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BJP's National Executive Meet in Odisha, Day 2: PM Modi visits Lingaraj Temple
BJP's National Executive Meet in Odisha, Day 2: PM Modi visits Lingaraj Temple

BJP's National Executive Meet is going on in Odisha. 

Odisha: PM Narendra Modi meets Paika Rebellion freedom fighters' kin
Odisha: PM Narendra Modi meets Paika Rebellion freedom fighters' kin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met the family members of the freedom fighters, who undertook an armed rebellion against the British rulers in the state in 1817.

At national executive, BJP underlines commitment for ram temple

However, he added that the party's manifesto has made it clear that it is for a grand temple in the Uttar Pradesh town.

Aim for victory from panchayat to Parliament to cement pan-India presence: Amit Shah at BJP National Executive meet
Aim for victory from panchayat to Parliament to cement pan-India presence: Amit Shah at BJP National Executive meet

The main agenda of the meet is to discuss ways to increase BJP's political footprint and plan a roadmap for the assembly and Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

BJP conclave in Bhubaneswar: PM Modi gets rousing welcome during roadshow
BJP conclave in Bhubaneswar: PM Modi gets rousing welcome during roadshow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a rousing welcome by the people here today during his 9 -km roadshow that he held soon after arriving at the city airport to attend the BJP national executive meet.

BJP's 'Look East Policy': Two-day national executive meet in Odisha to begin today; PM Narendra Modi to arrive at 3:30 pm
BJP's 'Look East Policy': Two-day national executive meet in Odisha to begin today; PM Narendra Modi to arrive at 3:30 pm

BJP's two-day national executive meeting will begin here on Saturday with all the party bigwigs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joining the deliberations.

BJP to make Odisha as laboratory for welfare schemes: Dharmendra Pradhan

The BJP on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to make Odisha the laboratory of welfare schemes for the poor.

Low pressure over Bay of Bengal, rain likely in coastal Odisha

Rain and thundershower coupled with gusty surface wind are likely at some places in coastal Odisha and adjoining areas by Saturday due to a well marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.

Odisha renames highways as urban roads to beat liquor vends ban

In a bid to avoid closure of liquor shops in the state in the wake of a Supreme Court order, the Odisha government has renamed the state highways passing through cities and towns as `urban roads`.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik visits violence-hit Bhadrak as situation improves
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik visits violence-hit Bhadrak as situation improves

As the violence-hit town turned near normal, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited Bhadrak and promised stern action against those responsible for violence and full compensation to all who suffered loss.

Odisha: Curfew relaxed till 4 pm in Bhadrak

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. on Wednesday.

Bhadrak violence: Curfew relaxed till 2 pm, dozens arrested
Bhadrak violence: Curfew relaxed till 2 pm, dozens arrested

Curfew has been relaxed till 2 pm on Tuesday in Odisha`s Bhadrak town, which was rocked with violence over alleged abusive comments against Hindu deities on Facebook.

Curfew relaxed in Odisha's Bhadrak for 6 hrs, 80 arrested
Curfew relaxed in Odisha's Bhadrak for 6 hrs, 80 arrested

Curfew was relaxed for six hours on Monday in Bhadrak, where 80 people were arrested in connection with violence triggered by abusive remarks against Hindu deities, even as social media platforms remained blocked in the area to prevent spread of rumours.

Curfew relaxed in violence-hit Bhadrak town in Odisha

With a gradual improvement in the situation in trouble-torn Bhadrak town in Odisha, the administration on Monday relaxed curfew for six hours even as social media platforms remained blocked.

Curfew relaxed for six hours in Bhadrak, social media blocked

Curfew was relaxed for six hours here on Monday even as social media platforms remained blocked in the area and probe stepped up against rumormongers and into alleged abusive remarks on Hindu deities that triggered violence in the town.

Deadline for Ganjam farmers to register names extended

The deadline for farmers in Ganjam district to register their names online for paddy procurement has been extended till April 15.

Odisha violence: Flag march by RAF-CRPF, curfew relaxed in Bhadrak
Odisha violence: Flag march by RAF-CRPF, curfew relaxed in Bhadrak

The Rapid Action Force (RAF) and CRPF took out a flag march even as curfew was relaxed for four hours on Sunday in Bhadrak town where violence had broken out over alleged abusive remarks against Hindu deities on social media.

Probe begins into communal violence in Odisha's Bhadrak town, curfew reimposed

The Crime Branch of the Odisha Police has begun an investigation into an incidence of communal violence last week in Bhadrak town where the curfew was reimposed till Monday morning.

Curfew re-imposed in Bhadrak as crime branch begins probe

Curfew has been re-imposed in Bhadrak region as the Odisha Police's crime branch today began its probe into the recent violence.

Protests break out in Odisha over Facebook post against Lord Ram; Sec 144 imposed
Protests break out in Odisha over Facebook post against Lord Ram; Sec 144 imposed

According to ANI, Section 144 has been imposed in Bhadrak, Dhamnagar and Basudevpur areas following protests. 

6-year-old girl shows exemplary courage, confronts furious crocodile to save friend from claws of death
6-year-old girl shows exemplary courage, confronts furious crocodile to save friend from claws of death

It's an amazing story telling how extraordinary courage of a 6-year-old girl saved her friend's life.

Class IX girl raped by classmate in Odisha, three others videograph crime

A class IX girl student was allegedly raped by one of her classmates, while three others videographed the act in Nayagarh district of Odisha, said police on Monday.

Minor girl raped inside Jagannath temple

A physically challenged minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth inside the premises of Lord Jagannath temple here, police said on Sunday.

Girl raped inside Lord Jagannath temple
Girl raped inside Lord Jagannath temple

A physically challenged minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth inside the premises of Lord Jagannath temple here, police said today.

Mercury touches 44 deg C, Odisha sizzles under intense heat

At least 13 places in the state recorded temperature above 40 degrees Celsius.

Maoists attack Odisha railway station, put up posters against PM Narendra Modi's visit
Maoists attack Odisha railway station, put up posters against PM Narendra Modi's visit

The Prime Minister will be in Odisha on April 15 and 16 to attend BJP's national executive meeting.

Odisha: Villagers thrash teacher for sexually assaulting students
Odisha: Villagers thrash teacher for sexually assaulting students

Villagers of Odisha's Baripada on Wednesday beat up a school teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting girl students of Marakandi primary school.

SHAME! Teen gang-raped by five including cousin for week in Odisha's Ganjam

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by five people, including a cousin for over a week in a forest in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.

Canadian citizen abducted from Koraput, Centre seeks report from Odisha govt

A Canadian citizen has been abducted in Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday.