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26-Jul-2019 Bhubaneswar

3 bodies recovered from Odisha coal mine collapse

Two more bodies of coal workers, who were trapped in a coal mine in Odisha's Talcher, have been recovered as the death toll in the incident has reached to three, an official said on Friday.One person continues to remain trapped under the debris.The accident...

25-Jun-2019 Bhubaneswar

Samaleshwari Express engine catches fire in Odisha; 3 dead

At least three persons were killed when the Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleshwari Express' engine caught fire after the train rammed into a tower car engaged in repair work between Singapur Road and Keutguda in Odisha's Rayagada district on Tuesday, authorities...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Naveen Patnaik seeks Rs 5,228 cr to deal with cyclone Fani damage

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed that natural calamities should be a criteria for according Special Category Status to states, while asking for Rs 5,228 crore aid in wake of the huge devastation caused by cyclone Fani to public infrastructure,...

30-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan: From ABVP activist to Union Minister

Known for his organisational skills, Dharmendra Pradhan is all set to be a cabinet minister again during the second term of the Narendra Modi government.Pradhan, who held important portfolios like Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development in the previous...

29-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik sworn-in as Odisha CM for 5th term

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term on Wednesday after he was re-elected with a decisive majority in the Assembly elections.He was administered the oath of office and secrecy...

26-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Politics not complicated if people kept priority: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who won the state Assembly election for the fifth consecutive time, on Sunday said politics is not complicated when people and their welfare are kept in the forefront."People ask me often what is the secret of the BJD's...

14-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Fani impact: Power links yet to be restored in Puri

Even after 11 days of cyclone Fani, the Puri district in Odisha is yet to get power connectivity. The cyclone that hit the coast on May 3 damaged the basic infrastructures like electricity, telecom and water.While the state government claimed to have restored...

11-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

14 lakh trees in Odidha damaged by cyclone Fani

A total of 14 lakh trees and eight lakh saplings were damaged as cyclone Fani devastated coastal Odisha, an official said on Saturday.The Forest and Environment Department is the worst-affected in the cyclone as it sustained a Rs 537 crore loss, Secretary,...

09-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

1.52 lakh hectare area affected by cyclone Fani in Odisha

A 1,52,985-hectare area covering 88 blocks in 14 districts was affected due to cyclone Fani which hit Odisha, an official said on thursday.Information and Public Relations Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said as per a preliminary damage assessment report,...

08-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani: Odisha death toll rises to 41

The death toll in Odisha so far due to cyclone Fani has increased to 41, even as people are struggling to get electricity amidst the gruelling summer, which has made life more miserable.The increase in the number of human casualties in the state to 41, was...

05-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani: 29 deaths reported in Odisha so far

The Odisha government on Sunday confirmed that 29 deaths have been reported so far after cyclone 'Fani' hit the coastal state on Friday.Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi said that 21  people have died in Puri while eight deaths were reported from other affected...

03-May-2019 Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/Visakhapatnam

Cyclone Fani pounds Odisha coast, 2 killed; alert in Bengal

Two people were killed in Odisha after a severe tropical cyclone made landfall on the eastern coast of the country on Friday, with wind speed of up to 200 km per hour pounding the states coastal region, massively damaging property and disrupting flight operations,...

03-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Fani: Severe thunderstorm, rains, gale across Odisha

Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph that made landfall earlier on Friday on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha, will cross several districts in the state before advancing to neighbouring West Bengal.The India Meteorological...

03-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha evacuates 1mn ahead of Cyclone Fani landfall

At least one million people have been evacuated in the last 24 hours from the vulnerable districts in Odisha ahead of Cyclone Fani's landfall in the state on Friday, officials said.The highest number of people  3 lakh  was evacuated from Ganjam...

02-May-2019 Bhubaneswar/Kolkata

Cyclone Fani: Flights from Bhubaneswar, Kolkata cancelled

All flights to and from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled for 24 hours starting midnight of May 3 in view of the impending severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' threat over the Bay of Bengal, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Thursday.The regulatory...

02-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani to make landfall in Odisha

At least one million people have been evacuated in the last 24 hours from the vulnerable districts in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani's landfall in the state on Friday, officials said.The cyclone is expected to make landfall between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the...

02-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Fani: Evacuation process underway in Odisha

A massive evacuation process was underway ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm 'Fani' in Odisha coast, even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed people not to panic over the cyclone.About eight lakh people would be evacuated from low-lying...

