No relief from heatwave; death toll rises to 2,005

The nationwide death toll rose to 2005 as the intense heatwave continued to sweep many parts of the country, with Palamau in Jharkhand recording the highest temperature of 47 degrees celsius.​

Heat wave toll climbs to 12 in Odisha, Bhawanipatna sizzles at 46.5 C

Heat wave conditions continued in interior Odisha with Bhawanipatna recording the highest temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius on Thursday, even as the death toll due to sun stroke increased to 12 with a fresh case being reported from Kendrapara district.

Maoist killed during gun battle with police in Odisha

A Maoist was killed in a fierce exchange of fire with the police during an anti-naxal operation inside dense forests in Kalahandi district on Sunday.

Western Odisha sizzles, little respite in coastal belt

Heat wave conditions subsided a bit in coastal Odisha on Monday though western and southern regions continued to sizzle with Bhawanipatna recording the highest at 42.2 degree Celsius.

Bandh called by pro Vedanta group affects life in Lanjigarh

Normal life was affected during a bandh observed at Lanjigarh in Odisha`s Kalahandi district on Friday demanding provision of bauxite mining facilities to Vedanta for smooth running of its alumina plant.

Odisha contractor chops off workers` hands, manhunt on

The Odisha Police have launched a manhunt to nab a labour contractor and his four henchmen who allegedly chopped off the hands of two migrant workers two days ago, a police official said.