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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Muslim Clerics Deny To Solemnise 'Nikaah' With Dowry, Loud Music
Muslim Clerics Deny To Solemnise 'Nikaah' With Dowry, Loud Music

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Clerics in Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband, have launched a countrywide campaign against the use of loud music and crackers during the wedding ceremonies. They have said that they will not solemnise ‘nikaah’ in such functions. This comes days after a cleric in Shamli district refused to solemnise a ‘nikaah’ after seeing […]

Fire Breaks Out In Govt Hospital In UP, Over 140 Patients Rescued
Fire Breaks Out In Govt Hospital In UP, Over 140 Patients Rescued

Kanpur: Over 140 patients were rescued after a fire broke out at the state-run LPS Institute of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Swaroop Nagar here on Sunday morning, the Uttar Pradesh government said. According to hospital officials, two high-risk patients died in the morning but the deaths were “not caused by the fire”. “Around 7.30 […]

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Woman Poisons Three Children, Two Succumb In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, two siblings died on Sunday after their mother allegedly made all three children consume poison and also drank it herself in an attempt to kill self in Mendhashala under Chandaka Police limits on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. While two children (aged 2 and 3 years both male) died under treatment […]

Hizbul Mujahideen Militant Among Two Killed In J&K Encounter
Hizbul Mujahideen Militant Among Two Killed In J&K Encounter

Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant, who had gone to Pakistan for arms training and returned last week, was among the two ultras killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian on Saturday, police said on Sunday. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the encounter in Wangam area of South Kashmir’s […]

Suresh Routray
Pipili Bypolls: Delay In Congress' Candidate Announcement Sends Wrong Message, Says Suresh Routray

Bhubaneswar: Targeting his own party, Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Sunday said, inordinate delay in party’s candidate announcement for the impending bypolls of Pipili, is sending a wrong signal to the public. And the sooner they decide upon a name is better for the party. “We have sent five names to party’s central leadership in […]

COVID-19 Surge: Delhi Adds 200 Containment Zones In Two Days, Total 1,506
COVID-19 Surge: Delhi Adds 200 Containment Zones In Two Days, Total 1,506

New Delhi: Delhi has been seeing a sharp increase in new coronavirus cases in the last two weeks, especially since March 23 when the daily tally crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time this year, and the number of containment zones is also seeing a rapid upward trend, with 800 added in less than […]

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Covid-19: Puri Jagannath Temple To Remain Closed On Sundays For Sanitisation

Puri: The Jagannath temple in Puri will again remain out of bounds for devotees once every week. As per the latest decision, the 12th-century shrine will remain closed every Sunday for carrying out necessary sanitization activities, informed Krishan Kumar, Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (STJA) today. “Today, the Dola Purnima rituals and Suna […]

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Nandankanan Welcomes New Guests, White Tigress Bijaya Delivers 3 Cubs

Bhubaneswar: Spreading bouts of happiness for wildlife lovers, white tigress Bijaya gave birth to three cubs on Sunday at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar. As per the information provided by the zoo authorities, Bijaya delivered one cub in the morning and then delivered two more cubs in the afternoon. Nandankanan now has a total […]

BJP Press Meet
Bomb Attack On Odisha RTI Activist: Bring BJD MLA Under Probe, Demands BJP

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the Odisha government over the bombing on RTI activist Sarbeswar Beura in Jajpur on Saturday, BJP Vice-President Bhrugu Baxipatra warned of a large scale protest if the BJD MLA, whose name has been mentioned in the FIR, is not arrested. Addressing a presser, Baxipatra said, “Beura is an active RTI activist and a […]

SUV Case: NIA Fishes Out Evidence Dumped By Sachin Vaze In Mithi River
SUV Case: NIA Fishes Out Evidence Dumped By Sachin Vaze In Mithi River

Mumbai: Signalling a major breakthrough in the SUV case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday managed to retrieve some electronic devices and other key evidence from the Mithi River in which they were allegedly dumped by arrested Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze. The NIA took Vaze and a team of divers to the river’s […]

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Play Holi At Home Not On Roads, Appeals Commissionerate Police

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Sunday warned of stern action against persons violating Covid-19 norms issued by Odisha government and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) during Holi celebrations tomorrow. Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash said that already Holi celebrations on roads and congregations at other public places have been restricted by the State government and BMC in view […]

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