• Odisha: Its Naveen for fifth consecutive time 24 May 2019 09:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form government in Odisha for fifth consecutive time, trends of counting for the Assembly polls suggest. While BJD is leading in 113 seats, the BJP which is …
  • Odisha Election Results Live 23 May 2019 04:39 The stage is all set for counting of votes in 147 assembly seats and 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha which will put to rest all questions about the 5th term for Naveen Patnaik and the Modi wave in the cyclone-prone state. Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal won all the …
  • Rare vine snake species discovered in Odisha 16 May 2019 05:44 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At a time when coastal Odisha is staring at an ecology crisis in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, a team of researchers has discovered a new snake species in the State bringing cheer to wildlife lovers and herpetologists. …
  • Cyclone Fani: 160 injured in Puri, three in Bhubaneswar 08 May 2019 07:14 Puri, Bhubaneswar: Around 160 people in Puri and three people in Bhubaneswar have been injured and are undergoing treatment in hospital, State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC, Odisha) said giving details of the damage caused by Cyclone Fani and steps …
  • Cyclone Fani: 160 injured in Puri, three in Bhubaneswar, says officials 07 May 2019 21:54 [India], May 08 (ANI): Around 160 people in Puri and three people in Bhubaneswar have been injured and are undergoing treatment in hospital, State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC, Odisha) said giving details of the damage caused by Cyclone Fani and steps …
  • EVMs shifted to safety, says Odisha Chief Electoral Officer ahead of cyclone 03 May 2019 05:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) of Mohana and Parlakhemundi Assembly constituencies for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections have been shifted from MR Boys High School to the new EVM godown at the collectorate of …
  • Odisha on yellow alert as Cyclone Fani strengthens; EC lifts poll code in 11 districts 01 May 2019 20:52 This is the exact position of cyclone Fani.Regional Meteorological Centre Odisha has been put on yellow alert by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday (April 30) after Cyclone Fani has gained immense strength and is moving towards the state …
  • Cyclone Fani: IMD issues 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast 01 May 2019 14:54 Image The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a "yellow warning" for Odisha coast. It has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at places such as Sambalpur, Boudh, Kalahandi, Deogarh and Sundargarh. “Cyclonic storm Fani is very …
  • Odisha: EC withdraws Model Code of Conduct from 11 districts for relief work during cyclone "Fani" 01 May 2019 06:27 [India], May 1 (ANI): In view of cyclone "Fani", the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday approved a proposal for lifting the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the eleven coastal districts of Odisha to facilitate speedy …
  • Cyclone Fani: 'Yellow warning' issued to Odisha 01 May 2019 04:53 Odisha: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places such as Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Sundargarh."Heavy to very …
  • Cyclone Fani: IMD issues 'yellow warning' for Odisha 01 May 2019 04:38 Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places such as Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Sundargarh. "Heavy to …
  • Cyclone Fani: IMD issues 'yellow warning' in Odisha 30 Apr 2019 23:41 [India], May 1 (ANI): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places such as Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Sundargarh." …
  • Kandhamal, a battle between two outsiders 18 Apr 2019 03:23 Achyuta Samanta is neither a tribal nor from Kandhamal, a tribal-dominated constituency in Odisha that he hopes to represent in the Lok Sabha as a Biju Janata Dal member. This educational entrepreneur heads Kalinga group of institutes in Bhubaneswar, which …
  • LS Phase 2 elections: Maoists gun down woman poll officer in Odisha  17 Apr 2019 14:35 By PTI PHULBANI (Odisha), Apr 17 (PTI) The Maoists struck on the eve of second phase election in Odisha, gunning down a woman poll officer and setting ablaze a poll vehicle on way to their booths on Wednesday, police said. Both the incidents occurred in …
  • Naveen repeats Central neglect cry on poll trail 12 Apr 2019 05:36 By Express News Service PHULBANI/BOUDH: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday trained gun on the BJP-led Central Government for adopting a step-motherly attitude towards Odisha and neglecting the tribal areas of the State. Addressing public …
  • BJP accuses Odisha CM of violating Model Code of Conduct, files complaint with EC 11 Apr 2019 17:21 [India], Apr 11 (ANI): BJP on Thursday filed a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer, alleging the violation of Model Code of Conduct by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A BJP delegation who met the CEO alleged that his speeches delivered on Thursday …
  • Patnaik releases BJD's manifesto, claims all promises fulfilled 09 Apr 2019 17:11 Claiming that BJD has fulfilled promises it made to people in 2014, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday released his party's poll manifesto with emphasis on the socio-economic development of farmers, women and youths. The regional party (BJD) …
  • 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 …
  • Danda Nacha, festival of penance, begins in Berhampur 26 Mar 2019 06:25 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: At a time when modern lifestyle has taken the sheen off traditional practices, a few like Danda Nacha continue to retain their significance. Performed in Chaitra month of Odia calendar, the festival began in the Silk City on …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from two assembly constituencies 19 Mar 2019 07:01 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will contest, for the first time in his twenty year long political career, from two assembly constituencies in 2019. Patnaik, announcing the Biju Janata Dal’s first list of 54 legislature and nine …
  • BJD Names Candidates For First Two Phases, Naveen To Contest From Hinjli, Bijepur Assembly Seats 18 Mar 2019 19:58 Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik announced Monday that he will contest from Bijepur in western Odisha apart from his traditional home turf Hinjili assembly constituency in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. …
  • L&T Construction bags multiple orders worth over ₹ 5,000 cr across 3 states 05 Mar 2019 11:25 The Water & Effluent Treatment Business of Larsen & Toubro’s construction vertical has secured several orders from government agencies and municipal corporations across three states in India. The company has classified the order inflow as “major” …
  • Larsen & Toubro construction arm bags multiple projects in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Odisha 05 Mar 2019 09:47 New Delhi: Infrastructure giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Tuesday said the water and effluent treatment business of its construction arm has bagged "major" projects in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Odisha. The engineering and construction company …
  • Larsen & Toubro construction arm bags multiple projects in TN, J'Khand, Odisha 05 Mar 2019 09:29 New Delhi, Mar 5 () Infrastructure giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Tuesday said the water and effluent treatment business of its construction arm has bagged "major" projects in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Odisha. The engineering and …
  • Union Minister Sinha accuses Patnaik of delaying various projects in Odisha 04 Mar 2019 17:41 [India], Mar 4 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Monday alleged that various projects have been delayed in the state as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik led BJD government is not facilitating the acquisition of land. “We have given …
  • Red threat to rural connectivity in Odisha 01 Mar 2019 06:45 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Development works in Tumudibandha and Khajuripada blocks of Kandhamal district have come to a  standstill for the last one year owing to Maoist threat. Road construction has been the worst hit as contractors are leaving …
  • 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 …
  • Congress to discuss list of LS candidates for MP this week 25 Feb 2019 19:23 BHOPAL: Congress party is seriously contemplating fielding former chief minister Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, which the party has consistently lost since 1989. A meeting will be held in New Delhi to discuss candidates for the general …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan launches PM Kisan scheme in Odisha's Kantamal 25 Feb 2019 10:30 By Express News Service BOUDH: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) in Kantamal here on Sunday. PMSNY is a Central scheme aimed at providing financial assistance of Rs …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha 19 Feb 2019 15:23 Category: India, News Posted by sana Published: Feb 19, 2019, 7:05 pm IST Updated: Feb 19, 2019, 7:05 pm IST Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Rayagada. …
  • Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha 19 Feb 2019 13:39 Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Rayagada. The LPG plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will be spread over 21 acres and …
  • Plant at Rayagada for LPG users of S Odisha 16 Feb 2019 06:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha will soon have its sixth LPG bottling plant at Rayagada as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Navaratna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is going to set up a new facility in …
  • End paddy purchase by Feb 28, Collectors told 16 Feb 2019 06:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has directed district Collectors to close paddy procurement for kharif crop season by February 28. Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Secretary VV Yadav has asked district chiefs to make adequate …
  • State Govt committed to development: Naveen Patnaik 11 Feb 2019 05:57 By Express News Service PHULBANI/BERHAMPUR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday reiterated State Government’s commitment to all-round development of Kandhamal and announced projects worth `276 crore for the tribal-dominated district. The projects …
  • Tender floated for bridge on Tel river 10 Feb 2019 04:16 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: THE East Coast Railway (ECoR) has floated tender for a major bridge on Tel river as part of Khurda Road-Balangir railway line project. The nearly one km bridge would be built at an estimated cost of `23 crore. Apart …
  • Odisha inks MoU for 102 digital dispensaries across 23 districts 23 Jan 2019 01:50 [India], Jan 23 (ANI): In remote areas of Odisha, where it is often difficult for people to access doctors, especially for minor ailments, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led government has harnessed the power of technology to bring the services of an MBBS …
  • Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians need not be afraid of NRC: Amit Shah in Bengal 22 Jan 2019 23:45 In Malda, kicks off BJP campaign in West Bengal. (PTI Photo) Kicking off his party’s campaign in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of “misleading” people on the National Register …
  • Previous governments ruled country like a sultanate: Narendra Modi 16 Jan 2019 12:24 BALANGIR: In the state to attend a rally for the third time within a month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday once again directed his attack towards the previous Congress governments at the Centre while going relatively soft on Odisha chief minister …
  • PM Narendra Modi unveils slew of projects worth over Rs 1,550 cr in Odisha 15 Jan 2019 06:47 BALANGIR (Odisha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a slew of projects worth over Rs 1,550 crore for Odisha. He dedicated to the nation electrification of Jharsuguda- Vizianagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines spanning 813 km completed at a …
  • PM Modi unveils slew of projects worth over Rs 1,550 cr in Odisha 15 Jan 2019 06:12 BALANGIR (Odisha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a slew of projects worth over Rs 1,550 crore for Odisha. He dedicated to the nation electrification of Jharsuguda- Vizianagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines spanning 813 km completed at a …
  • Prime Minister to launch development projects in Odisha, Kerala Tuesday 14 Jan 2019 13:05 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Odisha and Kerala Tuesday to launch a series of projets, including a railway line and a highway bypass. In Odisha, he will dedicate to the nation a Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) in Jharsuguda and other …
  • Maoists kill watchman, torch five vehicles in Kandhamal district 07 Jan 2019 11:15 The Maoists also set ablaze five vehicles. (Representational) Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha’s Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said. The armed Maoists struck at a contractor’s …
  • 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, “ …
  • Odisha seeks Rs 1,534 crore Central aid for drought-hit farmers 29 Dec 2018 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has sought Central assistance of Rs 1,534.82 crore to undertake relief measures for drought-hit farmers in nine districts of the State. As crop loss (mainly paddy) of 33 per cent and above has been recorded in …
  • 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 …
  • Mumbai: Shivaji Park all set, followers pour in to pay tribute to Ambedkar 05 Dec 2018 23:36 At Shivaji Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Prashant Nadkar) Mumbai’s Shivaji Park is all set for the 62th ‘Mahaparinirvan Divas’, which marks the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar held every year on December 6. A day before, people from across the …
  • 2401 Community Forest Rights claims pending in Odisha 02 Dec 2018 05:09 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With over 2,400 claims over community forest resources (CFR) rights pending for disposal for more than 10 years, Odisha State Food Commission has requested district collectors to implement the Forest Rights Act in true …
  • Tiger re-introduction in Odisha’s Satkosia on hold following tiger’s death 16 Nov 2018 04:57 After India’s first interstate trans-located tiger was found dead, the ambitious tiger re-introduction programme to increase big cat population in Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) has been put on hold. The tiger MB-2, which was brought from Kanha …
  • 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), …
  • Cyclone Titli: Odisha clears damage assistance of Rs 2,770 crore 23 Oct 2018 07:35 By: PTI | Bhubaneshwar | Published: October 22, 2018 5:57:42 pm People make their way as Cyclone Titli hits Gopalpur, in Ganjam, Odisha. (File) The Odisha government on Monday approved damage assistance to the tune of Rs 2,770 crore for districts hit by …
  • Cyclone Titli: 8 dead in Andhra Pradesh, one in Odisha 12 Oct 2018 05:57 AMARAVATI/BHUBANESWAR: A very severe cyclonic storm packing winds of up to 150 kmph and widespread rains hit eastern India Thursday, killing eight people in Andhra Pradesh and one in Odisha, damaging homes, uprooting trees and power lines in the two …
  • India - Tropical cyclone TITLI update (DG ECHO, GDACS, JTWC, IMD, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 October 2018) 11 Oct 2018 13:16 Tropical cyclone TITLI made landfall north of Mandasa (Andhra Pradesh, India) on 11 October early morning UTC with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h. Heavy rainfall has affected Odisha, with Digha recording 142 mm, Balasore 109 mm, Bhubaneswar 69 mm, …
  • 3 lakh evacuated in Odisha due to cyclone 'Titli' 11 Oct 2018 10:43 NEW DELHI: Around three lakh people were evacuated in Odisha along the eastern coast as the very severe cyclonic storm 'Titli' made a landfall Thursday morning, the Home Ministry said Thursday. Eight districts of Odisha -- Ganjam, Khurdha, Puri, …
  • Cyclone Titli: Fishing boat with 5 fishermen capsizes 11 Oct 2018 10:32 [India], Oct 11 ANI: A fishing boat with five fishermen onboard capsized at Odisha's Gopalpur on Thursday owing to severe cyclonic storm Titli. However, the India Coast Guard Disaster and Rescue team rescued all the five fishermen. Earlier on Thursday, …
  • Titli: Evacuation ordered in 5 Odisha districts 11 Oct 2018 09:45 Chief Minister Patnaik directs district collectors to ensure ‘zero casualty’ after the Met office said Titli has been upgraded to ‘severe’ category Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday directed the Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur and …
  • Odisha braces for Cyclone Titli, five coastal districts on red alert 11 Oct 2018 08:05 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: October 11, 2018 3:17:37 am The cyclone is presently hovering over the Bay of Bengal, around 200 km off Gopalpur in Ganjam district, and is expected to make landfall first between Kalingapatnam in Andhra …
  • Cyclone Titli to weaken gradually with time: IMD 11 Oct 2018 05:36 [India], Oct 11 (ANI): The 'very severe cyclonic storm', Titli, which made landfall near Gopalpur district in Odisha this morning will weaken gradually and is expected to turn into a "deep depression" by Friday morning, India …
  • Cyclone Titli: Nearly 3 lakh people evacuated in Odisha 10 Oct 2018 19:43 Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) As many as 3 lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha on Wednesday in view of severe cyclonic storm Titli, which is likely to hit the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday morning. The people have been evacuated from …
  • Over 3 lakh evacuated as Cyclone Titli inches closer to Odisha 10 Oct 2018 18:54 IMAGE: A view of deserted Gopalpur beach, in Ganjam, on Wednesday. Cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and inched towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast. Photograph: PTI Photo Odisha Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Cyclone Titli to hit Odisha-Andhra border early Thursday, schools shut 10 Oct 2018 18:20 Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Titli has intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and will make a landfall in areas bordering Odisha and Andhra Pradesh along the eastern coast Thursday morning, the NDMA said Wednesday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, …
  • Cyclone Titli update 10 Oct 2018 16:33 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday began evacuation of approximately two lakh people in five coastal districts of the state, as Cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" + and inched towards …
  • Evacuation begins as Cyclone Titli inches closer to Odisha coast 10 Oct 2018 15:58 Image used only for representation. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters The Odisha government on Wednesday began evacuation of approximately 2 lakh people in five coastal districts of the state, as Cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a ' …
  • Odisha begins evacuation as Cyclone Titli inches towards coast 10 Oct 2018 15:55 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday began evacuation of approximately two lakh people in five coastal districts of the state, as Cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" + and inched towards …
  • Cyclone Titli: Odisha begins evacuation, to hit coast at 5:30 am tomorrow 10 Oct 2018 14:50 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday began evacuation of approximately two lakh people in five coastal districts of the state, as Cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and inched towards …
  • Cyclone Titli to hit Odisha coast at 5.30 am tomorrow; schools, colleges to remain shut 10 Oct 2018 14:16 Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Titli over the Bay of Bengal Wednesday intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm and moving towards the coast, the Odisha government began evacuation of people in five coastal districts. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who …
  • Cyclone Titli: Evacuation ordered in 5 Odisha districts 10 Oct 2018 10:03 Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday directed the Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara district administrations to evacuate all those areas where cyclonic storm Titli is expected to pass through after making landfall …
  • Cyclone 'Titli' intensifies into severe storm 10 Oct 2018 10:02 Cyclone 'Titli' over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm Wednesday and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, triggering rainfall in several parts of Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The …
  • Cyclone Titli intensifies, Odisha govt starts evacuation in 5 districts 10 Oct 2018 09:48 Bhubaneswar: With cyclone 'Titli' over the Bay of Bengal Wednesday intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm and moving towards the coast, the Odisha government began evacuation of people in five coastal districts. Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Cyclone 'Titli' intensifies into severe cyclonic storm 10 Oct 2018 08:10 Cyclone 'Titli' over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm Wednesday and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, triggering rainfall in several parts of Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The …
  • IMD issues red warning as Cyclone 'Titli' moves towards Odisha, Andhra Pradesh 10 Oct 2018 07:28 Cyclone likely to make landfall between Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh tomorrow morning at wind speed of 145 kmph. Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Titli' over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday …
  • Cyclone Titli 09 Oct 2018 18:20 BHUBANESWAR: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Titli and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, the IMD said in a special bulletin on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also …
  • Cyclone Titli moving towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coasts 09 Oct 2018 16:06 Heavy rainfall is likely at some places in south coastal Odisha’s Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts from Wednesday. Photo: HT Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Titli and was moving …
  • IMD issues red alert as cyclone Titli moves towards Odisha-Andhra coast 09 Oct 2018 15:27 IMD has issued a red alert in Odisha for Wednesday and Thursday, forecasting 'heavy to very heavy rains' at several places. Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Titli and is moving towards the …
  • Cyclone Titli: IMD issues 2-day red alert in Odisha 09 Oct 2018 14:55 BHUBANESWAR: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Titli and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, the IMD said in a special bulletin on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also …
  • Deep depression intensifies into cyclonic storm Titli, moving towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast 09 Oct 2018 13:49 BHUBANESWAR: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Titli and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, the IMD said in a special bulletin on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also …
  • Deep depression intensifies into cyclone Titli, moving towards Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD 09 Oct 2018 13:09 BHUBANESWAR: The depression over the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday intensified into cyclone Titli and moved towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Earlier, the deep depression remained practically stationary and lay …
  • Deep depression intensifies into cyclone Titli: IMD 09 Oct 2018 12:57 BHUBANESWAR: The depression over the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday intensified into cyclone Titli and moved towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Earlier, the deep depression remained practically stationary and lay …
  • Cyclone Titli to hit Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on October 11 09 Oct 2018 12:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The depression over west-central Bay of Bengal that turned into a deep depression on Tuesday morning is gradually intensifying into a cyclonic storm. It is expected to cross Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coasts on …
  • Deep depression moving towards Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD 09 Oct 2018 12:00 The depression over the Bay of Bengal Tuesday intensified and moved towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast before taking the shape of a cyclonic storm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The fear of a cyclonic storm thickened as the deep …
  • IMD issues cyclone warning for Odisha, state government on alert 09 Oct 2018 06:12 After the IMD issued a stern warning against a cyclone and possible floods in the state, the Odisha state government has asked officials to remain alert till the situation fizzles out. In a letter to the district administrators, Special Relief Commissioner …
  • Urea headache for farmers 26 Sep 2018 02:00 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:After facing four floods in the last three months, farmers of Kalahandi district are now finding it difficult to procure urea.Farmers in the district have grown paddy and cotton in the current kharif season and the crops …
  • Odisha to spend Rs 10,000 crore for lift irrigation projects 08 Sep 2018 12:34 Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated 41 Parvati Giri mega lift irrigation projects, while the government has decided to spend Rs 10,000 crore under the scheme in the next five years. The 41 projects would help …
  • 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 …
  • Heavy rains batter State, more in store 28 Aug 2018 02:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Low pressure-induced heavy rains pounded several parts of the State during the last 24 hours and are expected to continue at a few places on Tuesday, informed office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada …
  • Heavy rain lashes Odisha, more shower in next two days: Met 26 Aug 2018 10:56 By: PTI | Bhubaneshwar | Published: August 26, 2018 2:59:42 pm In view of adverse weather conditions, the MeT centre advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and north-west Bay of Bengal. (File) Heavy rain lashed several …
  • Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion: Filmmakers in trouble after couple files complaint 21 Aug 2018 01:13 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Parents of software engineer Soumya Sekhar Sahu, who died in the sensational parcel bomb explosion in Patnagarh on February 23, have raised objections to the incident being adapted into a movie titled ‘Patnagarh’. They …
  • Low pressure weakens, restoration work on: Special Relief Commissioner 16 Aug 2018 22:51 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal weakened on Thursday after pounding several districts of the State for the last two days and claiming six lives. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupad Sethi said …
  • Government bars students from Independence Day parade  14 Aug 2018 23:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government on Tuesday decided not to allow students to participate in the Independence Day parade across the State in view of heavy rainfall forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in next 48 …
  • Mild earthquake felt in Odisha 09 Aug 2018 12:34 Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) A mild earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in several parts of Odisha in the wee hours on Thursday, the Met said. The earthquake, with its epicentre at Angul, was felt in Boudh, Sadar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sadar, …
  • MLA sets an example, shoulders beggar’s body for cremation 04 Aug 2018 01:55 By Express News Service JHARSUGUDA: Days after the tragedy of Chaturbhuja Banka of Boudh district, who had to tie the body of his dead sister-in-law to take it to the graveyard stirred the State, an MLA turned pallbearer for a destitute woman in Sambalpur …
  • It’s duty as usual for the man in limelight 03 Aug 2018 01:02 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The soul-stirring image of Chaturbhuja Banka carrying the dead body of his sister-in-law, tied to the middle bar of his bicycle, to the grave yard will haunt the Krushnapalli village in Boudh district for all times to come. …
  • 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 …
  • Rain, Thundershower Likely In Odisha, No Flood Alert Issued: Met Office 31 Jul 2018 04:17 Government has said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state. (Representational) Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state even as the IMD today forecast rain and thunder …
  • IMD forecasts rain, thundershower in Odisha 31 Jul 2018 03:55 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Monday said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state even as the IMD forecast rain and thundershower in the state in next three days, officials said. "There is no flood situation in the state …
  • At 535kg, third biggest haul of marijuana in Delhi 27 Jul 2018 02:24 NEW DELHI: Special Cell got the third biggest haul of marijuana this year by seizing 535kg of the contraband from a truck. The consignment had been sent from Odisha to Delhi. The arrested men have been identified as Atveer Singh and Vijay Rai, residents of …
  • Odisha: Hirakud gates to open amid no flood claim 23 Jul 2018 23:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the low pressure over Bay of Bengal moving towards western India, the rainfall came down across Odisha on Monday leading to improvement in the situation in the low-lying areas affected by heavy downpour and flash- …
  • Class-IX girl raped in Boudh 29 Jan 2018 19:44 Bhubanezswar: A Class IX girl was allegedly raped in Kantamal police limits in Boudh district on Sunday. A complaint has been lodged at Kantamal police station in connection with the incident. On Sunday, the girl arrived at Kodibahal village to attend the …
  • Ruins of ancient temple found in Boudh 12 Jul 2017 03:53 BOUDH:The recovery of remains of a purportedly 10th century temple from a farm land in Jhinkerpali village under Palsagora gram panchayat in Kantamal block of the district has opened up a new chapter in the history of temples under Somvansi rulers. As per …
  • Odisha: Police seize 250 kg Cannabis, arrests two from Boudh district 22 Apr 2017 10:01 [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Police have arrested two people caught with 250 kilograms of cannabis near Kapasira village of Odisha's Boudh district. The two accused have identified as Bhim Singh and Arjun Singh and belonged to Bihar. Manamunda Police …
  • Odisha: Congress candidate from Aska Assembly seat dies a days after being shot 25 May 2019 09:19 Alabama attack officer dead, Police officer in Alabama shot, Alabama police officer shot attack, World news Alabama officer dead, Officer dead Alabama, Shot office in Alabama, Police offers shot Alabama. (Representational Image) Congress candidate from …
  • India: Cyclone Fani: ‘How will I keep my wife and small kids safe’ 25 May 2019 07:39 “Above all, the major concern is we do not have any shelter over our head. I am in tension where and how will I keep my wife with small kids safe. The government shelter homes are overcrowded and there is no enough space to accommodate.”, expresses Mr. K. …
  • Odisha's Naveen Patnaik Retains Hinjli Seat, Leads Bijepur 24 May 2019 05:31 The ruling Biju Janata Dal is all set to form government for a fifth time in a row. (File) Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik today retained his home turf Hinjli for a fifth consecutive term, trouncing …
  • Naveen Patnaik is invincible, to be Chief Minister for 5th time 23 May 2019 21:44 Bhubaneshwar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday once again proved his invincibility and withstood a spirited and high-pitched battle waged against him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to unseat him from power. As …
  • 2019 Odisha Assembly Election results LIVE: BJD on course of majority? 23 May 2019 02:50 The Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha took place simultaneously in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Mumbai: The counting of votes has begun. The Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha took place simultaneously in four phases on April 11 …
  • Dairy board to commission Rs 242 cr automated plant in Odisha in 2020 22 May 2019 15:26 The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) which is executing a milk processing dairy plant in Odisha with an outlay of Rs 242 crore on turnkey basis aims to make it operational by October 2020. “Keeping in view the increase in demand for value added …
  • One killed as bus rolls down Taptapani ghat 22 May 2019 05:58 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: One person died and 32 others were injured when the bus they were going in, fell down from Taptapani ghat in Ganjam district on Tuesday. Sources said, the bus was on its way to Chandiput in Gajapati district from Duaragan …
  • Odisha government directive on measures to beat heat wave 21 May 2019 06:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said Collectors have been asked to put in place all necessary measures to tackle the heat wave condition which is expected to continue for a few more days in the State. According to weather …
  • Odisha sweats in heat, humidity 20 May 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Intense heat continued to make life miserable for residents of the State Capital which recorded 39.7 degree Celsius and 71 per cent humidity on Sunday. The neighbouring Cuttack also sizzled at 39.4 degree C and 68 per …
  • Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda awarded life term 18 May 2019 23:25 Panda’s counsel Deepak Patnaik said police had levelled several false cases against him following his arrest in 2014. Berhampur: In a major blow to dreaded Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, the Additional District and Sessions Judge Court-I here sentenced …
  • Former Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda gets life imprisonment 18 May 2019 22:37 Former Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was arrested in 2014 and was found to possess over Rs 2 lakh in cash, 800 grams of gold, and several SIM cards. Former Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, alleged to be involved in high-profile cases such as the murder of …
  • Cyclone Fani: Adequate steps taken to avoid outbreak of any epidemic in state, assures Odisha government 18 May 2019 12:27 Image Source : AP Cyclone Fani aftermath, outbreak of epidemic in Odisha Adequate steps have been taken to avoid the outbreak of any epidemic in the aftermath of cyclone 'Fani', the Odisha government claimed on Friday. According to an official …
  • The Master’s Steps 17 May 2019 20:43 Ramli Ibrahim. (Express photo by Ashish Kale) (Written by Shivangana Chaturvedi) Clad in a saffron kurta and cream-coloured dhoti, Ramli Ibrahim walks in for our interview with a radiant smile. His expressions flow as he talks, with his gestures …
  • Delay, Despair And Discrimination Against Dalits Even After Cyclone Fani: When Will Odisha Learn? 15 May 2019 20:30 Cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha 12 days ago, has affected the speed of relief distribution and might also delay the rehabilitation packages owing to upcoming rains and the disaster season from May to November. No one would have imagined that Cyclone Fani …
