• Odisha: Uncertainty cloud on Sambalpur water treatment plant with COVID-19 crisis 20 Jun 2020 03:22 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The COVID-19 crisis has cast a cloud of uncertainty over completion of the water treatment plant project that would resolve the drinking water crisis of Burla. The Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO), the …
  • Super-speciality building for VIMSAR in Odisha's Sambalpur set for December date 20 Jun 2020 03:22 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The work on the six-storey super-speciality building on the premises of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla is likely to be completed by December this year. The new target for …
  • Sambalpur celebrates divine wedding 'Sital Sasthi' under COVID-19 shadow 28 May 2020 04:37 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: For the first time in the history of Sital Sasthi celebrations in Sambalpur, the divine wedding of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati was solemnized in a low-key manner on Wednesday. In wake of the Covid-19 health …
  • Over 30,000 get jobs under MGNREGS in Sambalpur 25 May 2020 05:08 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Even as the ongoing lockdown has resulted in mass unemployment in villages, the adminstration gave jobs to as many as 30,670 people under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) across nine …
  • Lockdown hits livelihood of Sambalpur bidi rollers 19 May 2020 00:07 Sambalpur: The lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has hit the bidi rollers in the district. While there are 27 registered bidi companies in the district, only around five are running now, affecting livelihood of a large section of 1.45 lakh …
  • 18-year-old youth tests COVID-19 positive in Sambalpur; first case in village 18 May 2020 04:13 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Sambalpur recorded its first coronavirus case after an 18-year-old youth from Khandam village in Tribanpur panchayat of Rairakhol block tested positive on Sunday. Collector Subham Saxena said the youth had returned from …
  • State sees 91 new cases, infection spreads to Sambalpur 18 May 2020 01:39 Bhubaneswar: The state recorded 91 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, pushing its total number of cases to 828. It also recorded its fourth death, taking the number of people who have succumbed to Covid-19 to four. Twenty-four patients were …
  • Locals trained to operate combine harvesters in Odisha's Sambalpur 15 May 2020 06:59 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Agriculture department has trained 50 persons from the district to operate combine harvesters to help farmers engaged in rabi paddy harvesting. Chief District Agriculture Officer Santosh Ray said training was imparted …
  • COVID-19 lockdown effect: IIM-Sambalpur in Odisha to hold online examination for first year students 15 May 2020 06:58 By PTI SAMBALPUR: The Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-S) has decided to conduct the end term examinations of the first year MBA students using the online proctoring system in view of the lockdown imposed to prevent Coronavirus spread. IIM-S …
  • Tribal village in Sambalpur contributes to PM CARES 17 Apr 2020 23:21
  • Two UPHCs to provide 24X7 health service in Sambalpur 09 Apr 2020 00:35
  • Sambalpur starts doorstep delivery of vegetables 06 Apr 2020 00:26
  • Slum sanitation ignored in Odisha's Sambalpur amid coronavirus fight 03 Apr 2020 06:28 Express News Service SAMBALPUR: In its efforts to tackle coronavirus, the district administration seems to have turned a blind eye to a large population in slums and smaller localities in the city which continues to practice open defecation and community …
  • Sambalpur's busy Golebazar market gets new address amid coronavirus lockdown 01 Apr 2020 08:07 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to shift a major portion of the Golebazar vegetable market to a field in front of its office building from Wednesday. Despite awareness drives and police intervention, …
  • Odisha planning to set up second Covid-19 testing lab at Sambalpur hospital 26 Mar 2020 07:38
  • COVID-19: Quarantine centres opened in 66 places across Sambalpur in Odisha 21 Mar 2020 15:44 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Sambalpur administration has set up quarantine centres in 30 places across all sub-divisions and 36 other areas under civic body limits, with more people returning to the district from coronavirus affected states and …
  • Coronavirus: People in Odisha's Sambalpur ditch buses for safety 19 Mar 2020 02:59 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The coronavirus scare has kept people away from public transport in Sambalpur. Both the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) and private buses are witnessing a steep decline in number of passengers for fear of …
  • Corona fear leaves tourist places in Sambalpur empty 18 Mar 2020 03:18 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Tourist destinations in and around Sambalpur city wore a deserted look on Tuesday as people avoided moving out amid fears around coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak. Samaleswari temple, the abode of presiding deity of …
  • Odisha: Five held for threatening Sambalpur officer 07 Mar 2020 22:32
  • Bhim Army bandh throws life out of gear in Odisha's Sambalpur 24 Feb 2020 12:35 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Normal life was affected in the district on Sunday due to a 12-hour dawn to dusk ‘Bharat bandh’ called by Bhim Army against the Supreme Court verdict on reservation. The apex court had ruled that States are not bound to …
  • Sambalpur varsity officials clueless, raids continue 16 Feb 2020 06:10 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Three days after question papers of Zoology and Chemistry of Plus Three Science third semester examination of Sambalpur University were leaked, the authorities remain clueless on the matter.  However, the squads formed by …
  • ORMAS to set up crafts emporium in Sambalpur 12 Feb 2020 04:27 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  In a bid to promote local handicraft products, the Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) has decided to establish a crafts emporium in the city. Laxmipriya Store, located outside the office of District …
  • Reaction to Union Budget 2020 - Professor Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur 03 Feb 2020 08:43 The Union Budget for FY20-21 has put emphasis on Aspirational India and a Caring Society for a more inclusive budget that would benefit all sections of the society. There are two sides to the budget that was announced today. The positive side is that the …
  • Freedom fighters museum in Sambalpur abandoned 26 Jan 2020 04:53 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Even after four years of its inauguration, the Western Odisha Freedom Fighters Memorial Hall and Museum in Sambalpur is yet to be opened for public. Set up at Gourisankar Sahani Park, the museum has no artefact or any …
  • ‘High-Risk Mother Tracking’ app curbs IMR, MMR in Odisha's Sambalpur 25 Jan 2020 03:28 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: A mobile-based software application has proved to be a boon for district administration in curbing maternal and infant mortality to a large extent in Sambalpur. From 52 maternal deaths resulting out of pregnancy or …
  • Four killed as truck runs over makeshift shops in Odisha's Sambalpur 21 Jan 2020 11:45 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Four persons died and four others suffered critical injuries after a truck ran over makeshift shops on the roadside ar Paramanapur area in Sambalpur district on Tuesday morning. The shops set up on January 16, sources …
  • Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation to develop MSME Park in Sambalpur 20 Jan 2020 04:38 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) will soon develop an MSME Park at Basantpur on the outskirts of the city. The park will be developed on 50 acre of 100-acre land, brought by Idco for Rs 2 …
  • Sambalpur farmer strikes gold with roses 16 Jan 2020 18:52 Express News Service SAMBALPUR: TWO years back when Western Odisha saw many traditional paddy farmers ending their lives over crop  failure, Soubhagya Nayak smelled an opportunity in rose farming. Today, he is making close to a lakh every  month by selling …
  • Sambalpur varsity to publish book on Western Odisha 26 Dec 2019 05:12 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: In a bid to popularise history, language, art and culture of Western Odisha, the  Sambalpur University will soon publish an Odia book, ‘Paschim Odisha ra Parichaya’. Editor of the book and retired Odia professor of the …
  • ATM card cloning gang busted, 4 arrested in Sambalpur 21 Dec 2019 01:54 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Sambalpur Police on Friday apprehended four members of a gang allegedly involved in inter-state ATM skimming and cloning and recovered from their possession close to three dozen cards and Rs 1.46 lakh in cash. The four …
  • Sambalpur University to reclaim encroached land 21 Dec 2019 01:54 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: In a bid to reclaim land for new development projects, the Sambalpur University has started work on identifying and demarcating encroachments. The university has Record of Rights (RoR) over 670 acres of land most of which …
  • SHGs to collect power bills in Sambalpur circle from January 20 Dec 2019 06:47 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Women  SHGs will collect electricity bills from consumers within Sambalpur circle of WESCO from January. The circle comprises Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Deogarh. At present, only 31 per cent users in Sambalpur circle are …
  • Odisha's Sambalpur to have NIFT sub-centre soon 08 Dec 2019 08:46 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: A sub-centre of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhubaneswar will be set up in Sambalpur soon. Addressing media persons here on Saturday, Sambalpur Collector Subham Saxena said, “While there is already a …
  • Sambalpur flyover work to be completed by September 2020 25 Nov 2019 04:27 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Work on the flyover connecting Church Colony with Nelson Mandela Chowk in the city will be completed by September next year.  Executive Engineer of PWD, Division I, Sambalpur, Bijay Mohanty said Panda Infraproject Limited …
  • Irked with delay in paddy procurement, farmers block Sambalpur Collectorate in Odisha 19 Nov 2019 01:50 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Protesting introduction of centralised token system that has led to delay in paddy procurement, farmers on Monday blocked the collectorate here for more than four hours by keeping paddy laden trucks at all four gates. The …
  • Food ATM in Sambalpur city  13 Nov 2019 05:50 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Sambalpur city got its first food ATM on Tuesday. Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC), in collaboration with ‘Swaichha’, a local social organisation, launched the food ATM, named Trupti, near the district headquarters …
  • Illegal parking near shopping malls in Odisha's Sambalpur compounds traffic woes 12 Nov 2019 02:02 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Unauthorised parking on roads in front of shopping malls has compounded the traffic woes of residents of Sambalpur. In the last few months, a number of shopping centres and malls have mushroomed in the city, three of …
  • Odisha: Over 70 shops gutted in fire at Golbazar Market, Sambalpur 28 Oct 2019 12:29 Sambalpur: More than 70 shops were gutted following a massive fire that broke out in the Golbazar vegetable market of Sambalpur Town in Odisha on Monday morning. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and managed to put out the fire two hours after it broke …
  • Aditya Aluminium sets up 24 MW solar plant in Sambalpur district 22 Oct 2019 10:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Aditya Aluminium, a unit of the metal business of Aditya Birla Group, has set up a 24-MW solar power plant at Lapanga in Sambalpur district. Established at an investment of `151 crore, the plant is spread across 144 …
  • NBCC India Ltd receives LoA from IIM Sambalpur 09 Sep 2019 12:43 NBCC (India) Limited has received a Letter of Award (LoA) of work from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur to provide Project Management Consultancy for the development of permanent campus (Phase-1 works). The estimated project cost is Rs. 421 …
  • 115 thatched houses damaged in heavy rains in Sambalpur 09 Sep 2019 07:31 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: As many as 115 thatched houses were damaged due to heavy rains in the last 24 hours in the district. Official sources said 90 thatched houses were partially damaged and 12 fully damaged in Sambalpur Municipal Corporation …
  • Criminal caught after encounter in Sambalpur 03 Sep 2019 01:30 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Police on Monday nabbed a notorious criminal following an encounter near the city railway station here. The criminal Mosim Akhtar has sustained bullet injury on his right leg while an assistant sub-inspector Md Jahangir …
  • Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line work in Odisha put on track 25 Aug 2019 03:21 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  The much-awaited Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line is likely to see the light of the day as the Railway Board has given green signal for its Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey (PETS) recently. Odisha Rail …
  • Engineering students ragged by seniors in Odisha's Sambalpur; probe ordered 23 Aug 2019 09:33 After videos went viral, Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak took cognizance of matter and ordered probe. Sambalpur: First-year engineering students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla in Odisha…
  • No ultrasound operator in Sambalpur District Headquarters Hospital 04 Aug 2019 02:15 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Patients in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in  Sambalpur are being forced to depend on private clinics for ultrasound test as the facility in the DHH is not being used for the last one week. There are no staff …
  • Jayashree murder: Sambalpur Court allows DNA profiling  01 Aug 2019 04:03 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  The Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court on Wednesday granted permission for DNA profiling of remains of Jayashree Mishra of Nandapada, who was murdered eight years back. Police had recovered exhumed remains of the …
  • Check dams on nullahs to tide over water crisis of Sambalpur farmers 29 Jul 2019 04:08 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The district administration has decided to construct check dams on nullahs to tide over water crisis faced by farmers during Kharif season due to erratic rainfall. In the first phase, dams will be set up on nullahs …
  • Odisha's Sambalpur University signs MoU with AHRCC 20 Jul 2019 01:39 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Sambalpur University has signed an MoU with Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre to introduce an internship programme for students pursuing the newly introduced Medical Physics course (MSc). The MoU was signed between …
  • No check on open defecation in Sambalpur city 07 Jul 2019 05:20 Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Over 17,000 households in Sambalpur city do not have a toilet even as the district has achieved 100 per cent toilet coverage and bagged Open Defecation Free (ODF) tag under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural). While the …
  • Rains lay bare Sambalpur Municipal Corporation’s monsoon preparedness in Odisha 04 Jul 2019 05:06 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The first rain of monsoon on Monday provided some relief from the sweltering heat. It also exposed the shortcomings of the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) and its capability to prevent water-logging in the city. …
  • Of 98 students, 50 are girls in IIM-Sambalpur’s 2019 batch 02 Jul 2019 09:12 IIM-Sambalpur students at their convocation. (Photo credit: official website) More than 50 per cent of the students who took admission in the Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-S) this academic session are girls, an official said. Of the 98 …
  • Seed worry for farmers in Odisha's Sambalpur 29 Jun 2019 04:04 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: With kharif cultivation setting off, the agriculture department is grappling with a situation of distrust among farmers over its facilitation services. Expressing open discontent over poor quality of paddy seeds supplied …
  • Sambalpur varsity discontinues three MPhil courses 11 Jun 2019 07:06 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Sambalpur University has discontinued M Phil courses in Hindi, Performing Arts and Social Work due to a shortage of teaching staff.  As per UGC regulations 2009, three MPhil students can be guided by a professor, two by …
  • Internal bickering in BJD led to Raseswari Panigrahi's defeat in Sambalpur 27 May 2019 08:12 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Intra-party squabble in the ruling BJD has led to defeat of first woman legislator from Sambalpur Assembly constituency Raseswari Panigrahi. Raseswari was defeated by veteran BJP leader and former Minister Jayanarayan …
  • Sambalpur fails to achieve soil sample analysis target 22 May 2019 05:58 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Sambalpur district has failed to achieve the target for soil sample analysis during the last two  years for distribution of soil health card to farmers under Soil Health Card Scheme Cycle II. This is due to mandatory …
  • Sambalpur soil testing lab to be upgraded 20 May 2019 06:38 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: THE Soil Testing Laboratory, Sambalpur, will be upgraded as a referral laboratory.  Informing this, Soil Chemist, Sambalpur, Babaji Charan Sethy said Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MPAES), a sophisticated …
  • ‘Mango Bazaar’ to check distress sale in Sambalpur 11 May 2019 06:29 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: In order to provide marketing linkage for locally grown king of fruits, the district administration has decided to set up a ‘Mango Bazaar’ for mango growers. The market will open on May 25 and continue till June 15.  In a …
  • Direct fight between BJD and BJP on cards in Sambalpur segment 22 Apr 2019 05:56 Express News Service SAMBALPUR: With Congress fielding a relatively weak candidate for the coveted Sambalpur Assembly segment, a direct fight is on cards between sitting BJD MLA Raseswari Panigrahi and former Minister Jayanarayan Mishra of BJP. Raseswari, …
  • Last-ditch efforts to woo voters in Sambalpur 21 Apr 2019 06:53 Express News Service SAMBALPUR: With few hours left for campaigning to end, last-ditch efforts by the candidates are on to woo voters in Sambalpur Parliamentary constituency. While BJP and BJD have been aggressive in their campaign since the beginning, …
  • TNIE campaign reaches old localities of Sambalpur 19 Apr 2019 06:23 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Voters’ Awareness Campaign by The New Indian Express (TNIE) reached the old localities of Sambalpur town on Thursday. The campaign van moved through Kunjelpada, Jhaduapara, Nandapara and Dalaipara localities. It …
  • TNIE election campaign van flagged off in Sambalpur 16 Apr 2019 05:25 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Aimed at achieving 100 percent voter turnout, a campaign van of The New Indian Express (TNIE) was flagged off here on Monday.  The initiative has been undertaken by TNIE under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral …
  • Karnataka: Railways to run Sambalpur-Banasawdi special train till June end 30 Mar 2019 09:58
  • Stray dogs rule the roads in Sambalpur 30 Mar 2019 05:49 Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Five months back, panic gripped Stationpara area here after a stray bog bit a seven-year-old boy, Chotu Deep, while he was playing. Chotu fell on the ground leading to head injury. After treatment at SCB Medical College and …
  • Odisha’s second drug testing lab to come up at Sambalpur 04 Feb 2019 06:29 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The State’s second drug testing laboratory will come up at Sambalpur soon.  Proposing to set up two testing laboratories at Sambalpur and Berhampur, the State Government had sought land for the purpose in March, 2017. …
  • Odisha's Sambalpur battles traffic blues 20 Jan 2019 01:46 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Delay in construction of the longest flyover in Sambalpur has spawned a host of traffic woes. With the number of vehicles hitting the road skyrocketing every year, the city is now battling massive traffic congestion with …
  • District administration gives Sambalpur Lok Mahotsav fest a miss 03 Jan 2019 06:50 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Uncertainty looms over Sambalpur Lok Mahotsav this year due to the ongoing lawyers agitation over Orissa High Court bench demand. It is during this time of the year that the three-day event, considered the first folk …
  • Ailing elephant tranquillised for treatment in Sambalpur 24 Dec 2018 03:58 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: An ailing male elephant was tranquillised by Forest department officials with the help of a team from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar for treatment of injuries on Sunday. The pachyderm …
  • Sambalpur civic body to install reverse vending machines 23 Dec 2018 13:45 (Representational image) Recyclable plastic bottles in VietnamReuters/Nguyen Huy Kham The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) is planning to install Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) in the west Odisha city to deal with plastic waste and disuade people …
  • Junior doctors from VIMSAR in Sambalpur seek permission for ‘maggot therapy’ 05 Dec 2018 06:21 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR : As a mark of protest against the State Government’s indifference towards their demand, the agitating junior doctors of VIMSAR have resorted to a novel approach. The members of Junior Doctor’s Association (JDA) on Tuesday …
  • Sambalpur University +3 second year results 2018 declared at suniv.ac.in 13 Nov 2018 07:40 By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2018 10:30:41 am Sambalpur University +3 results: The result is also available at indiaresults.com Sambalpur University +3 results: The results of the +3 second year of Sambalpur University exams 2018 …
  • Sambalpur three years ahead on plastic ban 02 Oct 2018 01:36 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Even as the State Government’s plastic ban order will come into force in six cities from Tuesday, the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) had prohibited use of polythene products more than three years ago and succeeded …
  • Odisha govt, Centre spar over the issue of land allotment to IIM-Sambalpur 24 Sep 2018 20:33 The Centre and the Odisha government are at loggerheads over the issue of land allotment to premier B-school Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-S). With both the Centre and the state stubborn on their demand regarding taking ownership of the …
  • Work on Sambalpur subway in Odisha yet to be completed 20 Sep 2018 02:03 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Even though the State Government had set a target to complete the work on Limited Height Subway (LHS) to connect Sakhipada with Jagannath Colony in the city by June last year, it is yet to be completed. Sambalpur …
  • 11 gone already, more students may leave IIM-Sambalpur over lack of hostels 10 Sep 2018 14:14 Efforts by IIM Sambalpur to curb the exit of students from its campus seem to have come a cropper, with 15 students still languishing in the dormitories of Sambalpur University. Many of them are likely to leave the campus, following the example of 11 who …
  • Students leaving IIM Sambalpur due to shortage of hostel rooms 10 Sep 2018 11:53 By: PTI | Sambalpur | Updated: September 10, 2018 4:15:35 pm There were 111 students when the classes started but now the number of students has decreased to 99 as the institute was not able to provide hostel rooms to some students, IIM(S) director Mahadeo …
  • Rs 401.94 cr for IIM Sambalpur's permanent campus 06 Sep 2018 03:39 BHUBANESWAR: The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Rs 401.94 crore for the establishment and operationalization of permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur. The cabinet also approved fund for …
  • Rs 401.9 crore for IIM-Sambalpur permanent campus 05 Sep 2018 23:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:THE Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved establishment of permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management-Sambalpur (IIM-Sambalpur). An amount of `401.94 crore has been …
  • Odisha: Woman kidnapped and raped for ten days in Sambalpur 09 Aug 2018 13:33 Odisha: Woman kidnapped and raped for ten days in Sambalpur A 22-year-old woman has been allegedly abducted and raped for about ten days by a man in Kuchinda area of Odisha's Sambalpur district, police said. Somya Ranjan Dharua (28) was allegedly …
  • 22-yr-old woman abducted, raped for 10 days at gunpoint Odisha's Sambalpur 09 Aug 2018 13:13 Parents of victim did not complain to police out of fear, the rape survivor managed to escape from the clutches of the accused on July 30. Sambalpur (Odisha): A 22-year-old woman has been allegedly abducted and raped for about ten days by a man in Kuchinda …
  • Sambalpur Railway division sets subway record 07 Jul 2018 02:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Sambalpur division of East Coast Railway has set a milestone in the history of Indian Railways by setting up six limited height subways at one go. The limited height subways were fixed in place of all unmanned level …
  • Sital Sasthi Yatra fervour grips Sambalpur 14 Jun 2018 01:58 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Festive mood is picking up in the city for the three-day Sital Sasthi Yatra scheduled to begin from June 17 with Nandapada committee performing ‘Patra Pendi’ rituals of Balunkeswar Baba on Wednesday night.   The Sital …
  • Odisha: Pradhan dines at Dalit's home in Sambalpur 10 Jun 2018 17:36 [India], Jun 10 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan ate food at a Dalit's house in Sambalpur's Kharsanmal village on Sunday. This came after a family member of the Dalit family named Dileep Kusum invited the union …
  • Gang-rape victim cremated in Sambalpur of Odisha 25 May 2018 00:18 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The body of 15-year-old gang-rape victim of Sason under Sason police limits in the district was cremated on Thursday, a day after she allegedly committed suicide by hanging.Police handed over the body to her family …
  • Sambalpur University declares +3 final year result for Arts, Commerce, Science streams 19 May 2018 10:53
  • Live Breaking News May 5: Five arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl in Sambalpur, Odisha 05 May 2018 16:15 IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 09:37 pm: Kangra: Two men died after they shot at …
