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Odisha: State in Eastern India
Odisha (, ;, pronounced [oɽɪˈsaː] ; also formerly Orissa, is an Indian state located on the eastern coast of India. It neighbors the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has a coastline of 485 kilometres along the Bay of Bengal. It is the 8th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population. The state has the third largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India.

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Pro-CAA Shah rally in Odisha today, first since Delhi riots


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Leave not a matter of right: Odisha govt to college teachers

Cautioning teachers of all state-run and aided colleges against participating in any agitation by taking leave, the Odisha government has clarified that leave is not a matter of right.
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Some govts file appeal to seek ‘certificate of dismissal’, says SC

An SC bench of Justices Sanjay K Kaul and K M Joseph berated the Odisha government on Monday for filing an appeal after a delay of more than 400 days and that too against the concurrent ‘not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah to address pro-CAA meeting in Bhubaneswar

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a pro-CAA public meeting during his two-day visit to Odisha on February 28, said state BJP president Samir Mohanty on Sunday. Mohanty said Shah will address a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sitaram Yechury urges Naveen Patnaik not to allow NPR in Odisha

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday termed the National Population Register exercise as a precursor of the National Register of Citizens and urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik not to..
IndiaTimes - Published

NPR faces fresh hurdle, Odisha and Bihar against seeking parents’ information

After rejecting any NPR in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar asked the Centre to remove the new questions related to the date and place of birth of parents in the NPR updation form as “they would create..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maoist killed by villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district


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PM’s intervention fast-tracks Odisha railway project delayed for 25 years


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Eight coaches of Mumbai-Bhubaneswar LTT Express derail in Odisha, 40 injured

At least 40 people were said to be injured after the Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express derailed near Nergundi railway station in Cuttack on Thursday. Five of them are reported to..
DNA - Published

Odisha moves Centre demanding caste-based census


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Bharat Bandh: Protesters disrupt train services in West Bengal, Odisha

Protesters on Wednesday hit the road across the country as trade unions have called a 24-hour 'Bharat Bandh' (nationwide strike) to protest against economic policies of the central government that are..
DNA - Published

Odisha CM condemns JNU violence; seeks swift action

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Monday condemned the attack on students and teachers at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. The chief minister, who expressed shock over the incident, said..
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Odisha: IAS officer arrested in Bhubaneshwar for taking bribes

He was allegedly taking bribes to pass bills of the Odisha Government's Horticulture Department.
DNA - Published

Venkaiah Naidu's Odisha visit cancelled due to inclement weather

Naidu had arrived at Raipur in Chhattisgarh from Delhi on Thursday. He was scheduled to take a chopper from Raipur to Bolangir on Friday morning to inaugurate a new LPG bottling plant of BPCL, the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tribunal on Vansadhara river water sharing between Odisha and AP gets another extension as new Bill eluded Parliament

The Vansadhara Water Disputes Tribunal, constituted in February 2010 to resolve river water sharing dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, has got one-year extension. This extension is an immediate..
IndiaTimes - Published

DRDO successfully flight-tests Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile

The test was conducted in the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Orissa at 11:45 AM.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Upgraded version of Pinaka guided rocket system successfully test-fired from Odisha

The multi-barrel rocket launch system was launched from Pinaka launcher system in deployment configuration from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Odisha: Get a meal in exchange of half kilogram plastic waste

The facility will be available at all the state-government-run Aahar Centers in Bhubaneswar.
DNA - Published

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik says BJD won't support NRC in state, backs CAA

The minister also urged the groups in Odisha who are opposed to the new legislation to not create panic as the CAA will not have any effect on Indian Muslims.
DNA - Published

Do not support NRC, amended citizenship law not for Indians, says Naveen Patnaik

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the ruling BJD does not support NRC but had backed the amended citizenship law as the latter applies only to foreigners. He also appealed to the..
IndiaTimes - Published

DRDO successfully test-fires land, air versions of BrahMos supersonic missile

Targeting a ship, the land-missile was fired from an advanced indigenous seeker from launch pad-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Balasore off the coast of Odisha.
DNA - Published

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired from Odisha's Chandipur


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India conducts fresh night trial of Prithvi-2 missile

India on Tuesday successfully conducted another night trial of its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-2 missile as part of a user trial for the armed forces from a test range in Odisha..
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'They believe I'm a witch': Tragic story of Odisha woman born with 20 toes & 12 fingers; forced to stay indoors

Born with a rare 20 toes and 12 fingers Nayak Kumari, says that her neighbours believe that she is a witch.
DNA - Published

Haryana has half of country’s cleanest 10 districts, Odisha has 5 in bottom 10: Survey

More than 5 years after the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014, sanitation indicators under the programme point to sustained improvement in cleanliness across the country. But the findings of..
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Night-time testfiring of nuclear-capable Prithvi-II successfully conducted off Odisha coast

