BHUBANESWAR

  • India successfully tests 1,000-kg glide bomb 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: India on Friday tested an indigenously developed 1,000-kg glide bomb, with a top official saying the country can now launch heavy bombs for delivery up to 100 km away with high precision. The bomb designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was dropped by an Indian Air...
  • Pakistan says sorry to India with red roses as Champions Trophy ends 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar Last two days at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy have been full of action on and off the field. And while the on-field action ended with Germany crowned the champions, losing finalists Pakistan tried to mend fences with India by presenting red roses. Pakistan coach Shahnaz Sheikh and captain Muhammad...
  • Protest against Pakistan before Champions Trophy final, crowd heckles team 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Pakistan hockey team faced heckles and jeers from the crowd and a protest from the 'Odisha Suraksha Sena' here before the FIH Men's Champions Trophy final on Sunday, after their shameless celebrations on beating India in the semi-finals a day earlier. Members of the 'Odisha Suraksha Sena' protested...
  • Champions Trophy: India fail to win bronze, lose 2-1 to Australia 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: India's wait for their second FIH Men's Champions Trophy medal extended further here on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to Australia in the bronze-medal playoff to finish fourth in the final team standings. Australia played a controlled game, but India were themselves to be blamed as their forwards, especially...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy Semi-final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar hasn't seen anything as big as this - India vs Pakistan in one of the elite international hockey tournaments - FIH Men's Champions Trophy. PREVIEW: India have never been in a Champions Trophy final, and a win on Saturday will not only assure them a second medal in the tournament's...
  • India vs Pakistan: Sparks set to fly in Champions Trophy semi-final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar is a little surprised. There's unusual buzz in the Odisha capital for the past week - something the city has never witnessed. Queues outside a sports stadium is not routine at a place that sees long lines only for entry into its ancient temples. It certainly has been out...
  • India vs Pakistan: Huge rush for Champions Trophy semifinal tickets December 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar is hosting the Champions Trophy hockey and as the temple city gears up for the semi-final between India and Pakistan, fans are finding it difficult to get a ticket. ...
  • Champions Trophy Tour Diary, Day 3: India in semis, what else to ask for December 12, 2014

    (The author is travelling Bhubaneswar to cover the FIH Men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament) Bhubaneswar: An out-and-out working day in Bhubaneswar with four quarter-finals lined up, so not much to savour in terms of city tours. Work took centre stage, and quite rightly so. It was a lazy morning to start...
  • Champions Trophy: 'Put your pants on,' says the Dutch medical advisory December 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Holland team that was ejected from the race to Men's Champions Trophy semi-finals here on Thursday is treading cautiously during their stay in India. The team, currently in the Odisha capital, had been issued a strong nine-point medical advisory before their depature, and so far it has worked to...
  • Hockey: India down Belgium to set up Pakistan semifinal in Champions Trophy December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Breathtaking hockey at the Kalinga Stadium followed ecstatic scenes on and off the pitch as India came from behind to beat world No. 4 Belgium in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday to set up a date with arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-finals. It was Indian resilience that came...
  • As it happened: India vs Belgium, Champions Trophy Hockey December 11, 2014

    The winner of the fourth quarter-final between India and Belgium will meet Pakistan in the semi-finals, which means a possible Indo-Pak humdinger for a place in the final. PREVIEW: A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium...
  • Champions Trophy Diary, Day 2: Malgudi Days and the Jagannath Temple December 10, 2014

    (The author is travelling Bhubaneswar to cover the FIH Men's Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament) Though in the eastern part of India, never before today had I been reminded of Malgudi Days - the TV serial based on RK Narayan's short stories. And a visit to Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri rounded...
  • As it happened: India vs Netherlands, Champions Trophy December 9, 2014

    The hosts would hope to get an upset win over the Dutch under their belt before the all-important quarter-finals. Preview: Their morale low after two consecutive losses, Indian men's hockey team will have to plug the holes and produce a miracle performance to tame World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands in...
  • Champions Trophy Tour Diary, Day 1: Far-from-ideal journey to Bhubaneswar December 9, 2014

    (The author is travelling Bhubaneswar to cover the FIH Men's Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament) A cat-napping cab driver, a rush to the airport and a delayed flight - the Bhubaneswar diaries of yours truly didn't open with an ideal foreword. But I am finally in Oriya land, Odisha. A far-from-ideal 4-hour sleep...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Argentina fight back to beat India 4-2 December 7, 2014

