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Tag: Odisha News

BJP Attacks Odisha Government, Poses Six Questions

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP Vice-President Samir Mohanty today lashed out at the Odisha government today alleging that the ruling party has politicized serious matters for personal benefit which has hindered the State’s progress. In a press meet, Mohanty posed six questions before the Odisha government and said that Odisha is in the second position when […]

Elephant Found Dead In Odisha's Tarsingi Forest Range

Berhampur: An elephant was found dead near Gayaganda in Tarsingi forest range in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday, forest department officials said. Tarsingi forest range is under the jurisdiction of Ghumusar North division, they said, adding, the elephant was killed around Thursday midnight. The carcass of the tuskless elephant with severe injury marks was found […]

KALIA, PM-KISAN To Be Merged: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday said that the KALIA scheme will converge with the Centre’s PM-KISAN Yojana for the benefit of farmers. “Even though Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme will be converged with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), the KALIA scheme will continue for the farmers,” […]

Puri Gang Rape: Prime Accused Was Running Sex Racket, Claims His 2nd Wife

Puri: Amid state-wide hue and cry over the gang rape of a minor girl in Puri, a woman claiming to be the second wife of the prime accused and former constable Jitendra Kumar Sethi, Thursday revealed some startling facts of crime against his name. She accused the latter of running illegal flesh trade in connivance […]

Odisha Commission For Women Stresses On Exemplary Punishment For Rapists

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha boiling over growing atrocities against women and girl children, the State Commission for Women (SCW) is making an overall assessment of the headway in investigations related to alleged gang rape incidents in Puri and Bhubaneswar and other recent cases. Commission chairperson Minati Behera today stressed on exemplary punishment for rapists and speedy […]

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Onion Prices Likely To Come Down In Odisha By January: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amid onion prices soaring to Rs 150 per kilo at various open markets in the State burning hole in the pockets of consumers, Odisha government on Wednesday gave a bit of relief saying the cost of the pungent vegetable bulb is likely to decline by January first week after production of new crop. While […]

Sweeper Administers Injection In Odisha Hospital

Dhenkanal: Raising serious questions over the quality of healthcare services delivery in Odisha, a sanitation worker posted at the district headquarters hospital in Dhenkanal was allegedly found administering injection to a patient on Wednesday. The matter came to light after a video of the incident went viral on social media platforms. The video purportedly shows […]

MBBS Students Demonstrate Over Delay In Publication Of Results In Odisha

Sambalpur: Perturbed over delay in the publication of results, first-batch MBBS students of the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital (BBMCH) of Balangir demonstrated in front of Sambalpur University here on Wednesday. The BBMCH which started functioning in September 2018 is affiliated to the Sambalpur University. The agitating students also called on the Controller of […]

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Odisha Launches Mission Suvidya To Improve Facilities At SC, ST Hostels

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday launched Mission Suvidya — a scheme aimed at bringing a qualitative shift in accommodation facilities provided to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students across the state, an official statement said. The SC-ST development department, in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, signed agreements with three […]

Reconstitution Of Panel On HC Bench In South & Western Odisha Challenged

Cuttack: A public interest litigation case challenging reconstitution of the panel on setting up of permanent bench of Orissa High Court in South and Western Odisha was filed in the court here on Monday. A bench of the court constituting Chief Justice K S Jhaveri and Justice K R Mohapatra reportedly conducted a hearing on […]

Odisha CM Launches 'MadhuApp' For Students

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘MadhuApp’ at the Lok Seva Bhawan here on Tuesday. The educational app, named after Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das, was rolled out as a first-of-its-kind initiative by the State government in Ganjam district. School students can download the app and watch the videos to understand their lessons in a […]

Another Minor Girl In Odisha Sexually Assaulted By Relative

Mayurbhanj: In yet another incident of sexual assault, a minor girl was allegedly raped by her relative in Sarat Police limits area of Mayurbhanj district. The accused, Tumbi Singh Banra, was detained based on a complaint lodged at the local police station. As per reports, the girl’s father works outside which is why he had […]

Odisha Govt Cancels Auction Of 20 Mining Leases, To Invite Fresh Bids

Bhubaneswar: The State government on Monday announced to cancel the auction process of 20 operational mineral blocks initiated via Notice Inviting Tenders (NITs) in October this year and has asked the Director of Mines decided to conduct a fresh auction of the leases with a few added conditions. The Steel and Mines Department of the […]

