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Kumbh Mela Returnee Dies In Odisha, Dist Admin Takes 12 Hrs To Reach

Boudh: In an unprecedented incident, the district administration of Boudh took more than 12 hours to reach the family of a retired school teacher who died on Saturday night after…

Awareness About Covid-19 In Bhubaneswar
Odisha Police Continues Strict Enforcement Drive Against Covid-19 Norms Violators

Tightening screws on the enforcement of Covid-19 norms in the State, Odisha police continued its strict enforcement drive against the Covid-19 norm violators. According to police sources, surveillance has been intensified in market places, malls, schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Some people have been penalised for violating the guidelines in market places too. Special emphasis is laid on the enforcement of mask use and maintenance of social distancing norms. Odisha Police has appealed people to maintain all Covid-19 norms including wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing.

Sallu Surrenders
Odisha: Escapado Gangster Hyder's Close Aide Sallu Surrenders

Cuttack: Sallu alias Yakub Khan, a close aide of notorious gangster Sheikh  Hyder who staged a dramatic escape from his guarded ward in a leading hospital in the city on…

OTET Paper Leak
OTET Paper 'Leak': 3 Teachers Suspended In Deogarh

Bhubaneswar: Deogarh District Education Officer (DEO) on Sunday suspended three teachers including the superintendent of the centre at Deogarh Government Girls’ High School on charges of negligence in duty during…

Emar Mutt
8 Silver Bricks Recovered From Emar Mutt In Puri

Puri: As many as eight silver bricks were reportedly recovered from room number four of Emar Mutt in front of the 12th-century Jagannath Temple in the Piligrim City on Saturday.…

Baby Elephant Rescued
Watch: Baby Elephant Rescued From Well In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: An elephant calf was rescued by the forest department officials on Saturday after it reportedly fell into a dilapidated well in Bisusola village under Deuli forest range in the…

Covid care centres
Odisha Govt Asks Local Authorities To Ready Dedicated Covid Care Centres

Bhubaneswar: With Corona graph maintaining a steady upswing in Odisha over the past few days, the State government on Wednesday issued a notice asking local authorities to remain in full…

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Odisha Govt Lists Out Strict Covid Protocols For State-Run Offices

Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha on Wednesday issued an advisory for the strict implementation of Covid-19 appropriate protocols in all government offices in the State. According to the advisory, public…

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…

Maoist Attack Odisha
Police-Rebels Exchange Fire In Kandhamal Forest Just Days After Chhattisgarh Naxal Attack

Kandhamal: Close on the heels of the horrific attack by the left-wing extremists which claimed lives of as many as 22 jawans in Chhattisgarh, some Maoists are suspected to have…

heatwave in odisha
Odisha Weather Update: Relief For Coastal Odisha, Western Sizzles With Sonepur At 42 Deg C

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave condition continues to hit normal life in Odisha with nine places in the State recording temperature of 40 degree Celsius or above. Though the temperature dropped in coastal…

quarantine policy for health care workers
Odisha Govt Revises Quarantine Policy For Covid Healthcare Workers

Bhubaneswar: Amid a steady upswing in the cases of Covid-19 in the State triggering the possibility of a full-scale second wave of the virus pandemic, the State government of Odisha…

chaiti parba odisha
Odisha: Chaiti Parba Restrictions At Tarini, Majhighariani Temples Over Covid Surge

Keonjhar/ Rayagada: Amid a rapid resurge in cases of Covid-19, tight restrictions have been issued for the Chaiti Parba at several Shakti shrines in the State. Keonjhar district administration has…

ragging in sambalpur college
'Sexual Harassment In Name Of Ragging': Govt Directs Probe Into Sambalpur Homeopathy College Case

Sambalpur: Odisha Health Minister Naba Das on Saturday directed the department’s Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) to appoint a senior official to conduct a probe into the allegations of sexual harassment…

Hailstones Pound Boudh, Damage Crops, Houses (See Pics)

Boudh: Hailstorm, rain, and thunder lashed Puruna Cuttack area under Harbhanga block in the district reportedly causing widespread damage to vegetation and houses in the region. As per sources, an intense spell of hailstorm pounded the area today afternoon leaving local residents on toes. Hailstones as large as palms and even a bowl were also […]

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Bats For Foundational Teaching In Mother Tongue

Cuttack: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday stressed that the medium of instruction up to primary school should be in the mother tongue or local language. Attending the 600th…

sex racket
Sex Racket Busted In Bhubaneswar, 4 Detained

Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday unearthed a sex racket running from an apartment in Laxmi Sagar area of the State Capital city and took four people into custody. Acting on a tip-off late on Tuesday night, a team of police raided the apartment in Laxmi Sagar area and caught two girls one of whom, is a […]

Talcher Thermal Power Station
New Unit Of TTPS To Come Up In Talcher, Odisha Chief Secy Holds Talks With NTPC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Wednesday held a discussion with chairman and CMD of NTPC, Gurdeep Singh on setting up a new unit of Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) in Talcher. Speaking after the meeting, Mohapatra said, “A formal decision has been made in this regard. NTPC will hold a meeting with GRIDCO, […]

Covid-19 cases
Odisha Covid Guidelines For April 2021: Micro Containment Zones, Pipili Bypoll Regulation & More

Bhubaneswar: With Covid-19 cases resurging in Odisha, the State government on Wednesday issued a set of guidelines for effective control of novel-coronavirus infections. The guidelines will be in force in the State from April 1 to 30. The Special Relief Commissioner in the notification said that the District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners have been empowered […]

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 […]

aiims in odisha
Odisha Reiterates Demand For 2nd AIIMS In Sundergarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das on Tuesday made fresh proposal to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to set up the second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the State at Sundergarh. Das suggested that the existing infrastructures of a medical college and hospital at Sundergarh can be used for the […]

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 […]

Centre Rubbishes Odisha's Claim Of Erratic Covid-19 Vaccine Supply
Odisha Asks Centre To Augment Vaccine Supply To Meet 2 Lakh Daily Dose Target

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Department on Friday drew attention of the Centre to augment supply of vaccines to the State to meet daily target of 2 lakh doses. Health department ACS PK Mohapatra requested the Union government to supply at least 15 days vaccine requirement in advance to the State for uninterrupted vaccination drive. The State […]

Matriculation Exam 2021
Odisha Assembly Passes 15% Medical, Engineering Quota Resolution For Govt School Students

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly of Odisha on Tuesday passed a resolution proposing reservation for government school students in higher educational institutes in the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had introduced the resolution for 15 per cent reservation for State-run school students in the engineering and medical courses in the State. The CM’s proposal came in […]

4 More Covid-19 Cases Reported From Private College In Cuttack

Cuttack: Four new novel-Coronavirus cases were reported from another private educational institution in the city. As per information received from Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Health Officer Dr. Satyabrata Mohapatra, the concerned private college reported first Covid-19 case on Sunday. The CMC authorities carried out contact tracing on persons who might have come in touch with […]