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Bhubaneswar open drain mishap: Axe falls on BMC’s assistant engineer 
Bhubaneswar open drain mishap: Axe falls on BMC’s assistant engineer 

In Bhubaneswar, an assistant engineer of BMC was suspended after being held responsible for the unfortunate death of a minor boy who was swept away in an open drain.

  • Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • BMC
Confusion over reopening of Ratna Bhandar deepens further amidst political slugfest
Confusion over reopening of Ratna Bhandar deepens further amidst political slugfest

The planned reopening of Puri Srimandir's Ratna Bhandar has sparked confusion and political debate after conflicting statements from the ASI and Odisha's Law Minister. With concerns about treasure security and lack of coordination cited, clarity remains elusive.

Rice ATM for ration card holders in Bhubaneswar soon: Odisha Minister
Rice ATM for ration card holders in Bhubaneswar soon: Odisha Minister

For the first time, the service of Rice ATM will be launched in Bhubaneswar in the coming one week and subsequently such machines will be set up in other districts as well.

  • Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • BJP
Charges framed against Anubhav Mohanty in domestic violence case
Charges framed against Anubhav Mohanty in domestic violence case

Actor-turned-politician Anubhav Mohanty faces charges in a domestic violence case, filed by his ex-wife Varsha Priyadarshini. The charges were framed following his court appearance in Cuttack.

Paddy to be procured from farmers at Rs 3100 per quintal: Odisha Minister
Paddy to be procured from farmers at Rs 3100 per quintal: Odisha Minister

Odisha's government, led by the BJP, announced an increase in the MSP of paddy to Rs 3,100 per quintal, fulfilling a promise made in their poll manifesto.

Southwest monsoon advances into Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati districts
Southwest monsoon advances into Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati districts

The southwest monsoon is advancing into parts of Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, and Gajapati in Odisha.

  • Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • IMD
BCCI announces ODI cricket match at Cuttack Barabati! Know details
BCCI announces ODI cricket match at Cuttack Barabati! Know details

Cricket returns to Barabati Stadium in Cuttack with an ODI between India and England scheduled for February 9, 2025. This match is part of the BCCI's announced fixtures for Team India's 2024-25 international home season.

Morning classes in Odisha schools extended 
Morning classes in Odisha schools extended 

Keeping the prevailing heat and humidity across the State in view, the Odisha government has decided to extend the morning classes in school from Standard-I to XII by one more day.

Political slugfest starts in Odisha over hike in paddy MSP
Political slugfest starts in Odisha over hike in paddy MSP

Along with the BJD, Congress has also demanded that the MSP of paddy should be increased as per the recommendation of the Swaminathan Committee report.

  • Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • Odisha
Reopening of schools: Final call to be taken by District Collectors, says Minister Nityananda Gond
Reopening of schools: Final call to be taken by District Collectors, says Minister Nityananda Gond

Odisha's School and Mass Education Minister, Nityananda Gond, declared that district collectors will decide on the reopening of schools based on local weather conditions. While some districts have already commenced morning classes, others await further decisions.

14-year-old boy boy accused of triple murder in Bhadrak
14-year-old boy accused of triple murder in Odisha's Bhadrak

As per sources, the minor boy asked his grandmother for some money. However, when she refused, the boy allegedly killed her in an inebriated condition.

'Scared of entering markets': Soaring vegetable prices hit comman man hard in Odisha
'Scared of entering markets': Soaring vegetable prices hit common man hard in Odisha

Vegetable prices in Odisha have surged, significantly affecting consumers, especially the economically weaker sections. Tomatoes now cost up to Rs 100 per kg, a steep rise from Rs 30. This price hike extends to other vegetables and daily essentials amidst existing burdens of increased fuel and grocery costs.

Surama Padhy becomes Odisha Assembly Speaker
BJP’s Surama Padhy becomes Odisha Assembly Speaker

Padhy’s name was proposed for the Speaker’s post by Odisha CM Mohan Majhi. Padhy has vast experience as a minister in the BJD-BJP coalition government in Odisha.

Massive fire breaks out in Bhubaneswar apartment; no casualty reported
Massive fire breaks out in Bhubaneswar apartment; no casualty reported

A severe fire erupted in a luxury apartment near Patia chhak, Bhubaneswar, suspected to be caused by an AC unit explosion. Firefighters and police rapidly responded, evacuating residents safely without any casualties. The incident filled the building with dense smoke, impacting visibility and raising alarms among the inhabitants.

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