Bhubaneswar, June 29 : Despite the death of 231 elephants in the past three years in Odisha, their population in the state has increased to 1,954 this year from the 1,930 recorded in the 2012 census.
Bhubaneswar, June 28 : The Odisha government has urged the Centre to declare three industrial estates having food processing units as designated food parks to receive credit support from NABARD, said an official on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, June 27 : National flag carrier Air India will operate its international flight from Biju Patnaik Airport here by July, it was announced on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, June 27 : A First Information Report (F.I.R) was filed against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Vigilance Director K.B. Singh on Saturday for falsely implicating former DGP Prakash Mishra in a financial irregularities case.
Bhubaneswar, June 26 : Normal life was thrown out of gear in Odisha as the Congress on Friday called a shutdown protesting against the mismanagement of "Brahma Parivartan" rituals at the Jagannath temple in Puri.
Bhubaneswar, June 24 : The Odisha High Court on Wednesday served notice to the state government officials and Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) over the alleged mismanagement during the Brahma Parivartan rituals in Jagannath temple.
Haldia (West Bengal), June 24 : The union shipping ministry was planning to roll out standards for higher levels of bio-fuel usage, Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 24 : The Odisha Congress has called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Friday demanding action against the guilty and judicial probe into the Brahma Paribartan fiasco.
Haldia (West Bengal) June 24 : Union minister Nitin Gadkari had a narrow escape on Wednesday when a red carpet laid out for him flew up and got entangled in the rotor blades of his helicopter while it was landing in West Bengal's East Midnapore district.
Bhubaneswar, June 23 : The Odisha government has decided to revamp the state Planning Board and develop it as a 'Professional Think Tank'.
Bhubaneswar, June 23 : The Odisha government has decided to formulate a new advertisement policy for the electronic and print media, said an official on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 22 : A week after the 'Brahma Paribartan' fiasco at Shree Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked four ministers to camp in Puri and ensure smooth celebration of the 'Rath Yatra' (car festival) on July 18.
Bhubaneswar, June 22 : The Odisha government on Monday set a target to create additional employment for three lakh people and attract new investments to the tune of Rs.1.73 lakh crore by 2019-20 financial year in the industrial sector in the state.
Paradip, June 22 : The Coast Guard rescued six fishermen on board a vessel stranded at sea off Devi river near Odisha's Puri district, an officer said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, June 21 : After visiting the sites in Sambalpur for the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Odisha, the four-member central team on Sunday said it would submit the report to the human resource development mnistry by June 25.
Bhubaneswar, June 21 : Over 3,000 people braved sporadic rain to participate in a yoga session here to mark the International Yoga Day on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, June 20 : In a bid to check crimes against women in Odisha, the state government on Saturday approved a move to set up seven "Investigating Units for Crime Against Women" (IUCAWs).
Bhubaneswar, June 20 : Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief Suresh Mohapatra on Saturday said action would be taken against the temple servitors found guilty of creating disturbances resulting in a delay in the Brahma Paribartan ritual.
Bhubaneswar, June 19 : The alleged mismanagement of 'Brahma Paribartan' ceremony at Lord Jagannath's temple continued to rock state politics on Friday as the Congress and BJP blamed the Odisha government for the "fiasco".
Bhubaneswar, June 19 : The Odisha High Court on Friday quashed an FIR against former state police chief Prakash Mishra for alleged financial irregularities during his stint as the Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation (OSPHWC) head.
Bhubaneswar, June 18 : Union coal secretary Anil Swarup on Thursday said Odisha would get about Rs.45,000 crore in next 25-30 years from the ongoing coal auction process.
Bhubaneswar, June 18 : Former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang and his son Sishir Gamang on Thursday formally joined the BJP at the state party headquarters here in the presence of central ministers and Odisha leaders.
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : Odisha will empower tribal women through diary cooperatives so that they get opportunities to earn more, an official said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : The Odisha government on Wednesday decided to fix ceiling prices for mineral transportation in each mineral bearing district of the state. This would come into force from July 1, 2015, according to an official.
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : Mudslinging has erupted in Odisha among political parties, administration and temple servitors after inordinate delay in performing the secret "Brahma Parivartan" rituals in Puri's historic Jagannath temple.
Bhubaneswar, June 16 : A woman has been arrested here for killing her husband with a pestle after he came home drunk and quarrelled with her, police said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted people of Odisha on the occasion of Raja Parba.
Bhubaneswar, June 14 : The three-day Raja festival marking the start of rainy season began across the coastal state with fervour and gaiety on Sunday, with a slight drop in the temperature adding to the public enthusiasm over the celebrations.
New Delhi, June 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the people of Odisha on Raja Parba.
Bhubaneswar, June 14 : With livestock breeds indigenous to Odisha facing serious existential threats due to cross-breeding and adoption of foreign varieties, the state government has decided to identify and conserve the local species.
