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Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha Reports 4 Deaths, 372 Fresh Covid-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: In the last 24 hours, Odisha reported 372 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the total tally to 3,26,233 on Sunday. Of the fresh cases, 214 are from quarantine and 158 are local contact cases, informed Information & Public Relations Department. Angul registered the highest 50 cases followed by Sundargarh (47), Khordha (38), Cuttack (26) and […]

One Of World's Biggest Zoos To Come Up In Gujarat

Ahmedabad: One of the biggest zoos in the world in terms of number and species of animals at one place is coming up in Jamnagar in Gujarat, a state government official said. MK Das, additional chief secretary in the chief minister’s office, on Friday said the zoo was being developed by Reliance Industries which operates […]

Odisha: Newborn Baby Boy Found Abandoned In Mayurbhanj Hospital Premises
Odisha: Newborn Baby Boy Found Abandoned In Mayurbhanj Hospital Premises

Baripada: A newborn baby boy was found abandoned by a couple in the bushes in the premises of Morada hospital in Mayurbhanj district Sunday early morning. The identity of the boy’s parents is yet to be ascertained and the baby has been handed over to the Childline officials. As per reports, a local man had […]

Cold Wave To Return Odisha! Temperature Set To Drop By 3-5 Degree Celsius
Severe Cold Wave To Prevail In Odisha; Phulbani Shivers At 5.5 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Biting cold conditions prevailed in Odisha with 10 places recording minimum temperature (night temperature) below 10 degree Celsius on Sunday. Phulbani recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 5.5 degree Celsius. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), several parts of the country including Odisha will experience severe cold wave conditions for the next couple […]

Domestic Violence & Dowry Torture: Police Registers Case Against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty

Cuttack: Acting on the domestic violence and dowry torture complaint lodged by Varsha Priyadarshini, the Purighat police on Sunday registered a case against the Ollywood actress’ husband and BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty. As per reports, a case has been lodged under section 498 (A), 506 and 341of IPC against Mohanty and his two associates. Varsha […]

PM Modi Offers Prayers At Gurudwara Rakab Ganj

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Gurudwara Rakab Ganj on Sunday and paid tributes to Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Sikh guru, for his supreme sacrifice. People of the Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee were surprised to see Modi present in the premises. There was neither any security, nor barricading arrangements made […]

Centre Removes Cap On Number Of Visitors To Centrally Protected Sites

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) of the Ministry of Culture has removed the cap on the number of visitors to its centrally protected monuments and sites. However, the total number of visitors to be allowed per day will be decided by the concerned Superintending Archaeologist/SA (I/c) with appropriate discussion with the respective District […]

Severe Cold Wave Alert For Odisha; IMD Issues Orange & Yellow Warning

Bhubaneswar: Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely to prevail over some districts of the interior Odisha, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday. As per the latest IMD forecast, Coldwave to severe cold wave conditions is likely to prevail over the districts of the interior of Odisha during next three days. The […]

Justice For Pari: BJP Launches 5-Day Padyatra Demanding CBI Probe, Ouster Of Minister Arun Sahoo

Bhubaneswar: Demanding the arrest of the culprits behind the abduction and brutal murder of Nayagarh girl ‘Pari at the earliest and ouster of State Minister Arun Sahoo for his alleged involvement in shielding the main accused of the case, the Odisha unit of BJP today launched a five-day-long ‘padyatra’ from Bhubaneswar on Sunday. The protest […]

Picnic Turns Tragic: Class X Student Drowns, 2 Still Missing In Koel River

Rourkela: A Class X student died of drowning while two others are still missing after they were swept away by strong water current while taking bath in Koel River in Rourkela on Sunday. According to preliminary reports, the three were part of a group of students of an English medium school who had gone to […]

Cyber Crime In Odisha
Cyber Crime In Odisha: Blackmailing, Online Job Frauds emerge as Red Flags in COVID-19 Times!

Bhubaneswar: The place is a posh area at Saheed Nagar in Bhubaneswar.  While checking his Facebook status, Manish Swain (name changed) saw a friend request from a girl nicknamed ‘Jasmine’ from Chandigarh.  Post checking her profile, he accepted the request. Online chatting began thereafter and continued for a month. Nearly after 45-days, while chatting together, […]

Security Forces, Maoists Exchange Fire In Odisha; Rebel Detained, 2 Weapons Seized

Kandhamal: A cadre of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) was detained after an exchange of fire between the security forces and the Red rebels in Kandhamal district on Sunday. As per reports, the gunfight took place near Gochhapada Bireni forest in Phulbani. Two country-made weapons, 1 radio, medicines and other articles used by […]

Odisha Govt Shifts Focus On Mahanadi Riverine Port Project

Paradip: A high-level team of Odisha government led by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy and 5T Secretary VK Pandian on Sunday reviewed the progress of the proposed Mahanadi Riverine Port Project. As per the directions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the team along with other officials of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) today visited the port project […]

Law Ministry Asks States To Set Up Special Courts To Settle Infra Project Contract Disputes
Law Ministry Asks States To Set Up Special Courts To Settle Infra Project Contract Disputes

New Delhi: The Law Ministry has asked states to set up special courts to settle disputes related to infrastructure project contracts under a law which was amended two years ago, saying it is very important in improving the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking of both India and states. Citing the examples of the high courts […]

Sky King Fraud: Akash Pathak’s 4-Day Police Remand Concludes
Sky King Fraud: Akash Pathak’s 4-Day Police Remand Concludes

Bhubaneswar: Police have elicited vital information from IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak’s son Akash in connection with Rs 65 lakh fraud charges levelled against him by Sky King travel agency. Informing about the end of four-day police remand of Akash, Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Umashankar Dash today said that the suspect has answered all […]