Rains bring relief to scorched Odisha

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to pound several areas of Odisha in the next 24 hours.

Jun 11, 2017, 20:05 PM IST

Mahanadi row: BJD calls for a 4-hour 'Hartal' in 4 districts

The hartal will be observed for four hours from 6 am till 10 am tomorrow morning in the districts of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Sonepur. 

Jun 09, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urges Centre to build second bridge over the Brahmani

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urges Centre to build second bridge over the Brahmani

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday urged the Centre to soon take up construction of a second bridge over the river Brahmani in view of the bad condition of the existing one.

May 25, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
Odisha Police seizes Rs 1.43 crore in Sambalpur; eight arrested, arms recovered

Odisha Police seizes Rs 1.43 crore in Sambalpur; eight arrested, arms recovered

At least Rs 1.4 crore were seized and eight persons were arrested in Odisha's Sambalpur on Sunday. 

Dec 04, 2016, 14:06 PM IST

BJD opposes Chhattisgarh's barrage on Mahanadi

 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members on Wednesday demanded that the central government should take steps to stop construction of a barrage by BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh government on the Mahanadi river, and said the state of Odisha is "shocked" by the development.

Jul 20, 2016, 19:15 PM IST

Woman drowns daughters over family dispute

The woman identified as Baijayanti Mahali, wife of a Junior Engineer of Bamra Block, Durga Charan Mahali, allegedly drowned her 4-year-old and 2-month-old daughters in the water tank of their government quarter this evening.

Jul 16, 2016, 00:16 AM IST
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.

Jan 12, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Odisha to set up 51 new courts

 In its bid to give speedy justice to the people in the state, the Odisha government today decided to set up 51 new courts including ten civil judge courts (senior division) to deal with cases related to crimes against women.

Aug 10, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

Minor Odiya girls sold by parents, police begins search

Two minor girls from Odisha were allegedly sold by their parents to two persons in Madhya Pradesh, following which a police team has been sent to the state to trace the girls.

Jun 28, 2015, 23:32 PM IST
Govt okays setting up of 6 new IIMs

Govt okays setting up of 6 new IIMs

In good news for MBA aspirants, the government Wednesday cleared the proposal for the setting up of six new IIMs in the country, which will start offering courses from the coming academic session itself.

Jun 24, 2015, 17:39 PM IST

Heatwave toll mounts to 41 in Odisha

Heatwave-like conditions prevailed in parts of Odisha as the mercury level shot up further while the sunstroke death toll rose to 41.

Jun 09, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

Centre seeks clarification from Odisha Govt on IIM proposal

The Centre on Friday sought to know from the Odisha government about the facilities available for setting up of an IIM in Sambalpur.

May 29, 2015, 21:30 PM IST

Odia film actor shot at

Yesteryear's Odia film actor Shantiswarup Mishra was shot at by an unidentified person in his house at Sambalpur.

May 16, 2015, 01:16 AM IST

Tremors felt in Odisha

Tremors were felt in most parts of Odisha on Tuesday triggering panic among the people who rushed out of the buildings.

May 12, 2015, 14:13 PM IST

Odisha: Height of bridges over Dhobijor Nullah to be raised

 In order to ensure smooth flow of sewage during rainy season, the height of the bridges over Dhobijor Nullah carrying the sewage of Sambalpur city in western Odisha will be raised soon, officials said on Sunday.

Apr 26, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

Prohibitory order imposed in Sambalpur town

Keeping in view the ensuing Hanuman Jayanti festival, prohibitory orders have been in Sambalpur town in Odisha to ward off any threat to religious harmony, an official said on Tuesday.

Apr 07, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

Professor held for sexually harassing PhD scholar

A professor of Sambalpur University was on Monday arrested for allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting a PhD scholar.

Mar 10, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

Rourkela to house XIM's second campus in Odisha

Two days after strongly recommending Sambalpur as the venue of the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM), the state government on Wednesday decided to locate the second campus of Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) at Rourkela.

Mar 04, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

Man killed during confrontation with armed dacoits in Odisha

A man was killed during a confrontation with armed dacoits at Patrapali village under in Bargarh district, the police said Tuesday.

Mar 03, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Steps to contain jaundice in Odisha

With jaundice creating havoc in west Odisha city of Sambalpur, Berhampur Municipal Corporation has initiated steps to contain the spread of the disease.

Jan 15, 2015, 13:41 PM IST