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Mayurbhanj Bandh
Similipal Fire: Bhanja Sena Observes 9-Hour Mayurbhanj Bandh Protesting Administrative Failure

Baripada: Alleging lackadaisical approach by the Odisha government and forest department, the Bhanja Sena, a local outfit on Wednesday is observing nine-hour Mayurbhanj shutdown in protest against the government’s failure in gaining control over the forest flames in Similipal biosphere reserve for over a fortnight. The impact of the bandh has been felt across the […]

3.77Cr Rural Households To Get Tap Water Connection

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday said that about 3.77 crore rural households would get tapped water connections under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). The Ministry of Jal Shakti stated that over seven crore families in rural areas now have an assured tap water connection. In a statement, the Ministry said despite Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, […]

Puri Jagannath
NSG To Conduct Reconnaissance Of Puri Jagannath Temple On March 18

Bhubaneswar: The National Security Guard (NSG) will conduct reconnaissance of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, as a part of its security inspection in the pilgrim town on March 18. A five-member team of the NSG comprising two officers and two personnel will conduct the mock drill along with State police officers at the 12th-century shrine. […]

Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1 Crore Seized In Balasore, 2 Arrested
Crackdown On Drug Racket: Over Rs 1 Cr Of Brown Sugar Seized In Odisha

Balasore: A Special Task force (STF) team of the State Crime Branch seized around 1.5 kgs of Brown sugar from a person in Balasore on Wednesday. The approximate market value of the contraband seized is estimated to be over Rs 1 Crore. Acting on a tip from a source, the STF team launched an operation […]

Lingaraj Temple Servitorso Covid-19 Test Ahead Of Maha Shivratri
Odisha: Rituals Normalise At Lingaraj Temple After Delay Over Various Issues

Bhubaneswar: Bringing an end to uncertainty over the observance of the famous Jagar Yatra of Lord Lingaraj, rituals normalised at the famous 11th-century shrine after some hours of delay owing to dispute among some servitor groups over various issues. Soon after the Abakash, Mailam, Rosa and Homa rituals in the morning hours, servitors refused to […]

Brother-Sister Duo Mowed Down By Truck, Parents Critical
Odisha: Brother-Sister Duo Mowed Down By Truck, Parents Critical

Ganjam: In a tragic incident, two minor siblings were run over by a cement-laden truck on National Highway-19 near Gandapalli under Khallikote block in Ganjam district today morning. Their parents who were also critically injured in the mishap have been rushed to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. The couple has been identified […]

Tirath Singh Rawat To Be New Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Dehradun: Pauri Garhwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat was chosen the leader of the Uttarakhand BJP legislature party on Wednesday, paving the way for his appointment as the new chief minister of the state. His name was announced by outgoing chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat after the legislature party meeting, which lasted for around 30 minutes. […]

bank strike
Bank Strike: Over 30K Employees From Odisha To Join Pan-India Stir

Bhubaneswar: The United Forum of Bank Unions has decided to go on a two-day strike from March 15 against the central government’s decision in the last parliamentary session to privatise the banking sector. As per reports, 30,000 employees from 5,500 different branches from Odisha are going to take part in the stir. Bank staff will […]

7th Pay Commission: PF, Salary, Gratuity Likely To Be Revised From April 1!

Bhubaneswar: The Central government is likely to implement the New-Wage Code Bill 2021 from April 1, 2021. This may change the existing monthly Provident Fund (PF) and gratuity contributions by employees. As per the provisions under the new system, the share of basic salary in CTC could be 50 per cent or more. It means […]

Cultural Corridor To Come Up In Bhubaneswar To Promote Odisha Art And Culture

Bhubaneswar: In a bid towards making the Capital City more inclusive and attractive, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to set up a ‘Cultural Corridor’ in the city to promote Odisha’s rich and diverse art and culture. As per official sources, the one-of-its-kind initiative will boost livelihoods of many people, especially the underprivileged ones […]

Odisha Boy Ronit Ranjan Nayak Tops NDA Exam
Odisha Boy Ronit Ranjan Nayak Tops NDA Exam

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for the State, Rohit Ranjan Nayak from Odisha’s Bhadrak district has secured the first position for admission into the 145th course at National Defence Services (NDA) and 107th course at Indian Naval Academy or NA. As many as 533 candidates have been shortlisted based on the written exam and interview rounds, the […]

Scuffle Between Jagannath Temple Police
Odisha: SJTA Plans To Augment Corpus Fund Of Puri Srimandir To Rs 1000 Cr

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has set a target for enhancing corpus fund of Puri Srimandir to Rs 1000 crore by 2023. Since earning from bank interest is not sufficient, other measures like putting up Srimandir donation boxes (hundis) at airports, railway stations and other important places will be undertaken, said SJTA Chief Administrator […]

Several Parts Of Odisha To Experience Rain, Thunderstorm After Maha Shivaratri

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha will experience rain and thunderstorm activity for a period of two days after Maha Shivaratri (March 11), predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday. As per IMD, a cyclonic circulation extending upto 0.9 km above mean sea level lies over Jharkhand and neighbourhood. Under its influence, light to moderate rain […]

State Govts Should Support Railways In Completing Pending Projects: Goyal

New Delhi: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that the state governments should support the national transporter in completing all the pending projects. Participating in Question Hour proceedings, Goyal lamented that governments before 2014 announced railway projects “without allocating funds” for execution. He said the Modi government increased investment in railway infrastructure to Rs […]

Similipal Fire: Central Panel To Provide Technical Assistance In Containing Blaze

New Delhi: A Central empowered committee will visit Odisha tomorrow to assess the wildfire situation and provide technical assistance to State officials in containing the blaze in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests. Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has directed the panel comprising experts from the Forest Research Institute, forest conservationists and fire […]