  • Higher education dept asks institutions for complete damage report 15 May 2019 16:08 BHUBANESWAR: Higher education department on Wednesday asked universities, government and non-government aided colleges of the cyclone affected districts to submit complete damage report of their institutions within seven days. According to the government …
  • Arms trafficking on the rise in Odisha 15 May 2019 07:04 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Gun culture is spreading fast in southern districts of Odisha as is evident from the number of firearms seized by the police. A few districts in the region are already reeling under Maoist menace and increased use of …
  • Research raises hope for revival of indigenous rice 14 May 2019 04:06 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The indigenous rice varieties will gain popularity and help farmer’s economy in Kalahandi and Koraput region. A research conducted by Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Bhawanipatna, which is …
  • April GST return filing deadline extended till 20 June in parts of Odisha 13 May 2019 11:25 The Finance Ministry has extended the deadline for filing summary sales return for April in 14 districts of Odisha affected by cyclone Fani by a month till June 20. Similarly, the due date for filing final sales return or GSTR-1 for April for taxpayers …
  • "Cyclone-Hit Odisha To Get 1,000 Kilo-Litre Kerosene": Dharmendra Pradhan 13 May 2019 10:39 Government has ensured sufficient supplies of petrol, diesel and LPG to cylone fani-hit Odisha New Delhi: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has promised to supply 1,000 kilo-litre of subsided kerosene to Odisha, as per request …
  • Deadline for filing April GST sales returns extended by a month for 14 districts in Odisha 13 May 2019 10:09 NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry has extended the deadline for filing summary sales return for April in 14 districts of Odisha affected by cyclone Fani by a month till June 20. Similarly, the due date for filing final sales return or GSTR-1 for April for …
  • Pradhan promises supply of 1,000 kilo-litre kerosene to cyclone-hit Odisha 13 May 2019 08:07 [India], May 13 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has promised to supply 1,000 kilo-litre of subsided kerosene to Odisha, as per a request made by state chief minister Naveen Patnaik in the aftermath of cyclone Fani. …
  • Odisha: Cyclone Fani death toll rises to 64 13 May 2019 02:53 [India], May 13 (ANI): The death toll in Odisha due to cyclone Fani has touched 64 with Puri recording the maximum number of casualties at 39 according to official estimates released by the Odisha government on Saturday. Puri was followed by Khordha (9), …
  • Cyclone Fani: Death toll rises to 43 in Odisha 11 May 2019 10:48 Cyclone Fani which made landfall in Puri district on May 3 left a trail of destruction in the state. Bhubaneswar: The death toll in Odisha due to cyclone Fani has touched 43 with Puri recording the maximum number of casualties at 21 according to official …
  • Death-toll due to 'Fani' touches 43 in Odisha 11 May 2019 10:36 [India], May 11 (ANI): The death toll in Odisha due to cyclone Fani has touched 43 with Puri recording the maximum number of casualties at 21 according to official estimates released by the Odisha government on Saturday. Puri was followed by Cuttack (6), …
  • Around temple of Lord of Universe, tarpaulins & generators help to get by 10 May 2019 18:16 All roads in this coastal town of Odisha lead to the Jagannath temple, the abode of the powerful trinity of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra, who, according to local lore, prevent the city and its residents from any catastrophe. But not so this time, as …
  • Report: 1.5 cr people affected, 5 lakh houses damaged in Odisha cyclone 10 May 2019 15:47 [India], May 10 (ANI): Over 1.5 crore people were affected and more than five lakh houses damaged by the extremely severe Cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha's coast in Puri on May 3, according to a report released on Friday. The State Emergency Operation …
  • Oil firms restore normalcy in fuel supplies in cyclone-battered regions of Odisha 10 May 2019 13:00 New Delhi, May 10 () Working round-the-clock to restore normalcy in fuel supplies in cyclone-hit regions of Odisha, state-owned oil marketing companies have operationalised almost all petrol pumps and LPG distribution centres in the three districts …
  • India: Cyclone “Fani” Joint Rapid Needs Assessment (JRNA) Report 2019 In the aftermath of the Cyclone in Odisha in May 2019 10 May 2019 10:12 Fani intensified into a cyclone on 27th April 2019. On 3rd May, it took the form of a very severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 4), with an estimated maximum sustained surface wind speed of 175-185 km/h gusting to 210 km/h crossing Odisha coast. While …
  • Kerala CM promises Rs 10 crore to cyclone-hit Odisha 09 May 2019 08:00 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Help continues to pour in from different quarters for rebuilding cyclone-ravaged Odisha. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday committed to donate `10 crore as cyclone relief to Odisha. The amount will be …
  • Six days after Fani, life in Odisha far from normal 09 May 2019 03:10 BHUBANESHWAR: Putting everything back on track is the hardest thing after any natural calamity, and the recent cyclone in Odisha has been no different. Six days after cyclone Fani battered Odisha, normal life in coastal towns of the state is still crippled …
  • Six days after cyclone Fani, life in Odisha far from normal 09 May 2019 02:53 BHUBANESHWAR: Putting everything back on track is the hardest thing after any natural calamity, and the recent cyclone in Odisha has been no different. Six days after cyclone Fani battered Odisha, normal life in coastal towns of the state is still crippled …
  • IndianOil teams work round-the-clock to maintain supplies in cyclone-affected districts of Odisha 08 May 2019 18:31 IndianOil teams are working round-the-clock to maintain supplies and restore normalcy in the cyclone-affected districts of Odisha. The Corporation is also rushing 1,000 solar lanterns, 10,000 candles and 5,000 weather-proof flexible sheets to Odisha. …
  • IndianOil-Odisha’s unflinching commitment to combat Fani reflected through actions and results 08 May 2019 10:14 On 30th April 2019, IndianOil got the final clue of Cyclone "Fani" changing its track and with re-curve reaching Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chanbali on 3rd of May'19 at 5.30 PM. The predicted wind speed range of 180 KMPH to 200 KMPH …
  • Cyclone Fani: 160 injured in Puri, three in Bhubaneswar 08 May 2019 07:14 Puri, Bhubaneswar: Around 160 people in Puri and three people in Bhubaneswar have been injured and are undergoing treatment in hospital, State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC, Odisha) said giving details of the damage caused by Cyclone Fani and steps …
  • Cyclone Fani: 160 injured in Puri, three in Bhubaneswar, says officials 07 May 2019 21:54 [India], May 08 (ANI): Around 160 people in Puri and three people in Bhubaneswar have been injured and are undergoing treatment in hospital, State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC, Odisha) said giving details of the damage caused by Cyclone Fani and steps …
  • Cyclone ‘Fani’: Death toll rises to 37 in Odisha 07 May 2019 20:10 Category: India, Top Stories Posted by Sameer Published: May 07, 2019, 9:54 pm IST Updated: May 07, 2019, 9:54 pm IST Bhubaneswar: At least 37 people lost their lives and around 1.48 crore people were affected due to cyclone ‘Fani’, the state government …
  • Odisha: 35 dead in cyclone Fani, 1.4 crore affected 06 May 2019 17:28 [India], May 6 (ANI): At least 35 people died and around 1.4 crore people were affected by cyclone Fani, informed State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) on Monday. It also stated that 14 districts of the state, namely Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, …
  • Cyclone Fani: Death toll mounts to 16 in Odisha, relief work underway as storm barrels towards Bangladesh 06 May 2019 11:40 Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Saturday that he will visit Odisha on May 6. (PTI) Cyclone Fani, which left a trail of destruction in Odisha yesterday, barrelled towards Bangladesh after not causing much havoc in West Bengal on Saturday. Chief …
  • Cyclone Fani: PM announces Rs 1000 crore more for relief work; praises Naveen Patnaik 06 May 2019 11:22 Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: May 06, 2019, 1:16 pm IST Updated: May 06, 2019, 1:16 pm IST Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conducted an aerial survey to take stock of the loss and destruction in areas affected by …
  • Cyclone Fani: PM grants Rs 1,000 cr more for relief work; hails CM Patnaik 06 May 2019 11:21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conducted an aerial survey to take stock of the loss and destruction in areas affected by Cyclone Fani in Odisha and announced Rs 1,000 crore more to the state government for conducting relief and restoration work. …
  • CM Patnaik announces food, monetary aid for people affected by cyclone 'Fani' 05 May 2019 09:38 [India], May 5 (ANI): Odisha government on Sunday announced surplus food and monetary aid for people after cyclonic storm 'Fani' wreaked havoc in Odisha on Friday causing immense damage to critical infrastructures, especially power, telecom and …
  • Cyclone Fani leaves 16 dead; Odisha govt mounts massive restoration work across 10,000 villages 05 May 2019 05:42 An estimated one crore people in 10,000 villages and 52 urban agglomerations in around 14 districts were affected by Cyclone Fani.IANS Extremely severe tropical cyclonic storm Fani made landfall in Odisha on Friday, May 3, near the coastal city of Puri, …
  • Cyclone Fani leaves 12 dead; PM to visit Odisha 04 May 2019 14:25 A view of the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani after its landfall in Puri. Photograph: Courtesy @IndiaCoastGuard/Twitter New Delhi, May 4 (PTI): A day after the “rarest of rare” summer cyclone Fani ravaged parts of Odisha, killing at least 12 people, …
  • Cyclone Fani: CM Naveen Patnaik praises rescue efforts, says record 12 lakh people evacuated in 24 hours 04 May 2019 11:18 A view of the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani after its landfall, in Puri. (PTI) A day after Odisha faced one of the worst cyclonic storms in over a decade, state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik lauded the relief and rescue measures undertaken by his …
  • 'Fani' led to evacuation of 1.2 m people, single digit death toll: Naveen Patnaik 04 May 2019 10:35 The impact of 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' was also felt in parts of West Bengal, including the beach town of Digha and Andhra Pradesh. Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government claimed that cyclone 'Fani' has led to one of the biggest human …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' Leaves 12 Dead In Odisha 04 May 2019 10:02 (MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) BHUBANESWAR — A day after cyclonic storm 'Fani' ravaged parts of Odisha, killing at least 12 people, a massive restoration and relief work was launched on war-footing Saturday across 10,000 villages and urban areas, …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' led to evacuation of 1.2 million people in Odisha, death toll in single digit: Naveen Patnaik 04 May 2019 09:45 [India], May 4 (ANI): The Odisha government claimed the cyclone 'Fani' has led to one of the biggest human evacuations in history as a record 1.2 million people were evacuated in 24 hours including 3.2 lakh from Ganjam district and 1.3 lakh from …
  • Odisha pulls off ‘biggest’ human evacuation during Fani: CM 04 May 2019 09:11 Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) Braced for the worst after Met declared Super Cyclone Fani to hit Odisha earlier this week, Chief Minister Naveen Ptanaik on Saturday said “a record 1.2 million people were evacuated in 24 hours” claiming to have carried out the “ …
  • Cyclone Fani: Odisha CM chairs review meeting 03 May 2019 21:51 [India], May 04 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting with senior officials on the destruction caused by cyclonic storm Fani in the state. Speaking to media here after the meeting, Patnaik said in the last 24 hours, over 12 lakh …
  • Cyclone Fani: Modi announces... 03 May 2019 19:31 Cyclone Fani is expected to weaken in the next three hours. The impact of the category 4 severe cyclonic storm Fani's landfall has started on the Odisha coast with wind velocity of 150 to 175 kmph and at a few places even higher, said the Indian …
  • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: Storm to move northeastwards from Odisha, 'sabdhane theko' West Bengal 03 May 2019 13:54 May 03, 2019 7:18 PM (IST) Heavy rainfall in West Bengal As Cyclone Fani has started inching towards West Bengal, parts of the state are experiencing heavy rainfall and strong winds. West Bengal: Visuals of heavy rainfall and strong winds from Digha. # …
  • Cyclone Fani: Modi announces Rs1,000cr relief package 03 May 2019 11:29 Cyclone Fani is expected to weaken in the next three hours. The impact of the category 4 severe cyclonic storm Fani's landfall has started on the Odisha coast with wind velocity of 150 to 175 kmph and at a few places even higher, said the Indian …
  • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: AIIMS hospital in Bhubaneswar suffers extensive damage 03 May 2019 11:25 May 03, 2019 4:47 PM (IST) Do's and Don't before during and after a cyclonic storm Safety is paramount while dealing with cyclonic conditions. Instructions below have been published by Government of India in public interest. Please go through them …
  • Cyclone Fani affects normal life in Odisha; severe thunderstorm, heavy rains damage houses 03 May 2019 08:35 Bhubaneswar: Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph that made landfall earlier on Friday on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha, will cross several districts in the state before advancing to neighbouring West …
  • Cyclone Fani: Modi announces Rs1,000cr relief... 03 May 2019 08:32 Cyclone Fani is expected to weaken in the next three hours. The impact of the category 4 severe cyclonic storm Fani's landfall has started on the Odisha coast with wind velocity of 150 to 175 kmph and at a few places even higher, said the Indian …
  • Fani: Severe thunderstorm, rains, gale across Odisha (5th Lead) 03 May 2019 08:23 Bhubaneswar, May 3 (IANS) Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph that made landfall earlier on Friday on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha, will cross several districts in the state before advancing to …
  • Cyclone Fani: PM Modi announces Rs1,000 cr relief ... 03 May 2019 08:15 Cyclone Fani is expected to weaken in the next three hours. The impact of the category 4 severe cyclonic storm Fani's landfall has started on the Odisha coast with wind velocity of 150 to 175 kmph and at a few places even higher, said the Indian …
  • Live: Cyclone Fani wreaks... 03 May 2019 08:10 Cyclone Fani is expected to weaken in the next three hours. The impact of the category 4 severe cyclonic storm Fani's landfall has started on the Odisha coast with wind velocity of 150 to 175 kmph and at a few places even higher, said the Indian …
  • Cyclone Fani makes landfall, wreaks havoc in... 03 May 2019 05:47 The state government has advised people not to step out of their houses. The impact of the category 4 severe cyclonic storm Fani's landfall has started on the Odisha coast with wind velocity of 150 to 175 kmph and at a few places even higher, said the …
  • Paddy procurement irregularities from district administration irk Ganjam farmers 18 Feb 2019 04:12 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Discontent is simmering among farmers in Ganjam owing to the callousness of the district administration and monopoly of millers engaged for procurement of paddy. The recent announcement of the administration to stop paddy …
  • Rangoli, bonfire mark Pongal in Ganjam 15 Jan 2019 02:10 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Colourful rangoli, traditional bonfire and lip-smacking delicacies marked the beginning of the three-day harvest festival of Pongal on Monday. The city wore a festive look as members of Telugu community started the day …
  • Information on Swachh Bharat dismal in Ganjam 03 Oct 2018 06:22 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Only 44 per cent people in rural areas of Ganjam district are aware of Central Government’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission.A survey conducted by an NGO, Youth for Social Development (YSD), reveals the dismal performance …
  • Five arrested for murder in odisha’s Ganjam 06 Aug 2018 21:06 Berhampur, August 6 Five people were arrested for allegedly killing a 40-year-old man in Hinjili area of Odisha’s Ganjam district, police said on Monday.A few sharp-edged weapons used for the crime were also seized from those arrested on Sunday, said …
  • Wildlife Institute of India help sought for fast breeding blackbucks in Ganjam 29 Jul 2018 02:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The growing number of the endangered blackbuck in Bhetnoi-Balipadar landscape of Ganjam district has prompted the Wildlife Wing to seek the help of Wildlife Institute of India (WII) for their population management. The …
  • Odisha: Two killed, 12 injured in lightning strikes in Ganjam district 16 Jul 2018 10:13 By: PTI | Berhampur | Published: July 16, 2018 1:55:04 pm Lightning kills two women in Odisha’s Ganjam district. (Representational) At least two persons were killed and 12 others injured when lightning struck them at Mahaguda in Odisha’s Ganjam district, …
  • Criminals back on streets of Ganjam 09 Jul 2018 00:11 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: With the elections inching closer, criminals are back into business in Ganjam district. In the fourth such incident in the last three days, four persons, including a history-sheeter, were injured in a bomb attack in the …
  • National Green Tribunal slaps penalty for illegal liquor units in Ganjam 05 May 2018 01:56 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata, has slapped a penalty of `5 lakh fine each on Ganjam Collector, Excise secretary, Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), member secretary and SPs of …
  • Salt output comes down in Odisha's Ganjam district 29 Apr 2018 02:24 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The century-old salt industry in Ganjam district is facing a crisis. Due to lack of marketing opportunities and concern of the Government and natural calamities, seawater salt production in coastal district has been in …
  • Congress leaders in Ganjam district join BJD 04 Apr 2018 16:13 Indian National Congress leaders of Ganjam district and thousands of their followers, joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal, in a move that threatened to make the coastal Odisha district ‘Congress-mukt.’ On Wednesday, former Union Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu, …
  • BJD to make grand show of Cong exodus in Ganjam 04 Apr 2018 00:20 BERHAMPUR: The Congress exodus to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Ganjam is all set to culminate in a grand display of the regional outfit’s swelling ranks in the southern Odisha district on Wednesday. The ruling BJD is leaving no stone unturned to make it a …
  • Folk dance fest at Ganjam 26 Mar 2018 18:50 Berhampur: Sounds of drums, cymbals and conch shells reverberated in the air from Sunday in Ganjam as people celebrated Danda Nata, a seasonal folk dance festival. The festival is celebrated in the month of 'Chaitra'. People danced barefoot on the …
  • Ganjam District and Sessions Court disqualifies Berhampur Mayor 14 Feb 2018 01:43 BERHAMPUR: In a significant judgment, the Ganjam District and Sessions Court on Tuesday declared Berhampur Mayor K Madhavi’s election as corporator to the civic body invalid. District Judge Malay Ranjan Dash pronounced the judgment after hearing completed …
  • Ganjam granite sector faces raw material setback 28 Jan 2018 06:06 BERHAMPUR: EVEN as some of the mines in the State have reopened after the mining scam, the granite manufacturing industry of Ganjam district is yet to recover. Despite being one of the major contributors to the State Exchequer, the Government or local …
  • Dolphins spotted at Olive Ridley nesting site in Ganjam district 21 Jan 2018 16:50 BERHAMPUR (Odisha): The Rushikulya river mouth off Ganjam coast in Odisha, famous for mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles, has attracted quite a few dolphins too, a forest official has said. Forest personnel sighted the dolphins belonging to …
  • Ganjam ryots resent delay in paddy purchase 17 Dec 2017 05:16 Image for representational purpose only. BERHAMPUR: Resentment is brewing among the farmers of Ganjam district over delay in paddy procurement and payment of crop loss compensation. First, the pest attack and later unseasonal rain broke the backbone of …
  • Green tribunal rap for Ganjam admin 11 Dec 2017 02:43 BERHAMPUR: Expressing displeasure over the district administration’s disregard to its order, the Eastern Zone bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ganjam Collector and the SP to cooperate with Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) …
  • Amazon deal for Ganjam weavers 10 Dec 2017 19:33 Berhampur: E-commerce giant Amazon India has signed an MoU with eight weavers' co-operative societies in Ganjam district to educate, train and enable weavers and artisans to directly sell their products to its customers across the country. " …
  • Coastal vigil takes back-seat in Ganjam 04 Dec 2017 22:55 BERHAMPUR: Glaring inadequacies in terms of manpower and infrastructure have hit the marine police stations along the coastline in Ganjam district. Even as the State police began to tighten its noose around marine infiltrators after reports of intrusion …
  • 1,400 lives lost to AIDS in Ganjam 01 Dec 2017 07:03 Image for representational purpose only. BERHAMPUR: AIDS has claimed over 1,400 lives while a significant number of people are living with the disease in Ganjam district. According to Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS), the nodal agency fighting the …
  • Poster row hits Ganjam 05 Nov 2017 19:08 ARREST DEMAND: The posters demanding BJP leader Golak Mahapatra's arrest in Berhampur. Picture by Gopal Krushna Reddy Berhampur: Posters demanding arrest of BJP leader Golak Mohapatra have created ripples in the city. Though the so-called Ganjam Jilla …
  • Ganjam fight in Jamir court 31 Oct 2017 01:02 Bhubaneswar: War of words between the BJD and the BJP over providing shelter to Krushna Chandra Nayak, the alleged mastermind in the murder of BJD Chattrapur Notified Area Council (NAC) Councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan, has reached the governor. A BJP …
  • Ganjam gets ready for olive ridley turtles 26 Oct 2017 20:31 Berhampur: The 24km coastline from Arjipalli to Prayagi in Ganjam district till 20km into the sea will be a no-fishing zone from November 1 to facilitate the olive ridley turtles that come to the Rushikulya river mouth to nest. "We expect congregation …
  • Girl gang-raped by six men in Odisha's Ganjam 17 Oct 2017 06:47 Representational Image. | File Photo BHANJANAGAR:  A girl was allegedly gang-raped by six youths in Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district of Odisha on Monday. The incident took place in the evening in a cashew forest at Gangapur, while the girl was going to …
  • Medico beaten up in Ganjam 28 Aug 2017 21:53 Bhubaneswar, Aug. 28: A doctor working in Khalikote Community Health Centre in Ganjam, about 170km from here, was beaten up last night by a patient's relatives, who were angry with him as the medico had referred the patient, awaiting delivery, to MKCG …
  • IMI vaccination drive in Ganjam dist, BMC limits: Odisha 24 Aug 2017 05:47 BHUBANESWAR: THE State Government has decided to start Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) drive in Ganjam district and areas under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in four rounds from October to January. At the State Task Force meeting for IMI chaired …
  • Ganjam administration assures basic amenities for tribals 18 Aug 2017 04:50 BERHAMPUR: The Ganjam administration seems to have finally woken up to the plight of tribal villagers in Dhobalingi village of the district. Surendra and his children in Dhobalingi village Ganjam Collector Prem Chandra Choudhury held a meeting at …
  • Four arrested for gangrape in Odisha's Ganjam district 17 Aug 2017 06:32 For representational purpose only BERHAMPUR: THE four criminals accused of gang-raping a college girl in Ganjam district were arrested by Belaguntha Police on Wednesday.The accused are Popun Barik, Gurunath Behera, Srikrushna Behera and Sankar Biswal - all …
  • A Ganjam village still untouched by government 15 Aug 2017 04:31 Dhobalingi village presents a picture of neglect | Express BERHAMPUR: Even after 70 years of Independence, development is yet to reach a remote village of Ganjam district. Dhobalingi village under Patrapur block of Chikiti Assembly segment is not …
  • High school in Ganjam feels classroom crunch  14 Aug 2017 03:31 Image used for representational purpose. BERHAMPUR:While most of the Government schools in Ganjam district are plagued with shortage of teachers, the high school at Padmanavpur under Digapahandi block is facing the peculiar problem of shortage of …
  • 4 found dengue positive in Odisha's Ganjam district 22 Jul 2017 06:05 Dengue |youtrythis BERHAMPUR: Dengue scare has gripped people of Ganjam. Four people have so far been found dengue positive in the district.On Thursday, a woman of Bomkoi village in Digapahandi block suffering from the disease was admitted to MKCG MCH, …
  • Boost for power supply after Ganjam sub-station revamp 23 May 2017 01:53 BHUBANESWAR: Power supply to Ganjam, Huma and Rambha areas is all set to improve now that the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) has completed renovation of the Ganjam sub-station. The 132/133 KV grid sub-station of OPTCL was badly …
  • Fishing harbour to set up in Ganjam district 15 May 2017 12:44 A high-level official team led by Fisheries secretary Vishal Gagan and Director of Fisheries B K Upadhyaya, recently visited the proposed site and held discussions with the local fishermen. (Representative image PTI) A project to set up a full-fledged …
  • Odisha: 172 posts of doctors lying vacant in health centres in Ganjam 08 May 2017 10:07 By: PTI | Berhampur (odisha) | Published:May 8, 2017 3:20 pm As many as 172 of the 328 sanctioned posts of doctors in Ganjam district, which recently saw an outbreak of diarrhoea, are lying vacant in health centres, an official said on Monday. “We have …
  • Diarrhoea claims three lives, affects 85 in Odisha's Ganjam district 17 Apr 2017 01:40 BEHRAMPUR: At least three persons died due to diarrhoea and over 85 others were affected by the disease in Jagannath Prasad area of Ganjam district, officials said today. Of the deceased, two were women. While one died in his house, two others expired in …
  • Ganjam boy to play ‘tapori’ friend of Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael 13 Apr 2017 13:12 Ahead of its release Tiger Shroff starrer Sabbir Khan’s film Munna Michael has made many headlines. And now the film is once again in news due its fresh entry of an Odhisha boy in the the film.  Ganjam boy Bikram Singh, who had earlier turned heads for …
  • Deadline for Ganjam farmers to register names extended 10 Apr 2017 10:08 By: PTI | Berhampur | Published:April 10, 2017 2:37 pm The deadline for farmers in Ganjam district to register their names online for paddy procurement has been extended till April 15. While the deadline had earlier been set for April 6 last, the online …
  • Olive Ridley eggs hatch in thousands in Ganjam 09 Apr 2017 19:48 Thousands of hatchlings are coming out of the nests buried under sand on this coast to venture into the sea. The Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district of Odisha is a major nesting site for Olive Ridley turtles in India. This year, over 3,85,000 …
  • The path home remains closed for Ganjam’s Dalits 08 Apr 2017 16:31 Balichhai, a small village beside NH 59 in Aska block of Odisha’s Ganjam district, is just half a kilometre from Mamudiha, where Jambu Naik’s family lives in a rented house. Although they live away from it, for Ms. Jambu’s family, Balichhai is the …
  • 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 …
  • Odisha: BJP demands deployment of special protection force in Ganjam panchayat polls 08 Jan 2017 09:24 By: PTI | Berhampur | Published:January 8, 2017 2:13 pm (Representational) Apprehending foul play by ruling BJD during panchayat polls in Odisha’s Ganjam, BJP demanded deployment of special protection forces in some of the vulnerable areas in the district. …
  • Bhakta Das resigns as Odisha Congress Campaign Committee chairman 25 May 2019 03:50 Category: India, News Posted by Neha Published: May 25, 2019, 8:10 am IST Updated: May 25, 2019, 8:17 am IST Kalahandi (Odisha): Former union minister Bhakta Charan Das on Friday resigned from the post of chairman of Odisha Congress Campaign Committee. …
  • Odisha: Its Naveen for fifth consecutive time 24 May 2019 09:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form government in Odisha for fifth consecutive time, trends of counting for the Assembly polls suggest. While BJD is leading in 113 seats, the BJP which is …
  • Saffron surge breaches Mamata Banerjee bastion 24 May 2019 07:50 West Bengal couldn't be immune to the saffron surge. Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): May 24, 2019 11:30am Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal could not remain immune to the …
  • BJP set to improve its performance in Odisha 23 May 2019 20:33 Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to improve its Lok Sabha performance by penetrating into the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) bastion in Odisha. The BJP appeared to achieve major gains in the Lok Sabha polls with its candidates …
  • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Full list of winners 23 May 2019 19:06 State Constituencies Leading/Winning Candidates Party Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands VISHAL JOLLY BJP Andhra Pradesh Araku GODDETI MADHAVI YSRCP   Srikakulam Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu     Vizianagaram       Visakhapatnam       …
  • BJD takes huge lead in Assembly, Lok Sabha 23 May 2019 16:40 Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha has taken a massive lead in Assembly constituencies while it is dominating in Lok Sabha seats from the state. Out of 146 Assembly seats, the BJD was leading in 115 while BJP in 21 and Congress in 8. Others …
  • Live: Modi dedicates victory to people of the country 23 May 2019 16:10 Modi, Sonia win with strong margins, while Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 345 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 7:50pm …
  • India elections 2019 live: Rahul Gandhi... 23 May 2019 12:38 Modi extends lead to over 4,36,000 votes in Varanasi. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 345 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 4.21pm Rahul Gandhi …
  • General election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 12:04 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2019 GODAM NAGESH Leading TRS 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2019 SATYAPAL SINGH BAGHEL Leading BJP 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2019 SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE …
  • India elections 2019 results live: BJP leads in 300 seats 23 May 2019 10:48 Rahul Gandhi trailing by over 15,000 votes against Smriti Irani in Amethi. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 345 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 2: …
  • Indian elections live: BJP leads in 300 seats,... 23 May 2019 09:23 Coalition led by PM Modi's alliance expected to win second term. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 349 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 1:15pm …
  • India general election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 02:20 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2014 GANDHI DILIPKUMAR MANSUKHLAL BJP Ahmedabad East 2014 PARESH RAWAL BJP Ahmedabad West 2014 DR. …
  • Odisha: Five dead, two injured after car rams into truck at NH-26 22 May 2019 14:34 [India], May 22 (ANI): Five people of a family lost their lives while two others sustained severe injuries after a car collided with a truck at NH-26 near Jaring in Kalahandi district in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. After the incident was …
  • Road accident in Odisha kills five, injures two 22 May 2019 09:14 The mishap took place on NH 26 when the family was returning home at Khuseiguda village and the truck hit their car, killing five. Bhawanipatna: Five members of a family were killed and two others seriously injured when the car in which they were …
  • Five of family killed in road accident in Odisha 22 May 2019 09:07 Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) At least five members of a family were killed and two others seriously injured when a car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Wednesday, police said. The mishap occurred …
  • Bastar: 14-day march demanding revival of Indravati river ends 22 May 2019 04:52 [India], May 22 (ANI): A 14-day long foot-march by social activists and residents of Bastar demanding revival of river Indravati ended here on Tuesday. The protestors have been demanding the release of water from Katiguda dam in Odisha to the Indravati …
  • Death threats, and Lonmin’s last days 20 May 2019 17:58 Dear friends, It has been six weeks since our last full news mailing, and there has been so much news we cannot fit it all in a mailing! I hope you’ll find the news below interesting, but remember also that you can find our full news output by following us …
  • Chhattisgarh: Indravati river Bastar’s lifeline faces grave crisis, locals resort to 'Pad-yatra' to save it 18 May 2019 13:32 Express News Service RAIPUR: With the Indravati river, regarded as lifeline of Bastar in south Chhattisgarh, facing the worst ever crisis in its history, many locals including the tribals and activists embarked upon a two-week long padyatra (foot march) …
  • The boys from Telangana: 700 will return to Odisha with education, hopes of escaping brick kilns 16 May 2019 15:28 The 700-odd children are 6 to 14 years of age and 90 per cent of them passed class 5 this academic year while a few passed class 6 and 7 in the worksite schools. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha/Representational) As Odisha grapples with a drought-like …
  • Maoists torch vehicles in Odisha 15 May 2019 11:05 Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A group of armed Maoists allegedly torched at least five vehicles and some road construction machines in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, the police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred at Nuamunda village in the district where …
  • Maoists set vehicle on fire, releases poster to oppose road construction in Odisha 15 May 2019 11:02 The red rebels set ablaze five tractors and some machines used in the work, police said. Bhawanipatna: Maoists torched at least five vehicles and some machines used in road construction work at Panimunda village in Kalahandi district, police said on …
  • Locals conduct 'foot-march' to save Indravati river, lifeline of Bastar 15 May 2019 08:44 [India], May 15 (ANI): In view of the depleting water level of river Indravati, the locals are now gearing up to save what they call is the lifeline of Bastar region of the state. The residents of Bastar are holding a foot-march to press for their demand …
  • Research raises hope for revival of indigenous rice 14 May 2019 04:06 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The indigenous rice varieties will gain popularity and help farmer’s economy in Kalahandi and Koraput region. A research conducted by Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Bhawanipatna, which is …
  • Measures in place to face Fani in rural Odisha 03 May 2019 05:33 By Express News Service Administrations of districts that are on alert for cyclone Fani have put all measures in place to meet any exigency. Revenue Divisional Commissioner, Central Range, Anil Kumar Samal, who has been deployed in Jajpur to supervise …
