Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Thursday, 18 April 2024

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Eminent theatre personality Sachi Das no more; last rights performed in native village 

Sachi Das has left indelible marks in film and theatre worlds. Be it acting or directing in films, serials, operas or in theatre, he did them with great panache.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Rs 40,000 crore corruption done through 5T initiative: Odisha BJP 

BJP spokesperson Anil Biswal alleged, “The 5T was an undemocratic system and it was a political programme. The Election Commission of India has deemed it a political programme and took action. Rs 500 crore was spent for 5T publicity and Rs 50 to Rs 60 crore was spent towards helicopter rides.” More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Odisha CM to contest from two migration-hit constituencies; residents least excited!  

The residents of the constituency never shy away from alleging that the constituency has not developed as it should have been, considering the Chief Minister representing it for such a long period.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Heat wave in Odisha: 'Undeclared power cuts' add to woes

Madhabananda Nayak, a resident of Lamtaput in Koraput, alleged that most of the time they have to suffer due to undeclared power cuts by the distribution company. “Life has become miserable due to heat and power cuts,” he fumed.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 2 months ago
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Women empowerment or dynasty politics? Why BJD dropped heavyweights & fielded their wives?

Of the total 126 candidates announced by BJD, 28 are women and, 10 of them are the wives of party heavyweights. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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BJD in turmoil as revolts crop up after sitting MLAs denied tickets

BJD MLA Nrushingha Sahu said that tickets are being distributed on the basis of a survey and the party will decide about the rehabilitation of leaders who are denied tickets.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Forest fires comparatively less than last year: Odisha PCCF

It has been seen that people are setting fires to forests to collect mahua flowers, kendu leaves and for shifting cultivation, the forest official said, adding that immediate action is being taken, and about 100 cases are registered against culprits every year.    More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Commissionerate Police forms HER to deal with Road Romeos with iron hand 

The Commissionerate Police has formed a 14-member Highly Efficient Response (HER) team to deal Road Romeos with iron hand. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Bhubaneswar man loses Rs 11L in scam via Telegram channel, couple arrested

The gang allegedly fleeced people on the Telegram messaging platform by promising a 20 per cent return on investments. They tricked their victims into transferring money into mule accounts.  More
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Actress Varsha Priyadarshini steps into ex-husband’s shoes, joins BJD 

Joining BJD, Varsha has added her name to the long list of actors and actresses joining politics in Odisha.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Heat wave a big challenge: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer

As for the violation of MCC, the CEO said that common people have brought more allegations via the C-Vigil platform. “We have received 3,800 complaints via C-Vigil from common citizens,” he said. More
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Bhubaneswar 'hottest place' in Odisha as temperature shoots up

The capital city of Odisha became the hottest place in the state by 2:30 PM. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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Rs 118.65 crore seized; 3873 poll code violation complaints received so far: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer

According to Dhal, the EC has so far received 3,873 complaints through C-Vigil app for the model code of conduct violation and among those, 3,854 cases have been disposed so far. More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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IMD issues heat wave warning for 24 Odisha districts

Moreover, Orange Warning has been issued to as many as four districts in the State for tomorrow. More
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Deprived of basic amenities, villagers in Gajapati threaten poll boycott

According to the villagers, leaders of many political parties used to approach them for votes during the time of the election by giving them so many assurances. However, they vanish from the scene as soon as the election is finished.  More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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AIIMS Bhubaneswar transplants urinary sphincter in first of its kind implantation in Odisha

The trusted tertiary care national health institution has recently implanted Artificial Urinary Sphincters (AUS) in a person’s body successfully. The cutting-edge service is considered as a significant advancement in urological care.  More
  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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ECI issues notification for 4th Phase of election; know polling hours in four Lok Sabha seats in Odisha

Polling will be held in as many as 28 Assembly seats of Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Berhampur in the fourth phase. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 2 months ago
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Will CM Naveen's Kantabanji gambit help BJD in Western Odisha?

The BJD is said to be intending to make inroads into the saffron turf and wipe out Congress so that the party would revitalize its weak organisation in Bolangir.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Puri Ratha Yatra: Milling of logs for chariots commences on Ram Navami

The log sawing began in the sawmill of the Forest Department at Khapuria in Cuttack after members of the Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee reached there with the Agyamal (ordained garland). The work began after rituals were performed. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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PM Modi, HM Amit Shah to campaign in Kendrapara: BJP’s National VP Baijayant Panda 

The BJP leader added that apart from the Prime Minister, the party’s other stalwarts like Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and women leaders will come calling to Kendrapara in the days to come.   More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Man with 1 kg gold concealed in rectum nabbed at Bhubaneswar airport

Customs officials had intelligence inputs about the suspected person. After he alighted from the flight, the officials took the person inside a toilet and recovered the yellow metal.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 2 months ago
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BJP's National VP Baijayant Panda seeks blessings of Lord Ram and Mahaveer in Kendrapara

The BJP stalwart also went to Ram Mandir at Tinimuhani, where he offered worship to Lord Ram and sought His blessings. Later, Panda along with scores of devotees partook of prasad on the temple premises.  More
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