Odisha News

Ritual to replace idols at Jagannath Temple ends

The ancient ritual of carrying wood 'Daru' for creating a new set of idols for the famed Lord Jagannath Temple ended in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

15 minor girls rescued, four arrested for trafficking in Odisha

Four persons, including three women, were arrested by Government Railway Police here for allegedly trafficking 15 minor girls to Andhra Pradesh with promise of jobs.

Huge sand painting for Lord Jagannath by Sudarsan

Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a huge sand painting to welcome the sacred neem tree log for making of the new idol of Lord Jagannath for Nabakalebara festival at Puri on Friday.

Odisha Police seeks two more BSF battalions for anti-Maoist operation

Seeking two more battalions of BSF jawans, Odisha Police on Friday said it had decided to intensify the anti-Maoist operation in Koraput and Malkangiri districts.

Five women held in Odisha for snatching gold chains of devotees

Five women of West Bengal were arrested on the charge of snatching gold chains, mobile phones and wallets of devotees accompanying the cart carrying the sacred neem tree log for making of new idol of Lord Jagannath at Pipli, police said on Friday.

Odisha Police arrests Ponzi firm director

 The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Police Crime Branch on Thursday arrested one of the directors of a ponzi firm on charges of duping investors, police said.

Maharashtra sizzles in heatwave, Odisha put on alert

People in large parts of India experienced a searing hot day with heatwave-like conditions prevailing in many states and mercury settling above 40 degrees Celsius.

ED attaches assets over Rs 480 crore assets in ponzi, mining scam cases in Odisha

Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued a string of orders attaching assets to the tune of about Rs 485 crore of three mining companies and a chit fund firm in connection with its money laundering probes in Odisha.

IMD predicts heat wave-like situation, SRC alerts Collectors

With the IMD forecasting heat wave-like situation across Odisha for a week, the state Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday put all the district collectors on alert and asked them to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

Odisha Congress attacks BJP, BJD over failure to provide good governance

 The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led central government and Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for failing to provide good governance in last one year.

Naveen Patnaik seeks self-appraisal of ministers

 Ahead of completing one year in the office during his fourth term as Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has sought self-appraisal of his all ministers.

Heat wave-like condition to prevail for a week over Odisha: IMD

The heat wave-like conditions are likely to prevail over Odisha for a week with mercury level reaching around 44 degrees Celsius in some places, a senior IMD official said.

Overwhelming response to PMSBY, PMJJBY schemes in Odisha

The Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) have received an overwhelming response in the first week of their respective launches in Odisha.

Daitapati priests oppose SJTA ban on devotees climbing Jagannath bathing podium

The row over touching the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra continued as the Daitapati priests opposed on Tuesday the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration's decision of not allowing devotees to climb the bathing podium on the Snan Purnima Day (bathing rituals) scheduled to be held on June 2.

Leopard skin seized in Odisha; 1 held

A man was arrested with a leopard skin from the foothills of the Similipal forests in Mayurbhanj district.

Govt a multi-organ failure in Odisha: BJP

Accusing BJD government in Odisha of suffering from "multi-organ failure," BJP today said it was incapable to govern as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has insulated himself from governance, paving way for a handful of bureaucrats to control the administration.

Odisha government suffering from multi-organ failure: BJP

Launching a scathing attack on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Odisha unit of the BJP on Tuesday said the state government was suffering from 'multi-organ failure' for last one year.

Fire at Odisha Home Department

 Fire broke out at the Home Department in the ground floor of the state secretariat building here on Monday, the police said.

Odisha to help West Africa's coal-fired power plants

 The pollution control board of the Odisha has promised to share its experiences with West African countries that are planning to turn to coal-fired plants to increase electricity generation, Nihar Ranjan Sahoo, a senior environmental engineer with the board, said here.

Bus owners threaten strike from June 5 in Odisha

All Odisha Private Bus Owners Association on Saturday threatened to go on an indefinite strike from June 5 if their demands including a mechanism of an automatic fare adjustment as soon as the price of fuel changes.

Rourkela Steel Plant worker dies during shift

A worker in the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) here died while on duty Friday night, plant officials said.

Odisha CM launches mobile app for women security

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched the mobile App "Mo Sathi" for the security of women in the twin cities of Bhjubaneswar and Cuttack.

Tardy construction delays proposed model school commencement in Odisha

Slow pace of construction of the proposed model schools in Ganjam district of Odisha has left a question mark on whether it will be able to start functioning from the ensuing academic session.

Odisha bags international award for pisciculture development

A state government-undertaking of Odisha has been selected for an international award for its contribution in pisciculture development, an official said Thursday.

Odisha gets international award for pisciculture development

 A state government-undertaking of Odisha has been selected for an international award for its contribution in pisciculture development, an official said Thursday.

No deal with BJP: Naveen Patnaik

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said there was no deal between the BJD government in the state with BJP-led NDA government at the Centre as alleged by opposition Congress.

Tremors felt in Odisha

Tremors were felt in most parts of Odisha on Tuesday triggering panic among the people who rushed out of the buildings.

Patnaik concerned over declining share of central assistance

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday expressed concerns over the declining share of central assistance to his State under various Agriculture schemes including cut in the national food security mission.

Odisha BJP to launch agitation against BJD

 The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday decided to take on the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government by highlighting its shortcomings through the agitation path.

ONGC to conduct survey for gas reserves in Odisha: Pradhan

 Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited plans to conduct a 2D survey of all unapprised sedimentary basins for establishment of potential natural gas resources in Odisha.