Odisha News

Invincible at 71: Naveen, the legend

Naveen Patnaik assumed office as the 14th Chief Minister March 5, 2000. Seventeen years since then, Odisha has not seen a CM of another political party...

published : 16 Oct 2017

Onion price skyrockets ahead of Diwali

Ahead of Diwali, the price of onion has skyrocketed to `40 per kg in less than three weeks in Sundargarh district.

published : 13 Oct 2017

Odisha launches country's first 'eyecare for all' scheme

The State Government is planning to spend Rs 600 crore for the eyecare scheme in the next five years.

published : 13 Oct 2017

Six inter-State dacoits arrested

AN inter-State gang of dacoits was busted and six of its members were arrested with arms by Jajpur Road police on Monday.

published : 04 Oct 2017

CBI books former Orissa HC judge IM Quddusi in corruption case

The agency has filed a FIR against the judge under prevention of corruption act and IPC 120B.

published : 20 Sep 2017

Five-hour reign of rogue state

During the hartal called by BJD, students, women and even ambulances were attacked by marauding party workers

published : 19 Sep 2017

BJD hartal over fuel price hike hits normal life 

Normal life was hit for five hours at Rourkela and rest of industrial district of Sundargarh with the ‘Hak Ki Hartal’ of the ruling BJD to protest fuel price hike evoking total response.

published : 19 Sep 2017

Killers of BJD leader identified

Police on Monday claimed to have identified the killers of BJD leader and councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan who was hacked to death in broad daylight a couple of days back. 

published : 19 Sep 2017

Ambulance failure, BJD hartal force woman to deliver on road in Rayagada

A Pregnant woman had to deliver on road in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district after 102 or 108 ambulances failed to turn up. 

published : 19 Sep 2017

BJD unleashing terror on streets: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas

Claiming that the hartal was targeted against him, Dharmendra Pradhan said, he has no objection to BJD criticising him but the ruling party should refrain from hurting the public.

published : 19 Sep 2017

Dear CM, you lost my respect, shocked woman tweets after BJD activists block her way to hospital

Sagarika Kar's posts garnered huge response as people expressed their concern not only for her welfare but also about the state of affairs in the State.

published : 19 Sep 2017

Baijayant Panda slams violence, Prashant Nanda questions loyalty

Violence by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers during the five-hour hartal on Monday has come in for all round condemnation including senior party MP Baijayant Panda.

published : 19 Sep 2017

Vox populi: the worst bandh

What was supposed to be a ‘peaceful’ agitation turned so disruptive on Monday that unruly BJD workers misbehaved with women, harassed commuters, damaged vehicles and did not even spare ambulances carrying critical patients.

published : 19 Sep 2017

WATCH | BJD’s peaceful hartal in Odisha turns disruptive: Ambulances stopped, women harassed, commuters harried, shops forced shut

Normal life was hit in Bhubaneswar and many parts of the state as a result of the shutdown, which was to be peaceful and voluntary.

published : 18 Sep 2017

50 students fall ill after eating phenyl-laced mid-day meal in Odisha

Students complained of stomach pain and vomiting after eating the food and were taken to the Janbai dispensary before being shifted to the Balimela Dam Project Hospital in Chitrakonda.

published : 15 Sep 2017