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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.

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 […]

Lingaraj temple
Odisha: Lingaraj Temple Trust Demands Withdrawal Of Heritage Bylaws Draft

Bhubaneswar:  The Lingaraj Temple Trust Board has demanded withdrawal of the draft notification on heritage bylaws for the Lingaraj Temple which has been prepared by the National Monument Authority (NMA) under the Ministry of Culture. The move comes three days after the NMA withdrew the bylaws draft for Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. In a […]

Magha Saptami
No Khandagiri Mela This Year In Bhubaneswar!

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations related to the observance of Khandagiri Mela this year, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday has finally decided to cancel it citing COVID guidelines. After a barrage of meetings with all the stake holders, the civic body concluded that with the prevailing COVID-19 restrictions and the ongoing road […]

Water, Power Crisis Loom Large As Hirakud Water Level Declines Due To Mahanadi Row: Odisha BJP
Water, Power Crisis Loom Large As Hirakud Water Level Declines Due To Mahanadi Row: Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed grave concerns that State may face severe water scarcity, problems in irrigation and disruption in electricity supply in the coming days as the water level of Hirakud dam has reduced remarkably even if it’s just a month into the non-monsoon season. Speaking to […]

Odisha: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman In Bhubaneswar
Odisha: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Throwing law and order to wind, unidentified miscreants snatched gold chain from a woman near Jharpada jail in the State Capital city early Tuesday morning. According to sources, three bike-borne miscreants intercepted the woman, who was out for morning walk and snatched the jewellery from by threatening her with sharp weapons. The woman sustained […]

Decomposed Body
Decomposed Body Found Hanging In Forest On Bhubaneswar Outskirts

Bhubaneswar: A decomposed body of a man was found hanging from a tree in a forest here on the ouskirts of the State Capital on Sunday. The body has been recovered by the police in the forest behind the government engineering college near Ghatikia. The deceased has been identified as Raghunath Behera alias Kalia, a […]

'No Remarkable Progress By Mahanadi Tribunal To Resolve Water Dispute'
'Mahanadi Tribunal Has Failed To Live Up To Expectations'

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal will turn three next month, the panel has failed to resolve the long-standing water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, alleged Mahanadi Bachao Andolan on Saturday. Expressing resentment over the tribunal’s tardy response to the dispute, Sudarsan Das, the convenor of Mahanadi Bacho Andolan said, “The tribunal […]

Odisha BJP Challenges BJD For Open Debate Over Negligence Allegations In Rail Budget
Odisha BJP Challenges BJD For Open Debate Over Negligence Allegations In Rail Budget

Bhubaneswar:  A day after the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) challenged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for a debate alleging gross negligence to Odisha in the Union Railway Budget 2021-22, the saffron party on Tuesday threw an open challenge at Naveen Patnaik-led government for a discussion over the same. Speaking to the reporters during a press […]

Chandaka-Police-Station
Headless Murder Mystery: Woman Strangulated Before Beheading

Bhubaneswar: The unidentified woman, whose headless body was recovered on the city outskirts two days ago, was strangulated to death before she was beheaded, post mortem reports have revealed. Top sources, quoting autopsy findings, told OTV on Saturday the woman had died due to strangulation before her head was severed from the body. However, the […]

Bhubaneswar-DCP
Recovery Of Woman's Headless Body: Addl DCP Heading Probe, Says Bhubaneswar DCP

Bhubaneswar: An additional DCP rank officer is heading the probe into the recovery of beheaded body of a woman near Dasapur area on Bharatpur-Chandaka road on Thursday. Besides, the additional DCP rank officer is assisted by five senior officers, informed Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Umashankar Dash on Friday. “The body was found at […]

Odisha: Low Turnout Of Students Mark Reopening of Aanganwadis In State
Odisha: Low Turnout Of Students Mark Reopening of Anganwadis In State

Bhubaneswar: Low attendance of students marked the reopening of anganwadis across the State on Tuesday as they opened gates for the first time following 10-month long closure on account of the Covid-19 induced restrictions that came into force in March last year. Several centres recorded low student turnout as parents appeared to be reluctant to […]

