Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 01 January 2024

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Dharmendra Pradhan drops hint about his Lok Sabha seat 

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan may contest from the Sambalpur seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. On Monday, Pradhan dropped a hint suggesting that he may contest the election from the Sambalpur seat.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Winter chill to lose sting, mercury to rise from January: IMD 

The IMD weather predictions made for January till March stated that the rainfall during the period will be a little more than normal, particularly in the northern parts of the country.  More
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Odisha issues SOPs for vehicles during picnic season 

Given the spurt in road mishaps involving vehicles carrying picnickers, the Commerce and Transport Department of Odisha has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for vehicles going to picnic and tourist spots.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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New restrictions come into force at Lingaraj Temple 

Devotees have been restricted from carrying plastics and polythene bags inside the temple. The temple's administration issued a directive that all these rules should be strictly followed. Moreover, the Lingaraj temple administration has decided to prepare Kotha Bhoga of the Lord by using Omfed ghee only. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Cholera outbreak: Central team reviews situation in Rourkela

Two members of a five-member expert team visited the Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) and held discussions with senior doctors and other staff of the hospital about the reasons for the spread of cholera. More
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Odisha tourists get stuck in dam after makeshift raft breaks 

Over 15 tourists were stranded in the middle of a dam in Balasore district on Monday after a makeshift bamboo raft they were being ferried on fell to pieces.  More
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Challenges galore for parties in Odisha ahead of 2024 elections 

The list of challenges for the BJD is long and it has to tackle multiple ticket aspirants, alleged anti-incumbency wave, infighting, tainted leaders, alleged sway of bureaucracy, a ‘dented image’ of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and the ‘increasing popularity’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.         More
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OPSC Recruitment 2023: Apply for VAS/ AVAS by Feb 26

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the official website at www.opsc.gov.in. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Daringibadi draws Italian couple with its scenic beauty 

The couple is now visiting different tourist spots in Daringibadi and enjoying the wild and unspoiled sylvan atmosphere. Interestingly, Paolo and her husband Marco were seen moving around the area, mingling with local people and taking selfies with them.  More
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Miscreants loot gold jewellery worth lakhs from house in Bhubaneswar 

Throwing an open challenge to the Commissionerate Police, robbers allegedly broke into a house at Jagannath Nagar under Laxmisagar Police limits in Bhubaneswar and decamped with gold jewellery worth lakhs of rupees late at night on December 31.  More
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Commissionerate Police comes up with master plan to tackle cybercrime

These public volunteers are cyber experts from various software companies. Bhubaneswar DCP, Prateek Singh on Monday informed that 25 public volunteers will be engaged in the first phase. More
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Under-trial prisoner 'ends life' in jail in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj; kin allege murder  

Rabi Singh was arrested and brought to Baripada Circle Jail on December 20. He had since been under severe mental stress. He was being counselled by a psychiatrist in the jail.   More
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OPSC OCS Recruitment 2024: Application process to begin from Jan 17, check details

To apply, interested candidates should visit the official website at www.opsc.gov.in. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Alleged assault on man during night patrolling in Bhadrak, 4 police personnel transferred

It is alleged that Nayak was beaten up by four police personnel, including an ASI, a constable, and two home guards during night patrolling near Kandaba bridge under Agarpada police limits on December 30, 2023. More
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Padampur district status row: Protestors paint sub-collector office signboard as collector's office 

Fumed over the state government for not granting district status to Padampur sub-division in Bargarh district, Rajabodasambar Krushak Sangathan on Monday painted out the Odia word ‘Upa’, which means ‘Sub’ from the signboard at the sub-collector’s office in Padampur. More
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Borewell mishap: Rescued infant girl named Bijayini, 21st-day rituals observed at VIMSAR 

The baby, named Bijayini, is recuperating at the SNCU of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR).  More
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Dense fog to thunderstorm, check IMD’s latest forecast for Odisha districts

The minimum temperature is likely to be above normal by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius in several districts of the state during the next five days. However, several parts of Odisha are likely to experience dense fog and a yellow warning in this regard has been issued by the IMD. More
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Grief-stricken Odisha woman ends life after husband’s death in hospital blast

The deceased has been identified as Suna Samantray, wife of Dilip Samantray. The couple was married for two years and did not have any kid. More
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IMD predicts severe cold conditions in some Indian states; check updates on Low Pressure

IMD informed that a cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Uttar Pradesh in lower tropospheric levels. The weather agency has predicted that cold day to severe cold conditions are likely to prevail in several parts of the country in coming days. More
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Lawyer cycles from Malkangiri to Puri protesting Polavaram project

As per reports, lawyer Lambodhar Turuk set out from Motu after collecting water from the confluence of Saberi and Sileru river. He crossed many ghats and jungles on his way to Puri which took him around 20 days. More
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CUET PG 2024: Check last date to apply, exam date and other details

As per the NTA, the CUET (PG) will provide a single window opportunity to students seeking admission in the Central Universities (CUs) or other participating organisations (including State Universities, Deemed and Private Universities) across the country. More
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No school buildings for 'Country’s future'! Students in many primary schools in Odisha go roof-less

While the government is spending crores of rupees for the development of education in the Swabhimaan region, in reality, the students are being made to sit in a hut made of mud at the Dandalgandhi primary school in Dhuliput panchayat of Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district. It has two teachers with 52 children for Classes 1 to 5. More
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BJD revokes suspension of Damodar Rout; it will give him new strength, says son Sambit

Sambit revealed that he had urged VK Pandian to request CM Naveen to bring his father back into the party fold two years back. Pandian had assured him to take up the matter at the appropriate time. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Odisha CM lays foundation stone for Rs 6000 cr Metro rail project on New Year

As per the state government, it will provide an easy transport facility from Bhubaneswar airport to Cuttack via Trishulia under the metro railway project. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Pothole-filled State Highway turns bane for commuters in Balasore as PwD, Forest Dept engage in 'power tussle'

This pothole-filled road has allegedly witnessed many accidents and mishaps in the past. The road condition has become so dire that four-wheelers and two-wheeler riders find it difficult to negotiate the innumerable potholes on the 35 km stretch. More
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Devotees throng Puri for Jagannath darshan as ‘decent look rule’ comes into force on New Year

Thousands of devotees thronged the Srimandir in Puri to get a glimpse of their beloved Lord Jagannath and avail His blessings on New Year’s Day. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Odisha welcomes New Year 2024 with grand celebrations

People from all walks of life engaged in New Year revelries as the 2024 was accorded a grand welcome in the Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Puri. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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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
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