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2 more test COVID-19 positive in Odisha, tally at 23
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 23 as two more persons tested positive in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, said the health department.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha reports 15 Covid-19 cases, highest in a single day
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha has gone up to 20 with 15 new cases getting reported on Friday, the highest in a single day.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Orissa,National
After 3 COVID-19 cases, Bomikhal area in Bhubaneswar sealed
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday sealed Bomikhal area here after three COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the area.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha's sixth Covid-19 patient has Tablighi connect
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) The sixth Covid-19 patient in Odisha from Cuttack had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month, state government's spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said on Friday, adding that the authorities have started contact tracing for this person.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Orissa,National
ECoR to convert 261 coaches as quarantine facilities
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) East Coast Railway (ECoR) has initiated steps for conversion of 261 coaches to serve as quarantine facilities to combat COVID-19, said an official on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Orissa,National
Prez,PM greet people of Odisha on Utkala Dibasa
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha seeks PM's nod for unemployment dole to MGNREGS workers
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the state to grant unemployment allowance to over 36.10 lakh workers of the rural job guarantee scheme in the 21-day lockdown period, which has been enforced for Covid-19.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
COVID-19: Odisha CM announces Rs 2,200-cr package for the poor
Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a relief package of Rs 2,200 crore for the weaker sections of society in view of the lockdown to fight COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Covid-19: Lockdown in entire Odisha from midnight
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday declared a lockdown in all 30 districts of the state with effect from midnight till March 29 midnight to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Orissa,National
COVID19: Odisha announces lockdown in 5 districts, 8 towns
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ordered lockdown of 40 per cent parts of the state including capital city Bhubaneswar for a week.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Orissa,National
Second COVID-19 case in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Second positive case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the state of Odisha.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha urges FM to release Jagannath temple funds in Yes Bank
Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari has requested Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to instruct the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow release of Rs 545 crore deposited by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Yes Bank.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha expands 'Mo Sarkar' scheme, includes 5 more depts
Bhubaneswar, March 4 (IANS) The Odisha government, here on Wednesday, included five more departments in the ambit of 'Mo Sarkar' initiative, taking the number of department under it to 27.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha to seek coronavirus testing facilities
Bhubaneswar, March 4 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to request the Centre for setting up coronavirus testing facilities in the state.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha records 11% growth in GST collection
Bhubaneswar, March 3 (IANS) Odisha has recorded a growth of 11 per cent in the collection of gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) during the period from April 2019 to February 2020, a statement said on Tuesday.
2020-03-03
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Odisha records 11% growth in GST collection
Bhubaneswar, March 3 (IANS) Odisha has recorded a growth of 11 per cent in the collection of gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) during the period from April 2019 to February 2020, a statement said on Tuesday.
2020-03-03
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Odisha records 11% growth in GST collection
Bhubaneswar, March 3 (IANS) Odisha has recorded a growth of 11 per cent in the collection of gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) during the period from April 2019 to February 2020, a statement said on Tuesday.
2020-03-03
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
KIUG: Dutee sprints away with universities' meet record
Bhubaneswar, Feb 29 (IANS) Indian sprinting ace Dutee Chand came and stole the limelight on her first day of competition this year, winning the womens 100m in a new Indian Universities meet record time of 11.49 seconds on the penultimate day of the inaugural Khelo India University Games at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha govt clears 3 investment proposals of Rs 6,923.26 cr
Bhubaneswar, Feb 29 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday approved three investment proposals worth Rs 6,923.26 crore with an employment potential of 4,638 persons.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Javed Akhtar to Shekhar Kapur on Mr India: I gave it to you
Mumbai, Feb 28: The "Mr India" war is now being fought among its original creators. After Shekhar Kapur, director of the 1987 original, slammed the makers of an upcoming remake trilogy for not acknowledging him, and actress Sonam Kapoor took up cudgels on behalf of her father Anil Kapoor, who had starred in that film, it is now the turn of writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar to join. Akhtar contends the film is actually his idea and that he had given it to Kapur.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mamata raises Delhi violence issue at EZC meet
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday raised the Delhi violence issue at the 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Indian women's football coach scouts for talent in KIUG
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) With India set to host the U17 Women's World Cup later this year, a huge number of eyeballs are focused on the women's game in the country. At almost every match though, one figure is omnipresent, that of the national women's football team coach Maymol Rocky.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
CM demands 'special focus state' to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday demanded the Centre to declare Odisha a 'Special Focus State' as it is frequently facing natural disasters.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
KIUG: Odisha's HPC produces another medal-winner in lifting
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) In less than a year after being established, Odishas Weightlifting High-Performance Centre has begun the process of churning out champions.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha CM elected BJD president for 8th term
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been re-elected as the President of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the eighth consecutive term on Wednesday.
