`Witch` killings haunt India`s remote villages

As he recovers in a children`s shelter in eastern India, 17-year-old Ganita Munda is haunted by the sound of his family`s screams as a witch-hunting gang killed them in their home.

Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants
Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.

Torrential rains affects life in Rajasthan and Gujarat

With Monsoon setting over in many parts of the country, incessant rains have swollen many rivers and created flood-like situation in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Who performed the last rites of Lord Krishna?

Let's try to find out yet another mystery associated with Lord Krishna.

BJP seeks intervention of rights panel over Odisha arrests

The BJP in Odisha on Wednesday moved the Odisha State Human Rights Commission (OHRC) against the arrest of 114 people, including 63 women, who were demanding the shifting of a bridge site from their village in Keonjhar district.

Senior Congress leader Giridhar Gamang, son formally join BJP in Bhubaneswar

Former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang and his son Sishir Gamang on Thursday formally joined the BJP at the state party headquarters here in the presence of central ministers and Odisha leaders.

Odisha continues to reel under intense heat

An intense heat wave continued to sweep most parts of Odisha on Monday with the industrial town of Angul recording the highest temperature in the state at 47 degrees Celsius, officials said.

Jamia VC given additional charge of University of Orissa

Incumbent vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Talat Ahmed, has been assigned the additional charge of VC of Central University of Orissa, Koraput.

Assam, Orissa win in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Assam, Orissa win in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

 Assam defeated Bengal by 18 runs while Orissa beat Tripura by 34 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (East Zone) here.

Odisha steps up measures to prevent swineflu

In a bid to prevent spread of swineflu by migrant workers, health officers of Odisha's Ganjam district will keep track of their return, mainly from Gujarat where the disease has affected many.

Five must do things in Puri, Orissa
Five must do things in Puri, Orissa

Orissa is a state full of beautiful temples and is a history buff's paradise. And a must visit place in the state is Puri. Here are five things you must do there:

Orissa HC orders for panel to monitor jaundice

Orissa High Court has directed the state government to form a high-level committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to monitor the situation arising out of the spread of jaundice in the state.

Blame game over rejection of Odisha tableau for Republic day parade

The Congress and the BJP Monday blamed the Odisha government over the rejection of the state tableau for this year`s Republic Day parade at New Delhi, while the ruling BJD termed the rejection as `unfortunate`.

Odisha on high alert after threat of terror attack

The Odisha government has put all 30 districts in the state on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of attacks by Pakistan-based militant groups.

Central University of Orissa to launch MA in Sanskrit

Considering the importance of the ancient language, the Central University of Orissa, Koraput, is all set to launch a new post graduate course in Sanskrit from the next academic session.

Cockfights turns into gambling activity in Kendrapara

Cockfights, an old traditional bloody game, have turned into a major gambling activity in several villages of Odisha`s Kendrapara district.

Babus, armed forces to discuss security of vital installations

An interaction programme among IAS, IPS officers of select states and armed forces personnel will be organised next month on "security of vital installations".

Ensure devotees' safety during Puri temple mega ritual

Orissa High Court has asked the state government to make proper and foolproof arrangements for every devotee to pay obeisance to the deities at Jagannath Temple in Puri during Nabakalebar festival next year.

1,200 Baptist delegates to participate in IMS summit

About 1,200 Baptist delegates from Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, north eastern region and south India will celebrate their common heritage in the India Mission Summit (IMS) in Kohima from October 2 to 5 under the theme "Celebrating the past, envisioning the future'.

Cricket coach Sumit Bose passes away
Cricket coach Sumit Bose passes away

Eminent cricket coach and former vice president of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Sumit Bose passed away at his residence in Cuttack on Saturday.