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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.

Depression To Cross WB & Bangladesh Coast Today; Gusty Winds To Lash North Odisha, Warning Continues At Ports

Bhubaneswar: Even though Odisha has been spared from witnessing a heavy spell of rain today, several districts in North Odisha will experience squally winds under the influence of the depression in the next 12 hours. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 Kmph is likely prevail over north Odisha coast during next 12 […]

Fourth ‘Green Corridor’ In Bhubaneswar To Shift Critically Ill Patient

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Friday created a special ‘Green Corridor’ to facilitate the shifting of a critically-ill patient from a private hospital in Nayapalli to the Bhubaneswar International Airport. As per reports, a special route was created for shifting the patient from Puri district who is being airlifted to Hyderabad. As per reports, the […]

No Flood Threat Despite Heavy Rainfall Forecast For Odisha: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Even as several districts of Odisha are expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next few days under the impact of a likely deep depression over Bay of Bengal, there is no imminent flood threat, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena on Thursday. #Odisha Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep Jena speaks […]

Bhubaneswar COVID-19 Tally Breaches 28k Mark With 201 New Cases

Bhubaneswar: With 201 new COVID-19 positive cases getting detected in the last 24 hours, the total cases in the capital City rose to 28,110, according to the data shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of the fresh cases, a whopping 137 were local contact cases while the remaining 64 were quarantine cases, the civic […]

Red Alert Issued For 4 Odisha Districts as Depression To Intensify Into Deep Depression

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued ‘Red Warning’ (Heavy to very heavy rainfall) for four districts in Odisha. As per the latest weather advisory, yesterday’s well marked low pressure area over west-central Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a Depression over northwest & adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal. The system is likely […]

River Embankment Damage: BJD MLA & JE Responsible, Says Sura Routray

Bhubaneswar: Politics is now active over the breach of an embankment on the Kelua river in Ramapur area, under Dharmasala block, which was allegedly blown off using dynamites during the recent floods in Odisha. Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Thursday trained guns on the Odisha government, holding BJD MLA Pranab Kumar Balabantaray and Junior Engineer […]

Odisha: RTOs To Remain Open During Dussehra Holidays

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport Department (STA) on Thursday announced that the all regional transport offices (RTOs) will remain open for two days during the Dussehra holidays. Such decision has been taken to facilitate registration of vehicles during the festive season. The RTOs will remain open from 3 PM to 5 PM on October 24 and […]

Bhubaneswar: NIA Picks Up Student For Questioning
Odisha: Student Under NIA Scanner For Trying To ‘Access Dark Web’

Bhubaneswar: The National Investigation Agency picked up a student from Khandagiri area on Wednesday reportedly over his attempt to access the dark web. A two-member team of the country’s premier probe agency took the student and interrogated him at Khandagiri Police Station for around 5 to 7 hours.  Later the student was released by the […]

Weather Alert: Met Predicts Rain, Issues Yellow Warning For 7 Odisha Districts
Weather Alert: Met Predicts Heavy Rain, Issues Yellow Warning For 7 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s Regional Centre here issued yellow warning for seven districts- Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore on Wednesday. According to a bulletin issued by the weather office, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over these districts in the next 24 hours. Moreover, […]

DA Case: Vigilance Raids Bhubaneswar R&B Division Assist Engineer’s House  
DA Case: Vigilance Raids Bhubaneswar R&B Division Assist Engineer’s House  

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday conducted simultaneous raids at five places associated with Sarada Prasad Gauda, assistant engineer of Bhubaneswar R&B Division-5, on charges amassing properties disproportionate to his know sources of income. According to sources, several teams of the anti-corruption agency raided Gauda’s three-storied building at Ganga Nagar, parental, relative and in-law’s houses in […]

Low Pressure Forms Over Bay Of Bengal; Heavy Rain Likely In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After a brief dry spell, several parts of Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall activity in the next three days, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday. As per the latest weather bulletin, a Low Pressure area has formed under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over central parts of Bay of […]

Balasore Bypoll: BJP Moves CEO Over Alleged Code Of Conduct Violation By Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the BJP on Tuesday moved the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) alleging violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) which is now in force for the ensuing by-election in the Balasore Sadar Assembly Constituency. The five-member delegation of BJP led by Jatin Mohanty submitted a memorandum and alleged that despite guidelines, […]

6 Killed, 20 Injured In Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least six persons were killed while 20 others sustained multiple injuries in separate road mishaps reported from different parts of Odisha on Tuesday. In Mayurbhanj, three persons lost their lives after being crushed under the wheels of a speeding truck. The trio was reportedly travelling in a two wheeler when a trawler hit […]

