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Odisha Congress unit active for Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to state Tuesday, December 07, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar : The Congress is now very active for the two days visit of All India Congress Party General Secretary  Rahul Gandhi on 8th December. It is expected that the name of Pradesh Congress President will be declared after the Visit of Sr... Orissa: Maoists hack 3 persons to death at Topadihi near Rourkela Tuesday, December 07, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Sundergarh: The Maoists have hacked three villagers to death from Topadihi near Rourkela under K Balang police station on Monday suspecting them as Informer of Police. The deceased, including a ward member and a teacher, were abducted by the ... Life across Orissa affected due to chilly spell, sudden rain Monday, December 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Surprisingly the weather conditions changed drastically due to depression over Bay of Bengal. Since Sunday, light drizzles accompanied by squally wind have contributed to sudden drop in temperature. Life across the state ... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik launches Human Resources Management System Monday, December 06, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) in the Orissa Secretariat on Monday , which  is a flagship project of General Administration (Administrative Reforms) Department implement... Orissa Government to enact law to regulate Micro Finance firms Monday, December 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadia on Monday informed the State Assembly that the State Government has decided to enact a special law to have control over private investors  (Micro Finance ) operating in the State. For... Orissa Government collected Rs 24.22 lakh as penalties from 8,216 persons for drinking; smoking in public places Monday, December 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the State Assembly that the Government has collected Rs 24.22 lakh as penalties from 8,216 persons who were caught red headedly while drinking and smoking in public places in Bhuba... Orissa State Civil Supplies Corporation assigned to collect 14 lakh MT of CMR during KMS-20010-11 Monday, December 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Food and Procurement policy for Kharif Marketing season 2010-11 allows genuine farmers to see their paddy through Kinsan Credit Card or Land Pass Book or Record of Rights (Patta), farmers identity card, certificate of revenue off... Orissa: Railway suspends few trains due to modernisation work at Jharsuguda road station Monday, December 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Due to modernisation work at Jharsuguda Road Railway Station for commencement of Non-Interlocking work w.e.f. 8th December 2010, it has been decided to cancel and short-terminate following trains running through the station. ... Orissa to implement 14 PPP projects worth Rs 6,218 cr says minister for Planning & Coordination Monday, December 06, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to undertake 14 projects on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode involving an expenditure of Rs 6,218.02 crore. A total of 46 projects, to be taken up on the PPP mode, are under the consideration of the state government,... Orissa SC, ST Development body spent Rs 1.94 crore for infrastructural development Monday, December 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The SC and ST Development Financial Cooperative Corporation has so far spent Rs 1.94 crore for construction of roads and creation of irrigation facilities in the areas dominantly inhabited by the SC and ST people. The Corporation... Maoists abduct Special Police Officer in Orissa Sunday, December 05, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Malkangiri : The Maoists have abducted one Banda youth Hadi Badanaik of Andahal village under Mudulipada Police Station since last  Thursday night. The only Banda youth Hadi Badanaik is a Special Police Officer (SPO) . The Maois... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik calls on students to protest against Centre's anti-Orissa policies Sunday, December 05, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Knaungo; Bhubaneswar : The  Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik  called upon student community of the rulling Biju Janta Dal (BJD)  to protest against the Centre's "anti-Orissa policies." The Chief Minister expressed that the students are ... Maoists regret blowing ambulance in Orissa Sunday, December 05, 2010 Bhubaneswar: A week after they blew up an ambulance killing five innocent civilians in Kandhamal district, Maoists have admitted that it was a big blunder on their part. In a message to local newspapers offices in the district on Friday night, Communist Party of India (M... Marine police in Orissa seizes 12000 liters of kerosene at Paradip Sunday, December 05, 2010 Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: In major breakthrough, fishery department and marine police officials have boosted the racket for supplying of 12000 liters of kerosene to Bangladesh through water ways. Sources said that one racket consisting mafias, fishermen communit... Orissa Vigilance raids on Special Branch cop, found assets worth of Rs 91 lakh Sunday, December 05, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Orissa Vigilance raids on Special Branch cop Purusottam Jena found assets worth of Rs 91 lakh. On the allegation of acquisition and possession of disproportionate assets by Purusottam Jena, SI of Police, Special Branch, Bhubaneswar, his residential building at Bhuban... Odisha Higher Education Minister says state would not loss UGC assistance of Rs 300 crore Saturday, December 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Refuting apprehensions of some of Members, the Higher Education Minister on Saturday said in the Assembly that the State would not loss UGC assistance of Rs 300 crore as the Government has already issued both resolution and notif... Odisha Assembly Speaker adjourns Assembly for five minutes for lack of quorum Saturday, December 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent;Bhubaneswar: Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat on Saturday adjourned the State Assembly for five minutes