Month-long Thakurani festival comes to an end in Odisha

Month-long Thakurani festival in Berhampur town came to end with the deity, Maa Budhi Thakuarani returning to own temple.

Odisha to invest Rs.1,000 crore for tribals' development

 Odisha plans to invest around Rs.1,000 crore in the next two years to improve the living standards vulnerable tribal groups in the state, officials said on Monday.

Odisha to ascertain number of plumbers stranded in Nepal

Amid reports of plumbers from Kendrapara district of Odisha being stranded in quake-ravaged Nepal, the state authorities have dispatched teams to various villages of the district to ascertain the number of such people.

Mild tremors felt in Odisha

Mild tremors were felt again on Sunday in various parts of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Fresh tremors jolt Odisha

Fresh tremors jolted several parts of Odisha on Sunday, triggering panic among people as the aftershocks came a day after a powerful earthquake rocked Nepal and several parts of India.

Odisha: Height of bridges over Dhobijor Nullah to be raised

 In order to ensure smooth flow of sewage during rainy season, the height of the bridges over Dhobijor Nullah carrying the sewage of Sambalpur city in western Odisha will be raised soon, officials said on Sunday.

Artist creates sand-art to raise awareness about earthquake victims

 Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a sand-art piece with the slogan, "help the earthquake victims", to raise awareness about the Nepal earthquake here on Saturday.

Tremors felt in Odisha as earthquake hits Nepal

Tremors were felt in several parts of Odisha following a severe earthquake in many parts of East and North India triggering panic among the people.

Man shot dead in Odisha

 A 27-year-old man was shot dead by unidentified persons at Marshaghai area of Odisha's Kendrapara district, triggering tension in the areas, police said on Saturday.

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.

E-gates installed in Mysore zoo

Electronic gates that prevent unauthorised access in the premises have been installed in the Mysore zoo here.

CBI raids premises of ponzi firm

The CBI on Thursday conducted searches in the premises of Mangaldeep Land Promoters in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court.

Odisha to include eight state specific disasters under SDRF

 With lightning strikes claiming more lives than major calamities like floods and cyclones, the Odisha government has decided to include eight state-specific disasters under the State Disaster Response Fund and directed authorities to prepare disaster management plans for the current fiscal.

Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda again goes on hunger strike

 Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has again started hunger strike in Berhampur Circle Jail here.

Odisha seeks to double housing land for poor in capital

The Odisha government is planning to reserve at least 20 percent of the land for affordable housing, up from 10 per cent at present, according to a top official.

Odisha govt stresses on chemical treatment of seeds

 In a bid to raise paddy productivity, Odisha government has stressed on chemical treatment of the seeds prior to sowing and introduction of drought-resistant and flood-prone varieties in calamity-prone Ganjam district in the Kharif season.

Kandhamal to ensure water supply near residential schools

 To ensure proper water supply, the administration in Kandhamal district has decided to construct check dams over springs and nullahs near residential schools functioning under the ST and SC welfare department.

Tearful adieu to former Odisha CM JB Patnaik

Thousands of people on Wednesday gave a tearful farewell to former Odisha Chief Minister JB Patnaik as his body was taken out in a procession in the city.

Heat wave in Odisha's coolest place

The intense heatwave sweeping across Odisha has not spared even the mountainous Koraput district, known as one of the coolest places in the state.

Sonia, Rahul condole JB Patnaik's death

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Odisha chief minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik.