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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 […]

Roof Over Head Still A Distant Dream For Many In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite a plethora of housing and welfare schemes introduced by the Centre and the State government, several families in Odisha continue to spend sleepless nights under the open sky. For Jatani Singh of Aanlakuda village under Suliapada block in Mayurbhanj district, neither the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) nor has Odisha’s Biju Pucca […]

SVM college
Plus III Admission ‘Irregularities’: SVM College Ex-Students Get Original Registration Numbers

Jagatsinghpur: The prolonged wait of as many as 121 former students of SVM College in Jagatsinghpur is finally over after they were reportedly issued original registration numbers by the college authorities. The students who had been agitating since a long time alleging that they have been issued fake registration numbers by the college authorities have […]

Heat wave in Odisha
‘Odisha To Witness Warmer Than Usual Summer In 2020’

Bhubaneswar: After witnessing a prolonged winter chill, Odisha will experience a hotter summer than usual between March and May this year. As per the seasonal forecast outlook released by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), the average maximum temperature is likely to be higher by at least 0.5 to 1 degree Celsius in several parts […]

Odisha Malaria 'Daman' gets a boost, ILS, Bhubaneswar devises test-kit for Asymptomatic Malaria

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has nearly halved the total Malaria cases in the State in year 2019, the threat of the vector borne disease to the public health in the State still looms large. Odisha’s public health faces a threat from consistent build-up of the asymptomatic sub-patent parasitemia in the endemic communities, who  act as […]

Odisha Plus-II Exams: Board Pulls Up Socks To Prevent Lapses Witnessed During Matric Exams

Bhubaneswar: In order to prevent the lapses that have been surfacing since the commencement of the annual HSC Class 10 Examination in the State, the School and Mass Education Department has made elaborate arrangements to ensure Plus II examinations beginning March 3 are conducted in a smooth manner. Accordingly, the Board has begun installation of […]

tobacco ban in office
BANNED! Pan, Tobacco chewers in RTO office to cough up Rs 500 penalty

Rourkela: How often do we see betel-juice stains on the walls of buildings, government offices and public areas? Livid at the sight of such stains on the walls of the building, the Rourkela Regional Transport Officer (RTO) has issued a strict directive banning use of pan masala, gutkha and tobacco products in office as well […]

Odisha to increase stipend for physically-challenged students

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has announced that it will increase monthly stipend of Rs 1,200 for physically-challenged students of special schools to Rs 1,760. The enhanced stipend will be disbursed from April 1, 2020. A monthly assistance of Rs 1,200 to residential students will be enhanced to Rs 1,760 while the day scholars will get […]

Ganja worth Rs 2.45 crore seized during smuggling to Bhubaneswar, four held

Vishakhapatnam/Bhubaneswar: In a major haul, a consignment of 1, 638 kg of cannabis worth Rs 2.45 crore being illegally transported to Bhubaneswar from Vishakhapatnam in a goods carriage was seized and four persons were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday. The identification of the arrested persons is yet to be […]

Odisha Sanctions Rs 23 Crore For Development Of Amenities At Religious Sites

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday sanctioned Rs 23 Crore for the development of pilgrim amenities at various religious institutions of the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctioned the money for development of facilities at various religious institutions which included 10 Temples, 5 Churches, 6 Mosques and 2 Gurudwaras. Each religious institution will get an assistance […]

Motor Vehicles Act
Motorists Beware As Strict Enforcement Of Traffic Rules To Resume From March 1 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After an extended relaxation of 6 months, motorists will now have to be more cautious as Odisha Transport Department is gearing up for strict enforcement of new MV Act guidelines from March 1. State Transport Minister, Padmanabha Behera on Thursday informed that as the deadline for relaxation period is nearing, efforts will be initiated […]

'Poverty'-Stricken Couple ‘Sells’ Baby For Rs 10,000 In Smart City Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: No matter how much the Odisha government boasts of its welfare schemes, more and more incidents stemming out of poverty & lack of development continue to surface. In one such case which depicts the plight of poverty, a couple allegedly sold their 19-day-old boy child for Rs 10,000. It is certainly a shocker as […]

Congress Slams BJD, Jibes ‘Why To Fear When People Are With You’

Bhubaneswar: While claiming that the BJP and the BJD share political ties, Congress today took a jibe at the ruling party in Odisha saying “If people are with you (BJD) and they have voted you to power, there’s no need to fear or run after others.” Just ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to […]

Octogenarian Woman Turns Half Blind After Surgery In Odisha

Dhenkanal: An elderly woman lost vision in one of her eyes due to alleged medical negligence after undergoing surgery at Sarbeswar Memorial Eye Hospital situated near Kantanali Bypass in Dhenakanl district on the advice of two social workers. The matter came to the fore after the 89-year-old woman identified as Dhala Bewa of Badabilasahi village […]