  • IIM Sambalpur to tap corporates, entrepreneurs for Smart Villages 04 May 2018 13:36 At a time when governments are obsessed with building Smart Cities, premier B school — Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur plans to unlock value in Odisha's rural hinterland. In a first, the institute aims to develop 'Smart Villages…
  • Pilgrimage train for senior citizens flagged off from Sambalpur station 17 Apr 2018 11:20 — By PTI | Apr 17, 2018 01:35 pm Sambalpur: A special pilgrimage train for senior citizens, under the Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana, has been flagged off from Sambalpur station by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The train, flagged off through …
  • Indian Institute of Management-Sambalpur plan to develop Smart villages 15 Apr 2018 02:22 SAMBALPUR:  IN a landmark proposal, the Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-S) has planned to develop a business model taking two clusters of proposed Smart villages and bring about  economic and social development of the residents of the …
  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to visit Sambalpur today 15 Apr 2018 02:22 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File | PTI) SAMBALPUR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit Sambalpur on Sunday. During his visit, the Chief Minister is scheduled to attend the 2nd Annual Convocation of  IIM, Sambalpur at Sambalpur University  and address …
  • ‘Mahanadi Yatra’ reaches Sambalpur 13 Apr 2018 01:09 SAMBALPUR: All the gates of Kalma barrage in Chhattisgarh should be opened and flow of water into Mahandi river should not be restricted till pronouncement of any verdict by the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal, said Mahanadi Bachao Andolan convener …
  • Rampant encroachment dries up water bodies in Sambalpur 25 Mar 2018 01:44 SAMBALPUR: Prior to construction of Hirakud Dam, traditional water harvesting structures (TWHS) were the mainstay of water resources and these catered to all the water needs of the local population, including irrigation. The TWHS were so designed that one …
  • Four stadiums to come up in Sambalpur 22 Mar 2018 02:23 SAMBALPUR: Four playgrounds at Singhpali near Kainsir, Hirakud College, Burla NAC College and Mirgamunda area in the city will be transformed into mini-stadiums. District Sports Officer (DSO), Upendra Satpathy, said the estimated cost for development of …
  • Sambalpur in jaundice grip 17 Mar 2018 19:24 Sambalpur: Twenty-three cases of jaundice have been reported from various parts of the city, causing fear among the people. Despite cleaning drive initiated by the district administration and the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation, seven new cases have been …
  • Sambalpur University +3 result 2017 for arts, science, commerce declared at orissaresults.nic.in 15 Mar 2018 07:32 Sambalpur university result: The results of all streams — arts, science and commerce — have been uploaded on the official websites Sambalpur University results: The results of the +3 first year of Sambalpur University examination 2017 have been released at …
  • Ancient stone sculpture of dancing Shiva unearthed at Sambalpur 09 Mar 2018 01:10 SAMBALPUR: The recovery of an ancient stone sculpture of Nataraja at Dungrapali, located on downstream of Hirakud Dam, by teams of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is believed to throw more light on the flourishing Shaivism  in …
  • Sambalpur IIM to double student seats 27 Feb 2018 19:10 Sambalpur: The strength of the Indian Institute of Management here will increase from existing 60 to 120 seats from the next academic session. The institute will be shifted to a new building on the Sambalpur University campus in Burla. The institute …
  • Four months after 12  new buses flagged off, only two are operating in Sambalpur 15 Feb 2018 03:06 SAMBALPUR: Four months after 12 new city buses were flagged off in Sambalpur, only two are operating in the city now. The remaining 10 buses are lying unused. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had flagged off the new buses on September 22 last year to …
  • Sambalpur erupts over custody death 09 Feb 2018 19:55 Smoke billows from the Ainthapali police station in Sambalpur on Friday. Telegraph picture Sambalpur: A mob ransacked and set on fire the town's Ainthapali police station on Friday following the death of a theft case accused in its custody. Stacks of …
  • Police station set on fire, high alert in Sambalpur 09 Feb 2018 08:48 SAMBALPUR: The alleged custodial death of a 22-year-old theft accused, Abinash Munda of Bhalupali, turned the Ainthapali police station in the city into a war zone on Friday morning. High alert has been sounded in Sambalpur city in the wake of the riot- …
  • Sambalpur news 09 Feb 2018 07:01 SAMBALPUR: The alleged custodial death of a 22-year-old theft accused, Abinash Munda of Bhalupali, turned the Ainthapali police station in the city into a war zone on Friday morning. High alert has been sounded in Sambalpur city in the wake of the riot- …
  • Odisha: Four more districts opt for weekend shutdowns 03 Jul 2020 11:39 SAMBALPUR/ANGUL/BALANGIR: While the state government has decided to impose weekend shutdowns in July in 10 districts having more than 50 active positive cases, the administrations of four other districts — Bargarh, Balangir, Kendrapada and …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 8000-mark 03 Jul 2020 09:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported its biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of cases to zoom past the 8000 mark. Two more persons also succumbed to the highly infectious disease …
  • TUs oppose Centre’s move to open up coal sector for pvt players 02 Jul 2020 23:48 Angul/Bhubaneswar: Coal production and despatch at Talcher and Ib Valley have been disrupted as the trade unions working in the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) went on a three-day strike from Thursday opposing the Centre’s decision to open up the …
  • Sacked cop arrested for minor’s gang rape in Odisha 02 Jul 2020 08:37 Representative Image BHUBANESWAR: Ananda Majhi, former inspector in-charge (IIC) of Biramitrapur police station in Sundargarh district, was arrested on Wednesday for the alleged gang rape of a minor inside the police station. He was allegedly hiding in a …
  • Odisha crime branch arrests dismissed cop for 'raping' minor inside police station 01 Jul 2020 13:42 Representative Image BHUBANESWAR: A day after taking up investigation into the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl inside Biramitrapur police station in Sundargarh district recently, the state Crime Branch arrested the police station’s former inspector-in- …
  • Jindal Steel sells entire stake in Oman plant for over $1 billion 30 Jun 2020 20:53 Jindal Steel & Power (Mauritius), or JSPML, a subsidiary of Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) said on Tuesday that it has accepted a binding offer from Templar Investments to divest its entire stake in its Oman asset, Jindal Shadeed Iron …
  • Old legal cases haunt companies acquiring assets under IBC 30 Jun 2020 12:55 Two years after it was acquired, the old serious fraud cases of Bhushan Steel Ltd (now Tata Steel BSL) and its subsidiary Angul Energy Ltd, continue to haunt Tata Steel, raising questions on the legal liabilities on new owners acquiring stressed assets …
  • Odisha to conduct sero-survey in Puri, Bhubaneswar and three other districts 26 Jun 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The surge in Covid-19 cases has prompted Odisha Government to go for sero-survey of people to ascertain the extent of spread of the virus in the hotspots of the State. With the ongoing Rath Yatra festival in focus, the …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • Naveen Jindal hopes Lord Jagannath showers bless... 23 Jun 2020 11:12 NEW DELHI: Industrialist Naveen Jindal, who is also an ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath, took to Twitter on Tuesday to offer his greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of historic Rath Yatra. He shared a picture of himself with his wife Shallu …
  • No let-up in Covid cases in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 05:59 By Express News Service The Covid-19 cases across the State climbed by 179 in the last 24 hours with Ganjam reporting the highest of 57 cases. In the last three days, the district has reported 155 cases, including 31 frontline workers. Ganjam’s tally …
  • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited plans to invest Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha by 2023-24 20 Jun 2020 17:19 BHUBANESWAR: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of the Coal India Limited, has laid out an investment plan of about Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha by 2023-24 of which Rs 31,000 crore will be spent for development of mines and social infrastructure. …
  • MCL plans to invest Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha in five years 20 Jun 2020 15:21 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, on Saturday said it will invest Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha by 2025-26. With investment in acquisition of land for three new Mine, Develop and Operate projects, namely Siarmal (50 MTY) in …
  • One killed in jumbo attack in Odisha's Bantala forest range, fourth death in two months 20 Jun 2020 03:22 By Express News Service ANGUL: A 40-year-old man was trampled to death by two elephants in Bantala forest range here on Friday. He was identified as Sudam Pradhan of Bargonia village. Another man who was near the spot was also chased by the jumbos but …
  • 14 elephants died in Odisha during COVID-19 lockdown: Forest department 19 Jun 2020 03:36 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In last two-and-half months of lockdown, at least 14 elephants died in Odisha. The deaths are attributed to poaching, electrocution and other unknown reasons. The last four deaths, though, are clearly instances of poaching …
  • ISO certification to 14 stations of East Coast Railway 18 Jun 2020 19:49 Bhubaneswar railway station BHUBANESWAR: As many as 14 railway stations of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) have been awarded with ISO 14001:2015 certification for environmental management system and providing facilities to the passengers in a clean and green …
  • Pradhan seeks speedy completion of aluminium park at Angul 14 Jun 2020 06:51 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday reviewed the progress of the Angul aluminium park.Pradhan said the project should be completed as early as possible as it would promote downstream industries and …
  • Raja, a humble affair this year 14 Jun 2020 06:40 By Express News Service PARADIP/ANGUL/JAJPUR  : The Raja festival this year is going to be a private affair in households in the port city. The Covid-19 pandemic and cyclone Amphan have played spoilsport and the festival, which brings people …
  • Odisha’s Covid curve keeps climbing 13 Jun 2020 07:33 By Express News Service Two doctors of a health centre in Kalahandi are among the 112 new coronavirus positive cases that were reported in the State on Friday. Among three cases that came to fore in the Western Odisha district, two are AYUSH doctors of …
  • Deutsche Bank consortium puts Jindal Thermal deal on hold 09 Jun 2020 12:40 The consortium had been the sole bidder for the asset, and thus a resolution may be a long time in coming, according to two people aware of the development. JITPL is a 1,200 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Odisha’s Angul district, owned by the BC Jindal …
  • Sundari, now the tigress that no state wants 09 Jun 2020 03:30 National Tiger Conservation Authority has been asked to decide its fate of Sundari now. (File photo) BHOPAL: While the Maharashtra tiger is slowly adjusting to solitary confinement at Van Vihar Bhopal for three human kills, the stand-off has deepened …
  • Aircraft crash kills trainee pilot, trainer in Dhenkanal 09 Jun 2020 01:22 Angul: A two-seater training aircraft crashed at the airstrip of the Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) at Birasala in Dhenkanal district on Monday morning, killing a woman trainee pilot and her trainer, and prompting the Director General of …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Two docs test positive for COVID-19 at Rourkela hosp in Odisha 08 Jun 2020 05:19 Bhubaneswar: Two doctors at Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) in Sundergarh have tested positive for coronavirus, raising the number of medicos who have contracted the infection in Odisha to five, an official said. The doctors, both engaged in COVID-19 …
  • Odisha Plane Crash 08 Jun 2020 05:12 The aircraft crashed on airstrip during takeoff. ANGUL: Two persons, including a female trainee pilot were killed as a trainer aircraft crash landed at about 6.30am on Birasal airstrip on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Aanish Fatima (20) lady …
  • Odisha: Intra-state train services to start from Monday 07 Jun 2020 19:41 Representative image. BHUBANESWAR: Intra-state train services will start from Monday onwards. Six major trains will run in Odisha connecting Bhubaneswar with Sambalpur, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Koraput, Berhampur and Balangir. Tickets are available on passenger …
  • Live: 'India to take call on int'l flights when other nations ease curbs' 07 Jun 2020 17:22 366 stranded Odia migrants brought to Bhubaneswar in 3 special flights Three Air Asia special flights carrying stranded workers from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh arrived in Bhubaneswar with 122 passengers each on Sunday. Out of 366 migrants, 280 …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • No let up in COVID-19 situation in Odisha 03 Jun 2020 06:41 By Express News Service A Six-year-old boy is among the 141 Covid-19 positive cases that were detected across the State on Tuesday. The child was lodged in a temporary medical centre (TMC) along with his parents at Angul district. Collector Manoj Kumar …
  • Five special trains from June 8 03 Jun 2020 04:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Tuesday will run five special passenger trains within the State from June 8 to 30. The trains are Sambalpur- Khurda Road-Sambalpur Special, Bhubaneswar- Balangir-Bhubaneswar Special, …
  • Two health workers in Kendrapada among 105 new cases in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The state reported 105 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 1,948. Ten of those who tested positive are locals, including two health workers in …
  • Odisha schools to remain closed till July 14 01 Jun 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Schools in Odisha, which were scheduled to reopen on June 17, are likely to remain closed till July 14 owing to the new regulations under lockdown 5.0. The School and Mass Education department has submitted a proposal …
  • Bhubaneswar wakes up to late night mini storm 30 May 2020 04:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Residents of Bhubaneswar woke up to strong winds, lighting and thunderstorm on Friday morning. The wind accompanied with rain continued for an hour from around 3.30 am in the City. Odisha IMD said the wind with a speed …
  • COVID-19 lockdown aftermath: Bus services hit in Odisha's Angul 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service ANGUL: The fear of Covid-19 has badly hit bus services in the district. With no passenger turnout, buses remained off road on Friday even as the Government has allowed resumption of passenger transport services in full steam. As …
  • Daughter seals mother’s fate, for the second time as Orissa HC refuses interim bail for woman 29 May 2020 03:28 By Express News Service CUTTACK: When Kaberi Sahu was just seven years old, her testimony had sealed the fate of her mother and she was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for committing murder of her father along with her paramour.  After being …
  • No end to trouble for MSMEs in Odisha's Angul district amid COVID-19 lockdown 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service ANGUL: As the lockdown restrictions were eased in the second phase and further relaxations come into force from Monday, around 200 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the district have resumed their operations.The units …
  • Stranded due to lockdown, Angul native walks 170-km to reach home 13 Apr 2020 03:11 Express News Service ANGUL: With no work or money to sustain himself in the Capital City of Bhubaneswar amid the lockdown, a labourer walked for 170 km to reach his home in Angul district. He arrived at Pitri, 80 km away from his village, on Saturday night …
  • Covid-19: Nalco's Angul smelter runs smoothly with 3 months' stock of coal 27 Mar 2020 13:18 National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has overcome supply disruptions with adequate coal stocks piled up at the site of its smelting complex at Angul, some 160 km from here. The 0.46 million tonne capacity aluminium smelter of the state-owned producer is …
  • Angul BEd college stares at closure 07 Mar 2020 07:51 By Express News Service ANGUL: Nabakrushna Chaudhury College of Teacher Education, also known as Angul BEd College, is staring at closure due to lack of adequate teaching staff and own land. The college cannot invite admission to BEd and MEd courses for …
  • Revival plan of Talcher Fertiliser Plant in Odisha's Angul on fast track 20 Jan 2020 13:05 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The coal gasification based urea plant of Talcher Fertilisers Limited (TFL) will be commissioned in September 2023. "Commitment of more than Rs 8,000 has been made so far by TFL under various contracts. Pre-project …
  • JSPL resumes operations in coal gasification plant in Odisha’s Angul district 14 Jan 2020 05:26 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has resumed operations in its direct reduced iron (DRI) plant based on coal gasification process in Odidha’s Angul district. The facility, which has a production capacity of 1.80 MTPA, had halted its operations due to …
  • JSPL commissioned its 4th Coke Oven Battery at Angul Steel Plant 11 Dec 2019 05:53 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) has commissioned its 4th Coke Oven Battery at Angul plant making it self-sufficient in coke requirement. The Coke Oven consists of 4 nos. batteries of 45,000 tons each per month will be producing a total coke of 2.0 …
  • Centre drops Angul Aluminum Park 30 Nov 2019 06:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government’s push for setting up an aluminium park at Angul to attract investments and create job opportunities received a blow as the Centre dropped the project citing no visible progress due to resentment by …
  • V2 Retail Ltd opens new retail store at Angul Town 19 Nov 2019 06:41 V2 Retail Ltd has opened one operational Retail Store at Khata No.333 Plot No. 1068 MZ-Angul Town, Odisha-759122. Therefore currently 76 (Seventy Six) Retail stores are operational. Shares of V2 RETAIL LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.112 as compared to …
  • Nalco says Damanjodi plant, Angul CPP affected due to acute coal shortage 16 Oct 2019 13:38 National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has said that an acute coal shortage is affecting its smelter plant operations. In a press release, the company said it fully depends upon Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) for coal supply to its captive power plant ( …
  • Fighting Malnutrition In Odisha’s Angul, A Story That Inspires All 22 Sep 2019 07:07 Located in a remote corner of Odisha is a small district of about 6,232 square km, named Angul. A small district, it has got its own story to tell about its efforts in battling malnutrition and showing its people the path towards healthy life. Angul is …
  • Angul minor rape case: Chargesheet filed in one month 19 Aug 2019 06:25 By Express News Service ANGUL: In order to ensure speedy trial, Angul police on Saturday filed chargesheet against a 59-year-old man accused of raping a minor girl in the town last month in less than one month. The chargesheet was presented in the special …
  • One dead, three trapped as coal mine caves in Odisha's Angul district 25 Jul 2019 06:43 By Express News Service TALCHER (ODISHA): At least one miner was killed and three others were trapped following a strata collapse at an open cast coal mine at Bharatpur in Angul district. Sources said the incident took place at Bharatpur open cast project …
  • 1 killed, 3 feared dead in landslide at coal mine in Angul 24 Jul 2019 11:53 Angul: A worker was killed and three others are feared dead following a landslide at an open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL) in Bharatpur area of Odisha’s Angul district on Tuesday night. Nine injured workers were shifted to hospital after a …
  • Police conduct drive to check illegal cattle trade in Odisha's Angul 13 Jul 2019 03:10 By Express News Service ANGUL:  In a drive against cattle smuggling, Angul police has rescued as many as 800 cattle from Bantala, Jarapara and Banarpal areas. Police also seized nine containers besides several trucks and other vehicles used in carrying the …
  • JSPL’s Angul plant posts record production of hot metal 03 Jul 2019 17:05 Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) India’s largest blast furnace belonging to Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) produced its highest ever hot metal production of 10,845 metric tonne for a single day at its Angul plant in Odisha on Tuesday. It is also reported …
  • JSPL-Angul posts record production of Hot Metal 03 Jul 2019 13:45 India's largest Blast Furnace at JSPL Angul Odisha has produced its highest ever Hot Metal production of 10845 MT for a single day on 2nd July 2019. It is also reported that this is the ever highest production produced by any of the BFs in India. The …
  • Angul residents warn of mine bandh from June 30 28 Jun 2019 03:59 By Express News Service ANGUL: Accusing Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) of doing nothing on their demand for rehabilitation, villagers of Patharmunda at Kaniha have threatened to paralyse coal mine operation from June 30. In a notice to the local …
  • JSPL restarts 1.8 mtpa sponge plant at Angul 25 Mar 2019 11:39 Steel-maker Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) on Monday said it has restarted 1.8 million tonnes per annum sponge iron plant at Angul steel complex. The DRI (sponge iron) facility is powered by the coal gasification plant that converts high-ash coal to …
  • JSPL re-starts 1.8 MTPA Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant at Angul 25 Mar 2019 11:27 Guided by its production ramp up plan and supported by the healthy demand for steel in market, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has re-started its 1.8 MTPA Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant at the 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Complex at Angul (Odisha). …
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister lays foundation stone of Bokaro - Angul section of 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' 25 Dec 2018 03:03 Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of the Bokaro - Angul section of the Jagdishpur - Haldia & Bokaro - Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL), paving the way for the supply of natural gas for households, vehicles and …
  • Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL (India) Ltd.’s the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) 24 Dec 2018 13:02 Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL (India) Ltd.’s the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) on December 24, 2018 …
  • Hon’ble Prime Minister to lays foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline and GAIL’s Bokaro – Angul section of ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ 22 Dec 2018 14:41 Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL (India) Ltd.’s the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) on December 24, …
  • JSPL to build 2-mt cement plant close to Angul steel unit to tap synergies 30 Oct 2018 14:31 Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) plans to set up a two-million-tonne cement plant close to its steel plant at Angul in Odisha. The project is estimated to cost about Rs 5 billion and will come up within an industrial park being promoted by the Navin Jindal- …
  • NH violence: Angul BJP chief held 29 Oct 2018 04:02 By Express News Service ANGUL: Police on Sunday arrested district BJP president Bhagirathi Pradhan from Bhubaneswar for his involvement in NH violence that took place after an elderly man was allegedly killed by tigress Sundari at Tainsi village on October …
  • Jindal Steel and Power Ltd to enhance Angul plant's capacity to 20 mtpa by 2030 26 Oct 2018 11:21 BHUBANESWAR: The Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has set a target to increase its Angul plant's capacity to 20 mtpa by 2030, a top company official said today. This was revealed by JSPL chairman Navin Jindal, who earlier in the day met Odisha steel …
  • JSPL to set up Odisha's first private industrial park at Angul 12 Sep 2018 14:16 Naveen Jindal-owned Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) will set up Odisha’s first private industrial park adjacent to its 6 million tonne steel plant at Angul. Spread over 500 acres of land, the park will mainly house steel downstream, ancillary and …
  • Angul Aluminium Park a potential area for cooperation for Russian investment: Nalco 28 Aug 2018 17:01 New Delhi, Aug 28 () National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) today said it has pitched for Angul Aluminium Park as a potential area for collaboration with Russia for technology and investment. Angul Aluminium Park is a joint venture promoted by NALCO and …
  • Nalco plans Alloy Wire Rod manufacturing facility at Angul 10 Aug 2018 12:33 National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco), is planning to set up an Alloy Wire Rod manufacturing facility at its existing Smelter Plant at Angul, Odisha to cater to increasing demand for aluminium in power sector, particularly in power transmission. The …
  • JSPL's 4 steelmaking facilities at Angul plant to be inaugurated tomorrow 15 Jun 2018 10:42 JSPL today said Union Ministers Chaudhary Birender Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan will tomorrow dedicate to the nation its 3 MTPA basic oxygen furnace (BOF) at Angul steel plant in Odisha. Besides, the ministers will inaugurate a 2 MTPA DRI plant, a blast …
  • JSPL's 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant to be dedicated to the Nation at Angul on June 16th 2018 15 Jun 2018 10:17 Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) would be dedicating its core steelmaking facilities at India's Most Modern 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant to the Nation on June 16th 2018. The Dedication to the Nation of 4 steelmaking marvels will be done by Shri …
  • Bandh over poor health services hits life in Angul 13 Apr 2018 01:09 ANGUL:  Normal life came to a standstill in Angul as the bandh over deteriorating health services evoked total response on Thursday. The bandh call given by Angul Zilla Janjiban Surakhya Committee was also supported by various other organisations, …
  • JSPL hopes to achieve 85% capacity utilisation at Angul plant in 3-4 months 09 Apr 2018 13:02 KOLKATA: Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) hopes to achieve a capacity utilisation level of 85% in the next three to four months at its five million tonne integrated steel plant at Angul as part of its asset sweating roadmap. The company, which commissioned a …
