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Odisha Government to operate Panthikas, Panthasalas, Panthanivases in PPP mode Thursday, March 19, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government will operate Panthikas, Panthasalas, Panthanivases in PPP mode. This was informed by the Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda in the state assembly while replying to a question by Jacob Pradhan and additional queries by others. ... CRPF to foil Maoist game plan to set up corridor in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh: DG Thursday, March 19, 2015 Sambalpur: CRPF will foil Maoist game plan to set up corridor in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh.  This was informed by the Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Prakash Mishra while speaking to the media here on Wednesday.  CRPF DG Praka... 75 died in 17 boat mishaps in Odisha in last 2 years Thursday, March 19, 2015 Bhubaneswar: As many as 75 people were drowned in 17 boat mishaps occurred in different water bodies of the State within two years. This was informed by the Revenue Minister Bijayashree Routray answering a question of MLA Prafulla Samal in the State Assembly.  Tata Steel awarded Jyoti Fellowship to 360 Odisha students in Kalinganagar Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Kalinganagar: To support the education of underprivileged Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, Tribal Cultural Society (TCS), a society promoted by Tata Steel, awarded Jyoti Fellowship to students in Kalinganagar area on 18th March 2015.<... Preparatory meeting of International conference on India and Indian Ocean Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Reception Committee of three day long international conference titled “India & the Indian Ocean: Renewing the Maritime Trade & Civilisational Linkages”, to be held from 20 March to 22 March, 2015 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha has o... Six killed in Odisha due to lightning Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Six killed, twenty persons were injured in lightning strike at Jaripada of Khurda district. The deceased were identified as Rauli Nayak (16), Bibhu Parida (18), Santosh Pradhan (14), Sarub Khan (20) and Ajit Behera (18).  As per the latest... Odisha assembly adjourned over PESA Act violation for formation of Rourkela Municipal Corporation Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Pandemonium in Odisha assembly over PESA Act violation for formation of Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) while a 12-hour bandh was observed in the steel city by tribals as a mark of protest. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Opposition ch... Odisha Nabakalebara Ratha Yatra on July 18, Shree Mandira's budget for 2015-16 Rs 239 crore Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Puri: Shree Mandira’s budget for 2015-16 Rs 239 crore. This was informed by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration’s chief administrator S C Mohapatra. Today Shree Jagannath Temple Administration&r... Odisha Government to set up establish 501 new major pipe water projects Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The government has planned to establish 501 new major pipe water projects to supply water in different parts of the State. This was informed by the Rural Development Minister Badri Narayan Patra in the Assembly  while replying to a question put by member Prakash Behera ... 660 persons, 685 jumbos killed in 10 years in Odisha Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: 685 wild elephants lost their lives while 660 human beings were killed in jumbo attacks in the last 10 years. This was informed by the State Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on the state Assembly. More than 153 elephants hav... Oxfam India, in collaboration with Odisha RTE forum launched nationwide 'Haq Banta Hai' campaign Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Oxfam India, in collaboration with Odisha RTE forum has launched nationwide ‘Haq Banta Hai’ campaign to address root causes of poverty and inequality. The campaign aims at making education a reality for every child by implementing R... Odisha PCC Chief seeks CBI probe into CM's role in allocation of Talabira-II coal block Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Prasad Harichandan seeks CBI probe into CM’s role in allocation of Talabira-II coal block. Harichandan on Tuesday demanded interrogation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by the CBI too  since he had recommended to the ... Odisha Chief Minister to launch prepaid auto rickshaw service in Bhubaneswar on March 22 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will launch the prepaid auto rickshaw service in Bhubaneswar on March 22. The service would be introduced at three places, at the Railway station, Baramunda bus-stand and KIIT Square, said a notification of Transport Department and Commissionera... Odisha BJP hails decision of Centre to make Paradip a Smart City Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP hails decision of Centre to make Paradip a Smart City and build the Paradip Port as a major international port. BJP State Unit on Tuesday  expressed its gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this decision.   It should be noted that Ce... Odisha Government cut over 1.5 lakh trees in proposed Posco project area Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government cut over 1.5 lakh trees in  proposed Posco project area of Jagatsinghpur district. This was informed by the Forests and Environment Minister Bikram Arukh in the state Assembly on Tuesday in a written reply to a question put by Congress MLA Naba Das. Centre undertaken construction of Jharsuguda Airport in Odisha Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Centre undertaken construction of Jharsuguda Airport in Odisha locations during 2014-2015. This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. ... Devdashi Sashimani Devi thanks KIIT Founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Puri: Sasimani Devi, the last Devadashi of Sri Jagannath temple in Puri, is bedridden due old age related aliments. Sasimani Devi thanked and blessed Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for his financial assistance to her since last 6 years. In a ... Judicial Commission report missing from Odisha Secretariat Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: No action is taken on the recommendation of an enquiry commission headed by a retired High Court Judge as it is said to be missed at Government level. This is one of the glaring example of the fate of enquiry commissions constituted by State.