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Desire To Merge With Odisha
Role Reversal! Andhra Villagers Want To Merge With Odisha

Koraput: In an unexpected turn of events at Odisha-Andhra border in Koraput, residents of at least 14 villages under Salur block of Andhra Pradesh have expressed their desire to merge with Odisha. Amid Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border dispute involving Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput where Andhra Pradesh has been claiming its rights on four of the […]

3 Odisha Cricketers In India Squad For Tri-Nation Blind T-20 Tourney
3 Odisha Cricketers In India Squad For Tri-Nation Blind T-20 Tourney

Bhubaneswar: Three players from Odisha have been selected in the India squad for Tri- Nation Blind T-20 Cricket Tournament to be played in Bangladesh in April. The players are Kalia Pradhan, Mohammed Jafar Iqbal  and Pankaj Bhue. While Pradhan and Iqbal have been selected in B1 category (totally blind) Bhue is placed in the partially […]

Odisha's Women Green Warriors Leading By Example

Nayagarh: Several studies and reports have found that local communities play a big role in conservation, sometimes bigger than the government agencies. A great reminder of this is the Chipko Movement, where women resisted deforestation in Uttar Pradesh (now Uttarakhand). Or, how a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh has prevented the critically-endangered Bugun Liocichla songbird from […]

Surge In Covid-19
Odisha Witnesses Surge In Covid-19 In Districts Bordering Chhattisgarh

Nuapada: A steady surge in the number of Covid-19 infections in the districts bordering Chhattisgarh has come as a huge concern for Odisha at a time when the State authorities are on toes to contain any possible full-fledged wave of the virus cases. A spurt in the positive cases in Nuapada district is probably the […]

16 Maoists Killed In Odisha In 2020: Report

Bhubaneswar: Sixteen members of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit were killed in gun-battles with security forces in Odisha last year, a report said on Friday. Seven civilians and two policemen also lost their lives to the violence, it said. As many as 34 red rebels were arrested and 21 surrendered before the police in 2020, […]

NIT-Rourkela To Conduct Semester Examinations Through Online

Rourkela: In wake of the resurgence in Coronavirus pandemic, the National Institute of Technology (NIT)- Rourkela has decided to conduct their forthcoming semester examinations through online mode. The development comes after students of the institute protested the administration’s plan to hold end semester examinations through offline mode despite the spurt in Covid-19 infections. NIT-Rourkela stated […]

Covid cases odisha
Corona Cases Stick Above 200 In Odisha For 3rd Straight Day

Bhubaneswar: New cases of SARS-nCoV infection have begun to paint a disconcerting picture for Odisha with the State on Saturday recording more than 200 cases for the third straight day in a row. As per the State Health department data, a total of 210 fresh Covid cases have been reported from various parts of the […]

CBI Raid
Anjana Mishra Gang-Rape Case: CBI Raids Prime Accused Biban 's Residence

Cuttack: In a major development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday night raided the house of the prime accused in the sensational Anjana Mishra gang-rape case — Bibekananda Biswal alias Biban. According to reports, a three-member team of CBI sleuths raided the house of Biswal at Naranapur village under Baranga block in the […]

Assembly Elections 2021: 7.72% In Bengal Till 9am, 10% Turnout In Assam

Kolkata: There has been 7.72 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 a.m., in the first phase of polling for the 294-seat West Bengal Assembly, said the Election Commission on Saturday. More than 73 lakh voters will exercise their franchise polling for 30 seats with 191 candidates in the fray. The first phase includes those […]

VP Venkaiah Naidu To Grace 600th Birth Anniversary Celebrations Of Adi Kabi Sarala Das

Bhubaneswar: The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu will visit Odisha for two days starting April 2. As per the official itinerary, Naidu is scheduled to land at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at 11.15 am on April 2 and will head straight to Raj Bhawan by road for lunch. Later in […]

Govt Chalks Out 4-Point Plan To deal With Blockage Of Suez Canal

New Delhi: The government on Friday said a four-point plan has been chalked out to deal with the situation arising from the blockage of Suez Canal. The plan was chalked out in a meeting convened by the logistics division, Ministry of Commerce. It includes prioritisation of cargo, freight rates, advisory to ports and re-routing of […]

President Ram Nath Kovind Referred To AIIMS

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has been shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday for further treatment. His condition is stated to be “stable”. “He is being referred to AIIMS, Delhi for further investigation,” Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said in a statement. He was admitted the Army’s […]

Anganwadi Centres
Odisha: 1567 New Anganwadi Centres To Come Up In State

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has fixed a target to set up as many as 1567 new Anganwadi centers in the areas reeling under acute child malnutrition problem. “The new centers will be established in the tribal-dominated districts worst hit by child malnutrition issues on a priority basis,” said Women and Child Development Minister Tukuni Sahu […]

Assembly Elections 2021: 36.09% Polling In Bengal In 5 Hours Amid Skirmishes

Kolkata: Voters in West Bengal were found queuing up in large numbers outside polling stations across the 30 assembly constituencies with 36.09 polling recorded in the first five hours on Saturday. Over one-third of the 73 lakh electorates have already cast their votes by noon in five districts registering their choice from the 191 candidates […]

fire mishap
Massive Fire Damages Abandoned Bio-Diesel Plant In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A major fire broke out at an abandoned biodiesel production plant located at Raghuala Sahi under Champua police limits of Keonjhar district on Friday evening. Though no casualties have been reported yet, the flames have engulfed the nearby forest and farmland destroying rich medicinal plants and cultivation in huge tract of land, said locals. […]