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Odisha: Two Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking cattle transporters
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 28 : The Bhubaneswar Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday night arrested two Bajrang Dal activists for their alleged involvement in the attack on two cattle transporters at the Bhubaneswar Railway Station on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Man-eater leopard preys on four-year-old child
Naupada (Odisha) , May 27 : In a horrific incident, a man-eater leopard preyed on a four-year-old child, who was sleeping beside his mother from here, last night. Read Full Story

Odisha: Child Protection Unit rescues abandoned baby girl from forest
Baripada (Odisha) May 27 : In yet another development highlighting the patriarchal mindset of the society, a newborn baby girl was rescued by District Child Protection Unit after she was found abandoned in Krushnachandrapur forest here. Read Full Story

Odisha: Women prisoners celebrate Bata Sabitri Festival in jail
Sambalpur (Odisha) , May 26 : In order to change the mentality of women prisoners here, the Odisha Government has started various reforms in jail. Read Full Story

Odisha: Three killed, 40 injured after bus turns turtle in Konark
Puri (Odisha) , May 24 : At least three people were killed and 40 were injured after a bus overturned here in Konark on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Four tourists drown while taking holy bath in Janjavathi River
Rayagada (Odisha) , May 24 : As many as four tourists drowned in Janjavathi River near the famous Majhighariani Temple of Odisha's Rayagada on Tuesday evening. Read Full Story

GST Bill passed in Odisha Assembly
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 19 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was passed in Odisha legislative assembly on Friday. Read Full Story

Chit fund scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay granted bail
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 19 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was granted bail here today by the Odisha High Court, in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. Read Full Story

Heat wave intensifies in Odisha as mercury touches 47 degree Celsius
Titlagarh, (Odisha), , May 18 : The heat wave condition in Odisha intensified on Thursday as mercury touched 47 degrees, a slight increase from previous day's 46.5 degrees Celsius. Read Full Story

National Institute for New Energy and Innovation in Odisha soon
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 16 : The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of Odisha on Tuesday allotted 73.86 acres of land in Bhubaneswar for construction of National Institute for New Energy and Innovation. Read Full Story

Odisha: 'Orange alert' issued as heat wave intensifies
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 16 : Predicting further intensification of heat wave conditions in the state, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMT) on Tuesday issued orange alert, a warning for severe heat wave, across Odisha for next few days. Read Full Story

Suspended BJD leader Jayaram Pangi joins BJP
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , May 9 : After remaining silent for over one and half months since he was suspended from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), former MP Jayaram Pangi along with his supporters on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here at party headquarters. Read Full Story

BJP trying to strengthen its presence in Odisha
Jajpur (Odisha) , May 8 : With a motive to expand the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) presence across the nation, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday led a road-show in Jajpur's Chandikhole here. Read Full Story

Who's who of Odiya society demand Bharat Ratna for Biju Patnaik
Mumbai May 8 : Recalling the invaluable services of adventurous pilot, freedom fighter and former Orissa chief minister Biju Patnaik, the who's who of Odiya society here have appealed to the government to confer the Bharat Ratna on him posthumously. Read Full Story

10 ministers inducted into Odisha Cabinet
Bhubaneswar , May. 7 : The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha today inducted 10 ministers including six new faces in its Cabinet. Read Full Story

Nine ministers resign ahead of Odisha cabinet reshuffle
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 6 : At least nine ministers on Saturday submitted their resignations to allow Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to reshuffle his cabinet. Read Full Story

Leaked video: Yedurappa, Ananth Kumar summoned to give voice samples
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 6 : Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief B.S. Yeddyurappa and Union Minister Ananth Kumar were directed on Saturday to appear before the cyber crime cell in seven days and give voice samples in connection with a leaked video in which both leaders are seen discussing plans to destabilise the ruling Congress government in the state. Read Full Story

Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik to chair cabinet reshuffle tomorrow
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , May 6 : In a major revamp, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is likely to reshuffle his cabinet tomorrow. Read Full Story

Odisha: CRPF jawan found dead, probe underway
Balangir (Odisha) , May 4 : A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Sanjay Bagh was found dead under mysterious circumstances here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Odisha Govt. became violent after poll defeat: Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi May 1 : The Odisha government has become 'violent' after suffering defeat in the recently held Panchayat elections, said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates Adivasi girl for passing matriculation
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr 29 : Putting a stamp on India's efforts to develop, for the first time, a primitive Adivasi girl has passed matriculation examination. Read Full Story

Dharmendra Pradhan assures strict action against petrol pumps stealing fuel
Bhubaneswar (Orissa) , April 28 : Slamming officials and petrol pumps where the electronic chips have been found, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday reacted to reports saying strict action would be taken where the electronic chips had been found. Read Full Story

Odisha: Major fire breaks out at firecracker factory in Baripada
Baripada (Odisha) Apr 23 : A major fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Odisha's Baripada town. Read Full Story

Odisha: Police seize 250 kg Cannabis, arrests two from Boudh district
Boudh (Odisha) , Apr 22 : Police have arrested two people caught with 250 kilograms of cannabis near Kapasira village of Odisha's Boudh district. Read Full Story

IAF's unmanned aerial vehicle 'Lakshya' crashes in Odisha
New Delhi , April 21 : Lakshya, the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Indian Air Force, crashed near the missile testing centre of Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha on Friday. Read Full Story

Bhandari offers prayers at Jagannath Temple, assures to help in Kasturi crisis
Puri (Odisha) , April 21 : Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday offered prayers at the Puri Jagannath temple and assured that she would take up with her government the issue of shortage of Kasturi (musk collected from a stag's navel), an essential commodity used in rituals at the temple here. Read Full Story

Mamata meets Patnaik, says regional parties enough to tackle BJP
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not a threat as even the regional parties are enough to tackle it. Read Full Story

BJP will form government in Odisha in 2019: Naidu
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Apr 16 :; With the conclusion of its two-day National Executive meet in Bhubaneswar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday described the success of the meet as the "love of people of Odisha for Prime Minister Narendra Modi". Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar: Two resolutions passed in BJP's National Executive Meet
Bhubaneswar , Apr. 16 : Two resolutions have been passed in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meet in Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

BJP shrugs of Digvijaya Singh's EVM tirade
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , April 16 : Taking a dig at Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh over his 'EVM tampering' remark, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said the former's views should not be taken seriously. Read Full Story

With eye on 2019, PM Modi's Mission Odisha takes off
New Delhi , April 16 : Putting Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's fortress under threat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after aiming for 'Congress Mukt Bharat' seems to be targeting regional players. Read Full Story

Odisha: PM Modi to meet Paika Rebellion freedom fighters' kin
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today will be meeting the family members of the freedom fighters, who undertook an armed rebellion against the British rulers in the state in 1817. Read Full Story

BJP downplays Mayawati's proposal of grand alliance for 2019 elections
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr. 16 : Unperturbed by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's intention to form a grand alliance with anti-BJP parties for the 2019 general elections, the saffron party on Sunday said that its aim, regardless of such declarations, would be to spread Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'sab ka saath sab kaa vikas' and work for the development of the country. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar: PM Modi receives rockstar reception as admirers throng streets
Bhubaneswar (Orissa) , April. 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived here amid massive fanfare for the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive meeting. Read Full Story

BJP National Executive Meet to be a milestone for Odisha polls: Raman Singh
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr. 15 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who is on a two-visit to Bhubaneswar for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meeting said this meet can prove to be a milestone in the upcoming elections of Odisha. Read Full Story

PM Modi to attend BJP's national executive meeting in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr. 14 : The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive meeting will begin in Bhubaneswar from Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP veterans L.K. Advani and M.M. Joshi will be among those joining the deliberations. Read Full Story

Odisha: Curfew relaxed till 4 p.m. in Bhadrak
New Delhi , Apr. 12 : With normalcy limping back, and no untoward incident reported in last 48 hours in violence-hit Bhadrak town in Odisha, the district administration has relaxed curfew the from 7 a.m. till 4 p.m. today. Read Full Story

SC to hear plea to seeking stop illegal mining in Odisha
New Delhi , Apr. 11 : The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the Odisha mining case, in which the petitioner, NGO, Common Cause had knocked the doors of the apex court seeking its intervention for stopping illegal mining in the state. Read Full Story

SC to hear plea seeking to stop illegal mining in Odisha
New Delhi, Apr. 11: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the Odisha mining case, in which the petitioner, NGO, Common Cause had knocked the doors of the apex court seeking its intervention for stopping illegal mining in the state. Read Full Story

Odisha: Curfew relaxed in Bhadrak till 12 noon today
Bhadrak (Odisha) , Apr.10 : There will be a relaxation of curfew in Odisha's Bhadrak till 12 noon on Monday, which was imposed following a spree of violence. Read Full Story

Curfew re-imposed in Bhadrak as crime branch begins probe
Bhadrak (Odisha), Apr 9 : Curfew has been re-imposed in Bhadrak region as the Odisha Police's crime branch today began its probe into the recent violence. Read Full Story

