Odisha: News

03 Apr 2024


Chhattisgarh: 13 Maoists neutralized in combing operation ahead of polls 

Security forces in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh neutralized at least 13 Maoists in one of the biggest security operations in recent years.

26 Mar 2024

Adani Ports

Adani Ports acquires Odisha's Gopalpur Port for Rs. 3,080 crore

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has successfully procured a 95% stake in Odisha's Gopalpur Port.

22 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

2024 elections: No BJP-BJD alliance in Odisha

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its decision to contest independently the upcoming Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections.

08 Mar 2024

Maha Shivratri

Places to witness the majesty of Mahashivratri

Maha Shivratri, a great night dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an auspicious occasion celebrated with fervor and devotion across the Indian subcontinent.

07 Mar 2024

Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik's BJD, BJP hint at alliance after 15 years

Odisha's Biju Janata Dal (BJD), led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, is considering reestablishing ties with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections.

03 Mar 2024

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Andhra trains collided as driver watched cricket on phone: Minister

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Saturday that the driver and assistant driver of one of the two trains involved in a fatal collision in Andhra Pradesh last year were watching a cricket match on their phone during the accident, PTI reported.

Odisha: Alleging a nexus, Congress organizes 'wedding' between BJP, BJD

The Odisha Congress staged a mock wedding between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Bhubaneswar.

21 Jan 2024


Temple tales: 5 bizarre places of worship in India

India, a land rich in cultural and religious diversity, is home to a multitude of temples, each with its unique charm and significance.

10 Jan 2024


From red ant chutney to khaje, exploring the GI-tagged delicacies

Odisha's red ant chutney also known as kai chutney, made with red weaver ants, was recently awarded a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

10 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Indian islands and beaches besides Lakshadweep that need your attention

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and the controversy it sparked in the Maldives, Lakshadweep is getting more attention. Indians are supporting the Union territory by boycotting travel to the Maldives to show solidarity.

08 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Stunning rainforests in India that you shouldn't miss

Tucked away among the varied motifs of India's topography, rainforests serve as vivid verdant havens, alive with life and resonating with the melodies of the natural world.

01 Jan 2024

Jagannath Temple

Mandatory dress code implemented at Puri's Jagannath Temple: What's banned

The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, on Monday implemented a strict dress code for devotees entering the 12th-century shrine.

BJP, BJD spar over YouTuber Kamiya Jani's Jagannath Temple visit

A major controversy has erupted over social media influencer and Curly Tales founder Kamiya Jani's visit to the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.

18 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

2023 election recap: BJP gets lift, Congress faces reality check

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has registered an impressive win in three states in the last leg of this year's assembly elections.

Geo-surveillance, managers questioned: Raids continue at Dhiraj Sahu's Jharkhand home

The Income Tax Department's marathon raids at Congress MP Dhiraj Sahu's residence in Jharkhand continued on Wednesday.

'Rs. 300cr and counting': Cash-counting at Congress MP-linked distillery expedited

The Income Tax Department has reportedly deployed additional manpower and machines to expedite the counting of cash seized during its raids on properties of an Odisha-based distillery group.

09 Dec 2023

Congress Party

I-T Department's Rs. 290cr 'biggest cash-recovery' linked to Congress MP

At least Rs. 290 crore in cash has reportedly been recovered by the Income Tax Department from premises linked to the Congress's Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu in Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.

Odisha: Rs. 100 crore recovered from almirahs of Congress MP

The Income Tax Department, on Friday, seized over Rs. 100 crore in cash from locations connected to Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu in Odisha.

Over Rs. 150cr recovered during raid at liquor manufacturing company

Income Tax (IT) Department officials conducted raids at multiple locations linked to Boudh Distilleries Private Limited (BDPL) on Wednesday and recovered significant amounts of cash in the last two days.

04 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: Heavy rain floods runway at Chennai airport

Ahead of Cyclone Michaung's expected landfall on Tuesday, heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu and flooded the Chennai International Airport on Monday.

Cyclone Michaung intensifies; high alert in Andhra, Tamil Nadu

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued heavy rainfall alerts for Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha as Cyclone Michaung intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the Southwest Bay of Bengal on Monday.

Cyclone Midhili likely to make landfall in Bangladesh on Saturday

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Thursday, warned of an upcoming cyclone that could impact India.

Threat of 2 cyclones looms over Bay of Bengal: IMD 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that two low-pressure systems in the Bay of Bengal could potentially escalate into cyclones.

Cyclone Hamoon intensifies, heavy rainfall alert in several states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that Cyclone Hamoon has intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the northwest Bay of Bengal.

06 Oct 2023

West Bengal

Odisha: Over 2,800 cases, 8 deaths from Scrub Typhus

At least eight people have died due to Scrub Typhus in Odisha, the state's health director said.

26 Sep 2023


Exploring Eastern Indian embroidery: From 'kantha' to 'pipli applique' 

Eastern India is home to a wealth of fine needlework techniques and is known for its rich cultural heritage.

19 Sep 2023


Shop the pride of Odisha: Must-buy GI tagged products

When it comes to the shopping scene in Odisha, there's a lot you can get your hands on as souvenirs.

12 Sep 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Over 20 dead, schools shut as rains batter Uttar Pradesh

At least 21 people died in the last 24 hours as heavy rainfall lashed Uttar Pradesh, causing waterlogging and disrupting daily life, reported The Times of India.

25 Aug 2023

Travel And Tourism

Rural Tourism: Must-visit rural gems in India

Had enough of the common tourist destinations and desire the calmness of villages? Look no further, because we have curated a list of the most serene and stunning villages across India.

08 Aug 2023


How Odisha Police busted Rs. 1,000 crore cryptocurrency scam

The Odisha Police has reportedly busted a cryptocurrency investment scam worth Rs. 1,000 crore and arrested two suspects, including the head of Solar Techno Alliance (STA) Crypto Token, Gurtej Singh Sidhu.

Heavy rainfall predicted in Uttarakhand, UP; light showers in Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall across Uttarakhand, northern Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and parts of Northeast India for the next four-five days.

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.

Weather update: IMD predicts heavy rainfall over western Odisha today

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall on Thursday in different parts of Odisha.

High alert in 6 states amid heavy rainfall forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in six states and a union territory till Wednesday.

17 Jul 2023

Central Government

7th Pay Commission: Centre may hike Dearness Allowance by 4%

The central government is evaluating the possibility of increasing the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees by four percent after several states recently hiked their DA for state government employees, according to the news outlet News 18.

Odisha train accident: CBI arrests 3 railway employees

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested three Indian Railways employees on Friday in connection with the Balasore triple-train accident in Odisha that left nearly 300 people dead.

04 Jul 2023


Odisha train tragedy: Wrong signaling led to collision, says report

The inquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has found wrong signaling and human errors as reasons for the triple train accident in Odisha's Balasore, which killed at least 293 people last month, reported The Indian Express.

01 Jul 2023

Indian Railways

Faults at various levels caused Balasore train tragedy: CRS report

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), investigating the catastrophic triple train accident in Odisha's Balasore, reportedly submitted a report to the Railway Board on Thursday that highlighted faults of the Operations (Traffic) Signaling and Telecommunication (S&T) departments.

23 Jun 2023


Weeks after Balasore train crash, Railways transfers 5 top officials

Around three weeks after the triple train crash in Odisha's Balasore district, five top officials of the South Eastern Railway (SER) have been transferred.

20 Jun 2023


Mangoes worth Rs. 2.5 lakh/kg stolen in Odisha

Mangoes worth Rs. 2.5 lakh/kg in the global market were stolen from a farm in the Nuapada district of Odisha, a day after the farm's owner shared their picture on social media, reported India Today.

20 Jun 2023


Jagannath Rath Yatra: History, significance, and celebrations

The most anticipated Hindu festival in Odisha, Jagannath Rath Yatra is being celebrated on June 20 this year.

19 Jun 2023

Indian Railways

Odisha crash: Know about Railways' Rs. 370 crore 'deep-screen' plan

The Indian Railways has reportedly decided to spend Rs. 370 crore to "deep-screen" all tracks in the South Eastern Railway, the zone where the horrifying triple-train accident occurred in Odisha earlier this month.

13 Jun 2023

Tata Steel

Odisha: Blast at Tata Steel plant injures 19

At least 19 people were injured after an explosion occurred at a blast furnace of Tata Steel's plant in Meramandali village of Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Tuesday, reported MoneyControl.

12 Jun 2023

Indian Railways

Human errors caused 192 train accidents in India since 2017

Human error by the railway staff and general public reportedly caused over 192 train accidents in India between 2017 and 2022, data by the Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) revealed, per News18.

11 Jun 2023


How victims of Odisha train accident were identified using AI 

The triple train tragedy in Odisha's Balasore threw multiple challenges for the authorities, and the biggest one was the identification of scores of bodies.

09 Jun 2023


Odisha train tragedy: School-turned-morgue demolished after corpses terrify students

The Bahanaga Nodal High School in Balasore, which was turned into a temporary morgue for the Odisha train accident victims, has been demolished, News18 reported.

07 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident could be result of human error: Report

The Odisha triple train accident, which killed at least 288 people and injured over 900, might be the result of "human error," Railways officials told News18.

07 Jun 2023

Train Accident

51 hours, 2,300 personnel: All about Balasore accident rescue

The triple train crash near Odisha's Balasore, which claimed the lives of 288 people and injured over 900 others, saw more than 2,300 personnel carry out an arduous rescue operation lasting for 51 hours.

CBI takes over Odisha train tragedy probe on Centre's request 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday took over the investigation into the Odisha triple train crash, which killed around 278 people and injured over 900.