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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File | PTI)
Mahanadi issue was conspiracy against Odisha, foiled: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik 

Patnaik alleged that the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh had hatched a conspiracy to obstruct flow of water in Mahanadi by constructing projects on upstream of the river.

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AP officials visit Kotia villages again

A team of Andhra Pradesh Government officials from Vizianagaram visited the disputed Kotia villages in Koraput district on Tuesday.

21 Feb 2018

Temple City to co-host 8th Theatre Olympics

The Smart City will co-host the 8th Theatre Olympics organised by National School of Drama (NSD) under the aegis of Union Ministry of Culture.

21 Feb 2018

Sahitya Bharati Samman for Satkodi Hota

 The prestigious ‘Sahitya Bharati Samman’ will be conferred on noted writer Satkodi Hota for his research pursuits and outstanding contribution towards the uplift of Odia culture.

21 Feb 2018

Mayurbhanj reaps forest cover gain

There has been a remarkable increase in forest cover in Mayurbhanj district due to systematic management and implementation of Forest Conservation Act.

21 Feb 2018

Sivamani captivates guests at Wok

Foodies were blown away by the simplicity of Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine at Wok which celebrated its first anniversary with authentic Asian flavours and funky beats of percussionist

21 Feb 2018

DNA test proves baby swapping allegation false

Putting to rest the allegations of baby swapping in SCB Medical College and Hospital, a DNA test confirmed that the couple from Jajpur, who had refused to accept their baby girl last month,

21 Feb 2018

Pradhan visits Nuapalli farmer kin

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday visited the family of Nuapalli farmer who allegedly committed suicide due to debt burden and crop loss. 

21 Feb 2018

BJP urges CEO to act impartially

The State BJP on Tuesday questioned the neutrality of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in dealing with the matter relating to seizure of `40.5 lakh cash from a vehicle at Mahilpali

21 Feb 2018

An act of cowardice: BJD

Strongly condemning the throwing of shoes on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while he was addressing an election meeting in Barpali, the ruling BJD pointed fingers at BJP for the act. 

21 Feb 2018

Naveen’s unscheduled visit surprises villagers

An unscheduled visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to Mohada village on Tuesday evening evoked enthusiastic response from the locals.

21 Feb 2018

Cops search Singh’s house for illegal cash in vain

Police on Tuesday searched the house of Labour Minister Sushant Singh at Bausenmura in Sohela as part of the drive against stashed illegal cash meant for use in Bijepur by-election.

21 Feb 2018

Smriti Irani (centre) flanked by other senior BJP leaders at a public meeting in Barpali on Tuesday  | Express
Bijepur campaign in final leg

Naveen leads BJD team, Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Dharmendra Pradhan take the centre stage for BJP

21 Feb 2018

A girl holding BJD flag while her mother joins protestors in front of Chief Electoral Office in Bhubaneswar | Express
Bargarh turns high security zone

AS the war of words during high-voltage campaigns by political parties follow a volley of accusations and aggressive posturing in the run-up to the Bijepur by-election, Bargarh district has

21 Feb 2018

Army reconfirms readiness with Agni-II trial success 

 Adding teeth to its arsenal, Indian Army on Tuesday successfully test-fired surface-to-surface nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-II in full operational

21 Feb 2018

Centre’s ‘Maha-nod’ for tribunal

 IN a major respite to Odisha Government, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved formation of a tribunal for adjudication of the dispute over Mahanadi river water with only two days

21 Feb 2018

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File | PTI)
Man throws shoe at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, held

The incident took place at Khumbhari village in Bijepur Assembly constituency when Patnaik was addressing a meeting following a road show in Barpali.

20 Feb 2018

Nineteen people belonging to three families from Odisha were rescued from the brick kiln (EPS | Satish Babu)
Telangana: 19 brick kiln workers from Odisha rescued after being confined and tortured by owners

It was alleged that the workers and their children were confined in the brick kiln from January 27 to February 3 during which they were subjected to torture.

20 Feb 2018

Image of Indian Railways used for representational purpose only. (PTI)
Odisha: Cabinet approves 130 km Jeypore-Malkangiri new railway project costing Rs 2,676.11 crore

The Jeypore-Malkangiri New Line project will cover left wing extremism affected districts of Malkangiri and Koraput.

20 Feb 2018

BJP flags used for representational purpose only.(Photo | PTI)
Bijepur bypoll: BJD accuses BJP of influencing women voters 

The by-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha will be held on February 24 and the counting of votes will take place on February 28.

20 Feb 2018

Mahanadi river (File photo | PTI)
Centre approves constitution of tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute after Supreme Court direction

The decision by the Cabinet comes following the Supreme Court directive to the Centre last month to form the tribunal within a month to resolve the long-standing dispute.

20 Feb 2018