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(Placename) the former name (until 2011) of Odisha


(ɔˈrɪs ə, oʊˈrɪs ə)

a state in E India. 31,659,736; 60,136 sq. mi. (155,752 sq. km). Cap.: Bhubaneswar.
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Noun1.Orissa - state in eastern India on the Bay of BengalOrissa - state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Seventy-five people have died of sunstroke in Orissa state since last month - 20 in the past three days - Sahu said.
Orissa -- Meanwhile, in the Indian state of Orissa, some Christians fled for their lives in February as Hindu fundamentalists stripped, molested, and shaved the heads of nine Christians, including seven women.
He pauses, looks around his home - the village of Tikipara, a mixed-caste village in the Indian state of Orissa, 30km east of the state capital Bhubaneswar, which only last month was hit by severe flooding, four years after a supercyclone destroyed the village in October 1999.
The account of the history and historiography of Orissan archaeology mentioned above is followed by a theoretical discussion on the use and usefulness of `New Archaeology' in file context of Orissa.
Over a million people are homeless after 160mph winds battered the eastern state of Orissa.
Following Obamas' first visit to India, a thirteen member WASITRAC delegation from the Washington State will visit Orissa for setting up long term bilateral trade relationship through sister port opportunities and higher education tie ups, leading to a future Sister-State relationship between the Washington State and Orissa.
form OSCOM site, Matikhalo in the District if Ganjam, Orissa to
The Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Orissa will be held on April 10 and 17.
New Delhi/Bhubaneshwar, Mar 30 ( ANI ): Environment Minister Jayanti Natrajan on Friday said that her ministry would do everything in their power to ensure the safety of the environment in the light of the National Green Tribunal's verdict to suspend the environment license of Korean steel gaint POSCO's 12 billion dollar steel project in Orissa.
The attack in the state of Orissa on Wednesday came as top officials met in New Delhi to try and devise a strategy to stamp out the worsening violence in a large swathe of the country left out of India's economic boom.
BHUBANESWAR, India -- Another bout of anti-church violence may be hitting the eastern Indian state of Orissa, according to Bishop Lucas Kerketta of Sambalpur, whose diocese on Orissa is predominately tribal, and other church leaders.
Bureaucracy and broken promises dog the poorest people in Orissa as they try to rebuild their broken lives.