Odisha govt announces reduction in bus fare

 Odisha government on Wednesday announced reduction in fares by one paise per km for ordinary and express buses following the recent cut in diesel prices.

Five persons sentenced to 10 yrs RI in Odisha gang-rape case

Five persons have been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a local court after being convicted in a gang-rape case involving a tribal woman in Mayurbhanj district last year.

Irregularities found in construction of a road in Koraput

A vigilance probe has found irregularities in the construction of a road under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Koraput district.

Higher education minister visits colleges to identify problems in Odisha

Making a surprise visit to three government colleges in the town, Odisha's higher education minister Pradeep Panigrahi took stock of infrastructure facilities in the institutions.

NGO chief remanded in judicial custody on charge of duping

A special designated court here on Tuesday remanded Khirod Malick, chief of an NGO Biswa, in judicial custody for 14 days, a day after he was arrested at Sambalpur for allegedly duping investors in money circulation business.

Chitfund scam: ED allowed to take Seashore Group CMD on 14 days' remand

A local court here on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take Seashore Group CMD Prasant Dash to its remand for 14 days to trace the money trail in the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha.

US to give 100,000 dollars to Hudhud-hit in AP, Odisha

The United States on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of USD 100,000 for those affected by cyclone Hudhud in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

46 percent conviction in corruption cases: Naveen Patnaik

Claiming that its Special Court Act has been yielding positive results, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said conviction rate in the corruption cases has reached a record 46 per cent this year.

Odisha convicts 503 public servants for graft

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said a total of 503 public servants have been convicted and 137 dismissed from service in the state for corruption during the past five years.

Tree plantation in Koraput to compensate for loss in Hudhud

To compensate for the loss of trees in Cyclone Hudhud, Jeypore forest division in Koraput district has decided to take up plantation in over 200 hectares of forest land.

Odisha: Woman 'on fast for over 50 days' to attain moksha

An 83-year-old Jain woman is on a 'fast unto death' for over 50 days in Cuttack to attain moksha, family sources said.

By-election loss sparks conflicts in BJP, Congress in Odisha

 The defeat in the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election has triggered intra-party conflicts in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in Odisha.

CBI quizzes BJD MLA on best cooperator award to AT Group chief

Four days after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Orissa High Court, the CBI today interrogated senior BJD MLA and former Chief Whip Pravat Tripathy in connection with a non-banking financial institution winning the best co-operator award.

Odisha CM should step down for mining scam: Mishra

Demanding CBI probe into mining scam in Odisha, Leader of opposition in state assembly Narasingha Mishra on Friday asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to step down from office to ensure fair inquiry.

Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha
Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha

Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said Friday.

BSF makes huge haul of arms, explosives, IED in Odisha

 In a major success against Maoists, BSF personnel have seized huge quantities of explosives, IED and other materials hidden by the ultras in a forest in Mathili area of Odisha's Malkangiri district, officials said today.

Seven colleges damaged in Cyclone Hudhud

Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud.

Odisha signs MoU with National Seeds Corporation

 In its bid to make the state self-sufficient in potato production, Odisha government today signed an MoU with National Seeds Corporation (NSC) for procuring adequate quantity of quality potato seeds.

Dengue cases soar to 4,379 in Odisha

The number of people infected with dengue in Odisha so far this year has risen to 4,379, with 200 more cases reported in last two days, an official said here Wednesday.

Tribals of Koraput face drinking water shortage for cyclone

Tribals in remote areas of Koraput district are facing acute shortage of safe drinking water as several water supply stations are lying idle without power after cyclone Hudhud hit the district.