Naveen ​Patnaik demands special category status to Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday demanded special category status be provided to Odisha to fuel the state's growth and sought the Centre's cooperation for overall development of the eastern region.

WATCH: When PM Modi took his supporters by surprise, came to meet them standing on car's side foot step
WATCH: When PM Modi took his supporters by surprise, came to meet them standing on car's side foot step

PM Narendra Modi during his visit to Odisha's Puri took his supporters by surprise when he came to meet them standing on car's side foot step.

PM Modi visits Lord Jagannath temple at Puri

PM Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha is visiting the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri.

PM Narendra Modi never disappoints his supporters, here's another example - see pic
PM Narendra Modi never disappoints his supporters, here's another example - see pic

PM Narendra Modi is known for never disappointing his supporters! And, presenting yet another example of this, PM Modi met his supporters on Sunday in an altogether different manner.

After prayers at Jagannath Temple, PM Narendra Modi inaugurates IOCL project at Paradip refinery
After prayers at Jagannath Temple, PM Narendra Modi inaugurates IOCL project at Paradip refinery

PM Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, will attend two programmes on Sunday, besides visiting the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri.

PM Modi's Odisha visit: From inaugurating NISER, IOCL projects to visiting Puri temple - Things to know
PM Modi's Odisha visit: From inaugurating NISER, IOCL projects to visiting Puri temple - Things to know

PM Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, will attend two programmes on Sunday, besides visiting the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri.

Gandhi family disrupting Parliament to avenge 2014 poll defeat: PM Narendra Modi
Gandhi family disrupting Parliament to avenge 2014 poll defeat: PM Narendra Modi

Though the Prime Minister did not name the "family", the reference was obviously to the Sonia Gandhi family.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha from today
PM Narendra Modi to visit Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha from today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will from Friday (February 5) begin his three-day visit to Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

MP: Team of youths reunite lost daughter with mother

A team of youths reunited a lost girl with her mother. This girl was from Odisha and could not understand the hindi language. The team tried their best and were able to find out where the girl's family was at.

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PM Narendra Modi calls for strict action on grievances related to customs, excise
PM Narendra Modi calls for strict action on grievances related to customs, excise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took strong exception at complaints and grievances from people related to the customs and excise sector.

9 die as coal laden truck rams into van in Odisha

At least nine persons, including two women and a child, were on Monday killed when a coal laden truck rammed into a van near Chainpal square here on the National Highway 149, police said.

Odisha doctor burns 15-day-old with iron rods to 'cure' her, arrested

A 15-day-old girl child, who was branded with hot iron roads allegedly by a 'dishari' (witch doctor) to "cure" her, on Monday died at Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

Two Maoists killed in Odisha gun battle

Self-styled Kalinganagar divisional committee secretary Susil Lingo and his wife Sony were killed in the gunfight with the Special Operations Group and Odisha Police.

Public outcry in Odisha over rape of minor girl

The rape of a nine-year-old girl in Khurda district of Odisha on Wednesday has led to widespread public outcry and prompted the state government to announce financial and medical assistance for the victim and her family.

32-kg IED found in Gajapati dist of Odisha

 A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Maoists was found in Odisha's Gajapati district, police said today.

Basant Panda is new Odisha BJP president

The 54-year-old legislator from Nuapada replaces Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo.

Decrease of migratory birds in Bhitarkanika National Park

The Bhitarkanika National Park and adjoining wetland areas have witnessed a decrease in the number of migratory birds this winter. The latest figures released by the forest department showed that 1,06,356 feathered species from trans-Himalayan region made a flight towards the Bhitarkanika wetland sites for their winter sojourn this year, while it stood at 1,13,226 last year.

Record number of migratory birds arrives in Hirakud Reservoir
Record number of migratory birds arrives in Hirakud Reservoir

The waterfowl census, conducted over the weekend, at the reservoir area recorded arrival of 95,912 birds of 60 species this year, an official of the Wildlife Division said Tuesday.

BJD-BJP deal subverting CBI probe in chitfund scam: Ramesh

Modi acted like ventilator and CBI as oxygen cylinder, Naveen Patnaik happened to be the patient as the CBI probe in chitfund scam slowed down, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.