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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.

Cow Sell
Wanted To Sell Cow, Odisha Youth Duped Of Rs 1 Lakh By Cyber Fraudster

Bhubaneswar: A youth in Bhubaneswar was allegedly duped of Rs 1 lakh by a cyber fraudster while trying to sell his cow online. The complainant, Debasis Sahu had put up an advertisement on the online marketplace app when the scamster posing as a potential buyer duped him. As per reports, Sahu had put up the […]

barunei-fire
Forest Fire In Odisha: Now Khordha's Barunei Hill Forest Is Burning

Khordha: After Similipal tiger reserve, the Barunei hill forest in Khordha district is under the grip of flames. As per reports, a massive fire broke out in the forest late last night from the Gada Khordha side and spread to other parts of the forest. While the forest department claims that the forest fire in […]

Self Immolation
Odisha: OUAT Forestry Students Threaten Self Immolation At State Assembly

Bhubaneswar: On the 19th day of their strike on Friday, students pursuing B.sc Forestry courses at the Odisha University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT) threatened to immolate themselves at the Odisha Assembly over educational qualification criteria for selection into different posts under the Odisha Forest Service (OFS). The protest has spread to the lower PMG square […]

Hundreds of BJP workers from Bhubaneswar district unit took out a rally in the capital city on Friday protesting the steep hike in the holding tax and demanded its revocation within a month.
Odisha: BJP Gives One Month Ultimatum To BMC For Roll Back On Holding Tax

Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of BJP workers from Bhubaneswar district unit took out a rally in the capital city on Friday protesting the steep hike in the holding tax and demanded its revocation within a month. The saffron party workers took out a massive procession from Mausi Maa Square to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) office and submitted […]

Biju Yuva Vahini Wrapped Up! No Budgetary Allocation For 2021-22 Fiscal By Odisha Govt
Biju Yuva Vahini Wrapped Up! No Budgetary Allocation For 2021-22 Fiscal By Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Biju Yuva Bahini (BYV) is no longer functioning in the State and no budgetary allocation has been made for it in 2021-22 fiscal, informed Minister Tusharkanti Behera in Odisha Assembly on Friday. The Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, and Sports & Youth Services today clarified that presently no welfare activities are being undertaken […]

Mahadipa
Odisha: Mahadipa Lifted Atop Lingaraj Temple, Devotees Break Maha Shivratri Fast

Bhubaneswar: Devotees in Odisha broke their Maha Shivratri fast after the Mahadipa was raised atop Lingaraj temple ahead of the scheduled time (10 PM) on Thursday. Devotees broke their day-long fast after witnessing the raising of the Mahadipa atop the temple. The Jagara Jatra was celebrated across Shiva shrines in Odisha amid strict Covid-19 restrictions. […]

Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation
Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation

Bhubaneswar: Alarmed over the wildfire devouring large tracts of forests in the Similipal biosphere reserve, a senior member of the three-member Central team arrived in Bhubaneswar on Thursday to assist the Odisha government in containing the unprecedented devastation in the National Park. Amit Mallick, Inspector General of Forests(IGF) of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) reached […]

Lingaraj Temple Servitorso Covid-19 Test Ahead Of Maha Shivratri
Lingaraj Temple Servitors, Police To Undergo Covid-19 Test Ahead Of Maha Shivratri

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 test of Lingaraj Temple servitors and police personnel will be conducted from today ahead of Maha Shivaratri on March 11. A decision in this regard was taken during a coordination meeting held yesterday to chalk out plans for the smooth conduct of much-awaited ritual of Lord Shiva with all Covid-19 restrictions in place. […]

Coronavirus
Erroneous COVID Test: Rourkela Doc's Original Sample Result Comes Out Negative At RMRC

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the doubts engulfing the efficacy of COVID vaccines, the original blood sample of Dr. S Suleiman, who was tested positive for COVID-19 through RT-PCR test at IGH Rourkela last month even after receiving two doses of Covishield vaccines, came out negative at Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) on Sunday. The negative result came […]

Bhubaneswar
Snatchers On Prowl In Bhubaneswar! Woman Looted Of Gold Chain By Armed Miscreants

Bhubaneswar: Throwing a direct challenge to the Commissionerate Police, two bike borne miscreants armed with sharp weapons allegedly snatched gold chain from a woman in Bhubaneswar while she was out to pluck flowers on early Sunday morning. The woman has been identified as Anasuya Behera and is a resident of Khandagiri Bari area under Bharatpur […]

Python
Odisha: Crime Branch Probe Demanded Into Death Of Python In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The death of an adult python due to cruelty during a ‘rescue operation’ in the Dampada range of the Chandka forest on the outskirts of the State capital, has invited sharp reaction from animal activists who demanded immediate action against the perpetrators. The General Secretary of Snake Helpline, a leading reptile rescue body, Subhendhu […]

Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Dedicates India's First World Skill Centre In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Giving a much needed boost to industrialization in the State, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated first of its kind, World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar. While inaugurating the centre that will be used as a hub for all the government run ITIs, CM Naveen said, “Skill development has always been a priority for […]

