Odisha News

CBI raid across 14 locations of a chit fund company in Odisha

 CBI sleuths on Saturday conducted raids across 14 locations against Micro Finance Limited, one of the 44 chit fund companies under the scanner of the central investigating agency.

Odisha cabinet approves land grant policy for Bhubaneswar

The Odisha cabinet Saturday approved 12 proposals, including the land grant policy 2015, for allotment of government land in Bhubaneswar in order to ensure comprehensive development of the city.

CBI conducts raids in Odisha over chit fund scam

 The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI Saturday conducted simultaneous raids at 14 locations of chit fund firm Microfinance Ltd in Odisha.

Odisha sets up ultra-modern veterinary diagnostic lab

Odisha has set up an ultra-modern, veterinary diagnostic laboratory that would help the state to diagnose infectious emerging diseases like bird flu at home, an official said Friday.

Odisha Police CID, CB to probe suspected ISI spy case

Odisha Police's CID and crime branch (CB) was on Thursday handed over the investigation of a case involving the alleged links between Ishwar Chandra Behera, a contractual photographer of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, and the Pakistan's ISI.

Odisha Police CID, CB to probe suspected ISI spy case

Odisha Police's CID and crime branch (CB) was Thursday handed over the investigation of a case involving the alleged links between Ishwar Chandra Behera, a contractual photographer of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, and the Pakistan's ISI.

Odisha HC grants bail to chitfund accused on health grounds

The Orissa High Court Thursday granted conditional bail to arrested chit fund scam accused Ranjan Das on health grounds as he wishes to go outside the state for oral cancer treatment.

Odisha Lokayukta Bill big step towards transparency: Naveen

A day after President Pranab Mukherjee gave assent to the Odisha Lokayukta Bill, 2014, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said it was his government's "big step" towards transparency.

Woman molested by neighbour in Odisha

A 42-year-old married woman was allegedly molested by her 40-year-old neighbor in Kaima-Pahadatali village in the district, police said on Thursday.

Rape accused marries 22-year-old victim in Odisha

A 32-year-old undertrial in Odisha has married a 22-year-old woman whom he allegedly raped in January last year, an official said Thursday.

Seven-day police remand for suspected ISI agent

A local court here on Wednesday remanded a suspected ISI agent to seven days police custody.

Re 1 kg rice scheme to continue in Odisha: CM

The Odisha government on Wednesday said its flagship programme of Re 1 a kg of rice for the poor will continue though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been implemented in the state.

Headmistress suspended as student delivers baby in hostel

A Class X girl student delivered a baby in a residential school hostel in Kandhamal district following which its headmistress was suspended and two contractual teachers disengaged for alleged negligence, officials said on Wednesday.

Head of Odisha chitfund enquiry commission dies

Justice RK Patra, who was probing the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha, passed away on Wednesday at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack following a brief illness.

34 children rescued from illegal orphanage in Odisha

As many as 34 children were rescued from an illegally run orphanage at Saringiripi in Kandhamal district, an official said on Wednesday.

Republic Day sweets render 35 Odisha students ill

As many as 35 students of an Odisha school had to be hospitalised as they fell ill after eating contaminated sweets on the occasion of 66th Republic Day celebrations.

Blame game over rejection of Odisha tableau for Republic day parade

The Congress and the BJP Monday blamed the Odisha government over the rejection of the state tableau for this year`s Republic Day parade at New Delhi, while the ruling BJD termed the rejection as `unfortunate`.

Dalit man hacked to death in Odisha

A 40-year-old Dalit man was hacked to death at a village in Aul area of Odisha's Kendrapara district, the police said Monday.

Odisha celebrates Republic Day with gaiety

 The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha on Monday with gaiety and enthusiasm despite intelligence bureau inputs on a possible terror strike and a Maoist boycott call.

Maoist arms dumps unearthed in Odisha

Police on Sunday unearthed three arms dumps of Maoists in Khadisaru jungle in Ganjam- Kandhmal districts of Odisha.

Pakistani militants may attack Odisha on Republic Day: Officials

Odisha has received intelligence inputs that Pakistani militants may attack the state on Republic Day, officials said Sunday.

Present Odisha sarees to Michelle Obama, PM Modi urged

Senior Congress leader from Odisha, Niranjan Patnaik Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to present Sambalpuri and silk sarees of the state to US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Republic Day celebrations: Security tightened across Odisha

Security has been tightened across Odisha, mainly in Maoist affected areas, for Republic Day celebrations Monday in view of intelligence warning about possible terror strike and call by Naxals to observe it as a 'black day'.

Ammonia gas leaks from cold storage in Odisha, creates panic

Leak of ammonia gas from a private cold storage triggered panic in Ainthapali area here with several people rushing to hospital complaining of breathing problem and burning feeling, police said on Sunday.

Odisha chit fund scam: Seashore director arrested

The director of as many as 15 ventures of the Seashore group, Pravat Dash, the brother of group chief Prashant Dash, was arrested Saturday for his alleged link to the chit fund scam in Odisha.

Maoists explode bomb on rail line in Odisha

Suspected Maoists triggered an explosion on Visakhapatnam-Raipur railway line in Rayagada district early on Saturday, injuring one person and blowing up a portion of track that led to disruption of train services on the route.

Odisha man shares defence information with ISI, held

Amid threat of a possible terror attack, Odisha Police Friday arrested a man for allegedly sharing information about the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district with Pakistani spy agency ISI.

ISI agent arrested near Chandipur

A suspected ISI agent was today arrested from a prohibited area in the Integrated Test Range (ITR), premier defence establishment at Chandipur, about 15 km from here.

Girl raped in confinement, diploma engineer held in Odisha

Berhampur: An engineering diploma holder was arrested near Tikabali in Odisha's Kandhamal district for allegedly raping a minor girl for last two years, police said today.

Vehicle carrying mid-day meal for school children torched in Odisha

A group of men, suspected to be Maoists, torched a vehicle carrying mid-day meal for school children and ate the food before taking away the containers in Odisha's Kalahandi district, a senior police officer said on Thursday.