&n... Odisha ranked at 10th in India in IT sector, 6 software parks to be set up Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha is ranked at tenth spot in the country in IT sector. This was informed by the Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda on Tuesday said in the Assembly. Minister Panda said that the state government has plan... Odisha Govt declared Morning classes in all state schools from April 1 due to summer Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Sambit Samal, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government Morning classes in all state schools from April 1. As per the direction Morning classes  will start from 6.30 am to 10.30 am.  The state government directs school authorities to close the Scho... Matric evaluation in Odisha starts from today; around 16,000 teachers engaged Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Matric evaluation starts from today. Board President DP Nanda said around 16,000 teachers engaged  in evaluation process. The evaluation process will be conducted at 70 centres across the state. BSE has asked... Centre included Odisha in 'Swadesh Darshan' program, to help Odisha to facilitate Nabakalebar Rath Yatra Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Tourism is trying to fulfil all requirements to facilitate Nabakalebar Rath Yatra, 2015 and fully promote the event including meeting the demand of Rs 52cr for development of tourist infrastructure in Puri and other places c... Odisha to increase 1,035 more seats in 5 Government engineering colleges, VSSUT Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government decided to increase 1,035 more seats in five Government engineering colleges and Vir Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Burla on Monday.  These five engineering colleges are the Keonjhar Government College o... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik admits serious lapse in constable recruitment process Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday admits serious lapse in constable recruitment process . Speaking at the state assembly CM Patnaik said that written exam to be held again. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday assured the S... Two women Maoists leaders surrendered before Odisha Police in Kalahandi Monday, March 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Two women Maoists leaders from CChattishgarh on Monday surrendered before Odisha Police in Kalahandi. This was informed by the IG of South-West range Yashwant Jathawa.   They are namely Phulbati alias Mithila (30) and Rukmati alias ... Odisha Trade Union leader demanded employment priority for displaced families in IOCL Paradeep Monday, March 16, 2015 Report by Kahnu Nanda, Jagatsinghpur:  The IOCL Paradeep refinery project is all set to inaugurate middle of this year, about ninety percent of its work has been completed but the authority has been ignoring giving employment to the displaced, land losers and local unemployed youth ... Slum dwellers in Odisha organised historic Padayatra from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar & demonstrated before State Assembly Monday, March 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Slum dwellers organised a two days historic Padayatra from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar & demonstrated before State Assembly. They demanded to identify the slum dwellers, provide house to all families already identified as per “Rajiv Awas Y... Minor girl's pregnancy: Odisha Police produce accused in court Monday, March 16, 2015 Report by Kishore Dash, Malkangiri: A day after the detention of the Bhima Madkami happens to be rape victims relative, the police has arrested and produced him in the court today. He has been sent to jail after the court rejected his bail plea.   Madkami has... EOW of Odisha Police arrested Sarala Realcon MD for land fraud Monday, March 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch on Monday conducted raid at the head office of real estate company Sarala Realcon Pvt Ltd in Bhubaneswar and seized many documents of the company. Firm’s MD Gayadhar Jena was arrested by Crime Branch. <... Odisha HC rejects bail plea of model Preeti Bhatia Monday, March 16, 2015 Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Mumbai-based model Preeti Bhatia for her alleged links with Artha Tatwa Group. It should be noted that model Preeti Bhatia was arrested by the CBI on October 14 last year for her alleged lin... National community radio Award to Odisha-based Radio Kissan Monday, March 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: National Award to Odisha-based community radio media Radio Kissan. Radio Kissan is based in Anantara, Balipatana, Distt. Khurda, Odisha. Radio Kisan got the first prize in Thematic Awards category for the program Ame Apanka Sathire (We are with... Odisha Assembly adjourned over constable recruitment test paper leak Monday, March 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly adjourned till 12.30 pm following pandemonium over constable recruitment test paper leak. Later  Assembly adjourned again till 3 pm following noise over constable recruitment case. ... The First Global Odisha Competitions will be held on July 1-2, 2015 Monday, March 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Washington: The Global Odisha conference 2015 is being held in Washington DC during July 1-2 with the aim to bring together Odias and Odisha lovers from all over the world to work together on Odisha and its culture.  