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25-Jan-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha CM remote-controlled by corrupt Chowkidaar : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was "remote-controlled by the corrupt Chowkidaar in Delhi", as he promised to waive farm loan if Congress is voted to power in Odisha."Due to the involvement of your Chief...

25-Jan-2019 Bhubaneswar

Priyanka's appointment not a sudden decision : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his sister Priyanka Gandhi's appointment as the General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh was not a sudden decision as he had been discussing it with her for years now."The decision was taken some years...

25-Jan-2019 Bhubaneswar

BJP, BJD follow Gujarat model : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the BJP and the ruling BJD in Odisha, saying both follow the "same Gujarat model" in which there is a "deal" between the Chief Ministerial candidate and industrialists and governance is later handed over to key...

03-Jan-2019 Bhubaneswar

9 killed in Odisha boat tragedy

At least nine people, including seven children, were killed when a boat carrying them capsized in the Mahanadi river in Odisha's Kendrapara district, an official said on Thursday.The boat with around 55 persons capsized on Wednesday evening.While the body...

24-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Centre committed to Odisha's development : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his government is fully committed to Odisha's development as he dedicated various projects worth thousands of crores to the public here.Modi inaugurated the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar built...

22-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha government has insulted Lord Jagannath : Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday accused the Odisha government of insulting Lord Jagannath by linking a scheme to his name.The state cabinet on Friday approved a scheme for farmers named KALIA (Krushak Assistance...

21-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Blend original with the predictable: Shaan

Popular Indian singer Shaan, whose upcoming music video is titled "It's Natural", says one needs to be original -- as also adapt to change -- to make a mark in the industry.My upcoming latest is a video, 'It's Natural', coming out during Christmas. The way I...

17-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Gujarat CM seeks Rahul Gandhi apology on Rafale

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said Rahul Gandhi should apologise and resign as AICC President for his lies on Rafale fighter jets deal.Rupani -- who was addressing the media here as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s plan to hold press...

17-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Vijay Rupani urges Patnaik to implement Ayushman Bharat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday urged his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik to implement the central government scheme of Ayushman Bharat."I am surprised that Odisha is not connected with Ayushman Bharat. Whatever schemes the central government...

10-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Human ears prefer 'auto-tuning' of voices today : Shaan

One must not belittle the present day singers for using "auto-tuning", as there is a great demand for it among the audience, says popular Bollywood singer Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee)."Auto-tuning that you are talking about is actually what the audience prefer...

05-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Petroleum Minister invites investors to Odisha

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday requested investors to explore opportunities to enhance investments in Odisha.He urged the investors to explore opportunities for investments in Paradip and Dhamra.He also suggested a plan for a Pipeline...

05-Nov-2018 Bhubaneswar

5 Maoists killed in Odisha

Five Maoists have been killed in an encounter with the security forces and ammunition recovered in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Monday.The gun battle took place inside a forest area near Papluru village in the Kalimela late on Sunday.A combing...

31-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Air Odisha contract may be scrapped : Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the contract of regional airline Air Odisha under the UDAN scheme is likely to be cancelled for discontinuing flight operations from Jharsuguda airport in Odisha."Air Odisha is a sub-standard company....

30-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha launches scheme to increase solar energy use

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched a scheme to increase the use of solar energy in the agriculture actor.Under the "Soura Jalanidhi" scheme, 5,000 solar pumps will be given to farmers with up to 90 per cent subsidy. It will create irrigation...

29-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha launches early warning system

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched an early warning dissemination and mass message system to provide timely information on natural calamities to the people in state.The government has installed 122 towers in the coastal districts to provide...

27-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

7 elephants electrocuted in Odisha

At least seven elephants died of electrocution after coming in contact with a live wire near Kamalanga village in Odisha's Dhenkanal district, a forest official said on Saturday.Non-rectification of sagging lines and non-cabling of transmission lines led...

23-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

38 Moussigned at Bhubaneswar Steel Conclave

Capital Goods(CG) producers from across the globeinked 38 MoUs with Indian steel companies which will reduce imports for the steel sector worthRs 39,400 crore.TheMoUs were signed at a Conclave in Bhubaneswar today which wasorganized by Ministry of Steel, Government...

18-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Conclave on Capital Goods in Steel Sector in Bhubaneswar

Ministry of Steel is organising a Conclave on “Capital goods in Steel sector: Manufacture in India” in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on 23rd October 2018. Briefing mediapersons in New Delhi, today Union Steel Minister, Chaudhary Birender Singh, said that this Conclave...

17-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha 57, damage put at Rs 2,200 cr

The death toll due to cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in Odisha has increased to 57 and the damage is estimated at Rs 2,200 crore, said an official on Wednesday.Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said that as per preliminary estimates, overall damage,...

16-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli toll in Odisha increases to 26

The Odisha government on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll in the very severe cyclonic storm Titli and subsequent flooding in the state has increased to 26, while 57 lakh people have been affected."Eighteen victims were reported in Gajapati district...

13-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

12 feared dead in landslide in cyclone-hit Odisha

The Odisha government on Saturday rushed a team of rescuers after local media reported that 12 persons, including five children, lost their lives while four others were missing due to a landslide in Gajapati district.The incident occurred in Barghara village...

12-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli triggers flood-like situation in Odisha

Heavy rains triggered by the Titli severe cyclonic storm has caused flood-like situations in several districts of Odisha on Friday.The situation remains vulnerable, especially in Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati districts where the remote areas have been cut...

11-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli makes landfall in Odisha, crosses coast

Very severe cyclonic storm Titli which is being referred to as a Category 2 hurricane, made landfall in Odisha's Gopalpur on Thursday with surface winds reaching 126 kmph, the Met said. There has been no casualty yet.Heavy rains were dumped in at least eight...

