Despite exhausting almost all funds, Odisha has not been able to provide 100 days employment as guaranteed by MGNREGA to more than 90% of the state's rural poor who demanded jobs under the scheme in the last five years, an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has revealed. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
Five months after he was expelled from Biju Janata Dal, rebel leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra today turned his political forum, Odisha Jan Morcha, into a full-fledged political party and vowed to remove chief minister Naveen Patnaik from power, Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
The much awaited Xavier University Bill-2013 with provision of reserving 50% seats for the students of Odisha, was passed in the State Assembly after a marathon debate in the house.
At least five students from Odisha's KIIT University are set to participate in an annual aero-design competition to be held in California, USA next week, the university said today.
Even after 13 years in office, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik still remains the most favoured politician to be the state’s chief minister, an opinion poll by local Odia news channel Odisha Television (OTV) has claimed.
A local court today once again deferred hearing of the bail petition of dowry torture accused Raja Shree Mohanty, son of former minister Raghunath Mohanty, till Friday.
Maoist on Wednesday killed a sarpanch in Odisha’s Malkangiri district suspecting him to be a police informer, reports Priya Ranjan Sahu.
Three persons were killed on Tuesday, when a van crossing the railway tracks at an unmanned level crossing was hit by a train, about 30 km from here, in Odisha's Khurda district, railway sources said.
Three days after they were arrested on alleged dowry harassment charges, former Odisha law minister Raghunath Mohanty and his wife Pritilata Mohanty on Tuesday were granted bail by a court in Odisha’s Balasore district, reports Priya Ranjan Sahu.
A young man in Rourkela, Sundergarh district, Odisha, killed his mother, allegedly because she refused him money to buy a pair of shoes, police said on Monday.
Former Odisha law minister Raghunath Mohanty and his wife Pritilata were arrested from Kolkata early today.
The Human Rights Protection Cell of Odisha police probing a dowry harassment case against former Odisha law minister Raghunath Mohanty and his family members on Saturday arrested him and his wife Pritilata Mohanty in Kolkata. Priya Ranjan Sahu
A powerful minister just a fortnight ago, ruling Biju Janata Dal leader Raghunath Mohanty is making his party very uncomfortable, leaving chief minister Naveen Patnaik vulnerable to opposition attacks.
A man has been sentenced to death in Odisha for the rape and murder of an elderly woman two years ago.
A court in Odisha today sentenced to death a man who murdered a minor girl and then indulged in sex with her corpse in the state's Jharsuguda district.