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Odisha to provide meal for Rs 5 to urban poor

In order to provide an affordable meal in five urban areas of the state, the Odisha government is all set to introduce "Aahar" scheme from this April, an official said here on Monday.

Cong to gherao DGP office on March 4 in Odisha

 Opposition Congress in Odisha is planning to stage a demonstration in front of the office of the Director General of Police here on March 4 to protest what they called ?unlawful arrest of youth leaders in connection with hurling eggs at Chief Minister's convoy on February 19 at Bhubaneswar.

Naveen allowed EU team to Kandhamal, but banned me: Togadia

Referring to the visit of an European Union delegation to communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP president Praveen Togadia on Saturday termed Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik "anti-Hindu".

Shutdown over ban on VHP leader Praveen Togadia hits normal life in Kandhamal

The day-long shutdown called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to protest against the ban on the entry of its top leader Pravin Togadia hit normal life in Odisha`s Kandhamal district Saturday, police said.

Kandhamal commission seeks extension

Justice Basudev Panigrahi commission probing the communal riots in Kandhamal district of 2007 has sought one more year of his tenure to submit the inquiry report.

BJP leader arrested in Odisha

BJP leader and former mayor of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) Siba Shankar Das was arrested for allegedly attempting to murder a person eight months ago.

I am not against minorities: Praveen ​Togadia

Denied permission by the Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP president Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.

Praveen Togadia prohibited from visiting Kandhamal

The district administration has prohibited the entry of VHP leader Praveen Togadia to sensitive Kandhamal in Odisha on Saturday fearing trouble.

Eight acquitted in transporter's murder case in Cuttack

A trial court here has acquitted eight persons, who were accused of the murder of a bus owner at Badambadi bus terminus here in January 2012.

At least 40 students ill after eating mid-day meal in Odisha school

At least 40 students of government-run Udayabata Upper Primary school at a village fell ill after allegedly eating a mid-day meal here, officials said Thursday.

Patnaik for SOP to conduct smooth Nabakalebar festival

 Expecting a footfall of about 50 lakh devotees during the Nabakalebar festival of Lord Jagannath in July, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday geared up the administration and asked it to prepare a standard operating procedure (SOP) in order to avoid any untoward incident.

Three women Maoists arrested in Odisha

Three women Maoists were arrested by security personnel from two forest areas of Odisha's Malkangiri district on Tuesday, police said.

Sweeper stitches a woman patient at OT in Odisha

A sweeper in a government run hospital in Jagatsinghpur district had to carry out stitching on a woman who delivered a baby as the doctor had left the operation theatre.

Naveen flags off new buses for Maoist-hit areas

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday flagged off 32 new buses which will operate in the Maoist-hit areas of Odisha under 'Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana'.

Seven killed in Odisha road accident

Seven people, including a newly married couple, were Tuesday killed and two injured in a road accident in Odisha's Sundargarh district, police said.

BJP urges introduction of two new trains in Odisha

Ahead of the presentation of the railway budget in parliament Thursday, Odisha state BJP leaders Monday requested Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to introduce two new trains that will improve rail connectivity in Odisha.

Over 30 labourers rescued from brick kiln in Odisha

As many as 34 brick kiln workers, including 15 women were rescued by labour officials in Ganjam district for the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to them, official sources said today.

34 labourers rescued from brick kiln in Odisha

As many as 34 brick kiln workers, including 15 women were rescued by labour officials in Ganjam district for the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to them, official sources said on Monday.

Odisha govt takes possession of lands of Ponzi firms

Odisha government has taken possession of over 40 acres of land, belonging to three ponzi companies, in Chhatrapur tehsil of Ganjam district, officials said on Sunday.

Headmaster arrested for outraging modesty of student in Odisha

The headmaster of as school at Benapalli in Odisha's Ganjam district was arrested for allegedly outraging modesty of a Class VIII student in the school about three months ago, the police said on Sunday.

Odisha Assembly witnesses pandemonium

Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium and was adjourned several times with the Congress MLAs protesting police action against students and youth leaders of the party for their alleged involvement in the egg hurling and black flag demonstration before the chief minister's cavalcade.

Odisha announces packages for construction workers

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced various packages, including brick and cement houses and pension, for the state`s construction workers.

Five Maoist operatives held in Odisha

Five Maoist operatives were arrested by security personnel from a forest area in Odisha's Malkangiri district, the police said on Friday.

Bike-lifting racket busted in Odisha, 5 held

Five members of a motorcycle lifting gang were arrested and 8 stolen bikes recovered from them in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said today.

Seven Congress workers held for blocking Patnaik's cavalcade

At least seven workers of the opposition Congress party were arrested in Bhubaneswar for blocking Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik`s cavalcade here, police said on Friday.

Orissa HC directs submission of probe report on top cop

 The Orissa High Court on Thursday asked state Vigilance Directorate to submit before it in a sealed cover the preliminary inquiry report based on which an FIR was registered against former DGP Prakash Mishra who is now DG of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Maoists torch country liquor unit

 Maoists torched a country liquor unit at a village in Odisha's Balangir district, police said today.

CBI files chargesheet against BJD MP in chitfund scam

CBI on Thursday filed charge sheet against Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Hansdah of Biju Janata Dal and seven others including two companies in connection with chit funds scam related to Nabadiganta Capital company.

Fresh inquiry into plight of Odia labourers in Malaysia

Odisha government has asked the labour department here to launch a probe into the reported plight of labourers from Ganjam who were working in Malaysia and submit a fresh report in the matter.

23 arrested for attacking man for black magic in Odisha

Twenty-three persons, including two women were arrested on charge of attacking a 35-year-old man for allegedly practising black magic at a village in Odisha's Ganjam district, the police said on Thursday.