Shutdown over ban on VHP leader Praveen Togadia hits normal life in Kandhamal

The day-long shutdown called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to protest against the ban on the entry of its top leader Pravin Togadia hit normal life in Odisha`s Kandhamal district Saturday, police said.

Kandhamal commission seeks extension

Justice Basudev Panigrahi commission probing the communal riots in Kandhamal district of 2007 has sought one more year of his tenure to submit the inquiry report.

I am not against minorities: Praveen ​Togadia

Denied permission by the Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP president Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.

I am not against minorities: Praveen Togadia

Denied permission by Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP President Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.

Praveen Togadia prohibited from visiting Kandhamal

The district administration has prohibited the entry of VHP leader Praveen Togadia to sensitive Kandhamal in Odisha on Saturday fearing trouble.

Naveen flags off new buses for Maoist-hit areas

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday flagged off 32 new buses which will operate in the Maoist-hit areas of Odisha under 'Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana'.

Labourer held for raping tribal woman in Odisha

A 22-year-old daily labourer was arrested for allegedly raping a tribal woman from Dumuripada in Kandhamal district, police said on Wednesday.

BJD MP urges HC to dismiss writs challenging her nationality

BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh has filed a written statement before Orissa High Court stating that she is an Indian and urged it to dismiss all petitions questioning her origin.

Girl raped in confinement, diploma engineer held in Odisha

Berhampur: An engineering diploma holder was arrested near Tikabali in Odisha's Kandhamal district for allegedly raping a minor girl for last two years, police said today.

Security beefed up in Kandhamal for peaceful Christmas

Security arrangements have been strengthened and police have intensified patrolling in sensitive Kandhamal district of Odisha to ensure peaceful celebrations on Christmas Day and New Year.

Yet another HC notice to Kandhamal BJD MP

 Just a day after Kandhamal BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh was issued a notice on a quo warranto writ petition, the Orissa High Court issued yet another notice to her today on an election petition filed by BJP leader and former MP Rudra Madhav Ray challenging her election as an MP.

Kandhamal Bishop feels threat from expelled diocese employees

Bishop of Phulbani diocese under Church of North India (CNI) Bijay Kumar Nayak, on Friday appealed to the Christian believers to maintain peace, fraternity and brotherhood during observance of Christmas and the New year in the communally-sensitive Kandhamal district.

Students in Odisha allege non-receipt of stipend money

Some students from Panchayat High School at Krandibali in Odisha's Kandhamal district have sought intervention of the administration, alleging that they have not got their stipend money under the government's welfare schemes.

Thank you, says Odisha CM after poll win

After Biju Janata Dal candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election Sunday, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday thanked the people for the win.

BJD wins Kandhamal bypoll trouncing BJP in Odisha
BJD wins Kandhamal bypoll trouncing BJP in Odisha

BJD candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of former MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, Sunday won the by-election for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha trouncing BJP's Rudramadhab Ray by a whopping 2,98,868 votes.

Counting of votes for Kandhamal LS bypoll on Sunday

 Adequate arrangements have been made for counting of votes in the by-election to sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha tomorrow amid tight security, officials said today.

64 percent polling for Kandhamal LS bypoll

 Around 64 per cent of the electorate today cast their votes in the bye-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency amid boycott by voters in nine polling stations.

245 babies born on cyclone day in Odisha

As many as 245 babies were born in Odisha districts the day these were hit by the cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', authorities said on Tuesday.

Triangular contest on cards in Odisha

The Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha will witness a triangular contest involving the ruling BJD, the Congress and the BJP in the Oct 15 byelection.

Illegal gun factory unearthed in Odisha

An illegal gun manufacturing unit was unearthed and a man arrested at Kerkerabadi village in poll-bound Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha, the police said Wednesday.