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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Odia film actor shot at

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Odisha jaundice toll jumps to 19

Bhubaneswar: Two more deaths due to jaundice were confirmed in Odisha's Sambalpur town Friday, taking the toll from the water-borne disease to 19.

Odisha jaundice toll jumps to 19

Two more deaths due to jaundice were confirmed in Odisha's Sambalpur town Friday, taking the toll from the water-borne disease to 19.

Two maoists arrested in Sambalpur

 Two maoists, allegedly involved in several offences, were arrested during a special operation by security forces in Naktideula area of Odisha's Sambalpur district, police said today.

Comprehensive transportation plan for Sambalpur

Sambalpur: In a bid to improve the traffic scenario here which has already been accorded the status of a municipal corporation, a comprehensive transportation plan will be prepared shortly.