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Shivering cold wave swept across Odisha; minus 3 degree Celsius in Kandhamal Saturday, January 14, 2012 Bhubaneswar: With the unseasonal showers gone, cold wave swept across Odisha on Saturday. The mercury plunged uncharacteristically across the State during the daytime while the night temperature dipped once again. Shivering cold wave swept across Odisha's Kandhamal district with ... Odisha Government postpones Matriculation examination to March 19 due to panchayat polls Saturday, January 14, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government decides to postpone Matriculation examination to March 19 due to panchayat polls. Earlier the examination was scheduled to be held in March 12. It should be noted that 5.5 lakh candidates to appear in the examination.<... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meets Union Minister Kumari Selja Saturday, January 14, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja at New Delhi on Friday. Sources said Patnaik discusses about the preservation Konark Temple. He reportedly request her for mor... Odisha: Fire in Coromandel Express Saturday, January 14, 2012 Bhubaneswar: A fire broke out in a general compartment of Chennai-Howrah Coromandel Express near Lingaraj railway station here on Friday. However, the flames were extinguished before they could spread. The fire was spotted in the coach, second from the engine, when th... Odisha: Prof. N. L. Mitra Appointed as new Chancellor of KIIT University Saturday, January 14, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Prof. N. L. Mitra, a well known legal academician, has taken over as the new Chancellor of KIIT University with effect from 8th January 2012.      Prof. Mitra is credited with giving a new direction ... Innovative Sugarcane farming practice boon for Odisha farmers Friday, January 13, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Farmers cultivating Sugarcane in a new innovative method called Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI)in Nayagarh, Ganjam and Baragada shared their experience in recently concluded State Level Workshop on Sustainable Sugarcane Initiativ... Odisha: Culling of birds continues in Kerang area of Khurda to tackle bird flu Friday, January 13, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Culling of birds continues in second day at Kerang area of Khurda to tackle bird flu. According to official sources, as many as 9,000 birds were culled by 10 Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) comprising 50 trained personnel including doctors, ve... Media rights Body MUFP Condemns Odisha Minister's disparaging remarks against media Friday, January 13, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: The Media Unity for Freedom of Press (MUFP) strongly condemns some recent public statements by Pradip Maharathi, Minister, Agriculture in which he has targeted the media and media persons and also cast aspersions on them. In... Odisha: Maoist ‘dikat’ makes people panic in Malkangiri Friday, January 13, 2012 Report by Deba Prasad  Dash; Malkangiri: Shadow  of  terror looms large over the three-tier panchayat elections with Maoist posters and banners creating panic in Nakamamudi area  under Kudmulgumma block limits  on Thursday, the last day for closing of  ... Odisha: Death of many crows and ducks create panic in Jajpur Friday, January 13, 2012 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: The mysterious epidemic that has claimed many crows and hens in some areas of Odisha recently has now spread to Jajpur district , with about 150 crow and ducks deaths in Jajpur Road over last two days , triggering panic among residents who have been... ADB to provide more assistance to developmental projects in Odisha Friday, January 13, 2012 Bhubaneswar: Asian Development Bank delegation meets Odisha chief secretary at the State Secretariat . Executive Director of the ADB Asok Lahidi discussed with Chief Secretary Bijay Patnaik at the State Secretariat relating to the progress of various ongoing ADB-funded p... Odisha: No nomination filed in 13 Gram Panchyats in Kashipur region Thursday, January 12, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: No nomination papers were filed for the 12 gram panchyats in Kashipur block, even as the filing of nominations closed today. The ongoing election process for the three tier panchyat raj poll has been disrupted in Kashipur region following the agi... Odisha: Villagers To Protest Against Non Construction of Bridge after Collapse of 120 Year Old Bridge Thursday, January 12, 2012 Report by Akshya Rout;  Jajpur: Large numbers of villagers of both the side of the river Budha a tributary of Baitarani in Jajpur district have decided to stage a protest against the failure of the authorities to commence works on the new bridge at Rudhia on the river and the n... Odisha: Culling of bird population started in affected Bird Flu areas of Khurda district Thursday, January 12, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Team comprising of veterinary doctors, live stock inspectors, police and forest officials today started culling of the bird population in the bird flu affected areas of Khurda district, including the only poultry farm having over 22,000 bi... Odisha: Patient got wrong blood in the Hospital Thursday, January 12, 2012 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: A woman is undergoing treatment in a serious condition in the district government hospital after she was allegedly given transfusion of a wrong blood group by the technician of the blood bank of the hospital on Monday. Her condition is stated to be cri... IAS trainees team visit Odisha's Rayagada for study on tribal development Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: To have a better idea about the development activities taken up for tribal’s in the district, particularly in the remote and interior pockets, a 2011 batch of 16 IAS trainees from different states were  visited  the district as a part of t... Odisha: Villagers to boycott panchyat election protesting govt's apathy Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Giving a jolt to the ongoing election process, around 60 families’ Padmpur village in  Sindhrimal Gram Panchyat  under Malkangiri panchyat samiti limits have announced boycott of forthcoming three tier panchyat election  and ... Centre directs to kill hens and chicks within three kilometer radius of Odisha's Kerang village Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Centre directs to kill hens and chicks within three kilometer radius of Kerang. Decision taken after visit of Central team of experts. Ten teams to start mass killing of hens and chicks in Kerang from Thursday morning. Over 38,000 birds to... XIMB’s Initiative Bears Fruit!; The 3-Continent Management Program Reaches Odisha Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The First Batch of the one-year 3-Continent Master of Global Management (3C MGM) Programme commenced in September 2011 at the Antwerp Management School, Belgium. The students who hail from several countries wil... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to visit Delhi from Jan 12 for 5 days Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Bhubaneswar:  Chief minister Naveen Patnaik will leave for a 5-day tour to New Delhi starting from Thursday. Sources in the chief minister’s office said that Patnaik during his tour, is scheduled to meet a number of Union ministers relating to the fulfillment of demands of the ... 100% milk adulterated in Odisha reveals study Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Report by P K Pattanaik; Bhubaneswar:  A government study unfold the socking truth that milks  available in Odisha market are hundred  percent adulterated. Odisha’s  milk is contaminated with substances ranging from salt to detergent and may not be safe to drink ... Odisha: Panchyat election likely to be disrupted in Rayagada Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada:Three tier panchyat election is likely to be disrupted in district after a group of people belonging to the Jhodia community have reportedly locked the Gram Panchayat offices in as many as seven locations to protest their non inclusion in the list... Odisha CM approves Rs17,000-crore Annual Plan for 2012-13 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved Rs 17,000 crore Annual Plan during 2012-13, the first year of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan on Tuesday.   While the outlay for the State's 2011-12 Annual Plan was capped at Rs15,200 crore, it has been hiked for the next f... Odisha Government to prepare eco-tourism plan for sanctuaries Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The State Government has decided to formulate a comprehensive Ecotourism Plan in Sanctuary and National Park areas. Chief Secretary, Bijay Kumar Patnaik asked the Forest and Environment Department authorities to prepare the Ecotourism plan to be operational from the ... Supreme Court rejects Kolkata Port Trust plea Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a special leave petition (SLP) of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) which had challenged an interim order passed by the Odisha High Court in September last year restraining the KoPT from going ahead with its plan to expand the port limits... Odisha Steel industry faces acute iron ore shortage Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Report by P K Pattanaik; Bhubaneswar: Major growth driver of Odisha’s economy, the steel industry faces acute raw material (iron ore and chrome ore) shortage due to closure of many mines in the state. Most of the companies are unable to continue production from last 5-6 months. Odisha Government to construct 14 permanent night shelters in State for the homeless Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government decided to construct 14 permanent night shelters in the State for the homeless and distressed people. Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik told newsmen here on Monday that in compliance of the apex court’s directive, the State Government has de... Union Ministry of Environment gives green nod to proposed port near Odisha's Subarnarekha river mouth Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Bhbubaneswar: The proposed all-weather multipurpose port near the Subarnarekha river mouth in Baleswar district has received environmental clearance of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). Earlier, the MoEF had held... Bird flu detected for the first time in Odisha; Bird flu alert issued all over state Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Bhubaneswar:  Bird flu was detected for the first time in Odisha as the central laboratory confirmed the virus in two dead fowls in Khurda district, official sources said today. Following the detection of bird flu virus in Keranga in Khurda district, the State Go... Odisha Police arrests ruling BJD leader for link with Maoists Monday, January 09, 2012 Phulbani: Odisha Police arrests a ruling BJD leader in Kandhamal district for link with Maoists. A ruling BJD leader Junus Pradhan was today arrested for alleged links with Maoists and involvement in recent landmine blasts, police said.A landmine went off when a polic... Common people’s voice has no value: Manish Sisodia (Team Anna member) Monday, January 09, 2012 Manish Sisodia, a key member in Anna Hazare’s team was in Odisha recently to attend a three day programme on Lokpal issue and interacted with the youth. Speaking to Pradeep Baisakh, Senior Editor, OrissaDiary.com he laments the irresponsiveness o... Odisha: Final list of contestants of Panchayat polls on Jan 18 Monday, January 09, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission has announced the polling schedule for the three tier panchayat elections to be held in five phases between February 11 and 19. While the first phase of polling would be held on February 11, the second phase will follow on Febru... Road mishaps claim 3,900 lives every year in Odisha Monday, January 09, 2012 Bhubaneswar: More than 9,000 road accidents take place every year in Odisha that kill over 3,900 and leave 11,000 plus others injured. This was revealed by chief secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik while addressing at the closing ceremony of the State Level Road Safety Week he... Odisha: Preparations in full swing Koraput district for Koraput district Sunday, January 08, 2012 Report by Manoranjan Routray; Koraput: As the procedure of filling nomination papers for the three tier Panchayat elections began Saturday preparations are in full swing. According to official sources, the Koraput district administration is going to conduct the elections in five pha... Maoists killed one person in Odisha suspecting to be a police informer Sunday, January 08, 2012 Report by Manoranjan Routray; Koraput: Maoists have opened their account on the first day of filling nomination of three –tier Panchayat election by killing a tribal in Koraput district on 7th January suspecting to be a police informer.  