• 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 …
  • Uneasy calm grips Sambalpur village 10 Feb 2018 19:22 Sambalpur: An uneasy calm gripped Bhalupali village on Saturday following the burial of Abinash Munda, who died in Ainthapali police custody on Friday. A heavy security cordon accompanied the body to his village. The body was kept at the village for a …
  • 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- …
  • A long walk for development in Sambalpur district 03 Feb 2018 23:30 An incomplete bridge at Karlabudia village in Sambalpur district | EPS RENGALI : Development is a far cry in many villages of Sambalpur district. Even as the Government has been introducing a number of schemes and projects, these fail to reach the remote …
  • Sambalpur tops clean chart 29 Jan 2018 19:44 Sambalpur: The municipal corporation here has secured the first position in the Swachha Survey-2018 mission in the state. The corporation ranked first in the category of towns with one lakh to 10 lakh population in the state and 186th in the country. The …
  • Sambalpur University +3 first semester results declared at orissaresults.nic.in 26 Jan 2018 07:23 Sambalpur University first sem results 2016: The results of +3 first semester exams for arts, science and commerce stream have been declared by the Sambalpur University, Odisha. All those students who had appeared for the same can check their respective …
  • SMC to renovate four parks in Sambalpur city 23 Jan 2018 04:29 Park at Jagannath Colony in Sambalpur | Express SAMBALPUR: Decks have been cleared for development Jagannath Colony park and beautification of three other existing parks in the city. The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) will execute the work soon. …
  • Book fair at Sambalpur 16 Jan 2018 19:42 Sambalpur: A 10-day book fair organised by Setu, a leading socio-cultural organisation since 1990, is attracting large numbers of students from various age groups. Ninety-one publishers and book sellers have set up their kiosks at the 20th Sambalpur Book …
  • Four-year-old girl allegedly raped in Sambalpur hospital 28 Dec 2017 05:49 [India], Dec 28 (ANI): A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a security guard in a hospital here on Wednesday. The third such incident reported from this district, the guard allegedly raped the minor in the district head quarter hospital here. …
  • Four-year-old girl allegedly raped in Odisha's Sambalpur hospital 28 Dec 2017 05:41 For representational purposes SAMBALPUR: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a security guard in a hospital here on Wednesday. The third such incident reported from this district, the guard allegedly raped the minor in the district head quarter …
  • Sambalpur set for Lok Mahotsav 21 Dec 2017 20:00 Sambalpur: Preparations are on to organise the 22nd Lok Mahotsav that will be held in January. The three-day festival will start on January 4. For the first time, a cultural team from Nepal will present a folk dance performance at the festival, convener of …
  • New zoo plan in Sambalpur 05 Dec 2017 20:39 Bhubaneswar: Forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray told the state assembly on Tuesday that the proposal to set up a second zoo at Sambalpur was under active consideration of the state government. Responding to a query of the Sambalpur MLA …
  • Preparing to recommence production after the end of lockdown: JSW Steel 07 Apr 2020 14:32 JSW Steel on Tuesday said it is preparing to recommence production at all its facilities in the next few days on lifting the lockdown imposed to prevent the Covid-19 outbreak. However, other major domestic steel producers, including the largest private …
  • Carcass of female gharial found in Luna river 07 Apr 2020 07:48 By Express News Service KENDRAPARA: The carcass of a 5.4 feet long female gharial, with a radio transmitter fitted on it, was found in Luna river, a tributary of Mahanadi near Jayachandra village on Monday. The transmitter was fitted by the Forest …
  • Owner apprehended as dog bites cop in Plateau 07 Apr 2020 01:15 James Abraham, Jos The family of one Samuel Ponjul, a petty trader in the Abattoir community, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, have demanded the release of their son. It was learnt that Samuel, who has a provisions shop in the community, …
  • East Coast Railway manufactures mask, sanitiser to battle COVID-19 06 Apr 2020 04:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: East Coast Railway (ECoR) has come forward to meet the growing demand of sanitiser and face mask. The railway zone has converted its workshops, sheds and depots into manufacturing units of masks and sanitisers, to …
  • Covid-19: Coal India arms set up 1,509 isolation beds in 8 states 05 Apr 2020 07:09 New Delhi: State-owned CIL's subsidiaries have set up 1,509 isolation beds in eight states in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said. The eight coal bearing states are Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, …
  • JSPL shines with promising figures, achieves new milestones in production and sales in FY20 03 Apr 2020 06:00 Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) reports its highest ever domestic & overseas steel & related products production and sales during FY 20. The Company's major steel production units namely Raigarh, Angul & Oman recorded the highest …
  • Nalco beats coal supply woes amid Covid-19, logs 90% capacity utilisation 02 Apr 2020 14:18 National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has achieved more than 90 per cent capacity utilization at its smelting unit at Angul (Odisha), battling headwinds like coal supply woes during last monsoons and disruptions induced by the recent outbreak of Covid-19 …
  • Covid19 impact: Steel companies struggle with labour shortage post lockdown 02 Apr 2020 14:18 Major steel companies that curtailed operations in the wake of restrictions during the 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, are now grappling with labour shortage. While the Centre and states have ensured that trucks move, one of the …
  • Covid-19 impact: Tata Steel cuts down production across the globe 01 Apr 2020 14:41 Tata Steel said on Wednesday that it was reducing operations at sites in India and Europe in the wake of the action taken by national governments to contain the spread of Covid-19. Since the 21-day lockdown was announced in India, steelmakers such as JSW …
  • Covid live: 2 Safdarjung doctors test positive 01 Apr 2020 12:55 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates 14 people who had attended religious event at Markaz Nizamuddin have returned to Kalaburagi 26 people from Kalaburagi district attended the event at Markaz Nizamuddin in Delhi. Out of the 26 people, 14 people came …
  • Covid-19: Tata Steel shuts downstream plants 01 Apr 2020 12:45 Tata Steel has suspended production at its downstream facilities and cut output at steel plants due to the Covid crisis restricting movement of finished goods. However, it is still maintaining mining activities at the captive mines. The company is focusing …
  • Covid-19 pandemic affecting business in India, Europe: Tata Steel 01 Apr 2020 12:43 New Delhi: Steel major Tata Steel on Wednesday said the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has impacted its business and operations in India and Europe. As the novel coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the world, Tata Steel will be reducing …
  • Tata Steel cuts down production across all major operations in Inda and Europe 01 Apr 2020 12:43 Kolkata: Tata Steel has cut down production across all its major operations in Inda and Europe amid the COVID -19 outbreak. In India, this includes its integrated steel plants at Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar and the Tata Steel Bhushan unit in Angul. …
  • Stay firm but do not misbehave: DGP Abhay to cops 01 Apr 2020 03:20 By Express News Service ANGUL: DGP Abhay asked Angul police officers to stand firm on the streets to prevent people from stepping out but not misbehave with them while ensuring complete lockdown. During his visit to Angul on Tuesday, the DGP held a meeting …
  • Stay indoors! IMD says summer will be harsh in Odisha 31 Mar 2020 05:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: It’s not just Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging people to stay home and stay safe, the weather office too seems to be saying the same. For, the three-month summer outlook released by India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Stressed cops on lockdown duty to get a weekly off 30 Mar 2020 05:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Overworked, stressed and exposed to risk, police personnel deployed for lockdown in the State will get a day off during the week. Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay issued an order to this effect to all districts …
  • Collectors on heatwave alert 30 Mar 2020 03:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Already battling a pandemic, the rising heat in the State has brought additional responsibility for the Government officers. After several districts recorded a rise in day temperature, Odisha State Disaster Management …
  • Odisha lockdown: Rourkela Municipal Corporation enlists 19 grocery stores to deliver items at home 28 Mar 2020 01:58 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In a significant move to ensure seamless availability of essential items at door steps, the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) has enlisted 19 grocery stores in the city for home delivery during the lockdown period.  In …
  • 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 …
  • Steel firms bear the brunt of Covid-19 impact, to scale down production 26 Mar 2020 11:35 Steel companies, including those under public sector, are considering to scale down production amid coronavirus outbreak, according to sources. Sajjan Jindal's JSW Steel has already announced its decision to cut production at its plants. The industry …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: Orissa High Court to observe lockdown, suspends functioning till March 31 24 Mar 2020 04:50 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Monday suspended functioning of the court till March 31 in view of the lockdown order of the State Government to combat coronavirus. In an office order the Registrar General said there will be no …
  • Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown impact weighs on steel industry 23 Mar 2020 16:10 The outbreak of COVID-19 and a lockdown to prevent the spread are threatening to impact production of steel companies. Tata Steel is closing down its downstream standalone units in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in line with guidance from respective states. …
  • Odisha extends lockdown to 14 districts, quarantined homes to be marked with stickers 23 Mar 2020 14:55 The Odisha Government extended its lockdown of districts form five to 14 on Monday. In addition to the five district and eight cities under lockdown for a week, entire districts of Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Sambalpur, …
