Orissa

  • India vs Australia: Washout looms over fifth ODI in Cuttack 25-10-2013 09:21 AM

    The fifth ODI between India and Australia to be played on Saturday at Cuttack is under threat as it has been raining incessantly there, water-logging the Barabati Stadium outfield. Since Monday, most of the Odisha districts have seen heavy rainfall, and Cuttack hasn't been spared. As per the local forecast,...
  • Crime situation under control in Odisha: Naveen Patnaik 27-08-2013 07:27 PM

    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the Orissa High Court has been requested to earmark one court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) in each district for trial in cases of crimes against women. While replying to an adjournment motion debate in the Assembly, Patnaik claimed that crime situation...
  • 5th Anniversary of Kandhamal: Naveen Patnaik And The Erosion Of The Liberal Ideal

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Sangh Parivar have never been able to live down the Godhra riots of 2002 but Orissa Chief Minister...

  • Maoists get no foreign financial support: Sudeep Chakravarti 28-05-2013 05:32 PM

    Sudeep Chakravarti, author of 'Red Sun: Travels In Naxalite Country', have studied the evolution of the Maoist movement from its early days. How deep-rooted are its support structures and why is the mighty Indian state not being able to tackle this problem like they have done in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Why 'Chanakya' Pyari's attempt at toppling Naveen failed

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    Though Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, the BJD MP and chief advisor to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, was at the helm of affairs in the BJD...

  • PM admits China has overtaken India in science 03-01-2012 12:10 PM

    Bhubaneshwar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday admitted that China had overtaken India in the arena of science. Speaking at a science congress in Orissa, the PM emphasised that India needed greater investment in the field of science to be able to catch up with China. "As far as resources...
  • One killed, 25 injured in clash over Posco road 14-12-2011 09:12 PM

    Paradip: A man was killed and 25 others were injured on Wednesday in a clash between anti-Posco brigade and a private contractor over construction of a coastal road linking the steel plant site near Paradip. Jagatsinghpur SP S Devadutt Singh said crude bombs and other weapons were used by the...
  • Odisha: Shah Panel begins probe into illegal mining 08-12-2011 08:05 PM

    Keonjhar: The Centre appointed Shah Commission led by former Supreme Court judge Justice MB Shah on Thursday formally began investigation into illegal mining in Odisha. The Commission held a discussion with the district authorities of Keonjhar and Sundergarh besides authorities of the railways, Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) and forest...
  • Odisha lifts quota in land, house allotment 07-12-2011 08:03 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday directed all development authorities and the State Housing Board to stop allotment of land, plots and houses based on discretionary quota after facing criticism from different quarters over "gross misuse" of the same. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik issued this direction which would be effective...
  • Orissa now becomes Odisha; Oriya becomes Odia 05-11-2011 07:32 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Orissa has been renamed Odisha after President Pratibha Patil approved the State Assembly's 2008 resolution. The language Oriya will now be called Odia. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has declared a holiday on Saturday to mark this 'historic' date. "To celebrate this historic decision, Saturday will be a holiday for...
  • Orissa land allotment: Patnaik promises probe 03-11-2011 07:23 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday promised a probe after a Cobrapost-IBN investigation showed how bureaucrats and judges were allotted flats under his ministers' discretionary quota. This came hours after former Orissa urban development minister K V Singhdeo said that he was ready to face probe in the...
  • 'Ready to face probe in Orissa land controversy' 03-11-2011 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: Former urban development minister KV Singhdeo on Thursday said he was ready to face probe in the land allotment controversy. "There was no ill intention in allotting land to the judges and I am ready for any enquiry," he said. An investigation by Cobrapost and IBN Network has...
  • Orissa: 10 killed in bus-truck collision 03-11-2011 10:24 AM

    Sambalpur: At least 10 people, including five women, were killed and 15 others injured in a collision between a passenger bus and a truck in the district on Thursday. The bus from Bargarh was proceeding to Rourkela when it collided head-on with the truck RPT truck near Babubandha on NH-6...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 02-11-2011 11:41 PM

    Judges and bureaucrats in Orissa use ministers' discretionary quota to get flats. Julian Assange loses appeal against extradition. ...
  • Time to stop discretionary land allotments by govts? 02-11-2011 09:36 PM

    Former and sitting judges of Orissa, police officers and bureaucrats have received flats under ministers' quota. ...
  • Orissa: IAS, IPS officers get 'quota' flats 02-11-2011 09:09 PM

    Apart from judges, IAS and IPS officers have also benefited from the ministers discretionary powers in Orissa. ...
  • Do judges need minister's quota for housing? 02-11-2011 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: An investigation by Cobrapost and IBN Network has revealed how former and sitting judges of Orissa, police officers and bureaucrats have received flats from the discretionary quota of ministers. As a matter of fact, successive Urban Development Ministers in the Naveen Patnaik government have misused the discretionary housing...
  • BJP rules out poll pact with BJD 31-10-2011 12:03 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it will not have any electoral alliance with Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the next assembly or Lok Sabha elections. "There is no possibility at all of any alliance with the BJD," BJP state unit president Jual Oram told...
  • Healing mentally-ill through Diwali festivities 26-10-2011 04:30 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Diwali festivities are being used as a way to provide therapy to 150 mentally-challenged women at 'Mission Ashra' in Bhubaneswar. This Diwali India is positive and shining. For the 150 mentally-ill women at 'Mission Ashra' this festival is not just about crackers. For the past eight years, this rehabilitation...
  • Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra enters Orissa 23-10-2011 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: BJP leader LK Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption entered day 13 on Sunday. He will addressing five public meetings across Orissa over the next three days. Advani is expected to target the ruling BJD over large scale corruption. The country-wide Jan Chetna Yatra reached Raipur on Saturday...
  • 17 killed in truck accident in Orissa 07-10-2011 01:47 PM

    Bhubaneswar: At least 17 people were killed and over 25 injured when a tipper truck carrying them overturned in Orissa's Koraput district early on Friday, police said. The accident occurred near the block headquarters town of Dasmantpur, about 550 km from Bhubaneswar, when the people were returning home after celebrating...
  • Exclusive: India's most wanted Maoists revealed 05-10-2011 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: An Intelligence Bureau (IB) dossier with details of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) Politburo and central committee members has finally revealed some of India's most wanted. CNN-IBN has accessed the IB dossier which has the photographs and details of India's most wanted Maoist leaders. The following are...
  • Team Anna starts survey on Jan Lokpal Bill 02-10-2011 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Team Anna Hazare on Sunday kickstarted a nationwide survey on Jan Lokpal Bill in 12 Lok Sabha constituencies, including those of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, to drum up support for their version of the bill. The beginning of the nationwide survey coincided with the birth anniversary of...
  • New Bill a windfall for 60 mining districts 30-09-2011 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet cleared a new bill on regulating and developing mining on Friday which will mandate coal companies to provide 26 per cent of post-tax profit for the welfare of affected people, a move intended to benefit mostly tribals. The Mines & Minerals (Regulation and Development) Bill,...