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Orissa to irrigate 2 lakh hectares of land in 2 years Saturday, October 23, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: In a bid to enhance irrigation capacity, the State Government would soon introduce a big lift irrigation policy. As per the proposal there would be large lift irrigation points on the banks of rivers at different places so that m... Orissa: EPF Adalat is scheduled to be held on 10th November Saturday, October 23, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The next EPF Adalat is scheduled to be held on 10th November in the premises of Regional Office at Bhubaneswar. The cases will be heard instant. The complaints should reached in the office in writing or in the website  befo... Eighty labourers from Orissa fallen ill after consuming food in Visakhapatnam Saturday, October 23, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: At least one Oriya labourer of Orissa State died and the condition of 11 others turned critical of after consuming contaminated food and water in the Moha Cement Factory of My home  Industry at Mulakalpalli  near Yelama... Orissa: Banapur Bhagabati stalemate ends, rituals resume Friday, October 22, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The week-long deadlock over conduct of rituals of  Banapur Bhagabati  came to and  end after marathon discussions with servitors and district administration broke the ice and representatives of the temple agreed to... Vice President’s flight held up in Orissa Airport to allow private plane to land Friday, October 22, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The special Indian Air Force flight ‘ Raj Hans ‘ carrying the Vice President M Hamid Ansari and his family members had to wait on the runway for about 5 minutes at the Biju Patnaik airport here on Friday to make way for the landi... Central delegation attributes lack of communication facilities to diarrhoea deaths in Orissa Friday, October 22, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The-three member Planning Commission team led by Abhijit  Sen had recently visited diarrhoea affected Koraput and Rayagada districts. Wrapping up their three-day visit to the state, Planning Commission member  Sri ... Vice-president Md Hamid Ansari calls on youths to fight Corruption Friday, October 22, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Corruption has spread to all sectors of the society since a long , All should effort for the eradication of it . The  Vice-president of India Md  Hamid Ansari said and called upon youths to fight it. “Kalinga In... Orissa to provide power to farmers at cheaper rates says Prafulla Ghadei Friday, October 22, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The state government is contemplating to provide power to all farmers in the state at cheaper rates. Besides, it is also planning to provide electricity to each household – in both the urban and rural areas - within the shortest possib... Deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, rain likely to occur in Orissa Friday, October 22, 2010 Bhubaneswar:  A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has turned into a cyclonic storm named ‘Giri’ lying about 650 km south-east from Balasore and is likely to cross into north Myanmar and Bangladesh tomorrow. Though the cyclonic storm will have no impact on the eas... NTPC submits proposal to set up Power Engineering College in Orissa Friday, October 22, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The NTPC has submitted a proposal to set up a modernized Power Engineering College at Talcher area .  The Chief Minister has given consent  to provide all short of assistance in the matter. The Chairman of NTPC ... Construction firm agrees to bring back Orissa labourers detained in Sudan Thursday, October 21, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Progressive Construction Company Ltd.  Agreed to bring back the Oriya labourers detained in Sudan. It is to be mentioned here that nearly 150 labourers from Khurda district alleged detained by their employer at ... Orissa Government send views on Meena Gupta panel report on Posco to MoEF Thursday, October 21, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa government on Thursday replied to the clarifications sought by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on the two separate reports submitted by Meena Gupta Committee regarding proposed Posco project in Jagatsing... Vice President’s Convocation address t Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Thursday, October 21, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari  has said that according to FAO, over 250 million Indians are chronically undernourished, constituting 22 per cent of our population. This is anomalous looking at record food grain production in recent years. Del... BJP slams Orissa Govt’s industrialization jingle Thursday, October 21, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the Odisha government for adopting hidden personal agenda on setting up of different industrial projects, the state BJP on Wednesday said that the industrialisation slogan of chief minister Naveen Patnaik was just a publicity stunt and it lacke... Orissa Government to reply to Meena Gupta committee report in 3 days Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Wednesday said it would submit its reply on the Meena Gupta Committee’s recommendations on Posco to the Union Government in three days time. A compre... Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Orissa visit on a 3 day visit Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The Honourable Vice-President of India Md Hamid Ansari  arrived here in a special flight  of the Indian Air Force ‘Raj Hans’ . Governor of Orissa Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik received ... Environment Ministry seeks Orissa government’s clarification on Gupta panel’s findings Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday asked the state government to put forward its views before the Forest Advisory Committee meets on October 25 to take a final call on the issue. In a written communiqué to Chief Minister N... Vice President Hamid Ansari to arrive in Orissa today Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari will arrive Orissa on Wednesday on a three days tour to Orissa. He will arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Air Port at 5.00pm on Wednesday in a special flight. In the Air Port gua... Orissa Government to provide additional 6 Kgs of Rice to 53 lakh BPL families Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar : It has been decided in a high level meeting under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  to provide addit... Orissa School and Mass Education minister inaugurates students help line Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo, Bhubaneswar : The students help line has been inaugurated by the School and Mass Education Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday in the OPEPA Office premises . The school students , their guardians now can file their grievances directly to the higher aut... Central team to visit Orissa's diarrhoea-hit areas Monday, October 18, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The members of the Central Planning Commission who arrived in the state on Monday are scheduled to visit the diarrhoea-affected Rayagada on Tuesday. The three-member team representing Planning Commission on Monday arrived here and held discussions with Govern... Orissa Chief Minister reviews rural water supply projects in state Monday, October 18, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday has reviewed on the Rural Water Supply in the state and stressed on the supply of pure and safe drinking water in the rural areas. As per the information in the meeting , 1936 p... Orissa CM reviews progress of special package announced for Kandhamal Monday, October 18, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Mondat has reviewed the progress of the special package announced for Kandhamal and directed to speed up different programmes . As per the information of the meeting now peace continu... Orissa CM announces names of Chairmans of different Corporations Monday, October 18, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo, Bhubaneswar: At last the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced the most awaited names of the Chairmans of different Corporations . Orissa Khadi and Village Industries Board-Nagendra Pradhan, Orissa State Housing Board – Saroj Samal, ... Orissa: Posco panel submits report to Ministry of Environment Monday, October 18, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The four-member review committee on Posco headed by former environment secretary Meena Gupta probing alleged violation of green norms submitted two separate reports to Ministry of Environment and Forests on Monday. The four-member committee comprising Meena ... Orissa: Maoists triggered landmine blast near Sikhapalli BSF camp Monday, October 18, 2010 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: In a daring incident, the Maoist rebels triggered a landmine blast near a BSF camp in Sikhpalli area, some 15 km from here today morning. The powerful landmine was set off along a road at Sikhapalli near here apparently targeting BSF person... Orissa CM, opposition leaders seek blessings of goddess Durga Monday, October 18, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited eight puja pandals in the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar on the Vijay Dashami on Sunday Dusshera. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Suryanarayan Patro offered prayers at Naya Palli puja pandal here in ... Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Turns 65 Saturday, October 16, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Turns 65. The birthday was celebrated in a simple manner without much fanfare in  Naveen Niwas. Well wishers, politicians, including Ministers, MLAs , senior party leaders, Mediapersons, some high lev... Orissa CM announces cash award for Commonwealth Games medal winners Saturday, October 16, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced cash prize for the medal winners in the Commonwealth Games K. Ravi Kumar and Srabani Nanda. Gold Medallist in weightlifting K . Ravi Kumar will  get a ... Orissa Youth Congress to undertake campaign against state government Saturday, October 16, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa Pradesh Youth Congress has  decided to undertake a massive State-wide campaign against the state government from November 14, marking the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The campaign, which i... Orissa: Seven fishermen missing in Bay of Bengal and Chilika Saturday, October 16, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Balugaon:  Three fishermen are missing since last Tuesday afternoon while they had gone for fishing in the Bay of Bengal with a mechanised boat. But two of their mates have returned back, said coast guard sources. According to of... Orissa: depression intensifies, dampen Puja celebrations Saturday, October 16, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains was witnessed in several parts of the state due to a depression over the Bay of Bengal on Friday, disrupting normal life and dampening Durga puja festivities. Met Department says Rain and thundershowers have been predicted across the State in the... Orissa: Superstitious people find it hard to digest ban on animal sacrifice Friday, October 15, 2010 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur:  Shakti Puja and Durga Puja celebrations, which just got up for this year in Odisha, dates back to a time as old as the cultural heritage of the state. During autumn, which falls in the month of Odisha calendar Asvina Durga Puja... Orissa: Animal sacrifice at Maa Bhagabati Shakti Peetha at Banapur stopped Friday, October 15, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The the animal