Two more medical colleges to come up in Odisha

The Odisha government said two more medical colleges would be set up in PPP mode in tribal-dominated Rayagada and Gajapati districts.

Maoist leader arrested in Odisha

A Maoist leader, wanted in connection with the murder of a sarpanch and other criminal activities, was arrested from Pokara village in Rayagada district, police said today.

120 of 133 HM posts vacant in tribal dominated Rayagada,Odisha

At least 120 posts of high school head masters are lying vacant in the tribal dominated Rayagada district of Odisha, official sources said here today.

7 minor boys rescued from being trafficked

Seven minor boys were rescued while being trafficked in Odisha`s Rayagada district and a middle-man allegedly involved in child trafficking racket was arrested, the police said today.

Drinking water scarcity in Odisha village raises concern of water-borne diseases

Shortage of drinking water due to non-maintenance of tube wells and water tanks has forced villagers in Rayagada district in Odisha to drink contaminated water, raising concern of increase in water-borne diseases.

Maoists call for poll boycott in Rayagada

Maoists have called for boycott of ensuing polls in Rayagada district in Odisha, after issuing the same diktat in nearby Malkangiri and Koraput.

Union minister holds Odisha CM responsible for teacher`s death

Union Minister Srikant Jena sought a CBI probe into the death of a woman teacher in Odisha`s Rayagada, who was allegedly torched for refusing to withdraw a molestation case against her senior.

Odisha teacher dies after being set on fire, Naveen orders probe

Battling for life for five days, an Odisha teacher who was set ablaze for refusing to withdraw a complaint of molestation in Raygada district, died on Friday.

Odisha teacher dies after being set on fire

A woman teacher in Odisha`s Rayagada district died on Friday, four days after she was set ablaze by an unidentified assailant for allegedly refusing to withdraw a sexual assault complaint.

Naveen Patnaik terms burning of lady teacher ‘barbaric’

With molestation victim lady teacher battling for survival at a hospital after being set on fire in Odisha`s Rayagada district, the state government today announced it would bear her treatment cost.

Three Maoists killed in Odisha encounter

Three Maoists were killed in a fierce encounter with security forces in a forest area of Odisha`s Rayagada district, police said on Friday.

Tractor plunges into gorge in Rayagada; 20 killed, 25 injured

At least 20 persons were killed and 25 injured, 12 of them seriously, when a tractor carrying a marriage party fell into a gorge in Rayagada district on Friday, police said.

Holi revelry death: Toll rises to 14 in Odisha

With the death of four more persons during Holi revelry in Odisha, the toll due to mishaps while celebrating the festival mounted to 14 on Friday, police said.

Odisha intensifies operation to nab top Maoist

Odisha Police have intensified their operation to nab the state`s most wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, two days after gunning down five of his alleged supporters in Gajapati district, officials said.

Sarpanch`s husband shot dead by Maoists

Gun wielding Maoists shot dead the husband of a Sarpanch at a village in Odisha`s Rayagada district.

Lawyers` hunger strike enters fifth day in Orissa

The relay hunger strike launched by lawyers demanding setting up of a District and Sessions Judge Court entered the fifth day on Monday.

Orissa cholera death mounts to 38

The toll which stood at 37 increased to 38 with one more person succumbing to the water-borne disease in Rayagada.

Maoists kill two persons in Orissa

Armed naxalites killed two
persons suspecting them to be police informers in separate
attacks in Orissa`s Rayagada disrict, police said on Sunday.