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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 […]

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha: 1018 Fresh Covid Infections & 12 Deaths Reported; Rayagada Sees Zero Cases In Last 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha rose to 307004 on Friday after 1018 more persons tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours. Twelve fatalities during the period have pushed the death toll to 1495. Of the fresh cases reported from 29 districts, 585 are from quarantine and the rest 433 were local […]

Centre Approves Rs 128.23 Crore For Odisha As Additional Amphan Aid
Centre Approves Rs 128.23 Crore For Odisha As Additional Amphan Aid

Bhubaneswar: In order to boost the relief and restoration works in Odisha, the Centre has approved an additional assistance of Rs 128.23 crore for the State under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) as cyclone ‘Amphan’ assistance. The additional central assistance was approved during a High Level Committee (HLC) meeting chaired by Union Home Minister […]

Puri Admin Bans Lighting Of Kaunriya Kathi At Singhadwar This Diwali

Puri: The district administration of Puri has banned the age-old ritual of burning of Kaunriya Kathi (jute sticks) in front of Singhadwar during Diwali this year. The decision to ban the practice this year was taken to prevent air pollution caused by the smoke that emanates from the burning of the jute sticks which could […]

Odisha Cabinet Approves Supplementary Budget Of Rs 11,200 Crore; Nod To 18 Proposals

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Thursday approved Supplementary Budget of a whopping Rs 11,200 crore which will be tabled on the first day of the upcoming Winter Session of the Odisha Assembly. The Cabinet meeting, which gave its nod to as many as 18 proposals, was chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Loan To GRIDCO […]

Covid Sero Survey: 46.39 % Cuttack Residents Have Antibodies

Cuttack: A Serological survey which was extensively conducted in the municipal corporation area in the last few days has revealed that 46.39 per cent residents of the Silver City have developed COVID-19 antibodies in them. Briefing the press about the latest development, Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation, Ananya Das said, “A total of 2274 blood […]

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha Records Lowest Daily Covid-19 Spike In 115 Days, No Decline In Fatality Rate

Bhubaneswar: Maintaining the declining trend, daily Covid-19 cases in Odisha once again dropped below the 1000-mark with the detection of 986 new infections in the last 24 hours. The previous time the State had recorded a surge below 1000 positives was on Tuesday when only 987 were found positive. The total Covid-19 cases in the […]

10 Odisha Students Selected To Participate In NASA’s Rover Challenge
In A First, Indian Team Comprising 10 Odisha Students Gets A Chance To Participate In NASA’s Rover Challenge

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for the State, 10 students from Odisha have been selected to participate in NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Human Rover Challenge scheduled to be held next year. What’s more remarkable is that this is for the first time when a school team would be representing India at the international-level event. The […]

SC Orders Release Of Arnab Goswami On Interim Bail, Says Personal Liberty Must Be Upheld

New Delhi: In a major development, the Supreme Court has ordered the release of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on bail. A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee also granted interim bail to two others, Nitish Sarda and Parveen Rajesh Singh, on personal bond of Rs 50,000 each. Justice Chandrachud said […]

Odisha: Six Of Family Found Dead Inside Home

Patnagarh: In a bizarre incident, six members of a family were found dead inside their house at Sanrapada under Patnagarh police limits in Bolangir district on Wednesday. Additional Superintendent of Police of Bolangir Manoranjan Pradhan informed that the body of a man along with his wife and four children were recovered from their house. Reason […]

Balasore win
BJD Sweeps Odisha Bypolls, Snatches Balasore Sadar Assembly Seat From BJP

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha has won bypolls to the two assembly seats in the State. While the ruling party once again won the Tirtol seat, it snatched the Balasore Sadar seat from the BJP. BJD’s Swarup Kumar Das won the Balasore seat by a margin of  13351 votes from BJP’s Manas […]