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36,668 people killed in Odisha within 11 years due to road mishaps Sunday, February 08, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Nearly 36,668 people have been killed in 95,314 road mishaps that took place in the State within 11 years, informed Transport Minister Ramesh Majhi replying to a question asked by BJP member Dilip Ray in the State Assembly on Saturday. Majhi al... Coal India plans 2 SPVs in Odisha for fuel evacuation Sunday, February 08, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Coal India plans 2 SPVs in Odisha for fuel evacuation. This was informed by the Union Coal Secretary Anil Swaroop on Saturday. He said that two special purpose vehicles (SPVs) would be set up in Odisha for exploration and transportation of coal... Odisha: Explosive action on Day 2 of India Surf Festival 2015 Saturday, February 07, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneaswar: After yesterday’s response, the organizers of ISF couldn’t have asked for more.  Explosive action on Day 2 of the India Surf Festival 2015, as the beach thins to Asian Surf Championship, with the best of waves. The battle of w... Odisha: Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav witnessed an evening showcasing a beautiful blend of classical, martial dances Saturday, February 07, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Dhauli: The 11th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav witnessed an evening showcasing a beautiful blend of classical and martial dances which regaled a large audience gathered at the foothill of Dhauli on the 2nd evening of the festival. T... Odisha Assembly adjourned twice over murder of RTI activist Saturday, February 07, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Saturday adjourned over murder of RTI activist. Opposition congress has been demanded a declaration from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the alleged killing of RTI activist Krupasindhu Sahu at Niali in Cuttack district. The ... Odisha Govt's IDCOL inks MOU with IREL for beach sand project Saturday, February 07, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (IDCOL), as a part of its plan to diversify its activities, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with Indian Rare Earth Limited (IREL), a Government of India Undertaking... Odisha rights activists to gherao State Assembly on February 13 Saturday, February 07, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Rights activists here have decided to gherao the State Assembly on February 13 to protest the State Government’s inefficiency in providing safety and security to the RTI users and human rights defenders. They also condemn the recent killi... Married woman gangraped in Odisha capital city Saturday, February 07, 2015 Bhubaneswar: A married woman, who was trafficked to the Capital after being raped by her husband and his associates, lodged a complaint at the Mahila Police Station here on Friday. On Friday SHE managed to escape from the clutches of her husband and some of... Odisha Govt to fill up 201 vacant teacher posts across six universities Saturday, February 07, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha government nod to fill up 201 vacant teacher posts across six universities. Besides, the Cabinet gave its nod to the proposal of Revenue department for providing land for establishment of Central schools and Navodaya schools in the districts where there is none.... Odisha activists, media fraternity condemn threat to senior TV Journalist Saturday, February 07, 2015 By Akhand, Bhubaneswar: Civil society members including human rights defenders and journalist forum has condemned the threat and harassment to a senior TV journalist of Odisha. In recent days, many threat calls come from unknown numbers to Satya Prakash Nayak, who is the head of Bh... Odisha Council of Ministers approve draft budget, 2015-16 budget may touch nearly Rs 90,000 crore Friday, February 06, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The State Council of ministers presided by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the draft Budget for 2015-16. Sources said Council of Ministers approve Rs 86,000 crore draft budget. The size of the State B... Health Ministry reviews preparedness of Odisha, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, other states affected by H1N1 Friday, February 06, 2015 New Delhi: Further to the video conference held by the Health Secretary Shri B P Sharma three days ago to review the preparedness of the states affected with H1N1 to manage the situation, a video conference was held today by the Addl. Secretary (Health), Dr Arun K. Panda with senior heal... Odisha Governor inaugurates 11th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav Friday, February 06, 2015 Report by Sambit Samal, Dhauli: The 11th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav jointly organised by Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha and Orissa Dance Academy. The festival contains cultural multiplicity and a whole range of diverse stream of performing arts, be it classical, folk or martial... Odisha Governor said said state's growth rate surpassed national average despite global slowdown Friday, February 06, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Governor SC Jamir appreciated the Naveen Patnaik government while addressing the opening day of budget session of Odisha Assembly on Friday. The Governor announced the launch of ‘Odisha Urban Livelihood Mission’ and said that the state’s growth rate has sur... Odisha Tourism Minister inaugurates 4th Edition India Surf Festival at Konark Friday, February 06, 2015 Report by Pravuprasad Routray, Bhubaneswar: After all the pre-event long preparations, India Surf Festival 2015 today kicked off with over 70 surfers that includes 20 female surfers and 300 resident registrations that travelled from every corner of the globe. The day started ... HDFC Bank opens 100th branch in Odisha at Infocity Bhubaneswar Friday, February 06, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: HDFC Bank Ltd today reached an important milestone of 100 branches in Odisha. The 100th branch is a urban branch located at Infocity Bhubaneswar, inside the IT hub and special economic zone of Bhubaneswar.  