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Odisha Matric exams 2019: Odia question goes viral on social media; eight suspended

Cuttack: An hour after the commencement of the Matriculation examination across Odisha today, question papers of Odia reportedly surfaced on social media in Nuapada district and Kamakhyanagar of Dhenkanal district. Though the question papers were reportedly found to be viral on WhatsApp and other social media, School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra rubbished […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Elections 2019: BJP chief Amit Shah to make back-to-back Odisha visits

Bhubaneswar: Setting the tone for the upcoming general elections slated to be held in a few months from now, BJP chief Amit Shah is now scheduled to make back to back visits to Odisha. Party’s State in-charge Arun Singh today informed that Shah, who is scheduled to visit Odisha tomorrow will also come to the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
odisha rainfall weather forecast
Met predicts rain in several parts of Odisha in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Interior parts of Southern Odisha are likely to experience rain in next 24 hours owing to a cyclonic circulation intensifying over eastern parts of Vidarbha, as per the Regional Meteorological Centre prediction here today.. Besides, there might be moderate to heavy rainfall in one or two places in other parts of the State, met […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Liquor-free panchayat in Odisha sets example

Phulbani: At a time when wide-spread anti-liquor protests are erupting, residents of Parttamaha, one of the remotest parts of Kandhamal district, have made their panchayat ‘alcohol-free’ through awareness. Women, youths and intellectuals joined hands for the ‘Mada Mukta Panchayat’ and launched awareness programmes in the villages about the ill effects of liquor. And the results […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BJP Krushak Morcha up in arms over farmers' issue

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha BJP Krushak Morcha today scuffled with security personnel while trying to barge into the premises of the State Secretariat here opposing Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro’s remark challenging the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP at different mandis across the State. […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Schoolgirl delivers baby inside hostel in Odisha; probe ordered

Daringbadi: Tension ran high in Daringbadi area of Kandhamal district after reports that a class-VIII girl delivered a baby at a residential school. Irate locals staged a demonstration and blocked NH-59 demanding probe and immediate arrest of the accused involved in the incident. Vehicular traffic between Daringbadi and Berhampur and other parts of the district […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Odisha submits additional affidavit to Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

New Delhi: Urging the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal to take steps for safeguarding of the interest of people of Odisha, the State government has submitted additional affidavit regarding the ongoing Mahanadi dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. In its affidavit, Odisha has highlighted the impact in the State during monsoon and non-monsoon period due to the construction […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Trade union strike: Schools, colleges in Odisha to remain closed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced closure of Anganwadis, schools, colleges and universities across the State tomorrow (January 8) in view of the 2-day Bharat bandh call given by different trade unions. Odisha School and Mass and Education secretary, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra stated that schools will remain closed on January 8 in view of the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Minister Pradeep Maharathy resigns from post

Bhubaneswar: Amid mounting criticism over his controversial comments hailing the aquittal of Pipili gang rape accused, Odisha Agriculture and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today resigned from his post. While addressing media, Maharathy stated, “I have deep respect for the Chief Minister and the party. Therefore, to avoid any further pressure on the party, I […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Kendrapara boat capsize: Death toll rises to 9; CM announces ex-gratia

Kendrapara: The death toll in the boat capsize incident in Mahanadi river mouth near Nipania in Kendrapara reached nine after eight more bodies were recovered late last night. All the deceased including two women and seven children have been identified as residents of Hasina village in Kujang area of Jagatsinghpur. As per latest reports, one […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
State Cabinet hikes salary of teachers of govt and aided colleges

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet today decided to revise the pay scale of teachers of universities and colleges in Odisha as per the recommendations of the Fitment Committee. The teachers of different universities including BPUT and OUAT, medical colleges, government colleges and non-government aided colleges, who are already getting a pay scale under the University Grants […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Farmers in distress over crop loss due to rain triggered by Phethai

Bolangir/Boudh: Farmers in several parts of the State have been in distress following widespread crop loss due to unseasonal rainfall triggered by cyclonic storm Phethai. The unseasonal rains have not only caused damage to standing crops in several regions of the state but also destroyed harvested crops stashed on open fields. As the year-long efforts […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Dilip Ray resigns as MLA, quits BJP; Bijoy Mohapatra follows suit

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray today resigned from his post as MLA. He met Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat and submitted the resignation letter. Soon after, Ray along with senior leader Bijoy Mohapatra, in a joint letter to party president Amit Shah, tendered their resignation from primary membership of the BJP. […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BJD MP targets 'particular media' for publicising Kharabela Swain attack incident

Rayagada: BJD State vice president and Rajya Sabha member N. Bhaskar Rao today targeted a particular media for ‘publicising’ the attack on former MP Kharabela Swain during a public meeting at Kashipur in Rayagada. Refuting that the accused does not belong to his party, Rao said “I condemn the attack on Swain. In his FIR, […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Kartika Purnima celebrated with religious fervour across Odisha

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Kartika Purnima, the full-moon day of the holy month of Kartika, was celebrated with religious fervour across the State today. People from different walks of life floated miniature boats in ponds, rivers and other water bodies to celebrate ‘Boita Bandana’ ritual, remembering the State’s maritime history. People thronged river Mahanadi and Kathajodi ghats and […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021