Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Tuesday, 05 December 2023

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  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Massive anti-incumbency wave in state: Odisha BJP chief, Manmohan Samal 

The BJP veteran also observed that women in the state have started changing their mindset as the BJD has long been misinforming them on various issues and Central schemes.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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Ten days on, tribals of Rayagada continue dharna for justice in Bhubaneswar 

The dharna launched by the tribal villagers of D Koral and Dimundi of Kashipur area in Rayagada district at the Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar entered the 10th day on Tuesday. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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MLA Bijay Shankar’s marriage application rejected

The MLA applied on September 21, 2023, at the Marriage Registrar's Office in Cuttack for registration of his marriage with Pratyusha Nanda, a resident of Arunodaya Market area.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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'Two persons abducted every three hours in Odisha'

If the recently released report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is anything to go by, two persons are being abducted in Odisha every three hours! More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 3 months ago
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Revival of dist status demand: Politics picks up pace after RDC visits Padampur

Various outfits observed a 12-hour bandh over demand for district status to Kantabanji in Bolangir after the government initiated the process to tag Padampur as a district. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 3 months ago
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Odisha Vigilance tops list for most DA cases in country 

Odisha Vigilance has also charge-sheeted 551 accused persons in 321 corruption cases, acquiring third place in the country.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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Odisha govt sanctions Rs 65 crore for improvement of Tusura airstrip in Bolangir 

In a piece of good news for the residents of Bolangir district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday approved a proposal for the modernisation of the Tusura airstrip in Bolangir.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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Odisha's declining sex ratio at birth a matter for deep concern 

The sex ratio at birth is falling drastically in Odisha, leaving health experts pondering over the reasons why the number of girls keeps falling even though there is a dedicated law to prevent such imbalance.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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Sand sculptures on themes of ‘Climate Change’ & ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ win hearts at Odisha’s Chandrabhaga 

The fourth day of the 13th International Sand Art Festival underway on the pristine beach of Chandrabhaga on Monday witnessed magnificent sand sculptures on the themes of ‘Climate Change' and ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 3 months ago
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Odisha govt clears 10 proposals of various departments

The proposal of the School and Mass Education Department to take over Secondary Board High School Cuttack has also been accorded the Cabinet nod. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Eight Blackbucks sent to Sambalpur Zoo from Nandankanan

The wildlife exchange programme between the Sambalpur Zoo and Bhubaneswar Nandankanan Zoo started on Tuesday. As many as eight blackbucks from the Nadanakanan Zoo were sent to the Sambalpur Zoo at Motijharan in the first phase.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 3 months ago
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Youth found dead at girlfriend’s house in Bhubaneswar; police start probe as kin allege murder

Police said that the family members had brought the body of Papuni to Capital Hospital on Monday night. The brother of the deceased has lodged a complaint alleging murder. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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Cyclone ‘Michaung:' Odisha farmers working against time to save crops 

The farmers in Ganjam district on Tuesday were seen making last-ditch efforts to save their harvest-ready paddy from the cyclone ‘Michaung’-induced unseasonal rain.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 3 months ago
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UGC to publish names of universities failing to appoint Ombudsperson for redressal of grievances

The UGC has asked universities to promptly appoint Ombudsperson(s) and implement other provisions of UGC Regulations on or before December 31, 2023. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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BJP will form govt in Odisha in 2024: Ex-MP Kharavela Swain

As for the speculation about a possible BJD-BJP friendly match in the next election, the BJP veteran said that the BJD is deliberately engineering such speculations to mislead people. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Cyclone Michaung: Orange warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha districts till Dec 6 early hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for the Andhra Pradesh coast as the severe cyclonic storm Michaung was expected to move nearly northwards and cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast close to Bapatla today. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 3 months ago
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BJP’s ‘Satyagraha’ seeking shifting of dumping yard in Bhubaneswar enters 8th day

BJP workers have been demanding the shift of the Temporary Transit Centre (TTS) to make the denizens of Bhubaneswar free from the stinking smell of the garbage dumped at the place. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 3 months ago
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'False' affidavit on sand mining: Cuttack admin convenes meeting after HC raps ex-Collector

The meeting is scheduled to be held at 4 pm today. The district administration has asked all the Tehsildars, mining officials and the Sub-Collector to remain present in the meeting. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 3 months ago
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UGC asks universities, colleges to set up selfie points; politics heats up in Odisha

In its letter, the UGC further believed that these selfie points would not only serve as a source of pride but also enlighten every citizen about the transformative initiatives that have propelled India’s growth on the global stage. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 3 months ago
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Cocaine seized at Paradip port to be sent to lab to ascertain chemical composition

The customs officials are claiming to have received important information after questioning the crew members of the ship. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 3 months ago
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Amid geopolitical concerns, gold prices hit new high as wedding season nears

In Bhubaneswar, 24-carat gold was priced at Rs 62,150, while the 22-carat gold was priced at Rs 57,700. In Rourkela, 24-carat gold was priced at Rs 64,400 and 22-carat gold at Rs 57,960. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 3 months ago
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BJP lashes out at Odisha govt over NCRB report, Ambabhona police station vandalism

Addressing a press conference in Bhubaneswar, BJP leader Irasis Acharya said, “Odisha has recorded a nearly two-fold increase in violent crimes in 2022. While almost 22244 cases of violent crimes were registered in 2021, the number rose to 40566 in 2022." More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 3 months ago
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Cyclone Michaung landfall process begins, to continue for next 3 hours: IMD

During the landfall process, the severe cyclonic storm is likely to pass with a maximum sustained wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 3 months ago
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Cyclone Michaung: School holiday declared in Gajapati tomorrow; Bhubaneswar airport cancels 2 flights

ODRAF teams have been divided into three teams and one team each will be sent to Raigad and Mohana which are vulnerable places, said the Collector. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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Prathamastami, a day for firstborns in Odisha 

Prathamastami is also celebrated in Srimandir, Puri. Madhabananda Jew, the presiding deity of Madhabananda Jew temple at Niali in Cuttack, is the maternal uncle of Lord Jagannath. More
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  • 3 months ago
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Odisha's southern districts receive more rain as cyclone 'Michaung' nears landfall

Rainfall has been recorded in Odisha's Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati districts since Monday evening, officials said. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 3 months ago
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One dead, 16 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

In the first accident, 15 persons were injured after a pickup truck they were travelling in lost control and overturned near Katarkela in Titilagarh block under Bolangir district this morning. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 3 months ago
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Fresh protest over district status demand for Kantabanji hits normalcy in Bolangir

As per reports, the bandh was enforced at 6 am today and will continue till 6 pm. Normal life has been thrown out of gear as the members of Kantabanji Zilla Sangarsha Samiti were seen picketing at strategic locations from early in the morning. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 3 months ago
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'Ailing healthcare': 95-yr-old hospital in Bhubaneswar suburbs runs with lone deputed doctor, pharmacist

The PHC which caters to healthcare needs of more than 50,000 people from five panchayats has only one doctor and one pharmacist. The pharmacist is reportedly forced to see patients and prescribe medicines on the week-offs and leaves of the doctor. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 3 months ago
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Cyclone Michaung: Farmers scramble to save harvest-ready crops as heavy rain set to batter southern Odisha

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while there is no cyclone warning for Odisha, some southern and coastal Odisha districts are likely to see heavy to very heavy rainfall on December 5 and 6. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 3 months ago
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Odia migrant labourer ‘beaten to death’ by labour contractor in Andhra  

Jogendra had gone to Andhra Pradesh to work in a brick kiln. It was alleged that he was critically injured in the brutal attack by a labour contractor there. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 3 months ago
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Two youths knocked down by bus in Odisha’s Kalahandi

As per reports, Kari and Jagannath were going on a bike from Junagarh to their village. As they neared Chilakpur under Junagarh police limits, a private bus coming from Kalampur towards Cuttack hit the bike from the rear. The two died on the spot.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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BJP confident of creating history in Odisha; BJD & Congress think otherwise 

After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) resounding victory in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the state functionaries seem to have been charged up. State party president Manmohan Samal on Monday said a U-Turn in Odisha politics is seen to be coming.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 3 months ago
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Cyclone Michaung: Govt ready for any situation, rescue teams deployed, says Odisha SRC

The SRC stated that as per the forecast of the IMD, though the cyclonic storm will have no direct impact on Odisha, some parts of the state including Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam are likely to experience heavy rainfall under its influence. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 3 months ago
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Spurt in murder, crime against women in Odisha; experts express concern over NCRB report 

As per the report, a total of 1,379 murder cases were registered wherein 1,402 people died. More
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