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Heavy rain kills one in Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 14:19

Heavy rainfall for the past three days has disrupted life in Odisha, killing one person in Boudh district, an official said Monday.

Woman suspected to be witch stripped in Odisha, 10 held

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 13:28

In a barbaric incident, a woman was stripped, tied to a pole and tortured by villagers who suspected her of practising witchcraft in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district.

Teenager arrested in connection with widow`s murder in Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 12:17

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 55-year-old widow in the town about 12 days ago, police said on Monday.

Poster campaign against Maoists in Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 15:55

A poster campaign, purportedly launched by a tribal outfit against Maoists in Malkangiri district, has condemned killing of tribals by the rebels, police said on Sunday.

Incessant rains damage houses, bridges in Odisha`s Koraput

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 14:43

At least 235 houses, four bridges and 10 small culverts were damaged in incessant rains that lashed Odisha`s Koraput district between July 27 and July 29.

10 held in Odisha for torturing old woman

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 12:46

At least 10 people were arrested for torturing an old woman last week for alleged witchcraft in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district, police said Sunday.

Maoists warn timber mafia in Koraput

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 12:28

Maoists have put up posters and banners in Odisha`s tribal district Koraput warning timber mafia against felling of trees in the district.

Man gets life in jail in Odisha for killing his father

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 12:05

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for killing his father, a police officer, three years ago.

Election of two more Odisha MLAs challenged in High Court

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 15:06

Election of a BJD MLA and that of a Congress legislator has been challenged in Orissa High Court.

Elderly couple murdered on suspicion of witchcraft

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 11:22

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district for hacking an elderly couple to death on suspicion of witchcraft, police said Saturday.