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Odisha Lady Sarpanch Vested With Collector Power, Arrested For Demolishing PMAY Houses

Bolangir: Demolishing several under-construction houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAYG) proved costly for a sarpanch in Bolangir district who was arrested by police on Saturday. Hemakanti Munda, the lady Sarpanch of Salveta panchayat in Agalapada block was arrested by Loisingha Police for abuse of official power. According to sources, her husband Mohan […]

Odisha Politics Heats Up After Widespread MNREGA Corruption Allegations

Bhubaneswar: Amid the toll of COVID pandemic on employment sector, rural unskilled labourers, who should be the biggest beneficiaries of the MNREGA, are now staring at an uncertain future due to alleged corruption in the National employment scheme of the government. A special investigative report by OTV has brought widespread irregularities in MNREGA into limelight […]

Double Murder Over ‘Land Dispute’ Shocks Bolangir, Accused Detained

Bolangir: A youth allegedly hacked his uncle and aunt to death and dumped their bodies in a well in Odisha. The gruesome incident has been reported from Kutrabeda village under Bongamunda Police limits in Bolangir district. Sources said the accused Kusa Nag killed his uncle Trilochan and aunt Seema Nag with the help of a […]

Mercury Rises Further In Odisha, Titlagarh Records Season's Hottest Day At 45.8 Deg Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday witnessed a further rise in maximum day time temperature with as many as 14 towns of the State recording above 40 degree Celsius. Titlagarh which recorded 45.5 degree Celsius on Saturday, posted a further spike in temperature. The western town on Sunday recorded the season’s highest temperature so far of 45.8 […]

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COVID-19 Crisis Forces Many To Change Occupation To Make Ends Meet

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of COVID-19 is not just an unprecedented crisis but an event which is turning out to be a harbinger of doom. While many have been pushed into extreme poverty, some are forced to change their occupation to make their ends meet and stay alive. One such story is of Geeta Nanda, a […]

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Suktel River Bridge In Bolangir Collapses, Two Labourers Killed

Bolangir: Two labourers engaged in the repair of a bridge over Suktel River in Patnagarh block of Bolangir district were killed after the structure collapsed today morning. Officials of district administration and local police have launched a rescue and search operation on the spot apprehending that some others might also be trapped inside the debris. […]

Odisha Plans Installation Of 3 Cobas-6800 To Scale Up COVID-19 Tests To 15000 Per Day

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government said it plans to procure three more Cobas-6800 machines for carrying out faster and effective testing of samples to detect COVID-19, an official said. The state presently has only one Cobas-6800 machine installed at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar which conducts 800 tests every day. The lone Cobas machine […]

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Temperature To Soar In Next Two Days In Odisha, Mercury Hits 40 Degree Celsius At Some Places

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar predicted that temperature across the State will rise by two to three degree Celsius in two days in Odisha. “The maximum day temperature is very likely to rise by 2-3 degree Celsius and no large change thereafter,” said IMD in its official release. Besides, three places of […]

Rain Fury In Odisha Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Boudh/Bolangir: Heavy rain accompanied by hailstones threw normal life out of gear in several parts across Odisha on Friday. One person was killed while three others were injured in separate rain-related mishaps in Boudh and Bolangir districts. As per reports, two persons were trapped after a bamboo bush reportedly got uprooted and fell on them […]

Odisha Sanctions Rs 23 Crore For Development Of Amenities At Religious Sites

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday sanctioned Rs 23 Crore for the development of pilgrim amenities at various religious institutions of the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctioned the money for development of facilities at various religious institutions which included 10 Temples, 5 Churches, 6 Mosques and 2 Gurudwaras. Each religious institution will get an assistance […]

Khurda-Bolangir Railway Project Hangs In Balance

Bolangir: The much awaited Khurda-Bolangir railway project is yet to see light of the day due to the ‘inordinate delay’ in the land acquisition process by the Odisha government. As part of the Khurda-Bolangir railway project, so far, rail line has been set up for only 19 km – from Bolangir to Bichhupali. As per […]

Bolangir Hospital Nurses Call For Ceasework Stir Protesting Attack On Colleague

Bolangir: The nurses of Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir have called for cease work strike today protesting the attack on a colleague by the relatives of a patient on Thursday night. As per reports, the victim nurse identified as Pratima Pradhan was on duty at the female medicine ward last night when […]