11-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli: Nearly 3 lakh people evacuated in Odisha

As many as 3 lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha on Wednesday in view of severe cyclonic storm Titli, which is likely to hit the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday morning.The people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Ganjam, Puri,...

05-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

CM launches 'Odyssey City Card' for Bhubaneswar

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a common city payment card system "Odyssey City Card" for Bhubaneswar.As a joint initiative of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd and the ICICI Bank, the card will facilitate...

29-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

CBI arrests Nirmal Infra official in Odisha chit fund scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Niranjan Saxena, executive director of Nirmal Infra, from Madhya Pradesh for allegedly duping investors in the chit fund scam in Odisha.Saxena was arrested from Madhya Pradesh by CBI and was brought to Odisha...

25-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen inaugurates Odisha Bhawan in Chennai

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated Odisha Bhawan in Chennai."With completion of this facility, we have created an institution which will provide a platform for engagement between Odisha and the State of Tamil Nadu," said the Chief Minister."Chennai...

23-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

Crime against women rising in Odisha : BJP leader

BJP Mahila Morcha President Vijaya Rahatkar on Sunday claimed that rape incidents were on the increase in Odisha but the state government had not taken steps to tackle increasing crime against women and children."Incidents of rape are on the rise in Odisha....

22-Sep-2018 Jharsuguda (Odisha)

Corruption has become identity of Odisha government : Narendra Modi

With Lok Sabha and assembly elections not far away in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government saying so many scams have surfaced in the state where corruption and delay in decisions have become its identity...

22-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

Narendra Modi launches revival of Talcher fertiliser plant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the revival of the Talcher fertiliser plant in Odisha will create huge job opportunities while making the country self-sufficient in fertiliser production.The Talcher plant will start production in 36 months with...

21-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Daye weakens, dumps heavy rain in Odisha

Several parts of Odisha have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms under the impact of cyclonic storm Daye.The cyclone crossed Odisha coast near Gopalpur in the early on Friday.It has caused heavy to very heavy rainfall...

16-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan suggests Odisha reduce tax on fuel

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday suggested the Odisha government reduce taxes on fuel to provide relief to the people of the state."The Odisha government, which was collecting an annual tax revenue of about Rs 3,000 crore from fuel in...

13-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha ex-minister's allegations ridiculous : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the corruption allegations levelled by expelled Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Damodar Rout were ridiculous."Dama babu has always been making irresponsible statements. His allegations are fruitless and ridiculous,"...

07-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD holds protest against fuel price hike in Odisha

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday staged a two-hour protest against the hike in petrol and diesel prices across Odisha.Biju Mahila Janata Dal, Biju Yuva Janata Dal and Biju Chhatra Janata Dal activists staged a demonstration in front of petrol pumps...

02-Sep-2018 Bhubaneswar

5 dead due to asphyxiation in Odisha

Five people died of asphyxiation inside a septic tank in Odisha's Rayagada district on Sunday, police said.The incident occurred at Paika Sahi of Durgi village, said police.The victims got into the septic tank to rescue a woman worker who had fallen inside...

14-Aug-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik puts state on flood alert

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed all the district collectors to remain prepared for a possible flood situation as the Met Office has predicted heavy rains in the next two days.Holding a review meeting, Patnaik directed the district collectors...

14-Aug-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD hijacking central schemes in Odisha : Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha is appropriating all central schemes and presenting them as state schemes."There is discrimination even in the administration...

12-Aug-2018 Bhubaneswar

Woman gang-raped on pretext of job in Odisha

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three persons on the pretext of job in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said on Sunday.Three people brought the woman on the pretext of giving a job and gang-raped her on Saturday evening and dumped her near...

09-Aug-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD supported NDA RS Dy Chairman candidate due to CBI fear : Congress

The Odisha unit of the Congress on Thursday said that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supported the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson's post in fear of a CBI inquiry into the chit fund scam.The party also...

24-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches 'Green Mahanadi Mission'

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the 'Green Mahanadi Mission', a plantation drive under which 2 crore saplings will be planted along the Mahanadi river and its tributaries.The Chief Minister launched the campaign during his visit to...

21-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

Heavy rains lash Odisha, throw life out of gear

Heavy rainfall triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has thrown normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha.This prompted  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to call an emergency meeting on Saturday to review the situation. He directed...

20-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

13 killed in lightning strikes in Odisha

As many as 13 persons were killed and four injured in lightning strikes at different places in Odisha, officials said on Friday."We have received reports from various districts regarding the death of 13 persons due to lightning. We are inquiring into the...

19-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

5 school students killed, 4 injured in Odisha road accident

In a tragic incident, at least five school students were killed and four others suffered critical injuries after being run over by a speeding truck on a national highway in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Thursday.The incident occurred on NH-16 at Ranitela...

16-Jul-2018 Bhubaneswar

Successful Test Firing of Brahmos to Validate Service Life Extension

BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired at 1017 hrs today, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore, Odisha. The test-firing conducted from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher was part of service life extension programme for Indian...

10-Jun-2018 Bhubaneswar

Chhattisgarh has reduced Mahanadi water flow : Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday admitted that Chhattisgarh has reduced the downstream flow of water in the Mahanadi, due to which Odisha is not getting the required river water during non-monsoon months.Pradhan said that the water flow...

09-Jun-2018 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates CNG stations in Odisha

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Cuttack.GAIL is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga and also the City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in various cities...

09-Jun-2018 Bhubaneswar

2 synthetic natural gas projects to come up in Odisha

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday two synthetic natural gas (SNG) projects will come up in Odisha."Two SNG projects will come up at Talcher and Paradip where gas will be produced from coal. While GAIL will set up the project at Talcher,...

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