BJD declares support for government on citizenship bill
Outside the NDA fold, BJD has emerged as BJP’s most prominent ally. In June, Patnaik surprised everyone by backing BJP’s Rajya Sabha candidate Ashwini Vaishnav despite his party having the numbers to send a third BJD nominee to the House. Now, Patnaik-led BJD has decided to support the government on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Centre agrees to include 3 Odisha airports under Udan scheme
The Vir Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda was earlier included under UDAN...
Odisha reduces Kalia assistance to Rs 4,000 from Rs 10,000
The decision to reduce the Kalia assistance was taken after the Odisha government ...
Medical college scam: CBI books, conducts searches at Justice SN Shukla’s premises
Besides Justice Shukla, former Odisha High Court Judge I M Quddusi- who already stands charge sheeted by the agency in the scandal- along with five others have been booked by the CBI in a fresh FIR registered on December 4.
Odisha Slurry lenders pick ArcelorMittal bid
Odisha Slurry owes financial creditors Rs 3,300 crore, of which Rs 2,350 crore is the principal amount.
States can't have lower fine than in amended MV Act: Attoney general
The road transport and highways ministry in September had sought legal opinion through the law ministry soon after some of the state governments including Gujarat had reduced the fines for compoundable offences below the minimum penalties, which has been specified in the Motor Vehicle Act. The amended law came into effect from September 1.
Aggressive bidding derails Odisha's iron ore auctions
The decision was taken after Adani group and ArcelorMittal, who participated in the first of two rounds of auctions, complained against JSW’s decision to bid for the largest block through half a dozen subsidiaries. Senior officials of Naveen Patnaik’s government spent the weekend holding a series of meetings to save these high-stake auctions.
NCLT orders liquidation for Lanco Babandh
The bankruptcy court removed the resolution professional for the Lanco group company, and appointed a liquidator from AAA Insolvency Professionals to sell off the assets
Odisha’s distressed cold storage operators on strike
The Odisha Cold Storage Association, a body of 35 cold storage owners, is seeking incentives to revive its ailing units, waiver of loans and easier credit linkage. It has urged chief minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene, claiming that it is no longer able to run these units, which were set up at an averaged investment of about Rs 7 crore.
Medical college scam: CBI court summons former Orissa HC judge
Former Orissa High Court Judge I M Quddusi has been asked to appear in the court in January to face the trial along with six others for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to reverse a Medical Council of India (MCI) debarment against a medical college through backdoor “settlement”.
Kamal Haasan receives honorary doctorate from Odisha's Centurion University
Veteran actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan was conferred an honorary doctorate for his contribution to cinema, on November 19 ...
Odisha’s maternal health scheme doing better: Survey
The Jaccha-Baccha Survey (JABS), conducted by student volunteers in June 2019, took place in six states—Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. The findings of the survey were released in a report on Monday.
Odisha to work with IMF on multi-year budgeting system
A team of the IMF met with top officials of Naveen Patnaik’s government recently to review the state’s Public Finance Management system. Under a tripartite agreement, the IMF's South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Center is helping state to move towards a multi—year budgeting system based on more real and forward looking fiscal projections.
JSW Infra commissions new 18 MTPA iron ore terminal at Paradip port
Built at an investment of Rs 750 crore, the company will operate the terminal for the next 30-years as part of its build, operate, and transfer agreement with the Paradip Port Trust, the infrastructure arm of the JSW Group said in a statement. “Paradip’s location continues to remain attractive for iron ore movement via sea route. ” said MD of JSW Infra.
Odisha's 'Rasagola' or West Bengal's 'Rasogolla': Which one wins the battle of flavours
Bengalis believe that the invention of Rasogolla had much to do with Westerners specially the Portuguese.
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