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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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Viral Audio Clip Of Suspended BJD MLA Triggers Political Storm in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A purported audio clip in which suspended BJD leader from Balasore, Jeevan Pradeep Das was heard saying, ‘BJP-BJD are one and the same’, has created a political storm in Odisha. Das, a former MLA from Balasore Sadar constituency, was recently suspended from the BJD by party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for ‘anti-party […]

Odisha: Congress Slams State Govt For Slashing Post-matric SC/ST Scholarship
Odisha: Congress Slams State Govt For Slashing Post-matric SC/ST Scholarship

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party on Saturday came down heavily on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government for reducing the post-matric scholarship amount for poor meritorious students belonging to SC/ST categories. The party has alleged that the State as well as the Centre is playing with the future of poor students by slashing the scholarship […]

OUAT Associate Professor Biswadip Jena Tops National-level PhD Entrance Test
OUAT Assistant Professor Biswadeep Jena Tops National-level PhD Entrance Test

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for the State, Biswadip Jena, an Assistant professor of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has secured top position in the general category of the national-level PhD entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Expressing happiness over his success Jena said, “I am elated that I secured the first […]

Mahanadi Water Dispute: Odisha Seeks Details Of Barrages From Chhattisgarh
Mahanadi Water Dispute: Odisha Seeks Details Of Barrages From Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has demanded Chhattisgarh to furnish details of the barrages constructed over the Mahanadi during a hearing in the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal over the water sharing dispute on Saturday. Odisha has asked Chhattisgarh to provide the necessary details in the common information format. While hearing the State government’s plea, the Tribunal said Odisha […]

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Priests Beat Gongs Again To Press For Temple Reopening

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government has clarified its stand on the reopening of religious places amid the prevailing pandemic situation, members of the Odisha Sevayat Sangha, a state-level priests’ association once again staged protest by beating gongs in the premises of the Ram Temple here today to press for the opening of temples. The […]

Bhubaneswar COVID-19 Update: 61 New Cases, 91 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: With detection of 61 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the total virus tally in the capital city rose to 29, 583 according to the data shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of the fresh cases, 48 are local contacts while the remaining 13 are from quarantine, the civic body […]

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PNB ATM Looter Duo Hopped Cities By Flights To Identify Targets

Bhubaneswar: From Delhi to Chandigarh or Bangalore, the two criminals arrested for their alleged involvement in the loot of an ATM kiosk in Bhubaneswar hopped cities across the country to identify the targets, police said. The duo, identified as Samarjyot Singh and Zafar Sadiq, from Punjab and Kerala, respectively, were part of an inter-State gang […]

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BJP Demands Arrest Of OAS Officer's Father-In-Law Over 'Minor Girl Rape' In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The alleged rape of a minor tribal girl by the father-in-law of an OAS officer in Bhubaneswar has sparked off a massive outrage with the activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today launching protests outside the BMC zonal office in Chandrasekharpur area here demanding action the culprit. “Even though a complaint has been […]

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PNB ATM Loot Case Cracked: Two Inter-State Robbers Arrested From Vizag

Bhubaneswar: Two inter-State robbers, who were involved in a major ATM loot case in Bhubaneswar, have been arrested by the Vizag police, Twin City Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Sarangi said on Friday. While addressing a press conference, Sarangi informed that the two accused- Samarjyot Singh who hails from Punjab and Zafar Sadiq a native of Kerala […]

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Shocking: Son Locks Ailing Father In Bathroom For 8 Days; Cops Finally Rescue

Bhubaneswar: An elderly man, who was allegedly locked in the bathroom of his house for 8 days by his son and daughter-in-law, was finally rescued by the police on Thursday. The shocking incident has been reported from Palasuni area on the outskirts of the Smart City. Even hours after his rescue, the shocked elder, believed […]

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Tehsildar Attacked By Mining Mafia In Khordha; 1 Person Detained, 2 Tractors Seized

Khordha: The Tehsildar of Bolagarh, Dhobei Nayak on Thursday sustained multiple injuries after he was allegedly attacked by stone quarry mafia near Gopalpur in Khordha district. Nayak was assailed along with some other staff of the Tehsil when they reached a morrum quarry at Gopalpur to conduct a raid. A complaint in connection with the […]

Bhubaneswar COVID-19 Update: 68 New Cases, 115 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: With detection of 68 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the total virus tally in the capital city rose to 29,522 according to the data shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of the fresh cases, 54 are local contacts while the remaining 14 are from quarantine, the civic body said […]

