Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Wednesday, 25 October 2023

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Final voter list in Odisha to be published on Jan 5, 2024

Complaints regarding anomalies and errors will be received from the public between October 27 and December 9 while hearing of complaints will be held by December 26. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Berhampur mayor's dance on ‘Naveen Babu' song at dandia programme goes viral

The programme was organised on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami on Tuesday, featuring the song, which is reportedly played at several Biju Janata Dal (BJD) programmes and campaigns.    More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha farmer’s daughter aspires to represent India in rugby

Meet Nirmalaya Rout, who is representing Odisha in rugby at the 37th National Games in Goa. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha farmers lose sleep over pest attack on paddy

Farmers alleged that due to pest attacks, the paddy plants are failing to give out shoots. They are worried that they won’t be able to repay their loans and borrowings that they have taken for the cultivation this year.   More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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National Games 2023: Odisha star Pranati Naik steals show in women’s artistic gymnastics

Star gymnast Pranati Naik secured gold medal in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics event. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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National Games 2023: Odisha weightlifters Jhilli Dalabehera & Sneha Soren bag bronze medals

In the women’s 49kg category, former Asian Champion Jhilli lifted an impressive total weight of 167kg to finish third and bag the bronze medal. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Sec 144 clamped in Odisha's Bangomunda as tension refuses to subside

Gathering of people, meetings, and rallies have been prohibited. Police also conducted a flag march in the area.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha lecturer critical in attack by student dies after 9 months

On February 22, 2023, Rajesh Sahish, a Plus-II second-year student, came late to Amit Barik's class. The lecturer asked the student about the reason for the delay following which there was an argument. Infuriated, Rajesh attacked Amit, leaving the latter critically injured. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Pandian will win from any seat in Ganjam: BJD's District President Chyau Patnaik

While political observers are keeping a close watch on what kind of role the ex-bureaucrat is going to play in the BJD politics, rumour mills have gone into overdrive that he could be contesting elections in 2024 from any of 13 Assembly segments in Ganjam. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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BJD leaders may, but Odisha people won't accept VK Pandian: Congress  

With the political atmosphere in Odisha warming up over the appointment of VK Pandian as chairman of 5T (Transformational Initiatives) and Nabin Odisha, in the rank of cabinet minister, and the likelihood of his plunge into politics, opposition parties continue to lash their tongues against the ex-bureaucrat. More
  • Cassian Baliarsingh
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha phone users receive emergency alerts with buzzer-like sound; don't panic, says official

The government is working with the National Disaster Management Authority for better preparedness during natural disasters. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Durga Puja immersion procession in Bhubaneswar to begin at 3pm, security beefed up

12 ADCPs and DCP rank officers, 28 ACP rank officers, 42 Inspectors, 115 Sub Inspectors and ASI, 70 traffic personnel, and 70 home guards will be deployed to maintain the law and order situation in the capital city during the immersion procession today. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Double murder rocks Koraput, police launch probe

As per reports, a youth from Tema village had gone to watch Ravana Podi at Kunduli on Tuesday night. While returning home in the morning, he reportedly had an altercation with another person at Hatapadar who allegedly attacked him with sharp weapons killing him on the spot. More
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Devotees throng Puri Srimandir as special Kartik rituals begin; Holy Trinity adorns Radha Damodar Besha

The month is particularly important for the Habisyalis who observe Kartika Brata and worship Lord Jagannath in Radha Damodara Besha during the entire holy month of Kartik. More
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Lord Lingaraj’s rituals suspended again following dispute between Nijogs in Bhubaneswar

Challenging the court order, Brahman and Puja Panda Nijogs later filed a petition in the court and obtained a stay order on the construction of shops by the Badu Nijog which has been frowned upon by them More
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Dussehra celebration turns tragic as 4 killed in road mishap in Nuapada

The three injured were admitted to the local hospital and after later shifted to Nuapada District Headquarters Hospital after their condition deteriorated.  More
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  • 6 months ago
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Tiger census begins in Kuldiha sanctuary today

As per reports, 42 forest department employees from 14 beat houses in the sanctuary are taking part in the tiger census exercise which will continue till October 30, 2023. More
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Group clash sparks tension in Bolangir, 5 injured; police force deployed

The situation further escalated after hundreds of supporters of the injured gheraoed Bangomunda police station More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Female elephant dies after being hit by goods train in Odisha's Keonjhar

Senior officials of the forest department informed that though a caution order was in place, the accident could not be prevented. Dense fog might have led to less visibility. However, a detailed investigation is being conducted in connection with the incident. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Durga Puja set to conclude in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar as grand immersion ceremony gets underway

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up makeshift ponds for the immersion purpose. Two of them have been dug up at Daya river and Bankual river ghats. The other two ponds have come up Kuakhai river bank on the outskirts of the smart city. More
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Severe cyclonic storm Hamoon crosses Bangladesh coast; to weaken into deep depression

As per IMD, it is very likely to move north-eastwards and weaken into a deep depression during the next six hours and further into a depression during the subsequent six hours. More
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  • 6 months ago
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Cyclone Hamoon: Indian Coast Guard rescues stranded ship off Paradip Coast

The Government of India’s research vessel 'Samudra Kaustubh’ with 25 crew members on board was in danger after it was adrift since Monday midnight, about 35 NM off Paradip. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Ravan Podi held across Odisha, marks end of Durga Puja festivities 

The Ravan Podi event, which marks the victory of good over evil, was held at six places in Bhubaneswar. They were Baramunda, Jharpada, Koradakanta, Tomando, Chhatabar and Naharakanta. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Vijaya Dashami celebrated across Odisha as Durga Puja draws to close 

At several places in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, and Rourkela, some puja mandaps held ‘Sindura Khela,’ wherein women apply vermilion on the forehead of the Goddess and then apply it on one another before bidding adieu to the Goddess. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Armed bike-borne miscreants loot Rs 60,000 from businessman in Odisha’s Deogarh

As he was collecting money, four unidentified bike-borne youths, aged between 18 and 30, came from nowhere and intimidated Kuna and others by wielding a pistol. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha Film Producers boycott actor Manoj Mishra over protest against movie Ram 

The producers alleged that Misha was behind the recent protest in Sambalpur against the Odia film Ram featuring Arindam Roy and Anubhav Mohanty. They decided to boycott the well-known actor in their upcoming films for two years. More
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