  • Jumbo worry on highway in Angul 23 Mar 2018 21:57 Dhenkanal: Travelling on the National Highway No. 55 between the district and Angul has become a troublesome affair as elephants are often spotted crossing the road at three points resulting in traffic snarl. Officials had earlier said the jumbos blocked …
  • Angul police nab robbers 18 Mar 2018 21:02 Angul: Police busted a gang involved in snatching and other crimes in the Talcher-Angul belt. The gang was arrested when the police raided their hideout in the city on Saturday night. There were nine people in the gang out of which six were nabbed and the …
  • Culture event a hit in Angul 20 Jan 2018 19:56 Angul: Thousands thronged the three-day Angul Zila Mahostav as the festival, which concluded on Saturday, lined up several cultural and entertainment programmes. The Zila Sanskruti Parishad organised the fest. Parishad authorities had roped in cultural …
  • Italian delegation shows interest to invest in Nalco's Angul aluminium park 20 Jan 2018 15:32 A visiting high-level delegation from Italy has evinced interest in investing at the aluminium downstream park at Angul (Odisha). The cluster spreading 240 acres, is being developed jointly by National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and state-owned Odisha …
  • Jindal Steel & Power Ltd completes 250 Tonne Basic Oxygen Furnace at Angul, Odisha 29 Dec 2017 08:34 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has successfully completed a 250 Ton Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) marking the completion of its 6 MTPA integrated steel project at Angul, Odisha. With the completion of the new steel making facility, JSPL will utilize the …
  • Angul plant boost for Jindal Steel 26 Dec 2017 18:49 New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Tuesday said the completion of a three million tonnes per annum (MTPA) basic oxygen furnace at the company's Angul steel plant in Odisha had increased its production capacity to 11.6 MTPA. The …
  • Relocation plan for Angul's killer tusker 20 Dec 2017 20:11 Angul: The state forest department has decided to relocate the "rogue" tusker that has already killed three persons in the past fortnight in Khamara forest division after agitated villagers demonstrated in front of the forest office on Wednesday …
  • Pradhan lays foundation stone for Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline 17 Dec 2017 15:47 Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the foundation stone for new Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline and Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack-Paradip natural gas spurline in Odisha. The foundation stone was laid at Haripur …
  • Minor girl raped in Angul 18 Nov 2017 21:16 Angul: A nine-year-old girl, studying in Class IV of an upper primary school within Jarapara police limit, was allegedly raped by a youth during school hours. The incident has sparked off protest from local people, who gheraoed the police station and the …
  • Job fairs for Angul youth 15 Nov 2017 19:15 Angul: The district administration will organise job fairs at Boinda and Khamar next month to provide employment opportunities to local youths. This will be the third job fair to be held in the district after 2014 and 2016. While the Khamar fair will …
  • Cool water for Angul schools 07 Nov 2017 20:30 Angul: All government schools in the district will shortly get purified and cool drinking water before the summer. The Angul district administration has recently decided this. The total estimate for the project, which is about Rs 8 crore, will be …
  • Angul gets new hospital 25 Oct 2017 21:49 Angul: A 100-bed mother and child care hospital started functioning in the city on Wednesday. Health minister Pratap Jena inaugurated the health facility on Tuesday. Only the outdoor wards started functioning, while the indoor units failed to become …
  • Murder shock in Angul: A family killed in one night 11 Oct 2017 05:59 ANGUL: In a gruesome incident, unidentified miscreants murdered three members of a family, including an eight-year-old boy, in cold blood and dumped their bodies kilometres apart sending shockwaves across the district on Tuesday. The heinous crime took …
  • JSPL sells oxygen plant assets at Raigarh, Angul units for Rs 1,121 crore 09 Oct 2017 12:05 “Under the transaction, JSPL has divested its Oxygen Plant Assets at its integrated steel plants at Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) and Angul (Odisha), and received a total consideration (inclusive of taxes) of Rs 1,121 crore. JSPL and SREI Equipment Finance Ltd …
  • JSPL divest Oxygen Plant assets at Raigarh and Angul Units 09 Oct 2017 09:17 Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has consummated sale of Oxygen Plant assets at Raigarh and Angul Units at Rs. 1121 crores to SREI Equipment Finance Ltd. Under the transaction, JSPL has divested its oxygen plant assets at Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) and Angul …
  • JSPL divests oxygen plant assets at Raigarh, Angul units 09 Oct 2017 08:26 New Delhi, Oct 9:   Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has completed the sale of its oxygen plant assets to SREI Equipment Finance Ltd. A company statement said, "Under the transaction, JSPL has divested its oxygen plant assets at its integrated steel …
  • Jindal's Angul plant output doubles 27 Jul 2017 21:27 Bhubaneswar, July 27: Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) chief Naveen Jindal today said the four million tonne per annum (MTPA) integrated steel plant at Angul, which was commissioned earlier this year, had doubled its production this month compared to …
  • NGT order to find new dump yard in Angul 23 Jul 2017 22:20 Bhubaneswar, July 23: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Angul district administration to identify an alternative dumping site within 30 days. It has also asked the Angul Municipality to survey, explore and identify a suitable place that …
  • Fire breaks out at Nalco in Odisha's Angul 11 Jul 2017 13:12 ANGUL: Fire broke out at the captive power plant of the National Aluminium Company (Nalco) spreading panic here on Tuesday. Preliminary reports said, there was no loss of life or injury caused by the mishap. At about 1 pm, generator transformer of Nalco …
  • Odisha to set up Rs 180 crore aluminium park at Angul 09 Jul 2017 10:54 BHUBANESHWAR: A state-of-the-art Aluminium Park, aiming at creating 15,000 job opportunities, will soon come up at Angul in Odisha.      It will be the first project in the subcontinent with a facility to directly obtain molten aluminium from the smelter, …
  • Nalco, IDCO to set up Aluminium Park in Angul 07 Jul 2017 15:27 Nalco, in collaboration with Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, is setting up the first of its kind Aluminium Park in Angul. (Photo:IE) Nalco, in collaboration with Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, is setting …
  • JSPL Angul plant plate making mill bags API monogram license 01 Jul 2017 16:13 JSPL, Angul becomes the second mill in India to get the license of American Petroleum Institute (API) for all three grades (API 2W, API 2H AND API 2Y), a company release said today.(Company Website) The plate making mill of Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) at …
  • Naveen Jindal's JSPL to break even from Angul operations in October 03 Jun 2017 18:04 Naveen Jindal promoted Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) expects to break even from its Angul steel plant operations from October this year with the successful commissioning of the blast furnace that has taken the plant capacity to six million tonne per …
  • Jindal Steel & Power says minor fire broke out on Monday at co's Angul plant in Odisha 30 May 2017 11:35 5:30am EDT May 30 (Reuters) - Jindal Steel & Power Ltd :Says minor fire broke out on monday at an under construction ancillary facility at angul plant in odisha.Says fire was controlled and there was no casualties.Says the operations at our angul plant …
  • JSPL completes 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Angul, at an investment of Rs.33,000 crore 28 May 2017 16:43 Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), India's leading steel and power major has dedicated its 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Angul to the Nation. Odisha's Largest and Most-Modern Integrated Steel Plant was dedicated to the Nation by Honorable …
  • Jindal Steel & Power : JSPL completes 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Angul, at an investment of Rs.33,000 crore 28 May 2017 15:38 May 28, 2017 The BSE Ltd. Corporate Relationship Department, 1st Floor, New Trading Ring, Rotunda Building, P J Towers, Dalal Street, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001 # 022 - 2272 3121, 2037, 2041 [email protected] Security Code No. : 532286 The National Stock …
  • New 4 MTPA steel capacity at Angul to help JSPL turn around: Naveen Jindal 27 May 2017 15:51 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) chairman, Naveen Jindal, said the commissioning of the four million tonne per annum (MTPA) steel capacity at the company's Angul facility in Odisha today would contribute a lot in the financial turnaround of the …
  • Heat wave sweeps across Odisha, Angul sizzles at 44.7 degrees Celsius 28 Apr 2017 17:38 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:April 28, 2017 9:41 pm The number of deaths due to sun-stroke stood at three with the casualties being reported from Bargarh, Angul and Balangir districts. (Representational Image) Blistering heat swept across Odisha today …
  • Angul hottest place in Odisha at 42.7 degree Celsius 04 Apr 2017 18:30 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:April 4, 2017 10:25 pm The mercury started rising across Odisha amid signs of revival of heat wave today after a brief respite for two days, as Angul remained the hottest place in the state with 42.7 degrees Celsius. The …
  • JSPL up 6%; Edelweiss upgrades on Angul ramp-up, likely debt cut 10 Mar 2017 12:12 Moneycontrol Bureau Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) shares rallied 6 percent to close at Rs 125.50 on Friday after Edelweiss upgraded the stock to buy from hold on ramp-up in Angul capacity and likely debt reduction. "We upgrade Jindal Steel & …
  • Jumbo steps on live wire in Angul, dies 09 Mar 2017 04:12 Bhubaneswar, March 8: The death of a female elephant near Bhadramunda village under Khamar forest range in Angul district last night has again brought the issue of jumbos falling prey to high-tension wires into focus. Sources said the elephant that was …
  • JSPL to commission Angul blast furnace by April: CEO 20 Feb 2017 14:34 Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) will commission the blast furnace at Angul, Odisha by early April to add an additional 3.5 million tonnes capacity, its Managing Director and CEO Ravi Uppal said. Besides, the company will continue with its assets sale …
  • Odisha: Four more districts opt for weekend shutdowns 03 Jul 2020 11:39 SAMBALPUR/ANGUL/BALANGIR: While the state government has decided to impose weekend shutdowns in July in 10 districts having more than 50 active positive cases, the administrations of four other districts — Bargarh, Balangir, Kendrapada and …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 8000-mark 03 Jul 2020 09:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported its biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of cases to zoom past the 8000 mark. Two more persons also succumbed to the highly infectious disease …
  • HC takes stock of progress in Patnagarh parcel bomb case 02 Jul 2020 01:11 Cuttack: The more than two-year-old sensational Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion case is back in focus with the Orissa high court deciding to take stock of the progress in the trial proceedings after it was alleged that it is yet to take off. The incident …
  • Police begin probe into Odisha civil servant's suicide 01 Jul 2020 11:20 File photo of Abhilash Swaroop Mahapatra. BHUBANESWAR: As Bollywood celeb Sushant Singh Rajput’s recent suicide triggered nationwide debate on stress management and treatment of mental health issues, the commissionerate police have started a probe to crack …
  • East Coast Railway cancels 2.36 lakh tickets since March 22 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Photo used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled around 2.36 lakh tickets since March 22 due to cancelation of regular passenger train services till August 12 in view of the pandemic situation. ECoR …
  • 66 per cent COVID-19 cases from 11 Odisha districts that shut down on weekends 30 Jun 2020 04:43 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As anticipated, Odisha has added a whopping 4647 cases to its Covid-19 tally this month.The number of cases recorded in the last 28 days is more than twice the cases registered in 77 days till May 31. With 245 new cases in …
  • OFS officer dies by suicide days before joining duty 30 Jun 2020 02:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A newly-recruited Odisha Finance Service (OFS) officer allegedly died by suicide as his body was found hanging at his house under Khandagiri police limits here on Saturday. According to police, he hanged himself due to …
  • With Covid surge unabated, Odisha may continue restrictions in Unlock 2 28 Jun 2020 04:00 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government’s limited Unlock 1 is set to end on June 30 but the rising count of Covid-19 may prompt it to stick to the restrictions well into end of July. On June 6, the Government enforced weekend shutdowns in …
  • Fresh positive cases in Odisha include two BSF jawans 26 Jun 2020 05:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Coronavirus cases maintained a steady rise in the State on Thursday. Balangir reported 11 new positive cases, all migrant returnees housed in quarantine centres. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to …
  • Six frontline workers infected with coronavirus in Bhubaneswar 26 Jun 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar’s coronavirus spike is turning out to be a concern for frontline health workers. On Thursday, the city reported 38 new cases six of which were from hospitals. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • Kitchen gardens to mitigate Covid impact on nutrition 24 Jun 2020 04:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Faced  with long-term nutritional challenges owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent reverse migration, the State Government is now laying emphasis on creation of nutri-gardens in 750 panchayats.An extension of …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • Odisha: MBA graduate grows superfood Moringa to boost immunity, rural economy 20 Jun 2020 19:23 BHUBANESWAR: A little way off on the Balangir-Chandabati Road after the bridge on river Suktel is a huge expanse of similar-looking trees that can attract any traveller captivated by the greens along the journey from the Balangir railway station. Five …
  • Unlockdown 1.0, Day 13: Amazon gets nod for liquor delivery in WB; Railways, UNICEF join hands to prevent child labour 20 Jun 2020 18:06 Temperature check before students enter class rooms to write board exams. ( PTI Photo) India on Saturday saw another record spike of 14,516 COVID-19 cases, pushing the total tally to 3,95,048, with over two lakh instances of the viral infection reported in …
  • ISO certification to 14 stations of East Coast Railway 18 Jun 2020 19:49 Bhubaneswar railway station BHUBANESWAR: As many as 14 railway stations of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) have been awarded with ISO 14001:2015 certification for environmental management system and providing facilities to the passengers in a clean and green …
  • COVID-19 brake on Rath Yatra celebrations in over 40 temples across Odisha due to virus fears 18 Jun 2020 06:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha awaits with bated breath the outcome of hearing by Supreme Court on petitions over Rath Yatra at Puri on Thursday, managing committees of nearly 40 Jagannath Temples across the State have decided to cancel …
  • They are still waiting for a train to take them home 15 Jun 2020 03:48 Families with children, wait for hours at Palace Grounds, with no toilet facilities or water Sitakanta, who hails from Odisha, had been hoping that his employer, a garment unit in Bommasandra, would pay him his dues so that he could go back to his hometown …
  • Woman ‘forced’ to drag elderly mother to bank 14 Jun 2020 23:53 Balangir: A video clip showing a 60-year-old woman dragging her 80-year-old bedridden mother to a bank in Nuapada district to withdraw Rs 1500 from her Jan Dhan account has gone viral, forcing district collector Madhusmita Sahu to seek answer from the bank …
  • Villagers stop girl’s cremation over Covid fears 13 Jun 2020 23:45 Balangir: Police had to intervene to help cremate the body of a minor girl who died at a quarantine centre at Mayabarha, under Dunguripali block of Sonepur district, after locals allegedly refused to allow the body into the village for fear that the girl …
  • ‘Decision on Western Odisha Development Council headquarters soon’ 13 Jun 2020 03:45 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the post of chairperson of Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) remains vacant after the demise of Subhas Chauhan on May 10, the issue of transferring its headquarters to the region has cropped up again. …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Back from Amphan duty in Bengal, 54 more firemen test positive 11 Jun 2020 23:09 Bhubaneswar: The number of rescue personnel, who have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from post-Amphan restoration work in West Bengal, rose to 115 in the state with 54 fresh such cases on Thursday, government authorities said. Odisha added …
  • On Day I of restart, very few board intrastate trains 09 Jun 2020 01:22 Bhubaneswar: Intrastate trains received a poor response on resumption of services on Monday. It had been stopped since March 22. Six trains connecting Bhubaneswar with Sambalpur, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Koraput, Berhampur and Balangir plied during the day. …
  • 4 docs, 8 nurses among 138 fresh cases in state 09 Jun 2020 01:22 Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Four junior doctors and eight nurses of MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur were among the 138 persons who tested positive for Covid-19 in the state, according to the health department update on Monday. The fresh cases …
  • Odisha: Intra-state trains get poor response on first day 08 Jun 2020 19:54 BHUBANESWAR: Intra-state train services, which were stopped since March 22 for lockdown restrictions, have been resumed from Monday. Six major trains connecting Bhubaneswar with Sambalpur, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Koraput, Berhampur and Balangir got poor …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Odisha: Intra-state train services to start from Monday 07 Jun 2020 19:41 Representative image. BHUBANESWAR: Intra-state train services will start from Monday onwards. Six major trains will run in Odisha connecting Bhubaneswar with Sambalpur, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Koraput, Berhampur and Balangir. Tickets are available on passenger …
  • Coincidence! Daily COVID count drops by 56% in Odisha as 11 districts observe shutdown 07 Jun 2020 13:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily count of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Odisha dropped by over 56 per cent on the day the State-enforced shutdown in its 11 high virus burden districts. It may be a mere coincidence, the number of …
  • Admission in schools in Odisha to begin from June 8 07 Jun 2020 08:03 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Amid growing concern over reopening of schools, Odisha Government has decided to begin the elementary and secondary level admission process for 2020-21 academic session in the State from June 8. Schools in the State …
  • Youth kills uncle, aunt over land dispute  07 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BALANGIR:  A youth killed his uncle and aunt over a long-standing dispute and dumped their bodies in a well in Kutrapada village within Bangomunda police limits on Friday night. The accused, 27-year-old Kusha Nag, had earlier been …
  • 19-yr-old delivers in shramik special 05 Jun 2020 23:47 Balangir: A migrant woman delivered her first child early on Friday inside the Shramik Special Train while she was travelling from Nagampali in Telangana to Balangir. The new mother and child were immediately taken care of by a medical team at Titlagarh …
  • Migrants stranded outside Secunderabad station 05 Jun 2020 19:57 Scores of migrant workers can be seen outside the Secunderabad Railway Station for the past few days, unable to catch the trains they intend to board. Notwithstanding judgments by the Telangana High Court and Supreme Court of India seeking the respective …
  • Baby born on Shramik Special train in Odisha, 37th delivery onboard trains for migrants so far 05 Jun 2020 13:35 Image Source : AP 37 children have been born onboard Shramik Special trains from the time Indian Railways began services for migrant workers stranded since lockdown. (File Photo, AP) Bhubaneswar: A 19-year-old migrant woman, who was returning home in …
  • EcoR officers plan gifts for babies born on board Shramik Special trains in their zone 05 Jun 2020 10:25 New Delhi: The East Coast Railway has decided to sponsor gifts or cash to the children born on board Shramik Special trains on its network in an effort to support the new mothers, officials said. The effort will be completely voluntary by officers of the …
  • Covid Live: Some respite for Mumbai 05 Jun 2020 09:13 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates - Health Ministry Philippines reports 3 new coronavirus deaths, 244 more cases The Philippines' health ministry on Friday confirmed three new coronavirus deaths and 244 more infections. This was the lowest …
  • Baby born on 'Shramik Special' train in Odisha 05 Jun 2020 08:51 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: A 19-year-old migrant woman, who was returning home in Odisha after being stuck in Telangana due to the lockdown, gave birth to a baby on a 'Shramik Special' train on Friday, railway officials said. The woman, identified as …
  • Live: 'File reply on capping Covid treatment cost' 05 Jun 2020 08:11 Baby born on 'Shramik Special' train in Odisha, reports PTI. A 19-year-old migrant woman, who was returning home in Odisha after being stuck in Telangana due to the lockdown, gave birth to a baby on a 'Shramik Special' train on Friday, …
  • Covid live: UP's cases cross 9,000 mark 04 Jun 2020 13:46 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests which Britain sent to a U.S. lab for processing came back void, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Thursday, adding to a mounting pile of questions over the UK's …
  • Covid Live: India's death toll now over 6,000 04 Jun 2020 07:10 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates CSIR DG Shekhar Mande said WHO's decision was taken in haste and the global body should have actually analysed the data before making the decision. ICMR wrote to the WHO citing differences in dosage standards …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • Odia migrants fly back after 2 months of misery in Bengaluru 04 Jun 2020 02:49 Actor Sabyasachi Mishra receives Pradeep and his family at Bhubaneswar airport BENGALURU: A family of seven from Balangir in Odisha, who migrated to Bengaluru three months ago in the hope of making a living, returned home broke and disheartened on …
  • Workers returning to Odisha village shun quarantine centres, take to culverts and toilets 01 Jun 2020 11:37 After a back-breaking 1,300-km cycle ride from COVID-19 hotspot Mumbai to his village in Odisha’s Balangir district, Kishore Behera thought he had escaped hell, but little did the 31-year-old mason anticipate the shock and horror waiting for him in his own …
  • Balangir villagers set up isolation centres to keep migrant returnees 29 May 2020 02:14 Balangir: Realising that it may not be easy for people to spend seven days in home isolation after their release from government quarantine centres owing to lack of space, four villages under Badtika panchayat in Agalpur block of Balangir district have …
  • Balangir bonded labourers rescued 12 May 2020 04:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a swift action by Telangana police, eight bonded labourers, including two minors of two families from Balangir district, were rescued from a brick kiln at Gowreddipeta under Peddapalli police limits on Monday. “The …
  • Two test coronavirus positive in Odisha's Balangir district, 21 villages sealed 03 May 2020 03:57 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The Likhiria village under Rishida panchayat in Balangir district and 20 other villages in its vicinity were notified as containment zone after two Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the area on Friday. The …
  • Balangir to intensify screening of returnees 02 May 2020 22:55
  • Covid-19: Balangir joins list of affected districts, total positive in Odisha soars to 147 01 May 2020 09:26
  • Balangir top cop doubles up as career counsellor 22 Apr 2020 01:47
  • 100 labourers from Balangir, Subarnapur stranded in Hyderabad, Bengaluru 29 Mar 2020 00:27
  • Odia couple from Canada quarantined in Balangir 14 Mar 2020 06:31 By Express News Service BALANGIR/ROURKELA: A Canada-based Odia couple visiting Titlagarh has been quarantined for suspected COVID-19 at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Balangir, after presenting symptoms of flu. The husband and wife had come …
  • DCPU rescues three abandoned children in Odisha's Balangir 20 Feb 2020 01:59 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The district child protection unit (DCPU) has rescued three minor children abandoned by their parents and left in the care of their paternal grandmother, a 60-year-old daily wage earner.   The children aged between three …
  • Child Rights panel sends notice to Balangir SP over two-child sacrifice cases in Odisha 22 Jan 2020 05:53 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) has issued a show cause to the Balangir SP over the two-child sacrifice cases that took place in the district within a year. Last month, a youth of …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Bandh observed in Balangir, demands Lower Suktel Dam construction, bypass road, HC bench in city 20 Dec 2019 06:47 By Express News Service BALANGIR:  The two-day bandh call given by Balangir Action Committee (BAC) across the district ended on Thursday. The bandh call was given over non-fulfilment of three demands including construction of Lower Suktel Dam, bypass road …
  • Five held after girl's family kills her lover, dumps body in well in Balangir 20 Nov 2019 02:16 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Police on Tuesday nabbed five persons in connection with the death of Kamal Nag, whose body was found from an abandoned well. The accused are family members of Chandni, lover of Nag. They are Chandni’s father Durjya Suna, …
  • Flood threat looms large in Odisha's Balangir town 08 Sep 2019 07:16 By Express News Service BALANGIR: With rainwater entering houses in several localities of Balangir town, the fear of flood looms large among the residents. More than 10,000 people have been affected in localities like Dampara, Thikadarpara, Malpada, …
