Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Odisha

Mumbai Police arrests MBA graduate from Odisha in Bulli Bai app case

The accused identified as Neeraj Singh confessed to involvement in planning the app with the main accused. With his arrest, Mumbai police have so far arrested 4 persons in the case.

How Odisha resisted Muslim onslaught for centuries—give credit to monarch Jagannath

In 'Gajapati: A King Without a Kingdom', Ashok Kumar Bal mentions how Odisha kept its head high in the face of Muslim invasions.

KIIT campus placement 2022: Five students bag Rs 52 lakh annual packages

KIIT is poised to achieve 100 per cent campus placement for yet another year.

Odisha promulgates ordinance making jail term provision for those giving false information

The ordinance said a candidate who himself or through his proposer gives false information which he knows, or has reason to believe to be false will be punished with imprisonment.

Hunger deaths to ‘rice bowl’: How Odisha’s Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput corridor turned a corner

Until about 2 decades ago, KBK corridor was once among the most backward regions in the country. Today, it is making big strides forward, even if progress remains uneven.

Puri transformation, ASHA worker in Forbes — snapshots of hidden stories from Odisha

Over 10 days, from 1-10 December, ThePrint travelled more than 2,500 km, across six districts, observing and recording the stories of survival, economic and health development.

No income bar, free OPD — why Odisha says its health insurance scheme trumps Ayushman Bharat

Odisha hasn’t implemented Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat, claiming the homegrown Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) is better. ThePrint travelled across the state to find out how it works.

Matilda Kullu — Odisha ASHA worker on Forbes list who battled Covid, superstition & casteism

Kullu was recently featured on ‘Forbes India W-Power 2021’ list along with Amazon head Aparna Purohit & banker Arundhati Bhattacharya.

Take necessary steps as Covid cases rising in many districts, Centre tells 6 states

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha and Mizoram over the concerning rise in Covid cases.

Decades-old Neradi Barrage, border village disputes to be discussed as Andhra, Odisha CMs meet

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Naveen Patnaik will meet Tuesday, and are set to discuss the Vamsadhara river irrigation project and disputed villages in Koraput district.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

India’s addiction to cooking oil imports seen lasting for at least 15 more years

India will likely produce about 10 million tonnes of edible oils in 2021-22, compared with local consumption of as much as 23 million tonnes.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.