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.