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  • Jindal Steel shelves $10 billion project after coal setback 8 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd has shelved a $10 billion coal-to-diesel project, its chairman said, becoming the first big casualty of a Supreme Court decision to scrap coalfields allocated to private firms since 1993. Jindal Steel's 1.5 billion tonne coalfield in Odisha was among 214 cancelled by the Supreme...
  • Vijay Hazare trophy: Amitoze, Mandeep fifties take Punjab into final Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Delightful fifties from Amitoze Singh and Mandeep Singh helped Punjab canter to a seven-wicket win over Odisha and enter the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final, here today. Punjab will take on Karnataka, who won a six-run cliffhanger against Bengal in the other semi-final, in the title clash on Tuesday at...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI should probe Patnaik's role, says LoP, state Assembly Yesterday

    The opposition parties in Odisha have upped their ante against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and have now demanded his resignation. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Leader of the Opposition in the Odisha Assembly, Narsingh Mishra said that after his close aide Saroj Sahu, the CBI should now probe Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. ...
  • Human skulls recovered in Puri Yesterday

    Puri: Twenty human skulls were recovered under a bridge on the Kusabhadra river on Puri-Konark road, police said. Apart from 20 human skulls, three buffalo skulls and some bones were also recovered from the river bed under Liakhai bridge, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Nimapada, Subash Mohanty. While the skulls have...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Opposition up the ante against CM Patnik, demand his resignation Yesterday

    Bhubaneshwar: The opposition parties in Odisha have upped their ante against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and have now demanded his resignation. The remarks came after Patnaik's close aide Saroj Sahu was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the chit fund scam. The Biju Janata Dal continues...
  • Naveen Patnaik has no moral right to continue as Odisha CM: Odisha Congress Chief whip Yesterday

    Congress Chief whip Tara Bahinipati said that Naveen Patnaik has no moral right to continue as Odisha's CM. "Saroj Sahu is the most trusted man of Naveen Patnaik," said Bahinipati. ...
  • Odisha chit fund scam probe reaches CM office, CBI questions Patnaik aide 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the multi-crore Odisha chit fund scam reached the doorsteps of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's office on Saturday. Patnaik's residence office assistant Saroj has been questioned by the CBI in connection with the case. He was grilled for almost 1.5 hours by the CBI...
  • Saradha scam: CBI questions Odisha CM's former aide; opposition unwilling to relent 2 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The Central Buraeu of Investigation (CBI) on Friday issued summons to Rajya Sabha member and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam. "If tomorrow CBI thinks that Naveen Patnaik has some facts to reveal, then they might summon him also, this is...
  • Saradha scam: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik faces heat in CBI probe, close aide questioned 2 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The Central Buraeu of Investigation (CBI) on Friday issued summons to Rajya Sabha member and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam. Former chief political advisor of Naveen Patnaik for more than a decade, Pyarimohan Mohapatra's house was also raided earlier this week....
  • CBI summons former BJD leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam 3 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar:Central Buraeu of Investigation (CBI) on Friday issued summons to Rajya Sabha member and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam. Odisha Assembly adjourned for the second day due to protest by opposition over the chit fund scam. Mohapatra was questioned by CBI in Bhubaneswar. His...
  • Odisha edge past Goa by 1 run to enter Vijay Hazare semis 4 days ago

    Rajkot: In a thrilling battle on Thursday, Odisha prevailed a tense finish to edge past Goa by one run and book their semi-final spot in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament. Put into bat at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Odisha rode on contrasting centuries from Anurag Sarangi (112) and skipper Biplab...
  • Odisha: College student kills classmate over love affair 5 days ago

    Cuttack: A 20-year-old college student was arrested by Cuttack city police on Wednesday for allegedly killing his classmate and throwing his body into river water over a triangular love affair. Police said that they arrested Amulya Sahoo (20), a student of Stewart Science College and a...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI conducts raids at CM's former aide Pyarimohan Mohapatra's residence 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths are conducting raids at 22 premises including the residence of former Naveen Patnaik aide Pyarimohan Mohapatra in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam. The raids are being held to probe the alleged involvement of 'Seashore Group' in the scam. Mohapatra, a former Biju...
  • Odisha: Mid-day meals continue to be cooked in unhygienic conditions November 14, 2014

