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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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