Bhubaneswar, May 31 : After less than five months of intra-state airline operations, the Odisha government on Tuesday decided to terminate the air service provided by Air Odisha Aviation Private Ltd.
Bhubaneswar, May 31 : While intense heat wave conditions prevailed in several parts of Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that some parts of the state may experience thundersquall accompanied with hail on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 31 : The NTPC should address the concerns of people in Odisha villages who will be adversely affected by its 1,600 MW project at Lara in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has told the central government.
Bhubaneswar, May 30 : The Odisha government has set an ambitious target of creating employment opportunities for four lakh youth by setting up 1.5 lakh small industries by 2018-19, officials said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, May 30 : Prasanna Acharya, Bishnu Das and N. Bhaskar Rao of Odisha's ruling BJD on Monday filed their nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls to be held on June 11.
Bhubaneswar, May 29 : Sahara India chief Subrata Roy on Sunday said it was unfortunate that he could not meet Sahara Pariwar members after authorities imposed restrictions at his meeting venue in Cuttack and the place was evacuated.
Bhubaneswar, May 29 : Apprehending trouble, authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions at Sahara India chief Subrata Roy's meeting venue in Cuttack and people were asked to vacate the place, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, May 29 : The Odisha government has filed 597 cases against illegal non-banking financial entities for cheating people under various false promises of higher returns while 799 people have been arrested so far, said an official on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, May 28 : Heat wave continued in Odisha with eight places recording above 40 degree Celsius on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, May 28 : The Odisha government has set a target to construct around 19,000 km road under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and nine lakh rural housing units under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in coming three years, it was announced on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, May 27 : The Odisha government on Friday asked police to take up the "no helmet-no fuel" initiative as a public movement and ensure its implementation in petrol outlets across the state as a road safety measure.
Bhubaneswar, May 27 : Odisha's ruling BJD will field party leaders Prasanna Acharya, Bishnu Charan Das and N Bhaskar Rao in the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, May 26 : Following delay in release of a commemorative coin on Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebara festival, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday asked the Odisha government to speed up furnishing designs and photos of the deity to the central government for the purpose.
Bhubaneswar, May 26 : The Congress on Thursday targeted the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, saying it is the "B team" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Bhubaneswar, May 26 : The Odisha government would auction seven of its mines by August this year, said Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May 25 : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan visited a plant run by entrepreneurialfirm Milk Mantra in Gop.
Bhubaneswar, May 22 : With impact of cyclone Roanu over, the heat wave returned to Odisha with nine places recording temperature above 40 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
New Delhi, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Odisha with state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Bhubaneswar, May 21 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said his government will implement the Odisha Official Languages Act, 1954, by August 15.
New Delhi, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold a high level meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss drought situation in the state.
Bhubaneswar, May 21 : The Odisha government on Friday announced that there would be no power cuts till June 30 to bringing much needed relief for people from the heat wave in the state.
Bhubaneswar, May 20 : Several parts of Odisha experienced heavy rainfall with the cyclonic storm 'Roanu' formed over Bay of Bengal moving closer towards the state on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, May 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to consider a joint working group recommendation and set up an Electric Locomotive Periodic Overhaul (POH) workshop in Kalahandi district.
Bhubaneswar, May 20 : Cyclonic storm "Roanu" formed over the Bay of Bengal will bring heavy to very heavy rains in Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
New Delhi, May 20 : Even as Indian naval ships rushed to Sri Lanka on Friday with relief material for the cyclone-hit nation, Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for heavy rainfall after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued cyclone warnings for both states, according to media reports.
Bhubaneswar, May 19 : The Odisha government on Thursday directed the administration to stay alert to meet any eventuality with cyclonic storm 'Roanu' likely to cross the coastal areas in the next two days.
Bhubaneswar, May 19 : The Odisha government had proposed to develop 13 ports along its 480-km-long coastline. But except for the Dhamra and Gopalpur ports, no substantial development has taken place over the past several years and its desire to become a maritime trade hub has met with several hurdles.
New Delhi, May 19 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday talked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to direct the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to take up the repair and restoration of Jagamohana, the prayer hall of the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri at the earliest.
Bhubaneswar, May 18 : The number of tigers in Odisha has been estimated at 40, said a report on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 18 : Odisha is likely to experience thundershowers due to a deep depression over Bay of Bengal by Thursday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on necessary instructions for the repair of Jagamohan prayer hall structure at the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri.
Bhubaneswar, May 17 : A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik blamed the opposition for stalling the assembly proceedings, the Congress and BJP on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for "choking the voice of opposition".
