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Khordha district has carved out of the former Puri District on 1st April, 1993. Despite repeated onslaughts from Maratha and Muslim cavalry, it managed to maintain the glory of its independence of royal fort till 1803. Therefore, the Royal Fort is spelt with reverence as “Khordhagada” and is referred as the “last independent fort” which remained free from the clutches of East India Company for a long period (from 1757, the Battle of Plassey after which the East India Company established company rule in Bengal till 1803).This resistance movement of Odias was recorded by the British historians as “Paik Rebellion”, which was in fact, the first Independence war of India. It originated in Khordha soil and spread to other parts of Odisha in 1817 much prior to the outbreak of the historical Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.Khordha is famous for Kora khai which is traditional Odia food offered to Lord Lingraj (Shiva) as Prasad.

BMC To Add Hospital Beds As Covid-19 Cases Surge In Bhubaneswar
Odisha: BMC To Add Hospital Beds As Covid-19 Cases Surge In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With the spurt in Covid-19 cases in the Capital City of Odisha which has triggered fears of a second wave infection, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday decided…

Skeleton In Seized Car: NHRC Asks Odisha DGP To Take Action In 8 Weeks
Skeleton In Seized Car: NHRC Asks Odisha DGP To Take Action In 8 Weeks

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha to take appropriate action within eight weeks in a case related to…

COVID 19: SBI Main Branch In Bhubaneswar Sealed For 48 Hrs After Employees Test Positive

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed the Main Branch of State Bank of India in the city for two days after seven of its employees came out COVID-19…

Speaker Responsible For Unpleasant Situation In Odisha Assembly: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Making the Speaker of Odisha Assembly, Surjya Narayan Patro responsible for the unpleasant situation in the House that saw hurling of slippers at the Speaker’s podium and the subsequent…

Covid-19 Odisha Latest Update: 452 Fresh Cases Reported In 24 Hours, Khordha Sees Maximum
Covid-19 Odisha Latest Update: 452 Fresh Cases Reported In 24 Hours, Khordha Sees Maximum

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 cases remained over 400 in Odisha for the second straight day on Saturday with as many as 452 testing positive for the infection in the last 24 hours. The State had reported 461 new cases on Friday. Of the new cases detected from 28 districts of the State, 267 were reported from […]

Utkal University Convocation: Caution & Jubilation Ahead Of VP's Visit

Bhubaneswar: The Utkal University which will be observing its 50th Convocation on Saturday, April 3, 2021, has started conducting RT-PCR tests of its faculty members, students and employees ahead of Vice-President’s visit to the varsity for the occasion. As per reports, keeping the prevailing surge in COVID cases in the State in mind, the University […]

11-Year-Old Escapes Abduction Bid In Bhubaneswar
11-Year-Old Escapes Abduction Bid In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: An 11-year-old boy narrowly escaped an abduction attempt by some miscreants in the Capital City on March 30 last month. The matter came to the fore after the parents of the minor boy submitted CCTV footage of the kidnapping incident at the Infocity Police Station on Thursday. As per reports, the boy, a resident […]

Two Injured In Bomb Attack In Bhubaneswar, Past Enmity Suspected

Bhubaneswar: At least two persons were injured after unidentified miscreants hurled bomb in Azad Nagar area of Sunderpada under Air Field Police jurisdiction in the capital city on Thursday. As per reports, apart from hurling bomb in the area, the miscreants also attacked a youth with sharp weapon leaving him critically injured. Though the exact […]

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Signages In Odia Mandatory In Khordha From Today

Khordha: With Odisha marking the 85th year of its formation as an independent State on Thursday, the district administration of Khordha announced to make Odia language mandatory on all signboards at all commercial establishments and shops from today. It was decided at a preparatory meeting for Utkal Divas. “We have decided to make the Odia […]

At 44.2 Deg C Bhubaneswar Hottest In Odisha, Mercury Breaches 73 Year Record
At 44.2 Deg C Bhubaneswar Hottest In Odisha, Mercury Breaches 73 Year Record

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar broke a 73 year record when the maximum temperature went up to 44.2 degree Celsius on Wednesday, the highest recorded temperature for the month of March ever since its formation as the State Capital in 1948. The Temple City was the hottest place in the State as well. The previously recorded maximum temperature […]

Odisha: Girl Attempts Suicide In Bhubaneswar On Holi, Hospitalised

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a young girl attempted to commit suicide by cutting her wrist near busy Master Canteen Square in the Smart City on the occasion of Holi. The girl, whose identity is yet to be established, cut her wrist with a blade. She is undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital. According to […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: Odisha Reports 208 Fresh Cases, 1 Death In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 cases surged further in Odisha on Monday when 208 persons tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, informed the State I&PR Department. The State also reported one death with the demise of a 35 years old male Covid positive patient of Kalahandi district. He was also suffering from diabetic keto-acidosis […]

