Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday said that it was ready for any probe by the Centre into alleged diversion of funds and non-implementation of rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA in the state.

This was stated by panchayati raj minister Prafulla Samal while reacting to the Supreme Court's direction for a Central probe into irregularities in the rural job guarantee scheme in the

Bhubaneswar: Terming the package announced by the Odisha government for farmers for crop damage due to untimely rains as negligible and unacceptable, the State Congress on Sunday demanded substantial hike in final compensation, free inputs for rabi crops and waiver of farm loan.
The state government is insensitive though about 90 per cent paddy was destroyed due to unseasonal rains that took plac

Bhubaneswar: The state BJP unit on Sunday alleged that the missing of an important file from mines department was a nothing but a cover up the illegalities committed by officials and others in the multi-crore mining scam.

The missing story of the file containing valuable information relating to the scam is simply a ploy to hide illegal acts and violation of rules by officials while favouring ce

Berhampur: With farmers agitating in several parts of Odisha to press for adequate compensation to crop damage due to unseasonal rains, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that an assistance package would be announced for them soon.

The state government will soon come out with a package to assist the affected farmers, he said during a visit to affected villages in Ganjam district.


Bhubaneswar: The State Police on Tuesday began investigation into the incident of an important file relating to the multi-crore mining scam going missing from the State Secretariat.

A police team from the Capital Police Station recorded statement of D S Jena, an under secretary-rank officer in the department of steel and mines.

The missing file had been in the custody of Jena, police said.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday approved a proposal for irrigating about 26,248 hectare under drought-prone Koksara block in Kalahandi district by drawing water through pumps from the Indravati reservoir.

Under the project, a pump house would be set up near the Hati barrage of Indravati river from where water would be drawn by pipes and released in a canal and then to agricultura

Bhubaneswar: Indicating that the Odisha government might challenge the high court judgement on Vedanta University in the Supreme Court, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday claimed that there was no violation of law during land acquisition for the proposed project in Puri district.

The period of challenging the order of the high court has not yet expired.

Balasore: India on Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile, with a range of 700 kms, as part of the Army's user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island off the state coast.

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test fired from a rail mobile launcher at about 1010 hours from la

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday set the four factors of employment, development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), capacity-building and meaningful corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as must-do for industries planning to operate in the state.

Inaugurating the five-day Enterprise Odisha 2010, the 15th edition of the flagship annual event of the Odi

The fate of South Korean giant Posco's Rs 54,000 crore integrated steel plant in Odisha hangs in balance with a green panel on Friday recommending to the Environment Ministry to temporarily reject the nod given to the project citing alleged infringement of Forest Rights Act.

However, when contacted, Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh said that he was not aware of such suggestions from the