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Congress to corner BJD on chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 : Intensifying its attack against the state government over the chit fund scam, the Odisha Congress Tuesday decided to hold protest rallies and dharnas at district headquarters demanding CBI inquiry against chief minister and his resignation.
Bhubaneswar to host 2015 HIL opener
New Delhi, Nov 25 : Odisha capital Bhubaneswar will host the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL) opener at its new Kalinga Stadium, Hockey India (HI) announced Tuesday.
More funds needed for road connectivity: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider hiking the funds allocated for road connectivity in Odisha during fiscal 2014-15.
Odisha assembly adjourned till Tuesday amid noisy scenes
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 : Noisy scenes prevailed in the Odisha assembly for the fourth day as both the ruling BJD members and opposition parties stalled the proceedings throughout the day Monday. The speaker adjourned the house till Tuesday.
Odisha youngsters launch Blanket Challenge for homeless
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 : Youngsters in Odisha posted an idea on social networking site Facebook about 15 days ago. Now, many of them are joining the cause to keep the homeless locals in Bhubaneswar warm during the winter.
BJD stalls Odisha assembly proceedings
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 : Members of the ruling BJD Monday stalled the Odisha assembly as they noisily protested against a controversial irrigation project that they say will sink some villages in the state.
CBI probe politically motivated, says BJD
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 : The BJD Sunday said the CBI's probe into the multi-thousand-crore-rupee chit fund scam was politically motivated. The accusations came a day after a close aide of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was interrogated.
Odisha minister apologises for abusive remark
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 : Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy Saturday apologised in the legislative assembly for a derogatory remark made to BJP's woman legislator Radharani Panda.
CBI quizzes Odisha CM's aide in chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 : The CBI Saturday interrogated a leader of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam.
SC grants extension to Odisha to renew mining leases
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 : The Supreme Court has granted a three-month extension to the Odisha government to clear the lease renewal applications of 18 mines which were asked to halt operations following a court order, an official said Saturday.
Odisha chit fund scam: CBI interrogates another BJD legislator
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 : In what could spell more embarrassment for Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which is already rocked by the probe into the chit fund scam, another BJD legislator, Pravat Biswal, was Friday questioned by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore rupee scandal.
Odisha assembly adjourned till Saturday
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 : The Odisha assembly was unable to transact any business for the second day Friday as both the opposition and the ruling party members created a ruckus, forcing the speaker to adjourn the house till Saturday.
Logjam continues in Odisha assembly
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 : A logjam continued in the Odisha assembly for the second day Friday as both the opposition and ruling party members created ruckus, forcing the speaker to adjourn the session till 3 p.m.
CBI quizzes Odisha MP in chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 : Pyarimohan Mohapatra, a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, Friday appeared before the CBI here in connection with a chit fund scam.
Odisha chit-fund scam: Congress demands Patnaik's resignation
Bhubaneshwar, Nov. 20 : The Congress party on Thursday demanded the resignation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in the state.
Rs.4,502.34 crore supplementary budget presented for Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 : Amid an uproar by the opposition parties over a chit fund scam, Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat Thursday presented supplementary budget of Rs.4,502.34 crore for 2014-15 in the Odisha assembly.
Odisha minister made derogatory remark: BJP MLA
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 : A BJP MLA Thursday alleged that Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy has made a derogatory remark against her in the state assembly and sought his apology.
Central team assessing Odisha cyclone damage concludes visit
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 : An eight-member central team, which assessed the damage caused by cyclonic storm Hudhud in the southern districts of Odisha, concluded its two-day visit Wednesday, an official said here.
Odisha assembly session set to be stormy
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 : The winter session of the Odisha assembly starting Thursday is all set to be a stormy affair with the opposition parties - the Congress and the BJP - planning to put the treasury benches on the mat by raising the multi-crore chit fund and mining scams, while the ruling party ...
Odisha chit fund scam: One arrested, 18 places raided
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : The CBI Tuesday arrested land broker Subhankar Nayak after finding incriminating documents in his possession during its day-long raid at 18 places in Odisha, New Delhi and Mumbai, in connection with the chit fund scam involving the Seashore Group.
Odisha to urge Centre for enhancement of mining output
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : Concerned over the falling mining revenue affecting the economy of the state, the Odisha government has decided to urge the Centre to allow it to raise the mineral output of some mines to meet the revenue target.
CBI raids 18 places over Odisha chit fund scam
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Nov 18: The CBI Tuesday raided 18 places in Odisha, New Delhi and Mumbai, including the houses of Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra, in connection with the chit fund scam involving the Seashore Group.
CBI interrogates Odisha cricket officials over chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) honorary secretary Asirbad Behera was Tuesday interrogated by the CBI for his alleged links with chit fund firm Artha Tatwa group in Odisha.
CBI raids 18 places over Odisha chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : The CBI Tuesday conducted raids at 18 places in Odisha, New Delhi and Mumbai, including the houses of Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra, in connection with the chit fund scam involving Seashore Group.
CBI raids 22 places in Odisha over chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : The CBI Tuesday conducted raids at 22 places in Odisha in connection with the Seashore Group's chit fund scam afffeccting thousands of depositors in the state.
Odisha MP appears before ED in chit fund scam
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 : Odisha Jan Morcha (OJM) president and Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the mega chit fund scam in the state.
SAIL to expand Rourkela plant capacity to 10 mtpa
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 : Steel Authority of India Ltd will expand the capacity of the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha to 10 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) at a projected investment of Rs.30,000-35,000 crore by 2025-26, said SAIL Chairman Chandra Sekhar Verma.
Clarify intention on steel park: Odisha to BSL
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 : The Odisha government has asked Bhushan Steel Ltd. (BSL) to clarify its intention within 15 days on the setting up of a steel park around its steel project in Meramundali in Odisha's Dhenkanal district.
Land acquisition still a problem for industries in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 : Land acquisition continues to be a major problem for setting up an industry in Odisha as there is no clarity at the ground level, leading to delays in projects and cost overruns even though the Odisha government has a clear policy, feel captains of major industries who are ...
Dhanush ballistic missile successfully test fired from Odisha coast
Chandipur-on-Sea (Odisha ), Nov. 15 : India has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off the Odisha coast.