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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.

Odisha: BMC Prepares Roadmap To Make Bhubaneswar Beggar Free
Odisha: BMC Prepares Roadmap To Make Bhubaneswar Beggar Free

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has prepared a roadmap to make the State capital free of beggars by rehabilitating the people involved in begging in the city. Moreover, BMC is also planning to shift homeless and destitute people to shelter homes. According to sources, BMC will initiate a drive under which it will identify […]

Revised Parking Fees In Bhubaneswar From April 1, Check Here
Odisha: Revised Parking Fees In Bhubaneswar From April 1, Check Here

Bhubaneswar: After handing over two key parking lots in the city to transgenders to collect parking fees, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday initiated process to revise the parking charges in the State capital which will be implemented from April 1. According to sources, the BMC has invited tender for 32 parking lots in […]

Konark
Konark To Undergo Massive Makeover Under Heritage Area Development Plan (See Pics)

Bhubaneswar: The UNESCO World Heritage, Sun Temple and its periphery in Konark is all set to undergo a makeover. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday gave a thumbs up to the draft of Konark Heritage Area Development Plan. The purpose of the project is stated to ensure safety and security of the temple, attract […]

Transgender To Collect Parking Fees In Bhubaneswar
Odisha: Transgenders To Collect Parking Fees In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to make the transgender community self reliant, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday handed over two prime parking lots in the city to a transgender organisation to collect parking fees. According to sources, BMC commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary allotted two parking lots to TG Swikruti organisation where 17 transgender will […]

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National Level Handloom Expo Inaugurated In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The 20th National level Handloom Expo-2021 kicked off in the Capital city on Wednesday. The fair inaugurated by Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian at IDCO Exhibition Ground in Unit-III will continue till February 17. The expo will remain open from 11.30 AM to 9.30 PM daily. All precautionary measures have been taken […]

Artist from Odisha, L Eswar Rao crafts miniature photo frame of Joe Biden using small pieces of stones inside a glass bottle to congratulate him ahead of his swearing-in
Odisha Artist Creates Photo Frame Inside Bottle To Congratulate Joe Biden On His Swearing-In

Bhubaneswar: Well-known miniature artist from Odisha L Eswar Rao has crafted a miniature photo frame of Joe Biden using small pieces of stones inside a glass bottle to congratulate him ahead of his swearing-in as the President of the United States. Speaking to OTV, Rao, a resident of Jatni village– around 20 kilometres from the […]

Brown Sugar Worth Rs 10 lakh Seized In Bhubaneswar, Woman Arrested
Brown Sugar Worth Rs 10 lakh Seized In Bhubaneswar, Woman Arrested

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying crackdown on the illegal trade of narcotics in Odisha, the special task force (STF) of the State Crime Branch assisted by the Commissionerate Police seized 102 grams of brown sugar worth around Rs 10 lakh from Narayan Basti in Unit 8 area here on Tuesday. A woman peddler has been apprehended in connection […]

Khandagiri flyover
Odisha: Khandagiri Flyover In Bhubaneswar To Be Functional By June

Bhubaneswar: In what will provide safety to commuters at the accident prone Khandagri Square in the Capital City, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has expedited the on-going construction work of the flyover on National Highway No 5 in order to make it functional by June this year. “The flyover will be completed in […]

Tata Motors 'Job Scam': Vigilance Grills Pradeep Panigrahi On Multi-crore Financial Transactions
Vigilance Grills Pradeep Panigrahi On Multi-crore Financial Transactions

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who has been arrested and presently lodged in Jharpada jail on the charges of complicity in the high-profile Tata Motors ‘recruitment fraud’ was on Tuesday subjected to two hours of marathon questioning in connection with his multi-crore financial transactions. Acting on a directive of Odisha Lokayukta, the anti-corruption wing officials […]

Bhubaneswar: Saheed Nagar-Satsang Vihar Foot Over Bridge Gets NHAI Nod
Bhubaneswar: Saheed Nagar-Satsang Vihar Foot Over Bridge Gets NHAI Nod

Bhubaneswar: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has approved the construction of a foot over bridge between Saheed Nagar and Satsang Vihar park in Bhubaneswar. According to a notification issued by the NHAI, the estimated cost of the bridge will be Rs 1.25 crore. “The approval of Competent Authority is conveyed herewith for the […]

Ayodhya
Puri King, Odisha Governor Kick Start Ram Temple Fund Collection Drive

Bhubaneswar: The fund collection drive (Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan) for the proposed Ram temple at Ayodhya kick started in Odisha on Friday with the participation of Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal, Puri King Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Taking to the occasion, Pradhan said, “I am fortunate to be a part of […]

Himanshu Nanda
Kidney Transplant Fraud: Commissionerate Police To Take Accused On 2-Day Remand

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police will take Himanshu Bhusan Nanda, the prime accused of the kidney transplant fraud on a two-day remand to extract more information about the racket, informed Bhubaneswar DCP, Umashankar Das on Friday. As per reports, Himanshu has already duped many kidney patients to the tune of Rs 18 Lakh on the pretext […]

Covid-19 Vaccination in Bhubaneswar
Covid-19 Vaccination At 6 Centres In Bhubaneswar, 9k Health Workers To Get Shots In First Phase

