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Supreme Court asks government to file Justice Shah's illegal mining ...
New Delhi, Jan 13 : The Supreme Court Monday directed the central government to file before it the report of Justice (retd.) M.B.Shah on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand by Jan 27.
Maoist killed in Odisha encounter
Malkangiri (Odisha), Jan.13, : Border Security Force (BSF) personnel gunned down a Maoist during an encounter in Odisha's Malkangiri District.
Sprinter Amiya Mallick on strict diet before Jamaican sojourn
By Jatindra Dash, Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 : Odisha sprinter Amiya Mallick is on strict diet and fitness regime as he prepares to train in Jamaica under Glen Mills, the coach of sprint king Usain Bolt.
Sprinter Amiya Mallick on strict diet before Jamaican sojourn
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 : Odisha sprinter Amiya Mallick is on strict diet and fitness regime as he prepares to train in Jamaica under Glen Mills, the coach of sprint king Usain Bolt.
Maoist killed in Odisha gunfight
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 : A Maoist rebel was killed in a gunfight with security forces in a forested area of Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said Sunday.
Jindal Stainless denies causing pollution
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 : Jindal Stainless Ltd, a unit of $18 billion OP Jindal Group, Saturday denied any violation of pollution norms at its Odisha plant.
Activist hails scrapping of Vedanta's Odisha mining plan
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 : An anti-displacement activist Saturday hailed the central government's decision to reject Vedanta's plan to mine Odisha's Niyamgiri hills for bauxite.
Jairam Ramesh writes to Odisha over MGNREGS wage delay
Bhubaneswar, Jan 10 : Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has written to Odisha over the delayed payment of wages to beneficiaries of the rural employment guarantee scheme in the state, an official said Friday.
Jindal steel plant in Odisha faces closure
Bhubaneswar, Jan 10 : The Jindal steel plant in Odisha might face closure for violating pollution norms, the state authorities said Friday.
NHRC hauls up RPF on Odisha boys' torture
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 : The NHRC Wednesday issued notice to the director general of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) after it was alleged that two boys were detained and tortured by RPF personnel in Odisha for seven days.
Probe ordered in Odisha boys' torture by RPF
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 : The Railway authorities here Wednesday ordered a probe into the alleged illegal detention and torture of two boys by RPF personnel in Odisha for seven days, officials said.
Two Odisha boys detained, tortured by RPF
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 : Two minor boys, allegedly illegally detained and tortured by RPF personnel for seven days, were rescued in Odisha, an official said Wednesday.
Prithvi missile test-fired successfully
Chandipur, Jan 7 : A missile unit of the elite Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully launched a Prithvi missile from the test range at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast as a part of a scenario based live launch training exercise on Tuesday.
Opposition Congress spearheads shutdown in Odisha over mining scam
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jan.7 : The opposition Congress party in Odisha organised a 12-hour shutdown on Tuesday and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over his alleged involvement in multi-crore mining scam.
India test-fires Prithvi-II missile off Odisha coast
Chandipore-on-Sea (Odisha), Jan. 7 : India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipore-on-Sea off the Odisha coast.
Congress strike over mining scam partially affects Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 : A dawn-to-dusk strike called by the opposition Congress in Odisha Tuesday over the alleged multi-crore mining scam evoked mixed response in the state, police said.
Odisha teacher calls a girl witch, suspended
Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 : A woman teacher was suspended in Odisha for calling a minor girl a witch and sending her back from the school, an official said Monday.
Congress seeks public debate on Odisha Lokayukt bill
Bhubaneswar, Jan 4 : The opposition Congress party Saturday demanded a public debate on the proposed Lokayukt bill that the Odisha government plans to enact in the state to tackle corruption.
Odisha to enact Lokayukt Act in a month's time
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 : The Odisha cabinet Friday decided to enact a new Lokayukt Act in the state within the next one month tackle corruption.
Odisha fishermen to get voice alerts on mobiles
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 : At least 100,000 fishermen in Odisha will start getting free voice alerts in Odia related to weather, tsunamis and cyclones on their mobiles within a fortnight, officials said Friday.
South Korean president to skip Odisha on India visit
Bhubaneswar, Jan 2 : South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is likely to skip the Odisha leg of her India visit later this month as there has been little progress on Posco's $12 billion project in the state, an official source said Thursday.
Prayers, feasts mark New Year celebration in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 : Millions of people in Odisha began the New Year Wednesday by offering prayers at different temples, while for many it was the day out at their nearest picnic spots.
Four held for BJD youth leader's murder
Bhubaneswar, Dec 28 : The Crime Branch of Odisha Police Saturday arrested four people for the murder of a ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader in the state's Bolangir district nearly a fortnight ago.
Odisha suspends police officer for failing to stop protests
Bhubaneswar, Dec 28 : The Odisha government suspended a police officer over Tuesday's protest that forced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to enter the secretariat here through the back gate, an official said Saturday.
Land scam busted in Odisha, three held
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 : The economic offences wing of the Odisha Police Crime Branch has busted a gang involved in a land scam in state capital Bhubaneswar. Three gang members were arrested Friday, an official said.
CBI probe demanded in Odisha mining scam
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 : The opposition Congress and BJP Thursday separately reiterated their demand for a CBI probe into the alleged multi-crore-rupee mining scam in Odisha.
Odisha girl, angry at missing picnic, sets herself afire
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 : A 15-year-old girl in Odisha's Bhadrak district got so angry when her mother refused to give her money for picnic that she poured kerosene and set herself on fire, police said Thursday.
Odisha intelligence chief transferred over protest row
Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 : The Odisha intelligence wing chief was transferred a few hours after the protestors blocked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's convoy here, officials said Wednesday.
Odisha institute inks deal with US varsity
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 : The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University said here Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement on faculty and student exchange with Metropolitan State University of Denver in the US.
26 held for blocking Odisha CM's convoy
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 : At least 26 members of a farmers organisation were Tuesday arrested for blocking the car of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while he was on his way to office, police said.