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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Wednesday, 18 August 2021

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Congress MLA Tara Bahinipati Threatens To Quit Post

Senior Odisha Congress leader and Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Wednesday threatened to resign from his post blaming indiscipline by the State party unit chief Niranjan Patnaik. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Kalahandi University In Odisha Gets UGC Recognition

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognised Kalahandi University in Bhawanipatna as a university under Section (F) of the UGC Act 1956.  More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Thriving Brown Sugar Trade In Odisha's Balasore Puts Police On Toes 

Illegal narcotic drugs trade continues to thrive in Jaleswar of Balasore district which is fast turning into a hub for the evil trade in spite of regular crackdowns by the Police and Excise departments. More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

3.27 Lakh Covid-19 Treatment Under Modicare In Country, Odisha Misses The Pandemic Gain

Though data on Covid-19 treatment under BKSY is not available in the public domain, neighbour Andhra Pradesh, despite having YSR Arogyashree Health Insurance, availed Rs 177.54 cr for covid-19 testing and treatment. Odisha misses on the Central fund More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Lingaraj Temple In Bhubaneswar To Reopen From Sept 1

Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar is all set to reopen from September 1 after remaining out of bounds for devotees for several months due to Covid pandemic.   More
  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 2 months ago

Waste To Wasted: Odisha's Lone 'Scrap To Art' Museum At Bhubaneswar In Tatters

The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in association with Artists Network Promoting Indian Culture (ANPIC) had constructed the open air sculpture museum on five acres of land at Ghatikia in the State capital. More
  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Govt Issues Direction To Ensure Complete Vaccination Of Tibetans In State

The Odisha government has directed the authorities to ensure the complete vaccination of people belonging to Tibetan communities residing in the State. More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Rail Min Ashwini Vaishnav's Maiden Odisha Visit: All Eyes On 6 Rly Projects

How the soft-spoken Rail Min Ashwini Vaishnav, who calls himself a taskmaster, will take up the  task of fast-tracking 6 new line projects is being eagerly watched upon when the minister will be visiting the State tomorrow More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Miscreants Hijack ATM Cash Van In Odisha’s Ganjam, Loot Rs 24L

A bank ATM cash loading van was allegedly hijacked by unknown miscreants who drugged its driver and looted Rs 24 lakh in Ganjam district on Wednesday.  More
  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

India's Largest Hockey Stadium Opening In Rourkela Set For July 2022 Deadline

India's largest hockey stadium which is coming up in Rourkela will be completed by July 2022 ahead of the upcoming Men's Hockey World Cup in January 2023. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Lower Indra Irrigation Project Displaced Gherao Nuapada Collector’s Office 

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.

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Youth Working In US Military Camp Recounts Taliban Horror In Crisis-Torn Afghanistan

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

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Excise Officials Bust Spurious Foreign Liquor Manufacturing Unit In Odisha, 1 Arrested

 

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.

(PTI)

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Odisha 5T Secretary Faces Ire Again During Rourkela Visit 

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

  • Prasanna Mishra
  • 2 months ago

Municipal Elections Delayed: Odisha Denying Rights To Citizens Despite Constitutional Mandate

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Well Prepared To Check Covid Infection Among Children, Says Top Health Official

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

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 2 months ago

Miscreants Hack ASHA Worker in Bhubaneswar Street

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.

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Pregnant Woman Carried On Cot To Ambulance Due To Lack Of Motorable Road In Nabarangpur Village

Surjya complained of labour pain early on Tuesday morning following which her husband rang up 102 ambulance service. More

  • Odishatv Bureau
  • 2 months ago

YouTube Classes For Plus 2 Students In Odisha Soon: Minister

The Council of Higher Secondary Education will soon come up with the details of the planned virtual classes, informed the Minister. More

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Crime Branch Questions 3 Doctors Who Treated Deceased Officer

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

DA Case: Vigilance Raids Residences, Office Of Puri Industry Promotion Officer

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

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Covid-19 Updates: Odisha Reports 993 Cases, 65 Deaths

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.

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Minor Boy Dies After Falling From Mountain While Searching Mobile Network For Online Class

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

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Bhadrak MLA Meets With An Accident, Escapes Unhurt

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.

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

‘Aeroplane Boy’: 14-YO Toy Plane Maker From Cuttack Wins Hearts Through Innovation

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

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Odisha To Promote 63,500 Teachers By September 30

A total of 63,500 primary school teachers will be promoted in Odisha, informed the School & Mass Education Secretary Satyabrata Sahu on Tuesday More

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Conman Held In Bhubaneswar, 10 Stolen Vehicles Recovered

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

  • Odishatv Bureau
  • 2 months ago

No World Anthropology Congress At KISS As WAU Withdraws Collaboration

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

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 2 months ago

Afghan-Origin Students In Odisha Stare At Uncertain Future As Country Plunges Into Deep Crisis

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

  • Pti
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Pollution Control Board Tops CSE Transparency Index

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