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Tag: Odisha News

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 […]

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 […]

Feast After Building Works Leaves 2 Dead, Over 15 Ill In Odisha

Dhenkanal: At least two persons died while over 15 took ill after partaking during a feast held to mark the topping-out ceremony of a house. The shocking incident was reported from Bedhapal village under Kamakhyanagar police limits in Dhenkanal on Thursday. Several labourers working at the construction site had consumed food during the feast and […]

Pipili Bypoll
Pipili Bypoll: Odisha CEO Announces Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: The Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Sushil Kumar Lohani on Wednesday made a slew of announcements for the upcoming  byelection to the Pipili Assembly constituency in the State slated to be held on April 17. Addressing a press conference, Lohani said the number of booths have been increased this year from 271 to 348 […]

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 […]

Odisha Govt Mulls 10% Quota For Students Of State-Run Schools, BJP Reminds OBC Quota!
Odisha Govt To Conduct Remedial Classes For Standard 1 To 8 In New Session

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha School and Mass Education department on Tuesday issued a formal circular informing that all students from standard 1 to 8 will be promoted to the next class without any exam for the academic session 2020-21.  The government in the notification has however announced a major relief for the students from the new […]

OTET Exam To Be Held On April 9, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Board of Secondary Education, Odisha will conduct the Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test (OTET) on April 9. The exam will be held in two sittings- first session from 8 AM to 10: 30 AM while the second sitting from 12 noon to 2: 30 PM. Candidates who had applied to appear for the test […]

CM Naveen Should Apologise: Odisha BJP In-Charge D Purandeswari

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP in-charge D Purandeswari on Tuesday fired on all cylinders stating that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should issue an apology for cheating people of the State over various issues. Launching an all-out attack, Purandeswari said Naveen should apologise before the public of Odisha as he has remained absent from the State Assembly proceedings […]

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 […]

professor shoots man
Odisha: Retired Professor Opens Fire Over Parking, One Critical

Balasore: A person sustained critical injury when a retired professor opened fire at him near Gadagadia Square in the district on Saturday. The injured has been identified as Anand Singh. He has been shifted to the SCB Medical College & Hospital at Cuttack in a critical condition. According to reports, the accused identified as Laxman […]

Odisha Assembly
Odisha BJP MLA Attempts Suicide In Assembly Over Govt's 'Apathy' Towards Farmers

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a BJP legislator in the Odisha Assembly attempted to end his life alleging the State government’s failure in resolving various issues related to the agrarian distress in the State like mismanagement at mandis, irregularities in paddy procurement, including the token system, on Friday. BJP MLA from Deogarh, Subash Chandra Panigrahi […]

bank strike
Bank Strike: Over 30K Employees From Odisha To Join Pan-India Stir

Bhubaneswar: The United Forum of Bank Unions has decided to go on a two-day strike from March 15 against the central government’s decision in the last parliamentary session to privatise the banking sector. As per reports, 30,000 employees from 5,500 different branches from Odisha are going to take part in the stir. Bank staff will […]

Puri Jagannath
NSG To Conduct Reconnaissance Of Puri Jagannath Temple On March 18

Bhubaneswar: The National Security Guard (NSG) will conduct reconnaissance of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, as a part of its security inspection in the pilgrim town on March 18. A five-member team of the NSG comprising two officers and two personnel will conduct the mock drill along with State police officers at the 12th-century shrine. […]

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 […]

Everything At Rs 5 Each: NIT Professors Turn Haat Sellers To Teach Value Of Money

Rourkela: From garments to home decors and even toys for children, this tribal ‘Haat’ at Pokrabahal village near the Steel City sells everything for just Rs 5 per piece. Trying to shun the so called freebies culture that the poor of Odisha have been made accustomed to, some professors from the National Institute of Technology […]

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 […]

Mahanadi Water Dispute Leaving Odisha High & Dry, 15 Districts Staring At A Thirsty Summer!

Bhubaneswar: Be it the construction of barrages over Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government or negligence and the lack of vision by Odisha government, the direct effect of a dry riverbed during the non-monsoon season has threatened livelihood of lakhs of people in 15 districts of Odisha. Two pictures of Mahanadi, one at Kalma in Chhattisgarh and […]

Odisha Matric Exam
Heat Wave Alert: Opposition Demands Odisha Govt To Review Morning School Timings

Bhubaneswar: Terming the revised school timings as a wrong decision of Odisha Mass Education Department, Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja on Sunday urged the State government to close the school before 11:30 AM every day in order to ensure the safety of students and teachers from the scourge of impending heatwave. The development comes a […]

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 […]

Vaccination starts
Centre Nod For Covid-19 Vaccination At BSKY Empanelled Pvt Hospitals In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Centre has accepted the request of the Odisha government and allowed 183 private hospitals empanelled under the Biju Swastya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) as vaccination sites for inoculation of elderly persons starting March 1. Informing about the development, Additional Chief Secretary (health) Pradipta Mohapatra has directed the district Collectors, Chief District Medical and Public […]

Odisha Govt Withdraws Expenditure Rationalisation Measures

Bhubaneswar: Even as the fear of resurgence of Covid-19 sending some states in the country to go on lockdown mode once again, the Odisha government on Thursday withdrew the expenditure rationalisation measures imposed last year in the wake of economic downturn due to the pandemic. It is believed that the decision has been taken to […]

Covid Vaccination 2.0: Odisha Creating Database For Senior Citizens, Comorbid Cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is preparing a database of senior citizens and people aged above 45 years of age and suffering from comorbidities who will undergo inoculation from March 1 in the next round of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, chief of the Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) CBK Mohanty said on Thursday. Mohanty said that […]

Justice At Last! Acid Attacker In Odisha Caught After Nearly 2 Decades On The Run

Bhadrak: In yet another major success for the State police, an acid attacker from Bhadrak who had been elusive for the cops in the last 19 years has finally landed in the police net. Dhusuri Police on Wednesday arrested a man named Subash Behera on charges of attacking his neighbour with acid around 19 years […]

Covid Vaccination Drive: AYUSH Doctors Allege Neglect By Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid the full-fledged Covid-19 vaccination of healthcare professionals and frontline workers in Odisha, doctors practicing under Homeopathy and Ayurveda medical systems in the State have accused the State government of showing step-motherly treatment towards them in the ongoing vaccination drive. Hundreds of AYUSH doctors in Khordha, Puri and Nayagarh district have alleged that even […]

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. […]

Kotia row
Odisha Set For Kotia Showdown With Andhra In Supreme Court Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Crores of Odias will have their eyes fixed tomorrow as the State government locks its horns with its Andhra counterpart over the escalating border dispute pertaining to Kotia region in Koraput district. Close on the heels of the Andhra Pradesh government filing an affidavit in the apex court citing that it has been […]

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 […]

Visually Challenged
Call Of The Lord: 2 Visually Challenged Friends In Odisha Brave Traffic, Walk 60 Km To Visit Jagannath Temple

Puri: Devotion and determination have no limits. The ultimate test of devotion is how one overcomes the obstacles on the way of realising the goal. Such a display of devotion and faith was played out on the National Highway No 316 when two visually challenged friends, who are ardent devotees of Lord Jagannath, walked from […]

Samir Dash Education Minister
Odisha Govt Plans To Introduce English From Class-I In CoE Schools

Bhubaneswar: If everything goes well as per plans, the Class-I students in government-run schools in Odisha will learn English from the next academic session. The School and Mass Education department has mulled to introduce the new subject for the class-I students. However, the course will be introduced in the centre of excellence schools in initial […]