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Maoist violence has come down in Odisha: CM
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the overall law and order situation in the state has remained by and large peaceful while the Maoist violence has come down. Read Full Story

Odisha asks discoms to bring down AT and C loss
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : The Odisha government on Thursday asked the power distribution utilities (discoms) to bring down the aggregate technical and commercial (AT and amp;C) losses to 30 per cent by March next year. Read Full Story

Cyclonic storm Vardah likely to spare Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 : The cyclonic storm formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to have least impact on Odisha as it is likely to move towards the Andhra Pradesh coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Shocked over removal of women's shawls, Odisha CM tells assembly
Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 : Expressing shock over the removal of black stoles/shawls of women by security men at a public event, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said a probe was on and authorities have been warned against repetition of such incidents in future. Read Full Story

Odisha assembly mourns Jayalalithaa, adjourned
Bhubaneswar, Dec 6 : The Odisha assembly adjourned for the day on Tuesday as a tribute to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night. Read Full Story

102 children died in Malkangiri district: Odisha Health Minister
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 : At least 102 children have died in Odisha's Malkangiri district due to Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome so far, Health Minister Pradip Amat said on Monday. Read Full Story

Opposition demands Odisha CM's apology
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 : The Odisha Assembly on Monday witnessed unruly scenes as the opposition demanded an apology from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for apparent disregard for women by the police at a rally on the previous day. Read Full Story

Konark Dance Festival leaves audience mesmerized
Konark (Odisha) [India], Dec. 5 : The five-day long Konark Dance Festival, which kick-started From December 1, has attracted renowned dance experts and lovers from all across the world. Read Full Story

Currency exchange racket busted in Odisha; Rs 1.42 cr seized
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 : Odisha Police on Sunday busted a currency exchange racket in scrapped notes with the seizure of over Rs 1.42 crore and arrest of eight persons in Sambalpur district. Read Full Story

42-foot-long whale carcass found on Odisha beach
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 : A 42-foot-long and 28-foot-wide carcass of a whale was found at Baidhara Pentha beach in Puri district of Odisha, said an official on Sunday. Read Full Story

Odisha moves SC on Mahanadi water dispute
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the state has sought an injuction from the Supreme Court against Chhattisgarh's "unilateral" constructions on the Mahanadi river. Read Full Story

Odisha to get Rs 70,000 cr revenue from coal block auction
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 : Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that Odisha will get Rs 70,000 crore as 12 coal blocks in the state have already been allocated. Read Full Story

Make in Odisha conclave attracts over Rs 2 lakh investment intent
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 : The Make in Odisha conclave, the state's biggest showpiece event, here has attracted over Rs two lakh crore investment intent in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Friday. Read Full Story

No plan to split Coal India, says minister
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 : Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that there is no plan to split Coal India Ltd. Read Full Story

Odisha to get Rs 70,000 cr revenue from coal blocks: Goyal
Bhubaneshwar, Dec 2 : Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that Odisha will get Rs 70,000 crore as 12 coal blocks in the state have already been allocated. Read Full Story

Make In Odisha conclave attracts Rs 2 lakh crore investment proposals: Patnaik
Bhubaneshwar, Dec 2 : The Make in Odisha conclave, the state's biggest showpiece event, here has attracted over Rs two lakh crore investment intent in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Friday. Read Full Story

Make in Odisha conclave attracts Rs 22,000 cr investment on day one
Bhubaneshwar, Dec 1 : The Make in Odisha conclave, the state's biggest showpiece event here, attracted over Rs 22,000 crore ($3.2 billion) new investments on its first day Thursday. Read Full Story

Aditya Birla Group to set up apparel manufacturing unit in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 1 : Aditya Birla Retail and Fashion Ltd (ABFRL) will set up an apparel manufacturing unit in Odisha with a capacity of 2.5 million pieces per annum, said a statement on Thursday. Read Full Story

People's hardships for for one or two quarters, says Jaitley
Bhubaneshwar, Dec 1 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the hardships faced by people over demonetisation will remain for one or two quarters but its effect on the economy will be seen in long term. Read Full Story

