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News from Rourkela

Known as the Industrial Capital of Odisha, It is the third-largest Urban Agglomeration in the State. The city is also popularly known as Ispat Nagar and Steel City. Rourkela Steel Plant which was set up with German collaboration is located in the city.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation
Swachh Survekshan 2021: Bhubaneswar Moves Up To 144 Rank, Rourkela Only City In Odisha To Get One Star Rating

Rourkela has been placed at 57th rank among 372 cities of India with population of 1-10 lakh in the Garbage Free City Category, informed the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) through a tweet.

medical negligence
Odisha Woman Dies After Transfusion Of Wrong Group Blood At Rourkela Govt Hospital

Based on the complaint, police have initiated a probe into the incident while the hospital authorities have also constituted a five-member medical team led by RGH Superintendent Jagadish Chandra Barik and started an enquiry.

Chhath Puja In Odisha
Chhath Puja Celebrated In Odisha Amid Strict Adherence To Covid-19 Protocols

The Chhath festival began on November 8 with the 'Nahai Khai' ritual and concluded today on November 11 with devotees performing 'Usha Arghya'.

Police Bust Extortion Racket In Rourkela: 3 Criminals With PLFI Links Held, Firearms Seized
Police Bust Extortion Racket In Rourkela: 3 Criminals With PLFI Links Held, Firearms Seized

Police said three 7mm pistols and around 55 rounds of ammunition including few of SLR automatic weapons and some improvised explosives were recovered from the criminals.

Vigilance Arrests Three Class-I Officers In Odisha
Three Class-I Officers Arrested In Odisha

In another case, Narottam Behera was intercepted near Tangi Check Gate in Cuttack while he was going to Bhubaneswar from Balasore in a car. The Vigilance team conducted a raid and recovered a total of Rs 89,290 unaccounted cash.

Aryan Khan
Drug Bust On Mumbai Cruise Ship: 2 Among 4 More Arrested Accused From Odisha’s Rourkela

The duo has been identified as Manish Rajgaria (30) and Avin Sahoo (30) while the other two are  Abdul Kadar Sheikh (30) and Shreyas Nair (23). They are residents of Jogeshwari and Goregaon (east) respectively. All four have been remanded to the NCB custody till October 11.

Woman Passenger Thrashed By RPF Staff For Ticketless Travel In Gitanjali Express; FIR Lodged
Woman Passenger Thrashed By RPF Staff For Ticketless Travel In Gitanjali Express; FIR Lodged

As per reports the alleged incident occurred in the train while it was approaching Rourkela station. The woman passenger, identified as Anita Raj, was beaten up by the RPF constable following a heated argument over travelling in the train without a ticket on Friday afternoon.

World Heart Day: Experts Bat For Adoption Of Digital Health To Cut Risk Of CVD
World Heart Day: Experts Bat For Adoption Of Digital Health To Cut Risk Of CVD

OTV Managing Director Jagi Mangat Panda flagged off the cyclothon event in the State capital as the Chief Guest on the occasion of World Heart Day 2021.

Congress Protest In Rourkela
Rain Fury In Odisha: Congress Workers Release Fish On Waterlogged Over Bridge In Rourkela

The Congress members on Wednesday released fishes on the waterlogged STI overbridge protesting the civic body's lacklustre attitude towards the drainage system in the Steel City

Job Vaccancy
NHM Odisha Recruitment 2021: Apply For Part Time Specialist Posts By Sept 15

The envelope containing the application should superscribe clearly name of the post applied for and no application will be received after scheduled date and time. 

Crime Rate Swinging Up In Rourkela, Monitoring System In Mess  
Crime Rate Swinging Up In Rourkela, Monitoring System In Mess  

Apart from small theft and burglaries, the safety of women has also evolved as one of the major concerns for the residents. The locals in the city have appealed to the administration to take immediate steps to tackle the situation time and time again, however, it has been alleged that the pleas have fallen on deaf ears. 

accident
Odisha: 4 Of Family Including 2 Children Killed in Road Mishap

The mishap took place when the family was returning to Rourkela from Kolkata. The ill-fated car hit the tree causing the death of a man, his wife and two children on the spot.

Results Of Online Semester Exams 2021 Declared
BPUT Declares Results Of Online Semester Exams 2021, Check Details 

Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) students can check their results by visiting www.bputexam.in.

Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium
India's Largest Hockey Stadium Opening In Rourkela Set For July 2022 Deadline

India's largest hockey stadium which is coming up in Rourkela will be completed by July 2022 ahead of the upcoming Men's Hockey World Cup in January 2023.

Odisha 5T Secretary Faces Ire Again During Rourkela Visit
Odisha 5T Secretary Faces Ire Again During Rourkela Visit 

Supporters of BJP’s Panposh organisational district on Wednesday protested the visit of Odisha 5T Secretary VK Pandian alleging land irregularities in the Civil Township area.

Odisha Civic Polls
Municipal Elections Delayed: Odisha Denying Rights To Citizens Despite Constitutional Mandate

For over two and half years, Municipal Bodies of Odisha are without elected representatives despite specific Constitutional mandate to hold Municipal Election before completion of the five year term of a Municipal Body.

Scene from University High School at Vanivihar in Bhubaneswar
In Pics: Reopening Of Schools For Class 9 Students Across Odisha

A look at various schools that reopened today after a hiatus of four long months:

Eminent Fashion Designer From Odisha Bibhu Mohapatra
My American Dream Fulfilled: Odia Fashion Designer Bibhu Mohapatra Once Left The Obamas Teary-Eyed

From a small-town boy in Odisha to setting up a famous fashion label in the United States of America (USA), ace fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra has come a long way.

Mastermind Of Rs 641 Crore Odisha GST Fraud Racket Arrested From Bhubaneswar
Mastermind Of Rs 641 Crore Odisha GST Fraud Racket Arrested From Bhubaneswar 

One of the masterminds involved in the fake invoice racket to the tune of Rs 641 crore was arrested from Bhubaneswar on Thursday.

Olympic hockey
Olympics hockey: Hopes Soar In Odisha As History Maker India Women Team Take On Mighty Argentina Today

Players at Panposh hockey stadium in Rourkela pin high hopes in the Indian Women's hockey team which is going to take on powerful Argentina today in the semifinal of Tokyo Olympics

Director, Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) in Odisha, CBK Mohanty
‘No Need To Panic Over D-2 Dengue Strain’; Separate Dengue Wards In Odisha Hospitals

The Health Department has directed all the government-run hospitals to open dedicated dengue wards to deal with the situation

Child Trafficking In Rourkela
Rourkela Child Trafficking Racket: Baby Girl Sold For Rs 1 Lakh, Boy At Rs 4 Lakh

The child trafficking racket unearthed in Rourkela revealed before the Police that baby girls were sold for Rs 1 lakh each while a boy fetched Rs 4 lakh

Child Sale racket
Child Sale Racket Busted In Odisha, 7 Including 2 Women Arrested

Crime rate in Odisha seems to be on a rising trend as murder, rape and several such cases are being reported on a regular basis from the State.

Makru Bridge
Rourkela Steel Plant Supplies Steel For Makru Bridge Of Manipur

The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has supplied steel for the Makru bridge of Manipur, which was inaugurated by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Brown sugar seized
Odisha: Five Arrested Separately For Trading Brown Sugar, Ganja In Rourkela

Police today claimed to have arrested five drug peddlers allegedly involved in brown sugar and Ganja trade in the city on Friday.

One Of World's Heaviest Coins Is Made Of 1 Kg Silver: Odisha Collector Shares Detail
One Of World's Heaviest Coins Is Made Of 1 Kg Silver: Odisha Collector Shares Detail

The coin collector has a rare Uma Rupia note (Portuguese circulated) of 1924.

sail jobs 2019
SAIL Recruitment 2021: Rourkela Steel Plant Announces Fresh Vacancies, Salary Upto Rs 1.2 Lakh

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to apply for the vacancy through the official website of SAIL- sailcareers.com on or before July 12, 2021.

