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Odisha flood affects 2 lakh people, 4 killed, 1 missing: SRC

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:18

At least four persons were killed and another missing in the floods due to incessant rains leading to breaches in the embankment of river Baitarani while water level has started receding in all rivers, officials said on Wednesday.

Over 100 villages in Odisha flooded due to incessant rainfall

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:01

Over 100 villages in districts like Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Kalahandi have been flooded due to incessant rainfall, leading to a breach of embankment along the River Baitarani near Patpur in Odisha.

Kendrapara youth in Iraqi jail likely to be released soon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:57

It was a nightmarish ordeal overseas for an unemployed youth from a village in Odisha`s Kendrapara district.

Odisha Assembly proceeding stalled

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:09

Odisha Assembly proceeding was stalled today as Opposition Congress and BJP members stormed into the well protesting against the rejection of adjournment motion notice on alleged loot of minerals.

CBI gives July 31 deadline to give documents in Saradha scam

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:59

CBI has given a deadline of July 31 to the police of West Bengal and Odisha to submit all the documents related to Saradha chit fund scam in which a Trinamool Congress member of parliament is also an accused.

People evacuated from marooned areas in Odisha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:55

A large number of people were evacuated from areas marooned due to breaches in Baitarani river embankment in Odisha`s Jajpur and Bhadrak districts on Tuesday.

Protesting lawyers torch police vehicle in Bhubaneshwar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:45

Members of the Bhubaneswar Bar Association torched a police vehicle in Odisha while they were protesting against the brutal attack on a lawyer by the police.

Incessant rains hamper anti-Maoist operations in Odisha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:02

Incessant rains have hit anti-Maoist operations in Koraput, Rayagada and Malkangiri districts of Odisha, with security personnel finding it difficult to move in the forests with overflowing rivers, inundated tracks and thick undergrowth.

Thousands evacuated as Odisha river breaches embankment

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:02

About 10,000 people were evacuated and moved to safer places after the Baitarani river breached its embankment following heavy rain in Odisha`s Jajpur district.

435 people, 139 Maoists killed in Odisha in 14 years: Naveen

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 19:53

Maoist ultras have killed 435 persons including 210 police personnel during the last 14 years while the security personnel eliminated 139 rebels during the same time, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said.

Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 15:43

With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government on Monday reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood.

Odisha rivers flowing close to danger levels

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:46

Most of the Odisha rivers were flowing close to the danger level Monday due to heavy rainfall across the state, an official said.