Odisha gets investment proposals worth Rs 3,900cr in IT, electronics sector

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has secured investment proposals worth over Rs 3,900 crore in the electronics manufacturing, telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) sector during the ongoing investors' summit, a state Minister said here Wednesday. "Total investment proposals were of the order of Rs 3,900 crore from six companies," state Electronics and Information Technology Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera told reporters here at the second edition of the 'Make in Odisha Conclave'. Reliance...

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Odisha HC lawyers withdraw cease-work strike after suspended cops seek unconditional apology

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State gets intents of investment worth Rs 1,412 crore in Agri Marketing sector

Bhubaneswar: On the fourth day of Make in Odisha (MIO) Conclave 2018, the state government received intents of investments worth Rs 1,412 crore, said cooperation minister Surya Narayan Patro here. Briefing media persons, Patro said, “We have received intent of investment worth Rs 300 crore from Reliance Retail while ITC Ltd promised to invest Rs 520 crore in agri marketing sector.” Similarly, he said, about Rs 300 crore will be invested...

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Kovind, Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among others who along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Wednesday paid tributes to the nation's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary. While Kovind "remembered" Nehru in a tweet, Modi from Singapore tweeted: "We recall his contribution to our freedom struggle and during his tenure as Prime Minister." Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, former...

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Odisha gets investment proposals worth Rs 3,900cr in IT, electronics sector

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has secured investment proposals worth over Rs 3,900 crore in the electronics manufacturing, telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) sector during the ongoing investors' summit, a state Minister said here Wednesday. "Total investment proposals were of the order of Rs 3,900 crore from six companies," state Electronics and Information Technology Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera...

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