Articles about Odisha

Woman fights to free husband after accusing him of rape

29 Jun 2022

India
Woman fights to free husband after accusing him of rape

A woman from Odisha's Bilaspur village is entangled in a complicated legal web after her statement resulted in a 20-year prison term for her husband.

Who is Draupadi Murmu, NDA's pick for President

22 Jun 2022

Politics
Who is Draupadi Murmu, NDA's pick for President

Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance has named Draupadi Murmu, a tribal woman leader, as its pick for the Presidential race.

Odia actor Rashmirekha Ojha found dead; family suspects foul play

21 Jun 2022

Entertainment
Odia actor Rashmirekha Ojha found dead; family suspects foul play

Odia television actor Rashmirekha Ojha was found dead in her Bhubaneswar apartment last week (June 18).

Monsoon to arrive in Goa, Maharashtra over next 2 days

10 Jun 2022

India
Monsoon to arrive in Goa, Maharashtra over next 2 days

The southwest monsoon may move into Goa, southern Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh in the next two days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Jagannath Puri: SC dismisses petitions against excavations, constructions around temple

03 Jun 2022

India
Jagannath Puri: SC dismisses petitions against excavations, constructions around temple

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed several petitions challenging the Odisha government's excavation and construction around Puri's Jagannath temple, deeming the petitions "frivolous" and not in the public interest.

Bypolls: CM Dhami wins Champawat; counting underway in Kerala, Odisha

03 Jun 2022

Politics
Bypolls: CM Dhami wins Champawat; counting underway in Kerala, Odisha

Uttarakhand Chief Minister (CM) Pushkar Singh Dhami has won the Champawat bypoll by approximately 55,000 votes to ensure he continues as the CM of the state.

18-year-old Sriya Lenka becomes first-ever Indian K-pop star!

28 May 2022

Entertainment
18-year-old Sriya Lenka becomes first-ever Indian K-pop star!

India has its first-ever K-pop star!

5 hot water springs in India promising a mystical trip

13 May 2022

Lifestyle
5 hot water springs in India promising a mystical trip

A hot spring is naturally occurring groundwater that gets heated by geothermal forces and emerges from the earth's surface.

Cyclone Asani to recurve today; rains in Andhra, Odisha: IMD

10 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani to recurve today; rains in Andhra, Odisha: IMD

Severe cyclone Asani, which has been raging over the Bay of Bengal, would move closer to the northern Andhra Pradesh coast by Tuesday night, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Heatwave in northwest, central India; rain in 17 states: IMD

09 May 2022

India
Heatwave in northwest, central India; rain in 17 states: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh heatwave alert for the country's northwestern and central regions while cyclone Asani is expected to bring rain to the southern and eastern states.

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to impact WB, Odisha

09 May 2022

India
Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to impact WB, Odisha

Cyclone Asani—formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal—has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday and will continue to move toward eastern coasts, the India Meteorological Department said.

Cyclone Asani to change course, miss Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD

08 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani to change course, miss Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast the cyclonic storm Asani, forming in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to miss Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts.

Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

07 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said a low-pressure region over the South Andaman Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone—to be called Asani—by Sunday and travel north toward India's eastern coast.

Odisha possibly staring at another cyclone: Details

05 May 2022

India
Odisha possibly staring at another cyclone: Details

An alert has been issued by the Odisha government as the state faces a possible cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in the coming days.

Top 5 wedding destinations in east India

21 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 wedding destinations in east India

Wondering where to host your destination wedding?

Ashoka Ashtami 2022: History, rituals and more

09 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Ashoka Ashtami 2022: History, rituals and more

Ashoka Ashtami is an auspicious festival among the Hindu community that is widely celebrated in Odisha and other Eastern and Southern regions of India.

5 offbeat tourist destinations in Odisha

30 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
5 offbeat tourist destinations in Odisha

Located in the Eastern part of India and serving as Bhubaneswar's capital, Odisha is well-known for its ancient temples, beautiful forts, sun-kissed beaches, and fascinating tribal culture.

Odisha: BJD MLA rams car into crowd, over 20 injured

12 Mar 2022

India
Odisha: BJD MLA rams car into crowd, over 20 injured

At least 24 people, including seven policemen, were injured after a BJD MLA's vehicle allegedly ran over them in Odisha on Saturday.

Odisha: Man arrested for marrying, duping 14 women

15 Feb 2022

India
Odisha: Man arrested for marrying, duping 14 women

A man was arrested on Monday in Odisha's Bhubaneswar for allegedly marrying 14 women and fleeing with their money, said a senior police officer.

5 foods to try when in Odisha

23 Dec 2021

Lifestyle
5 foods to try when in Odisha

Odisha is well-known for its fascinating culture, scenic beauty, and amazing architecture.

Cyclone Jawad: 1 dead in Andhra Pradesh; evacuations underway

04 Dec 2021

India
Cyclone Jawad: 1 dead in Andhra Pradesh; evacuations underway

A 17-year-old girl died after a tree uprooted and fell on her in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as cyclonic storm Jawad (pronounced Jowad) began its impact in the area.

Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

02 Dec 2021

India
Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Odia filmmaker Ghanashyam Mohapatra to be honored with Jaydev Award

07 Nov 2021

Entertainment
Odia filmmaker Ghanashyam Mohapatra to be honored with Jaydev Award

Veteran filmmaker Ghanashyam Mohapatra will be honored with the prestigious Jaydev Award for the year 2019 for his lifetime contribution to the Odia film industry.

Huge blast at Balanga Police Station in Puri, no casualty

28 Sep 2021

India
Huge blast at Balanga Police Station in Puri, no casualty

A massive explosion inside the Balanga Police Station in Odisha's Puri district last night damaged the building severely, the police said on Tuesday.

Odisha: School teacher suspended for submitting fake certificates for job

27 Sep 2021

India
Odisha: School teacher suspended for submitting fake certificates for job

A government school teacher in Odisha's Jajpur district has been suspended for allegedly submitting fake certificates to get the job over two decades ago, an official said.

Cyclone Gulab: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on alert ahead of landfall

26 Sep 2021

India
Cyclone Gulab: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on alert ahead of landfall

The states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are on alert as the cyclonic storm "Gulab" is expected to cross the eastern Indian coast by Sunday evening.

Cyclone warning issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh as depression intensifies

25 Sep 2021

India
Cyclone warning issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh as depression intensifies

A depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression, with the IMD on Saturday noting that the weather system may further concentrate into a cyclonic storm and move toward Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Odisha: Bees to prevent elephants from entering human habitations

14 Sep 2021

India
Odisha: Bees to prevent elephants from entering human habitations

In a bid to reduce man-elephant conflict, the Odisha government has decided to use honey bees to prevent the pachyderms from straying into human habitations, a senior forest official said on Tuesday.

Odisha orders evacuation from low-lying areas as rain batters state

14 Sep 2021

India
Odisha orders evacuation from low-lying areas as rain batters state

With heavy rain pounding the state of Odisha for the last 36 hours leading to a rise in the water levels in most rivers, the state government on Tuesday asked all the district collectors to evacuate people from low-lying areas, the officials said.

Rain batters Odisha as Bhubaneswar, Puri receive record rainfall

13 Sep 2021

India
Rain batters Odisha as Bhubaneswar, Puri receive record rainfall

Odisha capital Bhubaneswar received 195 mm rainfall in 24 hours, breaking a 63-year-old record, as rain clobbered large parts of the state and prompted authorities to issue a flood alert, officials said on Monday.

Odisha: Man held for masquerading as doctor and running clinic

11 Sep 2021

India
Odisha: Man held for masquerading as doctor and running clinic

A 45-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating as a doctor and running a clinic for the last three years in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Saturday.

Hill brooms made by Ganjam jail inmates will reach markets

10 Sep 2021

India
Hill brooms made by Ganjam jail inmates will reach markets

Hill brooms made by the inmates of a prison in Odisha's Ganjam district will soon be available in the market, officials said on Friday.

Odisha headmaster arrests dropout rate with unique teaching style

07 Sep 2021

India
Odisha headmaster arrests dropout rate with unique teaching style

Four years ago, an upper primary school in Odisha's Ganjam district lacked basic infrastructure and students skipped their lessons every other day.

Police personnel cremate monkey as per Hindu rituals

26 Aug 2021

India
Police personnel cremate monkey as per Hindu rituals

A dead monkey was cremated as per Hindu rituals by personnel of a police station in Odisha's Jajpur district.

Odisha: Ruins of ancient temple found in Bhargavi river bed

19 Aug 2021

India
Odisha: Ruins of ancient temple found in Bhargavi river bed

A heritage research group team on Thursday claimed that it had stumbled upon the possible ruins of an ancient temple of 13-14th century Common Era in Odisha's Puri district.

Non-Puri residents allowed to cremate bodies at 'Swargadwar' crematorium

16 Aug 2021

India
Non-Puri residents allowed to cremate bodies at 'Swargadwar' crematorium

The Puri district administration on Monday allowed people from outside Puri to cremate the mortal remains of their near and dear ones at the Swargadwar crematorium in the sea beach in Puri with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol, officials said.

Odisha: Man balances hockey stick on index finger for hours

14 Aug 2021

India
Odisha: Man balances hockey stick on index finger for hours

Indians are bringing laurels for the country not only from the hockey astroturf but off it too.

Treasure trove of 9th-12th century CE idols found in Odisha

13 Aug 2021

India
Treasure trove of 9th-12th century CE idols found in Odisha

A team from the group Rediscover Lost Heritage, Friday claimed to have discovered a treasure trove of old temple idols and panels at Laudanki village near Satasankha on the Bhubaneswar-Puri road in Odisha.

Odisha allows 'indoor-like' pandals for Durga and other pujas

10 Aug 2021

India
Odisha allows 'indoor-like' pandals for Durga and other pujas

The Odisha government has allowed different puja committees to conduct the Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi, Kali puja, and other similar events on pandals in indoor-like conditions only for observance of rituals without any public participation, an official order said.

Odisha: Over three quintals of cannabis seized, four persons arrested

10 Aug 2021

India
Odisha: Over three quintals of cannabis seized, four persons arrested

Police seized over three quintals of cannabis worth over Rs. 12 lakh and arrested four persons in this connection in Odisha's Kalahandi district, an officer said.

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