Jaitley to address Odisha's largest ever investors' meet today
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Thursday address a seminar on 'Indian Economy: The New Normal' at the largest ever investors' meet, which aims to showcase the state as a favoured investment destination for both metal and non-metal industries. Read Full Story

Make in Odisha conclave inaugurated
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 : The state's biggest investment summit "Make in Odisha Conclave" was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. Read Full Story

'Make in Odisha' proves damp squib
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 : Despite the hype, the 'Make in Odisha' initiative of the state government to woo both domestic and foreign investors has failed to show tangible results so far. Read Full Story

Tata Steel's Ferro-chrome plant inaugurated in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 : A 55,000 tonne per annum Ferro-chrome plant set up by Tata Steel in Ganjam district of Odisha was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Odisha seeks Chicago University expertise to improve energy efficiency
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 : The Odisha government has decided to seek technical expertise from the University of Chicago to improve energy efficiency and pollution control, said an official on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Odisha farmers in distress after demonetisation
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 : Demonetisation of high-denomination currency notes has badly hit agricultural activity across Odisha as cash is the primary mode of transaction in the sector, which provides employment and sustenance to more than 60 per cent of the state's workforce. Read Full Story

Stage set for Make in Odisha conclave
Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 : The stage is set for the three-day Make in Odisha conclave, which will begin here on Wednesday, with the state government expecting to attract large investments in various sectors, an official said. Read Full Story

Odisha to provide credit linkage of Rs 1,000 cr to women's SHGs
Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state government would increase the credit linkage for women's Self Help Groups (SHGs) to Rs 1,000 crore this year. Read Full Story

Vedanta lays foundation stone of Government Medical College in Kalahandi, Odisha
New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): Vedanta Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company, has partnered with the State Government of Odisha to set-up a Government Medical College in Bhangabari at Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi District. Read Full Story

Newly-wed Odisha woman killed as family fails to give new notes
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 : A newly-married woman was killed by her in-laws in Odisha's Ganjam district as her father failed to give dowry of Rs 1.70 lakh in new currency, the state police said on Monday. Read Full Story

Odisha sees protests at banks, schools closed
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 : As part of the nation-wide protest against fiscal chaos post-demonetisation, the opposition parties in Odisha on Monday took to streets, while the state ordered a shutdown of educational institutions. Read Full Story

Pradhan tells Odisha Govt. demonetisation no reason to shut educational institution
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Nov. 28 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday questioned the Government of Odisha as to why it had decided to close all government run schools and colleges citing demonetisation as an excuse. Read Full Story

Install card swipe machines in hospitals: Odisha government tells officials
Bhubaneswar, Nov 26 : The Odisha government on Saturday asked the district collectors to facilitate installing credit and debit card swipe machines in different health institutions for smooth transactions. Read Full Story

Amit Shah slams opposition for criticising demonetisation
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 : A day after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh criticised the Narendra Modi government for "the demonetisation mess", BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said those whose black money will be lost in the demonetisation move are pained. Read Full Story

Uproot BJD government for development, Amit Shah tells Odisha voters
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 : BJP President Amit Shah on Friday questioned the state BJD government's performance in the last 17 years and asked voters to uproot it for allegedly failing to fulfil even basic needs. Read Full Story

Odisha proposes a fisheries university
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 : The Odisha government has decided to set up a fisheries university to harness the fishing opportunities in the state, an official said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Odisha orders testing of soft drinks
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 : The Odisha government has asked district health officials to collect samples of soft drinks in the state after heavy metals were found in different soft drinks in other parts of the country, said an official on Thursday. Read Full Story

Odisha seeks small denomination notes for rural areas
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 : The Odisha government on Wednesday demanded more small denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 100 to ease the troubles of people in rural areas of the state. Read Full Story

Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 cr in crop insurance
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said 11.61 lakh farmers across the state will get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance for Kharif season of 2015. Read Full Story

72 women among 222 Maoist supporters surrender in Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov. 22 : As many as 222 Maoist supporters, including 77 women, on Tuesday surrendered before the Odisha Police in Malkangiri district. Read Full Story