  • Steelbird Riderz Shoppe opened in Odisha’s Balangir 29 Aug 2019 11:12
  • India: Balangir moves from ‘drought’ to flood-like situation within days 14 Aug 2019 06:03 BALANGIR/BHUBANESWAR: Just a few days back Balangir district was staring at a drought-like situation. On Tuesday, more than 15,000 people were shifted to temporary shelters as heavy rain disrupted normal life in Balangir town and several blocks of the …
  • Balangir’s water wealth drying up 04 Jun 2019 07:23 Express News Service BALANGIR:  Once famous as a ‘Town of Ponds’, Balangir today faces acute water scarcity with many of its traditional water bodies  dying a slow death. With the district administration and State Government closing their eyes to …
  • PM Modi to visit Odisha's Balangir on Jan 15 11 Jan 2019 21:51 [India], Jan 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha's Balangir on January 15 and will participate in a function to unveil a series of Government of India projects worth Rs. 1,545 crores. This is the Prime Minister's third visit to …
  • Odisha CM seeks more trains on Khurda-Balangir line 05 Jan 2019 07:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday demanded introduction of more trains on Khurda-Balangir new railway line for the convenience of people. In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal the Chief Minister said, “ …
  • Trial run on Balangir-Khurda route 31 Oct 2018 04:25 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The trial run on the newly-laid railway line from Balangir to Bhainsapali under the Balangir-Khurda railway project was conducted on Tuesday. The 15.6-km trial run was conducted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), …
  • Balangir widow dies of ‘starvation’ 21 Aug 2018 23:16 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Death of a widow in a remote village of Balangir, allegedly out of hunger, has exposed gaping holes in implementation of welfare schemes by the State Government. According to sources, 59-year-old Mungre Chhura, a widow of …
  • Balangir: Spate of accidents triggers demand for bypass road 10 Aug 2018 01:21 By Express News Service BALANGIR: THE dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the Congress and members of Milita Kriyanusthan Committee on Thursday over demand for bypass road in the town was total and peaceful. All Government and private offices, banks and insurance …
  • Khurda-Balangir railway line project will be completed in 2 yrs: Pradhan 07 Jun 2018 15:37 [India] Jun 7(ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that Odisha's Khurda-Balangir railway line is an important railway project and is expected to be completed in two years. "Since more than 30 years this project has been not …
  • Six Maoists gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal, Balangir districts 14 May 2018 01:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up their operation against Maoists, security forces gunned down six cadres of Red rebels in separate encounters on Sunday. While a divisional committee member carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and an area …
  • Live Breaking News: 6 naxals killed in Balangir, Kandhamal districts of Odisha, encounter underway 13 May 2018 18:21 IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 11:10 pm: 6 naxals killed in Balangir and Kandhamal …
  • Odisha: Ugly practice of ostracisation raises head in Balangir again 27 Apr 2018 07:41 By Express News Service BALANGIR:  The district of labour migration, Balangir has been exposing its underbelly of blind belief, social menace and backward practices from time to time. The latest case has brought to fore the deep-rooted practices of …
  • Ugly practice of ostracisation raises head in Balangir again 27 Apr 2018 02:04 Ostracised family members of Thabira Bhoi at Madhekela village | Express BALANGIR:  The district of labour migration, Balangir has been exposing its underbelly of blind belief, social menace and backward practices from time to time. The latest case has …
  • Amit Shah to address rally in Balangir 26 Mar 2018 18:50 Balangir: BJP national president Amit Shah will address a youth rally at the Koshal Kala Mandal ground here on April 5. Shah will visit Bhawanipatna and Balangir in west Odisha on April 4 and April 5. He is also scheduled to address a farmers' rally in …
  • Water woes grip villages in Balangir 24 Mar 2018 01:37 BALANGIR: With every passing day, drinking water scarcity is getting more acute in hundreds of villages of Belpada, Bangomunda and Turekela blocks of the district. It is a familiar sight to see women equipped with a pitcher on the left hand and three other …
  • Sept. date for Balangir college 16 Mar 2018 22:17 The medical college at Gandhrel in Balangir. Telegraph picture Balangir: The state government has announced that admission to Balangir medical college would begin from the coming academic session. The health and family welfare department's commissioner …
  • Balangir warden sent to jail 16 Mar 2018 22:17 Sambalpur: A warden of Balangir district jail has landed up in Sambalpur prison after police arrested him for refusing to marry the girl with whom he allegedly had a physical relationship. The police arrested Sankirtan Sahu, 27, of Bikalpapur in Subhalaya …
  • Inadequate water supply in Balangir 09 Mar 2018 20:20 EACH DROP PRICELESS Balangir: Residents are going to face a harsh summer this year as the temperature since the past week has been around 38 degrees Celsius. Apart from the scorching heat, the water crisis due to inadequate water supply in the pipelines …
  • Police looking for leads in Balangir wedding gift blast case 05 Mar 2018 00:12 Soumya and Reema | EPS BALANGIR: Even as a team of Balangir police looking for clues into ‘wedding gift blast case’ are  camping at Raipur and Bengaluru, it is learnt that the cops have stumbled upon some vital leads based on the statement of Reema, the …
  • Railway passengers protest in Balangir 04 Mar 2018 19:23 Balangir: Members of Balangir Rail Users' Association and several others demonstrated near the local station manager's office on Saturday protesting against the railway officials' alleged indifference to their demands. The protesters chanted …
  • Balangir youth dies on Shivratri festival ride 17 Feb 2018 19:41 Balangir: A youth died while enjoying a ride at a Shivratri festival in Titilagarh on Friday evening. The deceased has been identified as Akshaya Majhi, 17, of Barahamal village in Saintala police limits. Titilagarh police have registered a case and …
  • Vacancy hits Balangir college 05 Feb 2018 20:44 Balangir: Academic activities are suffering at Rajendra College, the oldest such institution in west Odisha, due to want of lecturers. Despite repeated appeals by the students' community of the autonomous institute, the government has not paid any heed …
  • Balangir on boil over brutal attack on college teacher 01 Feb 2018 02:17 BALANGIR: Tension flared up in the region following an attack on an Assistant Professor of Rajendra College, the oldest educational institution in western Odisha, on Tuesday. The victim was identified as Rabi Shankar Pandia. Sources said three bike-borne …
  • Balangir culture on envelope 09 Jan 2018 20:21 Balangir: The postal department on Monday released a special envelope featuring the Koshal Kalamandal, the district's cultural activity hub, and panchabadya, its traditional music. Guests at the inaugural function of the two-day postal stamp exhibition …
  • Helmet must in Balangir 07 Jan 2018 19:03 ROAD SAFETY Balangir: Police here have decided to strictly implement the mandatory use of helmet and other traffic rules from Monday on the occasion of road safety week. The police recently took out a motorcycle rally in the district with all personnel …
  • BJP protest in Balangir 06 Jan 2018 19:23 Balangir: Senior BJP leader and Patnagarh MLA Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo came down heavily on the Naveen Patnaik government during a gherao of the district collectorate here on Saturday. Singhdeo alleged that the government had failed in all fronts and …
  • Traffic woes in Balangir 18 Dec 2017 19:51 Balangir: Local residents have been facing problems with complete breakdown of traffic flow since the Balangir-Kantabanjhi road has closed following a portion of the Thikadarpada bridge over the Lakshmijore rivulet caving in recently. This has resulted in …
  • Bandh blues for residents of Balangir 24 Nov 2017 18:52 Balangir: Sadananda Sahu takes a bus to his workplace at Titilagarh every day. He didn't get a bus on Friday and a bandh demanding a separate Koshal state is to blame for it. "When I reached the bus stop, I was told that the bus wouldn't come …
  • Clean drive in Balangir 19 Nov 2017 21:06 Balangir: The civic body here has started to clean the nook and corners of the district headquarters town after drawing flaks from various quarters for poor sanitation. Chairperson of Balangir Municipality Santoshini Behera has involved herself personally …
  • Film fest treat for children in Balangir 18 Nov 2017 21:16 Balangir: The International Children Film Festival, the only one taking place in the state, came to an end on Friday evening. Jointly organised by the International Film Festival Organisation, Balangir, and the Odisha Film Development Corporation, the …
  • Balangir engineer in vigilance net 18 Nov 2017 10:33 Balangir: Vigilance sleuths on Friday raided the house of the former assistant engineer of rural development department Bijan Kumar Jena on the charge of amassing properties, which is disproportionate to his known source of income. The anti-corruption …
  • Lok Utsav starts in Balangir 04 Nov 2017 20:07 Balangir: Stage is set for the annual cultural programme at Koshal Kalamandal ground here from Sunday. The Balangir Lok Utsav showcases the performing arts from across the country. For the first time in seven years, the festival will be held at its …
  • Balangir-Nuapada rail link demanded  15 Oct 2017 06:57 Residents of Patnagarh disrupt movement of trains at Balangir station | Express BALANGIR: Members of Patnagarh Citizen Committee staged a ‘rail roko’ agitation at Balangir railway station on Saturday to protest against the meagre allocation of funds by the …
  • Drought scare sparks migration from Balangir 21 Sep 2017 06:22 BALANGIR: The impending drought has triggered distress migration from Balangir district. People from Belpara, Bangomunda, Turekela and Muribahal blocks have started moving out to other parts of the district and the state in search of livelihood.The …
  • Dry spell gives rise to migration from Balangir villages 04 Sep 2017 03:41 BALANGIR: Migration of villagers due to drought-like condition has started in  Balangir district. According to sources, more than one lakh people, including 30,000 children, have started migrating from  Belpara, Bangomunda, Turekela and Muribahal villages …
  • Depleting Balangir forests threaten tribal livelihood 28 Aug 2017 06:41 BALANGIR: With forest cover fast depleting in the district, the livelihood of the poor, especially the tribal communities, is under threat.Apart from agriculture, forest eco-system constitutes an important source of livelihood for the tribals of the …
  • Odisha vigilance raids forest official and Balangir CSO 05 Aug 2017 09:27 BHUBANESWAR: Vigilance sleuths on Saturday conducted searches at the premises of Bhawanipatna divisional forest officer (DFO) and Balangir civil supplies officer (CSO) in connection with a disproportionate asset (DA) case. The premises of Bhawanipatna …
  • Paddy farmers deprived of MSP in Balangir 29 Jun 2017 06:51 Farmers watering their paddy field . (EPS Photo used for representative purpose only) BALANGIR: Reports of irregularities in paddy procurement have come to the fore again in the drought-prone district. Due to nexus between millers and officials concerned, …
  • Intense heat in Odisha, Balangir, Titlagarh sizzle at 46.5 degrees Celsius 17 May 2017 17:17 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:May 17, 2017 9:14 pm Vendors who sell sunshades for car windows take rest by a roadside on a hot summer afternoon.  (AP Photo/Channi Anand) Odisha sizzled in the intense summer heat on Wednesday with its western region …
  • Mercury soars, water level dips in Balangir 02 Apr 2017 23:21 BALANGIR: It’s early summer but for Balangir, the heat cauldron of Odisha, the mercury refuses to plummet below 40 degree Celsius mark leading to fears of more hot and parched days for the denizens. The temperature in the town was recorded at 40 degree …
  • Heat wave continues; Chandrapur, Balangir sizzle at 44.2 deg C 01 Apr 2017 15:43 In Odisha, heatwave-like situation intensified in many parts of the state with the mercury soaring up to 44.2 degrees Celsius at Balangir, making it the hottest place in the state. PTI File Photo Sweltering heatwave conditions continued to prevail in …
  • Cheated by college, 55 Plus II girl students stage protest in Odisha's Balangir 08 Mar 2017 03:59 The girls staging demo on Balangir-Maharpali road. (Inset) Anil Jal, chairman of the college I Express BALANGIR : Girl students of a private college, Amar Sahid Samir Jal Women’s College, at Kutrapali village under Loisingha police limits in the district, …
  • Sacrifice day at Balangir 04 Jan 2017 10:21 Bhubaneswar, Jan. 3: More than 30,000 animals, including buffaloes, goats, sheep, chickens, pigeons, ducks and swans, were sacrificed during the celebrations of sulia yatra, a festival of tribal people, today at Khairguda village in Tusura police limits of …
  • Odisha: Four more districts opt for weekend shutdowns 03 Jul 2020 11:39 SAMBALPUR/ANGUL/BALANGIR: While the state government has decided to impose weekend shutdowns in July in 10 districts having more than 50 active positive cases, the administrations of four other districts — Bargarh, Balangir, Kendrapada and …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 8000-mark 03 Jul 2020 09:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported its biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of cases to zoom past the 8000 mark. Two more persons also succumbed to the highly infectious disease …
  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 21 in Odisha as cases touch 6,614 29 Jun 2020 05:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Three more persons succumbed to COVID-19, the highest on a single day so far, taking to the death toll to 21 in the State. The deaths have been reported from Ganjam, Cuttack and Khurda districts. According to Health and …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 6000 mark; two-day curfew in Puri from June 30 ahead of return car festival 27 Jun 2020 19:17 By PTI PURI: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 fatality on Saturday, taking the death toll to 18 as 170 more people, including an NDRF jawan, tested positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,350. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Health …
  • VIMSAR’s cardiology department inoperational, patients suffer 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Cardiology department of VIMSAR has not been functioning for the last three days as 13 of its staff including two doctors and a consultant have been quarantined after coming in contact with a Covid-19 positive patient …
  • Powerless away, powerless at home 24 Jun 2020 15:33 What would be your reaction if you happened to read the following: “The Department of Labour and ESI has already constituted the State Coordination Cell for Migrant Workers at the office of Labour Commissioner, Odisha and the District Level Facilitation …
  • Kitchen gardens to mitigate Covid impact on nutrition 24 Jun 2020 04:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Faced  with long-term nutritional challenges owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent reverse migration, the State Government is now laying emphasis on creation of nutri-gardens in 750 panchayats.An extension of …
  • Two die of Covid, Odisha death toll 17 24 Jun 2020 03:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Two more patients succumbed to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 17 in the State.  While a 71-year-old man who was suffering from infected diabetic foot, diabetes and chronic kidney disease died during treatment, …
  • Puri Rath Yatra: Joyous devotees to tune into live telecast 22 Jun 2020 18:59 <p>The puja pedestal at Jayashree Nanda's house in England<br></p> BHUBANESWAR: On Monday afternoon, Ashoka Manjari Nayak, a homemaker from Bargarh, was jumping with joy and disbelief as TV channels played out the news of the …
  • Coronavirus claims two more lives in Odisha 22 Jun 2020 05:18 By Express News Service BARGARH/BERHAMPUR: Two more persons died of Covid-19 in the State. Bargarh reported its first Covid-19 death after a 76-year-old man succumbed while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. A release issued by the …
  • Highest single-day spike of 304 COVID-19 cases in Odisha; two more die 21 Jun 2020 09:42 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha registered the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with 304 more people testing positive for the disease, taking the total in the state to 5,160, a health department official said on Sunday. Two more people succumbed to the virus …
  • Covid-19: Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 304 cases as state tally touches 5160 21 Jun 2020 09:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the highest recovery of 237 Covid-19 patients, Odisha recorded its biggest single-day spike of 304 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infected persons to 5160 on Sunday. Two more patients …
  • COVID-19 cases in Odisha cross 5000-mark, death toll reaches 14 21 Jun 2020 08:20 Share00 Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Odisha crossed 5000-mark and rose to 5,160 after 304 more people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, said the health department on Sunday. Two more deaths were also …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • No let-up in Covid cases in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 05:59 By Express News Service The Covid-19 cases across the State climbed by 179 in the last 24 hours with Ganjam reporting the highest of 57 cases. In the last three days, the district has reported 155 cases, including 31 frontline workers. Ganjam’s tally …
  • Another low pressure area over Bay of Bengal  16 Jun 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A low pressure area is expected to develop over the north Bay of Bengal around June 19 causing heavy rainfall in the State, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • 4 docs, 8 nurses among 138 fresh cases in state 09 Jun 2020 01:22 Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Four junior doctors and eight nurses of MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur were among the 138 persons who tested positive for Covid-19 in the state, according to the health department update on Monday. The fresh cases …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Normalcy returns to border traffic flow 05 Jun 2020 00:27 Bhubaneswar: On day four of the unlock 1.0, the state government lifted restrictions at six inter-state border checkpoints (BCPs) and allowed normal flow of traffic from Thursday. However, six other border checkpoints will continue to remain sealed to …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts 02 Jun 2020 15:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified nine districts vulnerable to possible locust invasion, and has put the farmers and the agriculture department on high alert, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Odisha CM orders vigil on locust movement 02 Jun 2020 13:46 Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Tuesday, asked officials to keep vigil on the locust movement at least for the next 10 days. Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of farmers’ …
  • With 156 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha reports highest single-day spike 02 Jun 2020 08:03 Image Source : PTI Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 156 fresh COVID-19 cases Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday with 156 new infections, taking the state's tally to 2,104, a Health Department official …
  • Bargarh gears up for possible locust invasion 01 Jun 2020 23:42 Sambalpur: Apprehensive about attack of locusts, the agriculture department of Bargarh district has become alert and started making preparations to deal with the possible invasion. The Bargarh district shares border with Chhattisgarh to where the locusts …
  • Two health workers in Kendrapada among 105 new cases in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The state reported 105 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 1,948. Ten of those who tested positive are locals, including two health workers in …
  • Odisha government alerts farmers of possible locust attack, advises precautions, says no need to panic 01 Jun 2020 09:35 Share0 Alerting farmers of the state about a possible locust invasion, the Odisha government on Sunday, May 31, advised the farmers to take precautions while stressing to not panic. State Agriculture Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo said that there is a …
  • COVID-19- Odisha reports highest single-day spike 31 May 2020 16:17 Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, with 129 more people testing positive for the infection, a health department official said. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to 1,948, he said. Of …
  • Four frontline workers positive as cases in Odisha see biggest jump of 120 31 May 2020 10:24 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: On a day Odisha saluted the spirit of Covid-19 warriors, four frontline workers were among the 120 who tested positive for the virus on Saturday in the single biggest spike the state has seen so …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 129 cases, state tally 1948 31 May 2020 09:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In the biggest spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha so far, 129 new cases have been reported from 19 of its districts in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases close to 2000. Health and Family Welfare …
  • Odisha reports highest single day spike with 129 COVID cases 31 May 2020 06:38 Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) Odisha on Sunday registered its highest single day spike as 129 more persons tested positive for the coronavirus, said the Health Department. The total COVID-19 positive cases reached to 1,948 in the state. Out of the total 129 …
  • Odisha unites to applaud Covid warriors 31 May 2020 06:26 By Express News Service ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ brought together people from all walks of life as they sang the State song in chorus to boost the morale of frontline warriors fighting against coronavirus across the State. The two km stretch of Malkangiri main …
  • Bhubaneswar wakes up to late night mini storm 30 May 2020 04:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Residents of Bhubaneswar woke up to strong winds, lighting and thunderstorm on Friday morning. The wind accompanied with rain continued for an hour from around 3.30 am in the City. Odisha IMD said the wind with a speed …
  • Odisha reports 67 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 1,660 29 May 2020 09:05 Bhubaneswar: As many as 67 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of such cases to 1,660 in the state, a health department official said on Thursday. Of the new patients, 65 had recently returned to the state from various …
  • 67 in 75 out: Odisha records more COVID-19 recoveries than new cases for three consecutive days 29 May 2020 05:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded more recoveries for the third consecutive day on Thursday as 75 patients recovered against 67 new cases in the last 24 hours. While the patients from 12 districts were discharged from the hospitals, the …
  • Lockdown impact: Odisha's Luhurachati hit by wave of migrants 26 May 2020 03:23 By Express News Service BARGARH: An unprecedented chaos broke out at Luhurachati after hundreds of migrant workers crossed over to the border area from Chhattisgarh on foot on Monday. The flow of migrants to Luhurachati started on wee hours of the day and …
  • Two more districts affected, COVID-19 cases surge to 1335 25 May 2020 05:08 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 66 more testing positive for Covid-19 in 14 districts in the last 24 hours, the number of total cases swelled to 1,335 in Odisha. Of the new cases, 59 are from quarantine centers, four from home quarantine zone and …
  • Coronavirus | Peace panels in Odisha help remove stigma associated with quarantine 24 May 2020 16:51 With conflicts and stigma associated with the COVID-19 creating bad blood among villagers, activists have come up with peace committees for instant dispute resolution especially relating to quarantining in three districts of Odisha. Also read: Casting out …
  • COVID-19 spreads to 26 dists with rise in returnees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With a steady rise in movement of migrants from different states, Covid-19 spread to 26 districts in Odisha after two more districts reported positive cases, all imported. As many as 80 new cases were detected in the …
  • Brick kiln workers not keen to return home 23 May 2020 00:55 Bhubaneswar: Migrants from western Odisha who work in brick kilns of southern India feel that they need not hurry to return home since they are safe, working and earning. Labourers from Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sonepur, parts of Bargarh and Boudh …
  • Transit camps in border dists keep migrants safe 20 May 2020 22:40 Bhubaneswar: Migrant workers and others returning to Odisha have been lodged in transit camps in border districts instead of being allowed to walk, cycle or travel in vehicles to cyclone-hit districts of Odisha and West Bengal to prevent them from coming …
  • Intense heat drives migrants to spend time out in the open 16 May 2020 23:24 Bhubaneswar: The scorching summer has forced migrants putting up in quarantine centres to abandon their rooms and sleep under the open sky on the centres’ premises in several districts, endangering their lives. On Friday, a man was bitten by a snake at a …
  • Odisha's Bargarh braces for return of workers 15 May 2020 06:59 By Express News Service BARGARH: Green zone and zero Covid-19 cases so far, Bargarh district is bracing for the return of 45,000 people in the coming days. Till Thursday afternoon, the district has received 490 returnees but the number is going to swell by …
  • Odisha workers seek govt help 11 May 2020 23:46 Hyderabad: Over 6,000 migrant workers from Odisha working at brick kilns in Rangareddy district have urged the state government to help them travel to their native places. As the production season of bricks has ended, the migrants have urged the government …
  • Odisha government roadmap for cyclists, pedestrians at border checkpoints 11 May 2020 08:19 BHUBANESWAR: The state government has asked the police to intercept Odisha-bound pedestrians and cyclists at border checkpoints during the lockdown and inform the concerned district administrations. Though the government currently has a detailed standard …
  • WODC chairman Subash Chauhan passes away 10 May 2020 05:29 Subash Chauhan (File photo) BHUBANESWAR: Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) chairman, Subash Chauhan died of cancer at a private hospital here on Sunday. “WODC chairman Subash Chauhan is no more. His untimely demise is extremely painful. I express …