27-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Amit Shah slams Shatrughan Sinha over Jinnah remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday slammed actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha for praising Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah, days after quitting the saffron party and joining the Congress."Shatrughan Sinha has just gone to the...

26-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

NYAY scheme a surgical strike on poverty: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday called NYAY scheme a surgical strike on poverty as he took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for growing unemployment in the country."Under the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), Rs 72,000 will be given annually to five crore...

23-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Past governments didn't care about India's security: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the past Congress governments, saying they were only concerned about the interest of a 'namdar' family, not the country's security. He added that these "incompetent and scared" governments also failed to demonstrate...

18-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

BJP's Dharmendra Pradhan throws tantrums over chopper checking

In the backdrop of the poll body suspending an IAS officer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter, a video of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan losing cool during a similar scanning of his chopper has gone viral on social media.Pradhan...

17-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Amit Shah promises to end BJD's babu raj in Odisha

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the BJP would end the "babu raj" in Odisha if it came to power in the state."Democracy has collapsed in Odisha. Under (Chief Minister) Naveen Babu, MPs and MLAs stand as servants, while the babus (bureaucrats)...

16-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha's development stalled by BJD : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) saying that the development of Odisha has been stalled by the state government for the prevailing percentage commission (PC) culture.He alleged that the BJD government is being run...

16-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Narendra Modi holds campaign roadshow in Bhubaneswar

Campaigning for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a roadshow in the Odisha state capital on Tuesday.After arriving here from Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister began his roadshow from near the Biju Patnaik International Airport to...

13-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

BJP promises rice, salt, pulses at Re 1 in Odisha

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will provide rice, dal and salt at Re 1 per kg to 3.26 crore people if the party came to power in Odisha."If the BJP comes to power in Odisha, it will provide 5 kg rice,...

09-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Amit Shah holds road show in Puri

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Tuesday held out a roadshow in the pilgrim town of Puri ahead of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha.Thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters joined Shah's roadshow, which began from Shree Jagannath...

07-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Naveen is now tired, Odisha needs BJP: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said Odisha needs a change as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik looks "tired" and seems to lacks the will to develop the state.He called upon the people to give a chance to his Bharatiya Janata Party to make Odisha a model state."You...

07-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Amit Shah releases BJP manifesto in Odisha

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Sunday released the party's manifesto for Odisha as he slammed the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government, saying it had proved worse than the Congress rule in the state."The BJP's manifesto for Odisha is based on...

02-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Congress, BJD conspire to keep people poor : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Congress and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha have hatched a conspiracy to keep the people poor for their vote bank politics."Parties like Congress and BJD conspired to keep the poor of the country...

01-Apr-2019 Bhubaneswar

Bring BJP for development of Odisha: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday urged the people of Odisha to uproot the Naveen Patnaik government and bring the saffron party for the development of the state."I urge the people of Odisha not to repeat the mistake of electing the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)...

18-Mar-2019 Bhubaneswar

BJD names 63 Lok Sabha, Assembly candidates

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday declared the first list of nine Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly candidates.Former Union Minister Chandra Sekhar Sahu, who had crossed over to the BJD from Congress, will contest...

15-Mar-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha has become centre of unemployment : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Odisha has become the centre of unemployment while attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for failing to provide jobs to youth in the state."Odisha has become the centre...

08-Mar-2019 Bhubaneswar

Zero tolerance on violence against women : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that there should be zero tolerance on violence against women in the country, adding that the Women Reservation Bill will be passed in Parliament if Congress comes to power in the coming Lok Sabha polls.While addressing...

06-Mar-2019 Bhubaneswar

Dharmendra Pradhan flays BJD government for unkept poll promises

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday slammed the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government over Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's claim that they have fulfilled their poll promises."It is the biggest lie that the Odisha government has fulfilled...

03-Mar-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha needs 'double engine' for development: Jayant Sinha

Odisha needed a "double engine" government to accelerate the pace of development, said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, here on Sunday, and added the Biju Janata Dal-led Odisha government did not believe in cooperative federalism.Stressing...

28-Feb-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha creating hurdles in project implementation : Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday accused the Odisha government of creating hurdles in the implementation of several developmental and welfare schemes proposed by the Centre in the state."The Odisha government has been creating hurdles...

20-Feb-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha needs double engine growth : Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday called for Odisha's support in the upcoming elections to ensure "double engine" growth with BJP governments in the Centre and the state.Odisha will face general and assembly elections simultaneously."If...

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...

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