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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nirmala Sitharaman
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 […]

fuel price rise
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 […]

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 […]

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/ […]

Cold Wave Alert: Night Temp To Drop In Odisha By 3-4 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Just when it looked like the cold wave conditions have receded in the State, the IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted that parts of Odisha will experience cold weather again as night temperature is expected to fall in the next two days. The night temperature in Odisha’s interior districts may fall by […]

Eco-Survey 2021
Economic Survey 2021:  Odisha Finishes At Bottom In BNI

Bhubaneswar: In a big embarrassment to the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government, the Economic Survey 2021 architected by none other than the Chief  Economic Advisor to the Union Finance Ministry KV Subramaniam has put the ‘Odisha Development Model’ in dim light. The Eco-Survey that was tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has revealed […]

President Kovind Condemns Violence On Republic Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday strongly defended the three contentious agri laws that have sparked intense protests from a section of farmers, and slammed as “‘very unfortunate” the violence during the farmers’ tractor parade on Republic Day. He also noted that the new agri laws have immediately benefited 10 crore small farmers. […]

Budget Session 2021 A Golden Opportunity: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Budget Session 2021 is a golden opportunity to fulfill the dreams of our freedom fighters. Modi was addressing the media before the Presidential address of the joint session of Parliament to kick start Budget Session, 2021, The session is being held in two parts this […]

Expectations From Railway Budget 2021: Will Odisha See Tejas Train?

Bhubaneswar: With the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman going to table the all-important Union Budget 2020-21 on February 1, all eyes are fixed on her ‘all-right signal’ for the fast-tracking of rail infrastructure in Odisha. It is so because FM Sitharaman will also be laying down the Railway Budget 2021-22 along with the Union Budget […]

Covid-19 vaccination second dose in Odisha
Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Resumes Across Odisha, 2nd Spell To Continue Till Feb 10

Bhubaneswar: The second spell of first phase inoculation drive which began in the capital city on January 27, resumed in other parts of the State on Thursday as per the plan of action submitted by the respective districts. Sharing details of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive, Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi said that […]

Odisha Mulls Preservation Of Migratory Avian Specimens
Odisha Mulls Preservation Of Migratory Avian Specimens

Bhubaneswar: In a piece of good news especially for Twitchers and ornithologists, the Odisha Forest department is mulling to conserve the specimens of the migratory birds at the Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) in the capital city here. The RMNH already houses several varieties of skeletons and remains of animals including elephant, dolphin, rhinoceros, […]

Annual Bird Census In Odisha
Bird Census In Odisha: Count Of Winged Guests Surpasses Previous Year Tally By 4 Lakh!

Bhubaneswar: The observation during the mid-winter census of the avian species across all forest divisions in Odisha is certain to bring smiles on the faces of bird lovers and ornithologists. The survey conducted by wildlife divisions this month revealed the presence of 20.40 lakh birds including the migratory species, surpassing the previous year count of […]

Pariksha Darpan
Matric Exam 2021: Odisha Govt Releases ‘Pariksha Darpan’, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday released the ‘Pariksha Darpan’, a 700-page exam guide to be provided free of cost to students who will appear the upcoming annual high school certification (HSC) examination. While unveiling the guide, School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash said that government aims to reach every student with the […]