Anticipating heavy rains accompanying the severe cyclone "Hudhud" that is likely to affect parts of Odisha on Sunday, the administration here is worried about Cuttack city's inherent problem of waterlogging.
Responding to a notice issued by the Judicial Commission probing the chit fund scam in Odisha, CBI on Tuesday said evolving a mechanism to refund investors? money at the current stage of the investigation would hamper the probe.
After meeting a minor gang-rape survivor here, National Commission for Women (NCW) members have said they will suggest "tough" recommendations to the NCW for taking stringent action against those responsible for the girl`s plight.
Police commissioner R P Sharma today confirmed that Padmini Nayak, a poor woman of Cuttack city, had parted with one of her kidneys in exchange of money and an organ theft racket was active in the city.
Taking note of media reports that large tracts of land belonging to the Lord Jagannath Trust are either being encroached upon or sold to influential persons at throwaway prices, Orissa High Court has decided to take up the matter suo motu.
The prevailing heat wave condition further intensified in Odisha on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 44.3 degree Celsius at the coal town of Talcher even as the state government confirmed death of total three persons due to sun stroke, official sources said.
Heat wave conditions prevailed in Odisha with the mercury on Tuesday touching 44 degree Celsius at Talcher and a dozen of places recording temperatures above 40 deg C with the number of alleged sunstroke deaths mounting to 24, official sources said.
The Odisha government on Friday confirmed the death of one person in the heatwave as most parts sizzled with the mercury crossing 40 degree Celsius in 19 places and Titlagarh and Bhawanipatna recording 43 degrees Celsius.