25% polling for Kandhamal Lok Sabha bypoll till 11 am

An estimated 25 percent of the electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling for by-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency on Wednesday.

CBI probe into VHP leader Saraswati killing demanded

Six years after VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati was gunned down in Odisha`s Kandhamal district, an organisation on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his killing.

Odisha official suspended for campaigning for BJD

An official in Odisha`s Kandhamal district was placed under suspension after a probe found that he was campaigning in favour of the state`s ruling Biju Janata Dal, an official said.

5 held for forging caste certificates in Odisha

Five persons, including a woman teacher and her father, were arrested in Odisha`s Kandhamal district on Monday on charges of forging their caste certificates and getting government benefits.

Flow of tourists to Daringbadi gains momentum

Flow of tourists to Daringbadi, described as `Kashmir of Odisha`, has gained momentum with the hill town in Kandhamal district experiencing cold wave.

Swami Lakshmananda murder case: Life imprisonment for eight convicts

A court in Odisha sentenced all convicts in the 2008 murder of VHP leader Swami Laxmananda Saraswati and four of his aides in Kandhamal district to life imprisonment.

Two school girls killed in wall collapse in Odisha

Two minor girls were killed and one injured when the parapet of a hostel building of a government-run residential school collapsed in Odisha`s Kandhamal district, officials said.

Tribals bury lightning victims in cowdung to "de-poison" them

Driven by superstition, relatives of two tribals, who died due to lightning, kept the bodies in a heap of cowdung hoping them to resurrect.

One dead, another critically injured in house collapse in Odisha

A woman died when a wall of their mud and thatched house collapsed following incessant rains in Odisha`s Kandhamal district.

One more arrest in trainee nun gang-rape case

A woman was held in the trainee nun gang-rape case on Tuesday, taking the total number of arrests to three.

Odisha: Security forces seize weapons stockpiled by Maoists

Security forces on Tuesday seized a huge cache of weapons and explosive materials stocked by Maoists in a forest in Odisha`s Kandhamal district.

Tight security in Kandhamal for Saraswati`s death anniv

Saraswati and four of his associates were gunned down by unidentified miscreants at Jalespeta ashram in Kandhamal district on August 23, 2008.

No word on progress on release of Odisha hostages

The deadline given by Maoist
mediators for resumption of talks in the Italian hostage
crisis ends Friday evening but there has been no word from the
government so far.

Tourist’s abduction: India in touch with Italy

Two Italian tourists have reportedly been taken hostage by Maoists in Odisha`s Kandhamal district.

Maoist bandh disrupts traffic in Orissa

Vehicular traffic was disrupted in Maoist-hit areas in Kandhamal district on Thursday, the first day of the two-day bandh called by Maoists.

Orissa: Man dies of suspected anthrax

One person from Kandhamal district who was undergoing treatment for suspected Anthrax, died at a hospital.

Secuirty arrangements for Christmas in Kandhamal district

Security arrangements have been made for peaceful Christmas celebrations in Orissa`s Kandhamal districts where riots had taken place in 2007 and 2008.