  • Orissa HC suspends hearing; orders closure of subordinate courts 23 Mar 2020 10:17 Bhubaneswar, March 23 (IANS) In view of lockdown clamped in five districts and eight towns for COVID-19, Orissa High Court on Monday directed to suspend hearings till March 31. The cases listed on March 23 have been suspended and no further listing will be …
  • CESU closes collection counters in Odisha amid coronavirus scare 23 Mar 2020 06:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As part of the preventive measures against COVID-19, collection counters of the CESU in Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Angul and municipal jurisdiction of Puri will remain closed till March 29. The utility …
  • Coronavirus: Cases In India Rise To 283; Amid Fear, Country To Observe 'Janata Curfew' Tomorrow 22 Mar 2020 21:40 The country will be observing an unprecedented shutdown on Sunday following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a 'Janata curfew', where people have been urged to voluntarily stay indoors to check the spread of coronavirus while public …
  • Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: Death Toll In India Reaches 6; Passenger Trains Cancelled Till March 31 22 Mar 2020 21:39 The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect everyday life and cripple economies across the world as it records a total of 12,592 deaths, most in Europe (7,199) and Asia (3,459). With 4,825 deaths, Italy now has a higher toll than even China (3,255) where …
  • COVID-19: Odisha suspends inter-state bus services  22 Mar 2020 17:25 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government announced an indefinite suspension of inter-state bus services as lockdown in five districts and eight towns began on Sunday in view of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The state government's chief …
  • India reports another coronavirus death, railways suspend passenger services 22 Mar 2020 10:17 Coronavirus toll put at 5, possibly 6, with deaths reported from Mumbai and Bihar New Delhi: India reported one more coronavirus death on Sunday, taking the death toll to five even as the railways announced suspension of all its passenger services from …
  • Covid-19 live: Janta Curfew on; no passenger trains to run till March 31 22 Mar 2020 08:26 Odisha government has announced lockdown in the state till March 29 (till 9pm). The lockdown has been announced in districts of Khurdha, Cuttak, Ganjam, Kendrapada, Angul, the towns of Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balasore, Jajpur town and …
  • Delhi to Chennai, Mumbai to Kolkata: India observes Janata Curfew | Photos 22 Mar 2020 07:37 Image Source : ANI Janata Curfew in Meerut  As the number of cases of coronavirus is rising, the country will be observing an unprecedented shutdown on Sunday following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a 'Janata curfew', where people …
  • Virus picks up pace in India: Positive cases up to 341, 6 casualties 22 Mar 2020 07:32 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Researchers at IIT have developed a method to detect COVID-19 which can significantly reduce the test cost making it affordable for large sections. The National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune is in the process …
  • Covid-19: PM Modi urges calm as migrants leave cities for home 22 Mar 2020 01:20 Passengers jostle to enter a train to Chhapra in Bihar at Kalyan Railway Station, Thane, on Saturday. (Express Photo by Deepak Joshi) As lockdowns and curbs over coronavirus saw migrants flooding railway stations in big cities to rush back home, Prime …
  • Violate quarantine rule, face action: Odisha government tells foreign returnees amid COVID-19 scare 21 Mar 2020 17:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government has issued strict instructions for people who have returned from foreign countries. They have been directed to remain under strict home quarantine for 14 days. Action as per the provisions in the law …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 'Near total' lockdown in 5 districts, 8 other towns 21 Mar 2020 16:36 File Image A day before the nationwide 'Janata curfew', the Odisha government announced on Saturday a "near total" shutdown in five districts and eight other prominent towns for a week to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus …
  • Covid-19: States ready with aid and containment measures 21 Mar 2020 16:35 Noida/New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government also announced that around 35 lakh labourers in the state would get Rs 1,000 each as financial aid and free ration for a month would be provided to 1.65 crore construction workers amid the coronavirus …
  • COVID-19: East Coast Railway cancels 72 trains on Saturday to prevent outbreak 21 Mar 2020 14:01 By ANI ODISHA: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday cancelled 72 mail and express trains as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Most of the trains cancelled were to run on Sunday. Some other trains, which were to run next week, have …
  • COVID19: Odisha announces lockdown in 5 districts, 8 towns 21 Mar 2020 12:10 Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ordered lockdown of 40 per cent parts of the state including capital city Bhubaneswar for a week. The lockdown will be in force in five …
  • 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 tea vendor donates Rs 20,000 for coronavirus fight 07 Apr 2020 09:46 By Express News Service BALANGIR/PARADIP : Amid the Corona gloom, inspiring deeds by ordinary men from the nook and corners are giving strength to the battle against the great enemy, In Balangir, a tea seller donated his year’s savings of Rs 20,000 to …
  • Lockdown: ECoR serves food to more than 23,000 people 07 Apr 2020 07:12 BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has provided food to more than 23,000 poor and needy people under its jurisdiction during last 10-days in the wake of nationwide lockdown, an official said. As per the directions of the Ministry of Railways, ECoR …
  • Tablighi Jamaat returnees in Odisha told to turn up for testing within 24 hours 04 Apr 2020 07:45 Calling upon the Tablighi Jamaat returnees to come forward for testing within 24 hours, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged the people not to panic but stay watchful to contain the spread of coronavirus in the State. Data | The …
  • Narrowcasting in rural Odisha to check outbreak 31 Mar 2020 05:42 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In it’s fight against coronavirus outbreak, rural Odisha is waking up to ‘narrowcasting’ by community radios which are playing a crucial role in advocating social distancing, hygiene protocol as well as lockdown. Be it by …
  • Ex-serviceman on frontline of coronavirus battle 30 Mar 2020 05:39 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Kanhu Charan Mishra, an ex-serviceman from Kantabanji, has been working tirelessly along with district officials and police to educate people on the importance of social distancing. Kanhu worked in the Army for 15 years …
  • Collectors on heatwave alert 30 Mar 2020 03:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Already battling a pandemic, the rising heat in the State has brought additional responsibility for the Government officers. After several districts recorded a rise in day temperature, Odisha State Disaster Management …
  • 100 labourers from Balangir, Subarnapur stranded in Hyderabad, Bengaluru 29 Mar 2020 00:27
  • Odisha lockdown: Rural folks obey, city dwellers flout 26 Mar 2020 02:23 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The village folks are more serious than their city counterparts when it comes to adhering to the lockdown norms in Ganjam district. While a sizeable population in urban areas continues to violate the clampdown order by …
  • Coronavirus impact: All India lockdown brings tough time for Odisha migrant workers  25 Mar 2020 06:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Lakhs of migrant workers, returning from other states, appear to be the worst hit by the ongoing coronavirus scare and enforcement of the lockdown.  Most workers who travel in search of livelihood are not registered …
  • East Coast Railway cancels 68 trains on Sunday for 'Janata Curfew' amid COVID-19 scare 21 Mar 2020 17:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled 68 Express and Passenger trains originating between the midnight of Saturday till 10 pm on Sunday and rescheduled four others following the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra …
  • COVID-19: East Coast Railway cancels 72 trains on Saturday to prevent outbreak 21 Mar 2020 14:01 By ANI ODISHA: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday cancelled 72 mail and express trains as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Most of the trains cancelled were to run on Sunday. Some other trains, which were to run next week, have …
  • Author Gunjan Veda on her latest book and documenting the art and music of Dalit communities 19 Mar 2020 04:32 Written by Surbhi Gupta | New Delhi | Published: March 19, 2020 10:00:41 am In the book, Veda writes about the Dewars, a group of travelling mendicants and musicians, who were also the village bards. (Photo: Noopur Chaturvedi) In Mapada, a village of 120 …
  • Coronavirus fallout: At least four districts in Odisha have imposed prohibitory orders to minimise the spread of virus 16 Mar 2020 13:21 At least four districts in Odisha have imposed prohibitory orders to restrict gatherings to less than five people to minimise the spread of the COVID-19. After Ganjam, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Balangir collectors had imposed Sec 144 of the CRPC by Tuesday …
  • Increasing panic results in demand for more coronavirus testing capacity in Odisha 16 Mar 2020 04:31 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An architecture student, having sore throat, on Saturday reported at the Capital Hospital here and requested for tests for COVID-19. Though she had no fever, authorities agreed for coronavirus test as she had returned from …
  • 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 …
  • Eight Maoists killed in 2019: standing panel on home 13 Mar 2020 07:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least eight Maoists were killed, 50 arrested and 13 surrendered during 2019 across Odisha, according to a Home department standing committee report. The report said 44 incidents involving the Left Wing Extremists …
  • Efforts renewed to end Lower Suktel impasse 12 Mar 2020 05:41 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Balangir Action Committee (BAC) has renewed its efforts to settle the dispute between the State Government and local villagers over the Lower Suktel Irrigation Project. Members of BAC members visited Paradhiapali and …
  • Orissa High Court bench acquits murder convict 05 Mar 2020 02:40 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The  Special Bench of Orissa High Court to deal with jail criminal appeal has on ‘benefit of doubt’ acquitted a person convicted for murder more than 12 years ago. The incident had occurred at Dangbahal under Patnagarh …
  • 15 irrigation projects face cost overrun in Bhubaneswar 02 Mar 2020 15:22 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Tardy implementation of irrigation projects under different schemes and programmes has led to 10 to 16 fold jump in the cost depriving farmers of irrigation benefits. As many as 15 of the 19 major and medium irrigation …
  • Bridge ready but lies idle sans approach roads in Odisha 02 Mar 2020 14:46 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: More than two years after its completion, the second high-level bridge over Haradjoar, a tributary of Mahanadi river, at Gobindtola is lying unused due to lack of approach roads. A high-level bridge already exists over …
  • Odisha govt sanctions Rs 23cr for development of shrines 28 Feb 2020 09:55 Image Source : PTI Odisha govt sanctions Rs 23cr for development of shrines After announcing a special package for Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 23 crore for development of many other shrines across …
  • Subhadra Vahini a big boost to women safety in Odisha trains 27 Feb 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A special all-women team of railway personnel, Subhadra Vahini, formed by Bhubaneswar RPF to assist women passengers facing inconveniences has detected 1,056 cases under Railways Act in the last two years. While the …
  • 12 Indian kids to pitch app ideas to Silicon Valley investors 27 Feb 2020 02:23 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 26 (ANI): Young coders aged between 6-16 years from across India will be presenting their next-big tech ideas to leading venture capitalists such as Nexus Venture Partners and Owl Ventures in Silicon Valley. Winners of the …
  • 12 Indian kids to pitch their ideas to Silicon Valley’s top venture capitalists 26 Feb 2020 09:06 12 Indian kids between 6-14 years of age are set to travel to Silicon Valley in the United States (US) to pitch their designed apps to venture capitalists (VCs). WhiteHat Jr, an EdTech startup that teaches coding to young kids, has announced the winners of …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Orissa High Court issues notices to government on free diagnostic services  21 Feb 2020 04:14 By Express News Service CUTTACK:  The Orissa High Court on Wednesday sought the State Government’s response on alleged disruption in free diagnostic services at SCB Medical College and Hospital here due to non-functioning of medical testing equipment. …
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik for medical college in Bhadrak 20 Feb 2020 03:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to send a proposal to the Centre for setting up of a medical college under Pradhan Mantri Jan …
  • 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 …
  • Beggars number decreases, Cuttack at top with 1,060  16 Feb 2020 07:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of beggars in the State has decreased from 6390 to 5950.  In a written reply to a question from Souvik Biswal (BJD), Minister of State for Social Security and Empowerment Ashok Panda said 5,950 beggars have …
  • Odia labourers rescued from Bengaluru kilns 12 Feb 2020 04:27 By Express News Service BALANGIR: At least 150 labourers of Balangir and Nuapada have been rescued from two brick kilns in Bengaluru and four persons detained in the connection. The rescue came following simultaneous raids conducted by the District Legal …
  • Odisha Assembly panel meets Piyush Goyal, seeks more railway fund for state 12 Feb 2020 03:05 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   Odisha Assembly Committee on Railways headed by Speaker Surya Narayan Patro met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at Rail Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum demanding allocation of over Rs 7,200 …
  • Odisha House panel seeks hike in railway budget allocation 11 Feb 2020 06:16 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Assembly Committee on Railways headed by Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro will meet Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday at New Delhi demanding increased allocation for the ongoing railway projects in Odisha. …
  • Odisha Minister Samir Das suspends headmaster, blocks salary of teachers 11 Feb 2020 04:42 By Express News Service BALANGIR/ BHAWANIPATNA: Unhappy with the quality of teaching in Government schools, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Das on Monday ordered blocking of salary of headmasters and teachers of two schools in Kalahandi and …
  • Bandh brings Western Odisha to its knees 06 Feb 2020 05:51 By Express News Service  SAMBALPUR/ROURKELA/BALANGIR: Normal life came to a standstill in eight districts of the Western Odisha region on Wednesday as the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the bar associations demanding establishment of a High Court …
  • 27 per cent dip in rail budget for Odisha 06 Feb 2020 05:51 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha has been allocated Rs 4,373 crore for different railway projects in the Union Budget for the 2020-21 fiscal. The allocation is around 27 per cent less than that of last fiscal when the State had received Rs 5, …
  • Bar associations call for dawn-to-dusk bandh demanding High court in Western Odisha 05 Feb 2020 10:25 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR/ROURKELA: Normal life was thrown out of gear in Sambalpur, Sundargarh and Balangir towns on Wednesday following the dawn-to-dusk Western Odisha bandh called by bar associations demanding the establishment of a High …
  • High Court bench in Western Odisha:  KSCC to support stir 04 Feb 2020 08:10 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Koshal State Coordination Committee (KSCC), the premier body fighting for a separate Koshal State comprising the western part of Odisha, extended its support to the ongoing lawyers’ agitation over the demand for a High …
  • IMD predicts rain in Odisha in next 24 hours 03 Feb 2020 11:18 Bhubaneswar: The India Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning, predicting light to moderate rainfall in several districts of Odisha in next 24 hours. Umashankar Das, Scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar said, “There is a likelihood of light to …
  • Orissa High Court sets March 2 date for hearing lawyer agitation on seperate bench 28 Jan 2020 02:30 By Express News Service CUTTACK: A full bench of Orissa High Court on Monday fixed March 2 for further hearing on the contempt case related to the ongoing strike by lawyers in different parts of the State demanding creation of a HC Bench in their region. …
  • 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 …
  • Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just 2 passengers every day 17 Jan 2020 02:04 Image Source : FILE Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just two passengers every day (Image for representation) When a train arrives at a junction station, we would expect rush of passengers entering the coaches to get that ever elusive vacant …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces special package for migrant workers on Sankranti 15 Jan 2020 11:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package for migrant workers for strengthening their livelihood and creation of assets in 20 migration prone blocks of four western Odisha districts on the occasion of …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
  • Normal life affected in Odisha due to nationwide strike 08 Jan 2020 06:01 Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (IANS) Normal life has been affected across Odisha as 10 central trade unions supported by different political parties observed nationwide strike on Wednesday. The trade unions resorted to shutdown on 14-point charter of demands …
  • Bharat Bandh: Railway, bus services affected in Odisha, West Bengal 08 Jan 2020 05:32 Protesters raised anti-government slogans and criticised the Center for its policies. Howrah: Following the 'Bharat Bandh' called by trade unions, protesters blocked railway tracks in Howrah and Kanchrapara in North 24 Parganas on Wednesday. They …
  • Man slits lover’s throat in Odisha 05 Jan 2020 07:24 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Police on Saturday nabbed a man for slitting the throat of his lover for asking him to marry her. The accused, Chabila Bhoi of Tentelkhunti village, and Didi Karuan of Falsapada village, reportedly eloped and were working …
  • Ostracised woman cremates father all by herself in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Ostracised from the community,  a woman had to cremate her father all by herself as villagers and relatives refused to extend a helping hand. The incident took place on Thursday at Ghuna village under Gudvela block in the …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Odisha in cold grip: Below 10 degree Celsius in 15 places 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The cold wave condition intensified across Odisha with Sonepur recording the lowest temperature of the season for the second day at 3.4 degree Celsius (C) on Sunday. As many as 15 stations in the State recorded minimum …
  • Union Minister urges State to hand over land for Rail project 27 Dec 2019 03:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday urged Odisha Government to provide land and necessary clearance for Khurda Road-Balangir railway line which is a dream project for the people of the Western region. …
  • Nayagarh-Mahipur on railway map 25 Dec 2019 07:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Train services on the long awaited Nayagarh Town-Mahipur railway section of Khurda Road-Balangir project will start from December 26. Inspection for the newly-laid 12 km broad gauge line was completed in July.Union …
  • 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 …
  • 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 govt sanctions Rs 23cr for development of shrines 28 Feb 2020 09:55 Image Source : PTI Odisha govt sanctions Rs 23cr for development of shrines After announcing a special package for Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 23 crore for development of many other shrines across …
  • Paddy procurement issue keeps Odisha Assembly session on boil 26 Feb 2020 06:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Assembly witnessed noisy scenes for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as opposition Congress and BJP members created ruckus over irregularities in paddy procurement in several Government-run mandis. The House had to …
  • Current Affairs January 2020: Know all about major events 25 Feb 2020 10:29 1) Manoj Mukund Naravane appointed chief of Army Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane became the 28th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) after chief General Bipin Rawat's term ends on December 31, 2019. The appointments committee of the Cabinet has …
  • 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 …
  • Farmers' Commission report on Odisha's agrarian crisis gathers dust 24 Feb 2020 12:35 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The report of the State Farmers' Commission set up by Odisha government a decade ago to study the reasons behind farmers suicide and related problems is yet to see the light of the day. The government had constituted a …
  • Rain spell for four days in Odisha from February 23 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Almost entire Odisha, except southern parts, will experience rainfall under the influence of strong western disturbance for four days from Sunday. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), light to moderate …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's property up by Rs 1 crore 13 Feb 2020 01:41 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik continues to be the richest among his council of ministers while state panchayati raj minister Pratap Jena’s net worth grew by a whopping Rs 4.5 crore in a year, a statement of assets of all ministers of …
  • Low railway budget allocation worries BJD 07 Feb 2020 07:16 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The  BJD on Thursday expressed concern over reduction in overall allocation for the State in the Railway Budget 2020-21 saying that railway coverage in Odisha remains one of the lowest in the country despite …
  • Bandh brings Western Odisha to its knees 06 Feb 2020 05:51 By Express News Service  SAMBALPUR/ROURKELA/BALANGIR: Normal life came to a standstill in eight districts of the Western Odisha region on Wednesday as the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the bar associations demanding establishment of a High Court …
  • Twin city experiences rainfall 06 Feb 2020 04:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar received 14.2 mm and 2.2 mm rainfall respectively between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Wednesday. Similarly, Daringbadi recorded 10 mm rainfall followed by Nayagarh 7.2 mm, Chandbali …
  • SCB doctors perform first-ever cadaveric kidney transplant 05 Feb 2020 07:22 By Express News Service CUTTACK:  For the first time, a team of doctors of SCB Medical College and Hospital here conducted a cadaveric kidney transplant on Tuesday. According to reports, Priyanka Patra of Digapahandi in Ganjam district, who was undergoing …
  • Lazy DFOs foil black spot plan for wildlife in Odisha 01 Feb 2020 05:17 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An alarming rate of road kills of elephants has failed to wake up the Forest and Environment Department. Five months after Wildlife Wing asked the Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) to identify vulnerable sites, only about …
  • Tata Projects bags multiple orders worth ₹6,000 crore from BPCL, HPCL Rajasthan 27 Jan 2020 12:19 Tata Projects Ltd has received multiple orders in the oil and gas refinery sector with a combined value of over ₹6,000 crore from HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd (HRRL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL). BPCL’s order is for a 2G Bio Ethanol Project …
  • 450 new RI circles likely to be created in Odisha 26 Jan 2020 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In view of the demand for smaller revenue circles to ensure delivery of services without hassles, the State Government has reportedly decided to create 450 new revenue circles. As part of the move, the Government has …
  • Tata Projects bags Rs 6,000-crore orders in oil, gas refinery sector 25 Jan 2020 01:49 Engineering firm Tata Projects on Thursday said it has bagged four contracts worth Rs 6,000 crore in the oil and gas refinery sector in Odisha and Rajasthan. Of the four orders, three are from state-owned HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd (HRRL) and one from …
  • TATA Projects to execute bio-ethanol project 24 Jan 2020 19:20 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 23 (ANI/PRNewswire): TATA Projects Limited, one of India's fastest-growing and most admired infrastructure companies, today announced that the company has received multiple mega orders in the oil and gas refinery …
  • Tata Projects receives multiple mega orders in oil and gas refinery sector 24 Jan 2020 13:42 Jan 23, 2020 (MarketLine via COMTEX) -- TATA Projects announced that the company has received multiple mega orders in the oil & gas refinery sector with combined value totalling more than Rs 6000 crore. Out of these, three orders are from HPCL …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Loads of challenges await new president of Odisha BJP 20 Jan 2020 03:17 With smooth election and the appointment of a new state president in Odisha, the BJP has not only stolen a march over its Opposition rival Congress, which continues to sink deeper in self-destruction mode, but also shown the intent of not letting anything …
  • Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces special package for migrant workers on Sankranti 15 Jan 2020 11:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package for migrant workers for strengthening their livelihood and creation of assets in 20 migration prone blocks of four western Odisha districts on the occasion of …
  • Four Odisha government officials dismissed for corruption 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government dismissed four officials from service after corruption charges were proved against them following a vigilance investigation recently. Three other officials were also given compulsory retirement. …
  • Kansa's kingdom faces elephant loss at Odisha's Dhanu Yatra 10 Jan 2020 05:54 Express News Service BARGARH :  Kansa's  elephant ‘Kuvalaya’ is an integral part of the Dhanu Yatra. Throughout the 11-day-long open air theatrical performance, people look forward to King Kansa moving around the town on his caparisoned elephant during …
  • Selfie zone a hit among youths in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BARGARH: A selfie point set up by the district administration at Dhanu Yatra venue has become a major hit among youths and students. Hundreds of visitors are thronging the spot to click pictures every evening. Though the open-air …
  • Odisha family’s 72-year-old journey to add glamour and glory 07 Jan 2020 06:05 Express News Service BARGARH: Behind the glittery costumes, bold makeup, hairdos and colourful props that bring alive different mythological characters of Bargarh’s Dhanu Yatra, there are many unsung heroes who strive to make the world’s biggest open-air …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Odisha in cold grip: Below 10 degree Celsius in 15 places 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The cold wave condition intensified across Odisha with Sonepur recording the lowest temperature of the season for the second day at 3.4 degree Celsius (C) on Sunday. As many as 15 stations in the State recorded minimum …
  • BJP won’t backtrack on NRC implementation, says Suresh Pujari 26 Dec 2019 03:44 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is essential for the security and self-respect of the country, said BJP national secretary and Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari on Wednesday. Addressing media persons here, …
  • Tata Power bags CESU, three discoms put on bid 25 Dec 2019 05:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  After Tata Power took over the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) for distribution and retail supply of electricity in five circles, process has been initiated for sale of three other distribution companies. …
  • 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 …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Odisha's RGH stocks anti-rabies vaccine 17 Dec 2019 04:59 By Express News Service ROURKELA: People of Rourkela heaved a sigh of relief after authorities of Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) confirmed availability of anti-rabies vaccine in the hospital from Monday. Supply of the vaccine was disrupted for the last …
  • Odisha BJP to have new chief by December-end: BJP general secretary Arun Singh 16 Dec 2019 06:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With too many aspirants for the top organisational post in the State unit of the BJP, the saffron party on Sunday started election of district presidents. "Election of the State BJP president will be completed by …
  • Blow to BJP, 2 Zilla Parishad members defect to BJD 15 Dec 2019 21:00 BHUBANESWAR: Dealing a body blow to Bharatiya Janata Party in Odisha, two of its Zilla Parishad (ZP) members from Bargarh district who were allegedly missing for quite some days surfaced in Bhubaneswar and joined the BJD. The development came just as the …
  • Odisha to open 45 fast track courts 11 Dec 2019 03:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In order to ensure speedy disposal of sexual crimes against women and children, Odisha Government on Tuesday decided to set up 45 fast track courts in the State. The move comes after Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi …
  • Body Of Unidentified Woman Found With Gunshot Wounds In UP 04 Dec 2019 08:42 The senior police officialsaid the rape could only be confirmed after an autopsy (Representational) Banda, Uttar Pradesh: The body of an unidentified woman, bearing gunshot wounds to the head, has been found inside an abandoned police booth in the Bargarh …
  • Body of woman found with gunshot wounds in UP 04 Dec 2019 05:57 PTI | Updated: Dec 4, 2019, 11:08 IST Representative imageBANDA: The body of an unidentified woman, bearing gunshot wounds to the head, has been found inside an abandoned police booth in the Bargarh area of Chitrakoot district, officials said on Wednesday. …
  • Odisha MLAs demand withdrawal of online token system for paddy procurement 28 Nov 2019 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Members of the ruling BJD continue to push the State Government to withdraw the online token system for paddy procurement with a plea that the new system is causing inconvenience to farmers. Raising the issue during …
  • Token unavailability derails procurement 27 Nov 2019 05:24 By Express News Service BARGARH : Even as all purchase centres across the district were made operational on Monday for procurement of Kharif paddy, majority of farmers are still unable to participate in the process in absence of tokens.While those willing …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • 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 …
  • Staff salary blocked in Odisha for not submitting attendance information 24 Nov 2019 05:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Defying Government order has cost 61-aided Higher Secondary Schools in the State dearer. October salaries of the employees of the schools have been blocked for not submitting biometric attendance sheet of teaching and …
  • Get FASTag or pay double the toll at National Highways from December 1 24 Nov 2019 05:28 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Come December 1, vehicle owners in Odisha will have to face two stricter rules. Along with enforcement of new traffic rules, collection of toll through FASTags will also be mandatory on National Highways. Though the State …
  • 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 …
  • OMCs require 40% more ethanol in FY20, to utilise non-sugarcane sources 21 Nov 2019 12:11 To meet the Centre’s ambitious blending norms, oil marketing companies (OMCs) have sought requirement of 5.11 billion litres of ethanol from all sources in the 2019-20 marketing year that starts from December 1. The demand is 40 per cent more than the …
  • Bhubaneswar to remain Dhanu Jatra’s Kansa 15 Nov 2019 05:54 By Express News Service BARGARH: Bhubaneswar Pradhan will continue to essay Dhanu Yatra’s protagonist Kansa’s character in the 71st edition of historic theatrical festival in Bargarh. Owing to pressure from various quarters including artistes of the …
  • 80 mobile loos for traffic cops across Odisha 10 Nov 2019 03:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Police has decided to install 80 mobile toilets in major cities and towns for convenience of traffic personnel on duty.  A mobile toilet has already been installed at Acharya Vihar in the city while seven others …
  • He abused me, pulled my arm: Journalist misbehaved by BJD MP, FIR registered 07 Nov 2019 14:39 Mohanty, however, denied the allegation, even as visuals of the incident were broadcast by local TV channels. Bhubaneswar: An FIR was registered against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly misbehaving with a journalist of a private TV channel, police said …
  • Special train to run between Puri and Amritsar 04 Nov 2019 18:39 New Delhi: On the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a special train will run between Puri in Odisha and Amritsar in Punjab from November 9. According to a release, the 08427 Puri-Amritsar Express Special train will depart from Puri …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismisses six government officers, withholds pension benefits of five others for corruption 04 Nov 2019 12:46 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday dismissed six government officers from service and withheld pension benefits of five others for being involved in corruption, officials said. The action by Patnaik is part of the state …
  • Rice producer Odisha faces no stubble burning 02 Nov 2019 11:37 Bhubaneswar, Nov 2 (IANS) Unlike north India, crop stubble burning is not prevalent in Odisha even though it has started making inroads unto several parts of the coastal state. Air pollution due to stubble burning has turned a critical health hazard in …
  • BJD wins Bijepur by-poll in Odisha by over 97,000 votes 24 Oct 2019 11:33 Bhubaneswar: BJD candidate Rita Sahu on Thursday won the by-poll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha by a margin of 97,990 votes, which is the highest ever margin in the history of the state's Assembly polls. Sahu registered her victory over …
  • Bypolls 2019 Live Updates: Polling underway across 51 assembly seats, two Lok Sabha constituencies in 18 states 23 Oct 2019 09:29 Assembly bypolls 2019 Updates, Lok Sabha bypolls: A by-elections ended in all 52 constituencies across 18 states Arunachal Pradesh’s Khinsa west constituency recorded the record 89 per cent turnout, while 11 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh recorded the …
  • Bijepur bypoll: Centenarians defy age to exercise franchise 22 Oct 2019 12:12 By Express News Service BARGARH: Their restricted mobility due to old age could not deter their determination to exercise their franchise. On Monday, centenarians Ramji Sahu and Lochana Naik became an inspiration for many young voters as they stepped out …
  • 72% voter turnout in Bijepur bypoll in Odisha 21 Oct 2019 14:00 Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) By-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district recorded a voter turnout of 72 per cent on Monday. The Chief Electoral Office (CEO) sources said polling in Bijepur recorded 72 per cent by 5 p.m. The CEO …
  • Bypolls: Brisk polling in eastern region 21 Oct 2019 11:01 Guwahati/Patna/Gangtok: Brisk polling has been recorded in 15 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency in the eastern region, by-elections to which are being held on Monday. The Assembly by-elections are in progress in five seats of Bihar, …
  • Polling underway in 15 Assembly, one Lok Sabha seat in East 21 Oct 2019 10:48 NET Bureau Voting for the by-elections to 15 Assembly constituencies and one Lok Sabha seat in six states of the eastern region began on Monday amid tight security. Of the 15 Assembly seats, five are in Bihar followed by four in Assam, three in Sikkim and …
  • Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Hema Malini cast vote | LIVE 21 Oct 2019 10:07 Oct 21, 2019 3:33 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda Pakistan is breaching Postal Union's norms, says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "For the last two months, Pakistan has stopped postal service from India. It…
  • 25.7% voting 11 a.m. in Odisha’s Bijepur Assembly bypoll 21 Oct 2019 07:47 Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) About 25.7 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 11 a.m. on Monday for the Bijepur Assembly bypoll in Odisha’s Bargarh district, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sushil Kumar Lohani. Lohani said polling was peaceful across …
  • Voting begins for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha 21 Oct 2019 03:10 Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) The voting has begun for the bypoll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district on Monday. A total of 2.32 lakh eligible voters including 1.20 lakh male and 1.12 lakh female are expected to exercise their …
  • Pradhan questions Naveen’s development agenda 19 Oct 2019 02:03 By Express News Service BARGARH: Hitting out at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for vacating Bijepur Assembly segment, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said the BJD supremo’s promises of developing the constituency are false. Holding a …
  • Naveen on road show for Bijepur bypoll 18 Oct 2019 03:28 By Express News Service BARGARH : With  two days left for campaigning to end for by-election to Bijepur Assembly seat, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Thursday held a road show in support of the party candidate Rita Sahu.The Chief Minister …
  • Campaign picks up pace for Bijepur by-poll 14 Oct 2019 02:20 By Express News Service BARGARH: Campaign for Bijepur by-election has picked up momentum with leaders of the three major political parties joining the race to woo voters in their favour.Raising the political temperature in the Assembly constituency, BJD, …
  • 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 …
  • Fight against coronavirus not an IPL match: Odisha government 09 Apr 2020 16:31 After getting off to a good start the Odisha government seems to be struggling for answers over its containment strategies for capital city Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said he was prioritising lives over economy and announced an …
  • 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 …
  • JSW Energy gets CCI nod to acquire GMR Kamalanga Energy 07 Apr 2020 16:58 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited by JSW Energy Limited. CCI gave its approval under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002, in its meeting held today via video conferencing. The …
  • What’s up Ariel, Snoopy, Kulfi and Seasar? 05 Apr 2020 03:17 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Ariel , Kulfi and Seasar ‘interacted’ with each other over a video conference call on Saturday because the whole of Bhubaneswar is under complete lockdown. So, what’s the big deal about it since people are finding …
  • Odisha trains 500 MBBS students to treat COVID-19 patients 04 Apr 2020 08:07 Image Source : AP Odisha trains 500 MBBS students to treat COVID-19 patients (Representational image) Apart from setting up of three special COVID hospitals, the Odisha government has also kept 500 MBBS students trained to deal with the coronavirus …
  • Odisha: Volunteers capture 2 king cobras, violate COVID-19 isolation guideline 02 Apr 2020 03:32 Apr 02, 2020, 08:00AM ISTSource: TOI.inVolunteers captured two king cobras who were in a coupling state in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district. In their attempt, the volunteers attracted a crowd thus violating the government’s directive against more than five …
  • Labour crunch headache for groundnut farmers in Odisha's Jajpur district 01 Apr 2020 08:07 By Express News Service JAJPUR: Acute labour shortage triggered by the lockdown has affected the harvest of groundnut crops in the district. Thousands of farmers who have grown groundnut in their farm land as rabi crop are facing a lot of hardship to …
  • Collectors on heatwave alert 30 Mar 2020 03:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Already battling a pandemic, the rising heat in the State has brought additional responsibility for the Government officers. After several districts recorded a rise in day temperature, Odisha State Disaster Management …
  • Odisha lockdown: Essentials vanish from Koraput markets 28 Mar 2020 01:59 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  The lockdown affecting truck movement across the country, Koraput is beginning to suffer a shortage of essential commodities. Grocery items and foodgrains besides, vegetables like onions and potatoes are brought to …
  • Steel firms bear the brunt of Covid-19 impact, to scale down production 26 Mar 2020 11:35 Steel companies, including those under public sector, are considering to scale down production amid coronavirus outbreak, according to sources. Sajjan Jindal's JSW Steel has already announced its decision to cut production at its plants. The industry …
  • Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown impact weighs on steel industry 23 Mar 2020 16:10 The outbreak of COVID-19 and a lockdown to prevent the spread are threatening to impact production of steel companies. Tata Steel is closing down its downstream standalone units in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in line with guidance from respective states. …
  • Odisha extends lockdown to 14 districts, quarantined homes to be marked with stickers 23 Mar 2020 14:55 The Odisha Government extended its lockdown of districts form five to 14 on Monday. In addition to the five district and eight cities under lockdown for a week, entire districts of Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Sambalpur, …
