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  • CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam 57 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki constituency MLA Pravat...
  • Odisha a model for others in disaster management, says CM Naveen Patnaik 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Following the handling of two major cyclones, Phailin in 2013 and Hudhud earlier this month, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that Odisha is a model for others in disaster management. "Odisha is a model for others as far as disaster management is concerned," Patnaik said after addressing...
  • US to give 100,000 dollars to Cyclone Hudhud-hit in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of $100,000 for those affected by cyclone Hudhud in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. US Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said the US will provide the assistance to NGO Plan India through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). "The...
  • Infosys to construct toilets in 109 schools of Bhubaneswar 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Infosys Foundation informed the Odisha government that it will construct toilets in 109 state-run schools in the capital city as part of its involvement in the Swachha Vidyalaya programme. Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty informed this to the state government when she met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This apart,...
  • Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said on Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The numbers are gradually going up, divisional forest officer B.R. Das said. About 3,000...
  • Cyclone Hudhud damages seven colleges in Odisha October 23, 2014

    Odisha: Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud. Four colleges in Koraput district followed by two in Nararangapur and one in Gajapati were affected by the cyclone, officials said. "We have received damage reports from principals of the concerned colleges over telephone in the aftermath of...
  • 72-yr-old-man sexually abuses mentally challenged minor girl in Odisha October 23, 2014

    Balasore: A mentally-challenged minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 72-year-old relative of hers who has been absconding after the matter came to light. According to the FIR lodged by the girl's mother on September 28, the accused allegedly sexually assaulted the girl and also threatened her against talking...
  • Odisha: HC gives interim relief to lawyer till Octpber 30 in Chit fund scam case October 22, 2014

    Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest till October 30 to a lawyer who has been booked by CBI in connection with the chit fund scam. CBI in June this year had booked Debashis Panda, a High Court lawyer, for alleged offences under several sections...
  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration October 22, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • Odisha: Six arrested on charge of sexual assault of minor girl October 19, 2014

    Sambalpur: Six persons were arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault of a minor girl and circulation of obscene MMS and visuals, police said on Sunday. The arrests were made yesterday based on the complaint filed in Mahila police station by the father of the girl. "While six persons were...
  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next October 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • Naveen Patnaik asks Centre to expedite international flights from Odisha October 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming the delay in beginning of the international flight operation from Odisha as "unfortunate," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked the Centre to take steps for early utilisation of facilities available at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. "The failure to utlise the new terminal and the delay in the...
  • Voting begins for Kandhamal LS bypoll amid tight security October 15, 2014

    Phulbani: Voting began for by-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency where an estimated 11.4 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Amid tight security, polling commenced at 7 am in the Maoist-hit constituency spread over Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Ganjam and Boudh districts. The bypoll was necessitated following death...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: 26 dead in AP, 3 in Odisha; prices of essential goods soar October 14, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Almost 48 hours after Cyclone Hudhud, 12 districts in Andhra Pradesh remain in darkness. At least 26 people have lost their lives in Andhra Pradesh and three have been reported dead in Odisha while 4 lakh people have been evacuated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Visakhapatnam to...
  • Cyclone Hudhud leaves a trail of destruction in its wake; Vizag grinds to a halt October 13, 2014

    Visakhpatnam: Cyclone Hudhud has left behind a trail of destruction in its wake. 24 people have lost their lives and nearly four lakh people have been evacuated. The Visakhapatnam airport has faced the worst end of Cyclone Hudhud. The airport has now reopened for relief operations. Commercial flights have been cancelled...
  • No death reported but communication lines still disturbed in Gopalpur October 13, 2014

    After the cyclonic storm Hudhud made its landfall on Sunday an extremely turbulent weather conditions continue to prevail over the coast on Monday. But the cyclone is weakening and has now turned into a depression. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud leaves behind destruction in AP, Odisha; PM to visit Vizag on Tuesday October 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam/Gopalpur: Cyclone Hudhud, which hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline on Sunday, has left behind a trail of massive destruction. The death toll now stands at eight while nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted saying he will visit the affected areas...
  • Cyclone Hudhud weakens; power, communication hit in AP, Odisha, death toll reaches eight October 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam/Gopalpur: Cyclone Hudhud is now weakening after almost a day since it pounded the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastline. Nearly 4 lakh people have been evacuated from the coastal districts in the two states where the death toll has mounted to 8. The intensity of the cyclone has reduced from...
  • Odisha government gears up for possible floods as cyclone Hudhud loses speed October 12, 2014

    As cyclone Hudhud progressively loses speed, Odisha is reeling under the fear of heavy flooding in the aftermath of the cyclone. Heavy rainfall is predicted in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and even Bihar. ...
  • Well-prepared Andhra, Odisha weather Cyclone Hudhud, six dead, Vishakapatnam worst hit October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six...
  • South Odisha fears flood after cyclone Hudhud October 12, 2014

    Berhampur (Odisha): With the southern districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal receiving heavy rainfall due to cyclone Hudhud, the local administration has started preparations for floods if such a situation arises. While the water level of river Bansadhara is flowing near its danger level at Kasinagar in Gajapati district, water level...
  • Man, who helped evacuate pregnant woman from cyclone Hudhud, dies in Odisha -1993418014 minutes ago

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man who had risked his life to save seven women and children from meeting a watery grave in a crocodile-infested rivulet during the evacuation drive ahead of Cyclone Hudhud, died on Sunday sending shockwaves across far-flung Okilopala and Satabhaya villages in Odisha's Kendrapara district. "Sahadev Samal died...
  • PM Modi assures Andhra Pradesh CM of all support as Hudhud strikes October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu all possible assistance as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha. The Prime Minister, who had on Saturday held an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness for the...
  • PM assures Andhra Pradesh CM of all support as Hudhud strikes October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu all possible assistance as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha. The Prime Minister, who had on Saturday held an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness for the cyclone...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Storm hits train movement in Andhra, Odisha October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Railways cancelled or diverted many trains in north coastal Andhra and adjoining Odisha in view of severe cyclone Hudhud which hit the coast near Visakhapatnam. Train movement has come to a complete halt between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar. All trains between Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam also remain cancelled...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM heads toward Vizag to monitor Hudhud impact, promises speedy relief -1012520254 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is making efforts to prevent loss of life as well as aiming to provide quick relief to people affected by the very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that battered the coastal districts, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Sunday. Two people have been killed in...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Five killed in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha; normal life hit -1372265374 minutes ago

    Vishakapatnam: Severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit the port city of Vishakapatnam on Sunday bringing with it torrential rains in three coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and leaving five persons dead in the state and neighbouring Odisha besides snapping power and communication lines. Normal life was thrown completely out of gear...
  • Odisha: Threat of storm is over but flood situations arise due to heavy rainfall October 12, 2014

    As the cyclone Hudhud strikes eastern coast of India, the heavy rainfall has lashed the state of Odisha resulting in death of two. ...
  • Uprooted trees, electric poles tell tale of cyclone Hudhud impact October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Gusty winds, uprooted trees, torn roofs of hutments and sheds and snapped electric cables bore testimony to the impact of severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' which hit Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts on Sunday. Normal life was thrown completely out of gear as winds with a speed of 170 to 180 kmph...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Casualty mounts to two in Odisha due to storm October 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Casualty in cyclone Hudhud rose to two in Odisha with a fresh death reported from Puri on Sunday. The deceased fisherman, who is yet to be identified, was caught in the sea current amid a tidal surge while he was trying to save his fishing boat anchored in the coast...