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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urges Prime Minister to extend Assistance to CESU Saturday, February 11, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urges Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to extend Assistance to the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) in Odisha under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Progra... Odisha: First phase of panchayat elections ends Saturday, February 11, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: First phase of panchayat elections in Odisha ends with peacefull manner. Report says only violence occurs in 7 booths rather than overall first phase of panchayat elections was quite and peaceful. In Brahmagiri merchants looted ballo... Odisha RTI Initiative bags National e-Governance Award Saturday, February 11, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: The State Governmentís initiative on e-Governance has brought laurels for the state with the RTI Central Monitoring Mechanism (www.rtiorissa.gov.in) implemented by Information and Public Rela... Odisha: State Election Commission calls on media in State to stop election propaganda Friday, February 10, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission calls on all print and electronic media in State to stop election propaganda. SEC requested the Information and Public Relation Department of state government in its letter no 2338/SEC Thursday to stop p... Odisha:Maoists kill BSF Commanadant, three others in IED blast Friday, February 10, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: In a preplanned bloodiest attack on the Border Security Forces ahead of the first phase of three tier panchyat poll in the district tomorrow, Maoist rebels in an ambush today killed four BSF personnelís including Balimela... Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik effects minor reshuffle in cabinet Friday, February 10, 2012 Report by OrisssaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday reshuffles his cabinet after the resignation of Excise minister AU Singhdeo on Thursday. Planning & coordination department charges given to minister Usha Devi, who is in char... Odisha: Security heightened for first phase poll Friday, February 10, 2012 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: The stage is all set for the first phase of three tiers panchyat elections to be held on Saturday   with 4 of the 15 Zilla Parishad constituencies in the district going to the polls amid heavy security arrangements, officials said... Odisha: It is an acid test for Congress, BJD in Rayagada Zone-A Friday, February 10, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: Election to Zone-A, is going to be an acid test for all the political parties, particularly the ruling BJD and Congress in the ensuing   panchayat polls. The signs are clear that the ruling party and the Congress, the main Opposition, have... Odisha: 25 ministers resign from Naveen's cabinet in 13 years, opposition demands Naveen's resignation Friday, February 10, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: After the resignation of Excise, Planning and Co-ordination Minister AU Singh Deo from the Cabinet on Thursday, opposition parties and intellectuals question Chief Minister's ability and efficiency in administration. Opposition parties not be... Odisha's Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art magic with snow in Japan Thursday, February 09, 2012 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: Odisha-based international sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art magic with snow in Japan. Pattnaik crafts a sculpture in Japan's Sapporo city next month on the impact of climate change.It should be noted that Inte... Odisha CM inaugurates 15th National Conference on e-Governance Thursday, February 09, 2012 Report by Pravu Prasad Routray; Bhuabneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates 15th National Conference on e-Governance at KIIT Convention Centre, Bhubaneswar on Thursday. He said my Government having recognised the importance of the sector, has adopted a pro-activ... Odisha: BJD MP BJ Panda to speak at the Kennedy School of Harvard University Thursday, February 09, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha: BJD MP BJ Panda to speak at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University on Thursday, February 9, 2012. He will speak on the topic "India's global agenda: A domestic policy view". He will be discussing India's globa... Odisha Excise minister AU Singh Deo resigns over hooch tragedy Thursday, February 09, 2012 Report by OrissaaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Excise minister A U Singh Deo resigns owning moral responsibility for Cuttack hooch tragedy.  Mr. Uday Singh Deo sends resignation letter to CM Naveen Pattanik. CM Naveen Pattanik forwarded the resignation letter to Gove... Odisha: Opposition Congress blames state Govt over hooch tragedy Thursday, February 09, 2012 Bhubaneswar:  The Opposition Congress has dragged the state government into trouble by demanding resignation of the excise minister in the Cuttack hooch tragedy in which 27 people have died so far and many others are struggling for life at the SCB Medical College and Hospital i... Odisha Police sealed Pharmaceuticals firm, arrest 9 over deaths due to illicit liquor Thursday, February 09, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The twin city police on Wednesday raided a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm and six medicine stores in the city and took to custody nine persons, including a woman, following 29 deaths due to illicit liquor at Mahidharpada and some nearby villages in Cuttack distric... Odisha CM reviewed situation arising out of hooch tragedy, orders best possible treatment to victims Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident of deaths in Khurdha and Cuttack districts. A retired High Court Judge will head the Inquiry Commission. Chief Minister also ordered exemplary acti... Spurious liquor kills over 30 people in Odisha Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Over 3o people killed in Odisha by consuming spurious liquor in Cuttack district and Khurda district. This tragic incidence happened in Monday evening in Barang-Mahidharpada area under the Cuttack district.While 22 people died at ... Odisha: SEC asks Congress to withdraw manifesto for panchayat polls Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: In a significant development State Election Commission asks Congress to withdraw manifesto for panchayat polls. State Election Commission says Congress can reprint it minus three parts including cartoon of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Odisha: Spurious liquor kills over 23 people; CM orders judicial probe Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Report by Pravuprasad Routray; Bhubaneswar: Over 23 people killed in Odisha by consuming spurious liquor in Cuttack district and Khurda district. This tragic incidence happened in Monday evening in Barang-Mahidharpada area under the Cuttack district. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik or... Odisha: Border Security Forces bust Maoist camp, ammos seized Wednesday, February 08, 2012  Report by Kishore Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: The Kalimela based Border Security Forces and local police have busted a Maoist camp in the Tekguda jungle in the wee hours on Tuesday. The elite paramilitary forces surrounded the Maoist hideout, about 50 km from here... Odisha: One held for trafficking, ten minors rescued at Bengaluru Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Ten minor tribal girls from the Maoist strongholds of Telrai, Nalagunthi and Sudhakonda area under Kalimela police limits were rescued and one agent arrested from Bengaluru Railway station on Saturday, said Malkangiri IIC R.... Odisha: Naveen does speech replay in Rayagada Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: The Chief Ministerís speech at JKPur in Rayagada on Monday was more or less the same as in his previous campaigns for the panchayat poll in other parts of the state. Naveen Patnaik, on Monday, addressed huge gatherings at JKPur Durga Puja Ground ... Odisha Government culled 38,000 poultry birds, destroyed Two lakh eggs Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Bhubaneswar: At least 38,000 poultry birds were killed in three daysn the capital city following detection of the H5N1 virus at the Government of Indiaís Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO).The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Khurda district administ... Odisha: Poll Body reserved its verdict on controversial manifesto of Congress party Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission today reserved its verdict on the Congress manifesto issue. The SEC had issued notices to both the Congress and the BJD which had raised objections to certain sections of the manifesto.  According to sources, the SEC is likely to pr... India's greatest water scam unearthed? Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Sambalpur: Information available with Water Initiatives Odisha(WIO), a conglomerate of Civil Society Organisation working on water issue reveals that up to November 2011, industries and commercial establishments were yet to pay near to a w... Odisha: Normal life completely paralyzed at Angul due to bandh call by Jindal displaced families Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath, Angul: Normal life on Tuesday completely paralyzed at Angul due to bandh call by Jindal displaced families. Affected villagers have called a dawn-to-dusk bandh on 7th February demanding immediate fulfillment of their 20-point charter of demands. All... Western Odisha Dalit Suraksha Parisad demanded judicial inquiry in Lathor incident Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Report by Prafull Sharma; Sambalpur: Western Odisha Dalit Suraksha Parisad has demanded to the government to take action against the Bolangir collectore,Bolangir SP & the Khaprakhol thana in charge with this by condemning the incident of attacked on dalits at Lathor under Kha... Odisha CM says Congress s not done anything for the people of state Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Report by Basant Rath; Nabarangpur: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Pattanik, on Tuesday morning  visited to Nishnahandi under Nabarangpur assembly constituency, later   Dabugam, Raighar and Jharigam  Assembly constituency of Nabarangpur district to campa... Odisha Government culled over 36,000 poultry birds in Bhubaneswar Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government culled over 36,000 poultry birds in Bhubaneswar. On Monday an estimated 9,857 birds were culled. While around 20,000 chickens were culled at the CDPO on Sunday. More than 36,000 pure bred birds, had been culled in farms of the Central Poult... Odisha: Wheel Chaired Teacher A Presiding Officer In The Rural Polls in Jajpur Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: To work as a presiding officer in the coming Gram Panchayat elections is a huge responsibility , especially when you are a wheel chaired teacher . Meet Pramod Kumar Jena of Ajipur primary school a polio patien... Odisha: Ruling BJD MP alleges involvement of Congress MLA in murder of party leader Monday, February 06, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha's ruling Biju  Janata Dal alleges involvement of Congress MLA in murder of party leader in Aska . BJD MP Nityananda Pradhan alleges Sanakhemundi MLA Ramesh Jena involved in murder of party leader Congress Nayak in Aska. <... Odisha selected for national e-governance awards 2012 Monday, February 06, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: The State Government's initiative in IT sector yielded result as the Union Government has recognised its superlative works towards e-governance and as a token of this recognition. Odisha has been selected for the award under ... Odisha likely to deploy UAV or drone to monitor operations against Naxals Monday, February 06, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government likely to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drone to monitor operations against Naxal.  