updated 12:07 PM UTC, Jun 27, 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…

Ferment in Congress, BJP hopes to topple Virbhadra

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:51
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is battling increasing disquiet within the Congress party even as the BJP seems confident of clawing back to power in the hill state.After three years in power, a section of Congress leaders, including…

Notification to auction iron ore mine issued in Odisha

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 18:09
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday issued notification for e-auction of an iron ore mine under the amended Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 2015.In the first phase, only one block "Ghoraburahani-Sagasahi East iron ore mines in Sundargarh district…

Odisha urges Centre to release fund for setting up 5 medical colleges

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:36
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the central government's share of funds for setting up five new medical colleges in the state."A revised estimate of Rs.2,450.90 crore for the five proposed…

Himachal shivers as mercury dips below freezing

Friday, 18 December 2015 10:56
Shimla: Popular tourist destination Shimla in Himachal Pradesh saw the season's lowest temperature so far on Friday, with the minimum temperature recorded at 0.9 degrees Celsius.The temperature remained below the freezing point at many places in the state, a Met…

New Odisha DGP vows to make police more accessible

Sunday, 08 November 2015 10:44
Bhubaneswar: Kanwar Brijesh Singh, the newly appointed director general of police (DGP) in Odisha, on Sunday said he was committed to bridging "the gap between police and the common man".The Odisha government on Saturday appointed Singh, a 1985 batch officer,…

BJP demands magisterial inquiry into farmers' deaths in Odisha

Thursday, 05 November 2015 15:13
Bhubaneswar: Holding Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the death of drought-hit farmers in Odisha, the BJP on Thursday demanded a magisterial probe into farmers' suicides."The government should write to the Chief Justice of Odisha High Court to spare an…