Bijoy Pradhan

Austerity: Another officer retires, rehired by Odisha government

The Higher Education department has re-engaged a retired bureaucrat as legal consultant, consigning austerity norms of the State Government to dustbin.

10 Aug 2020

Odisha's kar sevak Sangram took bullets, lived to see Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

Sangram was in his early twenties when he had a bullet piercing his abdomen while multiple others scraped past causing bleeding injuries.

05 Aug 2020

TPCODL  ‘mismanagement’ heaps misery on people

As the top executives of TPCODL rely more on their business associates ignoring the old technical and non-technical staff, they are not getting required support from the latter.

03 Aug 2020

State to scrap ASC  scheme, Covid-hit farmers to be hit

Rs 6 cr meant for setting up agro service centres lying unused from 2013-14

28 Jul 2020

Tata Power plans infrastructure boost with Rs 344 crore investment

OERC approval to the plan will impact consumers

21 Jul 2020

Odisha government junks its austerity measure as retired IFS officer gets 8th extension

Under these conditions, there is absolutely no need of two IFS officers in Steel and Mines department.

14 Jul 2020

Odisha GA deparment hires retired OAS officer on day when austerity plan issued

However, the General Administration department did not appoint any of the three officers to the post previously held by Shukla.

09 Jul 2020

Gridco moves OERC claiming Rs 4,234 crores from RIL

It further said RIL, which obtained the controlling interest in the three discoms at Rs 117 crore, diluted its shareholdings from 51 per cent to 0.002 per cent without any investment. 

06 Jul 2020

East Coast Railways moves power tribunal over distribution license

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission declined to recognise ECoR as deemed distribution licensee under any provision of the Railway Act, 1989 and Electricity Act, 2003.

02 Jul 2020

Funds crunch hits Odisha government's marketing federation for fertiliser supply

At a time when demand for fertilisers are picking up, the apex cooperative body is struggling to pay outstanding dues to the tune of Rs 40 crore to IFFCO.

29 Jun 2020

Nine mineral blocks in Odisha to go under hammer next month

Under the new Central guidelines issued by the Ministry of Mines, the Government will obtain all statutory clearances before putting these new blocks under hammer.

15 Jun 2020

Keonjhar hikes ‘minimum wage’ under MGNREGS, other districts worry

In order to help the rural poor in Keonjhar district to cope with the immediate economic impact of the pandemic all MGNREGS workers in Keonjhar will be paid the minimum wage during 2020-21 fiscal.

11 Jun 2020

Modi is all for Odisha, says Amit Shah in first virtual rally

Shah said around 28 lakh poor families of the state are beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme out of 8 crore families of the country

08 Jun 2020

Potato prices zoom in Odisha as demand rises in West Bengal

Taking advantage of lax administration of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department, unscrupulous traders have resorted to fleecing the consumers.

07 Jun 2020

Promotion cry gets louder

At present, eight posts of additional secretary, one post each of joint secretary and deputy secretary and four post of under secretary in OSS cadre are lying vacant.

05 Jun 2020