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Miscellaneous News Updates

Govt panel finds defect in battery cells in almost all EV fires
Govt panel finds defect in battery cells in almost all EV fires

The Delhi High Court this week issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking directions for mandatory insurance for electric two-wheelers.

Allu Arjun In Pushpa: The Rise
Viral 'Pushpa' dance in classroom: Ganjam school headmistress suspended

Days after the students of a government-run school in Ganjam district were seen dancing to the tunes of Pushpa song in the smart classroom, the headmistress of the school was placed under suspension by the District Education Officer (DEO)

Ramanujacharya Idol
Ramanujacharya’s valuable tableau missing from Puri Emar mutt

The Mangalagiri tableau which adorns the idol of saint Ramanuja has been missing from the historic Emar Mutt in Puri.

Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati
MLA Tara Bahinipati, BDO face off in Koraput

Tension prevailed at the Papadahandi block office in Koraput district after Congress members led by senior party leader and Jeypore MLA,Tara Prasad Bahinipati gheraoed the Block Development Officer alleging corruption.

Rahul Gandhi leaves Nepal after 'controversial' trip
Rahul Gandhi leaves Nepal after 'controversial' trip

It is not known why Rahul Gandhi left for India by cutting short his trip by a day. Earlier, he was planning to stay in Kathmandu up to Friday. The marriage reception is planned for Friday evening at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Out of jail on bail, Navneet Kaur-Rana rushed to hospital
Out of jail on bail, Navneet Kaur-Rana rushed to hospital

The Ranas were arrested from their home on April 23 after they threatened to go to 'Matoshri', the private residence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Bandra East, to chant 'Hanuman Chalisa'.

Odisha BJP General Secy Lekhashree Samantsinghar
Sexual harassment slur: BJP bays for Prakash Majhi’s blood, demands immediate arrest

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been relentless in cornering the Odisha government over allegations of sexual harassment on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Jharigaon, Prakash Majhi.

Gangua river in Bhubaneswar struggles for existence 
Gangua river in Bhubaneswar struggles for existence 

If the information Central Pollution Control Board is anything to go by, among the 19 polluted rivers in Odisha, the Gangua is the most polluted one.

Heatwave: Mist Cooling System installed for passengers at Sambalpur railway station
Heatwave: Mist Cooling System installed for passengers at Sambalpur railway station #Watch

The installation of mist cooling system aims at helping the passengers beat the grueling heatwave and to provide them comfort at the platform while waiting for the trains.

India's 'first' tribal health observatory to come up in Odisha
India's 'first' tribal health observatory to come up in Odisha

A memorandum of understanding was inked in this regard between the ST and SC Development Department and the RMRC, a regional centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research, they said.

Odisha doubles ex-gratia amount for martyrs' families
Odisha doubles ex-gratia amount for martyrs' families

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed to increase the ex-gratia amount from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, officials said on Wednesday.

Minor girl suffering burn injuries shifted to general ward to facilitate AC cabin to Deogarh MLA
Minor girl suffering burn injuries shifted to general ward to facilitate AC cabin to Deogarh MLA

“She was recovering fast when she was in the cabin. Upon admission of the MLA, we were shifted to general ward. As of now, her condition is deteriorating," said the patient’s grandmother, Jema Nayak. 

Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev's interim bail extended
Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev's interim bail extended

According to Jagdev's counsel Abhinab Chand, the court has directed to extend the MLA's interim bail for seven more days till May 11.

Dhinika
Tension erupts in Dhinkia after JSW backers oppose entry of political delegation

The villagers said they opposed the entry of the delegation as they had come to mobilise villagers against the JSW project.

Brajarajnagar Bypolls
Notification issued for bypolls to Brajarajnagar assembly seat

As per the Election Commission of India (ECI), the voting for the Brajarajnagar bypolls will take place on May 31 and the candidates can file nominations till May 11.

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