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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 Allows Reopening Of Bars With All Covid-19 Norms In Place
Odisha Allows Reopening Of Bars With Covid-19 Norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday issued a notification allowing bars, bear parlours and clubs to resume services in strict adherence to Covid-19 norms. “The Government after careful consideration in exercise of powers conferred under section-93 of the Odisha Excise Act-2008 allows consumption of liquor in the Restaurant ‘ON’ / Hotel ‘ON’ / Beer Parlour […]

Congress Smells Corruption In TATA Power Deal, Demands Cancellation Of Contract

Bhubaneswar: Alleging widespread corruption in handing over operations of four power DISCOMs to TATA Power, senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi on Wednesday demanded Odisha government to cancel the contract within 30 days and threatened to move to the court if the government fails to do so. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar, Majhi took the ruling […]

Lingaraj Temple
Odisha: Age Cap Withdrawn As Lingaraj Temple Reopens For Public

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has withdrawn the age restriction for devotees for entry into the Lord Lingaraj temple as the 11th century shrine reopened its door for public in the Capital City on Wednesday, after remaining closed for almost nine months due to Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, the BMC had barred the entry of […]

Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder: BJP Mahila Morcha To Launch Padyatra At 10,000 Locations In Odisha
Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder: BJP Mahila Morcha Launches Padyatra At 10,000 Locations In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha on Tuesday announced the launch Padyatra across 10,000 locations in the State as it intensifies the demand for justice to the five-year-old Nayagarh girl who was abducted and later killed in July last year. BJP Mahila Morcha President Smruti Pattanaik, who addressed a presser at Bhubaneswar to announce the decision, […]

Land Owners Approach Bhubaneswar DCP Over Rs 1 Crore Extortion Threatening
City Land Owners Get Rs 1 Crore Extortion Threats, Knock DCP's Door For Help

Bhubaneswar: Some land owners in the city on Monday approached Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash and alleged that they are being threatened by a group of people to give Rs 1 crore extortion for the possession of the land owned by them. In their complaint, the locals alleged that despite having all documents pertaining to the […]

Self Immolation
Duped Of Rs 17 Lakh, Man Attempts Self-Immolation Before Khordha Collectorate

Khordha: A man who lost around Rs 17 lakh to online fraud attempted self-immolation in front of Khordha Collectorate on Monday protesting alleged inaction of police. The man, identified as Brajabandhu Sahu of Bakoi village under Bolagada block, tried to set himself ablaze by pouring kerosene. However, alert policemen who were present there caught hold […]

Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha Soon, Says DMET Director
Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha Soon, Says DMET Director

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to the denizens, Covid-19 vaccination drive will kick start across Odisha as soon as the doses reach the State, informed Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) Director Prof CBK Mohanty on Monday. The reaction from Mohanty came just a day after the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) granted […]

Mo Bus
Mo Bus To Ply On All Routes From Tomorrow; Check Routes And Timings

Bhubaneswar: The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) is all set to resume Mo Bus service on all routes including Route No-29 from Monday. 📢Notice- #MoBus🚌 service will be available in all the routes including Route 29, tomorrow (4th Jan,Monday) onwards. Please find the new weekday schedule below. 👇#NoMaskNoEntry#MoBusforBetterYou@MOBBY_MoBus @arunbothra pic.twitter.com/maN8hY58Wu — Capital Region Urban Transport […]

No Mutant COVID Strain Detected In Odisha; 7 UK Returnees Test Positive For Coronavirus
Odisha: 7 UK Returnees Test COVID-19 Positive, No Detection Of New Mutant Strain

Bhubaneswar: In a big relief, State health department Thursday informed that the new strain of mutant COVID-19 has not been detected in any of the samples sent for genome sequencing. Senior officials said around 204 swab samples were collected from UK returnees and their contacts and were sent for testing as per the protocol. However, […]

CBI Arrests 3 GST & Central Excise Officials For 'Accepting Bribe'

Bhubaneswar: Three superintendents of GST and Central Excise were caught by CBI sleuths on Tuesday while allegedly accepting bribe for settling a case pertaining to a private engineering college in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the arrested officials were accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh at a luxury hotel in Bhubaneswar when the CBI personnel […]

Nandankanan Transformation Master Plan: Odisha Govt Awaits Centre's Nod For 600 Cr Project

Bhubaneswar: Attending the 61st Foundation day of famous Nandankanan Zoological Park here on Tuesday, Odisha Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha informed that a master plan to transform Nandankanan to a world class zoo in next 20 years at an approximate cost of Rs 600 Crore has already been submitted with the Central Zoo […]

Arup Patnaik Shocker: No 5T In Odisha Police Stations, Hospitals!

