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Odisha tribal girl raped for months by husband of residential school headmistress; cops arrest accused after minor found pregnant
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Odisha tribal girl raped for months by husband of residential school headmistress; cops arrest accused after minor found pregnant

A Class VII student of a state-run residential school in Odisha's Koraput district was raped for months allegedly by the headmistress' husband, who has been arrested after she was found to be three months pregnant, police said on Saturday.

Odisha likely to witness another cyclone; 15 districts put on alert to deal with possible flood-like situation
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Odisha likely to witness another cyclone; 15 districts put on alert to deal with possible flood-like situation

With the depression over the Bay of Bengal set to intensify into a cyclone, the Odisha government put 15 districts on alert to deal with a possible flood-like situation.

IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in nineteen districts of Odisha today, issues yellow warning
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IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in nineteen districts of Odisha today, issues yellow warning

While issuing a yellow warning, the IMD said at least 19 districts will experience thunderstorms with lightning on Wednesday.

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Congress MLAs to meet ahead of upcoming Assembly session; yellow alert issued in Odisha; day's top stories and more
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Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Congress MLAs to meet ahead of upcoming Assembly session; yellow alert issued in Odisha; day's top stories and more

Here are today's top stories: Congress to hold meet in Bengaluru today to strategise on upcoming legislative session in Karnataka; IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in nineteen districts of Odisha today, issues yellow warning; and more

Odisha sets up task force to prevent child marriages in Koraput; officials from police, health, education departments to be part of body
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Odisha sets up task force to prevent child marriages in Koraput; officials from police, health, education departments to be part of body

Child marriage is the main reason for high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality, and malnutrition

Rainfall subsides in flood-affected Odisha; train services remain affected for second day, informs railway official
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Rainfall subsides in flood-affected Odisha; train services remain affected for second day, informs railway official

The situation in rain-battered south Odisha, where fears of flood loomed large, eased on Thursday as intensity of rainfall subsided and water started receding from submerged areas, officials said.

Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal triggers rain in Odisha; Met department advises fishermen not to venture into sea in parts of state
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Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal triggers rain in Odisha; Met department advises fishermen not to venture into sea in parts of state

The low pressure over Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression on Tuesday triggering rains in most parts of Odisha. The depression adjoining coastal Bangladesh and West Bengal lay centred around 160 kilometres southeast of Odisha's Balasore.

Eight dead, six injured after being struck by thunderstorm, lightning in Odisha; several districts see pre-monsoon rains
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Eight dead, six injured after being struck by thunderstorm, lightning in Odisha; several districts see pre-monsoon rains

The monsoon will reach Odisha five-six days late this time, said Indian Meteorological Department's (MeT) local office here on Monday as the pre-monsoon showers were reported from parts of the state

Five Maoists, including three women, killed in encounter with security forces in Odisha's Koraput
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Five Maoists, including three women, killed in encounter with security forces in Odisha's Koraput

According to Koraput Superintendent of Police Kanwar Vishal Singh, "Five Maoists, including three women, were killed in an encounter in Padua forest area of the district. The encounter took place near the state's border with Andhra Pradesh."

Odisha Elections 2019: Voting concludes smoothly in 4 Lok Sabha, 28 Assembly seats; 66% turnout till 5 pm in phase-I
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Odisha Elections 2019: Voting concludes smoothly in 4 Lok Sabha, 28 Assembly seats; 66% turnout till 5 pm in phase-I

Odisha witnessed largely incident-free voting in phase-I of polling in four Lok Sabha seats — Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Berhampore — and 28 Assembly seats falling under them on Thursday

CBI books five HAL employees in Odisha's Koraput for misappropriating funds worth Rs 13.28 crore
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CBI books five HAL employees in Odisha's Koraput for misappropriating funds worth Rs 13.28 crore

It is alleged that Bhaben Mitra, Senior Manager Finance at HAL in Odisha, in conspiracy with other employees misappropriated amounts by committing forgery of documents, siphoning off Rs 13.28 crore from the coffers of the cash-strapped PSU between 2013 and 2017.

Security forces on high alert in Odisha after Maoists shoot dead two TDP leaders in Andhra Pradesh
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Security forces on high alert in Odisha after Maoists shoot dead two TDP leaders in Andhra Pradesh

On Sunday, CPI (Maoists) shot dead ruling TDP MLA K Sarveswara Rao and former party leader in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district

IMD says weakened Cyclone DAYE has crossed Odisha, reached Chhattisgarh: Malkangiri worst hit; warning for fisherfolk continues
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IMD says weakened Cyclone DAYE has crossed Odisha, reached Chhattisgarh: Malkangiri worst hit; warning for fisherfolk continues

Cyclone DAYE, after causing heavy rain in Odisha's Malkangiri district, weakened around noon on Friday. According to the MET department, the remainder of the cyclone, which is expected to move north-west.

Gurupriya bridge: New communication link kindles hope for development in Maoist-infested hinterland of Odisha
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Gurupriya bridge: New communication link kindles hope for development in Maoist-infested hinterland of Odisha

Despite the area’s history of terror and frequent attacks and bloodshed, the newly constructed link is now being used en masse by the villagers of the cut-off zone.

Inside Dantewada's Phagun Madai celebrations
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Inside Dantewada's Phagun Madai celebrations

The nine-day celebration of this festival in Bastar's Dantewada is marked by the enactment of a story from the Ramayana, among other rituals | #FirstCulture

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan says Odisha govt destroying evidence of gang rape, suicide of minor
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Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan says Odisha govt destroying evidence of gang rape, suicide of minor

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan alleged that the Odisha government was trying to destroy evidence in the gang rape and subsequent suicide of a Class 9 girl in Kunduli area of Koraput district

Odisha tribal woman delivers baby in drain after hospital denies admission citing 'lack of medical documents'
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Odisha tribal woman delivers baby in drain after hospital denies admission citing 'lack of medical documents'

A tribal woman in Odisha delivered a baby in an unused drain of Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital after she was allegedly denied entry due to lack of "required medical documents"

IMD issues thunderstorm warning in 18 Odisha districts; people on alert
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IMD issues thunderstorm warning in 18 Odisha districts; people on alert

The IMD on Wednesday issued thunderstorm and lightning warning in 18 districts of Odisha.

Odisha: Lightning kills 33 in two days; Naveen Patnaik announces compensation of Rs 4 lakh
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Odisha: Lightning kills 33 in two days; Naveen Patnaik announces compensation of Rs 4 lakh

At least 33 persons were killed in lightning strikes in the last two days in Odisha, an official said on Monday.

Odisha Police accuses Chhattisgarh counterparts for 'abduction' of two locals from Koraput district
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Odisha Police accuses Chhattisgarh counterparts for 'abduction' of two locals from Koraput district

Odisha Police on Friday told the Chhattisgarh High Court here that two men the state were 'abducted' by police from Chhattisgarh for allegedly being Naxals