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Heat wave continues to grip India; Odisha's Titlagarh records highest at 48.5 deg C

Heat wave continues to grip India; Odisha's Titlagarh records highest at 48.5 deg C

The Odisha government has confirmed four deaths due to sun stroke; however, reports said the death toll in the state due to heatwave has risen to 88.

FAOTA stir: Odisha to procure commodities via national e-mktg

Hours before traders stopped import of food items including pulses from other states demanding withdrawal of VAT on food items, the Odisha government on Thursday decided to procure commodities through national e-marketing.

Opposition preparing to attack Odisha government during budget session

The budget session of the Odisha assembly -- beginning on March 15 -- is expected to see the opposition Congress and the BJP raising issues like irregularities in distribution of ration cards and the alleged nexus of ruling BJD leaders with criminals.

Kandhamal riots report submitted to Odisha government

The Justice AS Naidu Commission of Inquiry, set up by the Odisha government to probe the 2008 Kandhamal riots, presented its report to the state government on Tuesday.

Odisha govt engages WTI to prepare wildlife management plan

In a bid to reduce animal deaths in the hands of humans and restore their lost habitats, Odisha government has engaged Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to prepare a comprehensive wildlife management plan for the state, officials said today.

Odisha to have super specialty heart hospital in Jharsuguda

 The Odisha government on Saturday gave in principle approval to the setting up of a super specialty cardiac care hospital in Jharsuguda district in public private partnership (PPP) model.

Anti-defection law now for Zilla Parishad members in Odisha

The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposal in this regard.

BJP sit-in demanding action to check farmers' suicide in Odisha

BJP state unit president K V Singhdeo accused the ruling BJD of holding farmers' rally at Sohela in drought-hit Bargarh.

Odisha aims to reach global standards in disaster mgmt: Naveen Patnaik

Attempting to reach global standards in the disaster management, the Odisha government today said it will use space technology for tackling calamities in the state.

Stop hijacking central schemes, BJP to Odisha government

Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday hit out at the Odisha government for trying to hijack the National Food Security Act (NFSA), a central scheme aimed at providing subsidised food grains to people.

Odisha to provide 50 more work days for drought-hit under MGNREGA

Odisha to provide 50 more work days for drought-hit under MGNREGA

The Odisha Government has decided to increase the work days from 150 to 200 in drought-affected areas under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Green belt plantation along Odisha coastline

The Odisha government has decided to take up green belt plantation along the saline embankments to protect the environment and sea-erosion off the Odisha coast.

Wheeler Island is now Abdul Kalam Island

Wheeler Island is now Abdul Kalam Island

In a tribute to late APJ Abdul Kalam, the Odisha government on Friday named the Wheeler Island after the former president.

Odisha to nudge Centre on Posco issue

The decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnik and attended by Steel and Mines Mminister Prafulla Kumar Mallick.

Tamil Nadu tops in organ donation: Health Minister

Tamil Nadu leads in organ donation in the country with organs of 683 persons being harvested and donated to over 3000 beneficiaries since the setting up of the Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu in 2008, State Health Minister C Vijaya Bhaskar said today.

Odisha to regenerate degraded bamboo forests

To capitalise on the rising demand for bamboo products, the Odisha government has decided to regenerate the degraded bamboo forests on about 5,000 sqkm.

Accident insurance for devotees, others during Jagannath Rath Yatra

Expecting a footfall of about 50 lakh devotees at Puri during Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebara Rath Yatra, Odisha government has made provision of accident insurance worth Rs 5 lakh for devotees, officials, temple staff and priests.

Crime Branch to probe Jagannath secret ritual pics on social media

The Odisha government on Monday posted a senior IPS officer on special duty to probe the alleged mismanagement in Nabakalebar festival, while the temple administration urged the Crime Branch to take forward the investigation concerning leak of secret ritual pictures on social media.

Odisha to set up 150 new cold storages in 4 years

It was decided to increase farm output every year using advanced methods of cultivation, which currently stands at nine lakh tonnes of vegetables from 5,000 hectares of land.

Odisha suggests flexibility to modify central schemes guidelines

The Odisha government on Sunday proposed that the sub-group of NITI Ayog be given sufficient flexibility to states to modify the guidelines of central skill development schemes to suit local needs.