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Revealed: Why Odisha Govt Buried Biju Yuva Vahini In Infancy?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government inaugurated the birth of Biju Yuva Vahini in a grand way just 3-years ago, the home-truth to the fore now is the pet child of the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has become the victim of U-5 child mortality in the State recently. The Youth and Sports Services Minister Tusharkanti […]

Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again
Odisha Assembly Proceedings Stalled As Ruckus Continues

Bhubaneswar: All transactions in the Odisha Assembly have been stalled on Monday for third consecutive day due to protest and counter protests by the members of Opposition and treasury benches in the well of the House. Soon after the House reassembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP stormed into the well and created heavy […]

Explained: What Compels CM Naveen Patnaik To Go For COVID19 Address To State?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Covid-19 count in Odisha has been remaining below the 100-mark for the last 33-days, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s address to the people of State urging them to strictly adhere to the pandemic appropriate behaviour assumes significance. “For your cooperation, the corona situation in the State is well under control. The pandemic […]

Buildings Of Holding Tax Defaulters To Be Sealed: BMC

Bhubaneswar: Amid protests to revoke the hike in holding tax, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Sunday informed that buildings of the tax defaulters will be sealed. In a letter to the all zonal deputy commissioners (ZDCs), the BMC directed to initiate certificate cases, under the OPDR Act 162, against all the defaulters. “Steps may also […]

Odisha Unemployment Fact Check: No jobs For Over 45 Lakh Youth, 4th Highest in Country

Bhubaneswar: It’s official now. Odisha figured prominently in the country with high job losses during the lockdown period. The State is ranked among the top-5 states in the country in the table. This comes up as a top-up shocker for the State when Odisha had been ranked among the top-5 states in the country with […]

No Exams For Class 1-8 Students, New Academic Session May Not Start From April: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today said that schools will not reopen in the State and all students from class 1 to class 8 will be promoted without any exam. The State government is reportedly mulling to take the decision to promote class 1-8 students in view of the recent […]

Suicide Bid By BJP MLA In Odisha Assembly: BJD Demands Apology 

Bhubaneswar: The legislators of the ruling-BJD on Saturday demanded unconditional apology from BJP MLA Subash Panigrahi who attempted to kill self by consuming hand sanitiser under the premises of Odisha Assembly yesterday. The BJD MLAs and Ministers today trooped into the Well of the House and raised slogans stating that they will not let the […]

Odisha Assembly
Odisha BJP MLA Attempts Suicide In Assembly Over Govt's 'Apathy' Towards Farmers

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a BJP legislator in the Odisha Assembly attempted to end his life alleging the State government’s failure in resolving various issues related to the agrarian distress in the State like mismanagement at mandis, irregularities in paddy procurement, including the token system, on Friday. BJP MLA from Deogarh, Subash Chandra Panigrahi […]

Odisha Assembly: Opposition Vents ‘Paddy Procurement’ Ire On Govt, House Adjourned Till 4 PM

Bhubaneswar: The second phase of the Budget session of Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note on Friday with Opposition BJP and Congress creating ruckus in the House over paddy procurement. The Opposition accused the Odisha government of betrayal for not implementing the decision taken in the all-party meeting to address the problems of the […]

Odisha: MBBS Student Alleges Ragging By Seniors At VIMSAR, Probe Begins
Odisha: MBBS Student Alleges Ragging By Seniors At VIMSAR, Probe Begins

Sambalpur: The anti-ragging cell of Veer Surendra Sai Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla on Friday launched a probe after a student of the institute alleged ragging by seniors. According to initial reports, a second year MBBS student reported the ragging incident during visit of the anti-ragging squad of the medical college to […]

Odisha Budget session's second phase from today, Oppn set to corner state govt
Odisha Budget Session's Second Phase From Today, Oppn Set To Corner State Govt

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are set to corner the Biju Janata Dal government over several issues during the second phase of the Budget session beginning on Friday. The second phase is scheduled to continue till April 9 with all Covid-19 precautionary measures in place. The opposition parties have chalked […]

Lingaraj Temple
Maha Shivaratri 2021 In Pictures: Odisha Dips In Devotion With Covid Caution

Bhubaneswar: The auspicious festival of Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated across Shiva shrines in Odisha amid strict Covid-19 restrictions. According to reports, devotees are thronging famous Shiva temples like Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, Lokanath temple in Puri under strict Covid protocols while pandemic restrictions have been enforced at many other shrines in the State. […]

Countdown For Next Odisha DGP Begins: 4 Top Cops In Race
Countdown For Next Odisha DGP Begins: 4 Top Cops In Race

Bhubaneswar: With the high-level IPS reshuffle having been undertaken by the Odisha government recently, a hunt for the next DGP of Odisha has already begun. “Since the incumbent DGP Abhay is due for retirement in June this year, his succession plan is already underway at the highest level. The Chief Secretary will be meeting soon […]

