Odisha

  • Former BJD MP joins BJP ahead of Kandhamal bypoll 7 hours 5 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the October 15 by-election to the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, former MP Rudra Madhav Ray on Sunday joined BJP sparking speculation about his possible candidature from the party. Ray, who was earlier suspended from the BJD, joined BJP along with his supporters in the presence of...
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha, weapons seized 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist camp was neutralised and some weapons as well as naxal literature were seized after a gun-battle with security forces in a forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district today, police said. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and armed police...
  • Odisha government directed to pay compensation by court 3 days ago

    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: Minor girl raped by 14-year-old 5 days ago

    Kendrapara: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 14-year-old boy at Ghagara village the district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the six-year-old girl was alone at her home, police said, adding, the matter came to light when the girl narrated her ordeal...
  • CBI grills BJD MLA in connection with Odisha chit fund scam 5 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday grilled Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. CBI sleuths had raided his house in August. Tripathy was alleged to have links with the prime accused of chit fund scam. So far,...
  • Chit fund case: BJD MLA Pravat Kumar seeks anticipatory bail 5 days ago

    Cuttack: Senior Biju Janata Dal leader and Banki MLA Pravat Kumar Tripathy today approached the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail following the raid of his houses by the Central Bureau of Investigation. "Since the CBI officials had raided my houses, I apprehend that the investigating agency could arrest me any...
  • Odisha: Tata Steel drive to combat dengue 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Amid dengue scare in several parts of Odisha, Tata Steel is proactive in its coordination with government agencies to ensure hygienic and safe conditions for the dwellers in Jajpur district. "We are ensuring the best possible hygienic conditions at our site of operations at Kalinganagar which is spread over 1,700...
  • Odisha: 46 patients fall ill after being administered injection 6 days ago

    Phulbani: At least 46 indoor patients including about 10 women at the District Headquarters Hospital suddenly fell ill after being administered a particular batch of an anti-biotic injection. Some of the patients complained of nausea, head reeling, vomiting, fever and loose motion after they were injected with the anti-biotic last...
  • Two high profile arrests in Odisha chit fund scam 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday made two high profile arrests in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. CBI sleuths arrested Madhu Mohanty, the owner of an Odia newspaper and Manoj Das, who owns a local news channel. Names of several BJD leaders including those linked to...
  • Tata Steel ferro chrome plant to start by March 2015 September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel is setting up a 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) ferro chrome plant at Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha and its first unit is expected to start operations by March 2015. "With Gopalpur project being a top priority for the company, we are currently setting up a 55,000...
  • Odisha: BJD under scanner over 20,000 cr chit fund scam, advocate general resigns over allegations September 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is under the scanner over the 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. State Advocate General Ashok Mohanty has resigned from his post after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned him in the case. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accepted Mohanty's resignation about four months...
  • Over 100 Odisha plumbers stranded in Jammu and Kashmir September 11, 2014

    Kendrapara: Over 100 plumbers of Kendrapara district working in Jammu and Kashmir are stranded in the flood-ravaged Valley, leaving their families in a state of uncertainty. "We have received reports of plumbers of the district stranded in Jammu and Kashmir. To ensure the safety of the migrant workers, the administration...
  • Arms seized after gun battle with Maoists in Odisha September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said on Thursday. No casualties were reported from either side in the gunfight that took place Wednesday near Barimunda village, over 400 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, superintendent...
  • Odisha: BJP demands CBI probe into 5-year-old ship capsize incident September 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Five years after the Black Rose ship carrying iron ore fines sank in the sea near Paradip, BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the incident. "We demand a thorough investigation by CBI into the incident in which Black Rose vessel sank close to Paradip port five years...
  • Odisha: Vedanta plans to expand refinery capacity September 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Resources Plc on Tuesday said that it plans to raise capacity of its Lanjigarh Alumina refinery to 6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) with an investment of Rs 10,000 crore. Talking to reporters after meeting Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal said that doubling...
  • Odisha CM announces Rs 5 crore aid for J&K flood victims September 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Announcing an assistance of Rs five crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha Government on Tuesday said trained personnel are ready with equipment to undertake rescue and relief operations in affected areas. "The Government of Odisha has extended an assistance of Rs five...
  • Heavy rain hits normal life in Odisha September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain continued to lash many parts of Odisha for the second consecutive day on Saturday throwing normal life out of gear, a Met department official said. The state has been witnessing heavy rainfall for the past two days due to the impact of a low pressure area formed over...
  • Maoist combing operations intensified in Odisha September 5, 2014

    Koraput (Odisha): Security forces have intensified combing operations in and around Majhiguda after exchange of fire with the Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said on Friday. "Additional forces have been deployed in Majhiguda forest and efforts are on to nab the Maoists," said YK Jethwa,Inspector General of Police (south-western range). During...
  • Police destroy Maoist camp in Odisha September 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said. Inspector General of Police (Southwestern Range) Yashwant Jethwa said the camp was destroyed in a forested area near Majhiguda village under Baipariguda police station area. He said police raided the camp and engaged in a brief gun...
  • Odisha: 1 dead, over 20 students fall ill after consuming food August 31, 2014

    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...
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  • Odisha chit fund scam: Why didn't the state government act despite proof of political patronage? August 29, 2014

    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 August 29, 2014

    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 August 27, 2014

    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 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...