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COVID-19 Odisha update
Odisha Covid-19 Update: 6 More Deaths, 349 New Positive Cases Reported In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 349 new coronavirus cases while six patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, said the Health department. With this, the Covid-19 tally rose to 321913 while the death toll in the State mounted to 1784. Of the fresh cases reported from 27 districts, 198 are from quarantine centres while […]

COVID Recovery in Odisha
Odisha's COVID-19 Recoveries Almost Equal To Total Active Cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases following the massive influx of returning migrants, but the State has been showing promising results in terms of recoveries as the total number of patients recovered here is now almost at par with the active cases. Of the total positive COVID-19 cases in the State (1517), the […]

Odisha Govt Will Be Responsible If Any Migrant Dies Travelling Home On Foot: LoP Pradipta Naik

Bhubaneswar: As thousands of migrants and other daily wage labourers continue to set out on foot to return to their homes in Odisha from different States and many others exiting Odisha for their homeward journey amid the nationwide lockdown, Leader of the Opposition, Pradipta Naik today stated that the State government will be responsible for […]

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After Assam, Will Odisha Come Up With NRC?

Balasore/Kendrapara: Close on the heels of final list release of National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, Opposition parties in Odisha have demanded a register of citizens to identify immigrants in the State. “All the immigrants who are residing in Odisha should be sent back to the place where they originally belong to. Naveen babu […]

Cancellation of Student polls In Odisha: ABVP Stages Protest outside Minister's Residence

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Higher Education Department of Odisha decided to cancel student union elections in the colleges and universities across the State, various student unions vehemently opposed the decision and staged protests today. The ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) today gheraoed the residence of Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo protesting cancellation of student […]

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Why BJD took u-turn on RTI amendment bill

Bhubaneswar: Despite strong opposition by its MPs in both the Houses of the Parliament, questions are being raised on what conditions Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended support to the Centre on the contentious RTI amendment bill. The BJD MPs, during discussion in Parliament, opposed the bill which seeks to reduce the tenure of Chief Information […]

Op-Ed: Which Way Will Naveen Go After May 23?

The wooing of Naveen Patnaik has begun in right earnest. With the results of the general elections set to come on May 23, every contender for power at the Centre is understandably keen to have the Odisha Chief Minister on its side to bolster its numbers in the bid for power. As expected, the BJP […]

Questions raised over KALIA scheme's inclusiveness

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme to support small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers in the State, questions are now being raised on how far it will be able to cover all the eligible beneficiaries. While CM Naveen claimed […]

Odisha girls Padmini Rout & Pratyasa Ray shine

Bhubaneswar: Bringing glory for the state and the country, International Chess Master Padmini Rout and ace swimmer Pratyasa Ray from Odisha clinched medals in two different events today. Padmini bagged gold medal at the Asian Continental Chess Championship at Makati in Philippines by securing 7 points from a total of 9 rounds. With the win, […]

Odisha's Md Afroz Khan wins silver medal at Asia Grand Prix bodybuilding

Odisha: Odisha’s MD Afroz Khan has own silver medal in the Men’s Physique category of Asia Grand Prix 2018 bodybuilding event held in Seoul, South Korea. Afroz was the only person from the State to represent Odisha at the competition organised by IFBB Professional League; a body that controls all professional bodybuilding events across the […]

'Chakada' returns to haunt Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: After crops in over 1.10 lakh acres of farmland across the state were affected due to brown plant hoppers last year, farmers expected that the Odisha government would come up with plans to prevent such pest attack. However, it seems that the government has learnt nothing from the ‘Chakada (brown plant hopper)’ menace that […]

Jay Panda had taken permission & given flight plan: BPI Airport Director

Bhubaneswar: After former MP Baijayant Panda’s helicopter and hangar were seized at the Bhubaneswar airport on charges of flying in “no flying zone” over Chilika lake, Director of the BPI Airport SC Hota today stated that the former MP had taken permission from the airport authorities along with a proper flight plan. Hota said, “We […]

Brazen attempt by State govt to handicap my movement: Jay Panda on helicopter seizure

Bhubaneswar: After an FIR was filed by state government officials in connection with a helicopter flying over the ‘No Flying Eco Sensitive Zone’ of Chilika Lake, police on Monday seized the helicopter of former MP Baijayant Panda. However, Panda termed the action a vindictive attempt by the ‘third floor’ of the State secretariat to curtail […]

Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana numbers include central schemes!

Bhubaneswar: The BJD-led State government has come under fire over its claim of constructing 17 lakh houses under Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana in the State. While hoardings have been put up in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar claiming that 17 lakh houses have been constructed between 2014 and 2018, the Panchayati Raj department Secretary, Deoranjan Kumar Singh […]

Centre-State spar over implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Baripada: The Centre on Sunday raised questions over the efficiency of the Odisha government in building houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and claimed that the State government has managed to build only 50% houses in 3 years despite complete allocation of funds for the same. The Union Rural Development Ministry, in a […]

Fill up vacancies in information panels quickly: SC tells Centre, States

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre and seven states to fill up the vacancies in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the state level bodies in a time-bound manner. The top court also asked the Centre to explain why the posts in CIC, for which an advertisement was issued in 2016, […]

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Odisha govt slammed after slip in ease of doing business rankings

Bhubaneswar: After Odisha slipped to 14th position in Ease of Doing Business rankings, Opposition parties have launched an all-out attack on the government accusing it of neglecting the State. “The state government has not been able to provide any support in terms of raw material availability and it doesn’t have any specific set of rules […]

Kerala to become only Indian state to have four international airports

New Delhi/Kannur: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Saturday, following a meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, announced the opening of the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) in September. Vijayan had met Prabhu in the morning along with his team of officials to discuss the finalisation of the Rs 1,892 crore-airport located […]

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 […]

Karnataka Governor invites Yeddyurappa to form government in the state

Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday invited BJP legislative party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the new government. “We received a communique from the Raj Bhavan, inviting Yeddyurappa to form the government and take oath at 9.30 a.m.,” BJP state unit spokesman Vamanacharya told IANS here. Karnataka Governor's letter inviting BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to […]

Utkal Dibasa: Non-Odias express their love for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As the culture-rich State of Odisha celebrates its Foundation Day as Utkal Dibasa, several non-Odia communities residing here too celebrated the day with much fervor. Odishatv.in met a few non-natives to get their views on Odisha, their stay in the State and importance of Utkal Dibas. Sharmila Roy, a Bengali homemaker said, “We have […]

State concerns for budget over less revenue collection

Bhubaneswar: Prior to the budget announcement, the Steel and Mines department, which failed to hit the target in revenue collection for last three years, has become a cause of concern of the State government. Similar situation is also prevailed this year as the department collected Rs 869 crore by the end of December, 2015 against […]