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26-year-old man sentenced to death in Odisha for rape, murder

India, Sept. 19 -- A POCSO court in Odisha's Cuttack district on Thursday handed capital punishment to a 26-year-old man on charges of rape and murder of a six-year-old girl last year. The court sent... Read More


Ashirbad Behera, ex-Odisha cricket association secretary, arrested over links to chit fund scam

India, Sept. 19 -- Ashirbad Behera, former secretary of Odisha Cricket Association and Odisha Olympic Association, was arrested by CBI on Thursday morning over his alleged involvement in the Artha Tat... Read More


Puri to see world's largest coastal clean-up exercise on September 21

India, Sept. 18 -- Three years after hundreds of volunteers, including residents, celebrities and UN officials, came together to make the Versova beach in Mumbai litter-free, a similar mega clean-up e... Read More


With a 12-year-old patient on sling, Odisha doctor walks 5 km through a forest and hill

India, Sept. 17 -- In a State where abysmal healthcare systems make news every other day, a 52-year-old doctor in Maoist-affected Malkangiri district of Odisha has gone beyond the call of duty and don... Read More


Police constable arrested for posing as Maoist in Odisha

India, Sept. 16 -- In a first of its kind incident in Odisha, a police constable was arrested Sunday on charges of extorting money while posing as a Maoist. Police officials of Rayagada said, G Srika... Read More


'Police officers found misbehaving with people may lose rank': Naveen Patnaik

India, Sept. 14 -- Starting October 2, any police official misbehaving with those coming to police stations or hospitals may face demotion while those seen helping may be promoted, according to a new ... Read More


Truck driver fined Rs 6 lakh in Odisha, but under old traffic rules

India, Sept. 14 -- In what could be the biggest-ever fine in recent times, Odisha transport officials challaned a Nagaland truck owner a staggering amount of Rs 6.53 lakh for a litany of violations as... Read More


In Odisha, former woman footballer now sells newspapers to eke out a living

India, Sept. 13 -- At a time when Odisha is getting its own Indian Super League (ISL) club football team, a former woman footballer from the state is trying to make her ends meet by selling newspapers... Read More


To reach school, Odisha teacher wades through neck-deep river

India, Sept. 12 -- For school teacher Binodini Samal, reaching Rathiapala primary school in Dhenkanal district of Odisha for her teaching duties, is of utmost importance, even if it means crossing nec... Read More


Come hell or high water, nothing can stop this Odisha teacher from reaching school

India, Sept. 11 -- A swollen river has failed to deter school teacher Binodini Samal from reporting to her teaching duties at the Rathiapala primary school in Dhenkanal district of Odisha for the last... Read More