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Meet Lady Newspaper Hawker Of Odisha With An Inspiring Journey

Rourkela: Not just all seasons of the year, but she has somewhat managed to stand tall in the face of adversities in seasons of her life with her indomitable spirit. Meet Kishori Jena, a middle-aged woman of Rourkela who has now become a newsmaker from news seller, thanks to her nearly two-decades of inspiring journey […]

Token-less Farmers Of South Odisha Up In Arms Against Govt

Koraput: While the State government somehow managed to convince the farmers of Western Odisha to withdraw their protest against the newly-introduced centralised token system for procurement of paddy, the farmers of South Odisha mainly in Koraput district have now launched protests allegedly due to non-receipt of tokens restricting sale of paddy. Even though paddy procurement […]

Odisha Man Gets 10-Yr Imprisonment For Raping Divyang Girl

Gajapati District & Session Judge Court on Monday convicted and awarded 10-year jail term to one Anant Paik for raping a divyang girl multiple times in Serang area of Gajapati district.

Ganja Cultivation Worth Around Rs 15 Crore Destroyed In Odisha

Phulbani: A joint team of Phulbani Sadar police and excise department officials destroyed ganja cultivation worth around Rs 15 crore on Monday. Acting on a tip-off about ganja cultivation, the cops along with excise officials conducted raids at two forests near Pakadei and Dadaganda villages under Bilabadi panchayat and destroyed hemp plantation on around 150 […]

  • Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
  • Ganja
Ropeway Service At Hirakud Brings Cheers To Tourists

Sambalpur: Sightseeing at the famous Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur has now become even more delightful thanks to the much-awaited ropeway service which was thrown open for public on Thursday. After years of delay since the commencement of the project in April, 2016, the ropeway service was finally rolled out by the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation with […]

Odia Song On Onion Price Crisis Becomes An Instant Hit

Bhubaneswar: While the price rise of onion has become a hot topic of discussion among the people across the country, a special Odia song dedicated on the issue has taken the internet by storm in Odisha. Interestingly, the song which is doing round on different social networking sites has been composed by N Guru Dutta, […]

Lingaraj Market Complex In Bhubaneswar Demolished

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) jointly began a demolition drive at decades-old Lingaraj Market complex in the Old Town here on Friday. Four JCB machines were engaged by the authorities for the demolition drive which began as per a prior notice. One platoon of police force has been deployed […]

  • Friday, 29 Nov 2019
  • BDA
U-17 Women’s World Cup: FIFA Delegates Inspect Infrastructure In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An eight member delegation of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) inspected infrastructure and other facilities for the upcoming U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. The FIFA delegation, led by project head Oliver Vogt, visited the Kalinga Stadium to evaluate the progress and preparations for the football tournament. “We […]

3 Minor Girls Charred To Death In Odisha After Haystack Catches Fire

Bhawanipatna: Playing near a haystack turned fatal for three minor girls, including twin sisters, at Bijmara village under Koksara Police limits of the district on Saturday. The minor girls, all bellow five years, were reportedly rushed to Koksara Community Health Centre after they sustained around 90 per cent burn injuries when the haystack where they […]

Odisha Teacher's Tweet Helps In Rescue Of Class-VIII Girl 'Forced Into Marriage'

Berhampur: A joint team of Child Development department and Ganjam Police rescued a minor girl who was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry her cousin at Mudeskupa village under Badagada Police limits of the district. The rescue of the minor girl was initiated following a directive of the Ganjam district collector Vijay Amrut Kulange. Earlier, […]

Twin Fests To Kick Off From Konark Beach Tomorrow

Puri: The 30th annual Konark Festival at the open air auditorium with the Sun Temple in its backdrop and the 8th International Sand Art Festival on the Chandrabhaga beach will begin from tomorrow. A preparatory meeting in this regard was held in Konark under the chairmanship of Odisha Tourism Secretary Vishal K. Dev today. “Like […]

Odisha Forest Dept Busts Online Pangolin Smuggling Racket; 8 Held

Athagarh: Officials of Athgarh Forest Division in Cuttack district busted an illegal online smuggling of pangolin recently. Eight persons including a man and his son-in-law have been arrested in this connection. Huge quantity of pangolin scales have also been reportedly recovered from their possession. Authorities informed that the trail of the racket, a first-of-its kind […]

Drunk Driving: Offenders To Be Forwarded To Court Instantly In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In its bid for zero tolerance of drunken driving, the Commissionerate of Police has decided not to just slap fines on the offenders but also forward them to the court instantly. The Twin City Police’s decision came in the wake of the resumption of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations from today despite […]

Motorists Beware! Commissionerate Police Fixes Speed Limits For Vehicles

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the reintroduction of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations, the Commissionerate of Police on Sunday issued guidelines fixing speed limits for vehicles plying under its jurisdiction. In a tweet, the Twin City Police has informed that all vehicles including the heavy, light and two-wheelers will have to maintain a speed limit […]

Odisha Govt Cancels Auction Of 20 Mining Leases, To Invite Fresh Bids
Odisha Govt Cancels Auction Of 20 Mining Leases, To Invite Fresh Bids

Bhubaneswar: The State government on Monday announced to cancel the auction process of 20 operational mineral blocks initiated via Notice Inviting Tenders (NITs) in October this year and has asked the Director of Mines decided to conduct a fresh auction of the leases with a few added conditions. The Steel and Mines Department of the […]

Odisha CM Launches 'MadhuApp' For Students

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘MadhuApp’ at the Lok Seva Bhawan here on Tuesday. The educational app, named after Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das, was rolled out as a first-of-its-kind initiative by the State government in Ganjam district. School students can download the app and watch the videos to understand their lessons in a […]

Reconstitution Of Panel On HC Bench In South & Western Odisha Challenged

Cuttack: A public interest litigation case challenging reconstitution of the panel on setting up of permanent bench of Orissa High Court in South and Western Odisha was filed in the court here on Monday. A bench of the court constituting Chief Justice K S Jhaveri and Justice K R Mohapatra reportedly conducted a hearing on […]

Fee Hikes, Discrimination Trigger Unrest On Varsity Campuses

New Delhi: Universities across the country are becoming the hotbeds of unrest, discontent and disillusionment with fee hikes being a major trigger for student protests in most cases. At a time when there is a huge slowdown in the economy, anecdotal evidence is that jobs are hard to come by. A burgeoning unemployment problem coupled […]

Woman Absconds After Duping Rs 70 Lakh From People In Odisha

Jajpur: A woman has now become ‘most wanted’ after she allegedly duped over 50 women to the tune of Rs 70 lakh in Gandhinagarpada area of Bolangir district. The accused Arati Nayak, who reportedly hails from Jajpur district, cheated the money on the pretext of providing jobs, land and other services. According to reports, Nayak […]

KV Student’s Suicide Attempt: Agitating Students Give 48-Hour Ultimatum To Authorities

Bhubaneswar: A group of students of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) 3 in Mancheswar area of Bhubaneswar staged protest on Saturday night demanding action against school authorities after a Class XI girl student allegedly attempted suicide on Friday. The agitating students have reportedly given a 48-hour ultimatum to the school authorities urging them to take action against […]