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When Siddhanta became a real-life hero

Odia actor and Berhampur MP Siddhanta Mahapatra made his turn as a real life hero on Sunday when he saved a woman who was allegedly set on fire in Bhubaneswar. The victim, a neighbour of the MP, was out in the street seeking help when the BJD MP came to her rescue. It was during […]

Ranjib Biswal named new IPL chairman

Ranjib Biswal, the Odisha Cricket Association chief, was named the IPL chairman, a post left vacant by Rajiv Shukla, who decided to resign at the end of his tenure this year. Biswal, a former India under-19 captain and first-class cricketer, was the manager of the Indian team during the 2011 World Cup triumph and was […]

Odisha least developed state of India

The Raghuram Rajan committee has raised serious questions on the development of the state during the last decade by placing Odisha at the top of the list of the ‘least developed’ states thereby putting the BJD Government in an embarrassing situation. Much to the embarrassment, the committee report has put Odisha on the top of […]

SELCO Solar to train young entrepreneurs

Selco Solar, a Bangalore-based social enterprise, would soon set up an incubation centre in Odisha to train young entrepreneurs in solar energy, said its founder and champion of renewable energy Harish Hande. The company has started conducting introductory workshops to select interested youths in various districts of the state, who are keen to work in […]

Puja pandals to install CCTV cameras

Police have asked Cuttack Durga puja committees to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in pandals. Last year, this instruction was only confined to pandals with chandi medha. This year 156 puja committees will set up pandals with 16 using silver and gold ornaments and silver tableaux to decorate. “Last year, 10 puja committees had […]

Sambalpur to become Corporation

Bringing good news for the denizens of Sambalpur, the State government has decided to accord corporation status to Sambalpur municipality. It was decided in a high level meeting chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik at Secretariat today. The major city of western Odisha would become the fourth municipal corporation of the State after Bhubnaeswar, Cuttack and […]

Students union elections on Oct 8

Odisha government on Saturday issued a notification for holding elections for students unions in different Government and non-govt colleges. According to the notification, the students union elections across the state will be held on October 8. The candidates will file nomination papers on September 30. While the date for withdrawal is October 1, the final […]

IYF world camp 2013 at KIIT Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is all set to host the 2013 International Youth Fellowship World Camp from 22nd to 24th this month of September. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University will organise this event on its campus. The three-day camp will see participation from students of 10 countries, including South Korea, Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Czech Republic and […]

Govt holiday tomorrow for ULB Polls

The Odisha state government has declared holiday in cities, towns and panchayats where the ULB elections will be held. The Government offices and industrial establishments will remain closed on 19th September 2013 for the urban local body (ULB) elections. As per a notification issued by the State Election Commission (SEC), Government offices and industrial establishments […]