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SUM fallout: BJP seeks Naveen Patnaik scalp

A day after Odisha health and family welfare minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigned following the recent fire at SUM Hospital in the city, the state BJP unit on Saturday intensified its demand seeki

23 Oct 2016 12:14 AM

86 per cent of Odisha hospitals lack valid papers

The fire at Bhubaneswar’s SUM Hospital has brought to light a startling fact: 180 of the total 208 hospitals and nursing homes in the city are operating with expired registration papers.

22 Oct 2016 2:04 AM

2 days after fire, Odisha hospital promoter held

Sum Hospital promoter Manoj Nayak was arrested shortly after surrendering before the Khandagiri police here on Thursday morning.

21 Oct 2016 2:21 AM

Odisha panel seeks probe into torture by Maoists

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the Malkangiri district authorities to conduct a probe into allegations of torture of people at Andrapalli and Panasput panchayat areas by Maoist

21 Oct 2016 1:13 AM

Odisha fire tragedy: Blaze leaves state minister singed

The fire tragedy on Monday evening at Sum Hospital has added to the litany woes for Orissa health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak.

20 Oct 2016 2:45 AM

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Orissa hospital didn’t have fire clearance, says JP Nadda

Raps Orissa govt, vows fresh guidelines to states on safety.

20 Oct 2016 2:03 AM

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: Prompt alert could’ve saved lives

The police arrested four officials of Sum Hospital on Tuesday for the fire that, as per official records, claimed lives of 20 people, even though other hospitals that took the injured in reported 22 d

19 Oct 2016 2:23 AM

Japanese Encephalitis claims another life, toll rises to 57

The BJP on Monday came down on the Orissa government for its “failure” to contain the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district, even as one more infant died of the disease, taking the

18 Oct 2016 2:31 AM

22 dead in major fire at Orissa hospital

Several jumped from first floor to escape.

18 Oct 2016 1:51 AM

Man carries son’s body, ambulance staff sacked

A day after a 35-year-old man walked around 25 km carrying body of his four-year-old son on his shoulders after an ambulance dropped them midway following the child’s death on his way to hospital; the

16 Oct 2016 11:49 PM

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Markandey Katju takes dig at Oriyas, says sorry after row

Leaders of the ruling BJD and opposition Congress and BJP roundly condemned former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju’s “derogatory” remarks targeting people of Orissa in a Facebook post for which he

15 Oct 2016 2:27 AM

Woman labelled ‘witch’, stripped and thrashed in Orissa

In a shameful act, residents of a village in Orissa allegedly stripped a young woman in the middle of the main road and brutally assaulted her suspecting her to be a witch, police reports said on Frid

15 Oct 2016 2:22 AM

Orissa BJP squirms over leader’s disease quip

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which found itself in an awkward situation after finding fault with the Orissa government on Mahanadi water-sharing issue, has faced similar embarrassment after it so

14 Oct 2016 1:14 AM

BJD push for ‘Make in Orissa’ to project CM

Faced with the criticism from the Opposition that the state government has squandered the golden opportunity for industrialisation investors are shying away from the state, - ruling BJD led by chief m

13 Oct 2016 1:32 AM

Baby delivered in tractor after ambulance no-show

The Orissa government’s Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which offers ambulance service during pregnancy, failed a tribal woman in Nabarangpur district as she was forced to give birth to her baby in a tr

11 Oct 2016 2:39 PM

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For Orissa CM, bashing Centre still key vote ploy

The Biju Janata Dal, headed by Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik, is relying heavily on stirring up anti-Centre sentiments across the state in order to do gather support for the upcoming panchayat

10 Oct 2016 1:29 AM

Treat dead with dignity, says Orissa

The Orissa government has announced a set of guidelines to ensure that the bodies of those deceased are transported from the hospitals “with respect and dignity”.

07 Oct 2016 2:22 AM

Modi govt politicising strikes, says Kanhaiya Kumar

All-India Students’ Federation (AISF) leader and former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of hyping the Indian Army’s surgical operations in t

04 Oct 2016 7:21 AM

Maoists regroup, Orissa ups security

After a lull for nearly a year, Maoists are believed to be regrouping in Malkangiri, the hotbed of the Left-Wing extremism in Orissa.

04 Oct 2016 6:41 AM

Orissa festival: District officials appeal against animal sacrifice

With Chhattar festival around the corner, the district administration on Sunday urged people to do away with the ritual of animal sacrifice during the festival on October 9.

03 Oct 2016 12:43 AM

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