A proud moment for Odisha and all Odias. A son of the soil is set to become the new vice chief of Army Staff. Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty, currently serving as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command is most likely to be appointed as the new vice chief of Army Staff.
A treat for classical music connoisseurs! Annual 3-day Rajarani music festival kicked off on Monday (January 18) in Bhubaneswar.
This is the Nandi Mountain in Baghuapalli village under Bhapur block of Nayagarh district. A colossal temple gracefully stands on this mountain. After 12 years of hard work of the villagers, this sacred Baba Akhandala Mani Temple has come to life. Specialised craftsmen from Puri lent their artistic touches to the construction of this temple.
This huge tree and the anthill beside it have created a lot of curiosity in the minds of people. This place is considered sacred with locals thronging it to offer prayers. People who come to visit this spot believe that this tree has the power to grant one’s wishes. This is ‘Ajaneshwar Pitha’ located in Simulipatna village in Bhubaneswar
With COVID19 vaccination drive underway, the second consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine dispatched from Pune’s Serum Institute of India will reach Odisha today.
The ruling-BJD criticised the Central government’s decision to procure only 50% surplus parboiled rice this Kharif season, with no procurement during the Rabi season.
Cardboards wrapped around pillars with hand-made paper targets stuck on them. At first glance, it looks like some child’s plaything. But at a closer glance, one can see that it is a training ground for two budding sportspersons, who are shooting at the targets with impeccable accuracy.
Our past has always been a topic of great curiosity for all of us. Archaeologists, while excavating, help give us a closer insight into the lives of our ancestors. A similar archaeological find unearthed in Benisagar on the Odisha-Jharkhand Border has become a tourist magnet.
Even though Section 377 has been decriminalized in the country, the stigma against a same-sex marriage is still prevalent in the society. This couple from Danagadi area of Jajpur is a victim of the same stigma and has sought protection. Subhalakshmi Pati and Lakshmipriya Mishra, aged 22 and 21, respectively had decided to get married after being together for two years.
To spread awareness among the masses, the 32nd National Road Safety Month was kicked off in Bhubaneswar today.
The Keonjhar Town police today detained the prime accused, Sanjay Mohanty in connection with the attack bid on Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik. The police are interrogating the accused regarding the motive behind the attack.
Renowned social activist and labour leader Lalit Nayak passed away today while undergoing treatment at Bhubaneswar AIIMS. Lalit was reportedly undergoing treatment for cancer for the last 6 months. He was also infected with COVID-19. He had been shifted from Bolangir to AIIMS recently after his health conditions deteriorated.
Two huge pythons were rescued during the canal digging work at Pali Gumula village on the outskirts of Berhampur town. One of the pythons managed to enter the engine bay of the earthmoving machine engaged in the work. Both the snakes were rescued by the snake helpline members.
According to the director of Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, the minimum temperature will decrease by 3-4 degrees Celsius gradually from January 21 over the districts of Odisha. However, night temperature may rise in the next couple of days over the districts of interior and coastal Odisha. Following that temperatures are likely to decline.
In an unfortunate incident, one person was killed and more than 15 others were injured after a picnic bus overturned near Dumbalpadara area on Gajapati-Rayagada border today. The deceased has been identified as Sunil Sahu, a native of Bhubaneswar. The injured were shifted to a hospital in Mohana.