Odisha News

Rajnath reviews flood situation in Bengal, Odisha

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the flood situation in West Bengal and Odisha and assured both state governments of full central support, an official statement said.

Odisha: Two children die in wall collapse

 Two children were killed when portion of a rain-soaked wall collapsed at Tabalakata village in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Monday, police said.

Three engineers, two minor boys drown in Odisha

Five persons, including three engineers and two boys, drowned in separate incidents in Odisha's Angul and Keonjhar districts on Sunday, police said.

Police exhumes body in Odisha, suspects murder

The decomposed body of a middle-aged man, suspected to have been murdered, was exhumed from the cremation ground at Gumma Padara in Kandhamal district, police said on Sunday.

Heavy rain forecast in Odisha: MeT office

 Heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty surface winds is likely to pound several places in south and north Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of a depression.

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Odisha, West Bengal; lakhs affected
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Odisha, West Bengal; lakhs affected

Heavy rains triggered by cyclone Komen wreaked havoc in several states including Odisha, West Bengal and Gujarat claiming at least 100 lives, causing floods and displacing lakhs of people.

Bus fares slashed in Odisha after fuel price reduction

 The bus fare across Odisha was today reduced by two to four paise per kilometre under automatic fare revision mechanism after reduction of fuel price last night.

Woman fights back crocodile, escapes from jaws of death in Odisha

A 37-year-old woman from Singiri village under Rajkanika police station limits has shown exemplary courage in staving off an attacking crocodile.

Cyclone Komen aftermath: Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha; lakhs affected
Cyclone Komen aftermath: Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha; lakhs affected

Lakhs of people have been affected after heavy rains lashed West Bengal and Odisha due to a depression over Bay of Bengal caused by cyclone Komen on Saturday while flood like situation in Rajasthan and Gujarat have thrown normal life out of gear.

Odisha sets up committee for smart city programme

 Optimistic of getting some of its cities enlisted in the Centre's Smart City scheme, Odisha government today decided to set up a committee to prepare a road map for carrying forward the programme.

Three Maoists killed on Odisha-Chhattishgarh border

Three Maoists, including two women, were gunned down in an encounter with security personnel at Tandiki forest area close to the Malkangiri-Chhattisgarh border on Friday, police said.

Cyclonic storm 'Komen' weakens into deep depression, high alert in Odisha
Cyclonic storm 'Komen' weakens into deep depression, high alert in Odisha

Cyclonic storm 'Komen' hit the Bangladesh coast on Thursday evening, triggering heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, according to reports on Friday.

Odisha on alert over cyclonic storm ''Komen''

 The Odisha government on Thursday sounded an alert over advancing cyclonic storm "Komen", which will precipitate heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coastal areas in the next 24 hours.

Odisha flood situation improves

 The flood situation in Odisha slightly improved today with the rains relenting even as the state government asked collectors of five north and coastal districts to remain watchful of the IMD report on the impact of cyclonic storm 'Komen'.

Heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Komen nears
Heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Komen nears

Cyclonic storm 'Komen' will hit the Bangladesh coast Thurday afternoon, bringing with it heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the MET department said.

Flood threat looms large in Odisha

 Incessant rains have triggered a flood threat in four districts of Odisha, forcing the government to take preventive measures on war footing, officials said on Wednesday.

APJ Abdul Kalam's unfinished lecture to appear in new book

The lecture which Dr APJ Abdul Kalam couldn't finish before collapsing while talking to students in IIM Shillong could soon be part of a new book.

Flood threat looms large over North-Coastal Odisha

With the upper catchment areas of river Baitarani and Subarnarekha receiving heavy rains during the last 24 hours due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal, the Odisha government on Tuesday put at least six coastal and northern districts on alert.

Flood threat looms large over North-Coastal Odisha

With the upper catchment areas of river Baitarani and Subarnarekha receiving heavy rains during the last 24 hours due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal, the Odisha government on Tuesday put at least six coastal and northern districts on alert.

Odisha government pays rich tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

Odisha government on Tuesday paid rich tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam at a condolence meeting here at the state secretariat where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Secretary G C Pati and others mourned the passing away of the former President.

Dr Kalam was 'visionary' leader: Odisha CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday paid tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the state secretariat here, describing him as a "visionary leader".

Jeypore kendu pluckers not getting bonus for lack of banks

 Thousands of kendu leaf pluckers under Jeypore kendu leaf division are yet to receive their bonus announced by Odisha Government in 2014 as they have no bank accounts.

Heavy rainfall likely in Odisha till Wednesday

Heavy to very heavy rains coupled with squally surface wind are likely to lash many parts of Odisha till Wednesday under the impact of a depression over the Bay of Bengal.

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.