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Popular Odia actor Mihir Das passes away at 63
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) Veteran Odia film actor Mihir Das (63) passed away on Tuesday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack, family sources said.
2022-01-11
Category: India, Orissa,Cinema/Showbiz
Five more test Omicron positive in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 30 (IANS) Five more persons in Odisha tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 14.
2021-12-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Over 25.5 lakh children in Odisha to get Covid vaccines from Jan 3
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccination for about 25.53 lakh children between 15 and 18 years age group in Odisha will start from January 3, 2022, officials said here on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
National Para-Badminton C'ship: Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar register wins
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 (IANS) Tokyo Paralympics gold medalist Pramod Bhagat and bronze medallist Manoj Sarkar registered wins at the ongoing 4th National Para-Badminton Championship, here on Saturday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Badminton
4 more Omicron cases in Odisha, tally reaches 8
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 (IANS) Four more persons in Odisha have tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 variant, taking the overall caseload in the state to eight, officials said here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Poverty in Odisha to be reduced to 10% in 5 years, says Naveen
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that poverty rate in his state will be reduced to 10 per cent in the next five years.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha amends panchayat laws to punish candidates for submitting false affidavit
Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 (IANS) Ahead of the panchayat polls, the Odisha government amended three laws to punish candidates who provide false information in the affidavit filed for the rural elections.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJD to field 40% OBC candidates in panchayat, urban polls in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday decided to nominate at least 40 per cent OBC candidates for the upcoming panchayat and urban local body elections in the State.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha sports minister inaugurates National Para Badminton Championship
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) Odisha sports minister Tusharkanti Behera inaugurated the fourth National Para Badminton Championship here on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Badminton
Odisha govt imposes restrictions for Christmas, New Year celebrations
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) With the detection of four Omicron cases, the Odisha government has imposed restrictions on Christmas and New Year celebrations.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Pradhan slams Odisha govt over OBC quota; BJD hits back
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan slammed the Odisha government for not taking necessary steps for reservation of seats for OBC communities in the upcoming panchayat elections.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM felicitates para-badminton players for Tokyo Olympics' performance
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday felicitated the para badminton players who won medals at the recent Tokyo Paralympics.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic stars in action at 4th National Para-Badminton C'ships
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) The country's top para shuttlers including Tokyo 2020 Paralympic gold medallists Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar returned to action at the 4th National Para-Badminton Championships that got underway here on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Badminton
Odisha Cabinet approves power infra projects worth Rs 1,796cr
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) The Cabinet of Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha on Friday approved power infrastructure projects worth Rs 1,796.73 crore.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Two minor girls test Omicron positive in Odisha; case tally now
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 (IANS) Two minor girls in Odisha have tested Omicron positive, taking the total number of Omicron cases in the state to 4, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Cold wave condition grips Odisha, mercury dips at many places
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 (IANS) An intense cold wave condition continued to prevail across Odisha in the past 24 hours with the mercury plummeting to 10 degrees Celsius at 12 places, the IMD said on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
76% of IIT Bhubaneswar undergraduates get top placements
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 (IANS) Amidst doubts expressed all around about placements for undergraduates during placement season 2021-22, the placements at IIT Bhubaneswar have shown a record rising trend.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
Odisha CM starts distribution of Rs 1K livelihood assistance
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched the distribution of livelihood assistance of Rs 1,000 to each beneficiaries covered under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).
2021-12-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha BJP MPs seek Goyal's intervention to address paddy procurement issues
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) A delegation of BJP MPs from Odisha on Wednesday sought the personal intervention of Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal, to resolve the issues of alleged mismanagement and corrupt practises in paddy procurement operations in the state.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
For first time, two Omicron cases detected in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) For the first time, two Omicron cases have been detected in Odisha.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Brown sugar worth Rs 1 cr seized in Odisha; two held
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) Over 1 kg brown sugar worth more than Rs 1 crore was seized in Odisha's Dhenkanal district, police said on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha CM announces house repairing assistance for beneficiaries
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Panchayat elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced house repairing assistance of Rs 3,000 for those, who have availed houses under state schemes, and Rs 5,000 for those who are waiting to get a house under the PMAY.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM launches air health service for four remote districts
Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the 'Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva' (CM's air health service) for four remote districts in the state.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha police arrests fake RAW official in a cheating case of Rs 1.17 cr
Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 (IANS) The Odisha police have arrested a fraudster who impersonated as a RAW official and was involved in a cheating case of Rs 1.17 crore, officials said here on Monday.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NABARD sanctions projects worth Rs 803 cr for Odisha under RIDF
Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 803 crore to the Odisha government under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF), officials said on Monday.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha Police seize 8 illegal firearms; 1 arrested
Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Police has seized eight illegal firearms from Chhendipada area in Angul district and arrested one person in connection, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha: Samples of 3 more foreign returnees sent for genome sequencing
Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 (IANS) The Odisha government has sent samples of three more foreign returnees, who have tested Covid-19 positive, for genome sequencing, an official said here on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Cold wave conditions grip Odisha; 12 places record below 12 degrees
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) Cold wave conditions continued to grip several places of Odisha with the mercury dipping below 12 degrees Celsius at 12 places during the past 24 hours, IMD said on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
IANS Review: 'Decoupled': Poor Screenplay mars the viewing experience (IANS Rating: **1/2)
Film: 'Decoupled' (Streaming on Netflix); Duration: 35 minutes each episode
2021-12-18
Category: India, Orissa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha to include entrepreneurship in school curriculum
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has proposed to include entrepreneurship in school curriculum. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said this while inaugurating O-hub, a flagship initiative of the government to support startup formation and subsequent scale-up, here on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Odisha felicitates 237 athletes with cash awards
Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday felicitated 237 sportspersons from across the state in recognition of their outstanding performance at the national and international level.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJP demands CBI probe into murder of BJD leader's aide
Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded CBI probe into the murder of murder of Chitta Ranjan Palei, the security guard of senior BJD leader and deputy chairman of State Planning Board Sanjay Das Burma.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha approves AM/NS's Rs 1.02 lakh cr steel plant project
Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday approved ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel's (AM/NS) proposal to set up an integrated steel plant in the state's Kendrapara district at a cost of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, officials said.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Odisha CM inaugurates five sports infra projects
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated five sports infrastructure projects and laid foundation stones for 89 multi-purpose indoor stadia.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
15 Odisha govt staff test Covid positive; office closed for 2 days
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) At least 15 employees of the steel and mines department of Odisha government have been found Covid positive, forcing the authority to close down the department for two days.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Odisha govt appoints 6,131 school teachers at one go
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) In a big move to strengthen the school education system, the Odisha government on Thursday appointed 6,131 teachers in various schools across the state.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Odisha BJP demands sacking of Planning board dy chairman in murder case
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) Raising its voice over the murder of Chitaranjan Palei, the security guard of senior BJD leader and deputy chairman of the State Planning Board, Sanjay Das Burma, the Odisha BJP has demanded his removal.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Odisha CM seeks special dispensation from Centre
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) As Odisha is facing natural calamities repeatedly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has demanded special dispensation from the Central government to help his state to catch up with the frontline states.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM seeks special dispensation from Centre
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) As Odisha is facing natural calamities repeatedly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has demanded special dispensation from the Central government to help his state to catch up with the frontline states.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha approves 7 investment proposals worth Rs 511.19cr
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday approved seven investment proposals worth Rs 511.19 crore that would create employment opportunities for over 6,000 people, officials said.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
IB special director SK Bansal appointed new Odisha DGP
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Sunil Kumar Bansal as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of the state.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJD MPs urges Union Minister to sanction PMAY houses for Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh demanding sanction of PMAY (Gramin) houses for the Fani affected people and other eligible persons of Odisha.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha to set up 11 new police stations to deal with cyber crime
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) With an aim to control rising cyber crime cases, the Odisha government has decided to set up 11 new police stations to deal with cyber crime and economic offence cases.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Odisha CM launches projects worth over Rs 2,500 cr in two districts
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Ahead of panchayat polls, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched various development projects worth Rs 2,556.13 crore in Cuttack and Khordha districts, officials said.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM launches projects worth over Rs 2,500 cr in two districts
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Ahead of panchayat polls, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched various development projects worth Rs 2,556.13 crore in Cuttack and Khordha districts, officials said.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Cyclone Jawad: Central team completes field visit to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) A six-member inter-ministerial team led by Saurav Ray, Joint Secretary at Ministry of Home Affairs, completed its field visit to assess damages caused due to remnants of cyclone Jawad in Odisha, an official said on Monday.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Central team in Odisha to assess Cyclone Jawad damage
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) An inter-ministerial Central team, led by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Saurav Ray, is in Odisha to assess losses caused due to Cyclone Jawad, an official said here on Sunday.
2021-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Odisha CM launches projects worth Rs 2,140cr for Ganjam dist
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday launched various development projects worth Rs 2,140 crore for his home district Ganjam, officials said.
2021-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
'Back to school' for Naveen Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) It was "back to school" for Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday as he sat among the students during his inspection of the "smart" classroom of the Brundaban Government High School in his home turf Hinjilicut in Ganjam district.
2021-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Over 4,500 acres of landed properties of six temples in Odisha under encroachment: CAG
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), in its latest report on general and social sector for the year ended March 2020, said that over 4,500 acres of landed properties of six temples in Odisha are under encroachment.
2021-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics