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Bhubaneswar to switch off lights for Earth Hour on Saturday

BHUBANESWAR: The capital city will plunge into darkness for an hour on March 23 for good. Different government offices will switch off lights in the evening to observe Earth Hour-2013. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.The campaign for energy saving in Bhubaneswar was taken by members of a voluntary organization...

Understanding Home Loan Prepayment

When one increases the tenure of their home loan, the amount of money that goes into payment of interest also increases. This interest payment you make to the bank is your burden that one shall strive to reduce it as much as possible. When one is prepaying the home loan it means he is paying extra principal component of home loan. Prepayment does not reduce your EMI but it will allow you to close your home loan much earlier. By paying early you are actually...

New terminal at Bhubaneswar airport starts operations from March 14

The swanky new domestic terminal at the Bhubaneswar airport formally started operations with the landing of an Air India flight from New Delhi on March 14, 2013.“All domestic operations at the Biju Patnaik international airport have been shifted to the new terminal from today. The new terminal will exclusively cater to domestic air services,” said Sharad Kumar, director - Airports Authority of India (AAI) - Bhubaneswar.The existing terminal at the airport will soon be upgraded for international operations, he said.The state-of-the-art terminal inaugurated on March...

US Hotel chain giant to invest Rs 300 crore in education business

The United States-based Best Western International, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, is set to invest around Rs 300 crore for its education business in India. The company’s India arm has started work to build the first hotel management institute in Odisha while another four will be set up in the other regions of the country in the coming years.