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    Odisha to develop action plan for eradicating child labour
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 : In order to eradicate child labour from the state, the Odisha government has decided to develop a Common Action Plan for prevention of child labour activities at various institutions and places in the state.

    Odisha CM urges Modi to clear ITIR project
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant approval to the proposed IT Investment Region (ITIR) in the state capital Bhubaneswar.

    Odisha announces Rs.1 crore for Olympic gold medallists
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 29 : The Odisha government Wednesday announced a Rs.1 crore award for sportspersons from the state for winning gold medals in the Olympics, World Championships and the Asian Games.

    Vedanta to get mines in 3-4 months: Agrawal
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 : Anil Agrawal, founder and executive chairman of London-listed Vedanta Resources, Tuesday said the Odisha government has assured him that bauxite mines will be provided within three to four months to feed its one-million-tonne refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district.

    Wanted Odisha tribal leader surrenders
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 : Nachika Linga, a tribal leader in Odisha wanted for more than 40 crimes including murder and rioting surrendered in the state's Koraput district Tuesday, police said.

    Odisha convicts 503 public servants for graft
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said a total of 503 public servants have been convicted and 137 dismissed from service in the state for corruption during the past five years.

    CBI arrests three in Odisha chit fund scam
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 : The CBI Sunday arrested three people in Odisha in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.

    Chit fund scam: CBI interrogates BJD MP, two ex-MLAs
    Bhubnaeswar, Oct 26 : The CBI Sunday interrogated BJD MP Ramachandra Hansda and two former legislators in Odisha for their alleged complicity in the multi-crore chit fund scam.

    Odisha BJP leader suspended for social media comments
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday suspended one of its senior leaders in Odisha for making "anti-party" statements on social media.

    Dengue cases soar to 4,379 in Odisha
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 : The number of people infected with dengue in Odisha so far this year has risen to 4,379, with 200 more cases reported in last two days, an official said here Wednesday.

    Odisha expects record rice output
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 : Rice production in Odisha may climb to 97 million tonnes, an all time high in the state in the 2014-15 financial year owing to good rainfall, an official said here Wednesday.

    Odisha to conduct DGPS survey of mines
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 : The Odisha government will conduct DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) survey in 148 iron ore and manganese mines to check illegal mining operations outside the leasehold areas.

    Odisha's 57-MT iron ore output cap in 2014-15
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 : Despite mineral-based industries crying for ore-linkage to run their plants, the Odisha government Tuesday fixed a cap of 57 million tonnes on iron ore production during 2014-15.

    Sound & Light shows at three Odisha heritage sites
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 : The Odisha government Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the the India Tourism Development Corporation for Sound and Light shows at three heritage sites in the state.

    Odisha by-poll: BJP to report government machinery misuse
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 : The Odisha BJP Monday decided to constitute a six-member committee to inquire into the use of government machinery in ensuring the victory of BJD candidate Pratysha Rajeswari Singh in the Kandhamal parliamentary by-election.

    High Court rejects bail plea of BJD MLA in chit fund scam
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 : The Odisha High Court Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former government chief whip and Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore chit fund scam being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the state.

    Rahul Gandhi visits Odisha
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday visited the cyclone-hit areas of Odisha and interacted with people, assuring them that his party will help them to get back to normal life.

    Thank you, says Odisha CM after poll win
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : After Biju Janata Dal candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection Sunday, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday thanked the people for the win.

    BJD wins Odisha Lok Sabha byelection
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Sunday won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection in Odisha by a margin of nearly three lakh votes, officials said.

    BJD wins Odisha Lok Sabha byelection
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Sunday won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection in Odisha by a margin of nearly three lakh votes, officials said.

    Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha Monday
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit Odisha Monday. He will undertake an aerial survey of the areas affected by cyclone 'Hudhud' and meet some of the victims.

    BJD leads in Odisha Lok Sabha by-election
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Sunday took early lead in by-election to the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat.

    Cabinet approves highway project worth Rs. 1,476.56 crore
    New Delhi, Oct 18 : The government Saturday approved upgrading of the Chandikhole-Dubari-Talcher section of the national highway in Odisha under the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP) phase three at a total outlay of Rs.1,476.56 crore.

    Centre asks Odisha to clarify on Posco mining project
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 : The union mines ministry has sought further clarifications from Odisha on the mining project of South Korean steel major Posco in the state, a senior state official said here Saturday.

    Odisha to recruit 50,000 new employees
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 : The Odisha government Saturday decided to recruit 50,000 new employees for its various departments in the current financial year, an official statement said.

    Government laxity behind Odisha illegal mining: CEC
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 : The Supreme Court-appointed CEC, which submitted its final report on illegal mining in Odisha to the court Friday, has indicted the state for its laxity in governance, leading to violation of acts, rules and guidelines.

    Cyclone Hudhud: Centre to give assistance to Andhra, Odisha for ...
    New Delhi, Oct. 17 : The Centre on Friday announced that it would provide special assistance to the cyclone-hit states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for the restoration of Government tourist facilities after the two states suffered extensive damage in the storm.

    Jammu and Kashmir rehabilitation needs rational approach, proactive ...
    By Jaibans Singh, New Delhi, Oct.17 : India has had a bad year insofar as natural disasters are concerned. The situation of floods and inundation of most parts of the Kashmir Valley, was followed by floods in Assam and Meghalaya in late September. Cyclone Hudhud that struck the coastal areas of ...

    Special help to AP, Odisha for restoration of tourist facilities
    New Delhi, Oct 17 : Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik has announced a special financial package for the restoration and reconstruction of the affected government tourist facilities in the cyclone-hit states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, an official statement said Friday.

    Odisha CM pushes for international flights
    Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday urged Union Civil Aviation Minister A. Gajapathi Raju to take an early decision to begin international flights from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.

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