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Dawn-To-Dusk Bandh In Bhadrak For Medical College & Hospital

Bhadrak: Normal life has come to a standstill in Bhadrak as the district Congress is observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh demanding establishment of a medical college and hospital here. The 12-hour bandh observation which began at 6 AM this morning would continue till 6 PM. Shops, markets and business establishments in Bhadrak town have remained shut […]

Odisha: One In Every Five Food Items Adulterated, State Hits Rock Bottom In National Food Safety Index
Odisha: One In Every Five Food Items Adulterated, State Hits Rock Bottom In National Food Safety Index

Bhubaneswar: Are you planning to buy groceries from your neighbourhood Kirana store? Wait! Here is a statutory warning for the consumers in Odisha. On an average, in every 100 food samples tested during the last three years in the State, as many as 21 have been found adulterated/misbranded (means either unsafe or unguaranteed quality). More […]

Odisha Cabinet Nod For New Medical College In Kandhamal, Drinking Water Projects In Bargarh

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to construct a new medical college in Kandhamal and a 650-bedded Teaching Hospital for the existing medical college in Koraput. The Cabinet also gave nod for the construction of two mega drinking water projects in Bargarh district. The State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

Boarding Charter Flight With Pathak Might Be True: BJD Leader Arup Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: The investigation into the alleged corrupt activities by Panigrahis and Pathaks is underway, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently referring the case to Odisha Lokayukta for a detailed probe. Now, days after being pulled up by MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s wife Sujata, senior BJD leader Arup Patnaik has finally opened up about the allegations against […]

Pharmacist attack
Odisha: Drunk Pharmacist Attacks Villagers With Sword, Leaves 2 Critically Injured

Balasore: Two persons were injured when a pharmacist, allegedly in an inebriated condition, attacked them with sword at Idida village under Singla police limits in the district on Tuesday night. The accused identified as Subasish Tudu has been appointed as a pharmacist in the Primary Health Centre of the village. According to reports, Tudu was […]

Eco Retreat
Eco Retreat At Satakosia Starts Today As Govt Eyes To Revive Covid-Hit Tourism Sector

Cuttack: In order to revive the tourism sector, the worst-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha Tourism Department is all set to start the Eco Retreat Festival near Satakosia at Baliputa in the district from today. The three-month long festival will be inaugurated by Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel via video conferencing. Chief Minister […]

Bhubaneswar: Ekamra Kshetra To Be ‘Beggar Free Zone’ Soon

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started process to make ‘Ekamra Kshetra’, heritage hub of Temple City beggar-free. The civic body has started to make efforts to rehabilitate beggars/destitutes roaming near Lingaraj temple with livelihood support and bring them to mainstream under the ‘Sahaya’ scheme of Odisha government. The move is reportedly a part […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out: Health Ministry Charts Out Preparatory Activities
COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out: Health Ministry Charts Out Preparatory Activities

New Delhi: From line-listing of prioritised groups, strengthening cold chain infrastructure to adding more vaccinators, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday charted out list of preparatory activities which are being carried out by it in collaboration with states and union territories for roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine. Addressing the press conference, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan […]

Bharat Bandh Cripples Normal Life Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the newly enacted farm laws, farmers unions across the country supported by many Opposition parties and some sections of people have called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ – a nationwide shutdown that will remain in force from 11 AM till 3 PM today. Normal life came to a grinding halt here in Odisha as vehicular […]

Bail Denied To Pradeep Panigrahi, To Stay In Jail

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, who was arrested by the Odisha Crime Branch on charges of forgery, fraud and criminal conspiracy on December 3, will have to stay in jail for some more time after a local court rejected his bail plea on Monday evening. The Additional District and Sessions Court (III), Bhubaneswar heard his […]

'Bharat Bandh' From 11am To 3pm Tomorrow; Centre Asks States To Beef Up Security
'Bharat Bandh' From 11am To 3pm Tomorrow; Centre Asks States To Beef Up Security

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has said the ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 would start at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. as they don’t want to cause inconvenience to the public. BKU Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said,”The ‘Bharat Bandh’ will begin at 11 a.m. and continue till 3 pm on Tuesday.” The […]

Something Is In The Air: Elderly, Kids And Asthmatics Need To Stay Indoors In Odisha On Dec 9!
Alert! Why Elderly, Kids & Asthmatics Need To Stay Indoors In Odisha On Dec 9!

