Looking back at the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it reminds one of the many devastating memories. But normalcy is slowing returning. But the pandemic has also seen numerous transformations - some of them life-changing and inspiring.
In this quaint Village under Naugaon Block of Jagatsinghpur district, this statue has immortalised the sacrifice of a brave son of the soil. This is the statue of Prasanna Sahu (CRPF 61 Battalion), who was martyred in a terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in February 2017. And this is the family of Prasanna Sahu. Their world may have been be shattered, but they feel proud in their loss.
In a shameful incident, a youth was detained for allegedly filming a girl secretly in the trial room of a mall. This incident was reported from a shopping mall in the Magurgadia area in Keonjhar on Thursday (January 14).
The nation celebrated 73rd Army Day today. To mark this occasion Indian Army contingents took out a parade at Delhi Cantt.
Citing the development of Kalahandi distirct, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the district which once portrayed the image of hunger and poverty has now become the rice bowl of the state. The Chief Minister said this while addressing a mega event in the district on the sidelines of the Indravati Irrigation Project inauguration.
Ahead of the mass inoculation drive across the country, the Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday (January 13) issued guidelines for the COVID-19 vaccination to be carried out from January 16. The vaccination is set to be carried out in around 160 sessions in different districts and Municipal Corporations in Odisha.
In a shocking case, the Commissionerate Police has arrested a youth from Bhubaneswar for duping people looking for kidney donors. The youth allegedly duped lakhs of rupees from several people on the pretext of arranging kidney donors.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Indravati Irrigation project in Kalahandi today. Several cultural programmes were organised for the inauguration ceremony and CM Naveen seemed quite moved by the performance on stage.
Rs 1.13 lakh penalty for a motorcyclist!? It’s hard to believe, when you can get a new motorcycle with that much money. But that is what happened in Rayagada district of Odisha. A motorcyclist was penalized Rs 1.13 lakh for a series of violations under the Motor Vehicles Act.
On a busy flyover in Bhubaneswar, a car went up in flames triggering panic among passersby. The incident happened on the CRP flyover in Bhubaneswar today. Three youths who were inside the vehicle had a narrow escape in the incident.
The mortal remains of social activist, Padma Shri D Prakash Rao were consigned to flames with full state honours at Kaliaboda crematorium in Cuttack today. Rao succumbed to a brain stroke at SCB Medical College yesterday where he was undergoing treatment for last 20 days. He had tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted in the special Covid ward.
Around 25 passengers escaped narrowly after a bus in which they were travelling overturned near Alutuma Bridge in Dhenkanal district today. One of the passengers sustained injuries and was admitted to a nearby hospital.
Padma Shri D Prakash Rao, who passed away on Wednesday at SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack, was cremated with full state honours today. Rao succumbed to a brain stroke at SCB Medical College where he was undergoing treatment for last 20 days.
Tension ran high when a mob turned violent following the death of local youth and torched a police van at Alinagar square on Bhadrak-Chandbali National Highway.
On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, large number of devotees gathered at Bhimkund in Mayurbhanj District to take a holy dip and make offerings.
This happened in Khandagiri area of Bhubaneswar. This video purportedly shows a couple mercilessly thrashing another man. The man being thrashed is Vivek Dasbatia.
Two people have been sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment for gang raping a minor girl in 2017 in Keonjhar Sadar Police limits area. The Additional District Judge (ADJ) of Keonjhar sentenced the accused to 20 years of imprisonment with Rs. 50,000 penalty. As per the verdict, if the convicts fail to pay the fine, additional penalty of Rs 5 lakh will be levied along with extension of the conviction period by one more year.
Today is the auspicious Makar Sankranti. Devotees across Odisha were seen making a beeline at temples across the state to offer worship. At Puri Srimandir, there was a large turnout of devotees who visited the temple to have darshan of Lord Jagannath.
The Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) Director, CBK Mohanty said today that the academic session of the Puri Medical College and Hospital will begin this year.
In a major development in the Nayagarh minor girl murder case, the mother of the victim has moved the Supreme Court demanding a CBI probe. The mother of the victim filed a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India in exercise of her right to Constitutional remedies.
Condemning the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral & his associate in Mahanga, the saffron party National Vice-President, Baijayant Panda demanded stern action against the culprits. While meeting the family members of Late Kulamani Baral in Nurtang village under Mahanga in Cuttack, Panda said that the law and order situation in the State has completely deteriorated.
This Makar Sankranti, you can fly kites, but make sure you don’t use dangerous glass-coated strings from China popularly known as the Chinese Manja. You will be in for big trouble for violating this rule.
When one thinks of Koraput, the images of greenery, waterfalls and clusters of mountains flash by. Then it is the captivating aroma from the coffee farms. Within this opulence, one can also catch wafts of aromatic cardamom. Yes you heard that right! Now Koraput is also making its presence felt in cardamom cultivation along with other spices which have added to the agricultural base of the area.
With Makar Sankranti round the corner, special sweets and ‘Tilau’ are in great demand in Balasore. During this auspicious occasion, one can find all kinds of popular sweets of Odisha including varieties of Khaja, Gajaa, Rasabali, Malpua and more. Balasore Khajaa is not visually appealing, but it is a treat for the taste buds as well.
At an age when most kids just start learning about geography, here is a boy from Damana area of Bhubaneswar with books’ worth of trivia at the tip of his tongue. Meet, Pratyush Raj Swain, who is also popularly called the ‘Geography Boy’. This child prodigy has proved that one’s curiosity and dedication can help master the unthinkable in life.