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Interim order for 'Shivling' protection to continue, suit transferred to district judge: SC
Interim order for 'Shivling' protection to continue, suit transferred to district judge: SC

The top court also asked Varanasi's District Magistrate to consult with parties to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for 'wuzu' (pre-prayer abolutions).

BJD Leader Debasis Samantray
Anubhav Mohanty was nowhere in sight during Panchayat polls, says BJD Kendrapara observer

When asked about Mohanty’s political career, Samantray said, “The rumours about him being sidelined by the party are baseless. He is the MP of Kendrapara and he is regularly invited to all the meetings in the district. As far as his election campaigning is concerned, he was nowhere to be seen during the Panchayat poll campaigns.”

Centre to begin Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 to accelerate Covid vax drive
Centre to begin Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 to accelerate Covid vax drive

Union Health Secretary also stressed on a clear and effective communication strategy for increasing the pace of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination, noting that customised regional communication best practices have yielded appreciable results in vaccination coverage.

Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court, soon to be sent to jail
Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court, soon to be sent to jail

The Supreme Court had Thursday sentenced Sidhu to one-year rigorous imprisonment in the road-rage case, saying any undue sympathy in imposing an inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law.

RBI to pay Rs 30,307 crore dividend to govt for FY22
RBI to pay Rs 30,307 crore dividend to govt for FY22

The board also discussed the working of RBI during the year April 2021 March 2022 and approved the annual report and accounts for the accounting year 2021-22, the statement said.

Orissa High Court rejects bail to MLA Prashant Jagdev in road rage case
Orissa High Court rejects bail to MLA Prashant Jagdev in road rage case

The Orissa High Court on Friday declined to grant bail to Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev in connection with a road rage incident caused by the legislator which left as many as 22 people injured in Khordha in March earlier this year.

Covid booster needed for broad protection against Omicron variants, studies show
Covid booster needed for broad protection against Omicron variants, studies show

Based on the neutralisation pattern, the researchers said, one booster shot can protect against BA.2 and Deltacron, and they do not suspect that BA.3 will become predominant because it is sensitive to neutralisation by even two doses.

Odisha EOW arrests ponzi director from Brindavan for duping investors of Rs 1.5 cr
Odisha EOW arrests ponzi director from Brindavan for duping investors of Rs 1.5 cr

Prince Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, has been accused of forging documents and misappropriating Rs 1.5 crore from investors in Odisha.

Monkeypox spreads to more European countries, Australia, Canada
Monkeypox spreads to more European countries, Australia, Canada

Health officials in Australia have confirmed a case in Victoria and another likely case in New South Wales (NSW).

Man presumed dead returns home after 2 years, remarries wife
Man presumed dead returns home after 2 years, remarries wife

The man, Ghasi Amanatya from Podapadar village under Borigumma block in Koraput, who had gone missing, reunited with his family recently and tied the knot with the love of his life

Rocketry
Madhavan's 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' receives standing ovation at Cannes

The screening of the film was greeted with a thunderous applause as it received a standing ovation from the full-house for 10 minutes.

Union Health Min Mansukh Mandaviya
Over 60% India's teenagers fully vaccinated against Covid

India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 191.96 crore as of Friday morning. This has been achieved through 2,41,17,166 sessions.

Kangana Ranaut
#BoycottDhaakad trends on Twitter, netizens upset with Kangana Ranaut

One of the main reasons is Kangana's changing attitude towards Bollywood and the A-listers prior to her movie's release.

Professor in Odisha's Ravenshaw grows flowers without soil
Professor in Odisha's Ravenshaw grows flowers without soil

After converting a small portion of Green House located at Botany department into a beautiful garden, Khirod has adopted hydroponic farming to grow flower plants like marigold, gerbera and petunia even without soil. 

Lovelorn youth kills self over ‘betrayal’, self-shot video goes viral
Lovelorn youth kills self over ‘betrayal’, self-shot video goes viral

A self-shot video of Soumya Ranjan Parida, a resident of Puri Gadisagoda area, cutting his wrist before his death has gone viral.

Know prices of petrol, diesel and LPG in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack today
Know prices of petrol, diesel and LPG in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack today

Customers are reportedly paying Rs 112.68 per litre of petrol in the Capital city of Bhubaneswar today while diesel is available at Rs 102.35 a litre

Vijay Deverakonda, Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha, Vijay Deverakonda's sizzling chemistry in Kushi leaves netizens in awe #watch

Netizens have loved the chemistry between Samantha and Vijay in the title track of Kushi and have demanded that the movie should also be released in Hindi.

Gold, silver rates today: Check latest prices of precious metals in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack
Gold, silver rates today: Check latest prices of precious metals in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack

For 23-carat, the price of 10 grams of yellow metal is Rs 50,500 while the rate of 22-carat gold has reached 49,500. Similarly, the rate of 20, 18 and 14 carat gold remained at Rs 44,800, Rs 40,600 and Rs 32,300 respectively. Pure Ginni (gold coin) is being traded at Rs 40,800.

Brajrajnagar bypoll: Polling in 279 booths, videography in half of booths
Brajrajnagar by-election: Polling in 279 booths, videography in half of booths

Sushil Kumar Lohani, the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Odisha on Friday said the polling in the upcoming bypoll to the Brajrajnagar Assembly constituency will be held at a total of 279 booths including five pink booths exclusively reserved for women voters.

