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Odisha to open 53 chicken-fresh outlets
Bhubaneswar, July 28 : The Odisha government has decided to open 53 chicken-fresh outlets across the state to create self-employment and boost sales, said an official on Thursday.

Pradhan for fact-finding team to probe Odisha children deaths
Bhubaneswar, July 27 : Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged three of his Union cabinet colleagues to send a fact-finding team to ascertain the factors that have led to the death of 19 children in a village in Odisha's Jajpur district.

Chhattisgarh CM's statement on Mahanadi unfortunate: Naveen
Bhubaneswar, July 27 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in sharing of the Mahanadi river waters and dubbed his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh's statement on the issue as "most unfortunate".

Non-release of CST compensation caused trust deficit: Odisha
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, July 27 : The Odisha government on Tuesday said non-release of compensation on account of loss towards Central Sales Tax (CST) reduction has caused trust deficit between the central and state governments.

Chhattisgarh using only its share of Mahanadi water: Raman Singh
Raipur, July 26 : With Odisha raising concerns over the construction of barrages on Mahanadi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said the Mahanadi issue was being "unnecessarily politicised" as the state was proceeding with the projects only after the Central Water Commission's ...

Odisha approves three projects of Rs 874 crore investment
Bhubaneswar, July 26 : The Odisha government on Tuesday accorded in-principle approval to three projects entailing a total investment of Rs 874 crore.

Odisha announces Rs 60 lakh special incentive for Olympic qualifiers
Bhubaneswar, July 26 : Six sportspersons from Odisha who are to represent India in Rio Olympics 2016 will get Rs 10 lakh each as a special incentive, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Tuesday.

Centre will not harm Odisha's interests: Uma Bharti
New Delhi, July 26 : Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said the state of Odisha is very close to her heart and asserted that the central government will not do anything or allow anything to happen that will hamper its interests.

Concor seeks land to set up logistic park in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 25 : Container Corporation of India (Concor) has urged the Odisha government to provide 50 acres of land for developing a Multi Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) in the state's Jajpur district, officials said.

Odisha launches free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens
Bhubaneswar, July 25 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens in the state, an official said.

Congress attacks Odisha government over killings of tribals
Bhubaneswar, July 24 : The Congress party on Sunday attacked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the "killing of innocent tribal people in the name of Maoists" in the state.

Odisha to implement CCTNS in police stations by March 2017
Bhubaneswar, July 23 : The Odisha government on Saturday said the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) would be made operational in all police stations by March 2017.

Tripura cadre IPS officer arrested on fraud charges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 23 : Odisha Vigilance Department sleuths on Saturday arrested IPS officer Joydeep Nayak, who had allegedly siphoned off Rs 88 lakh government funds from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, an official said.

Odisha to hold investors meet in Bengaluru
Bhubaneswar, July 22 : In order to attract investment to Odisha, the state government on Friday decided to hold an Invest Odisha meet in Bengaluru on August 26.

Malnutrition deaths: Development claims of Odisha government exposed
Bhubaneswar, July 22 : The death of at least 20 children due to malnourishment in Nagada village in mineral-rich Jajpur district in the last four months may have exposed the development claims of the Odisha government.

Remarks on Mayawati shows BJP's anti-Dalit stand: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, July 21 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday hit out at the BJP over the derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati saying that it shows its "anti-Dalit" stand.

Chhattisgarh committed to judicious sharing of Mahanadi water: Raman ...
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), July 20 : Reacting to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Raman Singh has said Chhattisgarh is committed to judicious sharing of the Mahanadi water, adding that inter-state water sharing is a sensitive issue and should ...

Odisha inks MoU with WTC for export promotion
Bhubaneswar, July 20 : The Odisha government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Trade Centre (WTC) to promote and strengthen export activities.

BJD opposes Chhattisgarh's barrage on Mahanadi
New Delhi, July 20 : Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members on Wednesday demanded that the central government should take steps to stop construction of a barrage by BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh government on the Mahanadi river, and said the state of Odisha is "shocked" by the development.

4,794 cases of drunken driving detected in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 20 : As many as 4,794 cases of drunken driving have been detected in Odisha by May-end this year and driving licences of 3,276 persons suspended in this connection, an official said on Wednesday.

10th edition of Young Astronomer Talent Search launched
Bhubaneswar/ Kolkata, July 19 : The 10th edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) was launched by Dr Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Rural Development (Rural Water Supply), Government of Odisha at the State Secretariat on Tuesday.

Odisha asks departments to frame skill development action plans
Bhubaneswar, July 18 : The Odisha government on Monday asked its departments to come up with their updated skill development action plans within 10 days to provide quality skill development training to 8 lakh youths within three years.

Odisha celebrates 'Rasagola Dibasa', state claims evidence of origin
Bhubaneswar, July 17 : People in Odisha on Sunday celebrated 'Rasagola Dibasa' while the state government claimed to have found evidence about the origin of the syrupy sweet in the state.

Union Minister blames Odisha for dengue outbreak
Bhubaneswar, July 16 : Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste on Saturday charged the Odisha government with failing to control the dengue outbreak in various parts of the state.

Odisha CM raises Polavaram, Mahanadi issues with the Centre
Bhubaneswar, July 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday raised several issues at the Inter-State Council meeting in New Delhi, including the Polavaram project and construction of upper-catchment projects on Mahanadi river basin.

A unique tribal culture awaits you in Koraput Valley
As rightly said perhaps by the architects of DESIA, a community based Rural Tourism initiative based on Responsible Travel practice in Odisha's Koraput Valley, the story of the region cannot be said through a website or in words, unless one visits here. This story is about the Odisha tribal tour, ...

96% rural electrification completed in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 15 : The Odisha government on Friday said that electrification work has been completed in around 96 per cent of villages in the state.

Dengue spreading in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 15 : Deadly dengue has continued to haunt the people in Odisha with 1,109 positive cases detected and death of two persons recorded so far.

NHRC seeks report from Centre, Odisha Govt. over death of five ...
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Centre as well as the Odisha Government on the incident after taking suo motu cognizance of the death of five innocent tribals in Kandhamal which took place last Friday.

Eastern Indian states urged to join e-NAM platform: Minister
New Delhi, July 12 : The Centre has asked eastern Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand to participate in the Internet-based e-NAM (National Agriculture Market), Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday.

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