News from Odisha

Poor Odisha MBBS Students' 'Zindagi' Turns Full Circle
Poor Odisha MBBS Students' 'Zindagi' Turns Full Circle

Bhubaneswar: Impressed with their success by overcoming all odds, a US-based foundation has come forward to finance the MBBS studies of five poor students of Odisha, who are products of ‘Zindagi’ programme run by a non- governmental organisation here, in medical colleges in the state. The scholarship for the five-year MBBS course was awarded by […]

Explained: What Compels CM Naveen Patnaik To Go For COVID19 Address To State?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Covid-19 count in Odisha has been remaining below the 100-mark for the last 33-days, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s address to the people of State urging them to strictly adhere to the pandemic appropriate behaviour assumes significance. “For your cooperation, the corona situation in the State is well under control. The pandemic […]

Simlipal Forest Fire: 1 Large Fire Still Rages On, NGOs put the Loss at 25%

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha still tops the nation in the number of fire alerts issued in the last 7-days, the comforting fact for the State is active large fire events have drastically dropped by 98 per cent in the last 144 hours. As per the data available with the Forest Survey of India (FSI), Odisha […]

Naga Sadhu Alleges Assault By JTP, Hospitalised
Naga Sadhu Alleges Assault By JTP, Hospitalised

Puri: A Naga Sadhu was hospitalised after allegedly being assaulted by the personnel of Jagannath Temple Police (JTP) in Puri on Sunday. The Sadhu, Vaishnav Puri, was admitted to the medicine ward of the district headquarters hospital. According to sources, the sadhu was assaulted for allowing some devotees to have darshan of Rohini Kunda which […]

Man Sets Brother On Fire Over Land Dispute In Odisha

Kendrapara: In a gruesome act of violence, a man on Sunday allegedly set his elder brother on fire over land dispute in Jhadamal village under Rajkanika Police limits in the district. As per the reports, one Pabitra Pradhan poured petrol on his elder brother Bichitra Pradhan in a bid to kill him while he was […]

Odisha: 20 Injured As Bus Overturns In Soro

Balasore: Over 20 passengers sustained injuries, some of them critically after a bus they were travelling in overturned on NH-16 near Soro in the district on Sunday. The bus -Chakadola- carrying around 40 passengers including children was coming to Balasore from Bhubaneswar. The speeding vehicle lost control over the wheels and skidded off the road […]

An Untold Account Of The Mahatma's Sojourn To Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: Even as many believe that Mahatma Gandhi had never visited Puri Sri Jagannath temple his entire life due to restrictions against ‘Harijans’ entry, a hand-written document of 100 years old, in possession of OTV, clearly stated that the Father of Nation had made a trip to the 12th-century shrine and offered obeisance to the […]

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Over Rs 42 Crore Raised From Odisha For The Historic Project
Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Over Rs 42 Crore Raised From Odisha For The Historic Project

Bhubaneswar: The fundraising drive for the Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya has collected over Rs 42 crore from Odisha, informed the secretary of Sri Ram Janmabhumi Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Samiti, Odisha unit on Sunday. A month and half-long drive was carried out across the State from Makar Sankranti (January 14) to Magha Purnima (February 27) […]

House Sealing Reports Baseless, Certificate Case To Be Lodged Against Big Holding Tax Defaulters: BMC

Bhubaneswar: Clarifying on the directive issued by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) regarding sealing of houses of the holding tax defaulters, deputy commissioner (Revenue) of the civic body, Srimant Mishra on Sunday said that the tax pending more than three years attracts action known as certificate case as per OPDR (The Orissa Public Demands Recovery) […]

Puri Gajapati Seeks Cooperation Of Global Odia Community For Srimandir Development
Puri Gajapati Seeks Cooperation Of Global Odia Community For Srimandir Development

Puri: Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb on Sunday sought the cooperation of Jagannath devotees across the globe to transform the pilgrim city into the best spiritual and religion place for Santatan Vedic region in the world. Addressing the global Odia community through video conferencing, the king stressed for united efforts both by Centre and the State […]

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Upset Over Govt Apathy, Odisha Villagers Move To Merge With Chhattisgarh

Bargarh: At a time when border controversy over Kotia villages in Koraput district has emerged a major headache for the Odisha Government, another report that would eventually drag the State government into an embarrassment has come from a village in the district bordering Chhattisgarh. Residents of Chhardhapalli panchayat under Paikamal block near Padmapur in the […]

Odisha Police Seizes Huge Quantity Of Explosive Materials

Jajpur: Odisha Police on Sunday seized a huge quantity of explosive materials from Mukundapur village in Jajpur district during a raid, an officer said. The explosive materials was illegally stored in a house owned by Susanta Kumar Behera of the village, the officer said, adding that the house owner has been arrested. Acting on a […]

Tutor arrested
Odisha: Tutor Arrested For Beating Students In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A tutor has been arrested for allegedly beating two class-III students at Purusottampur under Marshaghai police limits in Kendrapara district on Sunday. The accused, Rajendra Rout was nabbed following a complaint lodged by a guardian at Marshaghai police station. Rout has been forwarded to court today, police said. According to reports, Manabaditya Dash (9) […]

Bank Strike
All India Bank Strike From Today: Over 30K Employees From Odisha To Join Stir

Bhubaneswar: Banking services in the State are likely to be affected as over 30,000 bank employees of around 5,500 branches from Odisha are taking part in the two-day strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions starting from today. The strike has been called against the central government’s decision in the last parliamentary session […]

Arrestfor forestfire
Odisha: Man, Son Arrested For Setting Forest Ablaze

Boudh: A man and his son were arrested for allegedly setting a forest ablaze at Madhapur in Boudh district on Monday. The accused duo identified as Asan Majhi and his son Shyamghan, residents of Madhapur Colony sahi were setting dry leaves on fire in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur range. Axes and match box have […]