  • Odisha on yellow alert as Cyclone Fani strengthens; EC lifts poll code in 11 districts 01 May 2019 20:52 This is the exact position of cyclone Fani.Regional Meteorological Centre Odisha has been put on yellow alert by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday (April 30) after Cyclone Fani has gained immense strength and is moving towards the state …
  • Cyclone Fani: IMD issues 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast 01 May 2019 14:54 Image The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a "yellow warning" for Odisha coast. It has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at places such as Sambalpur, Boudh, Kalahandi, Deogarh and Sundargarh. “Cyclonic storm Fani is very …
  • Odisha: EC withdraws Model Code of Conduct from 11 districts for relief work during cyclone "Fani" 01 May 2019 06:27 [India], May 1 (ANI): In view of cyclone "Fani", the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday approved a proposal for lifting the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the eleven coastal districts of Odisha to facilitate speedy …
  • Cyclone Fani: 'Yellow warning' issued to Odisha 01 May 2019 04:53 Odisha: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places such as Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Sundargarh."Heavy to very …
  • Cyclone Fani: IMD issues 'yellow warning' for Odisha 01 May 2019 04:38 Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places such as Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Sundargarh. "Heavy to …
  • Cyclone Fani: IMD issues 'yellow warning' in Odisha 30 Apr 2019 23:41 [India], May 1 (ANI): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a 'yellow warning' for Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places such as Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Sundargarh." …
  • Onion farmers from Odisha in distress again 30 Apr 2019 05:39 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Farmers have started harvesting the onion crop in major producing blocks of Kalahandi district amid hopes of high yield in the current rabi season.While harvesting is on in full swing in Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Narla, …
  • LS Polls: Urban, rural polling trends vary, check the voting percentage 29 Apr 2019 13:38 Category: India, Top Stories Posted by Younus Published: Apr 29, 2019, 5:02 pm IST Updated: Apr 29, 2019, 5:25 pm IST New Delhi: The ongoing Lok Sabha elections are varying as compared to the 2014 general elections says EC’s data. According to the data …
  • Lok Sabha elections 2019: Urban, rural polling trend vary in initial phases 29 Apr 2019 12:53 By IANS NEW DELHI: Polling in the initial phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections have shown a varying trend in urban and rural areas as compared to the 2014 general elections, according to the Election Commission data. For instance, the data for the …
  • Urban, rural polling trend vary in initial phases 29 Apr 2019 10:45 New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Polling in the initial phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections have shown a varying trend in urban and rural areas as compared to the 2014 general elections, according to the Election Commission data. For instance, the data for …
  • Fed up with government promises, villagers contribute money to build their own road in Odisha 29 Apr 2019 05:01 Kalahandi (Odisha): When there is a will, there is a way! The residents of a village under Ambapadar in Odisha's Kalahandi, who have been waiting for the government to build a road in their village for years, have now taken on the stupendous task of …
  • Fed up with govt promises, Odisha villagers contribute money to build road 29 Apr 2019 04:56 According to the villagers, they were waiting for a properly constructed 3-kilometer road since independence. Kalahandi: When there is a will, there is a way! The residents of a village under Ambapadar in Odisha's Kalahandi, who have been waiting for …
  • Conspicuous by his absence, Rahul Gandhi returns to Odisha before final phase of polling 26 Apr 2019 18:41 Rahul Gandhi, who had last visited Odisha on March 15, returned on the eve of the last phase to address a rally in Balasore on Sunday. The son of state president Niranjan Patnaik, Nabajyoti Patnaik is contesting for the Lok Sabha seat from here. Gandhi and …
  • Vedanta highest producer of aluminium: CEO 19 Apr 2019 10:07 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Carving a niche for itself in the aluminium industry, Vedanta Limited has become the highest ever producer of the metal in India in the last fiscal.  The company produced 19.50 lakh tonne out of the total aluminium …
  • Kalahandi Mahua collectors in lurch 18 Apr 2019 05:40 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Even as the Tribal Ministry has added 17 new minor forest produces (MFPs), including Mahua flower, to the Government’s minimum support price (MSP) scheme last year, thousands of Mahua collectors in Kalahandi district have …
  • LS Phase 2 elections: Maoists gun down woman poll officer in Odisha  17 Apr 2019 14:35 By PTI PHULBANI (Odisha), Apr 17 (PTI) The Maoists struck on the eve of second phase election in Odisha, gunning down a woman poll officer and setting ablaze a poll vehicle on way to their booths on Wednesday, police said. Both the incidents occurred in …
  • Plus Two exam evaluators work under adverse conditions at Bhawanipatna centre 17 Apr 2019 06:44 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: At a time when the Council of Higher Secondary Education is air-conditioning Plus Two evaluation centres across the State for comfort of evaluators who work for at least six hours a day, an 8 feet by 15 feet room with …
  • Women voters surprise all in 1st phase 13 Apr 2019 04:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded a total 73.76 per cent voter turnout in first phase General Elections held across four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies on Thursday. The figure is, however, marginally lower than the 2014 polls …
  • Odisha witnesses 73.76% voter turnout in 1st phase 12 Apr 2019 11:51 Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) The first-phase polling in Odisha, held in four parliamentary constituencies and 28 Assembly segments, witnessed a voter turnout of 73.76 per cent, said an election official on Friday. The figure was announced by Chief Election …
  • Odisha: 68 per cent and still counting 12 Apr 2019 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With no reports of violence, Odisha recorded over 68 per cent (pc) voter turnout till the last reports came in from first phase simultaneous polls held across four Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) and 28 Assembly …
  • High turnout fields incumbency in play 12 Apr 2019 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The high turnout in the first phase polls to four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly seats has political circles abuzz with speculations over the outcome even as the main contenders BJD, BJP and Congress claimed …
  • Lok Sabha elections: First Round voting begins, top 10 seats under lens 11 Apr 2019 11:01 The first phase of Lok Sabha elections kicked off on Thursday, April 11, 2019 with some of the key constituencies going to polls in diverse regions of the country. Starting from Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand in the north to Arunachal Pradesh in the …
  • Odisha records 41 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase till 1 pm 11 Apr 2019 09:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 41 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Thursday in the first phase simultaneous polls in Odisha. The elections are being held in four Lok Sabha and 28 assembly constituencies in the State. …
  • Odisha: 41% voter turnout recorded in six hours 11 Apr 2019 09:18 Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Around 41 per cent votes were polled in the first six hours for first phase of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha on Thursday. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar informed that as per the information …
  • Connectivity a key challenge for locals in these 16 Kalahandi villages 11 Apr 2019 07:23 Kalahandi: 16 villages in Odisha's Kalahandi district remain cut off as the area is deprived of roads, forcing locals of these water-locked villages to turn to waterways for their commute. Locals in Thuamal Rampur (Block) of Kalahandi claim they are …
  • Odisha records 22% voter turnout in 4 hours 11 Apr 2019 07:17 Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Nearly 22 per cent of the 60.03 lakh voters cast their ballots in the first four hours of polling on Thursday for the four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats in Odisha in the first phase, an election officer said. Voting began at …
  • Voting underway for 4 LS, 28 Assembly seats in Odisha 11 Apr 2019 05:41 Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Voting was underway for four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats in the first phase of polling in Odisha on Thursday. A total of 60,03,707 electorate is eligible to vote. Twenty-six candidates are in the fray for four of the 21 Lok …
  • BJD MLA candidate caught with Rs 2 lakh cash 10 Apr 2019 16:28 [India], Apr 10 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Pradeep Disari was caught with more than Rs 2 lakh in his vehicle by the Flying Squad of Election Commission at Jaipatana. His vehicle with cash was seized immediately. Pradeep is contesting from …
  • All you need to know about the first phase of polling 10 Apr 2019 03:35 91 seats. 21 states and Union territories. Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com gives the lowdown on the constituencies going to polls in the first phase on April 11. Photograph: PTI Photo Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha kick off on April 11 with the first phase of …
  • Patnaik releases BJD's manifesto, claims all promises fulfilled 09 Apr 2019 17:11 Claiming that BJD has fulfilled promises it made to people in 2014, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday released his party's poll manifesto with emphasis on the socio-economic development of farmers, women and youths. The regional party (BJD) …
  • High voltage poll campaign for phase-1 ends in Odisha 09 Apr 2019 12:38 Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) The hectic and high voltage campaign for four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats in Odisha, going to the polls in the first phase on April 11, concluded on Tuesday. Over 60 lakh voters will decide the fate of 217 candidates …
  • Odisha's Arun Maharana, the wood handicraft artist who is going places 09 Apr 2019 06:42 By ANI KALAHANDI: Stories of people's migration from Odisha for employment are quite common among us, but the story Arun Maharana, a wood handicraft artist from a small village in Kalahandi district, is bucking this trend. He not only has earned a name …
  • Naveen Patnaik offers bouquet of sops to women voters 09 Apr 2019 05:54 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Targeting BJP over the unfulfilled promises, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Monday made a series of announcements including a provision of Rs 5 lakh loan to women self-help groups at zero per cent interest …
  • Odisha handicraft artist trails the blaze 08 Apr 2019 19:29 [India] Apr 8, (ANI): Stories of people's migration from Odisha for employment are quite common among us, but the story Arun Maharana, a wood handicraft artist from a small village in Kalahandi district, is bucking this trend. He not only has earned a …
  • Kalahandi: where the royals still hold sway 08 Apr 2019 18:30 Kalahandi, the western Odisha Lok Sabha constituency, where star campaigners, right from the Prime Minister to the Chief Minister and from the BJP president to the Congress chief have so far addressed public meetings, is poised for a close triangular fight …
  • What prompted BJP to stop funding KBK schemes: Naveen Patnaik asks PM Modi 07 Apr 2019 06:56 NABARANGPUR: Odisha chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Saturday sought to know from the BJP the reason behind discontinuation of funding for KBK scheme after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised the state government accusing it of …
  • People will reject both BJD, Cong in LS, Assembly polls: Modi 06 Apr 2019 06:48 Modi's Saturday rallies will follow BJP president Amit Shah's visit to the state on Sunday. Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the people of Odisha will defeat both the ruling BJD and the opposition Congress in the Lok Sabha …
  • In the red: Kotpad handloom and its ties with nature, tribal rituals 05 Apr 2019 19:16 A still from the film Kotpad Weaving: The Story of a Race Against Time. Kotpad, located to the south of Odisha, is famous for a tribal textile — red and brown dyed handloom fabric, slightly rough to touch, made by the Mirgan community since time immemorial …
  • BJD promises KALIA aid to 25 lakh more farmers 05 Apr 2019 13:39 Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik on Friday promised to provide 25 lakh farmers in Odisha two instalments of Rs 10,000 each under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, the day …
  • 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Odisha politics turn into a 'family affair' 05 Apr 2019 06:26 Be it BJD, Cong or BJP, Odisha is witnessing a lot of candidates, who are in the fray with family members representing the same party. Bhubaneswar: Be it the BJD, Congress or BJP, politics in Odisha is witnessing a lot of candidates, who are in the fray …
  • LS polls: Odisha politics turn into a 'family affair' 05 Apr 2019 00:34 [India], Apr 5 (ANI): Be it the BJD, Congress or BJP, politics in Odisha is witnessing a lot of candidates, who are in the fray for the state Assembly and Lok Sabha polls along with family members representing the same party. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Naveen questions absence of national leaders during calamities 03 Apr 2019 18:36 BHUBANESWAR/BERHAMPUR: Ruling BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said leaders of various national political parties visit Odisha during elections and disappear when people are in trouble. "Where were these leaders when …
  • BJD puts halo around Patnaik while others talk parivartan 03 Apr 2019 03:35 Unlike some opposition leaders, Naveen Patnaik is not weighed down by the charge of dynastic politics but there is no dearth of family politicians in the BJD. The Parivar Politics When it comes to politics, Naveen Patnaik insists on keeping his family at …
  • 'It's your vote, not Modi that brought positive changes in India': PM 02 Apr 2019 09:25 Kalahandi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Odisha’s Kalahandi on Tuesday said, “It is your vote and not Modi that brought positive changes in country, lit up lives of poor, filled their lives with hopes.” “24 lakh houses in Odisha …
  • Congress, BJD conspire to keep people poor: Modi 02 Apr 2019 08:32 Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Congress and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha have hatched a conspiracy to keep the people poor for their vote bank politics. “Parties like Congress and BJD conspired to …
  • PM Modi makes brief stopover at Raipur airport on way to Odisha 02 Apr 2019 07:20 RAIPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a brief stopover at the airport here in Chhattisgarh before proceeding on a campaign tour of the neighbouring Odisha. Modi arrived at the Swami Vivekanand Airport in Raipur around 10.05 am by a special …
  • 'It's your vote, not Modi that brought positive changes in India': PM in Odisha 02 Apr 2019 07:01 Attacking opposition, Modi said parties like Congress and BJD conspired to keep the poor of the country poor and deceived them. Kalahandi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Odisha’s Kalahandi on Tuesday said, “It is your vote and not …
  • Bengaluru doctor awarded for taking healthcare to Kalahandi tribes 03 Dec 2018 05:51 Express News Service BENGALURU: Dr Aquinas Edasserya, 66, from Bengaluru, has pitched a tent where no doctor has set foot before — the inaccessible villages of Odisha’s Kalahandi district. Dr Edasserya, from Bengaluru’s St John’s Hospital, has set up a …
  • Rice millers continue halt of paddy purchase in Kalahandi 20 Nov 2018 04:46 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  Statement over paddy procurement continues in Kalahandi district due to non-cooperation of rice millers. Kharif paddy procurement, which was scheduled to start on November 1 in the district, is yet to begin through 30 …
  • Rain brings relief for farmers in Kalahandi 12 Oct 2018 03:36 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Heavy rainfall induced by the very severe cyclonic storm Titli has come as a blessing for paddy and cotton growers of Kalahandi. The district received moderate rainfall since Thursday morning. According to reports, in …
  • Torrential rain hits life in Kalahandi 14 Aug 2018 23:53 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Incessant rain since Monday night has paralysed life in Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Lanjigarh,  Karlamunda and M Rampur. The diversion road on NH-26 at Kantesir, 6 km from Kesinga, was washed away disrupting road …
  • Kalahandi to cover 1.85 Lakh hectares in kharif 10 May 2018 02:07 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kalahandi district administration has planned to cover 1,85,557 hectares (ha) of land under paddy cultivation during 2018-19 kharif season. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Collector Anjan Kumar Manik held here …
  • Kalahandi on world map 20 Mar 2018 19:41 Bhawanipatna: Speakers appreciated the district's rich culture during the closing ceremony of the Lok Kala Mahotsav here. The curtains fell on the two-day Lok Kala Mahotsav organised by the Kalahandi district administration on Sunday evening. Speaking …
  • Acid attack revisits Kalahandi, student faces ire of jilted lover 16 Jan 2018 03:34 BHAWANIPATNA: The gruesome Poonam Singhal acid attack incident revisited Kalahandi once again as a 22-year-old student was attacked by a jilted lover near Kalampur on Monday.The victim Debanti Bibhar, a native of Khandi Dangriguda, was on her way to …
  • Fate of Kalahandi medical college hangs in balance 02 Jan 2018 02:50 Site for the proposed medical college at Bhangabari | Express BHAWANIPATNA: With no progress of the proposed medical college at Bhangabari near Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters town of Kalahandi district, the fate of the institute hangs in balance. …
  • Vedanta official abducted in Kalahandi 09 Dec 2017 19:53 Bhawanipatna: An official of Vedanta Allumina Limited and his driver have allegedly been abducted by a criminal gang in Kalahandi district, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday night when assistant manager (environment) Satya Ranjan …
  • Kalahandi hospital inspection 08 Dec 2017 20:44 Bhawanipatna: A two-member central team consisting of a senior official and a doctor of the health department of the Union government visited Kalahandi district on Thursday to supervise the infrastructure for a proposed cancer hospital. Regional director …
  • Pestering pests threaten paddy crop output in Kalahandi dist 31 Oct 2017 08:15 BHAWANIPATNA: Pest attack has assumed an alarming proportion in Kalahandi district. The field report of Agriculture Department has pegged the paddy crop damage at 41,619 hectares (ha) and of this, crops in 18,000 ha have been damaged by brown planthopper ( …
  • Kalahandi to celebrate Chatar Yatra today 28 Sep 2017 03:58 File picture of Chatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari BHAWANIPATNA:Festive fervour has gripped Kalahandi district which is all set celebrate the famous Chatar Yatra of Bhawanipatna on Thursday.Following Sandhi Puja in the temple on Wednesday night, the …
  • Minor girl from Kalahandi district refuses marriage for education 26 Sep 2017 02:59 BHAWANIPATNA:A minor girl has set an example by going against her father’s wishes and refusing to marry an alcoholic man double her age in Kalahandi district. The incident came to fore two days back and on Monday, the girl’s parents were counselled by …
  • Mid-day meal lands over 150 students in hospital in Kalahandi district 15 Sep 2017 11:12 Over 150 students of 5 primary schools fell ill after consuming mid-day meal in Kalahandi's Lanjigarh yesterday. (Photo | ANI) BHAWANIPATNA: Over 150 students from five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of …
  • 2 arrested for mishap at irrigation project site in Odisha’s Kalahandi 15 Sep 2017 11:07 Bhawanipatna (Odisha), September 15 Two people, including an engineer, were arrested in connection with a mishap at an irrigation project site near Kutingpadar in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, which left a worker dead and another injured, police said on …
  • Mid-day meal lands 80 students in hospital in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district 15 Sep 2017 06:20 Students undergoing treatment at Government hospital in Biswanathpur | Express BHAWANIPATNA: As many as 80 students of five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. These schools are …
  • Heavy rain breaches Indravati canal at 3 places in Kalahandi 29 Aug 2017 07:56 The 30-ft breach that occurred in the right canal of Indravati project near Ranibahal in Kalahandi district | Express BHAWANIPATNA/MALKANGIRI/NABARANGPUR: The low pressure-induced heavy rains on Sunday caused large scale flooding in three districts …
  • Doctor vacancies cripple healthcare in Kalahandi district 27 Aug 2017 06:09 BHAWANIPATNA: Healthcare in Kalahandi district is ailing due to vacant doctor positions. Of the sanctioned 212 doctor positions in the district, only 125 doctors are available.  In the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) at Bhawanipatna, of 71 sanctioned …
  • Railway tracks at two places in Kalahandi submerged, train services affected 17 Jul 2017 16:41
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  • Flood triggered by heavy rains in Odisha's Kalahandi blocks NH-26 17 Jul 2017 09:28 Floods in Odisha’s Kalahandi (Source: ANI photo) As incessant rains continued in Odisha for the second day, the National Highway 26 was blocked on Monday due to the flood situation in Kalahandi district. NH-26 connects Raipur in Chhattisgarh and passes …
  • Cong plans farmers’ stir in Kalahandi 28 Jun 2017 04:20 BHAWANIPATNA: THE Congress will launch a farmers’ agitation in Kalahandi in September this year in protest against the negligence of the State and the Centre towards the farming sector. Informing this to mediapersons on Tuesday, senior Congress leader …
  • Kalahandi livestock on depletion path 27 Jun 2017 03:16 BHAWANIPATNA: THE cattle population in Kalahandi district has witnessed substantial decline since 2001. With no support from the local administration, the animal husbandry sector is a victim of manpower shortage and poor infrastructure. Kalahandi district …
  • Kalahandi Anganwadi worker throws hot rice water on four-year-old girl, suffers burns 03 Jun 2017 12:13 The child has suffered burns. (Picture sources ANI) A four-year-old child suffered burns after an Anganwadi worker allegedly threw hot rice water on her in Kalahandi, Odisha, reported ANI. Kalahandi district falls in the southwestern region of Odisha.  …
  • Rain cloud over paddy stock in open mandis in Odisha's Kalahandi 30 May 2017 03:05 BHAWANIPATNA: With Met office forecasting rain from first week of June, farmers of Kalahandi district apprehend heavy loss of their paddy crop which is lying in the open at various mandis. According to sources, 50 per cent of paddy crop have been harvested …
  • Odisha government to include Kalahandi in list of LWE-affected districts 04 May 2017 01:10 Image for representational purpose only. BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government has decided to seek inclusion of Kalahandi as one of the worst affected districts by Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Currently, Malkangiri and Koraput are among the 34 worst LWE- …
  • House on boil over Kalahandi death 27 Mar 2017 21:21 Narasingha Mishra Bhubaneswar, March 27: The Opposition today stalled the Assembly proceedings, demanding a statement from the state government on the alleged starvation death in Kalahandi. Members of the Congress and the BJP rushed to the Well, shouting …
  • Maoist posters warn informers in Odisha's Kalahandi district 24 Mar 2017 03:27 BHAWANIPATNA: A couple of Maoist posters appealing to the villagers not to become police informers was found at Lakhbahali near Pahadpadar village under Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. The Maoists have also appealed to the locals to …
  • One of three abducted villagers found dead in Kalahandi 18 Mar 2017 11:12 BHAWANIPATNA: The body of one of the three villagers, who had been abducted by armed Maoists in Kalahandi three days ago, was found in Karlapat village of the district today.       While the body of Banamali Naik (32) with gunshot marks was found in a pool …
  • BJP regained seats lost in bypolls between 2014-2019 25 May 2019 14:10 BJP had won only six out of 30 Lok Sabha bypolls held between 2014 and November 2018. New Delhi: The resounding win of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections has also reinstated the party in more than half of parliamentary seats lost in by …
  • Christians and Hindus celebrate Sister Lucy together, a survivor of the Orissa pogrom 25 May 2019 14:05 The Franciscan nun pronounced her solemn vows last month.  Priests, nuns and thousands of people gathered in Raikia for a thanksgiving mass.  Some repented Hindu extremists also attended the ceremony.  In August 2008, the radicals killed about 100 …
  • Odisha: Its Naveen for fifth consecutive time 24 May 2019 09:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form government in Odisha for fifth consecutive time, trends of counting for the Assembly polls suggest. While BJD is leading in 113 seats, the BJP which is …
  • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Full list of winners 23 May 2019 19:06 State Constituencies Leading/Winning Candidates Party Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands VISHAL JOLLY BJP Andhra Pradesh Araku GODDETI MADHAVI YSRCP   Srikakulam Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu     Vizianagaram       Visakhapatnam       …
  • General election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 12:04 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2019 GODAM NAGESH Leading TRS 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2019 SATYAPAL SINGH BAGHEL Leading BJP 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2019 SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE …
  • India general election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 02:20 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2014 GANDHI DILIPKUMAR MANSUKHLAL BJP Ahmedabad East 2014 PARESH RAWAL BJP Ahmedabad West 2014 DR. …
  • One of seven Christians jailed for Orissa pogroms is released. Archbishop Barwa: God be praised 22 May 2019 21:28 The Supreme Court established the release on bail of Gornath Chalanseth.  He re-embraced his family after more than 10 years of detention.  His first thought went to the other six Christians imprisoned with the false accusation of killing a Hindu guru.  …
  • Odisha sweats in heat, humidity 20 May 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Intense heat continued to make life miserable for residents of the State Capital which recorded 39.7 degree Celsius and 71 per cent humidity on Sunday. The neighbouring Cuttack also sizzled at 39.4 degree C and 68 per …
  • Former Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda gets life imprisonment 18 May 2019 22:37 Former Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was arrested in 2014 and was found to possess over Rs 2 lakh in cash, 800 grams of gold, and several SIM cards. Former Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, alleged to be involved in high-profile cases such as the murder of …
  • Top Maoist leader in Odisha sentenced to life term 18 May 2019 16:51 Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Odisha’s Berhampur on Saturday for waging war against the Indian government. Additional District Judge-1, Berhampur sentenced Panda after …
  • Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda sentenced to life 18 May 2019 16:10 Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Additional District Judge (ADJ) court in Odisha’s Berhampur on Saturday. Panda was convicted under Section 121 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), according Additional Public Prosecutor ( …
  • BJD joins the party, projects CM Naveen Patnaik as fit PM candidate 18 May 2019 06:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Ahead of the counting of votes on May 23, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) created a flutter by announcing that party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is a fit candidate to be the Prime Minister of the country. …
  • Maoists set vehicle on fire, releases poster to oppose road construction in Odisha 15 May 2019 11:02 The red rebels set ablaze five tractors and some machines used in the work, police said. Bhawanipatna: Maoists torched at least five vehicles and some machines used in road construction work at Panimunda village in Kalahandi district, police said on …
  • ASIA/INDIA - One of seven innocent Christians, accused in Orissa, released 14 May 2019 07:00 New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - The Supreme Court of India granted bail to Gornath Chalanseth, one of the seven innocent Christians languishing in jail for a decade due to the alleged murder of a local Hindu religious leader, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, …
  • Six maoists/naxalites killed in two separate incidents 08 May 2019 17:10 Koraput: Five Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces here on Wednesday, the district police said. According to Koraput Superintendent of Police Kanwar Vishal Singh, "Five Maoists, including three women, were killed in an encounter in …
  • Odisha: Five Maoists killed in encounter 08 May 2019 13:33 [India], May 8 (ANI): Five Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces here on Wednesday, the district police said. According to Koraput Superintendent of Police Kanwar Vishal Singh, "Five Maoists, including three women, were killed in an …
  • Cyclone Fani set to make landfall near Puri around 9:30 am Friday, here are 10 points to know 02 May 2019 20:47 By Online Desk The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani is expected to make its landfall on Friday morning around 9.30 am close to Odisha's Puri, much before the earlier forecast of 3 pm. These districts--Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, …
  • NCMC reviews preparedness in view of 'Fani' cyclone 01 May 2019 18:44 [India], May 1 (ANI): The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) under chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha met here on Wednesday for the second time to review the preparedness with the States and concerned Departments of Government of India to …
  • Suspected Maoist attack kills 15 police commandos in India 01 May 2019 18:40 Maoist rebels have attacked a van carrying police commandos in the insurgents’ stronghold in western India and killed 15 officers and their driver in the western state of Maharashtra, local police officials say.   "Maoists attacked a team of commandos …
  • Gadchiroli Maoist attack kills 16: Here is a list of major Naxal violence this year 01 May 2019 10:48 Maoists set ablaze around 30 vehicles in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli. (Express photo) Hours after Maoists set ablaze around 30 vehicles in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli, 15 security personnel were killed in an IED explosion on Wednesday — making it the 53rd …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' now 'extremely severe storm', Odisha on alert; poll code lifted 01 May 2019 06:47 The sea conditions are very likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha Coast on May 2 and become high to phenomenal by May 4. Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross …
  • Cyclonic storm Fani heads for Odisha to unleash fury 01 May 2019 05:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Gradually gathering strength, tropical cyclone Fani tracked north-northwestwards over the Bay of Bengal for a May 3 brush with Odisha. If its current speed and intensity are any indication, it would cross the coast …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' intensifies into 'extremely severe storm', Odisha on alert 01 May 2019 05:23 The sea conditions are very likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha Coast on May 2 and become high to phenomenal by May 4. Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross …
  • Cyclone Fani intensifies into extremely severe storm 30 Apr 2019 22:27 Bhubaneswar-Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali by Friday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department said Tuesday. The IMD has issued …
  • Odisha and Maharashtra seek poll code relief over Fani, drought 30 Apr 2019 19:14 As political slugfest continued for the three remaining phases of Lok Sabha polls, the state governments of Odisha and Maharashtra knocked at the doors of the Election Commission (EC) with requests to relax the model code of conduct. While Odisha faces the …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' intensifies into 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' 30 Apr 2019 16:44 Bhubaneswar-Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali by Friday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department said Tuesday. The IMD has issued …
  • Bhubaneswar: Youth branded informer, killed 29 Apr 2019 21:30 Bhubaneswar: A group of Maoists shot dead a youth at Khuripani village in Khaprakhol area of Odisha’s Bolangir district late on Sunday night, accusing him to be a police informer. The victim was identified as Trilochan Taria.   According to reports, around …
  • Sri Lanka: ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (23 April 2019) 23 Apr 2019 19:38 Key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week include: targeted attacks in Afghanistan stemming from the Taliban spring offensive (and the Easter bombings early this week in Sri Lanka); violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, …
  • Afghanistan: ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (23 April 2019) 23 Apr 2019 19:09 Key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week include: targeted attacks in Afghanistan stemming from the Taliban spring offensive (and the Easter bombings early this week in Sri Lanka); violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, …
  • Sri Lanka: ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (23 April 2019) 23 Apr 2019 19:09 Key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week include: targeted attacks in Afghanistan stemming from the Taliban spring offensive (and the Easter bombings early this week in Sri Lanka); violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, …
  • Polling officials trek through dense forests to return EVMs 20 Apr 2019 06:43 Express News Service PHULBANI: WITH roads being blocked by Maoists, polling parties in Kandhamal district had to trek for 15 km  from their booths through the dangerous forest terrains under the shadow of the Naxals to safely deliver the EVMs and VVPAT …
  • Odisha poll card: BJD’s campaign centred on Patnaik 20 Apr 2019 04:05 Naveen Patnaik’s team has released yet another video on social media. It shows the 72-year-old chief minister, clad uncharacteristically in a t-shirt and slacks, hanging out with four youth and talking about Rs 10,000 crore that the Centre owes Odisha. …
  • Odisha poll card: BJD’s campaign centred on Naveen Patnaik 20 Apr 2019 03:46 Naveen Patnaik’s team has released yet another video on social media. It shows the 72-year-old chief minister, clad uncharacteristically in a t-shirt and slacks, hanging out with four youth and talking about Rs 10,000 crore that the Centre owes Odisha. …
