Bijay Chaki

COVID-19 fallout: Odisha government may slash MLALAD fund

The government had announced in the 2020-21 annual budget to increase the MLALAD from Rs 1 crore to Rs 3 crore.

09 Aug 2020

Migrant reurnees: Odisha government mum on future plan as other states take leap

Several states including Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have started rehabilitating migrant workers who returned to their states by making arrangements to absorb them.

28 Jul 2020

Get political leadership hands-on in COVID-19 battle: Odisha Opposition

They called for taking the Opposition into confidence so as to ensure combined efforts to deal with the emergent situation more effectively and contain the spread of the deadly virus in the state.

20 Jul 2020

BJD’s political activity signals change in offing

The number of aspirants has swollen ever since talks of a reshuffle started doing the rounds in political circles here.

06 Jul 2020

Odisha to opt for austerity measures in fighting COVID-19

As the enormity of the impact of extended lockdown is started sinking in, payment of salary and pension will become a tough task in the coming months.

29 Jun 2020

With Covid surge unabated, Odisha may continue restrictions in Unlock 2

Odisha Government’s limited Unlock 1 is set to end on June 30 but the rising count of Covid-19 may prompt it to stick to the restrictions well into end of July.

28 Jun 2020

From Fani to Covid-19, a year of Naveen narrative in Odisha 

From Mo Sarkar and 5T to Redevelopment of Heritage Sites; PRI empowerment to Covid hospitals, every move has been a calculated one, every scheme well-thought out. 

29 May 2020

With no train in sight, Odia workers in Surat lose hope amid COVID-19 lockdown

The Odisha government cancelled three special trains on Thursday from Surat after an Orissa High Court order.

09 May 2020

Locked shops douse spirits of the 'thirsty' in Odisha

Even though permitted by the Government, liquor shops remained closed across Odisha

05 May 2020

Lockdown: MHA’s revised norms come as relief for Odisha

The Government has so far readied 1,74,766 beds in 7,108 temporary health centres completed in 6,798 panchayats. 

30 Apr 2020

With Collector power, can sarpanchs fight disaster?

More importantly, under Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, they would have powers of enforcement as well as punitive authority.

22 Apr 2020

Lockdown: Odisha has task at hand

Official sources maintained that as the revised guidelines deal with many new aspects, a decision will be taken within a couple of days after due consideration.

16 Apr 2020

Odisha economy braces for coronavirus impact

Nineteen days into the lockdown and another 18 to go, all economic activities in Odisha have come to a standstill, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.

13 Apr 2020

Odisha truckers supplying essentials face food trouble

Similarly, in Ganjam district, five dhabas have been opened to cater to the needs of  drivers and helpers plying trucks on NH-16 and other routes.

04 Apr 2020

Herculean task for State to quarantine migrants

Between 70,000 and 80,000 migrant workers reached different districts before the 21-day lockdown came into force on March 24.

01 Apr 2020