Bhubaneswar, July 25 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens in the state, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, July 24 : The Congress party on Sunday attacked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the "killing of innocent tribal people in the name of Maoists" in the state.
Bhubaneswar, July 23 : Odisha Vigilance Department sleuths on Saturday arrested IPS officer Joydeep Nayak, who had allegedly siphoned off Rs 88 lakh government funds from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, July 22 : Some unidentified men allegedly abducted a Kolkata-based businessman from Odisha's Jharsuguda district, said police on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, July 22 : The death of at least 20 children due to malnourishment in Nagada village in mineral-rich Jajpur district in the last four months may have exposed the development claims of the Odisha government.
Bhubaneswar, July 21 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday hit out at the BJP over the derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati saying that it shows its "anti-Dalit" stand.
Bhubaneswar, July 20 : As many as 4,794 cases of drunken driving have been detected in Odisha by May-end this year and driving licences of 3,276 persons suspended in this connection, an official said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, July 19 : Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday suspended nine temple servitors for unruly behaviour during 'Niladri Bije' rituals of the deities.
Bhubaneswar, July 18 : The Odisha government on Monday asked its departments to come up with their updated skill development action plans within 10 days to provide quality skill development training to 8 lakh youths within three years.
Bhubaneswar, July 17 : People in Odisha on Sunday celebrated 'Rasagola Dibasa' while the state government claimed to have found evidence about the origin of the syrupy sweet in the state.
Bhubaneswar, July 16 : Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste on Saturday charged the Odisha government with failing to control the dengue outbreak in various parts of the state.
Bhubaneswar, July 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday raised several issues at the Inter-State Council meeting in New Delhi, including the Polavaram project and construction of upper-catchment projects on Mahanadi river basin.
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Bhubaneswar, July 15 : The Odisha government on Friday said that electrification work has been completed in around 96 per cent of villages in the state.
Bhubaneswar, July 15 : Deadly dengue has continued to haunt the people in Odisha with 1,109 positive cases detected and death of two persons recorded so far.
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Centre as well as the Odisha Government on the incident after taking suo motu cognizance of the death of five innocent tribals in Kandhamal which took place last Friday.
Bhubaneswar, July 14 : Thousands of devotees on Thursday thronged the holy city of Puri to witness Bahuda Yatra, that marks the return of Lord Jagannath and his siblings from Gundicha temple to Srimandir.
Bhubaneswar, July 14 : Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Rameswar Oraon on Wednesday said that security personnel did not follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during the anti-Maoist operation which led to the death of six innocent tribals in Kandhamal district.
Bhubaneswar, July 13 : Aluminium major Nalco has secured Pottangi bauxite mines in Koraput district of Odisha, an official here said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, July 12 : Four women hockey players from Odisha have found place in the Indian squad for the Rio Olympics starting from August 5.
Bhubaneswar, July 12 : The number of dengue-infected persons in Odisha is increasing day by day with the number of affected persons reaching almost 800, said the state government on Tuesday but assured steps to tackle the situation were underway.
Kandhamal (Odisha), July 12 : The shutdown called by the opposition parties-the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress-in Odisha's Kandhamal district to protest against the killing of five tribals has been called off.
Bhubaneswar, July 11 : The outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha has triggered panic among people with the number of affected people reaching 654 in the state, and one person dying of the mosquito-borne disease.
Bhubaneswar, July 11 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday ordered an SIT probe into the killing of five tribals allegedly during an exchange of fire between security personnel and Maoists in the state's Kandhamal district.
Bhubaneswar, July 11 : Though the agriculture sector provides employment and sustenance to more than 60 percent of Odisha's total workforce, its share in the gross state domestic product (GSDP) continues to decline, say official reports.
Bhubaneswar, July 10 : Even as Odisha's tribal welfare minister on Sunday said he was unaware of the killing of five tribal villagers in Kandhamal district, the Congress and the BJP flayed the Navin Patnaik's government on the issue.
Bhubaneshwar, July 10 : Outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha, particularly in Cuttack and Keonjhar districts has led to panic among the people.
Bhubaneswar, July 9 : At least five people, including one child, were killed after getting caught in a crossfire between security personnel and Maoists in Kandhamal district of Odisha, a police officer said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, July 9 : The Odisha government has told district collectors to work with traders to rein in high prices of dals (pulses) which have not responded to a cut in value-added tax (VAT) to one percent, an official said on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, July 8 : The Odisha government on Friday said child marathon runner Budhia Singh was not missing and that he will return to state capital Bhubaneswar's SAI hostel in four days.
