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Orissa: 15 youth attempt self-immolation

At least 15 job aspirants, including five girls, on Friday attempted self-immolation in front of Raj Bhavan here for “inordinate” delay of over 10 years in recruiting them as constables.

20 Aug 2016 5:48 AM

Orissa issues flood alert in 2 districts

The Orissa government on Thursday sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts as the water level of Subarnarekha river rose at an alarming rate.

19 Aug 2016 12:46 AM

Security guard ties shoelaces of Orissa minister

Orissa’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) minister Jogendra Behera on Monday courted controversy when his personal security guard was caught on the camera tying his shoelaces at the Independ

16 Aug 2016 2:05 AM

Orissa’s steel hub cries out for urgent help

Once showcased as the country’s steel hub, the Kalinganagar Industrial Estate in Orissa is now crying out for urgent government intervention for its survival.

16 Aug 2016 1:53 AM

Suicide bid by couple during Independence Day celebrations

A married couple on Monday attempted self-immolation by pouring kerosene on themselves in Orissa’s Dhenkanal district, nearly 100 km from here.

16 Aug 2016 1:50 AM

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IIT-Madras to study erosion at Puri beach

With the aggressive beach erosion near Puri playing havoc among locals, Orissa water resource secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena on Friday informed that a team of experts from IIT-Madras would carry out a t

13 Aug 2016 1:29 AM

Orissa: Student ‘gangraped’ inside NIFT campus

Tension prevailed on Saturday in Orissa’s KIIT University campus following alleged “gangrape” of a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) by some unidentified youth on Friday night

07 Aug 2016 12:17 AM

Battle for Mahanadi water share far from over

Mahanadi, the 834-km-long river flowing through Chhattisgarh and Orissa, has of late become a serious bone of contention between the two states with each of them demanding a fair share of its water.

07 Aug 2016 12:10 AM

Orissa: Girl gangraped, killed by driver and his help

In a chilling reminder of the ghastly Nirbhaya gangrape case in New Delhi that shook the conscience of the nation, the driver and conductor of a private bus were on Friday arrested for abducting, rapi

06 Aug 2016 6:06 AM

Transgenders to man Orissa jails as warders

The Orissa government has decided to recruit transgenders as jail warders as per the directive of the Supreme Court.

03 Aug 2016 3:42 AM

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PM Modi condoles death as 5 die in lightning

Five more persons died in lightning in various parts of Orissa, taking the death toll to 35 in the last two days, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences for death of at least 3

01 Aug 2016 12:19 AM

Lightning kills 30 in Orissa

At least 30 people were killed on Saturday and over 40 others injured in separate lightning incidents in various parts of Orissa.

31 Jul 2016 5:21 AM

To avoid cop raids, Orissa sex trade on wheels

The Orissa police was on Monday stunned to know that sex racketeers in Bhu-baneswar were servicing their clients in a completely new way —sex-on-wheels.

26 Jul 2016 6:19 AM

Dog fights 4 cobras to save family, dies

Once again, a dog gave up its life for its master. A male Doberman fought a fatal battle with four mountain cobras for hours to save eight members of its master’s family.

14 Jul 2016 1:23 AM

Naveen Patnaik loses grip, fails to take action against ‘tainted’ ministers

Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s apparent inability to act against his “tainted” ministers and MLAs has greatly lowered his public image, giving a handle to the Opposition to further corner him

11 Jul 2016 12:12 AM

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5 in Orissa dead in crossfire

At least five villagers, including two women and an 18-month-old child, were killed and seven others injured when security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operations “mistakenly” opened fire on them

10 Jul 2016 3:36 AM

Orissa: More CBI raids in chit fund scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday conducted simultaneous raids on the offices of Chennai-based firm Sastra Enterprises in nine places across the country, including Orissa.

06 Jul 2016 1:28 AM

Oriya actor held in sexual abuse case

Controversial BJD leader and Oriya cine actor Papu Pom Pom alias Tatwa Prakash Satpathy, who is facing casting couch allegation levelled against him by a 15-year-old girl, has finally been arrested.

01 Jul 2016 12:35 AM

Orissa casting couch case: 6 served notice

The Orissa police on Monday issued notices to six persons associated with the regional television and film industry for their alleged involvement in the exploitation of a female actor.

28 Jun 2016 3:39 AM

‘Proof found that actor sexually assaulted minor’

The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Orissa, on Monday said it had found prima facie evidence of sexual assault of a 15-year-old actress by BJD leader and cine actor Papu Pom Pom and recommended the p

28 Jun 2016 3:33 AM

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