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Shutdown over power tariff hike hits Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 31 : The Bidyut Upabhokta Mahasangh (Power Consumers' Federation) held a 12-hour shutdown across the state, demanding rollback of power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).
Odisha plans to increase OSIC turnover to Rs.1,000 crore
Bhubaneswar, March 30 : The Odisha government has decided to prepare an action plan to increase the turnover of the Odisha Small Industries Corporation (OSIC) to Rs.1,000 crore in the next two years.
Odisha agrees to seek rollback of power tariff hike
Bhubaneswar, March 30 : The Odisha government announced on Monday it would file a review petition before the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking a rollback in the proposed hike of power tariff for the agriculture sector.
CSR funds not for BJD's election expenditure: BJP
Bhubaneswar, March 29 : After the ruling BJD expressed its dissatisfaction over central PSUs backing out from the Aahar scheme, the Odisha unit of BJP on Sunday hit out at the former, stating that the PSUs' corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds were not meant for election expenditure.
Odisha Planning Board met once in last 11 years
Bhubaneswar, March 28 : The State Planning Board of Odisha has met only once in the last 11 years while no proposal for state budget preparation was approved in the meeting.
HC interim stay on forming Rourkela civic body
Bhubaneswar, March 28 : The Odisha High Court has ordered an interim stay on the formation of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC).
Protests continue in Odisha over power tariff hike
Bhubaneswar, March 27 : Intensifying their protest against the power tariff hike in the state, the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday staged a dharna (sit-in) in front of Raj Bhavan here.
Odisha to encourage people on renewable energy: CM
Bhubaneswar, March 26 : The Odisha government plans to bring in a policy which would encourage people to harness and utilise renewable energy on their rooftops and in backyards, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Thursday.
Logjam continues in Odisha assembly
Bhubaneswar, March 26 : The impasse in the Odisha assembly over the power tariff hike continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday as the opposition Congress and BJP reiterated their demand for rolling back the hike.
Chaos in Odisha assembly over power tariff hike
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : The Odisha assembly on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes over the power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on March 24.
Manmohan moves SC against summons in coal block case
New Delhi, March 25 : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the summons issued to him by a special court over the allocation of Talabira II coal block in Odisha to Kumar Mangalam Birla-owned Hindalco in 2005.
NHRC orders probe into abduction of woman by BJD MLA
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha government to conduct a fresh inquiry by the Crime Branch into the alleged involvement of an BJD lawmaker in molesting and abducting a woman in November 2013.
CBI raids residences of Odisha Central Bank of India employees
Odisha, Mar. 25 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) units in Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh jointly raided the residences of the managers and employees of Central Bank of India in Bhubaneswar and Baripadan in connection with financial irregularities.
Odisha monk campaigns to save indigenous cow
By Jatindra Dash, Puri (Odisha), March 25 : A monk in Odisha has launched a campaign to save the state's native cow breeds that are on the brink of extinction.
Odisha government says will resolve potato issue
Bhubaneswar, March 24 : The Odisha government will commence procurement of the potato crop in 11 districts of the state in view of distress sales of the tuber by farmers, Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma said on Tuesday.
Odisha government says will resolve potato issue
Bhubaneswar, March 24 : The Odisha government will commence procurement of the potato crop in 11 districts of the state in view of distress sales of the tuber by farmers, Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma assured the state assembly on Tuesday.
OERC hikes power tariff in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 24 : While people are reeling under the scorching summer sun with the mercury already reaching 39 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Tuesday announced a hike in power tariff in the state.
Contradiction within BJD over PM's video conference
Bhubaneswar, March 23 : Leaders of the ruling BJD in Odisha on Monday offered contradictory views over a monthly video conference by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with state chief secretaries.
PM Modi to visit Rourkela on April 1
New Delhi, Mar. 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Rourkela in Odisha on April 1.
Modi to inaugurate Rourkela Steel Plant's modernised units
Bhubaneswar, March 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on April 1 to dedicate the modernised and expanded units of Rourkela Steel Plant.
SC raps top Odisha official for not responding to notice
New Delhi, March 20 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed Odisha's chief secretary to be present in court on April 10 for failure of the state in responding to the notice issued, and a fine subsequently imposed, in connection with the rape video case now being probed by the CBI on its directions.
India successfully test-fires air-to-air missile 'ASTRA'
New Delhi, Mar. 19 : India on Thursday successfully test-fired its Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile ASTRA off the coast of Odisha near the Integrated Test Range, Balasore.
India?s BVR air-to-air missile ?Astra? successfully test fired
New Delhi, Mar 19 : India?s Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile ASTRA was once again successfully test fired on Thursday by the Indian Air Force off the coast of Odisha near the Integrated Test Range in Balasore.
Paradip port handles record cargo traffic
Bhubaneswar, March 19 : The Paradip Port Trust in Odisha on Thursday said it handled a record cargo traffic of 68.05 million tonnes this financial year till March 18, surpassing the 68 million tonnes it handled during the last financial year.
HC allows arrested BJD MP to attend parliament
Bhubaneswar, March 19 : The Odisha High Court on Thursday allowed suspended Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Ramchandra Hansdah, who is currently in jail for his alleged involvement in chit-fund scam, to attend parliament for a day to avoid by-election in his constituency.
Six get 10-year jail term in Odisha gang rape
Bhubaneswar, March 19 : A court in Odisha has sentenced six people to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Dalit woman in Bargarh district nearly six years ago, a lawyer said on Thursday.
Pandemonium in Odisha assembly over PESA Act violation
Bhubaneswar, March 18 : Pandemonium prevailed in Odisha assembly on Wednesday over the alleged violation of PESA Act for formation of Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC), even as tribals were observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in the steel city against the decision.
Odisha reschedules school hours as mercury set to rise
Bhubaneswar, March 17 : The Odisha government on Tuesday directed authorities of all schools in the state to hold classes only in the morning from next month as the mercury is set to rise in the next few days.
Odisha Congress backs Manmohan Singh, seeks CBI probe into CM's role
Bhubaneswar, March 17 : The Odisha unit of the Congress on Tuesday expressed solidarity with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who was summoned in the coal scam case, and demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik be probed by the CBI in connection with the scam.
Crime in Odisha on the rise: Naveen Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, March 17 : Crime in Odisha is on the rise as 93,657 cases were registered in 2014 as compared to the 90,184 in 2013, according to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.