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Opposition corners Odisha govt over border dispute issue
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) The opposition parties on Wednesday cornered the Odisha government over the border dispute issue with Andhra Pradesh and other states.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha identifies 1.04 lakh ineligible KALIA beneficiaries
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) A total of 1.04 lakh ineligible beneficiaries have been identified under the KALIA scheme in Odisha, Agriculture Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo told the state Assembly on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha: No privileges for healthcare workers refusing Covid jab
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday said healthcare workers and frontline workers refusing to take the Covid-19 vaccine will cease to enjoy the privileges granted by the government in case of Covid-19 infection.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha Assembly expresses concern over rising fuel prices
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday expressed concern over the rising fuel price, while the state government said the funds collected through tax is utilised for welfare activities.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
It's a transformative budget in journey towards New Odisha: CM
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday hailed the annual budget for 2021-22 while the opposition BJP and Congress criticised it for having nothing for the farmers and migrant returnees.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha FM presents Rs 1.7 lakh crore budget for 2021-22
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari presented the annual budget for 2021-22 with an outlay of Rs 1.7 lakh crore in the state Assembly on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Prime accused in 1999 Odisha gang rape case held
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The prime accused in the sensational 1999 gang rape case involving the estranged wife of an IFS officer has been arrested from Maharashtra, police said on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSF jawan injured in landmine explosion in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan sustained critical injury in a landmine explosion during a search operation in Odisha's Malkangiri district, said an official on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ensure strict implementation of Covid-19 guidelines: Official
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha on Sunday directed all the district collectors, superintendents of police and municipal commissioners to ensure strict implementation of Covid-19 safety guidelines in all public places including workplaces to avoid any chance of resurgence of the virus in the state.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha's economy expected to contract by 4.92% in 2020-21
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) The economy of Odisha is expected to contract by 4.92 per cent in 2020-21 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, as per the Economic Survey Report 2020-21 released on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Allow elected govts to function: Odisha CM at NITI Aayog
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said it's high time the country should get out of this election mode and allow the elected government to function.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Nila Madhab Panda submits 'Kalira Atita' for Oscars
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda has entered his Odia film 'Kalira Atita' (Yesterday's Past) for the Oscars this year.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,Cinema/Showbiz
Pandemonium prevails in Odisha Assembly on farmers' issue
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Pandemonium prevailed for the second day in the House of the Odisha Assembly as the members of opposition BJP and Congress created ruckus over the farmers' issue on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Kangana Ranaut visits Lord Jagannath temple in Puri
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut sought blessings at Lord Jagannath temple in Puri on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Production begins in two iron ore mines in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday jointly inaugurated the production in two new iron ore mines in the state.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Opposition stages walkout during Governor's address in Odisha Assembly
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The opposition members of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress on Thursday staged a walkout during Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal's address marking the beginning of the Budget session of the state Assembly.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
22 industrial projects worth Rs 13,311 cr launched in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday laid the foundations for 17 industrial projects besides inaugurating five other projects worth a total Rs 13,311.53 crore.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Odisha govt approves Rs 200 cr redevelopment plan for Kalinga Studio
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Odisha government has approved Rs 200 crore for the redevelopment of the historic Kalinga Studio here, said an official on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Border dispute with Andhra may dominate Odisha assembly budget session
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Budget session of Odisha Assembly beginning on Thursday is likely to be stormy as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are all set to corner the state government over the border dispute with Andhra Pradesh.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Devotee donates 4.8 kg gold to Jagannath Temple
Puri, Feb 16 (IANS) An anonymous devotee on Tuesday donated gold and silver ornaments weighing over 8 kg to the Jagannath Temple in Puri. The devotee donated 4.858 kg of gold and 3.876 kg of silver ornaments, said an official of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).
2021-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
3 killed after mini-truck overturns in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and 20 others injured when a mini-truck carrying them overturned in Odisha's Gajapati district on Tuesday, police said.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Foundation stone of India's 'largest' hockey stadium laid in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of an international hockey stadium in Rourkela in Sundergarh district, which will be India's largest of its kind when completed.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Sports
Odisha CM directs double fund allocation to WODC
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed to double the annual financial grant to Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) from Rs 100 crore to Rs 200 crore.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cong-called Odisha shutdown finds support
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) Daily life was affected at several places as the Odisha unit of Congress on Monday observed statewide shutdown in protest against fuel price hike and other issues including law and order problem.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pradhan urges Odisha govt to take steps on Kotia border issue
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday urged the Odisha government to take timely steps to protect the geographical boundary of the state.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Five elephants die in Odisha forest in last 2 weeks
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) As many as five elephants have died in last two weeks inside the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district, said an official on Saturday.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra Pradesh holds Panchayat polls in disputed Kotia
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) Despite opposition from the Odisha government, the Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday held panchayat elections in disputed Kotia gram panchayat.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Over 53L farmers received Rs 1,272 Cr under KALIA scheme in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday transferred Rs 1,272 crore to the accounts of over 53 lakh small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM seeks withdrawal of draft bylaws for two temples
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the Centre to withdraw the National Monuments Authority's (NMA) draft heritage bylaws for two temples in the state.
2021-02-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha seeks withdrawal of draft bylaws for Lingaraj, Brahmeswar Temples
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) After the Centre's notification withdrawl of the draft bylaws of National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha government has requested the NMA to withdraw the same for Lingaraj and Brahmeswar Temples in Bhubaneswar.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
DRDO cameraman gets life imprisonment on espionage charges (Ld)
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) A local court in Odisha's Balasore on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to former contractual cameraman of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) Ishwar Behera on charges of espionage.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Odisha man awarded life imprisonment for ISI links
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) A local court in Odisha's Balasore on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to former contractual cameraman of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) Ishwar Behera on charges of espionage.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Odisha CM rolls out online services for State Transport Authority
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched several citizen-centric online services of the State Transport Authority (STA) under the 5T initiative.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Prepare dist-specific projects: Odisha govt asks Collectors
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday directed District Collectors to prepare district-specific projects for infrastructure development and improvement in livelihood of people.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha approves 8 new industrial projects of Rs 1,242 Cr
Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved eight new industrial projects worth Rs 1,242.02 crore, said an official.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha to move SC over Kotia rural polls by AP
Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to move the Supreme Court challenging the notification issued by Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission to hold rural polls in three villages under Kotia gram panchayat in Koraput district.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Hike in fuel prices: Cong calls for Odisha shutdown on Feb 15
Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday announced a statewide shutdown on February 15 to protest against the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the state.
2021-02-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Leopard skin, elephant tusks seized in Odisha, three held
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) The Odisha Police's Special Task Force (STF) has seized two elephant tusks and a leopard skin in Keonjhar and arrested three men in this connection, police said on Monday.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Centre withdraws heritage bylaws for Jagannath Temple
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Following widespread protests, Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel on Monday announced the withdrawal of the draft notification on heritage bylaws issued by National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Jagannath Temple in Odisha.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
SJTA urges withdrawal of heritage bye-laws for Jagannath temple
Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday requested the National Monuments Authority (NMA) to withdraw the draft notification on heritage bye-laws for the famed Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri.
2021-02-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Salaries of those refusing Covid shots may be held back: Odisha
Cuttack, Feb 5 (IANS) The district administration in Odisha's Cuttack has warned of withholding salaries of health and Anganwadi workers who refused to take Covid-19 vaccines after registration.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
After Andhra announces polls, Odisha launches projects in Kotia
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing border dispute with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched several developmental projects in the Kotia region of Koraput district.
2021-02-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha gets Rs 6,995.58 cr for railway projects
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) A total amount of Rs 6,995.58 crore has been allocated to Odisha for 2021-22 for various railway projects in the state, registering an increase of over 60 per cent against last year, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) said on Thursday.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Two elephants killed by goods train in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Two wild elephants were killed when a goods train hit them near Mahipani in Bisra area of Rourkela in Odisha's Sundargarh district, an official said on Thursday.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha govt waives 2020 hostel fees for ITI students
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday announced the waiver of hostel fees of students of state-run ITIs for nine months of 2020.
2021-02-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Odisha's active corona cases fall below 1K for first time
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) The active coronavirus cases in Odisha have fallen below 1,000 for the first time since June 2 last year, the Health Department said on Wednesday.
2021-02-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
300-km Paradip-Barbil road in Odisha to be converted to 8 lanes
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (IANS) The 300-km Paradip-Barbil road in Odisha will soon be converted to eight lanes, Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.
2021-02-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha records 25.30% gross GST collection in Jan
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (IANS) Odisha has recorded 25.30 per cent growth in collection of gross GST in January this year with collection of Rs 3,137.45 crore against Rs 2,503.97 crore collected in January last year, said an official on Tuesday.
2021-02-02
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Budget session of Odisha Assembly from Feb 18
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) The Budget session of the Odisha Assembly will commence from February 18 and continue till April 9, in two phases.
2021-02-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM concerned over reduction of share in Central taxes
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday expressed concern on drastic reduction of share in Central taxes and centralisation of revenue by introduction of cess on petrol and diesel.
2021-02-01
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics