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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.

Covid19
Odisha Orders Over 387 Lakh Doses Of COVID Vaccines, Free For All

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Sunday ordered more than 387 Lakh doses of vaccines to two major COVID vaccine manufacturing companies in the country after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced to…

Odisha: Five Drug Peddlers Arrested, 1 Kg Brown Sugar Seized
Odisha: Five Drug Peddlers Arrested, 1 Kg Brown Sugar Seized

Bhubaneswar: A team of special task force (STF) of the Crime Branch on Saturday arrested five persons on charges of smuggling brown sugar in Barunei area near Khordha town. Over…

Vigil-at-Bhubaneswar-Railwa
Railway Steps Up Vigil At Bhubaneswar Station For West Bengal Returnees

Bhubaneswar: The Director of Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Chittaranjan Nayak on Friday said that special arrangements have been made at the station to track people returning from the neighbouring West Bengal.…

Shifting Of Major Haats In Bhubaneswar From April 26
BMC Begins Decentralisation Of Major Haats In Bhubaneswar: Check New Locations

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has begun the process of shifting major markets (Haats) in the capital city to decentralised alternate locations in view of the alarming rise in…

Bear-Cubs-Rescued
Watch: 5 Bear Cubs Rescued From Bhubaneswar Outskirts, Illegal Wildlife Trade Suspected

Bhubaneswar: The State forest department officials on Thursday rescued five bear cubs from the outskirts of the Capital City. As per reports, the bear cubs were spotted by some locals…

Market Place
BMC Issues New Guidelines For Bhubaneswar Parks, Markets

Bhubaneswar: On the heels of an alarming rise in daily COVID cases in Bhubaneswar, the local civic body, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday issued stricter guidelines for market places,…

Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar Sees Record Surge In COVID Cases, 468 Positive In 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: Registering a new record in daily COVID counts, the Smart City of Bhubaneswar reported as many as 468 new positive cases in the last 24 hours taking the total…

Pipili Bypoll
Covid-19 Surge In Odisha: BJD Not To Hold Election Rallies, Meetings In Pipili

Bhubaneswar: In a major announcement in the backdrop of the surging Covid-19 graph in the State, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the party will…

Pune
Brigadier From Odisha Commits Suicide At Pune Railway Station, Probe Begins

Pune/Bhubaneswar: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has started an investigation into the alleged suicide of a 57-year-old Army officer of Brigadier rank at the Pune railway station in Maharashtra on…

Ajit Mangaraj
Pipili Bypoll: Congress' Suresh Routray Pitches For Candidature Of Late Ajit Mangaraj's Wife

Bhubaneswar: Speaking about the Congress party’s prospects in the Pipili bypoll that has been postponed till May 13 after the demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj, veteran leader and MLA…

Biju Babu Once Turned Savior For Ramanand Sagar: A Least Discussed Fact About The 'Tall Man'
When Biju Babu Turned Godsend For Ramanand Sagar: A Little Known Story Of The Two Legends

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday paid rich tributes to visionary leader and great pioneer in the freedom movement of India, Biju Patnaik on his 24th death anniversary and remembered his legacy…

Odisha Students Steal Show By Clinching 3rd Prize In NASA Rover Challenge
Odisha Students Steal Show By Clinching 3rd Prize In NASA Rover Challenge

Bhubaneswar: A team of 10 school students of Odisha from Navonmesh Prasar Student Astronomy Team (NaPSAT), led by scientist Anil Pradhan, brought laurels for the State by winning the third…

Odisha: Politics Hots Up Over Naveen’s Letter To Modi On Covid Vaccine Supply
Odisha: Politics Hots Up Over Naveen’s Letter To Modi On Covid Vaccine Supply

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha is running out of Covid-19 vaccines, CM Naveen Patnaik’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the latter to make vaccines available in the…

Odisha Signs 2 MoUs For Cancer Hospital & Palliative Care Centre
Odisha Signs 2 MoUs For Cancer Hospital, Palliative Care Centre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Wednesday signed two Memorandums of Understanding for a state-of-the-art cancer care centre and a palliative care centre in Bhubaneswar. The first MoU was signed for Bagchi-Sri…

Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar Sees Record COVID Surge, 307 New Cases In 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: The daily Covid-19 cases in the Smart City of Bhubaneswar breached the 300-mark on Wednesday with 307 persons testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. Out…

Sambit Patra
Pipili Bypoll: Delang Tehsildar Working As Extended Arm Of BJD, Alleges BJP's Sambit Patra

Bhubaneswar: A BJP delegation led by party national spokesperson Sambit Patra met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Odisha on Wednesday to lodge a complaint against the Tehsildar of Delang alleging…

Odisha Govt To Set Up Water Academy At Bhubaneswar
Odisha Govt To Set Up Water Academy At Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Tuesday decided to set up a ‘Water Academy’ in the state capital here. The academy will function as a pioneering training and capacity building institution in…

Odisha Police Constable Fined Rs 2,000 For Not Wearing Mask
Odisha Police Constable Fined Rs 2,000 For Not Wearing Mask

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police on Tuesday said that it has fined a traffic constable Rs 2,000 for not wearing a mask when the state is implementing a special 14-day drive…

BMC Releases SOP For Observing Ramzan In Bhubaneswar, Find Details
BMC Releases SOP For Observing Ramzan In Bhubaneswar, Find Details

Bhubaneswar: In view of the COVID-19 spike across the State, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday released the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for observing the month of Ramzan in…

Robber
Odisha: Painter Who Swept 40 Houses Clean At Night Lands In Bhubaneswar Police Net

Bhubaneswar: He would paint a house during the day and sweep it clean at night. However, Dillip Kumar Nayak’s long run from law was cut short when the commissionerate police…

Covid Curbs On Pana Sankranti Celebrations In Bhubaneswar, SOPs For Ramzan Soon
Covid Curbs On Pana Sankranti Celebrations In Bhubaneswar, SOPs For Ramzan Soon

Bhubaneswar: In view of spike in COVID-19 cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday issued guidelines imposing restrictions on Pana Sankranti celebrations tomorrow. The Civic Body has prevented gathering…

Bhubaneswar Station
Stricter COVID Surveillance At Bhubaneswar Railway Station; Entry, Exit Routes Changed

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha witnessing a steep rise in the number of daily COVID cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now increased surveillance mechanism at railway station with the help…

Nandankanan
Odisha Plans To Save Endangered Pangolins From Extinction

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to save the Pangolins from extinction by gathering more information about their behaviour in the wild, the Odisha Forest Department is all set to set some…

Capital-Hospital
COVID Update: 2 Docs Test Positive In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two doctors of Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar have tested positive for novel-Coronavirus on Friday, informed the Director of the hospital, Laxmidhar Sahu. As per reports, one of the doctors…

Khordha
Political Outfits Push For Flyover At Khordha

Bhubaneswar: Demanding a flyover and underpass at Khordha, leaders from BJP, BJD and Congress came under one roof in front of the Collectorate of Khordha on Tuesday. A flyover in…