CM Naveen Writes To PM For Accepting Surplus Parboiled Rice From Odisha

AchieversNews: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accepting the estimated surplus parboiled rice from the State for the next Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22. Patnaik in a letter to PM Modi on Sunday highlighted that Odisha had become a Decentralized Procurement (DCP) State in the KMS 2003-04. Since then the State has been undertaking MSP operations for procurement of paddy in decentralized mode. Such Decentralized Procurement has improved the outreach of MSP support to paddy growers. The rice milled from the paddy…

Aryan Khan, 7 Others To Be Produced In Court

Achievers News: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will produce the eight arrested accused in the rave party bust on a cruise ship before the Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Monday, said official sources. They are: Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, model Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant — who have been remanded to a day’s NCB custody by the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R.K. Rajebhosale. The remaining five are: Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra, who were arrested late on Sunday night and…

Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that digital infrastructure was taking everything from ‘Ration to Prashasan’ (ration to administration) to the common Indian in a fast and transparent manner. Prime Minister Modi was speaking after launching the ‘Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’ through a video conference. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the campaign for strengthening the health facilities, that have been going for the last seven years, is now entering a new phase. “Today we are launching a mission that has the potential of bringing…

Bharat Bandh Affects Normal Life In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life was affected in several districts of Odisha on Monday amid protests by farmer organisations as part of the Bharat Bandh by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a united front of farmer outfits in the country, demanding repeal of three farm laws. While members of Odisha Krushak Sangha are staging a peaceful protest at Master Canteen Square in Bhubaneswar today morning, many protestors were seen burning tyres on roads in Rayagada and Bargarh district. Several shops, business establishments, government, and private offices, have been closed across the State. Major roads,…

Bhubaneswar To Have 7 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Soon

Bhubaneswar: For the development of a robust electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the State Capital, a meeting was organised here on Monday. Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh chaired the meeting. General Manager (EV & EV Charging Infrastructure) Energy Efficiency Services Limited N Mohan, Head (EV & Home Automation Business) Tata Power Company Limited Sandeep Bangia, senior officials from Energy and Commerce and Transport Department Government of Odisha, CEO Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Limited M Shenbagam, Sinha, Engineer-in-Chief cum Principal Chief Electrical Inspector, Santosh Das, General Manager Bhubaneswar Smart City…

Tihar On High Alert After Rohini Court Incident

New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities are on high alert amid fear of clashes between different rival criminal gang members lodged in the high security prison here following the shootout incident in Rohini court. “We are maintaining higher level of alertness than before after Friday’s court shootout,” Tihar Director-General Sandeep Goel told IANS on Saturday. Tihar, South Asia’s largest complex of prisons has been working on tightening its security by installing CCTV cameras since a series of violent incidents were reported from within the jail in August. On Friday, top Delhi gangster…

Odisha’s Jubin Mohapatra Secures Rank 46 In Civil Services Exam 2020

Bhubaneswar: Jubin Mohapatra from Bhubaneswar has brought laurels to the State by securing 46th Rank in the Civil Services Examination 2020, the result of which was declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday. Jubin, who is presently working in a private company in Hyderabad, had earlier cleared the examination in 2018 and 2019, but he was not able to secure the rank required to become an IAS. He was finally able to make it in his third attempt. Among others from Odisha, Ashis Kumar Mishra has secured rank…

India Eves Lose To Great Britain In Bronze Medal Match

Tokyo: There was no fairy-tale ending for the Indian women’s hockey team as its dream of winning bronze in their maiden entry into the medal round came crashing down in a 4-3 defeat to Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday. The unheralded Indians made an unexpected run into the medal round, winning two matches and beating world No. 2 Australia in the quarterfinals. They lost to the higher-rated Argentina and went down narrowly to Great Britain, but they went out with heads held high as Rani Rampal’s…

Olympics Hockey: Indian Men’s Team Bring Bronze Medal Home

Tokyo: The Indian men’s hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal playoffs at the Olympic Games on Thursday to bring home a medal after 41 years. So far, India had finished in the Top-2 in Pool A with four wins (3-2 vs New Zealand, 3-0 vs Spain, 3-1 vs Argentina, 5-3 vs Japan). They suffered a loss to Australia. In the quarterfinal, India beat Great Britain 3-1 and lost 2-5 to Belgium in the semifinal. On the other hand, Germany have registered four wins the Group stage (7-1…