  • Covid-19 scare: Odisha extends regulation period from March 31 to April 15 17 Mar 2020 11:59 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Tuesday extended the period of all regulations in force over the Covid-19 threat from March 31 to April 15, prompting panic-buying of essential items across the state. Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Letter to BS: Govt needs to focus on revival of banking sector as a whole 16 Mar 2020 19:35 I would like to draw attention to the YES Bank crisis. The crisis in the banking system of India became even more critical when the RBI set a withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000 on YES Bank account holders for 30 days. Though the government has assured that the …
  • Amid coronavirus outbreak, IIMC shuts classes 16 Mar 2020 15:03 IIMC Dhenkanal campus. Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in India, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has announced to shut classes till March 31. In an official message, the Dhenkanal campus of the institute stated, “To prevent Corona …
  • OJEE 2020 registration closes March 20: Admit card, eligibility, syllabus and other details 11 Mar 2020 06:42 Written by AglaSem | New Delhi | Published: March 11, 2020 11:16:07 am Candidates can fill and submit OJEE 2020 application form from the official website — ojee.nic.in. (Photo credit: Pixabay.com) Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is one of the …
  • Homeopathy drugs disappear 09 Mar 2020 06:00 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: With coronavirus scare pushing people to seek recourse with various claims of providing protection from the disease, homeopaths are having a busy time in the town. People in large numbers are flocking to the homeopathy …
  • Women's day: Exclusive department for SHGs on cards, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik 08 Mar 2020 14:15 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of International Women's Day on Sunday said that a separate department would be formed for self-help groups (SHGs) for the development and empowerment of women. Affirming his …
  • 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 …
  • Notice to 50 residential colleges in Bhubaneswar 05 Mar 2020 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 50 private residential degree colleges under Bhubaneswar jurisdiction of Regional Directorate of Education have countered trouble by allegedly collecting capitation fee from students.  Officials of Higher …
  • Odisha plans four new 500 acre industrial townships 27 Feb 2020 04:51 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is planning four new townships in its most industry intensive regions of Kalinganar, Jharsuguda, Paradip, and the Angul-Dhenkanal region. The idea was discussed in a recent meeting Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy had with representatives …
  • WFP India Country Brief, January 2020 26 Feb 2020 12:39 Highlights WFP facilitated an inter-state learning visit of senior officials from the Government of Rajasthan to Kerala to learn about their decentralized production of fortified take-home rations (THR). Across India, THR is distributed to young children, …
  • Rain disrupts normal life in Odisha 25 Feb 2020 15:02 Image Source : PTI Rain disrupts normal life in Odisha Unseasonal rain, coupled with squally winds, threw life out of gear in parts of Odisha,uprooting trees and causing massive traffic snarls during the morning rush hour. Several areas reeled under power …
  • Rain spell for four days in Odisha from February 23 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Almost entire Odisha, except southern parts, will experience rainfall under the influence of strong western disturbance for four days from Sunday. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), light to moderate …
  • 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 …
  • Odisha government warns Principals of 195-degree colleges of strict action if data not updated on PIMS 22 Feb 2020 02:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government has warned principals of 195-degree colleges of disciplinary action for failing to upload information regarding their existing teaching and non-teaching staff on the Personnel Information Management …
  • 246 elephants died in Odisha in 3 years: Minister 18 Feb 2020 10:50 Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) As many as 246 elephants died in Odisha due to various reasons in the last three years, the Odisha government informed the Assembly on Tuesday. In a written reply, Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said that …
  • Analysts see up to 45% upside in JSW Energy post GMR Kamalanga acquisition 18 Feb 2020 06:12 Shares of JSW Energy jumped nearly 7 per cent on Tuesday, a day after the company said it has signed a share purchase agreement with GMR Energy Limited (GEL) to acquire 100 per cent stake in its subsidiary - GMR Kamalanga Energy (GKEL) - for a total …
  • JSW Energy acquires GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd for Rs 5,321 crore 17 Feb 2020 22:24 Mumbai (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (ANI): JSW Energy said on Monday it has signed a share purchase agreement with GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd (GKEL) to acquire its 100 per cent stake for Rs 5,321 crore. On October 7 last year, JSW Energy led by billionaire …
  • JSW Energy acquires GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd for Rs 5,321 cr 17 Feb 2020 22:24 Mumbai (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (ANI): JSW Energy said on Monday it has signed a share purchase agreement with GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd (GKEL) to acquire its 100 per cent stake for Rs 5,321 crore. On October 7 last year, JSW Energy led by billionaire …
  • JSW Energy buys GMR’s Odisha thermal plant 17 Feb 2020 18:10 The acquisition of GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd is expected to close in three months, subject to the receipt of regulatory clearances, JSW Energy said in a regulatory filing on Monday. JSW Energy’s total installed power generation capacity will increase to 5, …
  • JSW Energy buys GMR power unit for ₹5,321 cr 17 Feb 2020 17:04 Sajjan Jindal-backed JSW Energy Ltd has acquired GMR’s Kamalanga Energy Ltd for ₹5,321 crore. Post the acquisition, the total installed power generation capacity of JSW Energy will increase to 5,609 MW. JSW Energy had announced this acquisition in October. …
  • GMR Energy Limited to divest entire stake in GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited to JSW Energy Limited 17 Feb 2020 16:52 GMR Energy Limited (GEL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited (GIL), today announced the signing of definitive agreements for the sale of its entire stake in GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL). GEL shall also procure balance stake in GKEL from IIF …
  • Alert RPF jawan rescues woman in Bhubaneswar 16 Feb 2020 07:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An alert Railway Protection Force personnel rescued a woman who slipped while boarding a moving train in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. RPF constable Subhrat Kumar Maharana was on duty when Puri-Sambalpur Intercity Express …
  • CESU to resume crackdown on defaulters from today 16 Feb 2020 06:10 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Central Electricity Supply Utility (Cesu) will resume second phase arrear collection-cum-disconnection drive from February 16 to realise huge arrears pending against different categories of consumers. In second …
  • On cam: Woman falls while boarding train 15 Feb 2020 18:24 Feb 15, 2020, 10:56PM ISTSource: TNNA woman passenger was rescued by Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable after she slipped while boarding a moving train at Bhubaneswar railway station. The woman fell into the gap between train and the platform, while …
  • IIMC awards alumni for best work in journalism, PR 12 Feb 2020 13:00 By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 12, 2020 5:53:38 pm IIMC Alumni Association felicitated winners of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards (Representational image) The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) awarded the exemplary work in journalism …
  • Elephant poacher arrested in Odisha 10 Feb 2020 05:41 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A team of forest officials on Sunday arrested notorious poacher Babuli Mahalik (45) for his alleged involvement in hunting of around 20 elephants in the State. The team of Athagarh Divisional Forest Office (DFO) …
  • Odisha reports first swine flu case of 2020 07 Feb 2020 04:41 Image Source : FILE Odisha reports first swine flu case of 2020 (Representational image) Odisha on Thursday reported its first swine flu case of the year, after a resident of Dhenkanal district tested positive for the virus. The patient is under treatment …
  • IMD predicts rain in Odisha in next 24 hours 03 Feb 2020 11:18 Bhubaneswar: The India Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning, predicting light to moderate rainfall in several districts of Odisha in next 24 hours. Umashankar Das, Scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar said, “There is a likelihood of light to …
  • Lazy DFOs foil black spot plan for wildlife in Odisha 01 Feb 2020 05:17 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An alarming rate of road kills of elephants has failed to wake up the Forest and Environment Department. Five months after Wildlife Wing asked the Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) to identify vulnerable sites, only about …
  • Monograph on Bapu as a journalist  31 Jan 2020 06:51 By Express News Service DHENKANAL:  The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal paid tribute to the Father of the Nation by releasing a monograph in Odia language titled ‘Mahatma Gandhi: Sambadika O Sampadaka,’ on the occasion of his 72nd …
  • Two cops suspended for dereliction of duty in Odisha 30 Jan 2020 14:01 Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Two police officers in Odisha were placed under suspension for indiscipline and dereliction of duties, the police said on Thursday. Inspector-in-charge of Kankadahad police station in Dhenkanal district, Pramod Kumar Lenka, has …
  • 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 …
  • 450 new RI circles likely to be created in Odisha 26 Jan 2020 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In view of the demand for smaller revenue circles to ensure delivery of services without hassles, the State Government has reportedly decided to create 450 new revenue circles. As part of the move, the Government has …
  • CESU Cuttack ties up with Airtel Payments Bank 21 Jan 2020 07:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Customers of Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar now have the option to pay their electricity bill at Airtel counters. Announcing its partnership with Airtel Payments Bank here on Monday …
  • Five drug peddlers nabbed in Bhubaneswar, Rs 1.84 lakh seized 21 Jan 2020 07:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch arrested five drug peddlers and recovered 324 gram brown sugar, Rs 1.84 lakh cash, five motorcycles, a car and other incriminating materials from them. Acting on a tip-off, STF …
