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Mild tremor felt in parts of Odisha


August 31st, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) An earthquake of low intensity measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of Odisha Friday, an official said. No loss of life or ... Read more...

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JSPL begins commercial production at Odisha plant


August 28th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Tuesday began commercial production at its wide plate mill in Odisha, a senior company official said.The two million tonne per ... Read more...

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Grid failure hits NALCO power units in Odisha


August 1st, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Two units of the captive power plant of the state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) in Odisha collapsed Tuesday due to the failure of Eastern Grid, ... Read more...

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Mercury soars in Odisha, Titilagarh records 44.5 C


May 15th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A heat wave sweeping across Odisha intensified Tuesday with maximum temperature rising to over 44 degrees Celsius at some places, Meteorological Department officials said.Titilagarh town in ... Read more...

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Bird flu: 7,000 fowls culled in Bhubaneswar


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) About 7,000 fowls were culled Sunday in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case was detected in a government-run institution, an official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Culling of birds planned in Bhubaneswar (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha Saturday decided to cull poultry in parts of its capital city Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu case surfaces in Bhubaneswar


February 4th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha has banned the movement of poultry and related products from an area in the capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, ... Read more...

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NALCO launches new aluminium product


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has added another product to its portfolio with the launch of aluminium chequered sheets, the company said Friday.NALCO's smelter at ... Read more...

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NALCO to import two lakh tonnes coal


October 21st, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) Friday placed an order with a government agency to import two lakh tonnes of coal to meet shortfall, an ... Read more...

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NALCO continues output cut as coal supply stays thin


October 20th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd continued to cut its daily aluminium output by ten percent because of the prevailing coal crisis, a senior company official ... Read more...

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Strike hits Coal India mines in Orissa


October 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) The operations of state-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) in Orissa were hit Monday by a one-day strike called by its major workers' unions, an official ... Read more...

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Four held, drugs worth Rs.1.39 crore seized


October 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Four people were arrested and drugs worth Rs.1.39 crore seized in three different incidents in east and south Delhi, an official said Saturday.Hanif Salman, 24, ... Read more...

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Relief efforts intensified as Orissa floods worsen


September 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Orissa intensified relief efforts Sunday as a fresh round of floods, triggered by heavy rains, left 17 people dead and inundated more than 3,000 villages in ... Read more...

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Employees seek end to coal crisis at NALCO plant


September 16th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 (IANS) Employees of state-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) - India's third largest aluminium producer - urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday to intervene in the ... Read more...

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Coal shortage forces NALCO to cut aluminium production


September 10th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A shortage of coal has forced state-owned National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) to cut its daily aluminium production by about 78 tonnes, an official said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Dengue, labour strike hit Mahanadi Coalfields output


September 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of state-run Coal India, said Thursday its output fell by 1.3 million tonnes in August compared to a year ago, ... Read more...

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Government allows NALCO to mine coal


August 21st, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) The union coal ministry has permitted the National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) to mine a coal block in Orissa, the state-run undertaking said Sunday.The allocation was ... Read more...

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Mercury crosses 43 degrees in Orissa


May 5th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) Orissa continued to swelter Wednesday, with the district headquarters town of Sonepur recording a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius, the day's highest in the state, ... Read more...

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NALCO to set up pilot project on managing carbon


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) Monday said a pilot project on carbon sequestration will be implemented at its captive power plant at Angul in Orissa.Sidhanta ... Read more...

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Green lobby opposes opening up forests for mining


March 16th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With over a week left for group of ministers (GoM) on forests to decide on "go, no-go" areas for mining, environmentalists Wednesday appealed to ... Read more...

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NALCO signs agreement with mines ministry


March 16th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the union mines ministry for the financial year 2011-12, the company said. ... Read more...

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Coal supply disruption shuts power units, hits NALCO plant


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Coal supply disruption triggered by an agitation in Orissa's Angul district has led to shutting down of units of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and may force ... Read more...

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NASL bags euro 20 mn order from Nalco


January 8th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) NTPC ALSTOM Power Services Pvt Ltd (NASL) Saturday said it has bagged an order worth euro 20 million from the National Aluminium Company (Nalco)."NASL, a joint venture company ... Read more...

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Four students hurt in Orissa school blast


December 18th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) Four students, including two girls, were critically injured Saturday morning in a blast in their school in Orissa's Angul district, police said.The blast took place at the Medium ... Read more...

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Jindal steel’s reply to environment notice by Dec 22


December 15th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday granted an extension of two weeks to Jindal Steel and Power Limited for replying to its show cause notice for revoking environment clearance ... Read more...

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Jindal steel plant in Orissa gets green notice


November 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday issued a show cause notice for revoking environment clearance to Jindal steel and power plant in Angul in Orissa for violating green laws.The ... Read more...

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NALCO metal production up by 6.8 per cent


October 6th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6 (IANS) Metal production of state-owned National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) in the first half (April to September) of this fiscal has increased by 6.8 per cent as compared to ... Read more...

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Using algae to trap carbon dioxide, Orissa show how


September 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The green slimy algae can play a major role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and cleaning industry-polluted air. The Orissa government is launching ... Read more...

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NALCO floats tender to buy two lakh tonne coal


July 31st, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) The state-owned National Aluminium Co. Ltd. (NALCO) has floated a tender to buy 200,000 tonnes washed coal for its captive power plant in Orissa's Angul town, a company ... Read more...

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Tricolour hoisted on 101-foot high flagpole in Gurgaon


July 11th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 11 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday hoisted the tricolour on a 101-foot high flagpole, a venture of the Flag Foundation of India (FFI) of Lok Sabha MP ... Read more...

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Heat wave forces Orissa to close schools


April 17th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) With the mercury hovering around 44 degrees Celsius in many parts of Orissa for over two weeks, the state government Saturday ordered closure of all government and private ... Read more...

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Heat wave sweeps across Orissa, two killed


March 29th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) At least two people were killed in the heat wave sweeping Orissa with the maximum temperature at several places crossing 40 degrees Celsius, an official said Monday. "At least ... Read more...

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Temperature dips in Orissa


March 26th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) After reeling under a heat wave for more than a fortnight, Orissa residents had a welcome respite Friday as temperatures dropped appreciably, an official said. "The mercury dropped by ... Read more...

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Nalco targets to produce 4.6 lakh tonnes of aluminium


March 12th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 12 (IANS) State-owned National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO) has set a target of producing 4.6 lakh tonnes of aluminium and 16.58 lakh tonnes of alumina in the 2010-11 financial year. NALCO, ... Read more...

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Temperature crosses 39 degrees in Orissa district


March 6th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) It's still early March, but Angul district in Orissa is reeling under scorching heat as the temperature crossed 39 degrees Celsius in its industrial belt, officials said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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