Residents displaced by the Lower Indra irrigation project in Nuapada district on Wednesday gheraoed the office of the Collector demanding compensation. The protestors alleged that many families who lost their land due to the project are yet to receive compensation. According to sources, residents of Kalimati, Badochhapar, Dumerbahal, Rajana, Konabira, Kotamal, Boladha and other villages were displaced due to the irrigation project. They alleged that their issues have not been resolved yet despite repeated complaint. While tension prevailed at the protest site, police picked up 15 agitators to thwart any untoward incident.
On Wednesday OTV caught up with one of the returnees, Manoranjan Sahoo, who worked as a Property Specialist at one of the US army's base camps in Bagram, in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. The place is about 25 kilometers north of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. More
Excise officials on Wednesday busted a spurious foreign liquor manufacturing unit in Odisha's Ganjam district and a 20-year-old man arrested.
Sources said, acting on a tip-off, an Excise team raided a jungle near Raipalli village in Bhanjanagar block and unearthed the illegal unit.
More than 232 litres of spurious alcohol and manufacturing materials including homeopathic medicines were seized, and a worker was arrested, Ganjam Excise Superintendent Rajendra Bhotra said.
Spurious Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMLF) was being manufactured using homeopathic medicines and different colors. It was being packaged into bottles of different brands of foreign liquor and sold in nearby rural areas at a cheaper rate, he said.
The owner has been identified and he will be arrested soon, the official said.
Supporters of BJP’s Panposh organisational district on Wednesday protested the visit of Odisha 5T Secretary VK Pandian alleging land irregularities in the Civil Township area. More
For over two and half years, Municipal Bodies of Odisha are without elected representatives despite specific Constitutional mandate to hold Municipal Election before completion of the five year term of a Municipal Body. More
Odisha Health Department has maintained strong vigil on the infection among the children during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic which is currently around 12 per cent of the total infection More
Bhubaneswar: An ASHA worker was allegedly hacked with sharp weapon by three miscreants in broad daylight on a busy road in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
The incident occurred in the Unit-6 area of the State Capital city in the afternoon, police said.
According to sources, the ASHA worker came under attack when she tried to save her brother from the miscreants. Further details are awaited.
The injured woman has been shifted to the Capital Hospital for treatment, police said, adding that one of the miscreants has been detained in connection with the dastardly attack. A hunt is on to track down the remaining accused in the case.
Surjya complained of labour pain early on Tuesday morning following which her husband rang up 102 ambulance service. More
The Council of Higher Secondary Education will soon come up with the details of the planned virtual classes, informed the Minister. More
Crime Branch sleuths questioned three doctors from the Paralakhemundi Hospital who had attended to the severely burned former Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra More
Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday carried out raids at multiple locations in connection with a disproportionate assets case registered against the Industry Promotion Officer (IPO) at the Puri District Industries Centre More
Odisha reported 993 new cases of Coronavirus and added 65 more deaths which took the positive tally to 9,97,146 and death toll to 7,086, respectively on Wednesday, informed the State Information and Public Relations Department.
Out of the new positives, 138 persons in the age group between 0 and 18 years were tested positive for Covid-19 in the State in the past 24 hours.
Of the fresh cases reported today, 578 are from quarantine centres, while the rest 415 are local contact cases, added the I&PR Department.
Khordha district reported the highest 419 cases in the last 24 hours while Cuttack remained second in the list with 95 infections, informed the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.
Other districts which reported cases below 100 are- Jajpur (60), Jagatsinghpur (51), Mayurbhanj (42), Dhenkanal (32), Balasore (30), Puri (25), Angul (18), Nayagarh (16), Kendrapara (15), Balangir (13), Bhadrak (12), Sambalpur (11), Bargarh (10), Keonjhar (10), Sundargarh (8), Kandhamal ( 7), Ganjam (5), Sonepur (5), Deogarh (4), Rayagada (3), Jharsuguda (2), Koraput (1), Boudh (1), Kalahandi (1), Gajapati (1), Malkangiri (1), Nabarangpur (1) and Nuapada (1).
In terms of deaths, Cuttack reported the highest 15 fatalities followed by Jagatsinghpur (11), Kendrapara (9), Dhenkanal (7), angul (5) and Balasore (5).
Bhadrak reported three deaths, Puri two deaths and Ganjam, Keonjhar, Khordha, Koraput and Nayagarh witness one death each.
The State currently has 9,536 active cases while 9,80,471 patients have recovered so far, including 1,064 on Tuesday.
The State has so far tested over 1,71,39,240 samples for Covid-19, including 50,727 in the last 24 hours. Odisha's positivity rate stands at 1.42 per cent.
Search for a mobile network turned fatal for a minor boy in Rayagada district when he slipped from a mountain while negotiating places for the network to attend his online class More
Bhadrak MLA Sanjib Mallick had a narrow escape after the vehicle he was travelling in was hit by a truck near Jaraka under Dharmasala block of Jajpur district on Wednesday morning.
Mallick along with an associate and a driver was on his way to Bhadrak from Bhubaneswar when the mishap took place today.
As per reports, the truck hit the car from the rear as a result the car rammed into the road divider. Though the vehicle suffered damages in the mishap, the MLA and the others in the vehicle escaped major injuries.
Meanwhile, Police have detained the driver of the truck for questioning. Further investigation into the incident is underway.
Meet 14-year-old boy Aditya Moharana from Mathasahi of Tulasipur who has stunned the people of his area by designing as many as five models of aeroplanes More
A total of 63,500 primary school teachers will be promoted in Odisha, informed the School & Mass Education Secretary Satyabrata Sahu on Tuesday More
Bhubaneswar police arrested a man on Tuesday on charges of stealing vehicles on the pretext of engaging them at his office on a contractual basis More
The World Anthropological Union (WAU) has withdrawn its plan to hold the next World Anthropology Congress at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar in 2023. More
The Utkal University authorities have come forwarded to help of these distressed students from the neighbouring nation. The University Vice-Chancellor Professor Sabita Acharya said that the varsity will take care of these students. More
The procedural re-engineering and administrative reform in the Odisha SPCB started in 2015 under the leadership of Mohapatra during his tenure as the principal secretary and subsequently additional chief secretary of the Forest and Environment Department, according to the release. More