Odisha News

Wheeler Island is now Abdul Kalam Island
Wheeler Island is now Abdul Kalam Island

In a tribute to late APJ Abdul Kalam, the Odisha government on Friday named the Wheeler Island after the former president.

At least 154 infants die in 4 months in Kandhamal hospitals

As many as 154 infants died in different hospitals in Kandhamal between April and July, reflecting the abysmal state of infant and child health care in the tribal-dominated district, which did not have even one paediatrician till last month.

154 infants die in 4 months in Kandhamal hospitals

As many as 154 infants died in different hospitals in Kandhamal between April and July, reflecting the abysmal state of infant and child health care in the tribal-dominated district, which did not have even one paediatrician till last month.

Trade unions' strike hits Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) The day-long nation-wide strike called by central trade unions affected normal life in many parts of Odisha on Wednesday as transport services came to a grinding halt.

CID probe ordered into Trahi Achyut Ashram issue

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday ordered Crime Branch of Odisha Police to conduct a probe into the allegations levelled against Trahi Achyut Ashram chief Surendra Mishra alias Sura Baba.

Fall in infant mortality rate in Koraput district of Odisha

The infant mortality rate (IMR) has registered a fall in tribal-dominated Koraput district after introduction of the National Rural Health Mission.

Maoist surrenders in Malkangiri

 A hardcore Maoist who carried Rs 1 lakh reward on his head and was allegedly involved in many crimes, surrendered before the police in Odisha's Malkangiri district today, police said.

Ashram head Sura Baba, two sons detained after clash in Odisha

Trahi Achyuta Ashram head Surendra Mishra, known as Sura Baba, and his two sons were today detained after an FIR was lodged against them for allegedly indulging in various illegal activities.

Odisha: Four more crib deaths, minister visits paediatric hospital

Odisha Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Naik on Sunday night made a surprise visit to 'Sishu Bhawan' paediatric hospital here where 51 infants died in past 10 days.

BJP to hold protest on infant deaths on Sept 2 in Odisha

Accusing the BJD government of failing to take steps to check rising infant deaths at Sishu Bhawan at Cuttack, BJP on Sunday said it would stage protest across the state on September 2 to highlight the crumbling health services in Odisha.

Poor infrastructure causes infant deaths in MKCG in Odisha

 The spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack have raised questions about poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors in major hospitals, including MKCG, in Odisha.

Odisha House adjourned sine die

The Odisha Assembly was on Saturday adjourned sine die after conducting business for two consecutive days with vacant opposition benches amidst a boycott of the House by both Congress and BJP members who were protesting alleged partisan action by the Speaker.

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.