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Helping others is in Odisha's DNA: Dharmendra Pradhan
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct 21 : Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated the '3C Model Conclave' in Bhubaneswar- a two-day long youth centric programme. Read Full Story

Rain expected in districts of Odisha during next 12 hours: Meteorological Centre
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct. 21 : Heavy rains are expected in most districts of Odisha during the next 12 hours, according to the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

Odisha: Badal Mandal, accused of killing his friend in Delhi's Saidulajab, arrested
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct. 21 : Badal Mandal, accused of killing his friend Vipin in Delhi's Saidulajab, was arrested by police on Saturday here. Read Full Story

Dharmendra Pradhan launches Odisha's first PNG supply in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct 20 : Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated Odisha's first PNG (Piped Natural Gas) project in Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

Balasore firecracker explosion: Odisha CM announces ex-gratia of Rs two lakh
Odisha (Balasor) , October 18 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the kin of deceased and Rs. 50,000 for those injured in Balasore firecracker explosion. Read Full Story

Eight killed in explosion while making firecrackers in Odisha
Balasore (Odisha) , October 18 : At least eight people were killed and over 20 injured in an explosion while making crackers at Bahabalpur in Odisha's Balasore district. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar to get Piped Natural Gas supply by 2019
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , October 18 : Odisha will soon be able to use Piped Natural Gas (PNG), an eco-friendly and safe fuel. Read Full Story

Odisha: One died, three injured after fire broke out in cracker shop
Rourkela (Odisha) Oct. 18 : One died and three others were injured after fire broke out in a cracker shop located at a market in Rourkela, which took place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

Girl gang-raped by six men in Odisha
Bhanjanagar (Odisha) , October 17: A girl was allegedly gang raped by six youths in Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district of Odisha on Monday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Four Maoists involved in villager's murder arrested
Malkangiri (Odisha) October 15 : The Odisha Police on Sunday arrested four Maoists in connection with the murder of a villager. Read Full Story

Lulu Mohapatra's relatives joining BJP 'vertical split' of Congress in Odisha: BJP
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct 14 : Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday welcomed the brother and daughter of late Congress leader Lulu Mohapatra into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and called it a vertical split of Congress in Odisha. Read Full Story

Odisha: Retired administrative officer arrested for extending undue favours during tenure
Cuttack (Odisha) , October 11 : Retired Odisha Administration Services (OAS) officer Pradeep Kumar Hota was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday, under charges of extending undue favours to the Seashore Group in his tenure. Read Full Story

1 killed, 15 injured as truck collides with buses
Balasore (Odisha) , October 11 : One person was killed, while 15 got injured on Wednesday, as a truck collided with two Bhubaneswar-bound buses running from Kolkata, near Talnagar, in the Balasore district of Odisha. Read Full Story

Odisha: Transgender community stages protest demanding five percent reservation in elections
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct 11 : The transgender community, associated with a trust in Bhubaneswar, staged a protest outside the Election Commission office on Tuesday demanding five percent reserved seats in elections . Read Full Story

Illegal mining: Odisha Govt. files detailed affidavit before SC
New Delhi , Oct. 8 : The Odisha Government has filed a detailed affidavit in the Supreme Court in connection with the state mining case wherein it has cited the various developmental activities carried out by them through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in mining affected areas in the state. Read Full Story

EOW arrests director of Surya Nirman Company for land fraud
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), October 7 : The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Saturday arrested Rojalin Mallick, a director of Surya Nirman Resources Private Limited, for cheating people to the tune of Rs. 2 crore on the pretext of land allocation in Odisha's Chandaka. Read Full Story

Superstition in name of ritual in Odisha: Roll on Cactus thorns to fulfill your wish
Odisha , October 4 : In an astonishing ritual practiced in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, people roll on top of Cactus thorns and whip themselves in order to get their wishes fulfilled by gods and goddesses. Read Full Story

Odisha: Delivery in '3 Idiot' style leads to death of newborn
Odisha , October 4 : In a case of medical negligence, a new-born baby died on Tuesday after nurses in the hospital tried delivering the baby while coordinating with the surgeon over the phone. Read Full Story

Odisha Police arrest contract killer gang
Jajpur (Odisha) , October 3 : The Odisha Police on Tuesday arrested six persons of a gang of inter-state robbers and contract killers? in Jajpur district. Read Full Story

Odisha: Seven PLFI rebels arrested
Rourkela (Odisha) , October 2 : The Kuarmunda Police team arrested seven Jharkhand-based extortionists belonging to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a retired Border Security Force (BSF) commandant. Read Full Story

First-ever shipment of US crude oil arrives at Odisha's Paradip Port
New Delhi Oct.2 : India on Monday received the first shipment of crude oil from the United States, which will process at a refinery near Odisha's Paradip Port. Read Full Story

Odisha: Minor girl killed, four others injured after a wall collapses
Deogarh (Odisha) , Sept. 30 : A minor girl was killed and four others were injured after a wall collapsed in Deogarh's Rengalbeda Sevashram on Friday. Read Full Story

Odisha: One killed, eight critically injured after vehicle falls off bridge in Balasore
Balasore (Odisha) , September 30 : At least one person was killed and eight others sustained critical injuries after a vehicle fell off a bridge in Odisha's Balasore on Saturday. Read Full Story

Cultural festival to celebrate Odisha's rich heritage
New Delhi , Sep 29 : In an endeavour to promote Odisha's culture and heritage across its borders, Institute for Promotion and Research on Odisha Culture and Heritage (IPROCH) will be organising a three-day theatre festival. Read Full Story

Odisha: Animals sacrificed at Chhatar Jatra despite court ban
Kalahandi (Odisha) , September 29 : Several animals were sacrificed at the Devi Manikeswari Peetha in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Thursday on the occasion of Chhatar Jatra, despite a ban by the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

Two Naxals killed in Odisha's Bargarh region
Bargarh (Odisha) , September 27 : Two Naxals, including a female, were shot dead during a combing operation by Odisha Police in the Bargarh's Salepali Forest region early on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Goods train derails in Cuttack, rail traffic affected
Odisha , Sept 27 : 16 coaches of a goods train derailed near Nergundi station in Cuttack early Wednesday morning, affecting the rail traffic bypassing the district. Read Full Story

Malkangiri stone quarry blast: Two dead, one injured
Malkangiri (Odisha) , September 27 : At least two workers were killed and one severely injured following a blast at a stone quarry in the outskirts of the Malkangiri district headquarters in Odisha on Tuesday morning. Read Full Story

Odisha: Two killed, one injured in stone quarry blast
Malkangiri (Odisha) , Sept. 26 : Two labourers were killed and another one was injured after a blast took place in a stone quarry in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Tuesday. Read Full Story

CBI arrests BJD MLA in Seashore Chitfund scam case
Cuttack (Odisha) , September 19 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Prabhat Biswal in connection with the Seashore Chitfund scam case. Read Full Story

Odisha: Over 100 kids fall sick after consuming meals in school
Malkangiri (Odisha) , September 15 : Over 98 school girls were rescued on Friday from a school complex of Odisha's Malkangiri after they allegedly suffered from food poisoning. Read Full Story

Odisha: Over 150 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal
Kalahandi (Odisha) , September 15 : Over 150 students of four primary schools fell ill allegedly after consuming mid-day meal in Odisha's Kalahandi's Lanjigarh block. Read Full Story

Father sells child for Rs. 25,000, buys alcohol, mobile, clothes
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , September 13 : A man hailing from the Bhadrak district of Odisha, on Tuesday, was arrested for allegedly selling his eleven-month-old son for a mere Rs. 25,000, that he spent on buying a mobile phone, silver anklet and alcohol. Read Full Story

Former Odisha health minister Syed Mustafiz Ahmed passes away
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , September 11 : Former Odisha health minister Syed Mustafiz Ahmed passed away on Monday after prolonged illness at the age of 75. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar: Three dead, over 20 injured in bus-truck collision
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , September 11 : Three people were killed and over 20 injured in a bus and truck collision on National Highway 57 near Sarua in the Khurda district of Odisha. Read Full Story

Bomikhal flyover collapse: Probe ordered, Rs. 5 lakh ex-gratia announced
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , September 10 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh for the next kin of people who lost their life in the Railway flyover collapse in Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar: Railway bridge collapses, one dead, four injured
Bhubaneswar [Odisha], September 10 : At least one person was killed and four injured after a portion of a Railway flyover collapsed near Bomikhal area in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city on Sunday. Read Full Story

BJP to contest Odisha polls alone
New Delhi , Sept 7 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the saffron party will go solo in the next assembly elections in the state. Read Full Story

Odisha: Women activists protesting against wine shop beaten up by police
Odisha , Sep 7 : Women activists in a village in Odisha were recently beaten up by the police while protesting against a wine shop in the district. Read Full Story

Amit Shah meets party workers in Bhubaneswar; plans to set up 'Mission 120'
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , September 6 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday began his three-day visit to Odisha to persuade the party workers and leaders to help achieve the party's goal of securing 120 out of 147 seats in the 2019 Assembly poll. Read Full Story