COVID-19 trend declining, but no time to be complacent: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday appealed the people of the State not to lower guard against COVID-19 as there are chances of rise in the number of infections particularly during the upcoming winter and festive season. With the festivities round the corner, Patnaik urged people not to congregate at public places and […]

Bhubaneswar Filling Station Explosion: Petroleum Ministry Officials Visit Spot, Start Probe
Bhubaneswar Filling Station Blast: Petroleum Ministry Officials Conduct Probe

Bhubaneswar: Two senior officials from the Petroleum Ministry on Tuesday visited the petrol pump near Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar and carried out an investigation into the explosion which claimed one life and caused a massive destruction. According to sources, the officials questioned the filling station employees about the mishap. Notably, an underground CNG tank of […]

GPH Assistant Executive Engineer Under Vigilance Scanner
Odisha: GPH Assistant Executive Engineer Under Vigilance Scanner

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday conducted simultaneous raids at six places associated with Rabindra Nath Pradhan, assistant executive engineer of General Public Health (GPH) division-II, on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income. According to sources, several teams of the anti-corruption agency raided Pradhan’s double- storied building at Nayapalli, an apartment […]

Odisha Plus-II Optional Paper Exams From November 5; Know Details

Bhubaneswar: The pending Odisha Plus-II optional paper exams will begin from November 5 and continue till November 7, a notification issued by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) today said. The exams of the subjects, which could not be conducted or grace mark was given, will be held at 56 examination centres across the […]

All Committees Of OPCC To Be Reorganised By October End: Pradeep Majhi
All Committees Of OPCC To Be Reorganised By October End: Pradeep Majhi

Bhubaneswar: All committees of the Pradesh Congress (state Congress) will be reorganised by the end of this month, said the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president Pradeep Majhi, on Monday. Speaking to media, Majhi said, “As promised, the Odisha Congress in-charge Chellakumar has appointed all district presidents. Efforts are on to form block level […]

Heavy Rainfall Alert For 5 Odisha Districts in the next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Monday issued heavy rainfall warning for five Odisha districts in the next 24 hours. As per the latest weather advisory, a fresh low pressure area is likely to form over central Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours which is likely to trigger […]

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Miscreants hurl bombs in Khordha, 2 Injured

Khordha: At least two persons were injured after unidentified miscreants hurled seven bombs at a house at Mundasahi area in Khordha town on Sunday. According to reports, one man and a woman today sustained multiple injuries in the bombing incident. Both the injured have been admitted to Jatni Hospital. Sources said that the miscreants lobbed […]

'Ready To Tackle Any Situation Arising Out Of Heavy Rainfall In Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: The Water Resources Department on Sunday swung into action and initiated a number of measures to deal with any situation arising out due to heavy rainfall as predicted by India Meteorological Department (IMD). Jyotirmay Rath, Engineer-in-chief of the Water Resources department today informed that IMD has predicted moderate rainfall in Ganjam and Gajapati on […]

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Odisha: 2 Persons Killed In Separate 'Physical Assault' Incidents

Baripada/Khordha: Two persons were allegedly thrashed to death in two separate incidents in Odisha on Saturday. The first incident was reported from Asurkhal village under Kaptipada police limits in Mayurbhanj district where one Rabindra Nayak was allegedly beaten to death by his brother-in-law, KartikNayak over a dispute involving an Ox. As per reports, Rabindra had […]

Odisha Govt Needs To Come Clear On CM’s Aerial Survey: BJP’s Prithviraj Harichandan

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took a dig at the Odisha government over Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s recent aerial survey of the flood-hit districts. Instead of harassing journalists under the guise of media report on CM’s aerial visit, the State government should present a clear picture on the entire issue, BJP general […]

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Low Pressure Over Bay of Bengal; These Odisha Districts To Experience Heavy Rainfall

Bhubaneswar: India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Saturday issued fresh heavy rainfall warning for several parts of Odisha. As per the latest bulletin, a cyclonic circulation lies over west-central Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh. Moreover, a fresh low pressure is likely to form over the central Bay of Bengal around […]

Questions Raised Over CM Naveen Patnaik’s Aerial Survey Of Flood-Hit Districts
RTI Activist Poses Five Questions To Odisha CM Naveen On Claims Of His Aerial Flood Survey

Bhubaneswar: Raising serious questions over Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s aerial survey over flood-hit districts, RTI activist Pradip Pradhan has asked why the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) is mum over the row. Addressing a presser in the State capital, Pradhan questioned, “Has the CM really made an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts?  If yes, why […]