Odisha Current News
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Orissa Govt asks collectors to design Anganwadi centers to smart play-school for children Saturday, July 02, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Govt has asked all collectors to design and decorate the Anganwadi centers ( AWC) to smart  play-school for children. The Direction has been given by Chief Secretary Bijaya Kumar Patnaik over a video conferencing held... Orissa Government to introduce mobile veterinary hospital to look after animal health Saturday, July 02, 2011 Bhubaneswar: To ensure better animal health care, the Odisha government has decided to introduce a novel mobile veterinary hospital scheme and organise regular animal health checkup camps at the panchayat level. This was decided at a high level meeting on implementation ... Orissa: State Administrative Tribunal recalls order passed against Aparajita Sarangi Saturday, July 02, 2011 Cuttack: The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on Friday recalled its earlier order passed against school and mass education secretary Aparajita Sarangi, following a compliance report filed by her personally in the Tribunal.Sarangi on Friday submitted before ... Orissa PCC chief asks party to give state better deal in Union cabinet Saturday, July 02, 2011 Bhubaneswar:  President of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee Niranjan Patnaik on Friday met AICC president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and held talks with her on the political situation in the state. This was his first meeting with Sonia Gandhi after his r... Salty waves at Gopalpur in Orissa; habitat explore different possibilities of the livelihood Saturday, July 02, 2011 Report by Priya Priyadarshini; Berhampur: A day spent with the smelting waves of Gopalpur makes us realise about the different possibilities of the livelihood. It is not always what we feel is smooth like the sand but it is more uncertain like the waves of the sea. Gopalpur on sea i... Orissa: Land acquisition for Posco project is likely to resume after Rath Yatra Saturday, July 02, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Land acquisition for controversial Posco project is likely to resume after Rath Yatra after a week-long break due to opposition by pro-Posco outfit United Action Committee (UAC). It will continue after July 11. Jagatsingh... Maoist killed in a gun battle in Orissa Saturday, July 02, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: A Maoist was killed in a gun battle and large quantity of arms and ammunitions were seized on Friday night,  police said. The hour long gunfight took place in Sapua jungle near Pandapada in Keonjher district. ECoR announces 59 special trains for Rath Yatra at Puri Saturday, July 02, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: For the convenience of pilgrims and passengers and to cater to extra rush of passengers during Rath Yatra Festival at Puri, East Coast Railway has decided to run 59 special trains from different parts of Orissa, West Bengal and A... Orissa: State cabinet decides to waive 4 per cent VAT on sugar and textiles Saturday, July 02, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Friday met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and took major decisions on issues relating to VAT , Odisha civil service matters and welfare for nationally reputed sports persons.  Af... Orissa: Sand chariot recreated at Puri sea beach Friday, July 01, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Puri: It is this time of the year again and ecstasy runs high among anxious devotees as Rath Yatra date comes closer. But amongst the curious pilgrims, it is the non-Hindus, who are frenzied a lot. For, the Jagannath temple is off limits for ... Orissa: Five political parties launch stir against POSCO project Friday, July 01, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate withdrawal of police force from Posco's proposed plant site near Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district, five political parties on Thursday launched a day-night dharna here even as project-related works were stopped for the fifth consecutive day to sti... Orissa: Lakhs of Devotees witness deities’ Navajauvan darshan Friday, July 01, 2011 Puri: Lakhs of devotees on Thursday witnessed the Navajauvan Darshan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra in the pilgrim city here after a long break of 15 days. The darshan of the Lords were suspended for 15 days after they fell ill after the ritual bath ... Orissa Govt urges centre to intervene into detention of 51 workers in South Africa Thursday, June 30, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Orissa Chief Minister urges union minister of Overseas Indian Affairs to intervene into the detention of 51 workers in South Africa. He said this in a letter to Vayalar Ravi, the union minister of Overseas Indian Affairs & Civil Aviation. It should be not... Orissa Govt. orders probe against BJD MP for allegedly making remarks on caste Thursday, June 30, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Government today ordered for an inquiry against BJD MP of Kandhamal Rudra Madhab Roy for allegedly making remarks on the caste of another BJD MLA Kashinath Mallick. Both Mallick and Ray belong to same Nayagarh District and Mall... Orissa: 134 schools likely to be adopted by different corporate houses Thursday, June 30, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: In a bid to improve the quality of education and also provide opportunities to various companies in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sector, Orissa govt. has decided to hand over some schools to corporate houses in 10 in... Orissa AIIMS to be operational by 2013 Thursday, June 30, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar branch will be operational by 2013. It will start admitting students and attending patients from that year. This was decided in high level meeting presided by Orissa... Orissa High Court Rejects CBI inquiry into the coal scam Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court today refused to order a CBI probe into the much hyped  mega coal scam in the state.  