One person was critically injured and property worth over Rs 5 lakh was destroyed in a fire at a fruit market in Bolangir on Thursday night. The critically injured person has been admitted to hospital for treatment.
During the COVID19 lockdowns, when the school remained closed, the staff utilised the time in a truly innovative way. And this beautiful garden is the result of their efforts and initiative. These teachers and staff have inspired many by creating a positive environment inside the school premises.
Arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak today moved the Bhubaneswar Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court seeking bail. Abhay applied for bail in connection with the fraud allegations levelled against him by Sky King travel agency.
In a time when incidents of child kidnapping, theft and murder are surfacing at an alarming rate in Odisha, a 5-year-old boy, who was reportedly sold, has been rescued by the police in Midnapore district of West Bengal. The Rourkela Plant Site Police has arrested four accused in the case.
More than 25 passengers were injured as a bus overturned near Phulbani in Kandhamal district. The incident took place when the bus was crossing Gadiapada around 12 AM. The private bus was en route to Bhubaneswar from Tikabali of the district when the driver of the vehicle lost control while negotiating a sharp turn.
The ‘very corrupt and high-flying’ IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak may get compulsory retirement from his service. This was recommended by Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik in a letter to the Centre. It is for the first time that an All India Services Officer has been recommended by the Odisha Government for compulsory retirement on grounds of corruption, the CM mentioned in his letter.
Police busted a fake currency racket in Baripada under Mayurbhanj district. Two people have been arrested in this case.
Panic gripped the residents at Lunapahi village in Balasore district after some heavy object, believed to be a part of a missile fell in a nearby farmland close to human settlement. The object landed with a deafening noise, waking the villagers on Wednesday night. It is suspected that these objects could be pieces of a missile test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
This incident occurred when the youth came in contact with the live wire over a stationary train while clicking a selfie on his cellphone. Soon the tarpaulin covered over the train also caught fire and it also spread to the bogie.
Preparations to reopen Lord Jagannath’s Srimandir in Puri from December 23 have begun. The Srimandir has remained closed for devotees for the last nine months due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
COVID warriors & elderly people to get free vaccination. The Odisha government on Thursday announced that Corona Warriors including doctors and other frontline health workers will get free COVID-19 vaccination in the State. The State Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Das said that the vaccination is likely to begin in January 2021.
The 2021 Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains will be conducted in four sessions in February, March, April and May next year. This was informed by Union Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a tweet on Wednesday.
Another Maoist attack in Malkangiri. Maoists allegedly axed a road contractor named Sukumar Mondal to death at Golia area under Mathili police limits of Malkangiri district today. The Maoists also set a car and road construction machines on fire.
Saroj Sethi, a resident from Pari’s native village Jadupur in Nayagarh district has levelled severe allegations against the Special Investigation Team lead, IG Arun Bothra. Saroj has alleged that Arun Bothra, who is currently heading the probe, offered him Rs 5 lakh to take all the blame in the case.
From the infamous alleys of the capital city to a dharna at Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar. These are the sex workers of Bhubaneswar, who have taken to the streets demanding dry ration and Rs. 5000/- cash assistance from the government as directed by the Supreme Court.
As the ongoing protests demanding justice for Pari continues to intensify in state, Odisha BJP State president Samir Mohanty said that the party will take out a rally from December 20 till 24 to intensify the agitation against alleged inaction of the government and police in the Pari murder case.
When the entire state has been demanding justice for Pari, this young kid has come up with her own innovative way to appeal to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. Ashwini, a 7–year-old girl from Bhubaneswar cycled from Nandan-Vihar Petrol Pump to CM Naveen’s residence Naveen Niwas demanding justice for Pari. She has written a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik, requesting justice for Pari. Ashwini said that she will write letters to the PM and President seeking justice for Pari.
Vijay Diwas was celebrated at 120 Infantry Battalion in Bhubaneswar today. Army officials paid floral tributes at the memorial pillar of soldiers, who were martyred in the 1971 war. Families of the martyred soldiers were also felicitated on the occasion.
After a brief lull, the Aditya Dash death case took a dramatic turn after the victim’s wife Bidyashree attempted suicide. Bidyashree attempted to kill herself by ingesting sleeping pills. In a disturbing move, Bidyashree streamed the whole act on Facebook.
A shocking revelation has emerged in the Pari murder case. As per reliable sources, Pari was sexually assaulted before being brutally murdered. Earlier today, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had submitted a status report regarding probe in Orissa High Court. Sources said that the report mentions about sexual assault of Pari before her murder. The report also states about finding evidence of sexual assault on the clothes worn by Pari.
The Commissionerate Police of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has busted another racket involved in illegal firearm trade in Cuttack on Tuesday. The Police seized seven country-made guns, 35 bullets, other weapons and a car. A home guard along with 12 other persons involved in the racket were arrested in the case.
