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Bhubaneswar airport to be made international soon


September 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A new terminal at the Bhubaneswar airport is expected to be commissioned by December this year and the airport will be upgraded to international status ... 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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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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Minor tied to tree, tonsured for stealing Rs.30


September 10th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A 15-year-old boy was tied to a tree, thrashed and tonsured by a group of people in Odisha in full public view. His offence was that ... Read more...

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Ruined monuments inspire Ramam’s debut jewellery line (With Images)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) She is known as textile revivalist and now Anuradha Ramam ventures into silver jewellery designing and says her first ever collection is inspired by ruined ... Read more...

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Punjab win Junior National Hockey Championship


September 9th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Punjab defeated Odisha 4-3 to win the Hockey India Junior Men National Championship at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Sunday.Punjab took lead in the 10th ... 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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Six turtles seized from Odisha hospital pool, one held


September 5th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) Forest officials seized six fresh water turtles from the premises of a private hospital in Odisha and arrested one person for illegally confining the amphibians, an ... Read more...

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Tiger skin seized in Odisha, 4 held


September 4th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) At least four people were arrested from a hotel in Odisha after a skin of an adult tiger was found in their possession, officials said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Vedanta against bauxite export


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium maker, has asked the central government to discourage export of bauxite from the country as the domestic aluminium industry is struggling ... Read more...

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Six Odisha coal mines closed


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) Six coal mines were ordered closed in Odisha as they were operating without forest clearances, an official said Sunday.One open cast mine and five underground mines ... Read more...

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BSF trooper killed in Odisha mine blast (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured Saturday in a land mine blast triggered by Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said.The ... Read more...

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BSF trooper hurt in Odisha mine blast


September 1st, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was injured Saturday in a land mine blast triggered by Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said.The incident occurred in ... 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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Ansuman Das takes over as NALCO chairman


August 30th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) Ansuman Das, commercial director of state-run National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has been given additional charge of the chairman-cum-managing director of the company, the aluminium producer said ... Read more...

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Villagers seek allocation of bauxite for Vedanta plant


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) About 2,000 villagers Wednesday staged demonstration in Odisha's Kalahandi district, demanding allocation of bauxite to the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the region, ... Read more...

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Shree Ganesh’s solar projects in UP, Bihar likely by Oct


August 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) City-based jewellery maker Shree Ganesh Jewellery House (SGJHL), which had earlier forayed into solar power business, Friday said it was hopeful of commissioning its proposed solar ... Read more...

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13 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw in Odisha (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 13 people, mostly women, were killed and four critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police ... Read more...

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12 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 12 women were killed and five critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police said.The incident ... 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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Patnaik rejects centre’s claim on coal bidding


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said his state had been seeking auction-based bidding for allocation of mineral resources including coal.Patnaik's statement came a day ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to intensity anti-mineral smuggling drive


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha and its neighbouring state of Jharkhand have said that they will jointly intensify crackdown against the mineral smuggling across their borders.Speaking to reporters after ... 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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Odisha expects to achieve Kharif paddy production target


August 20th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Odisha is hopeful of achieving its target of about nine million tonnes of paddy production for the Kharif season despite low sowing due to erratic rainfall ... 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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Two elephants killed by train in Odisha, driver held


August 16th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Two elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding goods train in Odisha's Keonjhar district, officials said Thursday. The driver of the train has been ... Read more...

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Maoists kill home guard in Odisha ahead of I-Day


August 14th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Maoists killed a home guard attached to a police station in Odisha ahead of Independence Day, official said Tuesday.A group of 10-15 rebels dragged 42-year-old Narayan ... Read more...

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Odisha cop killed, four injured in mob attack


August 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) A police officer was killed and four others were injured after a mob attacked them in a village in Odisha's Sundergarh district where they had gone ... Read more...

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Man hurls shoe at judge in Odisha courtroom


August 9th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Upset that police had taken no action on his complaint that has family was being harassed, a man facing trial on charges of dacoity hurled a ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... 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 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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