05 Mar 2021
Odisha pays tribute to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary
Odisha on Friday paid rich tribute to legendary leader Biju Patnaik as his five-time Chief Minister son Naveen Patnaik called upon people to keep alive the ideologies of "service and self-esteem" followed by the veteran politician all through his life.
16 Feb 2021
Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary
After six elephants died in just 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked the authorities to take immediate measures to stop the fatalities.
06 Jan 2021
Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers
At least four workers at the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha died due to a toxic gas leak, officials said on Wednesday.
06 Jan 2021
Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Fire Park, AgnishamaSeva portal
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated a Fire Park and launched a dynamic online portal, AgnishamaSeva of Odisha Fire Service.
30 Dec 2020
Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84
Legendary Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar late last night, family sources said on Wednesday. He was 84.
05 Sep 2020
Chhattisgarh: 8 dead as bus carrying laborers collides with truck
In a tragic incident, at least eight migrant workers from Odisha were killed in a road accident in Cherikhedi in Chhattisgarh on Saturday morning. Seven others have reportedly been injured in the accident.
28 Aug 2020
Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers
Actor Sonu Sood, who is being the Good Samaritan in these difficult times, has donned that hat again.
26 Aug 2020
HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."
22 Jun 2020
On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"
Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.
19 May 2020
Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan
At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.
09 Apr 2020
Odisha becomes first state to extend lockdown till April 30
While the Centre is yet to decide if the lockdown - implemented to contain the coronavirus transmission - would be extended, the Odisha government has announced that the state would remain under lockdown till April 30.
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Odisha plans India's largest hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients
The Eastern state of Odisha plans to set up two hospitals, dedicated to treating patients of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
27 Dec 2019
BJD not dependent on me: Naveen Patnaik sparks succession talks
He became Odisha's Chief Minister for a fifth consecutive term, made Biju Janata Dal (BJD) a formidable force in the coastal state, and now 74-year-old Naveen Patnaik has sparked conversations about his successor.
20 Dec 2019
NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar
JD(U) boss and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in his state. In fact, he asked why should even the process make an appearance in Bihar.
09 Nov 2019
Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple
A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, gave a unanimous decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday.
17 Sep 2019
In a first, Odisha auto dealer fined Rs. 1 lakh
After the new Motor Vehicles Act was implemented, traffic offenders are penalized on a daily basis.
29 May 2019
Naveen Patnaik takes oath as Odisha CM for fifth time
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) head Naveen Patnaik took oath as Chief Minister of Odisha on Wednesday. This is the fifth time the 72-year-old was sworn-in as the CM of the coastal state.
24 May 2019
After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi
Raj Babbar, who heads Congress in Uttar Pradesh, sent resignation to his boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday, a day after the party was wiped out of the most populous state in Lok Sabha elections.
23 May 2019
#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM
The results of Thursday turned the wheels in Andhra Pradesh as sitting Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu faced an embarrassing defeat.
16 May 2019
#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.
06 May 2019
PM Modi slams Mamata's 'arrogance' during cyclone, she hits back
Replying to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims that she didn't answer his calls after Cyclone Fani, West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday said she is not interested in sharing the stage with "Expiry PM".
05 May 2019
Cyclone Fani: 16 dead, Puri struggles to return on feet
Cyclone Fani, the rare storm which hit Odisha on Friday wreaked havoc in Puri, the home of Lord Jagannath, with residents struggling in the absence of drinking water and food. The death toll due to Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached 16.
02 May 2019
Cyclone Fani 450 km from Odisha, 8 lakh people evacuated
Cyclone Fani, which turned into "extreme severe cyclonic storm", is expected to hit Odisha's coastal areas by Friday. According to a recent tweet of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Fani is about 450 km away from the state.
01 May 2019
Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert
Cyclone Fani has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is inching towards the coast of Odisha, prompting MeT Department to issue a orange warning.
27 Apr 2019
Was doing duty: IAS-officer, who checked Modi's chopper, speaks up
Mohammed Mohsin, the IAS officer who is facing action for allegedly checking PM Narendra Modi's chopper on April 16, said on Friday that he didn't violate any rules and was only following the guidelines of Election Commission.
12 Mar 2019
Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, just like the last Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reports.
04 Mar 2019
Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP
Baijayant Jay Panda, who quit Biju Janata Dal (BJD) last year, joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.
06 Feb 2019
Senior BJD leader Ladu Kishore Swain dies, PM pays respects
Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Lok Sabha member Ladu Kishore Swain died at a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar following prolonged illness, family sources said today.
26 Jan 2019
Welfare of poor, everyone's empowerment has become Odisha's identity: CM
Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha amid tight security today, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asserting that development, welfare of the poor and empowerment of all sections has become the state's identity.
26 Jan 2019
Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri
Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.
05 Jan 2019
Odisha CM announces interest-free loans for women SHGs
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced interest-free loans of up to Rs. 3 lakh for the women self-help groups (WSHGs) in the state.
03 Jan 2019
Nine, including seven children, die as boat capsizes in Odisha
The death toll in the boat capsize incident in the Mahanadi river reached nine today, as eight more bodies were recovered in Odisha's Kendrapara district, officials said.
07 Dec 2018
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks out of Odisha jail after 43 days
Delhi-based defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walked out of an Odisha jail on Thursday after he was arrested for hurting Odia sentiments.
06 Dec 2018
BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha has decided to consult 22 political parties, including Congress and BJP, as part of its effort to build consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill, pending in Parliament.
05 Dec 2018
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra granted bail after Odisha govt drops charges
A day after the Odisha government decided to drop charges against journalist and defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, an Odisha court has granted him bail.
02 Dec 2018
Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital
Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested by Odisha police in October, was moved to Capital Hospital in state capital Bhubaneshwar, a report claimed.
13 Nov 2018
Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passes away at 76
Eminent Odia singer, Chitta Jena passed away at a hospital in Cuttack today, following brief illness.
28 Oct 2018
Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Sunday ordered an inquiry by the crime branch into the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district.
25 Oct 2018
#FreeSpeech: Why should we support Abhijit Iyer-Mitra?
Because jokes and satire offended many in Odisha, defense analyst and writer Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is lodged at Jharpada Jail of the state.
11 Oct 2018
#CycloneTitli: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha hit; trees, poles uprooted, thousands evacuated
Cyclone Titli, the strongest cyclone to have formed over the Bay of Bengal this year, hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning, uprooting trees, poles and displacing thousands.