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News from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha .It is the biggest city and the main power corridor of Odisha. The city is famous for its ancient rich heritage especially its historic monumental temples. It is popularly known as the temple city. Because many temples built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple.

Hirakud Dam
Odisha Flood Update: Authorities open 40 gates at Hirakud to release excess flood water

In a major development, Odisha government on Tuesday decided to release excess flood water by opening more gates of Hirakud dam.

Yellow Warning For Heavy Rainfall
Low pressure update: Heavy rainfall to lash Odisha till Aug 21

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the fresh low pressure system is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas around August 18, 2022.

Latest Flood Update
Odisha Flood Update: Next 48 hours very crucial, says SRC

The SRC informed that embankment patrolling will be intenfised across 10 districts of the state.

Odisha Flood
Odisha Flood Update: Chief Minister puts Collectors of 10 districts on alert

CM Naveen Patnaik has directed officials to follow the state’s policy of ‘every life is precious’ while dealing with all possible disasters.

Traffic congestion in Bhubaneswar
Traffic congestion in Bhubaneswar: The problems and solutions

Smart city Bhubaneswar has been facing the problem of slow traffic; also, traffic holds up for quite sometime. We need to adopt more pragmatic and feasible measures to address the issues.

Prakruti Mishra
Prakruti Mishra releases new video, days after Babushaan controversy

Sharing a video on her Instagram page, Prakruti wrote, “Saare Jahan Se Acha. Happy Independence day to everyone. Jai Hind. #HarGharTiranga #IndependenceDay #India.”

Flood Threat
Odisha flood: Check water flow and danger level status in major rivers of state

Adding to the woes, IMD on Monday said a new low pressure is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal (BoB) around August 19. It is expected that several parts of the state will experience rainfall activities under the influence of the system.

Heavy Rainfall Alert
Another low pressure likely over BoB around August 19: IMD

Even though people in several parts of Odisha woke up to clear skies on Monday after more than a week of torrential rain and wet weather, a fresh low pressure area is knocking on the doors of the state again.

Efforts on to avoid major flood in Mahanadi; 8 gates of Hirakud closed

The Odisha government on Monday initiated measures to avoid a major flood in Mahanadi river by closing eight gates of Hirakud dam.

Daily Horoscope
Horoscope for August 16: Plan your day with these tips to stay away from troubles

Are you worried in life? Are you looking for some change and not getting answers how to start your day? Well, here’s how you can plan your day to stay away from troubles to some extent.

Rainfall to increase from August 17
Heavy rainfall likely on Aug 17 and 18 in Odisha; depression to weaken in 12 hours

IMD scientist Umashankar Das on Monday said that though the intensity of rainfall will come down in the next 48 hours, there is possibility of heavy rainfall activities for a period of two days starting from August 17, 2022.

Gold Price
Gold, Silver prices remain unchanged in Odisha, check rates in Twin City

For 23-carat, the price of 10 grams of yellow metal reached Rs 52,100 while the rate of 22-carat gold reached 51,000.

Horoscope for August 15 to 21: Salary hike for govt service holders, business profits for these zodiacs

Interested to know how the stars are aligned for you this week, check your horoscope readings on health to love life and career to business based on your zodiac signs.

PM Modi hoists National Flag at Red Fort
Independence Day 2022 LIVE Updates:PM Narendra Modi adds 'Jai Anusandhan' to Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan and Jai Vigyan

As India celebrates 75 years of Independence from over two centuries of oppression under the British Raj, the entire country comes together to celebrate

Students anxious over uncertain examination pattern
Odisha CHSE Plus 2 annual exam: Students anxious over uncertain examination pattern

However, this year the board is yet to make any official announcement regarding the examination pattern which has left the students and parents anxious.

Flood fury in Odisha
Odisha flood fury: Turbulent sea engulfs ancient temple in Satabhaya, crocodile scare in Boudh

Incessant rainfall activities have unleashed floodgates of worries for people in many parts of the State.

Hirakud dam releases flood water
Who is responsible for frequent floods in Mahanadi?

Meanwhile, Hirakud chief engineer Anand Chandra Sahu has demanded corrections in the rule curve of the reservoir. 

Red Warning For Heavy Rainfall
IMD issues red alert for heavy rainfall in Odisha districts; latest updates on depression

The well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal off North Odisha and West Bengal coasts concentrated into a depression

Medium Flood In Mahanadi
Medium-level flood in Mahanadi; peak flood water to pass through Mundali tomorrow

Odisha government on Sunday put the Collectors of several districts on alert in view of a medium-scale flood in Mahanadi and directed officials to carry out necessary evacuation and rehabilitation measures if required.

Independence Day Police Medals
Police Medals 2022: President’s medal for Twin City Police Commissioner, SP Saroj Mohapatra

A total of 1,082 Police personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the occasion of Independence Day 2022.

