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BJD MLA Prasanta Jagdev accused of assaulting BJP leader in Odisha; suspended

India, Sept. 9 -- The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday suspended its Chilika legislator Prasant Jagdev from the party hours after he allegedly beat up a BJP leader over the distribution of assistanc... Read More


Odisha CM warns of lockdown after over 30 school kids test positive for Covid-19

India, Sept. 7 -- Warning of a possible return of lockdown, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said people have to follow Covid-19 guidelines as the children are still unvaccinated. The c... Read More


Odisha Assembly passes bill to limit reservation in civic bodies to 50%

India, Sept. 7 -- The uncertainties in the holding of elections to the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) as well as urban local bodies scheduled next year is likely to be over after the Odi... Read More


Former YSR Congress MLA arrested by Odisha police in chit fund scam

India, Sept. 7 -- Odisha Police on Tuesday arrested Malla Vijay Prasad, a former MLA of Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSR Congress) and chairman of Andhra Pradesh Education and Welfare Infras... Read More


Odisha's Manda buffalo 19th buffalo breed to be recognised by NBAGR

India, Sept. 7 -- The Manda buffalo found in Odisha's Koraput district and characterised by its flat forehead with short muzzle and broad semi circular horns has become the 19th buffalo breed in India... Read More


Crops in 102 of 314 blocks in Odisha affected by rain deficit

India, Sept. 7 -- Odisha government on Monday told the state assembly that standing crops in at least 102 of the 314 blocks of Odisha have been affected by the rainfall deficit even as former chief mi... Read More


For first time in about a month, 20% of Odisha's Covid cases are below 18 years

India, Sept. 6 -- The Covid-19 infection among children and adolescents below the age of 18 years in Odisha reached 20 per cent on Monday but the health department said it may not be a matter of panic... Read More


Odisha: A murder that revealed a cult and its overreach

India, Sept. 6 -- Satyabrat Nayak's house is hard to distinguish in the rows of thatched, asbestos-roofed homes with laterite stone walls covered in patchy plaster. Like most others in Abhimanpur -- a... Read More


Bypoll to Odisha'a Pipili assembly seats to be held on September 30

India, Sept. 4 -- The long-pending bypoll to Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha's Puri district will be held on September 30 along with those in Samserganj, Jangipur and Bhabanipur in West Bengal,... Read More


Odisha police detain editor of a web portal after Olympian Dutee Chand alleges harassment

India, Sept. 3 -- Odisha Police on Friday detained the editor of a web-channel for questioning following harassment allegations levelled against him by Olympian Dutee Chand. Sudhansu Sekhar Rout, edi... Read More