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Tag: Latest Odisha News

Odisha Man Return
'Missing' Odisha Man Living In Arunachal Hills For Decades All Set To Return

Gajapati: Jagpati Kargi of Rayagada block in Gajapati district, who was reported missing, and later spotted living in Arunachal Pradesh hills for decades, will be soon brought back to Odisha. Informing about the development, Gajapati district administration, in a tweet mentioned that Jagpati who is in Arunachal for the past 35 years is expected to […]

Bagala Dharmashala
Wrong To Say Bagala Dharmasala Land Sold To Private Parties: Puri Admin

Bhubaneswar: Moments after BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra launched a scathing attack on Odisha government alleging that the land of Bagala Dharmasala is being sold illegally, Puri district administration clarified that ‘It is wrong to say that the dharmasala land has been sold to private lodge owners and further added that its building has not […]

COVID-19 Recoveries In Odisha Surge Pass 30K Mark
Covid19 Recoveries In Odisha Surge Past 30K Mark

Bhubaneswar: The number of Covd-19 recoveries in Odisha crossed another milestone of 30000 after 1544 more patients recovered from the viral disease on Saturday. As per the State Health department, the total number of recoveries in Odisha stand at 30241. With 560 recoveries, Ganjam reported the maximum number of recovered cases while two other districts […]

Subroto Bagchi on latest covid-19 updates in Odisha
Call 104, Furnish Details & Avoid Being A Super-Spreader Of COVID-19: Subroto Bagchi

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha on the verge of jumping to the Stage-3 (community transmission phase) of coronavirus pandemic, Subroto Bagchi – chief spokesperson on COVID-19 today urged every person to act as per the directions of state government’s 104 Helpline only, instead of resorting to self-decisions. During his media briefing, Bagchi said that the third COVID-19 […]

Bus Services Will Return Back To Normal Soon: Odisha Transport Minister
Planning Underway For Development Of All Bus Stands In Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday informed about its decision to go on a development drive mode to revamp all bus stations across the State. Replying to media queries on the sidelines of a two-day training and workshop on Sustainable Public Transport for Odisha, Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena said planning is underway […]

Pipili gang rape and murder
Woman Gang Raped By Husband's Colleague, Two Others In Odisha

Bhawanipatna: A 26-year-old woman has been allegedly gang raped by her husband’s colleague and two other men in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, police said on Sunday. All the three accused have been arrested, a police officer said. As per the complaint lodged by the victim, a 27-year- old colleague of her husband, who works in Goa, […]

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Viral Video: Odisha School Teacher Suspended For Talking Over Phone In Class!

Sonepur: A teacher of Tebhapadar Upper Primary School here has landed himself in trouble after a video purportedly showing him talking over mobile phone during class hours went viral on social media. Hours after the news was telecast, Block Education Officer (BEO) of Birmaharajpur suspended the accused teacher Muralidhar Sahu. Surprisingly, the concerned UP school […]

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Women Lecturers Allege Mental Harassment By Male Colleague In Odisha

Cuttack: A group of women lectures have levelled allegations of mental harassment and misbehaviour by one of their male colleagues at Kusum Devi Women’s College in Cuttack district. In their complaint, the lecturers claimed that Suraprasad Tripathy, a Reader in Economics department of the institution has been torturing them for the last two years. “Suraprasad […]

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Odisha Youth Arrested For Cheating Girl On Pretext Of Marriage

Bhadrak: A youth was arrested on Saturday for allegedly betraying a girl after maintaining physical relationship with her on the pretext of marriage. Bhadrak Rural Police reportedly arrested one Pramod Lenka of Asura village under charges of section 420 of the IPC after the girl filed a written complaint against him. As per the girl’s […]

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Token-less Farmers Of South Odisha Up In Arms Against Govt

Koraput: While the State government somehow managed to convince the farmers of Western Odisha to withdraw their protest against the newly-introduced centralised token system for procurement of paddy, the farmers of South Odisha mainly in Koraput district have now launched protests allegedly due to non-receipt of tokens restricting sale of paddy. Even though paddy procurement […]

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Congress MLA Blows Flying Kiss To Speaker In Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati evoked peals of laughter in the Assembly on Tuesday when he blew a flying kiss to Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro after being allowed to raise issues faced by his constituency. The Jeypore MLA, who was the first to ask questions in the House, clarified that he did not mean to […]

Court-decision-hammer
15.65 Lakh Cases Pending In Different Courts In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 15.65 lakh cases were pending for disposal in different courts in Odisha including 1,50,938 cases in the High Court, state Law Minister Pratap Jena informed the Assembly on Tuesday. Jena said this while replying to written questions in the Assembly. The minister said that while 14,14,745 cases were pending in the […]

Investment
Odisha Approves Rs 1,753 Cr Investment Proposals

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday approved six investment proposals envisaging an investment of Rs 1,753.82 crore. These proposals will create employment opportunities for 5,566 people. The proposals were approved in the 87th State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting under the chairmanship of chief secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy here. The SLSWCA approved the […]

