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Miscellaneous News Updates

Odisha Social Security Services Amendment Rules Gets Cabinet Nod
Odisha Social Security Services Amendment Rules Get Cabinet Nod 

The proposal to amend the Odisha Social Security Services (Methods of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2021 received the nod of the State Cabinet on Friday. 

Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards For Two Years Announced, Check Full List Here
Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards For Two Years Announced, Check Full List Here 

The Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi under the Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department on Friday announced various awards for the year 2019 and 2020. 

Electric Vehicles
Odisha Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy-2021

The Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 was approved by the Odisha Cabinet on Friday that aims to achieve a target of 20% EV registration out of the total vehicle registrations by 2025

Postal Dept Fraud In Odisha: Settlement of Victims’ Claims in 30 Days, Says Postal Secretary
Postal Dept Fraud In Odisha: Settlement of Victims’ Claims in 30 Days, Says Postal Secretary

It is pertinent to mention here that three fraud cases of Lachipeta, Malkangiri Colony and Bhejangiwada Post Offices of Koraput Division were brought to the notice of Minister of Communications, Information Technology and Railways, AshwaniVaishnaw by the members of public and the media during the minister’s Koraput visit on August 21, 2021.

BJP Protest
Mahanga Double Murder Re-investigation: BJP Bays For Pratap Jena’s Head

Demanding the resignation of Odisha Cabinet Minister Pratap Jena, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit the streets in Bhubaneswar on Friday

Manaranjan Joshi
Unfazed By Mother’s Death, Gutsy OTV Journalist Puts Duty First

Despite his mother's death, OTV senior journalist Manaranjan Joshi continued his interview with Congress MLA, Tara Prasad Bahinipati which brought laurels from all quarters for the gutsy journalist

Lingaraj Temple In Bhubaneswar to Reopen From Sept 1, Guidelines Issued For Devotees
Lingaraj Temple In Bhubaneswar to Reopen From Sept 1, Guidelines Issued For Devotees

Lord Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar is all set to throw open its gates for devotees from September 1. The temple trust on Friday announced a set of guidelines for the visitors.

Odisha Minister Pratap Jena
Mahanga Double Murder Case: Court Orders Thorough Probe Against Minister Pratap Jena

The JMFC Court on Thursday ordered the IIC of Mahanga Police Station to reinvestigate the double murder case with a focus on Minister Pratap Jena's alleged involvement in the case

BJP Protest Over Non-Veg Feast At Ramalingam Park
Non-Veg Party By BJD Leaders At ‘Closed’ Park In Berhampur: BJP Holds Protest

The members of BJP held a protest rally in Berhampur over the alleged partying of BJD leaders in Ramalingam Park which has been closed for the public

MP Anubhav Mohanty
Anubhav-Varsha Marital Discord: HC Rejects BJD MP’s Plea to Fast Track Divorce Petition

The Orissa High Court on Thursday refused to entertain BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty's plea to fast track his divorce petition against wife Varsha Priyadarshini

Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses
Srimandir Gurukul To Be Set Up, Servitors At Puri Lord Jagannath Temple To Get Houses

The servitors of Puri Srimandir will get free houses. "We have identified 8 acre of land for that purpose and each family will get plot of around 600 sq ft and Rs 2 lakh for constriction of house," he said.

No Bed At Cuttack SCB, Kharasrota Banchaon Andolan Activist Found Abandoned Under Tree
No Bed At Cuttack SCB, Kharasrota Banchaon Andolan Activist Found Abandoned Under Tree

On August 10, Nayak had proceeded on a hunger strike opposing the diversion of water from Kharasrota River to neighbouring Bhadrak.

Police-Villagers Face-off Over Public Hearing of Mines Expansion In Sundergarh
Police-Villagers Face-off Over Public Hearing of Mines Expansion In Sundergarh

Expressing resentment over the public hearings in the past, the villagers along with the local MLA C S Rajeen Ekka blocked the road for the Officials of the district administration and the police who were on their way to conduct another round of public hearing at Kesharmala area to take feedback from the people who would be affected by the expansion of mining companies. The authorities were accompanied by the company officials. 

  • Wednesday, 25 August 2021
  • Odisha
Elderly Man Jumps Into Wife’s Funeral Pyre
Elderly Man In Odisha’s Kalahandi Ends Life By Jumping Into Wife’s Funeral Pyre

An elderly man ended his life by jumping into his wife’s funeral pyre at Sialjodi village under Golamunda block in Kalahandi district

accident
Odisha: 4 Of Family Including 2 Children Killed in Road Mishap

The mishap took place when the family was returning to Rourkela from Kolkata. The ill-fated car hit the tree causing the death of a man, his wife and two children on the spot.

MGNREGA Scam
Huge Misappropriation Of Funds Alleged In MGNREGA Projects In Odisha’s Ganjam

Huge amount of funds have allegedly been misappropriated under MGNREGA at Bania Panchayat under Khallikote block of Ganjam district

Odisha Plans To Crack Whip On Traffic Offenders By Suspending Driving License
Odisha Plans To Crack Whip On Traffic Offenders By Suspending Driving License

The State Transport Commissioner has written to all Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) for stringent enforcement of traffic rules and to achieve 100 per cent DL suspension of the drivers who defy the rules.

Odisha BDO Lands In Soup For ‘Misbehaving’ With Villagers
Odisha BDO Lands In Soup For ‘Misbehaving’ With Villagers

Some netizens of Ostapura village brought serious allegations against Ghasipura BDO that the latter is threatening to lodge FIR against them in police station in response to their application for granting them houses under Awas Yojana

Kendu Leaf Smuggling: Six Booked For Attack Rairakhol ACF In Odisha’s Sambalpur
Kendu Leaf Smuggling: Six Booked For Attacking ACF In Odisha’s Sambalpur

A pick-up van carrying smuggled Kendu leaves hit the ACF's vehicle from the side and fled the spot

Odia CISF Officer Who Stopped Salman
Odia CISF Officer Who Stopped Salman At Airport Rewarded For ‘Exemplary Professionalism’

Odia CISF officer, who recently hit headlines and became an overnight sensation after stopping Bollywood actor Salman Khan at Mumbai airport for a mandatory security check-up, did not face any trouble for diligently discharging his duty, but he has been ‘suitably awarded’ for his work

Bhubaneswar Airport, Paradip Port Among Projects Under National Monetisation Plan
Bhubaneswar Airport, Paradip Port Among Projects Under National Monetisation Plan

The list of assets up for monetisation in the State has been prepared by the Niti Aayog.

After OSSC, Allegations Of Irregularities Surface In OPSC Exam
After OSSC, Allegations Of Irregularities Surface In OPSC Exam

OPSC is already under fire from the OCS aspirants as the dates of the Prelim Exam-2020 this year is clashing with UPSC viva-voce to be held at New Delhi.

Civic Body Polls: Orissa HC Seeks Reply From Chief Secy, State Election Commission
Civic Body Polls: Orissa HC Seeks Reply From Chief Secy, State Election Commission

The court issued the directive while hearing a string of writ petitions seeking immediate conduct of the civic body polls, informed senior advocate Pitambar Acharya.

Light and Sound Owner’s Association of Odisha demanded the State government to allow social events
Light and Sound Providers In Odisha Demand Permission For Procession, Social Events

They requested the government to allow at least a procession of 100 people under strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.

NHRC Seeks Report From All States, UTs On Action Taken To End Child Labour
NHRC Seeks Report From All States, UTs On Action Taken To End Child Labour

The Commission noted that in 1992 India had ratified the UN Convention for Rights of Child; the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring the year 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, which necessitates calling for reports from all states and union territories.

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