sacrifice ritual on ‘maha astami’ at the Maa Bhagabati Shakti Peetha at Banapur of Khurda district stopped on Friday . The administration had imposed Sec 144 of Criminal Procedure Code in the surroundings on Thursday ... Art of idol making fades owing dearth of artisans in Orissa Friday, October 15, 2010 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: As the people of the state are getting decked up to celebrate the autumnal festival Durga Puja but the situation prevails that there are dearth of artisans and idol makers for making the idol to be worshiped during Puja. Reports indi... 150 labourers from Orissa allegedly detained in central Sudan Thursday, October 14, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Nearly 150 labourers from Khurda district alleged detained by their employer at a construction site in central Sudan. The district Police  have received complaints from their families on the detention of about 150 labourers. Steps are being taken t... Orissa administration imposes Sec 144 at Banapur Bhagabati temple to prevent animal sacrifice Thursday, October 14, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court had directed the state government On 5th October to ensure that animals were not sacrificed at the temple during Dussehra celebrations. By the direction of the Orissa High Court . The  district admini... Maoists blew up a panchayat building, godown in Orissa Thursday, October 14, 2010 Report by Sibabrata Dash, Malkangiri: Maoists blew up a panchayat building and a godown in Malkangiri district continuing their offensive on places being used to accommodate security forces . As per the information, More than 50 armed Maoists stormed into remote Mad... Orissa sounds depression alert in coastal districts Thursday, October 14, 2010 Bhubaneswar: With formation of a depression over Bay of Bengal centred about 550 km from Gopalpur, the Orissa government on Wednesday sounded high alert in six coastal districts. The local office of Indian Metrological Department (IMD) in its general forecast predicted ra... Justice H.S. Bhalla, Justice Aruna Suresh transferred to Orissa High Court Thursday, October 14, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack : Justice Bhabani Prasad Roy of the Orissa High Court has been transferred to the Kerala High Court. Justice Aruna Suresh of the Delhi High Court have been transferred to Orissa High Court . Justice H.S. Bhalla of Haryana High Court ... Social worker Sri Raghunath Mohanty has passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: A notable social worker Sri Raghunath Mohanty has passed away on  12/10/2010 at 12:10 PM at Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar,where he was under the treatment of Dr.Samir Sahoo and Dr.Binakar.  He was with his sons Dr Arabi... Orissa demands Rs 1516 crore assistance from centre to deal with drought Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The state government on Wednesday demanded Rs 1516 crore as central assistance to deal with the  drought situation in the state. The Revenue Minister Suryanarayan Patra told here in a Press conference that the Centre had c... Commonwealth Games Gold medal winner K.Ravi Kumar arrives in Orissa, meets CM Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: After scripting history at the Commonwealth Games, the “golden boy” from Orissa, weightlifter K.Ravi Kumar arrived Bhubaneswar  on Wednesday. However, there was nobody present at the Biju Patnaik airport to receive him. ... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik meets Governor Bhandare Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meetS with the Governor Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare on Wednesday at Raj Bhawan  and discussed regarding development programmes taken for the development of the scheduled areas of the state. Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik writes letter to PM Dr. Singh over KBK districts Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has requested for his intervention for immediate approval of the Eight year Prospective Plan-2009-2017   for KBK districts. In... Orissa Government stresses on women education, distribution of books in state Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  on Tuesday has reviewed the working of Sarvasikhya Abhijan in the state. The Chief Minister has given stresses on the women education and distribution of books. As per the inf... Orissa government effects minor reshuffle in IAS cadre Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The state government has effected a minor reshuffle in IAS cadre. As per the notification of the General Administration department Gagan Dhal returned from the central deputation and posted as the Secretary of Transport and Comme... Orissa Revenue department officially declares 15 districts as drought affected Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Revenue department officially declared 15 districts as drought affected. These districts are Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Boudh, Debagarh, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Puri, Sonepur, Sambalpur and S... Orissa to develop 10,000 KMs of RD Roads Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  in a high level meeting in the Orissa Secretariat on Tuesday has  reviewed  the progress of the construction of Roads in the state. As per the  information in the meeting the... 35 Maoists from Chhattisgarh reportedly enter Orissa Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: As tipped-off by the Chhattisgarh police, at least 35 Maoist ultras have entered Odisha after the red rebels backed out in the ongoing combing operation against them in Mahasamund district in Chhattisgarh close to the Odisha bord...
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AICC Team addressing media at Bhubaneswar after visiting Kandhamal. Photo-Ashok Panda
AICC Team addressing media at Bhubaneswar after visiting Kandhamal.
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