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Satyajit Mohanty
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 […]

Naveen takes vaccine
Odisha: CM Naveen Takes Covid-19 Jab As Govt Orders Offline Registration For Vaccination

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday tackled the vaccine hesitancy by taking the first dose Covid-19 jab at the Odisha Assembly dispensary even as the the government ordered off-line registration of the beneficiaries during the second phase inoculation drive, beginning today. Patnaik was administered the home grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Botech and Indian […]

Wildfire Continues To Rage In Similipal Forest Park
Odisha: Wildfire Continues To Rage In Similipal Forest Park

Baripada: Forest fire again broke out in different ranges of Similipal National Park on Sunday resulting in the increase in temperature in the region. Smoke has enveloped the area triggering…

Anjana Mishra Gangrape Case: Orissa High Court Closes Survivor’s Petition

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday closed a petition filed by gang-rape survivor Anjana Mishra alleging lapses and conspiracy in the investigation carried out by the investigating agency. The court’s decision followed two sets of affidavits filed by the Odisha Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating the case, stating […]

Odisha: Rairakhol SDMO In Vigilance Net For Accepting Bribe From Patient

Rairakhol: A sub-divisional Medical Officer (SDMO) was caught while accepting a bribe from a patient at the subdivision hospital here in Sambalpur district on Monday. The SDMO, Bipin Sahoo was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 5500 from the attendants of a patient. Sahoo allegedly demanded the illegal gratification for conducting an operation on the patient […]

Acid Attack Survivor
Love Knows No Bounds: Acid Attack Survivor, Pramodini Ties Knot With Boyfriend

Bhubaneswar: Even as the focus on Monday remained mostly on the celebrity wedding event at Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel in Rajasthan where Olywood matinee idols Sabyasachi and Archita tied the knot, thousands of miles away in Odisha one brave girl and her knight in shining armour scripted an epic love story that will be told […]

Maha Shivaratri Celebrations At Lingaraj Temple With Strict Covid Protocols This Year
Maha Shivaratri Celebrations At Lingaraj Temple With Strict Covid Protocols This Year, Know Details

Bhubaneswar: The Jagara Jatra (Maha Shivaratri) celebrations at the famous Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar will be held with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday held a preparatory meeting with the representatives of the sevayat groups and trust bodies of the 11th century shrine to discuss the festival arrangements in […]

Inside Sabyasachi Mishra and Archita Sahu Big Fat Destination Wedding

Ollywood’s power couple Sabyasachi Mishra and Archita Sahu tied the knot today in an intimate ceremony in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The wedding, which was held in The Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel (on Delhi-Jaipur highway), had a tight guest list attended by the couple’s close friends and family members. Odia screen’s favourite on-screen love birds Sabyasachi Mishra […]

After Petrol, Consumers Now Feel Pinch Of LPG Cylinder Price Hike

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no respite for consumers as the price of cooking gas has been hiked by Rs 25 across the country on Monday. The hike has now taken the price of a 14.2 kg household LPG cylinder to Rs 845.50. It is for the third consecutive time that the prices of LPG […]

Odisha: HC Grants Bail To Abhay Pathak, Son In Sky King Fraud Case
Odisha: HC Grants Bail To Abhay Pathak, Son In Sky King Fraud Case

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Monday granted bail to suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash in connection with a cheating case registered with the Kharvel Nagar Police station in Bhubaneswar. The court has asked the father-son due to furnish bail bond of Rs 2 lakh with two local solvent sureties […]

Govinda Tests Positive For Covid-19, Under Home Quarantine

Mumbai: Actor Govinda has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently under home quarantine. The actor said he is under able medical guidance. He tested positive on Sunday morning and…

Odisha To Sizzle Till May As Temperature Will Rise Above Normal: IMD

Bhubaneswar: Get ready for harsh sultry days as the maximum temperature in Odisha will be above normal for a long period of three months till May, predicts the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday. The probability forecast for maximum temperature issued for several sub-divisions of India issued by IMD indicates above normal maximum temperature in […]

Loot Bid
Odisha: Petrol Pump Staff Injured As Miscreants Fire To Loot Cash

Jajpur: Two employees of a petrol pump near Chhatia under Bairi police limits were injured after three bike-borne miscreants opened fire at them on Monday in a bid to loot money. As per reports, the shootout happened when two employees of the said petrol pump went out to deposit cash in the nearby bank. The […]