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MHA Restores FCRA Licence Of ‘Missionaries Of Charity’

Jan 08, 2022 PTI

MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) official said that with the restoration of the FCRA licence, the Kolkata-based famed organisation ‘Missionaries Of Charity’will be able to receive foreign funds, and can also spend the money lying in the banks.

Industry Body Seeks Odisha CM’s Intervention In Resolving Coal Shortage

Dec 31, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

An industry body has sought the intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in resolving the “acute” coal shortage faced by captive power plants in the state.


Odisha CM asks officials to prepare for COVID third wave on war-footing

In a meeting on Monday, where he took stock of the state's preparedness to deal with the pandemic, Patnaik issued a series of directives to government departments, calling for the same level of readiness as was there during the first and second waves.

Odisha Government Run By Patnaik's Friends: Kanhaiya

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJD alleging that the Odisha government is being run by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's "friends", and not elected representatives.


BJD To Nominate 40 Pc Candidates From OBC Category In Rural, Urban Polls

In his proposal, Das said that the reservation of seats for the OBC community had been removed by the state government from the panchayat and urban polls following the Supreme Court’s direction.

20 December, 2021

Patnaik launches air health services for remote tribal districts

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Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare Minister N K Das said specialist doctors required for the treatment of critical patients admitted to various district headquarters hospitals (DHHs), will go to the remote districts to treat patients.


16 December, 2021

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Multiple Sports Infrastructure Facilities In Odisha

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The new sports hostels and its allied facilities and amenities, within the Kalinga Stadium premises, will ensure a home away from home for the athletes, while they stay focused on their goal to achieve sporting excellence, Patnaik said at the inauguration ceremony.


15 December, 2021

CM Launches Distribution Of BSKY Smart Health Cards For Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur Districts

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The BSKY smart health card will entitle the beneficiaries to get free health services in more than 200 hospitals of the country, including Odisha.


13 December, 2021

Patnaik Visits Home Turf Ganjam District, Inaugurates Several Projects

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Addressing a gathering near the temple, Patnaik said the state government is committed to providing better medical care to the public and in this regard, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Health Card is the best gift for the people of the coastal state.


05 December, 2021

Heavy Rains Lash Odisha As Remnants Of Cyclone Jawad Near Coast

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Heavy rains lashed parts of Odisha on Sunday as remnants of cyclone Jawad, which has weakened into a deep depression, neared the coast, officials said.


27 November, 2021

Naveen Patnaik: Alumni Of SCB Are Ambassadors Of Odisha In Every Corner Of The World

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the service rendered to humanity by SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack is unparalleled and its alumni is unmatched.


26 November, 2021

BJP And Congress Unite In Odisha! To Throw Eggs At BJD Leaders

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Finding themselves on the same side of Odisha politics, Congress and BJP are functioning on similar lines. CM Naveen Patnaik's convoy and BJD MP Aparajita Sarangi were thrown eggs at, on separate occasions.


24 November, 2021

BJP Supporters Hurl Eggs At Odisha CM's Convoy

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BJP supporters hurled eggs at the convoy of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Puri on Wednesday, protesting against the government's "inaction" in the Kalahandi teacher's kidnap and murder case.


24 November, 2021

Foundation Stone Laid For Rs331cr Heritage Corridor Project in Puri

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The foundation stone for the Rs 331-crore heritage corridor project in Odisha's Puri was laid by 'Gajapati Maharaja' Divyasingha Deb in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday.


23 November, 2021

BJP Questions Odisha Chief Minister's District Visits As Patnaik Launches Health Card Distribution In Kandhamal

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BJP state unit president Samir Mohanty alleged that taxpayers’ money is being wasted in hosting such big events of the CM and on his chopper rides ahead of the panchayat elections due next year.


22 October, 2021

Prominent Odisha Tribal Leader Pradeep Majhi Quits Congress, Set To Join Naveen Patnaik’s BJD

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Though there has been no confirmation from Majhi, who was the MP from Nabarangpur from 2009-14, sources close to him say he is set to join the BJD.


19 October, 2021

Eid-E-Milad: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi And Other Leaders Greet Followers

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On the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, political leaders are wishing the followers. President of India, the Prime Minister and various influential leaders have tweeted to embark the festival.


17 October, 2021

Naveen Patnaik's Birthday Gift: A Plot Of Land On The Moon

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Ardent admirer Prabir Kumar Pradhan bought three acres of lunar land from Luna Society International as a special birthday gift for Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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