Odisha News

Opposition stalls Odisha Assembly for second day over power tariff

Odisha Assembly was stalled for the second consecutive day on Thursday as opposition Congress and BJP intensified their demand of roll back of electricity tariff hike announced by OERC.

Police aiming to bring people in Koraput close to it

Encouraged by decline in Maoist violence in Narayanpatna area of Odisha's Koraput district, police now aims to bring people in the naxal-hit zone closer to law enforcing agencies.

42-yr-old man injured in Ganjam violence dies

 A 42-year-old man who was injured in recent arson and bombing incident at Ambagon village in Odisha's Ganjam district succumbed to his injuries at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, police said.

Opposition stalls Odisha House proceedings

Odisha Assembly was stalled amid repeated adjournments for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as opposition Congress and BJP members protested power tariff hike announced by Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).

Odisha monk campaigns to save indigenous cow

A monk in Odisha has launched a campaign to save the state's native cow breeds that are on the brink of extinction.

11 more arrests for Ganjam village clash

With 11 more arrests in connection with the arson at Ambagaon village in Odisha's Ganjam district, the total number of people arrested in Sunday's case went up to 22.

CBI raids residences of Odisha Central Bank of India employees

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) units in Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh jointly raided the residences of the managers and employees of Central Bank of India in Bhubaneswar and Baripadan in connection with financial irregularities.

Six persons arrested for question paper leak in Odisha

The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Tuesday arrested six persons including four cops on charge of leaking the question paper for constable recruitment, held on March 15.

Rape videos on WhatsApp: CBI arrests alleged sexual offender in Odisha

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested an alleged sexual offender from here in a case related to uploading of rape videos on WhatsApp, sources said on Tuesday.

OERC hikes power tariff in Odisha

While people are reeling under the scorching summer sun with the mercury already reaching 39 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Tuesday announced a hike in power tariff in the state.

11 held for group clash in Odisha

The police on Monday arrested 11 persons in connection with a group clash at Ambagaon village under Jarada police station in Ganjam district in which three persons were injured.

RSP presents Shree Shakti award to women SHGs

Seven Women's Self Help Groups (SHGs), operating in the peripheral areas of this steel city here, have been awarded Shree Shakti Awards-2014-15 by Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).

Woman gets married to unfaithful lover through counseling

 A 26-year-old woman on Saturday succeeded in marrying an Odisha government officer who allegedly disowned their pre-marital relationship before the state women's commission and senior police officials intervened, in Odisha's Kandhamal district.

Five internal water ways identified in Odisha: Minister

Odisha government on Saturday said at least five new internal water ways has been identified in state which could be utilised in ferrying passengers and goods.

'Return money to people illegally collected by distribution companies'

Cutting across party lines, members of Odisha Assembly on Saturday asked the state government to ensure return of money "illegally" collected from electricity consumers by different distribution companies in the name of "minimum charges".

Odisha: Centre sanctions fund for 'Nabakalebar' festival

Announcing its commitment to put Odisha in the international tourism map, Centre on Saturday sanctioned Rs 50 crore for Lord Jagannth's 'Nabakalebar' festival from the Prasad Scheme, a national mission on pilgrimage rejuvenation and spiritual augmentation drive.

Protest in Odisha Assembly over SJTA decision

BJP MLAs on Saturday staged a protest in the Odisha Assembly over Sri Jagannath Temple Administration's (SJTA) decision of restricting devotees to have glimpse of the deities on 'Nabajoubana Darshan' on July 17, a day before the Ratha jatra.

Odisha Assembly witnesses repeated adjournments

The Odisha Assembly on Thursday witnessed repeated adjournments and noisy scenes with opposition Congress demanding a ruling from Speaker on ministers allegedly reading out written replies in the House instead of replying to the queries.

Six get 10-year jail term in Odisha gang-rape case

A court in Odisha has sentenced six people to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Dalit woman in Bargarh district nearly six years ago, a lawyer said on Thursday.

Six people killed in lightning strike in Odisha

Six people were killed and around 12 were injured after being struck by a lightning in Jaripada village of Odisha's Khordha district.

Odisha Congress backs Manmohan Singh, seeks CBI probe into CM's role

The Odisha unit of the Congress on Tuesday expressed solidarity with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who was summoned in the coal scam case, and demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik be probed by the CBI in connection with the scam.

Criminal held in Ganjam district

A history-sheeter was arrested for alleged involvement in criminal activities and a pistol along with live ammunition and a sword seized from him in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said Monday.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik admits serious lapse in constable recruitment process

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday admitted that there was lapses in constable recruitment process due to leakage of questions for written test and said strict action will be taken against those responsible for the incident.

Naveen Patnaik admits serious lapse in constable recruitment process

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday admitted that there was lapses in constable recruitment process due to leakage of questions for written test and said strict action will be taken against those responsible for the incident.

Uproar in Odisha Assembly over Constable recruitment scam

Odisha Assembly was stalled on Monday amid pandemonium and adjournments with opposition Congress demanding a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on cancellation of the written test for constable recruitment following reports about question paper leak.

Tribal school girl found pregnant in Odisha, hostel in-charge suspended

Close on the heels of similar incidents, a 15-year old tribal student living in a government school hostel, was found pregnant as the district authorities suspended the hostel incharge and the police launched a probe.

CPI(M) to hold demonstration in Odisha against Land Bill

Claiming that mineral- rich states like Odisha would be worst-affected if the Land Acquisition Bill became an Act, CPI(M) on Sunday said party supporters would demonstrate in Bhubaneswar on March 17 to protest the measure.

Odisha official suspended over girl's pregnancy

 An Odisha government official has been suspended after an inmate in a state-run hostel, a student of Class 9, was found pregnant in Malkangiri district.

Odisha opposes Centre's cash plan under PDS

 Odisha has opposed the central government`s proposal for providing money to the beneficiaries instead of rice and wheat under the Public Distribution System (PDS), said an official on Saturday.

Evaluation of Matric exam papers in Odisha from Tuesday

 After the fortnight-long Matriculation examination in Odisha conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) ended earlier this week, the Board is all set to begin evaluation of answer sheets from Tuesday.