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Ranji: Himachal, Delhi, Odisha register victories
New Delhi, Dec 31 : Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan's five for 53 helped Himachal Pradesh dismiss Assam for 198 in the second innings and win the Ranji Trophy match by an innings and 133 runs in Guwahati Wednesday while Delhi and Odisha completed their victories over Gujarat and Haryna, respectively.
Odisha plans inclusive growth in mineral rich areas
Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 : The Odisha government has outlined a Rs.818 crore action plan for inclusive growth of mineral bearing areas in the state, said an official Wednesday.
Odisha teachers oppose guidelines on dropout counselling
Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 : A day after the Odisha government directed teachers to counsel children to curb the state's dropout rate, the teachers Wednesday said the government should first focus on providing quality education to the students.
Odisha to build 6,000 paddy threshing floors
Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 : The Odisha government Tuesday decided to build 6,000 concrete threshing floors for paddy, at a cost of Rs.544 crore, said a statement.
BJP to launch campaign against Odisha government
Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to launch a campaign 'Maha Sangram' against the Odisha government across the state, a senior leader said Tuesday.
Bajrang Dal protests against 'PK' in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 : The Bajrang Dal Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in this Odisha capital and demanded a ban on Aamir Khan's movie "PK", saying it was against religious sentiments of Hindus.
Rohit Ferro-Tech to sell Odisha unit
Mumbai, Dec 30 : Rohit Ferro-Tech Ltd (RFL) Tuesday said it is looking to sell, transfer or otherwise dispose off its 102,530 TPA capacity ferro-alloy plant in Jajpur, Odisha.
LPG scheme registration encouraging in Odisha: Minister
Bhubaneswar, Dec 29 : The registration process for the Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) in Odisha was encouraging, union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here Monday.
Ready to free Odisha from BJD regime: BJP
Bhubaneswar, Dec 28 : The BJP was ready to provide a strong leadership to the people of Odisha living in an underdeveloped condition in the rule of the BJD, state BJP president Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo said Sunday.
Odisha government neck deep in corruption: Congress
Bhubaneswar, Dec 28 : The Congress Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJD-led government in Odisha, accusing it of being neck deep in corruption during its 15-year rule in the state.
Don't change end-use purpose of coal blocks: JSPL
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 : Jidnal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) chairman Naveen Jindal Saturday said the end-use norms of coal blocks should not be changed during their e-auction and urged the Odisha government to take up the matter with the centre.
Odisha to get Rs.2 lakh crore from coal auction in 20-years
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 : Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Saturday said Odisha would get about Rs.2 lakh crore from the auction of coal blocks in next 15-20 years.
Odisha to launch Potato Mission for self-sufficiency
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 : Odisha has decided to implement a Potato Mission from fiscal 2015-16 to make the state in the tuber.
Odisha government sounds storm alert
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 : The Odisha government Friday directed the district collectors to remain on alert following the formation of a low pressure area off the Sri Lankan coast Friday morning.
Odisha CM accuses Centre of not fulfilling just demands
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday accused the union government of not granting the state's legitimate rights under the federal structure.
BJP protests fuel price hike in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday staged demonstrations in Odisha against the hike in petrol and diesel prices in the state.
Odisha seeks centre's nod for ITIR project
Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 : Odisha has again urged the central government to accord final approval for the proposed IT Investment Region (ITIR) here.
Elderly man beheaded for sorcery in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 : An elderly man was beheaded in Odisha for allegedly practicing sorcery, police said Thursday.
Central team to help Odisha in tackling jaundice: Nadda
New Delhi, Dec 24 : Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda Wednesday directed the immediate dispatch of a central team to assist the Odisha government in tackling the jaundice cases in the state, a statement from the ministry said Wednesday.
JVAs signed to increase domestic urea capacity
New Delhi, Dec. 24 : Four major Public Sector Undertaking's (PSU) on Wednesday signed a Joint Ventures Agreements (JVA) to set up an Integrated Coal Gasification cum Fertilizer and Ammonium Nitrate complex at Talcher in Odisha for expanding the domestic urea capacity.
Odisha hikes VAT on petrol, diesel by 3 percent
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 : The Odisha cabinet Wednesday announced a 3 percent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel prices, making the fuels costlier in the state.
Naveen Patnaik announces measures as Odisha Jaundice cases rise
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 : Chief minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday announced a slew of measures following an outbreak of jaundice in Odisha's Sambalpur town where 17 people have died since May and 1,547 infected by the disease.
Odisha CM announces Rs.100 cr package for Sambalpur
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday declared a Rs. 100 crore package for Sambalpur city which has been hit by a jaundice outbreak.
Cabinet nod for two state-run fertiliser projects for $1.5 bn
New Delhi, Dec 24 : Two fertiliser units at Talcher in north-central Odisha at a cost of $1.5 billion received the cabinet nod Wednesday to primarily augment the domestic supplies of urea, to be jointly executed by four state-run companies led by Coal India and Gail.
Jaundice cases rise to 1,547 in Odisha town
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 : Twenty-four new cases of jaundice were confirmed Wednesday in Odisha's Sambalpur town, pushing the total number of the waterborne disease in this district headquarters town to 1,547 since May.
ED attaches Rs.47 crore property of Odisha chit fund firm
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED), investigating money laundering by chit fund companies in Odisha, Tuesday attached property valued at Rs.47 crore of Fine Indisales Pvt. Ltd., a chit fund firm operating in the state.
Odisha to prepare master plan for ecotourism
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 : The Odisha government has decided to prepare a master plan for promotion and development of ecotourism destinations involving various communities, tour operators and other stakeholders.
Cycle pump sterilisation case: 2 suspended in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 : The Odisha government Tuesday suspended two medical officers in connection with the use of a bicycle pump to inflate women's abdomens during sterilisation surgeries in a community health centre (CHC) in Angul district.
Cold wave continues in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 : A cold wave continued to sweep several parts of Odisha with Phulbani, the administrative headquarters of Kandhamal district, Tuesday recording 3.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature in the state, an official said.
Don't stop subsidised foodgrain for APL families: Odisha to Centre
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 : Odisha has urged the union government not to stop supplying subsidised foodgrain to above poverty line (APL) families till the identification of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) is completed in the state.