The Odisha government has sanctioned ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh each for the families of 17 working journalists of the State who died of Covid-19. The Information and Public Relations Department has sanctioned a sum of Rs 2.55 crore from the Journalist Welfare Fund following the approval of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The list of journalists who have been sanctioned ex-gratia include seven from Ganjam, four from Bhubaneswar, three from Bolangir, two from Jajpur and one from Kalahandi. The financial assistance will be disbursed to the next of kin of the deceased journalists.
Among the big states, only Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala are the states that have received deficient rainfall this monsoon (as of July 23) More
Under the influence of the system, widespread light to moderate rainfall with heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is likely to occur at several parts of Odisha in the next 24 hours. More
The posts will be filled in the Odisha State Prosecution Services (OSPS) cadre under the State Home Department. The posts are temporary and likely to be made permanent. More
Nine ECMO machines which have been procured by the Odisha Government will arrive in the State by the later part of this month, said DMET Director More
Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra who attended the meeting emphasized on the vaccination of teachers and school staff. More
The Public Prosecutor identified as Ashutosh Mishra, who was arrested by the vigilance in a bribery case in first week of this month, was nabbed again by the anti-graft agency for accumulating disproportionate properties. More
The new curriculum will be implemented from the current academic session. More
Based on the online complaint of the father of the deceased, Paralakhemundi Police has registered a case against DFO Behera, Soumya’s widow Bidya Bharati Panda and cook Manmath Kambha. More
A joint team of mobile squad, district and Sadar Excise officials busted a fake foreign liquor manufacturing unit during a raid at Astapala Sahi under Khantapada Police Station in Balasore district on Friday. Three persons working in the unit have been arrested.
Acting on a tip-off, the joint team conducted the raid and seized huge quantity of spurious liquor, logos of reputed companies, bottles and seal machines in the manufacturing unit.
The Niladri Bije ritual will be held today in the afternoon without public participation like last year due to restrictions over Covid 19 pandemic. More
Bhubaneswar has alone recorded over 70 percent of the total Covid deaths in Khordha district. More
The diary purportedly maintained by the late forest officer, Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, stated about his love and affection towards his wife Bidya Bharati. More
Due to the low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, many parts of the State have been receiving light to moderate rainfall since the last two days. More
A resident of Cuttack city has leveled serious allegations of infidelity against his wife while accusing her of torturing him with the help of her boyfriend. More
A woman in police uniform asked the driver to stop the ambulance at forest gate for around 10-15 minutes till arrival of the patient’s wife More
The MPs alleged that the huge discrepancies between the allocation made by the Centre and the distribution of food grains in the state under PMGKAY and NFSA. More
Presence of several servitors on the chariots during Suna Besha, violating norms, has invited sharp reactions from devotees More
Even as police have zeroed on the crime spot, still the sensational case has many loops within. All of which has made the job of police harder in proving it a homicide or accidental death More
BSE has released the admit card for the class 10 offline exam and also list of all the designated centres where the exam will be conducted More
Though the Earth Networks' report didn't show any let-up signs as far as the lightning strike intensity is concerned, in terms of dangerous thunderstorm alerts, Odisha saw a massive 70 per cent drop More
Five MLAs were detained by a group of journalists in Kendrapara who were protesting a thrashing of a web-reporter by a woman police constable More