Sun-stroke death toll mounts to 29 in Odisha

Though the mercury level fell across the state and heat wave conditions eased a bit, sun stroke deaths in Odisha rose to 29 on Wednesday.

Sunstroke toll mounts to 25 in Odisha, temperature drops

The sunstroke death toll in Odisha on Monday mounted to 25 even as the mercury level fell in all places with the highest temperature of the day being recorded at 40.2 degree Celsius in the state capital Bhubaneswar.

Case against doctor for beating up women health workers

 A doctor at a community health centre in Odisha's Rayagada district was today accused of beating up and misbehaving with six women health workers.

Assistant school teacher suspended in Odisha

An assistant school teacher has been suspended for allegedly engaging students in his cotton field in Odisha's Rayagada district, district administration sources said on Thursday.

Public transport system resumes in three Odisha districts

After being hit by cyclone Hudhud, public transport system has resumed in Koraput, Malkangiri and Rayagada districts of Odisha, official sources said Wednesday.

Life limping back to normalcy in Odisha's Hudhud hit zone

Life was limping back to normalcy in Odisha's four worst hit tribal districts after Cyclone Hudhud moved to Chhattisgarh as Odisha government on Monday said the storm damaged about 80,000 houses, power infrastructure and roads besides claiming three lives.

Six killed in Odisha road accident

Six members of a family, four of them women, were killed when their multi-utility vehicle hit a roadside tree in Odisha's Rayagada district Wednesday, police said.

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.