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.
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
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
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..
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
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
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
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