Bhubaneswar, March 5 : Odisha was working on a mission to implement the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojona and all thatched houses will be converted to concrete ones by the end of 2019, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 5 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday accused the central government of neglecting his state and reducing its funds.
Bhubaneswar, March 4 : Three electricity distribution companies in Odisha managed by Reliance Infrastructure, whose licences were revoked by the state's power sector regulatory commission on Wednesday, have decided to move the tribunal for redressal.
Bhubaneswar, March 3 : The Odisha High Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Pravat Tripathy, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with the chit fund scam in the state.
Bhubaneswar, March 3 : The toll due to swine flu in Odisha has risen to five after a woman succumbed to the viral disease in the state, an official said on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday slammed the union budget, saying it disappointed and neglected his state.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Feb.28 : The first India-Nepal friendship motor rally was flagged off from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 : Odisha's State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) Saturday approved a Rs.101 crore investment proposal in the state, an official said.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 : The day-long shutdown called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to protest against the ban on the entry of its top leader Pravin Togadia hit normal life in Odisha's Kandhamal district Saturday, police said.
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.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 : The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for a 12-hour shutdown in Odisha's Kandhamal district Saturday to protest the ban on the entry of its top leader Pravin Togadia into the region, a leader said Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 : Authorities in Odisha's Kandhamal district Thursday banned the proposed entry of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia on apprehensions that it might disturb peace in the area.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 : Political parties in Odisha reacted on expected lines Thursday after the presentation of the railway budget for 2015-16 in parliament.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 : Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), a unit of the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Thursday said it has received international approval for producing ship building grades of steel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 : A Christian group Wednesday demanded a ban on the proposed visit of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia to Odisha's Kandhamal district later this month saying it might disturb the peace in the area.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 : A sweeper in a government-run hospital in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district carried out stitching on a woman, following her delivery after a doctor left the operation theatre.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 : Even though there is a marginal decrease in murder cases, crimes against women have gone up drastically in the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar twin cities in 2014, statistics of Police Commissionerate said Monday.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 : To deepen economic ties with the Indian Ocean Rim countries and emphasize on maritime security, India will hold a three-day international conference in Odisha, starting March 20.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 : Veteran Odia filmmaker, director and producer Nirad Narayan Mohapatra Thursday died at a private hospital in Mumbai, a family member said. He was 67.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 : As many as 7,009 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have started production in Odisha with an investment of Rs.669.44 crore during 2013-14, said the Odisha Economic Survey report for 2014-15.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 : At least six people were killed as an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling was hit by a truck in Odisha's Rayagada district on Tuesday, reports said.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged the Centre to increase allocation of fertilisers to the state to safeguard the interest of farming community.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 : Six people, including two children, died Tuesday when the autorickshaw they were travelling in was hit by a speeding truck in Odisha's Rayaganda district, police said.
Fakir Mohan Pradhan, Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management : In the night of February 12, 2014, some 15 armed cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) hacked a tribal, identified as Samuel Badra (50), to death in the tribal-dominated Pattamunda village under Pallahara Police Station limits of Angul District. Maoists left some posters at the incident site claiming he was punished for being a 'police informer'.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday described the annual budget presented for 2015-16 as progressive and pro-people while the opposition Congress and BJP said the budget deflects from development agenda.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 : The Odisha government Monday presented a Rs.84,487.77 crore budget for 2015-16 with focus on infrastructure growth, social welfare schemes and agriculture sector in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 : Though Odisha expects 8.78 percent growth rate in 2014-15 fiscal, the state stands fourth from the bottom in per capita income in all-India rankings, said the Economic Survey Report 2014-15 tabled Monday in the state assembly.
By Chinmaya Dehury, Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 : It has all the attractions including a 480-km coastline. But Odisha gets less than one percent of all the foreign tourists who visit India.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 : Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat Sunday questioned the findings of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) which exposed the irregularities and misdeeds of the state government in several audit reports.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 : Scores of young couples faced the wrath of some fringe outfits indulging in moral policing by protesting against the celebration of Valentine's Day Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 : The Orissa Coffee Growers' Association (OCGA) has urged the Odisha government to prepare a comprehensive spice development programme as there is enough potential for growing various spice crops in some pockets of the state.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 : Nearly 350 posts of doctors are lying vacant in three government-run medical colleges in the state, Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak told the Odisha assembly here Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 : Over a 100 teachers from schools across India will come together in Bhubaneswar from Feb 13 to Feb 15 to take part in professional development workshops that will teach them to enrich the curriculum.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 : The Odisha government has drawn flak from the CAG for not convening a meeting of the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) between Sep 2012 and March 2014 that resulted 11 proposals with an investment of Rs.59,491.64 crore being delayed.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the Odisha government for ineffective monitoring of R&R (rehabilitation & resettlement) activities, due to which displaced people had to suffer after losing their land to industries.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Thursday punctured the Odisha government's claim on providing relief to the affected people and taking up restoration work in time when cyclone Phailin hit the state in October 2013.