This... Odisha best performing states in road connectivity, availability of electricity: ASSOCHAM study Monday, March 16, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Tamil Nadu has ranked among the best performing states in terms of eight out of nine development parameters like economy, power, roads and health while Kerala was a pleasant surprise on the second spot, an ASSOCHAM study on comparative performa... Odisha Forest Department webcasting the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles Monday, March 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest Department webcasting the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles on the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district. This was informed by the Chief Wildlife Warden SS Srivastav. Chief Wildlife Warden SS Srivastav said the webcasting w... Odisha Joint Entrance Examination to conduct medical counselling this year Monday, March 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) will conduct the medical counselling for admission in MBBS and BDS courses this year. Earlier the Department of Medical Education and Training (DMET) was in charge of medical counselling. Sources in the OJEE said that the All India Pr... Odisha: Hostel Superintendent suspended over minor girl's pregnancy Sunday, March 15, 2015 Report by Kishor Dash; Malkangiri: Close on the heels of similar incidents, a fifteen-year old tribal inmate in a state-run hostel was on Saturday found pregnant ,the district administration was immediately put the Hostel superintendent Sabitarani Sarkar under suspension for  report... Odisha Tourism Development Corporation to set up hotel 'Jajabara' in memory of Akshaya Mohanty Sunday, March 15, 2015 Report by Odihsa Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism Development Corporation to set up hotel 'Jajabara' in memory of Akshaya Mohanty. The hotel project will be set up besides Cuttack-Dehnkanal National Highway 55 in memory of legendary Akshaya Mohanty.  Odisha Police cancelled Constable written test due to question paper leak Sunday, March 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police today cancelled Constable written test due to question paper leak. DGP Sanjeeb Marik informed that the written exam for constable recruitment cancelled due to question paper leak. Exam was conducted today.  ... Odisha BJP, Congress, ruling BJD geared up for polls in nine urban local bodies Sunday, March 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: BJP, Congress, ruling BJD geared up for polls in nine urban local bodies which will be held on April 7.  Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik assigned nine senior leaders, including seven Ministers, the charge of loo... Odisha Forum organized panel discussion 'Make in Odisha - Problems and Prospects' in New Delhi Sunday, March 15, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, New Delhi: Delhi-based Odia organization Odisha Forum organized panel discussion  “Make in Odisha – Problems and Prospects” on Friday, the 13th March 2015 at Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. &... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dedicated Business Park complex in Balasore Saturday, March 14, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Balasore: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurates Business Park complex in Balasore.  Inaugurating the park, CM Patnaik said that, “I am delighted to visit and dedicate this wonderful Business Park complex, ... Odisha Crime Branch main accused of RTI activist murder case on 3-day remand Saturday, March 14, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch of Odisha Police takes Kartika Behera, main accused of RTI activist murder case on 3-day remand.  It should be noted that the Crime Branch of Odisha Police has arrested the prime accused of Niali farmer Krupasindhu Sahoo murde... Odisha: Tripartite Meeting for land acquisition for JSPL's expansion successful Saturday, March 14, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Angul: The District Administration of Angul Unit is hopeful of starting work for expansion of JSPL Angul project soon. In a tripartite meeting, presided today by the Sub Collector Mr. Prasanna Kumar Das, villagers expressed their interest for mutual settlem... Odisha BJP unit criticizes Minister for revealing names of rape victims in Assembly Saturday, March 14, 2015 Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP unit criticizes ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare minister Lalbihari Himirika for revealing names of rape victims in the state Assembly on Friday.  BJP said i... NHRC asks Odisha to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to kin of each victim of 2012 hooch tragedy Saturday, March 14, 2015 Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the state government to provide an ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of each victim of 2012 hooch tragedy in which 40 persons from Cuttack and Khurda lost their life after consuming contaminated medicinal preparation... Odisha board to evaluate Matric examination papers from March 17 Saturday, March 14, 2015 Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will start the evaluation of recently-concluded annual HSC examination from March 17. The evaluation process will be conducted at 70 centres across the state. BSE has asked the examiners to switch off their mo... Odisha govt to spend Rs 228 crore to upgrade Capital Hospital to a Postgraduate Institute Saturday, March 14, 2015 Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will spend Rs 228 crore to upgrade Capital Hospital to a Postgraduate Institute. This was informed by the Health and  Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabysachi Nayak in the state assembly.  Minister Nayak further infor... 318 teaching posts lying vacant in Odisha’s 3 Government Medical College Saturday, March 14, 2015 Bhubaneswar: 318 teaching posts are lying vacant in the three Government Medical College Hospitals (MCHs) in the State. This was informed by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak on Friday at the state assembly  while replying to a question of MLA Jacob Pradh... Odisha BJP Mahila Morcha staged a dharna over police firing on anti-liquor activists Saturday, March 14, 2015 Bhubaneawar: The BJP Mahila Morcha on Friday staged a dharna near the Raj Bhavan here protesting against the police firing on anti-liquor activists  at Namtara village under the Rajkanika police station in Kendrapada district and minor motherhood at tribal residential schools in the...
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