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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,"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

21-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar/Pune

Naveen Patnaik conferred 'Ideal Chief Minister' award

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was conferred the "Ideal Chief Minister" award by former President Pratibha Patil at Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad in Pune on Sunday.Receiving the award, which singles out the most ground-breaking and high-impact work done by...

19-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha launches e-platform for hassle-free health services

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched an online platform, Odisha e-Hospital Management Information System (OeHMIS), to provide efficient and hassle-free health services to the public.The pilot project was launched with the technical support...

19-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

MoU signed for soft skill training in Odisha

A tripartite MoU was on Friday signed for implementation of a soft skill training programme in some Odisha Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) under which 800 students will be trained over two years.The agreement was inked by the Odisha Skill Development...

17-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha seeks Rs 6,500 cr for railway projects in Budget

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought Rs 6,500 crore for railway projects in the state in the Union Budget for 2018-19.In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Patnaik said such a package will help both Odisha and Indian Railways in...

15-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

50,000 artistes to get pension in Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a monthly pension of Rs 1,200 for 50,000 artistes in the state.Currently, 4,000 artistes are getting Rs 1,000 pension under Mukhya Mantri Kalakara Sahayata Yojana. The state government has now enhanced...

12-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik seeks early construction of NINEI

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue instructions to commence construction of the National Institute of New Energy and Innovation (NINEI) in the state's capital city at the earliest.In a letter to the...

26-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik asks BJD workers to adopt 'simple living'

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday told the workers of his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to practice "simple living with high thinking", adding that the people are the "ultimate masters" in a democracy."Simplicity has its own power which connects to the...

21-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha seeks release of Rs 676.57 crore for MGNREGA wages

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday requested the Centre to release Rs 676.57 crore to pay the wages under the MGNREGA scheme till December 2017.In a letter to Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the Chief Minister sought his...

19-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches four healthcare services

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched four healthcare services for the benefit of the general public.The schemes are Nidaan, Sahay, Ama Clinic and Anmol.Under the Nidaan scheme, the state government has decided to provide identified diagnostic...

19-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

No impact of BJP win in Odisha : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday claimed that the victory of the BJP in the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will have no impact in the state."I see no impact in Odisha of all these... I don't feel the Biju Janata Dal will face...

18-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Tribal Sports Meet 2017

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated the Tribal Sports Meet 2017, a first-of-its kind event in the country to promote sports among tribals in Odisha.The Chief Minister inaugurated the sports meet through video conferencing at the state...

15-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha reserves 25% seats for state students in law varsity

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved reserving 25 per cent of the seats in the National Law University, Cuttack, for students from the state.The aspirants willing to pursue legal studies as a career will be significantly benefited by this,...

13-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik felicitates budding astronomers of state

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated the top 20 winners of the 11th Edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) Programme - 2017-18 at Pathani Samanta Planetarium here.The winners will also get a special opportunity to go on...

13-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, whose social media following has been rising steadily, on Wednesday launched an innovative Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism that the state government hopes will rejuvenate the government-public interface.The government...

11-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

175 cases of objectionable videos, 5,935 rapes in Odisha in 3 years

A total of 175 women have become victims of objectionable videos going viral in the last three years in Odisha, while 5,935 rape cases have been reported during the period, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the assembly on Monday.Replying to a written...

09-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik opens Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum for tourists

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum, set up at Barkul near Chilika, for tourists from the state secretariat here.Inaugurating the museum, Patnaik said that it will play a significant role in promoting,...

06-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

No forest clearance required for bridge over Brahmani : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday informed the Centre that no forest clearance is necessary for the construction of a second bridge over the Brahmani River near Rourkela in Sundergarh district.In a letter to Union Transport and Highway Minister...

04-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Ch. Zulfkar Ali calls on Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Tribal Affairs, Ch. Zulfkar Ali, who is on 3-day study tour to Odisha, today called on Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik and held wide ranging discussions on the issues relating to the overall development...

04-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha to construct river bridge if Centre not serious : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said his government will construct the second bridge over the Brahmani river in Rourkela if the Centre did not show seriousness in carrying out the construction.The Chief Minister assured a delegation that he will...

27-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha announces scheme to boost fresh water aquaculture

The Odisha government on Monday introduced a new scheme 'Fish Pond Yojana' to facilitate the creation of additional 2,200 hectares of fresh water aquaculture farming with 50 per cent financial assistance to farmers."The state plan scheme has been introduced...

20-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

India, China have no option but to live peacefully: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said India and China have no option except to live peacefully and help each other.On to the strained ties between the two countries in the wake of the Doklam standoff, the Nobel Peace laureate said that is not...

17-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha government seeks C-DAC Regional Centre

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre for setting up a Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Regional Centre at Bhubaneswar.In a letter to Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Chief Minister...

17-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha government seeks C-DAC Regional Centre

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre for setting up a Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Regional Centre at Bhubaneswar.In a letter to Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Chief Minister...

16-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha clears five investment proposals of Rs 381 cr

The Odisha government on Thursday approved investment proposals of Rs 381 crore from five firms, including state-run Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, which will create employment opportunities for 844 people.The government's nod to the projects came during the...

16-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha launches portal to facilitate investment in state

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched a portal named "GO SWIFT" to help investors get single-window investor facilitation and tracking mechanism online.He also announced to organise "Make in Odisha Conclave 2018" between November 11 and...

13-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Reduce interest on crop loans, Odisha urges Centre

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the Centre to reduce interest rates on agricultural loans and extend interest incentive on crop loans for the benefit of farmers affected by droughts and pests.In a letter, the Chief Minister sought the intervention...

06-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha announces relief package for farmers in pest-hit areas

The Odisha government on Monday announced a relief package for farmers whose crops have been affected by pest attack.The cabinet meeting on agriculture chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved that agriculture input subsidy will be provided to the...

03-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha committed to root out corruption : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said the government is firmly committed to root out corruption in all spheres, including in the critical area of delivery of basic public services to the people."The state government is firmly committed to root...

01-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Hockey World League Final begins in Bhubaneswar

The Hockey World League (HWL) Final began at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurating the tournament, where the best eight teams in the world will battle for supremacy.A laser light show with the 'Chak De India'...

31-Oct-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha to preserve Assamese litterateur's residence

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced that the state government will take up the renovation and conservation of Assamese litterateur late Lakshminath Bezbarua's heritage residence in Sambalpur.The government will preserve the heritage property...

29-Oct-2017 Bhubaneswar

Will form next government with comfortable majority : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said he is confident that his Biju Janata Dal would form the next government for the fifth consecutive time with a comfortable majority in 2019 elections.He also rubbished the claims of BJP President Amit Shah...

24-Oct-2017 Bhubaneswar

BJD equidistant from Congress, BJP : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday put all speculation of a BJD-Congress alliance to rest by saying that his party continues to maintain equidistance from both the Congress and the BJP."BJD is equidistant from Congress & BJP. With the blessings...

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