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  • Odisha: 1 dead, over 20 students fall ill after consuming food Yesterday

    Nayagarh: A girl student died on Sunday and over 20 other inmates of a government-run hostel for tribal girls in Odisha's Nayagarh district fell ill after consuming food at the residential school, officials said. The inmates complained of nausea, vomiting, loose motion and fever after taking dinner last night at the...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Why didn't the state government act despite proof of political patronage? 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the Odisha government said that over one million investors in the state were duped of over Rs 4000 crore by 163 fraudulent chit fund companies for almost a decade. The question that had the experts puzzled was how could this daylight robbery...
  • Chit fund scam: Having lost life-long savings, investors wait in agony for their money 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: It's been more than three years now that over one million depositors in Odisha, mostly poor people, lost their hard earned money in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam. CBI investigation is on and several owners of such fraudulent companies are in jail. But the plight of the...
  • Odisha likely to experience heavy rainfall 5 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha's southern and coastal districts are likely to experience heavy rainfall in view of a low pressure being created in the Bay of Bengal, a Met office bulletin said. "A cyclonic circulation over West Central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood areas has turned into...
  • CAG validates CNN-IBN's revelation on misuse of discretionary quota by Odisha government August 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General has come up with a report validating CNN-IBN's expose on the misuse of the discretionary quota policy by the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha. In November 2011, CNN-IBN had exposed the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha over how the state government had illegally allotted...
  • Odisha: 300 students fell ill after eating lunch in school in Ganjam August 20, 2014

    Berhampur: Over 300 school students in Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam district were taken ill after having lunch in the school on Wednesday, police said. The sick students were admitted in the local hospital and their condition stated to be good. "Most of the students were discharged after treatment and condition...
  • Odisha government transfers collector following student's death August 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Amid criticism over suicide of a tribal nursing student at R Udayagiri in Gajapati due to alleged delay in getting stipend for her study, Odisha Government on Sunday transferred the district Collector, official sources said. Gajapati district Collector Basudev Bahinipati was replaced by Mansi Nimbhal, Project Director, District Rural Development...
  • Odisha: School head arrested for sexually harassing Class 3 student August 16, 2014

    Baripada: The head of a school in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district was arrested on charge of sexually harassing a minor girl student, police said on Saturday. Father Santosh Geoger of St Joseph's Convent School at Udala was arrested on Friday on the basis of a complaint lodged by the father of...
  • Odisha floods: PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in the recent floods in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of the deceased. He also sanctioned a compensation of Rs 50,000 for those who were seriously...
  • Odisha: 150 students taken ill of food poisoning August 15, 2014

    Balasore: Around 150 school students were taken ill on Friday due to suspected food poisoning at the Banabishnupur High school under Soro police station about 40 km from here, the police said. After unfurling of the Tricolour, the students were distributed with some sweets by the school authority. Soon after consuming...
  • 209 villages still marooned in Odisha, flood toll 46 August 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Though the flood situation substantially improved in the Mahanadi river system, over two lakh people in 209 villages remained marooned while the death toll mounted to 46 in Odisha on Wednesday, officials said. "We are optimistic that water will recede from all the villages in the next two days," Deputy...
  • Odisha: Over 3 lakh affected due to floods, government deploys medical teams August 12, 2014

    Cuttack: Declaring that miseries of people in flood-hit areas have compounded due to water receding slowly from villages, the Odisha government on Monday deployed medical teams to conduct a disinfection sweep and provide relief to the areas. Sources in the government said that nearly 3 lakh people have been isolated...
  • Odisha: Vast stretch of Mahanadi delta zone flooded, toll 34 August 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Flood waters engulfed vast areas of the delta region of Mahanadi river system in Odisha even as the death toll due to heavy rains and floods in the state climbed to 34. As many as 9.95 lakh people in 1,553 villages of 89 blocks in 23 districts have so far...
  • Water level rises in Mahanadi river system in Odisha August 7, 2014

    Swollen rivers in Odisha wreaked havoc in the state amid fear of a high flood in Mahanadi river system claiming 27 human lives so far and affecting 10 lakh people as the state government stepped up evacuation and kept two choppers stand by Wednesday. "The focus is now on Mahanadi river...
  • Odisha: Flood situation turns grim, 23 dead so far August 6, 2014

