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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,...

12-May-2018 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan seeks new airport in Bhubaneswar

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to establish a new airport on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.He said Biju Patnaik International Airport registered the fastest growth of passenger traffic in...

06-May-2018 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan seeks support for storm-hit Odisha farmers

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday requested Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to extend all possible support to the farmers affected by the untimely Nor'wester in Odisha.In a letter to the Agriculture Minister, Pradhan sought his personal...

06-May-2018 Bhubaneswar

Skill India organizes an Ajeevika and Kaushal Vikas Mela in Bhubaneswar

Celebrating the spirit of New India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), together joined hands to amplify the “Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan” of the current incumbent government which is promoting social harmony...

29-Apr-2018 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates LPG Bottling plant in Odisha

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday launched three projects in Odisha, including a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling unit in Balasore district.He also inaugurated the Paradip-Haldia-Barauni Crude Oil Pipeline (PHBPL) project."(As many...

08-Apr-2018 Bhubaneswar

Month-long railway safety drive across country : Ashwani Lohani

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Sunday ordered a month-long joint safety drive by the operating and electrical departments at railway stations across the country.Lohani directed that shunting staff and loco pilots/shunters be closely monitored and counselled...

07-Apr-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD protests fuel price hike in Odisha

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday staged demonstrations at various petrol pumps across Odisha protesting against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel.Hundreds of activists of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) and Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD), the...

05-Apr-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJP's Odisha victory will be bigger than Tripura, claims Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday said that the party's win in Odisha would outshine that of Tripura."The verdict in Odisha is going to be bigger than Tripura," said Shah addressing a 'Mahasamavesh' in Bolangir.Odisha will witness general...

02-Apr-2018 Bhubaneswar

Super Cup: FC Goa, ATK look to outshine each other

Indian Super League (ISL) sides ATK and FC Goa will look to outwit each other when they lock horns in a Super Cup pre-quarterfinal game here on Tuesday.FC Goa defender Bruno Pinheiro looks forward to the Super Cup as 'an opportunity to repay the fans' who had...

18-Mar-2018 Bhubaneswar

IITians should aspire to achieve best for society : Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said IITians should aspire to achieve the best not only for themselves but also for society, the nation and world at large.Addressing the sixth convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar here, he said that...

11-Mar-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha to set up 50 more courts

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said the state government has decided to establish 50 more courts while it has established 170 courts in the last four years."Our state government is committed not only to the cause of justice, but also justice...

16-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik rules out alliance with BJP

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday rubbished speculations of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) striking an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)."That is not correct. We remain equi-distant from the BJP as well as the Congress," the Chief...

14-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD will win Bijepur by-poll by good margin : Naveen Patnaik

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday expressed confidence that his party will win the by-election for the Bijepur Assembly seat by a good margin."Our development works and several welfare schemes will work...

13-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

9 killed, 7 injured in road accident in Odisha

Nine labourers were killed and seven others injured when a tipper carrying them met with an accident at Luhajhar Ghat in Odisha's Gajapati district on Tuesday, police said.The truck, loaded with bricks, was on its way to Paralakhemundi from Gumma block along...

13-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

7 killed, 8 injured in Odisha road accident

Seven labourers were killed and eight injured when a tipper carrying them met with an accident at Luhajhar Ghat in Odisha's Gajapati district on Tuesday, police said.The truck loaded with bricks was on its way to Paralakhemundi from Gumma block along with...

07-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik orders SIT probe into minor's gang rape

The Odisha government on Wednesday announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Koraput district by security personnel last year.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also requested the Orissa High Court to monitor...

06-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik invites Asian steel makers to invest in Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday invited the Asian steelmakers to set up their industries in the state, which has abundant natural resources."I invite the steel producers to set up their industries in Odisha with the best possible facilitation...

06-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik seeks direct flights between Bhubaneswar, Pune

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sought the intervention of Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju to introduce direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Pune."Since there is no direct flight between these two cities, the passengers...

04-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan flags off Saksham Cyclothon in Odisha

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the 'Saksham Cyclothon' at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.This cyclothon was organised to create awareness about health, environment and conservation of oil and gas in Bhubaneswar.Pradhan said the...

30-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches Startup India-Odisha Yatra

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Startup India-Odisha Yatra.The Chief Minister said the Yatra van would travel to 60 educational institutions across the 16 districts of the state.He said selected ideas would be put to three days...

29-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday flagged off a Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign that will cover around 1.13 crore children in the state.Health Minister Pratap Jena said the drive will continue till March 26 and will cover children between...

27-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Biju Patnaik played major role making me PM : H.D. Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Saturday said Biju Patnaik played a major role in making him Prime Minister."Biju Patnaik played a major role in making me Chief Minister of Karnataka and Prime Minister of the country," revealed the former Prime Minister.Describing...

26-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

R-Day celebrated across Odisha with gaiety

The 69th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and patriotic fervour amidst tight security on Friday.Governor S.C. Jamir unfurled the Tricolour at the Mahatma Gandhi Road here, while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag...

24-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha shutdown over gang rape affects normal life

Normal life came to a standstill in several parts of Odisha on Wednesday as the Congress and the BJP observed a state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown over the suicide of a gang-rape victim.While buses, auto-rickshaws and other vehicles stayed off roads, many trains...

22-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Six dead in road accidents in Odisha

At least six persons were killed and four others injured in two separate road accidents in Odisha on Monday.A deadly head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on new Jagannath Sadak in Satyabadi area of Puri district claimed five lives and...

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