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Cold Wave To Sweep Odisha From Dec 18: IMD, ECMWF

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha is yet to see the sweeping cold wave conditions till Friday, the big forecast here is wintry chill will soon take the State in its grip. Get ready with your winter wears, as the prediction is Christmas night and morning will be chilly this year. As per the latest ECMWF forecast, […]

Farm Bills: Successful Paddy Procurement System In Odisha Should Not Get Upset, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Centre should have discussed with all the stakeholders before passing the Farm Bills, or else such unrest among the farming community across the country would not have erupted. But in any case, the successful model of paddy procurement system that has been in operation in the state from many years now should not get […]

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Curious Case Of Missing 'Pihu': Jajpur Police Pulls Up Socks After OTV Report

Jajpur: Investigation in the curious case of two-year-old minor girl ‘Pihu’, who allegedly went missing from her village in Madhusudanpur area last August has been sped up by police. As per reports, the probe into the case which was entrusted to an Asst Sub-Inspector (ASI) level officer has now been handed over to the Inspector-In-Charge […]

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Woman Maoist Neutralised By Security Forces In Kandhamal

Phulbani/Cuttack: One woman cadre Maoist was shot dead in an exchange of fire between Left-Wing Extremists (LWE) and the security forces on Friday informed the Director General (DG) of Odisha Police. As per reports, firearms and four rounds of bullets and other Maoists articles were recovered from the spot. A press release issued by the […]

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Odisha: Couple Electrocuted In Vegetable Field

Aska: In a tragic incident, a couple was electrocuted after coming in contact with an 11 KV live transmission wire which has reportedly snapped at Burupada village under Hinjilicut police station here on Saturday morning. The deceased have been identified as Bishnu Samal and his wife Hina Samal. According to local sources, the mishap took […]

Thick Blanket Of Fog Engulfs Odisha; Vehicular Movement Hit In Twin City

Bhubaneswar: As per India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast, a thick blanket of dense fog engulfed several parts of Odisha including the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Though early-risers had the opportunity to witness the thick pall of mist, the dense cover of fog also created troubles for hundreds of motorists who were […]

Major Crackdown On Narcotics Trade In Odisha; Ganja Worth Over Rs 70 Lakh Seized

Koraput: In a major crackdown on illegal narcotics trade, over 700 kilograms of Ganja (dry cannabis) has been seized following raids by Lamtaput and Padua police in Koraput district in the past 24 hours. The market price of the seized narcotics is said to be around Rs 70 lakh. As per reports, two teams led […]

Odisha: Big Announcement For Aspirants Of OCS, Combined Competitive Recruitment Exams 2020

Bhubaneswar: Good news for aspirants as the Odisha government has decided to grant one more attempt to appear the Odisha Civil Services and Combined Competitive Recruitment Examinations, 2020. As per a latest notification issued by General Administration and Public Grievances Department, the intending candidates who have appeared in OCSE-2018 or OCSE-2019, but are otherwise ineligible […]

Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: PM Modi Wishes Tamil Superstar As He Turns 70
Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: PM Modi Wishes Tamil Superstar As He Turns 70

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his best wishes to Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth on his 70th birthday on Saturday. “Dear @rajinikanth Ji, wishing you a Happy Birthday! May you lead a long and healthy life,” he tweeted. Dear @rajinikanth Ji, wishing you a Happy Birthday! May you lead a long and healthy life. […]

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Odisha Bar Association Polls Kick Start, Keen Contest On Card

Cuttack: Keen contest for several key posts appears to be on cards as the interim elections to all bar associations affiliated to the Odisha State Bar Council (OSBC) kick started across the State on Saturday morning. The polling process for the elections, which are being held to form the annual executive body of the bar […]

EPFO FAQs On Reduction In Statutory Rate
Reduction In Statutory Rate Of EPF Contribution; All FAQs Answered

Bhubaneswar: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has announced to provide relief to the employers and employees of the establishments covered under the EPF & MP Act, 1952 distressed by Lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19 and other disruptions due to the pandemic. The reduction in statutory rate of contributions from 12% to 10% for wage […]

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No Road, No Ambulance: Patients In Odisha Carried On Bullock Cart For 5 Kms

Nabarangpur: The tall claims of Odisha government of providing quality healthcare seem to be falling flat as non-motorable roads continue to pose a hindrance to the ambulance services in rural belts of the State. In absence of a pucca road, as many as three patients of Patakhalia area under Chandahandi block of Nabarangpur district reportedly […]

Odisha: After Pari, Another Girl Goes Missing In Nayagarh

Nayagarh: At a time when the mysterious kidnapping and murder of five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ in Nayagarh has created shockwaves in Odisha, another girl from the district has reportedly gone missing. As per reports, the three-year-old girl was last seen playing near her house at Dadhipatna village under Ranpur block in the district on Friday afternoon. […]

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'Free Toll' Movement Today As Odisha Farmers Intensify Protest Against Centre's New Farm Laws

Bhubaneswar: As talks with the Government regarding the three farm reform laws proved to be ‘inconclusive’, the farmers’ organisations have now intensified the agitation and taken over the toll plazas across the country as part of their ongoing protest. The farmers have conquered almost all the toll plazas in the country today, as decided by […]

Odisha Shivers As Mercury Drops To 12 Degree Celsius; Phulbani Coldest

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha are now in the grip of cold wave conditions with mercury dropping below 12 degree Celsius in two places in the past 24 hours. As per the latest data shared by India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, Phulbani recorded lowest minimum temperature of 9.5 degree Celsius. Apart from […]