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Winter session of Odisha Assembly to start from today; Opposition ready to nail Government Friday, December 09, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: The Winter session of Odisha Assembly to start from today; the session, scheduled to conclude on December 31, would have 19 working days. Opposition parties ready to nail Government  in the house on this session. Despite the twin win ... Odisha Police nabs a gang of fake Maoists in Malkangiri Thursday, December 08, 2011 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: A gang of 12 fake Maoists were nabbed after its members walked into a trap laid by a special team of Malkangiri police led by Sub-inspector Sujit Naik on Wednesday evening. Acting on a tip-off, the team rushed to ‘Suliapahad’ area o... Odisha: Anti-socials, goons attacked OrissaDiary.com reporter at Chhendipada, Angul Thursday, December 08, 2011 Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath, Angul: In yet another case of attack on fourth pillar, a TV & web journalist Mr. Sangram Ranjan Nath, has been brutally attacked by villagers in Chendipada, near Angul. The Scribe, Mr. Sangram Ranjan Nath, a well - known journalist and ... POSCO-India appeals to locals in Odisha to facilitate movement of containers for opening of site office Thursday, December 08, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: POSCO-India appeals to local people in Odisha to facilitate movement of containers for opening of site office in Jagatsinghpur district. In a press statement POSCO-India says the company is fully committed to compl... Odisha CM resents discrimination by Centre in special grants to states Thursday, December 08, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik resents discrimination by Centre in special grants to states. Patnaik asks why Bengal got Rs. 8750 crore and Odisha only Rs. 1700 crore. In a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Mr. Patn... US announces additional humanitarian relief to Odisha flood victims Thursday, December 08, 2011 Report by Ananta Prasad; Bhubaneswar: The United States Chargé d' Affaires to India, Ambassador Peter Burleigh, today announced an additional $497,838 (INR 25,681,513) as United States Government humanitarian relief for flood victims in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.  T... Shah Commission headed by Justice MB Shah arrives in Odisha Thursday, December 08, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The eight-member Shah Commission headed by Justice MB Shah arrived in the Bhubaneswar on Wednesday evening for a week-long mission to probe into the alleged mining scam. The members of the panel who made a night halt at the Raj Bhawan, would move t... Odisha: Triple Murder- Insane Man Kiled Mother , Brother , Sister and Cow Thursday, December 08, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: An insane man axed to death   his mother , brother and sister in village Katikata  under Mangalpur  police station in Jajpur district  on Tuesday night . The deceased persons were identified as Usharani Padhi  (... Odisha: Caste, income, residential certificates to be available in schools Thursday, December 08, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar:  The State Government on Wednesday decided Caste, income, residential certificates to be available in schools. The RI or the tehsildar would hold camps in the High Schools under their jurisdiction to distribute the certificates to the... Odisha: Life continues to hit in Malkangiri Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Public transport continues to remain paralyzed for the sixth day today in Maoist strong holds  and certain interior pockets of the t district as the CPI (Maoist) has been celebrating the 11th formation year of its People’s Liberation G... Odisha Governor interacts with students in Rayagada Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, who reached at the GCD High School Ground here today, visited the Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalya  at Koraput chowk in Rayagada Town   as a part of his district tour and interacted with the... Starvation: Three died in Odisha's Nuapada District Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Report by Prafull Sharma; Sambalpur: According to villagers of Kuliadangri under Karanbahal gram Panchayat of Sinapali Block in Nuapada District three persons has been died due to starvation. Lochani Bewa (60), Durbal Nag (55), Laxman Jagat (27), this three person are suspected c... Odisha: Umarkote MLA Subhas Gond takes oath Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Newly Elected MLA of Umarkote, Subhas Gond on Wednesday took oath as member of the state Legislative Assembly after winning the much hyped by-poll. Speaker Pradeep Amat administered the oath of office and secrecy to Go... Odisha BJP unit condemns Kapil Sibal’s remarks on content regulation of new media Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: State Convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Telecom Consumer Cell , Raja Mishra today condemned the  Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal’s remarks on content regulation   for online    social websites... Odisha: Tribals detained forest personnel in protest against elephant attacks Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: At least 200 tribals including many women detained six forest personnel on Monday in protest against the increasing attacks by wild elephants and denuding trees by forest men at the Fulajhari and Mahagiri hillock under Tamaka forest range in Jajpur ... CCTV footages help Odisha police to arrest jewelry thieves from West Bengal's Murshidabad Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: Jajpur police with the help of Murshidabad police of West Bengal arrested two burglars in Murshidabad on Monday and seized about 200 grams of stolen gold ornaments from them, said Deepak Kumar the district superintendent of police of Jajpur on Tuesday.... Odisha Government to open 3,000 paddy mandis Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Tuesday decided to open 3,000 mandis (procurement centres) to collect paddy. Sources said since the Mandia opened during the 2010-11 procurement year were inadequate for collection of paddy from the farmers, during the current 2011-12 ... Odisha Govt. extends maternity leave to 180 days from 90; 15-days for male employees Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government extends maternity leave to 180 days from 90 and announced introduction of 15-day paternity leave for its male employees. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Bhubanes... Odisha: Maoist torch vehicle, mobile tower machinery in Malkangiri district Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Report by Kishore Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Protesting the killing of their top leader Kishanji in alleged fake police encounter, Maoists on Monday late night , the last day of Bharat Bandh coinciding the 5th day of PLGA Week, set ablaze a vehicles and one Airtel&n... Odisha Governor MC Bhandare to visit Rayagada tomorrow Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Report by KIshore Dash; Rayagada: Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare would visit the tribal dominated and Maoist infested Rayagada tomorrow to interact with the tribal students of some residential schools managed by the SC/ST department. The Governor is likely ... Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan to attain anti Posco agitation in Odisha Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur:  Amidst anti Posco leader Abhya Sahoo is counting his days in Choudwar jail there is no sign decreasing stir against South Korean steel major in proposed project site villages. However anti Posco brigades have proposed to ho... Odisha: Padamashree Tulasi Munda to apprise panel on mines closure fallout Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Noted social worker Padamashree Tulasi Munda on Monday urged the Shah Commission, which is scheduled to visit the State on December 7 in connection with probe into the mining scam, to extend its terms of reference and include the present state of affairs of the poor ... Justice MB Shah on seven-day visit to Odisha from December 7 Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Bhubaneseswar: The central government appointed Shah Commission probing into illegal mining activities in different parts of the country, on seven-day visit to Odisha from December 7. Shah Commission likely to scrutinise the status of iron ore an... Odisha Government assures High Court of taking adequate steps Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government assures High Court of taking adequate steps to remove encroachments from the campus of VSS Medical College hospital of Burla as per the High Court order.The State Health Secretary and the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) of western ... Odisha Government to recruit 17,543 Shiksha Sahayaks Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government decided to provide education to the linguistic minority students belonging to the Muslim, Telugu and Bengali communities studying in primary schools in their own mothertongue. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held under the chairmanshi... CPCB declared Odisha's Jharsuguda-Rengali critically Polluted under CEPI Monday, December 05, 2011 Report by Prafull Sharma; Jharsuguda: Due to gross negligence and outright flouting of pollution norms by the corporate sector established in Jharsuguda-Rengali area are critically polluted according to Central Pollution Control Board. Environment Ministry releas... Odisha CM raises concern over frequent fatal accidents in RSP Monday, December 05, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday raises concern over frequent fatal accidents in Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). He urged the Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma to direct the concerned authorities to stop recurrence of incidents.On this regard Pat... Odisha: Ruling BJD Won the Umerkote By-Poll; opposition alleges tempering of EVMs Sunday, December 04, 2011 Report by Basant Rath; Nabarangpur: Ruling BJD's Subhas Gond on Sunday won the by-election to the Umerkote assembly constituency in Odisha's Maoist-affected Nabarangpur district defeating his nearest BJP candidate by 21,061 votes, officials said. While Subhas Gond polled 54,713 v... Sandy homage to legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand in Odisha Beach Sunday, December 04, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa-based International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today pays to sandy tribute to legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand. He created a sand sculpture on Dev Anand at Chandrabhaga beach of Konark during International Sand Festi... Ruling BJD in Odisha still ahead of rivals in popularity chart; wins Umerkote bypolls Sunday, December 04, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Umerkote: Ruling BJD in Odisha still ahead of rivals in popularity chart among voters. This was proved again after party's candidate Subhas Gond won the by-election to the Umerkote assembly constituency by 21,061 votes.Ruling BJD candidate his... Odisha: Maoists shotdead contractor in Koraput district Sunday, December 04, 2011 Report by Manoranjan Routray; Koraput: As the CPI-Maoists are observing the PLGA (People’s Liberation Guerilla Army) week beginning from 2nd December, on the second day of the week on Saturday, a contractor shot dead by suspected to be Maoists near Bikrampur under Narayanpatna Bl... Odisha cabinet approves first supplementary Budget for 2012; cabinet decides to create new MSME dept Sunday, December 04, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Saturday approves first supplementary Budget estimate for the financial year 2012, amounting to around `3,300 crore. The State Cabinet on Saturday decided to create a new micro, small and medium enterprise department by bifurcating the industries... Odisha JEE to be held on May 6, 2012 Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar:  Orissa Joint Entrance Examination 2012to be held on May 6, 2012. The Policy Planning Body (PPB) constituted consequent upon the provisions of the Odisha Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and f... Odisha: Maoist blocks Chandrapur –Phulbani road Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: Cadres of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) today blocked the Muniguda-Chandrapur-Phulbani road ahead of the 48-hours Nationwide shutdown  beginning tomorrow to protest the killing of one of their top leaders, Kishenj... Odisha remains committed to the empowerment of persons with disabilities Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; New Delhi:  Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Mukul Wasnik presented the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011, in a function held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 3rd December, 2011, on the occa... Odisha: KIIT’s Bigyan Rath Concludes its Journey Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Cuttack: The Bigyan Rath, an innovative initiative of KIIT University and NISER to popularize science among the youths and common people of the State of Odisha, concluded its state-wide journey in Cuttack, the birthplace of renowned scientist... Turtle in Odisha on the verge of extinction Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: All the 22 species of fresh-water- turtles are endangered as per  the Scheduled -1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. But , many poachers catch the turtles from the water-bodies of Bramahani, Baitarani and other rivers and other water bodies... Orissadiary.com felicitated by Manathan Award South Asia at New Delhi Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by M Niyaz; New Delhi: Odisha's no 1 web portal www.orissadiary.com was felicitated by Manthan Award South Asia in e-news media category in New Delhi's Indian Habitat Centre. The award was handed over to Rashmi Ranjan Parida, Editor of... Odisha Cabinet meets today; to discuss and take decision on 16 issues Saturday, December 03, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet is scheduled to meet on Saturday afternoon under the chairmanship of chief minister Naveen Patnaik, at the State Secretariat here. The Cabinet is likely to discuss and take decision on 16 items in the agenda. Besides, the Council of Ministers’ meeting ... Odisha CM urges Centre for safe return of Odias from Uganda Saturday, December 03, 2011 Bhubaneswar:  Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Union minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and civil aviation V Ravi to take early steps for the safe return of 11 Odia labourers from Uganda. In a letter to Ravi, Patnaik requested him to take up the matte... Odisha: Maoists destroyed 2 mobile towers in Koraput district Saturday, December 03, 2011 Reprot by Manoranjan Routray; Koraput: The Maoists are celebrating their PLGA (People's Liberation Guerrilla Army) 11th anniversary starting from 2nd December to 8th December. The CPI (Maoist) concentrates on recruitment of fresh cadres into the party during the PLGA week every y... Odisha: Four CRPF personnel arrested for allegedly assaulting trader Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by Basant Rath; Nabarangpur: Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, including an Assistant Commandant, were arrested on Friday by the police headed by Nabarangpur district SP Niti Kumar and Umarkote SDPO Ashok Sahu at Kundei on the charge of dacoity. The four wer... Odisha: Army Recruitment Rally to be conducted at Koraput from December 4 to 8 Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by Manoranjan Routray; Koraput: An Army Recruitment Rally will be conducted at Koraput from December 4 to 8. The rally will be conducted at the sports stadium, Koraput. The recruitment will be for soldier (general duty) from Koraput, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Nuapada, K... Odisha CM urges Pranab Mukherjee to intervene release of flood assistance Saturday, December 03, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to intervene in the matter to consider the State's claim and make the aid available early. In a letter CM Patnaik requested Mukh... Odisha FM PC Ghadai says Minerals Bill falls short of State's expectations Saturday, December 03, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai said here on Friday that the MMDR Bill falls short of State's expectations. It shouled be noted that MMDR Bill was passed by Parliament and is now waiting for the approval of the President, is far short of the expectati... Odisha: Normal life remains partially affected in Malkangiri Friday, December 02, 2011 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Normal life was partially affected in the district with the beginning of the Maoist sponsored PLGA Week celebration from today. While, the private Buses from Malkangiri to Jeypore  were  plying on the state highway No-25,... Odisha-based Radio Namaskar wins Manathan Award 2011 Friday, December 02, 2011 Report by M. Niyaz ; New Delhi: Odisha-based Radio Namaskar wins Manathan Award 2011 in Community Broadcasting category. Radio Namaskar has been judged as a Winner in the "Community Broadcasting" category at the recently held Manthan South Asia 2011 Awards  in New Delhi's India... Odisha Police use bomb sniffer dogs in search operation Friday, December 02, 2011 Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: Life was quite normal in the Maoist infested Rayagada district with no untoward was reported from any where in the district on the first day of week long PLGA celebration which began today. Barring the OSRTC buses, all other private buses and vehicl... Odisha: Now all await Umerkote By-poll results On Sunday Friday, December 02, 2011 Report by Basant Rath; Nabarangpur: The fate of the three candidates in the keenly-fought Assembly by-election in the Umarkote (ST) constituency on Wednesday will be known on Sunday after counting of ballots. The by-poll witnessed a voter turnout of 73.40 per cent. As many as 1,2... Odisha Health Minister says cultural ethos to keep AIDS away; CD-4 tests facilities at Bolangir, Rourkela, Balasore Friday, December 02, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Minister of Health & Family Welfare and PG&PA Shri Prasanna Kumar Acharya observed that the cultural ethos and discipline alone will keep the disease away from the country and asked the younger generation to imbibe...
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