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Another ‘Fake’ Doctor Found In Odisha’s Sundergarh District

Sundergarh: After the arrest of a fake doctor posted at Nuagaon Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Sundergarh district, another person with fake documents found running a pathology lab-cum-medicine store and attending patients at Bandhabahal in the district. As per reports, Chakranta Behera has been operating a pathology lab-cum-medicine store for the last five years. Behera […]

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Medical Student Dies After Being Hit By Cricket Ball In Odisha

Berhampur: A medical student died on Friday after being struck near one of his ears by a cricket ball during a practice session at a college playground in Odisha’s Ganjam district, police said. The incident took place at MKCG Medical College playground when he was practising cricket with his friends in the morning, they said. […]

Utsarga
Berhampur Police Launches 'Utsarga' To Donate Blood To Patients

Berhampur: With an aim to boost police-public relationship, Berhampur Police on Thursday launched ‘Utsarga,’ a people-oriented programme under which cops will donate blood to the needy patients. Police reportedly launched the ‘Utsarga’ initiative at MKCG Medical College and Hospital to donate blood to patients during emergency. On this occasion, four helpline numbers (7735000018, 9439771611, 9438170354 […]

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Migratory Birds Flock To Chilika As Winter Sets In

Khurda: “Raha raha khyane baspiya shakata dekhibi Chilika charu chitra pata,” these lines by Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das were inspired by the serene beauty of Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon which amplifies many folds by the foreign migratory birds every winter. And with the onset of wintry weather in this part of the country, exotic winged […]

Drowning death
Two Odisha Youths Drown While Celebrating Kartik Purnima

Rayagada: On a day when people were busy celebrating Kartik Purnima, two youths died in two separate incidents of drowning while performing the Boita Bandana rituals in Rayagada district on Tuesday. One Suman Behera, a student of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Institute of Technology (UGMIT), Rayagada, was swept away by water after he accidentally slipped and […]

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Brave Dog Fights Off Cobra To Save Owner In Odisha

Jeypore: Proving its faithfulness, a dog bravely fought off with a venomous cobra to save the life of his owner and his family in Jeypore Town of Koraput district. According to one Sanjeev Tripathy, a native of Power House Colony of the town, his pet dog, which he fondly calls ‘Doggy,’ spotted a spectacled cobra […]

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Minor Girl 'Poisoned To Death' Over Past Enmity In Odisha!

Ganjam: A minor girl was killed after being allegedly forced to drink poison by her neighbour at Sorisabilla village under Sorada police limits of Ganjam district. According to sources, the incident reportedly happened on November 1 when one Jagu Sethi of the village allegedly forced the girl to drink poison while she was cleaning utensils […]

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Adequate Forces Deployed To Maintain Peace After Ayodhya Verdict: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: Following the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Bijay Kumar Sharma on Saturday said adequate steps have been taken to maintain peace and communal harmony in the state. “Adequate forces have been deployed in every sensitive district of the state. Superintendents of Police […]

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25 Odisha Cops Felicitated For Probe Into Critical Cases

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police of Odisha, B K Sharma, on Friday, felicitated 25 officers for investigating critical cases, leading to the conviction of the accused. Seven women officers were among the 25 personnel who were felicitated at a programme held at the Crime Branch Office in Cuttack. Appreciating the efforts of the investigating officers, […]

arrests
5 Held For Duping Person On Pretext Of Installing Mobile Tower

Rourkela: The cyber wing of Odisha police on Friday arrested five people for allegedly duping a person on pretext of installing mobile tower on his land, police said. The accused were arrested from Salt Lake, on the eastern fringes of Kolkata in West Bengal, they said. The person used to get calls from the accused […]

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Cannabis Plants Worth Crores Torched In Gajapati, Boudh

Gajapati/Boudh: Intensifying the drive against ganja (Dry Cannabis) smuggling in the wake of the harvesting season of the contraband crop, a joint team of Mohana Police and excise department conducted raids in forests near Nijuma and Ruamba villages in Gajapati district and destroyed cannabis plants worth around Rs 15 crore. The total cultivation spread over […]

COAL SUPPLY
Centre Unlikely To Consider Odisha's Demand On Coal Royalty

Bhubaneswar: The Centre is unlikely to consider the Odisha government’s demand for revision of coal royalty as Union Coal and Mines Minister Prahlad Joshi on Friday said that it is linked to the power tariff. “The Chief Minister has given a representation to me on coal royalty revision. I have briefed the Chief Minister that […]

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Engine Of Ajmer-Puri Express Catches Fire, No Casualty

Bhubaneswar: The engine of Ajmer-Puri Express on Thursday caught fire near Handapa railway station in Odishas Angul district, railway officials said. However, there was no report of any casualty, the official said. The station manager of Handapa Station in the Angul- Sambalpur section of the East Coast Railway, detected the smoke coming out of the […]

