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Doctor-Population Ratio 2020: Odisha Needs 43.6k Docs, Has Only 26K

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the pandemic push for the registration of new doctors in Odisha, the State is witnessing an acute shortage of allopathic doctors. An estimate puts the requirement of doctors in the State at 43,609 as against the current number of 26,924 if Odisha has to meet the national average of doctor to population ratio. […]

EC Whistles Odisha's Pipili Bye-poll Battle: It's Advantage BJD Vs Resurgent BJP

Bhubaneswar: With the Election Commission of India announcing the poll dates for the bye-elections to the Pipili assembly constituency, Odisha is all set to witness another spectacular political battle soon. As per the ECI notification, the bye-election to the assembly constituency in Odisha will be held on April 17, and the counting will be taken […]

CM Naveen Should Apologise: Odisha BJP In-Charge D Purandeswari

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP in-charge D Purandeswari on Tuesday fired on all cylinders stating that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should issue an apology for cheating people of the State over various issues. Launching an all-out attack, Purandeswari said Naveen should apologise before the public of Odisha as he has remained absent from the State Assembly proceedings […]

‘Labourers Worst Affected In Covid-19, Need Special Attention’
Odisha COVID Aid: Only 63% Migrant Returnees Get Assistance!

Bhubaneswar: A total of 63 per cent migrant returnees have reportedly received assistance during the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Odisha Labour Minister Sushant Singh on Tuesday informed that a cumulative financial assistance of Rs 134.62 crore was provided to 6,73,079 migrants returned to Odisha from different states during the COVID induced lockdown till August 2020. Replying […]

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Woman's Skeleton In Seized Vehicle: Odisha Women Commission Seeks Report From Police

Bhubaneswar: Following the recovery of a woman’s skeleton from a seized vehicle parked at Janla Police Station on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, the Odisha State Commission for Women (OSCW) on Tuesday sought an investigation report from the Commissionerate Police within a month. Taking cognizance of the seriousness of the case, OSCW chairperson Minati Behera said, […]

OTET Exam To Be Held On April 9, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha will conduct the Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test (OTET) on April 9. The exam will be held in two sittings- first session from 8 AM to 10: 30 AM while the second sitting from 12 noon to 2: 30 PM. Candidates who had applied to appear for the test […]

Odisha To Strictly Adhere To COVID-19 Norms During President Kovind's Visit
Odisha To Strictly Adhere To COVID-19 Norms During President Kovind's Visit

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s two-day visit to Odisha scheduled from March 21, the state government has made RT-PCR test mandatory for officers, employees and students connected with the visit. This was decided at a preparatory meeting held under the chairmanship of chief secretary SC Mohapatra here on Monday. The chief secretary asked […]

'Bring My Child Back,' Appeals Odisha Woman Whose 'Pet' Wild Boar Was Seized

Keonjhar: Call it a love for wildlife or a mother’s unrelenting love, Kuntala Kumari Penthei from Purushottampur village in the district can easily be spotted every noon in the nearby jungle calling out her pet ‘Dhuda’, a wild boar. It has been over a year since Kuntala lost her younger daughter to illness. But the […]

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Odisha: 4 Critical As Transformer Explodes In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, four persons sustained critical burn injuries after an electricity transformer exploded accidentally near a makeshift food stall in front of the OMFED plant at Chadrasekharpur in the city today. All the injured persons work at the food stall. Two among them are father and son who belong to Dhenkanal district […]

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Odisha: Pond Turns Watery Grave For Two Minors In Angul

Angul: Two minor boys were killed after drowning in a pond at Gotamara village under Banarapal police limits on Tuesday. The two deceased have been identified as Biswajit, son of Bidyadhar Behera and Swadhin, son of Mania Samal, both the residents of the local village. As per sources, the duo had gone to the pond […]

Odisha Govt Mulls 10% Quota For Students Of State-Run Schools, BJP Reminds OBC Quota!
Odisha Govt To Conduct Remedial Classes For Standard 1 To 8 In New Session

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha School and Mass Education department on Tuesday issued a formal circular informing that all students from standard 1 to 8 will be promoted to the next class without any exam for the academic session 2020-21.  The government in the notification has however announced a major relief for the students from the new […]

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Odisha: Businessman Attacked, House Vandalised By Hired Goons In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A businessman was attacked and the house he was staying at on rent was ransacked by around 20 people at N-3, Nayapalli area here in the city on Tuesday night. The man has lodged a complaint at Nayapalli police station following the incident. Police registered a case and launched an investigation. “The attackers include […]

Odisha: Civic Workers Open Fire At Man For Walking Pet Dog In Berhampur Street

Ganjam: In a bizarre incident, two sanitation workers of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) allegedly opened fire at resident while he was walking his pet dog in a street in Berhampur town on Tuesday night. The man and his dog survived the murderous attack as the solitary bullet missed the target. As per reports, the […]

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Never Say Never: Meet Odisha Lawyer Who Cleared Matric On 42nd Attempt & Class 12 After 19 Years

Dhenkanal: Failure is the first step towards success and 65-year-old man Trilochan Naik from Odisha’s Dhenkanal had to take 42 steps to clear Matric exams. Naik who recently cleared Bachelor of Laws is a true embodiment of grit and determination. He has proved that one should not say that one will never do something, because […]

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Lottery For Water In Odisha Town: Winner Gets A Bucketful

Chhatrapur (Ganjam): Around 50 families at the Station Road in the district headquarters town have resorted to a bizarre innovation for getting a bucketful of drinking water from a lone stand-post in their locality. An instant lottery system is played out every day to decide who gets the quota first. Reason: water comes for only […]