Odisha News

Radhe Maa remark: Radharani draws Speaker's attention

 Odisha BJP MLA Radharani Panda on Friday sought Speaker Niranjan Pujari's intervention in the 'Radhe Maa' comment made against her by senior BJD MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain in the house.

Infant death toll at Cuttack hospital reaches 35 in 7 days

With infant death toll reaching 35 in seven days in the state-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics, the Odisha government on Thursday decided to rope in at least seven doctors from SCB Medical College to man the beleaguered paediatric hospital.

Congress to boycott Monsoon Session of Odisha Assembly

The Congress on Thursday announced its decision to boycott the remaining days of the ongoing Monsoon Session of Odisha Assembly as a mark of protest over the manner in which Bills are being passed in the House.

BJD legislator in Odisha calls BJP woman MLA Radhe Maa

A ruling BJD legislator called a BJP woman MLA 'Radhe Maa' on Wednesday, which was denounced by members of the state assembly cutting across party lines.

Rasogolla issue raised in Odisha assembly

Taking strong exception to neighbouring West Bengal's move to formally stake claim over Rasogolla as their invention, the ruling BJD members today raised the issue in the Assembly and asked the government to take steps for protection of the state's culture and heritage.

Maoist camp destroyed in Odisha's Koraput

A Maoist camp was destroyed and some materials were seized by security personnel following an exchange of fire with the rebels in a forest in this district, police officials said on Thursday.

Arrested godman Santosh Roul, son to make court appearance through VC

Allowing a plea of Odisha Police, a court here has ordered the Choudwar jail authorities to make arrangements for video conferencing (VC) to avoid physical production of arrested godman Santosh Roul and his adopted son Satyam in court.

Opposition sits on dharna in Odisha Assembly

 The Opposition Congress and BJP members on Wednesday sat on a dharna in the Well of Odisha Assembly protesting Speaker Niranjan Pujari's decision to expunge their statements on the Prakash Mishra case.

Heavy rainfall forecast for Odisha

Heavy rainfall fanned by gusty surface wind is likely to lash several areas of Odisha under the influence of a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, the IMD said on Wednesday.

Sonia condemns Naxal attack on BSF personnel

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the Naxalite attack in Malkangiri district of Odisha in which three BSF personnel and a civilian were killed and said the guilty should be brought to book expeditiously.

Three BSF jawans killed in Maoist ambush in Odisha
Three BSF jawans killed in Maoist ambush in Odisha

At least three jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) were killed on Wednesday morning when Maoists ambushed their patrol party in Odisha.

Rio de Janeiro city council votes to ban Uber

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday became the latest city to move against Uber as its city council voted to ban unregulated ride-sharing services. 

Odisha: Bail plea of Sarathi Baba's son rejected

 A local court rejected the bail application on Tuesday of Satyam Roul, the adopted son of self-proclaimed godman Santosh Roul, alias Sarathi Baba, who is in custody.

Odisha Govt forms tech comm to probe child deaths in SVPPGIP

 Alarmed over spurt of child deaths at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics in Cuttack, the Odisha government today set up a technical committee to probe the issue at the state's premier paediatrics hospital, which also known as Sishu Bhawan.

Maoist situation still challenging in three districts: Patnaik

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said Left Wing Extremism (LEW) continues to be a challenge in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada.

Maoist situation still challenging in three districts: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Left Wing Extremism (LEW) continues to be a challenge in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada.

21 infants dead in 4 days, Odisha rights panel seeks report

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday directed the state health department to submit an inquiry report into the death of 21 infants in four days in a hospital in Cuttack.

245 gang-rapes in Odisha in last three years: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that as many as 245 gang-rape incidents have been reported in the state of which the victims were killed in eight cases in last three years.

245 gang-rapes in Odisha in last three years

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that as many as 245 gang rape incidents have been reported in the state of which the victims were killed in eight cases in last three years.

167 IAS, IPS and IFS posts lying vacant in the state: Odisha CM

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that as many as 167 posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) are lying vacant in the state.

Patnaik running away from debate on 'fake godman' issue: Cong

 Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of "running away" from a discussion on self-proclaimed godman Srimad Sarathi Dev alias Santosh Kumar Roul, opposition Congress on Monday demanded a through probe into the latter's political connections.

167 IAS, IPS, IFS posts lying vacant in Odisha

 As many as 167 Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) posts are lying vacant in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday.

Irregularities found in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana benefits in Odisha

Close on the heels of a pension fraud, alleged irregularities in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) benefits have come to the fore in Ganjam district following which district administration has cancelled 13 work orders in Kukudakhandi block.

Crime branch cops slap fresh FIR against godman Sarathi Baba

A fresh case of sexual abuse has been filed against arrested self-proclaimed godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul.

Cong MLAs on dharna, BJP members also protest BJD attack

Odisha Assembly on Friday witnessed noisy scenes with the Congress members staging a dharna in the Well of the House demanding action against BJD members who attacked their chief whip, while BJP MLAs stood in protest accusing the ruling BJD legislators of "attacking" the opposition.

Nine govt employees suspended for applying NFSA ration cards

At least nine state government employees have been suspended by the Ganjam district administration for applying for ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Teachers gherao MLAs' quarters in Odisha, demand GIA

On the 11th day of their agitation, non-regular school teachers on Thursday gheraoed houses of MLAs and prevented them from going to the Assembly.

Man gets life term for killing father in Odisha

A man has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by a local court for killing his father following a quarrel in Balasore district a year ago.

This controversial godman's ashram has been valued at Rs 4.48 cr

The sprawling Ashram founded by arrested self-proclaimed godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raula in Odisha's Kendrapara district was officially evaluated at Rs 4.48 crore.

Pandemonium in Odisha Assembly

The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday witnessed pandemonium and disruptions as both the opposition and ruling party members created ruckus shouting slogans and counter-slogans.