Odisha Current News
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Centre released Rs 2537.50 crore so far for development of KBK region in Odisha Saturday, December 20, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: The Special Plan for Kalahandi, Balangir and Koraput (KBK) districts of Odisha is being funded under the State Component of the Backward Regions Grant Fund with an allocation of Rs. 250 crore per annum during the Twelfth Five Year Plan. An amount... China Identifies Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru Railway Station for Developing with Modern Amenities Saturday, December 20, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: Two railway stations, Baiyyappanahalli (Bengaluru) and Bhubaneswar/New Bhubaneswar are identified for undertaking prefeasibility studies by the Chinese Railways at their cost under a Memorandum of Understanding dated 18.9.2014. The development is... Odisha version of Miss India Contest soon in Bhubaneswar Saturday, December 20, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Two entertainment giant’s of the state STAAR MAKERS & PRELUDE have joined hands to organize the Odisha version of Femina Miss India contest Miss Odisha – India for the first time here at Bhubaneswar in the month of January&rsquo... Odisha Government submits report of Taskforce headed by bureaucrat Taradatt to High Court Saturday, December 20, 2014 Bhubaneswr: The State Government on Friday submitted in sealed covers the report of the Taskforce headed by senior bureaucrat Taradatt and the State Cabinet’s resolution on the issue to the Odisha High Court in response to an earlier notice arising out of a PIL.  <... Odisha: CBI finally arrested former Crime Branch DSP Pramod Panda Saturday, December 20, 2014 Bhubaneswar: CBI finally arrested former Crime Branch DSP Pramod Panda on Friday evening in connection with the irregularities by the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group, a major player in the chit fund scam in the State. Panda, presently working as DSP in DIB sect... Efforts on for providing nutritious food to Odisha school students: Minister Friday, December 19, 2014 Report by Kishore Dash; Bhubaneswar:  Vacancies of Teachers in the district will be filled up soon, said School & Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra while speaking at the Special Orientation of Stake Holders on Mid Day Meal, ICT and Community Mobilization at the Govt Gir... Providing quality health service is on top of Odisha Govt's agenda: Health Minister Friday, December 19, 2014 Report by Kishore Dash, Bhubaneswar: Providing a patient-focused, quality health service in a tribal dominated area like Malkangiri has been always on the top of our Governments agenda, said Health & Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak while reviewing the health scenario i... Think India Award to KIIT, KISS founder Achyuta Samanta Friday, December 19, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS was presented with Think India Award by Think Media, Inc. at Transforming India Conclave 2014 in New Delhi on December 18, 2014. Aligning with the Prime Minister’s vision to make India a super p... Security forces apprehend two key Maoist militia members in Odisha Friday, December 19, 2014 Report by Kishore Dash, Malkangiri: Two active militia member of CPI (Maoist) have been arrested in a joint operation by the Border Security Forces and local police from Pithakonda forest area under Kalimela police limits, claimed Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mahapatra in a press ... Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitates Odisha mountaineer Jogabyas Bhoi Friday, December 19, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today felicitated Odisha mountaineer Jogabyas Bhoi in New Delhi. During the meeting Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was also present. It should be noted that Odia m... CBI grills Former DSP of Odisha Crime Branch Pramod Panda for third time Friday, December 19, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Former DSP of Crime Branch Pramod Panda appears before CBI for third time, quizzed in front of Jagabandhu Panda It should be noted that the CBI on Wednesday and Thursaday interrogated deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Pramod Panda for his a... Odisha's Gopal Krusna Rath selected for Kendra Sahitya Akademi 2014 award Friday, December 19, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Gopal Krusna Rath selected for Kendra Sahitya Akademi 2014 award. He will be get this prestigious award for ‘Bipula Diganta’.    ... Fiver of family killed as truck hits house at Cherupali in Odisha's Subarnapur district Friday, December 19, 2014 Subarnapur: Five members of a family were killed when a goods-laden truck rammed into their roadside house in Odisha’s Subarnapur district on Thursday. The victims were sleeping inside their house at Cherupalli along National Highway 26 when the accident occurred. The d... BJP says Odisha Cabinet did not take decision about land scam Friday, December 19, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: BJP says Odisha Cabinet did not take decision about land scam in its yesterday meeting. This was informed by the senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra in press meet.  Bijay Mohapatra said that land scam does not ... SC rejects Hi-Tech chairman Tirupati Panigrahi's plea for extension of his bail term Friday, December 19, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Supreme Court on Thursday rejecting the appeal of head of Hi-Tech Group Tirupati Panigrahi for extension of his bail term. The State Crime Branch has decided to move the apex court to reject his bail petition. The Supreme Court had grante... Odisha Government aims to open bank accounts of all households by Jan 25 Friday, December 19, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government aims to open bank accounts of all households by Jan 25 . Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati has advised the banks and concerned Government departments to complete the household survey at village level by December 24 and open bank accounts of all households ... Odisha's Daringbadi records minus 5 degree Celsius Thursday, December 18, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Daringbadi popularly known as Kashmir of Odisha's records minus 5 degree Celsius. The mercury level dropped to minus point 5 degree celsius at Daringbadi on Thursday at 5.30am which is said to be the lowest temperature of the season in the entire state of Odisha. Experts debate ways to make Odisha cities smart; Bhubaneswar to soon get BRTS, MRTS Thursday, December 18, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Smart City is among the new buzz words with the Narendra Modi government at the hot seat, but what exactly is a smart city is a matter of debate. While the Government of India has already released a draft policy document on its plan of developi... Memorandum submitted to Prime Minister seeking direction for CBI inquiry into MiniNg scam in Odisha since 1980 Thursday, December 18, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: Hundreds of  people  under banner of Odisha Jana Adhikar Parishad  gathered  and held Dharaa at Jantar Mantar demanding  CBI inquiry into corruption, illegalities and irregularities in respect of allotment of land by diff... Indian Sand artist pays tribute to Pakistan Army School victims through sand sculpture at Odisha beach Thursday, December 18, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Puri: Acclaimed Indian sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo has created a sand sculpture at the golden sea-beach (near Light House), Puri, situated at a distance of 65 km, from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, to express his deep condolence for the innocen... Odisha govt directs collectors of 11 districts to register migrant workers Thursday, December 18, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The state Panchayati Raj department directed collectors of 11 districts on Wednesday to register workers at the gram panchayat level without fail. In a letter, the Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the department asked the collectors to entrust the... Odisha Government cancels Plots/flats allotted under discretionary quota since 1995 Thursday, December 18, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha cabinet decides to cancel Plots/flats allotted under discretionary quota since 1.1.1995 to be cancelled. More than one allotment to be probed by vigilance.A total of 1791 discretionary quota plots have been cancelled by the state C... Odisha Cabinet to meet today, to discuss about 9 proposals Thursday, December 18, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet meeting under chairmanship of CM Naveen at State Secretariat at noon today. Cabinet will discuss about 9 proposals during the meeting. Cabinet likely to discuss the recommendations of the Taradutta committee government land distr... PIL filed in Odisha High Court against creation of corpus fund to refund of money to duped chit fund investors Thursday, December 18, 2014 Bhubaneswar: PIL filed in Odisha High Court against creation of corpus fund to refund of money to investors. Challenging the State Government’s recent notification to create a ‘corpus fund’ for the purpose of refund of money to investors who have been duped by the chit ... Centre to revive FCIL unit of Talcher in Odisha through coal gasification technology Thursday, December 18, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: Revival of FCIL unit of Talcher through coal gasification technology is proposed through a joint Venture, to be set up soon. This was decided in a meeting under the chairmanship of the Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Shri Ananth Kumar in ... BJP faults Odisha Government for not allowing meeting of Amit Shah at PMG Square Thursday, December 18, 2014 Bhubaneswar: BJP state unit faults Odisha Government for not allowing meeting of Amit Shah at PMG Square in Bhubaneswar. Informing about BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to Odisha, K V Singh Deo, a public meeting will be addressed by the party president at Bhubaneswar on 6 January... BJP, Congress demand questioning of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in coal block allocation case Thursday, December 18, 2014 Bhubaneswar: BJP, Congress demand questioning of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in coal block allocation case .  BJP State president KV Singh Deo on Wednesday demanded that the CBI also quiz Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as he had recommended to the PM... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates annual State-level children's festival Sargiful Mahotsav' Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates annual State-level children’s festival Sargiful Mahotsav.  The SC and ST Development Department hosting the three-day annual State-level children&r... Odisha CM urges Centre to establish Central Institute of Classical Odia Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urges Centre to establish Central Institute of Classical Odia. On this regards CM Patnaik writes letter to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani. CM Patnaik in his letter said ... Children gathered at Odisha beach to pay tribute to Peshawar massacre victims Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Puri: A group of terrorist attacked a school in Northern Pakistan on Tuesday killing at least 145 people, most of them students under the age of 15. More than 180 others were injured.   Today renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattna... Duped Depositors from Odisha taken on to Jantar Mantar against Duping;There will be Amendments of all Acts, says FM Jaitley Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: Thousands of Duped Depositors , the victims  of  the Collective  Investments  scheme  normally  termed  by Media  as Chit Fund Scam  Victims organized Rally and demonstration   at Jantar Mantar &n... Justice Pramath Patnaik of Odisha High Court transferred to Jharkhand HC Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Cuttack: Additional judge of Odisha High Court Justice Pramath Patnaik has been transferred to Jharkhand High Court. Patnaik would take charge of his duty at Jharkhand High Court by December 29. Notably, on September 24, Justice Patnaik was sworn in as the ... Condolence prayer by students of KISS, KiiT International School in Odisha Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KiiT International School paid homage to the victims of Peshawar Army School massacre in Pakistan, in a condolence meeting held at KISS campus on December 17, 2014. Twenty-two thousa... Indian Oil Corporation to commission Polypropylene (PP) plant in Odisha during 2017-18 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL) is establishing a refinery of 15 MMTPA capacity at Paradip, Odisha, at... Odisha Police destroyed 4 Maoist camps in Telan forest of Kalahandi Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Kalahandi:  Police, Naxals exchange fire in Telan forest of Kalahandi district. 