Bhubaneswar: Here is an important health alert for the elderly, kids, asthmatic and chronic bronchitis patients in the State. Air quality in Odisha, especially in places like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Balasore will take the worst turn on coming Wednesday (December 9). As per IMD’s recently launched air quality model forecast system, the prediction […]

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Court Likely To Hear MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s Bail Plea Today

Bhubaneswar: The Khordha District and Sessions Judge Court is likely to hear the bail petition filed by expelled BJD MLA from Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Monday. Panigrahi was arrested by Crime Branch on multiple charges of forgery, cheating, conspiracy and his alleged links with the disproportionate assets case of IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak […]

Sura Baba passes away
Self-Styled Godman Sura Baba Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Self-styled godman and Trahi Achyuta Ashram chief Surendra Mishra alias Sura Baba passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday night. The controversial self-styled godman was suffering from multiple ailments and undergoing treatment in a private hospital in the capital city for the last 20 days. He had tested […]

COVID-19 Graph Declining In Odisha; Roadmap Prepared For Vaccination Drive, Says Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has prepared a detailed roadmap to undertake the vaccination drive against COVID-19, said State Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Das on Sunday. While talking to reporters, Das said the Centre has already issued comprehensive guidelines and the State government has already formed committees at district and block levels other than the committee […]

winter in Odisha
No Respite From Cold In Odisha As 14 Places Record Temperature Below 14 Degree C, Phulbani Shivers At 8.3

Bhubaneswar: Mercury continued to drop at several places of the State with 14 cities recording night temperature below 14 degree Celsius on Saturday. Sonepur was the coldest in the State with 7.6 degree Celsius, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar. Phulbani recorded 8.3 degree Celsius followed by Daringbadi 9 degree, Angul 10 degree, Bhawanipatna […]

Odisha: Covid-19 Second Wave Unlikely; Vaccine By December End

Cuttack: In what could come as a major relief for people in Odisha, possibility of a second COVID-19 wave in the State is unlikely, said Dr Jayant Panda, Technical Spokesperson of the State Health Department on Saturday. While talking to reporters on the sidelines of unveiling of website of Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital, […]

IMD Sounds ‘Dense Fog’ Alert For 9 Districts In Odisha, Issues 'Yellow Warning'

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Saturday issued dense fog alert for nine districts of Odisha. The country’s premier weather forecasting agency has asked authorities to be updated on the situation as a yellow warning has been issued. As per the latest weather bulletin, dense fog is very likely to […]

Pari Murder Case: Give us 14-days time, says SIT chief Arun Bothra
Pari Murder Case: Give us 14-days time, says SIT chief Arun Bothra

Bhubaneswar: The sensational Nayagarh minor girl (Pari) murder case seems to have made some headway, when SIT chief Arun Bothra Saturday told media “give us 14 days time”. The five-worded sentence is considered as signs of headway by observers amidst the clouds of despair looming over this politically stormy case, where the Nayagarh police had […]

Puri Custodial Death: Post-Mortem Reports Make Startling Revelations

Puri: The post-mortem report of K Ramesh, who died in the custody of Baselisahi police two weeks ago, has created a sensation after it revealed that Ramesh was subjected to severe physical torture before his death. The report, accessed by OTV, has revealed that the body of the deceased bore as many as 16 injury […]

Know Why Senior IPS Officer Arun Bothra is Naveen Patnaik’s Nayagarh Mission Man!

Bhubaneswar: Names have power, said American author Rick Riordan. Going by the adage, the name Arun Bothra has so far emphatically displayed that power of conviction. Even, literally speaking, this IPS officer was given the mantle of CEO of a power utility (CESU), when the utility was bleeding red. Besides, donning the cop hat, Bothra […]

Bail plea
Know How Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Spent First Night At Jharpada Jail

Bhubaneswar: Away from the entitlements and privileges he enjoyed until some days before his expulsion from BJD, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi spent his first night at the Jharpada jail like ‘an ordinary prisoner’ on Thursday. The legislator whose whirlwind tours in charter planes during the lockdown and family ties with crorepati IFS officer Abhya Kant […]

Bhubaneswar: Street Fight Of Covid-19 Front-line Warriors Enters Sixth Day

Bhubaneswar: Braving the winter chill as mercury continued to dip in the capital city, nearly 400 auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) from around 22 districts of Odisha spent the night on the streets on Thursday. The ANMs have assembled at the Lower PMG square here since the last six days to protest their disengagement from service. […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody After Court Rejects Bail Plea

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA and expelled BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahi was sent to a 14-day Judicial Custody on Thursday after his bail plea was rejected by the Bhubaneswar SDJM court. He will be lodged at Jharpada jail. The Crime Branch had produced him before the court this evening. As per reports, the counsel appearing for the […]

Crime Branch Arrests Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Hours after he was picked up by a special team, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was arrested on Thursday evening by the Crime Branch. The Crime Branch officials in a statement claimed that Panigrahi was collecting money from various people on behalf of Akash Pathak, son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak. Both Abhay […]

Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Taken Away By Crime Branch EOW, Claims Wife Sujata

Bhubaneswar: Expelled BJD leader and MLA from Gopalpur, Pradeep Panigrahi was picked up by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch from his residence, said his wife Sujata on Thursday evening. According to Sujata, some people who came in four vehicles arrived at the MLA’s official residence. “Identifying themselves as sleuths from the […]

Odisha Matric & Plus 2 Board Exams To Be Held Only In Offline Mode: Minister Samir Dash