Bhubaneswar, July 8 : The Odisha government will introduce a land leasing legislation during the monsoon session of the state assembly to safeguard the interests of sharecroppers, Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray said on Friday.
Agartala, July 8 : A top Tripura Police official was on Friday suspended from service on charges of allegedly misappropriating Rs 88 lakh meant for training of tribal and scheduled caste students in Odisha, an official said here.
Bhubaneswar, July 7 : Muslims across Odisha celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour and gaiety on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, July 6 : The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings began on Wednesday amidst a congregation of lakhs of devotees in Puri.
Bhubaneswar, July 6 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase royalty on coal and release 60 per cent share of Clean Environment Cess to coal-bearing states.
Puri, July 5 : The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings starts here on Wednesday with the district administration expecting about 10 lakh people to take part in the nine-day chariot festival.
Bhubaneswar, July 4 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advise the Chhattisgarh government immediately to stop the unilateral construction of dams across Mahanadi river.
Bhubaneswar, July 4 : Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Monday completed the creation of 100 sand chariots on the Puri beach in Odisha ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra to set a new record.
Bhubaneswar, July 4 : The CBI on Monday arrested Odisha Congress youth wing president Rajat Choudhury and lawyer Debasish Panda in connection with the Artha Tatwa Group chit fund scam.
Bhubaneswar, July 4 : The BJP's Odisha unit here on Monday held a rally and staged a demonstration to demand strict action against those involved in the attack on a cavalcade of two Union minister in Bargarh on June 24.
Bhubaneswar, July 3 : The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Odisha Police's Crime Branch said it had on Sunday arrested an official, who was absconding after being accused of defrauding the state government by issuing a fake gazette notification and swindling public money.
Bhubaneswar, July 2 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced online certificate courses in Odia would be offered from next year for the benefit of Non-Resident Odias (NROs) globally and the students residing outside the state.
Bhubaneswar, July 2 : Normal life was paralysed on Saturday in eight KBK districts of Odisha by a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Congress party to push for "proper implementation" of the Forest Rights Act 2006.
Bhubaneswar, July 2 : The Odisha government on Saturday said that three lakh more beneficiaries would be included in the social security pension schemes that already cover 40 lakh people in the state.
Bhubaneswar, July 1 : For the third in two days, India on Friday test fired an Indo-Israeli medium range surface-to-air missile off Odisha's coast.
Bhubaneswar, June 30 : The Odisha government has decided to prepare a long-term integrated shoreline management plan for its entire 480 km coastline, making it the first state to initiate such a plan, said an official on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, June 30 : The central government on Thursday asked the Odisha government to expedite the process for mines auction, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, June 30 : Actor-turned-politician Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom has been arrested following 'casting couch' allegations against him, said a senior police official on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, June 30 : India on Thursday successfully test-fired a medium-range surface-to-air ballistic missile, developed jointly with Israel, off the coast of Odisha, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, June 30 : India on Thursday successfully test fired an Indo-Israeli Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile off the coast of Odisha, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, June 30 : India successfully test-fired an Indo-Israeli medium range surface-to-air missile off the coast of Odisha on Thursday, officials confirmed.
Bhubaneswar, June 29 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked officials to remain prepared to face flood-like situation in the state.
Bhubaneswar, June 29 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday expelled popular Odia cine actor Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom following 'casting couch' charge against him.
Bhubaneswar, June 29 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal on Wednesday staged a demonstration over "central neglect", while the Odisha unit of the BJP held rival rallies over an attack on two Union ministers last week.
Bhubaneswar, June 28 : The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday approved reducing Value Added Tax (VAT) on pulses from five percent to one percent for three months on an experimental basis.
Bhubaneswar, June 27 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a new scheme "Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana" to provide education loan at one per cent interest to students for pursuing higher studies.
Bhubaneswar, June 26 : Condemning the terrorist attack on a CRPF bus near Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir a day earlier, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said it is an act of frustration and assured the government will deal with such incidents strongly.
Bhubaneswar, June 26 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday condemned the attack on the vehicles of BJP leaders allegedly by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers in Odisha and dared the ruling party to target him.
Bhubaneswar, June 25 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider including his state's Cuttack, Sambalpur and Berhampur in the Smart City list.
Bhubaneswar, June 25 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take appropriate action against the persons involved in the attack on the convoy of two central ministers.