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Orissa Assembly's budget session came to an end, 15 bills passed Saturday, August 07, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent Bhubaneswar: The 14th Orissa Assembly and the Budget session came to an end with passage of 6 bills on Saturday. As many as 15 bills were passed in the House in this session. Amendment of Orissa Entertainment Tax Bill resolved  in... Orissa Assembly raises concern over centre's order to stop land acquisition process in Posco site Saturday, August 07, 2010 Report by Ramesh Parida, Bhubaneswar: The Assembly on Saturday expressed concern over the Forest and Environment Ministry's fresh order  asking the Orissa Government to stop the land acquisition process in the Posco site in Jagatsinghpur district. Ruling members termed the o... Orissa Chief Minister to hoist National Flag at Bhubaneswar Independence Day Saturday, August 07, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo, Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will hoist National Flag at Capital City Bhubaneswar Gandhi Marg on 15th August Independence Day. Finance and Excise Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei will hoist National Flag at Cuttack Bar... Orissa CM seeks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention on POSCO issue Saturday, August 07, 2010 Report by Pragyan Das, Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeks intervention of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow South Korea's POSCO to continue work on a giant iron ore project after the environment ministry ordered a halt. A joint committee of Mini... Orissa HC concerned over swine flu deaths Saturday, August 07, 2010 Cuttack: The swine flu problem in the state came up in the Odisha High Court on Friday when members of the bar expressed concern over the death of two persons each in twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Sharing the concern of the bar, a division bench comprising Just... Orissa Government to develop 115 PAC and 35 Regional Hospitals soon Saturday, August 07, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The decision of the government to develop 115 PAC and 35 Regional Hospitals will be worked out very soon. Besides, the vacant posts of Doctors will be filled up . The Minister of Health Prasana Acharya has expressed in the House ... BJP Yuva Morcha in Orissa threatens theatre owners over release of movie Swayamsidha Friday, August 06, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The BJP Yuva Morcha has threatened the theatre owners of dire consequences following the release of the movie  "Swayam Siddha"   based on Maoist ideologue. "We have warned the theatre owners not to release the movie or e... Suspected Maoists loot Rs 49 lakh from Bank employees in Orissa’s Sundargarh district Friday, August 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Sundergarh: The Maoists have blew up a culvert on  215 number national highway on Roxy - Jamudihi road  near Sonambur under K Balang police station using landmines and looted Rs 49 lakh from Banei State Bank of India  in separate inci... Ministry of Environment directs Orissa Govt to stop the land acquisition process for Posco Friday, August 06, 2010 New Delhi: Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) directed the Orissa Government to stop all work related to Posco. The ministry in its direction to the State government has said to stop all land acquisition process in forest and non-forest areas. It has also asked the state ... Orissa Govt taking requisite steps to develop waterways in Kendrapara District Friday, August 06, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: In a bid to have development in waterways in Kendrapara District, the State Government is taking requisite steps for hydrographic survey work for 63 km-long navigation covering Rajnagar-Aul-Ayatpur and Aul-Singhpur. Besides, it h... Orissa Govt. targets Rs 1600 crore credit through Cooperative sector during Khariff season Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday reviewed regarding progress of  Khariff cultivation. The Chief Minister instructed to supply requisite chemical fertilisers, pesticides and other implements to the farmers. It wa... Ash rain from NTPC Chimney in Orissa Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Sangram Ranjan  Nath, Angul: Halevy ashes are flying from NTPC, Kaniha power project Chimney creating rain environment. As a result peripheral villagers, labour of Kaniha area reacts about this problem. Some villagers submitted written complain to District Magistra... No necessity to set up separate water commission in Orissa over diversion of Mahanadi water Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: There is no necessity to constitute a separate water commission to study the alleged diversion of Mahanadi river water for industrial uses. Industries and Parliamentary Affairs Minister  Raghunath Mahanty expressed  in the Hou... Flood threat looms large over many districts of Orissa, 300 students trapped in a school building Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar:  Flood threat looms large over many districts of the state as major rivers including Hati and Bansadhara are hovering around danger level and showing rising trend. For the past few days, many parts of the state re... Swine flu death toll rises to 4 in Orissa Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Cuttack: Swine flu death in the state reached at 4.  A young Software Engineer of Rourkela Biswanath Ekka died in SCB Medical College Hospital on Thursday. Sri Ekka, who was tested positive for swine flu, had arrived from Hyderabad recently and... Panic gripped among villagers in Orissa due to tidal wave Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Amanath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: Villagers living near the sea side embankment in four panchayts in Erasama area under Jagatsinghpur district are having a harrowing time after destruction of View Tower at Siali sea beach due to high tides on Sunday. Sources said ... CPI (ML) activists in Orissa encroached nearly 24 acres of agricultural lands Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Koraput : After Narayanpatna block and Soroda in Bhanjanagar, activists under the banner of CPI (ML) are now on a land acquisition mode in Bisam Katak. According to reports, activists under the aegis of CPI (ML) have encroached near... Orissa frames eight members joint command to combat Maoist activities Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: In response to the direction of the Union government , the state government has framed  a eight members joint command under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to