For landowners in Bhubaneswar planning to construct houses, the process has just got effortless and hassle-free. The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has relaxed norms for the construction of houses on small plots under its jurisdiction in the Capital City. The development authority has come up with standard building plans for the low-risk building categories that will require no approval.
Citing that Puri is a hub of spiritual, tourism, and economic activities, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday shot a proposal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an international airport at Jagannath Dham.
Terming it as Prime Minister’s gift to the people of Odisha and India, Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan launched the missed call service for LPG refill booking in Bhubaneswar. This facility for refilling of LPG cylinders was rolled out by Indian Oil Corporation to ease the booking process.
A shocking case of medical negligence surfaced in Nayagarh after a woman complained of severe pain post surgery. The woman of Gochi Bari village was rushed to Khandapada Community Healthcare Centre (CHC) for delivery. The family of the woman alleged medical negligence after a needle was left inside her body during the operation.
‘I want to leave a mark at ISRO with the technology I develop in the future.’ These are the words from a small town boy who has managed to strike it big. Nihar Ranjan Pradhan from Jharapalli village in Bargarh district of Odisha has made it to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as a scientist. This young boy from a farmer family has proved that hard work and dedication can take you to great heights.
No Mutated Strain Of COVID-19 Found In Genome Sequencing: Odisha Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccination Dry Run Tomorrow: Odisha Health Department
Odisha Welcomes New Year 2021
Riding two-wheeler without a helmet in Odisha will prove costly for riders from this New Year. As per its earlier decision, the Odisha government will ensure strict enforcement of provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act. According to the new amendments, a two-wheeler rider would have his Driving License (DL) suspended for three months if found riding the vehicle without wearing a helmet. The law also includes penalty in case a pillion rider is found without a helmet.
Watch: First Sunrise Of 2021 From Puri Beach In Odisha
2021 New Year: First Alati Of Lord Jagannath At Puri Srimandir
Panic gripped the residents at Ladijodi village under Borigumma block in Koraput district after a sleuth of wild bears entered the village and wreaked havoc. One woman of the village was reportedly injured after being attacked by one of the bears. Villagers said six sloth bears have been found moving around the village at night for last several days.
No mutated strain of COVID19 is present among the UK returnees in Odisha. As per information from the Odisha government officials, no new strain of virus has been identified among the samples of UK returnees sent for genome sequencing.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has extended the deadline for FASTag till February 15, 2021. As per the earlier order, it was mandatory for all vehicles to have a FASTag by January 1, 2021 failing which the violators will have to pay heavy penalties. The FASTag initiative has been introduced to ensure cashless transactions at toll gates.
The CBSE class 10 and 12 board exams will begin from May 4, 2021. The announcement was made by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today. As per the announcement, there are plans to finish the exams by June 10. Practical exams are scheduled to be held from March 1st. There are plans to publish the result by July 15.
After almost a year since the fraud case, Bullet Raja was finally nabbed by vigilance sleuths. Pramod Rath, a junior accountant of the Block Education Office (BEO) of Bolangir was arrested by vigilance officials a year after his name cropped up in a fraud case of amounting to crores of rupees. At least 6 bullet motorcyles, one car and Rs. 8 lakh cash were seized by the vigilance sleuths from Rath’s house.
After more than 9 months there is some respite for the cinemagoers & multiplex operators. As per the guidelines issued by the Odisha Government under Unlock-8, cinema halls and theatres will be opened with 50 per cent capacity from January 1, 2021.
Odisha government has imposed a night curfew from 10 PM of tonight to 5AM tomorrow morning across the state. These restrictions have been imposed to avoid crowding in view of New Year Eve celebrations. The decision was conveyed by the Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep Jena, through a tweet.
In a latest development, social outfit Bharatiya Bikash Parishad filed a fresh miscellaneous petition in the Orissa High Court in connection with the Nayagarh minor girl murder case.
With rising instances of vigilance raids in Bolangir district, the anti-graft agency today detected Rs 16 lakhs cash along with gold bars and ornaments from the possession of another government official. The official has been identified as Bibhuti Shankar Bindhani, who is a junior accountant in Western Electricity Supply Company of Odisha (WESCO).
Retired police official by profession; but a farmer at heart. This retired police official from Koraput area of Odisha has embraced his tribal roots wholeheartedly. After solving many high-profile crime cases and serving the state for 20 long years, Sarat Chandra Buruda has decided to pursue his passion for agriculture. Around 10 kilometres away from Koraput town, in a farmhouse, he had first planted his dream of having a farm which has now blossomed into a flourishing reality.
