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Odisha to provide meal for Rs.5 to urban poor
Bhubaneswar, March 2 : In order to provide an affordable meal in five urban areas of the state, the Odisha government is all set to introduce "Aahar" scheme from this April, an official said here on Monday.
Odisha government recommends setting up IIM in Sambalpur
Bhubaneswar, March 2 : Ahead of elections to the Sambalpur municipal corporation in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the Centre to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Sambalpur under relaxed guidelines.
Odisha to get more funds in Finance Commission: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, March 1 : Refuting allegations that Odisha would lose revenue following the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday that it would get about Rs.8,000 crore more funds per annum compared to the 13th commission allocations.
Swine flu toll in Odisha rises to four
Bhubaneswar, March 1 : The swine flu toll in Odisha rose to four on Sunday with a 34-year-old woman succumbing to H1N1 virus at a hospital here, an official said.
Budget disappointed Odisha: CM
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday slammed the union budget, saying it disappointed and neglected his state.
Nagaland, Odisha to get research institutes: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that institutions of science and educational research would be set up in Nagaland and Odisha.
Odisha government gets two more months over 18 mines' fate
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 : The Odisha government has been granted another two months by the Supreme Court to decide on the fate of 18 iron and manganese ore mines in the state whose leases are due for renewal, an official said.
Odisha CM wants more coal mines for non-regulated sectors
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cut the number of coal blocks reserved for the power sector and allot more mines for auction for the non-regulated sectors.
Rail budget: Parties react on expected lines in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 : Political parties in Odisha reacted on expected lines Thursday after the presentation of the railway budget for 2015-16 in parliament.
Odisha aims to restrict power loss
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 : In order to provide quality electricity, the Odisha government is planning to bring down Aggregated Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses to 37 percent by this March-end, an official said Thursday.
Odisha harbour gets approval for fish exports to EU
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 : Dhamara harbour in Odisha's Bhadrak district has been approved by a government inspection agency for export of fishery products to European countries, an official said Thursday.
Early warning, evacuations saved lives during Cyclone Hudhud: UN
By Arul Louis, United Nations, Feb 26 : A UN report says "timely and massive evacuation saved lives" during Cyclone Hudhud that slammed coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha last October, leaving only 41 dead in a disaster of that magnitude.
Court orders confiscation of Odisha's Rose Valley property
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 : A special court in Odisha Wednesday ordered the state government to confiscate property worth Rs 63.64 crore owned by the Rose Valley ponzi firm in the state.
4.6 mn to be tested for diabetes in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 : The Odisha government has decided to this year examine all people aged above 30 for diabetes in the state's 10 districts.
Odisha to scrap deals with Rio Tinto, Sesa Sterlite, Hindalco
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 : The Odisha government has decided to scrap joint venture agreements with global major Rio Tinto, Vedanta Group firm Sesa Sterlite and Aditya Birla Group-owned Hindalco Industries, an official said Wednesday.
Coal India to invest in Odisha power project
Kolkata, Feb 24 : Coal India Ltd (CIL) Tuesday said it is setting up two thermal power plants of 800 MW each at Sundergarh in Odisha through its subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), investing Rs.11,363.18 crore for the project.
Seven killed in Odisha road accident
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 : Seven people, including a newly married couple, were Tuesday killed and two injured in a road accident in Odisha's Sundargarh district, police said.
India-Nepal joint motor rally to promote friendship
Kathmandu, Feb 23 : A joint India-Nepal motor rally will be flagged off on February 27 from Puri in Odisha to promote connectivity, people-to-people contact, and spiritual and adventure tourism in both the countries, India's Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said here Monday.
BJP urges introduction of two new trains in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 : Ahead of the presentation of the railway budget in parliament Thursday, Odisha state BJP leaders Monday requested Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to introduce two new trains that will improve rail connectivity in Odisha.
Fly-ash mismanagement cause of pollution in Odisha
By Chinmaya Dehury, Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 : Coal-rich Odisha may have drawn huge investments in the electricity sector to emerge as a powerhouse of India but the state has been unsuccessful in utilising the fly ash produced in thermal power plants which has led to massive air and water pollution.
Swine flu claims third life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 : Swine flu claimed its third life in Odisha Sunday when a 42-year-old man died at a private hospital here, said an official.
Odisha minister linked to illegal mineral transportation: Congress
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 : The Odisha Congress Saturday alleged that Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick was involved in illegal transportation of minerals before joining politics in 1998.
Odisha announces packages for construction workers
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday announced various packages, including brick and cement houses and pension, for the state's construction workers.
Odisha: ACP, ASI suspended over CM's security breach
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 : An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) have been suspended over an incident of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's security breach, said twin city Police Commissioner R.P. Sharma Friday.
JSPL to expand Odisha steel plant by 2016-end
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 : Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) chairman Naveen Jindal Friday said the coal gasification steel plant in Odisha's Angul district would be expanded to six million tonnes per annum (mtpa) capacity by the end of 2016.
Seven Congress workers held for blocking Patnaik's cavalcade
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 : At least seven workers of the opposition Congress party were arrested in Bhubaneswar for blocking Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's cavalcade here, police said Friday.
Eggs thrown at Naveen Patnaik's carcade
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 : Eggs were hurled and black flags waved by a group of protestors at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's cavalcade here Thursday.
Odisha chit fund scam: CBI chargesheets MP, two ex-legislators
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 : The CBI Thursday filed a preliminary chargesheet against six people, including a BJD parliamentarian and two former legislators, at a special CBI court here for their alleged link to the Odisha chit fund scam.
Jaundice scare in Odisha capital city
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 : After triggering panic in Sambalpur and Cuttack cities, jaundice is spreading in the capital city of Odisha with about 40 policemen afflicted by the water-borne disease, said an official Thursday.
Commissionerate Police in Odisha to launch app for women
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 : Taking a cue from Delhi Police, the Commissionerate Police in Odisha's twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack is all set to launch a mobile application which will help the women in distress.