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Odisha govt negligence responsible for student’s suicide: NHRC
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Rasmita, daughter of Bimsen Sahu of Khurda district’s Bhaliabadi Village, had committed suicide on May 1, 2014 after her Class X result was declared.

Odisha govt takes possession of land encroached by IPS officer’s wife
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

The Puri district administration freed the land encroached by Ranjana Gajbhiye, wife of Odisha-cadre IPS officer Satish Gajbhiye, who was suspended in August.

Tea-seller’s son: It was a 20-sec meeting with PM Modi, but I’m happy
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

At their modest home in Jharigaon, his father Balaram Sahu was unable to contain his happiness.

Paradip Refinery Inaugurated: PM Modi slams culture of delays
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Sharply criticising project delays of the past that lead to huge cost overruns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a new work culture of conceiving and completing projects before time is needed to boost economic growth.

Daughter marries an ‘outsider’, Odisha tribe boycotts minister
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Marndi is a former Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP from Mayurbhanj who joined the BJD in 2014.

66-feet-long dead whale washed ashore on Odisha beach
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

The carcass of the whale was found at Chinchira beach, an unmanned island under Rajnagar block of Kendrapara district on Saturday after which local fishermen thronged to see it.

Leopard skin, parts seized in Odisha
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Forest officials suspect the leopard skins came from Karlapat reserve forest in Kalahandi district.

Govt tests the limits for riverside construction
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Circulates draft notification on river regulation zones with limits for allowing developmental activities

District Zero: Nabarangpur’s health system that’s stretched beyond capacity
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Health centres without doctors, a blood unit running out of supply, and a sub-centre with no power.

District Zero: Christian Hospital, the lone bright spot in Nabarangpur
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Everyday, hundreds of patients head to the 80-bed Christian Hospital, where everything from childbirth to gall bladder laparoscopy and complex gynaecological surgeries are a matter of routine.

District Zero: Branded by quack, 7-day-old hospitalised in Nabarangpur
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Dharani Ranjan Satpathy, the paediatrician of the hospital, told The Indian Express that a quack of the village allegedly branded the child with a hot iron knife on January 26.

Smart Cities list topper: The road ahead for Odisha’s capital
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

At present, Bhubaneswar has a road length of 1,064 km but a majority of the those are narrow with little or no footpath.

Another infant branded with hot iron in Nabarangpur, condition stable
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

"The parents took the infant to the quack after his abdomen swelled. Though he was critical on Thursday, now the infant is stable. The boy is now breastfeeding," said Dr Satpathy.

Odisha ‘terror suspects’ turn out to be Iranian tourists
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Visakhapatnam (Rural) SP Dr Praveen Koya, who interrogated the Iranian nationals along with Odisha Police IG Arun Bothra, said there was nothing suspicious about them.

Public transport high on ‘smart’ Bhubaneswar’s wishlist
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner Dr Krishan Kumar said the first priority of BMC would be to provide reliable and quick transport.

Odisha: In poorest district, infant dies after branding by quack
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Dr Dharani Ranjan Satpathy, paediatrician at the Nabarangpur district headquarters hospital, told The Indian Express that the infant died of septicaemia, or poisoning of the blood, triggered by the scalding of her skin.

Odisha police kill dreaded Maoist Sushil, wife in encounter inside forest
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

The encounter took place between anti-Maoist force special operations and Maoists in forest bordering Angul and Deogarh district, police officials said.

A rice-fortification pilot programme in Odisha district by UN: Iron on my plate
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

UN officials say the programme managed to reduce the prevalence of anaemia by 20 per cent, 6 per cent of it attributable to consumption of fortified rice.

Odisha to start lecture series by experts for educating bureaucracy
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The lecture series titled "Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture series" will kick off from tomorrow with a talk by Nachiket Mor, a member of the central board of the Reserve Bank of India.

For R-Day function, Odisha’s Bonda couple get PM Modi’s invite
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

“Meeting the President and Prime Minister is something we could not have dreamt of. We will use this opportunity to highlight our problems and our suffering due to lack of roads,” said Dhabalu.

AP’s Indira Sagar project: why it annoys the BJD in Odisha
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

From writing umpteen letters to Prime Ministers to appealing in the SC, the BJD is keen to show that it is the only party which is fighting for the state -- so what if its own leaders have little clarity on the issue.

2 BSF men killed in IED blast in Odisha
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

The blast took place on a day CM Naveen Patnaik told senior police officers that resurgence of Maoist violence in four districts was a cause for concern.

Odisha Chit Fund Scam: CBI names Rose Valley chief as main accused, ‘duped people of Rs 17,000 cr’
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

The Rose Valley scam is believed to be much bigger than Saradha scam.

Odisha gets Sam Pitroda to boost its IT, telecom sector
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Odisha government hopes that Pitroda, first chairman of the Telecom Commission, would be able to bring more investments to the state’s struggling IT sector.

Odisha to give risk allowance to only combatant anti-Maoist cops
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

All the members of the 2200-odd force - those in field as well in the SOG training centre in Bhubaneswar- were getting 60 per cent more basic salary as incentive.

Demolition deal in Bhubaneswar: monthly rent now, new homes later
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

BMC officials said most slumdwellers whose homes were demolished will get a house under the Rajiv Awas Yojana; they have to contribute 20 per cent of the building cost.

Tracking letters from Latitude 20°15′
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

Last year, The Indian Express travelled along Latitude 20°15’ to ask four Indians about their aspirations for the year 2015. Twelve months later, an update.

Nabarangpur: Between tradition and trust deficit, a baby is branded
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

As the newborn howled in pain, Kirsani said, Ghasi kept on branding the newborn with hot iron nails, secure in the belief that the infant would soon be on the path of recovery.

Odisha: ‘Maoists’ kill 2, including sarpanch
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

On Friday night, a group of 10 armed rebels came to the house of Jayaram Khara, sarpanch of Badapadar gram panchayat in Kudumulgumma block of Malkangiri, and called him out.

Quack held for branding 26-day-old infant with hot iron nails as cure
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

Nabarangpur District Collector Rashmita Panda told The Indian Express that police have arrested Purusotttam Ghasi, the quack who allegedly branded the infant a fortnight ago at Butipadar village of Papadahandi block.

In Nabarangpur, religious lines blur, Christmas party begins
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Although there are just about 32,000 Christians, most of them Protestants, in the district as per the 2011 Census, in a population of 12 lakh, Christmas in Nabarangpur town is as much a part of the local tradition as Durga Puja.

Odisha doesn’t track juveniles after release: CAG
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

There is no mechanism that can track juveniles after they are released, the draft report notes, nor is there any aftercare rehabilitation in the absence of such an organisation.

Day after Cuttack arrest, relatives, villagers in shock
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

In Paschimakachha, a Muslim-dominated village in Odisha’s Cuttack district, the family of 37-year-old Abdul Rehman Ali debunks all allegations of him being a “terrorist”.

In a month in poorest district Nabarangpur, five farmers kill themselves
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Loan and drought to blame, say families, also increased cost of paddy farming.

Multi-crop practice: Amid gloom, two farmers have reasons to smile
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

With help from the district watershed mission, he dug a 50ft-50 ft pond. Last year, he managed to make a profit of Rs 40,000.

Rural distress in Nabarangpur: Five farmers, five suicides in 30 days, families blame loan burden, drought
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Nearly 100,000 hectares affected by drought in India’s poorest district; officials say suicides not linked to crop failure.