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Huge investment in Odisha by Centre: President
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said huge investment has been made for infrastructure development in Odisha as the Centre is focusing on the development of eastern part of the country.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pradhan urges Centre to restart Aluminium Park in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested the Centre to restart the project for upgradation of infrastructure at Angul Aluminium Park in Odisha.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pradhan seeks direct flight between Jharsuguda-Mumbai
Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for a direct flight between Jharsuguda and Mumbai under 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik' (UDAN) scheme.
2019-11-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Woman raped in car in Odisha, one held
Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (IANS) A woman was allegedly raped in a car and was thrown out on a National Highway (NH) by her tormentor before fleeing in Odisha's Khordha district, said police on Thursday.
2019-11-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India corrected historic blunder by abrogating Art 370: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, Oct 31 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said India corrected a historic blunder by abrogating Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Birendra to replace injured Varun for Olympic Qualfiers
Bhubaneswar, Oct 31 (IANS) In a severe blow to Indian men's hockey team, defender-dragflicker Varun Kumar has been ruled out of the crucial FIH Olympic Qualifier matches against Russia after he sustained an injury on his shoulder and right bicep.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha govt approves Rs 17.5 cr for 587 police stations
Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 (IANS) The Odisha government here on Monday approved Rs 17.5 crore additional annual contingency fund for 587 police stations for providing better services under the 'Mo Sarkar' initiative.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM celebrates Diwali with orphans
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik celebrated Diwali with orphans at a non-government organisation (NGO), here on Sunday.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha govt asks collectors to assess damage due to rain
Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday asked the district collectors to assess the damages caused to private properties due to heavy rainfall during October 23-25.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
RBI GM commits suicide in Odisha hotel
Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (IANS) A general manager of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Guwahati branch allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at a hotel in Odisha's Jajpur, the police said on Friday.
2019-10-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Incessant rain affects normal life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 (IANS) Incessant rain triggered by a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal threw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
BJD's Rita Sahu leading in Odisha bypoll
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 (IANS) Rita Sahu of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was leading by 56,126 votes over her nearest rival Sanat Gartia of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Orissa,National
Chit fund firm MD arrested for duping investors in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch has arrested the managing director of a chit fund firm on charges of duping investors of over Rs 5 crore, police said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25.7% voting 11 a.m. in Odisha's Bijepur Assembly bypoll
Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) About 25.7 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 11 a.m. on Monday for the Bijepur Assembly bypoll in Odisha's Bargarh district, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sushil Kumar Lohani.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district reaching the last lap.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
RSS active in 90% of blocks in India: Manmohan Vaidya
Bhubaneshwar, Oct 16 (IANS) The RSS has seen a sharp rise both in number of shakhas and in popularity among the youth, ever since the Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014. In fact, RSS' Saha Karyavaha Manmohan Vaidya claims that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is active in 90 per cent of the blocks across the nation.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
White male tiger Subhranshu dies at Odisha zoo
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) A five-year-old white male tiger died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park due to liver-related ailments on Tuesday, said an official.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha govt announces infra support for four hospitals
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced infrastructure support for four hospitals under the 'Mo Sarkar' initiative.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Odisha's Gopalpur port receives its first capesize vessel
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Odisha's Gopalpur Port has received its first ever capesize vessel carrying 105,000 tonnes of limestone, said an official on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
RSS working to organise entire society: Bhagwat
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that the RSS is working towards organising the entire society and not only the Hindu society.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Secy-level officials to oversee development in Odisha districts
Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday nominated secretary-level officials to oversee development in 10 aspirational districts of the state.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Gold worth Rs 5 cr seized from Jnaneswari Express in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday seized around 12.9 kg gold worth about Rs 5 crore from the Mumbai-bound Jnaneswari Super Deluxe Express midway in Odisha's Jharsuguda district.
