Hostage crisis: Odisha CM holds emergency meet

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday presided over an emergency meeting on the ongoing hostage crises in the state.

Cong moves privilege notice against Orissa CM

Congress accused Orissa govt of misleading Assembly by providing wrong information on utilisation of central funds under police modernisation scheme.

Orissa CM smells nexus between Centre, mine owners

Suspecting a "nexus" between rich mine owners and UPA govt at Centre, Naveen Patnaik asked Cong MLAs to stop "shedding crocodile tears" over welfare of the state.

`Loss of wildlife habitats should be made up`

Orissa CM said there should be livelihood opportunities for local people while managing forests, sanctuaries and national parks.

RS horse-trading row: Naveen to wait for report

Orissa CM said he would wait for a report of the police investigation into the FIR by the state government.

Orissa CM`s claim fails to convince disgruntled leaders

Disgruntled party leaders claim that the real power centre lies elsewhere.

Orissa CM demands special category status, region specific plan

Though the state government had been giving special attention to the poverty stricken KBK (Kalahandi-Bolangir-
Koraput) region, Naveen Patnaik said those were not sufficient to remove regional disparity.

Police Inspector killed in Orissa ahead of CM’s visit

The in-charge of a
police station in Orissa`s Ganjam district was shot dead by
unidentified assailants, ahead of Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik`s scheduled visit to the area, police said on Saturday.

132 convicted in Kandhamal riot cases: Naveen

At least 132 persons had so
far been convicted in different cases related to 2008 communal
violence in Orissa`s Kandhamal district, Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik said today.

Orissa CM for more security-related budget to tackle Naxals

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik today demanded enhancing the security-related
expenditure (SRE) budget for the state during the current
fiscal to tackle the Naxal menace.

ASI hostage case: Orissa CM mum on Naxals’ demand to release cadres

Even four days after a police
man was taken hostage by Maoists, Orissa government appears to
be in no mood to release 68 `red rebels` as demanded by the
ultras for the safe release of the official.

Media persons urge CM to take action against police

Media persons Tuesday urged Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik to take stern action against the concerned police officials allegedly involved in misbehaving with reporters while discharging their duties at Bangamunda near here yesterday.

CM announces Rs 8 lakh ex-gratia to kin of slain personnel

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs eight lakh and an
insurance sum of Rs ten lakh to the kin of those security
personnel killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists.

Congress moves privilege motion against Orissa CM

The opposition Congress on Wednesday
moved a privilege motion against the Orissa chief minister,
parliamentary affairs minister and government chief whip.

Orissa CM, Governor stay away from meeting Dalai Lama

Even as Orissa Governor M C
Bhandare and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stayed away from
meeting the Dalai Lama, a number of ministers and Speaker of
the Orissa Assembly met the Tibetan spiritual leader.

Orissa CM Patnaik seeks people`s help to fight corruption

In the back drop of the multi
core rupees mining scam in Orissa, Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik on Saturday asked the common man to come forward in exposing
the corrupt persons.

Orissa CM accuses BJP of politicizing alleged mining scam

The Orissa government
accused the BJP and other Opposition parties of trying to
derive political mileage over the alleged mining scam in
Keonjhar district.

Orissa CM Patnaik asks Maoists to shun violence

Describing the Maoist insurgency as the biggest challenge facing the state and the country, Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik, in his Independence Day speech Saturday, urged the rebels to shun violence and return to the mainstream.