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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

State Budget 2017-18 fiscal presented in Orissa Legislative Assembly
New Delhi , Feb 27 : Finance Minister Pradeep Kumar Amat on Monday presented the State Budget for 2017-18 fiscal in the session of Orissa Legislative Assembly to review several new features after changes made in line with the Union Budget such as merger of non-plan and plan expenditure. Read Full Story

BJD, Congress should apologise: Dharmendra Pradhan
Bhubneshwar (Orissa) , Feb.25: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has asked the BJD and the Congress to apologise for failing to usher in development, rather than criticising Prime Minister Modi's remark on the state. Read Full Story

BJP making a mark in Odisha through its popular schemes: Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi, , Feb. 24 : Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making a mark in Odisha because of its popular schemes. Read Full Story

Bhubaneswar: Visually impaired candidate clears OPSC examination
Bhubaneswar, (Odisha), Feb. 21 : Emerging as a champion against all odds by clearing the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) examination held in 2015, Sanyasi Behera, a visually-impaired candidate from Bhubaneswar has demonstrated how it is possible to fulfill one's aspirations through dedication and hard work. Read Full Story

Odisha: Polling begins for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections
Bhubaneswar , Feb. 21 : Polling has begun for the fifth and final phase of three-tier Panchayat polls in 26 districts of Odisha. Read Full Story

Humans are still the leading threat to Odisha's Olive Ridley Turtles
By Vivan Sharma, Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Feb.18 : I had read about Odisha's Olive Ridley turtles and seen them on television programmes and had hoped that someday, sometime, I would get a chance to see them on a beach near the sea. Read Full Story

Odisha: PLFI Naxals killed in police encounter in Sundergarh district
Sundergarh (Odisha) , Feb 9 : At least two Naxals of Peoples' Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were killed in an encounter with the police in Odisha's Sundergarh district on Thursday. Read Full Story

Odisha: Death toll in Koraput landmine blast climbs to seven
Koraput (Odisha) , Feb. 2 : The death toll in Koraput landmine blast has rose to seven. Read Full Story

Odisha CM writes to PM Modi over Mahanadi dispute
Bhubaneswar (Odisha)[India], Jan. 29 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rejecting the negotiation committee formed by the Centre to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute and added that it will only delay setting up of the tribunal to allow Chhattisgarh to complete construction of the disputed projects. Read Full Story

Odisha CM writes to PM Modi over Mahanadi dispute
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Jan. 28: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rejecting the negotiation committee formed by the Centre to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute and added that it will only delay setting up of the tribunal to allow Chhattisgarh to complete construction of the disputed projects. Read Full Story

Breaking stereotypes: In a first, eunuch ties knot with man in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Jan. 27 : They are looked down upon, considered as an inferior community and have to even face the glares of the society, but breaking all the barriers and stereotypes, the transgender community continues to fight for their rights and grab every rare and delicious morsel of happiness. Read Full Story

Odisha's sand artist creates sculpture to mark 68th Republic Day
New Delhi , Jan. 26 : Renowned artists Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand sculptures on the shore of Puri Beach of Odisha to mark the 68th Republic Day of India. Read Full Story

Mining companies seek permission to resume mining in Odisha
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Several companies including Essel Mining and Sarda Mines moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking permission to resume mining in Odisha. Read Full Story

Odisha chit fund scam : CBI conducts raids BJD MP's residence
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 : : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted raids at 25 places in and outside Odisha including houses of ruling Biju Janata Dal MP Rabindra Jena in connection with the Seashore Group chit fund scam, reports said. Read Full Story

Odisha: CBI arrests Rourkela Steel Plant Executive Director on graft charges
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Jan. 9 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested Rourkela Steel Plant Executive Director B.P. Burma allegedly for taking bribe. Read Full Story

Odisha shocker! Disabled man thrashed by RPF staff for stealing mobile
Balasore, (Odisha), , Jan. 8 : In a shocking incident, a specially abled man was thrashed by the Railway Police in Balasore district of Odisha for allegedly stealing a mobile phone. Read Full Story

Odisha: Tribals used as votebank but denied facilities, says Juvenile Justice Board
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , Jan. 7 : The Juvenile Justice Board of Odisha on Saturday termed the shocking incident of man carrying his dead daughter on shoulder after failing to get a hearse van as 'shameful', adding that the tribals are used as votebank by politicians during elections but when they are in need, they are deprived of even the basic facilities. Read Full Story

Odisha: Deprived of hearse service, father carries dead daughter on shoulder
Angul (Odisha), Jan. 7: It seems like the Odisha Government has not learnt from its past mistake as yet another shocking incident that reminds the tragic memories of Dana Majhi episode has come to fore wherein a man on Wednesday carried his dead daughter on shoulder after failing to get a hearse van. Read Full Story

Rose Valley Chit-Fund scam: Tapas Pal sent to 14-day judicial custody
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , Jan. 6 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Friday sent Trinamool Congress (TMC) Member of Parliament (MP) Tapas Pal on 14-day judicial custody in connection with the Rose Valley Chit-Fund scam. Read Full Story

Delhi: Pravasi Odiya Yuva forum protest against BJD government
New Delhi , Jan. 6 : The Pravasi Odiya Yuva forum on Friday held a protest at Odisha Bhawan against Biju Janata Dal (BJD) demanding BMC Mayor's, Anant Narayan Jena interrogation for his alleged involvement in connection with the mysterious death of Rishi, an engineering student, and an immoral act shown in a video clipping circulated in social media. Read Full Story

Rose Valley: Tapas Pal's CBI custody extended by 3 days
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 : A local court in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday extended arrested actor-turned-Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal's CBI custody by three days, reports said. Read Full Story

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm lash different parts of western Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Jan. 3 : Unseasonal rain and hailstorm lashed different parts of western Odisha including industrial town of Jharsuguda town last evening. Read Full Story

Bargarh in Odisha hosts one of the world's largest open air theatre festival
Bargarh, Odisha, Jan 2 : Bargarh, about 50km from Sambalpur town in western Odisha, is celebrating its annual Dhanu Jatra festival from Monday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Bargarh in Odisha hosts one of the world's largest open air theatre festival
Bargarh, Odisha, Jan 2 : Bargarh, about 50km from Sambalpur town in western Odisha, is celebrating its annual Dhanu Jatra festival from Monday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Centre confirms of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza Virus in Odisha's Keranga village
New Delhi , Dec. 27 : The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has informed the Odisha Government regarding the confirmation of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus in Keranga village of Khordha district of the state. Read Full Story

Odisha panchayat polls to begin from Feb 13
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Dec. 27 : The Odisha Election Commission on Tuesday announced dates for panchayat polls in the state. Read Full Story

Odisha: One killed, 10 injured in picnic bus accident
Nayagarh (Odisha) [India], Dec.26 (ANI): At least one person was killed and 10 others injured on Monday after a picnic bus carrying students met with an accident near Maichheli village of Odisha's Nayagarh district. Read Full Story

Odisha artist creates 1,000 sand sculptures of Santa Claus
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec. 26 (ANI): Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created around 1,000 sculptures of Santa Claus in Odisha during the Christmas weekend in an attempt to create a world record. Read Full Story

Unique tribal dance festival ends in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Dec. 19 : A three-day National Tribal Dance Festival, 2016, a forum which showcases different tribal dances, concluded in Bhubaneshwar's Utkal Mandap area. Read Full Story

Konark Dance Festival leaves audience mesmerized
Konark (Odisha) [India], Dec. 5 : The five-day long Konark Dance Festival, which kick-started From December 1, has attracted renowned dance experts and lovers from all across the world. Read Full Story

Jaitley to address Odisha's largest ever investors' meet today
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Thursday address a seminar on 'Indian Economy: The New Normal' at the largest ever investors' meet, which aims to showcase the state as a favoured investment destination for both metal and non-metal industries. Read Full Story

Vedanta lays foundation stone of Government Medical College in Kalahandi, Odisha
New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): Vedanta Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company, has partnered with the State Government of Odisha to set-up a Government Medical College in Bhangabari at Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi District. Read Full Story

Pradhan tells Odisha Govt. demonetisation no reason to shut educational institution
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Nov. 28 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday questioned the Government of Odisha as to why it had decided to close all government run schools and colleges citing demonetisation as an excuse. Read Full Story

72 women among 222 Maoist supporters surrender in Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov. 22 : As many as 222 Maoist supporters, including 77 women, on Tuesday surrendered before the Odisha Police in Malkangiri district. Read Full Story

Demonetisation crisis: Odisha CM asks PM Modi to exempt PAN Card provision for bank deposits
New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the effects of demonetisation in his state and sought exemption from submission of PAN card number for people belonging to the scheduled areas for bank deposits beyond Rs. 50,000. Read Full Story

Naxals' diktat leaves Odisha villagers with no option but to flee for safety
Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov. 18 : At least 30 people have recently fled Dabuguda village of Odisha's Malkangiri district after Naxals, whose strength is dwindling after the September 24 encounter, issued a diktat that one member from each family will have to join their organisation. Read Full Story

PM Modi to be briefed on Odisha Japanese encephalitis outbreak in Malkangiri
Malkangiri (Odisha) Nov. 14 : Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday visited Odisha's Malkangiri district to take stock of the situation, as more than 100 children have fallen victim to the deadly Japanese encephalitis virus. Read Full Story

Global surfers for surfing festival in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Nov.14 (ANI): Scores of surfers have gathered in Konark city, Odisha, for the fifth edition of the India Surfing Festival. Read Full Story

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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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 (ANI): 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


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