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Odisha: Polling begins for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections
Bhubaneswar , Feb. 21 : Polling has begun for the fifth and final phase of three-tier Panchayat polls in 26 districts of Odisha. Read Full Story

Humans are still the leading threat to Odisha's Olive Ridley Turtles
By Vivan Sharma, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Feb.18 : I had read about Odisha's Olive Ridley turtles and seen them on television programmes and had hoped that someday, sometime, I would get a chance to see them on a beach near the sea. Read Full Story

Odisha: PLFI Naxals killed in police encounter in Sundergarh district
Sundergarh (Odisha) , Feb 9 : At least two Naxals of Peoples' Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were killed in an encounter with the police in Odisha's Sundergarh district on Thursday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Death toll in Koraput landmine blast climbs to seven
Koraput (Odisha) , Feb. 2 : The death toll in Koraput landmine blast has rose to seven. Read Full Story

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 allow Chhattisgarh to complete construction of the disputed projects. Read Full Story

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 to allow Chhattisgarh to complete construction of the disputed projects. Read Full Story

Breaking stereotypes: In a first, eunuch ties knot with man in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Jan. 27 : They are looked down upon, considered as an inferior community and have to even face the glares of the society, but breaking all the barriers and stereotypes, the transgender community continues to fight for their rights and grab every rare and delicious morsel of happiness. Read Full Story

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. Read Full Story

Mining companies seek permission to resume mining in Odisha
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Several companies including Essel Mining and Sarda Mines moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking permission to resume mining in Odisha. Read Full Story

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. Read Full Story

Odisha: CBI arrests Rourkela Steel Plant Executive Director on graft charges
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Jan. 9 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested Rourkela Steel Plant Executive Director B.P. Burma allegedly for taking bribe. Read Full Story

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. Read Full Story

Odisha: Tribals used as votebank but denied facilities, says Juvenile Justice Board
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 are in need, they are deprived of even the basic facilities. Read Full Story

Odisha: Deprived of hearse service, father carries dead daughter on shoulder
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 van. Read Full Story

Rose Valley Chit-Fund scam: Tapas Pal sent to 14-day judicial custody
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , Jan. 6 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Friday sent Trinamool Congress (TMC) Member of Parliament (MP) Tapas Pal on 14-day judicial custody in connection with the Rose Valley Chit-Fund scam. Read Full Story

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 shown in a video clipping circulated in social media. Read Full Story

Rose Valley: Tapas Pal's CBI custody extended by 3 days
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 : A local court in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday extended arrested actor-turned-Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal's CBI custody by three days, reports said. Read Full Story

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. Read Full Story

Bargarh in Odisha hosts one of the world's largest open air theatre festival
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. Read Full Story

Bargarh in Odisha hosts one of the world's largest open air theatre festival
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. Read Full Story

Centre confirms of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza Virus in Odisha's Keranga village
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. Read Full Story

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. Read Full Story

Odisha: One killed, 10 injured in picnic bus accident
Nayagarh (Odisha) [India], Dec.26 (ANI): At least one person was killed and 10 others injured on Monday after a picnic bus carrying students met with an accident near Maichheli village of Odisha's Nayagarh district. Read Full Story

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. Read Full Story

Unique tribal dance festival ends in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Dec. 19 : A three-day National Tribal Dance Festival, 2016, a forum which showcases different tribal dances, concluded in Bhubaneshwar's Utkal Mandap area. Read Full Story

Konark Dance Festival leaves audience mesmerized
Konark (Odisha) [India], Dec. 5 : The five-day long Konark Dance Festival, which kick-started From December 1, has attracted renowned dance experts and lovers from all across the world. Read Full Story

Jaitley to address Odisha's largest ever investors' meet today
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Thursday address a seminar on 'Indian Economy: The New Normal' at the largest ever investors' meet, which aims to showcase the state as a favoured investment destination for both metal and non-metal industries. Read Full Story

Vedanta lays foundation stone of Government Medical College in Kalahandi, Odisha
New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): Vedanta Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company, has partnered with the State Government of Odisha to set-up a Government Medical College in Bhangabari at Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi District. Read Full Story

