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Mrunal is currently working as a Sub-Editor with odishatv.in.  His background in English Literature & Management has provided him a broad base to write on a range of subjects from socio-political issues to stories of human interest.
When he is not writing, Mrunal spends most of his time cooking or catching his favourite shows on Amazon Prime. An admitted sports fanatic, he feeds his addiction to Formula 1 by watching Lewis Hamilton racing off from pole positions in his Merc on Sundays.

Odisha Commerce & Transport Department
Citizen Sentinel app: Odisha empowers common man to report riders without helmet

Under the 'Citizen Sentinel' section of the mParivahan application, citizens can upload photos and videos of people riding without helmets under the 'No Helmet Violation' option and e-challans will be issued to the violators after verification.

  • Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Idol Makers Put Colour To Ganesha Idols
One lakh artisan families in Odisha to benefit from PM Vishwakarma scheme

The scheme will provide support to artisans and craftspeople in rural and urban areas across India. Eighteen traditional crafts will be covered under the PM Vishwakarma scheme.

  • Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Public Transport In Odisha
Public transport scheme, LAccMI gets Odisha Cabinet nod

As per the State Commerce and Transport department, the scheme will establish a seamless public transport network across the State from Gram Panchayat level up to the State Capital to provide reliable and affordable services.

  • Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Sarpanch Agitation In Bhubaneswar
Sarpanches in Odisha up in arms over excessive 'Officer Raj' in Panchayats

The Sarpanches alleged that Officer Raj in Odisha is not only confined to the cities where bureaucrats call the shots instead of ministers, in fact, it has spread to the countryside as well. As per their allegations, the BDOs in blocks are obstructing the rights and powers of the Sarpanches.

  • Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Jobless Engineers Protest By Polishing Shoes
Jobless engineers resort to shoe polishing on Engineers' Day

They alleged that the Odisha government is not sensitive enough about the jobs of engineers and that is why it is forcing the aspirants to appear for GATE exams to get recruited.

  • Friday, 15 Sep 2023
CDMO Office, Sundargarh
27 Scrub Typhus cases detected in one day in Odisha's Sundargarh

As per reports, most patients have been detected from Sadar and Balishankara blocks. So far, one patient has reportedly died of Scrub Typhus in the district.

  • Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Puri Jagannath Temple
No decision yet on Puri Srimandir Mahaprasad rate chart

However, other decisions were taken in the meeting, which was headed by the Special Administrator, Ajay Kumar Jena held at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office in Puri.

  • Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023
Baramunda Bus Stand
'No extortion' drive falls flat as bus owners allege police inaction

As per reports, the bus owners have been facing the menace for years, where some anti-socials collect ‘dada bati’ in the name of protection money from the bus owners. In fact, the bus owners alleged that the extortionists even threaten them if they went to the police to lodge a complaint.

  • Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023
New Hyundai Creta Facelift
Tata, Hyundai to continue with diesel engines despite Gadkari snub

Tata Motors has also said that they will continue to produce diesel powered cars despite a hike in GST as long as there are customers willing to buy them.

  • Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023
Odisha Secretariat
Jajpur medical college and hospital to be named after King Jajati Keshari

The State Government is in the process of applying before the National Medical Commission (NMC) for the issue of the Letter of Permission (LoP) in favour of the college for admission of 100 MBBS students for the academic session 2024-25.

  • Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023
Buddh International Circuit, Noida
MotoGP Bharat 2023: Check timing, ticket & where to watch

Twenty-two riders from 11 teams will be contesting across the weekend in practice sessions, qualifying, sprint race, and the Grand Prix feature race. The 11 teams will race using bikes from renowned manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Ducati, and Aprilia.

  • Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023
Destitute Patient eating Alone At Hospital Bed
Medical staffs turn foster parents for six destitute left to die by their children

The isolation ward of MKCG Hospital has been the home of Tripathy for the last five years. With no relatives ever enquiring about his whereabouts, he has been left at the hospital for good.

  • Monday, 11 Sep 2023
Primary School teachers On Dharna
Odisha primary school teachers stage dharna as govt seeks application for 20k posts

As per reports, primary school teachers across the State staged a dharna in front of almost all the offices of the Block Education Officer (BEO), which in turn has hampered education in schools.

  • Monday, 11 Sep 2023
Dead Fish Floating In River
Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Paradip, chemical pollution suspected

Though the exact reason behind the mass fish deaths has not been ascertained yet, the locals alleged chemical pollutants mixing in the river.

  • Monday, 11 Sep 2023
Jankia Police Station
Police ASI suspended for ‘attacking’ ward member

The accused ASI, Niranjan Mohanty was suspended by the district SP Sidhharth Kataria after a written complaint by the ward member.

  • Monday, 11 Sep 2023
Odisha Energy Min Pratap Deb
Quit party before criticising it, says Minister Pratap Deb; Congress, BJP support Soumya

Telling Patnaik to leave the party, Deb said that he should not criticise his own party while being in the party.

  • Saturday, 09 Sep 2023
Maoists Dance In Jungle
Maoist cadres dance to tribal tunes, video goes viral

While the exact date and place of the video is yet to be established, the video is said to have been shot at a Maoist camp at an unknown location in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district along Odisha border.

  • Saturday, 09 Sep 2023
Bhima Bhoi Medical College, Bolangir
Newborn baby girl found abandoned at Odisha hospital washroom

As per reports, the baby was found in the washroom of the female medicine general ward by the patients. The nurses on duty were subsequently informed and they rescued the newborn and alerted the doctor.

  • Saturday, 09 Sep 2023
PM Modi With Joe Biden At G20 Summit
G20 summit: Modi welcomes world leaders in front of majestic Konark wheel at Bharat Mandapam

Modi stood in front of a giant image of the Konark wheel from Odisha's Sun Temple, while welcoming the leaders with warm handshakes. The Konark wheel was built during the 13th century under the reign of King Narasimhadeva.

  • Saturday, 09 Sep 2023
Divyang Carried On Trolley
Divyang running from pillar to post for govt allowance in Odisha

As per reports, Singh met with an accident a few years back which rendered him immobilised. Since then, he has been running from pillar to post seeking allowance from the government.

  • Friday, 08 Sep 2023