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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 […]

Coronavirus-outbreak in Odisha
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 […]

Miscreants Gatecrash Wedding Reception, Decamp With Cash And Gold Ornaments

Bhubaneswar: Beware if you are planning to host marriage or any other function at a hotel or any other venue as miscreants posing as guests might turn up as party spoilers. In one such incident, a miscreant looted gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from a hotel where a wedding reception was being hosted by […]

Two Suspected Coronavirus Cases In Paradip: Odisha Ready To Tackle Situation, Says Health Minister

Paradip: At a time when already there is a worldwide concern over the coronavirus outbreak, two suspected cases were reported in Paradip forcing the entire State machinery to swing into action. An Uttar Pradesh-based couple, working as crew members in a ship docked at Paradip port on March 1, is suspected to have infected with […]

Earning While Learning: Odisha Student's Tryst With Entrepreneurship In Mushroom Farming

Bargarh: A Plus III student from Bargarh district in Odisha has set example for others by becoming a successful mushroom farmer. A native of Baragada village under Bargaon panchayat of Bargarh district, Chandan Pradhan has now become a successful farmer while continuing his study all thanks to his passion to attain self reliance. Taking a […]

Once A Teacher In Foreign Country, Elderly Woman Now Begs For Survival In Puri

Puri: Her fluent English, flawless recitation of Sanskrit Shloka (quotes) and deep knowledge in mathematics and science will surprise all. Meet another highly-educated beggar on Badadanda near Lord Jagannath temple in Puri. Once a highly qualified teacher, the elderly woman, Laxmipriya Mishra is one such many who sit on the Grand Road in the pilgrim […]

Drinking Water Crisis: Kidney Failures In Odisha Villages Are Alarming

Dhenkanal: Lack of access to clean drinking water in several villages across Odisha is emerging as a major challenge with some villages already paying a steep price. Julanga village under Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal has lost 50 of its residents in the past 10 years and all of those deaths are linked to kidney ailments due […]

Binapani Mohanty To Get Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman

Bhubaneswar: Binapani Mohanty, who has already left a mark in the field of literature, will be honoured with the prestigious Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman, announced Odisha Sahitya Akademi on Monday. Apart from Mohanty, 15 other litterateurs- Minaketan Purohit, Gaurachandra Panda, Padmanabh Sahu, Indulata Mohanty, Bibhuti Bhusan Patnaik, Sailendra Mohapatra, Niranjan Padhi, Srikanta Patra, Kabibar Parida, […]

Saving A Life Was Priority: Constable Who Stopped CM Naveen’s Convoy

Bhubaneswar: He had only a few seconds to take a call – either allow VVIP convoy to pass or stop it to make room for the passage of an ambulance. But traffic constable Jagannath Jayasingh stood firm and decided to stop Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s carcade to let an ambulance pass at a busy junction […]

State Planning Board Has Turned Into Ruling BJD’s Rehabilitation Centre: Congress

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appointed BJD leader and former minister Sanjay Das Burma as the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board with Cabinet rank, Congress today alleged that the Board has turned into a place for the rehabilitation of the ruling party leaders. Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja said […]

Puri to become beggar-free soon!

Puri: Following the beautification drive, the Puri district administration is now mulling to make the pilgrim town free from beggars. On Sunday, Puri Collector Balwant Singh chaired an orientation meeting for several NGOs and government staff at Sanskruti Bhawan here to work for rehabilitation of beggars in the district. In this regard, the administration has […]

Rourkela Gang Rape: Police Nab Six Accused, Kingpin Still At Large

Rourkela: Making headway into the alleged gang rape case at Gotidhara in Brahmani Tarang police limits of the steel city, police on Monday arrested six persons involved in the heinous crime. All those who have been arrested are habitual offenders and involved in a series of loot cases in the past. However, another accused said […]

Met Predicts Rainfall Across Odisha For Next Six Days

Bhubaneswar: After a brief dry spell, unseasonal rainfall with light to moderate intensity is all set to return to Odisha from tomorrow. Several parts of the State will experience rainfall for the next six days, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre here on Monday. While the weather department issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for several districts for the […]

Re-enforcement of MV Act in Odisha exposes habitual offenders again

Bhubaneswar: Despite a relaxation period of six months, scores of commuters across Odisha were left red-faced after being caught flouting traffic rules under the amended Motor Vehicles Act-2019 which were re-enforced in the State from today. While some rule breakers managed to dodge the deployed traffic cops and flee spot without paying any fine, others […]

Odisha 2nd in Kisan Card outreach in country!

