Thousands of animals sacrificed despite ban in Odisha

Thousands of animals, including roosters, were sacrificed in Odisha as part of an annual religious ceremony despite a government ban and protests by animal rights activities, an official said on Friday.

Eight die in Odisha accident

Eight people, including two children, returning from a wedding were killed when a vehicle carrying them rammed into a tree in Odisha`s Kalahandi district.

NCSC blames Odisha govt for palm-chopping of 2 labourers

Coming down heavily on the Odisha government over the recent palm-chopping of two labourers in Kalahandi district, the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) on Tuesday said the unfortunate incident was an outcome of the state`s failure to implement the MGNREGA Act.

Odisha contractor chops off workers` hands, manhunt on

The Odisha Police have launched a manhunt to nab a labour contractor and his four henchmen who allegedly chopped off the hands of two migrant workers two days ago, a police official said.

Campaigning ends for November 22 Urban polls in Western Odisha

Campaigning for the November 22 urban local body (ULB) elections in 20 ULBs of nine districts of western Odisha came to an end on Wednesday.

10 Odisha villages marooned in flash flood, heavy crop damage

At least 10 villages of Odisha`s Kalahandi district were marooned in flood waters due to heavy rains at the catchment areas of river Indravati.

Earthquake in western Odisha

An earthquake of slight intensity with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale was experienced in some places of Odisha`s western region on Saturday, official sources said.