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Odisha budget tomorrow; speculations rife over blueprint

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Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Friday will present the 2023-24 annual budget for the state. Earlier the council of ministers had approved the annual budget of Rs 2.3 lakh crore for 2023-24. Expectations will be certainly high from the budget as it will be the last full-fledged budget in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s fifth term.

It is expected that the Odisha government might focus on infrastructure and social security this time. Apart from this, there could be extra emphasis on areas like agriculture, education, health, rural development, sports, Mission Shakti and others. There could be special provisions and allocations for the Srimandir Parikrama Project, Lingaraj project and other temple development projects as well.

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Meanwhile, the Opposition parties targeted the Odisha government ahead of the presentation of the budget.

Opposition Chief Whip, Mohan Majhi said, “As 2024 elections are on the cards, we suspect the Odisha government to present a rosy picture. For cheap popularity and vote bank, the state government will try to come up with some schemes.”

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Congress MLA, Santosh Saluja said, “It is the last budget of the Odisha government to hoodwink people as there will be announcements but none of it will be implemented on the ground.”

Planning & Convergence Minister Rajendra Dholakia said, “The budget will certainly meet everybody’s expectations and there will be new schemes for people.”

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Meanwhile, the Economic Survey report to some extent has exposed the reality of development in Odisha. As per the Economic Survey report, the state’s economic growth is likely to drop to 7.82 percent in 2022-23. It was around 11 percent in 2021-22 during the Covid phase. Odisha’s per capita income is also not satisfactory as per the Economic Survey report. Odisha’s present per capita income (2022-23 AE) is Rs 150,676 at current prices against the national average of Rs 170,620 (current prices).

As per economists, Odisha government is likely to present a progressive budget to boost the economy and there is every possibility that new schemes may be announced for the poor, women and farmers as well. “It will be a progressive budget and there could be focus on employment generation, new industries and backward classes among others,” said economist, Rajib Sahu.

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(Reported by Harihar Chand and Kapilendra Pradhan)

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Infant killed, 4 others injured in LPG cylinder blast in Odisha

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In an LPG cylinder blast incident, a 40-day-old infant was killed and four others sustained severe injuries at Mirzapur near Chandipur in Balasore district on Tuesday evening. 

According to a source, the mishap occurred at one Sheikh Bhallu’s house. The cylinder caught fire when his wife was cooking food in the evening. 

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In the mishap, Bhallu’s 40-day-old infant died on the spot while the couple, their second daughter and another person were injured critically. Hearing the sound, neighbours came to the family’s rescue. 

They rescued Bhallu’s six-year-old daughter and another person, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, and immediately rushed them to the Balasore district headquarters hospital (DHH). 

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“The incident occurred at around 6.30 PM. Bhallu, his wife and their middle daughter have been admitted to the hospital. Their elder daughter is safe,” said a relative. 

Local Tehsildar, Nirlipta Mohanty said, “Since the infant couldn’t be rescued, he was killed in the mishap. The couple and their daughter have been admitted to the hospital. The administration is with the family and will extend all possible help to them.”

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Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

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Earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi on Tuesday evening. As per reports, the tremors were felt across Delhi-NCR. 

As per the National Center for Seismology (NCS), an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred on Tuesday at 22:17:27 IST.

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The location of the earthquake as per NCS was 133 km SSE of Fayzabad in Afghanistan. 

The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 156 km, the NCS tweeted.

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On the other hand, the US Geological Services said, the 6.5 magnitude quake had an epicentre 40 km south by south east of Afghanistan’s Jurm. It occurred at a depth of nearly 190 km.

In Delhi, following the earthquake, Delhi Fire Services sources said that they received a call about the tilting of a building in Shakarpur area.

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Panic-stricken people rushed out of buildings as the earthquake struck around 10.20 pm and was also felt in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. In no time, images of people out on roads and open spaces started flooding the social media.

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There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property.

Later in the evening, Delhi Fire Services director confirmed that “No building in Shakarpur area was found tilted. An initial call was given by some of the neighbours. The occupants of the building were not aware of the call.”

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Suhana Khan oozes hotness in new bold avatar, see pics

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Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is one of the popular star kids from Bollywood. Recently, she stunned everyone with her appearances during the pre-wedding festivities of Ananya Panday’s cousin Alanna. Now, after the wedding celebrations, Suhana grabbed the eyeballs of netizens in her latest bold avatar.

Also Read: Suhana Khan’s Star Power Will Leave A Blazing Trail In Tinsel Town !

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On Tuesday, Suhana shared a set of pictures on social media in which she is seen posing at a scenic location while sporting a white halter neck cutout ensemble. She completed her look with a messy bun and dewy makeup. Slipped into the sheer white maxi dress, she looked even more radiant under the golden hour.

Soon the post got flooded with comments and appreciation from well-wishers including several celebrities and family members. 

Suhana’s best friend Ananya Panday commented, “HELLO” with a heart-eyed emoji face. Similarly, Shanaya Kapoor commented, “Beauty.” (sic)

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Most of the comments for the post were fire and red heart emoticons. 

The comments prove the love of all for the star kid. 

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On the work front, Suhana is all set to make her big Bollywood debut this year with Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies.’ She will be seen with Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda and Janhvi Kapoor’s sister Khushi Kapoor. Though the makers are yet to announce the release date, it will release on Netflix soon.

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