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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

Cuttack IIFL Loot: Mastermind Lala Amrit Ray Sent To Police Remand Till Dec 2

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police on Saturday took Lala Amrit Sagar Ray, the mastermind of the multi crore gold heist from the Nayasarak branch of India Infoline Finance Ltd (IIFL) in Cuttack, on three days remand till December 2. Along with Lala, two others were sent to police remand yesterday. Police will reportedly interrogate the three […]

Pari Murder Case: Senior IPS Officer Arun Bothra To Head SIT

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday selected senior IPS officer Arun Bothra to head a special investigation team (SIT) which has been formed to investigate the alleged kidnapping and murder of Pari, a five-year-old girl whose body had been found days after she went missing while playing near her house in a village in Nayagarh […]

Odisha Reports 550 Covid Infections, 12 More Deaths; No Fresh Cases In 2 Districts

Bhubaneswar: With a single-day spike of 550 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Odisha’s COVID-19 tally went up to 3,17,789 on Saturday. Of the fresh cases, 317 are from quarantine centres, while 233 are local contact cases, informed State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) department. Only one district has reported a surge beyond […]

BREAKING: 3 Farmers Attempt Suicide In Front Of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Three farmers from Athagarh block in Cuttack district attempted to end their lives in front of Odisha Assembly on Friday. However, the trio was immediately whisked away by security personnel deployed at the spot. As per reports, the three farmers tried to set themselves on fire by pouring kerosene on their bodies. It is […]

Pari Murder Case: Odisha Government Bows To Pressure; Ready For SIT Probe, Says CM

Bhubaneswar: Amid the massive public outrage over the alleged lackadaisical investigation into the abduction and subsequent murder of 5-year-old girl ‘Pari’ in Nayagarh district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that the State government is ready for a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the sensational case. Patnaik made the announcement […]

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Odisha Issues SoP For Detailed Procedure For CPET (PG) Admission

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Higher Education Department on Thursday released detailed procedure for PG admissions 2020-2021 in which institution-wise selection list will be prepared on the basis of Common PG Entrance Test (CPET) rank. Standard Operating Procedure for PG Admission-2020 – “State level Provisional Merit List” was published at website: www.samsodisha.gov.in for public view on 21-1-2020. […]

Pari ‘Murder’ Case: Opposition Guns For Minister Arun Sahoo’s Head; Demands HC Monitored SIT Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties on Thursday turned the heat on the Odisha government by cornering it on the alleged abduction and murder of five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ from Nayagarh district whose parents attempted suicide in front of the State Assembly on Tuesday. The Opposition legislators from both BJP and Congress targeted the Odisha government for the […]

Central Trade Unions Go On Strike, Vehicular Movement Partly Affected In Odisha
Central Trade Unions Go On Strike, Vehicular Movement Partly Affected In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: Vehicular traffic was partially affected in several places of Odisha including Bhubaneswar and Rourkela as the members of central trade unions staged road blockade as part of their 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday. As per reports, members of Odisha Construction Workers’ Union (CITU) and several other organisations blocked road on the national highway near […]

Football Legend Diego Maradona Passes Away At 60; Tributes Pour In

London: Football legend Diego Maradona has died after suffering from a heart attack, his attorney said on Wednesday. Iconic footballer Diego Maradona led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday. He was 60. The soccer icon had gone an emergency surgery earlier this month to remove […]

Centre Issues Fresh COVID19 Guidelines For December; Get Details

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution from Dec 1 to 31 this year. Surveillance and Containment States/ UTs to ensure careful demarcation of containment zones by the district authorities, at the micro level, taking into consideration the guidelines prescribed by MoHFW in this regard. The […]

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Odisha: Minor Boy Alleges Third Degree Torture In Police Station In Keonjhar

Keonjhar:  Even as a series of alleged incidents of custodial torture and deaths continue to evoke severe public and political outcry across the State, another such case has been reported from Patna police station in Keonjhar district on Wednesday. A minor boy has alleged that he was subjected to third degree torture in the police […]

Puri Srimandir Reopening for all devotees
Puri Srimandir Unlikely To Reopen Before Mid December! 21st Century's First Nagarjuna Besha Will Be Held Sans Devotees

Puri: While the demand for reopening of Puri Srimandir is growing louder with each passing day, chief administrator of SJTA Krishan Kumar Tuesday informed that arrangements are being made to open the 12th-century shrine for devotees by the second or third week of December 2020. Following a preparatory meeting of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration […]

BREAKING: High Drama Outside Odisha Assembly As Couple Attempts Suicide

Bhubaneswar: Security outside Odisha Assembly went into a tizzy after a couple from Nayagarh district allegedly attempted to commit suicide outside the high-security zone on Tuesday. As per reports, the couple allegedly made an attempt to immolate themselves by pouring diesel on their bodies. However, both were prevented  from the act by the timely intervention […]

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Cuttack: Leakage In Oxygen Pipe Halts Open Heart Surgery At SCB

Cuttack: Open heart surgery at the Cardiothoracic ward of the SCB Medical College and Hospital here was grinded to a halt following a leakage in the Oxygen pipe on Tuesday. According to medical sources, the surgery has been stopped at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Oeration theatre (OT) following the malfunction in the oxygen […]

IDMA Calls For An End To Witch-hunt Against OTV By Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Digital Media Association (IDMA), a conglomeration of nationalist digital media portals, on Monday condemned the concerted witch-hunt which has been launched by the Odisha government against OTV for reporting alleged corruption by the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in the State. In a statement, the IDMA clearly stated that any government certainly has […]

Sushila Devi, the first lady of the State and wife of Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal
Odisha Governor's Wife Sushila Devi Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Sushila Devi, the first lady of the State and wife of Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar late last night. She was undergoing treatment at the hospital due to post Covid-19 complications. “With profound grief and heavy heart, we inform that the First Lady of the State […]

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‘Sundari’ Turns A Tigress No State Wanted!

Bhubaneswar: Tigress ‘Sundari’, which was translocated from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha in 2018 with much fanfare under country’s first inter-state tiger translocation project, seems to be a nonessential business for both the States. Neither the government of Madhya Pradesh is taking measures to bring back the animal to its place of origin even after the […]

OTV Facing Harassment Because Of Political Vendetta: Ram Madhav

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader, Ram Madhav on Sunday slammed the vindictive action by Odisha police against OTV and its staff at the behest of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in the State. In a tweet, the senior BJP leader said, “Odisha government is doing OTV what Maharashtra did to Republic. Promoter of the channel […]

Puri 'Custodial' Death: Video Of 'Official' Offering Assistance To Deceased Family Goes Viral

Puri: A man claiming to be an Assistant Commandant (Homeguard) met the family members of K Ramesh, who allegedly died in the police custody on November 18, late on Saturday night. In a video, which has gone viral, the ‘official’ is seen making claims of financial assistance and other aids under various government schemes to […]

Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Encouraging' For Older Age Groups
Covid-19 Vaccine: Odisha May Face Cold Chain Challenge

Bhubaneswar: Even as the race of potential vaccine for Covid-19 is approaching the last lap, the cold-chain infrastructure is likely to emerge as biggest hurdle for Odisha, say experts. The State government has started a road map in full swing for procurement, preservation and distribution of the vaccine as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday […]