Bhubaneswar

  • Odisha: HC asks arrested ex-AG to move lower court for bail 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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,...
  • Bhubaneswar: Man hurls 3 crude bombs inside district court, arrested January 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: An unidentified man was arrested by the Bhubaneswar Police after he hurled three crude bombs inside the district court on Monday. No injuries were reported after the incident. The police is interrogating the accused. ...
  • Hockey India League winners to take home Rs 2.5 crore January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Hockey India League on Tuesday announced a whopping Rs 2.5 crore as the winners' prize cheque for the second edition of the franchisebased event starting on Saturday. "While the winning team gets to take home Rs 2.5 crore, the runnersup team stands a chance to win Rs 1.25...
  • Bhubaneswar to host 2014 Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Orissa's capital Bhubaneswar will host the 35th edition of the Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament to be held from December 1321 next year. The eightteam elite International Hockey Federation (FIH) event will be held at the Kalinga Stadium, which is presently under renovation and will be in full shape...
  • 'Evacuation' is secret of Odisha government's success: Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Terming mass evacuation of people from coastal areas ahead of Cyclone Phailin's landfall as the secret of Odisha government's handling of the disaster, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said the state plans to integrate youths in disaster management. "Our preparedness for Cyclone Phailin was fail proof. Successful evacuation of about...
  • Odisha: Flood victims await relief even as death toll mounts October 18, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The flood waters after cyclone Phailin might be receding in Odisha but the big challenge for the state government remains to rehabilitate almost a crore people that have been affected by the cyclone. The state government has warned officials to ensure that relief and rehabilitation measures are implemented in...
  • Cyclone Phailin moves towards Chhattisgarh, weather impoves in Bhubaneswar October 13, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin, which hit India's coast between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm near Gopalpur in Odisha with wind speeds reaching 220 km per hour, has weakened into a depression now and is moving towards northeastwards. ...
  • Severe cyclonic storm to hit APOdisha coast between 6pm and 8pm: IMD October 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Phailin will remain a severe Cyclonic storm says the latest update from the Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) head office in New Delhi. The Director General (DG) LK Rathore who addressed a media conference said that the Cyclone was just 200 km away from Orissa's Gopalpur. He informed...
  • Deep depression cyclone turns into Phailin October 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary at about 950 km from Paradip, the IMD said in its latest bulletin. The cyclone would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the...
  • Cyclone alert: Depression crosses Andamans, lying 950 km from Paradip in Odisha October 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A deep depression expected to turn into "a very severe cyclonic storm" over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday crossed the North Andaman Islands and lay centred over the east central Bay of Bengal, 950 km southeast of Paradip, the latest IMD bulletin said. The deep depression with a wind...
  • Korea rejects UN report, hopes start of Posco in next year October 7, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting a UN panel recommendation for halting Posco's porttosteel plant project, both the Republic of Korea and the Odisha government on Monday exuded optimism to go for the groundbreaking ceremony of the proposed facility near Paradip early next year. "We are happy that the state government has acquired the land...
  • Modi as PM candidate fails to have effect as BJP suffers in Odisha urban polls September 21, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of the BJP which banked heavily on the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, emerged as the worst sufferer among the major political parties in the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, results of which were announced on Friday. The saffron party which had formed councils in 11...
  • Bhubaneswar: Man rapes, kills 8yearold girl in a slum August 21, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A minor girl was allegedly killed before being raped by a person whom she was helping in searching someone's house in a slum in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, police said. Commissioner of Police RP Sharma said the incident took place at Saliasahi slum after the accused, identified as Ashok Sahu,...
  • Odisha Congress launches social media department to vow youth August 17, 2013

    In its bid to include youths in its fold, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has opened a social media department to train at least 50 youths from each district to write blogs for the party. AICC general secretary in charge of Odisha B K Hariprasad inaugurated the new department at the...
  • Odisha gangrape: Violence erupts in Bhubaneswar as BJP calls for bandh August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A day after 14yearold girl died after being gangraped and set on fire, BJP workers announced a bandh and held protest on Saturday in Bhubaneswar in Odisha. The rail and road services have been hit by the bandh. The protestors also attacked college buses trying to pass through. ...
  • Dead earthworm found in Odisha mid day meal July 28, 2013

    The distribution of the mid day meal was cancelled for a day in a Odisha school after a dead earthworm was allegedly found in a curry, an official said on Saturday. The worm was detected in the soya curry Friday during a routine inspection by school staff at the government primary...
  • Odisha mid day meal: CM calls an emergency meeting July 21, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A day after CNNIBN highlighted the shortcomings of mid day meal scheme in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday called an emergency meeting. It was decided at the meeting that three persons including the cook and helper will eat the mid day meal first before it is served...
  • Odisha government to set up squads to check quality of midday meals July 21, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Worried over students falling ill after eating midday meals in schools in the state, the Odisha government on Saturday decided to set up squads to check the quality of food being served to pupils. A highlevel meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided that the squads would...
  • Odisha: Mid day meal prepared in unhygienic conditions at a school July 20, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The mid day meal horror is not limited to Bihar alone. In Odisha, four incidents of food poisoning in the mid day meal scheme have taken place in the last year. But no lessons have been learnt. CNNIBN visited a school in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar to do a...
  • Odisha boy to be India's representative at Malala Day Youth Assembly at UN July 7, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Laxman Hembram, a 17yearold tribal student of Odisha, has been invited to participate in the Malala Day United Nations Youth Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 12. The Malala Day United Nations Youth Assembly coincides with the 16th birthday of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani education activist...
  • Rains damage harvested paddy left in open in Odisha June 17, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Incessant rains damaged hundreds of bags of harvested paddy left under the open skies in three Odisha districts of Kalahandi, Rayagada and Koraput, officials said on Sunday. The rain lashed many parts of the state during the past four days as the monsoon set in across the state...
  • Odisha: Man presumed 'dead' 11 years ago found alive June 4, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A man who was declared "dead" by his father 11 years ago in Odisha was Tuesday found alive, police said. The bizarre incident came to light after the crime branch of Odisha Police traced Gajendra Kumar Kar in his hometown of Berhampur in Ganjam district, about 180 km from...
  • Odisha: Man axes family to death before committing suicide June 4, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A 45yearold man killed four members of his family before committing suicide in Odisha's Keonjhar district early Tuesday, police said. The incident took place at Ganda Barai village, about 265 km from Bhubaneswar. Srikrishna Mahanta killed his wife (40), daughter (16), son (14), and elder sister (50) with an axe while...
  • Heat wave continues to grip North India May 23, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The heat wave continues to grip northern India with the Met department predicting a further rise in temperatures. The heat wave continued unabated in Delhi on Thursday with the minimum temperature settling five notches above average at 31.4 degrees Celsius and the maximum expected to hover around the 45...