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Odisha hosted National Tourism Conference

On 23rd and 24th January 2020, National Tourism Conference was held in an auditorium at the Marine Drive-Eco Retreat designed at Konark, a medium town in the Puri district in the state of Odisha which was jointly organized by the State Government of Odisha and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). ..

Konark Festival and International Sand Art Festival begins in Odisha

Governor of Odisha, Professor Ganeshi Lal, inaugurated the 30th edition of the Konark festival of classical dance. The annual 5-day dance festival started on 1st December is being organized in the backdrop of the Sun Temple in Konark, Puri district of Odisha. Konark dance festival showcases the best of India’s classical and traditional dance forms. ..

Odisha government signs pactwith UNICEF to provide safe drinking water

The Odisha government has recently signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide 24-hour safe drinking water to every household in the state under the project ‘Drink From Tap Mission’. The project has been launched on a pilot basis for about 1.2 lakh people involving 22,000 families in pockets ..

Odisha government to spend Rs 3208 crore under Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme

The Odisha  government has decided to spend Rs 3208 crore under the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme in 3 years to transform Puri into a World-class Heritage city.

The bathing festival ‘Snana Yatra’ celebrated in Odisha

The ‘Snana Yatra’ is a bathing festival celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Hindu month of ‘Jyestha’ & considered to be the birthday of Lord Jagannath. It is a significant ritual in the run-up to the annual ‘Rath Jatra’ festival. In Puri, the annual ceremonial bathing ritual of the deities at Shree ..

Sanjiv Puri appointed as new CMD of ITC Ltd

Sanjiv Puri has been appointed as the new CMD (Chairman and managing director) of ITC Ltd, India’s largest cigarette maker. He will take over the legacy of noted industry leader and erstwhile ITC Chairman Y.C. Deveshwar, who passed away on 11 May. Prior to this post, Mr. Puri was the Managing Director since 2018. He ..

Olly official mascot of 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup

The 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 28 November to 16 December, 2018. Turtle Olly has been declared as the official mascot of 2018 tournament at the Puri sea beach in Odisha. Alongside the promotion of the event, the mascot aims to raise ..

Raghunath Mohapatra nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha by President Ramnath Kovind

Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated 4 Rajya Sabha members viz. Farmer leader and former MP Ram Shakal, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and Founder of Delhi-based “India Policy Foundation” Rakesh Sinha.  Raghunath Mohapatra is an internationally renowned sculptur famous for his stone carvings. Practicing since 1959, Mr. Mohapatra has trained over ..