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Odisha: State in Eastern India
Odisha is one of the 29 states of India. Located in eastern India, it is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam. It is the 9th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population. The state also has the third largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India. Odia is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by 36.6 million according to the 2016 Census.


18 get life imprisonment in a murder case in Odisha

A local court in Odisha's Berhampur on Wednesday sentenced 18 people to life imprisonment for killing a 40-year-old man in May 2007. Maheswar was attacked and killed after he was accused of being..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naveen Patnaik backs 'one nation, one election' idea

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday extended full support to the idea of 'one nation, one election', saying frequent polls affect the pace of development and also "rock the spirit of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Odisha

7 Killed By Tropical Cyclone Fani In India [Video]7 Killed By Tropical Cyclone Fani In India

CNN reports Tropical Cyclone Fani killed seven people in India when it made landfall on Friday. The strongest tropical cyclone to hit India in 20 years landed near the city of Puri, in Odisha state, as..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Tropical Cyclone Fani Has Claimed 2 Lives In India And Continues To Devastate The Region [Video]Tropical Cyclone Fani Has Claimed 2 Lives In India And Continues To Devastate The Region

The strongest tropical cyclone to hit India in 20 years made landfall Friday. Tropical cyclone Fani claimed the lives of two people and has lashed the country's east coast with ferocious winds and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Cyclone Fani: Nearly 800,000 evacuated in India before storm [Video]Cyclone Fani: Nearly 800,000 evacuated in India before storm

Shelters set up in Odisha to accommodate more than a million people as tropical storm threatens country's east coast.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published

Cyclone churns towards Indian northeast coast [Video]Cyclone churns towards Indian northeast coast

India has evacuated more than 200,000 people along its northeast coastline by boat, bus and train ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall on Friday, with many villagers piling household..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published


Odisha: Litchi goes out of market after encephalitis outbreak in Muzaffarpur

IndiaTimes - Published

After Bihar encephalitis deaths, Odisha orders laboratory testing of litchi fruit

Amid the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar which claimed 109 lives, Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das has directed officials to ascertain toxic content in litchi fruit being..
DNA - Published

Amit Shah's Vistarak Yojna key to BJP's Bengal, Odisha success

Shah invited his cadre to take up the role of party ‘vistaraks’ (expansionists) by visiting assigned booths and let people know about BJP’s ideology.
IndiaTimes - Published

Mahatma Gandhi's statue found vandalised in Odisha school

IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha: 42-kg turtle of rare variety found during construction

Odisha is also famous for Olive Ridley turtle and the state is home to over 90 percent of India's turtle population.
DNA - Published

Centre to provide technical support to cyclone hit Odisha

The cyclone that made landfall at a wind speed of about 200 kmph near Puri on May 3 battered 14 districts, killed 64 people and caused a total loss of Rs 9,336.26 crore. Now, the National Disaster..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gujarat put on alert as it braces for Cyclone Vayu

State to begin evacuation from coastal areas today; looks to Odisha for some lessons, 36 NDRF teams to be deployed
DNA - Published

Odisha CM meets PM, seeks special status for state

Naveen Patnaik, CM of Odisha, on Tuesday asked PM Narendra Modi to recognize states hit by major calamities as "special focus states" and extend to them "the benefits of a special category state for a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meets PM Modi

Naveen Patnaik met the PM days after being sworn in as the chief minister of the state for the fifth consecutive term. The Biju Janata Dal, which secured 112 seats in the 147-member Odisha assembly in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha: Man who couldn't become doctor due to financial constraints helps 14 underprivileged students crack NEET

In a fresh tale of youth overcoming poverty to scale the ladder of success, 14 underprivileged students in Odisha have cracked the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
DNA - Published

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