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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.

Gold Bangles
Metal prices up; check gold, silver rates in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack

Gold is being traded at Rs 5100 per gram (GST 995) and at Rs 5110 (Cash 995) in Cuttack.

Tracking device, panic buttons mandatory
Tracking device, panic buttons mandatory for vehicles from March 2023

Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) device and panic buttons will be installed in buses and other public transport vehicles, source said.

state-secretariat
Babus in Odisha throw property details filing mandate to winds! 

In 2020, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had in a tweet announced zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and said property details of public servants and elected representatives will be made public.   

1st Arindam Das Memorial Scholarship awarded to Amlan Nanda
Amlan Nanda gets 1st Arindam Das Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was instituted by OTV in memory of its late journalist Arindam Das who lost his life while covering the rescue operation of an elephant stuck in Mahanadi river at Mundali barrage last year.

Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh
Bhubaneswar DCP cautions people from cyber frauds, releases video advisory

Online transactions multiply manifold during the festive season beginning from Ganesh Puja through Dussehra, Diwali till the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Raju Srivastava’s Odisha connection
Raju Srivastava’s Odisha connection

Raju got recognition after he used to mimic and act like megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Mo Bus Number-19 In Bhubaneswar
Pickpocket menace in ‘Mo Bus’: Rs 15K stolen from cancer patient

A pickpocket looted Rs 15,000 he was carrying in his pocket between Acharya Vihar and Vani Vihar square. Gouda immediately alerted the ‘Mo Bus’ guide who stopped the bus at Rasulgarh square and informed the police.

NMA issues 'No Objection' for several projects in Bhubaneswar and Konark with riders
National monument body's NOCs to many projects in Bhubaneswar, Konark

The member secretary of NMA directed that the works may be executed under the supervision of ASI to mitigate any adverse impact to the protected monuments. 

High Security Registration Plate
HSRP deadline nears; long waiting period, hefty fine fear compound trouble

The deadline for affixation of HSRP on the old vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019, carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 1, 2, 3 and 4, is going to end on September 30. With just a few days left before the deadline, the number of online applications for HSRP has witnessed a steep rise in the State.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar
First successful kidney transplant surgery performed at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

As per an AIIMS press release, the donor- recipient duo of father and son is doing fine, and the transplanted kidney is functioning well with a good urine output and normal blood creatinine levels.

Odisha LoP Jayanarayan Mishra
We are fertilizing political ground, will reap benefits in 2024: Jayanarayan Mishra

Drawing comparison with farming, he said, “BJP has been preparing its ground in Odisha since long. We initially sowed the seeds and watered the ground. We are currently in a stage where we are fertilizing the ground. The crop will be ready for reaping in 2024.”

OSSC Releases Exam Schedule For Month Of March 2022
OSSC jobs 2022: Apply for over 60 junior lab assistants, check details

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the posts by visiting the official website of the commission—www.ossc.gov.in from 26 September 2022.

Orange Warning For Heavy Rainfall
Low pressure update: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in 7 Odisha districts in 24 hours

IMD has issued an ‘orange warning’ for heavy to very heavy rainfall in seven districts of Odisha.

Raj Mohan Senapati, who was beaten to death by elder brother
Man beats younger brother to death for neglecting studies in Bhubaneswar

The deceased has been identified as Raj Mohan Senapati while the accused Biswa Mohan is said to be an MBA degree holder.

+2 Class to start from September 22
Plus 2 first year classes in Odisha to start from Sept 22: Minister

According to School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash, already around 3.5 lakh students have taken admissions in Class 11 this year.

Commissionerate Police launches WhatsApp number to curb extortion, street crime
Commissionerate Police launches WhatsApp number to curb extortion, street crime

Police, on a tip-off, carried out raids at Saliasahi slum and destroyed multiple barrels of country liquor.

Odisha Hikes DA for state govt employees
Odisha govt’s DA hike to benefit these employees; find out details

The decision to increase the dearness allowance by three per cent to 34 per cent from existing 31 per cent has been taken after considering the overall financial resources and fiscal target stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005.

Low Pressure Update
Low pressure update: IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Odisha districts

The Southwest monsoon has been active over Odisha and already several parts of the state have experienced widespread to moderate rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Centre to slap fine on States for delaying PMAY
Centre to slap fine on States for delaying PMAY

Similarly, if the first instalment gets delayed for more than seven days from the date of sanction, then the State governments have to pay Rs 10 as fine per house.

ASI issues letter to Chief Administrator of Puri Srimandir for opening of Ratna Bhandar
Srimandir Ratna Bhandar's reopening demand grows louder

During the last inspection it was found that there was over 1280 kg gold jewellery in the treasure house. If Ratna Bhandar could be opened in 1980s, what is stopping the BJD government to open it now, the BJP leader questioned.

