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.

Congress terms BJP as "communal" and BJD a "corrupt" party

Congress on Wednesday alleged BJP as "communal" and BJD as "corrupt".

National parties not sincere about problems of masses: Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the people of the state have rejected both BJP and Congress for their hollow words and reposed faith in BJD which is "sincerely working to wipe out poverty and accelerate development".

ED questions Aeromatrix CEO in VVIP choppers deal case

The Congress on Wednesday named former Phulbani MLA Abhimanyu Behera as its candidate for the October 15 by-elections to the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat.

Man gets 7 years in jail for raping girl on marriage promise in Odisha

A Special Fast-Track Court at Phulbani in Kandhamal district has sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment for seven years for raping a girl after promising to marry her a year ago.

Tribals bury lightning victims in cowdung to "de-poison" them

Driven by superstition, relatives of two tribals, who died due to lightning, kept the bodies in a heap of cowdung hoping them to resurrect.

Man sentenced for rape in Odisha

A special fast track court at Phulbani has sentenced a person to rigorous imprisonment for seven years for raping a minor girl about four years ago.

Justice Naidu begins hearing on Kandhamal riot

Justice A S Naidu Commission, probing the killing of VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and the large scale ethno-communal riot in Kandhmal in 2008, on Thursday began its hearing at the district headquarters town here.

13 sentenced to six years RI in Kandhamal riots case

A fast track court in Odisha has sentenced 13 persons to six years rigorous imprisonment for their involvement in the 2008 Kandhamal riots.

Man jailed for raping physically challenged girl

A local court has sentenced a man to seven years` imprisonment for raping a physically challenged girl, near here four years ago.

Kandhamal riots: 10 get 5 years` RI

A fast track court sentenced 10 people to rigorous imprisonment for five years for involvement in communal riots in Kandhamal district in 2008.