Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 25 December 2023

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Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar witnesses huge rush of visitors 

The newly installed ropeway was the major attraction as a large crowd was seen queuing up to enjoy the ride to take an ariel glimpse over the beautiful Kanjia lake. More
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Drunk driver causes multiple accidents in Bhubaneswar, detained

A drunk driver was caught while he was trying to flee after hitting several vehicles and people in the Nayapalli area. More
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'Institutions like AIIMS in Odisha a result of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's vision' 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha underscored the need for good governance while observing the 99th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Bhubaneswar on Monday.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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MP Aparajita Sarangi opposed ahead of public meeting in Bhubaneswar

Tension flared up at Buddheswari Colony in Bhubaneswar when some women, allegedly linked to the Biju Janata Dal, staged a demonstration and stopped the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bhubaneswar MP, Aparajita Sarangi on Monday.  More
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Divyang woman patient from Kakatpur goes missing in Cuttack 

Mamata Dalua, a mother of two and wife of Sanjay Dalua of Kerandiapal in the Kakatpur area, is mentally challenged. She was taken to a private hospital in Cuttack for psychiatric treatment on December 19. More
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Odisha Guv lends ear to farmers’ problems in Sambalpur, assures relief 

During his Sambalpur visit, Governor Raghubar Das on Monday met farmers at Parmanpur village. For the first time, they found any Governor amidst them and hence they didn’t let the opportunity slip.  More
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Cuttack Police cracks minor boy murder mystery, says unnatural sex reason behind crime

Police arrested the accused identified as Jogendra Panda and seized a blunt wooden object, a sickle, and a blood-stained towel from the possession of the accused. More
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Huge cache of Maoist articles recovered by security forces in Odisha

The jawans of the Special Operations Group (SOG) along with the District Voluntary Forces (DVF) have been carrying out anti-Maoist operations in forests in the Kalimela area. More
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Two minor girls drown in Odisha’s Cuttack

In a heart-wrenching incident, two minor girls aged about 10 years drowned while taking a bath in a pond at Kurangpradhan village under Sadar Police limits of Cuttack on Monday.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Special Security Battalion approved for Sri Jagannath temple security in Puri

The new battalion would have the primary responsibility of providing foolproof security to the temple. The personnel will be specially trained for better crowd management and tourist/devotee facilitation to ensure a hassle-free and orderly darshan by the devotees. More
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Indira Gandhi could not enter Puri Srimandir, but Kamiya Jani could! How & Why, asks BJP 

With the controversy over YouTuber and Hindi blogger Kamiya Jani’s entry into Srimandir with 5T chairperson VK Pandian refusing to die down, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha raised several questions and emphasized the need for a debate at all levels. More
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  • 7 months ago
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VHP demands investigation as row erupts over Kamiya Jani 

The controversy surrounding social media influencer Kamiya Jani is getting intense with each passing day. The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday demanded an investigation into the entry of Jani into Jagannath temple.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
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IMD predicts rain in Tamil Nadu from Dec 30; dense fog in several Odisha districts till Dec 27

As per the IMD, light to moderate rainfall is also likely at isolated places over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep during the next 5 days. More
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BJP eyeing 51 percent vote share in 2024; more focus on Odisha, says Manmohan Samal

Samal further stated that a detailed discussion was also held on the organisational structure ahead of the crucial polls in Odisha. Apart from this, everybody has been asked to work hard and ensure proper implementation of the strategy at the ground level. More
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Governor Raghubar Das interacts with doctors during one-day Sambalpur visit

After his arrival in Sambalpur, he visited the Urban Health Centre (UHC) at Dhanakauda where he discussed the problems with the CDMO, health workers and ASHA workers. More
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Fierce clash in Bhubaneswar: Cops arrest 8 accused; notorious KBN gang back under scanner

Bhubaneswar Zone 2 ACP, Girija Chakraborthy said both Siba and Raka have several cases pending against them. They came under attack by local youths from Kedarpali and Forest Park areas when they were returning after assaulting Singh. More
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Suspected diarrhoea claims two lives in Bolangir

As per reports, six patients with vomiting and loose motion were admitted to Kantabanji hospital on Sunday. Out of them, two patients died while under treatment on Monday morning. Two others are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital, while the remaining two were discharged from the hospital following recovery. More
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8 antique ‘Nag idols’ found in Mahanadi river near Nayagarh

It is pertinent to mention here that a 500-year-old Gopinath Temple was also discovered in the same area a few years back. Now, the recovery of Nag idols is said to be connected to either the Gopinath Temple or any other Temple submerged in the river. More
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Nandankanan team reaches Nayagarh for treatment of injured elephant

The five-member expert team started treatment after tranqulising the injured elephant. Khordha DFO and other senior officials of the Forest department are also at the spot. More
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Man surrenders after stabbing to death younger brother with screwdriver in Kalahandi

As per initial reports, Ganesh was allegedly stabbed to death by his brother Mahesh Bag over some family feud on Sunday night. More
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Severed palm recovered in Khordha, sent to forensic lab for examination

Jankia police seized the severed palm from near a pond at Manpur village after locals shared information about the incident. An investigation has been initiated by police and the severed palm has been sent to forensic lab for examination. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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This ‘hunger hero’ in Bhubaneswar makes sure people do not sleep empty-stomach

A small-time hotel owner, Sahu, fondly known as Gagan Bhai runs his business in Nayapalli area in Bhubaneswar in a thatched hotel. While he goes about doing his business in the day, when night dawns, Gagan Bhai can be seen riding his moped with food packets in his bag. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 7 months ago
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Woman dies in Cuttack SCB hospital, medical negligence alleged

According to the complaint, Varsha Majhi of Chandanpur area in Puri district had fallen ill a few days back following which her family members took her to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Later, they shifted her to the SCB hospital in Cuttack. More
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  • 7 months ago
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CBSE exams 2024: Class 10, 12 students to take practical exams as per schedule, Board can cancel exam if….

As per the CBSE guidelines, the schools have been asked to ensure that they receive the sufficient number of practical answer books before the schedule of the examination. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 7 months ago
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Srimandir sees unprecedented rush of devotees ahead of New Year

In view of the crowd, the temple administration has taken several measures to ensure hassle-free darshan for the devotees. Arrangements have been made by the police to control the huge gathering of devotees. CCTV cameras have been installed outside the temple with barricades. Special police and home guards and lifeguards have been deployed for tourists, especially near the beach. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 7 months ago
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Christmas: Midnight carols, decked up churches welcome Jesus in Odisha

While it was celebrated all across the Country with great pomp and show, there was no exception in Odisha as midnight carols and holy masses in decked up churches welcomed Jesus into the earth on Christmas night. More
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  • 7 months ago
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No let-up in labour migration in Bolangir; 15 rescued; three contractors arrested

Police got information that the three labour contractors were taking the local people on a train to Hyderabad where they would have been engaged in a brick kiln. Police conducted a raid at Ghuchapali Chhak and rescued them. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 7 months ago
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Youths chased & hacked in Bhubaneswar, hospitalised 

A gang of 20 to 30 miscreants attacked a youth with sharp weapons at Airport Square in Bhubaneswar at around 9.30 pm on Sunday.  More
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Several taken ill after consuming food at birthday party in Odisha’s Kandhamal

The feast was hosted at Kalyan Mandap in Baliguda on Friday. Hours later many of the guests complained of loose motion and vomiting. Family members rushed the affected people to the Baliguda hospital.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Odisha businessman's minor daughter abduction: Police say accused planned to extort Rs 2 crore ransom 

In an exclusive interview with OTV on Sunday, Deogarh SP Pradyumna Mishra said the miscreants had kidnapped the girl with an intention of extorting money from the family.  More
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Amid Cholera outbreak, scanner on ‘BASUDHA’ & ‘Drink from Tap’ schemes in Odisha 

Following the outbreak of Cholera in Rourkela, reports of how the BASUDHA and ‘Drink from Tap’ schemes have failed to deliver clean drinking water have started emerging from across Odisha.  More
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