updated 5:52 AM UTC, Aug 22, 2017

Sudarsan Pattnaik wins prize in Moscow sand art show

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:40
Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the people's choice prize for his sand sculpture titled "Mahatma Gandhi - World Peace" at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016.Sudarsan has already won a gold medal for the 15-foot-high sculpture…

Odisha government orders probe against tainted BJD MLAs

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:45
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday ordered a vigilance inquiry against four Biju Janata Dal MLAs who allegedly demanded money to facilitate setting up of industries in their assembly constituencies.The matter has come to the notice of Chief Minister Naveen…

4 BJD MLAs in trouble, opposition seeks resignation for demanding money

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 07:47
Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress and BJP in Odisha on Monday demanded the resignation of four BJD MLAs, who allegedly demanded money for facilitating setting up of industries in their constituencies.The video footage of the four MLAs was aired on a…

Odisha officials harassing man who carried wife's corpse: Complaint

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:50
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28: A complaint has been filed against the District Collector and Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Odisha's Kalahandi for allegedly harassing the tribal man who walked for 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders after…

Odisha to prepare integrated shoreline management plan

Friday, 01 July 2016 11:13
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to prepare a long-term integrated shoreline management plan for its entire 480 km coastline, making it the first state to initiate such a plan, said an official on Thursday."The main objective of the exercise…

Odia actor-turned-politician arrested on 'casting couch' allegations

Friday, 01 July 2016 11:08
Bhubaneswar: Actor-turned-politician Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom has been arrested following 'casting couch' allegations against him, said a senior police official on Thursday.Satapathy, along with his associate Pradip Swain, was arrested from Nilachal apartment in Puri on charges…

Indo-Israeli missile test-fired off Odisha coast

Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:16
Bhubaneswar: India successfully test-fired an Indo-Israeli medium range surface-to-air missile off the coast of Odisha on Thursday, officials confirmed.The ballistic missile was test-fired from launch pad no-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district at 8.16…

Odisha CM asks departments to be prepared for possible floods

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:26
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked officials to remain prepared to face flood-like situation in the state."Indian Meteorological Department predicted surplus rainfall during the current year 2016. Therefore, probability of flood this year appears very high. Keeping…

Odisha government to provide education loan at 1% interest

Monday, 27 June 2016 18:09
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a new scheme "Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana" to provide education loan at one per cent interest to students for pursuing higher studies.The state government will meet the fund requirement of about…

Biju Janata Dal is insecure to have attacked BJP leders: Parrikar

Monday, 27 June 2016 10:51
Bhubaneswar: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday condemned the attack on the vehicles of BJP leaders allegedly by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers in Odisha and dared the ruling party to target him."I am the defence minister of the country.…