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Tag: Odisha News

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Onion Prices Rise Again In Odisha! Traders Cite CAA Protest, Rainfall As Reason

Bhubaneswar: A day after hitting a low retail price of Rs 75-85/kg, Odisha once again witnessed a sudden rise in the price of onions burning a hole in the consumers’ pockets. The traders’ association revealed that the crisis is due to rainfall in producing States and disruption in transport operations following protests at various places […]

Meet Odisha's 'Iron Man', Who Is 103-Year-Old & Still Running Strong

Bhadrak: For Dinabandhu Sutar of Narasinghpur in Bhadrak district, age is truly just a number. Even in the dusk of his life, Dinabandhu is still running strong to destroy everyone’s age stereotypes. With sheer willpower and enviable endurance unnatural to his age, Dinabandhu has always ignited his undying love for his profession. Dinabandhu, who was […]

Tata Steel BSL Bags Award For Energy Conservation In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel BSL said on Sunday that it has been honoured by the Odisha government for taking effective initiatives to conserve energy in its plant located at Narendrapur in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district. The Odisha State Energy Conservation Award 2019 award was given to the company during the National Energy Conservation Day Celebration 2019 here […]

Dolphin Carcasses Washed Ashore In Odisha

Kendrapara: Carcasses of three dolphins washed ashore at Pentha beach in Odisha’s Kendrapara district on Saturday, officials said. The carcasses of the Irrawady dolphins are being examined to ascertain whether the sensitive marine animals died of natural causes or due to external injuries, a forest official said. Two out of the three animals were adults, […]

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Odisha Finds New MO To Tackle Cyber-Crimes

Bhubaneswar: In the epoch where mobile and digital applications control our lives, the exponential growth of cyber-crime via social networking platforms, has become a matter of concern in Odisha. Reports suggest that the sitting ducks are mostly children, women, elderly, with a major chunk being technologically challenged. While experts believe that there is an urgent […]

Paddy Procurement Delayed As Mandis Yet To Open In Sundergarh District

Sundergarh: Even as the procurement of paddy began almost a month ago in Odisha, farmers of Sundergarh district alleged that they are facing a harrowing time to sell their harvest due to delay in opening of mandis. Farmers of the district also claimed that they have not received the tokens which the State government has […]

Odisha CM Felicitates Winners Of YATS 2019-20

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated top 20 winners of the 13th Edition of Tata Steel Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) 2019-20 here on Friday. The winning group of aspiring astronomers and scientists will also get the opportunity to visit one of the premier facilities of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and receive a […]

Biju Patnaik's Statue Vandalized In Odisha

Kendrapara: Unidentified miscreants vandalised a statue of former Odisha Chief Minister Late Biju Patnaik in Kendrapara district triggering protest on Wednesday. The incident has evoked strong criticism among the public and the BJD party. Patnaik’s statue installed at Trinath Bazaar under Rajnagar police station was ravaged on Tuesday night. Locals, mostly BJD supporters, protested at […]

Officials To Paddle To Office Once In Week In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The city administration in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday asked all employees to come to office on cycle or by walking once in a week to promote a better city environment, healthy lifestyle and sustainable urban habitat. The city administration comprising Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar […]

Viral Video: Odisha School Teacher Suspended For Talking Over Phone In Class!

Sonepur: A teacher of Tebhapadar Upper Primary School here has landed himself in trouble after a video purportedly showing him talking over mobile phone during class hours went viral on social media. Hours after the news was telecast, Block Education Officer (BEO) of Birmaharajpur suspended the accused teacher Muralidhar Sahu. Surprisingly, the concerned UP school […]

Woman Director Of Real Estate Firm Arrested For Rs 7.31 Crore Fraud
EOW Arrests Couple For Duping Man Of Rs 1.5 Crore

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested a couple for allegedly duping a man to the tune of Rs 1.5 crore. The arrested woman Mahasweta Biswal is managing director of real estate company M/s B.N. Infra Services Pvt. Ltd., while her husband Biswa Bhusan Biswal, was working as Joint […]

Column: These ‘Taare Zameen Par’ Are Too Precious To Be Lost Before Time

By Sandeep Sahu There is such a deluge of ‘shocking’ news these days that we have stopped being shocked by most such news. But this one is in a category all its own. Forced by his elder sister against his will to go to school, a Class IX student in Mayurbhanj district shut himself up […]

Over 10 Fake Teachers Detected In Odisha’s Ganjam!

