News from Khurda

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: Sambit Patra Keeps Promise, Helps Poor Filarial Patient From Chilika

Khordha: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra played saviour to a man afflicted with filaria (elephantiasis) by personally admitting him to the AIIMS at Bhubanmeswar) for treatment as he had promised earlier. Patra was spotted carrying the filarial patient, identified as Santosh Barik of Ankula village from Chilika, by himself in an ambulance before admitting him […]

Woman Poisons Three Children, Two Succumb In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, two siblings died on Sunday after their mother allegedly made all three children consume poison and also drank it herself in an attempt to kill self in Mendhashala under Chandaka Police limits on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. While two children (aged 2 and 3 years both male) died under treatment […]

Suresh Routray
Pipili Bypolls: Delay In Congress' Candidate Announcement Sends Wrong Message, Says Suresh Routray

Bhubaneswar: Targeting his own party, Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Sunday said, inordinate delay in party’s candidate announcement for the impending bypolls of Pipili, is sending a wrong signal to the public. And the sooner they decide upon a name is better for the party. “We have sent five names to party’s central leadership in […]

Nandankanan Welcomes New Guests, White Tigress Bijaya Delivers 3 Cubs

Bhubaneswar: Spreading bouts of happiness for wildlife lovers, white tigress Bijaya gave birth to three cubs on Sunday at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar. As per the information provided by the zoo authorities, Bijaya delivered one cub in the morning and then delivered two more cubs in the afternoon. Nandankanan now has a total […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: Odisha Reports 208 Fresh Cases, 1 Death In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 cases surged further in Odisha on Monday when 208 persons tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, informed the State I&PR Department. The State also reported one death with the demise of a 35 years old male Covid positive patient of Kalahandi district. He was also suffering from diabetic keto-acidosis […]

Odisha: Girl Attempts Suicide In Bhubaneswar On Holi, Hospitalised

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a young girl attempted to commit suicide by cutting her wrist near busy Master Canteen Square in the Smart City on the occasion of Holi. The girl, whose identity is yet to be established, cut her wrist with a blade. She is undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital. According to […]

At 44.2 Deg C Bhubaneswar Hottest In Odisha, Mercury Breaches 73 Year Record
At 44.2 Deg C Bhubaneswar Hottest In Odisha, Mercury Breaches 73 Year Record

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar broke a 73 year record when the maximum temperature went up to 44.2 degree Celsius on Wednesday, the highest recorded temperature for the month of March ever since its formation as the State Capital in 1948. The Temple City was the hottest place in the State as well. The previously recorded maximum temperature […]

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Signages In Odia Mandatory In Khordha From Today

Khordha: With Odisha marking the 85th year of its formation as an independent State on Thursday, the district administration of Khordha announced to make Odia language mandatory on all signboards at all commercial establishments and shops from today. It was decided at a preparatory meeting for Utkal Divas. “We have decided to make the Odia […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]