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No respite from boiling heat as IMD issues orange warning; check latest updates
No respite from boiling heat as IMD issues orange warning; check latest updates

The IMD forecasts a significant temperature rise in Odisha, with expected increases of 2-3°C, reaching over 40°C in many areas. An orange warning for severe heatwaves has prompted the closure of all schools in the state until April 20, 2024.

BJD announces 5th list of candidates, CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from Kantabanji
BJD announces 5th list of candidates, CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from Kantabanji

As speculated, BJD supremo and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will contest from Kantabanji Assembly seat in the upcoming 2024 elections. 

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik likely to contest from Western Odisha in 2024 Elections

Speculations suggest that Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik might run from Kantabanji in the 2024 elections to strengthen BJD's position against BJP and Congress, especially in key districts like Bolangir and Kalahandi.

Odisha schools shut for 3 days amid severe heatwave conditions
Odisha schools shut for 3 days amid severe heatwave conditions

Due to severe heatwave conditions, the Odisha government has declared a three-day closure of all schools till April 20, 2024. This measure follows demands from guardians concerned about the safety of children commuting in the extreme heat.

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Odisha
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Odisha continues to sizzle under severe heatwave conditions, mercury to rise further

As per the prediction by the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar, the heatwave conditions may further intensify across the State with mercury reaching 45 degrees Celsius in some areas between April 18 and 20.

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Odisha
Sri Ram temple in Bhubaneswar witnessed a huge rush of devotees
Ram Navami celebrated with religious fervour, special rituals at Puri Srimandir

Special rituals will be performed at Srimandir in Puri on the occasion of holy Ram Navami.

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Odisha
Israel-Palestine war pushes gold prices up
Gold price soars to all time high, crosses Rs 74,000 in Odisha amid Iran-Israel war

The exact price per 10 grams for 24 Carat gold has increased by Rs 980 per gram and reached Rs 74,130 per 10 grams for 24 Carat.

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Odisha
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Huge public support for PM Modi, Odisha to have double engine govt: BJP's Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda 
Huge public support for PM Modi, Odisha to have double engine govt: BJP's Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda 

BJP National Vice President and party’s Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate Baijayant Panda held discussions with party workers in his constituency and shared the mantra of success and laid emphasis on organisation. 

Lightning strikes kill four in Odisha’s Kendrapara 
Lightning strikes kill four in Odisha’s Kendrapara 

A prawn fisherman, identified as Anil Behera of Saliancha village under Aul Police limits, was working in his prawn gheri at Saliancha Bheda when he was struck by lightning.

Bhadrak decked up for Ram Navami celebrations 
Bhadrak decked up for Ram Navami celebrations 

Bhadrak town is now festooned with saffron flags while the air of festivity is sweeping the town and nearby villages. Various rituals, Yajna and recital of Hanuman Chalisa have started at the historic Gandhi Ground as a prelude to the celebration.  

Cash & inducements worth over Rs 100 cr seized by ECI in Odisha
Cash & inducements worth over Rs 100 cr seized by ECI in Odisha

Rajasthan has topped the ECI’s seizure list, while Odisha’s position is 15th.

Odisha Elections 2024: BJD administering religious oath to keep leaders & workers together?
Odisha Elections 2024: BJD administering religious oath to keep leaders & workers together? 

To ward off sabotage to its vote bank, the ruling party has allegedly made arrangements to extract a vow from all leaders and workers on the death anniversary of late Chief Minister Biju Patnaik.

Odisha BBM student arrested on charges of duping investors 
Odisha BBM student arrested on charges of duping investors 

The accused has been identified as Atmajyoti Nayak, a BBM student from the Airfield Police Station area. He was arrested by the special crime unit of the Commissionerate Police. 

Huge cache of tablets with 5T & CM Naveen wallpapers 'seized' in Odisha; Cong alleges MCC violation 
Huge cache of tablets with 5T & CM Naveen wallpapers 'seized' in Odisha; Cong alleges MCC violation 

After seizure of tablets, local residents and Congress leaders lodged a police complaint alleging violation of the model code of conduct (MCC). 

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