Cyclone Amphan approaches Odisha coast — States likely to be hit after it makes a landfall

Cyclone Amphan, which has intensified into an extremely super cyclone, is all set to make the landfall on Wednesday afternoon. The cyclone is rapidly moving towards the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh and is expected to make a landfall on May 20. At the time of the landfall, Cyclone Amphan is expected to carry wind speed of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph. The states of Odisha and West Bengal have been on high alert. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured all possible help to bo both states to deal with the situation arising out of its movement. 

May 19, 2020, 15:23 PM IST

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

Newborn dies after nurses attempt C-Section with doctor on phone

A newborn baby died on Tuesday after nurses at Kendrapara's Sai Hospital attempted a Caesarean surgery on the mother under directions of the doctor on phone.

Oct 04, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

Flood situation grim in Odisha's Jajpur, Kendrapara districts

The flood situation in Odisha's Jajpur and Kendrapara districts continued to be grim on Monday, said officials.

Aug 01, 2017, 07:07 AM IST

6-year-old girl shows exemplary courage, confronts furious crocodile to save friend from claws of death

It's an amazing story telling how extraordinary courage of a 6-year-old girl saved her friend's life.

Apr 05, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

1 injured in blast in petrol station in Odisha

One person sustained serious burn injuries following a blast in a petrol filling station here.

Aug 24, 2016, 13:28 PM IST

Sea water inundates seaside villages in Odisha's Kendrapara

Nearly 700 acre crop fields in the said village were inundated following the tidal ingress.

Jun 09, 2016, 13:50 PM IST

Decrease of migratory birds in Bhitarkanika National Park

The Bhitarkanika National Park and adjoining wetland areas have witnessed a decrease in the number of migratory birds this winter. The latest figures released by the forest department showed that 1,06,356 feathered species from trans-Himalayan region made a flight towards the Bhitarkanika wetland sites for their winter sojourn this year, while it stood at 1,13,226 last year.

Jan 13, 2016, 15:13 PM IST

One of two Indians abducted in Libya flees, establishes contact

One of the two Indians, who were abducted in Sirte in war-torn Libya, has managed to flee from captivity and he has established contact with his family in Odisha and one of his friends.

Sep 17, 2015, 22:06 PM IST

370 test positive for dengue in Odisha

A total 370 people have tested positive for dengue in Odisha as the state govenrment urged people today not to panic over the spread of the disease.

Sep 14, 2015, 21:52 PM IST

151 infants die in Kendrapara hospitals in 4 months

As many as 151 infants died in different hospitals here between April and July, reflecting a grim infant and child health care situation in Odisha which recently reported an alarming rate of deaths of newborns in Cuttack and Kandhamal.

Sep 08, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

This controversial godman's ashram has been valued at Rs 4.48 cr

The sprawling Ashram founded by arrested self-proclaimed godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raula in Odisha's Kendrapara district was officially evaluated at Rs 4.48 crore.

Aug 20, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

Odisha: Probe into Sarathi Baba's activity broadens

 The Odisha crime branch police has broadened its investigation into the activity of arrested godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul.

Aug 11, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

Odisha to set up 51 new courts

 In its bid to give speedy justice to the people in the state, the Odisha government today decided to set up 51 new courts including ten civil judge courts (senior division) to deal with cases related to crimes against women.

Aug 10, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

Sitaution normal in Kendrapara after of arrest of 'godman'

The situation at Kendrapara returned to normalcy on Saturday, a day after the people and police were locked in a pitched battle on the issue of arrest of the self styled godman Srimad Sarathi Dev.

Aug 08, 2015, 19:49 PM IST

Controversial godman Srimad Sarathi Baba arrested by Odisha Police

Controversial self-styled 'godman' Sarathi Baba was on Saturday arrested by Odisha police on cheating and other charges following violent protests demanding action against him for his alleged escapades.

Aug 08, 2015, 09:41 AM IST

Protesters, police clash in Odisha; seek Strimad Dev's arrest

The public ire against self-styled godman ​Strimad Sarathi Dev has rocked Odisha's Kendrapara town on Friday as protesters, demanding his immediate arrest, fought a pitched battle with police leading to injury on both sides.

Aug 07, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

Woman fights back crocodile, escapes from jaws of death in Odisha

A 37-year-old woman from Singiri village under Rajkanika police station limits has shown exemplary courage in staving off an attacking crocodile.

Aug 01, 2015, 13:30 PM IST

How APJ Abdul Kalam saved HIV affected siblings

While nation mourns the death of the "peoples' president", an orphaned girl from a far flung village of Odisha remembers the gesture of A P J Abdul Kalam towards her HIV positive siblings ten years ago.

Jul 29, 2015, 13:10 PM IST