Sajan Jindal-led JSW, which has expressed interest in investing Rs 50,000 crore to set up a 10 million tonne a year steel plant in Odisha, may set up the plant in the location earlier earmarked for the Posco plant. "Posco site is one of the possibilities. We are examining locations in different places including one...April 28, 2017
Odisha Board of Secondary Education has finally declared the Odisha BSE result 2017 on the official websites i.e. www.bseodisha.nic.in, orissaresults.nic.in and bse.odisha.nic.in Candidates willing to get the Odisha BSE Class 10 HSC results 2017 have to visit the official website and enter the required information in the blank space including roll number, registration number, date...April 26, 2017
Even 81 years after Odisha achieved their much-deserved identity on 1 April 1936, passions seem to not have dimmed as the Odiya community of Kolkata paid a glowing tribute to their motherland through the annual event, Vande Utkal Janani. It was organised by the Odias at Kolkata Welfare Association at the Science City Mini Auditorium....April 21, 2017
The 20th death anniversary of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik was observed in the state on Monday. Political leaders, cutting across party lines, and people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the leader on the occasion. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the son of Biju Patnaik, offered floral tributes to the legendary leader...April 17, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met the descendants of historical Paika Rebellion martyrs, who undertook an armed rebellion against the British rulers in Odisha in 1817. He felicitated the families of freedom fighters at Raj Bhawan here in presence of Governor SC Jamir. "Today, the history was recalled with pride. It is my honour...April 16, 2017
Enthused by its resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is quite confident that it would come to power in Odisha, where it has never been in a commanding position despite being an ally of the ruling coalition for nine years. The BJP, at its national executive meeting in Bhubaneswar, hoped that...April 15, 2017
Senior BJP leader and Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the party, which had done well in the recent rural elections in Odisha, would try to come to power in the state in the next election. "We will try to come to power in Odisha in 2019 (when assembly poll is due)," Naidu, who...April 15, 2017
After a prolonged legal battle and a court verdict in its favour, the Odisha government is set to renew the concession agreements (CAs) as well as expedite the land acquisition process for 10 minor ports along its coast. "As the Orissa High Court has disposed of the case pertaining to the non-major port projects, we...April 15, 2017
Seldom in the past, never in recent years, has the solemn occasion of Ram Navami ignited a communal flare-up as Odisha’s Bhadrak district bears witness. Palpable is the degeneration of matters religious. It was a riot situation for two days in Bhadrak, a communally sensitive belt even in the most normal of times. There is...April 14, 2017
Ahead of the BJP National Executive meeting, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said Odisha will be a laboratory for testing of the BJP-led central government's pro-poor policies. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha to thank the people for their unprecedented support to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the panchayat polls. The...April 14, 2017
The stage is set for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meeting here over the weekend, during which the party leadership is expected to strategise on further expanding its organisational base. During the April 15-16 meeting, the party would focus on expanding its base especially in states where its performance in the last Lok...April 13, 2017
In a bid to avoid closure of liquor shops in the state in the wake of a Supreme Court order, the Odisha government has renamed the state highways passing through cities and towns as 'urban roads'. The roads passing through the municipal corporations, municipalities, notified area councils and sub-divisional headquarters have been re-designated as "urban...April 13, 2017
With a gradual improvement in the situation in trouble-torn Bhadrak town in Odisha, the administration on Monday relaxed curfew for six hours even as social media platforms remained blocked. The curfew was relaxed initially from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and later till 2 p.m. to allow people to procure essential commodities, said Bhadrak District...April 10, 2017
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the Bhadrak communal violence was a small incident and that the government had initiated a probe into the matter. "Bhadrak communal violence was a small incident. The probe into the matter is on and things are under control," the chief minister has been quoted as saying by a...April 10, 2017
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said the upcoming Bharatiya Janata Party National Executive meeting in the state capital will have no impact on the people. "I don't think there will be any effect on Odisha," Patnaik, who is also the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President, told the media before leaving on a five-day...April 7, 2017
The Biju Janata Dal is going through a rough patch; the applecart has been rocked after 17 years at the helm in Odisha. It has been one jolt too many since February when the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the panchayat elections in a predominantly rural and poverty-stricken state. The party's strength in the quangos has...April 6, 2017
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector as an opportunity for Odisha, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on April 4 said the Centre will take steps to eradicate unemployment from the state by promoting small scale units and start ups.
“MSME sector has become a challenge as well as opportunity for Odisha. We will be working towards eradicating unemployment and creating Odisha a manufacturing hub,” the Union MSME minister said.
“This can only happen by promoting small scale industries and start up is the new buzz word for Odisha to focus on promoting new ideas,” Mishra said while addressing a session on four-day mega conclave and expo organised by Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI).
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, who was present on the occasion, said, “Odisha should come up with some policy where we can promote and set up MSME industries and factories in tribal areas.”April 5, 2017