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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Bus-Fare
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Ekamra Khestra Development Plan
Odisha: ASI Takes Note Of Violations In Lingaraj Temple Surrounding Demolition Drive

Bhubaneswar: With the two-member inspection team of ASI having returned to New Delhi where they will submit the fact-finding report on violation of the AMASR Act, highly placed sources privy to the report have disclosed that the report contains some damning revelations. “Prima facie the Ekamara Khestra Development Project implementing authorities have violated the Ancient […]

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India’s First Thunderstorm, Lightning Research Testbed To Come Up In Balasore: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Since long the casualties due to lightning strikes have remained a major concern in Odisha. In a bid to accurately predict thunderstorm and lightning strikes and save thousands of precious lives, the Ministry of Earth-Sciences is planning to set up a ‘Thunderstorm Research Testbed’ in Balasore district. It will be first of its kind […]

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Railway Budget 2021 Message To Odisha: Allocates Highest ever Rs 5.5.k cr for Infra-safety but remove bottlenecks

Bhubaneswar: With a special focus on ramping up of the rail infrastructure in Odisha, the rail budget 2021-22 has allocated a record Rs 5,528 crore for the development of infrastructure and rail safety alone, though the total budgetary outlay for the State has been pegged at Rs 6,995.58 crore. The release of the railway Pink […]

Odisha: 2 Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Train In Rourkela
Odisha: 2 Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Train In Rourkela

Sundergarh: In a tragic incident, two elephants were killed after being hit by a goods train in Odisha’s Rourkela late last night. The goods train reportedly hit the elephants near Mahipani in Bisra region of Sundergarh district. It is suspected that the a elephant heard might be crossing the railway tracks when the goods train […]

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15th Finance Commission: Odisha In Bottom-10 With BIMARU States In Per-capita Income

Bhubaneswar: Here is another shocker for Odisha. In the indices of per capita income, the State languishes in the bottom-ten states in the country. With an average per capita income of Rs 1.01 lakh, Odisha has been ranked at 10th from the bottom in the country. The State is ranked at 19th among the 28 […]

COVID19 Vaccination: Odisha Govt Warns Corona Warriors Take Shot Or Else Lose free Treatment, Ex-gratia Money  
Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha: Frontline Warriors To Get Jabs At Their Offices

Bhubaneswar:  Frontline warriors will be vaccinated at their respective office during the second spell of first phase Covid-19 vaccination drive that will begin from February 6, Health and Family Welfare department Director Bijay Panigrahy said on Wednesday. “We have prepared a micro-plan to vaccinate the frontline workers at their respective offices. We will hire alternate […]

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In Pics: Odisha Reels Under Intense Cold With Steady Dip In Mercury

Bhubaneswar: Intense cold wave continues to sweep parts of Odisha with temperature plummeting to below 10 degree Celsius at several regions in the State. “Minimum temperatures observed appreciable fall at a few places in the districts of south coastal Odisha and at one or two places in the districts of south interior Odisha,” an India […]

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PG 1st Year, Pre-Final UG Classes To Resume From Feb 10; Dates For UG, PG Semester Exam Announced

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday announced to resume physical classroom teaching for the students of Post Graduate (PG) first year and pre-final year Under Graduate (UG) classes soon. As per Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo, the classes for both PG first year and pre-final UG students will start from February 10, 2021. In a […]

Nirmal Sitharaman 2021
Union Budget 2020-21: Odisha to Benefit Most From Atmanirbhar Swasthya Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission!

Bhubaneswar: In the first budget post the once in a lifetime pandemic, Union Finance Minister Nirmal Sitharaman has harped high on the health and wellness sector in the budget. She today has also presented the 15th Finance Commission report in the Parliament. As per the 15th FC report, Odisha healthcare is seemingly on a sickbed. […]

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Cuttack Sun Hospital Operating Without Fire License: OFDRA Director

Cuttack: Sun Hospital, a multi-speciality private health centre in Cuttack where a major fire broke out today was functioning without fire license or fire safety certificate, informed a senior official. “We have not granted any fire license to the hospital. The hospital authorities had been directed to adopt adequate fire safety measures. We also conduct […]

Fire mishap in Odisha hospital
Odisha: Major Fire Breaks Out At Sun Hospital In Cuttack, Rescue Ops On

Cuttack: A major fire broke out in Sun Hospital, a multi-speciality private hospital at Tulasipur in the city today, triggering panic among patients, attendants and staff. Though the reason behind the blaze has not been immediately ascertained, short-circuit is suspected to be the cause of the mishap. As many as five fire tenders have been […]

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BJP Hopes For Budget Relief To Rural Poor, Farmers, Middle Class

By Navneet Mishra New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the General Union Budget of 2021 on Monday. The ruling BJP hopes that this Budget would provide relief to the rural poor, farmers and the middle class facing the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic. The BJP is hopeful that there would be several major […]

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Know What Fin Min Sitharaman Will Unveil In Union Budget 2021!

Bhubaneswar: The third budget of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is coming in an extraordinary time. The pandemic pain is writ large on the country’s economic fundamentals. Sample this. The Indian economy (the real GDP) is set to contract by7-8 per cent in FY2020-21 budget estimates and the fiscal deficit (The aggregate revenue receipts of […]

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Union Budget 2021: Will Sitharaman Spare The Purse From Oil Price Flare?

Bhubaneswar: With the prices of petrol and diesel ruling exorbitantly high in the country, documentary evidence has come to the fore on how the flare-up is singeing the common man on streets. In the backdrop of oil price spill, the common man looks up at Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for relief as she will […]

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Union Budget 2021: Big Income Tax Reliefs, Housing Loan Incentives On Cards!

Bhubaneswar: With the country wrestling out of the ‘once in a lifetime’ pandemic, every stakeholder – from common man, salaried class to corporates – have a high order of hopes from the third budget of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Since the Budget is coming after a very critical period, will Sitharaman have the elbow room […]

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Covid-19: Odisha Releases February Guidelines; Ceiling For Marriage, Funeral Gatherings Increased

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday issued unlock guidelines which will remain in force to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 across the State till February end. As per the notification issued by the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), large gatherings, congregations shall continue to be prohibited across the State. Social/ religious/ political/ sports/ […]

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