Odisha hopeful of world heritage tag for Bhitarkanika National Park

  Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Odisha government is hopeful of getting the Bhitarkanika National Park, the country's second largest mangrove forest after the Sundarbans in neighbouring West...

Odisha chit fund probe panel submits interim report

  Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) The Justice M.M. Das Commission investigating the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha submitted its second interim report to the government on Friday. Commission's...

Odisha actors Uttam Mohanty, Asit Pati join BJD

  Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) In a major boost to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the panchayat elections, two veteran Odia film actors -- Uttam Mohanty and...

30 injured as bus overturns in Odisha

  Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) At least 30 persons were injured when their bus overturned on the outskirts of the city here on Tuesday. There were 65 passengers, including...

Court directs auction of Saradha Realty properties in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) A specially-designated court in Odisha's Balasore on Wednesday directed the state government to auction the confiscated properties of chit fund firm Saradha Group. The...

Odisha rights body calls for report on disrespect to dead tourist

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Wednesday issued notices to Puri District Collector and Inspector General of Police (Railways) over ferrying of...

Empower NHRC to act against erring officials: Justice Dattu

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson Justice H.L. Dattu on Wednesday sought amendment to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, to empower...

NHRC seeks report on newborn’s sale in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought a report from the Kendrapara district magistrate in Odisha on reports of a woman...

Hundreds take part in Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon

Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) About 3,200 enthusiasts took part in Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon here on Sunday. The half marathon was organised by the steel major in association...

Three arrested in Odisha molestation case

Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) The police here on Sunday arrested three persons for allegedly teasing and assaulting three girls and their male friend here on Friday. Twin city Police...

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