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Odisha Government forms panel to prepare land policy Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government forms panel to prepare land policy. The Housing and Urban Development Department has constituted a special committee for formulating the master plan land policy for Bhubaneswar Development Plan Area (BDPA). The committee will ... SIT seeks security of chit-fund scam accused in Odisha Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing into the mega chit-fund scam in Odisha, has written a letter to Chief Secretary GC Pati seeking help regarding security of accused during remand. SIT has also suggested that Nayapalli police station and Mahil... Security tightened at Odisha's Biju Patnaik Airport for hijack threat Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Following an intelligence alert about hijack of an Air India flight, security at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar was tightened. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have kept a sharp watch at the airport term... Maoists beat two youths to death in Odisha at a praja court in Kalimela Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Malkangiri: Maoists beat two youths to death after trying them at a praja court in Kalimela of Malkangir district.  Anti-Naxal operation launched by Andhra Pradesh greyhound & Odisha SoG in 'cut off areas' of Ma... Odisha: Commissionerate Police to launch mobile app for people to contact police Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police would soon provide a mobile app to the people in the Twin City of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack enabling them to contact the police directly and instantly. The innovative, specially developed app would be launched by Chief ... Odisha BJP Unit rolled out 3 Prachar Raths before Amit Shah's visit to the State Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP Unit rolled out 3 Prachar Raths before Amit Shah's visit to the State. Prachar Raths will move to  areas of the three Assembly constituencies of Bhubaneswar urging people to attend the public meeting of Shah. Displaying posters ... Gandhism is relevant even today said Ramchandra Rahee Sunday, January 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Gandhism is relevant in contemporary world scenario even today and Gandhi has become a worldwide school of thought, said Sri Ramachandra Rahee, Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi here. Sri Rahee was speaking on the subject “100 years of Gan... Universally acceptable literature lies in memory for ever says Justice Dipak Misra Sunday, January 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Universally acceptable literature lies in memory of people for ever. Therefore literature should be universally acceptable, said, Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Inaugurating the 12th Kadambini National Writers’ Confer... Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Sisir Saras - the biggest Grameen Mela Sunday, January 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Sisir Saras, an exhibition of colourful rural products, has begun here from 3rd January 2015 with around 600  participants from 25 States and Union Territories having displayed their products in about 275 kiosks. 
Actor Manoj Bajpai to play Biranchi Das in biopic on Odia child marathoner Budhia Singh Sunday, January 04, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odia filmmaker Soumendra Padhi is making a Bollywood film on Budhia which will feature Manoj Bajpai in the main role as Biranchi Das. Source said the movie is now in the editing level and the director has already availed the permission of late judo coach Biranchi Das’ ... Odisha Govt should use modern communication technology in agriculture sector to generate employment for rural youth Saturday, January 03, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha government should provide adequate modern communication technology infrastructure in the agriculture sector which will provide livelihood opportunities to the Odia farmers.  The state government should... Odisha Jatni Municipality Chairman, 7 counsellors joined BJP Saturday, January 03, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Jatni Municipal Chairman Sangram Keshari Routray along with seven counsellors today joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).  The councillors who joined the BJP are Chinmayee Samantara, Annapurna Das, Rahima B... Odisha Court orders administration to remove Samadhi of Biju Patnaik from Swargadwar Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Court orders Puri dist admin and civic body to remove Samadhi of Biju Patnaik from Swargadwar within three months .  “If the authorities failed to remove the encroachments, the same would be done at the initiative of the court,&rdquo... Odisha BJP, Congress blame state govt for jaundice outbreak; Dharmendra Pradhan visited affected area Saturday, January 03, 2015 Sambalpur: The opposition parties, BJP and Congress, have held the State government responsible for the outbreak of jaundice in Sambalpur. Union minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan visited the affected areas of Sambalpur on Saturday. He ... Odisha govt to include more land under National Horticulture Mission Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to include more areas under National Horticulture Mission (NHM). Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the NHM activities in the state at a high level review meeting in the secretariat, where a decision in the regard was taken. <... Odisha authorities captured Wild elephant, gets tranquillized Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: A wild elephant, which had entered the Nandankanan Zoological Park’s elephant safari by breaking its boundary wall on Wednesday and again on Friday, was finally captured by the Forest officials after tranquilizing it on Saturday. The pach... Odisha to start identification of PDS beneficiaries from January 28 Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government will start identification of PDS beneficiaries from January 28.Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma said this here.   A training programme on identification of PDS beneficiaries on the basis of the ... Odisha BJP Unit gears up for Amit Shah's Visit to state, BJD, Congress leaders joined BJP Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Influential BJD & Congress leaders from Cuttack Sadar joined BJP today; in the presence of Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan & State Party President Sh. Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and other party leaders.<... Odisha Police destroy hemp cultivation worth Rs.53 crore over 65 acres of land Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Kishore Dash, Malkangiri: Setting a target of completely demolishing the hemp cultivation network under the “Operation Hemp” drive launched jointly by the Excise, Police, Forest and Revenue Departments in December last year, the police has destroyed  large trac... Indian Coast Guard Intercepts Suspect Boat Carrying Explosives in Arabian Sea Friday, January 02, 2015 New Delhi: An intelligence based midnight operation was conducted on the intervening night of Dec 31 and yesterdayby the Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft to intercept a suspect fishing boat in Arabian Sea near Indo-Pak maritime boundary, approximately 365 km from Porbander. <... E-libraries in bars across Odisha in offing Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: All Odisha Lawyers' Association (AOLA) has decided to   negotiate with the Government to set up e-libraries in all the bars across the State. The decision to expedite establishment of e-libraries  in the Bar was taken at t... Documentary on Famed Odisha Scribe Basant Das Released Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: A documentary capturing the life and achievements of internationally acclaimed journalist Mr Basant Das has been released. In a special function organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary and the Golden Jubilee of his celebrated journalistic... Process started for setting up Legislative Council in Odisha Friday, January 02, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Process has been started for setting up Legislative Council in Odisha. This was informed by the Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh. A meeting, presided over by minister Arukha, was held at the state secretariat. Among others, s... Chilly weather to prevail in Odisha till January 5 predicted IMD Friday, January 02, 2015 Bhubaneswar:  Meteorological office in the Bhubaneswar has predicted that the chilly weather condition in the state would continue to prevail till January 5.  “The weather condition in the coastal districts will improve due to blowing of wes... Government establishes NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) to replace Planning Commission Thursday, January 01, 2015 New Delhi: In accordance with a key announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day, the Union Government today established NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), as replacement for the Planning Commission. This comes after extensive consultation ... Odisha CM seeks Lord Jagannath's blessings on New Year 2015, lakhs throng to Puri Thursday, January 01, 2015 Report by Pravuprasad Routray, Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought New Year blessings of Lord Jagannath at Puri today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda and other MLAs also sought the blessing from the lord. ... Odisha Government suspended DSP Pramod Panda with retrospective effect from Dec 19 Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government suspended DSP Pramod Panda with retrospective effect from Dec 19, 2014. DSP Pramod Panda suspended 13 days after he was arrested by the CBI for his links with chit fund scam kingpin Pradeep Sethy. DSP Panda was arrested by the... Odisha's Rama Devi Women's college to become women's university Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar:  Rama Devi Women’s college to become women’s university. This was informed by the Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi on Thursday. The Central government sponsored Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has acce... Odisha: Four mischievous elements held at Nabarangpur Thursday, January 01, 2015 Report by Basanta Rath, Nabarangpur: In a bid to avert communal violence on New Year, the Nabarangpur police administration performed flag march on Thursday. Armed police cadres marched on Dasaharapada road and Masjid area of town. On Wednesday night after ... Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation (commenced its operations Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation (OMBADC) has commenced its operations for development of eight tribals-dominated districts in the first phase. The OMBADC would undertake area development and tribal welfare works in these areas. <... V. Balasubramanyam taken over as NALCO's new Director (Production) Thursday, January 01, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Shri V. Balasubramanyam, Executive Director (Production), NALCO, Bhubaneswar has taken over as the new Director (Production)  of  National Aluminium Company Limited, a Navratna PSU of Govt. of India from 1st January 2015 on superannua... Odisha proposes for establishment of a Legislative Council, BJP, Congress questioned the move Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government proposes for establishment of a Legislative Council. This was confirmed by the spokesperson of ruling BJD Pratap Keshari Deb on Wednesday. He said talks are in primary stage for establishment of a Legislative Council (Upper Ho... Rain dampens New Year spirits in Odisha Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar: New Year celebrations go off quietly, as rain dampens spirits in the state. Most places in Odisha experienced intermittent light rains during the last 24 hours under the influence of a well-marked low pressure formed over the Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu coasts, which is moving nort... Mitali Bhilwaria from Assam bags Nanhipari-Little Miss India 2014 title Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Style, Compassion, Talent, Intelligence,Elegance was at its best as teenaged models took the ramp in the 14th Nanhipari- Little miss India talent beauty paegent that concluded at Kiit International school in Bhubaneswar. 