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Odisha godman gets death for human sacrifice
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 : A court in Odisha on Tuesday awarded the death sentence to a self-proclaimed godman for sacrificing a minor boy to a deity.
Rajnath reviews flood situation in Bengal, Odisha
New Delhi, Aug 3 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the flood situation in West Bengal and Odisha and assured both state governments of full central support, an official statement said.
Odisha to discuss Posco issue with Centre
Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 : With uncertainty looming over Posco's proposed USD 12 billion steel project in Odisha, the state government has decided to take up the matter with the central government to address the issue.
Rajnath assures assistance to flood-hit West Bengal, Odisha
New Delhi, Aug 3, : Union Home Rajnath Singh today spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, assuring them full support on the Centre's part in tackling the flood situation in their states.
Odisha to open cold storage for onions
Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 : The Odisha government will set up 300 cold storages in a bid to bring down the steep prices of onions, Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Monday.
Odisha cooperative begins online sale of poultry products
Bhubaneswar Aug 3 : The Odisha State Poultry Products Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd (Opolfed), an apex poultry co-operative marketing organisation, on Monday began online sale of poultry products including eggs and chicken.
70 killed in WB, Odisha, Manipur floods
New Delhi, Aug 3 : At least 70 people have been killed in floods in West Bengal, Odisha and Manipur, due to incessant rainfall in the aftermath of cyclone Komen.
Heavy rains create havoc in East India, 20 killed in landslide in ...
New Delhi, Aug 2 : Four days of heavy rains have created havoc in several parts of India with Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha worst hit due to cyclone Komen which made its landfall in Bangladesh.
Odisha Congress gets jumbo team
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 : In a bid to tame the warring factions in the Odisha Congress' rank and file, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Prasad Harichandan on Saturday announced a jumbo team.
Odisha-IISER to be set up in Berhampur
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 : The Odisha government will set up the proposed Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Ganjam district, Sanjay Dasburma, the Employment and Technical Education and Training (ET and T) minister, said on Saturday.
Odisha completes 41 PPP projects
Bhubaneswar, July 31 : The Odisha government has taken up 77 Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects involving investment of Rs.22,142 crore and, of these, 41 projects with investment of around Rs.5,589 crore are now operational, an official said on Friday.
Three Maoists gunned down in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 31 : Three Maoists, including two women cadres, were killed in an encounter on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border, Odisha DGP Sanjeev Marik said on Friday.
Three Maoists gunned down in Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Orissa), July 31 : Three Maoists, including two women, were gunned down in an encounter by the Odisha SOG (Special Operation Group) on Friday.
Indian scientists discover plant species of dinosaur age
Bhubaneswar, July 31 : Indian scientists claim to have discovered two new Cycads species of plants in Odisha which were dominant some 201 million to 145 million years ago, popularly known as the Jurassic period.
Cyclone Komen to cause heavy rainfall in WB, Odisha during next 72 ...
New Delhi, July 31 : Under the influence of depression caused by the tropical Cyclone 'Komen' in West Bengal and its subsequent movement in westerly direction, heavy to very heavy rainfall between 60 mm to 120 mm may take place at few places in the eastern state, Odisha and Jharkhand during the ...
Cyclone Komen makes landfall in Bangladesh, WB, Odisha on high alert
New Delhi, July 30 : Cyclone Komen hit the Bangladesh coast on Thursday evening, which is expected to bring with it heavy rainfall in the Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Odisha aims to sell power by 2016-17
Bhubaneswar, July 30 : Odisha plans to be self-reliant in the power sector and has set a target to sell surplus power generated in the state to other states by 2016-17, an official said on Thursday.
Odisha on alert over cyclonic storm 'Komen'
Bhubaneswar, July 30 : The Odisha government on Thursday sounded an alert over advancing cyclonic storm "Komen", which will precipitate heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coastal areas in the next 24 hours.
Heavy showers to lash Bengal, Odisha and northeast: IMD
New Delhi, July 30 : A cyclonic storm over the northeast Bay of Bengal will cause heavy rainfall in parts of West Bengal, Odisha, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, and Jharkhand over next three days, the Met Office said on Thursday.
Odisha urges Centre for adequate fertilizers
Bhubaneswar, July 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the Centre to allocate adequate quantity of fertilizers to meet the demand of farmers in the state.
Gujarat, MP, Odisha to have heavy rainfall: IMD
New Delhi, July 28 : There will be heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha over the next three days, the weather department forecast on Tuesday.
Kalam was 'visionary' leader: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, July 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday paid tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the state secretariat here, describing him as a "visionary leader".
Bodies of two Maoists recovered from Odisha forest
Bhubaneswar, July 27 : Security personnel on Monday recovered the bodies of two Maoists from a forest in Odisha after an overnight gun battle with the rebels, police said.
Rajya Sabha member Kalpataru Das passes away
New Delhi, July 25 : Sitting Rajya Sabha member from Odisha and Biju Janata Dal vice-president Kalpataru Das passed away on Saturday after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Odisha Witchcraft killings: NHRC seeks report from District ...
New Delhi, July 24 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Odisha's Keonjhar over the killing of six people on allegations of practicing witchcraft.
Odisha identifies two lakh acres for land bank
Bhubaneswar, July 24 : Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO), the nodal agency for land acquisition in Odisha, has identified over 2 lakh acres for creation of land bank, an official said on Friday.
Odisha to recommend 5 places for smart city tag
Bhubaneswar, July 23 : The Odisha government has decided to recommend five places to the central government to develop them as smart cities, an official said on Thursday.
Odisha identifies 16 mineral blocks for auction
Bhubaneswar, July 23 : The Odisha government has identified 16 mineral blocks for which auction process would start by the end of October, union mines secretary Balvinder Kumar said on Thursday.
Collectors asked to complete Odisha school toilets by July
Bhubaneswar, July 22 : Odisha has asked its district collectors to complete the construction of new toilets and operationalise all old toilets under school sanitation programme by July 31, said an official on Wednesday.
Odisha government to open seven non-captive mines
Bhubaneswar, July 22 : Odisha Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick on Wednesday said an inter-departmental committee has recommended the opening of seven non-captive mines in the state.