Stone weighing 1.2 kg operated from patient’s urinary bladder in Odisha
Stone weighing 1.2 kg operated from patient’s urinary bladder in Odisha

Dinda along with anesthesia specialist Nihar Ranjan Tripathy carried out a rare and complicated surgery and removed the stone successfully in a first-of-its-kind instance at the hospital.

PM Modi
PM Modi's success mantra to BJP: Work hard to meet expectations of 130 cr Indians

He also warned the people to stay away from the parties which are based on family politics and said they have damaged the country and lost valuable time.

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka defaults on debt for first time in its history

Sri Lanka is seeking to restructure debts of more than $50bn it owes to foreign creditors to make it more manageable to repay.

OAVS recruitment 2022: PGT, TGT & Principal provisional lists out, check interview schedule
OAVS recruitment 2022: PGT, TGT & Principal provisional lists out, check interview schedule

The interview along with verification of their original documents of the shortlisted candidates will be conducted from May 28, 2022 to June 7, 2022. 

India-South Africa T20I: Barabati all set for full house, ticket prices to go up
India-South Africa T20I: Barabati all set for full house, ticket prices to go up

Preparations at the stadium are in full swing for the much-awaited game between the Proteas and the Men in Blue.

Navjot Singh Sidhu
After being sentenced to prison for a year, Navjot Singh Sidhu seeks more time to surrender

In 2018, Sidhu was let off with a meagre fine of Rs 1,000. The review plea was filed by the family members of 65-year-old Gurnam Singh, who had died in the road rage incident involving Sidhu.

IOCL recruitment 2022: Apply for several vacancies, earn up to Rs 2.4 lakh
IOCL recruitment 2022: Apply for several vacancies, earn up to Rs 2.4 lakh

The selection process will comprise personal interview only. Candidates will have the option to speak in either English or Hindi language during their personal interviews. 

Two ganja peddlers flee police custody during medical checkup in Odisha's Malkangiri
Two ganja peddlers flee police custody during medical checkup in Odisha's Malkangiri

Two persons arrested on charges of peddling ganja fled police custody during a medical checkup in Malkangiri on Friday. Sources said, one of them has been nabbed from a jungle while the other one is still absconding. 

Communication Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tests India's first 5G call

The telecom minister, after making a video call on indigenously developed 5G technology gears, said that it is the realisation of the Prime Minister’s vision.

Tunnel Collapse
Part of under-construction tunnel in J-K collapses; 3 labourers rescued, 10 still trapped

Union minister Jitendra Singh termed the collapse of a part of the under-construction tunnel on the national highway stretch between Ramban and Ramsu "unfortunate".

CUET PG 2022 application begins: Know schedule and other important details
CUET PG 2022 application begins: Know schedule and other important details

The application process will remain open till June 18, 2022 on the official website www. cuet.nta.nic.in.

Twitter
Twitter's new policy to hide tweets with false information during crisis

The platform mentioned that, to determine whether claims are misleading, it requires verification from multiple credible, publicly available sources.

Low pressure over Gulf of Martaban turns well marked, know its impact on Odisha
Low pressure over Gulf of Martaban turns well marked, know its impact on Odisha

Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely over north Andaman Sea and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 5 days. 

Lalu Yadav
CBI files fresh case against Lalu Yadav & daughter, searches at multiple locations

It is alleged that several prime properties were given to the Yadav family in exchange for jobs in Railways under Lalu Prasad Yadav from 2008 to 2009.

Late night bombing rocks Jagannath Vihar of Bhubaneswar
Late night bombing rocks Jagannath Vihar in Bhubaneswar

Three bombs were hurled in the locality by unidentified miscreants. 

Astrospeak
Horoscope today: Check astro predictions and remedies for May 20

Find out the astrological prediction for your zodiac sign for May 20.

Three elephants die after being hit by train in Odisha's Keonjhar
Three elephants die after being hit by train in Odisha's Keonjhar

The three elephants were part of a herd that was crossing the railway tracks near Behera hutting under Joda police station yesterday when they were hit by a freight train.

IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis pleased with Virat Kohli's return to form
IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis pleased with Virat Kohli's return to form

It was no surprise that Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis was pleased with Kohli being back to his best when his team needed him the most

IPL 2022: Kohli blitz takes Bangalore to fourth place with 8-wicket win over Gujarat
IPL 2022: Kohli blitz takes Bangalore to fourth place with 8-wicket win over Gujarat

After Hardik Pandya's unbeaten 62 along with David Miller's 34 and Rashid Khan's cameo of 19 off just six balls carried Gujarat to 168/5 with Harshal Patel unavailable due to right-hand injury, Kohli came out all guns blazing

Covid Vaccine
Vax post infection can lower symptoms of long Covid: Study

A majority of people, including children, persistently experience symptoms like brain fog, fatigue and breathlessness ranging from months to years, post a Covid infection.

Women's World Boxing
Women's World Boxing: Nikhat strikes gold, becomes 5th Indian woman to bag yellow metal at Worlds

Living up to the expectations, Nikhat thrashed Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas without breaking a sweat in the 52kg final with judges scoring the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28 in the Indian's favour.

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