Bhubaneswar: Efforts to restore peace in riot-hit Bhadrak continued with police led by ADG Binayananda Jha staging a flag march even as the state home secretary and DGP rushed to the spot last evening.
Meanwhile state chief secretary Aditya Padhi informed newspersons here today that the situation was under control while the state government deployed additional forces in Bhadrak and nearby areas and sought central help to prevent any further trouble from erupting.
Bhubaneswar: Describing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector as an opportunity for Odisha, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday said the Centre will take steps to eradicate unemployment from the state by promoting small scale units and start ups.
Bhubaneswar: Thousands of devotees on Tuesday flooded the Old Town streets to witness the Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj in Bhubaneswar. The chariot of the lord was pulled from the Lingaraj Temple towards Mausi Maa Temple but traditionally halted on the way to Mausima Square which will be resumed the next day.
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the tussle between Odisha government and the IOCL over its refinery in Paradip, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that he favoured signing of a fresh agreement between the two.
"If Odisha feels that the financial burden on the state should be less, then we are in open mind for a fresh agreement to satisfy both the parties," Pradhan said at the sidelines of a function here. On the delay in implementation of the refinery, Pradhan claimed that it was the UPA government, and not the current NDA government at the Centre, that was responsible for the delay in implementation of the refinery.
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