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37 lakh ailing in Odisha, State 7th in country: NSSO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha figures among the top -ten unhealthy states in the country. In a short span of 15-days, the total persons reportedly ailing in Odisha stood at a whopping 37 lakh. The recently released National Sample Survey (NSS) report titled Household Social consumption in India: Health reveals the state of health of people across 36 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
2 in every 5 paid bribe to local authorities in Odisha: India Corruption report 2019

Bhubaneswar: When CM Naveen Patnaik has publicly stated that his administration has a zero tolerance for corruption, and when his government has launched the much-touted 5T scheme in a big way to banish corruption from the State, the shocker is in the last 12-months two in every five had to shell bribe money at state […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
BIG Relief! Odisha Relaxes Enforcement Of New Traffic Rules By 3 More Months

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the huge rush at the offices of the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) across Odisha, the State government on Thursday relaxed the enforcement of new traffic rules by another three months. Informing about the development, Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera in Odisha Assembly announced that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed for […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
CAG Findings Question Odisha Govt's Fresh Borrowings Despite Cash Balance

Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has flagged shortcomings in the way Odisha government has presented its financial position citing the fresh borrowings by GoO at higher interest rates despite having a large cash balance. The 13th Finance Commission had recommended that the States with large cash balances should make efforts to […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Winter To Be Warmer This Season, Predicts IMD

Bhubaneswar: December is knocking at the door, but winter chill is still missing in Odisha. Not only Odisha, several other states across the country will experience warmer winter this year, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). There is a higher probability of above-normal minimum temperature during the winter season, as per IMD’s latest seasonal […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
OTV Mini Marathon 2019 Flagged Off In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Braving the early morning chill, thousands of people from the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and other parts of the State participated in OTV Mini Marathon, organised on the occasion of World AIDS Day today. The marathon is an initiative by OTV, the leading media house in Odisha, to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha's subsidy burden ballooned courtesy natural disasters: CAG

Bhubaneswar: Natural disasters have made the subsidy bill of Odisha government soar to a new high in 2017-18. Subsidy expenses on natural disasters had risen by a massive Rs 391 crore. As per CAG report ‘State of Finance’ laid in State Assembly recently, when the FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management) Act has mandated to […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Make in Odisha: State 4th in industrial investments in 2019

Bhubaneswar: Industrial investments have apparently picked up in Odisha in 2019, post two mega industrial ‘Make in Odisha’ conclaves. The State with a bag of investment worth Rs 26,687 crore till October this year has emerged fourth top state after Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra. In 2019, Odisha bagged over 6.2 per cent of total investment […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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Puri Gang Rape: Accused Constable Jitendra Sethi Arrested

Puri: Police today arrested prime accused Constable Jitendra Sethi in connection with the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Puri. Three other suspects who have been detained are being interrogated, police said. Latest reports suggest that the government quarters near Jhadeswari club where the girl was allegedly raped was allotted to Sethi. His […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Puri Gang Rape: DIG Assures Charge-sheet In 20 Days, Trial In Fast-track Court

Puri: Of the four accused in alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Puri, two persons including the prime accused have been arrested and will be court forwarded today. Addressing a press meet, DIG (Central) Ashish Singh said, “Dismissed constable Jitendra Sethi and one Rajesh Sethi have been arrested so far. Four teams have […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
'Disha' Ominous as Odisha fails 'Nirbhaya' Test!

Bhubaneswar: Now from Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar, a loud chorus ‘We want to be safe, not be raped” renting the skies again as heinous crimes against women, especially rapes, are growing by leaps and bounds in the country, including Odisha. Recently, replying to a query on women safety, MoS Divyashankar Mishra has reeled out gory statistics. […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Woman Banker 'Commits Suicide' In Odisha Capital, Probe Underway

Bhubaneswar: The body of a woman bank manager was found hanging at her rented house in Baramunda area of Bhubaneswar on Thursday. The deceased R Ranjita Rao was working as a senior manager of UCO bank’s Ashok Nagar branch in the capital city. Ranjita’s body was found hanging inside her rented house MIG-51 in Baramunda […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha Vox Pop cheering Hyderabad encounter an obit to criminal justice system?

Bhubaneswar: In a first, the killing of the four accused in rape and murder of ‘Disha’, a veterinarian in Hyderabad, in an encounter this early morning hours by Cyberabad police has virtually given a new ‘disha’ to the criminal justice system in the country. And when the overwhelming vox populi, including in Odisha, give three-cheers […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha records 3 suicides a day in Apr-Oct 2019, Married men toll high!

