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Odisha Govt Hints At Reopening Of HS Schools, Asks Authorities To Complete Sanitization, Cleaning Soon

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday asked principals of all government/private Higher Secondary schools in State to sanitise and clean the institution campuses. The major development seems to hint towards the reopening of the higher secondary schools in the near future. An official order in this connection was issued by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education […]

Woman's Body Lied Unattended Over 2 Days, Orphan Minors Perform Last Rite

Bhadrak: After missing father years ago and grandfather who died 8 months ago, life could not have turned more cruel for this 3-year-old kid and his 9-year-old elder sister Rupa Mallik from Bhadrak when their mother Subarna Mallik also left them forever two days ago. But what was most heart-wrenching was that they had to […]

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Ravenshaw University Students Protest Demanding Reduction Of Self Financing Course Fees

Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Ravenshaw University on Friday after hundreds of students staged demonstration before the vice-chancellor’s office demanding reduction of self-financing course fees in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to sources, the students launched the protest carrying placards with different slogans to justify their demands. They also submitted a memorandum to the vice-chancellor […]

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Kangaroo Court A Barrier For Odisha Couple For Inter-Caste Love Marriage

Nabarangpur: True, caste system is a curse in many places of the country. In yet another instance of social injustice delivered at Kangaroo courts in Odisha, a man is paying a heavy price for his inter-caste marriage with a woman he was in love with. Pratap Kalar of Khadanga village under Raighar block of the […]

Poor Should Get Covid-19 Vaccine Free Of Cost: Deve Gowda

Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday said that the Covid-19 vaccine should be given free to the economically vulnerable sections and at affordable rates to the majority of the people. “The Covid vaccine should be given for free to the poor, who are economically weak and its […]

Daily wager victimised in Rs 1.5 cr GST fraud

Paradip: Some miscreants allegedly cheated government exchequer of around Rs 1.5 crore GST in the name of a daily wager in Paradip area of Jagatsinghpur district. The victim identified as Bigyan Swain of Pitambarpur in Jagatsinghpur feigned ignorance about the fraudulent transaction. “I am shocked to know that some miscreants have used my documents to […]

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Pari Murder Case: Probe Intensifies, Marathon Questioning Of Babuli Nayak, Driver On

Nayagarh: The investigation into the alleged abduction and murder of 5-year-old Nayagarh girl Pari gathered steam with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) subjecting prime suspect Babuli Nayak to a second round of questioning on Saturday, even as his driver Bijay Behera has now been included in the ambit of the probe. Their questioning was underway […]

Puri Custodial Death: Post-Mortem Reports Make Startling Revelations

Puri: The post-mortem report of K Ramesh, who died in the custody of Baselisahi police two weeks ago, has created a sensation after it revealed that Ramesh was subjected to severe physical torture before his death. The report, accessed by OTV, has revealed that the body of the deceased bore as many as 16 injury […]

Haryana Minister Anil Vij Who Took Trial Covid-19 Vaccine Shot Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Haryana: Weeks after getting a shot of Covid vaccine, Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus infection. Conforming the news in a tweet today, Vij said that he has been tested positive for coronavirus and admitted to Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt where is he undergoing treatment now. “All those […]

Man Picked Up By Delhi Police In Bhadrak On Fraud Charges

Bhadrak: A special squad of Delhi police has picked up a man from Naraharipur village under Dhusuri police limits in the district on charges of a fraud to the tune of around Rs 1 crore. The accused belongs to Bari area of Jajpur district. He visited his in-laws house at Naraharipur area in Bhadrak district […]

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Odisha’s Kandhamal In The Grip Of Shivering Cold, Foggy Conditions

Kandhamal: Over the last few days, cold wave condition seems to be tightening its grip in Odisha’s Kandhamal district. Chilly winds coupled with dense fog conditions has made things bittersweet for people here as they are bracing up for a harsh winter this year. Official MeT reports suggest mercury has plummeted to below 12 degree […]

Odisha Reports 5 More Covid-19 Deaths, 409 New Cases

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 positive count continued to fall in Odisha with less than 500 daily cases reported in the past six days. The daily fatalities have also come down significantly since last week. The State on Saturday recorded 409 fresh positive cases while five more patients succumbed to the virus. With this, the infection tally […]

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For The First Time In 2 Years, Petrol Price Breaches Rs 83 Per Litre; Diesel Over Rs 73

New Delhi: For the first time in the last two years, the petrol price on Saturday breached the Rs 83 per litre-mark in Delhi after a rally in international oil prices forced a 13th increase in rates in the last fortnight. Petrol price on Saturday was raised by 27 paise per litre and diesel by […]

Activist Ranjan Das Murder: RTI Forum Demands CBI Probe, Calls For State-Wide Protest

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhiyan, a forum of RTI activists in the State, has decided to launch state-wide protests from December 6 to 12 and a protest in front of the Chief Minister’s residence on December 14 over the alleged police inaction in the murder case of RTI activist Ranjan Das that took place […]

Haryana Minister Anil Vij
Anil Vij Took Only 1st Dose Of Double-Dose Covid Vaccine, Clarifies Health Ministry

New Delhi: Hours after Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij, who was administered a dose of Covaxin last month, confirmed that he has been tested positive for coronavirus infection, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday clarified that Vij took only the first dose of the two-dose vaccine. “The antibodies against the infection build up […]