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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

Odisha: Situation tense in flood-struck Jajpur
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , July 29 : Even as the district of Sundergarh returned to normalcy after the water level in the Brahmani, Koel and Ib rivers receded there, flood situation is continuing in the districts in the downstream. Read Full Story

Odisha: Four awarded life imprisonment in BJD leader's murder
Titlagarh (Odisha) , July 29 : The four accused in the high-profile murder case of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) state youth general secretary Abhimanyu Sahu have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Read Full Story

BJP's Odisha delegation meets EC to disqualify CM Patnaik
New Delhi , Jul 27 : An Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by party leader Sambit Patra on Thursday met the Election Commission seeking to disqualify Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as MLA over alleged irregularities in the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) election-funding. Read Full Story

Odisha: Woman falls into drain, dies
Dharamgarh (Odisha) , July 27 : A woman died on Thursday after she fell into an incomplete drain in town Dharamgarh of Odisha's Kalahandi. Read Full Story

BJD Donation row: BJP, Congress demand impartial enquiry
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), July 23: Following reports emerging of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) receiving huge cash donations from anonymous sources in a dubious manner, leader of the Opposition in the Odisha Assembly Narasingha Mishra on Sunday dubbed it as a clear case of 'corruption' and demanded an impartial enquiry into the matter. Read Full Story

Odisha: Husband punished as wife doesn't cast vote in favour of Nayab Sarpanch candidate
Angul (Odisha) , July 07 : A man in Odisha's Ragudiapada village was was punished by a kangaroo court to beat a gong around 13 villages as his wife did not cast her vote in favour of a Nayab Sarpanch candidate. Read Full Story

Odisha backward courtesy inefficient BJD: Amit Shah
Jajpur (Odisha) , July 5 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday, while guaranteeing of making Odisha the best state in the country, said the backwardness of the state is due to the inefficiency of the State Government. Read Full Story

BJP committed to bring change in Odisha: Amit Shah
Behrampur (Odisha) , July 04 : Setting the tone for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Odisha which will go to polls in 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday said the saffron party is concerned to bring change in the state and is committed for the upliftment of the people. Read Full Story

Odisha: Amit Shah meets grieving family of BJP leader killed in poll violence
Khurda (Odisha) , July 4, : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday met mother of Chitrasen Jena, a BJP youth leader who was killed in the post Panchayat polls violence. Read Full Story

Successful flight test of short-range missile off Odisha coast
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , July 3 : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday developed short-range Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM), which successfully flight tested from Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur's Odisha Coast. Read Full Story

Bahuda Yatra: The Trinity returns to their abode
New Delhi , July 3 : Completing the Pahandi rituals, the sibling deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, are returning to their abode today. Read Full Story

Odisha: New Kalinga stadium to host 22nd AAC
Kalinga (Bhubaneshwar) , July 02 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the new Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar yesterday, which will host the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships (ACC) from July 5-9. Read Full Story

Odisha shocker: Four home guards forced to 'kneel down' over improper uniform
Mayurbhanj (Odisha) , June 28: In a bizarre incident, four Home Guards, including a female cop were asked to kneel down with their hands up in punishment for wearing improper uniform in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district. Read Full Story

AFI goes social for 22nd Asian Athletics Championship
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , June 28 : Odisha is ready and raring to host the prestigious 22nd Asian Athletics Championships at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Read Full Story

Odisha: Six-year old stabbed to death by minor
Jaipur (Odisha) , June 26 : In a shocking incident, a six-year old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by a 12-year-old boy in Baragadia area of Odisha's Jaipur district. Read Full Story

Odisha's Puri abuzz with pilgrims as Rath Yatra begins
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) June 25 : A heavy downpour in Puri did not prevent devotees from joining up for the celebrated and world famous annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra on Sunday. Read Full Story

Balasore gears up for Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra
Balasore (Odisha) , June 22 : Balasore city in Odisha is all set to witness the annual Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra from the majestic Emami Jagannath Temple on June 25. Read Full Story

Odisha to host 22nd Asian Athletic Championships
New Delhi ,June 21 : The Government of Odisha and the Athletics Federation of India have pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in record time. Read Full Story

Humanity shamed again! Denied ambulance, man carries infant's dead body in arms
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 21 : Another incident of apathy towards the poor has come to fore. Read Full Story

Construction of chariots on for Puri's famed Jagannath Rath Yatra
Puri (Orissa) , June 20 : The construction of chariots for the world famous 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannath in Odisha is in full swing. The festival will be observed on June 25 (Sunday). Read Full Story

Odisha: Two mentally-challenged brothers thrashed, tied to pole for alleged child theft
Mayurbhanj (Odisha) , June 19 : Two mentally-retarded brothers were brutally thrashed and tied to a wooden pole for allegedly kidnapping a child here in Baripada. Read Full Story

Odisha: Three arrested for illegally transporting 376 tortoises
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 16 : The Chitrakonda Police in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Friday seized a tortoise-laden pick up van and arrested three persons for carrying the amphibious animals. Read Full Story

Odisha: Father carries daughter's corpse on stretcher
Kandhamal (Odisha) , June 15 : A father carried the dead body of her minor daughter on the district medical stretcher to his village, in perhaps yet another shameful incident. Read Full Story

Pradhan pulls up Odisha CM for "late" anti- corruption directive
Cuttack (Odisha) , June 12 : Coming down heavily on Naveen Patnaik for directing the government officers to stop receiving bribes as commission from contractors, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said it took 17 years for the Odisha Chief Minister to wake up to the corrupt practices that has been prevalent under the BJD's rule. Read Full Story

Youth Congress workers arrested for hurling eggs at Agriculture Minister
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), June 10 : Bhubaneswar Police on Saturday arrested five persons, including Youth Congress President Lokanath Maharathi for allegedly hurling eggs at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh's vehicle near the State Guest House here. Read Full Story

Odisha: Naxal couple with Rs. nine lakh bounty surrenders
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 7 : A Naxal couple with a bounty of Rs. nine lakh on their heads surrendered before the Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP) here. Read Full Story

Odisha: SOG jawan killed, 10 injured in Maoist ambush
Kandhamal (Odisha) June 5 : One Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan lost his life while 10 others sustained injuries due to a Maoist ambush in the forest area near Khamankhol under Baliguda sub-division in Kandhamal district of Odisha. Read Full Story

Odisha: Naxal commander killed, explosives seized
Malkangiri (Odisha) , June 3 : Naxal commander Chinnabai was killed by the District Voluntary Force (DVF) during an encounter at Kapatuti Jungle under Chitrakonda police limits. Read Full Story

This cricket museum is attracting fans in Odisha
Cuttack (Odisha) , June 2 : Saroj Ranjan, a cricket fan, has become a centre of attraction these days in Odisha's Cuttack. Read Full Story

Govt. credits people's faith for its achievement
Gunupur (Odisha) , May 31 : As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised its first 'Modi Fest', marking three years of the NDA Government at the Centre, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the people's enthusiasm seen in the fest, indicates their trust on the government. Read Full Story

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

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