Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Saturday, 24 February 2024

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BJP likely to name 100 Lok Sabha candidates on February 29: Media reports

If sources are to be believed, the names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah among others are likely to be announced in the first phase. A meeting of the Central Election Committee of the BJP is said to be held on February 29 to finalise the names. However, it is not clear if some candidates for Odisha will find a place in the list.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Double shows of opera during Matric exam opposed, Bhubaneswar corporator, husband stage roadblock 

Traffic movement at Khandagiri on the ever-busy National Highway 16 in Bhubaneswar on Saturday was disrupted for some time after the corporator of Ward No 63 and her husband, who is a BJP leader, staged a roadblock opposing opera troupes staging double shows at the ongoing Khandagiri Mela.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Odisha Plus-2 exams 2024: Students allege out-of-syllabus-questions in Physics 

Students appearing for the Plus-2 examinations on Saturday alleged they had out-of-syllabus questions worth 27 marks in the Physics subject.  More
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OTV Impact: Odisha villagers get electricity after 2 years in darkness 

The residents of Salachua Panchayat under the Kaptipada block of Mayurbhanj district are cock-a-hoop as power supply has been provided to their village after two years of darkness.  More
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Police in fix over theft in Bhubaneswar apartments!

Police Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda said, “Several theft cases have taken place in some apartments in Bhubaneswar in the last several days. We have taken the cases seriously and had a brainstorming session with IOs, IICs, ACP, and DCPs about the cases. We have meticulously studied the video footage of all cases and common clues.” More
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Odisha govt clears 27 new industrial projects worth Rs 6,134 crore

The proposals got the state government's nod at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary P K Jena on Friday. More
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Maoist dump unearthed in Odisha's Malkangiri district

Based on reliable information about dumps of explosive materials by ultras, the BSF personnel carried out a search operation in the Silakota Reserve Forest of the district. More
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Odisha village women beat utensils in protest demanding drinking water

Upset over water shortage, hundreds of women from Sargaj village under Tarbha block in Subarnapur carrying pots and buckets staged protests at the block office on Saturday. They beat utensils in unison, shouting for immediate steps for drinking water.  More
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No major threat to Puri Atharanala Bridge: ASI

In a major relief to historians and monument lovers, the superintendent engineer of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Saturday scotched the fear of the historical Atharanala bridge having any major crack.  More
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Why Kulange was shunted from Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation top post?   

While Kulange’s separation has raised many eyebrows, an announcement made by him is believed to have proved costly for the bureaucrat. More
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Odisha Collectors asked to collect funds for BJD: Congress leader Bijay Patnaik

The Congress leader alleged, "Naveen Babu is misusing the officials in various works. Collectors are told to collect funds while police officials and superintendents of police are asked to arrest the BJD leaders who are going against the party. Even journalists are not spared ahead of the elections.” More
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Odisha matric question 'leak:' BJP, Congress slam Odisha govt, term AI surveillance farce

Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha president Abhilash Panda pointed out that the BSE introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered CCTV cameras to keep an eye on all the exam and nodal centres to ward off malpractice during the Matric exams this year, but who will keep watch on the BJD leaders if they are involved in question leak. More
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Odisha to get 5 new municipalities, 34 new NACs  

The government on Saturday announced that 34 new Notified Area Councils (NACs) in 20 districts have been formed and, at the same time, five NACs in four districts have been upgraded into municipalities.  More
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BJP's election in-charge, co-in-charge meeting held in Delhi

BJP’s National Vice President and the election in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, Baijayant Panda participated in the meeting. Moreover, BJP’s Odisha in-charge Vijaypal Singh Tomar and co-in-charge Lata Usendi among others attended the meeting which was inaugurated by the party’s National President, JP Nadda. More
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Bhubaneswar civic body gets new Commissioner; Rajesh Patil replaces Vijay Amruta Kulange

As per a circular issued by the General Administration Department, incumbent Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange has been replaced by 2005 batch IAS, Rajesh Pravakar Patil. More
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Travesty! These Odisha villages yet to see 'light' even 77 years after Independence

Looking at these villages, one can easily fathom the neglect these villagers have been subjected to all these years. More
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English question paper of Odisha Matric exam ‘leaked’ before exam, probe into allegations underway

The incident of the question paper leak came to the fore after a purported English question paper and its answer sheet reportedly went viral in social media in Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts on Friday. More
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Odisha Matric Exams 2024: AI camera detects irregularities during English exam, several booked for malpractice

As per the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) which conducts the Matric exams in the State, the question paper packet was opened before its scheduled time specified by the Board on Friday. Similarly, some examinees at Palai High School in Jajpur were found possessing incriminating materials which were caught by Board officials. More
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RoB at Puri’s Matiapada to be a reality soon, land acquisition finished

As per reports, the required land acquisition has already been completed. The contractor is now working towards constructing the drainage system following which electric poles will be shifted paving the way for the service road on both sides of the proposed bridge. More
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Delhi Police picks up IT professional from Bhubaneswar over hacking allegations

As per reports, Prabhat is an IT professional and was operating an office in Bhubaneswar. It was alleged that Prabhat had hacked a government website. More
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'Unfinished 5T school inaugurated in haste' hampers quality education in Odisha 

An unfinished 5T school that was inaugurated last month is adversely affecting the quality of education, leaving the residents of Sarukoi under Phiringia block of Kandhamal district fumed.  More
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PM Modi to lay foundation stones for 21 Amrit Bharat railway stations in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stones for 21 Amrit Bharat railway stations in Odisha on February 26. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Extension of KALIA scheme triggers political war in Odisha  

The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Friday claimed they have seen through the ruling Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) plan to extend KALIA yojana by three years and giving Rs 2000 to landless beneficiaries ahead of the Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly Elections.  More
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Sports infrastructure projects worth Rs 660 crore launched in Odisha

"We want to provide the best facilities to our young sportspersons. I hope the projects launched today will provide a big momentum to sports development in the state," he said. More
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Kalyani Steels to set up manufacturing unit in Odisha

The project for manufacturing titanium metal, aerospace and automotive components and advanced speciality steel at Gajamara in Dhenkanal district will create 10,000 job opportunities, the company said in a statement. More
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