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Odisha brings policy to ensure equal opportunity to transgenders

India, Oct. 6 -- The Odisha government has issued an equal opportunity policy for transgenders which will result in the appointment of a complaint officer for redressal of their grievances within 15 d... Read More


Ex-Koraput MP seeks Union Territory status for erstwhile Dandakaranya region

India, Oct. 6 -- Former parliamentarian from Odisha's Koraput Jayaram Pangi on Tuesday said he will quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to fight for conferment of Union Territory status to undivided... Read More


Ex Koraput MP seeks Union Territory status for erstwhile Dandakaranya region

India, Oct. 6 -- Former parliamentarian from Odisha's Koraput Jayaram Pangi on Tuesday said he will quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to fight for conferment of Union Territory status to undivided... Read More


Ex-Odisha MP Jayaram Pangi says he will quit BJP, focus on UT demand for Koraput

India, Oct. 6 -- Former Koraput lawmaker Jayaram Pangi on Tuesday announced his decision to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and start a campaign to seek Union Territory status for undivided Kora... Read More


Odisha man who committed over 500 burglaries using a crowbar re-arrested

India, Oct. 5 -- A 59-year-old Odisha man who quit studies in the late 80s to start burglary with crowbars across the country and later stayed in luxury hotels over the last 3 decades has been re-arre... Read More


Engineering graduate selling fruit on train, beaten up by RPF jawan

India, Oct. 3 -- A 30-year-old engineering graduate from Dharwad district of Karnataka has lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Odisha that a railway protection force constab... Read More


BJD retains Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha, notches up bigger margin

India, Oct. 3 -- Biju Janata Dal's electoral juggernaut continued to roll after the party won the bypolls to the Pipili assembly constituency in Puri district on Sunday signifying the party's readines... Read More


Odisha saw record September rainfall in 14 years, farmers' woes rise

India, Oct. 2 -- A burst of rainfall propelled by a deep depression across the Bay of Bengal in September this year made it the wettest September in the last 14 years in Odisha. Around 385 mm of rainf... Read More


Girl from primitive Bonda tribe in Odisha digs up well in her village, inspires others

India, Oct. 2 -- A 25-year-old tribal girl from the primitive Bonda tribe living in Malkangiri district of Odisha has managed to solve the perennial issue of water scarcity in her village by digging u... Read More


Out to steal scrap iron, teenager shot dead by security guard of Odisha steel plant

India, Oct. 1 -- An 18-year-old youth was allegedly shot dead by a security guard of a Sambalpur-based integrated steel plant while the former was trying to steal iron scraps this afternoon, police sa... Read More