Tag: Odisha News

Extend summer holidays for another 3-4 days, demand Odisha teachers, parents
Extend summer holidays for another 3-4 days, demand Odisha teachers, parents

Amid rising temperatures, the OSSTA has urged the Odisha BJP government to extend summer vacations due to unsafe heat levels, particularly as schools lack adequate facilities like fans and proper roofing, posing health risks for students.

  • Monday, 17 June 2024
Newly elected MLAs to take oath on June 18 and 19; security tightened at Odisha Assembly
Newly elected MLAs to take oath on June 18 and 19; security tightened at Odisha Assembly

The Odisha Assembly is set to conduct an oath-taking ceremony for newly elected MLAs on June 18 and 19, with heightened security and the election of the Speaker following on June 20. This marks the first session of the new BJP-led government in Odisha.

  • Monday, 17 June 2024
Attack on Cuttack Sadar MLA Prakash Sethi's car, accused detained
Attack on Cuttack Sadar MLA Prakash Sethi's car, accused detained

Cuttack Sadar MLA Prakash Sethi's car was attacked by a local youth after attending a Raja Mahotsav event. The incident occurred in Sompur, Cuttack. Although the MLA was unharmed, police have detained the accused, suspecting political motives.

  • Monday, 17 June 2024
Mohan Majhi Cabinet: 100 days challenges for ministers to deliver as team amidst high expectations
Mohan Majhi Cabinet: 100 days challenges for ministers to deliver as team amidst high expectations

Mohan Majhi, newly sworn-in as the first tribal Chief Minister of BJP-led Odisha, has allocated portfolios to his cabinet. Facing challenges like the Mahanadi Water Dispute and law and order issues, the mostly first-time minister team will also tackle manifesto promises such as paddy MSP hikes and program implementations.

  • Sunday, 16 June 2024
Odisha CM Mohan Majhi chairs review meeting for smooth conduct of Snana Purnima and Rath Yatra
Odisha CM Mohan Majhi chairs review meeting for smooth conduct of Snana Purnima and Rath Yatra

Odisha CM Mohan Charan Majhi chaired a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming Rath Yatra and Snana Purnima in Puri, emphasizing cooperation for peaceful celebrations. Key officials discussed safety and traditional aspects of the events scheduled for July 7.

  • Sunday, 16 June 2024
Bijay Patnaik & VK Pandian
VK Pandian dented govt machinery: Odisha’s ex-chief secretary opens Pandora's box

"The entire administrative system turned into a 'Police Raj' system. Those who were opposing and not bowing down were facing police action, Vigilance raids and getting harassed."

  • Friday, 14 June 2024
Enhanced rainfall activities in Odisha from June 17
Relief on cards from hot and humid conditions as IMD predicts heavy rainfall in some Odisha districts

The coastal districts will also experience hot and humid conditions. However, there is a possibility of increase in the rainfall activities from June 17, informed IMD’s Bhubaneswar centre director Manorama Mohanty.

  • Friday, 14 June 2024
Woman, daughter injured in knife attack over land dispute on ‘Raja Parba in Sambalpur 
Woman, daughter injured in knife attack over land dispute on ‘Raja Parba in Sambalpur 

In Sambalpur, a woman and her daughter were critically injured after being stabbed by their neighbor over a land dispute. The victims, identified as Indu Das and Payal Das, are currently in critical condition at VIMSAR Hospital.

  • Friday, 14 June 2024
Havildar dies in 'bomb' explosion during disposal in Cuttack
Havildar dies after 'bomb' explodes during disposal in Cuttack, police say firecrackers

Havildar Pradip Malick died in Cuttack when a supposed 'bomb', later identified as firecrackers, exploded during disposal near the Kathajodi river. A high-level investigation is demanded as details remain unclear.

  • Friday, 14 June 2024
Odisha CM Mohan Majhi
Odisha CM Mohan Majhi expresses shock over 'inefficient administration'; power was with specific coterie

The new Odisha Chief Minister, Mohan Majhi, expressed shock over administrative dysfunctions after reviewing the current state.

  • Friday, 14 June 2024
Odisha dips in Raja festivities; Prez Droupadi Murmu, CM Mohan Majhi and others extend wishes
Odisha dips in Raja festivities; Prez Droupadi Murmu, CM Mohan Majhi and others extend wishes

Odisha celebrates the Raja Parba, a festival honoring womanhood and Mother Earth. Festivities include traditional food like 'poda pitha' and activities such as 'Doli Khela'. Both President Murmu and CM Majhi extended their wishes, highlighting the festival's cultural significance.

  • Friday, 14 June 2024
Fake certificate in postal recruitment: CBI raids 67 locations in Odisha 
Fake certificate in postal recruitment: CBI raids 67 locations in Odisha 

The CBI is conducting raids across 67 locations in Odisha to bust an interstate gang supplying fake certificates for the Gramin Dak Sevak Exam. Over 200 officials are involved, targeting areas like Kalahandi and Balasore following a complaint from the Director of Postal Services, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

  • Thursday, 13 June 2024
Preparations for 'Raja' celebration underway in Odisha on Sajabaja
Preparations for 'Raja' celebration underway in Odisha on grand prelude 'Sajabaja'

The Raja festival, celebrated over three days in Odisha, honors womanhood and nature. It features traditional rituals like turmeric baths and 'alta' application, festive foods like 'poda pitha', and activities such as 'doli khela'. Each day of the festival holds unique significance, embracing cultural heritage and seasonal transitions.

  • Thursday, 13 June 2024
Mohan Majhi takes oath as Odisha CM
Mohan Majhi takes oath as Odisha Chief Minister; historic day, says PM Modi

A large number of dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Rajnath Singh and Chief Ministers of several states including Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma attended the ceremony.

  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Odisha CM Designate Mohan Majhi
From bomb attack to police misbehaviour, Odisha CM-designate Mohan Majhi endured it all…

Mohan Majhi, the first BJP Chief Minister of Odisha, is set to be sworn in after a tumultuous journey marked by a bomb attack and police misbehavior. Previously serving as a Sarpanch, the four-time MLA from Keonjhar has been known for his dedication to public service.

  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024
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