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  • Ranji Trophy Group B: Baroda opt for three points November 5, 2012

    Vadodara: Baroda took three points from a draw with Karnataka after batting the visitors out of the equation at the Moti Bagh Stadium on Sunday. From 115 for 4 overnight – a lead of 237 – Baroda marched on after the loss of Irfan Pathan for 38 soon into the...
  • Rs 3 lakh crore mining scam unearthed in Orrisa September 27, 2011

    RTI activist Biswajit Mohanty has filed a PIL calling for a CBI inquiry in the illegal mining in Orrisa. ...
  • Is illegal mining a scam that cuts across all the states? September 27, 2011

    Another Illegal mining scam, worth Rs 3 lakh crore, has been unearthed in Orissa's Keonhjar district. ...
  • Orissa floods: 2,600 villages submerged, 8 dead September 11, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Flood's fury in Mahanadi and other rivers has wreaked havoc in Orissa submerging about 2,600 villages spread over 19 districts and leaving eight dead as the state government on Sunday stepped up relief and rescue operations for 11 lakh affected people. The floods, which claimed eight lives and left...
  • SC adjourns hearing over mine allocation to POSCO August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned hearing on dispute on allocation of iron ore mines in 2,500 hectares in the Khandadhar hills in Orissa to South Korean POSCO, which has proposed to set up 12mtpa steel plant at an investment of Rs 51,000 crore in the state. ...
  • Annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today July 3, 2011

    Puri: The fervour of the annual Jagannath rath yatra has begun in Puri. Lakhs of devotees gather in the holy city to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagananth, Lord Balbhadra and Goddess Subhadra from Jagannath to Gundicha temple. But amidst the excitement is the threat to the festival from...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins July 3, 2011

    The holy city to pull the three chariots of Lord Jagaanth, Lord Balbhadra and Goddess Subhadra from Jagannath. ...
  • Orissa govt halts Posco land acquisition June 12, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: In a temporary respite to anti-Posco agitators, the Orissa government on Sunday halted land acquisition for the Rs 52,000 crore steel project for five days. There would be no land acquisition for the Posco project at the proposed site near Paradip for five days from on Sunday in view of...
  • 20 people arrested for obstructing POSCO work May 19, 2011

    Paradip: Around 20 people were arrested on Thursday for allegedly trying to obstruct the process of land acquisition for the Rs 52,000 crore Posco steel plant. Activists of United Action Committee (UAC), who earlier backed the mega project, were taken into custody as they blocked the entry route to Gada...
  • India sucessfully test-fires 2 N-capable missiles March 11, 2011

    Balasore: India on Friday successfully test-fired its homegrown nuclear-capable Prithvi II and Dhanush missiles, a defence official said. The Prithvi II surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 350 km was launched from Chandipur, some 230 km from Orissa capital Bhubaneswar. Dhanush, the naval version of Prithvi with the same range,...
  • Boat with over 35 people capsizes in Orissa October 7, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: A boat carrying more than 35 people, including school students, capsized while crossing the Budha river at Champachhanda ghat in Orissa's Jajpur district on Wednesday evening, officials said. Twenty-five people have been rescued so far. "A boat has capsized in the Budha river at about 4:30 pm. I heard the...
  • BJP to hold rally in Orissa to show strength March 10, 2009

    New Delhi: In the aftermath of the BJP-BJD break-up in Orissa, BJP has also announced a rally in Bhubaneshwar to "expose the betrayal of BJD" in front of the people of Orissa. The BJP is going all out to show its strength in Orissa the a massive rally in Bhubaneshwar will...
  • Orissa, Guj, Maharashtra reel under untimely rains September 20, 2008

    New Delhi: The curse of floods continues. Orissa, Gujarat and Maharashtra are reeling under the wrath of untimely rains. There was a late night breakthrough in rescue operations at Bhandardara in Maharashtra. Five engineers who were trapped in the flood waters since Friday morning were finally rescued around 02:00 hrs...