Bhubaneswar, April 21 : Three-time Odisha chief minister and former Assam governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, said family sources.
Bhubaneswar, April 20 : A searing heat wave on Monday continued to torture Odisha as day temperatures went past the 40-degree mark in 13 towns and cities of the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 20 : A court in Odisha on Monday sentenced three people up to five years in jail for their involvement in the multi-crore chit-fund scam. The court also slapped them with heavy fines.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 : The Odisha assembly speaker has constituted a protocol committee, in line with such a committee in Lok Sabha, to review the discourteous behaviour displayed by government officers towards legislators in the state, an official said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 : The Odisha government on Saturday issued orders for the lease extension of 26 mines under the new Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015.
Bhubaneswar, April 17 : Hundreds of people on Friday ransacked the Delang railway station in Odisha's Puri district and set fire to one bogey of the Puri-Barbil Express, said police.
Bhubaneswar, April 17 : A neem tree whose wood is to be used for carving an idol of Lord Balabhadra was identified near Goddess Sarala shrine in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, chief of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Mohapatra said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday batted for net neutrality across India.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : The Odisha government on Thursday filed a review petition with the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking reconsideration of the hike in power tariff for the agricultural sector.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : The Maoists have released five of the 11 people they abducted on April 13 in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : India on Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, from a base in Odisha, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, April 15 : Former BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra on Wednesday landed in jail for allegedly wielding a sword during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in Odisha on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, April 15 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress on Wednesday opposed the Central government's move for disinvestment in the profit-making venture National Aluminium Company (NALCO) in Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, April 14 : A village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar has turned into a pilgrimage spot with thousands of devotees thronging there to have a glimpse of the daru (neem tree) to be used for making Lord Sudarshan's idol.
Bhubaneswar, April 14 : Seven tribals, including a village head and a former block chairperson, were abducted by Maoists in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, April 13 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the central government to construct a coastal highway connecting its Ganjam district to Digha in West Bengal for efficient rescue and relief operation during cyclones.
Bhubaneswar, April 13 : Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak on Monday said a committee probing the death of three pregnant women at a state-run hospital would submit its report by Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, April 13 : Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela, will be the next Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court, a notification from Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, April 12 : The Odisha government has decided to constitute a state-level purchase committee to procure pulses as the indefinite strike by the Federation of All Odisha Traders Association (FAOTA) continued for the fourth day on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, April 12 : After a week-long search of daru (logs) for Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, the Banajaga team has identified in a village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswarn the holy wood (Neem tree) to carve the idol of Lord Sudarshan.
Bhubaneswar, April 11 : Three women died in Odisha's Sambalpur district five hours after surgery was conducted on them in a state-run medical college and hospital, said an official on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, April 11 : A tribal man allegedly sold his two-month-old infant to a woman in Odisha's Malkangiri district for Rs.1,000 to eke out a living and provide medicines to his ailing wife.
Bhubaneswar, April 9 : A mob in a village in Odisha killed four people and burnt their vehicles after they were found to be smuggling cannabis, police said.
Bhubaneswar, April 7 : The State Level Task Force (SLTF) meeting on mining on Tuesday decided to form a sub-committee to fix capping on production of iron ore for 2015-16 in Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, April 6 : The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a special leave petition seeking to summon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the Talabira II coal block allocation case, the petitioner's lawyer said here.
Bhubaneswar, April 6 : While alleging a secret deal between the Biju Janata Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress party on Monday urged the BJD to not support the proposed land acquisition (amendment) bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Bhubaneswar, April 5 : The Odisha government has decided to relocate the villagers living in the core areas of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary in Kendrapada district, an official said here on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, April 4 : The Odisha government on Saturday claimed that the state has around 60 tigers and rubbished the tiger census figures prepared by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
Bhubaneswar, April 4 : In what may prove to be a boon for the mining sector in Odisha, an inter-departmental committee on Saturday recommended that the Odisha government extend the lease period of 26 mines.
Bhubaneswar, April 3 : A state Congress student leader was jailed on Friday for allegedly being involved in an incident of throwing eggs at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's convoy on February 19.
By Chinmaya Dehuri, Bhubaneswar, April 3 : The Odisha government may have successfully contained the Maoist mlitants in some pockets of the state but the government is yet to plug the cannabis cultivation which, police believe, is a major source of funding for the ultras.