Naveen Patnaik's focus on 5T in Odisha
Odisha CM Launches Palliative Care In All District Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched Palliative Care Programme in all the district headquarter hospitals of the state. The District Palliative Care Programme (DPCP) facility will be available in all district headquarter hospitals and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela Government Hospital. “Palliative Care Programme will play a significant role in realisation […]

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Nagada Village Gets Electricity Connection

Jajpur: Electricity connection has been finally provided to Nagada, a hilltop tribal village in Sukinda Chromite valley of Odisha’s Jajpur district which had hogged the headlines three years ago for the death of 21 children due to malnutrition, officials said. The power connection was given on Wednesday after the Odisha Lokayukta summoned six district officials […]

scb-medical
Odisha CM Announces Rs 1000 Cr For SCB Medical College

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a Rs 1000 crore plan for the development of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack into a state-of-the-art, 3,000-bed integrated hospital. The Chief Minister said the premier medical college will be developed into one of the top three hospitals in the country. “We will create […]

Capital-Hospital
Capital Hospital To Soon Get Cardiac Centre Of Excellence: Odisha Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das Wednesday said a cardiac centre of excellence will soon come up at the state-run Capital Hospital here. The start of the cardiac centre would be part of the extensive reforms in the health sector under “Mo Sarkar” (my government) and 5Ts initiative of the state […]

Cyclone
Keeping A Close Watch On Cyclonic Storm: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government said they have kept a close watch on cyclonic storm, which is brewing up in the Bay of Bengal. “As per the IMD report, there is less possibility of cyclonic storm hitting the Odisha coast. However, the clear picture will come out after the formation of the cyclonic storm,” said Special […]

Supreme-Court
Odisha Among 9 States To File Status Report On Filling Up Vacancies In CIC, SICs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre and nine states including Odisha to file a status report on filling up of vacancies in the central and state information commissions in compliance with its earlier orders. A bench headed by justices S A Bobde gave the directions after RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and others […]

Rourkela
Glue-Sniffing To Get High On Rise Among Teens In Rourkela

Rourkela: Frequent use of adhesives by teenagers to get intoxicating effect has raised major concern for the local administration in Rourkela. Due to cheap rates and easy availability in the market, many young boys especially street children are reportedly opting for it. “Whenever I earn some money I buy a bottle of adhesives and use […]

Anubhav-Mohanty
Odisha MP Anubhav Mohanty Misbehaves With OTV Journalist

Kendrapara: It seems that BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty has got a penchant for being in news, but for all the wrong reasons. This time the parliamentarian has drawn severe criticism from various quarters for allegedly misbehaving with an OTV journalist who approached him for his comments after a project announcement event for Baladevjew Temple […]

Super-22
'Super 22' Showcases How Grit Conquers All Odds

Bhubaneswar: Time and again divyangs have proved that they can excel in almost every field – and how could cinema and acting be far. With an aim to provide a platform to such talents, Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishra and social welfare organization Smile Please jointly organized ‘Super 22’ show in Bhubaneswar on Monday to showcase […]

Surrender-Maoist
Once Wanted, Former Maoists Now Embark On A New Journey

Malkangiri: The hands which once wielded guns and smeared with the blood of innocent people are now serving tea and snacks to people. Former Maoists Bhima Madhi and Dinesh Madkami who once topped the State Police list of most wanted left wing extremists are now self-employed and leading a life of esteem by running a […]

Artists
Story Of Two Odisha Men Who Conquered Poverty With Passion

Bhubaneswar: Penury can’t throttle the artistic creation. Meet Ashwini Bag and Nagarjun Bhoi of Sundargarh and Puri district respectively, who have epitomised this saying by religiously following their passion despite facing all kinds of adversities. Ashwini, a resident of Haldia Dafai village under Biramitrapur Tehsil of Sundargarh district is a painter and sculptor by profession. […]

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1 Dead, Over 20 Taken Ill After Consuming Spurious Liquor In Odisha

Rayagada: One person died while over 20 others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious country-made liquor at Kataguda village in Kalyansinghpur area of Rayagada district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Dhanphul Huika, a native of Dhepaguda. Around 30 people including Dhanphul reportedly fell sick after they consumed liquor and developed symptoms like […]

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Miscreants Break Into Shop, Loot Cash In High-Security Zone In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Throwing a challenge to the Commissionerate Police, miscreants broke into and looted cash from a showroom in the High Security Zone of Bhubaneswar on Friday night. A group of miscreants reportedly broke into M/s Suryansh Sales, a marble showroom, situated in Saubhgyanagar in the Airport area by cutting through the metal roofing. The miscreants […]

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Lady PEO Death: Victim's Father Alleges Threat To Life

Jajpur: As outcry over alleged lapses in probe into the death of Haridaspur PEO, Smitarani Biswal, continue to grow, the victim’s father, Sadananda Biswal, on Friday said that he will move outside the State alleging threat to his life. While expressing dissatisfaction over the probe into his daughter’s death, Biswal said that those who have […]

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