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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,” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Covid-19 Vaccination At 6 Centres In Bhubaneswar, 9k Health Workers To Get Shots In First Phase

Bhubaneswar: Around 9,000 healthcare workers will be administered vaccine shots at six different sites in the first phase of Covid-19 inoculation drive, beginning tomorrow in Bhubaneswar as well as across the country. Speaking to the media persons on the sidelines of inauguration of a public health toilet in the capital city, Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner (BMC) […]

Cold Wave Returns To Odisha, Yellow Warning For Two Districts

Bhubaneswar: After a rise in minimum temperature for the past few days, the cold wave conditions have returned to Odisha throwing normal lives out of gear in several parts of the State. The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar on Thursday said that night temperature will fall by two to three degrees at many places of […]

Makar Sankranti In Odisha: Celebration From Across The State (See Pics)

Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha took holy dip in ponds, rivers and other water bodies, offered special prayers at temples and homes as they celebrated ‘Makar Sankranti’ with pomp and grandeur on Thursday. A pan-India solar festival called by different names, Makar Sankranti, is the first major Hindu festival after the New Year celebrations. The […]

Odisha: D Prakash Rao’s Mortal Remains Consigned To Flames With Full State Honours

Cuttack: Mortal remains of Padma Shri D Prakash Rao, who passed away on Wednesday at SCB Medical College, were consigned to flames at Kaliaboda cremation ground here in the city today with full state honours. As guns boomed and police personnel reversed their firearms, a host of dignitaries including Rajya Sabha member Subhas Singh, Cuttack […]

COVID-19 Vaccination In Odisha
BREAKING: Odisha Govt Issues Guidelines For Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the mass inoculation drive across the country, the State Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday issued guidelines with regard to Covid-19 vaccination to be carried out from January 16 at around 160 sessions in different districts and Municipal Corporations in Odisha. The State has received 4.08 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine […]

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D Prakash Rao's Demise: Condolences Pour In, PM Modi Recalls Meeting With The Padma Shri Awardee

Bhubaneswar: Condolences began pouring in from various quarters after the sad demise of eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik among others reminiscing his dedication and tireless efforts for the uplift of the downtrodden children. In a tweet, the […]

Odisha: Renowned Social Worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao No More

Cuttack: Eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao passed away at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Wednesday after 20 day long battle with Covid-19 and related ailments. He was 63. Rao breathed his last at 4.15 pm today at the special Covid ward of the state-run premier health centre, SCB Emergency […]

Covid-19 Vaccine: After Covishield, First Batch Of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Reaches Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A day after receiving Covid-19 vaccine Covishield from Serum Institute of India in Pune, the first consignment of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin dispatched from Hyderabad landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in the capital city on Wednesday morning. As many as 20,000 doses of the vaccine, jointly developed by Bharat Biotech and Indian Council […]

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Corona Vaccine Covishield Reaches Odisha, Over 3 Lakh Health Workers To Get Shots In Phase-1

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of India’s vaccination drive, the world’s largest immunisation exercise against coronavirus, which is set to kick off on January 16, the first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine dispatched from Serum Institute of India in Pune reached Odisha at around 3:30 PM on Tuesday. The vaccine Covishield landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport […]

Covid-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute's First Covishield Consignment Reaches Odisha
Covid-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute's First Covishield Consignment To Reach Odisha Today

Bhubaneswar: In probably the most significant milestone in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine dispatched from Serum Institute of India in Pune will reach Odisha on Tuesday. According to the Health and Family Welfare department, the vaccine will be flown to Odisha in special SpiceJet flight and […]

First Covishield Vaccines Consignment Leaves Serum Institute | WATCH

Pune: A decisive phase in India’s fight against coronavirus began in the wee hours on Tuesday as the first consignment of Covishield vaccines left Serum Institute of India for Pune airport, four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive launch. Three temperature-controlled trucks rolled out of the Serum Institute gates shortly before 5 am and […]

Balasore Girl ‘Murdered’ In Bhubaneswar, Body Dumped In Ganjam; Couple Arrested

Berhampur: A couple from Bhubaneswar was arrested on Monday on the charges of killing a girl, who worked as a domestic help at their residence in the capital city, and disposing her body in Ganjam district. Briefing the media at a presser, Ganjam SP Brijesh Ray said that the cops have successfully cracked the case […]

Odisha Colleges & Universities Reopen Today, Strict Guidelines In Place

Bhubaneswar: After a hiatus of almost 10 months, physical classroom teaching for the final year Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate students of universities and colleges under the State Higher Education department, will commence from Monday. In addition to the commencement of physical classroom teaching for 2020-21 Final Year UG/PG courses, teaching and research activities of Ph.D., M.Phil., […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Covid-19 Negative Report Not Mandatory For Darshan At Puri Jagannath Temple From Jan 21

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday relaxed restrictions which were earlier imposed on the darshan of the Holy Trinity by general public. After a high-level meeting held on Sunday, SJTA chief administrator Krishan Kumar said, “Devotees will no longer have to submit COVID-19 negative report while coming to Puri Srimandir for darshan […]

Odisha BJD Leaders Surrounded By Controversies
No Action Against ‘Controversial’ BJD Ministers Puts Naveen’s Zero Tolerance Policy Under Cloud

Bhubaneswar: If one takes into account the episodes of crimes and scams unfolding in Odisha in the recent times, s/he would ponder on who should Odisha Chief Minister consider his foes – the Opposition BJP and Congress or his own Cabinet colleagues? Arun Sahoo, Pratap Jena, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Jagannath Saraka – all these four […]