RSP Strike
Labour Unions Shut Down Rourkela Steel Plant Over Wage Revision

Members of several labour unions today began a 24-hour demonstration in front of the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) seeking fulfilment of an eight-point charter of demands including wage revision. Thousands of labourers and employees have launched a protest since 5 am in front of different gates of the plant.

'Corruption' In Rourkela Central Park Construction
Rourkela Central Park ‘Corruption’: BJD MLA Sarada Nayak Ringleader, Says Opposition

The Opposition political parties in Rourkela have levelled allegations of a massive corruption to the tune of over a crore of rupees in the construction of the central park in Chhend area of the Steel City.

GST Fraud
Bhubaneswar Scrap Dealer Arrested For Rs 10 Cr GST Fraud

A joint team of police and GST officials on Monday arrested a man for allegedly creating fictitious firms and committing Input Tax Credit (ITC) fraud to the tune of Rs 10 crore in the capital city.

Cash Loading Firm Employee Held For Stealing Rs 34 Lakh From ATMs
Cash Loading Firm Employee Held For Stealing Rs 34 Lakh From ATMs

A B.Tech graduate employed with a private company that provides cash loading services to banks was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing cash to the tune of Rs 34 lakh from ATMs.

COVID-19 Vaccine
Woman Dies In Odisha's Rourkela, Family Alleges Vaccine Side-Effects

A 32-year-old woman allegedly died after she was administered Covid-19 jab in Odisha.

Huge Haul Of Non-Duty Paid Liquor Worth Over Rs 20 lakh Seized In Rourkela
Huge Haul Of Non-Duty Paid Liquor Worth Over Rs 20 lakh Seized In Rourkela

The accused were illegally procuring such non-duty paid liquor from various sources via Bokaro and Ranchi. The consignment was being smuggled in a various fruit or grocery laden vehicles in a clandestine manner.

Rourkela Waterlogging
Rourkela Stares At Severe Waterlogging Woes Due To Drainage Issues

Smart City Rourkela is likely to witness massive waterlogging problems during monsoon due to the unresolved drainage issues in the region.

Rourkela Selected In 2021 Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge
Rourkela Among Two Indian Cities To Make It To 50 Finalists In Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge

The Steel City of Rourkela has been selected as only one of the two towns in India to make it to the list of 50 Champion Cities in the 2021 Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge, a worldwide competition that encourages and spreads cities’ most promising ideas. The Rourkela Municipal Corporation took to Twitter to make the announcement. 

Rourkela Organises Special Covid Vaccination Drive For Foreign-Bound Beneficiaries
Rourkela Organises Special Covid Vaccination Drive For Foreign-Bound Beneficiaries

The civic body made special arrangements to inoculate the beneficiaries including students who will be traveling to foreign countries to study, work and participate in sports events.

Spurious Drugs Seized In Rourkela
After Cuttack, Spurious Drugs Seized In Rourkela

As many as 300 strips of medicines unsuitable for human use and manufactured by a dubious firm were seized from two stores in the Steel City of Rourkela on Saturday.

Sabitri Festival
Shoppers In Odisha Throw Covid Norms To Wind On 'Sabitri' Eve

A day before the ‘Sabitri Brata’-an auspicious occasion for married women in Odisha- market places having fruits, saree and cosmetic shops across the State witnessed heavy rush on Wednesday despite the lockdown restrictions.

Melody troupe
Lockdown Robs Life, Livelihood Of Melody Artistes In Odisha

Their professional commitment and artistic skill entertained many and added colour to festive events and special occasions.

Covid Second Wave: Lockdown 3.0 Begins In Odisha
Covid Second Wave: Lockdown 3.0 Begins In Odisha (In Pictures)

The weekend shutdowns will continue as usual starting 6 pm of Fridays till 5 am of Mondays. However, vaccination and testing for Covid-19 will continue as per the protocols laid out by the State Health Department at designated centres.

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