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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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The report states that the Orissa government has connived with Vedanta and violated the laws of the land.
In January, AES received a counter guarantee for the project from the Government of India, guaranteeing the obligations of the power purchaser, the Orissa State Electricity Board.
Balasore (Orissa), Dec 2 (ANI):India on Thursday successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the Orissa coast.
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], September 20 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a case against former Orissa High Court judge IM Quddusi and a private person in connection with the leakage of sensitive information relating to inspections, administrative decisions or action contemplated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) against some medical colleges.
Tenders are invited for Annual Maintenance Contract Of Operation, Management And Maintenance Of The Digital Cis Display Boards Installed In The High Court Of Orissa
3 February 2015 - Canadian travel management services provider Gemstone Logistics has entered into a binding agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Canada-based hotel management specialist Orissa Software, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 3, 2015-Gemstone to Acquire Hotel Software Company Orissa
35-year-old Tarun Kumar Acharya based in Bikrampur of Ganjam district in Orissa became the nation's first media casualty of the year, for writing on child labour.
The states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in the southeast were on high alert for what the weather office described as a "very severe cyclonic storm" due to make landfall Sunday.
WITH cyclonic storm, Hudhud likely to intensify into a " very severe" storm, Orissa government on Thursday scurried to ready its defences putting 21 teams of National Disaster Response Force ( NDRP) and Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force ( ODRAF) on high alert for rescue and relief operations.
Green Rider rickshaws of Orissa that cater especially to travellers.
New Delhi, March 17 -- High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam this week visited the State of Orissa now known as Odisha, with a view to exploring and reviving ancient links with Orissa region and Sri Lanka.