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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.

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Pari Murder Case: BJP Intensifies Demands For CBI Probe, Minister Arun Sahoo's Ouster

Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP in Odisha has turned up the heat on the State government over alleged loopholes into the probe of kidnapping and brutal murder case of the five-year-old Nayagarh girl Pari by intensifying their protest. While the demonstration of the chief opposition party in front of the Nayagarh Collector’s office entered the fourth day, […]

After Puri Nirmalya, Complaint Lodged Over Online Sale Of Lord Lingaraj's Abadha

Bhubaneswar: Tension brewed among the servitors of Lingaraj Temple after an e-Commerce firm was reportedly found selling the holy ‘Abadha’ of the temple through online mode. The ‘Brahman Nijog Samiti’ of the Lingaraj Temple lodged a complaint in connection with the case at the Lingaraj Police Station in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, an e-Commerce website […]

Minor Boy 'Hangs Self' After Parents Scold Him For Watching Videos On Mobile

Khordha: In a tragic incident, a 14-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after he was ticked off by his parents for spending too much time on watching videos on mobile phone. The incident took place at Gadamanatri village under Begunia police limits in Khordha district on Saturday. According to reports, on Saturday afternoon, the minor was […]

Pari Murder Case: Give us 14-days time, says SIT chief Arun Bothra
Pari Murder Case: Give us 14-days time, says SIT chief Arun Bothra

Bhubaneswar: The sensational Nayagarh minor girl (Pari) murder case seems to have made some headway, when SIT chief Arun Bothra Saturday told media “give us 14 days time”. The five-worded sentence is considered as signs of headway by observers amidst the clouds of despair looming over this politically stormy case, where the Nayagarh police had […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Moves Sessions Court Seeking Bail

Bhubaneswar: A day after rejection of his bail plea, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi moved District and Sessions Judge Court in Bhubaneswar seeking bail on Friday. He was arrested by Odisha Crime Branch and produced before the SDJM court on Thursday evening. Later in the night, Panigrahi was sent to a 14-day judicial custody after rejection […]

Bhubaneswar: Street Fight Of Covid-19 Front-line Warriors Enters Sixth Day

Bhubaneswar: Braving the winter chill as mercury continued to dip in the capital city, nearly 400 auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) from around 22 districts of Odisha spent the night on the streets on Thursday. The ANMs have assembled at the Lower PMG square here since the last six days to protest their disengagement from service. […]

Odisha Fisheries Dept Rolls Out 15 Online Services, Get Details

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched 15 online services for Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department. As per reports, the services will be rendered under the 5T charter of State Government to the public. Registration of fishing boats, fishing licenses, registration of brackish water farms and a host of subsidy oriented schemes can […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody After Court Rejects Bail Plea

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA and expelled BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahi was sent to a 14-day Judicial Custody on Thursday after his bail plea was rejected by the Bhubaneswar SDJM court. He will be lodged at Jharpada jail. The Crime Branch had produced him before the court this evening. As per reports, the counsel appearing for the […]

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Pradeep Panigrahi Produced Before SDJM Court By Odisha Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar: Hours after Gopalpur MLA and expelled BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahi’s arrest, the Crime Branch produced him before the SDJM’s court in Bhubaneswar on same Thursday night. He was heard saying, “My earlier words on the Odisha government have come true. They have arrested me,” while being taken to the court by the CB sleuths […]

Disengaged Women COVID Care Workers Adamant On Re-Employment, Govt Yet To Take Call

Bhubaneswar: Six days on, disengaged female health care workers earlier posted at different COVID Care Centres (CCCs) and COVID Care Homes (CCHs) continue to stage their demands for regularisation of their jobs and payment of pending salaries. But the government is yet to take a call on the matter. Hundreds of such health care workers […]

2 Bike Lifting Gangs Busted In Bhubaneswar, 5 Arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday claimed to have busted two bike lifting gangs and arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in stealing of motorcycles. The Nayapalli Police has also recovered 46 motorbikes and seven mobile phones from their possession. The stolen bikes bear registration numbers of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and several other places of […]

Odisha: CB Registers Case Against Crorepati IFS Officer’s Son For Duping People
Odisha: CB Registers Case Against Crorepati IFS Officer’s Son For Duping People

Bhubaneswar: Acting on a complaint lodged by the Tata Motors Limited (TML), the Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday registered a case against Akash Pathak, the son of crorepati IFS officer Abhay Pathak who is under Vigilance scanner over DA charges, for duping people using fake ID card on the pretext of providing employment in the […]

BMC Restricts Sailing Of Boats, Mass Bathing In Bhubaneswar On Kartika Purnima
BMC Restricts Sailing Of Boats, Mass Bathing In Bhubaneswar On Kartika Purnima

