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Odisha: Language experts demand text book in Odia for courses after class X – Times of India
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Odisha: Language experts demand text book in Odia for courses after class X – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: After people from different sections including state IT minister Tushar Kanti Behera and language experts raised concern over exclusion of Odia language from Swayam online portal run by the ministry of education, language experts urged the state government to form a committee to prepare text books in Odia for higher classes after class X. They said text books in Odia language in higher secondary (HS) and above level will not only help hundreds and thousands of students who complete their schooling in Odia medium but also in promoting the language. “Due to lack of textbooks in Odia languages, students of state-run high schools are forced to continue plus two or higher secondary in English medium and face difficulties in comprehending. Even in the national level entrance te...
Odisha HSC result 2021 by last week of June – Times of India
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Odisha HSC result 2021 by last week of June – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government is likely to announce the annual High School Certificate (HSC) or class X board examinations by the last week of June, said school and mass education minister Samir Ranjan Dash here on Sunday. “The assessment process of class X students is going on and we expect the results are likely to be announced by the last week of June, as we had told earlier. All efforts are being made to adhere to the stipulated time frame,” said Dash. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultAfter the state government announced cancellation of class X examinations due to surge in covid-19 cases for the 2021 academic session, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has decided to evaluate the students on the basis of the marks they secured in class ...
Coal India’s 114 mining projects under different stages of implementation: Govt report | India News – Times of India
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Coal India’s 114 mining projects under different stages of implementation: Govt report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: State-owned Coal India Ltd's (CIL) 114 ongoing coal projects, costing Rs 20 crore and above, are under different stages of implementation, according to a report. Implementation and completion of these projects depend upon critical extraneous factors such as possession of land, green clearances and evacuation infrastructure, the coal ministry said in its annual report 2020-21. In 2020, a total of 34 projects were sanctioned and nine mining projects completed by the CIL, it said. The coal behemoth took various measures to ensure timely completion of projects. There was persistent persuasion by CIL with state governments for expediting land authentication in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. "Further, land owners are being constantly persuaded to a...
Odisha Police Open The Door For Transgender Community, Invite Applications For Vacant Posts
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Odisha Police Open The Door For Transgender Community, Invite Applications For Vacant Posts

Bhubaneswar: In a progressive and inclusive move, the Odisha Police on Saturday invited applications from the transgender community for the posts of constables and sub-inspectors.The Odisha Police Recruitment Board opened up the online application process from men, women, and transgender people for the appointment of 477 sub-inspectors and 244 constables (communication). The application portal will remain open from June 22 to July 15.ALSO READ | In A Shocking Revelation, Uttarakhand Health Dept Said 'Fake' Covid Tests Conducted During Kumbh Mela"I invite qualified women and men to join the Odisha Police as constables (communication) and SIs to serve the people of the state. Also, for the first time, people belonging to the transgender category can apply for both the ...
UG, PG exams most likely to be held in Odisha – Times of India
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UG, PG exams most likely to be held in Odisha – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Final semester/year examinations of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses will most likely be held in the state. Higher education minister Arun Kumar Sahoo said this after discussing with all vice-chancellors (VC) of state public universities here on Saturday. “Examinations will most likely be held this year. It should be conducted. In view of this, I request everybody to continue the teaching learning process as usual,” said the minister in the VC meet. Sahoo said the VCs will thoroughly discuss with principals and faculty members of the degree colleges and students of the higher educational institutions about holding the examinations this year. “Final decision will be taken on this matter on June 18 after the VCs come up with solutions after holding discussio...
Need to work hard and prove my worth for Tokyo selection: Lilima Minz | Hockey News – Times of India
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Need to work hard and prove my worth for Tokyo selection: Lilima Minz | Hockey News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Experienced India women's hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz on Thursday said there is healthy competition in the side due to the emergence of many young talents and she will have to be at her best to guarantee a second Olympic appearance. Lilima, a key player for India in the midfield, made her Olympic debut in 2016 Rio Games when the women's team qualified for the quadrennial event after 36 years. Since then, she has been a regular in the Indian team, making 133 appearances so far. "There are a lot of new and young players in this (national) camp who have brought a fresh approach and good healthy competition to the team. "There is good competition for places in the final squad and I have to work hard and prove my worth for my inclusion if I want to make it there," Lilima sa...
Population of farm labourers is higher than that of cultivators in over half of India’s districts: Report | India News – Times of India
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Population of farm labourers is higher than that of cultivators in over half of India’s districts: Report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Farmer protests in India have registered an almost five-fold increase since 2017, said the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in its new report that also factored in the ongoing protests against the three central farm laws around Delhi borders. The report also shows that the population of farm labourers has outstripped that of cultivators in 52% of the country’s districts. The number of major farm protests increased from 34 across 15 states in 2017 to 165 protests across 22 states and Union Territories in 2021, the CSE’s compendium of statistics on key issues of development shows. Farmer protests’ figures, mainly compiled from different media reports till May, show that the majority of the protests in 2020 and 2021 were directly or indirectly related to the ongoing agit...
BJP, BJD lock horns over Sustainable Development Goals India index report
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BJP, BJD lock horns over Sustainable Development Goals India index report

