Odisha News

Union minister says would quit if claim on Odisha mining mafia proved wrong

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram Friday challenged that he would quit politics if his claim on illegal stacking of huge quantity of iron ore by mafia at the Rengra Railway siding and nearby areas in Sundergarh district, was proved wrong.

Woman allegedly strangled by husband in Odisha

A 21-year old woman was allegedly strangled to death by her husband and in-laws at Jamadeipur village in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda's wife to fight for him in court

The lawyer wife of jailed Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda is all set to don the black robe to fight cases against her husband in court.

Nine youths injured in acid attack in Odisha

Nine youths were injured when some miscreants threw acid on them during immersion of Ganesh idols at Beguniapada in Kodala area of Odisha's Ganjam district, the police said today.

Stop hijacking central schemes, BJP to Odisha government

Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday hit out at the Odisha government for trying to hijack the National Food Security Act (NFSA), a central scheme aimed at providing subsidised food grains t

Odisha launches citizen portal, people can file FIR from home

The citizens of Odisha can now lodge their complaints with police directly through the citizen portal, a facility launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Saturday.

Court acquits Maoist leader, accomplice in one arson case

A local court in Ganjam district today acquitted arrested top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda and a co-accused of the charges of setting afire an earthmover machine of a contractor two years back at Alikua village.

Arrested godman Sarathi Baba says he is victim of conspiracy

Arrested self-proclaimed godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul has alleged that he has been framed and is a victim of a conspiracy.

Two low intensity quakes hit Odisha's Dhenkanal

Two mild tremors of 3.2 and 2.8 on the Richter scale were felt in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Saturday.

Mild tremors hit Odisha

Tremors measuring 3.2 and 2.8 on the Richter scale were felt in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Saturday morning, the meteorological department said here.

Rahul exposed BJD's failures during Odisha visit: Congress

Claiming that the ruling BJD in Odisha was terrified after its failures were exposed during Rahul Gandhi's successful visit, the Congress on Friday said the regional party, which was so far silent on the Centre's apathy, has now started targeting the BJP-led NDA in a panic response.

Puri quadruple murder: Cops suspect hand of acquaintances, kin

Close relatives or acquaintances could be involved in Tuesday's quadruple murder at Astaranga in Puri district with sleuths saying that a property dispute could be the motive behind the killing of the retired district inspector of schools and his wife and two daughters.

80 Maoists surrender to Odisha Police
80 Maoists surrender to Odisha Police

As many as 80 Maoist supporters and sympathisers surrendered to Odisha Police in Malkangiri district on Friday, while Maoists observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh to protest what they called a spate of fake surrenders.

Six-bed dengue ward in Ganjam

Amid spread of dengue in several places of Odisha, the Ganjam administration has decided to open a six-bed dengue ward in the district headquarters hospital here.

Odisha to implement five sub-schemes for transgenders

In a bid to empower the transgender community in Odisha, the state government has decided to implement five sub-schemes launched by the central government.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in Odisha

 Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind, is likely to lash parts of Odisha due to a low pressure that may turn the sea condition rough.

Odisha to provide 50 more work days for drought-hit under MGNREGA
Odisha to provide 50 more work days for drought-hit under MGNREGA

The Odisha Government has decided to increase the work days from 150 to 200 in drought-affected areas under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Big success for Odisha Police as Maoist mastermind behind 2013 Bastar Massacre of Congress leaders killed
Big success for Odisha Police as Maoist mastermind behind 2013 Bastar Massacre of Congress leaders killed

Marking a huge success against the extremists, the Odisha Police on Saturday gunned down three Naxal leaders in an anti-Maoist operation in Malkangiri district here at around 9:30 am, including the mastermind of the Maoists' massacre in Chhattisgarh on May 25, 2013.

Odisha vs West Bengal over Rasgulla's origin
Odisha vs West Bengal over Rasgulla's origin

The Odisha government on Saturday raked up a fight over Rasgulla belonging originally to the state by deciding to set up three committees to counter neighbouring West Bengal's claim over the sweet.

Heavy rains likely in Odisha due to new low pressure area

The northern and southern region of Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours due to formation of new low pressure area over north Andaman sea and adjoining area.

Don't detain ambulance for VIP movement: Naveen Patnaik

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked police not to detain ambulance during the passage of VIP vehicles on the roads.

With LWE on the wane, Odisha mullls new anti-Maoist strategy

 With Left Wing Extremism (LEW) receding considerably in Odisha barring three districts, the state government today decided to prepare a separate strategy to deal with the changed situation.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha

In major respite for drought prone Odisha, the IMD has predicted heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty surface wind in several places of the state in the wake of well marked low pressure over west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas.

Biometric attendance introduced in Koraput block offices

In a bid to check absenteeism of officials, the administration in Koraput district has introduced biometric attendance in all 14 block offices of the district.

Drought situation looms large in Odisha's nine districts

 A drought situation was looming large in nine districts of Odisha, which is likely to affect farmers, state Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Monday.

Sasmita bravest girl I have ever met: Rahul Gandhi

 Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday described Sasmita Rana, who died at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack a day after his visit, as the bravest girl he ever met.

Murder accused godman in Cuttack police custody

 Self-professed godman Alok Bisoi was on Monday taken in two days' police custody in Cuttack.

Odisha school headmaster suspended for Vajpayee condolence

 Odisha government today suspended a school headmaster for conducting a condolence meeting for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee based on false information.

Centre yet to grant permission to admit students in ATSAM

The Centre is yet to grant permission to the Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurved Mahavidyalaya (ATSAM) at Ankushapur here here to admit students into the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) course for 2015-16.

Measures taken to improve facilities in Sishu Bhavan

After Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen for the spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan here, a new service to treat ailing mothers accompanying their sick children was started at the paediatric hospital here.