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Chit Fund Scam: Orissa to e-auction attached assets to repay small investors
Sat, May 02, 2015

In Orissa, chit fund firms collected around Rs 4,600 crore by defrauding about a million people.

Ex-Orissa Chief Secy ‘helped’ Vedanta get land for univ, now gets top job there
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Patnaik resigned as member, Orissa Human Rights Commission, last week citing “personal reasons”.

Posco starts pull out from Orissa
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Posco asked for detailed expenditure receipt for the Rs 30.34 crore it has given towards land acquisition.

Orissa doubles salaries of doctors in Maoist areas
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

A specialist doctor may get anything between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 1.8 lakh.

The Rs 5 meal
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

They come, they eat, they go happy. Naveen is aiming to make his way into hearts with his cheap meal plan, but no one’s complaining

Indira loyalist JB Patnaik, known for both achievements, controversies
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

In 1969, Patnaik made one of the important decisions of his political career when he chose to go with Indira Gandhi.

Film producer given 30 yrs for raping minor
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Mahanta was sentenced under section 376(2) and 307 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the POCSO Act.

Orissa mob sets fire to train coach after death of a youth, no casualties
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

On Thursday Chhatoi slipped off the 18416 Barbil-Puri Express in Puri while trying to get down.

MMS on porn site, Orissa girl ends life
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The incident has come at a time when the CBI is investigating a slew of MMS clips of girls being sexually exploited.

Maoists release all 11 they had abducted in Malkangiri
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The rest 9 were let off after the Maoists thrashed three including the local sarpanch for 'helping the police'.

Koraput lynching unlikely to put the brakes on cannabis trade
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

With big money to be made, traders use ambulances or hidden chambers in trucks to conceal the drugs from police.

Suspected Maoists abduct 7 on Orissa-Chhattisgarh border
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Police officials said the area's proximity to Sukma made it easy for Maoists to carry out the abductions.

Koraput lynching: Only 6 policemen to control armed mob of ‘200 villagers’
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Four men, who had gone to a village in Jeypore to allegedly collect a consignment of cannabis, were lynched by hundreds of villagers after they were mistaken for kidnappers.

Chit fund: CBI sends CD on ‘kickbacks’ for forensic test
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

BJD leaders deny bribery charge.

Mistaken for kidnappers, four men beaten to death in Orissa
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Police said the deceased were allegedly waiting to collect 1.5 quintals of ganja near the Jeypore-Koraput highway.

Maoists threaten to kill BJD MLA in Odisha
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The Maoists alleged that the state government is working for the interests of multinational companies.

Naveen Patnaik’s BJD sweeps civic polls in Orissa
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

This is the third successive win for Biju Janata Dal in civic polls in last 2 years.

Orissa govt panel for opening 26 closed mines
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

To curb illegal mining, the Supreme Court in May last year had asked Orissa government to stop operations in 26 iron ore and manganese mines.

Orissa kicks off Rs 5-meal scheme
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Under the scheme, hot cooked meal of rice, dalma and pickles would be served between 11 am and 3 pm everyday to 1,000 urban poor for Rs 5-each.

Have surpassed US in steel production, now it’s time to pip China, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

"When I talk of ‘Make in India’, I am not prepared to lag behind anyone," says Modi.

Orissa: Modi pitches Make in India, says India needs to surpass China in steel
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

In Rourkela, Narendra Modi reiterated his look-east policy of developing eastern Indian states.

Homes, ATM came up on Orissa land allotted for hospitals: CAG
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

The report said the government did not take any step for cancellation of these allotments despite the violation of terms.

Orissa: 3 central PSUs pull out of Rs 5 meal scheme
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Everyday 25,000 people visiting these cities and towns for various works would get low-cost lunch at various ‘Aahaar’ outlets.

Porn clip accused broke ties with family: Mother
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Subrat Sahu was held for uploading video on WhatsApp.

Coal block allotment leading to inequitable sharing: Orissa
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Though the state was eyeing the Naini coal block it was given to Telangana government two days ago.

CM Naveen Patnaik to woo Orissa journalists with health insurance scheme
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Though announced before last year's general and assembly poll, the health insurance scheme has not taken off as yet.

After losing coal block to Telangana, Orissa says auctions provide little benefit
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Orrisa has incurred an expenditure of Rs Rs 216 crore in procuring land for the project.

Orissa announces insurance policy for elementary school kids
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

As per the guidelines of the Secondary School Insurance System, each student will be required to contribute Rs 2 per annum as premium.

HC directs ED counsel to appear before CBI
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The CBI had also seized incriminating documents about Panda from the house of arrested former CID Deputy SP Pramod Panda in December.

Orissa: Power tariff up for domestic consumers, farmers
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

As Opposition criticised the hike, govt said an increase by 20 paise on domestic use will hardly hit the consumers.

Orissa: Stopped from cheating, students lock up principal
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

After the principal was freed, a discussion was held with the students, who agreed to appear for the next day’s exam.

Last living Devdasi of Lord Jagannath dies at the age of 93
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The Devidasi was dedicated to the temple by her parents at the age of 7 through a ceremony called Sari Bandhan.

Lightning kills six at cricket match in Orissa village
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

CM Patnaik announced ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh for each of the deceased and free treatment for the injured.

Orissa moves fast to compensate chit fund victims, decides benchmark for loss
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Orissa decided to make Rs 10,000 as the benchmark for identifying small depositors for reimbursing them.

BJD’s give and take with BJP
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

The BJD walked out of the Lok Sabha during voting on the land bill, seen as part of a strategy to help the BJP through.

NHRC seeks report over claims of jailed doctor treating inmates
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Parida is in jail for killing his wife, chopping her into small pieces.