The Daitapati Nijog, a top servitors body in Puri Shree Jagannath Temple has demanded implementation of dress code for devotees visiting the dham. Servitors say that many devotees who come to avail darshan of Lord Jagannath do not wear proper clothes which hurt Jagannath culture and the religious sentiments of other devotees.
Electricity consumers in Odisha are paying 79 paise more per unit of power, thanks to the generosity shown by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to the distribution companies.
The South Central Railway has received an anonymous letter threatening a rail disaster on Hyderabad-Delhi route similar to that which occurred at Odisha's Balasore. The letter received last week by the SCR Divisional Manager Arun Kumar Jain threatened that an Odisha-like rail accident will take place on Hyderabad-Delhi route. The railway officials have informed Hyderabad police about the receipt of the letter.
Starting from October 1, 2023, cars manufactured in India as well as imported ones will be given star rating based on their performance in crash tests, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a notification. The ‘Bharat New Car Assessment Programme’ (Bharat-NCAP) will be applicable on vehicles of category M1 with gross weight less than 3.5 tonne, reads the notification issued last week.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), South Eastern Circle has found major lapses in the Signal and Telecom department as causes behind the catastrophic triple train accident at Bahanaga Bazaar station in Odisha’s Balasore.
Even as Odisha government imposed a ban on the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of select single-use plastic items, the rule has gone for a toss, as there is a free run in the circulation of polythene and plastic bags in Odisha.
With the onset of monsoon, dengue has started spreading its tentacles in different parts of Odisha. So far, 175 dengue positive cases have been reported and Khordha district has registered highest 93 cases of dengue.
School students and villagers of Siskudi village under Koraput’s Dasamantapur block are forced to risk their lives to cross the Andhari River flowing near the village. Bridge is a necessity for their daily needs, and be it going to the hospital, to school, or even step out of village for availing government benefits, locals need to cross the river to go to the other side.
The state of Chhattisgarh has once again poured oil on the raging fire of its dispute with Odisha over sharing of Mahanadi river water. The neighboring state on Friday released excess water from its Kalma barrage by opening all the gates of the dam. The development meanwhile has sparked fear over rise in water level of Hirakud dam in the downstream of the river in Odisha.
The much awaited Khurda-Balangir railway line in Odisha moved a step ahead with trial run of a train between two more stations in Sonepur district. According to reports, the rail line project work and trial run from Balangir was completed upto Jhartarbha railway station.
The temporary road laid to give connectivity to the Dhabaleswar temple in Athagarh was washed away. Strong waves of water in Mahanadi river reportedly swept away the road linking the temple island to the main land. As a result, devotees are failing to get darshan of Baba Dhabaleswar at the ancient shrine of Lord Shiva.
Is Asin divorcing her husband Rahul Sharma? Amid the growing buzz, the actress has completely debunked the rumours and called it utterly baseless news. Taking to her Instagram account, the actress captioned: "In the middle of our summer holidays right now, literally sitting across each other enjoying our breakfast and came across some very imaginative and utterly baseless 'NEWS'.”
The Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) probing the triple-train accident in Odisha's Balasore has submitted its report to the Railway Board, sources said on Thursday.
The Lanjia Soara tribe in Odisha’s Rayagada has fascinating connection with stones. They believe that stones are more than just lifeless objects. Stones are everything for these primitive tribe calling Puttasingh, Shagada, Abada and Talana areas as their homes.
Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi and Odisha BJP Chief Manmohan Samal’s complaint with the Centre against 5T secretary VK Pandian, and the subsequent letter from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) asking the Odisha government to take necessary action against the ‘erring’ IAS officer, seem to have opened the flood gates of accusations and counter accusations thereby heating up the state politics before the 2024 general election.