  • 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 …
  • 6 Pythons Rescued From Abandoned Pipes In Odisha. Watch 13 Jan 2020 12:54 Six pythons were captured in Odisha (Representative Image) A video shared by Indian Forest Services officer Susanta Nanda on Twitter shows how six pythons were captured in Odisha. The video shows forest department officials working to capture the huge …
  • IIMC to host ‘Filmi Chakkar’ 11 Jan 2020 02:58 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal, will host a three-day event ‘Filmi Chakkar’ which will include seminars, discussions, workshops and screening of films from January 14. The event is themed - …
  • CESU announces January 15 deadline for electricity bill defaulters in Odisha 10 Jan 2020 07:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) on Thursday issued an ultimatum to defaulting consumers asking them to clear their arrears by January 15 to avoid disconnection of power supply. Reminding the December 10 …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • India: WFP India Country Brief, November 2019 08 Jan 2020 10:50 Highlights • With funding from the 2030 Fund, WFP carried out a scoping study on SouthSouth and Triangular Cooperation opportunities in the country, with support from WFP’s regional office and headquarters. • WFP facilitated a study tour for a highlevel …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • 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 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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
    • 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 …
    • 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 …
    • Covid-19: Coal India arms set up 1,509 isolation beds in 8 states 05 Apr 2020 07:09 New Delhi: State-owned CIL's subsidiaries have set up 1,509 isolation beds in eight states in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said. The eight coal bearing states are Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, …
    • MLA steps in to speed up ration relief 04 Apr 2020 03:49 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Only five per cent of 35,000 quintals of PDS ration meant for advance distribution to 68.246 beneficiaries of Rourkela as lockdown relief had reached retail distribution points till Tuesday. However, within the next 72 …
    • Seven Africans quarantined in Odisha after returning from Jamaat event 01 Apr 2020 09:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At least seven foreigners, including six from Sudan, have been kept in isolation in a government quarantine facility in Odisha, official sources said on Wednesday. They had recently returned from New Delhi after …
    • Core covid team on its toes for Tablighi attendees 01 Apr 2020 05:48 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With no clarity on how many persons from Odisha attended the congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi that has set off several Covid clusters in the country, the Odisha Government was on its toes throughout on …
    • Cop ‘roughs up’ youth over viral video 01 Apr 2020 03:20 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In an alleged case of police highhandedness, a sub-inspector of Birmitrapur has been accused of assaulting a youth and his mother over releasing videos of her beating up people for enforcing the lockdown recently. The SI …
    • Migrants from Jharkhand appeal for help 30 Mar 2020 05:39 By Express News Service ROURKELA/JAJPUR: A group of migrant labourers, stranded at Jharbera in Kuanrmunda block, have appealed the Jharkhand Government to facilitate their return to the State. Around 14 labourers from Sahebganj district of Jharkhand …
    • Coronavirus impact: All India lockdown brings tough time for Odisha migrant workers  25 Mar 2020 06:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Lakhs of migrant workers, returning from other states, appear to be the worst hit by the ongoing coronavirus scare and enforcement of the lockdown.  Most workers who travel in search of livelihood are not registered …
    • Foreign returnees in Rourkela mask travel history, spoil virus control plans 21 Mar 2020 15:44 By Express News Service ROURKELA: With their blatant disregard of quarantine guidelines, home-bound overseas travellers are playing spoilsport in the efforts to avoid the coronavirus outbreak. The government has made it mandatory for people returning from …
    • Odisha rainfall forecast till March 24 21 Mar 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department has forecast light to moderate rainfall and thundershower activity in parts of Odisha till March 24. The Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar experienced rainfall on Thursday evening, …
    • NTPC MCH to start ops by July in Odisha 09 Mar 2020 07:40 By Express News Service SUNDARGARH: Running behind schedule for years, the medical college and hospital (MCH) of National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) at Sankara in Sundargarh town is likely to start operation from the ensuing 2020-21 academic …
    • All-women crew drives goods train for 400 km in Odisha 08 Mar 2020 09:01 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  For the first time, an all women crew - two loco pilots and a guard - took independent charge of a goods train and piloted it from Khurda Road to Palasa on the eve of International Women’s Day. The Women’s Special goods …
    • Special Development Councils' Cup final in Cuttack  04 Mar 2020 06:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The final match of ‘SDC Cup 2020’, a football championship organised by Special Development Councils (SDCs) will be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on March 5. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will attend as chief …
    • BJD, BJP war-ready; Congress yet to set house in order in Odisha 03 Mar 2020 08:07 Express News Service ROURKELA: The Congress in Sundargarh district continues to be a broken house even as the ruling BJD and Opposition BJP have already restructured their organisations to be war-ready for the urban local bodies (ULBs) this year. Amid …
    • One big jump and BJP will be number one: Amit Shah 29 Feb 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Buoyed by BJP’s electoral surge in Odisha in the last General Elections, Union Home Minister and former BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday said the party needs one big jump to reach the top position in Odisha. Though Shah …
    • Odisha govt sanctions Rs 23cr for development of shrines 28 Feb 2020 09:55 Image Source : PTI Odisha govt sanctions Rs 23cr for development of shrines After announcing a special package for Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 23 crore for development of many other shrines across …
    • Samples of COVID-19 suspect sent to Bhubaneswar for test 27 Feb 2020 04:44 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The throat swab and blood samples of a Sundargarh youth suspected to be infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) were sent to Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) at Bhubaneswar for test. He is under observation at the …
    • Rain spell for four days in Odisha from February 23 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Almost entire Odisha, except southern parts, will experience rainfall under the influence of strong western disturbance for four days from Sunday. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), light to moderate …
    • 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 …
    • 17 injured as rock rolls down on devotees in Odisha 21 Feb 2020 14:50 Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) At least 17 devotees were injured after a large boulder hit them while they were standing in queue for darshan of the presiding deity at hilltop Jatia Baba Temple in Odisha’s Sundargarh district on Friday, said police. The …
    • Rolling rock hits devotees on way to hilltop temple in Odisha, 17 hurt 21 Feb 2020 11:25 By Express News Service ROURKELA: As many as 17 devotees were injured, five of them seriously, after a rock fell on them while they were climbing up a hill to reach the Jatiapahar temple under Birmitrapur police limits in Sundargarh district on Friday …
    • Odisha tribal man hacks brother and his family to death over property dispute 16 Feb 2020 10:14 Express News Service ROURKELA: In a gruesome incident, a young tribal man eliminated the family of his elder brother over a financial dispute at the remote Patrapali village of Bonai police limits in Sundargarh district, about 70 kms from Rourkela. The …
    • Beggars number decreases, Cuttack at top with 1,060  16 Feb 2020 07:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of beggars in the State has decreased from 6390 to 5950.  In a written reply to a question from Souvik Biswal (BJD), Minister of State for Social Security and Empowerment Ashok Panda said 5,950 beggars have …
    • Odisha has 5,950 beggars: Minister 15 Feb 2020 13:16 Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of 5,950 beggars have been identified in Odisha, informed Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Saturday. Replying to a written question of Biju Janata …
    • Crow deaths fuel H5N1 fear in Odisha 11 Feb 2020 04:42 By Express News Service JAJPUR/ROURKELA: Bird flu scare has gripped people of Barachana and Korei areas of the district after some birds were found dead at many places. Crows were found dead near Dehurigada, Samia and Budhakendua areas under Barachana …
    • Patnaik Minerals bags Mahulsukha 09 Feb 2020 06:06 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Mahulsukha Iron and Manganese Ore block of Aryan Mining and Trading Corporation (AMTC) was bagged by Patnaik Minerals Private Limited (PMPL) with a premium of 92.7 per cent.Patnaik Minerals Private Limited, the …
    • Vedanta's aluminium cost of production falls 12% in April-December 07 Feb 2020 15:58 Focus on structural cost reduction helped diversified metals and mining titan Vedanta Ltd to prune Cost of Production (CoP) of aluminium by 12 per cent to $1769 per tonne during April-December of this fiscal. In the period under review, Vedanta Ltd …
    • Bandh brings Western Odisha to its knees 06 Feb 2020 05:51 By Express News Service  SAMBALPUR/ROURKELA/BALANGIR: Normal life came to a standstill in eight districts of the Western Odisha region on Wednesday as the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the bar associations demanding establishment of a High Court …
    • Twin city experiences rainfall 06 Feb 2020 04:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar received 14.2 mm and 2.2 mm rainfall respectively between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Wednesday. Similarly, Daringbadi recorded 10 mm rainfall followed by Nayagarh 7.2 mm, Chandbali …
