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Odisha: One More Arrested In Mahanga Double Murder Case

Cuttack: Police on Wednesday arrested one more accused allegedly involved in the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga in the district, taking the total number of arrestees in the case to five. Police have not yet disclosed the identity of the accused who has been arrested today. […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Trinity Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down

Puri: Even as the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri has claimed of decent Covid safety measures in place, the mandatory protocol set by the temple body for devotees seems to have ultimately made the 12th-century shrine a restricted zone for many. On January 3, the day the Puri Jagannath Temple was thrown open […]

Bird Flu Threat In Odisha! 400 Bird Samples From Chilika Sent For Examination

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the bird flu scare in several parts of the country, around 400 bird samples from Chilika have been sent for examination, Khordha Chief District Veterinary Officer Dr Bishnu Charan Sahoo said on Tuesday. Apart from the bird samples of various migratory birds from Chilika, poultry samples from OUAT have also sent to the […]

BJP Leader Murder: 4 Including Prime Accused Detained

Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, police on Tuesday claimed to have detained four persons including the prime accused in connection with the brutal murder of Mahanga BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral. Sources said a team of Cuttack police (rural) are interrogating the detainees in an undisclosed location. Another special team continues […]

Beware Odisha! Don't Fall Prey To Rising Menace Of Sextortion

Bhubaneswar: Online crime has gone a notch lower and deeper. As if financial fraud was not enough, the scamsters are now eyeing gullible youngsters to extort money by blackmail through social media platforms. And in the era of digital revolution, instances of cyber risk and security threat have also risen manifolds, the latest menace being […]

Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha Soon, Says DMET Director
Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha Soon, Says DMET Director

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to the denizens, Covid-19 vaccination drive will kick start across Odisha as soon as the doses reach the State, informed Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) Director Prof CBK Mohanty on Monday. The reaction from Mohanty came just a day after the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) granted […]

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Birju Kulu, Who Returned Odisha After Spending 20 Years In Pak Jail, Goes Missing

Sundergarh: Birju Kulu, who had recently returned to his native village at Katanga under Kutra police limits in the district after spending 20 years in Pakistan jail, reportedly went missing from his house. Though Kulu is untraceable since Saturday night, the matter came to light after his sister lodged a missing complaint at Kutra police […]

Big Breaking: Odisha Announces Dates For Reopening Of Universities, Colleges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday announced the dates for reopening of Universities and Colleges across the State. As per the latest notification, the government has directed State Public Universities and Government as well as Non-Government Degree Colleges (coming under H.E. Department) to commence physical classroom teaching for students of 2020-21 Final Year UG/PG courses […]

Odisha BSE Class 10 Exams 2021: Students To Face 80 Marks In Each Paper

Bhubaneswar: After making major announcement on the reopening of schools and dates of exams, Odisha government on Sunday said the students sitting for the BSE class 10 board exams this year will have to appear a total of 80 marks in each paper. The papers will comprise of 50 marks of OMR objective questions while […]

Odisha: School Dropout Rate Highest In Nabarangpur, Zero In Khordha & Sambalpur
Big Breaking: Schools In Odisha To Reopen On January 8

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, the Odisha government on Saturday announced dates for the reopening of schools across the State. As per the latest decision, the schools for Class 10 and Class 12 students will reopen on January 8, informed School and Mass Education Department. The State government in its circular mentioned that courses of […]

Health Ministry To Rope In Media, Celebs, Faith Leaders To Disseminate Accurate Info On COVID Vaccines
Odisha: COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Run Begins Today At 31 Places

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is ready to conduct the dry run for COVID-19 vaccination from today. The dry run is part of the nation-wide exercise to keep all infrastructure in place so that the programme is conducted without any glitches ahead of the mass vaccination drive. The vaccination programme will be conducted at 31 places- 30 district […]

2021 Is In, But New Year Hasn't Begun For Many Odias
2021 Is In, But New Year Hasn't Begun For Many Odias

Bhubaneswar: Even as the world bid goodbye to a year mired in a global pandemic, in Odisha, hundreds and thousands of people who usually stood in front of the temples in queue to begin every year with the divine blessings, are a disappointed lot the way first morning of 2021 started. The fact that the […]

Set Up International Airport At Puri, Odisha CM Naveen Writes To PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday shot a proposal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take necessary steps for setting up an international airport at Puri. In his letter, Patnaik has projected that the proposed airport at Puri be named ‘Sri Jagannath International Airport’. The State government has mentioned that while land for […]

