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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
Bhubaneswar gets provisional nod for 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's WC
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Bhubaneswar on Tuesday became the first venue to receive a provisional clearance to host the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup India 2020. The local organising committee confirmed the city as a provisional venue for the prestigious event next year.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
'One nation, one ration card' in Odisha from Sept 1
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to implement the Centre's 'one nation, one ration card' programme from September 1.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha govt abolishes Guard of Honour for CM, ministers
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday abolished the practice of according Guard of Honor and House Guard to Chief Minister, ministers and other government officials.
2019-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha collectors told to be ready for possible floods
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) With Odisha witnessing heavy rainfall, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Monday asked the district collectors to remain prepared for a possible flood situation.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fulfilling IPS dream, UP man battling Maoists in Dantewada
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Aug 12 (IANS) The three stars that sit pretty along with the 'IPS' shoulder badge of Chhattisgarh cadre officer Suraj Singh Parihar have a long tale to tell. The Uttar Pradesh man, who is at the forefront of the battle against Maoists, however, crisply says: "IPS is not a job, it is a service."
2019-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Odisha CM condoles Sushma Swaraj's demise
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday condoled the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha DGP Sharma to be new member of Lokayukta
Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 (IANS) Director General of Police (DGP) Rajendra Prasad Sharma has been selected as the new member of Odisha Lokayukta and Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has approved his name.
2019-08-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha BJP MLA apologises for remark against Muslim women
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deputy leader in Odisha Assembly Bishnu Charan Sethi on Friday expressed regret over his controversial remark against Muslim women.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha govt extends tenure of chit fund inquiry commission
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) The Odisha government has extended the tenure of the Justice M.M. Das Commission inquiring into the chit fund scam for six months, said an official on Friday.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha receives 17.7% deficit rainfall in June-July
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Odisha has received 17.7 per cent deficit rainfall in the months of June and July, said an official of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha raised Rs 5,571 cr VAT from petrol, diesel in 2018-19
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) The Odisha government has collected Rs 5,571.34 crore Value Added Tax (VAT) from petrol and diesel in the financial year 2018-19, said a Minister on Wednesday.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Deer most hunted animal in Odisha: minister
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) Deer is the most hunted wild animal in Odisha as a total of 106 deer of different species have been killed in the last three years, the state government said on Tuesday.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Odisha Rasagola' gets GI tag in battle with Bengal
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) Rasagola, the sweet delicacy of Odisha, got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag on Monday, signalling the end of the bitter battle with West Bengal over the origin of the famous Indian sweet.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sand artist Sudarsan wins People's Choice award in US
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik, has won the People's Choice Prize at International Sand Sculpting Championship 2019 held in Boston city of the US.
2019-07-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books