The tribal Enkanna Kadraka, villager ... Odisha Government to introduce Biometric attendance in college hospitals Sunday, January 08, 2012 Bhubaneswar:  In order to regularise the attendance system of hospital staffs and to ensure timely attendance to the patients in medical college hospitals in the state sector as also in government hospitals at district and sub-divisional levels, the Odisha government on Satu... Curtains Down on 99th Indian Science Congress at Odisha's capital city Sunday, January 08, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: The ultimate objective of any scientific pursuit is to improve quality of life of people, said Shri M. C. Bhandare, H.E. Governor of Odisha at the valedictory ceremony of the 99th Indian Science Congress at KIIT University on January... SC division bench dismisses SLPs challenging HC order on OPGC BoP tender issue Saturday, January 07, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: In a boost to the state govt and Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), the honourable Supreme Court has dismissed the special leave petitions filed by BJP leader and former minister Manmohan Samal and others challenging ... Odisha: Teacher- Attacked Student - Corporal Punishment Saturday, January 07, 2012 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: A teacher allegedly assaulted a class ninth student of Sahadev Bidyapitha at Kharagapur village under Balichandrapur police station of Jajpur district.The student Tushar Kanta Barik (13) of village Tigiria suffered injuries in his hand and ... Odisha CM says Centre cannot afford to ignore balanced regional development Saturday, January 07, 2012 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has been asking for Special Category status for some time now. The fact that the state has been performing well in the last decade in terms of growth and poverty reduction should not be used against the Government for den... Odisha CM says Centre should immediately impose the proposed Mineral Resource Rent Tax Saturday, January 07, 2012 Report by OrissaDiary.com bureau; Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister, Odisha had written to the Prime Minister last August about the imposition of a Mineral Resource Rent Tax on the super normal profits being made by the mining companies from there sources owned by the State. The State ... Odisha can progress without SCS status: Ahluwalia Saturday, January 07, 2012 Bhubaneswar: Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Friday did not appreciate the demand of the Odisha government for Speial Category State status. I do not agree that some people say the State cannot progress without Special Category Status, he... Odisha: Rules to be framed for PESA Act Saturday, January 07, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to formulate rules for the effective implementation of the Panchayat Extension in Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act soon. Briefing newsmen after presiding over a high-level review meeting at the State Secretariat here on Friday, ch... Odisha Govt to increase 100 MBBS seats in 3 state-run colleges Saturday, January 07, 2012 Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government on Friday decided to increase 100 seats in the MBBS stream in each of the three state-run medial colleges in Cuttack, Berhampur and Burla. Briefing newsmen after presiding over a high-level meeting at the State Secretariat here, c... Centre asks Odisha to suggest alternate measures for mineral tax Saturday, January 07, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The Centre has asked the Naveen Pattanaik government to suggest alternate measures in place of its proposal for imposition of Mineral Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) and advocated further study of the proposal already approved by the state cabinet. Between the lines, it ind... Odisha: Anti Posco leader Abhya Sahoo’s bail rejected; Narayan Reddy’s bail consideration deferred Saturday, January 07, 2012 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The controversial anti Posco leader Abhya Sahoo’s bail plea was refused by additional district judge of Jagatsinghpur on Thursday. Kujanga police had picked up Sahoo on 25 November following a case registered against him stating a co ... World is now looking after China, India says Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday, January 06, 2012 Report by P K Pattanaik; Bhubaneswar: Like sixties of eighties everything will not be easy for us. The world is changing at much faster pace. So be ready to face the changes said deputy chairman of planning commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia here. During the 7Th convocatio... Odisha CM approves proposal to publish official gazette notifications in Odia language Friday, January 06, 2012 Bhubaneswar: After getting the state's spelling changed from Orissa to Odisha, chief minister Naveen Patnaik has approved a proposal to publish official gazette notifications in Odia language. This would make lakhs of Odia-loving people happy as the people who are not ac... Odisha Government to implement e-transit system to check illegal mining Friday, January 06, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday decided to implement the e- transit pass system to check illegal mining particularly the mining theft and irregular movement of mineral laden vehicles. Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik after a meeting of the State Level Ta... Maoists kill three policemen in Odisha; CM announces 8 lakh ex-gratia Friday, January 06, 2012 Bhubaneswar: The Maoists on Thursday triggered a landmine blast in Kandhamal district, blowing up a police vehicle killing three policemen on the spot and critically injuring three. Condemning the incident in the strongest terms, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs...
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