After adulterated spices, ghee, edible oil, turmeric powder and other food items, a joint team of Commissionerate Police and officials of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) seized more than one quintal of synthetic paneer from a bus during a raid on Wednesday.
The baby elephant that was separated from its herd on Tuesday (December 29) has been rescued and shifted to a nursery. The elephant calf was separated from its herd after a group of elephants had strayed into the Tampara Lake near Sunapur village under Chikiti Block of Berhampur.
Mercury levels to dip further in Odisha from tomorrow. The Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar predicted that the temperature is likely to fall further in interior and coastal districts of the state.
The 1996 Batch IPS officer, Arun Bothra, who is currently leading the investigation into the sensational Nayagarh minor girl murder case, was promoted to the rank of Additional Director General (ADG) of Police by the Odisha government.
In a new turn in the ongoing Anubhav Mohanty-Varsha Priyadarshini marital dispute, the celebrity couple appeared before the Odisha State Commission for Women (OSCW). This was following a complaint filed by Varsha on December 15. After discussing the matter with couple, the women’s commission is hopeful of an amicable solution.
Welcoming the New Year with some cricket craze, BCCI’s tournament, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy is all set to begin from January 10. Six venues namely Bangalore, Kolkata, Vadodara, Indore, Mumbai and Chennai will host this tournament in January 2021.
Slamming the state Cabinet’s decision on providing reservation for students of government-run schools, the BJP State Secretary Lekhashree Samantasinghar questioned the need for a separate category of reservation. She raised several questions over the separate quota system for admission into medical and engineering colleges.
Spontaneously reacting to the media questions, MP Anubhav Mohanty, who was present at the State Woman Commission’s office, claimed that the media knows everything about him.
In this chapter of Odisha’s Best Kept Secret, we explore the beauty of Koraput. We discover the scenic valleys and mountains that constitute the hilly terrains of this town. The wonders that this town hosts that one can only find during the winter season. This chapter takes you on an exploratory course to uncover the concealed secrets that Koraput hides within. The next chapter will unfurl the cultural secrets that make this town special.
Popular Odia Actress Varsha Priyadarshini today visited the State Women Commission in connection with the marital discord with her husband and BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty.
In a shocking incident, a man allegedly killed his wife and buried the body in the backyard of his house at Sabdega under Talsara police limits of Sundergarh district.
In a major decision, the Odisha Cabinet has approved a resolution proposing reservation in Medical and Engineering courses for students of government-run schools. For the effective implementation of the recommendations from the next academic year, a high-powered committee will be formed under the chairmanship of a retired Orissa High Court judge to fix the modalities in three months.
Yes, there are people in this world who would choose the right thing to do. Lambodar Panigrahi from Betada village in Bhadrak is a perfect example of honesty. One morning, as he was on his way to open his shop, he found a gold chain lying in front of his shop. After finding this chain, which weighed more than 40 grams, he decided to return it to its rightful owner
After a long wait, the Maa Biraja Temple Jajpur reopened for darshan today. Extensive arrangements have been made amid COVID19 restrictions. Barricades have been installed to ensure that devotees can have smooth darshan at the shrine.
NO Large Gathering Celebrations In Bhubaneswar On Zero Night On New Year Eve. According to the guidelines issued by the BMC, any kind of event or congregation including Zero Night celebrations at hotels, clubs, convention halls, Kalyan Mandaps has been strictly prohibited.
People from outside Odisha have been asking questions. Even I have come to hear about this. They have questioned if Lord Jagannath belongs to just the servitors of the temple and residents of Puri.
The Golden Beach at Puri was formally accorded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ tag on Monday. This was done with the unfurling of the Blue Flag and the Tricolour on the beach. The flag hosting ceremony was conducted out by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar through video conferencing.
As many as 62 travelers, who returned to Odisha from the United Kingdom (UK) recently, are untraceable. Odisha Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra said on Monday that in total 181 travelers returned to the State between November 30th and December 20th .Out of these 119 persons underwent COVID-19 test in different phases and six of them tested positive for Coronavirus.
Senior Odisha Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Narasingha Mishra fell unconscious during a rally in Bhubaneswar today. The senior leader was immediately rushed to a private hospital. Mishra complained of chest pain soon after delivering a speech during a rally in front of the CBI Office.