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Bihar faces urea shortage, seeks help


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to provide urea to overcome a serious shortage, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.The chief minister said he had written ... Read more...

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Odisha minister’s effigies burnt over exam results leak (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) The effigies of Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Pratap Jena were burnt by students and activists Thursday, protesting the leak of state board Class ... Read more...

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Heat wave: Summer vacation extended in Odisha schools


June 16th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) The Odisha government Saturday announced the extension of the summer vacation in schools by a week in view of an unabated heat wave sweeping the state ... Read more...

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Odisha offers to withdraw cases as hostage crisis worsens (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) With the hostage crisis worsening and a day to go before the deadline set by the Maoists lapses, Odisha Tuesday offered to withdraw cases against people ... Read more...

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Woman delivers on road in Odisha, NHRC issues notice


April 12th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the chief secretary of Odisha taking suo motu cognizance of a media report saying that a ... Read more...

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50,000 endangered turtles nest in Odisha’s Rushikulya beach


March 1st, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) The much-awaited mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles have commenced in Odisha, with at least 50,000 of them laying their eggs at the Rushikulya ... Read more...

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India revises 2010-11 economic growth down to 8.4 percent


January 31st, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday revised economic growth for 2010-11 down to 8.4 percent from the earlier estimate of 8.5 percent. "The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ... Read more...

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India revises down economic growth to 8.4 percent for 2010-11


January 31st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India's economic growth has been revised down to 8.4 percent for 2010-11 from the earlier estimate of 8.5 percent, official data showed Tuesday."The Gross Domestic ... Read more...

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No plan to increase urea price: Fertiliser minister


January 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian government Monday spiked newspaper reports that it was seeking to increase by 40 percent the prices of urea, the most widely used soil ... Read more...

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Odisha shifts top official over Posco clashes


December 16th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Odisha Friday shifted a top official over the clashes near the Posco site in which one person was killed.Priyabrat Patnaik was transferred from the post ... Read more...

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Concerned over possible hike in medicine prices: Jena


November 29th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government Tuesday expressed its concern over a likely increase in prices of medicines by international companies which are eyeing Indian firms after being allowed ... Read more...

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Orissa erupts in joy, celebrate Anna’s victory


August 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in several parts of Orissa Sunday with people bursting crackers, breaking into impromptu jigs and distributing sweets to mark Anna Hazare breaking ... Read more...

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Anna’s supporters fasting for 10 days in Orissa


August 25th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) The hunger strike by 15 people in Orissa in support of social activist Anna Hazare's demand for a stronger anti-corruption bill entered the 10th day Thursday, ... Read more...

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Delays in infra projects raises costs 23 percent: Government (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government Friday said 251 central projects - most of them in the infrastructure sector - have missed their deadlines, resulting in an anticipated cost-overrun ... Read more...

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‘251 delayed projects to cost 23.45 percent more’


August 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government Friday said 251 central projects have missed their deadlines, resulting in an anticipated cost-overrun of 23.45 percent of Rs.369,361.6 crore on implementing ... Read more...

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Public projects worth over Rs.300,000 crore delayed


August 11th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Over 250 central projects worth Rs.369,361.6 crore have been delayed due to non-availability of land, paucity of funds, delay in supplies from vendors, and problems ... Read more...

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Economic census planned to assess reforms


August 4th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government Thursday said it plans to carry out an economic census next year to assess the impact of economic reforms on various industries and ... Read more...

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Cabinet rejig: Patnaik sore over no Orissa face


July 12th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 12 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik criticised the Congress-led central government for not appointing anyone from the state as a cabinet minister in Tuesday's ministerial reshuffle."It is ... Read more...

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Four Maoists granted bail in Orissa


March 4th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 4 (IANS) Four Maoists including three women, whose release was sought by rebels during the hostage crisis in Orissa last month, got conditional bail Friday from the state ... Read more...

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Snake slithers into school bag in Orissa


February 14th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) A three feet long poisonous snake found in the school bag of a class five student in Orissa triggered panic in the school campus, the boy's father said ... Read more...

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Orissa lawmaker held for criminal activities


February 8th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) A Congress legislator was arrested Tuesday in Orissa for criminal activities including terrorising people and attacking police, an official said.Police arrested Ramesh Jena from Brahmagiri area of Puri ... Read more...

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Six criminals held from Orissa lawmaker’s house


February 1st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) Six criminals were arrested Tuesday from the house of a Congress legislator here, police said. Based on a tip-off, police raided the flat of Ramesh Jena in an ... Read more...

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Orissa allows six iron ore mines to resume operations


January 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Orissa Monday allowed six iron ore mines to resume operations after their operators submitted documents to show that their mining activities were legal, an official said.The permission to ... Read more...

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Orissa holds up permission to operate 23 mines


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Orissa has held up permission to operate 23 iron ore mines in its mineral rich Keonjhar district as the operators are yet to submit documents to show that ... Read more...

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German Pensioner Bricks Himself into His Own Cellar


November 27th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police are investigating the case of a German pensioner who sealed himself into his cellar, and then bursting through his neighbor's wall to escape.According to a report from ... Read more...

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BJP activists burn effigies of Patnaik over Vedanta issue


November 17th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday took out a procession in Orissa and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, seeking his resignation ... Read more...

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President Patil stresses on growth of chemical industry


October 28th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 28 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday stressed that the growth of the chemical industry should come with greater realisation of an increased attention towards safety, health and environmental ... Read more...

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Orissa plans colour code for schools


September 28th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 (IANS) Orissa is considering a colour code for all state-run school buildings, a minister said Tuesday. "We are planning to implement a colour code for all school buildings in a ... Read more...

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Security beefed up at Kandhamal ashram after threats


August 21st, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Security has been beefed up at an ashram in Orissa's communally sensitive Kandhamal district after inmates complained they had received death threats, police said Friday. Kabi Chandra Nath, the ... Read more...

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Government moots cess on plastic usage


August 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government is mulling levying a cess on plastic usage at the rate of 0.5 percent of the manufacturing or import price of the material to set ... Read more...

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Oriya film with Maoist theme released amid protests (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 50 activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were arrested here Thursday for disrupting the screening of Oriya film "Swayamsidha", which has a Maoist theme. ... Read more...

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50 held for protesting movie with Maoist theme


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) At least 50 activists of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were arrested Thursday in the Orissa capital for disrupting the screening of an Oriya film with ... Read more...

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Alagiri answers first question in Lok Sabha


August 5th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister M.K. Alagiri, who is not fluent in Hindi and English, answered a question in the Lok Sabha Thursday for the first time after ... Read more...

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Crafton family back on land after spending 7 years at sea


August 5th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Crafton family is back on land after spending around 7 years sailing in the sea. The 5-member Crafton family consists of Tom Crafton and his wife ... Read more...

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Prior price approval mandatory for scheduled drugs


July 30th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government has referred 39 cases to state drug controllers to prosecute firms selling scheduled drugs without securing the mandatory approval of their prices, Minister of State ... Read more...

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