The ruling BJD and opposition BJP in Odisha on Saturday entered into a blame game over the recently released report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index of Niti Aayog for 2020-21. The Index for SDG evaluates progress of states and union territories on social, economic and environmental parameters. BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi alleged that the BJD, which is ruling the state for over two decades, has been misleading the people of Odisha in the name of world class projects as it is among the bottom five states in the list of SDG report, prepared in collaboration with the United Nations. “After 21 years of the BJD government, why are 33 per cent of people of Odisha below poverty line while in Andhra Pradesh, BPL is only 9.2 per cent?” she asked. This apart, 14.2...
For Bengal, can touch PM’s feet, but don’t humiliate me: Mamata Banerjee
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For Bengal, can touch PM’s feet, but don’t humiliate me: Mamata Banerjee

A day after she skipped a cyclone review meeting called by the Prime Minister and the Centre ordered the state Chief Secretary to Delhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Saturday that she was being “insulted” and “humiliated” by the BJP-led government at the Centre which was unable to “digest” her party’s landslide win in the Assembly elections. Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “creating confusion and confrontation”, Banerjee said she was even ready to touch his feet, for the sake of Bengal, if he were to ask her. “You cannot digest the defeat. That is why from Day One, you started this type of action… If the Prime Minister tells me, ‘you touch my feet, I will help Bengal’, that also I am ready to do. But please don’t humiliate me like this. Don’t i...
Odisha universities, degree colleges to resume online classes from June 1 – Times of India
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Odisha universities, degree colleges to resume online classes from June 1 – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: After end of summer vacation, universities and degree colleges in the state functioning under the higher education department will resume online classes from June 1. The government had announced summer holidays for these institutions from May 5 to May 31. Along with physical classroom teaching, the department had asked the institutions not to hold online classes and examinations during the summer vacation. But it had allowed conducting interviews for PhD courses and other research scholars on scheduled dates during the vacation. The department on Saturday allowed the higher educational institutions to start online classes after end of summer vacation. However, physical classroom teaching will not commence now in view of rising Covid-19 cases in the state. It has also stat...
Row erupts as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee makes brief visit at PM’s meet, leaves early | India News – Times of India
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Row erupts as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee makes brief visit at PM’s meet, leaves early | India News – Times of India

KALAIKUNDA/KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: A controversy broke out over PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Kalaikunda for a review of Cyclone Yaas, with BJP and central government officials saying Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee virtually skipped the meeting after placing some papers in Modi’s hands, saying she had other engagements. The CM, however, said, “I told the PM to ‘please do whatever you feel is needed’ before taking his permission to leave. But we will probably not get anything at all.” She added, “The PM called for a meeting (in Kalaikunda). But I had a meeting in Digha that was scheduled earlier. So I went to Kalaikunda along with the state chief secretary, met the PM and handed him a report (on the damages). I also proposed two schemes. I told him that I had flown down from Sagar because he wanted ...
Video | Centre Recalls Bengal Chief Secretary After PM-Mamata Banerjee Meet Row
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Video | Centre Recalls Bengal Chief Secretary After PM-Mamata Banerjee Meet Row

