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Odisha portraying food security scheme as its own: BJP

Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday accused the Odisha government of trying to hijack the National Food Security Act, which guarantees food for poor people in the country. The BJD-ruled Odisha government is trying to hijack the central government scheme which provides Rs.4,000 crore per year to the state, said BJP spokespersons Sameer Mohanty and Sajjan Sh...

1 day ago
Pomp, pageantry mark R-Day across India

Jammu/Kolkata/Guwahati/Chennai/Panaji/Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day was Monday celebrated across India with gaiety and patriotic fervour, as leaders stressed the need of rooting out corruption and working for development and asked insurgents to shun violence. The day was largely peaceful, barring two blasts in Assam and four in Manipur. Two blasts were triggered by the United Libera...

1 day ago
Pomp, pageantry mark R-Day across India

Jammu/Kolkata/Guwahati/Chennai/Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day was Monday celebrated across India with gaiety and patriotic fervour, as leaders stressed the need of rooting out corruption and working for development while asking insurgents to shun violence. The day was largely peaceful, barring twin blasts near Assam's Digboi town triggered by the United Liberation Front of Asom. <...

1 day ago
Odisha celebrates Republic Day with gaiety

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha Monday with gaiety and enthusiasm despite intelligence bureau inputs on a possible terror strike and a Maoist boycott call. Governor S.C. Jamir took the salute at the Republic Day parade held in state capital Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the tri-colour at Cuttack. After taking salu...

5 days ago
Fireworks, laser show dazzle at HIL opening ceremony

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) The third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) got off to a glittering start with the opening ceremony, studded with fireworks, laser show and dance performances, enthralling the 6,000-odd spectators at the Kalinga Stadium here Thursday. Actress Perizaad Zorabian was the emcee of the event and unwrapped a spectacular laser show which gripped the audience fo...

6 days ago
Coal scam: Odisha BJP demands questioning of Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after the CBI questioned former prime minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the allocation of a coal block to Hindalco, the BJP's Odisha unit Wednesday demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also be questioned in the case. In 2005, Patnaik recommended to the central government to allocate the coal mines to Hindalco, which has set up an alumina r...

8 days ago
Use industrial waste in road construction: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday urged experts to think about utilizing industrial wastes such as fly ash, slag and plastic waste in road construction. Fly ash to the tune of 25.307 million tonnes and 0.828 million tonnes of slag are being produced in Odisha every year. The disposal of these materials is a real troublesome task for the producers and ...

12 days ago
Odisha CM launches app to contact police

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday launched a new mobile app of the Commissionerate Police for the people of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack that would enable them to contact police directly and instantly. The app will have all data, including details of all police stations, their landline numbers, mobile numbers of all the officers and the entire range of s...

13 days ago
Odisha to launch rooftop rainwater harvesting scheme

Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) The Odisha government Wednesday decided to implement a new scheme for rooftop rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in urban areas of thed state, with an investment of Rs.100 crore. The scheme will be implemented over the next five years. On a pilot basis, it will be implemented in Bhubaneswar and Berhampur. Its implementation will be mandatory...

14 days ago
Veteran Odia actor Hara Patnaik passes away

Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) Veteran Odia actor and director Hara Patnaik breathed his last here Tuesday at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment for cancer. Patnaik, 55, is survived by his wife and two daughters. We had discharged him from the hospital and sent him home last evening (Monday). But he was brought back to the hospital this morning (Tuesday) after his...

18 days ago
Odisha seeks Rs.2,100 crore for rural projects

Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (IANS) Odisha has sought Rs.2,100 crore from rural development lender NABARD to build new bridges and roads as well as irrigation and other projects in rural areas. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday met NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala and sought the fund under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). Patnaik proposed an investment of Rs.1,337...

18 days ago
Odisha CM seeks more credit flow to MSME sector

Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged the banks to provide more credit for a sustainable growth of the MSME sector. The coverage of credit to the entrepreneurs of the state is dismally poor. During the current financial year as on September 2014, only 6.7 percent of the credit has been covered under the credit guarantee scheme of government of Indi...

19 days ago
Odisha lacks in development: BJP president

Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Exuding confidence that the BJP would form the government in Odisha after the next assembly poll, BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday said there was no considerable development in the state under the 14-year autocratic rule of the Naveen Patnaik-led government. There was no considerable development in Odisha despite 14 years autocratic rule of the Naveen Patnaik g...

20 days ago
Odisha to soon introduce food security act

Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said the state government is going to introduce a holistic food security act very soon. The act will emphasise agricultural production, marketing and equitable distribution of food grains, he said. Addressing a district collectors' conference here, the chief minister said all out efforts will be made to rais...

21 days ago
Odisha to launch housing mission for poor

Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said the state government will launch Shelter Security Mission to provide low cost and affordable housing facilities to the poor. The housing mission, which has a projected outlay of Rs. 15,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore, will provide affordable accommodation to both the rural and urban poor. The government w...

21 days ago
Odisha to auction mines bearing major minerals

Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet Monday decided to give mining rights for all major minerals through public auction, barring coal, and those mines pending second and subsequent renewals in the state. The state government expects to garner above Rs.10,000 crore revenue annually, which is double of that generated currently. However, the public auction will not be appli...

22 days ago
Insurance, houses for Jagannath servitors in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said that the government will provide insurance cover and houses to the servitors of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri. The chief minister also announced the setting up of a school for the servitors' children. A model public school will be established in Puri. The school will provide free education to children of ...

26 days ago
India welcomes 2015 with parties, prayers, charity

New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) India embraced the New Year with boisterous midnight revelry and religious devotion Thursday. The celebrations however left two people dead in Hyderabad. In virtually every major city and town, people -- mostly the young -- welcomed 2015 with music and dancing. As the clock struck 12 midnight, firecrackers went off and motorists honked their horns. Indoor...

26 days ago
Thousands throng Puri on New Year's Day

Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 (IANS) Thousands of devotees Thursday thronged the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha to seek blessings from the lord on New Year's Day. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda and other MLAs also sought the blessing from the lord. Every year, thousands of devotees visit this temple to seek blessings from the lord for a health...

28 days ago
Odisha to build 6,000 paddy threshing floors

Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 (IANS) The Odisha government Tuesday decided to build 6,000 concrete threshing floors for paddy, at a cost of Rs.544 crore, said a statement. The threshing floors will be built in the coastal and paddy producing districts over the next three years. Priority will be given to 118 tribal dominated blocks. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday held a review meeti...

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