Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Wednesday, 03 January 2024

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  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Minor boy killed after being hit by bus in Sambalpur; tension erupts on spot, police resort to lathi-charge 

Immediately after the accident, hundreds of local people swarmed to the site, clamouring for action against the driver. The locals shouted slogans and opposed the movement of buses on the crowded route in the evening. They staged a roadblock demanding action. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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Poor implementation of LAccMI scheme in Odisha triggers resentment

Bus services under the scheme in many remote areas of the State have proved to be much ado about nothing. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Stricter guidelines for school buses in Odisha

The word "School Bus" should be written prominently on both front and rear. It is also mandated that each bus should be equipped with a fire extinguisher and a first aid facility. Moreover, iron enclosures should be put up around the windows while the maximum speed limit for the buses should be within 50 km/h. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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8 new Odisha products including Kai ant chutney, Kanteimundi brinjal get GI tags

Among the products that received GI tags are Odisha Khajuri Guda (Gajapati date palm jaggery), Dhenkanal Magji, Mayurbhanj Kai (a kind of ants) chutney, Nayagarh Kanteimundi Baigan(Brinjal) and Dongaria Kondh embroidered shawl. The GI tag was also given to Kendrapara Rasabali (a kind of dessert), Koraput Kalajeera rice, and Paintings of Lanjia Saura.   More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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‘11 lakh litre liquor sold in Odisha on Dec 30’

As per the OSBC, the corporation supplies liquor amounting to about Rs 20 crores to vendors on a normal day. However, it supplied more than thrice the amount on December 30 which was a Saturday. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Chit-fund scam: Property of Artha Tatwa chit fund to be confiscated 

The Court in its order also stated that the confiscated properties and assets, would be auctioned and the funds from the auction would be distributed among its investors, who have long been waiting for the refund of their money. More
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Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra van vandalised in Odisha; BJP MLA says BJD behind attack

The BJP MLA said that the BJD is unable to tolerate the developmental and welfare works being undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Littering waste on Bhubaneswar roads will attract fine, says BMC Commissioner

The BMC has also conducted a review of the revenue collection including holding tax, trade license, commercial holding taxes and users fee for sanitation. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Commissionerate Police nabs notorious gang involved in mobile theft & UPI fraud

A total of eight persons have been arrested in this connection, informed Bhubaneswar DCP, Prateek Singh. According to Singh, the gang used to operate in groups across the country in teams of 14 to 15 persons. They were also involved in multiple cases in Odisha as well. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati Murder: BJP welcomes Orissa HC’s order, demands CBI probe

Senior BJP leader, Jayanarayan Mishra on Wednesday said that a petition was filed earlier in the Orissa High Court as to why a CBI probe will not be conducted into the murder of Saraswati. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Bhubaneswar airport to get fog-ready with CAT II ILS soon

The lighting system work is under process and it is likely to be completed by March 31 More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Man 'flogged' to death in Odisha’s Jharsuguda; one detained

The family of the deceased had a fight with Satya Kisan and his family members for some reason. Bipin’s family alleged that Kisan's family members beat him with lathis, following which he died. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Home guard dies during refreshers’ training in Bhubaneswar 

He along with others was receiving the refreshers’ course training at the Police reserve Ground when he reportedly died. The reason behind his death has not been established.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Congress leader slams Odisha govt for inaugurating ‘incomplete’ Lower Suktel Project

While speaking from the dais, Mishra said, “The CM had laid the foundation stone for the project in 2001 and it is yet to be completed even after 23 years. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Kamiya Jani row: Brahmin Council meets Odisha Governor, demands action against Pandian, Jani

An 11-member delegation of the ‘Vaidika Brahmana Parishad’ met the Governor at Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar and submitted the memorandum. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Odisha govt inaugurates much-awaited Lower Suktel Project

The Lower Suktel Project will irrigate around 1 lakh hectares of agricultural land. Around 200 villages in Bolangir and Sonepur districts will be benefited from the project, said Patnaik. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Teacher by profession, painter by passion: This lady lecturer inspires her students like none other

From scenic beauties to tribal rituals and culture, which the district of Koraput has in abundance, Rout’s brush strokes make them come alive on the walls of the town. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Soumya Ranjan Patnaik’s veiled attack on Odisha govt; questions true meaning of development

Patnaik, who had earlier fired salvos at the state government on various issues, today slammed the government’s tall claims for development by questioning if construction of roads and buildings is development. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Consumer court fines toll plaza in Odisha for unauthorised deduction from fastag wallet

Hearing the complaints, the court ordered the plaza to pay Rs 25,000 each to two vehicle owners as fine. The court also ordered the toll plaza to pay them Rs 5000 each towards their legal expenses. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Vessel with 25 passengers gets stuck in Chilika again, second incident in 15 days

As per reports, the boat en route to Janhikuda from Satapada in Puri developed technical snag and was rendered immobile in the lake. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Chilika shrinking! Massive siltation poses threat to Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon

The lagoon which spreads over Puri, Khordha and Ganjam districts is slowly getting filled up due to siltation with alleged lack of maintenance by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA). More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
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Odisha govt hikes monthly stipend of nursing, pharmacy, allied medical students

D.Pharma students will now get a monthly stipend of Rs 500, ANM Rs 2000, B.Sc (N) Rs 5000 for an internship while M. Phil in Clinical Psychology and M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work will get Rs 10,000.  More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Second victim of Bhubaneswar Hi-Tech hospital blast succumbs, kin allege massive cover-up

They were injured during an outdoor AC gas filling at the hospital on December 29. The container burst and four staff of the hospital sustained injuries. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Cuttack deer park to shut down, stags to get relocated to Chandaka

While 30 deer have already been shifted in two phases, the entire process of shifting nearly 300 deer will be completed within a month. They are being shifted to a 70 acre special enclosure at Chandaka-Dampada sanctuary with the help of Chandaka forest department and Nandankanan authorities. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 5 months ago
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Fog, thundershower & rain: Check out IMD predictions for Odisha

As per the IMD, light rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Jharsuguda and Mayurbhanj on January 5 and 6. Dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest of the districts of Odisha. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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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
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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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
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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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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