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Safety Audits Must At All Stages Of Road Development To Reduce Accidents: Gadkari

Around 1.5 lakh people are killed every year in road accidents which is even higher than the Covid deaths

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‘Go To Pakistan Or Arab If You Want Multiple Wives’: Sura Routray Blasts Aamir Khan On Divorce

The recent announcement of celebrity couple Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao on their mutual divorce has not gone down well with Odisha Congress leader Suresh Chandra alias Sura Routray among many culturally deep-rooted intellectuals in the country.

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14 From Odisha Among 160 Maoists Died Due To Encounters, Covid-19

As many as 14 Maoists from Odisha among 160 ultras across the country have died in encounter with security forces in the last one year.

PM Modi To Address CoWin Global Conclave On Monday
PM Modi To Address CoWin Global Conclave On Monday

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will inaugurate the virtual conclave. Others expected to speak at the event include Foreign Secretary H V Shringla, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Sharma.

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Odisha Invokes Lord Jagannath's Quarantine Example To Popularise COVID-19 Restrictions

Lord Jagannath, and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra developed a fever after they were given a bath with sacred water contained in 108 pitchers on Snan Purnima day.

Railways Registers Record Sale In Scrap In 2020-21
Railways Registers Record Sale In Scrap In 2020-21

The railways conducted 100 per cent e-auctions through auction-conducting officers in divisions and store depots. Scraps are sold in lots and these lots are formed by the segregation of a similar nature of items such as ferrous, non-ferrous, rails, track items, PSC sleepers, locomotives, wagons, coaches etc.

Pending Salary Of Birla Tyres' Employees
‘No Salary For Last 14 Months’ - Birla Tyres’ Employees Facing Hardship Amid COVID Crisis

Odisha government has been urged to intervene into the matter so that the problems of the hundreds of employees could be resolved at the earliest

One Of World's Heaviest Coins Is Made Of 1 Kg Silver: Odisha Collector Shares Detail
One Of World's Heaviest Coins Is Made Of 1 Kg Silver: Odisha Collector Shares Detail

The coin collector has a rare Uma Rupia note (Portuguese circulated) of 1924.

COVID-19 Variant Scare: 5 Countries Ban Flights From S. Africa
Puri Airport To Be Operational By 2022-23: Odisha Minister

The proposal of a futuristic airport in the pilgrim town of Puri was envisioned in January 2021, when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Miniter Narendra Modi proposing the same. 

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Weekly Horoscope From July 5 To 11: Important Tips For Aries, Taurus, Cancer & Other Zodiac Sign

Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for July 5-11.

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Remains of 4000 Yr Old Pre-Historic Civilization Found In Odisha

An archaeological excavation at a coastal village in Balasore district has revealed an urban civilization and use of developed agriculture tools which are believed to be over 2,000 years old.

Covid Rules Thrown To Winds During Odisha MLA’s Marriage
Covid Rules Thrown To Winds During Odisha MLA’s Marriage 

In a viral video, a huge crowd was seen purportedly dancing during MLA Byomakesh Ray's marriage.

Odisha Techie Aims To Draw 108 Miniature Paintings Of Lord Jagannath, Siblings Before Rath Yatra; Ch
Odisha Techie Aims To Draw 108 Miniature Paintings Of Lord Jagannath, Siblings Before Rath Yatra; Check Pics

Priyanka, who learnt the skills from her late father Bibekananda Sahani, so far has drawn 35 images of the holy Trinity on different things like- almond, jackfruit seeds, rajma ( kidney beans), nutmeg, banana, cinnamon stick, chewing gum, nails and others.

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3D Laser Scanning Of ‘Ratna Singhasan’ At Srimandir To Check Structural Damage

ASI will conduct the laser scanning of the ‘Ratna Singhasan’ at Srimandir in Puri during the time of Rath Yatra to check structural damages

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Puri Rath Yatra 2021: No Gatherings Allowed On Roof Top; No Booking For Hotels, Lodges

Local residents will not be allowed to come to terrace to witness Rath Yatra as it comes under the curfew restrictions

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Odisha Builds 10,000 Rainwater Harvesting Structures In 75 Days

Odisha, located on the eastern coast of India, is considered a water-surplus state, but rainfall distribution is uneven and erratic.

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NABARD Sanctions Rs 388 Crore For Drinking Water, Road Projects In Odisha

These projects are expected to provide clean and safe drinking water to 2.57 lakh rural people in 467 villages by 2022.

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7th Pay Commission: No DA Hike For Central Govt Employees Now, Likely In Sept

While the Centre is not going to restore the DA of government employees this month, reports are there that allowance will be resumed in September

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Biju Babu’s Iconic Dakota Aircraft To Come To Odisha Soon

The Odisha Government has already initiated process to bring back the iconic aircraft of Biju Patnaik which is lying in a dilapidated condition at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (NSCB) International Airport in Kolkata.

‘Save Gym Industry’ In Odisha, Appeals Owners’ Association; Hunger Strike In Bhubaneswar
‘Save Gym Industry’ In Odisha, Appeals Owners’ Association; Hunger Strike In Bhubaneswar

Gym owners in Odisha are facing hardships as gyms have been operational for only six months in the past 15 months.

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Petrol Price Crosses Rs 100-Mark In Twin City, Hits Common Man Hard

The soaring prices of petrol and diesel have sparked widespread resentment among people especially the middle class in Odisha as the prices of the fuel have breached Rs 100-mark per litre at several places including the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

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Man Carries Wife’s Body Alone As Hospital Staff Deny Help; Video Goes Viral

In a heart-rending incident that would hurt the collective conscience of the society, a man was forced to carry the body of his wife alone as medical staff didn’t lend a hand fearing Covid infection.

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Odisha Hikes Bus Fare To Compensate Rising Fuel Prices

The Odisha Transport Department on Thursday increased the bus fare in the State owing to a continuous rise in the price of Diesel.

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Ram Temple Trust Gives Clean Chit To Trustees In Land Purchase

The Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust has given a clean chit to trustees involved in the purchase of land for the temple project.

Poor Internet Connectivity Shadows Online Classes In Odisha's Hilly Terrains
Poor Internet Connectivity Shadows Online Classes In Odisha's Hill Districts

The Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown has left each and every sector in disarray and education is no exception.