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Low-Pressure Alert in Andaman Seas: How Will It Impact Odisha

Bhubaneswar: When Odisha has been witnessing the initial moments of  Covid-19 second wave, the IMD’s Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC), the niche cyclone tracking agency for the entire north Indian Ocean, has today hoisted an alert of low-pressure area (LOPAR) in the south-east Bay of Bengal (the Andaman seas). For people in Odisha, the LOPAR […]

Minor Rape Survivor Paraded With Accused: NCPCR Asks MP Police To Submit Inquiry Report
Minor Rape Survivor Paraded With Accused: NCPCR Asks MP Police To Submit Inquiry Report

New Delhi: The apex child rights body, NCPCR, on Tuesday asked the Madhya Pradesh Police to submit an inquiry report within 24 hours into the alleged rape of a minor who was paraded with the accused in public after tying them with ropes. A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old man on Sunday […]

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COVID19: Odisha Will Take 3-long Years To Vaccinate 1.16 cr 45+ People!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has administered a total of over 22 lakh Covid-19 doses to date, the fully vaccinated population to date in the State stood at a mere 0.84per cent. The State has been ranked at number 8th in the country. As per the data available with the Union Health Ministry, the number of […]

West Bengal Elections 2021: Campaigning For Second Phase Ends Today
West Bengal Elections 2021: Campaigning For Second Phase Ends Today

Kollkata: Campaigning for the second phase of West Bengal assembly poll ended on Tuesday evening, setting the stage for the voting in 30 constituencies spread across four districts on April 1. The fate of 171 candidates will be decided in the second phase by 75,94,549 voters who will exercise their franchise in 10,620 polling booths […]

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Snake Venom Racket: Is Odisha A New Transit Point For The Rare Narco Trade?

Bhubaneswar: Last week’s arrest of six persons including a woman on charges of smuggling around 1.5 litres of snake venom from the State capital took everyone by surprise as Odisha rarely featured as a point for the transit of the deadly poison which is used as a potent narcotics for abusers in China and South-East […]

7-Yr Jail Term, Over Rs 28 Lakh Fine For Degree College Clerk In Odisha
7-Yr Jail Term, Over Rs 28 Lakh Fine For Degree College Clerk In Odisha

Bhawanipatna: A Special Vigilance Court on Tuesday sentenced a clerk to seven years of imprisonment and slapped a whopping penalty of Rs 28.57 lakh after convicting him in a disproportionate assets case. Pradeep Kumar Sahu, Junior Clerk of the Degree Women’s College, Dharmagarh in Kalahandi district, was arrested in 2014 on charges of accumulating assets […]

Minor Girl In UP Sets Herself Ablaze After Being Molested
Minor Girl In UP Sets Herself Ablaze After Being Molested

Hamirpur (UP): A 15-year-old girl set herself ablaze at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur district on Tuesday after allegedly being molested by a boy, police said. The girl has been rushed to Kanpur for advanced treatment as she has received severe burn injuries. Hamirpur Superintendent of Police Narendra Kumar Singh said that on Monday, […]

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Odisha Turns Hot Cauldron: Baripada Sizzles At Season's Highest Of 44.6 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Respite seems to have become a dream for people in Odisha with the State scorching under intense heat wave. The Baripada city in the State on Tuesday recorded the season’s highest maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees while 16 places saw mercury jump above 40 Celsius degree mark. Below Baripada, as many as four places […]

Odisha Farmer Distributes Free Vegetables, Appeals On Social Media To Help Needy
Odisha Farmer Distributes Free Vegetables, Appeals On Social Media To Help Needy

Bhubaneswar: “All we need is money to eat and money to cover our skin. These are basic human needs. Other expenses can be taken care of. That’s why I continue to help others without thinking too much about saving money for myself.” These words by Chhayarani Sahu sum up her charitable side, one that she […]

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Corona Resurgence: Centre Asks States To Prepare District Action Plan, Emergency Ops Centre

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Taking stern cognizance of a significant rise in the cases of SARS-nCoV infections across the country, the Union Government on Tuesday directed the authorities of all the States/UTs to ramp up fightback operations at the district level on an urgency basis. In a letter to the chief secretaries of all States/UTs, Health Secretary […]

Assam Elections 2021: Campaigning Ends For Second Phase, Polling On Thursday
Assam Elections 2021: Campaigning Ends For Second Phase, Polling On Thursday

Guwahati: Campaigning ended on Tuesday for the second phase of polling in Assam on Thursday for 39 of the 126 Assembly constituencies where the fate of 345 candidates, including 26 women aspirants, will be decided. The second phase of elections would be held mostly in central and southern Assam and the seats include six reserved […]

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Spurt In Edible Oil Prices Swoons Consumers, Opposition Blames Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid rising fuel prices, skyrocketing rates of edible oils have dealt a double shock to the consumers in Odisha. The situation has forced the State government to come under intense criticism of the Opposition political parties. According to sources, price of the kitchen essential has become dearer by 60 to 70 per cent in […]

Security Forces Engage In Gun Battle With Maoists In Odisha
Security Forces Engage In Gun Battle With Maoists In Odisha

Phulbani: An exchange of fire took place between security forces and Maoist ultras in a dense forest in Kandhamal district, a police officer said here on Tuesday. No casualty was reported from either side due to the gunfight that broke out on Monday night near Raighara village under Gochhada police station area. Acting on a […]

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Odisha Reiterates Demand For 2nd AIIMS In Sundergarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das on Tuesday made fresh proposal to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to set up the second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the State at Sundergarh. Das suggested that the existing infrastructures of a medical college and hospital at Sundergarh can be used for the […]

Prioritise High Risk Groups Among 45 Plus For Covid-19 Vaccination: Govt To Collectors
Prioritise High Risk Groups Among 45 Plus For Covid-19 Vaccination: Govt To Collectors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha health department on Tuesday directed all district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to prioritise high risk groups among citizens of 45 years and above for COVID-19 vaccination commencing April 1. The health department has categorised street vendors, meat/fish sellers, auto / bus drivers, School /college teachers, salon/ barber shop employees, security guards, restaurant staff […]

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