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Miscellaneous News Updates

Tapaswini-Sumit Marital Discord: All Eyes On Ganjam District Court’s Ruling Today
Tapaswini-Sumit Marital Discord: All Eyes On Ganjam District Court’s Ruling Today

The public saga of Tapaswini Dash trying hard to save her marriage with Dr Sumit Kumar Sahu has been in the headlines across Odisha for over the last one month.

Six Maoists Gunned Down In Encounter Along Telangana- Chhattisgarh Border
Six Maoists Gunned Down In Encounter Along Telangana- Chhattisgarh Border

The gunfight took place in a forest area in the border area of Telangana and Chhattisgarh. The search operation has been intensified in the area after the encounter. 

Sunil Bansal
Centre Relieves IB Special Director Sunil Bansal To Take Over As Odisha DGP

Prior to moving to the Centre, Bansal had held the post of additional SP Dhenkanal, Talcher SDPO and additional SP Sambalpur. He was also Mayurbhanj SP and Vigilance SP at Sambalpur.

Vegetable Prices Shooting Through The Roof In Odisha In Winter  
Vegetable Prices Shooting Through The Roof In Odisha In Winter  

Prices of vegetables are shooting through the kitchen roof, forcing middle class families to skimp on vegetable consumption in Odisha.

Paddy Procurement: Satellite Survey Unearths Large-Scale Irregularities In Land Registration In 7 Od
Paddy Procurement: Satellite Survey Unearths Large-Scale Irregularities In Land Registration In 7 Odisha Districts 

In a jaw-dropping revelation, the satellite survey conducted by the Odisha Space Application Centre (OSAC) has unearthed large-scale irregularities and identified over 26,000 illegal lands in seven districts in the State registered for paddy procurement.

Killer Kite Thread Claims Youth’s Life In Cuttack
Killer Kite Thread Claims Youth’s Life In Cuttack

In a tragic incident, a biker died after a kite string reportedly hanging on the road slit his throat at Pirbazaar in the city. The deceased has been identified as Jayant Samal, a resident of Bhayarpur.

  • Sunday, 26 December 2021
  • Odisha
Train Hits Elephants
Two Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Train In Odisha

In a tragic mishap, two elephants were killed after being hit by a goods train near Tangi Forest Division in Khordha district on Saturday (Dec 25). According to sources, a herd of eight elephants was crossing the railway tracks near the Bhusandapur level crossing last night when a speeding train approached them.

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Bird Flu Or Mystery?
Spurt In Bird Deaths In Odisha Triggers Panic

The recent discovery of carcasses of around 20-30 birds under mysterious conditions at Natasahi area under Krushnaprasad Block in Puri district has triggered panic in the region. As per reports, at least 15-20 crows along with poultry were found in an unconscious state on the floor.

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Tapaswini Sumit Marital Discord
Marital Dispute: Video Of Tapaswini Pleading Sumit To Accept Her As Wife Goes Viral

Tapaswini further said in the video, “I really love Sumit and don’t want to malign him. I want Sumit back. I have nothing left with me. I have not changed and the same girl he (Sumit) loved earlier wants to stand beside him."

elephant death in Odisha
Two Elephants Die After Being Hit By Train In Odisha’s Khordha

The forest officials said that the elephant herd comprising 30-35 jumbos had moved to the forest near Bhusandapur from Chandaka forest area and often strays into the nearby farmland in night hours in search of food.

Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana: Buses Gather Rust As People In Rural Odisha Struggle For Transport   
Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana: Buses Gather Rust As People In Rural Odisha Struggle For Transport   

Launched in 2014 to provide accessible and affordable transport facilities to people in rural Odisha, the Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana seems to be on its last leg. 

Christmas In A Bottle
Christmas In A Bottle | Breathtaking Miniature Art

This is renowned miniature artist L Eshwar Rao from Khordha, Odisha. To celebrate Christmas this year amidst the ‘Omicron’ threat, Rao has created a special art!

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Yogi Kickstarts Campaign To Distribute Tablets, Smartphones To 1 Crore Students Of UP
Yogi Adityanath Kickstarts Campaign To Distribute Tablets, Smartphones To 1 Crore Students Of UP

Adityanath claimed to have created 4.5 lakh jobs in the state in the five years of his rule and cracked down on mafia' to the shock of their "patrons".

Bird Flu Scare Grips Villagers In Odisha’s Puri District As Crows Fall Dead All Over 
Bird Flu Scare Grips Villagers In Odisha’s Puri District As Crows Fall Dead All Over 

Bird flu fear gripped the residents of Natasahi village of Nuapada (Chilika) under Krushnaprasad Block in Puri district.

Visitors Throng Puri Beach To Enjoy Christmas To The Hilt
Visitors Throng Puri Beach To Enjoy Christmas To The Hilt

A sea of visitors from far and near was seen enjoying their time on the magnificent Puri sea beach to the fullest.

Grenade, Gen Set Recovered From Maoist Dump In Odisha’s Malkangiri
Grenade, Gen Set Recovered From Maoist Dump In Odisha’s Malkangiri

The Maoist dump was busted near Maribeda village in the district. Senior officials said that a raid was conducted by the joint team after credible information was received in this connection.

Publication Of Autobiography Of Byasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati
Odisha Court Restricts Publication Of Autobiography Of Byasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati

Dutta had earlier filed a petition in the court in which she had alleged copyright violation in the publication of the manuscripts of the poet. Later, court in its interim order on August 17 pronounced that the publishers cannot go ahead with the publication of the autobiography till the final judgement is passed.

Puri Sand Art
Christmas 2021: Sand Artist Creates Giant Santa With Sand & 5K Roses

This is a sand sculpture of Santa Claus made at Puri Sea beach, by international sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik.

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Migratory Birds Found Dead
Large Number Of Migratory Birds Found Dead In Khordha, Poisoning Suspected

The range officer said that due to the high demand for aquatic bird meat in nearby towns like Bhubaneswar, Balugaon and Berhampur, poaching activity has been increasing in the Chilika Lake and its adjoining areas.

Dakota Aircraft
Odisha Speeds Up Process To Bring Back Biju Patnaik's Dakota Aircraft, Invites Tender Bids

The tender documents can be downloaded from the official website of Odisha Government and submitted in the office of Director of Aviation of the State Government at Old Terminal Building in Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.

Tapaswini - Sumit Marital Discord
Tapaswini-Sumit Marital Discord: OHRC Seeks Report From Local Police In Berhampur

On December 20, some local women supporting Tapaswini Dash barged into Sumit’s house in Brahmanagar area of Berhampur by breaking open the main gate. 

Odisha's Pilgrim City Puri Turning Into Haven For Drug Mafia
Odisha's Pilgrim City Puri Turning Into Haven For Drug Mafia

The pilgrim town of Puri is fast turning into a haven for the drug mafia. 

Odisha Cabinet Approves 13 Crucial Proposals; Details Here 
Odisha Cabinet Approves 13 Crucial Proposals; Details Here 

The Odisha Cabinet has approved 13 important proposals. 

Oh-My-CRON!
Large Gatherings At Ravenshaw University & Pallishree Mela Raise Concerns

These images are from the Annual Athletic Meet held at Ravenshaw Universitys campus. The meet saw a huge gathering of students and teachers. Similar scenes were also witnessed at Pallishree Mela' held at Khallikote University ground in Berhampur.

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Odisha Govt Announces Rs 3,000 Financial Assistance For Over 1 Lakh Street Vendors
Odisha Govt Announces Rs 3,000 Financial Assistance For Over 1 Lakh Street Vendors

Earlier on Thursday, Patnaik had announced special Covid assistance for newspaper hawkers in the State. Under the scheme, each registered hawker will get an assistance of Rs 6,000 which will benefit around 7000 registered hawkers across the State.

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