Police arrests couple for indulging in ponzi activities

Police on Tuesday arrested a a couple on the charge of indulging in the ponzi activities under the cover of an advertisement agency in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.

JMM leader shot at in Odisha, escapes unhurt

Senior JMM leader Ramchandra Murmu escaped unhurt when unidentified miscreants opened fire at his vehicle near Kairakocha in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, police said Friday.

Tribal woman shot dead by unidentified assailants in Odisha

A tribal woman was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district today, police said here.

School head held for sexual harassing minor girl

The head of a school in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district was arrested on charge of sexually harrassing a minor girl student, police said on Saturday.

10 held in Odisha for torturing old woman

At least 10 people were arrested for torturing an old woman last week for alleged witchcraft in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district, police said Sunday.

Elderly couple murdered on suspicion of witchcraft

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district for hacking an elderly couple to death on suspicion of witchcraft, police said Saturday.

Woman beaten, paraded naked for practising sorcery in Odisha

A 60-year-old tribal woman was beaten up and paraded naked in a village in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district for allegedly practicing sorcery, police said Monday.

Tusker found dead in Odisha forest

A tusker was found dead near Laxmiposhi under Dugura forest range on the foothills of Similipal forests in Mayurbhanj district, a forest official said here Monday.

Septuagenarian tribal woman trampled to death in Odisha

An elderly tribal woman was today trampled to death and another seriously injured after being attacked by a wild elephant in the foothills of Similipal forests in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district.

Bandh observed in Mayurbhanj demanding medical college

Normal life was affected in Mayurbhanj district due to a 24-hour bandh demanding establishment of a government medical college hospital in the district.

2 kids die, 7 ill after eating food at anganwadi centre

At least two kids died and seven others fell ill allegedly after taking food at an anganwadi centre in Odisha`s tribal dominated Mayurbhanj district today, police said.

Flash floods kill two in Odisha

Flash floods triggered by heavy rain over the past four days have killed two people in Odisha, and left about 1,000 people displaced, an official said.

One swept away in Mayurbhanj, flash floods in North Odisha

At least one person died after being swept away in the depression induced flash flood in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district while several villages were marooned in three north Odisha districts, official sources said.

Six killed, four injured in Baripada truck capsize

Six persons were today killed and four others got critically injured when a truck capsized in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district, police said here.

Patnaik gets rousing reception in Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj

After being greeted with black flags by Congress activists in Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj districts, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was accorded a warm welcome during a visit to Jharsuguda.

Clear stand on mining near sanctuary: Shah panel to Odisha

Justice M B Shah Commission, probing illegal mining activities in Odisha, asked state govt and Union Ministry of Environment and Forest to clear their stands on issues relating to mineral exploration.

Two minor girls `gang-raped`, killed

Two minor girls, sisters by relation, were allegedly gang-raped and killed in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district, police said on Friday.

Odisha declares 314 villages in four districts drought-hit

Odisha government on Monday declared 314 villages spread over four districts as drought-affected.

Unclaimed baggage detected in Odisha train

A compartment of Tata-Badampahar passenger train was detached at Rairangpur in adjoining Mayurbhanj district of Odisha after passengers spotted an unclaimed bag, Railway officials said here.

Elephant population rises to 1930 in Odisha

Despite death of 149 elephants, mostly due to poaching and electrocution during last two years in Odisha, the population of pachyderms has increased to 1930 from 1886 in 2010.