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PM assures Orissa Congress delegation to respond positively Judicial panel report on mining scam Thursday, July 28, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured a Congress delegation from Odisha that the Centre would respond positively on any report that judicial commission on mining may give about reports of massive irregularities and corruption in the state. The Su... Orissa CM directs officials to set up mega lift irrigation points on either side of proposed power projects Thursday, July 28, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Chief Minsiter Naven Patnaik on Wednesday directed the Water Resources Department to set up mega lift irrigation points on either side of the proposed three barrages of the Sindol hydro power projects on river Mahanadi even as... NHRC issues notice Orissa government over Police occupying schools Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Orissa government toady seeking a report on allegations that schools have been converted into barracks to take on villagers opposing land acquisition in POSC... Angry Orissa villagers prevented teacher to join School Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by Manoranjan Routray, Koraput: 145 students have been kept away from their books by their parents since 25th July. Since then the school has been locked by them out of which 40 students are boarder. The reason behind the scenario is a situation whiffed off that took whim ... Orissa Government to create Innovation fund in each districts Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Innovation fund will be created in each district for increasing efficiency of capital assets already created through different schemes and projects. Orissa Govt. has directed the Collectors to suggest specific proposals for in... Orissa: Model Municipal Solid Waste Management coming up in Paradeep Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: A model municipal Solid Waste Management (SWM) is coming up in Paradeep under Integrated Costal Zone Management Project. Different issues related with successful grounding of the project was discussed a high level meeting held... Acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created sculpture spread Hepatitis B awareness Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Puri:  Today International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture on “World Hepatitis day” to spread awareness among the people at Puri beach. The Theme of the sculpture is: “Vaccinate to Eradicate”. The main aim of th... Orissa HC notice to govt on use of Mahanadi water Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government asking it to file counters within two weeks on a PIL filed by the Mahanadi Bachao Andolan (MBA) in May this year seeking judicial intervention against diversion of Mahanadi water for industrial use. 23 Workers Returned to Orissa From South Africa Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: At least 23 workers from Jajpur district returned from South Africa on Tuesday after over two month with bruises all over their bodies. The returnees who spent over Rs50000 each to get an overseas job allege India High Commission in South Af... Orissa: Kantamal Women Adopt Scientific Fish Farming Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Maa Sarala Swayam Sahayak Gosthi, Khatkhatia in Boudh has found a new way of improving their income i.e., fish farming. The group has taken lease of a Panchayet tank ‘Nayamunda’ measuring 3.5 ha and started practicing composite c... Orissa Government to built 12,000 buildings for anganwadis, Uniform to all Anganwadi workers Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Government announces to built house for 12,000 Anganwadi centre, Uniform to all Anganwadi workers. This was announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the conference of Child Development and Protection Officers (CDPO... Orissa: Woman Maoist surrenders before police in Keonjhar Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Bhubaneswar: A Woman Maoist surrenders before police in Keonjhar today. She accused her seniors of physical torture. Police identified her name as Jayanti Mahanta. She hails from Galada village under Telkoi block. She joined the Maoist outfit in 2008 when she was a ninth... Orissa: OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik meets PM Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; New Delhi: Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee chief Niranjan Patnaik today meets Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. He presented several demands for the state in front of Prime Minister during his courtesy meet after he was tak... XIMB to set up University in Orissa Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: India's premier business Scholl Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar likely to set up a University in Orissa. This was stated by Orissa Chief secretary Bijay Kumar Pattnaik at Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. He said the state g... IIT Madras team to study coastal erosion in Orissa Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Kendrapada: A three-member team of oceanography experts from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, made an on-the-spot inspection to conduct a comprehensive study of the erosion- prone coast at Pentha under Rajnagar block. According to official sources, the expe... Orissa offers incentives for banks to give loans Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has had prepared a guideline to put a check on commercial banks and has linked deposits to their investment and public lending in the state.  The guidelines prepared by the finance department aim at prodding the wayward banks to lo... Orissa Govt to reform PDS; rice collection centers to be converted into storage centers Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by Prabhu Prasad Routray; Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to reform the public distribution system (PDS). The state government has decided to do away with the storage-agent system from October 1 onwards and would replace it with a new arrangement. CM ... Orissa Government creates ample opportunities for marketing of Handloom, Handcrafts products Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Ample opportunities have been created for marketing of Odishan Handloom & Handcrafts because of systematic Governmental interventions during last one year. This has come up in a high level review meeting held under the Cha... Orissa: Protect Natural Environment & Landscape While Developing Eco- Tourism Projects says Chief Secretary Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar:  Protect natural environment and sanctity of the landscapes while developing eco-tourism & wildlife tourism projects directed the Chief Secretary Bijaya Kumar Patnaik while reviewing Bio-Sphere Management Programmes h... Orissa: Agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy visits Koraput Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by Manoranjan Routray; Koraput: The Honourable Minister for agriculture Mr. Pradeep Maharathy along with Director of Agriculture Mr. RS.Gopalan and Principal Secretary to Govt., Agriculture Department Mr. Rangalal Jamuda has arrived in a two day visit of Koraput and Nabara... Orissa: Migration often improvises the standard of living Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by Ronalisa Parida; Berhampur: Migration often improvises the standard of living of people in World. Our own land Odisha (South Odisha) is one of the benificary of the migration.  We have been witness in last many years to rapid labour migrations in several rural bloc... UAA, Greenpeace India study says Livelihoods vs. Conservation conflicts at Orissa's Gahirmatha can be resolved Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: Greenpeace India and United Artists’ Association (UAA) today released ‘Other Fish in the Sea’, a report that documents the perspectives of traditional fisher communities around the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary on measures needed to improve t... Orissa BJP unit condemns brutal attack on Anganwadi worker Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa BJP unit condemns brutal attack on Anganwadi worker belonging to a scheduled caste community at Manpur village under Rasulpur Block in Jajpur district. The BJP SC Morcha has demanded immediate arrest of those involved in t... Orissa: Six Foot Long Russell's Viper Rescued Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: Some villagers rescued on Saturday evening a six foot long Russell 's Viper locally called as Chandan boda snake in the cowshed of a villager Manguli Charana Sethi in village Mukundapur in Jajpur district .Some locals managed to catch the r... Orissa: College teacher's passion for antique collection Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Bhubaneswar: In the materialistic age the majority people rush to grab the modern things by spending huge amounts and their ignorance towards their past heritage and the ancient items can be attributed through their mad rush for wealth and modern items.<... Orissa Assembly Speaker leaves for UK to attend 57th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Assembly Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat visits UK to attend 57th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. He will attend the seminar from July 24 to 28 in 57th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in London. After this summit sp... OPECA urges Orissa Government to extend OJEE date Monday, July 25, 2011 Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa Private Engineering College Association (OPECA) has urged the state government to extend deadline for the ongoing Orissa Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE)-2011. OPECA urges state government to extend counselling dat... Orissa-based acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays sandy tribute to the Norwegian victims Sunday, July 24, 2011 Report by Orissadiary.com correspondent; Puri: A massive bomb blast has hit government buildings in the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing at least seven people and injuring several others. The bomb was also followed by a fatal shooting incident near Oslo at a youth meeting of the L... Orissa Govt rejects displacement apprehension due to Hydel project Sunday, July 24, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Rejecting apprehension that hydropower plants proposed by the state-run OHPC and NHPC would affect local people in three western districts, the Odisha government on Saturday claimed that the height of each barrage has been reduced to rule out displacement. Th... Orissa Govt to extend DOTS Plus care to 11 more districts Sunday, July 24, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to extend the DOTS Plus service to 11 more districts to fight the Multi-Drug Resistance TB (MDR TB).The state government is committed for quality, accessible and free services for treatment of tuberculosis (TB), health minist... Orissa Govt to withdraw forces from schools in Posco areas says Chief Secretary Sunday, July 24, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Bijoy Patnaik on Friday said the Sate Government would take steps to persuade  the children participating in the anti-Posco movement to go to schools and initiate measures to withdraw the police personnel accomodated in schools in the Posco proje... Orissa Govt to launch MAMATA from Sept. 2011 to curb death rate of pregnant women Sunday, July 24, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Orissa Government decides to launch scheme MAMATA from Sept. 2011 to curb death rate of pregnant women and babies. This was announced by chief minister Naveen Patnaik after presiding over a meeting here. The scheme will benefit rural women, especially those p... Orissa Government to promote agro-entrepreneurship Saturday, July 23, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Govt. has decided to professionalize agricultural sector by way of promoting agro-entrepreneurship, agro-clinic and agro-service centers in Panchayat rural areas. This was decided in principle in a high level meeting on Agro-entreprene... Union Minister Srikant Jena writes letter to Orissa CM over menace of illegal mining Saturday, July 23, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; New