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Tag: Odisha News

Odisha Govt Transfers Puri SP, Effects Several Suspensions Amid Custodial Deaths Heat

Puri: With public outrage rising and hours after a batch of petitions were filed in the National Human Rights Commission as well as OHRC over two alleged custodial deaths in Odisha, the State government on Friday transferred Puri SP Akhileswar Singh. The State police also effected suspension of several personnel over for gross misconduct and […]

No Roster Duty For S&ME Staff In November

Bhubaneswar: The officials and staff of the School and Mass Education Department will not do any roster arrangement for the month of November as the department has withdrawn its earlier order in this regard. A notification has been issued by the department in this regard. All the staff will attend the office on all working […]

Odisha: Socio-Economic Survey Of Srimandir Servitors From December 2020

Puri: The survey on the socio-economic status of servitors associated with Lord Jagannath temple in Puri will be undertaken from next month, informed an official on Friday. The review will be carried for three months by Bhubaneswar-based Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCCDS). After completion of the survey, a study report will be prepared […]

BDO Viral Audio
Odisha: 'BDO Seeks Money From Sarpanches On Collector’s Behalf', Audio Clip Goes Viral

Jeypore: The Block Development Officer (BDO) of Laxmipur here in Koraput district has landed in trouble after an audio clip of him demanding money from the sarpanches allegedly on behalf of the Collector went viral. The BDO identified as Dillip Patnaik was allegedly demanding Rs 30,000 from sarpanches and executive officers, saying that that the […]

Bar Association Polls In Odisha On Dec 12

Cuttack: The Odisha State Bar Council on Sunday announced the executive body elections to all affiliated bar associations in the State. A notification issued by the Council stated that the poll which was postponed twice due to Covid-19 pandemic will be held on December 12, 2020.  The notification was issued in compliance to the directive […]

Officer Injured In Attack At Rungta Mines In Dhenkanal; 2 Arrested

Dhenkanal: A senior officer of a contract organisation working under Rungta Mines at Jhadabandha here was critically injured in an attack by a group of local youths, police said Sunday. The injured official identified as Ajay Majumdar, the project manager of the organisation, has been admitted to hospital. The incident took place on Friday when […]

Odisha Govt Approves New Panel To Oversee Swargadwar Management

Puri: Odisha government has approved the constitution of a new committee for overseeing the management affairs of Puri Swargadwar. A notice in this regard was intimated to the district administration by the Housing and Urban Development department in a letter dated October 27. Named, Swargadwar Seva Samiti, the new panel registered under the Society Registration […]

Ashok Mohapatra
Senior Orissa High Court Lawyer Ashok Mohapatra No More

Bhubaneswar: Senior High Court lawyer and former president of HC Bar Association, Ashok Mohapatra breathed his last today. He was 62 and was bed-ridden after suffering from kidney complications for past few days, his family sources said. Mohapatra was elected as the president of the Orissa HC Bar Association in 2015. Renowned as a most […]

OTV CFO Remanded To Two-Day Custody

Bhubaneswar: Hours, after he was arrested by the Crime Branch’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) in connection with the alleged land issue in Sarua, Manoranjan Sarangi, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Odisha Television Limited, was remanded to two-days custody of the probe agency by a court late on Sunday. EOW sources informed that the probe […]

Nagarjuna Besha: Sculptors Begin Preparations For Rare Avatar Of Lord Jagannath

Puri: With just a month before the once-in-a-generation occasion of the Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath, sculptors and artisans have initiated preparations for the rare attire rituals. Nagarjuna Besha of the Lords was last held in 1994. As per tradition, it is celebrated when the Panchuka (last five days of Kartika month) is observed as […]

Land Loser Odisha Youth Launches Hunger Strike Demanding Compensation From MCL

Jharsuguda: A youth has launched a hunger strike alleging MCL authorities of denying proper compensation despite acquiring more than 3 acre land belonging to him. The youth identified as Nilamani Bhitiria, a resident of Tingisamal village under Lakahnpur block alleged even though the MCL authorities acquired more than 3 acre of his land, he is […]

Rape Minor Girl
Odisha: Man 'Attempts To Rape' Class 10 Girl Student, Flees Before Public Outrage

Berhampur: In a shocking incident, a man allegedly tried to rape a minor girl in Rambha police station area of Ganjam district on Friday. According to sources, the man attempted to outrage the modesty of the 14-year-old girl near Paluru while she was returning to her home after finishing off her tuition classes at Subalaya. […]

Famous Lord jagannath temple puri at night with colorful sky background wallpaper
Silver Makeover On 5 More Doors In Puri Srimandir Complex Soon

Puri: Five more doors inside the complex of the Puri Lord Jagannath Temple will dazzle with all-new look as plans are afoot to plate them with silver. Puri Srimandir Administrator (Development), Ajay Kumar Jena today informed that the gates of Mahalaxmi Temple, Vimala Temple, Nrusingha Temple, Sata Pahacha and Bhoga Mandapa will be draped with […]

Odisha: Delivery Boy Gets Summon Notice For Rs 10 Lakh GST Fraud!
Rs 42 Crore GST Fraud Unearthed In Odisha!