    Cuttack: Situation in Odisha has turned grim as 23 people been killed in rain and flood so far. Water is rising alarmingly in Mahanadi river system prompting the state government to step up rescue operation. With several rivers including Mahanadi, Baitarani, Salandi and Jalaka flowing above danger marks, Chief Minister...
  • Odisha: Flood claims 23 lives, 17,000 people evacuated August 6, 2014

    Cuttack: Incessant rains in several parts of Odisha for past few days have led to flooding in 12 districts of Odisha. The death toll due to flood in the state has reached 23 and relief works are underway. The authorities have evacuated about 17,000 people from the flood effected areas. As...
  • Three dead, flood threat issued in 12 districts in Odisha August 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: As incessant torrential rains claimed three lives and posed flood threat in Mahanadi river and other rivers in Odisha, the state government today alerted 12 districts to gear up for any eventuality as heavy downpour is likely to pound some areas due to a deep depression. Collectors of 12 districts...
  • Clean up India: Puri beach turned into a garbage dump, Jagannath Temple surrounded by trash August 4, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. CNN-IBN begins with focusing on the...
  • Odisha: Student electrocuted in school hostel August 3, 2014

    Malkangiri (Odisha): An 11-year-old tribal girl was electrocuted in a school hostel after which its superintendent was suspended for negligence in Kalimela area of Odisha's Malkangiri district on Sunday. Urmila Kabasi, a class four student of the school, suffered severe burns after she touched the wall in her hostel...
  • Crime Branch starts grilling Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda July 31, 2014

    Cuttack: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Thursday started questioning Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in connection with the Nayagarh armoury loot and attack on Nayagarh police station in 2008. Crime Branch IG YB Khurania said, "We have been trying to extract some information from Panda about the looted arms from...
  • Saradha scam: BJD MP's home searched by CBI July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday carried out search operations at 30 locations including house of a sitting Biju Janata Dal MP and two other politicians from Odisha in connection with its probe into multi-crore chit fund scam related to Saradha and other companies. In coordinated operations, agency teams searched 20 locations...
  • 12 villages cut-off due to landslide in Odisha July 31, 2014

    Malkangiri (Odisha): Landslide in Odisha, triggered by heavy downpour, has cut-off about a dozen villages on the Bonda hills in Malkangiri from the district headquarters for the last four days, district officials said. Communication to the hills has been snapped since Monday as the only road between Andhrahal and Mudulipada was...
  • Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood July 23, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood. "There is a possibility of flood in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts. All arrangements are being made to deal...
  • Saradha Chit Fund Scam: CBI asks Bengal, Odisha government to share documents of scam before July 31 July 22, 2014

    Kolkata: CBI has asked the state government of West Bengal and Odisha to share all documents related to the Saradha Chit Fund scam with them before July 31. The CBI order comes after the Supreme Court ordered transfer of investigation of the scam from the special investigation team and the...
  • 435 people, 139 Maoists killed in Odisha in 14 years: Naveen Patnaik July 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Maoist ultras have killed 435 persons including 210 police personnel during the last 14 years while the security personnel eliminated 139 rebels during the same time, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said. Patnaik told this while replying to a written question of BJP's Dilip Ray in the Assembly. ...
  • Odisha government prepares for tackling possible flood July 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With heavy rains lashing several parts of Odisha, the state government on Sunday geared up to deal with any possible flood as more rains accompanied by high-speed wind was forecast for next few days. As heavy rainfall is predicted till July 23 in different parts, the state government has braced...
  • Sabyasachi Panda interrogated in police custody July 20, 2014

    Berhampur (Odisha): Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was on Sunday interrogated, a day after the arrested Red rebel was sent to police remand for ten days. A team of senior police officers along with Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) grilled Panda in presence of his advocate Deepak Patnaik amid tight security, a...
  • Top Odisha Maoist sent to 10-day police remand July 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha on Saturday granted the police a 10-day remand of top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, a day after his arrest, a defence lawyer said. Police had sought Panda's custody for 14 days to interrogate him. Sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) at Berhampur PK Behera, however, granted a 10-day remand,...
  • Will be happy to see Sabyasachi Panda hanged: Slain cops' wives July 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The arrest of Odisha's top maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has brought cheers to the families of personnel who laid their lives while fighting red rebels in different parts of the state. "I will be happy if Panda is sentenced to death. The soul of my husband should be at...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam July 18, 2014

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...