Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Aug. 26 : After a tribal man walked 10 kilometers carrying his wife's body on his shoulder on failing to get an ambulance, former National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Mamta Sharma said on Friday that asking money from the poor for transportation of bodies from government hospitals to the residence of the deceased is a shameful and inhuman act, and asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene in such cases.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : After a tribal man's 10-km walk with his wife's body on his shoulder drew widespread flak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched "Mahaprayan" scheme to help the bereaved transport the bodies of their kin from hospitals to their residences .
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : The Kalahandi district administration of Odisha on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the shocking incident of a tribal man taking his wife's body home on his shoulder after hospital authorities denied him a mortuary van or an ambulance.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 : Panic gripped people in several parts of Odisha, including state capital Bhubaneswar, as mild tremors were felt on Wednesday afternoon.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allocate fund for the early construction of the National Institute of New Energy and Innovation at Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday approved a new Start-up Policy 2016 targeting to set up 1,000 start-ups in next five years.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to convene a special session of the assembly on September 1 to ratify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which was passed by Parliament earlier this month.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to address the concerns of the Odisha villages which will be affected by NTPC's project at Lara in Chhattisgarh.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 : The Centre on Monday sanctioned Rs 236 crore to the Odisha government under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 : After government doctors threatened mass resignations, the Odisha government on Sunday said it was taking strong action against those involved in attacks on doctors in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : The Odisha government on Saturday urged the Wildlife Trust of India to prepare a Comprehensive Wildlife Management Plan for the state within 15 months.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : The Odisha government on Saturday requested the Centre for more clarity where Inter-State River Water Management issues are concerned. Odisha claimed it was not informed about the techno-economic clearance to the Kelo Major Irrigation Project of Chhattisgarh.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 : With growing incidents of attacks on doctors, the Health and Family Welfare Department of Odisha government on Friday sought protection for doctors and other staff working in the various health facilities throughout the state.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 : The Odisha government on Friday asked banks to open new branches in every Panchayat and complete Aadhar seeding to allow direct transfer of government benefits to people.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 19 : The Odisha Government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balsore districts of the state as water level of Subarnarekha river has been rising at an alarming rate.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 : Politics over the Mahanadi water dispute refused to die down in Odisha with three major political parties locking horns in a bid to gain mileage on the issue.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 : A complaint was filed on Thursday with the Odisha police against three Members of Parliament (MPs) for insulting the national flag while they took part this week in the Saarc Young Parliamentarians Conference in Pakistan.
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Aug 17 : Four Maoist guerrillas were killed in a gunfight with police in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, police said.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 : The Odisha government is planning to provide raw material linkage to Vedanta Alumina from Kodingamali bauxite reserves in Koraput district.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 : Fishermen in Odisha have been asked not to venture into the sea by the weather department that has warned of rough to very rough seas.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 17 : Incessant rain unleashed many parts of coastal, north and south Odisha as a well marked low pressure over North Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood intensified into a depression.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will meet investors at the 'Invest Odisha' meet in Bengaluru on August 26, an official said here on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : Normal life came to a grinding halt in many parts of Odisha as the Congress party on Tuesday observed statewide dawn-to-dusk shutdown over Mahanadi water dispute.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : A video showing a personal security officer helping Odisha minister Jogendra Behera to put on his shoes has gone viral on social media, drawing flak from people.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug 16 (ANI): In an endeavour to attract international flight operators, the Biju Patnaik International Airport will remain open round the clock from September 1.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 : The Independence Day was celebrated with much patriotic fervour in Odisha on Monday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 : Elaborate security arrangements have been made across Odisha for the 70th Independence Day celebrations, police said on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 : RTI activists on Sunday criticised the Odisha government for exempting the Vigilance Department from the purview of Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 : After bringing an ordinance for implementing the Odisha Official Language Act, 2016, the Odisha government on Friday approved the rules for implementing the Act in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 : The Odisha state Congress on Friday called for a statewide shutdown on August 16 to protest construction of barrages and dams on Mahanadi river in its upper catchment area by the Chhattisgarh government.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated 100 new warehouses and a programme that envisages distribution of mobile phones to 41,000 women farmers.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 : The Odisha government on Thursday asked the District Collectors to spend the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund judiciously for poor people in the mining-affected areas.
