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Mother- Son Duo Attempt Self Immolation In Front Of SP Office In Odisha
Mother- Son Duo Attempt Self Immolation In Front Of SP Office In Odisha

A mother-son duo attempted self-immolation in front of the office of the Bhadrak Superintendent of Police (SP) today. The duo took such a drastic step alleging delay in getting justice in a land dispute case.

India’s First Thunderstorm, Lightning Research Testbed To Come Up In Balasore: IMD DG
India’s First Thunderstorm, Lightning Research Testbed To Come Up In Balasore: IMD DG

The Ministry of Earth-Sciences is planning to set up a ‘Thunderstorm Research Testbed’ in Balasore district. This testbed will by the first of its kind in the country. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Director General of India Meteorological Department, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra revealed about the plan. This decision comes in a bid to accurately predict thunderstorm and lightning activity to save lives and property.

Fake Mobile, DTH Offers: Company In Odisha Dupes Crores
Fake Mobile, DTH Offers: Company In Odisha Dupes Crores

Fraud in mobile phone & DTH recharge! In another case of cyber fraud in the state, a private company allegedly defrauded people to tune of crores of rupees with fake mobile phone and DTH TV recharge offers. The company has been identified as ‘Sangvi Enterprises’ based out of Cuttack. The company allegedly engaged agents to collect money from customers with lucrative offers.

Wild Bear On Road Triggers Panic In Odisha
Wild Bear On Road Triggers Panic In Odisha

Another case of wild animals straying into human habitation triggered panic among locals in Tentulikhunti village under Nandahandi Block of Nabarangpur district. The cause of panic was a wild bear that was spotted on a road near the village.

Odisha Matric Exam Dates Announced, Check Details
Odisha Matric Exam Dates Announced, Check Details

The School and Mass Education Department on Friday announced dates for the High School Certificate (HSC) Examination or the Matric examination conducted by the Board of Secondary of Education (BSE). As per the announcement, the exams will begin on May 3 and will continue till May 15. Similarly, examination for Madhyama Sanskrit will be held from May 3 till 12.

Rama Devi University Girl Death: More Evidence Emerge
Rama Devi University Girl Death: More Evidence Emerge

More evidence was traced by police in the death case of Rama Devi University student, Jharaphula. Jajpur Police today seized the clothes and mobile phone used on the day of the incident by the arrested accused Rakesh Swain. The police hope to find vital evidence from the seized items to ascertain the cause of Jharaphula’s death.

Telegram Adds 10 Million New Users In 30 Days After WhatsApp Policy Tease
Telegram Adds 10 Million New Users In 30 Days After WhatsApp Policy Tease

After world's most popular messenger app, WhatsApp teased users to either give their consent to sharing data with Facebook or lose their accounts; rival app Telegram has garnered immense popularity.  

Kotia To Be Transformed Into A Model Panchayat: Odisha CM Naveen
Kotia To Be Transformed Into A Model Panchayat: Odisha CM Naveen

Amidst the ongoing tussle with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh over jurisdiction of some bordering villages in the Kotia region of Koraput district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday unveiled a slew of developmental projects for the region.

Runway Re-carpeting Work At Biju Patnaik International Airport Delayed
Runway Re-carpeting Work At Biju Patnaik International Airport Delayed

Is the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at risk because of its runway? Why has the re-carpeting of the runway been delayed for so long? Although the airport authorities had planned to carry out the much-awaited re-carpeting work of the runway in 2019, it could not be executed due to restrictions clamped following the outbreak of Covid-19.

Aero India 2021: Aerial Stunts Enthral Spectators
Aero India 2021: Aerial Stunts Enthral Spectators

The final day of the Aero India 2021 exhibition in Bengaluru was a visual treat for the audience with lots of stunts on display.

Odisha Weather Update: Mercury Below 10 Degrees Celsius In 6 Places
Odisha Weather Update: Mercury Below 10 Degrees Celsius In 6 Places

Cold conditions continue to prevail over several parts of the state. As many as 6 places in Odisha recorded temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius. Normal life in Kandhamal district has been severely hit as G Udaygiri recorded 3.2 degrees Celsius followed by Phulbani at 5.5 and Daringbadi at 6.5 degrees Celsius.

Police Attacked In Odisha; Mob Frees Arrested Accused
Police Attacked In Odisha; Mob Frees Arrested Accused

Police attacked again in Odisha! In a shocking incident, at least four cops including an assistant sub-inspector were injured in an alleged mob attack while arresting a person on charges of extortion in Paradip. According to sources, the locals who allegedly attacked the police, succeeded in freeing accused Trinath Dalei from the custody of the police team.

RBI Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement; Know Key Details
RBI Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement; Know Key Details

The Reserve Bank Of India kept the key rates unchanged while maintaining an accommodative stance of monetary policy.

