Odisha News

Chit fund accused arrested in Odisha for assaulting journalists

A chit fund scam accused, being probed by the CBI and currently out on bail, was Tuesday arrested here for allegedly assaulting journalists during a search of his house.

20 injured in clash with police in Odisha

At least 20 people, including a Block Development Offier (BDO) and seven cops, were injured in a clash when villagers near Anandpur protesting construction of a bridge over a river in the area turned violent, officials said.

CBI searches Odisha chit fund firm offices

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday conducted simultaneous searches at 12 places in Odisha in connection with a chit-fund scam.

Odisha: Farmer's son bags civil service examination

The 28-year-old son of a BPL farmer from a remote village in Odisha's Kendrapara district has cracked the coveted civil service examination.

Ten fishermen held in Odisha

Ten fishermen have been taken into custody by forest personnel on charge of trespassing into prohibited water-zone of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Odisha: Director of chitfund organisation arrested

A director of a chit fund organisation, which had allegedly duped investors of crores of rupees in Odisha's Ganjam district, has been arrested, police said on Monday.

Father, son beheaded for property dispute in Odisha

 A tribal man and his son were beheaded allegedly by some unidentified assailants at Salabani in Balasore district on Sunday.

Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar festival: BJP asks Odisha govt to make public details of funds given

Alleging irregularities in preparations for Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar festival, BJP on Friday asked the Odisha government to make public details of funds provided and expenditure made on different works.

Odisha Police begins probe into Puri temple fiasco

Odisha Police on Thursday began its probe into the circulation of photographs of Lord Jagannath's secret ritual like 'Brahma Paribartan' and burial of old idols of the deities of Puri temple during the Nabakalebara festival in the social media.

Bus fare reduced in Odisha after revision in diesel price

Bus fare in Odisha has been reduced by one paisa to two paise under automatic fare revision mechanism following the fall of diesel price by 71 paise per litre recently.

Youth fighting corruption murdered; BJP demands debate in Odisha assembly

Opposition BJP today demanded discussion in the assembly on alleged murder of a youth in Koppal district who spoke against corruption, charging that the district in charge Minister was "shielding those involved."

Odisha girl locked up in classroom, teacher suspended

A six-year-old girl faced a three-hour horrifying ordeal after teachers of a government-run upper primary school left her all alone inside a classroom by locking up the building.

Six held for killing man in Odisha

Six persons were arrested for alleged involvement in killing of a 50-year-old man suspecting him to be practising sorcery at Dhepaguda in Patapur area of Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Thursday.

Maoists kill tribal man ahead of 'Protest Week'

Maoists killed a tribal man suspecting him to be a police informer at Chintamchilika area here as the rebels began a 'protest week' on Thursday demanding halt to anti-Naxal operations by security forces.

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.