A Maoist leader, wanted for several incidents of murder, was today arrested from the Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri district.
Vedanta's bauxite mining project in Odisha's Niyamgiri Hills got stuck once again as the Supreme Court on Thursday asked it to go back to the gram sabha for the consideration of the tribals' religious and cultural aspects.
Supreme court has kept a ban on bauxite mining in hills in the eastern state of Odisha considered sacred by residents and has asked the state high court to investigate if digging would disrupt the environment or people living there, a judge said today.
The tragedy at the Sarika and Panna reserve forests is set to be repeated. This time it could be in the eastern state of Odisha, where no tigers have been spotted for months in Satkosia, a forest habitat on the banks of Mahanadi river, reports Chetan Chauhan.
Security personnel today destroyed a Maoist camp, seized a huge cache of firearms and arrested an ultra during a joint raid in the dense forest of Odisha's Ganjam district.
Four men were arrested in Odisha's Jajpur district for the rape of a 15-year-old Dalit girl two days ago, police said today.
Semi-burnt body of a student of Ravenshaw University was recovered from her house in Badambadi locality in Cuttack, police said today.
Five hardcore Maoists, allegedly involved in a number of violent incidents, surrendered before security forces at two different places in Odisha's Malkangiri and Koraput districts today.
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.
India on Sunday successfully test-fired its surface to surface intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from Wheeler’s Island in Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.
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.
The Odisha assembly today unanimously passed a resolution seeking Special Category Status for the state.
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.