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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Tuesday, 05 October 2021

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  • Odishatv Bureau
  • 2 months ago

How Netizens In Odisha Bemoaned Global Outage Of WhatsApp, Facebook And Insta

Netizens and social media users in Odisha expressed their resentment over the development even though the three social media platforms reconnected to the global internet early on Tuesday morning. More
  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Rs 3.05 Cr Property Of 11 Ganja Smugglers Freezed In Odisha

According to police sources, nine out of the 11 persons hail from Malkangiri district while the rest two are from Andhra Pradesh. All of them were arrested during a crackdown on ganja smuggling in MV 79 area on February 1, 2021. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

I Have Been A Victim Of Vindictiveness, Says Tainted IFS Officer Abhaykant Pathak

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. 
 

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

BMC Revises Norms For Marriage And Funeral Gatherings, Check Details

The civic body said the modifications have been made to obviate some confusion arisen in the earlier order.  More

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

OHRC Directs Malkangiri SP To Probe 'Custodial Torture' Case

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

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

COVID Curbs: BMC Prohibits Mahalaya Observation At Bindu Sagar

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.

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Industrial Parks In India: Odisha Has To Remain Content With 'Aspirer' Club

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

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Drug Bust On Mumbai Cruise Ship: 2 Among 4 More Arrested Accused From Odisha’s Rourkela

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

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Music Album Director Among 4 Held For Illegal Arms Trade In Odisha

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Orissa High Court Dismisses Anticipatory Bail Plea Of Suspended BJD MLA Prashant Jagdev

Prashant Jagdev had been suspended by party Supremo Naveen Patnaik following reports of his alleged ‘hooliganism’. More

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Is The Scene: Possession For Trafficking Drug Cases Up 130% In Last 4-yrs

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

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Senior BJP Leader Jayaram Pangi Hints At Quitting Party

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

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

OSSC Main Exam Schedule For Various Posts Out, Check Details

The main written examination for these posts will be held on October 18, 2021 through Computer Based Recruitment Examination (CBRE) mode in Bhubaneswar. More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

Smart Prepaid Meters To Be Installed, Women SHGs To Collect Electricity Bills: Speaker SN Patro

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

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

ATM Card Cloning: 3 Haryana Youths Arrested In Major Breakthrough By Bolangir Police

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

  • Pti
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Plans To Use Drones, Satellite-Based Technologies To Detect Hemp Cultivation

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

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Music Album Director Among Four Held For Illegal Arms Deal In Odisha

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.

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Special Funds For Covering Open Drains In Twin City: House Panel 

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Tension Erupts In These Odisha Villages As Vaccination Drive Faces Major Huddle

People in certain areas across Odisha still face lot of difficulties in getting themselves inoculated for various reasons More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Collectors Directed To Speed Up Seat Reservation Process

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Jalada Kumar Tripathy Takes Oath As Chief Information Commissioner Of Odisha

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.
 

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Sambalpur Tragedy: 3 Of A Family Swept Away In Mahanadi River Current Found Dead

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Rudra Maharathy Takes Oath As Pipili MLA

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.
 

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Former IFS Officer Abhay Pathak Appear Before ED, MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Summoned

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

4 More Odisha Officials Given Compulsory Retirement For Corruption, Inefficiency

Odisha government has so far taken action against 122 officials over graft charges and inefficiency More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Link In Mumbai Cruise Drug Bust Which Led To Arrest Of Shah Rukh Khan’s Son Aryan

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

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 months ago

Petrol Price Touches All-Time High In Odisha’s Malkangiri

The current inflation in the fuel prices has evoked strong resentment among the people in Malkangiri More

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Berhampur Civic Body Imposes Curbs On Observing Durga Puja, Diwali; Check Details

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

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

Sub-Inspectors To Head 216 Police Outposts In Odisha; CM Naveen Approves Proposal

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.

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 months ago

BMC Cap On Marriage, Other Functions Opposed In Bhubaneswar

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

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Odisha PET Exams Question Paper 'Leaked', Mass Education Minister Refutes Claims

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.

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Covid-19: Maa Biraja Rath Yatra To Be Held Sans Devotees 

"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

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 2 months ago

Odisha JEE 2021: Web-Based Counselling To Begin From Today

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

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launches BSKY Smart Health Cards In Gajapati

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

  • Pradeep Singh
  • 2 months ago

Unabated Rise In Petrol, Diesel Prices Rattle Common Man In Odisha

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

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

OTV Announces Scholarship After ‘Brave Hero’ Arindam Das

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

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Will Weather Play Spoilsport This Durga Puja In Odisha?

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

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Whatsapp Chats Sealed Aryan Khan's Fate: ASG Made A Sensational Claim In Court

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

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Silver Plating Of Srimandir Doors: 5 Quintals Of Silver To Be Shifted To District Treasury

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