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Covid-19 Surge: Odisha Issues Fresh Guidelines, Bans Congregations For Religious Festivals In April

Bhubaneswar: It is testing time now not only for the people, but also for the State government following a steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the past one week. For the second time in row, the daily Covid-19 cases crossed the 200-mark in the State on Friday, prompting the government to issue fresh guidelines to […]

SC Sets Aside NCLAT Order Restoring Cyrus Mistry As Executive Chairman Of Tata Group

New Delhi: In a huge victory for Tata Group, the Supreme Court on Friday accepted all contentions of the Tata conglomerate and set aside the order of the NCLAT, which restored Cyrus Mistry as the executive chairman of the Tata conglomerate. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said all questions of law are […]

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Odisha: Kalinga Stadium To Host AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022

Bhubaneswar: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday selected Kalinga Stadium in the Capital City along with two other stadiums in the country to host the prestigious AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 TM . The tournament, which will provide the ultimate backdrop for some of the finest players in Asian and world women’s football, […]

PM Modi Pays Homage To Martyrs Of Bangladesh War Of Independence

Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the National Martyr’s memorial at Savar here and paid homage to those who died in the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence. On reaching the memorial, Modi also planted a sapling of the Arjuna tree there. “This sapling has been planted as a mark of respect for the […]

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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 […]