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Nuakhai celebrated in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 : People in Odisha Saturday celebrated the agricultural festival Nuakhai with enthusiasm, offering the first harvest of the season to god.
Heavy rain forecast in Odisha, trains affected
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 : Widespread and heavy to very heavy rain is likely in Odisha over the next two days, the weatherman said here Friday, prompting the railways to terminate some trains midway.
NHRC notices to UP, West Bengal, Odisha governments over recurring ...
New Delhi, Aug 28 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report about recurring cases of Japanese encephalitis year after year and lack of preventive steps in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha.
Odisha CM launches Rourkela-Jagdalpur road project
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday launched the 656-km long expressway project that will provide better connectivity between Rourkela in the state and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.
NHRC notice to three states over encephalitis
New Delhi, Aug 28 : The NHRC Thursday issued notice to the governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha over recurrence of Japanese encephalitis, blaming their lackadaisical attitude towards curbing the disease.
Children forced to carry corpses, panel orders probe
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 : A rights panel has ordered Odisha to conduct a probe into allegations that two homeless children carried corpses from railway tracks and dissected them for doctors, an official said Thursday.
Centre considering Posco mining project favourably: Minister
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 : Union Mines and Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday said the central government is considering the mining project of South Korean steel major Posco in Odisha with positivity.
NHRC notice to Odisha government on expired medicines
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action-taken report from Odisha government on the reports that low-quality and time-expired medicines were administered to patients in the state, a petitioner said Wednesday.
BJP demands CBI probe into Odisha land scam
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 : The BJP Tuesday staged a demonstration here demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged multi-crore land scam in Odisha.
Strike for Kosala state hits life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 : Normal life was disrupted in many parts of western Odisha Tuesday due to a 12-hour shutdown called by Kosala Rajya Samanwaya Samiti demanding a separate Kosala state, police said.
Adani Group plans to invest $2 bn in Odisha power plant
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : Gautam Adani plans to invest $2 billion to build a 2,500 megawatt power plant in Odisha.
Adani group plans power plant in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : The Gujarat-based Adani Group expects to ink a pact with the Odisha government in next three-four months to set up a 2,500 megawatt coal based power plant in the state, a senior company official said Monday.
Odisha dengue cases rise to 249
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 : The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year has risen to 249 with 60 new cases being reported in the past two days, an official said Friday.
Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea
Bhubaneshwar, Aug 22 : A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said Friday.
Maoist fear keeps Odisha villagers from home
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 : At least 18 tribal families have been staying away from their homes in Odisha's Nuapada district for the last one and half years due to the fear of attack by Maoists, police said Thursday.
Probe begins into Odisha student's suicide
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : A probe has been initiated into the suicide of a tribal woman student a week ago in Odisha's Gajapati district after she did not get her stipend released from the authorities for more than a year, an official said Wednesday.
Central government to seek report on Odisha student's suicide
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 : The central government will seek a detailed report from Odisha on allegations that a tribal woman student committed suicide after failing to get her stipend released from the state authorities for more than a year, a union minister said Tuesday.
Odisha ordered to pay Rs.3 lakh for girl's death in school
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha government to pay a compensation of Rs.3 lakh to the family of a minor girl who died in a school mishap last year, a petitioner said Monday.
Odisha official transferred over girl's suicide
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 : A senior government official in Odisha was transferred in the state after his name figured in a tribal woman's suicide note, an official said Sunday.
Odisha chit fund scam: CBI raids AT Group at fifty locations
Bhubaneshwar, Aug 16 : 25 teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided about 50 locations in Odisha in connection with the chit fund operations of the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group.
PM announces compensation for Odisha flood victims
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the deaths in the recent floods in Odisha and sanctioned compensation for those who died in the calamity, an official statement said Saturday.
Naveen Patnaik calls for economic diversification
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 : Economic diversification is necessary for disaster prone Odisha which often faces floods and cyclones, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here Friday.
122 villages still remain marooned in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 : As many as 122 villages are still marooned in Odisha even as the flood situation improved significantly with no river flowing above the danger mark, an official said Thursday.
Odisha man held for harassing woman
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 : The Odisha Police crime branch Wednesday arrested a man for opening a fake Facebook account in the name of a woman and for harassing and pressurising her to marry him.
Odisha floods kill 46, hit 3.5 million
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 : The floods triggered by continuous rains have disrupted the lives of over 3.5 million people in 23 of Odisha's 30 districts with the number of deaths rising to 46, the authorities said Tuesday.
Odisha floods: 294 villages still marooned
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 : More than 3.3 million people in 294 villages in Odisha remain marooned even after flood water began to recede and all the rivers were flowing below the danger level, officials said Tuesday.
Flood death toll in Odisha rises to 45, 4.8 lakh persons still ...
Bhubaneswar, Aug.11 : Floods brought on by the rising waters of the Mahanadi River in Odisha have so far claimed 45 lives and left a further 4.8 lakh persons marooned in 460 villages of the state.
Flood affected Odisha villagers seek relief
Keonjhar (Odisha), Aug. 10 : Though the Baitarani River is flowing below its danger mark and water has started receding in many rivers, hundreds of villages in Keonjhar district are still marooned and cut off from the main stream.
Odisha floods toll rises to 45
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 : The flood situation continued to remain grim in parts of Odisha with the toll reaching 45 Sunday, an official said.
Tata Steel shuts ferro alloys plant in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 : Indian steel giant Tata Steel Friday said it has shut down its 50,000 tonnes per annum ferro alloys plant in Odisha due to unavailability of raw material.