The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) is observing a 12-hour Bharat Bandh in protest against rising fuel prices, the new e-way bill and the goods and services tax (GST). Vehicular traffic, rail traffic, and operation of business establishments, government offices, banks and educational institutions have been affected due to the nation-wide bandh which started at 6 AM and will end at 6 PM on February 26.
Passengers coming to Odisha from or through 12 states will be screened at airports and railway stations now to prevent resurgence of the Covid-19.
A girl pursuing Plus II in a city college in Cuttack was rescued in a critical condition from her rented accommodation, allegedly set on fire by some unknown miscreants on Thursday.
Only time will tell whether this is temporary or a long-term solution, but it seems the forest officials in Keonjhar have found a way to deal with the human-animal conflict! The recent death of a woman in a tusker attack in Jagamohanpur area under Telkoi in Keonjhar district left the villagers in a state of panic.
“I will commit suicide if their (farmers') problems are not solved immediately”. This is what BJP MLA from Deogarh, Subash Chandra Panigrahi said during proceedings of the House on Friday. The MLA threatened to immolate himself in the Odisha Assembly over alleged delay in paddy procurement process at various mandis across the State.
Today, is the 2nd anniversary of the Balakot air strikes. Two years ago on this day, the Indian Air Force (IAF) had launched an air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) camp in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, thwarting Pakistan’s plans of attacking the Indian military installations in Jammu & Kashmir.
The Opposition BJP and the Congress once again cornered the State government over illegal mining and transportation of sand in Odisha. The parties raised the issue during the proceedings of the ongoing budget session of the Assembly on Friday.
It may sound surprising, but a man from Odisha’s Ganjam district used to fly to Gujarat to execute robberies. He was caught by the Surat City Crime Branch on Thursday (Feb 25).
Mastermind in the IPL betting racket in Odisha arrested. Berhampur Police on Thursday arrested Dinesh Rathi, the mastermind of a major Indian Premier League (IPL) betting syndicate in Odisha. According to top police sources, Rathi was nabbed in Kolkata and brought to Berhampur where he has been remanded in police custody till Tuesday.
No respite from heat in Bhubaneswar! We are still in February, but Mercury has already crossed 40 degrees Celsius in Bhubaneswar. The capital city recorded maximum temperature of 40.4 degrees Celsius making it the hottest place in the State.
With temperatures rising in Odisha, the State government rescheduled school timings as a precautionary measure. In a letter to the concerned authorities, the government rescheduled class timings for students from Classes IX to XII which are currently underway. The new timings will come into with effect from March 1st.
COVID19 vaccination for people above 60 years and those with comorbidities from March 1st! Director of the Odisha Health and Family Welfare department, Bijay Panigrahi today shared the details of the upcoming vaccination drive.
There is a small local market located near a temple in Bhadrak district. At first glance, this market looks lively and full of activity, like any other market. However, this market is unlike any other market you might have seen in your life. If you don’t believe us, then have a look at these pictures.
Uptick in COVID-19 infection graph has put the Odisha government on alert. Responding to the changing situation, Odisha government has made 7-day home isolation mandatory for passengers coming from 5 states. However, such isolation is not mandatory for asymptomatic passengers who have an RT-PCR Negative report or a COVID Vaccination Final certificate.
With the surge in COVID19 cases, Odisha government has heightened surveillance and tracking measures for people coming from high-risk states.
At least Rs. 650 crore belonging to Seashore group to be confiscated! The special Odisha Protection of Interests of Depositors (OPID) court in Cuttack ordered confiscation of all movable and immovable property belonging to the company.
Just ahead of the announcement of election dates, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee was seen conducting a massive puja at her residence to seek blessings from the almighty.
Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, 25 students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla in Sambalpur have tested positive.
No respite in sight as capital city Bhubaneswar boils with rising temperature! Bhubaneswar recorded a temperature of 40.4 degrees Celsius yesterday, becoming the hottest city in the country for the second consecutive day.
COVID-19 vaccination for people above 60 years and people above 45 years with co-morbidities is all set to begin from March 1st.