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India tests Agni-III


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday successfully tested its nuclear capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, defence ministry sources said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Odisha


September 20th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The opposition shutdown Thursday against the reforms rolled out by the central government crippled life in many parts of Odisha as passengers and commercials vehicles went ... Read more...

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Activist demands shutdown of Vedanta refinery in Odisha


September 18th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Social activist Prafulla Samantara Tuesday demanded scrapping of the Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) refinery in Odisha, accusing the company of pushing it illegally."The refinery should be ... Read more...

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Bold, daring acts to rule ‘India’s Got Talent’


September 14th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Be it singing, music, dance, puppetry or illusion, there has never been a limitation to the talent showcased at "India's Got Talent". The fourth season ... Read more...

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BJP is misleading country on coal issue: Congress


September 13th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) The Congress party Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "misleading the nation" on the issue of coal block allocation and stalling parliament to ... Read more...

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Odisha to implement public service act from Jan 2013


September 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Odisha will implement the right to public service act from Jan 1 next year to make the state administration accountable for providing certain services to citizens ... Read more...

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Security forces unearth Maoist arms dump in Odisha


September 11th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Security forces Tuesday stumbled upon a huge cache of arms and ammunition in a forested area of Odisha's Kandhamal district, police said.The arms and ammunition, which ... Read more...

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Congress shutdown hits life in Odisha


September 10th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Public transport was hit in Odisha Monday and trains stranded as the opposition Congress called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown to protest police excesses on its workers ... Read more...

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Argentina varsity to foster ties with Art of Living


September 7th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cordoba (Argentina), Sep 7 (IANS) Siglo 21 University, about 700 km from Buenos Aires, has tied up with Sri Sri University (SSU) of the Art of Living Foundation in India ... Read more...

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Congress calls for shutdown in Odisha


September 7th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 (IANS) Odisha's opposition Congress has called for a statewide shutdown Sep 10 to protest "police excesses" on its workers during a party rally here, a senior ... Read more...

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Vedanta plans to shut down Odisha refinery from December


September 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) Thursday informed the Odisha government its intention to shut down temporarily its alumina refinery from Dec 5 due to lack of ... Read more...

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Protest against irrigation project delay intensifies


August 31st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Odisha's Bolangir town Friday during a shutdown called by residents as they intensified their agitation seeking revival of an irrigation ... Read more...

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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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Lok Sabha passes bill for AIIMS-like institutes


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Amid slogans demanding the prime minister's resignation over coal block allocations, the Lok Sabha Thursday passed a bill to set up more AIIMS-like institutes ... Read more...

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India test-fires Prithvi-II missile


August 25th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) India Saturday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said.The surface-to-surface missile with a range of 350 km was ... Read more...

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Six killed as train hits auto-rickshaw


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least six people were killed when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw Friday in Odisha's Sambalpur district, police said.The incident occurred at an unmanned ... Read more...

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Expert team to submit report on Posco by October


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) An expert team reviewing the environmental impact assessment of Posco's proposed $12 billion steel plant in Odisha will submit its report by October, the team said ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists kill villager in Odisha


August 21st, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) Suspected Maoists Tuesday killed a villager in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.Sukra Khurami, 35, was found in a pool of blood on a road near his ... Read more...

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Resemblance has been an amazing fluke: Madonna’s lookalike


August 21st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Melissa Totten is enjoying being pop diva Madonna's lookalike, as it gives her the chance to travel across the globe."It (resemblance) has been an ... Read more...

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MoEF expert team visits Posco plant site in Odisha


August 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) A four-member expert team deputed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Tuesday visited the site of South Korean steel major Posco's proposed steel plant ... Read more...

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Melissa Totten wows Madonna fans (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 20 (IANS) She is Madonna's impersonator, but Melissa Totten created the same magic by singing and performing on the pop diva's hit numbers - "Papa don't preach" ... Read more...

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Hindus join Muslims in celebrating Eid in Odisha


August 20th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of peace and brotherhood Monday as Hindus in many parts of Odisha joined in Eid celebrations across the state.Hindu families visited the ... Read more...

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Odisha fishermen warned against going into sea


August 18th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Saturday alerted fishermen against venturing out into the sea as a low pressure area has been formed over the Bay Bengal.The low pressure ... Read more...

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Six injured in fire at HAL plant in Odisha


August 18th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured, some of them critically in a fire Saturday at the plant of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in Odisha's ... Read more...

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India’s aluminium demand to grow 7-8 per cent: NALCO


August 14th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) India's aluminium demand is expected to grow at 7-8 per cent annually, B.L. Bagra, chairman of the state-run National Aluminium Company (NALCO) said Tuesday."The demand in ... Read more...

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Patnaik for ‘constant’ price of fertilisers


August 14th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday asked the central government to maintain a constant price of fertilisers to protect the farmers from exploitation."There has been a ... Read more...

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Fence entire Bangladesh border, opposition says (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The BJP and some other opposition parties Wednesday demanded immediate steps to complete fencing on India's border with Bangladesh to check infiltration.Taking part in ... Read more...

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India may test fire Agni II missile Thursday


August 8th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) India may test fire its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile Thursday from a base in Odisha, official sources said Wednesday.The test is likely ... Read more...

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Fence entire Bangladesh border, opposition says


August 8th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The BJP and some other opposition parties Wednesday demanded immediate steps to complete fencing on India's border with Bangladesh to check illegal infiltration.Taking part ... Read more...

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Maoist camp destroyed in Odisha


August 8th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A Maoist camp was destroyed Tuesday and several arms and weapons were seized in a forested area of Odisha, police said.Based on a tip off provided ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Odisha residents return home after flood water recedes


August 6th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 (IANS) About 2,000 people who were taken to safer places a day ago due to overflowing of Hati river in Odisha's Kalahandi district returned home Monday as ... Read more...

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2,000 flood-hit people rescued in Odisha


August 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 2,000 people were taken to safer places after the Hati river in Odisha's Kalahandi district overflowed Sunday due to heavy rainfall during the ... Read more...

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Hotel fire kills three in Odisha


August 4th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Three people were killed and one was injured Saturday in a fire mishap in a small hotel in Barbil town of Odisha's Keonjhar district Saturday, about ... Read more...

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Four executives held for illegal money transfers in Odisha


August 4th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Four senior officials of a private financial management company in Odisha have been arrested for their involvement in illegal money circulation in the state, police said ... Read more...

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