Miscellaneous Updates

‘Brave Mom’ In Odisha Sacrifices Self Saving Son From Snakebite
‘Brave Mom’ In Odisha Sacrifices Self Saving Son From Snakebite

Priyadarshini Rout held a cobra by its tail and tried to throw it away when the reptile approached towards her son. In the process, she was bitten by the snake.

IPS Reshuffle In Odisha: Nayagarh SP Transferred, 12 Other Districts Get New Police Chiefs
IPS Reshuffle In Odisha: SOG Commandant Transferred, 6 Districts Get New SPs

At least six Odisha districts have got new SPs following a major reshuffle effected by the Odisha government on Friday

Driving License Tests Get Tougher, Know Details
DL Skill Test For Category B Districts In Odisha To Resume: Check STA Notification, Slot Booking Details

The DL skill test slot booking for the applicants in Puri district will available from11 AM on July 13, 2021.

Marital Discord: Anubhav, Varsha Appear In Family Court Again
Marital Discord: Anubhav, Varsha Appear In Family Court Again 

Family court heard a plea filed by Anubhav seeking ex parte decree on his divorce petition for dissolution of his marriage with Varsha.

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Superstition Rules The Roost, Hot Branding Claims Life Of TB- Stricken Man In Keonjhar

34-year-old Bikash Dehury of Kainsari village was down with TB for the last several days following which he complained of loss of appetite, fever and other physical disorders.

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Super-Food 'Pakhala' Boosts Immunity, Helps Fight Covid: AIIMS Study

They say the ubiquitous Odia staple food has all the ingredients to keep people ready un fighting any viral attack, Covid being one of those.

Rare Honey Badger Spotted In Kujang Forest Range
Odisha: Rare Honey Badger Spotted In Kujang Forest Range

'Ratel' or honey badger or ('Gadabhalu' in Odia) is a small carnivore present in most parts of the country in very low density. It is a schedule 1 animal under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Rath Yatra Review: Naveen Stresses Timely Completion Of Rituals, Covid Appropriate Behaviour
Rath Yatra Review: Naveen Stresses Timely Completion Of Rituals, Covid Appropriate Behaviour

CM Naveen Patnaik sought cooperation of all for smooth conduct of annual Rath Yatra in Puri beginning July 12

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Hirakud Dam To Release Season’s First Floodwater On July 11

The water level of the dam has increased following incessant rains in the upper basin of Mahanadi River

Odisha: Settlement Of Land Partition Cases On Mutual Agreement Now In 7 Days
Odisha: Settlement Of Land Partition Cases On Mutual Agreement Now In 7 Days

If there is no objection among co-sharers, partition of land will be completed in seven days and land pattas (records) will be issued

Family Torture
7-Yr-Old Girl ‘Reduced To Bones’ Due To Inhuman Torture By Father, Step-Mom; Hospitalised

The girl’s mother, Rizwana Parveen, who rescued her and admitted her to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar demanded stringent punishment for the culprits. 

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Odisha Health Dept Masks 'Ganesh Gaitonde' To Spread COVID Message

The Health Department in Odisha took to memeing on social media to spread Covid awareness message among the people of the State.

Assault on Minor
Assault On Minor Tea Seller In Bhubaneswar: 2 Home Guards Dismissed, OAPF Jawan Suspended

The Commissionerate Police today dismissed two home guards from service in connection with the assault on a minor boy who was allegedly found selling tea at his father's shop beyond deadline during partial lockdown.

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More Flights, Passengers’ Safety On Top Focus, Says New Director Of Bhubaneswar Airport

Introduction of new flights at both national and international levels along with passengers' security would be his top priorities at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPAI), said Pravat Ranjan Beuria who assumed the charge as the new director of the airport on Tuesday.

Odisha Approves 5 Mega Steel Projects Worth Rs 1.46 Lakh Crore Investment
Odisha Approves 5 Mega Steel Projects Worth Rs 1.46 Lakh Crore Investment

The new investment to the tune of Rs 1,46,172 crore in metal and metal downstream sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic also made Odisha one of the favoured investment destinations in the country.

Odisha Consumers To Pay Higher Electricity Bills From October 1
Monsoon Delay: Power Demand Soars To All-Time High Of 197.06 GW On Tuesday

Experts opined that high temperatures in many states due to delayed monsoon and easing of restrictions that were in place to curb coronavirus infections have led to a surge in power demand.

Odisha Denies Approval To Andhra Pradesh For Notification On Vansadhara Water Dispute
Odisha Denies Approval To Andhra Pradesh For Notification On Vansadhara Water Dispute

The Odisha government has filed SLP against the order (dated 23.09.2019) of the tribunal issued for joint survey in the territory of Odisha. This case is also pending before the apex court.

From Labourer To 'Lakhpati': Story Of Odisha’s Tribal Youtuber Isak Munda
From Labourer To 'Lakhpati': Story Of Odisha’s Tribal Youtuber Isak Munda

Odisha tribal man's life changed after he started uploading his videos on YouTube and he soon became a millionaire from a daily wage labourer. 

Tardy Police Probe Blamed For Woman’s Death In Cuttack
Tardy Police Probe Blamed For Woman’s Death In Cuttack

Sabita Panda of Dharina village under Kisan Nagar police limits in Cuttack district recently died of heart attack. However, the deceased’s husband has blamed tardy police probe for her death.

Odisha BJP General Secy Prithviraj Harichandan
Odisha Govt Is Sly As ‘Blue Jackal’, Deceptive Like Chameleon: BJP

Harichandan wondered if at all the State wanted to provide Awaas homes to non-Fani hit districts, why did it not do it for aspirational districts like Sambalpur, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur.

Border row
After Andhra, Chhattisgarh Sparks Fresh Border Row With Odisha

Amid a border standoff between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, a new row has now added fresh concerns for Odisha after some officials from the neighbouring State of Chhattisgarh allegedly carried out developmental works in Malkangiri district.

Strangers Turn Angel: Rs 18 Cr Raised For Kerala Kid Through Crowdfunding For 'Wonder' US Drug
Strangers Turn Angel: Rs 18 Cr Raised For Kerala Kid Through Crowdfunding For 'Wonder' US Drug

Half-year-old Kerala child Muhammed's sister Afrak who is 15 years old also suffers from the same disease. She is elated and thanked all those who came forward to help her young brother.

Booze Party For Rodents! Rats Empty Wine From 12 Closed Bottles At Liquor Outlet
Booze Party For Rodents! Rats Empty Wine From 12 Closed Bottles At Liquor Outlet

They found the caps of the 12 quarter liquor bottles open, with bite marks of rats and wine in them emptied.

‘Betrayed’ Woman Attempts Self-Immolation At Police Station, Accuses Cops Of Assaulting Brother
‘Betrayed’ Woman Attempts Self-Immolation At Police Station, Accuses Cops Of Assaulting Brother 

Alleging that no action has been taken by cops, the complainant allegedly attempted to commit suicide by pouring kerosene on her

Sex Workers In Delhi Stitching New Lives
Inspiring! Sex Workers In Delhi Stitching New Lives

The coronavirus pandemic might have come as a blessing in disguise as some of them found their way out of forced sex work and are now into making cloth masks, bags, mats, scrunchies and saree covers, among other items.