Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 : The Odisha government on Saturday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for promotion of new high yielding stress tolerant and climate resilient paddy.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated a state police-citizen portal, enabling tech-savvy people to send their complaints online to the authorities.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 : Barapitha, a tribal hamlet on the outskirts of Odisha's capital, has become the first solar village of the state, a statement issued here on Friday said.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 : Biochemical engineer Prabhas Samal, who was abducted by the Islamic State militant group in Libya last month, reached Odisha on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 : Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) launched its 'Jansampark Padyatra' - march for mass contact - on Friday to sensitise people about its various developmental initiatives in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday distributed digitised ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) that would benefit 3.26 crore people.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 : Despite slowdown in the global steel and mineral markets, Odisha achieved 25.43 percent growth in revenue generation both from tax and non-tax sources by September against the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 : Software exports from Odisha clocked Rs.2,564 crore in 2014-15, registering an 11 percent growth against the last corresponding fiscal, the government said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 : The Odisha government on Thursday asked banks to set an agenda to meet the target under the "Start-up India, Stand up India" campaign.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 : Around 1.70 lakh truckers from Odisha on Thursday joined the nationwide indefinite strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) demanding scrapping of the present toll system.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 : Odisha on Wednesday increased the electricity duty rate by 1 percent for the industry to obtain additional revenue of about Rs.250 crore annually.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 : The Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved the state food and procurement policy for kharif marketing season (KMS) 2015-16 that targets to procure 30 lakh tonnes of paddy in kharif and rabi seasons.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 : To achieve self sufficiency in egg and meat production, the Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved a poultry policy which aims to ensure daily production of one crore eggs and one lakh metric tonne of poultry meat annually by 2020.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 29 : The Congress' Odisha unit on Tuesday said it would launch a 'Bijli satyagraha' against the BJD-led state government for resorting to power cuts even in the monsoon season.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 29 : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved seven big investment proposals worth Rs.41,900 crore including foreign direct investment (FDI) by a Japanese company.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 : Nearly a month-and-a-half after going on strike, the agitating schoolteachers in 2,209 block grant high schools across Odisha rejoined duty on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 : Gandhi Jayanti On October 2 is all set to witness a political contest amidst parties here, with the ruling BJD and its bete noire the Congress and the BJP preparing to hold simultaneous rallies across the state.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 : US-based cancer institute Mayo Clinic will set up a national-level cancer institution in Odisha for treatment of cancer patients, an official said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 : A colourful carnival with dancers from several states was organised in Odisha's capital city to mark World Tourism Day on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 : The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has issued a show cause notice to Aditya Aluminium, asking it why the plant should not be shut for not adhering to the pollution control measures, a board official said on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 : The Biju Patnaik international airport could be handling international flight operations in the near future with about 20 foreign carriers expressing their interest in starting operations here.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 : Odisha on Saturday urged the Centre to include its rich Buddhist heritage within the National Buddhist Circuit to boost the state's tourism potential.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 : The Odisha government on Saturday cleared four investment proposals worth Rs.1,542 crore.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 : Tremors measuring 3.2 and 2.8 on the Richter scale were felt in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Saturday morning, the meteorological department said here.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 : In order to increase tourist inflow, a unique Odisha 3D map showcasing significant tourist destinations of the state was unveiled on Friday at Biju Patnaik International Airport here.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 : A local court in Odisha on Friday awarded a five-year jail term and a Rs.50,000 fine to two managing directors of East Coast Mutual chit fund company for duping hundreds of depositors in Khurda district.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 : As many as 80 Maoist supporters and sympathisers surrendered to Odisha Police in Malkangiri district on Friday, while Maoists observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh to protest what they called a spate of fake surrenders.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued an interim order asking the NTPC, which is setting up a thermal power project in Odisha's Sundargarh district, not to violate environmental conditions and explosives rules relating to open blasting.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 : Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday assured ace sprinter Dutee Chand of full co-operation in her preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 : The ruling BJD in Odisha on Wednesday decided to propose to the central government that the birth centenary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik in 2016 be commemorated as a national day.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 : Odisha Biennale, an international festival of art and cross-cultural exchanges, slated to commence here in October, would witness an amalgamation of diversified cultures from across borders.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said his government will spend Rs.4,000 crore in the next five years and has set a target to create one lakh jobs in the information technology (IT) sector.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 : Aiming to tap the tourism potential of eastern India including the north east, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has urged the state governments to jointly market the region by creating a new circuit "Splendours of eastern India".