Bhubaneswar: In view of the present Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday imposed restrictions on sailing of miniature boats in Bindusagar and other river ghats in the State capital city on the occasion of Kartika Purnima on 30th November 2020. The city administration has also imposed restriction on visiting of temples […]

Central Trade Unions Go On Strike, Vehicular Movement Partly Affected In Odisha
Central Trade Unions Go On Strike, Vehicular Movement Partly Affected In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: Vehicular traffic was partially affected in several places of Odisha including Bhubaneswar and Rourkela as the members of central trade unions staged road blockade as part of their 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday. As per reports, members of Odisha Construction Workers’ Union (CITU) and several other organisations blocked road on the national highway near […]

Odisha: Leopard Skin Smuggling Racket Busted, 3 Arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday claimed to have busted a major leopard skin smuggling racket by arresting three persons in this connection in Bargarh. The STF team has also seized a leopard skin along with nails and teethes from them. Though the accused persons belong to the Bargarh […]

Elephant Herd Strays Into Khordha District Headquarters Hospital
Elephant Herd Strays Into Khordha District Headquarters Hospital

Khordha: A herd of 18 elephants strayed into the Khordha District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) on Tuesday night triggering panic among the patients, staff and locals. As per reports, the elephants barged into the hospital premises by breaking the boundary wall of the hospital. Till the last report came in, the elephants were spotted moving inside […]

Minor Boy’s Death Sparks Tension In Bhubaneswar Hospital, Family Alleges Faulty Treatment

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday following death of a 15-year-old boy allegedly due to faulty treatment. According to initial reports, the minor boy, Subham Panda of Bharatpur on the outskirts of the city, was admitted to the private hospital located in Nayapalli area of the capital city three […]

Bhubaneswar: Physiotherapy College Ex-Principal Held For 'Defrauding' Medical Aspirant

Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Police on Saturday put a former principal of a medical college under arrest on charges of duping a medical aspirant of Rs 10 lakh. The accused, Prem Ranjan Ojha, the ex-principal of a local private physiotherapy institute in the city has been forwarded to court. The complainant who has been identified […]

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BJP Khordha District President Reappointed Within A Week After Removal

Khordha: Following wide-spread resentment within the party cadres and workers, the Khordha District president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who had been removed from his position by the state leadership a week ago, has been re-appointed. As per reports, Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra was removed from the position of BJP’s Khordha District President on November […]

Youth Held In Bhubaneswar For 'Carrying Unaccounted Cash Of Rs 30 Lakh'

Bhubaneswar: A youth was today held by the Commissionerate Police early morning after he was found carrying unaccounted cash of Rs 30 lakh in a sack in Khandagiri area of Bhubaneswar. The youth, identified as Mahabir has been taken to the Khandagiri Police Station for interrogation with regard to the cash found in his possession. […]

Bike-Borne Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With each passing day, it seems Bhubaneswar is turning into a crime capital as there has been a sudden spurt in crime rate even since lockdown restrictions were eased. In another loot incident the capital city, two bike-borne men snatched a gold chain worth Rs 70000 from a woman in Laxmisagar area on Thursday, […]

MV Act: Driving Without Helmet Will Now Lead To DL Cancellation In Odisha
MV Act: Driving Without Helmet Will Now Lead To DL Suspension In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to stricten enforcement of Helmet Law and curb accident related deaths in the State, the Odisha government has come up with a stringent move of suspension of the driving license (DL) of the persons found driving motor cycles without a helmet. In a letter to the Director General of Police (DGP) […]

Reopening Of Colleges, Universities In Odisha Likely To Get Delayed, Says Minister
Reopening Of Colleges, Universities In Odisha Likely To Get Delayed, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: The reopening of colleges, universities and other higher education institutes across the State is likely to get delayed in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, informed Higher Education minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday. Speaking to media Sahoo said, “As per the Central and State governments’ guidelines, decision on reopening of colleges and universities […]

No Major Differences In The Ways Pakistan And Odisha Are Governed: Jayanarayan Mishra
No Major Differences In The Ways Pakistan And Odisha Are Governed: Jayanarayan Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Launching scathing attack on the Odisha government, senior BJP leader and Sambalpur MLA Jayanarayan Mishra on Thursday said there were no major differences between the ways Pakistan and Odisha are governed. Speaking to media the saffron party leader said, “While Pakistan is run by the Army, bureaucrats rule the roost in Odisha. Those, who […]

Odisha Police ASI Caught Red-Handed Taking 'Rs 1500 Bribe'

Bhubaneswar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) at the Dhauli Police station in Bhubaneswar – Tofan Guru was on Wednesday caught red-handed by the Vigilance sleuths while allegedly taking bribe reportedly to hush up a case. As per reports, a complaint was filed at the Dhauli Police station on the outskirts of the capital city pertaining to […]