Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Thursday, 04 January 2024

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  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Over 11L birds flock Chilika in Odisha; Pallas Fish Eagle sighted after 10 years 

According to the reports, 3,47,280 birds were sighted at Nalabana. The number of Northern Pintails was 2,18,650, while 1,56,636 Gadwalls visited the lake. During the census 1,40,322 Eurasia Wigeons were sighted. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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BJP, Congress target BJD over refund of chit fund money in Odisha 

With the special OPID court ordering the confiscation of the movable and immovable property of the chit fund company Artha Tatwa group on Wednesday, Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress have trained their guns on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Commissionerate Police on trail of absconding members of ‘Pahadi Gang’ 

The Commissionerate Police has prepared a blueprint to arrest the absconding members of the ‘Pahadi Gang’.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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From delivery agent to MBBS student, Odisha boy scripts an inspiring success story

Once a delivery boy, he is now pursuing MBBS at the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital (SLNMCH) in Koraput.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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All deer will not be shifted from Cuttack Deer Park, says Mayor  

As the population of deer in the park is on the rise, the animals are facing constraints in terms of space and food. The authorities concerned decided to shift the animals to Chandaka. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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BCCI bans Odisha cricketer for age fraud

The BCCI found discrepancies in the age of Sharma from the documents he had submitted earlier and the documents submitted for the Ranji team, sources said. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha tableau on Raghurajpur crafts village to roll on Kartavya Path during R-Day parade

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ashok Pandey has intimated about the inclusion of the Odisha tableau in the parade in a letter to Chief Secretaries of concerned states.  The Ministry of Defence has finalized tableaux models of 16 states and UTs and issued guidelines for the construction of tableaux, artistes and music.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang’s wife to join Congress on Jan 7 

Coinciding with speculations that former Union Minister Srikant Jena may return to the Congress, former Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang’s wife Hema Gamang is all set to join the grand old party.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Row over plantation 'scam': Odisha BJP to stage protest tomorrow

It is alleged that in Bhubaneswar alone, a major scam has taken place in plantations under various flyovers and funds to the tune of Rs 7 crore meant for the purpose have been misappropriated.  More
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Hamara Sankalp Viksit Bharat campaign: Non-cooperation by Odisha govt alleged 

The Central government’s 'Hamara Sankalp Viksit Bharat' initiative is not getting the desired cooperation from the Odisha government, alleged beneficiaries in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.  More
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Cuttack artisans creating 35 feet Lord Shiva statue for Akhandalamani shrine 

It will be a fibre statue and after completion, Lord Shiva will be seen in a meditating posture.  More
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Minor boy’s death in road mishap: Tension erupts again in Sambalpur; locals block road demanding compensation 

The agitating people laid the body on the road and staged a demonstration demanding Rs 50 lakh compensation to the next of kin. Protestors also demanded that the operation of the heavy vehicles should be prohibited inside the city after 6 pm. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Srimandir Parikrama Project inauguration: Preparatory meeting held at Puri palace

A preparatory meeting was held on Thursday in Puri Palace which was chaired by King Gajapatai Dibyasingha Deb. The meeting was joined by SJTA Chief Ranjan Das, Collector Samarth Verma, Managing Committee members and other administrative officials. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Deep fake scare: Commissionerate Police trains special team to curb menace during General Elections

Speaking to the reporters, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh said, “We have conducted a workshop for police officers. We have invited experts from a famous fact-checking website to train our officers. Those experts are quite experienced and they can identify a fake video in a very short period of time.” More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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Bhitarkanika National Park to remain closed for visitors for nine days from tomorrow

Tourists will be barred from entering the park to prevent noise pollution for the smooth conduct of the census drive. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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Free NEET, JEE coaching begins for Plus 2 students in Odisha

The initiative has been rolled out in all the government, non-government and aided colleges free of cost for enhancement of the competitive ability of the aspirants. More
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Covid JN.1 sub-variant enters Odisha, 2 cases detected

As per the Odisha Health and Family Welfare data, the infected persons belong to Sundargarh and Bhubaneswar. While the patient hailing from Sundargarh has been cured of the disease, the one in Bhubaneswar is still under treatment at a private hospital. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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5 critical in series of accidents involving picnic bus & trucks in Dhenkanal

As per reports, the bus was on its way to Badchana in Jajpur after a picnic at Sambalpur. The bus reportedly hit a Hyva truck from behind at Bhejia Square following which another truck hit the bus from behind. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Malkangiri airport: Runway ready, trial landing of aircraft soon

As per reports, almost all the works have been finished. Whatever work is pending will be completed within a week’s time. The State government has a target to operationalise the airport this month. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Two trucks catch fire after plunging from Bangiriposhi ghat, driver charred to death

Following the mishap, the oil tanker caught fire charring the driver to death. The driver of the container truck is still missing. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Odisha drivers to join All-India ‘Quit Steering Wheel’ protest

While the strike has begun all over the country from Thursday, the members of Odisha Drivers’ Mahasangh will join the strike over the next two days after handing over their vehicles to their respective owners. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Annual bird census kicks off in Chilika, boating prohibited

At least 21 teams comprising 5-6 ornithologists in each have been deployed in the counting of the migratory and domestic birds in Chilika lagoon spreading over Rambha, Balugaon, Tangi, Satapada and Chilika ranges. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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BJP launches dawn to dusk bandh in Kalahandi over farmer issues

The saffron party demanded relief from ‘katni chatni’ by millers during paddy procurement as well as distress sale of cotton, lowering of electricity tariff, and removal of country liquor manufacturing units in the district. More
  • 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
  • 5 months ago
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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
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