Odisha: News | Page 1

21 Apr 2022


Top 5 wedding destinations in east India

Wondering where to host your destination wedding?

09 Apr 2022

Lord Shiva

Ashoka Ashtami 2022: History, rituals and more

Ashoka Ashtami is an auspicious festival among the Hindu community that is widely celebrated in Odisha and other Eastern and Southern regions of India.

30 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 offbeat tourist destinations in Odisha

Located in the Eastern part of India and serving as Bhubaneswar's capital, Odisha is well-known for its ancient temples, beautiful forts, sun-kissed beaches, and fascinating tribal culture.

12 Mar 2022


Odisha: BJD MLA rams car into crowd, over 20 injured

At least 24 people, including seven policemen, were injured after a BJD MLA's vehicle allegedly ran over them in Odisha on Saturday.

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.

23 Dec 2021

Travel And Tourism

5 foods to try when in Odisha

Odisha is well-known for its fascinating culture, scenic beauty, and amazing architecture.

04 Dec 2021

Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Jawad: 1 dead in Andhra Pradesh; evacuations underway

A 17-year-old girl died after a tree uprooted and fell on her in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as cyclonic storm Jawad (pronounced Jowad) began its impact in the area.

02 Dec 2021

West Bengal

Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

07 Nov 2021


Odia filmmaker Ghanashyam Mohapatra to be honored with Jaydev Award

Veteran filmmaker Ghanashyam Mohapatra will be honored with the prestigious Jaydev Award for the year 2019 for his lifetime contribution to the Odia film industry.

28 Sep 2021


Huge blast at Balanga Police Station in Puri, no casualty

A massive explosion inside the Balanga Police Station in Odisha's Puri district last night damaged the building severely, the police said on Tuesday.

27 Sep 2021


Odisha: School teacher suspended for submitting fake certificates for job

A government school teacher in Odisha's Jajpur district has been suspended for allegedly submitting fake certificates to get the job over two decades ago, an official said.

26 Sep 2021

Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Gulab: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on alert ahead of landfall

The states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are on alert as the cyclonic storm "Gulab" is expected to cross the eastern Indian coast by Sunday evening.

25 Sep 2021

Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone warning issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh as depression intensifies

A depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression, with the IMD on Saturday noting that the weather system may further concentrate into a cyclonic storm and move toward Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

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 Sep 2021


Rain batters Odisha as Bhubaneswar, Puri receive record rainfall

Odisha capital Bhubaneswar received 195 mm rainfall in 24 hours, breaking a 63-year-old record, as rain clobbered large parts of the state and prompted authorities to issue a flood alert, officials said on Monday.

11 Sep 2021


Odisha: Man held for masquerading as doctor and running clinic

A 45-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating as a doctor and running a clinic for the last three years in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Saturday.

10 Sep 2021

Mission Shakti

Hill brooms made by Ganjam jail inmates will reach markets

Hill brooms made by the inmates of a prison in Odisha's Ganjam district will soon be available in the market, officials said on Friday.

07 Sep 2021


Odisha headmaster arrests dropout rate with unique teaching style

Four years ago, an upper primary school in Odisha's Ganjam district lacked basic infrastructure and students skipped their lessons every other day.

26 Aug 2021


Police personnel cremate monkey as per Hindu rituals

A dead monkey was cremated as per Hindu rituals by personnel of a police station in Odisha's Jajpur district.

19 Aug 2021


Odisha: Ruins of ancient temple found in Bhargavi river bed

A heritage research group team on Thursday claimed that it had stumbled upon the possible ruins of an ancient temple of 13-14th century Common Era in Odisha's Puri district.

16 Aug 2021


Non-Puri residents allowed to cremate bodies at 'Swargadwar' crematorium

The Puri district administration on Monday allowed people from outside Puri to cremate the mortal remains of their near and dear ones at the Swargadwar crematorium in the sea beach in Puri with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol, officials said.

Odisha: Man balances hockey stick on index finger for hours

Indians are bringing laurels for the country not only from the hockey astroturf but off it too.

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

Durga Puja

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.

10 Aug 2021

Drugs Case

Odisha: Over three quintals of cannabis seized, four persons arrested

Police seized over three quintals of cannabis worth over Rs. 12 lakh and arrested four persons in this connection in Odisha's Kalahandi district, an officer said.

03 Aug 2021


Giant sea waves swallow centuries-old temple in Odisha

The marauding sea that had been eroding the coastline in Odisha's Kendrapara district for decades, devouring one village after another, recently razed to the ground the centuries-old Ma Panchubarahi temple dashing hopes of locals who often offered prayers there seeking respite from the scourge of Mother Nature.

30 Jul 2021


Deaf and mute teacher, students bridge gap with sign language

She is deaf and mute, her students are also in the same boat. But that did not stop their classes as they used sign language to cross the barrier of communication.

30 Jul 2021

Biju Janata Dal

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.

29 Jul 2021


Odisha: House help who fled Delhi with employer's assets arrested

A house help who decamped with her Delhi employer's cash and jewelry worth over Rs. 45 lakh was arrested with the help of technical surveillance of the phones of random people she used on the way to her home in Odisha, police said on Thursday.

19 Jul 2021

Mob Attack

Odisha: 16 arrested for thrashing three members of a family

At least 16 people were arrested in Ganjam district in Odisha on Sunday for allegedly thrashing three members of a family on the suspicion of witchcraft, police said.

12 Jun 2021


Heavy rains to lash western districts of Odisha

After Cyclone Yaas created havoc in coastal districts of Odisha, a low pressure created over northwest Bay of Bengal appeared set to bring heavy rainfall in the western region of the state on Saturday, the Met office said.

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.

09 Jun 2021


Coastal districts of Odisha need disaster-resilient infrastructure: Central team

With Odisha frequently facing natural calamities, an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), which is in the state to make an on-the-spot assessment of damages caused by Cyclone Yaas, said coastal districts require more disaster-resilient infrastructure, official sources said.

07 Jun 2021

West Bengal

Central teams reach Bengal, Odisha to assess cyclone damage

A seven-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), which will assess the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal by visiting affected areas, reached Kolkata on Sunday evening, an official said.

02 Jun 2021


Odisha: Woman's body exhumed after village resident claims murder

The police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a 22-year-old woman in Odisha's Jajpur district after receiving a complaint that she was murdered, an official said.

31 May 2021


Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 to curb COVID-19 spread

The Odisha government on Sunday extended the lockdown till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus.

29 May 2021


National Parks with mangrove cover endured 'negligible damage' from Yaas

The Similipal National Park and the Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) experienced negligible damage due to their dense tree cover as tropical Cyclone Yaas barreled through coastal and Northern Odisha, a forest department official said on Friday.

29 May 2021


Cyclone-induced rain submerges many villages in three Odisha Districts

Several villages in Odisha's Bhadrak and Jajpur districts were on Friday inundated due to flash floods in the river Baitarani and its tributaries, while a swollen river Subarnarekha, triggered by incessant rain under Cyclone Yaas impact, affected three blocks of Balasore District, reports said.

28 May 2021


Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi meets Mamata Banerjee, announces compensation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, where she submitted a preliminary report on the damages caused by the recent Cyclone Yaas.

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