Pradhan tells Odisha Govt. demonetisation no reason to shut educational institution
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Nov. 28 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday questioned the Government of Odisha as to why it had decided to close all government run schools and colleges citing demonetisation as an excuse. Read Full Story

72 women among 222 Maoist supporters surrender in Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov. 22 : As many as 222 Maoist supporters, including 77 women, on Tuesday surrendered before the Odisha Police in Malkangiri district. Read Full Story

Demonetisation crisis: Odisha CM asks PM Modi to exempt PAN Card provision for bank deposits
New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the effects of demonetisation in his state and sought exemption from submission of PAN card number for people belonging to the scheduled areas for bank deposits beyond Rs. 50,000. Read Full Story

Naxals' diktat leaves Odisha villagers with no option but to flee for safety
Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov. 18 : At least 30 people have recently fled Dabuguda village of Odisha's Malkangiri district after Naxals, whose strength is dwindling after the September 24 encounter, issued a diktat that one member from each family will have to join their organisation. Read Full Story

PM Modi to be briefed on Odisha Japanese encephalitis outbreak in Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) Nov. 14 : Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday visited Odisha's Malkangiri district to take stock of the situation, as more than 100 children have fallen victim to the deadly Japanese encephalitis virus. Read Full Story

Global surfers for surfing festival in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Nov.14 (ANI): Scores of surfers have gathered in Konark city, Odisha, for the fifth edition of the India Surfing Festival. Read Full Story

Looking forward to crackdown on cross-border terrorism: Jay Panda
Bhubneshwar (Odisha) [India], Nov. 10 : Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Member of Parliament Baijayant 'Jay' Panda has congratulated U.S. president elect Donald Trump and said he is looking forward to India and America cooperating on ways and means to counter cross-border terrorism. Read Full Story

16 foot King Cobra rescued from Odisha's Similipal Tiger Reserve
Antapur (Odisha) [India], Nov. 10 : A rare 15 to 16 foot King Cobra was rescued from Odisha's Similipal Tiger Reserve on Wednesday night. Read Full Story

Odisha: Parents on hunger strike until third child recovers from Japanese Encephalitis
Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov.7 : Fearing that their third child would meet the same end after their other two children became victims to Japanese Encephalitis, the distraught parents in Odisha's Malkangiri have been on a hunger strike ever since their child has been admitted to hospital. Read Full Story

Odisha: Sniffer dog injured in landmine explosion
Rayagada (Odisha) [India], Nov. 5 : A sniffer dog was injured when a landmine exploded at Odisha's Rayagada district during a bandh called by in a protest against the encounter of 28 Maoists in Malkangiri on October 24. Read Full Story

Leopard skin seized from Simlipal Tiger Reserve
Baripada (Odisha) [India], Nov. 5 (ANI): A leopard skin has been seized in the Simlipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district. Read Full Story

Incessant rains throw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Nov. 5 (ANI): Incessant rains since Thursday in several parts of coastal and interior Odisha have thrown normal life out of gear. Read Full Story

Odisha: Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaches 80
Bhubaneswar [India], Nov. 2 (ANI): The death toll due to the deadly Japanese Encephalitis virus in Odisha's Malkangiri district reached over 80, with three more children deaths yesterday. Read Full Story

23 Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) , Oct. 24 : At least 23 maoists, including six women cadres were killed in an encounter with a combined team of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha police near Jantri in Panasput block of Malkangiri district in Odisha on Monday. Read Full Story

21 Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Malkangiri district
Malkangiri (Odisha) , Oct.24 :A combined team of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha police killed at least 21 Maoists, including six women cadres in an encounter near Jantri in the Panasput block of Malkangiri district in Odisha on Monday morning. Read Full Story

Depression forms over Bay of Bengal, cyclonic storm expected in next 24 hrs
New Delhi , Oct. 24 : A deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal, named Kyant, is expected to become a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and hit the Odisha coast. Read Full Story

SUM Hospital fire: Odisha Health Minister resigns
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct. 21 : Odisha Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigned from his position after 25 patients were reported killed and over 100 sustained injuries in an inferno that broke out at SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on Monday evening. Read Full Story