Rourkela: In yet another incident of alleged multi-crore tax evasion, a GST fraud of Rs 42 crore has been reported from the Steel City on Friday. Allegations of fraudulent activities pertaining to evasion of taxes have been reported in bank accounts of as many as 18 people in the city. But shockingly, most of the […]

Betel Shop Owner's Son From Odisha Cracks IISER Entrance

Cuttack: Nothing is impossible for those who will and dare; and no obstacle is strong enough to prevent them from succeeding. Son of a betel shop owner from Cuttack district of Odisha is perhaps the best example. A resident of Shankarpur village in Tangi area, Subhasish Behera has now landed himself a seat to pursue […]

Srimandir Heritage Corridor Project Displaced Await Justice

Puri: Seven families of Baseli Sahi in the pilgrim town who were evicted by the district authorities to make way for the Lord Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor project in and around the 12th-century shrine are now caught between two stools. After their eviction, the administration granted plots of around 1000 square feet to each family […]

Collector Discovers Engineer Working As MGNREGS Labourer In Odisha; Read What Happens Next

Bolangir: Eight months ago, Ananta had hoped that finally after years of struggle, it was a time to fulfill his father’s dream. Even though he could not find a job in Odisha, his qualifications as an engineer helped him secure employment outside. But now the world seems to have turned upside down for him. Ananta […]

Bhubaneswar blast
Bhubaneswar Blast: High Intensity Explosion Leaves Trail Of Destruction

Bhubaneswar: The explosion at a petrol pump near Raj Bhavan square in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday afternoon not injured many but also left a trail of destruction in the vicinity as far as a few hundreds of feet away. Local residents narrated their horrific experience of how a deafening sound followed by […]

3 Minor Boys Swept Away In Canal In Cuttack, 1 Missing
Odisha: Two Minor Girls Drown While Taking Bath In Pond

Puri: A pond turned the watery grave for two minor girls in Delang area of Puri district on Wednesday. As per sources, two girls of Gandapada village drowned while taking bath in a pond today morning. The deceased have been identified as Liza Behera, the 10-year-old daughter of one Biranchi Behera and 8-year-old Dipti, the […]

Anubhav Varsha Marital Discord
Divorce Petition By MP Anubhav: Delhi Court Asks Varsha To Appear On Dec 10

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday served a notice to actor Varsha Priyadarshini to appear before it on December 10 for hearing over a divorce petition filed by her husband and BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty. Mohanty’s counsel appearing in the case told media persons that all relevant and factual positions have been produced […]

Pregnant Woman On Sling
Development In Doldrums: Pregnant Woman Carried On Sling To Hospital, Delivers Stillborn

Keonjhar: Decades after India’s independence, development at least in basic amenities still continues to be a far-fetched dream for many. There are places in Odisha where people have never realised how a proper motorable road looks like let alone proper healthcare facilities. Such is the sordid state of affairs in Tamanga village of Keonjhar district. […]

Puri Srimandir Covid-19
Over 350 Puri Srimandir Servitors Found Covid-19 Positive

Puri: Amid demands for reopening of Puri Srimandir, the temple authorities on Monday informed that over 400 servitors and employees of the 12th-century shrine have tested positive for Covid-19 so far. Puri Shree Jagannath Development Commissioner Ajay Jena informed mediapersons that a total of 351 servitors of the temple and 53 employees have been been […]

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 […]

Odisha Lokayukta
Odisha Lokayukta Wants Vigilance Under Its Control

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta, the State’s highest anti-corruption ombudsman organization has expressed interest to take over the reins of the State Vigilance department. Issuing its first annual report, the Lokayukta has said that it will function more effectively in curbing corruption, if the Directorate of Vigilance of the Government which is currently under the ambit of […]

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 […]

Mock Parliament In Malkangiri School
Odisha Schools Unlikely To Reopen Soon, Govt To Announce New Programme: Minister

Jajpur: With COVID19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, schools in Odisha, which have been shut down since the enforcement of nationwide lockdown in March, are unlikely to reopen soon for a new academic session. State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash on Saturday explained that the situation is not apt right now to […]