President Kovind, PM Modi, CM Naveen Greet People On New Year

Bhubaneswar: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Friday urged people of the nation to work together for creating an inclusive society filled with the spirit of love and compassion that promotes peace and goodwill. Extending greetings on the occasion of New Year, Kovind said, “New Year provides an opportunity to make a fresh beginning […]

Khaki-Public Ratio In Odisha: One Cop For Each VIP, But 1 For 1724 Aam Admi
Khaki-Public Ratio In Odisha: One Cop For Each VIP, But 1 For 1724 Aam Admi

Bhubaneswar: Is the Aam Admi in Odisha unprotected and vulnerable? The numbers bare it all. The latest data released by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) suggests that when for every 1,388 men on the streets of Odisha there was only one policeman in 2018, the number slipped further to one cop guarding […]

Flashback 2020: Countless Days Of Fear & Fury As Odisha Battles Covid-19 Pandemic

By Devbrat Patnaik Infamous among many as the ‘Chinese’ virus – the lethal Covid-19 made its way into Odisha from Italy via New Delhi in March this year. Nine months into the outbreak of the pandemic in the State, and all eyes are now on the new UK variant genome knocking at the doors of […]

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Cold Wave Sweeps Across Odisha, Colder Days And Nights Ahead; See Pics

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave as temperature remained below 10 degree Celsius in many parts of the State and is expected to fall further in the coming two days. The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar on Thursday predicted that minimum temperature across Odisha might fall by 2 to 3 degree Celsius […]

Cinema Redux: No Hike In Ticket Price, Safety Of Moviegoers Topmost Priority
Odisha: Unlock 8 Guidelines Announced, Cinema Halls, Theatres Allowed To Open

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday issued its Unlock-8 guidelines for the month of January. As per the order, cinema halls and theatres will be opened with 50 per cent capacity. “Cinema halls, theatres shall be allowed to open with up to 50% of capacity and operate as per SOP issued by the Government of India/ […]

Central Nod For Rs 3K Crore Paradip Port Infra Development Projects

Paradip: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the project for deepening and optimisation of inner harbour facilities including development of Western Dock at Paradip Port to handle cape size vessels. The Western Dock will be developed on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) […]

Leaving Covid-19 Shadow Behind Odia Writers Foresee New Literary Horizons In 2021

If 2020 was the year when the literary world was hit by a global pandemic, a host of eminent writers and litterateurs in Odisha feel 2021 will be the year to bounce back and touch new heights. No matter how 2020 treated the literary fraternity in the State, now is a great time to reset […]

Odia Music Maestro Shantanu Mohapatra No More
Odia Music Maestro Shantanu Mohapatra No More

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday. He was 85. Mohapatra lost his long battle with acute pneumonia and kidney ailment at 12.30 am, informed Kousik Mohapatra, son of the legendary music director. A multi-talented artist of Odisha, Mohapatra was associated with Odia music industry for […]

Odisha's Untraceable UK Returnees: BMC Forms Six Search Teams

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday formed six especial search teams to trace and contact the 62 UK returnees who are still ‘untraceable’ following their arrival in the city. The ‘untraceable’ UK returnees are believed to have been spread across 18 districts in the State, of which a majority are in Bhubaneswar, said […]

6 UK Returnees' Samples Carry Mutant Covid-19 Variant

New Delhi: The samples of six UK returnees in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune have been found to be positive with the new variant genome, the central government said on Tuesday, adding that they have been kept in a single-room-isolation in designated healthcare facilities. The British government had recently announced that the newly identified strain of […]

Winter Alert: Cold Wave Conditions To Further Intensify In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no respite from chilly winter in Odisha as of now, as the Regional Meteorological Centre here has forecast intensification of cold wave conditions from tomorrow. The minimum temperature is likely to dip by 1-2 degrees over the coastal belt of Odisha during the next two days, while mercury levels are […]

Mutant Covid-19 Strain: 62 UK Returnees Go ‘Untraceable’ In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 62 travellers, who returned to Odisha from the United Kingdom recently, have reportedly gone untraceable. The disappearance of the UK returnees has sent alarm bells ringing among health officials and the authorities engaged in the battle against Covid-19 especially in the background of fears that some of them might be carrying […]