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This is the first liquor tragedy in Odisha this year. Last year, four people in Bhadrak district had died after consuming spurious liquor during the assembly and Lok Sabha polls. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Four construction workers die in Odisha after consuming spurious liquor

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Angul Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said building contractor Kalia Dehury has been arrested in the case while another accused Basant Dehury has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.
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Fire services personnel of Bari Fire Station rescue 6 people, including a newborn baby, from a flooded village in Jajpur on Aug 28, 2020.(ANI)
Fire services personnel of Bari Fire Station rescue 6 people, including a newborn baby, from a flooded village in Jajpur on Aug 28, 2020.(ANI)

Odisha faces flood-like situation, NDRF and Rapid Action Force on standby

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Odisha special relief commissioner Pradeep Jena said 39 units of National Disaster Response Force, Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and Fire Services have been stationed in 11 districts.
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Of the fresh cases, 2,128 were detected in quarantine centres, while 1,256 people tested positive for the infection during contact tracing, the official said.(HT Photo)
Of the fresh cases, 2,128 were detected in quarantine centres, while 1,256 people tested positive for the infection during contact tracing, the official said.(HT Photo)

Odisha’s Covid-19 tally crosses 90,000-mark; 3,384 new cases

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 01:50 PM IST
3,384 new Covid-19 positive cases, 3,343 recoveries and 7 deaths have been reported in Odisha on Thursday. The total number of cases now stands at 90,986 including 27,672 active cases, 62,813 recoveries and 448 deaths.
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Though the 20-year old woman went into labour, ambulance could not reach her due to fallen trees blocking the road to her house(HT Photo)
Though the 20-year old woman went into labour, ambulance could not reach her due to fallen trees blocking the road to her house(HT Photo)

At least 60 babies delivered in Odisha during cyclone Amphan

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Bhadrak district collector Gyana Das shared the picture of the mother and her newborn twins on his official Twitter account while appreciating the services of Angawadi workers, ASHA workers and other health workers during the calamity.
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Late evening Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office announced that he would carry out aerial surveys of West Bengal and Odisha to assess the damage wreaked by the storm.(PTI)
Late evening Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office announced that he would carry out aerial surveys of West Bengal and Odisha to assess the damage wreaked by the storm.(PTI)

Day before PM Modi’s visit, Odisha says 45 lakh people affected by Amphan

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Unofficially, three deaths have been reported in Odisha including one of a 2-month-old infant in Bhadrak district due to wall collapse. In Bengal, 72 people were killed by the cyclone
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Odisha Police on Monday booked seven inmates of a government quarantine centre in Bhadrak district for making a TikTok video violating social distancing norms.(SOURCED.)
Odisha Police on Monday booked seven inmates of a government quarantine centre in Bhadrak district for making a TikTok video violating social distancing norms.(SOURCED.)

Odisha Police book 7 for TikTok video shot inside quarantine centre

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Police officials said the migrant workers from Kolkata kept in a quarantine centre in Tihidi High School under Bhatapada grampanchayat of Bhadrak district had shot the video while dancing to a popular Hindi song on Sunday.
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1,865 rape cases including sexual assault on 956 minor girls registered in the first nine months alone this year in Odisha(airdone/Representative)
1,865 rape cases including sexual assault on 956 minor girls registered in the first nine months alone this year in Odisha(airdone/Representative)

17-year-old Odisha girl raped, blackmailed for three months

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 01:52 AM IST
Last month, Odisha minister of State for home Dibya Shankar Mishra said 1,865 rape cases were registered including sexual assault on 956 minor girls in the first nine months alone this year.
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At least 25 cattle were killed and 35 injured after a truck in which they were being illegally transported overturned in Odisha’s coastal Balasore district early on Monday
At least 25 cattle were killed and 35 injured after a truck in which they were being illegally transported overturned in Odisha’s coastal Balasore district early on Monday

Truck transporting cattle illegally overturns in Odisha, over 25 cows die

By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 12:59 PM IST
The cattle were being taken in the truck to West Bengal, police said. The inspector of Jaleswar police station Pradip Majhi said the truck probably skidded off the National Highway 60 at Alarpur area and turned turtle killing the cattle on the spot.
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Last evening, dairy farmers of Basudevpur block of Bhadrak district arrived with their cans of milk to a chilling plant operated by Omfed authorities. After the officials refused to accept the milk, the dairy farmers poured it on the street.(HT PHOTO.)
Last evening, dairy farmers of Basudevpur block of Bhadrak district arrived with their cans of milk to a chilling plant operated by Omfed authorities. After the officials refused to accept the milk, the dairy farmers poured it on the street.(HT PHOTO.)

