Odisha News

SIT arrests Karnataka Lokayukta's son Ashwin Rao in bribery case

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested Ashwin Rao, son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice V. Bhaskar Rao, in connection with a bribery case.

Security intensified in Maoist-hit Odisha districts

 Security has been beefed up and combing operation intensified in Maoist-hit southern Odisha districts in view of the Naxalites deciding to observe 'Martyr's Week' from Tuesday.

Bodies of two Maoists recovered from Odisha forest

 Security personnel on Monday recovered the bodies of two Maoists from a forest in Odisha after an overnight gun battle with the rebels, police said.

Lakhs witness Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar return car festival

 Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the pilgrim town of Puri on Sunday to witness Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar "Bahuda Yatra", the return car festival of the deities, amid tight security.

One dies during Lord Jagannath's return journey

 A devotee died during Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebara Bahuda Yatra here on Sunday after he fell unconscious while performing Sankirtan.

Heavy rains to continue in Odisha

 With several parts of Odisha already being pounded by a downpour since yesterday, many areas are likely to be lashed by heavy rains coupled with gusty surface wind till Monday under the influence of a low pressure formed over the northeast Bay of Bengal.

SJTA suspends priest after devotee mounts Lord Jagannath's chariot

 The Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has placed a priest under suspension and served a show cause notice to another for allegedly helping a women devotee mount the chariot of Lord Jagannath before the ceremonial 'Pahandi' (procession) to Sri Gundicha Temple on Tuesday.

Five Maoists surrender in Odisha today

Five hardcore Maoists, including two women, surrendered before the police in Odisha`s Malkangiri district on Thursday accusing the red rebels of deviating from their ideology and exploiting poor tribals.

Collectors asked to complete Odisha school toilets by July

Odisha has asked its district collectors to complete the construction of new toilets and operationalise all old toilets under school sanitation programme by July 31, said an official on Wednesday.

Odisha: Collectors asked to complete school toilet projects by July 31

With PSUs failing to meet the deadline of constructing new toilets in schools, Odisha government has asked district collectors to take up such projects and complete them by July 31, officials said.

Odisha: All visual art course seats filled up after a decade

 All 30 seats in the four-year visual art course in the Government College of Art and Craft at Khallikote in Ganjam district were filled up this year after a decade.

Petition filed against Odisha CM, vigilance director

A petition was filed in a local court against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and vigilance director KB Singh, alleging criminal conspiracy by them against former state police chief Prakash Mishra.

Odisha legislators ask Sonia, Rahul to remove chief whip

Twelve Congress legislators from Odisha met party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday demanding the removal of the party chief whip in the state assembly.

11 thrashed in 'people's court' held by Maoists

Maoists in Malkangiri district of Odisha held a 'people's court' wherein they thrashed 11 people for being police informers.

Headmaster suspended for locking school toilets

The headmaster of an upper primary school in Odisha's Ganjam district has been suspended for locking school toilets while classes were on.

Govt urged to recommend Berhampur for Smart City project

Corporators and Berhampur MLA RC Chyaupatnaik have urged Odisha Government to recommend Berhampur for the Smart City project.

Odisha: Headmaster suspended for locking school toilets

The headmaster of an upper primary school in Odisha's Ganjam district has been suspended for locking school toilets while classes were on.

Muslims take part in car festival in Kendrapara

For 67-year-old Shaukat Ali, it has become customary to catch a glimpse of the triad of deities - Jagannath, Balabhadra and sister Subhadra - as they emerge out of their temple abode every year.

Jagannath Rath Yatra: All three chariots reach Gundicha temple

All three chariots of the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra reached Gundicha Temple in Puri on Sunday.

Devotees have darshan of Lord Jagannath

A day after the century's first 'Nabakalebar' Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced here, thousands of devotees had darshan of the new idols of the three deities as their chariots stood in front of Gundicha Temple here on Sunday.

Royal scions continue Rath Yatra tradition

Carrying on and age-old tradition, scions of royal families have performed 'Chhera Pahanra' during Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra at several places in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha.

15 lakh watch Nabakalebar Rath Yatra; 2 killed, 10 hurt in stampede
15 lakh watch Nabakalebar Rath Yatra; 2 killed, 10 hurt in stampede

Around 15 lakh devotees witnessed the century's first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath which was marred by stampede like situation in which two women were killed and 10 others injured here on Saturday.

Millennium's first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra held at Puri
Millennium's first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra held at Puri

Amid tight security, the century's first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath was held here on Saturday with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm and a spirit of camaraderie.

Devotees throng Puri ahead of annual 'Rath Yatra'

Devotees have thronged the temple town of Puri in Odisha as preparations are in full swing for the annual ' Rath Yatra' which will commence on Saturday.

PIL questions Puri seer's chariot rulings of 2013

The Orissa High Court on Friday issued notices to the state government and Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee (SJTMC) on a PIL which questions the propriety of SJTMC in seeking the opinion of the Shankaracharya as to who has the right to climb the chariots during the Car festival and touch the deities.

Gopalpur, Berhampur bus terminal likely to be completed by October

Construction of bus terminals in Gopalpur and Berhampur is likely to be completed in August and October, respectively.

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan faces Vyapam scam protest in Odisha

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had a tough time at two functions in Odisha as some alleged BJD supporters shouted slogans demanding his resignation over his "link" with the Vyapam scandal main acused.

Railway Minister Prabhu inaugurates projects in Odisha

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday inaugurated a series of rail projects in Odisha including a new line in Khurda district and said the country will progress if ports and mines of the state are connected with railway lines.

Cabinet okays Odisha, Andhra cyclone risk revised cost

The union cabinet on Thursday approved the revised cost estimates for phase-I of the national cyclone risk mitigation project for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

BJP seeks intervention of rights panel over Odisha arrests

The BJP in Odisha on Wednesday moved the Odisha State Human Rights Commission (OHRC) against the arrest of 114 people, including 63 women, who were demanding the shifting of a bridge site from their village in Keonjhar district.