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Odisha
India  /  Published 10.07.20

Odisha cuts liquor Covid fee to 15%

  Sources said the overall revenue collection of the state government had gone down by around 23 per cent in the first quarter of the financial year compared to the corresponding period last yea...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 08.07.20

Odisha austerity steps for virus costs

The Odisha government has announced slew of austerity measures amid the mounting cost of fighting Covid-19 pandemic. The Naveen Patnaik government has put curbs on air travel by “babus” t...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 07.07.20

Odisha Covid-19 count crosses 10,000

Coronavirus cases in Odisha crossed the 10,000 mark on Tuesday with the single-day high of 571 cases. The state’s Covid-19 count stands at 10,097 positive cases and 42 deaths. The Covid-19 posi...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Odisha aid for transgenders

The Odisha government on Friday decided to include transgender community under the ambit of its social welfare scheme — Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) — and give them a monthly subsisten...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Curbs on visitors to Odisha govt offices

The Odisha government on Thursday decided to restrict the entry of visitors to the Lok Seva Bhavan (state secretariat) and other important government buildings like the Krushi Bhavan till July 31. Th...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 01.07.20

Odisha top cop apology to rape victim

The Odisha director-general of police on Wednesday publicly apologised to a 13-year-old girl in Sundergarh district who was raped allegedly by her stepfather, two friends and a cop, and later forced t...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Odisha allows counter sale of liquor

The Odisha government has decided to resume the counter sale of liquor from Wednesday across the state. The online sale of liquor and home delivery that began in the last week of May failed to garner...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 15.06.20

In Odisha, jumbo rath dilemma

Two questions are on everyone’s mind in Odisha.One, will the Rath Yatra be held this year at all?Two, if the Odisha government allows the event, should elephants be harnessed to pull the three chari...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 13.06.20

Odisha plans 20cr man-days

The Odisha government plans to generate 20 crore man-days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) considering the livelihood needs of over 5.22 lakh migrant worker...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 10.06.20

Shah Odisha funds claim lifts eyebrows

Union home minister Amit Shah’s claim of the Centre having allocated Rs 5.52 lakh crore to Odisha in the past six years during a virtual rally on Monday has been met with surprise from different qua...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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