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Odisha CM launches Rourkela-Jagdalpur road project

Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday launched the 656-km long expressway project that will provide better connectivity between Rourkela in the state and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. The project is named after his late father Biju Patnaik and would be implemented at a total cost of Rs.3,200 crore in two phases, an official of the Chief Minister Office, to...

1 day ago
Centre considering Posco mining project favourably: Minister

Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Union Mines and Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday said the central government is considering the mining project of South Korean steel major Posco in Odisha with positivity. We are considering the case with positivity, the minister told reporters here. The state government early this year had recommended to the central government that the Kha...

2 days ago
BJP demands CBI probe into Odisha land scam

Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday staged a demonstration here demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged multi-crore land scam in Odisha. Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of encouraging such illegal acts and not taking action against those involved, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also demanded an inquiry into the land allotments made here an...

13 days ago
Patnaik calls for economic diversification

Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Economic diversification is necessary for disaster prone Odisha which often faces floods and cyclones, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here Friday. The natural calamities like rain, flood and cyclone have been affecting Odisha all the time, Patnaik said after hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day celebrations at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here. Suc...

18 days ago
TRS seeks non-NDA support to oppose powers to governor

Hyderabad, Aug 10 (IANS) TRS is mobilising support of non-NDA parties to oppose the central government's decision to entrust special powers to the Telangana governor for maintaining law and order in Hyderabad. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana Sunday began efforts to rope in parties like AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, Biju Janta Dal and Janata Dal-United. Telangana Ch...

20 days ago
Odisha CM releases sand art coffee-table book

Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday released a coffee-table book on sand art published by internationally acclaimed sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik. The book 'Imaginations in Sand' is considered to be the first coffee-table book on sand art in India. The book which has 11 broad categories is priced at Rs.2,000. It contains photographs of the sand...

21 days ago
Odisha floods kill 35, affect 1.8 mn

Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) The floods triggered by heavy rains in the past week have affected nearly 1.8 million people in Odisha with the death toll rising to 35, an official said Thursday. Eight more deaths were reported from 24 of the state's 30 districts, taking the number of those killed in rain-and flood-related incidents since July to 35, a revenue and disaster management departmen...

29 days ago
Odisha inks pact for second airport in the state

Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) The Odisha government Wednesday signed a pact with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for developing the state's second airport in the district headquarters town of Jharsuguda, an official said. The memorandum of understanding was signed between AAI chairman Alok Sinha and special secretary, general administration department, Nitin Chandra in the presence of...

1 month ago
Odisha villagers meet Oram, seek tribal status

Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) A Jhodia community delegation from Odisha Friday submitted a memorandum to union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram in New Delhi, seeking tribal status. Community president Makaranda Muduli said the minister assured the delegation that the Jhodia community will be included in the Scheduled Tribes list in six months' time. The people of Jhodia community ...

1 month ago
AIIMS Bhubaneswar to have super-speciality centres: Harsh Vardhan

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) An integrated facility for patients combining allopathic and alternative medication and a 100-bed super-speciality mental health centre would be some of the key features of the new AIIMS at Bhubaneswar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Saturday. The hospital would also have centres for nephrology, cancer, cardiology and occupational and environmental health, an...

1 month ago
Odisha's top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda arrested

Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Odisha's most wanted Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was arrested Friday in the state's Ganjam district. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the police and reiterated his appeal to the rebels to shun violence. Sabyasachi Panda was involved in a number of cases like the Nayagarh and R. Udayagiri armoury loots, killing Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, abduction...

1 month ago
Odisha government humiliated police officer: BJP

Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government of humiliating an honest and efficient officer in the state. Odisha's BJP spokesperson Sameer Mohanty said the state government humiliated senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Prakash Mishra by sending him to an insignificant position. Mohanty said Mi...

1 month ago
Flip-flop over Odisha police officer's posting causes row

Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) The Odisha government's decision to go back on its recommendation for a top police officer's posting and then shifting him to a post considered far less important has triggered a row. Prakash Mishra, 58, a 1977-batch Odisha cadre Indian Police Service officer, was short listed last year for appointment as the special director at the Central Bureau of Investigatio...

1 month ago
Budget lacks focus in crucial areas: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday expressed disappointment over the union budget and said it lacked focus in crucial areas. Under the prevailing circumstances, with high inflation coupled with drought-like scenario, greater focus should have been on agriculture and the social sector. However, the union budget lacks focus in all these crucial areas, Pa...

1 month ago
BJD holds protests against rail budget

Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday organised demonstrations across Odisha against the central government for neglecting the state the rail budget. Party activists staged demonstrations near various railway stations across the state, a senior party leader told IANS here. Similarly, the party legislators raised the issue during the zero hour in the on...

1 month ago
Patnaik opposes linking of rail fares with fuel price

Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday opposed the linking of the railway fare with fuel price saying that it will affect the common man. As regard the proposal for linking railway fare with fuel price, I apprehend that this will affect the common man and expose them to vagaries of fluctuations in fuel price, he said in his reaction to the railway budget pr...

1 month ago
Odisha CM lauds Sudarsan for winning US awards

Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday congratulated sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik for winning prizes at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting 2014 held in Atlantic City in the US. In the field of sand art, Sudarsan is a renowned name, the chief minister said in a statement here. He has won many prizes internationally for his magical art and creativity. Wit...

1 month ago
Centre to develop 332 km waterways in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) The central government will invest Rs.2,000 crore for the development of 332 km of inland waterways in Odisha by 2017, officials said Monday. The project - to be completed in two phases - would provide water transport facilities to the state's prominent industrial hubs. The first phase of the project comprises a stretch of 201 km while the second phase com...

1 month ago
Centre to develop 332km waterways in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) The central government will develop 332km of inland waterways in Odisha at an investment of Rs.2,000 by 2017, officials said Monday. The project - to be completed in two phases - would provide water transport facilities to the state's prominent industrial hubs. The first phase of the project comprises of a stretch of 201 km while the second phase comprises...

2 months ago
Puri Ratha Yatra witnesses massive turnout

Puri, June 29 (IANS) More than seven lakh people Sunday thronged the streets in Odisha's temple town of Puri to witness the world famous Ratha Yatra, officials said. Although some rituals were performed behind schedule, the ratha yatra passed off without any trouble, temple spokesman Laxmidhar Pujapanda told IANS. The 'Mangala Aarti' was performed at 8.20 a.m. after a three-hour dela...

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