NTPC to invest in Odisha’s solar energy sector

NTPC to invest in Odisha's solar energy sector

  Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) The state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has decided to invest in Odisha’s solar energy sector, an official said Wednesday.“We have been mandated to generate 3,000 MW solar power in the country. The Odisha government has suggested we invest in the state and we are ok with the proposal,” NTPC chairman […]

India successfully test-fires n-capable Prithvi-II missile

India successfully test-fires n-capable Prithvi-II missile

Bhubaneswar,  India Friday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior defence official said.The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar.The test was a part of the regular training exercise by […]

19 held for fishing near Odisha’s turtle nesting site

19 held for fishing near Odisha's turtle nesting site

Bhubaneswar: At least 19 people were arrested for fishing near a turtle nesting site at Gahirmatha in Odisha’s Kendrapada district, an official saidTuesday.They were caught fishing in the prohibited area of the marine sanctuary Monday, Divisional Forest Officer Kedar Kumar Swain told IANS. Two mechanised trawlers were also seized, he said.This was the second arrest in the […]

Dengue cases rise to 5,535 in Odisha

Dengue cases rise to 5,535 in Odisha

  Bhubaneswar, The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year increased to 5,535 with authorities Saturday confirming 31 new cases, although the toll from the virus has remained at nine.A senior state health official said that of the 31 new cases, the highest (11) have been reported from the coastal district of Jajpur followed by the district […]

Odisha MLA gets anticipatory bail in chit fund scam

Odisha MLA gets anticipatory bail in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 The Odisha High Court Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy in the multi-thousand-crore-rupee chit fund scam case being probed by the CBI. The court, which had reserved its order after hearing Tripathy’s bail plea Monday, granted anticipatory bail to the ruling party MLA who was also the chief whip […]

Ex-Odisha advocate general sent to judicial custody

Ex-Odisha advocate general sent to judicial custody

Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 A special CBI court in Odisha has sent former state advocate general Ashok Mohanty to judicial custody till Sep 30, a lawyer said Thursday. Mohanty was in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody on a two-day remand after being arrested Monday from his home in Cuttack, 25 km from here, for his […]

Odisha chit fund scam: Lawyers protest ex-AG’s arrest

Odisha chit fund scam: Lawyers protest ex-AG's arrest

Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Members of the Odisha High Court Bar Association launched a two-day cease-work agitation Wednesday to protest the arrest of former state advocate general Ashok Mohanty by the CBI over his alleged involvement in the chit fund scam. “The CBI did not follow the procedure while arresting Mohanty. There was no ground […]

Maoist with bounty on head killed in Odisha

Maoist with bounty on head killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 A Maoist leader with Rs.4 lakh bounty on his head was killed in a gun battle with police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, an official said Thursday. The exchange of fire took place Wednesday in a forested area near Madkapadar village after the rebels opened fire at police engaged in anti-Maoist operations, Inspector […]

Woman gang-raped in Odisha, three held

Woman gang-raped in Odisha, three held

Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 Three men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a woman two days ago in Bhadrak district of Odisha, police said. The incident occurred Monday evening near the district headquarters town of Bhadrak but came to light only after the victim lodged a complaint with the police a day later. Five persons intercepted […]

Six killed in Odisha road accident

Six killed in Odisha road accident

Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 Six members of a family, four of them women, were killed when their multi-utility vehicle hit a roadside tree in Odisha’s Rayagada district Wednesday, police said. One person was seriously injured in the accident that took place near Bhatapura village, about 400 km from here around 1 a.m., police official H.K. Padhi […]