NHRC notice to Odisha government on expired medicines

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action-taken report from Odisha government on the reports that low-quality and time-expired medicines were administered to patients in the state, a petitioner said Wednesday.

Puri Sankaracharya criticises Odisha government

Puri Sankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati Saturday criticised the Odisha government for its alleged interference in religious matters.

Maoists send letter to Odisha government

After disrupting polling in 15 places during first phase of Lok Sabha elections, Maoists have sent a letter to the Odisha government through polling officials demanding that operations against them be halted.

Odisha starts attaching chit fund group`s properties

Odisha Monday started the process of confiscating properties of scam-tainted chit fund companies in the state to compensate duped investors.

Odisha to waive exam fees in cyclone and flood hit areas

Odisha government has decided to waive the examination fees for Class IX and X in the cyclone and flood affected areas in the state.

Odisha designates 4 ADJs to deal with chit-fund cases

In a bid to expedite the process of attaching properties of ponzi scheme companies, Odisha government said four ADJs have been appointed as designated courts for the purpose.

Odisha tourism badly hit post Phailin

Cyclone Phailin and the subsequent flooding that hit Odisha last week have left its tourism sector devastated with large-scale cancellations by domestic and foreign tourists, industry stakeholders said.

Odisha seeks Rs 1523 crore for relief and restoration work

The demand was made by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Naveen seeks donations for cyclone and flood affected

Hit by Cyclone Phailin and floods, the Odisha government on Wednesday appealed for donations for the affected people.

NHRC issues notice to Odisha on coal dump yard mishap

NHRC has issued notice to Odisha govt seeking a reply within four weeks on an application calling for an inquiry into the Kulda mine dump yard mishap.

Odisha to recruit 11,025 policemen, raise 2 battalions

Odisha government is recruiting 11,025 police personnel for raising two battalions for deployment in areas hit by Maoists and industrial security.

Odisha announces Rs 300 crore corpus for chit fund victims

The Odisha government announced Tuesday that it would create a corpus fund of Rs.300 crore to help chit fund victims in the state.

Odisha govt orders probe into functioning of 15 co-op bodies

The Odisha government today ordered a probe into the functioning of 15 multi-state cooperative organisations allegedly running illegal money circulation and other business in different states, official sources said.

Odisha govt to order judicial probe into chitfund scam

Odisha govt decided to appoint a judicial commission to inquire into the frauds committed by ponzi scam companies and the role of influential persons.

Odisha tribal, Dalit students to get laptops

Odisha government is likely to handover free laptops with data cards to meritorious tribal and Dalit students within the next 60 days.

CAG raps Odisha govt for arbitrary land allotment

The Comptroller and Auditor General has rapped the Odisha government headed by Naveen Patnaik for allotting valuable land here without any proper policy for the past 12 years.

`Odisha`s coalblock re-allocation demand depends on committee`

Union Coal Minister said only a high level committee takes decision on re-allocation of certain coal blocks earlier given to the state PSUS.

World Bank offers support for Odisha`s mineral sector

Asking Odisha government to identify a mineral resource corridor in the state, a World Bank delegation offered to provide technical assistance.

Odisha identifies 111 mining companies violating green norms

After imposing penalty of about Rs 75,000 crore against 104 mining companies, Odisha govt has identified 111 mines violating environment laws.

SC notice to Centre, Odisha on coal block allocations in 2003

SC sought the stands of the Centre and the Odisha government on allegations that authorities had indulged in corruption in giving a coal block.