In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme.
Already battered by heavy rains in the past couple of days, Odisha is unlikely to get any respite soon as heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty wind has been forecast in some places till Sunday.
Trouble seems to be brewing in SCB Medical College and Hospital here over alleged ragging and subsequent assault on a member of the college anti-ragging committee, who is also the caretaker of the students' hostels.
Heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to lash some places of interior and coastal Odisha till Friday due to a low pressure which triggered rains in several areas during last couple of days.
Heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to lash some places of interior and coastal Odisha till Saturday due to a low pressure which triggered rains in several areas during last couple of days.
Accusing the BJD government in Odisha of being neck-deep in corruption, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the mining scam saying an inquiry by the central agency into the chitfund scam has exposed the ruling party leaders.
To popularise Buddhist tourism and to attract more foreign tourists, India's tourism ministry is planning to add more states to the Buddhist circuit apart from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik said Thursday.
Demanding action against the Nabarangpur BJD MLA Manohar Randhari for his alleged involvement in torture of a local tribal woman leader, opposition Congress on Wednesday gave a call for a 10-hour "Hartal" on Thursday.
Heavy downpour is likely to pound some places in south Odisha while rain and thundershower would continue in many parts of the state till Thursday due to a low pressure area, the MeT office said on Wednesday.
Responding to a notice issued by the Judicial Commission probing the chit fund scam in Odisha, CBI on Tuesday said evolving a mechanism to refund investors? money at the current stage of the investigation would hamper the probe.
With dengue claiming four lives in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday sounded alert in seven districts and directed departments concerned to intensify sanitation drive with focus on industrial and mines areas that showed high incidence of the disease.