Odisha govt announces lockdown till March 29 amid coronavirus COVID-19 scare

The lockdown decision comes after Odisha`s government-directed over 3,000 people, who returned from foreign countries, for home quarantine and announced a near-complete lock-down in various districts on Saturday.

Mar 22, 2020, 15:02 PM IST

COVID-19: Odisha IAS officer resumes duty 24 hours after father's death, hailed 'role model'

IAS officer Nikunja Dhal is currently serving as Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department in Odisha

Mar 18, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

BJD announces candidates for 4 Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha

Patnaik, who is the president of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), nominated Subhas Singh, Munna Khan, Sujit Kumar and Mamata Mahanta for the Rajya Sabha polls.

Mar 07, 2020, 16:13 PM IST

5-year-old girl raped by family acquaintance in Odisha's Kendrapara

The suspect has been detained for allegedly committing the crime on Thursday night, Inspector of Pattamundai police station Rakesh Tripathy said.

Feb 28, 2020, 15:09 PM IST

Amit Shah chairs 24th Eastern Zonal Council meet, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee attends

The meeting is being hosted by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Feb 28, 2020, 13:37 PM IST

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik files nomination for BJD President post

BJD leader Sanjay Das Burma said, "Patnaik, a five-time Chief Minister of Odisha, filed the nomination for the eighth time for the BJD President post with 10 proposers."

Feb 23, 2020, 13:00 PM IST

Odisha govt forms State Commission for Backward classes

The Odisha government on Wednesday constituted State Commission for Backward Classes under the chairmanship of former High Court judge Raghunath Biswal.

Feb 12, 2020, 20:30 PM IST

Boat with 25 on board capsizes in Odisha's Khurda

All 25 people were rescued and admitted to a hospital in Balugaon.

Feb 03, 2020, 07:32 AM IST

Odisha reels under cold wave conditions, temperature dips to 4.8 degree in Sonepur

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail over Odisha as the mercury level dipped below 10 degrees Celsius in 13 places on Sunday. Sonepur recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 4.8 degree Celsius followed by 5 degrees in Phulbani and 6 degree Celsius in Angul.

Jan 12, 2020, 16:16 PM IST

Odisha: 27 IAS, 16 IPS officers promoted to higher ranks

Three IPS officers, namely, Arisingha Bhoi, Amitendra Nath Sinha and S Praveen Kumar have been promoted to the rank of Inspector General (IG), while among those promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) include Anirudh K Singh, Anup Kumar Sahoo, Amrita Dash, Anoop Krishna and Sudha Singh.

Dec 22, 2019, 06:43 AM IST

BJD won't support NRC, CAA not to affect Indian citizens, says Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Neveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal had supported the Citizenship Amendment Act in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Dec 18, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

India successfully test-fires supersonic BrahMos missile off Odisha coast

BrahMos missile is a joint venture between India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.

Dec 17, 2019, 19:12 PM IST

72-yr-old tribal woman forced to live in toilet for 3 years in Odisha's Mayurbhanj

The woman has been living there with her family, including her grandson and daughter. And while she cooks and sleeps inside the toilet, her family sleeps outside. 

Dec 10, 2019, 07:48 AM IST

Odisha primary teacher suspended for coming to school drunk

Makarand Mahant was dismissed after his video, showing him in a drunk state on duty gone viral on social media. 

Dec 06, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

India conducts successful night trial of Prithvi ballistic missile off Balasore coast

The testing of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-2 missile was a part of a user trial by the Army.

Dec 04, 2019, 12:12 PM IST

Odisha's Barabati Stadium to host India vs West Indies ODI on December 22

Preparing the filed for the cricketers, OCA has started the renovation of the floodlight, pitch, field, and all the galleries. OCA is also focusing on branding and campaigning for the match which is just two weeks far. 

Dec 03, 2019, 17:33 PM IST

Odisha lecturer, who alleged rape by distant relative, found dead in hostel room

A 23-year-old woman lecturer, who was allegedly raped in October and had filed a complaint about the same in police station, was found hanging inside a college hostel in Rairangpur, police said.

Dec 02, 2019, 08:28 AM IST

India conducts first night trial of nuclear-capable Agni-III missile

According to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Agni-III is the mainstay of India`s nuclear arsenal.

Nov 30, 2019, 21:59 PM IST

Cyclone Bulbul: Centre gives over Rs 419 crore to WB, Rs 552 crore to Odisha under SDRF, says MoS Rai

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha that during the year 2019-20, central share amounting to Rs. 414.90 crore to West Bengal and Rs. 552.00 crore to Odisha has been released under SDRF by the Central Government and additional financial assistance to states is extended from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). 

Nov 27, 2019, 21:54 PM IST

Minor girl offered lift, gang-raped by three in Odisha's Sundargarh forest

The girl was allegedly gang-raped at a forest at Tensa under Lahunipada police limits of the district on Saturday night. 

Nov 18, 2019, 08:04 AM IST