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Former IFS officer Abhaykant Pathak emerged out of ED office following 11 hours of questioning in connection with an alleged money laundering case involving a transaction of Rs 8 cr. Speaking to the reporters, Pathak said that he has been a victim of vindictiveness and will cooperate with the enforcement agencies whenever required.
The civic body said the modifications have been made to obviate some confusion arisen in the earlier order. More
The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Superintendent of Police of Malkangiri directing him to conduct an inquiry into the matter More
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday imposed curbs on observing Mahalaya at Bindu Sagar pond in Bhubaneswar to keep COVID 19 from spreading further.
As per the order, no feast or religious rituals are allowed at the sacred pond.
"In view of the restriction imposed by the government on large religious congregations and to ensure public safety in apprehension of the spread of COVID-19 virus due to congregation of large number of citizens during "Mahalaya" festival at the Bindusagar pond, the observation of the function including "Brahmana Bhojan" and other rituals related to Mahalaya is prohibited," said the civic body order.
The road to bringing industrial investment and employment passes through industrial parks as it gives a booster shot to the SME sector. Odisha trails nationally in Industrial parks infra. Vedanta SEZ in Challenger Club More
The duo has been identified as Manish Rajgaria (30) and Avin Sahoo (30) while the other two are Abdul Kadar Sheikh (30) and Shreyas Nair (23). They are residents of Jogeshwari and Goregaon (east) respectively. All four have been remanded to the NCB custody till October 11. More
Commissionerate Police has seized 50 guns and 1473 ammunitions from Cuttack urban police district (UPD) in 2020. Similarly, 51 illegal arms and 254 ammunitions have been seized in 2021 so far. More
Prashant Jagdev had been suspended by party Supremo Naveen Patnaik following reports of his alleged ‘hooliganism’. More
Drugs/narcotic substances for personal consumption grew by a mere 19 percent between 2017-2020, but around 130 percent growth was witnessed in cases of possessing drugs for trafficking More
Making a veiled hint at such an occurrence, Pangi in his interview with the news channel said that despite working tirelessly for the welfare of people in the last four decades of his political career, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done for the public. More
The main written examination for these posts will be held on October 18, 2021 through Computer Based Recruitment Examination (CBRE) mode in Bhubaneswar. More
Responding to media queries on irregularities in collection of electricity bills, Patro said that clear instructions have been issued to power distribution companies to ensure timely collection of outstanding bill amount. More
The three accused, identified as Sanjeeb, Sumit and Kuldip, were arrested in a joint operation by the Bolangir and Titlagarh police. The trio was arrested after the complainant, Sabyasachi Panda, raised an alarm after one of the members of the gang tried to swipe Panda’s debit card on a small device on the pretext of helping him withdraw money from AXIS Bank ATM in Bolangir today. More
Odisha police and excise department have jointly destroyed 22,217 acres of cultivation of hemp, a variety of cannabis, in 2020-21, as compared to 9,473 acres in 2018-19. More
The Commissionerate Police on Tuesday arrested four persons during an illegal trade of firearms in Badambadi area of Cuttack. Three guns and 16 live rounds were seized from them. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Prateek Singh said that one among the arrested accused was a director of music album who hails from Shankarpur area. Further details are awaited as the police investigation is in progress at present.
Decision has been taken to cover open drains, install 10-feet-high net on both sides of drains, eviction of encroachments from drains and enhancement of catchment areas. More
People in certain areas across Odisha still face lot of difficulties in getting themselves inoculated for various reasons More
The State Panchayati Raj department has issued a directive to the administrative heads of all districts to accelerate the preparations for the elections on a priority basis. More
Newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner of Odisha, Jalad Kumar Tripathy, took the oath of office at Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.
In a special function organised at the Raj Bhavan, Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal administered him the oath of office and secrecy. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik marked his presence at the oath taking ceremony via video conferencing.
It is worth mentioning that Tripathy was the former Director General of Police (DGP), Tamil Nadu. He also served as the Police Commissioner of Chennai earlier.
A Fireman, with the help of a scuba diver and local fishermen, found the body of the girl trapped in a tree which was around 500 meters away from the spot where the trio had slipped off. The girl was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. However, she was declared brought dead by the doctor. More
Newly-elected Pipili MLA Rudra Pratap Maharathy of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) took oath at the Speaker’s chamber of the Odisha Legislative Assembly in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.
Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro administered him the oath of office and secrecy.
Maharathy had won the byelection by defeating BJP candidate Ashrit Pattanayak by over 20,000 votes.
The ED has also summoned Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and his daughter for questioning. Though the father-daughter duo had been summoned earlier for appearance, they failed to show up, hastening the agency to summon them for the second time. More
Odisha government has so far taken action against 122 officials over graft charges and inefficiency More
As per national media reports, one of the accused, who has been arrested recently, belongs to Odisha. As per the reports, drugs have also been recovered from the accused in small quantities. The drug has been identified as Hydroponic Weed More
The current inflation in the fuel prices has evoked strong resentment among the people in Malkangiri More
The Durga Puja will be celebrated from October 13 to October 15, 2021. "It is hereby directed that congregation for the celebration of Durga Puja and cultural congregations shall not be allowed in public within BeMC area," a notification issued by the civic body read. More
Now Sub-Inspector (SI) rank officers will head several police outposts in different parts of Odisha. Such proposal has been approved by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
As per the Chief Ministers Office (CMO), the Sub-Inspectors will head the 216 police outposts in the State. Earlier, these outposts were managed by Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) rank officers. It is hoped that the experience and training of the Sub-Inspectors in investigation and other aspects will play a crucial role in checking crime at the outpost level.
The members of the association gheraoed the BMC headquarters in protest of the revised guidelines which restricts the number of attendees in weddings, thread ceremonies and funerals to 50. During the protest, the association members also blocked the main road demanding immediate withdrawal of the BMC order. More
The question papers of the Odisha Physical Education Teacher (PET) exam, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, were allegedly leaked.
As per reports, a handwritten question paper, claimed to be of PET exam, along with its answers went viral on social media. Meanwhile, a complaint has been lodged about the incident on Tuesday morning.
As per the complaints, the question paper was sold at around Rs 2 lakh.
However, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das has refuted the claims.
"I don't think there is any truth behind such claims. The exams will begin at 10:30 am. We can say anything about the matter after the question paper package is opened at the exam centres," said Das.
"I have received the copies of the papers circulating on social media and will compare those with today's question papers. But, I don't think such an incident could have happened," he added.
"Respecting the emotions of the devotees, the collector has decided to allow them to visit the temple from 5 am to 2 pm for 'darshan'. However, section 144 will be clamped from 2 pm to 5 am during which the chariot pulling ceremony will be conducted." More
The results of the OJEE 2021 were declared on Wednesday. Of total 65,763 candidates, only 49,360 candidates had appeared the entrance test which was held from September 6 to September 18, 2021. Out of them, 49,279 were allotted ranks in their corresponding courses as per their performance in the examination. More
The CM also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 37 development projects which will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 819.61 Crore. More
Though the fuel prices differ from district to district depending on the freight charges, such a high fuel price in the tribal dominated Odisha district like Malkangiri has attracted sharp criticisms from people More
Arindam Das lost his life in line of duty while covering the rescue operation of an elephant, along with an ODRAF team, at Mundali barrage in Cuttack last month. More
As per model forecasts, a low pressure system will form close to Andhra Pradesh coasts on and around October 9. Given that monsoon mojo will be back in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman seas by the time, heavy rains likely in Odisha More
Aryan's counsel said the ship wasn't his, why not arrest 1000 others? Prosecution said produce any document to show Aryan was invited More
Raw silver weighing 500 kilograms brought for silver plating of the Kalahat Doors of Srimandir will be shifted to the district treasury, informed the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday. More