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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 […]

Open heart surgery
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 […]

Tigress Sundari
‘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 […]

Puri Custodial Death
Puri ‘Custodial’ Death: Police Tried To Induce Me To Keep Quiet; Says Victim’s Uncle

Puri: In a startling revelation, uncle of the K Ramesh– who allegedly died in the custody of Puri police Wednesday– claimed that the police tried to induce him with the promise of allotment of land if he maintained silence over the death of his nephew. “Police told us that Ramesh had been killed in a […]

Odisha Reports 778 Fresh COVID19 Cases, 17 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: With a single-day spike of 778 new coronavirus infections, Odisha’s COVID-19 tally went up to 313323 on Friday. Of the fresh cases, 446 are from quarantine, while 332 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department. Angul district recorded the highest 68 new cases, followed by Sundergarh (64), Khordha (61) and Balasore (61 cases). […]

Global COVID19 Cases Surpass 57 Million Mark

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 57 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.36 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood […]

Odisha Govt Transfers Puri SP, Effects Several Suspensions Amid Custodial Deaths Heat

Puri: With public outrage rising and hours after a batch of petitions were filed in the National Human Rights Commission as well as OHRC over two alleged custodial deaths in Odisha, the State government on Friday transferred Puri SP Akhileswar Singh. The State police also effected suspension of several personnel over for gross misconduct and […]

Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari
Odisha's Total Debt Rises To Rs 97,823 Crore By Sept 2020

Bhubaneswar: The cumulative debt stock of the Odisha government increased to Rs 97,823 crore till the end of September 2020 which is 16.4% of the gross state domestic product (GSDP), Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said on Friday. While presenting a Supplementary Budget of Rs 11,200 crore for the financial year 2020-21 on the first day […]

Puri Custodial Death: Orissa HC Seeks Report From Government

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Friday sought a report from the Odisha government in connection with the death of a person which allegedly took place in police custody at Puri on Wednesday. The Court has also directed the State government to submit the post-mortem report and other facts pertaining to case during the next […]

Covid-19 Odisha Update
Covid-19 Death Toll In Odisha Goes Past 1600-Mark, State Sees 757 New Positive Cases

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Covid-19 positivity rate has considerably come down in Odisha since the first week of November, the mortality rate seems to be rising, maintaining a constant upward trend. With the deaths of 16 Covid patients in the last 24 hours, the virus death toll today breached the 1600-mark to reach 1608. While […]

Roadside library
With Roadside Library, Tribal Women In Malkangiri Set Example For Others

Malkangiri: True, an investment in knowledge pays the best interest. In a bid to inculcate reading habit among the youngsters and dissuade them from engrossing in their smartphones, ‘Bada Didi’- a voluntary organisation comprising 20 tribal ladies has started a noble initiative in the district. The group has opened a library along the National Highway […]

Toilet Ek Love Story - Man From Odisha's Nilagiri Is A True Swachhata Ambassador
Toilet Ek Love Story - Man From Odisha's Nilagiri Is A True Swachhata Ambassador

Balasore: When we think of a public toilet, the first thing that strikes mind of people is unhygienic. But, what makes a public toilet near Gundicha temple in Balasore’s Nilagiri to stand out from others is the toils of a good Samaritan named Narendra Pradhan. Once with a dream of making name in the glitz […]

Locals-Police Faceoff In Puri Over Alleged Custodial Death, SP Assures Probe

Puri: A man accused in several criminal cases reportedly died in police custody at Baseli Sahi area in Puri on Thursday, triggering palpable tension in the area. One K Ramesh sustained injuries during a scuffle with police when the latter had gone to nab him on Wednesday night. Later, he was admitted to district headquarters […]

Cuttack: Armed Dacoits Storm Pvt Finance Firm; Loot Cash, Gold Worth Crores

Cuttack: Armed dacoits stormed into the strong room of the India Infoland Ltd (IIFL), a private finance company, located in the Nayasarak area of Cuttack and looted cash and gold ornaments worth several crores of rupees on Thursday. Though the exact amount of the loot is yet to be ascertained, sources said the value of […]

Indian Health Experts Hail mRNA Vaccine For Covid Treatment
Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha: Chief Minister Announces Priority Groups

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced that people above 60 years, pregnant women and health workers will be given priority during the vaccination process for Covid-19 once the vaccine is available. He made the announcement while reviewing the Coronavirus scenario in the State. The Odisha government had already commenced process for the preparation […]

Patnagarh Sextuple ‘Murder’: Police Arrest 7 Accused, 2 At Large
Patnagarh Sextuple ‘Murder’: 7 Held, 2 At Large; Personal Enmity Reason Behind Crime

Bolangir: In a major breakthrough the Bolangir police on Wednesday arrested seven persons in connection with the gruesome massacre of six members of a family which came to light on November 11. Superintendent of Police (SP), Bolangir, Sandeep Sampad said nine persons were involved in the spine-chilling murders that had sent shockwaves across the State. […]

Odisha Matric Exam
Odisha Matric & Plus-II Exams Postponed, May Even Get Withheld For A Year: Minister Sameer Dash

Bhubaneswar: If there was no pandemic, State matriculation and Plus-II exams for the 2020-21 academic session would have begun from February-March as always. But with schools and colleges still closed and a lot of syllabi pending, Odisha minister Sameer Dash Wednesday informed that the Higher Education department is considering the postponement of the aforementioned exams. […]

Puri Srimandir Reopening for all devotees
Odisha: Rs 154 Cr Budget Approved For Puri Srimandir For 2020-21

Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee on Tuesday approved Rs 154 crore budget for Srimandir for 2020-21 financial year, informed the temple chief administrator Krishan Kumar. Speaking to media Kumar said, “The income of Srimandir has nosedived due to the current Covid19 pandemic situation, while the temple expenses have increased. In a bid to […]

Odisha: CM Announces Rs 100 Cr Package For Swabhiman Anchal

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 100 crore package for the all-round development of the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Malakangiri district on Tuesday. He made the announcement following interaction with the locals in the Swabhiman Anchal ( area earlier cut-off from the rest of the state due to Maoist violence) via video conferencing from the […]

Rape And Murder Of 4-Year-Old Girl In Dhenkanal: Police Arrest Prime Accused

Dhenkanal: The police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the prime accused in the alleged rape and murder of a four-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found in a nullah at Kharakhari village in the district on Saturday. The Kankadahada police station, which is investigating the case, will produce the accused in a local court […]

Odisha Assembly
Winter Session: Covid-19 Test Of MLAs, Staffers Of Odisha Assembly From Today

Bhubaneswar: As part of special arrangements made ahead of the commencement of the winter session of Odisha Assembly from November 20, all legislators, their PSOs, drivers and staff members of Assembly will undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test from today. As per the State Health department, RT-PCR tests would be conducted twice for the Assembly winter […]

Odisha: No mass bathing, rituals at river ghats during chhat Puja this year

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has barred rituals and mass bathing at river ghats in the State during upcoming Chhat Puja celebration as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 which experts fear could make a revival during winter season. A notification in this regard was issued (in public interest) by the Special Relief Commissioner […]

Odisha Reports 668 New Covid-19 Cases, 17 Death In 24 Hours
No Decline In Covid-19 Death Rate In Odisha, 16 More Succumb In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Even as the curve of daily Covid infections is on a downward trend in Odisha, the number of fatalities due to the lethal coronavirus has refused to decline. At least 16 patients undergoing treatment at various hospitals across the State succumbed in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 1543. Five patients […]

Fate Of Jeypore, Rourkela Airports Hanging Fire

Jeypore/Rourkela: Even though Odisha government is maintaining as many as 20 airstrips for regional air connectivity purposes, operation of flight services is yet to materialise in all the airstrips except Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda. Thanks to official apathy, two such airstrips – Jeypore and Rourkela have remained non-functional despite a well prepared runway, air traffic control […]

Manish Agarwal
PA Death Case: Police Book Malkangiri Collector On Murder Charges

Malkangiri: The Collector of Malkangiri, Manish Agarwal along with four of his colleagues have been booked by police on charges of murdering his Personal Assistant (PA), Debanarayan Panda. As per reports, the murder case was registered after a court directed the police to book Agarwal and four of his associates after hearing the plea of […]

Covid-19 Cases In Odisha Below 1,000 For Third Day; 753 Positives, 17 Deaths Today

Bhubaneswar: The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Odisha continued to remain below 1,000 for the third day in a row on Sunday. As many as 753 tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours pushing the total cases to 308659. At least seventeen patients undergoing treatment at various hospitals succumbed to the […]

Odisha Sees Dip In Temperature, MeT Dept Predicts Further Drop
Odisha Sees Dip In Temperature, MeT Dept Predicts Further Drop

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha saw a dip in mercury with at least three places in the State recording 14 degrees Celsius. Daringbadi in Kandhamal district was the coldest in the State recording the lowest temperature of 13 degree Celsius on Saturday, informed the regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). According to the […]

Odisha Tops In BJP’s ‘Mission-East’ Move

Bhubaneswar: In its latest move in announcing a new team of State In-Charges, Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have given a solid footing to Odisha’s role in the party’s ‘Mission East’ policy. Even though the next Assembly election in Odisha remains far away, the saffron party has now turned its attention towards the State by […]

Baijayant Panda
Our United Efforts Will Bear Fruits In Delhi, Assam: Jay Panda

New Delhi: Following a resounding victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently concluded Manipur by-elections, party national vice-president Baijayant Jay Panda has turned his attention to Delhi and Assam where he has been appointed as the party’s State in-charge. Speaking to OTV on the new responsibility the party has bestowed on him, […]

PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Jawans
PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Jawans, Sends Clear Message To Neighbouring Countries

New Delhi: Addressing the Armed Forces at Longewala Post in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan on the occasion of Diwali on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sending clear message to the neighbouring countries said that India believes in the policy of understanding and making others understand. But it gives a fierce reply if anybody tries to judge […]

Sale of diyas
Odisha Potters Suffer As Pandemic, Chinese Lamps Hit Sale Of Diyas This Diwali

Bhubaneswar: The prevailing pandemic situation has hit the business of earthen diyas (lamps) hard as sales nosedived this Diwali season as compared to the business in the previous years, leaving potters high and dry. Traditional diya makers from Parakula, Jokia and Rangala areas of Marshaghai block in Kendrapara and Soroda in Ganjam had started work […]

BJP VP Jay Panda Appointed In-Charge For Delhi, Assam; D. Purandeswari To Look After Odisha

New Delhi: National Vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Baijayant Panda has been appointed the State in-charge for Delhi and Assam as the party on Friday released the list of in-charges for all States. National spokesperson and party’s candidate from Puri Lok Sabha constituency Sambit Patra has been entrusted with the charge of Manipur […]

Custodial Torture: OHRC Bars Woman Cop From Posting In PS For 2 Years

Bhubaneswar: Sandhyarani Jena, a former Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) at the Patna police station in Keonjhar district, has been barred from posting at any police station or deployment on field duties for the next two years after a an inquiry conducted by the Odisha State Human Rights Commission (OHRC) held her guilty in an alleged case of […]