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Odisha: Two BJD Groups Clash During Rally In Puri

Puri: Two groups of BJD supporters reportedly clashed with each other over sloganeering during a rally in Puri on Saturday. The quarrel reportedly took place in the presence of BJD’s Puri MP Pinaki Mishra, Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash and senior BJD leader and former Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty. According to reports, hundreds of party supporters […]

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Odisha: RTI Activist Critical In Bomb Attack In Jajpur

Jajpur: A Right to Information (RTI) activist was injured critically after miscreants hurled bombs at his car near Imam Nagar near Dharmashala  in Jajpur district on Saturday night. The activist identified as Sarbeswar Beuria sustained critical burn injuries. He was initially admitted to Dharmashala Community Health Centre and later shifted to SCB Medical College and […]

Odisha CHSE Plus 2 Exam Form Fill-Up Date Extended
Odisha: Covid Concerns For Students During Exam Season

Bhubaneswar: A sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 positive cases especially at various educational institutes across Odisha has become a major cause of concerns for the students as examinations for various courses have begun at different institutes. Even as the institutes have conducted examinations amid strict adherence to the Covid guidelines, the situation still […]

'I Am Happiest One': Prativa Maharathy Opens Up Over Son's Candidature

Bhubaneswar: Setting aside all speculations, Prativa Maharathy, wife of late BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy has cleared the air by rubbishing media reports regarding her displeasure over son Rudra Pratap’s candidature for Pipili by-election. “I am indebted to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for giving priority to our family by nominating my son as the party […]

KalaGhar Empowering Odisha Women, Reviving Handicraft

New Delhi: Starting its journey from a small village in Odisha’s Balasore district with six artisans five years ago, KalaGhar is not only creating employment opportunities for rural women artisans, but also reviving handicrafts in Odisha. The craft-based social enterprise has empowered over 200 rural women aged between 19 and 50 years. Now, these women […]

Puri servitor
Odisha: Stone Idol Falls On Servitor At Ugra Nrusingha Temple In Puri

Puri: A servitor sustained critical injuries on his leg after portion of a stone idol fell on him at Ugra Nrusingha temple located in front of the west gate of Sri Jagannath Temple on Sunday. The servitor, identified as Jambeswar Mohapatra suffered bone fracture on his right leg. He was admitted to district headquarters hospital […]

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Odisha: Woman Critical Due To Wrong Medicine After IUD Removal

Baripada: A woman became critical due to alleged medical negligence during removal of an Intrauterine Device (IUD) copper-T, a kind of  contraceptive tool, from her uterus at Khadigaan health centre under Khunta block here in Mayurbhanj district. The woman identified as Shantilata Naik, a resident of Brundagadi under Udala police limits in the district was […]

Three injured as under-construction flyover collapses on Dwarka Expressway.
Under-Construction Flyover Collapses On Dwarka Expressway, 3 Injured

Gurugram: Two slabs of an under-construction flyover on the Dwarka Expressway near the Daultabad village Chowk collapsed on Sunday around 7.30 a.m. The broken span is part of the 29-km long expressway, which is intended to connect Kherki Daula on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway with Shiv Murti near Mahipalpur. According to the police, three persons were […]

COVID-19: Night Curfew Lifted In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Three days after the night curfew in the district that was imposed by the Nabarangpur district administration on March 25, 2021, the restrictions have been lifted on Sunday, March 28, 2021. As per reports, the decision to lift the night curfew was taken after the daily reported cases of COVID 19 reduced these days. […]

Advice For Mild asymptomatic Covid cases
Odisha Reports 290 New Covid Cases In Last 24 Hours, Tally Reaches 340194

Bhubaneswar: Amid concern over a second wave of COVID-19 in Odisha, the State has reported 290 fresh positive cases from across 22 districts in the last 24 hours taking the total caseload to 3, 401, 94. As many as 171 cases have been detected from quarantine while 119 have been infected from local contacts, official […]

Mann Ki Baat: PM Appeals Countrymen To Take Covid Vaccine
Mann Ki Baat: PM Appeals Countrymen To Take Covid Vaccine

New Delhi: Noting that India is currently running the world’s largest vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed all countrymen to take Covid-19 vaccine and reiterated his ‘dawaayi bhi kadayee bhi’ mantra to avoid spread of the pandemic. “It’s an appeal to all to take the vaccine…Do remember the mantra to fight corona- […]

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Three Odias Feature In PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' This Week

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Addressing on his weekly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised three Odia social activists who excelled in afforestation and promotion of COVID vaccination drive. The three persons who featured in PM’s speech are, Bijay Kabi from Kendrapara, Amaresh Samant from Paradip and Pushpa Shukla from Bhubaneswar. As […]

10 From IIT, 4 More From NIT Rourkela Test Covid-19 Positive; Another Educational Institution Sealed In Bhubaneswar
10 From IIT, 4 More From NIT Rourkela Test Covid-19 Positive; Another Educational Institution Sealed In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As many as 10 students tested positive for the Covid-19 at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar. “All have come from outside the State. They have tested positive for the virus during contact tracing. All have been put under quarantine,” Khordha Collector Sanat Kumar Mohanty said. As many as 40 swab samples were sent […]

Rudra Maharathy
Pipili Bypoll: Rudra Maharathy Receives Ticket From CM Naveen, To File Nominations On March 30

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating his commitment for the people of Pipili, BJD candidate and son of late party leader Pradeep Maharathy, Rudra Pratap on Sunday said that he would toil hard to complete the unfinished works of his late father. Soon after receiving the party ticket from chief minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence, Rudra said “I […]

Lightning & Thunderstorm Alert For Odisha; IMD Issues Orange Warning For 5 Districts

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued ‘Orange Warning’ with thunderstorm and lighting alert for five districts of Odisha. Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara between 0830 hours of March […]