• Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • 7,000 unemployed Odisha youths get placement in job fair 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In spite of the present employment crisis across the country, 7000 rural youths of Kandhamal Parliamentary Constituency got placements in 71 companies during a two-day mega job fair held at Phulbani and Boudh. The job …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Maoists gun down tribal man in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Maoists on Thursday night shot dead a tribal on suspicion of him being a police informer at Burdamaha village of Latingia panchayat under K Nuagaon in Kandhamal district. He was identified as Ranjan Digal of Mardudi …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Rs 114 crore worth projects for Boudh district 03 Jan 2020 04:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As New Year gift for the people of Boudh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 27 infrastructure projects worth Rs 114 crore. Naveen launched the projects through video …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Odisha forest cover up by 274 sq km in two years 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha forest cover has increased by 274 square km in the last two years, as India State of Forest report (ISF) 2019 released on Monday. The forest area of Odisha, known for its rich biodiversity, wildlife sanctuaries …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Odisha in grip of cold wave, Sonepur records 4 degrees Celsius 28 Dec 2019 13:22 Bhubaneswar: Cold wave conditions prevailed in most parts of Odisha on Saturday, with Sonepur town recording the season's lowest temperature in the state at four degrees Celsius, the MeT department said. The IMD has forecast that similar conditions …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Road accidents, fatalities on the decline 19 Dec 2019 04:32 BHUBANESWAR: Road accidents and fatalities in the State are on the decline. Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act that came into force on September 1, is one of the major contributing factors in bringing down the mishaps. As per a report …
  • Though HIV cases decline in Odisha, challenges persist 02 Dec 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Killer AIDS continues to spread its tentacles in Odisha from where thousands of youth migrate to neighbouring States in search of jobs and livelihood. As per the statistics available with Odisha State AIDS Control …
  • 217 teachers submitted fake certificates in Odisha: Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash 28 Nov 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At a time when State Government has asked all schools to verify the genuineness of certificates of school teachers, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed the Assembly that at least 217 teachers …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • Projects galore, execution doubtful in Odisha 03 Nov 2019 04:46 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Mo Sarkar charter implemented by Odisha government under its 5T Initiative from October 2 has, no doubt, brought to focus the need to streamline functioning of police stations and hospitals and it has helped services …
  • CM’s b’day gift : Medical College at Phulbani 17 Oct 2019 04:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, when he turned 74, announced expansion of the district headquarters hospital at Phulbani in Kandhamal district to a medical college and hospital. This would be the first …
  • Odisha CM announces new medical college in Phulbani 16 Oct 2019 15:08 Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the setting up of a medical college and hospital in Phulbani in the state’s Kandhamal district. “I am happy to announce that a government medical college and hospital …
  • Farmer modifies cycle to electric bike for Rs 15k – Video 03 Oct 2019 03:04 Dilip Mohapatra from Odisha is no automobile engineer and neither does he have any factory premises or technical know-how. Yet he has been successful in constructing a battery operated bicycle at fraction of a cost of a factory bought electric bike. He has …
  • Govt to implement NRC in West Bengal 01 Oct 2019 21:00 Kolkata: Union home minister Amit Shah asserted on Tuesday that the Centre would implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal, and infiltrators will be removed from “every inch of India” and thrown out. “No matter how much the Trinamul …
  • Azharuddin elected Hyderabad Cricket Association president 27 Sep 2019 20:46 Mohammad Azharuddin. (File Photo) Mohammad Azharuddin’s cricketing life came full circle on Friday when the former India captain, who was indicted for match-fixing and banned forever from playing, was elected as president of the Hyderabad Cricket …
  • Odisha approves investment proposals worth Rs 2,435 crore 27 Sep 2019 05:16 BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha government has approved investment proposals worth Rs 2,435 crore in different sectors which would provide direct employment to 5,432 people in the state, an official said. The investment projects were approved at the State Level …
  • Single window nod for 10 projects 27 Sep 2019 04:03 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday approved 10 investment proposals with an estimate of around `2435.57 crore in different sectors like food processing, chemical, metal, infrastructure, power and renewable energy. These …
  • Heavy rain lashes Odisha, causes inundation of several areas 25 Sep 2019 17:03 Image Source : FILE Heavy rain lashes Odisha, causes inundation of several areas Incessant rain lashed several parts of Odisha on Wednesday causing inundation of several low-lying areas in the state. With the Meteorological Centre here predicting more …
  • Heavy rain likely to lash Odisha in next 3-days: MeT 25 Sep 2019 03:17 Image Source : FILE Heavy rain likely to lash Odisha in next 3-days: MeT Heavy downpour is likely to batter many parts of Odisha for the next three days due to a cyclonic circulation in the region, the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar said on Tuesday. …
  • Fighting Malnutrition In Odisha’s Angul, A Story That Inspires All 22 Sep 2019 07:07 Located in a remote corner of Odisha is a small district of about 6,232 square km, named Angul. A small district, it has got its own story to tell about its efforts in battling malnutrition and showing its people the path towards healthy life. Angul is …
  • Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights meet over welfare migrant workers’ children 14 Sep 2019 03:47 By Express News Service BALANGIR : A district level consultation meeting on welfare of migrant workers’ children was held here on Friday. A draft action plan to address the plights of these children was prepared in the presence of officials of six Western …
  • Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding 05 Sep 2019 15:14 Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flooding and water-logging in view of the heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour …
  • Heavy rains likely to lash Odisha in next five days, districts put on alert 31 Aug 2019 19:44 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains likely to pound many parts of Odisha in the next five days due to a fresh low-pressure area taking shape over Bay of Bengal, the state government on Saturday asked the districts to be prepared to meet the possible flood …
  • More rains in store  for Odisha 26 Aug 2019 06:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State will receive more rains under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over north-west Bay of Bengal, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.The regional Met office predicted light to moderate …
  • Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line work in Odisha put on track 25 Aug 2019 03:21 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  The much-awaited Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line is likely to see the light of the day as the Railway Board has given green signal for its Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey (PETS) recently. Odisha Rail …
  • Seven-member panel formed for BJD membership drive 24 Aug 2019 05:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Friday constituted a State-level committee to monitor and coordinate the party’s membership drive set to start from September 2. The seven-member committee comprises …
  • Low pressure to trigger more rain across Odisha 24 Aug 2019 05:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as rain pounded several parts of the State on Friday with Bhubaneswar recording 16.3 mm rainfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued warning for more showers in the next 24 hours.  On the day Puri …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismisses 15 officials 18 Aug 2019 05:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha Government dismissed at least 15 officials from service and stopped pensions of two others, an official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said on Saturday. Stating that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik …
  • 20 gates of Hirakud Dam opened to release excess water 16 Aug 2019 06:57 Image Source : PTI 20 gates of Hirakud Dam opened to release excess water With the water level in Hirakud Dam rising due to incessant rain in upper catchments of Mahanadi river, the authorities opened 20 gates on Thursday to release excess water from the …
  • Season’s first flood water released from Hirakud dam 15 Aug 2019 04:22 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Hirakud dam released this season’s first flood water into Mahanadi river on Wednesday.The water level of Hirakud Dam Reservoir (HDR) stood at 618.69 ft against Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 630 ft when water was …
  • Odisha on High Alert! Authorities prepare to release floodwater in Mahanadi 14 Aug 2019 19:47 Image Source : PTI Image for representation Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday asked Collectors of 11 districts to prepare for the impending flood in Mahanadi river. Due to heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the …
  • Monsoon fury in Kerala, Karnataka; death toll rises to 153 in 2 states 14 Aug 2019 15:22 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/ BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Torrential rains lashed many states of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 153 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three …
  • Mahanadi in spate, 11 Odisha districts on high alert 14 Aug 2019 12:26 Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday asked Collectors of 11 districts to prepare for the impending flood in Mahanadi river. Due to heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the Mahanadi, about 11 …
  • Naveen Patnaik reviews flood-hit districts of Odisha 14 Aug 2019 02:42 Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the flood-hit districts of the state and extended seven days gratuitous relief to those affected. Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Subarnapur and Kandhamal districts of the state are …
  • Eight killed in Odisha rain, floods 13 Aug 2019 19:12 Image Source : FILE IMAGE 8 killed in Odisha rain, floods   At least eight people were killed due to the heavy rain and floods in Odisha, a relief official said on Tuesday The deaths were reported from the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, …
  • India Monsoon 13 Aug 2019 19:10 The death toll in flood-affected states mounted to 225 on Tuesday, with 91 perishing since August 8 in Kerala where more rain has been forecast, even as the weather in deluge-hit Karnataka and Maharashtra improved, allowing authorities to speed up rescue …
  • Kerala Floods: Death Toll Reaches 88, Heavy Rain Warning For Three Districts 13 Aug 2019 12:56 The death toll in Kerala floods reached 88 on Tuesday with an "extremely heavy rain" warning issued for three districts, even as the weather in deluge-hit Karnataka and Gujarat improved, allowing authorities to speed up rescue and relief …
  • 8 killed in Odisha rain, floods 13 Aug 2019 10:16 Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) At least eight people were killed due to the heavy rain and floods in Odisha, a relief official said on Thursday The deaths were reported from the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput and Malkangiri, according …
  • Heavy rain batters Odisha; flood-like situation in some areas 08 Aug 2019 01:22 Image Source : PTI Heavy rain batters Odisha; flood-like situation in some areas Heavy downpour triggered by a deep depression, which crossed Odisha coast, battered several parts of the state on Wednesday creating a flood-like situation and disrupting …
  • Heavy rain batters Odisha; creates flood-like situation in 2 districts 07 Aug 2019 08:57 The incessant rain has snapped road link between the district headquarters town of Malkangiri and Jeypore. Bhubaneswar: With the depression over the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a deep depression on Wednesday, heavy downpour battered several parts of …
  • Occupational therapy centre at KIMS 28 Jul 2019 05:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Minister of Health and Family Welfare Naba Kishore Das inaugurated a state-of-the-art physiotherapy and occupational therapy centre at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here on Saturday. The centre has …
  • Rains to continue till August first week in Odisha 28 Jul 2019 04:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Farmers of the state who have been waiting for rains to revive their crops and kick start agriculture activities, now have a ray of hope. The much-awaited rainfall activity will remain above normal across Odisha till …
  • Aditya Birla to complete 75 Mw solar plants in Odisha by June 2020 26 Jul 2019 13:36 Aditya Birla Renewables Ltd, part of the diversified business conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, which had won a bid for developing 75 Mw solar power plant in Odisha, is expected to complete the project by June 2020. “The company will develop the project, …
  • 119 blocks in Odisha lack JMFC courts, admits Minister 19 Jul 2019 02:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 119 blocks in Odisha do not have Civil Judge-cum-JMFC court. Admitting this, the state government on Wednesday said plans are afoot to establish 16 courts in 13 districts and a decision on opening courts in …
  • Monsoon deficit brings back humidity in Odisha 18 Jul 2019 02:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: More than a month after southwest monsoon entered Odisha, the citizens of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack continue to experience hot and humid condition. While the Capital recorded 36.9 degree Celsius on Wednesday, it was 37 …
  • How Odisha took bite out of malaria: strategy and ASHA soldiers on ground 16 Jul 2019 23:14 ASHA worker Gitanjali Bhakta (left) performs a malaria blood test in Lokapada village of Boudh district. (Express photo by Sampad Patnaik) From 4,36,850 malaria cases reported in 2015, Odisha had 66,301 cases reported in 2018, an 85-per cent reduction, …
  • Maharasthra: 2,800 SHGs to train women from minority communities 10 Jul 2019 00:38 The women would be trained for a minimum three months. Emphasise will be also be given on making the women self-reliant within six months. (Representational) To empower women from minorities communities by providing them skill development training, the …
  • Maharashtra’s Swadhar Scheme: CAG report blames GR for depriving over 30,000 SC, NB students from availing benefits 05 Jul 2019 03:43 The CAG report exposes the lackadaisical approach of the SJSAD leading to underutilisation of funds allocated for welfare schemes meant to help SC and NB students. (Representational image) As many as 31,613 students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and …
  • Odisha receives deficit rainfall of 31.5% in June 01 Jul 2019 09:43 Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) Odisha experienced a rainfall deficit of 31.5 per cent in June this year, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said on Monday. Odisha got average rainfall of 148.3 mm against the Long Term Average (LTA) of 216.5 mm …
  • Rainfall activity picks up pace in Odisha 01 Jul 2019 03:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least nine days after southwest monsoon arrived in Odisha, the rainfall activity picked up pace on Sunday. Rainfall occurred at most places in north Odisha and at isolated places in southern region from Saturday to …
  • Four arrested for robbery in Bhubaneswar 28 Jun 2019 05:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Police arrested four persons for robbery and produced the accused before a court here on Thursday. The accused are Krushna Chandra Das (24) of Dumduma, Amarjit Pradhan (24) of Bharatpur, Maheswar Dalei (28) of Old Town …
  • Odisha's Ganjam railway projects lost in files 28 Jun 2019 03:59 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: It has been eight years since the survey report for the railway line between Berhampur and Sambalpur was submitted to the Railway Ministry.  But, there has been no progress till date. In its reply to a RTI query filed by …
  • ODFC manager in vigilance net for accepting bribe 28 Jun 2019 03:59 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Vigilance sleuths of Boudh district under Berhampur division on Thursday nabbed manager of Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC)  Kendu leaf sub-division, Kantamal block Bikram Kumar Sahu while accepting bribe. …
  • Southwest monsoon arrives in Odisha, rain in several areas 21 Jun 2019 13:59 By IANS BHUBANESWAR: Providing much-needed relief from the scorching summer, the southwest monsoon finally on Friday made onset on the Odisha coast, triggering rainfall in different parts of the state. Indin Meteorological Department's senior scientist …
  • Heat and lightning on killing spree, over 100 dead in Odisha 13 Jun 2019 04:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 39 people have reportedly died due to heat wave in Odisha which continued to reel under gruelling hot conditions with little relief in sight. Four out of 39 alleged sunstroke death cases have been …
  • Congress sub-committees step up to combat election debacle job in Odisha 10 Jun 2019 02:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Congress on Sunday distributed responsibilities among six sub-committees constituted to visit different areas of the State to find out reasons behind the party’s worst ever performance in 2019 elections. The first sub- …
  • Heat wave continues in Odisha 02 Jun 2019 06:55 Category: India Posted by Shameen Published: Jun 01, 2019, 10:04 pm IST Updated: Jun 01, 2019, 10:04 pm IST Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under AN intense heat wave with 10 places recording above 40 degreeS Celsius on Saturday. There seems no …
  • New vine snake discovered in Odisha biosphere reserve 26 May 2019 16:26 A group of researchers has discovered a tenth species of the vine snake of genus Ahaetulla after a gap of more than a century. Before this discovery, there were nine species of vine snakes reported from the country. The Ahaetulla laudankia, the newly- …
  • 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 …
  • 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 announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • Kalyani Devi crowned first woman Gajapati of Paralakhemundi 11 Jan 2020 21:37 PARALAKHEMUNDI: After the demise of Paralakhemundi Maharaj Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo, his only daughter, Kalyani was on Saturday coronated as the head of the royal family. With the coronation, Kalyani has officially become the first woman Gajapati in …
  • Odisha's Paralakhemundi Gajapati no more 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Head of Gajapati dynasty and former Parliamentarian, Paralakhemundi Maharaj Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo, died in the early hours of Friday, following prolonged illness. He was 76. The Gajapati was in coma for the last …
  • First woman Gajapati of Parala royal family 11 Jan 2020 04:33 Express News Service PARALAKHEMUNDI: Kalyani Gajapati on Friday became the first woman to head the Gajapati dynasty of  Paralakhemundi. She was coronated after her father Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away in Bhubaneswar. “As per traditions of the …
  • Odisha royal, ex-MP Gopinath Gajapati Narayan, dies 11 Jan 2020 00:50 BHUBANESWAR: The Paralakhemundi king and two-time Lok Sabha member Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Friday. He was 76. As per reports, he was undergoing treatment at the hospital as he was suffering from …
  • CM Patnaik condoles former MP Gopinath Gajapati’s demise 10 Jan 2020 09:27 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday expressed grief over the demise of former MP Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo who breathed his last earlier in the day. In a statement, Patnaik said, “Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo represented …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Srimandir panel holds talks with Puri seer 07 Jan 2020 06:05 By Express News Service PURI: Members of Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee led by chairman Gajapati Dibyasingh Deo on Monday discussed matters pertaining to the shrine with Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati at Govardhan Mutt here. The seer …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • New norms in Odisha to boost organic farming 28 Dec 2019 04:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has planned to introduce a set of new operational guidelines for organic farming in order to prevent use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and genetically modified …
  • 75 hospitals in aspirational districts to be converted into medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:32 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Centre was planning to convert 75 hospitals in aspirational districts across the country into medical colleges in a phase-wise manner. Vardhan, who was here to unveil a statue of former prime …
  • Christmas celebrated with fervour in southern districts of Odisha 26 Dec 2019 05:12 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/JEYPORE: Christmas was celebrated with fervour in the southern districts of the State on Tuesday. Thousands of people thronged churches, which were decorated with lights, candles and Christmas trees in Gajapati, …
