News from Odisha

Sumanta Mohanty Murder: Ollywood Actress Claims Music Director's Private Parts Were Cut Off By Killers

Bhubaneswar: Following the arrest of Bikramaditya Jena, the last and fifth accused in the murder of Ollywood music director Sumanta Mohanty (in 2008) by the Commissionerate Police on Sunday, Odia film actress Bidusmita Mantri has come up with some shocking revelations in the horrific crime. Speaking to OTV on Sunday, Bidusmita said she noticed burn […]

Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again
Odisha Assembly Proceedings Stalled As Ruckus Continues

Bhubaneswar: All transactions in the Odisha Assembly have been stalled on Monday for third consecutive day due to protest and counter protests by the members of Opposition and treasury benches in the well of the House. Soon after the House reassembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP stormed into the well and created heavy […]

Watch: People Panic As Bear Strays Into Village In Odisha’s Balasore

Balasore: Panic gripped the Rainga village under Nilagiri NAC in the district after a wild bear was spotted by locals wandering about in the rice fields on the outskirts of the village on Monday morning. According to sources, the animal first sneaked into human settlements in the village before moving to the farmlands. In a […]

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A Year Of Covid-19 Outbreak In Odisha; First Positive Man Remembers ‘Horror Days’

Bhubaneswar: The man who first tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha on this day a year ago has recalled his days of agony on the first anniversary of the deadly virus onset in the State. On March 15, 2020, the young man had tested positive on his return from Italy. He was subsequently kept in […]

Getting Passport Gets Easier As Odisha Launches Mobile App For Faster Police Verification

Bhubaneswar: Getting a passport is expected to become easier now as the Odisha Police have launched a special Mobile application scheme for faster police verification of applications. Under the 5T initiative of the Odisha government, the State Police department has launched the M-Police mobile application scheme. As per official sources, the initiative is aimed at […]

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Odisha: Under Pressure Government Puts BMC Revised Holding Tax On Hold

Bhubaneswar: After drawing flak from several quarters over the hike in holding tax effected by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Odisha government on Monday put the revised tax on hold. Speaking to media, Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena said that holding tax in the Capital city will continue to be collected as […]

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Covid-19 Alert For Odisha: Infection Might Increase; Govt Eyes For 1 Lakh Vaccinations Daily

Bhubaneswar: With reports of a surge in Covid-19 cases received from some states in the country, the Director of Public Health in Odisha Dr. Niranjan Mishra has cautioned of a possible increase in the infection in the State. Though Mishra dismissed speculations over a second wave of Covid infection in the State, he said with […]

Odisha Govt Released Rs 344 Cr To Pvt COVID Hospitals, Says Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Naba Das on Monday informed the State Assembly that Rs 344.55 crore has been released to privately operated COVID hospitals in the State for treatment of patients. Replying to a question posed by BJP MLA from Jashipur, Ganesh Ram Singh Khuntia in the Assembly, Das said a total of 33 private […]

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Assures All Support To Odisha EPF Pensioners: Aparajita Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and MP Aparajita Sarangi today met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and apprised her about the problems being faced by the Odisha EPF pensioners. Informing about her meeting with the Finance Minister, Sarangi said that she ‘discussed about the grievances of Odisha EPF Pensioners Association, Bank Retirees Federation and Ex-servicemen who […]

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Wanted To Sell Cow, Odisha Youth Duped Of Rs 1 Lakh By Cyber Fraudster

Bhubaneswar: A youth in Bhubaneswar was allegedly duped of Rs 1 lakh by a cyber fraudster while trying to sell his cow online. The complainant, Debasis Sahu had put up an advertisement on the online marketplace app when the scamster posing as a potential buyer duped him. As per reports, Sahu had put up the […]

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Odisha: 3 Buses Gutted In Fire At Puri Bus Stand

Puri: At least three buses were gutted in a massive fire that broke out at Puri bus stand here on Monday. As per reports, the bus were parked at the bus terminal when the fire broke out. Though the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, short circuit is suspected to be the reason […]

Revealed: Why Odisha Govt Buried Biju Yuva Vahini In Infancy?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government inaugurated the birth of Biju Yuva Vahini in a grand way just 3-years ago, the home-truth to the fore now is the pet child of the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has become the victim of U-5 child mortality in the State recently. The Youth and Sports Services Minister Tusharkanti […]

CSR Spent In Odisha Lowest since Inception, Mine-rich Keonjhar Draws Neat Zero

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha claims of drawing actual private investment to the tune Rs 47,434 crore in 2019, the blooper for the State is the amount spent under CSR in the same period had been the lowest ever since inception. As per the data available with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the amount spent under […]

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Scam In Govt Scheme For Farmers: BJD MLA Accused Of Siphoning Subsidy Amount

Balasore: Amid the allegations of massive corruption in the State during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling-BJD MLA from Remuna Sudhanshu Sekhar Parida has been accused of swindling subsidy amount meant for the purchase of farm equipment. A complaint has been filed before Odisha Lokayukta against the Remuna MLA. The complainant Tanmaya Mohanty alleged that Nigamananda […]

Make In Odisha Has Failed To Attract Investors: Experts

Bhubaneswar: Make in Odisha programme seems to have failed to achieve its desired objective as the flag ship scheme couldn’t generate the interest among investors that it should have, believe experts. Recently, Industries Minister Dibya Sankar Mishra informed Odisha Assembly that a total of 84 proposals or investment intentions were received during the Make in […]