News from Odisha

WATCH: Five Vehicles Including 4 Buses Gutted In Bhadrak Garage Fire

Bhadrak: Four buses and an SUV gutted after a major fire broke out at a garage on National Highway-16 near Dahanigadia Chhak here in the district in the early hours of Wednesday. The bus staff, who were sleeping inside the buses, managed a narrow escape in the incident. Eyewitnesses said the fire broke at around […]

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Odisha: Devotees Likely To Miss Lord Jagannath’s Padma Mukha Besha

Puri: Devotees may not be allowed to pay obeisance to the Holy Trinity at Shree Jagannath Temple in the Piligrim city during ‘Padma Mukha Besha’ of the deities on Sunday due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation. The Padma Mukha Besha of Lord Jagannath and his siblings falls between the new moon day of Magha and […]

Odisha To Move Centre For Implementation Of Swaminathan Recommendations On MSP

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the nationwide farmers protests against the central farm laws, Odisha government Tuesday decided to move the Centre demanding implementation of the M S Swaminathan Committee recommendations regarding minimum support price for all crops. The decision in this regard was taken at the cabinet meeting here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. […]

IOCL, HAL Recruitment 2021: Multiple Vacancies Announced, Check Details

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has released a notification to fill up several vacancies and while invited applications from interested and eligible candidates before March 7, 2021 Indian Oil Corporation Limited proposes to engage Technical and Non-Technical Apprentices at its Locations in States & Union Territory of Western India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, […]

Jaishankar And Blinken Talk Over Phone, Discuss Myanmar Situation And Issues Of Mutual Concern

By Lalit K Jha Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday during which they discussed the situation in Myanmar and issues of mutual concern, according to a State Department spokesperson. Blinken spoke with Jaishankar to reaffirm the strength of the US-India partnership and to discuss issues […]

Coronavirus Pandemic: Global Covid-19 Cases Top 106.8 Million Mark

Washington: The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 106.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.33 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at […]

YouTube Cracks Down On Music Videos Related To Farmer Protests

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday blocked a music video by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled ‘Ailaan’ that was related to the farmer protests and raked in over 60 lakh views. YouTube has placed a notification on the original video, saying “This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal […]

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Odisha Cabinet Approves Amendment To BPUT Act

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Tuesday approved an amendment to BPUT Act, 2002, in order to ensure smooth functioning and academic excellence in Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). “We had received a proposal seeking an amendment to BPUT Act, 2002, which has been approved. Earlier, there were several government engineering colleges functioning as constituent […]

Twitter Took Action On 500 Accounts In India After Govt Orders

New Delhi: Twitter on Wednesday said that it has taken a range of enforcement actions, including permanent suspension in certain cases, against more than 500 accounts escalated across orders from the Indian government for the clear violations of its rules. The company, facing penal action if does not comply with the directions given by the […]

Bigg Boss 14: Season Of Style Faux Pas

Mumbai: Among all things that call for a resounding thumbs down as far as Bigg Boss 14 and its housemates go is the style quotient we have seen in the house this year. By every yardstick, this has been a season of fashion faux pas, bringing in its wake some of the shabbiest, most bizarre […]

Karlapat Sanctuary
Another Female Elephant Found Dead In Odisha's Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalahandi: Another female elephant was found dead in Ghusugudi forest under the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district on Tuesday. The carcass of the animal was spotted lying in the jungle by the officials Kalahandi (South) Forest Division, said reports. Though the exact reason behind the death of the jumbo will be known after we […]

Petroleum Products' Prices Depend On Int'l Markets: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the prices of petroleum products in the country are governed by international market forces. The reply from Pradhan came during the Question Hour. Congress member KC Venugopal had objected to the Minister’s response, saying that he was not putting forth the […]

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In Pics: Odisha Universities, Colleges For Pre-Final Year Students Reopen From Today

Bhubaneswar: After remaining shut for over eleven months due to Covid-19 restrictions, universities and colleges for second-year undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students reopened across the State from today with adherence to the safety protocols and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the State government. The sitting arrangements in classrooms at the universities and colleges have […]

Odisha Covid-19 Updates: Packaged Food At Weddings In Ganjam, Health Minister Hints At Day Curfew In State

Berhampur: In a bid to arrest the rapid rise in the number of covid-19 positive cases in Ganjam, the district administration on Monday issued additional guidelines revising the cap on…

COVID-19: India Records 11K New Cases, 94 Fresh Fatalities

New Delhi: India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,08,58,371 with 11,067 new infections, while fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the fifth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll increased to 1,55,252 with 94 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of […]