Wednesday, October 18, 2017
EDITORIAL
Rice war
The rice war going between the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the BJP is not only uncalled-for but is misleading as well. What started with Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar’s statement - that the BJD Government is taking credit for giving rice at Rs 2 per Kg is actually a Centrally-sponsored scheme - has now grown into a full political war.
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Govt asks Collectors to assess drought situation
District Collectors were today asked to assess the drought situation as 98 of the State's 314 blocks had a dry spell this monsoon, an official said.
State, Union Govt worried over fall in indirect tax collection in GST regime
The fall in indirect tax collection in State under the new tax regime of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has become worrisome for both the State government and Centre.
CS urges Depts to share relevant info through new Government data portal
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today said that Data is the most valuable asset in the world today.
Naveen’s Diwali gift to agitating Anganwadi workers, helpers
In what is considered as a Diwali gift to the agitating Anganwadi workers, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today conceded their demand and raised the compensation given to them.
Monsoon gone, yet rain likely to spoil Diwali celebrations in Odisha
Even as Monsoon completely receded this season, rain is likely to play spoil sport during the Diwali celebrations.
State govt sets deadline for bridge construction
The State government has directed the Rural Development Department to begin construction work of at least 200 bridges, including the 145 projects sanctioned under Biju Setu Yojana (BSY), by the end of this fiscal, official sources said.
Naveen cancels Bargarh visit, announces level crossing in Barpali
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, in an apparent bid to woo voters in Bijepur Assembly constituency which is set for bi-election anytime now, today announced a level crossing at Barpali to facilitate smooth communication.
Centre urged to set up C-DAC regional centre in State capital
State Government has urged the Centre to set up a Regional Centre of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) at the Capital City.
Aegon Life insurance empowers employees to make financial decisions
Aegon Life Insurance, in collaboration with ‘Arthayantra’, conducted Financial Planning Sessions to build awareness about financial wellbeing and empower its employees to plan their financial goals and achieve them through effective implementation. The sessions witnessed enthusiastic response from its offices pan India.
Govt to provide Rs 500 travel expense for patients with blood disorder: CM
The State government today decided to provide Rs 500 per month as transportation cost to patients who travel frequently for blood transfusion.

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