Motorists Beware! Commissionerate Police Fixes Speed Limits For Vehicles

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the reintroduction of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations, the Commissionerate of Police on Sunday issued guidelines fixing speed limits for vehicles plying under its jurisdiction. In a tweet, the Twin City Police has informed that all vehicles including the heavy, light and two-wheelers will have to maintain a speed limit […]

Drunk Driving: Offenders To Be Forwarded To Court Instantly In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In its bid for zero tolerance of drunken driving, the Commissionerate of Police has decided not to just slap fines on the offenders but also forward them to the court instantly. The Twin City Police’s decision came in the wake of the resumption of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations from today despite […]

Odisha Forest Dept Busts Online Pangolin Smuggling Racket; 8 Held

Athagarh: Officials of Athgarh Forest Division in Cuttack district busted an illegal online smuggling of pangolin recently. Eight persons including a man and his son-in-law have been arrested in this connection. Huge quantity of pangolin scales have also been reportedly recovered from their possession. Authorities informed that the trail of the racket, a first-of-its kind […]

Odisha Man Coughs Up Rs 6,000 Penalty As Son Violates Traffic Norms

Cuttack: As strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations resumed today despite extension of relaxation of new Motor Vehicles Act in Odisha by three more months, a man in Cuttack had to pay a penalty of Rs 6,000 after his minor son reportedly violated multiple traffic rules while driving his motorcycle. According to sources, the minor […]

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Odisha Not Utilising Central Funds, But Borrowing From Market: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Saturday came down heavily on the Odisha government for failing to utilise central funds and resorting to fresh borrowings from market on interest. Addressing a press meet on the findings of CAG report, BJP’s Lekhashree Samantsinghar said the State government has failed to utilise the funds sanctioned by the Centre. “The […]

Opposition Questions Make In Odisha Conclave 3.0

Bhubaneswar: The countdown for the third edition of the Make in Odisha Conclave scheduled to be held in November-December 2020 began after the Odisha government on Saturday formally kicked off its preparations by inaugurating and laying foundation stones of as many as 22 projects worth around Rs 8,938 crore. With the projects, Odisha government is […]

Odisha Teacher's Tweet Helps In Rescue Of Class-VIII Girl 'Forced Into Marriage'

Berhampur: A joint team of Child Development department and Ganjam Police rescued a minor girl who was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry her cousin at Mudeskupa village under Badagada Police limits of the district. The rescue of the minor girl was initiated following a directive of the Ganjam district collector Vijay Amrut Kulange. Earlier, […]

Twin Fests To Kick Off From Konark Beach Tomorrow

Puri: The 30th annual Konark Festival at the open air auditorium with the Sun Temple in its backdrop and the 8th International Sand Art Festival on the Chandrabhaga beach will begin from tomorrow. A preparatory meeting in this regard was held in Konark under the chairmanship of Odisha Tourism Secretary Vishal K. Dev today. “Like […]

3 Minor Girls Charred To Death In Odisha After Haystack Catches Fire

Bhawanipatna: Playing near a haystack turned fatal for three minor girls, including twin sisters, at Bijmara village under Koksara Police limits of the district on Saturday. The minor girls, all bellow five years, were reportedly rushed to Koksara Community Health Centre after they sustained around 90 per cent burn injuries when the haystack where they […]

U-17 Women’s World Cup: FIFA Delegates Inspect Infrastructure In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An eight member delegation of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) inspected infrastructure and other facilities for the upcoming U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. The FIFA delegation, led by project head Oliver Vogt, visited the Kalinga Stadium to evaluate the progress and preparations for the football tournament. “We […]

Lingaraj Market Complex In Bhubaneswar Demolished

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) jointly began a demolition drive at decades-old Lingaraj Market complex in the Old Town here on Friday. Four JCB machines were engaged by the authorities for the demolition drive which began as per a prior notice. One platoon of police force has been deployed […]

Odia Song On Onion Price Crisis Becomes An Instant Hit

Bhubaneswar: While the price rise of onion has become a hot topic of discussion among the people across the country, a special Odia song dedicated on the issue has taken the internet by storm in Odisha. Interestingly, the song which is doing round on different social networking sites has been composed by N Guru Dutta, […]