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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 […]

CM Naveen Asks VCs To Maintain Transparency In Varsities

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked the vice-chancellors of Odisha universities to maintain transparency in the recruitment of teachers and preserve discipline in the campus. Interacting with the VCs of 11 public universities here, Patnaik urged the varsity chiefs to elevate the academic excellence at the institutions to higher levels. “For enhancing the […]

Odisha DGP Puts Scanner On Illegal Stocking & Sale Of Pvt Publisher Books In English Medium Schools

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police Abhay has asked all the district police heads and DCPs in the State to take strong note and act against the alleged illegal stocking of private publisher books and their sale at exorbitant rates in various private English medium schools in the State. The DGP’s directive comes in the […]

All Women Crew Runs Goods Train In Odisha To Mark International Women’s Day

Bhubaneswar: To celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Friday ran a women’s special goods train from Khurda Road to Palasa in Andhra Pradesh. The train with all-women crew was part of a campaign of the Railway department to mark the International Women’s Day. The Khurda Road division of ECoR is […]

Lord Jagannath's Rs 545 Crore In Yes Bank: Shree Jagannath Sena Seeks Vigilance Intervention

Bhubaneswar: Amid raging outrage over deposit of Rs 545 crore belonging to Lord Jagannath in the crisis-hit Yes Bank, Shree Jagannath Sena, a local outfit, today sought the intervention of Vigilance department in this regard. The members of the outfit lodged a complaint with the DSP of Puri Vigilance division and demanded a probe to […]

Tarang Cine Productions' ‘Anu Didi Not Out’ all set for release on International Women’s Day

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the massive success of its first web series ‘Chumbak- A Love Beyond’, Tarang Cine Productions is all set to release ‘Anu Didi Not Out’ on International Women’s Day tomorrow. The world television premiere of the movie will be aired on Tarang Channel at 6.30 PM tomorrow. It will also […]

Denied Access To Crematorium, Elderly Woman Buries Son's Body In Forest

Balasore: An elderly woman was forced to bury the mortal remains of her son near a forest at Podasul village under Siadimala panchayat in the district on Friday after the villagers didn’t allow her to enter the village crematorium. Reports said Kamalini Rana’s 30-year-old son Jagannatha died of high fever yesterday. With the help of […]

Odisha Plus II Exam: 'Lapses' In Answer Sheet Despatch Raise Concerns

Baripada: Despite strict instructions for smooth conduct of Plus II examinations from the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), lapses were detected at Indira Gandhi Women’s College in Udala as the college authorities reportedly forgot to despatch answer sheets of two students to the Board office on Friday. As per reports, the college authorities sent […]

Twin Sisters Amaze With Singing & Dancing Talent

Koraput: They are identical and blessed with extra ordinary talent. Meet Upasana and Aradhana Sahoo, the twin sisters from Jeypore in Koraput district, who have carved a niche for themselves in the field of singing and dancing without any formal training. Be it bhajans or slokas, the twin sisters always set stage of fire with […]

Fake Currency Worth Rs 2 Lakh Seized By Crime Branch STF, 3 Arrested In Odisha

Bargarh: After launching a massive crackdown on narcotics trade, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch on Friday seized fake Indian currency notes with the face value of Rs 2,00,600 from Bargarh. Three persons- Manglu Malkhar (42), Sudarshan Mohanty (36) and Prafulla Meher (56) have been arrested in connection with the incident. Acting […]

Weather Alert: IMD Issues Yellow Warning For 13 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: Thunderstorm along with lightning is likely to occur at some places over 13 districts in the next 24 hours, warned India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. As per the latest weather bulletin, a cyclonic circulation now lays over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and its neighbourhood area between 0.9 and 2.1 km above the mean sea […]

Centre Assures To Set Up COVID 19 Testing Facility In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the increase of suspected coronavirus patients in the state, the Centre has assured to set up a COVID 19 testing facility at Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, said a statement from Health department. The Health Minister has also written a letter to the Union Health Minister requesting him to set up another […]

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Missing Irish National Suspected With Coronavirus Infection In Odisha Found In Bhubaneswar

Cuttack: An Irish national suspected to be infected with Coronavirus, who reportedly went missing from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack was found at a hotel in Bhubaneswar today. As per reports, the Irish man was suspected of being infected with the Coronavirus after he underwent screening at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in […]

