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21 Maoists gunned down in encounter on Odisha-Andhra border
21 Maoists gunned down in encounter on Odisha-Andhra border

The Naxals were neutralised in a joint operation by the Odisha Police and their counterparts from Andhra Pradesh.

Deep depression over Bay of Bengal, likely to turn into cyclonic storm
Deep depression over Bay of Bengal, likely to turn into cyclonic storm

A depression over east-central Bay of Bengal moved east-north-eastwards, intensified into a deep depression today and lay centered over Bay of Bengal.

Odisha hospital fire: Death toll mounts to 26 as two more succumb to injuries
Odisha hospital fire: Death toll mounts to 26 as two more succumb to injuries

The death toll in Odisha`s SUM Hospital fire has mounted to 26, as a person undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital here succumbed to injuries on Saturday, a health official said.

Odisha Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigns over hospital fire tragedy
Odisha Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigns over hospital fire tragedy

His resignation came after Union Health Minister J P Nadda pointed out faults in the safety measures at the Sum Hospital.

454 people, 388 elephants died in man-animal conflict in Odisha in 6 years

Odisha has seen terrible human-animal conflict in the last six years, resulting in the deaths of 454 people and 2,261 animals, including 388 elephants, a Forest Department report said.

Odisha SUM hospital inferno: More patients succumb to injuries, death toll reaches 24
Odisha SUM hospital inferno: More patients succumb to injuries, death toll reaches 24

On Friday, the death toll in the deadly SUM hospital inferno has risen to 24.Earlier, Manoj Naik, owner of Bhubaneswar`s SUM Hospital was arrested by the state police on Thursday morning.

Bhubaneswar fire: Odisha CM vows strict punishment for guilty as SUM hospital owner Manoj Nayak surrenders
Bhubaneswar fire: Odisha CM vows strict punishment for guilty as SUM hospital owner Manoj Nayak surrenders

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said that those found to be guilty in the SUM hospital fire mishap case won't be spared.

Bhubaneswar fire: SUM hospital chairman Manoj Nayak surrenders
Bhubaneswar fire: SUM hospital chairman Manoj Nayak surrenders

A day after the Odisha Police issued a Look Out notice against Manoj Nayak and his wife Saswati Das, SUM Hospital founder on Thursday surrendered.

Odisha's SUM hospital had no fire clearance

The SUM Hospital here, where a devastating blaze on Monday claimed 21 lives, was running without fire safety clearance, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said on Wednesday, even as the police issued a 'Lookout Circular' against two members of the trust that runs the facility.

PM Modi sanctions Rs 2 lakh each to Odisha hospital fire victims' families

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sanctioned an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those killed in the Odisha hospital fire.

Bhubaneswar fire tragedy: Look Out Circular issued against hospital trustees
Bhubaneswar fire tragedy: Look Out Circular issued against hospital trustees

Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack on Wednesday issued a 'Look Out Circular' against two senior members of Sikshya O Anusandhan Charitable Trust which runs the hospital.

SUM hospital fire tragedy: JP Nadda calls for punitive action, NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt
SUM hospital fire tragedy: JP Nadda calls for punitive action, NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday inspected the SUM hospital where a massive fire mishap had claimed the lives of at least 20 people on Monday.

Bhubaneswar fire tragedy: Sum Hospital superintendent, three others arrested
Bhubaneswar fire tragedy: Sum Hospital superintendent, three others arrested

Most of the deaths in the four-storey Sum hospital took place due to suffocation and asphyxiation.

Bhubaneswar fire tragedy: FIR filed against SUM Hospital for negligence; 24 dead
Bhubaneswar fire tragedy: FIR filed against SUM Hospital for negligence; 24 dead

The authorities of Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, which runs the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the victims' families.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: Death toll rises to 24; PM Narendra Modi assures all support from Centre
Bhubaneswar hospital fire: Death toll rises to 24; PM Narendra Modi assures all support from Centre

The death toll in the Bhubaneswar's Sum Hospital fire has risen to 24.

22 killed in Bhubaneswar fire, short circuit likely to be reason; three SUM Hospital employees suspended
22 killed in Bhubaneswar fire, short circuit likely to be reason; three SUM Hospital employees suspended

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has ordered a RDC-level probe into a fire that broke out at SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on Monday evening.

Centre ready to help Odisha in tackling fire incident: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said that the Central Government was ready to extend any help required to tackle the fire incident that killed at least 22 persons at a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar.

Video - Patients being evacuated after fire broke out in Bhubaneswar hospital

More than 15 patients are reported to have died in the fire at Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: Helpline number - 9439991226

At least 17 patients died in a fire that broke out at the Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Japanese Encephalitis toll climbs to 53 in Odisha

With the death of two more children, the toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) on Saturday went up to 53 in over a month in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district of Odisha.

Markandey Katju stirs up controversy, writes derogatory remarks about Odisha and its people – Read here
Markandey Katju stirs up controversy, writes derogatory remarks about Odisha and its people – Read here

Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju later apologised on Facebook for his remarks.

In Bhubaneswar, girls teach eve-teasers a Karate lesson

In an act of bravery, a group of karate-trained girls in the city thrashed five eve teasers and handed them over to the police recently.

Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha: Death toll plumps to 48 as three more succumb

Three more persons died of Japanese Encephalitis virus on Wednesday in Odisha`s Malkangiri district, taking the death toll to 48.

Japanese Encephalitis death toll rises to 38 in Odisha

The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis has reached 38 in Odisha's Malkangiri district while the disease continues to spread its tentacles to other districts.

Former Odisha CM's son charges wife with harassment, extramarital affair

Sishir Gamang, son of former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang, on Saturday charged his wife with harassment, torture of their minor son and an extramarital affair.

Four railway officials suspended for Odisha train accident

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday ordered a thorough probe into the accident.

Two dead, many injured in collision between passenger and goods train in Odisha; Suresh Prabhu orders probe
Two dead, many injured in collision between passenger and goods train in Odisha; Suresh Prabhu orders probe

Passenger train (number 78408) hit the good train (BCN-DANKUNI) from behind in Odisha.

Odisha: Daughters dismantle own roof top to collect wood for mother's funeral

After the shocking incident of Dana Majhi who carried his dead wife`s body for 10 kms in Odisha`s Kalahandi district, another tragic incident has surfaced in the state where daughters had to dismantle the roof of their home to collect wood for their mother`s funeral.

Action to be taken in the Kandhamal Police firing incident: CM
Action to be taken in the Kandhamal Police firing incident: CM

Patnaik said the incident took place at Gumudumaha village under Baliguda block of Kandhamal district during an anti-Maoist operation by SOG personnel on July 8.