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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 […]

Now, Odisha’s Most Popular News Channel OTV On ‘Koo’
Now, Odisha’s Most Popular News Channel OTV On ‘Koo’

Bhubaneswar: In the social media horizon, a ‘Sun’ rises on the Indian shores. With a yellow background and bird, compared to ‘Made In America’ Twitter’s Blue background and white bird, this very ‘Made In India’ micro blogging version – Koo – has winged to new heights recently. The download of this desi-twitter application has crossed […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Fuel Price Hike Impact: Bus Fares Revised In Odisha; Click For Details

Bhubaneswar: Passengers in Odisha will now have to spend more while travelling in buses as the State government has revised the fares across all categories. The new fares will be applicable from today. Informing about the bus fare hike, Secretary of Private Bus Owners’ Association Devendra Sahoo said that the revision was done keeping in […]

Centre Withdraws Contentious Heritage Bylaws For Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Union Ministry of Culture on Monday directed the National Monument Authority (NMA) to withdraw the draft notification for the proposed heritage by-laws for the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. The development came hours after Odisha Chief Minister demanded withdrawal of the notification for the proposed bylaws. In a tweet, Union Culture Minister Prahlad […]

Odisha: Schools For Class IX, XI Reopen After 10 Months Break

Bhubaneswar: After a hiatus of over 10 months, schools for the students of class IX and XI reopened today amid strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols across the State. As per the Standard Operating Procedures (SoP) set by the School and Mass Education Department, classes will be held for two and a half hours beginning from […]

Puri Heritage Bye-Laws: Odisha Govt’s Knee-jerk Reaction To Protect Jagannath Corridor Plan?

Bhubaneswar: Already in a soup over the reported violations of AMASR Act in Ekamra Kshetra Development Plan, Odisha government displayed another knee-jerk reaction on Sunday when the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) shot off a missive to the National Monument Authority (NMA) seeking withdrawal of the draft heritage bye-laws released for Puri. The alacrity with […]

Glacier Breaks
Glacier Breaks In Uttarakhand, Several Feared Missing, PM Modi Reviews Situation

Chamoli (Uttarakhand): A glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and endangering the lives of people living along its banks. Massive destruction is feared. More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected, said State […]

What Is NMA Heritage Draft Bylaws For Puri Srimandir All About
What Is NMA Heritage Draft Bylaws For Puri Srimandir All About

Bhubaneswar: The National Monuments Authority (NMA) has drafted bylaws for the centrally protected monument Shri Jagannath Temple and its subsidiary shrines in Puri. The draft has been framed by the NMA as per Section 20(E) of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 2010 and Rule 18 of National Monuments Authority (Appointment, Function and […]

Srimandir Admin Terms 35000 Acre Of Lord Jagannath Land Sale Report False & Motivated
NMA Heritage Draft Bylaws: Centre Assures Not To Hinder Puri Jagannath Temple Development

Bhubaneswar: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has assured that the heritage bylaws proposed by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Puri Jagannath temple will not hinder the developments of the shrine, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Pradhan held discussion with the union culture minister after coming across the news about NMA coming […]

Odisha: Here’s A Reality-Check When MSP Politics Takes Centrestage

Bhubaneswar: Even as the political pot in Odisha over MSP has attained the boiling point on Friday when BJD RS MP Sasmit Patra took pot-shots at BJP for not implementing the Swaminathan Commission report recommendations in Toto, Patra hit the rhetoric crescendo on the floor of the Upper House. Speaking loud and clear he claimed […]

Mahanga Double Murder: Kingpin Had Asked Son Not To Blame Anyone For His Accident
Mahanga Double Murder: Absconding Prime Accused Prafulla Biswal Found Dead

Bhubaneswar: In a fresh development in the sensational Mahanaga double murder in January this year, the prime accused in the case, Prafulla Biswal, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Govindpur area at Tangi in Cuttack district on Saturday morning. It is suspected that Biswal, who was absconding following the brutal killings was run over […]