Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 12 February 2024

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  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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'Jobless' Odisha diploma engineers make bonfire of certificates

A lady engineering student shouted, “We have been protesting for the last one and a half years for jobs. The government is playing with our lives, as it is doing nothing for our employment. What is the use of keeping certificates with us? The certificates are of no value to us now.” More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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In absence of bridge, villagers cross river to access cremation ground in Odisha 

Without a cremation ground in their village and the nearest one being on the other side of a river, the residents of Kelar village under Laxmipur block of Koraput district have to cross the river to cremate their near and dear ones.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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BJD announces Debashish Samantray, Subhasish Khuntia as Rajya Sabha nominees  

Ending days of speculation, the Biju Janata Dal(BJD) announced the names of Debashish Samantray and Subhasish Khuntia as nominees to the Rajya Sabha. However, the ruling party is yet to announce its third nominee.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Odisha cabinet approves Rs 1000 cash incentive for PDS families 

The Odisha cabinet meeting held on Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal to provide one-time livelihood assistance of Rs 1000 to each of the 95,90,526 PDS families. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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LAccMI scheme: Fanfare belies ground realities in rural Odisha? 

Congress MP Saptagiri Ulaka said, “We have seen many schemes like KALIA, Biju Yuba Bahini and Peetha. Such dramas of the government are seen during the election time. The government has no long-term plans. By launching such term schmes, the BJD government is trying to fool people.”    More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Theft in marriage mandap: Commissionerate Police to share tips to curb menace

If you are a resident of Bhubaneswar city and planning a wedding function, from now onwards you have to get permission from the Commissionerate Police before organising the event.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Illegal weighing machine manufacturing unit busted in Cuttack

An official involved in the raid said that the department had complaints about defective machines. “After the raid, we came to know that spare parts were assembled and weighing machines were made. As many as 25 machines are being seized. Further action will be taken against the manufacturer,” he added. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Pana Sankranti to be observed on April 14: Puri Mukti Mandap

The confusion over the dates of the celebration of Pana Sankranti, the Odia New Year, came to an end with the Mukti Mandap of Srimandir putting its seal on April 14.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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MCL's Hingula mine operations affected by protests 

As per reports, the local youths have been demanding jobs, rehabilitation, and relocation of their families from the coal-bearing area. The MCL had notified the village for acquisition as part of its expansion project 14 years ago. More
  • Somatirtha Purohit
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Odisha declares Gupteswar Forest as 4th biodiversity heritage site

The government has also asked the Odisha Biodiversity Board to prepare a long term action plan for the intensive conservation and development of all the four biodiversity-heritage sites including gupteswar forest. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Odisha Guv interacts with farmers, students in Sundargarh

The farmers of Subdega block in Sundargarh district are hopeful that their problems will soon be addressed as Governor Raghubar Das heard their grievances during his one-day visit to the district on Monday.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Wildlife smuggler nabbed in Odisha, leopard skin, country-made pistol recovered

A case has been registered under section 379/411 of the Indian Penal Code section 25 of the Arms Act, 1959, and section 51 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Chance encounter with leopard in Similipal: Tourists narrate pulsating moments 

Jayant Das, one of the tourists from the Madhuban area of Baripada said, "It was around 7 pm on Sunday when we (family members) were returning from Chala to Pithabata gate and saw the leopard moving ahead of us. As our van light fell, it started moving. We were afraid and stuck there for several minutes. Our kids video-graphed the scene. “ More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 weeks ago
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Priyanka Gandhi, Sachin Pilot to visit Odisha soon, says Odisha Congress President

At a time when the BJP is all set to rope in heavyweights like party President JP Nadda, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and others, the Odisha unit of the Congress is also not far behind. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Ragging at MKCG: 4-member Committee conducting probe; action after report, says Addl DMET

Additional DMET, Prof Umakant Satpathy informed that the Medical College Dean has constituted a four-member committee for an investigation into the matter. Similarly, as per Supreme Court guidelines, another investigation is also being undertaken by the Police. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 weeks ago
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‘Nabin Odisha’ branded bags in NFSA rice distribution sparks row in Phulbani, triggers BJP-BJD face-off

The BJP members protested the use of such bags by the PDS dealer and urged him to refrain from the act. But he reportedly continued to distribute rice provided by the Centre with bags branded with State government schemes, following which the BJP members burnt all such bags. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 weeks ago
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Cops nab 3 Jharkhand peddlers after 30 km chase in Bhubaneswar, 300 kg ganja seized

Twin City Police Commissioner, Sanjeeb Panda on Monday informed that the three peddlers hail from Jharkhand and the prime accused has been identified as Ravi Shankar Das. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Despite restrictions, another drone footage of Srimandir aerial view surfaces

While the video fetched a huge number of likes and views on the youth’s social media handle, a complaint has been filed at Singhadwar Police Station in this regard. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Reaching the last mile: This doctor comes as a saviour for Malkangiri’s Bonda ghati

Dr. Champeshwar Panigrahi came to Bonda ghati two years ago after he was appointed the medical officer of Mudulipada health & wellness centre. At that time, the Bonda tribes never went to the health centre and trusted quacks and sorcerers instead. That's where Dr. Champeshwar's campaign began. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Ragging at MKCG: MBBS student beaten up by seniors; family lodges police complaint

It is alleged that the second year MBBS student was staying in the gents hostel and was beaten up allegedly by two seniors when he was returning from band rehearsals. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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BJP heavyweights- Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh to visit Odisha ahead of general elections 2024

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is also scheduled to visit Odisha on February 22 and attend several programmes here. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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CBSE allows diabetic students to carry these items during Board Exams 2024

In view of the recent advancements in medical science, the CBSE has decided to provide certain special measures to the Class 10 and Class 12 students during the board examinations. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 weeks ago
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Needle stuck in patient’s heart removed in rare surgery at Cuttack SCB hospital

As per reports, a man named Niwas Sharma from Bhubaneswar had a needle lodged in his heart for some reason. He consulted a lot of hospitals and doctors for treatment, but failed everywhere. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 weeks ago
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Armed robbers tie bizman, loot Rs 14 lakh, jewellery from house in Nabarangpur

As per reports, businessman, Amiya Kumar Dash was asleep at night when around 10 miscreants entered his home. They allegedly tied his hands and put a sword on his neck while burgling his home of cash and valuables. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 weeks ago
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Centre cancels Sweden-based Odia prof Ashok Swain’s OCI card over 'anti-India activities'

The Centre’s submission at the Delhi High Court was in response to Swain’s plea challenging a July 30, 2023, order of the Indian Embassy to Sweden and Latvia which cancelled his OCI registration. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Doctor’s mother 'duped' of Rs 17 lakh by neighbour on promise to free arrested son

Following the arrests, Punyashlok’s mother, Yashoda was allegedly approached by their neighbour Sambit Samal who promised her to dismiss the police case against her son for Rs 20 lakh. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Midnight blaze reduces important documents at Paralakhemundi Municipality office to ashes

While no one was injured in the mishap, the fire that originated inside the storeroom is said to have burnt many important documents including some documents pertaining to the next general elections. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Tribal leaders deserting BJD; is ruling party losing grip over tribal vote bank?

Former BJD leader Balabhadra Majhi alleged, ”BJD thinks that the tribal leaders who are intelligent will create problem for other leaders. The party drives out all the tribal leaders, saying they have no importance. The party is now roping in retired, IAS, OAS and CEOs of corporate houses into its fold."      More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Politics warms up over pension hike; BJP, Cong dub it BJD's lollipop 

BJP leader Lekhashree Samant Singhar said, “When the BJD sees elections round the corner, it always comes out with lollipops of different kinds to various sections of people. The BJD and its government always believe in false assurance. I can remind you of some schemes like PEETHA, KALIA and Biju Yuba Bahini which had been launched earlier.”   More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha govt announces 50 per cent bonus for kendu leaf pluckers; BJP demands 100 per cent bonus 

The Chief Minister also announced to increase the price of a bundle of kendu leaves from Rs 1.40 to Rs 1.60. The TA and cycle allowance of the leaf pluckers was increased to 50% and their maximum age to receive the social security benefits was raised from 60 to 62.  More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 2 weeks ago
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Mobile banking services in Odisha in doldrums

Though crores of rupees have been spent from the State exchequer to provide mobile banking services across the State, its poor implementation has triggered resentment among the people. More
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Two farm labourers die, 25 critical as pick-up van overturns in Odisha's Kalahandi

The injured people were admitted to Dharmagarh, Junagarh and Bhawanipatna hospitals. More
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