Bhubaneswar, May 4 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Wednesday that he had joined the social media platform Facebook.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : The heat wave continued in Odisha on Wednesday as 12 places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday witnessed chaotic scenes, with the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and opposition parties trading barbs over the chit fund scam that has rocked the state.
Bhubaneswar, May 3 : There is no sign of relief from the heat wave in Odisha with most of the state still reeling under the scorching sun and 16 places recording temperatures above 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 3 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the proposed notification of river conservation zones, calling it "non-implementable".
Bhubaneswar, May 3 : In AWE is a team of husband wife practising architects Dipika Tuteja and Vijay Tuteja,with more than 30 years of experience.
Bhubaneswar, May 3 : This year marks the 90th anniversary of filmmaking in what is now called Odisha and isn't it time to revive the state-run Kalinga Studio that was established nearly 35 years ago but has for a variety of reasons fallen on hard times?
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : To attract foreign investment in Odisha, a delegation of state government officials and entrepreneurs will attend the Global Investment Meet at the Silicon Valley in the US from May 4 to May 7.
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : Blistering heat wave condition continued in several parts of Odisha as 15 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius on Monday while the state government said it had received reports of deaths of 140 people due to sunstroke but only confirmed 14 of them.
Bhubaneswar, May 2 : The opposition in Odisha on Monday stalled the assembly demanding sacking of a retired judge who is probing the chit fund scam and resignation of a minister who was allegedly involved in the fraud.
Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Maoists operating in Chhattisgarh are now entering Odisha as insurgents in the eastern state have lost support from the Odia people to carry out their operations, a top police official said on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, May 1 : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led BJD Government in Odisha has inducted 1,370 constables into the newly-raised Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF), which has been formed to protect industrial undertakings of the state government.
Bhubaneswar, April 30 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced several welfare packages for construction workers including scholarship to workers' children studying in high school.
Bhubaneswar, April 30 : The Odisha government on Saturday announced a six percent increase in dearness allowance (DA) for 700,000 government employees and pensioners with effect from January 1 this year.
Bhubaneswar, April 29 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the setting up of a skill development authority, which is to be chaired by Subroto Bagchi, one of the founders of information technology firm Mindtree Ltd,
Bhubaneswar, April 29 : The Odisha government has blacklisted 58 pharmaceutical companies for supplying sub-standard medicines since 2005, Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak told the state assembly on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, April 28 : The Odisha government on Thursday said it has cleared investment proposals worth Rs.50,605.52 crore through the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) to set up 55 industries in the last three years.
Bhubaneswar, April 28 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday sounded a severe heat wave warning in coastal Odisha for the next 3-4 days.
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : People in Odisha on Wednesday continued to reel under the blistering heat wave as 17 places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The government confirmed the death of eight people due to sunstroke.
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : The Odisha unit of the Congress on Wednesday said it would file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to bring back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain and place it in the Jagannath temple in Puri.
Bhubaneswar, Apr 27 : A minor fire broke out in the office of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik in the state assembly on Wednesday, media reports said.
Bhubaneswar, April 27 : A minor fire broke out due to electrical short-circuiting in the chamber of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the state assembly building on Wednesday. No loss of life or damage to documents was reported.
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The second phase of the Odisha assembly's budget session started on a stormy note on Tuesday as opposition members disrupted proceedings, gathering before the speaker's podium to seek a discussion on the chit fund scam.
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : Odisha Youth Congress president Rajat Choudhury on Tuesday resigned from his post after he was interrogated by the CBI over the chit fund scam in the state.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Apr.26 : The second and last phase of the budget session of the Odisha Assembly will begin today. The session is scheduled to continue till May20.
Bhubaneswar, April 26 : The Odisha government is planning to promulgate a Land Leasing Act to safeguard the interest of sharecroppers, said Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray on Monday.
New Delhi, Apr 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed sadness, on the demise of social worker Poornimaben Pakvasa.
Bhubaneswar, April 25 : With the mercury showing no signs of subsiding, the Odisha government on Monday announced summer vacations in schools from April 26.
Bhubaneswar, April 24 : Expressing concern over the pendency of cases in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged the central government to fill up the vacant eight posts of judges in the Orissa High Court as soon as possible.
Bhubaneswar, April 24 : Titlagarh in Odisha on Sunday registered a maximum temperature of 48.5 degrees Celsius, the highest in the country, while 17 other places recorded above 40 degrees, as people continued to reel under the blistering heat wave.
Bhubaneswar, April 23 : The Odisha government on Saturday said it would purchase 5,000 tonnes of pulses from the central government, which has decided to provide subsidy on 'tur' and 'urad' dals for distribution by states at retail price of not more than Rs.120 per kg, to meet the skyrocketing price of the staple in the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 23 : There was no respite from the blistering sun on Saturday as 18 places in Odisha recorded temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, April 22 : The Odisha government has set a target to complete acquisition of one lakh acres of land under the proposed land bank for setting up industries without any hassle by June end this year, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, April 22 : Several parts of Odisha continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions with 15 cities including the state capital registering temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, April 21 : Torrid heat wave conditions continued in Odisha as nine places recorded temperature above 45 degrees Celsius while the toll due to sunstroke has touched 66, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, April 21 : Odisha Coal and Power Ltd (OCPL) will invest Rs.1,500 crore in developing Manoharpur and dip side of Manoharpur coal blocks to meet the fuel needs of a power project in Jharsuguda district.
Bhubaneswar, April 21 : At 60,654 acres, Lord Jagannath could be the richest landlord among India's deities. About 395 acres of it is now being sold to create a Rs.1,000 crore maintenance corpus for the 12th century shrine here in the Lord's name, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, April 20 : Odisha has procured 41.69 lakh tonnes of paddy during this year's kharif season, an increase of four percent against last year, even though the state was facing a severe drought.
Bhubaneswar, April 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated 100 urban drinking water supply projects worth Rs.63 crore to benefit 27 lakh people living in 41 urban local bodies in the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 19 : Earmarking Rs.300 crore for developing infrastructure for supplying potable water in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to provide free drinking water to the urban poor.
Bhubaneswar, April 19 : The Odisha government on Tuesday extended school holidays till April 26 due to the prevailing heat wave conditions in the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 : The heat wave continued to cripple Odisha as the mercury rose over 40 degrees Celsius in 16 places in the state on Monday while the toll due to sunstroke has touched 45, officials said.
New Delhi, April 18 : Air ambulance service provider Imperial Air on Monday came to the aid of a sick 12-year-old in Odisha's Rourkela, flying him to Delhi for treatment.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the central government to open three new railway rake points and develop infrastructure in the existing rake points for smooth and timely supply of fertilisers to the farmers in the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced compensation of Rs.2 lakh each for the families of those who died in a bus accident in Deogarh district and free medical treatment for the injured.
Deogarh (Odisha), Apr.18 : At least 27 people, including women and children, were killed after a bus carrying around 40 members from Rourkela to Bargarh fell into a 300-foot-deep gorge in Kailash valley in Odisha's Deogarh district on Sunday evening.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 : At least 30 people were killed and eight injured when a bus carrying over 40 artistes of an opera team fell down a 300-feet gorge in Odisha's Deogarh district on Sunday evening, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, April 17 : At least 25 people were killed when a bus carrying over 40 artistes of an opera team fell down a 300-feet gorge in Odisha's Deogarh district on Sunday evening, police said. The toll could go up, rescuers said.
Bhubaneswar, April 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the union government to establish a Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute in the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 17 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday launched free Wi-Fi service at Bhubaneswar railway station here.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday requested union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to establish a national level pulse research institute for development of suitable varieties in the state to enhance the income of the farmers.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said a joint working committee will be formed to take up the issue of a rail wagon repair unit proposed to be set up at Narla in Odisha's Kalahandi district.
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : The Odisha government on Saturday asked the concerned departments to complete the probe into irregular allotment of plots and houses under the discretionary quota within two-three months.
Bhubaneswar, April 15 : An intense heat wave continued to sweep Odisha as 17 regions recorded temperatures of above 40 degrees Celsius on Friday while at least 30 deaths due to sunstroke were reported.
Bhubaneswar, April 15 : Pressure is building within the ruling BJD for ouster of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma over his alleged involvement in a chit fund scam, as another senior party leader on Friday launched a veiled attack against him.
Bhubaneswar, April 15 : Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera on Friday said the governing body is ready to conduct Indian Premier League (IPL) matches shifted out of Maharashtra.
Bhubaneswar, Apr.15 : Odisha continues to reel under intense heat wave with temperatures in some parts of the state touching as high as 45 degrees, which is several notches above normal.
Bhubaneswar, April 14 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched 100 'Aahar' centres that will provide cheap meals to the poor, covering all districts of the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 13 : Most parts of Odisha continued to reel under a severe heat wave on Wednesday, while there was a slight drop in the maximum temperature in the state capital, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, April 13 : People across Odisha on Wednesday thronged various temples and special puja was conducted at the famed Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri on the occasion of Maha Vishuba Sankranti, which heralds the Odia New Year.