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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 […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly: Special COVID-19 Testing For All Ministers, MLAs & Staff

Bhubaneswar: Special arrangements have been made for COVID-19 tests of all ministers, MLAs and other staff ahead of the winter session of Odisha Assembly starting from November 20, informed Speaker, SN Patro on Tuesday. During a high-level meeting held with officials of the health department and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Patro informed that it has […]

Odisha's Daily Covid Cases Drop Below 1000 After Months, 13 New Fatalities Recorded

Bhubaneswar: Nothing but safety is the best way to prevent Covid infection. In a major declining trend, Odisha’s Covid graph dipped dramatically as it has witnessed daily cases below 1000 for the first time after over three months. Health department informed that the State saw 987 fresh cases in the last 24 hours of which […]

Covid-19 Odisha cases
Daily Covid Cases In Khordha & Cuttack Drop Below 200 For The 1st Time In Months

Bhubaneswar: As many as 1219 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 16 patients undergoing treatment at various hospitals succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department. With this surge, the cumulative infection in the State rose to 302793 while the death toll has climbed to 1441. […]

Odisha On Tenterhooks Over Possible COVID-19 Second Wave

Bhubaneswar: With a possible second COVID-19 wave on the cards, people in Odisha are now on tenterhooks even though the daily positivity graph is registering a downward trend. Though there has been a considerable drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases in November compared to the past two months, the situation is still alarming […]

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha Covid-19 Update: 1434 Fresh Cases, 15 Deaths In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: The number of Covid-19 infections continued to rise in Odisha with 1434 more people testing positive for the virus in a span of 24 hours pushing the total cases to 301574. With 15 more fatalities during the period, the death toll climbed to 1425, informed the State Information & Public Relations Department on Sunday. […]

Sonepur Shivers At 9.6°C, Mercury Slips Below 15 Deg At 11 Places

Bhubaneswar: With the onset of winter, minimum temperature continued to plummet in Odisha as 11 places in the State recorded temperature below 15 degree Celsius for the second consecutive day on Sunday. The minimum temperature fell below 10 degree Celsius to 9.6 degree Celsius in Sonepur, making it coldest town in the State, informed the […]

Odisha Born Aditi Parida Tops CDS II, 2019 Exam

Bhubaneswar: Odisha born Aditi Parida has topped the Combined Defence Services (CDS) II, 2019 examination (women), the results of which were published recently, official sources said. The merit list carrying a total of 241 candidates includes 174 candidates who cleared the exams for Officers Training Academy, Chennai for short service Commission Course (NT) (for Men) […]

Odisha Covid-19 Count Breaches 3-Lakh Mark, Death Toll Surges Past 1400

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 positive tally in Odisha crossed 3-lakh mark on Saturday after detection of 1372 more infections in the last 24 hours. The State set another grim milestone as the virus death toll has surged past 1400 with 17 patients succumbing to the disease in various hospitals during the period. As per the State […]

Odisha: All Schools To Remain Closed Till December 31, 2020

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided not to reopen schools in the State till December 31, 2020 in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation. In a notification issued on Friday evening, the School and Mass Education Department informed that all schools in the State shall remain closed till the above mentioned period in view […]

Odisha: Covid Infection In Schools A Worrying Trend! Minister Says Situation Under Control
Odisha Schools Will Not Reopen In November, Clarifies Minister Sameer Dash

Bhubaneswar: All schools in Odisha will continue to remain closed until further orders in view of a possible second wave of infection next month, State School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Dash announced on Friday. The State government had earlier announced that classes for students of IX to XII will resume in November for which […]

Covid-19 Odisha Update
COVID-19 Odisha Update: Fatalities On Rise With 14 Deaths In A Day, 1385 New Cases

Bhubaneswar: After showing a declining trend in the number of one-day fatalities in the last couple of days, Odisha saw another spike in deaths due to Covid-19 on Thursday. At least 14 patients undergoing treatment at several hospitals succumbed to the infection pushing the Covid-19 death toll to 1378. Khurda and Mayurbhanj recorded three new […]

Odisha Likely To Face 2nd Wave Of Covid19 Pandemic In December: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that there will be no relaxations in restrictions on celebration of Diwali this year as there is every likelihood that the State may witness the second wave of Covid-19 infection after mid-December. While taking stock of the Coronavirus situation in the State, the CM said that […]

Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami Arrested By Mumbai Police
Reminds Of The Emergency: Top Leaders Slam Maharashtra Govt's 'Forceful' Arrest Of Arnab Goswami

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Union Ministers and senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party strongly condemned the assault on Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and the subsequent arrest, and have cited the behaviour of the Maharashtra government and police as an attack on the freedom of Press, the fourth pillar of democracy. This morning, police barged […]

Arnab Goswami Arrested In Two-Year-Old Suicide Case

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Police’s Raigad unit on Wednesday morning raided the home of Republic TV owner and arrested its Chief Editor Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case. A senior police officer Sachin Vaze said that Goswami was arrested in the abetment to suicide case of 2018, which had been closed earlier and has […]

Puri Srimandir: Special Arrangement For Patitapabana Darshan

Puri: Devotees can now get a close view of Lord Patitapabana as the Srimandir and the district administration have moved the barricade 20 feet further towards the Singhadwar. The special arrangement will help devotees get a close glimpse of the Lord during the month of Kartik. One can now enter through the barricade at Srimandir […]