Sampad Patnaik


Sampad Patnaik

Tiger brought to Odisha from Madhya Pradesh in landmark inter-state transfer project found dead
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

In Odisha, this is the second case of a tiger dying within three weeks. Earlier, in October, forest officials discovered the carcass of a male tiger in Debrigarh Sanctuary.

It’s Odisha govt vs ASI over restoring Konark Sun Temple
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

On Saturday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Union Minister for Culture, Mahesh Sharma, highlighting alleged irregularities in the Archaeological Survey of India’s restoration of Konark Temple, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik pitches for institutional lending to women SHGs
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

On the third day of the state’s flagship investment summit Make in Odisha (MIO), Patnaik addressed a gathering of bankers and women involved in Mission Shakti — a scheme to form SHGs and provide them with financial assistance.

Odisha seeks to become defence, aerospace manufacturing hub
Wed, Nov 14, 2018

The state government is keen to produce indigenously designed, developed and manufactured defence equipment for the country, which often involves high import costs, restrictions on niche technology, strict procedural requirements, permissions from multiple agencies and rapid obsolescence.

Naveen Patnaik govt pitches Odisha as potential hub for defence production, offers fiscal incentives
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

In the policy, the government places special incentives for units that will be set up in industrially backward districts, such as Kalahandi, Bolangir, Koraput and Malkangiri, among others. Units are also encouraged to employ people “domiciled in Odisha”.

Make in Odisha: Tata, Jindal Steel commit nearly Rs 1 lakh crore each; RIL to pump in additional Rs 3,000 crore
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Monday welcomed the guests to the second edition of the state government’s flagship investment summit, Make in Odisha.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik writes to Ministry of Culture questioning restoration work on Konark Sun Temple
Mon, Nov 12, 2018

In the letter released to the press Sunday night, Patnaik wrote that as per a regional news report “40% of the artistic stone carvings of the existing Konark Sun Temple have been replaced by the ASI with plain stones”.

Day ahead of investment summit, Odisha govt draws Opposition’s flak
Sun, Nov 11, 2018

While BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra said the Opposition's statements reeked of "jealousy", the state government's industries secretary Sanjeev Chopra said the investment implementation in Odisha has been "fair".

No signs of thaw in Odisha judicial crisis, courts idle for over 60 days
Fri, Nov 09, 2018

The Odisha High Court, which is not functioning since August, is also unable to hear matters that have important administrative and economic consequences for the state.

Odisha: Elephant brought to capture man-eating tigress tramples man
Fri, Nov 09, 2018

The tigress, Sundari, was tranquilized and captured Tuesday after a fortnight of tracking.

Protest on farmers’ issues turns violent in Odisha
Tue, Nov 06, 2018

The group, Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS), is leading the agitation, demanding “price, prestige and pension” for the state’s farmers.

Naveen Patnaik revives demand for special category status to Odisha
Sat, Nov 03, 2018

Speaking in BJD’s Jan Sampark Padyatra (public outreach rally) in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik on Friday told the audience that only his party has been consistent on this demand for special category.

Odisha villager, who hosted Shah for lunch last year, joins BJD
Sat, Nov 03, 2018

In July last year, Nabin Swain (45) of Hugulapata village under Kukudakhandi block had hosted BJP leaders like Amit Shah, Dharmendra Pradhan, Arun Singh, Basant Panda and K V Singh Deo for lunch.

Odisha lawyers’ strike turns political, CM Patnaik’s effigies burnt
Tue, Oct 30, 2018

The lawyers went on strike on August 28 to protest one of them being assaulted by 4 policemen.

Odisha tweaks its health scheme to include more beneficiaries
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

This is the second major change to the scheme, which the BJD hopes will rival the Centre's Ayushman Bharat.

Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

Odisha’s Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) has come under fire after the deaths.

DGCA clears Baijayant Panda in flight rules violation case
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

In a letter to the Bhubaneswar Airport Director, the DGCA stated, “There was no violation observed of DGCA rules and regulations.”

Air Odisha gets showcause over cancellations from new airport
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, the Veer Surendra Sai airport in Jharsuguda district is expected to boost investment and development in western Odisha.

Interim CBI chief: Officer who performed under pressure during two cyclones
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

A 1986-batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre, Rao was awarded the first Chief Minister’s award for Excellence in Governance and Innovation in Public Service for his outstanding work during Phailin and Hudhud cyclones in 2013-14.

Odisha: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra arrested
Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Last month, Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradeep Amat approved the constitution of a special committee to probe if Iyer-Mitra’s alleged derogatory remarks on MLAs amounted to a breach of privilege.