Odisha to set up 51 new courts

 In its bid to give speedy justice to the people in the state, the Odisha government today decided to set up 51 new courts including ten civil judge courts (senior division) to deal with cases related to crimes against women.

NH status for 2,000 km of state highways in Odisha

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday accorded national highway (NH) status to around 2,000 km of state highways in Odisha, while announcing Rs 35,000 crore investment in other related projects.

Man beats up wife for refusing to pay for liquor in Odisha

A woman was seriously injured after husband allegedly beat her up for refusing to give him money to buy liquor at a village in Jajpur district, the police said today.

Bhubaneswar records 40.1 degree Celsius

Mercury level in Odisha's state capital here crossed 40 degree Celsius, the highest in the season this year, Met office sources said.

Bike-lifting racket busted in Odisha, 5 held

Five members of a motorcycle lifting gang were arrested and 8 stolen bikes recovered from them in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said today.

Man escapes from police station in Jajpur

Jajpur: A man arrested on charges of robberies and snatching, has escaped from the lock-up of a police station in Jajpur district, the police said Tuesday.

Lovers commit suicide by jumping before train in Odisha

A boy and a girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train at Osala near Baitarani Road railway station in Jajpur district, GRP officials said on Sunday.

Wild boar poached in Odisha, 4 arrested

Jajpur: Four poachers were on Monday arrested by forest officials from Dankari village of the district and hide, flesh and teeth of a wild boar were seized from them.

Inter-state truck theft racket busted, kingpin held in Jajpur

Alleged kingpin of an inter-state truck smuggling racket, suspected to be involved in at least 100 heavy vehicle theft cases, was arrested in Jajpur district of Odisha, police said today.

Four killed in lightning in Odisha

At least four persons died and nineteen others injured, eight of them seriously, after lightning struck them in different places in Odisha's Jajpur district Tuesday, police said.

BDO alleges assault by 'Sarpanch' in Jajpur

A Block Development Officer (BDO) in Jajpur district has alleged that he was assaulted by a 'Sarpanch' and his supporters at his office over the clearance of a pending Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) bill in Odisha's Jajpur district.

Odisha dengue cases rise to 249

The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year has risen to 249 with 60 new cases being reported in the past two days, an official said Friday.

People evacuated from marooned areas in Odisha

A large number of people were evacuated from areas marooned due to breaches in Baitarani river embankment in Odisha`s Jajpur and Bhadrak districts on Tuesday.

Two held in Odisha for allegedly blackmailing a girl

Two persons were arrested for allegedly blackmailing a girl and trying to exort money after recording an objectionable video of her with a man in Odisha`s Jajpur district, police said Wednesday.

Minor girl attacked by jilted lover in school

A 23-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly attacking a minor girl student at her school at Golkund in the district, police said on Thursday.

Minor girl raped by boyfriend in Jajpur

A minor girl was allegedly raped by her boyfriend at her house in Odisha`s Jajpur district following which the accused was arrested, police said Tuesday.

Highway robber gang busted, 7 arrested in Odisha

With the arrest of seven persons, police on Sunday claimed to have busted a gang of highway robbers who used to intercept trucks at isolated locations and snatched valuables from truckers at gun point.

Businessman shot dead in Jajpur

A businessman was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Upper Baruan village under Sadar police station of Odisha`s Jajpur district.

Woman raped, murdered in Odisha

The body of a 25-year-old woman was recovered from Vyas Nagar in Jajpur district, police said Saturday, suspecting it to be a case of sexual assault and murder.

Four injured in cylinder blast in Odisha

Four members of a family including a child sustained burns after an LPG cylinder exploded in Baligari village of Jajpur district, police said on Saturday.