News from Odisha

Lottery for water
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 […]

Bank staff loot
Bank Staff Robbed Off Rs 21 Lakh In Odisha

Sonepur: Armed miscreants on Wednesday decamped with cash of Rs 21 lakh from a bank staff near Baghalpur chhak in the district. As per sources, as many as six unidentified miscreants reached the spot on three bikes and snatched the cash bag from the contractual bank staff by keeping him at gunpoint while he was […]

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha Logs 82 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Surges To 338405

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload on Wednesday mounted to 3,38,405 after 82 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said. The new cases were detected in 20 of the state’s 30 districts, with 48 reported from different quarantine centers and the remaining 34 local contact cases. Mayurbhanj district recorded the highest of […]

Odisha: NSG Makes Recce Of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri

Puri: A team from the National Security Guard (NSG) on Wednesday carried out a reconnaissance of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri to take stock of the facilities and security build up at the world-famous shrine. The exercise is a part of the elite commando unit’s security inspection at major pilgrimages and other sensitive places […]

Pipili Bypoll
Pipili Bypoll: Odisha CEO Announces Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: The Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Sushil Kumar Lohani on Wednesday made a slew of announcements for the upcoming  byelection to the Pipili Assembly constituency in the State slated to be held on April 17. Addressing a press conference, Lohani said the number of booths have been increased this year from 271 to 348 […]

Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again
No End To Impasse In Odisha Assembly As Govt, Opposition Lock Horns

Bhubaneswar: Stalemate continues in Odisha Assembly for fifth straight day due to heavy pandemonium created by both Opposition and treasury bench members. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Opposition BJP and ruling BJD members stormed into the well and created heavy noise. BJP members alleged mandi mismanagement while BJD MLAs shouted, demanding apology […]

Odisha: COVID-19 Vaccination Of Puri Srimandir Servitors Starts From Today

Puri: Following a month-long rapid COVID-19 test vaccination of servitors of the Puri Shrimandir began on Wednesday. Around 3000 servitor will undergo the vaccination in the presence of the Puri district collector SamarthVema as has been decided by the district administrations. As per reports, the servitors will be inoculated at the Pratihari Niyog Meeting room […]

Govt Not Keen To Procure Paddy From Traders: Odisha Minister
Govt Not Keen To Procure Paddy From Traders: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amid frequent stalling of Odisha Assembly by the Opposition over the alleged paddy procurement irregularities, State Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Wednesday made it crystal clear that the government does not have any willingness to purchase paddy from traders. Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of shedding crocodile tears, […]

Tokyo Wake-Up Call For Dutee Chand?

It was rare, an unbelievable defeat, and came as a shock to those who had the habit of watching India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand winning gold in her pet 100m event every time she competed in a national championship. The unexpected happened when the Odisha ace settled for a SILVER, losing to Tamil Nadu’s S […]

Newly-wed Dies
Odisha: Pregnant Newly-wed Dies, Kin Allege Murder By In-Laws

Bhubaneswar: A pregnant newly-wed woman from Balianta area on outskirts of Bhubaneswar died under suspicious circumstances at the Capital Hospital on Tuesday night. The family members of the deceased woman have alleged that she had been killed by her in-laws over dowry. The deceased, identified as Suchismita Sahu, was five months pregnant at the time […]

Scuffle Between Jagannath Temple Police
Odisha: Govt Begins Process To Sell Over 34,000 Acres of Lord Jagannath’s Land

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has started the process to sell 34,876.983 acres reclaimed landed property of Lord Jagannath, Law Minister Pratap Jena informed the State Assembly on Tuesday. Replying to a question raised by MLA Mohan Charan Majhi, the Minister informed the house that 60,426.943 acres of land in the name of Lord Jagannath have […]

Odisha: Man Driving Truck In Berhampur Fined Rs 1000 For Not Wearing Helmet
Odisha: Man Driving Truck In Berhampur Fined Rs 1000 For Not Wearing Helmet

Berhampur: In a bizarre incident, a man has been fined Rs 1,000 for driving a truck without wearing a helmet in Berhampur town of Ganjam district. The matter came to light on March 12 after the vehicle owner, identified as Pramod Kumar Swain of G.Jagannathpur area in Berhampur, went to the Regional Transport Officer (RTO), […]

Pranay Maharathy
Pipili By-Poll: Lobbying Begins In BJD For Ticket, Opposition Battle Ready

Bhubaneswar: Hectic lobbying has started within the ruling BJD for ticket for the forthcoming by-poll to the Pipili Assembly constituency which is scheduled to be held on April 17. It is however, assumed that a member of the family of former minister and ex-MLA from the constituency Pradeep Maharathy is likely to be nominated by […]

Covid-19 Vaccine For Journalists: Odisha Govt Writes To Centre
Covid-19 Vaccine For Journalists: Odisha Govt Writes To Centre

Bhubaneswar: Journalists working in Odisha may soon get the Covid-19 vaccine shots as the State government on Wednesday urged the Centre to include them as the frontline workers and consider their vaccination. Apart from journalists and other personnel of the print and electronic media, the State health department has also urged for inclusion of staff […]

Odisha: Seized 'Pet' Wild Boar Makes Emotional Homecoming

Keonjhar: Wild boar ‘Dhuda’ which was taken away from its ‘mother’s cradle’ seven days back by forest department officials in Purushottampur village under Telkoi forest range made a rather sentimental homecoming on Wednesday. Emotions flew wild as Kuntala, Dhuda’s caretaker, could not hold back her tears after finding her beloved ‘pet’ return after eight days […]