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Odisha: Covid-19 Second Wave Unlikely; Vaccine By December End

Cuttack: In what could come as a major relief for people in Odisha, possibility of a second COVID-19 wave in the State is unlikely, said Dr Jayant Panda, Technical Spokesperson of the State Health Department on Saturday. While talking to reporters on the sidelines of unveiling of website of Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital, […]

Pathaks, Panigrahis, And The 'Plot': NCRB Says 51 PC Odisha Vigilance Cases End Up In Acquittal
Pathaks, Panigrahis, And The 'Plot': NCRB Says 51 PC Odisha Vigilance Cases End Up In Acquittal

Bhubaneswar: When the State is agog with daily detection of ‘tainted’ jackpots of the Pathaks, and the Odisha Vigilance as usual grabbing all the limelight with the Pathaks and Panigrahis busy calling it a ‘plot’ to fix them, here is a big shocker dropped by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data over the years. […]

Odisha Congress Extends Support To Bharat Bandh On December 8

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Congress on Saturday extended support to the Bharat Bandh called by the farmers protesting at Singhu Border against the new farm reform laws. “We urge people to come out in large numbers and support the Bharat Bandh call given by the farmers, as they are our Annadatas,” said Odisha Pradesh […]

Odisha: 6 Kg Gold, 240 Kg Silver Seized From Car In Ganjam

Berhampur: In a major haul, a police team in Ganjam district seized 6 kg gold and 240 kg silver while they were being illegally transported in a car on Saturday. Gosani Nuagaon police have recovered the gold and silver from the car and nabbed three persons in this connection. They are being interrogated by the […]

Farmers' Protest: 5th Round Of Govt-Farmer Talks Remain Inconclusive, Next Meet On Wednesday
Farmers' Protest: 5th Round Of Govt-Farmer Talks Remain Inconclusive, Next Meet On Wednesday

New Delhi: The fifth round of parleys between the government and farmer leaders remained inconclusive on Saturday with both sides adamant on their stand over the three contentious farm laws. The next meet is scheduled on December 9 with farmers giving a ‘Bharat Bandh’ call on December 8. Heated arguments and written placards in “Yes […]

Neeraj Chopra, Other Javelin Throwers Begin Training In Bhubaneswar
Neeraj Chopra, Other Javelin Throwers Begin Training In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: India’s top javelin throwers, including Olympic-bound Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh began their month-long training camp at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. The team has shifted base from NIS Patiala, which is very cold at the peak of winter, to the Odisha capital, which will be comparatively warmer than the Punjab city. The […]

7 Years On, Phailin Aid Still Eludes Victims In Puri

Puri: Seven years have passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm Phailin wreaked utter devastation in the State, but, many people whose houses were damaged by the cyclone are still to receive any compensation. There are hundreds of such beneficiaries in Brahmagiri area of Puri district who are spending their lives in damaged houses as […]

Minor Boy 'Hangs Self' After Parents Scold Him For Watching Videos On Mobile

Khordha: In a tragic incident, a 14-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after he was ticked off by his parents for spending too much time on watching videos on mobile phone. The incident took place at Gadamanatri village under Begunia police limits in Khordha district on Saturday. According to reports, on Saturday afternoon, the minor was […]

Odisha Sets Eyes On SOPs For Reopening Of Schools, Colleges

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha government hinting at reopening of schools and colleges on a priority basis following a decline in the number of Covid-19 infections, all eyes are now on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be adopted by the government to conduct classes amid the pandemic. According to sources, the State School and Mass […]

Cuttack: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman, 1 Overpowered

Cuttack: In a daring act, some locals overpowered a miscreant while the latter was trying to flee after snatching a gold chain from a woman near Gopalpur area here in the town on Saturday. However, another miscreant managed to escape after firing blank shots. According to reports, two miscreants came on a black-coloured Pulsar bike, […]

Chhattisgarh: Naxals Free Abducted CoBRA Jawan Rakeshwar
Chhattisgarh: Naxals Free Abducted CoBRA Jawan Rakeshwar

Raipur: CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was abducted by Naxals during Bijapur attack on April 3, has been released by them, informed Chhattisgarh police on Wednesday. Today is the…

Odisha: Speeding Train Kills Jumbo In Sambalpur

Sambalpur: An elephant was killed after being hit by Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Intercity Express near Gargadbahal village between Jujumura and Hatibari area of the district on Saturday. According to local sources, the speeding train hit the pachyderm while it was crossing the railway track. Receiving the information, Forest and Railway officials reached the spot and started an […]

Konark Dance Festival
WATCH: Odissi, Kathak Artistes Enthrall Audience On Concluding Day Of Konark Dance Festival

Konark: Audience saw some dazzling performances by Odissi and Kathak artistes on the final day of Konark Dance Festival on Saturday. On the concluding day, the fest opened with ‘Mangalcharan’ dedicated to Lord Sun, the presiding deity of Konark by the senior artists of Bhubaneswar-based Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre. It was followed […]

Brick kiln
Nilagiri Minor Girl Rape And Murder: Childline Members Meet Victim’s Family

Balasore: In a new twist to the alleged rape and murder of the 13-year-old girl in Nilagiri, a Childline team on Saturday said that the victim was engaged at the brick kiln as a child labourer. During their visit, the delegates discussed about the incident with the victim’s family members after conducting an on-the-spot investigation […]

Odisha Govt To Promote Rice Bran Oil Units

Bhubaneswar: Rice bran, once considered not of much use beyond cattle feed and fuel in Odisha, has come as a boon for farmers because of agri-technology popularization initiatives taken up by the state government. Considering the potential for production of rice bran oil in Odisha, Chief Secretary A K Tripathy at a high level meeting […]