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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 18 October 2021

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  • Suryakant Jena
  • 1 month ago

BJP Will Win Polls In 5 States Under Leadership Of PM Modi: Jay Panda

National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Baijayant Panda has exuded confidence that the party is fully geared up to script victory in the forthcoming elections to five states of the country.  More
  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 1 month ago

Banks In Odisha To Remain Closed On October 19, 20

All banks and banking institutions in Odisha will remain closed on October 19 and 20.

According to a notification issued by the Revenue and Disaster Management department, the banks in the State will remain closed on the above mentioned dates on the occasion of 'Eid-Milad' and Gajalaxmi Puja respectively. 

“Banks and other Banking Institutions etc., in Odisha will remain closed on 19th October, 2021 (Tuesday) and 20th October, 2021 (Wednesday) on the occasion of 'Eid-Milad' and 'Gajalaxmi PLO', respectively,” the notification read.

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 1 month ago

Odisha DGP Announces 'Antrik Suraksha Seva Padak' For 2282 Cops

As many as 2282 police officials in Odisha will be honoured with 'Antrik Suraksha Seva Padak' for their exemplary services and bravery.

The police officials who have worked for a minimum of 2 years in the regions hit by the Left-Wing Extremism situation will be conferred with the award. 

'Antrik Suraksha Seva Padak' is instituted by the Home Ministry to present medals to the police officials of different ranks who have been working in Maoist affected areas. 

The Director-General of Police (DGP) is authorised to present the medals to the working officials, the Home Ministry informed in a statement.

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 month ago

COVID19 Vaccination  Upshot: 1 Cr In Odisha Got 2 Shots But Slow Rate In 26 Dists

Despite a faster vaccination rate in Bhubaneswar, Khordha district lags behind the South Delhi district in the inoculation race. Infection rate in Cuttack is 0.01 percent, but fully vaccinated vis-a-vis the population is below 30 per cent. More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 1 month ago

AICTE Inks Pact With IOSR For Introducing Engineering In Odia Language

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Monday signed an agreement with the Institute of Odia Study and Research (IOSR) for introducing Engineering education in Odia language. The collaboration is aimed at developing the study materials for engineering education in Odia language. More

  • Odishatv Bureau
  • 1 month ago

Lady Teacher Missing Case: Victim’s Father Alleges Sex Trade At School, Opposition Guns For Minister's Head

The Opposition parties have slammed minister Mishra for allegedly shielding Govind Sahu and demanded the former’s suspension. More

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 1 month ago

Safety Scare: COVID Swab Samples Carried On Boats With Passengers In Puri's Krushnaprasad Block

The Health department had hired the private boat exclusively for ensuring safety and convenience of the health workers in transporting medicines, medical accessories as well as patients. The boat used to ferry from Satpada to Janhikuda on which health workers in Chilika Nuapada under Krushnaprasad Block used to carry out the necessary works. More

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 1 month ago

3 Labourers Choked To Death While Cleaning Septic Tank In Rayagada

In a tragic incident, three labourers died due to asphyxiation while cleaning a septic tank at Panchali village under Saranagada pachayat in Rayagada district on Monday.

Fire services personnel have recovered their bodies from the septic tank.

Further details are awaited.

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 month ago

Bhupesh Baghel's Ganja Snub Puts Odisha In Dock, UN Report Bares It All

NCB and DRI reports show Odisha and AP as the 2 top cannabis originating states in the country. Though Odisha police bust the trade with big seizures, it needs to tread the Tamil Nadu way and go for a major crackdown More

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 1 month ago

Reopening Of Schools In Odisha: Detailed Advisory Out, Check Details

The headmasters have been asked to intimate the District Education Officer (DEO) a day before the opening of schools. More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

Passengers Can Travel With Monthly And Quarterly Season Tickets In 7 More Trains: ECoR

In a big relief to passengers, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has restarted the Monthly Season Ticket (MST) and Quarterly Season Ticket (QST) services in seven more pairs of Passenger Special Trains.

As per an official notification, the MST and QST will be applicable for seven paring trains and the decision will benefit daily commuters.

The Monthly Season Ticket (MST) and Quarterly Season Ticket (QST) have resumed in following 7 pairs of trains for the convenience of daily commuters:

1. 08431/08432 Puri-Cuttack-Puri Special.

2. 08412/08411 Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar Special.

3. 08461/08462 Cuttack-Paradeep-Cuttack Special.

4. 08454/08453 Cuttack-Bhadrak-Cuttack Special.

5. 08404/08403 Puri-Khurda Road-Puri Special.

6. 68050/68049 Bhadrak-Kharagpur-Bhadrak Special.

7. 08004/08003 Bhadrak-Howrah-Bhadrak Special.

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 1 month ago

IAS Officer RK Sharma Retains Charge As Odisha’s ACS Health

Senior IAS officer Raj Kumar Sharma will continue to head the Health Department of Odisha. The order to this effect was issued by the GA and PG Department which stated that Sharma will retain the charge of Additional Chief Secretary of the Health Department in addition to his original posting. Sharma, a 1987 batch IAS officer, is presently posted as the Commissioner, Agriculture Production of Odisha. He was roped in hold charge of the Health department in place of senior IAS officer Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra after the latter went on leave for 28 days, from September 14 to October 11, on personal grounds. In a surprising move, Mohapatra was appointed as the Chairman of the Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC) two days ago. The development has sparked various speculations over the race to head the bureaucracy in place of Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra who is due to retire from service on February 28, 2022.

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 1 month ago

Police Rescue 68 Bonded Labourers From Bolangir While Trafficked To AP In Two Days

Earlier on Sunday, as many as 42 bonded labourers, including 15 women and three minors, had been rescued by Kantabanji Police from a railway station. More

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 1 month ago

Retired Navy Official From Odisha’s Nabarangpur Cracks OAS Examination

After retiring from service, Madangi appeared the OAS examination in 2019 and cleared the test in the first attempt. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Two Minor Boys Drown In Baitarani River 

Two minor boys aged 15 and 17 years drowned in Baitarani river near Gopakul village under Mangalpur police limits of Jajpur district on Monday. According to sources, the minor duo went deep into water while trying to pluck water lilies and drowned.

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 1 month ago

Veggie Prices Set Kitchen On Fire In Cuttack And Bhubaneswar Ahead Of Holy Kartik Month

As per reports, pointed guard prices shot up to Rs 60 a kilogram (kg), while bitter guard is being sold at Rs 70 per kg, yam at Rs 60 per kg, brinjal at Rs 40 per kg and tomato at Rs 50 per kg. Similarly, onions are being priced at Rs 50 per kilogram while long beans at Rs 80 and beans at Rs 100 per kilo, respectively. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Former Odisha Minister Anjali Behera Joins BJP 

Former minister Anjali Behera joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a programme held at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Congress leader from Parjang in Dhenkanal district, Santosh Rout and several other leaders from Angul district also joined the saffron party during the programme today. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders were present on the occasion. Addressing a gathering after her formal induction into the BJP, Behera said, "The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has caused much harm to me and my family. I along with my father and mother selflessly served the people of Dhenkanal district, but in return, the party kicked us out."  

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

Slum Dwellers Burn Tyres, Block Road During Eviction Drive In Bhubaneswar 

Tension ran high at Shyampur slums on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Monday during an eviction drive launched by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) to clear illegal encroachments. As per reports, the BDA staff met with stiff opposition from the irate slum dwellers who burnt tyres and blocked road protesting the drive. There was no report of any injury or damage to property received so far even as the drive continues. 

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

Low Pressure Forms Over WB, North Odisha; Check IMD’s Latest Forecast

As per IMD, the low pressure has been formed under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over Gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

DSE Odisha Admit Card For Trained Graduate Teacher Exam Out, Check Link To Download

The admit card for 6720 posts of Trained Graduate Teacher (Arts), Trained Graduate Teacher Science (PCM), Trained Graduate Teacher Science (CBZ) and Telugu Teacher has been made available on the official web portal www.dseodisha.in from October 16.  More

  • Vikash Sharma
  • 1 month ago

Designer Necklace Worth Rs 24 Lakh, 1440 Grams Gold Jewellery Seized From MLA Pradeep Panigrahi's Residence

Senior officials of the anti-corruption unit said that the process for the seizure and attachment of the gold jewellery has already begun. Similarly, steps are also being taken to freeze the bank accounts of Panigrahi and his family members. More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 1 month ago

Lady Teacher Missing Case: Detained School Panel President Escapes, 3 Cops Suspended

Mamita has been missing for the last 11 days. The family members of the lady teacher alleged that Sahu used to force the women employees at the school to keep illicit relationships with him. Bunty had accused Sahu of being directly involved in her missing as she had threatened to expose Sahu.  More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 1 month ago

Odisha Vigilance Concludes Raids On Premises Linked To MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

It may be noted that on December 3, 2020, the CID Crime Branch of Odisha Police had arrested Panigrahi in connection with a case of forgery, criminal conspiracy and other cyber offences. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 month ago

OSSSC Combined Recruitment Exam: Application Deadline For 2841 Posts To End Soon, Know Important Details

The registration process which was started by the Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission (OSSSC) on October 1 is scheduled to conclude on October 21. More

  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 1 month ago

Car On Rampage On Bhubaneswar Road, 8 Injured In Series Accident

The speeding vehicle created panic near Saheed Nagar Market area at around 8.30pm.  More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 1 month ago

Chhattisgarh CM's Veiled Dig At Odisha Over Ganja Smuggling Creates Political Storm

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel who made the statement a day after an SUV, allegedly transporting ganja between MP and Odisha, ploughed into a religious procession in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh killing one person and injuring 17 others, has urged Odisha and MP governments to take stern action against ganja trade. More

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 1 month ago

Missing Lady Teacher Mamita Case: Opposition Accuses Odisha Govt Of Shielding School President

The Opposition parties have trained their guns in the Odisha government after the missing lady teacher of Sunshine English Medium School in Mahaling under Sindhekela Police limits still remains untraceable after 10 days More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 1 month ago

Surging Oil Prices, Bus Fares Fuelling Public Unrest In Odisha

In Odisha, the compounding effect of fuel price hike continues to pile up more miseries on people with the rise in fares of public transport. As per the data available with OTV, in the last 20 days, petrol prices have jumped over Rs 4.50 while diesel has now become dearer by Rs 5.49 since September 28. More

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 month ago

Full Monsoon Withdrawal By Oct 22, Odisha May Witness Pre-Diwali Shower

A nip in the Odisha air will be witnessed as the morning surface temperature in the western, central and southern Odisha will drop to 20 deg C on Oct 21 from around 24 deg C on Sunday (Oct 17)   More