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'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
MCL coal mine manager suspended over mishap in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 27 (IANS) Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Chairman-cum-Managing Director B.N. Shukla suspended V.K. Singh, manager of Bharatpur open cast mine project in Talcher coalfields, on Saturday for his alleged negligence leading to a fatal accident in the mine in Odisha, the company said in a statement.
2019-07-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJD wins Patkura Assembly seat in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday won the Patkura Assembly seat, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 17,920 votes.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
1 killed, 3 feared trapped in MCL coal mine in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) A coal miner has been killed and three are feared trapped after a dump slide at an open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL) in Odisha's Talcher, said an official on Wednesday.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four workers feared trapped in MCL coal mine in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) At least four workers are feared trapped while nine have been injured in a landslide at an open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha's Talcher, said an official on Wednesday.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Opposition demands CM's resignation over rapes of minor girls in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) Cases of rape of minor girls and missing children rocked the Odisha Assembly on Monday as the opposition demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the issue.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
CTTF chairman Vivek Kohli unveils expansion plans
Cuttack, July 21 (IANS) The newly-elected chairman of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF), Vivek Kohli, spelt out his plans to expand the CTTF activities soon after taking charge.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Sathiyan, Archana win mixed gold; Sharath stunned in quarters
Cuttack, July 21 (IANS) Indian mixed doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and Archana Kamath defeated Singapore duo Peng Yu En Koen and Goi Rui Xuan 3-0 at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships to win the gold at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains -- Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh -- for the convenience of the people in Odisha's Kalahandi.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
New sports policy to come up in Odisha: Minister
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) A new sports policy will be introduced in Odisha soon, said state Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Sports
Manika Batra withdraws from individual events of Commonwealth TT Championships
Cuttack, July 19 (IANS) Star Indian paddler Manika Batra has withdrawn from all individual events of the ongoing Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships citing ill health. The 24-year-old, alongwith Sharath Kamal led the Indian contingent in the tournament, and a redraw of the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles will be required because of her withdrawal.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Action against 836 officers in housing scam in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Action has been taken against 836 officers for their alleged involvement in corruption under various housing schemes in Odisha in last two years, said a minister on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ghana, Guyana, Pakistan withdraw from Commonwealth TT
Cuttack, July 15 (IANS) With less than 48 hours to go for the opening of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here, the number of participating countries has come down to 12 apiece in both men's and women's section which will vie for the coveted Host Associations Cup and India Cup, respectively.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Naveen seeks performance report from party MPs
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked his party MPs to submit reports of their performance in the Parliament and on the steps taken by them to resolve issues in their respective constituencies every two months starting August.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Land problem delaying Odisha rail projects: Railway Board chief
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) Land acquisition is the main reason for the slow progress of ongoing railway projects in Odisha, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Formidable Sharath and party favourites for team title
Cuttack, July 14 (IANS) A strong Indian contingent, led by experienced A. Sharath Kamal, would be gunning for the Home Associations Cup in men section when the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships gets underway at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here from Wednesday.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha seeks inclusion of two places in iconic tourist sites
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Union tourism minister Prahalad Singh Patel to include at least two tourist places of importance from the state in the list of iconic tourist sites to be developed by the Centre.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha gets highest ever allocation in railway sector
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) Odisha has received its highest ever allocation of Rs 5,993 crore in the railway sector in the Union Budget for 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Odisha govt to form new health policy to doctors' brain drain
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) The Odisha government will form a new health policy to stop the brain drain of doctors and address the shortage of doctors in the state, state Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said on Sunday.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
BJP sets 50 lakh membership target in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set a target to enrol 50 lakh members as it launched its membership drive on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pregnancy of tribal girls in Bhubaneswar hostels rocks Odisha Assembly
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday witnessed unruly scenes as Congress members created an uproar over the pregnancy of tribal girls in a government-run SC/ST residential school in Bhubaneswar. The House also saw a 10-minute adjournment.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Odisha inks MoU to host 21st Commonwealth TT C'ships
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for hosting the upcoming 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis (TT) Championships.
2019-07-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Sports
2 from BJD, 1 from BJP elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) Two Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidates and one Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Odisha were elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed on Friday.
2019-06-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
RS by-poll: Congress alleges BJP-BJD pact in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) The nomination of former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnaw for the Rajya Sabha by-election from the state resonated in the Odisha Assembly on Wednesday as the Congress demanded a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over his alleged involvement in mining and land allotment scams.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Amit Shah to declare name of Leader of Opposition in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party in Odisha on Sunday asked the party's national President Amit Shah to announce the name of the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Fourth Saturday as holiday for Odisha govt employees
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) The Odisha government has declared fourth Saturday of every month as general holiday for all state government employees.
2019-06-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha observes International Yoga Day
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) Along with the rest of the country, the fifth International Yoga Day was observed across Odisha on Friday, with yoga camps organised at several locations.
2019-06-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
ALERT: 3 women gang-raped in Noida, 7 arrested
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2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha CM announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for jawan's kin
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh for the next of kin of Army jawan Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo, who was martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Politics
India thrash South Africa 5-1, win FIH Series Finals
Bhubaneshwar, June 15 (IANS) India beat South Africa 5-1 here on Saturday to win the FIH Series Finals title. Goals from Varun Kumar (2nd and 49th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (11th and 25th minute), and Vivek Sagar Prasad (35th minute) gave world no. 5 India a routine win over the 16th ranked South Africa, whose lone goal was scored by Richard Pautz in the 53rd minute.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha medicos join Bengal doctors' stir
Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) Medicos in Odisha have extended support to the agitating doctors in Kolkata thus joining the nationwide hospitals' stir in solidarity.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
4 vendors killed, 5 injured in wall collapse in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 9 (IANS) At least four vegetable vendors were killed and five others were injured when the wall of an abandoned rice mill collapsed inside a weekly market in Odisha's Dhenkanal on Sunday. Several two-wheelers were also damaged in the incident.
2019-06-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre to help Odisha be global hub of ancillary steel industry: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, June 8 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday that the Centre in cooperation with the state government will try to develop Odisha as a global hub of ancillary industry in the steel sector.
2019-06-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha Governor not to host 'At Home' party
Bhubaneswar, June 8 (IANS) Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has decided not to host the 'At Home' party at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of Independence Day this year, showing solidarity with the people affected by cyclone Fani.
2019-06-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India drub Poland 3-1 in FIH Series Finals
Bhubaneswar, June 7 (IANS) Skipper Manpreet Singh scored a brace as India beat Poland 3-1 in the ongoing FIH Series Finals hockey tournament, here on Friday.
2019-06-07
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Engineer harassed by BJD MLA rescued in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 7 (IANS) A junior engineer in Odisha's Bolangir district, who was forced to do sit-ups by Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) Patnagarh MLA Saroj Kumar Meher, was rescued by the police after being allegedly abducted.
2019-06-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hunger to reclaim India jersey kept Ramandeep motivated
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (IANS) On the opening day of the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 on Thursday, when India take on Russia in front of the home crowd at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium here, it would have been exactly 348 days since striker Ramandeep Singh last wore his India Jersey and turned up for the national team's forwardline.
2019-06-03
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Surjya Patro elected Odisha Assembly Speaker
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and seven-time legislator Surjya Narayan Patro was on Saturday elected as the Speaker of Odisha Assembly.
2019-06-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics