Odisha News

Shutdown over power tariff hike hits Odisha

The Bidyut Upabhokta Mahasangh (Power Consumers' Federation) held a 12-hour shutdown across the state, demanding rollback of power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).

3,987 Bangladeshi infiltrators in Odisha: Naveen

There are 3,987 infiltrators in Odisha and all of them are from Bangladesh, chief minister Naveen Patnaik informed Odisha Assembly on Monday.

Odisha govt to seek rollback of power tariff hike, normalcy returns in Assembly

The deadlock in Odisha Assembly over power tariff hike ended on Monday after the state government announced its decision to file a review petition before the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking a roll back in the proposed increase of tariff pertaining to agriculture.

BJP demands roll back of power tariff hike

Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha for raising power tariff and asking corporate houses to fund its Rs 5 per lunch 'Aahar' scheme, BJP on Sunday demanded immediate roll back of electricity rate hike to protect the interest of consumers.

Odisha HC interim stay on forming Rourkela civic body

The Odisha High Court has ordered an interim stay on the formation of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC).

Posco seeks refund from Odisha rail line undertaking

 South Korean steel giant Posco has sought refund from a rail line undertaking to be set up in partnership with Odhisa government citing change in company law but said it wasn't pulling out from the USD 12 billion steel project in the state.

22 held for intruding into Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

In a crackdown, 22 fishermen were taken into custody on charge of unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, a senior forest officer said on Friday.

Protests continue in Odisha over power tariff hike

Intensifying their protest against the power tariff hike in the state, the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday staged a dharna (sit-in) in front of Raj Bhavan here.

16 sevashram school girls raped in 5 years: Odisha Minister

At least 16 girl students of different Sevashram schools run by Odisha Government's Scheduled Tribe and Schedule Caste Development Department have been victims of rape during the last five years.

Left-wing extremism in 5 Odisha districts remains sensitive: Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday described the law and order situation in the state last year as peaceful even as he raised concern over Left-wing extremism which he said was still a "sensitive" issue in five districts.

Left-wing extremism situation in 5 Odisha districts remains sensitive: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday described the law and order situation in the state last year as peaceful even as he raised concern over Left-wing extremism which he said was still a "sensitive" issue in five districts.

Opposition stalls Odisha Assembly for second day over power tariff

Odisha Assembly was stalled for the second consecutive day on Thursday as opposition Congress and BJP intensified their demand of roll back of electricity tariff hike announced by OERC.

Police aiming to bring people in Koraput close to it

Encouraged by decline in Maoist violence in Narayanpatna area of Odisha's Koraput district, police now aims to bring people in the naxal-hit zone closer to law enforcing agencies.

42-yr-old man injured in Ganjam violence dies

 A 42-year-old man who was injured in recent arson and bombing incident at Ambagon village in Odisha's Ganjam district succumbed to his injuries at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, police said.

Opposition stalls Odisha House proceedings

Odisha Assembly was stalled amid repeated adjournments for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as opposition Congress and BJP members protested power tariff hike announced by Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).

Odisha monk campaigns to save indigenous cow

A monk in Odisha has launched a campaign to save the state's native cow breeds that are on the brink of extinction.

11 more arrests for Ganjam village clash

With 11 more arrests in connection with the arson at Ambagaon village in Odisha's Ganjam district, the total number of people arrested in Sunday's case went up to 22.

CBI raids residences of Odisha Central Bank of India employees

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) units in Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh jointly raided the residences of the managers and employees of Central Bank of India in Bhubaneswar and Baripadan in connection with financial irregularities.

Six persons arrested for question paper leak in Odisha

The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Tuesday arrested six persons including four cops on charge of leaking the question paper for constable recruitment, held on March 15.

Rape videos on WhatsApp: CBI arrests alleged sexual offender in Odisha

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested an alleged sexual offender from here in a case related to uploading of rape videos on WhatsApp, sources said on Tuesday.

OERC hikes power tariff in Odisha

While people are reeling under the scorching summer sun with the mercury already reaching 39 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Tuesday announced a hike in power tariff in the state.

11 held for group clash in Odisha

The police on Monday arrested 11 persons in connection with a group clash at Ambagaon village under Jarada police station in Ganjam district in which three persons were injured.

RSP presents Shree Shakti award to women SHGs

Seven Women's Self Help Groups (SHGs), operating in the peripheral areas of this steel city here, have been awarded Shree Shakti Awards-2014-15 by Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).

Woman gets married to unfaithful lover through counseling

 A 26-year-old woman on Saturday succeeded in marrying an Odisha government officer who allegedly disowned their pre-marital relationship before the state women's commission and senior police officials intervened, in Odisha's Kandhamal district.

Five internal water ways identified in Odisha: Minister

Odisha government on Saturday said at least five new internal water ways has been identified in state which could be utilised in ferrying passengers and goods.

'Return money to people illegally collected by distribution companies'

Cutting across party lines, members of Odisha Assembly on Saturday asked the state government to ensure return of money "illegally" collected from electricity consumers by different distribution companies in the name of "minimum charges".

Odisha: Centre sanctions fund for 'Nabakalebar' festival

Announcing its commitment to put Odisha in the international tourism map, Centre on Saturday sanctioned Rs 50 crore for Lord Jagannth's 'Nabakalebar' festival from the Prasad Scheme, a national mission on pilgrimage rejuvenation and spiritual augmentation drive.

Protest in Odisha Assembly over SJTA decision

BJP MLAs on Saturday staged a protest in the Odisha Assembly over Sri Jagannath Temple Administration's (SJTA) decision of restricting devotees to have glimpse of the deities on 'Nabajoubana Darshan' on July 17, a day before the Ratha jatra.

Odisha Assembly witnesses repeated adjournments

The Odisha Assembly on Thursday witnessed repeated adjournments and noisy scenes with opposition Congress demanding a ruling from Speaker on ministers allegedly reading out written replies in the House instead of replying to the queries.

Six get 10-year jail term in Odisha gang-rape case

A court in Odisha has sentenced six people to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Dalit woman in Bargarh district nearly six years ago, a lawyer said on Thursday.