Bhubaneswar: News

09 Jun 2024


Swearing-in ceremony for first BJP government in Odisha rescheduled 

The swearing-in ceremony for the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Odisha has been postponed from June 10 to June 12.

BJP worker killed in pre-election clash in Odisha

A Bharatiya Janata Party worker, identified as Dilip Pahan, was killed during a pre-election clash with the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party workers in Srikrushnasaranpur village, Odisha, on Wednesday.

05 Aug 2023

Amit Shah

Odisha: Amit Shah to hold meeting on left-wing extremism

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is reportedly scheduled to hold an important meeting on left-wing extremism in Odisha on Saturday.

06 May 2023

DY Chandrachud

Live streaming of court hearings has flip side: CJI Chandrachud 

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Saturday noted that the live streaming of court hearings had a "flip side" as a lot of "funny clips" were being posted on the internet, reported PTI.

15 Apr 2023


Odisha: 1 killed, many injured in Sambalpur violence; curfew imposed

Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Odisha's Sambalpur and extended the internet ban there after a 30-year-old man was reportedly stabbed to death and four others injured in fresh communal clashes after Hanuman Jayanti processions on Friday.

RBI's retail digital rupee is now live in 4 cities

On December 1, 2022, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched the retail digital rupee (eRs-R) on a pilot basis in India. The pilot of RBI's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) involved a closed group of banks and cities.

19 Mar 2023


DJ Azex found dead in Bhubaneswar under mysterious circumstances

Popular DJ Azex, whose real name was Akshay Moharana, was found dead at his residence in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on Saturday, said multiple media reports.

15 Feb 2022


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.

14 Sep 2021


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.

14 Sep 2021


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.

13 Aug 2021


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.

10 Aug 2021


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.

30 Jul 2021


Congress, BJP attack BJD government over dengue spread in Bhubaneswar

Opposition Congress and BJP intensified their attack on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha over the spread of dengue in Bhubaneswar and other places.

11 Jun 2021


Environmentalist Radha Mohan passes away at 78

Padma Shri awardee environmentalist and Odisha's former information commissioner Professor Radha Mohan died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Friday, family sources said.

04 Jan 2021


Jagannath temple reopens for all devotees

Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri reopened for all devotees on Sunday after remaining closed for nine months due to the pandemic.

03 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: Odisha announces 'total shutdown' in Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Cuttack

The Odisha government on Friday announced a "total shutdown" in the capital city of Bhubaneswar and the town of Bhadrak.

15 Nov 2019


With smokeless chulhas, this woman's start-up tackles pollution

Traditional mud chulhas are a common sight in a rural Indian household, often accompanied by black shadows tracing the kitchen walls from soot collected over time.

17 Sep 2019


In a first, Odisha auto dealer fined Rs. 1 lakh

After the new Motor Vehicles Act was implemented, traffic offenders are penalized on a daily basis.

24 Dec 2018


PM Modi inaugurates projects worth Rs. 14,500cr in Odisha

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced his day-long visit to Odisha, wherein he inaugurated several projects in the domains of health, transportation, and education, among others.

30 Nov 2018


Ministerial committee to hold talks with farmers: Finance Minister Behera

A ministerial committee of Odisha government will hold consultation with different farmers' organizations including Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) and Agriculture experts on the problems faced by the peasants in the state.

21 Sep 2018


Rahman, Gulzar to create Hockey Men's World Cup title song

Grammy award winner AR Rahman and legendary poet-lyricist Gulzar are once again collaborating, this time for the official song of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup, Bhubaneswar 2018.

16 Sep 2018


Odisha gets first 'Tribes India' outlet showcasing tribal products

Odisha's first "Tribes India" outlet has come up in Bhubaneswar showcasing a wide range of tribal products from across India.

12 Aug 2018


Heavy rains lash Odisha, throwing life out of gear

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Odisha today disrupting normal life, even as the Meteorological department forecast more showers in many areas.

10 Jul 2018


CM-Patnaik bans plastic in parts of Odisha from October 2

Moving towards the target of making Odisha plastic-free over the next two years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a complete ban on the use of plastic in several places from October 2, this year.

07 Jul 2018


Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

A new railway station in Odisha's Bhubaneswar and a host of other infrastructure projects were inaugurated today ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra festival beginning July 14.

30 Jun 2018


Bhubaneswar: People defecating in open will be fined Rs. 50

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided that people defecating in the open in the city will be fined Rs. 50, officials said today.

21 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Farmers in Odisha to get trained in modern agricultural practices

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik interacted with farmers of Odisha after inaugurating a training program for them at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) in Bhubaneswar yesterday, where he assured farmer he will address their issues.

12 Jun 2018


Odisha's Lavanya Das to represent India at international beauty pageant

Lavanya Das, an Odia girl from Bhubaneshwar, who always wanted to bring laurels to her country, is on the verge of realizing her dream.

08 Jun 2018


Odisha: 20 startups getting recognized every month, beats national average

Odisha has surged in its startup initiative, with around 20 ventures getting recognized by the state government each month which is more than the national average, Additional Chief Secretary, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, LN Gupta said at Startup Council Meeting.

31 May 2018


Odisha: Husband gambles wife, watches her getting raped by 'winner'

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped after her husband used her as a pawn in gambling and lost.

28 May 2018


Odisha CM flags off 15-day campaign against child sexual abuse

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today flagged-off 15-day statewide campaign against child sexual abuse in Bhubaneswar, urging people to fight the menace.

20 Apr 2018

Naveen Patnaik

CM Naveen Patnaik unveils 'Skilled-in-Odisha' logo

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday unveiled the brand identity logo of the 'Skilled-in-Odisha' campaign of the state government's skill initiatives.

21 Mar 2018


Police lathi-charge teachers for disrupting evaluation of matric exam papers

Police resorted to mild lathi-charge to disperse a group of agitating school teachers, who had blocked the entry of other tutors to an exam paper evaluation center in Bhubaneswar.

20 Mar 2018

Crime Against Women

Bengaluru: Friend allegedly forces woman to drink, then rapes her

A 21-year-old Bengaluru student has alleged she was raped by a friend, who forced her to drink and then took her to his HSR Layout flat after she fell semi-unconscious.

19 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

IITs should be among top 100 global institutions: MoS HRD

Addressing the sixth Convocation of IIT Bhubaneswar, Union Minister Satya Pal Singh has said institutes like IITs should find a place among the 100 top global institutes of higher learning.

07 Mar 2018


FIR lodged against Raveena Tandon for shooting inside a temple

An FIR has been lodged against Raveena Tandon for allegedly filming an advertisement inside the premises of a temple in Bhubaneswar.

23 Dec 2017


Bhubaneswar becomes third Indian city to get transgender toilets

Bhubaneswar in Odisha has become India's third city to have a transgender toilet, courtesy the municipal corporation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority.

10 Sep 2017


Flyover collapses in Bhubaneswar leading to fatalities and injuries

A portion of an under-construction flyover near Bomikhal in Odisha's capital, Bhubaneswar, collapsed today killing at least one man, and injuring at least 11, said official sources.