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…

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…

Heavy Rain Likely Across Odisha For Next Five Days

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a Yellow Warning of heavy rainfall and thunderstorm with lightning for Odisha. Heavy rainfall is very likely across the State for the next five days. In the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Bolangir, and Kalahandi. Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Odisha, during the same period. On June 30, heavy…

Malkangiri Youth Among Four Dead In Pawan Hans Chopper Crash

Malkangiri: A young geologist from Malkangiri district of Odisha was among the four persons who died after a Pawan Hans helicopter ditched into the Arabian Sea near the ONGC’s Sagar Kiran oil-rig, off Mumbai High Fields, around 175 kms off the country’s commercial capital, on Tuesday. The deceased Odia youth has been identified as Satyambada Patra (Riku), son of Suresh Chandra Patra and Sabita Sahu. The news of his demise shocked his family, friends, and neighbours. He had married one year back and his wife is currently pregnant. The chopper…

Devotees Throng Puri For ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’ Of Holy Trinity

Puri: Ahead of the grand Rath Yatra celebrations, several devotees thronged the pilgrim town of Puri to witness the ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’’ of the recuperated Lord Jagannath and His siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. Soon after their holy bath on the auspicious Snana Purnima day, the deities fell ill and were recuperating at the ‘Anasara Ghara’ for a fortnight. After their recovery, the Holy Trinity emerged for the first time on the pious occasion of ‘Nabajoubana Darshan’ today.

Timing Extended For Odisha Assembly Monsoon Session

Achievers News: The monsoon session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) will commence on July 2 with some changes in the timings, as informed by Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha on Wednesday. Arukha said that the Assembly will be held as per Covid guidelines. Only a decision has been taken to change the timing of the second sitting which was held from 4 pm to 6 pm. Now the second sitting will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm. The session will have 24 working days and is scheduled to…

Odisha Matric Result To Be Out By First Week Of July

Bhubaneswar: The result of the Annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha, will be declared by the first week of July said School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday. Dash said that the evaluation of the answer sheets has been completed. Due to the change in examination pattern, the tabulation has to be done in three phases. The BSE is taking the necessary steps to declare the results definitely by the first week of July.

Over Rs 28 Lakh Cash Seized From Passenger At Puri Railway Station

Puri: A total of Rs 28,58,500 in cash was seized from a passenger at Puri Railway Station on Friday. The money was detected during the scanning of his luggage. Railway Police Force (RPF) seized the cash and detained the passenger. He has been identified as Uday Kumar of Narsipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Uday was trying to board a train from Puri to Visakhapatnam yesterday evening when the RPF scanned his luggage and found the money. During interrogation, Uday claimed he has received the money after selling a land, however, the…