Nandankanan Welcomes New Guests, White Tigress Bijaya Delivers 3 Cubs

Bhubaneswar: Spreading bouts of happiness for wildlife lovers, white tigress Bijaya gave birth to three cubs on Sunday at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar. As per the information provided by the zoo authorities, Bijaya delivered one cub in the morning and then delivered two more cubs in the afternoon. Nandankanan now has a total […]

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Pipili Bypolls: Delay In Congress' Candidate Announcement Sends Wrong Message, Says Suresh Routray

Bhubaneswar: Targeting his own party, Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Sunday said, inordinate delay in party’s candidate announcement for the impending bypolls of Pipili, is sending a wrong signal to the public. And the sooner they decide upon a name is better for the party. “We have sent five names to party’s central leadership in […]

Woman Poisons Three Children, Two Succumb In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, two siblings died on Sunday after their mother allegedly made all three children consume poison and also drank it herself in an attempt to kill self in Mendhashala under Chandaka Police limits on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. While two children (aged 2 and 3 years both male) died under treatment […]

Odisha: Sambit Patra Keeps Promise, Helps Poor Filarial Patient From Chilika

Khordha: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra played saviour to a man afflicted with filaria (elephantiasis) by personally admitting him to the AIIMS at Bhubanmeswar) for treatment as he had promised earlier. Patra was spotted carrying the filarial patient, identified as Santosh Barik of Ankula village from Chilika, by himself in an ambulance before admitting him […]

Odisha MP Aparajita Raises Home Guard Allowance Issue In Parliament

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: BJP MP from Bhubaneswar Aparajita Sarangi on Wednesday requested the Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss with Odisha Government for complying with the High Court order on the allowance of Home guards and address their long-standing demands. Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, Sarangi said the Supreme Court in March, 2015 had […]

High Drama In Bhubaneswar As Police Couple Registers FIRs Against Each Other

Bhubaneswar: High drama unfolded in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday when a police constable couple lodged FIRs against each other at Air Field Police Station in the Capital City. As per reports, a woman constable lodged compliant at the police station in Bhubaneswar alleging that her husband has an extra-marital affair and he thrashed her over the […]

972 Jewelry Shops Slapped Over Rs 16 lakh Fine For Cheating Customers In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A total of 972 jewelry shops in Odisha were slapped with around Rs 16.45 lakh fine by the State Excise department in the last three years for cheating customers while weighing the precious yellow metal. Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain informed the Odisha Legislative Assembly on Wednesday that these jewelry […]

Odisha: Group Clash Leaves 12 Injured In Khordha

Khordha: A bloody clash broke out between two groups of people at Damanabhuin village under Jankia Police limits in Khordha district on Sunday night. As many as 12 people from both the sides have sustained grievous injuries in the clash. “Two groups clashed with stone pelting and hurling of bombs over past enmity. As many […]

Recovery Of Skeleton From Seized Car: Police Release Deceased's Sketch

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Friday released the preliminary sketch of the deceased woman whose skeletal remains were recovered from a seized vehicle on the premises of Janla Police outpost on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The sketch has been prepared by a team of experts from Bengaluru, using which the police will try to ascertain […]

Watch: 'Sin Politics Plays Out During BJP's Siege Of Naveen Niwas'

Bhubaneswar: On the sidelines of the high drama that unfolded in front of the Odisha Assembly on Thursday when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators marched towards Naveen Niwas ‘in search of’ CM Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Panchayati Raj Minister, Pratap Jena made a caustic remark which did not go down well with fellow Opposition legislators. Making […]

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Odisha: Pregnant Newly-wed Dies, Kin Allege Murder By In-Laws

Bhubaneswar: A pregnant newly-wed woman from Balianta area on outskirts of Bhubaneswar died under suspicious circumstances at the Capital Hospital on Tuesday night. The family members of the deceased woman have alleged that she had been killed by her in-laws over dowry. The deceased, identified as Suchismita Sahu, was five months pregnant at the time […]

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Woman's Skeleton In Seized Vehicle: Odisha Women Commission Seeks Report From Police

Bhubaneswar: Following the recovery of a woman’s skeleton from a seized vehicle parked at Janla Police Station on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, the Odisha State Commission for Women (OSCW) on Tuesday sought an investigation report from the Commissionerate Police within a month. Taking cognizance of the seriousness of the case, OSCW chairperson Minati Behera said, […]

Odisha: Wildfire Rages Near Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Amid growing concerns over the wildfire that devoured large tracts of forest in Similipal biosphere reserve in Mayurbhanj recently, another wildfire has been reported in the Bagharakholo forest near Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary on Tuesday. As per reports, the fire is spreading fast towards the protected area of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of […]