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Orissa: Greenpeace India, UAA organise public hearing at Kharanasi, Gahirmatha Thursday, June 16, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Kharanasi: Over 300  fishermen from 15 villages around Kharanasi attended the public consultation organised by Greenpeace India and United Artists’ Association (UAA) to explore income generation schemes for traditional fishermen affected by... Orissa Crime branch starts probe into admission fraud Thursday, June 16, 2011 Cuttack: Orissa Crime branch starts probe into admission fraud. We have started investigating into frauds related to change of preferences of engineering aspirants to different colleges during the e-counselling held last year after the publication of OJEE-10 results, a top Crime ... Orissa: Incessant rains playing spoilsports with Raja festivities Thursday, June 16, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The incessant rains since June 14 have dampened the spirits of the Raja in the state. Incessant rains triggered by a depression in the Bay of Bengal threw normal life virtually out of gear in the State on Wednesday. It has forced most of the residents to remain indoo... Eight Odisha cadre IAS officers including Chief Secretary yet to submit IPR Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Eight Odisha cadre IAS officers including Chief Secretary yet to submit the Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) for civil servants. This is according to the official website of the Union Ministry of Personnel.The list of o... Odisha Government announces for supply of free blood to patients belonging to BPL category Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Health and family welfare minister Prasanna Kumar Acharya on Tuesday announced that provision would be made for supply of free blood to patients belonging to the BPL category. Speaking as chief guest at a function organised here by the State Red Cross o... Orissa Finance minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei returns from Singapore after surgery Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Bhubaneswar:  Finance minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei (71), who was recuperating from a kidney transplant in Singapore, returned to Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. His kidney transplant surgery was done in March, after which he had to stay in Singapore for observation, tes... Orissa: Lakhs of Devotees witnessed the Gajanana Vesha at Puri Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Report by Ananta Prasad; Bhubaneswar: Lakhs of Devotees gathered in pilgrim City puri to witness Debasnana Purnima of presiding Deities – Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Despite heavy rainfall the district and temple administration made elaborate arrangements as the crowd w... Orissa: Millions of devotees thronged Puri to see Lord Jagannath’s Gajanan besa Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Puri:  Millions of devotees thronged Puri to see the Hati Vesa ( Like Elephant Image) of the three presiding deities—Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Balabhadra . Deva Snana Purnima or the Snana Yatra (Bathing Festival) is one o... Orissa: Congress suspends MLA Shivaji Majhi for horse trading during Rajya Sabha election Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday suspended party MLA from Lanjigarh, Shivaji Majhi for abstaining from voting. This was announced by party spokesman Arya Kumar Gyanendra. He said There was sufficient p... Odisha: Rush in Puri for Debasnan Purnima Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Puri: A sea of humanity likely  to thronged into pilgrim city for the Debasnan Purnima of the presiding deities - Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra performed. For this district and temple administration made elaborate arrangements ... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik participates in a meet over Left Wing Extremism; centre offers full support to state Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; New Delhi: Orissa Chief Ministeri Naveen Patnaik participated in a meeting today, regarding Inter-State Coordination in Left Wing Extremism matters at the Union Home Ministry at New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Home Minister P.... South-west monsoon hits Odisha coast Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited south-west monsoon on Monday hit the Odisha coast and conditions are favourable for further advancement of the system, Met office sources said. The south-west monsoon has advanced today, the 13th June, 2011 into some parts of south coastal di... Prevent possible genocide in proposed POSCO area of Orissa: Dr B D Sharma Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Dr. B D Sharma, former Chairperson of SC/ST Commission, President, Bharat Jana Andolan and an authoritative voice on tribal issues visited proposed POSCO area in Jagatsingpur district on 7th June 2011 to witness the people's protest against the forceful land acquisition by the po... Orissa turns colourful with the return of Raja festival Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Report by Priya Priyadarshini; Bhubaneswar: Mother earth resumes the lost greenery with the spread of rain drops over its surface. The year winds up again with the same merry making series. The state regains back with its very own festival. It is called Raja festival. The festiva... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik says state not used force to acquire land for Posco project Monday, June 13, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday denies allegation of forcible land acquisition for Posco project. He said his government believed in peaceful industrialization. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told to media that the state gov... Orissa Police shifted Maoist leader Azad to Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar Monday, June 13, 2011 Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Police shifted Maoist leader Azad to Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar on Monday for security reasons. It should be noted that top Maoist leader Duna Keshav Rao alias Azad was surrendered before director-general of police (DGP) K Aravinda Rao on May 1... BJP leader Rajnath Singh criticizes Orissa Government over various scams Monday, June 13, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Rjanath Singh today criticizes Orissa Government over various scams. Addressing to media here Mr Singh said that, "I am deeply concerned over the recent spurt in cases of corruption in Orissa. Cases lik... BJP leader Rajnath Singh criticizes UPA over black money and other issues Monday, June 13, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: India today is facing a crisis on its economic front as the spiralling prices of essential commodities have made the survival of common man extremely difficult. The recent hike in petroleum prices has dealt a body blow to the com... Orissa: Anti Posco activists vowed not to receive compensation after rebuilding 31 demolished betel vines at Gobindpur Monday, June 13, 2011 Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: Posco Pratirodha Sangram Samiti has threatened to intensify stir from ‘ Palli’ (village ) to Delhi for protesting forcible land acquisition at police gun point for Posco project at Gobindpur on Sunday. Meanwhile, land losers of Gobindpur who... Orissa Police sizes huge caches of explosives - two arrested Monday, June 13, 2011 Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: Huge caches of gelatin sticks, detonators and other explosives were seized on Sunday from two persons in Jajpur district.Deepak Kumar the superintendent of police of Jajpur said "Altogether 450 electronic detonators ,200 gelatin sticks , 10... Experts appreciate Tata Steel's rehabilitation policy in Kalinganagar project of Orissa Monday, June 13, 2011 Report Kamala Kanta Dash; New Delhi: Academicians, researchers and experts acknowledged the quality of work being done in rehabilitation at Tata Steel's Kalinganagar project. Key dignitaries and experts like Mr. Nila Madhab Mohanty (retd.  IAS), Sarat Das, Ravi Pani and others ... Orissa: Congress forms Committee to probe horse-trading allegations during Rajya Sabha polls Sunday, June 12, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: To take as much as gain from the CD row in Orissa, opposition Congress has formed a committee to go deep into the alleged hand of ministers in buying MLAs from opposition parties during last year Rajyasabha poll. The comm... Jairam Ramesh asks Odisha Government not to acquire land forcefully for POSCO Project Sunday, June 12, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; New Delhi: Jairam Ramesh Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment and Forests asks Odisha Government not to acquire land forcefully. He said this in a statement to media. He said in a statement that, " I have often said that the e... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik to visit Delhi on 14th June Sunday, June 12, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; New Delhi: Orissa CM is scheduled to visit New Delhi on 14th of June next Tuesday on a day long visit.Naveen will meet Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss about the plan outlay of the state. He will ... Andhra Pradesh to call tenders for executing Polavaram though matter is in Apex court Sunday, June 12, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Even as the matter is pending in Apex Court, an aggressive Andhra Pradesh has decided to go for tendering of controversial Polavaram project.The state government would soon call tenders worth Rs 16,010 crore for executin... Orissa Administration holds peaceful land acquisition for POSCO project, deferred the process till end of Raja festival Sunday, June 12, 2011 Report by  Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur: The civil administration put a break on land acquisition process for the POSCO project due to ensuing Raja festival and as many as 30 betel veins demolished and compensation about Rs 4.50 Lakh distributed to the affected victims in Govinda... Orissa CM to look into horse-trading allegations during Rajya Sabha polls Sunday, June 12, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Alleged horse trading during Rajya Sabha polls in Orissa have taken a new twist with CM Naveen Patnaik saying to look into the whole matter.“The whole matter will be looked into” Patnaik told reporters when asked about t... BJP leader Rajnath Singh to visit Orissa Sunday, June 12, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Shri Rajnath Singh  MP and Ex. National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party  will be on a two day visit of Orissa on the 12th &  13th  June 2011. Shri Rajnath Singh shall arrive a... Orissa: MoEF, SPCB clear allegation on Vedanta Aluminium's refinery at Lanjigarh Saturday, June 11, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Rebuffing the report of Amnesty International, Ministry of Environment and Forest has clarified in a press release that there has not been any leakage, overflow or any kind of crack in the Red Mud Pond of Vedanta Aluminium’s refi... Audio tape of Ministers creates political storm in Orissa; unfolded horse trading in Rajya Sabha poll Saturday, June 11, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: An audio tape allegedly containing the voice of a minister of Naveen Patnaik Government had created political storm in Orissa as it unfolded the horse-trading of opposition  MLAs during last Rajyasabha poll in the state.T... Orissa Administration, anti-POSCO people at loggerheads to enter Govindapur for conducting land acquisition Friday, June 10, 2011 Report by Kahnu Nanda; Jagatsinghpur:  After conducting hassle free land acquisition last three weeks for the proposed POSCO project for the first time civil and police administration came under wrath of anti POSCO people and their  outfit on Friday entering Govindapur ... Odisha expects monsoon by Monday Friday, June 10, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Monsoon is likely to hit the Orissa coast by Monday, a senior Met official said. There has been sharp fall in day temperature and rise in humidity level across the state and monsoon would arrive along with a low pressure condition, director of India Meteorological De... Odisha Opposition in high spirit; dilemma in rulling BJD Who will speak from party Friday, June 10, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Who will speak for BJD in Orissa? Who will defend the party when opposition is running high on spirit and attacking the Government with full spirit? This is now the million dollar question for entire ruling BJD. They are struggling t... BJP questions Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik over unspent fund of Irrigation department Friday, June 10, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister who is also the Minister in charge  of Irrigation and Water Resources Department has convened a meeting in the Secretariate on 8th June 2011 after serious criticism that a substantial amount from 2010-2011... Odisha government moves to withdraw cases against innocents confined in jails as Maoists Friday, June 10, 2011 Report by K. Sudhakar Patnaik; Koraput: The Orissa government initiated to withdraw cases against the innocent people those who have been confined in jails as Maoists.  