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Gastro takes 50 lives in Orissa’s Rayagada distirict Thursday, September 02, 2010 Report by Joyti Prakash; Rayagada: More than 50 persons died of gastroenteritis in different parts of Raygada last week. Kashipur and Bissamkatak blocks are the worst affected with more than 10 deaths in last few days. In Gudari at least 20 people have died due to s... Orissa Forest officials seize 25 turtles from West Bengal resident Thursday, September 02, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Mancheswar Forest Division officials have seized 25 turtles and arrested one West Bengal resident Madan Kumar Maiti (26) from Samantarapur Check gate. He was coming to Bhubaneswar in a Bus carrying turtles in a bag. As pe... 1.5 Lakh people migrated out of Orissa's Balangir district as MGNREGA fails to deliver Thursday, September 02, 2010 By Pradeep Baisakh, Bhubaneswar: As in earlier years, this time around about 1.5 lakh people migrated out from Balangir district of Odisha to work in brick kilns in and around Hyderabad and Chennai and other places. The data compiled by Migration Information and Resou... Janmasthami celebrations in Orissa’s Kandhamal district passed off peacefully Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Report by Kishor Chandra Sahoo, Raikia:  The Janmasthami celebrations in Kandhamal district passed off peacefully without any untoward incident on Wednesday. Adequate arrangements were by the district administration to maintain law and order during the festival.A thi... Labour unrest in Vedanta site at Orissa’s Lanjigarh, property worth about Rs. 1 crore damaged Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Kalahandi: Law and Order situation arises in Vedanta  site at Lanjigarh. The tense arises for retrenchment of Contract labourers engaged in the extension works. Property worth about Rs. 1 crore has been damaged. The  Company has&nbs... Orissa BJP unit pays tributes to Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party Odisha Pradesh held a condolence Meeting (Smruti Sabha) this morning at the State Party Office which was attend by BJP State President Sh. Jual Oram, Sr. Leader Sh. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and more tha... Agni-II+ to be tested in Sept. end from Orissa coast Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Balesore: Agni-II+ surface-to-surface, Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) would be tested around this month end. This is completely new missile which has a strike range between 2,750 km and 3,000 km. It has several advanced technologies ... Orissa court acquitted 54, convicted 6 persons over Kandhamal violence Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Report by Kishore Chandra Sahoo, Raikia : The Judge of first track court 1 and 2 of Phulbani  aquited 54 and 6 imprisonment on Tuesday in the case of Kandhamal violence of 2008. As per the information during the Kandhamal violence  house torture of Bikangia vill... Union Environment Ministry approves Brutanga Irrigation Project in Orissa Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Union Ministry of Forest and Environment approved the first phase environmental proposal of Brutanga  Irrigation Project of Nayagarh District.  A notification in this respect  has been published .For th... Orissa government rejects Church leader’s allegation Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent, Bhubaneswar: Orissa govt. today rejected allegations made by church leaders of failing to 'wipe tears' and 'heal wounds' of riot-hit people in Kandhamal district even two years after the communal violence. “Govt. has built more ... High security in Orissa’s Kandhamal district for Janmasthami celebrations Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Report by Kishore Chandra Sahoo, Raikia: High security arrangements have been made by the district administration for Janmasthami celebrations at Kandhamal on Wednesday. The security arrangement in the sensitive Jalespeta, Raikia, Tikabali, Tumudibandha  has been tightened. ... Orissa: Bijay Kumar Patnaik takes over charges of Chief Secretary Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Principal secretary to the  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik , Bijay Kumar Patnaik, a 1976 batch IAS officer, taken over the charges of  the Chief Secretary of Orissa on Tuesday. Sri  Patnaik,  succeed Tar... 3 more battalions of central forces for Orissa Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Report by Joyti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Three more battalions of central security forces will reach Orissa shortly. They will be deployed in Orissa for anti-Maoist operations, a senior official of home department told today. This was decided in a meeting of senior officials... Orissa Police arrests 4 Maoists, seized weapons in Keonjhar Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Report by Bibhuti Patnaik, Keonjhar: Keonjhar Police has arrested  four Maoists and seized  several weapons from them in the late night of Monday. The SOG and District Police were jointly combing near Telkoi area which is  the border of neighbourin... Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Orissa Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Following the formation of a low pressure in the northwest Bay of Bengal on Monday, most parts of the state would receive moderate to heavy rainfall during the next 48 hours. The local Met office sources said that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at o... Orissa: Meena Gupta Committee scope widened Monday, August 30, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has widened the terms of reference of the Meena Gupta committee probing into alleged violations of the Forest Rights Act at the Posco project site in Orissa. Now it will rev... Orissa: 250 labouers rescued from inside of Talcher mining Monday, August 30, 2010 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Talcher: More than 250 labouers of Mahanadi Coal Fileds limited (MCL) colliery at Dera were rescued after a long rescue operation last night. They were trapped inside due to lift failure in last evening.According to local sources more than 300 la... Orissa to appeal in Supreme Court against