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BJP gives tough fight to BJD in Odisha panchayat polls
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The BJP won 60 out of 150 seats that went to the polls on Tuesday.

Odisha: Most development initiatives in Maoist-hit areas failed
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

A final report of the same audit is likely to be placed in the Budget session of the Odisha Assembly starting next week.

BJP continues good show in Odisha panchayat polls
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

In tribal-dominated Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj and Malkangiri districts particularly, BJP almost swept the polls.

8 visually challenged candidates clear Odisha civil service exam
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

In July 2015, OPSC issued an advertisement for the examination without any reservation for people with disabilities.

Odisha Panchayat Elections 2017: It’s heads for BJP, tails for Congress and a reality check for Naveen Patnaik govt
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Odisha Panchayat polls 2017: With the Congress pushed to third position in the state and the ruling Biju Janata Dal leaders grudgingly admiring the rise of BJP as an alternative, suddenly everyone is taking note of the rise of BJP.

Panchayat Polls: 73% turnout in phase-II, PM Modi thanks Odisha for backing BJP
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

In the second phase of the polling on Wednesday, BJP was ahead in 65 of 173 zilla parishad seats that went to polls.

Proposal for sexual abuse trials in Odisha: Minor victims to be put in separate court rooms
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Though the POCSO Act was passed in 2012, it was not until October last year when the Odisha government designated separate courts for trial of the cases as mandated by the Act.

8 cops killed in Odisha landmine blast
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

On Wednesday, seven personnel of OSAP were killed when the minibus they were travelling in was flung off the road after a landmine.

Six Odisha Police personnel killed in Maoist landmine blast
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The explosion took place near Mungarbhumi on Sunki ghat, barely one km from Andhra Pradesh border.

Rourkela: Superfast express engine uncouples from bogies, travels for 2 km
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Railway officials said the engine got uncoupled with the rest of the bogies around 3 pm near Birajapalli, about 10-15 minutes after leaving Rourkela railway station.

Hirakhand express: Accident MHA asks NIA to probe sabotage angle
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

With possible sabotage being suspected in the derailment of the Hirakhand Express, the MHA has asked the NIA to see if the derailment was indeed a case of sabotage.

Hirakhand mishap claims seven members of Bihar family
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Like several train mishap victims, the family could not collect their belongings from the accident spot and were wearing the blood-stained clothes when they arrived at the cremation site bare-feet.

Hirakhand express derailment: After the crash, search for loved ones
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

The Bhubaneswar-bound Hirakhand Express that derailed in Vizianagaram district last night, claimed 39 lives.

Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment: Third train accident in 2 months, 40 killed in Andhra
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

This was the third major derailment in a little over two months. On November 10 last year, 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed at Pukhrayan, 60 km from Kanpur, resulting in at least 150 deaths.

Telangana rapes: 3 girls travel 1,200 km for justice, find trial put off
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The three arrived in Karimnagar on Friday for cross-examination. They had left Odisha Tuesday to attend the court proceedings along with their parents.

Odisha girl who was set afire for protesting eve-teasing dies in hospital
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The Sundargarh district administration provided a vehicle and Rs 2,000 to the family members of the deceased to shift the body from the hospital to the village.

Raids on gas agencies in Odisha: Case filed against Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s brother
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The raids started Monday evening and continued till late.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik says Centre ‘neglecting’ state, minister brother’s gas agency raided
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Patnaik’s comments came two days after the CBI raided premises of two lawmakers of his party in connection with the Seashore chit fund scam.

Poll officials say Maoists had abducted them in Odisha
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

The two, Praveen Soren and Kaminikant Si, told the police that Maoists had forced them to attend their praja court.

Amid rumour of Maoist abduction, poll officials return to base in Odisha
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The five officials were sent to Malkangiri’s cut-off area on January 11 for collecting nomination papers from candidates for the panchayat polls, to be held next month.

Odisha engineering student electrocuted while talking selfie atop train
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Patra immediately died while his friend Lokesh Das sustained injuries during the incident. Das has been admitted to a hospital.

Odisha: Maoists abduct 4 poll officials in Malkangiri
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The Maoists also ordered that all developmental works underway in blocks and panchayats be stopped.

Chit fund scam: CBI raids homes, offices of two BJD leaders
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The CBI also searched the houses of hotel owner Kamalakanta Das, some Seashore Group employees and that of a councillor of Choudwar Municipality.

Odisha villagers punish teacher for ‘harassing’ student
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The assistant teacher at a school in Chhendipada block and was forced to prostrate in presence of the villagers on Thursday.

Advertisement with Narendra Modi photo violates model code: BJD
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The BJD also objected to the publication of advertisements on Ujjwal Yojana and Swachch Bharat programmes despite strictures.

Odisha: ‘When will a good road be built to my college so that there can be more buses?
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Kanchan Harijan: Wants to do PG in Economics, return to her village in Odisha to teach

Odisha stevedoring magnate back in jail after treatment
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Police officials said a doctor was called into jail and after he complained of severe sickness.

Under murder scanner, man who wanted a monopoly in Paradip port
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Mahimananda Mishra, arrested for murder of business rival, controlled stevedoring operations until he lost key contracts.

Odisha stevedoring tycoon held in Bangkok
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Wanted by police for murder of rival company executive

Eight get life term for chopping hands
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

The Supreme Court had expressed shock over the incident in 2014.

Odisha: Opposition seeks CM Naveen Patnaik’s apology over ‘insult to women’
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Some women who wore black saris were denied entry by the police at Mangaspur.

Odisha police seize unaccounted money worth Rs 1.42 crore from liquor trader, 8 held
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Sambalpur Superintendent of Police, Akhileswar Singh, said two men in a car were speeding down to Dhanupali from Sambalpur town when the local police stopped them at a check-point.

Make in Odisha: Over 80 companies promise to invest Rs 2.03 lakh crore
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the proposed investments have the potential to generate 140,000 jobs for the people of the state.

Four-year-old mauled to death by dogs in Puri
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Kanha was declared brought dead at the Puri headquarters hospital.

People may voluntarily agree on withdrawal caps: SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

SBI with BSNL is developing a mobile app for feature phone users through which they can do small transactions, Bhattacharya said.

Naveen Patnaik may join panel of CMs on cash scrap
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The sources said Jaitley’s offer would help Naveen politically as it would give him a better chance to fulfil his demands on women SHGs, considered an important vote bank for the BJD.