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Who will become Naveen's successor? 'Mo Sarkar' holds the clue!

Bhubaneswar: What Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik disclosed on BJD’s 23rd birth anniversary is not anything brand new, the only subtle difference is earlier he had spoken about successor when prodded. Then he had said ‘people of Odisha will choose the successor’. On Thursday, Naveen addressing the party cadres said, ‘BJD is now a people’s movement […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
FlashBack 2019: Trial by Fire for Odisha Politicians, Gala time for Aam Admi!

Bhubaneswar: The time for a flash back as the countdown begins for the departure of year 2019.  For politicians, the year has been an ordeal by fire. However, the year had the last laugh as it made big leaders huff and puff for crown. Being the election year, while the year delivers nightmarish moments to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
FlashBack 2019: A 'calamitous' year For Odisha!

Bhubaneswar:  Since Odisha’s worst cyclonic disaster became talking point of the nation, the departing 2019 could  well be remembered as a calamitous year in State’s history. The tumultuous fact is State had to bear the brunt of Extremely Severe Cyclone (ESC) Fani in a month which was not considered as the traditional cyclone season in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Rain Likely To Mar New Year Celebrations In Odisha: Met Dept

Bhubaneswar: The New Year celebration across Odisha is likely to be marred by rainfall as the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar today predicted light rainfall between January 1 and 3 across several parts of the State. Duty Officer of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre, PK Nath informed that the entire State will witness dry weather, however, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Revelry Marks Onset Of New Year 2020 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Revellers in the State bid adieu to 2019 and welcomed New Year 2020 with grandeur today. People organised parties and functions across the State to celebrate the Zero Night in full gaiety. Different hotels and clubs in Twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Rourkela, Balasore were bedecked to mark the special occasion as […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha's 20-20 Challenge: Niti Aayog's SDG Index shows poverty, hunger acute in State

Bhubaneswar: New year 2020 dawned on today. But 1980’s challenges of  poverty and hunger are still daunting Odisha.  The grip of hunger and poverty still acute in Odisha and the State languished in the bottom-10 in poverty and hunger elimination in the country. As per the Sustainable Development Goals-Index 2019-20 released recently by Niti Aayog, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Commissionerate Police launch All out war: Odisha Road Romeos will face Tadipaar!

Bhubaneswar: It seems year 2020 rings in the bad days for the Casanovas on streets. Now, Roadside Romeos will pass comment or indulge in eve-teasing at their own risk. The Twin City Police Commissionerate will be serving such evil doers externment  or Tadipaar notice. A court summon will be served on to their parents also. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Pipili Bypoll
Odisha Police Is Biased: Amicus Curiae On BJD's 'Helmetless' Bike Rally

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court, based on a report of the Amicus Curiae, has directed Odisha Police DG to file an affidavit in connection with the alleged inaction of police during recent motorcycle rally by Biju Janata Dal (BJD), when hundreds of party workers were seen driving bikes without wearing helmet. The directive came when […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Exit rains, enter dense fog from Sunday in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: No respite from wintry rains for five districts of Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Gajapati and Nayagarh for next 24 hours. Widespread rains are predicted for tomorrow in the five districts. As per the latest IMD bulletin (see the image below), except the five districts mentioned above, districts like Kandhamal, Boudh, Subarnapur, Balangir, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Needed a 'Disha', Odisha Rape count crosses 2500 mark in 2019

Bhubaneswar: The numbers are very disgusting. The tentative figures show Odisha wrapped up the year 2019 with over 2,524 rapes. And over 44 per cent of the rape burden is borne by only 9 districts. The State has 30 districts. The 7-infamy districts are not new comers, the sexual assault numbers there keep clocking up […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha 'manufactured' Zero farmers' suicides in 2018, shows NCRB Report

Bhubaneswar:  Only days after pocketing the Krishi Karman Award in Agriculture, big revelation from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2018 report on Accidents and Suicides in India is, Odisha draws a neat big ‘zero’ in farmer suicides in 2018. As per NCRB report, Odisha is among the few bigger states, including Mamata-led West Bengal […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Proposal Of Police Commissionerate System In Three Odisha Cities Hangs In Balance

Bhubaneswar: Despite Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement in the year 2016 to roll out Commissionerate system of police in three important cities-Sambalpur, Berhampur and Rourkela, the proposal is yet to see the light of the day. As per reports, the central government had approved relevant posts to under the system for the mentioned cities a […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odissi Doyen Padma Shri Minati Mishra No More

Bhubaneswar: Minati Mishra, one of the most respected and revered Odissi dancer and Padma Shri awardee passed away at the age of 91 in Switzerland, family sources said on Monday. Mishra, who worked alongside first-generation gurus of Odissi such as Guru Deba Prasad Das and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, received huge applause and many accolades for […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha lights up Modi's UJALA, tops country in LED bulbs distribution

Bhubaneswar:  In Prime Minister Modi’s LED revolution, it’s Odisha which has seemingly ‘led’ the country in LED revolution. The State topped the country in LED bulbs distribution. The State remained light years ahead of its big counterparts like UP, Bihar, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) scheme, which was […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
7th warmest 2019 impact: Odisha turns lightning hub with 29K flash counts!

