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Cold wave intensify further in Odisha Wednesday, January 07, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Cold wave intensify further in Odisha. The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) here on Tuesday said cold wave would intensify further in Odisha. Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Director Sarat Sahoo said that, “While temperature dipp... Anti-Naxal operations in cut-off region of Odisha to continue says S.P Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Report by Kishor Dash; Malkangiri: The ongoing anti-Naxal operation in the cut off region bordering Andhra Pradesh launched jointly by SOG, BSF and A.P Grey Hound  in the hill area adjoining Bejing-Sungel under Panasput region  to nab top Maoist leader RK will continue, said S.... Odisha Govt to spend Rs 20,000 crore to convert all kutcha houses into pucca under Shelter Security Mission Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a plan to launch Shelter Security Mission in Odisha.  Patnaik said that the State government will spend Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 crore to convert all kutcha houses into pucca one under the mission within next five years.<... Odisha Court allowed ED to take AT group CMD on 10-day remand Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The Khurdha district and sessions court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take Artha Tatwa group CMD Pradeep Sethy on a 10-day remand. The ED had sought to take Sethy on a 14-day remand to interrogate him in connection with... BJP president Amit Shah goes soft on Naveen Patanik Govt at Mahasangram rally in Odisha Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Report by Debadatta Dash, Bhubaneswar: BJP national president Amit Shah goes soft on Naveen Patanik Government at Mahasangram rally in Bhubaneswar. Addressing the Mahasangram rally Shah speaks only on scams in Odisha, but nothing against BJD govt at Mahasangram Rally. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Collectors' conference, announces Rs 15,000 crore Shelter Security Mission Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates 2 days Collectors' conference at the state secretariat today. During the conference CM Naveen Patnaik unveils foundation stone of 'Biju Pucca Ghar' scheme at Collectors' conference. ... BJP president Amit Shah arrives in Odisha, to address Mahasangram rally at Bhubaneswar Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Bhubaneswar: BJP national president Amit Shah arrives in Bhubaneswar today morning. Shah will hold Mahasangram rally at around 11.30 am at unit VI ground.  Party leaders, workers welcome Amit Shah at the Biju Patnaik Interantional Airport... Puri Govardhanpeeth Shankaracharya performs Maha Arati Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Puri: Puri Govardhanpeeth Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Monday performs the Maha Arati of the sea on the beach near the Swargadwar. Like previous years, the Maha Arati programme was held sharp at 6.30 pm. A large number of devotees thronge... BJP President Amit Shah to address massive rally today in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Debadatta Dash, Bhubaneswar: The State BJP Unit is excited to welcome the BJP National President Mr. Amit Shah. All preparations have been done to ensure a great rally tomorrow at Unit-VI playground in the capital. This is the first of Mr. Shah’s visit since he has ... Odisha Cabinet decided to auction all mines except collieries through competitive bidding Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet on Monday decided to auction all the mines except collieries through competitive bidding procedure. This is a historic decision made by Naveen Patnaik Government in which the state will get more revenue. This decision will bring lucidity in allocation of natur... Odisha Police launch massive manhunt to nab top Maoist leader RK Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Kishore Dash, Bhubaneswar: A massive search operation has been launched in the cut-off region jointly by the Special Operation Group (SOG) commandos, Border Security Forces (BSF) and Grey Hounds of Andhra Pradesh to nab the CPI (Maoist) Central Committee member and Andhra-Odish... AAP Odisha protested against the Land Acquisition Ordinance Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: AAP Odisha today protested against the Land Acquisition Ordinance by Central govt & called its an unconstitutional, undemocratic, pro-corporate and anti-people action. The party also submitted a memorandum to Khurda collectorate for the Pre... Five Maoists reportedly killed in Odisha in heavy exchange of fire Monday, January 05, 2015 Malkangiri: Five Maoists were reportedly killed in a heavy exchange of fire with security personnel in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district on Monday. A joint anti-Maoist operation has been launched in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district by the elite Greyhound police of Andhra P... Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched 5 Kg LPG cylinders for BPL families for nation from Odisha capital Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, launched sale of 5 Kg cylinder for the benefit of BPL families and others in Bhubaneswar today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said LPG is a cleaner fuel and ... Puri seer to offer Maha Arati to Tirtharaj Mahodadhi Monday, January 05, 2015 Puri: Puri seer to offer Maha Arati to Tirtharaj Mahodadhi (sea) in the evening.  The 8th anniversary of the Tirtharaj Shree Mahodadhi Arati programme will be held at the sea beach in front of the Swargadwara here on Monday evening. The pro... Odisha Govt to commission Battery cars in Puri to ferry devotees to Jagannath Temple Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Govt to Battery run environment friendly cars will be commissioned soon which will ferry old age persons and persons with disabled from the vehicle parking space to the Jagannath Temple. This was announced ... Poor quality of road construction in Odisha's Kalahandi Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Rajeev Lochan Rathan; Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view of the communication development in southern Odisha the government has expedited work of road construction in rural area. But it has ignored quality control over them, resulting in poor construction of roads with potholes appea... Odisha Govt to provide insurance, houses for servitors of Puri Temple, to set up model school for their kids Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Pravuprasad Routray, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government to provide insurance, houses for servitors of Puri Jaggnath Temple and decided to set up model school for their kids. This was announced by the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday.  