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Sarat Pattanayak appointed Odisha Congress president
Suspense ends, old war horse Sarat Pattanayak named Odisha Congress president

Senior Congress leader Sarat Pattanayak has been appointed the president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) with immediate effect.

Face-off erupts between local Tehsildar, villagers over land encroachment in Bhadrak
Face-off erupts between local Tehsildar, villagers over land encroachment in Bhadrak

A villager named Ramakant Bhala took the matter to the tehsildar, district collector, Revenue Department and Revenue Divisional Commissioner but in vain. Bhala later knocked the door of High Court seeking its invention into the matter. 

Minor boy attacked for objecting to lewd comments against mother in Cuttack
Cuttack: Minor hacked for objecting to lewd comments against mother

When Anil raised his voice, the accused attacked him with a sharp weapon. Anil sustained severe injuries on his head.

Brajarajnagar by-poll: Political parties launch high-voltage campaign
Brajarajnagar by-poll: Political parties launch high-voltage campaign

Addressing the gathering, Dipali said, “If you turn the pages of history, you will surely find out that except Biju Janata Dal, no other political parties have prioritised women.”

Srimandir Heritage corridor row: Servitors file writ petition in HC seeking project completion order
Srimandir corridor row: Servitors file writ petition in High Court seeking timely project completion

The five servitors who have filed a writ petition are Binayak Das Mohapatra, Batakrushna Mudra, Harekrushna Khuntia, Raghunath Gochhikar and Kushnachandra Khuntia. 

Case against BJD's Bobby Das, Das Burma for 'abusing' SC/ST people
Case against BJD's Bobby Das, Das Burma for 'abusing' SC/ST people

The case has been registered under Section 143, 323, 354, 149, 3(1) & (R), SC/ST Act, after orders from Nabarangpur Sessions Judge.

Gold Price
Gold, Silver prices see slight rise today in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, check rates here

The rates of gold and silver may vary as per MCX and from dealer to dealer.

SCB Medical College
Assault on lawyer: Chargesheet filed against 7 doctors of SCB Medical college

The doctors have been charged under Sections 341, 323, 506 (Criminal intimidation), 294 of IPC. 

Varsha Priyadarshini's FIR against husband and BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty is being reviewed: Cuttack DCP
Varsha's FIR against hubby, BJD MP Anubhav under review: Cuttack DCP

Cuttack deputy commissioner of police Pinak Mishra said the content of the fresh complaint is being analysed.  

Petrol, Diesel Prices
Check petrol, diesel prices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack today

Customers are reportedly paying Rs 103.18 per litre of petrol in the capital city of Bhubaneswar today while diesel is available at Rs 94.75 a litre.

Covid active cases fall below 100 in Odisha, 7 new infections detected in 24 hrs
Covid active cases fall below 100 in Odisha, 7 new infections detected in 24 hrs

A total of seven new positive cases were detected across the State in the past 24 hours.

Bolangir hit-and-run a pre-planned murder, says SP
Bolangir hit-and-run a pre-planned murder, says SP

Speaking exclusively to OTV, Bolangir SP Nitin Kusalkar said a murder case has been registered.

Tourists from Chhattisgarh thrashed at Nandankanan zoo, complaint lodged
Tourists from Chhattisgarh thrashed at Nandankanan zoo, probe ordered

Some staff of the zoo and locals reportedly attacked at least 26 visitors leaving five of them critically injured. 

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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 23 May 2022

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BJP, Congress urge Odisha govt to follow Centre's suit, reduce VAT on fuel 
BJP, Congress urge Odisha govt to follow Centre's suit, reduce VAT on fuel 

While BJP State President Samir Mohanty in a tweet on Sunday called for a cut in VAT by the State government, his party at a press conference in Sambalpur reiterated the same demand. 

BJP National VP Baijayant Panda remembers late party leader Bijay Pradhan's helpful nature  
BJP National VP Baijayant Panda remembers late party leader Bijay Pradhan's helpful nature  

Among others, BJP's National Vice-President Baijayant  Panda attended the meeting to pay his respect and homage to the departed soul. 

Actress Varsha Priyadarshini files police complaint against husband Anubhav Mohanty
Varsha files fresh complaint against  husband Anubav, accuses him of assassinating her character

In her complaint, Varsha accused Anubhav of mentally torturing her and uploading videos while the matter is sub-judice.

Forgery case registered against Kujang BDO, Paradipgada sarpanch
Forgery case registered against Kujang BDO, Paradipgada sarpanch

A person named Mihir Kumar Patra came to know about the forgery through Right to Information (RTI) Act. He got to see her signature after he sought clarification from Sarpanch through RTI.  Mihir knocked the door of court to look into the issue following which police registered a case against BDO and sarpanch. 

Converting 'Tapobhumi' into 'Bhogbhumi' is govt's practice, says Puri Shankaracharya on Parikrama pr
Converting 'Tapobhumi' into 'Bhogbhumi' is govt's practice: Puri Shankaracharya on Parikrama project

"In order to avoid any harmful impact on Srimandir, the government should have carried out any construction works after consulting with architects, engineers and experts," he said.  

I would love to sing Jagannath bhajan, says Humane Sagar
I would love to sing Jagannath bhajan, says Humane Sagar

"I have no such intention of not singing bhajans of Lord Jagannath. I can say my turn had not come. Whenever he wants me to sing,  no one can stop me from singing his bhajans. It’s a misconception that I am not interested to sing Jagannath’s bhajan. I really felt bad to hear this,” Sagar said.