Berhampur: The Ganjam district administration has detected more than 10 teachers who had allegedly got appointment by submitting fake certificates during recruitment in Sorada block. As per sources, the matter came to fore after Sorada Block Education Officer (BEO) recently found out that one Swarnalata Sahu, a teacher of Govt Primary School in Harijan Sahi […]

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Odisha School Boy Sets Himself Ablaze, Succumbs At Hospital

Mayurbhanj: A Class IX boy student reportedly set himself on fire following a quarrel with his elder sister at their house in Pasuda village under Gopabandhu Nagar block of the district on Tuesday. Sustaining over 90% burn injuries, the minor boy Kalidas Marndi was immediately rushed to Baripada hospital but he succumbed while undergoing treatment. […]

Youth Abducts Minor Girl After Attacking Her Family In Odisha's Gajapati

Mohana: Tension prevailed at Adava village of Gajapati district after a youth allegedly abducted a minor girl from her house on Monday night. The girl was reportedly staying along with her mother and grandfather after the death of her father. According to reports, the youth barged into the house of the girl at around 2 […]

Odisha Anganwadi Workers Up In Arms Over Regularisation Of Jobs

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of members of All Odisha Anganwadi Ladies Workers Association (AOALWA) on Monday staged a protest in front of Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) demanding fulfilment of their long pending demands. A delegation of Anganwadi workers’ outfit, which is affiliated to Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh met the Governor, the Chief Minister and the Minister of Women […]

Women Lecturers Allege Mental Harassment By Male Colleague In Odisha

Cuttack: A group of women lectures have levelled allegations of mental harassment and misbehaviour by one of their male colleagues at Kusum Devi Women’s College in Cuttack district. In their complaint, the lecturers claimed that Suraprasad Tripathy, a Reader in Economics department of the institution has been torturing them for the last two years. “Suraprasad […]

Onion Prices May Drop By Dec End: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Minister of Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Department, Ranendra Pratap Swain on Monday assured consumers that the onion prices may start to come down from the end of December 2019 or the beginning of the New Year. Addressing media after a high level meeting in the Lok Seva Bhawan, Swain said, “The reason […]

Odisha's Jaga Mission Wins Bronze At World Habitat Awards

Bhubaneswar: State government’s Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (OLHM) also known as Jaga Mission has won the bronze medal at the World Habitat Awards on Monday. The State government’s initiative has been awarded for granting land rights and upgrading slums through state-wide government legislation. A few days ago, Odisha had also bagged ‘India Geospatial Excellence Award’ […]

Odisha Youth Arrested For Cheating Girl On Pretext Of Marriage

Bhadrak: A youth was arrested on Saturday for allegedly betraying a girl after maintaining physical relationship with her on the pretext of marriage. Bhadrak Rural Police reportedly arrested one Pramod Lenka of Asura village under charges of section 420 of the IPC after the girl filed a written complaint against him. As per the girl’s […]

'Jeet Zindagi' Campaign Brings Hope For Poor Odisha Students

Bhubaneswar: An organisation here is helping wards of humble vegetable sellers, fishermen and marginal farmers crack the NEET exam to qualify for admission in medical colleges and has launched a campaign to reach out to more such students. The NGO runs a foundation called ‘Zindagi’ in Odisha, which is similar to the ‘Super 30’ experiment […]

KV Student’s Suicide Attempt: Agitating Students Give 48-Hour Ultimatum To Authorities

Bhubaneswar: A group of students of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) 3 in Mancheswar area of Bhubaneswar staged protest on Saturday night demanding action against school authorities after a Class XI girl student allegedly attempted suicide on Friday. The agitating students have reportedly given a 48-hour ultimatum to the school authorities urging them to take action against […]

Odisha Distributes Free Laptops To Meritorious Students

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed free laptops to meritorious students for the 2019-20 academic session, officials said. Patnaik handed over the devices on Friday to 10 deserving class 12 students, under the ‘Biju Sashaktikaran Yojana’. The students were shortlisted at the district level by a selection committee constituted by the state government, Higher […]

Senior IPS Officer Abhay To Take Charge As Odisha DGP On Monday

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Abhay will assume charge as Director-General of Police (DGP) of Odisha on Monday. He will take charge from Satyajit Mohanty, who is currently heading the State police as the interim DGP. Abhay was on Friday sent back to his cadre Odisha, a Personnel Ministry order said. The Appointments Committee of […]

Woman Absconds After Duping Rs 70 Lakh From People In Odisha

Jajpur: A woman has now become ‘most wanted’ after she allegedly duped over 50 women to the tune of Rs 70 lakh in Gandhinagarpada area of Bolangir district. The accused Arati Nayak, who reportedly hails from Jajpur district, cheated the money on the pretext of providing jobs, land and other services. According to reports, Nayak […]