Bhubaneswar: With year 2019 being declared by IMD as the seven most warmest year in India’s recorded history, it’s Odisha which figures among the major states that bore the brunt. As per IMD’s Annual Climate Summary report 2019 released on Monday, the 2019 annual mean land surface air temperature for the country was +0.36 Degree […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Bharat Bandh By Central Trade Unions Affects Normal Life In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been severely affected across Odisha with the beginning of 24-hour all India strike called by 10 Central Trade Unions (CTUs) protesting hike in price of essential commodities, unemployment, “anti-people” policies of the Centre and several other issues. Educational institutions remained closed in several districts while public transport like bus and train […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
NCRB 2018 Big Breaking: Odisha rapes down 52% in 2018 courtesy a sleight of hand!

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha shows the way how statistics can be made pliable. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2018 report released today shows rapes in Odisha down by a whopping nearly 53 per cent. The total rape count in Odisha in 2018 stood at 923 vis-a-vis 2,070 in 2017. The NCRB report further counted only 37 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
11,397 Odisha Villages To Go Dark As Power Utility Decides To Pull Plug On Defaulters

Bhubaneswar: Hit by pending electricity dues, the Central Electricity Supply Utility Supply (CESU) of Odisha has decided to disconnect power supply of consumers who are yet to clear their dues. CESU CEO, Arun Bothra today informed that a special drive will be launched from January 16 to disconnect power supply of defaulters. The senior official […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tezaab tale: Odisha No 3 in country in acid attacks, shows NCRB 2018

Bhubaneswar: The film Chhapaak is seemingly more about how in 2005, a 15-year old Delhi girl Laxmi Agarwal was attacked with acid by a 32-year old youth Nadeem Khan only to avenge for being rejected in his love request, and less about the lead actor Deepika Padukone, often embroiled in controversies. And it was Laxmi’s […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Balika Badhu syndrome lingers, NCRB 2018 ranks Odisha 6th in child marriages!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha ranks among top-10 states in prevalence of child marriages, State police could rescue only 22 victims under Prohibition of Child Marriages (PCM) Act in 2018. In contrast, Tamil Nadu, which is among top-10 low child marriage incidence states in country, registered a high of 67 cases. As per NCRB report 2018, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Not Phoolan or Gabbar's' Land, Odisha No 2 in Dacoities in Country: NCRB 2018

Bhubaneswar:  It’s no more Phoolan Devi’s UP or dreaded Gabbar Singh Gujjar or Gabbar Singh’s (on whose life film Sholay has been made) MP, but Odisha and Maharashtra have emerged as the hunting ground for dacoits in country. As per the NCRB report 2018, Odisha with 480 incidences of dacoities finished second after Maharashtra in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha scores 'Fail' Grade in Rural Development, shows Rural Ministry Report

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has been spending on an average 10 per cent of total expenditure every year on rural development during the period of 2017-18 to 2019-20, the State still fared poor and figured among the bottom-10 states in rural development index nationally. As per the State Performance Report – 2018-19, Odisha could score […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
What's Cooking? Is SEBC reservation BJD's 2024 poll trump card!

Bhubaneswar: Is BJD strategising to launch its 2024 political campaign right from now? Clues are galore over BJD’s latest political chess play. Significantly, the demand of caste-based enumeration is related to Census that will take place in 2021, and its findings will be out in year 2022; whereas elections are scheduled in April-May 2024. Moreover, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
7 girl child kidnapped, 5 went missing everyday in Odisha: NCRB

Bhubaneswar: Dreadful numbers for Children in Odisha. The State saw 7 girl children kidnapped and 5 girls gone missing every day in year 2018. Such alarming numbers tumble out for Odisha in the recently released NCRB report 2018. The 2019 count of missing girl children are also not enthusing. Provisional data for the year shows […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha No 2 in industrial riots in 2018, shows NCRB report!

Bhubaneswar: No good news for Odisha. The State keeps figuring among top states having high industrial riots since 2014. Odisha had registered 75 industrial riots in 2018, next only to Tamil Nadu. In fact, Odisha had topped the country in 2015 and 2017. The State could have again topped in 2018, but for the riot […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha top pricey state in country, inflation rate 9.41% vs 7.35% nationally!

