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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Suna Besha Ritual Delay On Pausha Purnima: Servitors Blame Administration  
SJTA Calls For Bidding To Deposit Sri Jagannath Temple Corpus Fund

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has invited tender from 10 nationalised banks for keeping corpus fund amounting to Rs 11 crore of the shrine as fixed deposit. The bidding will be held on January 21. The temple administration has decided to prioritise the banks who will quote maximum rate of interest during the […]

Bijay Panigrahi
Health Workers Refusing Covid Immunisation Now May Lose Free Vaccine Quota: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Health workers presently refusing to take Covid vaccination may lose chance to get Covid-19 vaccine free of cost later, Odisha Health Director Bijay Panigrahy said Tuesday. “Many health workers have informed us in writing that they will not take vaccine as a mark of protest. We appeal them to come forward and get themselves […]

Lt Gen CP Mohanty To Be New Vice Chief Of Indian Army
One More From Odisha In The Top Rank: Lt Gen CP Mohanty To Be Next Vice Chief Of Indian Army

Bhubaneswar: Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty, currently serving as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, is likely to be elevated as the new vice chief of Army Staff on the first of February 2021, sources said. If reports are anything to go by, Mohanty is set to become the 42nd vice chief of Indian Army […]

High Risk Groups
Covid-19 Vaccination Day 2: Odisha Targets To Jab Over 31K Health Workers

Bhubaneswar: As the vaccination drive against Covid-19 resumed in Odisha on Monday after a day’s pause, the State health authorities have set a target to inoculate 31,902 persons on the second day. As many as 380 sessions will conducted across the State today to vaccinate 31,902 healthcare professionals, informed Bijay Panigrahi, Director of State Health […]

Maa Tarini Temple At Ghatagaon Reopens Its Door For Public. Know Guidelines For Darshan

Keonjhar: The famous Maa Tarini Temple at Ghatagaon in Keonjhar district reopened for devotees on Monday after remaining closed for almost nine months due to Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Servitors and their family members were allowed entry into the shrine first between 8 am to 9 am while the general public will be allowed […]

Fog or Smog?
Air Pollution Forecast For Odisha: Smog Is Here To Stay Till Jan19 Morning

Bhubaneswar: With the dense to very dense fog going to fog over Odisha till Monday, it’s the time to protect one from getting ‘smog’-ged over. The air quality forecast for the State looks very grim. Smog in Odisha is predicted to get aggravated from tonight and will continue so till tomorrow. In order to remain […]

Maa Tarini Temple To Reopen From Tomorrow, SOPs Released
Maa Tarini Temple To Reopen From Tomorrow, SOPs Released

Keonjhar: The Maa Tarini Temple at Ghatagaon in Keonjhar district will reopen its doors for devotees from tomorrow i.e. January 18 after a closure of more than 9 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. A series of guidelines have been issued by the Maa Tarini Thakurani Temple Trust Board to ensure devotees […]

Odisha Fights Coronavirus: From Infection, Immunisation To Herd Immunity!
Odisha Fights Coronavirus: From Infection, Immunisation To Herd Immunity!

Bhubaneswar: With the country and the State on Saturday taking a leap of vaccination, it is the time to take a cursory glance at the Covid-19 infection situation in the State on the V (vaccination) – day today. The Active caseload (2,087) in the State on Saturday stands at around 0.6 per cent from a […]

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Meet The Covid Warriors Of Odisha Who Received The First Shot Of Vaccine Today (IN PICS)

Bhubaneswar: As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive across India at 10.30 am via video conference on Saturday, Odisha government too began its inoculation programme at 161 sites spread across 30 districts in the State. A total of 16,100 healthcare workers would receive the Covid-19 vaccine shot […]

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PM Modi To Kickstart COVID-19 Vaccination: 16K In Odisha To Take The Jab On Day 1

Bhubaneswar: In tandem with the massive vaccination programme against coronavirus that is set to be launched in the Country from Saturday (January 16), Odisha is more than 100 per cent ready to begin the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the State. The epochal vaccination programme in the State will commence from 10:30 in the morning on […]