Rahul Gandhi to lead a 'Save Farmer March' in Odisha

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will lead a 'Save Farmer March' in Bargarh district during his two-day visit to Odisha to highlight alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state in mitigating the plight of peasants.

Ashram head Sura Baba, two sons detained after clash in Odisha

Trahi Achyuta Ashram head Surendra Mishra, known as Sura Baba, and his two sons were today detained after an FIR was lodged against them for allegedly indulging in various illegal activities.

BJP to hold protest on infant deaths on Sept 2 in Odisha

Accusing the BJD government of failing to take steps to check rising infant deaths at Sishu Bhawan at Cuttack, BJP on Sunday said it would stage protest across the state on September 2 to highlight the crumbling health services in Odisha.

Radhe Maa remark: Radharani draws Speaker's attention

 Odisha BJP MLA Radharani Panda on Friday sought Speaker Niranjan Pujari's intervention in the 'Radhe Maa' comment made against her by senior BJD MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain in the house.

BJD legislator in Odisha calls BJP woman MLA Radhe Maa

A ruling BJD legislator called a BJP woman MLA 'Radhe Maa' on Wednesday, which was denounced by members of the state assembly cutting across party lines.

245 gang-rapes in Odisha in last three years: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the Assembly that as many as 245 gang-rape incidents have been reported in the state of which the victims were killed in eight cases in last three years.

After Radhe Maa, this controversial godman in dock for sexual escapades

The Odisha Crime Branch (CB) on Sunday began interrogating controversial godman Sarathi Baba over his alleged financial irregularities and sexual escapades.

Package for civil service aspirants soon: Naveen Patnaik

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the state government will soon announce a package for civil service aspirants from the state.

President to visit Odisha on August 7-8

 President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting Odisha on August 7 and 8, Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Thursday.

Heavy rain forecast in Odisha: MeT office

 Heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty surface winds is likely to pound several places in south and north Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of a depression.

Dr Kalam was 'visionary' leader: Odisha CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday paid tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the state secretariat here, describing him as a "visionary leader".

Royal scions continue Rath Yatra tradition

Carrying on and age-old tradition, scions of royal families have performed 'Chhera Pahanra' during Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra at several places in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha.

Vyapam scam: BJD demands Pradhan's resignation

The ruling BJD in Odisha today demanded resignation of Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan after his name was linked to the main accused in Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

Elaborate security arrangements for Nabakalebara Rath Yatra

With the Nabakalebara Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri likely to be attended by about 30 lakh devotees on Saturday, Odisha police has drawn up elaborate plans for the mega event, the state's top cop said.

Seven killed, 23 injured in lightning in Odisha

At least seven persons were killed and around 23 others injured when lightning struck them in different parts of Odisha this evening, police said.

Centre accords NH status to 2,000 km roads in Odisha

Describing roads as paths to development of any region, the Centre today declared National Highway status for 2,000 km of State Highways in Odisha where Rs 35,000 crore will be invested for road development.

Asst RI arrested for accepting bribe in Odisha

An Assistant Revenue Inspector was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance wing in Odisha for allegedly accepting bribe from a man for demarcation of his parental land in Subarnapur district.

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Crime Branch to probe Jagannath secret ritual pics on social media

The Odisha government on Monday posted a senior IPS officer on special duty to probe the alleged mismanagement in Nabakalebar festival, while the temple administration urged the Crime Branch to take forward the investigation concerning leak of secret ritual pictures on social media.

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip chopper service

 With the Pawan Hans Limited agreeing to begin commercial chopper service between the state capital and Paradip, the Odisha government on Saturday asked the authorities of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and IOCL to consider some of the requirements of the helicopter company.