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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.

Contractual Peon Under BMC Disengaged From Service After Being Arrested For Selling Drugs

Bhubaneswar: A contractual peon attached to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was on Wednesday disengaged from service following arrest after being caught red-handed with brown sugar. The peon was arrested by a drug task force of Commissionerate Police earlier today. Brown sugar weighing 7.64 grams, 40 grams of gold, cash of Rs 42,050, 5 cell phones […]

Dhauli ‘Shanti Stupa’ Losing Sheen Sans Maintenance

Bhubaneswar: The natural beauty of ‘Shanti Stupa’ at Dhauli, popularly known as the ‘Peace Pagoda’, which attracts thousands of tourists from various places of State and outside, has been fading gradually in absence of proper maintenance. Thanks to official apathy, the sorry state of affair of the famous historical relic of King Ashoka has become […]

Bhubaneswar Minor 'Gang Rape' Case: Odisha DGP Appears Before HC Via Video Conferencing, Submits Status Report

Cuttack: The Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Wednesday appeared before the Orissa High Court via video conferencing in connection with the Bhubaneswar minor ‘gang rape’ case. According to sources, though the DGP submitted an affidavit and status report on the investigation into the case, the court expressed its displeasure over the progress […]

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Sarua Land Issue: Khurdha SDJM Directs Police To Register Complaints Filed By OTV

Khurdha: The court of the Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM), Khurdha has directed the officials at the Baghamari police station to register all complaints filed by Odisha Television Ltd (OTV) in three cases related to the Sarua land issue. The court also ordered the police to submit a detailed report by December 15 after conducting proper […]

No Question Hour During This Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly: Speaker
No Question Hour During This Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly: Speaker

Bhubaneswar: In view of present Covid-19 pandemic situation there will be no question hour during the Winter Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly, starting on November 20, informed Speaker Surya Narayan Patro on Wednesday. A decision in this regard was taken during an all party meeting convened today which was chaired by the Speaker of […]

Odisha Designates Special Hospital for Corona Warriors
Odisha Designates Special Hospital for Corona Warriors

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide better health care facility to doctors, health workers and Covid warriors, the Odisha government on Wednesday designated Aditya Aswini Hospital for the treatment of all frontline workers. In a letter to the Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) and Directorate of Health Services (DHS), Rajesh Kumar Agarawala, the […]

Odisha Clears 4 Industrial Projects Worth Rs 464.72 Crore
Odisha Clears 4 Industrial Projects Worth Rs 464.72 Crore

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday cleared four industrial projects worth Rs 464.72 crores. The 96th State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting held today here approved the projects. The SLSWCA headed by the Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy issued in-principle approval to the projects in the Metal & Metal Downstream and Food processing sectors […]

Odisha: Two Group Clash Over Cremation Ground; Forces Deployed

Khurdha: Tension erupted at Tansipatana village under the Tangi police station in the district on Tuesday after two groups of people clashed over a land dispute related to a cremation ground. The clashes broke out when some people were performing a cremation in the vicinity of some residential settlements to which another group opposed. The […]

Brown Sugar Worth Rs 25 Lakh Seized In Bhubaneswar; Drugs Peddler Arrested, Gun Seized

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Monday seized 254 grams of brown sugar following a raid at Kalinga Nagar area under Khandagiri Police limits. The cost of the brown sugar is estimated to be around Rs 25 lakh. As per reports, one drugs peddler, identified as Muna Sethi from Daspalla area of Nayagarh district has been […]

Odisha Weather Alert: Mercury To Dip Further After 5 Days

Bhubaneswar: Even as the current weather condition across Odisha remains dry, parts of the State may possibly see a considerable change in the cold conditions after five days, predicts Regional Meteorological Centre. With the winter setting in, the night or minimum temperature in several parts of Odisha is expected to dip in the coming days. […]

Odisha Sees Dip In Temperature, MeT Dept Predicts Further Drop
Odisha Sees Dip In Temperature, MeT Dept Predicts Further Drop

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha saw a dip in mercury with at least three places in the State recording 14 degrees Celsius. Daringbadi in Kandhamal district was the coldest in the State recording the lowest temperature of 13 degree Celsius on Saturday, informed the regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). According to the […]

Aditya Das' Wife Attempts Suicide, Critical
Aditya Dash Death: Wife Vidyashree Demands Quick Status Report From Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar: Vidyashree, the wife of deceased social activist Aditya Dash, has again brought allegations against the Odisha Crime Branch accusing the probe agency of delaying in submitting the status report in connection with the mysterious death case. As per reports, apart from submitting the status report, Vidyashree has further demanded that the Crime Branch should […]

