Bijoy Pradhan

PM Modi appeals nation to draw inspiration from Odisha chai-wallah D Prakash Rao

Cuttack-based tea vendor D Prakash Rao has once again hit the headlines after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him and his activities in the monthly radio programme Maan-Ki-Baat on Sunday.

08 Sep 2020

Odisha government dithers on use of price stabilisation fund

The state has received financial assistance of Rs 25 crore from the Centre under the price stabilisation fund for current fiscal.

11 Nov 2019

Odisha government still silent on promotion to unreserved posts

A few senior bureaucrats of the state government are trying to interpret the Supreme Court ruling in their own way to facilitate speedier promotion to reserved category employees.

10 Nov 2019

Odisha government nod sought to liquidate Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development banks 

Sources in the department said the claim of the OSCARD bank against the CARD banks was about Rs 200.50 crore.

03 Nov 2019

Rain casts shadow over bumper yield

The low pressure-induced incessant rain has reportedly caused widespread damage to kharif crops, mostly standing paddy crops, in the State.

25 Oct 2019

Coal-starved Odisha Power Generation Corporation yet to restart second unit

According to a senior official, it will take 20-25 days to restore normalcy in supply of coal.

22 Oct 2019

Odisha lines up 19 minor mineral blocks for auction

5 blocks will be reserved for repair of Sri Jagannath and Konark

21 Oct 2019

Power crisis looms, OPGC to close unit

The OPGC has offered to pay additional 40 per cent of the coal cost if MCL supplies more coal than the fuel supply agreement, Panda said.

14 Oct 2019

Odisha government clears nine more mine blocks for auction

This will be the second auction of mines, leases of which will expire on March 31, 2020, in less than 10 days and fourth this year.

13 Oct 2019

Thermal power units gasping for coal

The coal production to full capacity is not possible as MCL is not allowed to remove the overburden of quarry No. 6 dumped on a government land at Ubuda by the local people.

11 Oct 2019

Coal in short supply, power crisis looms large over State

Four units of OPGC getting less than half of the daily coal requirement from MCL

07 Oct 2019

16 mineral blocks on auction in next phase

The Steel and Mines department has identified 16 of 29 mineral blocks cleared by the high-level committee of the State Government for auction in next phase.

04 Oct 2019

Rising prices cast shadow on Onion Mission in Odisha

In a similar situation in 2015 when onion price touched Rs 50 a kg in retail markets, the government announced to launch Onion Mission to tackle the teary vegetable shortage in the state.

29 Sep 2019

29 mineral blocks cleared for tender

Sources familiar with the development said the HLC has decided to go for auction of three iron ore blocks.

24 Sep 2019

Odisha Literary Festival: Debate on Kashmir narratives being highly fragmented

Scholars on Kashmir and journalists speaks only about the last 30 years, may be about 70 years since partisan of Pakistan in 1947.

23 Sep 2019

Centre clears decks for iron ore blocks auction

State set to issue NIT for auction of 28 iron ore mines by Sept-end

20 Sep 2019

Rs 7,600 crore Discom dues land Gridco in financial crisis

The State-run power trading company Gridco is in a deep financial crisis due to non-payment of arrears and bulk supply bills by the distribution companies (Discoms).

16 Sep 2019

BJP government yet to take a call on four coal blocks issued to WCL

Officials of Coal Ministry and Odisha government tightlipped on the issue.

15 Sep 2019

Odisha becomes open defecation free State ahead of Gandhi Jayanti

After failing to meet several deadlines of the Centre, Odisha government had assured the Centre in June of achieving the ODF status by October 2 this year.

09 Sep 2019

Odisha government doublespeak on paddy procurement

Another report of the Government said the State has a total rice production of 73.11 lakh tonne while the requirement is 67.98 lakh tonne.

04 Sep 2019

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