  • Mega project for pilgrims in Puri 21 Dec 2019 00:25 By Express News Service PURI: A mega project having 1,000 rooms and dormitories along the lines of ‘Bhakta Nivas’ would be built on six acre of land at Matitota, here to provide low cost accommodation to pilgrims, informed Chief Administrator of Sri …
  • King hails Naveen for Puri revamp, Cong fumes 17 Dec 2019 03:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A statement made by Gajapati of Puri Dibyasingha Deb praising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the initiatives taken by him to beautify Puri and Sri Jagannath Temple, has come in for strong criticism from the Congress …
  • 'Happy Fridge' installed in Odisha's Parlakhemundi 16 Dec 2019 05:23 By Express News Service PARALAKHEMUNDI: In a bid to prevent food wastage and ensure nobody goes to sleep in empty stomach, Gajapati police, in collaboration with Feeding India, an NGO, has installed ‘Happy Fridge’ in front of the district headquarters …
  • Met predicts rain in Odisha 14 Dec 2019 05:03 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Light rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Odisha in the next two days under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over east Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday …
  • Bulldozers ready to raze San Chhata Mutt 12 Dec 2019 03:25 By Express News Service PURI: With Mangu Mutt completely razed on Wednesday, the bulldozers are now trained on San Chhata Mutt, next in the line of demolition to pave way for a 75-metre heritage and security corridor around Sri Jagannath temple.   …
  • Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind On the Occasion of the Conclusion of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Utkal university 09 Dec 2019 07:45 By Chennaivision in Events, General, News December 9, 2019 The Land of Odisha is a marvel to behold. Not far from this place where we stand today exists a historic site that gave the eternal message of love and peace to the humankind after realising the …
  • Body carried on motorcycle 09 Dec 2019 04:09 BERHAMPUR: In the absence of a hearse, the body of 62-year-old Gobind Bhuyan of Hatibadi village in Raigada block of Gajapati district was carried on a motorcycle by his two sons on Sunday. Gobind, who had been ailing for some time, was admitted to …
  • Who were the Paikas of Odisha, and what will the Paika Memorial celebrate? 08 Dec 2019 11:30 , Edited by Explained Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 8, 2019 3:46:34 pm Paika Bidroha (Source: Wikimedia Commons) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (December 8) laid the foundation stone for a memorial to mark 200 years of the Paika Rebellion, an …
  • What Faith Can Do 02 Dec 2019 01:33 An idol of Subhadra being painted (Written by Sonal Gupta) The quiet art gallery of the India International Centre, Delhi, perhaps replicates the hush of reverence one usually finds in the inner sanctum of a temple. Yet, with Siddhartha Das Studio’s …
  • SJTA move on Niali Madhab gift decried 25 Nov 2019 06:04 By Express News Service PURI: Religious scholars have decried the decision of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to refuse the present sent by Niali Madhab temple trust on the occasion of Prathamastami on the ground that there was no record stating …
  • Utkal University to complete boundary wall construction 25 Nov 2019 04:45 BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone for boundary wall project of Utkal University while inaugurating university's Platinum Jubilee celebration here on Saturday. The institution has no foolproof boundary since its inception. …
  • Maoists regrouping on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border 25 Nov 2019 04:28 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: In what could set alarm bells ringing for police, the Maoists have intensified their activities in as many as 20 villages under Kolnara, Ramnaguda and Rayagada blocks in Rayagada district and some areas of neighbouring …
  • Verification documents of 455 teachers in Odisha put on hold  25 Nov 2019 04:27 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The process of document verification of 455 teachers out of 2,000 in Gajapati district, has been put on hold.  The teachers had submitted Bachelor in Education (B Ed) certificates from universities outside Odisha. …
  • Utkal University to get Rs 100 crore for infrastructure development: Odisha CM 24 Nov 2019 06:22 Naveen Patnaik said improving the quality of education at all levels of the education system is a top priority of his government. (File Photo) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 100 crore assistance for the infrastructure …
  • Quality education Government priority: CM Naveen Patnaik 24 Nov 2019 05:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced that the State Government has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 100 crore for Utkal University for opening six centres of excellence. Inaugurating the five-day …
  • Staff salary blocked in Odisha for not submitting attendance information 24 Nov 2019 05:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Defying Government order has cost 61-aided Higher Secondary Schools in the State dearer. October salaries of the employees of the schools have been blocked for not submitting biometric attendance sheet of teaching and …
  • Casualties dip after check on drunken driving in Odisha 22 Nov 2019 01:31 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Enforcement against drunken driving in the last two months has resulted in a sharp drop in the number of road mishaps across the State. Informing this to mediapersons on Thursday, Additional Director General of Police ( …
  • Seven-month pregnant woman dies in Odisha's Gajapati district due to lack of medical help 19 Nov 2019 01:50 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: In the face of the State Government’s big claims of providing safe motherhood interventions through schemes like Janani Surakhya Yojana and Mamata besides, emergency ambulance service, a pregnant woman lost her life as …
  • Odisha to promote mini-hydel plans 18 Nov 2019 09:21 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid uncertainty from thermal power producers due to coal supply problems and increasing emphasis on the use of clean energy, the State Government has decided to explore the possibility of promoting more mini-hydropower …
  • Set up police station in Kotia: House panel to Odisha Government 08 Nov 2019 04:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha’s dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Kotia villages remains unresolved for years, an Assembly Committee headed by Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro recommended that schools should not be shifted from the area despite …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Cyclone 'Bulbul' may intensify, likely to move towards Bengal 07 Nov 2019 08:58 As a precautionary measure, the Odisha govt has asked all district administrations to closely watch the development of the cyclonic system. Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic storm formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over …
  • Storm likely to swerve away from Odisha 07 Nov 2019 04:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The deep depression over Bay of Bengal is set to concentrate into a cyclonic storm but likely to move away from Odisha, Met office said here on Wednesday even as the exact course of the system would be clear in the next …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Odisha may escape cyclonic storm, widespread rainfall expected 06 Nov 2019 19:46 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is set to intensify into a cyclonic storm by Thursday, but it is likely to skip Odisha and move towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, a senior IMD official said. The Odisha government has …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC 05 Nov 2019 14:07 Image Source : PTI No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC. Representational image. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Tuesday said that the possibility of the cyclonic storm touching Odisha coast is low and has also asked the …
  • Ganja stocking point raided in heart of Visakhapatnam 03 Nov 2019 04:28 Police arrested three persons including two women and took two juveniles (one girl) into custody for allegedly being part of a ganja smuggling racket which was being run in coordination with inter-State smugglers, near Appu Ghar at MVP Colony in the city …
  • In cyclone-prone Odisha dist, women learn to save themselves, others 03 Nov 2019 00:16 At a training programme in Chattrapur, Odisha. (Express Photo) Let’s Assume there is a cyclone, and you later see a man lying on the ground with a fractured leg. How do you move him?” asks trainer Bijay Kumar. Some among the group of women, who sit on …
  • Villagers wade through river to reach town 31 Oct 2019 03:16 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: For the people of seven villages in Mohana block of Gajapati district, wading through waist deep water is the only means of reaching the nearest town. The villagers have no alternative but to wade through Harabhangi river …
  • 'Great October March 2019' at Odisha led by Licypriya Kangujam 30 Oct 2019 03:24 'Great October March 2019' at Odisha led by Licypriya Kangujam Bhubaneswar, 29th October 2019 'Great October March 2019' at Odisha led by Licypriya Kangujam Odisha creates history in the World with the biggest rural climate strike lead by …
  • Govt ropes in IIT-Bombay to scan landslide zones 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has roped in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay to study landslides in hilly terrains of South Odisha and other parts in a scientific and geographical perspective to identify vulnerable …
  • Licypriya Kangujam meet landslides victims of Odisha 28 Oct 2019 02:15 Licypriya Kangujam meet landslides victims of Odisha Bhubaneswar, 26th October 2019 Licypriya Kangujam meet landslides victims of Odisha 8-years-Old Indian kid traveled thousands of kilometers to meet the landslides victims of Odisha. “Dear World Leaders, …
  • 8-years-Old Indian kid Licypriya Kangujam traveled thousands of kilometers to meet the landslides victims of Odisha 27 Oct 2019 12:21 NET Bureau “Dear World Leaders, This is Climate Emergency. Act now.” – 8 years old Indian Climate Activist & Founder of The Child Movement Licypriya Kangujam stood with a banner with the victim children & families at the landslides sites of …
  • Incessant rain affects normal life in Odisha 24 Oct 2019 12:45 Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 (IANS) Incessant rain triggered by a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal threw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha on Thursday. The regional meteorological centre here issued red, orange and yellow …
  • Licypriya protest on climate action at Delhi : Report 22 Oct 2019 00:59 Licypriya Kangujam kicks off worldwide protest demands on climate action New Delhi, October 21st 2019 Licypriya Kangujam kicks off worldwide protest demands on climate action Eight-year-old Indian climate activist Licypriya Kangujam kicks off the historic …
  • Rain Hammers Karnataka, Red Alert In Parts Of Kerala: 10 Points 21 Oct 2019 19:45 Kerala is likely to receive heavy rainfall today and tomorrow. (PTI) New Delhi:  Heavy rainfall battered many parts of the country on Monday, throwing normal life out of gear and disrupting electoral activities being taken up as part of the assembly polls …
  • Odisha gears to for action plan to end child marriage within a decade 19 Oct 2019 12:28 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government is all set to introduce a five-year strategic action plan to end child marriage in the State in next 10 years. The Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2019-24 aims at strengthening monitoring mechanism to …
  • Secy-level officials to oversee development in Odisha districts 11 Oct 2019 12:07 Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday nominated secretary-level officials to oversee development in 10 aspirational districts of the state. The officials have been directed to closely follow up on the 49 indicators across five sectors …
  • State records 9.9 per cent surplus rainfall this season 02 Oct 2019 04:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Despite delayed monsoon, Odisha received 9.9 per cent surplus rainfall this season from June to September. While the cumulative rainfall in the State was deficient by 31.5 pc and 9 pc respectively in June and July, the …
  • IMD predicts more rain, dists on alert 28 Sep 2019 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting heavy rains in the State for two more days, Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena on Wednesday asked district Collectors to keep administrative machinery ready to meet any exigency arising out of …
  • Heavy rain lashes Odisha, causes inundation of several areas 25 Sep 2019 17:03 Image Source : FILE Heavy rain lashes Odisha, causes inundation of several areas Incessant rain lashed several parts of Odisha on Wednesday causing inundation of several low-lying areas in the state. With the Meteorological Centre here predicting more …
  • Watch: Senior BJD MP slap young party worker on stage at party meet 25 Sep 2019 12:04 ‘The MP did not slap me but only chided by just touching my cheek just like elder brother,’ the worker who got slapped said. Bhubaneswar: Chandrasekhar Sahu, MP from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) from Odisha’s Berhampur, recently landed in a controversy after a …
  • BJD MP slaps party worker on stage, video goes viral 25 Sep 2019 09:09 Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Chandrasekhar Sahu, Member of Parliament (MP) of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) from Berhampur, has landed in a controversy after a video, in which he was seen slapping a party worker, has gone viral on social media. The former Union …
  • Heavy rain likely to lash Odisha in next 3-days: MeT 25 Sep 2019 03:17 Image Source : FILE Heavy rain likely to lash Odisha in next 3-days: MeT Heavy downpour is likely to batter many parts of Odisha for the next three days due to a cyclonic circulation in the region, the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar said on Tuesday. …
  • Tribals in Odisha seek cancellation of Tibetan refugees’ land lease 17 Sep 2019 02:25 By Tenzin Sangmo ADM Gajapati Distt distributing land patta to Camp No. 2 farmers in May 2013. PC -tibet.net DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 16: Adivasi Adhikar Manch (AAM) in Odisha is reportedly seeking the cancellation of state land lease to Phuntsokling Tibetan …
  • The history of the monasteries near Puri’s Sri Jagannath Temple 15 Sep 2019 00:49 Then and Now: Radially around Puri’s Jagannath Temple, up to a distance of 75m, construction cranes are hard at work bringing down structures that have been part of the area for centuries. (Photo: Getty Images; Designed by Rajan Sharma) The immediate …
  • Amicus curiae’s go ahead to demolition in Puri 08 Sep 2019 07:16 By Express News Service PURI: Amidst opposition by mahants of different mutts facing demolition and protests by traders, Odisha Government’s drive to transform Puri into an international heritage city received a stamp of approval from amicus curiae Ranjit …
  • Collectors of 10 districts put on heavy rain alert 06 Sep 2019 03:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains expected in 10 districts of the State in next two days, Odisha Government on Thursday asked the Collectors concerned to remain prepared for any exigencies arising out of flood and water-logging. Special …
  • Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding 05 Sep 2019 15:14 Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flooding and water-logging in view of the heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour …
  • August shower brings down deficit to 1.2 per cent in Odisha 01 Sep 2019 06:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Heavy showers in most of the districts in August have brought down the State’s rain deficit to just 1.2 per cent. The State received 24.5 per cent surplus rainfall in August with an average of 443.3 mm against the …
  • Heavy rains likely to lash Odisha in next five days, districts put on alert 31 Aug 2019 19:44 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains likely to pound many parts of Odisha in the next five days due to a fresh low-pressure area taking shape over Bay of Bengal, the state government on Saturday asked the districts to be prepared to meet the possible flood …
  • Vivek Yadav, Vizianagaram DC: In hot, humid Andhra town, solar energy slashes power bills; govt offices, schools, colleges line up 27 Aug 2019 21:17 Vivek Yadav receives the award from Minister of Law and Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad. IT WAS the steep electricity bills that the District Collectorate and municipal offices were running up in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, which …
  • Seven-member panel formed for BJD membership drive 24 Aug 2019 05:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Friday constituted a State-level committee to monitor and coordinate the party’s membership drive set to start from September 2. The seven-member committee comprises …
  • Property transaction in Mysuru: IT officials seize Rs 5.75 crore in cash 21 Aug 2019 14:21 ET Bureau| Aug 21, 2019, 07.47 PM IST BCCL The officials have taken up further investigation suspecting that the cash component was paid out of the undisclosed income earned out of the business. BENGALURU: The Income Tax Investigation wing officials on …
  • Good news: More rains in store for Odisha 19 Aug 2019 07:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said more rains are in store for Odisha as a low-pressure area has formed over central parts of Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand under the influence of a …
  • Odisha Special Relief Commissioner asks for damage assessment on floods, rainfall 11 Aug 2019 08:40 The seven districts are Balangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malakangiri, Nabarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur. Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi has written to nine district collectors to submit an assessment …
  • 15th century Gajapati dynasty inscription found 10 Jul 2019 19:05
  • Project 'SHE' to protect women in Odisha's Gajapati 26 Jun 2019 05:06 By Express News Service PARLAKHEMUNDI: Gajapati police is all set to deploy special SHE teams to ensure safety and security of girls and women in the district.  Gajapati SP Sarah Sharma said the pilot project, modelled on the lines of ‘Safety-Health- …
  • Cyclone Fani: Police personnel, general public from Gajapati donate over Rs 6 Lakhs to CM Relief Fund 13 May 2019 01:29 [India], May 13 (ANI): In a unique gesture, highlighting the police-public coordination for "public good", police officers, staff of the district along with general public under the leadership of Superintendent of Police (SP) Sarah Sharma have …
  • Villagers struggle to get safe drinking water in Gajapati district 29 Apr 2019 05:33 Express News Service GUMMA(GAJAPATI DISTRICT): Development is the most over-used buzzword when polls are round the corner. But the ground reality often belies it. For Adanaguda, a nondescript village under Gumma block, even basic amenities like drinking …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates 129 projects for Gajapati’s development 08 Feb 2019 06:42 By Express News Service PARLAKHEMUNDI: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday unveiled a 19 feet high statue of Acharya Padmasambhav at the Padmasambhava Mahavihara monastery in Jirang.The towering statue has been installed in the Padmasambhava lake on …
  • Odisha CM to visit landslide site in Gajapati 16 Oct 2018 18:23 BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik will visit Baraghara village under Gangabada panchayat in Gajapati on Wednesday where 15 people died in a landslide on October 11 hours after cyclone Titli made landfall near Palasa in Srikakulam district of …
  • Cyclone Titli: Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia for kin of Gajapati landslide victims 14 Oct 2018 17:16 [India], Oct 14 (ANI): An ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh will be given to the families of those who lost their lives due to landslide in Odisha's Mahendragiri hills on October 11. "Electricity restoration work is near completion and water supply has been …
  • Gajapati Collector teaches students on surprise visit to school 01 Jul 2018 01:34 By PTI PARALAKHEMUNDI:  THE students of Mahendragiri Municipal High School, here had a pleasant surprise in store for them on Friday. Not only a distinguished person visited the school but also taught Geography lesson to the students. And he was Gajapati …
  • Jagannath Temple treasury keys: No role, says Gajapati king 07 Jun 2018 17:38 Amid a controversy over the missing keys of the inner treasury of Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb today said he does not have any role in the incident. In a statement issued from the US, Deb said he has been in possession of one …
  • Puri Gajapati blames Jagannath temple administration for missing keys 07 Jun 2018 16:53 Bhubaneswar, June 7 (IANS) Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Thursday blamed the Jagannath temple administration for the missing keys of “Ratna Bhandar” (treasury). Gajapati, in a letter released to a section of media here, said he failed to understand why …
  • Defunct tube wells lead to water crisis in Gajapati 29 Mar 2018 02:48 Women fetching water from a ditch at Kusapalli village under R Udaygiri block of Gajapati district | Express BERHAMPUR: People of Kusapalli village under R Udayagiri block in Gajapati district are facing severe water crisis since last month. The village …
  • Man kidnaps son in Gajapati 16 Mar 2018 23:42 Berhampur: Police have arrested a man in Gajapati district for allegedly kidnapping his three-year-old son from an upper primary school after throwing chilly powder at his wife and mother-in-law on Wednesday. Krushna Chandra Panda, 27, fled with the boy, …
  • 9 killed as truck rolls down gorge in Odisha’s Gajapati district 15 Feb 2018 03:47
  • Probe order against Jet Airways pilot slapping woman colleague: Gajapati Raju 04 Jan 2018 17:59 New Delhi: A probe has been ordered into the incident of a Jet Airways' pilot allegedly slapping his woman commander on a London-Mumbai flight, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Responding to the issue …
  • Nitin Gadkari asks Ashok Gajapati Raju to explore norms for single-engine seaplanes 28 Dec 2017 19:14 NEW DELHI: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju to explore a regulatory regime for single-engine seaplanes with a view to facilitating introduction of such planes in the country, an official said. …
  • Air India delays flight by 90 minutes with aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju on board; here's what he did next 14 Dec 2017 11:51 [Representational image]Creative commons After the slapgate incident, Air India is again in news for the wrong reasons. India's national carrier has suspended three employees after its flight from Delhi to Vijayawada was delayed by around 1.30 hours on …
  • Want to make Air India vibrant, says civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju 05 Dec 2017 10:52 Meanwhile, the department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM) of the finance ministry had decided to go for a strategic divestment route in Air India. Transaction advisors had also been appointed, Raju said. (PTI) Civil aviation minister …
  • Want to make Air India vibrant: Ashok Gajapati Raju 05 Dec 2017 10:37 Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju today said the government wants to make Air India vibrant for which plans on an 'alternative mechanism' was being worked out. The national carrier, entirely funded by government, was making losses and was …
  • Staff crunch hits Gajapati college 28 Oct 2017 19:09 Berhampur: Severe staff shortage has hit academics and administration at one of Gajapati district's premier colleges, named after one of its most famous sons. The Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Autonomous College at Paralakhemundi has been functioning …
  • Gajapati schoolboy jumps off car, dies 27 Sep 2017 05:41 Bhubaneswar, Sept. 26: A schoolboy jumped to his death from a running vehicle near his school gate this morning as the driver of the bus did not stop there. The deceased, Augustine Behera, was a student of Class VI at Gundima Model School in Mohana block …
  • New Airport Terminal Inaugurated In Jammu By Mehbooba Mufti, Ashok Gajapati Raju 17 Aug 2017 12:58 Jammu:  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the Rs 80 crore state-of-the-art terminal building at Jammu Airport today. Union ministers of state Jitendra Singh and Jayant Sinha, J& …
  • Bihar air connectivity: Nitish Kumar and Ashok Gajapati Raju signs MoU for promoting regional connectivity in state 14 Jul 2017 16:17 Under regional connectivity Purnea, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Saharsa and Valmikinagar have been chosen in Bihar. (Representative Image/Reuters) An MoU was signed today in presence of Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and Chief Minister …
  • GST rollout: Petrol, diesel, aviation fuel kept out, to be decided upon later, says Ashok Gajapati Raju 01 Jul 2017 04:28 Talking to ANI, Raju said the petroleum products such as petrol, diesel and aviation turbine fuel have been kept out of the GST as of now and the decision on it will be taken later. (PTI) After the historic Goods and Services Tax (GST) became a reality, …
  • Petrol, diesel, aviation fuel kept out of GST, to be decided upon later: Ashok Gajapati Raju 01 Jul 2017 01:47 [India], July 1 (ANI): After the historic Goods and Services Tax (GST) became a reality, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju on Saturday said it will help in the economic rejuvenation of this country. Talking to ANI, Raju said the petroleum …
  • Gajapati administration to regulate hill broom production in Odisha 26 Jun 2017 06:54 A rural woman making a broom from hill grass. (Photo | Express Photo Service) BERHAMPUR: After successful bids to attract tribals for scientific cultivation of different crops and fruits such as queen variety pineapple, the Gajapati district administration …
  • Anant Geete goes to bat for Gaikwad and howPerhaps taking a cue from Gaikwad himself, Geete, an MP from Maharashtra's Raigad constituency, and other Sena MPs, almost flung themselves on aviation minister Asok Gajapati Raju, after the latter made clear… 06 Apr 2017 11:01 NEW DELHI: With even the Union civil aviation minister not inclined to lift the airlines' ban on Ravindra Gaikwad+ , it was left up to the Shiv Sena MP's senior colleague Anant Geete, to lead the charge - both literally and figuratively - in his …
  • Gajapati airlifted to city hospital 06 Jan 2017 22:48 File picture of Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo Bhubaneswar, Jan. 6: Successor of Gajapati dynasty Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo was today airlifted from Chennai and admitted to a private hospital in the city. Deo, 75, was being treated at a private hospital …
  • 2 College Students Arrested For Kidnapping, Raping Teen In Odisha: Cops 16 Jan 2020 18:07 The accused have been arrested under sections of IPC and POCSO, the police said (Representational) Berhampur: Two college students were arrested on Wednesday for the alleged kidnapping and rape of a 14-year-old school girl at a village in Odisha's …
  • Goat lifter gang busted, six held in Odisha's Khurda district 15 Jan 2020 05:54 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Ganjam police on Tuesday busted a gang of goat lifters and arrested six of its members from Khurda district. As many as 70 goats, 80 sheep, two SUVs, three motorcycles, five mobile phones and two swords were seized from …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s tributes to former ruler of Khallikote 14 Jan 2020 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday paid rich tributes to former ruler of Khallikote Raja Bahadur Ramachandra Deo on the latter’s 121st birth anniversary. Deo played a key role in the formation of a separate …
  • Ten-year-old boy dubbed 'human snake' because of rare condition 13 Jan 2020 18:34 A ten-year-old boy in India is dubbed the 'human snake' because his skin is covered in large scales. Jagannath, whose surname is unknown, has been covered in thick, dark plates ever since he was a baby. His scales are caused by a rare and incurable …
  • Boy, 10, dubbed 'human snake' because he sheds his skin every six weeks 13 Jan 2020 17:25 A ten-year-old boy in India has been dubbed a 'human snake' - because a rare condition causes him to shed his skin every month. The youngster, known only as Jagannath, suffers from rare genetic skin condition called lamellar ichthyosis. The …
  • 7,000 unemployed Odisha youths get placement in job fair 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In spite of the present employment crisis across the country, 7000 rural youths of Kandhamal Parliamentary Constituency got placements in 71 companies during a two-day mega job fair held at Phulbani and Boudh. The job …
  • Atlanta airport initiates smoking ban 10 Jan 2020 10:42 ATLANTA (WSAV) – Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport has now banned smoking inside the terminal.  If you are caught smoking, you could face up to a $200 fine.  There are 15 designated smoking areas outside the terminal. It’s all part of an …
  • Pani Panchayats elude 27 per cent beneficiaries: Study 09 Jan 2020 08:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: All is not well in Pani Panchayats (PPs) of the State. A study to evaluate community lift irrigation scheme in the state found that 27 per cent (pc) beneficiary farmers are deprived of water to their agriculture fields and …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
  • Orissa High Court seeks status report on Chilika eviction 07 Jan 2020 04:38 CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Monday fixed January 27 to assess the progress in demolition and eviction of illegal prawn gheris (farms) in Chilika Lake wetland area. The division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanju Panda and Justice SK Sahoo directed …
  • 13-year-old girl traced 11 days after going missing in Andhra Pradesh 05 Jan 2020 06:12 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   Krishna police on Saturday traced a minor girl who went missing on December 24 at Dornala of Prakasam on Saturday. The girl was brought back to Thiruvur mandal and reunited with her parents. According to Thiruvur …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • No mercy for drunk drivers, Odisha government to suspend licence 03 Jan 2020 03:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol, speaking over cell phone while behind the wheels or over-speeding, you may end up losing your driving licence. In no mood to show leniency towards traffic rule …
  • 1,408 PUCs in Odisha linked with Parivahan Sewa 02 Jan 2020 03:51 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: State Transport Authority has linked 1,408 pollution under control (PUC) testing centres in Odisha with Parivahan Sewa authorising them to conduct the tests. “From January 1, only those PUC centres linked with Parivahan …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • 3 girls dead under mysterious circumstances in Odisha's Ganjam 29 Dec 2019 10:27 Image Source : FILE 3 girls dead under mysterious circumstances in Odisha's Ganjam Three sisters died under suspicious circumstances within 24 hours in Odisha's Ganjam district, their family members said. While two girls -- L Tikina Reddy (6) and L …
  • Georgia leads nation in flu and Muscogee County ranks among hardest hit areas in state 28 Dec 2019 00:42 ATLANTA, Ga (WRBL) Right now, Georgia leads the nation in cases of flu and flu-related illnesses—and Muscogee County’s flu rate ranks among the highest in the state. This flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts nearly 4 million …
  • Overcast sky conditions in Capital 27 Dec 2019 02:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The sky remained overcast on Thursday with light rain in isolated parts of the State. Parts of Angul, Sundargarh, Talcher and Keonjhar.“Light rainfall occurred at isolated places in the State under the influence of an …
  • Closure of Aahar Kendras due to eclipse invites criticism 27 Dec 2019 00:40 The decision to close down Aahar Kendras on Thursday in view of the annular solar eclipse has invited criticism from rationalists in Odisha, who said that the move only promoted superstitious belief regarding food intake during eclipses. Aahar Kendras …
  • Christmas celebrated with fervour in southern districts of Odisha 26 Dec 2019 05:12 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/JEYPORE: Christmas was celebrated with fervour in the southern districts of the State on Tuesday. Thousands of people thronged churches, which were decorated with lights, candles and Christmas trees in Gajapati, …
  • Colourful start to Gopalpur Beach Fest 25 Dec 2019 07:05 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Gopalpur Beach Festival began on a colourful note at the seaside town in Ganjam district on Tuesday afternoon.Inaugurating the five-day cultural extravaganza, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said steps have been taken for …
  • Folk dance, music fest concludes in Odisha 23 Dec 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The three-day folk dance and music festival Nrutya Sangam, organised by Prativa Anusthan, concluded at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium here on Sunday. The festival was inaugurated by MP Basanta Panda on Friday. Minister of …
  • Doctors clueless as Ganjam village suffers from deformity curse 22 Dec 2019 00:09 Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Unlike toddlers his age, Rinku cannot go out to the village street to play. The two-year-old boy who was born with a neurological disorder is unable to stand or walk and even speak. After running around hospitals for his …
  • Kerala slowdown fast-tracks return of migrant workers from East 21 Dec 2019 02:49 Written by Shaju Philip | Kochi, Kozhikode (kerala) | Updated: December 21, 2019 7:22:49 am Waiting for work in Perumbavoor. Floods, recession have hit the construction sector. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran) HIS CELLPHONE is ringing but Divakar Kumar, …
  • Odisha BJP to have new chief by December-end: BJP general secretary Arun Singh 16 Dec 2019 06:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With too many aspirants for the top organisational post in the State unit of the BJP, the saffron party on Sunday started election of district presidents. "Election of the State BJP president will be completed by …
  • How Odisha’s slum rehabilitation project is transforming lives, winning awards 15 Dec 2019 23:29 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: December 16, 2019 3:08:24 am Formal land rights have had a transformational impact says Tatilu. (Express) Pk Tatilu, 36, runs a tailoring shop out of his one-room asbestos house in Nolia Sahi, which is …
  • Coastal highway may skip Odisha's Chilika to protect lagoon  15 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha Government is contemplating to exclude eco-sensitive zone of Chilika from the proposed coastal highway plan, a major portion of which was accepted recently.The 451-km highway which will pass through Balasore, …
  • Bhubaneswar: Village head rapes 6-yr-old, detained 09 Dec 2019 23:58 BHUBANESWAR: A village head allegedly raped a six-year-old girl in Patapur area of Odisha’s Ganjam district. The accused, Mrutyunjaya Das, was taken into custody for questioning on Monday following a complaint by the mother of the victim. Area police, …
  • Odisha district to give cash reward for info on child marriage 09 Dec 2019 11:18 Image Source : FILE Odisha district to give cash reward for info on child marriage The administration in Odisha's Ganjam district has launched an initiative under which any person who provided tip-off about a child marriage would receive a cash reward …
  • State food security to cover over two lakh new beneficiaries 06 Dec 2019 03:45 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State Government has decided to include another 2,02,809 people under its food security scheme.A highest number of 38,034 beneficiaries will get the benefit of subsidised rice at `1 a kg under the scheme in Ganjam …
  • Students plan revival of ailing salt industry in Odisha's Ganjam district 05 Dec 2019 08:03 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Two students of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Neelakantha Nagar have come up with a plan to revive the century-old salt industry of Ganjam district, which is on the brink of extinction. Suraj Kumar Mishra and BS Pratik, …
  • Madhu app for e-learning launched in Odisha 04 Dec 2019 07:20 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched Madhu App, an e-learning mobile phone app, for making classroom learning easier for students. By using this Android App, students will be able to download video lectures and exercises by …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik launches Madhu App for schools 04 Dec 2019 05:09 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the ‘Madhu App’ developed by Ganjam district administration for school students. The Chief Minister unveiled the App through video-conferencing from the Loka Seva …
  • December 10 date for government over protection of wetland 03 Dec 2019 03:32 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Monday set December 10 as deadline for the State Government to file an affidavit indicating the steps taken so far to ensure protection of Chilika Lake and Bhitarkanika National Park. The division …
  • No professional sports trainers in Odisha's Ganjam district 02 Dec 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: With infrastructure for development of sports taking strides in the district, lack of formally trained coaches has posed a picture of irony. The State Government has allocated funds for modernisation of Berhampur Stadium, …
  • Though HIV cases decline in Odisha, challenges persist 02 Dec 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Killer AIDS continues to spread its tentacles in Odisha from where thousands of youth migrate to neighbouring States in search of jobs and livelihood. As per the statistics available with Odisha State AIDS Control …
  • Challans issued to violators as MV Act comes into force in Odisha 02 Dec 2019 04:55 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Challans were issued to owners and drivers of all types of vehicles as part of enforcement of traffic rules across the State on Sunday. While the motorists were penalised for violation of the norms under Motor Vehicle …
  • No mother-to-child transmission of HIV virus in Ganjam 02 Dec 2019 02:50 Image Source : PTI No mother-to-child transmission of HIV virus in Ganjam Infants born in Ganjam district in the last two years were not found to be HIV- infected though some of their mothers had the virus, a senior health official said. The district, …
  • Amid major price hike, India to import 11,000 tonnes of onion from Turkey 02 Dec 2019 02:50 Image Source : PTI Shiv Sena activists sell onions at low-price as they protest over rise in its prices To control the rising prices of onion, the government is importing 11,000 tonnes of the staple vegetable from Turkey. Government sources on Sunday said …
  • No more leniency for traffic rule violators from today in Odisha 01 Dec 2019 04:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as the state government has given three-month extension to vehicle owners to update required documents ready, there will be no leniency for violators of traffic rules.  Motorists found with over speeding, red …
  • 140 arrested in Odisha for drink and drive in 24 hours; offenders fined ₹ 10,000 each 01 Dec 2019 04:35 Image Source : TWITTER 140 arrested in Odisha for drink and drive in 24 hours; offenders fined ₹ 10,000 each The Odisha Police have arrested 140 people in 24 hours for drunken driving, according to a senior police officer, here on Saturday. Interim …
  • Water bells ring in Ganjam schools 26 Nov 2019 07:42 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange launched the ‘water bell’ initiative at the Girl’s High School along Giri Road in the city on Monday. The Collector rang the bell at 11.40 am following which the students were asked …
  • Odisha’s Ganjam district to introduce ‘water bells’ in schools 24 Nov 2019 12:38 All the schools in Odisha’s Ganjam district have been instructed to ring three ‘water bells’ from Monday to remind children of drinking water. (Representational Image) All the schools in Odisha’s Ganjam district have been instructed to ring three ‘water …
  • Lift irrigation to enhance agricultural output in Ganjam district 18 Nov 2019 07:46 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The Lift Irrigation (LI) department has come up with a plan to create irrigation potential for 22,651-hectare land in the 22 blocks of Ganjam district through 1,487 projects for rabi crop. Most of the LI points in the …
  • Untimely rains damage paddy crop on 6800 hectares in Ganjam 18 Nov 2019 07:46 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Ganjam district suffered a loss of paddy grown on 6,849.44 hectare land due to untimely rains in 125 panchayats and three notified area councils (NACs).The district suffered the loss of standing crop grown on 6,960- …
  • Seven-storey tower to house all government offices in Odisha's Ganjam 12 Nov 2019 02:02 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: In a bid to bring all Government offices in Ganjam under one roof, the district administration will construct a seven-storey administrative tower at Chhatrapur. The old collectorate of Ganjam at Chhatrapur would be …
  • 300 villages to be connected with PMGSY roads in Ganjam 11 Nov 2019 05:14 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: As many as 300 villages in Ganjam would be connected by roads built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), said members of a two-member team from the Union Ministry of Rural Development, after reviewing the …
  • Underweight babies worry for Odisha's Ganjam 05 Nov 2019 04:48 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Despite implementation of a slew of government schemes, there has been been a rise in underweight babies born in Ganjam district. Till September this year, the district has recorded the birth of 4,115 underweight babies. …
  • Juvenile crime a headache for Odisha's Ganjam police 13 Oct 2019 06:36 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Juvenile crime has emerged as a major cause of concern for police in Ganjam district.  Two days back, a minor boy of Ankuli area was abducted and assaulted by members of one such outfit calling itself ‘Guru gang’ from …
  • Six-lane national highway plan along Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border in Ganjam district 14 Sep 2019 03:47 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has no proposal in near future for six-laning of 41-km Puintola-Ichhapur stretch along Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border in Ganjam district. This was stated during a meeting on …
  • Odisha: Waste management, Rs 10 per home in Ganjam district 09 Sep 2019 15:19 Each GP will prepare an action plan for the management of solid waste after evaluating local practices. (Picture for representational purpose) Odisha’s Ganjam district is witnessing a pioneering effort to implement solid waste management in rural areas. …
  • Dengue cases go up to 74 in Odisha's Ganjam 02 Sep 2019 06:27 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: With two more persons testing positive for dengue, the total number of those suffering from the disease in Ganjam district has gone up to 74 this year. Health officials denied reports that a person died of dengue in Aska. …
  • Ganjam’s wait for new minor ports gets longer 28 Aug 2019 01:33 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: AT a time when the State wants to develop cargo handling capacity of its existing ports including the Gopalpur Port, Ganjam’s wait for two new minor ports has been lingering for almost a decade. In the Assembly last month …
  • Significant rise in number of weaver birds in Ganjam 12 Jul 2019 12:42 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The number of baya weaver birds has witnessed a significant rise in Ganjam district in the past few years. This was stated at a homely bird conservation meeting organised by Rushikulya Samudrika Kaincha Surakhya Samiti ( …
