Bhubaneswar, May 21 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked all his ministers to create a yearly work plan to implement the Biju Janata Dal's poll manifesto in next four years.
Bhubaneswar, May 20 : There would be no respite for Odisha citizens reeling under the scorching summer, with the mercury level reaching 44 degrees Celsius in some places of the state, as the intense heat conditions are likely to prevail for a week, the weather office said.
Bhubaneswar, May 20 : The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led central government and Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for failing to provide good governance in last one year.
Bhubaneswar, May 19 : The Odisha government has decided to spend Rs.50 crore annually to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in inaccessible areas of the state.
Bhubaneswar, May 19 : Launching a scathing attack on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Odisha unit of the BJP on Tuesday said the state government was suffering from 'multi-organ failure' for last one year.
Bhubaneswar, May 17 : Odisha's crime branch (CB) team on Sunday arrested the managing director of Vista Management Services Ltd. in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in the state.
Accra (Ghana), May 17 : The pollution control board of the Odisha has promised to share its experiences with West African countries that are planning to turn to coal-fired plants to increase electricity generation, Nihar Ranjan Sahoo, a senior environmental engineer with the board, said here.
Bhubaneswar, May 16 : With paddy procurement up by 21 percent during kharif 2014-15, Odisha has set a target of procuring 36 lakh tonnes of rice this year from the 30 lakh tonnes, an official said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, May 15 : The Odisha government on Friday decided to go for e-tendering to hire trucks for transporting minerals from various sources in the state.
Bhubaneswar, May 15 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a mobile application, "Mo Sathi", for the security and safety of women in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Bhubaneswar, May 14 : The Odisha High Court on Thursday allowed beer manufacturers to supply the beverage to the state-owned Odisha State Beverages Corporation (OSBC) at last year's prices.
Bhubaneswar, May 14 : A state government-undertaking of Odisha has been selected for an international award for its contribution in pisciculture development, an official said Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, May 13 : Odisha Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi on Wednesday said the state government has taken an in-principle decision to increase the number of seats in government colleges by 20 percent from the current academic session.
Bhubaneswar, May 13 : The Odisha government on Wednesday decided to take action against some health institutions in the state for their failure to provide proper facilities to poor patients under the health insurance schemes.
Bhubaneswar, May 12 : Mild tremors were felt around 12.35 p.m. in various parts of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Tuesday. This led to people rushing out of their homes and offices to safer places. The tremors were also felt in Ganjam, Kendrapada and Rourkela.
New Delhi, May 11 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has assured adequate allocation of fertilizer to Odisha for ensuing Kharif Season and inclusion of the state under National Food Security Mission to promote cultivation of sugarcane.
Bhubaneswar, May 11 : People in Odisha will not face load shedding during the peak evening hours this summer as the state has enough power to meet the demand, an official said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, May 11 : Odisha-born producer Jitendra Mishra on Monday said he will represent and promote ten meaningful Indian films during the 68th Cannes International Film Festival in France.
Bhubaneswar, May 10 : The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday decided to take on the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government by highlighting its shortcomings through the agitation path.
Bhubaneswar, May 9 : The Odisha BJP on Saturday launched 'Mahasampark Abhiyan' to meet the thousands of new party members.
Bhubaneswar, May 7 : Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of the state-run Coal India Ltd, on Thursday resumed operations at its key coalfields in Odisha that were shut a day ago following protests by locals, a company official said.
Bhubaneswar, May 7 : A state-level land allotment committee of Odisha government on Thursday considered for recommendation of land for a food park and steel equipment company in Khordha district.
Bhubaneswar, May 6 : The Odisha government expects to garner revenue of about Rs.700 crore from signing of lease deeds with 29 mining lease-holders, said an official on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 5 : Odisha will urge the central government to contain the prices of pulses, which have sky-rocketed in the past few days in the state, a minister said here on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 5 : The Odisha government on Tuesday asked the industries and mining lease holders to ensure proper coordination to resolve the issue of raw material for industries being set up in the state.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : The Odisha government on Monday opposed the Centre's plan to shift the jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Waltair Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to a new railway zone to be created in the state of Seemandhra.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : Odisha plans to go in for online marketing of milk and milk products prepared by the Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (OMFED), an official said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, May 3 : The Centre is actively promoting Odisha's Nabakalebar festival at the international level to popularise the culture of Lord Jagannath across the globe, union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : Apprehending revenue loss due to changes in Centre-state funds sharing pattern, the Odisha government has decided to enhance revenue collection to around Rs.32,000 crore during the 2015-16 fiscal, an official said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : The Odisha government has ordered reopening of three more closed iron ore mines under the amended Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2015, Steel and Mines minister Prafulla Mallick said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : In a leg-up for its MSME (micro, small and medium enterprise) products, the Odisha government is in talks with leading online retailers for marketing these internationally.
Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Odisha on Friday hiked to Rs.200 the minimum wages for daily labourers engaged in various industries and other construction activities in the state.
Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched 'Niramaya', a scheme under which 570 different medicines will be provided free in government hospitals.
Bhubaneswar, April 30 : The Odisha government has proposed setting up a fly ash park in Angul district to combat pollution in the highly polluted region and promote value addition in the fly ash sector.
Bhubaneswar, April 30 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced Rs.5 crore assistance to Nepal for the victims affected by the earthquake.
Bhubaneswar, April 29 : The Odisha government is all set to make installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and global positioning system (GPS) mandatory in passenger buses, Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Majhi said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, April 29 : The "daru" (neem tree) for making Lord Jagannath idol has been identified at a Odisha district, a Jagannath temple administration official said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, April 28 : The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday cleared several proposals, including the provision of special incentives to doctors appointed in remote and KBK areas in the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 28 : With many small and large mineral-based industries facing a shortage of iron ore, the Odisha cabinet on Tuesday approved the supply of 70 percent of the ore mined in the state to local industries.
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : Odisha plans to invest around Rs.1,000 crore in the next two years to improve the living standards vulnerable tribal groups in the state, officials said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : The opposition BJP on Monday asked the Odisha government to make its intentions clear about Posco's troubled $12 billion steel project before the company made its stand clear.
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The Odisha government has collected Rs.2,709.73 crore as excise revenue in the financial year 2014-15 as against Rs.2,286.04 crore in the period 2013-14, said an official of Excise department on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : Mild tremors were felt again on Sunday in various parts of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Puri (Odisha), Apr. 26 : Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a sand-art piece with the slogan, "help the earthquake victims", to raise awareness about the Nepal earthquake here on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, April 25 : The Odisha government on Saturday asked steel major Posco to make an outstanding payment of about Rs.54 crore towards land premium and Rs.18 crore towards net present value (NPV) for forest land diversion.
Bhubaneswar, April 25 : An Odisha government inter-departmental committee which met to extend the lease validity of 11 iron ore and manganese mines on Saturday found that the mines have no statutory clearances.
Bhubaneswar, April 25 : Mild tremors were felt in some parts of Odisha as a massive earthquake hit large parts of India and Nepal on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, April 24 : The sacred neem tree (Daru) to carve out the idol of goddess Subhadra has been identified in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, Suresh Mohapatra, chief of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, April 23 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said his government would distribute free medicines for all diseases, including cancer, at state-run health facilities soon.
By Chinmaya Dehuri, Bhubaneswar, April 23 : The Odisha government is planning to reserve at least 20 percent of the land for affordable housing, up from 10 per cent at present, according to a top official.
Bhubaneswar, April 22 : Thousands of people on Wednesday gave a tearful farewell to former Odisha chief minister J.B. Patnaik as his mortal remains were consigned to flames at Puri.
Bhubaneswar, April 22 : The Odisha government on Wednesday approved the inclusion of eight state-specific disasters under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to facilitate fund allocation to provide assistance to the victims of these calamities.
New Delhi, April 21 : Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Tuesday requested the Centre to set up a Tagore Cultural Complex, Odissi Dance Museum at Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre and also an International Museum at Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya in Puri.
New Delhi, Apr 21 : Tourism and Culture Minister of Odisha Ashok Chandra Panda met the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi on Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 21 : Odisha's Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Tuesday briefed union Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma about the tourism potential of the state and asked him to give it a boost by promoting its rich cultural heritage and improving connectivity.
Kolkata, April 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condoled the death of three-time Odisha chief minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, saying he was always "generous" in giving her time to meet during her initial career phase.
Malkangiri (Odisha), Apr. 21 : Three Maoists, one of them involved in the killing of a Congress party leader in 2013, have surrendered in Odisha's Malkangiri District.
New Delhi, Apr 21 : President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the death of former Odisha CM JB Patnaik.
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Apr. 21 : Former Odisha chief minister and senior Congress leader Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passed away in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, early on Tuesday morning. He was 89.
New Delhi, Apr 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the passing away of former Odisha chief minister JB Patnaik.