Odisha Has Less Covid-19 Vaccine Wastage As Compared To Others: Health Dept
Odisha Has Less Covid-19 Vaccine Wastage As Compared To Others: Health Dept

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported less vaccine wastage as compared to the other States, informed Odisha Family and Welfare department director Bijay Panighrahi on Monday. Speaking to reporters here, Panigharahi said, “Once a vial is opened, the vaccine has to be administered to a recipient as soon as possible because it gets wasted if not used […]

Boat
Odisha: Boat Gets Stuck In Mid-Chilika Lake, Passengers Rescued Safely

Khurdha: Fire officials have safely rescued all the passengers of a boat that got stuck in the middle of Nalabana in Chilika lake on Sunday evening. The incident took place when the boat was returning from Kalijai temple. “The machine developed technical glitch at Nalabana when we are returning from Kalijai temple.  We all the […]

RD University Student Death Case: Father Of Jharaphula Knew About Her Relationship
RD University Student Death Case: Father Of Jharaphula Knew About Her Relationship

Bhubaneswar: In a dramatic twist to the mysterious death of Rama Devi (RD) University student Jharaphula, father of the deceased girl on Sunday opened up on the case while saying that he knew about her relationship with the accused Rakesh. Speaking to media, Ramakant Nayak, father of the deceased RD University student said, “My son […]

Idol stolen
Odisha: Banpur Idol Stolen Case Cracked, 4 Arrested

Khordha: Police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the case involving stealing of 22 ancient idols from Dakhyeswar temple at Banpur in Khordha district. Police have arrested four members of an inter-state racket and recovered nine idols from their possession. Besides, four ingots believed to be made of the stolen idols have also been seized, […]

Works Dept Seeks Clarification From EIC Over Its Order Asking Women Staff To Leave Office By 5.30 PM
Works Dept Seeks Clarification From EIC Over Its Order Asking Women Staff To Leave Office By 5.30 PM

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Works department on Friday sought clarification from the office of Engineer-in-chief (Civil) over its order asking women staff to leave office before sunset. According to sources, the department has asked the office to submit the clarification in writing within seven days on what made it to impose restrictions on the timing of […]

Odisha: Govt Offices In Bhubaneswar, Cuttack To Function With Full Strength From Feb 1
Odisha: Govt Offices In Bhubaneswar, Cuttack To Function With Full Strength From Feb 1

Bhubaneswar: All departments of Odisha government and sub-ordinate offices of the State in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar will function with full strength from February 1, 2021. According to a notification issued by the General Administration and Public Grievances department, “all departments of the State Government and sub-ordinate offices of the State in […]

Vaccination Drive
Odisha Health Workers Postpone 'Cease Work' Agitation, To Get Vaccinated

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Male & Female Multi Purpose Health Workers’/Health Supervisor’s United Association, which had earlier decided not to take COVID-19 vaccine shots as a mark of protest against government’s alleged neglect towards their designation and cadre, finally agreed to get vaccinated after discussion with the government on Tuesday. Mamata Nayak, general secretary of […]

Excise-Department
Huge Cache Of Illegal Hooch Seized From Bhubaneswar, 9 Arrested

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of Bhubaneswar Excise Department and Cuttack Flying Squad seized 500 litres of illegal country liquor and destroyed more than 5000 litres of raw materials on Monday following a raid on a house at Saliasahi, the largest slum in Odisha. As per reports, nine persons were arrested by the excise officials in […]

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Odisha: Delay In Construction Of Jatni Flyover Resents Locals

Khordha: Resentment is brewing among local residents and traders over inordinate delay in the construction of flyover at Sitaram square near Jatni in the district. Local traders, who have been evicted for the facilitation of the flyover, have demanded early execution of the project and adequate compensation for them. “We cooperated with the district administration […]

Anvesh-Subham-Pradhan
Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Awardee From Odisha Anvesh Subham Pradhan Joins PM Modi In Live Interaction

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Anvesh Subham Pradhan was one among the 32 Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees who joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the virtual interaction at 12 PM today. Special arrangements were made at the Khordha Collectorate for the video conference and Anvesh Subham’s parents were also present with him during the live session. […]