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Covid-19 Resurgence: BMC To Set Up Testing Centre At International Airport Today

Bhubaneswar: With mutant strains of Covid-19 circulating in India and new confirmed cases on an upsurge in many states, the Bhubaneswar Civic body has decided to open a testing centre at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) by Wednesday evening. “It has been decided in a meeting on Tuesday that a testing centre will be […]

Air pollution
Air Pollution On Rise In 7 Towns Of Odisha: Environment Minister

Bhubaneswar: Air pollution is alarming in seven towns in Odisha due to rising vehicular movement, said Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh. Responding to a query posed by Salipur MLA Prashant Behera, Arukh on Tuesday informed the Odisha Assembly that these towns have dangerous air pollutants, PM10 and PM2.5, in the air. These cities […]

Petrol-Diesel Price Forecast: Prices May Touch Rs 105 per litre Soon, Odisha Govt Hauls Rich!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the price of petrol today in Odisha is hovering at around Rs 92 per litre, more crude oil anxieties are in store for the common man on the streets in the coming months. The prices will shoot over the Rs 100-mark sooner than later. A FIERY FORECAST Since the petro product prices […]

Reopening of Schools For Class I To VIII: Big Announcement By Odisha Education Minister
Reopening of Schools For Class I To VIII: Know What Odisha Education Minister Has To Say

Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Tuesday said no decision has yet been taken for resuming physical teaching for Class I to VIII students in schools in the State. Speaking to media persons, Dash said, “We are yet to take a final decision on reopening of schools for class I […]

Odisha Budget 2021-22: Agriculture Outlay down by 9% to Rs 17.4k Cr

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Agriculture Budget tabled today in State Assembly delivered a big shocker when the farmer unrest is making headlines in the country. Despite the State Agriculture sector in the State having been contracted by a massive 6.54 per cent in the current financial year of 2020-21, the allocation for the year 2021-22 saw […]

Anjana Mishra gang rape accused
Anjana Mishra Gang-Rape: Prime Accused Biban Biswal Arrested From Pune After 22 Years

Bhubaneswar: After 22 years on the run, police on Monday arrested Biban Biswal, the prime accused in the sensational and high-profile Anjana Mishra gang rape case, from Pune in Maharashtra. Biban’s arrest was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Sudhansu Sarangi at a presser in Bhubaneswar. The Police Commissioner said that Biban had hid himself […]

Odisha Budget 2021-22: Know What FM Pujari Will Offer Today!

Bhubaneswar: With the Economic Survey 2020-21 having virtually sounded the decade-worst contraction bugle in Odisha economy on Saturday, all riveting attention is on the State Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari who will be tabling his third, but first pandemic, budget in the State Assembly on Monday. The State budget is coming at a time when the […]

Odisha: Fire Breaks Out At OPTCL Grid In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A major fire broke out at OPTCL (Odisha Power Transmission Corporation) power grid near Meramundali in Dhenkanal district on Sunday. The reason of fire has not immediately been ascertained. It is suspected that blast in feeder due to over heating might lead to the mishap. No human casualty or injury has been reported so […]

One More Elephant Found Dead In Karlapat; Toll Reaches 7 In 20 Days

Bhawanipatna: One more elephant calf was found dead near a nullha at Ghusurigudi in Karlapata wildlife sanctuary taking the toll to seven within a gap of 20 days. The death was due to suspected haemorrhagic septicaemia, sources said. Earlier, six elephants-all pregnant- died of the bacteria infection. Carcasses of five pachyderms were recovered from Ghusurigudi […]

Pandemic Shock: Odisha GSDP Records Worst Ever Contraction in Last 10-years!

Bhubaneswar: The pandemic has derailed the economic growth engine of Odisha. The State is projected to record its worst ever contraction of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the last decade. Odisha’s real GSDP is estimated to contract by around 5 per cent (-4.92%) as per the advance estimates of the financial year 2020-21. Such […]

Sixth Niti Council Meet: Naveen Hits Out At ‘Politicisation’ of Crime!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is known as a man of few words, his brief speech in the sixth meeting of the Niti Aayog’s governing council today has stoked a larger political debate in the State. Addressing the Niti governing council meet, Patnaik very bluntly said ‘too much politics’ is not doing any […]

Covid-19 Surge: Will Lockdown Return In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Amid the surge of Covid-19 in some states in the country of late, the Odisha government on Saturday cautioned people to follow the pandemic protocol strictly in order to avoid the possible return of lockdown situation in the State. “We can’t rule out the likelihood of a re-imposition of lockdown if people don’t take […]

Odisha Govt Has Failed To Provide Employment To Youths: Opposition
Mandi Mismanagement Issue Stalls Odisha Assembly Proceedings; House Adjourned Till 4 PM

Bhubaneswar: For the third consecutive day, the proceedings of Odisha Assembly session witnessed pandemonium as the members of opposition BJP and Congress created ruckus over several issues pertaining to the farmers and mandi mismanagement on Saturday. The House was initially adjourned till 11:30 am and later till 4 pm following ruckus created by the Opposition […]

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Odisha: 3 Killed,3 Injured As Ambulance Rams Into Container Truck Near Tangi

Cuttack: At least three persons were killed and three others sustained critical injuries in a tragic road mishap near Bandalo toll gate under Tangi police limits in Cuttack district in the wee hours of Saturday. The ambulance carrying five persons from Midnapore in West Bengal was reportedly on its way to SCB Medical College and […]

Odisha’s Kotia Plea In SC: Is State On Slippery Ground?

