Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has directed the rural development department to begin construction work of at least 200 bridges, including the 145 projects sanctioned under Biju Setu Yojana (BSY), by the end of this fiscal, official sources said. Chief secretary A P Padhi, while reviewing theMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 18:10 IST
Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of sensational Koraput gang-rape case, a group of miscreants allegedly gang-raped a college student in presence of her fiance in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday. Six persons have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the incident.
Published 17-Oct-2017 17:26 IST
Bhubaneswar: A Well Marked Low Pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday raising possibility of rain accompanied by gusty surface wind in several parts of Odisha on Wednesday.
Published 17-Oct-2017 15:58 IST
Bhubaneswar: Odisha district collectors were on Tuesday asked to assess the drought situation as 98 of the state's 314 blocks had a dry spell this monsoon, an official said. In a letter to the collectors, The Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi asked them to ensure that geo-tagged photographs ofMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 15:15 IST
Berhampur : A wild bear was beaten to death by angry locals after the animal mauled to death a villager and injured two others near a forest in Ganjam district, a forest official said.
Published 17-Oct-2017 14:15 IST
Cuttack:The Orissa High Court on Monday decided to close the election petition on the Bijepur Assembly constituency on account of the death of its only respondent. Justice Debapriya Dash, who had reserved his verdict after the completion of hearing on the petition on Friday, pronounced his judgmentMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 22:14 IST
Koraput/Bhubaneswar: Normal life was disrupted across Odisha's Koraput district on Monday due to a shutdown called by the Congress demanding arrest of those involved in the gangrape of a minor girl near Kunduli recently. Shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and offices remained closedMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 17:08 IST
Phulbani: Armed Maoists allegedly abducted a person working as a 'Gaon Sathi' at a village in Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said. The 'Gaon Sathi', Basant Kumar Bhatta was abducted from his house at Durgapanga village in the early hours on Monday, said ChandraMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 16:44 IST
Berhampur: Police on Monday claimed to have averted a clash between two groups in Berhampur town of Ganjam district after arresting 17 of their members. The accused were arrested under provisions of the Arms Act and relevant sections of the IPC related to rioting and criminal intimidation, theMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 16:25 IST
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 72 on Monday and good wishes poured in from all quarters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for his good health. Patnaik celebrated by cutting a cake in the presence of Ministers, several party leaders, officials and well wishers, whoMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 13:23 IST
Bhubaneswar: A BJD MP's praise for Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday triggered a political row and evoked sharp criticism from his party leaders, while BJP said there is truth in his remarks. As leaders of ruling BJD took strong exception to the remarks of Pinaki Mishra, Lok Sabha MP fromMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 22:50 IST
Bhubaneswar: In a unique ritual practiced in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, people roll on top of Cactus thorns and whip themselves in order to get their wishes fulfilled by gods and goddesses.
Published 15-Oct-2017 10:46 IST | Updated 11:14 IST
Jajpur (Odisha): A middle aged man was on Saturday beaten to death by a group of people near Endalo village in Jajpur district, police said. The deceased has been identified as Keshab Malik (45) of Phalapur village, the police said.
Published 14-Oct-2017 21:50 IST
Bhubaneswar: The daughter and brother of late Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra on Saturday formally joined the BJP in presence of senior leaders of the saffron party. Apart from his daughter Upasana and brother Lalitendu, members of Mohapatra's outfit 'Lulu Sena' also became a part ofMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 18:06 IST
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government's Directorate of Treasuries and Inspection and the State Bank of India have signed an MOU for integration of SBI e-Pay with cyber treasury. The MoU is a landmark initiative by the state government to facilitate revenue collection from citizens through digitalMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 14:41 IST
Bhubaneswar: The outlawed CPI (Maoist) has condemned the rape of a minor tribal girl in Koraput district and denied its involvement in the crime. The Andhra-Odisha border special zonal committee spokesperson Jagabandhu in an audio tape last night denounced the act and called for a Koraput bandh onMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 17:22 IST
Bhubaneswar: Seeking protection of dalits in BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the Scheduled Caste cell of the ruling BJD in Odisha on Friday staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhavan here.
Published 13-Oct-2017 22:22 IST
Berhampur: Five more people were arrested on Thursday for their alleged involvement in the murder of a contractor at a hotel in Ganjam district ten days ago, taking the total number of accused held in the case to six. A steel rod used to hit Kuresh Gouda (40), a contractor engaged in constructionMore
Published 13-Oct-2017 15:39 IST | Updated 22:37 IST
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday said it may declare drought in some regions since at least 98 of the state's 314 blocks are experiencing a dry spell due to deficient rainfall during monsoon this year, officials said.
Published 13-Oct-2017 08:34 IST
Cuttack: The Odisha Police on Thursday charge- sheeted jailed RTI activist Jayant Das for allegedly maligning the reputation of Gajapati Maharaja of Puri and making a malicious attempt to outrage religious feelings of the Hindus. The police submitted the final report of the investigation in theMore
Published 13-Oct-2017 07:17 IST

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