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  • India successfully test fires 3,000 km range nuclear-capable Agni-III missile April 16, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, from a base in Odisha, an official said. The surface-to-surface missile was fired from a launch complex at the Inner Wheeler Island off the coast of Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 200 km...
  • Red Sandalwood found in Gajapati district of Odisha April 9, 2015

    Brahmapur: At least 12 wood-cutters have been arrested for allegedly smuggling red sandalwood and around 200 quintals of logs were seized from them in Mahendra forest range in Gajapati district of Odisha. The arrests were made in the last two years and the seizures were also made during that time, Range...
  • India's missile interceptor fails in 10th test April 7, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India's ballistic missile interceptor failed on its tenth test on Monday, being unable to reach its target, a senior defence official said. The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the coast in Odisha's Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here, but plummeted into...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Punjab beat Rajasthan to set up final clash with Gujarat April 5, 2015

    Punjab defeated Rajasthan in a must-win Group B match on the last day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Super League round on Sunday (April 5) and will meet Gujarat, who won their seventh game in the tournament, in the final on Tuesday in Bhubaneswar. In the other games of the...
  • Watch: Odisha's Banajaga yatra April 5, 2015

    Odisha's Naba-kalebara festival is underway in the Puri district of Odisha where priests re-make the idols of Lord Jagannath. Around 50 lakh people are expected to flock to Puri for this festival. ...
  • Odisha state mining director says will renew 18 iron ore mine licences shut since 2014 April 5, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India's top iron ore producing state Odisha is likely to renew the licences of 18 iron ore mines shut since 2014, a state official said on Saturday, in a boost for local steel producers. A panel of senior government officials in Odisha has recommended the reopening of the mines, which...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Jharkhand lose again despite Jaggi ton; Hyderabad beat Odisha in a thriller April 4, 2015

    Ishank Jaggi scored his maiden Twenty20 century but failed to prevent a fourth consecutive loss for Jharkhand in the Super League of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 on Saturday (April 4). the day, Rajasthan slumped to their first loss in three matches while Gujarat halted Madhya Pradesh's winning march...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: MP, Rajasthan continue their winning run, Odisha beat Punjab April 3, 2015

    Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan continued their winning run in the Super League of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 on Friday (April 3), while Andhra, who were impressive in beating Himachal Pradesh in their first game, slumped to a defeat. Himachal picked up their first win in the Super League after...
  • Proceeds from the coal mine auctions will be used for the development of coal producing states: PM April 1, 2015

    Elated Prime Minister said "Through a transparent auction of just 20 out of 204 coal mines, the country has earned over Rs 2 lakh crores." ...
  • 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...