Odisha News

Odisha Police arrests MD of Ponzi firm Sree Bhumi Construction

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Friday arrested the managing director of Sree Bhumi Construction, a Ponzi firm on charges of duping about Rs 50 crore from investors.

Heat wave toll climbs to 12 in Odisha, Bhawanipatna sizzles at 46.5 C

Heat wave conditions continued in interior Odisha with Bhawanipatna recording the highest temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius on Thursday, even as the death toll due to sun stroke increased to 12 with a fresh case being reported from Kendrapara district.

BJD govt in Odisha anti-poor, anti-farmer, inefficient: BJP

Dubbing the BJD government in Odisha as anti-poor, anti-farmer and inefficient, the BJP on Wednesday said it has no understanding with the BJD to get its support in the Rajya Sabha and slow down CBI probe into the chitfund scam in return.

Naveen Patnaik directs expediting of 40000 vacancies

 With thousands of posts remaining vacant over the years in various state government departments, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued direction to expedite filling up of over 40,000 posts.

Odisha CM congratulates Jayalalithaa on assuming CM's office

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has greeted his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa on her assuming office for the fifth time.

Naveen Patnaik launches anti-corruption helpline, Facebook page

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a dedicated helpline number and a Facebook page to report allegations of corruption or give feedback to the vigilance department.

Odisha government to sell Lord Jagannath's chariot parts

The Odisha government has decided to sell parts of the chariot of Lord Jagannath on which the idol of the lord was taken out in Puri last year for public `darshan` (audience) during the `Ratha yatra` chariot festival.

Don't fall prey to Congress tactics, Naidu tells parties

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged political parties not to fall prey to the Congress's tactics of obstructing parliament functioning.

Heat wave: Death toll crosses 67 in Odisha

The death toll due to the scorching heat wave conditions in Odisha has reached 67.

Sri Jagannath temple admin and Shankaracharya bury hatchets

The year-long impasse involving the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and Shankaracharya of Puri Govardhan Peeth over climbing of chariots by the seer ended today with the former softening its stance and inviting the Shankaracharya for the purpose.

Why cut in allocation of welfare schemes, Cong to NDA govt

The Congress on Tuesday sought to know the reason behind cut in the allocation for different welfare schemes despite BJP-led NDA government's claim of having earned Rs 3 lakh crore from the auction of 29 coal blocks alone.

Heatwave continues in Odisha, four die of sunstroke

The intense heatwave continued unabated in Odisha on Tuesday with the highest temperature in the state being recorded at 47.6 degrees Celsius in Titlagarh town. The state government said four people have died due to sunstroke.

Centre plans defence unit in Odisha, may rope in Tatas: Pradhan

A major defence production unit has been proposed in Gopalpur, Odisha, which can have the Tata group as a partner along with the state and the central governments, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.

Police change duty timings due to heatwave in Odisha

In view of intense heatwave conditions, police authorities have changed the duty timings of traffic constables in this south Odisha town.

Odisha continues to reel under intense heat

An intense heat wave continued to sweep most parts of Odisha on Monday with the industrial town of Angul recording the highest temperature in the state at 47 degrees Celsius, officials said.

One-hour power cut in Bhubaneswar from today

The state run Central Electricity Supply Utility of Orissa (CESU) today announced load shedding for at least one hour a day in Bhubaneswar and some other districts even as the gruelling heat disrupted normal life in the state.

Minor girl raped, attacked with acid and murdered

A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified men who poured acid on her face apparently to stall investigation at Sargipalli in Balangir district of Odisha, police said here on Sunday.

Puri seer asks Odisha govt not to poke nose in temple rituals

Irked over not being consulted by the administration for the ongoing Nabakalebar festival, Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth Nischalananda Saraswati on Saturday asked the Odisha government to stop interfering in the religious matter, particularly the rituals of the 12th Century shrine.

Ritual to replace idols at Jagannath Temple ends

The ancient ritual of carrying wood 'Daru' for creating a new set of idols for the famed Lord Jagannath Temple ended in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

15 minor girls rescued, four arrested for trafficking in Odisha

Four persons, including three women, were arrested by Government Railway Police here for allegedly trafficking 15 minor girls to Andhra Pradesh with promise of jobs.

Huge sand painting for Lord Jagannath by Sudarsan

Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a huge sand painting to welcome the sacred neem tree log for making of the new idol of Lord Jagannath for Nabakalebara festival at Puri on Friday.

Odisha Police seeks two more BSF battalions for anti-Maoist operation

Seeking two more battalions of BSF jawans, Odisha Police on Friday said it had decided to intensify the anti-Maoist operation in Koraput and Malkangiri districts.

Five women held in Odisha for snatching gold chains of devotees

Five women of West Bengal were arrested on the charge of snatching gold chains, mobile phones and wallets of devotees accompanying the cart carrying the sacred neem tree log for making of new idol of Lord Jagannath at Pipli, police said on Friday.

Odisha Police arrests Ponzi firm director

 The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Police Crime Branch on Thursday arrested one of the directors of a ponzi firm on charges of duping investors, police said.

Maharashtra sizzles in heatwave, Odisha put on alert

People in large parts of India experienced a searing hot day with heatwave-like conditions prevailing in many states and mercury settling above 40 degrees Celsius.

ED attaches assets over Rs 480 crore assets in ponzi, mining scam cases in Odisha

Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued a string of orders attaching assets to the tune of about Rs 485 crore of three mining companies and a chit fund firm in connection with its money laundering probes in Odisha.

IMD predicts heat wave-like situation, SRC alerts Collectors

With the IMD forecasting heat wave-like situation across Odisha for a week, the state Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday put all the district collectors on alert and asked them to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

Odisha Congress attacks BJP, BJD over failure to provide good governance

 The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led central government and Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for failing to provide good governance in last one year.

Naveen Patnaik seeks self-appraisal of ministers

 Ahead of completing one year in the office during his fourth term as Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has sought self-appraisal of his all ministers.

Heat wave-like condition to prevail for a week over Odisha: IMD

The heat wave-like conditions are likely to prevail over Odisha for a week with mercury level reaching around 44 degrees Celsius in some places, a senior IMD official said.