ODISHA

  • India will export defence material, train military personnel of 38 countries: Manohar Parrikar March 23, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said India was planning to export defence materials and training military personnel of at least 38 countries. "At least 38 countries are sending their defence personnel for training in India. We are encouraging them. We are giving them more slots. We are also...
  • World Bank finds Bhubaneswar best place to do business in India: Sushma Swaraj March 20, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Hailing Odisha for its rich culture, ancient trade links and growth potential, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the World Bank has ranked Bhubaneswar as the best place to do business in India. "The city of Bhubaneswar has a unique distinction of having rich history which goes back...
  • Astra missile successfully launched from Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft March 19, 2015

    Balasore (Odisha): India's indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, was successfully launched from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on Thursday. "The missile was successfully tested to hit a simulated target at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, in Odisha today," ITR Director MVKV Prasad said. The missile was tested to prove...
  • Sand artist appeals to UN to investigate MH-370 disappearance March 7, 2015

    Odisha: A day before the completion of one year since the mysterious disappearance of MH-370, noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Saturday sculpted a sand formation of the missing Malaysian airliner. "I have raised my concern three times by creating different sand art. Today for the fourth time I have...
  • Odisha CM Naveen asks BJD MPs to play role of opposition in Parliament March 7, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Two days after accusing BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre of discriminating against Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked BJD MPs to play the role of opposition in both the Houses of Parliament and safeguard interest of the state. "We had a detailed discussion on different issues. The...
  • India to sign agreements for hassle-free visits to neighbouring countries February 27, 2015

    Puri: In its effort to promote friendly ties with neighbours, India is set to sign agreements for hassle-free visits to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand. Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Vijay Chhibber said in Puri(Odisha) on Friday that the matter was being placed on fast track...
  • Cuttack court orders auction of chitfund companies' properties to pay investors February 25, 2015

    Cuttack: Giving a ray of hope to many poor investors in chit fund companies in Odisha, a lower court in an ex-parte ad-interim order directed Cuttack ADM to sale through public auction the attached properties of M/s Rose Valley Group of Companies and distribute the sale proceeds among the investors...
  • Government fails to place probe report against Director-General of CRPF in Odisha High Court February 24, 2015

    Cuttack: The State Vigilance Directorate on Tuesday failed to submit the preliminary enquiry report in the Orissa High court basing on which a graft case was registered against senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra who is now the Director-General of CRPF. The High Court had last week asked the vigilance to produce...
  • India successfully tests nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile February 19, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior official said. The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar. "It was a...
  • odisha: Three arrested, looted electronic articles recovered February 14, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Three persons were arrested on Saturday and electronic goods worth Rs 3 crore allegedly looted from a godown in the city outskirts recovered from the police. Several goods including over 500 mobile phones, around 200 tablets, more than 200 laptops, over 2,000 pen drives, many data cards and LED monitors...
  • Delhi victory wave will be felt in Odisha: AAP February 11, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by its spectacular success in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday said the victory wave will also be felt in Odisha where it would try to emerge as a strong alternative force. Strategies would be chalked out for strengthening the party in Odisha soon, senior...
  • Delhi HC relief for JSPL, 3 coal blocks taken off auction February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and its promoter Naveen Jindal, Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed a technical committee to review its own decision to change the end-use of two coal blocks earlier alloted to the company and removing the mines from the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group B, Day 1: Mohanty, Mangaraj help Odisha bowl out Saurashtra for 218 February 6, 2015

    Cuttack: Chirag Jani fell one run short of his maiden first-class century as Odisha rode on pacers Basant Mohanty and Alok Mangaraj's superb bowling display to bundle out Saurashtra for 218 in their first innings on Friday. An unlucky Jani remained unbeaten on 99 off 143 balls with the help of...
  • Flight molestation case: I support what my daughter did, says father February 3, 2015

    A 32-year-old woman was allegedly molested by a 60-year-old businessman on board an Indigo flight on January 27. The victims father said that he supported what his daughter did and was proud of her. "She is a very brave girl," he said. ...
  • Watch: Woman confronts alleged molester onboard a flight February 3, 2015

    A 32-year-old woman was allegedly molested by a 60-year-old businessman on board an Indigo flight on January 27. The woman alleged that the accused attempted to touch her from behind through gap between two seats. She recorded the incident on her phone, the video of which has gone viral on...
  • Nearly 50 per cent of children in India suffering from malnutrition February 1, 2015

    Nearly 50 per cent of children in India are malnourished. Many of those who survive have learning development issues. One of the worst affected is Odisha where the state government is running intervention programmes but there is little improvement. ...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Sensational Wakhare helps Vidarbha thrash Gujarat January 24, 2015

