Odisha News

Odisha: Maoist surrenders before police

An active member of Kalimela Dalam of the CPI(Maoist) on Thursday surrendered before the police in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.

Normalcy returns Odisha Assembly after six days of pandemonium

After being stalled for six days, normalcy returned Odisha to Assembly on Thursday as the agitating opposition Congress and BJP members pinned hopes on the Speaker to re-consider their demand for a debate on the multi-crore chitfund scam in the House.

Odisha CM seeks more allocation for state in rail budget

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure allocation of a sizable amount of revenue generated from Odisha in the next rail budget for expanding rail infrastructure in the state.

President Mukherjee to visit WB, UP and Odisha

President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a three-day visit to West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha beginning Friday.

Jaundice grips Sambalpur, water samples to be sent to Pune

With jaundice spreading in Sambalpur, Odisha's health department will send water samples to National Institute of Virology in Pune for laboratory test.

Committed to developing industrial park: Odisha tells Centre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has told the central government it is committed to developing an industrial park in the state's Angul district in a time-bound manner.

13 child labourers rescued from Cuttack

Thirteen child labourers, engaged in hotels, liquor shops and construction sites, were rescued by the Cuttack district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) with the help of police, a CWC member said on Thursday.

AT Group CMD offers to reveal more information in chit scam

Fifteen persons arrested in conenction with the Artha Tatwa Group chit fund scam were produced in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)-designatd special court here.

Newspaper owner's bail plea hearing ends, verdict reserved

The Orissa High Court on Wednesday completed hearing on the bail application of newspaper owner Madhu Mohanty, arrested in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, and reserved its verdict.

Good progress in railway, highway projects in Odisha

There has been good progress in railway and highway projects while time lines were fixed for various projects being implemented in Odisha.

Mob lynches suspected murderer in Odisha

A 45-year-old Dalit man was lynched by an irate mob at a village in Odisha's Kendrapara district for allegedly committing murder.

BJP leaders taken into preventive custody by police in Odisha

At least a dozen senior BJP leaders, including state party president KV Singhdeo, along with hundred other party activists were taken into preventive custody here on Tuesday when BJP workers and police entered into a scuffle during a protest rally.

Police arrests couple for indulging in ponzi activities

Police on Tuesday arrested a a couple on the charge of indulging in the ponzi activities under the cover of an advertisement agency in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.

Odisha Assembly adjourned as Congress MLAs throw banners, break microphone

Odisha Assembly was paralysed today as Congress MLAs threw banners at Speaker's chair protesting denial of a debate on multi-crore chitfund scam, while ruling BJD members stormed the well accusing the Central government of neglecting the state.

Niranjan asks Naveen to allow BJD MLAs to elect new leader

Hitting out at ruling BJD in Odisha over chitfund scam, former OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik on Monday asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to allow his party MLAs to elect a new leader as CBI is fast approaching him after interrogating his close aide Saroj Sahoo.

Odisha youngsters launch Blanket Challenge for homeless

Youngsters in Odisha posted an idea on social networking site Facebook about 15 days ago. Now, many of them are joining the cause to keep the homeless locals in Bhubaneswar warm during the winter.

Odisha Assembly adjourned after uproar over Polavaram project

 Within minutes of its commencement, Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till afternoon after uproar by ruling BJD members against Centre's stand on the controversial Polavaram project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

Two arrested for killing tea garden owner in Jalpaiguri

Two workers of a tea garden in Jalpaiguri district have been arrested by police in connection with the killing of its owner.

Congress demands Naveen Patnaik's resignation after CBI grills aide

A day after his close aide was quizzed by CBI, Congress on Sunday asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to resign and demanded a probe against him by the central agency in the chitfund scam.

Odisha minister says "sorry" for abusive words against lady MLA

The three-day long stalemate in Odisha Assembly over use of abusive words against a woman MLA ended this evening after Agriculture minister Pradip Maharathy tendered an apology at an all-party meeting chaired by Speaker Niranjan Pujari here.

CBI quizzes Odisha CM's aide in chit fund scam

The CBI Saturday interrogated a leader of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Chit fund scam: Odisha government gives 6-month extension to Patra Commission

The Odisha government on Saturday gave six months extension to Justice RK Patra Commission of Enquiry probing the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Chit fund scam: Odisha government gives 6-month extension to Patra Commission

The Odisha government on Saturday gave six months extension to Justice RK Patra Commission of Enquiry probing the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Naveen Patnaik's personal aide Saroj Sahu appears before CBI

Saroj Sahu, personal aide of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, appeared at the CBI office here apparently for questioning by the central agency which is probing into the multi-crore chitfund scam.

SC grants extension to Odisha to renew mining lease

The Supreme Court has granted a three-month extension to the Odisha government to clear the lease renewal applications of 18 mines which were asked to halt operations following a court order, an official said on Saturday.

Ensure devotees' safety during Puri temple mega ritual

Orissa High Court has asked the state government to make proper and foolproof arrangements for every devotee to pay obeisance to the deities at Jagannath Temple in Puri during Nabakalebar festival next year.

CBI questions BJD MP in connection with ponzi scam

Three days after searching his house, CBI on Friday questioned Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra in connection with the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam in Odisha.

Five Maoists surrender in Odisha

Five Maoists, including a woman ultra, surrendered before Rourkela Police as they were disillusioned with the activities of the red rebels, police said on Friday.

Logjam continues in Odisha Assembly

A logjam continued in the Odisha Assembly for the second day on Friday as both the opposition and ruling party members created ruckus, forcing the speaker to adjourn the session till 3 pm.

CBI quizzes Odisha MP in chit fund scam

Pyarimohan Mohapatra, a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, on Friday appeared before the CBI here in connection with a chit fund scam.