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597 cases against non-banking financial entities in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 29 : The Odisha government has filed 597 cases against illegal non-banking financial entities for cheating people under various false promises of higher returns while 799 people have been arrested so far, said an official on Saturday.

Heat wave continues in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 28 : Heat wave continued in Odisha with eight places recording above 40 degree Celsius on Saturday.

Odisha to build 19,000 km road, 9 lakh rural houses in 3 years
Bhubaneswar, May 28 : The Odisha government has set a target to construct around 19,000 km road under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and nine lakh rural housing units under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in coming three years, it was announced on Saturday.

Odisha to implement 'no helmet-no fuel' initiative to ensure road ...
Bhubaneswar, May 27 : The Odisha government on Friday asked police to take up the "no helmet-no fuel" initiative as a public movement and ensure its implementation in petrol outlets across the state as a road safety measure.

Pradhan asks Odisha to speed work for Lord Jagannath coin
Bhubaneswar, May 26 : Following delay in release of a commemorative coin on Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebara festival, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday asked the Odisha government to speed up furnishing designs and photos of the deity to the central government for the purpose.

Odisha to auction seven mines by August this year
Bhubaneswar, May 26 : The Odisha government would auction seven of its mines by August this year, said Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick on Tuesday.

Barabati stadium to regain Test status within 2-3 months: OCA
Bhubaneswar, May 23 : Barabati stadium in Cuttack would get back Test status to host the longest format of cricket within two-three months, said Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Asirbad Behera on Monday.

Heat wave returns to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 22 : With impact of cyclone Roanu over, the heat wave returned to Odisha with nine places recording temperature above 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

PM Modi reviews drought and water scarcity situation at high level ...
New Delhi, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Odisha.

PM Modi holds meeting with Odisha CM on drought situation
New Delhi, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Odisha with state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Modi-Naveen meet, Odisha gets funds to fight drought
New Delhi, May 21 : The government on Saturday released Rs.600 crore more to Odisha after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik discussed the drought and water scarcity in parts of the state.

Odisha to implement language law by August 15: CM
Bhubaneswar, May 21 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said his government will implement the Odisha Official Languages Act, 1954, by August 15.

PM Modi to meet Odisha CM to discuss drought situation
New Delhi, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold a high level meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss drought situation in the state.

No power cuts in Odisha till June 30: Minister
Bhubaneswar, May 21 : The Odisha government on Friday announced that there would be no power cuts till June 30 to bringing much needed relief for people from the heat wave in the state.

Rain lashes Odisha with 'Roanu' moving closer
Bhubaneswar, May 20 : Several parts of Odisha experienced heavy rainfall with the cyclonic storm 'Roanu' formed over Bay of Bengal moving closer towards the state on Friday.

Odisha joint working group calls for setting up locomotive workshop
Bhubaneswar, May 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to consider a joint working group recommendation and set up an Electric Locomotive Periodic Overhaul (POH) workshop in Kalahandi district.

Odisha and Andhra still not off Cyclone Roanu's path
New Delhi, May 20 : Even as Indian naval ships rushed to Sri Lanka on Friday with relief material for the cyclone-hit nation, Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for heavy rainfall after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued cyclone warnings for both states, according ...

Cyclone Roanu follows Indian east coast and deposits heavy rain
Kolkata, May 19 : Heavy rainfall warning has been sounded in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Thursday as cyclone Roanu is seen hugging the east coast of India with chances of moving towards Bangladesh and/or Myanmar, according to media reports.

Cyclone Roanu puts Odisha on alert
Bhubaneswar, May 19 : The Odisha government on Thursday directed the administration to stay alert to meet any eventuality with cyclonic storm 'Roanu' likely to cross the coastal areas in the next two days.

Odisha's port sector hangs in balance
Bhubaneswar, May 19 : The Odisha government had proposed to develop 13 ports along its 480-km-long coastline. But except for the Dhamra and Gopalpur ports, no substantial development has taken place over the past several years and its desire to become a maritime trade hub has met with several ...

Odisha CM urges PM Modi to direct ASI to take up repair of Jagamohana
New Delhi, May 19 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday talked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to direct the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to take up the repair and restoration of Jagamohana, the prayer hall of the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri at the earliest.

Number of tigers estimated at 40 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 18 : The number of tigers in Odisha has been estimated at 40, said a report on Wednesday.

Thundershowers to hit Odisha by Thursday afternoon
Bhubaneswar, May 18 : Odisha is likely to experience thundershowers due to a deep depression over Bay of Bengal by Thursday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

Modi assures Odisha CM on temple repair
Bhubaneswar, May 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on necessary instructions for the repair of Jagamohan prayer hall structure at the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri.

Delhi man booked on charge of duping Odisha woman
Gurgaon, May 17 : A 24-year-old woman IT professional hailing from Odisha was duped of nearly Rs.7 lakh by a Delhi-based 'friend' who has since been booked in the case, Gurgaon Police said on Tuesday.

Odisha opposition blames government for legislative disruptions
Bhubaneswar, May 17 : A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik blamed the opposition for stalling the assembly proceedings, the Congress and BJP on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for "choking the voice of opposition".

Free higher education for orphan students in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday approved a 'green passage scheme' to provide higher education to orphan students free of charge.

Naveen Patnaik has disappointed Odia people, says Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi, May 17 : Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that although Odisha has potential to contribute towards nation building but the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has disappointed the people of the state by not fulfilling the ...

Odisha: 'Disrupted' Budget session ends four days ahead of schedule
Bhubaneshwar, May 17 : The second phase of the Budget session of Odisha Assembly ended yesterday four days ahead of schedule closure date of May 20, as after 11 days of continuous disruption in the State Assembly, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the House sine die, since no business could be ...

Budget session of Odisha assembly adjourned sine die
Bhubaneswar, May 16 : The budget session of Odisha Assembly was adjourned sine die on Monday, four days ahead of schedule, with both the ruling BJD and the opposition blaming each other for stalling house proceedings.

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