Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 08 April 2024

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  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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I am a man of principles & a true Congressman: Suresh Routray on show-cause notice

Veteran Congress leader and Jatani MLA Suresh Routray denied allegations of him campaigning for his son who is a BJD candidate for Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha Elections 2024: Music recording studios witness brisk business

Singers, music directors, lyricists, composers, technicians and musical hands have their plates full and it means good earnings. Singer Shiba Shankar Sarangi said, "I have already rendered my voice for four songs. In the previous election time, I had sung over 200 songs.” More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Odisha Elections 2024: High-octane four-cornered fight on cards in Nuapada 

With Nuapada Zilla Adivasi Sangha giving its consent to former MLA Ghasiram Majhi to join the fray as an independent candidate, the electoral battle in Nuapada is going to be a four-cornered one. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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11 persons injured as LPG cylinder explodes in Odisha’s Ganjam

The mishap occurred while cooking was underway at the house of Prashant Kumar Behera in the evening. According to the family members, gas leaked from the cylinder and later it caught fire. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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BJD ticket aspirants camping in Bhubaneswar in fear of getting out-lobbied! 

For the last few days, many ticket aspirants have been camping in Bhubaneswar because they fear the mathematics may go against them in their absence.   More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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'Look at party not candidates:' VK Pandian's statements reflect BJD's fearfulness? 

It is said that the BJD is haunted by fears of losing ground in the Lok Sabha elections amid reports of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity in Odisha.     More
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Wildlife smuggling kingpin identified, efforts on to nab him: Odisha Official 

The forest department has started chalking out plans to arrest kingpin of the racket involved in smuggling of wild animals' body parts. More
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BJP will be number one in Odisha, West Bengal: Prashant Kishor

Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Kerala together account for 204 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha but the BJP couldn't cross 50 seats in all these states put together either in 2014 or 2019 when it won 29 and 47 constituencies respectively. More
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Odisha students, parents stage sit-in protesting closure of school 

After coming to know about the letter from the education department mentioning about the closure of the school, the parents and villagers staged protest. More
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Dilip Ray's path cleared to contest Odisha elections as Delhi HC stays conviction in Coal Scam

Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma allowed Ray's application in which he sought a stay on the conviction and said if the conviction is not suspended, it would lead to an irreversible consequence in case he is acquitted at a later stage. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Bhubaneswar shopkeeper brutally attacked; police hunt on for accused 

A shopkeeper was allegedly attacked by some youths near Jagannath temple at Baramunda under Khandagiri Police limits after he reportedly denied them credit. The whole incident was captured on CCTV cameras and the footage has been accessed by OTV. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha BJP accuses senior IPS officer in CMO working for BJD, files plaint at CEO 

Senior BJP leader Samir Mohanty told the media, "The model code of conduct is in force and the ECI barred the IPS from taking part in any election duty. However, it has been seen that Kutte is calling SPs, IICs and political leaders. He has been working on partisan lines. This is a violation of the poll MCC.” More
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Woman’s body found on Daya river bed in Bhubaneswar, three detained 

Dhauli police recovered the body from the Daya River bed, sent it to Capital Hospital for post-mortem and launched a probe. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Telangana conman arrested in Odisha for duping girls on Instagram 

The accused has been identified as Kadam Sadashiv, a resident of Telangana. He allegedly posed himself as an RPF official on his Instagram account and managed to establish romantic relationships with some girls. Later the accused allegedly tricked the gullible girls into paying him handsomely.   More
  • Vikash Sharma
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‘8000 forest fire points detected in Odisha till April 7; around 99.5 pc points doused’

PCCF Debadutta Biswal on Monday informed that the incidents of forest fire have reduced due to awareness among people and rainfall activities. Forest fire was reported in 27,000 points during the same period last year, he said. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Meet Odisha ITI student who turned entrepreneur after getting idea from social media

Not only footware unit, Dhanapati also toils hard at his agricultural field and grows vegetables. He has also a poultry farm as a secondary income source. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Max temp to rise in Odisha; IMD issues yellow alert for thunderstorm in several districts

The cool weather condition is likely to continue for next 24 hours but the maximum temperature is likely to rise subsequently, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Why BJD, BJP, Congress struggling to finalise candidates for 2024 Elections?

With both BJD and BJP adopting a wait-and-watch policy and pinning hopes on leaders switching camps, the Congress seems to be struggling to finalise the names of candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly seats. More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Truck driver turns food blogger with over 1.5M followers; proves age, profession not deterrent to self-intervention

Rajesh has created YouTube channel and Instagram page and regularly makes videos about his job, tours across the country and a variety of dishes that he cooks inside his truck. More
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Exodus continues from BJD as former Bargarh MP Prabhas Singh quits party

It is pertinent to mention here that BJD has nominated Parinita Mishra as its candidate for Bargarh Lok Sabha seat. Mishra will lock horns with BJP’s Pradeep Purohit and Congress’ Sanjay Bhoi. More
  • Odishatv Bureau
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6 Maoists arrested on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border; check the ultras' activities so far in 2024

Apart from arresting the Maoists, the security forces also seized a huge arms haul including 19 BGM bombs and gelatin sticks More
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ISRO selects Odisha VSSUT students to take part in contest to design small satellite models

Among the eight students who are making Odisha and VSSUT proud are Swagat Sekhar Panda, Debankar Subhram, Pallabi Parimita Nayak, Inayatulla Khan, Subhankar Nayak, Faizur Rahman, Ayushman Jena and Subhranshu Ranjan Das. More
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Rourkela-Murshidabad bus rams into rock on Bangiriposi ghat, over 20 passengers injured

The driver reportedly lost control over the steering of the bus, and the vehicle rammed into a rock on Bangiriposi ghat More
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Orange Warning issued for rainfall in 14 Odisha districts

The MeT department has issued Yellow Warning for rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning in at least eight Odisha districts More
  • Odishatv Bureau
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3 killed as bike falls off bridge in Odisha's Kandhamal

The deceased have been identified as residents of Beredakia area under Raikia police limits in Kandhamal district More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 1 month ago
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Why BJD embraces and banks on imported leaders?

The list of opposition leaders who joined the BJD is long. Congress leader of Titilagarh Surendra Singh Bhoi has been made BJD’s MP candidate for Bolangir after he joined the party. Former Salipur MLA and BJP leader Prakash Behera joined the BJD and has been made Cuttack-Barabati MLA candidate.       More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha Elections 2024: Paralakhemundi Assembly seat likely to see three-cornered contest

The BJP has repeated its candidate K Narayan Rao who had won the seat in 2019. The BJD has given a chance to a new face like Rupesh Panigrahi while the Congress has banked on former chief secretary and senior party leader Bijay Patnaik.    More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Rains bring relief for Odisha from sizzling temperatures

A resident of Mohana in Ganjam said,”People could not venture out due to piping heat. The mercury was around 40 degrees Celcius in the town. After showers, people are relieved a little now.”  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 2 months ago
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This time people fighting for me in Bhubaneswar: BJP MP candidate Aparajita Sarangi

During her campaign at Ananda Ban Park here on Sunday, the BJP leader said, "I have prepared a report card on the developmental works that I have done in my constituency in the last five years. The report cards are being distributed to people."  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 2 months ago
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Discontent growing in Kendrapara BJD after Ganeswar Behera joins party 

There are several ticket aspirants for a BJD ticket in Kendrapara assembly segment. They argued that they have been working for the party over the years, but imported leaders shouldn't be given a chance to contest the poll.  More
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