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Tag: Dhamra

Coastal Pollution: Odisha's Dhamra in top-5, Paradip in top-10

Bhubaneswar: Never ever try to live by the philosophy of US philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson – live in Sunshine, swim the sea and drink the wild air – in the coastal waters of Paradip and Dhamra in Odisha. Because, the coastal waters here are polluted to the core. The latest Water Quality Index has ‘hoisted’ […]

Rare whale shark illegally sold for Rs 7.49 lakh in Odisha

Bhadrak: A rare whale shark which was caught by fishermen in Odisha was allegedly sold illegally for Rs 7.49 lakh. The fish weighing over 1 quintal was caught on Tuesday near Dhamra jetty and it was reportedly sold to a Chennai-based businessman for a whopping Rs 7.49 lakh. As per reports, the fishing and sale […]

Youth beaten ruthlessly for stealing prawns in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: A youth’s hands and legs were tied with a rope and he was mercilessly thrashed by locals for allegedly stealing prawns from a villager’s pond at Bidyutprabha village under Dhamra area of Bhadrak district early morning today. The youth has been identified as Bhaskar Das of Nyaykandi area of the district. According to reports, […]

Steel Handling Dhamra Port
Odisha gives in-principle nod for airport at Dhamra

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for setting up an airport at Dhamra in Bhadrak district. The approval was accorded at a meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. The Adani Group had proposed to set up the airport at Dhamra Port for better air connectivity for the state. Padhi […]

12 non-major ports proposed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has given proposals for establishment of 12 non-major ports in the State, informed State Commerce Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu in the Odisha Assembly today. In a written reply, Sahu mentioned that a notification regarding the establishment of 12 non-major ports, including four in Balasore, two each in Ganjam, Bhadrak and Puri […]

India test fires Agni II missile off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: India test-fired its indigenously developed intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island at Dhamra port in Balasore. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 8.38 am, said a Defence Ministry official. The trial was conducted by the Strategic […]

Dhamra mishap: DPCL announces 20L ex-gratia to kin of dead labourers

Paradip: Authorities of the Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin of the three labourers who got killed after a coal heap caved in the stockyards here on Tuesday. The decision was taken at a review meeting held by the authorities in presence of […]

Dama flays chief secy for hailing IOCL over Dhamra gas project

Bhubaneswar: A day after the BJD attacked BJP for turning ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony of Dhamra LNG terminal into a mere political programme, Chief Secretary AP Padhi today praised Centre’s move  to a set up the mega project in the State. Agriculture minister Damodar Rout has criticised Padhi for this move. In a letter to IOCL […]

Congress alleges scam in shifting of LNG terminal to Dhamra, demands CBI probe

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Srikant Jena today alleged there was a big scam behind shifting the LNG terminal project from Paradip to Dhamra and giving major stake to a private company, and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. “The LNG Terminal project site was shifted to Dhamra, which was originally slated to be set […]

Dhamra LNG Terminal’s ‘Bhumi Pujan’ held amid BJP-BJD affray

Bhadrak:  Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today conducted the ‘Bhumi Pujan’ (ground-breaking ceremony) of LNG terminal at Dhamra here in presence of other BJP leaders including KV Singhdeo and Manmohan Samal. Addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone, Pradhan said the terminal will play a significant role in the development of eastern India. “Honourable Prime […]

Niti Aayog CEO meets Naveen over CEZ status to Paradip, Dhamra ports

Bhubaneswar: The Centre is mulling to establish three coastal economic zones (CEZs) across the country including one in Odisha which will come up in the combined area of the Paradip and Dhamra ports. In this regard Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant along with his team met the State government officials at the State Secretariat here […]

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Nuclear capable Agni-II ballistic missile test-fired

Dhamra: The indigenous Agni-II ballistic missile was test-fired from the launch pad no-4 of the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial at 10.23 am today. The medium-range ballistic missile test-fired today can collect more data on its striking capacity for which two warships with radars were deployed in the […]

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Odisha to ensure grounding of investment plans: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Overwhelmed over the total investment intent of over Rs 2 lakh crore received during the recently concluded ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the state government will take steps to ensure grounding of these investments. “I am particularly pleased that the proposed investments have the potential to generate 1.4 lakh […]

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Agni-I ballistic missile test-fired from ITR at Kalam Island

Balasore: India today successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700 km away, as part of a user trial by Army from a test range off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10.10 AM from launch pad-4 […]

Interceptor missile to be test fired today

Balasore: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will test fire an interceptor missile from Dhamra on Sunday. According to sources, the Prithvi missile will be fired from launch pad number-3. After the launch of Prithvi, an interceptor will be test fired targeting the missile, the reports added.