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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Thursday, 16 September 2021

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  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 month ago

Cyber Thugs Cock A Snook At Odisha Police, Leave No Digital Footprints In 49% Cases: NCRB

The warning shot here is cyber crimes related to sexual exploitation had clocked a massive 75 per cent surge in the pandemic year in Odisha. Odisha police could file chargesheets in only 1 in every 3 cases. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

NIA In Odisha To Unravel Mystery Behind High-Profile DRDO Chandipur Espionage Case

A two-member NIA team reached Balasore to find out if any mastermind is involved behind the spy ring of which five contractual as well as permanent staff of Integrated Test Range (ITR) have been arrested so far. More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 month ago

Odisha Under Flood Shadow Till October 1st Week: 2 Lows, 1 Depression In Next Fortnight

While flood fear looms large in Brahmani-Baitarani, Subarnarekha basins, the scenario is not rosy for Mahanadi, Rushikuliya and Bansadhara More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

Treasure Hunt Resumes At Historic Emar Mutt In Puri, Metal Detectors Begin Fine Combing

The gadgets have reportedly detected some strong signals emanating at a place in front of the deities’ chamber and the entry point. More
  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 1 month ago

3 Persons Go Missing During Ganesh Idol Immersion In Nuapada

At least three persons went missing during the immersion of Ganesh idol at Godhasa reservoir in Odisha's Nuapada district on Thursday. Till the last report came in, a rescue operation was underway by the locals. All the three missing persons are reportedly staff of a foreign liquor shop.

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Over 1000 Police ASIs With Powers To Investigate Crimes Get New Posting In Odisha

Odisha police said induction of such a large number of investigating officers will help to improve service to people. More

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 1 month ago

Festive Restrictions: Orissa HC Concludes Hearing, To Pronounce Verdict On Friday

In its pray, the Puja committee had urged the Court to direct the Cuttack district administration and the State government to permit the continuation of the 500-year-old tradition at the Durga Puja mandap. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Plus 3 Admission: Odisha Govt Extends Deadline, Check Details

Students shortlisted in the first selection merit list now can take admission till September 18 (7 pm). The deadline was earlier supposed to end on September 16. More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

Two Maoist Cadres Held, Rifle And Live Ammo Seized After Exchange Of Fire In Odisha

The combing operation was launched in the area following intelligence input regarding the presence and movement of armed Maoist cadres, police said. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Saturday Night Alert: Low To Medium Flood May Hit Kendrapara, Puri; Says Odisha SRC

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the peak flood will pass through Kendrapara and Puri on Saturday evening and night. More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

MoD Sets Up Expert Committee For Comprehensive Review Of NCC: Jay Panda Chairperson, MS Dhoni Member

The Committee is also expected to propose ways for gainful engagement of NCC alumni for betterment of the organisation. The high-level committee will also recommend best practices of similar international youth organisations for inclusion in NCC curriculum. More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

Provide Hostel Accommodation To Regular Students On Priority Basis: Higher Education Dept

In a letter to the registrars of all State Public Universities and principals of Government Degree Colleges, the State Higher Education Department has directed to provide hostel accommodation to the students pursuing regular courses on ‘priority’ basis. More

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 1 month ago

DRDO Espionage Case: Another Staff Held, Arrest Tally Mounts To 5

The police on Thursday arrested one more staff of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in connection with the espionage ring which was busted on Tuesday. With this, the total number of accused arrested in the case so far has gone up to five.

The latest arrested accused has been identified as one Sachin Kumar, who worked as a driver at DRDO’s Intermediate Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur of Balasore district.

Earlier, four contractual workers at the top defence facility had been arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information to foreign agents, mostly belonging to the Pakistani spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The arrests came four years after the arrest of a contractual photographer at the top defence establishment on similar charges. He was later convicted and serving a life term in jail.