The entire launch activity was carried out by Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Army and monitored by DRDO scientists.
DNA - Published

Haryana has 5 of 10 cleanest districts; half of 10 dirtiest are from Odisha: Swachh rural survey


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Odisha govt booklet describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassination as 'accident' sparks row

CLP leader Narasingha Mishra said facts have been distorted in the booklet and the inaccuracies are too glaring.
DNA - Published

Cyclone Bulbul kills man in Kolkata, brings heavy rain to Odisha


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Cyclone 'Bulbul': Heavy rainfall lashes Odisha coast, Kolkata airport closed for 12 hours

The cyclone has uprooted hundreds of trees in various districts. The NDRF, ODRAF, police and fire personnel are engaged in clearing the roads of the uprooted trees in these areas.
DNA - Published

NDRF deploys 16 teams to deal with cyclonic situation in West Bengal, Odisha

Earlier on Friday, the IMD said that 'Cyclone Bulbul' formed over the Bay of Bengal has intensified and is set to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts. Following which the NDRF on Friday..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cabinet Secretary reviews preparedness to deal with Cyclone 'Bulbul'; Coast Guard, Navy deployed

Cyclone 'Bulbul' has intensified into 'Very Severe Cyclonic Storm' and is likely to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall over coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal on November 8 and 9, IMD has..
DNA - Published

Cyclone Bulbul to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh: IMD

"Cyclone Bulbul has intensified today. It will move towards West Bengal and Bangladesh. The wind speed would be around 10 kilometers per hour. Puri will also be going to receive rainfall today," said..
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Cash-strapped’ Congress spent Rs 820 crore on 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Notwithstanding its claims of being strapped for resources to take on a funds-rich BJP, Congress spent over Rs 820 crore on its campaign for the general elections to the Lok Sabha and assemblies of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone 'Bulbul': Heavy rainfall to lash Odisha, 15 districts on alert

The districts put on high alert are Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Puri, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Nuapada and Malkangiri.
DNA - Published

Low pressure likely to bring rain in coastal Odisha this week


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Fresh low pressure area formed, coastal Odisha likely to face rain


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Dozens of fire incidents reported across India on Diwali; 70 shops destroyed in Odisha's Sambalpur

As many as 214 fire-related calls were received from Saturday midnight until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
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Naveen Patnaik greets Odisha people on Diwali

He also advised the Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) and officers in the CMO to visit child care institutions and celebrate the festival of lights..
IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rain lashes Odisha, more downpour forecast for next 3 days

Heavy rain lashed parts of Odisha since Tuesday due to a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, disrupting normal life even as more downpour was forecast in the next three days. The low pressure area,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja 2019: Greetings, WhatsApp messages, Facebook posts

In the full-moon day, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped with much devotion across West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and some of the other states.
DNA - Published

Odisha: Pregnant woman dies on way to hospital after ambulance runs out of fuel

Chittaranjan Munda admitted her to the community health centre after she complained of labour pains last night.
DNA - Published

Nutrition surveillance system established in six states: NIN

The system has been developed by the institute on the directions of the government and established in Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
IndiaTimes - Published

India successfully tests air-to-air missile Astra

India's indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday. The Astra is capable of engaging targets of different..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha: Man fined Rs 6.5 lakh for old rules violation

The truck, registered in Nagaland, was fined by the enforcement team of the transport office in Sambalpur when the department found the vehicle violated multiple traffic rules
DNA - Published

New high in traffic penalties: Truck owner slapped with Rs 6.51 lakh fine in Odisha

Ever since higher penalties for traffic violations came into effect from September 1 after the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, the nation has erupted with reports of..
DNA - Published

Water released from Hirakud dam; low-lying areas of 5 districts submerged

After water level in the reservoir of the Hirakud dam rose considerably on Friday, excess water was released from it leading to inundation of low-lying areas in five districts of Odisha, officials..
IndiaTimes - Published

After Gujarat, Uttarakhand reduces traffic fines, more may follow

Most of the states are considering notifying lesser fines for traffic offences than the stiff penalties in the amended Motor Vehicles Act, barely a day after the Gujarat announced reductions between 25..
IndiaTimes - Published

In a 1st, Odisha tribal woman becomes pilot

A 27-year-old tribal woman from Odisha’s Maoist-hit Malkangiri district has become the first pilot from the region to fly a commercial plane. Anupriya Lakra, daughter of a police constable, always..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha: Tribal girl set to become first pilot from Maoist-hit Red Zone Malangiri

I believe I can fly. It was a statement that's just a motivation phrase for most people for Anupriya Lakra from Odisha's Maoist-hit Malangiri district, it was a life goal
DNA - Published

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