Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 : As many as 393 elephants have died in the past five years in Odisha, Forests and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said on Tuesday. The minister did not elaborate how the pachyderms died.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 : The Odisha government has planned to implement roof-top solar projects across all major cities in the state, a minister said on Tuesday.
Kalahandi (Odisha) [India], Sept. 27 : After the shocking incident of Dana Majhi who carried his dead wife's body for 10 kms in Odisha's Kalahandi district, another tragic incident has surfaced in the state where daughters had to dismantle the roof of their home to collect wood for their mother's funeral.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has rapped the Odisha government for failing to achieve the objective of securing the state's coastline.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 : The Odisha government has failed to collect about Rs 2,754.20 crore in revenue from the industrial units operating in the state, the Odisha Finance Minister said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday rejected the central government's proposal to set up an expert committee to look into the Mahanadi water sharing dispute.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 : The death toll in the cracker factory explosion in Odisha's Nayagarh district increased to six on Saturday, with four persons succumbing to burn injuries.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 : The opposition Congress and BJP on Saturday demanded the constitution of a House committee to probe the case of Dana Majhi, who walked about 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders after he was allegedly denied a hearse in Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 : After two days of disturbance, the Odisha assembly on Friday discussed the Mahanadi water sharing issue and came down heavily on Chhattisgarh for its "unilateral" construction activities over the river.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 : The Odisha government has disputed the claim of Dana Majhi that he was denied a hearse or an ambulance to take his wife's body to his village in Kalahandi district.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Sept. 23 (ANI): About 52 thousand government primary and upper primary schools functioning under the School and Mass Education Department in Odisha have no teacher for each class and above 41 thousand schools have no room for each class.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 : The Odisha government has attracted about Rs 1.61 lakh crore investment in last two years, the state assembly was told on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 : With Odisha assembly proceedings disrupted for the second day, main opposition Congress on Thursday sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee citing constitutional breakdown in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 : Priyabrat Biswal lives in a small village in Odisha but this hasn't come in the way of his building up a veritable treasure trove of autographed images and letters from the Who's Who of the world -- 600 and counting.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 : The state government on Wednesday said the total prohibition of liquor demanded by several organisations in Odisha is "unrealistic" as consumption of liquor is a personal affair.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 : The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note on Wednesday with ruling BJD legislators raising slogans against the central government over the Mahanadi river water dispute.
Dhenkanal (Odisha) [India], Sept. 21 : At least six people died and 25 others injured after the bus carrying them came in contact with a high tension electric wire in Odisha's Dhenkanal district.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 : The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly is set to begin on a stormy note on Wednesday with the opposition parties -- the Congress and the BJP -- preparing to step up attack on the ruling BJD on the floor of the house.
Dhenkanal (Odisha), Sep 20 : At least six persons were electrocuted and over 20 injured when a bus came in contact with a live wire in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reiterated the demand for an immediate decision by the Centre on compensation for loss of states' share in the Central Sales Tax (CST) for 2013-14 to 2016-17.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 : India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the Barak-8 surface-to-air missile, jointly developed with Israel, from a defence test facility off the Odisha coast.
Jajpur (Odisha), Sept. 20 : Another sad incident has came to light after the Dana Majhi incident of Odisha, when the son of tribal woman named Pana Tirika had to carry her body in a trolley-rickshaw to their village Ankula, located four Kilometers away from Jajpur on Saturday after she died at Jajpur District Hospital.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Aravind Panagariya on Monday said India should focus on employment generation and education for the development of the country.