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 1 month ago

Youth Sexually Assaulted By 4 Drunkards, Violated With Steel Glass In Odisha’s Bolangir

The 19-year-old victim, identified as Karuna Bhoi, has sustained serious injuries in the violent sexual attack More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 1 month ago

Covid-19 In Endemic Stage, Complacency May Lead To Pandemic Again, Warns Top Odisha Health Official

People should strictly abide by Covid appropriate behaviour and take upon themselves the responsibility to avoid contracting the virus, said Mohapatra More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

Heavy Rain To Lash Odisha Districts On Sept 19 & 20: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

There is no possibility of heavy rain in Odisha in the next two days as the deep depression which crossed the State coast now lies centred north Madhya Pradesh and south Uttar Pradesh. The system is gradually weakening and moving towards west. More

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 1 month ago

4 NDRF Teams Deployed As Odisha Faces Flood Situation

4 NDRF teams, having 25 members each, have been allotted from Mundali centre following a request by the Odisha government More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 1 month ago

Flood Fear Looms Large In Odisha As Hirakud Dam Opens 24 Sluice Gates

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena had earlier said that a low to medium flood in the Mahanadi river system is being expected as the upper catchment areas in Chhattisgarh have been receiving heavy rainfall due to the depression which crossed Odisha on Tuesday. More

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 1 month ago

Odisha Reports 580 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Fatalities In Last 24 Hrs

The daily Covid-19 caseload maintained its downward curve in Odisha as the State registered 580 infections on Thursday including 77 cases in the 0-18 years age group, informed State Information and Public Relations Department. As many as 336 cases were found in quarantine and 244 were local cases.

While the State’s coronavirus tally stood at 10,18,298, four more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,118. Khordha district, comprising State capital Bhubaneswar, recorded the highest number of new infections (261), followed by Cuttack (87) and Jajpur (29).

As many as 561 patients recovered from the disease on Thursday taking the total number of recovery to 10,04,164. The State has currently 5,963 active patients.
 

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 1 month ago

High Drama Ends As ‘Kidnapped’ Delivery Boy, His Lover Brought Back To Bhubaneswar

A team of Dhauli police brought the duo back from Madhya Pradesh. Both are now being interrogated at Dhauli police station More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 1 month ago

Flood-Like Situation In Jajpur And Mayurbhanj As Rivers Continue To Swell

Over 1,500 people of around 200 families residing in Bangali Sahi, Ghutu Sahi and Bal Sahi have remained stranded since Monday. More

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 1 month ago

Woman Hacked To Death In Robbery Bid: Locals Observe 12-Hour Bangomunda Bandh Today

Locals have called the bandh from 6 am to 6 pm demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants and stringent action against them More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Angry Villagers In Odisha Make Two Govt Officials Walk On Muddy Road, Video Goes Viral

Akshaya Kumar Behera, SDO of Water Resources Department and junior engineer Sisir Kumar Sahu faced the wrath of the villagers when they visited the locality to assess flood situation following two days of heavy downpour.  More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

'Crorepati' Anganwadi Worker Remanded To Judicial Custody Till Sept 28 

Kabita Mathan, an Anganwadi worker of Koradakanta centre in Bhubaneswar, was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths along with her husband after she was found in possession of disproportionate assets. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Rain Havoc In Odisha: 6 Dead, 2 Still Missing, 23.82 Lakh Affected, Says SRC

Six human causalities have been reported including three from Kendrapara district due to wall collapse, one each from Ganjam and Subarnapur districts due to wall collapse and one from Khordha district due to drowning. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Odisha Combined Police Service Main Exam Result Out, Check Merit List & Viva-Voce Date

A total of 547 candidates have cleared the main written examination of the Combined Police Service Examination (CPSE)-2017, the results of which were announced by the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) on Wednesday. More

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 month ago

Odisha Poorest In Country, 46% Farmers Debt-ridden, Took Loans At 30-50% Rate of Interest: NSSO

The NSSO Report All India Debt and Investment Survey 2019 has disproved the rosy picture of Odisha's growing per capita income. The condition of labourer households seems very wretched in the State More