Bhubaneswar, June 13 : A day after clearing the decks for the induction of former chief minister Giridhar Gamang into the party's fold, the BJP's Odisha unit on Saturday met to chalk out the future roadmap for the party.
Kolkata, June 13 : State-owned Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) on Saturday said that it is in advanced stages of talks with Odisha government for signing an agreement to set up an ultra mega steel plant.
Bhubaneswar, June 13 : The south-west monsoon touched the Odisha coast ahead of its scheduled arrival, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, June 12 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the Centre to deploy one more CRPF battalion on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border to counter the movement of Maoists into the state.
Bhubaneswar, June 12 : Even though the union home ministry has cancelled the registration of 627 NGOs from Odisha for non-compliance with FCRA, certain blacklisted organisations said there were errors in the list as they are in no way authorised by their parent state authority to receive such contributions.
New Delhi, June 11 : State-run National Thermal Power Corp said on Thursday said that Odisha's Talcher town will become a power hub with NTPC planning around 3,000 MW of capacity addition there.
Bhubaneswar, June 11 : In a bid to attract international flight operators in Odisha, the state cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to exempt international air carriers from paying value added tax (VAT) on aviation turbine fuel (ATF).
Bhubaneswar, June 11 : The Odisha cabinet on Thursday allowed Jayshree Chemicals Limited (JCL) to transfer its leasehold rights over 107.41 acres in Ganjam district to Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited (ABCIL).
Bhubaneswar, June 10 : CPI leader D. Raja on Wednesday took a dig at the BJP-led central government and BJD-led Odisha government, alleging they had a tacit understanding to slow down the CBI probe into chit fund scam in the state.
Bhubaneswar, June 10 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the government is working to finalise a comprehensive policy to accelerate growth in the fisheries sector.
Bhubaneswar, June 9 : After a brief lull, blistering heat wave has returned in Odisha, raising the mercury above 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state, a weather official said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 9 : After banning Nestle India's Maggi noodles, the Odisha government on Tuesday decided to test all brands of instant noodles being sold across the state.
Bhubaneswar, June 8 : The Odisha government has set a target to provide quality and reliable power supply to all villages and hamlets by 2019.
Bhubaneswar, June 8 : Amid grim prediction that Odisha may receive less rainfall this monsoon, the state government on Monday asked district collectors to come out with contingency plans to tackle any possible drought-like situation.
Bhubaneswar, June 8 : The CBI on Monday arrested JMM chief Shibu Soren's relative here for his alleged involvement in horse-trading in 2012 Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand.
Bhubaneswar, June 7 : The Odisha government on Sunday proposed that the sub-group of NITI Ayog be given sufficient flexibility to states to modify the guidelines of central skill development schemes to suit local needs.
Bhubaneswar, June 6 : P.K. Iyer, vice chairman of the Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL), was arrested from a hotel here on Saturday in connection with an alleged loan fraud.
Bhubaneswar, June 5 : The Odisha government is taking steps to set up three special courts in Cuttack, Bolangir and Balasore districts to try cases of atrocities against SC and ST people.
Bhubaneswar, June 5 : The NHRC has ordered action against Odisha Police officials responsible for firing on villagers protesting against a liquor shop in Kendrapada district in March this year.
Bhubaneswar, June 4 : With Odisha's many mineral based industries facing bottlenecks, a delegation of the newly formed Indian Steel Association on Thursday urged the state government to solve the problems faced by the industry.
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, June 4 : The CBI, probing the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha, on Thursday raided six locations of Jana Mangala Agro Care in the state, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, June 4 : Odisha women who face physical, sexual and emotional violence, help is on the way.
Bhubaneswar, June 4 : Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela was on Thursday sworn-in as the chief justice of the Odisha High Court by Governor S.C. Jamir in Cuttack.
Bhubaneswar, June 3 : The Odisha government on Wednesday said it has sent samples of Maggi noodles to a laboratory in Pune for testing its lead content.
New Delhi, June 3 : One Hawk, Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Baharagora about 50 Km west of Kalaikunda airbase in Odisha on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 2 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed the rural development department to prepare a master plan within 45 days for the all-round development of seven mineral-rich districts in the state.
Bhubaneswar, June 2 : A total of 613 doctors in Odisha have been served notices for leaving their place of duty without authorisation for a long period, the government said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 1 : Temperatures across Odisha went down on Monday with many places recording below 40 degrees Celsius, even as the state government confirmed the death of 26 people due to sunstroke.
Bhubaneswar, June 1 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the officials to give top priority to simplifying regulatory mechanisms to make Odisha one of the easiest places for doing business, a statement said.
Bhubaneswar, May 31 : A conspiracy was being hatched to weaken Odisha's state-run Paradip Port and promote a private one in neighbouring Bhadrak district, the state's Excise Minister Damodar Rout alleged on Sunday.