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Sanjeev Marik named as Odisha`s new DGP

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 22:50

Senior IPS officer Sanjeev Marik was on Saturday named as Odisha`s new Director General of Police (DGP), replacing Prakash Mishra who will be CMD of the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), officials said.

Odisha govt ask Collectors to take action against hoarders

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 20:37

Odisha government on Saturday asked district collectors to take actions against the traders found guilty in hoarding and selling potato and onions at high price under the Essential Commodities Act of 1955, official sources said.

Patnaik asks BJD MP MLAs not to appoint close relatives

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:11

BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked party MPs and MLAs to refrain from appointing their close relatives as their representatives or promoting them as block or notified area council (NAC) chairpersons.

Naveen Patnaik asks BJD MP MLAs not to appoint close relatives

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:08

BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked party MPs and MLAs to refrain from appointing their close relatives as their representatives or promoting them as block or notified area council (NAC) chairpersons.

Five Odisha workers stranded in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:02

At least five workers from Odisha have been stranded in strife-torn Iraq, an official said Saturday. All the labourers, mostly plumbers, are from Kendrapada district.

MoEF to make action plans for Odisha public purpose projects

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 23:58

Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javdekar on Friday said his ministry will prepare an action plan for Odisha to execute public purpose projects and address various issues including Justice MB Shah Commission`s recommendations and findings on the mining scam in the state.

Basant Panda re-elected Odisha BJP legislature party leader

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 21:03

Two-term legislator Basant Kumar Panda was Friday unanimously re-elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Odisha assembly.

Shankaracharya row: Javadekar, JB disapprove state govt`s role

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:26

The row over the Puri Shankaracharya boycotting Rath Yatra protesting restrictions put by administration snowballed into a major controversy.

OPCC chief for solution to solve Rath Jatra controversy

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 15:29

With the row over Puri Shankaracharya`s boycott of Lord Jagannath`s Rath Jatra lingering, senior Congress leader Jaydev Jena said the controversy should be resolved jointly by the seer, temple administration and Odisha government.

Two held in Odisha for allegedly blackmailing a girl

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:21

Two persons were arrested for allegedly blackmailing a girl and trying to exort money after recording an objectionable video of her with a man in Odisha`s Jajpur district, police said Wednesday.