Odisha News

Police arrest two Maoists in Odisha

Police on Friday arrested two maoists from Gamphagunda forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.

Odisha chitfund scam: CBI arrests DSP Pramod Panda

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pramod Panda for allegedly deriving undue financial benefits from Artha Tatwa Group in the multi-crore chitfund scam in the state.  

Cockfights turns into gambling activity in Kendrapara

Cockfights, an old traditional bloody game, have turned into a major gambling activity in several villages of Odisha`s Kendrapara district.

Five die as truck rams into house in Odisha

Five members of a family were killed when a truck rammed into their house in Odisha's Subarnapur district, police said on Friday.

Yet another HC notice to Kandhamal BJD MP

 Just a day after Kandhamal BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh was issued a notice on a quo warranto writ petition, the Orissa High Court issued yet another notice to her today on an election petition filed by BJP leader and former MP Rudra Madhav Ray challenging her election as an MP.

BJP, Cong demands questioning of Odisha CM in coal block allocation case

 A day after the CBI was directed by a special court to examine former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the case of Talabira II coal block allocation to Hindalco, BJP and Congress on Wednesday demanded interrogation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by the central agency.

Four Maoist camps destroyed in Odisha

 Four Maoist camps were destroyed in Odisha`s Kalahandi district, while about 40 Maoists including a central committee member escaped after exchanging fire with the police, said a police official.

CBI takes ponzi scheme company's ex-MD on remand in Odisha

CBI on Monday took Durga Prasad Mishra, former managing director of ponzi scheme company Micro Finance Ltd (MFL), on a six-day remand.

Orissa HC refuses anticipatory bail to cop in ponzi scam case

The Orissa High Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to former Crime Branch DSP Pramod Kumar Panda, who had approached it to avoid arrest following searches of his house by CBI in connection with the ponzi scheme scam in the state.

Jaundice kills 13 in Odisha town

Bhubaneswar: Jaundice has killed 13 people in Odisha's Sambalpur town and its adjoining area since May and infected nearly 1,100 others, an official said on Monday.

Sambalpur to get traffic police station soon

 In a bid to ensure smooth movement of vehicles and prevent traffic snarl, a traffic police station will be set up in this western Odisha city soon.

With 'violent' sea gobbling land, Odisha people wait for resettlement

As the sea is "turning violent" and eating into their lands, people of Satabhaya area in this Odisha district are stuck between government "apathy" and nature's scourge.

Kandhamal Bishop feels threat from expelled diocese employees

Bishop of Phulbani diocese under Church of North India (CNI) Bijay Kumar Nayak, on Friday appealed to the Christian believers to maintain peace, fraternity and brotherhood during observance of Christmas and the New year in the communally-sensitive Kandhamal district.

MVIs to inspect school transport vans in Kendrapara district

In the wake of death of two school children travelling in a school van in Cuttack district, Motor Vehicle Inspectors in Kendrapara have been directed to inspect school transport vans.

CBI chargesheet against BJD MLA, 15 others in ponzi case

CBI on Thursday filed its charge sheet against BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy, former advocate general of Odisha Asok Mohanty among 16 persons and seven companies including Artha Tatwa Group in connection with its probe in a chit fund scam case.

Chitfund scam: BJD MLA, former Odisha AG among 16 chargesheeted by CBI
Chitfund scam: BJD MLA, former Odisha AG among 16 chargesheeted by CBI

The CBI on Thursday chargesheeted BJD MLA Pravat Tripathi, former Attorney General of Odisha Ashok Mohanty in ponzi cheating case.

Odisha to spend Rs 5,000 crore on IT sector

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said the state government will spend around Rs 5,000 crore in the next five years for the developing the information technology (IT) sector.

Students in Odisha allege non-receipt of stipend money

Some students from Panchayat High School at Krandibali in Odisha's Kandhamal district have sought intervention of the administration, alleging that they have not got their stipend money under the government's welfare schemes.

Flourish India director arrested in chit fund scam

The Crime Branch Wednesday arrested a director of Flourish India Limited here for his role in the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha.

Headmaster arrested for sexual harassment of tribal student in Odisha

Headmaster of a government-run primary school has been arrested in Nabarangpur district of Odisha for allegedly sexually exploiting a Class fifth tribal girl student.

Advanced Pinaka Mark-II successfully test fired

An advanced version of the indigenously developed Pinaka Mark-II rocket was successfully test fired on Tuesday from a defence base in Odisha using a multi- barrel launcher.

One injured as Coast Guard opens fire on trawlers inside no-go zone

A fisherman was injured as Coast Guard personnel opened fire at a group of trawlers which had sneaked into Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha's Kendrapara district, the police said today.

Congress leaders meet to revive party in Odisha

Unfazed by the recent militant attacks, a 58 percent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday that involved 16 seats--all in the Valley--as they continued to ignore boycott calls.

Child molested by 16-year-old boy in Odisha

 Kendrapara: A six-year-old girl was molested allegedly by her 16-year-old neighbour at Mohu in this district, police said Tuesday.

Court rejects bail plea of suspended BJD MLA

A local court on Monday rejected the bail plea of suspended BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy, arrested by CBI on charge of having link with Artha Tatwa Group CMD Pradip Sethy an alleged key player in the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha.

CBI grills OREDA official, raids chit fund director's residence

As part of its ongoing probe into ponzi scam, the CBI on Monday grilled Deputy Director of Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) Ashok Choudhury and raided the residence of D P Mishra, the Managing Director of Micro Finance Limited in Patia here.

Over 11,000 cases disposed of by National Lok Adalat at Jeypore

As many as 11,202 cases were disposed of and rupees two crore collected as fine during the second Natoinal Lok Adalat held in district court premises at Jeypore in Koraput district.

Man loses hand in murderous attack

The right hand of a grocery shop owner was chopped off allegedly by a man at Shankarpur village in Kendrapara district today triggering tension in the area, police said.

BJD MLA wants tribals rights upheld on Khandadhar mines

 A ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator has urged the Odisha government to recognise the forest rights of Pauri Bhuyan tribals, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), residing on the hills in Sundargarh district.

Congress blames Patnaik for abrupt end of Assembly session

 Blaming Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for abrupt end of the winter session of Odisha Assembly, Congress today sought a clarification from the ruling BJD President on credentials of one Saroj Sahoo who was grilled by the CBI in the chitfund scam.