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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Vaccination
Odisha: Covid-19 Vaccination Resumes In State Today

Bhubaneswar: After a one-day break, the second spell of Covid-19 vaccination drive in the first phase will resume today. The Health department has decided to vaccinate the health workers only in Bhubaneswar today. The exercise will restart in other parts of the State from tomorrow, Health department sources said. The government has aimed at vaccinating […]

Delhi Violence: 80 Artistes From Odisha Bear The Brunt, Rescued By Delhi Police
Delhi Violence: 80 Artistes From Odisha Bear The Brunt, Rescued By Delhi Police

Bhubaneswar: A group of 80 Bajasal artistes from Odisha bore the brunt of the agitating farmers’ tractor rally and the subsequent violence in Delhi on the occasion of the Republic Day on Tuesday. The artistes, who had gone to Delhi to perform Bajasal, a popular tribal folk dance of Kalahandi district at the Republic Day […]

republic day 2021
Republic Day 2021: India Celebrates 72 Years Of Sovereignty With Display Of Cultural, Economic & Military Might

New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, India celebrates her 72nd Republic Day today with a shortened programme at Rajpath in Delhi. This year, the biggest ceremonial event of the nation witnesses several firsts, including a shorter route for the parade, fewer spectators, no chief guest, no motorcycle stunts, no bravery awards, smaller marching contingents, no […]

Odisha Announces Change In 2021 Plus II Exam Pattern, Check New Format

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday announced some changes in the upcoming Plus II examination in the State. School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash said that questions will mainly come from the reduced syllabus. This applies to both regular and ex-regular students enrolled in the new syllabus and those candidates who have registered in […]

Fog engulfed several parts of Cuttack on Monday morning
Fog Engulfs Several Parts Of Odisha, Yellow Warning In Many Places Today & Tomorrow; See Pics

Bhubaneswar: Fog continued to hit vehicular movement in the morning hours at several places of Odisha including in the Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack for second consecutive day on Monday. The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar had on Sunday predicted that fog will cover several parts of the State, especially during early morning hours […]

Petrol Price Flare-up: Oil Tax Revenues To Odisha's Kitty Up 269% in 3-yrs!

Bhubaneswar: With the international crude oil prices having crossed the fifty dollars per barrel mark in January, the petrol price flare-up since then has singed the common man on streets. Odisha’s Capital city is now in the top-10 cities having the highest petrol price in the country. The petrol prices in Bhubaneswar today is quoted […]

Full dress rehearsal ahead of Republic Day held in Bhubaneswar
IN PICS: Full Dress Rehearsal In Bhubaneswar Ahead Of Republic Day

Bhubaneswar: The Mahatma Gandhi Marg in the capital city was taken over by armed and police contingents as they hit the road for ‘full dress rehearsal’ on Sunday morning ahead of the state-level Republic Day celebrations on January 26. As per reports, four bands and 14 contingents–two from central government agencies and rest 12 from […]

Fog engulfs several parts of Odisha, morning visuals from Bhubaneswar
In Pics: Dense Fog Engulfs Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Several Parts Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: A thick blanket of fog engulfed twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and several parts of Odisha on Sunday morning severely affecting the vehicular movement in these regions. “Fog started engulfing Bhubaneswar from 12 PM yesterday and was visible till the morning today. As a result, visibility reduced to as low as 50 metres,” […]

winter fog days
Weather Alert: Cold Days Will Return To Odisha From January 30!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha weather will take a cooler turn by the next weekend. The mercury is predicted to nip to a low in the entire western parts of the State. There is also a forecast of light rain and thunderstorm in the upcoming week. As per the forecast of IMD and ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range […]

Odisha CM Pays Tributes To Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose; Lays Foundation For New Bus Terminus

Cuttack: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday paid rich tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th anniversary, which is observed across the country as ‘Parakram Diwas.’ Patnaik unfurled the National Flag at the Netaji Birth Place Museum at Odia Bazar. Elaborate security measures were undertaken by Commissionerate Police for the Chief Minister’s […]

In Pics: Dense Fog Envelopes Several Parts Of Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Thick blanket of fog engulfed several parts of the Capital City, affecting normal life in the early hours of Saturday. Vehicular movement was also affected as visibility dipped at many parts due to dense fog. Here are some pics:

Odisha Schools To Remain Closed For Next Two Days
Matric Exams 2021: Students To Appear Test At Their Own Schools In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Class 10 students will appear the matriculation or annual high school certification (HSC) examination exams in Odisha this year at their own schools, sources at Board of Secondary Education (BSE) said on Friday. However official announcement by the State Government or the School and Mass Education Department is yet to come. The annual class […]

Matric Exam 2021: Odisha To Provide ‘Pariksha Darpan’ To Students Free Of Cost

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, the Odisha government on Thursday announced to provide ‘Pariksha Darpan’an exam guide free of cost to the students who will appear the upcoming matriculation or the annual high school certification (HSC) examination. School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash said that ‘Pariksha Darpan’ containing probable questions with answers will […]

Puri Srimandir Opens Doors For Public Sans Covid Test Report, Security Tightened

Puri: The Sri Jagannath temple in the pilgrim town threw open its doors for public on Thursday with a major relaxation as the district administration withdrew the mandatory production of Coronavirus negative certificate as a precondition for entry into the 12th-century shrine. While the residents of Puri were allowed to enter Srimandir between 6 am […]

Joe Biden Takes Oath As 46th US President, Kamala Harris As 49th VP

Washington: President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday. As per reports, Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts administered the oath of office to Biden. Earlier, Kamala Devi Harris created history by becoming the first woman, first Black and first South Asian to become the Vice […]

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School Fee Waiver For 2020-21 Academic Session In Odisha, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday released a notification stating that all the aided and unaided private institutions will reduce school fees in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation and as demanded by parents’ bodies across the State. As per reports, the waiver may be done under seven slabs- 26 per cent waiver of school […]