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Lt Gen Manjinder Singh Takes Over As Western Command Chief

Chandigarh: Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh on Thursday took over as the Chief of Staff of Western Command, who later paid homage to the martyrs. General Singh is an alumnus of the Sainik School Kapurthala, the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into 19 Madras Regiment on December 20, 1986. Lt […]

CM Naveen Patnaik unveiled life-size bronze statue of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das in Cuttack on Utkal Divas
Utkal Divas Celebrations Across Odisha In Lens

Bhubaneswar: While the State Government has banned large congregations for observance of Utkal Divas and associated cultural programmes throughout Odisha, the statehood day was celebrated in a very subdued manner on Thursday. CM Naveen Patnaik today unveiled the life-size bronze statue of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das at Cantonment Road in Cuttack on the occasion of […]

From Naxal-Hit Malkangiri To Puri Beach, Budding Sand Artist Sculpts Success Story

Puri: From a remote village in Naxal-hit Malkangiri district to the world-famous beach in Puri, 24-year-old budding sand artist Muka Kabasi is making waves with his creations. Born and brought up in a farming family with limited resources to make ends meet, Kabasi’s life changed after he joined a sand art school run by renowned […]

Odisha: Let Up In Heat-Wave From Tomorrow!

New Delhi: After experiencing severe heat-wave condition in the last couple of days, Odisha is likely to heave a sigh of relief from the scorching heat from tomorrow. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General (DG) of India Meteorological Department (IMD) thunderstorm and rainfall activities might help decrease the mercury level in […]

People In Odisha Lose Over Rs 84 Lakh To Cyber Frauds In March, Rs 2.53 Lakh Recovered

Bhubaneswar: Cyber crimes are on the rise in Odisha as 629 people collectively lost Rs 84,78,394 to various cyber frauds in the State last month, informed the Commissionerate police’s Cyber Help Desk on Thursday. However, the police could manage to recover a little over Rs 2 lakh rupees from the fraudsters. According to sources, as […]

New Delhi-Meerut Expressway Reduces Travel Time To 45 Minutes From 3 Hrs
New Delhi-Meerut Expressway Reduces Travel Time To 45 Minutes From 3 Hrs

New Delhi: The Delhi-Meerut Expressway has been finally opened for the public from Thursday. It will reduce travel time between the two cities from three hours to just 45 minutes. It has been declared operational from Thursday by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, who said, the government has fulfilled one of […]

Weather Update
Relief From Heat Wave As IMD Issues Rain, Thunderstorm Alert For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After reeling under intense heat wave conditions for the past couple of days, the people of Odisha are expected to get much needed relief as India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain, thunderstorm in the next few days. #Heatwave to #severe heatwave conditions very likely to prevail in some districts of Odisha #today (01.04.2021) […]

Low Pressure Over BoB, Andaman Sea Likely To Concentrate Into Depression In 24 Hours: IMD

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area formed over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman sea is likely to become a well marked in the same region in the next 12 hours, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday. As per the latest IMD’s bulletin, there is a low probability that the system may concentrate […]

RS Passes National Institute Of Food Technology Bill 2019
Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was on Thursday adjourned sine die ahead of the scheduled date of April 8. Many members of the House had earlier urged the government to curtail the sittings of the Budget session after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had tested positive for COVID-19. While giving a brief account of the performance […]

Odisha: Sambit Patra Keeps Promise, Helps Poor Filarial Patient From Chilika

Khordha: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra played saviour to a man afflicted with filaria (elephantiasis) by personally admitting him to the AIIMS at Bhubanmeswar) for treatment as he had promised earlier. Patra was spotted carrying the filarial patient, identified as Santosh Barik of Ankula village from Chilika, by himself in an ambulance before admitting him […]

Cobra Stuck Inside Washroom Pipe At Bhubaneswar Airport Rescued

Bhubaneswar: The Snake helpline has rescued a cobra got stuck inside a pipe in the washroom at Biju Patnaik International Airport here today. The snake entered the washroom through an open pipe last night and got stuck inside it. The airport authorities called the Snake helpline secretary Suvendu Mallik who immediately rushed to the spot […]

3 Students Of NIT Rourkela Test COVID-19 Positive
3 Students Of NIT Rourkela Test COVID-19 Positive

Rourkela: Barely four days after the 18th convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, which was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, three students of the institute have tested positive for coronavirus. Sundergarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan said the infected students have been kept in isolation and steps are being taken to ensure that […]

54 Indian Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy, 5 Trawlers Seized
54 Indian Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy, 5 Trawlers Seized

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested at least 54 Indian fishermen and seized five trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters, an official statement said here on Thursday. The Navy arrested the fishermen on Wednesday off the coast of northern and northeastern areas. Having considered the impact of foreign fishermen poaching in […]

JEE Main Results: Know How Odisha Topper Debasish Panda Converted Hardship Into Opportunity

Cuttack: The results for the National Testing Agency Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 March session were announced last night. A total of 13 candidates have scored a perfect 100 score in the crucial entrance exams. Bringing laurels for the State, Debasish Panda of Srivihar colony in Cuttack town has topped the exam in Odisha […]

Baitarini River
Ancient Black Marble Stone Shivling, Artefacts Found In Baitarini Riverbed In Odisha

Jajpur: Days after an ancient Shivling and remains of a temple resurfaced from the Baitarani river near Dasharathpur in the district, another Shivling and other rare ancient sculptures were found from the riverbed at Devi Gada Ghat in the district on Thursday forcing the locals of the area to demand government’s intervention to restore those […]