Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.
The BJP in Odisha on Wednesday moved the Odisha State Human Rights Commission (OHRC) against the arrest of 114 people, including 63 women, who were demanding the shifting of a bridge site from their village in Keonjhar district.
Orissa High Court has directed the state government to form a high-level committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to monitor the situation arising out of the spread of jaundice in the state.
The Congress and the BJP Monday blamed the Odisha government over the rejection of the state tableau for this year`s Republic Day parade at New Delhi, while the ruling BJD termed the rejection as `unfortunate`.
Orissa High Court has asked the state government to make proper and foolproof arrangements for every devotee to pay obeisance to the deities at Jagannath Temple in Puri during Nabakalebar festival next year.
About 1,200 Baptist delegates from Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, north eastern region and south India will celebrate their common heritage in the India Mission Summit (IMS) in Kohima from October 2 to 5 under the theme "Celebrating the past, envisioning the future'.