Bhubaneswar: Around 9,000 healthcare workers will be administered vaccine shots at six different sites in the first phase of Covid-19 inoculation drive, beginning tomorrow in Bhubaneswar as well as across the country. Speaking to the media persons on the sidelines of inauguration of a public health toilet in the capital city, Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner (BMC) […]

COVID Vaccine
COVID-19: 15,000 Health Workers Deny Getting Vaccinated In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Male & Female Multi Purpose Health Workers’/Health Supervisor’s United Association on Thursday decided that they will not take COVID vaccine shots as a mark of protest against government’s alleged neglect towards their designation and cadre. However, they will help others get immunized in the upcoming vaccination drive wearing black badges, said a […]

Wiki Page Of Odisha LoP Pradipta Naik Desecrated With Abusive Words
Wiki Page Of Odisha LoP Pradipta Naik Desecrated With Abusive Words

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Odisha Legislative Assembly, Pradipta Naik, whose Wikipedia profile page was desecrated by unknown miscreant(s) with abusive words, said he will lodge a formal complaint with the Cyber Police seeking justice. In fact people from across the State, BJP activists in particular, were in for shock on Thursday morning […]

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No Second Dose If One Tests Positive After First Covid-19 Vaccine Shot, Says Top Odisha Health Official

Bhubaneswar: A person administered Covid-19 vaccine will not be given a second shot of the vaccine if s/he gets infected with the virus after receiving the first dose, said Odisha Health and Family Welfare department director Bijay Panigrahy on Thursday. Speaking to media, Panigrahi said, “Antibodies get created 42 days after the first shot of […]

Substandard Gold Sale: Customer Abused, Thrashed By Jeweller In Bhubaneswar
Sub-standard Gold Sale: Customer Abused, Thrashed By Jeweller In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A couple allegedly abused and brutally thrashed a customer after the latter claimed the gold chain he bought from their jewellery showroom was of substandard quality. The incident occurred at Khandagiri Bari under Bharatpur Police limits on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on January 7. Based on the written complaint by the customer identified as […]

AIIMS-Bhubaneswar
AIIMS Bhubaneswar Receives Kayakalp Award For Third Time

Bhubaneswar: Apart from its medical expertise, the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhubaneswar has proved its mettle once again for promoting cleanliness, hygiene and creating sustainable practices in public health facilities by winning the Kayakalp Award Scheme. The institute has been adjudged as the best central government hospital under B category for […]

Covaxin-reaches-Bhubaneswar
Covid-19 Vaccine: After Covishield, First Batch Of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Reaches Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A day after receiving Covid-19 vaccine Covishield from Serum Institute of India in Pune, the first consignment of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin dispatched from Hyderabad landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in the capital city on Wednesday morning. As many as 20,000 doses of the vaccine, jointly developed by Bharat Biotech and Indian Council […]

Duplicate Ghee Manufacturing Unit Busted In Bhubaneswar
Duplicate Ghee Manufacturing Unit Busted In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: After a series of crackdown on food adulteration units in Cuttack, a joint team of Airfield Police and Quick Action Team (QAT) on Tuesday busted a duplicate ghee manufacturing factory at Kaibalya Nagar in Sundarpada area here. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and QAT officials carried out a raid at […]

First Phase Covid-19 Vaccination Drive To Kick Start At 5 Centres In Bhubaneswar
Covid Vaccination To Begin At 5 Centres In Bhubaneswar On Jan 16

Bhubaneswar: With the first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine from Pune all set to reach Odisha today, preparations for the first phase Covid-19 vaccination drive scheduled to commence from January 16 reached final stages in the State capital. Speaking to media, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “We have prepared a […]

Geography boy
Odisha: Meet ‘Geography Boy’ Pratyush From Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In an age when most of the children are just graduating themselves from learning alphabets to words, Pratyush Raj Swain from Odisha can name almost all the important places on the planet, various languages, songs, coins and population of many countries. Eight-year-old Pratyush from Damana area in the Capital City has been fondly referred […]

Covid-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute's First Covishield Consignment Reaches Odisha
Covid-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute's First Covishield Consignment To Reach Odisha Today

Bhubaneswar: In probably the most significant milestone in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine dispatched from Serum Institute of India in Pune will reach Odisha on Tuesday. According to the Health and Family Welfare department, the vaccine will be flown to Odisha in special SpiceJet flight and […]

Cyber Crime In Odisha
Odisha Woman Duped Of Rs 2.58 Lakh In Credit Card Fraud

Bhubaneswar: A woman in Bhubaneswar lost Rs 2.58 lakh to fraudulent online transactions on her credit cards after being tricked by a scamster. The fraud came to light after the complainant, Itishree Kanungo of Shree Kshetra Nagar in Keshura area of Bhubaneswar, lodged a complaint at Sahid Nagar police station today. As per her complaint, […]

Political Violence
Political Violence: We Are Not Far From A West Bengal Like Scenario In Odisha, Says Aparajita Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: Lok Sabha member Aparajita Sarangi on Friday expressed concern over instances of political violence in Odisha and apprehended that the State may witness West Bengal like scenario in coming days. In a letter to Odisha DGP, the Bhubaneswar MP said the instances of political violence, especially against Bharatiya Janata Party workers have seen upward […]