Odisha SUM hospital inferno: Death toll rises to 24
Bhubaneshwar , Oct. 21 : With another person succumbing to his injuries on Friday, the death toll in the deadly SUM hospital inferno has risen to 24. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar inferno: Odisha CM assures stringent action against guilty
New Delhi , Oct 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that stringent action will be initiated against all those found guilty for Monday's fire at the SUM Hospital, which claimed the lives of 22 people. Read Full Story

Odisha hospital tragedy: Culprits responsible will punished, assures Nadda
Bhubaneswar , Oct. 19 : After taking stock at the SUM hospital here where 20 people were killed in a massive fire, Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday said that there were safety issues that needed to be addressed, adding that stringent action will be taken against the people responsible for the tragedy. Read Full Story

Odisha hospital inferno: JP Nadda, Dharmendra Pradhan to take stock of situation today
Bhubaneshwar , Oct. 19 : Union Health Minister J P Nadda and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will arrive in Bhubaneswar today to take stock of the fire tragedy at SUM hospital that has claimed 19 lives. Read Full Story

Hospital inferno: Odisha CM orders inquiry, three-member committee formed
Bhubaneshwar , Oct. 18 : In Odisha, at least 19 patients were killed and more than 100 injured in a fire that broke out at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar yesterday evening. The blaze was suspected to have been triggered by an electric short circuit in the dialysis ward on the first floor of the Sum hospital and spread to the nearby Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Read Full Story

NHRC seeks report on ration denial to HIV positive orphans in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct. 5 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday took a strong exception over the denial of ration to two HIV positive orphan siblings in a remote village in Odisha's Kendrapara, and asked the authorities to furnish a compliance report on the action taken. Read Full Story

Cuttack's Muslim artisans enjoy making tableaux of Goddess Durga
Cuttack (Odisha) , Oct. 5 : In a unique example of communal harmony, Muslim artisans are making beautiful tableaux of Goddess Durga ahead of the 'Durga Puja' festival in Odisha. Read Full Story

Japanese Encephalitis claims 19 lives in Odisha's Malkangiri district
Malkangiri (Odisha) , Oct.1 : Panic has gripped several villages in Odisha's Malkangiri district after 21 infants lost their lives to Japanese Encephalitis (JE). Another 50 are said to be infected. Read Full Story

Daughters dismantle own roof top to collect wood for mother's funeral
Kalahandi (Odisha) , Sept. 27 : After the shocking incident of Dana Majhi who carried his dead wife's body for 10 kms in Odisha's Kalahandi district, another tragic incident has surfaced in the state where daughters had to dismantle the roof of their home to collect wood for their mother's funeral. Read Full Story

Odisha: About 52,000 primary schools have no teacher per class
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Sept. 23 : About 52 thousand government primary and upper primary schools functioning under the School and Mass Education Department in Odisha have no teacher for each class and above 41 thousand schools have no room for each class. Read Full Story

Odisha: Six electrocuted as bus touches live wire in Dhenkanal
Dhenkanal (Odisha) , Sept. 21 : At least six people died and 25 others injured after the bus carrying them came in contact with a high tension electric wire in Odisha's Dhenkanal district. Read Full Story

Son carries mother's body on trolley rickshaw as ambulance not available
Jajpur (Odisha), Sept. 20 : Another sad incident has came to light after the Dana Majhi incident of Odisha, when the son of tribal woman named Pana Tirika had to carry her body in a trolley-rickshaw to their village Ankula, located four Kilometers away from Jajpur on Saturday after she died at Jajpur District Hospital. Read Full Story

PM Modi expresses pain over the loss of lives in Odisha bus accident
New Delhi, Sept 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed pain over the loss of lives in the bus accident in Angul district of Odisha. Read Full Story

Odisha celebrates Nuakhai Juhar
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of the agricultural festival Nuakhai Juhar. Read Full Story

Heavy rainfall likely in parts of Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Sept. 5 : Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to lash parts of Odisha due to a fresh cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbouring areas seems to be intensifying at the moment. Read Full Story


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