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Covid-19: Odisha Plans Vaccination Drive On Lines Of Poll Process

Bhubaneswar: With nation-wide anticipation building up over launching of Covid-19 vaccine possibly in the next few weeks, the Odisha Government has firmed up its blueprint for the mass vaccination that is expected to roll out with the onset of New Year. According to sources, the State government has planned to undertake the vaccination drive on […]

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Will Biju Patnaik's Iconic 'Battle Bird' Return To Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: The hope for return of Biju Patnaik’s iconic Dakota DC-3 aircraft is getting thinner with each passing day as the plane is dying a slow death outside Netaji Subash Bose International Airport in Kolkata even as Odisha government continues to chalk out plans to bring the epitome of the former Chief Minister’s heroism. The […]

After Puri Announcement, Demands Grow Louder For Reopening Of Other Temples

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) announced to reopen the 12th century shrine from December 23, the servitors of other temples across the State have intensified their demand to take similar step to reopen all other religious institutions with strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines. The SJTA has recommended the State […]

Bangladeshi National Held With Brown Sugar Worth Rs 4 Lakh In Balasore
Bangladeshi National Held With Brown Sugar Worth Rs 4 Lakh In Balasore

Balasore: Sahadevkhunta Police on Sunday seized 42 grams of brown sugar from in front of Balasore jail during a raid and arrested a peddler. During the raid, 42 gram brown sugar worth Rs 4 lakh and Rs 20,000 in cash were seized from the accused. The arrested person was identified as Sheikh Babu Khan, who […]

Child lifter thrashed
Odisha: Man Thrashed Over Suspicion Of Being Child Lifter In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: In an inhumane incident, a man was severely thrashed by angry mob over suspicion of being a child lifter at Mina Bazar in the district on Sunday. Upon being informed, police rushed to the spot and rescued the victim from the clutches of the angry villagers. According to reports, the youth, name of whom […]

1,700 Illegal Arms Seized In 6 Months, Says Delhi Police

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has launched a massive crackdown on the supply of illegal arms in the capital, and in the last six months only, has been able to apprehend over 2,400 persons and seize over 1,700 illegal arms and huge quantity of ammunition from their possession. Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava has also […]

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NDA Committed To Serve People Of Northeast, Says PM Modi

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the NDA is committed to serving the people of the northeast region of India. Greeting the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and other allies on the success of the elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam, Modi in a tweet said: “NDA is […]

Odisha Cabinet Meeting Today At 5, Key Proposals Likely To Get A Nod

Bhubaneswar: A meeting of the State Cabinet is scheduled to be held Monday evening. The meeting, which will be held via video conferencing at around 5 PM, will be chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The CM would be attending the virtual meeting from his residence, Naveen Niwas, while ministers of all departments are likely […]

COVID-19 Global Updates: Cases Surpass 72.2 Million, Deaths Exceed 1.61 Million

Washington: The total number of global COVID-19 cases has topped 72.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.61 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 72,201,716 and 1,611,758, respectively, in its latest […]

Odisha: Missing Minor Girl Found Dead Near Pond In Balasore
Odisha: Missing Minor Girl Found Dead Near Pond In Balasore

Balasore: The body of a minor girl, who had been reported missing since Friday, was found near a pond at Sundarkoili village under Baliapal police limits in the district on Monday morning. A complaint about the missing of the seven-year-old girl Bishnupriya alias Neuli was lodged by her family members at Baliapal Police Station yesterday […]

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Country Calling: Veterans In This Odisha Village Train Hundreds To Join Armed Forces

Dhenkanal: A soldier is a soldier, with or without uniform. Even years after hanging their boots following retirement from the Indian army, a group of seven ex-servicemen, led by veteran Sukant Kumar Parida continue to serve the motherland in a unique way. The group has now taken up the responsibility to train and prepare the […]

Odisha Govt In Dilemma Over Farmers’ Protest, Says Aparajita

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha Constituency and party’s national spokesperson Aparajita Sarangi on Monday slammed Odisha government over its ‘confused’ stand on the farmers’ agitation that has been continuing for last several days, demanding total repeal of the newly enacted Farm Laws. Sarangi, while speaking exclusively to OTV, said […]

Odisha Panchayat Samiti Member Arrested On Charge Of Raping Maharashtra Woman

Bhubaneswar: A Panchayat Samiti member in Odisha’s Ganjam district was arrested on Sunday on the charge of raping and defrauding a woman in Maharashtra, police said. A Maharashtra Police team with the help of Hinjili police arrested A Sudam, who is member of Kanchudu Panchayat Samiti in Hinjili block, following a complaint by the woman […]

IRCTC Clarifies About 'Outreach' To Punjab Farmers

New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Sunday clarified that it had not sent mails to any particular community, amid reports in a section of media that the government is reaching out to Sikh farmers via emails from the Railways arm. “It may be informed to all that the comments of […]

Covid cases
India’s COVID-19 Tally Nearing 1 Crore Mark, Death Toll Reaches 143355

New Delhi: India recorded 27,071 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours and 336 deaths that took the overall tally to 98,84,100 on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 98,84,100 with 27,071 infections being reported in a day. The death toll rose to 1,43,355 with […]