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27 Child Workers Rescued In Odisha While Being Trafficked To Andhra Pradesh

Bhadrak: Bhadrak Rural Police on Saturday rescued at least 27 children, including 17 minor girls from a house at Jitanaga village. It is suspected that all the rescued children were to be engaged as workers in a company in Andhra Pradesh. Acting on a tip-off, the police team conducted a raid and rescued the children […]

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Rourkela NIT Research Scholar Claims To Have Developed Coronavirus Screening App

Rourkela: As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world and countries like India are bracing up to fight the pandemic, screening of the infection is the most vital part of combating the infectious disease that has so far claimed more than 5000 lives globally. A research scholar in Rourkela has now claimed to have […]

COVID19 impact: Inflation rate will plunge to 2% by Dec 2020, says SBI Research

Bhubaneswar: When the novel Coronavirus, displaying no ‘Karuna’ is on infection spree globally, including India, here comes the COVID-19’s big  – somewhat positive- impact on the harassed common man on streets. The rate of inflation in the country is predicted to drop to mere 2 per cent by December 2020. From vegetables to eggs, fish […]

Survived Only On Fruits And Noodles: Odisha Techie Evacuated From Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship In Japan Recounts Horror

Berhampur: Stranded for nearly one and half months in a Coronavirus-hit cruise ship off Japan coast, Odia techie Shivasis Nayak finally returned to his hometown Berhampur post 14 days of quarantine period in Delhi. Speaking to OTV, Nayak said the survival conditions were tough on-board the cruise ship as the number of coronavirus positive cases […]

BMC To Snap Power And Water Supply Of Holding Tax Defaulters

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of non-payment of pending holding taxes, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to go tough on such habitual defaulters. The civic body has decided to disconnect water and electricity supply of the defaulters who are yet to respond to notices shot to them to clear the pending holding taxes. In a letter […]

Odisha Woman saved From Train Mishap by RPF Constable Begins New Life

Bhubaneswar: They were strangers before they met by chance during a freak mishap at Bhubaneswar Railway Station. An RPF constable, who had saved the life of a soon-to-be-married woman from the jaws of death at Bhubaneswar railway station, became the special guest at her wedding. RPF constable Subrat Kumar Moharana recently attended the wedding of […]

Odisha Govt Implements COVID-19 Regulations With Immediate Effect

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Friday approved the Odisha Covid-19 Regulations 2020, a set of health advisory measures for immediate implementation at all level in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic across the globe. As per the directive, the State government has made it clear that ‘Empowered Officers’ – Director of Public Health, Director of Health […]

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Odisha Govt To Shut Down Over 6300 Schools In State

Bhubaneswar: As many as 6,340 schools in Odisha with a strength of less than 20 students will soon be closed, a notification issued by the State School and Mass Education department over implementation guidelines for the policy of rationalisation and consolidation of schools has revealed. The notice stated that around 11,517 schools of the State […]

AAI to provide Rs 1 Crore to AIIMS
AAI To Provide Rs 1 Crore For Infra Upgradation Of Bhubaneswar AIIMS

Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will provide medical equipment worth Rs 1 crore to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar in order to strengthen the treatment facilities at the State’s premier hospital. Director of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Baruda Venkateswara Rao informed about the development saying that the AAI […]

Coronavirus In India: Country Reports First Death, Total Positive Cases 72

New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging Indians not to panic, but stay vigilant to keep the coronavirus at bay, Thursday saw India withdrawing into a shell and fortifying its walls against the virus. It also witnessed first coronavirus death in Karnataka. A 76-year-old man, who had returned to Karnataka from Saudi Arabia about […]

RBI Allays Fears About Deposits In Pvt Banks Amid Row Over Srimandir Funds In Yes Bank

Bhubaneswar: At a time when opposition parties have turned the heat on the Odisha government for parking Sri Jagannath Temple funds in Yes Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday categorically stated that all depositors’ money is entirely safe in private banks. The clarification comes in the wake of media reports that some […]

GST Fraud Involving Rs 294 Crore Fake Invoices Busted In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The enforcement wing of the Commissionerate of GST and Commercial Tax on Thursday busted a major fraud in which fake invoices to the tune of Rs 294 were generated by 11 dealers in Bhubaneswar to evade GST. Two persons- Pramod Sahu and Vikash Sarogi have been arrested on the charges of generating fake invoices […]

Two Families Ostracised For Moving Court In Odisha

Bhadrak: Two families of Orali village under Tihidi block of Bhadrak district have been reportedly ostracised from the village and barred from utilising community facilities for last one month for taking legal route to settle a land-related dispute. The village heads have allegedly barred the two families of Bikram Behera and Rabindra Behera from speaking […]

Sensex plunges over 1,700 points, Nifty below 10,000

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex plummeted over 1,700 points on Thursday tracking similar cues in the global markets after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus as a global pandemic. All Asian indices also were trading in the red. WHO declared the disease a pandemic on Wednesday following which the Dow Jones Industrial Average also slumped […]

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New traffic fines: Over 23k e-challans issued in Odisha in 10 days

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Transport Offices(RTO) and the Police department have together issued 23,019 e-challans against violators of traffic rules across Odisha between March 1 and March 10. The RTOs across the State have issued 10,794 e-challans, of which 1340 e-challans have been issued for over speeding, 187 for using mobile phone while driving, 148 for […]

Coronavirus: Odisha Orders Strict Action Against Black Marketing Of Masks And Sanitizers

Bhubaneswar: Amid the spread of the novel Coronavirus, strict warning has been issued by the Odisha government that those found involved in hoarding and black marketing of protective masks and hand sanitizers will face stern action. The Directorate of Drug Control, Odisha today directed drugs inspectors across the State to be vigilant and conduct raids […]

Retrieve Lord Jagannath's Rs 545 crore parked in Yes Bank - opposition corners ruling BJD

Bhubaneswar: As expected, the second phase of the Budget Session of the Odisha Assembly began Wednesday on a stormy note. While Opposition BJP moved adjournment notice over Odisha government’s decision to park funds of Lord Jagannath in crisis-hit Yes Bank, Congress too created ruckus seeking an explanation from the Naveen-led BJD government over the issue. […]

Odisha loses more forests to fire than it adds!

Bhubaneswar: Here is a shocker. When Odisha could add mere 273.51 square Km (sq km) of forest area between 2017 and 2019, the State has lost a massive 310.15 sq km forest area to forest fires during the same period. The big howler emerged here is Odisha has topped the country with most number of […]

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Odisha Doctor's Humane Touch Wins Hearts

Balasore: A doctor is always a glimmer of hope in the darkness for patients but for people of Soro, Sukanta Kumar Sahoo is much more. A doctor of Soro Govt hospital in Balasore, Sukanta ‘s selfless acts for upliftment of local divyang and underprivileged people especially kids have been winning hearts of people in the […]

Woman Thrashed By Miscreants In Full Public View In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: Just two months after a Sikh man was murderously attacked in full public glare, an incident of lawlessness has once again come to fore in the capital city with the beating of a woman up by a group of miscreants in broad daylight over reported property dispute in Bindusagar area of Bhubaneswar. The matter […]

BJD candidates file nominations for 4 Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha, BJP unlikely to field candidate

Bhubaneswar: Four BJD candidates on Wednesday filed their nomination papers for the March 26 Rajya Sabha elections in Odisha. Subhas Singh, Munna Khan, Sujit Kumar and Mamata Mahanta submitted their nomination papers to the returning officer in the presence of BJD chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Several state ministers, MLAs and senior party leaders […]

15 Fall Sick In Odisha After Sipping ‘Pesticide-Laced’ Tea

Balasore: As many as 15 people have been taken ill, 11 of them critically, after taking tea allegedly laced with pesticide in Balasore district of Odisha today. The incident occurred at Ranasinghapur village in Bhogarai block of Balasore district when all of them complained of uneasiness after drinking tea while preparing food for a marriage […]

Odisha Girl Sold Off In Delhi By Male Friend Rescued

Sundergarh: A 25-year-old girl of the State was rescued from Delhi after allegedly being sold off by her male friend who took her to the national capital on pretext of marriage recently. According to source, one Sankar Bage had taken the girl hailing from Kucheita in Chandiposh area of Sundergarh district to Delhi on March […]

Srimandir Funds In Yes Bank Likely To Kick Up Storm In Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The second phase of the budget session of Odisha Assembly which is scheduled to commence today will begin on a stormy note in all likelihood as the Opposition BJP and Congress are planning to corner the government over its decision to park funds belonging to the Lord Jagannath in crisis-hit Yes Bank. According to […]

Coronavirus: Another Suspect Tests Negative In Odisha

Cuttack: One more person, who was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on suspicion of being infected by Coronavirus, tested negative for the deadly virus today. According to sources, the suspect hailing from Pattamundai in Kendrapara district had reportedly returned to the State from Oman recently. His blood and swab samples were […]

Fifteen Dead In Holi Revelry Mishaps Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Holi celebrations turned into tragedy after as many as 15 persons were reportedly drowned while taking bath after the festivities in separate incidents in Odisha on Tuesday. Two teenage boys identified as Subham Kumar Behera and Nishant Padhi of Netaji Nagar area in Cuttack drowned while taking bath in a river on the outskirts […]