for lack of quorum. As the House met at 3 pm in the afternoon session, the Speaker found that the required number of Members to run the Ho... Orissa Government distributes 16.72 crore as pre-Matric stipends to SC, ST students Saturday, December 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: SC and ST Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Minister Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha on Saturday informed the State Assembly that amounts of Rs 11.72 crore and Rs 5 crore have been distributed as pre-Matric stipends ... Odisha Government assures there would be no distress paddy sale Saturday, December 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Assuring that there would be no distress paddy sale, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sarada Prasad Nayak on Saturday informed the State Assembly that the State Government is fully committed to give minimum support pri... Orissa Police arrested 3 dreaded criminals, recovered a revolver and 7 live cartridges Saturday, December 04, 2010 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: Kujanga police on Friday night successfully nabbed 3 dreaded criminals and recovered a revolver, 7 live cartridges and few lethal weapons under their possession and foiled their plan for committing crime in Kujanga areas. According to... Pandemonium in Orissa assembly over Vedanta University issue Saturday, December 04, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly today witnessed uproarious scene with the Opposition Congress members reiterating their demands on immediate return of the land acquired by the state government for the Vedanta University project at Puri to the original owners as per the directive ... Orissa Government prepares project to drain accumulated water from Sun Temple at Konark Saturday, December 04, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday informed the State Assembly that it has prepared a Rs 1 crore project for draining out accumulated rain water in the world famous 13th century Sun Temple at Konark. The state water resources department has prepared the project ... Orissa legislators demand for set up of a Government Medical College at Balasore Saturday, December 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : Both the legislatures of Ruling and Opposition have demanded for set up of a Government Medical College at Balasore. In the Zero hour legislature Ananta das, Surendra Prasad Paramanik, Pratap Sarangi, Jeeban Pradip Das, Debi Pra... Orissa Government to create Directorate for Disability Welfare says CM Naveen Patnaik Friday, December 03, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar : The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the International Disabled Day Ceremony organized by the Women and Child welfare Department. The Chief Minister expressed that there is also role of Disabled for the development of the Soc... Odisha Government given independent status to Dental Department of SCB Friday, December 03, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Prasanna Acharya on Friday informed the House that the Dental Department of SCB Medical College and Hospital has been separated and given independent status of Dental Medical College.... Maoists blow up police out post in Orissa's Bansapani by land mines Friday, December 03, 2010 Report by Bibhuti Patnaik, Keonjhar: The Maoists have blow up Bansapani Police Out Post last night by land mines. As per the information , about more than 30 armed Maoists attacked on the Bansapani Police Out Post last night and blow down by landmine. But fornatately no b... Orissa based Paradip Port Trust to observe golden jubilee Friday, December 03, 2010 Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: Paradip Port Trust has taken elaborate arrangement to observe golden jubilee of port foundation day from 3rd January in which PPT chairman Mr Biplav Kumar has sought the cooperation from to make it success. Sources said that foundation ... Odisha: East Coast Railway to introduce three new trains Friday, December 03, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: As announced in the last Railway Budget, Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce three new trains in East Coast Railway jurisdiction. Puri-Howrah-Puri daily Duronto Express will be introduced from 7th December 2010; Sambalp... Orissa Government says 162 headmaster posts lying vacant Friday, December 03, 2010 Bhubaneswar: A total of 162 headmaster posts in government high schools are lying vacant as on October 31, 2010. After availing of leave of the High Court, all the vacant posts would be filled up through promotion basis, school and mass education minister Pratap Jena inf... Minister says Orissa Government target to provide Madhu Babu Pension to14 lakh people Friday, December 03, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Woman and child welfare minister Pramila Mallick on Thursday informed the State Assembly that the state government has set a target to provide Madhu Babu Pension to 14, 08, 400 beneficiaries in 2010-11. Replying to a question of Dusmant Nayak, she said that t... Orissa: PLGA Week; Maoist Blueprint targets to recruit 5000 cadres Friday, December 03, 2010 Report by Kishor Dash, Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: While the month-long C.P.I (Maoist) convened Peoples Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) celebration began from today has put the cops in a fix, a report coming from A.P-Machhkund border in Koraput district is to be believed, than ... