News from Odisha

COVID19 Second Wave In Odisha? New Cases Outnumber New Recoveries In March

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 March jinx is seemingly continuing for Odisha. After the virus had first marched into Odisha in the month of March last year, the month in the year 2021 has again started giving the Covid-19 jitters to the State. What looks like the big worrying numbers for Odisha are, for the first time […]

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Puri Goes Under Security Blanket For Prez Kovind Visit

Bhubaneswar: Additional Director General (Law and Order) Yashwant Jethwa on Sunday reviewed the security arrangements in Puri, a day before the scheduled visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to the heritage town. President Kovind is slated to pay obeisance to Lord Jagannath at the Srimandir and later visit Sun Temple at Konark. According to police […]

Odisha Mid-Day Meal Scheme: Beneficiaries Down 7%, Foodgrain Utilisation Low At 78%

Bhubaneswar: The Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in Odisha looks floundering. A big decline in the number of institutions and enrolled students in the State for the MDM scheme has been observed over the years. SAMPLE THE HALF-PLATE FACTS During the lockdown period of March-August 2020, providing hot cooked meals to students under the Mid-Day Meal […]

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Ex-Odisha Congress Leader Levels Sexual Harassment Charges Against Youth Wing Prez

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of Odisha Congress has found itself in an embarrassing situation after a former leader accused the present Youth Congress President Smruti Lenka of sexually harassing a woman party worker. According to reports, former youth congress leader Nihar Behera accused Lenka of sexually harassing the woman worker on the pretest of elevating […]

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Odisha: Para-Shuttler Pramod, Chess GM Swayams Conferred OSJA Awards

Cuttack: Para-badminton World Champion Pramod Bhagat, chess Grand Master Swayams Mishra and eminent athletics coaches Panchanan Gantayat and Arun Kumar Das were conferred with the Annual Awards of Odisha Sports Journalists’ Association (OSJA) in a function held at Barabati Stadium on Sunday. The awards, carrying cheques of Rs 25,000 each and citations were conferred for […]

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Kanha Team Reaches Odisha For Sundari's Translocation To Ghorela Centre

Bhubaneswar/Angul: Finally, the process for the return of tigress Sundari from Satkosia in Angul district is about to conclude with a six-member team of experts reaching Odisha today to make study on the behaviour and health of the animal before her translocation probably in the next few days. The team comprising an assistant conservator of […]

Odisha Govt Plans To Train Students For Forest Fire Fighting

Bhubaneswar: In a novel initiative, newly appointed Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) in Odisha– Sisir Kumar Ratho on Sunday said that interested students may be imparted training to control forest fires in near future. Considering the concern and interest of the students about the prevailing outbreak of wildfires in the State, the decision could […]

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'Mo College' Campaign Rolled Out In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Riding on the success of ‘Mo School’ campaign, the State government today went a step further to connect global Odia alumni to their alma mater in Odisha by rolling out ‘Mo College’ campaign. The campaign aims at making the higher education eco-system more organic and innovative. According to a release by the State government, […]

Beware! FAKE NEWS On Berhampur Shutdown Found Circulating On Social Media With OTV Logo 

Bhubaneswar: A fake news regarding shutdown of Berhampur city is doing rounds on social media with OTV graphics and logo even as the channel has not aired any such news this year. Neither the TV channel nor its digital platform has published/telecast any sort of news. Some mischief mongers have used the logo and graphics […]

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Odisha: First-Of-Its Kind Public Library Opened At Bhubaneswar Forest Park

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to inculcate reading habits among students, youngsters and encourage community engagement, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) opened a public library at the Forest Park in the Capital City on Sunday. On the occasion of World Poetry Day, the first-of-its-kind initiative in Odisha was  inaugurated by R Balakrishnan, chief adviser to Chief […]

Odisha: Group Clash Leaves 12 Injured In Khordha

Khordha: A bloody clash broke out between two groups of people at Damanabhuin village under Jankia Police limits in Khordha district on Sunday night. As many as 12 people from both the sides have sustained grievous injuries in the clash. “Two groups clashed with stone pelting and hurling of bombs over past enmity. As many […]

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Covid-19 Resurgence: BMC Seals XIMB In Odisha After 23 Tests Positive

Bhubaneswar: Following the detection of 23 Covid-19 positive cases in the campus, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) in the Capital City on Monday. BMC authorities have sealed the entire campus in larger public interest with a view to contain the further spread of the virus. The campus will […]

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Covid Casts Shadow On Famous Chadak Mela

Balasore: The famous Chadaka Mela of Lord Baba Chandaneswar at Bhograi in the district has been cancelled this year due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It was decided in a meeting attended by Bhograi MLA Anant Das, District Collector K Sudarshan Chakravarti, temple servitors, president of Chandaneswar Trust Board and some local intellectuals. However, the district […]

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President Kovind Offers Prayers At Puri Srimandir, Donates Rs 1 lakh

Puri: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) after offering obeisance to the Holy Trinity at the 12th century shrine in Puri. He along with his wife Savita-the first lady-offered worships in the sanctum sandstorm and spent around 40 minutes on the temple premises. After […]

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Odisha: Vandals Ransack Rourkela Super Specialty Hospital A Day After Inauguration By President Kovind

Rourkela: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Ispat Super Specialty Hospital of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on Sunday, a mob of workers belonging to the left affiliated CITU and CPI (M) and some locals ransacked the hospital triggering palpable tension in the hospital premises, on Monday. Alleging lack of adequate doctors and […]