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    Odisha's KBK region has received Rs.2,537.50 crore
    New Delhi, Dec 20 : The central government has so far released Rs 2,537.50 crore for the development of Odisha's backward Kalahandi, Balangir and Koraput (KBK) districts.

    Odisha's iron ore output could fall
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 : Odisha's iron ore production is likely to fall by 16 percent to 65 million tonne in the financial year ending March 2015 due to restrictions and crackdown on illegal mining, an official said here Saturday.

    Odisha chit-fund scam: DSP Pramod Panda arrested by CBI
    New Delhi, Dec. 19 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Odisha Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pramod Panda after questioning him for allegedly deriving undue financial benefits from Artha Tatwa (AT) Group in Odisha chit-fund scam.

    Police officer arrested in Odisha chit fund scam
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 : The CBI Friday arrested a top Odisha Police officer for his alleged links with the Artha Tatwa Group, a chit fund company operating in the state.

    Distress migration of workers rampant in Odisha
    By Chinmaya Dehury, Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 : Tens of thousands of workers from Odisha migrate to other states in search of work, with activists alleging many of them are paid low wages for hard labour and exploited. The government says it is taking steps to arrest the migration and associated ...

    Five die as truck rams into house in Odisha
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 : Five members of a family were killed when a truck rammed into their house in Odisha's Subarnapur district, police said Friday.

    Discretionary quota allocation of plots, houses in Odisha scrapped
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 : The Odisha cabinet Thursday decided to cancel allotment of all houses and plots made under the discretionary quota (DQ) since Jan 1, 1995.

    Odisha BJP says suitable venue denied for Amit Shah rally
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 : The Odisha government did not provide a suitable venue for a public meeting by BJP president Amit Shah, state party chief Kanak Vardan Singhdeo alleged Wednesday.

    Opposition wants Odisha CM to be quizzed in coal block scam
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 : Opposition parties Wednesday demanded that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should be quizzed for recommending that Hindalco, a company of the Aditya Birla Group, be alloted a coal block.

    Four Maoist camps destroyed in Odisha
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 : Four Maoist camps were destroyed in Odisha's Kalahandi district, while about 40 Maoists including a central committee member escaped after exchanging fire with the police, said a police official.

    Mobile phone alerts to boost vaccination coverage in Odisha
    By Sahana Ghosh, Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 : Banking on the familiarity of scratch cards and mobile phones, health officials in Odisha are mulling a pilot project where parents of a newborn can subscribe to regular vaccination updates via SMS and voice alerts to keep them on track with India's routine ...

    ED summons Odisha miners over black money
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned executives of some iron ore mining companies in Odisha for questioning on the black money issue, following directions of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case.

    Prasad Harichandan appointed Odisha PCC president
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 : Ending months-long speculation, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Monday appointed former state minister Prasad Harichandan as Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president.

    Odisha CM writes to aviation minister on international airport
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday urged the central government to include Bhubaneswar in the draft aviation policy as an international airport.

    Jaundice kills 13 in Odisha town
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 : Jaundice has killed 13 people in Odisha's Sambalpur town and its adjoining area since May and infected nearly 1,100 others, an official said Monday.

    Coal India won't take part in auction of two Odisha blocks
    Kolkata, Dec 13 : The future of Coal India's two blocks in Odisha remains uncertain as the company will not be participating in the upcoming coal block auction in January, company sources said Saturday.

    Odisha chit fund scam: CBI files chargesheet
    New Delhi, Dec 11 : The CBI Thursday filed a chargesheet in its ongoing investigation in the Odisha chit fund scam, and named 16 people, including BJD legislator Pravat Tripathy and seven companies along with the Artha Tatwa group.

    Odisha to exploit Portugal's seafood market
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 : Aiming to enhance its export of seafood products, the Odisha government has initiated steps to exploit new market linkages in Portugal.

    Odisha to spend Rs.5,000 crore on IT sector
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said the state government will spend around Rs.5,000 crore in the next five years for the developing the information technology (IT) sector.

    JSPL mulling iron ore imports
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 : Facing a shortage of raw material, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) is mulling iron ore imports to run its 2.5 million tonne per annum (mtpa) steel plant at Angul in Odisha.

    Flourish India director arrested in chit fund scam
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 : The Crime Branch Wednesday arrested a director of Flourish India Limited here for his role in the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha.

    Odisha traders stop buying wheat, pulses outside state
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 : Odisha is staring at an artificial scarcity of pulses and wheat products as the All Odisha Traders' Association (AOTA) Tuesday stopped buying pulses, wheat and wheat products from other states for an indefinite period.

    No motive to oppose Posco project: BJD MLA
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : Dambaru Sisa, an MLA of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal, Monday said he is not opposing the Posco project, which aims to mine iron ore from Khandadhar hills in Sundargarh district.

    Bhubaneswar in grip of hockey fever
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : Hockey fever has gripped this capital city of Odisha with thousands of sports lovers thronging the Kalinga stadium to enjoy the men's Hero Champions Trophy matches.

    New plan panel must ensure equitable resource sharing: Odisha
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday said the proposed body to replace the Planning Commission should ensure fair and equitable resource allocation and respect the principles of federal polity.

    BJD MLA wants tribals rights upheld on Khandadhar mines
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 : A ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator has urged the Odisha government to recognise the forest rights of Pauri Bhuyan tribals, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), residing on the hills in Sundargarh district.

    Odisha assembly adjourned sine die
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 : After 14-day-long disruption, the winter session of the Odisha assembly was Friday adjourned sine die ahead of schedule, with the speaker accepting a motion moved by the government chief whip in this regard.

    Air Chief to visit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Koraput
    New Delhi, Dec.5 : Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff, Indian Air Force, will undertake a day-long visit to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Koraput, Odisha, on December 6.

    Odisha assembly decides to reduce days of sitting in a year
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 : The Odisha assembly Thursday passed a motion to reduce the mandatory provision of 60 days' sitting of the assembly in a year, despite protests by the opposition.

    Spurious liquor kills 60 in Odisha in 14 years
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 : Consumption of spurious liquor has led to the death of at least 60 people in Odisha in the past 14 years, prompting the government to consider shifting of around 200 liquor shops along the national highways in the state.

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