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Odisha to participate in Global Investment Meet in US
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : To attract foreign investment in Odisha, a delegation of state government officials and entrepreneurs will attend the Global Investment Meet at the Silicon Valley in the US from May 4 to May 7.

Odisha government confirms 14 sunstroke deaths
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : Blistering heat wave condition continued in several parts of Odisha as 15 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius on Monday while the state government said it had received reports of deaths of 140 people due to sunstroke but only confirmed 14 of them.

Logjam continues in Odisha assembly over chit fund fraud
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : The opposition in Odisha on Monday stalled the assembly demanding sacking of a retired judge who is probing the chit fund scam and resignation of a minister who was allegedly involved in the fraud.

Maoists from Chhattisgarh entering Odisha: Police
Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Maoists operating in Chhattisgarh are now entering Odisha as insurgents in the eastern state have lost support from the Odia people to carry out their operations, a top police official said on Sunday.

1,370 constables inducted in newly-raised OISF in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led BJD Government in Odisha has inducted 1,370 constables into the newly-raised Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF), which has been formed to protect industrial undertakings of the state government.

Odisha government announces schemes for construction workers
Bhubaneswar, April 30 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced several welfare packages for construction workers including scholarship to workers' children studying in high school.

Odisha announces six percent hike in dearness allowance
Bhubaneswar, April 30 : The Odisha government on Saturday announced a six percent increase in dearness allowance (DA) for 700,000 government employees and pensioners with effect from January 1 this year.

Intense heat wave continues unabated across nation
Jaipur/Lucknow, Apr.30 : Intense heat wave continued unabated across the nation with Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan becoming latest to come under the grip of soaring temperatures after Odisha and Telangana.

Subroto Bagchi to lead Odisha's skill development authority
Bhubaneswar, April 29 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the setting up of a skill development authority, which is to be chaired by Subroto Bagchi, one of the founders of information technology firm Mindtree Ltd,

Reform not just for the game but also for transparent functioning, ...
New Delhi, April 29 : The Supreme Court on Friday took exception to Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) telling it that playing cricket with teams from states not known for playing cricket would be detrimental to the game's interest even as the court held that the BCCI needed to reform itself not ...

58 pharmaceutical companies blacklisted in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 29 : The Odisha government has blacklisted 58 pharmaceutical companies for supplying sub-standard medicines since 2005, Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak told the state assembly on Friday.

Odisha, AP, Telangana sizzle
Bhubaneswar/Hyderabad, Apr. 28 : Mercury soared again in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar with temperature recorded at 45.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday, though day-time temperature in some parts of the state dropped marginally.

Odisha clears 55 industry proposals through single window authority
Bhubaneswar, April 28 : The Odisha government on Thursday said it has cleared investment proposals worth Rs.50,605.52 crore through the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) to set up 55 industries in the last three years.

Severe heat wave warning in coastal Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 28 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday sounded a severe heat wave warning in coastal Odisha for the next 3-4 days.

Pune chit fund group chief nabbed in Odisha
Mumbai, April 27 : The CBI on Wednesday arrested Mahesh Kishan Motewar, chairman and managing director of Pune-based Samruddh Jeevan Foods India Ltd., from Odisha capital Bhubaneshwar in connection with a probe into the Rs.1,500 crore ponzi scam, an official said here.

8 die of sunstroke as heat wave continues in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : People in Odisha on Wednesday continued to reel under the blistering heat wave as 17 places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The government confirmed the death of eight people due to sunstroke.

Odisha Congress to move SC seeking Kohinoor for Jagannath
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : The Odisha unit of the Congress on Wednesday said it would file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to bring back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain and place it in the Jagannath temple in Puri.

Minor fire in Odisha chief minister's office
Bhubaneswar, Apr 27 : A minor fire broke out in the office of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik in the state assembly on Wednesday, media reports said.

Fire breaks out in Odisha chief minister's chamber
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : A minor fire broke out due to electrical short-circuiting in the chamber of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the state assembly building on Wednesday. No loss of life or damage to documents was reported.

Second phase of Odisha budget session starts on stormy note
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The second phase of the Odisha assembly's budget session started on a stormy note on Tuesday as opposition members disrupted proceedings, gathering before the speaker's podium to seek a discussion on the chit fund scam.

Odisha chit fund scam: Youth Congress president resigns
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : Odisha Youth Congress president Rajat Choudhury on Tuesday resigned from his post after he was interrogated by the CBI over the chit fund scam in the state.

Second phase of Odisha budget session to begin today
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Apr.26 : The second and last phase of the budget session of the Odisha Assembly will begin today. The session is scheduled to continue till May20.

Odisha plans to bring land leasing act benefiting sharecroppers
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The Odisha government is planning to promulgate a Land Leasing Act to safeguard the interest of sharecroppers, said Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray on Monday.

Heat wave: Odisha schools declare summer vacation
Bhubaneswar, April 25 : With the mercury showing no signs of subsiding, the Odisha government on Monday announced summer vacations in schools from April 26.

Odisha continues to boil as Titlagarh records 48.5 degrees
Bhubaneswar, Apr.24 : Odisha continues to reel under intense heat wave with temperatures in some parts of the state touching as high as 48.5 degrees Celsius and death toll due to sun stroke touching 88.

Fill up vacant HC judges' posts: Odisha to Centre
Bhubaneswar, April 24 : Expressing concern over the pendency of cases in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged the central government to fill up the vacant eight posts of judges in the Orissa High Court as soon as possible.

Odisha's Titlagarh sees highest temperature in India
Bhubaneswar, April 24 : Titlagarh in Odisha on Sunday registered a maximum temperature of 48.5 degrees Celsius, the highest in the country, while 17 other places recorded above 40 degrees, as people continued to reel under the blistering heat wave.

Odisha to place order with centre for 5,000 tonne of pulses
Bhubaneswar, April 23 : The Odisha government on Saturday said it would purchase 5,000 tonnes of pulses from the central government, which has decided to provide subsidy on 'tur' and 'urad' dals for distribution by states at retail price of not more than Rs.120 per kg, to meet the skyrocketing ...

Titlagarh records 48 degrees as Odisha continues to boil
Bhubaneswar, Apr.23 : Death toll due to scorching heat reached 79 in Odisha as the state continues to reel under intense heat wave, with temperatures in some parts of the state touching as high as 48 degrees Celsius.

Odisha boils under scorching sun
Bhubaneswar, April 23 : There was no respite from the blistering sun on Saturday as 18 places in Odisha recorded temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius, officials said.

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