The centre has issued an order to recall West Bengal's top bureaucrat from the state on a day a row broke out over a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay's tenure was extended for three months only four days ago, before today's order to recall him to the centre came. Source link
Video | “Callous, Arrogant” Mamata Banerjee Made PM Wait 30 Minutes: Government
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Video | “Callous, Arrogant” Mamata Banerjee Made PM Wait 30 Minutes: Government

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today skipped a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assess the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas, choosing instead a quick 15-minute interaction at the airbase where the PM's flight landed after an aerial survey. She was to attend a review with PM Modi and officials but left after handing him a report. "You wanted to meet me that is why I have come today. Me and my Chief Secretary want to submit this report to you. Now we have a meeting at Digha so we seek your permission to leave," the Chief Minister was quoted as saying. Source link
Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey Of Affected Areas In Odisha & WB; Financial Aid Of Rs 1000 Cr Announced
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Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey Of Affected Areas In Odisha & WB; Financial Aid Of Rs 1000 Cr Announced

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone Yaas affected areas in West Bengal and Odisha.“PM Narendra Modi undertook an aerial survey to review the situation in the wake of Cyclone Yaas. The aerial survey covered parts of Odisha and West Bengal,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) informed.Prime Minister Modi also met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during his visit and was apprised of the post-cyclone situation in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) ruled state.“After having review meetings in Hingalganj and Sagar, I met the Hon’ble PM in Kalaikunda and apprised him regarding the post-cyclone situation in WB. The disaster report has been handed over for his perusal. I’ve proceeded now to review the relief and resto...
From 10,000 in 1999 to 6 in 2021: How India cut cyclone deaths | India News – Times of India
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From 10,000 in 1999 to 6 in 2021: How India cut cyclone deaths | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Since the 1999 super cyclone in Odisha which claimed over 10,000 lives to cyclone Yaas when casualties were limited to less than half-a-dozen, India seems to have made remarkable progress in disaster risk reduction (DRR). Largescale rescue and relief operation, with cooperation of both the Centre and states, ensured evacuation of more than 14 lakh people to safe shelters, limiting casualties in Odisha and West Bengal, the two states that came in the direct path of the severe cyclone which made landfall on Wednesday. This is seen as the result of a rigorous exercise and strengthening of the DRR mechanism over the last few years — a perfect coordination between the central and state agencies. There has been a signifiant rise in funding for disaster risk reduction activities — u...
Cyclone Yaas LIVE: Storm Weakens Into Deep Depression, Jharkhand To Receive Moderate To Heavy Rainfall
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Cyclone Yaas LIVE: Storm Weakens Into Deep Depression, Jharkhand To Receive Moderate To Heavy Rainfall

Cyclonic Yaas, May 27, Thursday, LIVE:  After wreaking havoc in West Bengal and Odisha, the severe cyclonic storm, Yaas weakened into a deep depression, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. It will continue to move northwestwards and weaken gradually into a depression during the next 12 hours, it also said in its bulletin on Twitter. Over 10 lakh people have been relocated to storm shelters in Odisha and West Bengal. While other states such as Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar islands have also put a contingency plan in action, it is Odisha that was the centre of the devastating storm. In terms of severity, it may be slightly lower than Cyclone Tauktae, but the IMD says that it will take at least another 24 hours before Cyclone Yaas degene...
Video | Cyclone Yaas Hits North Odisha
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Video | Cyclone Yaas Hits North Odisha

Cyclone Yaas began its landfall around 9 am. It will cross the coast between Odisha's Dhamra and Balasore, which is 150 km south of Kolkata, within the next three hours. The storm is moving north-northwest at about 17 km per hour and will cross the north Odisha and Bengal coast by noon as a "very severe cyclonic storm". Projected maximum windspeeds - 185 km per hour - have been revised to 155 km per hour. Windspeeds will fall to between 65 and 75 km per hour by the evening. Source link