Bhubaneswar, March 26 : The Odisha government plans to bring in a policy which would encourage people to harness and utilise renewable energy on their rooftops and in backyards, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 26 : The impasse in the Odisha assembly over the power tariff hike continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday as the opposition Congress and BJP reiterated their demand for rolling back the hike.
New Delhi, Mar 25 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested a man from Odisha, who was wanted for raping a woman and posting the video on WhatsApp, reports said.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : The Odisha assembly on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes over the power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on March 24.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : Mideast Integrated Steel Limited (Mesco Steel), the flagship company of Mesco Group, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with South Korean steel maker Posco to use finex technology at its Kalinganagar plant in Odisha, an official said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, March 25 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha government to conduct a fresh inquiry by the Crime Branch into the alleged involvement of an BJD lawmaker in molesting and abducting a woman in November 2013.
By Jatindra Dash, Puri (Odisha), March 25 : A monk in Odisha has launched a campaign to save the state's native cow breeds that are on the brink of extinction.
Bhubaneswar, March 24 : The Odisha government will commence procurement of the potato crop in 11 districts of the state in view of distress sales of the tuber by farmers, Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, March 24 : The Odisha government will commence procurement of the potato crop in 11 districts of the state in view of distress sales of the tuber by farmers, Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma assured the state assembly on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, March 24 : While people are reeling under the scorching summer sun with the mercury already reaching 39 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Tuesday announced a hike in power tariff in the state.
Bhubaneswar, March 23 : Leaders of the ruling BJD in Odisha on Monday offered contradictory views over a monthly video conference by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with state chief secretaries.
Bhubaneswar, Mar. 21 : Security experts have stated that Maoist forces are raising money for arms and ammunition from illegal marijuana plantations.
Bhubaneswar, March 21 : The Centre would provide all assistance to the Nabakalebar festival in Odisha's Puri town and take several measures for its global branding and promotion, Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma said on Saturday.
New Delhi, March 20 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed Odisha's chief secretary to be present in court on April 10 for failure of the state in responding to the notice issued, and a fine subsequently imposed, in connection with the rape video case now being probed by the CBI on its directions.
Bhubaneswar, March 19 : The Paradip Port Trust in Odisha on Thursday said it handled a record cargo traffic of 68.05 million tonnes this financial year till March 18, surpassing the 68 million tonnes it handled during the last financial year.
Jaripada (Odisha), Mar. 19 : Six people were killed and around 12 were injured after being struck by a lightning in Jaripada village of Odisha's Khordha district.
Bhubaneswar, March 19 : A court in Odisha has sentenced six people to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Dalit woman in Bargarh district nearly six years ago, a lawyer said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 18 : Six people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after being struck by lightning in Odisha, said an official said.
Bhubaneswar, March 18 : The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Odisha's pilgrim town Puri on Wednesday approved an annual budget of Rs.239 crore for 2015-16 and announced the schedule for the "Nabakalebar" festival.
Bhubaneswar, March 18 : Pandemonium prevailed in Odisha assembly on Wednesday over the alleged violation of PESA Act for formation of Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC), even as tribals were observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in the steel city against the decision.
Bhubaneswar, March 17 : The Odisha government on Tuesday directed authorities of all schools in the state to hold classes only in the morning from next month as the mercury is set to rise in the next few days.
Bhubaneswar, March 17 : The Odisha unit of the Congress on Tuesday expressed solidarity with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who was summoned in the coal scam case, and demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik be probed by the CBI in connection with the scam.
Bhubaneswar, March 17 : Terming the Land Acquisition Bill introduced in parliament as anti-farmer and anti-poor, the CPI (M) on Tuesday staged a demonstration here demanding the immediate withdrawal of the bill.
Bhubaneswar, March 17 : Crime in Odisha is on the rise as 93,657 cases were registered in 2014 as compared to the 90,184 in 2013, according to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Bhubaneswar, March 16 : The Odisha government has issued notice to 24 engineering and management institutes for encroaching on government land and carrying out constructions, a minister said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, March 16 : The Odisha assembly on Monday witnessed a ruckus over the leak of a question paper that led to the cancellation of the written test for recruitment of police constables.
Bhubaneswar, March 16 : Two women Maoists, carrying cash rewards of Rs.4 lakh each, surrendered before police in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Monday, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, March 15 : The Odisha government on Sunday asked the Crime Branch to probe the leak of the question paper of the written test for the recruitment of constables in Odisha Police, said officials.
