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Weather Alert: Depression to trigger heavy rain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued heavy rainfall warning for Odisha in the next 24 hours. As per the special bulletin issued by IMD, the depression over Northwest Bay of Bengal has moved west-northwest wards with a speed reaching up to 16KM/HR and will cross Balasore coast by tonight. Under its impact, rain […]

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Election: BJD set to play key role

Bhubaneswar: With battle lines drawn for the election of the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha on August 9, all eyes are now on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) which holds the key as neither the NDA nor the UPA hold a clear majority in Rajya Sabha. Though BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen […]

OJEE 2018: 2nd phase online registration for MBBS, BDS courses today

Bhubaneswar: The second phase registration for admission into MBBS and BDS courses to fill the vacant seats in various medical colleges across the State will be held today. The admissions will be held between August 13 and 18. The students can register online for admission to the courses from 10 am to 11.59 pm today, […]

Heavy rain cripples normal life in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Educational institutions were closed, roads snapped at several places and normal life was thrown out of gear in many parts of Odisha today following heavy rains since last 24 hours. Low lying areas in almost all disctricts including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar remained waterlogged due to the incessant rain triggered by […]

‘Bol Bom’ devotees throng Shiva shrines on second Somvar

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of Bol Bom devotees, clad in saffron garbs carrying pots full of sanctified water on their shoulders, walked miles to reach different Shiva shrines across the state to offer prayers to Lord Shiva on the auspicious occasion of second Shravan Somvar today. A large number of Kanwariyas were seen making a beeline before […]

3 years on, hospitals built at cost of Rs 10.63 crore still non-functional

Puri: Even though the State government spent Rs 10.63 crore to build hospitals in Puri and Konark three years back, healthcare services still remain a distant dream at these hospitals. Fate of these hospitals is hanging in balance due to an internal conflict between the Health department and authorities of the Ayush training. As per […]

Rayagada admin to bear medical expenses of girl with rare condition

Rayagada/Cuttack: The Rayagada district administration will bear the entire medical expenses of the 19-year-old girl Mita Sabar of Perupanga village of Rayagada district, who suffers from a rare medical condition that has led to abnormal growth of her right hand. Rayagada Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Dr Chandrika Das informed that after conducting primary tests […]

Op-Ed: Dear TV Channels, Your Twin City Bias Is Showing!

Last week, the appointment of senior IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty as the Commissioner of Twin City police replacing YB Khurania made big news in the local media. As soon as the announcement was officially made, it was splashed across TV channels as ‘Big Breaking’/’Breaking News’. All TV channels went live when the new police chief […]

BJP reviews progress made on tasks assigned by Amit Shah

Bhubaneswar: Members of the State BJP today met to review the progress of organisational works assigned by national party president Amit Shah. As per reports, BJP national general secretary (organisation) Soudan Singh, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders of the party also attended the meeting. A decision was taken to sensitise villagers in […]

3 Odias among 14 killed in Andhra Pradesh Stone Quarry Blast

Bhubaneswar/Vijayawada: The death toll in the explosion at the stone quarry in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district rose to 14 with police today claiming that three of the deceased labourers are from Odisha. Of the three, two have been identified as Durjyadhana Nahak and Manoranjan Nahak of Bandhatala Nuagaon village under Rambha police limits of Ganjam […]

Odisha's first skill development museum inaugurated

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the state’s first skill museum at Khapuria ITI in Cuttack. The museum contains various antique items including old equipments, machines, and innovative project designs by students which have been collected since 1906. “I am happy that a number of good initiatives have been taken up by Odisha Skill […]

SC order on Puri Srimandir reforms: SJTA to submit affidavit by August-end

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will submit an affidavit by end of this month on steps taken after Supreme Court’s directives on Srimandir reforms. The decision was taken during a meeting between SJTA officials and different servitor associations today. According to sources, the meeting discussed how devotees can have smooth darshan of deities […]

Op-Ed: Well done Ishy!

My perennial complaint against Ishant Sharma has been that he has never really been a match winning bowler; one who can take wickets in a heap like, say, a Bhuvneshwar Kumar or a Mohammed Shami. But after his performance at Edgbaston on Friday, I have absolutely nothing to complain about. There were two things that […]

Fate of medical college in Rourkela hanging in balance

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: The proposed medical college at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela is in a limbo amid conflicting directives of the Union Health and the Human Resource Development ministries. The Health ministry had in April wrote to the director of NIT-Rourkela to submit a project proposal for establishment of a medical college and hospital with […]

Is Odisha govt wilfully forestalling permanent HC bench in western Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: The long-standing demand for a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in Western Odisha once again became a subject of debate as the three major political parties in the State- BJP, BJD and Congress – engaged in political mudslinging after the matter was raised in the Rajya Sabha today. In reply to a question […]