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FIR lodged against 2 ruling BJD leaders after Nabarangpur court order

India, May 24 -- The Odisha Police on Saturday registered a case against two senior Biju Janata Dal leaders Pranab Prakash Das and Sanjay Das Burma on charges of causing hurt and allegedly misbehaving... Read More


New radar survey around Puri's Jagannath Temple triggers fresh row in Odisha

India, May 22 -- The ongoing controversy over the alleged violations of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act around Puri's Jagannath Temple due to excavations and constructio... Read More


In Odisha, Dalit panchayat member alleges ostracism after she refused to vote for BJD

India, May 21 -- A 32-year-old Dalit woman elected as a member of the Panchayat Samiti in Ganjam district about two months ago has alleged that she and her family have been ostracised and asked to pay... Read More


2 members of vigilante group injured in firing by cattle traffickers in Odisha

India, May 21 -- Two members of a cow vigilante group in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district were injured after cattle traffickers fired at them near a toll gate early Saturday morning, police said. Police ... Read More


3 elephants killed after getting hit by goods train in Odisha

India, May 20 -- Three elephants, including two calves, were killed when a goods train carrying iron ore hit them while they were crossing the railway lines in Odisha's Keonjhar district on Thursday e... Read More


Plant 50 trees, Orissa HC to tehsildar who asked rRs.r1,004 fine from landless woman

India, May 20 -- The Orissa high court has ordered a tehsildar to plant 50 saplings as a penalty for imposing Rs.1,004 fine on a poor woman without hearing her case of encroachment on government land.... Read More


Supreme Court stays Odisha Universities Amendment Act for 3 months

India, May 20 -- The Supreme Court on Friday issued a stay on the Odisha Universities (Amendment) Act, 2020 through which the state government had sought to control appointment to important academic a... Read More


Odisha cabinet announces slew of projects to boost irrigation potential

India, May 19 -- Amid distressing agricultural statistics of stagnant farmer income and low irrigation potential in Odisha, the Naveen Patnaik cabinet on Wednesday announced a series of measures to in... Read More


65-yr-old Odisha tribal priest beaten to death alleging witchcraft

India, May 18 -- A 65-year-old priest in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district was thrashed to death on Tuesday by his neighbours alleging that he practised witchcraft, police said. Officials said ove... Read More


How a 30-yr-old zoology professor has taken to saving dying folk art in Odisha

India, May 16 -- When Kalahandi was a princely state before its merger with the province of Odisha in 1948, it was known for a band of drummers that used a folk instrument called the "Ghumura", a drum... Read More