Bharat Jodo Yatra from October 31 in Odisha
Bharat Jodo Yatra in Odisha from Oct 31; BJD-BJP two sides of a coin, alleges Congress

The states where the yatra is not passing, including Odisha, will also be connected informed senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday during a press conference in Bhubaneswar.

PC & PNDT Act
Illegal sex determination: Informers to get cash reward in three installments

A cash reward of Rs 25,000 will be provided to such informants in three installments under the Informer’s Incentive Scheme for effective implementation of the provisions of PC & PNDT Act.1994.

Legends League Cricket
Legends League Cricket at Barabati stadium: Check match details, ticket sale and other details

Preparations have gained momentum for the matches of Legends League Cricket (LLC) to be played at the historic Barabati stadium in Cuttack.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha
Cyclonic circulation: Rain lashes several parts of Odisha, low pressure soon

Under the influence of the anticipated low pressure area and strong monsoon current, squally weather with gusty surface wind speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph is likely over deep sea area of west-central adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal on September 20

Police to demolish Chandu murder accused’s house
Police demolish Chandu murder accused’s house

Ranju and Kanha had fled the scene after committing the crime. They were planning to leave for Kerala when police arrested them from Tara Singh area of Ganjam. 

Cyclonic Circulation Forms
Cyclonic circulation forms, low pressure by Sept 20: IMD

A low pressure is likely to develop under its influence over westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal around September 20.

COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar reports 34 new Covid-19 cases, active cases tally at 693; 1198 deaths so far

As per the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), 34 new cases were detected in the Smart city on Friday taking the active cases to 693

Loot in Mo Bus
Mobile phones loot from 'Mo Bus' passengers in Bhubaneswar brews resentment

These types of stealing are happening almost every day and now, people are fearing to board Mo Bus. "There are CCTV installed in the buses but such incidents continue to happen. The authorities concerned should take the matter seriously in the interest of the passengers," he added.

Cyber crime on rise: Three duped of Rs 10 lakh in twin cities
Cyber crime on rise: 3 duped of Rs 10 lakh in twin cities

A teacher came across a fake company named KPP Mall Dot Com which assured commission and reward on buying things from the site.

Kishore Bhaina Mutton Hotel demolished for breaching norms
Kishore Bhaina Mutton Hotel demolished for breaching norms

The BMC authorities cancelled food registration of the hotel and sealed the outlet for 48 hours. A day after it was sealed, the hotel authorities again opened the outlet on Thursday.

Low Pressure Likely Over BoB
Another low pressure likely around Sept 20; check IMD's forecast for Odisha

As per the forecast, the system is likely to trigger rainfall in several parts of south Odisha on September 18 and other parts of the state on September 19.

Fuel price updates: Check petrol, diesel rates at different places in Odisha on Sept 3
Know petrol and diesel prices in Odisha on September 16

In Capital Bhubaneswar, petrol and diesel are being sold at Rs 103.19 and Rs 94.76 respectively, while the rate of fuel is Rs 103.28 for petrol and Rs 94.84 for diesel in Cuttack.

Panchang for Sep 3: Know auspicious and unfavourable timings of the day
Panchang for Sept 16: Read to know auspicious, unfavourable timings

Know details about the auspicious and inauspicious timings of September 16 and more about the day

Bhubaneswar fast turning into narcotics hub; here's why 
Bhubaneswar fast turning into narcotics hub; here's why 

The revelation in Chandu murder case served as a wake-up call to the police who, considering the festive season ahead, tightened their noose around drug mafia and arrested five drug mafia in 24 hours.

BMC conducts raids on food stalls, eateries; seals 4 for violating norms 
BMC conducts raids on food stalls, eateries; seals 4 for violating norms

The sealed food stalls include ‘Burger King’, ‘Sarala Sweets’, ‘Cafe Odisha’ and ‘Jayguru Omfed Stall’, all located at Patia area. 

Commissionerate Police
No to extortion: 33 anti-socials nabbed in Bhubaneswar

The Commissionerate Police has also collected a fine of over 60 lakh so far from various offenders on the charges of consuming liquor at public places in Bhubaneswar.

Rain Lashes Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar experiences brief rain, respite from heat

The people of Bhubaneswar got a much-needed respite after rain lashed the Smart city on Thursday evening.

Rainfall Alert
Upper air cyclonic circulation over BoB this week; heavy rainfall likely in Odisha

An upper air cyclonic circulation is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal around September 18, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday.

Mobile Phone Charging
Avoid mobile phone charging at public places: Odisha Police

Odisha Police has recently issued an advisory urging people not to charge mobile phones at public places like mobile charging station, USB power station, among others.

IAF conducts full dress rehearsal ahead of Suryakiran Airshow in Bhubaneswar
IAF conducts full dress rehearsal ahead of Suryakiran Airshow in Bhubaneswar

Today, the IAF team carried out mapping and checked the ground features so that spectators can witness and enjoy it fully.

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