Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 23 October 2023

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Septuagenarian in Odisha launches fast-unto death over bad roads

An unusual scene unfolded near Lalsingh panchayat office under Bhanjanagar block of Ganjam district on Monday. A curious crowd thronged the place where an elderly person was sitting alone with some documents under a tattered roof of a black polythene sheet supported by three poles. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha 5T Secretary VK Pandian takes voluntary retirement

The voluntary retirement of Pandian has been approved by the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Durga Puja: Looters and snatchers on prowl in Bhubaneswar pandals!

Police have caught 26 suspected looters after checking CCTV footage at different places. Most of them reportedly are from Bihar & Jharkhand while sources said that the gang has over 100 members. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Youth stealing clothes by putting them on nabbed in Bhubaneswar mall

The accused, identified as Sushant, had entered the mall wearing a t-shirt and shorts just like any other customer. The staff and other employees had no idea about Sushant’s real intention. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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2024 battle: Politics heats up in Odisha as BJD, BJP and Congress set Durga Puja resolutions

The Saffron party claimed that people will kill scores of ‘Mahishasuras’ in BJD and the BJP will come to power in Odisha this time. Similarly, the Congress has resolved to throw both the PM Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre and Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government here in Odisha out of power. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Cyclone Hamoon forms over Bay of Bengal, to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in next 12 hours: IMD

As per the IMD, it is very likely to move nearly north-northeast-wards and cross the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around noon of October 25 as a deep depression. More
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Driver found dead under mysterious circumstances, 'quack' accused of murder

The deceased has been identified as Mukunda Nanda, a resident of Kulerbahal under Puintala police limits. A complaint has been lodged by the bereaved family at Puintala Police Station in this regard. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Cyclone Hamoon to form over Bay of Bengal today; check IMD’s district-wise rain forecast for Odisha

As per the IMD, the cyclonic storm is very likely to move nearly north-northeast-wards and cross the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around the evening of October 25 as a deep depression. More
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  • 6 months ago
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Cyclone threat triggers panic harvest by Odisha maize farmers 

To save their crops from the rain and gusty winds, the farmers, who are in a hurry, have started harvesting maize. Farmers were seen carrying the maize straight to safer places while others were milling the crops on the farmland itself.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Youth dupes ex-IAF officer of Rs 35 lakh on pretext of recovering money lost in online gaming in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar Zone 5 ACP, Gautam Kisan informed that the accused had gained access to the victim’s bank account and transferred the money to his own account after transferring the cash initially into two other accounts- one in Bengaluru and another one in Assam. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Cyclone Hamoon-induced rain may dampen Durga puja festivities, weak pandals may get affected in Odisha: IMD DG

IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra today said that the deep depression is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by this evening. The storm will have no major impact on Odisha. Light rain will occur in coastal areas of north and coastal Odisha, said Mohapatra. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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Odia youth shines at Lakme Fashion Week 2023

The five-day fiesta began on October 10 and continued till October 15 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi where leading designers from India showcased their collections. More
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Cyclone Hamoon: IMD rules out any impact on Odisha; several districts to experience rainfall activities

IMD Bhubaneswar Scientist Umashankar Das said several parts of coastal and north Odisha are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall activities under the impact of Cyclone Hamoon. More
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Keeping Odia pride alive: This hotel in Kolkata continues its legacy for three generations

The Swadhin Bharat Hindu Hotel in Kolkata has been serving mouth-watering Odia delicacies since 120 years. The name might seem to be a bit patriotic and nationalistic, but it has a reason behind it. More
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Cyclone Tej to weaken into very severe cyclonic storm; wind speed gusting up to 150 km likely

As per the forecast, it is likely to cross Yemen coast close to Al-Ghaidah around the early hours of October 24 as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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‘Fake doctor’ found prescribing medicines at Balasore medical college, detained

The impersonation came to the fore after some staff of the medical saw the imposter prescribing medicines to the patients and grew suspicious. Upon being asked, he reportedly argued with the security guard as well. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 6 months ago
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Cyclone ‘Hamoon’: Odisha SRC puts district Collectors on alert, issues advisory

Special Relief Commission has advised district Collectors to keep administrative machinery ready to face any eventuality.   More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Elephant calf dies after falling into pit dug by forest dept

Sources said the pit was dug by the forest department for rainwater conservation. The calf was seriously injured after falling into the pit. It finally succumbed to the injuries on Monday. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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A patriotic Durga puja! ‘Bharat Mata’ is worshipped in this Cuttack puja pandal

Bakhrabad Durga puja committee in the millennium city is such a place where nationalism and patriotism has taken centre stage as the members have put ‘Bharat Mata’ on the pandal instead of Goddess Durga. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
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OSSSC upcoming vacancy: 234 vacant posts of Vital Statistics Assistant to be filled up soon

The state government has recently approved the framing of the Odisha Health Intelligence & Vital Statistics Service (Method of recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2023 for the recruitment of Vital Statistics Assistant.  More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Cyclone ‘Hamoon’ likely in 18 hrs, may cross Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong on Oct 25

As per the IMD, the deep depression now lies centered about 430 km south off Paradip coast in Odisha, 590 km southwest of Digha in West Bengal, and 740 km south-southwest off Khepupara in Bangladesh. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Cyclone Tej and Cyclone Hamoon: Know all about these twin storms

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a cyclone named as 'Tej' is brewing over the Arabian Sea while a possible cyclone 'Hamoon' is forming over the Bay of Bengal.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Doctor meets watery grave while bathing in gorge in Odisha’s Ganjam 

According to a source, Padhi along with his three friends went to Huluhula gorge for a picnic. After having food, they went to the gorge to take a bath. While bathing, Padhi’s feet reportedly slipped and he drowned.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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2024 elections: BJD scratches head over 'rehabilitation' of dissidents

The situation in the Digapahandi assembly of Ganjam seat is no different as Biplab Patra, son of former Speaker Suryanayan Patro is heading a faction, aspiring for a ticket, but his rival is none other than the expelled BJD leader Bipin Pradhan. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Royal Bengal Tiger prowls in Odisha’s Gajapati forests, gives sleepless nights to residents  

While keeping track of the movements of the wild animal, the officers are also creating awareness among the villagers on how to save their and their domestic animals’ lives.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Durga Puja festival in Baripada sends a message of Hindu-Muslim unity

Of the several puja committees in the town, Tentuladanga Puja Committee in Bairpada town is unique because it sends out a heart-warming message of communal harmony and brotherhood.  More
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