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Bhubaneswar: Visually impaired candidate clears OPSC examination
Bhubaneswar, (Odisha), Feb. 21 : Emerging as a champion against all odds by clearing the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) examination held in 2015, Sanyasi Behera, a visually-impaired candidate from Bhubaneswar has demonstrated how it is possible to fulfill one's aspirations through ...

Association of Odisha Real-estate Developers announces "AFORD Home ...
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 : Association for Odisha Real-estate Developers (AFORD) is one of the most prominent recognized body of the Real Estate Developers in Odisha.

Odisha landmine blast : Eight cops killed
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 : : The death toll in the landmine blast in Odisha's Koraput district rose to eight on Thursday, after the body of another policeman was recovered, The Indian Express reported.

Maoist landmine blast: Six Odisha Police personnel killed in Koraput
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 : At least six jawans of Odisha State Armed Police were killed and several were injured when the minibus in which they were travelling was flung off the road following a landmine blast, which was reportedly planted by Maoists, reports said.

Odisha CM writes to PM Modi over Mahanadi dispute
Bhubaneswar (Odisha)[India], Jan. 29 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rejecting the negotiation committee formed by the Centre to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute and added that it will only delay setting up of the tribunal to ...

Odisha CM writes to PM Modi over Mahanadi dispute
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Jan. 28: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rejecting the negotiation committee formed by the Centre to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute and added that it will only delay setting up of the tribunal ...

Odisha's sand artist creates sculpture to mark 68th Republic Day
New Delhi , Jan. 26 : Renowned artists Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand sculptures on the shore of Puri Beach of Odisha to mark the 68th Republic Day of India.

12 killed as 8 coaches of Hirakhand Express derails in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 : At least 12 passengers were killed and several others were injured when Jagdulpur to Bhubaneswar bound Hirakhand Express (18448) train went off the track near Kuleri railway station, barely 30 km from Rayagada in Odisha on Saturday midnight, local media reports said.

Jagdalpur -Bhubaneswar Hirakhand express train derails, several ...
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 : Several people are feared to have been killed as eight coaches of Jagdalpur -Bhubaneswar Hirakhand express train derailed near Kuleri station in Odisha on Sunday, media reports said.

Odisha chit fund scam : CBI conducts raids BJD MP's residence
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 : : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted raids at 25 places in and outside Odisha including houses of ruling Biju Janata Dal MP Rabindra Jena in connection with the Seashore Group chit fund scam, reports said.

Odisha shocker! Disabled man thrashed by RPF staff for stealing mobile
Balasore, (Odisha), , Jan. 8 : In a shocking incident, a specially abled man was thrashed by the Railway Police in Balasore district of Odisha for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

Odisha: Tribals used as votebank but denied facilities, says Juvenile ...
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , Jan. 7 : The Juvenile Justice Board of Odisha on Saturday termed the shocking incident of man carrying his dead daughter on shoulder after failing to get a hearse van as 'shameful', adding that the tribals are used as votebank by politicians during elections but when they ...

Odisha: Deprived of hearse service, father carries dead daughter on ...
Angul (Odisha), Jan. 7: It seems like the Odisha Government has not learnt from its past mistake as yet another shocking incident that reminds the tragic memories of Dana Majhi episode has come to fore wherein a man on Wednesday carried his dead daughter on shoulder after failing to get a hearse ...

President of India inaugurates convention of Non-Resident Odias
New Delhi, Jan 6 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Convention of Non-Resident Odias (NROs) organized by the Odisha Forum on Friday in New Delhi.

Delhi: Pravasi Odiya Yuva forum protest against BJD government
New Delhi , Jan. 6 : The Pravasi Odiya Yuva forum on Friday held a protest at Odisha Bhawan against Biju Janata Dal (BJD) demanding BMC Mayor's, Anant Narayan Jena interrogation for his alleged involvement in connection with the mysterious death of Rishi, an engineering student, and an immoral act ...

TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay produced in Odisha court, party members ...
Kolkata/Bhubaneswar, Jan 4 : A day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Rose Valley financial scam, leader-activists of West Bengal's ruling party on Wednesday staged demonstration across the state, ...

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm lash different parts of western Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Jan. 3 : Unseasonal rain and hailstorm lashed different parts of western Odisha including industrial town of Jharsuguda town last evening.

Agni-IV successfully test-fired from Odisha coast today
Chandipur (Odisha) , Jan. 2 : The 4000-km range nuclear weapons-capable strategic missile, Agni-IV has been successfully test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam island, 50 km away from Odisha's Chandipur.

Agni-IV successfully test-fired
Balasore, Jan 2 : : India on Monday successfully test fired the nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV from a road-mobile launcher on Abdul Kalam Island, off Odisha coast, reports said.

Bargarh in Odisha hosts one of the world's largest open air theatre ...
Bargarh, Odisha, Jan 2 : Bargarh, about 50km from Sambalpur town in western Odisha, is celebrating its annual Dhanu Jatra festival from Monday, according to media reports.

Agni-IV successfully test-fired from Odisha coast today
Chandipur (Odisha) , Jan. 2 : The 4000-km range nuclear weapons-capable strategic missile, Agni-IV has been successfully test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam island, 50 km away from Odisha's Chandipur.

Bargarh in Odisha hosts one of the world's largest open air theatre ...
Bargarh, Odisha, Jan 2 : Bargarh, about 50km from Sambalpur town in western Odisha, is celebrating its annual Dhanu Jatra festival from Monday, according to media reports.

Agni-IV successfully test-fired
Balasore, Jan 2 : : India on Monday successfully test fired the nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV from a road-mobile launcher on Abdul Kalam Island, off Odisha coast, reports said.

Centre confirms of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza Virus in Odisha's ...
New Delhi , Dec. 27 : The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has informed the Odisha Government regarding the confirmation of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus in Keranga village of Khordha district of the state.

Odisha panchayat polls to begin from Feb 13
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Dec. 27 : The Odisha Election Commission on Tuesday announced dates for panchayat polls in the state.

India set to test launch Agni 5 missile
Balasore (Odisha) [India], Dec. 26 (ANI): India is set to test its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5' from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.

India launches 'Agni 5' nuclear capable missile with 6000-km range
Balasore (Odisha) [India], Dec. 26 (ANI): India on Monday test launched its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni,5' from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

Odisha artist creates 1,000 sand sculptures of Santa Claus
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec. 26 (ANI): Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created around 1,000 sculptures of Santa Claus in Odisha during the Christmas weekend in an attempt to create a world record.

Intense cold wave grips Odisha, Himachal
Bhubaneshwar [India], Dec. 21 : Most parts of Odisha have come under the grip of intense cold wave with the mercury plummeting to 4 degree celsius yesterday at Daringbadi in Kandhamal district, making it the coldest place in the state.

'Iron Lady' Jayalalithaa was leader of the masses: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec. 6 : Describing late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's demise as a national loss, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the former was the leader of the masses and made immense contribution to the development and welfare of the people.