Thursday, Mar 05, 2015



Orissa govt cancels licence of 3 Reliance Infra power discoms
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

The power reform that it had undertaken in late Nineties, today came a full circle after state power regulator Orissa Electricity...

Orissa red flags Centre’s plan to give gram sabhas mineral rights
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

The department’s decision seems to be prompted by the state government’s Niyamgiri experience.

My dream made in India: Krishna Toppo
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

After years of plying an autorickshaw in Rourkela, their father got a stable job 10 years ago at the SAIL plant.

Patnaik changes track, says ‘shocked’ by Budget
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

On Thursday, Naveen had come close to praising the Centre’s allocation of over Rs 3,112 crore to East Coast Railway zone in Orissa.

Let off after 2 years, accused ‘Naxal’ still lives in fear of cops
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Geetanjali Mohanty ran pillar to post to secure the release of son Sangram and Dandapani. “Each day seemed like years,” she says.

RBI asks Orissa to stop deposit collections by credit societies
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The CBI is currently probing a multi-crore chit-fund scam in the state.

Orissa seeks changes in mining ordinance
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Orissa has said it does not want 50 year term iron ore mining lease and instead wants it to be limited to 30 years.

Orissa varsities flouting UGC norms : CAG
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

It has also pointed at a large number of vacancies for teaching staff and irrational recruitment.

Orissa CIC resigns, cites ‘personal reasons’
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Sources said Mishra was under pressure following allegations that he amassed land through false affidavits.

Maoist ideologue’s son to walk free
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

SC slams Orissa govt for rearresting Sangram Mohanty.

Houses hit by stray bullets: Orissa Police shut one firing range
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

The bullets were lodged in the walls of at least four houses and a school building.

As video goes viral, ‘molestation’ accused says being framed
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Airfield police station in-charge Rashmi Ranjan Sahoo said an FIR was lodged under section 354(A) of the IPC.

RTI activist killed in Orissa: Plea in NHRC for impartial probe
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Pani, who is currently absconding, is suspected to have taken “supari” for eliminating Sahoo.

Agni V launch came on DRDO chief’s last day in office
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

The successful launch came on DRDO Director General Avinash Chander’s last day in office.

DRDO lensman held for ‘sharing info with ISI’
Sat, Jan 24, 2015

As a cameraman he had access to all the strategic places of the facility, said the police.

Supreme Court orders CAG audit of Orissa Olympic Associaton account books over encroached government land
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Behera has been accused of encroaching premium government land for furthering his own interests.

Orissa frames rules for safety of women teachers
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

While setting her afire, the attackers reportedly told her that she has to pay price of lodging a case

Forest land: Orissa seeks time
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Mining was allowed in the diverted forest land together with non-forest land after payment of the NPV (net present value) for non-diverted balance forest area.

CBI grills BJD MP for 3 hrs
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

CBI sources said Jena headed the Supratik Group, which took term loan of Rs 18 crore from the Seashore Group in 2010.

Seashore: CBI wants files of fraud alerts to Orissa
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

Despite two alerts the state departments had signed two MoUs and a deal with Seashore Group.

Is Cong fighting polls in India or Pak? asks Shah
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Mait Shah said Modi govt to give befitting reply to Pak firing.

Vizag steel plant official found dead in Orissa
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

The body of I Surya Prasad Rao, who worked as AGM (Finance) at Vizag Steel Plant was found in VSS Nagar area of Bhubaneswar.

Barring coal, all mines to be allocated via public auction: Orissa
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

All mines awaiting second and subsequent renewal of their leases will also be allocated through the public auction route.

Make Microfinance Bill tough to prevent ponzi scams: Orissa
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

The Bill has provision of micro-credit, thrift pension collection, insurance and remittance of funds.

Tracking transition 2014: East’s Economic Gateway
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

A steel complex of POSCO next to the refinery couldn’t take off because of land acquisition problems.

Give power to revise mining penalty to new body: Orissa
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

In July 2012, Orissa govt had slapped penalty on 294 miners for extracting ore in excess of the limits set.

BJP, Congress trying to defame BJD: Naveen Patnaik
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

CBI has also interrogated Naveen’s personal assistant, over his reported links with chit fund scam accused.

Housing allotment files go missing
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

The government recently had decided to cancel around 6,000 irregular allotments.

Former cop held in chit fund scam in Orissa
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Pramod Panda was arrested at the end of his interrogation on Friday evening.

Orissa govt cancels allotment of plots, houses under discretionary quota
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The cabinet during a meeting on Thursday cleared the report which was submitted to the government last month.

Replicate ‘Operation Smile’, states told
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Incidentally, neither National Crime Record Bureau nor National Commission for Protection of Child Rights have data on missing children.

As revenue mop-up lags, Orissa asks captive mines to raise output
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

FY15 target stood at Rs 6,346 cr, but by November-end, only Rs 2,625 crore could be collected.

Chit fund scam: First cop faces arrest in Orissa
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Mishra, who owns a host of companies, including a TV channel, allegedly defrauded investors to the tune of Rs 500 crore.

Owner of Orissa TV channel held in chit fund case
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Last week, CBI had raided Mishra’s residence in Bhubaneswar, but he reportedly escaped before the raid.

Orissa: Under chit fund probe heat, govt cuts short session
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

The session was adjourned sine die after Speaker adopted a motion in this regard moved by government chief whip Ananta Das.

India loses legal battle to extradite French ‘paedophile’
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

The judge found that the extradition request to the Namibian government did not meet some of the strict requirement.