  • Odisha records 72% polling in second phase 19 Apr 2019 13:19 Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) The just concluded second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Odisha recorded a 72 per cent voter turnout, an official said on Friday. Elections were held on Thursday for the Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Aska …
  • Maoists killed polling officer in Odisha ahead of Lok Sabha elections Phase 2 19 Apr 2019 12:52 [Representational Image]Vanguard In two separate incidents, Naxals attacked and shot dead polling officials and lit three vehicles on fire one day before the second phase of Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Odisha's Kandhamal district. One incident occurred …
  • Indian elections: Millions... 19 Apr 2019 03:24 The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections started on April 11 and would conclude on May 19. Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise …
  • Brisk voting marks Ph-II; Bengal, UP see 2014-like turnouts 19 Apr 2019 01:59 NEW DELHI: Voter enthusiasm appeared slightly lower according to initial estimates in the second phase of the general election at around 66%, compared with 69.6% in 2014. But Election Commission officials said the numbers could go up after the final …
  • 2019 Assembly Polls Highlights: By-Elections In 18 Seats In Tamil Nadu; Phase 2 Of 4 In Odisha 18 Apr 2019 18:32 2019 Assembly Elections: Simultaneous Assembly polls, bypolls in Odisha and Tamil Nadu today Chennai/Bhubaneswar: Phase two of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections began at 7 am today, and 95 parliamentary constituencies are voting across 11 states and 1 union …
  • LS polls, Phase 2: K'taka voter comes to polling booth in an ambulance 18 Apr 2019 12:53 Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates in 95 constituencies will fight it out today. The result will be out on May 23. Originally, polls were to be held …
  • Indian elections: Millions cast their votes in... 18 Apr 2019 12:24 The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections started on April 11 and would conclude on May 19. Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise …
  • India poll official 'killed by Maoists' 18 Apr 2019 12:14 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is the second stage of a seven phase voting proess A poll official was killed in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on Thursday, hours ahead of the second stage voting in the general election. Sanjukta Digal …
  • Indian elections: Millions cast their votes in phase 2 18 Apr 2019 12:13 The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections started on April 11 and would conclude on May 19. Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise …
  • LIVE | LS polls 2: Hope Centre gives J&K an elected govt which is its right: Omar 18 Apr 2019 07:04 Votes were to be held in 97 seats, but Vellore and Triputa East were kept out due to corruption, security concerns. Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates …
  • World's biggest ever vote resumes in India 18 Apr 2019 05:59 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is the second stage of a seven-phase voting process A poll official was killed in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on Thursday, hours ahead of the second stage voting in the general election. Sanjukta Digal …
  • LIVE | LS polls 2: 'I developed Mathura, BSP-SP busy fighting,' says Hema 18 Apr 2019 05:55 Votes were to be held in 97 seats, but Vellore and Triputa East were kept out due to corruption, security concerns. Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates …
  • LIVE | LS polls 2: Dynasty, regional politics never hindered country: Kumaraswamy 18 Apr 2019 04:50 Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates in 95 constituencies will fight it out today. The result will be out on May 23. Originally, polls were to be held …
  • 2019 Assembly Polls LIVE Updates: By-Elections In 18 Seats In Tamil Nadu; Phase 2 Of 4 In Odisha 18 Apr 2019 04:35 2019 Assembly Elections: Simultaneous Assembly polls, bypolls in Odisha and Tamil Nadu today Chennai/Bhubaneswar: Phase two of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections began at 7 am today, and 95 parliamentary constituencies are voting across 11 states and 1 union …
  • Poll official killed by suspected Maoists in Odisha 18 Apr 2019 03:45 Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS): An election officer was killed on Wednesday by suspected Maoists in Odisha’s Kandhamal, which votes in the second phase of polls on Thursday. Polling supervisor Sanjukta Diggal was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Balandapada …
  • Kandhamal, a battle between two outsiders 18 Apr 2019 03:23 Achyuta Samanta is neither a tribal nor from Kandhamal, a tribal-dominated constituency in Odisha that he hopes to represent in the Lok Sabha as a Biju Janata Dal member. This educational entrepreneur heads Kalinga group of institutes in Bhubaneswar, which …
  • Odisha: Maoists kill polling official, torch vehicles ahead of 2nd phase of LS polls 18 Apr 2019 01:38 [India], Apr 18 (ANI): A polling official was shot dead by Maoists on Wednesday near Barla village under Gochhapada police station limits in Maoist-affected Kandhamal district ahead of the second phase of ongoing polls in the state. The deceased polling …
  • Maoists kill poll official, torch vehicle in Odisha 18 Apr 2019 00:20 The deceased was identified as Sanjukta Digal. The injured were rushed to Kandhamal district headquarters hospital. Bhubaneswar: A group of Maoists on Wednesday unleashed terror in Odisha’s Kandhamal district by killing a poll official and torching a …
  • Maoists strike on poll-eve, kill poll official, torch vehicle 17 Apr 2019 20:50 BHUBANESWAR: A group of Maoists on Wednesday unleashed terror in Odisha’s Kandhamal district by killing a poll official and torching a vehicle carrying election officials. Reports said the rebels blew up a polling van by triggering a landmine explosion at …
  • LS Phase 2 elections: Maoists gun down woman poll officer in Odisha  17 Apr 2019 14:35 By PTI PHULBANI (Odisha), Apr 17 (PTI) The Maoists struck on the eve of second phase election in Odisha, gunning down a woman poll officer and setting ablaze a poll vehicle on way to their booths on Wednesday, police said. Both the incidents occurred in …
  • Migrant workers across Kandhamal return home to cast votes 17 Apr 2019 06:44 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Even as the hustle and bustle of campaigning ended on Tuesday, the Berhampur railway station witnessed hectic activity with migrant workers from across Kandhamal district returning home to cast their votes. The rural areas …
  • Odisha: Turmeric produced by tribal farmers gets GI tag as 'Kandhamal Haldi' 13 Apr 2019 19:28 [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Turmeric produced by farmers is now called Kandhamal Haldi after the product acquired this Geographical Indication (GI) tag on April 1 this year. Talking to ANI, Sanjit Kumar Patnaik, Secretary, Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for …
  • Archbishop Barwa to the Christians of Orissa: We are gathering evidence on the Kandhamal martyrs 05 Apr 2019 18:50 The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar initiated the formal canonization process for Christians killed by Hindu radicals during the pogroms of 2008. "It is our joy and task to collect all the documents to be brought to the Vatican," he says. …
  • Kandhamal documentary exposing Sangh fraud released in Dimapur 03 Apr 2019 03:40 Innocents Imprisoned’ was first released in New Delhi in August 2018 to mark 10th anniversary of Kandhamal Morung Express News Dimapur | April 2 ‘Innocents Imprisoned,’ a documentary that exposes the massive Hindu nationalist fraud behind the orchestrated …
  • On Foundation Day, Odisha receives GI tag for 'Kandhamal Haldi' 01 Apr 2019 16:04 'Kandhamal Haldi', a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India, an organisation functioning under the auspices of the Union ministry of commerce & …
  • Kharbela returns to BJP, to contest from Kandhamal LS seat 26 Mar 2019 06:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After an agonising wait, Utkal Bharat president and former MP Kharbela Swain returned to BJP on Monday with his formal induction into the saffron party and nomination from communally sensitive Kandhamal Parliamentary …
  • BJD MP in BJP, may get Kandhamal ticket 23 Mar 2019 17:26 BHUBANESWAR: BJD Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh joined BJP on Saturday after quitting the party, becoming the third parliamentarian of the regional party to do so ahead of the simultaneous general and assembly elections in Odisha. As the BJP is yet …
  • Kandhamal MP to join Congress: OPCC president 21 Mar 2019 10:04 She is likely to formally join the party on March 23 or 24," Patnaik said. Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh will join the opposition Congress, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik said Thursday. Singh had …
  • Not enough money for the victims of the Kandhamal pogroms 31 Jan 2019 12:50 In Delhi, the Church held the first national consultation for the victims of anti-Christian violence of 2008. At least 6,495 people were arrested in connection with the pogroms, but so far only 78 have been convicted. A total of 4,822 houses were a total …
  • Faith is reborn from the ashes of the pogroms in Kandhamal 23 Jan 2019 15:08 Four priests were ordained yesterday in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the same that was torched on Christmas Eve of 2007, a prelude to the wave of anti-Christian persecution of August 2008. The ordination ceremony was marred by a serious car accident …
  • Odisha: 8 killed, over 25 injured after truck overturns in Kandhamal 22 Jan 2019 17:13 Image Source : ANI Image Eight people were killed and more than 25 got critically injured after a truck overturned at Poiguda ghat near Baliguda in Kandhamal district, in Odisha, on  Tuesday.  The rescue operation was underway, reported ANI. Injured were …
  • Kandhamal school shame: Baby girl dies, NHRC seeks report 15 Jan 2019 02:10 By Express News Service PHULBANI/BHUBANESWAR: The baby girl born to the student of a residential school at Daringibadi died in MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur on Monday morning even as the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) issued a …
  • Bishop Barwa to attend public hearing on Kandhamal violence on Saturday 10 Jan 2019 18:13 The hearing will take place at Vijay High School in Raikia, one of the villages hit by the anti-Christian pogrom. Persecution by Hindu radicals forced 56,000 people to flee. Meanwhile, seven innocent Christians “are still languishing in prison”. Chennai ( …
  • Maoists kill watchman, torch five vehicles in Kandhamal district 07 Jan 2019 11:15 The Maoists also set ablaze five vehicles. (Representational) Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha’s Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said. The armed Maoists struck at a contractor’s …
  • ‘A familiar pattern of mass killings in Mumbai in 1993, in Gujarat in 2002, in Kandhamal, Odisha, in 2008, in Muzaffarnagar, UP, 2013 to name a few’ 18 Dec 2018 02:06 NEW DELHI: Lamenting repeated targeting of minorities “engineered by political actors” and “facilitated by indifferent law enforcement agencies”, the Delhi HC has called for revisiting crime laws. Neither “crimes against humanity” nor “genocide” are part …
  • No water, power, road in this Kandhamal village  28 Nov 2018 05:42 Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Development is still a far cry in several villages of tribal-dominated Kandhamal district. The district had shot to national prominence a decade ago due to communal violence. Since then, special programmes are being …
  • The sufferings of the Christians of Kandhamal at the Synod of Bishops 29 Oct 2018 09:34 In 2008, the most ferocious persecution against Christians occurred in the State of Orissa. The archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar recalled the murder of the Christian Rajesh Digal. The episode was also taken up by Pope Francis. Mumbai (AsiaNews) - At the …
  • DMC meet calls for expediting the appeal of Kandhamal’s seven innocent Christians 11 Oct 2018 21:38 New Delhi: The delay in disposing of the appeal of the seven innocent Christians of Kandhamal in Odisha, who have been languishing in jail for the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, came in for wide criticism on October 11 at the release of the Hindi …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal 01 Sep 2018 02:15 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Kandhamal, ten years after the pogroms, solemn and sober service in remembrance of the victims 27 Aug 2018 17:48 A Mass of thanksgiving, reconciliation and grace was held on 25 August. For the Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, "God works in our lives and in the life of the Church through mysterious ways. The blood of the martyrs of Kandhamal has brought many …
  • India: Remembering Kandhamal riots after 10 years 25 Aug 2018 18:14 It was pure journalistic instinct that made me travel to the remote Kandhamal jungles in India’s Odisha state after an arson attack destroyed over 100 churches and Christian institutions in December 2007. I then had no clue that I was embarking on a life- …
  • Letter to Pope Francis: The victims of Kandhamal are 'martyrs of the faith' 25 Aug 2018 13:58 Today is the tenth anniversary of anti-Christian pogroms. In 2008 120 Christians died and 300 churches were destroyed. The mother of a raped nun remembers the attack against her daughter. New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis should acknowledge that the …
  • Kandhamal without closure 24 Aug 2018 22:20 Written by Apoorvanand | Updated: August 25, 2018 12:30:37 am Security personnel stand guard outside a church during Christmas celebrations in Kandhamal. (PTI Photo/File) Kandhamal is yet another milestone in the journey of independent India. It …
  • 10 years after Kandhamal riots, both sides say they await justice 23 Aug 2018 21:52 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: August 24, 2018 2:00:44 am Lawyers for the riot-affected Pana Catholics say they still await legal closure on cases related to the riots. Surendra Nayak, a survivor of riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal, says he …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal 23 Aug 2018 16:49 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Bishop Barwa: 10th anniversary of Kandhamal violence, 'an occasion for peace' 04 Jul 2018 14:34 The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar invites everyone to participate in the solemn Mass on August 25th. In 2008, Hindu radicals implemented the most ferocious persecution against Christians ever recorded in India. Special ceremonies scheduled to support …
  • 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 …
  • Orissa, 534 confirmations in the persecuted Church of Kandhamal 23 Jan 2018 22:38 Three Confirmation ceremonies were held in the district. In 2008, the Indian state was the scene of the most violent anti-Christian pogroms. 175 young people confirmed in the parish of St. Peter of Pobingia; 88 other young people in the parish of Saint …
  • GI tag appeal for Kandhamal Haladi 12 Jan 2018 19:20 Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric powder) being sold at a shop in Bhubaneswar. Picture by Ashwinee Pati Bhubaneswar: Amid the hoopla over the geographical-identification (GI) tag for Jagannath Rasagolla, the state government has sought the tag for Kandhamal …
  • Odisha seeks GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric 12 Jan 2018 09:33 This is the second time Odisha has applied for a GI tag, the first being for a variation on the classic sweet rasagolla. Representative image. The Odisha government has applied for a GI tag on Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric variety). The golden yellow spice, …
  • Rasagola awaits as GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric filed 12 Jan 2018 02:56 BHUBANESWAR: As Odias continue to await State Government’s action on geographical indication (GI) tag for the savoury sweet after West Bengal bagged the honours for Banglar Rasogulla last year, Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric) appears to have has stolen a march …
  • Advent in Kandhamal, thousands of Christians come out for four new deacons and 348 confirmed 21 Dec 2017 23:04 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - Thousands of Catholics took part in the ordination of four young deacons and the confirmation in Christ of 348 people in Kandhamal. Both ceremonies took place last Sunday in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bamunigam. The two …
  • Christian Kandhamal victims deserve greater compensation, says Bishop Barwa 26 Oct 2017 02:00 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – "Christian victims of Kandhamal deserve more compensation,” Mgr John Barwa, archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, told AsiaNews. The prelate backs a memorandum presented today by some Christian leaders in Odisha (Orissa) …
  • Kandhamal’s violence-hit Christians continue to inspire 06 Oct 2017 09:40 Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.  On Oct. 5 a group of 20 women visited the remote, …
  • Orissa, 3,000 people at anniversary of Kandhamal pogrom against Christians 29 Aug 2017 09:00 The celebrations took place on August 26 at G. Udayagiri. The violence of 2008 "the largest and best-planned attack on Christians". "Shameful that even today the victims have not got justice." "The struggle for justice in Kandhamal …
  • Kandhamal Day recalls 2008 anti-Christian pogrom 24 Aug 2017 20:37 Catholic World News August 24, 2017 On August 25, the Church in Kandhamal, a district in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, will commemorate the ninth anniversary of a massive anti-Christian pogrom. In 2008, an estimated 56,000 Christians were driven from …
  • Bishop Barwa: Kandhamal Day in memory of the suffering of Christians 24 Aug 2017 17:37 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - "My prayer is that Kandhamal Day is remembered as a people’s movement and that the struggle, the suffering of our people - the lost, the last and the least – are witnesses of the faith  for everyone".  This is the …
  • Indian Associations: On 25 August we remember the Christian victims of Kandhamal 16 Aug 2017 12:17 New Delhi (AsiaNews) - The National Solidarity Forum invites all Indians to observe the "Kandhamal Day", a platform for Indian civil society born in the aftermath of the violent pogrom against Christians of 2008. The event will take place next …
  • Odisha: 3 killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal 04 Jul 2017 21:39 PHULBANI (ODISHA): Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha's Kandhamal district today. The mishap took place at Deplanga ghat near Sirtiguda under K Nuagam …
  • Three killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal 04 Jul 2017 16:37 By: PTI | Phulbani (odisha) | Published:July 4, 2017 9:40 pm Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Tuesday. The mishap took place at …
  • Kandhamal conjoined twins to head for AIIMS under Government care 30 Jun 2017 05:19 BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday announced to facilitate treatment of the conjoined twins of Kandhamal. Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena said the twins would be sent to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi …
  • 146 panchayats still off bank map in Kandhamal 27 Jun 2017 03:16 PHULBANI: Despite the Central Government's efforts to extend banking service in unbanked areas of the country under its financial inclusion plan, 146 out of 171 gram panchayats in Kandhamal district continue to lack a branch of any nationalised bank. …
  • Kandhamal administration dismisses hearse driver 16 Jun 2017 01:42 PHULBANI : The Kandhamal administration has decided to take action against driver of a Mahaparayan vehicle, a clerk in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and an agency that was in charge of DHH security for alleged negligence of duty in the Monday’s …
  • Maoists attack security forces convoy in Kandhamal, one jawan killed, six hurt 05 Jun 2017 17:34 The SOG team was returning from an operation when their convoy came under attack. | EPS BERHAMPUR: A Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan was killed and six others injured when Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) attacked a convoy of the security forces near …
  • Kandhamal’s Christian Widows Still Await Closure 05 Apr 2017 14:46 Their husbands were murdered in attacks on Christians in 2008, but justice has yet to be done. By Vishal Arora and Parul Abrol for The Diplomat April 04, 2017 Their husbands were brutally killed in a spate of violence against Christians in Kandhamal …
  • Illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal unearthed 28 Mar 2017 12:39 For representational purpose PHULBANI: With the arrest of a man and seizure of eight crude pistols from him, police today claimed to have unearthed an illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal district. The man, the owner of the illegal gun factory and …
  • BJP improves showing in Odisha LS polls, wins 5 seats 24 May 2019 13:20 Image Source : PTI Representational Image The BJP has improved its Lok Sabha performance in Odisha by winning five seats and remaining ahead in two out of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. This is a great shift from 2014 when the saffron party …
  • BJD’s move to field women candidates in LS pays off 24 May 2019 12:18 Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s historic move to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in the Lok Sabha has brought rich dividends for the party. Out of the 21 Lok Sabha seats, the BJD had …
  • Odisha: Its Naveen for fifth consecutive time 24 May 2019 09:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form government in Odisha for fifth consecutive time, trends of counting for the Assembly polls suggest. While BJD is leading in 113 seats, the BJP which is …
  • Women power in full display as results come in 24 May 2019 09:57 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Women candidates will grab a major slice of the pie in the elections held to Odisha’s 21 Lok Sabha seats.  As many as five women candidates from BJD and two of BJP are leading over their opponents in their respective Lok …
  • BJP's Sambit Patra, Baijayant Panda Lose In Odisha Lok Sabha Polls 24 May 2019 06:53 Two of BJP's high-profile leaders lost in Odisha in the Lok Sabha elections. Bhubaneswar: Amid celebrations in the BJP camp for the stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections, two of its high-profile leaders lost in Odisha. Former MP Baijayant Panda …
  • Two high-profile BJP leaders bite dust in Odisha 24 May 2019 06:46 Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Amid celebrations in the BJP camp for the stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections, two of its high-profile leaders lost in Odisha. Former MP Baijayant Panda, who was contesting from the Kendrapara Parliament constituency, …
  • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Full list of winners 23 May 2019 19:06 State Constituencies Leading/Winning Candidates Party Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands VISHAL JOLLY BJP Andhra Pradesh Araku GODDETI MADHAVI YSRCP   Srikakulam Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu     Vizianagaram       Visakhapatnam       …
  • General election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 12:04 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2019 GODAM NAGESH Leading TRS 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2019 SATYAPAL SINGH BAGHEL Leading BJP 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2019 SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE …
  • The formula that worked for Naveen Patnaik in Odisha 23 May 2019 08:49 Pramila Bisoi, the 70-year-old village leader of self-groups, who dropped out of school after class two, who speaks Berhampuri dialect of Odia, is headed to Parliament. Naveen’s mascot for the strong women vote bank of member of seven lakh self-help groups …
  • India general election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 02:20 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2014 GANDHI DILIPKUMAR MANSUKHLAL BJP Ahmedabad East 2014 PARESH RAWAL BJP Ahmedabad West 2014 DR. …
  • 3 lakh students pass BSE’s HSC exam in Odisha 21 May 2019 07:53 Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May 21 (IANS) Girls outshone boys in the High School Certificate (HCS) examination results declared by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha on Tuesday. Announcing the results at the BSE Headquarters in Cuttack, School and …
  • Odisha class 10th result 2019 announced, drop in pass percentage 21 May 2019 06:31 BHUBANESWAR: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha released results of annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination on Tuesday. The average pass percentage 70.78% recorded against last year's pass percentage of 77.23%. Girls outshine boys …
  • Rabi paddy purchase from May 25 in Koraput 05 May 2019 04:52 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The district administration would start procuring paddy for the ensuing rabi season from May 25 at different mandis across Koraput district. Sources said farmers of Jeypore Upper Kolab ayacut areas have cultivated paddy on …
  • Women SHGs can make or break ruling BJD in Koraput 29 Mar 2019 04:47 Express News Service JEYPORE: The large network of women self-help groups (SHGs) in Koraput district can be a decisive force in swinging fortunes of BJD in the Assembly segments under Koraput Parliamentary constituency.  The district has 23,165 SHGs with …
  • Odisha: Anti-incumbency roadblock for Koraput MP Jhina Hikaka 15 Mar 2019 05:52 Express News Service RAYAGADA: With Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing to field 33 per cent women from the Parliamentary constituencies in the State, Koraput is likely to see Kaushalya Hikaka, wife of MP Jhina Hikaka, being given the ticket for the …
  • Abandoned newborn girl rescued in Koraput 29 Jan 2019 05:48 By Express News Service JEYPORE: AN abandoned newborn girl was rescued by locals in Kebidi village under Sadar police limits on Monday morning. Some youths of the village heard the baby crying while passing through the bridge. On search, they found the …
  • Paddy straw potential yet to be tapped in Koraput district 24 Dec 2018 03:58 Express News Service JEYPORE: AT a time when the cattle are struggling for fodder across the tribal region round the year, thousands of tonnes of paddy straw were left to rot in different villages of Koraput district. Lack of interest among the farmers to …
  • Open air mandis  bane for Koraput farmers 22 Dec 2018 03:50 Express News Service JEYPORE: Paddy bags lying in the open in mandis, run by Regulated Marketing Committees (RMCs), is a common sight in Koraput district every procurement season.This season has been no different but for the unexpected rains. Lack of basic …
  • Tribal villagers in Koraput protest boundary wall work of NALCO 02 Dec 2018 05:09 By Express News Service KORAPUT:  A Clash erupted between tribal villagers and some supporters of Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL) over construction of a boundary wall of NALCO under Damanjodi police limits on Saturday. NALCO had awarded the tender for …
  • CBI books eight HAL employees of Koraput unit for conspiracy 26 Oct 2018 06:31 Express News Service BENGALURU: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed an FIR against eight employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) attached to its Engine Division in Koraput, Odisha. The employees have been accused of criminal conspiracy, …
  • Dengue patient denied bed in Koraput MCH 02 Sep 2018 03:52 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even a year after being operational, the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital (MCH) - the  first MCH in KBK region - continues to function sans adequate infrastructure and health professionals. Patients are the …
  • Teachers’ Day: Koraput teacher finds local resources for science practicals, to be awarded 30 Aug 2018 13:13 By: PTI | Koraput | Published: August 30, 2018 6:31:48 pm The 48-year-old teacher is all set to receive the National Award for Teachers-2017 in New Delhi on September 5 (Image source: unsplash.com)  Taking science practical classes in rural schools of …
  • Landslides in Koraput hit rail, road link 20 Aug 2018 02:25 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Rail and road connectivity to Koraput district has been badly affected due to frequent landslides resulting from incessant rains for the last two weeks. The railway line linking Koraput with Rayagada has become a dangerous …
  • Focus on relief in Koraput 23 Jul 2018 01:54 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The rain-ravaged Koraput district is slowly limping back to normalcy as water level of different rivers started receding on Sunday. Despite rain in some areas in the last 24 hours, water started receding in Kolab, Saveri, …
  • Market worry for Koraput's veggie growers 12 Jul 2018 12:41
  • Cabinet nod for water projects in Koraput 22 Jun 2018 01:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:The State Government has decided to implement rural piped water projects under one package to provide safe drinking water in Koraput district.A proposal in this regard was approved at the meeting of the State Cabinet …
  • Illegal stone mining continues unabated in Odisha's Koraput 17 Jun 2018 01:18 By Express News Service KORAPUT: Despite the recent Bariput stone quarry tragedy which claimed the lives of two persons,  the district administration of Koraput is yet to curb illegal blasting and exploration of stones in the tribal areas. Over 100 stone …
  • Potato mission fails in Koraput 19 May 2018 02:07 By Express News Service KORAPUT: The much-hyped potato mission launched in 2014-15 to achieve self-sufficiency in tuber production and storage capacity in four years has proved to be a failure in the district.Though the officials in the district …
  • Two Koraput tribal villages to be declared ‘smokeless’ 17 Apr 2018 10:37 By: PTI | Koraput (odisha) | Published: April 17, 2018 3:49:36 pm On the occasion, at least 18 LPG panchayats with 500 women in each panchayat, will be created in the 14 blocks of the district. Representational Image/ Reuters Two tribal villages in …
  • Natural dye lesson from Koraput 25 Mar 2018 18:58 Koraput: Natural way is the best way to go. And this is true of the dyes that colour your clothes as well. Working on this principle, the mirigan community of Kotpad, situated at a distance of about 70 kilometres from here in the district, prepare dyes …
  • Tribal woman makes it to plan board, brings cheer to Koraput 24 Mar 2018 01:37 JEYPORE: The announcement of making a 56-year-old tribal woman of Patraput village in Koraput district a member of the State Planning Board has brought cheer for the widow as well as the locals. Villagers and elected representatives of Jeypore block are …
  • Students' unrest at Koraput Central University: Vice-Chancellor declares sine die 19 Mar 2018 16:28 The Koraput Central University Vice-Chancellor Sachidananda Mohanty declared sine die and instructed the students to vacate the hostels immediately before 10 am on Thursday after a students' unrest. The students were seen outside the university campus …
  • Maoist hideout busted by BSF in Odisha's Koraput 09 Mar 2018 07:24 File Photo of BSF soldiers. | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The BSF busted a Maoist hideout and seized arms and explosives in the Chiliba forest in Koraput district in Odisha, BSF sources said. Acting on a tip-off, BSF's 13 battalion conducted combing operation in …
  • Maoist hideout busted by BSF in Odisha's Koraput district 09 Mar 2018 06:35 File Photo of BSF soldiers. | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The BSF busted a Maoist hideout and seized arms and explosives in the Chiliba forest in Koraput district in Odisha, BSF sources said. Acting on a tip-off, BSF's 13 battalion conducted combing operation in …
  • Public hearing on displaced organised at Koraput: 'Historical injustice towards the displaced', says jury 28 Feb 2018 08:06 A day-long public hearing of the displaced people was organized at the campus of Tribal Museum in Koraput of Odisha state on February 27, 2018. Many displaced people deposed before an esteemed jury comprising of Prof Manoranjan Mohanty, Dr Bidyut Mohanty, …
  • Koraput victim's brother moves Supreme court... 11 Feb 2018 03:44
  • Koraput victim's brother moves Supreme court for justice 11 Feb 2018 02:13
  • Koraput victim's brother move Supreme court for justice 10 Feb 2018 18:17
  • Koraput museum houses neglect 08 Feb 2018 20:14 Koraput: The district museum in Jeypore is a picture of neglect. It resembles more a haunted house with its dust-laden floors, cobwebs hanging from every nook and cranny than a home for artefacts. Sources attributed its sorry state to irregularities and …
  • Rights team in Koraput to probe death 05 Feb 2018 20:45 Koraput: A five-member team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday reached Koraput and started its probe into the circumstances that led to the suicide of the Kunduli gang-rape victim. The team - led by deputy superintendent of police …
  • Crime Branch team visits Koraput for Kunduli probe 31 Jan 2018 00:11 KORAPUT: A five-member State Crime Branch team, which is investigating the Kunduli gang-rape incident, visited the forensic department of district police and Laxman Nayak Medical college here on Tuesday to gather information pertaining to the case. Earlier …
  • Koraput rape case: Odisha DGP asks crime bra... 29 Jan 2018 10:37
  • Koraput rape case: Odisha DGP asks crime branch to probe forensic test discrepancy 29 Jan 2018 10:25
  • Daughter of the first Collector of Odisha's Koraput district under British India arrives on a visit 29 Jan 2018 09:59 Alex Tanner, daughter of RCS Bell (ICS) was born in Vellore in 1947 when RCS Bell was the Collector of North Arcot district of the then Madras State. RCS Bell was a civil servant in British India. He was the first Collector of undivided Koraput distirct …
  • Poaching threat to quails in Koraput 27 Jan 2018 19:25 Koraput: Mountain quails, found in the hilly areas of Koraput, locally known as Gunduri, are on the verge of extinction because of rampant poaching. According to the Wildlife Protection Act, capturing and killing of these birds is a non-bailable offence. …
  • Koraput rape: BJP, Congress term forensic flip-flop a cover-up 27 Jan 2018 12:24
  • Koraput rape: BJP, Congress term forensic fl... 27 Jan 2018 12:12
  • Koraput gang-rape: Congress calls for bandh 24 Jan 2018 05:45 [India], January 24 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday called for a state-wide Bandh to protest against the suicide of an alleged gang-rape victim in Kunduli village of Odisha's Koraput district. The Congress workers also blocked railway tracks at …
  • 'Rape' survivor commits suicide in Odisha's Koraput district 22 Jan 2018 11:32
  • Nalco seeks approval for Pottangi bauxite mining lease in Koraput 16 Jan 2018 13:10 National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has sought green flag for the Pottangi bauxite mining lease spread over 697 hectares in Koraput district in Odisha. The company's application would be vetted on January 19 by the expert appraisal committee of the …
  • Koraput plastic ban 07 Jan 2018 19:02 Koraput: The district administration has decided to ban the use of polythene bags and plastic cups in the town. It held a meeting on Saturday in this regard with various stakeholders and appealed to town residents and others concerned, including …
  • Neglect trips tourist flow in Koraput 04 Jan 2018 19:38 SCENIC: The Duduma waterfalls in Koraput district. Telegraph picture Koraput: Lack of basic infrastructure and marketing of the travel destinations has resulted in poor tourist footfall in the district, which is other otherwise regarded as a scenic place …
