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Nandankanan Toy Train Joyride Stops Midway Due To Technical Snag  
Nandankanan Toy Train Joyride Stops Midway Due To Technical Snag  

Several visitors onboard the toy train were stranded after technical snag brought the service to a grinding halt.

GST Raid On Furniture Godown
Furniture Godowns Raided By GST Enforcement Squads Across Odisha

Cracking whip on Goods and Services Tax (GST) defaulters, Enforcement Squads carried out raids at several furniture godowns across the State on Wednesday.

Special Summary Revision Of Electoral Roll Process Underway In Odisha
Special Summary Revision Of Electoral Roll Process Underway In Odisha

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha, Sushil Kumar Lohani, on Wednesday appealed citizens to make extensive use of the ongoing revision process to make necessary additions and deletion of names as the Electors Photo Identification Card (EPIC) does not guarantee the right to vote.

Sandhyabati Pradhan
Online Child Abuse: OSCPCR To Seek Report From CBI And Crime Branch 

OSCPCR chairperson Sandhyabati Pradhan said that the Commission will seek a report from CBI and the Odisha Crime Branch regarding the findings in the investigation.

Paper Man Of India !!
Meet Paperman Shashanka: Guinness World Record Holder For Collection Of Over 10k Newspapers

This Odisha journalist has made it to the Limca Book of Records as many as five times for having the largest collection of newspapers. Shashanka Shekhar Das, a resident of Bari in Jajpur district, has collected newspapers in 94 different languages from 142 countries in a span of 21 years. Recently on the occasion of Press Day, Shashanka displayed his wide range of collections at a special programme in Rourkela.

Dog Feeds Goat Kids
Viral Video: Mama Dog Breastfeeds Goat Kids

This is a rare and adorable video of a mama dog breastfeeding goat kids.

Monkey Snatches Bag
Watch: Monkey Snatches Bag And Climbs Atop Temple In Odisha

Monkey snatches handbag from a woman and climbs atop a temple in Odisha’s Puri district.

Pangolin Poaching In Odisha
Pangolin Poaching In Odisha: Scale Smuggling Racket Busted, 2 Arrested

For its scales and meat and other medicinal properties, it seems as if pangolins have unfortunately become the world's most trafficked animal currently.

Rajveer
Odisha Couple Seeks To Raise Rs 16 Crore To Treat Baby With Rare Genetic Disorder

Unable to arrange such a hefty amount on our own, Rajveer’s parents have been running from pillar to post, trying to arrange the amount to avail the injection.

Loot At Petrol Pump
WATCH: Loot From Petrol Pump Staff At Gunpoint In Odisha

A group of miscreants looted cash from petrol pump staff at gunpoint in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.

Ex-Odisha Lawmaker Umesh Swain No More
Ex-Odisha Lawmaker Umesh Swain No More

Former legislator from Balikuda Assembly constituency, Umesh Swain passed away on Wednesday, his family said.

Too Little Too Late: Plight Of Hirakud Displaced Still Far From Over
Too Little Too Late: Plight Of Hirakud Displaced Still Far From Over

Residents of about 360 villages from Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Sundergarh districts had lost their land to the dam constructed across Mahanadi River in 1957. 

Suicide Blasts In Uganda: Indian Para-Badminton Contingent Including 3 Odisha Para Shuttlers Safe
Suicide Blasts In Uganda: Indian Para-Badminton Contingent Including 3 Odisha Para Shuttlers Safe

The blasts, which occurred barely 100 meters away from the hotel where the Indian team is staying, is feared to have killed at least two people and set several cars on fire.

Joy Ride In Zoo Resumes
Joyride Train Services Resume In Nandankanan Zoological Park

The joyride train services at Nandankanan Zoological Park which was halted resumed on Tuesday (November 16). The services were halted after it caught fire. The train will do total of 6 trips in a day ferrying around 72 persons in each trip.