  • Lockdowns leave Bargarh weavers without jobs, money 09 May 2020 00:51 Sambalpur: With markets across the country shut owing to the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the weavers of Bargarh district are finding it difficult to sell their products. Ashis Meher of Jandol village in Bheden block of …
  • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
  • DRI seizes ganja worth Rs 78 lakh in Bihar, one held 04 May 2020 12:12 Published: May 4, 2020 3:28:22 pm During the interrogation, the accused revealed that he collected the contraband from Bargarh in Odisha and planned to deliver it near Didarganj in Patna.  (Source: Thinkstock Images) Patna, May 3 (PTI) The Directorate of …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Three districts, Bhubaneswar included in Odisha's red zone 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Odisha entering lockdown 3.0 from Monday, the State Government on Sunday issued a notification, categorising districts as red, orange and green zone basing on the last confirmed Covid-19 case and number of patients …
  • Coronavirus | Comply with quarantine norms, Odisha tells returnees 04 May 2020 01:35 The Odisha government has warned people returning from other States of legal action if they don’t comply with mandatory quarantine regulations. Also read: 1,150 migrant workers reach Odisha’s Ganjam district from Kerala Issuing a stern warning here on …
  • Two test coronavirus positive in Odisha's Balangir district, 21 villages sealed 03 May 2020 03:57 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The Likhiria village under Rishida panchayat in Balangir district and 20 other villages in its vicinity were notified as containment zone after two Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the area on Friday. The …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Lockdown relaxation to boost economic work across Odisha 01 May 2020 03:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As activities have been kickstarted to bring economy back on the rails, Odisha Government on Thursday made further relaxation of lockdown restrictions to ease difficulties faced by industrial units and corporate …
  • Lockdown blocks this first-time vegetable farmer's cucumber produce supply 25 Apr 2020 03:09 Express News Service BARGARH : Ashutosh Acharya’s farm in Bargarh’s Jada village is glutted with cucumber. The six tonne of harvested fruit-cum-vegetable stock is perishing fast. The rest, unplucked and still on the vines, are slowly ripening. His bumper …
  • Poor demand, weak prices hit Odisha farmers 24 Apr 2020 05:40 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lack of demand for vegetables in retail markets continues to trouble farmers across the State despite relaxation on the movement of farm produces amid extended lockdown. Almost all kind of vegetables are selling three …
  • Paddy harvest uncertain sans farm hands in Odisha 24 Apr 2020 05:22 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Shortage of farm hands due to the lockdown has cast a cloud on harvesting of rabi paddy in the district which will begin within a week. Majority of the farmers of Sambalpur depend on labourers from Chhattisgarh and with …
  • Free food for the poor: Meet Bargarh’s Covid warrior 23 Apr 2020 06:30 By Express News Service BARGARH: Social worker Guddi Rao is on a mission to spread smiles amid the gloom over coronavirus crisis. Since lockdown was imposed on March 24, he has been feeding the poor and needy every day and plans to continue his noble work …
  • Leg Cricket: A sport where cricket meets football 21 Apr 2020 09:28 NEW DELHI: Think cricket and you will think of a battle between bat and ball. But, did you know that there is a sport, where legs are used to send the ball sailing over the boundary fence? It's called leg cricket. A sport where cricket meets football. …
  • Odisha increases bed capacity to 5,000 for Covid-19 patients 20 Apr 2020 11:39 Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha’s bed capacity for Covid-19 patients has increased to 5,000 as five more government Covid-19 hospitals were opened on Monday. These five hospitals are in Sundargarh, Bargarh, Angul, Jagatsinghpur and Nabarangpur. They …
  • Farmers develop disinfectant sprayer in Odisha for COVID-19 fight 20 Apr 2020 05:49 By Express News Service BARGARH: Three young farmers of Kalapani village in Bargarh block have developed a disinfectant sprayer to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The trio, Kalyan Kumar (42), Nilamadhab Sahu (32) and Sanatan Pradhan (30) took around a …
  • Odisha to have a Covid-19 hospital in each district 19 Apr 2020 18:26 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is racing to become the first state in the country to have a dedicated Covid19 healthcare facility in each of its 30 districts with a combined bed strength of 6000. It is expected to announce six new hospitals on Monday. Less than a …
  • To do or not to do, dilemma for BJD politicians: Public service in the time of pandemic 18 Apr 2020 17:10 BHUBANESWAR: Naveen Patnaik’s minister for labour, Susanta Singh courted controversy distributing money to construction workers during the lockdown. The influential Bhatli legislator from Bargarh district in western Odisha shared on Facebook pictures of …
  • Coronavirus hospital at Kalahandi, 5T Secretary reviews work 16 Apr 2020 05:17 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/SAMBALPUR: A 50-bed dedicated Covid hospital was opened in Kalahandi district on Wednesday in the presence of 5T Secretary VK Pandian and Special Development Commissioner Suresh Mohapatra. The hospital which has …
  • Farm activities on in full swing in Odisha 11 Apr 2020 06:52 By Express News Service BARGARH: Agricultural activities for rabi paddy crops are going on in full swing across the district amid lockdown. Paddy has been cultivated over 63,115-hectare land with a production target of 3,98,887 tonne during the current …
  • Lockdown: Puri farmer sits on a 40-tonne pumpkin stock tragedy 09 Apr 2020 02:41 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Farmers across of the State are in distress. Vegetables have ripened and are rotting on the field. Farmers are staring a huge losses due to lockdown enforced bottlencks like lack of transportation and mandi operations. All …
  • Four including three of family trampled to death in Bargarh 07 Apr 2020 09:46 By Express News Service BARGARH: Panic struck residents of Padampur block in Bargarh district after four villagers including three members of a family were trampled to death by two tuskers on Monday. The deceased are Dwarikanath Pande, his father Malai …
  • Odisha: Pearl S Buck, Pratibha Ray on Bargarh MP's reading list 03 Apr 2020 12:32
  • Woman constable in Odisha's Bargarh turns singer to spread coronavirus awareness 03 Apr 2020 03:39 Express News Service BARGARH: Faced with a situation where people are yet to accept the gravity of the coronavirus threat and take necessary precautions, Bargarh police has chosen to croon its way into people’s hearts. Taking the lead is a woman traffic …
  • Unwilling to postpone wedding due to COVID-19, Odisha couple ties knot at police station 02 Apr 2020 06:17 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Unwilling to let the coronavirus outbreak wreck their wedding plans, a couple on Tuesday tied the knot in Bargarh Town police station in presence of cops without the mandatory ‘band, baaja and baarat’.The couple Pabitra …
  • Trapped in lockdown, nomads struggle for food in Odisha 29 Mar 2020 02:48 Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  The struggle for survival got even harder for nomads in Sambalpur and Bargarh in the coronavirus lockdown. The nomadic groups had come to Western Odisha few months back for livelihood but are now stranded here without food …
  • Students return home amid coronavirus scare 20 Mar 2020 12:36 BHUBANESWAR: Many students are returning from abroad after lockdown in their hostels and going for home isolation. Students staying in hostels in various institutes in country are also returning home apprehending worse days. Several students have returned …
  • Odisha government's healthcare outreach: Cancer hospital in Bargarh 22 Jan 2020 05:53 By Express News Service BARGARH/SAMBALPUR: Extending the state government’s helping hand to healthcare facilities in western Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced establishment of a cancer hospital in Bargarh. Naveen made the …
  • Cancer hospital to come up in Odisha’s Bargarh 21 Jan 2020 14:20 Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced to set up a cancer hospital in the state’s Bargarh district. During his one-day tour to the western part of Odisha, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the new six-storey …
  • 30 PACS start work in Bargarh 25 Nov 2019 06:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Paddy procurement has picked up in Bargarh district with purchase of more than 66,000 quintal from 970 farmers in the last two days. As many as 30 out of 58 primary agriculture cooperative societies of the district have …
  • Odisha Assembly polls: BJD, BJP direct fight for Bargarh seat 11 Apr 2019 05:42 Express News Service BARGARH: A direct fight between BJD and BJP is on the cards in Bargarh Assembly seat.With Congress fielding a relatively weak candidate for the seat, sitting MLA and BJD candidate Debesh Acharya will lock horns with BJP’s Ashwini Kumar …
  • Odisha: Police ASI among two arrested in Bargarh rape case 11 Feb 2019 20:02 By PTI SAMBALPUR: A police official and a 22-year-old man were arrested on Monday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Odisha's Bargarh district, police said. Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in Sohela Banmali Kuanr and a youth -- Kaibalya alias …
  • Ethanol plant in Bargarh to take off soon: Dharmendra Pradhan 10 Jun 2018 16:25 SAMBALPUR (ODISHA): Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that work for the Rs 1,000 crore ethanol plant in Bargarh is likely to take off soon. The Union minister for petroleum and natural gas said that the project was delayed as the state …
  • Opposition members question House panel report on Bargarh farmer’s suicide 24 Apr 2018 01:43 BHUBANESWAR: The suicide of Hadu Bagarti, the Bargarh farmer who took the extreme step in February last year over crop loss, returned to haunt the State Government on Monday with the Opposition Congress questioning the status of the inquiry into the case …
  • Breaking News March 25: 5 killed, 4 injured in collision between van, truck near Odisha's Bargarh 25 Mar 2018 05:17 IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page:   10:42 am: As soon as we were informed about the …
  • Poor highway work angers Bargarh 19 Mar 2018 20:13 Sambalpur: Citizens of Bargarh district have formed a platform to intensify their agitation against the alleged substandard construction of Sambalpur-Bargarh highway. The Highway Users' Forum held a meeting in Bargarh and has decided to agitate in …
  • Ancient tools, weapons unearthed in Odisha’s Bargarh district 23 Feb 2018 08:13 By: PTI | Sambalpur (odisha) | Updated: February 23, 2018 12:34 pm “This discovery will help us in understanding migration and subsequent colonisation by human beings in this part of India,” Behera told PTI. The recent archaeological excavations carried …
  • Kansa back in Bargarh 23 Dec 2017 19:57 Sambalpur: The famous Dhanu yatra festival, touted as the largest open-air theatre in the world, began in the west Odisha town of Bargarh on Saturday. During the festival, the small district headquarters town of Bargarh is transformed into Mathura. The …
  • Stage set for Bargarh Dhanu Yatra today 23 Dec 2017 03:29 Raj Durbar (king’s court) being set up at Hatpada in Bargarh | Express  BARGARH : Stage is all set for the 11-day open air theatre Dhanu Yatra scheduled to begin from Saturday here. Kansa, who is the central character of the Yatra, will hold his Raj Durbar …
  • 12th farmer ends life in Bargarh in 50 days 16 Dec 2017 02:52 BARGARH: Another farmer from the district ended his life by consuming pesticide due to crop loss after pest attack on Friday. With the death of the farmer, the number of farmer suicide cases in the district rose to 12 in the last 50 days. The deceased …
  • Pradhan seeks CM intervention for ethanol plant at Bargarh 02 Dec 2017 02:46 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the assistance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for setting up the 2G Ethanol Plant in Bargarh. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Pradhan said the plant will be set up …
  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan writes to CM Odisha for assistance for 2G Ethanol Plant in Bargarh. 01 Dec 2017 17:29
  • Kansa rule in Bargarh from Dec. 23 29 Nov 2017 18:59 Bhubaneswar Pradhan. Telegraph picture Bhubaneswar: Stage has been set for Bargarh's famous Dhanu Yatra, an 11-day festival that revolves round the story of demon king Kansa, with a jury picking up veteran Bhubaneswar Pradhan to essay the role of the …
  • Gadkari urged to declare Odisha's Bargarh-Basna road as national highway 09 Nov 2017 06:22
  • Odisha government orders probe as farmer commits suicide in Bargarh 01 Nov 2017 14:27 BHUBANESWAR/SAMBALPUR: A day after setting his pest-affected crops on fire, Brunda Sahu (55) of village Kalapani in Bargarh district ended his life by allegedly consuming poison in his paddy field on Wednesday. According to reports, Brunda was found …
  • Day after drought package, farmer ends life in Bargarh 27 Oct 2017 06:40 BARGARH : The State Government’s package for drought-hit farmers came as little help for Indra Bariha, who allegedly killed himself over crop loss in Bargarh district. Having consumed pesticide, he succumbed on Wednesday evening. Bariha was a resident of …
  • Contractors blame government for Bargarh bridge collapse 03 Oct 2017 04:59 BHUBANESWAR: All Odisha Contractors' Association on Monday blamed the State Government for the Bargarh bridge collapse incident.They alleged that the Government was providing about 25 per cent less on a project in the State as compared with the amount …
  • Two Naxals killed in Odisha's Bargarh region 27 Sep 2017 07:20 [India], September 27 (ANI): Two Naxals, including a female, were shot dead during a combing operation by Odisha Police in the Bargarh's Salepali Forest region early on Wednesday. Police confirmed that they had also recovered arms, ammunition and cash …
  • Bargarh bridge collapse: Two engineers arrested for neglect 26 Sep 2017 02:59 SAMBALPUR: Two engineers of Rural Works Department were arrested by Bargarh Police on Monday in connection with the collapse of under-construction bridge on river Jeera in Bheden block of Bargarh district. They are Assistant Executive Engineer Kamlakanya …
  • Vigilance unearths IAY funds  anomaly in 12 Bargarh blocks 30 Jul 2017 06:11 BARGARH:The Sambalpur Vigilance Division has found massive irregularities in disbursement of funds for construction of houses under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in 12 blocks of the district. Illegal allotment and payment against non-existing houses have come …
  • Bargarh weavers appeal to Modi for GST relief 20 Jul 2017 07:11 BARGARH:Members of Bargarh District Bunakar Mahasangha (BDBM) on Wednesday submitted a petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Collector Khagendra Kumar Padhi demanding exemption of handloom products from purview of Goods and Services …
  • Water pits, the only respite for Bargarh women 25 Apr 2017 02:54 BARGARH: Every morning, Iswari Barik along with 20 other women of Putudera village in Bargarh district spends almost three hours under the sun for collecting water from a chuan (water pit) on the dry bed of Kumudi nullah. This has been a routine chore for …
  • Bargarh daily market gutted, Rs 50 lakh property destroyed 20 Apr 2017 02:40 Vendors gather near their shops after the fire was brought under control on Wednesday | Express BARGARH: A major fire broke out at Hatpada daily market in Bargarh town in the wee hours of Wednesday damaging property worth lakhs. Fortunately, no human …
  • After Bargarh, farmer ends life in Ganjam 15 Mar 2017 01:15 BERHAMPUR: After the farmer’s suicide in Bargarh, yet another farmer ended his life over crop loss and loan burden. T Bulu Reddy (33) of Chikarada village under Rangeilunda block in Ganjam district allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide. Reddy …
  • Bore-well fails Bagarty, farmers in Odisha's Bargarh suffer 11 Mar 2017 03:37 Collector surveying crop field of Khainu Bagarty during visit on Thursday | Express BARGARH: Even as District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik visited Kendapali village, following the suicide of farmer Khainu Bagarty, to record his observation, there is no …
  • Odisha: Four more districts opt for weekend shutdowns 03 Jul 2020 11:39 SAMBALPUR/ANGUL/BALANGIR: While the state government has decided to impose weekend shutdowns in July in 10 districts having more than 50 active positive cases, the administrations of four other districts — Bargarh, Balangir, Kendrapada and …
  • Odisha: Rain warning for 8 districts in next 48 hours 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast yellow warning for rainfall in eight districts for the next 48 hours. Most districts in the state will receive moderate to heavy rainfall in …
  • Badamba in Cuttack district declared containment zone as two test positive for COVID-19 29 Jun 2020 03:21 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The district administration on Sunday declared Badamba town as containment zone for 72 hours after the IIC of local police station and SBI cashier tested corona positive. Badamba police station has also been sealed. The IIC …
  • ’Multi-pronged response helped JSW survive crisis’ 29 Jun 2020 01:32 How has JSW Energy pivoted amid the covid-19 crisis? The overall power demand in India went down by 24% in April, and 19 % in May, but demand for the current month is down by only 11% till 25 June. Covid-19 has been an unprecedented event that has …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • Odisha forest staff injured in explosion 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A member of the Forest department’s elephant squad was critically injured in an explosion at a house in forest colony within Town police limits on Wednesday. The victim, Sujit Samal (28) was working in the store room of …
  • Record 237 single-day corona recoveries in Odisha (Ld) 20 Jun 2020 14:45 Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha on Saturday reported a record recovery of 237 coronavirus patients in a single day, taking the total number of such patients to 3,534 in the state, the Health Department said. “The untiring efforts of our Covid Warriors …
  • WFP India Country Brief, May 2020 19 Jun 2020 08:29 Highlights In order to raise awareness on preventing the spread of COVID-19, WFP prepared four animated videos that can be shared online: • Maintaining family harmony and fighting stigma • Maintaining good health and nutrition for pregnant women during the …
  • 14 elephants died in Odisha during COVID-19 lockdown: Forest department 19 Jun 2020 03:36 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In last two-and-half months of lockdown, at least 14 elephants died in Odisha. The deaths are attributed to poaching, electrocution and other unknown reasons. The last four deaths, though, are clearly instances of poaching …
  • Truck driver dupes, steals from guest workers 17 Jun 2020 03:13 Driver promises to help guest workers, snatches their money, leaves them stranded instead A driver and his associate dangled the hope on home in front of a group of guest workers from Odisha, only to mug them, leaving them bereft not only of all their …
  • Odisha trainer aircraft crash exposes poor emergency facilities 11 Jun 2020 08:24 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The trainer aircraft crash, which claimed two lives on Monday, has exposed the lack of basic emergency facilities at Birasal airstrip in Dhenkanal district.The airstrip, developed on a 50-acre land at an estimated cost of …
  • DGCA begins probe into trainer aircraft crash 10 Jun 2020 04:36 By Express News Service  BHUBANESWAR/DHENKANAL : A Team of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials arrived at Birasal airstrip in Dhenkanal district on Tuesday to investigate the trainer plane crash, which claimed the lives of a flying …
  • Steel City mourns death of pilot trainer 10 Jun 2020 00:37 Jamshedpur: The news of a training aircraft crash in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Sunday hit the prominent Jha family here like a thunderbolt. Their son, trainer pilot Sanjeev Kumar Jha, was killed in the crash along with a trainee from Tamil Nadu, …
  • Update: DGCA begins investigation into Odisha trainer aircraft crash 09 Jun 2020 09:02 Jun 09, 2020, 12:44PM ISTSource: TOI.inThe Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) began an investigation into the trainer aircraft crash in Odisha on June 8. The two-seater aircraft crashed at the airstrip of a Government Aviation Training Institute ( …
  • Despite Centre allowing reopening, several monuments to remain shut over Covid threat 09 Jun 2020 07:50 Jagannath Temple in Puri (ANI file photo) NEW DELHI: A day after the Union culture ministry announced that 820 centrally-protected monuments with places of worship on their premises will be thrown open to public from June 8, four states -- Maharashtra, …
  • Aircraft crash kills trainee pilot, trainer in Dhenkanal 09 Jun 2020 01:22 Angul: A two-seater training aircraft crashed at the airstrip of the Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) at Birasala in Dhenkanal district on Monday morning, killing a woman trainee pilot and her trainer, and prompting the Director General of …
  • Two-seater trainer plane crashes in Odisha's Dhenkanal, two pilots killed 08 Jun 2020 18:02 IAF aircraft crashes in Punjab's Hoshiarpur, pilots safe A two-seater trainer aircraft crashed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on early Monday (June 8) morning. A pilot trainer and a woman trainee pilot were killed in the crash shortly after …
  • Despite Centre's nod, J&K, 4 states to keep ASI monuments with places of worship shut 08 Jun 2020 12:18 New Delhi: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, ASI monuments having places of worship will remain shut in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir despite nod from the central government to reopen them from Monday, …
  • Odisha: 2 pilots killed after trainer aircraft crashes in Dhenkanal 08 Jun 2020 10:53 Image Source : ANI Trainer aircraft crashes in Odisha's Dhenkanal, 2 killed A trainee pilot and her instructor lost their lives after a trainer aircraft crashed in the Dhenkanal district of Odisha on Monday. The trainer aircraft crashed on the tarmac …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Trainer aircraft crashes in Odisha, 2 killed 08 Jun 2020 06:52 By: PTI | Dhenkanal (odisha) | Published: June 8, 2020 11:06:53 am Senior police and district officials are at the spot and a probe into the accident would be conducted. Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg A two-seater aircraft crashed in Odisha’s …
  • Trainee, instructor killed as 2-seater aircraft crashes in Odisha 08 Jun 2020 06:32 Jun 08, 2020, 11:35AM ISTSource: Times Now2 pilots, one a captain and the other a trainee, lost their lives after a trainer aircraft crashed on Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Monday. The 2-seater aircraft crashed at the Government Aviation Training …
  • Chief instructor, trainee pilot killed as Cessna aircraft crashes in Odisha 08 Jun 2020 06:16 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A chief pilot trainer and a trainee pilot were killed in Dhenkanal district when a trainer aircraft crashed on Monday morning. Sources said the Cessna FA-152 VT-ENF trainer aircraft fell off from a height of nearly 100 …
  • 2 killed after trainer aircraft crashes in Odisha’s Dhenkanal 08 Jun 2020 05:48 A two-seater aircraft crashed in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Monday, killing a trainee pilot and her instructor, officials said. The trainer aircraft crashed on the tarmac at the Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) at Birasala in the district, …
  • Coronavirus: No religious places to open in Odisha till June 30 08 Jun 2020 04:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As 820 places of worship and heritage sites will open to public from Monday following the guidelines issued by the Centre under unlock 1.0, Odisha Government on Sunday clarified that such places will remain closed in …
  • India No Country For Elephants, Either In The Wild Or In Capitivity 06 Jun 2020 12:29 The outrage over the past week has been immense after the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala’s Palakkad left the country bereaved. But in the same week, two more elephants would have died somewhere else in the country, perhaps the deaths as painful. …
  • Tata Power eyes distribution operations in small towns, to raise capital limit 04 Jun 2020 13:02 MUMBAI: Tata Power, India’s largest private power generation company, is eyeing an expansion in its electricity distribution business and has sought shareholders' approval to raise its authorised share capital which will give it more headroom to raise …
  • Make in Odisha 2020 still on track, says government 02 Jun 2020 19:48 BHUBANESWAR: Make in Odisha, the state’s marquee event, will be held at the end of the year and there is no let-up in the state government’s efforts to make the investment meet a success, industry secretary Hemant Sharma told ET. “We had detailed …
  • Four children drown in swollen pond at Odisha's Dhenkanal 02 Jun 2020 05:22 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: In a tragic incident, four children from a family drowned in a pond at Govindpur Barabankasahi village here on Monday. They are Priti Dehury, Rajesh, Nehal and Trytimayee Dehury. The children were taking bath when they …
  • Tata Power completes 51% stake buy in Odisha's TPCODL for Rs 179 crore 01 Jun 2020 17:57 New Delhi: Tata Power on Monday said it has completed the acquisition of 51 per cent stake in TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) for Rs 178.5 crore. TPCODL carries out the business of Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU). The …
  • Tata Power takes over Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha 01 Jun 2020 15:48 Tata Power has taken over the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU). Tata Power received the Letter of Intent (LoI) from the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) for the distribution and retail supply of electricity in Odisha’s …
  • Tata Power to manage power distribution in central Odisha from June 1 01 Jun 2020 14:07 Tata Power on Monday said it has taken over the management of electricity distribution of five circles in Odisha, together constituting Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) of the state. The five circles consist of Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Puri, Paradip …
  • Two health workers in Kendrapada among 105 new cases in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The state reported 105 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 1,948. Ten of those who tested positive are locals, including two health workers in …
  • Odisha schools to remain closed till July 14 01 Jun 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Schools in Odisha, which were scheduled to reopen on June 17, are likely to remain closed till July 14 owing to the new regulations under lockdown 5.0. The School and Mass Education department has submitted a proposal …
  • COVID-19- Odisha reports highest single-day spike 31 May 2020 16:17 Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, with 129 more people testing positive for the infection, a health department official said. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to 1,948, he said. Of …
  • 96 more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha 31 May 2020 16:16 Bhubaneswar: As many as 96 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 1,819, a health department official said. The fresh cases were reported from 18 districts and the new patients had returned from worst- …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 129 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,948; death toll at 7 31 May 2020 11:14 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 129 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,948; death toll at 7 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,948 after 129 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on …
  • Four frontline workers positive as cases in Odisha see biggest jump of 120 31 May 2020 10:24 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: On a day Odisha saluted the spirit of Covid-19 warriors, four frontline workers were among the 120 who tested positive for the virus on Saturday in the single biggest spike the state has seen so …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 129 cases, state tally 1948 31 May 2020 09:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In the biggest spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha so far, 129 new cases have been reported from 19 of its districts in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases close to 2000. Health and Family Welfare …
  • Covid-19: Odisha's cure rate goes up as 90 more recover 30 May 2020 14:26 BHUBANESWAR: The state is witnessing a steady increase in the number of recoveries from Covid-19 as 90 more got discharged from hospitals on Friday even as 63 people tested positive for the virus. Two Covid-19 patients also died on the day, but the health …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 96 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,819 30 May 2020 08:38 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 96 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,819 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,819 after 96 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on Saturday. With the …
  • Bhubaneswar wakes up to late night mini storm 30 May 2020 04:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Residents of Bhubaneswar woke up to strong winds, lighting and thunderstorm on Friday morning. The wind accompanied with rain continued for an hour from around 3.30 am in the City. Odisha IMD said the wind with a speed …
  • Odisha’s COVID-19 recovery rate at 56 per cent, third highest in India 30 May 2020 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: On a day when 63 new cases were reported, Odisha posted a recovery rate of 56 per cent with discharge of 90 more Covid-19 patients on Friday. In terms of recovery, it is ranked third among States that have recorded more …
  • Medical park to be set up in Dhenkanal 29 May 2020 23:11 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Friday announced to set up two industrial parks over 1,000 acres each to attract more investments to the state. “The parks will draw investment to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore to Rs 7,000 crore and provide employment to …
  • Two Covid-19 patients die of comorbidities in Odisha 29 May 2020 17:19 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: Two Covid-19 patients died of their comorbidities while 63 more tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the health department updates said. The health department tweeted that a 72-year man of Balasore district who was …
  • Severe thunderstorm, rain lash Bhubaneswar early morning 29 May 2020 17:19 Trees were damaged in the gale BHUBANESWAR: At around 3.45am on Friday, severe thunderstorm and lightning with heavy rain lashed the twin city. The thunderstorm continued for around 45 minutes and surprised city denizens. Gusty wind damaged trees in twin …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 63 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,723 29 May 2020 15:07 Image Source : AP Coronavirus in Odisha: 63 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,723 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,723 after 63 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the latest updates …
  • Odisha govt announces Rs 17K cr livelihood package 29 May 2020 12:24 Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday announced a special package to provide employment opportunities for migrant workers and people affected due to Covid-19 pandemic in the rural areas. The council of ministers’ meeting, presided over …
  • Nor'wester thunderstorms, gales wreak havoc in Bhubaneswar, trees uprooted 29 May 2020 09:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Nor'wester rains wreaked havoc in Bhubaneswar and other parts of the state in the wee hours of Friday. The Odisha IMD said winds up to 93 km/hr occurred in Bhubaneswar for a few minutes at 4 am. Strong winds, …
  • Tata Power to take over CESU management 29 May 2020 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Tata Power Company Limited ( TPCL), a subsidiary of Tata Group, will take over the management of Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) from June 1. The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) that awarded …
  • India: Assessment of fortification of Mid-Day Meal Programme in Dhenkanal, Odisha, 2016-2018 Evaluation Report 12 May 2020 19:02 Evaluation Context Micronutrient deficiency continues to affect sizeable sections of the global population and this “hidden hunger” extracts a substantial toll in terms of morbidity, mortality, reduced economic productivity and poor quality of life from …
  • Dhenkanal farmers seek resumption of haats 09 Apr 2020 04:17 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Facing serious losses due to the lockdown, farmers and vegetable traders have urged the administration to resume weekly and bi-weekly haats in the district. All haats under regulated marketing committees (RMCs) have been …
  • One elephant dies and another hurt as speeding truck hits them in Odisha's Dhenkanal district 30 Jan 2020 07:44 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: An elephant calf was killed and another injured after the two were hit by a speeding truck on NH 55 near Podapada in Dhenkanal district early on Thursday morning. The mishap occurred at about 5.30 am when a herd of …
  • Six pythons rescued in Odisha’s Dhenkanal 14 Jan 2020 07:53 Dhenkanal (Odisha): Six pythons were on Monday rescued from a hume pipe in Gajamara of Dhenkanal district in Odisha. Snake rescuer Sheikh Lalu said that of the six pythons, one was as long as 18 feet. “We rescued six pythons and the longest one was 18 feet …
  • Odisha: Extension of autonomous status of Dhenkanal College urged 30 Nov 2019 06:13
  • India: Optimisation of Supply Chain of Targeted Public Distribution System in Dhenkanal, Odisha 13 Sep 2019 09:14 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Government of Odisha (GoO) has made remarkable progress and enhancements to the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) of the state since the adoption of the National Food Security Act’ 2013 (NFSA) and the implementation of End-to-End …
  • Staff crunch hits Dhenkanal forest division in Odisha 12 Aug 2019 06:17 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Vacancies in  Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) posts, who look after afforestation and eco-tourism, have affected the functioning of Dhenkanal Forest Division office. Of the three sanctioned ACF posts, all are lying …
  • Conjoined twins born in Odisha's Dhenkanal 02 Jul 2019 03:37 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A woman from Khalpal village in Parjang block gave birth to conjoined twins at the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here on Monday.  The twins, both female, born to Renubala Behera are joined from the stomach and …
  • Mixed cropping gets priority in Odisha's Dhenkanal 13 Jun 2019 05:25 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The district agriculture strategy committee has decided to grow both paddy and non-paddy crops in 1,85,100 hectares (ha) of land in the ensuing kharif season. Crop diversification and mixed cropping, including mango and …
  • 4 killed, many injured after wall collapses at vegetable market in Odisha's Dhenkanal 10 Jun 2019 19:33 Alasua market, Odisha wall collapsetwitter At least four people have been reported to be killed and several injured after the wall of an abandoned rice mill collapsed near Alasua market on the outskirts of Odisha's Dhenkanal. The four victims were all …
  • Odisha govenrment to promote mangoes for export in Dhenkanal district 31 May 2019 06:56 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The district administration has decided to promote cultivation of export-oriented mangoes in Government-run Saptasajya farm here. The district horticulture office will also set up a sample mango garden in a scientific …
  • BJD MP from Dhenkanal Tathagat Satpathy announces decision to quit politics 05 Mar 2019 10:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESHWAR: With the upcoming Lok Sabha elections only a few months away, ruling BJD’s Lok Sabha member from Dhenkanal, Tathagat Satpathy, has announced his decision to quit politics, sparking a buzz in political circles here. …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home case: Pradhan seeks Rajnath's intervention for probe 09 Dec 2018 02:32 [India] Dec 9 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in order to ensure a fair and transparent probe in the Dhenkanal shelter home case. The Dhenkanal Police has already sealed a shelter home run by …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home snowballs from sexual abuse to conversion 05 Dec 2018 06:21 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/ DHENKANAL: As a video went viral showing religious conversion (Duban ritual) ceremony purportedly at the shelter home run by Good News India at Beltikiri in Dhenkanal district which is in the news for alleged sexual …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home inmates shifted 03 Dec 2018 08:41 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The district administration on Sunday shifted the inmates of illegally run Good News India Dream Centre’s shelter home at Beltikiri to child care institution of Maharshi Dayananda Service Mission (MDSM) even as police …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home sealed 03 Dec 2018 08:41 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates there were sexually abused, police said. The action was …
  • Odisha: Minor girls allege sexual abuse at shelter home in Dhenkanal; in-charge arrested 02 Dec 2018 12:32 Representational Image Minor girls on Saturday alleged sexual abuse at a shelter home operating illegally in Odisha's Dhenkanal district following which its in-charge was arrested by police.   According to the allegations leveled by the girls, they …
  • Women and Child Development Minister orders closure of Dhenkanal shelter home 02 Dec 2018 05:09 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/DHENKANAL : Minister for Women and Child Development Prafulla Samal on Saturday ordered closure of the shelter home in Dhenkanal district where girl inmates were allegedly sexually harassed. Following allegations by …
  • NGO raided in Dhenkanal after exploitation allegations 02 Dec 2018 00:01 “Police are taking steps after an FIR was registered under POCSO Act,” said Dhenkanal Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan. (Photo for representational purpose) The Dhenkanal branch of an NGO running children’s homes across Odisha was raided on Saturday by police …
  • Odisha: CM Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal 20 Nov 2018 05:28 Image Source : PTI Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the setting up of a beer-bottling plant in Dhenkanal district, two days after a clash between locals and police over the felling …
  • Following protests, CM revokes Dhenkanal beer plant project 20 Nov 2018 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As tree felling in Balarampur village of Dhenkanal district for setting up a beer bottling plant became difficult for the State Government to handle because of the outrage among the people and the ongoing winter …
  • Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal 19 Nov 2018 14:31 \R Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 () Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the setting up of a beer-bottling plant in Dhenkanal district, two days after a clash between locals and police over the felling of hundreds of trees for the project. …
  • Odisha: Three arrested for Dhenkanal elephant electrocution 03 Nov 2018 20:45 By: PTI | Dhenkanal | Published: November 3, 2018 10:26:36 pm The elephants had died after coming in contact with a live high voltage wire near Kamalanga village under the Sadar Forest Range on October 27. (PTI) Three employees of Forest and Environment …
  • After sagging wires, open wells pose danger in Dhenkanal 03 Nov 2018 06:48 Express News Service DHENKANAL: The safety of jumbos in the State still remains a matter of grave concern as a seven-year-old elephant fell into an open well at Mahidharpur village in Sadar forest range here on Friday. Around 400 open wells in the district …
  • Odisha CM orders probe into electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal 28 Oct 2018 18:57 A herd of 13 jumbos were passing through the village in Sadar Forest Range when seven of them came in contact with a sagging 11-KV line and was electrocuted. (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a probe into the death of seven …
  • Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal, govt suspends 6 officials, sacks junior engineer of CESU 28 Oct 2018 16:23 Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal, govt suspends 6 officials, sacks junior engineer of CESU. At least seven elephants died of electrocution after coming in contact with a live wire near Kamalanga village in Odisha's Dhenkanal …
  • Odisha CM orders probe into electrocution of 7 jumbos in Dhenkanal 28 Oct 2018 07:27 A herd of 13 jumbos were passing through the village in Sadar Forest Range when seven of them came in contact with a sagging 11-KV line and was electrocuted. (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a probe into the death of seven …
  • Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal district 27 Oct 2018 10:01 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Seven elephants were electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire on the outskirts of Kamalanga village under Sadar Forest Range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday. The incident came to light when villagers …
  • Green manure use helps Dhenkanal farmers 21 Sep 2018 02:12 Express News Service DHENKANAL: As part of the sustainable farm practices, the district administration is encouraging farmers to grow legume crops that can help revive soil fertility and reduce their input costs on chemical fertilisers. The strategy …
  • Concern over falling sex ratio in Dhenkanal 17 Sep 2018 02:31 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan has expressed concern over the widening sex ratio in the district despite efforts to create awareness on the importance of girl child. Though the male-female ratio was 1,000:943 in the …
  • Dhenkanal DHH shifted to new building 15 May 2018 01:59 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The local administration on Monday shifted the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) to its new seven-storey building at Dakhinakali Road here ahead of its inauguration. Patients were also carried from Baji Chowk campus to …
  • Elephants kill two in Dhenkanal 13 Apr 2018 01:10 DHENKANAL : At least two persons were killed following attacks by elephants at two places in the district on Thursday. The victims have been identified as Niranjan Mohanty of Damodarnali village and Achyuta Rout of Chaulia village. As per reports, 70-year- …
  • Business rivalry behind murder of BJD youth leader: Dhenkanal SP 06 Apr 2018 02:12 DHENKANAL: In a major development, the district police on Thursday arrested eight persons in connection with the killing of BJD’s youth wing president of Dhenkanal Jasobant Parida 11 days ago. While two of them were arrested from West Bengal, six others …
  • Spurious seeds hit groundnut farmers in Dhenkanal district of Odisha 01 Apr 2018 02:34 DHENKANAL: Contrary to expectations, the yield of groundnut is likely to be lower this season in the district thanks to circulation of suspected spurious seeds by the Agriculture department. As per reports, the cash crop over 300 acres in Mandapal area of …
  • BJD Dhenkanal youth wing president shot dead 26 Mar 2018 09:05 By: PTI | Dhenkanal | Published: March 26, 2018 2:29 pm The BJD’s youth wing president of Dhenkanal district, Jashobanta Parida, was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal on Monday morning, the police said. Parida, aged around …
  • Dhenkanal farmers seek incentives to grow sunflower 18 Mar 2018 23:48 DHENKANAL: Though the Government has been promoting cultivation of cash crops, including oilseeds, though incentives to farmers, lack of access to credit has hit the sunflower growers of the district hard. According to Agriculture department sources, …
  • Tusker kills villager in Dhenkanal 04 Mar 2018 19:23 Dhenkanal: A tusker killed a man at Kamakhyanagar range, while a herd of elephants stopped traffic on NH-55 at Haldiabahal between Dhenkanal and Angul for two hours on Sunday morning. Gandharva Maharana was going to visit a family relative from his native …
  • Miffed over Dhenkanal SDM’s act, lawyers to boycott court work from today 12 Feb 2018 00:57 DHENKANAL: Lawyers have announced to boycott court work from Monday alleging high-handedness of Dhenkanal Sub-Collector and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Shilpa Sharma.While tension runs high in Dhenkanal over repeated confrontations between lawyers and Sharma …
  • Dhenkanal awaits expert help to arrest ‘jumbo’ problem 28 Jan 2018 23:17 DHENKANAL: There seems to be little respite for people of Dhenkanal from the rising incidents of man-animal conflict. While many elephants have died in the past due to poaching and electrocution, several persons have succumbed to elephant attacks in rural …
  • Poacher killed in Dhenkanal forest 25 Jan 2018 20:00 Dhenkanal: A poacher on Tuesday night was killed in a forest here. Madhusudan Dehury, 40, of Similia village in Gondia police limits had gone to nearby by Sorishpada forest, along with another poacher, Babuli Dehury, for hunting. They were allegedly …
  • Dhenkanal children branded with hot iron 16 Jan 2018 03:34 DHENKANAL: Superstition related to branding of children to cure them of common ailments refuses to stop in tribal-dominated blocks of the district. Several children were branded with hot iron rod by a village quack in Thoriasanda near Jamunakote in Bhuban …
  • Agrarian crisis continues to hit farmers in Dhenkanal 18 Sep 2017 05:37 DHENKANAL:Drought, crop failure, debt burden, man-animal conflict, land grabbing __ many farmers live in a constant struggle. And some give up the fight. In the kharif season this year, more than three farmers have committed suicide in the district. Though …
  • Probe into Dhenkanal farmer death begins 15 Sep 2017 06:20 DHENKANAL:A day after a 50-year-old farmer of Beltikiri village under Sadar block of the district committed suicide by hanging in his house, the district administration on Thursday conducted a joint inquiry into the incident. Sources said Aswini Sahoo …
  • Odisha's biggest tissue culture lab opens in Dhenkanal 26 Aug 2017 04:40 Image for representational purpose only. DHENKANAL: Odisha's biggest tissue culture laboratory, set up with assistance of the National Horticulture Mission, was inaugurated near Gajmara village of Sadar block in Dhenkanal district on Friday. The lab …
  • Jumbo kills woman in Dhenkanal 17 Aug 2017 06:32 DHENKANAL:A 45-year-old woman died after being attacked by an elephant in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday. Locals resorted to road blockade following the incident that led to disruption of vehicular traffic. The deceased is Uma Gadnayak. She was sleeping …
  • Dhenkanal sex ratio on decline 21 Jul 2017 05:32 DHENKANAL: Despite implementation of several schemes including Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana (BKRY) in the State, the child sex ratio has declined to 877 girls for 1000 boys in the district. Informing this during a meeting of the District Task Force and …
  • Garlands from Dhenkanal grab eyeballs 03 Jul 2017 21:56 Puri, July 3: A group of devotees from Dhenkanal district of the state won hearts during the return sojourn of the Trinity today. The 25 devotees, comprising youngsters and senior citizens both, took on a voyage to the holy town with special gifts for the …
  • Ex-MLA, suspended Congress leader from Dhenkanal joins BJD 30 Apr 2017 15:24 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:April 30, 2017 8:20 pm Suspended Congress leader and former MLA Sudhir Samal on Sunday joined the BJD in Odisha. Samal, who was the president of Dhenkanal district unit of Congress, joined BJD along with a large number of …
  • Dhenkanal tense after murder 06 Feb 2017 10:16 Bhubaneswar, Feb. 5: Tension prevailed at Tarabha village in Odisha's Dhenkanal district following the murder of a cabbie in a fresh pre-poll violence yesterday. The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders in the village even as the BJP …
  • Rs 3 lakh robbed from rural bank in Dhenkanal 09 Jan 2017 15:36
    • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
    • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
    • Elephant turns on its heel to charge villager across fields after he hits it with a stick  31 Dec 2019 18:23 Jumbo mistake! Moment an angry elephant turns on its heel to chase a villager in revenge for being hit with a stick Villagers spotted elephant feeding on crops and decided to try and chase it away One man hit the animal with a stick - before it promptly …
    • Peanut paste not a solution for severe malnutrition: study 17 Oct 2019 20:16 Deaths due to severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in India could be at least a tenth of what was earlier believed, which implies that instead of taking emergency measures such as providing Ready To Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), there needs to be a focus on non- …
    • Odisha govt approves DPR of Rs 700 cr under Rurban Mission 25 Sep 2019 02:59 Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved a detail project report (DPR) worth Rs 700 crore for development of nine identified clusters under the Centre’s ‘Rurban Mission’. The projects were approved in a meeting of state empowered committee …
    • Fighting Malnutrition In Odisha’s Angul, A Story That Inspires All 22 Sep 2019 07:07 Located in a remote corner of Odisha is a small district of about 6,232 square km, named Angul. A small district, it has got its own story to tell about its efforts in battling malnutrition and showing its people the path towards healthy life. Angul is …
    • Monsoon to reach Odisha 5-6 days late: IMD 04 Jun 2019 03:28 [India], June 3 (ANI): The monsoon will reach Odisha five-six days late this time, said Indian Meteorological Department's (MeT) local office here on Monday as the pre-monsoon showers were reported from parts of the state today. Talking to ANI, HR …
    • Odisha: Rain, thunderstorm wreak havoc; movement on NH 26 hampered 04 Jun 2019 01:58 [India], June 4 (ANI): Movement of vehicles on National Highway 26 was hampered here on Monday as rain coupled with thunderstorm wreaked havoc in the region. Several trees and electric poles were uprooted due to which vehicles were lined up for hours near …
    • Odisha: 8 die, 6 injured due to thunderstorm, lightning 03 Jun 2019 16:02 [India], June 3 (ANI): As many as eight people died and six injured due to thunderstorm and lightning in different parts of Odisha during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Two deaths have been reported each from Koraput, Kendujhar, Jajpur and …
    • Cyclonic storm Fani: NCMC to meet today to take stock of emerging situation 02 May 2019 18:34 Image Source : IMD Image Cyclonic storm 'Fani' is expected to make landfall in Odisha on Friday afternoon. Wind speed may touch up to 180 km per hour causing heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the state, the India Meteorological Department …
    • Cyclone Fani: Massive evacuation underway as Odisha braces for storm; 203 trains cancelled 02 May 2019 18:06 Indian fishermen attempt to bring their boat ashore amid strong winds at Chandrabhaga beach in Puri district of eastern Odisha (AP Photo) India is bracing for an extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani as it moves closer to coastal Odisha, ahead of its …
    • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: 8 lakh people evacuated; Nasa tracking storm's movement 02 May 2019 13:01 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone updates: Over 8 lakh evacuated in Odisha 02 May 2019 12:15 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani: 89 trains cancelled, 3 specials put in service to evacuate tourists 02 May 2019 10:32 New Delhi: The Railways on Thursday said around 89 trains have been cancelled in the last two days in view of the 'extremely severe' cyclonic storm 'Fani', which is likely to affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, while three …
    • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: 8 lakh people evacuated; PM Modi reviews preparedness 02 May 2019 10:28 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani: Around 89 trains cancelled, 3 special trains put in service to evacuate tourists 02 May 2019 10:28 New Delhi: The Railways Thursday said around 89 trains have been cancelled in the last two days in view of the 'extremely severe' cyclonic storm 'Fani', which is likely to affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, while three special …
    • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: About 8 lakh people evacuated to safer places 02 May 2019 09:13 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani Updates 02 May 2019 07:20 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani live: Over 8 lakh to be evacuated 02 May 2019 07:19 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani Updates 02 May 2019 06:44 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • 20 years on, Odisha village still weeps for Staines 08 Apr 2019 03:36 MANOHARPUR, KEONJHAR: Twenty years after Graham Stuart Staines, his sons Philip (10) and Timothy (six) were burnt to death by a rabid bunch that claimed he was converting people in the name of missionary activity, Manoharpur, a nondescript tribal village …
