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Is BJD banking on numerology in candidate selection?
Is BJD banking on numerology in candidate selection?

Interestingly, given the number of candidates announced each time, an emerging pattern has caught the attention of many observers. Many believe that the number 9 seems key to the party which seems to be banking on numerology this time. 

Why BJD embrace and bank on imported leaders?
BJD denies tickets to 3 MLAs, swaps seats of 2 leaders

BJD supremo and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will also be contesting from two Assembly seats- Hinjili and Kantabanji.

After anti-Naxal ops, high alert sounded on Odisha-Chhattisgarh borders
After anti-Naxal ops, high alert sounded on Odisha-Chhattisgarh borders

The border roads in Malkangiri linking Chhattisgarh have been sealed while the police of both states are sharing intelligence on the movement of Maoists. Border areas in Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Malkangiri and Koraput have been sealed, sources said.   

Heatwave to continue in Odisha, Orange Warning issued
Second heat wave spell of April likely to continue for next 5 days: IMD

A fresh western disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over Iran and the neighbourhood in middle and upper tropospheric levels which is likely to affect Northwest India from April 18, 2024.

No respite from boiling heat as IMD issues orange warning; check latest updates
No respite from boiling heat as IMD issues orange warning; check latest updates

The IMD forecasts a significant temperature rise in Odisha, with expected increases of 2-3°C, reaching over 40°C in many areas. An orange warning for severe heatwaves has prompted the closure of all schools in the state until April 20, 2024.

BJD announces 5th list of candidates, CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from Kantabanji
BJD announces 5th list of candidates, CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from Kantabanji

As speculated, BJD supremo and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will contest from Kantabanji Assembly seat in the upcoming 2024 elections. 

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik likely to contest from Western Odisha in 2024 Elections

Speculations suggest that Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik might run from Kantabanji in the 2024 elections to strengthen BJD's position against BJP and Congress, especially in key districts like Bolangir and Kalahandi.

Odisha schools shut for 3 days amid severe heatwave conditions
Odisha schools shut for 3 days amid severe heatwave conditions

Due to severe heatwave conditions, the Odisha government has declared a three-day closure of all schools till April 20, 2024. This measure follows demands from guardians concerned about the safety of children commuting in the extreme heat.

Heatwave
Odisha continues to sizzle under severe heatwave conditions, mercury to rise further

As per the prediction by the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar, the heatwave conditions may further intensify across the State with mercury reaching 45 degrees Celsius in some areas between April 18 and 20.

Sri Ram temple in Bhubaneswar witnessed a huge rush of devotees
Ram Navami celebrated with religious fervour, special rituals at Puri Srimandir

Special rituals will be performed at Srimandir in Puri on the occasion of holy Ram Navami.

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Odisha
Israel-Palestine war pushes gold prices up
Gold price soars to all time high, crosses Rs 74,000 in Odisha amid Iran-Israel war

The exact price per 10 grams for 24 Carat gold has increased by Rs 980 per gram and reached Rs 74,130 per 10 grams for 24 Carat.

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Odisha
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Huge public support for PM Modi, Odisha to have double engine govt: BJP's Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda 
Huge public support for PM Modi, Odisha to have double engine govt: BJP's Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda 

BJP National Vice President and party’s Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate Baijayant Panda held discussions with party workers in his constituency and shared the mantra of success and laid emphasis on organisation. 

Lightning strikes kill four in Odisha’s Kendrapara 
Lightning strikes kill four in Odisha’s Kendrapara 

A prawn fisherman, identified as Anil Behera of Saliancha village under Aul Police limits, was working in his prawn gheri at Saliancha Bheda when he was struck by lightning.

Bhadrak decked up for Ram Navami celebrations 
Bhadrak decked up for Ram Navami celebrations 

Bhadrak town is now festooned with saffron flags while the air of festivity is sweeping the town and nearby villages. Various rituals, Yajna and recital of Hanuman Chalisa have started at the historic Gandhi Ground as a prelude to the celebration.  

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