Bhubaneswar: In a major announcement, the State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash has made it clear that the 2021 Matriculation and Plus-II Board examinations in Odisha will be held only in the offline written mode and not online, as and when they are to be conducted. #BREAKING The annual Matric and Plus […]

Odisha: No More Posters Outside Houses Of Covid-19 Affected

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Wednesday has directed all the district administrations to discontinue pasting of notices/posters outside the houses of the Covid-19 affected people under home isolation. The Health and Family Welfare Department has shot off a letter to all the district Collectors asking them to discontinue the practice. The letter stated “the number […]

Covid-19 Odisha Update: One Dies, 791 People Test Positive In Highest Single-Day Spike
Covid-19: Odisha Government Caps Price Of RT-PCR Test By Private Labs At Rs 400

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday capped the price of Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test to detect coronavirus disease (Covid-19) by private labs at Rs 400. A notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department in this regard said, the government after careful consideration re-fix the maximum price for RT-PCR test […]

Cyclone Burevi Will Have No Impact On Odisha, Informs Bhubaneswar Met Centre
Cyclone Burevi Will Have No Impact On Odisha, Informs Bhubaneswar Met Centre

Bhubaneswar: The Cyclone Burevi, which has formed over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4. However, the system will have no impact on Odisha, said the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar. “There will be no impact of the system over Odisha and there is no such […]

Odisha: School Sealed In Bhubaneswar For Conducting Offline Classes, Examination

Bhubaneswar: A private school at Chintamaniswar area in the Smart City was sealed by the authorities of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday for allegedly violating COVID-19 norms. A senior BMC officials informed that despite a strict directions that all educational institutions will remain closed till December 31 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic […]

'Pari' Murder Case: SIT Reaches Nayagarh To Initiate Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) which has been constituted following  massive outcry across State to probe the ghastly ‘Pari’ kidnapping and murder case visited Jadupur, the native village of the victim in Nayagarh district on Tuesday to begin the investigation. The SIT led by senior IPS officer Arun Bothra will hold discussions with Nayagarh […]

Odisha: All Medical Colleges To Reopen From Today

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has allowed the re-opening of medical colleges across the state from Today, even as it authorised the School and Mass Education and Higher Education departments to decide on resumption of classroom teachings. Covid-19 safety protocols will have to be followed in the medical institutes. “All medical colleges of the state shall […]

Odisha Releases New COVID-19 Guidelines For December; Lockdown To Continue In Containment Zones

Bhubaneswar: As part of its strategy to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and spread, the Odisha Government on Monday issued fresh guidelines which will come into effect from December 1 (tomorrow). As per the latest notification issued by the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), the lockdown will remain in force in containment zones. Concerned […]

Covid-19-Cases in Odisha
Odisha's Daily Covid-19 Cases And Deaths Decline Sharply

Bhubaneswar: The daily count of Covid-19 positives and fatalities in Odisha continued to witness a declining trend for the second consecutive day on Monday. The government in its latest data revealed that 418 persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours while five Covid patients succumbed to the virus during the period. […]

No Impact Of Low Pressure On Odisha: Bhubaneswar Metrological Centre
No Impact Of Low Pressure On Odisha: Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over South Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of Southeast Bay of Bengal which has now become well marked and is likely to concentrate into a depression today, will have no impact on Odisha. There is no weather warning for the State associated with the system, said Regional Meteorological Centre (IMD) […]

Bail plea
Paid Price For Reaching Out To CM Over Covid-19 Mismanagement: Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Hours after his ouster from BJD over ‘anti-people activities’, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Sunday said he paid price for writing and making call to Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik regarding COVID-19 mismanagement in the State. Once considered Naveen Patnaik’s ‘blue-eyed boy’, Panigrahi spewed venom against the ruling-party while addressing a press […]

Not Chief Secy, Administration Run By 1 Person: Pradeep Panigrahi After Expulsion From BJD

Bhubaneswar: There is discontent among senior leaders in ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as they are not able to meet Chief Minitser and party Supremo Naveen Patnaik, said Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi hours after he was expelled from the party for ‘anti-people activities’ on Sunday. The resentment among the leaders is mainly due to the […]

Odisha Reports Lowest Single-Day Covid-19 Deaths In Last Four Months
Odisha Reports Lowest Single-Day Covid-19 Deaths In Last Four Months

Bhubaneswar: The daily Covid-19 fatalities in Odisha came down to four on Sunday after a gap of over 130 days. With the fresh deaths, the toll due to coronavirus infection in the State mounted to 1,734, informed the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department. The State had recorded its lowest one-day Covid deaths on […]

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BJD MLA Paradeep Panigrahi Expelled From Party

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and MLA from Gopalpur Assembly constituency Pradeep Panigrahi has been expelled from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for ‘anti-people’ activities. The party informed the development through a press release which stated “Dr Pradeep Panigrahi, MLA.. Gopalpur is expelled from primary membership of the party with immediate effect for his anti-people activities.” Panigrahi […]