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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 […]

Mindless! Bhubaneswar MP Slams Odisha Govt's Heritage Development, Calls It 'Heritage Destruction'
Mindless! Bhubaneswar MP Slams Odisha Govt's Heritage Development, Calls It 'Heritage Destruction'

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Monday questioned demolition of ancient mutts and other heritage structures near Lingaraj temple by the Odisha government in the name of beautification of the shrine. Sarangi today visited the excavation sites near Lingaraj temple on the invitation of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). “ASI and Sevayats informed that […]

Opposition Dubs Odisha Govt's OBC Survey Move As Vote Bank Politics

Bhubaneswar: As the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes (OSCBC) is all set to conduct a survey on the social and educational conditions of people belonging to the community from May 1, the Opposition on Monday termed the government’s move as vote bank politics. The OBC commission chairperson Justice Raghunath Biswal held a meeting at […]

Watch: 4-Year-Old Climbs Atop Mobile Tower In Odisha, Rescued

Cuttack: Averting a major mishap, the fire fighters of Adaspur rescued a four-year-old boy from a mobile tower after a grueling operation that lasted for nearly an hour on Monday. As per reports, a cellular tower located at Patasundarpur village under Cuttack’s Kantapada block turned to be the centre of attention for hundreds of locals […]

PM-KISAN: Dharmendra Pradhan Urges Odisha CM To Ensure All Registered Farmers Get Benefits
PM-KISAN: Dharmendra Pradhan Urges Odisha CM To Ensure All Registered Farmers Get Benefits

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said many farmers in Odisha are unable to get financial assistance under the PM-KISAN scheme due to non-compliance of procedural requirements and sought the personal intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in this regard. “Percentage of farmers receiving the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) […]

Odisha: Over 10 Injured As Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus Overturns In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: At least ten passengers were injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned near Khumbaruni in Mahakalpara in the district. Carrying over 50 persons, the bus was reportedly en-route to Bhubaneswar from Kendrapara when the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle near Khumbaruni resulting in the mishap. Meanwhile, the injured […]

Vaccination at Kotia
Odisha Holds Covid-19 Vaccination Drive In Kotia, Andhra Distributes Old Age Pension

Jeypore: In a bid to encourage the tribal residents in disputed Kotia villages, Koraput district administration has conducted a vaccination drive against Covid-19 in the controversial regions on Monday. Odisha government, which had set a target to administer the vaccine to as many as 100 elderly citizens including people with comorbidities, however has crossed target […]

Kuakhai bridge
Public Movement On Old Kuakhai Bridge Restricted For Repair Works

Bhubaneswar: Vehicular movement on the old bridge over Kuakhai River on NH-16 connecting Cuttack-Bhubaneswar has been restricted to facilitate repair work. The Commissionerate Police has informed commuters that the repair work will begin from today and will continue till May 2. During the period of two months, public and vehicular movements will not be allowed, […]

COVID-19: Sambalpur University Issues Stern Guidelines For PG, M.Phil Hostel Inmates

Burla: In view of the rising COVID-19 positive cases in the district, the Sambalpur University has issued strict guidelines for students staying in the varsity hostels. In a letter to all the superintendents and assistant superintendents of all the P G and M. Phil boys and ladies hostels, Warden B Satpathy advised to take precautionary […]

COVID 19: SBI Main Branch In Bhubaneswar Sealed For 48 Hrs After Employees Test Positive

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed the Main Branch of State Bank of India in the city for two days after seven of its employees came out COVID-19…

Cattle-laden vehicle seized
Odisha: 40 Cattle Rescued, Two Vehicles Seized In Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Police on Tuesday seized two vehicles allegedly transporting cattle in an illegal manner on NH-16 near Gelapur square under Rural police station in the district. Two pick-up vans laden with cattle were intercepted by the members of a local social organisation while two other vans allegedly engaged in the illegal trade have fled. On […]

Fake Notes Worth Rs 7.9 Crore Seized In Odisha, 3 Detained

Koraput: Police on Tuesday seized counterfeit currency notes with a face value of Rs 7.90 crore at Sunki outpost under Pottangi police limits in the district. Patangi police reportedly seized the counterfeit currency notes when it was being transported to Chhattisgarh in a car by three persons. Police have detained the three persons in connection […]

Faulty Kits Rendered 25 Students Of VSSUT Test Covid-19 Positive, Says Odisha ACS Health

Sambalpur: Days after reports hit the headlines that 25 students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla tested positive for COVID-19, additional chief secretary (Health) Pradipta Mohapatra on Tuesday said that the positive reports came due to faulty coronavirus testing kits. He informed that no students of the varsity are positive because […]

Covid-19 Second Wave: “Odisha May See Day-time Curfew Soon”

Bhubaneswar: With Covid-19 cases showing an upsurge every day, the Odisha government is contemplating to impose day time curfew as a precautionary measure to stop the rapid transmission of the…

Jeweler's house looted
Youth Loots Ornaments, Cash From Jeweler’s House In Filmy-Style Heist

Malkangiri: In a robbery straight out of a movie script, a youth allegedly looted gold ornaments worth Rs 35 lakh and cash of Rs 2 lakh from a house by feeding the house owner and his family members sweets laced with intoxicants at Bibiguda colony in the district headquarters town on Monday night. The house […]