BJD expels senior leader Prafulla Ghadai from party

Senior leader and former Odisha Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai was on Saturday expelled from the ruling BJD by party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for anti-party activities.

Dengue claims four lives in Odisha

With dengue claiming four lives in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday sounded alert in seven districts and directed departments concerned to intensify sanitation drive with focus on industrial and mines areas that showed high incidence of the disease.

Odisha Advocate General resigns

The Odisha government on Friday accepted the resignation of state's Advocate General Ashok Mohanty, official sources said.

Odisha CM announces Rs 5 crore aid for J&K flood victims

Announcing an assistance of Rs five crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha Government today said trained personnel are ready with equipment to undertake rescue and relief operations in affected areas.

BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh is dead

Hemendra Chandra Singh, a first time MP of Odisha`s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), died of sepsis and multiple organ failure at a private hospital here early Friday, family sources said. He was 47.

Odisha CM launches Rourkela-Jagdalpur road project

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday launched the 656-km long expressway project that will provide better connectivity between Rourkela in the state and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.

Centre assures Odisha help on mining, steel and labour

The Centre on Wednesday assured the Odisha government that it will support the state government's efforts to streamline mining, steel, and labour and employment sectors.

Patnaik urges Centre to allow Odisha avail WB, ADB loans

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking inclusion of the state for financial aid from World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and others to ensure safe drinking water for all.

Congress accuses Odisha CM of shielding land grabbers; govt orders probe

Opposition Congress accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of shielding BJD leaders who allegedly grabbed above 100 acre of forest land on the outskirt of the state capital even as the Odisha government ordered a joint probe into the alleged land scam.

BJP for CBI probe into land scam in Odisha

Hitting out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for alleged cover up bid in land scam, BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into allotment of land and houses as role of political leaders had now surfaced during inquiry into chit fund scandal by the central agency.

BJP for CBI probe into land scam in Odisha

Hitting out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for alleged cover up bid in land scam, the BJP demanded a CBI probe into allotment of land and houses as role of political leaders had now surfaced during inquiry into chit fund scandal by the central agency.

Independence Day celebrated with enthusiasm in Odisha despite boycott call

Despite a boycott call by Maoists, Independence Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm amid tight security with the government promising to implement a special policy for speedy empowerment of girls and women.

Odisha flood situation improves, toll rises to 37

The death toll in the Odisha floods rose to 37 on Friday even as situation improved in most parts of the state, reports said.

Odisha floods: Vast stretches of Mahanadi delta region under water, toll 35

Vast areas in the delta region of Mahanadi river system were inundated by flood waters while the water level in other rivers dropped slowly as the death toll due to rains and floods which hit over 17.8 lakh people climbed to 35.

Centre to help flood-hit Odisha

With several rivers in Odisha in spate, Centre assured all help to the state to tackle the situation caused by floods which has affected vast areas.

Come up with out-of-the-box solutions: Naveen to scientists

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged upon the state`s scientific fraternity to come up with "out-of-the-box" solutions to combat the menaces of environmental pollution, energy crisis, water scarcity, global warming, and climate change.

Three die, flood threat in Odisha

As incessant torrential rains claimed three lives and posed flood threat in Mahanadi river and other rivers in Odisha, the state government on Monday alerted 12 districts to gear up for any eventuality as heavy downpour is likely to pound some areas due to a deep depression.

Odisha inks pact for second airport in state

The Odisha government signed a pact with the Airport Authority of India for developing the state`s second airport in the district headquarters town of Jharsuguda, an official said.

Gokul Chandra Pati likely to be new Odisha chief secretary

Senior IAS officer Gokul Chandra Pati is likely to take over as the new chief secretary of Odisha with the Union government allowing his return to the state cadre.

Congress rejects Naveen`s poverty reduction claim

Rejecting Odisha Government`s claim about reduction of poverty at faster rate, Opposition Congress today asked the reasons behind rampant child sale and large scale migration from the state.