Odisha News

Anti-defection law now for Zilla Parishad members in Odisha

The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposal in this regard.

Will try to keep loss-making Lanjigarh unit running: Vedanta

The Vedanta Group, which has set up a 1 MTPA refinery at Lanjigarh in Odisha's Kalahandi district, had earlier initiated process for gradual closure of the plant due to shortage of raw material.

Odisha seeks Rs 1,687 crore as interim drought assistance

Only five of the total 30 districts in Odisa were not in the list of districts hit by the drought this time.

Berhampur Jail opened to public to pay homage to freedom fighter

The Berhampur Circle Jail was opened to public to pay tribute to freedom fighter Laxman Nayak.

Poet Jayanta Mahapatra wishes to return Padma Shri

Poet Jayanta Mahapatra said in his letter to the President that he would feel ethically impugned if he did not raise his voice in dissent against the “growing moral asymmetry”.

Congress comes out with white paper on Odisha drought situation

The white paper also asked the BJD government to convene an all-party meeting for tackling farmers issues.

Govt land occupied by Odisha ex-chief secy taken back

Odisha land record and settlement commissioner court ordered restoration 88 acres of government land.

Odisha urges Centre for interest reduction on farm loans

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce the interest rate on medium term (conversion) loans for farmers facing drought situation in the state.

BJP sit-in demanding action to check farmers' suicide in Odisha

BJP state unit president K V Singhdeo accused the ruling BJD of holding farmers' rally at Sohela in drought-hit Bargarh.

Odisha appoints New Agri Secretary in major reshuffle

 In the backdrop of a drought situation and farmers' alleged suicide incidents in the state, Odisha government today appointed a new Agriculture Secretary and a Special Relief Commissioner in a major bureaucratic reshuffle.

One person arrested in Puri train fire case

The Government Railway Police today arrested a person, who hails from Tamil Nadu, in connection with yesterday's fire at three express trains at Puri Railway Station.

SC orders stay on admissions in 100 medical seats in Odisha
SC orders stay on admissions in 100 medical seats in Odisha

 The Supreme Court has ordered a stay on admissions in 100 medical seats in Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Rourkela, and 50 seats in Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Deep depression may trigger rain in Odisha, fishermen asked to be cautious

A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rain or thundershower coupled with gusty surface winds in some parts of Odisha.

Nuke-powered long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV test-fired off Odisha coast
Nuke-powered long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV test-fired off Odisha coast

Nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was fired from a test range off the Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the armed forces.

Four killed, 15 injured in bus mishap in Odisha

Four persons were killed and 15 others injured when a minibus overturned at Bada Kharida in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Ten fishermen arrested for illegal fishing in Bhitarkanika

Ten fishermen have been taken into custody by the Bhitarkanika National Park authorities in Odisha for illegal fishing activity in the core area of the Park, posing a danger to estuarine crocodiles and aquatic species.

Maoist gun-making unit busted in Odisha

A gun-making unit of the Maoists was busted and some weapons were seized by BSF personnel during an operation in Odisha's Koraput district, officials said on Tuesday.

NHRC seeks report over discontinuation of sea patrolling along Odisha coast

The NHRC has sought a report from the Indian Coast Guard and the Odisha government over discontinuation of sea patrolling along the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal.

Odisha aims to reach global standards in disaster mgmt: Naveen Patnaik

Attempting to reach global standards in the disaster management, the Odisha government today said it will use space technology for tackling calamities in the state.

Seven killed in road accident in Odisha

At least 7 people, including a woman, were killed and 5 others critically injured when a truck hit a mini-truck and a bus near Randha in Ganjam district on Thursday.

Cowry game replaces gambling in Odisha during Laxmi Puja

Shiny and sparkly cowries shells have come to the centre-stage to add colour to the festive Laxmi puja in Odisha.

14 percent deficient rainfall caused drought in Odisha

Odisha this monsoon received 14 per cent deficit rainfall leading to a drought situation.

Woman electrocuted, irate villagers lock up two employees in Odisha

A woman was electrocuted when a live wire fell on her at a village road in Ganjam district, after which angry villagers locked two employees of the power distribution company.

CBI begins probe into VYAPAM recruitment officer's death

Railway officials in Odisha were on Tuesday questioned by a CBI team in connection with the mysterious death of Bijaya Bahadur Singh who served as an observer in some VYAPAM recruitment tests in Madhya Pradesh.

PM Narendra Modi greets Odisha CM on birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik on his birthday and said he prayed for his long and healthy life.

11 students injured in gas balloon explosion near Odisha CM's house

At least 11 students, including nine girls, were injured when a gas-filled balloon exploded near Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's residence here when they were on way to wish him on his birthday on Friday.

Two tribal men killed by Maoists: Police

Maoists gunned down two tribal men at a village in Malkangiri district suspecting them to be police informers, barely 12 days after killing a tribal in the Naxal-hit district, police said on Thursday.

Five persons sentenced to life imprisonment in Odisha

Five persons have been sentenced to life term for the murder of a business an three years ago.

Drought-like situation in 12 Odisha districts

 Odisha Revenue Minister Bijoyshree Routary on Wednesday said that 12 districts in the state are facing a drought-like situation and have suffered more than 33 percent crop loss.

Minister asks Mines Ministry to probe alleged illegal mine scam in Odisha

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram has written a letter to his Mines and Steel counterpart Narendra Singh Tomar, asking him to order a probe into an alleged case of illegal mining in the Koida mining area of Odisha's Sundergarh District.