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Odisha seeks more cities under Smart City tag
Bhubaneswar, June 25 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider including his state's Cuttack, Sambalpur and Berhampur in the Smart City list.

Rajnath seeks action over attack on ministers' convoy in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 25 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take appropriate action against the persons involved in the attack on the convoy of two central ministers.

500 new panchayats to come up in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 23 : Ahead of panchayat elections in 2017, the Odisha government has approved a proposal to add 500 new panchayats in the state, a minister said on Thursday.

Odisha to bring tourism policy 2016
Bhubaneswar, June 23 : The Odisha government on Thursday said it will bring a new tourism policy to attract more tourists to the state and develop infrastructure at tourist destinations.

Odisha formulating Vision 2020-30 to set development goals
Bhubaneswar, June 22 : The Odisha government is formulating a vision document 'Vision 2020-30' in line with sustainable development goals (SDG) set by United Nations and NITI Aayog, said an official on Wednesday.

Dalmia eyes Rs 1,500 cr business in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 22 : Dalmia Bharat Group aimed at Rs 1,500 crore annual business as it launched two variants of cement in Odisha on Wednesday.

Odisha clears investment proposals of Rs 1,002 cr
Bhubaneswar, June 21 : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved two projects with an investment of Rs 1,002 crore.

Thousands perform yoga in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 21 : Thousands of people from all walks of life participated in International Yoga Day celebrations across Odisha on Tuesday.

Odisha govt to bear education expense of three poor students
Bhubaneswar, June 20 : The Odisha government on Monday announced it would bear all expenses of study and boarding of three meritorious poor students who recently cracked all India entrance examinations.

30 lakh poor to get LPG connections in Odisha: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, June 20 : Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said 30 lakh free LPG connections would be provided to poor persons in Odisha under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to be launched in Odisha today
Bhubaneshwar, June 20 (ANI): Launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide free of cost LPG cooking gas connections to women from BPL households will be held in Sambalpur, Odisha today

Cash awards for Odisha districts for welfare schemes' implementation
Bhubaneswar, June 18 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced cash incentives for districts for successful implementation of various welfare schemes in the state.

South-west monsoon arrives in Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal
New Delhi, June 18 : South-west monsoon today made its way to Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal with rains drenching parts of the three states.

Odisha to impart skill training to 8 lakh youth in 3 years
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : An Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) was launched here on Friday aiming to train eight lakh youth in the next three years.

Notice to Odisha government over poor medical arrangements
New Delhi, June 17 : The National Human Rights Commission has called for a report from the Odisha government over the death of woman and her son due to lack of medical facilities at a health centre in Cuttack district.

NHRC seeks report from Odisha Govt. over death of young man at health ...
New Delhi, June 17 : The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report, carried on the May 15 that a day after the death of his ailing wife, a man also lost his 24-year old son due to the lack of treatment facilities at a Health Centre, Athagarh town in District ...

Odisha to judge, reward best practices of collectors
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the formation of a six-member committee to judge the best practices adopted by collectors in their districts.

Odisha to conserve 700 sacred groves to protect tribal culture
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : An integral part of tribal culture, 700 sacred groves in Odisha -- out of 2,100 identified by the state government -- will be conserved this year with the involvement of local communities, with the project to be completed by 2019, an official said.

Odisha eyes top third position in ease of doing business
Bhubaneswar, June 16 : Eyeing to achieve third position in the 'Ease of doing business Indices' among Indian states, the Odisha government on Thursday directed the departments concerned to carry out reform measures on a priority basis.

Odisha continues to sizzle under heat wave
Bhubaneswar, June 15 : Odisha continued to reel under an intense heat wave while the coastal districts got some respite with the mercury dropping considerably, the Met Office said on Wednesday. However, the people experienced high humidity there.

Odia movie actors under scanner for chit fund links: Police
Bhubaneswar, June 15 : Certain people connected with the Odia film industry are under the scanner of the Odisha Police's Crime Branch probing the money trail of the Oscar Chit Fund company, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

Railways, Odisha signs MoU for JV company
New Delhi, June 14 : The Railways Ministry on Thursday signed an MoU with the Odisha government to set up a joint venture company for development of rail infrastructure in the state.

Odisha seeks Rs 2,908.82 cr CST loss compensation
Bhubaneswar, June 14 : The Odisha government on Tuesday urged the central government to compensate it for central sales tax (CST) loss of Rs 2,908.82 crore for financial years 2012-13 to 2014-15.

10 Chinese nationals working at Dhamra port asked to leave
Bhubaneswar, June 13 : The Odisha government has ordered 10 Chinese nationals working in the Adani Group-managed Dhamra Port Company Limited in Bhadrak district of the state to leave the country, a senior official said on Monday.

Rats wrecking Odisha Congress need to be shown door: PCC ex-chief
Bhubaneswar, June 13 : Likening politicians using politics to amass wealth with rodents, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday said such "rats" wrecking the party in Odisha from inside need to be shown the door.

Chief Minister inaugurates Tata Steel funded Eye-Care Hospital in ...
Berhampur, June 11 : : Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 100-bed Tata Steel funded Super Specialty Eye Care Hospital at Samarjhola village under Hinjilicut block of Ganjam district on Saturday in the august presence of Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal and ...

CM inaugurates eye hospital in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 11 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated a 100-bed super specialty eye care hospital in Ganjam district.

BJP seeks arrest of Odisha actors
Bhubaneswar, June 11 : The BJP on Saturday demanded the arrest of film actor-turned-BJD leaders for alleged involvement with the Oscar chit fund company which has allegedly duped people of Rs 230 crore.

100 bridges, 75 drinking water projects inaugurated in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 9 : As many as 100 new bridges and 75 drinking water projects were inaugurated across Odisha on Thursday.

Odisha government asks departments to achieve 25pc expenditure by ...
Bhubaneswar, June 8 : The Odisha government on Wednesday asked all departments to spend at least 25 per cent of allocated fund by the end of June this year.

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