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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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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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Jagdish Tytler, others booked for Odisha rally violence


September 8th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik are among several people booked for the violence during the Congress rally here ... Read more...

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33 held for violence during Congress rally (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 33 people have been arrested in connection with the violence during a Congress rally in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar, police said Friday."We have arrested 33 ... 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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Several hurt as Odisha Congress protest turns violent (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) At least a hundred people, including protestors and several policemen, were injured when a Congress rally against the Naveen Patnaik-led government turned violent in the Odisha ... Read more...

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Several hurt as Odisha Congress protest turns violent


September 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) More than two dozen people, including protestors and several policemen, were injured when a Congress rally against the Naveen Patnaik-led government turned violent in the Odisha ... Read more...

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BJD to abstain in vice-presidential poll


August 5th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Sunday decided to abstain from voting in the vice presidential election Aug 7.Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik announced the ... Read more...

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Odisha protests cut in railway budgetary allocation


July 29th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Odisha Saturday protested the alleged reduction of Rs.186 crore in the budgetary allocation to different railway projects in the state.Describing it as a "step-motherly attitude" of ... Read more...

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Odisha objects to Andhra’s move on Polavaram project


July 24th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday objected to Andhra Pradesh floating tenders for the construction of multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in that state, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik raising ... Read more...

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Pranab hopeful of Mamata’s support (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, who was in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election, hoped ... Read more...

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Pranab in Odisha to seek support


July 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election to the high ... Read more...

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Odisha reviews safety of anganwadi buildings


July 11th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 10 IANS) Odisha Tuesday sought information from all districts on the safety of the buildings of the state-run anganwadi centres after seven minors were killed when a wall of ... Read more...

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Presidential poll divides left, right, centre


July 10th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The July 19 poll to elect India's 13th president has divided not only the ruling UPA but opposition blocks like the NDA and the ... Read more...

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Prakash Mishra appointed new Odisha police chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The Odisha government Tuesday appointed senior police officer Prakash Mishra as the state's new Director General of Police, shifting incumbent Manmohan Praharaj to the department of ... Read more...

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Congress, BJD trade charges over presidential election


July 1st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) The Congress party and Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Sunday engaged in a war of words here over the candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker ... Read more...

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A tribal should occupy Raisina Hill: Naveen Patnaik


June 21st, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) Welcoming the Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature in the presidential poll, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday ... Read more...

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Sangma is candidate of communal forces: NCP (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to support P.A. Sangma for the presidency, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described the former Lok ... Read more...

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Sangma’s daughter skips NCP meet


June 21st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Central minister Agatha Sangma, daughter of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma who quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to contest the presidential poll, ... Read more...

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Sangma is candidate of communal forces: NCP


June 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to support P.A. Sangma for the presidency, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described the former Speaker ... Read more...

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Sangma quits NCP, set to take on Pranab (Roundup)


June 20th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shillong, June 20 (IANS) In a dramatic development, former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Wednesday quit the NCP, saying he was hurt by his party's failure to back ... Read more...

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NDA fails to decide on presidential poll (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A meeting of the opposition National Democratic Alliance led by the BJP Sunday failed to arrive at a decision on its presidential poll candidate, ... Read more...

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NDA meet on presidential candidate begins in Delhi


June 17th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, the main opposition group in parliament, began here Sunday to decide upon supporting United ... Read more...

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BJP discusses Sangma, says aims bigger than presidential poll (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's nearly three-hour-long meeting on presidential polls ended inconclusively with leaders discussing the possibility of Backing P.A. Sangma but the party ... Read more...

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Divided BJP discusses option of backing Sangma


June 17th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's core committee Saturday weighed the options of backing P. Sangma for the post of president, even as a section within ... Read more...

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Pranab all set for Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appeared set to enter Rashtrapati Bhavan as the BJP remained undecided over the issue and even sections of the party-led National Democratic ... Read more...

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BJD to continue supporting Sangma for presidency (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the 13th presidential election has remained unchanged."Sangma ... Read more...

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Consensus growing in favour of Pranab (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appears to be set for Rashtrapati Bhavan as consensus was growing in sections of the NDA that, considering his political stature and ... Read more...

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BJD to continue supporting Sangma for presidency


June 16th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for 13th presidential election has remained unchanged."There has ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers


June 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Dissident leader upset but rules out split in BJD


May 30th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 30 (IANS) Grievances in Odisha's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) have increased but there are no plans for a split, senior leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra said Wednesday amid speculation that ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Jayalalithaa garners support for Sangma


May 20th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been speaking to leaders of various national and regional parties seeking their support for P.A. ... Read more...

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Patnaik seeks modifications in mining bill


May 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Describing some of the provisions in the proposed new mining bill as an encroachment of the rights of the states, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

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Mayawati silent on Sangma’s bid at presidency


May 19th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Saturday skirted a question on her party supporting the candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for ... Read more...

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