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Odisha to develop action plan for eradicating child labour

Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 : In order to eradicate child labour from the state, the Odisha government has decided to develop a Common Action Plan for prevention of child labour activities at various institutions and places in the state.


Odisha CM urges Modi to clear ITIR project

Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant approval to the proposed IT Investment Region (ITIR) in the state capital Bhubaneswar.


Odisha announces Rs.1 crore for Olympic gold medallists

Bhubaneswar, Oct 29 : The Odisha government Wednesday announced a Rs.1 crore award for sportspersons from the state for winning gold medals in the Olympics, World Championships and the Asian Games.


Vedanta to get mines in 3-4 months: Agrawal

Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 : Anil Agrawal, founder and executive chairman of London-listed Vedanta Resources, Tuesday said the Odisha government has assured him that bauxite mines will be provided within three to four months to feed its one-million-tonne refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district.


Wanted Odisha tribal leader surrenders

Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 : Nachika Linga, a tribal leader in Odisha wanted for more than 40 crimes including murder and rioting surrendered in the state's Koraput district Tuesday, police said.


Odisha convicts 503 public servants for graft

Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said a total of 503 public servants have been convicted and 137 dismissed from service in the state for corruption during the past five years.


CBI arrests three in Odisha chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 : The CBI Sunday arrested three people in Odisha in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.


By-election loss sparks conflicts in BJP, Congress

Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 : The defeat in the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election has triggered intra-party conflicts in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in Odisha.


Chit fund scam: CBI interrogates BJD MP, two ex-MLAs

Bhubnaeswar, Oct 26 : The CBI Sunday interrogated BJD MP Ramachandra Hansda and two former legislators in Odisha for their alleged complicity in the multi-crore chit fund scam.


Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 : Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said Friday.


Odisha BJP leader suspended for social media comments

Bhubaneswar, Oct 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday suspended one of its senior leaders in Odisha for making "anti-party" statements on social media.


Dengue cases soar to 4,379 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 : The number of people infected with dengue in Odisha so far this year has risen to 4,379, with 200 more cases reported in last two days, an official said here Wednesday.


Odisha expects record rice output

Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 : Rice production in Odisha may climb to 97 million tonnes, an all time high in the state in the 2014-15 financial year owing to good rainfall, an official said here Wednesday.


Odisha to conduct DGPS survey of mines

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 : The Odisha government will conduct DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) survey in 148 iron ore and manganese mines to check illegal mining operations outside the leasehold areas.


Odisha's 57-MT iron ore output cap in 2014-15

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 : Despite mineral-based industries crying for ore-linkage to run their plants, the Odisha government Tuesday fixed a cap of 57 million tonnes on iron ore production during 2014-15.


Sound & Light shows at three Odisha heritage sites

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 : The Odisha government Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the the India Tourism Development Corporation for Sound and Light shows at three heritage sites in the state.


Odisha by-poll: BJP to report government machinery misuse

Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 : The Odisha BJP Monday decided to constitute a six-member committee to inquire into the use of government machinery in ensuring the victory of BJD candidate Pratysha Rajeswari Singh in the Kandhamal parliamentary by-election.


High Court rejects bail plea of BJD MLA in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 : The Odisha High Court Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former government chief whip and Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore chit fund scam being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the state.


Rahul Gandhi visits Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday visited the cyclone-hit areas of Odisha and interacted with people, assuring them that his party will help them to get back to normal life.


Thank you, says Odisha CM after poll win

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : After Biju Janata Dal candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection Sunday, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday thanked the people for the win.


BJD wins Odisha Lok Sabha byelection

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Sunday won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection in Odisha by a margin of nearly three lakh votes, officials said.


BJD wins Odisha Lok Sabha byelection

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Sunday won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection in Odisha by a margin of nearly three lakh votes, officials said.


Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha Monday

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit Odisha Monday. He will undertake an aerial survey of the areas affected by cyclone 'Hudhud' and meet some of the victims.


BJD leads in Odisha Lok Sabha by-election

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Sunday took early lead in by-election to the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat.


Centre asks Odisha to clarify on Posco mining project

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 : The union mines ministry has sought further clarifications from Odisha on the mining project of South Korean steel major Posco in the state, a senior state official said here Saturday.


Fine companies that mined illegally in Odisha: SC panel

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 : A Supreme Court appointed committee inquiring into the illegal mining in Odisha, has recommended recovering 70 percent of the notional value of the iron ore and manganese produced by leases in violation of the law.


Odisha to recruit 50,000 new employees

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 : The Odisha government Saturday decided to recruit 50,000 new employees for its various departments in the current financial year, an official statement said.


Government laxity behind Odisha illegal mining: CEC

Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 : The Supreme Court-appointed CEC, which submitted its final report on illegal mining in Odisha to the court Friday, has indicted the state for its laxity in governance, leading to violation of acts, rules and guidelines.


Odisha CM pushes for international flights

Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday urged Union Civil Aviation Minister A. Gajapathi Raju to take an early decision to begin international flights from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.


Odisha seeks Rs.500 crore for relief work

Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction interim assistance of Rs.500 crore for relief and restoration work following the damage caused in the state by cyclone Hudhud.


Cyclone Hudhud: one lakh houses damaged in Odisha, restoration work on in full swing

Bhubaneswar, Oct.14 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that nearly one lakh houses have been damaged in the state due to Hudhud, along with roads and culverts. Meanwhile, the death toll in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 21.


245 babies born on cyclone day in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 : As many as 245 babies were born in Odisha districts the day these were hit by the cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', authorities said Tuesday.


