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Odisha: Separated Craniopagus Twin ‘Jaga’ To Return To Home District

Phulbani (Kandhamal): The district administration has initiated process to take back ‘Jaga’, one of the separated conjoined twins, to the district headquarters hospital from the SCB Medical College in Cuttack. Following a go-ahead from the State government, the administration has sent a two-member team of doctors to the SCB. The panel will discuss with the […]

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Odisha: Vandals Ransack Rourkela Super Specialty Hospital A Day After Inauguration By President Kovind

Rourkela: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Ispat Super Specialty Hospital of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on Sunday, a mob of workers belonging to the left affiliated CITU and CPI (M) and some locals ransacked the hospital triggering palpable tension in the hospital premises, on Monday. Alleging lack of adequate doctors and […]

Covid-19 Second Wave Fear Grips Odisha As 146 Test Positive In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Fears of a second wave of Covid-19 gripped Odisha with a steady rise in the number of positive cases in the last couple of days in several districts across the State. The State reported 146 new positive cases in last 24 hours with Khordha registering the maximum 35 cases followed by Cuttack (25) and […]

Covid-19 Second Wave Fear: BMC Issues Fresh Guidelines For Holi, Dola Purnima; Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the surge of Covid-19 cases in the Twin City, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday issued fresh guidelines for the upcoming Holi and Dola Purnima festivals. Earlier, the Odisha government on March 19 had issued restrictions on celebration of all kinds of functions related to “Dola Purnima” and Holi Festivals. The stipulations/restrictions […]

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UAE Mediates Secret Peace Roadmap Between India, Pak: Report

New Delhi: The India-Pakistan ceasefire marked a milestone in secret talks brokered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that began months earlier, according to a Bloomberg news report. The UAE, which has historic trade and diplomatic links with India and Pakistan, has taken a more assertive international role under de facto ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin […]

Union Budget Sets Pace For Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Finance Minister Sitharaman In LS
Insurance Amendment Bill In Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday that raising the FDI limit in the insurance sector to 74 per cent was necessary to help insurers deal with issues concerning financial stress. She said this while moving the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha. The amendment bill, that […]

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Lingaraj Temple Servitor, 3 Family Members Test Positive For COVID-19 In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A servitor at the Lingaraj temple along with three of his family members have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. As per preliminary reports, all them have been kept in isolation and already necessary contact tracing has reportedly begun as per protocol. The issue of a servitor testing positive for […]

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World Water Day: PM Modi Launches 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch The Rain' Campaign

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign for conserving water and stressed that every penny of MGNREGA funds be spent on rain water conservation till the monsoon arrives. Addressing an event at the virtual launch of the campaign on the World Water Day, Modi said it […]

NCP Chief Pawar Gives Clean Chit To Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has given a clean chit to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and said the allegations against Deshmukh, made in former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh’s letter, are “vague”. Addressing a press conference in Delhi on Monday, Pawar said ,”From February 5 to-15, Deshmukh was admitted […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: RT-PCR Report Must For Visitors To Ganjam, 7 Days Mandatory Quarantine

Berhampur: Amid the recent spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases in districts across the State and outside, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, the Ganjam district administration has made RT-PCR test report compulsory for people visiting the district from hotspot places, said district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange. Besides, entry into the district will be allowed only […]

Odisha: Covid-19 Positive Cases Rise To 45 At XIMB; CM To Review Situation Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The number of Covid-19 positive cases has climbed to 45 at the Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB) in Bhubaneswar even as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed the institute in the Capital City on Monday. “As many as 45 cases have been detected from XIMB. Travel history of all the infected persons are being […]

3 Odia Films Bag National Award
National Film Awards 2019: 3 Odia Films Bag Awards

Bhubaneswar: Three Odia films have won national awards in the 67th National Film Awards, 2019 announced in Delhi today. Sala Budhar Badla and Kalira Atita have been adjudged as best Odia films in feature film category. Sala Budhar Badla is produced by New Generation Films and helmed by Director Sabyasachi Mohapatra. Similarly, Nila Madhab Panda […]

Param Bir Moves SC Seeking CBI Probe In 'Abuse' Of Position By Maharashtra Home Minister

New Delhi: Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court stating that Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been interfering in various investigations and sought the CBI to immediately conduct an unbiased, uninfluenced, impartial and fair investigation in the various corrupt malpractices carried out by Deshmukh. Singh urged the top court […]

Odisha: Girl Alleges Rape By 55-Year-Old Man In Kalahandi
Odisha Tribal Girl Sold In Delhi For 1 Lakh, 6 Including 4 Women Arrested

Nabarangpur: Police have arrested as many as six persons from various parts of the district on charges of selling off a tribal girl in Delhi for Rs 1 lakh. Reports said, 4 women and 2 men have been arrested after raids at several places in Nabarangpur. As per sources, the accused had taken the girl […]

Lockdown, Night Curfew Fear Hangs Over Odisha After Sudden Surge In Covid-19 Cases

Bhubaneswar: The sudden spike in the daily Covid-19 cases on Monday set alarm bells ringing in government corridors in the State as top officials huddled into emergency meeting to review and assess the pandemic situation amid fears of a second wave knocking on the doors of the State. Emerging out of a review meeting chaired […]