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First dengue death in Odisha; situation alarming as 48 test positive

Bhubaneswar: A woman died reportedly of dengue shock syndrome at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Thursday, making it the first confirmed dengue death in Odisha this year. The deceased was admitted to the private hospital two days back along with her sister-in-law who has also tested positive for dengue. “So far we have not […]

Tough time for commuters as autos, taxis stay off roads

Bhubaneswar: Passengers across the state were seen having a harrowing time as auto-rickshaws and taxis have kept off roads since 6 am today as part of the 12-hour strike called by different associations of auto rickshaw and taxi drivers. More than 1.35 lakh auto-rickshaws and 10,000 taxis have joined the strike demanding social and financial […]

Special outlet to bring out flavours of Odia cuisine at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: Frequent flyers to and from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here are in for a special treat this Raja. The Airport authorities are soon coming up with an array of authentic traditional Odia food that can be tasted or carried home from a special outlet at the terminal. A spread of delicious Odia […]

Odisha's Chandrabhaga beach becomes Asia's first to get Blue Flag certification

  Bhubaneswar: The World Environment Day celebrations in Odisha are going to be a lot more merrier this time with the state’s Chandrabhaga beach on the coast of Konark becoming  Asia’s first to get the Blue Flag certification — a tag given to environment-friendly  clean beaches, equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists. “To […]

  • Monday, 26 Jul 2021
  • Asia
Suniel Shetty's appeal to Berhampur residents

Bhubaneswar: With more and more personalities coming out to promote ‘Swachh Bharat Mission,’ Bollywood actor Suneil Shetty was latest to join the bandwagon to promote sanitation and cleanliness in Berhampur city of Odisha. The actor made an appeal to the people of Berhampur to keep the city clean. We thank @sunilshetty4u for extending his support […]

Congress Bandh
Congress should set house in order before taking to streets

By Kasturi Ray If the Odisha Congress thought this 6-hour ‘chaka jam’ call protesting fuel price hike would assert its resurgence from an otherwise moribund state it has been since years in Odisha, it was not successful. Other than ensuring deserted roads and freak incidents of picketing and heckling, the protest did not yield the […]

Govt plans to boost mango production

Bhubaneswar: The State government is planning to boost mango production by adding more 56,000 hectare of cultivated land in Angul, Dhenkanal, Amyurbhanj, Rayagada and Gajapati in the next five years, Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Sunday. “Attempts are being made to ensure that the production of mangoes become a more profitable business. Last year […]

Jharsuguda stone quarry blast
One killed in another mishap in stone quarry in Odisha

Koraput: Close on the heels of the tragic Jeypore landslide incident in which two trapped labourers are still missing under debris, one person was killed while another sustained critical injuries in another such mishap after an explosion at a stone quarry in Jharsuguda on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Suresh Kisan while another […]

Odisha man performs black magic in hospital to cure wife

  Angul: Still some people tend to choose superstition over medical science and no matter how surprising it may be in this age, such incidents keep on surfacing in Odisha. In one such incident, a man brought a black magician to the district headquarters hospital in Angul today to heal her wife’s snake-bite wound. The […]

Marginal cut in petrol and diesel prices for fourth consecutive day

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices across the country were cut by nine paise for the fourth straight day on Saturday. In the past 16 days, petrol and diesel prices hiked in the range of Rs. 3.22-3.99 per litre in the four metros including New Delhi, on the back of a rise in global crude […]

'Maoists' threaten to blow up police station in Odisha

Bolangir: Panic gripped locals of Rengali village in Bolangir after a poster, allegedly put up by Maoists issued threats to blow up Belpada police station within a month, was recovered today. Though no Maoist division has claimed to have put up the poster, the hand-written note written in Odia has certainly created a flutter in […]

Ruling-BJD, Congress in Odisha fume over LPG price hike

Bhubaneswar: With fuel prices at stratospheric levels, the Central government hiked prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) today leading to further resentment. The recent LPG price hike has now provided an opportunity to both ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Opposition Congress in Odisha to train their guns at the BJP-led government at the Centre. As […]

Odisha hockey
Odisha's Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas in Champions Trophy Hockey squad

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas from Odisha have been selected in the 18-member Indian squad for the upcoming Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 to be played in Breda, the Netherlands from June 23. The team will be led by ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh under whose captaincy the Indian team created history in the […]

1 killed, 24 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bargarh/Angul: One person was killed and 24 others were injured in separate road mishaps in the State this morning. In the first incident, a youth was killed and 16 sustained critical injuries after a pick-up van rammed into a bridge at Ghess in Bargarh district. All the injured persons have been rushed to the Bargarh […]

Indian Cobras between teeth in Jatra show sparks protests

Ganjam: In what could be a violation of the Wildlife Protection Act, a dangerous performance involving torture and cruelty on snakes for the purpose of entertainment during a Jatra show in Ganjam district has reportedly gone viral on social media. The video, which was uploaded on YouTube on May 15, reveals a member of the […]

Kenyan coach Patrick offers to train Budhia Singh

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Well known Kenyan coach Patrick Sang has offered to find a sponsor for the 16-year-old marathon talent Budhia Singh from Odisha and train him at Kenya. “After all the assessment and test of his potential, if Budhia is found to be OK, then I’m willing to find a sponsor and train him in […]

Unpaid Odia labourers in Bengaluru seek help

Bengaluru: Some Odia labourers engaged in construction work by a private company in Bengaluru are now moving from pillar to post seeking justice as they have been deprived of wages for the last eight months. The labourers, working for Prathyusha Infra in Chandapur area near Bengaluru, have alleged that the local branch of the company […]

Men's Hockey World Cup: Odisha CM launches online ticket sale

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the online ticket sale for the upcoming Hockey Men’s World Cup to be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar by receiving the first ticket of the tournament from CEO of Hockey India, Elena Norman in presence of Odisha Sports Minister, Chandra Sarathi Behera. The ticket sale announcement […]

Paree Pain Katha Tiye: Odisha CM Naveen flags off 'Paree Express'

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off specially-designed vehicles named ‘Paree Express’ as part of a 15-day awareness campaign ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ against child sexual abuse. The 15 specially-designed vehicles will roll across the State and spread awareness on rising incidents of sexual assaults against minor girls and women. The logo and theme […]

Miscreants target three ATMs in Odisha, cash over Rs 10 lakh stolen

Bhubaneswar: Three automatic teller machines (ATM) of banks were targetted by unidentified burglars at different parts of Odisha including one at Jankia, college chhak under Nirakarpur police limits in Khurda and near Kanasa in Puri district early on Sunday. Cash over Rs 10 lakh is suspected to have been stolen from AXIS bank ATM at […]