2019-10-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Media must be prepared to tackle fake news: Vice President
Cuttack, Oct 6 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the media must devise creative solutions to contain fake news.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Media,Politics
Odisha issues auction notification for 10 mineral blocks
Bhubaneswar, Oct (IANS)The Odisha government on Friday issued a notification for online auction of 10 mineral blocks.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Odisha govt orders premature retirement for 4 employees
Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday issued premature retirement orders to four officials for their involvement in corruption cases.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha launches Mo Sarkar initiative on Gandhi Jayanti
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched the 'Mo Sarkar' initiative on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha achieves 100% ODF status
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) After missing several deadlines, Odisha finally achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, revealed data on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
7 prisoners released in Odisha on Gandhi Jayanti
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) As many as seven convicts lodged in Odisha jails were released under the amnesty scheme as part of commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Rourkela Steel Plant to be expanded: Steel Minister
Rourkela, Sep 29 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday that the Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha would be expanded while a modernised steel cluster would be set up in Rourkela.
2019-09-29
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Pradhan presses for speeding up Rourkela Smart City project
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the intervention of the Centre and the Odisha government for speeding up the Rourkela Smart City project.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Milk prices hiked in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 (IANS) The state-owned Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (Omfed) has increased the packaged milk rate by Rs 4 per litre.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Six held in Odisha with leopard hide
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Six people were arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle leopard hide in the Deogarh district of Odisha, said a forest official on Tuesday.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Another accused held in Graham Staines murder case in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 20 years after Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt to death by a mob in Odisha, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested another absconding accused in the case.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire breaks out at BSNL office in Cuttack
Cuttack, Sep 20 (IANS) A fire broke out at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) office building in Odisha's Cuttack city on Friday affecting telecom services in the city and some other parts of the state.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoist activity on the rise in poll-bound Dantewada
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 (IANS) Sukma, the hub of Maoist activity in Bastar division, is back in the news with the reported convergence of a large number of Naxalites during the past fortnight.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Terrorism
Minister seeks direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday requested the Centre for a direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
ISL newbies Odisha FC unveil official logo
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 (IANS) Odisha FC, the franchise which replaces Delhi Dynamos in the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League (ISL), on Sunday tweeted a video to unveil its official logo.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Odisha CM to police: Work for people or face action
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked the heads of all police stations to work for the people or face action. He said the police officials doing good work will get appreciation and those who are not will face action.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Leaders must lead by example, says Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said people's representatives must lead by example in public life.
2019-09-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha to develop mobile app for treating retarded children
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday said that a mobile app will be developed for the treatment of mentally retarded children in the state.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha to take call on MV Act after examining other states
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) The Odisha government said on Wednesday that it will take a call on reducing the quantum of penalty for violations under the amended Motor Vehicles Act after examining the notifications of other states.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Man gets death sentence for raping minor in Odisha
Jagatsinghpur, Sep 10 (IANS) A POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Tuesday awarded death sentence to a person for raping and murdering a minor girl last year.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward region.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward region.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
Odisha journalist Dillip Satpathy passes away
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 (IANS) Senior Odisha journalist and resident editor of English daily Business Standard (Bhubaneswar edition), Dillip Satpathy passed away here on late Sunday. He was 56.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Media
MLA goes to sensitise traffic rules, fined for illegal parking
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 (IANS) A legislator from ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was fined Rs 500 for violating traffic rule in the capital city of Odisha. Bhubaneswar MLA Ananta Narayan Jena was fined for parking his car illegally at a no-parking zone near AG Square here.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Jindal seeks raw material security for Odisha steel plants
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Chairman Naveen Jindal on Saturday requested the Odisha government to ensure raw material security for steel plants in the state.
2019-09-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Union Minister Sarangi appears in court in SC/ST cases
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Union MSME Minister Pratap Sarangi on Friday appeared before a special court here in connection with two cases filed under the SC/ST (prevention of atrocity) Act, said sources.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Odisha govt eases PUC check for for one month
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) The Odisha government here on Friday delayed implementation of the Pollution Under Control (PUC) certification, under the amended Motor Vehicle Act 2019, for one month.
2019-09-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Odisha auto-rickshaw driver fined Rs 47,500 under MV Act
Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 (IANS) An auto-rickshaw driver in Bhubaneswar was, on Wednesday, fined a whopping Rs 47,500 for violating a slew of traffic rules under the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights