Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Tuesday, 02 January 2024

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Odisha farmer produces low-carb rice for diabetes patients

Intake of sugar-rich or high carbohydrate food like rice is a prohibition for them. However, a special kind of rice with lower levels of carbohydrates is available in the market.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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World Odia Language Conference to kick start on February 3 

The first edition of the three-day-long World Odia Language Conference is all set to kick start in Bhubaneswar on February 3rd.  More
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Hyva truck 'kills 2' in Sonepur, angry locals 'vandalise police van'

With palpable tension prevailing at the spot, a tussle was reported between the police and the public, prompting a mild lathi charge by police to disperse the mob.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Bhubaneswar civic body mulls action against commercial use of residential houses 

The Bhubaneswar Municipality Corporation (BMC) will take stringent action against house owners who are using their residential premises for commercial purposes.  More
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BJP, Congress allege corruption in ornamental plantations in Bhubaneswar 

With the recently-received RTI report suggesting how a huge amount of money could have been pocketed in the name of plantations at seven places under flyovers and Shikharchandi hill, political heat went up by several notches with the Congress and the BJP targeting the ruling BJD.  More
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Opposition scoffs at Odisha govt for ‘high-cost publicity blitz’ to promote ‘Brand Naveen’  

Opposition parties have questioned such ‘brand-promotion’ funding for the new BSKY scheme while applications under the old BSKY have been pending for approval in the state.       More
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Class V student dies, another injured in road mishap in Odisha

A school student died and another student sustained severe injuries after a tractor hit them near Nuapokhari Dhanaghar under Agarpada Police limits in Bhadrak district on Tuesday.  More
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Missing 3-year-old’s body found in pond near house in Odisha’s Balasore 

The body of the three-year-old boy, who went missing under mysterious circumstances at Raipur village under Soro police limits in Balasore district on Monday, was found in a pond near his house on Tuesday.  More
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Rs 100 commemorative coin on former Odisha CM Dr Harekrushna Mahtab soon

Utkal Keshari Harekrushna Mahtab, regarded as the architect of modern Odisha, served as the first Chief Minister from 1946 to 1950, and again from 1956 to 1960.  More
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UGC writes to universities over implementation of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

The program coordinates and monitors all aspects of drug abuse prevention, assessment of the extent of the problem, preventive action, treatment and rehabilitation of users, dissemination of information, and public awareness. More
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IMD’s yellow alert for dense fog in several Odisha districts

The minimum temperature is likely to be above normal by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius at many places over the districts of Odisha during the next five days. More
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Youth attacked by masked miscreants in Bhubaneswar 

The New Year started on a bad note in Bhubaneswar as a gang of seven to eight miscreants attacked a youth murderously in Rajdhani Club at Sailashree Vihar under Chandrasekharpur Police limits of Bhubaneswar on Monday night.  More
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Inoperative, unclaimed deposits in bank account: RBI’s revised instructions to be effective from April 1

Banks shall undertake at least an annual review in respect of accounts, where there are no customer-induced transactions for more than a year. More
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Keonjhar Juang tribals launch unique protest over lack of road, electricity 

Juang tribals alleged that though they apprised the block administration of the urgency for a pucca road and electricity in the past, no step has been taken. More
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Miscreants slit bizman's throat, loot Rs 6K in Bhubaneswar on New Year's night

The smart city seems to be turning into a safe haven for looters as some unknown miscreants allegedly slit throat and looted Rs 6,000 from a businessman at Damana village in Bhubaneswar. More
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Borewell mishap: Rescued baby Bijayini’s mother traced

Though the identity of the woman has not been revealed by the police yet, she is said to be a local resident of Sambalpur and has confessed to have dropped the baby girl in the borewell. More
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Congress-BJD-Congress-BJD: This Odisha Sarpanch jumps party 3 times in 5 days

The Sarpanch we are discussing here is Deba Kumar Dey from Srirampur Panchayat under Balasore’s Baliapal block. More
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HC issues notice to Odisha govt over CBI probe demand in Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati murder

Though the Odisha government had ordered a Crime Branch into the incident, it failed to unravel the exact mystery behind the murder of Saraswati even as Maoist involvement was suspected in the killing. More
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High Court bench demand now not relevant after e-court project: Union Law Minister

At present, a lot of development is taking place in the e-courts project. Odisha is also doing better than others as far as the e-courts project is concerned, said Union Minister. More
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Mysterious house blast in Bhubaneswar triggers panic, police start probe

One portion of the house has collapsed under the impact of the mysterious blast. Some people have been injured in the explosion. Sources said several products including deodorants were stored in the house which was used as a commercial unit. More
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New Year feast turns tragic as youth shoots brother dead in Rourkela, accused detained

As per reports, some friends including the sibling duo, Khiradhara and his elder brother Umesh Singh, were having a feast at Teterkela ghat on the occasion of new year on Monday. More
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'Displaced' Biswanath Pandit Central Library in Cuttack cries for permanent address

The Biswanath Pandit Central Library, which was demolished for the construction of Netaji Bus Terminal in Cuttack’s Khannagar, is yet to get its own building, much to the inconvenience of students who are dependent on the facility.  More
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CBSE board exams 2024: Pre-exam annual psychological counselling begins; here’s how to take benefits

The CBSE is probably the only Board in the country which has been providing psychological counselling to students and parents on such a wide scale continuously for the last 26 years. More
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Sambalpur Police adopts 11-point agenda from New Year to curb crime

The Sambalpur police have enforced new guidelines from Tuesday to curb the crime rates and maintain law and order in the district.  More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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6-month-old girl dead; mother, 2 jawans injured in encounter with Maoists in Bijapur along Odisha border

According to the police, the shoot-out happened at around 5pm during an area domination exercise by the DRG and Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) in the forests near Mutvandi which lies along the Dantewada border. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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2 dead, over 40 injured in bus-truck head-on crash near Cuttack

As per reports, the bus was en route to Cuttack from Kendrapara when it hit the truck from the front. The front parts of both vehicles were completely damaged pinning the drivers inside them. More
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Non-opening of Mandis, 'RMC apathy' mar paddy procurement in Koraput

As per reports, Koraput district has 81 kharif mandis which were slated to open on December 14. Later, the Regulated Market Committee (RMC) which manages the mandis shifted the date to December 20. But it is alleged that only 20 mandis have been opened till now. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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3-year-old boy goes missing in Odisha’s Balasore, family alleges kidnapping

As per reports, Subham went missing while playing on a village road in front of their house on January 1. His parents and villagers searched everywhere including the village pond, bus stand and railway station, but could not find him anywhere. More
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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
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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
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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
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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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