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 : Odisha on Monday set up three committees to study the origin of the delectable rosogolla and counter the claim of West Bengal which has already started the process to approach the central authorities for geographical indication (GI) over the syrupy sweet.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 : The Odisha government's decision to resort to power outages much before summer looks like a man-made crisis, given the government's failure to launch power projects and unregulated drawing of water by industries causing scarcity in reservoirs.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 : Four minors, including two girls, died after a mud wall collapsed on them in Odisha's Ganjam district on Monday, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 : At least nine persons were killed and 15 others injured when a mini-truck overturned in Odisha's Sundargarh district, police said on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced that his government would provide 50 more work days under MGNREGA to the labour force in the drought-affected areas of the state.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : The Odisha government on Saturday decided to form three committees which will counter West Bengal's claim as the birthplace of rosogolla.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : Three Maoist guerrillas were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Odisha on Saturday, police said.
New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Supreme Court on Friday slammed Odisha and Andhra Pradesh for their near inaction on improving the pathetic condition of migrant workers, who, it observed, were being treated like "dirt".
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 : Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday urged the Centre to send a team to assess first-hand the drought-like situation in different parts of Odisha.
New Delhi, Sep 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Odisha on the festival of Nuakhai - an agricultural festival observed mainly there.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 : The Odisha government on Wednesday said it was well prepared, and there was no panic-like situation yet, following the first dengue related death of the year in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO), a Navratna PSU, on Tuesday said that it has bagged Utkal D and Utkal E coal blocks in Odisha's Angul district, where the company's 4.6 lakh tonne aluminium smelter and 1,200 MW captive power plant are located.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to take action against the hospitals that allegedly did not admit a boy from Odisha suspected to be suffering from dengue, resulting in his death, a release said.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 : A drought situation was looming large in nine districts of Odisha, which is likely to affect farmers, state Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 : A school in Odisha has mourned the "death" of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prompting authorities to suspend the headmaster and order a probe on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 : The BJP's Odisha unit on Sunday accused the state government of favouring the power generating companies at the cost of pushing the four crore people of the state into darkness.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on Saturday advised students to choose and pursue their life's journey by being more innovative after attaining their degrees at the various IITs of the country.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Power cuts in Odisha are likely to continue till June 2016 due to shortage of water in various reservoirs in the state, Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das said here on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Power cuts in Odisha will continue till June 2016 due to shortage of water in various reservoirs in the state, Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked state party leaders to raise issues affecting the common man in Odisha as the Naveen Patnaik government had "failed to accelerate development in various sectors".
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : Even as the Odisha government talks about its commitment to the agriculture sector, it is witnessing a surprising trend in which large tracts of agricultural land have remained uncultivated for the past several years, a state government report says.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of creating roadblocks in governance, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at the government for its "anti-farmer policies", asking "where are the 'achhe din' for farmers."
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : Owning a vehicle would now cost more in Odisha as the state cabinet on Wednesday decided to amend the Odisha Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1975 making one-time vehicle registration tax higher than before.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : If people can't go to banks, the banks will come to them, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Wednesday while announcing that mobile banking would be introduced in all blocks of the state for the benefit of farmers.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : Aluminium giant Nalco has said it was ready to invest Rs.30,000 crore in Odisha, which recently unveiled a new industrial policy with an aim to attract investment of Rs.1.73 lakh core.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : The Odisha government on Tuesday said there was "no clinical negligence" committed at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post-Graduate Institute of Paediatrics at Cuttack in connection with the spurt of infant deaths in past several days.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 : The Odisha government on Monday said action would be taken after going through the inquiry report on the deaths of over 50 infants at the Sishu Bhawan hospital in Cuttack.