well organise to face Maoist activities in the state. I... Carcasses of Dolphins rise floating in Jatadhari river mouth in Orissa coast Thursday, August 05, 2010 Report by Amarnath Parida;  Paradip: Environmentalists have expressed their serious concern for rise of death of blowhole Dolphins in Jatadhari River mouth after recovery of two dead bodies from this mouth on Monday. Population of blowhole Dolphins which is one... President Prativa Devi Singh Patil to felicitate 5 freedom fighters of Orissa on 9th August Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The President of India Prativa Devi Singh Patil will felicitate 5 freedom fighters of Orissa on  9th August (historical Kranti Divas ). They are Purna Chandra Tripathy of Balipadia village under Badachana Block, Jitendra Pra... Orissa: Minister Surya Narayan Patro says provision of Rs 2163.75 crore made under state Disaster Contingency Fund Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Pragyan Das, Bhubaneswar:  Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Surya Narayan Patro on Wednesday informed the House that a provision of Rs 2163.75 crore has been made under State Disaster Contingency Fund (SDRF) for Orissa consisting Centre and State share of 7... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik reviews security of jails in state Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has reviewed regarding security of the jails in the state on Wednesday in the Orissa secretariat. The Chief Minister has given strong instruction to frequent review and inspection of the jail sec... Suspected Maoists blew up a road culvert using landmine in Orissa Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Rourkela: Suspected Maoists blew up a road culvert using landmine at  Mahipani close to the railway tracks in Bisra area  on Wednesday, resulting  briefly disrupting train services on the Mumbai-Howrah route . No one was hurt i... Regional outfit blocked road in Orissa in demand of Greater Kalinga state Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Sena has blocked NH -5 near Rasulgarh, Vanivihar, Acharyavihar, Jayadevvihar,and Baramunda on Wednesday demanding Greater Kalinga state. Hundreds of activists of Kalinga Sena headed by supremo Hemant Rath, Vice - Pres... Orissa ruling BJD members demanded adoption of 'no work no pay' policy against opposition MLAs Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Mandakini Deo, Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD members on Tuesday demanded adoption of 'no work no pay' policy against the opposition members as they are not participating in the business of the House. The opposition Congress members are signing the record every day... Sudarsan Pattnaik’s 5th time winning people choice prize to be place in Limca book of World records Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Puri: World renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Set a record in sandsation after winning 5time People choice prizes at Berlin. And now his record will placed in Limca book of World record. Since last 8 years he is participating in Berlin Inter... Orissa Government to develop new portal on MLALAD funds Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Bhubaneswar: In a bid to have more transparency in use of MLA LAD funds, the Odisha government on Monday announced that it would launch a new website on such fund soon. The website will provide specific information on various development works and allocation of funds unde... Government rejects North Orissa development body setup Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Planning and coordination minister A U Singhdeo has rejected the demand to set up a North Odisha Development Council (NODC) on the lines of the existing Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) for development of the northern districts of Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj. Nun, Father appeal Orissa HC for Shifting all cases from Phulbani to Cuttack Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: The hearing of alleged Nun rape case of K.Nuagan is under process at Cuttack. Nun and Father appealed in Orissa High Court for Shifting all cases from Phulbani to Cuttack. The first phase witness / trial has been completed a... One more patient died in Cuttack due to Swine Flu Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Dhenkanal: A  45-year-old Prasad Kumar Mohanty  a resident of Kurumtangi of Baladiabandha GP under Sadar Block of Dhenkanal Dhenkanal district  admitted to the local hospital  and latter on August 1 he were shifted to Cutt... Orissa Education Amendment Bill resolved in assembly Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa Education Amendment Bill presented by the School and Mass Education Minister Pratap Jena has been resolved on Tuesday after discussion. As per the bill 60% block grant will be provided to the Madrasa Primary Schools in the st... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Medicinal garden at Patrapada Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau;  Bhubaneswar : The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Charaka Medicinal garden at Patrapada on Tuesday. The Chief Minister expressed that awareness for the medicinal plants among the peoples are increasing. The peoples are now in... Orissa health Minister says state all set to combat influenza A H1N1 Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Health Minister Prasanna Acharya on Tuesday informed the House that the State Government is fully aware and ready to deal with the swine flu situation in the State. There is no reason to fear for the same, he said. Giving... Orissa Government to construct godowns in Panchayats for procurement of paddy Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: A high level review meeting held in the Orissa Secretariat under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday to review regarding storage of food grains in the state. It has been decided to construct more godo... Orissa: POSCO survey resumes with support of pro project organization Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: After two days break the socio economic and horticulture survey and paying of the compensation to victims in proposed POSCO site Polanga and Bhuyanpal and Noliasahi villages under Gadakujanga Panchayat resumed on Tuesday and official reports ... Much awaited Commonwealth Express to reach at Orissa's capital city on 7th August 2010 Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: The much awaited Commonwealth Express Train is fully air-conditioned and painted with exciting sporting exterior graphics  to chug Bhubaneswar City on 7th August 2010 to aware about the Commonwealth Game to be scheduled in Delhi.
Orissa targets to provide irrigation to 35 per cent of cultivable lands of all 314 blocks by 2014 Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that the State Government has set a target to provide irrigation to 35 per cent of cultivable lands of all the 314 blocks by 2014. He further informed that 35 per cent of cultivable lands of 150 blocks of ... Orissa administration to resume survey work in proposed POSCO plant area from Tuesday Monday, August 02, 2010 Report by Sudhir Ranjan Das, Paradip: A meeting held between the district administration and the United Action Committee (UAC) on Monday in the Circuit house here and the committee members have agreed to allow survey work from Tuesday. After stiff opposition from local re... Orissa MLAs propose dress code for legislatures in Assembly Monday, August 02, 2010 Report Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The ruling legislatures on Monday has proposed for implementation of dress code for the legislatures in the next session. In the Zero hour ruling legislature Pradip Maharathi expressed that from the security to Marshal there is dres... Orissa Finance Minister says government departments spent 80.18 per cent allotted funds Monday, August 02, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai  expressed in the House on Monday  that an average of 80.18 per cent funds allotted to different Departments in last fiscal was spent. Of total 38 Departments, While Public Enter... Two people died in Orissa due to Swine Flu Monday, August 02, 2010 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: The Swine Flu hit Orissa, as two people died of H1N1 in the last 24 hours  in the Capital City . This is the first time Swine Flu death in the state during this year . A 56-year-old woman Swarnaprava Mishra  a resident of Sail... Orissa: POSCO socio-economic survey halts, pro project group stages Dharana Monday, August 02, 2010 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The pro project supporters organization United Action Committee [ UAC] on Monday resorted Dharana in front of Gadakujanga Panchayat office demanded to halt the socio –Economic survey and distribution of compensation until their claim is fulfi... AAI agrees to develop Jharsuguda Airport in to a full fledged one says Orissa CM Monday, August 02, 2010 Report by Pragyan Das, Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the House  that  the Airports Authority of India has already agreed to develop Jharsuguda Airport to a full fledged one and for which the latter has also asked 815 acres of land fre... NCP central observer calls on party leaders in Orissa to ally with ruling BJD Monday, August 02, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The NCP observer for Odisha SJ Rajeswaran on Sunday called upon the party leaders and activists to go ahead with the ruling BJD in Odisha. He also called upon them to work hard to fetch problems of the common people to the state government basing on which the... Orissa legislators' team defeats IAS, IPS and IFS team in friendly football match Sunday, August 01, 2010 Bhubaneswar: Orissa legislators' team on Sunday defeated IAS, IPS and IFS team in friendly football match organized by Tata Steel at the Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar. Cutting across party lines, the law makers teamed up for the football match at Kalinga stadium in the c... People in Orissa's tribal dominated R.Udaygiri block panic over reports of dengue outbreak Sunday, August 01, 2010 Report by Nabinananda Gantayat, Paralakhemundi: People in tribal dominated R.Udaygiri block are in panic over the reports of dengue outbreak in Gajapati district. A doctor's team is closely monitoring developments at remote Balisahi village of Mohendragarh as the blood sa... 26 tribals affected by anthrax in Orissa’s Sundergarh district Sunday, August 01, 2010 Sundergarh: More than  26 tribals of Dukatoli, Mangratoli, Kusumtoli and Anthugada under Hatibari Panchayat in Nuagam block have been affected by anthrax. The In-charge of Hatibari community Health Centre (CHC) SN Jotishi said a Medical team from the district headquarter hos... Orissa Govt suspends four jail officials after prisoners fled from Hindol Sub-Jail Sunday, August 01, 2010 Dhenkanal: The jailor of Hindol Sub-jail Madhav Charan Murmu, has been suspended over the escape of four under trial prisoners . The head warder and two warders have also been removed for dereliction in duty . The IG of Prison Prana Bandhu Acharya visited Hindol Sub-Jail on Sunda... Three Elephants died in Orissa due to electric current Sunday, August 01, 2010 Report by Bibhuti Patnaik, Keonjhar: Three elephants were electrocuted after they bumped into high tension wires in near Khantapara Durlabhpur of Telkoi forest range area . As per the report the incident took place near Khantapara Durlabhpur of Telkoi forest range when a ... Forum submits urges Orissa Governor to save Mahanadi, Hirakud dam Sunday, August 01, 2010 Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi Banchao Andolan (Save Mahanadi Movement) on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Governor MC Bhandare urging him to initiate steps to save the Mahanadi river and Hirakud dam to save the state from socio-economic climatic catastrophe. The Forum in t...
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Nomination file by Biju Janata Dal Odisha candidates for Rajya Sabha. Photo-Ashok Panda
Nomination file by Biju Janata Dal Odisha candidates for Rajya Sabha.
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