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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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NIA files chargesheet against 11 JMB terrorists

Bangalore: The National Investigative Agency (NIA) filed Tuesday a chargesheet against 11 Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists, including a Bangladeshi national, for their alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy to commit terror acts, and recruiting people for anti-national activities among others, an official said. They have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)...

Jumbo problem: Elephants disappear from 12 forest ranges in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Tuesday informed the Assembly that at least 246 elephants have died in the state due to several factors including poaching since 2016. Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha said this while replying to a question and stated that the deaths have occurred between 2016-17 and 2018-19. The deaths were mostly due to...

Annual function sans glamour quotient riles Balasore college students

Bhograi: Students of RIHS Mahavidyalaya here in Balasore district were upset over the exclusion of glamour quotient for the upcoming annual function of the college’s dramatic society. They locked the college Tuesday, because the authorities failed to rope in popular Odia cine stars and singers for the function. The students alleged that the authorities were not interested...

State Archives week kicks off

Around 73 Odia cinema magazines’ covers along with their details are exhibited at the Odisha State Archives Panchasakha has penned books like Laxmi Purana where Maa Laxmi eats from the house of a low-caste woman, which itself speaks of a great social change Basanta Kumar Mallick| Professor BHUBANESWAR: Odisha State Archives in association with Odia Film Journalists’...

Wrestler Sunil Kumar ends India’s 27-year wait with Greco-Roman gold

New Delhi: Sunil Kumar overpowered Tuesday in emphatic fashion Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5-0 in the 87kg summit bout to win India’s first Greco-Roman gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in 27 years. Entering the gold medal bout after a come-from-behind victory in the semifinal, Kumar comprehensively defeated his opponent at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium here....

Maoist carrying Rs 4 lakh bounty on head surrenders in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna:  A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head surrendered before the police in Kalahandi district Tuesday. Kesab Veladi (27) of Chhattisgarh, who had joined the CPI (Maoist) in 2009 and was involved in many crimes, surrendered before the police, Superintendent of Police, B Ganagadhar said. Veladi told police that he decided to...

Iran sentences alleged 8 United States ‘spies’ to 10 years in prison

Tehran: Iran sentenced eight environmental activists, including an Iranian who reportedly also has British and American citizenship, to prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years on charges of spying for the United States and acting against Iran’s national security, the judiciary said Tuesday. According to the judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, an appeals court issued the final...

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,...

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...

 

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