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News from Odisha

Puri Srimandir
Now new SJTA office building under scanner, NMA asks for revised DPR

The district administration had submitted an application seeking permission for the same from the NMA under the Ancient Monument and Archeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act.

Keonjhar Rath Yatra
Timber shortage: Uncertainty clouds future of Keonjar Rath Yatra

With just less than two months to go for Rath Yatra, the statement by the chief carpenter about the shortage of timber has dampened the mood of thousands of Jagannath devotees who throng the mining town every year for a glimpse of Lord Jagannath on board the chariot.

After Cyclone Asani, another low pressure area likely over BoB next week
After Cyclone Asani, another low pressure area likely over BoB next week

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD) sources, the new low pressure area is likely to be formed over the Central Bay of Bengal by May 19

Gem Stone Recovery From Saradhapalli In Boudh
‘Gemstone’ mining in Boudh: Section 144 clamped around site

some locals witnessed a gemstone-like material during the digging of the pond two days ago and since then, people have been thronging the area daily to try their luck.

Body of dead Indian Army jawan
Body of Odia army jawan reaches village as mystery shrouds death

Chandrakant, who was posted in Rajasthan, had come to his village for his sister’s marriage and returned to his place of posting by train on May 9. However, he went missing on the way back.

Self-immolation in front of Ganjam SP office
Youth who attempted self-immolation outside Ganjam SP office dies

The deceased, who was identified as Badal Sahoo of Borigaon in Chhatrapur, allegedly resorted to self-immolation due to police indifference

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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Sunday, 15 May 2022

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Md Azharuddin seeks land to set up Cricket academy in Bhubaneswar
Md Azharuddin seeks land to set up Cricket academy in Bhubaneswar

In an exclusive interview with OTV, Azharuddin said, “Odisha has plenty of talents."

Odisha govt pulling its socks up to get dropouts back to schools 
Odisha govt pulling its socks up to get dropouts back to schools 

The news of over 43,000 students being absent from appearing for Matric examination recently caught headlines and created ripples across the State. 

Corruption at peak: Vigilance nets 10 Odisha govt officers in 15 days
Corruption at peak: Vigilance nets 10 Odisha govt officers in 15 days

These two incidents suggest that the Odisha government’s claim of zero tolerance against corruption is nothing but hollow. And, corruption in the State seems to be at its peak despite big promises.

Self-immolation in front of Ganjam SP office
Youth attempts self-immolation in front of Ganjam SP office

Speaking to the media, while undergoing treatment, Sahoo also said that he took the step only to get justice...

Stipend of college students 'embezzled' by college authorities in Kandhamal
Stipend of college students 'embezzled' by college authorities in Kandhamal

The students also alleged that the college authorities forged their signatures and embezzled the scholarship money worth over lakhs in the past two years.

Odisha Consumer Welfare Minister blames Russia-Ukraine war for price rise 
Odisha Consumer Welfare Minister blames Russia-Ukraine war for price rise 

State Minister of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Ranendra Pratap Swain said the economic condition outside the country has been affecting the financial condition inside the county.

5 ‘Ashtadhatu’ idols stolen from Sidheswari temple in Pipili
5 ‘Ashtadhatu’ idols stolen from Sidheswari temple in Pipili

A few days earlier, a similar incident was reported from Kanasa in which idols were stolen from Baidyanath temple in Baidyanathpur and Gopinath temple in Samsherpur.

Rath Yatra: Guja Anukula, Nrusingha Chaturdashi in Puri Srimandir today
Rath Yatra: Guja Anukula, Nrusingha Chaturdashi in Puri Srimandir today

As per the tradition, the initiation ceremony of the chariot wheel construction is carried out at Ratha Khala on Nrusingha Chaturdashi.

Finders Keepers: Gem rush in Boudh Village
Finders Keepers: Gem rush hits Boudh Village

The incident reported from Saradhapalli under Sagada panchayat of the district has now become the talk of the town after a video of the gem rush went viral on social media.

Odisha govt to get strict on fire safety guidelines
Odisha govt to get strict on fire safety guidelines

The DG has laid emphasis on fire safety audit of installations of hotels, lodgings and guest houses, all educational buildings above 12 metres or built up areas above 1000 square metres, cinema halls, multiplex, all clinical establishments above 12 metres or more than 3 floors.

Six-lane new Brahmani bridge to complete by June-end: Chief Secy
Six-lane new Brahmani bridge to complete by June-end: Chief Secy

During his visit to Rourkela, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra reviewed the progress of various projects.

Jagatsinghpur bus stand
10 years after inception, Jagatsinghpur bus stand biting dust

Local MLA and district project committee chairman, on the other hand, said, "A master plan has already been prepared for the said project and it will be implemented soon."

Fuel Price
Fuel price: Know petrol, diesel rates in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack today

The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) effected as many as 14 hikes of petrol and diesel between March and April 6, putting the prices of the fuel on a higher side. The rise in the prices of petrol and diesel has hit the common man hard.