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik approves proposal for irrigating about 26,248 hectare Friday, December 03, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : A high level meeting held in the Odisha Secretariat on Thursday  under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik . The Chief Minister  approved a proposal for irrigating about 26,248 hectare under drought p... Orissa Government reshuffles in IPS cadres Thursday, December 02, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo, Bhubaneswar : A reshuffle effected in IPS level. As per the notification of the Home Department Sri D.N. Gocchayat  posted as  Khurdhs SP, Bhubaneswar Additional DCP Seshadev Mallick posted as Nayagarh SP, Baliguda SDPO Sarthak Sarangi po... Orissa Government planning to introduce code for Anganwadi workers soon Thursday, December 02, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The State Government is planning to introduce  dress code for Anganwadi workers soon. Woman and Child Welfare Minister Pramila Mallick informed this in the State Assembly on Thursday. Replying to a question of ... Orissa: Opposition urges government to announce bonus for farmers, stop distress paddy sale Thursday, December 02, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The Opposition members raised the issue over distress sale of paddy prevailed for some time in the State Assembly on Thursday  and demanded that the State Government should immediately announce bonus and stop distress paddy... Rahul Gandhi to visit Orissa on 7th December Thursday, December 02, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo, Bhubaneswar: All India Congress Committee general Secretary Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Orissa in a two days programme from 7th to 8th  December, 2010. In his two days  programme he will attend some party meetings at Cuttack, Ba... Orissa: Former Bargarh MLA Jadumani Pradhan passes away Thursday, December 02, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Former legislature of Bargarh Assembly Constituency Jadumani Pradhan expired here in the Kalinga Hospital  Wednesday night at the age of 67.He was ill since last one year. He survived two son and four daughters. He ... India successfully test-fired Super sonic BrahMos cruise missile in Orissa coast Thursday, December 02, 2010 Report by Karunakar Sahoo, Balasore: India test-fired successfully the 290-km range Super sonic BrahMos cruise missile from  launch pad No. 3 of the the Integrated Test Range (ITR )  at Chandipur off the Orissa coast on Thursday at 11.00am.The District Administ... Orissa Government suspends 13 officials for alleged involvement in coal scam Thursday, December 02, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Industries minister Raghunath Mohanty on Wednesday informed the State Assembly that the state government has suspended 13 officials including an IAS officer in the linkage coal scam occurred in Odisha Small Industries Corporation (OSIC).The minister, while r... Orissa receives Rs 1,089 cr under PMGSY says minister Thursday, December 02, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Rural development minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Wednesday informed the State Assembly that the state government has received Rs 1088.81 crore under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from the Centre for the current fiscal up to November 24. Replying... Orissa has 5, 075 million tonne iron ore deposits says minister Thursday, December 02, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The State has deposits of nearly 5,075 million tonne irone ore, 171 million tonne of chrome, 1806 million tonne of bauxite, 119 million tonne manganese and 65,121 million tonne of coal as on April 1, 2010. Replying to a question of Karendra Majhi, Steel and M... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates 21st Konark Dance Festival Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Puri: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated the 21st Konark Dance Festival at the Sun Temple in Konark. The dance festival which is being organized by the State Tourism Department has been dedicated to Odissi dance guru... Orissa: Sudarsan Pattnak performs sand animation show on World AIDS day Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: Sudarsan Pattnak, International Reputed Sand Artist performs a sand animation show at Bhubaneswar organized by Orissa State AIDS Control Society. Government of Orissa on the occasion of World AIDS day. Sudarsan performs ten min on a... BSF organizes massive blood donation camp in Orissa's Balimela Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Report by Kishor Dash & Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: To celebrate it’s 45th raising day with a difference, the the 107th Battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) deployed at Balimela today organized a massive blood donation camp in it’s camp premises. BSF has grown ... Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates state level World AIDS Day celebration Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the World AIDS Day celebration as Chief Guest . Inaugurating the occasion. the Chief Minister expressed that  Today we are observing the  “World AIDS Day”. It is my duty to... Orissa Minister alleges centre adopted partisan policy in case of giving kerosene to the State Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: Alleging that the Union Government has adopted partisan policy in case of giving kerosene to the State, Food, Supply and Consumer Welfare Minister Sarada Prasad Naik on Tuesday informed the State Assembly that the Centre is supplying an a... Uproar in Orissa Assembly over paddy distress sale Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly on Tuesday witnessed uproarious scenes as both the Opposition Congress and the BJP expressed grave concern over the distress sale of paddy. Later, they staged a walkout in the House dissatisfied with the minister’s reply. Raising the issue ... Orissa: Opposition Congress criticizes Government over not presentation of white paper relating to Home Department Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Opposition Congress members on Tuesday expressed concern as the State Government did not present white paper relating to Home Department and the report of the Regional Disparities Committee on the floor of the House before pl... Energy minister says demand for power in Orissa set at 3850 mega watt Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Energy Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Naik on Tuesday informed the House  that demand for power in the State for 2010-11 has been set at 3850 mega watt as per estimation of Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Replying to... Orissa Government to develop 900 animal resources centres in 3 years Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Fisheries and Animal Resources Minister Dr  Damodar Rout on Tuesday informed the House  that the State Government has set a target to set up 900 animal resources centres in coming three years in the State. Reply...
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