Low Pressure intensifies into depression
Low pressure over Bay intensifies into depression; Check IMD’s latest forecast

The well-marked low pressure area which concentrated over north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast intensified into a depression on Sunday.

Well Mark Low Pressure Area
Weather Update: Heavy rain alert for Cuttack and Bhubaneswar

The low pressure system had formed over north Bay of Bengal on Saturday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to concentrate into a depression.

Michael Patra
India to become largest financially prosperous country by 2060: RBI Deputy Governor Michael Patra

Attending Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav programme in Bhubaneswar, Patra said, “India will become the second largest economy in the world not by 2048 as predicted earlier, but by 2031.

Red Warning For Heavy Rainfall
Low pressure update: IMD issues red alert for heavy rainfall in Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued ‘Red Warning’ for heavy rainfall activities in different parts of the state for the next two days.

Hirakud Dam
Minor flood likely in Mahanadi, Baitarani breaches danger mark

A minor flood is likely in Mahanadi river provided heavy rainfall activities continue in upper catchment areas in Chhattisgarh and downstream in Odisha, said Engineer-in-chief, Water Resources Bijay Kumar Mishra on Saturday.

IIT Bhubaneswar Recruitment
IIT Bhubaneswar recruitment: Apply for JRF, research associate posts before last date

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar has issued an advertisement for the recruitment of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate.

Gold and silver prices increase, check rates of precious metals in Odisha

Similarly, the rate of 20, 18 and 14-carat gold remained at Rs 46100, Rs 41800 and Rs 33100, respectively. Pure Ginni (gold coin) is being traded at Rs 42,000 on Saturday.

Heavy Rainfall Alert
IMD issues alert for intense spell of rainfall in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an advisory regarding light to moderate rain/thunderstorm with one or two spells of intense (2-3cm/hour) rainfall in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Heavy Rainfall Alert
Low pressure forms over BoB, likely to intensify into depression by Aug 14: IMD

A fresh low pressure system has formed over north Bay of Bengal, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.

OSSC Recruitment
OSSC postones, reschedules several recruitment exams, check details

The Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) has postponed and rescheduled several recruitment examinations scheduled to be held this month.

Petrol, diesel prices today: Heres how much you need to pay per litre in different cities of Odisha
Fuel price updates on August 13: Check petrol, diesel rates at different places in Odisha

As per August 13 updates, petrol is being sold at Rs 103.47 and Rs 103.78 in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack respectively. On Saturday, while diesel price in Bhubaneswar is Rs 95.03, in Cuttack the fuel's rate is Rs 95.33.

Todays Panchang
Panchang for August 13: Read to know your Tithi, Rahu Kaal and auspicious timings

Zodiac sign plays a very crucial role in almost all aspects of our life. Every sign has its own set of characteristics. If you are eager to know about your wealth, investment plan and financial success, read the astrological predictions for August 13.

Horoscope for August 13: Stars forecast family troubles, injuries for these zodiacs

Eager to know what the stars hold for you in terms of your love life, career, and personal wellness today,  read on to know your astrological predictions as per your zodiac sign for August 13.

Abandoned Mobile Toilet In Bhubaneswar
Dust-biting mobile toilets expose Bhubaneswar civic body’s ‘Swachh’ intent

A look at the abandoned toilets at several places in the Smart City including AG square, Old Town and Jayadev Vihar and it dawns upon the onlookers that the authorities neither had any vision nor any willingness to maintain these valuable assets.

File Photo
Mood of the nation poll: PM Modi will come to power in 2024 again, Naveen top CM 

According to a survey- Mood of the Nation conducted by India Today and C-Voter, PM Modi’s popularity remains far ahead of his political rival. 

Jalaka river in Balasore
Incessant rain: Odisha authorities sound alert as rivers swell

Alerting the downstream areas, Sambalpur District Collector, Ananya Das said heavy rains at the upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi river have made the Hirakud reservoir receive a lot of water which is being released now through 20 gates.

Fuel price updates on August 12: Check petrol, diesel rates at different places in Odisha 
Fuel price updates on August 12: Check petrol, diesel rates at different places in Odisha 

As per August 12 updates, petrol is being sold at Rs 103.19 and Rs 103.59 in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack respectively. On Friday, while the diesel price in Bhubaneswar is Rs 94.76, in Cuttack the fuel's rate is Rs 95.14.

OJEE 2022
OJEE process of counselling deferred, check latest notification

As expected, the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) process of counselling has been deferred for the time being. Such a notification was issued by OJEE chairman on Thursday.

BPIA airport
Bhubaneswar Airport all set to get green and carbon-neutral status

The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) is all set to become a world-class green and carbon-neutral airport.

Heavy Rainfall Alert
Low pressure update: IMD predicts heavy rainfall, gusty surface wind off Odisha coast

The people of Odisha are now closely monitoring the weather updates as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted formation of another low pressure area around August 13, 2022.