    • Graham Staines’ story still very relevant: Director 29 Mar 2019 11:22 Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) “The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story” director Aneesh Daniel says the movie, which documents the tragic death of an Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines and his sons in Odisha, is very relevant in the current …
    • 3 Idiots actor Sharman Joshi: Have got all films based on my merit 25 Mar 2019 12:00 Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi, whose films have received positive response from the critics and the audience, has not been seen much in the recently released successful films. During the recent interaction in Mumbai, Sharman told the reporters, "While …
    • Extremism is a threat to humanity: Sharman Joshi 24 Mar 2019 12:05 Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi, whose latest film “The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story” is based on the real-life incident of the late Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines, believes that extremism should always be …
    • World's second oldest rock discovered in India 06 Jun 2018 05:25 Adiscovery of a rock sample eight years ago near Champua, a small town in the Kendujhar district of India’s Odisha state offers fresh clues about the Earth’s origins. The discovery was made by geologists from Curtin University, Malaysia and the University …
    • Where is Manipur?..I'm from Manipur!! :: Raghu Ningthoujam 05 Jun 2018 00:31 Where is Manipur....? "I'm from Manipur....!" "Loss of an erstwhile Kingdom to a Hamlet with an antagonistic name...!" Raghu Ningthoujam * Manipur in rajasthan The question "where is Manipur...?" looks to be funny and …
    • World's second oldest rock is from Odisha 10 May 2018 03:14 A rock sample recovered nearly eight years ago from Champua in Odisha’s Kendujhar district has put India at the forefront of geological research in the world. Scientists have found in the rock a grain of magmatic zircon (a mineral that contains traces of …
    • Academic push at pageant 31 Dec 2017 19:27 Bhubaneswar: Bhioliona Boro of Guwahati was crowned the KIIT Nanhi Pari Little Miss India on Saturday evening. State girl Jita Mohapatra from Chennai became the first runner-up while Anoushka Singh of Patna was the second runner-up of the beauty pageant. …
    • MoCab launches new quick and easy cab services in Odisha 20 Dec 2017 10:07 MoCab is a newly launched cab aggregator in Odisha, India that allows the customers to book a cab easily for traveling with comfort with many value-added services. They intend to become the best taxi and travel service in the state. Considering that most …
    • Odisha eyes Bihar's 05 Nov 2017 22:49 Patna: The Odisha government has evinced interest in taking up makhana (gorgon nut) cultivation in the state and has invited an entrepreneur from Bihar to explore its possibility. The entrepreneur happens to be Satyajit Singh, managing director of Shakti …
    • Odisha reviews projects totalling Rs 900 crore in mining districts 28 Oct 2017 05:01 Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi on Friday reviewed the progress made vis-a-vis projects entailing an expenditure of Rs 900 crore under the Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC). These projects relate to …
    • Nagada: A journey into India’s heart of darkness 03 Mar 2017 12:02 Nagada (Jajpur district, Odisha): On a mud wall inside 25-year-old Mangala’s thatched hut in the forested hills of Odisha’s tribal heartland hangs a school bag, the sole sign of hope in the four-member family that lost one-year-old Saraswati to …
    • Hupi’s tale: India’s biggest rugby hope is from rural Odisha 28 Feb 2017 21:51 Written by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Published:March 1, 2017 2:10 am Hupi Majhi was India’s top scorer in Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy. When eight-year-old Hupi Majhi was sent to a boarding school in Bhubaneswar, she was fearful about what lay in store for …
    • 14 elephants died in Odisha during COVID-19 lockdown: Forest department 19 Jun 2020 03:36 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In last two-and-half months of lockdown, at least 14 elephants died in Odisha. The deaths are attributed to poaching, electrocution and other unknown reasons. The last four deaths, though, are clearly instances of poaching …
    • Bhubaneswar back in red zone as one tests positive for coronavirus 30 Apr 2020 04:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) relaxed lockdown norms allowing certain services and business establishments to operate following no report of any Covid case in last 14 days, one person tested …
    • Odisha unveils two coronavirus-dedicated hospitals, 34 more in the pipeline 15 Apr 2020 17:00 Image Source : ODISHA CM TWITTER HANDLE State officials inspecting the coronavirus-dedicated hospitals in Bhawanipatna on Wednesday  The Odisha government on Wednesday inaugurated two of its first 36 hospitals, which will be dedicated entirely to treat …
    • 100 labourers from Balangir, Subarnapur stranded in Hyderabad, Bengaluru 29 Mar 2020 00:27
    • Principal at fake college in Odisha, serving lecturer in another 07 Mar 2020 07:51 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: A day after the couple running a fake college in Sambalpur surrendered before the police, more information on their operations and the fakery came to the fore.The principal of the fake college Jamuna Devi (JD) Junior …
    • Lease of Life: Once dead, the freshwater lake in Cuttack is now a haven for birds 22 Feb 2020 17:34 A patch of water hyacinths enclosed in a blue net floats in the middle of Ansupa Lake, its serene surface reflecting an overcast sky and hills. “That patch is for people to take selfies,” says Faninandra Bhushan Nanda, assistant conservator of forest at …
    • Old hands back as BJD heads in 14 districts of Odisha 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While several old hands have been elected as presidents of organisational districts of BJD, more than half of them are new faces. The ruling BJD on Friday announced presidents of 33 organisational districts, election …
    • Honorary D Litt conferred on Atal Bihari Panda  30 Nov 2019 08:17 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Nonagenarian Sambalpuri film artiste Atal Bihari Panda was conferred with honorary D Litt degree during the 30th convocation of Sambalpur University on Friday. Panda, who hails from Binika in Subarnapur district, is …
    • Wanted criminal held after encounter in Odisha 26 Nov 2019 05:58 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: A wanted criminal Hadapa Siva was arrested following an encounter with Rayagada police on Monday.  He is wanted for allegedly kidnapping a youth Bibhuti Pujari eight days back. Bibhuti was rescued by Rayagada Police on …
    • Free coaching to be provided SC/ST civil services aspirants in Rourkela 23 Nov 2019 01:13 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The Rourkela Smart City Ltd and Rourkela Municipal Corporation will provide free special coaching to civil services aspirants of ST and SC communities under ‘Samata’ initiative.   Official sources said an entrance test …
    • Odisha’s strides in nutrition 18 Nov 2019 20:28 Odisha, which is one of the Empowered Action Group States, or eight socioeconomically backward States of India, has done remarkably well in health and nutrition outcomes over the past two decades. Its infant mortality rate has significantly declined. Its …
    • Odisha govt starts process to appoint VCs in two new universities 13 Nov 2019 03:18 BHUBANESWAR: The higher education department on Monday urged office of governor and chancellor of state universities Ganeshi Lal to take necessary steps for appointment of vice chancellors in Rajendra University Balangir and Kalahandi University …
    • Odisha rights panel seeks report on distress labour migration 01 Oct 2019 06:51 A full Bench of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of distress labour migration from the State and directed the Labour Secretary to file a comprehensive report on the issue by October 28. The full Bench of the OHRC …
    • Odisha govt approves DPR of Rs 700 cr under Rurban Mission 25 Sep 2019 02:59 Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved a detail project report (DPR) worth Rs 700 crore for development of nine identified clusters under the Centre’s ‘Rurban Mission’. The projects were approved in a meeting of state empowered committee …
    • More rains in store  for Odisha 26 Aug 2019 06:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State will receive more rains under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over north-west Bay of Bengal, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.The regional Met office predicted light to moderate …
    • Seven-member panel formed for BJD membership drive 24 Aug 2019 05:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Friday constituted a State-level committee to monitor and coordinate the party’s membership drive set to start from September 2. The seven-member committee comprises …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismisses 15 officials 18 Aug 2019 05:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha Government dismissed at least 15 officials from service and stopped pensions of two others, an official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said on Saturday. Stating that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik …
    • Revisiting some rare weaves, this National Handloom Day 17 Aug 2019 20:45 National Handloom Day celebrates the pluralistic traditions of the country. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) With #SareeTwitter taking the internet by storm to exhibitions highlighting the diversity of handspun weaves, it becomes imperative to observe …
    • 20 gates of Hirakud Dam opened to release excess water 16 Aug 2019 06:57 Image Source : PTI 20 gates of Hirakud Dam opened to release excess water With the water level in Hirakud Dam rising due to incessant rain in upper catchments of Mahanadi river, the authorities opened 20 gates on Thursday to release excess water from the …
    • Odisha on High Alert! Authorities prepare to release floodwater in Mahanadi 14 Aug 2019 19:47 Image Source : PTI Image for representation Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday asked Collectors of 11 districts to prepare for the impending flood in Mahanadi river. Due to heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the …
    • Monsoon fury in Kerala, Karnataka; death toll rises to 153 in 2 states 14 Aug 2019 15:22 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/ BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Torrential rains lashed many states of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 153 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three …
    • Mahanadi in spate, 11 Odisha districts on high alert 14 Aug 2019 12:26 Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday asked Collectors of 11 districts to prepare for the impending flood in Mahanadi river. Due to heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the Mahanadi, about 11 …
    • Naveen Patnaik reviews flood-hit districts of Odisha 14 Aug 2019 02:42 Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the flood-hit districts of the state and extended seven days gratuitous relief to those affected. Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Subarnapur and Kandhamal districts of the state are …
    • Heavy rainfall in Odisha to bring down monsoon deficit 07 Aug 2019 02:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rainfall deficit in Odisha, which currently is nearly 20 per cent, will come down as the State is all set to witness a good spell of rain in the next two to three days, said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Director HR …
    • Odisha receives deficit rainfall of 31.5% in June 01 Jul 2019 09:43 Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) Odisha experienced a rainfall deficit of 31.5 per cent in June this year, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said on Monday. Odisha got average rainfall of 148.3 mm against the Long Term Average (LTA) of 216.5 mm …
    • Promise of handouts by India's Congress could dent Modi's... 30 Mar 2019 11:51  28 Mar 2019 - 22:01 A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi" . Reuters/Amit …
    • Promise of handouts by India's Congress could dent Modi's momentum Reuters 30 Mar 2019 08:25 By Devjyot Ghoshal and Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI, March 28 (Reuters) - The main opposition Congress party's promise to give sizable cash handouts to India's poorest families if voted to power could re-energize its campaign to oust Prime Minister …
    • Promise of handouts by India’s Congress could dent Modi’s momentum 28 Mar 2019 10:39 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The main opposition Congress party’s promise to give sizable cash handouts to India’s poorest families if voted to power could reenergize its campaign to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the general election starting in two weeks. …
    • State achieves 89 pc kharif target 10 Mar 2019 05:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amidst criticism over delay in opening of mandis, the State Government has procured over 49.36 lakh tonne of paddy, achieving 89 per cent of the target till March 5.The paddy procurement target for Kharif Marketing …
    • 17 districts in Odisha fail in timely pay-back to chit fund scam victims 26 Feb 2019 08:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 17 districts have failed to ensure timely disbursement of compensation to small investors affected by chit fund scam in the State. A recent report of the State Government on distribution of financial aid to …
    • Odisha: Junior doctors on strike say unconventional methods risk patients’ lives 08 Dec 2018 00:09 Junior doctors at VIMSAR are seeking the director’s removal The Director of a state government-run medical college in Odisha withdrew from surgical practice Friday, after doctors from two more government medical colleges threatened to join an ongoing cease …
    • Ropeway service to be started soon at Patali Srikhetra shrine 19 Nov 2018 04:32 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  A ropeway will be built at Patali Srikhetra, which is associated with Lord Jagannath of Puri, in Kotsamalai of Subarnapur district to attract tourists. The Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) will instal the …
    • Lawyers associations plan ‘Mahabandh’ over West Odisha bench of High Court 13 Nov 2018 09:37 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: THE Central Action Committee (CAC) of All Western Odisha Bar Association (AWOBA) has resolved to intensify the ongoing agitation over establishment of High Court bench in western Odisha. This was decided at a meeting of …
    • Incessant rain cripples life in Odisha 06 Sep 2018 15:13 BHUBANESWAR: Incessant rains crippled life in several parts of Odisha on Thursday as the depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression, raising the likelihood of more downpour till Friday, officials said. Low-lying areas in several …
    • Possibility of minor-to-medium flood in 11 Odisha districts as Mahanadi swells 29 Aug 2018 17:13 BHUBANESWAR: As the water level in the Mahanadi river continued to swell after discharge of water from the Hirakud Dam, the Odisha government said on Wednesday that there was a possibility of a minor-to-medium flood in 11 districts located in the river …
    • Pluckers to hold Gram Sabha on August 15 12 Aug 2018 02:17 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Odisha Kendupatra Karmachari Sangha (OKKS) will hold Gram Sabhas in eight districts on August 15 to adopt proposals for maintaining status quo on procurement of kendu leaf. The Forest department’s kendu leaf wing is …
    • Odisha receives 28.9% surplus rainfall in July 01 Aug 2018 10:14 Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Odisha has received a surplus rainfall of 28.9 per cent in July, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Wednesday informed. The state received an average rainfall of 438.0 mm against the long-term average (LTA) of 339.9 mm in July …
    • Odisha: Weak embankments fuel flood fear 23 Jul 2018 23:06 By Express News Service CUTTACK:  With Mahanadi and its tributaries Chitroptala, Luna and Birupa swelling alarmingly, flood fear has gripped residents of riverside villages in Cuttack district.The weak embankments are compounding fears of the panic- …
    • Odisha receives 25.6% deficit rainfall in June 01 Jul 2018 13:42 Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) Odisha has received a deficit rainfall of 25.68 per cent in June, an official statement said on Sunday. The state received an average rainfall of 161.1 mm against the Long Term Average of 216.5 mm during the month, said the …
    • Mahanadi water war: BJP’s Dharmendra Pradhan slams BJP’s Raman Singh 01 Jun 2018 23:28 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: June 2, 2018 4:47:31 am Dharmendra Pradhan’s statement is a significant departure from the stance of his party’s Odisha unit which has steadfastly refrained from criticising Chhattisgarh. (File photo) …
    • Day before Modi visit, Naveen targets BJP, slams party’s ‘crocodile tears’ on Mahanadi 26 May 2018 00:06 Written by Sampad Patnaik | New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2018 4:39:02 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday accused the BJP of shedding “crocodile tears …
    • Odisha sets target to achieve 100 per cent Open Defacation Free status by this year end 25 May 2018 06:27 By: PTI | Bhubhneshwar | Published: May 25, 2018 11:40:14 am Secretary to the Pachnayati Raj Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh said, “sufficient fund provision has been for the Mission. Collectors are being extended all required administrative and technical support. …
    • 51 killed in nor’westers since April in Odisha 14 May 2018 15:39 Bhubaneswar, May 14 (IANS) At least 51 persons have been killed due to nor’wester-induced thunderstorms and lightning in Odisha since April 1, said a minister on Monday. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty informed that while 47 …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to flag off Maha Yatra on May 16 14 May 2018 01:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the Mahanadi river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh is all set to drag on beyond the next general elections in 2019, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has decided to lead from the front the …
    • Cyclonic rain damages over 33% crops in three Odisha districts 23 Dec 2017 14:02 Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday said that an area of of over 10,000 hectares in three districts had been affected by unseasonal rain in the state. According to a notification of Revenue and Disaster Management department, 10, …
    • Ansupa lake needs infrastructure boost to woo tourists 18 Dec 2017 03:26 ATHAGARH: The lone freshwater lake in the State, Ansupa, surrounded by the nature’s bounty, is wallowing in neglect. On a winter sojourn, birds from across the globe come here every year  for nesting in the mangrove and bamboo plants at the foothills of …
    • After farmer suicides and crop burning in Odisha, lens on ‘substandard’ pesticides 04 Nov 2017 23:53 New Delhi | Published:November 5, 2017 4:03 am The state government has reportedly announced compensation for farmers who have lost more than a third of their crops. (Representational Image) At least three farmer suicides and crop burning in eight …
    • MLAs from all 30 districts cannot be represented in ministry: Odisha CM 11 May 2017 21:19 Patnaik had left for the national capital soon after the new ministers had taken the oath of office on Sunday. Bhubaneswar: Amid growing resentment in his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over non-representation of 12 districts in the ministry, Odisha Chief …
    • Odisha: MLA’s from all 30 districts can’t be represented in ministry, says CM Naveen Patnaik 11 May 2017 15:22 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:May 11, 2017 7:19 pm Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. Amid growing resentment in his party BJD over non-representation of over 12 districts in the ministry, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  said the MLAs from all areas …
    • Odisha in the grip of severe water crisis 23 Mar 2017 01:32 With the summer approaching and the scarcity of drinking water hitting the interiors of Odisha, the State government has admitted that piped water supply projects in around 2,000 villages and small habitations have been lying defunct. The State has also …
    • Panchayat polls: A setback likely for BJD 21 Feb 2017 21:58 At the end of the fifth and last phase of panchayat polls on Tuesday, it became clear that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal has lost its supremacy in rural Odisha, suffering a severe jolt in the western region. In its fourth consecutive term …
    • 77% polling in final phase of pancahyat elections in Odisha 21 Feb 2017 16:56 File picture of ballot boxes being checked in gram panchayat office in Jharsuguda. | Express BHUBANESWAR: An average of 77 per cent of the electorate today cast their votes amidst tight security in the last and final phase of the three-tier Panchayat …
    • BJP continues good show in Odisha panchayat polls 19 Feb 2017 21:55 BJP has so far got a majority in Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Kalahandi, Deogarh, Subarnapur, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Bolangir zilla parishads. BJP continued its stellar run in the Odisha panchayat polls by claiming a majority in at least 8 of the 30 districts, …
    • Odisha Panchayat elections: 76 per cent polling in 4th phase 19 Feb 2017 15:25 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:February 19, 2017 7:54 pm Nearly 76 per cent of voters across 28 districts in Odisha today cast their votes in the fourth phase of polling for the ongoing Panchayat elections. Polling was held peacefully in all districts …
    • Padma for SOS bike ambulance rider 26 Jan 2017 05:31 Karimul Haque takes to hospital a boy in Malbazar, Jalpaiguri. File picture Jalpaiguri, Jan. 25: One of the Padma Shris this year will be conferred on a tea garden worker from Jalpaiguri who is a one-man bike ambulance service and has taken at least 3,000 …
    • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 8000-mark 03 Jul 2020 09:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported its biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of cases to zoom past the 8000 mark. Two more persons also succumbed to the highly infectious disease …
    • Sacked cop arrested for minor’s gang rape in Odisha 02 Jul 2020 08:37 Representative Image BHUBANESWAR: Ananda Majhi, former inspector in-charge (IIC) of Biramitrapur police station in Sundargarh district, was arrested on Wednesday for the alleged gang rape of a minor inside the police station. He was allegedly hiding in a …
    • Odisha crime branch arrests dismissed cop for 'raping' minor inside police station 01 Jul 2020 13:42 Representative Image BHUBANESWAR: A day after taking up investigation into the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl inside Biramitrapur police station in Sundargarh district recently, the state Crime Branch arrested the police station’s former inspector-in- …
    • Odisha clears five investment proposals worth Rs 609 crore 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File photo) BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Monday approved five investment proposals worth Rs 609 crore in sectors like metal, food processing, logistics and infrastructure. The state level single window clearance authority …
    • Odisha: Rain warning for 8 districts in next 48 hours 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast yellow warning for rainfall in eight districts for the next 48 hours. Most districts in the state will receive moderate to heavy rainfall in …
    • DGP orders Crime Branch probe into girl’s rape 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: Director general of police (DGP) Abhay on Tuesday ordered a state Crime Branch probe into the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in a police station in Sundargarh district. The DGP said the Crime Branch team will take over the …
    • Former inspector dismissed for 'raping' minor inside police station in Odisha 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Representative Image BHUBANESWAR: Director general of police Abhay on Wednesday dismissed the suspended inspector-in-charge of Biramitrapur police station Ananda Majhi for allegedly raping a minor girl inside the police station for several months recently. …
    • Odisha DGP sacks cop for raping 13-year-old girl, apologises to her 01 Jul 2020 10:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha DGP Abhay on Wednesday apologized to a 13-year-old girl who was raped by one of the officers of the state police. The DGP dismissed former inspector-in-charge of Birmitrapur police station, Anand Chandra Majhi, …
    • BJP seeks independent probe into crimes against women in Odisha 01 Jul 2020 04:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Mounting pressure on the state government to act against the accused in the rape and murder of a tribal woman at Malkangiri and sexual abuse of a minor girl at Birmitrapur, the BJP on Tuesday demanded an independent …
    • Sexual assault, abortion on minor: CB team starts probe in Odisha's Sundargarh 01 Jul 2020 02:21 By Express News Service ROURKELA: A four-member Crime Branch (CB) team on Tuesday visited Birmitrapur and Raiboga police stations in Sundargarh district as part of investigation into a case involving the sexual assault and abortion of a 13-year-old girl. …
    • 66 per cent COVID-19 cases from 11 Odisha districts that shut down on weekends 30 Jun 2020 04:43 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As anticipated, Odisha has added a whopping 4647 cases to its Covid-19 tally this month.The number of cases recorded in the last 28 days is more than twice the cases registered in 77 days till May 31. With 245 new cases in …
    • Odisha: MFIs flout RBI norms on loan repayment 26 Jun 2020 07:58 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In violation of loan repayment moratorium guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India, a host of micro-finance institutions (MFIs) have been allegedly harassing women self-help groups (WSHGs) and individuals to repay their …
    • Fresh positive cases in Odisha include two BSF jawans 26 Jun 2020 05:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Coronavirus cases maintained a steady rise in the State on Thursday. Balangir reported 11 new positive cases, all migrant returnees housed in quarantine centres. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to …
    • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
    • Mega coal corridor plan in Odisha remains a non-starter 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service ROURKELA: THE mega coal corridor project of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) between Bankibahal and Bhedabahal in Sundargarh district has hardly made any progress, thanks to the apathy of Public Works Department (PWD). After a …
    • Minor girl alleges gang-rape by cops; investigation underway 23 Jun 2020 04:29 By Express News Service ROURKELA: A pregnant minor girl, who was found roaming in Birmitrapur town recently, on Monday told the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) that she was gang raped by five persons including two police personnel of Birmitrapur police …