Bhubaneswar: A heartening development. Odisha figured second in the country in terms of the penetration of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) among farmers. As per the data available with Reserve bank of India (RBI), only 7.42 lakh operational holdings in Odisha don’t possess the KCCs. Odisha finished second in the country after Haryana – where only […]

Dead Poultry Found Dumped Near Odisha Town Triggers Bird Flu Scare

Balasore: Fears of a bird flu outbreak gripped the residents of Soro area in Odisha’s Balasore district after hundreds of dead chickens were found dumped along the national highway here. While there is no confirmation about the cause of mass poultry deaths, the incident has triggered panic among the local residents. Reports said that the […]

PMAY Scam: 'Massive Irregularities' Mar Govt’s 5T Claims

Puri/Baripada: Allegations of gross irregularities in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) have resurfaced in Odisha with instances of ineligible beneficiaries getting benefits of the central housing scheme being reported from Puri and Baripada. The alleged irregularities in Brahmagiri block under Puri district and Shuliapada block in Mayurbhanj district have led to widespread resentment among people […]

Delhi Violence: Odisha CM Sanctions Rs 10 Lakh For BSF Constable To Rebuild Home

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday spoke to the BSF constable Mohammad Anees, whose house was burnt down during the communal violence in Delhi. Expressing grief over the incident, Patnaik announced a relief of Rs 10 lakh for Anees from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. CM @Naveen_Odisha expressed sadness over burning down of […]

Family Turns To Begging To Save 5-YO Daughter Suffering From Multiple Ailments

Balasore: After spending around Rs 34 lakh, a man in Balasore district is running from pillar to post to arrange funds for the treatment of his five-year-old daughter who is suffering from multiple ailments. Prakash Patra of Padampur village in Sadar block has turned to begging outside Jhadeswar temple in the district after failing to […]

Ab Tak 60 countries! Will COVID-19 change fate of the world?

Bhubaneswar: The words of Turkish author and playwright Mehmet Murat Ildan that “A Virus can change the fate of the world” turned prophetically true, when WHO declared COVID -19 a global emergency last month. The lethal virus has taken a massive 60 countries into its vice like grip. As per WHO latest update, in last […]

Development Still A Far Cry For This Village In Odisha CM’s Home District

Berhampur: Even after 20 years of BJD rule in Odisha, there are villages in the State where basic amenities like road, healthcare and education still remain a distant dream. Minajodi village under Sorada block in Ganjam, which happens to be the home district of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, is one such ‘neglected’ village. Owing to […]

SCB Doctors Perform Rare Surgery On 15-Month-Old Girl

Cuttack: Thanks to the efforts of doctors at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Smruti Rekha Pradhan has got a new lease of life. The 15-month-old girl from Chatabara village in Deogarh district was born with four fingers on her right hand. Smruti Rekha’s thumb was grossly under developed and was actually non-functioning. It […]

Youth BJD Leader Arrested For 'Raping' Minor Girl

Jajpur/ Keonjhar: A youth BJD leader was arrested on Saturday on the charges of a raping a minor girl in Jajpur district. The accused, Subhas Khuntia is reportedly president of the youth wing of the ruling party in Rasulpur area. As per the allegations, Khuntia raped the 11-year-old girl after abducting her. The matter came […]

Puri Tirupati train accident averted
Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Jan Sadharan Express train trial run today

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday informed that the Ministry of Railways has decided to run Jan Sadharan Express special train between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in view of the demands from the passengers of the outlying areas of the twin cities. The ECoR informed that the Jan Sadharan special train will run on […]

Monsoon 2020 silver lining: Odisha will see pouring rain in July & August!

Bhubaneswar: Will Odisha only feel the rain or it will get wet this Monsoon? Well, world’s lead met agencies bet on the fact that Odisha will get wet excessively this Monsoon. However, IMD, country’s lead met agency, is yet to open its cards. But IMD did agree with the inferences of the lead Met agencies […]

Pradhan Urges Naveen To Implement Ayushman Bharat As Shah Dedicates SUM Ultimate Medicare To People

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday inaugurated SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM), one of the largest advanced health care facilities in eastern India, in presence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar. Spread across ten acres, the nine-storey hospital will offer next-generation treatment to the people of the region and beyond under one […]

Can’t We Get Assistance For Our Dilapidated School Building: Students Ask Odisha Govt

Balasore: While it is claimed that efforts are on to improve the education system in Odisha with massive inflow of funds and adequate planning, the reality doesn’t seem matching the argument when we look at a school in Balasore district where the lives of students are at stake. Around 100 students of Choudhurykuda Primary School […]