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After tribal's walk with wife's body, Odisha launches hearse scheme
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : After a tribal man's 10-km walk with his wife's body on his shoulder drew widespread flak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched "Mahaprayan" scheme to help the bereaved transport the bodies of their kin from hospitals to their residences .

Odisha orders probe after man walks 10 km with wife's body
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : The Kalahandi district administration of Odisha on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the shocking incident of a tribal man taking his wife's body home on his shoulder after hospital authorities denied him a mortuary van or an ambulance.

Uma convenes meeting of Chhattisgarh, Odisha CM over Mahanadi water ...
New Delhi, Aug 24 : Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday that she has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to sort out Mahanadi water dispute at the earliest.

Odisha seeks funds for National Institute of New Energy and ...
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allocate fund for the early construction of the National Institute of New Energy and Innovation at Bhubaneswar.

Odisha aims 1000 start-ups in next five years
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday approved a new Start-up Policy 2016 targeting to set up 1,000 start-ups in next five years.

Odisha to hold special assembly session to ratify GST Bill
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to convene a special session of the assembly on September 1 to ratify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which was passed by Parliament earlier this month.

11-year-old football prodigy from Odisha slum, heads for Bayern ...
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 : Defying all odds, an 11-year-old football prodigy from an impoverished area of Bhubaneswar has been selected to train at Germany's most iconic club Bayern Munich, as an academy player for two months.

Odisha seeks PM's intervention in NTPC's Chhattisgarh project
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to address the concerns of the Odisha villages which will be affected by NTPC's project at Lara in Chhattisgarh.

Centre sanctions Rs 236 cr to Odisha for forestry
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 : The Centre on Monday sanctioned Rs 236 crore to the Odisha government under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

Odisha to take action to protect doctors, says Minister
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 : After government doctors threatened mass resignations, the Odisha government on Sunday said it was taking strong action against those involved in attacks on doctors in the state.

Odisha urges WTI to prepare wildlife management plan
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : The Odisha government on Saturday urged the Wildlife Trust of India to prepare a Comprehensive Wildlife Management Plan for the state within 15 months.

Odisha requests Centre for more clarity on Mahanadi water dispute
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : The Odisha government on Saturday requested the Centre for more clarity where Inter-State River Water Management issues are concerned. Odisha claimed it was not informed about the techno-economic clearance to the Kelo Major Irrigation Project of Chhattisgarh.

Manoj Sinha to visit Odisha today to attend BJP's Tiranga Yatra
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 20 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Railways and Communications Manoj Sinha will visit Odisha today to attend Bharatiya Janata Party's Tiranga Yatra and review the performance of the railways.

Odisha Health Department seeks protection of doctors from ...
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 : With growing incidents of attacks on doctors, the Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha government on Friday sought protection for doctors and other staff working in the various health facilities throughout the state.

Odisha asks banks to open branches in Panchayats, speed up Aadhar ...
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 : The Odisha government on Friday asked banks to open new branches in every Panchayat and complete Aadhar seeding to allow direct transfer of government benefits to people.

Flood threat: Odisha Govt. sounds high alert in Mayurbhanj, Balsore ...
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 19 : The Odisha Government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balsore districts of the state as water level of Subarnarekha river has been rising at an alarming rate.

BJD, BJP, Congress lock horns on Mahanadi water issue
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 : Politics over the Mahanadi water dispute refused to die down in Odisha with three major political parties locking horns in a bid to gain mileage on the issue.

Complaint against 3 MPs for insulting national flag in Pakistan
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 : A complaint was filed on Thursday with the Odisha police against three Members of Parliament (MPs) for insulting the national flag while they took part this week in the Saarc Young Parliamentarians Conference in Pakistan.

Odisha to source raw material to Vedanta from Kodingamali bauxite ...
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 : The Odisha government is planning to provide raw material linkage to Vedanta Alumina from Kodingamali bauxite reserves in Koraput district.

Odisha fishermen advised not to venture into sea
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 : Fishermen in Odisha have been asked not to venture into the sea by the weather department that has warned of rough to very rough seas.

Incessant rain lashes several parts of Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 17 : Incessant rain unleashed many parts of coastal, north and south Odisha as a well marked low pressure over North Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood intensified into a depression.

Odisha CM to meet investors in Bengaluru
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will meet investors at the 'Invest Odisha' meet in Bengaluru on August 26, an official said here on Tuesday.

Congress observes Odisha shutdown over Mahanadi river dispute
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : Normal life came to a grinding halt in many parts of Odisha as the Congress party on Tuesday observed statewide dawn-to-dusk shutdown over Mahanadi water dispute.

Officer helps Odisha minister to put on shoes
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : A video showing a personal security officer helping Odisha minister Jogendra Behera to put on his shoes has gone viral on social media, drawing flak from people.

Congress calls for Odisha shutdown over Mahanadi river water sharing ...
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : Holding the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in the state and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Chhattisgarh responsible for the dispute over the sharing of waters of the Mahanadi River, the Congress on Tuesday called for a 12-hour state-wide shutdown to protest ...

Independence Day celebrated in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 : The Independence Day was celebrated with much patriotic fervour in Odisha on Monday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here.

Security beefed up in Odisha for Independence Day
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 : Elaborate security arrangements have been made across Odisha for the 70th Independence Day celebrations, police said on Sunday.

Odisha criticised for exempting vigilance from RTI purview
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 : RTI activists on Sunday criticised the Odisha government for exempting the Vigilance Department from the purview of Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005.

Odisha Official Language act gets cabinet nod
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 : After bringing an ordinance for implementing the Odisha Official Language Act, 2016, the Odisha government on Friday approved the rules for implementing the Act in the state.

Congress calls for Odisha shutdown on Mahanadi water issue
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 : The Odisha state Congress on Friday called for a statewide shutdown on August 16 to protest construction of barrages and dams on Mahanadi river in its upper catchment area by the Chhattisgarh government.

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