    • 14 elephants died in Odisha during COVID-19 lockdown: Forest department 19 Jun 2020 03:36 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In last two-and-half months of lockdown, at least 14 elephants died in Odisha. The deaths are attributed to poaching, electrocution and other unknown reasons. The last four deaths, though, are clearly instances of poaching …
    • COVID-19 cases surge in Odisha's Rourkela 18 Jun 2020 04:04 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Amid the steady rise in Covid-19 cases, four more persons tested positive in Rourkela city on Tuesday night.  Sundargarh Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan informed that the new patients were under quarantine at BPUT Covid-19 …
    • Another low pressure area over Bay of Bengal  16 Jun 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A low pressure area is expected to develop over the north Bay of Bengal around June 19 causing heavy rainfall in the State, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre …
    • Banki receives 100 mm rainfall 13 Jun 2020 23:45 Bhubaneswar: With rainfall continuing in several parts of the state, the south-west monsoon covered entire Odisha by the third day of its onset, on Saturday. Banki in Cuttack district received 100 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending Saturday morning. Dabugan …
    • ArcelorMittal to invest Rs 2,000 cr in Odisha, says Lakshmi Mittal 13 Jun 2020 16:36 ArcelorMittal’s chairman & chief executive officer Lakshmi Mittal has pledged Rs 2,000 crore investment in Odisha. Though the chief of the world’s largest steel company didn’t spell out the specifics, the investments are most likely to be on the iron …
    • Odisha’s Covid curve keeps climbing 13 Jun 2020 07:33 By Express News Service Two doctors of a health centre in Kalahandi are among the 112 new coronavirus positive cases that were reported in the State on Friday. Among three cases that came to fore in the Western Odisha district, two are AYUSH doctors of …
    • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
    • Back from Amphan duty in Bengal, 54 more firemen test positive 11 Jun 2020 23:09 Bhubaneswar: The number of rescue personnel, who have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from post-Amphan restoration work in West Bengal, rose to 115 in the state with 54 fresh such cases on Thursday, government authorities said. Odisha added …
    • Sarpanch among 146 infected 10 Jun 2020 04:31 By Express News Service A Sarpanch and two watchmen were among the seven positive cases that Sundargarh reported in the last 24 hours. All the new cases are linked to the temporary medical centre at Subdega block in the district. Collector Nikhil Pawan …
    • Monsoon may arrive tomorrow, IMD warns of rain in eight dists 09 Jun 2020 23:59 Bhubaneswar: The southwest monsoon is likely to hit the state in the next three days, the India Meteorology Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. The official date of arrival of the monsoon in Odisha is Thursday. A low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal …
    • 12 Odisha Fire Services personnel among 146 others enaged in Amphan-relief test COVID-19 positive 09 Jun 2020 08:44 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 146 persons, including 12 personnel of Odisha Fire Services who had recently returned from West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan related restoration tasks tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in …
    • Jail staff want test amid virus worry 09 Jun 2020 05:02 By Express News Service ROURKELA: A sense of fear has gripped employees of the special jail here after six of the 31 under-trial prisoners (UTPs) of Rourkela main road area tested positive for coronavirus. The infected prisoners have been kept in a …
    • 4 docs, 8 nurses among 138 fresh cases in state 09 Jun 2020 01:22 Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Four junior doctors and eight nurses of MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur were among the 138 persons who tested positive for Covid-19 in the state, according to the health department update on Monday. The fresh cases …
    • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
    • Two doctors, six UTPs test COVID-19 positive in Rourkela 08 Jun 2020 06:16 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Two senior doctors of Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) and six under-trial prisoners (UTPs) of the special jail here were among the 18 who tested positive for COVID-19 in Sundargarh district on Saturday night. The …
    • Coincidence! Daily COVID count drops by 56% in Odisha as 11 districts observe shutdown 07 Jun 2020 13:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily count of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Odisha dropped by over 56 per cent on the day the State-enforced shutdown in its 11 high virus burden districts. It may be a mere coincidence, the number of …
    • Centre’s contribution to Odisha highlighted 07 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service ROURKELA:  BJP leaders of Sundargarh district on Saturday highlighted contribution of the BJP-led Government at the Centre towards Odisha and Sundargarh district. Birmitrapur MLA Shankar Oram said in view of the prevailing Covid-19 …
    • Hours after arrival, Goa returnee dies  06 Jun 2020 06:23 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Hours after arriving in Sundargarh from Goa, a critically ill migrant worker died at Subdega community health centre (CHC) in the district on Thursday. He was identified as Sarat Kanthari (56) of Mayabahal in Sundega block …
    • Rourkela main road area still worry for admin 05 Jun 2020 04:53 By Express News Service ROURKELA:  The Rourkela main road area, which was recently freed from the containment zone tag, continues to keep Sundargarh district administration and Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) on tenterhooks as the troubled locality …
    • Normalcy returns to border traffic flow 05 Jun 2020 00:27 Bhubaneswar: On day four of the unlock 1.0, the state government lifted restrictions at six inter-state border checkpoints (BCPs) and allowed normal flow of traffic from Thursday. However, six other border checkpoints will continue to remain sealed to …
    • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
    • No let up in COVID-19 situation in Odisha 03 Jun 2020 06:41 By Express News Service A Six-year-old boy is among the 141 Covid-19 positive cases that were detected across the State on Tuesday. The child was lodged in a temporary medical centre (TMC) along with his parents at Angul district. Collector Manoj Kumar …
    • Govt advisory for dists, officials on possible locust attack 03 Jun 2020 02:02 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday asked officials to remain vigilant for the next 10 days in view of a possible invasion of locusts in Odisha. Chairing a high-level review meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on creating awareness …
    • With 156 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha reports highest single-day spike 02 Jun 2020 08:03 Image Source : PTI Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 156 fresh COVID-19 cases Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday with 156 new infections, taking the state's tally to 2,104, a Health Department official …
    • COVID-19 lockdown: Huge arrival of migrants in Rourkela has officials in tizzy 02 Jun 2020 05:21 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The crisis handling skills of officials of the district administration and Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) were put to test as a Shramik Special train from Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu arrived here with more than double the …
    • Two health workers in Kendrapada among 105 new cases in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The state reported 105 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 1,948. Ten of those who tested positive are locals, including two health workers in …
    • Covid-19: 156 test positive, 119 recover in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In the biggest single-day spike so far, 156 more persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the state on Monday. In the highest one-day recovery, 119 patients were discharged. While the number of infected persons mounted to …
    • Four frontline workers positive as cases in Odisha see biggest jump of 120 31 May 2020 10:24 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: On a day Odisha saluted the spirit of Covid-19 warriors, four frontline workers were among the 120 who tested positive for the virus on Saturday in the single biggest spike the state has seen so …
    • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 129 cases, state tally 1948 31 May 2020 09:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In the biggest spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha so far, 129 new cases have been reported from 19 of its districts in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases close to 2000. Health and Family Welfare …
    • Odisha unites to applaud Covid warriors 31 May 2020 06:26 By Express News Service ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ brought together people from all walks of life as they sang the State song in chorus to boost the morale of frontline warriors fighting against coronavirus across the State. The two km stretch of Malkangiri main …
    • Covid-19: Odisha's cure rate goes up as 90 more recover 30 May 2020 14:26 BHUBANESWAR: The state is witnessing a steady increase in the number of recoveries from Covid-19 as 90 more got discharged from hospitals on Friday even as 63 people tested positive for the virus. Two Covid-19 patients also died on the day, but the health …
    • Bhubaneswar wakes up to late night mini storm 30 May 2020 04:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Residents of Bhubaneswar woke up to strong winds, lighting and thunderstorm on Friday morning. The wind accompanied with rain continued for an hour from around 3.30 am in the City. Odisha IMD said the wind with a speed …
    • Odisha’s COVID-19 recovery rate at 56 per cent, third highest in India 30 May 2020 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: On a day when 63 new cases were reported, Odisha posted a recovery rate of 56 per cent with discharge of 90 more Covid-19 patients on Friday. In terms of recovery, it is ranked third among States that have recorded more …
    • Coronavirus cases in Odisha continue to surge, Sundargarh reports biggest single-day spike 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service Coronaviraus  cases maintained the upward trend across Odisha on Friday. Sundargarh reported its biggest single-day spike with 13 Covid-19 positive cases. With this, the total positive cases jumped to 54 in the district. The fresh …
    • Nor'wester thunderstorms, gales wreak havoc in Bhubaneswar, trees uprooted 29 May 2020 09:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Nor'wester rains wreaked havoc in Bhubaneswar and other parts of the state in the wee hours of Friday. The Odisha IMD said winds up to 93 km/hr occurred in Bhubaneswar for a few minutes at 4 am. Strong winds, …
    • Odisha fights back, has more recoveries than new infections 28 May 2020 07:01 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In what could be a glimmer of hope for a state and its people fighting hard to contain Covid-19 infections, the number of patients to have recovered from the virus have surpassed active cases in the state, a first since …
    • COVID-19 recovery 50 percent in Odisha, tally rises to 1,593 28 May 2020 04:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded a recovery rate of over 50 percent after 79 Covid-19 patients recovered from nine districts of the State against 76 new cases reported from 10 districts. Of the 1,593 confirmed cases, 811 have recovered. …
    • Stir against containment zone singes Rourkela Main Road 27 May 2020 09:18 Barricades were brought down and set on fire by protesters in Rourkela on Tuesday ROURKELA: At least 13 police personnel were injured in stone pelting when hundreds of residents of Main Road in Rourkela city took to the streets on Tuesday, pulled down …
    • Rourkela Hi-tech MCH regrets COVID-19 commitment as revenue takes a hit 26 May 2020 03:23 Express News Service ROURKELA: Less than eight weeks after opening the Covid-19 hospital on its premises, the Hi-tech Medical College & Hospital (HTMCH) at Rourkela is now desperate to exit. The reason being massive revenue loss due to drastic …
    • Odisha uses Tirupati IIT mobility analysis to track COVID-19 infection 26 May 2020 03:23 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Coronavirus  pandemic has prompted governments to adopt technology in different ways to strategise their action. In Odisha, the State Government deployed security checks and enforced restrictions to contain spread of …
    • Yoga session held for COVID-19 quarantiees in Odisha's Sundargarh 19 May 2020 04:49 By Express News Service SUNDARGARH: A yoga counselling session was held at the temporary medical centre (TMC) in Julumbahal panchayat of Hemgir block here to help the quarantined persons to maintain a healthy body and mind besides keeping boredom at bay.   …
    • Odisha: 3 new Covid-19 cases in Sundargarh, state tally 103 26 Apr 2020 19:03
    • Odisha Red Zones: Several areas in Sundargarh, Jajpur declared containment zones 26 Apr 2020 17:39 Image Source : PTI Odisha Red Zones: Several areas in Sundargarh, Jajpur declared containment zones To conduct active surveillance and aggressive contact- tracing after nine people tested COVID-19 positive in the last 24 hours, The Odisha government on …
    • Lightning claims lives of six people in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Sundargarh 25 Apr 2020 03:09 By Express News Service BARIPADA: At least four persons of Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts and two of Sundargarh died when lightning struck them during a Nor’wester on Friday.  While three of them -  Jamini Mohanta, Dibyashankar Mohanta and Kaushik …
    • Girl child protection meet on Girl Child Day at Odisha's Sundargarh District Headquarters Hospital 25 Jan 2020 05:20 By Express News Service SUNDARGARH: A flurry of activities marked the National Girl Child Day at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Friday. Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer Dr S K Mishra flagged off an awareness rally of …
    • Industries demand mega food park in Sundargarh 02 Jan 2020 02:33 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Industrial bodies have demanded setting up a mega food park to tap the potential of the food processing sector with the integration of scattered small scale activities in Sundargarh district. Around 2.09 lakh hectare land …
    • Woman, daughter burnt alive in Odisha's Sundargarh district 24 Dec 2019 04:56 By Express News Service BHASMA(SUNDARGARH): The bodies of an elderly woman and her daughter, who were burnt alive inside their thatched house on Sunday evening, were sent to postmortem on Monday. The incident took place at about 5 pm  at Bhasma area in …
    • Sundargarh: College girl gangraped by friends 16 Jul 2019 20:28 Sundargarh: A college girl was allegedly gang-raped by five of her classmates at a forest in Balisankara area of Odisha’s Sundargarh district, reports said on Tuesday. The incident took place on June 26 and came to fore after the victim, a 1st year student …
    • Sundargarh’s BJP workers unhappy 31 May 2019 06:57 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The BJP members and supporters in Sundargarh district were dejected with five-time Sundargarh Lok Sabha (LS) Member of BJP Jual Oram being kept out of the BJP led Narendra Modi Government this time.  He had served two …
    • No ministerial berth disappoints Sundargarh BJD workers 30 May 2019 09:23 Express News Service ROURKELA: The Naveen Patnaik-led State Government yet again denied ministerial berth to winning candidates from Sundargarh district, leaving the rank and file in the Sundargarh unit of BJD and locals dejected. BJD insiders said the …
    • Sundargarh: BJD fails to perform on expected lines 27 May 2019 05:07 Express News Service ROURKELA: AMID faulty candidate selection and lack of coordination among district leaders, the ruling BJD frittered away a golden chance of winning maximum Assembly seats under Sundargarh Lok Sabha constituency. Of seven Assembly seats …
    • Sundargarh lok sabha polls 18 Apr 2019 04:41 Bhubaneswar: When election dates were announced, things didn’t look that easy for tribal affairs minister Jual Oram, the senior BJP leader who had won the party's only Lok Sabha seat from Odisha in 2014. But as Sundargarh goes to polls on Thursday, …
    • Jual Oram fights an uphill but hopeful battle in Sundargarh 17 Apr 2019 17:12 BHUBANESWAR: When election dates were announced, things didn’t look that easy for tribal affairs minister Jual Oram, the senior BJP leader who had won the party's only Lok Sabha seat from Odisha in 2014. But as Sundargarh goes to polls on Thursday, …
    • 11 candidates file papers for Sundargarh LS seat 27 Mar 2019 05:55 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Eleven candidates filed nominations for the Sundargarh Parliamentary constituency on the last day of filing papers for the second phase General Elections on Tuesday. A total of 81 candidates entered the fray for seven …
    • Procurement target to go up in Sundargarh 18 Jan 2019 02:49 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The first phase of paddy procurement in Sundargarh district is likely to be completed in the next three weeks. Since December 12, over 60,000 tonne of paddy has been purchased in the district, which faced crop loss over 67 …
    • 2018, a mixed bag for Odisha's Sundargarh 31 Dec 2018 04:55 Express News Service SUNDARGARH: It was a year of highs and lows for Sundargarh district which witnessed several new infrastructure projects taking off but man-animal conflict continued to be a major crisis with 17 human lives being lost in 2018.  Among …
    • Hockey world cup 2018: Every day a field day in Odisha’s Sundargarh district 15 Dec 2018 19:37 Trainees sweat it out on a dry and dusty hockey field at Rajgangpur as coach Sunil Tigga, an ex-Armyman who trains them for free, keeps a close watch. AS ODISHA hosts its first men’s hockey World Cup, with an infrastructure upgrade of Rs 82 crore and a …
    • Rural women in Sundargarh on path to economic independence 23 Aug 2018 01:48 By Express News Service ROURKELA: THE Sundargarh district administration on Wednesday unveiled slipper and noodle manufacturing units, which are aimed at providing livelihood and economic independence to women from rural areas. The district administration, …
    • Abandoned, new bus terminal gets damaged at Sundargarh district 23 Apr 2018 01:08 SUNDARGARH: Amid administrative neglect, the new bus terminal building at Sundargarh district headquarters town has remained unutilised for 20 months even as miscreants have damaged substantial portion of the structure and have stolen costly items. The …
    • Scholarship eludes SC/ST students of Sundargarh 25 Mar 2018 01:45 ROURKELA: Thousands of SC/ST students from Classes VI to X in Sundargarh district have not received their Pre-Matric Scholarship (PMS) from April 2017 even as they have gone home after completion of examinations. Efficient and faster disbursement of …
    • Sundargarh bandh total over toll  18 Mar 2018 00:50 Traffic movement on SH 10 paralysed by members of Sundargarh Citizens’ Forum over excessive toll fee collection | Express ROURKELA: Sundargarh district headquarters town remained paralysed for 12 hours on Saturday owing to the shutdown call given by …
    • Sundargarh town bandh today 17 Mar 2018 01:46 ROURKELA: Residents have called for a 12- hour shutdown of Sundargarh district headquarters town on Saturday to protest against abnormal toll collection at Masnikani gate on Rourkela- Sambalpur Biju Expressway (State Highway-10). Eminent citizens, members …
    • Child marriages haunt Sundargarh 16 Mar 2018 01:09 ROURKELA: Child marriages are still prevalent in Rourkela Smart City and other parts of tribal-dominated Sundargarh district. According to reports, one Raju Munda (32) of West Singhbhum district in adjacent Jharkhand had come to marry a minor girl (16) of …
    • SC relief for Congress MLA from Sundargarh 13 Feb 2018 21:49 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday partially stayed an Orissa High Court order that had set aside the election of Congress MLA Yogesh Kumar Singh from the Sundargarh (reserved) Assembly constituency and issued notices to Election Commission and two …
    • Orissa High Court declares Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh's election invalid 30 Jan 2018 12:50 Orissa High Court building. (Courtesy to orissahighcourt.com) CUTTACK: In a significant judgement, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday declared the election of Jogesh Singh, Congress MLA from Sundargarh Assembly constituency, invalid on Tuesday. The HC order …
    • Orissa HC declares Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh's election invalid 30 Jan 2018 11:05 Orissa High Court building. (Courtesy to orissahighcourt.com) CUTTACK: In a significant judgement, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday declared the election of Jogesh Singh, Congress MLA from Sundargarh Assembly constituency, invalid on Tuesday. The HC order …
    • A year of roller coaster ride for Sundargarh 29 Dec 2017 07:36 ROURKELA: 2017 was nothing less than a roller coaster ride for the people of industrial district of Sundargarh. From shining sportstars bringing pride to their native land to frequent breakdowns at Rourkela Steel Plant, they had their own share of highs …
    • Sundargarh gets festive on Christmas 26 Dec 2017 06:29 ROURKELA: The tribal-dominated Sundargarh district with a sizeable Christian population on Monday celebrated Christmas with religious fervour and much fanfare.The day was celebrated by getting together with family and friends, and exchanging gifts and …
    • Human trafficking worry for Sundargarh 14 Dec 2017 19:28 Rourkela: The return of two married women, aged 24 and 36, from Saudi Arabia has brought women's trafficking in the district to the fore again. "Our study suggests that the situation is not encouraging," said Rajendra Behera, chief co- …
    • Two Sundargarh girls ‘trafficked’ to Saudi Arabia 13 Dec 2017 02:53 ROURKELA: Nearly a year after two women of Tarkera in Sundargarh district were sent to Saudi Arabia by a broker with job promises, they returned home on Sunday to narrate horrifying tales of torture and abuse by the employers as well as the broker. On …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik visits Sundargarh district, launches several projects 22 Oct 2017 16:54 By: PTI | Rourkela | Published:October 22, 2017 9:48 pm Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (PTI/Files) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday made a whirlwind tour of Sundargarh district and launched several projects besides attending …
    • Excess moisture damages crops in Sundargarh 12 Oct 2017 03:39 A farmer shows his damaged paddy crop at Shraddhapur village in Sundargarh district | Express ROURKELA:Sporadic cases of damage to certain varieties of short duration paddy crops, including Khandagiri, GB-1 and Soubhagini, are being reported from many …
    • Sundargarh on alert as two test H1N1 positive 08 Aug 2017 06:33 ROURKELA: The Sundargarh administration has sounded alert after the health administration reported that two persons of the district tested positive for swine flu at Bhubaneswar.Sundargarh ADMO (Public Health) Dr SP Padhi said one patient each from Rourkela …
    • Odisha's Sundargarh district administration finally wakes up to address dengue menace 19 Jul 2017 05:28 Dengue (AP file Image for representation ) ROURKELA: A month after the advent of monsoon, Sundargarh district administration has finally woken up from its slumber to tackle the menace of vector and water-borne diseases.A meeting was held here on Tuesday to …
    • Odisha: Woman, 6-yr-old son trampled to death by elephants in Sundargarh 13 Jul 2017 13:14 The destroyed wall of Samari Pradhan's house in the Sialjore village of Sundargarh district in Odisha | EPS ROURKELA: A woman and her six-year-old son were trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants at Sialjore village, about 35 km from Rourkela, in …
    • eVIN app creates robust vaccination network in Sundargarh 10 Jul 2017 05:07 ROURKELA: After introduction of electronic vaccination intelligence network (eVIN), the tribal-dominated Sundargarh district is working towards equipping cold chain points with temperature loggers under the eVIN system to strictly enable storage of …
    • Sundargarh bandh over attack on Oram partial 17 Jun 2017 02:47 ROURKELA: The seven-hour shut-down, called by Sundargarh unit of BJP to protest the egg attack on Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Friday, was partially successful. The BJP leaders and members blocked highways and staged protests from 6 am to 1 …
    • Six heat deaths claimed in Sundargarh district in Odisha 01 May 2017 02:11 ROURKELA: THE summer has been too harsh for Rourkela city and rest of Sundargarh district. The suffering due to heat too has been long since it began in the third week of March. With no trace of rainfall in the rest of the district barring Sundargarh town, …
    • Ecological farming, mantra for rich reap in Sundargarh 29 Apr 2017 02:37 SUNDARGARH: Ecological farming has benefited several farmers of the district and elsewhere with many of them reaping profits through use of organic seeds.  Speaking about their experiences during the two-day Desi Chasi Sammelani here, a woman farmer, …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews BJD panchayat poll performance in Sundargarh & Deogarh district 20 Apr 2017 16:46 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File | PTI) BHUBANESWAR:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked BJD panchayat representatives to work hard for the people to keep their faith in the party intact. The chief minister on Thursday reviewed the poll …
    • Sundargarh farmers reap benefits from poly houses 07 Apr 2017 02:45 ROURKELA: To enhance the earning potential of farmers under market-led agriculture extension programme, farmers in Sundargarh district are being encouraged to cultivate off season cash crops of certain varieties. In rain-fed Sundargarh district, farmers …
    • Congress, a divided house in Sundargarh 16 Mar 2017 01:22 ROURKELA: A day after Talsara MLA Prafulla Majhi alleged horse-trading by Sundargarh District Congress president (SDCC) which helped the ruling BJD form ZP council, speculations are rife that Majhi may switch side to the BJP. Supporting the BJD seems to …
    • Solar solution to water crisis in Sundargarh 02 Mar 2017 02:10 ROURKELA: Come summer and rural population in tribal-dominated Sundargarh district can be seen walking miles for collecting water. But, not anymore. The scene in rural Sundargarh has changed for the better. At least four lakh people would have assured safe …
    • Sundargarh to close paddy procurement next month 28 Feb 2017 02:11 ROURKELA: THE Sundargarh administration has decided to close paddy procurement by mid-March. With procurement on in full swing with purchase of about 1.28 lakh tonnes of paddy, the administration hopes to close procurement after purchase of another 22,000 …