Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar festival: BJP asks Odisha govt to make public details of funds given

Alleging irregularities in preparations for Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar festival, BJP on Friday asked the Odisha government to make public details of funds provided and expenditure made on different works.

Bus fare reduced in Odisha after revision in diesel price

Bus fare in Odisha has been reduced by one paisa to two paise under automatic fare revision mechanism following the fall of diesel price by 71 paise per litre recently.

Odisha girl locked up in classroom, teacher suspended

A six-year-old girl faced a three-hour horrifying ordeal after teachers of a government-run upper primary school left her all alone inside a classroom by locking up the building.

Six held for killing man in Odisha

Six persons were arrested for alleged involvement in killing of a 50-year-old man suspecting him to be practising sorcery at Dhepaguda in Patapur area of Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Thursday.

Maoists kill tribal man ahead of 'Protest Week'

Maoists killed a tribal man suspecting him to be a police informer at Chintamchilika area here as the rebels began a 'protest week' on Thursday demanding halt to anti-Naxal operations by security forces.

SIT to probe into fake pics of Lord Jagannath's secret rituals

Odisha Police on Tuesday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the circulation of fake photographs of Lord Jagannath's secret 'Brahma Parivartan' rituals on social media.

BJP launches Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra

Hitting out at the BJD Government in Odisha for the deviation in Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual, BJP today launched a state-wide 'Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' here to demand a judicial probe into the lapses and make people aware of it.

Elephant population rises in Odisha
Elephant population rises in Odisha

Despite the death of 231 elephants in the past three years in Odisha, their population in the state has increased to 1,954 this year from the 1,930 recorded in the 2012 census.

Govt appoints OSD for 'Nabakalebara' festival

With Lord Jagannath's 'Nabakalebara' festival hitting hurdles due to controversies, Odisha government on Monday entrusted additional charge with the IG, (Operations), Soumendra Kumar Priyadarshi, as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the fete.

Odisha: 30 infants down with unknown disease

At lease 30 infants were down with an unknown disease in a remote village in Odisha's Malkangiri district, doctors said on Monday.

Odisha: Brown sugar valued at Rs 50 lakh recovered from man

Brown sugar worth Rs 50 lakh in the international market has been recovered from a man in Odisha's Balasore district.

Minor Odiya girls sold by parents, police begins search

Two minor girls from Odisha were allegedly sold by their parents to two persons in Madhya Pradesh, following which a police team has been sent to the state to trace the girls.

Police constable found dead in Odisha

The body of a 55-year-old police constable was recovered from the roadside at Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district, police said on Sunday.

Pawan Hans to start Bhubaneswar-Paradip chopper service

 With the Pawan Hans Limited agreeing to begin commercial chopper service between the state capital and Paradip, the Odisha government on Saturday asked the authorities of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and IOCL to consider some of the requirements of the helicopter company.

Ranchi-Vijayawada highway to be completed by March 2017

 The 1,205 km Ranchi-Vijayawada national highway passing through Maoist-affected areas of Odisha would be completed by March 2017, the authorities said on Saturday after a review meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Former deputy director of mines arrested in Odisha

Former deputy director of mines in Odisha, at present under suspension, was on Saturday arrested by the anti-corruption vigilance wing in connection with a multi-crore Uliburu mining scam.

FIR filed against Odisha CM, vigilance director

A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Vigilance Director KB Singh on Saturday for falsely implicating former DGP Prakash Mishra in a financial irregularities case.

Birds back in Bhitarkanika with the onset of monsoon

With the onset of monsoon, birds have made Bhitarkanika in Odisha's Kendrapara district their temporary abode again.

12-hr Congress bandh disrupts normal life in Odisha

Normal life was affected across Odisha on Friday due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Congress protesting alleged mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's Brahma Parivartan rituals and demanding a judicial probe into the episode.

Ritual Row: Priests of Puri appeal public to forget and forgive

 As the public anger against the Odisha government for mismanagement in Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual further intensified, the temple priests of Puri on Thursday appealed to people to forget and forgive them even as the stage is set for a state-wide bandh tomorrow followed by a series of agitations in next seven days.