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.

FIR filed against Odisha CM, vigilance director

A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Vigilance Director KB Singh on Saturday for falsely implicating former DGP Prakash Mishra in a financial irregularities case.

Security tightened ahead of Odisha bandh

Security was tightened in Bhubaneswar and about 40 Youth Congress workers were taken into custody by the police on Thursday ahead of the 12-hour Odisha bandh called by Congress on Friday.

Ritual row: BJP questions Odisha CM's silence, ready to hit streets
Ritual row: BJP questions Odisha CM's silence, ready to hit streets

 Questioning Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's silence over mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebara festival, the BJP today announced a week-long agitation from June 30 and sought a judicial probe into the matter.

Odisha to have new advertisement policy for electronic and print media

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed the Information and Public Relations Department to make a new advertisement policy for the electronic and print media.

Odisha to generate more jobs, draw investments in industry

 The Odisha government on Monday set a target to create additional employment for three lakh people and attract new investments to the tune of Rs.1.73 lakh crore by 2019-20 financial year in the industrial sector in the state.

Ensure hassle-free Rath Jatra: CM to Odisha ministers

With Odisha government being slammed over reports of deviation in the century old 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual of Lord Jagannath, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked four ministers to rush to Puri and ensure the smooth celebration of the 'Rath Jatra festival on July 18.

Naveen Patnaik is 'king', not 'sevak': Raghuvar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Wednesday dubbed his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik as a "king" and not a "sevak" of the people.

Odisha promulgates ordinance on land grabbing

Making land grabbing a "cognizable" offence, the state government has promulgated The Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Ordinance, 2015 with provision of imprisonment for one to seven years besides penalty against offenders.

BJD should clarify on understanding with BJP on CBI probe: CPI

Voicing concern over a perception that CBI probe into chitfund scam in Odisha had slowed down, the CPI on Wednesday said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should clarify if there was any tacit understanding between BJD and BJP in this regard.

Odisha to set up three more special courts for atrocity cases

 The Odisha govenrement on Friday said it has decided to set up three more special courts for trial of atocity cases against the mebers of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities.

Justice Waghela sworn-in as Odisha High Court chief justice

Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela was on Thursday sworn-in as the chief justice of the Odisha High Court by Governor SC Jamir in Cuttack.

Odisha govt to launch soon scheme for orphan and destitute

 As part of its commitments, Odisha government on Wednesday said it would soon launch the Biju Bal Bikas Yojana for the rehabilitation of the orphan and destitute children in the state.

Patnaik releases report on Climate Change Action Plan

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday released a report on the Odisha Government's Action Plan on climate change to be implemented in the next five years.

Naveen Patnaik directs expediting of 40000 vacancies

 With thousands of posts remaining vacant over the years in various state government departments, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued direction to expedite filling up of over 40,000 posts.

Odisha CM congratulates Jayalalithaa on assuming CM's office

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has greeted his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa on her assuming office for the fifth time.

Naveen Patnaik launches anti-corruption helpline, Facebook page

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a dedicated helpline number and a Facebook page to report allegations of corruption or give feedback to the vigilance department.

Odisha Congress attacks BJP, BJD over failure to provide good governance

 The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led central government and Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for failing to provide good governance in last one year.

Naveen Patnaik seeks self-appraisal of ministers

 Ahead of completing one year in the office during his fourth term as Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has sought self-appraisal of his all ministers.