Khordha: Odisha government’s ambitious ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative that aims at providing effective governance to people has found itself red-faced after senior BJD leader and Convenor of ‘Odisha Mo Parivar’ Arup Patnaik on Sunday reportedly gave a reality check to the government mechanism in the State. While addressing a congregation of party workers here on the […]

Beware! Shopkeepers In Bhubaneswar May Lose Vending License For Littering Road

Bhubaneswar: Tightening the noose around erring shop keepers and roadside vendors, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) directed officials to cancel trading license, if shop keepers are found littering the streets. Strict implementation of this initiative will start from Monday, December 28, informed BMC Commissioner, Prem Chandra Choudhary. As per Choudhary, despite repeated warnings and awareness […]

All Religious Institutions In Khordha To Open From January 3

Khordha: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all the religious institutions in the Khordha district except the Lingaraj Temple and the temples coming within the territorial jurisdiction of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have been allowed to open from January 3, 2012. As per the order of the district collector, the temples will be opened subjected to […]

Indian Javelin Throwers Hopeful Of Tokyo Olympics Glory After Training In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Five member team of India’s elite Javelin throwers are currently practicing at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar as a part of their preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to be held on 23 July 2021. While the preparations are in full swing at the stadium, star athlete, Shivpal Singh has asserted that looking […]

SOP For Airlines
New Covid Strain Scare: Bhubaneswar Airport Issues SOP To Airlines

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) is fully prepared to tackle any untoward situation emerging out of possible spread of the new COVID-19 strain which has originated from the UK, BPIA Executive Director, Goutam Ray said on Wednesday. Speaking about the cautionary steps and counter measures taken at the airport, Ray said, “We have […]

Odisha: 22 Antique Idols Stolen From Ancient Temple In Khordha

Khordha: As many as 22 antique idols, some of them are made up of ‘Astadhatu’, have allegedly been stolen from an ancient temple at Banpur near Balugaan in Khurdha district late on Monday night. Police sources said, unidentified miscreants barged into the sanctum sanctorum of the 300-old Dakheswar temple by breaking open the locks of […]

Cow Sell
Cyber Fraud: Odisha Techie Loses Rs 1 Lakh While Making Online DTH Recharge

Bhubaneswar: A girl in the smart city of Bhubaneswar, who happens to be a software engineer, was allegedly duped of money to the tune of Rs 1 lakh while recharging her satellite TV’s Direct To Home (DTH) service through an e-commerce payment system. As per reports, the girl named Soumya Rout tried to make a […]

Winter Grips Odisha; Season's First Snowfall At Daringbadi, Phulbani Shivers At 4 Degree Celsius
In Pics: Winter Grips Odisha; Season's First Snowfall At Daringbadi, Phulbani Shivers At 4 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let up to the cold wave condition as mercury continues to dip at several places in the State. According to the regional MeT office in Bhubaneswar, 10 cities in Odisha recorded temperature below 10 degree Celsius on Sunday. While Phulbani emerged the coldest with the minimum temperature going down […]

BJP Padayatra
Naveen Lying To People To Undermine PM Modi's Commitment For Odisha: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Coming down hard on the Odisha government and the ruling Biju Janata Dal, the Bharatiya Janata Party State President, Sameer Mohanty on Sunday said that development still eludes Odisha despite staying under the regime of a single party (BJD) for 20 straight years. CM Naveen has been lying to the public to undermine Centre’s […]

Odisha: BJP Targets BJD Over Pari Murder Case

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today cornered the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha over the alleged kidnapping, rape and murder of a five-year-old Nayagarh girl ‘Pari’. Lekhasri Samantsinghar, general secretary of the State BJP unit, on Saturday raised questions over the police investigation into the case and accused BJD Minister Arun Sahoo […]

Naba Das
Disengagement Dissent Grows Among COVID Care Workers, Odisha Govt Says Reengagement Unlikely

Bhubaneswar: Dashing the hopes of women COVID Care Workers who have been disengaged from service, Odisha Health Minister Naba Das on Friday clarified that their employment was purely contractual in nature and so the government is unlikely to reengage them. Das’ comments came after the health condition of some of the protesting woman COVID Care […]

Bhubaneswar: Ekamra Kshetra To Be ‘Beggar Free Zone’ Soon

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started process to make ‘Ekamra Kshetra’, heritage hub of Temple City beggar-free. The civic body has started to make efforts to rehabilitate beggars/destitutes roaming near Lingaraj temple with livelihood support and bring them to mainstream under the ‘Sahaya’ scheme of Odisha government. The move is reportedly a part […]

Capital Hospital
Living With The Dead: Story Of Odisha Man Who Has Done Over 20K Post-Mortems

Bhubaneswar: Neither the dead bodies make him puke, nor the undead scare him at night. Ramachandra Baidung, a 62 year-old Class-4 employee of Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar has made friends with the lifeless bodies his entire life. Meet the ‘Autopsy Man’ of Odisha whose day starts and ends with the dead. While from a personal […]

OSCPCR Chief Sandhyabati Pradhan
Pari’s Kin To Get Rs 10 Lakh Compensation: OSCPCR Chief

Bhubaneswar: The family members of five-year-old girl ‘Pari’, whose brutal murder has triggered a statewide outrage, will get a compensation of Rs 10 lakh, informed Sandhyabati Pradhan, chairperson of Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR). The State government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will soon make announcement about the compensation, said Pradhan. […]