  • Koraput shivers, worries over fog 27 Dec 2017 19:48 Koraput: Tuesday night became the coldest night in the district so far with the mercury-level going down by 6 degrees Celsius from the normal. People woke up to dense fog on Wednesday morning that brought the visibility down to zero in several parts of the …
  • Koraput shivers in extreme cold 27 Dec 2017 07:24 JEYPORE: With the night temperature dipping below 7 degree Celsius in Koraput, the district administration has asked officials of Revenue and Health departments to remain alert. As per reports, both day and night temperatures fell four degrees as compared …
  • 15 BSF jawans hurt as vehicle carrying them skids off Laxmipur-Rayagada road in Odisha's Koraput 20 Dec 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR: At least 15 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured on Wednesday after the van in which they were traveling skidded off the road and fell into a 10-feet deep pit in Koraput district. Sources said the incident occurred when about …
  • Below 10 degree celsius at Phulbani, Koraput 20 Dec 2017 03:30 A thin layer of ice in Daringbadi | Express PHULBANI: Normal life was hit after mercury dropped to 4.5 degrees Celsius, the lowest this season so far, in Phulbani town of Kandhamal district on Tuesday. Similarly, the temperature stood at 8 degree Celsius …
  • Odisha: Tribal woman denied entry in Koraput hospital, gives birth in near drain 17 Dec 2017 14:58 People take 30-year-old woman inside the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, after she gave birth to a baby in a drain.Twitter Even before the Dana Majhi incident in Odisha where he walked 10 km carrying his wife's corpse faded from …
  • Damaged rail bridge on Kottavalasa-Koraput-Kirandul line repaired, services to resume on 09 Dec 2017 13:54 For representational purposes | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The railway bridge on the Koraput-Visakhapatnam line, which was badly damaged after a huge rock fell on it, has been repaired and the route will be opened for trains from December 11, the East Coast Railway …
  • Goods train derails in Odisha’s Koraput district; no one injured 08 Dec 2017 02:13
  • Anti-Maoist posters found in Odisha’s Koraput district 04 Dec 2017 11:20 By: PTI | Koraput | Published: December 4, 2017 3:48 pm Anti-Maoist posters condemning violence have surfaced in various parts of Odisha’s Koraput district, in a significant setback to the ultra outfits that are observing People’s Liberation Guerilla Army …
  • 'Raped' girl escorted to Koraput 27 Nov 2017 19:25 Cuttack: Government officials on Monday escorted back the alleged gang-rape survivor to Koraput from the SCB Medical College and Hospital here amid protest and tension. Tension had prevailed outside the medicine department for a while when Congress leader …
  • Koraput gangrape victim discharged from hospital 27 Nov 2017 14:21 CUTTACK: Amid high tension, the minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Koraput district in October, was discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday. Bowing to the pressure from her family, SCB authorities had to abruptly …
  • Koraput gangrape victim discharged from hosp... 27 Nov 2017 14:14 CUTTACK: Amid high tension, the minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Koraput district in October, was discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday. Bowing to the pressure from her family, SCB authorities had to abruptly …
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik orders judicial probe into Koraput gang rape case 08 Nov 2017 16:55 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:November 8, 2017 8:18 pm Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the alleged gang rape of a minor tribal girl in Koraput district last month. …
  • Koraput gangrape case: Orissa HC seeks probe... 03 Nov 2017 17:55
  • Koraput gangrape case: Orissa HC seeks probe report from state government 03 Nov 2017 17:24
  • Congress strike hits Koraput 16 Oct 2017 19:16 Bhubaneswar: Life was thrown out of gear by a seven-hour Koraput strike called by the Congress on Monday. The Congress was protesting against police's inability to arrest four security personnel allegedly involved in the gang-rape of a girl in the …
  • ‘Red flag’ tag for Koraput gang-rape, CB team rushed 12 Oct 2017 03:39 BHUBANESWAR/JEYPORE/KORAPUT: With the gang-rape of 14-year-old tribal girl snowballing into a major controversy over alleged involvement of uniformed men, the State police was on its toes even as Opposition Congress warned of a Koraput bandh if …
  • Red-flag tag on rape in Koraput 11 Oct 2017 22:01 Activists of various social organisations protest against the Koraput gang-rape at Master Canteen Square in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Picture by Ashwinee Pati Bhubaneswar, Oct. 11: Police today decided to treat yesterday's alleged gang-rape of a 14- …
  • Odisha police "red flags" gang rape of Koraput minor 11 Oct 2017 21:11 BHUBANESHWAR: The state police promised prompt and decisive action in the case of gang rape of a schoolgirl in Koraput that has shocked Odisha. Tension prevailed in the southern Odisha district of Koraput over the gang rape, allegedly by four security …
  • Girl gang-raped in Koraput forest 11 Oct 2017 08:10 Bhubaneswar, Oct. 10: A 14-year-old girl, a student of a government-run residential school for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe, was allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint by a group of four persons, who were in security uniform, in a Maoist-affected village …
  • Landslide hits rail traffic on Rayagada-Koraput route 05 Oct 2017 05:52 Stones on the railway track I Express RAYAGADA/KORAPUT: A Landslide occurred between Sikarpai and Keutagada railway stations in Rayagada district, disrupting train movement on Rayagada-Koraput route under East Coast Railways (ECoR) on Wednesday evening …
  • Congressmen lock district education office in Koraput 22 Sep 2017 06:47 Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria interacting with the DEO in Koraput | Express KORAPUT: Koraput Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria, along with his supporters, on Thursday gheraoed the District Education Office (DEO) protesting transfer of a primary …
  • Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane to launch Zero Hunger Programme on October 16 18 Sep 2017 17:20 NEW DELHI: Three districts - Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra - will initiate India's ambitious 'Zero Hunger' programme through interventions in farm sector on October 16 (World Food Day). Though many more …
  • Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College inaugurated in Koraput by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik 05 Sep 2017 07:56 The Koraput Medical College in the name of Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College (named after Saheed Laxman Nayak renowned tribal freedom fighter) was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik in Koraput on Monday. The Koraput Saheed Laxman …
  • Koraput gets medical college 04 Sep 2017 21:13 Bhubaneswar, Sept. 4: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital at Koraput in southern Odisha, about 500km from here, to improve health care standard of KBK region, considered to be the most …
  • Odisha: 21 ganja smugglers arrested in Koraput 20 Aug 2017 07:39 Koraput: In a special drive against ganja trade, police in Koraput district have arrested at least 21 ganja smugglers, in past few weeks, a police officer said. Cases registered recently by police under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act …
  • Koraput police show education door to former... 14 Aug 2017 13:59
  • Koraput police show education door to former Maoists 14 Aug 2017 13:17
  • Maoists kill Koraput Sarpanch in late night swoop 09 Aug 2017 06:55 A vehicle set afire by Maoists in Hatibari KORAPUT:In a late night swoop on Hatibari village in Koraput district on Monday, a group of Maoists killed a sarpanch and set fire to several vehicles. They left behind posters which accused the sarpanch of being …
  • BSF chopper makes emergency landing on road at Koraput 18 Jul 2017 14:38
  • Tomato prices: After Rs 100 at Koraput, it’s Rs 120 in Rourkela 15 Jul 2017 06:31 Reatailer said tomato is priced at an unprecedented Rs 120 per kg, a hike of almost three times in a fortnight (File | EPS) ROURKELA: A day after tomato price rose to Rs 100 per kg in Koraput district, the price of the staple vegetable for kitchen soared …
  • Tomato price skyrockets to L100 in Koraput 14 Jul 2017 04:49 JEYPORE: Prices of tomato in Koraput district have risen sharply from `30 to `100 per kg though it has no direct link with the new tax regime. Tomato was selling at `30 a month back. Residents of Jeypore, Koraput, Damanjodi, Sunabeda and Kotpad are faced …
  • ARSS Infrastructure Projects Ltd JV bags Koraput - Singapur Road Doubling Project 06 Jul 2017 17:41 A work order amounting to Rs. 71.57 Crores namely 'Koraput - Singapur Road Doubling Project: Construction of Major Bridge No. 1 (1x18.3m Composite Girder, RUB), Br. No3 (5x30.5m composite Girder), Br.No.6 (5x30.5 Composite Girder),Br. No.12 (1x12.2m + …
  • EOW arrests three in Koraput bank fraud case 12 Jun 2017 14:03
  • Administration unresponsive, people start canal work on their own in Odisha's Koraput 03 Jun 2017 03:56 Villagers constructing the canal to irrigate their agriculture fields in Narayanpatna block of Koraput district | Express KORAPUT: A Group of villages under Narayanpatna block in Koraput district is not getting water for irrigation for several years now. …
  • Two hardcore Maoists surrender in Odisha's Koraput 13 May 2017 02:53 The surrendered Maoists in police station on Friday | Express JEYPORE: Two hardcore Maoists, carrying a reward of `4 lakh each, surrendered before South West Range DIG S Shyni at Koraput on Friday. They have been identified as Dibya alias Suna Hikka, the …
  • Iffco to open e-bazaar in Koraput 09 May 2017 11:44 Iffco has already signed an MoU with the Regional Market Committee (RMC) of Koraput for the purpose, officials said. The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (Iffco) will open an e-bazaar in Koraput district to bring farmers under digital platform …
  • Vehicles torched by Left Wing Extremists to stop road work in Koraput 06 May 2017 01:02 One of the vehicles set on fire by the Maoists on Thursday night | Express KORAPUT: The Left Wing Extremists on Thursday night torched four road construction vehicles at Balla junction near Majhi Gumandi and Upara Gumandi villages under Narayanpatna police …
  • Tourism plan for Koraput 24 Apr 2017 22:55 Bhubaneswar, April 24: The state government will develop amenities in Koraput district in an attempt to boost tribal tourism in the state. Odisha Tourism will develop the Rathibali waterfall and create a food park along NH-26 in the district to attract …
  • Maoists slit throat, murder youth in Odisha's Koraput 22 Apr 2017 12:04 The police quoting the villagers said around 20 armed Maoists barged into the deceased’s house, dragged him outside and murdered him. Koraput (Odisha): Suspected Maoists rebels reportedly on Friday night killed a youth by slitting his throat at Pedaitiki …
  • Maoist killed in Koraput gunbattle 12 Apr 2017 23:14 ACTION TIME Bhubaneswar, April 12: An unidentified female Maoist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Leleri forest under Narayanpatna area of Koraput district, around 500km from here, early this morning. The exchange of fire took place …
  • SOG personnel exchange fire with Maoists in Koraput district 10 Feb 2017 18:01 By: PTI | Koraput | Updated: February 10, 2017 10:24 pm Security personnel belonging to Odisha’s elite Special Operation Group (SOG) and the Maoists exchanged fire at Kutudi forest in Koraput district on Friday , police said. “By evening today, there is no …
  • Tribal folk tales play out on Koraput stage 06 Feb 2017 23:28 Participants at the Sangeet Natak Akademi theatre festival in Koraput. Telegraph picture Bhubaneswar, Feb. 6: Sangeet Natak Akademi organised a theatre festival in Koraput district recently to promote the art form in the rural areas of the state. Artistes …
  • Koraput blast effect fells cop 06 Feb 2017 10:16 Bhubaneswar, Feb. 5: The state government today suspended assistant commandant of the special security battalion in Malkangiri Gopabandhu Tripathy in connection with the death of eight Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) personnel in a Maoist-triggered …
  • Koraput blast: Odisha government suspends senior cop 05 Feb 2017 22:46 The bodies were carried in coffins to Koraput town where senior officials paid their last respects. The Odisha government on Sunday suspended an assistant commandant of Odisha State Armed Police for dereliction of duty that led to the death of eight …
  • Crime branch to probe Koraput landmine blast 02 Feb 2017 16:50
  • Odisha: Death toll in Koraput landmine blast climbs to seven 02 Feb 2017 03:14 By: IANS | Bhubaneswar | Updated: February 2, 2017 8:37 am At least seven police personnel were killed and five injured in a landmine blast triggered by suspected Maoists in Odisha’s Koraput district on Wednesday. At least seven police personnel were …
  • Seven policemen killed in Koraput landmine blast 01 Feb 2017 21:49 Seven personnel of the Odisha police were killed when their vehicle was blown up, allegedly by Maoists, in a landmine blast on NH 26 near Sunki in Koraput district on Wednesday evening. Speaking to The Hindu after the search and rescue operation, Deputy …
  • Odisha Panchayat elections: 70 booths identified as hyper-sensitive in Koraput 18 Jan 2017 09:48 By: PTI | Koraput | Published:January 18, 2017 2:35 pm There are a total of 7,475 polling booths across the 21 constituencies in the district. As many as 70 booths have been identified as hyper-sensitive for ensuing Panchayat elections in Odisha’s Koraput …
  • Ganja worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Malkangiri 22 May 2019 06:58 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Ganja weighing 2,160 kg, being smuggled outside the State, was seized by Malkangiri Police in two different incidents on Monday. SP Jagmohan Meena said the contraband is worth `2.5 crore. In the first incident, …
  • Odisha sweats in heat, humidity 20 May 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Intense heat continued to make life miserable for residents of the State Capital which recorded 39.7 degree Celsius and 71 per cent humidity on Sunday. The neighbouring Cuttack also sizzled at 39.4 degree C and 68 per …
  • Cyclone Fani: Adequate steps taken to avoid outbreak of any epidemic in state, assures Odisha government 18 May 2019 12:27 Image Source : AP Cyclone Fani aftermath, outbreak of epidemic in Odisha Adequate steps have been taken to avoid the outbreak of any epidemic in the aftermath of cyclone 'Fani', the Odisha government claimed on Friday. According to an official …
  • ‘Red’ alert on Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border 15 May 2019 06:00 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Security has been beefed up in the bordering areas of the district following intelligence inputs on possibility of a Maoist strike. Five Maoists including three women armed cadres were shot dead in an encounter with Special …
  • Research raises hope for revival of indigenous rice 14 May 2019 04:06 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The indigenous rice varieties will gain popularity and help farmer’s economy in Kalahandi and Koraput region. A research conducted by Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Bhawanipatna, which is …
  • Odisha: BSF soldier injured in IED blast 13 May 2019 13:41 [India], May 13 (ANI): A BSF jawan sustained injuries in an IED blast near Saptadhara Bridge in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Monday. The injured soldier, identified as Jagpal Singh, is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Koraput, the district …
  • Maoists will be rooted out: Odisha DGP 10 May 2019 07:11 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Effective police action in Maoist areas has helped in controlling the menace to a large extent, said DGP Dr RP Sharma. The Maoists would soon be rooted out from the State, he added. Addressing media persons at Koraput after …
  • EVMs shifted to safety, says Odisha Chief Electoral Officer ahead of cyclone 03 May 2019 05:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) of Mohana and Parlakhemundi Assembly constituencies for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections have been shifted from MR Boys High School to the new EVM godown at the collectorate of …
  • CRPF loses 15 times more personnel for non-combat reasons 02 May 2019 06:44 New Delhi, Even as the CRPF has suffered several casualties in its fight against Maoists, factors such as heart attack, depression and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue are much bigger cause of deaths in the paramilitary force, according …
  • CRPF loses 15 times more personnel for non-combat reasons (IANS Exclusive) 02 May 2019 05:02 New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Even as the CRPF has suffered several casualties in its fight against Maoists, factors such as heart attack, depression and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue are much bigger cause of deaths in the paramilitary force …
  • Cyclone Fani: Odisha seeks helicopter, additional NDRF teams 30 Apr 2019 17:30 Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday requested the Centre to provide two helicopters and additional National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams for evacuation of affected people as cyclone Fani is likely to hit the coast of the …
  • Fani: Odisha seeks helicopters, additional NDRF teams 30 Apr 2019 17:30 Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday requested the Centre to provide two helicopters and additional NDRF teams for the evacuation of affected people as cyclone Fani is likely to hit the state’s coast on May 3. “We have requested …
  • Poll officials walk 15km with EVMs fearing Maoist attack 19 Apr 2019 21:32 PHULBANI: A polling party walked for over 15 km with electronic voting machines (EVMs) fearing Maoist attack, after the completion of second phase of Odisha elections 2019. According to reports, polling ended at 4 pm Thursday in booth no. 12 of Barahala in …
  • Phase II polling for LS, Assembly begins in Odisha 18 Apr 2019 03:39 Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of elections commenced in Odisha for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats on Thursday. Voting has commenced from 7 a.m. and it will continue till 6 p.m. in the state. In the Maoists-affected areas, the poll …
  • Odisha gears up for second phase of Lok Sabha, assembly polls 17 Apr 2019 10:17 Preparations for 2nd phase of polls have reached the final stage and necessary steps are taken to ensure free, fair and peaceful voting Bhubaneswar: Over 76.93 lakh voters will on Thursday decide the fate of 279 candidates, including Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Stage set for second phase polls in Odisha 17 Apr 2019 07:51 Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the second phase of polling for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats in Odisha on Thursday. A total of 76.93 lakh voters are eligible to cast their franchise for Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and …
  • Gurupriya connects Swabhiman Anchala to democracy 14 Apr 2019 06:45 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The Swabhiman Anchala displayed two facets on April 11, the day when the erstwhile cut-off region and a Maoist bastion went to polls. While Maoist threat kept voters of eight villages under Kunurpadar away from voting, the …
  • Women voters surprise all in 1st phase 13 Apr 2019 04:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded a total 73.76 per cent voter turnout in first phase General Elections held across four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies on Thursday. The figure is, however, marginally lower than the 2014 polls …
  • Odisha witnesses 73.76% voter turnout in 1st phase 12 Apr 2019 11:51 Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) The first-phase polling in Odisha, held in four parliamentary constituencies and 28 Assembly segments, witnessed a voter turnout of 73.76 per cent, said an election official on Friday. The figure was announced by Chief Election …
  • Odisha: 68 per cent and still counting 12 Apr 2019 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With no reports of violence, Odisha recorded over 68 per cent (pc) voter turnout till the last reports came in from first phase simultaneous polls held across four Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) and 28 Assembly …
  • Salwa judum link cost BJP MLA his life 11 Apr 2019 00:15 DANTEWADA: The road to the bamboo and tin-roofed home of BJP legislator Bhima Mandavi, is rocky, strewn with gravel and yet to reach his courtyard. Miles away, the road on which his vehicle was blown up to smithereens, is smooth, asphalted and being …
  • Odisha reels under heat wave 10 Apr 2019 18:48 Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave as eight places recorded maximum temperature above 40 degree Celcius on Wednesday. Western Odisha town Titlagarh recorded the highest temperature at 41.5 degree Celsius, said the …
  • Naveen Patnaik plays Bengali card to counter BJP 06 Apr 2019 07:08 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: WARY of the Bengali community shifting its loyalty to the BJP this time, Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik on Friday played the Bengali card to shore up the electoral fortunes of BJD’s  Nabarangpur Lok Sabha candidate Ramesh …
  • BJD puts halo around Patnaik while others talk parivartan 03 Apr 2019 03:35 Unlike some opposition leaders, Naveen Patnaik is not weighed down by the charge of dynastic politics but there is no dearth of family politicians in the BJD. The Parivar Politics When it comes to politics, Naveen Patnaik insists on keeping his family at …
  • BJD drops Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera  02 Apr 2019 05:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced candidates for one Lok Sabha and nine Assembly constituencies denying ticket to Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera from Jayadev seat. However, putting all speculations …
  • ‘Black magic’ rituals in Odisha govt hospital 01 Apr 2019 13:23 According to doctors at the hospital, “The shaman (gunia in Odia) was himself a patient at the hospital. (Photo for representational purpose) Puri’s District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) reportedly witnessed a shaman performing rituals on a minor girl on …
  • Campaigning a low key affair in Malkangiri 01 Apr 2019 06:12 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With just 10 days to go for the first phase polling of the General Elections, campaigning remains a low key affair in the district. Stringent enforcement of Model Code of Conduct across the district has taken the spark out …
  • Odisha: Ruling BJD gets a hologram for its campaign trail 31 Mar 2019 09:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Taking its campaigning for the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Odisha a step ahead of its political rivals, the BJD on Saturday launched 3D rallies using the advanced Hologram technology on vans in different parts …
  • Development, a far cry for Koya tribals in Malkangiri 26 Mar 2019 06:25 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Marigeta was once a safe haven for Maoists. Today, the only reminder of their presence is a “martyrs pillar” that stands in the centre of the village. When Maoists left the village five years back following setting up of a …
  • Hyderabad: Rs 7.2 crores cash seized ahead of elections 25 Mar 2019 23:48 [India], Mar 26 (ANI): Telangana police has seized Rs 7.2 crore cash as a part of its campaign to ensure free and fair elections, ADG, Law and Order, Jitender informed on Monday. He further said that special arrangements have been made in Naxal affected …
  • BJD announces 9 assembly constituencies candidates 25 Mar 2019 12:10 The names were declared by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, six days after the party released the first list of candidates on March 18. Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Sunday announced the names of candidates for nine assembly …
  • Martyr village neglected: NHRC warns Govt 25 Mar 2019 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has warned the State Government of coercive action for allegedly neglecting martyr Laxman Naik’s birth place Tentuligumma in Koraput district. Thickly populated Tentuligumma …
  • Chhattisgarh Excise Minister boost for Congress campaign 25 Mar 2019 04:43 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The entry of Chhattisgarh Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma in Koraput district as a Congress star campaigner has given a boost to the party’s prospects in Kotpad Assembly seat. Lakhma is scheduled to visit different Assembly …
  • Biju Janata Dal Names Candidates For 9 Assembly Constituencies In Odisha 25 Mar 2019 03:39 The names were declared by Chief Minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik. (File) Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Sunday announced the names of candidates for nine assembly constituencies for the upcoming elections. The names were …
  • 5 file nomination papers for Lok Sabha seat 20 Mar 2019 12:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As many as five persons filed their nomination papers on Tuesday. With this, the total number of nominations filed so far reached nine. Four persons had filed their papers on Monday. Of the five nominations, three were …
  • Is Dhali losing Bengali base in Malkangiri? 19 Mar 2019 02:49 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : The BJD on Monday withheld declaration of candidate for the Malkangiri Assembly seat even as it announced names for five segments under Nabarangpur Lok Sabha constituency.  The open warnings issued by its strong vote …
  • BSE Odisha: Exam panel fails to take decision on examinees whose maths answer sheets went missing 13 Mar 2019 12:14 The answer sheets of 108 students went missing from the examination centre in Malkangiri district last week. (Representational Image) The examination committee of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Tuesday could not take a ‘final’ decision about the …
  • Odisha: Naxals kill youth, torch vehicles in Malkangiri 12 Mar 2019 08:28 [India], Mar 12 (ANI): A group of Naxals on Monday night killed a youth at Kukurakunda village in Malkangiri district of Odisha and torched several vehicles, police said. According to reports, several armed Naxals had asked a contractor to stop road …
  • Unable to meet surgery expense, couple brands infant with hot iron 12 Mar 2019 05:55 By Express News Service   Bhanu Padal with her 12-day-old baby boy I ExpressMALKANGIRI: Inability to fund their newborn’s surgery forced a couple of Malkangiri to brand their 12-day-old son with a hot iron in Andhari village under Khairput block on Monday …
  • 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 …
  • Two smugglers held with 507 kg ganja 08 Mar 2019 06:29 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Chitrakonda police seized 507 kg of ganja worth `30 lakh and arrested two smugglers from Haryana here on Wednesday night. A team of police personnel intercepted a truck at Chitrakonda and found the contraband hidden in …
  • Women Maoists surrender before Odisha DGP 07 Mar 2019 22:47 The rebels were identified as Madi Sukanti and Kaushalya Khil. KORAPUT: Two women Maoists on Thursday surrendered before Odisha director general of police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma during his visit to Koraput district on Thursday. The rebels were …
  • BSE Odisha: Exam committee to decide fate of students whose answer sheets went missing 07 Mar 2019 18:53 The answer sheets of 108 students went missing from the examination center in Malkangiri district last week. (Representational Image) The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Wednesday said the fate of the 108 matriculation examinees whose answer sheets went …
  • Three teachers arrested 06 Mar 2019 04:47 Three teachers were arrested Tuesday in connection with missing OMR sheets of 108 students who had written the matriculation examination from a government-run school in Malkangiri district, officials said. Five persons, including four teachers and a peon, …
  • Odisha matric exam 2019 missing OMR sheets: Three teachers arrested 06 Mar 2019 04:40 Three teachers were arrested Tuesday in connection with missing OMR sheets of 108 students who had written the matriculation examination from a government-run school in Malkangiri district, officials said. Five persons, including four teachers and a peon, …
  • Not enough beds for patients 05 Mar 2019 06:15 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Jeypore lacks adequate number of beds to cater to the increasing number of patients. The Health Department had upgraded the Jeypore Sub-Divisional Hospital to DHH three months …
  • OMR Sheets Of 108 Odisha Matric Students Missing From Exam Centre 04 Mar 2019 14:50 NEW DELHI: OMR sheets of the Mathematics paper of 108 students who had appeared for matriculation examination were found missing from a government-run high school in Malkangiri district on Sunday. The matter came to light after the authorities of SSD High …
  • Odisha: OMR sheets of 108 students missing from exam centre 04 Mar 2019 11:21 The complaint said the optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets of nearly 108 students, who appeared for Mathematics exam on Saturday, have gone missing from the SSD High School premises. Representational Image OMR sheets of the Mathematics paper of 108 …
  • Light rains likely for next four days 03 Mar 2019 05:22 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Unseasonal rains may continue in the State for four more days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places in districts such as Sundargarh, …
  • Shortage of doctors cripples health care system in Malkangiri 23 Jan 2019 05:34 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Crippled by an acute shortage of doctors and paramedical staff, health care system in Malkangiri district is in dire straits. Nearly half of the posts of the doctors are lying vacant across the public health institutions …
  • Tribal girl from insurgent-hit Malkangiri clears civil service exams 22 Dec 2018 12:24 Malkangiri district is one of the remotest areas and a hotbed of Naxals in India. Bhubaneswar: 23-year-old Sandhya Samarath is in the limelight for clearing the Odisha Civil Services Examination-2017 from insurgent-hit Malkangiri. Malkangiri district is …
  • Malkangiri police counter underage driving 15 Nov 2018 04:09 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : District  police on Wednesday launched a drive to track down college students violating traffic norms. Police visited various colleges, including the Model Degree College and Malkangiri College, and collected …
  • Five Maoists Including Two Women Killed In Encounter In Odisha’s Malkangiri 05 Nov 2018 23:28 At least five Maoists, including two women, were killed in an encounter in a forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Monday, a senior police official said. Maoist leader 'Randev', however, managed to escape from the area which is considered …
  • Five Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Malkangiri district 05 Nov 2018 15:32 Image Source : PTI Representational Image Five Maoists including a woman were killed in cross firing, during an encounter with the Police, at Kalimela in the forest area in Malkangiri district, early this morning.  Additional Director General (ADG), …
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ wreaks havoc in Malkangiri 22 Sep 2018 01:27 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri is facing a flood-like situation in the wake of heavy rainfall triggered by cyclonic storm ‘Daye’. Korukonda block in the district is the worst hit as it received 403 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The …
  • Cyclone Daye hits Odisha coast, trigger heavy rainfall; Malkangiri worst-hit 21 Sep 2018 09:53 Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur early Friday causing heavy rain and Malkangiri district, which bore the brunt, was virtually cut off from the rest of the state. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said no loss …
  • Odisha: Malkangiri's first 'train' halts at a school 11 Sep 2018 03:38 KORAPUT: The Malyabanta Express has arrived in remote Malkangiri and 13-year-old Lachmi Madkami is ecstatic. So what if there’s no rail link to connect one of Odisha’s most dangerous districts, home to deep forests and deadly Maoist activity. The ' …
  • Two persons swept away in swollen rivers in Malkangiri 21 Aug 2018 23:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Torrential rains that triggered floods on Monday has hit life and submerged agriculture lands in the district. Two persons, who were swept away in rivers on Monday, are yet to be traced. Nilankantha Kollakora (60) of …
  • Class 10 girl found dead inside school hostel in Odisha's Malkangiri 03 Aug 2018 10:10 She was found with cut injury on her left wrist in the computer room of the hostel. Malkangiri: A Class 10 girl was found dead in the hostel of a government-run residential school at Sikhapali in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Friday. The …
  • After 46 years, 151 villages in Odisha’s Malkangiri get a bridge to mainland 26 Jul 2018 23:26 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: July 27, 2018 3:29:24 am Gurupriya Bridge in Malkangiri district. (Express Photo) THE LONG-AWAITED Gurupriya Bridge in Odisha’s Malkangiri district was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on …
  • Malkangiri at top Niti Aayog ranks for making improvement in key areas 01 Jul 2018 12:02 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI (ODISHA): Acknowledging the achievements made by Malkangiri district administration in various key fields, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, the Centre's policy think tank has put the tribal …
  • ‘Paree Express’ gets warm response in Malkangiri 11 Jun 2018 00:31 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:‘Paree Express’, the specially designed vehicle meant to sensitise people on various laws to deal with sexual abuse of girls and women, received warm response in Malkangiri. The vehicle, which had reached Malkangiri on …
  • Three sisters die of burn injuries in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police suspects suicide  19 Apr 2018 01:53 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: IN shocking incident, three unmarried sisters allegedly committed suicide by burning themselves alive in their house at Talasahi in the Malkangiri town on Wednesday . Even as their charred bodies were …
  • Flagged off at Malkangiri, bus enroute Hyderabad torched by Maoists in Chhattisgarh ​ 06 Mar 2018 21:54 Charred remains of the luxury bus | EPS MALKANGIRI: Hours after it was flagged off from Malkangiri, a luxury private bus en route to Hyderabad was torched by Maoists on National Highway- 30 at Kudthi within Dornapal police limits in neighbouring …
  • Govt approves 6 railway projects, Naxal-affected Malkangiri to get first rail line 21 Feb 2018 09:45
  • Naxal-hit Malkangiri to get first rail line 21 Feb 2018 09:44
  • Malkangiri rail connect 20 Feb 2018 21:30 Bhubaneswar: Maoist-dominated district Malkangiri is all set to get railway connectivity with Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approving a 130-km-long Jeypore-Malkangiri new line project. Railway …
  • CCEA approves Rs 2,676 crore Jeypore-Malkangiri railway project 20 Feb 2018 19:42 BHUBANESWAR: The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the crucial 130-km Jeypore-Malkangiri railway project at a cost of Rs 2676.11 crore. The project sanctioned in 2016-17 that would pass through the left wing extremism ( …
