Odisha Government

  • Odisha makes health insurance provision for journalists 04-03-2014 03:08 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to introduce health insurance scheme for journalists, official sources said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard which has provision of insurance cover worth Rs 1 lakh per annum. Five members of a journalist family could get benefit from the scheme,...
  • Phailin: Odisha government fails to give aid; people starve, beg 24-10-2013 05:45 PM

    Ganjam: Several people lost their livelihood after cyclone Phailin wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of Odisha, but their ordeal isn't over yet as the government aid has still not reached all the storm affected victims. The people say they were even forced to beg as the government didn't come...
  • After cyclone Phailin, floods hit Odisha 15-10-2013 09:16 AM

    Bhubaneshwar/Ganganagar: Cyclone Phailin has passed the state of Odisha, but the worst is not over yet. Hundreds have lost their livlihood and several others their homes. Relief is reaching but the task at hand is still huge as almost 9 lakh people are currently in shelters. A timely warning did...
  • Odisha govt evacuates 2.5 lakh people as Phailin approaches 12-10-2013 12:00 PM

    Heavy rains on Saturday lashed the coastal belt of Odisha, which is bracing for cyclone Phailin that is set to hit the state by the evening, as authorities shifted 2.5 lakh people to safer place in the state. Moving closer, cyclonic storm Phailin is currently positioned just 260 km off...
  • Odisha sounds cyclone alert, informs MHA to keep choppers ready 09-10-2013 09:25 AM

    With a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensifying and likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm in the next two days, Odisha government on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry to keep helicopters ready for rescue and relief operations. The depression over the north Andaman Sea might...
  • Korea rejects UN report, hopes start of Posco in next year 07-10-2013 11:44 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting a UN panel recommendation for halting Posco's port-to-steel plant project, both the Republic of Korea and the Odisha government on Monday exuded optimism to go for the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed facility near Paradip early next year. "We are happy that the state government has acquired the...
  • Odisha govt responsible for delay in Posco project, says Jairam Ramesh 25-09-2013 07:20 PM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday held the Odisha government responsible for delay in the implementation of the Rs 52,000 crore mega steel project by South Korean steel major Posco. "The Centre has accorded all statutory clearances for the project since three years. Despite that, the state government...
  • JK Mohapatra appointed as new Chief Secretary of Odisha 30-06-2013 04:22 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday appointed 1979 batch IAS officer Jugal Kishore Mohapatra as the next Chief Secretary. Mohapatra takes over from B K Patnaik who is retiring from service on Sunday, according to a notification issued by general administration department here. This apart, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also approved...
  • Odisha: Free laptops to tribal, Dalit students 07-04-2013 03:58 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Sunday launched State Youth Policy with provisions of free laptops for students belonging to tribal, dalit and BPL categories besides scholarship provision for ST and SC girls who want to study technical subjects. "To bridge the digital divide all the meritorious students at plus two level...
  • Odisha mining scam undeterred, no major arrests made 05-11-2012 07:50 PM

    In 2011, CNN-IBN exposed a decade-long iron ore mining scam in Odisha's Keonjhar. Here's an exclusive follow-up investigation. ...