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Heavy to very heavy rain forecast in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at a few places in the interior and coastal Odisha, the weatherman said here Friday.

Odisha Lok Sabha by-poll Oct 15

Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : Voting in the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-poll in Odisha will be held Oct 15, an official said Friday.

Notification issued for Odisha by-poll to Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 : The process for the by-election for Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha was set in motion with the local returning officer issuing a notification Friday, an official said.

Seven criminals arrested in Odisha

Ramagarh (Odisha), Sept.18 : Seven criminals were arrested on Wednesday from a base camp set up here, along with some pistols and cartridges.

Maoist with bounty on head killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 : A Maoist leader with Rs.4 lakh bounty on his head was killed in a gun battle with police in Odisha's Malkangiri district, an official said Thursday.

Higher compensation for Odisha students who drowned

Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 : A court here has directed Odisha to pay a compensation of Rs.25 lakh each to the kin of the seven students who drowned in a river 16 years ago, a lawyer said Thursday.

Odisha CM writes to Centre over urea shortfall

Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday wrote a letter to the central government to draw its attention towards the shortage of urea in the state.

Odisha tribals protest against dilution of forest rights

Gajapati District (Odisha), Sept. 17 : Tribals from Maoist-hit areas organised a rally here on Wednesday to protest against what they perceived to be the dilution of their forest rights.

Six killed in Odisha road accident

Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 : Six members of a family, four of them women, were killed when their multi-utility vehicle hit a roadside tree in Odisha's Rayagada district Wednesday, police said.

Odisha chit fund scam: Businessman sent to judicial custody

Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 : A court in Odisha Tuesday sent the owner of a local TV channel to 14 days' judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.

Lightning strike kills six in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 : Six people, among them four women, were killed and one person sustained critical injuries in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district after a shed they shelter under was struck by a lightning Tuesday, police said.

Odisha chit fund scam: CBI takes businessman on remand

Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : A court here Monday allowed the CBI to take the owner of a media house on remand for 10 days for his alleged role in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha.

Odisha chit fund scam: Businessmen brought to court

Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : The owners of two media companies arrested by the CBI over their alleged role in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha were Monday presented in a court here.

Odisha rice millers seek quality paddy

Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : Odisha's rice millers Monday urged the state government to ensure that paddy conforming to fair average quality standard should be supplied to them for milling.

Ashtapadi festival sees Odissi dancers paying ode to Jayadeva's Geeta Govinda

Bhubaneshwar, Sept. 14 : The 'Ashtapadi' festival in the city is witnessing Odissi dance performances and vocal recitals of all twenty four songs of Jayadeva's Geeta Govinda.

Tata to commission Odisha plant by March 2015

Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 : Tata Steel Saturday said the first unit of its 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) ferro chrome plant in Odisha's Ganjam district will start operations by March 2015.

Odisha to get Rs.1 lakh crore investment: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Odisha will receive investment of about Rs.1 lakh crore during in the coming five years in petrochemicals, oil and gas sector, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said here Friday.

Probe ordered into Odisha quadruple murder

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : Authorities in Odisha Friday ordered a probe into the killings of four of a family, including two minor children, in Nayagarh district Sep 6.

Train runs over motorcyclist in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 : A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Odisha's Jajpur district Friday, an official said.

Maoist camp busted in Odisha's Gajapati District

Gajapati (Odisha), Sept.12 : A Maoist camp has been busted in the Barimunda Forests along the Ganjam-Kandhamal border following an exchange of fire between the police and the rebels.

Police open fire on angry mob, one killed

Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 : One person was killed in police firing and 19 others, including 15 policemen, were injured in clashes in a village in Odisha's Nayagarh district Thursday, an official said.

Arms seized after gun battle with Maoists in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 : Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said Thursday.

India successfully test fires n-capable Agni-I missile

Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 : India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said.

Dengue claims one more life in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : The mosquito-borne dengue virus Wednesday claimed one more life in Odisha taking the death toll from the disease to four in the state over the last two months, an official said.

Odisha cattle population declines

Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 : The cattle population in Odisha has declined by 5.59 percent to 11,621,272 against 12,309,000 in 2007, according to the latest livestock census, an official said Wednesday.

Vedanta to double Odisha refinery capacity by 2015-end

Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : Vedanta Resources has planned to double the capacity of its one-million-tonne per annum alumina refinery in Odisha by the end of next year, its chairman Anil Agarwal said here Tuesday.

Odisha CM announces Rs.5 crore aid for Kashmir

Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday announced an assistance of Rs.5 crore for relief and restoration work in flood-affected regions of Jammu and Kashmir.

Power supply trips in Odisha: Assocham

Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : Despite attracting massive investments in the power sector, power supply in Odisha has worsened over the years, industry lobby Assocham said here Monday.

Five Odisha teachers suspended for misbehaviour

Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 : At least five teachers from a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Malkangiri district have been suspended after students complained that the teachers denied them good food and misbehaved with them, an official said Monday.

Dengue cases soar to 1,005 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 : The number of people infected with dengue has soared to 1,005 in Odisha this year, with 36 more cases reported in the state in two days, an official said here Sunday.

Four of a family found murdered in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 : Four of a family, including two minor children, were found murdered in their home in Odisha, police said Sunday.

Three electrocuted in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : Three people were electrocuted in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district Saturday as power was restored when they were repairing an electric fault during a blackout in heavy rain, police said.

Three electrocuted in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : Three people were electrocuted in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district Saturday after a live wire snapped over their house during heavy rains, police said.

Heavy rain hits normal life in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 : Heavy rain continued to lash many parts of Odisha for the second consecutive day Saturday throwing normal life out of gear, a Met department official said here.

Man shot dead by Maoists in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 : A man was shot dead by Maoists in Odisha's Malkangiri district Friday, police said.

BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh is dead

Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 : Hemendra Chandra Singh, a first time MP of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), died of sepsis and multiple organ failure at a private hospital here early Friday, family sources said. He was 47.

Police destroy Maoist camp in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 : Police Wednesday destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said.

Odisha launches helpline for migrant workers

Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 : Odisha Wednesday launched a helpline for its migrant workers after reports of their torture and exploitation in recent months.

Nuakhai celebrated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 : People in Odisha Saturday celebrated the agricultural festival Nuakhai with enthusiasm, offering the first harvest of the season to god.

Heavy rain forecast in Odisha, trains affected

Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 : Widespread and heavy to very heavy rain is likely in Odisha over the next two days, the weatherman said here Friday, prompting the railways to terminate some trains midway.

Shell splinters kill man in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 : A 30-year-old man was killed after splinters of a shell fired from a defence base in Odisha's Balasore district hit him, police said Friday.

Odisha CM launches Rourkela-Jagdalpur road project

Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday launched the 656-km long expressway project that will provide better connectivity between Rourkela in the state and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.

Children forced to carry corpses, panel orders probe

Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 : A rights panel has ordered Odisha to conduct a probe into allegations that two homeless children carried corpses from railway tracks and dissected them for doctors, an official said Thursday.

Centre considering Posco mining project favourably: Minister

Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 : Union Mines and Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday said the central government is considering the mining project of South Korean steel major Posco in Odisha with positivity.

NHRC notice to Odisha government on expired medicines

Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action-taken report from Odisha government on the reports that low-quality and time-expired medicines were administered to patients in the state, a petitioner said Wednesday.

BJP demands CBI probe into Odisha land scam

Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 : The BJP Tuesday staged a demonstration here demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged multi-crore land scam in Odisha.

Strike for Kosala state hits life in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 : Normal life was disrupted in many parts of western Odisha Tuesday due to a 12-hour shutdown called by Kosala Rajya Samanwaya Samiti demanding a separate Kosala state, police said.

Children forced to carry corpses in Odisha, rescued

Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : Two homeless children, who were forced to pick up corpses from railway tracks in Odisha, were rescued, an official said Monday.

Adani Group plans to invest $2 bn in Odisha power plant

Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : Gautam Adani plans to invest $2 billion to build a 2,500 megawatt power plant in Odisha.

Adani group plans power plant in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 : The Gujarat-based Adani Group expects to ink a pact with the Odisha government in next three-four months to set up a 2,500 megawatt coal based power plant in the state, a senior company official said Monday.

Teenaged girl gang-raped, killed in Odisha, three held

Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : Police Saturday detained three people for questioning in connection with the gang-rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said.

Teenaged girl gang-raped, killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : A 17-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said Saturday.

Teenaged girl gang-raped, killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 : A teenaged girl has been gang-raped and murdered in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said Saturday.

Odisha dengue cases rise to 249

Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 : The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year has risen to 249 with 60 new cases being reported in the past two days, an official said Friday.

Man kills wife in Odisha over delay in serving tea

Bhubaneshwar, Aug 22 : A 56-year-old-man killed his wife in Odisha's Dhenkanal district as she delayed serving him tea, police said Friday.

Maoist fear keeps Odisha villagers from home

Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 : At least 18 tribal families have been staying away from their homes in Odisha's Nuapada district for the last one and half years due to the fear of attack by Maoists, police said Thursday.

'Ban use of painkiller Diclofenac on animals'

Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : Indian authorities have tightened norms on the sale of pain killer drug 'Diclofenac' following a directive by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), to prevent its misuse on animals, a petitioner said Wednesday.

Probe begins into Odisha student's suicide

Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : A probe has been initiated into the suicide of a tribal woman student a week ago in Odisha's Gajapati district after she did not get her stipend released from the authorities for more than a year, an official said Wednesday.

Central government to seek report on Odisha student's suicide

Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 : The central government will seek a detailed report from Odisha on allegations that a tribal woman student committed suicide after failing to get her stipend released from the state authorities for more than a year, a union minister said Tuesday.

Odisha ordered to pay Rs.3 lakh for girl's death in school

Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha government to pay a compensation of Rs.3 lakh to the family of a minor girl who died in a school mishap last year, a petitioner said Monday.

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