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Tag: Odisha Latest News

Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra 2021: Odisha Police Draw Security Blue-Print, DGP Appeals To Puri Residents

The Odisha police have prepared a detailed security blue-print for the world famous Ratha Yatra at Puri scheduled to be held on July 12.

Pipili Bypoll
CAPF Troops For Pipili Bypoll; BJP Alleges Pumping Of Illegal Money In Constituency

Puri: As many as three companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) along with 18 platoons of Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP) will be deployed during the forthcoming bypoll to…

High School Students In Odisha Can Now Get Certificates Online
It's Official! 15% Quota For Odisha Govt School Students In Medical & Engineering Courses

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday issued a formal notification regarding 15 percent reservation in medical and engineering colleges for government school students. “The State Government do hereby direct that 15% of seats in Medical and Engineering Colleges of the State shall be reserved for the students who have passed the 10th Board Examination under […]

edible oil
Spurt In Edible Oil Prices Swoons Consumers, Opposition Blames Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid rising fuel prices, skyrocketing rates of edible oils have dealt a double shock to the consumers in Odisha. The situation has forced the State government to come under intense criticism of the Opposition political parties. According to sources, price of the kitchen essential has become dearer by 60 to 70 per cent in […]

cyber crimes odisha
Odisha: Cyber Crimes Spiral Upwards In 2020

Bhubaneswar: With much of humanity locked behind closed doors for much of the year 2020 thereby increasing the dependence of people on cyberspace, the crimes pertaining to the virtual community also witnessed a sharp rise in the year. In Odisha, cyber crime related incidents saw a spike of around 23.6 per cent between 2019 and […]

Lawyer passes matric after 42 attempts
Never Say Never: Meet Odisha Lawyer Who Cleared Matric On 42nd Attempt & Class 12 After 19 Years

Dhenkanal: Failure is the first step towards success and 65-year-old man Trilochan Naik from Odisha’s Dhenkanal had to take 42 steps to clear Matric exams. Naik who recently cleared Bachelor of Laws is a true embodiment of grit and determination. He has proved that one should not say that one will never do something, because […]

paddy procurement issues
BJP MPs Seek Union Minister Piyush Goyal's Intervention Over Paddy Procurement Issues In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In an all-out attack against the Odisha government, a delegation of BJP MPs from Odisha led by Union Minister of Petroleum and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday accused the ruling-BJD of misleading the farmers on issues of paddy procurement. Pradhan, who led the team from the State and met the Union Consumer Affairs, Food […]

fan falls on patient
Odisha: Female Patient Lands In ICU After Ceiling Fan Falls During Treatment At Cuttack SCB

Cuttack: A running ceiling fan snapped and fell on a female patient inside the surgery ward of the Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital today morning. The shocking incident which injured the woman critically triggered panic among the fellow patients and their attendants. As per sources, the woman, who is a resident of Jajpur, was […]

couple suicide
Odisha: Lovebirds Found Dead In Pool Of Blood In Closed Room

Paralakhemundi: In a shocking incident, bodies of a couple were found lying a pool of blood in a closed room at Ariba village under Gurandi police limits here in Gajapati district today. The deceased couple identified as Sibal Dileswari (21) and Taluru Srinu (28) were in a relationship for quite some time. As the family […]

Similipal Wildfire
Wildfire Rages In Similipal: Voices Grow Louder For Central, State Govt Intervention

Bhubaneswar: With wildfire engulfing a large chunk of forest area in the Similipal Tiger Reserve for the past several days, noted personalities from the State on Tuesday sought the attention of the central and State governments to take urgent action to curb the blaze from further destroying the reserve. Union PNG and Steel Minister Dharmendra […]

Odisha Government's Compulsory Retirement Notice Claims Life Of School Peon!

Sundergarh: A government notification for compulsory retirement seems to have cost dear for an ailing school peon in the district. Gangadhar Koudi, a peon at Ujjalpur Girls’ High School in the district who was undergoing treatment at a hospital, allegedly died days after the District Education Officer (DEO) issued notification for his compulsory retirement. Family […]

Lokayukta Clean Chit To IAS Bishnupada Sethi In OMFED 'Scam'

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta has given clean chit to senior IAS officer Bishnupada Sethi in connection with the allegation of high profile corruption in Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) in 2015. The inquiry reports in the case confirmed that no financial loss was caused to OMFED, the anti-corruption body noted in its letter. […]

Wearing PPE Kits, Laid-Off Paramedical Staff Beg In Odisha #Watch

Bhubaneswar: In the underneath of securing countrywide recognition for superb Covid management by Odisha government, the glaring dissatisfaction of thousands of healthcare professionals who played an important role in the fightback against the pandemic seems to be playing down the accolades. Healthcare professionals took to streets once again on Thursday to protest the government’s move […]

