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File photo to the metal blast furnace unit at the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Rourkela district, Odisha.(Bloomberg Photo)

4 workers die after gas leak at Rourkela steel plant. Here’s what we know so far

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:29 PM IST
The four workers were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela, but later succumbed to the poisonous gas.
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Though there were reports of several other workers being affected by the gas leak, the steel plant spokesperson said only four workers were present at the accident site. (Photo: Sourced)
Though there were reports of several other workers being affected by the gas leak, the steel plant spokesperson said only four workers were present at the accident site. (Photo: Sourced)

4 dead after gas leak at Rourkela steel plant

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Dipak Chattaraj, CEO of the RSP, has assured all help to the families of the deceased workers. A high-level probe has been ordered into the incident.
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Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)

Odisha to construct world-class hockey stadium at Rourkela

By Press Trust of India | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The proposed stadium would be the largest hockey stadium in India with a seating capacity for 20,000 people. This is going to redefine the sports landscape in the region, the chief minister said.
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (PTI Photo) (PTI12_24_2018_000162B)(PTI)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (PTI Photo) (PTI12_24_2018_000162B)(PTI)

Patnaik calls up NEET topper Soyeb Aftab, wishes him bright future

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Aftab of Rourkela topped the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), results of which were declared on Friday. He created history by scoring 720/720.
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Officials said the man with acute respiratory illness had arrived on June 16 and stayed at the Rourkela Steel Plant.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Officials said the man with acute respiratory illness had arrived on June 16 and stayed at the Rourkela Steel Plant.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Villages in Odisha hit by superspreaders

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 02:11 AM IST
However, they did not share details as to how a man, who should have been in home quarantine, ended up being a super spreader that turned Rourkela into a Covid hot spot and containment area by July 9.
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Grooms coming to the steel city of Rourkela for marriages would have to stay in quarantine for 14 days before they can marry(Unsplash)
Grooms coming to the steel city of Rourkela for marriages would have to stay in quarantine for 14 days before they can marry(Unsplash)

For grooms in Odisha’s Rourkela, Covid-19 turns marriages costlier

By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:41 PM IST
As the Covid cases in Odisha crossed 9,000, several districts in the state have now imposed additional restrictions on inter-district visit in addition to weekend shutdowns as the number of local cases in the state went up quickly.
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East Central Railway (ECR) had tweeted that train number 09259 Bandra-Madhubani Shramik Special will arrive at Madhubani at 11.55pm on May 23.(PTI)
East Central Railway (ECR) had tweeted that train number 09259 Bandra-Madhubani Shramik Special will arrive at Madhubani at 11.55pm on May 23.(PTI)

No food and water, migrants aboard train to Bihar fume as it reaches Odisha

By Bishnu K Jha | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Officials at Darbhanga station confirmed that a train from Mumbai was expected to reach Darbhanga via Jhajha by midnight.
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A woman was allegedly gang-raped by 7 persons during a dacoity incident in an abandoned stone crusher of Rourkela town. (Representative Image)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A woman was allegedly gang-raped by 7 persons during a dacoity incident in an abandoned stone crusher of Rourkela town. (Representative Image)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Woman gangraped by miscreants who had come to loot valuables

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Police said though the incident took place on February 23, the matter came to light after a complaint regarding the incident was lodged at the Brahmani Tarang police station on February 25 night.
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Image of representation(Getty Images for DAGOC)
Image of representation(Getty Images for DAGOC)

Hockey hub Odisha out of nationals for non-compliance

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 12:31 PM IST
Odisha, whose capital is effectively the world hockey hub and the government pumps in hundreds of crores for sports promotion, will be a prominent absentee from the upcoming senior national (A division) championships in men and women.
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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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Election officials in Odisha said the flying squad is entrusted with undertaking such inspections, notwithstanding the personality(HT file photo)
Election officials in Odisha said the flying squad is entrusted with undertaking such inspections, notwithstanding the personality(HT file photo)

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s chopper checked by flying squad in Rourkela

By Press Trust of India | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 06:11 PM IST
“Soon after Patnaik landed there, the ECI’s flying squad officers approached him and requested the chief minister to allow them to check the chopper and luggage,” an official entrusted with Patnaik’s security, said.
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Rahul Gandhi in Odisha Highlights| PM Modi runs Odisha through remote from Delhi: Rahul Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 05:07 PM IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi held two meetings in Odisha on Wednesday. He addressed a public meeting at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district and at Rourkela in Sundargarh district.This is Gandhi’s second visit to the state this year.Watch| PM Modi gave you Rafale scam, I will give you assured income: Rahul Gandhi  Follow highlights here:

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Senior BJP leaders Dilip Ray resigned on Friday, just days after party’s Odisha unit got a shot in its arm by including former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi.(DilipRay/Twitter)
Senior BJP leaders Dilip Ray resigned on Friday, just days after party’s Odisha unit got a shot in its arm by including former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi.(DilipRay/Twitter)

‘Will no longer be showpieces’: BJP leaders Dilip Ray, Bijoy Mahapatra resign from party in Odisha

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 12:50 PM IST
BJP state unit president Basant Panda said Ray and Mahaptra’s exit would not affect the party’s prospects in the state. “Whether to stay or leave the party is an individual’s personal decision,” said Panda.
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Although the girl hailed from Chandbali block in Bhadrak distrct, she had been staying with her uncle and aunt in Rourkela for about a month.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Although the girl hailed from Chandbali block in Bhadrak distrct, she had been staying with her uncle and aunt in Rourkela for about a month.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Days after failing matriculation exam, Odisha girl sets herself ablaze

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Police said the girl set herself afire at her home that afternoon. When her uncle returned from the market some time later, he found her charred body on the floor.
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