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Heavy rainfall activity likely over north, east India over next three-four days: IMD

July 26, 2021 6:01 pm

Scores of lives have been lost due to landslides and floods in Maharashtra in the last two weeks.

Hyder encounter: Odisha Human Rights Commission takes suo moto cognizance, seeks report

July 26, 2021 5:46 pm

According to the police, Hyder, who was serving a life sentence in a murder case, was being shifted to a jail in Baripada town of Mayurbhanj from Choudwar circle jail on Saturday when the incident happened.

In second escape attempt, Odisha gangster serving life sentence killed in encounter

July 24, 2021 10:19 pm

On Saturday afternoon, Hyder was being shifted from Choudwar Jail in Cuttack to Baripada Jail when he attempted to flee near Simulia in Balasore district, police said. 

BSE Odisha Class 10 exams: 15,151 students to write Matric exam in offline mode

July 23, 2021 12:41 pm

The offline examinations are scheduled to begin from July 30, a BSE press release issued here on Thursday said, adding that the evaluation of the answer papers will begin from August 6.

Watch: Brave cat stands guard, stops cobra from entering house in Odisha

July 24, 2021 11:47 am

A pet cat prevented a cobra from entering a house for nearly 30 minutes in Odisha till rescuers arrived.

Odisha invokes Lord Jagannath's quarantine example to popularise COVID-19 restrictions

July 04, 2021 8:18 pm

"The state government emphasises that if one tests positive for COVID-19, the person must remain in quarantine for at least 14 days. Even the master of the universe quarantines himself when he falls sick," Bagchi said.

Odisha: Driven to poverty amid pandemic, man kills wife, daughter; hangs self

July 04, 2021 2:46 am

According to police, local residents have said that Loknath worked as a mason and was out of work since the pandemic hit last year. The family was under huge financial constraints.

Odisha SSC postpones all recruitment exams scheduled till July 16

July 01, 2021 8:07 pm

The exams have been deferred until further notice. The decision has been taken because of the extension of lockdown in the state, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

After Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand says cut private vaccine share

July 01, 2021 5:45 am

As per the new vaccination policy that rolled out on June 21, 25% of the shots are to be provided to private hospitals, which can charge a fixed amount as service rate above the price of the vaccine.


10 pics that show trail of destruction left by Cyclone Yaas

May 26, 2021 4:38 pm

Cyclone Yaas pounded coastal areas in north Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal as it made landfall Wednesday morning with a wind speed of 130-140 kmph.

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal

May 21, 2020 3:28 pm

Cyclone Amphan (pronounced UM-PUN) wreaked havoc in coastal West Bengal on Wednesday, claiming at least 10 lives. The super cyclonic storm crossed the Bengal coast near Digha at around 2.30 pm with wind speeds of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 285 kmph.

Express Wanderlust: Beautiful sunsets, temples and beaches of Puri await you

February 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Here is why you should book tickets to Odisha now.

Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

May 07, 2019 9:45 am

CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

Cyclone Titli claims 16 lives in Odisha, 8 in Andhra Pradesh

October 15, 2018 10:55 am

As Cyclone Titli made landfall near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border last week, at least sixteen people were killed in Odisha and eight people in Andhra Pradesh till now.

BSE Odisha Results 2016 declared: Check HSC results on &

May 11, 2016 6:01 pm now has the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha results of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations.

Today in pics: February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 7:46 pm

Narendra Modi is interacting with people from several cities across the country as part of his ‘Chai pe Charcha’ programme.


What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

Sudarsan Pattnaik draws sand sculpture to welcome General Budget

February 29, 2016 6:05 am

Puri (Odisha), Feb 29 (ANI): Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik drew a sand sculpture at the Puri beach of Odisha on the eve of General Budget 2016-17. Patnaik drew a similar sand art earlier to welcome the Rail Budget. The Padma Shri awardee artist, who has won many international and national awards, always tries to give a social message through his sand art.

Five militants of banned organisation held in Bhubaneswar

February 18, 2016 8:10 am

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (ANI): The police on Wednesday night arrested five militants, belonging to banned Students Islamic Movement, in Odisha. Acting on an intelligence input, a police team carried out raids in Rourkela district and apprehended the ultras after a brief gun battle. The arrested ultras had escaped from a jail in Khandwa district of of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Director General of Odisha police Kanwar Brajesh Singh said they were involved in blasts, killing of two policemen and bank robbery. Police will produce them before a court to seek remand for further interrogation.

Four terror suspects escape from hotel in Bhubaneswar

January 26, 2016 5:34 pm

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (ANI): As many as four terror suspects fled from a hotel in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city on Tuesday. Shiv Narayan Mahapatra, Hotel Manager of Arya Mahal, said that they fled after they were asked to provide their identity proofs. The incident was reported from Hotel Arya Mahal in Bhubaneswar and a search operation is on to nab the suspects.

Scores of dead turtles wash ashore in Odisha

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

Puri, Jan 21 (ANI): Over 150 Olive Ridley sea turtles and a few dolphins washed ashore dead in Odisha. Vultures gathered around turtles and dolphins carcasses on a beach near Pantha Niwas in Puri. Haunted by the sight, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik made sand sculptures of the turtles, along with a message reading ‘Give us Space to Live’. Pattnaik said the government should look into the matter and find out why turtles, dolphins and whales are dying so frequently in large numbers. The turtles died due to number of reasons, including entangling in the net of trawlers and garbage that pollutes the sea water.

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

August 17, 2015 6:01 pm

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Nabrangpur District Zero: Independence Day Special

August 17, 2015 6:02 pm

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