Orissa

  • India vs Australia: Washout looms over fifth ODI in Cuttack October 25, 2013

    The fifth ODI between India and Australia to be played on Saturday at Cuttack is under threat as it has been raining incessantly there, water-logging the Barabati Stadium outfield. Since Monday, most of the Odisha districts have seen heavy rainfall, and Cuttack hasn't been spared. As per the local forecast, even...
  • Crime situation under control in Odisha: Naveen Patnaik August 27, 2013

    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the Orissa High Court has been requested to earmark one court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) in each district for trial in cases of crimes against women. While replying to an adjournment motion debate in the Assembly, Patnaik claimed that crime situation in...
  • Maoists get no foreign financial support: Sudeep Chakravarti May 28, 2013

    Sudeep Chakravarti, author of 'Red Sun: Travels In Naxalite Country', have studied the evolution of the Maoist movement from its early days. How deep-rooted are its support structures and why is the mighty Indian state not being able to tackle this problem like they have done in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Human remains found stuffed in bags on Hirakud Express March 27, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Human remains stuffed in a suitcase and two bags were found from Hirakud Express on Tuesday in Visakhapatnam by Government Railway Police (GRP), an official said. "The remains were found stuffed in a suitcase and two bags which were found abandoned in S7 and S8 compartments of Hirakud Express...
  • Bengal ready for Odisha challenge under Shukla February 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Defending champions Bengal will hope to come to terms with the absence of Sourav Ganguly as they face Odisha in the East Zone leg of the one-day tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beginning here Thursday. Having withdrawn from the IPL T20, the former India captain has called it quits...
  • Protests and sand, but no steel: POSCO's fading India dream February 10, 2013

    Gobindpur: A few weather-beaten shipping containers, a swathe of sand and a bitterly divided village: that is all South Korea's POSCO has to show seven years after it announced plans for a $12 billion steel mill on a fertile strip in Odisha. Last week, the project took a step forward...
  • Kandhamal nun rape case: One more accused gets bail January 15, 2013

    Cuttack: While the trial in the Kandhamal nun rape case at the district and sessions court in Cuttack has been stayed by the Supreme Court for over a year, the Orissa High Court has granted bail to yet another accused in the case. With this, the number of accused getting...
  • Orissa: Tabu's next Malayalam venture September 1, 2012

    After the small cameo in the recent 'Urumi', talented Bollywood actress Tabu will be seen once again for the new Malayalam movie 'Orissa'. The director of the movie, M Padmakumar has already approached the actress and is waiting for the green signal. This movie, a love story in the...
  • Unni Mukundan bags lead role in 'Orissa' August 17, 2012

    After a promising commercial comeback with his recent hit 'Mallu Singh', Unni Mukundan is selecting his roles cautiously. His careful selections has helped him to land on fine projects, the latest being the movie 'Orissa'. The film is directed by M Padmakumar. The movie will be a reality tale...
  • Cuttack baby swap drama ends after 133 days August 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Curtains were drawn on the four-and-a-half-month-old alleged baby swapping drama at a Cuttack hospital on Saturday when one of the two warring women accepted the unclaimed girl child following direction of the Orissa High Court. "I am extremely delighted to take back my child. Now I have no doubt that...
  • Power grid failure: 20 states, 60 crore people affected July 31, 2012

    For the second time in two days, half of India plunged into darkness after the Northern and the Eastern Grids collapsed. ...
  • Orissa Public Service Commission (OPSC) July 16, 2012

    The Orissa Public Service Commission was constituted on 1st April, 1949 after its bifurcation from the former Bihar and Orissa Joint Public Service Commission. One of the main functions of the commission is to conduct examinations and interviews for appointment to various services of the State. Functions of OPSC - Recruitment of the...
  • Rath Yatra: watch live June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: As the nation celebrates Rath Yatra, millions of pilgrims have thronged the streets of Puri to catch a glimpse of Lord Jagannath, Balaram or Subhadra. If you are not one of those fortunate ones, the National Informatics Centre has made sure that you can watch the entire yatra...
  • Pipili rape: Probe panel issues notices to Odisha govt June 21, 2012

    Cuttack: A day after the Orissa High Court disposed of a PIL pertaining to police investigation and treatment of the Pipili gang rape victim, the Justice PK Mohanty Commission probing the incident on Wednesday issued notices to the state asking it to submit the case diaries. The commission, which had earlier...
  • Pipili rape: Criminal liability against police officer May 10, 2012