This came as a much awaited relief to Naveen Patnaik govt. which battling hard to come out of various other sca... Orissa: No relief to precede POSCO works as both pro and anti project people resume resistance Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The ongoing POSCO project works again endured halt on Wednesday owing double trouble from pro and anti project people resistance from locality, as consequence official reports said baring tree cutting in Polanga and Bhuyanpala village no cons... Orissa Govt asks OJEE authorities to disseminate information about counseling, admission Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Disseminate information extensively through  media and electronics devices about the process of e-counseling and admission in different streams under OJEE and confirm to time schedule in counseling, allotment of seats, admis... MoEF clears coal blocks allotted to Orissa's OPGC as 'GO' Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: As a result of the consistent efforts made by Govt. of Orissa and Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), in a significant development, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has declared the Manoharpur and Dip-... Handicap International Launched New Projects in Orissa on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: ‘Persons with disabilities are more vulnerable to disaster impacts due to the physical conditions and social environment and they are often left out or invisible in the entire cycle of disaster risk reduction and response at the com... Orissa Govt orders probe into ‘spurious liquor deaths Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The Odidha government on Monday ordered an inquiry by a senior excise official after allegations of seven deaths due to consumption of spurious liquor in several villages of tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district. In the last 10 days, seven people of several v... Orissa HC tells govt to fill up vacant doctors posts Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to fill the vacancies of doctors in the state within three months. Acting on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by lawyer Dilip Mohanty, a division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice V... Orissa: POSCO politics gather momentum following pro and anti project people resistance Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur:  For the second consecutive day POSCO project works and land acquisition process put to halt owing pro and anti people resistance erupted in proposed POSCO site Gobindapur and Nuagaon Panchayat’s on Tuesday. On the other hand a c... Orissa Govt planning to change place of state parade during Independence day Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Govt. is mulling over the idea to change the place of state parade during Independence day and Republic from Mahatama Gandhi Marg to Kalinga Stadium in state capital Bhubaneswar. “Govt. is seriously thinking over t... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik announces to waive off 4 per cent VAT on LPG and Kerosene Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa government on Tuesday decided to drop the 4% value added tax on LPG to provide relief to domestic consumers in the backdrop of the Centre's decision last week to hike petroleum and cooking gas prices. The will be effec... Orissa: Mediator visits Malkangiri Sub-Jail, seeks release of tribal prisoners Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report y Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: With the state Government remains mum over the release of all the 24 tribal prisoners languishing in Malkangiri Sub-Jail in the name of Maoists, Dandapani Mohanty,one of the three mediators, who were played a vital role for the safe release of ... Orissa: Ample opportunities in offing for women in agriculture: Dr Krishna Srinath Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: As migration of workers from agriculture continues, the sector has to face stiff competition from other sectors in retaining workers in days to come. This apart, increased risk and uncertainty emanating from structural changes, d... Orissa Govt allows 7 black-listed colleges to take students for the academic session 2011-12 Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Seven black-listed colleges have finally govt. nod to take students for the academic session 2011-12. They have been given conditional approval by the state higher education department. “We reconsidered our decision after... Orissa: All India Radio Cuttack got six awards in the annual Akashvani awards Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: The All India Radio Cuttack has got six awards in the annual Akashvani awards held in Delhi for the year 2010. Radio Sulochana, a programme for women and Biswanath Mishra’s chorus song emerged winners in the respective catego... Orissa Government to complete MOU renewal with POSCO within July 10 Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Government has delayed the process of Mou renewal with South Korean steel Major Posco saying that some more days may be required to complete the entire process. “All the departments have already submitted their vie... Orissa: Center grants Rs 170 crore NREGA fund to six KBK districts Monday, June 27, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Finally the politics over stoppage of grants in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme  (MGNREGS) is over with center sanctioning over 170 crore of rupees for six Orissa districts. In a written communicatio... Ostracisation continues in 21st century in Orissa’s highly literate district Jagatsinghpur Monday, June 27, 2011 Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: Even in the 21st century, ostracisation to minority community continues in state’s highly literate district Jagatsinghpur where Gram Sabha (village committee) has issued notice to the villagers by hanging it different public places to ost... Orissa: Nuagaon villagers stalled Posco construction work at Polang in presence of armed police Monday, June 27, 2011 Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: Today, the hundreds villager of Naugaon