News from Odisha

ICC Reschedules 2023 Men's World Cup Qualifying Matches

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the 20 rescheduled series in the pathway to the 2023 World Cup and the dates for the World Cup Qualifier. All Covid-19 affected series which were postponed in 2020 have been rescheduled in a new look calendar extending to 2023, with the World Cup Qualifier confirmed to […]

Salman Khan To Cancel His Grand Birthday Celebration This Time! Know Why

For the Sallu fans, Salman Khan’s birthday is no less than a festival. Every year, from fans to Bollywood stars, everyone showers wishes on him on his birthday. Salman celebrates his birthday with grandeur by inviting the industry’s who’s who. His birthday party is one of the biggest events of the industry from telly actors […]

Eight Years Of Nirbhaya: Rape Conviction Rate Remains Abysmal In India

New Delhi: Eight years after the Nirbhaya case of gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapy student shook the conscience of the nation and led to hanging of four rapists earlier this year, the conviction rate in rape cases still remains abysmal despite stringent anti-rape laws in place. As per the recent National Crime Records Bureau […]

OPPO A15s Launched In India; Know Price & Colour Variants

New Delhi: Smartphone maker OPPO on Wednesday launched a new A-series smartphone ‘OPPO A15s’ for Rs 11,490 in India. According to the company, the smartphone will be available across all mainline retail channels and Amazon starting December 21 in three vibrant colour variants – dynamic black, fancy white as well as rainbow silver. The smartphone […]

Odisha Demands 7.87 Lakh Houses Under PMAY For 14 Fani-Hit Districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged the Prime Minister to provide shelter to all eligible households in the State under Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY). In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Patnaik demanded 7.87 lakh pucca houses in 14 districts which were battered by extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’ in May 2019. […]

India To Host Global Film Summit In 2021

New Delhi: India will host a Global Media and Film Summit next year and it will also set up a special pavilion at Cannes in 2022 on the occasion of Cannes Film Festival’s 75 years celebrations, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. Javadekar made the announcement while addressing the CII Big […]

Assam BJP In-Charge Baijayant Panda Reaches Guwahati For Party Programmes

Guwahati: The new in-charge (Prabhari) of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Assam unit, Baijayant Panda was accorded a hearty welcome by party leaders and workers soon after his arrival at Lokpriya Gopinath Borodoloi International Airport in Guwahati on Wednesday. He was accompanied by the deputy in-charge Pawan Sharma. Both the leaders were greeted by BJP Assam President […]

Top Liquor Brand Seagram's Blenders Pride Bags 3 International Awards

New Delhi: Seagram’s Blenders Pride, an Indian whisky by Pernod Richard, has won three of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions — Gold Award at Monde Selection 2020, Gold Medal at The Fifty Best, and Bronze Medal at London Spirits Competition 2020. Monde Selection is the only quality institute in the world to offer a […]

Bidyashree, Wife Of Social Activist Aditya Das Attempts Suicide, Critical

Bhubaneswar: Bidyashree Das, wife of late motivational speaker and social activist Aditya Das, on Wednesday allegedly attempted to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills. She has been admitted to Cuttack SCB Hospital in a critical condition. Bidyashree reportedly consumed 41 sleeping tablets and went live on Facebook stating she was suffering from depression as she […]

PMAY Scam: Allegations Of Massive Irregularities Resurface In Odisha

Keonjhar: Large-scale corruption in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) resurfaced in Odisha with another such allegation of irregularities in the central housing scheme being reported from Raghunathpur village under Sadar block in the district. As per the allegations, PMAY funds of 11 beneficiaries have been embezzled. Taking the advantage of the innocence of the villagers, […]

BJP Slams Odisha Govt For Delay In Construction Of Medical Colleges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit out at BJD-led State government over delay in taking up the construction of the proposed medical colleges in State. Coming down heavily on Odisha Government, BJP State general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar said the construction of medical colleges in State has got delayed only […]

Govt Proposes IT Profiling To Nab Fraudsters Claiming Fake GST Credits
Odisha's Rourkela Turning Into GST Fraud Hub

Rourkela: GST frauds are going on unabated in Rourkela with instances of evasion of taxes to the tune of hundreds of crores being reported on a regular basis from the Steel City. A day after a vegetable vendor of Koel Nagar area was served notice for over Rs 100 crore tax fraud, a person was […]

S Muralidhar To Be Next Chief Justice Of Orissa HC, Justice Mohammad Rafiq Transferred To MP

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of justice S Muralidhar as the next Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. Muralidhar is currently posted at the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Justice Muralidhar, whose parent High Court is Delhi, was transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court in February 2020 where he is currently […]

Cybercriminals Lure Indians With Microsoft Letter Promising Rs 3.3 Cr

New Delhi: Just when Hackers are busy duping people through sophisticated hacking techniques in the pandemic, some users in India have reported receiving a letter in their emails, promising $450,000 (nearly Rs 3.3 crore) from “Microsoft” for being winner of the “Microsoft Relief Grant and Support Initiative”. This letter, which bears the name of Microsoft […]

India Unveils Logo For Its Bid To Host 2027 AFC Asian Cup

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday unveiled the logo for its bid to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup, and the campaign slogan, ‘Brighter Future Together’. India is among five countries bidding for the tournament along with Asian champions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Uzbekistan. “Hosting Asia’s biggest football event, the […]