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Aparajita Sarangi
Odisha: Stop Bulldozing Heritage On Pretext Of Development, Urges MP Aparajita

Bhubaneswar: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi on Saturday urged the State Government not to bulldoze and demolish heritage structures in the periphery of monuments during beautification drives across the State. “Many heritage structures have been demolished during the recently carried out heritage corridor development work. Conservation of heritage and development should go together within rules,” said […]

Odisha: Is The Arcelor Mittal MoU Signing Perfectly Timed?

Bhubaneswar: Former Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau had once very seriously said ‘The essential ingredient of politics is timing.’ Quirky it may sound but the germane Canadian strategy was today apparently seen getting germinated in the political soils of Odisha when BJD biggies during the celebration of Biju Jayanti showcased, in a big way, […]

Lead Fundraising Drive For Puri Srimandir Development, Dharmendra Urges Gajapati

Bhubaneswar: In the lines of mass fund collection drive (Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan) for Ram Temple In Ayodhya, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Puri King to launch and lead a similar kind of drive for the development of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri. In a letter to Gajapati Dibya Singha Deb, Pradhan urged that […]

Anubhav-Varsha Marital Discord: Actress Files Fresh Complaint Against In-Laws
Anubhav-Varsha Divorce Case: SC Orders Transfer Of Petition From Delhi To Cuttack

New Delhi/Cuttack: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the transfer of a petition filed by actor-turned BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty at the Patiala House Court In New Delhi seeking a divorce from his actress wife Varsha Priyadarshini to the family court in Cuttack. Anubhav had filed the divorce petition at the Patiala House Court on […]

Anjana Mishra Gangrape Case: CBI Recreates Crime Scene With Biban Biswal In Barang
Anjana Mishra Gang Rape Case: CBI Recreates Crime Scene With Biban Biswal In Barang

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday morning took Biban alias Bibekananda Biswal, the prime accused in the sensational 1999 Anjana Mishra gangrape case, to the crime spot to recreate the incident. A team of CBI and local police officials took Biban to the crime spot in Barang area under Chandaka Police Station […]

"81% Covaxin Efficacy Gives A Booster Dose To Atmanirbhar Bharat"

Bhubaneswar: The country’s vaccination war against novel coronavirus has entered a decisive stage. Very soon nearly half a dozen new range of vaccines will hit the market to lend depth to the ammunition of immunity against the COVID19 in the country. Speaking exclusively in the OTV’s 11th annual conclave Foresight, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Reiterates Request For OBC Quota In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday reiterated his request to the Odisha government to implement reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions, and for Socially Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) in educational institutions in the state. “I had written letters to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking reservations for OBCs […]

Simlipal Forest Fire: Topper Odisha Need To Take A Leaf Out Of Mizo Fire-fight Book!

Bhubaneswar: The Simlipal Reserve Forest in Odisha burning red for over a week has made the State’s fire management plan go up in smoke. The big howler here for the State is despite not in the top-10 states having the maximum vulnerability to forest fires, Odisha has the dubious distinction of topping the country in […]

Odisha Govt Sends Team
Odisha Forest Fire: Similipal Tiger Reserve Burns As Fire Devours One Third Of The Park

Bhubaneswar: Even as more than 10 days have passed since a devastating fire broke out in the wilds of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR), India’s largest biosphere reserves in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, the State Forest Department is still to bring the situation under control. The raging flames continue to spread from one part to another devouring […]

Not Even 31% Students Have Employable Talent In Odisha, Says India Skill Report 2021

Bhubaneswar: This is no music to the ears of Odisha. It seems the skill development in the State is battling with serious problems. Odisha neither has scored big in employability nor in the availability of the skills in demand. The India Skills Report 2021 released recently has bared the chinks in the State’s Skill Development […]

Faulty Kits Rendered 25 Students Of VSSUT Test Covid-19 Positive, Says Odisha ACS Health

Sambalpur: Days after reports hit the headlines that 25 students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla tested positive for COVID-19, additional chief secretary (Health) Pradipta Mohapatra on Tuesday said that the positive reports came due to faulty coronavirus testing kits. He informed that no students of the varsity are positive because […]

Odisha To Sizzle Till May As Temperature Will Rise Above Normal: IMD

Bhubaneswar: Get ready for harsh sultry days as the maximum temperature in Odisha will be above normal for a long period of three months till May, predicts the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday. The probability forecast for maximum temperature issued for several sub-divisions of India issued by IMD indicates above normal maximum temperature in […]

Naveen takes vaccine
Odisha: CM Naveen Takes Covid-19 Jab As Govt Orders Offline Registration For Vaccination

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday tackled the vaccine hesitancy by taking the first dose Covid-19 jab at the Odisha Assembly dispensary even as the the government ordered off-line registration of the beneficiaries during the second phase inoculation drive, beginning today. Patnaik was administered the home grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Botech and Indian […]

PM Modi Takes First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine At AIIMS

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he has taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the AIIMS here and appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN to the prime minister, sources said. “Took my first dose of the COVID-19 […]

Odisha: 1.86 cr In State Have No Access to Drinking Water in Summer!