    Off-spinner Akshay Wakhare bagged a career-best seven wickets 7 for 70 to run through Gujarat batting line-up in a sensational bowling display and set up Vidarbha's 120-run victory in their Ranji Trophy Group B match on Saturday. Gujarat were dismissed for just 175 in 70 overs in their second innings at...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Rajasthan run through Odisha for bonus point win January 23, 2015

    Balangir: Rajasthan romped past Odisha by 10 wickets to win with a bonus point on Day 3 on Friday. Odisha, starting the day at 144 for nine, failed to add to their first innings total before being bowled out for 199 with Rajasthan enforcing the follow-on. Rajasthan had made 305 in...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Saxena, Bist save Rajasthan blushes with fighting fifties January 21, 2015

    Balangir: Vineet Saxena (87) and Chetan Bist (51) saved the day for Rajasthan by striking fighting unbeaten half-centuries as the visitors ended the day one at 191 for five against Odisha on Wednesday. Put into bat, Rajasthan were off to a poor start as opener Pranay Sharma (0) left without bothering...
  • Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik launches housing project January 21, 2015

    Berhampur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched the 'Biju Pucca Ghara Yojana' (BPGY), a housing project for rural poor, at Sheragada in Ganjam district. Patnaik launched the scheme by unveiling its logo and handed over work orders to five beneficiaries hailing from Aska, Dharakota, Hinjili, Sheragada, and Sanakhemundi blocks....
  • Odia actor Hara Patnaik dead January 13, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha's popular actor-director Hara Patnaik died today at a private hospital here, his family sources said. He was 56. Patnaik is survived by his wife Jharana and two daughters. Patnaik, who has ruled the hearts of legions of cine lovers in Odisha for decades, was suffering from blood cancer since...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 1 January 13, 2015

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Preview: Captain Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been instrumental in taking Delhi to the top of group B and will once again look to dominate proceedings when the hosts take on a lowly-placed Odisha in their Ranji Trophy match on...
  • Ranji Trophy: Delhi's 'Big Two' eye another dominating show January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Captain Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been instrumental in taking Delhi to the top of group B and will once again look to dominate proceedings when the hosts take on a lowly-placed Odisha in their Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Tuesday. Having already pocketed three of their...
  • BJD government in Odisha a failure on all fronts: Congress January 5, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Dubbing the BJD government in Odisha as a failure on all fronts in 2014 when a series of scams rocked the state, Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday claimed the ongoing CBI probe into the chitfund scandal appeared to have slowed down during last one month. "CBI is now...
  • Odisha: BJP calls BJD regime tainted, threatens 'Maha Sangram' December 30, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Alleging allotment of land by Odisha's General Administration department at low premium was done in an arbitrary way causing Rs 251 crore loss, BJP on Tuesday said 'Maha Sangram' (bigger battle) would be launched to oust the 'tainted' BJD regime during party President Amit Shah's maiden visit. "The BJD...
  • Odisha: BJP bats for social media December 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Describing social media as a powerful tool to change people's mindset, BJP on Sunday said it would be used by the party to highlight achievements of Narendra Modi government at the centre and "misrule" of BJD in Odisha. "The achievements made by the BJP-led government at the Centre and misrule...
  • BJD scores big in elections, but joy shortlived due to scams December 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A record fourth consecutive win in assembly polls failed to retain the upbeat mood in ruling BJD as CBI tightened the noose around party leaders in the multi-crore chitfund scam that rocked Odisha in 2014, arming a marginalised Opposition with political ammunition. Despite the landslide victory, BJD leaders seemed to...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: DSP Pramod Panda arrested by CBI December 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a major embarrassment for Odisha Police, the CBI on Friday evening arrested a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pramod Panda for allegedly deriving undue financial benefits from Artha Tatwa Group, a major player in the multi-crore chitfund scam in the state. "Panda, presently a DSP of Odisha Police is...
  • Odisha cancels allotments of plots through discretionary quota to state bigwigs December 19, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The Odisha Cabinet on Thursday cancelled all discretionary quota plots and houses which were illegally allotted since 1995 to highly influential people in Odisha. This after CNN IBN had first exposed these illegal allotments in 2011 and followed up the story compelling the Naveen Patnaik government to act. Of...
  • Odisha Cabinet cancels plots, houses allotted under discretionary quota since 1995 December 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a major move, the Odisha Cabinet on Thursday cancelled all the plots and houses allotted under discretionary quota since 1995. The vigilance panel will also initiate criminal proceedings against those who produced false affidavit to get discretionary quota meant for martyrs, sportspersons and distinguished personalities. A total of 1791...