Sources say Home Department of Odisha government asks Tata Advanced Systems to send proposal in this regard. ... Odisha: Naveen plays development card to woo voters in Malkangiri Monday, February 06, 2012 Reprot by Kishore Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: With barely five days to go for the panchayat polls, the battle of the ballot has reached a fever pitch here with he Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today attacked the Congress during his s... Odisha Government creates OTAS cadre to strengthen tax administration Monday, February 06, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government creates Odisha Taxation and Accounts Service (OTAS) cadre to strengthen the tax administration. This was said by finance minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei. He said that the cadre strength would be around 800 and th... Odisha: State Election Commission to hear Congress manifesto on Feb 7 Monday, February 06, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission on Sunday decided to hold a hearing Congress manifesto controversy on February 7 with both parties present at its office. According to SEC sources, the commission has summoned both the respondent Congress and the complainant part... Centre likely to provide Rs 392 crore to Odisha under RKVY in 2012-13 Monday, February 06, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Central Government likely to provide assistance to Odisha under the Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) during the 2012-13 financial year for implementation of various activities under the agriculture and allied sectors. This... Odisha: Celebration of Eid Milad-un-Nabi with religious zeal, fervour in Bhadrak Sunday, February 05, 2012 Reported by Imran & Niyaz; Bhadrak: Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrated in Odisha's Bhadrak town with religious zeal, fervourż. In Bhadrak today more than fifty different procession comes to  showcasing the life of Prophet (S.A.W). all aged people take participant on it in diff... Odisha: Naveen to campaign in Maoist hotbed tomorrow Sunday, February 05, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: With the Biju Janata Dal candidates in M.V-79 and Mathili Zilla Parishad zones facing stiff opposition from their Congress rivals, the party supreme and Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik would campaign for the party candidat... Culling of birds begin in Odisha's capital city after Bird-flu virus detected Sunday, February 05, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Culling of birds begin in Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar after detection of Bird-flu virus on Saturday. Ten rapid response teams (RRT) have been formed to handle the situation, five of them have been engaged in the culling operati... Odisha: Districts submit Reports at SEC; 7498 Highly Sensitive Booths Sunday, February 05, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: There are 7498 highly intensive booths have been identified by all collectors in their final report submitted at the State Election Commission (SEC). 35987 sensitive booths are also pointed out along with 44066 normal polling booths.... Odisha Government promoted 6 IAS officers; IAS Aparajita Sarangi new Higher Education Secretary Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by Pravu Prasad Routray; Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, the state government today promoted six IAS officers. The decision will be implemented after the approval of state election commission.  The most significant development is State government ... Odisha: Protestors continue their demonstration: Jindal administration to fulfill their rest demands Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath, Angul: As per Honorable High Court order the land loser agree to open the main gate on 4th February, but still the demonstration is going in front of the power plant  of JSPL.  Although We respect the High Court order but as the company no... Odisha: Culling of birds in Bhubaneswar after detection of bird flu virus Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government to culling nearly 40,000 birds after detection of bird flu virus in Bhubaneswar. Centre gives permission for culling in 3-km radius of Jayadev Vihar in Bhubaneswar. Earlier in the day Bird flu virus detected in government... Indian, US artists' 'jugalbandi' programme' at Odisha's Puri beach Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau, Bhubaneswar: A  Jugalbandi of 3D Chalk Painting - Sand Sculpture is organized jointly by US Consulate General, Hyderabad and Odisha Tourism at Puri Beach near Panthanivas , Puri on 4th and 5th February, 2012. Which will be placed in Limca Bo... Odisha: Maoist 'dikat' dampens campaign, no top leader tours Malkangiri Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Though only a few day left for the first phase of the three tier panchyat poll to be held on February 11, campaigning in the district has become dampened due to the Maoist threat. Campaign for local polls is yet to pick up i... Odisha: Bird flu detected in government-run Central Poultry Development Organisation Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by Suchimsita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Bird flu virus detected in government-run Central Poultry Development Organisation in the capital city Bhubaneswar. This was confirmed by the state government official. It should be noted that the state government had recently sent three p... Odisha: Main gate of Jindal factory opened as per HC instructions Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath; Angul: Main gate of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) factory opened as per HC instructions in Angul on Saturday.  But the association representing displaced families continue dharna outside the gate. It should be noted that the Odi... Odisha: Major triumph for poll body, HC upholds SEC's order over panchayat polls Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Cuttack: In a major triumph for the State Election Commission, today Orissa High Court gave its final verdict in SECís favour. The single bench judgement passed by Justice SK Mishra prevented the poll aspirants other than the Zilla Parishad membe... Odisha: Congress submits reply to show cause notice of SEC Saturday, February 04, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Congress today came back with its reply to the show cause notice served by State Election Commission on Jan 31. Party Vice President Shibananda Ray today submitted their report before the commission where they have mentioned that the...
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