News from Odisha

Now, Odisha’s Most Popular News Channel OTV On ‘Koo’
Now, Odisha’s Most Popular News Channel OTV On ‘Koo’

Bhubaneswar: In the social media horizon, a ‘Sun’ rises on the Indian shores. With a yellow background and bird, compared to ‘Made In America’ Twitter’s Blue background and white bird, this very ‘Made In India’ micro blogging version – Koo – has winged to new heights recently. The download of this desi-twitter application has crossed […]

Rath Yatra 2020: Delay In Reassembling Of Puri Chariots For Public View Sparks Resentment

Puri: The decision to conserve the three chariots used during last year’s Puri Rath Yatra, which was held sans participation of devotees due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, was hailed as ‘historic’ as the festival had elicited strong emotions among the devotees worldwide. However, the delay in reassembling of the gigantic chariots for showcasing before the […]

Cash For Odisha MLA’s Bike Rally Caught On Camera
Cash For Odisha MLA’s Bike Rally Caught On Camera

Kendrapara: A controversy erupted on Saturday after alleged distribution of cash to the participants of a motorcycle rally of a MLA in Kendrapara district of Odisha came to light. The money was reportedly distributed to people to take part in the motorcycle rally of BJD MLA from Rajnagar constituency, Dhruba Charan Sahoo. In a video […]

Samir Mohanty
Odisha Govt Mute As Andhra Holds Panchayat Polls In Border Villages: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Lashing out at the Odisha government for taking lackadaisical approach over the Panchayat election being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in Kotia region of Koraput district, the State BJP on Saturday questioned State Government’s intent on safeguarding the border. Addressing reporters at a presser, BJP state president Samir Mohanty, who led a party delegation and […]

Parboiled Rice Issue: BJD Tries To Keep Western Odisha Politics On Boil!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed a boil in politics over the parboiled rice since the mid of January this year. Political posturing eyeing the western Odisha voters touched dizzy heights during the last fortnight and the ‘parboiled’ issue echoed even in Rajya Sabha on Friday. The ruling BJD went to the town crying hoarse over a […]

Odisha: 1 More Elephant Dies Of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia In Karlapat Sanctuary; Toll Reaches 5 In 13 Days

Bhawanipatana: One more elephant reportedly died in Karlapat wildlife sanctuary here in Kalahandi district taking the toll to five in last 13 days. Veterinary experts attributed the death of the animal to haemorrhagic septicaemia. The deaths of the five elephants in last 13 days have been reported from near Ghusurigudi nullah in the sanctuary. The […]

Anubhav-Aparajita In Twitter War Over Draft Heritage Bylaws

Bhubaneswar: A war of words erupted between BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty and his parliament colleague from BJP Aparajita Sarangi on twitter over the draft notification issued by the National Monument Authority (NMA) on heritage bylaws for Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar. Mohanty, who represents Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency tweeted that he requested Sarangi to meet Union […]

Padma Besha Of Lord Jagannath & Siblings Today
Padma Besha Of Lord Jagannath & Siblings Today

Puri: The much-awaited Padma Mukha Besha (lotus attire) ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Srimandir is being observed today. Seated in the Ratna Singhasan (bejewelled throne) of the temple, the Trinity will adorn Padma Besha and give darshan to the devotees midnight today. Padma Pokhari (lotus pond) will be created in front of […]

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Odisha Govt Plans To Introduce English From Class-I In CoE Schools

Bhubaneswar: If everything goes well as per plans, the Class-I students in government-run schools in Odisha will learn English from the next academic session. The School and Mass Education department has mulled to introduce the new subject for the class-I students. However, the course will be introduced in the centre of excellence schools in initial […]

Hanuman Coins
Odisha: Hanuman Coin Racket Busted In Malkangiri, 3 Arrested

Chitrakonda: Odisha police busted a racket involving illegal trade of Hanuman coins and arrested three persons in this connection in Chitrakonda Sadar area of Malkangiri district on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Mohan Trivedi of Odisha, Itham Sethi Venkat Ramana and KrupabharamTrpalli of Andhra Pradesh. They have been arrested on the charges of […]

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Pulwama Terror Attack: 2 Years On, Govt Promises For Odisha Martyr's Village Remain Unfulfilled

Cuttack: Even as the country observed the second anniversary of Pulwama terror attack remembering the valour of 40 jawans who laid down their lives for the nation on this day two years ago, the native village of Manoj Behera who was one among the martyrs is still crying for administrative attention. The government had made […]

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Odisha: Sashisena Temple In Sonepur, An Epitome Of Love

Sonepur: Have you ever been to Sonepur? The city is also known as the second Varanasi of India for its cluster of temples. The district headquarters of Subarnapur district has nearly 108 magnificent temples having architectural and tantric importance. Moreover, the legendary Sashisena temple, which epitomises true love, holds a special relevance on the occasion […]

Odisha Doctor Opens 'One Rupee' Clinic For Poor People

Sambalpur: A doctor in Sambalpur district has opened a ‘One Rupee’ clinic to provide treatment to the poor and underprivileged people. Shankar Ramchandani an assistant professor in the department of medicine at Veer SurendraSai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, has opened the clinic in Burla town where patients have to pay just […]

Nayagarh Man Gets Wife Murdered By Contract Killers For Opposing His Extramarital Affair, 6 Held

Nayagarh: The Nayagarh Police claimed to have cracked the murder case of a woman in Sarankul area of the district with the arrest of four persons, including two contract killers on Sunday. The four accused, whose identification are yet to be revealed by the police, will be court forwarded today while the woman’s husband identified […]

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Covid-19 Resurgence: Night Curfew In 10 Districts Of Odisha From Tonight

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to curb the spread of covid-19 cases in State, night curfew, which has been ordered earlier by the Odisha Government, will come into effect from today…