BDA
Odisha: BDA Launches Pension Scheme For its Employees

Bhubaneswar: In a welcome move, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has initiated process to bring all its employees including those already retired, under the ambit of its pension scheme. A notification in this regard was issued on Wednesday asking all its employees including the retired staff to submit the name of their spouse with date […]

Adulterated Fuel
Bhubaneswar: Filling Station Dispensing ‘Adulterated Fuel’ Sealed By Police

Bhubaneswar: Following a widespread resentment over allegations of adulteration of fuel in a petrol pump near Baramunda in the smart city, the Khandagiri Police on Thursday sealed the pump with immediate effect. As per reports, the filling station named ‘Highway Service Centre’ located at Baramunda was operating with a license from Hindustan Petroleum (HP). Following […]

Naveen-Patnaik
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Hostels For ST-SC Students

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated hostels for scheduled tribe (ST) and scheduled caste (SC) students in the state. The CM inaugurated three ‘Akankhya hostels’ located at Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela, an official said, adding that Rs 150 crore was spent on the construction of these hostels. Patnaik inaugurated the projects through […]

Farmer-Protest
Western Odisha Farmers’ Ulgulan Revolt Rally Against Farm Laws Concludes

Bhubaneswar: Farmers from Western Odisha who had launched Ulgulan Revolt Rally from Sambalpur on February 28 to protest ‘anti-farmer’ bills of the Centre reached Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. As per reports, more than 250 farmers from several western Odisha districts under the banner of Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samanway Samiti (POKSSS) reached Bhubaneswar on Tuesday and […]

Maha Shivaratri Celebrations At Lingaraj Temple With Strict Covid Protocols This Year
Maha Shivaratri Celebrations At Lingaraj Temple With Strict Covid Protocols This Year, Know Details

Bhubaneswar: The Jagara Jatra (Maha Shivaratri) celebrations at the famous Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar will be held with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday held a preparatory meeting with the representatives of the sevayat groups and trust bodies of the 11th century shrine to discuss the festival arrangements in […]

Man Flees With Motorcycle On Pretext Of Test Drive In Bhubaneswar, Arrested
Man Flees With Motorcycle On Pretext Of Test Drive In Bhubaneswar, Arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Monday arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly posed as a buyer on popular online market place OLX and contacted prospective sellers before fleeing with their motorcycles on the pretext of test drives, in Bhubaneswar. The accused has been identified as Amit Kumar Patra (Jitu), a resident of Narayana Mandir Sahi […]

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After ‘Boot Polish’ On Thursday, OUAT Students Sweep Streets In Bhubaneswar Today: Watch

Bhubaneswar: From polishing shoes to sweeping streets, the protest by students from the Odisha University Of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) entered its fifth day on Friday. A day after the protesting students polished shoes in the streets of the State capital on Thursday, they resorted to sweeping roads on Friday to express their resentment over […]

Odisha Plus II Exam-2021 Schedule Announced, Check Details
CHSE Odisha Plus II Exam-2021 Schedule Announced, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday announced the examination schedule for Plus II students (all streams- Arts, Science and Commerce). As per the programme, the annual test will begin on May 18 and continue till June 12, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. “The exam will commence on May 18 and will end […]

Reopening of Schools For Class I To VIII: Big Announcement By Odisha Education Minister
Reopening of Schools For Class I To VIII: Know What Odisha Education Minister Has To Say

Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Tuesday said no decision has yet been taken for resuming physical teaching for Class I to VIII students in schools in the State. Speaking to media persons, Dash said, “We are yet to take a final decision on reopening of schools for class I […]

Covid Restrictions
Odisha: Police Shuts Down Jatra Show Running Without Permission

Khordha: Concerned over the surge of COVID-19 cases in other States, the district administration of Khordha on Saturday night closed down a jatra party for staging shows without permission at Begunia. As per reports, a jatra party named Ranga Mahal was performing at Begunia when the police, after getting a complaint, played spoilsport and shut […]

Redevelopment Project
Odisha Govt Approves Rs 200 Cr Redevelopment Plan For Kalinga Studio

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has approved Rs 200 crore for the redevelopment of the historic Kalinga Studio here, said an official on Wednesday. The government has decided to establish a state-of-the-art film hub at the Kalinga Studio. Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) would be the executing agency for redevelopment. This was decided in a […]

Drugs And The City: Woman Held With Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 18 Lakh In Bhubaneswar
Drugs And The City: Woman Held With Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 18 Lakh In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying the crackdown against narcotics trade in the capital city, the Excise department arrested a woman during raid at one of the hideouts of a notorious smuggler in Palasuni area on Wednesday. The anti-narcotics agency officials said that 185 grams of brown sugar worth over Rs 18 lakh street price was recovered from the […]

Odisha: Special Squad Arrests 4 Members Of Looter Gang In Bhubaneswar, 12 Gold Chains Recovered
Odisha: Special Squad Arrests 4 Members Of Looter Gang In Bhubaneswar, 12 Gold Chains Recovered

Bhubaneswar: The Special Squad of Commissionerate Police arrested four members of a criminal gang who were involved in several loot cases in the Capital City, on Wednesday morning. As per reports, the police have recovered 12 gold chains weighing 80 grams which is worth over Rs 4 lakh, three vehicles and other incriminating materials from […]