Bhubaneswar, March 15 : An Odisha government official has been suspended after an inmate in a state-run hostel, a student of Class 9, was found pregnant in Malkangiri district.
Bhubaneswar, March 14 : Odisha has opposed the central government's proposal for providing money to the beneficiaries instead of rice and wheat under the Public Distribution System (PDS), said an official on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, March 14 : The Odisha government has urged the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to accord approval to the proposals for an increase in the intake and introduction of new programmes of technical institutions.
Bhubaneswar, March 13 : The NHRC has directed the Odisha government to provide Rs.60 lakh compensation to the next of kin of 40 people who died after consuming contaminated medicinal preparations containing alcohol in February 2012.
Bhubaneswar, March 13 : The opposition Congress on Friday filed a breach of privilege notice against Odisha Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh for making false statements in the assembly.
Bhubaneswar, March 13 : A man was arrested for allegedly setting his pregnant wife on fire in a drunkern condition in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, March 13 : Thousands of endangered Olive Ridley turtles have in an annual ritual come ashore from the Bay of Bengal in Odisha to lay eggs, officials said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, March 12 : Dhamra port, a subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd., paid Rs.73.48 crore as revenue share of the port to the Odisha government on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 12 : The Odisha government has sought the assistance of corporate houses to roll out its affordable food scheme 'Aahar' for poor people from April 1, officials said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 12 : The INTACH has started listing and documenting a 484-km-long traditional route that was once used by thousands of pilgrims to visit the Jagannath temple in Odisha, a member of the organisation said here on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 11 : The Odisha government on Wednesday ordered an administrative probe into the alleged police firing on several people including women, protesting against a liquor shop in Kendrapara district on March 8.
Bhubaneswar, March 11 : After a special court summoned former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a coal block allocation case, the Congress and BJP on Wednesday expected that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's role would also be probed.
Bhubaneswar, March 10 : The Odisha Human Rights Commission has ordered a payment of Rs.310,000 as compensation to the bereaved parents of a minor girl who died in an accident in her school last year, a petitioner said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, March 10 : The BJP on Tuesday staged a demonstration here, urging the CBI to speed up its ongoing investigation into the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha.
Bhubaneswar, March 9 : Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal assured Odisha on Monday that the central government will make every effort to ensure adequate availability of coal for the state's power sector and other industries.
Bhubaneswar, March 9 : A professor of a state-run university in Odisha was arrested on Monday for allegedly attempting to rape a girl student, police said.
Bhubaneswar, March 9 : A doctor in Odisha has tested positive for swine flu, taking the number of those infected by the H1N1 virus to 22 in the state, an official said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, March 9 : At least six people were arrested for attacking policemen during an anti-liquor protest in Odisha's Kendrapara district, police said on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, March 8 : One Maoist was killed in a gunfight with security forces in a forested area of Odisha's Kalahandi district on Sunday, police said.
Bhubaneswar, March 7 : Nine armed Maoists surrendered in Odisha's Koraput district on Saturday, police said.
Bhubaneswar, March 6 : Odisha has initiated the process for upgrading the Jeypore airstrip in Koraput district into a full-fledged airport for commercial operations, official sources said on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, March 5 : Odisha was working on a mission to implement the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojona and all thatched houses will be converted to concrete ones by the end of 2019, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, March 5 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday accused the central government of neglecting his state and reducing its funds.
Bhubaneswar, March 4 : Three electricity distribution companies in Odisha managed by Reliance Infrastructure, whose licences were revoked by the state's power sector regulatory commission on Wednesday, have decided to move the tribunal for redressal.
Bhubaneswar, March 3 : The Odisha High Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Pravat Tripathy, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with the chit fund scam in the state.
Bhubaneswar, March 3 : The toll due to swine flu in Odisha has risen to five after a woman succumbed to the viral disease in the state, an official said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, March 2 : In order to provide an affordable meal in five urban areas of the state, the Odisha government is all set to introduce "Aahar" scheme from this April, an official said here on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, March 2 : Ahead of elections to the Sambalpur municipal corporation in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the Centre to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Sambalpur under relaxed guidelines.
Bhubaneswar, March 1 : Refuting allegations that Odisha would lose revenue following the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday that it would get about Rs.8,000 crore more funds per annum compared to the 13th commission allocations.
Bhubaneswar, March 1 : The swine flu toll in Odisha rose to four on Sunday with a 34-year-old woman succumbing to H1N1 virus at a hospital here, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday slammed the union budget, saying it disappointed and neglected his state.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Feb.28 : The first India-Nepal friendship motor rally was flagged off from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on Saturday.