The State Crime Branch officials seized a number of elephant tusks and leopard skins from Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts on Sunday (February 7). Three smugglers were also arrested in this connection.
Four passengers were seriously injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned. The mishap occurred on National Highway-57 near Khuntabandha in Boudh on Monday. After receiving information, Boudh Police rushed to the spot and immediately sent the four critically injured to a nearby hospital for treatment.
After a long gap of over 10 months, schools for students of class IX and XI reopened across Odisha today. Classes across the state began amid strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
With a steady dip in night temperature, cold wave condition is likely to prevail in most parts of Odisha from today. The Regional Meteorological Centre (MET) office has issued a yellow warning for the state. Cold wave conditions are very likely to prevail in the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Angul, Deogarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Balasore and Bhadrak on February 9th.
Nature’s creations are mysterious, beautiful and never seize to amaze. Rivers, mountains, forests, waterfalls are blessings and gifts of nature. So protecting & maintaining environmental balance is an important factor in preserving these gifts. And sanctuaries play a crucial role in maintaining this balance. One such sanctuary is the Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in the Nuapada district which has established an identity of its own.
Meet Rashmi Ranjan Bishoi from Athagarh in Cuttack. This young boy has created art on clay, sand and even on trees. In future, Rashmi wishes to leave a mark as an artist and make his family proud.
This is the intricate craftsmanship of the Radha Krishna Temple in Nayagarh. A statue of Lord Krishna adorns the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Tourists and devotees visit this temple in large numbers. There is a water park positioned in front of the temple as well. The clean and green surroundings of the temple radiate divinity. The garden of the temple is flourishing with flowers. Thousands of people visit the temple to experience the serenity and beauty of its surroundings.
A 65-year-old man in urgent need of treatment was carried on a cot due lack of motorable roads, but could not survive despite reaching hospital after such ordeal. Many feel that Kantha Kanhara from Koshalanga village under Nuagaon Block of Nayagarh could have been saved had he reached hospital sooner.
In a proud moment for the state, a team from Odisha has been selected to represent India at the 27th NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) scheduled in April 2021. Almost 58 teams from 22 American states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 28 international teams from eight different countries will be competing in this challenge.
In a shocking incident, a man allegedly killed his wife by setting her ablaze on Friday (February 5). The incident was reported from Chunaragadi village under Kankadahada Police limits of Dhenkanal. The man allegedly killed his wife after getting furious over her for talking on phone for long hours.
As mystery prevails over the headless body of a woman recovered from the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, some more startling facts have come to surface. The post mortem report revealed that the woman was strangulated to death before she was beheaded.
Two duplicate tobacco manufacturing units were busted by a Special Task Force (STF) and Begunia Police at Beguniapada and Pichukuli villages of Khurda district on Saturday. The teams busted the units after executing a joint raid.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, Odisha Police personnel along with other frontline workers of various government departments in the State received COVID-19 vaccine shots. To kick start the drive, Director General of Police (DGP), Abhay received the Covid-19 vaccine at the Cuttack Indoor Stadium today. DGP Abhay requested all the frontline workers to cooperate with Government to make the vaccination drive a success.
As the nation-wide farmer protest continues to intensify with a call for Chakka Jam, not all farmers are against the farm laws. A section of farmers in Western Odisha have come forward in support of the new legislations. Shreelaxmi Krushak Surakhya Sanghthan, a regional farmer outfit in western Odisha came out in support of the new laws. The outfit said that had the new farm laws been implemented, the paddy procurement issue at Mandis could have been resolved by now.
Over 100 people were taken ill after consuming food at a marriage feast at Sahana village in Pipili of Puri district. All the affected persons were admitted to the Kanas Community Healthcare Centre (CHC) on Friday (February 5). After timely medical intervention, the situation was brought under control.
Odisha School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash hinted about the reopening of schools for students of classes I to VIII soon. Informing about the discussions that are underway, Dash said that the physical mode of teaching for class I to VIII students in schools across Odisha is likely to resume soon.
A major fire broke out at the dumping yard on the premises of Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital. After seeing smoke billowing from the dumping yard, fire tenders were soon called to the spot to douse the flames.
The India Meteorological Department has issued yellow warning for the next 3 days in view of the expected cold wave conditions in some districts of Odisha.
In a sequence straight out of a Bollywood flick, police nabbed eight notorious dacoits at Bhima Bhoi Square in Rairakhol after chasing them for about 100 kilometres from Bolangir on Friday (February 5).
In a shocking turn of events, the key accused in the sensational Mahanga double murder accused was reportedly killed in a accident after being hit by a truck.
A mother-son duo attempted self-immolation in front of the office of the Bhadrak Superintendent of Police (SP) today. The duo took such a drastic step alleging delay in getting justice in a land dispute case.
The Ministry of Earth-Sciences is planning to set up a ‘Thunderstorm Research Testbed’ in Balasore district. This testbed will by the first of its kind in the country. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Director General of India Meteorological Department, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra revealed about the plan. This decision comes in a bid to accurately predict thunderstorm and lightning activity to save lives and property.
Fraud in mobile phone & DTH recharge! In another case of cyber fraud in the state, a private company allegedly defrauded people to tune of crores of rupees with fake mobile phone and DTH TV recharge offers. The company has been identified as ‘Sangvi Enterprises’ based out of Cuttack. The company allegedly engaged agents to collect money from customers with lucrative offers.
Another case of wild animals straying into human habitation triggered panic among locals in Tentulikhunti village under Nandahandi Block of Nabarangpur district. The cause of panic was a wild bear that was spotted on a road near the village.
The School and Mass Education Department on Friday announced dates for the High School Certificate (HSC) Examination or the Matric examination conducted by the Board of Secondary of Education (BSE). As per the announcement, the exams will begin on May 3 and will continue till May 15. Similarly, examination for Madhyama Sanskrit will be held from May 3 till 12.