19  young girls be... AAP Odisha demands roll back of Amendments to Land Acquisition Bill Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: AAP Odisha is opposed to the ordinance approved by the union cabinet on Monday to amend the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 which will have major impact on Odisha’s poor. The party has five major objections to this ordinance:  Odisha Government enhanced 7% DA of IDCO Staff Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Minister Industry Debi Prasad Mishra has sanctioned 7% more DA of IDCO employees with effect from 01/07/2014. As a result 653 no of employees of IDCO will be benefited. The DA has enhanced from 100 to 107%. Approximately 76.85 lakh rupees will ... Odisha Got to fix modalities for implementation of the Task Force report on DQ allotment Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Got to fix modalities for implementation of the Task Force report on DQ allotment. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by chief secretary Gokul Chandra Pati was held on Tuesday.  The meeting was attended by secret... Rainfall likely to occur in Odisha from today due to low pressure Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Rainfall likely to occur in Odisha from today due to low pressure. Parts of coastal Odisha experienced light drizzle while cloudy and chilly weather prevailed over most areas in the State. Rains or thundershower would occur at a few places... Odisha BJP to launch Mahasangram rally against BJD Government from January 6 Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP to launch Mahasangram rally against BJD Government from January 6. This was informed by the Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra on Tuesday.  He said that The time has come for the BJD Government to step down and the Government has... Odisha to implement New Guidelines regarding dropping out of the students in High School from New Year Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: School & Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra has approved new guidelines which will be implemented from the new year. Regarding droping out of the students at Secondary level Minister  Mishra has discussed with Departmental Comm... Odisha Government to create 6000 concrete paddy fields Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The state government has planned to create 6000 concrete paddy fields. This was decided at a meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik. The state government will spend Rs 544 crore in this project. These paddy fields w... Odisha VHP, Bajrang Dal activists protested screening of Aamir Khan starrer movie 'PK' in 2 Bhubaneswar halls Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday protested the screening of Aamir Khan starrer movie ‘PK’ at Keshari talkies and Shriya talkies in Bhubaneswar. They demanded a ban on the movie for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.... Tribal people in Odisha perform animal sacrifice at Sulia Yatra despite sec 144 Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Khairaguda: The tribal people of Khairaguda on Tuesday celebrated ‘Sulia Jatra’ by sacrificing large number of animals and birds at two sacrifice spots- Sana Khala and Bada Khala despite of prohibitory orders. The district administration had cla... 4 Maoists including 1 woman cadre surrender before Odisha Police in Sundergarh Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Rourkela: 4 Maoists including 1 woman cadre surrender before Odisha Police in Sundergarh. Four CPI (Maoists) armed cadres, Rajesh Topno alias Sudhir (35), Kumari Anita Kandulna (20), Mann Kumar Bagta (20) and Anil Soren alias Sau (16), who were active on the Gurundia border area adjoin... India's first Open Top Leopard Enclosure inaugurated at Odisha's Nandankanan Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Bhubaneswar: India's first Open Top Leopard Enclosure inaugurated for visitors at the Nandankanan Zoological Park on Monday. On the ocassion of 55th foundation day of Nandankanan Zoological Park Forests and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh inaugurated the enclosure.  ... Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said 40% of LPG consumers in Odisha already enrolled under DBTL scheme Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday reviewed the progress of enrolling of LPG consumers under the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in the State and said that he was happy with the progress. Pradhan said ... Eight people died due to the intense cold wave in Odisha's Daringbadi Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Bhubaneswar: At least eight people have died due to the intense cold wave in Daringbadi block in Kandhamal district in the last 15 days. The deceased have been identified as Udra Pradhan (60) of Partamaha, Gumetalu Badamajhi (70) of Kiramaha, Sangudisaha Ma... IndianOil donated Rs2 crore to the LV Prasad Eye Institute Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The IndianOil on Monday donated Rs2 crore to the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) as corporate social responsibility (CSR) contribution for construction and setting up of an ‘IndianOil-LVPEI Centre for Rural Eye Health’ designed to provide solutions to blindness i... Odisha's Sushant Dash appointed as Regional President of Tata Global Beverages Monday, December 29, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Tata Global Beverages (TGB) announced that Sushant Dash will be taking charge as Regional President – India effective immediately, based out of Bangalore.  He takes over from Sanjiv Sarin, who is moving as CEO designate to Tata Coffe... Odisha artist created sand sculpture of 2 missing flight, Air Asia, Malaysian airline at Puri beach Monday, December 29, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Puri: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture of two missing flight, Air Asia QZ8501 and Malaysian airline MH370 with a message " where are they ? " at Puri beach of Odisha on Monday. A large number...
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