Rs 24 Lakh-Loot: Complainant Among 4 Arrested By Odisha Police

Rayagada: Four accused, including the complainant himself, were arrested by Rayagada police on Friday in connection with Rs 24 lakh loot reported on August 10, 2020. As per reports, an FIR was registered in Rayagada Police Station on August 10 regarding robbery of Rs 24 Lakh from an employee of a private finance company. However, […]

Ganesh Puja
COVID-Hit Idol Makers Seek Odisha Govt Help

Jagatsinghpur/Keonjhar: The idol makers whose art and craftsmanship are an integral part of our festivals are finding their life in tatters as COVID19 pandemic continues to steamroll their livelihood. Idol maker Banikar Andia of Kathuapatna in Jagatsinghpur district said his livelihood is in ruins with no work and money. Same is the story of 20 […]

Help Reaches Odisha Girl With Cancer Who Secured 80% In Matric

Balasore: The class-10 girl who secured 80% marks in the recently-published matriculation exam results despite battling cancer has received the much-needed help; thanks to the district administration that has extended support after her ordeal was reported on OTV. As per the reports, Monalisha Mandal, a class-10 girl from Juari village under Alumeda panchayat of Balasore […]

KALIA Money Recovery: Opposition Demands Complete Waiver

Bhubaneswar: The Leader of Opposition, Pradipta Nayak has demanded complete waiver of money disbursed under the Odisha government’s KALIA scheme to people, who were later declared ineligible. In a video statement issued on Monday, Nayak said that Odisha government’s decision to postpone the recovery of KALIA money from ‘ineligible’ beneficiaries due to the Coronavirus pandemic […]

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 […]

Suresh Pujari
BJP's Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari Tests Positive For Covid-19

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: BJP’s Member of Parliament from Bargarh Lok Sabha constituency, Suresh Pujari has tested positive for Covid-19. Pujari through his twitter handle informed about contracting the infection. “Even though I did not have any symptoms, I got myself tested for SARS-nCoV yesterday and my report which came out today revealed that I am positive,” Pujari […]

COVID-19 Recoveries in Odisha
COVID-19 Claims 12 More Lives In Odisha, Toll Jumps To 247

Bhubaneswar: Amid a record surge in the daily cases of coronavirus infection, Odisha registered another grim record after 12 COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in various hospitals lost their lives in the last 24 hours. The spike has taken the death toll in the State to 247. As per the information provided by the Odisha Health […]

3 Minors Drown In Tel River In Odisha

Umerkote: A daily chore like bathing became fatal for three children of Tohara village under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district after they drowned in Tel River on Thursday. The deceased have been identified by the police as Rashmita Santa (Female-6), Shanti Santa (Female-5) and Dasarath Santa (Male-4). As per the sources, the mishap occurred while […]

Containment Zone
112 New COVID-19 Cases Reported From Cuttack Malgodown Area

Cuttack: COVID-19 cases in the millennium city has been on a rapid surge owing to the increasing number of positive cases from Beherasahi near Malgodown. The Malgodown area that has been declared as a containment zone by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation authorities, reported 112 positive cases in the last 24 hours. As per the data […]

Sundergarh Train Accident
Leopard Carcass Found On Railway Tracks In Odisha

Sundergarh: A leopard was found dead on the railway tracks near Badarampia village in Sundergarh district on Wednesday. The carcass was recovered from the railway tracks under Hemagiri forest range in the district. Though speculations were rife that the big cat was killed before being thrown on the railway tracks to give it a colour […]

Tribal Families In Odisha Launch Protest After Electricity Disconnection

Bhadrak: Hundreds of tribals took to the streets protesting disconnection of power supply in Rajghat area of Bhadrak. As per reports, the electricity connection of more than 40 tribal families was disconnected by the authorities on August 1. After all their complaints fell in the deaf ears, the residents decided to march to the District […]

Villagers In Odisha Trap Giant Salt Water Crocodile

Kendrapara: A huge saltwater crocodile was trapped by villagers of Indupur in Kendrapara district when it was out preying in the Birupa river. Locals alleged that the crocodile has injured and killed many animals including buffalos and pigs in the last four years. The matter came to fore after a pig went missing near the […]

Supreme Court Ruling On Rath Yatra: Artisans Shed Tears

Puri: The Supreme Court’s decision to stay Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra, one of the most popular festivals of Hindus, this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic has left the multitude of artisans connected to the construction of the grand chariots in tears. The makers of the gigantic chariots, which is pulled by lakhs of […]

Gajapati Naveen
Allow Rath Yatra In Puri As Special Case: Gajapati To CM Naveen

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday urged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to re-consider the sensitive issue of stopping Puri Rath Yatra this year and direct appropriate steps to be taken immediately by the State government for approaching the Supreme Court seeking partial modification of its June 18 order so that centuries-old festival can be conducted […]