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Higher compensation for Odisha students who drowned
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 : A court here has directed Odisha to pay a compensation of Rs.25 lakh each to the kin of the seven students who drowned in a river 16 years ago, a lawyer said Thursday.
Odisha CM writes to Centre over urea shortfall
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday wrote a letter to the central government to draw its attention towards the shortage of urea in the state.
Odisha tribals protest against dilution of forest rights
Gajapati District (Odisha), Sept. 17 : Tribals from Maoist-hit areas organised a rally here on Wednesday to protest against what they perceived to be the dilution of their forest rights.
Six killed in Odisha road accident
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 : Six members of a family, four of them women, were killed when their multi-utility vehicle hit a roadside tree in Odisha's Rayagada district Wednesday, police said.
Odisha chit fund scam: Businessman sent to judicial custody
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 : A court in Odisha Tuesday sent the owner of a local TV channel to 14 days' judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.
Odisha chit fund scam: CBI takes businessman on remand
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : A court here Monday allowed the CBI to take the owner of a media house on remand for 10 days for his alleged role in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha.
Odisha chit fund scam: Businessmen brought to court
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : The owners of two media companies arrested by the CBI over their alleged role in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha were Monday presented in a court here.
Odisha rice millers seek quality paddy
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : Odisha's rice millers Monday urged the state government to ensure that paddy conforming to fair average quality standard should be supplied to them for milling.
Tata to commission Odisha plant by March 2015
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 : Tata Steel Saturday said the first unit of its 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) ferro chrome plant in Odisha's Ganjam district will start operations by March 2015.
Court pulls up CBI for filing closure report against Birla in hurry
New Delhi, Sep 12 : A special court here Friday pulled up the CBI over the missing file with original minutes of the screening committee meetings dealing with the Kumar Mangalam Birla-promoted Hindalco's application for allocation of coal blocks in Odisha and asked what was the hurry in filing the ...
Odisha to get Rs.1 lakh crore investment: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Odisha will receive investment of about Rs.1 lakh crore during in the coming five years in petrochemicals, oil and gas sector, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said here Friday.
Probe ordered into Odisha quadruple murder
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Authorities in Odisha Friday ordered a probe into the killings of four of a family, including two minor children, in Nayagarh district Sep 6.
Dilip Tirkey made new BJD parliamentary party leader after Kalpataru ...
New Delhi, Sept.12 : Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Dilip Tirkey has been appointed as parliamentary party leader in the Rajya Sabha after former Odisha minister Kalpataru Das resigned from that position.
Agni-1 successfully launched from Odisha's Wheeler's Island
New Delhi, Sept. 11 : The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test fired the short range Agni-1 missile propelled by solid rocket propellant system, with a range capability of over 700 kms from the Wheeler's Island off the Odisha Coast on Thursday.
Dengue claims one more life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : The mosquito-borne dengue virus Wednesday claimed one more life in Odisha taking the death toll from the disease to four in the state over the last two months, an official said.
Odisha cattle population declines
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : The cattle population in Odisha has declined by 5.59 percent to 11,621,272 against 12,309,000 in 2007, according to the latest livestock census, an official said Wednesday.
Financial aid of Rs 5 crore for Jammu Kashmir announced by Odisha ...
New Delhi, Sep.9 : The Odisha Government today announced an assistance of Rs five crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for relief and restoration works in the flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
Vedanta to double Odisha refinery capacity by 2015-end
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : Vedanta Resources has planned to double the capacity of its one-million-tonne per annum alumina refinery in Odisha by the end of next year, its chairman Anil Agarwal said here Tuesday.
Odisha CM announces Rs.5 crore aid for Kashmir
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday announced an assistance of Rs.5 crore for relief and restoration work in flood-affected regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
Power supply trips in Odisha: Assocham
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : Despite attracting massive investments in the power sector, power supply in Odisha has worsened over the years, industry lobby Assocham said here Monday.
Five Odisha teachers suspended for misbehaviour
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : At least five teachers from a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Malkangiri district have been suspended after students complained that the teachers denied them good food and misbehaved with them, an official said Monday.
Dengue cases soar to 1,005 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 : The number of people infected with dengue has soared to 1,005 in Odisha this year, with 36 more cases reported in the state in two days, an official said here Sunday.
Heavy rain hits normal life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : Heavy rain continued to lash many parts of Odisha for the second consecutive day Saturday throwing normal life out of gear, a Met department official said here.
Saradha scam: Odisha newspaper owner, legislator's aide arrested
New Delhi, Sep 5 : The CBI Friday arrested an Odisha-based newspaper's proprietor Bikash Swain and Ranjan Kumar Das, the personal assistant of ruling BJD legislator Pravata Tripaty, in connection with multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.
Odisha launches helpline for migrant workers
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 : Odisha Wednesday launched a helpline for its migrant workers after reports of their torture and exploitation in recent months.
Nuakhai celebrated in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 : People in Odisha Saturday celebrated the agricultural festival Nuakhai with enthusiasm, offering the first harvest of the season to god.
Heavy rain forecast in Odisha, trains affected
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 : Widespread and heavy to very heavy rain is likely in Odisha over the next two days, the weatherman said here Friday, prompting the railways to terminate some trains midway.
NHRC notices to UP, West Bengal, Odisha governments over recurring ...
New Delhi, Aug 28 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report about recurring cases of Japanese encephalitis year after year and lack of preventive steps in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha.
Odisha CM launches Rourkela-Jagdalpur road project
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday launched the 656-km long expressway project that will provide better connectivity between Rourkela in the state and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.
NHRC notice to three states over encephalitis
New Delhi, Aug 28 : The NHRC Thursday issued notice to the governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha over recurrence of Japanese encephalitis, blaming their lackadaisical attitude towards curbing the disease.