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Odisha first state to have ‘climate, nutrition budgets’

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government in its maiden budget of the new term in the state has come out with two new separate budget documents especially crafted on the issue of climate and nutrition. The government claimed that the state became the first Indian state to do so. Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari in his Budget address Tuesday said, “We propose to introduce a document on ‘Climate Budget’ to provide a brief account...

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Odisha MLAs get tablets, triple MLALAD funds

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari in his budget speech Tuesday announced hiking of the MLA local area development (MLALAD) funds three times from the existing corpus to give an impetus to the growth of areas represented by the legislators. According to the statement made by the minister, the MLAs now will be entitled for Rs 3 crore each a year to spend on their constituency to sort out the woes...

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Prashant Kishor asks Nitish Kumar to come clean on Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse  

Patna: Poll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor has mocked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for aligning with the BJP in his quest for power, and said Tuesday that the JD(U) leader cannot be wedded to Gandhian ideals and stand with those who support Nathuram Godse at the same time. Addressing a crowded press conference here, the first since his expulsion from the JD(U), which Kumar heads, Kishor asserted that the chief minister has...

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls meeting with top officers to discuss implementation of 10 guarantees

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of top officers on Wednesday to discuss the implementation of “ten guarantees” including uninterrupted power supply, garbage-free Delhi and basic facilities for unauthorised colonies, sources said. Issues like potable piped water supply, education for every child, free bus ride scheme for different sections of society, healthcare facilities, safety of women and cleaning of Yamuna are included in the agenda of...

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Ram Mandir Trust to hold first meeting Wednesday

New Delhi: The first meeting of the Ram Mandir Trust to oversee construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya will be held here Wednesday at the Delhi residence of K Parasaran, the head of the Trust. The Trust has been constituted by the Narendra Modi government. The trust meeting is likely to finalise the date to start...

Will play all formats for at least three more years: Virat Kohli

Wellington: India captain Virat Kohli is preparing himself for a ‘rigorous three years’ of playing all three formats after which he might reassess his workload amid a ‘transition phase’ setting in. The world's premier batsman is looking at the ‘bigger picture’ in Indian cricket with two T20 and one 50-over World Cup in the next three years...

State adopts ‘no work, no pay’ strategy for teachers and staffers

State adopts ‘no work, no pay’ strategy for teachers and staffers

Bhubaneswar: Taking a strong note of the disruption caused to school children’s education due to unauthorised absence, the Higher Education department of the state government has adopted a ‘no work, no pay’ policy against teachers and staffers of government and aided colleges across the state and issued necessary instructions to the district and field-level officials in this...

Berhampur varsity may close state’s sole ESTC

Berhampur varsity may close state’s sole ESTC

Berhampur: The Berhampur University’s identity of being the only university in the state to run Earth Science and Technology Cell (ESTC) may disappear soon, as the ESTC is going to shut-down in near future; reason the negligence of the university towards the cell’s management. Projects coming through ESTC have also stopped due to the irresponsibility of university...

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RCCI announces Purvodaya scheme on Foundation Day

Rourkela: The 59th Foundation Day of Rourkela Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) was celebrated at Chamber Bhawan here, Tuesday. President, RCCI, Praveen Garg welcomed chief guest Soma Mandal, Director Commercial SAIL-New Delhi and Dipak Chattaraj, CEO, Rourkela Steel Plant. The RCCI President on behalf of the Chamber conveyed his thanks to Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Steel,...

Why Keonjhar loves ‘Fouji’ from Haryana

Why Keonjhar loves ‘Fouji’ from Haryana

Keonjhar: Rabindra Singh, an ex-service man is lovingly known as ‘Fouji’ in Keonjhar for his Good Samaritan deeds. Aged 50, Fouji is a native of Rohtak in Haryana. He has been staying in Raisuan area here, but when asked he tells people of his multiple residences. His sole aim is to serve people. He has purchased an...

Kapilas ready for Maha Shivaratri

Kapilas ready for Maha Shivaratri

Dhenkanal: Preparations for ‘Maha Shivaratri’ are well underway at the temple of Chandrasekharjew, the presiding deity of Kapilas in Dhenkanal district. February 21, ‘Maha Shivaratri’ will be celebrated at the shrine with all traditions and rituals. The Endowment department here is pulling all stops to ensure the ‘jagara’ festival goes off without a hitch. The main temple,...

Debris in fuel tanks: Fresh trouble for Boeing 737 Max

Paris: Boeing said Tuesday that it found debris contaminating the fuel tanks of some 737 Max jets that it built in the past year but was unable to deliver to airline customers. A Boeing official said the debris was discovered in ‘several’ planes but did not give a precise number. Boeing built about 400 undelivered Max jets...

 

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