Naveen's visit to Cuttack in chopper draws criticism

 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".

Evaluation of Matric exam papers in Odisha from Tuesday

 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.

New High Court judge takes oath in Odisha

Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad was sworn in as an additional judge of Orissa High Court on Thursday.

Eight acquitted in transporter's murder case in Cuttack

A trial court here has acquitted eight persons, who were accused of the murder of a bus owner at Badambadi bus terminus here in January 2012.

4.6 million to be tested for diabetes in Odisha

The Odisha government has decided to this year examine all people aged above 30 for diabetes in the state's 10 districts.

Commissionerate Police in Odisha to launch app for women

Taking a cue from Delhi Police, the Commissionerate Police in Odisha's twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack is all set to launch a mobile application which will help the women in distress.

Odisha registers first swine flu death

 Odisha on Sunday registered the first swine flu casualty with the death of a 42-year-old male patient at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Health Secretary Arati Ahuja said.

CBI raid across 14 locations of a chit fund company in Odisha

 CBI sleuths on Saturday conducted raids across 14 locations against Micro Finance Limited, one of the 44 chit fund companies under the scanner of the central investigating agency.

Odisha HC grants bail to chitfund accused on health grounds

The Orissa High Court Thursday granted conditional bail to arrested chit fund scam accused Ranjan Das on health grounds as he wishes to go outside the state for oral cancer treatment.

Nation-wide 'Chetna Yatra' by Netaji lovers

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.

Left wing extremism to be discussed in police conference in Cuttack

Cuttack: Left wing extremism, law and order and crime against women and child would be discussed among other topics at a two-day senior police officers' conference to start here tomorrow.

13 child labourers rescued from Cuttack

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.

Newspaper owner's bail plea hearing ends, verdict reserved

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.

Ensure devotees' safety during Puri temple mega ritual

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.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma returns to international fold with sublime hundred
India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma returns to international fold with sublime hundred

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.

Felt the 2008 Mumbai attack to the bone: Kevin Pietersen
Felt the 2008 Mumbai attack to the bone: Kevin Pietersen

Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen has revealed that when his side was touring India and the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack took place, they "felt it to the bone".

Runs coming from openers is a good sign for India: Shikhar Dhawan
Runs coming from openers is a good sign for India: Shikhar Dhawan

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.

India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss
India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss

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.

ODI series a chance to test bench strength ahead of 2015 World Cup: Angelo Mathews
ODI series a chance to test bench strength ahead of 2015 World Cup: Angelo Mathews

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.

Sri Lanka series exciting one with World Cup spots up for grabs: Virat Kohli
Sri Lanka series exciting one with World Cup spots up for grabs: Virat Kohli

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.