BJP to hold protest on infant deaths on Sept 2 in Odisha

Accusing the BJD government of failing to take steps to check rising infant deaths at Sishu Bhawan at Cuttack, BJP on Sunday said it would stage protest across the state on September 2 to highlight the crumbling health services in Odisha.

Maoist situation still challenging in three districts: Patnaik

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said Left Wing Extremism (LEW) continues to be a challenge in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada.

Maoist situation still challenging in three districts: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Left Wing Extremism (LEW) continues to be a challenge in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada.

245 gang-rapes in Odisha in last three years: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that as many as 245 gang-rape incidents have been reported in the state of which the victims were killed in eight cases in last three years.

245 gang-rapes in Odisha in last three years

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that as many as 245 gang rape incidents have been reported in the state of which the victims were killed in eight cases in last three years.

167 IAS, IPS and IFS posts lying vacant in the state: Odisha CM

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that as many as 167 posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) are lying vacant in the state.

Patnaik running away from debate on 'fake godman' issue: Cong

 Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of "running away" from a discussion on self-proclaimed godman Srimad Sarathi Dev alias Santosh Kumar Roul, opposition Congress on Monday demanded a through probe into the latter's political connections.

167 IAS, IPS, IFS posts lying vacant in Odisha

 As many as 167 Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) posts are lying vacant in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday.

Cong MLAs on dharna, BJP members also protest BJD attack

Odisha Assembly on Friday witnessed noisy scenes with the Congress members staging a dharna in the Well of the House demanding action against BJD members who attacked their chief whip, while BJP MLAs stood in protest accusing the ruling BJD legislators of "attacking" the opposition.

Protesters, police clash in Odisha; seek Strimad Dev's arrest

The public ire against self-styled godman ​Strimad Sarathi Dev has rocked Odisha's Kendrapara town on Friday as protesters, demanding his immediate arrest, fought a pitched battle with police leading to injury on both sides.

Package for civil service aspirants soon: Naveen Patnaik

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the state government will soon announce a package for civil service aspirants from the state.

Odisha: Rath Yatra drew 58 lakh devotees

The Odisha government said on Wednesday that 58 lakh devotees thronged the Hindu holy town of Puri during the Rath Yatra at the Jagannath temple.

Parliament should be allowed to function: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Parliament should be allowed to function even as Congress and other non-NDA parties boycotted the Lok Sabha protesting against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs.

Dr Kalam was 'visionary' leader: Odisha CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday paid tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the state secretariat here, describing him as a "visionary leader".

Give jobs to displaced families in a month: Naveen Patnaik to Nalco

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the Navaratna PSU Nalco to give jobs to displaced families in Koraput district within one month.

Odisha: Collectors asked to complete school toilet projects by July 31

With PSUs failing to meet the deadline of constructing new toilets in schools, Odisha government has asked district collectors to take up such projects and complete them by July 31, officials said.

Petition filed against Odisha CM, vigilance director

A petition was filed in a local court against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and vigilance director KB Singh, alleging criminal conspiracy by them against former state police chief Prakash Mishra.

Mamata, Naveen, Jayalalithaa skip Modi's NITI Aayog meet

Apart from nine chief ministers from Congress-ruled states, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Odisha's Naveen Patnaik, Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa were among the non-NDA chief ministers who skipped the NITI Aayog meet here on Wednesday.

Brahma Paribartan fiasco: Congress questions Naveen's silence

The Congress on Sunday questioned Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's 'silence' over the alleged mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual and said the truth can be unravelled only by a judicial investigation.

Ranchi-Vijayawada highway to be completed by March 2017

 The 1,205 km Ranchi-Vijayawada national highway passing through Maoist-affected areas of Odisha would be completed by March 2017, the authorities said on Saturday after a review meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.