    • JSW wins Gonua, Shyam takes Jilling 06 Feb 2020 04:12 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Auction of mineral blocks in the State saw an aggressive bidding on Wednesday with Sajjan Jindal led JSW Steel emerging the preferred bidder for Gonua iron ore block in Sundargarh district with an offer to pay a premium …
    • Bar associations call for dawn-to-dusk bandh demanding High court in Western Odisha 05 Feb 2020 10:25 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR/ROURKELA: Normal life was thrown out of gear in Sambalpur, Sundargarh and Balangir towns on Wednesday following the dawn-to-dusk Western Odisha bandh called by bar associations demanding the establishment of a High …
    • Serajuddin retains Balda mine block, offers record premium 05 Feb 2020 07:22 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As the auction of merchant mines whose lease period is expiring on March 31 is underway, Serajuddin and Company retained Balda iron ore block in the bidding that went past midnight on Monday. The company which has been …
    • Odisha hockey players have more potential: Warner Vegt 04 Feb 2020 08:26 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The hockey players of Odisha have made remarkable growth by building on their power and skill, said Warner van der Vegt, Dutch Technical head of Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Odisha.  Vegt was speaking after a recent …
    • IMD predicts rain in Odisha in next 24 hours 03 Feb 2020 11:18 Bhubaneswar: The India Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning, predicting light to moderate rainfall in several districts of Odisha in next 24 hours. Umashankar Das, Scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar said, “There is a likelihood of light to …
    • Rural Development Minister Sushant Singh’s vehicle detained, driver assaulted over toll fee in Odisha 03 Feb 2020 05:30 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Rural Development Minister Sushant Singh’s vehicle was reportedly detained and his driver assaulted at Masnikani toll gate of Biju Expressway while he was on his way to the district headquarters town in the intervening …
    • Strike hits transactions worth Rs 1,000 crore 01 Feb 2020 06:56 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Banking services were paralysed on Friday across Sundargarh district with employees of public sector banks joining the two-day strike by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine bank unions. …
    • Phase 3 polls for BJD district chiefs begin 31 Jan 2020 05:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The third and most crucial phase of organisational elections of the ruling BJD to elect district committee members and presidents will start from Friday after completion of the lengthy process of polls at block and …
    • One dead, two workers injured in Dalmia Cement plant 'mishap' in Odisha 29 Jan 2020 15:53 Express News Service RAJGANGPUR: A female contract worker was killed and two others received burn injuries after they were reportedly exposed to hot air at the Dalmia DSP Unit-I of the Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL) at Rajgangpur in Sundargarh district …
    • Protestors at Odisha's Garposh Chowk demands compensation for road mishap victims’ families 25 Jan 2020 05:20 By Express News Service KUTRA (SUNDARGARH): Vehicular traffic on Biju Expressway (State Highway-10) was disrupted for several hours on Friday as people of Kutra block resorted to road blockade at Garposh Chowk seeking compensation for families of five …
    • 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 …
    • Congress leaders in Odisha fear anti-CAA stand may boomerang 24 Jan 2020 08:27 Express News Service ROURKELA: The strident anti-CAA stand taken by the Congress has begun to cause rumblings in the Sundargarh party organisation with a section believing it may boomerang by alienating the majority. Several senior leaders of the Rourkela …
    • Speeding car jumps road divider, mow down five women labourers in Odisha's Rajgangpur 22 Jan 2020 12:52 Express News Service ROURKELA: Five women labourers engaged in road maintenance work were mowed down and seven others injured after a speeding car hit the road divider of Biju Expressway and rammed into another four-wheeler on the opposite lane, in …
    • Rourkela cops get swanky Innova Crysta MUVs for patrolling 22 Jan 2020 07:33 Express News Service ROURKELA: Cops in Steel City Rourkela have got an image makeover with induction of swanky Innova Crysta MUVs into the fleet to be used for daily patrol. Only that all the vehicles have been bought with District Mineral Foundation (DMF) …
    • Rourkela gets model control room, PCR vans for vigilance  20 Jan 2020 04:38 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In a move to strengthen policing in Rourkela police district, Odisha DGP Abhay on Sunday inaugurated a Model Control Room and dedicated 25 Police Control Room (PCR) vans to the service of the people. As many as 25 new …
    • Induction furnace units bear brunt of steep power tariff 20 Jan 2020 04:38 Express News Service ROURKELA: Induction furnace units in MSMEs across Sundargarh district have been bearing the brunt of high power tariff for the last nine years. Unable to meet ends, a few such units have shut shop and the remaining are struggling for …
    • Subway to replace rail crossings under South Eastern Railway in Odisha 19 Jan 2020 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Subways will soon replace level crossings that fall under the jurisdiction of South Eastern Railway (SER) in the State. The State Government has directed Collectors of three districts to expedite the process for …
    • Lack of coordination of state leaders with high command leading to Congress fall in Odisha 15 Jan 2020 07:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Senior leaders not aligned to any group in the ongoing factional fight in the Congress are contemplating to apprise the high command of the actual situation and the need for a thorough change in the State unit. "It …
    • Odisha former Congress MP Maurice Kujur passes away at 84 12 Jan 2020 15:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Former Congress Parliamentarian Maurice Kujur passed away at KIMS, Bhubaneswar due to age-related infirmities and multiple diseases in the wee hours of Sunday. He was 84 and survived by his two sons, Rajat and Pravat, …
    • Family of four found dead inside locked house in Odisha's Rajgangpur 11 Jan 2020 11:40 By Express News Service RAJGANGPUR: A family of four was found dead inside their house on Saturday at the IT Colony of Rajgangpur in Sundargarh district in Odisha. Ranjit Prasad (35), who was a contract worker at a cement company, his wife Alpana (30) …
    • Odisha government gives nod for three projects including Rs 8,000 crore-aluminium plant 10 Jan 2020 05:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In a bid to boost industrialisation, the State Government on Thursday approved three big ticket investment proposals, including Rs 8,000 crore alumina refinery unit of Hindalco Industries Limited (Hindalco) at …
    • Odisha approves Rs 8000-crore new alumina project by Hindalco 09 Jan 2020 13:44 The High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA), the apex body to clear investment projects in Odisha approved a new greenfield alumina refinery unit proposed by Aditya Birla Group owned Hindalco Industries. The new refinery estimated to cost Rs 8000 crore, is …
    • Pani Panchayats elude 27 per cent beneficiaries: Study 09 Jan 2020 08:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: All is not well in Pani Panchayats (PPs) of the State. A study to evaluate community lift irrigation scheme in the state found that 27 per cent (pc) beneficiary farmers are deprived of water to their agriculture fields and …
    • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
    • Environment Ministry clears 10 coal mining projects 09 Jan 2020 04:27 KOLKATA: The environment ministry has cleared 10 coal mining projects with a total capacity of 160 million tonnes a year and four washeries that can handle 31 million tonnes annually. These include Coal India’s projects for seven mines and two washeries …
    • Union cabinet clears disinvestment in NINL 08 Jan 2020 18:58 BHUBANESWAR: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved disinvestment of equity share of six PSUs including two under the state government in the loss-making Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) thereby paving way to bring in new investors through auction. …
    • 13 degree colleges in Odisha served show-cause notice for poor enrollment 07 Jan 2020 14:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government on Tuesday issued show-cause notice to 13 degree colleges over poor enrollment. Higher Education department secretary Saswat Mishra who issued the show-cause notice to the colleges said as per the …
    • Social media unites South Korea professor with Odia lad 06 Jan 2020 07:50 Express News Service SUNDARGARH: A bond of friendship formed on social media three years back brought a British-origin professor of Chodang University in South Korea to non-descript Rangadhipa locality of Sundargarh town. James Gavin David (45) had …
    • Order appointing junior IAS officer as Addl District Magistrate raises eyebrows in Odisha 06 Jan 2020 07:50 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The General Administration and Public Grievance (GA&PG) department committed a mistake by appointing a junior IAS officer as Additional District Magistrate (ADM) with additional charge of Vice Chairman of Rourkela …
    • Rains add chill to cold wave in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The unseasonal rain on Friday led to chilly weather almost across Odisha. Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Friday, Balasore recorded 18 mm rainfall, followed by Talcher 15 mm, Keonjhar 14 mm and Angul 11 mm. The Twin City …
    • Plan to manage traffic at Rourkela railway station 03 Jan 2020 01:50 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Amid increase in railway traffic on the busy Howrah-Mumbai mainline, South Eastern Railway (SER) authorities continue to struggle for space for parking of vehicles outside Rourkela railway station during peak hours. With …
    • 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 …
    • Focus on BJD district president posts 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the organisational polls of the BJD have started from Friday, all eyes are now on the post of district presidents and State office bearers which will be announced during next two months in the course of the elections …
    • Odisha in cold grip: Below 10 degree Celsius in 15 places 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The cold wave condition intensified across Odisha with Sonepur recording the lowest temperature of the season for the second day at 3.4 degree Celsius (C) on Sunday. As many as 15 stations in the State recorded minimum …
    • 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 …