News from Odisha

COVID19: Odisha Will Take 3-long Years To Vaccinate 1.16 cr 45+ People!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has administered a total of over 22 lakh Covid-19 doses to date, the fully vaccinated population to date in the State stood at a mere 0.84per cent. The State has been ranked at number 8th in the country. As per the data available with the Union Health Ministry, the number of […]

Snake Venom Racket: Is Odisha A New Transit Point For The Rare Narco Trade?

Bhubaneswar: Last week’s arrest of six persons including a woman on charges of smuggling around 1.5 litres of snake venom from the State capital took everyone by surprise as Odisha rarely featured as a point for the transit of the deadly poison which is used as a potent narcotics for abusers in China and South-East […]

7-Yr Jail Term, Over Rs 28 Lakh Fine For Degree College Clerk In Odisha
7-Yr Jail Term, Over Rs 28 Lakh Fine For Degree College Clerk In Odisha

Bhawanipatna: A Special Vigilance Court on Tuesday sentenced a clerk to seven years of imprisonment and slapped a whopping penalty of Rs 28.57 lakh after convicting him in a disproportionate assets case. Pradeep Kumar Sahu, Junior Clerk of the Degree Women’s College, Dharmagarh in Kalahandi district, was arrested in 2014 on charges of accumulating assets […]

Odisha Turns Hot Cauldron: Baripada Sizzles At Season's Highest Of 44.6 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Respite seems to have become a dream for people in Odisha with the State scorching under intense heat wave. The Baripada city in the State on Tuesday recorded the season’s highest maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees while 16 places saw mercury jump above 40 Celsius degree mark. Below Baripada, as many as four places […]

Odisha Farmer Distributes Free Vegetables, Appeals On Social Media To Help Needy
Odisha Farmer Distributes Free Vegetables, Appeals On Social Media To Help Needy

Bhubaneswar: “All we need is money to eat and money to cover our skin. These are basic human needs. Other expenses can be taken care of. That’s why I continue to help others without thinking too much about saving money for myself.” These words by Chhayarani Sahu sum up her charitable side, one that she […]

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Spurt In Edible Oil Prices Swoons Consumers, Opposition Blames Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid rising fuel prices, skyrocketing rates of edible oils have dealt a double shock to the consumers in Odisha. The situation has forced the State government to come under intense criticism of the Opposition political parties. According to sources, price of the kitchen essential has become dearer by 60 to 70 per cent in […]

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Odisha Reiterates Demand For 2nd AIIMS In Sundergarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das on Tuesday made fresh proposal to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to set up the second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the State at Sundergarh. Das suggested that the existing infrastructures of a medical college and hospital at Sundergarh can be used for the […]

Prioritise High Risk Groups Among 45 Plus For Covid-19 Vaccination: Govt To Collectors
Prioritise High Risk Groups Among 45 Plus For Covid-19 Vaccination: Govt To Collectors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha health department on Tuesday directed all district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to prioritise high risk groups among citizens of 45 years and above for COVID-19 vaccination commencing April 1. The health department has categorised street vendors, meat/fish sellers, auto / bus drivers, School /college teachers, salon/ barber shop employees, security guards, restaurant staff […]

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Pipili Bypoll: Govt Officials Using Their Position To Campaign For BJD, Alleges BJP

Puri: The State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday met the Odisha Chief Election Commissioner complaining about alleged promotion of the BJD candidate in Pipili by-election by a doctor posted at Pipili. As per reports, the doctor in question, Abinash Rath who has been employed at the Pipili Community Health Center (CHC) allegedly […]

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‘Mo Bus’ Conductor Pushes Passenger Out Of Moving Vehicle In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A man travelling in a ‘Mo Bus’ sustained grievous injuries after he was allegedly pushed out of the vehicle by the employee near Hansapal square on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday evening. The incident took place following an altercation between the passenger and conductor over some issues related to fare. The left […]

Odisha: Elephant Carcass Found At Athagarh Forest

Athagarh: A decomposed carcass of an elephant was found at Ranibania reserve forest under Khutnuni range in Athagarh forest division in the Cuttack district. Though exact cause of the death has not yet been ascertained, forest department suspect viral infection behind the death of the animal. “The carcass was found in Khuntuni range. It was […]

Transcending Gender: A Life With Dignity And Livelihood

Bhubaneswar: Transgenders were a respected community in ancient India. There was acceptability of them in the society. People used to pay them respect and even take blessings from them in those times. But during the colonial era the British enacted the criminal tribes act of 1871. The act criminalised the transgender community in India. According […]

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Biju Pucca Ghar Logo In PMAY-G Not Permissible: Centre Tells Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid the allegations leveled by the State BJP of the Odisha government hijacking Central schemes, the Centre has now asked the State government to refrain from co-branding PMAY-G houses with the logo of the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY), which would result in the misinterpretation of the scheme by the beneficiaries. In a letter […]

Student At Odisha’s VSSUT Alleges Ragging By Seniors; Probe Begins

Sambalpur: A student at the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) has alleged that he had been ragged by his seniors in the varsity campus. The university disciplinary committee and anti-ragging cell has initiated a probe following a complaint lodged by the victim who is a second year student. The disciplinary panel has started […]

Odisha: Raging Forest Fire Engulfs Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary Again

Mayurbhanj: Following a brief two-week respite, wildfire erupted once again in the Similipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday, engulfing vast areas and affecting the endangered flora and fauna in the park. According to reports, the menacing forest fire has spread to over 47 different areas under the south zone of Similipal Forest range […]