Unable To Bear Son’s Torture, Elderly Parents In Odisha Leave Home

Jagatsinghpur: Taking care of parents in their old age is the responsibility of every child. But, nowadays several instances are coming to the fore where children are considering their elderly parents as burden and torturing them. Recently, such a heart-wrenching incident has come to light in Ersama area of Jagatsinghpur district where an elderly couple […]

Holi in COVID19 shadow:  Modi, Shah and Naveen for lockdown, Gen X bites revelry temptation

Bhubaneswar: Holi is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the colours of victory of truth over evil. But the spirit of the festival this year seems apparently under seize by an evil virus – the COVID-19. In less than a month, the virus has entered into as many as eight states. Pune (Maharashtra) and Punjab […]

Shifting Of Badambadi Bus Stand: 5T Secretary Takes Stock Of Preparation

Cuttack: The Millenium City of Cuttack is embracing for a makeover as the bus terminal at Badambadi is all set to be shifted to Khan Nagar for which 5T Secretary VK Pandian visited the bus terminal for review in the wee hours today. As per reports, Odisha government is pondering upon the idea of moving […]

Srimandir Funds In Yes Bank: Union Minister Alleges Kickbacks Behind Move

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no end to political blame game over parking of Rs 545 crore belonging to Lord Jagannath in crisis-hit Yes Bank as Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Monday alleged that the motive behind keeping the funds in the private bank was to earn commissions. “It is financial misconduct and also a […]

Former Odisha MLA Prahlad Behera Passes Away At 88

Bhubaneswar: After battling a prolonged illness, former MLA of Phulbani, Prahlad Behera passed away while undergoing treatment at VIMSAR Hospital in Burla, Sambalpur on Monday. He was 88. Prahlad, who was suffering from paralysis and diabetes, was admitted to the hospital a few days back. He breathed his last at around 4.30 AM today. A […]

Man Goes Missing In Mayurbhanj, Family Alleges Step-Mother’s Involvement

Mayurbhanj: It is now four days that Jagatnanda Mohapatra, a resident of ward no.11 in Udala town in district is missing. Though the family members filed a missing complaint, police are yet to trace his whereabouts. Moreover, the family alleged that Jagatnanda has been kidnapped by his step-mother following some dispute over insurance money of […]

Lawyer Thrashes Client Over Fee Dispute In Odisha, Video Goes Viral

Nayagarh: A complaint has been filed against a lawyer in Nayagarh district for allegedly assaulting his client in public view. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms. As per reports, one Ajay Barik from Shalapada under Fatehgarh police limits in the district was allegedly beaten up by a lawyer identified […]

International Women's Day: Lady Maoists Ditching Extremism For Good

Malkangiri: As the world marked the International Women’s Day (IWD) today to celebrate the empowerment of women, two top lady Maoist leaders in Odisha showed courage in defying left-wing extremism order. While a hardcore woman Maoist shunned the path of violence and surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district today, another female cadre has raised […]

Coronavirus Testing Facility Now Available At Bhubaneswar RMRC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health and Family Welfare department secretary Nikunja Dhal on Sunday appealed to the people of the State not to panic in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak across the globe while informing that a modern testing facility for diagnosis of the deadly viral infection has been opened at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) […]

Heart-Melting Reunion: NDRF Chief’s Tribute To His Teacher After 39 Yrs

Bhubaneswar: Hindu tradition considers a teacher as God in human form and a dispeller of darkness who is given highest veneration by people. He or she is a selfless individual who lays the foundation stone for the bright future of students. Even today the sacred relationship between a teacher and pupil in Indian society makes […]

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Opposition Fires Fresh Salvo At Odisha Govt Over Lord Jagannath’s Funds At Yes Bank

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties in Odisha on Sunday came down heavily on the State government over depositing Rs 545 crore funds belonging to Lord Jagannath in the crisis-hit Yes Bank. Addressing a presser here, State BJP general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan alleged that the parking of the funds in the cash-starved Yes Bank which has been […]

On International Women's Day, Odisha Police take a bow at women cops

Bhubaneswar: Odisha police on International Women’s Day joined the world to dedicate the day to the women cops serving in the police force for their tireless services in maintaining law and order in the State. Hitting upon a novel way to express gratitude, the Odisha Police took to the twitter and posted photographs of all […]

Living In The Dark: Several Odisha Villages Yet To Get Power Connection

Rayagada: Despite tall claims of Odisha government, people in several remote areas of the State continue to fight darkness. Several households in Chandrapur area of Rayagada district are yet to get power connection which is adversely affecting their day-to-day life. The residents of Brahagada village were ecstatic when installation work of electricity poles and meters […]

Miscreants use 'magic pen' to loot man in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the development of digitalisation in Odisha, people of the State are witnessing a rise in instances of new ways of fraudulence. While forging someone’s bank cheques to loot money is not new, report of miscreants using a certain type of pen with ‘vanishing ink’ to plunder money from the bank account of a […]