Odisha: News

30 Jan 2023

Mental Health

Odisha: Cop who killed Naba Das suffers from mental illness

Gopalkrushna Das—the police officer who fatally shot Odisha's Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kisore Das on Sunday—has been suffering from mental illness for years, PTI reported.

30 Jan 2023

Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das's last rites today

The last rites of Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das, who died after being fatally shot by a police officer on Sunday, will take place at his native place of Jharsuguda on Monday.

29 Jan 2023

Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das shot by cop dies

Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kisore Das passed away on Sunday, hours after being fatally shot by a police officer near Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district.

11 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 cultural fests in India you must attend in 2023

Time to soak in the country's rich culture.

03 Jan 2023


Odisha: Third Russian found dead in less than two weeks

A Russian national was found dead on a ship anchored at Paradip Port in Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, on Tuesday, Hindustan Times reported, citing officials.

16 Dec 2022

Defence Ministry

India successfully conducts night trial of nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile

India successfully conducted the night trial of the nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile on Thursday which can strike targets as far as 5,400 km with a very high degree of accuracy.

07 Dec 2022


5 period rituals in different Indian states

One of the turning points in a girl's life, menstruation not only brings in hormonal changes but is also a sign that the girl is now transitioning into a woman.

09 Nov 2022

Fashion Tips

5 traditional sarees from Odisha every lady must own

Indian women's favorite traditional outfit sarees reign in every festive wardrobe representing the rich culture of the country.

09 Nov 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 fascinating bird sanctuaries you must visit in India

Winter is almost here and it marks the arrival of a wide range of migratory birds across the country.

28 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 picturesque places in India to go dolphin watching

One of the most intelligent aquatic mammals found in the world, dolphins are friendly, and it is a delight to watch them swim in pairs in deep water.

Cyclone Sitrang likely to cause heavy rains in several states

Cyclone Sitrang—formed over India's eastern coast—is predicted to shift direction in the next 12 hours, intensifying over the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

22 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 popular tribal destinations in India you must visit

Traveling not only helps us relax and rejuvenate but also teaches us a lot about a country's culture, heritage, and local specialties.

19 Oct 2022


Cyclone Sitrang likely to hit Bay of Bengal on Diwali

The threat of a tropical storm is looming over India's eastern coast and especially Odisha as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed the probability of a cyclonic formation over the Bay of Bengal around Sunday or Monday.

18 Oct 2022


Odisha: Man tied to two-wheeler, dragged on road for 2km

In a shocking incident, a man was tied to a two-wheeler and made to run for two kilometers on a busy road in Cuttack, Odisha, on Sunday as he failed to repay the money he borrowed from the accused.

02 Oct 2022

Mahatma Gandhi

Odisha: ITI students make Mahatma Gandhi's statue out of scraps

In a special tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, the students of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Berhampur, Odisha have created a six-feet-tall sculpture of the Father of the Nation out of automobile scraps.

29 Sep 2022

Durga Puja

Visiting Salt Lake and Dum Dum? Check out these pandals

Although Durga Puja begins this weekend, people have already started hitting pandals across Kolkata to avoid the rush on the main days of the festival.

18 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Cyclonic formation over Bay of Bengal, warning issued for Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a warning for Odisha predicting heavy rainfall in the state over the next few days because of the formation of a cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal.

16 Sep 2022


8 years into marriage, woman learns husband underwent sex-change operation

A woman (40) from Vadodara in Gujarat filed a case against her husband for cheating and unnatural sex when, eight years into the marriage, she found that her husband had undergone a sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and was previously a woman.

10 Sep 2022


Heavy rains predicted in Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha; Bengaluru still inundated

Amid a week of heavy rains and knee-deep water throwing life out of gear in Bengaluru, the city is likely to continue receiving showers till Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted.

06 Sep 2022


5 things to take back home from Odisha

Well-known for the age-old temples, beautiful beaches, fascinating tribal culture, Buddhist relics, and mouth-watering cuisine, Odisha has some diverse treasures to discover.

02 Sep 2022

Padma Shri

Odisha: Padma Shri Kamala Pujari forced to dance in hospital

Padma Shri awardee Kamala Pujari (71), who was admitted to a hospital in Cuttack of Odisha for the treatment of a kidney ailment, was allegedly forced to dance by a social worker, Mamata Behera.

24 Aug 2022


Tomato flu: Symptoms, treatment, and all you need to know

The Centre issued an advisory on the new 'mystery virus' tomato flu on Tuesday, the newest ailment in India after COVID-19 and monkeypox.

21 Aug 2022

Tamil Nadu

NewsBytesExplainer: What is tomato flu, the new virus in Kerala

As India slowly starts to recover from the brutal COVID-19 waves and attempts to understand monkeypox, a new virus is emerging in Kerala.

21 Aug 2022


33 dead as heavy rains wreak havoc in several states

Several states have been devastated by torrential monsoon rains since Saturday killing at least 33 people.

18 Aug 2022


Monsoon fury: Nearly 5 lakh affected as rains inundate Odisha

Nearly five lakh people have been affected in 10 districts of Odisha as rain induced floods have inundated the state.

08 Aug 2022


Monsoon fury: 14 cars swept away in MP's Khargone river

As monsoon raged on, 14 cars in Khargone were swept away after a sudden rise in river water levels on Sunday.

05 Aug 2022


NTA postpones CUET-UG in Kerala due to heavy rains

The National Testing Agency (NTA) postponed the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for undergraduate courses in Kerala on Thursday due to excessive rainfall in the state, according to officials.

05 Aug 2022


UP: Rape survivor's son helps nab accused after 27 years

A rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur has finally received justice, owing to the efforts of her son, who was born as a result of the rape.

31 Jul 2022

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: 8-year-old boy shows monkeypox symptoms, hospitalized

Tensions rose in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Saturday after a suspected monkeypox case was reported.

25 Jul 2022


Droupadi Murmu takes oath as 15th president of India

Droupadi Murmu was sworn in as the 15th President of India by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Monday.

24 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Monsoon fury: IMD issues red, orange alerts in several states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recently issued a red alert for Telangana till Monday.

21 Jul 2022


Meet Droupadi Murmu, India's 15th President

Droupadi Murmu was on Thursday elected as the 15th President of India by defeating the Opposition's joint candidate, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha with a huge margin.

16 Jul 2022


Monsoon mayhem: Heavy rains, floods wreck Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

Heavy downpour across India has led to the monsoon wreaking havoc in multiple states.

01 Jul 2022


Odisha: Full Jagannath Rath Yatra opens today after two years

As the nine-day annual Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on Friday, the enthusiasm among the devotees in Odisha's Puri is palpable.

29 Jun 2022


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.

22 Jun 2022


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.

21 Jun 2022

Bengali Cinema

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).

10 Jun 2022


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

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.

03 Jun 2022

Yogi Adityanath

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.

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