BJP, BJD Bicker Over Lingaraj NMA Heritage Draft By-Laws
BJP, BJD Bicker Over NMA Heritage Draft By-Laws For Ekamra Kshetra

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD spokesperson Shreemayee Mishra alleged that the National Monuments Authority (NMA) and the ASI are trying to restrain the developmental drive in the Ekamra Kshetra, the State unit of BJP on Thursday counter-attacked Odisha government saying that it is instead demeaning the rich heritage and culture of the State. Addressing a […]

Odisha Sweats As Mercury Soars To 40°C & Above At 17 Places
Weather Alert: Minimum Temperature To Rise In Odisha In Next Few Days

Bhubaneswar: The IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre has informed that the minimum temperature in most parts of the State is likely to witness a gradual rise in the next few days. Met Centre Director HR Biswas on Thursday said that due to rising tendency in minimum temperature (night temperature), mercury is likely to rise by 3 […]

Twin City Police Commissioner
Headless Murder Mystery Cracked; Victim Was Killed Over Marital Discord, Says Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: After groping in dark for days to ascertain the identity of the woman, whose headless body was recovered along Bharatpur-Chandaka Road near Dasapur village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on February 4, Commissionerate Police on Thursday claimed major breakthrough in the ‘blind case’ by arresting two accused in the gruesome murder case. Police Commissioner […]

Road Project Odisha
Transport Ministry Approves 3 Six Lane Road Projects In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved three six lane projects in the State of Odisha. Gadkari took to the Twitter to inform about the nod to road projects on Wednesday. The road projects approved by the Transport ministry which come under Raipur – Visakhapatnam Economic corridor include Dhanara-Hatibena […]

Srimandir Admin Lifts Darshan Curb On Sundays, Mahaprasad Partaking Allowed

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration on Wednesday allowed further relaxations for the darshan of the Holy Trinity by lifting the restrictions on the entry of the devotees into the shrine every Sunday. Earlier, the temple authorities had put restrictions on the darshan every Sunday for sanitisation works in the shrine in view of Covid […]

Odisha: Special Squad Arrests 4 Members Of Looter Gang In Bhubaneswar, 12 Gold Chains Recovered
Odisha Builder Held For Duping People Of Rs 4 Crore On Pretext Of Providing Duplex

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offence Wing of Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a builder on charges of duping several people to the tune of over Rs 4 crore on the pretext of providing duplex houses to them. Amiya Kumar Patnaik, a resident of Khandagiri area in the Capital city in his FIR lodged with the […]

Odisha: Man Dies During Treatment In Koraput Hospital, Family Demands Arrest Of Docs

Koraput: Furious and anguished family members of a man, who died during treatment at the Laxman Nayak Medical College in Koraput, sat with the body in front of the hospital on Friday night alleging serious negligence by doctors that led to his death. The family members have also lodged an FIR alleging criminal negligence on […]

Odisha Govt Waives Off Hostel Fees Of Govt ITI Students

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced to waive off the hostel fees of government ITI students in the State. The move by the government is likely to benefit around 30000 ITI students in the State. The announcement means that students will not have to pay the hostel fees of Rs 125 per […]

Nandankanan Seeks Help Of Outside Experts For Ailing Tiger Cubs

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of Nandankanan Zoological Park have sought help from wildlife health experts from outside of Odisha for the treatment of two tiger cubs who have been taken ill in the zoo for the past few days. According to sources, officials of the zoo have requested experts at Chennai Zoo and Indian Veterinary Research […]

Covid cases
Odisha: Active Caseload Comes Down Below 1K For First Time In 8 Months

Bhubaneswar: Active Covid-19 cases have come down below 1000-mark for the first time in several months in Odisha. The State Health department on Wednesday reported that the Odisha’s overall active caseload stood at 946. The State has so far reported 335282 positive cases out of which 332377 patients have recovered from the disease. The cumulative […]

paddy procurement
Paddy Procurement: Odisha Govt In Dock After Ex-BJD MP Admits Flaws

Bhubaneswar: The recent acknowledgement of various flaws in the paddy procurement by a former MP of the ruling-BJD seems to have added fuel to the ongoing protest of the farmers, sending the Odisha government into a tizzy. Recently, former BJD MP Kalikesh Singh Deo reportedly admitted mismanagement in the paddy procurement and wrote to the […]

Sex Racket Allegations In Divyang Training Centre Rocks Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha Orthopedically Handicapped Welfare Association, a city-based training centre for the physically challenged persons at Palaspalli area here has landed in a controversy after a complaint alleging sexual harassment of inmates and operation of high profile sex racket at the centre has been lodged with the police. The shocking incident came to […]