Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Tuesday, 13 February 2024

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  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Two killed, one critical as bike rams into stationary truck in Keonjhar

As per reports, a man, a woman, and a five-year-old girl of Azad Basti of Joda area were on the bike. The bike was reportedly moving at breakneck speed and hit the truck from behind.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 2 weeks ago
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Former Angul District Congress president Biplab Jena resigns from party

A known face in the political circle of Angul and former president of the District Congress Committee, Biplab Jena resigned from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress on Tuesday.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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BJP MLA Prakash Soren admitted to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar 

In September 2020, the BJP MLA stoked a major controversy after allegedly assaulting an assistant executive engineer of the Baripada ITDA.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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BJP, Congress target BJD for announcing doles ahead of elections

The state units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Tuesday took a swipe at the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for doling out scheme after scheme ahead of the 2024 general elections.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Honey trap mastermind Archana Nag's two high-end SUVs to go under hammer 

Two high-end SUVs of the honey trap case accused, Archana Nag that were seized by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) during its investigation into the money laundering allegations are soon to be auctioned. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Carcass of elephant calf found in Odisha’s Sundargarh  

A carcass of a male elephant calf was found in the teak forest near Malda village under the Koida range of Sundargarh district on Tuesday.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Odisha govt doubles cash transfer under Mamata Yojana 

The financial assistance to pregnant women under the Mamata Yojana was doubled by the Odisha government on Tuesday.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Ashwini Vaishnaw’s Odisha visit triggers speculation over Rajya Sabha nomination 

As per reports, the Union Railway Minister is coming to Odisha on a two-day visit starting from tomorrow. Though some programmes have been scheduled on February 14, he has no specific programmes on February 15, the last date for nomination filing for Rajya Sabha. This has given credence to the speculation, even though both parties have not yet given any indications. More
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Three school students critically injured after being 'hit by unknown vehicle' in Dhenkanal

As per reports, the three students of Banadurga Anchalika Ucha Bidyalaya had gone to the local market to buy puja articles for Saraswati Puja celebrations at the school. They were returning to the school on a bike carrying the puja articles when an unidentified vehicle hit them from behind.  More
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Odisha villagers ostracise murder accused’s family, erect fence near house 

Days after a youth identified as Bhabani Rout and his friend Manoranjan Mohapatra were killed by contract killers engaged by Bhabani's elder brother and sister-in-law, the people of Kansa village under Nilagiri Police limits of Balasore reportedly ostracised the family of the accused couple. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Electricity tariff slashed in Odisha for domestic consumers; check OERC’s announcement

For the last three years, the tariff in the above-mentioned category has remained unchanged. Similarly, the fixed monthly charges for BPL consumers have been reduced from Rs 80 to Rs 70 per month. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Pilgrims attacked by hired vehicle's driver in Odisha’s Jajpur; video goes viral

A group of pilgrims was attacked by the driver of the van they had hired for their travel. The driver and his associates reportedly attacked the pilgrims at Vyasanagar in Jajpur district late on Monday night.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Plus 3 and PG students to get scholarships in Odisha 

All students are eligible for the scholarship, except the students whose parents are Income Tax payers or permanent Government employees. More
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Third Rajya Sabha nominee from Odisha: Suspense continues as BJD remains tight-lipped

Various circles are busy doing guesswork about the probability of a leader being chosen either from southern or western Odisha. Observers believe that in his usual style of functioning, the BJD supremo and Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik may spring a surprise. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Rainfall likely on Basant Panchami in Odisha; Yellow alert issued for dense fog

Some districts of the state are also likely to experience light to moderate rain/thundershower activities on Basant Panchami tomorrow. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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After fake websites, CBSE warns students against bogus social media handles

In its latest advisory, the CBSE has shared a list of 30 X (formerly Twitter) handles. Sources said that these fake handles are allegedly spreading misinformation using the name and logo of CBSE. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 weeks ago
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MP Aparajita Sarangi presents report card of 50 achievements in 5 years

As per her report card, out of the total 14,317 complaints, 12,598 have been resolved. That is 88 percent of the public grievances, which have been resolved by Sarangi. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Police crack Rs 1.67 cr ATM van loot case in Cuttack; say van staff shared info after loss in online game

Cuttack Rural SP, Mihir Panda informed that a staffer of the cash carrying van and another staffer of a separate vehicle had actually provided information to Khan regarding the route and other information More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Paradip cocaine seizure: NDPS court seeks Rs 110 cr guarantee for release of cargo ship

Not only the bank guarantee, but the owners of the ship have been ordered to appear before the court whenever summoned. The owners can neither sell nor alter the colour and modify the ship in any manner without the order of the court. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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BJD’s Debasish Samantaray, Subhasish Khuntia file nomination for Rajya Sabha election

CM Naveen Patnaik and other BJD leaders were present during the filing of the nomination papers in the state Assembly today. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Odisha CM Naveen has outsourced govt, officers only busy in branding; BJP will form govt, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chouhan targeted the state government soon after arriving at Bhubaneswar airport today. He is scheduled to visit Jagatsinghpur and meet booth-level works and review Lok Sabha election preparedness in Cuttack More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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On pilgrimage under Odisha govt scheme, 3 senior citizens go missing in Tirupati

As per reports, the Odisha Tourism Department had taken senior citizens from several districts of Odisha on a pilgrimage to Tirupati on February 7. However, the women reportedly went missing after availing darshan of Lord Venkateswara. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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CUET UG 2024 registration to start soon, exam likely in hybrid mode with less subject choice

The National Testing Agency conducts the CUET exam on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). This year, the Common University Entrance Test-Undergraduate (CUET UG) is likely to be held in a hybrid mode. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 2 weeks ago
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CBSE board exams: PGT, TGT to assist evaluators, focus on error-free evaluation

The CBSE has shot off a reminder to all functionaries to be involved in the evaluation process about their responsibilities so that the evaluation is done with zero errors. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 weeks ago
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Bengal fraudster lands in Koraput police net for duping job aspirant, Rs 2 lakh seized

The police have recovered some mobile phones, Rs 2 lakh cash and some incriminating documents from him which reportedly have names and numbers of around 200 persons from around the country. It is suspected that all these 200 persons were targeted by Maiti. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Tusker injured after swallowing crude bomb succumbs in Bhubaneswar

The elephant reportedly swallowed a crude bomb suspected to be planted by poachers to hunt wild boars 15 days back. It was seriously injured after the bomb exploded. The injured elephant was spotted by forest department officials yesterday. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Odisha conducts ground survey of proposed 2200MW hydel project in Kotia

As per reports, the Andhra Pradesh government has signed an MoU with the Adani Group for a 1200 MW hydroelectric power project in Manyam district near Kotia in August 2023. More
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Interest-free loans for jobless youth: All you need to know about Odisha govt's SWAYAM scheme

The state Cabinet has approved 26 proposals during the meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Lok Seva Bhawan here on Monday. More
  • 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
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BJD announces Debashish Samantaray, Subhasish Khuntia as Rajya Sabha nominees  

Ending days of speculation, the Biju Janata Dal(BJD) announced the names of Debashish Samantaray 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 short-term schemes, the BJD government is trying to fool people.”    More
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