    Despite being in the lead twice, India failed to press on and in the end succumbed to a 4-2 defeat against Argentina on Sunday for their second loss in two days at the FIH Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar. An attacking game of hockey saw six goals being scored, mostly in the...
  • As it happened: India vs Argentina, Champions Trophy Hockey December 7, 2014

    After a painful 1-0 defeat against Germany in their campaign opener, India would be desperate for a win against Argentina. But for that to happen, India's forwards will have to convert their chances into goals, something they miserably failed to do against the Germans who scored in the last minute through...
  • Champions Trophy: Tough but not impossible for 'dark horse' India December 6, 2014

    If you glance through the FIH rankings, it appears tough for India and Pakistan, the two Asian representatives for the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar, to put it across their six opponents - all ranked above them. But in India's case, recent results make them serious contenders to end Asia's 20-year...
  • Champions Trophy: India hope to create hockey history in the Temple City December 5, 2014

    A maiden Champions Trophy title will be the perfect way for Indian hockey to round off a memorable 2014, but for that they will have to beat the best in the business at the Temple City of India - Bhubaneswar. Deciding to move international events out of their first-choice venue Delhi,...
  • India successfully tests 4,000 km Nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • Hockey: Meet the squads vying for men's Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar December 2, 2014

    Indian men will begin quest for their maiden Champions Trophy hockey title in Bhubaneswar when the tournament kicks off on December 6. In the 36-year history of the tournament since 1978, India's best showing is a bronze medal in 1982. In fact, it was 20 years ago, in 1994, that...
  • Regional language literature portray wide spectrum, says Naveen Patnaik November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Noting that literatures in regional languages get little publicity, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that these writings portray a wide spectrum and authentic account of social life and Indian literature is not confined to works in English. "Indian literature is certainly not confined to Indian writings...
  • Infosys to construct toilets in 109 schools of Bhubaneswar October 27, 2014

    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,...
  • Bhubaneswar: CBI grills model Preeti Bhatia again on chitfund scam October 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Thursday interrogated a Mumbai based model and tele serial producer for the fourth time in 18 days for her alleged link with Artha Tatwa Group, accused of duping investors in the multi-crore chitfund scam. Preeti Bhatia had appeared before the investigating agency along with her lawyer on...
  • Odisha: HC asks arrested ex-AG to move lower court for bail September 25, 2014

    Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Thursday directed arrested former advocate general Ashok Mohanty to move Khurda district and sessions court in Bhubaneswar for bail. If approached, the Bhubaneswar court shall consider the bail application of Mohanty in the first hour of Friday and ensure that the certified copy of the...
  • CBI carries out searches in chit fund scam September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday carried out searches at least 15 locations, including Bhubaneshwar Institute of Technology and residences and offices of senior officials of Seashore Group, spread across four states, in connection with multi-crore rupee chit fund scam. They said that searches have also been conducted at Bhubaneswar Institute of...
  • Odisha government directed to pay compensation by court September 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: About 16 years after seven students had met their watery grave when Hirakud dam authorities had released water without prior warning, a local court directed Odisha government to pay compensation of Rs 25 lakh along with interest to each of the families. The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Bhubaneswar, Sangram Keshari...
  • Odisha: Infant boy allegedly sold by parents, rescued July 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A 22dayold infant boy who was allegedly sold by his parents was rescued by the police and at least six persons, including the adoptive couple were detained in Bhubaneswar for their involvement in the incident. "Police have rescued the child who was allegedly sold by his parents for money. We...
  • Polavaram issue sparks protest in Odisha Assembly July 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The controversial Polavaram dam issue sparked protests inside and outside Odisha assembly on Monday with ruling BJD MLAs disrupting house proceedings and their party colleagues organising a 12hour 'hartal' in four southern districts. The treasury bench members demanding cancellation of the dam project, the bill on which had been passed...
  • Heatwave affects normal life in Odisha as mercury touches 44 degree C May 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Normal life in Odisha's coastal region was hit with residents remaining indoors as 16 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius with Titlagarh registering the highest of 44.2 degree Celsius. The places which recorded temperature above 42 degree C were Bhubaneswar, Keonjhargarh, Bhawanipatna, Balangir, Titlagarh, Talcher and Dhenkanal. The mercury level...
  • Odisha: Intense heat wave kills 17 April 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Nearly 17 people have died in Odisha due to a heat wave. The state government has confirmed two such deaths and the causes of the rest of the deaths are under verification. In most parts of the state, the temperature is above 40 degree Celsius and in several places,...