Nor'wester rain provides sizzling Odisha much-needed respite
Nor'wester rain provides sizzling Odisha much-needed respite

While the day temperature plummeted by three to four degree Celsius in most districts, the coastal districts had an overcast sky. However, the interior Odisha didn't see much change in the climate condition. 

Tathagata says he is 'no longer associated with BJD'
Tathagata says he is 'no longer associated with BJD'

In 2019, Satpathy openly announced that he was bidding goodbye to electoral politics to actively concentrate on journalism following the wish of his son. 

Iconic blockbuster Anand remake on cards: Will Jr Sippy create 'Babumoshai' wonder?
Iconic blockbuster Anand remake on cards: Will Jr Sippy create 'Babumoshai' wonder?

As said in the movie, "Anand mara nahi, Anand marte nahi…" there is no need to remake the classic movie as Kaka still remains in the hearts of all movie lovers. However, if the makers consider remaking the movie with the new generation star cast, it is essential for them to connect with the audience. Everything depends on fate or else, "Kab, kaun, kaise uthega … Yeh koi nahin bata sakta hai."

Bolangir series accident: Survivors allege murder bid over land dispute
Bolangir series accident: Survivors allege murder bid over land dispute

According to injured Sonu Nayak, he had seen the mini truck which rammed into the bike near his house in the morning. He was chased by the vehicle later. His brother was the target of murder. However, they narrowly escaped the accident. Sonu attributed the attack to past enmity over a land dispute.

Odisha CHSE Plus-2 exams postponed for Brajarajnagar bypoll
Why postpone exams? It's just a bypoll, after all!

The decision to postpone CHSE Plus-2 examinations scheduled on May 31 marks the height of callousness. After all, it's just a by-election!

 Srimandir Parikrama Project: Sambit Patra pulls up MP Pinaki Mishra for 'lying' about GPR survey
Srimandir Parikrama Project: Sambit Patra pulls up MP Pinaki Mishra for 'lying' about GPR survey

Mishra, a leader from the ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha, has come under intense firing from the Opposition flanks for defending Odisha government's faulty execution of the heritage corridor project.

Bhaunri Yatra
Bhaunri Yatra: Lord Jagannath, siblings end first leg of ‘Chandan Yatra’

The two boats with the deities move about the tank while temple dancers onboard dance and sing till late evening. On their way back home, the same manner and style is followed. This continues for 21 days. The last day is known as ‘Bhaunri Yatra’.

Nightlong secret GPR survey of Puri Srimandir corridor project raises eyebrows
Nightlong secret GPR survey of Puri Srimandir corridor project raises eyebrows

Is survey around Srimandir aimed at secretly obtaining GPR report for early submission in court?

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Horoscope today: Check astro predictions for Aries to Pisces zodiac signs for May 22

Check astro predictions and remedies for you for the day based on your zodiac signs

Bhubaneswar Khandagiri RHS flyover to remain off limits for 15 days
Bhubaneswar Khandagiri RHS flyover to remain off limits for 15 days

The flyover on National Highway 16 at Khandagiri in Bhubaneswar will remain shut for the public for a period of 15 days, the Commissionerate Police announced in a press release on Saturday.

Excise duty on petrol, diesel slashed; check rates across Odisha
Excise duty on petrol, diesel slashed in Odisha; check rates

Prices of petrol and diesel dropped sharply by Rs 9.5 and Rs 7 respectively in Odisha

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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Sunday, 22 May 2022

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UDISE report paints grim picture of Odisha’s digital education
UDISE report paints grim picture of Odisha’s digital education

In order to keep education at pace with the changing times, the corresponding development in infrastructure required for digital education is must. But, according to the report of UDISE, Odisha is lagging behind. 

Srimandir Gurukul; a dream to become reality soon 
Srimandir Gurukul; a dream to become reality soon 

The meeting, presided over by Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb, was held at Srimandir Bhakta Niwas. 

Heat wave returns: 18 places in Odisha record 40-plus temperature
Heat wave returns: 18 places in Odisha record 40-plus temperature

While the temperature recorded in Khordha was 37.5 degrees Celsius in the daytime, Capital city Bhubaneswar recorded 37.6 degrees Celsius daytime temperature.

MP Aparajita Sarangi's Facebook account hacked, complaint lodged
MP Aparajita Sarangi's Facebook account hacked, complaint lodged

The IAS officer-turned-politician lodged a complaint with the cyber police station in Cuttack. 

Anubhav Mohanty accuses wife Varsha of denying 'husband's rights' in second video
Anubhav Mohanty accuses wife Varsha of denying 'husband's rights' in second video

Mohanty went on to add, "After we got married in 2014, she had said that since childhood she feared regarding the physical relationship. She requested me to give her some time to accept me as her husband mentally as well as physically."

Samiti member ostracised, fined Rs 4.5 lakh for 'not supporting BJD candidate in poll' 
Samiti member ostracised, fined Rs 4.5 lakh for 'not supporting BJD candidate in poll' 

Mami was elected samiti member uncontested. In the block chairman election, she was pressurised to support a BJD candidate. She has been ostracised for not obeying them. 

Orissa HC asks Health dept to ensure basic amenities in hospitals
Orissa HC asks Health dept to ensure basic amenities in hospitals

As per the study conducted by the OSLSA, most hospitals do not have the required doctors, nurses and other staff.

Coast guard helicopter makes emergency landing in Puri
Coast guard helicopter makes emergency landing in Puri

The helicopter landed at Talabania helipad in the afternoon due to technical snags. 

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