Odisha Girl's Plastic-Free Vision: Plant Pen & Pencil To Grow Plants At Home

Puri: Pen and pencils used to write so far can also carry seeds to contribute in increasing green footprints, is what a young girl has been championing for. Apart from ensuring that pens and pencils made by her are made up of biodegradable substances and not wood, plastic or polymer, a former student of Puri […]

Blot On Khaki: Odisha Police Havildar Arrested For ‘Raping,’ Impregnating Minor Niece

Bhubaneswar: What would you do when law enforcers turn violators? Of late, many such cases against police personnel have surfaced tarnishing the image of the Odisha Police which recently came under the purview of Mo Sarkar initiative of the Odisha government. In one such case today, a police havildar was arrested on the charges of […]

'No bag day' on Saturdays for govt-run primary schools in Odisha's Ganjam

Berhampur: Students in government-run primary schools in Odisha’s Ganjam district no longer need to carry bags on Saturdays under a new initiative that comes into force later this week, an official said. The objective of the “no bag day” programme is to allow students of the clases 1 to 5 to learn in a stress-free […]

Odisha govt to provide 20 lakh pucca houses in 4 yrs

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the state government has set a target of providing 20 lakh concrete houses (pucca houses) to the poor in the next four years. On the occasion of Panchayati Raj Divas, the Chief Minister launched the Pucca Ghar Jogyata Adhikar Card (Eligibility Guarantee Card for Concrete House) […]

Tardy Progress And Alleged Mismanagement In JICA, AMRUT Projects In Cuttack Spark Concern

Cuttack: It now seems long ago when Odisha government kicked off its multiple mega projects including JICA and AMRUT- Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation as initiatives for development of Millenium City Cuttack. Residents of the silver city were quite hopeful that after completion of the projects, everyone will witness a spectacular makeover of […]

ISKCON Faces Ire Of Devotees For Attempting Another Untimely Rath Yatra

Puri: The ISKCON has once again dragged itself into another controversy by announcing to hold another untimely Rath Yatra despite widespread resentment against the authorities and repeated warnings by Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) against doing so. As per reports, a poster inviting devotees for the alleged untimely Rath Yatra under the pseudo name of […]

Third Cadaveric Transplant In Odisha: Brain Dead Woman’s Kidneys Donated To Save Two Lives

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: After two successful cadaveric kidney transplants in the State, two more persons struggling with renal failure are set to get a new lease of life with organ donation from a woman, who was declared brain dead by doctors. As per reports, the 45-year-old woman identified as Rajalaxmi Das, a resident of Delanga area in […]

Marriage turns into mourning as bride loses brother on Wedding Day

Angul: A perfect day of wedding celebration ended in a tragedy for a family of Bajapur village after the brother of bride-to-be died in a road mishap hours before the auspicious ceremony. Gut-wrenching as it may sound, the girl Sugyani (name changed) was still married off by her uncle’s family at a Shiva temple in […]

Odisha to seek coronavirus testing facilities

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to request the Centre for setting up coronavirus testing facilities in the state. The government would write to the Centre for testing facilities at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, and the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, said Health Secretary Nikunja Dhal here on Wednesday. “Our Health […]

Father Of Thalassemia-Affected Boy ‘Manhandled’ For Trying To Meet CM Naveen

Sundergarh: Amid the ‘Mo Sarkar’ slogans and big claims of Odisha government, father of a Thalassemia-affected boy was allegedly manhandled and misbehaved at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s public meeting in Sundergarh. As per reports, Kumuda Kishore Mahato of Sundergarh was at the public meeting with his ailing son to meet the CM so that he […]

Odisha govt advisory to keep coronavirus at bay

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has in its list of dos and dont’s asked people to avoid hugging, shaking hands while greeting and keep their workplace clean to ward off coronavirus infection. The state government issued the workplace advisory based on the containment plan prepared by the Health Ministry to tackle the Covid-19 disease. Also Read: […]

Chicken, Eggs Not Linked To Coronavirus: Odisha Poultry Forum Allays Fears

Bhubaneswar: Amid rumours regarding link of poultry and eggs with the deadly novel Coronavirus that led to a sharp drop in the sale of the products, the All Odisha Poultry Forum (AOPF) has appealed to the people not to get carried away by such rumours. Addressing a presser, AOPF president Haramohan Dash on Tuesday said, […]

Odisha records 11% growth in GST collection

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has recorded a growth of 11 per cent in the collection of gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) during the period from April 2019 to February 2020, a statement said on Tuesday. The state has made a total collection of Rs 27,044.37 crore during the period against a collection of Rs 24,325.79 crore […]