Odisha News

Maoist arms dumps unearthed in Odisha

Police on Sunday unearthed three arms dumps of Maoists in Khadisaru jungle in Ganjam- Kandhmal districts of Odisha.

Pakistani militants may attack Odisha on Republic Day: Officials

Odisha has received intelligence inputs that Pakistani militants may attack the state on Republic Day, officials said Sunday.

Present Odisha sarees to Michelle Obama, PM Modi urged

Senior Congress leader from Odisha, Niranjan Patnaik Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to present Sambalpuri and silk sarees of the state to US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Republic Day celebrations: Security tightened across Odisha

Security has been tightened across Odisha, mainly in Maoist affected areas, for Republic Day celebrations Monday in view of intelligence warning about possible terror strike and call by Naxals to observe it as a 'black day'.

Ammonia gas leaks from cold storage in Odisha, creates panic

Leak of ammonia gas from a private cold storage triggered panic in Ainthapali area here with several people rushing to hospital complaining of breathing problem and burning feeling, police said on Sunday.

Odisha chit fund scam: Seashore director arrested

The director of as many as 15 ventures of the Seashore group, Pravat Dash, the brother of group chief Prashant Dash, was arrested Saturday for his alleged link to the chit fund scam in Odisha.

Maoists explode bomb on rail line in Odisha

Suspected Maoists triggered an explosion on Visakhapatnam-Raipur railway line in Rayagada district early on Saturday, injuring one person and blowing up a portion of track that led to disruption of train services on the route.

Odisha man shares defence information with ISI, held

Amid threat of a possible terror attack, Odisha Police Friday arrested a man for allegedly sharing information about the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district with Pakistani spy agency ISI.

ISI agent arrested near Chandipur

A suspected ISI agent was today arrested from a prohibited area in the Integrated Test Range (ITR), premier defence establishment at Chandipur, about 15 km from here.

Girl raped in confinement, diploma engineer held in Odisha

Berhampur: An engineering diploma holder was arrested near Tikabali in Odisha's Kandhamal district for allegedly raping a minor girl for last two years, police said today.

Vehicle carrying mid-day meal for school children torched in Odisha

A group of men, suspected to be Maoists, torched a vehicle carrying mid-day meal for school children and ate the food before taking away the containers in Odisha's Kalahandi district, a senior police officer said on Thursday.

Odisha on high alert after threat of terror attack

The Odisha government has put all 30 districts in the state on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of attacks by Pakistan-based militant groups.

BSF jawans to be redeployed in Maoist-prone areas: Odisha DGP

 Odisha's Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik on Wednesday said Border Security Force (BSF) jawans engaged in Maoist-prone areas in the state will be re-deployed keeping in view the intelligence inputs.

Odisha: Three persons missing as boat capsizes in river Sileru

At least three tribals were missing and as many swam ashore when a fishing boat in which they were travelling capsized in Sileru river in Malkangiri district of Odisha.

SC orders CBI probe into Odisha teacher's murder

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the CBI to probe the murder of a woman teacher in Odisha, a lawyer said.

Three-year-old girl raped by youth in Odisha

A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man at Rambha in Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.

BJD terrorising BJP supporters: Arun Singh

Accusing ruling BJD in Odisha of unleashing terror against its supporters after party president Amit Shah's recent rally here, BJP on Monday claimed its strength would increase 13 fold in the state as people are fed up with corruption and misrule during the Naveen Patnaik rule.

Ranchi Police recover detonators from bus arriving from Odisha

Ranchi Police on Monday confirmed the recovery of about 10,000 detonators from a passenger bus coming from Odisha.

Minors, women among 34 held for attacking police

At least 34 persons including five juveniles and two women were arrested on charge of attacking the police in Boudh district in which seven persons were injured, the police said on Sunday.

Bank lockers of family checked by CBI: Odisha MP

 Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra Sunday said bank lockers of his wife and daughter were examined by the CBI as part of its investigation in the Odisha chit fund scam.

Odisha issues guidelines for safety of women teachers

In the backdrop of the brutal burning to death of a lady teacher in Rayagada district in Odisha for raising voice against sexual harassment allegedly by a senior, the School and Mass Education department on Friday issued guidelines for the safety of women employees at workplace with immediate effect.

Odisha to set up cultural complex under Kalmandal project

 Odisha government on Friday said it was in the process of setting up a multi-purpose cultural complex under the Kalamandal project.

Odisha issues guidelines for safety of women at workplace

The School and Mass Education department of the Odisha government Friday issued guidelines for the safety of women employees at their workplace with immediate effect.

Minor girl gang-raped in Odisha's Kendrapara

A 15-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by two youths in Kendrapara district, police said on Friday.

Minor girl gang-raped in Odisha

A 15-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped by two youths in Kendrapara district, police said on Friday.

Man sentenced to death for double murder in Odisha

 A court in Odisha Thursday awarded the death sentence to a man accused of double murder in 2011.

Assistant school teacher suspended in Odisha

An assistant school teacher has been suspended for allegedly engaging students in his cotton field in Odisha's Rayagada district, district administration sources said on Thursday.

Nation-wide 'Chetna Yatra' by Netaji lovers

A 'Chetna Yatra', which would cover over 1500 kms, would be launched tomorrow by followers of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from his birthplace here to Imphal, the place where he fought the British in a bid to free the country.

CBI searches chit fund company in Odisha

CBI on Tuesday carried out search at 14 places in Odisha against Safex Group of Companies in connection with its probe in multi-crore chit fund scam.

USAID, BMGF to support Swachh Bharat campaign

The 'Swachh Bharat' campaign on Tuesday got a boost with USAID and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) joining hands with the government and pledging a financial commitment of around USD 12 million over the next five years for the success of the Mission.