  • Odisha: Cabinet approves 130 km Jeypore-Malkangiri new railway project costing Rs 2,676.11 crore 20 Feb 2018 12:18 Image of Indian Railways used for representational purpose only. (PTI) BHUBANESWAR: The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved 130 km long Jeypore-Malkangiri New Line project at a …
  • Naxal-affected Malkangiri to get 1st railway line by 2022: Goyal 20 Feb 2018 11:15 Press Trust of India, New Delhi, Feb 20 2018, 15:34 IST Piyush Goyal. file photo. Odisha's Naxal-affected Malkangiri is set to get its first railway line by 2022 with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to the project that is expected to cost over Rs 2, …
  • BSF troops ferry woman patient to hospital in Malkangiri 17 Feb 2018 17:35 [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): In yet another humanitarian gesture, the Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Saturday came to the rescue of a woman patient, who needed immediate medical attention after giving birth in Malkangiri. BSF troops in the cut-off area …
  • Odisha-Andhra Pradesh plan anti-Maoist action in cut-off areas of Malkangiri 31 Jan 2018 00:11 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Police chalked out an action plan with its Andhra Pradesh counterparts and Border Security Force (BSF) for strategic deployment of security forces and area domination in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district which continues to be …
  • Odisha: 12 Maoist militia arrested in Malkangiri 27 Dec 2017 12:35 Image used for representational purpose. BHUBANESWAR: Malkangiri Police Wednesday arrested 12 militia members of CPI (Maoist) during a combing operation from different parts of the district. The district police intensified combing after the Maoists killed …
  • Red terror bleeds Malkangiri 21 Dec 2017 05:12 One of the vehicles torched by Maoists at Nilapadri village under Chitrakonda block | Express MALKANGIRI: In a second incident of Red terror in two days, Maoists brutally killed a tribal man in Piplapadar village of Nakamamudi panchyat within Chitrakonda …
  • Rebels kill another Malkangiri 'informer' 20 Dec 2017 20:11 Koraput: Maoists continued to defy security forces with another offensive in Malkangiri district with the murder of a farmer for allegedly being a police informer on Tuesday night. This is third consecutive day of rebel action in the district after they …
  • Red terror: Maoists kill man in Malkangiri 20 Dec 2017 03:30 MALKANGIRI: IN yet another instance of Red terror, Maoists on Monday night killed the abducted tribal man for being a police informer after keeping him hostage for two days. The deceased was identified as Muya Kawasi of Jandhraguda village under Temrupalli …
  • Maoists kill villager in Malkangiri 10 Dec 2017 19:33 Malkangiri: Alleged Maoists killed a man living in a remote Malkangiri village on Sunday morning in the latest incident of rebel violence. The suspected Maoists executed murdered the man suspecting him to be a police informer, said Malkangiri police …
  • Maoists gun down 'informer' in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 20:05 Bhubaneswar: Maoists on Sunday gunned down an alleged police informer who they also suspected of ferrying ration for security forces deployed in the "cut-off" area of Malkangiri district. Sources said that Sama Pangi was shot dead by a group of …
  • Maoists gun down 45-year-old boat driver in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 12:38 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: Throwing a serious challenge to security forces, the Left Wing Extremists gunned down a 45-year-old launch driver at Chitrakonda reservoir in presence of locals at 11 am on Sunday. After killing Sama …
  • Odisha: Maoists shoot dead boat driver in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 11:01 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: Throwing a serious challenge to security forces, the Left Wing Extremists gunned down a 45-year-old launch driver at Chitrakonda reservoir in presence of locals at 11 am on Sunday. After killing Sama …
  • Odisha's Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital faces blood shortage 16 Oct 2017 03:03 MALKANGIRI: The District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here is facing an acute shortage of blood. The blood bank does not have sufficient stock of blood as there has been a decline in the number of voluntary donors in the recent past. While there is a demand …
  • Death lurks again in Malkangiri 07 Oct 2017 00:15 Panic after mystery disease kills four children in Odisha district. Bhubaneswar: A “mystery” disease has killed four children in Odisha’s Malkangiri district even as the state government seems to have failed to learn from the recurrent killer Japanese …
  • Odisha: BSF jawan shoots self to death in Malkangiri 05 Oct 2017 07:45 Malkangiri (Odisha): A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, Dharam Singh, allegedly committed suicide on late Wednesday night in Odisha’s Malkangiri. The incident took place in Nayakguda area. Singh was immediately rushed to the Malkangiri District …
  • BSF to intensify anti-Maoist operations in Malkangiri 29 Sep 2017 06:01 For representational purposes (File | PTI) BHUBANESWAR: Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district and along Odisha’s border with Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The focus will be on Malkangiri and Tulsi Dongri …
  • Malkangiri stone quarry blast: Two dead, one injured 27 Sep 2017 03:25 [India], September 27 (ANI): At least two workers were killed and one severely injured following a blast at a stone quarry in the outskirts of the Malkangiri district headquarters in Odisha on Tuesday morning. The deceased have been identified as 55-year- …
  • Much-awaited Gurupriya bridge work nearing completion in Malkangiri 21 Sep 2017 06:22 Construction work on Gurupriya bridge underway in Malkangiri district | Express MALKANGIRI: Construction work on the much-awaited 910-metre long Gurupriya bridge project over Janbai river in Malkangiri district, is nearing completion.The Rs 172 crore …
  • Family flees village after Maoist threat in Malkangiri district 19 Sep 2017 06:00 MALKANGIRI :At least eight members of a family of Palem in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district have fled their village following Maoist threat. The incident had taken place on Wednesday last but came to fore on Monday when the family members informed …
  • Police introduces free education plan for surrendered Maoists in Malkangiri district of Odisha 29 Jul 2017 04:15 Surrendered Maoists during ‘Mission Education’ programme | Express MALKANGIRI:The district police has launched a new initiative 'Mission Education' to educate the surrendered Maoists and other unemployed poor and tribal youths. Speaking to …
  • Maoist couple carrying Rs 9 lakh reward surrenders in Odisha’s Malkangiri district 07 Jun 2017 11:33 Rama Kawasi (38) and wife Weli Madkami alias Malati (25) at the Malakangiri district police station. (Source ANI) A Maoist couple carrying a reward of Rs 9 lakh on their heads surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district in Odisha Wednesday. The …
  • Chhattisgarh cops pick up four villagers of Malkangiri 24 May 2017 02:35 Family members of Biswanath Madkami and Sukri Madkami | Express MALKANGIRI: Panic has gripped Maoist-hit Mahupadar village under Mathili police limits of Malkangiri district after Sukma police of Chhattisgarh picked up four tribal villagers including a …
  • Odisha: Bonda woman forced to pay bribe for C-section delivery in Malkangiri hospital 10 May 2017 02:40 In picture, Bonda woman Adibari Namni (Express Photo) A gynaecologist in Maoist-affected Malkangiri district was transferred out after a woman from Bonda tribe, one of the particularly vulnerable tribal groups, in Malkangiri district had to bribe him for C …
  • Maoists gun down 2 persons in Odisha’s Malkangiri 28 Apr 2017 21:20 The rebels have killed as many as seven persons this year in Koraput and Malkangiri districts branding them as police informers. Bhubaneswar: A week after killing a youth at Pedaitiki village under Narayanpatna block in Koraput district, suspected Maoists …
  • Odisha: Maoist surrenders before police in Malkangiri district 05 Mar 2017 11:00 By: PTI | Malkangiri (odisha) | Published:March 5, 2017 3:47 pm A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, surrendered before police in Malkangiri district on Sunday. The ultra, identified as Waga Kawasi (35) alias Raju of Kalimela area in the …
  • Sports hostel in Naxal infested Malkangiri soon 28 Feb 2017 02:11 BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has planned to construct a sports hostel in the tribal dominated and Naxal infested Malkangiri district to promote sporting activities. At present, 15 sports hostels are functioning in 14 districts of the State covering …
  • Two maoist operatives surrender in Malkangiri  23 Feb 2017 16:35 By: PTI | Malkangiri | Published:February 23, 2017 8:20 pm Two women Maoist operatives who carried Rs four lakh reward each on their heads, surrendered before the Police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday. The two, identified as Sumitra Madvi …
  • Odisha panchayat polls: No vote in 13 Malkangiri booths for fear of Maoists 15 Feb 2017 12:41 By: PTI | Malkangiri | Published:February 15, 2017 5:20 pm A large number of Bonda people, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), made queues before polling booths in Khairput block of the district. (Source: PTI) No one turned up to cast vote for …
  • Odisha: Polling personnel traced after 12 hours in Maoist-hit Malkangiri 14 Jan 2017 14:09 By: PTI | Malkangiri (odisha) | Updated: January 14, 2017 6:31 pm All the five personnel as well as an ex-sarpanch have been traced and they are safe, the SDPO said. (Source: Google Maps) Six persons, including five polling personnel, who had gone missing …
  • Poll officers missing in naxal affected Malkangiri triggers panic 13 Jan 2017 14:59 BHUBANESHWAR: Poll officers, and a local escorting them, are feared to have been kidnapped by left wing extremists in Odisha’s southernmost district of Malkangiri. Police was yet to confirm whether the officials who had gone to areas cut off by a reservoir …
  • Maoists abduct 5 poll officials and a villager in Malkangiri 13 Jan 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR/KORAPUT: To disrupt the rural poll process, Maoists reportedly abducted six people including five poll officials and a civilian from the cut-off area under Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district on Friday morning, the third day of filing …
  • Odisha: Maoists abduct 4 poll officials in Malkangiri 13 Jan 2017 11:45 A local villager Manoranjan Sisa too was abducted along with the officials. (File photo) Barely a month before the three-tier panchayat polls in the state are to be held, Maoists are reported to have abducted four officials in charge of elections and a …
  • Odisha: Its Naveen for fifth consecutive time 24 May 2019 09:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form government in Odisha for fifth consecutive time, trends of counting for the Assembly polls suggest. While BJD is leading in 113 seats, the BJP which is …
  • Saffron surge breaches Mamata Banerjee bastion 24 May 2019 07:50 West Bengal couldn't be immune to the saffron surge. Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): May 24, 2019 11:30am Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal could not remain immune to the …
  • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Full list of winners 23 May 2019 19:06 State Constituencies Leading/Winning Candidates Party Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands VISHAL JOLLY BJP Andhra Pradesh Araku GODDETI MADHAVI YSRCP   Srikakulam Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu     Vizianagaram       Visakhapatnam       …
  • Live: Modi dedicates victory to people of the country 23 May 2019 16:10 Modi, Sonia win with strong margins, while Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 345 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 7:50pm …
  • India elections 2019 live: Rahul Gandhi... 23 May 2019 12:38 Modi extends lead to over 4,36,000 votes in Varanasi. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 345 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 4.21pm Rahul Gandhi …
  • General election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 12:04 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2019 GODAM NAGESH Leading TRS 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2019 SATYAPAL SINGH BAGHEL Leading BJP 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2019 SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE …
  • India elections 2019 results live: BJP leads in 300 seats 23 May 2019 10:48 Rahul Gandhi trailing by over 15,000 votes against Smriti Irani in Amethi. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 345 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 2: …
  • Indian elections live: BJP leads in 300 seats,... 23 May 2019 09:23 Coalition led by PM Modi's alliance expected to win second term. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 349 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election (click here for infographic): 1:15pm …
  • Indian elections live: Rahul leads by 2.44 lakh... 23 May 2019 08:32 Rahul Gandhi is emerging as a clear winner in the southern tea district of Wayanad now. Leads + results: BJP and allies - 338 | Congress and allies - 92 Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election: 12:10pm Rahul …
  • Indian elections live: BJP makes good gains in... 23 May 2019 07:21 Mamata Banerjee jolted as BJP is leading with 16 seats. Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election: 11:00am #WestBengal: Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo leading from Asansol, BJP's Arjun Singh leading …
  • Indian elections live: Modi leads in Varanasi by... 23 May 2019 06:19 Security has been heightened outside BJP headquarters in Delhi. Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election: 10:05am PM Narendra Modi leads in Varanasi by 1.5 lakh votes. 10:00am BJP leader Dr Sambit Patra leading by …
  • Indian elections live: BJP leads in 295 seats,... 23 May 2019 05:49 Security has been heightened outside BJP headquarters in Delhi. Latest updates as votes are counted for India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election: 9:40am Kerala: Congress's Shashi Tharoor leading from Thiruvananthapuram by over 13,000 votes (file pic) …
  • BJP leading in Lok Sabha, BJD in Assembly in Odisha 23 May 2019 05:26 Bhubaneswar: As the vote count for the 21 Lok Sabha and 146 Assembly seats began in Odisha on Thursday morning, initial trends showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in Lok Sabha seats while the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Assembly. BJP' …
  • Odisha Election Results Live 23 May 2019 04:39 The stage is all set for counting of votes in 147 assembly seats and 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha which will put to rest all questions about the 5th term for Naveen Patnaik and the Modi wave in the cyclone-prone state. Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal won all the …
  • India general election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 02:20 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2014 GANDHI DILIPKUMAR MANSUKHLAL BJP Ahmedabad East 2014 PARESH RAWAL BJP Ahmedabad West 2014 DR. …
  • Odisha sweats in heat, humidity 20 May 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Intense heat continued to make life miserable for residents of the State Capital which recorded 39.7 degree Celsius and 71 per cent humidity on Sunday. The neighbouring Cuttack also sizzled at 39.4 degree C and 68 per …
  • Maoists will be rooted out: Odisha DGP 10 May 2019 07:11 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Effective police action in Maoist areas has helped in controlling the menace to a large extent, said DGP Dr RP Sharma. The Maoists would soon be rooted out from the State, he added. Addressing media persons at Koraput after …
  • Odisha records 73.08% polling in four phases 01 May 2019 10:55 Bhubaneswar, May 1 (IANS) Odisha recorded an overall 73.08 per cent polling in four phases, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said on Wednesday. Elections were held for the 21 Lok Sabha and 146 Assembly seats in Odisha in four phases. Polling …
  • Women voters surprise all in 1st phase 13 Apr 2019 04:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded a total 73.76 per cent voter turnout in first phase General Elections held across four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies on Thursday. The figure is, however, marginally lower than the 2014 polls …
  • Odisha witnesses 73.76% voter turnout in 1st phase 12 Apr 2019 11:51 Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) The first-phase polling in Odisha, held in four parliamentary constituencies and 28 Assembly segments, witnessed a voter turnout of 73.76 per cent, said an election official on Friday. The figure was announced by Chief Election …
  • Odisha: 68 per cent and still counting 12 Apr 2019 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With no reports of violence, Odisha recorded over 68 per cent (pc) voter turnout till the last reports came in from first phase simultaneous polls held across four Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) and 28 Assembly …
  • High turnout fields incumbency in play 12 Apr 2019 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The high turnout in the first phase polls to four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly seats has political circles abuzz with speculations over the outcome even as the main contenders BJD, BJP and Congress claimed …
  • Odisha records 41 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase till 1 pm 11 Apr 2019 09:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 41 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Thursday in the first phase simultaneous polls in Odisha. The elections are being held in four Lok Sabha and 28 assembly constituencies in the State. …
  • Odisha: 41% voter turnout recorded in six hours 11 Apr 2019 09:18 Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Around 41 per cent votes were polled in the first six hours for first phase of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha on Thursday. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar informed that as per the information …
  • Odisha records 22% voter turnout in 4 hours 11 Apr 2019 07:17 Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Nearly 22 per cent of the 60.03 lakh voters cast their ballots in the first four hours of polling on Thursday for the four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats in Odisha in the first phase, an election officer said. Voting began at …
  • Voting underway for 4 LS, 28 Assembly seats in Odisha 11 Apr 2019 05:41 Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Voting was underway for four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats in the first phase of polling in Odisha on Thursday. A total of 60,03,707 electorate is eligible to vote. Twenty-six candidates are in the fray for four of the 21 Lok …
  • LS polls phase 1: Key highlights 11 Apr 2019 04:50 NEW DELHI: Ninety-one Lok Sabha seats are voting today as part of Phase 1 of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections. A total of 18 states and two union territories – Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep – will be covered in this phase. What is at …
  • All you need to know about the first phase of polling 10 Apr 2019 03:35 91 seats. 21 states and Union territories. Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com gives the lowdown on the constituencies going to polls in the first phase on April 11. Photograph: PTI Photo Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha kick off on April 11 with the first phase of …
  • High voltage poll campaign for phase-1 ends in Odisha 09 Apr 2019 12:38 Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) The hectic and high voltage campaign for four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats in Odisha, going to the polls in the first phase on April 11, concluded on Tuesday. Over 60 lakh voters will decide the fate of 217 candidates …
  • 59 ‘crorepatis’ in fray in Odisha polls’ first phase 07 Apr 2019 18:01 Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) At least 59 crorepati candidates are seeking their fate in the first phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha slated to be held on April 11. Out of the 26 candidates for the four parliamentary constituencies, 10 have …
  • What prompted BJP to stop funding KBK schemes: Naveen Patnaik asks PM Modi 07 Apr 2019 06:56 NABARANGPUR: Odisha chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Saturday sought to know from the BJP the reason behind discontinuation of funding for KBK scheme after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised the state government accusing it of …
  • Naveen Patnaik plays Bengali card to counter BJP 06 Apr 2019 07:08 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: WARY of the Bengali community shifting its loyalty to the BJP this time, Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik on Friday played the Bengali card to shore up the electoral fortunes of BJD’s  Nabarangpur Lok Sabha candidate Ramesh …
  • Another senior BJD leader joins BJP 02 Apr 2019 18:45 BHUBANESWAR: BJD founding member and former Odisha minister Raghunath Mohanty joined the BJP on Tuesday, two days after he quit the ruling party. Mohanty joined the BJP at its state headquarters in presence of Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and the …
  • Don't repeat mistake of electing an English speaking CM: Amit Shah 01 Apr 2019 15:53 PARLAKHEMUNDI/UMARKOTE (ODISHA): BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday cautioned the people of Odisha not to repeat the mistake of electing an english speaking chief minister who cannot understand their feeling. Shah was targetting Naveen Patnaik whom he …
  • Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amend Nota rules for it to make a difference, say poll observers 01 Apr 2019 04:08 PUNE: Disillusioned voters may opt for None of the Above (Nota) in the upcoming elections, but other than statistics, it will not have any effect on the Lok Sabha polls. Election rules will have to be amended by the government in case of parliamentary …
  • Amend Nota rules for it to make a difference, say poll observers 31 Mar 2019 23:21 Pune: Disillusioned voters may opt for None of the Above (Nota) in the upcoming elections, but other than statistics, it will not have any effect on the Lok Sabha polls. Election rules will have to be amended by the government in case of parliamentary …
  • BJD MP Arjun Sethi, ex-MP Mohan Jena join BJP 30 Mar 2019 15:26 Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) Sitting Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Arjun Charan Sethi and former MP Mohan Jena joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. Sethi, Bhadrak MP and former Union Minister, who had resigned from the BJD earlier on Saturday …
  • Chhattisgarh Excise Minister boost for Congress campaign 25 Mar 2019 04:43 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The entry of Chhattisgarh Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma in Koraput district as a Congress star campaigner has given a boost to the party’s prospects in Kotpad Assembly seat. Lakhma is scheduled to visit different Assembly …
  • BJD MP in BJP, may get Kandhamal ticket 23 Mar 2019 17:26 BHUBANESWAR: BJD Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh joined BJP on Saturday after quitting the party, becoming the third parliamentarian of the regional party to do so ahead of the simultaneous general and assembly elections in Odisha. As the BJP is yet …
  • BJP first list for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi from Varanasi, Amit Shah gets Advani’s Gandhinagar seat 22 Mar 2019 10:03 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah. (Express Photo: Amit Mehra/File) Gearing up for a fierce electoral battle to retain power at the centre, the BJP appeared to have pruned the candidate list significantly. In the first list, the …
  • Full list of BJP candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections 22 Mar 2019 09:08 STR/AFP/Getty Images The Bharatiya Janata Party has released its first list of candidates contesting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections which will be spread out over April and May and will take place in seven phases. Prime Minister Modi will …
  • Check out when your constituency votes 22 Mar 2019 05:43 The Lok Sabha election will be held in 7 phases, beginning on April 11, 2019 and ending on May 19, 2019.On March 10, 2019, the Election Commission of India announced the poll schedule for the Lok Sabha elections.The votes will be counted on May 23, 2019. …
  • BJP declares first list of LS candidates for Odisha 21 Mar 2019 16:48 Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday declared the first list of 10 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Odisha. The state accounts for 21 Lok Sabha seats. While Union Minister Jual Oram will contest from Sundargarh, …
  • Kandhamal MP to join Congress: OPCC president 21 Mar 2019 10:04 She is likely to formally join the party on March 23 or 24," Patnaik said. Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh will join the opposition Congress, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik said Thursday. Singh had …
  • Will rebels queer the pitch for BJD? 20 Mar 2019 12:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Strong resentment over distribution of tickets in the ruling BJD spilled into the open on Tuesday with two sitting MPs, Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh and Arka Keshari Deo, voicing their protest against the decision of …
  • As election season starts, Ruling BJD in Odisha faces real challenge in two decades 20 Mar 2019 08:48 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: For the first time in around two decades, the ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha is finding the coming assembly and Lok Sabha polls an uphill task in the face of tough challenges from the BJP and the Congress, besides the discontentment …
  • Unhappy BJD leaders pose headache for party 20 Mar 2019 07:53 Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Managing disgruntled leaders appears to be a big headache for Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as several leaders have quit the party while others have expressed their displeasure after being denied party ticket. The BJD …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from two assembly constituencies 19 Mar 2019 07:01 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will contest, for the first time in his twenty year long political career, from two assembly constituencies in 2019. Patnaik, announcing the Biju Janata Dal’s first list of 54 legislature and nine …
  • Is Dhali losing Bengali base in Malkangiri? 19 Mar 2019 02:49 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : The BJD on Monday withheld declaration of candidate for the Malkangiri Assembly seat even as it announced names for five segments under Nabarangpur Lok Sabha constituency.  The open warnings issued by its strong vote …
  • Congress’ 1st list for Odisha LS, Assembly polls out 19 Mar 2019 01:56 Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) The Congress has released the first list of its party candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha. The party on Monday night released the list of candidates for six of 21 Lok Sabha, and 36 of 147 Assembly seats in …
  • BJD Names Candidates For First Two Phases, Naveen To Contest From Hinjli, Bijepur Assembly Seats 18 Mar 2019 19:58 Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik announced Monday that he will contest from Bijepur in western Odisha apart from his traditional home turf Hinjili assembly constituency in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. …
  • BJD’s First List Of Candidates Is A Motley Mix Of Old And New Faces 18 Mar 2019 19:57 As expected, Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik has decided to contest from two Assembly seats in the upcoming elections: his old constituency of Hinjili in Ganjam district and Bijepur in Bargarh district. Bijepur was …
  • BJD names 63 Lok Sabha, Assembly candidates 18 Mar 2019 12:11 Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday declared the first list of nine Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly candidates. Former Union Minister Chandra Sekhar Sahu, who had crossed over to the BJD …
  • Odisha Congress MLA Prakash Chandra Behara joins BJP 17 Mar 2019 10:22 Category: Politics Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Mar 17, 2019, 3:45 pm IST Updated: Mar 17, 2019, 3:45 pm IST Cuttack: Congress MLA from Salepur (Cuttack) Prakash Chandra Behera joined BJP on Sunday, a day after he quit the Congress party. He joined …
  • Party hopping continues in Odisha 17 Mar 2019 06:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As political parties get down to the difficult business of candidate selection for the upcoming General Elections, party hopping by aspirants continued with the ruling BJD emerging as the favoured destination for a …
  • Odisha BJP chief's nephew Harish Chandra Panda joins BJD 16 Mar 2019 15:39 [India], Mar 16 (ANI): Harish Chandra Panda, the nephew of Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party president Basant Kumar Panda on Saturday joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Panda was welcomed in the party in the presence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. …
  • Defections in Odisha pick up ahead of elections 16 Mar 2019 14:52 Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Leaders switching loyalties ahead of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha have been proving a a major headache for political parties. The state is witnessing an increasing rate of defections with politicians …
  • Sitting BJD MP from Odisha joins BJP 16 Mar 2019 10:50 New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) In a setback to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the party’s sitting MP Balabhadra Majhi from Odisha’s Nabarangpur district joined the BJP on Saturday. He quit the party on Thursday amidst reports …
  • Seven families ostracised after woman goes missing 16 Mar 2019 07:47 By Express News Service JEYPORE: In yet another sordid incident of social evil, seven families of Derkuguda village in Nabarangpur district have been ostracised by villagers over a case of missing woman. The family members have been denied access to water …
  • Odisha legislator quits BJD ahead of elections 15 Mar 2019 14:34 Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Sukanta Nayak on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party, ahead of the Assembly elections in Odisha. Nayak’s resignation came a day after BJD’s Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi quit the …
  • Sitting MP Balabhadra Majhi resigns from Biju Janata Dal 14 Mar 2019 16:21 [India], Mar 14 (ANI): Sitting Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Balabhadra Majhi on Thursday resigned from the party over various issues with the party leadership. “I have submitted my resignation letter to party chief Naveen Patnaik. As a sitting MP, I was not …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik starts exercise for candidate selection 14 Mar 2019 07:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday formally started the process for selection of candidates for the first phase polls in Odisha scheduled on April 11. Four Lok Sabha seats - Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and …
  • Congress objects to ‘saris’ given by BJD 13 Mar 2019 23:23 The party further alleged that the sarees were transported in a vehicle, the number plate of which was changed. BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday accused the ruling-BJD of violating the model code of conduct in Nabaragnpur …
  • For first time, Odisha to vote in 4 phases 11 Mar 2019 06:00 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: For the first time in its electoral history, Odisha will go to simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in four phases starting April 11. The elections were conducted in two phases last time. As per the …
  • Not enough beds for patients 05 Mar 2019 06:15 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Jeypore lacks adequate number of beds to cater to the increasing number of patients. The Health Department had upgraded the Jeypore Sub-Divisional Hospital to DHH three months …
  • Agriculture needs long-term action beyond financial support packages 27 Feb 2019 19:19 Farm labourers at a field in Tundagudda village of Odisha’s Nabarangpur district, one of India’s poorest. (Express Archive) The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme provides financial support of Rs 6,000 annually, payable in three equal …
  • Naveen Patnaik promises to conserve tribal culture 27 Feb 2019 07:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to woo the tribals ahead of the upcoming polls, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated upgraded infrastructure of 3000 ‘sacred groves’ and 400 tribal cultural clubs in nine districts through video …
  • Dialysis unit non-functional for want of staff, patients suffer in Odisha 23 Feb 2019 06:51 By Express News Service  NABARANGPUR: Absence of doctors and trained staff has deprived patients suffering from kidney diseases of dialysis at the district headquarters hospital here.The State Government, as part of its efforts to provide better and …
  • Odisha cabinet approves ‘Khushi’ to provide free sanitary napkins 22 Feb 2019 17:24 Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Friday approved Khushi scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state. The government has decided to spend Rs 466.08 crore in 5 years to improve menstrual hygiene among adolescent …
  • Over 30 lakh farmers get Kalia assistance in Odisha 22 Feb 2019 14:29 As many as 30,40,038 small, marginal, landless farmers and share croppers have benefited from Odisha government’s flagship Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme, officials said on Friday. Small, marginal and landless …
  • Odisha targets 30,000 jobs in BPO sector by 2022, rolls out new policy 21 Feb 2019 14:38 Odisha has rolled out an attractive business process outsourcing (BPO) policy to lure investors as it aims to create 30,000 jobs in the sector by 2022. The draft Odisha BPO policy-2019, prepared by the state Electronics and IT Department, promises a …
  • Odisha govt disrespecting freedom fighters: Yogi Adityanath 20 Feb 2019 13:35 Category: India, News Posted by sana Published: Feb 20, 2019, 6:32 pm IST Updated: Feb 20, 2019, 6:32 pm IST Bhubaneswar: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the Odisha government is disrespecting freedom fighters by not …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha 19 Feb 2019 15:23 Category: India, News Posted by sana Published: Feb 19, 2019, 7:05 pm IST Updated: Feb 19, 2019, 7:05 pm IST Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Rayagada. …
  • Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha 19 Feb 2019 13:39 Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Rayagada. The LPG plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will be spread over 21 acres and …
  • Traders unite for Pulwama martyrs, bandh total 19 Feb 2019 06:24 By Express News Service Traders in Odisha on Monday extended support to the nation-wide strike called by the Confederation of All India Traders’ (CAIT) protesting Pulwama terror attack which claimed 43 lives.In Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Rayagada …
  • Odisha: AICC focuses on 11 of 21 Lok Sabha seats 15 Feb 2019 20:38 The screening committee is going by the party chief’s formula of selecting candidates from grassroots level. Bhubaneswar: All-India Congress Committee (AICC) has approached the selection of candidates in Odisha with a different strategy, ahead of the …
  • IFR titles: Food commission wants special land demarcation drive 12 Feb 2019 05:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With  nearly 30 per cent of beneficiaries yet to get Individual Forest Rights (IFR) due to delay in demarcation of land, the Odisha State Food Commission has requested district Collectors to launch a special drive for …
