Odisha Vigilance Traps Three Govt Officials In A Day

Bhubaneswar: The State Vigilance on Wednesday trapped three officials including one assistant engineer on charges of corruption, officials said. The vigilance sleuth caught Prakash Chandra Sahoo, additional commercial tax officer, enforcement unit, Paradeep while accepting bribe of Rs 2 lakh from a glass and ply dealer. Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on the residential house of Sahoo in Kendrapara district and his office room at Paradeep. He has been arrested and is being forwarded to the court, the officials said. Similarly, Himansu Sekhar Panda, a junior assistant…

Odisha Investors’ Meet Dubai Attracts Investment Intent Of Rs 21K Cr

Bhubaneswar: Riding on the last 2 years of a high level of investments approved by Government of Odisha, amounting to over USD 50 billion since 2021, the Government of Odisha is attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in sectors such as Metals and Metal downstream, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Textiles and Apparel including Technical Textiles, Food processing including Seafood processing, ESDM, Logistics and Clean Energy. In this regard, the Odisha Investors Meet was held in Dubai today. The meeting was held under the leadership of Naveen Patnaik Chief Minister of Odisha along…

CM Thackeray Submits Resignation To Governor

Achievers News: Soon after his social media address to the people, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray drove down to Raj Bhavan and tendered his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari late on Wednesday. Thackeray was himself driving the vehicle and accompanied by his wife Rashmi, and ex-Minister son Aditya Thackeray. Soon afterwards, he returned to his residence ‘Matoshri’ in Bandra East with Shiv Sainiks raising slogans in his suport at several places enroute.

Odisha Records 155 New COVID Cases

Achievers News: A total of 155 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the last 24 hours across the State, out of which 91 persons are in quarantine while 64 are local contacts. The number of active cases is 729. As per the data shared by the Information and Public Relations Department on Thursday, as many as 12,765 samples were tested during the last 24 hours in the State. The State’s COVID-19 test positivity rate (TPR) stands at 1.21 percent. Below is the district-wise breakup of new cases in Odisha:…

Odisha’s MUKTA In Top Five Finalists For 2021-22 WRI Prize For Cities

Achievers News: The Mukhya Mantri Karma Tatpara Abhiyan (MUKTA) initiative of the Odisha government has made it to the top five finalists for the 2021-2022 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities. The World Resources Institute announced five projects as finalists at the 11th World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland, on Wednesday. “During India’s COVID-19 lockdown, the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the Government of Odisha State pioneered an innovative mass employment scheme in cities for migrants, informal workers and the urban poor that created climate-sensitive infrastructure and has now…