Odisha dairy farmers spill milk on streets after state cooperative cites ‘adulteration’

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 05:48 PM IST
This morning, as more farmers arrived, the Omfed officials did not receive the milk citing the same reason and forcing the farmers to spill more milk on the streets. In less than 12 hours, over 2000 litres of milk was spilled on the road turning it white for some time.
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At least five people died and 28 others fell ill on Tuesday after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor in a “post-election feast” in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, police said.(Representative Image)
At least five people died and 28 others fell ill on Tuesday after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor in a “post-election feast” in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, police said.(Representative Image)

Spurious liquor during post-poll feast kills five in Odisha

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Locals claimed that the victims had bought the liquor with the money provided to them by political parties before the polls on Monday, while the police said the entire episode is being probed.
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The deceased have been identified as Sadhu Charan Nayak, Sarbeswar Das and Rama Chandra Padhiari.(HT Photo)
The deceased have been identified as Sadhu Charan Nayak, Sarbeswar Das and Rama Chandra Padhiari.(HT Photo)

Odisha liquor tragedy toll rises to four, probe ordered

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Government officials said four people of Tihidi area of district died soon after a group of 20 people had a post-poll dinner near Pira Hat area on Tuesday evening. While one of them reportedly died in the village, 3 others died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhadrak.
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Debi Prasad Mallick has been fielded in place of Bibhu Prasad Tarai for Tirtol Assembly seat while Smruti Rekha Pahi was replaced with Kisan Panda for Dharmasala.(PTI FILE COPY)
Debi Prasad Mallick has been fielded in place of Bibhu Prasad Tarai for Tirtol Assembly seat while Smruti Rekha Pahi was replaced with Kisan Panda for Dharmasala.(PTI FILE COPY)

Congress names 9 more Assembly candidates in Odisha

By Indo Asian News Service | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 01:09 PM IST
OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik will contest from the Bhandaripokhari Assembly seat in Bhadrak district apart from the Ghasipura Assembly seat in Keonjhar district.
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NOIDA:::::27-FEBRUARY-2012:::::HT NEWS:::::Polling officers check electronic voting machines (EVM) at an EVM distribution centre in Phase 2, Noida on February 27, 2012. The sixth phase of assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 28. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU(Hindustan Times)
NOIDA:::::27-FEBRUARY-2012:::::HT NEWS:::::Polling officers check electronic voting machines (EVM) at an EVM distribution centre in Phase 2, Noida on February 27, 2012. The sixth phase of assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 28. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJD has an edge in Odisha’s Bhadrak

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2019 06:07 PM IST
Voting will be held on April 29 and the result will be declared on May 23.
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In his resignation letter to BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Bhadrak MP Arjun Charan Sethi also quit as the party’s district chief.(Arabinda Mahapatra)
In his resignation letter to BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Bhadrak MP Arjun Charan Sethi also quit as the party’s district chief.(Arabinda Mahapatra)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJD MP resigns after son denied ticket in Odisha

By IANS | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 05:28 PM IST
“I was elected six times as an MP and twice as MLA from the Janata Dal and the BJD. I never hesitated to take on challenges to help the BJD party grow in the district,” Bhadrak MP Arjun Charan Sethi said in the resignation letter.
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The Congress on Tuesday announced its first list of candidates for six Lok Sabha and 36 assembly constituencies in Odisha but could not finalise the names for eight assembly seats going to polls in the first phase.(ANI)
The Congress on Tuesday announced its first list of candidates for six Lok Sabha and 36 assembly constituencies in Odisha but could not finalise the names for eight assembly seats going to polls in the first phase.(ANI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Odisha Congress’s first list for 6 parliamentary, 36 assembly seats out

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 06:38 PM IST
The Congress on Tuesday announced its first list of candidates for six Lok Sabha and 36 assembly constituencies in Odisha but could not finalise the names for eight assembly seats going to polls in the first phase.
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The district collectors have been asked to ensure that evacuated people are properly sheltered and cooked food, safe drinking water and health facility are made available to them.(HT File Photo)
The district collectors have been asked to ensure that evacuated people are properly sheltered and cooked food, safe drinking water and health facility are made available to them.(HT File Photo)

4 Odisha districts on alert as Baitarani river crosses danger mark due to heavy rains

By Indo Asian News Service | Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 03:00 PM IST
The Special Relief Commissioner said Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force, fire service and National Disaster Response Force have been kept in readiness to meet any eventuality.
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Children and people took out a silent candle light protest rally demanding justice for the rape of a minor in Kathua.(HT File Photo)
Children and people took out a silent candle light protest rally demanding justice for the rape of a minor in Kathua.(HT File Photo)

Odisha man arrested for killing woman, raping her daughter

By Press Trust of India | Bhadrak
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 07:49 PM IST
The man was netted in Bhubaneswar yesterday by tracking his mobile phone when he was planning flee the state
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