Girl raped in confinement, diploma engineer held in Odisha

Berhampur: An engineering diploma holder was arrested near Tikabali in Odisha's Kandhamal district for allegedly raping a minor girl for last two years, police said today.

Centre seeks report from Odisha government after woman's complaint

Centre has sought a report from Odisha government on the allegation made by a woman that she delivered a stillborn baby after being kicked by a police officer at a village in Ganjam district.

Berhampur to get more potable water soon

Berhampur: Berhampur facing dearth of potable water will soon get additional seven million litre per day (MLD) from the third collect well in Rushikulya water supply system at Badamadhapur near Chhatrapur.

Odisha to get its first women's university soon: Minister

Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has accepted Odisha government's proposal regarding according university status to Rama Devi Women's College here and a cluster varsity status to Khalikote College in Berhampur, said Odisha's Gigher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi.

Four arrested for trying to kill a contractor in Odisha

Berhampur: Four persons were arrested for opening fire at a contractor and allegedly trying to kill him in Odisha's Ganjam district and seized two firearms from them, police said on Thursday.

11 alleged gamblers arrested in Odisha

 Eleven alleged gamblers were arrested on charge of indulging in betting during cock-fight near Bhanjanagar in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said today.

Three dead shovellers recovered in Odisha

Berhampur: Carcasses of three migratory shovelers have been recovered from two persons by wildlife personnel from Bhusandapur area in Chilika, a forest official said today.

18 child labourers rescued in Odisha

Berhampur: Eighteen child labourers were rescued in joint raids by different agencies from Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district of Odisha, official sources said Tuesday.

Seven colleges damaged in Cyclone Hudhud

Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud.

Illegal gun factory unearthed in Odisha

An illegal gun manufacturing unit was unearthed and a man arrested at Kerkerabadi village in poll-bound Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha, the police said Wednesday.

New snake species in Odisha

A group of volunteers from Odisha have claimed to have discovered a new species of snake which has been named after this coastal state as Lycodon Odishii.

Body of suspected rape victim found in Odisha

The body of a suspected rape victim with her legs tied with clothes and head covered with grass was recovered from Balisahi in Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.

Water crisis in Berhampur

Drinking water crisis in South Odisha's Berhampur appears to be compounded following disruption of supply from Rushikulya water supply system, one of the major sources to the town for past two days.

Odisha schools with less than five students to close

At least 10 primary and upper primary schools in Odisha`s Ganjam district with a student strength of less than five will be closed down.

Teenager arrested in connection with widow`s murder in Odisha

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 55-year-old widow in the town about 12 days ago, police said Monday.

Man gets life in jail in Odisha for killing his father

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for killing his father, a police officer, three years ago.

Girl dies as a branch of a tree falls on her in Odisha

An 18-year-old girl was killed and another injured when a branch of a tree fell on them at Bhanja Vihar on the outskirts of this south Odisha town, police said Tuesday.

Action against 7 teachers recommended in Odisha

Regional Directorate of Education, Berhampur, in Odisha has recommended action against seven teachers of Science College, Ganjam.

Sabyasachi Panda interrogated in police custody

Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was on Sunday interrogated, a day after the arrested Red rebel was sent to police remand for ten days.

Three persons killed, injured in lightning strike in Odisha

Three persons, including a woman, were killed and four injured when lightning hit them at a village in Odisha`s Gajapati district, police said Thursday.