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Draft action plan to curb elephant deaths by December end: Govt tells Orissa HC

India, Nov. 17 -- Amid rising elephant deaths in Odisha, the state government in an affidavit told Orissa high court that a draft comprehensive action plan to curb elephant deaths due to poaching, ele... Read More


Report to work or lose license: Odisha bar council to lawyers after SC warning

India, Nov. 16 -- A day after the Supreme Court asked agitating lawyers of various bar associations of Odisha to get back to work or else risk suspension of their license, the Odisha State Bar Council... Read More


4 arrested in Odisha for blocking highway to protest killing of 2 'Maoists'

India, Nov. 14 -- Four people including a local Congress leader Sarat Buruda have been arrested and 19 others detained by the Malkangiri police for blocking the National Highway 326 near Kotameta vill... Read More


Odisha man arrested for allegedly marrying off wife to Haryana man in Delhi

India, Nov. 13 -- Police in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Saturday arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly got his 22-year-old wife married to another person of Haryana after taking her to New Delhi... Read More


Trinamool's minister faces flak for remark on President, party distances from statement

India, Nov. 13 -- Leaders cutting across party lines on Saturday came down heavily against West Bengal minister Akhil Giri for his alleged derogatory comments against President Droupadi Murmu, with ma... Read More


TMC minister faces flak for remark on President, party distances from statement

India, Nov. 13 -- Leaders cutting across party lines on Saturday came down heavily against West Bengal minister Akhil Giri for his alleged derogatory comments against President Droupadi Murmu, with ma... Read More


3 FIRs lodged in Odisha against Bengal minister Akhil Giri over remark on Prez

India, Nov. 12 -- At least three first information reports (FIRs) were lodged by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Odisha against West Bengal's Trinamul Congress (TMC) minister Akhil Giri in dif... Read More


Odisha man beheaded by nephew over witchcraft suspicion

India, Nov. 12 -- A 60-year-old man in tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district was allegedly beheaded by his nephew over suspicions that he practised witchcraft, police said. Police said the family memb... Read More


2 Maoists killed in gunfight after SOG team comes under fire in Koraput: Police

India, Nov. 11 -- Two suspected Maoists were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the police in the forests of Koraput district after the Special Operations Group came under attack, police said. The b... Read More


Odisha man mortgages land to travel for Delhi kickboxing event, wins gold

India, Nov. 11 -- A 41-year-old primary schoolteacher from Odisha's Sundargarh district won a gold medal at an international kickboxing championship this week after mortgaging his land to fund his tra... Read More