ODISHA GOVERNMENT

  • Centre to examine Odisha government's push to reallocate coal blocks November 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Centre on Monday assured the Odisha government to consider its proposal of re-allocating coal blocks earlier given to some state-owned public sector undertakings and IPPs which made substantial progress in their projects. "I am informed that the state government has submitted such proposals...
  • Odisha government planning to centrally procure chemo medicine November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With cancer emerging as a public health problem in the state, Odisha government is planning to centrally procure chemotherapy medicines in order to provide free of cost treatment to the poor patients, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak. "We are also...
  • Odisha a model for others in disaster management, says CM Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Following the handling of two major cyclones, Phailin in 2013 and Hudhud earlier this month, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that Odisha is a model for others in disaster management. "Odisha is a model for others as far as disaster management is concerned," Patnaik said after addressing...
  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration October 22, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next October 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • Naveen Patnaik seeks special category status for Odisha October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Citing the relative backwardness of Odisha and the Polavaram project, which in its present form would severly affect tribal population, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday stepped up the demand for special category status for his state. During a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Patnaik also...
  • Odisha: CM Patnaik asks departments to implement Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana September 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide pucca roads to all villages in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked rural development, panchayati raj and works departments to work in coordination for the timely completion of projects under Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY). Patnaik had earlier announced MMSY to ensure that...
  • Odisha government directed to pay compensation by court September 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: About 16 years after seven students had met their watery grave when Hirakud dam authorities had released water without prior warning, a local court directed Odisha government to pay compensation of Rs 25 lakh along with interest to each of the families. The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Bhubaneswar, Sangram Keshari...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 29, 2014

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  • Odisha government transfers collector following student's death August 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Amid criticism over suicide of a tribal nursing student at R Udayagiri in Gajapati due to alleged delay in getting stipend for her study, Odisha Government on Sunday transferred the district Collector, official sources said. Gajapati district Collector Basudev Bahinipati was replaced by Mansi Nimbhal, Project Director, District Rural Development...
  • SC pulls up Odisha government for the condition of bonded labourers July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over an incident in which arms of two migrant labourers were chopped off by contractors in January 2014. The court has ordered the Odisha government to file an affidavit outlining what efforts the state government is taking to prevent such incidents. Expressing concern...
  • No raw material shortage for industries in Odisha: Government June 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday claimed there was no shortage of raw materials for industries in the state even as the Opposition Congress and BJP on Friday walked out of the House in protest. "Major mineralbased industries are not facing any raw material shortage in the state," Odisha's Steel and...
  • Odisha plans Navakalebara village during Jagannath festival May 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Expecting a huge turnout during the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannath in 2015, the Odisha government has decided to set up Nabakalebara village in Puri on the line of accomodation given to visitors at Kumbha Mela. The government took up the model Navakalebara village at a high level meeting...
  • Odisha makes health insurance provision for journalists March 4, 2014

    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, a...
  • Phailin: Odisha government fails to give aid; people starve, beg October 24, 2013

    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 October 15, 2013

    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 help...
  • Odisha govt evacuates 2.5 lakh people as Phailin approaches October 12, 2013

    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 the...
  • Odisha sounds cyclone alert, informs MHA to keep choppers ready October 9, 2013

    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 intensify...
  • Korea rejects UN report, hopes start of Posco in next year October 7, 2013

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

    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 has...
  • JK Mohapatra appointed as new Chief Secretary of Odisha June 30, 2013

    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 April 7, 2013

    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 will...
  • Odisha mining scam undeterred, no major arrests made November 5, 2012

    In 2011, CNNIBN exposed a decadelong iron ore mining scam in Odisha's Keonjhar. Here's an exclusive followup investigation. ...
  • Odisha starts transferring 1,500 acres to Posco June 20, 2012

    Mumbai: After seven years of delay, the Posco steel project will start moving ahead soon as Odisha has started transferring around 1,500 acres to the Korean steel major to set up an 8million tonne plant in the first phase, Odisha Steel and Mines Minister Raghunath Mohanty said on Wednesday. However, the...
  • Odisha: Revolt brewing in BJD as Patnaik tours UK May 29, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: In a possible revolt against the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha, more than 25 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs and four ministers the Chief Minister's rival Pyari Mohan Mahapatra at his residence in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is currently in London and scheduled to return on...
  • Odisha revamps its antiMaoist operation team May 4, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Apparently unhappy over the performance of the officers engaged in making antiMaoist operation strategies, Odisha government on Thursday revamped the entire team with a reshuffle of senior IPS officers. Inspector General of Police incharge of intelligence and operation YB Khurania has been shifted and he swapped place with IG...
  • Hikaka yet to take a decision on resignation May 1, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Despite being assured of safety by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Laxmipur MLA Jhina Hikaka on Tuesday said he was yet to take a decision whether to resign as assembly member. "I have not taken any decision in this regard. The Chief Minister has advised me to relax and release...
  • Odisha: Naxals release BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka April 26, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to the 32day hostage crisis in Odisha, the Maoists on Thursday released Biju Janata Dal (MLA) Jhina Hikaka, as decided at a people's court of the Naxals on Wednesday. The decision to release Hikaka was taken by the Maoists after he gave an undertaking that he would...
  • Disappointed by Govt, says abducted Odisha MLA's wife April 19, 2012

    Jhina Hikaka's abductors had said they would hand him over to his wife once the government met their demands. ...
  • Maoists to decide on Odisha MLA's fate on Thursday April 18, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: As the deadline for the release of 29 jailed cadres in exchange of abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka ended on Wednesday, the Maoists rejected the proposal of the Odisha government for consideration of withdrawal of cases against prisoners. The Maoists, instead, demanded immediate withdrawal of cases. They further...