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Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra arrested for 'derogatory remarks' on Konark temple, gets bail

Odisha police told the court that Mitra "gave unpalatable and irresponsible remarks on Konark Sun Temple by uploading his views on social media with an intention to outrage and to wound religious feeling which may create communal fraction".

Ahead of Bijepur bypoll, intelligence warns of hawala-like systems

A consignment of Rs 40.5 lakh from Chhattisgarh was seized by Bargarh Police on Saturday. BJD has claimed that one of the two people who were arrested has links with the VHP and Bajrang Dal.


Odisha to revamp Chief Vigilance Officers system, to check corruption: CM Naveen Patnaik

Noting that his government has zero tolerance policy towards corruption, Patnaik said transparent structures, processes and procedures has been put in place to check corruption in all spheres of public life.

Odisha govt slashing penalty amount of mines owners: BJP

"There seems to be an unholy nexus between BJD regime and mining companies. Our party will approach the court to ensure recovery of 100 per cent penalty from errant mining companies as per the Supreme Court order," said BJP’s Bhrugu Baxipatra

First swine flu death in Odisha

"One person has died of swine flu at a private hospital here," Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena said adding the state is fully prepared to tackle the situation.

Odisha school holidays extended till April 26 due to heatwave

Due to the forecast made by the IMD, the Odisha government has decided to extend the school holidays till April 26


HC directs ED counsel to appear before CBI

The CBI had also seized incriminating documents about Panda from the house of arrested former CID Deputy SP Pramod Panda in December.

Congress demands dismissal of Naveen government over crimes against women

Blames low conviction rates for prevalence of crimes against Dalit and minor girls in state.

Jairam takes dig at Odisha CM,calls it eighth wonder Patnaik has been governing for 14 years without knowing Oriya

Slams Naveen Patnaik for Posco delay,anti-tribal stand and failing to deal with Maoist situation.

12th Gram Sabha unanimously rejects Vedanta's bauxite mining in Niyamgiri

A Supreme Court order maintained the decision would lie with the locals.