OSSC calendar for June and July: Check schedule of upcoming exams here
OSSC calendar for June and July: Check schedule of upcoming exams here

In the examination calendar released on May 13, the OSSC has announced detailed schedule of as many as nine recruitment tests. 

Halt Srimandir Corridor Project till disposal of HC case: INTACH to Odisha CM 
Halt Srimandir Corridor Project till disposal of HC case: INTACH to Odisha CM 

The INTACH has sought the personal intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to halt the construction work of the Srimandir Corridor Project till the disposal of the case in the Orissa High Court. 

Gold & Silver Rate
Buying jewellery! Check gold and silver rates in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack today

Amid the fluctuation in gold and silver rates across the country, the price for 23-carat gold per 10 gram with GST reached Rs 51, 850 on Saturday in the Capital city of Bhubaneswar.

Rayagada excise superintendent Nina Beura arrested
Rayagada excise superintendent Nina Beura arrested

The Odisha vigilance on Saturday arrested Rayagada Excise superintendent Nina Beura, a day after she was caught with unaccounted cash of Rs 6 lakh. 

Odisha plans location specific strategy to bring dropouts back to schools
30 percent students missing from Odisha schools! govt puts up strategy to bring back dropouts

School and Mass Education department said students who are not attending the offline classes might have dropped-out or lost interest in academic activities due to non-continuance of the teaching due to pandemic situation and many other reasons. 

Brown sugar worth Rs 3 crore seized in Puri, 3 including kingpin arrested
Brown sugar worth Rs 3 crore seized in Puri, 3 including kingpin arrested

Baselisahi police on Saturday seized over 3 kg of brown sugar and arrested three peddlers during a raid at Magalaghat Chhak in Puri district.

Police team attacked during ganja crackdown in Koraput
Police team attacked during ganja crackdown in Koraput

A group of villagers allegedly attacked a police team during a midnight raid on ganja smuggling at Matikhal village under Machkund police limits in Koraput district.

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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Saturday, 14 May 2022

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Woman, two children charred to death in Mayurbhanj, accusing finger at husband, a B Tech student 
Woman, two children charred to death in Mayurbhanj, accusing finger at husband, a B Tech student 

Among several others, the question that even a layman of the village is asking is how Mangal, who had slept with his wife and children in the same room, could escape without even a minor burn injury. 

Ex-Aska MLA Saroj Padhi goes missing, kin suspect kidnapping
Ex-Aska MLA Saroj Padhi goes missing, kin suspect kidnapping

Padhi's son alleged that the ex-MLA has been missing since May 12. 

Woman raped near Bhubaneswar after being drugged
Woman raped near Bhubaneswar after being drugged

After taking the drink, the woman went unconscious and the accused took her to his flat in Pahala. When she woke up, she realised that the man had raped her, Singh said.

Titlagarh municipality chairperson breaks down alleging misbehaviour by Odisha minister 
Titlagarh municipality chairperson breaks down alleging misbehaviour by Odisha minister 

The situation came to such a pass that the Chairperson was seen coming out of the meeting hall in tears. 

Odisha BJP firms up strategy for Brajarajnagar by-poll, roadmap for 2024 polls
Odisha BJP firms up strategy for Brajarajnagar by-poll, roadmap for 2024 polls

Party MPs have been assigned charge to tour their respective parliamentary constituencies and strengthen party's base in 100 weak booths. 

Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project
Srimandir Parikrama Project row: Puri court sends notices to Centre, Odisha

The Court has directed to file response and scheduled the next hearing on June 26...

Holding Tax payments to go online in Bhubaneswar
Holding Tax payments to go online in Bhubaneswar

More than 50 per cent of revenue from the total collections of Rs 150 crore has been collected online in the last financial year.

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Engineering college student stabbed by non-students in Odisha

The student, who reportedly sustained critical injuries in the incident, has been admitted to a nearby hospital...

Odisha's forest fire management
What Ails Odisha's Forest Fire Management?

According to Forest Survey of India report by the Ministry of Environment, Odisha reported 51,968 forest fires between November 2020 and June 2021, which was the highest in the country during the period.

Vigilance action unable to deter corruption, low conviction crucial factor
Vigilance nets Vigilance officer while accepting Rs 10 lakh

The Vigilance authorities on Friday caught a Vigilance officer red-handed while accepting bribe.

Rath Yatra 2022
Raths to be ready before time, 236 CCTV cams to be installed

A total of 236 CCTV cameras will be installed at the Lord Jagannath Temple and Gundicha Temple during the annual Rath Yatra...

Former Odisha Governor tips State to use water resources in best manner possible
Former Odisha Governor tips State to use water resources in best manner possible

Elaborating on his role and experience about the steps taken for the rehabilitation operations undertaken post 1999 Super Cyclone, the former first citizen of the State said he has mentioned all these things in his book ‘Service Uninterrupted’.

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