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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.

Witch hunt: Man burnt to death in Odisha
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Police said villagers of Dhepaguda in Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam allegedly thrashed Prakash Mallick and burnt him to death.

Naveen Patnaik pulls up DGP Sanjeev Marik for touching servitor’s feet
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Chief Minister’s reprimand came two months after Marik was seen touching the feet of a few senior servitors.

Odisha ex-MP files case against CM Naveen Patnaik alleging ‘criminal conspiracy’
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Former BJP MP Kharavela Swain lodged an FIR against Naveen Patnaik and the director of the Vigilance Department alleging criminal conspiracy against the CRPF DG Prakash Mishra.

Odisha top audit officer transferred to Kerala
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Last year, he had exposed the scam in allotment of land and houses in Bhubaneswar.

Congress workers indulge in violence, vandalism during Odisha bandh
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

In several squares of Bhubaneswar, Congress workers burnt tyres to stop traffic.

Maoist killed in Odisha, Andhra joint operation
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Jethwa said the operation was launched after receiving a tip-off that some Maoists had set up camps near the villages close to the cut-off area of Malkangiri and border of Vishakhapatnam Rural district.

Odisha High Court quashes vigilance case against CRPF DG Prakash Mishra
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The Odisha High Court on Friday quashed the state vigilance case against CRPF DG Prakash Mishra over allegations that he favoured some suppliers during his tenure as the CMD in 2009.

International Yoga Day: In Bihar, it’s mostly a private or Central affair
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The biggest yoga camp for the state will be organised at Patna’s Moinul Haq Stadium by Patanjali Yogpeeth with Nehru Yuva Kendra.

Deities at Jagannath temple in Puri replaced after 19 years in elaborate ceremony
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The Nabakalebara (re-embodiment) of the fours deities, replacing the old idols with new ones - is an elaborate process in which they relinquish their old bodies and assume a new one.

Tongue twisters: A day in the life of Food Safety Officer Birendra Kumar Mahanta and his team
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

The vendor, Rabindra Sahu, quickly offers Mahanta a dahi vada and says he has “run out” of the tablets (meant to purify water).

Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang joins BJP
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Gamang, a Gandhi family loyaist, had recently resigned from Congress, accusing the party of humiliating him since 1999.

From dept to dept, Naveen Patnaik plays performance reviewer
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

In his fourth term as chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has turned more proactive than ever, setting targets and following them up. Since May 22, when his government completed the first year of its fourth term, Naveen has been carrying out a review of each of the 30 government departments on achievements and probable solutions. The […]

Loan fraud: Deccan Chronicle Vice Chairman PK Iyer arrested
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

PK Iyer is accused of involvement in a bank loan fraud case to the tune of Rs 357 crore

Odisha heat wave: Youngest victim 10
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

Sasmal was out on a routine combing operation in Lakhapadar area when he felt dizzy. He died before he could be taken to hospital. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

IAF jet trainer crashes in Odisha, pilots safe
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

An Indian Air Force fighter plane crashed at Bisoyi block in Mayurbhanj district in Orissa on Wednesday.

2,000 ‘heat wave deaths’: Only a third confirmed in Andhra Pradesh
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

In neighbouring Telangana, where the government has not declared any ex-gratia, 486 deaths have been reported from 10 districts where temperatures have been consistently high.

Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang quits Congress: ‘humiliated… loyalty has turned into liability’
Sun, May 31, 2015

Giridhar Gamang, known for his loyalty to the Gandhi family, claimed that he was being "humiliated" in the party since 1999.

Gang robs ex-Odisha HC judge’s home
Sun, May 31, 2015

The police officials said the burglars broke into the retired judge's house in Sector 11 area of Cuttack around 3 am when the family members were sleeping.

Other parties should not support Cong’s obstructive tactics: Venkaiah Naidu
Thu, May 28, 2015

Naidu rubbished allegations that the BJP has struck a deal with BJD by slowing down the CBI probe into Odisha’s chit fund scam.

67 die in Odisha
Wed, May 27, 2015

According to revenue department officials, most of the victims were daily labourers or farmers.

A political career cut short by murder, a verdict 40 yrs later
Wed, May 27, 2015

Parusuram Satpathy of Odisha was killed at age 28 in 1974; his brother looks back at what might have been and says the sentencing of the killers means little.

Odisha mining scam: ED attaches assets worth Rs 484 crore
Fri, May 22, 2015

In July last year, the ED had registered a money laundering case in the Uliburu mining scam under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

CID to probe reports of fake Jan Dhan Yojana appointments
Sun, May 17, 2015

Till the end of last month, about 52 lakh new bank accounts were opened in Odisha under PMJDY.

Financial Inclusion: Infra issues dog Odisha banking drive
Tue, May 05, 2015

Odisha is struggling to meet its targets for opening bank branches in unbanked gram panchayats in the wake of continuing problems.

Chit Fund Scam: Orissa to e-auction attached assets to repay small investors
Sat, May 02, 2015

In Orissa, chit fund firms collected around Rs 4,600 crore by defrauding about a million people.

Ex-Orissa Chief Secy ‘helped’ Vedanta get land for univ, now gets top job there
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Patnaik resigned as member, Orissa Human Rights Commission, last week citing “personal reasons”.

Posco starts pull out from Orissa
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Posco asked for detailed expenditure receipt for the Rs 30.34 crore it has given towards land acquisition.

Orissa doubles salaries of doctors in Maoist areas
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

A specialist doctor may get anything between Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 1.8 lakh.

The Rs 5 meal
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

They come, they eat, they go happy. Naveen is aiming to make his way into hearts with his cheap meal plan, but no one’s complaining

Indira loyalist JB Patnaik, known for both achievements, controversies
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

In 1969, Patnaik made one of the important decisions of his political career when he chose to go with Indira Gandhi.

Film producer given 30 yrs for raping minor
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Mahanta was sentenced under section 376(2) and 307 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the POCSO Act.

Orissa mob sets fire to train coach after death of a youth, no casualties
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

On Thursday Chhatoi slipped off the 18416 Barbil-Puri Express in Puri while trying to get down.

MMS on porn site, Orissa girl ends life
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The incident has come at a time when the CBI is investigating a slew of MMS clips of girls being sexually exploited.

Maoists release all 11 they had abducted in Malkangiri
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The rest 9 were let off after the Maoists thrashed three including the local sarpanch for 'helping the police'.

Koraput lynching unlikely to put the brakes on cannabis trade
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

With big money to be made, traders use ambulances or hidden chambers in trucks to conceal the drugs from police.