Seven killed, 23 injured in lightning in Odisha

At least seven persons were killed and around 23 others injured when lightning struck them in different parts of Odisha this evening, police said.

NH status for 2,000 km of state highways in Odisha

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday accorded national highway (NH) status to around 2,000 km of state highways in Odisha, while announcing Rs 35,000 crore investment in other related projects.

Tree for carving Subhadra idol identified in Odisha

The sacred neem tree (Daru) to carve out the idol of goddess Subhadra has been identified in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, Suresh Mohapatra, chief of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), said on Friday.

Four skilled workers of Odisha return from strife-torn Yemen

 Stranded in war zones of Yemen for over several days, four skilled personnel from Odisha's Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara have made a safe return to their villages.

Sweeper stitches a woman patient at OT in Odisha

A sweeper in a government run hospital in Jagatsinghpur district had to carry out stitching on a woman who delivered a baby as the doctor had left the operation theatre.

Boatmen rescue marooned people in Odisha

As people in the flood-affected areas are heaving a sigh of relief following receding water in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha, several incidents of bravery and survival have come to light.

Five drowned as boat capsizes on Biluakhai river in Odisha

At least five persons were drowned when a country boat capsized on Biluakhai river in Odisha`s Jagatsinghpur district officials said.

CPI releases first list of LS, Assembly candidates in Odisha

CPI on Thursday retained sitting MP from Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha constituency Bibhuprasad Tarai while releasing the first list of candidates for four Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in Odisha.

Odisha Minister blames Posco, district officials for agitation

Odisha minister alleged section of officials of Posco and Jagatsinghpur administration were responsible for agitation by group of people demanding a hike in the compensation paid to land losers.

100 skilled workers from Odisha return from Saudi Arabia

Crackdown on illegal migrants in Saudi Arabia has had a bearing on over one hundred skilled workers from Odisha`s Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts who returned to avoid being hounded.

Proprietor of private health institute sentenced to 2 years

A local court in Jagatsinghpur has sentenced the proprietor of a private health institute to two years of rigorous imprisonment for violating bio-medical waste rules.

Police, anti-Posco activists clash, 12 injured

Anti-Posco protestors clashed with the police which left 12 persons injured at a project site village in Odisha`s Jagatsinghpur district, while no land was acquired on Thursday.

D Raja leads anti-Posco agitation, gheraoes police camp

CPI National Secretary and MP D Raja led demonstration by anti-Posco agitators, children and women, demanding complete withdrawal of police force from proposed plant site in Odisha`s Jagatsinghpur.

Land acquisition for Posco halted, police withdrawn

The land acquisition for Posco`s mega project in Jagatsinghpur district came to a halt on the fourth day on Wednesday and the police force was withdrawn following demands from school children and women who joined the protests.

Three labourers injured in firing by CISF men

Three workers were injured when CISF personnel opened fire today to prevent labourers without valid passes from entering the oil refinery here in Jagatsinghpur district.

Agitators stall work for second day at Posco site

Agitators stalled work for the second day on Monday at Posco`s mega steel plant project in Orissa`s Jagatsinghpur district as prohibitory orders were clamped.