Scuffle Between Jagannath Temple Police
Odisha: SJTA Plans To Augment Corpus Fund Of Puri Srimandir To Rs 1000 Cr

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has set a target for enhancing corpus fund of Puri Srimandir to Rs 1000 crore by 2023. Since earning from bank interest is not sufficient, other measures like putting up Srimandir donation boxes (hundis) at airports, railway stations and other important places will be undertaken, said SJTA Chief Administrator […]

Mayurbhanj Bandh
Similipal Fire: Bhanja Sena Observes 9-Hour Mayurbhanj Bandh Protesting Administrative Failure

Baripada: Alleging lackadaisical approach by the Odisha government and forest department, the Bhanja Sena, a local outfit on Wednesday is observing nine-hour Mayurbhanj shutdown in protest against the government’s failure in gaining control over the forest flames in Similipal biosphere reserve for over a fortnight. The impact of the bandh has been felt across the […]

Odisha Gives Two Hoots To SC Guidelines, Shunts Out Senior Cop Sudhanshu Sarangi Early

Bhubaneswar: In a hasty, but not unexpected, move, the Odisha government on Monday reverted seasoned cop and former police commissioner of Twin City Sudhanshu Sarangi, to his old post as CMD Odisha Police Housing and Welfare Corporation (OPHW) which he had held nearly a decade ago. By tossing the top cop of Twin City to […]

Minor Tribal Girl Gang-Raped In Jajpur; OISF Cook Among 4 Held

Jajpur: Even as the world celebrated women’s day with much pomp and grandeur on Monday, a minor tribal girl was allegedly gang-raped by four men the previous night. The victim, a college student from Duburi area in Jajpur district, was on her way to collect scholarship money from a private company at Kaliapani area in […]

Forest fire
Wildfire Across Odisha In Lens

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government has constituted a high level task force to contain raging forest fire across the State, the blaze continues to devour large tract of forests in several areas in almost all districts of Odisha. Forest and fire services personnel along with locals are finding it tough to douse the raging […]

FDI To Odisha Up 27% In Pandemic Year!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has seemingly netted good in the pandemic year. The State has received a higher order of FDI dose despite a string of lockdowns and shutdowns. As per the Union Ministry of Finance, Odisha had received FDI inflow worth $16.58 million during the period of April- November 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic was ruling […]

Naveen Forms Mission Shakti Dept: A Reality Check On SHGs In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the growth of women-led Self Help Groups (WSHGs) having stagnated in Odisha, it seems Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in order to fix the plaguing ills in the SHG movement has recently come up with a new panacea – an exclusive department called Mission Shakti. The numbers tell a shocking tale of the SHG […]

International Women's Day: From Kitchen To Enterprise, These Women In Odisha Are Scripting Transformation
International Women's Day: From Kitchen To Enterprise, These Women In Odisha Are Scripting Transformation

Kendrapara/Ganjam: Traditionally, the life of women in rural India revolves around working in the fields or confined to household chores. Moreover, social responsibilities, unfavourable economic conditions and subjugation to a patriarchal order are the many challenges they face on a daily basis. However, a group of Muslim women from Kendrapara district and Gitanjali Tripathy of […]

International Women's Day: 61% Mothers in Odisha Anaemic, 63% Inpatients Are Women!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the world will be observing the International Women’s Day on March 8 with the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” are the women who constitute nearly half of the population of Odisha are hale enough to lead the society? The statistics, however, graph a shocker for […]

Covid-19 Test Lapses At VSSUT: Pvt Firm Junks Odisha Govt's 'Faulty Kits' Claim
Covid-19 Test Lapses At VSSUT: Pvt Firm Junks Odisha Govt's 'Faulty Kits' Claim

Sambalpur: In a fresh twist to the Covid-19 test lapses at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Sambalpur, a private firm on Sunday claimed that the test kits supplied by it for detection of SARS-CoV2 were not defective. The Delhi-based kit manufacturing company, Oscar Medicare Pvt Ltd, performed live demo of the kits […]

Weather Warning: Heat Wave To Sweep Half Of Odisha In March Last Week!

Bhubaneswar: Half of Odisha will be going to feel the heat towards the end of the current month (March). As there will be no significant weather pattern over the north-west India, hot and dry winds will blow to Odisha from March 19 onwards, only to make the State hotter than the rest of India. As […]

Bhubaneswar: Youth Chased, Hacked To Death At CRP Square In Broad Daylight

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a pick-up van driver was chased by a group of miscreants who hacked him to death with sharp weapons in broad day-light at the busy CRP square on Saturday. The ghastly street crime has nevertheless reaffirmed the notoriety Odisha’s capital city has earned as a crime capital of late, raising […]