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Protests In Odisha Over Power Tariff Hike; Opposition Slams Govt

Bhubaneswar: Protests gained momentum in Odisha a day after Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) approved a hike in the existing power tariff in the State. Though there has been a rise of 30 paise per KWH/kVAh in power tariffs for the category of consumers other than BPL families and for irrigation, the decision to increase […]

Sportstar Honours Odisha
Sportstar Honours Odisha With Decade’s Best State For Promotion Of Sports

Bhubaneswar: Leading sports magazine Sportstar on Sunday felicitated Odisha with the Decade’s Best State for Promotion of Sports for the period from 2011 to 2020. Hockey stalwart M M Somaya handed over the award to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a special function organized at the convention hall of Loka Seva Bhawan glittered with eminent […]

Pipili Bypoll: Congress Fields Ajit Mangaraj For By-Elections
Pipili Bypoll: Congress Names Ajit Mangaraj As Party Candidate

Bhubaneswar: The Congress has nominated Ajit Mangaraj to contest the upcoming bypoll to the Pipili Assembly constituency in Odisha. The All India Congress Committee has given the final nod for the candidature of Mangaraj from the Assembly segment which will go to polls on April 17. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee had shortlisted Mangaraj’s name for […]

President Clears Bill Giving Delhi LG More Powers

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday approved the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) (Amendment) Bill 2021, which was passed by Parliament last week. The Union Home Ministry will now determine when it comes into effect. The development came just as Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener […]

Paradip Port
Odisha: 14 Staff Of A Ship At Paradip Port Test Positive For Covid-19

Paradip: As many as 14 staff of a ship anchored at Paradip port tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. All of the infected persons have been shifted from Paradip to a Covid hospital in Bhubaneswar. According to reports, a total of 25 people had reached the port in the ship which had last anchored at […]

Odisha: Holi Celebrated Across State Amid Covid-19 Restrictions; See Pics

Bhubaneswar: Celebration with caution was the norm as people across Odisha celebrated ‘Holi’–the festival of colours amid Covid-19 restrictions on Monday. With a surge in Covid-19, the Odisha government has restricted Holi celebrations in the State anticipating that the festival has the potential to cause the virus to spread. In view of the pandemic, the […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: Major Announcement By Odisha Education Minister On Closure Of Schools

Bhubaneswar: The recent reports of Covid-19 cases across several educational institutions in Odisha including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has raised speculations over the continuation of physical classes for 9 and 11 which resumed last month after closure for almost a year due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Clearing the air on the rumours amid the […]

IIT, Bhubaneswar Campus "COVID-19 Free": Director

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar claimed that its campus is completely “COVID-19 free” though some coronavirus cases have been detected in the isolated quarantine centre. So far the campus has been COVID free except for 5 cases in September, 2020 and now some in the isolated quarantine centre, IIT, Bhubaneswar, Director, Prof […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: Odisha Reports 208 Fresh Cases, 1 Death In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 cases surged further in Odisha on Monday when 208 persons tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, informed the State I&PR Department. The State also reported one death with the demise of a 35 years old male Covid positive patient of Kalahandi district. He was also suffering from diabetic keto-acidosis […]

Holi 2021: Prez Kovind, PM Modi & Others Extend Holi Greetings

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended their greetings to countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Holi. President Ram Nath Kovind greeted the country on the auspicious occasion.“Greetings to all fellow citizens on Holi. The festival of colours, Holi, is a festival of social harmony which brings about […]

Julal Adeni
Odisha: 'Nida Bhara Rati'-Fame Eminent Music Director Julal Adeni Passes Away

Cuttack: Noted veteran Odia film music director Jalal Adeni passed away following a massive cardiac arrest at his residence in Buxi Bazar on Monday morning. He was 85. According to family sources, Adeni was not keeping well since long on account of illness. Born on June 23, 1936 at Bhanjanagar area in Ganjam district, Adeni […]

5 Militants Gunned Down In Anti-Naxal Operation In Maharashtra

Nagpur: Five Naxals were killed on Monday morning in an operation conducted by police against the rebels in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, a senior police official said. The anti-Naxal operation is still on, he said. “Five Naxals were killed in the operation in Khobramenda forest area of Gadchiroli,” the official said. On Saturday, the district police […]

Truck Enroute To Odisha From Delhi Fined Rs 44 Lakh; Highest In State So Far

Keonjhar: A gutkha and tobacco products laden truck which was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Delhi was fined Rs 44 lakh on the charges of tax evasion. A team of Barbil City (Commercial Tax) and GST Enforcement unit had intercepted the truck near Murusuan area under Champua police limits in Keonjhar district on Sunday. […]

Odisha: Woman Police Officer Suspended For Making Pregnant Woman Walk 3 Kilometres

Mayurbhanj: A senior woman police officer has been suspended after she allegedly made a pregnant woman walk for 3 kilometres when the latter was found not wearing a helmet while riding pillion on a bike. Mayurbhanj Superintendent of Police (SP) Smit P. Parmar suspended the Officer-in-charge (OIC) of Sarat Police Station, Reena Baxala, on Sunday […]

Celebrations Amid Pandemic Caution: Odisha Shows The Way

Bhubaneswar: The instruction was loud and clear- play Holi at home to keep Covid-19 at bay. Nobody ever thought people will take the standard government appeal seriously after a year-long waiting. However, to everybody’s surprise, the people of Odisha responded to the call and ensured fair play in true festive spirit. Self-discipline held key to […]