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Odisha comedian's face blackened for comment on Lord Jagannath

With ink on his face and body, popular Odia comedian Tattwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pompom was seen begging for forgiveness by holding his ears inside his car.

Orissa HC grants advance bail to SUM hospital trustees
Orissa HC grants advance bail to SUM hospital trustees

Justice Debabrata Dash allowed the advance bail pleas of Saswati and Arati, who are the members of the Trust that runs the hospital.

NIT-Calicut threatens to expel girls if found `roaming` with boys on campus – Read the full `warning notice` here
NIT-Calicut threatens to expel girls if found `roaming` with boys on campus – Read the full `warning notice` here

The “warning notice” was issued by ladies hostel warden S Bhuvaneswari on Tuesday. It was, however, taken down on Wednesday following widespread condemnation.

Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance
Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said 11.61 lakh farmers across the state will get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance for Kharif season of 2015.

One arrested in Odisha with fake Rs 2,000 notes

A youth was arrested in Odisha on charges of circulating counterfeits of newly-released Rs 2,000 notes, said police on Tuesday.

Odisha seeks tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water issue
Odisha seeks tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water issue

Odisha also urged the union ministry to direct the Chhattisgarh government to stop construction of barrages over the Mahanadi river with immediate effect.

Naxals' diktat leaves Odisha villagers with no option but to flee for safety

At least 30 people have recently fled Dabuguda village of Odisha`s Malkangiri district after Naxals, whose strength is dwindling after the September 24 encounter, issued a diktat that one member from each family will have to join their organisation.

Rumours of ban on Rs 10 coins trigger panic in Odisha

Small traders and auto-rickshaw drivers are not accepting the Rs 10 coins. Many local shops and vendors have also stopped taking the coins.

Odisha youth arrested trying to deposit fake notes

A youth was arrested by Odisha police when he was trying to deposit fake currency notes at a bank at Khurda town, near here, amid the rush of customers depositing money following the demonetisation of high-value currency notes.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches signature campaign on Mahanadi, Polavaram
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches signature campaign on Mahanadi, Polavaram

Patnaik became the first signatory to the memorandum, which will be submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee. It is proposed to contain at least one signature from all the 87 lakh families of the state, BJD sources said.

NSUI workers, annoyed with Rahul, shout at Cong leader

NSUI activists on Wednesday barged into the hotel room of Congress general secretary in-charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad here and shouted at him over the non-participation of any senior party leader at the funeral of Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, a reputed Odisha Congress leader, who passed away at a private hospital in Gurugram on Sunday night.

94 Maoist supporters, ultras surrender in Odisha's Malkangiri
94 Maoist supporters, ultras surrender in Odisha's Malkangiri

As many as 94 Maoist supporters and 52 militia members have surrendered before Malkangiri police.

Tripura on cyclone alert, drizzling on for 72 hours
Tripura on cyclone alert, drizzling on for 72 hours

The rain is likely to continue for at least two more days. 

Ahead of Panchayat elections, Amit Shah to attend BJP mega meet in Odisha on Nov 25
Ahead of Panchayat elections, Amit Shah to attend BJP mega meet in Odisha on Nov 25

Ahead of Panchayat elections in Odisha, BJP on Saturday announced plans to organise a large meeting here on November 25, where party president Amit Shah will sound the poll bugle and "expose the inefficiency, inertia and misrule" during 17 years of BJD rule in the state.

Incessant rains throw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha
Incessant rains throw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha

Incessant rains since Thursday in several parts of coastal and interior Odisha have thrown normal life out of gear.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik rejects alliance with Congress

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said there was no scope for any alliance with the Congress.

Odisha sets up committee to implement 7th pay panel recos

Around four lakh state government employees and over three lakh pensioners would benefit from the move.

Maoists release audio tape, claim RK could be in police custody

In the audio tape the chief ministers of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh were blamed for the killing of the 28 Maoists.

Sum Hospital owner gets bail

The Odisha govt has ordered an inquiry into the fire incident by the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) under the Commission of Enquiry Act of 1952. 

Cyclone Kyant weakens to deep depression, Odisha to get rains

Most parts of Odisha will receive rains till Friday even as the cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal weakened to a deep depression, an IMD bulletin said today.

Four killed, 36 hurt as bus falls off bridge in Odisha

Four persons were killed and 36 injured when a bus fell off a bridge in Odisha's Angul district on Tuesday.

Maoist encounter on Odisha-Andhra border: Death toll rises to 27
Maoist encounter on Odisha-Andhra border: Death toll rises to 27

Malkangiri served as a major transit belt of the Naxals.

A week after Odisha hospital fire, anger and anguish yet to subside
A week after Odisha hospital fire, anger and anguish yet to subside

The fire in the SUM Hospital has claimed 27 lives so far.

Top Naxal leaders among 24 killed in encounter in Odisha
Top Naxal leaders among 24 killed in encounter in Odisha

The bodies of 24 Maoists, including that of some women, were recovered from the site after a joint operation, police said.

21 Maoists gunned down in encounter on Odisha-Andhra border
21 Maoists gunned down in encounter on Odisha-Andhra border

The Naxals were neutralised in a joint operation by the Odisha Police and their counterparts from Andhra Pradesh.

Deep depression over Bay of Bengal, likely to turn into cyclonic storm
Deep depression over Bay of Bengal, likely to turn into cyclonic storm

A depression over east-central Bay of Bengal moved east-north-eastwards, intensified into a deep depression today and lay centered over Bay of Bengal.

Odisha hospital fire: Death toll mounts to 26 as two more succumb to injuries
Odisha hospital fire: Death toll mounts to 26 as two more succumb to injuries

The death toll in Odisha`s SUM Hospital fire has mounted to 26, as a person undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital here succumbed to injuries on Saturday, a health official said.

Odisha Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigns over hospital fire tragedy
Odisha Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigns over hospital fire tragedy

His resignation came after Union Health Minister J P Nadda pointed out faults in the safety measures at the Sum Hospital.

454 people, 388 elephants died in man-animal conflict in Odisha in 6 years

Odisha has seen terrible human-animal conflict in the last six years, resulting in the deaths of 454 people and 2,261 animals, including 388 elephants, a Forest Department report said.

Odisha SUM hospital inferno: More patients succumb to injuries, death toll reaches 24
Odisha SUM hospital inferno: More patients succumb to injuries, death toll reaches 24

On Friday, the death toll in the deadly SUM hospital inferno has risen to 24.Earlier, Manoj Naik, owner of Bhubaneswar`s SUM Hospital was arrested by the state police on Thursday morning.