The branch was inaug... Global Nutrition Report released in Odisha capital city: India is facing multiple burdens of malnutrition Friday, February 06, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Global Nutrition Report, launched in November 2014, tracks worldwide progress for all 193 UN countries in improving their nutrition status. By bringing together data on more than 80 nutrition indicators (including programme coverage, underl... Odisha Assembly Budget Session begins, Opposition Congress, BJP legislators staged walkout Friday, February 06, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureu, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Budget Session begins with speech of Governor SC Jamir. Governor Jamir addressing the House highlighting the various achievements of the State Government. But the Governor Jamir’s address was ... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to attend first meeting of newly-formed NITI Aayog on Sunday Friday, February 06, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will leave for Delhi tomorrow to participate in the first meeting of newly-formed NITI Aayog on Sunday.  It should be noted that CM Naveen Patnaik earlier supported the fo... Odisha Police beefed up security at State Assembly, CM Residence, BJP office Friday, February 06, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police beefed up security at State Assembly, Naveen Niwas, BJP office. It should be noted that the Commissionerate Police on Thursday received a threat letter from an unknown person mentioning that the Assembly building, Naveen Niwas and BJP State party office here wo... Odisha Assembly Budget Session to start from today, Opposition to raise chit fund, mining, land scams issues Friday, February 06, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Budget Session to start from today. The Budget Session would sit in two phases and end on April 4. The Annual Budget would be presented on February 16 and the Appropriation Bill on March 31, according to the schedule.  Ruli... BCCI clears spinner Pragyan Ojha's bowling action Thursday, February 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar:  BCCI clears Pragyan Ojha's bowling action. Ojha will play Ranji tie against Himachal Pradesh on Friday.  Ojha, who had been asked to report to the ICC-accredited bowling correction centre in Chennai by the BCCI, was cleared by ... Odisha Lawyers continue stir in Jagatsinghpur CJM misconduct case, demand action against SP and cops Thursday, February 05, 2015 Report by Kanhu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur : The lawyers and legal professionals continued their agitation on Thursday and decided to hold the ongoing stir till 10th February; they demanded immediate transfer of district superintendent of police and action against the errant inspector in charg... Nomination Starts for Odisha Media Award Thursday, February 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Media Award starts the nomination process today. OMA is  a new attempt in Odisha intends to facilitate media coverage of people’s causes by recognizing and encouraging journalists and other media persons of the state of Odisha... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the CCTV surveillance system in Bhubaneswar Thursday, February 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the CCTV surveillance system at Commissionerate Police Headquarters on Thursday. On the occasion, Patnaik said that maintaining law and order is a major aim of the state g... Odisha Govt to open 45 new courts across the state Thursday, February 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Thursday decided to open 45 more courts across Odisha for speedy disposal of cases in lower courts. This decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Pradip Amat at the state secretariat. The meeting approved the opening of... Odisha CM asked authorities to complete construction of 15,000 housing units in Bhubaneswar by end of 2015 Thursday, February 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the state run agencies to complete construction of 15,000 housing units in the state capital by end of 2015. Stressing on rehabilitation of slum dwellers, Patnaik directed the officials to complete their settlement within five... CSD, Odisha blames Jayanthi Natarajan for disrespecting Forest Rights Act Thursday, February 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Chapter of the Campaign for Survival and Dignity(CSD)which played a vital role in the struggle for the enactment of historic Forest Rights Act, today blame Jaynaynthi Natarjan, former Minister of State, MoEF for disrespecting Forest ... Odisha CHSE decided to conduct e-evaluation of Science papers only Thursday, February 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has finally decided to conduct e-evaluation of Science papers only. This was informed by the Higher Education Minister Pradip Kumar Panigrahi. The decision to this effect was taken in at a high level meeting at the... BJP Odisha unit already enrolled 11 lakh members, to achieve 40 lakh members target by March end Thursday, February 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar:  Odisha BJP unit has already enrolled 11 lakh members into the party fold in its first phase membership drive in the State. This was informed by the senior party leader Bijay Mohapatra.  He said that the party has already enrolled 11 lakh members into t... CBI conducts search chit fund company Saradha's office in Badasankha, Puri of Odisha Thursday, February 05, 2015 Puri: The CBI on Wednesday conducted search operations on the offices of Kolkata-based chit fund company Saradha at various places in the State, including Puri. An eight-member CBI team searched the Saradha office at Badashankha in Puri, which had been sealed by the EOW in April 2014 a... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates 14th National Handloom Expo Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Report by Pravuprasad Routray, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates the 14th National Handloom Expo- 2015 on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion CM Patnaik said that, “Odisha’s tradition in Handloom Weaving is centuries old. &n... Justice MM Das to head Commission probing Odisha chit fund scam Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday appointed Justice Madan Mohan Das to head the Commission of Inquiry probing multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha. It should be noted that the post fell vacant after the death of Justice Radha Krushna Patra on Janu... Tata Steel to organise Bhubaneswar Run-a-thon 2015 Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel in a function held today announced the launch of its annual run-a-thon in Odisha titled “Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Run-a-thon” which will be held for the first time at the state capital on 15th February 2015 where in the par... Odisha: Manoj Misra appointed as fulltime CMD of Cement Corporation of India Ltd. Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneaswar: Manoj Misra, Director (HR) and Marketing In charge, who was assigned with additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), of Cement Corporation of India Ltd. (CCI), has now been appointed as the full time CMD of the Company w.e.f ... Odisha Chief Secretary directed to adopt Integrated IT application across all departments Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar:  In another bid towards transparent governance and quick service delivery, Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati has directed to adopt Integrated IT application across all departments. ChiefSecretary has given this direction to various depart... Maoists regains foothold in Kalahandi of Odisha as ultra shot dead contractor in broad daylight Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Report by Rajeev Lochan Rathan, Bhawanipatna: Maoists shot dead a contractor in broad daylight in Trilochanpur under Lanjigarh police limits in Kalahandi district on Tuesday. The victim was alleged to be a police informer. Maoists resorted to this act to regains foothold in K... Odisha Government reduced Bus fares Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government reduced Bus fares. Bus fares reduced by 1 paisa per kilometre across all categories . This was informed by the Odisha Transport minister, Ramesh Majhi.   It should be noted that soon after... Odisha-based scuba diver Sabir Bux explored sunken ship, coral reef in Bay of Bengal near Puri Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed scuba diver Sabir Bux along with his six team members, including a girl, on Tuesday dived into the Bay of Bengal near Penthakata in Puri and explored the underwater fauna in the sea.  As per Bux, sea fauna, hard coral and sea sponge... Odisha records 4% hike in revenue collection at Rs 16, 792 cr as on December 2014 Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The State has recorded a four per cent increase in the revenue collection, including both revenue-tax and nonrevenue-tax, by December 31 of the current financial year 2014-15. It was revealed at a review meeting held under chairmanship of Chief Secretary GC Pati at the Secre... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to inaugurate 14th National Handloom Expo- 2015 today Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would inaugurate the 14th National Handloom Expo- 2015 which would remain open from 11.30 am to 9.30 pm every day. A total of 100 participants from 16 States, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Prad... NHRC to hold a national seminar in Odisha Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Report by Akhand,  Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission is organising a two-day National Seminar in Hindi on 'Judiciary, Democracy and Tradition: An Evaluation with special reference to Human Rights' in collaboration with the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar at its MKCG Au... Odisha CM said BJD Government fulfills many promises made in its manifesto Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Report by Kishore Dash; Malkangiri: The BJD government has already fulfilled many of the promises it had made in the election manifesto and this better explains that we believe in action, not words said, Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik while addressing the huge gathering at the DNK... Odisha Governor inaugurated 5 Days National level Junior Red Cross Study-cum-Training Camp-2015 Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The 5 Days National level Junior Red Cross Study-cum-Training camp is being organised by the Junior Red Cross Unit of the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch at University High School, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar from 03.02.2015 to 07.02.... Odisha Government to dropped 336 teachers from examiner panel due to +2 faulty evaluation Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education department on Tuesday dropped 336 teachers from the panel of examiners for the annual Plus Two Examinations 2015 for their alleged goof up in the evaluation of answer sheets last year. This was informed by the additional secretary in the Higher Education... Odisha Khadi & Village Industries Board to tie up with Karnataka Government Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Khadi & Village Industries Board President Tejeswar Parida returned from Bangaluru yesterday evening after accomplishing his 3 days visit (30th January'2015 to lst February'2015) on Mission Karnataka for all round co-ordination betwe... Odisha CM allots 4 senior officials supervision duties of work for Nabakalebara Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Report by Sambit Samal, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik allots 4 senior officials supervision duties of work for Nabakalebara. Chief Secretary GC Pati kept in charge of infra projects including railway lines, roads and bridges. Additional Chief S... Odisha rights activists demanded a high-level inquiry into the murder of RTI activist Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Rights activists on Monday demanded a high-level inquiry into the murder of Krupasindhu Sahu, an RTI activist of Niali block of Cuttack district. The activists also urged the Chief Secretary to provide security to the RTI activists working in the State.  Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to address BYJD training camp at Rourkela on Feb 14 Monday, February 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Rourkela: BYJD to organise two days training camp on 14th & 15th February, 2015 at Rourkela . 32 organisational districts BYJD Youth delegates will attend the training camp.  On 15th Chief Minister and President, BJD ... Odisha CM urges Centre to provide 2 Battalion of CAPFs for deployment in State to deal with Maoist activity Monday, February 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urges centre to provide additional two Battalion of CAPFs for deployment in the State to deal with the Maoist activity.  On this regard CM Naveen Patnaik writes letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.&nbs...
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