Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flying to Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, barely 25 km from Bhubaneswar, on Wednesday drew criticism from different quarters with the opposition Congress describing it as "expensive".
After the fortnight-long Matriculation examination in Odisha conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) ended earlier this week, the Board is all set to begin evaluation of answer sheets from Tuesday.
A 'Chetna Yatra', which would cover over 1500 kms, would be launched tomorrow by followers of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from his birthplace here to Imphal, the place where he fought the British in a bid to free the country.
Thirteen child labourers, engaged in hotels, liquor shops and construction sites, were rescued by the Cuttack district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) with the help of police, a CWC member said on Thursday.
The Orissa High Court on Wednesday completed hearing on the bail application of newspaper owner Madhu Mohanty, arrested in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, and reserved its verdict.
Orissa High Court has asked the state government to make proper and foolproof arrangements for every devotee to pay obeisance to the deities at Jagannath Temple in Puri during Nabakalebar festival next year.
Rohit Sharma returns to International cricket with a sublime century against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. The right-handed batsman was batting on run-a-ball 100, helping India compile runs after losing two quick wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayadu. It's his fifth ODI hundred. India were 177 for two after 31 overs with skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten on 36.
As Indian openers pounded the hapless Sri Lankans to rattle up a 231-run stand, Shikhar Dhawan said it was a good sign for the Indian team that top-order batsmen were in good form and his own confidence has shot up after playing a century-knock on Sunday.
Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here.
They may not have of an ideal preparation for the stop-gap five-ODI series against India but Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews on Saturday said that the short tournament would give the team's think-tank an opportunity to assess the bench strength ahead of next year's World Cup.
Relishing at the prospect of leading the side in the the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the hastily-planned series would be an exciting one, especially with World Cup spots up for grabs.