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.
New Delhi, June 24 : Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated on Friday a 45-day long skill upgradation training programme for Scheduled Caste handloom weavers belonging to Sohlela Block in Bargarh district of Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, June 24 : Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday inaugurated a 45-day-long skill upgradation training programme for Scheduled Caste handloom weavers in Bargarh district.
Bhubaneswar, June 24 : BJP leader and central minister Santosh Gangwar's vehicle was allegedly damaged on Friday by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers in Bargarh district of Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, June 23 : Ahead of panchayat elections in 2017, the Odisha government has approved a proposal to add 500 new panchayats in the state, a minister said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, June 23 : The Odisha government on Thursday said it will bring a new tourism policy to attract more tourists to the state and develop infrastructure at tourist destinations.
Bhubaneswar, June 23 : A friend, philosopher and guide, she's the motherly figure for the children of jail inmates in Odisha. Meet 42-year-old Niroja Laxmi Mohapatra, the guardian angel for these children who look up to her as they strive to carve their own niches in life.
Bhubaneswar, June 22 : The Odisha government is formulating a vision document 'Vision 2020-30' in line with sustainable development goals (SDG) set by United Nations and NITI Aayog, said an official on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 22 : Dalmia Bharat Group aimed at Rs 1,500 crore annual business as it launched two variants of cement in Odisha on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 21 : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved two projects with an investment of Rs 1,002 crore.
Bhubaneswar, June 21 : Thousands of people from all walks of life participated in International Yoga Day celebrations across Odisha on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 20 : The Odisha government on Monday announced it would bear all expenses of study and boarding of three meritorious poor students who recently cracked all India entrance examinations.
Bhubaneswar, June 20 : Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said 30 lakh free LPG connections would be provided to poor persons in Odisha under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
Bhubaneswar, June 19 : Odisha's film stars who are members of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will be shown the door if they are found to have been complicit in the chit fund scam, party Vice President Damodar Rout said on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, June 18 : The central government has given the nod for the development of Greenfield Electronic Park with an investment of Rs 205 crore in Odisha, said an official on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, June 18 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced cash incentives for districts for successful implementation of various welfare schemes in the state.
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : An Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) was launched here on Friday aiming to train eight lakh youth in the next three years.
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the formation of a six-member committee to judge the best practices adopted by collectors in their districts.
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : The southwest monsoon has finally set in over some parts of Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, June 17 : An integral part of tribal culture, 700 sacred groves in Odisha -- out of 2,100 identified by the state government -- will be conserved this year with the involvement of local communities, with the project to be completed by 2019, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, June 16 : Eyeing to achieve third position in the 'Ease of doing business Indices' among Indian states, the Odisha government on Thursday directed the departments concerned to carry out reform measures on a priority basis.
Bhubaneswar, June 15 : Odisha continued to reel under an intense heat wave while the coastal districts got some respite with the mercury dropping considerably, the Met Office said on Wednesday. However, the people experienced high humidity there.
Bhubaneswar, June 15 : The Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) is back here, this time with the theme of "Literature and democracy" to discuss several dimensions of the inter-connections between the two.
Bhubaneswar, June 15 : Certain people connected with the Odia film industry are under the scanner of the Odisha Police's Crime Branch probing the money trail of the Oscar Chit Fund company, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, June 14 : The Odisha government on Tuesday urged the central government to compensate it for central sales tax (CST) loss of Rs 2,908.82 crore for financial years 2012-13 to 2014-15.
Bhubaneswar, June 13 : The Odisha government has ordered 10 Chinese nationals working in the Adani Group-managed Dhamra Port Company Limited in Bhadrak district of the state to leave the country, a senior official said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, June 13 : Likening politicians using politics to amass wealth with rodents, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday said such "rats" wrecking the party in Odisha from inside need to be shown the door.
Bhubaneswar, June 12 : With the onset of monsoon delayed in Odisha, several parts of the state continued to experience blistering heat wave while high humidity made life miserable for people in the coastal districts on Sunday.
Berhampur, June 11 : : Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 100-bed Tata Steel funded Super Specialty Eye Care Hospital at Samarjhola village under Hinjilicut block of Ganjam district on Saturday in the august presence of Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal and T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India and SEA .
Bhubaneswar, June 11 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated a 100-bed super specialty eye care hospital in Ganjam district.
Bhubaneswar, June 11 : The BJP on Saturday demanded the arrest of film actor-turned-BJD leaders for alleged involvement with the Oscar chit fund company which has allegedly duped people of Rs 230 crore.
Bhubaneswar, June 10 : Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Friday said Paradip port's cargo handling capacity would be increased to 325 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2025.
Bhubaneswar, June 9 : As many as 100 new bridges and 75 drinking water projects were inaugurated across Odisha on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, June 8 : The Odisha government on Wednesday asked all departments to spend at least 25 per cent of allocated fund by the end of June this year.
Bhubaneswar, June 8 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted that the southwest monsoon may hit the Odisha coast by the end of June second week.
Bhubaneswar, June 7 : A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik claimed that his government has done exceedingly well, the BJP and the Congress on Tuesday hit out at the state government for failing to address the basic problems of the people.
Bhubaneswar, June 7 (ANI): The state-level launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, a scheme for providing free LPG connections to women from BPL households, will be held in Sambalpur on June 20.
Bhubaneswar, June 6 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his government believed in work and not propaganda.
Bhubaneswar, June 6 : It's an identity crisis of sorts for thousands of villagers along Odisha's border who are affected by the continuing territorial dispute between the state and its neighbours.
Bhubaneswar, June 5 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said zero tolerance should be shown to illegal trade in wildlife.
Bhubaneswar, June 4 : The National Highway Authorities of India (NHAI) and the Odisha government on Saturday fixed a timeline for development of 1,912 km national highway running through the state.
Bhubaneswar, June 4 : Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won gold medal in people's choice prize at world championship festival of sand sculpting Russe, 2016, Bulgaria for his sand sculpture "Drugs Kill Sports".
Bhubaneswar, June 4 : The Odisha government will formulate a state-specific start-up policy by June-end, Industry minister Debi Prasad Mishra said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (ANI): Heavy pre-monsoon showers in Odisha on Friday caused heavy water-logging in some areas.
Bhubaneswar, June 3 : Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders Prasanna Acharya, Bishnu Das and N. Bhaskar Rao were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, June 2 : The Odisha government on Thursday opposed the hike in cess and surcharge by the union government, contending that it denied the states their rightful share in the tax devolution.