Millions of traders, transporters and tax professionals supported by over 40,000 organisations have united to make today’s Bharat Bandh and Chakka Jam called by CAIT & AITWA a grand success. They are protesting against the 'complexities, anomalies and draconian provisions' in GST.
Acid attacker on the run for 19 years finally nabbed! In yet another success for Odisha Police in a long drawn case, an acid attacker from Bhadrak who was absconding for 19 years was finally arrested. The arrest was made by Dhusuri Police on Wednesday.
New regulations for social media and OTT platforms! In a major announcement, the Government of India declared new rules to curb misuse of social media and Over the Top (OTT) platforms.
The person who hit me first, I kicked him. Why did he hit me first? I am the President. I am working for the Congress party since 1978. We have worked under the leadership of Janaki Ballabh Patnaik during the Indira Gandhi government.
With mercury levels starting to rise across the State, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has issued an advisory for summer season, asking the district Collectors to take immediate steps to put in place all preparedness and precautionary measures to tackle the possible heat wave situation.
A giant whale shark washed ashore Sunapur beach in Berhampur of Ganjam district. The shark was spotted today afternoon. After receiving information, a team of Forest officials reached the spot. It is said that the shark is alive and efforts were made to help the shark get back into deep waters.
From selling snacks to the training ground of Border Security Force (BSF)! This young girl is inspiration personified. It is said, where there is a will, there is a way! And this has been proved true by Diptimayee Tarai of Krushna Prasad village of Puri district.
Responding to a question in the Odisha Assembly, Planning & Convergence Minister, Padmanabha Behera said that Keonjhar, Jajpur, Sundergarh, Angul and Jharsuguda are the 5 districts in Odisha that have the highest funds under District Mineral Foundation.
Wildlife trafficking syndicate BUSTED! Big seizure of ivory in Odisha! Officials of the forest department have seized 8 huge ivory pieces after arresting two poachers from Angarapada village under Udala Forest Range in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday (February 24).
Taking suo motu cognisance of a recent report highlighting death of some 800 turtles in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary this year, a division bench of the Orissa High Court comprising Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice BP Routray issued notices to several government officials along with the environment and forest secretary to apprise the court by Friday (February 26) about steps taken to deal with the crisis.
Ruling BJD MLA, Pradeep Amat raised the Mahanadi dispute issue in the Assembly today and termed it to be a glaring example of how Centre has been neglecting Odisha.
A four-day-old girl allegedly stolen from Baripada PRM Hospital on Wednesday (February 24), was rescued within hours, thanks to the timely action by police.
The WORLD’S largest cricket stadium at Motera gets a new name. The stadium has been renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A fire broke out near a petrol pump in Nakhara area in Cuttack. The fire reportedly broke out near a farmhouse in Bamphakud area under Cuttack Sadar Police limits.
In what could be termed as welcome news for Class X students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reduced the syllabus. The CBSE has removed five units from social sciences theory topics curtailing the syllabus. The updated syllabus will be hosted on the CBSE website for students to check.
The Odisha Government Wednesday (February 24) issued a letter to Collectors and Municipal Commissioners highlighting the operational strategy for vaccination of elderly and persons with co-morbid conditions in Odisha scheduled to kick-off from March 1st.
In a shocking incident, a group of coal mafia reportedly attacked Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel in Palaspur village under Chandabali police limits in Bhadrak district. Two Jawans identified as Mukesh Kumar and Purna Chandra Panda have sustained critical injuries in the attack.
‘Drinking is injurious to health’. We have all heard this warning before multiple times. However, this warning is actually the sad reality of this village in Odisha. This village called Madhabpur is located around 55 kilometres away from Boudh district headquarters is witnessing an alarming growth in the number of alcoholics. Unfortunately most men from this village are alcohol addicts.
Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court on Wednesday
Temperature is on the rise in Bhubaneswar! At least 9 places in Odisha experienced day temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius in that past 24 hours. While Bhubaneswar was the hottest at 38 degrees Celsius, Baripada recorded 36.8 degrees Celsius, Cuttack 36.6 degrees Celsius, Nayagarh 36.5 degrees Celsius.
The row over the draft NMA heritage bylaws is heating up again. After Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi, posed 5 questions to Odisha government, the State Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda hit back with 4 counter questions today.
Inter-state FAKE marriage gang BUSTED! Beware, elderly and divorcees, you could be their next target! The Kalahandi police has busted an inter-state marriage racket with the arrest of four persons including two women. After duping lakhs of rupees from several elderly and divorced men, the gang finally landed in police net on Tuesday.
After 22 long years of solitary battle marked by multiple death and rape threats, Anjana Mishra - the survivor of the 1999 high-profile gang rape case finally gets justice with the arrest of prime accused Biban Biswal from Pune. But that’s half the job done.
COVID-19 testing centres to be set-up at Bhubaneswar Airport! Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhary said that a testing centre will be set-up at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) by Wednesday evening.
A man, who lost Rs 3.17 Lakh in an online fraud, got his money back. It was possible due to the timely action taken by the cyber cell of the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate on Wednesday (Feb 24).