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Odisha: BJP demands deployment of special protection force in Ganjam panchayat polls

January 08, 2017 2:13 pm

"We doubt if the elections will be free and fair with the local police on election duty because we feel it will favour the ruling party," said BJP's Odisha unit Secretary and spokesperson Golak Mohapatra.

Odisha, Chhattisgarh express concern on Polavaram design flood

December 08, 2016 2:13 pm

Lok Sabha informed that concerns were raised by governments of Odhisa and Chattisgarh with regard to design flood and back water calculations of the Polavaram project.

Odisha: 68 estuarine crocodile nests found in Bhitarkanika National Park

June 13, 2016 1:51 pm

The nests were sighted by wildlife enumerators of the forest department.

Odisha: OTDC planning to spend Rs 1.15 crore to re-develop old temple

June 12, 2016 1:28 pm

The temple holds significance for the people of Odisha as Maa Budhi Thakurani is regarded as the deity of Silk City

8th century temple discovered while renovating another in Odisha

June 10, 2016 4:25 pm

Remnants of a Parvati temple were discovered in the process of renovating the Bateswar temple. A temple priest said some idols were also discovered inside this temple.

PM Modi's speech in Balasore, Odisha in ten tweets

June 02, 2016 3:11 pm

This was PM Modi's fourth trip to Odisha in the last two years

The constant struggles and lasting popularity of jatra groups in Odisha

May 22, 2016 12:21 am

When a bus plunged into a gorge wiping out nearly an entire jatra troupe in Odisha, it was a reminder of the lives on the road the state’s 100-odd such groups lead. Photographs: CHANDRA SEKHAR SAHOO

In Odisha, leprosy patients can now contest rural polls

May 17, 2016 1:08 am

Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak had recently told the Assembly that 2.12 lakh people were found to be suffering from leprosy in the state since 2001.

Nabarangpur: Poorest district leaps to top 5 in Odisha with 92 per cent pass in Class X

May 11, 2016 5:44 am

Class X results declared on May 2, standing fifth among the state’s 30 districts.

Odisha: Marriage prospects take a hit due to water shortage in 8 villages

May 04, 2016 6:23 pm

Rabindra Jena, who represents Balasore in Odisha, spoke of the peculiar problem saying that the water table has gone so down that one cannot get water even 1,000 feet depth.


BSE Odisha Results 2016 declared: Check HSC results on &

April 27, 2016 11:25 am now has the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha results of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations.


What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

June 18, 2020 2:30 pm

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

Sudarsan Pattnaik draws sand sculpture to welcome General Budget

February 29, 2016 6:05 am

Puri (Odisha), Feb 29 (ANI): Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik drew a sand sculpture at the Puri beach of Odisha on the eve of General Budget 2016-17. Patnaik drew a similar sand art earlier to welcome the Rail Budget. The Padma Shri awardee artist, who has won many international and national awards, always tries to give a social message through his sand art.

Five militants of banned organisation held in Bhubaneswar

February 18, 2016 8:10 am

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (ANI): The police on Wednesday night arrested five militants, belonging to banned Students Islamic Movement, in Odisha. Acting on an intelligence input, a police team carried out raids in Rourkela district and apprehended the ultras after a brief gun battle. The arrested ultras had escaped from a jail in Khandwa district of of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Director General of Odisha police Kanwar Brajesh Singh said they were involved in blasts, killing of two policemen and bank robbery. Police will produce them before a court to seek remand for further interrogation.

Four terror suspects escape from hotel in Bhubaneswar

January 26, 2016 5:34 pm

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (ANI): As many as four terror suspects fled from a hotel in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city on Tuesday. Shiv Narayan Mahapatra, Hotel Manager of Arya Mahal, said that they fled after they were asked to provide their identity proofs. The incident was reported from Hotel Arya Mahal in Bhubaneswar and a search operation is on to nab the suspects.

Scores of dead turtles wash ashore in Odisha

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

Puri, Jan 21 (ANI): Over 150 Olive Ridley sea turtles and a few dolphins washed ashore dead in Odisha. Vultures gathered around turtles and dolphins carcasses on a beach near Pantha Niwas in Puri. Haunted by the sight, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik made sand sculptures of the turtles, along with a message reading ‘Give us Space to Live’. Pattnaik said the government should look into the matter and find out why turtles, dolphins and whales are dying so frequently in large numbers. The turtles died due to number of reasons, including entangling in the net of trawlers and garbage that pollutes the sea water.

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

August 17, 2015 6:01 pm

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE:

Nabrangpur District Zero: Independence Day Special

August 17, 2015 5:48 pm

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