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Central Farm Laws: Farmers Scuffle With Police During Nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high at the national highway in Bhubaneswar on Thursday following a protest by Nabanirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS), a farmers outfit, as part of the nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’ protest against the central farm laws. The outfit staged a demonstration protesting three farm laws including stoppage of the minimum support price (MSP) mechanism, which […]

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Nikita Tomar Murder: Hindu Jagaran Manch Stages Protest In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of the Hindu Jagaran Manch (HJM) held protests against the cold-blooded murder of Nikita Tomar– a Faridabad-based college girl who had been shot dead following a failed kidnapping bid– at Pokhariput on Thursday morning. The HJM condemned the brutal incident and termed the crime as ‘love jihad’. During the protest, HJM […]

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Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly From Nov 20, Supplementary Budget On First Day

Bhubaneswar: The Winter Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will commence from November 20, a notification released by the Assembly secretariat informed on Wednesday. The schedule stated that the Supplementary budget for the State will be tabled on the first day of the session, i.e. on November 20. The sittings will continue till December 31, […]

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COVID-19: Active Cases Drop Below 1000 In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The active cases of COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar dropped below 1000 on Wednesday after 142 patients recovered from the viral infection in the last 24 hours. The capital city registered 75 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 29454. Out of the 75 cases, 14 were […]

CM Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates 3 Sports Facilities
CM Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates 3 Sports Facilities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated three sports facilities in the State on Monday. While innaugurating the sports facilities, Patnaik said the State would launch grassroot programmes to provide opportunity for budding talents. Moreover, he also announced that a synthetic-turf hockey training facility would be constructed in Chhatrapur. Out of the three new facilities, […]

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Vegetable Price Hike: Youth Congress Activists Burn Effigy Of Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Youth Congress activists held a unique protest at the Master Canteen square on Monday against the unprecedented hike in vegetable prices which has put households across the state to hardship during the festive season. The party activists, wearing garlands made of vegetables raised slogans against the Odisha government and the Centre holding them responsible […]

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OTV Targeted Again: Top Political Leaders Slam Odisha Government’s Vindictive Action

Bhubaneswar: Top political leaders cutting across party lines have condemned the repeated vindictive attacks and action against OTV and its employees by sets of law enforcement agencies and administrative officials allegedly at the behest of Odisha government. Leaders from major opposition parties including Congress and BJP slammed the Odisha government and the Odisha Crime Branch […]

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Bhubaneswar COVID-19 Update: 83 New Cases, 201 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: With detection of 83 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the total virus tally in the capital city rose to 29,236 according to the data shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of the fresh cases, 63 are local contacts while the remaining 20 are from quarantine, the civic body said […]

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Low Pressure Forms Over Bay Of Bengal; Rain & Thunderstorm Alert For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha will experience light rainfall and thunderstorm in the next four to five days, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar informed on Saturday. As per the latest IMD bulletin, a low pressure area has formed over East-central Bay of Bengal off the Myanmar coast under the influence of […]

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Bhubaneswar COVID-19 Update: 81 New Cases, 226 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: With detection of 81 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the total virus tally in the capital city rose to 29,153, according to the data shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of the fresh cases, 62 are local contacts while the remaining 19 are from quarantine, the civic body said […]

Unlock Guidelines Announced; Here Are The Details
Odisha: Unlock-6 Guidelines Announced; Here Are The Details

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced guidelines for Unlock-6 that will remain in force in the State from November 1 to November 30, 2020. During the Unlock-6, the State government has decided to reopen all the schools from November 16. However, only students from class IX to class XII will be allowed to attend […]

Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch STF Seizes Brown Sugar Worth Rs 1 Crore, 1 Held
Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch STF Seizes Brown Sugar Worth Rs 1 Crore, 1 Held

Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch STF Seizes Brown Sugar Worth Rs 1 Crore, 1 Held Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch seized brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore during a raid near Baramunda bus stand area here in the capital city late on Friday night. According to sources, one person identified as SK […]

Odisha Govt Suspends Cuttack Deputy Collector
Covid-19: Govt Offices In Twin City To Function With 50% Staff In November

Bhubaneswar: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Odisha government has decided to run all State government offices in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar with 50 per cent of the total staff strength in November. According to notification issued by the General Administration and Public Grievances department, “All departments of the State government […]