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03 Aug 2018


Odisha govt to provide skills training to surrendered Maoists

The Odisha government has decided to relax the educational requirement for former Maoists to facilitate their skill development training in state-run centers in Left Wing Extremist-affected districts.

02 Aug 2018


Supersonic interceptor missile successfully test-fired off Odisha coast

India today successfully test-fired an indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from a test range off the Odisha coast to validate "some improved features", defense sources said.

31 Jul 2018


Odisha: Man arrested for killing couple, raping their daughter

A man, who had allegedly killed a woman and raped her daughter in Odisha's Bhadrak district, was arrested and today he confessed to murdering the girl's father as well, police said.

29 Jul 2018

Biju Janata Dal

Biju Janata Dal govt in Odisha is 'lollipop' govt: BJP

BJP today termed the Biju Janata Dal government in Odisha as "lollipop government" which, instead of providing jobs to the youths, was giving them "lollipop" under Biju Yuva Bahini programme.

28 Jul 2018


Two sisters killed in wall collapse in Odisha's Rourkela

Two sisters were killed and another member of their family was injured when a wall of their home in a slum in Odisha's Rourkela collapsed this morning.

22 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Odisha Police launches drive to bust pangolin smuggling racket

With the help of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), a special unit of the Odisha Police has launched a drive to bust an international syndicate that peddles "endangered" pangolin, one of the world's most illegally traded mammals, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma said.

21 Jul 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Man wanted in 2014 murder-case caught by Himachal Pradesh Police

The Himachal Pradesh Police today claimed to have caught a man, who was a proclaimed offender in a murder case registered four years ago in Odisha.

18 Jul 2018


Odisha: Four arrested for looting money using fake Facebook account

Four persons were arrested for allegedly looting Rs. 6L from businessman Bikash Agrawal (32) of Odisha's Naupada district.

15 Jul 2018


Odisha: Jagannath temple sans deities waits for state govt's attention

Even as Rath Yatra was celebrated with fervor in Puri, a small town Marada in Odisha's Ganjam district, which houses a 300-year-old Jagannath temple, spent a quiet day with no chariots rolling out of the shrine.

Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik to inaugurate bridge in Maoist-hit area

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to inaugurate 910-meter-long Gurupriya bridge in Malkangiri on July 18, connecting the "cut-off areas" of the Maoist-hit district with the mainland, a government official said.

10 Jul 2018

Plastic Ban

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.

10 Jul 2018


ECoR's special-drive to keep Puri station clean during Rath Yatra

The East Coast Railway will launch a special drive to keep the Puri railway station in Odisha clean during the Rath Yatra, an official said.

09 Jul 2018


Odisha: Man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Jajpur

A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl at a village in Odisha's Jajpur district.

08 Jul 2018

Naveen Patnaik

All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities: CM-Patnaik

All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities by this year end as part of the state government's commitment to improving the criminal justice system, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

07 Jul 2018

Indian Railways

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.

06 Jul 2018

Indian Railways

East Coast Railway's tremendous feat: 6 subways built in 5hrs

The East Coast Railway has created a record of sorts by building six limited-height subways (LHS) in less than 5hrs, according to Divisional Railway Manager of Sambalpur in Odisha.

02 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Godown-owner strips minor, thrashes him suspecting theft; one arrested

A shocking and inhumane incident was reported from Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad. A 14-year-old boy was allegedly stripped naked, hung upside down and thrashed mercilessly by godown owner on suspicion of stealing steel pipes.

25 Jun 2018


Bridegroom takes 1,001 saplings as 'dowry' in Odisha

A 33-year-old school teacher refused dowry and instead received 1,001 saplings as the wedding gift with the brides' parents agreeing to the unusual pre-condition set by him in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

24 Jun 2018


Odisha: Woman buries new-born baby in cow-dung, claims was stillborn

In a shocking incident, an Odisha woman allegedly buried her newborn baby in cow dung pit on Wednesday.

23 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Royal-Bengal tiger from Kanha doing well in Odisha forest: Minister

A male Royal Bengal Tiger, which was translocated from Madhya Pradesh's Kanha Tiger Reserve to Odisha's Satkosia in Angul district, was doing well, said Odisha's Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray.

21 Jun 2018


Odisha: Maoists kill man suspecting him to be a police-informer

A group of around 20 Maoists gunned down a tribal man, Ganga Madkami (30), in Kalimela area of Malkangiri district in Odisha suspecting him to be a police informer.

17 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

To remind PM Modi of promises, Odisha man walks 1350km

In a bid to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his promise of building a super-speciality hospital in Rourkela, an Odisha man started a journey on foot to Delhi.

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.

09 Jun 2018


Lightning kills 18 in Bihar, UP and Odisha

Even as torrential rains continue to pound the Konkan belt, a variety of weather conditions was witnessed in different states yesterday.

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.

05 Jun 2018

World Environment Day

Sand artist creates big sand turtle on World Environment Day

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a huge sand turtle at Odisha's Puri beach on the occasion of World Environment Day today with a message to curb plastic pollution.

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.

27 May 2018

Virat Kohli

Modi lauds Odisha tea-seller who is educating 70 slum children

A tea-seller in Odisha, DP Rao, was lauded by PM Narendra Modi on his 44th Mann Ki Baat today for being "an inspiration to our society and the whole country."

23 May 2018


Heavy rains lash Odisha, roads blocked and trains canceled

Heavy rains coupled with thunderstorm today affected road traffic and train services in Odisha.

19 May 2018

Narendra Modi

#4YearsOfModiGovt: PM to visit Odisha on the occasion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on May 26 and address a public meeting at Cuttack, BJP state president Basant Panda said today.

15 May 2018


Odisha man murders widowed-daughter, grandchildren over her husband's insurance-money

Before Biswambar, a native of Odisha's Jagatsinghpur, was killed in a road accident last month, he would never have thought his insurance money would end up being the cause of his entire family being murdered.

12 May 2018


Odisha: Police inspector suspended for brutally thrashing 75-year-old woman

The inspector-in-charge (IIC) of a police station in Odisha's Puri district was placed under suspension for allegedly thrashing an elderly woman.

29 Apr 2018


Draft RTI rules, affecting millions annually, still hang in uncertainty

Nearly a year after the government came out with the draft RTI Rules 2017, they still lay in the backburner, with no progress in sight towards their approval.

28 Apr 2018

Biju Janata Dal

86 Odisha children adopted by foreign parents in 3 years

At least 86 children from Odisha have been adopted by foreign parents in three years from 2015, a state minister said.

26 Apr 2018

West Bengal

UGC issues list of 24 'fake universities': Details here

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a list of 24 'fake universities' which are no longer allowed to confer degrees. Seven of these are in the national capital.

26 Apr 2018


Odisha: Lecturer arrested for sending parcel bomb as wedding gift

An English lecturer of a private college in Odisha was arrested on Wednesday for killing a newly-wed software engineer, his great-aunt and grievously injuring his wife.

23 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Odisha: 6-year-old girl, who went to buy biscuits, raped

In yet another shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was raped, strangled and left to die in a village school campus of Cuttack district, Odisha, on Saturday.

23 Apr 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Odisha: Congress will bounce back to power, says Jitendra Singh

Senior Congress leader Jitendra Singh has claimed that the party will bounce back to power in Odisha in the next Assembly polls, due in 2019.

19 Apr 2018

West Bengal

BJP has highest MPs, MLAs who committed 'crimes against women'

At least 48 MPs and MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women, with BJP having the highest number of such politicians at 12, said the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

19 Apr 2018


'Bar busting' ex-Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik forays into politics

Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.

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