Odisha govt charges IPS officer with misconduct
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

However, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, which probed the allegations against Gajbhiye, has given the 2002-batch Dalit officer a clean chit.

Natural disasters in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack could cost Odisha one third of its Budget: World Bank study
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

The report was submitted to the government late last month and due for discussion by state housing and urban development department and World Bank officials this week.

Odisha police arrest Bengal couple who bumped off a family of four in sleep
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

CID chief and additional DG BK Sharma said main accused in the case - Himadri Sekhar Das alias Rahim Khan, 33, and his wife Ayesha Begum, 29 were arrested from Rongpur village in Hailakandi district of Assam a day ago.

Odisha: Woman magistrate dies after delivering baby, family alleges medical negligence
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

While the nursing home officials attributed the magistrate's death due to heart attack, her husband alleged that the death occurred due to medical negligence.

Chit fund scam: Odisha, ED battle over whose law is bigger
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

As lakhs of duped investors in Odisha wait endlessly hoping to get some of their money back from scores of ponzi firms, the state government and Centre seems to have got into a fight over whose investigation should hold sway.

SAI coach booked for sexually harassing minor athlete at Cuttack hostel
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Controversy erupted in SAI hostel of Cuttack's Barabati stadium with a minor girl athlete on Wednesday accusing her athletics coach of beating her and sexually harassing her.

‘Kicked by nurse’, pregnant woman, baby die in hospital
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

A pregnant woman and her unborn child in the womb died after being allegedly kicked and slapped by a nurse in a government-run hospital of tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district.

Naveen Patnaik kicks off BJD padyatra, slams Centre for ‘ignoring’ Odisha
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Patnaik, who had not uttered anything against the Narendra Modi government for the past one year, slammed the Centre on Friday for “neglecting” the state.

In sticky battle, Odisha sets the rasgulla rolling, 3 panels to help stake claim
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Odisha’s claim is that rasgulla was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath Temple. This makes it at least three centuries old in Odisha, while Bengal only traces it back 150 years.

Darbha ambush: Maoist behind attack on Congress convoy killed in encounter
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Also played a role in 2014 ambush that killed 11 CRPF men

Indian ‘freed’ by captors in Libya
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Samal and Ramamurthy Kosanam, a resident of Andhra Pradesh, were abducted from Ibn-e-Sina in Sirte where they were working. The sources said efforts are on to secure Kosanam's release.

Dengue death: Money he sent home in Odisha reached the day he was cremated
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Just two months ago, Avinash had visited his father’s village, spending a few days with his uncles and aunts, who were amazed by his “smartness”.

Top official to push work in Nabarangpur, CM Naveen Patnaik to monitor
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

The decision comes barely a month after The Indian Express launched a year-long assignment titled District Zero on August 15 to track poverty and transformation in Nabarangpur, India’s poorest district.

Notes from the blackboard: In Maoist heartland, a school that braves the odds
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

Here in Kudumulgumma, a cluster of 151 villages in the Maoist-liberated zone of Odisha’s Malkangiri district, a night without electricity can be unnerving.

Through forests, across river, home is a 2-day walk
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

A small bridge may finally connect some 150 villages, known as “cut-off” area, to rest of Malkangiri district, and herald roads, better healthcare, development.

Vedanta to close down Lanjigarh refinery due to falling metal prices
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The Niyamgiri hilltop, which Vedanta wanted to mine, contained an estimated 72 million tonnes of bauxite.

Maoist ambush: 3 BSF jawans killed, six others injured in landmine blast in Odisha
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

A landmine reportedly planted by Maoists exploded and resulted in the death of 3 BSF jawans in Odisha

20 per cent of land in Odisha cities to be reserved for EWS housing
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday passed a Bill which aims to reserve 20 per cent of vacant land for economically weaker sections under its affordable housing scheme.

22 infants die in Odisha govt hospital, state human rights body asks for report
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Taking suo moto cognizance of the matter, the Odisha Human Rights Commission issued notices to the officials of Cutack's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics.

Getting there a long trek for a phone call: This number is not reachable
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Would a couple be alive had they not gone up a hill to make a phone call, asks an Odisha village, which has no mobile network or landline

Four anti-Maoist force personnel held for youth’s murder in Odisha
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Apart from murder, the four jawans have also been charged with destruction of evidence as they tried to bury the body.

Odisha: Two tribal men killed over witchcraft allegations
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Last month, in another case of witchcraft, a tribal youth in Rayagada district was burnt alive by fellow villagers.

SC quashes Odisha govt appeal against CRPF DG Mishra in vigilance case
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The vigilance case lodged in September last year, weeks ahead of the selection of CBI chief, had burnt all chances of Mishra getting to the top post.

Associate accuses godman Sarathi Baba of plotting to kill her
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Last week, the MBBS graduate had filed an FIR in Cuttack’s Mangalabag police station accusing four persons, including an estranged aide of Sarathi, of threatening her.

‘Fake encounter’: Rights panel tells Odisha to probe killing of Dalit couple
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Responding to the petition of the son of the deceased couple, the State Human Rights Commission asked the government to submit the probe reports in four weeks.

‘Police excesses’: Opposition files FIRs, demands SP’s arrest in Odisha godman row
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

For the ruling BJD, which is facing embarrassment over reports that some of its leaders helped the ‘godman’, the IPS officer’s action has added to the misery.

Odisha: Godman held, sent to judicial remand
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul (48) was picked up from his Kendrapara ashram after officials of the state crime branch interrogated him for over 14 hours.

‘Godman’ in Odisha caught in ‘unholy’ row
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Local TV channels say he spent 3 days in hotel with woman, ate non-veg, drank whiskey; protesters seek his arrest

New Measure: Odisha to scrap driving licences of 3-time offenders
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

To strengthen enforcement of traffic rules on the ground, the transport department has decided to get volunteers to assist transport officials.

BJD MP Kalpataru Das dies at 65
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik and union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan have condoled his demise.

‘Witch’ and why: Ore-rich Keonjhar in Odisha continues to believe in superstition
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Six killed for ‘witchcraft’ in the Odisha village of Lahanda Mundasahi, in this ore-rich Keonjhar, people continues to believe in the superstition.

9 held for hacking family to death in Odisha
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The case is the third witchcraft-related murder case in Keonjhar in the last one year.

Odisha ‘witchcraft’ killings: Villagers said my mother was a witch… nobody listened to us
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

A day after the murders, there was a deathly silence in the village located next to some of the biggest iron ore mines of the state.

Odisha: Six of a family, including 3-yr-old, hacked to death over witchcraft allegations
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Tribal Gura Munda and five of his family members were found lying in a pool of blood in their home in Mundasahi village, atop the Lahanda Hill under Joda police station limits of Keonjhar district.

Odia Folk Song Row: Rangabati won hearts always, but never caused an outrage till now
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Soon after its release in 1979, the song became a rage in Odisha, undivided Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Simply put: In the name of the Lord, what’s been going on in Puri?
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Nabakalebara, divine re-embodiment of Lord Jagannath, happens once every 12-19 years.