Eight policies approved ahead of Make in Odisha conclave
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 : Ahead of the Make in Odisha conclave, the Odisha government on Tuesday approved eight policies in order to attract large investments to the state, an official said. Read Full Story

One arrested in Odisha with fake Rs 2,000 notes
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 : A youth was arrested in Odisha on charges of circulating counterfeits of newly released Rs 2,000 notes, said police on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Odisha seeks tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water issue
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 : The Odisha government on Monday filed a petition with the Union Water Resources Ministry for setting up a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. Read Full Story

Odisha CM urges Modi to help end Hirakud dam dispute with Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Nov 21 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday raised the Hirakud multi-purpose project in the Mahanadi basin with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his help in resolving the water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh. Read Full Story

Demonetisation crisis: Odisha CM asks PM Modi to exempt PAN Card provision for bank deposits
New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the effects of demonetisation in his state and sought exemption from submission of PAN card number for people belonging to the scheduled areas for bank deposits beyond Rs. 50,000. Read Full Story

India successfully test fires twin missiles
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 : India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Read Full Story

Small vendors unzip e-wallets in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 : At a time when the whole nation is facing cash crunch following the demonetisation of high denomination currency notes, the small vendors in the capital city of Odisha have adopted the smart ways of payment. Read Full Story

Odisha finalises action plan for turtle protection
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 : The Odisha government has finalised an action plan for protection and conservation of Olive Ridley turtles during the current nesting season, said an official on Saturday. Read Full Story

GPS tracking devices in mineral bearing trucks by December 28 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 : In order to streamline the mining activities in the state, the Odisha government on Saturday said Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking devices will be installed in the trucks carrying minerals by December 28 this year. Read Full Story

Odisha seeks PAN card exemption for tribals' deposits
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exempt people living in scheduled areas from furnishing PAN card numbers for depositing Rs 50,000 in banks. Read Full Story

32 children die of Encephalitis in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : At least 32 children have died of Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha, which occurs by consuming "bada chakunda" beans, experts said. Read Full Story

Odisha included in East Coast Economic Corridor
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : Odisha on its persistent demand has been included in East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC), which would cover approximately 1,700 km of coastline in the country, an official statement said here on Friday. Read Full Story

Naxals' diktat leaves Odisha villagers with no option but to flee for safety
Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov. 18 : At least 30 people have recently fled Dabuguda village of Odisha's Malkangiri district after Naxals, whose strength is dwindling after the September 24 encounter, issued a diktat that one member from each family will have to join their organisation. Read Full Story

Odisha to carry out development activities in 145 more mining-affected villages
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 : The Odisha government has included additional 145 mining-affected villages for carrying out developmental activities from funds available under the Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC), said an official on Thursday. Read Full Story

Odisha targets to double farmers' income in five years
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 : The Odisha government has set a target to double the income of state farmers in the next five years, an official said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Odisha CM seeks Modi's intervention on RBI decision
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and direct the Reserve Bank of India to review its decision not to allow District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) to accept demonetised currency notes. Read Full Story

Temples affected, tourist footfalls down in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 : The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by the Union government has affected the temples and tourist footfalls in Odisha. Read Full Story

Lack of rural banks hinders direct-transfer scheme in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 : Raghu Nishika has still not recovered from the severe drought that wiped out many hectares of crop during last years Kharif season in Odisha. The 65-year-old farmer has had to make several trips to a Gramya (rural) Bank to get the compensation announced by the state government. Read Full Story

Japanese Encephalitis under control: Odisha Health Minister
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 : Even as 93 children have succumbed to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri so far, Odisha Health Minister Pradip Amat on Tuesday said the deadly outbreak was under control. Read Full Story

Rumours of ban on Rs 10 coins trigger panic in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 : At a time when the Centre is trying to curb fake currency notes by demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes, a rumour has spread across Odisha that Rs 10 coins had been declared invalid by the Reserve Bank of India. Read Full Story

PM Modi to be briefed on Odisha Japanese encephalitis outbreak in Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) Nov. 14 : Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday visited Odisha's Malkangiri district to take stock of the situation, as more than 100 children have fallen victim to the deadly Japanese encephalitis virus. Read Full Story

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