Dharmendra Pradhan visits Odisha for first time after Cabinet reshuffle
Puri (Odisha) , Sep 6 : Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited Odisha for the first time after the Cabinet reshuffle and met Jagadguru Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati on Guru Purnima. Read Full Story

Amit Shah to start 110-day nationwide tour from Odisha today
New Delhi , Sep 6 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah will begin his three-day visit to Odisha tomorrow as part of a 110-day nationwide tour to strengthen the party's hold in the states. Read Full Story

Cuttack: Fire breaks out at Maruti showroom in Phulnakhra
Cuttack (Odisha) , August 29 : A major fire broke out on Tuesday morning at the Maruti showroom in Phulnakhra of Odisha's Cuttack after which the fire and rescue service personnel were alerted. Read Full Story

Patnaik's 'New Odisha' pitch is an illusion: Dharmendra Pradhan
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Aug 22 : Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday hit out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said that the latter is befooling the people by ensuring them a better future for the state. Read Full Story

Odisha Govt, FICCI join hands to promote culture, tourism
New Delhi, Aug 22: In a bid to boost Odisha's culture and tourism, the Government of Odisha, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), will organise the first ever Odisha Travel Bazaar in October in Bhubaneshwar. Read Full Story

Odisha: Seven dead, five injured after Tata Magic, truck collide
Sambalpur (Odisha) , Aug 21 : Seven died and five others were seriously injured after an accident between a Tata Magic and a truck near Sambalpur's Bhawanipali on Monday. Read Full Story

Odisha block grant protests: Dharmendra Pradhan urges govt. to arrive at a solution
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , August 20 : Five days into the protests against the block grant system in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the state government to listen to what the agitating teachers have to say and arrive at a proper solution for the betterment of the education sector in the state. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar accident: Odisha announces Rs 5 lakh compensation for Odia victims
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced compensation of Rs five lakh to the next kin of Odia passengers who lost their lives in the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailment tragedy. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Odisha CM announces ex gratia for Odia victims
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug 19 : Expressing deep condolences at the loss of life in the derailment of six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced ex gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to the next kin of any Odia passengers killed in the incident. Read Full Story

Petroleum Minister meets Odisha CM on 18th August 2017 in New Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18: A meeting was held between the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik and Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today in Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Pradhan, Odisha CM hope for 'amicable' solution to IOCL-Odisha Govt. dispute
New Delhi , August 18 : We are hoping for a positive outcome that will be in favour of both the parties, said MoS for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, after meeting Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Friday, to find a solution to the tax dispute between the Odisha Government and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) over the Paradip refinery. Read Full Story

Odisha: People shun funeral of 60 year-old leprosy patient, ostracize family
Boudh (Odisha) , August 17 : A 60-year-old man was denied a proper cremation ceremony in Odisha's Boudh district, as neighbours refused to lend a shoulder to his body, as he was suffering from leprosy before his death. Read Full Story

'Fine after nimbu pani': Odisha CM after falling sick during I - Day celebration
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , August 15 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suddenly fell unwell while attending the Independence Day celebrations today at Mahatma Gandhi Marg. Read Full Story

One killed, 30 injured in bus accident in Odisha
Kalahandi (Odisha) , Aug 10 : At least one person was killed and 30 others injured after a bus carrying more than 50 passengers fell off a bridge in Odisha's Kalahandi district. Read Full Story

Odisha: Pregnant woman carried in sling, delivers stillborn
Rayagada (Odisha), Aug. 9 : In an unfortunate incident, a pregnant woman gave birth to a dead baby girl today while being carried to hospital in a sling due to lack of conveyance or ambulance in Odisha's Rayagada district. Read Full Story

Five die as house catches fire in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) August 03 : Five people have died here after a house caught fire early Thursday morning. Read Full Story

SC imposes 100 pc penalty on illegal mining in Odisha
New Delhi , August 2 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday imposed a hundred percent penalty on mining companies which were operating without necessary clearances in Odisha. Read Full Story

SC likely to pass judgement in Odisha mining case
New Delhi , August 2 : The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce the judgement in Odisha mining case, where the NGO Common Cause had filed the petition seeking a directive to put a stop on the illegal mining in the state, today. Read Full Story

Odisha: Two minors fall prey to superstition, branded with hot iron
Kendujhar (Odisha) , July 31 : The age-old superstition is hard to die out from our country and especially our society; despite several awareness drives many innocent children have already borne the brunt of blind belief. Read Full Story

Pradhan visits flood hit Jajpur, says over one lakh affected
Jajpur (Odisha) , July 30 : Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday visited the flood affected area in Odisha's Jajpur district. Read Full Story

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