4 Maoist camps destroyed during the operation. This was informed by the IG (South western range) Jaswant Kumar Jethwa.  Sec... Odisha produces about 4.4 lakh quintals of Kendu leaves annually, 20,000 skilled man power engaged annually Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Bhubaneswar: As per information received from the Govt. of Odisha, it produces about 4.4 lakh quintals of Kendu leaves (KL) annually which includes 3.5 lakh quintals processed KL, 0.81 lakh quintal of Phal and O.1 lakh quintals growers KL. The number of KL pluckers is of the order of 8 l... Odisha govt allows Tata Steel to resume mining from 4 iron ore mines in State until Jan 28, 2015 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Odisha government allows Tata Steel to resume mining from 4 iron ore mines in State until Jan 28, 2015 .  Four mining leases held by Tata Steel - Bamebari, Katamati, Joda East and Joda West -were suspended by the state government since Nov... Odisha High Court issued notice to Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Kandhamal BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh on a quo warranto writ petition, in which the petitioner has challenged her election stating that she automatically disqualifies to become a Member of Indian Parliament as she conti... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Condemns Peshwar School Attack Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today condemned the terror attack in a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Speaking to media persons on this, the Chief Minister said, "I am totally horrified by this horrible incident. The severest punishment should be ... KIIT & KISS Founder Achyuta Samanta Awarded in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Vijayawada: Dr. Pinnamaneni and Seethadevi Foundation has awarded Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, educationist and social entrepreneur, at its 24 Annual Award giving ceremony. The award was presented to Dr. Samanta at a function held at Siddharth... Mass Dharana organised in front of Parliament demanding CBI inquiry into Mining Scam in Odisha Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: Thousands of people  hailed from Odisha staged  Dharana at Jantara Mantara demanding  CBI inquiry  into mining scam in  Odisha  as per the findings  of  Justice Shah Commission   enchanting slogan agai... Third RTE Stock Taking Convention - Odisha RTE Forum Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: As it’s already five years since the RCFCE-2009(Right to Education Act) came into force and as a response the Odisha state rule on RTE was notified more than four year ago. Since then there has been certain encouraging steps in terms of r... 26 more services come under the purview of Odisha Right to Public Services Act Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Bhubaneswar: 26 more services come under the purview of Odisha Right to Public Services Act after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's approval.  With the latest inclusion, the number of services increased to 69. Among the new ... 3 college students killed in Odisha in a road mishap Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Rourkela: Three college students were killed in a road accident on the outskirts of Rourkela this morning. The three students of Vedvyas College were on the way to their college on a bike when collided head-on with a speeding truck near Chikatamati near Ved... Omfed Milk rate in Odisha to be costlier by Rs 2 from December 21 Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The state-owned Odisha State Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (Omfed) has decided to hike the price of milk by Rs 2. The new rate will be effective from Dec 21.   After the hike, consumers have to pay Rs 32  per li... Odisha so far procured 25 lakh quintal of paddy from farmers against target of 44 lakh metric tonne Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The State Government has procured a total of 25 lakh quintal of paddy from farmers against the target of 44 lakh metric tonne during the current Kharif and Rabi seasons as on Monday. It was revealed at a review meeting held under chairmanship of Food Supply and Consumer Welf... Odisha administration sounded bird flu alert in Chilika Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Bhubaneswar: Odisha administration sounded bird flu alert in Chilika after hundreds of migratory birds were found dead in the lake area during  the last week. Though postmortem has not been carried out on any of the dead birds yet bird flu is suspected to be the primary reason for t... BJP alleged Odisha Government utterly failed to procure paddy from farmers Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Bhubaneswar: BJP State Unit on Monday criticizes the state government for failing to procure paddy from western Odisha farmers. The BJP State chief spokesperson, Suresh Pujari alleged that the State Government utterly failed to procure paddy in western Odisha by letting farmers’ fa... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates National Toshali Crafts Mela-2014 Monday, December 15, 2014 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurates National Toshali Crafts Mela-2014. The mela is inaugurated by Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik  at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar in the presence of Minister H.T. & H, Smt Sneha... CBI charged MLA Pravat Tripathy, Tripathy taken Rs 42Lakh from AT group Monday, December 15, 2014 Bhubaneswar: The CBI has charged Banki MLA and former president of the Odisha State Cooperative Union, with receiving Rs 42 lakh from AT group in return for the patronage he extended to it.  Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said in its preliminary...
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