MeT expects normal weather, moderate rainfall in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct. 13 : Bhubaneswar MeT Department Director S.C. Sahu said Monday the weather is now expected to normalise and added that some internal pockets might still receive rainfall as Cyclone Hudhud continues to recede.


Odisha help for cyclone-hit Andhra

Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 : The Odisha government has extended a helping hand to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh which bore the brunt of cyclone "Hudhud", an official said here Monday.


48,000 houses damaged in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 : Around 48,000 houses, 24 transformers and 600 electric poles have been damaged while hundreds of trees have been uprooted due to cyclone Hudhud that hit Odisha, a state government report said Monday.


Cyclone Hudhud: 67,752 people evacuated so far in Odisha, says Patnaik

Bhubaneshwar, Oct.12 : Asserting that the administration was closely monitoring the situation and bracing for the aftereffects of Cyclone Hudhud in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that an estimated 67,752 people have been evacuated so far from various districts and brought to safe locations.


Odisha, Andhra Pradesh brace for Cyclone Hudhud

Bhubaneshwar, Oct.12 : Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for South Odisha districts when the Cyclone Hudhud lashes Odisha after it makes its landfall near Vishakhapatnam along Andhra Pradesh coast around noon.


Cyclone Hudhud: Met Department predicts heavy rainfall in south Odisha

Bhubaneshwar, Oct.12 : The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for South Odisha districts on Sunday when Cyclone Hudhud hits Odisha after it makes its landfall near Vishakhapatnam along Andhra Pradesh coast this afternoon.


Three die in Odisha as heavy downpour continues

Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 : Three people were killed in Odisha as heavy downpour, triggered by cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', continued to lash the state Sunday, officials said. The heavy rainfall also inundated many areas in the state.


Heavy rainfall starts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 : Strong wind and heavy rainfall started Sunday in southern Odisha districts leading to disruption in power supply with severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' nearing its coast.


Authorities begin evacuation in Odisha as Cyclone Hudhud gains speed

Bhubaneshwar, Oct. 11 : The authorities in Odisha have started evacuating people to safer places as Cyclone Hudhud, which is expected to have a landfall on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, has started gaining speed.


Setback for Odisha's tourism sector as cyclone approaches

Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 : Even though the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' in Odisha would be of lesser intensity, the state's tourism sector has taken a hit with many tourists cancelling their bookings.


Odisha government starts evacuation of people

Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 : With the cyclonic storm Hudhud intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm, the Odisha government Friday asked eight district collectors of south Odisha to start evacuation of the vulnerable population to safe buildings and cyclone centres.


Artist call for peace in Kashmir through sand art

Puri, Odisha Oct. 10 : Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, on Friday called for peace in Jammu and Kashmir through his sculpture on Puri beach in Odisha.


Petroleum minister assures all help to Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 : Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Friday said the central government will provide all possible assistance to Odisha to meet the impeding cyclonic storm 'Hudhud'.


Collectors authorised to shut schools in Odisha ahead of cyclone

Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 : The Odisha government Thursday authorised the district collectors to close schools, if incessant rain continues in the state due to cyclonic storm "Hudhud".


Mumbai model again quizzed in Odisha chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 : The CBI Thursday again interrogated Mumbai-based model and TV serial producer Preeti Bhatia in connection with the Odisha chit fund scam.


Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Oct. 9 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today held a review meeting in the wake of the 'Cyclone Hudhud' alert issued for the state


Cyclone alert for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

Bhubaneshwar, Oct. 9 : The cyclonic storm Hudhud is getting closer to the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast leading to a cyclone warning for Andaman and Nicobar Islands and cyclone alert for north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts.


Odisha buckles in as cyclone approaches

Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 : Odisha is now focussing on its southern districts that are likely to bear the brunt of a fast approaching cyclonic storm.


Odisha to crack whip on potato hoarders

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 : With potato and onion prices in retail markets ruling high after people indulged in panic buying as cyclonic storm 'Hudud' brewed over the Bay of Bengal, the Odisha government Wednesday directed all district collectors to crack the whip on potato hoarders.


Cyclone heads to Andhra, Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 : An approaching cyclone will cross Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha coast by Sunday noon and preparations have been made to meet the situation, authorities said Wednesday.


Odisha cyclone threat: MeT Dept. says coastal areas may witness heavy rains

Bhubaneswar, Oct.8 : The director of Odisha's Meteorological Department, Sarat Chandra Sahu, on Wednesday said that although there is no immediate effect in the state vis-a-vis the cyclone threat but it might witness heavy rainfall activity in the coastal areas from October 10 onwards.


Two held over witchcraft murder in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 : Two people have been arrested for murdering a man in Odisha's Nuapada district after accusing him of practising witchcraft, police said Wednesday.


Odisha well-prepared to face cyclone: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 : Even as the met department predicted that a cyclone will hit areas between Kalingapatnam and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh Oct 12, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said the state was fully prepared to meet any eventuality arising out of the cyclonic storm.


Cyclonic storm heads to Andhra, Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 : A cyclonic storm will cross north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha coast by Sunday noon, authorities said Wednesday.


Odisha prepares for cyclone

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Wednesday the state is fully prepared to meet any eventuality arising out of a possible cyclonic storm.


Approaching cyclonic storm leads to panic buying in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 : People in Odisha are stocking essential items as a cyclonic storm which is developing over the Bay of Bengal is expected to hit northern Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha around Oct 12.


Bhubaneswar Dalit couple affected by AIDS boycotted

Bhubaneswar, Oct.7 : A young Dalit couple from Bhairabagarh village of Naxal-affected Rayagada District has been boycotted for being affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).


Odisha braces for likely cyclonic storm

Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 : Over half of Odisha has been put on high alert for a possible cyclonic storm, the authorities said Tuesday.


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