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Hospital horror: In Odisha, sweeper stitches patient after delivery

A sweeper in a government-run hospital in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district had to stitch on a woman who delivered a baby as the doctor had left the operation theatre. The incident took place......

Hudhud roaring in, ready to slam Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

Authorities in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Friday ordered evacuation of people from coastal areas and deployed rescued teams at vulnerable points as cyclone Hudhud intensified into a “very......

Chennai building collapse survivor: I drank urine to survive 72 hrs under rubble

Prakash Rout, a young plumber hailing from Odisha, spent 72 agonising hours under the rubble of the collapsed 11-storey building near Chennai without food or water. Although Rout had a miraculous......

Man found alive after 72 hours in Chennai building rubble

A 28-year-old labourer from Odisha’s Kendrapara district had a providential escape from the claws of death in the Chennai building collapse, which claimed 61 lives. The 11-storey housing......

Fishing boats in Odisha to follow colour code

In a move to strengthen coastal security, the Odisha government has asked fishermen to paint their boats and trawlers with a specific colour pattern for their easy identification. The ‘colour......

Phailin takes a toll on industries in Ganjam

While cyclone Phailin has passed off without causing too many casualties, major industries in south Odisha’s Ganjam district, the worst-hit by the storm, took a hard knock. Orissa Sands......

Jolt for Vedanta as mining in Niyamgiri Hills voted out

In what could be a jolt for Vedanta Aluminium Ltd, the fate of the beleaguered proposal to mine bauxite in Odisha’s Niyamgiri Hills was sealed on Monday, with the seventh of the 12 gram......

A few facts about the potato crisis in Bengal

A sudden rise in potato prices late last month in West Bengal, a traditionally surplus state, caused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take over the agricultural marketing department and take two......

Cyclone Phailin flattens Puri as a tourist destination

Cyclone Phailin has wiped out Puri from tourist itineraries this winter season. Not only are there no new enquiries; those who’d planned a vacation in the coming season seem to be looking at......

Niyamraja's subjects won't bow to Vedanta

The battle is won but celebrations are awaited -- that sums up the mood of tribals who unanimously rejected the plan to mine bauxite on Odisha’s Niyamgiri hills during the course of 12 gram......

Ranji round-up: Mumbai avoid follow-on embarrassment vs Railways

Tail-ender Javed Khan, batting with a finger injury, saved Mumbai from following-on while chasing Railways' first innings score of 242 in the rain-truncated Ranji Trophy match, in Delhi, on......

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