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Patnaik's 'New Odisha' pitch is an illusion: Dharmendra Pradhan
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Aug 22 : Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday hit out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said that the latter is befooling the people by ensuring them a better future for the state. Read Full Story

Odisha Govt, FICCI join hands to promote culture, tourism
New Delhi, Aug 22: In a bid to boost Odisha's culture and tourism, the Government of Odisha, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), will organise the first ever Odisha Travel Bazaar in October in Bhubaneshwar. Read Full Story

Odisha: Seven dead, five injured after Tata Magic, truck collide
Sambalpur (Odisha) , Aug 21 : Seven died and five others were seriously injured after an accident between a Tata Magic and a truck near Sambalpur's Bhawanipali on Monday. Read Full Story

Odisha block grant protests: Dharmendra Pradhan urges govt. to arrive at a solution
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , August 20 : Five days into the protests against the block grant system in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the state government to listen to what the agitating teachers have to say and arrive at a proper solution for the betterment of the education sector in the state. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar accident: Odisha announces Rs 5 lakh compensation for Odia victims
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced compensation of Rs five lakh to the next kin of Odia passengers who lost their lives in the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailment tragedy. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Odisha CM announces ex gratia for Odia victims
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug 19 : Expressing deep condolences at the loss of life in the derailment of six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced ex gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to the next kin of any Odia passengers killed in the incident. Read Full Story

Petroleum Minister meets Odisha CM on 18th August 2017 in New Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18: A meeting was held between the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik and Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today in Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Pradhan, Odisha CM hope for 'amicable' solution to IOCL-Odisha Govt. dispute
New Delhi , August 18 : We are hoping for a positive outcome that will be in favour of both the parties, said MoS for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, after meeting Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Friday, to find a solution to the tax dispute between the Odisha Government and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) over the Paradip refinery. Read Full Story

Odisha: People shun funeral of 60 year-old leprosy patient, ostracize family
Boudh (Odisha) , August 17 : A 60-year-old man was denied a proper cremation ceremony in Odisha's Boudh district, as neighbours refused to lend a shoulder to his body, as he was suffering from leprosy before his death. Read Full Story

'Fine after nimbu pani': Odisha CM after falling sick during I - Day celebration
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , August 15 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suddenly fell unwell while attending the Independence Day celebrations today at Mahatma Gandhi Marg. Read Full Story

One killed, 30 injured in bus accident in Odisha
Kalahandi (Odisha) , Aug 10 : At least one person was killed and 30 others injured after a bus carrying more than 50 passengers fell off a bridge in Odisha's Kalahandi district. Read Full Story

Odisha: Pregnant woman carried in sling, delivers stillborn
Rayagada (Odisha), Aug. 9 : In an unfortunate incident, a pregnant woman gave birth to a dead baby girl today while being carried to hospital in a sling due to lack of conveyance or ambulance in Odisha's Rayagada district. Read Full Story

Five die as house catches fire in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) August 03 : Five people have died here after a house caught fire early Thursday morning. Read Full Story

SC imposes 100 pc penalty on illegal mining in Odisha
New Delhi , August 2 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday imposed a hundred percent penalty on mining companies which were operating without necessary clearances in Odisha. Read Full Story

SC likely to pass judgement in Odisha mining case
New Delhi , August 2 : The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce the judgement in Odisha mining case, where the NGO Common Cause had filed the petition seeking a directive to put a stop on the illegal mining in the state, today. Read Full Story

Odisha: Two minors fall prey to superstition, branded with hot iron
Kendujhar (Odisha) , July 31 : The age-old superstition is hard to die out from our country and especially our society; despite several awareness drives many innocent children have already borne the brunt of blind belief. Read Full Story

Pradhan visits flood hit Jajpur, says over one lakh affected
Jajpur (Odisha) , July 30 : Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday visited the flood affected area in Odisha's Jajpur district. Read Full Story

Odisha: Situation tense in flood-struck Jajpur
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , July 29 : Even as the district of Sundergarh returned to normalcy after the water level in the Brahmani, Koel and Ib rivers receded there, flood situation is continuing in the districts in the downstream. Read Full Story

Odisha: Four awarded life imprisonment in BJD leader's murder
Titlagarh (Odisha) , July 29 : The four accused in the high-profile murder case of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) state youth general secretary Abhimanyu Sahu have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Read Full Story

BJP's Odisha delegation meets EC to disqualify CM Patnaik
New Delhi , Jul 27 : An Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by party leader Sambit Patra on Thursday met the Election Commission seeking to disqualify Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as MLA over alleged irregularities in the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) election-funding. Read Full Story

Odisha: Woman falls into drain, dies
Dharamgarh (Odisha) , July 27 : A woman died on Thursday after she fell into an incomplete drain in town Dharamgarh of Odisha's Kalahandi. Read Full Story

BJD Donation row: BJP, Congress demand impartial enquiry
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), July 23: Following reports emerging of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) receiving huge cash donations from anonymous sources in a dubious manner, leader of the Opposition in the Odisha Assembly Narasingha Mishra on Sunday dubbed it as a clear case of 'corruption' and demanded an impartial enquiry into the matter. Read Full Story

Odisha: Husband punished as wife doesn't cast vote in favour of Nayab Sarpanch candidate
Angul (Odisha) , July 07 : A man in Odisha's Ragudiapada village was was punished by a kangaroo court to beat a gong around 13 villages as his wife did not cast her vote in favour of a Nayab Sarpanch candidate. Read Full Story

Odisha backward courtesy inefficient BJD: Amit Shah
Jajpur (Odisha) , July 5 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday, while guaranteeing of making Odisha the best state in the country, said the backwardness of the state is due to the inefficiency of the State Government. Read Full Story

BJP committed to bring change in Odisha: Amit Shah
Behrampur (Odisha) , July 04 : Setting the tone for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Odisha which will go to polls in 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday said the saffron party is concerned to bring change in the state and is committed for the upliftment of the people. Read Full Story

Odisha: Amit Shah meets grieving family of BJP leader killed in poll violence
Khurda (Odisha) , July 4, : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday met mother of Chitrasen Jena, a BJP youth leader who was killed in the post Panchayat polls violence. Read Full Story

Successful flight test of short-range missile off Odisha coast
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , July 3 : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday developed short-range Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM), which successfully flight tested from Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur's Odisha Coast. Read Full Story

Bahuda Yatra: The Trinity returns to their abode
New Delhi , July 3 : Completing the Pahandi rituals, the sibling deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, are returning to their abode today. Read Full Story

Odisha: New Kalinga stadium to host 22nd AAC
Kalinga (Bhubaneshwar) , July 02 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the new Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar yesterday, which will host the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships (ACC) from July 5-9. Read Full Story

Odisha shocker: Four home guards forced to 'kneel down' over improper uniform
Mayurbhanj (Odisha) , June 28: In a bizarre incident, four Home Guards, including a female cop were asked to kneel down with their hands up in punishment for wearing improper uniform in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district. Read Full Story

AFI goes social for 22nd Asian Athletics Championship
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , June 28 : Odisha is ready and raring to host the prestigious 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

Odisha: Six-year old stabbed to death by minor
Jaipur (Odisha) , June 26 : In a shocking incident, a six-year old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by a 12-year-old boy in Baragadia area of Odisha's Jaipur district. Read Full Story

Odisha's Puri abuzz with pilgrims as Rath Yatra begins
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) June 25 : A heavy downpour in Puri did not prevent devotees from joining up for the celebrated and world famous annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra on Sunday. Read Full Story

Balasore gears up for Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra
Balasore (Odisha) , June 22 : Balasore city in Odisha is all set to witness the annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra from the majestic Emami Jagannath Temple on June 25. Read Full Story

Odisha to host 22nd Asian Athletic Championships
New Delhi ,June 21 : The Government of Odisha and the Athletics Federation of India have pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in record time. Read Full Story

Humanity shamed again! Denied ambulance, man carries infant's dead body in arms
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 21 : Another incident of apathy towards the poor has come to fore. Read Full Story

Construction of chariots on for Puri's famed Jagannath Rath Yatra
Puri (Orissa) , June 20 : The construction of chariots for the world famous 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannath in Odisha is in full swing. The festival will be observed on June 25 (Sunday). Read Full Story

Odisha: Two mentally-challenged brothers thrashed, tied to pole for alleged child theft
Mayurbhanj (Odisha) , June 19 : Two mentally-retarded brothers were brutally thrashed and tied to a wooden pole for allegedly kidnapping a child here in Baripada. Read Full Story

Odisha: Three arrested for illegally transporting 376 tortoises
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 16 : The Chitrakonda Police in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Friday seized a tortoise-laden pick up van and arrested three persons for carrying the amphibious animals. Read Full Story

Odisha: Father carries daughter's corpse on stretcher
Kandhamal (Odisha) , June 15 : A father carried the dead body of her minor daughter on the district medical stretcher to his village, in perhaps yet another shameful incident. Read Full Story

