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Odisha officials harassing man who carried wife's corpse: Complaint

A complaint has been filed against the District Collector and Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Odisha's Kalahandi for allegedly harassing the tribal man who walked for 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders after he was denied a hearse.

Odisha shocker: No ambulance, staff break bones of woman's dead body to carry it on a sling
Odisha shocker: No ambulance, staff break bones of woman's dead body to carry it on a sling

The Odisha Human Rights Commission has asked the district collector of Balasore and Inspector General of Railway Police to enquire into the incident.

Despite public outcry over images of man carrying dead wife, Odisha gives clean chit to hospital
Despite public outcry over images of man carrying dead wife, Odisha gives clean chit to hospital

A probe into the incident by Kalahandi district collector Brundha D concluded that the man Dana Manjhi had left the hospital without informing anyone.

After tribal's walk with wife's body, Odisha launches hearse scheme

After a tribal man's 10-km walk with his wife's body on his shoulder drew widespread flak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched "Mahaprayan" scheme to help the bereaved transport the bodies of their kin from hospitals to their residences .

Denied help by hospital authorities, Odisha man walks 10-km carrying wife's dead body; WATCH
Denied help by hospital authorities, Odisha man walks 10-km carrying wife's dead body; WATCH

A poor man from Odisha was forced to walk down the road, carrying the dead body of his wife wrapped in a blanket for at least 10 kms.

1 injured in blast in petrol station in Odisha

One person sustained serious burn injuries following a blast in a petrol filling station here.

Depression over Bay of Bengal, MeT warns of heavy rainfall, rough sea in parts of Odisha

With the well marked low pressure concentrating into a depression over Bay of Bengal, IMD on Wednesday warned of very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind and rough sea in some areas of Odisha during the next 24 hours.

Odisha alert: IMD predicts heavy rainfall, 3/4 meters high seawave

With a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood likely to intensify further, the IMD today warned Odisha government about heavy rainfall and an increase in the height of sea waves upto four meters.

Odisha Bandh called by Congress over Mahandai river issue hits normal life
Odisha Bandh called by Congress over Mahandai river issue hits normal life

The Congress holds Biju Janata Dal government in Odisha and Bharatiya Janata Party government in Chhattisgarh responsible for the dispute over the sharing of waters of the Mahanadi River.

Mahanadi row: Congress observes bandh in Odisha
Mahanadi row: Congress observes bandh in Odisha

The Congress said the Odisha government should take necessary legal action against Chhattisgarh state over the Mahanadi water issue.

"I am a VIP. I have hoisted the flag": Odisha Minister on security officer tying his shoelaces

 Odisha cabinet minister Jogendra Behera faced criticism from different quarters after his personal security officer (PSO) was seen tying his shoelaces during Independence Day celebration in Keonjhar on Monday.

Congress calls for Odisha shutdown on Mahanadi water issue

The Odisha state Congress on Friday called for a statewide shutdown on August 16 to protest construction of barrages and dams on Mahanadi river in its upper catchment area by the Chhattisgarh government.

More rains likely in Odisha due to deep depression over B'desh

Odisha is likely to receive heavy rains coupled with gusty surface wind in the next 24 hours as a depression in the region has intensified into a deep depression over Bangladesh today.

KIIT students protest attempted molestation of NIFT student in Odisha
KIIT students protest attempted molestation of NIFT student in Odisha

The victim is a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), located inside the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) campus near Bhubaneswar.

250 MBBS seats slashed in Odisha
250 MBBS seats slashed in Odisha

The Medical Council of India has slashed 250 MBBS seats in several medical colleges in Odisha and has permitted two other colleges to have 150 more seats.

SHOCKING: Man batters friend to death suspecting illicit affair with wife in Odisha
SHOCKING: Man batters friend to death suspecting illicit affair with wife in Odisha

The grotesque visuals of the incident shows a man beating his friend with a shovel to death, while the victim's friend is also attacked by him in Nayapalli area in Bhubaneswar on Saturday night.

Compensation given to 2008 Kandhamal communal riot victims was not adequate: SC
Compensation given to 2008 Kandhamal communal riot victims was not adequate: SC

The apex court directed the Odisha government to give additional compensation to the riot victims.

Forty killed in lightning strikes in Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik announces compensation
Forty killed in lightning strikes in Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik announces compensation

At least 40 people were killed and more than 35 others were injured in lightning strikes in Odisha in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Saturday. 

FIR against Odisha ministers, MLA for assaulting BJP workers
FIR against Odisha ministers, MLA for assaulting BJP workers

The FIR has been lodged at Manamunda police station in Boudh district.

Man who had given shelter to Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested

Two years after the arrest of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, a man who had allegedly given shelter to the high-profile rebel in his house near Bada Bazar here has been arrested, police said.

Hardcore Maoist surrenders in Odisha

A Maoist carrying a Rs four lakh reward on her head surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district on Thursday.

Wonder marathon boy Budhia Singh returns to Odisha, says he was on vacation

After remaining untraced for about a month, wonder marathon boy Budhia Singh returned to Odisha on Wednesday night from Mumbai.

Kargil martyr's mother, widow battle over sharing compensation

The mother and widow of a soldier who had laid down his life in the Kargil war are entangled in an intriguing legal battle for the past 17 years over sharing the monetary compensation.

Odisha govt has "nexus" with Maoists: BJP probe team

Five tribals, including three women and an one-year-old child, were killed on July 8 in what police said was a crossfire during its operation against Maoists.

Centre will not harm Odisha's interests: Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said the state of Odisha is very close to her heart and asserted that the central government will not do anything or allow anything to happen that will hamper its interests.

Congress to raise Kandhamal killings in Parliament
Congress to raise Kandhamal killings in Parliament

Asking Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to own responsibility for the death of five persons in Kandhamal, Congress said it would raise the issue in Parliament as such killings in the name of anti-naxal drive shows BJD regime's "anti-tribal and anti-dalit" psyche.

Dreaded Maoist couple, three other ultras surrender in Odisha

Sukhdev and his wife Rukmini were active for over a decade and decided to give up arms after they realised that the Maoists were harassing tribals and poor people.

Remarks on Mayawati shows BJP's anti-Dalit stand: Odisha CM

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday hit out at the BJP over the derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati saying that it shows its "anti-Dalit" stand.

 This is loyalty! Doberman dies fighting four cobras to protect  master's family
This is loyalty! Doberman dies fighting four cobras to protect master's family

Dogs are considered to be the best friends of humans and the saying was yet again proved in Odisha's Gajapati district.

Samiti launches stir against atrocities on dalits
Samiti launches stir against atrocities on dalits

 People belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) under the banner of Ganjam District Dalit Samanwaya Samiti have launched a stir in Ganjam district demanding protection from alleged atrocities.