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Eligible Beneficiaries In Western Odisha Not Getting Houses Due To PMAY Portal Glitches: BJD

Both the Ministers demanded the Center to take immediate steps to address the issue helping people of Western Odisha get PMAY benefits.

Second Wave
Odisha Public Health Director Explains Government’s Recalibrated COVID19 Management Focus

Odisha Government has now shifted its COVID19 management focus to coastal districts.

Odisha Rushes 12 OAS Officers To 5 Western Districts As Covid Cases Surge
Odisha Rushes 12 OAS Officers To 5 Western Districts As Covid Cases Surge

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government on Tuesday deputed 12 OAS officers to five western districts for effective management of the situation. While three OAS…

Western Odisha Farmers’ Ulgulan Revolt Rally Against Farm Laws Concludes

Bhubaneswar: Farmers from Western Odisha who had launched Ulgulan Revolt Rally from Sambalpur on February 28 to protest ‘anti-farmer’ bills of the Centre reached Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. As per reports, more than 250 farmers from several western Odisha districts under the banner of Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samanway Samiti (POKSSS) reached Bhubaneswar on Tuesday and […]

Tata Power Takes Over Power Distribution In Western, Southern Odisha

New Delhi: Tata Power on Thursday announced that it has taken over the management and operations of Odisha’s power distribution utilities WESCO and SOUTHCO upon completion of the sale process. With this, WESCO and SOUTHCO will operate under the company name as TP Western Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPWODL) and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPSODL) […]

Western Odisha Farmers Protest ‘Faulty’ Paddy Procurement Process

Bhubaneswar: Amid countrywide outrage of farmers over the new farm laws, farmers from different districts of western Odisha on Saturday launched protests over alleged flawed paddy procurement process. They demanded reforms in token system introduced in the procurement of paddy and protested cap on paddy procurement from irrigated and non-irrigated land. Hundreds of farmers assembled […]

Western Odisha Gears Up For Low-Key Nuakhai Celebration As COVID-19 Drench Festivity
Western Odisha Gears Up For Low-Key Nuakhai Celebrations Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Sambalpur: Even as devotees are barred from visiting temples in view of COVID-19 pandemic, festivities gripped western districts of the State on Sunday as people geared up for a low-key celebration of Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of western Odisha. Complying with the COVID-19 restrictions, all the arrangements have reached final stage to preserve the age-old […]

Transfer of doctors
MP Suresh Pujari Urges CM Naveen To Revoke Transfer Of Doctors For Covid Duty

Bhubaneswar: BJP’s Lok Sabha member from Bargarh, Suresh Pujari has urged Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik to bring back the doctors transferred from western Odisha to other districts on Covid duty. Pujari, on Sunday conveyed his concerns through a letter stating that people in the western-Odisha districts are already suffering with rising COVID-19 cases. […]

Naveen Govt Neglecting Western Odisha In COVID-19 Management: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the State government alleging that Western Odisha is receiving step-motherly treatment in COVID-19 management. “Naveen Patnaik government has blatantly neglected Western Odisha. Even though COVID-19 cases have increased manyfold in the region, the State government has withdrawn more than 100 doctors and […]

Odisha CM Announces Cancer Hospital For Bargarh

Bargarh: A cancer hospital will soon be established in Bargarh, announced Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his one-day visit to the western Odisha district on Tuesday. Patnaik also laid foundation stone and inaugurated several welfare projects worth Rs 150 crore during his visit to Bargarh. The Chief Minister also inaugurated the new 300-bed capacity […]

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 […]

Its October, air pollution time begins for Coastal towns!

Bhubaneswar: With Clouds taking a leave from the skies of Odisha,  air pollution today has turned worst in the entire coastal belt and some districts in western Odisha. The air pollution level is at par with that of Rajasthan and Delhi. A glance today at the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) values for Odisha reveals that […]

Column: The Bijepur Battle

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Major political parties in the state are now gearing up for the upcoming by-poll battle in Bijepur, the assembly seat that has fallen vacant following chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to retain his traditional Hinjili seat in Ganjam district. Patnaik’s decision to contest both from Hinjili and Bijepur, the latter being […]

Nuakhai Goes Global As Odia Diaspora Celebrates Festival With Gaiety

Bhubaneswar: Global Odias for Odisha’s Development (GOOD), an expatriate group comprising of Odia Professionals living across the globe has made an ambitious attempt to globally popularize Odisha’s premier agrarian festival – Nuakhai. To mark the occasion, the Odia diaspora celebrated Nuakhai in foreign cities like Dubai and London and countries including Japan and America today. […]

Nuakhai Juhar: The Agrarian Fest Of Western Odisha Begins With 'Nabanna Lagi'

Sambalpur: Festivities gripped Western districts of the State today as the people celebrated Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha with much pomp and grandeur. The ‘Nabanna’ or rice out of newly-harvested paddy crop was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur between 10:05 AM and 10:20 AM today. As per rituals, after […]

‘Lagna’ For Nuakhai Festival In Western Odisha Finalised

Sambalpur: Priests on Saturday finalised the ‘Lagna’ (auspicious time for ritual) for Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha. The ‘Navanna’ or newly harvested rice will be offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur district, between 10.05 am and 10.20 am, on September 3 this year. Following traditional puja at the Brahmapura temple […]

High Court Bench Demand
Western Odisha HC bench heat reaches Assembly

Bhubaneswar:  The proceedings of Odisha Assembly were disrupted today following ruckus created by Congress members over lawyers’ agitation demanding establishment of a permanent High Court bench in Western Odisha. Alleging that the common man is being affected due to non-functioning of courts, the Congress demanded a reply from the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in […]

Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Odisha

Sambalpur: Earthquake tremors were felt in several parts of western Odisha including Sambalpur, Kuchinda, Deogarh, Rourkela, Bonai and Jharsuguda around 05:48 PM today. As per reports, strong tremors were felt for few seconds following which people started to come out of their residences in the affected areas. “I was studying at home when our house started […]

Temperature to rise in Odisha over the next two days: Met

Bhubaneswar: The intense heat wave conditions may continue in Odisha with the scorching heat and humidity level likely to shoot up in the next two days, forecast the Regional Meteorological centre here on Tuesday. According to the Met department, the intense heat wave condition is likely to prevail for the next two days.  As many […]

Naveen Western Odisha
Naveen Resigning From Bijepur Is BJD's First Deceptive Game In 5th Term: Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: Following resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik from Bijepur Assembly seat on Sunday, Odisha BJP Vice President Samir Mohanty strongly criticised the decision of the CM while claiming that Patnaik has failed the people of Bijepur and West Odisha. Mohanty said, “Mission Western Odisha has failed. The people urged him to contest from there […]

Odisha reels under heat wave, Mercury above 40 degC in 12 places

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave continues to intensify in Odisha with 12 places across the State recording temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius today. As per the data of the regional Meteorological department, Sambalpur seemed to have turned into a boiling cauldron as it recorded temperature of 44.7 degrees Celsius, the maximum across the State today. Similarly, Sonepur […]

Five sunstroke deaths reported in Odisha

Keonjhar: Amid intensifying heat wave, five persons lost their lives reportedly due to sunstroke in different places of the State today. A resident of Belbahali village of Keonjhar, Dharanidhar Sahu, suffered heatstroke while working on the terrace of his house and died on the spot. In Thakurpali forest of Nuapada, an elderly person collapsed while […]

Mercury to soar higher amid thunderstorm spells in Odisha: Met Office

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave is likely to sweep most parts of Odisha for next few days amid spells of thunderstorm and lighting activities, as per the forecast of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar. The Met office has predicted that mercury is likely to be above normal in interior and western Odisha including districts of Bolangir, […]

Summer Heat
Come May 22, West Odisha to sizzle at 48-49 deg C; Hot & sultry weekend predicted for Capital city

Bhubaneswar: For the Capital denizens, this weekend will be very hot and sultry. The maximum day temperature which has been hovering at around 37 degree Celsius, post Fani, will see rise from today. And by the weekend, the mercury will shoot up to touch 42 degree Celsius. And with humidity level reigning at around 70 […]

10 places across Odisha record temperature above 40 degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Temperature in as many as 10 districts of Odisha soared above 40 degree Celsius as heat wave conditions remained unabated in the State on Monday. The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority said heat wave conditions will persist for at least five days in around 15 districts including some in coastal and southern region. Titlagarh in western […]