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Five Odisha poll officials believed abducted by Maoists

Panchayat elections in Odisha will begin from February 13 and conclude on February 21.

Seashore Group ponzi scam: CBI raids 36 places in Odisha

The CBI today carried out searches at 36 locations in Odisha in connection with the Seashore Group ponzi scam.

Four killed in road mishap in Odisha's Jajpur

Four persons, including two women, were killed today when the car in which they were travelling rammed into a parked truck at Jaraka bazar on NH-5 in Odisha's Jajpur district.

SEC announces Odisha Panchayat Polls schedule
SEC announces Odisha Panchayat Polls schedule

The elections will be conducted in five phases in 852 Zilla Parishad zones of 314 blocks, SEC Secretary Rabindra Sahu said.

Odisha: Deprived of hearse service, father carries dead daughter on shoulder - Watch

The ordeal of Gati Dhibar is similar to Dana Majhi, a man who carried his dead wife on the shoulder for 13 kilometres.

Punjab elections 2017: Former Army chief JJ Singh may take on Amarinder Singh from Patiala

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh may see himself locked in an electoral battle with another former soldier, J J Singh, for the Patiala assembly seat during the polls in the state.

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm lash different parts of western Odisha

Unseasonal rain and hailstorm lashed different parts of western Odisha including industrial town of Jharsuguda town last evening.

Odisha: Anti-social arrested in Ganjam following encounter

An anti-social, allegedly involved in at least eight heinous crimes in Odisha's Ganjam district, was arrested by police following an encounter in Chanchadapalli-Barapalli jungle, police said today.

Coast Guard rescue 6 fishermen from mid-sea off Paradip coast

The Coast Guard rescued six crew members of a fishing boat that had developed technical snag at sea about 80 nautical miles south of Paradip in Odisha, officials said today.

SEC announces five-phase Odisha panchayat polls from Feb 13
SEC announces five-phase Odisha panchayat polls from Feb 13

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced dates for panchayat polls in Odisha.

Odisha Congress vice-president Pradeep Majhi ends six-day fast

 Odisha Congress vice-president Pradeep Majhi and other party leaders today ended their six-day hunger strike after submitting a memorandum to Governor S C Jamir and announced to intensify its stir against the government's "anti-tribal" atittude.

Opposition calls Malkangiri bandh protesting Naveen Patnaik's visit

Opposition Congress and BJP today separately called for a bandh in the Japanese Encephalitis-hit Malkangiri district of Odisha ahead of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's one-day visit scheduled tomorrow, even as ruling BJD criticised their move calling it one "challenging democracy".

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks inclusion of Odia language in NEET
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks inclusion of Odia language in NEET

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for inclusion of Odia language as a medium of examination in the prestigious National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses.

BJP-BJD workers clash during Bhubaneswar shutdown

Normal life came to a standstill in the Odisha capital as the BJP workers picketed and blocked roads causing inconvenience to the commuters.
 

Intense cold wave grips Odisha, Himachal Pradesh

The regional meteorology centre in Bhubaneswar said, the only other place to have dipped below five degrees was Phulbani which stood at 4.6 degree Celsius.

Floor of meeting hall of panchayat office collapses in Odisha's Ganjam, 15 women injured

At least 15 women were injured on Monday when the floor of the meeting hall of panchayat office caved in at Pitala in Ganjam district, police said.

Rains likely in some parts of Odisha in next 24 hours

Rain or thundershower accompanied by gusty surface wind is likely to lash some areas of Odisha in next 24 hours due to very severe cyclonic storm 'VARDAH' over Bay of Bengal even as fishermen were asked not to venture into sea.

CM Naveen Patnaik creating emergency-like situation in Odisha: BJP

"The Chief Minister has created a situation akin to political Emergency. Odisha is the only state where opposition workers are arrested before the his visit to any place," BJP said.

Odisha Police seizes Rs 1.43 crore in Sambalpur; eight arrested, arms recovered
Odisha Police seizes Rs 1.43 crore in Sambalpur; eight arrested, arms recovered

At least Rs 1.4 crore were seized and eight persons were arrested in Odisha's Sambalpur on Sunday. 

Odisha comedian's face blackened for comment on Lord Jagannath

With ink on his face and body, popular Odia comedian Tattwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pompom was seen begging for forgiveness by holding his ears inside his car.

Orissa HC grants advance bail to SUM hospital trustees
Orissa HC grants advance bail to SUM hospital trustees

Justice Debabrata Dash allowed the advance bail pleas of Saswati and Arati, who are the members of the Trust that runs the hospital.

NIT-Calicut threatens to expel girls if found `roaming` with boys on campus – Read the full `warning notice` here
NIT-Calicut threatens to expel girls if found `roaming` with boys on campus – Read the full `warning notice` here

The “warning notice” was issued by ladies hostel warden S Bhuvaneswari on Tuesday. It was, however, taken down on Wednesday following widespread condemnation.

Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance
Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said 11.61 lakh farmers across the state will get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance for Kharif season of 2015.

One arrested in Odisha with fake Rs 2,000 notes

A youth was arrested in Odisha on charges of circulating counterfeits of newly-released Rs 2,000 notes, said police on Tuesday.

Odisha seeks tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water issue
Odisha seeks tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water issue

Odisha also urged the union ministry to direct the Chhattisgarh government to stop construction of barrages over the Mahanadi river with immediate effect.

Naxals' diktat leaves Odisha villagers with no option but to flee for safety

At least 30 people have recently fled Dabuguda village of Odisha`s Malkangiri district after Naxals, whose strength is dwindling after the September 24 encounter, issued a diktat that one member from each family will have to join their organisation.

Rumours of ban on Rs 10 coins trigger panic in Odisha

Small traders and auto-rickshaw drivers are not accepting the Rs 10 coins. Many local shops and vendors have also stopped taking the coins.

Odisha youth arrested trying to deposit fake notes

A youth was arrested by Odisha police when he was trying to deposit fake currency notes at a bank at Khurda town, near here, amid the rush of customers depositing money following the demonetisation of high-value currency notes.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches signature campaign on Mahanadi, Polavaram
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches signature campaign on Mahanadi, Polavaram

Patnaik became the first signatory to the memorandum, which will be submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee. It is proposed to contain at least one signature from all the 87 lakh families of the state, BJD sources said.

NSUI workers, annoyed with Rahul, shout at Cong leader

NSUI activists on Wednesday barged into the hotel room of Congress general secretary in-charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad here and shouted at him over the non-participation of any senior party leader at the funeral of Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, a reputed Odisha Congress leader, who passed away at a private hospital in Gurugram on Sunday night.