Satyagrah Against Users' Fee Collection By Puri Municipality
Puri Residents Stage Satyagrah Over User’s Fee For Waste Collection By Civic Body

Irked by the ‘user’s fee’ levied by the Municipal authorities on the residents of Puri for waste management, the locals in the Pilgrim town staged a Satyagrah in front of the civic body office on Tuesday demanding immediate roll back on the decision.

Online Child Abuse Cases: CBI Team Thrashed By Angry Mob In Odisha’s Dhenkanal
Online Child Abuse Cases: CBI Team Thrashed By Angry Mob In Odisha’s Dhenkanal

The Central agency on Tuesday carried out simultaneous raids at different locations across 14 states including Odisha. The CBI has registered 23 separate cases against 83 people on charges of online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Congress' Student Wing Demands Minister Dibya Shankar’s Scalp Over Mamita Murder Case
Congress' Student Wing Demands Minister Dibya Shankar’s Scalp Over Mamita Murder Case  

Members of the Chhatra Congress took out a rally to gherao the camp office of the State Director General of Police (DGP) and Naveen Niwas, the official residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. However, the activists were stopped by the police midway near Forest Park. 

Farmer Suicide Because Of Crop Damage
Unable To Repay Loan, Farmer Ends Life In Odisha’s Balasore

The deceased, Laxmi Narayan Jena who, as per reports, had taken loan to grow paddy on two acres of land, ended life by consuming poison after he allegedly failed to repay the debt

Food Security Mission For Whom: 75-YO Odisha Woman Fails To Get Grains For Loss Of Thumbprint
Food Security Mission For Whom: 75-YO Odisha Woman Fails To Get Grains For Loss Of Thumbprint

Due to old age issues, the print of her thumb has mostly lost its sharpness making her unable to obtain an Aadhaar Card. However, since Aadhaar Card linking with the ration card is mandatory as per protocols, she is unable to obtain her share of the ration. 

Toy Train Rolls In Nandankanan Again
Toy Train Chugs Off In Nandankanan Again

After a brief hiatus, the newly launched eco-friendly toy train facility has once again chugged off in the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, much to the delight of tourists visiting the park this holiday season.

Baby’s STRUGGLE !!
Elephant Calf ‘Turns Turtle’ In Mud, Rescued By Forest Personnel

A video showing baby elephant’s plight in the mud has surfaced from Badajharana forest under Kuchinda Wildlife Sanctuary in Sambalpur. As per reports, the calf had slipped and injured itself after coming to the area to drink water.

Anantashayana Vishnu Sculpture
Ancient Anantashayana Vishnu Sculpture In Odisha’s Dhenkanal In Shambles

Anantashayana Vishnu (a sculpture of sleeping Lord Vishnu on serpent Ananta), situated near Sarang village under Parjang police limits in Dhenkanal district is one of the classic examples of sheer neglect towards architectural masterpieces

Odisha's 'Wonder' Girls: Two Phulbani Sisters Who Are Adept In Blindfold Activities | WATCH
Odisha's 'Wonder' Girls: Two Phulbani Sisters Who Are Adept In Blindfold Activities | WATCH

At first, the acts of the sisters may seem alien like from some mutant movies of the Hollywood, but there are studies which shows numerous people claiming to have obtained such ability to see through without using the eyes, a phenomenon scientifically coined as Dermo-optical perception (DOP).

Junior Teacher Job Aspirants Clash With Odisha Police
Junior Teacher Job Aspirants Clash With Police During Attempt To Barge Into Odisha Assembly

After a lull, protests outside Assembly are once again gathering strength. Hundreds of aspiring junior teachers in the state took to the streets of Bhubaneswar on Monday (Nov 15) demanding employment.

Odisha Panchayat Poll: Expenditure Limit Of Candidates, Polling Time Increased By SEC 
Odisha Panchayat Poll: Expenditure Limit Of Candidates, Polling Time Increased By SEC 

A candidate contesting for Zilla Parishad member post can now spend up to Rs 5 lakh while the expenditure ceiling for panchayat samiti member and sarpanch has been hiked to Rs 2 lakh.