Odisha News

Mild tremors felt in Odisha

Mild tremors were felt again on Sunday in various parts of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Fresh tremors jolt Odisha

Fresh tremors jolted several parts of Odisha on Sunday, triggering panic among people as the aftershocks came a day after a powerful earthquake rocked Nepal and several parts of India.

Odisha: Height of bridges over Dhobijor Nullah to be raised

 In order to ensure smooth flow of sewage during rainy season, the height of the bridges over Dhobijor Nullah carrying the sewage of Sambalpur city in western Odisha will be raised soon, officials said on Sunday.

Artist creates sand-art to raise awareness about earthquake victims

 Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a sand-art piece with the slogan, "help the earthquake victims", to raise awareness about the Nepal earthquake here on Saturday.

Tremors felt in Odisha as earthquake hits Nepal

Tremors were felt in several parts of Odisha following a severe earthquake in many parts of East and North India triggering panic among the people.

Man shot dead in Odisha

 A 27-year-old man was shot dead by unidentified persons at Marshaghai area of Odisha's Kendrapara district, triggering tension in the areas, police said on Saturday.

Puri Shankaracharya criticises Odisha Govt

The Shankaracharya of Govardhan peeth Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has expressed his anguish for not being "consulted" by the Odisha Government for the ongoing preparation for the famous Nabalakebara festival of Lord Jagannath.

Tree for carving Subhadra idol identified in Odisha

The sacred neem tree (Daru) to carve out the idol of goddess Subhadra has been identified in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, Suresh Mohapatra, chief of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), said on Friday.

CBI raids premises of ponzi firm

The CBI on Thursday conducted searches in the premises of Mangaldeep Land Promoters in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court.

Odisha to include eight state specific disasters under SDRF

 With lightning strikes claiming more lives than major calamities like floods and cyclones, the Odisha government has decided to include eight state-specific disasters under the State Disaster Response Fund and directed authorities to prepare disaster management plans for the current fiscal.

Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda again goes on hunger strike

 Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has again started hunger strike in Berhampur Circle Jail here.

Odisha seeks to double housing land for poor in capital

The Odisha government is planning to reserve at least 20 percent of the land for affordable housing, up from 10 per cent at present, according to a top official.

Odisha govt stresses on chemical treatment of seeds

 In a bid to raise paddy productivity, Odisha government has stressed on chemical treatment of the seeds prior to sowing and introduction of drought-resistant and flood-prone varieties in calamity-prone Ganjam district in the Kharif season.

Kandhamal to ensure water supply near residential schools

 To ensure proper water supply, the administration in Kandhamal district has decided to construct check dams over springs and nullahs near residential schools functioning under the ST and SC welfare department.

Tearful adieu to former Odisha CM JB Patnaik

Thousands of people on Wednesday gave a tearful farewell to former Odisha Chief Minister JB Patnaik as his body was taken out in a procession in the city.

Heat wave in Odisha's coolest place

The intense heatwave sweeping across Odisha has not spared even the mountainous Koraput district, known as one of the coolest places in the state.

JB Patnaik - politician, scholar, litterateur and journalist

Known for his political acumen and skill in devising plans, JB Patnaik remained the focus of Odisha politics for over four decades.

Mamata condoles JB Patnaik's death

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday condoled the death of former Odisha Chief Minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik.

JB Patnaik withstood test of time in politics: Naveen

Terming JB Patnaik as an "institution" in himself, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the leader withstood the test of time in politics.

Sonia Gandhi condoles death of Patnaik

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Odisha Chief Minister J B Patnaik, saying his life was spent in the service of the people.

JB Patnaik chanted 'Vishnu Sahasranam' hours before end: Daughter

A great devotee of Lord Jagannath, former Odisha Chief Minister JB Patnaik himself chanted "Vishnu Sahasranam" while having darshan of Lord Balaji at Tirupati temple hours before he breathed his last at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences.

Odisha: Baby swap case solved in MKCG hospital

A DNA report has helped crack the baby swapping case that rocked MKCG Medical College and Hospital here two months ago.

Three-time Odisha CM Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passes away

Former Odisha chief minister and senior Congress leader Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passed away in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, early on Tuesday morning. He was 89.

Three wanted Maoists surrender in Odisha

Three Maoists, carrying cash rewards on their heads, on Monday surrendered in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.

Odisha: Three convicted in fraudulent operation of chitfunds

A court in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district on Monday sentenced three persons to rigorous imprisonment and slapped a hefty fine on them for fraudulent operation of chit funds.

51 arrested for setting train coach on fire, ransacking Delang station

As many as 51 people were arrested on Sunday for torching a coach of Puri-Barbil Express train and ransacking Delang railway station.

Ten places in Odisha record temp above 40 deg C

Heat wave-like condition prevailed in many parts of Odisha on Sunday with the mercury crossing the 40-degree Celsius mark in at least ten places.

Police nab two accused of uploading sex video in Odisha

Two people involved in uploading a sex video onto the internet leading to a minor girl committing suicide in Odisha's Cuttack district have been arrested, police said on Sunday.

BJP claims to have achieved 30 lakh membership in Odisha

BJP on Sunday claimed to have achieved over 30 lakh members for the ongoing membership drive to enroll 40 lakh people in the party by April 30 in Odisha.

Ganjam extends Thakurani Yatra in Berhampur by 11 days

 In view of popular demand, the district administration in Odisha's Ganjam has extended the famous Thakurani Yatra in Berhampur by 11 days.