10 Houses Gutted In Major Fire Mishap In Odisha
10 Houses Gutted In Major Fire Mishap In Odisha

Almost 10 houses were gutted in a major fire mishap at Balajitpada village under Kalei Panchayat of Bhadrak district on Thursday (February 4). Due to the incident that occurred late at night, four families have now been rendered homeless. The cause of fire has not been ascertained yet.

Odisha Sarpanch Has Life Lesson For The Youth
Odisha Sarpanch Has Life Lesson For The Youth

A sarpanch, a farmer, a social worker! Hrudanada Das, the Sarpanch of Namatara Panchayat of Rajkanika block of Kendrapara district wears many hats. In his free time, Hrudananda devotes all his efforts towards growing fresh vegetables in his yard. Hrudananda has managed to grow several varieties of vegetables in his 7-acre land and has generated over Rs. 5 lakh income from farming.

Odisha Farmer Grows Thai Jujube; Turns It Into Profitable Venture
Odisha Farmer Grows Thai Jujube; Turns It Into Profitable Venture

These juicy looking fruits can surely attract anyone. With attractive and ripe exterior, these fruits are as sweet as they look. However, these fruits are generally not found in India. Yes, you heard that right! These bulbous looking fruits are actually a foreign delicacy called Thai Jujube or Chinese dates. Owing to its sweet taste and size, this fruit from South Asia has garnered popularity all over the world. And now these fruits are growing in Niali of Cuttack.

Odisha Govt Puts Restrictions On Holy Dip At Chandrabhaga
Odisha Govt Puts Restrictions On Holy Dip At Chandrabhaga

The annual holy dip rituals at Chandrabhaga beach will be held with limited devotees this year. The holy dip at the beach is held on the occasion of Magha Saptami, the seventh day of the waxing phase of the Odia month of Magha.

Ekamra Kshetra Project: Odisha Govt Went On Excavation Spree Without Approval, Says ASI
Ekamra Kshetra Project: Odisha Govt Went On Excavation Spree Without Approval, Says ASI

This is the team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) led by the Joint Director General (Archaeology), Sanjay Kumar Manjul taking stock of the monuments unearthed during the demolition under the Ekamra Kshetra Beautification project. The demolition work is being carried out jointly by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA).

Rail Budget 2021: Odisha Sees 60% Increase In Allocation
Rail Budget 2021: Odisha Sees 60% Increase In Allocation

Odisha has been allocated Rs 6995.58 Cr in the Rail Budget of 2021-22. Highest Rs 1000.50 crore has been allocated for Khurdha-Bolangir rail line.

Gram Rojgar Sevak In Odisha Attempts Self-Immolation In BDO Office
Gram Rojgar Sevak In Odisha Attempts Self-Immolation In BDO Office

A Gram Rojgar Sevak (GRS) of Guagadhia Panchayat under Basudevpur Block of Bhadrak district attempted self-immolation inside the office of the Block Development Officer. The Gram Rojgar Sevak attempted self-immolation over alleged non-payment of his dues for the last several months.

Rail Budget 2021: Ruling-BJD, Congress In Odisha Come Down Hard On Centre
Rail Budget 2021: Ruling-BJD, Congress In Odisha Come Down Hard On Centre

After the announcement of the Rail Budget allocation for Odisha, the ruling-BJD and Congress came down heavily on the centre citing that the demands of the state have been ignored. Reacting to the criticism, the state BJP said that the Centre has allocated more-than-expected funds to Odisha.

8 Children Critical After Consuming Poisonous Fruits At Anganwadi Centre In Odisha
8 Children Critical After Consuming Poisonous Fruits At Anganwadi Centre In Odisha

In a case of alleged negligence, almost eight children were taken ill after consuming poisonous fruits at an Anganwadi centre. The incident was reported from Manneguda village in Malkangiri on Wednesday (February 3).

Rihanna Tweet Storm: Govt Calls Out Foreign Celebrities Attacking India Over Farmers’ Protest
Rihanna Tweet Storm: Govt Calls Out Foreign Celebrities Attacking India Over Farmers’ Protest

A Twitter frenzy broke out when American pop singer Rihanna on Tuesday (February 3) night posted a news link on India’s farmers’ protest and tweeted this. It triggered widespread outrage from Indians questioning Rihanna’s credentials and knowledge about India’s internal matters.

Cold Wave Continues To Sweep Odisha As Mercury Drops
Cold Wave Continues To Sweep Odisha As Mercury Drops

Odisha continues to bear the brunt of intense chill with temperatures dropping steadily across the state. As per the Met Office, hill stations across the state shivered with G. Udayagiri recording the lowest temperature of 3 degrees Celsius. Daringbadi and Koraput were also among the coldest places with 8 and 8.5 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Headless Body Of Woman Found In Bhubaneswar
Headless Body Of Woman Found In Bhubaneswar

In a shocking incident, the headless body of an unidentified woman was found near Dasapur area on Bharatpur-Chandaka road in the Capital City today. It is being suspected that the body of the woman may have been beheaded before her torso was dumped in the area. The police and scientific team soon reached the spot and have launched an investigation into the matter.