2020-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Elephant kills 4 in Odisha, reaches Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) The wild tusker, that had trampled four people to death and injured five others in Odisha's Puri district on Sunday, was spotted on the outskirts of the state capital on Monday, officials said.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai University's twins setting KIUG pool on fire
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) It's not just a passion for winning that University of Mumbai's Jyoti and Aarti, who are setting the swimming pool at the Khelo India University Games 2020 on fire, share.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: Odisha, Kerala Blasters share points and 8 goals
Bhubaneshwar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters played an entertaining 4-4 draw at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Abhinav guides Madras University into Round 2 of KIUG tennis
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Fresh from his big break in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger, Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam helped University of Madras romp past Manipur University in the opening round of the Khelo India University Games here on Saturday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Tennis
Odisha CM files nomination for BJD President post
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers for Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President's post at the party's headquarters here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
FIH Pro League: India beats Australia in penalty shootout
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) India beats Australia in penalty shootout after the second FIH Pro League match between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
BJD protests against AIIMS Bhubaneswar's directive on Hindi
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Saturday protested against the imposition of Hindi language by AIIMS Bhubaneswar in its organisational processes.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
ISL: Battle for pride between Odisha and Kerala
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha FC will look to end their league season on a winning note when they host Kerala Blasters FC at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
FIH Pro League: India go down fighting 3-4 to holders Australia
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) India lost 3-4 to defending champions Australia but not before they put up a spirited display in their first match of the two-leg FIH Pro League encounter here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Dutee to seek Olympic qualification standard at KIUG
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) World University Games champion Dutee Chand will resume her quest for the Olympic Games qualifying standard at the inaugural Khelo India University Games that begin here on Saturday. "Yes, I will sprint for my University (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) next week," she confirmed during training on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Athletics
Odisha govt not utilising central schemes: Ram Madhav
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said the Odisha government is not proactive in taking advantage of the Central government schemes.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Was always determined to make comeback: Chinglensana
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) India's work ethic in the midfield has proved to be the difference in their initial four matches of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 which sees them sit in the third spot on the table with eight points from four matches. The team has certainly benefited from the return of experienced midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Pradhan urges Odisha CM to send proposal for medical college
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to send a proposal to the Centre for establishment of a medical college in Bhadrak district under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakaram (PMJVK).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha's debt burden to touch Rs 1.06 lakh cr by fiscal end
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha's debt burden is expected to increase to Rs. 1.06 lakh crore by the end of 2019-20 fiscal, state Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
74 people in Odisha under observation for coronavirus
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) As many as 74 people in Odisha are under observation for coronavirus, said an official on Friday.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha Assembly Budget session likely to be stormy
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) The budget session of Odisha Assembly, scheduled to begin on Friday, is likely to be stormy, with Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress planning to corner the state government over several issues.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Ex-Odisha MLA detained in double murder case
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and former Brajarajnagar MLA Anup Sai has been detained by police in Chhattisgarh over his alleged involvement in a double murder case in 2016.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
13th Film Festival on Art & Artists concludes
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) The 13th International Film Festival on Art and Artists organised by the JD Centre of Art, which witnessed multiple film screenings, workshops and talks by several senior artists, concluded here on Monday.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha house panel to meet Goyal on railway allocation
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) Odisha Assembly's House committee on railways decided on Monday to submit a memorandum on the state's demands to Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Four officials suspended in Odisha bus tragedy
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday suspended four officials in Ganjam bus tragedy incident that claimed 10 lives on Sunday.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 killed in Odisha after bus comes in contact with live wire
Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and over 30 injured after a bus in which they were travelling caught fire after coming in contact with an overhead power transmission line in Odisha's Ganjam district on Sunday, police said.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manoj Das receives Mystic Kalinga Literary Award
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Manoj Das, who was recently bestowed with Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to English and Odia literature, on Saturday received Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards-Indian and Global Languages.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rs 42,500 fine slapped for allowing minor to drive in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) A motorcycle owner has been slapped with a fine amount of Rs 42,500 for allowing a minor to ride his motor bike violating traffic rules under new Motor Vehicles Act 2019 in Odisha's Bhadrak district, said an official on Saturday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kin of deceased govt employee to get job in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Friday approved a proposal to frame new rules to appoint eligible family members of the deceased government employees to the posts of Group D under the rehabilitation assistance scheme.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Heritage corridor plan won't affect rituals of Jagannath Temple
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) The proposed heritage corridor plan in the holy city of Puri will not affect the existing rituals or practices at the Jagannath Temple, Krishan Kumar, Shri Jagannath Temple Administration's (SJTA) chief administrator, said on Tuesday.
2020-02-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion