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16 Apr 2018

Indian Railways

Run over by train, four elephants including a calf, die

In Odisha's Jharsuguda district, four elephants including a calf died after being hit by Bokaro-Allepy Express, between 3:30 AM and 4:00 AM on Monday.

08 Apr 2018

Indian Railways

Odisha: Passengers scream for help as engine-less train rolls-backwards 10km

In a strangely horrifying incident, 22 coaches of the Ahmedabad-Puri Express rolled backwards without an engine for 10kms in Odisha before it could be stopped.

01 Apr 2018


Odisha: Infant snatched by monkey dies, found in well

In a shocking incident, a 16-day-old baby who was snatched by a monkey, in Talabasta village in Odisha, has died.

30 Mar 2018


Rahul Gandhi revamps Congress: Appoints young leaders for key posts

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is delivering on his promise of re-building the Indian National Congress with "talented youngsters."

30 Mar 2018

Hindustan Times

Odisha doctor crosses hill, river to assist woman in labor

At a time when healthcare giants are infamous for fleecing patients and organizational apathy, tales of selfless individual efforts rekindle hope.

'AIIMS Bhubaneswar not equipped to care for conjoined twins'

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has issued a notice to the Union health secretary and director of AIIMS-Delhi over a petition that seeks to prevent the shifting of the conjoined twins from Odisha, who were separated after a surgery, from the institute to its Bhubaneswar branch.

22 Mar 2018

Nokia 3310

Didn't make the Nokia 5233 phone that exploded: HMD Global

Nokia's parent company HMD Global has said that the Nokia 5233 phone that recently exploded in Odisha wasn't manufactured by it.

20 Mar 2018

Indian Air Force

IAF trainer jet crashes in Odisha, pilot injured

An Indian Air Force aircraft crashed today in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, just a month after two pilots were killed in a microlight aircraft crash in Assam.

19 Mar 2018

Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah to visit Odisha in April

BJP national president Amit Shah will visit Odisha in April, a party leader said.

18 Mar 2018

Health & Wellness

'Hungama to End TB' campaign launched in Odisha's Berhampur

A door-to-door survey titled 'Hungama to End TB' was launched in the slums of Odisha to identify people suffering from tuberculosis.

18 Mar 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

President Kovind visits Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday paid obeisance to the deities at Shree Jagannath Temple here and sought blessings amid tight security.

15 Mar 2018

Naveen Patnaik

Odisha BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra arrested for attacking vehicle

Senior BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra from Odisha and his associate were arrested on Thursday in connection with last month's attack on the vehicle of a state minister's brother in Bargarh district in which a man died, the police said.

09 Mar 2018

Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha elections: BJD fields three candidates from Odisha

BJD candidates Prashanta Nanda, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, and Achyuta Samanta on Friday filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from Odisha.

07 Mar 2018

Naveen Patnaik

Happy Nari: Bhubaneswar railway station gets sanitary napkin vending machine

An automatic sanitary napkin vending machine has been installed on Monday at Odisha's Bhubaneswar railway station by the East Coast Railway Women's Welfare Organization, an official said.

06 Mar 2018


Odisha: Groom misbehaves with bride's family; woman cancels marriage

A woman in Odisha's Rourkela town has canceled her marriage and lodged a complaint against the bridegroom accusing him of misbehaving with her family in an inebriated state, police said.

25 Feb 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

President Kovind to inaugurate museum dedicated to Biju Patnaik

President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a museum dedicated to former Odisha chief minister, Biju Patnaik next month.

24 Feb 2018


Odisha: Newlywed groom killed, bride critical after 'wedding gift' explodes

In a tragic incident, a newlywed groom was killed and his wife critically injured in Odisha's Balangir district when a 'wedding gift' exploded.

23 Feb 2018

Biju Janata Dal

Odisha minister's kin, three others injured in attack

In an attack by a group of unidentified miscreants in Banabira area, near bypoll-bound Bijepur Assembly constituency, Odisha Labor Minister Susanta Singh's brother and three others were injured on Friday, police said.

23 Feb 2018


Ancient tools, weapons unearthed in Odisha's Bargarh district

A recent archaeological excavation carried out by the Sambalpur University in Odisha's Bargarh district has unearthed stone tools, weapons, and artefacts made by early humans, centuries ago, said a senior professor of the institute.

28 Jan 2018


Asia, Africa, Japan and Russia: Meet the bizarrely-named Kumar brothers

What's in a name, wondered Shakespeare hundreds of years ago. A lot, these six brothers from Odisha will tell you.

25 Jan 2018

Lok Sabha

Odisha-CM Naveen Patnaik suspends MP Baijayant Panda for anti-party activities

Inter-party schisms have now hit Odisha's Biju Janata Dal (BJD). CM Naveen Patnaik has suspended Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda for anti-party activities and 'monopolistic utilization' of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MPLAD) funds.

21 Jan 2018

IndusInd Bank

Odisha police freeze bank accounts of rich Odisha MLA

Police in Keonjhar district, Odisha, have frozen the bank accounts of Sanatan Mahakud, one of the richest MLAs in Odisha.

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.

06 Dec 2017

Sexual Harassment

Odisha: Several youths arrested for molesting student, filming incident

In a shocking case, the video of a group of youths harassing and molesting a girl in college uniform in broad daylight in Odisha has gone viral.

14 Nov 2017

West Bengal

Rosogolla officially belongs to WB, but what does it mean?

Two-and-a-half-years after starting its battle, West Bengal has emerged the winner in the 'who owns rosogolla?' question.

20 Oct 2017


Odisha: Headmaster impregnates student; villagers demand feast from victim's family

The stories surrounding rape are as bizarre as the act is commonplace in India.

18 Oct 2017


Odisha: 6 killed in Balasore's illegal firecracker factory explosion

In a tragic incident on the Diwali eve, six persons have been killed while six others were gravely injured in a massive explosion at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit in a village in Odisha's Balasore district.

10 Oct 2017

West Bengal

Heavy rainfall expected in Bihar, Odisha in coming days

As West Bengal battles heavy rainfall amid a deep depression, the IMD has issued severe weather alert for neighboring states including Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand.

Odisha BJD MLA arrested in Rs. 500cr Seashore scam

Odisha BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal has been arrested by CBI in the Rs. 500cr Seashore Group chit fund scam.

11 Sep 2017

Tata Trusts

Tata Trusts plans to invest Rs. 500cr to elevate tribals

Tata Trusts, the philanthropic arm of Tata group, will spend over Rs. 500 crore for the betterment of tribals in four states over the next five years.

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.

02 Sep 2017

Naveen Patnaik

Exempt GST from handloom and handicraft products, urges Odisha CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that handloom and handicraft products of the state should be exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

30 Aug 2017

West Bengal

Centre issues flood alert for 12 states: Find out which

Six states are already reeling under floods. Now the government has warned that 12 others might witness floods due to "extreme to very heavy rainfall".

20 Jun 2017


CBSE re-evaluation: Students demand answer sheets, extension of deadline

CBSE Class XII students are outraged after it emerged that there were gaps of 400% in original and corrected scores after re-evaluation of answer sheets.

18 Jun 2017


Errors In CBSE Class 12 results, discrepancies abound

The re-evaluation of CBSE scores has highlighted huge discrepancies in original and corrected scores. In certain cases, whopping gaps of up to 400% was recorded.

02 Jun 2017

Biju Janata Dal

2019 Odisha elections: Can the Modi wave knock BJD out?

For the past two decades, Odisha politics has been dominated by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), with the Patnaiks at the helm.

24 May 2017


100 students from Odisha offered fake jobs

Over 100 students from SOA University in Odisha were defrauded in their campus placements, after the companies that apparently hired them said they were not part of campus recruitment at the university.

22 May 2017


Odisha teen generates power from scrapped Rs. 500 notes

A teenager in Odisha has managed to produce electricity using the scrapped Rs. 500 notes after demonetization.

25 Oct 2016

Andhra Pradesh

24 Maoists killed in an encounter at Andhra-Odisha Border

24 Maoists were killed at a major encounter in Odisha near the border of Andhra Pradesh on 24th October.

10 Sep 2016

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh CM to launch Rs.10 thali for the poor

Following Jayalithaa and Navin Patnaik's footsteps, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is planning to launch a subsidized meal program for the poor, comprising of a 'filling' thali for Rs.10.

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