Chie... Odisha Government forms panel to prepare land policy Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government forms panel to prepare land policy. The Housing and Urban Development Department has constituted a special committee for formulating the master plan land policy for Bhubaneswar Development Plan Area (BDPA). The committee will ... SIT seeks security of chit-fund scam accused in Odisha Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing into the mega chit-fund scam in Odisha, has written a letter to Chief Secretary GC Pati seeking help regarding security of accused during remand. SIT has also suggested that Nayapalli police station and Mahil... Security tightened at Odisha's Biju Patnaik Airport for hijack threat Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Following an intelligence alert about hijack of an Air India flight, security at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar was tightened. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have kept a sharp watch at the airport term... Maoists beat two youths to death in Odisha at a praja court in Kalimela Monday, January 05, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Malkangiri: Maoists beat two youths to death after trying them at a praja court in Kalimela of Malkangir district.  Anti-Naxal operation launched by Andhra Pradesh greyhound & Odisha SoG in 'cut off areas' of Ma... Odisha: Commissionerate Police to launch mobile app for people to contact police Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police would soon provide a mobile app to the people in the Twin City of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack enabling them to contact the police directly and instantly. The innovative, specially developed app would be launched by Chief ... Odisha BJP Unit rolled out 3 Prachar Raths before Amit Shah's visit to the State Monday, January 05, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP Unit rolled out 3 Prachar Raths before Amit Shah's visit to the State. Prachar Raths will move to  areas of the three Assembly constituencies of Bhubaneswar urging people to attend the public meeting of Shah. Displaying posters ... Gandhism is relevant even today said Ramchandra Rahee Sunday, January 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Gandhism is relevant in contemporary world scenario even today and Gandhi has become a worldwide school of thought, said Sri Ramachandra Rahee, Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi here. Sri Rahee was speaking on the subject “100 years of Gan... Universally acceptable literature lies in memory for ever says Justice Dipak Misra Sunday, January 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Universally acceptable literature lies in memory of people for ever. Therefore literature should be universally acceptable, said, Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Inaugurating the 12th Kadambini National Writers’ Confer... Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Sisir Saras - the biggest Grameen Mela Sunday, January 04, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Sisir Saras, an exhibition of colourful rural products, has begun here from 3rd January 2015 with around 600  participants from 25 States and Union Territories having displayed their products in about 275 kiosks. 
Actor Manoj Bajpai to play Biranchi Das in biopic on Odia child marathoner Budhia Singh Sunday, January 04, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odia filmmaker Soumendra Padhi is making a Bollywood film on Budhia which will feature Manoj Bajpai in the main role as Biranchi Das. Source said the movie is now in the editing level and the director has already availed the permission of late judo coach Biranchi Das’ ... Odisha Govt should use modern communication technology in agriculture sector to generate employment for rural youth Saturday, January 03, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha government should provide adequate modern communication technology infrastructure in the agriculture sector which will provide livelihood opportunities to the Odia farmers.  The state government should... Odisha Jatni Municipality Chairman, 7 counsellors joined BJP Saturday, January 03, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Jatni Municipal Chairman Sangram Keshari Routray along with seven counsellors today joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).  The councillors who joined the BJP are Chinmayee Samantara, Annapurna Das, Rahima B... Odisha Court orders administration to remove Samadhi of Biju Patnaik from Swargadwar Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Court orders Puri dist admin and civic body to remove Samadhi of Biju Patnaik from Swargadwar within three months .  “If the authorities failed to remove the encroachments, the same would be done at the initiative of the court,&rdquo... Odisha BJP, Congress blame state govt for jaundice outbreak; Dharmendra Pradhan visited affected area Saturday, January 03, 2015 Sambalpur: The opposition parties, BJP and Congress, have held the State government responsible for the outbreak of jaundice in Sambalpur. Union minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan visited the affected areas of Sambalpur on Saturday. He ... Odisha govt to include more land under National Horticulture Mission Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to include more areas under National Horticulture Mission (NHM). Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the NHM activities in the state at a high level review meeting in the secretariat, where a decision in the regard was taken. <... Odisha authorities captured Wild elephant, gets tranquillized Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: A wild elephant, which had entered the Nandankanan Zoological Park’s elephant safari by breaking its boundary wall on Wednesday and again on Friday, was finally captured by the Forest officials after tranquilizing it on Saturday. The pach... Odisha to start identification of PDS beneficiaries from January 28 Saturday, January 03, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government will start identification of PDS beneficiaries from January 28.Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma said this here.   A training programme on identification of PDS beneficiaries on the basis of the ... Odisha BJP Unit gears up for Amit Shah's Visit to state, BJD, Congress leaders joined BJP Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Influential BJD & Congress leaders from Cuttack Sadar joined BJP today; in the presence of Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan & State Party President Sh. Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and other party leaders.<... Odisha Police destroy hemp cultivation worth Rs.53 crore over 65 acres of land Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Kishore Dash, Malkangiri: Setting a target of completely demolishing the hemp cultivation network under the “Operation Hemp” drive launched jointly by the Excise, Police, Forest and Revenue Departments in December last year, the police has destroyed  large trac... Indian Coast Guard Intercepts Suspect Boat Carrying Explosives in Arabian Sea Friday, January 02, 2015 New Delhi: An intelligence based midnight operation was conducted on the intervening night of Dec 31 and yesterdayby the Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft to intercept a suspect fishing boat in Arabian Sea near Indo-Pak maritime boundary, approximately 365 km from Porbander. <... E-libraries in bars across Odisha in offing Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: All Odisha Lawyers' Association (AOLA) has decided to   negotiate with the Government to set up e-libraries in all the bars across the State. The decision to expedite establishment of e-libraries  in the Bar was taken at t... Documentary on Famed Odisha Scribe Basant Das Released Friday, January 02, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: A documentary capturing the life and achievements of internationally acclaimed journalist Mr Basant Das has been released. In a special function organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary and the Golden Jubilee of his celebrated journalistic... Process started for setting up Legislative Council in Odisha Friday, January 02, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Process has been started for setting up Legislative Council in Odisha. This was informed by the Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh. A meeting, presided over by minister Arukha, was held at the state secretariat. Among others, s... Chilly weather to prevail in Odisha till January 5 predicted IMD Friday, January 02, 2015 Bhubaneswar:  Meteorological office in the Bhubaneswar has predicted that the chilly weather condition in the state would continue to prevail till January 5.  “The weather condition in the coastal districts will improve due to blowing of wes... Government establishes NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) to replace Planning Commission Thursday, January 01, 2015 New Delhi: In accordance with a key announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day, the Union Government today established NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), as replacement for the Planning Commission. This comes after extensive consultation ... Odisha CM seeks Lord Jagannath's blessings on New Year 2015, lakhs throng to Puri Thursday, January 01, 2015 Report by Pravuprasad Routray, Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought New Year blessings of Lord Jagannath at Puri today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda and other MLAs also sought the blessing from the lord. ... Odisha Government suspended DSP Pramod Panda with retrospective effect from Dec 19 Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government suspended DSP Pramod Panda with retrospective effect from Dec 19, 2014. DSP Pramod Panda suspended 13 days after he was arrested by the CBI for his links with chit fund scam kingpin Pradeep Sethy. DSP Panda was arrested by the... Odisha's Rama Devi Women's college to become women's university Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar:  Rama Devi Women’s college to become women’s university. This was informed by the Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi on Thursday. The Central government sponsored Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has acce... Odisha: Four mischievous elements held at Nabarangpur Thursday, January 01, 2015 Report by Basanta Rath, Nabarangpur: In a bid to avert communal violence on New Year, the Nabarangpur police administration performed flag march on Thursday. Armed police cadres marched on Dasaharapada road and Masjid area of town. On Wednesday night after ... Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation (commenced its operations Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation (OMBADC) has commenced its operations for development of eight tribals-dominated districts in the first phase. The OMBADC would undertake area development and tribal welfare works in these areas. <... V. Balasubramanyam taken over as NALCO's new Director (Production) Thursday, January 01, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Shri V. Balasubramanyam, Executive Director (Production), NALCO, Bhubaneswar has taken over as the new Director (Production)  of  National Aluminium Company Limited, a Navratna PSU of Govt. of India from 1st January 2015 on superannua... Odisha proposes for establishment of a Legislative Council, BJP, Congress questioned the move Thursday, January 01, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government proposes for establishment of a Legislative Council. This was confirmed by the spokesperson of ruling BJD Pratap Keshari Deb on Wednesday. He said talks are in primary stage for establishment of a Legislative Council (Upper Ho...
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