Chandini Majhi, the daughter of Dana Majhi who carried his wife's corpse on his shoulders for 10 km after allegedly being denied a hearse by the government hospital in Odisha's Kalahandi district, was among the 2,81,658 girls who cleared the class 10 state board examinations, the results of which were declared on Friday.
Chandini, a student of a tribal school in Bhubaneswar, secured 280 marks out of 600. Her two younger sisters are also studying in the school.
Dana Majhi from Melaghar village in Thuamul-Rampur block of the district had walked 10 km with his wife's body in 2016.
A contractual employee with the Irrigation Department in Odisha allegedly attempted self immolation in front of the Assistant Engineer’s Office at Basudevpur in the district on Saturday over non-payment of salary for 60 months More
At a time when the Delta Plus variant of the Covid-19 virus has triggered fear and panic after the Centre tagged it as ‘Varinat of Concern’, the statement of a senior scientist and head of Odisha-based Institute of Life Science (ILS) has brought a sigh of relief. More
Odisha Health Department on Saturday sent an epidemiology team to observe and examine the health condition of the Covid-19 infected person from Deogarh, who happens to be the first case of Delta Plus variant in the State. Delta Plus is a new mutant version of the SARS-CoV-2 first detected in India More
The Met Centre has issued Yellow warning for heavy in as many as 13 districts of the State on Saturday. More
Remains of an ancient temple have been discovered from the Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district. The old remains of the shrine believed to be of a Shiva temple surfaced from the ground of the reservoir after the water level receded. More
With this, the active cases in the State remained at 33,019 while 8,60,142 patients have recovered, including 3,644 on Friday, from the disease so far. More
Mutilated body of a woman was found on Kandarapatia road under Jambu police station in Kendrapara district on Friday. A three-year-old baby was also rescued in a critical condition near the body.
The baby was immediately rushed to the nearby medical with an ambulance by locals and later shifted to Kendrapara. However, the identity of the woman is yet to be ascertained. Villagers are of the opinion that the body of the woman has been dumped on the road after her murder.
The Odisha government said it has been able to reduce malaria infection among the people by 90 per cent in a span of three years from 2016. More
As many as seven maoists of the Dandakaranya division have so far succumbed to the infection. Moreover, top Maoist cadre Hidamba is also reportedly critical after contracting the virus. More
The Jeypore Police on Friday busted a major dacoit gang as part of its intense crackdown against criminals and anti-socials in the city. The 16-member dacoit gang also has nine minors, Jeypore SDPO informed during a press conference today. More
The GISAID transmission data shows infection spreading from Telangana during the period of mid-April to districts like Nuapada, Balangir and Deogarh. In Nuapada, the weekly positive rate for the week ended on June 24 rose to 13% from 5% on week ended on June 13 More
In a major announcement, the State government of Odisha has mandated all urban local bodies to compulsory spend 25% of their annual budget in slum development works. More
Continuing its stride as a leading Smart city of India, the Temple City Bhubaneswar today bagged two more awards in the India Smart City Awards Contest (IASC). The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) declared the awards during the Sixth Anniversary Celebration of Smart City Mission, AMRUT and PMAY (Urban) today in New Delhi. More