Odisha: No Shraddha Offering At Bindusagar, Lingaraj Temple This Diwali

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Friday enforced restrictions on community observance of Paya Shraddha and Pinda Dana rituals at Bindusagar Lake and near Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar this Diwali in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation. A notification in this connection was issued by the BMC on Friday, that read, “In view of restriction […]

Another Loot In Bhubaneswar: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman In Busy Streets
Another Loot In Bhubaneswar: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman In Busy Streets

Bhubaneswar: Amidst festive season, the capital city seems to be witnessing a surge in crime rate posing a daunting challenge for the Commissionerate Police. Wednesday evening, two-bike borne miscreants allegedly snatched a gold chain from a woman’s neck while she was riding pillion on a bike with her husband in Kharavela Nagar area here. Following […]

10 Odisha Students Selected To Participate In NASA’s Rover Challenge
In A First, Indian Team Comprising 10 Odisha Students Gets A Chance To Participate In NASA’s Rover Challenge

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for the State, 10 students from Odisha have been selected to participate in NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Human Rover Challenge scheduled to be held next year. What’s more remarkable is that this is for the first time when a school team would be representing India at the international-level event. The […]

House-Arrest Like Situation At Sarua: 11 Days On, No End To Suffering Of Inmates, Including Women, Children

Bhubaneswar: Men, women, children and even elderly people have been living under house arrest like conditions for the last 11 days at the OTV and Tarang studio complex at Sarua in Khordha district. Some contractual labourers have been staging dharna in front of the studio’s gate and locked the front and the back gates of […]

Man Found Hanging In Saheed Nagar Building In Bhubaneswar, Suicide Suspected

Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped Saheed Nagar area in the capital city on Wednesday after a man was found hanging in a three-storey building here this morning. The deceased Jajulya Nath, is reportedly a resident of Pipili area in Puri district. Man found hanging from the iron railing of a three-storey building in Saheed Nagar area in […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly: Special COVID-19 Testing For All Ministers, MLAs & Staff

Bhubaneswar: Special arrangements have been made for COVID-19 tests of all ministers, MLAs and other staff ahead of the winter session of Odisha Assembly starting from November 20, informed Speaker, SN Patro on Tuesday. During a high-level meeting held with officials of the health department and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Patro informed that it has […]

OTV Targeted Again: Police Forcibly Pick Up Sarua Site In-Charge At 3.30 AM

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of police excess against OTV, another official of Odisha’s leading news channel was picked up forcibly by a posse of police personnel, who woke him up from sleep at 3.30 am on Tuesday, after barging into the channel’s studio campus at Sarua in Khurdha. A team of around 15 to […]

Captain Ashutosh Kumar
Bhubaneswar Sainik School Pays Tribute To Its Martyred Alumnus

Bhubaneswar: A day after Captain Ashutosh Kumar laid down his life, fighting terrorists near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machil Sector, rich tributes were paid to the brave martyr by Bhubaneswar Sainik School, his alma mater, on Monday. The wreath-laying ceremony was conducted at the Amar Jawan Memorial on the school premises […]

After Cuttack, No Bali Yatra In Bhubaneswar This Year Due To COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: After Cuttack, the much awaited Bali Yatra mahotsav in Bhubaneswar has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The decision was taken after a detailed discussion of the organising committee members with Twin City Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Sarangi on Monday. #Breaking Bali Yatra will not be organised in #Bhubaneswar this year in view […]

2 Poachers Held In Chilika, 13 Dead Migratory Birds Seized

Khordha: The officials of Tangi wildlife division on Monday arrested two poachers on the charges of hunting migratory birds in Chilika Lake, largest brackish water lagoon in the continent. At least 13 carcasses of migratory birds have been seized from their possession, a forest official said. The duo was nabbed from Bhusandapur area during patrolling […]

Odisha On Tenterhooks Over Possible COVID-19 Second Wave

Bhubaneswar: With a possible second COVID-19 wave on the cards, people in Odisha are now on tenterhooks even though the daily positivity graph is registering a downward trend. Though there has been a considerable drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases in November compared to the past two months, the situation is still alarming […]

OCA Treasurer To Represent Odisha In IPL

Khurdha: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) treasurer Bikash Pradhan has been nominated to represent Odisha in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League (IPL) in Dubai. Pradhan was a member of Khurdha Cricket Association before being selected as OCA office bearer. Following his selection to represent Odisha at the IPL, Khurdha Cricket Association felicitated him and […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Likely By February 2021!

Bhubaneswar: With scientists across the world working overtime to prepare a vaccine for Covid-19 by the year end, it is expected that the vaccine could be introduced in India as early as February,2021. Speculations became rife after Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate showed safety and efficacy during the phase 1 and 2 trials as well […]