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First Waste To Energy Plant of Indian Railways inaugurated 

The East Coast Railway Zone on Thursday, 23rd January 2020 has commissioned the first waste-to-energy plant of the Indian Railway’s at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The facility was inaugurated by Rajesh Agarwal (Railway Board Member). This was the fourth such plant to be commissioned in the country, but also the first in the government sector of India. ..

Odisha CM launches ‘Jal Sathi’ initiative

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik launched the initiative ‘Jal Sathi’ on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 under which for consumer management and water distribution, women from self-help groups(SHGs) will be employed that will also lead to women empowerment in the state. The Chief Minister at the launch event said that the initiative will provide ..

Trade fair of Baliyatra to start in November

The Baliyatra is one of the biggest trade fairs of Odisha i.e. scheduled to begin on November 12. The 8-day trade fair will be jointly organized by the Cuttack District Administration, District Cultural Council, and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

Ranjit Guru, noted journalist and columnist passes away

Ranjit Guru (61), the noted Odisha journalist and columnist, has passed away in Bhubaneswar on August 18, 2019. He was working with leading Odia daily Sambad in a senior editorial position. During his over a 3-decade long career in journalism, he was also associated with the leading newspapers like ‘Anandabazar Patrika’ and ‘The Asian Age’.

Bhubaneswar chosen as venue for main event of 5th National Handloom Day (NHD)

In India, the 5th edition of National Handloom Day (NHD) has celebrated on 7th August 2019 to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry. The day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio economic development of India and also to increase the income of weavers. ..

Vivek Kohli elected as chairman of Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation

Vivek Kohli has been elected as chairman of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF). He defeated incumbent Alan Ransome of England. The elections were recently held in Bhubaneswar, close to the venue of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship 2019 (Cuttack). M.P. Singh, who is secretary general at Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI), was ..

Baidyanath Mishra, renowned economist , passes away

Baidyanath Mishra (99), the renowned economist, has passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on May 8, 2019. Mishra had started his career as a lecturer in Ravenshaw University in Cuttack in 1949. He later worked at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). He was vice-chancellor of OUAT from 1981 to 1985. Mishra was also the ..

Duti Krushna Panda, CPI leader and former Lok Sabha member, passes away

Duti Krushna Panda (97), the veteran CPI leader and former Lok Sabha member, has passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on May 5, 2019. Panda was elected to Lok Sabha from Bhanjanagara Parliamentary Constituency (presently Aska) in 1971. He was also elected to the state assembly from Aska seat in 1990. He was actively associated with ..