Bhubaneswar: In a clear display of deja vu, for a whopping over 46 lakh people in Odisha, collecting a pitcher of water will prove a herculean task this summer. As per the data released by the 15th Finance Commission, only 88 per cent of the rural population in Odisha have access to safe drinking water. […]

Major Fire At Satkosia Eco Retreat Festival In Odisha, Lucky Escape For Tourists  
Major Fire At Satkosia Eco Retreat Festival In Odisha, Lucky Escape For Tourists  

Cuttack: At least three cottages set up at Satkosia eco retreat festival near Baliput in Cuttack district reduced to ashes after a major fire broke out at the site in the early hours of Sunday. The visitors to the festival had a narrow escape in the mishap. While the exact cause of the blaze is […]

Odisha: March Covid-19 Guidelines Released ; Good News For Operas, Check Other Details

Bhubaneswar: Opera parties and open air thatres can perform their show with a cap of maximuim 2000 audiences amid strict adherence to Covid-19 norms as the Odisha government issued fresh guidelines for March 2021 on Saturday. In its order, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), however, has empowerd the local administration to take a call on […]

No Home Isolation For Asymptomatic Returnees From 5 High Risk States: Odisha Govt Revises Norms 
No Home Isolation For Asymptomatic Returnees From 5 High Risk States: Odisha Govt Revises Norms 

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has revised its guidelines issued in view of the upsurge of COVID-19 positive cases in some states and reduced the monitoring of returnees to five high risk States instead of 12. “In partial modification to the instructions issued above, it is clarified that at present the precautionary measures may be limited […]

Petrol-Diesel Price Rise: Prices May Get Cheaper By Rs 5 per litre Soon?

Bhubaneswar: The prices of auto fuels look fired-up in India. Within 48 hours, the price of the Indian crude oil basket has increased by around 6 per cent to touch $65.70 per barrel today, though the fact of relief is prices of the auto fuels remained unchanged. Amid the flare-up in oil prices, a commodity […]

Bharat Bandh Across Odisha In Pictures

Bhubaneswar: Commercial markets across Odisha have more or less remain closed today as the Odisha Traders’ Association extended support to the Bharat Bandh called by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in protest against Goods and Services Tax (GST), petrol price hike and e-way bill. Traders at some places also hit the streets with placards […]

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Bharat Bandh: Commercial Establishments, Markets Shut Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Barring few establishments, commercial markets across Odisha have more or less remain closed today in view of the Bharat Bandh called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in protest against the new e-way bill and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). However road transport services across the State remained normal. In response […]

Heat Wave Alert: Odisha To Sizzle At 42 deg C, Tube Well May Go Dry by March-end!

Bhubaneswar: With February being on its last legs, it seems Odisha is in for a hotter March. The mercury is set to shoot over the 40 degrees Celsius mark in the third week of March. Early model forecasts suggest that the maximum day time temperature in the State will remain 3-4 degrees Celsius above the […]

Airport screening
Mumbai Returnee Among Two Test Covid-19 Positive, Screening Begins At Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: Two symptomatic travellers who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on Wednesday have tested positive for Covid-19 even as the Bhuabeswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) begins screening of all passengers on their arrival at the airport from today. While one of the two Covid-19 positive passengers, who came from Mumbai, has been kept under […]

Covid-19 Vaccination Of Elderly Persons: Odisha Govt Issues Operational Strategy 
Covid-19 Vaccination Of Elderly Persons: Odisha Govt Issues Operational Strategy 

Bhubaneswar: As elderly population and persons with co-morbidities will be vaccinated from March 1, the Odisha government on Wednesday wrote to the district collectors and municipal commissioners on the operational strategy for initiating the vaccination. “The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has communicated that the vaccination of next priority group of elderly population and […]

Odisha Plus II Exam-2021 Schedule Announced, Check Details
CHSE Odisha Plus II Exam-2021 Schedule Announced, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday announced the examination schedule for Plus II students (all streams- Arts, Science and Commerce). As per the programme, the annual test will begin on May 18 and continue till June 12, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. “The exam will commence on May 18 and will end […]