  • Agri trade policy: A belated move from pro-consumer to pro-producer 07 Feb 2019 03:11 The best indicator of the Modi government’s trade policy shift is pulses. (Ilustration: CR Sasikumar/File) If there’s one proof of the Narendra Modi government’s trade policy undergoing a distinct shift over the last nearly two years in response to …
  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha on Feb 6, Shah on Feb 15 07 Feb 2019 03:03 Bhubaneswar: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s visit to Odisha due on February 15 — his third this year — the saffron party appears determined to hit the ground running in the state, where the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections …
  • Modi govt has robbed you, Rahul tells Odisha tribals 06 Feb 2019 21:26 BHAWANIPATNA (KALAHANDI): In a bid to woo tribals and farmers, who constitute about 22 per cent and 70 per cent of Odisha’s nearly 4.5 crore population, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a public gathering at Bhawanipatna on Wednesday, …
  • Tribal development on lips, Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi, Naveen Patnaik 06 Feb 2019 15:43 BHAWANIPATNA (KALAHANDI): In a bid to woo tribals and farmers, who constitute about 22 per cent and 70 per cent of Odisha’s nearly 4.5 crore population, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a public gathering at Bhawanipatna on Wednesday, …
  • Rahul to visit Odisha on Feb 6, Shah on Feb 15 05 Feb 2019 12:53 Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s visit to Odisha due on February 15 — his third this year — the saffron party appears determined to hit the ground running in the state, where the Lok Sabha and the Assembly …
  • Odisha govt forced state farmers to sell paddy below MSP: says Dharmendra Pradhan 28 Jan 2019 13:53 [India], Jan 28 (ANI): Odisha government has forced the state's farmers to sell below the minimum-support-price fixed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. …
  • Odisha inks MoU for 102 digital dispensaries across 23 districts 23 Jan 2019 01:50 [India], Jan 23 (ANI): In remote areas of Odisha, where it is often difficult for people to access doctors, especially for minor ailments, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led government has harnessed the power of technology to bring the services of an MBBS …
  • Suspecting of extramarital affair, woman chops off husband's genitals 21 Jan 2019 23:47 In a bizarre incident, a man was left in a critical condition after his wife chopped off his genitals suspecting him of having extramarital affair. The incident was reported from Udayapur Village in Tentulikhunti block of Nabarangpur, when the woman …
  • Odisha seeks Rs 1,534 crore Central aid for drought-hit farmers 29 Dec 2018 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has sought Central assistance of Rs 1,534.82 crore to undertake relief measures for drought-hit farmers in nine districts of the State. As crop loss (mainly paddy) of 33 per cent and above has been recorded in …
  • Odisha seeks Rs 15.34 bn assistance for helping drought-affected farmers 28 Dec 2018 21:35 Odisha has sought an assistance of Rs 15.34 billion from the central government towards mitigation of farmers' problems due to the drought situation in certain pockets of nine districts, an official said on Friday. The state government, in its …
  • Odisha seeks financial assistance for helping drought-affected farmers 28 Dec 2018 12:09 The crop loss of nearly 33pc has been recorded in pockets of nine districts in Odisha. Bhubaneswar: Odisha has sought an assistance of Rs 1,534.82 crore from the central government towards mitigation of farmers' problems due to the drought situation in …
  • Odisha government evacuates 11,600 people as Cyclone Phethai makes landfall in neighbouring Andhra 18 Dec 2018 11:28 Image Source : PTI Representational Image The Odisha government has evacuated more than 11,000 people to safety zones after the announcement about Cyclone Phethai making landfall in Andhra Pradesh coast and the IMD forecasting heavy rainfall in the region. …
  • Cyclone Pethai makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh, one killed in heavy rains, normal life hit in coastal districts 17 Dec 2018 13:27 One person was killed in a landslide caused by heavy rains in Vijayawada city but no other casualties have been reported from elsewhere so far Cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh Monday afternoon bringing …
  • Cyclone Phethai: Schools to remain shut in East Godavari district for two days 17 Dec 2018 11:49 The East Godavari district collector Kartikeya Misra has announced two days of holiday for the schools in eight coastal mandals. Representational Image/ File With Cyclone Phethai likely to make a landfall on coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh on Monday, …
  • Cyclone Phethai makes landfall in coastal districts of Andhra, normal life hit 17 Dec 2018 11:27 Cyclone Phethai made landfall in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday bringing moderate to heavy rains even as normal life remained hit in the coastal districts of the state. The Real-Time Governance Centre at the state Secretariat here …
  • Andhra Pradesh braces for Cyclone Phethai, landfall likely today 17 Dec 2018 08:28 Four districts in South Odisha have been experiencing rain since Sunday evening due to the cyclone, while Gangetic West Bengal is likely to experience heavy rain till Tuesday morning, Met department said. Photo: AFP Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Cyclone ‘ …
  • Odisha-drought-Nabarangpur 01 Nov 2018 14:34 [India], Nov 1 (ANI): The Odisha government on Thursday declared droughts of moderate and severe nature in 19 districts of the state. The calamity covers a total crop area of 2.33 lakh hectares covering 5,533 villages of 66 blocks in nine districts namely …
  • Nabarangpur​ anganwadi centres function sans buildings, basic infrastructure 27 Jul 2018 01:54 Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Children studying and having meals in the open and polythene-covered huts do not make for an ideal campaign picture for the Anganwadi programme. But, that is how the Anganwadi centres function in Nabarangpur district. Due …
  • Another baby branded in Nabarangpur to treat his respiratory problem 20 Jun 2018 01:02 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: In yet another case of inhuman practice, a six-month-old baby was branded with hot iron bangles to treat his respiratory problem in Nabarangpur district. The baby was admitted to the district headquarters hospital on …
  • Jeypore-Nabarangpur Railway project yet to start rolling 08 Aug 2017 04:27 NABARANGPUR: Even as the Railways Ministry sanctioned the new 38-km broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur last month as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, paper work for land acquisition for the project is yet to start. …
  • Nabarangpur district finds place on Railway map 10 Jul 2017 05:07 BHUBANESWAR: With the Ministry of Railways sanctioning the new broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, Nabarangpur district will now come in the railway map of India. The Odisha …
  • Chief Minister reviews Nabarangpur welfare plans 13 Apr 2017 02:41 BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the Health and Family Welfare Department to fill up vacant posts of doctor and paramedical staff in Nabarangpur district. As part of his special focus on development programme undertaken in four …
  • Odisha Panchayat elections: Nabarangpur leader says Congress may tie up with BJP to stop BJD 22 Feb 2017 21:02 WHILE “CONGRESS-MUKT Bharat” has been PM Narendra Modi’s mantra from before he assumed office, in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district a senior Congress leader said the party is not averse to coming to an understanding with the BJP to stop the “bigger enemy” — …
  • BSE Odisha 10th result 2019: Cheating reported despite ‘tight security’, pass percentage falls by 5.4% 21 May 2019 07:19 Odisha 10th result 2019 declared at bseodisha.nic.in and orrisaresults.nic.in. (Representational image) Odisha BSE 10th result 2019: The School and Mass Education department secretary, Pradipta Mohapatra, today declared the result for Odisha matric exams. …
  • Odisha sweats in heat, humidity 20 May 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Intense heat continued to make life miserable for residents of the State Capital which recorded 39.7 degree Celsius and 71 per cent humidity on Sunday. The neighbouring Cuttack also sizzled at 39.4 degree C and 68 per …
  • Odisha govt suspends four doctors in cyclone-hit Puri 18 May 2019 14:31 Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday suspended four doctors for dereliction of duty in Puri district which has been badly hit by the recent Cyclone Fani. The four suspended assistant surgeons were found absent during the visit of …
  • The boys from Telangana: 700 will return to Odisha with education, hopes of escaping brick kilns 16 May 2019 15:28 The 700-odd children are 6 to 14 years of age and 90 per cent of them passed class 5 this academic year while a few passed class 6 and 7 in the worksite schools. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha/Representational) As Odisha grapples with a drought-like …
  • Research raises hope for revival of indigenous rice 14 May 2019 04:06 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The indigenous rice varieties will gain popularity and help farmer’s economy in Kalahandi and Koraput region. A research conducted by Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Bhawanipatna, which is …
  • Lok Sabha polls: EVM glitches, heat don't deter voters 11 Apr 2019 14:14 An elderly Indian voter shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at a polling station at Umsning under Ri-Bhoi district, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. India's gargantuan election, the biggest in history, kicked off on April …
  • Naveen Patnaik offers bouquet of sops to women voters 09 Apr 2019 05:54 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Targeting BJP over the unfulfilled promises, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Monday made a series of announcements including a provision of Rs 5 lakh loan to women self-help groups at zero per cent interest …
  • Naveen announces sops for women in BJD manifesto 08 Apr 2019 14:26 Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday unveiled the election manifesto for women promising to provide Rs 5,000-crore government work every year to the Self Help Groups (SHGs) under “ …
  • In the summer of elections, BJP feels the heat of dissent in Odisha 25 Mar 2019 15:26 After four years in power the Biju Janata Dal’s boat was understandably wobbly from the load of aspirants and incumbents. Ticket distribution, however, has not been smooth sailing for the Bharatiya Janata Party either. Its leaders found themselves locked …
  • Elections mean nothing for migrant workers 24 Mar 2019 06:46 Express News Service BALANGIR: The hustle and bustle of the polls has gripped rural areas of Odisha but the upcoming festival of democracy brings no cheer to Bairagi Majhi of Manigaon village in Bangomunda block. The 65-year-old man and his wife Hema are …
  • BJD Names Candidates For First Two Phases, Naveen To Contest From Hinjli, Bijepur Assembly Seats 18 Mar 2019 19:58 Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik announced Monday that he will contest from Bijepur in western Odisha apart from his traditional home turf Hinjili assembly constituency in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. …
  • Party hopping continues in Odisha 17 Mar 2019 06:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As political parties get down to the difficult business of candidate selection for the upcoming General Elections, party hopping by aspirants continued with the ruling BJD emerging as the favoured destination for a …
  • Light rains likely for next four days 03 Mar 2019 05:22 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Unseasonal rains may continue in the State for four more days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places in districts such as Sundargarh, …
  • KALIA way better than PM-KISAN: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik 26 Feb 2019 08:17 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday reiterated that the State’s KALIA scheme was much better than the PM-KISAN scheme of the Centre. KALIA has shown the way to the entire country as far as farmers welfare is concerned, …
  • Odisha HSC paper leak: 5 teachers held for circulating question paper 25 Feb 2019 07:51 Mohanty said that of the nine erring teachers, five were arrested on Saturday and the rest will be held soon. Representational Image/ File  At least five school teachers were arrested Saturday for their alleged involvement in posting images of the …
  • Oil PSUs taken up education projects in 17 Odisha districts: Dharmendra Pradhan 25 Feb 2019 07:51 Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said PSUs under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas have taken up various corporate social responsibility projects to upgrade educational facilities in 17 of the 30 districts in Odisha Union Petroleum Minister …
  • Oil PSUs taken up edu projects in 17 Odisha districts: Pradhan 25 Feb 2019 06:38 BHUBANESWAR: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday said Public Sector Undertakings under his ministry have taken up various projects to upgrade educational facilities in 17 districts of Odisha. "The dream of New Odisha shall be incomplete …
  • Students take risky ferry ride to reach exam centre in Odisha 23 Feb 2019 00:22 The project was scheduled to complete last year. However, it is lying incomplete for reasons best known to the officials concerned. Bhubaneswar: Putting their lives at risk, around 40 students of Padiari School in Astaranga block of Puri district had to …
  • On first day of exam, Odisha HSC paper allegedly leaked on social media 22 Feb 2019 17:25 The Odia question paper surfaced on social media platforms in Nuapada and Dhenkanal districts. Representational Image/ File Minutes after the commencement of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination in Odisha on Friday, the question paper …
  • Eight officials suspended in Odisha after matric exam papers go viral on social media 22 Feb 2019 17:19 BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK: Eight officials-four centre superintendents and four invigilators- have been suspended on Friday after Odia language question papers went viral on social media while the examination was underway at 2953 centres across the state. …
  • Over 30 lakh farmers get Kalia assistance in Odisha 22 Feb 2019 14:29 As many as 30,40,038 small, marginal, landless farmers and share croppers have benefited from Odisha government’s flagship Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme, officials said on Friday. Small, marginal and landless …
  • HSC exam paper leaked on social media in Odisha (Lead, correcting intro) 22 Feb 2019 13:10 Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The question paper on the regional language Odia allegedly went viral on social media about an hour after the commencement of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination on Friday. This is the first day of the HSC …
  • HSC exam paper leaked on social media in Odisha 22 Feb 2019 12:13 Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Mother India Language (MIL) question paper allegedly went viral on social media about an hour after the commencement of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination on Friday. This is the first day of the HSC …
  • Odisha targets 30,000 jobs in BPO sector by 2022, rolls out new policy 21 Feb 2019 14:38 Odisha has rolled out an attractive business process outsourcing (BPO) policy to lure investors as it aims to create 30,000 jobs in the sector by 2022. The draft Odisha BPO policy-2019, prepared by the state Electronics and IT Department, promises a …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha 19 Feb 2019 15:23 Category: India, News Posted by sana Published: Feb 19, 2019, 7:05 pm IST Updated: Feb 19, 2019, 7:05 pm IST Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Rayagada. …
  • Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha 19 Feb 2019 13:39 Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Rayagada. The LPG plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will be spread over 21 acres and …
  • Plant at Rayagada for LPG users of S Odisha 16 Feb 2019 06:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha will soon have its sixth LPG bottling plant at Rayagada as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Navaratna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is going to set up a new facility in …
  • IFR titles: Food commission wants special land demarcation drive 12 Feb 2019 05:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With  nearly 30 per cent of beneficiaries yet to get Individual Forest Rights (IFR) due to delay in demarcation of land, the Odisha State Food Commission has requested district Collectors to launch a special drive for …
  • Five tiffin bombs seized from Maoist camp in Patdhara reserve forest 08 Feb 2019 06:42 By Express News Service NUAPADA: The Special Operations Group (SOG) which  busted a Maoist camp in Patdhara reserve forest under Boden police limits has recovered a cache of explosives and bomb-making materials.Nuapada SP, Smith P Parmar said security …
  • Modi govt has robbed you, Rahul tells Odisha tribals 06 Feb 2019 21:26 BHAWANIPATNA (KALAHANDI): In a bid to woo tribals and farmers, who constitute about 22 per cent and 70 per cent of Odisha’s nearly 4.5 crore population, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a public gathering at Bhawanipatna on Wednesday, …
  • Tribal development on lips, Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi, Naveen Patnaik 06 Feb 2019 15:43 BHAWANIPATNA (KALAHANDI): In a bid to woo tribals and farmers, who constitute about 22 per cent and 70 per cent of Odisha’s nearly 4.5 crore population, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a public gathering at Bhawanipatna on Wednesday, …
  • Odisha inks MoU for 102 digital dispensaries across 23 districts 23 Jan 2019 01:50 [India], Jan 23 (ANI): In remote areas of Odisha, where it is often difficult for people to access doctors, especially for minor ailments, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led government has harnessed the power of technology to bring the services of an MBBS …
  • Odisha: 19 Maoists killed in 2018: Director General of Police 31 Dec 2018 17:48 Bhubaneswar: At least 19 Maoists were killed, 39 arrested and 27 others surrendered during the year 2018, the Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha, R P Sharma, said on Monday. The DGP said the overall Left Wing Extremism (LWE) situation remained …
  • Maoists reined in major parts of Odisha: DGP 30 Dec 2018 04:47 By Express News Service CUTTACK:  Overall Maoist activities have remained under control in the State, said Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma. Presenting the annual report at a press conference here on Saturday the DGP said the number of …
  • Odisha seeks Rs 1,534 crore Central aid for drought-hit farmers 29 Dec 2018 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has sought Central assistance of Rs 1,534.82 crore to undertake relief measures for drought-hit farmers in nine districts of the State. As crop loss (mainly paddy) of 33 per cent and above has been recorded in …
  • TN, Odisha & UP among top 3 aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 14:23 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 27 Dec 2018 13:07 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 13:03 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Jharkhand’s Pakur ranked worst, TN’s Virudhunagar best among aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 12:08 New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Thursday ranked Jharkhand’s Pakur district the worst and Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar the best among the nation’s 111 backward districts. The second “delta ranking” of backward districts — which the NITI Aayog has …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 11:11 New Delhi, Dec 27 () Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) …
  • Niti Aayog aspirational districts ranking 2018: Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 27 Dec 2018 10:57 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Odisha government evacuates 11,600 people as Cyclone Phethai makes landfall in neighbouring Andhra 18 Dec 2018 11:28 Image Source : PTI Representational Image The Odisha government has evacuated more than 11,000 people to safety zones after the announcement about Cyclone Phethai making landfall in Andhra Pradesh coast and the IMD forecasting heavy rainfall in the region. …
  • Cyclone Pethai makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh, one killed in heavy rains, normal life hit in coastal districts 17 Dec 2018 13:27 One person was killed in a landslide caused by heavy rains in Vijayawada city but no other casualties have been reported from elsewhere so far Cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh Monday afternoon bringing …
  • Cyclone Phethai: Schools to remain shut in East Godavari district for two days 17 Dec 2018 11:49 The East Godavari district collector Kartikeya Misra has announced two days of holiday for the schools in eight coastal mandals. Representational Image/ File With Cyclone Phethai likely to make a landfall on coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh on Monday, …
  • Cyclone Phethai makes landfall in coastal districts of Andhra, normal life hit 17 Dec 2018 11:27 Cyclone Phethai made landfall in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday bringing moderate to heavy rains even as normal life remained hit in the coastal districts of the state. The Real-Time Governance Centre at the state Secretariat here …
  • Andhra Pradesh braces for Cyclone Phethai, landfall likely today 17 Dec 2018 08:28 Four districts in South Odisha have been experiencing rain since Sunday evening due to the cyclone, while Gangetic West Bengal is likely to experience heavy rain till Tuesday morning, Met department said. Photo: AFP Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Cyclone ‘ …
  • Cyclone Phethai likely to make landfall today, heavy rain forecast in Bengal 17 Dec 2018 08:08 Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Phethai' is likely to make landfall in Andhra Pradesh Monday afternoon and then move in a northeasterly direction along the coast, Met officials said. Four districts in South Odisha have been experiencing rain …
  • Cyclone Phethai to hit Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada coast today 17 Dec 2018 06:56 NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh on Sunday sounded a high alert in the coastal region as a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal was heading towards it and was likely to cross the region between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam on Monday. According to Visakhapatnam …
  • Cyclone Phethai To Hit Andhra Pradesh Today, Coastal Areas On Alert: 10 Points 16 Dec 2018 19:36 Cyclone Phethai: Low-lying areas in many Andhra Pradesh districts could be flooded (Representational) Hyderabad:  With Cyclone Phethai set to intensify and expected to strike Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada by noon on Monday, the state government scrambled …
  • Phethai cyclone: High alert along AP coast; heavy rain warning in Odisha 16 Dec 2018 19:25 NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh on Sunday sounded a high alert in the coastal region as a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal was heading towards it and was likely to cross the region between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam on Monday. According to Visakhapatnam …
  • Andhra coast braces for Phethai cyclone, high alert sounded; heavy rainfall warning in Odisha 16 Dec 2018 17:08 NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh on Sunday sounded a high alert in the coastal region as a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal was heading towards it and was likely to cross the region between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam on Monday. According to Visakhapatnam …
  • Cyclone Phethai to trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha 16 Dec 2018 14:53 BHUBANESWAR: The cyclonic storm 'Phethai', which is set to hit Andhra Pradesh coast, is likely to trigger heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha by Monday, the Met department said Sunday. While the sky remained overcast in many parts of the …
  • Cyclonic storm 'Phethai' to trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha 16 Dec 2018 14:42 BHUBANESWAR: The cyclonic storm 'Phethai', which is set to hit Andhra Pradesh coast, is likely to trigger heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha by Monday, the Met department said Sunday. While the sky remained overcast in many parts of the …
  • Andhra Pradesh cyclone 15 Dec 2018 18:12 AMARAVATI/CHENNAI: The Andhra Pradesh government put its machinery on high alert and positioned NDRF and State Disaster Response Force in five districts on Saturday as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal was set to intensify into a severe cyclonic …
  • Cyclonic storm threat: AP on alert; NDRF deployed, relief camps opened 15 Dec 2018 17:49 AMARAVATI/CHENNAI: The Andhra Pradesh government put its machinery on high alert and positioned NDRF and State Disaster Response Force in five districts on Saturday as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal was set to intensify into a severe cyclonic …
  • Severe cyclonic storm threat: Andhra Pradesh on high alert, NDRF deployed in coastal districts 15 Dec 2018 17:04 AMARAVATI/CHENNAI: The Andhra Pradesh government put its machinery on high alert and positioned NDRF and State Disaster Response Force in five districts on Saturday as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal was set to intensify into a severe cyclonic …
  • Next generation must help calligraphy survive digital age: Artists, experts  02 Dec 2018 10:21 By PTI NEW DELHI: Delhi-based calligrapher Mohammad Zubair says he counts himself among the last few artists in the city who practice the centuries-old art of decorative handwriting in an era in which keystrokes and smartphones are guiding the future. ALSO …
  • 2401 Community Forest Rights claims pending in Odisha 02 Dec 2018 05:09 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With over 2,400 claims over community forest resources (CFR) rights pending for disposal for more than 10 years, Odisha State Food Commission has requested district collectors to implement the Forest Rights Act in true …
  • Odisha announces drought relief package for 9 districts 17 Nov 2018 15:03 The Odisha government on Thursday announced a drought relief package for framers who suffered 33% and above crop loss in nine districts. “Agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33% and above …
  • State government excuses drought-affected farmers on land and water tax 16 Nov 2018 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The State Government on Thursday announced 100 per cent remission of cess on land revenue and basic water rate for farmers who suffered crop loss of 33 per cent or more mostly in Western Odisha districts. Land revenue …
  • Odisha govt declares drought in 9 districts 02 Nov 2018 18:16 The government has declared drought of “moderate/severe nature” in the areas, the statement said. (Source: File Photo) The Odisha government on Thursday declared drought in nine districts in the western part of the state after an assessment of rainfall …
  • Odisha: Ravaged by cyclone, battered by drought 02 Nov 2018 04:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is bearing the brunt of climate change with one part of the State struggling to recover from the ravages of cyclone Titli and another battling drought conditions due to deficit rainfall. According to initial …
  • Odisha declares drought in 9 districts 01 Nov 2018 09:45 Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday declared drought in nine districts of the state. A total of 23,3173.8 hectares of crop land in the nine districts — Baragarh, Bolangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, …
  • 2-child norm valid even if 3rd given for adoption: SC 24 Oct 2018 23:32 NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that birth of a third child would automatically disqualify a person from contesting panchayat polls and from holding the post of a member or sarpanch in a panchayat. Scotching attempts by a tribal sarpanch in …
  • 10 puja revellers killed in accident in Odisha 18 Oct 2018 04:19 By Express News Service NUAPADA : A visit to Vaishno Devi temple in Komna block under Nuapada district turned tragic as 10 persons from neighbouring Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh died on the spot after an MUV collided head-on with a truck near Silda nullah, …
  • Cyclone Titli aftermath: Restoration of Gunupur section in full swing 18 Oct 2018 04:19 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Work to restore railway tracks at Nuapada-Gunupur section of Waltair Division, which suffered heavy damage due to cyclone Titli, is being done on war footing. More than 300 workers apart from railway teams including track …
  • Ten Chhattisgarh pilgrims killed in Odisha road accident 17 Oct 2018 13:30 Ten pilgrims from Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh were killed in a road accident in Odisha’s Nuapada district in the wee hours of Wednesday. The victims were on their way back from a Vaishno Devi temple in Komana block of Nuapada when a truck collided …
  • Truck-car collision leaves 10 dead in Chhattisgarh 17 Oct 2018 12:44 [India], Oct 17, (ANI): Ten people were killed after a car collided with a truck on Wednesday at Chhattisgarh-Odisha border. The accident took place around 1 am when the victims were returning from a temple in Odisha. The bodies have been sent to Odisha…
  • Ten killed in India as car... 17 Oct 2018 11:49 The bodies have been handed over to the family members. Ten people, including four women, were killed in Odisha's Nuapada district early Wednesday when their car collided head-on with a truck, a senior police official said. The victims, mostly members …
  • Rain contradiction: Surplus in Odisha, deficit in 27 blocks 15 Oct 2018 03:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Despite the flood fury in several parts of the State in recent weeks, at least 27 blocks in nine districts are facing deficit rainfall this year. The situation is worst in Balangir district where three blocks have …
  • Urea headache for farmers 26 Sep 2018 02:00 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:After facing four floods in the last three months, farmers of Kalahandi district are now finding it difficult to procure urea.Farmers in the district have grown paddy and cotton in the current kharif season and the crops …
  • Maoist escapes from police custody, seven cops suspended in Odisha 19 Sep 2018 04:21 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: September 18, 2018 3:04:50 pm The Maoist was  arrested in May this year (Representational image) A Maoist, who was arrested in May this year, escaped from the premises of a court in Odisha’s Nuapada district, police said …
  • Many Odisha schoolchildren hit by fluoride contamination 19 Sep 2018 02:16 The spectre of fluoride contamination has come to haunt schoolchildren in Odisha’s Nuapada district with potable water sources in as many as 54 schools and anganwadi premises testing for fluoride presence beyond permissible limits. Prolonged consumption of …
  • Rain subsides in Odisha, Met dept warns of fresh showers 07 Sep 2018 14:30 BHUBANESWAR: Rain subsided on Friday after crippling life for three days in parts of Odisha even as the Met department warned of more showers in the next 24 hours. Torrential downpour was likely in parts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Nuapada, …
  • 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 …
  • Heavy rains batter State, more in store 28 Aug 2018 02:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Low pressure-induced heavy rains pounded several parts of the State during the last 24 hours and are expected to continue at a few places on Tuesday, informed office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada …
  • IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha for 2 days 26 Aug 2018 12:07 Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy rainfall for the next two days, under the impact of a low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal, the Met office said on Sunday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to …
  • MeT warns of heavy rain in Odisha in next two days 20 Aug 2018 11:43 The MeT department has warned of heavy rain in Odisha in the next two days due to formation of a fresh low pressure area over Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood. The low pressure, formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood under the influence of a …
  • Odisha to receive heavy rainfall 18 Aug 2018 14:46 Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall in next three days. It said a low-pressure area is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours …
  • Wanted Maoist gives up arms 14 Aug 2018 23:53 By Express News Service NUAPADA: A hardcore Maoist,  Purna Chandra Majhi (21) of Khadupani under Boden police limits of the district, surrendered before  Nuapada SP Smith P Parmar on Tuesday. Majhi was carrying a reward of `1 lakh on his head. Informing …
  • 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 …
  • More showers in store for Odisha, 20 blocks face acute rain deficit 06 Aug 2018 15:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday informed that a cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood is likely to trigger rains in many parts of the State in next 24 hours. The …
  • NITI Aayog scheme hits connectivity roadblock 03 Aug 2018 01:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:The much talked about programme for development of aspirational districts launched by the Centre is facing bottleneck in its implementation as a large number of villages in the selected areas do not have road …
  • 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 …
  • Rain, Thundershower Likely In Odisha, No Flood Alert Issued: Met Office 31 Jul 2018 04:17 Government has said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state. (Representational) Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state even as the IMD today forecast rain and thunder …
  • IMD forecasts rain, thundershower in Odisha 31 Jul 2018 03:55 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Monday said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state even as the IMD forecast rain and thundershower in the state in next three days, officials said. "There is no flood situation in the state …
  • Day after 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, security alert in 5 districts of Odisha 20 Jul 2018 22:15 By: PTI | Bhubaneshwar | Updated: July 20, 2018 1:54:48 pm As part of the drive to foil any Maoist infiltration bid into Odisha, patrolling and combing operations by the security forces have been stepped up in the districts that share borders with …
  • Security alert in Odisha after 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, 20 Jul 2018 16:50 BHUBANESWAR: Security forces have been put on high alert in five districts of Odisha in the wake of yesterday's killing of eight Maoists in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a senior police official said today. Security forces yesterday killed at least eight …
  • Odisha: An ex-Maoist juggles social science, math 09 Jul 2018 10:33 In Odisha’s Malkangiri district, Budra and around 25 other former Maoists appearing for an entrance exam for a bachelor’s programme. (Express photo) June 21, Thursday, was an important day in the life of former Naxalite Budra Kabasi, alias Sukhdev, as he …
