The exclusion of senior party leader and MLA Susanta Singh from BJD’s team for the ensuing Jharsuguda bypoll has heated up the politics in the State with the Opposition parties, BJP and Congress claiming that the move proves Susanta Singh’s involvement in the killing of cabinet minister Naba Das.
Allegedly with no support from the government, coupled with increase in cost of raw materials and distress sale, traditional weavers in Ranpur area of Nayagarh district are staring at an uncertain future. The popular handloom clothes prepared in the area have carved a niche across the globe.
For the youths in Odisha’s Koraput and adjoining districts who want to join the Indian Army or the police services, Rajesh Kumar Sahu, a havildar with the Koraput OSAP 3rd battalion, is the ‘go-to’ trainer. Born into a poor family, Sahu toiled hard to get a job in the police department. Then he took a vow that he wouldn’t let the dream of youths to join the police or the Indian Army shatter into pieces.
Chandrasekhar Sarab from Hinjilicut in Ganjam district has inscribed his name in OMG book of records for collecting rare coins and currency notes. By profession, Chandrasekhar is a senior clerk in the Judicial Department. However, his passion is collecting coins and currency notes from different countries.
In a major development, Odisha government is contemplating starting the much-awaited metro train service between the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to resolve traffic-related issues. As per latest reports, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposal for the metro train service on the occasion of Utkal Dibasa.
Meet Satyanarayan Karnani, an ardent devotee of Lord Ram from Basta area in Balasore district who is on a divine mission. He has rewritten various religious scriptures by designing each letter with the name of Lord Ram.
NPCI clarified that the interchange charges introduced are only applicable for the PPI merchant transactions and there is no charge to customers, and it is further clarified that there are no charges for the bank account to bank account based UPI payments.
Tollywood Icon Star Allu Arjun completed 20 glorious years in Indian cinema today leaving trails of success throughout his career. As Pushparaj in Pushpa: The Rise, Bunny swayed movie lovers across the world. Now, all eyes are on updates of Pushpa: The Rule, the sequel. The makers will probably release a big update on the movie on April 8 to celebrate Allu Arjun’s birthday. Excitement among fans and well-wishers has by now reached the zenith. Well, all speculations will end after a few days.
Odisha is likely to witness thunderstorm activities under impact of Nor'wester from today. The India Meteorological Department has issued warning on the inclement weather for several districts of the state till March 31. Thunderstorm, rainfall, lightning and gusty wind may be experienced during this period.
As many as six Royal Bengal Tigers and 49 leopards have died in Odisha in the last one decade. State Forest Minister Pradip Amat informed the Assembly on Tuesday that Odisha lost six tigers in the last 10 years from 2012-13 to 2021-22. During the same period, the State reported 49 leopard deaths. Three tigers and 26 leopards have been killed by poachers in these 10 years.
Two days after disqualification as Member of Parliament, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been reportedly served a notice by Lok Sabha Housing Committee to vacate the govt-allotted bungalow. Speculations were rife about the possible ramifications he might have to face following disqualification as MP, one of which was losing official bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi.
She was studying in Class IX when she got the chance to meet former President of India late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The Missile man of India had given her a handwritten letter with many inspirational things written on it. Thanks to President Kalam, the nation got a super-talented top cop in the form of IPS Tripti Bhatt.
Protest by Opposition MPs after Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification is getting uglier day by day. The Parliament was adjourned within minutes today after chaotic scenes unfolded. These are the visuals from the lower house wherein some Opposition members threw papers and placards at Speaker Om Birla.
There is a huge gap between the number of women and men in the workforce. To bridge that gap, Jagi Mangat Panda, the managing director of Odisha Television Limited (OTV), said that it’s her dream to increase the participation of more women in the workforce.
The regional centre of the India Meteorological department has issued a warning for heavy rainfall in 4 districts of Odisha today. Going by the forecast, a yellow warning has been issued for Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati and Mayurbhanj where there are chances of thunderstorm.