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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 : 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 : 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 : 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

Man forced to walk with daughter's dead body as ambulance leaves them midway
Malkangiri (Odisha) , Sept.3 : Days after the case of Dana Majhi walking with the dead body of his wife came to the fore, another incident of medical negligence from Odisha's Malkangiri district has been reported where a man had to walk six kilometres carrying his seven-year-old daughter's body as the ambulance transporting them allegedly left them midway. Read Full Story

Govt. of Odisha, Wadhwani Foundation sign MoU for 'Smart State' initiative
New Delhi , Aug 27 : Govt. of Odisha's Department of School and Mass Education and Wadhwani Foundation's Skills Development Network (SDN) today announced a strategic partnership which aims at making Odisha a Smart State through talent development. Read Full Story

Bhawanipatna incident: Odisha CM assures stringent action against guilty
Bengaluru, Aug. 25 : Expressing grave concern over the shocking incident where a man had to carry the body of his wife from the District Headquarters Hospital in Bhawanipatna to his village on his shoulders in the absence of ambulance service, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday assured that stringent action would be initiated against those found guilty. Read Full Story

Asking money for transportation of bodies from poor is 'shameful, inhuman': Mamta Sharma
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , Aug. 26 : After a tribal man walked 10 kilometers carrying his wife's body on his shoulder on failing to get an ambulance, former National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Mamta Sharma said on Friday that asking money from the poor for transportation of bodies from government hospitals to the residence of the deceased is a shameful and inhuman act, and asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene in such cases. Read Full Story

Flood threat: Odisha Govt. sounds high alert in Mayurbhanj, Balsore districts
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 19 : The Odisha Government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balsore districts of the state as water level of Subarnarekha river has been rising at an alarming rate. Read Full Story

Incessant rain lashes several parts of Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 17 : Incessant rain unleashed many parts of coastal, north and south Odisha as a well marked low pressure over North Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood intensified into a depression. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar airport to operate 24x 7 from Sept. 1
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug 16 : In an endeavour to attract international flight operators, the Biju Patnaik International Airport will remain open round the clock from September 1. Read Full Story

Heavy downpour forecast for Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 10 : Heavy downpour forecast was issued for Odisha after more than 12 hour-spell of incessant rain unleashed many parts of the state as a well marked low pressure over Northwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression yesterday. Read Full Story

Odisha Crime Branch rescues 1,051 children in first phase of Operation Muskan-2
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 10 : As many as 1,051 missing children have been rescued by the Odisha Crime Branch during the first phase of Operation Muskan-2. Read Full Story

Incessant downpour lashes parts of coastal Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 7 : Incessant downpour unleashed on parts of coastal Odisha on Sunday, after more than a 24-hour spell of heavy rainfall. Read Full Story

More rain expected in Odisha in next 24 Hrs
Odisha, Aug 5 : Incessant rain and flooding in several parts of Odisha, which has intensified in the last 24 hours due to the low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, has wreaked havoc in the state. Read Full Story

Odisha malnutrition deaths: Central team expresses satisfaction at state govt's measures
Bhubaneshwar, Aug 3 : The Centre's fact-finding team which visited Nagada village in Jajpur district of Odisha to probe into the deaths of at least 19 children due to malnutrition in the past three months, expressed satisfaction at the state government's measures. Read Full Story

Met dept. warns of heavy rain in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 1 : The Met department has warned of heavy rain coupled with gusty surface wind in several parts of Odisha during the next 24 hours due to a low pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal. Read Full Story

A unique tribal culture awaits you in Koraput Valley
As rightly said perhaps by the architects of DESIA, a community based Rural Tourism initiative based on Responsible Travel practice in Odisha's Koraput Valley, the story of the region cannot be said through a website or in words, unless one visits here. This story is about the Odisha tribal tour, tribal people, tribal village, their believes, their rituals, their livelihood, festivals, farming, crafts and much more. Read Full Story

NHRC seeks report from Centre, Odisha Govt. over death of five tribals
Bhubaneswar, July 15 : The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Centre as well as the Odisha Government on the incident after taking suo motu cognizance of the death of five innocent tribals in Kandhamal which took place last Friday. Read Full Story

Kandhamal violence: Shutdown called off
Kandhamal (Odisha), July 12 : The shutdown called by the opposition parties-the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress-in Odisha's Kandhamal district to protest against the killing of five tribals has been called off. Read Full Story

Odisha battles dengue outbreak, situation remains critical
Bhubaneshwar, July 10 : Outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha, particularly in Cuttack and Keonjhar districts has led to panic among the people. Read Full Story

Textiles Minister inaugurates training programme for handloom weavers in Odisha
New Delhi, June 24 : Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated on Friday a 45-day long skill upgradation training programme for Scheduled Caste handloom weavers belonging to Sohlela Block in Bargarh district of Odisha. Read Full Story

Chief Minister inaugurates Tata Steel funded Eye-Care Hospital in Ganjam
Berhampur, June 11 : : Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 100-bed Tata Steel funded Super Specialty Eye Care Hospital at Samarjhola village under Hinjilicut block of Ganjam district on Saturday in the august presence of Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal and T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India and SEA . Read Full Story

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to be launched in Odisha on June 20
Bhubaneswar, June 7 : The state-level launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, a scheme for providing free LPG connections to women from BPL households, will be held in Sambalpur on June 20. Read Full Story

Pre-monsoon showers in Bhubaneswar cause heavy water-logging
Bhubaneswar, June 3 : Heavy pre-monsoon showers in Odisha on Friday caused heavy water-logging in some areas. Read Full Story

Pre-monsoon rains to hit Odisha from June 5
Bhuvaneshwar, June 2 : Pre-monsoon rains are likely to occur in Odisha from 5th of this month, as the regional MeT department said that they would occur in south and interior pockets of the state on June 6 and 7. Read Full Story

Lightning claims 17 lives in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 2 : At least seventeen people were killed and nine others injured in lightning that struck different parts of Odisha yesterday. Read Full Story

15 killed in separate incidents of lightning in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jun. 2 : At least 15 people were reported killed after lightening struck various parts of Odisha on Wednesday afternoon. Read Full Story

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan visits entrepreneurial dairy firm Milk Mantra
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May 25 : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan visited a plant run by entrepreneurialfirm Milk Mantra in Gop. Read Full Story

PM Modi holds meeting with Odisha CM on drought situation
New Delhi, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high level meeting on the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Odisha with state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Read Full Story

PM Modi to meet Odisha CM to discuss drought situation
New Delhi, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold a high level meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss drought situation in the state. Read Full Story

Odisha and Andhra still not off Cyclone Roanu's path
New Delhi, May 20 : Even as Indian naval ships rushed to Sri Lanka on Friday with relief material for the cyclone-hit nation, Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for heavy rainfall after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued cyclone warnings for both states, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Odisha CM urges PM Modi to direct ASI to take up repair of Jagamohana
New Delhi, May 19 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday talked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to direct the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to take up the repair and restoration of Jagamohana, the prayer hall of the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri at the earliest. Read Full Story

Naveen Patnaik has disappointed Odia people, says Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi, May 17 : Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that although Odisha has potential to contribute towards nation building but the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has disappointed the people of the state by not fulfilling the promises made. Read Full Story

ISRO visit Leaves 20 Odisha students starry-eyed
Bengaluru/ Kolkata, May 14 : In its bid to inspire bright young minds, Tata Steel in association with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar, an entity of Science and Technology Department of Government of Odisha, organized an exposure visit of 20 high school students of Odisha to the Satellite Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISAC) in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Odisha: Milk down the drain in protest against OMFED's non-procurement
Bargarh (Odisha), May.14 : The dairy farmers of Bargarh district yesterday spilled hundreds of litres of milk on the road in protest against the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED), which on Thursday had rejected over 20, 000 litres of milk procured from Bheden and Barpali area of the district. Read Full Story

Chief Minister of Odisha flags off 20 astronomers' visit to ISRO Bengaluru
Bhubaneswar/ Kolkata, May 8 : Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Sunday flagged off the exposure visit of the top twenty budding astronomers of the state to Satellite Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bengaluru in a function held at Naveen Niwas, Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

Chit fund scam: Impasse continues in Odisha assembly
Bhubaneswar, May. 7 : The impasse over the chit fund scam continued in the Odisha assembly with opposition Congress and Bharatiya JP demanding resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the issue. Read Full Story


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