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Ganjam On Alert
Odisha: Ganjam On Alert After Spike In Covid-19 Cases In Surat

Berhampur: Following the recent spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases in Surat, the Ganjam district administration on Wednesday urged people to be alert and informed about the resurgence of the pandemic in the Gujarat state which is home to thousands of migrant workers from the district. A crucial meeting under the chairmanship of the […]

From Migrant Worker To Mollywood Actor: An Inspiring Story Of Odisha’s Rajkumar!
From Migrant Worker To Mollywood Actor: An Inspiring Story Of Odisha’s Rajkumar!

Bhubaneswar: Sometimes life changes for good in the blink of an eye and this statement aptly fits to Rajkumar Nayak of Odisha’s Kandhamal district. His journey from being a migrant worker to an actor in the Mollywood (Malayalam film industry) is nothing sort of a miracle. Hailing from a non-descript village Belghar in Kandhamal district, […]

Free Laptops To Class 12 Students: Odisha Govt Extends Deadline To Apply

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has extended the deadline for application submission to get free laptops under the ‘Biju Sashaktikaran Yojana’. Meritorious Plus ll students can now apply to avail of the benefit till March 31, 2021. Earlier, the last date to apply for the same was March 18, 2021. In a notice, the State Higher […]

Cannot Go Back To Lockdown Era, Need To Contain Spread Of Virus: Odisha CM To PM Modi
Cannot Go Back To Lockdown Era, Need To Contain Spread Of Virus: Odisha CM To PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday stressed on bracing up with renewed efforts in awareness and enforcement to contain the spread of coronavirus instead of entering into any further lockdown restrictions. “We cannot go back to the era of lockdowns. However, at the same time we need to ensure that the virus spread […]

Lingaraj Sevayats
Odisha: Vaccination Of Lingaraj Temple Sevayats Starts Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 vaccination of the servitors of Lord Lingaraj temple will commence from Thursday at the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Hospital in the Capital City. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary has issued an order to start the vaccination drive of the sevayats from March 10. Around 50 servitors will be given the Covid jab on […]

Anubhav-Varsha Marital Discord: Actress Files Fresh Complaint Against In-Laws
Anubhav-Varsha Marital Discord: Actress Files Fresh Complaint Against In-Laws

Cuttack: Ollywood actress and wife of BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty, Varsha Priyadarshini on Wednesday approached the Purighat Police Station in Cuttack again and lodged a fresh FIR against her in-laws. In her complaint, Varsha has reportedly accused her in-laws of intentionally harassing her by snapping electricity connection to the air conditioner and TV set in […]

Enforce Prohibition On Fishing Around Turtle Nesting Sites, HC Tells Odisha Govt

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the state government to enforce a prohibition on fishing activities by trawlers near the mouth of Devi river and along the coast to protect Olive Ridley turtles. Based on a report submitted by a committee appointed by the high court, a division bench headed by Chief Justice S […]

Maoist Posters
Odisha: Maoist Banners & Posters Found In Nabrangpur

Nabarangpur: Posters and banners put up by the Menpur-Nuapada division of CPI (Maoist) organization have been found pasted at various places in Raigarh area in the district on Wednesday. According to reports, the posters bore statements criticizing various policies of the government. The red ultras have urged the local people to put up a battle […]

SP Bikas Das
KBC Fraud In Jharsuguda: Prime Accused Arrested From Indo-Nepal Border

Jharsuguda: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested the prime accused in the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) lottery fraud in which a daily wager family of Belpahar had lost over Rs 1 lakh. A special team of Jharsuguda police arrested the accused identified as Niraj Kumar from a place on Indo-Nepal border, said Bikash Das, […]

Arun Santa
Asian Weightlifting Gold Medalist From Odisha Is Now A Daily Wager!

Nabarangpur: Odisha Government’s tall claims of turning the State into the Sports capital of the country by pumping in crores of rupees in establishing State-of-the-art infrastructure seems to be a laughing stock if one looks at the ground reality of how administrative negligence has forced many a talented sportsperson from the State into oblivion. One […]

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Disproportionate Assets Case: Vigilance Raids Forest Ranger In Nuapada

Nuapada: Vigilance sleuths today carried out raids at the residence and office of forest ranger Sadhanan Sarangi at Khariar in the district and six other places including the house of his son-in-law Birendra Khara, an assistant engineer of Public Works Department (PWD) in Rayagada, on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of […]

Odisha Assembly
'Apology' Row Stalls Odisha Assembly For Sixth Day, BJD MLAs Differ In Opinion

Bhubaneswar: Stalemate continued in the Odisha Assembly for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday amid pandemonium over last week’s suicide attempt made by a BJP MLA in connection with the alleged mismanagement in paddy procurement in the State. Speaker Surya Narayan Patro adjourned the proceedings till 12 pm following noisy protests by members of the […]

Odisha Govt’s Unlawful Action On Centrally Protected Monuments Not Desirable: Aparajita

Bhubaneswar: BJP MP from Bhubaneswar Aparajita Sarangi today said that Odisha government should understand the statutory requirements under AMSAR Act (The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act) before carrying out any developmental activities at nationally protected monuments in the State. “Unlawful action on part of State Govt is not desirable,” she tweeted. While […]

IMPaCT Distributes Laptops, Wheelchairs To Meritorious Divyang Students 
IMPaCT Distributes Laptops, Wheelchairs To Meritorious Divyang Students 

Bhubaneswar: IMPaCT (Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust), the charitable wing of IMFA Ltd in collaboration with Swabhiman, organised ‘Standing Wheelchair and Laptop Distribution Programme’ at its AGM office in Bomikhal area of Bhubaneswar on Thursday. More than 15 persons with disabilities, who have earned fame in the field of education, sports and social service, were […]

Srimandir Admin Terms 35000 Acre Of Lord Jagannath Land Sale Reports False & Motivated

Puri: Soon after the Odisha government came under fire for its plans to sell over 35,000 acre of land belonging to Lord Jagannath, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday clarified that the report is totally false and motivated. In a series of tweets, SJTA Chief Administrator clarified on the issue and urged the […]