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Odisha: Rayagada DWO hangs himself in office, Wife Blames Collector Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Report by Badal Tah, Rayagada: While everybody was celebrating Maha Sivaratri and the holiday in the town, Rayagada DWO Dhaneswar Prusty, aged 59 years, came to office to complete some pending work.  “He assured me to take me to the nearby Siva t... Odisha: 6 killed, 4 injured in Auto-truck collision in Kalaynsinghpur in Rayagada district Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Rayagada: Six killed, 4 injured in Auto-truck collision in Kalaynsinghpur in Rayagada district. As per the report as many as six persons, including two children, died on the spot and five others were seriously injured when a speeding truck hit an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelli... Maha Shivratri celebrated with religious fervor across Odisha Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Maha Shivratri celebrated with religious fervor across the Odisha. A large number of devotees throng to temples on Shivratri across Odisha.  Amid tight security and religious fervour, thousands of devotees, a majority of them observing fas... Odisha decided e-evaluation would be conducted in five subjects of Plus II examinations Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The State Government has decided that e-evaluation would be restricted to just five subjects of the Science stream in the Plus II examinations this year. This was informed by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) Chairman Prof Basudeb Chhatoi. Congress terms provisions, figures shown in Odisha budget as eyewash to mislead people Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Tuesday terms provisions, figures shown in Odisha budget as eyewash to mislead people. PCC president Prasad Harichandan  said the BJD Government’s assertion of about 5.15 per cent increase in the budgetary outlay is misleading as there is no hike i... Odisha to deploy police forces in all hsc examination centres in Maoist areas Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: State Government has decided to deploy armed police forces in all HSC examination centres in Maoist-prone districts. A decision to this effect was taken at a videoconferencing at the State Secretariat presided over by Chief Secretary GC Pati in the presence of Di... Odisha: Former Bonai MLA Dayanidhi Kishan dies at IGH in Rourkela after falling off roof Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Rourkela: Former Bonai MLA Dayanidhi Kishan, who was under treatment after falling off roof, dies at IGH in Rourkela.  Kissan was admitted to Ispat General Hospital here after he fell from the terrace of his building this morning and la... Three Days Adibasi Mohoshav Organized in Odisha's Lepripada Bolck of Sundargarh District Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Sundargarh: A three days Adivasi Mohoshav concluded at Kaniaghati Village in Lepripada Block of Sundargarh district on 10th Feb 2015. The Mohoshav jointly organized by Sanskrutik Kendra and Zilla Gram Sabha Coordination Committee, Sundargarh. The programme ... Odisha CM requests Centre for enhancement of allocation of fertilizers to the State Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requests Centre for enhancement of allocation of fertilizers to the State . On this regard CM Naveen Patnaik writes letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. CM Patnaik in his lette... Odisha CM directs state departments to distribute Odia copies of Bills Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed state departments to ensure Odia copies of the Bills be distributed among the members before they were taken up for consideration of the House. Patnaik issued the direction after opposition Congr... Odisha Ministers reviewed the jaundice situation in Cuttack, all broken pipelines to be replaced Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo and Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi on Monday visited Cuttack and reviewed the jaundice situation at a high-level meeting here. The meeting was attended by two local legislators and the district and civic body officials... Odisha opposition Congress, BJP termed 2015-16 budget as anti-poor, anti-farmer Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha opposition parties termed 2015-16 budget as anti-poor, anti-farmer. Opposition Congress and BJP said the budget deflects from development agenda . But the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described the annual budget presented for 2015-16 as progressive and pro-people. Odisha Congress, BJP legislators oppose presentation of Bills drafted in English Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress, BJP legislators oppose presentation of Bills drafted in English. Over this issue the State Assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes. Both Opposition Congress and BJP members rushed into the Well of the House and shouted s... Odisha Farmer to receive the Krishi Karman award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Farmer to receive the Krishi Karman award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nirakara Dharua, a farmer of Badtelenpali in the Lower Suktel project area of Balangir district, will receive the Krishi Karman award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajasthan on Februar... Grassroots level Awareness needed to Curb Child Marriage in Odisha Monday, February 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Cases of Child Marriage in Rural Odisha are rampant and it is too late to realize that this practice should be curtailed. To curb this, there is a need to create massive awareness among parents and society and grassroots level awareness can che... Odisha CM terms 2015-16 budget as progressive, inclusive and pro-people Monday, February 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik terms 2015-16 budget as progressive, inclusive and pro-people.  