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AAP hopes to emerge as alternative in 2019 Assembly polls in Odisha

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday claimed Odisha remained backward because of BJD's misrule in last 17 years and said the party would emerge as an alternative in the state in 2019 Assembly elections.

Odisha rejects centre's proposal for expert panel on Mahanadi issue
Odisha rejects centre's proposal for expert panel on Mahanadi issue

"We reject the proposal as it does not stop the construction by the Chhattisgarh government," Odisha CM said.

Congress blames Patnaik for Mahanadi river water dispute

Congress today said it would support the Odisha government to protect the state's interest in the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh but blamed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the situation.

About 52,000 primary schools have no teacher per class in Odisha

About 52 thousand government primary and upper primary schools functioning under the School and Mass Education Department in Odisha have no teacher for each class and above 41 thousand schools have no room for each class.

Odisha govt to conduct OSSTET for teachers' recruitment
Odisha govt to conduct OSSTET for teachers' recruitment

The state government has formulated guidelines for OSSTET which would be conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE).

Odisha Assembly session begins on stormy note

The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note on Wednesday with ruling BJD legislators raising slogans against the central government over the Mahanadi river water dispute.

Six electrocuted, over 20 injured as bus touches live wire in Odisha

At least six persons were electrocuted and over 20 injured when a bus came in contact with a live wire in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Tuesday.

Police special drive in Odisha in view of Panchayat polls

With panchayat polls approaching in Odisha, the police are gearing up by launching a special drive to put anti-socials in Berhampur, Boudh, Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal behind bars, as a first step.

Odisha mulls moving SC on Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh

The Odisha government is mulling to approach the Supreme Court for setting up of a tribunal under the law on inter-state water disputes to resolve the Mahanadi dispute with Chhattisgarh, an official statement said on Saturday.

Mahanadi water issue: Tripartite meeting between Centre, Odisha, Chhattisgarh to be held today
Mahanadi water issue: Tripartite meeting between Centre, Odisha, Chhattisgarh to be held today

The tripartite meeting between the Centre, Odisha and Chattisgarh over the Mahanadi water issue will be held in the national capital on Saturday.

Mahanadi water issue: Naveen vows to fight at tripartite meet

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today vowed to fight for the rights of the people at the tripartite meeting scheduled to be held in New Delhi tomorrow on the Mahanadi water issue.

Congress calls for tribunal if talks fail on Mahanadi river row
Congress calls for tribunal if talks fail on Mahanadi river row

The white paper was released here by Odisha Congress a day before the tripartite meeting called by Union Water Resources Minister in Delhi.

Ravenshaw Varsity acts tough on erring students

Acting tough, the authorities of Ravenshaw University today suspended one of their students for two years and three others for two semesters.

Heavy rain, thundershower likely in Odisha

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over interior Odisha in the period.

Speed governors mandatory for buses in Odisha

Following the death of 19 persons in a bus accident, the Odisha government on Monday made speed governors mandatory for all passenger buses in the state.

Odisha prepared for discussion on Mahanadi water issue: CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha prepared for discussion on Mahanadi water issue: CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that his government is well prepared for the tripartite meeting to be held on September 17 in Delhi on the Mahanadi river water dispute.

21 dead as bus falls off bridge in Odisha, CM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia
21 dead as bus falls off bridge in Odisha, CM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia

Of the 30 injured, at least 15 are said to be in a serious condition, the Indian Express reported.

16 killed in Odisha bus accident

At least 16 persons were killed and 25 injured when a bus fell off a bridge in Odisha`s Angul district on Friday.

2,297 killed by lightning in Odisha in 7 years

In Odisha people are getting killed in large numbers by what is perhaps the most unpredictable natural phenomenon -- lightning. In the last seven years lightning has killed 2,297 persons in the state, a figure which is much higher than the deaths caused by other natural calamities.

Political parties in Odisha begin war of words over Polavaram project

A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Centre would bear all expenses for the construction of the Polavaram project, the three major political parties of Odisha on Thursday entered into a mudslinging contest over the project.

Odisha shocker: Father forced to carry daughter's dead body after ambulance leaves them midway
Odisha shocker: Father forced to carry daughter's dead body after ambulance leaves them midway

A man was forced to carry his seven-year-old daughter’s body on Friday as the ambulance transporting them to Odisha’s Malkangiri district hospital allegedly left them midway after learning the girl had died.

RPF jawan pushed out of moving train in Odisha

Thakur was first taken to Kesinga health centre and later shifted to Bhawanipatana for treatment. 

Mystery shrouds death of college student in Odisha

Preliminary inquiry and postmortem reports showed the girl was stabbed to death.

SHOCKING: After Odisha, sons carry mother's dead body on bike for 12 km in MP
SHOCKING: After Odisha, sons carry mother's dead body on bike for 12 km in MP

The sons of 70-year-old Parvata Bai had called up the Ambulance services to take their mother to the nearby hospital after her condition worsened.

Odisha government orders probe against tainted BJD MLAs

The Odisha government on Tuesday ordered a vigilance inquiry against four Biju Janata Dal MLAs who allegedly demanded money to facilitate setting up of industries in their assembly constituencies.

Odisha officials harassing man who carried wife's corpse: Complaint

A complaint has been filed against the District Collector and Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Odisha's Kalahandi for allegedly harassing the tribal man who walked for 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders after he was denied a hearse.

Odisha shocker: No ambulance, staff break bones of woman's dead body to carry it on a sling
Odisha shocker: No ambulance, staff break bones of woman's dead body to carry it on a sling

The Odisha Human Rights Commission has asked the district collector of Balasore and Inspector General of Railway Police to enquire into the incident.

Despite public outcry over images of man carrying dead wife, Odisha gives clean chit to hospital
Despite public outcry over images of man carrying dead wife, Odisha gives clean chit to hospital

A probe into the incident by Kalahandi district collector Brundha D concluded that the man Dana Manjhi had left the hospital without informing anyone.

After tribal's walk with wife's body, Odisha launches hearse scheme

After a tribal man's 10-km walk with his wife's body on his shoulder drew widespread flak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched "Mahaprayan" scheme to help the bereaved transport the bodies of their kin from hospitals to their residences .