News from Odisha

Three Films Of Salman Khan Ready For Release

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan is all set to release his action drama Radhe in theatres on the occasion of Eid. The film is billed as a single screen entertainer, but Salman admits the scene is rather bleak for the traditional big screen exhibitors right now. “There are three films of mine that are ready for […]

Attack On Cops: 7 Villages Detained By Police In Paradip

Paradip : At least seven persons have been picked up in connection with the recent attack on a police team in Jagatsinghpur district. As per reports, at least four cops including an assistant sub-inspector were injured in a mob attack while arresting a person accused of extortion on Thursday. The locals, who attacked the police, […]

Ind Vs Eng 1st Test: India Pick Three Spinners, Put In To Bowl By England

Chennai: England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against India beginning on Friday here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. “We are going to bat first. We will try and get the best of this wicket with the bat, make a good first innings score and try and […]

Global Covid-19 Cases Top 104.8 Million, Death Exceed 2.28 Million

Washington: The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 104.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.28 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at […]

India’s First Thunderstorm, Lightning Research Testbed To Come Up In Balasore: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Since long the casualties due to lightning strikes have remained a major concern in Odisha. In a bid to accurately predict thunderstorm and lightning strikes and save thousands of precious lives, the Ministry of Earth-Sciences is planning to set up a ‘Thunderstorm Research Testbed’ in Balasore district. It will be first of its kind […]

RD Girl Student Death Case: Police Seize Mobile Phone & Clothes Of Accused

Bhubaneswar: Kuakhia police of Jajpur district on Friday seized the mobile phone and clothes worn by Rakesh Swain on the fateful day of the mysterious death of his female friend and Rama Devi Women’s University student Jharaphula Nayak. The cops have intensified probe to trace out vital evidence from the seized articles in connection with […]

In Pics: Winter Scenes In Odisha As Several Parts Of State Shiver Under Cold Wave

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let up to the cold wave condition that has been sweeping several places in Odisha for last few days after a spell of warm weather. G Udaygiri in Kandhamal district was the coldest place in the State at 3 degrees Celsius on Thursday while 11 other towns recorded minimum […]

RBI Keeps Policy Rate Unchanged Fourth Time In A Row

Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday decided to leave benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4 per cent but maintained an accommodative stance, implying rate cuts in the future if need arises to support the economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The benchmark repurchase (repo) rate has been left unchanged at 4 per cent, […]

COVID-19 Updated: India Records 12,408 New Cases, 120 Fatalities

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally of cases went past 1.08 crore with 12,408 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries surged to 1,04,96,308, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The total cases mounted to 1,08,02,591, while the death toll increased to 1,54,823 with 120 daily new […]

After Adipurush Prabhas's Salaar Gets a Major Setback

A few days ago fire broke out on the sets of Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan starter Adipurush. The incident took place in Mumbai’s Retro Grounds behind Inorbit Mall, Goregaon. Reports indicated that the fire was caused due to a short circuit. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the breakout. Prabhas’s Salaar Unit Members Meet […]

Vidya Balan’s Natkhat Represents India At Oscars 2021, Know Where To Watch It

Short film Natkhat has entered the race for Oscars 2021 in the category of the Best Short Film. Starring Vidya Balan along with child artiste Sanika Patel, the film is about a mother trying to educate her little son about gender equality and challenging the notion of boys will be boys. Natkhat is directed by […]

Virat Kohli Calls Becoming A Dad The Greatest Moment Of His Life

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are on cloud nine ever since they welcomed their baby girl last month. They recently revealed they named her Vamika with an adorable family photo. Recently, he opened up on becoming a father and missing out on the landmark test series. Virat had taken paternity leave during the India Vs […]

Google Pixel Phones To Soon Let You Track Heart Rate Via Cameras

San Francisco: Google is updating its Fit app on Pixel phones with heart and respiratory rate monitoring, which users can read using phone’s cameras. The company will roll out the feature to Pixel phones this month and it also plans to add them to other Android phones in the future. Both features rely on the […]

Threat To Bhubaneswar Airport! Proposed Runway Re-carpeting Work Delayed

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be a threat to Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar as its runway is not in proper shape owing to the delay in execution of the re-carpeting work. Though the authorities of the airport had planned to carry out the much-awaited re-carpeting work of the runway in 2019, it could not […]

COVID-19 Vaccine: Pfizer Withdraws Emergency Use Authorisation Application In India

New Delhi: Pharma major Pfizer on Friday said it has decided to withdraw its application for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine in India. Pfizer was the first pharmaceutical firm to seek an emergency use authorisation from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for its COVID-19 vaccine in the country, after it […]