CM Patnaik said in press statement, “The budget presented today is progressive, inclusive and ... Odisha Finance Minister presents state budget of Rs 84,487.77 cr for 2015-16 Monday, February 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha  Finance Minister Pradeep Amat  presents state budget of Rs 84,487.77 cr for 2015-16. FM Amat proposes State's Annual Plan at Rs 44,150 cr. The Government’s total budget... Odisha: 44 Bankapalasa SC & ST girls Asram students hospitalized after eating hostel food Monday, February 16, 2015 Report by Rajeev Lochan Rathan; Bhawanipatna: Around 80 students hospitalized after consuming contaminated food served at SC & ST Asram School Hostel run by government of Odisha at Bankapalasa in Kalahandi on Today. The Asram authorities immediately shifted 24 students to... Odisha Economic Survey records 8.78% growth rate in 2014-15 Monday, February 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The State Economic Survey Report was released on Monday. The GDP growth of Odisha in 2014-15 stood at 8.78%, which marks a decent growth from previous year. In 2013-14 it was at 2.21%. The report mentioned that the State economy was greatly affected last year due to Phailin.... Odisha CM urges Centre to release NCRMP funds Monday, February 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the Centre to release funds under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project at the earliest. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patnaik said that out of the stipulated central share of Rs 255 crore, the state government ... Odisha Finance Minister to present State's Annual Budget for 2015-16 today Monday, February 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat all set to present the State’s Annual Budget for 2015-16 in the State Assembly on Monday. Amat is expected to present a Budget of around Rs88,000 crore for the next fiscal, including Plan size of Rs44,000 crore and Non-Plan size of Rs... Odisha CM stresses on need for strengthening of youth force for the development of State Monday, February 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik underscored the need to strengthen youth force for the development of State. Patnaik said his Government has been working for the development of the State, especially in implementing a number of programmes and schemes for youth and women. He cla... Odisha Finance Minister questions CAG findings on irregularities Monday, February 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat questions CAG findings on irregularities.  Finance Minister Pradip Amat said, “CAG reports are not always Bedara gara (gospel’s truth). Our committee will examine them.” To balance his statement, he hastened, “... Dolphin census kicks off in Odisha Monday, February 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government finally kicks off Dolphin census on Sunday for the first time in the State’s coastal ecosystems and shorelines apart from the Chilika lagoon. This was informed by the Forests and Environment Department. Nine teams, consi... Aam Aadmi Party Odisha unit organized Paribartan rally in Bhubaneswar Monday, February 16, 2015 Bhubaneawar: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Odisha unit organized Paribartan rally at the lower PMG in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.  Party leadership calls on the people to join the party to increase its strength in the State.  AAP Odisha convener Dhanadakan... Odisha Human Rights Commission sought report from Police over murder of RTI activist Ganesh Chandra Panda Sunday, February 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance in killing of a RTI activist Ganesh Chandra Panda in Berhmpur in last December. The commission has asked the Superintendent of Police of Ganjam  District to file a report within four week... Government gets 130 technical bids for 21 mines Sunday, February 15, 2015 New Delhi: The Tender Process for the Schedule III started on January 05, 2015 with the release of Tender Documents. As a part of auction process, Technical Bids, both online bids and offline supporting documents were opened today from 2:30 PM onwards in Scope Convention Centre, Scope Co... Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Run-a-thon 2015 a Huge Success Sunday, February 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The much awaited Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Run-a-thon, the first professional run of the city organised by the steel major today turned out as a grand event with participation of more than 3000 runners in it.  T... Sudarsan Pattnaik's black Taj Mahal unveiled by Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav at Agra Sunday, February 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Agra: Black Taj, a sand replica, has been made by World Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Saturday at the Taj Nature Walk, which is situated behind the 17th-century marble monument at Agra.  Sudarsan who has made ... British Council's Education Workshops in Odisha's KiiT International School Sunday, February 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: British Council’s ‘Enriching Education’ workshops was held in KiiT International School (KiiT-IS) from February 13 - 15, 2015. Organised by the British Council in association with KiiT International School, over 100 teachers f... Delegates of Buddhist conference visited Odisha Buddhist sites Sunday, February 15, 2015 Reort by Akshya Rout, Jajpur: Around 120 delagates of International Buddhist Conference  on Saturday visited the famous Buddhist sites in Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri and Udayagiri in Jajpur district.     "The main objective of the conference was to give m... Neglected Jayadev Peetha seeks old glory Sunday, February 15, 2015 Report by Itishree Singh Rathaur; Bhubaneswar: A heritage site that boasts of history over a century old, the Jayadev peetha which is around 30km from Bhubaneswar situated in Kenduli sasan is in a sorry state of affairs. Despite being an iconic structure, the temples and the sprawling si... American TV channel HBO to make documentary on Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand Sunday, February 15, 2015 Bhubaneswar: American TV channel Home Box Office Inc.,(HBO) to make documentary on Odia sprinter Dutee Chand . It should be noted that Dutee Chand   was banned from competing international events for failing a ‘gender’ test. HBO will document her trauma and e... Mass Protest against Land Acquisition Ordinance 2014 in Odisha Sunday, February 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar : National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) along with many anti-displacement people’s movements and rights based organizations organized a mass protest rally on 14th Feb 2015 at lower PMG against the Land Acquisition Ordinance,... Congress faults Odisha Government for failing to contain the spread of jaundice in Cuttack Sunday, February 15, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Congress on Saturday faults Odisha Government for failing to contain the spread of jaundice in Cuttack. PCC president Prasad Harichandan criticizes the state government.  