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    Coal India unit halts operations at key coalfields
    Bhubaneswar, May 6 : Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of the state-run Coal India Ltd, on Wednesday halted operations at its key coalfields in Odisha following protests by local people, a company official said.

    Odisha seeks two coal blocks for its power plant
    Bhubaneswar, May 6 : The Odisha government has urged the Centre to allot two more coal blocks to Odisha Power Thermal Power Corporation Limited (OTPCL) for its upcoming 2,400-MW power plant in Dhenkanal district, said a senior official on Wednesday.

    Odisha to get Rs.700 crore from 29 mine leases
    Bhubaneswar, May 6 : The Odisha government expects to garner revenue of about Rs.700 crore from signing of lease deeds with 29 mining lease-holders, said an official on Wednesday.

    Contain price rise of pulses: Odisha to urge centre
    Bhubaneswar, May 5 : Odisha will urge the central government to contain the prices of pulses, which have sky-rocketed in the past few days in the state, a minister said here on Tuesday.

    Odisha moots industry-lessee coordination
    Bhubaneswar, May 5 : The Odisha government on Tuesday asked the industries and mining lease holders to ensure proper coordination to resolve the issue of raw material for industries being set up in the state.

    L&T seeks mining lease from Odisha government
    Bhubaneswar, May 4 : Global engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday urged the Odisha government to grant mining lease (ML) for two bauxite deposits in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts.

    Odisha opposes withdrawal of Waltair Division from ECoR
    Bhubaneswar, May 4 : The Odisha government on Monday opposed the Centre's plan to shift the jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Waltair Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to a new railway zone to be created in the state of Seemandhra.

    Now, buy milk products online in Odisha!
    Bhubaneswar, May 4 : Odisha plans to go in for online marketing of milk and milk products prepared by the Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (OMFED), an official said on Monday.

    Odisha targets Rs.32,000 crore revenue this fiscal
    Bhubaneswar, May 2 : Apprehending revenue loss due to changes in Centre-state funds sharing pattern, the Odisha government has decided to enhance revenue collection to around Rs.32,000 crore during the 2015-16 fiscal, an official said on Saturday.

    Odisha orders reopening of 3 mines
    Bhubaneswar, May 2 : The Odisha government has ordered reopening of three more closed iron ore mines under the amended Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2015, Steel and Mines minister Prafulla Mallick said on Saturday.

    Odisha to market MSME products online
    Bhubaneswar, May 2 : In a leg-up for its MSME (micro, small and medium enterprise) products, the Odisha government is in talks with leading online retailers for marketing these internationally.

    Odisha govt hikes minimum wages for daily labourers
    Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Odisha on Friday hiked to Rs.200 the minimum wages for daily labourers engaged in various industries and other construction activities in the state.

    Odisha launches free medicine scheme
    Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched 'Niramaya', a scheme under which 570 different medicines will be provided free in government hospitals.

    Odisha govt to set up fly ash park to control pollution
    Bhubaneswar, April 30 : The Odisha government has proposed setting up a fly ash park in Angul district to combat pollution in the highly polluted region and promote value addition in the fly ash sector.

    Odisha announces Rs.5 crore assistance for Nepal
    Bhubaneswar, April 30 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced Rs.5 crore assistance to Nepal for the victims affected by the earthquake.

    Odisha move to install CCTV cameras, GPS in buses
    Bhubaneswar, April 29 : The Odisha government is all set to make installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and global positioning system (GPS) mandatory in passenger buses, Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Majhi said on Wednesday.

    Wood of Lord Jagannath's idol identified in Odisha
    Bhubaneswar, April 29 : The "daru" (neem tree) for making Lord Jagannath idol has been identified at a Odisha district, a Jagannath temple administration official said on Wednesday.

    Odisha to give incentives to doctors posted in remote areas
    Bhubaneswar, April 28 : The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday cleared several proposals, including the provision of special incentives to doctors appointed in remote and KBK areas in the state.

    Odisha to provide iron ore linkage to local industries
    Bhubaneswar, April 28 : With many small and large mineral-based industries facing a shortage of iron ore, the Odisha cabinet on Tuesday approved the supply of 70 percent of the ore mined in the state to local industries.

    Odisha to invest Rs.1,000 crore for tribals' development
    Bhubaneswar, April 27 : Odisha plans to invest around Rs.1,000 crore in the next two years to improve the living standards vulnerable tribal groups in the state, officials said on Monday.

    BJP wants Odisha government to clarify stand on Posco project
    Bhubaneswar, April 27 : The opposition BJP on Monday asked the Odisha government to make its intentions clear about Posco's troubled $12 billion steel project before the company made its stand clear.

    Odisha's excise revenue goes up in 2014-15
    Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The Odisha government has collected Rs.2,709.73 crore as excise revenue in the financial year 2014-15 as against Rs.2,286.04 crore in the period 2013-14, said an official of Excise department on Sunday.

    Odisha government asks for land premium from Posco
    Bhubaneswar, April 25 : The Odisha government on Saturday asked steel major Posco to make an outstanding payment of about Rs.54 crore towards land premium and Rs.18 crore towards net present value (NPV) for forest land diversion.

    Odisha panel finds no statutory clearances for 11 mines
    Bhubaneswar, April 25 : An Odisha government inter-departmental committee which met to extend the lease validity of 11 iron ore and manganese mines on Saturday found that the mines have no statutory clearances.

    Mild tremors felt in Odisha
    Bhubaneswar, April 25 : Mild tremors were felt in some parts of Odisha as a massive earthquake hit large parts of India and Nepal on Saturday.

    Odisha to give free medicine for all diseases: CM
    Bhubaneswar, April 23 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said his government would distribute free medicines for all diseases, including cancer, at state-run health facilities soon.

    Saradha scam: CBI conducts raids, Bengal minister denied bail
    Kolkata, April 23 : The CBI on Thursday raided seven locations in West Bengal and Odisha of the Mangaldeep Land Promoters Ltd. for raising public money through illegal schemes, while a court rejected the bail plea of state minister Madan Mitra who was arrested for his alleged complicity in the ...

    Odisha seeks to double housing land for poor in capital
    By Chinmaya Dehuri, Bhubaneswar, April 23 : The Odisha government is planning to reserve at least 20 percent of the land for affordable housing, up from 10 per cent at present, according to a top official.

    Thousands bid Patnaik a tearful farewell
    Bhubaneswar, April 22 : Thousands of people on Wednesday gave a tearful farewell to former Odisha chief minister J.B. Patnaik as his mortal remains were consigned to flames at Puri.

    Odisha puts eight disasters under state response fund
    Bhubaneswar, April 22 : The Odisha government on Wednesday approved the inclusion of eight state-specific disasters under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to facilitate fund allocation to provide assistance to the victims of these calamities.

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