News from Odisha

Odisha: 1.86 cr In State Have No Access to Drinking Water in Summer!

Bhubaneswar: In a clear display of deja vu, for a whopping over 46 lakh people in Odisha, collecting a pitcher of water will prove a herculean task this summer. As per the data released by the 15th Finance Commission, only 88 per cent of the rural population in Odisha have access to safe drinking water. […]

Warmer Odisha
Western Odisha Grows 0.5 Deg C Warmer in Last 100 years!

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha’s Capital City now ruling as the hottest city in the country, and when the setting in of hot day conditions in the winter (January – February is regarded as winter by IMD) has sparked a debate over Odisha growing warmer, the big fact to the fore is Odisha has indeed grown warmer […]

Odisha Government's Compulsory Retirement Notice Claims Life Of School Peon!

Sundergarh: A government notification for compulsory retirement seems to have cost dear for an ailing school peon in the district. Gangadhar Koudi, a peon at Ujjalpur Girls’ High School in the district who was undergoing treatment at a hospital, allegedly died days after the District Education Officer (DEO) issued notification for his compulsory retirement. Family […]

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Heat Wave Alert: Opposition Demands Odisha Govt To Review Morning School Timings

Bhubaneswar: Terming the revised school timings as a wrong decision of Odisha Mass Education Department, Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja on Sunday urged the State government to close the school before 11:30 AM every day in order to ensure the safety of students and teachers from the scourge of impending heatwave. The development comes a […]

Temperature Hits 40 Degrees In These Towns Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha seems to be well on course for months-long torrid summer this season as several cities in the State have already started to witness temperature as high as 40 degree Celsius even though it’s still a day before the month of March sets in. As per the data of the India Meteorological Department’s Regional […]

Mahanadi Water Dispute Leaving Odisha High & Dry, 15 Districts Staring At A Thirsty Summer!

Bhubaneswar: Be it the construction of barrages over Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government or negligence and the lack of vision by Odisha government, the direct effect of a dry riverbed during the non-monsoon season has threatened livelihood of lakhs of people in 15 districts of Odisha. Two pictures of Mahanadi, one at Kalma in Chhattisgarh and […]

Odisha Forest Department Carries Out Blackbuck Census

Berhampur: The wildlife wing of the forest department conducted a census of blackbucks in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Sunday, officials said. Ganjam district is the only habitat of the majestic animal in Odisha. Around 500 enumerators, divided into 110 units, counted the endangered species across three forest divisions of the district, namely Ghumusar South, Ghumusar […]

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Odisha Schools Start Morning Classes From Today As Mercury Soars

Bhubaneswar: In view of the soaring daytime temperature that crossed 40 degree Celsius at several places in the State, schools have started classes in morning shift from today to avoid heat wave related eventuality. The School and Mass Education department has directed all District Education Officers (DEOs) to ensure morning classes amid strict adherence to […]

Ganja Seized
Odisha: Over 7 Quintal Ganja Seized In Umerkote, 4 Arrested

Nabrangpur: The Umerkote police on Sunday seized over seven quintal of ganja at Chandiabeda village in the district and arrested four persons including an employee of Assam Rifle in this connection. Acting on a tip-off a special squad led by Umerkote Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Dinesh Kumar Nayak raided the house of one Rabi […]

Girl Burnt To Death
Odisha: Girl Charred To Death As House Catches Fire In Kalahandi

Kalahandi: A girl was burnt to death after a  fire broke out in her house at Khapramal village under the Koksara police limits in the district on Monday. According to reports, the fire occurred due to some unknown reasons when no other family members of the girl were present in the house. The fire spread […]

Ambulance Staff Detained For Abducting Patient, Relatives In Bhadrak

Bhadrak: In a bizarre incident, staff of a ‘108’ ambulance allegedly abducted a patient and his parents in the emergency vehicle in Urban police station area in the district on Monday. According to reports, a patient undergoing treatment at district headquarters hospital was referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Parents of the […]

VSSUT Exams Postponed Amid Covid Surge

Burla: Examinations scheduled to be held today at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) here in Sambalpur district have been postponed till further order. This was informed by the the Vice Chancellor Bibhuti Bhushan Pati through a notification. Decision to put exams on hold was taken after a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in […]

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Odisha: Senior IPS Officer Satyajit Mohanty Takes Charge As OPSC Chairman

Bhubaneswar: Retired IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty assumed charge as the new chairman of the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) on Monday. Mohanty was serving as the Director General of Fire Services, Odisha prior to his voluntary retirement from the service. The IPS officer of 1988 batch was given a farewell by Odisha Fire Service in […]

Man Flees With Motorcycle On Pretext Of Test Drive In Bhubaneswar, Arrested
Man Flees With Motorcycle On Pretext Of Test Drive In Bhubaneswar, Arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Monday arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly posed as a buyer on popular online market place OLX and contacted prospective sellers before fleeing with their motorcycles on the pretext of test drives, in Bhubaneswar. The accused has been identified as Amit Kumar Patra (Jitu), a resident of Narayana Mandir Sahi […]

Olive Ridley Mass Nesting Likely On Odisha's Gahirmatha Beach Within Fortnight: Official

Kendrapara:  Despite the erosion of Gahirmatha Beach in Kendrapara district, wildlife officials are optimistic about the convergence of lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles on the nesting ground for mass nesting any time within a fortnight. Notwithstanding the eroded physical profile of the nesting beach at the Nasi-II Island, a large turnout of female turtles for […]