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BJP struggles to gain ground in Orissa

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) aim to grab power in Orissa in 2019 appears to be very unlikely proposition in the present context as the saffron party is now caught in the web of serious internal

27 Jun 2016 1:32 AM

Casting couch shadow over Orissa films

Trouble is mounting for the controversial actor-turned-politician Papu Pom Pom, alias Tatwa Prakash Satpathy, as a complaint against him has been filed for allegedly exploiting a minor girl on the pre

27 Jun 2016 12:34 AM

Filipinos held with satellite phone, sent secret information

Four Philippines nationals, who were on Friday arrested by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) for allegedly using a banned satellite phone to send “secret” messages and photos to other countries from Dhamra

26 Jun 2016 2:10 AM

AQIS operative hid Kandahar hijacker

Abdur Rehman, the al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operative who is currently in 10-day custody of the Odisha Crime Branch (CB), had helped a terrorist involved in the 1999 hijacking of Indian A

25 Jun 2016 1:21 AM

Orissa: Doctor faked notices to embezzle funds

The crime branch of the Orissa police on Tuesday conducted raids at the residence and offices of assistant director of factories (medical) Motilal Gouda in connection with the issuing of fake gazette

22 Jun 2016 2:15 AM


Orissa strives to lower gap in child sex ratio

Despite numerous plans and programmes, the Orissa government has not been able to contain the increasing gap in the child sex ratio.

20 Jun 2016 7:29 AM

Areas under minor millets cultivation shrinking in Orissa

Traditionally-cultivated minor millets are the major sources of sustenance for lakhs of tribals and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers living in southern and western parts of Orissa.

20 Jun 2016 6:50 AM

Literature must be liberated from impact of Left ideology, says Swamy

India must celebrate its unity, says BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

18 Jun 2016 6:51 PM

Orissa: Wife seeks Rs 5 crore from son of industrialist

Lopamudra Mishra, daughter-in-law of Orissa industrialist Trailokya Mishra, who recently brought wife swapping charge against her husband Sabyasachi Mishra, on Friday submitted a petition with the Dis

18 Jun 2016 2:00 AM

Tycoon, son move bail pleas in ‘torture’ case

Odisha’s top industrialist Trailokya Mishra and his son Sabyasachi Mishra on Wednesday moved anticipatory bail petitions in the Orissa High Court to avoid a possible arrest in the case pertaining to t

16 Jun 2016 2:49 AM


Dowry charge on industrialist’s son

Ms Lopamudra Mishra, daughter-in-law of one of Orissa’s top industrialists, Mr Trailokya Mishra, complained to the police on Tuesday that her husband Mr Sabyasachi Mishra and his parents had mentally

15 Jun 2016 2:32 AM

Chilika Lake fights for survival

Chilika Lake — the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia and one of India’s 26 sites included in the Ramsar list of wetlands of international importance — is facing threats to its existence because of

13 Jun 2016 1:58 AM

Development BJP’s core agenda for UP: Nitin Gadkari

Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Narendra Modi government at the Centre believed in the “politics of development” and it never budged from its core agenda of

11 Jun 2016 6:34 AM

Orissa to amend ‘failed’ Maoist rehab policy

ng to sources in the state home department, only 68 of the 171 Maoists who surrendered between January 1, 2014, and February 1, 2016, have availed the government’s rehabilitation package.

06 Jun 2016 9:28 AM

Cyclists adopt novel way for better roads

As people eagerly wait for the onset of monsoon to get relief from the scorching heatwave sweeping across the country, a group of cyclists from Bhubaneswar on every Sunday morning ride to forests, cou

06 Jun 2016 9:11 AM


No helmet, no fuel in Orissa

After exhausting quite a few options, including collection of a hefty Rs 500 penalty from non-helmet users and temporary suspension of their driving licences (DLs), the Orissa government has decided t

29 May 2016 2:00 AM

300 aspirants for 3 Rajya Sabha seats

As the race for the Rajya Sabha elections begins in Orissa, the number of aspirants in the ruling BJD is increasing with every passing day.

25 May 2016 2:27 AM

Rain, thundershower, gusty surface winds likely to lash Odisha

Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea.

16 May 2016 3:49 PM

Indigenous missile test-fired

India on Sunday successfully test-fired indigenously developed supersonic Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from Abdul Kalam Island (formerly Wheeler Island), off Orissa coast.

16 May 2016 1:45 AM

Posco may scrap Orissa steel mill

South Korean steelmaker Posco on Friday told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it would not be able to set up a $12 billion steel plant in Orissa by July 2017, as the construction is yet to begin

09 Apr 2016 2:21 AM