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Oppn slams govt over ‘publicity stunt’ of Srimandir Parikrama Project 

Opposition parties have smelt political agenda of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the government’s move to spend crores of rupees in the publicity and promotion of the grand inauguration of Srimandir Parikrama Project. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Few ruling party leaders floating BJP-BJD ‘alliance rumours’ in Odisha: Vijaypal Singh Tomar 

The BJP leader alleged that the BJD government has been promoting corruption, scams, atrocities on women and shielding the corrupt. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha Vigilance records 50% conviction rate in corruption cases: Report

The Vigilance registered 85 disproportionate assets cases last year while assets and properties worth Rs 124 crore of those involved in corruption have been seized. More
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Poster war erupts among political parties in Cuttack on New Year's Eve

The BJP and BJD leaders aspiring to contest the upcoming elections have covered skylines with their posters. They have hinted that more of their hoardings will be put up at different parts of the city in the election time. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Grand welcome accorded to Amrit Bharat Express as it rolls via Odisha

An Amrit Bharat Express train was run through Odisha, bringing cheers among people on Sunday. The train, which will have halts at eight places in Odisha, was given a grand welcome by MPs, MLAs and people at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jaleswar, Khurda Road and Berhmapur amid the beating of drums, dance and music. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Year Ender 2023:  Major incidents that shocked Odisha

The year 2023 will be a thing of the past in a few days. Odisha witnessed some major incidents that shocked the people. Here is a relook at some of those incidents. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Besides appreciations, Ollywood also courted controversies in 2023 

The Odia film industry, better known as Ollywood, witnessed a series of incidents in 2023. While the industry lost some eminent personalities, it had some good things in equal share as well. The industry also witnessed some controversies that brought disgrace to it.  More
  • Cassian Baliarsingh
  • 6 months ago
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‘Will return chit fund money in 24 hours’: BJP eyes to come to power in Odisha with 'Modi Ki Guarantee'

Moreover, the double-engine government has promised to hold student elections every year. Efforts are also on to woo women voters with target on SHGs. More
  • Cassian Baliarsingh
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Poaching threat looms large owing to staff crunch in Similipal Tiger Reserve

While 40 forester posts are lying vacant in the northern Similipal division which has only 16 foresters.  Similarly, 51 posts are lying vacant out of sanctioned posts of 81 forest guards here. More
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Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath’s sand sculpture with flowers in Puri 

On the eve of New Year’s Day, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a 25-ft-high sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath's ' Bada Singhara Besha'  at Puri beach on Sunday.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Will focus on quality policing, says Arun Kumar Sarangi after assuming additional charge as Odisha DGP

Sarangi said that Odisha police has achieved remarkable success, especially in anti-Maoist operation, crime control and investigation.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Bhubaneswar’s Lingaraj temple bans paan, guthka from New Year's day

As per the direction of the Lingaraj temple administration, none including servitors will be allowed to enter the shrine chewing paan or guthka.  Similarly, chewing such things inside the shrine is also not allowed.   More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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35 picnickers injured as bus overturns at Taptapani ghati in Odisha 

In a tragic incident, over 35 picnickers including several children suffered critical injuries after the bus they were travelling in overturned at Taptapani ghati on Sunday.  More
  • Cassian Baliarsingh
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Srimandir Parikrama Project: Congress sees red over Odisha govt's decision to spend more for promotional activities

As per the official release, the dedication ceremony of Srimandir Parikrama Project is one of the initiatives under 'Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha'  and the approved budget of Rs 4000 crore is enhanced to Rs 4214 crore. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Scenic Daringbadi sees huge rush of tourists on New Year eve

Several tourist sites in Daringbadi area, known as ‘the Kashmir of Odisha, are buzzing with activities, and the tourists are looking forward to welcome the New Year in style.  More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha farmer uses mosquito net to save crops from pest attack

Every problem has a solution. This time-tested saying has been proved to be true once again after a farmer of Gopalpur village in Balasore district’s Soro block implemented an innovative idea to save his crops from pest attacks.  More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
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Man held for possessing illegal guns in Cuttack's Choudwar

A man was arrested on Sunday on the charges of possessing illegal guns in Choudwar of Cuttack. More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
  • 6 months ago
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Devotees throng Puri Srimandir to offer prayers on last day of 2023

To ensure proper darshan of devotees, the Srimandir Temple Administration has taken necessary precautionary measures. More
  • Cassian Baliarsingh
  • 6 months ago
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Former BJD leader injured in knife attack in Odisha's Balasore

While the reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained, Tanmay accused Remuna MLA Sudhanshu Shekhar Parida and a contractor Prabhat Biswal of being the main conspirators behind the attack.  More
  • Cassian Baliarsingh
  • 6 months ago
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Miscreants attack bizman after failed Rs 10L extortion bid in Kendrapara; 1 detained

Wearing money caps to hide their faces, they attacked the businessman who was sitting at the cash counter. They also vandalised the store before fleeing the spot. More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
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Two persons killed, four others critical in separate road accidents in Odisha 

Tragedy struck several families on the last day of 2023 as two persons killed and four reported critical in separate road accidents in Odisha.  More
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New restrictions for devotees from New Year's Day to have darshan in Puri Srimandir

Along with new restrictions, a new darshan system will also be put in place. Devotees will not have to wait under the sun in queues for hours for darshan of the deities. They will have the facility of going under AC shed to Srimandir from Marichikote chhak.   More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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After coming to power, BJP will return money to chit fund victims: Manmohan Samal

Coming down heavily on the state government on various counts, BJP leader Manmohan Samal accused the state government of failing to return the money of chit fund victims.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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ASD-hit Cuttack boy wows with Abacus sums, recognized by India Book of Records

Ashutosh, born to Biswajit Panigrahi and Nibedita Kar, residents of Chauliaganj in Cuttack, has an uncanny ability of working out over 200 complicated mathematical calculations in terms of additions, multiplications and divisions of numbers, within 15 minutes More
  • Somatirtha Purohit
  • 6 months ago
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Cab owner's kidnapping in Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police nabs 3 accused including victim's driver 

Three persons, including Pintu's driver- Swagat alias Lucky, have been arrested in this connection. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha Cabinet increases upper age limit for Civil Services; check list of other approved proposals here

The Odisha Cabinet headed by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday cleared 13 proposals.  More
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