News from Odisha

Odisha: Olive Ridley Turtles Arrive At Gahirmatha Beach For Mass Nesting

Kendrapara: The endangered Olive Ridley female turtles have started arriving at the Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district, the world’s largest known rookery of these species, to lay eggs, a phenomenon otherwise called ‘arribada’, officials said on Wednesday. Arribada, a Spanish term that describes the unique natural heritage of millions of these marine species converging on […]

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Odisha: 4 Arrested For Setting Forest On Blaze

Dhenkanal: As many as three persons have been arrested on charges of setting fire at Ranjagada reserve forest here in Dhenkanal district. The accused caught by the forest department personnel have been identified as Hrudananda Singh, Sahadeb Behera and Anirudha Behera. Hrudananda belongs to Mandiapada village under Kankadahada police station in the district while two […]

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Maha Shivaratri 2021 In Pictures: Odisha Dips In Devotion With Covid Caution

Bhubaneswar: The auspicious festival of Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated across Shiva shrines in Odisha amid strict Covid-19 restrictions. According to reports, devotees are thronging famous Shiva temples like Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, Lokanath temple in Puri under strict Covid protocols while pandemic restrictions have been enforced at many other shrines in the State. […]

EX-OPCC President Jaydev Jena Appointed Congress Observer For Assam Polls

Bhubaneswar: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has appointed former Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Jaydev Jena along senior party leader Mohan Prakash as the observers for the Assam Assembly poll. The two leaders have been entrusted with the task of observing and monitoring party prospects and poll management in Assam. In January, the […]

Berhampur: Budhi Thakurani Yatra Allowed Amid Covid Protocols
Berhampur: Budhi Thakurani Yatra Allowed Amid Covid Protocols

Berhampur: The month-long biennial festival of Goddess Budhi Thakurani in Berhampur of Ganjam district will be held amid strict adherence to all the Covid-19 guidelines laid down by the Centre and State governments. A meeting in this regard was held between the representative of the Yatra Managing Committee and officials of the district administration under […]

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Mahashivratri: Security Blanket In Bhubaneswar, Overcrowding Will Stop Lighting Of Diyas At Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has made elaborate security arrangements in the State Capital city today in view of Mahashivratri. As many as 34 platoons of forces have been deployed at various sensitive points across the city. Over 100 officers including ACPs, additional DCP rank officers are monitoring the security system, DCP Umashankar Dash said. At […]

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Odisha: Jeypore Police Freeze Bank Accounts Of 2 Drug Kingpins

Jeypore: In a significant move against organised cannabis (ganja) smuggling syndicates operating in the district, the Koraput police have frozen the bank accounts of two notorious drug kingpins in the city. The mafia bosses have been identified as Sudarsana Panigrahi and Gopinath Niriki from Jalapur village under Jeypore block in Koraput district. According to reports, […]

Covid-19 Vaccine For Journalists: Odisha Govt Writes To Centre
Odisha Govt Steps Up District-Wise Covid Vaccination Targets, Get Details

Bhubaneswar: Aiming at early completion of vaccination of elderly persons against the Covid-19, the Odisha Government has stepped up its district-wise targets to accelerate the drive of administering first dose of vaccines to at least 1 lakh beneficiaries per day. While setting district wise target for the inoculation of senior citizens, the government has directed […]

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Odisha: Notorious Ganja Trafficker Sunil Pandi To Be Forwarded To Gujarat Court Today

Bhubaneswar: Notorious cannabis (ganja) trafficker Sunil Pandi from Ganjam district who had recently been nabbed by the Surat Crime Branch from his native village will be forwarded to a court in Gujarat today. Acting on a tip-off and with help from mobile tracking, a team from the Gujarat police had conducted a raid at Sachina […]

Odisha: Shivalinga Found In Backyard Of Farmer’s House In Bhadrak

Bhadrak: The reported discovery of a Shivling and a copper snake idol from the backyard of a farmer’s house at a village in Bhadrak district on the Mahashivaratri day created a sensation in the locality as people thronged to witness the spectacle and offer prayers. As per reports, the incident occurred at Deepabadi village of […]

Rescue Of This Elephant Calf From Well Is Full Of Awe (WATCH VIDEO)
Rescue Of This Elephant Calf From Well Is Full Of Awe (WATCH VIDEO)

Angul: An elephant calf fell into a dry farm well at Balijerenga village under Angul Forest Range in the district in the early hours of Thursday. However, it was rescued after a long operation by a team of forest officials. Some locals spotted the elephant calf struggling to get out of the well in the […]

Odisha Pollution Control Board Eases Emergency Measures As Air Quality Improves In Rourkela

Rourkela: The State Pollution Control Board eased its earlier proposed emergency measures including the closure of schools and colleges in Rourkela after the air quality in the Steel City improved on Thursday. In a fresh letter to Sundargarh district Collector and Commissioner of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation, the Pollution Control Board has urged the authorities […]

Odisha: Women Accuse Priest Of Casteist Remarks During Mahashivratri Offerings

Balasore: A complaint has been lodged at the Simulia Police Station in the district by a group of women alleging casteist remarks by the priest at the Rameswar Temple in Chalunigaon village during Mahashivaratri floral offerings on Thursday. Sources said a group of more than 10 women belonging to a certain caste had visited the […]

Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation
Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation

Bhubaneswar: Alarmed over the wildfire devouring large tracts of forests in the Similipal biosphere reserve, a senior member of the three-member Central team arrived in Bhubaneswar on Thursday to assist the Odisha government in containing the unprecedented devastation in the National Park. Amit Mallick, Inspector General of Forests(IGF) of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) reached […]

Odisha CM Expresses Concern Over Mamata Banerjee's Health, Prays For Speedy Recovery
Odisha CM Expresses Concern Over Mamata Banerjee's Health, Prays For Speedy Recovery

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday expressed concern over the health condition of his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kolkata following an alleged attack on her. Banerjee sustained injuries on her left leg and waist as she fell on the ground after she was allegedly […]