  • Low catch, ban hit fishing economy of Ganjam district in Odisha 04 Jul 2019 05:06 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Fishermen of Ganjam are a worried lot. The impact of the nine-month ban on fishing notwithstanding decreasing fish catch during rest of the year has added to their woes. At least 15,000 people living between Prayagi and …
  • Odisha's Ganjam railway projects lost in files 28 Jun 2019 03:59 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: It has been eight years since the survey report for the railway line between Berhampur and Sambalpur was submitted to the Railway Ministry.  But, there has been no progress till date. In its reply to a RTI query filed by …
  • 18 get life sentence for 2007 Ganjam murder case 20 Jun 2019 05:30 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Additional District Judge, Berhampur, Sanjay Kumar Sahoo on Wednesday sentenced 18 people to life imprisonment for killing a 40-year-old man, accusing him of being involved in anti-social activities, 12 years ago. In …
  • 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. …
  • Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just 2 passengers every day 17 Jan 2020 02:04 Image Source : FILE Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just two passengers every day (Image for representation) When a train arrives at a junction station, we would expect rush of passengers entering the coaches to get that ever elusive vacant …
  • Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces special package for migrant workers on Sankranti 15 Jan 2020 11:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package for migrant workers for strengthening their livelihood and creation of assets in 20 migration prone blocks of four western Odisha districts on the occasion of …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • What merit does your son have to be BCCI secy: Kanhaiya to Shah 09 Jan 2020 23:26 Kanhaiya Kumar at the march. (Express Photo: Abhinav Saha) CPI leader and former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar Thursday took a dig at Home Minister Amit Shah, asking what merit his son Jay Shah had to become the BCCI secretary. Speaking at the Citizens’ …
  • Pani Panchayats elude 27 per cent beneficiaries: Study 09 Jan 2020 08:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: All is not well in Pani Panchayats (PPs) of the State. A study to evaluate community lift irrigation scheme in the state found that 27 per cent (pc) beneficiary farmers are deprived of water to their agriculture fields and …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
  • Gargy Nayak muscles her way to title 07 Jan 2020 22:28 Gargy, who stays in Cuttack and works as a Zumba trainer, is a reputed Odissi dancer. BHUBANESWAR: Gargy Nayak, an acclaimed Odissi dancer of Odisha, has proved that females can also excel in the traditionally male dominated sphere of bodybuilding as she …
  • Maoists gun down tribal man in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Maoists on Thursday night shot dead a tribal on suspicion of him being a police informer at Burdamaha village of Latingia panchayat under K Nuagaon in Kandhamal district. He was identified as Ranjan Digal of Mardudi …
  • Ostracised woman cremates father all by herself in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Ostracised from the community,  a woman had to cremate her father all by herself as villagers and relatives refused to extend a helping hand. The incident took place on Thursday at Ghuna village under Gudvela block in the …
  • Rains fuel crop loss worry for Odisha farmers 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Unseasonal rains on Friday have left farmers of Kalahandi district worried with their harvested paddy stocks lying in the open in mandis. At Bhawanipatna, Tipiguda, Tambachada, Dasigaon, Badkutru, Dulkibundh, Kotagaon …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • Odisha: Kin carry dead body for 5 km due to denial of mortuary van 03 Jan 2020 04:20 Subsequently, the family members requested the hospital authorities to provide them a hearse van to take the dead body to their village. Bhawanipatna: Family members of a deceased woman on Wednesday night carried her body on shoulder for five kilometres …
  • Kin carry woman's body on shoulder for five km in Odisha 03 Jan 2020 00:00 BHAWANIPATNA: Family members of a deceased woman on Wednesday night carried her body on shoulder for five kilometres from Odisha’s Kalahandi District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) to their village after the hospital authorities allegedly denied a hearse van, …
  • New Year rush in Odisha temples 02 Jan 2020 02:34 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/JEYPORE: People thronged temples like Manikeswar and Bhawanishankar temples in Bhawanipatna and Lankeswari temple at Junagarh on the occasion of New Year on Wednesday. A heavy rush of visitors was also witnessed at …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Odisha women mean big business 29 Dec 2019 04:21 Express News Service "The women of Odisha will lead the way in women empowerment in India”, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had proclaimed while launching the Mission Shakti programme on March 8, 2001.It was the first major programme to be launched by …
  • New norms in Odisha to boost organic farming 28 Dec 2019 04:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has planned to introduce a set of new operational guidelines for organic farming in order to prevent use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and genetically modified …
  • Overcast sky conditions in Capital 27 Dec 2019 02:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The sky remained overcast on Thursday with light rain in isolated parts of the State. Parts of Angul, Sundargarh, Talcher and Keonjhar.“Light rainfall occurred at isolated places in the State under the influence of an …
  • Odisha likely to have two more medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:42 By Express News Service Odisha is likely to have two more Government medical colleges under phase-III of the ongoing Centrally sponsored scheme for upgrading district or referral hospitals. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the …
  • 75 hospitals in aspirational districts to be converted into medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:32 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Centre was planning to convert 75 hospitals in aspirational districts across the country into medical colleges in a phase-wise manner. Vardhan, who was here to unveil a statue of former prime …
  • Rain likely to dampen Christmas in Odisha 24 Dec 2019 06:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday, predicted IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre here on Monday. “The rainfall activity will occur under the influence of western …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Folk dance, music fest concludes in Odisha 23 Dec 2019 06:38 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The three-day folk dance and music festival Nrutya Sangam, organised by Prativa Anusthan, concluded at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium here on Sunday. The festival was inaugurated by MP Basanta Panda on Friday. Minister of …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Neglected Paharia community of Odisha await ST tag 19 Dec 2019 07:25 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Deprived of livelihood and basic amenities, the Paharia community of Kalahandi continues to suffer under abject poverty even after seven decades of Independence. Paharias are present in Bijapada and Rajnapada villages …
  • Fog likely in parts of  North Odisha 17 Dec 2019 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Met office on Monday said shallow to moderate fog is likely to occur at isolated places in North Odisha, Khurda, Puri, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Sonepur and Koraput districts in the next 24 hours. “The temperature may …
  • Odisha BJP to have new chief by December-end: BJP general secretary Arun Singh 16 Dec 2019 06:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With too many aspirants for the top organisational post in the State unit of the BJP, the saffron party on Sunday started election of district presidents. "Election of the State BJP president will be completed by …
  • Woman Gang-Raped By Husband's Colleague, Two Others In Odisha: Police 15 Dec 2019 15:08 The woman lodged a complaint with Bhawanipatna Sadar police station. (Representational) Bhawanipatna (Odisha): A 26-year-old woman has been allegedly gang-raped by her husband's colleague and two other men in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police …
  • Three Odisha men arrested on rape charges 15 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  Police  have arrested three persons for alleged involvement in gang-rape of a woman in Kalahandi district on December 12. The accused Jasketan Nag, Laxmikanta Nag and Kishor Chandra Mahalik, all from Talmala village …
  • Met predicts rain in Odisha 14 Dec 2019 05:03 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Light rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Odisha in the next two days under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over east Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday …
  • Who were the Paikas of Odisha, and what will the Paika Memorial celebrate? 08 Dec 2019 11:30 , Edited by Explained Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 8, 2019 3:46:34 pm Paika Bidroha (Source: Wikimedia Commons) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (December 8) laid the foundation stone for a memorial to mark 200 years of the Paika Rebellion, an …
  • Odisha's Utkela Airstrip included in next round of UDAN 08 Dec 2019 08:46 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The Utkela Airstrip in the district will be included in Central Government’s next round of ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme. This has rekindled hopes of Kalahandi residents that the airport will become functional …
  • Workers resent payment at Odisha's Kalahandi mandis 08 Dec 2019 08:46 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Discontentment is brewing among labourers engaged for weighing and lifting paddy bags in mandis across Kalahandi district. The labourers, engaged by Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) and Self-Help Groups …
  • 8-foot-long python rescued from truck 04 Dec 2019 02:44 03 Dec 2019, 12:32PM ISTSource: ANIAn around 8-foot-long python was rescued in Odisha’s Kalahandi on Dec 02. The python slithered into a truck. Later, the forest personnel released python into nearby forest. whatsapp Facebook twitter Email linkedin Embed …
  • Nirbhaya case: Delhi Government recommends rejection of mercy petition of convict | Live 01 Dec 2019 14:20 Dec 01, 2019 7:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda Nirbhaya case: Delhi Government recommends rejection of mercy petition of convict Delhi Government recommends rejection of the petition of one of the convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, who …
  • 3 Girls Charred To Death After Haystack Catches Fire In Odisha 01 Dec 2019 14:17 The girls were playing in the haystack when it caught fire. Kalahandi: Three minor girls were charred to death on Saturday while they were playing near a haystack that caught fire at Bijmara village in Odisha's Kalahandi district. The minors have been …
  • Mega lift irrigation project a non-starter in Odisha's Kalahandi village 01 Dec 2019 02:18 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The first mega lift irrigation project of the state on Ret river in Laitara village in Kesinga block has failed to achieve its objective. The project, dedicated to people by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on December 12 …
  • JNU has failed larger cause in fee protests 30 Nov 2019 23:52 The current JNU protest is neither concerned with affirmative action nor about the nature of enormous dominance the Savarnas have. (Express photo) Written by Jitendra Suna Amid protests against the JNU fees hike, photos of me trying to cross over a …
  • Focus on door-to-door garbage collection in Odisha 30 Nov 2019 06:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Solid waste management in urban local bodies (ULBs) of the State has made considerable progress as 24 out of the 30 major ULBs has achieved 100 per cent success in door-to-door collection of household waste. Chief …
  • 217 teachers submitted fake certificates in Odisha: Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash 28 Nov 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At a time when State Government has asked all schools to verify the genuineness of certificates of school teachers, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed the Assembly that at least 217 teachers …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • Casualties dip after check on drunken driving in Odisha 22 Nov 2019 01:31 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Enforcement against drunken driving in the last two months has resulted in a sharp drop in the number of road mishaps across the State. Informing this to mediapersons on Thursday, Additional Director General of Police ( …
  • Nine-day Baliyatra festival in Cuttack ends on a high note 21 Nov 2019 01:46 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The historic Baliyatra festival, which concluded here on Wednesday, registered a record business in 9 days. Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS), which had come up with total 410 stalls, including 27 food …
  • Odisha govt starts process to appoint VCs in two new universities 13 Nov 2019 03:18 BHUBANESWAR: The higher education department on Monday urged office of governor and chancellor of state universities Ganeshi Lal to take necessary steps for appointment of vice chancellors in Rajendra University Balangir and Kalahandi University …
  • Ayodhya verdict: Security tightened in sensitive pockets of Odisha 12 Nov 2019 03:33 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In the wake of Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya case, police on Saturday tightened security across sensitive pockets here and also held multiple meetings of various peace committees. No untoward incident was reported from …
  • Millers delay procurement plan 11 Nov 2019 05:14 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Uncertainty looms over kharif paddy procurement in Kalahandi district with custom millers yet to sign agreement and deposit security. In the last rabi season, purchase of paddy was delayed by a month as millers …
  • Power boats for cut-off villages 11 Nov 2019 05:14 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Power boat services were started on Saturday to connect 16 cut-off villages inside Indravati reservoir to the mainland. Kalahandi MP Basanta Panda and Lanjigarh MLA Pradip Kumar Disari inaugurated two power boats …
  • ‘We have this problem of originality’: Manu Parekh 11 Nov 2019 01:55 Manu Parekh’s ongoing exhibition presented by Saffronart in Delhi comprises his recent works, where the modernist borrows from western masters. One of India’s most celebrated modernists, artist Manu Parekh is known for his powerful landscapes and bold …
  • Colours of faith with Padma Shri Manu Parekh 09 Nov 2019 03:43 Express News Service Unchanged and unfettered is Padma Shri Manu Parekh’s faith. And born from it is his artistic fate. Such has been its magnetism that even after decades of painting various leitmotifs from the 80-year-old’s immediate environment, his …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • Nobel connection of a remote Kalahandi village 21 Oct 2019 01:51 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Maligaon, an obscure village located in a remote corner of the State, stands testimony to the change brought around by lithium cell batteries, whose developers Akira Yoshino, M Stanley Whittingham and John B Goodenough …
  • Seven arrested in Odisha in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi 26 Sep 2019 07:46 Odisha Police had on Monday registered case against several men for gang-raping woman at knife-point in Kalahandi district. Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating …
  • Odisha: 7 arrested in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi 26 Sep 2019 07:08 Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating the video of the incident, in Odisha's Kalahandi. The Odisha Police had on Monday registered a case against several men …
  • Woman gang-raped in Odisha's Kalahandi 24 Sep 2019 11:03 The police said that it took cognizance of the matter after the video of the incident went viral on social media. Kalahandi: The Odisha Police on Monday registered a case against several men for gang-raping a woman at knife-point in Odisha's Kalahandi …
  • Five blocks of Kalahandi cut off due to heavy rains 08 Aug 2019 03:30 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Large parts of Kalahandi have been cut off from the mainland with incessant rain lashing the district since Tuesday. The worst affected are Lanjigarh, Thuamul Rampur, M Rampur, Kalampur, Jaipana and  Karlamunda blocks …
  • Dreaded Fall Army Worms pest spreads to new areas in Kalahandi 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: THE dreaded Fall Army Worms (FAW) that were first sighted maize crops in Khaichuan village a week back, have now spread to other parts of the district. Agriculture Department officials said FAW pests have been sighted …
  • India- Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park 27 Jul 2019 19:14 (MENAFN - KNN India) Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park Bhubaneswar, July 27 (KNN) The Odisha Government is planning to establish a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Park in Kalahandi district. Keeping focus on local entrepreneurs to grow startup …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital 19 Jul 2019 17:39 Image Source : PTI Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains -- Bhubaneswar- …
  • Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital 19 Jul 2019 13:15 Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains — Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh — for the convenience of the people in Odisha’s …
  • ‘Surplus’ worry for farmers of Kalahandi, Jeypore 03 Jul 2019 04:01 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: A large number of farmers are yet to sell their produce from the rabi season even as  paddy procurement concluded on Monday. The process of paddy procurement was marred by delay and distress sale by farmers. The …
  • Odisha: Uprooted tree kills minor girl, injures seven other children in Kalahandi 28 May 2019 14:45 Image Source : PTI Representational Image  A minor girl was allegdly killed and seven other children were injured after an uprooted tree fell on them on Tuesday. According to sources, the tree was uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell on a group of …
  • One dead, 7 children injured after tree uprooted in Odisha's Kalahandi 28 May 2019 03:28 , (ANI): A 12-year-old girl died and seven others suffered injuries after a tree uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell down on a group of children collecting mangoes in Odisha's Dharamgarh on Monday. The injured were admitted to the Dharamgarh …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • Socialising twist to governance at Odisha's IAS officers meet in Konark 15 Jan 2020 07:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The first conference of IAS officers in Naveen Patnaik 5.0 is going to be a different affair. It will blend serious brainstorming on governance with bonding and socialisation. This year’s annual meet aims to break the …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • 7,000 unemployed Odisha youths get placement in job fair 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In spite of the present employment crisis across the country, 7000 rural youths of Kandhamal Parliamentary Constituency got placements in 71 companies during a two-day mega job fair held at Phulbani and Boudh. The job …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Handmaids of Mary celebrate 75 years in Odisha (photos) 07 Jan 2020 16:09 The congregation was among the first in India to include Tribals in the religious order. The nuns live simple lives with simple people, among the poor, like the poor. They teach the catechism, serve the poor and the sick, and educate young people. They are …
  • Maoists gun down tribal man in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Maoists on Thursday night shot dead a tribal on suspicion of him being a police informer at Burdamaha village of Latingia panchayat under K Nuagaon in Kandhamal district. He was identified as Ranjan Digal of Mardudi …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Odisha forest cover up by 274 sq km in two years 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha forest cover has increased by 274 square km in the last two years, as India State of Forest report (ISF) 2019 released on Monday. The forest area of Odisha, known for its rich biodiversity, wildlife sanctuaries …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • 5 Arrested For Murder Of RTI Activist Abhimanyu Panda: Odisha Cops 29 Dec 2019 18:37 A revolver, three live-cartridges were recovered from the arrested persons Phulbani: Five persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of RTI activist Abhimanyu Panda in Odisha's Kandhamal district, a senior police officer said on …
  • New norms in Odisha to boost organic farming 28 Dec 2019 04:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has planned to introduce a set of new operational guidelines for organic farming in order to prevent use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and genetically modified …
  • Overcast sky conditions in Capital 27 Dec 2019 02:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The sky remained overcast on Thursday with light rain in isolated parts of the State. Parts of Angul, Sundargarh, Talcher and Keonjhar.“Light rainfall occurred at isolated places in the State under the influence of an …
  • Odisha likely to have two more medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:42 By Express News Service Odisha is likely to have two more Government medical colleges under phase-III of the ongoing Centrally sponsored scheme for upgrading district or referral hospitals. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the …
  • 75 hospitals in aspirational districts to be converted into medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:32 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Centre was planning to convert 75 hospitals in aspirational districts across the country into medical colleges in a phase-wise manner. Vardhan, who was here to unveil a statue of former prime …
  • Christmas celebrated with fervour in southern districts of Odisha 26 Dec 2019 05:12 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/JEYPORE: Christmas was celebrated with fervour in the southern districts of the State on Tuesday. Thousands of people thronged churches, which were decorated with lights, candles and Christmas trees in Gajapati, …
  • Rain likely to dampen Christmas in Odisha 24 Dec 2019 06:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday, predicted IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre here on Monday. “The rainfall activity will occur under the influence of western …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Maoists in Odisha join protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act 19 Dec 2019 06:01 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: As the country remains on the boil over the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA), Maoists too have joined the protests by putting up banners and posters slamming the Union Government at Retabali square under Judabali panchayat …
  • Road accidents, fatalities on the decline 19 Dec 2019 04:32 BHUBANESWAR: Road accidents and fatalities in the State are on the decline. Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act that came into force on September 1, is one of the major contributing factors in bringing down the mishaps. As per a report …
  • Naveen Patnaik: Yes to CAA and no to NRC 18 Dec 2019 17:53 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister, whose Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party voted to pass the Citizen’s Amendment Bill (CAB), said he will not support the Narendra Modi government’s plan for a pan-India National Registry of Citizens (NRC). “The Citizenship …
  • Even as CAA anger boils over, Kerala proves to be haven for internal migrants 18 Dec 2019 01:57 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the country boils over because of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, Kerala presents itself as a haven for internal migrants as over 30 lakh of them from different parts of the country have …
  • Fog likely in parts of  North Odisha 17 Dec 2019 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Met office on Monday said shallow to moderate fog is likely to occur at isolated places in North Odisha, Khurda, Puri, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Sonepur and Koraput districts in the next 24 hours. “The temperature may …
  • ASIA/INDIA - Christians in Orissa united in faith and call for peace and reconciliation 16 Dec 2019 08:30 Bhubaneswar (Agenzia Fides) - In the Indian state of Orissa (or "Odisha"), in Southeast India, "the Church is close to the poor and marginalized, recognizing and working for their human dignity. There are also spontaneous conversions to …
  • Met predicts rain in Odisha 14 Dec 2019 05:03 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Light rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Odisha in the next two days under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over east Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday …
  • Citizenship Bill LIVE | Opposition demands Bill be sent to select committee 11 Dec 2019 08:04 Dec 11, 2019 1:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda This bill is against India and West Bengal: TMC Trinamool Congress leader Derek 'O' Brain said: "This bill is against India and West Bengal." Dec 11, 2019 1:14 PM (IST) Posted by …
  • First communions in Kandhamal (Odisha), land of martyrs 30 Nov 2019 17:01 The service took place at the church in Raikia, one of the villages that suffered the most at the hands of Hindu radicals in 2008. For the Bishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, Christians are “ready for sacrifice, even death, to bear witness to the King of peace …
  • ASIA/INDIA - Five innocent Christians released in jail in Orissa released on bail 28 Nov 2019 23:05 New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - The Supreme Court of India has decided to release on bail five Christians sentenced to life imprisonment, who have been in prison for 11 years, charged with the murder of the Hindu swami Laxamananda Saraswati in 2008. That …
  • Orissa, five Christians accused of guru Laxamananda murder released on bail 27 Nov 2019 09:46 Previously, the Supreme Court had established the release of two other Christians accused without evidence of the murder of the Hindu guru. The accusations against the Christians had triggered the 2008 pogrom. Bishop Barwa: "Happy and sad at the same …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • Maoists regrouping on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border 25 Nov 2019 04:28 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: In what could set alarm bells ringing for police, the Maoists have intensified their activities in as many as 20 villages under Kolnara, Ramnaguda and Rayagada blocks in Rayagada district and some areas of neighbouring …
  • Orissa, thousands of pilgrims flock to shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes for the miracle of water 23 Nov 2019 11:35 The water flows from the feet of Christ on the cross and from some rocks below.  It began to flow on 2 November, the feats of All Souls.  The sanctuary was erected in 1917 at the behest of people of all faiths, to give thanks to the Virgin Mary who had …
  • Nine-day Baliyatra festival in Cuttack ends on a high note 21 Nov 2019 01:46 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The historic Baliyatra festival, which concluded here on Wednesday, registered a record business in 9 days. Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS), which had come up with total 410 stalls, including 27 food …
  • Odisha: 488 schools shut down in 2019-20 academic session 20 Nov 2019 00:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Efforts of the Government to motivate children to continue school education by introducing several schemes seem to have failed to achieve the desired result. Poor enrolment has forced the Government to shut down 1,772 …
  • Odisha MP Achyuta Samanta aspires to set up free educational institutes across country 17 Nov 2019 11:00 MP Achyuta Samanta said ten new centres would come up soon in tribal-dominated areas. Image source: twitter  Buoyed by the success of Odisha’s Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, which provides free education to nearly 30,000 tribal students, it’s …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC 05 Nov 2019 14:07 Image Source : PTI No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC. Representational image. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Tuesday said that the possibility of the cyclonic storm touching Odisha coast is low and has also asked the …
  • Senior bureaucrats appointed coordinating officers of medical colleges 31 Oct 2019 10:44 Image Source : PTI Senior bureaucrats appointed coordinating officers of medical colleges The Odisha government has appointed 10 senior IAS officers as coordinating officers of 13 medical colleges and hospitals in the state to improve overall performance …
  • Govt appoints 10 IAS officers for 13 MCHs 31 Oct 2019 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to improve the overall performance, infrastructure development and functioning of medical colleges and hospitals, the State Government on Wednesday appointed 10 senior IAS officers as coordinating officers for …
  • Govt ropes in IIT-Bombay to scan landslide zones 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has roped in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay to study landslides in hilly terrains of South Odisha and other parts in a scientific and geographical perspective to identify vulnerable …
  • OHRC directs probe into man’s detention by police 26 Oct 2019 10:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Friday directed Kandhamal SP to investigate the alleged illegal detention of a young man by G Udayagiri police. According to complainant Arun Kumar Nayak, his nephew Rahul Kumar …
  • Social welfare initiative ‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’ set in motion 26 Oct 2019 10:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched ‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’, a social service initiative of the party aimed at encouraging environment protection, blood donation and the welfare of Odias in …
  • Training for health care providers in Odisha 24 Oct 2019 06:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Central Review Mission (CRM) team of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recommended the State Government to increase manpower and training of health care providers along with intensifying paramedics awareness …
  • For survivors of the 2008 pogrom, the martyrs of Kandhamal will live on forever 02 Sep 2019 21:33 About 50,000 people attended the commemorations of the 11th anniversary. For one survivor, "The martyrs inspire us to bear witness to Christ". "We cannot accept the hatred against Christians spread by extremists in India,” said president of …
  • Kandhamal Collector directs to stop payments of teachers for schools’ poor results 21 Aug 2019 01:33 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Headmasters and teachers of several schools in the district will lose pay for the poor performance of students in this year’s High School Certificate (HSC) examinations. Kandhamal Collector Dr Brunda D has directed to stop …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Rs 51 lakh cash seized from vehicle in Odisha's Koraput district 24 Dec 2019 04:56 By Express News Service JEYPORE: BSF personnel seized Rs 51 lakh in cash from an SUV in Lamtaput of Koraput district on Monday.The vehicle was going from Jeypore to Gotramunda, a village on Odisha-Andhra border, when BSF jawans intercepted it near …
  • 1,300 km cyclothon from Bhubaneswar to Koraput 08 Dec 2019 08:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The 5th edition of community cycling expedition ‘Tour-de-Kalinga’ organised by ROOTS of Odisha Foundation and CRESPAI will commence from the city on Sunday morning. The 13-day ride, considered longest community cycling …
  • Koraput: Dog bites cobra to pieces to save master's family 12 Nov 2019 01:22 Koraput: A brave pariah dog named ‘Doggie’ saved six members of his master’s family by fighting off a cobra that had entered into the house. The pet severed a giant cobra and prevented the family from being its victims. The incident took place at …
  • Minister rates mid-day meals ‘sub-standard’ in Koraput 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service KORAPUT: School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash resented the sub-standard quality of mid-day meal being served at a Government-run school in Koraput district during a surprise visit on Tuesday. Dash visited Upper …
  • Millers of Koraput demand custom milled rice dues 19 Sep 2019 04:15 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Millers of Koraput on Tuesday demanded immediate payment of bills towards custom milling of rice in the last Kharif season. In a memorandum to the Commissioner of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department, Koraput …
  • Odisha eyes Rs 5 cr from online sales of recently launched Koraput Coffee 16 Sep 2019 14:57 Odisha is eyeing a turnover of Rs five crore this fiscal year from online sales of its recently launched Koraput Coffee. The beverage is already quite popular, with stocks being replenished by the hour due to brisk sales at the state-owned offline retail …
  • Task Force Set Up To Check Child Marriages In Odisha's Koraput District 15 Sep 2019 10:25 Official says rate of child marriages in Koraput higher than state, national average. (Representational) Koraput: A task force has been constituted in Odisha's Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal …
  • Rains snap link to 100 villages in Odisha's Koraput 08 Sep 2019 07:16 By Express News Service JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Continuous rains for the last six days have marooned nearly 100 villages in Koraput district. With rain water flowing over roads, communication to villages of Dasmantpur, Lamtaput, Kundra, Boipariguda, Kotpad, …
  • Teachers in Odisha's Koraput curb drop-out rate with dance 25 Aug 2019 03:21 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Teachers of an upper primary school in Lamtaput block are all over social media for their novel way of imparting lessons to students. They use drama, dance and songs to reach out to the students and this has helped lower …
  • Koraput district administration's plans to register farmers through self-help groups opposed by farmers 23 Aug 2019 01:37 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Koraput district administration’s decision to register farmers online through self-help groups (SHGs) for Kharif paddy procurement was opposed by the farming community in Jeypore block on Thursday. Protesting over the issue …
  • Mentally challenged woman raped in Odisha's Koraput district 12 Aug 2019 06:17 By Express News Service KORAPUT: In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped near Banuaguda village within Dasmanthpur police limits on Saturday night. Sources said the victim, a resident of Tudijhola village, had been residing …
  • Health Ministry’s thumbs up to Koraput malaria model 11 Jul 2019 06:35 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Union Health Ministry will use Koraput model of malaria eradication as an example for curbing the vector-borne disease across the country.  The Ministry has asked the Koraput Collector to present the model to collectors …
  • Rain brings cheer for Odisha's Koraput farmers 07 Jul 2019 05:20 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Heavy rains lashed several parts of Koraput bringing cheers among farmers in the district.  An average of 50 mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours in different blocks and urban areas of the district. As per …
  • Koraput University only one in India without single professor: MP to HRD Ministry 05 Jul 2019 07:37 Central University of Odisha (File Photo) Koraput’s newly elected MP from the Congress Party Saptagiri Ulaka has written to the Union HRD Ministry stating that the Central University in his Lok Sabha constituency is the only one in India “where there is no …
  • Stray dogs have a field day in Koraput town of Odisha 05 Jul 2019 04:45 By Express News Service JEYPORE: For residents of Koraput town venturing out in the evening has become a risky affair as the stray dog menace has assumed alarming proportions. Cases of dog bites are reported almost every day from across the town. The …
  • Stubble pollution makes inroads into Odisha's Koraput 11 Jun 2019 07:06 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Air pollution due to stubble burning, which has turned a critical health hazard in North India, seems to be making fast inroads into Koraput district. It is encouraged by a switch to modern technology of farming and …
  • Goods train derails in Koraput district; rail services hampered 03 Jun 2019 16:02 [India], June 3 (ANI): Train services in Koraput district were disrupted after a wagon of a goods train derailed between Jeypore and Chhatriput on Monday. According to reports, the goods train was en-route to Vishakhapatnam from Jagdalpur when the mishap …
  • Will ensure growth of Koraput: Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati 28 May 2019 06:32 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati said he will now focus on ensuring government jobs for local unemployed youths. Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, the Congress leader said hundreds of educated youths have not got …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just 2 passengers every day 17 Jan 2020 02:04 Image Source : FILE Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just two passengers every day (Image for representation) When a train arrives at a junction station, we would expect rush of passengers entering the coaches to get that ever elusive vacant …
  • Family facing Maoist threat flees village in Odisha's Malkangiri 15 Jan 2020 05:54 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: After a brief lull, Maoists made their presence felt in Malkangiri district by forcing a family to flee village under Mathili block limits. Threatened by the Maoists, the family of Ganga Madhi, a native of Katua Padar …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
  • Odisha: In remote Malkangiri, cellphones and roads are bridging distances 06 Jan 2020 05:58 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Chitrakonda | Updated: January 6, 2020 5:36:05 am Arjun Tangul, 17, in his mobile shop. A few kilometres from one of Odisha’s most heavily guarded pieces of public infrastructure, 17-year-old Arjun Tangul of Badapader village …
  • Rains add chill to cold wave in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The unseasonal rain on Friday led to chilly weather almost across Odisha. Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Friday, Balasore recorded 18 mm rainfall, followed by Talcher 15 mm, Keonjhar 14 mm and Angul 11 mm. The Twin City …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • Odisha: Newsmakers rewind 2019 31 Dec 2019 04:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Here are Odisha's 2019 newsmakers. Tarun Kanti Mishra, Central Sahitya Akademi winner Author and former Chief Secretary of Odisha, Tarun Kanti Mishra was chosen for the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2019 for his …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Malkangiri Collector’s missing PA found dead 29 Dec 2019 06:43 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri Collector’s personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was recovered from the reservoir of  Satiguda dam. Panda had come to his residential …
  • Odisha women mean big business 29 Dec 2019 04:21 Express News Service "The women of Odisha will lead the way in women empowerment in India”, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had proclaimed while launching the Mission Shakti programme on March 8, 2001.It was the first major programme to be launched by …
  • Malkangiri Collector's PA found dead 28 Dec 2019 14:54 By Express News Service Malkangiri Collector's personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was found in Satiguda dam.  Panda had left his office chamber yesterday at around 1 pm but did not …
  • Body of Odisha collector’s PA fished out of reservoir 28 Dec 2019 11:26 By: PTI | Malkangiri | Published: December 28, 2019 4:14:01 pm The body of Deb Narayan Panda was recovered from the reservoir of Sitaguda Dam. (Representational image) The body of the personal assistant of Malkangiri district collector was fished out of a …
  • 75 hospitals in aspirational districts to be converted into medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:32 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Centre was planning to convert 75 hospitals in aspirational districts across the country into medical colleges in a phase-wise manner. Vardhan, who was here to unveil a statue of former prime …
  • First Mandia mandi in Odisha's Malkangiri district 24 Dec 2019 03:36 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The district’s first Mandia (millet) mandi was opened in Swabhiman Anchal by Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Monday. Set up under the Odisha Millet Mission, the procurement centre was …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Mutilated body of newborn found in Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital 21 Dec 2019 01:54 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Police recovered the mutilated body of a newborn girl from the premises of District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Friday. Some hospital staff spotted the body near the Aahar centre and alerted the police.With …
  • Road accidents, fatalities on the decline 19 Dec 2019 04:32 BHUBANESWAR: Road accidents and fatalities in the State are on the decline. Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act that came into force on September 1, is one of the major contributing factors in bringing down the mishaps. As per a report …
  • Farmers hit streets over procurement hassles 17 Dec 2019 03:32 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: TENSION ran high in Korukonda on Monday with a large number of farmers hitting the streets to protest irregularities in paddy procurement and lack of tokens in the local mandi or paddy procurement centre.Farmers under …
  • Odisha government to set up clusters for teachers in Maoist hotbed 16 Dec 2019 05:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to set up clusters for teachers in Swabhiman Anchal, the cut-off area in Maoist hotbed of Malkangiri district in a bid to ensure that teaching is imparted on a regular basis. The …
  • Class 9 student of tribal residential school found pregnant 15 Dec 2019 15:17 Image Source : FILE Class 9 student of tribal residential school found pregnant (Representational image) A class 9 girl student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Nabarangpur district was found to be pregnant, officials said on Friday …
  • BSF hoists Tricolour in Maoist heartland, Hantalguda in Odisha 15 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : For  the first time, the Tricolour was hoisted deep in the Maoist heartland of Hantalguda in Swabhiman Anchal with establishment of a Border Security Force (BSF) camp there on Saturday. In the past, black flags were …
  • Maoists warn villagers against mobile phone use in Odisha 12 Dec 2019 10:10 Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Panic has gripped the Swabhiman area of Odisha’s Malkangiri district after Maoists threatened the locals not to use mobile phones. The Maoists warned the residents of Orapadar village under Andrapalli panchayat against using …
  • Man buys horse for daily travel to evade fines, fuel prices 11 Dec 2019 11:04 Bhubaneshwar: Afraid of hefty fines and rising fuel prices, a man from Odisha bought himself a horse to escape both, looks like old times of riding horse will return for the common man if the fuel prices don’t recede. The man from Odisha’s Malkangiri …
  • Man buys horse to escape traffic fines 10 Dec 2019 22:22 Bhubaneshwar: Claiming that he was afraid of hefty fines for traffic rule violations, a man from Odisha’s Malkangiri district has come up with a bizarre idea to escape the punitive measures. He bought a horse not only to escape the traffic fines, but also …
  • Cement-Treated Base technology fails in Malkangiri 11 Nov 2019 05:14 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Cement-Treated Base (CTB) technology, basing on which more than 100 roads were constructed across the district, has proved counter-productive. Almost 90 per cent of such roads, built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak …
  • Six infants die in 27 days in Odisha's Malkangiri 11 Nov 2019 01:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/BHUBANESWAR: AT Least six children in the age group of one to three months have died in Tamanpalli village under Kalimela block of Malkangiri district due to multiple reasons within a span of 27 days bringing back the …
  • SHG to purchase paddy in Malkangiri 06 Nov 2019 05:12 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The Malkangiri administration will buy around 8 lakh quintal paddy from farmers during kharif procurement that begins from November 15. For the first time, a women SHG in MV-45 has been roped in by the administration to …
  • Housing clusters for teachers in remote Malkangiri district 04 Nov 2019 03:00
  • The good doctors of Odisha’s Malkangiri village 29 Sep 2019 16:32 When Kumulu Kirsani, a tribal teenager, fell seriously ill on a dull grey morning on September 17, all the ills that keep Odisha’s Malkangiri district backward seemed to conspire against him. Kumulu’s problems rose from just the fact that he lived in …
  • Meet Anupriya Lakra, first female pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri 10 Sep 2019 14:10 Image Source : ANI Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the …
  • Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri gets its first pi... 10 Sep 2019 13:40 BHUBANESWAR: A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27-year-old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward …
  • Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri 10 Sep 2019 10:43 Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha’s Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this …
  • Reservoirs in Malkangiri swell 07 Sep 2019 06:05 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Incessant rains since Thursday have led to a rise in water level of Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda and Satiguda reservoir in Malkangiri.Chitrakonda dam division officials said water level of Balimela reservoir stood …
  • A bridge too far for this tribal village in Malkangiri 23 Aug 2019 01:37 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Even after 72 years of Independence, a tribal village in Mathili block continues to remain water-locked due to failure of the State Government to construct a bridge over Dharmadhara river. Situated around seven km from …
  • Rivers of Rayagada and Malkangiri in spate, schools to remain closed today 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/RAYAGADA: Water level in major rivers in Rayagada and Malkangiri is rising with incessant rains lashing the districts since Monday night. Communication between Malkangiri and Balimela was disrupted in the evening as …
  • Rains damage crops, roads in Malkangiri 06 Aug 2019 04:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Heavy rains that lashed Malkangiri last week have caused massive damage to crops and roads in the district. Three persons died due to the rains. According to the preliminary damage assessment report, seven houses were …
  • 5 districts put on alert, schools shut in Malkangiri as IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha 03 Aug 2019 04:18 BHUBANESWAR (Odisha): Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed …
  • Rains claim two lives in Malkangiri 31 Jul 2019 02:58 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Flood has claimed two lives in Undrukonda panchayat of Malkangiri district. The district has been receiving incessant rains for the last four days leaving many villages inundated and cut-off from the mainland. Kawasi …
  • Rain, Maoist bandh hit normal life in Malkangiri 29 Jul 2019 04:08 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Normal life was paralysed in the tribal-dominated district on Sunday due to torrential rains and bandh called by Maoists to observe Martyr’s Week.  The district headquarters town remained cut off from Motu, Kalimela and …
  • Odisha's Malkangiri losing its green cover to road projects 12 Jun 2019 06:14 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Infrastructure projects have come at a huge environmental cost in Malkangiri. As many as 2,532 trees of various varieties have been felled over the years to pave way for at least 19 road projects in the district, as per …
  • Husband sets 23-year-old woman on fire in Malkangiri 10 Jun 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A 23-year-old woman is battling for her life after being set on fire by her husband. The victim, 23-year-old Samari Jani, a resident of Banglaguda locality in Malkangiri,  sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and is …
  • 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, …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just 2 passengers every day 17 Jan 2020 02:04 Image Source : FILE Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just two passengers every day (Image for representation) When a train arrives at a junction station, we would expect rush of passengers entering the coaches to get that ever elusive vacant …
  • Socialising twist to governance at Odisha's IAS officers meet in Konark 15 Jan 2020 07:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The first conference of IAS officers in Naveen Patnaik 5.0 is going to be a different affair. It will blend serious brainstorming on governance with bonding and socialisation. This year’s annual meet aims to break the …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • School headmaster arrested by vigilance in Odisha in disproportionate asset case 09 Jan 2020 16:21 Image Source : PTI School headmaster arrested by vigilance in Odisha in disproportionate asset case The headmaster of a government-run boarding school in Odisha's Nabarangpur district has been arrested by anti-graft vigilance wing for allegedly …
  • Rains add chill to cold wave in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The unseasonal rain on Friday led to chilly weather almost across Odisha. Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Friday, Balasore recorded 18 mm rainfall, followed by Talcher 15 mm, Keonjhar 14 mm and Angul 11 mm. The Twin City …
  • Former RS member AV Swamy passes away at 91 01 Jan 2020 05:06 By Express News Service NUAPADA : Former Rajya Sabha member and social worker Alajangi Viswanath Swamy died of prolonged illness at his Khariar Road residence on Tuesday. He was 91. Swamy is survived by two daughters and two sons. The family is waiting for …
  • Kosagumuda girl murdered, not raped: Odisha Police 01 Jan 2020 05:06 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: In a new twist to the alleged minor rape and murder case of Kosagumuda, police have claimed that the girl was murdered and not raped. The victim’s family told media persons on Tuesday that police gave them the post- …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Lost patience, says Pradip Majhi on phone call 29 Dec 2019 04:21 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  After his phone call inciting party workers to resort to violence during Nabarangpur bandh drew all round condemnation, former MP Pradip Majhi on Saturday maintained that he will follow Congress ideology in future. In …
  • Trouble mounts for Congress Pradeep Majhi 28 Dec 2019 00:11 BHUBANESWAR: Trouble seems to be mounting for Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee working president and former Lok Sabha member Pradeep Majhi with Nabarangpur police on Friday registering a suo-motu case against him for purportedly provoking supporters to …
  • Odisha Congress leader Pradeep Manjhi booked for inciting violence 27 Dec 2019 17:05 By ANI BHUBANESWAR: A case has been registered against former MP from Nabarangpur and vice president of Odisha Congress, Pradeep Manjhi, after he was allegedly caught on camera asking workers to keep petrol and diesel ready, while talking to someone over …
  • 'Keep petrol, diesel ready to set everything on fire': Odisha Congress leader's shocker 27 Dec 2019 10:43 Congress leader Pradeep Majhi A senior Congress leader raked a controversy after he directed party workers to keep petrol ready to set ablaze everything once they receive instructions during the 12-hour strike in Odisha's Nabarangpur called against  …
  • Overcast sky conditions in Capital 27 Dec 2019 02:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The sky remained overcast on Thursday with light rain in isolated parts of the State. Parts of Angul, Sundargarh, Talcher and Keonjhar.“Light rainfall occurred at isolated places in the State under the influence of an …
  • Odisha ex-MP caught on camera asking supporters to ‘set fire’ to things during bandh 26 Dec 2019 21:11 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: December 27, 2019 1:15:22 am Pradeep Majhi said the protest was against lack of progress in investigation of a case of rape and murder in the district. Congress leader from Odisha and former Nabarangpur MP …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • In Odisha district, scientists team up to give farmers a new future 21 Dec 2019 23:58 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Nabarangpur | Published: December 22, 2019 3:50:18 am Krishna Nayak grows lemon grass on 2 acres. Sampad Patnaik IN ONE of India’s poorest districts, a team of scientists from premier central government institutes have joined …
  • No arrests yet in gang-rape, murder case 17 Dec 2019 03:32 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: TWO days after the alleged gang-rape and murder of a minor girl, police are yet to make any headway in the case except for detaining two youths. The youths, Urio Bag and his friend Saroj Garajan of Bato Khudi village …
  • Odisha tribal rape and murder: Youth detained; BJP, Congress demand harsh sentence for culprits 16 Dec 2019 06:57 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: A day after a minor tribal girl was found murdered after allegedly being gangraped in the district, police detained a youth for his alleged involvement in the incident with the BJP demanding the culprits to handed out …
  • Class 9 student of tribal residential school found pregnant 15 Dec 2019 15:17 Image Source : FILE Class 9 student of tribal residential school found pregnant (Representational image) A class 9 girl student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Nabarangpur district was found to be pregnant, officials said on Friday …
  • Minor girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Odisha's Nabarangpur district 15 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR : A 16-year-old tribal girl, who had gone missing from home on Friday night, was allegedly found murdered after gang-rape in Gumundoli village in Nabarangpur district on Saturday.  Villagers found her dead body on the …
  • Missing girl found dead in Odisha, rape suspected 15 Dec 2019 02:18 The family members of the deceased girl alleged it to be a case of gang-rape and murdered as two pants were recovered from near the girl’s body. Bhubaneswar: The body of a 16-year-old girl, who had reportedly gone missing from her village under Kosagumuda …
  • Odisha to open 45 fast track courts 11 Dec 2019 03:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In order to ensure speedy disposal of sexual crimes against women and children, Odisha Government on Tuesday decided to set up 45 fast track courts in the State. The move comes after Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi …
  • Explained: Sowing a new Seeds regime 10 Dec 2019 00:34 Written by Harish Damodaran | New Delhi | Updated: December 10, 2019 12:38:26 am A hybrid seeds store in Nabarangpur, Odisha. (Express photo by Harish Damodaran) The existing 1966 law already provides for regulation of the quality of seeds. What does the …
  • 217 teachers submitted fake certificates in Odisha: Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash 28 Nov 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At a time when State Government has asked all schools to verify the genuineness of certificates of school teachers, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed the Assembly that at least 217 teachers …
  • Odisha Assembly: Members praise 5T initiative implemented by CM Naveen Patnaik 26 Nov 2019 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Members cutting across party lines praised the 5T charter implemented by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the health sector as a result of which services have improved. The issue cropped up on Monday during a discussion …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • Nine-day Baliyatra festival in Cuttack ends on a high note 21 Nov 2019 01:46 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The historic Baliyatra festival, which concluded here on Wednesday, registered a record business in 9 days. Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS), which had come up with total 410 stalls, including 27 food …
  • Doctor shortage hits healthcare in Odisha 18 Nov 2019 06:10 By Express News Service UMERKOTE: Shortage of doctors has adversely affected healthcare services in Nabarangpur, one of the backward districts. Even as instances of pregnant women being carried on cot to hospitals are common in the district, little has …
  • Ayodhya verdict: Security tightened in sensitive pockets of Odisha 12 Nov 2019 03:33 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In the wake of Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya case, police on Saturday tightened security across sensitive pockets here and also held multiple meetings of various peace committees. No untoward incident was reported from …
  • Set up police station in Kotia: House panel to Odisha Government 08 Nov 2019 04:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha’s dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Kotia villages remains unresolved for years, an Assembly Committee headed by Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro recommended that schools should not be shifted from the area despite …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Palliative Care in all district hospitals 07 Nov 2019 12:30 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched Palliative Care Programme in all the district headquarter hospitals of the state. The District Palliative Care Programme (DPCP) facility will be available in all district …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC 05 Nov 2019 14:07 Image Source : PTI No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC. Representational image. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Tuesday said that the possibility of the cyclonic storm touching Odisha coast is low and has also asked the …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismisses six government officers, withholds pension benefits of five others for corruption 04 Nov 2019 12:46 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday dismissed six government officers from service and withheld pension benefits of five others for being involved in corruption, officials said. The action by Patnaik is part of the state …
  • Projects galore, execution doubtful in Odisha 03 Nov 2019 04:46 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Mo Sarkar charter implemented by Odisha government under its 5T Initiative from October 2 has, no doubt, brought to focus the need to streamline functioning of police stations and hospitals and it has helped services …
  • 17 girls rescued from bus in Odisha, suspected trafficker held 01 Nov 2019 10:16 By PTI KORAPUT: A group of 17 teenage girls have been rescued from a bus in Odisha's Koraput district, police said on Friday. One person, who was accompanying the girls, has been arrested on the charge of trafficking, a police officer said. Acting on a …
  • Minister rates mid-day meals ‘sub-standard’ in Koraput 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service KORAPUT: School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash resented the sub-standard quality of mid-day meal being served at a Government-run school in Koraput district during a surprise visit on Tuesday. Dash visited Upper …
  • Odisha to receive heavy rainfall : Indian Meteorological Department 23 Oct 2019 15:40 Image Source : PTI Odisha to receive rainfall under influence of low pressure, Odisha rainfall may continue for the next three days A well marked low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal has triggered heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha while the …
  • Odisha gears to for action plan to end child marriage within a decade 19 Oct 2019 12:28 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government is all set to introduce a five-year strategic action plan to end child marriage in the State in next 10 years. The Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2019-24 aims at strengthening monitoring mechanism to …
  • 50 people arrested for trafficking labourers in 3 Odisha districts 18 Oct 2019 12:50 Image Source : PTI PHOTO 50 people arrested in Odisha At least 50 agents were arrested for allegedly trafficking labourers in three districts of Odisha. According to the police, the accused were arrested during simultaneous drives in Rayagada, Nabarangpur …
  • CM’s b’day gift : Medical College at Phulbani 17 Oct 2019 04:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, when he turned 74, announced expansion of the district headquarters hospital at Phulbani in Kandhamal district to a medical college and hospital. This would be the first …
  • Odisha govt announces infra support for four hospitals 14 Oct 2019 18:18 Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced infrastructure support for four hospitals under the ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative. Based on feedback received from people during visit of officials to various districts, the Chief …
  • Secy-level officials to oversee development in Odisha districts 11 Oct 2019 12:07 Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday nominated secretary-level officials to oversee development in 10 aspirational districts of the state. The officials have been directed to closely follow up on the 49 indicators across five sectors …
  • Dussehra with a tribal touch 10 Oct 2019 14:58 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Indigenous traditions marked Dussehra in Jeypore as more than a lakh of tribals witnessed the ‘Aparajita Puja’ and traditional lathi procession at the end of the 10-day long festival.Like previous years, over 50 lathis ( …
  • NRC issue in air again, immigrants in Odisha's Kendrapara on edge 03 Oct 2019 08:56 By Express News Service KENDRAPARA: The issue of deportation of Bangladeshi immigrants from the coastal district of Kendrapara has cropped up again with the Union Government making moves in the direction. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has written to …
  • Mastermind behind 2 kidnapping cases in arrested 23 Sep 2019 07:19 By Express News Service JEYPORE: In a major breakthrough, Jeypore Sadar police on Saturday arrested a wanted criminal and mastermind of two kidnapping cases. Police said Babuli Dombo alias Ranjit Barik of Badakudi village under Jeypore Sadar police limits …
  • Collectors of 10 districts put on heavy rain alert 06 Sep 2019 03:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains expected in 10 districts of the State in next two days, Odisha Government on Thursday asked the Collectors concerned to remain prepared for any exigencies arising out of flood and water-logging. Special …
  • Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding 05 Sep 2019 15:14 Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flooding and water-logging in view of the heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour …
  • NRC demand gains wind in Odisha's Kendrapara 01 Sep 2019 06:34 By Express News Service KENDRAPARA: With the publication of final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the issue of deportation of large number of Bangladeshi immigrants from the district has cropped up again. The issue of NRC for …
  • August shower brings down deficit to 1.2 per cent in Odisha 01 Sep 2019 06:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Heavy showers in most of the districts in August have brought down the State’s rain deficit to just 1.2 per cent. The State received 24.5 per cent surplus rainfall in August with an average of 443.3 mm against the …
  • Heavy rains likely to lash Odisha in next five days, districts put on alert 31 Aug 2019 19:44 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains likely to pound many parts of Odisha in the next five days due to a fresh low-pressure area taking shape over Bay of Bengal, the state government on Saturday asked the districts to be prepared to meet the possible flood …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik launches pilot project to aid Nabarangpur farmers 29 Aug 2019 04:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to improve the socio-economic condition of farmers, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a multi-dimensional farm-based scientific and technology intervention pilot project in tribal-dominated …
  • Odisha launches project to aid farmers through technology 28 Aug 2019 14:33 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: In an effort to improve socio-economic condition of farmers through applications of science and technology, the Odisha government on Wednesday launched a multi-dimensional pilot project for the development of agriculture in the state. …
  • Heavy rain to lash Odisha in next four days: MeT 28 Aug 2019 02:34 Heavy rain to lash Odisha in next four days: MeT Heavy rainfall will lash many parts of Odisha during the next four days with a fresh low-pressure area building up over the Bay of Bengal, a MeT official said here Tuesday. Odisha has been battered by heavy …
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's wishlist to fight Naxals 27 Aug 2019 04:09 By Express News Service Mobile towers at 866 locations in LWE hit areas Completion of railway projects in 36 months Release of `227 crore pending under SRE scheme Tamed Maoists 26 cadres killed 35 surrendered ; 85 arrested BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister …
  • How Odisha's poor districts are gaining by social audits of welfare schemes 27 Aug 2019 03:12 Social auditing has helped improve the reach and quality of welfare measures meant for the poor in six of Odisha’s most backward districts, a study has concluded. A social audit enables the evaluation of policy schemes through discussions between …
  • More rains in store  for Odisha 26 Aug 2019 06:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State will receive more rains under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over north-west Bay of Bengal, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.The regional Met office predicted light to moderate …
  • Seven-member panel formed for BJD membership drive 24 Aug 2019 05:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Friday constituted a State-level committee to monitor and coordinate the party’s membership drive set to start from September 2. The seven-member committee comprises …
  • Hiss of death: Odisha faces new disaster 17 Aug 2019 20:17 Express News Service On Wednesday last, Shiba Patra, a native of Ganjam's Buguda was bitten by a venomous snake. Instead of rushing him to a hospital, his family members took him to nearby Baladevjew Temple for a special ritual. The temple priests …
  • Eight killed in Odisha rain, floods 13 Aug 2019 19:12 Image Source : FILE IMAGE 8 killed in Odisha rain, floods   At least eight people were killed due to the heavy rain and floods in Odisha, a relief official said on Tuesday The deaths were reported from the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, …
  • IMD predicts very heavy rainfall over parts of Uttarakhand in next 48 hours | Live Updates 13 Aug 2019 13:53 Image Source : PTI Here are the top developments in the flood-ravaged parts of India: With the rains relenting after battering the Southern states over the past few days, rescue and relief works are on in full swing in flood-ravaged districts of Kerala and …
  • Red alert in three districts in Kerala; warning of heavy rain in Goa | Updates 13 Aug 2019 11:49 Image Source : PTI Here are the top developments in the flood-ravaged parts of India: With the rains relenting after battering the Southern states over the past few days, rescue and relief works are on in full swing in flood-ravaged districts of Kerala and …
  • 8 killed in Odisha rain, floods 13 Aug 2019 10:16 Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) At least eight people were killed due to the heavy rain and floods in Odisha, a relief official said on Thursday The deaths were reported from the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput and Malkangiri, according …
  • Four killed, 1.77 Lakh people affected by floods in 9 districts of Odisha 10 Aug 2019 04:41 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With no substantial rain for the last 24 hours, people in the flood-hit southern and western districts of the State heaved a sigh of relief on Friday. Those who had taken refuge at cyclone shelters have started …
  • Two gates of Indravati dam opened in rain-battered Odisha 09 Aug 2019 08:57 Nabarangpur: Following relentless rain that triggered flash floods here, two gates of Indravati dam were opened on Friday to release excessive water. Due to heavy downpour and overflowing of dams, commuters were stranded for hours at Dharamgarh, Kalampur, …
  • Floods hit 1.3 lakh people in Odisha's nine districts 09 Aug 2019 04:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as flood situation in South and Western Odisha regions has improved, several areas in Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts continued to remain cut off for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Nearly 1. …
  • Chhattisgarh rivers in spate, road access to Sukma cut off 08 Aug 2019 23:35 Officials have been visiting residents of low-lying homes in Sukma and Konta, attempting to convince them to move to camps. Incessant rain in southern Chhattisgarh have left large parts of Bastar division flooded, with the Godavari, Shabri and the …
  • Chhattisgarh: Incessant rains cause flooding in Bastar division 08 Aug 2019 18:18 This is a photograph of the gates of the Khatiguda dam in Odisha on the Indravati river being opened. This will mean a rise in water levels in low lying areas of Bastar district like some parts of Jagdalpur city and parts of Chitrakote. (Express photo by …
  • 3 killed, 2 missing in Odisha due to floods 08 Aug 2019 17:25 Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) At least three people died while two others were missing due to incessant rainfall that triggered flash floods in Odisha, the government said on Thursday. Over 1.30 lakh people in 43 blocks and five urban local bodies in nine …
  • Heavy rainfall in Odisha to bring down monsoon deficit 07 Aug 2019 02:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rainfall deficit in Odisha, which currently is nearly 20 per cent, will come down as the State is all set to witness a good spell of rain in the next two to three days, said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Director HR …
  • 5 districts put on alert, schools shut in Malkangiri as IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha 03 Aug 2019 04:18 BHUBANESWAR (Odisha): Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed …
  • 5 Districts In Odisha Put On Alert As Weather Office Predicts Heavy Rains 03 Aug 2019 04:07 Odisha government directs collectors of five districts to remain alert due. (Representational image) Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India …
  • Odisha's Indravati river swelling, 10 villages marooned 31 Jul 2019 02:58 By Express News Service JEYPORE: AT least 5,000 people in Nabarangpur district have been marooned with floodwater entering several villages on Tuesday. With incessant rains continuing in the catchment areas of Indravati river, flood situation has become …
  • Rain, Maoist bandh hit normal life in Malkangiri 29 Jul 2019 04:08 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Normal life was paralysed in the tribal-dominated district on Sunday due to torrential rains and bandh called by Maoists to observe Martyr’s Week.  The district headquarters town remained cut off from Motu, Kalimela and …
  • Rains to continue till August first week in Odisha 28 Jul 2019 04:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Farmers of the state who have been waiting for rains to revive their crops and kick start agriculture activities, now have a ray of hope. The much-awaited rainfall activity will remain above normal across Odisha till …
  • Rainfall brings down deficit by four per cent in Odisha 27 Jul 2019 04:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a major respite for the people of Odisha, rainfall deficit which stood at 32 per cent earlier in the week has now come down by four per cent after increase in rainfall activity in the last two days.  India …
  • Dry spell to affect crops, says Odisha minister Sudam Marndi 27 Jul 2019 04:26 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Possibility of drought in the State cannot be ruled out if there is no rainfall during the next two to three days, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi informed the Assembly on Friday. ALSO READ: Not …
  • HIV positive girl sexually assaulted in Odisha shelter home 21 Jul 2019 02:42 By Express News Service BALANGIR: A Bhawanipatna-based childcare institution, Vision, has come under scanner over alleged sexual assault of an HIV-afflicted girl by its head.  The serious allegation came to fore on Saturday when the mother of the lodged a …
  • 38 farmers’ suicide not linked to crop loss, says Odisha government  18 Jul 2019 02:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Wednesday said 38 farmers have committed suicide in the last three financial years upto March 2019 but none of the cases was linked to crop loss or loan burden. “Not a single farmer in the state …
  • Odisha gets highest ever railway allotment of Rs 5993 crore 10 Jul 2019 18:04 It is the highest ever railway allotment for Odisha. The Union Budget 2019-20 has allocated Rs 5993 crore for the railway sector of Odisha, registering an increase of Rs 741 crore from the last year’s outlay, a railway official said on Wednesday. It is the …
  • Jeypore farmers demand crop insurance under PMFBY 10 Jul 2019 04:45 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Drought-hit farmers of Nabarangpur district have demanded that the State Government should provide them crop insurance under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). Last year, scanty rainfall was recorded in Chandahandi, …
  • Rainfall activity picks up pace in Odisha 01 Jul 2019 03:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least nine days after southwest monsoon arrived in Odisha, the rainfall activity picked up pace on Sunday. Rainfall occurred at most places in north Odisha and at isolated places in southern region from Saturday to …
  • Freedom fighter Mohammed Bazi passed away at 102 29 Jun 2019 13:28 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his condolences following the demise of the centenarian freedom fighter. Category: India, News Posted by safoora Published: Jun 29, 2019, 3:25 pm IST Updated: Jun 29, 2019, 6:03 pm IST Bhubaneswar: Well known …
  • Veteran freedom fighter Md Bazzi passes away at 103 28 Jun 2019 05:49 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Veteran freedom fighter Md Bazzi passed away in his residence at Nabarangpur on Thursday. He was 103-years old. He had worked closely with freedom fighter Laxman Nayak and former chief ministers Biju Patnaik and Harekrushna …
  • Freedom fighter Mohammed Bazi dies at 102 27 Jun 2019 14:58 Image Source : TWITTER Mohammed Bazi  Well known freedom fighter Mohammed Bazi passed away on Thursday at the age of 102 following illness in Odisha's Nabarangpur district. Bazi, who was unmarried, breathed his last at his residence. He was laid to …
  • Girls outshine boys in Arts and Commerce streams of higher secondary examination, Odisha 23 Jun 2019 08:03 BHUBANESWAR: After a prolonged wait, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) announced the annual higher secondary (plus two) results of Arts, Commerce and Vocational streams on Friday. The overall pass percentages recorded in three streams are 65 …
  • Odisha announces Class 12 Arts, Commerce results 21 Jun 2019 12:45 Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Friday announced the Class 12 board results of Arts, Commerce and Vocational streams. The total pass percentage in the Arts stream stood at 65.89, Commerce stream 70.26 …
  • Police station ransacked over ‘custodial death’ in Odisha 17 Jun 2019 06:41 Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Villagers ransacked and laid siege to Kodinga police station for several hours following alleged custodial death of a villager on Sunday. It all started on Saturday afternoon when a team of Kodinga police station raided a …
  • Naveen Patnaik focuses on SCS status for Odisha 16 Jun 2019 05:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday reiterated that natural calamity should be included as a criteria for according Special Category State (SCS) status to Odisha. Addressing the fifth general council meeting of …
  • 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” — …
  • Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just 2 passengers every day 17 Jan 2020 02:04 Image Source : FILE Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just two passengers every day (Image for representation) When a train arrives at a junction station, we would expect rush of passengers entering the coaches to get that ever elusive vacant …
  • Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces special package for migrant workers on Sankranti 15 Jan 2020 11:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package for migrant workers for strengthening their livelihood and creation of assets in 20 migration prone blocks of four western Odisha districts on the occasion of …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • Four Odisha government officials dismissed for corruption 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government dismissed four officials from service after corruption charges were proved against them following a vigilance investigation recently. Three other officials were also given compulsory retirement. …
  • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Former RS member AV Swamy passes away at 91 01 Jan 2020 05:06 By Express News Service NUAPADA : Former Rajya Sabha member and social worker Alajangi Viswanath Swamy died of prolonged illness at his Khariar Road residence on Tuesday. He was 91. Swamy is survived by two daughters and two sons. The family is waiting for …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Odisha in cold grip: Below 10 degree Celsius in 15 places 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The cold wave condition intensified across Odisha with Sonepur recording the lowest temperature of the season for the second day at 3.4 degree Celsius (C) on Sunday. As many as 15 stations in the State recorded minimum …
  • 75 hospitals in aspirational districts to be converted into medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:32 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Centre was planning to convert 75 hospitals in aspirational districts across the country into medical colleges in a phase-wise manner. Vardhan, who was here to unveil a statue of former prime …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Differently-abled youth from Odisha overcomes odds to become self-reliant 05 Dec 2019 08:03 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Despite suffering from Cerebral Palsy since birth, 24-year old has set an example for others by becoming self-reliant. A native of Tanwat village in Maraguda valley region of the district, Rabi was given the State award for …
  • 15 kids to get free heart surgery under RBSK 30 Nov 2019 08:17 By Express News Service NUAPADA: As many as 15 children with heart ailment in the district will soon get a new lease of life as they left for Ahmedabad on Friday for free surgery under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). Under the scheme, a mobile …
  • Focus on door-to-door garbage collection in Odisha 30 Nov 2019 06:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Solid waste management in urban local bodies (ULBs) of the State has made considerable progress as 24 out of the 30 major ULBs has achieved 100 per cent success in door-to-door collection of household waste. Chief …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • No ambulance at Cuttack's fairground 17 Nov 2019 07:21 By Express News Service CUTTACK: A woman sustained injuries on her head and face after an iron frame holding a cutout of a guest came crashing on her at the entrance to the Baliyatra ground here on Friday. The woman Chinmayee Sahu (30) of Nuapada had come …
  • Distress sale looms after paddy procurement delay 17 Nov 2019 06:00 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Farmers in some parts of Nuapada district are resorting to distress sale with paddy procurement being postponed twice. With many facing pressure from money lenders to repay the loans taken to cultivate kharif paddy, there …
  • Odisha govt starts process to appoint VCs in two new universities 13 Nov 2019 03:18 BHUBANESWAR: The higher education department on Monday urged office of governor and chancellor of state universities Ganeshi Lal to take necessary steps for appointment of vice chancellors in Rajendra University Balangir and Kalahandi University …
  • Ayodhya verdict: Security tightened in sensitive pockets of Odisha 12 Nov 2019 03:33 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In the wake of Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya case, police on Saturday tightened security across sensitive pockets here and also held multiple meetings of various peace committees. No untoward incident was reported from …
  • Onion remains high at RS 70-a-kg despite government's fair price initiative in Odisha 10 Nov 2019 03:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the state government has gone for market intervention by selling onion through fair price shops in a limited way, there is no sign of the price cooling down in the retail market. Onion price in retail markets …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC 05 Nov 2019 14:07 Image Source : PTI No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC. Representational image. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Tuesday said that the possibility of the cyclonic storm touching Odisha coast is low and has also asked the …
  • 50 people arrested for trafficking labourers in 3 Odisha districts 18 Oct 2019 12:50 Image Source : PTI PHOTO 50 people arrested in Odisha At least 50 agents were arrested for allegedly trafficking labourers in three districts of Odisha. According to the police, the accused were arrested during simultaneous drives in Rayagada, Nabarangpur …
  • CM’s b’day gift : Medical College at Phulbani 17 Oct 2019 04:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, when he turned 74, announced expansion of the district headquarters hospital at Phulbani in Kandhamal district to a medical college and hospital. This would be the first …
  • 41 middlemen held for trafficking of labourers in Odisha 12 Oct 2019 15:26 Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) As many as 41 middlemen were arrested for their alleged involvement in trafficking of labourers in Odisha, said police on Saturday. Launching a special drive against the middlemen involved in trafficking labourers from Bolangir …
  • Secy-level officials to oversee development in Odisha districts 11 Oct 2019 12:07 Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday nominated secretary-level officials to oversee development in 10 aspirational districts of the state. The officials have been directed to closely follow up on the 49 indicators across five sectors …
  • Odia migrant labourer escapes from torture in Maharashtra 06 Oct 2019 04:14 By Express News Service NUAPADA/SAMBALPUR : In yet another case of inhuman torture that the migrant labourers are subjected to, a villager’s fingers were chopped off by labour agents when he asked for his wages in Maharashtra. Fortunately, he managed …
  • Odisha rights panel seeks report on distress labour migration 01 Oct 2019 06:51 A full Bench of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of distress labour migration from the State and directed the Labour Secretary to file a comprehensive report on the issue by October 28. The full Bench of the OHRC …
  • Odisha govt approves DPR of Rs 700 cr under Rurban Mission 25 Sep 2019 02:59 Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved a detail project report (DPR) worth Rs 700 crore for development of nine identified clusters under the Centre’s ‘Rurban Mission’. The projects were approved in a meeting of state empowered committee …
  • Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights meet over welfare migrant workers’ children 14 Sep 2019 03:47 By Express News Service BALANGIR : A district level consultation meeting on welfare of migrant workers’ children was held here on Friday. A draft action plan to address the plights of these children was prepared in the presence of officials of six Western …
  • Collectors of 10 districts put on heavy rain alert 06 Sep 2019 03:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains expected in 10 districts of the State in next two days, Odisha Government on Thursday asked the Collectors concerned to remain prepared for any exigencies arising out of flood and water-logging. Special …
  • Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding 05 Sep 2019 15:14 Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flooding and water-logging in view of the heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour …
  • Heavy rains likely to lash Odisha in next five days, districts put on alert 31 Aug 2019 19:44 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains likely to pound many parts of Odisha in the next five days due to a fresh low-pressure area taking shape over Bay of Bengal, the state government on Saturday asked the districts to be prepared to meet the possible flood …
  • Biju Patnaik Award for para shuttler Pramod Bhagat 30 Aug 2019 03:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Ace para shuttler Pramod Bhagat was conferred Biju Patnaik Award for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games at a ceremony to mark National Sports Day at Jaydev Bhawan here on Thursday. The award was given by Chief …
  • Heavy rain to lash Odisha in next four days: MeT 28 Aug 2019 02:34 Heavy rain to lash Odisha in next four days: MeT Heavy rainfall will lash many parts of Odisha during the next four days with a fresh low-pressure area building up over the Bay of Bengal, a MeT official said here Tuesday. Odisha has been battered by heavy …
  • How Odisha's poor districts are gaining by social audits of welfare schemes 27 Aug 2019 03:12 Social auditing has helped improve the reach and quality of welfare measures meant for the poor in six of Odisha’s most backward districts, a study has concluded. A social audit enables the evaluation of policy schemes through discussions between …
  • More rains in store  for Odisha 26 Aug 2019 06:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State will receive more rains under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over north-west Bay of Bengal, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.The regional Met office predicted light to moderate …
  • Seven-member panel formed for BJD membership drive 24 Aug 2019 05:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Friday constituted a State-level committee to monitor and coordinate the party’s membership drive set to start from September 2. The seven-member committee comprises …
  • Good news: More rains in store for Odisha 19 Aug 2019 07:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said more rains are in store for Odisha as a low-pressure area has formed over central parts of Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand under the influence of a …
  • Cyclone Fani: The paradise yet not regained! 18 Aug 2019 07:01 Once a place where people moved around, carrying on with their routine lives in and around Chilika and the Bay of Bengal, enjoying their little joys and calmly negotiating with their sorrows have not regained the normalcy in their lives ever since nature…
  • Heavy rainfall in Odisha to bring down monsoon deficit 07 Aug 2019 02:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rainfall deficit in Odisha, which currently is nearly 20 per cent, will come down as the State is all set to witness a good spell of rain in the next two to three days, said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Director HR …
  • 5 districts put on alert, schools shut in Malkangiri as IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha 03 Aug 2019 04:18 BHUBANESWAR (Odisha): Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed …
  • 5 Districts In Odisha Put On Alert As Weather Office Predicts Heavy Rains 03 Aug 2019 04:07 Odisha government directs collectors of five districts to remain alert due. (Representational image) Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India …
  • Odisha to invite bids for mining lease of graphite, limestone 30 Jul 2019 01:46 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Clearing the decks for auction of eight non-ferrous mines, the State Government is all set to float tender notice on July 31 for the invitation of bids for grant of mining lease of graphite, limestone and chromite blocks. …
  • Rains to continue till August first week in Odisha 28 Jul 2019 04:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Farmers of the state who have been waiting for rains to revive their crops and kick start agriculture activities, now have a ray of hope. The much-awaited rainfall activity will remain above normal across Odisha till …
  • Rainfall brings down deficit by four per cent in Odisha 27 Jul 2019 04:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a major respite for the people of Odisha, rainfall deficit which stood at 32 per cent earlier in the week has now come down by four per cent after increase in rainfall activity in the last two days.  India …
  • Odisha woman held for duping tribal students 27 Jul 2019 04:26 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Police on Thursday arrested a woman for allegedly cheating several tribal students on the pretext of providing them admissions to diploma courses in city-based colleges. The woman had collected certificates from at …
  • Congress, BJP target Odisha govt over jobs 25 Jul 2019 20:40 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File) The issue of jobs came up in the Odisha Assembly on Thursday, with the Opposition Congress and BJP expressing concern over “rising” unemployment. The Congress also asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to bring in legislation …
  • 119 blocks in Odisha lack JMFC courts, admits Minister 19 Jul 2019 02:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 119 blocks in Odisha do not have Civil Judge-cum-JMFC court. Admitting this, the state government on Wednesday said plans are afoot to establish 16 courts in 13 districts and a decision on opening courts in …
  • 38 farmers’ suicide not linked to crop loss, says Odisha government  18 Jul 2019 02:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Wednesday said 38 farmers have committed suicide in the last three financial years upto March 2019 but none of the cases was linked to crop loss or loan burden. “Not a single farmer in the state …
  • Odisha receives deficit rainfall of 31.5% in June 01 Jul 2019 09:43 Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) Odisha experienced a rainfall deficit of 31.5 per cent in June this year, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said on Monday. Odisha got average rainfall of 148.3 mm against the Long Term Average (LTA) of 216.5 mm …
  • Odisha receives 31.5 per cent deficit rain in June 01 Jul 2019 09:20 Image Source : PTI Odisha receives 31.5 per cent deficit rain in June representational image  Odisha has registered a deficit rainfall of 31.5 per cent in June this year, an official said. The state received an average rainfall of 148.3 mm against the Long …
  • Rainfall activity picks up pace in Odisha 01 Jul 2019 03:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least nine days after southwest monsoon arrived in Odisha, the rainfall activity picked up pace on Sunday. Rainfall occurred at most places in north Odisha and at isolated places in southern region from Saturday to …
  • BJD MLA who forced engineer to do sit-ups arrested 24 Jun 2019 15:17 Image Source : ANI BJD MLA Saroj Meher has been arrested for making a Junior Engineer of the PWD do sit-ups in public Odisha Police on Monday arrested newly elected BJD MLA Saroj Kumar Meher for allegedly forcing a junior engineer from a tribal community …
  • BJD MLA Saroj Kumar Meher arrested for forcing tribal engineer to do sit-ups 24 Jun 2019 12:30 Meher was booked under different sections of the IPC based on the FIR filed by the engineer’s wife. (Twitter @SarojMeeher) Odisha Police on Monday arrested newly elected BJD MLA Saroj Kumar Meher for allegedly forcing a junior engineer from a tribal …
  • Heat and lightning on killing spree, over 100 dead in Odisha 13 Jun 2019 04:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 39 people have reportedly died due to heat wave in Odisha which continued to reel under gruelling hot conditions with little relief in sight. Four out of 39 alleged sunstroke death cases have been …
  • Odisha to provide 1 kg ragi at Rs 1 via PDS shops 10 Jun 2019 15:40 Bhubaneswar, June 10 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to distribute one kg of ragi at Rs 1 as a pilot project through the public distribution system (PDS) to improve nutritional consumption in the state. It was decided at the Odisha Millet Mission …
  • Congress sub-committees step up to combat election debacle job in Odisha 10 Jun 2019 02:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Congress on Sunday distributed responsibilities among six sub-committees constituted to visit different areas of the State to find out reasons behind the party’s worst ever performance in 2019 elections. The first sub- …
  • Engineer harassed by BJD MLA rescued in Odisha 07 Jun 2019 12:14 Bhubaneswar, June 7 (IANS) A junior engineer in Odisha’s Bolangir district, who was forced to do sit-ups by Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Patnagarh MLA Saroj Kumar Meher, was rescued by the police after being allegedly abducted. Patnagarh sub-divisional police …
  • Capital records 39.5 degree, heat wave warning for 9 dists 26 May 2019 06:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Capital continued to reel under intense heat with temperatures touching 39.5 degree Celsius on Saturday. The Capital recorded a humidity level of 72 per cent, which made life miserable. The neighbouring Cuttack was …
  • 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. …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • I am with CM Naveen Patnaik, not BJD: Independent MLA from Rayagada 14 Jan 2020 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Independent MLA from Rayagada Makaranda Muduli met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas here on Monday and thanked him for approving the proposal of Hindalco Industries for an alumina refinery unit at …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • Four Odisha government officials dismissed for corruption 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government dismissed four officials from service after corruption charges were proved against them following a vigilance investigation recently. Three other officials were also given compulsory retirement. …
  • Odisha government gives nod for three projects including Rs 8,000 crore-aluminium plant 10 Jan 2020 05:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In a bid to boost industrialisation, the State Government on Thursday approved three big ticket investment proposals, including Rs 8,000 crore alumina refinery unit of Hindalco Industries Limited (Hindalco) at …
  • Odisha approves Rs 8000-crore new alumina project by Hindalco 09 Jan 2020 13:44 The High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA), the apex body to clear investment projects in Odisha approved a new greenfield alumina refinery unit proposed by Aditya Birla Group owned Hindalco Industries. The new refinery estimated to cost Rs 8000 crore, is …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Vizag zone finally becomes a reality 31 Dec 2019 03:44 The year 2019 was the most momentous for the people of north Andhra as their long-cherished dream of a separate railway zone became a reality after a prolonged struggle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the decision to establish a new railway …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Maoists torch vehicles Odisha's Rayagada district 29 Dec 2019 06:43 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Panic gripped Muniguda area of Rayagada district after Maoists set ablaze several construction vehicles on Friday night.A group of Maoists torched the vehicles engaged in construction of Saradapur-Thuapadi road in …
  • New norms in Odisha to boost organic farming 28 Dec 2019 04:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has planned to introduce a set of new operational guidelines for organic farming in order to prevent use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and genetically modified …
  • Overcast sky conditions in Capital 27 Dec 2019 02:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The sky remained overcast on Thursday with light rain in isolated parts of the State. Parts of Angul, Sundargarh, Talcher and Keonjhar.“Light rainfall occurred at isolated places in the State under the influence of an …
  • 75 hospitals in aspirational districts to be converted into medical colleges 26 Dec 2019 06:32 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the Centre was planning to convert 75 hospitals in aspirational districts across the country into medical colleges in a phase-wise manner. Vardhan, who was here to unveil a statue of former prime …
  • Tata Power bags CESU, three discoms put on bid 25 Dec 2019 05:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  After Tata Power took over the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) for distribution and retail supply of electricity in five circles, process has been initiated for sale of three other distribution companies. …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Road accidents, fatalities on the decline 19 Dec 2019 04:32 BHUBANESWAR: Road accidents and fatalities in the State are on the decline. Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act that came into force on September 1, is one of the major contributing factors in bringing down the mishaps. As per a report …
  • Odisha to open 45 fast track courts 11 Dec 2019 03:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In order to ensure speedy disposal of sexual crimes against women and children, Odisha Government on Tuesday decided to set up 45 fast track courts in the State. The move comes after Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi …
  • Odisha rape case: CRPF jawan held 08 Dec 2019 22:04 BHUBANESWAR: A CRPF jawan has been arrested on Sunday for his alleged involvement in the sensational Puri gang-rape case. A special police squad took the jawan, Bulu Barik, into custody from Rayagada. Another person Rama Chandra Pradhan of Aliaputu village …
  • 1,300 km cyclothon from Bhubaneswar to Koraput 08 Dec 2019 08:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The 5th edition of community cycling expedition ‘Tour-de-Kalinga’ organised by ROOTS of Odisha Foundation and CRESPAI will commence from the city on Sunday morning. The 13-day ride, considered longest community cycling …
  • Biswajit Rana awarded Best Secretary-2019 at Walker International Cabinet Meet in Odisha 08 Dec 2019 07:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The annual conference of Walker International’s Cabinet Meeting District 104 was held at Saheed Nagar here recently. As many as 82 members of Walker Club attended the conference. Walker International president PRN …
  • 217 teachers submitted fake certificates in Odisha: Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash 28 Nov 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At a time when State Government has asked all schools to verify the genuineness of certificates of school teachers, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed the Assembly that at least 217 teachers …
  • Odisha government to privatize four state-owned power distribution firms 27 Nov 2019 20:24 In the first such move in nearly two decades in India’s power sector, the Odisha government is set to privatize four state-owned electricity distribution companies, said two people aware of the development. While Crisil has been given the mandate for …
  • Wanted criminal held after encounter in Odisha 26 Nov 2019 05:58 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: A wanted criminal Hadapa Siva was arrested following an encounter with Rayagada police on Monday.  He is wanted for allegedly kidnapping a youth Bibhuti Pujari eight days back. Bibhuti was rescued by Rayagada Police on …
  • Odisha Assembly: Members praise 5T initiative implemented by CM Naveen Patnaik 26 Nov 2019 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Members cutting across party lines praised the 5T charter implemented by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the health sector as a result of which services have improved. The issue cropped up on Monday during a discussion …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • Maoists regrouping on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border 25 Nov 2019 04:28 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: In what could set alarm bells ringing for police, the Maoists have intensified their activities in as many as 20 villages under Kolnara, Ramnaguda and Rayagada blocks in Rayagada district and some areas of neighbouring …
  • Verification documents of 455 teachers in Odisha put on hold  25 Nov 2019 04:27 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The process of document verification of 455 teachers out of 2,000 in Gajapati district, has been put on hold.  The teachers had submitted Bachelor in Education (B Ed) certificates from universities outside Odisha. …
  • Staff salary blocked in Odisha for not submitting attendance information 24 Nov 2019 05:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Defying Government order has cost 61-aided Higher Secondary Schools in the State dearer. October salaries of the employees of the schools have been blocked for not submitting biometric attendance sheet of teaching and …
  • Nine-day Baliyatra festival in Cuttack ends on a high note 21 Nov 2019 01:46 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The historic Baliyatra festival, which concluded here on Wednesday, registered a record business in 9 days. Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS), which had come up with total 410 stalls, including 27 food …
  • Seven-month pregnant woman dies in Odisha's Gajapati district due to lack of medical help 19 Nov 2019 01:50 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: In the face of the State Government’s big claims of providing safe motherhood interventions through schemes like Janani Surakhya Yojana and Mamata besides, emergency ambulance service, a pregnant woman lost her life as …
  • ECoR to extend unreserved sleeper facility to 3 more trains 12 Nov 2019 12:06 Image Source : PTI ECoR to extend unreserved sleeper facility to 3 more trains The East Coast Railway (ECoR) is planning to extend unreserved sleeper class facility for short-distance passengers to three more trains plying through the zone, officials said. …
  • Jagatsinghpur tops SATH-E survey on education 11 Nov 2019 05:15 By Express News Service JAGATSINGHPUR: Jagatsinghpur has achieved top position among the 30 districts of Odisha in school education on the lines of Centre’s Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E) programme for the month of …
  • Onion remains high at RS 70-a-kg despite government's fair price initiative in Odisha 10 Nov 2019 03:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the state government has gone for market intervention by selling onion through fair price shops in a limited way, there is no sign of the price cooling down in the retail market. Onion price in retail markets …
  • Set up police station in Kotia: House panel to Odisha Government 08 Nov 2019 04:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha’s dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Kotia villages remains unresolved for years, an Assembly Committee headed by Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro recommended that schools should not be shifted from the area despite …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • HC remands death penalty order back to trial court in Rayagada triple murder case 06 Nov 2019 05:12 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday remanded the Rayagada triple murder case back to Additional Sessions Judge court at Gunupur. The lower court had awarded death penalty to nine persons accused of killing three members of a …
  • No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC 05 Nov 2019 14:07 Image Source : PTI No clear sign of cyclone threat to Odisha coast: SRC. Representational image. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Tuesday said that the possibility of the cyclonic storm touching Odisha coast is low and has also asked the …
  • DFO suspended for sexual misconduct 03 Nov 2019 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Saturday placed Debarchan Behera, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Rayagada, under suspension with immediate effect on charges of sexual misconduct at workplace and large-scale corruption by …
  • Minister rates mid-day meals ‘sub-standard’ in Koraput 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service KORAPUT: School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash resented the sub-standard quality of mid-day meal being served at a Government-run school in Koraput district during a surprise visit on Tuesday. Dash visited Upper …
  • Govt ropes in IIT-Bombay to scan landslide zones 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has roped in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay to study landslides in hilly terrains of South Odisha and other parts in a scientific and geographical perspective to identify vulnerable …
  • One washed away, reservoirs full, first flood warning issued in Krishna district 25 Oct 2019 05:04 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: One person was washed away in Srikakulam district as rains continued to lash several parts of the State on Thursday. Prakasam Barrage has been receiving heavy inflows and the Krishna district administration issued first …
  • Odisha to receive heavy rainfall : Indian Meteorological Department 23 Oct 2019 15:40 Image Source : PTI Odisha to receive rainfall under influence of low pressure, Odisha rainfall may continue for the next three days A well marked low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal has triggered heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha while the …
  • Odisha lines up 19 minor mineral blocks for auction 21 Oct 2019 16:15 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After putting 38 mineral blocks, including 22 merchant mines, in auction process for grant of mining lease, the State Government has lined up 19 minor mineral blocks for bidding. The high level committee headed by Chief …
  • Odisha seeks its inclusion in foreign tour operators’ packages 21 Oct 2019 16:15 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Sunday urged all the foreign tour operators taking part in the Odisha Travel Bazaar here to include Odisha in their India specific packages.  “We have requested the foreign tour operators, who …
  • Odisha gears to for action plan to end child marriage within a decade 19 Oct 2019 12:28 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government is all set to introduce a five-year strategic action plan to end child marriage in the State in next 10 years. The Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2019-24 aims at strengthening monitoring mechanism to …
  • 50 people arrested for trafficking labourers in 3 Odisha districts 18 Oct 2019 12:50 Image Source : PTI PHOTO 50 people arrested in Odisha At least 50 agents were arrested for allegedly trafficking labourers in three districts of Odisha. According to the police, the accused were arrested during simultaneous drives in Rayagada, Nabarangpur …
  • Rayagada farmer turns innovator, transforms scooter into tiller 26 Aug 2019 06:07 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Lack of formal education or institutional training can hardly prove a hindrance for invention. A tribal farmer proved it right by coming up with a ploughing machine made from an old scooter. With mechanised farming and …
  • 12-foot-long python rescued in Rayagada 20 Aug 2019 04:24 20 Aug 2019, 08:15AM ISTSource: ANIA 12-foot-long python was rescued in Odisha’s Rayagada district on August 19. Python was rescued from Gayatri Nagar area of Rayagada. The python was later handed over to the forest department which released it in a forest …
  • Heavy rains railway track restoration work between Rayagada and Titilagarh 09 Aug 2019 04:29 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Movement of trains between Rayagada and Titilagarh could not be restored on Thursday as restoration work on railway track between Doikalu and Ambodala was affected on Wednesday following heavy rain. The torrential downpour …
  • Rivers of Rayagada and Malkangiri in spate, schools to remain closed today 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/RAYAGADA: Water level in major rivers in Rayagada and Malkangiri is rising with incessant rains lashing the districts since Monday night. Communication between Malkangiri and Balimela was disrupted in the evening as …
  • Rayagada MLA Muduli's men attack petitioner for filing case against him 13 Jul 2019 03:10 By Express News Service RAYAGADA:  R Harish Patnaik, who had recently filed a case against Rayagada MLA Makaranda Muduli in the Orissa High Court challenging the validity of his caste certificate, was attacked by the legislator’s supporters here on Friday …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …