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Odisha, Chhattisgarh should resolve Mahanadi issue amicably: Prasad

Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said both Odisha and Chhattisgarh should resolve the Mahanadi water dispute amicably and try to reach a consensus through discussions. It would be better if both the states resolve the issue amicably by holding discussions. If it is not resolved through this process, then the legal process would be followed, Pras...

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Odisha seeks crop damage report due to rain

Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday asked all the district collectors to submit by November 25 reports on crop damage suffered due to untimely rain. The government is likely to announce a fresh package for affected farmers after getting information from the district collectors. You are aware that farmers have been affected by drought and pest attack durin...

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Odisha receives Rs 3,548 cr under DMF trust fund

Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has received Rs 3,548 crore under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) trust fund to carry out development works in mineral bearing areas, said an official on Saturday. Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi, who reviewed the status of DMF in the state, said the total contribution received in the DMF Trust Fund till October this year is Rs 3,548 crore.

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Odisha to launch vaccination campaign to combat Japanese Encephalitis

Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government will launch a massive vaccination drive to combat killer Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in 13 districts of the state, said an official on Saturday. The campaign, starting November 27, will continue for nearly 20 days. Over 71 lakh children in the age group of 1 year to 15 years would be vaccinated with one dose of the Japanese Encephal...

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Odisha urges Centre to resolve Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his demand that a tribunal be set up urgently to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Patnaik has sought Prime Minister Modi's personal intervention in the matter. The timeline of one year for constitution of Tribunal for adju...

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Odisha government seeks C-DAC Regional Centre

Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) 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 said the establishment of the regional centre would accelerate research in high-performance computin...

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Sardar, Ramandeep rested for HWL Final

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former captain Sardar Singh and forward Ramandeep were rested while experienced defenders Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra returned to the Indian squad which was named on Friday for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final, starting on December 1 in Bhubaneswar. Hockey India (HI) chairman of selectors, Harbinder Singh, told IANS that their main aim is not only to...

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Rs 30,000 cr to be spent to build petrochemical MSMEs in east India

Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) Over Rs 30,000 crore would be invested over a two-year period to set up small scale industries in the petrochemical sector in eastern India, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters after inaugurating the Petrochemical Investors Conclave here, Pradhan said that over one lakh employment opportunities are likely to be ge...

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MoU inked to develop plastic, textile park in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) on Thursday signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to set up a plastic park and textile park in Odisha. The MoUs were signed at the Petrochemical Investors Conclave, the first-of-its-kind to attract investments to eastern India, inaugurated by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here. IOCL and Industri...

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Odisha clears five investment proposals of Rs 381 cr

Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (ANS) 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 75th meeting of State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) held under the chairmanship of Chief...

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Odisha launches portal to facilitate investment in state

Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) 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 15 next year. More than 35 approvals will be provided online to companies investing in Odisha through...

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Tag only for Banglar Rasogolloa, not for the sweet in general: GI Registry

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after West Bengal went ga ga claiming to have received the official recognition that the spongy, syrupy rosogolla originated in its territory, the Geographical Indication (GI) registry on Wednesday made it clear that the tag was given only for Banglar rasogolla. A GI official made it clear that no such tag can be given for the sweet as a whole as ...

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Odisha to apply for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon

Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after West Bengal secured GI tag for 'Banglar Rasogolla', the Odisha government on Wednesday said it would apply for the tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon. It has been decided to file an application for Odishara Rasogolla with the GI Registry. It is rooted in Jagannath culture, said Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department Secretary L.N. Gupta. <...

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Low pressure triggers rainfall in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha on Wednesday experienced rainfall under the impact of a low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours as the low pressure, situated nearly 565 km away from Gopalpur, is likely to develop into a deep depression in the next 24 hours. The incessant...

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Tata Steel's Kalinganagar plant achieves full capacity

Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) Tata Steel on Tuesday said it has ramped up its capacity at its Kalinganagar greenfield plant in Odisha to 100 per cent and it is all set to go for second phase expansion shortly. We have ramped up our production and achieved 100 per cent capacity at the three million tonne per year (mtpa) steel plant, said Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operation) of Tata Steel ...

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Bengal wins GI tag for 'rosogolla', celebrates 'sweet news'

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic 'rosogolla', signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. The announcement by the GI registry has apparently drawn the curtain over an intense two-and-a-half year battle between the two states over the origin of the...

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Battle over 'rasagola' not over: Odisha government

Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday said it would continue its battle to get the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'rasagola' even though West Bengal obtained the GI tag for the origin of the iconic sweet, called 'rosogolla' in that state. The government termed West Bengal winning the GI tag on 'rasagola' an injustice to Odisha as the sweet is rooted in Jaganna...

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Tickets for HWL Final to go on sale from Wednesday

Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) The sale of tickets for next months men's Hockey World League (HWL) Final will start here from Wednesday, Hockey India announced in a statement. The opening match of the tournament will see Germany play England followed by hosts India taking on Australia in the second match on December 1. The tickets for the tournament are priced between Rs 50 and 250 a...

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Over 60% urban Indian women at risk of diabetes: Survey

Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Over 60 per cent of urban Indian women do not follow a regular exercise regime, putting them at increased risk of diabetes, show results of a new survey. Released on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, the survey conducted by diabetes care company Novo Nordisk India also showed that 73 per cent of urban women in the country are unaware of gestational ...

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Odisha minister stirs row, says deceased farmer 'not my party man'

Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (IANS) Odisha Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout on Monday courted controversy by saying that he has no plan of visiting the bereft family of Brunda Sahu, a farmer who committed suicide in Bargarh district, as he did not belong to the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Rout's statement came after Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Gajendra Singh She...

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