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Orissa: CDP 'Vision 2030' presented; Cuttack City limit to be expanded to Tangi, Choudwar, Salipur Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) Vision 2030 prepared by IIT, Kharagpur was presented to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. According to the plan the Cuttack Development Plan Area (CDPA) will include the... Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to visit Orissa on 13 August Monday, August 08, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will visit Orissa on Saturday and Sunday to review rural development programmes in the Maoist-hit districts of the State. Orissa has presently 19 districts officially recognized  as... Orissa Govt sounds alert in all districts in view of Maoists preparing to observe 'Kranti Diwas' Monday, August 08, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa government has today sounded alert in all districts in view of Maoists preparing to observe "Kranti Diwas" in different parts of the state.Special instruction were also issued to Naxal hit districts to avert an... Dengue claims three lives in Orissa Monday, August 08, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: With one more dengue death today the toll in dangue  rose to three in Orissa while the number of patients affected by dengue also increased to 38 in the state, officials said. Most of the dengue cases were reporte... Orissa govt asks collectors to prioritize disbursement of loan to agricultural sector Monday, August 08, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Govt. has asked Collectors to prioritize disbursement of loan to agricultural and allied sector while reviewing the credit performance of banks at respective district level. They have also been advised to actively participate in the pr... Orissa: Chikungunya Epidemics trigger scare in Ganjam district; 50 people reportedly affected Monday, August 08, 2011 Report by Ronalisa Parida , Berhampur: At least 50 persons are suspected to be attacked by Chickengunia at Gada-Damodarpalli under Dharakot block of Ganjam district from Sunday. As some of the patients are unable to walk and the rest have pain in their external body parts, It is ... Orissa: KISS is the first Tribal Institute in India to have Wi-Fi System Monday, August 08, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: “I have had the opportunity to know tribals closely and their development is a subject very close to my heart”, said Shri Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) while inaugurating the Wi-Fi System an... Orissa Govt to render folk artists' service for awareness drive Monday, August 08, 2011 Bhubaneswar:  The state government has decided to make use of the talent of traditional artists by involving them in creating awareness about the welfare measures it has been implementing in different fields and accordingly it has sanctioned Rs 7.78 crore for the purpose.... Block Grant teachers in Orissa up in arms against govt Monday, August 08, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Despite ultimatum, the teaching and non-teaching staff under Block Grant scheme on Saturday dared the Odisha government to take action against them for indulging in indefinite statewide cease-work. We do not care for the government's possible crackdown or an... Pawan Hans helicopter MI-172 reaches Orissa, to be used in anti-Maoist ops Monday, August 08, 2011 Bubaneswar: The Union Home Ministry has provided one helicopter to help the State in its fight against Maoists. According to the Home Department sources, the helicopter has reached Koraput and will be stationed there to be utilised at the time of exigencies. It will carry... Orissa: An interview with Odia Film sensation actor Akash Dasnayak Monday, August 08, 2011 He has his own ideology and thoughts.  He is the heartthrob of many. With distinct look and dynamic acting skills he wins many hearts.  With a collection of six movies already in his pocket and recently felicitated with Best Actor award for his unveiling movie Kalinga Putra, Aka... Orissa-Political debate heats up as Youth wings of BJD, Congress, BJP plan to celebrate August Kranti Divas Sunday, August 07, 2011 Report by Kamala Kanta Dash; Bhubaneswar: August Kranti Divas is celebrated throughout the country on 9th August to remember the historic resolution of 1942 that launched Quit India Movement against the British colonial masters. This day in 2011 in Odisha is set to bring the inte... Community college inaugurated by Jindal group in Orissa Sunday, August 07, 2011 Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath, Angul: On the 81th birth anniversary of O.P.Jindal (founder of jindal group), JINDAL group inaugurated a community college at Angul. Sambalpur M.P Amaranath Pradhan inaugurated this college. Jindal started 4 community college simultaneou... Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Orissa Sunday, August 07, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha witnessed moderate to heavy rains on Saturday as the Southwest Monsoon has become active after a weeklong dry spell. According to Met office sources, a low pressure has been formed in the Bay of Bengal. Under its influence seve... Orissa: Naveen Patnaik government gets ready to tackle fake reservation certificates Sunday, August 07, 2011 Report by Kamala Kanta Dash; Bhubaneswar: Those who issue fake caste certificates will be punished.  