Tag: Odisha

Balasore: 'Minor Girl Killed By Uncle, Paramour After She Caught Their Illicit Affair'
Balasore: 'Minor Girl Killed By Uncle, Paramour After She Caught Their Illicit Affair'

Balasore: The Baliapal Police on Monday claimed to have unraveled the mystery behind the murder of seven-year-old girl Bishnupriya, nicknamed Neuli, by arresting one of her distant relatives and the latter’s sister-in law. The arrested accused were identified as Deepak Sahoo while the woman’s name is yet to be disclosed. Police said the duo killed […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
OCA T-20 League
OCA’s Vision 2024 Kick Starts With Inter-District Senior Men’s T-20 League

Cuttack: As many as 37 teams are vying for the top honours in the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Inter-District Senior Men’s T-20 League, which kick started at Barabati Stadium here on Monday. “In a bid to create more national and international level players in the State, OCA has prepared ‘Vision-2024’. As part of the vision, […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Lingaraj Temple To Reopen From December 27
Odisha Cabinet Approves Lingaraj Temple Ordinance In Line With Sri Jagannath Temple Act

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, the Odisha cabinet on Monday approved the much-awaited ordinance for better management of the affairs of Lingaraj Temple. As the Odisha Legislative Assembly is not in session, the new Special Act is proposed to be enacted through this ordinance, sources said. The State Cabinet has also cleared the proposal for […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Determined To Free ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ From Maoist Menace: Odisha DGP

Malkangiri: The morale of security forces is high after the recent success in the anti-naxal operations in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district, said Director General (DG) of Police Abhay on Monday. Abhay visited Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal (cut off area) a day after two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces on […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
On Arrest of Cops in Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Action Will Be Based On Evidence, Says DGP

Bhubaneswar: Even as questions are being raised over the conspicuous silence of the Odisha Police over the involvement of some of its own personnel in the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Bhubaneswar, Director General (DG) of Police Abhay on Monday categorically stated that the police action will be based on the evidence […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Medical Colleges
New Medical Colleges To Come Up In Puri & Jajpur In 3 Years, Odisha Cabinet Gives Nod

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Monday approved the proposal for setting up of a 100 seated new government Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Jajpur. Apart from this, the Cabinet also approved the construction of 650-bedded Medical College Hospital in Puri. The total cost of the project is about Rs 651 Crores which would be […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Endowment Commission Fixes Modalities For Reopening Of 18K Temples In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Following the Orissa High Court’s order, the Endowment Commission on Monday fixed modalities to reopen 18,000 temples under its jurisdiction. The modalities emphasised on ‘darshan’ at temples by devotees with strict adherence to all standard COVID-19 guidelines which include maintenance of social distance, sanitizers at the entrances and frequent sanitation of temples premise. However, […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Odisha Farmer Tonsures Head, Says Govt Is Dead

New Delhi: While the farmers are protesting against the three newly passed agricultural laws, a farmer from Odisha expressed his protest in a unique manner by shaving off his head and beard to mark his dissent over the new policies of the government. Parthasarthy Jenna from Odisha tonsured his head at Delhi’s Singhu Border as […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
DA Case: Vigilance Raids Residence Of Assistant Executive Engineer In Sundergarh

Rourkela: The Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday morning conducted a raid at the residence of Narayan Pradhan, an Assistant Executive Engineer with Public Health division in Sundergarh district, in connection with the probe into a disproportionate assets case. As per reports, simultaneous searches are being conducted at six places in the State including Pradhan’s residence and […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Bamra bandh
Sambalpur: 12-Hours Bandh Throws Life Out Of Gear In Bamra

Sambalpur: Normal life has come to a standstill in Bamra town of the district today following a 12-hour bandh call by Railway Kriyanusthana Committee (RKC) demanding halt of three express trains at the station. According to reports, vehicular movement and rail services have been severely affected in the town. Protestors stage rail blockade by sitting […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Odisha Govt Issues Revised Order On Merger Of Schools

Bhubaneswar: After facing severe criticism during the Assembly proceedings in the winter session, the Odisha Government decided to change its decision on merger of schools in scheduled and non-scheduled areas. The Odisha government has said that the primary and upper primary schools having less than 15 students, and not 20 as decided earlier, will be […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Cow Sell
Cyber Fraud: ‘Jamtara’ Gang Active In Bhubaneswar; Commissionerate Police Cautions People

Bhubaneswar: It seems the fraudsters of Jamtara –infamous as the cybercrime capital of India– are now on the prowl and in search of their next target, this time in the smart city of Bhubaneswar. The Commissionerate Police recently released a video and cautioned people to remain alert as the cyber fraudsters of Jamtara in Jharkhand […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Dolphins at Chandrabhaga
Watch: Dolphins Splashing In Sea At Chandrabhaga Amuse Visitors

Puri: In an unusual sight, around 25 dolphins were spotted swimming in the Chandrabhaga Sea in the district on Monday. According to reports, the Euryhaline species of oceanic dolphins popularly known as Irrawaddy dolphins were spotted playing only 100 metres away from the sea shore. “Irrawaddy dolphins are shy of boats and generally they dive […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Winter Scenes: Bhitarkanika Abuzz With Migratory Birds

Kendrapara: As winter sets in, Bhitarkanika in Odisha’s Kendrapara district is echoing with chirpy cacophony with the arrival of thousands of avian guests to the wetland spots of the National Park. Every year in this season, migratory birds from Siberia, Eastern Europe, China and other continents fly over a thousand mile to take shelter at […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Paddy procurement
Odisha: Farmers Allege Irregularities As Middlemen Make Hay In Paddy Procurement

Malkangiri: Tension ran high at different mandis in Malkangiri and Sambalpur districts on Tuesday with a large number of farmers alleging massive irregularities in the paddy procurement process. Raising slogans against discrepancies in the procurement of paddy crop, hundreds of farmers at MV-72 mandi in Malkangiri demanded intervention of the district administration and State Government […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021