Jajpur Forest officials busted a wildlife smuggling racket on Tuesday. The sleuths of Jajpur Forest Division arrested two persons from Bhikipur Reserve Forest area under Jajpur Road Police limits.
Special guidelines have been issued for Christmas celebrations in the capital city. In view of the COVID19 pandemic, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with special guidelines for Christmas celebrations.
2020 brings another dampener for the people of the capital city. The Coronavirus pandemic has played a spoilsport on the New Year eve merrymaking as restrictions have been imposed on ‘Zero Night’ celebrations on the night of December 31.
Nearly 3.20 lakh people in Odisha mostly health care workers will get COVID19 vaccine in the first phase. Frontline workers and vulnerable groups including people over 65 years of age and people with co-morbidities will be the first ones to receive the COVID19 vaccine. As per the guidelines of the Centre, one has to register before-hand and at least 100- 200 people will be vaccinated in each session per day.
Watch the inspiring story of Shruti! Shruti Swapna of Baripada has set an example of social service and selflessness by donating her hair for cancer patients. After witnessing one of her close friend’s mother undergo cancer treatment, Shruti understood how difficult the fight against cancer is, especially for a woman.
Farmers from Malkangiri and Sambalpur districts have alleged massive irregularities in the paddy procurement process. Hundreds of farmers at the MV-72 mandi in Malkangiri demanded intervention of the district administration and the State Government accusing ‘middlemen involvement’ in preparing forged documents in the name of farmers.
BJP is all set to hold padyatras in all the Assembly segments in Odisha demanding justice for Pari.
Will Biju Patnaik’s famed Dakota aircraft turn to dust? Have a look, how Biju babu’s favourite Dakota aircraft is lying unattended outside the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. This is the same Dakota DC–3 aircraft which Biju Patnaik flew in 1947 in a daring act to rescue Indonesia’s former Vice President and Prime Minister during the Indonesian War of Independence. These images are three years old. After the 2019 Fani Cyclone, the Dakota Aircraft suffered even more damage. It is said that most of its parts are ruined.
Some shocking details have emerged in the murder of seven-year-old girl Bishnupriya. Baliapal Police claimed success in the case and revealed that the girl was killed by her distant relatives after she came to know about their illicit relationship. The arrested accused has been identified as Deepak Sahoo while the woman’s name is yet to be disclosed.
Cricket made a return in Odisha after the COVID19 lockdowns with Odisha Cricket Association Inter-District Senior Men’s T-20 League beginning at Barabati Stadium.
Another twist in the ongoing marital discord between actor-turned MP Anubhav Mohanty and his celebrity wife Varsha Priyadarshini. The new twist is the Delhi-based journalist Jagrati Shukla, who describes herself as a good friend of Anubhav Mohanty. And she has cautioned the ‘fans of Varsha’ for using ‘sick, demeaning, derogatory and unacceptable abuses’ against her on social media.
The midnight arrest of 2 employees of OTV and 2 security guards in the Bhubaneswar minor girl gang rape case has left a lot of questions unanswered putting the scanner on Police.
Srimandir is likely to open its gates for devotees soon. After a painful wait of nine months, devotees may soon be able to have darshan of Lord Jagannath. According to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration, the temple may open its gates for devotes between December 22nd and 24th. Initially, there are plans to allow locals, following which general darshan is likely to resume from January 3, 2021.
In a country where farming is the primary source of livelihood for most, a man from Bhadrak has set an example for others. Farmer Mrunmay Jena has proved that it is possible to excel in any field. This simple farmer from Dhamara in Bhadrak district runs a flourishing poultry and fishery business.
This submerged temple in Balasore’s Oupada Block is not only historic but also holds many legends within its largely invisible structure. It is called the temple of goddess Gadachandi. Just the top part of the temple with its flag is visible while everything else is underwater. The Goddess, also called as Gupta Chandi, is worshipped from outside and devotees offer their prayers from across the lake.
First Pari, then Pihu and now another minor girl has gone missing. And nobody seems to have a clue…
This could easily be one of the most bizarre marriage ceremonies. As you can see here, the groom dressed up for the occasion is all set to tie the knot. But in an embarrassing turn of events, a woman claiming to be the groom’s first wife turns up at the venue with police. And before anyone could understand anything, the groom is in police custody.
Rourkela is getting ready to prepare itself for the much-awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup. The steel city is one of the venues for the mega event set to take place in the year 2023.
I am Chanduram Majhi. I was a soldier in the Indian army. For many years I had served my motherland without caring for my own life. But today I am working as a daily labourer at my village in Nuapada district. Today, I need help. I need the government to listen to my pleas.