In a first phase the government sent a fax massage to the Collector Koraput to take steps to withdraw case... Odisha Education minister urges Centre for one teacher for each class Friday, June 10, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Orissa School and mass education minister Pratap Jena has demanded Central provision for one teacher in each class at the primary school level and full-time teachers instead of part-timers in the upper primary schools having student strength of over 100 in accordance... Orissa: Limca Book of Records littérateur’s wife appealed to philanthropists to give help for treatment of her cancer affected husband Friday, June 10, 2011 Report by Amarnath Parida; Jagatsinghpur: One woman of remote village under Jagatsinghpur district who felt proud for her husband’s outstanding rare performance by achieving Limca Book of Records in littérateur has appealed to philanthropists to give help for the treatment of her... Center clears Orissa Road Project at cost Rs 1648.92 crore Friday, June 10, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Center has Okayed four-laning of one of most ambitious road projects of Orissa. The cabinet committee on infrastructure approved the road project. In Orissa the approved project is four laning of Panikoili-Rimuli NH secti... Crorepati Babus in Orissa Administration; IAS officers filed property details Friday, June 10, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: They call themselves public servants. They work for the people. But when individual property comes into whole picture, they are well ahead. These babus (IAS Officers) in Orissa administration have made declared their property list pub... Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik asks Irrigation Department to repair canals by June 10 Friday, June 10, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed Water Resources Department authorities to repair the river and canal embankments and plug the breaches created during the 2010 floods within June 10 to prevent possible floods. Patnaik directed the authoriti... Orissa: BJP says Prime Minister not steering wheel of UPA Government Thursday, June 09, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: BJP National Secretary Santosh Gangwar today said at Bhubaneswar that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh not steering the wheel of UPA Government.Gangwar said Congress-UPA government today resembles a rudderless ship. The... Sudarsan Pattnaik pays sandy tribute artist MF Husain at Orissa's Puri beach Thursday, June 09, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Puri: International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays sandy tribute artist MF Husain. It should be noted that Celebrated Indian artist MF Husain, who earned both fame and wrath for his paintings, died in London today after being unwell for over a month... India test fired Prithvi Missile successfully from Orissa coast Thursday, June 09, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The surface to surface Prithvi (P-II) Missile was successfully test fired today at 9 am from Launch Complex-III at the Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Balasore district of Orissa. Domestically built and developed P... Sharad Yadav on fishing trip to Orissa as the political water gets dirtier Thursday, June 09, 2011 Report by Jyoti Prakash; Bhubaneswar: Internal fight among the BJD members in Orissa seems to create favorable opportunity for other parties for poaching in Orissa Politics.When BJD is trying to overcome intra party fighting, proposed visit of JD (U) President Sarad Yada... Facelift to Odisha Pradesh Congress in a week says Niranjan Patnaik Thursday, June 09, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The newly elected Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on Wednesday announced that the restructuring of the state committee would be taken up in a week. He also announced that his party would bring a charge-sheet against the 11... Orissa CM replies to Center on Draft Lokpal Bill Thursday, June 09, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Wait till the next monsoon session of Parliament.  This is the reply given by Orissa CM Naveen Patanik to Center in reply to the letter of Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on draft Lokpal Bill. Center has aske... Top permission needed in Orissa to open Govt. files Thursday, June 09, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: One missing file has changed the future of all Govt. files in Orissa. It was in last year that a file was found missing in state Steel and Mines department which caused lots of hue and cry. The drama continued for at least a week wi... An OrissaDiary.com Interview with Mr. Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister for Forest and Environment, Odisha Thursday, June 09, 2011 OrissaDiary met Odisha's newly appointed Minister for Forest and Environment, Mr. Debi Prasad Mishra. Recently ... Odisha Government's 3 Govt college hospitals to get super speciality status Thursday, June 09, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Decides to provide better super specialty healthcare in 3 Govt college hospitals. The State Government is all set to develop the three Government Medical Colleges Hospitals in all respects to provide better super specialty healthcar... ASSOCHAM Suggests 16 New e-Clusters on PPP model in Orissa Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Apex industry body the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has proposed setting up of 16 new clusters on public-private partnership in Odisha each accommodating about 1000 units and providing direct a...
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