  • Odisha govt to bring in all out-of-school students to residential hostels 03 Jul 2018 03:00 BHUBANESWAR: In an attempt to make each district free from vulnerable out of school children Odisha government has asked all district collectors to identify such children and admit them in different residential schools run by the government. As per the …
  • Two Maoists held in Nuapada 31 May 2018 02:01 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Police on Wednesday arrested two Maoists during a combing operation at Patpani village area under Komna police limits in the district. The duo was identified as Manoj Madkani (29) alias Rosan of Ponjer village under …
  • Maoist posters found in Nuapada 19 Mar 2018 20:13 Nuapada: Maoist posters demanding release of those who are in jail were found in many villages in the district on Monday. The posters were found pasted on the walls of villagers' houses and trees and houses in Nilji and Karlakhamar villages in Sinapali …
  • Bear deaths on rail tracks in Nuapada 25 Jan 2018 20:00 Nuapada: Forest officials of Nuapada range have seized the bodies of a mother bear and two cubs from the railway track near Hanspuri village in the district on Thursday morning. It is being suspected that a train had hit the three animals on Wednesday …
  • 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 may revisit Nuapada in Odisha 20 Aug 2017 06:15 Drought I Express Photo Service NUAPADA: Farmers of Nuapada are apprehensive of drought with the rain playing truant in the region. The district has received merely 94.76 mm rainfall against the normal of 327.8 mm this month so far. Rainfall is crucial in …
  • BJP loses in Nuapada polls 21 Jul 2017 10:33 Basant Panda Bhubaneswar, July 20: Despite the euphoria over the BJP's performance in the last panchayat elections in Odisha, the state unit president Basant Panda today suffered a major setback when his party lost elections to the zila parishad seat …
  • Leopard strikes again in Nuapada village 11 Jul 2017 02:31 Injured Danabai undergoing treatment I Express NUAPADA: An elderly woman and her grand-daughter were injured in leopard attack in Haldi village under Dumerpani gram panchayat of Nuapada block on Sunday night. When locals rushed to the spot after the woman …
  • Death of goats triggers panic in Nuapada block 05 Jul 2017 03:26 NUAPADA: After Niali in Cuttack district and Kalampur in Kalahandi, recovery of carcasses of four goats has left villagers of Junani in Nuapada block panicked. A herd of goats had gone to graze in the reserve forest nearby on Monday and did not return. …
  • Sacked BJD leader bags Zilla Parishad post in Odisha's Nuapada 07 May 2017 00:37 NUAPADA: The BJD received a jolt after Bhanu Pratap Singh Majhi, who was suspended from the party recently, managed to grab the post of Nuapada Zilla Parishad (ZP) vice-president due to cross voting from the BJD. The election to the post was held here on …
  • Locals ransack liquor outlets in Nuapada 02 Apr 2017 23:21 Irate villagers smashing liquor bottles in Godtor on Sunday | Express NUAPADA:Palpable tension gripped Godtor and Sakhatora in the district on Sunday after locals ransacked liquor shops protesting opening of the units near residential areas. The owners of …
  • Independent Makaranda defeats Himirika 24 May 2019 09:57 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Of the three Assembly segments in Rayagada district, BJD was able to win two and lost the third one to an Independent candidate. In Bissamcuttack constituency, Jaganntah Saraka of BJD defeated Congress candidate Nilamani …
  • Odisha sweats in heat, humidity 20 May 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Intense heat continued to make life miserable for residents of the State Capital which recorded 39.7 degree Celsius and 71 per cent humidity on Sunday. The neighbouring Cuttack also sizzled at 39.4 degree C and 68 per …
  • Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda awarded life term 18 May 2019 23:25 Panda’s counsel Deepak Patnaik said police had levelled several false cases against him following his arrest in 2014. Berhampur: In a major blow to dreaded Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, the Additional District and Sessions Judge Court-I here sentenced …
  • No takers for Biju Patnaik market complex at Rayagada even after eight years,  18 May 2019 06:02 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: A market complex that was set up in 2011 to accommodate vegetable vendors under one roof is lying unused. The vendors continue to encroach the roads in the town to sell their produce even as shops built for them in the …
  • ‘Red’ alert on Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border 15 May 2019 06:00 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Security has been beefed up in the bordering areas of the district following intelligence inputs on possibility of a Maoist strike. Five Maoists including three women armed cadres were shot dead in an encounter with Special …
  • Drive to ease blood shortage 14 May 2019 04:07 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: In order to meet the urgent need for blood, the district police on Sunday organised a donation camp and collected 93 units of blood. SP Saravana Vivek M also donated blood to encourage donors.  As per report, the Blood …
  • Research raises hope for revival of indigenous rice 14 May 2019 04:06 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The indigenous rice varieties will gain popularity and help farmer’s economy in Kalahandi and Koraput region. A research conducted by Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (RRTTS), Bhawanipatna, which is …
  • Bodies of three Maoists handed over to relatives 11 May 2019 07:17 By Express News Service KORAPUT: The bodies of three Maoists were handed over to their relatives on Friday. The three were among the five Maoists killed in an encounter with Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) on Andhra-Odisha …
  • Flight of the falcons: ‘Longleng’ returns to India after winter sojourn 04 May 2019 20:11 A graph showing Longleng’s route. Our Correspondent Imphal, May 4 (EMN):The satellite-tagged female Amur falcon known as Longleng, which flew non-stop to reach Somalia in November last year, has returned to India—on her way to a breeding area in northern …
  • EVMs shifted to safety, says Odisha Chief Electoral Officer ahead of cyclone 03 May 2019 05:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) of Mohana and Parlakhemundi Assembly constituencies for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections have been shifted from MR Boys High School to the new EVM godown at the collectorate of …
  • Cyclone Fani: Rayagada CDMO suspended for not joining duty despite govt order 03 May 2019 00:21 [India], May 03 (ANI): The Odisha government has suspended Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Rayagada, Siva Prasad Padhi, for not joining duty despite the government's order cancelling holidays of all employees in the Health Department in view …
  • Cyclone Fani: Odisha Begins Evacuating Over 8 Lakh People 02 May 2019 21:48 BHUBANESHWAR — A massive operation was launched in Odisha on Thursday to evacuate over 8 lakh people from low-lying coastal areas as the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani moved closer to the eastern coast, officials said. As per the latest bulletin of …
  • Cyclone Fani set to make landfall near Puri around 9:30 am Friday, here are 10 points to know 02 May 2019 20:47 By Online Desk The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani is expected to make its landfall on Friday morning around 9.30 am close to Odisha's Puri, much before the earlier forecast of 3 pm. These districts--Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, …
  • Massive evacuation ops underway in Odisha ahead of Cyclone Fani 02 May 2019 07:37 According to the SRC, the evacuation of eight lakh people is the largest-ever evacuation operation in the country. Bhubaneswar: A massive operation was launched in Odisha Thursday to evacuate over eight lakh people from low-lying coastal areas as the …
  • Armed forces on alert as Odisha braces for 'Fani' 01 May 2019 14:35 Bhubaneswar-Defence forces are on high alert, educational institutions ordered shut and thousands in coastal districts being evacuated as Odisha braces for cyclone 'Fani', the extremely severe cyclonic storm that is likely to make landfall near …
  • Armed forces on alert as Odisha braces for cyclonic storm 'Fani' 01 May 2019 13:53 Bhubaneswar-Defence forces are on high alert, educational institutions ordered shut and thousands in coastal districts being evacuated as Odisha braces for cyclone 'Fani', the extremely severe cyclonic storm that is likely to make landfall near …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' now 'extremely severe storm', Odisha on alert; poll code lifted 01 May 2019 06:47 The sea conditions are very likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha Coast on May 2 and become high to phenomenal by May 4. Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross …
  • Cyclonic storm Fani heads for Odisha to unleash fury 01 May 2019 05:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Gradually gathering strength, tropical cyclone Fani tracked north-northwestwards over the Bay of Bengal for a May 3 brush with Odisha. If its current speed and intensity are any indication, it would cross the coast …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' intensifies into 'extremely severe storm', Odisha on alert 01 May 2019 05:23 The sea conditions are very likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha Coast on May 2 and become high to phenomenal by May 4. Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross …
  • Cyclone Fani intensifies into extremely severe storm 30 Apr 2019 22:27 Bhubaneswar-Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali by Friday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department said Tuesday. The IMD has issued …
  • Cyclone Fani: Odisha seeks helicopter, additional NDRF teams 30 Apr 2019 17:30 Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday requested the Centre to provide two helicopters and additional National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams for evacuation of affected people as cyclone Fani is likely to hit the coast of the …
  • Fani: Odisha seeks helicopters, additional NDRF teams 30 Apr 2019 17:30 Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday requested the Centre to provide two helicopters and additional NDRF teams for the evacuation of affected people as cyclone Fani is likely to hit the state’s coast on May 3. “We have requested …
  • Cyclone 'Fani' intensifies into 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' 30 Apr 2019 16:44 Bhubaneswar-Cyclone 'Fani' has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' and it will cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali by Friday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department said Tuesday. The IMD has issued …
  • Hyderabad: Truck carrying 1,121 Kgs of Ganja intercepted, three held 19 Apr 2019 09:54 Hyderabad: Drug Peddlers are continuing to use decisive methods to transport Ganja across the states despite the crackdown by enforcement officials. As much as 1,121 kilos of ganja worth Rs 1.68 crore concealed in fly ash bricks was seized on Wednesday …
  • Ganja worth Rs 1.6 crore seized, 3 held 19 Apr 2019 02:33 HYDERABAD: Despite the crackdown by enforcement officials, peddlers continue to employ ingenious ways to transport ganja across the states, apparently because of the big money one makes trading in the contraband. On Wednesday night, a Directorate of …
  • Hospital for Dongria Kondhs lies in neglect 18 Apr 2019 05:40 Express News Service RAYAGADA: Three years after it was thrown open, the health sub-centre meant for Dongria Kondhs of Muniguda block here is in a shambles. While the building is lying idle, ANMs and para-medical staff appointed at the hospital never visit …
  • EC on alert after EVM glitch mars polls 13 Apr 2019 04:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Election Commission officials have become cautious after a glitch in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) marred first phase polls. According to sources, technical glitches delayed polling process in several places for …
  • Odisha: 68 per cent and still counting 12 Apr 2019 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With no reports of violence, Odisha recorded over 68 per cent (pc) voter turnout till the last reports came in from first phase simultaneous polls held across four Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) and 28 Assembly …
  • Odisha records 41 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase till 1 pm 11 Apr 2019 09:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 41 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Thursday in the first phase simultaneous polls in Odisha. The elections are being held in four Lok Sabha and 28 assembly constituencies in the State. …
  • It’s not a smooth sailing for Ram Mohan in Srikakulam 05 Apr 2019 05:44 Express News Service SRIKAKULAM: Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu, the sitting MP from Srikakulam Lok Sabha seat, has made a mark for himself by taking up the issue of Special Category Status (SCS) on the floor of Parliament. He is now facing a tough competition …
  • Rama Chandra Ulaka's sons to battle it out in father’s name 02 Apr 2019 05:49 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Stepbrothers Saptagiri Shankar Ulaka and Siba Sankar Ulaka might have taken to the political battle front from rival parties but they have a similar approach to campaigning. Both are seeking votes in the name of their …
  • ‘Black magic’ rituals in Odisha govt hospital 01 Apr 2019 13:23 According to doctors at the hospital, “The shaman (gunia in Odia) was himself a patient at the hospital. (Photo for representational purpose) Puri’s District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) reportedly witnessed a shaman performing rituals on a minor girl on …
  • OMC to open four new mines, increase output to beat iron ore crunch 01 Apr 2019 10:17 State-controlled Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) aims to open four new iron ore mines in this financial year as it anticipates a deficit in iron and supplies from March 2020. The validity of merchant mines is lapsing next year which is why OMC also wants …
  • Swept away by demonetisation, this women’s collective struggles to find its feet 30 Mar 2019 09:24 Susheela says after the noteban they could sell some brooms only locally while the inter-state sale came to a standstill. (Source: Soumya Mathew) Susheela Majhi sits guard outside a warehouse at the small town of Mandibisi in Orissa’s Rayagada district. …
  • BJD Names Candidates For First Two Phases, Naveen To Contest From Hinjli, Bijepur Assembly Seats 18 Mar 2019 19:58 Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik announced Monday that he will contest from Bijepur in western Odisha apart from his traditional home turf Hinjili assembly constituency in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. …
  • Prohibitory orders in Lanjigarh after clash outside Vedanta plant leaves 2 dead 18 Mar 2019 16:56 BHUBANESWAR: Prohibitory orders were imposed in Odisha’s Lanjigarh town on Monday after a clash between industrial police guarding Vedanta Ltd's alumina refinery and job-seeking locals left two people dead and several injured. According to reports and …
  • Will scrap Janmabhoomi panels: Jagan 18 Mar 2019 14:32 YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday said the Janmabhoomi committees constituted by the TDP government would be disbanded right on the first day of his party forming the government if they were given an opportunity to serve the …
  • Odisha's unique way to fight witch hunt 16 Mar 2019 06:35 BHUBANESHWAR/KEONJHAR: Dukhini Munda still shivers, his voice breaking often, as he recounts the horrific attack on his mother Nathi Munda in Urumunda area of Keonjhar in September 2017. “My mother was cooking. I was ploughing in the backyard when I …
  • Odisha: Anti-incumbency roadblock for Koraput MP Jhina Hikaka 15 Mar 2019 05:52 Express News Service RAYAGADA: With Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing to field 33 per cent women from the Parliamentary constituencies in the State, Koraput is likely to see Kaushalya Hikaka, wife of MP Jhina Hikaka, being given the ticket for the …
  • 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 …
  • Cabinet approves setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas 07 Mar 2019 18:53 The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted saying that nearly one lakh students will be benefited from this The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil or Defence …
  • Not an inch of Odisha railway lines given to other division: Sinha 04 Mar 2019 14:58 Bhubaneswar, March 4 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha on Monday said not an inch of railway lines in Odisha has been given to any other division. Attending a programme at Railway Auditorium here, the Minister said the Biju Janata Dal …
  • Light rains likely for next four days 03 Mar 2019 05:22 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Unseasonal rains may continue in the State for four more days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places in districts such as Sundargarh, …
  • SCR, TS to lose out in truncated zone 03 Mar 2019 03:49 Cut into half and losing as much revenue — this is the plight of much-vaunted South Central Railway (SCR) after Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announcement on Wednesday about the formation of South Coast Railway (SCoR) with its headquarters in …
  • Hindalco plans Rs 2000 crore capital expenditure for FY20 02 Mar 2019 16:15 Aditya Birla Group controlled entity Hindalco Industries with interests in aluminium and copper, is looking at a Capex (Capital expenditure) of around Rs 2000 crore for the next fiscal. Most of the envisaged expenditure will be on ramping up the capacity …
  • BJD protests against bifurcation of ECoR 02 Mar 2019 12:28 Bhubaneswar, March 2 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) staged a demonstration at the East Coast Railway (ECoR) headquarters, here on Saturday, to protest against its (ECoR) bifurcation. The Railway Minister on February 27 announced bifurcation of the ECoR …
  • Red threat to rural connectivity in Odisha 01 Mar 2019 06:45 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Development works in Tumudibandha and Khajuripada blocks of Kandhamal district have come to a  standstill for the last one year owing to Maoist threat. Road construction has been the worst hit as contractors are leaving …
  • PM’s first meet in AP after railway zone call today  01 Mar 2019 06:45 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA/VISAKHAPATNAM: Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Visakhapatnam on Friday to address a public meeting in the evening at Railway Exhibition Grounds at New …
  • Cabinet approves railway zone at Vishakhapatnam 28 Feb 2019 18:00 New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet here on Thursday approved setting up of a Railway Zone at Vishakhapatnam and a new division with headquarters at Rayagada in Odisha by reorganising the existing South Central Railway and East Coast Railway. An …
  • Waltair division’s split another betrayal by Modi: Naidu 28 Feb 2019 14:56 Amaravati, Feb 28 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday termed the split of the Waltair division while creating a separate railway zone as another betrayal to the state by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Through the move, Modi …
  • Centre announces South Coast Railway Zone for Visakhapatnam 28 Feb 2019 06:39 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Finally, the Central government on Wednesday announced a new railway zone for Visakhapatnam -- a key promise made in the AP Reorganisation Act- 2014 -- ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Steel City on …
  • Declaration of Vizag as new railway zone headquarters an election gimmick 28 Feb 2019 06:20 Category: Andhra Pradesh, News Posted by Neha Published: Feb 28, 2019, 9:34 am IST Updated: Feb 28, 2019, 9:34 am IST Visakhapatnam: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Communist Party of India (CPI) have expressed disappointment over the declaration of …
  • Goyal’s announcement widely hailed 28 Feb 2019 05:08 Two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to the city to address a public meeting, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday announced in New Delhi the formation of a separate railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters, …
  • DRM: South Coast Railway will become a premier zone 28 Feb 2019 05:08 With Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal divisions under its jurisdiction, the newly-announced South Coast Railway (SCoR) with headquarters in Visakhapatnam would become one of the premier zones in the country, Waltair Divisional Railway Manager Mukul Saran …
  • Andhra Pradesh To Get New Railway Zone, 18th In India: Rail Minister 28 Feb 2019 04:08 The new railway zone - Southern Coast Railway - will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday announced a new railway zone for Andhra Pradesh, days after a delegation of BJP lawmakers from the state met the …
  • Andhra Pradesh gets new railway zone called ‘South Coast Railway’ in Vishakhapatnam 27 Feb 2019 20:35 Union minister Piyush Goyal added that a part of the Waltair division will be converted into a new division with its headquarter at Rayagada, Odisha. Indian Railways will be making a new zone in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh named ‘South Coast Railway’, …
  • Goyal announces new railway zone for Andhra 27 Feb 2019 20:20 NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Wednesday announced a new railway zone for Andhra Pradesh, days after a delegation of BJP MPs from the state met the minister demanding the same. The new railway zone -- Southern Coast Railway -- will be …
  • New South Coast Railway division announced for Andhra, TDP still not happy 27 Feb 2019 18:37 Amaravati/New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Fulfilling one of the key commitments made to Andhra Pradesh at the time of bifurcation, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday announced a new railway division named South Coast Railway with its headquarters at …
  • Naveen Patnaik promises to conserve tribal culture 27 Feb 2019 07:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to woo the tribals ahead of the upcoming polls, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated upgraded infrastructure of 3000 ‘sacred groves’ and 400 tribal cultural clubs in nine districts through video …
  • India: Launching of the Recovery Program for the Titli Affected Areas in Odisha and AP and orientation of Partners 23 Feb 2019 05:04 Cyclone is a regular occurrence in the coastal communities, especially the country’s eastern coast which has a long history of devastating cyclones. High climate variability and socio-economic changes escalate the vulnerability of the local communities, …
  • Plant at Rayagada for LPG users of S Odisha 16 Feb 2019 06:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha will soon have its sixth LPG bottling plant at Rayagada as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Navaratna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is going to set up a new facility in …
  • 14 get life sentence for murder over sorcery in Odisha's Rayagada 25 Jan 2019 04:55 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: In a significant judgment, the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) Debadutta Dasmohapatra on Wednesday sentenced 14 persons to life imprisonment for killing a man on suspicion of sorcery. A fine of `25,000 each …
  • Jumbo herd destroys crops in Rayagada 07 Jan 2019 02:46 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Panic has gripped Anija, Bore Halua and Kerada villages under Rayagada block  following entry of a herd comprising seven elephants into the area. Despite efforts by the Divisional Forest Office of Rayagada, the herd has …
  • Malaria-prone Rayagada district prepares to tackle Japanese Encephalitis 04 Oct 2018 02:08 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: With diseases like Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) leading to panic among people of malaria-prone Rayagada district in past, the administration has taken steps for early detection and take …
  • JK Paper Ltd lifts lockout at Rayagada unit 04 Sep 2018 10:31 Some of the contract workers at JK Paper Ltd's Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, who had resorted to illegal and unlawful activities of stoppage of work thereat, have now called off such activities and accordingly, the lockout declared by the …
  • In Odisha’s Rayagada district, five die in septic tank 03 Sep 2018 14:34 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: September 3, 2018 4:11:39 pm A female labourer first entered the tank and when she did not come out for some time, two other labourers went inside to see what happened. (Representational Image) Five people …
  • JK Paper Ltd declares lockout at Rayagada plant 31 Aug 2018 10:12 Some of the contract workers at Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, had resorted to illegal and unlawful stoppage of work, which has resulted in disruption of production thereat since Aug 25, 2018. The Company, due to their continued illegal and unlawful …
  • Production disrupted at Rayagada unit of JK Paper Ltd 25 Aug 2018 18:33 Some of the contract workers at Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, have resorted to illegal and unlawful stoppage of work, which has resulted in disruption of production since today early morning. The matter is being handled by the labour department and …
  • Rains wreak havoc in Rayagada 16 Jul 2018 02:48 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Torrential rains wreaked havoc in the district, throwing normal life out of gear on Sunday. While Nagavali and Bansadhara rivers were flowing above the danger mark, communication was disrupted in some places of …
  • Open defecation still rampant in Odisha's Rayagada 14 Jun 2018 01:59 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Despite massive awareness campaign, open defecation continues to be practised across the tribal-dominated Rayagada district.During a review meeting on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) chaired by Collector Guha Poonam Tapas …
  • Malaria cases come down in Rayagada 04 May 2018 01:29 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: The tribal-dominated district that has remained endemic to malaria for decades, contributing heavily to the State’s disease burden, has now managed to tackle the vector-borne disease. Of the 24 deaths reported from the …
  • Stand-off at IMFA's Rayagada plant takes a political hue 27 Apr 2018 18:12 The latest episode of Biju Janta Dal (BJD) vs suspended MP Baijayant Panda is being played out at the site of his family’s six decade-old plant in Therubali, Rayagada. It has been five days since employees have been locked in at their plant, after …
  • CRPF digs tube well for Rayagada villagers 19 Mar 2018 20:14 Rayagada: Central force camps in Maoist-affected belts across India evokes mixed response from local villagers. But for residents of the remote Aragada village in the rebel-hit Chandrapur block here, their presence has been a blessing. A Central Reserve …
  • July deadline to light up Rayagada villages 08 Mar 2018 19:37 TARGET CHASE: Villagers pose in front of a newly installed transformer in Rayagada district. Telegraph picture Rayagada: The administration has set a July 31 deadline to light up the district as it continues with rural electrification work. Officials said …
  • Rayagada lessons for health care 07 Feb 2018 19:50 LIFE-SAVING PROGRAMME: A motorcycle ambulance in Rayagada. Telegraph picture Rayagada: The district, often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons such as deaths related to malaria, diarrhoea and cholera, has set a benchmark in the health care sector …
  • Sorcery killings haunt Rayagada 24 Dec 2017 03:55 RAYAGADA: Sorcery-related murder incidents are on the rise in Rayagada district. Two back-to-back such incidents have been reported from here. Days after police doubted the involvement of Maoists in the murder of one Nandu Nachika of Leleri village under …
  • 15 BSF jawans hurt as vehicle carrying them skids off Laxmipur-Rayagada road in Odisha's Koraput 20 Dec 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR: At least 15 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured on Wednesday after the van in which they were traveling skidded off the road and fell into a 10-feet deep pit in Koraput district. Sources said the incident occurred when about …
  • Rayagada seeks GI tag for Dongria shawl 31 Oct 2017 08:15 File photo of two Dongria Kondh women weaving a Kapdagunda RAYAGADA: Rayagada district administration will seek help of the Handloom, Science and Technology departments to get geographical indication (GI) tag for Kapdaganda, the prestigious shawl of …
  • Selfie craze turns disastrous again, two women tourists die in Odisha's Rayagada district 27 Oct 2017 15:33 The craze for selfie claimed the lives of two women tourists on Thursday in Odisha's Rayagada district as they drowned in a river while attempting it, police said. The duo hailed from Andhra Pradesh and were drowned in Nagabali River. The deceased have …
  • Landslide hits rail traffic on Rayagada-Koraput route 05 Oct 2017 05:52 Stones on the railway track I Express RAYAGADA/KORAPUT: A Landslide occurred between Sikarpai and Keutagada railway stations in Rayagada district, disrupting train movement on Rayagada-Koraput route under East Coast Railways (ECoR) on Wednesday evening …
  • JK Paper Ltd announces disruption in production at JKPM unit at Rayagada, Odisha 26 Sep 2017 06:53 There has been disruption in production process at Unit JKPM of JK Paper Ltd at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, due to stoppage of water supply by some local villagers. However, all the officers and workers of the Company are working in the plant. Shares of JK …
  • Ambulance failure, BJD hartal force woman to deliver on road in Rayagada 19 Sep 2017 06:00 RAYAGADA: A Pregnant woman had to deliver on road in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district after 102 or 108 ambulances failed to turn up. Indubati Bachha of Palligaon village under Sunakhandi panchayat went into labour early on Monday morning and her …
  • No drinking water for patients at Rayagada's District Headquarters Hospital 14 Sep 2017 04:19 The tubewell outside blood bank in the District Headquarters Hospital in Rayagada I Express RAYAGADA: The District Headquarters Hospital at Rayagada has no provision of safe drinking water for patients.The 300-bed hospital was inaugurated by Chief Minister …
  • Flood havoc in Rayagada 16 Jul 2017 22:49 A portion of the railway bridge over the Nagabali river washed away after flash floods hit Rayagada district on Sunday. (PTI) Bhubaneswar, July 16: The state government today sought the help of army and air force as the flood situation in Rayagada and …
  • Flash floods in Rayagada district of Odisha; snap road, rail connectivity 16 Jul 2017 16:36 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: July 16, 2017 9:37 pm Railway bridge washed away in fierce flow of Nagavali River following heavy rainfall in Odisha’s Rayagada. (Source: ANI photo) Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha’s …
  • Flash floods in Rayagada district of Odisha 16 Jul 2017 15:19 Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha's Rayagada district, prompting the state government to seek the help of defence forces, as four IAF choppers were pressed into service for relief and rescue operations, government …
  • IAF copters requisitioned for rescue operations in flood-affected Rayagada 16 Jul 2017 13:46 [India], July 16 (ANI): The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Mi-17 V5 detachment of Op-Triveni under Central Air Command, based at Raipur was on Sunday tasked for the rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Rayagada district of Odisha. Four helicopters …
  • Flashfloods hit Odisha's Rayagada district  16 Jul 2017 11:05 BHUBANESWAR: Hundreds of people were stranded and roads communications was snapped after flash floods hit Odisha’s Rayagada district in the wake of heavy rain since Saturday evening. At least 160 students were trapped inside the Buddaguda Ashram High …
  • Rayagada gets a new health centre 09 Jul 2017 05:50 Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena .| Express RAYAGADA: The Urban Primary Health Centre in Rayagada town was inaugurated by Health Minister Pratap Jena on Saturday. The health centre has been constructed at an expenditure of `77 lakh and is …
  • Rayagada: Dancing cobras enchant villagers 24 Jun 2017 08:17
  • Odisha's first mega food park opens in Rayagada dist 02 Jun 2017 03:18 RAYAGADA: MITS Mega Food Park would open the doors of economic  development for the tribals of Rayagada as well as Odisha, said Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal at the inaugural function of the park on Thursday. Besides …
  • Woman Maoist with bounty of Rs 1 lakh surrenders in Rayagada 07 May 2017 00:37 RAYAGADA: A woman Maoist cadre, carrying a cash reward of `1 lakh on her head, surrendered before Rayagada police on Saturday. She was identified as Drimbili Jakesika alias Manjula (22) of Gortha village under Muniguda police limits. Surrendered Maoist …
  • Vacant doctors positions cripple Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital 11 Apr 2017 02:07 The new building of Rayagada DHH | Express RAYAGADA: The Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) that was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on November 15 last year continues to suffer from lack of doctors and para-medical staff. While the …
  • Maoists blow up railway station in Rayagada, urge villagers to protest Modi's visit 01 Apr 2017 01:46 Authorities investigating the site where tracks were blown up | EPS RAYAGADA/BHUBANESWAR: Left Wing Extremists late on Thursday night attacked Dahikhal (Daikallu) railway station in Rayagada district where they carried out two blasts. A group of about …
  • Derailment of Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express near Rayagada in Andhra Pradesh 23 Jan 2017 14:59
  • Rail services resume in Rayagada-Vizianagara... 23 Jan 2017 14:00
  • Derailment of Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express near Rayagada in Andhra Pradesh 23 Jan 2017 07:27 Andhra Pradesh, Mon, 23 Jan 2017 NI Wire The derailment of Train No 18448 Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express took place at Kuneru Railway Station in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh at Rayagada - Vizianagaram section at 2315 hrs on 21st …
  • Naveen Patnaik condoles loss of lives in Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment, sends Chief Secy/DGP to Rayagada 22 Jan 2017 09:23 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:January 22, 2017 2:44 pm Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (Source: Express photo) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed grief over the death of at least 32 people in derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express, and …
  • 23 killed as Hirakhand Express derails in AndhraThe incident took place around 11 PM when the train was going to Bhubaneswar. Rayagada Sub-collector Muralidhar Swain said that the number of injured could be around 100. The casualty figure may go up as… 22 Jan 2017 04:38 BHUBANESWAR: At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed+ in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today. The incident took place around 11 PM when …
  • 23 dead, many injured as train derails in Andhra Pradesh; rescue onThe incident took place around 11 PM when the train was going to Bhubaneswar. Rayagada Sub-collector Muralidhar Swain said that the number of injured could be around 100. The casualty… 22 Jan 2017 03:41 BHUBANESWAR: At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed+ in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today. The incident took place around 11 PM when …