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Odisha: Snake Venom Racket Busted In Bhubaneswar; 3 Held While Striking Rs 10 Lakh Deal

Bhubaneswar: Forest Department officials in the Capital City busted a racket allegedly involved in the smuggling of snake venom on Saturday. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Alok Kumar Mishra told OTV that 3 conduits of the racket were taken into custody while they were trying to strike a deal for the deadly venom which for which […]

Delhi Bans Holi Celebrations, Violators To Be Punished
Delhi Bans Holi Celebrations, Violators To Be Punished

New Delhi: Amid the concerns over the surge in the Covid-19 cases in the national capital with festivals round the corner, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday advised the people of the city not to organise gatherings as it might result in spreading of the virus. Jain said, “Holi celebrations and large gatherings will […]

Power Tariff Hike
Electricity Tariff Hiked In Odisha; Revised Rates Applicable From April 4, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday approved the proposal for hike in power tariff in the State by 30 paise per unit. As per an official statement, the tariff revision amounts to 5.60 % rise in the overall retail supply tariff. Now consumers will now have to pay Rs 3 per unit […]

Covid-19 Hit Engineering College Campus In Odisha’s Jharsuguda; 21 Test Positive

Jharsuguda: After triggering panic at some private educational institutes in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, the Covid-19 scare has now gripped an engineering college in Jharsuguda where 21 persons tested positive for the virus on Saturday. As per preliminary reports, the 21 positive cases include eight students and 13 teachers of the engineering […]

55.76% Polling In Bengal In 8 hours, 62.09% In Assam
55.76% Polling In Bengal In 8 hours, 62.09% In Assam

Kolkata: Eight hours after voting began for Assembly polls on Saturday, West Bengal seems to be showing an unprecedented enthusiasm for the electoral exercise, with around 55.76 per cent voter turnout already recorded in the first phase of polling. More than half of the 73 lakh electorate in the 30 Assembly constituencies had already cast […]

Mamata's Purported Audio Clip Seeking Help From BJP Leader To Win Nandigram Stirs Row In Bengal
Mamata's Purported Audio Clip Seeking Help From BJP Leader To Win Nandigram Stirs Row In Bengal

Kolkata: A huge controversy erupted on Saturday amid the polling for 30 assembly seats in West Bengal, with the BJP releasing an audio clip where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is purportedly heard cajoling a BJP leader from Nandigram to rejoin the TMC and help her win the seat. Banerjee is pitted against her former protege […]

COVID-19 Resurgence: Andhra Guv Biswa Bhusan Harichandan Cancels Holi Party
COVID-19 Resurgence: Andhra Guv Biswa Bhusan Harichandan Cancels Holi Party

Amaravati: Amid resurging Coronavirus infections in Andhra Pradesh, Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Saturday cancelled Holi festival celebrations and party at the Raj Bhavan. “Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has decided not to organise Holi celebrations at Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada this year, due to rise in number of Covid-19 cases,” said […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: BMC Clamps Additional Restrictions For Holi, Dola Purnima; Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now undertaken special measures to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 during the upcoming festivities. The move comes after steep hike in the number of new cases being reported from the city in the past few days. On Saturday, Khordha district reported highest 51 new Covid-19 cases in the […]

Girl's suicide
Odisha: Six Of Family Arrested For Abetting Girl's Suicide In Puri

Puri: Police today arrested six members of a family in connection with the mysterious death of an 18-year-old girl a Talajanga under Chandanpur police limits in the district. The arrested persons include brother, uncle and cousins of the deceased, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Kishore Mund said. A fresh case has been registered under Sections 306, […]

Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert Issued For Odisha Districts; IMD Sounds Yellow Warning

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted rain and thunderstorm for several parts of Odisha in the next 24 hours. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood and extends up to 1.5 km above mean sea level. The wind discontinuity at 0.9 km above mean sea level from Telangana to south […]

Rain, Thunderstorm Alert For 9 Odisha Dists, SRC Issues Advisory
Nor’wester Rain Brings Relief From Sizzling Heat In Parts Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: People in Odisha including the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar got the much needed respite from the scorching hot and humid conditions after heavy to moderate rains pounded several parts of the State on Saturday evening. As per reports, the driver of a tractor was killed at Balipadar in Ganjam district when he […]

Odisha: Strongest 'Cloud To Ground' Lightening Recorded In Bhubaneswar, 46 Kph Gusty Winds To Hit on March 28-29

Bhubaneswar: After dry days for a longer period, lightning struck with a bang in Odisha. Isolated places bordering the districts of Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati and Ganjam have recorded the first lightning in the evening hours today. Similarly, an analysis by ECMWF  shows that lightning at around 5:45 pm has been recorded at isolated places bordering […]

Hopelessness in Odisha Job Market! 5.6Lakh Stopped Searching Jobs In State, Says CMIE

Bhubaneswar: High sort of despondency seems to be ruling in the job market in Odisha. Since 2018, almost all of the 40 employment exchanges in the State have been recording a sharp fall in registrations by job-seeking youths. Such a grim home-truth popped up today when the Odisha Skill Development and Technical Education minister Premanand […]

High Courts Should Restrain From Making Off-The-Cuff Remarks: SC
SC To Examine If Consensual Relationship Involving Minors Is Punishable Under POCSO Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a critical question whether minors indulging in consensual relationship could be tried under stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2021. A bench headed by Justice Indira Banerjee sought response from Tamil Nadu government on a plea seeking clarity on the law for punishing […]

Assembly Election 2021: Over 79% Polling In Bengal, 72% In Assam In 10 Hours
Assembly Election 2021: Over 79% Polling In Bengal, 72% In Assam In 10 Hours

New Delhi: As many as 79.79 per cent voters exercised their franchise in ten hours of polling for 30 Assembly seats in West Bengal on Saturday while the voter turnout was around 72.14 per cent in Assam in the same period. More than half of the 73-lakh electorate in Bengal’s 30 Assembly constituencies have cast […]