Bhubaneswar: Facing intense political heat in the State Assembly over the Kotia row, the counsel of the Odisha government at the Supreme Court sought four weeks’ time (till March 19) to file a reply to the affidavit of the Andhra Pradesh government. While political analysts view the move by the Odisha government as biding the […]

Konark: Magha Saptami Rituals Held Without Public At Chandrabhaga (WATCH)

Konark: The holy dip rituals on the occasion of Magha Saptami were conducted at the Chandrabhaga beach in Konark today without the participation of devotees due to prohibitory orders clamped in the wake of the pandemic. As per the tradition, at around 4.30 am, the three presiding deities of Konark – Tribeniswar, Ishaneswar and Dakhineswar, […]

Odisha Budget Session: Guv Address Presents Rosy Picture, No Jobs in 2020!

Bhubaneswar: In his inaugural address at the beginning of the Odisha Assembly’s budget session on Thursday, Governor Ganeshi Lal patted the State Government for its ‘pro-active management’ of COVID-19 but the word ‘Covid Warriors’ finds a solitary mention in the long 1-hour speech. “The  State has done extremely well in every parameter of  Covid management […]

Kotia dispute in Supreme Court
Odisha-AP Border Dispute: Andhra Holding Elections In Kotia Since 1952, AP Tells SC

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has submitted its response in the contempt plea filed by the Odisha government against the neighbouring state for alleged violation of status quo in the disputed Kotia region of Koraput district stating that it has taken over certain villages belonging to Odisha. After the Supreme Court served a notice […]

3 Men, 40 Cows Killed As Cattle-Laden Truck Overturns In Balasore

Jaleswar: In a tragic incident, three men and around 40 cows were killed after a cattle-laden truck overturned on NH-60 near Basta bypass square here in Balasore district on Thursday morning. Two other persons believed to be the staff of the vehicle have been trapped beneath the overturned truck. The incident took place when the […]

Samaleswari Temple
Odisha Govt Announces Rs 200 Cr Redevelopment Project For Samaleswari Temple

Sambalpur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a redevelopment project worth Rs 200 crore for the shrine of Goddess Samaleswari in Sambalpur. Under the redevelopment plan, four heritage gates will be built on the four sides of the temple and other infrastructure facilities like parking slots, vending zones, toilets will be erected near […]

Man Attempts Self-Immolation Outside Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: With a day before the commencement of the budget session in Odisha Assembly, one more suicide bid before the State Assembly premises has shocked everyone. High drama ensued in front of the Assembly on Wednesday when a man, reported to be a resident of Hanspal area in Bhubaneswar, tried to set himself on fire […]

Odisha: Physical Classes Commence In Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics, ITIs From Today

Bhubaneswar: After a hiatus of almost ten months, all students of Post-Graduate (PG), Under-Graduate (UG), Diploma and ITI programmes in the Technical Universities, Engineering and Professional Colleges, Polytechnics, Diploma Institutions and ITIs in Odisha will be attending physical classes on campus from Wednesday (Feb 17). Even as these educational institutions reopened last week, physical classroom […]

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha: 2023 Hockey World Cup Stadium Named After ‘Birsa Munda’, CM Lays Foundation Stone

Rourkela: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the country’s biggest hockey stadium and named it after the legendary freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda’. The stadium will be the venue for the Hockey World Cup, 2023. Addressing a function in the sidelines of the foundation lying ceremony, Patnaik said, “Sundergarh, which has […]

Kotia dispute in Supreme Court
Kotia Row: Govt Directs Koraput Collector To Keep Documents Ready For SC Hearing

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has directed the Koraput district administration to arrange all necessary documents related to border dispute issue pertaining to the villages of Kotia in Koraput district ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the State’s petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh. The case has been listed for hearing in the […]

Flights From Rourkela
Commercial Scheduled Flights From Rourkela Airport Soon: BCAS DG Usha Padhee

Rourkela: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security DG, Usha Padhee on Monday informed that flight operations from Rourkela Airport will begin soon. The announcement came after a team of the Civil Aviation Ministry led by Usha Padhee visited the airstrip in Rourkela on Monday. Following her visit, a high-level meeting was held at the airport […]

Maoist Threat To Odisha: LWE Surrenders Drop By 86% In Last 8-years

Bhubaneswar: Here is a significant security alert for Odisha. The surrenders by the left-wing ultras had seen a quantum dip in the recent years, even as the LWE (Left Wing Extremists) incidents in the State had witnessed a significant drop during the same period. The trend observed is when the number of surrenders in the […]

Odisha Schools To Remain Closed For Next Two Days
Odisha Schools To Remain Closed For Next Two Days: Minister Samir Dash

Bhubaneswar: In view of the Odisha bandh call given by State Congress party, the School and Mass Education Department has announced closure of the schools in the State on Monday. Informing about the decision, State SME Minister Samir Dash said, “Schools in Odisha will remain closed for the next two days – February 15 and […]

Parboiled Rice Issue: BJD Tries To Keep Western Odisha Politics On Boil!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed a boil in politics over the parboiled rice since the mid of January this year. Political posturing eyeing the western Odisha voters touched dizzy heights during the last fortnight and the ‘parboiled’ issue echoed even in Rajya Sabha on Friday. The ruling BJD went to the town crying hoarse over a […]

Mahanga Double Murder: Demand For Odisha Law Minister's Resignation Intensifies As Congress Hits Streets

Bhubaneswar: Alleging involvement of Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena in the Mahanga double murder case, the student wing of Odisha Congress (Chhatra Congress) on Saturday took out a rally in the Capital City. To gherao the Law Minister’s official residence at Forest Park, members of the students’ wing took out the rally from Congress Bhawan […]

Lingraraj Temple Bye-laws
Revealed: Why Uproar When Odisha Rules Are In Sync With NMA By-laws!

Bhubaneswar: True to the saying, ‘Politics is just a crucial part of archaeology’, Odisha has seemingly erupted over the ‘draft’ heritage bye-laws issued by the National Monument Authority (NMA). Significantly, the NMA had not notified the draft bye-laws only for the protected national monuments in Odisha, the apex authorities have framed such draft bye-laws for […]

Supreme Court
Kotia Row: SC Asks Andhra To Respond On Odisha's Plea Seeking Contempt Of Court Action

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court has served a notice to the Andhra Pradesh government to file its response on a writ petition filed by the Odisha Government seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against the neighbouring state for violation of status quo in the disputed Kotia region of Koraput district. The apex court has […]

Odisha Budget 2021: State’s Human Development Spending Less Than Assam, Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has not been a big spender when it comes to human development, despite the State figuring in the bottom -10 in the Oxford Human Development Initiative’s Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index 2020, where the indices of ranking are health, education, water and sanitation. As per an analysis by the Policy Research Studies (PRS), the average […]

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Headless Body In Bhubaneswar: Victim Identified, Head Recovered, 2 Detained

Bhubaneswar: In a fresh development in the case involving the recovery of the headless body of a woman near Daspur on the outskirts of the city, the Commissionerate Police on Thursday claimed to have made headway in the case by tracing the severed head and identifying the victim. “We have identified the victim following a […]

Hardeep Singh Puri
No Metro Rail Project Proposal Received From Odisha, Says Centre

New Delhi: The Centre has not received any proposal so far from the Government of Odisha for metro railway network. It was informed by the Union Urban and Housing Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in the Rajya Sabha while responding to an unstarred question asked by BJP MP from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday. Puri […]

Malkangiri Villagers To Cast Vote In Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Polls
Malkangiri Villagers To Cast Vote In Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Polls!

Malkangiri: The announcement by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government on conduct of panchayat elections in the disputed Kotia cluster of villages in Odisha’s Koraput district and in some areas of Gajapati and Rayagada districts has flared up the border tension between the two States. At a time when the State government has knocked the doors of […]

Naveen Care Under Scrutiny: Odisha Share Hits Bottom In Health Insurance in India

Bhubaneswar: In the battle over ‘Naveen Care’ versus ‘Modi Care’, Odisha seems to have emerged the ultimate loser in the vital realm of health insurance in the country. The State has seemingly become a fringe player in the health assurance sector as its share in the gross direct premium paid under various health insurance schemes […]

Salur MLA
Kotia Row: Andhra MLA Claims Elections Not New In The Area

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government gears up to move the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s announcement for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput, an MLA from the ruling YSR Congress in the neighbouring State has added a new twist to the ongoing row. Rajanna Dora, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) legislator […]

Fire mishap in Odisha hospital
Fire Mishap: Cuttack Sun Hospital Shut Temporarily

Cuttack: The district administration on Wednesday has directed to shut down the Sun Hospital at Tulsipur here temporarily in connection with the fire mishap that took place on February 1. Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani asked the concerned officials to shut the multi-specialty health care centre after hospital authorities failed to advance satisfactory explanations on a […]

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In Pics: Odisha Universities, Colleges For Pre-Final Year Students Reopen From Today

Bhubaneswar: After remaining shut for over eleven months due to Covid-19 restrictions, universities and colleges for second-year undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students reopened across the State from today with adherence to the safety protocols and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the State government. The sitting arrangements in classrooms at the universities and colleges have […]

A Reality Check: Will Odisha Lose The Kotia Battle To Andhra Pradesh?

Bhubaneswar: With the Andhra Pradesh (AP) Government having declared to conduct the Panchayat polls in the Kotia gram panchayat of 28 villages in Odisha, a peeved State government has on Tuesday decided to move to the Apex Court to seek a restraining order to maintain status quo. The flashpoint this time around has been that […]