Odisha Couple Conquers Religious Divide With True Love

Bolangir: One is an ardent devotee of Ram and the other a follower of Rahim but their hearts knew that while their faith was man-made and would last till their existence, their love for each other was destined by the almighty and would last long to inspire generations to come. Much like the story of […]

Three Killed After SUV Rams Into Stationary Truck In Bolangir

Bolangir: Three persons including a woman were killed and seven other labourers injured after an SUV rammed into a stationary truck near Bairasar village under Puintala block on Sonepur-Bolangir main road in the district today. Reports said two persons died on the spot and another person succumbed to injuries while being taken to hospital. One […]

Odisha’s Bolangir Placed Second In Niti Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Ranking

New Delhi: Bolangir district of Odisha has been placed at the second position in the list of aspirational districts ranked by the government think tank Niti Aayog in December, 2019. Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh topped the list while YSR (Andhra Pradesh) got the third positions, Niti Aayog said in a tweet. Sahibganj (Jharkhand) has […]

Have Lost Faith In Police & Govt: Wedding Gift Blast Survivor Reema Rani

Bolangir: On February 23, 2018, a bomb disguised in a gift parcel exploded inside the house of a newly-wed couple at Patnagarh in Bolangir district, killing the groom Soumyasekhar Sahoo and his grandmother, while bride Reema Rani sustained grievous injuries. Later, Crime Branch’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Arun Bothra cracked the case and […]

Vain Train? Train In Odisha Gets Only Two Passengers A Day

Bolangir: It is probably the rarest of the rare cases in the history of Indian Railways where only two passengers board a train every day and a meagre amount of Rs 20 is collected as ticket fare on a daily basis. In an exclusive report, OTV found out that only two passengers travel in the […]

Column: Even Symbolic Gestures Are Important

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Newspapers have reported about tourism minister, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi standing in a queue with other patients at the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Bolangir, recently to consult doctors for an orthopaedic problem. The minister, who was on a visit to the hospital to review the facilities as part of state […]

Odisha Minister Stands In Queue At Hospital To Avail Services

Bolangir: It was nothing less than a surprise for people at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir when they spotted Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi in a long queue to get a ticket for a check up. It turned out that the Minister was on a visit to the hospital to review […]

Odisha Villagers Lock Up Forest Officials For 9 Hrs !

Bolangir: Irate locals of Thalabandha village under Deogaon block of the district on Tuesday locked up two forest officials in their farm for nine hours protesting alleged inaction of the authorities in dealing with regular incidents of human-elephant conflicts in the area. Local residents of the region have alleged that despite their repeated requests, the […]

VP To Inaugurate LPG Bottling Plant In Odisha On Dec 27

Bolangir: A new LPG bottling plant set up at a cost of Rs 103 crore by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Bolangir district will be inaugurated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on December 27. The plant with a capacity to produce 42 lakh cylinders per year is scheduled to be dedicated to the […]

Over 200 Quintals of Paddy Gutted In Fire In Odisha

Bolangir: Over 200 quintals of paddy worth lakhs of rupees reduced to ashes after a major fire broke out in a farmyard at Jogisarada village under Loisingha block of Bolangir district Saturday night. Five farmers had reportedly stocked their paddy at the farmyard of Sadanand Pradhan of the village. As per reports, the fire broke […]

Woman Who Fled Pakistan & Settled In Odisha Pins Hope On CAA

Bolangir: At a time when there are widespread protests across the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the act has provided hope to many who has sought refuge in India. One such person is Sharada Sidhwani. Sharada holds a Pakistani passport and resides with her Indian husband Mahesh Kumar Kukreja, son and daughter in […]

Cotton Farmers Forced To Sell Produce Below MSP In Odisha

Bolangir: Cotton, popularly referred to as white gold is a widely-cultivated in Bolangir district after paddy. However, several farmers are now forced to go for distress sale of their produce allegedly due to lack of adequate mandi facilities. Cotton growers in the district are a worried lot due to the non-availability of mandis for the […]

Odisha Girls Harassed, Tortured And Forced To Clean Toilets In Hyderabad Hospital

Titlgarh: As many as twelve girls from Saintala block under Titlagarh Sub-Division of Bolangir district were allegedly subjected to harassment and torture in Hyderabad. All the girls had got job offer at a hospital in Hyderabad after completing government’s skill development programme in the State. The matter came to light after the girls reached Odisha […]