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Odisha Elections 2024
BJD scouts for Ollywood stars for campaigning after 4 superstars desert party

The ruling BJD seems to have lost its charm after popular cine actors- Akashdas Nayak, Sidhant Mohapatra, Arindam Roy and Anubhav Mohanty quit the party and joined the BJP ahead of the crucial 2024 elections in Odisha.

Tough challenge for BJD in 2024 General Election
Will ‘No.9’ theory prove lucky for BJD in upcoming 2024 General Election?

It seems the ruling party is giving more importance to ‘No.9’ theory than the proper strategy for the distribution of tickets.

Lok Sabha Election
PM Modi’s guarantee has reached people, schemes cannot be hijacked anymore: BJP National VP Baijayant Panda

Exuding confidence about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third term, Panda said that the mission of 400 plus seats will be successful along with the Kendrapara LS seat.

Odisha Elections 2024
Is BJD heavyweight Prasanna Acharya reluctant to contest from Sambalpur Assembly seat?

Acharya has now been pitted against BJP heavyweight and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra. It is speculated that Acharya was more keen to contest from Rairakhol Assembly seat.

Burglary incidents rising in Bhubaneswar
Safe or unsafe Bhubaneswar? 34 flats targeted in last 6 months; gold ornaments over Rs 10 lakh looted today

Serial burglary incidents have now become a regular feature in Bhubaneswar, thereby creating fear in the minds of the residents of the Capital city. As per reports, as many as 34 flats in 14 apartments in Bhubaneswar have been burgled in the last six months.

Use of Odia language by govt officials for official communication slows down in Odisha
Use of Odia language by govt officials for official communication slows down in Odisha

It is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court has provided over 20000 judgements in Odia and other regional languages in the last 5 years. The Orissa High Court is also uploading the verdicts in Odia vernacular language

Puri Srimandir
Pratihari servitors to check entry of non-Hindus into Puri Srimandir

As per the temple administration sources,  as many as two Pratihari servitors each will be initially deployed in front of ‘Singha Dwara’ during ‘Dwara Phita’ rituals in the morning and ‘Sandhya Arati’ rituals during the evening hours starting from Pana Sankranti on April 14.

Heatwave Alert For Odisha
IMD issues yellow warning for heatwave as mercury to rise sharply in Odisha

As per the forecast issued by IMD on Friday, the maximum temperature is expected to rise by 6 to 8 degrees C after 24 hours.

BJP Moves CEO Against BJD
BJD workers engaged for Mo School review works in 93 blocks, alleges BJP before Odisha CEO

BJP spokesperson Satyabrat Panda said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) had recently transferred eight senior officials. Despite this, the government hasn't learnt a lesson.

Odisha Elections 2024
BJD moves Odisha CEO against BJP's Prashant Jagdev; Chilika MLA clarifies

The BJD alleged that the Chilika MLA got angry after a few youths asked some questions. In its complaint, the BJD also alleged that Prashant Jagdev threatened Police after the journalist lodged FIR against him.

Former Odisha Health Minister Kamala Das passes away
Former Odisha Health Minister Kamala Das passes away, condolences pour in

President Droupadi Murmu, BJP National VP Baijayant Panda and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik among others expressed their deepest condolences over the sad demise of Das.

Guinness World Record
This is how Rourkela Youth Sumit Singh set Guinness World Record with his 12-hour marathon run on treadmill

As per the rules, one need to have run for 65 kms in 12 hours and one cannot touch the machine when in motion.

Kailash Chandra Kulesika joins BJP
Odisha Elections 2024: Ex-MLA Kailash Chandra Kulesika joins BJP, alleges BJD tried to buy him

Kulesika joined the saffron party in presence of State BJP President Manmohan Samal and other party officials.

Brace up for hotter days as temperature likely to rise by 6-8 degree Celsius in next 4 days in Odisha
Brace up for hotter days as temperature likely to rise by 6-8 degree Celsius in next 4 days in Odisha

Nor’wester rain provided respite from the continuous heatwave conditions across several districts in the state. The maximum and minimum temperatures dipped marginally in the last couple of days owing to the rain.