Bhubaneswar, April 3 : The Odisha government has urged the defence ministry to advise Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for development of an airstrip at Jeypore in Koraput district for commercial operations, said an official on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Apr 2 : The audience was enthralled by the performance of top Bollywood singers like Sukhwinder Singh, Benny Dayal and Kanika Kapoor with DJ Chetas and DJ Kiran Kamath at Buzz 365 Entertainments managed MTV Bollyland here at Janata Maidan recently
Bhubaneswar, April 2 : The Odisha government is all set to launch Biju Atma Nijukti Yojana, a scheme named after former chief minister Biju Patnaik, to provide loans and subsidy to the people of the state for self employment.
Rourkela (Odisha), Apr. 1 : Dedicating the 4.5 MT expansion of the Rourkela Steel Plant to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon states to work together with the Centre to pave the way for prosperity of future generations.
Bhubaneswar, April 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the upgrade of the existing Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela to a super-speciality hospital-cum-medical college.
Rourkela (Odisha), Apr. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday visit Rourkela in Odisha to inaugurate the second modernization project of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).
By Chinmaya Dehury, Bhubaneswar, April 1 : Even 17 months after getting the tag of an international airport, commercial operations are yet to begin at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.
Bhubaneswar, April 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the expanded and modernized unit of SAIL's Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).
Bhubaneswar, April 1 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a scheme here to provide subsidised food to the urban poor in five cities, an official said.
New Delhi, Apr 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished the people of Odisha on the occasion of 'Utkala Dibasa'.
Bhubaneswar, March 31 : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the Odisha government for failing to regulate private clinical establishments (CEs) and allowing them to violate various norms, a report said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, March 31 : The Bidyut Upabhokta Mahasangh (Power Consumers' Federation) held a 12-hour shutdown across the state, demanding rollback of power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).
Bhubaneswar, Mar. 31 : Hundreds of teachers took out a massive rally in Bhubaneswar demanding regularisation of teachers in Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, March 30 : The Odisha government has decided to prepare an action plan to increase the turnover of the Odisha Small Industries Corporation (OSIC) to Rs.1,000 crore in the next two years.
Bhubaneswar, March 30 : The mining operations at Odisha's Talcher coalfields were hit on Monday as supporters of the ruling BJD staged protests against Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd. (MCL) for refusing to support a subsidised meal scheme, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, March 30 : The Odisha government announced on Monday it would file a review petition before the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking a rollback in the proposed hike of power tariff for the agriculture sector.
Bhubaneswar, March 29 : The Banajaga Yatra, the beginning of the Nabakalebara ritual to make new idols of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, began in Puri on Sunday with the launch of the search for the sacred wood for the idols.
Bhubaneswar, March 29 : After the ruling BJD expressed its dissatisfaction over central PSUs backing out from the Aahar scheme, the Odisha unit of BJP on Sunday hit out at the former, stating that the PSUs' corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds were not meant for election expenditure.
Bhubaneswar, March 28 : The State Planning Board of Odisha has met only once in the last 11 years while no proposal for state budget preparation was approved in the meeting.
Bhubaneswar, March 28 : The Odisha High Court has ordered an interim stay on the formation of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC).
Malkangiri (Odisha), Mar. 28 : Two active members of a Maoist outfit surrendered before police in Odisha's Malkangiri.
Bhubaneswar, March 27 : Intensifying their protest against the power tariff hike in the state, the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday staged a dharna (sit-in) in front of Raj Bhavan here.
Bhubaneswar, March 26 : The Odisha government plans to bring in a policy which would encourage people to harness and utilise renewable energy on their rooftops and in backyards, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 26 : The impasse in the Odisha assembly over the power tariff hike continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday as the opposition Congress and BJP reiterated their demand for rolling back the hike.
New Delhi, Mar 25 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested a man from Odisha, who was wanted for raping a woman and posting the video on WhatsApp, reports said.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : The Odisha assembly on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes over the power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on March 24.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : Mideast Integrated Steel Limited (Mesco Steel), the flagship company of Mesco Group, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with South Korean steel maker Posco to use finex technology at its Kalinganagar plant in Odisha, an official said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha government to conduct a fresh inquiry by the Crime Branch into the alleged involvement of an BJD lawmaker in molesting and abducting a woman in November 2013.
By Jatindra Dash, Puri (Odisha), March 25 : A monk in Odisha has launched a campaign to save the state's native cow breeds that are on the brink of extinction.