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Jayanti Behera
Odisha Girl Jayanti Bags Gold In National Para Athletic Championships

Bhubaneswar: Ace para-athlete of Odisha Jayanti Behera hogged the limelight in the 19th National Para Athletics Championships by emerging champion in the women’s 400 metre event in Bengaluru on Thursday. Jayanti opened her account in the mega competition in style by clinching a gold medal in the T-47 category of the 400 metre event. She […]

Odisha Govt Puts Cap On Gatherings For Utkal Divas, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The detection of new variant of SARS-CoV 2 in the State has forced the Odisha government to impose restrictions on large gatherings during religious and other activities/events across the State as a precautionary measure. After imposing restrictions on congregation during the upcoming religious festivals in April, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) […]

Intel Chief Shukla Had Abused Phone-Tapping Power: Maha Chief Secy

Mumbai: In a dramatic turn of events, a top Maharashtra government official’s report on Thursday said that then State Intelligence Department Commissioner Rashmi Shukla had “misused” official permission granted to her for phone-tapping under the Indian Telegraph Act, and hence is liable to face action. The report by Chief Secretary Sitaram J. Kunte, submitted to […]

Masks And PPE Kits Scam: Lokayukta Gives Odisha Govt Clean Chit, Petitioner To Move HC

Bhubaneswar: The Lokayukta on Friday gave clean chit to the Odisha government over the alleged scam in the procurement of masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits that rocked the State last year. A three-member bench of the Lokayukta didn’t find any irregularities in the procurement of mask and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits on […]

Odisha Govt Orders Judicial Probe Into 'Custodial Deaths'
Odisha: Speaker Adjourns Assembly As Congress MLAs Create Ruckus In Support Of Agitating Farmers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was adjourned on Friday as the opposition Congress members created a ruckus in the House in support of the agitating farmers across the country. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour at 10.30 am, the Congress members trooped into the well and shouted slogan opposing the farm laws […]

8 Rape, 4 Murder Cases Reported In Odisha Every Day In 2020

Bhubaneswar: As many as 8 rapes and 4 murder cases were registered in Odisha every day last year, according to the White Paper 2020 tabled in the state assembly on Friday. Total 1.34 lakh cognisable cases including 1,470 murder, 514 cases of dacoity, 2,166 loot, 4,500 burglary, 10,412 theft, 3,524 swindling, 2,059 rioting, 2,984 rape, […]

‘Presence of Mutant Covid-19 Strains In Odisha Will Be Known In Two Days’

Bhubaneswar: The conclusions drawn in a State Bank of India (SBI) research report that the second wave of Covid-19 in India could last up to 100 days and peak in mid-April has certainly come as a major concern as daily cases are witnessing a steep rise in several States across the country including Odisha. Director, […]

Chargesheet Filing In Anjana Mishra Gang Rape Case Likely Soon
Chargesheet Filing In Anjana Mishra Gang Rape Case Likely Soon

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the 1999 sensational Anjana Mishra gang rape incident is likely to file chargesheet in the case soon. A two-member team of the central agency led by the investigation officer held discussion with Anjana at her residence today. After the talks which lasted for about 30 minutes, the […]

Driving License Tests Get Tougher, Know Details
Driving License Tests Get Tougher, Know Details

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Getting a driving license will now be tougher as those seeking the licences are required to pass a set of stringent skill tests that include reversing a vehicle with reasonable accuracy to qualify for it, the Centre informed the Parliament. The passing percentage in order to be eligible to get a driving licence […]

Negative Covid-19 Report Must For Travellers Coming To Bhubaneswar Soon: BMC Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: The surge in Covid-19 cases, including a few from educational institutions, has now come as a major challenge for the authorities of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Though there has been a rise in the number of daily cases in the city, there has not been any local transmission, said BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary […]

BJD Picks Late Pradeep Maharathy's Son For Pipili Bypoll  
BJD Picks Late Pradeep Maharathy's Son For Pipili Bypoll  

Pipili: Putting all speculations to rest, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) picked Rudra Pratap Maharathy as the party candidate for the upcoming by-election to Pipili assembly constituency in Puri district. Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik chose Maharathy’s name for representing the party from the segment. Rudra Pratap is the son of veteran […]

Bijaya Panigrahi
Odisha Targets 1 Cr Total Vaccinations, 1.5 Lakh Per Day, Says Health Director

Bhubaneswar: With a resurgence in COVID cases across India, Odisha Health Department Director on Friday informed that the State has targeted to vaccinate a minimum of 1 Crore people, around 25% of the total population. Speaking to the media, Bijay Panigrahi, the Director of Odisha Health Department said that the State has already registered 20.95 […]

Daredevil Stunt Of Superhero Cops Help Rescue 3 Trapped In Delhi Blaze | WATCH
Daredevil Stunt Of Superhero Cops Help Rescue 3 Trapped In Delhi Blaze | WATCH

New Delhi: Three lives were saved in the heart of the national capital on Friday when a Delhi Police head constable and constable decided to go all super-hero risking their lives climbing a building to rescue people trapped in a raging blaze. #JUSTIN: Three persons were trapped inside their house after a fire broke out […]

Nikita Tomar Murder Case: Court Awards Life Sentence To Killers
Nikita Tomar Murder Case: Court Awards Life Sentence To Killers

Faridabad: A Faridabad court in Haryana on Friday sentenced life imprisonment to the two convicts — Tauseef Ahmed and Rehan — in the case of the sensational murder of Nikita Tomar in broad daylight outside her college in October last year. The duo were found guilty of the gruesome killing of 21-year-old Tomar, a third […]

Maharashtra's 'Lady Singham' Found Dead, Suicide Note 'Accuses Sr Forest Officer'
Maharashtra's 'Lady Singham' Found Dead, Suicide Note 'Accuses Sr Forest Officer'

Amravati (Maharashtra): In a shocking incident, a 28-year-old female Range Forest Officer posted in the Melghat Tiger Reserve (MRT) in Amravati, committed suicide after alleging sexual harassment and torture at the hands of an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, in a purported suicide note, officials said here on Friday. The young woman RFO, (Mrs.) Dipali […]