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 : Police on Monday arrested five Maoists, including a 'commander', who were in involved in the killing of a journalist, in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : The Odisha Police has sounded alert across the state in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Uri army camp in Jammu and amp; Kashmir that killed 17 soldiers.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 : The Odisha cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday empowered the state government to explore all possible options to protect the interests of the state on Mahanadi project dispute with Chhattisgarh, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 : The Odisha government is mulling to approach the Supreme Court for setting up of a tribunal under the law on inter-state water disputes to resolve the Mahanadi dispute with Chhattisgarh, an official statement said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 : The Odisha government has set up 13,500 MSME units generating employment for 42,190 persons by August this year, said an official on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 : The Aadhaar number will be treated as provident fund number for coal mine workers in the country, an official said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday appreciated the support provided by his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to Haj pilgrims from Odisha at the embarkation point in Kolkata.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said he would do everything he can to protect the interests of the state and its people on the Mahanadi water issue.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday discussed the Mahanadi water issue with several organisations including political parties.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : Three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislators, who were caught on camera while allegedly demanding money to facilitate industrial projects in their respective districts, have been questioned by Odisha Vigilance Directorate sleuths, an official said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 : The plan expenditure of the Odisha government during the current financial year has been around Rs 16,202 crore by August-end, which is 35 per cent of the budget estimate, an official said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 : The ruling BJD in Odisha staged a demonstration protesting against the Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh, while the state unit of the BJP countered it by observing 'Lajja Diwas' highlighting the government's failures.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 : It is the perfect feel-good story. Some young men in a remote Orissa hamlet, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, launch a campaign that results in their village becoming an open defecation-free zone. What's more, in the process, the number of lavatories in the village jumps from 46 to 260.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 : Odisha is set to lose over Rs 2,000 crore in 2016-17 due to deferment of value added tax (VAT) to Indian Oil Corporation's Paradip oil refinery.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 : As communal tension prevailed in three towns of Odisha during immersion processions of Lord Ganesha and another deity, the administration imposed section 144 of the CrPC in these areas.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Following the death of 19 persons in a bus accident, the Odisha government on Monday made speed governors mandatory for all passenger buses in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) on Monday announced a Rs 135 crore profit in the first quarter of 2016-17, against Rs174 crore in the same period of 2015-16.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that his government is well prepared for the tripartite meeting to be held on September 17 in Delhi on the Mahanadi river water dispute.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 : The Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) fact-finding team which visited Chhattisgarh to make an on-the-spot assessment of the projects constructed on the upstream of Mahanadi river, on Sunday submitted a report to BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Sunday announced i would step up opposition to the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : At a time the Odisha government rejected Andhra Pradesh's request to conduct a public hearing on the Polavaram project, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the Supreme Court has not debarred the central government from sanctioning funds for the project.
New Delhi, Sept 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed pain over the loss of lives in the bus accident in Angul district of Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : A day after a bus accident in Odisha's Angul district left 19 people dead, an official on Saturday said overloading and reckless driving led to the mishap.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : The Odisha government has set a target to scale up its exports to Rs 21,559 crore in the current financial year, said an official on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : At least 19 persons were killed and around 30 injured when a bus fell off a bridge in Odisha's Angul district on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : At least 16 persons were killed and 25 injured when a bus fell off a bridge in Odisha's Angul district on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : In Odisha people are getting killed in large numbers by what is perhaps the most unpredictable natural phenomenon -- lightning. In the last seven years lightning has killed 2,297 persons in the state, a figure which is much higher than the deaths caused by other natural calamities.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : A girl student was killed and 28 others were injured in a wall collapse at a private school in Odisha's Puri district, an official said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Centre would bear all expenses for the construction of the Polavaram project, the three major political parties of Odisha on Thursday entered into a mudslinging contest over the project.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 : The Odisha government on Wednesday urged the centre to call a tripartite meeting on September 17 to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute, an official said here.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : The Union government aims to increase LPG penetration to a minimum of 70 per cent in Odisha by December 2018, setting a target of increasing the customer base to more than 75 lakh, a senior IOCL officer said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of the agricultural festival Nuakhai.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of the agricultural festival Nuakhai Juhar.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 : Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday took a jibe at the Odisha government over the 'teacher on call' issue.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 : Fishermen in Odisha have been told not to venture into the sea after the Met department on Monday warned of heavy rainfall and strong gusty surface winds.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha)[India], Sept. 5 : Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to lash parts of Odisha due to a fresh cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbouring areas seems to be intensifying at the moment.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik named a road here after Saint Teresa, coinciding with her canonisation at the Vatican on Sunday.