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Rudra Maharathy
Pipili Bypoll: Rudra Maharathy Receives Ticket From CM Naveen, To File Nominations On March 30

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating his commitment for the people of Pipili, BJD candidate and son of late party leader Pradeep Maharathy, Rudra Pratap on Sunday said that he would toil hard to complete the unfinished works of his late father. Soon after receiving the party ticket from chief minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence, Rudra said “I […]

Lightning & Thunderstorm Alert For Odisha; IMD Issues Orange Warning For 5 Districts

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued ‘Orange Warning’ with thunderstorm and lighting alert for five districts of Odisha. Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara between 0830 hours of March […]

Woman Poisons Three Children, Two Succumb In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, two siblings died on Sunday after their mother allegedly made all three children consume poison and also drank it herself in an attempt to kill self in Mendhashala under Chandaka Police limits on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. While two children (aged 2 and 3 years both male) died under treatment […]

Suresh Routray
Pipili Bypolls: Delay In Congress' Candidate Announcement Sends Wrong Message, Says Suresh Routray

Bhubaneswar: Targeting his own party, Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Sunday said, inordinate delay in party’s candidate announcement for the impending bypolls of Pipili, is sending a wrong signal to the public. And the sooner they decide upon a name is better for the party. “We have sent five names to party’s central leadership in […]

Covid-19: Puri Jagannath Temple To Remain Closed On Sundays For Sanitisation

Puri: The Jagannath temple in Puri will again remain out of bounds for devotees once every week. As per the latest decision, the 12th-century shrine will remain closed every Sunday for carrying out necessary sanitization activities, informed Krishan Kumar, Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (STJA) today. “Today, the Dola Purnima rituals and Suna […]

Nandankanan Welcomes New Guests, White Tigress Bijaya Delivers 3 Cubs

Bhubaneswar: Spreading bouts of happiness for wildlife lovers, white tigress Bijaya gave birth to three cubs on Sunday at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar. As per the information provided by the zoo authorities, Bijaya delivered one cub in the morning and then delivered two more cubs in the afternoon. Nandankanan now has a total […]

BJP Press Meet
Bomb Attack On Odisha RTI Activist: Bring BJD MLA Under Probe, Demands BJP

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the Odisha government over the bombing on RTI activist Sarbeswar Beura in Jajpur on Saturday, BJP Vice-President Bhrugu Baxipatra warned of a large scale protest if the BJD MLA, whose name has been mentioned in the FIR, is not arrested. Addressing a presser, Baxipatra said, “Beura is an active RTI activist and a […]

Play Holi At Home Not On Roads, Appeals Commissionerate Police

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Sunday warned of stern action against persons violating Covid-19 norms issued by Odisha government and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) during Holi celebrations tomorrow. Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash said that already Holi celebrations on roads and congregations at other public places have been restricted by the State government and BMC in view […]

Protests In Odisha Over Power Tariff Hike; Opposition Slams Govt

Bhubaneswar: Protests gained momentum in Odisha a day after Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) approved a hike in the existing power tariff in the State. Though there has been a rise of 30 paise per KWH/kVAh in power tariffs for the category of consumers other than BPL families and for irrigation, the decision to increase […]

Sportstar Honours Odisha
Sportstar Honours Odisha With Decade’s Best State For Promotion Of Sports

Bhubaneswar: Leading sports magazine Sportstar on Sunday felicitated Odisha with the Decade’s Best State for Promotion of Sports for the period from 2011 to 2020. Hockey stalwart M M Somaya handed over the award to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a special function organized at the convention hall of Loka Seva Bhawan glittered with eminent […]

Pipili Bypoll: Congress Fields Ajit Mangaraj For By-Elections
Pipili Bypoll: Congress Names Ajit Mangaraj As Party Candidate

Bhubaneswar: The Congress has nominated Ajit Mangaraj to contest the upcoming bypoll to the Pipili Assembly constituency in Odisha. The All India Congress Committee has given the final nod for the candidature of Mangaraj from the Assembly segment which will go to polls on April 17. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee had shortlisted Mangaraj’s name for […]

Paradip Port
Odisha: 14 Staff Of A Ship At Paradip Port Test Positive For Covid-19

Paradip: As many as 14 staff of a ship anchored at Paradip port tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. All of the infected persons have been shifted from Paradip to a Covid hospital in Bhubaneswar. According to reports, a total of 25 people had reached the port in the ship which had last anchored at […]

Odisha: Holi Celebrated Across State Amid Covid-19 Restrictions; See Pics

Bhubaneswar: Celebration with caution was the norm as people across Odisha celebrated ‘Holi’–the festival of colours amid Covid-19 restrictions on Monday. With a surge in Covid-19, the Odisha government has restricted Holi celebrations in the State anticipating that the festival has the potential to cause the virus to spread. In view of the pandemic, the […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: Major Announcement By Odisha Education Minister On Closure Of Schools

Bhubaneswar: The recent reports of Covid-19 cases across several educational institutions in Odisha including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has raised speculations over the continuation of physical classes for 9 and 11 which resumed last month after closure for almost a year due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Clearing the air on the rumours amid the […]

IIT, Bhubaneswar Campus "COVID-19 Free": Director

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar claimed that its campus is completely “COVID-19 free” though some coronavirus cases have been detected in the isolated quarantine centre. So far the campus has been COVID free except for 5 cases in September, 2020 and now some in the isolated quarantine centre, IIT, Bhubaneswar, Director, Prof […]