    Cuttack: In Odisha, there are 73,000 schools where mid-day meals are provided to students everyday. The government spends around Rs 800 crore per year on these mid-day meals. Per student per meal, the amount spent is a little over Rs 4. But what is more important to know, is under...
  • Chitfund scam: CBI court rejects MLA's bail plea, sends him to jail November 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Separate courts on Thursday rejected bail petitions of suspended BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy, model Preeti Bhatia and two others arrested for their alleged links with the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha. Tripathy, who was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's (special) court after completion of his...
  • Nitish Kumar questions BJP's appointment of junior ministers November 13, 2014

    Bettiah: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar took a dig at BJP's appointment of eight ministers at the Centre. "Majority of them have been made Ministers of State and everybody knows a MOS gets work only on sweet will of the Cabinet minister of that department," Kumar said at the first...
  • Is engaging men crucial on issues of violence against women? November 11, 2014

    A study done by the United Nations has produced some alarming results. Six out of 10 Indian men have admitted to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners. ...
  • Six out of 10 Indian men admit to committing violence against their wives: UN report November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixty per cent of Indian men admit acting violently against their wife or partner at some point in their lives while 52 per cent of women admit having faced some form of violence during their lifetime, says a UN report. The highest reports of violence came from Odisha and...
  • 6 out of 10 men admit to having perpetrated violence against wives, partners: UN November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A study done by the United Nations has produced some alarming results. Six out of 10 Indian men have admitted to having perpetrated violence against their wives or partners. The study goes on to say that men who experienced discrimination as children or faced financial stress are more likely...
  • 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 IAS officer arrested in recruitment scam November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The anti-corruption vigilance wing arrested an IAS officer on the charge of irregularities in the recruitment of Revenue Inspectors and Amins when he was collector of Balangir district. Debraj Mishra, who was placed under suspension in September last after prime facie evidences were received against him, was arrested from...
  • Shreevats Goswami, Veer Pratap shine as Bengal beat Odisha by 25 runs November 7, 2014

    Kalyani: Pint-sized opener Shreevats Goswami and new ball bowler Veer Pratap Singh produced impressive performances as Bengal comfortably beat Odisha by 25 runs to kick-start their campaign in the East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Former India U-19 wicketkeeper-batsman Goswami anchored the Bengal innings as his unbeaten 110 took...
  • 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...
  • Tribal families yet to receive aid after cyclone Hudhud November 7, 2014

    Koraput(Odisha): Almost a month after cyclone Hudhud hit Odisha, seven tribal families of remote Podaguda village claim they are yet to get aid to reconstruct their houses. After gusty wind ripped through their houses on October 12, these tribal families have taken shelter on the verandah of fellow villagers. "While roof of...
  • It's not setback for BJD: Odisha CM on chitfund scam arrest November 5, 2014

    The CBI on Tuesday arrested BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda in connection to Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. The BJD leader and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said, "It's not setback for BJD. They are individual. The law will take its own course" ...
  • Odisha: Political bigwigs in CBI net for alleged involvement in chit fund scam November 5, 2014

    The CBI sleuths made three high profile arrests in ten days for their alleged involvement in the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. ...
  • BJD to maintain equal distance from Cong, BJP: Naveen Patnaik November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: BJD would continue to maintain equal distance both from Congress and BJP, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said. "BJD would like to maintain its policy of equi-distance from both Congress and BJP," he said at an interactive session held during the third edition of the Odisha Literary Festival...
  • No one is above law: BJP on MP Hansda suspension November 4, 2014

    Biju Janata Dal on Tuesday evening suspended its MP Ramchandra Hansda and former MLA Subarna Naik who was arrested in Odisha Chitfund scam earlier in the day. ...
  • BJD breeding corruption in Odisha: BJP November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday accused the ruling BJD in Odisha for "breeding corruption" during its rule in the state for years after CBI arrested its Lok Sabha MP Ramchandra Hansdah and a former MLA were arrested in connection with the chit fund scam case. The party said that BJD's...
  • Regional language literature portray wide spectrum, says Naveen Patnaik November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Noting that literatures in regional languages get little publicity, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that these writings portray a wide spectrum and authentic account of social life and Indian literature is not confined to works in English. "Indian literature is certainly not confined to Indian writings...