panchyat stalled the construction work of Posco project at Polang under Gadkujang panchyat in the presence of armed police personnel in which IDCO employees who were working on construction work manage... Orissa BJP unit chief Jual Oram visits proposed POSCO project area Monday, June 27, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The State president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Jual Oram visited the ground zero area of Posco agitation today. Earlier he had sent a delegation under the chairmanship of senior party leader Bimbadhar Kuarn last week. The delegat... Centre releases Rs 31.31 to Orissa for extending green revolution Monday, June 27, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; New Delhi:  Centre has released Rs 31.31 to Orissa for extending green revolution to east India in the current financial year (2011-12) as on 1.6.2011. Total Rs. 181.35 have been released to seven States for extending green revolution ... Orissa: Noted Ollywood director and producer Basant Nayak passes away Monday, June 27, 2011 Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar, Veteran Oriya filmmaker, director and distributor Basanta Nayak died at a hospital here Monday after prolonged illness. He was 74.He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. His last rites are likely to be pe... Orissa: BSE decided to issue certificates to all successful candidates by June end Monday, June 27, 2011 Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) conducting the annual High School Certificate examinations in Odisha, has decided to issue memoranda of mark-sheets and certificates to all successful candidates by this month-end. We have decided to issue the mark-sheets an... Bus, truck owners in Orissa demand fare hike, threaten stir Monday, June 27, 2011 Bhubaneswar:  The private bus operators and the truck owners of the state have threatened the state government put their vehicles off the road, if the passenger fare and the transportation rates are not hiked reasonably within a fortnight. While the Odisha Private B... Odisha: Villagers stop construction work for Posco at Polang village in Jagatsinghpur Sunday, June 26, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Villagers in Orissa stop construction work for Posco at Polang village in Jagatsinghpur. The protesters staged a dharna accusing the state government of failing to meet their six-point charter of demands including increase in the compensation amount for the land lose... Orissa: Center formally sent appointment letter to IAS R. Vineel Krishna to join as PS to Jaiaram Ramesh Sunday, June 26, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Now the road is clear for IAS R. Vineel Krishna to join in centre. Center has formally sent the appointment letter of 2005 batch IAS R. Vineel Krishna to join as the Private Secretary of Union Environment and Forest Minister Jaiaram Ramesh. Seven persons died in Orissa after allegedly taking spurious liquor Sunday, June 26, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident seven persons have died after allegedly taking spurious liquor in Talachua GP of Kaptipada Block in Mayurbhanj district. All of them consumed liquor from a nearby shop, which is situated in close proximity ... Orissa: BJD, BJP, left parties slam Centre fuel price hike Sunday, June 26, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Vehemently opposing the steep hike in the price of diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, the ruling Biju Janata Dal along with the BJP and Left parties united on Saturday came down heavily on the UPA government at the Centre.The parties organised rallies thro... Orissa: Aclaimed Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Sunday, June 26, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik met the Prime minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday at New Delhi for winning ‘People’s Choice' gold medal at the 3rd World Sand Sculpture Championship, held in Moscow recently. Construction of NISER campus in Orissa's capital city to start from July Sunday, June 26, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Construction of the National Institute of Science and Education Research (NISER) will start from coming July. Larsen and Tubro company has been entrusted with job. This was revealed at a high-level meeting presided over b... Four Maoists Including Two Women Cadres Surrendered in Orissa Saturday, June 25, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: Four Maoists including two women cadres have surrendered in front of district superintendent police in Jajpur on Saturday. All the surrendered Maoists have been identified as Suru alias Usha Palea (20), daughter of Nichindra Palea, Laxmi al... After Matric, +2 admission process started in Orissa Saturday, June 25, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The department of Higher Education department has published key dates for Plus Two e-admission for all junior colleges. It includes the self-financing junior colleges. The Board of Secondary Education is going to publish ... Orissa: Committee barred 11 junior colleges from taking part in e-admission process Saturday, June 25, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The high power committee of Higher Education department has barred 11 junior colleges from taking part in e-admission process for the current academic session 2011-12.

Orissa CM says state refers alleged horse-trading in RS Poll to Election Commission Saturday, June 25, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: With pressure mounting on Naveen Patnaik government in Orissa over alleged horse-trading during last year’s Rajya Sabha polls, Orissa government today referred the matter to the Election Commission for appropriate action. “The matter ... Orissa Matric examination results declared; pass percentage is 62.99 Saturday, June 25, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar:  The Board of Secondary Education today declared result of matriculation examinations. The total pass percentage is 62.99; whereas, the pass percentage for regular is 66.75 and ex-regular is 37.45. Sarthak Pradhan of Saraswa...

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