Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Barabati fiasco
Even as Ranchi gained at Cuttack’s loss, neither the Naveen led BJD government in Odisha nor the so called mighty cricket body of the State, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) dared challenge the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) which stripped Barabati Stadium of the Test playing venue status.
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Aditya Prasad Padhi appointed new Odisha Chief Secretary
Odisha government tonight named senior IAS officer Aditya Prasad Padhi as the new Chief Secretary in important bureaucratic reshuffle.
Mitigate adverse impact of drought: CM to officials
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the Project Directors, District Rural Development Authority and Block Development Officers to live up to the Government’s expectation for using MGNREGS as an instrument to mitigate the adverse effects of drought and reduce the financial distress on rural masses.
Naveen urges Jaitley to sanction Rs 399 cr Phailin relief dues
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to ensure release of Rs 399 crore due to the state on account of cyclone Phailin without further delay.
Central team to visit State to assess drought situation
An inter-departmental central team is likely to visit Odisha in the first half of December to assess drought situation in the state, an official said.
CM directs officials to expedite Rengali irrigation project
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed officials to expedite construction of the southern canal of Rengali irrigation project.
CM approves HLC’s proposal for two iron ore mines to go under hammer
As many as two iron ore mines will be put for auction by the State government soon. According to sources, the two blocks enlisted for auction in the first phase include Gohoraburhani-Sagasahi East and Jhumka-Pathiriposi blocks in Sundargarh district. The proposal to put up the mines for auction was today cleared by the High Level Committee (HLC) on mineral auction chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on November 23.
Congress to stay away from RS by-poll
A day after the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) announced the name of Narendra Kumar Swain as the party’s candidate for Rajya Sabha by-poll, State Congress today decided to refrain from the election.
IFAD lauds State’s tribal development initiatives
Initiatives undertaken for development of tribal community by the State government across Odisha, has been lauded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Mission.
Naveen for promoting Urdu, Sanskrit to uphold pluralistic cultural heritage
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said there was need to promote Urdu and Sanskrit to uphold their secular and pluralistic cultural heritage.
State clears super-speciality hospital at Jharsuguda
Odisha government today accorded in-principle approval for establishment of one super speciality cardiac care hospital on public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, officials said.

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