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Sabitri Brata
Odisha Observes 'Sabitri Brata' Amid Instances Of Covid Rule Violation

The enforcement squad of Commissionerate Police today prevented women performing worships at some temples in Old Town area on the occasion of Sabitri Brata even as congregation of devotees at shrines across the State has been restricted in view of Covid-19 pandemic.

Breaking Stereotypes: Transgenders Observe Sabitri Brata In Odisha Capital

Clad with bright and colourful sarees, some members of the transgender community observed the holy festival in a subdued manner in the Capital City with strict adherence to Covid-19 norms

Black Stone Quary
Sec-144 In Jajpur's Aruha Hillock To Prevent Illegal Black Stone Quarrying

Prohibitory orders were imposed at a black granite stone quarry at Aruha hillock under Dharmasala tehsil in the district after allegations surfaced on the operation of mines without valid documents and environmental clearance.

Odisha Cabinet Meeting
Big Push For Biju Expressway As 11 Key Proposals Get Odisha Cabinet Nod 

The Odisha Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved construction of new roadways along with major bridges under the Biju Expressway.

IPS Reshuffle In Odisha: Nayagarh SP Transferred, 12 Other Districts Get New Police Chiefs
Odisha Govt Effects Major IPS Reshuffle, Diptesh Pattanayak Becomes IG Prisons

Odisha government has effected a major IPS cadre reshuffle amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kendrapara MP's Aide Accused Of Attacking Aul Village Residents
Kendrapara MP's Aide Accused Of Attacking Aul Village Residents

One Maheswar Senapati and his two sons from Mulasahi village were allegedly attacked by some miscreants repeatedly on Sunday and Monday.

cyber fraud
Stock Market Scam: Cyber Cell Helps Odisha Youth Get Back Rs 4.30 Lakh 

A youth in Odisha got back Rs 4.30 lakh  which he lost to online fraud due to the prompt action of Bhubaneswar cyber cell help desk.

Sabitri Festival
Shoppers In Odisha Throw Covid Norms To Wind On 'Sabitri' Eve

A day before the ‘Sabitri Brata’-an auspicious occasion for married women in Odisha- market places having fruits, saree and cosmetic shops across the State witnessed heavy rush on Wednesday despite the lockdown restrictions.

Abhisek Mohapatra Set To Be Airlifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment

Critically ill Abhisek Mohapatra of Basudevpur of Bhadrak is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar through an air ambulance for advance ECMO treatment.

Supreme Court
10YO Girl Hails SC's Effective Intervention In India's Fight Against COVID19, CJI Ramana Is All Praises

Joseph in her hand-written letter said she was very worried about deaths in Delhi and other parts of the country due to coronavirus, and felt happy to see the top court making vital interventions to alleviate the suffering of the people in the unprecedented health crisis unleashed by the pandemic.

Annular Solar Eclipse On June 10
Annular Solar Eclipse On June 10, To Be Visible In India Only From 2 Places

The annular solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and the earth come in a straight line and almost on the same plane. It is a partial eclipse when a ring of fire appears in the sky.

Melody troupe
Lockdown Robs Life, Livelihood Of Melody Artistes In Odisha

Their professional commitment and artistic skill entertained many and added colour to festive events and special occasions.

Puri Jagannath Temple Office Urges Odisha Govt To Declare Its Employees Covid Warriors

The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Krishan Kumar has requested the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Odisha Health Department to take necessary steps to declare its employees as Covid warriors

The Mountain Hockey
First Odia Documentary 'The Mountain Hockey' Released On OTT Platform

In a good news to the hockey lovers across Odisha, first Odia documentary 'The Mountain Hockey' has been released on popular OTT platform Hotstar

Tehsildar Attacked By Miscreant Over Non Procurement Of Paddy In Bolangir
Odisha: Tehsildar Attacked By Miscreant Over Non Procurement Of Paddy In Bolangir

Hundreds of farmers blocked State Highway-26 by placing paddy-laden tractors on road alleging irregularities and confusion in token distribution at Deogaon PACS. 

Ekamra Khestra Development Plan
Odisha Govt Launches 'Ekamra Plan' Scheme, Forms Project Advisory Committee

For the development of Ekamra Kshetra, an area of about 80 acre has been identified around the Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar

cyclone gaja latest updates
Cyclone Yaas May Have Actually Helped Indian Rice Growers

The damaging cyclone Yaas, which brought life to a standstill in several eastern states including West Bengal and Odisha just last month has also brought cheer to many just ahead of the rice sowing season.

Two Elephants Die Of Suspected Electrocution In Odisha

Two wild elephants reportedly died in separate incidents due to suspected electrocution in Ganjam and Dhenkanal district last night.

Cyclone Yaas
Central Team Starts ‘Yaas’ Damage Assessment In Odisha

An Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) which reached Odisha on Sunday began field trips to the affected areas today to conduct an on-the-spot assessment of damages caused by cyclone ‘Yaas’.

Irregularities in PDS
'Irregularities' In PDS Amid COVID Pandemic Come To Fore In Odisha

In times of pandemic when poor people are fighting hard to sustain, allegations of corruption in public distribution system have raised serious concerns

Check Your Weekly Horoscope From June 7 To 13: Important Tips For Aries, Gemini, Libra, Virgo

Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for June 7-13.

Cyclone Yaas Damage
Central Team To Arrive In Odisha Tomorrow To Assess Cyclone Yaas Damages

A seven-member central team will arrive in Odisha tomorrow to assess the damage caused by cyclone Yaas which hit the State on May 26.

Environment Protection Initiative: Himachal Pradesh Uses Plastic Waste To Build Roads
Environment Protection Initiative: Himachal Pradesh Uses Plastic Waste To Build Roads

Plastic waste is being collected through the 'Polythene Hatao, Paryavaran Bachao' (remove polythene, save environment) campaign and it is being used for road construction and as fuel in the cement industry.

Man Killed For A Glass Of Water In Bihar's Begusarai
Man Killed For A Glass Of Water In Bihar's Begusarai

On Friday when Chote Lal Sahani went to a nearby pond in the village for fishing. While returning home, being thirsty, he took a glass of water from a water pot which belonged to Dinesh Sahani. He along with his son brutally beat him up using batons.

Bikram Keshari Verma
Former MLA Bikram Keshari Verma Succumbs To Covid-19 In Odisha

Bikram Keshari Verma represented the Mahanga assembly constituency as a BJD candidate from 2004 to 2009.