Odisha News

Naxals announce protest week in Odisha

The Naxals in Odisha's Malkangiri district have announced a protest week against operation green hunt.

SIT to probe into fake pics of Lord Jagannath's secret rituals

Odisha Police on Tuesday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the circulation of fake photographs of Lord Jagannath's secret 'Brahma Parivartan' rituals on social media.

BJP launches Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra

Hitting out at the BJD Government in Odisha for the deviation in Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual, BJP today launched a state-wide 'Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' here to demand a judicial probe into the lapses and make people aware of it.

Crime Branch to probe Jagannath secret ritual pics on social media

The Odisha government on Monday posted a senior IPS officer on special duty to probe the alleged mismanagement in Nabakalebar festival, while the temple administration urged the Crime Branch to take forward the investigation concerning leak of secret ritual pictures on social media.

Govt appoints OSD for 'Nabakalebara' festival

With Lord Jagannath's 'Nabakalebara' festival hitting hurdles due to controversies, Odisha government on Monday entrusted additional charge with the IG, (Operations), Soumendra Kumar Priyadarshi, as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the fete.

Odisha: 30 infants down with unknown disease

At lease 30 infants were down with an unknown disease in a remote village in Odisha's Malkangiri district, doctors said on Monday.

Odisha: Brown sugar valued at Rs 50 lakh recovered from man

Brown sugar worth Rs 50 lakh in the international market has been recovered from a man in Odisha's Balasore district.

Minor Odiya girls sold by parents, police begins search

Two minor girls from Odisha were allegedly sold by their parents to two persons in Madhya Pradesh, following which a police team has been sent to the state to trace the girls.

Brahma Paribartan fiasco: Congress questions Naveen's silence

The Congress on Sunday questioned Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's 'silence' over the alleged mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual and said the truth can be unravelled only by a judicial investigation.

Police constable found dead in Odisha

The body of a 55-year-old police constable was recovered from the roadside at Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district, police said on Sunday.

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip chopper service

 With the Pawan Hans Limited agreeing to begin commercial chopper service between the state capital and Paradip, the Odisha government on Saturday asked the authorities of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and IOCL to consider some of the requirements of the helicopter company.

Former deputy director of mines arrested in Odisha

Former deputy director of mines in Odisha, at present under suspension, was on Saturday arrested by the anti-corruption vigilance wing in connection with a multi-crore Uliburu mining scam.

FIR filed against Odisha CM, vigilance director

A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Vigilance Director KB Singh on Saturday for falsely implicating former DGP Prakash Mishra in a financial irregularities case.

12-hr Congress bandh disrupts normal life in Odisha

Normal life was affected across Odisha on Friday due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Congress protesting alleged mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's Brahma Parivartan rituals and demanding a judicial probe into the episode.

Ritual Row: Priests of Puri appeal public to forget and forgive

 As the public anger against the Odisha government for mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual further intensified, the temple priests of Puri on Thursday appealed to people to forget and forgive them even as the stage is set for a state-wide bandh tomorrow followed by a series of agitations in next seven days.

Security tightened ahead of Odisha bandh

Security was tightened in Bhubaneswar and about 40 Youth Congress workers were taken into custody by the police on Thursday ahead of the 12-hour Odisha bandh called by Congress on Friday.

Ritual row: BJP questions Odisha CM's silence, ready to hit streets
Ritual row: BJP questions Odisha CM's silence, ready to hit streets

 Questioning Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's silence over mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebara festival, the BJP today announced a week-long agitation from June 30 and sought a judicial probe into the matter.

Anthrax suspected after three people die in Odisha

Three people are suspected to have died of anthrax in Odisha`s Koraput district after consuming meat.

Odisha targets to turn total open defecation free by 2017

Odisha government has set the target to become a total Open Defecation Free (ODF) and asked all District Collectors today to work to achieve the goal between December, 2016 and December, 2017.

Congress calls Odisha bandh on June 26

Accusing BJD government of failing to act against those responsible for mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's Brahma Paribartan, the Congress on Wednesday called for Odisha bandh on June 26.

Bandh affects normal life in Puri

Normal life was affected here today following a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by lawyers protesting alleged mismanagement during Lord Jagannath's Brahma Parivartan rituals and demanding a judicial probe into the matter by a sitting High Court judge.

Lawyers call Puri bandh on Wednesday; Temple body says 'sorry'

Supported by BJP Odisha unit, Bar Association of Puri called for a 12-hour bandh in the holy town tomorrow protesting against the mismanagement of Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual on June 15 while the powerful body of temple servitors, Daitapati Nijog, on Tuesday tendered an apology for the "blunder."

Illegal mining: Goa, Odisha, Jharkhand still to file ATRs

Three states of Goa, Odisha and Jharkhand have not submitted the latest action taken reports on steps taken to curb illegal mining even after a high level panel raised the issue in September last year.

Odisha to have new advertisement policy for electronic and print media

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed the Information and Public Relations Department to make a new advertisement policy for the electronic and print media.

Odisha to generate more jobs, draw investments in industry

 The Odisha government on Monday set a target to create additional employment for three lakh people and attract new investments to the tune of Rs.1.73 lakh crore by 2019-20 financial year in the industrial sector in the state.

Rain alert in four Odisha districts, 423 houses damaged

With IMD predicting heavy precipitation in interior and northern Odisha, the state government on Monday issued alerts in four districts as pounding rain left 423 houses damaged in Malkangiri district and affected road connection at many places.

Ensure hassle-free Rath Jatra: CM to Odisha ministers

With Odisha government being slammed over reports of deviation in the century old 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual of Lord Jagannath, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked four ministers to rush to Puri and ensure the smooth celebration of the 'Rath Jatra festival on July 18.

Coast Guard rescues six stranded fishermen

The Coast Guard rescued six fishermen on board a vessel stranded at sea off Devi river near Odisha's Puri district, an officer said on Monday.

Odisha govt admits delay in ritual, to verify use of cellphones

Odisha government on Saturday admitted delay in the centuries-old 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual of Lord Jagannath and said it would verify allegations of use of mobile phones to record the 'secret' ceremony.

Odisha mulling deployment of forces in western range areas

Odisha Police on Saturday said it was contemplating to redeploy forces in certain areas within western range from where jawans were withdrawn due to security reasons in the past.