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Durga Puja festival in Odisha celebration

Durga Puja is an annual festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga all over Odisha. It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Vijayadashami. The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Durga Puja is celebrated in two different ways […]

City bus service to introduce Smart card

Dream Team Sahara (DTS) has decided to introduce ‘smart card’ system for commuters on October 10, which coincides with the third anniversary of its launch. DTS chief executive officer Sudhansu Jena said it would help address the problem of coin scarcity. To avail of the cashless travel experience, one has to get the card from […]

Odisha bus fare hike by 4-7 paise per Km

Bowing to a long-pending demand from private operators, Government of Odisha announced a hike in the bus fares by four to seven paise per km with effect from Sunday. The decision comes days after the state bus owners association demanded a revision of the fares in view of the recent hike in diesel and petrol […]

Board plans grade system for Matric

Odisha government is planning to push reforms in the 2014 HSC examination on the footsteps of the pattern followed by CBSE. Although Gujarat and Karnataka state boards have already reformed their education system, the state government plans to implement the same reforms to check rising cases of depression and suicide cases among students. The Board […]

Odisha Governor gives assent to two bills

S C Jamir, Governor of Odisha has given assent to Odisha State Cooperative (Amendment) Bill 2013 and Odisha Self-Help Cooperative (Repeal) Bill 2013. Governor cleared both the Bills which were passed by Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) during its recently concluded session. Repealing Odisha Self-Help Co-operative Act, 2001, Odisha Government had promulgated an Ordinance, which ended […]

Bhubaneswar may host 2014 HIL matches

Bhubaneswar is all set to become the newest venue for global tournaments after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday said that the city has the required facilities to host mega events. The green patch at Kalinga Sports Complex had charmed organisers of the Hockey India League. The stunning new turf today impressed a five-member […]

Rourkela to become Corporation soon

A few days after announcing to convert Sambalpur Municipality into corporation, the Odisha Government on Tuesday has decided to transform Rourkela Municipality to Corporation too. According to sources, a formal notification to this effect would soon be published. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this after meeting with a delegation from Rourkela. During the meeting Urban […]

Soumya Patnaik expelled from Congress

Former MP and senior Congress leader Soumya Ranjan Patnaik is expelled from the party for ‘anti-party activities’. This was informed by AICC general secretary in-charge of Odisha B K Hariprasad. Patnaik has been expelled from the primary membership of the Congress party for a period of six years with immediate effect. Before Odisha Pradesh Congress […]