Polavaram project Monday, August 30, 2010 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Orissa will again move to the Supreme Court against the forest clearance granted by the union environment and forests ministry to the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project on river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. Forest clearance was... Orissa students stage Dharna in Delhi against Polavaram project, Centre's apathy Monday, August 30, 2010 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: More than 100 Oriya students of Delhi Oriya Students’ Association (DOSA) from Delhi and NCR staged Dharna in fron of Parliament at Jantar Mantar against the Polavaram (Indira Sagar Dam) Project which is a serious threat to the state of Oris... Orissa Government appoints Bijaya Patnaik as new Chief secretary Monday, August 30, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Principal Secretary to the Orissa Chief Minister Bijaya Patnaik has been appointed new Chief secretary of the state after retirement of the Chief Secretary Tarunkanti Mishra. A notification in this respect has been publish... Central team hold talks with officials in Orissa over POSCO issue Monday, August 30, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Central team headed by Meena Gupta returned to New Delhi on Sunday. Before their return they have expressed the mediapersons that during their visit they have discussed with anti  Posco people, Posco support peoples, Peo... Swine flu death tool rises to 19 in Orissa Monday, August 30, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Swine flu death tool in Orissa rises to 19. As  two women succumbing to the deadly H1N1 virus. One woman hails from Sudargarh and another from Bolangir. Both the women were undergoing treatment at VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla.  Accordi... Orissa: Tension prevailed at proposed Posco village Noliasahi on tribal shifting issue Monday, August 30, 2010 Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: Tension prevailed at Noliashai of proposed Posco site due to clash between anti and pro Posco activists in which four persons including two media persons and panchyat samiti member have assaulted and attacked by pro Posco activists on Sun... Bijaya Kumar Patnaik likely to be next Chief Secretary of Orissa Sunday, August 29, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Chief secretary Tarunkanti Mishra will be retired from his government service on the last day of August. Who will be the next ( 39th) Chief Secretary  ?. The peoples are expecting that Bijaya Kumar Patnaik, the Princi... Orissa Govt to collect fine from officials who fails to implement RTI Sunday, August 29, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Public Information Officers (PIOs) neglecting to provide informations as per the Right to Information Act  will  be held responsible  and the fine will be collected from their salary. The Finance department has... Orissa: Kalinga Sena threatens economic blockade against Andhra Pradesh over Polavaram issue Sunday, August 29, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Sena will protest against national status to the Polavaram project of Andhra Pradesh.  The supreme of Kalinga Sena Hemanta Rath expressed here in a press conference on Sunday that his sena will oppose th... Orissa BJP’s 3 member team meets Meena Gupta Committee over POSCO issue Sunday, August 29, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar:  State President Jual Oram sent a  three member delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Odisha)  comprising of   General  Secretary  Murli Manohar Sharma, State  Executive Board  Mem... Orissa revenue minister directs official to complete construction of 143 Tehsail Sunday, August 29, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary  correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The Revenue Minister Suryanarayan Patra has directed to complete construction of 143 Tahasil office building in 30 districts by March,2011. The Minister has reviewed in the Orissa Secretariat regarding orogress of construc... College students Union election in Orissa to be held on 8th September Sunday, August 29, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar : In view of  the violence  incidents last year, the state government had decided not to conduct students' union poll in Utkal University this year. But after hearing this decision  of the Higher Education Department , th... CPI Maoist killed Congress leader Anand Kirsani in Orissa Sunday, August 29, 2010 Report by Manoranjan Routray and Kalpana Manjari Das; Koraput: A young Advocate Anand Kirshani was killed by the CPI Maoist Today at about 10.30a.m. The dead body was lying near at Dususra village in Koraput District of Odisha. The deceased was... Orissa JEE spot counseling starts Saturday, August 28, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The OJEE spot counseling for admissions into various engineering colleges for remaining seats began simultaneously at Bhubaneswar and Burla on Saturday. However, due to some problems the counseling at College of Engineering and T... Swine flu Death toll in Orissa rises to 17 Saturday, August 28, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: The death toll of Swine flu death in the state rises to 17.  A five-year-old girl died of Swine Flu in Cuttack . According to reports, the girl of Angul district was first admitted in Cuttack Sishu Bhawan and was then sh... Orissa continues to oppose Polavaram project says Chief Minister Saturday, August 28, 2010 Report by Sujata Panda, Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed that the oppose to the Polavaram Project of Andhra Pradesh government will be continued as the people of Orissa will be suffered by the Project.  