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Women’s captain Rani Rampaul (L) and her men’s counterpart Manpreet Singh. (EPS)
We are delighted to have this association with Hockey India: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

In a major boost to Indian hockey, the Odisha government has decided to sponsor the national men’s and women’s teams for the next five years.

16 Feb 2018

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik poses for a photograph with the Indian hockey team players at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)
Odisha to sponsor national hockey team for five years

This association with Hockey India is expected to build the brand image of Odisha which has emerged as an international sporting destination.

15 Feb 2018

An aerial view of Sambalpur city | Express
Odisha: Sambalpur Development Authority to set up park on six-acre at Rengali

THE Sambalpur Development Authority has initiated steps to carry out development work beyond the city limits.

15 Feb 2018

Sanchar artiste Shantilata Biswal denied pension in Odisha

Sanchar is the only art form of western Odisha, which involves both dance and music.

15 Feb 2018

Four months after 12  new buses flagged off, only two are operating in Odisha's Sambalpur

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had flagged off the new buses on September 22 last year to strengthen public transport in Sambalpur.

15 Feb 2018

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Elderly man strangulated on suspicion of witchcraft in Odisha

AN elderly person of Rachapaka village under Seshkhal police limits of the district was strangulated to death by a group of villagers for allegedly practising sorcery.

15 Feb 2018

Bear panic in Odisha's Visa Steel plant

Panic gripped workers after a bear strayed into the premises of Visa Steel plant in Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex here on Wednesday.

15 Feb 2018

Workers engaged in packaging low-cost sanitary napkins at the production unit | Express
Odisha's Rourkela touched by real-life 'PadMan' Arunachalam Muruganantham’s sanitary magic

Real-life “PadMan” Arunachalam Muruganantham, who brought a revolution by manufacturing cheap and accessible sanitary napkins, is silently promoting menstrual hygiene in Rourkela and neighbourhood of

15 Feb 2018

Odisha woman delivers on Balikuda community health centre's verandah

Despite repeated calls for help, no medical staff come to aid of the pregnant woman

15 Feb 2018

Shivaratri celebrated with religious fervour in Odisha

Thousands of devotees across the State thronged various temples and shrines to offer their prayer to Lord Shiva on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri on Wednesday.

15 Feb 2018

Members of the OPCC team interacting with family members of Abinash Munda at Bhalupali | Express
Custodial death: Odisha Congress demands murder case on Ainthapali cops

The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Wednesday demanded registration of a murder case under Section 302 of the IPC against cops responsible for custodial death of tribal youth Abinash Munda

15 Feb 2018

Bajrang Dal spoils Valentine day party for lovebirds in Odisha's Rourkela 

Like previous years, members of the Bajrang Dal acted as moral police on Wednesday and tried to prevent couples from celebrating Valentine’s Day.

15 Feb 2018

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Rourkela Development Steering Committee wants Smart City projects put on fast track

The RDSC delegation in a memorandum insisted on immediate improvement of Rourkela Main Road from Bisra to Uditgnagar Square along with connecting roads.

15 Feb 2018

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Patient attendant alleges assault by SCB Medical College staff in Odisha

IN a shocking incident, a patient’s attendant has alleged that he was confined, stripped and assaulted on the SCB Medical College and Hospital premises for protesting the shifting of his father from C

15 Feb 2018

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan criticises Odisha government for rejecting Centre’s offer to relax FAQ norms

Bihar had faced a similar situation but accepted Centre’s offer for reduced price

15 Feb 2018

Indian Film Festival kicks off in Capital

The 9th edition of Indian Film Festival Bhubaneswar (IFFB) commenced here on Wednesday with the screening of Vijay Jayapal’s 2016 Tamil movie ‘Revelations’, Bauddhayan Mukherji’s ‘The Violin Player’, Ananya Kasaravalli’s ‘Harikatha Prasanga’.

15 Feb 2018

Devotees wait for ‘Mahadeepa’ to be raised atop Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday  | biswanath swain
Maha Shivaratri celebrated with devotion in Odisha

Thousands of devotees thronged the Lingaraj temple here on Wednesday on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

15 Feb 2018

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Dolphin numbers grow, Irrawaddy poser for Odisha's Chilika lagoon

Number of Irrawaddy dolphins in Chilika stood at 158 in 2013-14, followed by 144 next year while in 2016-17 estimation, the number was 121

15 Feb 2018

Mini marathon marks Lulu birth anniversary

A mini marathon marked the celebration of 54th birth anniversary of Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra here on Wednesday.

15 Feb 2018

State stresses on animal birth control

The State Government has directed civic bodies to follow Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme  guidelines and implement those in their areas in letter and spirit to check stray dog menace.

15 Feb 2018

Valentine’s Day smooth affair in City

Valentine’s Day was a smooth affair in Bhubaneswar on Thursday as the moral police was either absent or taken care of. Though the Bajrang Dal stayed away from playing spoilsport, it was Kalinga Sena, a fringe outfit, which had decided to hold agitations in front of parks and popular hang-outs in the City.

15 Feb 2018