Bhubaneshwar

  • Indian Coast Guard rescues 8 crew of a fishing boat September 20, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday rescued at least eight persons in an ill fated fishing boat that stopped operation in sea off the Devi river mouth near Puri district. The fishing boat 'Mangala maa' carrying eight crew members had gone to the mid sea for fishing and developed technical...
  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand July 23, 2014

    A major accident was averted on the BhubaneshwarNew Delhi Rajdhani Express when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. The presence of mind of the driver in the train ahead saved the lives of many passengers. ...
  • An open letter to Rahul from Odisha: Only a miracle can save Congress March 24, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: A communication specialist from Bhubaneshwar, Sudhi Ranjan Mishra has sent this open letter to the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. In his letter he questions the selection of candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in Odisha and cautions that the Congress may be pushed to third place...
  • Congress names Kumari Selja, Bhubaneshwar Kalita, Sanjay Singh for Rajya Sabha January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has named Lok Sabha MP from Ambala Kumari Selja for the Rajya Sabha from Haryana while Bhubaneshwar Kalita and Sanjay Singh have been nominated from Assam. The party has also decided to support the nomination of Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prem Chand Gupta for the Rajya Sabha...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt doing best to complete the rehabilitation work, says Patnaik October 13, 2013

    Bhubaneshwar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that there has been a severe loss of property in the cyclone Phailin. The Chief Minister assured the people saying, that the administration is doing its best to complete the rehabilitation work as soon as possible. Naveen Patnaik called the rehabilitation in...
  • Cyclone Phailin: No reports of massive destruction, wind speed reduces, no casualty in AP October 13, 2013

    Srikakulam/Brahmapur/Bhubaneshwar: The wind speed of the Cyclone Phailin has reduced giving some hopes of less damage and destruction. Even though it is too early to come to any conclusion, there has not been any reports of massive destruction and death from the Cyclone affected areas. According to CNNIBN's Bhubaneshwar correspondent...
  • Govt fully prepared for supercyclone Phailin October 12, 2013

    The government is prepared to carry out relief and rescue operations in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Five Army columns have been sent to Bhubaneswar from Ranchi. Four teams of about 500 Army personnel have been moved to the coastal areas with relief material and medical assistance. ...
  • Army mobilises columns for for post Phailin salvage operations October 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Army today mobilised an Engineering column comprising medical and signal entities from Bhubaneswar to Gopalpur in Ganjam District, forecast to be the landfall area where the cyclone is expected to strike landmass in Odisha later tonight. Additional Engineering columns and Signal columns are also expected to...
  • Odisha: IAS officer hit by train, suicide suspected June 25, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: An IAS officer, Gagan Bihari Swain, was killed on Monday night when a train ran over him at the Bhubaneswar railway station. Police said that the officer jumped in front of the train. It is unclear whether it was an accident or a suicide. If it was a suicide,...
  • PuriDurg Express rams into a goods train, no casualty April 3, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: PuriDurg Express rammed into a stationary goods train near Mancheswar on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Wednesday night but there was no casualty or injury, railway sources said. There was no injury to anyone and all the passengers were safe after 18425 PuriDurg Express hit the stationary goods train...
  • Odisha mob violence: Tytler to meet Narayanasamy September 13, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Amidst demands for his arrest for giving a provocative speech at a Congress rally on September 6, Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler will meet Minister of State of PMO Narayanasamy in Bhubaneshwar on Thursday. This comes nearly a week after the state Congress leaders clashed with policemen outside the Assembly and...
  • Odisha halts operations at six Coal India mines September 3, 2012

    Bhubaneshwar: Authorities in Odisha halted operations at six mines of Coal India, the world's largest coal miner, after its environmental clearances expired, a senior government official said on Sunday. Any production disruption at staterun Coal India, which has repeatedly fallen short of supply targets, would mean higher dependence on imports as...
  • Pipili rape: Reinstate suspended cop, demands OPA January 27, 2012

    Cuttack: Even as the state government on Friday indicated that there is no scope to review the decision of dismissing former Pipili police inspector, the Odisha Police Association (OPA) has threatened to step up its protest for revocation of the dismissal order. DGP Manmohan Praharaj had dismissed former inspectorincharge of Pipili...
  • Pipili gangrape: Police arrest second accused January 16, 2012

    Bhubaneshwar: The crime branch of Odisha police has arrested a second accused in the horrific Pipili gangrape case. Purnachandra Swain was arrested by the Odisha police on Monday morning. So far two of the four accused have been arrested, while the other two are absconding. On Sunday, the prime accused Prashant...
  • Jagannath Yatra: clash between priests, police July 4, 2011

    Bhubaneshwar: Tension erupted in the temple town of Puri after a clash between the police and junior priests at the Jagannath temple on Monday. Three junior priests and 1 policeman got injured in a tussle between the two sides. This after the police prohibited the priests from allowing large number of...
  • Puri: policeman held for molesting minor July 3, 2011

    Puri: The Jagannath yatra has begun but the festivities have been marred by the shocking news of molestation of a nine year old, allegedly by a policeman, on a train near Bhubaneswar. The policeman has been arrested along with the victim's father who allegedly attacked the suspect. The victim is from...
  • NALCO CMD arrested by CBI for taking bribe February 25, 2011

    Bhubaneshwar: National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) Chairman cum Managing Director AK Srivastava has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for taking bribe. The CBI arrested Srivastava, his wife Chandni Srivastava along with two accomplices. The two accomplices have been identified as BL Bajaj and his wife Anita Bajaj....
  • Villagers beat leopard to death in Bhubaneshwar January 13, 2011

    Villagers beat a leopard to death on the outskirts of Orissa's capital Bhubaneshwar after it attacked and injured three people. The animal was first beaten with sticks and then carried to the village. The villagers than hanged the body from a building. ...
  • 3 die as Maoists blow up ambulance in Orissa November 28, 2010

    Bhubaneswar: Three people, including a woman, were killed when suspected Maoists blew up the ambulance they were travelling in Orissa's Kandhamal district, police said on Sunday. The landmine blast took place on Saturday night in a hilly and forested area near Brahmanigaon village, about 150 km from the district headquarters...
  • CJ exposes plight of health wards April 18, 2010

    Lipsita Mohanty exposes the dire straits that patients are in at Bhubaneshwar's govt hospital. ...
  • Suspected Maoists attack former MP, kill 3 security men October 13, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: Three security men accompanying former MP and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Orissa unit president Sudam Marandi were killed by suspected Maoists in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday evening, police said. Marandi was attacked when he was going towards his vehicle after attending a football match near Bandam village, some 35 km...
  • From slums to football, meet Orissa's sports star February 11, 2009

    Bhubaneshwar: Saliasahi is the biggest slum in Bhubaneswar and home to a football star in the making 13yearold Mamali Das is Bhubaneshwar's footballing sensation. She is so young but plays very well. I am sure inspite of her unfortunate background she will make it to the top one day, former...
  • Nun identifies rapists, Orissa starts healing process January 5, 2009

    Cuttack: The test identification parade in the Kandhamal nun rape case was finally held in Cuttack. The Orissa government had recently come in for some severe criticism from the Supreme Court for failing to control the Kandhamal violence. Sister Meena still recalls the harrowing experience of the alleged rape. Four months...
  • Fouryearold girl freed after 50 days in jail November 21, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: A fouryearold girl who languished for about 50 days in an Orissa jail was freed on Friday, jail officials said. Her father and grandparents had been charged with her mother's death and kept in jail, so she had nowhere else to go. Kandhai Sahoo was lodged in the sub jail...
  • Orissa govt confident of winning red battle February 19, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: The Orissa Assembly rang with the sound of fistcuffs on Tuesday as MLAs of the ruling BJDBJP alliance fought back demands from the Opposition Congress for an immediate discussion on the Naxal issue. Meanwhile, deep in the jungles of Ganjam district, a smouldering truck told the tale of a...
  • 'Wellwishers' entangle Budhia June 6, 2007

    Bhuvaneshwar: Budhia the wonder kid from Orissa is back in the news. His muchhyped walkathon to Kolkata failed to take off on Wednesday morning. Police intervened and stopped it from being flagged off from the Orissa Judo Association office in Bhubaneshwar. Budhia was to cover the 500km to...
  • Cit Journo: A journey that took 27 hrs June 15, 2007

    A citizen journalist reports on a trip from Bhubaneshwar to Lucknow that took 27 hours. ...