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The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday sealed a bar located in Janpath area of Bhubaneswar for allegedly violating the Covid-19 guidelines of the State government. A team led by BMC Assistant Commissioner (Enforcement) Lilan Sahu and OSD to BMC South East Zone, Swarup Nandan Behera along with Arun Swain, IIC Kharavel Nagar police station raided the premises of the bar with the help of BMC Enforcement Squads. During the raid, the bar was found operating beyond 10 pm in violation of night curfew timings. It has been sealed indefinitely.
Cuttack Shanti (peace) committee on Saturday decided to approach Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as a last resort in seeking relaxations on height of idol of goddess Durga. More
The incident came on a day when people across western Odisha were busy celebrating Nuakhai festival. The daylight barbaric crime nevertheless turned the festive fervour gloomy in the region. More
In a shocking incident, an inebriated youth chased his father and allegedly hacked him to death at Ambajhari village under Rairakhol Police limits in Sambalpur district on Saturday. The gruesome incident took everybody in the village by surprise. Upon being informed, the Police reached the spot and detained the youth for questioning.
Police on Saturday arrested three more people in connection with illegal conversion of classification (kisam) of Jalasaya (water body) land to Sarada (agricultural land) in Dhenkanal district. Two among the arrested are staff of Dhenkanal Tehsil office. They are record keepers Dusmanta Dehuri and Soumya Ranjan Parida. The third arrestee is a woman. Yesterday, a former additional Tehsildar of Sadar Tehsil office and two others were arrested in connection with the fraud. According to sources, the kisam of about 31 decimals of Jalasaya land in Plot No 522 of Sanasthiabatia mouza was tampered and converted to Sarada land without any official order.
Dhenkanal Collector Saroj Kumar Sethi on Friday said the Odisha Vigilance department will carry out an investigation into the case.
As many as 4619 Hindi, Sanskrit and Physical Education Teacher posts will be filled up through the recruitment drive in government Secondary schools across the State. More
The Research Coordinator will be recruited for the project, the study on ‘Social Protection of Women Migrant Workers’ in the State of Odisha. More
Further investigation into the case is underway to trace the other members of the gang. Besides, the police probe is on to ascertain other such scams carried out by the gang. More
Opposition parties on Saturday came down heavily on the Odisha government alleging that the State government has failed to safeguards its territory. More
Family members of Khirod Chandra Sahu, who had been shot on his leg, alleged that SCB Medical College and Hospital authorities have not allotted a bed to him and refusing to provide necessary treatment. More
The system is very likely to move north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha-West Bengal coasts during next 48 hours. It is very likely to move west-north-westwards across north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh during subsequent 2-3 days More
Commissionerate Police on Saturday launched a probe into the death of Dusmanta Das who had attempted suicide by slitting his wrist and consuming poison in front of the Odisha Assembly on Wednesday over alleged negligence and denial of treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital More
As many as 11 bullocks were killed in a lightning strike at Karasadi forest under Mandalia panchayat in Kandhamal district on Saturday.
According to sources, the mishap took place when more than 60 bullocks belonging to Damodar Pradhan and Uttam Pradhan of Budamana village were grazing in the forest in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the villagers have demanded compensation over the loss
The efficacy of Covishield and Covaxin are only 70 to 80 per cent and around 20 per cent of the Covid-19 vaccinated population in Odisha is not developing antibodies, said Ajay Parida, Director of Institute of Life Sciences More
The Covid-19 recovery tally in Odisha breached 10 lakh-mark on Friday after 689 people recuperated from the disease. With this, the Covid recovery tally in the State now stands at 10,00,548.
According to Information and Public Relations Department, Odisha reported 630 new Covid-19 cases including 116 positives from under-18 category age group in the last 24 hours taking the positive tally in the State to 1015713.
Of the new cases, 368 cases have been detected from quarantine while 262 are local contact cases.
The active cases have come down to 7020.
On the other hand, eight more persons succumbed to the virus taking the death toll to 8,092 in Odisha.
In yet another incident of crime in Bhubaneswar, a woman was arrested for allegedly duping several persons to the tune of lakhs. More
Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, a low pressure area has been formed over east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal More
The major agrarian festival Nuakhai is being celebrated in western Odisha today in a subdued manner without any congregation in view of the Covid-19 pandemic More
Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express (08445/08446) was flagged off with modern Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches at Bhubaneswar railway station on Friday. More
A youth was allegedly shot dead by his father in Barang area of Cuttack while a couple was left battling for their lives after miscreants opened fire at them on Friday. More
Ace para shuttler from Odisha Pramod Bhagat, who scripted history by becoming the first gold medal winner from India in para-badminton at Tokyo Paralympics, on Friday expressed his desire of becoming a deputy collector. More
The State government's refusal to grant relaxation in Puja guidelines has once again attracted resentment among people and political parties. More
As many as 11 people including a former additional Tehsildar have been booked for their alleged involvement in illegal conversion of kisam of land from Jalasaya (water body) to Sarada (agricultural land) in Dhenkanal district. More