Bhubaneswar: Suicides are killing at least 3 people every day in Odisha. And married men bear the brunt more than their bachelor counterparts in the State. As per the data available with the State health department, as many as 709 teens & adults have taken this extreme step in the State in April – October […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha 5th in fatal factory mishaps in country!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the fatal injuries in factory accidents in the State have almost halved during the last decade (2008-19), Odisha still figures in the top -10 states with high factory fatalities in the country. As per the latest data available with State Directorate of Factories and Boilers, a total of 18 factory workers died […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha Police Stations unsafe & unsecure: Police Ranking 2019 report

Bhubaneswar: Here’s a shocker. Police stations in Odisha, which have the responsibility of ensuring safety of public, are themselves unsafe. The eye-popping home truth has been revealed by a Union Home Ministry report that was released at the recently concluded DGP conference in Pune, which was attended by PM Modi. The report titled Ranking of […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Will new Odisha DGP bring 'Abhay' for Women in State?

Bhubaneswar: A former Chicago Police chief had once said “Crisis is what causes change to happen.” Truly, senior police officer and 1986-batch IPS Abhay today takes charge as DGP of the State, when Odisha is staring at a crisis where crime against women is breaching a new normal every day. So, taking the guard at […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Human Rights Day: Odisha No 3 rights violator nationally in 2019!

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of National Human Rights Day today, the stunning blow is  Odisha has emerged as the number three in human rights violations in the country in 2019-20. Significantly, when the Odisha government is high on Mo Sarkar and 5T, the seemingly disconcerting home-truth revealed is dissatisfied over Odisha government’s action taken report […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
24,954 migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan & Afghanistan In Odisha: Census 2011

Bhubaneswar: With the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 stirring up the nation vigorously, post the legislation being vetted by Lok Sabha and when the bill has been tabled today for voting in Rajya Sabha, it’s the precise moment to take a glance at the bill and its impact on Odisha. As per the bill passed by […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha Announces Package For Lingaraj Temple Periphery Development

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing resentment over eviction near Lingaraj temple, Odisha government on Thursday announced a special package for peripheral development of the shrine and rehabilitation of affected stakeholders. Besides, a committee has been set up to formulate a special act for Lingaraj temple. The Law department has set up a special committee which also […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
CAB 2019 - Legislative Council trade off: Is BJD 'bargaining' a fish still in water?

Bhubaneswar: The State’s political circle is abuzz with, what many call, a ‘deal’ between BJP and BJD over the latter’s support to the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019. Significantly, the meeting of BJD MPs with Home Minister Amit Shah on the day the Rajya Sabha was voting on CAB 2019, and the observation of Party RS […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Paddy traded below MSP at market Yards in Odisha's Kendrapada: APMC report

Bhubaneswar:  Even as the State Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare (FS&CW) Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain denies of paddy prices dropping below Minimum Support Price (MSP) at isolated open markets in Odisha, the daily  report of the State Agricultural Produce Market Committee, functioning under the State FS&CW department, reveals that paddy (common) prices have dropped below […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha MPs Half-yearly Exam: Veteran Mahtab top scorer, Young MPs have a sloppy show

Bhubaneswar: The legendary cofounder of tech giant Infosys NR Narayana Murthy had once said democracy is all about delegation of power by vast majority of citizens to a few representatives  chosen on merit and competence. As the seventeenth Lok Sabha has completed three sessions – Budget, Monsoon and Winter, the moment is ripe to take […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
In House of Elders, younger Odisha RS MPs outshine elders!

Bhubaneswar:  Soon after the bitterly fought 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the big politically cracker event has been the Rajya Sabha elections in Odisha in June, when BJD supported BJP candidate Ashwini Vaishnaw (former IAS & IIT alumni) in the ‘larger interests of State’. With almost half -a-year has been over since their election to the […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odia Actors, Naba Das' Daughter Enter Restricted Zone Of Hirakud Dam; SP Seeks Report

Sambalpur: A controversy erupted on Sunday after a video reportedly shot in the prohibited areas of Hirakud reservoir in Sambalpur showing three popular actresses of Ollywood and daughter of a State minister went viral on social media. The viral video is purportedly showing actresses Prakruti Mishra, Elina Samantray and Lovina Nayak enjoying the moments in […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha sees first CAA protest, Naveen's silence sending wrong message!

Bhubaneswar: Towing the CAA protests elsewhere in country, especially in opposition-ruled states, Odisha witnessed first protest against Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 on Tuesday when hundreds of members belonging to the Muslim community held a massive rally in Capital city. What sounds significant is, the protest rally has been organised 3-days after a Muslim delegation from […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
We Don't Support NRC, Let Peace Prevail: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Amid raging protests over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country with fresh flames reaching Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday made it clear that his party does not support the NRC. He however clarified that Indian citizens need not panic over the CAA as it deals […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Ola, Uber, 'Mo cars & 2-wheelers' will give Odisha's 'Mo Bus' concept a run for money!

