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Congress Odisha in-charge says new state party chief likely to be decided in a week

April 28, 2022 2:01:21 am

Concluding his two-day visit to Odisha on Wednesday, Chellakumar said, “I will submit a report to the the AICC (All India Congress Committee), and the party will take a final decision on who will lead the OPCC next.”

Amid chorus against heritage corridor, servitors & Puri king extend support to project

April 27, 2022 2:01:50 am

The Gajapati, who is also the chairperson of the Sri Jagannath Temple managing committee, asserted that the project poses no threat to the structural safety of the temple and the ongoing work will be completed at the earliest

Odisha: Tension in Ganjam district after murder of two BJD leaders

April 26, 2022 2:21:08 am

Sudarshan Suara and Sudhir Patra had attended a meeting in Bhismagiri village between BJD workers and party dissidents and had sorted out differences between them earlier on Sunday.

Odisha: First year MBBS student dies after falling from hostel roof

April 23, 2022 12:31:02 pm

The deceased student was identified as Nishant Kumar, a native of Haryana. He was a resident in the four-storied New Boys hostel, police said, adding that the incident took place at around 2 to 2.30 pm on Friday.

Odisha: Police arrange marriage of ex-Maoists, host banquet too

April 23, 2022 3:02:07 am

Kalahandi Superintendent of Police, Dr. Saravana Vivek M, said, "It was recently that they informed us that they are getting married. And since both of them have been with us for so long, we decided to make it a police family function."

Odisha Dalit man made to rub nose in own spit for refusing temple donation

April 21, 2022 4:36:05 pm

The sarpanch in whose presence the incident had allegedly taken place rejected the charges made against her in a police case lodged by the man’s wife

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Women gives birth under torchlight in Odisha hospital, inquiry ordered

April 21, 2022 11:19:57 am

Dr Pragyan Prathama of the centre said, "Without power supply, the delivery could not have been delayed. So, I had to conduct the delivery under a cellphone torch as there was no generator or inverter facility available at the CHC."

Bhubaneswar man dies in custody; confusion as two women claim body

April 20, 2022 9:31:34 am

Identifying him as Pradip Sahu, police said the man had suffered minor injuries while trying to evade arrest in Badagada area on Sunday and was brought to Capital Hospital after he had complained of uneasiness.Sahu died at the hospital, they added.

Former BJP ward member shot dead in Odisha village; accused’s family attacked, house torched

April 18, 2022 2:24:21 pm

Dalei Nayak was shot dead by Nrupatti Nayak following a dispute over a pond at a village in Dhenkanal district Sunday.

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Laws are structured to discriminate against the poor, says Chief Justice of Orissa HC

April 15, 2022 4:03:29 am

Raising concern over the quality of legal aid, Orissa High Court Chief Justice S Muralidhar said the marginalised who are the recipients of legal aid do not really have a choice.

Odisha: One killed, 4 injured in clash between groups during Danda Yatra in Nayagarh district

April 14, 2022 1:43:32 pm

The youths participating in the procession entered into a heated argument, which soon turned violent, over making way for each other.

Internet suspended after fresh clashes in Odisha town; schools, shops shut

April 14, 2022 3:45:00 am

On Tuesday, the district police had called for a peace intervention between the two communities but only a handful of people turned up

Odisha: Man kills brother, four others over land dispute

April 12, 2022 7:28:59 pm

The accused, Shiba Prasad Sahoo (42), confessed to the crime through a video message and surrendered before the police in Balichandrapur police station of Jajpur district, nearly 70 km from Cuttack.

Naveen Patnaik seeks performance report from his ministers

April 11, 2022 3:27:25 am

According to CMO officials, Patnaik would hold one-to-one meetings with all the ministers to review their performance. He is expected to effect the impending ministry reshuffle within the first week of May.

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Jagannath Temple project: HC seeks state govt, ASI response on ‘violations’

April 9, 2022 4:13:54 am

The order further said that the ASI can also undertake a joint inspection of the construction work after intimating the temple authorities in advance.

Journalist chained to hospital bed: Odisha human rights panel seeks police report in 15 days

April 8, 2022 6:08:57 pm

In an image that went viral on Thursday, the local journalist was seen chained to a hospital bed in the state’s Balasore district, prompting the authorities to launch a probe.

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Man held for vandalising earthen stoves at Puri Jagannath Temple’s kitchen

April 6, 2022 3:32:54 pm

While the exact motive behind the vandalism is yet to be ascertained, the police said prima facie it seems he was upset over something and vandalised the stoves.

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Odisha: 43 earthen stoves in Puri temple vandalised, joint probe ordered

April 5, 2022 3:53:14 am

The Puri temple kitchen, which is one of the largest of its kind in the country, has a total of 240 earthen stoves.


Odisha: Ex-MLA Anup Sai sentenced to life in double murder case

April 2, 2022 9:31:57 pm

Sai, a former MLA, was arrested in February 2020 for the alleged murder of a woman, Kalpana, and her minor daughter near Hamirpur forest in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district in 2016.

Eight arrested in Odisha for tying up 15-year-old rape survivor, assaulting her

April 2, 2022 12:17:43 pm

The accused and his family members also thrashed the rape survivor’s mother for lodging a complaint with the police alleging repeated rape of the minor, the police said.

Odisha govt extends free rice scheme for six months

April 1, 2022 6:08:56 pm

In December last year, the Odisha government had extended the distribution of additional 5 kg of rice per head free of cost to beneficiaries of the SFSS for four more months in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Incomplete Odisha irrigation projects since 1980s saw cost escalation of up to 4,600%: CAG report

April 1, 2022 1:14:55 pm

The report attributed the cost escalation to delay in execution of works, increase in land costs, increase in payment of rehabilitation assistance, etc. It also revealed deficiencies in the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.

Solar panels to be set up in all high schools in Odisha’s Ganjam district

March 31, 2022 8:03:37 pm

"Our aim is to make the high schools energy independent through sustainable solar energy. This initiative will also help us to promote awareness among students about renewable and alternative energy resources," Ganjam Collector Vijay Kulange said. 

Odisha: Ponzi firm head arrested for Rs 500 crore fraud

April 1, 2022 3:18:05 am

The accused, identified as Nikhilananda Pashupalak, was arrested from Berhampur where his company Success Online Service System (SOSS) Private Ltd had its head office, said the EOW officials.

Odisha govt tables vote-on-account Budget of Rs 2 lakh crore

March 30, 2022 7:20:06 pm

State Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said that the state government decided to present a vote-on-account Budget instead of a full-fledged Budget as the Model Code of Conduct was in force until recently.