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(Placename) the former name (until 2011) of Odisha
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(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 ultras extended the deadline on Friday night following an appeal from the state government even as they exploded a landmine on a key road snapping links between Malkangiri district and rest of Orissa.
21 (ANI): Talks between Orissa Government and mediators, Professors Hargopal and R Someswar Rao to release Malkangiri District Collector R V Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi from the Maoists, will continue today.
Orissa suspends operations to secure bureaucrat's release
The meeting between the Orissa government and mediators Professor Hargopal and Professor Someswar Rao was earlier slated for last night, but it was postponed to Sunday as the latter failed to reach Bhubaneswar on time.
THE ENVIRONMENT ministry was guarded in its response to granting clearance to South Korea- based Posco to set up a steel plant in Orissa after a fourmember committee set up to look into the project was divided over the plant's future.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (ANI): The two professors (both from Andhra Pradesh), who were handpicked by the Maoists, to negotiate the release of Malkangiri District Collector R V Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi will hold discussions with the Orissa Government here on Saturday on the demands made by the ultras.
INTERNATIONAL human rights watchdog Amnesty International has asked India to urgently investigate the abduction of two tribal leaders, who were on their way to campaign against a bauxite mine project proposed by a subsidiary of the UK- based company Vedanta Resources and the Orissa Mining Corporation.
Summary: Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Acting on a directive of the Election Commission of India (ECI), a demonstration-cum-mock poll on the functioning of EVM-VVPAT was conducted in the premises of the Orissa High Court on Tuesday.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 3, 2015-Gemstone to Acquire Hotel Software Company Orissa