Delhi: Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers; minister of state (independent charge) for statistics and programme Implementation Srikant Jena writes letter to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over menace of illegal... Orissa: Ancillary Posco work begins today Saturday, July 23, 2011 Jagatsinghpur: The Jagatsinghpur district administration on Friday managed to get over the ongoing resistance by the locals of Nuagaon by organising a meeting with the forest committees in Nuagaon and assured them to fulfill their demands very soon. As the forest committe... Orissa: IIT Bhubaneswar new campus by 2013-end Saturday, July 23, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Delivering his address at the 4th Institute Day celebration of the IIT Bhubaneswar here on Friday, its director Prof Madhusudan Chakraborty said that the institute is expected to start operating in its new campus at Arugul by the end of 2013. The boundary wall constr... Orissa contemplating alteration in the R& policy in line with Haryana says minister Saturday, July 23, 2011 Report by Pratap Pradhan; Bhubaneswar: The state government is contemplating alteration in the R&R (Rehabilitation and Resettlement) policy 2006, in line with Haryana government’s R&R policy. Revenue and Disaster Management minister Surya Narayan Patro told a seminar on R... Orissa CM directs authorities to complete 4,130 km cement road Saturday, July 23, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the Panchayati Raj Department authorities to start construction of cement concrete (CC) roads in every habitation and complete at least 4,130 km of CC roads in 20,580 villages during the current financial year. While re... Orissa: K Ravi Kumar selected for Arjuna Award Saturday, July 23, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Odia lifter K Ravi Kumar has been selected for this year Arjuna Award. He will be honoured by the President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil at New Delhi on August 15. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5, 00,000, a bronze statu... Orissa targets collection of Rs. 4000 crore mining revenue from this fiscal year Friday, July 22, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Mining revenue collection in Odisha is targeted Rs. 4000 crore set for this fiscal year.  In the first quarter of this financial year it has crossed Rs 1000 crore. The Joda mining circle in Kenonjhar district is a major chun... Orissa collects Rs. 8077 crore commercial taxes during 2010-11; 26% above target Friday, July 22, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister and Public Enterprise Minister Prafulla Kumar Ghadei today reviewed the performance of commercial tax department for the year 2010-11 and for the 1st quarter (April to June 2011) of the current financial year. M... Orissa Police arrests man forging signatures of steel minister Raghunath Mohanty Friday, July 22, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: Police arrested on Thursday one Chandan Rout (50) of Jajpur Road under Jajpur Road police station in Jajpur district on the alleged charges of receiving Rs 15 Lakh from a Jamasedpur based mine owner by providing fake mine renewal papers and other docum... Orissa Tourism launches aggressive media campaign, ropes Ogilvy & Mather for media packaging Friday, July 22, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: The Orissa Tourism has launched an media campaign to attract domestic and foreign tourists.The Tourism Department has sought professional help of internationally-reputed creative agencies for three years to create a roadmap for... Orissa seeks Rs 4000 cr for higher education Friday, July 22, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has prepared an ambitious plan for development of higher and technical education during the Twelfth Five Year Plan period (2012-17). During a recent meeting with Planning Commission Member Narendra Jadhav, the commissioner-cum-secretary ... Orissa to construct 10,000 check dams by June 2012 Thursday, July 21, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Orissa govt. will construct 10,000 check dams by June 2012. This target was given and also officials were advised to achieve the target in a high level review meeting.Involve farmers in all check dam projects and let ... Orissa government to train more than 1.50 lakh youths through identifying demand based needs Thursday, July 21, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Orissa govt. has decided to train more than 1.50 lakh youths through identifying demand based needs. Govt has taken up skill development initiatives in the state by identifying various skills which have large market demand. Trades have been i... Orissa: Lack of funds lowers sugarcane cultivation in Bhadrak Thursday, July 21, 2011 Report by Priya Priyadarshini; Bhadrak: Bhadrak is entrusted to be one of the largest producers of sugarcane in the entire state of Orissa. But with the lack of funds and techniques this practice is decreasing. Farmers lack the interest to produce the required molasses as they us... Security tightened in Orissa as Maoists martyrs week from 28th July to 3rd august Thursday, July 21, 2011 Report by Manoranjan Routray, Koraput: Security tightened in Maoist infested areas of Orissa as Maoists martyrs week from 28th July to 3rd august. The CPI Maoists party is preparing to organize Martyrs’ week from 28th July to 3rd August in full swing. Thousands of wall po... OHPC signs MOU with Orissa Government and NHPC Thursday, July 21, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: OHPC Ltd today singed MOU with Orissa Government and NHPC ltd. The MOU was signed by government of Orissa represented by G Mathiavathanan, Commissioner –cum secretary to govt, department of energy and Sahadev Khatua, Managing Director of Or... Orissa High Court reserves judgement on Posco hearing Thursday, July 21, 2011 Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement over passing any interim order on the ongoing exercise of land acquisition, forest clearance and forestland diversion for Posco after Advocate General (AG) Ashok Mohanty concluded his arguments in the court. ...
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