Bhubaneswar

  • Bhubaneswar: Man hurls 3 crude bombs inside district court, arrested 27-01-2014 02:45 PM

    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 21-01-2014 02:26 PM

    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 franchise-based event starting on Saturday. "While the winning team gets to take home Rs 2.5 crore, the runners-up team stands a chance to win Rs...
  • Bhubaneswar to host 2014 Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament 16-12-2013 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: Orissa's capital Bhubaneswar will host the 35th edition of the Champions Trophy Men's Hockey Tournament to be held from December 13-21 next year. The eight-team elite International Hockey Federation (FIH) event will be held at the Kalinga Stadium, which is presently under renovation and will be in full...
  • 'Evacuation' is secret of Odisha government's success: Naveen Patnaik 29-10-2013 10:07 PM

    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...
  • Odisha: Flood victims await relief even as death toll mounts 18-10-2013 10:19 AM

    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 13-10-2013 01:47 PM

    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 AP-Odisha coast between 6pm and 8pm: IMD 12-10-2013 11:33 AM

    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 09-10-2013 09:54 PM

    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...
  • Cyclone alert: Depression crosses Andamans, lying 950 km from Paradip in Odisha 09-10-2013 08:05 PM

    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...
  • Korea rejects UN report, hopes start of Posco in next year 07-10-2013 11:44 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting a UN panel recommendation for halting Posco's port-to-steel plant project, both the Republic of Korea and the Odisha government on Monday exuded optimism to go for the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed facility near Paradip early next year. "We are happy that the state government has acquired the...
  • Modi as PM candidate fails to have effect as BJP suffers in Odisha urban polls 21-09-2013 05:21 PM

    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...
  • Bhubaneswar: Man rapes, kills 8-year-old girl in a slum 21-08-2013 01:04 AM

    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 17-08-2013 04:42 PM

    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...
  • Odisha gangrape: Violence erupts in Bhubaneswar as BJP calls for bandh 10-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Bhubaneswar: A day after 14-year-old 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. The...
  • Dead earthworm found in Odisha mid day meal 28-07-2013 02:32 AM

    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...
  • Odisha mid day meal: CM calls an emergency meeting 21-07-2013 10:40 AM

    Bhubaneswar: A day after CNN-IBN 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 21-07-2013 01:43 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Worried over students falling ill after eating mid-day 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 high-level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided that the squads would...
  • Odisha: Mid day meal prepared in unhygienic conditions at a school 20-07-2013 08:25 AM

    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. CNN-IBN 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 06-07-2013 08:42 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Laxman Hembram, a 17-year-old 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 17-06-2013 05:15 AM

    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 04-06-2013 10:25 PM

    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 04-06-2013 02:40 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A 45-year-old 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...
  • Heat wave continues to grip North India 23-05-2013 11:03 AM

    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...
  • Odisha chit fund: AT Group chief held, sent to jail 13-05-2013 05:50 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Chief of controversial non-banking financial institution (NBFI) Artha Tatwa (AT) Group Pradip Sethi, was arrested and sent to jail on Monday on charges of cheating investors in different parts of Odisha. Sethi, who was playing hide and seek with police for the past three months, was finally nabbed on...
  • Bhubaneswar: 3 flights make emergency landings due to rough weather 13-05-2013 08:41 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Chaos broke out at Bhubaneswar's Biju Patnaik airport on Sunday night after three flights had to make emergency landings following inclement weather. Heavy showers and rough skies led to the flights landing at Bhubaneswar. The aircraft that made emergency landings due to gutsy winds included two Indigo flights from...
  • Anti-POSCO leader Abhaya Sahoo arrested for instigating violence 11-05-2013 10:50 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Anti-POSCO leader Abhaya Sahoo has been arrested from the Bhubaneswar airport on charges of instigating violence at the POSCO site. Abhaya was about to board a flight in Bhubaneswar when he was arrested by the Jagatsinghpur police. Abhaya is the chairman of 'POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti' which has been...
  • BJP demands Acharya's resignation on moral grounds 11-05-2013 01:30 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP in Odisha on Friday demanded resignation of state finance minister Prasanna Acharya in the wake of a Commission finding fault with the drugs administration for spurious liquor tragedy of February 2012 that claimed 41 lives. "Acharya, who was then the state's health minister should resign from the...
  • Odisha: One dead, eight injured in cracker explosion 15-04-2013 10:20 AM

    Bhubaneswar: One person was killed and eight others injured, some of them critically, when one of the fire crackers they were making exploded in a village in Odisha's Puri district, police said on Monday. The incident occurred at Srikanthapur village under Pipili police station area, about 20 km from state...
  • Congress demands probe into Bhubaneswar land allotment 09-04-2013 03:59 AM

    Bhubaneswar: With the CAG slamming the Odisha government over allotment of valuable land in Bhubaneswar city, the Congress today held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for flouting of law in the process and demanded an independent probe into the matter by an independent agency like CBI. "The CAG report shows...
  • Odisha Assembly adopts resolution for special category status 04-04-2013 11:14 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to award special category status to the state and provide additional central grants and fiscal incentives for its development. A motion in this regard, moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, was supported by all political parties, including the...