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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

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


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