Bhubaneswar: When Odisha government is betting on public transport schemes aka the ‘Mo Bus’ to boost public transport, the stunning fact for the government is in the last decade (2010-11 – 2018-19) fleet of private cars vroomed by a massive 163 per cent. The two-wheelers during the last decade have grown by a high of […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
NTCA snub puts tiger conservation in Odisha at great risk!

Bhubaneswar:  History is written by victors, said Winston Churchill once. Unfortunately, on Thursday Odisha scripted history as a big loser in country’s wild tiger conservation. Virtually, a whimpering end to the roaring first-ever inter-state tiger relocation project in Odisha poses big questions on survival of this striped species in the State. The thriving fear is […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Like Kapil Dev's 300th wicket, will Barabati witness Rohit becoming 3rd fastest to score 9000 runs?

Bhubaneswar:  Will the Windies wind up a win at the Barabati to level up the one-day series or the Men in Blues maintain their Vizag’s winning tempo to clinch the series? Since India has won the toss today, and has elected to bowl first, the team seems following the beaten track of 2011, when India […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Barabati Battle: India Beat West Indies By 4 Wickets, Win Series 2-1

Cuttack: A big opening stand between Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul, Virat Kohli’s 85 and a late surge from Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja helped India chase down 316 and win the three-match series against the West Indies 2-1 at the Barabati Stadium here on Sunday. The West Indies seemed to have gained the upper […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
'Poaching Menace' In Satkosia A Grave Threat To Its Eco-Balance

Bhubaneswar: Even when the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve over death of translocated tiger (T-1) & Tigress Sundari’s uncertain future, the forest department of Odisha continues to be in a denial mode that poachers are on a prowl in the forest belt. The […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
'Hot' Potato prices in Odisha will cool down by New Year day!

Bhubaneswar: Prices of potato that have turned ‘hot’ last week in Odisha will cool down by the New Year Day. The spike in Odisha is attributed to a sharp dip in arrivals from West Bengal as the entire potato stock in store houses there were offloaded much earlier this year than in the normal course. […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha, Bhubaneswar not in top-10 skilled workforce list: India Skill Report 2020

Bhubaneswar: Even as CM Naveen Patnaik claimed that ‘skilled in Odisha’ is fast emerging as a global brand, the reality check done recently by Wheebox finds Odisha nowhere in the top-10 states with the highest employability in country. As per the India Skill Report (ISR) 2020, Odisha failed to make it into the top-10 states […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Will CESU's high AT&C, T&D losses derail Odisha's discom privatisation 2.0?

Bhubaneswar: Eighteen years after the failure of power discom privatisation in Odisha, the acquisition of CESU (Central electricity Supply Utility) by Tata Power signals a new beginning in the State’s power reforms. Significantly, Delhi, where Tata power is a discom utility, and Odisha have privatised their electricity distribution almost around the same time.  While the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Christmas Celebrated In Odisha With Joy

Bhubaneswar: Christmas was celebrated with pomp and gaiety accompanied by religious fervour in Odisha on Wednesday as thousands thronged churches for special prayers. Churches were decorated with lights, candles, Christmas trees and bells while people from all walks life attended the midnight mass by singing carols and prayers at churches across the state. People from […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Will competitive vote politics make Odisha go West Bengal, Kerala & Rajasthan way on NPR 2020?

Bhubaneswar:  Even before Modi cabinet gave its nod to National Population Register (NPR) scheduled  to start from April 2020 across the country,  three states, namely, West Bengal, Kerala and Rajasthan, have decided to stall the NPR process in their respective states. The troika of states have put the NPR process on hold citing ‘law and […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Decade's Last Solar Eclipse Wows Stargazers

Bhubaneswar: Scores of stargazers and astronomers fix their eyes on the sky as the last solar eclipse of this year began at 8:29 AM in India. Though the celestial phenomenon is hard to resist, the experts have barred people to see the eclipse with naked eyes. Watch below, moments of the spectacular ‘Ring of Fire’ […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Set Everything On Fire: Congress’ Pradip Majhi During Agitation In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Congress leader Pradip Majhi was today caught on camera reportedly directing his party workers on mobile phone to set afire everything immediately after getting orders. The exclusive video of entire incident which took place during bandh-call by the party in Nabarangpur, is available with OTV. “Keep petrol and diesel ready. The moment you get […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Pradip Majhi Booked For Instigating Arson Attack

Nabarangpur: Trouble seems to be mounting for Congress leader and former MP Pradip Majhi with Nabarangpur police on Friday registering a suo-motu case against him for purportedly provoking supporters to carry out arson attack while staging protest against alleged rape and murder of a minor girl in Kosagumuda area on December 14. Majhi was on […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021

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