Bhubaneswar, May 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday approved a 'green passage scheme' to provide higher education to orphan students free of charge.
New Delhi, May 17 : Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that although Odisha has potential to contribute towards nation building but the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has disappointed the people of the state by not fulfilling the promises made.
Bhubaneswar, May 16 : The budget session of Odisha Assembly was adjourned sine die on Monday, four days ahead of schedule, with both the ruling BJD and the opposition blaming each other for stalling house proceedings.
Bhubaneswar, May 16 : Rain and thundershowers, coupled with gusty winds, are likely to hit some parts of Odisha on Tuesday under the impact of a low pressure area formed over Bay of Bengal, met officials said.
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, May 16 : The central government would send a delegation headed by culture secretary to inspect structural safety of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, said Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, May 15 : Heat wave conditions continued in Odisha on Sunday even as a low pressure has been formed over Bay of Bengal that would bring rainfall to the state, a met department official said.
Balasore, May 15 : India on Sunday test fired an indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from the launch complex of Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha's Bhadrak district.
Bhubaneswar, May 14 : Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged Commerce and Industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman to set up an industrial corridor in Odisha to create state-of-the-art infrastructure in the state to help realise its economic potential.
Bhubaneswar, May 14 : The south-west monsoon will hit the Odisha coast by June 8, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday said.
Bengaluru/ Kolkata, May 14 : In its bid to inspire bright young minds, Tata Steel in association with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar, an entity of Science and Technology Department of Government of Odisha, organized an exposure visit of 20 high school students of Odisha to the Satellite Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISAC) in Bengaluru.
Bargarh (Odisha), May.14 : The dairy farmers of Bargarh district yesterday spilled hundreds of litres of milk on the road in protest against the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED), which on Thursday had rejected over 20, 000 litres of milk procured from Bheden and Barpali area of the district.
Bhubaneswar, May.14 : The unrelenting heat wave, which has already claimed over 180 lives this year, continues to sweep across Odisha, with mercury touching as high as 44.2 degree Celsius in Talcher yesterday.
Bhubaneswar, May 13 : The Odisha assembly on Friday witnessed an unusual scene when opposition MLAs belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Tribes fell at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's feet and begged for the implementation of a reservation law.
Bhubaneswar, May 12 : The Odisha government on Thursday said South Korean firm Posco had temporarily put on hold its USD 12 billion greenfield steel plant project near Paradip.
Bhubaneswar, May 11 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday handed over a cheque for Rs.5 lakh to the widow of Raghu Nayak, who had caught Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse in 1948.
Bhubaneswar, May 11 : The Odisha government has earned Rs.4,794.72 crore from sea food exports in the last three years, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 9 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a 'Direct Benefit Transfer' scheme for the state's farmers.
Bhubaneswar/ Kolkata, May 8 : Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Sunday flagged off the exposure visit of the top twenty budding astronomers of the state to Satellite Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bengaluru in a function held at Naveen Niwas, Bhubaneswar.
Cuttack, May 8 : Supreme Court Chief Justice T.S. Thakur on Sunday once again raised the issue of shortage of judges and said the government cannot afford to deny the people their fundamental rights, which included access to justice.
Bhubaneswar, May 7 : Citing the "dictatorial attitude" of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the Odisha assembly, Congress legislators on Saturday appealed to Governor S.C. Jamir to recommend invoking of President's rule in the state.
Bhubaneswar, May. 7 : The impasse over the chit fund scam continued in the Odisha assembly with opposition Congress and Bharatiya JP demanding resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the issue.
Rourkela (Odisha), May 7 : The priest of the Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jharkhand's Khunti district was killed by some unknown assailants in Rourkela city of Odisha yesterday.
Bhubaneswar, May 6 : Rains in several parts of Odisha on Friday brought relief for people reeling under scorching sun since last couple of days, with the number of places recording temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius dipping to seven.
Bhubaneswar, May 6 : As many as 201 people have been caught for getting government jobs by producing fake caste certificates since 2010, said an Odisha minister on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, May 5 : Heat wave conditions continued to sweep several parts of Odisha with 12 places recording above 40 degree Celsius on Thursday, while authorities confirmed another two sunstroke deaths, taking the official toll to 16.
Bhubaneswar, May 5 : Passengers aboard Air Vistara's Delhi-Bhubaneswar flight had a narrow escape when a bird hit the aircraft before it landed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Thursday, officials said.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May. 5 : Vistara airline on Thursday assured that all passengers travelling by its Delhi-Bhubaneswar flight are safe, adding the aircraft is being inspected by their engineering team.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Wednesday that he had joined the social media platform Facebook.