Odisha News

Truck driver fined Rs 86,500 under new Motor Vehicles Act

The incident took place on September 3, and the truck was released after the driver Ashok Yadav paid a penalty of Rs 70,000 along with producing some documents.

Sep 09, 2019, 14:02 PM IST
Role reversal: Cops lathi charge people who asked them for documents of PCR van in Bhubaneswar

Role reversal: Cops lathi charge people who asked them for documents of PCR van in Bhubaneswar

It is not clear if the cops did not have the necessary documents or if they chose not to furnish them.

Sep 07, 2019, 15:25 PM IST
Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding

Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour in several districts of the state in the next three days.

Sep 05, 2019, 20:23 PM IST
Bhubaneswar auto driver fined Rs 47,500 for drunk driving, violating various traffic rules

Bhubaneswar auto driver fined Rs 47,500 for drunk driving, violating various traffic rules

A Traffic police near Acharya Vihar on Wednesday levied the penalty on the auto-rickshaw driver and issued him a challan for drunk driving and not carrying documents including his driving licence,

Sep 04, 2019, 16:11 PM IST
Indian pangolin rescued from house in Odisha's Cuttack

Indian pangolin rescued from house in Odisha's Cuttack

The mammal was rescued on Friday from the house in Badamba Range of Athagarh Forest Division in Cuttack. Pangolins are often referred to as the world`s most trafficked mammal.

Aug 31, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Gujarat, Odisha brace for heavy rains; red and orange alert issued by IMD

Gujarat, Odisha brace for heavy rains; red and orange alert issued by IMD

IMD also issued red, orange and yellow warnings for various regions across Gujarat ahead of the heavy rainfall prediction. 

Aug 27, 2019, 13:54 PM IST
Headless train: Coaches of Visakha Express halt after engine breaks free

Headless train: Coaches of Visakha Express halt after engine breaks free

The engine had left behind the coaches due to damaged link rods. The driver of the train did not realise this till after he had travelled quite some distance in the solitary engine.

Aug 20, 2019, 09:51 AM IST
NIT Rourkela professor and wife found dead at residence, cops suspect suicide

NIT Rourkela professor and wife found dead at residence, cops suspect suicide

Soon after receiving the information, police officials rushed to the spot and broke into the house.

Aug 17, 2019, 16:50 PM IST
Hirakud Dam: The world's longest earthen dam is struggling for survival

Hirakud Dam: The world's longest earthen dam is struggling for survival

Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari has alerted the state and central government in a press meet at Bhubaneswar.

Aug 14, 2019, 20:47 PM IST
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha for next 48 hours

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha for next 48 hours

The weather department stated that many districts in Odisha may receive light to moderate rainfall, whereas some interior places may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. 

Aug 12, 2019, 19:27 PM IST
IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha, five districts put on alert

IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha, five districts put on alert

In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed Collectors of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, and Nuapada to closely monitor the situation as it may create a flood-like

Aug 03, 2019, 07:55 AM IST
Heavy rains in several states likely, IMD issues red alert in 8 districts of Odisha

Heavy rains in several states likely, IMD issues red alert in 8 districts of Odisha

Heavy rainfall is expected to lash several states across the country over the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

Jul 30, 2019, 12:29 PM IST
 Sweet victory for Odisha as Rasagola gets GI tag

Sweet victory for Odisha as Rasagola gets GI tag

Years after West Bengal clinched the geographical indication (GI) tag for 'Banglar Rasogolla', it is celebration time for Odisha, which had also staked a claim on the origin of its own version of

Jul 29, 2019, 17:57 PM IST
Odisha: BJD's Sabitri Agarwalla wins from Patkura Assembly constituency

Odisha: BJD's Sabitri Agarwalla wins from Patkura Assembly constituency

Agarwalla, the wife of deceased BJD leader Bed Prakash Agarwalla, won by a huge margin of over 17,920 votes. 

Jul 24, 2019, 16:56 PM IST
Experts remove rod pieces lodged inside cobra in Odisha

Experts remove rod pieces lodged inside cobra in Odisha

A team of experts belonging to Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) conducted a successful surgery to remove two pieces of iron rod from a cobra on Thursday. 

Jul 12, 2019, 23:57 PM IST
Odisha artist creates record for making smallest Lord Jagannath's chariot

Odisha artist creates record for making smallest Lord Jagannath's chariot

Artist Satya Maharana has created a miniature version of Nandighosa-- Lord Jagannath's chariot for Rath Yatra. The creation has got an entry into the India Book of Records and International Book of

Jul 07, 2019, 18:15 PM IST
Polls to Patkura Assembly seat in Odisha on July 20, results on July 23

Polls to Patkura Assembly seat in Odisha on July 20, results on July 23

The Patkura Assembly seat under Kendrapara parliamentary constituency in Odisha will go to polls on July 20, a notification issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI) said on Thursday.

Jul 05, 2019, 07:36 AM IST
Jagannath Rath Yatra begins Thursday; Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers

Jagannath Rath Yatra begins Thursday; Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers

Thousands of devotees arrived in Puri for the nine-day annual Jagannath Rath Yatra.

Jul 04, 2019, 07:45 AM IST
Stop the Polavaram project as it will cause 'permanent injury' to Odisha: Naveen Patnaik writes to PM Modi

Stop the Polavaram project as it will cause 'permanent injury' to Odisha: Naveen Patnaik writes to PM Modi

"If the project is allowed to be completed before the resolution of all the pending cases, it will cause permanent injury to the interest of the state of Odisha and its people," Patnaik said in a

Jul 02, 2019, 08:58 AM IST
Odisha government puts all districts on alert due to forecast of heavy rain

Odisha government puts all districts on alert due to forecast of heavy rain

"Under its influence, enhanced rainfall activity is very likely over the districts of Odisha," Director of IMD, Bhubaneswar H R Biswas said.

Jun 29, 2019, 21:30 PM IST