    Cuttack: Prima facie criminal liability has been established against a dismissed police inspector in the rape of a 19-year-old girl at Pipli in November 2011, police on Wednesday informed the Orissa High Court. Filing an affidavit, crime branch DSP Ramesh Chandra Sethy said that inspector Amulya Kumar Champatiray, who was officiating...
  • Orissa HC orders DNA test in baby swap case April 25, 2012

    Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday ordered DNA tests to identify the parents of the baby girl, who is lying unclaimed in a hospital in Cuttack ever since she was born on March 30 after the woman who was said to be her mother claimed that her child had...
  • The Last Word: Is Odisha responding effectively to hostage crisis? April 10, 2012

    The Odisha Govt has said that it is facilitating the release of the 27 prisoners, demanded by two Maoist groups, within the legal framework. ...
  • Maoist-hit Odisha districts ban entry of foreigners April 3, 2012

    Koraput (Odisha): In the wake of two back-to-back abductions in Odisha, a complete ban has been imposed on the entry of foreign nationals and tourists into the Maoist-hit Koraput district. The district administration's ban follows abduction of two Italian tourists and an MLA by the Maoists in the state. District collector Sachin...
  • CBI is neck deep in pending corruption cases April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: A whopping 7,157 cases filed by the nation's premier investigation agency Central Bureau of Investigation under the Prevention of Corruption Act are pending trial in various CBI courts across the country, and more than 20 per cent of them pertain to the four South Indian states, Orissa and...
  • PM invites Korean investment in nuclear sector March 26, 2012

    Seoul: India on Monday stepped up defence, trade and security ties with South Korea. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is in Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit, held talks with his South Korean counterpart. Reportedly, South Korea has offered to sell nuclear reactors to India. The PM sought South Korea's support...
  • Korean investment in India a priority: PM March 26, 2012

    Seoul: Investment from South Korea is a "priority" for India, visiting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday, adding that the government was taking "proactive" steps improve the business climate and move forward with the Posco mega steel plant project in Orissa. "Investment from Korea is a priority for India. We...
  • BJD govt hand in glove with Maoists in Odisha : Opposition March 24, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Hitting out at the BJD government over the abduction of a tribal MLA, the opposition Congress and BJP in Odisha on Saturday accused it of being hand in glove with Maoists and pushing the state into anarchy by ignoring Centre's advisories. "The BJD government is hand in glove with Maoists....
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Naveen Patnaik March 20, 2012

    Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday appointed three negotiators to hold talks with the Maoists over the hostage crisis. ...
  • Sabyasachi Panda: The man who abducted Italians March 20, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Sabyasachi Panda, the man allegedly behind the kidnapping of the two Italians, has ruled the jungles of Odisha for two decades. But police have just one photograph of the Maoist leader. It was on his instructions that the two Italian trekkers were allegedly abducted last week. A science graduate, Panda,...
  • Pipili case: No evidence of rape, say police March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The crime branch of Odisha Police probing the sensational Pipili Dalit rape case has filed a chargesheet on Saturday. The chargesheet says the arrested prime accused attempted to murder the victim but there is no evidence of rape. The crime branch earlier submitted a medical examination report prepared by...
  • Cancel poll only on recognised party nominee's death: SC March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has no obligation to countermand an election on the death of a registered political party candidate or an independent candidate after the list is announced, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of justices RM Lodha and HL Gokhale passed the ruling upholding an appeal filed...
  • Pipli case: NCSC steps in, summons Odisha officials February 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking serious note of the rape case of Odisha's Puri District where the victim slipped into coma after being treated for snake bite, National Commission for Schedule Caste (NCSC) has issued a notice to senior state and district officials to appear before them and submit an "action taken...
  • Vijay Hazare one-dayers starts on Monday February 19, 2012

    Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly will be the star attraction while leading the Bengal side, even as defending champions Jharkhand and strong contenders Orissa will spice up the East Zone one-dayers for the Vijay Hazare Trophy beginning on Monday. With the IPL-5 less than two months away, the tournament will provide the perfect...
  • Pipili rape victim's AIIMS report submitted to HC February 10, 2012

    Cuttack: The crime branch of Odisha Police probing the sensational Pipili Dalit rape case on Friday submitted a medical examination report prepared by experts from AIIMS to the Orissa High Court. Submitting the report in a sealed cover, the government advocate prayed that since the case is under investigation, the...
  • Odisha: Four BSF officers killed in Naxal attack February 10, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Four BSF officers, including a Commanding Officer, were on Friday killed in an IED blast by suspected Maoists in Malkangiri district of Odisha. The BSF squad was targeted at around 1 pm in the Janbai area of the district, under Chitragonda police station area, 465 kms from here, and...