Bhadrak communal violence: Centre calls on Odisha CM to step up efforts
New Delhi , Apr. 8 : In the wake of the Section 144 imposed in Odisha's Bhadrak after protests broke out following a derogatory Facebook post against Lord Ram, the Centre on Saturday called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to step up his efforts in containing the situation in the state. Read Full Story

Odisha: Curfew imposed in Bhadrak after violence
Bhadrak (Odisha) , Apr. 8 : Following a derogatory Facebook post against Lord Ram Section 144 has been imposed in Odisha's Bhadrak after protests broke out. Read Full Story

Odisha: Eminent educationalist Janki Ballabh Padhee found hanged at his residence
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr. 6 : Eminent educationalist Professor Janki Ballabh Padhee was on Thursday found hanged at his residence here. Read Full Story

CBI arrests BSNL official for accepting Rs. one lakh bribe
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Apr. 4 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) microwave project Assistant General Manager (AGM), G.C. Bidika while accepting Rs. one lakh bribe from the complainant passing the pending due amount. Read Full Story

Odisha: Five killed, 22 injured in bus-tractor collision
Baripada (Odisha) , April 4 : In a tragic accident, as many as five persons were killed on the spot, while 22 others got critically injured as a bus collided headlong with a tractor near Odisha's Kherna today. Read Full Story

Odisha: Over 100 shops gutted in Golbazar Mandi inferno
Sambalpur (Odisha) , Apr. 4 : More than 100 shops were gutted when a fire erupted at Sambalpur's Golbazar Mandi in the wee hours of Tuesday. Read Full Story

32-feet-long whale found dead on Puri beach in Odisha
Puri (Odisha) , April. 4 : A 32-feet-long carcass of a whale was found washed ashore on a Puri beach in Odisha on Monday. Read Full Story

Government of Odisha, University of Chicago partner for research and pilot project implementations
New Delhi , Apr 3 : The Government of Odisha collaborated with the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Trust in India to sign a statement of intention April 3, 2017to advance its commitments for new research, knowledge, and capacity-building partnerships. Read Full Story

Maoists attack Odisha railway station, trigger explosions to protest PM Modi's proposed visit
Bhubaneswar, Mar 31 : : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Odisha, armed Maoists attacked a railway station on Friday morning and detonated two explosions. Read Full Story

Odisha: Naxals attack Doikallu railway station protesting PM Modi's upcoming visit
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Mar. 31 : More than 30 Naxals attacked Doikallu railway station in Odisha's Rayagada district protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on April 15. Read Full Story

Odisha: Villagers thrash teacher for sexually assaulting students
Baripada (Odisha) , Mar. 30 : Villagers of Odisha's Baripada on Wednesday beat up a school teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting girl students of Marakandi primary school. Read Full Story

Jay Panda reveals his party's defects post BJP's win in Odisha
New Delhi , Mar. 28 : Biju Janata Dal (BJP) party leader Jay Panda on Tuesday asserted that there is nothing out of line with his recent comments - including a lengthy column in a newspaper which is critical of both the party and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar to host Men's Hockey World League final 2017 and Hockey Men's World Cup 2018
Bhubaneswar, Mar 27 : The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Government of Odisha have today officially confirmed that the Men's Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men's World Cup 2018 will be held in Bhubaneswar, India. Read Full Story

BJP to hold next national executive meet in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Mar. 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will host its next two-day national executive committee meeting in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city beginning April 15. Read Full Story

Former Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra passes away
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 19 : Former Rajya Sabha MP and Odisha Janamorcha president Pyarimohan Mohapatra passed away on Sunday. Read Full Story

Odisha artist creates Radha Krishna sand sculpture for Holi
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Mar. 12 : On the eve of Holi, sand artist Manas Sahoo has created a sand sculpture of Lord Radhakrishna playing Holi, depicting the essence of the festival on the golden sea beach. Read Full Story

SC to continue hearing NGO's plea seeking ban on illegal mining in Odisha
New Delhi , March 8 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday will continue its hearing on the plea filed by NGO, Common Cause seeking complete ban on the illegal mining across Odisha. Read Full Story

Odisha Mining: SC to continue hearing over plea seeking end of illegal mining
New Delhi , Mar. 7 : The hearing in the Odisha mining case will continue in the Supreme Court today, where the NGO Common Cause had filed the petition seeking a direction put a stop of the illegal mining in the state. Read Full Story

Contaminated PHD potable water supply blamed for jaundice outbreak in Odisha's Cuttack
Bhubaneswar, Mar 3 : In Odisha, contaminated potable water supplied by the Public Health Department (PHD) has been allegedly the major cause of jaundice outbreak in Cuttack, according to media reports. Read Full Story


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