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Naveen Patnaik reiterates demand for special category state status for Odisha

Naveen said that Odisha should be treated at par with the north eastern and Himalayan states in the sharing pattern of centrally sponsored schemes to expedite implementation of development schemes.

17 Feb 2018

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Air Odisha takes wings; launches maiden flight under Udan 

Air Odisha today launched its maiden services under the regional connectivity scheme Udan with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurating the first flight to Mundra from here.

17 Feb 2018

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Man found dead with throat slit in Odisha's capital, murder suspected

A man was found dead with cut injuries on throat at his residence in Unit-IV area under Kharavela Nagar police limits here on Saturday.

17 Feb 2018

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File Photo)
Odisha reiterates demand for special category status

The Chief Minister also urged the Centre to change the fund-sharing pattern of the State Disaster Response Fund from 75:25 to 90:10 between the Centre and state, respectively.

17 Feb 2018

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PM Modi’s exam stress buster class a low-key affair in Odisha

The ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a low-key affair in Odisha as no arrangements were made in State-run schools for students to watch the live telecast of the two-

17 Feb 2018

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Crackdown continues on mineral smuggling in Odisha's Jajpur

Tightening the noose on mineral smugglers, four special teams led by Jajpur Collector Ranjan Kumar Das carried out surprise raids at different illegal mining areas across the district on Friday mornin

17 Feb 2018

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Vigilance arrests two government officials for taking bribe in Odisha

Two Government officials were nabbed by the Vigilance for taking bribe for performing their duties in the Twin Cities on Friday.

17 Feb 2018

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan mocks CM Naveen Patnaik’s Bijepur love

The UnionMin addresses a public meeting besides holding road shows in the constituency

17 Feb 2018

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Child rights panel seeks probe report over alleged fake NOC submitted by Odisha school

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the district Collector to conduct an enquiry into St Xavier’s High School move to secure  provisional affiliation from the Cent

17 Feb 2018

Now cattle deaths haunt Paradip town in Odisha

After crows and ducks, death of cows has sparked panic among residents of Paradip town.

17 Feb 2018

Similipal, Satkosia on tiger trail

As tiger enumeration across the country kicked off on Friday, Satkosia and Similipal, the two notified tiger reserves of the State, got down to the job armed with increased manpower and technology as

17 Feb 2018

Cops seal clinic for abortion death in Odisha

The death of 22-year-old Siku Sutar, whose body was found packed in a gunny bag near Dhartangada forest, is getting murkier as Raghunathpur police on Friday sealed a clinic and detained its doctors be

17 Feb 2018

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Juice vendor arrested in Odisha after 300 people hospitalised 

A day after nearly 300 people, including children, were admitted to hospitals after drinking ‘sharbat’ from a makeshift stall on Maha Shivaratri, Salepur police arrested the vendor, Prabhakar Rout on

17 Feb 2018

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Rs 12 lakh looted from contractor in Odisha

In a broad daylight heist, four motorcycle-borne miscreants looted about `12 lakh  from a contractor near Semiliguda under Koraput sub-division on Friday.

17 Feb 2018

Japan Consul General expresses interest for trade ties with Odisha

Consul General of Japan at Kolkata Masayuki Taga praised the industrial climate in Odisha and suggested the State Government to hold more interactive meets with Japanese investors.

17 Feb 2018

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Odisha: Lingaraj Vihar residents seek early execution of lease deed

Resenting the delay in execution of lease deed by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) with individual purchasers of houses, the residents of Lingaraj Vihar here have appealed the Chief Minister to

17 Feb 2018

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Odisha's Economic Offences Wing nabs two men for Rs 3 crore fraud

Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch on Friday arrested two persons for swindling `3 crore of depositors.

17 Feb 2018

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik demands three new divisions under East Coast Railway 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday opposed the move to set up a new railway zone with headquarters in Andhra Pradesh by taking out the existing Waltair Railway Division.

17 Feb 2018

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Contractor shot dead while supervising PMGSY road work in Odisha

In a shocking incident, a super class contractor of Kalahandi district was gunned down by suspected Maoists under Bijepur police station limits on Friday.

17 Feb 2018

Odisha: Alert after crow deaths traced to bird flu in Paradip

An alert has been sounded and surveillance imposed in coastal pockets after the mass deaths of crows in Paradip were found to have been caused by avian influenza.

17 Feb 2018

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BJD to remain equi-distant from Congress and BJP: Naveen Patnaik

Naveen's meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday had given rise to speculations about an alliance between the BJD and BJP in Odisha or at least a post-poll arrangement.

16 Feb 2018