The new bill known as The Orissa SC, ST & OBC (Regulation of Issuance and Verification) of Caste Certificates Bill-2011 has been given a go ahead by the Group of Minister... Orissa: Padma Shri Tulasi Munda and her team attacked, abused in Keonjhar Saturday, August 06, 2011 Report by Kamala Kanta Dash; Bhubaneswar: Padma Shri Tulasi Munda and her team has been reportedly attacked and verbally abused in Barbil in Keonjhar. She has been raising voice against unemployment in Keonjhar. There has been massive loss of jobs in recent months due to ... Orissa government deputed health teams to dengue affected area Saturday, August 06, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: After detection of 23 dengue cases from Angul district the Orissa government today deputed health teams to the affected area to take stock of the situation. The  team is headed by Director (public health) Dr Upend... Orissa Congress leaders pray for speedy recovery of Sonia Gandhi Saturday, August 06, 2011 Report by Pravuprasad Routray; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Congress leaders and workers here on Saturday prayed for the fast recovery of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is recuperating in a US hospital, following a surgery for an undisclosed ailment. Senior party leaders inc... Orissa govt directs officials to align water resource projects to increase agricultural productivity Saturday, August 06, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Align all water resource programmes for increasing agricultural productivity directed Chief Secretary Sri Bijaya Kumar Patnaik while examining the proposed institutional frame work for providing multidisciplinary support to Pa... Orissa: 13 Year Old Surrendered Maoist Joined in School Saturday, August 06, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: Krushna Soy (13) a Maoists who surrendered before the Jajpur police on 8th , April this year recently enrolled as a fourth class student in the government managed residential school in Sareikhali under Sukinda block in Jajpur district. Krus... Orissa: Vedanta Foundation launches periodical distribution program for 1 million children, 2500 Anganwadi centres engaged Saturday, August 06, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Foundation, a charitable trust under the aegis of Vedanta Group, handed over cheques and deliverables like multivitamin syrup, nutrition powder, nutritive cereals & pulses for children in 1100 Anganwadi Centres of ... Centre says Mega projects like POSCO, Mittal in Orissa need time Saturday, August 06, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Apparently not worried over the pace of implementation of mega steel projects like Posco and ArcelorMittal in Odisha, the steel ministry on Friday said that mega projects need time. Mega projects are always associated with the problems related to land, water,... Police complaints against Orissa CM, MP P M Mohapatra for alleged horse trading in RS poll Saturday, August 06, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: The alleged horse trading in last years’s Rajya Sabha poll has taken a new twist with an activist filing a police complaint against Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, BJD MP P M Mohapatra, two ministers and a suspended Congress MLA. <... Orissa CM asks Directorate of Horticulture to provide post-harvest management support to farmers Saturday, August 06, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Directorate of Horticulture to provide post-harvest management support to the farmers engaged in production of fruits, flowers and vegetables. Patnaik, who was inaugurating a hostel for Gardener and Grafter Trai... Orissa Government to extend EDUSAT program to remote schools Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: EDUSAT Programmes, a network based education system now being operated through Orissa Space Application Center (ORSAC) will be extended to other remote schools and block head quarters. This has been decided in a high level mee... Orissa fails to supply electricity to BSF camps situated in Machhkund Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Machhkund: BSF Jawans who are fighting the red rebels are not getting minimum required support from Orissa Government. Orissa now needs help of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to supply electricity to BSF (Border Security Force) camps situated in Mach... Orissa Govt directs collectors to utilize IAP funds worth Rs. 55 cr. within 15 days Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: The Collectors of the districts implementing Integrated Action Plan have been asked to sanction projects of worth Rs. 55 cr. within 15 days. This direction has been given by Chief Secretary  Bijaya Kumar Patnaik over a video conferencing... Orissa CM lays foundation stone of TCS expansion campus; Phase 2 to generate 3400 IT jobs in Bhuwaneshwar Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubhaneshwar: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that it has embarked on its next phase of expansion at its 45-acre Kalinga Park campus in Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister of Orissa, Shri Naveen Patnaik was present at a ceremony to mark the occasion ... Union Steel Secretary Mishra on a 3day visit to Odisha: Renewal of POSCO MoU seems to be a major issue Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The ongoing POSCO fiasco in Odisha now twisting with the intervention of Central Govt. Odisha the so called paradise of all pioneer steel makers is facing the acute land acquisition, rehabilitation problems. Hence the pace of ... Orissa to set up Modern Survey & Settlement Training Institutes Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Govt has decided to set up a Modern Survey & Settlement Training Institute under Revenue & Disaster Department to train and guide and update the revenue officials about new methods of land survey & set... Orissa Panchayat Raj Dept Sets Out for Comprehensive Automation based Software for monitoring of Schemes Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar:  Panchyatiraj Department has set out for a comprehensive automation based unified software for monitoring of various developmental and poverty eradication schemes including MGNREGA. This has been decided in a ... Union Steel Minister says centre has no role to play in MoU concerning Posco project in Orissa Friday, August 05, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; New Delhi: Union Steel Minister Shri Beni Prasad Verma says centre has no direct role in drafting or signing of the MoU concerning Posco project in Orissa The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that in June, 2005, M... HC directs Orissa govt. to re-investigate Swami Laxmananda murder case Thursday, August 04, 2011 Bhubaneswar: In a significant development Orissa High Court today directs the state government to re-investigate Swami Laxmananda murder case while hearing a PIL. High Court directed the crime branch police to file a fresh charge sheet in the killing of Swami Laxmananand... Orissa Govt announces State Film Awards; Best actors Anuvhab Mohanty, Akash Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Government announces State Film Awards for 2008 and 2009. This was announced by Culture Minister Prafulla Samal at Bhubaneswar on Thursday. Prashanta Nanda directed film Jianta Bhoota sweep the state award in seven segment. Akas Das Naya... Centre to revive eight closed units of FCIL, HFCL including Talcher plant in Orissa Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs considered the recommendations of Empowered Committee of Secretaries, regarding revival of five closed units of Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd. (FCIL) at Sindri, Talcher, Ramagundam, Gorakhpur ... Vedanta Foundation to start "Periodical Distribution Programme' in Orissa Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Foundation has decided to start "Periodical Distribution Programme" in Orissa. The Pogramme will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister Surjya Narayan Patro, Revenue & Disaster  Management, & Information &... Orissa: Martyrs week ends without violence Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: The CPI (Maoist) was expected to resort to large-scale violence in its stronghold of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajpati districts during the martyr’s week, which ended on Wednesday last, after the party announced that it would avenge th... Centre asks reports from Orissa on engagement of SPO Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The central govt. has asked for reports on the engagement of Special Police Officers (SPO) from Orissa. As per govt. sources the Union Home Ministry in a letter to the state has asked for details about the service cond... Orissa Optimistic about resolving problems relating to renewal of MoU with POSCO Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Government is Optimistic about resolving problems relating to the renewal of MoU with POSCO and is constant touch with the company to resolve the problem. But this time the govt. is not sure about the timeline when the renewed ... Orissa pollution control board slapped a notice to Rourkela steel plant Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa pollution control board has slapped a notice to Rourkela steel plant (RSP) for violating green norms and asked for a report within 15 days. “We have asked a for a report from RSP. There were allegations against ... Orissa CM launches Biju Gramina Swasthya Sibira, Swasthya Sanjog schemes Thursday, August 04, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Rourkela: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Gramin Swasthya Sibir (BGSS) project and Swasthya Sanjog schemes on Wednesday for the poor and tribals peoples in the state. Under the schemes, mobile medical units ... Orissa-based Famous Rasgoola maker to launch Certificate course on sweet making technology Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Report by Pravu Prasad Routray; Bhubaneswar: Orissa-based Famous Rasgoola maker to launch Certificate course on sweet making technology. This was announced by Prasant Kumar Kar of Bikalananda Kar Memorial Trust, Salipur. He said the course will be launched in Orissa soon ... Orissa: Public hearings to be held in areas under proposed Sindol project Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Wednesday said it would conduct public hearings before implementing Rs 2,600 crore hydel project. This was announced by state energy minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak on Wednesday. Sindol project taken political turn as opposition C... Computer illiteracy becomes hindrance for e-admission Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Report by Ronalisa Parida; Berhampur: Computer illiteracy becomes hindrance for e-admission in Orissa. “The present e –counseling procedure executed in the current academic year for the admission of students for +2, +3, JEE and Diploma has faced hurdles due to lack of in... Orissa Government submits connectivity plan for minor ports Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has presented a Rs 1,200 crore infrastructure plan to the Centre for providing road and rail connectivity for the minor ports coming up along the state coast. We have submitted a Rs 1,200-crore plan to the GoI for providing road and rail... Orissa Agriculture Minister Maharathi meets Sharad Pawar Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; New Delhi: Orissa Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathi on Tuesday meets Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar at New Delhi. Maharathi during his meeting apprised about the agriculture situation in the state. He also discussed about the... 27 lightning deaths in Orissa within 2 days Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: 27 lightning deaths in Orissa within 2 days. On Tuesday at least ten persons were killed and eight others were injured after being struck by lightning in some parts of the state. Several places in the state were lashed... Green Tribunal issues notice to MoEF, Orissa, Posco on environmental clearance Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: POSCO the largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India suffered another major blow today with National Green Tribunal serving notice to the company, Orissa Govt. and ministry for environment and forest (MoEF) and Orissa State Pollution Co... Orissa Govt likely to remove thick coat of plaster form temple inside Shre Jagannath temple Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Govt. is thinking over the proposal to remove the thick coat of plaster which is about 45 Cm deep form the main and all subsidiary temple inside Shre Jagannath temple, Puri. The Chief Secy. B.K Patnaik presided ... Orissa Govt to handover Mid Day Meal scheme to School and Mass Education department Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhuabaneswar: In a significant development Orissa Govt. has taken a policy decision to handover all matters relating to Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme to School and Mass Education department. This was decided in an important cabinet mee...
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