Congress Presidnent Sonia Gandhi has assured... Close shave for 154 passengers of IndiGO flight in Bhubaneswar Airport Saturday, August 28, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: A Delhi-bound IndiGO flight with 154 passengers had a close shave when it suffered a bird hit during take-off at Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar, sending jitters among those on board on Saturday. All the passengers and crew... Orissa Govt. attaches highest priority to implementation of all programs says CM Saturday, August 28, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa State Legal Services Authority and Panchayati Raj Department of the Government of Orissa have jointly organized  a  workshop on the importance of Legal Aid Services in Poverty Alleviation Programmes for sensitiza... Orissa Government decides not to conduct students' union polls in Utkal University this year Saturday, August 28, 2010 Bhubaneswar:  Keeping the violent incidents last year, the state government has decided not to conduct students’ union poll in Utkal University this year. According to Madhusudan Padhi, secretary, higher education, the department has taken a decision in this regard. ... CM Naveen Patnaik says over 4 lakh crores of committed investments under implementation in Orissa Saturday, August 28, 2010 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: The  Investor Day' celebrated  in Orissa  being conducted in the partnership with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India on Saturday .  The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that Over the past ... Orissa: 35 students in a school suffering florosis diseases Saturday, August 28, 2010 Report by Sangram Ranjan Nath, Angul: The environment is fully polluted in Angul district due to industriliasation. Whole water and soil is polluted. As a result people are suffering many diseases due to pollution. Mostly NALCO’s (which is nation’s largest public sector company) ... Orissa government determines to meet water requirement of industries as per availability Friday, August 27, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The government is determined to meet the water requirement of industries as per availability, after meeting the priority demand of the state for drinking water, environment, agriculture and hydropower as per the state water policy. Special trains to Tirupati and Bangalore from Orissa Friday, August 27, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: In view of the demands and to avoid rush in regular trains, East Coast Railway has decided to run Puja Special trains towards Bangalore and Tirupati from Puri & Bhubaneswar respectively.   Puri–Bangalore Sp... Orissa Minister Ghadei accuses Centre of adopting double standard in granting forest clearance Friday, August 27, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei on Friday criticized the Centre for adopting double standards with regard to forest clearances to different projects and alleged that an attempt was made by a section of vested inte... Central team visits proposed project site of POSCO in Orissa Friday, August 27, 2010 Report by Umesh Das, Kujang: A Central team on Friday visited the proposed project site of POSCO in Jagatsinghpur district to probe into the allegations of Forest Rights Act (FRA). The four-member fact-finding team, led by former environment secretary Meena Gupta visited Dhinkiya... Mata Amritanandamayi Math Trust to set up ultra modern medical college in Orissa Friday, August 27, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Mata Amrutanandamayi Math Trust  proposed to set up an ultra modern medical college and hospital in the state. The Government has  approved the  proposal of the Mata Amrutanandamayi Math Trust on Thursday for setti... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik says state government working for development of Adivasis Friday, August 27, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Sharply reacting to the indirect allegation of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said that the government is committed for the welfare of the poor specially tribal people in the state. Chief Minister Naveen Pat... Armed miscreants loot Rs 40 lakh in Orissa's Keonjhar district Friday, August 27, 2010 Keonjhar:  Armed miscreants allegedly looted nearly Rs 40 lakh from the employees of Barbil State Bank of India, who were on their way to deposit the cash in Balani branch, police said on Thursday. Five to six miscreants intercepted the Mahindra Bolero car near Arya ... Orissa to request centre to sanction Rs 174 crore for development Sisupalgarh Thursday, August 26, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The Sisupalgarh, nearest to capital city Bhubaneswar  is a historical place . It has been decided to promote it as an premier Tourist spot .. A meeting held in the Orissa Secretariat on Thursday under the Chairmanship of the Chief... Orissa stood first in Country in achieving objective of Elimination of Leprosy Thursday, August 26, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: In achieving objective of ‘Elimination of Leprosy’, though Orissa stood first in the Country, complacency should not be limited to this. Rather, we have to plan our activities and work hard to make our State free from leprosy, em... Orissa Cops likely to query agriculture minister Damodar Rout on ‘Harijan’ issue Thursday, August 26, 2010 Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: District superintendent of police Mr S.Devdatt Singh directed deputy superintendent of police to conduct an inquiry against the agriculture minister Damodar Rout for scolding Additional District Magistrate Upendranath Maliick and Jagatsin... Rahul Gandhi visits Orissa’s Niyamgiri Thursday, August 26, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi visits Niyamgiri in tribal-dominated Kalahandi district on Thursday. Mr. Gandhi addresses a tribal rally at Jagannathpur on the occasion of ‘Tribal Rights Day’. Thousands of Dongaria Kandh and Kutia Kandha tribals of the nearby... Fact-finding team to visit proposed Posco area in Orissa on 27th and 28h Aug Thursday, August 26, 2010 Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: A fact-finding team led by former Environment Secretary Meena Gupta being formed by Union Minister of Environment and Forests will come to Jagatsinghpur district for two days visit on 27th and 28th August to review the violation of Forest...
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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand for qualifying Olympics at Puri beach of Odisha on Saturday.
Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand
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