PCC president Prasad Harichandan along with several local party lead... Odisha: Outfits protested against celebration of Valentine's Day Sunday, February 15, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Kalinga Sena and the Bajrang Dal ransacked the multistoried mall, housing Inox cinema hall at Saheednagar, protesting against the celebration of Valentine’s Day on Saturday.  Holding placards in hand and raising anti... Odisha Former Minister Habibulla Khan Passes away Saturday, February 14, 2015 Report by Basanta Rath, Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and Congress veteran Janab Habibulla Khan, died at Care Hospital of Vishakapatnam on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 81. In 1961 he was sarpanch of Taragam & has won all eight Assembly elections since first began contest... Odisha Women, Child Development Minister Usha Devi Inaugurated Annual Children's Festival 'RAINBOW' Saturday, February 14, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The annual state level children’s festival ‘RAINBOW’ 2015,was inaugurated here today by Smt Usha Devi,  Minister for Women and Child Development Department, Govt. of Odisha.  The ... On Valentine's Day Sudarsan Pattnaik created Sand sculpture of black Taj Mahal in front of Taj Mahal Saturday, February 14, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture of black Taj Mahal in front of the Taj Mahal at Agra on Saturday. It should be noted that so far Padma Shri Awardee sand a... On Valentine's Day volunteers in Odisha gifted decorated rose saplings to people Saturday, February 14, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: This Valentine's day, volunteers were on roads with decorated rose saplings packed with fancy baskets and eco friendly wrappers. Spreading the message of gifting trees volunteers were motivating the passer by to buy Plants and gift their belo... Utkal Alumina Launches Garment Manufacturing Unit in Odisha Saturday, February 14, 2015 Report by Sambit Samal, Bhubaneswar : With an objective of makingthe unemployed rural women self-sufficient and enabling them to earn a sustainable livelihood amount  through Garment Production, the Aditya Birla Group Company Utkal Alumina has opened a Garment Manufacturing Unit at ... Odisha Government announced Rs 1,600 crore plan for development of Sambalpur city Saturday, February 14, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Friday announced a plan of Rs 1,600 crore for overall development of Sambalpur city. The plan was finalised at a meeting held under chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here. Chief Minis... 2,272 posts vacant in 3 Odisha Government-run medical college and hospitals Saturday, February 14, 2015 Bhubaneswar: 2,272 posts vacant in 3 Odisha Government-run medical college and hospitals. This was informed by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak on Friday in the Assembly. Minister Nayak informed the Assembly that 2,272 posts of various categories,... Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan calls on Padmashree Prafulla Kar Friday, February 13, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Union Minister  for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra  Pradhan congratulated the top Odia icon in Bhubaneswar on February 13, 2015. Union Minister  Dharmendra  Pradhan today meets Padmashree Prafulla Kar at his residence ... Odisha Assembly adjourned till Monday over issue of regional disparity Friday, February 13, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Friday adjourned till Monday over issue of regional disparity. The Odisha Assembly was adjourned till Monday following uproar by Congress legislators over the issue of regional disparity in the recruitment of candidates from other districts as class IV emp... 4 hardcore Maoists cadres surrender before Odisha police Friday, February 13, 2015 Malkangiri: Four hardcore Maoists including 3 woman cadres surrender before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra on Friday. They were identified as Manglu Padiami, Rami Madhi, Kunjam Reje and Ganji Kurami. IG, South-Western Range Yashwant Kumar Jethwa informe... Odisha Police personal sustain grave injured in land mine blast during combing Friday, February 13, 2015 Report by Maharaj Sai , Balangir: In a first of its kind of incident  one police personal sustain serious injury and have to sifted to Burla medical college hospital when he came in contact with a land mine during a combing operation that is going on in Turekela block of Balangir di... Odisha: 9 more test positive for jaundice in Cuttack, total number of affected persons goes up to 113 Friday, February 13, 2015 Report by Sambit Samal, Cuttack: With nine new cases testing positive for jaundice, total number of people affected with the water-borne disease in Cuttack went up to 113. On the other hand Health Secretary Arati Ahuja today discusses with Collector, CDMO o... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates 3rd International Conference on Buddhist Heritage of Odisha Friday, February 13, 2015 Report by Pravuprasad Routray, Bhubaneswar: Odisha  has   a repository of Buddhist art and heritage. The glimpses of materials remains can be seen from the various Buddhist sits spread over the state.  Buddhism -the great religion had its ori... Odisha MP Jhinna Hikaka visits NABARD assisted villages Friday, February 13, 2015 Report by Badal Tah, Rayagada: It is a participatory technology development, an initiative of rural folk assisted by NABARD to bring smile among the poor tribal communities of Banasil village in Dasmantpur block of Koraput district.  Those families sur...
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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand for qualifying Olympics at Puri beach of Odisha on Saturday.
Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand
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