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Odisha: Cyber Crimes Spiral Upwards In 2020

Bhubaneswar: With much of humanity locked behind closed doors for much of the year 2020 thereby increasing the dependence of people on cyberspace, the crimes pertaining to the virtual community also witnessed a sharp rise in the year. In Odisha, cyber crime related incidents saw a spike of around 23.6 per cent between 2019 and […]

Drinking Age To Be Lowered From 25 To 21
Drinking Age To Be Lowered From 25 To 21

New Delhi: The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, announced on Monday that the legal age to consume alcohol in the national capital will be soon reduced from 25 to 21 in Delhi, the same as in Noida and Gurugram. After the suggestions of the group of ministers on the new excise policy was […]

Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan reaches Delhi for his visit to India from March 22nd to 24th
Afghan Foreign Minister Arrives In India On Three-Day Visit

New Delhi: Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar arrived here on Monday on a three-day visit against the backdrop of renewed efforts to speed up the peace process in Afghanistan. Atmar is scheduled to hold extensive talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday with a focus on the Afghan peace process and ways […]

Spike In Covid-19 Cases; Night Curfew Returns To Odisha’s Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar: Following a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, the district administration in Malkangiri on Monday decided to clamp night curfew as a preventive measure to check the spread even as speculations are rife about extension of similar measures to other parts of the State. As per the latest announcement, the night curfew […]

Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again
Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro has once again called for an all-party meeting to break the stalemate in the House. As per sources, discussion will be held in the meeting for smooth running of the House proceedings by bringing harmony among all the parties. The Assembly proceeding was affected today due to uproar […]

Odisha: New Teaching, Non-Teaching Posts Created In MKCG MCH
Odisha: New Teaching, Non-Teaching Posts Created In MKCG MCH

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Health department has created new teaching and non-teaching posts in the surgical and medical gastroenterology department of MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal has sanctioned the creation of teaching and non-teaching posts, Health department Joint Secretary Prakash Chandra Mohanty wrote in a letter to the Principal Accountant […]

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Odisha Witnessed 8 Rapes, 4 Murders A Day In 2020!

Bhubaneswar: For Odisha, the year 2020 scripted a tale of unending struggles, sacrifices and miseries in the wake of once-in-a-century pandemic, but in the midst of them all, crimes also seemed not to let the State sleep in peace. As per the data available with the government, the State was a shocked spectator to at […]

Odisha Scientist's Turmeric Bandage Gives Healing Touch To Diabetic Wounds
Odisha Scientist's Turmeric Bandage Gives Healing Touch To Diabetic Wounds

Bhubaneswar: For people with diabetic, who are worried over slow or the non-healing of their wounds, here comes a good news. A group of scientists at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) here have developed a turmeric bandage that is believed to help heal wounds of diabetic patients. The nanoparticulate curcumin (molecule of turmeric) in […]

Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation
Odisha: Two Arrested For Setting Fire In Forest Near Similipal National Park

Baripada: At least two persons were arrested on Monday on the charge of setting fire in Jodibill Reserve Forest near Similipal National Park, where a forest guard was burnt alive while dousing the inferno, police said. A 58-year-old contractual guard engaged by Odisha forest department was caught in a fiery whirlwind and was burned to […]

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Odisha Govt Provides Safety Gears To Fire Fighting Forest Squads

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha sizzling under unabated incidents of forest fires and possibility of more such blaze likely in the scorching summer months ahead, the State Forest department on Monday released necessary funds for procurement of safety gears for forest fire fighting squads. State Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) in a letter to all Divisional […]

Odisha: 18 Students At VIMSAR Fined Rs 54,000 For Ragging Juniors

Sambalpur: As many as 18 senior students at Veer Surendra Sai Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla in Sambalpur faced financial punishment on charges of ragging their junior students at the institute. They have been imposed a collective fine of Rs 54,000 following recommendations of the anti-ragging committee of the institute. “After a […]

Pipili By-election
Pipili Bypoll Gazette Notification Out, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The State Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha on Tuesday published the gazette notification for the upcoming by-election to the Assembly constituency of Pipili. The bypoll to the 110 – Pipili Assembly seat which has been lying vacant since October 4 2020 following the demise of 7-time MLA Pradeep Maharathy will go to polls on […]

Padyatra In Cuttack To Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of Gandhiji's Visit

Cuttack: Hundreds of people and leaders cutting across party lines on Tuesday took out a padyatra in the city to commemorate 100 years of Mahatma Gandhiji’s visit to the Millennium City. The padyatra which began from Cuttack Railway Station culminated at Bellview Square via Manglabag, Nuapatna, Buxi Bazar, High Court square. The rally which covered […]

Shaheed Diwas: PM Modi, Odisha CM & Others Pay Tribute To Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Diwas paid tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru stating that the nation will always remember their sacrifices for the country. “On Shaheed Diwas, I bow down to the great sons of mother India, Independence revolutionaries Amar Shaheed Veer Bhagat Singh, […]

Here Is The List Of Gandhiji's Visits To Odisha Beginning On This Day 100 Years Ago

First visit: March 23-29, 1921 for non-cooperation movement Gandhi arrived at Cuttack on March 23, 1921. He conducted his first meeting at Qadam-e-Rasool in Cuttack on March 24 to propagate his ideas of non-cooperation movement. He also addressed women at Binod Bihari in the city and later a huge crowd at the Kathajodi riverbed in […]