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Twin Gold Delight For Odisha's Para-Shuttler Pramod Bhagat

Bhubaneswar: Continuing his sensational form this year, ace para-shuttler from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat has added another feat by winning two gold medals at BWF China Para-Badminton International 2019. Bhagat won the gold medals in both singles and doubles categories of the tournament. Bhagat clinched the gold medal in singles category after defeating Daniel Bethell of […]

Odisha Students 'Tortured' By Warden, Lecturer

Berhampur: Unable to bear the alleged torture meted out, a Plus-II student of a residential college at Bhabenipur in Berhampur reportedly fled the college hostel recently. As per reports, three non-teaching staff along with a lecturer of the residential college allegedly thrashed five students for three consecutive days for some unknown reason. This apart, they […]

Body Of Class IX Odisha Student Recovered From Koel River

Rourkela: Body of the class IX student, who went missing after falling into Koel River from Jharipani bridge in Rourkela of Sundergarh district earlier on Thursday, was recovered from the river near Pradhanpali this morning. Some locals reportedly spotted the body of Nilesh Dash floating in Koel River and informed the police and Fire personnel, […]

Odisha's Separated Conjoined Twin Kalia Still Critical

Cuttack: Condition of one of the separated conjoined twins Kalia still continues to be critical, informed SCB Medical College & Hospital authorities on Saturday. SCB Emergency Officer Dr Bhubanananda Moharana informed that Kalia’s condition has been critical since Thursday evening as he is suffering from chest infection and pneumonia. “Kalia was diagnosed with pneumonia and […]

Proposal To Change Route Of Junagarh Link Express Opposed

Rayagada: After the residents of Rayagada and Koraput objected the proposal to change the route of Junagarh-Bhubaneswar Express, Congress MP from Koraput Saptagiri Ulaka and BJD Rajya Sabha member N. Bhaskar Rao have extended their support to the locals in this context. Reportedly, both Ulaka and Rao have written to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal […]

Sushil Kumar Lohani Is New Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll on October 21, the Election Commission of Indian (ECI) has approved appointment of 1995-batch IAS officer Sushil Kumar Lohani as the next Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha. Lohani’s name was finally approved by the ECI from the three-member list of IAS officers whose names were recommended by the State Government […]

One More Elephant Found Sick In Odisha, Herpes Infection Suspected

Cuttack: Herpes virus, which claimed lives of four elephants in Nandankanan Zoological Park within a span of a few days, is now suspected to have spread its tentacles beyond the confines of the zoo as a sick jumbo near Banra in Cuttack district was spotted this morning. Some locals reportedly spotted the elephant and immediately […]

Laxmi Puja
MV Act: Odisha CM Asks Officials To Make RTO Offices Middlemen-free

Bhubaneswar: After ordering a crackdown on middlemen (dalals) fleecing vulnerable patients in hospitals across the State, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has now asked the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) to curb interference of middlemen in issuance of driving licences and other vehicle-related documents at the transport offices. Chairing a meeting of the district Collectors, SPs […]

Accounts Of 61 Odisha Temples To Be Audited

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday directed the State Principal Accountant General to audit accounts of 61 noted shrines across the State. According to a notification issued by the Law Department, the State Principal Accountant General has been asked to audit accounts of 61 famous shrines across the State exercising the powers conferred under Sub-section […]

Class IX Student Goes Missing After Falling Off Bridge Into River In Rourkela

Rourkela: A Class IX student of a private English medium school went missing after falling off Jharipani bridge into Koel river in Rourkela of Sundergarh district this afternoon. According to reports, the student who has been identified as Nilesh Dash accidentally fell off the bride and has been untraceable since. Nilesh’ bicycle and school bag […]

Lawyer-Journalist Face Off: Bar Associations Demand Scribe's Arrest

Nayagarh: Khandapada Bar Association in Nayagarh district on Sunday condemned the recent face off between a scribe and a lawyer on the premises of Khandapada court and demanded arrest of the concerned scribe. The lawyers’ body also threatened to launch a cease-work agitation if its demand to arrest Satyajit Mohapatra, the scribe, is not fulfilled. […]

Odisha Introduces New Dress Code For Fire Service Personnel

Bhubaneswar: From now on, the State Fire Service personnel will appear in a different avatar especially while carrying out non-fire operational duties. A notification issued by the State Home department on Saturday informed about the State government’s decision to introduce a new dress code for fire personnel. According to the notification, all ranks of men […]

Paddy procurement
Paddy Procurement In Odisha To Begin From Nov 1

Bhubaneswar: The Kharif paddy procurement will start from November 1 across Odisha, informed Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Wednesday. Speaking to the media persons, Swain informed that a total of 11.56 lakh farmers have registered themselves to take part in the Paddy Procurement Automation System (P-PAS) to sell paddy during the Kharif […]

Cracks Develop On Newly Inaugurated Bridge Over Mahanadi River

Sambalpur: The newly inaugurated high-level bridge over Mahanadi river connecting Nelson Mandela chowk to Chaurpur in Sambalpur, has reportedly developed cracks. Local residents alleged that the newly constructed bridge developed cracks due to poor quality of work. Besides, they demanded action against the officials and agencies who executed the project work. “We were so happy […]

Malkangiri Boat Capsize: Bodies Of 3 Missing Persons Recovered

Malkangiri: Bodies of three persons, who went missing after a boat capsized in Balimela Dam in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district on Friday, were fished out from deep waters of the reservoir by rescue team on Monday. The death toll in the mishap has now risen to four. The deceased persons, whose bodies were recovered […]

Bhubaneswar Girl Slaps Eve-Teasers, Makes Them Do Sit-Ups As Public Turns Mute Spectator

Bhubaneswar: In an act of bravery, a girl caught hold of two eve-teasers, slapped them and made them do sit-ups in full public view near Bomikhal area of Bhubaneswar. The matter came to the fore after a video of the incident went viral on social media. The girl identified as Bebina Mohanty alleged that the […]

Video of Additional RTO 'Riding Without Seatbelt' Goes Viral

Berhampur: Close on the heels of police-public face-off at Rajmahal Square in Bhubaneswar over government vehicles being let off without a proper inspection as per the new Motor Vehicles Act, the Additional Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) of Ganjam district was caught on camera violating traffic rules on Sunday. A few locals in Chatrapur reportedly gheraoed […]

Despite Rise In Boat Mishaps, Odisha Govt Yet To Learn Any Lesson

Bhubaneswar: It seems the Odisha government and local district administrations are yet to learn any lesson from several incidents of boat mishaps which are on the rise across the State. The recent boat tragedy in Brahmani River near Khadagprasad ghat under Motanga Police limits in Dhenkanal district on Saturday is a vivid example of such […]

Meet Anupriya Lakra, The First Pilot From Maoist-Infested Malkangiri District

Malkangiri: Nothing is impossible if you have the courage, mindset and willingness to achieve your dreams. Seldomly followed by many, but those who work hard and strive for their goals, eventually become an inspiration. Anupriya Madhumita Lakra is one of them who despite all the odds went on to become the first pilot from Malkangiri […]

No Mercy For Drunken Driving: Biker Arrested In Cuttack

Cuttack: If there is no fear and respect for traffic laws, then it is certainly not a healthy sign. Barely a few hours after Odisha DGP BK Sharma directed to arrest drunker driving offenders, Chauliaganj police arrested a man from near Nuabazar area in Cuttack last night on charges of violating various traffic rules including […]