Bhubaneswar: Feeling the pinch of price rise in a hard way? Why not, when Odisha has emerged as the top pricey State in the country. The annual inflation rate released on Monday by Central Statistics Office (CSO) makes the explosive revelation. As per CSO, the combined Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of December […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Odisha Celebrates Makar Sankranti With Devotion & Gaiety

Bhubaneswar: Religious dips, kites, makara chaula and other delicacies marked the celebration of Makar Sankranti in Odisha today. A pan-India solar festival called by different names, Makar Sankranti is the first major festival after the New Year celebrations. The festival marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn), its northward […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Express Derails In Cuttack, Statutory Inquiry On Jan 18

Cuttack: As many as 20 passengers were reportedly injured, five of them critically, after Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express derailed near Nergundi railway station in Cuttack on Thursday. The mishap occurred at around 7 am. According to initial report, about eight coaches of the super fast express derailed after hitting a guard van of a […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
5T 'Grievously Hurt' By High-Profile Violent Crimes In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has very assiduously introduced 5T and Mo Sarkar in police recently with an objective to build the bridge of trust deficit existing between police and common men on streets. Moreover, to achieve the objective, Patnaik himself has dialled to citizen complainants to ascertain the satisfaction level in citizens. But all […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Traffic Rules To Become Stricter From March 1, Warns Odisha Transport Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera on Saturday informed that helmets will now be mandatory for pillion riders in the State. While talking to reporters, Behera categorically ruled out any possibility of reduction in fines under the Motor Vehicles Act. “After the completion of three-month relaxation period, traffic rules under the Motor Vehicles Act will […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Challenges Galore For Newly-Elected BJP President Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Soon after taking command of the State unit of BJP, senior leader of the party Samir Mohanty said his focus is to pave the way for the saffron party to serve 4.5 crore people of Odisha and make the party’s image clean by freeing it from the BJD-BJP ‘Foes Outside Friends Inside’ rhetoric. Mohanty […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Dense Fog To Engulf Several Parts Of Odisha In Next Two Days: IMD

Bhubaneswar: Thick patches of fog will shroud coastal and interior districts of Odisha on January 22 and 23, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre in Bhubaneswar informed on Monday. “There are chances of dense fog in some coastal and interior pockets like Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Sundergarh, Kandhamal, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Spoken English Lessons From Class-I In Odisha Schools Soon

Bhubaneswar: Spoken English programme will be introduced for students from Class I in all schools across Odisha soon, informed State School and Mass Education (S&ME) Minister Samir Dash. A decision regarding this has been taken keeping in view the keenness among parents and guardians of students for English education of their wards. Besides, stress will […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Flight Services From Jharsuguda To Varanasi From Jan 31

Jharsuguada: Flight connectivity from Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda to Varanasi will commence in the last week of January 2020. Air India’s subsidiary, Alliance Air will run the fight from Jharsuguda to Varanasi via Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Bhubaneswar from January 31. Similarly, the carrier will also begin Jharsuguda-Kolkata direct flight from […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
New default AC temperature may make Odisha save 10,452 MW power/yr!

Bhubaneswar:  With the clocking in of new year 2020, all room Air Conditioners (ACs) covered under the ambit of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) star-labelling programme will be mandatorily having a 24 degree C default temperature. The Union Power Ministry has already issued a notification in this regard. The moot point then is does this […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
BJP Or BJD? Tug Of War Ensues Over Credit For Bhubaneswar-Surat Direct Flight

Bhubaneswar: Millions of Odias were elated to see Air India kick off its direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Surat on January 20. Barely three days elapsed and then surfaced a tug of war between the BJP and BJD over whose impetus drove AI to commence its operations. It was Odisha Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Odisha Political Race Course: Old warhorse BJD vs BJP's New Horse vs Horseplay in Cong

Bhubaneswar:  When former British PM Winston Churchill had said politics is not a game, it’s an earnest business, nearly a year after the big bang 2019 elections, how is the political sensex trending in Odisha. Is the ‘business’ of politics in State displaying a bullish or bearish trend? It’s well known that in Odisha’s political […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
National Girl Child Day: A Look At Some Odisha Women Who Broke Barriers To Reach Top

Bhubaneswar: From household chores to act as the breadwinner of the family or leading professions, the sky has now become a limit for women and it makes it even bigger achievement when she has to do all that while playing diverse roles in her lifespan. Many iconic women from India like Indira Gandhi, Kalpana Chawla, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
60 lakh jobs in country, only 48K in Odisha in 2019-20: EPFO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is yet to be counted among top-10 job creators in the country. The acuteness of joblessness in the State is well evidenced by the hard numbers. As per the net payroll data released by Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Thursday, when the country sees new jobs counting to a high of over […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Bhubaneswar Airport's Under-Construction Building Collapses; 1 Dead

Bhubaneswar: In an unfortunate incident, the roof of the under-construction building to link the terminal 1 of Biju Patnaik International Airport with terminal 2 collapsed leaving one person dead and while critically injuring couple of other persons. According to sources, one of the workers got crushed under the collapsed roof and lost his life. The […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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