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  • Orissa floods: 2,600 villages submerged, 8 dead 11-09-2011 02:11 PM

    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 05-08-2011 09:25 PM

    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. A...
  • Annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today 03-07-2011 07:57 AM

    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...
  • Orissa govt halts Posco land acquisition 12-06-2011 08:36 PM

    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...
  • 20 people arrested for obstructing POSCO work 19-05-2011 10:54 AM

    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 11-03-2011 10:49 AM

    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...