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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Friday, 20 August 2021

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Farmers Fight Over Difference In Demand For Urea At Odisha's Nabarangpur

Scanty rainfall and shortage of Urea continues to pile up worries for the farmers in the State. While some farmers are not getting fertilizer at the LAMPS, some are forced to buy the same at higher prices from private sources. Shortage of Urea along with rainfall deficit has created a double whammy situation for the farming community already reeling under Covid crisis. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Youth Loses Fingers In Explosion While Conducting Experiment Watching YouTube

A youth suffered critical injuries on his hand after an explosion while he was conducting experiments using electrical equipment by watching YouTube tutorials. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Neglected, Historic MPC College In Baripada Cries For Attention

The dilapidated condition of the historic MPC College in Baripada has attracted demands from several quarters to restore its past glory by renovating it More
  • Ians
  • 2 months ago

Six Drug Peddlers From Odisha Held In Jharkhand With 50 kg Marijuana 

As many as six people have been arrested with a consignment of 50 kg of Marijuana in Jharkhand's Simdega district on Friday. More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

2.6 Lakh In 18-25 Yrs Seeks Jobs in Odisha, Appointments To Only 44k in 2020-21

In Apr-Jun 2021, Odisha generates only 1 per cent of the total jobs created in the country. Significantly, when the labour force population in the State is nearly 3 per cent of the country's labour force More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Amends Gram Panchayat Election Rules, Opposition Cries Foul

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is up in arms after the Odisha government made amendments to the existing Panchayat Election rules More
  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Defunct Sanitary Toilet Complexes In Berhampur Bring BeMC's Apathy To Fore

The civic body had spent an estimated Rs 70 lakh in 2017 to construct sanitary toilet complexes. However, in just four years, the structures have been completely damaged. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

High Covid Infection Rate Among Kids Triggers Concern As Odisha Braces For Third Wave

High rate of infections among children and adolescents has become a major cause of concern for the health authorities when Odisha government is preparing for possible third wave of Covid-19 pandemic. More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Suggests Translocation Instead Of Felling Of Trees For Road Construction Works

A total of 1,85,00,748 trees have been felled for the widening of roads in Odisha from 2010-11 to 2020-21. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

Niranjan Patnaik Is Getting Old, Should Step Down From PCC President Post: Tara Bahinipati

Earlier this week, Bahinipati had threatened to resign from his post over what he called ‘indiscipline behaviour’ of State party unit chief Niranjan Patnaik. More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Under COVID19 Shadow, Odisha Saw Highest-ever 34,866 Deaths In Apr-May This Year

Never before in the preceding five years, the State has ever witnessed such a surge in deaths due to causes not known so far More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Jan Ashirwad Yatra: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Focuses On Overall Development Of Rayagada

Ashwini also met Padma Shri awardee and social worker Shanti Das in Rayagada and sought her blessings. More
  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Elderly Couple Attacked Over Black Magic Suspicion In Odisha’s Ganjam

In a similar instance on August 11, a woman and her daughter were allegedly tied with ropes and mercilessly beaten by a group of men on suspicion of practicing witchcraft at Gadigaon village under Khunta Police limits in Mayurbhanj district. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Woman Cop Grilled By Crime Branch In ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case

Mamata Panda, OIC of Gurandi police station was questioned by the Crime Branch team for three hours in connection with the death of Paralakhemundi assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Poll Bound BJP-BJD Engage In Twitter War Ahead Of Odisha Panchayat Elections

War of words ensued between BJP and BJD over several tweets made by BJP leaders who are on a campaign trail in Odisha ahead of Panchayat polls More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Civil Services Prelims Admit Card Released, Here’s How To Download

The Admission certificate (admit card) for the upcoming Odisha Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination-2020 has been released on www.opsc.gov.in. More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Researchers Discover Rare Species Of White Fungus

The AIIMS Bhubaneswar researchers found the rare species of fungus in a 26-year-old youth from Odisha in March, 2018. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

IIT Bhubaneswar Gets New Academic Complex, MoU Signed For Skill Development

This is a part of the mega ongoing expansion project which is being undertaken by the IIT Bhubaneswar More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

Girl Student’s Body Found At Farmhouse In Bhubaneswar; Family Suspects Foul Play

CCTV footage gathered from the locality suggests that she was last seen stepping out of her house at around 1:55 am on Friday. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Rolls Out BSKY Smart Card In Malkangiri

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card scheme at a special programme at the Sanskruti Bhawan in Malkangiri More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Miscreants Loot Cash From Petrol Pump Staff At Gunpoint In Odisha

The petrol pump owner is yet to ascertain the exact amount of money looted from the staff. A case has been lodged in this regard at the local police station. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Registers 128 New Covid-19 Cases In 0-18 Age Group In A Day

As many as 128 children tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Former Legendary Indian Hockey Team Coach From Odisha Languishing In Poverty

Former player and assistant coach of Indian team-Giridhari Samal from Dhenkanal has been suffering from acute poverty thanks to the alleged apathy of the State government More
  • Pradeep Singh
  • 2 months ago

MeT Issues Rainfall And Lightning Alert For 3 Odisha Districts

The Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar has issued rainfall and lightning alert for three districts of Odisha for the next two hours. As per the latest information from the MeT department, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Balasore are likely to witness rainfall and lightning for the next couple of hours.

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

OMFED Employees Brought Under ESMA In Odisha 

Employees of the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation (OMFED) have been brought under the provisions of Odisha Essential Services (Maintenance) Amendment Act 2020. More

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Seeking Votes Politicians Head For Villages

With the onset of Panchayat polls in Odisha, the three major parties in in the State gear up to woe voters to win seats in the elections. More

  • Odishatv Bureau
  • 2 months ago

Dowry Harassment Allegation: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab Reacts

In her three-page complaint, Sakshi has alleged that she was harassed by her in-laws and husband over dowry. In her complaint, she alleged that her parents gave sway gold jewellery worth Rs 2.5 crore and clothes as dowry in the marriage. But, her in-laws demanded more money. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

OSCPCR Recommends Reopening Of Elementary Classes In Odisha

The Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) on Thursday urged the State School and Mass Education (S&ME) department to consider reopening of elementary classes in the State.  More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Govt Creates Over 11,000 New Nursing Posts In Health Dept 

As many as 11,006 new posts of nursing officers have been created in the Odisha Health department, an official statement said on Thursday.  More