New Delhi, Aug 11 : Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan confirmed the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) at Cuttack, Koraput and Gajapati districts of Odhisha on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday interrogated the brother-in-law of Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma for his alleged involvement in the chit fund scam.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 : Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingh Mishra on Thursday criticised the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha for "its double standards" on the Mahanadi water issue.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 : The Odisha government on Wednesday proposed that the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) set up a medical college and hospital and a cement factory in Sundargarh district.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 : All political parties, save the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), in Odisha on Wednesday requested President Pranab Mukherjee to direct the Chhattisgarh government to stop construction on the upper catchment of the Mahanadi immediately.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 10 : Heavy downpour forecast was issued for Odisha after more than 12 hour-spell of incessant rain unleashed many parts of the state as a well marked low pressure over Northwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression yesterday.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 10 : As many as 1,051 missing children have been rescued by the Odisha Crime Branch during the first phase of Operation Muskan-2.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 : The development of Jharsuguda airport in Odisha will be completed by June 2018, an official said on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 : The Odisha government on Monday decided to relax the norms for issuance of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 : The Odisha cabinet on Monday approved setting up of the Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (OMECL) to tap virgin mining fields and streamline procedures for mineral exploration.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 : Odisha's capital city Bhubaneshwar is set to host the men's hockey World Cup in 2018 and the World League final in 2017 at Kalinga Stadium here.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 7 : Incessant downpour unleashed on parts of coastal Odisha on Sunday, after more than a 24-hour spell of heavy rainfall.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 : The Odisha government on Saturday asked the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to scale up production to meet the target of 8.64 million tonnes (mt) in the 2016-17 financial year.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 : Students of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) on Saturday resorted to a road blockade to protest the alleged molestation of a girl student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) located inside the KIIT campus.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 : The people in Odisha on Friday gave thumbs up to the movie "Budhia Singh Born To Run" as they chorused that the wonder boy deserves the chance to live -- er, run -- his dream.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 : The Odisha government on Friday said it would install Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in six coastal districts to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to natural calamities.
Odisha, Aug 5 : Incessant rain and flooding in several parts of Odisha, which has intensified in the last 24 hours due to the low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, has wreaked havoc in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 : With the passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Rajya Sabha, political parties in Odisha and their leaders on Thursday expressed hope that it will bring tax reforms in the country.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 : While incessant rains have thrown normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha, the Met department on Thursday forecast that the state will receive more rainfall over the next 24 hours.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 : An all-party meeting on Wednesday decided to form a joint committee to protect the interests of Odisha in the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh.
Bhubaneshwar, Aug 3 : The Centre's fact-finding team which visited Nagada village in Jajpur district of Odisha to probe into the deaths of at least 19 children due to malnutrition in the past three months, expressed satisfaction at the state government's measures.
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Health Ministry has sent a team of specialists for assessment of incidents of malnutrition deaths among children in Nagada village in Jajpur district of Odisha, said an official statement.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 1 : The Met department has warned of heavy rain coupled with gusty surface wind in several parts of Odisha during the next 24 hours due to a low pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal.
Bhubaneswar, July 31 : Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall and thunder showers coupled with gusty surface winds in the next 24 hours due to a low pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal.
Bhubaneswar, July 31 : Pradeep Sethy, the prime accused in Rs 1,200 crore Aartha Tatwa chit fund scam, attempted to kill himself by slashing his wrist in a special jail here late on Saturday night, said an official on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, July 30 : About 2.33 lakh eligible beneficiaries of Odisha government's 'Mamata Scheme' for pregnant women are yet to get maternity benefit under the scheme, an official communication noted.
Bhubaneswar, July 30 : At least 30 persons were killed and 35 others injured due to lightning strikes in different parts of Odisha, police said on Saturday.
July 30 : Following pressure from its main ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad, the Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday took a U-turn by lifting the ban on the sale and consumption of toddy in the state.