Odisha News

Over 500 kids rescued by Odisha Police in January

Odisha Police rescued at least 515 missing children in January as part of its 'Operation Smile-II' programme, a top official said on Monday.

Suspected terrorists escape from Odisha hotel before police raid
Suspected terrorists escape from Odisha hotel before police raid

Just before a police raid took place at a hotel in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday, four foreign nationals, suspected to be terrorists managed to escape from there.

9 die as coal laden truck rams into van in Odisha

At least nine persons, including two women and a child, were on Monday killed when a coal laden truck rammed into a van near Chainpal square here on the National Highway 149, police said.

Odisha doctor burns 15-day-old with iron rods to 'cure' her, arrested

A 15-day-old girl child, who was branded with hot iron roads allegedly by a 'dishari' (witch doctor) to "cure" her, on Monday died at Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

Two Maoists killed in Odisha gun battle

Self-styled Kalinganagar divisional committee secretary Susil Lingo and his wife Sony were killed in the gunfight with the Special Operations Group and Odisha Police.

Public outcry in Odisha over rape of minor girl

The rape of a nine-year-old girl in Khurda district of Odisha on Wednesday has led to widespread public outcry and prompted the state government to announce financial and medical assistance for the victim and her family.

Report sought on "Jagannath temple" of ISKCON in Puri

The state government's action came in response to a statewide outcry over the alleged bid of the ISKCON to build the second Jagannath Temple at Puri.

32-kg IED found in Gajapati dist of Odisha

 A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Maoists was found in Odisha's Gajapati district, police said today.

Basant Panda is new Odisha BJP president

The 54-year-old legislator from Nuapada replaces Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo.

Air India flight stranded for two hours as airline has no pilot!
Air India flight stranded for two hours as airline has no pilot!

Airline's flight AI-75 was scheduled to depart for Bhubaneswar at 1100 hours this morning. 

BJD-BJP deal subverting CBI probe in chitfund scam: Ramesh

Modi acted like ventilator and CBI as oxygen cylinder, Naveen Patnaik happened to be the patient as the CBI probe in chitfund scam slowed down, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.

Ex-CPI(M) MLA held in molestation case

Acharjee was asked to come to Amarpur police station in Gomati district and was arrested following questioning.

Odisha: BSF officer, jawan killed in Naxal IED blast attack
Odisha: BSF officer, jawan killed in Naxal IED blast attack

A BSF officer and a jawan were killed in a landmine blast carried out by Naxals when they were out on a bike patrol in the jungles of Koraput district of Odisha on Friday.

Left Wing Extremism major cause of concern for Odisha: Patnaik

Terming Left Wing Extremism as a major cause of concern for Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said recent activities of Maoists in four districts was worrisome and needed to be handled effectively.

Terror suspect's secretariat visit leads to political row in Odisha
Terror suspect's secretariat visit leads to political row in Odisha

Abdul Rehman, who is said to be a member of Al Qaeda in India Subcontinent (AQIS), had allegedly visited the Odisha secretariat on October 7. 

Gloom descends in BSF personnel's village

A pall of gloom descended over the sleepy Deultarapatana village in Odisha's Kendrapara district at the news of the death of Kishore Rout, a local youth and one of the BSF personnel killed in the aircrash in Delhi.

Failure made BJP fall back on Ram temple: Azam Khan

Failure on all fronts forced the BJP to fall back on the Ram Mandir issue, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan said on Tuesday.

Kandhamal riots report submitted to Odisha government

The Justice AS Naidu Commission of Inquiry, set up by the Odisha government to probe the 2008 Kandhamal riots, presented its report to the state government on Tuesday.

Justice Naidu Commission submits report on Kandhamal riots

Justice AS Naidu Commission probing the 2008 ethno-communal riot in Odisha's Kandhamal district in which at least 38 people were killed, on Tuesday submitted its report to the state government.

Odisha government officer reveals her transgender identity

A 32-year-old Odisha government gazetted officer on Monday made public her transgender identity.

Odisha legislators to meet Modi to oppose Polavaram project

The house committee of Odisha assembly intends to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Suspected al Qaeda terrorist was asked to recruit Indian youngsters, claims police

The suspected al Qaeda terrorist Abdur Rahman was asked to recruit youths to work for terror organisations.

Odisha police register case against Rahman under UAPA

Police have seized all bank accounts of the cleric, who is currently on a 12-day remand of Delhi police following his arrest from his residence in Cuttack.

Suspected terrorist linked with Glasgow attack accused: Odisha Police

"Delhi Police investigation revealed the link of Abdul Rehman with Kafeel Ahmed, a Bengaluru-based techie who succumbed to burn injuries in a failed car bomb attack at Glasgow airport in Scotland," Police Commissioner RP Sharma told media persons.

Suspected al Qaeda terrorist held in Odisha

A suspected al Qaeda terrorist, Abdul Rehman, has been arrested from a village in Odisha`s Cuttack district, police said on Wednesday.

Charge sheet filed against Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raoul

Four months after the arrest of Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raoul, the crime branch

Odisha MLA Nabakishore Das suspended for wathcing porn inside Assembly
Odisha MLA Nabakishore Das suspended for wathcing porn inside Assembly

A day after a local channel caught him on camera while watching porn video indside the Assembly building, Odisha Congress MLA Nabakishore Das was on Tuesday suspended by the Speaker.

Congress member caught on camera watching obscene video in Odisha Assembly

A Congress legislator was on Monday caught on camera while allegedly watching an obscene video clip on his mobile phone in the Odisha Assembly. The legislator has denied the allegation.

Centre urged for Rs 1,300 cr from NABARD for Odisha farmers

Odisha Government Friday requested the Centre to ask NABARD for a loan of Rs 1,300 crore to help farmers.

BJD MLAs favour a censure motion against Centre over Polavaram project

The issue was raised by senior BJD MLA and former minister Amar Prasad Satpathy in the Assembly.