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Haryana engineers oppose privatisation of power distribution

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Power Engineers Association has strongly opposed  the  ongoing process of privatisation of  power distribution companies  in Odisha.

Tiger found dead in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha's tiger re-introduction programme received a jolt as a three-year-old Royal Bengal Tiger brought from Madhya Pradesh died in the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district.

Odisha gets investment proposals worth Rs 3,900 cr in IT, electronics sector

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has secured investment proposals worth over Rs 3,900 crore in the electronics manufacturing, telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) sector during the ongoing investors' summit, a state Minister said here on Wednesday.

Hindalco to invest Rs 6,000 cr to set up downstream facilities

BHUBANESWAR: Hindalco Industries, the metals flagship of the Aditya Birla Group, plans to invest about Rs 6,000 crore to set up downstream facilities over the next four years, a top company official said here on Tuesday.

Odisha-bound train derails in Bengal

KOLKATA: A coach of a Puri-bound train derailed on Tuesday in West Bengal's East Midnapore district but no casualty or injury was reported, a railway official said.

Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi extends best wishes to Indian hockey squad selected for World Cup

CHANDIGARH: The Sports Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has extended his best wishes to the Indian squad announced today for the Hockey World Cup to commence this month. The 18 member squad announced today has Manpreet Singh as it's Captain. The World Cup (14th Edition) would be played at Bhubneshwar in Odisha from 28th November to 16th December, 2018. A total of 16 teams are taking part in the sporting extravaganza and Indian team is placed in Group 'C'. 

Donations stopped, Jagannath temple priest seeks Supreme Court permission to end his life

BHUBANESWAR: A priest of the Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri has written to the Chief Justice of India seeking permission to end his life, about four months after the Supreme Court suggested the abolition of hereditary rights of the servitors and ordered that no devotee should be forced to give offerings to them.

Air Odisha contract may be scrapped: Pradhan

BHUBANESWAR:  Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the contract of regional airline Air Odisha under the UDAN scheme is likely to be cancelled for discontinuing flight operations from Jharsuguda airport in Odisha.

Odisha launches early warning system

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister on Monday launched an early warning dissemination and mass message system to provide timely information on natural calamities to people in the state.

Centre proposes machine tools park in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR:  The Central government on Tuesday proposed to set up a dedicated park for machine tools in an area of about 500 acres in Odisha.

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra apologises for remarks against Odisha legislators

BHUBANESWAR: Security analyst and columnist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra appeared before a House Committee of the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday and tendered an unconditional apology for his derogatory remarks against the Sun Temple and comments on legislators.

For Congress, a departure from the ‘big brother’ approach

NEW DELHI: Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s remarks that the Congress has not declared Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is in tune with the party’s stand.

Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha rises to 52; damage put at Rs 2,200 crore

BHUBANESWAR: The number of deaths in cyclone Titli-hit Odisha increased to 52, and the state government more than doubled the compensation amount to the kin of the deceased, an official said on Wednesday.

Cyclone Titli toll in Odisha increases to 26

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll in the very severe cyclonic storm Titli and subsequent flooding in the state has increased to 26, while 57 lakh people have been affected.

Ensure adequate coal supplies to power plants: Goyal

BHUBANESWAR: Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday ensured full supply of coal to power plants across the country.

Cyclone Titli triggers flood-like situation in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Heavy rains triggered by the Titli severe cyclonic storm has caused flood-like situations in several districts of Odisha on Friday.

Cyclone Titli makes landfall in Odisha, crosses coast

BHUBANESWAR: Very severe cyclonic storm Titli which is being referred to as a Category 2 hurricane, made landfall in Odisha's Gopalpur on Thursday with surface winds reaching 126 kmph, the Met said. There has been no casualty yet.

Cabinet sanctions Rs 3,074 cr to set up 2 new IISERs

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 3,074 crore for the establishment of permanent campuses of two new Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati and Odisha's Berhampur cities

Odisha govt orders closure of schools, colleges for cyclone Titli

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Tuesday ordered the closure of all schools, colleges and Anganwadi centres till October 10-11 in four districts of the state as a precautionary measure against Cyclone Titli.

BrahMos scientist held on spying charge, 2 others raided in UP

NAGPUR: In a shocking development, a young scientist working with the BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL)'s missile research centre in Nagpur was arrested on Monday on alleged charges of spying for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI and other countries, informed sources said.

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