Pradhan pulls up Odisha CM for "late" anti- corruption directive
Cuttack (Odisha) , June 12 : Coming down heavily on Naveen Patnaik for directing the government officers to stop receiving bribes as commission from contractors, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said it took 17 years for the Odisha Chief Minister to wake up to the corrupt practices that has been prevalent under the BJD's rule. Read Full Story

Youth Congress workers arrested for hurling eggs at Agriculture Minister
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), June 10 : Bhubaneswar Police on Saturday arrested five persons, including Youth Congress President Lokanath Maharathi for allegedly hurling eggs at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh's vehicle near the State Guest House here. Read Full Story

Odisha: Naxal couple with Rs. nine lakh bounty surrenders
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 7 : A Naxal couple with a bounty of Rs. nine lakh on their heads surrendered before the Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP) here. Read Full Story

Odisha: SOG jawan killed, 10 injured in Maoist ambush
Kandhamal (Odisha) June 5 : One Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan lost his life while 10 others sustained injuries due to a Maoist ambush in the forest area near Khamankhol under Baliguda sub-division in Kandhamal district of Odisha. Read Full Story

Odisha: Naxal commander killed, explosives seized
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 3 : Naxal commander Chinnabai was killed by the District Voluntary Force (DVF) during an encounter at Kapatuti Jungle under Chitrakonda police limits. Read Full Story

This cricket museum is attracting fans in Odisha
Cuttack (Odisha) , June 2 : Saroj Ranjan, a cricket fan, has become a centre of attraction these days in Odisha's Cuttack. Read Full Story

Govt. credits people's faith for its achievement
Gunupur (Odisha) , May 31 : As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised its first 'Modi Fest', marking three years of the NDA Government at the Centre, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the people's enthusiasm seen in the fest, indicates their trust on the government. Read Full Story

Odisha: Two Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking cattle transporters
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 28 : The Bhubaneswar Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday night arrested two Bajrang Dal activists for their alleged involvement in the attack on two cattle transporters at the Bhubaneswar Railway Station on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Man-eater leopard preys on four-year-old child
Naupada (Odisha) , May 27 : In a horrific incident, a man-eater leopard preyed on a four-year-old child, who was sleeping beside his mother from here, last night. Read Full Story

Odisha: Child Protection Unit rescues abandoned baby girl from forest
Baripada (Odisha) May 27 : In yet another development highlighting the patriarchal mindset of the society, a newborn baby girl was rescued by District Child Protection Unit after she was found abandoned in Krushnachandrapur forest here. Read Full Story

Odisha: Women prisoners celebrate Bata Sabitri Festival in jail
Sambalpur (Odisha) , May 26 : In order to change the mentality of women prisoners here, the Odisha Government has started various reforms in jail. Read Full Story

Odisha: Three killed, 40 injured after bus turns turtle in Konark
Puri (Odisha) , May 24 : At least three people were killed and 40 were injured after a bus overturned here in Konark on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Four tourists drown while taking holy bath in Janjavathi River
Rayagada (Odisha) , May 24 : As many as four tourists drowned in Janjavathi River near the famous Majhighariani Temple of Odisha's Rayagada on Tuesday evening. Read Full Story

GST Bill passed in Odisha Assembly
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 19 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was passed in Odisha legislative assembly on Friday. Read Full Story

Chit fund scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay granted bail
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 19 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was granted bail here today by the Odisha High Court, in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. Read Full Story

Heat wave intensifies in Odisha as mercury touches 47 degree Celsius
Titlagarh, (Odisha), , May 18 : The heat wave condition in Odisha intensified on Thursday as mercury touched 47 degrees, a slight increase from previous day's 46.5 degrees Celsius. Read Full Story

National Institute for New Energy and Innovation in Odisha soon
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 16 : The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of Odisha on Tuesday allotted 73.86 acres of land in Bhubaneswar for construction of National Institute for New Energy and Innovation. Read Full Story

Odisha: 'Orange alert' issued as heat wave intensifies
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 16 : Predicting further intensification of heat wave conditions in the state, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMT) on Tuesday issued orange alert, a warning for severe heat wave, across Odisha for next few days. Read Full Story

Suspended BJD leader Jayaram Pangi joins BJP
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , May 9 : After remaining silent for over one and half months since he was suspended from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), former MP Jayaram Pangi along with his supporters on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here at party headquarters. Read Full Story

BJP trying to strengthen its presence in Odisha
Jajpur (Odisha) , May 8 : With a motive to expand the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) presence across the nation, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday led a road-show in Jajpur's Chandikhole here. Read Full Story


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