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Lokayukta
Masks And PPE Kits Scam: Lokayukta Gives Odisha Govt Clean Chit, Petitioner To Move HC

Bhubaneswar: The Lokayukta on Friday gave clean chit to the Odisha government over the alleged scam in the procurement of masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits that rocked the State last year. A three-member bench of the Lokayukta didn’t find any irregularities in the procurement of mask and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits on […]

Odisha Govt Orders Judicial Probe Into 'Custodial Deaths'
Odisha: Speaker Adjourns Assembly As Congress MLAs Create Ruckus In Support Of Agitating Farmers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was adjourned on Friday as the opposition Congress members created a ruckus in the House in support of the agitating farmers across the country. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour at 10.30 am, the Congress members trooped into the well and shouted slogan opposing the farm laws […]

Crime
8 Rape, 4 Murder Cases Reported In Odisha Every Day In 2020

Bhubaneswar: As many as 8 rapes and 4 murder cases were registered in Odisha every day last year, according to the White Paper 2020 tabled in the state assembly on Friday. Total 1.34 lakh cognisable cases including 1,470 murder, 514 cases of dacoity, 2,166 loot, 4,500 burglary, 10,412 theft, 3,524 swindling, 2,059 rioting, 2,984 rape, […]

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‘Presence of Mutant Covid-19 Strains In Odisha Will Be Known In Two Days’

Bhubaneswar: The conclusions drawn in a State Bank of India (SBI) research report that the second wave of Covid-19 in India could last up to 100 days and peak in mid-April has certainly come as a major concern as daily cases are witnessing a steep rise in several States across the country including Odisha. Director, […]

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Op-Ed: Dry 2025! How Water Will Shape The Future Of Odisha

Extraction is both a boon and bane for Odisha. While mineral extraction has become the lifeline of the economy, water extraction is the death knell. Rental economy perpetrated by the mineral industry has created a huge void in the management of natural resources and water is most basic and most vital to our existence. There […]

Chargesheet Filing In Anjana Mishra Gang Rape Case Likely Soon
Chargesheet Filing In Anjana Mishra Gang Rape Case Likely Soon

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the 1999 sensational Anjana Mishra gang rape incident is likely to file chargesheet in the case soon. A two-member team of the central agency led by the investigation officer held discussion with Anjana at her residence today. After the talks which lasted for about 30 minutes, the […]

Driving License Tests Get Tougher, Know Details
Driving License Tests Get Tougher, Know Details

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Getting a driving license will now be tougher as those seeking the licences are required to pass a set of stringent skill tests that include reversing a vehicle with reasonable accuracy to qualify for it, the Centre informed the Parliament. The passing percentage in order to be eligible to get a driving licence […]

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Negative Covid-19 Report Must For Travellers Coming To Bhubaneswar Soon: BMC Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: The surge in Covid-19 cases, including a few from educational institutions, has now come as a major challenge for the authorities of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Though there has been a rise in the number of daily cases in the city, there has not been any local transmission, said BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary […]

BJD Picks Late Pradeep Maharathy's Son For Pipili Bypoll  
BJD Picks Late Pradeep Maharathy's Son For Pipili Bypoll  

Pipili: Putting all speculations to rest, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) picked Rudra Pratap Maharathy as the party candidate for the upcoming by-election to Pipili assembly constituency in Puri district. Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik chose Maharathy’s name for representing the party from the segment. Rudra Pratap is the son of veteran […]

Bijaya Panigrahi
Odisha Targets 1 Cr Total Vaccinations, 1.5 Lakh Per Day, Says Health Director

Bhubaneswar: With a resurgence in COVID cases across India, Odisha Health Department Director on Friday informed that the State has targeted to vaccinate a minimum of 1 Crore people, around 25% of the total population. Speaking to the media, Bijay Panigrahi, the Director of Odisha Health Department said that the State has already registered 20.95 […]

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STA Extends Validity Of Driving License, Fitness; No Extension For PUCC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Transport Authority (STA) on Friday extended validity of several crucial motor vehicle documents in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation. As per an official notification, the STA has extended validity of Registration Certificate (RC), fitness, permits, Driving License (DL), Learner’s License (LL), fancy number bookings and application for solatium fund till June […]

'Harassed' By Police In Abduction Case, Man Commits Suicide In Cuttack
'Harassed' By Police In Abduction Case, Man Commits Suicide In Cuttack

Salepur: A man committed suicide at Naiguan village under Mahanga block of Cuttack district after police allegedly dragged his name into a kidnapping case and harassed him. Kalakar Sahu hanged himself to a tree at a farmland near his house. Sahu’s family members alleged that he took the extreme step after being mentally and physically […]

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Heat Wave Warning For 3 Odisha Districts; Rain, Thunderstorm Relief For Some Till March 30

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued heat wave alert for three Odisha districts- Khordha, Cuttack and Nayagarh. As per the latest weather bulletin of the IMD, these districts will experience heat wave conditions in the next 48 hours (till March 28). The weather forecasting agency has issued ‘Yellow warning’ in this regard. […]

National Para Athletic Championships
National Para Athletics: It's Raining Gold For Odisha's Jayanti Behera

Bengaluru: Following her gold winning performance in the 400 metres sprint on Thursday, ace para-athlete Jayanti Behera from Odisha bagged two more gold medals on Friday in the National Para Athletic Championship at Bengaluru. Behera secured gold in the 200 metres sprint by finishing it in 26.49 seconds. She again went on to win the […]

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Odisha Heat Wave Alert: 'April-May Will Breathe Fire, June To Pour Cold Water'

Bhubaneswar: The weather will breathe fire over Odisha during the coming summer months of April – May. A respite from the red hot mercury will be in sight right in the month of June only when the skies will pour over the cold water. Such is the forecast regarding the weather outlook for Odisha during […]

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