Rita Sahu may become a minister

Bhubaneswar: The record setting victory of BJD candidate Rita Sahu in the Bijepur Assembly by polls may get her a position in the State council of ministers. According to sources, CM Naveen Patnaik is considering to reward Sahu by giving her a position in his cabinet...

20-year-old Odia girl becomes youngest AICC member

Bhubaneswar: Odia girl Manisha Tripathy is now the youngest member of All India Congress Committee (AICC). The 20-year-old girl from Nabarangpur district is the daughter of Nabarangpur District Congress President Muna Tripathy. AICC President Rahul Gandhi has been...

Bhubaneswar station to soon avail baby food

In a bid to comply the aim of the ‘Janani Sewa’ scheme launched by the railway minister Suresh Prabhu early this month, Bhubaneswar railway station is soon going to avail baby food at the station. Janani Sewa is to provide hot milk, hot water and baby food on the...

50% reservation of seats in local bodies soon for women

In a landmark initiative, the BJP government is all set to bring a constitutional amendment to increase reservation for women in gram panchayats and urban local bodies from 33% to 50%. The government would bring a Bill to amend Article 243 (D) of the constitution to enhance the reservation