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BJD, BJP accuse each other of nexus with Cong in rural polls

The ruling BJD in Odisha and opposition BJP accused each other of having an unholy nexus with the Congress in the state Panchayat elections.

75 % turnout in third phase of Odisha Panchayat polls

The third round of Panchayat elections in Odisha ended peacefully today with a 75 per cent turnout across 65 blocks in the state.

Arrangements in place for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha

Arrangements in place for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha

All arrangements have been made for the first phase polling of the three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha, scheduled to begin at 7 am tomorrow, the State Election Commission (SEC) said today.

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates tallest sand castle at Puri beach; sets new Guinness World Record!

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates tallest sand castle at Puri beach; sets new Guinness World Record!

World famous sand artist from Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Sudarsan Pattnaik has achieved yet another huge feat. The renowned artist along with his team of 45 children has made the world's tallest sand castle at Puri beach. And thereby he has created Guinness World Record.

Woman beheaded, teenaged children hacked to death in Orissa's Balasore

Woman beheaded, teenaged children hacked to death in Orissa's Balasore

A woman was beheaded while her teenaged children and a relative were hacked to death by unidentified assailants in a village in Balasore district, police said.

Jharkhand coal mine reopens after 18 killed in collapse

The Lalmatia open cast mine has an annual capacity of 17 million tonnes and accounts for about half of ECL`s coal production. 

Rose Valley chit fund scam: CBI to produce TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in court today

Rose Valley chit fund scam: CBI to produce TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in court today

The CBI will produce Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in Bhubaneswar court on Wednesday in connection with Rose Valley chit fund scam case.

SEC announces five-phase Odisha panchayat polls from Feb 13

SEC announces five-phase Odisha panchayat polls from Feb 13

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced dates for panchayat polls in Odisha.

Odisha CM stands in human chain marking Biju Patnaik's birth centenary

Odisha CM stands in human chain marking Biju Patnaik's birth centenary

School and college students also participated in large number in the human chain.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik speaks to Modi on farmers plights, seeks RBI's review

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik speaks to Modi on farmers plights, seeks RBI's review

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct Reserve Bank of India to review its decision of not allowing District Central Cooperative Banks to exchange demonetised notes and said his government stands committed to every anti- corruption measure that benefits common man.

BJD feud out in open at public meeting in presence of Naveen Patnaik

BJD feud out in open at public meeting in presence of Naveen Patnaik

Internal feud in Odisha's ruling BJD came to the fore today when the party's Lok Sabha MP Baijayanta Panda faced opposition reportedly from supporters of former health minister and party MLA Atanu S Nayak at a public meeting in Kendrapara.

Japanese encephalitis epidemic intensifies in Odisha, death toll escalates to 63

This death toll has crossed 60 in six weeks in Odisha's Malkangiri district, where a central team is already present to assess the situation.

Odisha hospital fire: Death toll mounts to 26 as two more succumb to injuries

Odisha hospital fire: Death toll mounts to 26 as two more succumb to injuries

The death toll in Odisha`s SUM Hospital fire has mounted to 26, as a person undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital here succumbed to injuries on Saturday, a health official said.

454 people, 388 elephants died in man-animal conflict in Odisha in 6 years

Odisha has seen terrible human-animal conflict in the last six years, resulting in the deaths of 454 people and 2,261 animals, including 388 elephants, a Forest Department report said.

Manoj Ranjan Nayak assures police of 'full cooperation' in the investigation

Manoj Ranjan Nayak assures police of 'full cooperation' in the investigation

Hours after the arrest of its founding President Manoj Ranjan Nayak, the Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Charitable Trust, that runs Sum Hospital where 21 people died in a fire mishap, today assured the police of full cooperation in the investigation.

Bhubaneswar fire: SUM hospital chairman Manoj Nayak surrenders

Bhubaneswar fire: SUM hospital chairman Manoj Nayak surrenders

A day after the Odisha Police issued a Look Out notice against Manoj Nayak and his wife Saswati Das, SUM Hospital founder on Thursday surrendered.

SUM hospital fire tragedy: JP Nadda calls for punitive action, NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt

SUM hospital fire tragedy: JP Nadda calls for punitive action, NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday inspected the SUM hospital where a massive fire mishap had claimed the lives of at least 20 people on Monday.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: Sonia Gandhi expresses grief over loss of lives

New Delhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the fire mishap at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Markandey Katju stirs up controversy, writes derogatory remarks about Odisha and its people – Read here

Markandey Katju stirs up controversy, writes derogatory remarks about Odisha and its people – Read here

Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju later apologised on Facebook for his remarks.

In Bhubaneswar, girls teach eve-teasers a Karate lesson

In an act of bravery, a group of karate-trained girls in the city thrashed five eve teasers and handed them over to the police recently.