Odisha Town Bids Tearful Adieu To 'People's Doctor'

Kalahandi: Some fought back emotion; some others hugged with tears rolling down their eyes while others showered blessings on him and joined a procession on entire stretch of road outside Thuamul Rampur Community Health Centre (CHC) in Kalahandi district to bid farewell to their beloved doctor. Dr Abinash Rath who joined Thuamul Rampur CHC almost […]

Odisha Govt Accords Unitary University Status To Khallikote University

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has changed the status of Khallikote University from a Cluster University to a Unitary University which will focus on intensive research activities. The State higher education department has issued a notification in this regard. “Khallikote University is not functioning as per the true spirit of a Cluster University. It is felt […]

Second Cadaver Kidney Transplant In Odisha To Save Two Lives

Bhubaneswar: In a landmark achievement, the harvesting process for second cadaver kidney transplant in Odisha was successfully conducted by doctors at Apollo Hospitals in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. As per reports, both the kidneys of Suchitra Dash, a 56-year-old brain dead patient, was retrieved by Dr. Samiran Das Adhikary, Senior Surgeon, Urology Department. After retrieval, the […]

Odisha Girl 'Shot' At By Techie In Bengaluru Over 'Love Affair'

Bhubaneswar: A 25-year-old girl from Odisha was grievously injured and is undergoing treatment at a hospital after being shot at by a software engineer in Bengaluru over suspected one-sided love affair. The victim, Subhashree Priyadarshini, was shot at by one Amarendra Patnaik (33), who also hails from Odisha. The incident took place on Tuesday at […]

Three Of Family Including Couple Found Dead Inside House In Ganjam

Ganjam: A man was found hanging from the ceiling while his wife and daughter were spotted lying dead in a pool of blood inside a house in Palia area of Chhatrapur in Ganjan district today morning. The deceased man named Brundaban Behera was a businessman while his wife and daughter have been identified as Urmila […]

Odisha Reports Another Case Of Coronavirus Suspect

Sundergarh: Another suspected case of novel Coronavirus (nCoV) was reported in Odisha after a youth of Sundergarh district was admitted to the isolation ward of VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla on Tuesday. The youth, a resident of Hemagiri area in Sundergarh district was reportedly working in a company in South […]

Humbled But Would Be Happier If Readers Appreciate My Work: TK Mishra On Sahitya Akademi Award

New Delhi: “It always feels great to be recognised with awards and felicitations. But for a writer, these are only momentary pleasure. I would feel more privileged if a reader appreciates my work,” eminent Odia short story writer and former Chief Secretary of Odisha Tarun Kanti Mishra said after being conferred with the prestigious Kendra […]

Heavy Rain To Lash Odisha In Next 24 Hours, Dense Fog After Feb 27: IMD

Bhubaneswar: No respite from inclement weather seems to be in the offing as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued heavy rain alert for several districts in Odisha. As per the latest weather forecast, heavy rainfall is likely to occur in several parts of Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Sundergarh and Deogarh in […]

Illegal Parking In Bhubaneswar To Attract Double Penalty; New Traffic Advisory From Commissionerate Police

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Tuesday issued an advisory regarding the new parking restrictions which will be imposed on prominent junctions in Bhubaneswar. As per the notification, any kind of parking violation will be dealt with strictly and violators will have to pay fine along with towing charges for parking vehicles illegally on congested roads. The […]

Army man
Retired Odia Army Doctor Who Hacked Wife To 300 Pieces Gets Lifer, Breaks Down In Court After Verdict

Bhubaneswar: Retired army doctor Somnath Parida, who had brutally murdered his wife, Ushashree, and chopped her body into 300 pieces in 2013, was awarded life imprisonment today. As per reports, the punishment was pronounced by the Khurda sessions judge. The court also fined the accused Rs 50,000, sources said adding that Parida broke down during […]

Odisha Rajya Sabha Polls: EC sets ball rolling, Naveen going to play hardball!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha politics takes an effervescent turn on Tuesday as dateline for biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha has been declared by Election Commission. As per poll schedule notified today, four seats in Odisha will go to polls on March 26. The poll is necessitated following the end of 6-year term of RS members – […]

Red Terror Resurfaces In Odisha's Swabhiman Area

Malkangiri: After a brief lull, left wing extremists have once again made their presence felt in the cut-off area of Malkangiri by allegedly executing a man at Bihanagudi village square under Jodamba Gram Panchayat suspecting him to be a police informer. As per the reports, some people suspected to be Maoists called one Dinabandhu Bepari […]