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Odisha govt to reopen schools for Class 8, 11
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to resume offline classes for Class 11 and Class 8 students from October 21 and 25 respectively, State school and mass education minister Samir Ranjan Dash, said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
Odisha CM won't celebrate b'day due to Covid
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided not to celebrate his birthday on Saturday in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, a statement issued by the his office said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Japanese investors hold meeting with Odisha govt
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) An investors' delegation from Japan along with India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday held a meeting with the Odisha government on potential partnerships on steel, chemical and various other industries, an official said.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
2 notorious criminals injured in police encounter in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Two notorious criminals were injured in a police encounter in Odisha's Rourkela town early morning on Thursday, police said.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to bring rain to Odisha: IMD
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) The Dussehra celebration this year may be wet in some parts of Odisha with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting rainfall.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jagannath temple to remain closed for devotees on Dussehra, Diwali
Bhubaneswar, Oct 14 (IANS) Lord Jagannatha temple in Odisha's Puri will remain closed for devotees on Dussehra (October 15) and Diwali (November 4), the temple administration said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha: Boy commits suicide after parents stop him from playing mobile games
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old boy in Odisha's Koraput district allegedly committed suicide after his parents stopped him from playing games on his mobile phone, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kanimozhi meets Odisha CM, hands over Stalin's letter on NEET
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (IANS) Senior DMK leader Kanimozhi on Wednesday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the latter's residence here.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
In Nayagarh, villagers have begun to assert total ownership over their forests
Nayagarh, Oct 13 (IANS/ 101Reporters) In January 2020, a few villagers in Mitukuli village in Odisha's Nayagarh, were patrolling the forests -- a practise popularly known as thengapalli -- when they found nearly 225 well-grown trees cut down by the forest department. Infuriated at the sight, they put forth the issue before the Community Forest Resources Management Committee (CFRMC) (Gosthi Jangala Sambala O. Parichalana Committee), formed by the villagers.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha reports 615 fresh Covid-19 cases; 7 deaths in a day
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (IANS) Odisha on Wednesday recorded 615 fresh coronavirus infections and seven deaths in the past 24 hours.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha notifies amended municipal laws to keep quota ceiling within 50%
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) Clearing the decks for the urban local bodies elections, the Odisha government has notified the Odisha Municipal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2021 to keep the overall reservation in the various urban local bodies (ULBs) below 50 per cent, said law minister Pratap Jena.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
3 Maoists killed in Odisha's Malkangiri district
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) The security forces gunned down three Maoists including two women cadres during an operation in Tulasi Forest Range in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Tuesday, said Odisha DGP Abhay.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Odisha vigilance unearths 60 plots from a panchayat official
Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) The Directorate of Vigilance in Odisha on Monday unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.02 crore, including 60 plots, from a gram panchayat technical assistant (GPTA), officials said.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three dacoits held in Odisha, arms seized
Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) Three members of a dacoit gang were held in Odisha's Sundergarh district and a quantity of arms seized from them, police said on Monday.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha police recover Rs 1.05 cr from robbers after chase
Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) The Odisha police on Monday nabbed three miscreants who looted Rs 1.29 crore from an ATM cash replenishment van in Athagarh area of Cuttack district this afternoon. The police have so far recovered Rs 1.05 crore.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha Cabinet approves hike in salaries of contractual employees
Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) Ahead of Durga Puja, the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha has decided to hike the salaries of all contractual employees by 50 per cent, said Law Minister Pratap Jena.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha CM seeks PM's intervention for lifting of surplus parboiled rice
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lifting of the estimated surplus parboiled rice from the state in upcoming Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha vigilance arrests 3 govt officers
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) In a major action against corruption, Odisha vigilance has arrested three class-I government officers for possessing unaccounted cash, a vigilance official said on Sunday.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pradhan writes to Odisha CM for speedy implementation of PM SVAMITVA
Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (IANS) Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the expeditious implementation of PM SVAMITVA scheme in Odisha.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha Police seized 10 kg of brown sugar this year
Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (IANS) The Commissionerate of Police in Odisha has seized about 10 kg of brown sugar during the first 10 month (till Saturday) of the current year, 2021, said a police officer on Saturday.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha MLA sent to judicial custody for 'assaulting' BJP leader
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) Odisha MLA Prasanta Jagadev (BJD) was sent to judicial custody in connection with an assault case registered against him for 'assaulting' a BJP leader last month, an official said on Friday.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Need to remove intermediaries to improve farmers' income'
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday stressed upon linking the farmers directly to the market and said there is a need to remove intermediaries to improve the income of farmers.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pradhan urges Gadkari to expedite work of NH-55 in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged his cabinet colleague Nitin Gadkari to expedite the expansion work of NH-55 (earlier called NH-44) in Odisha.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha govt employees' DA hiked by 11%
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) Ahead of Durga Puja, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced 11 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners with effect from July 2021.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha MLA fined for parking car near Jagannath temple
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 (IANS) Byomakesh Ray, a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA was fined Rs 2,000 after his car was found parked in a no parking zone near the Jagannath Temple in Puri.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
LIC agent arrested in Odisha for issuing policies in name of dead
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 (IANS) The Odisha Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a LIC agent for allegedly swindling death claims to the tune of over Rs 1.81 crore in the past few years, an official said on Thursday.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leopard skin seized in Odisha, one held
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6 (IANS) A leopard skin has been seized in Odisha's Kandhamal district and a person has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha police find Pakistan link in DRDO espionage case
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6 (IANS) Revealing a Pakistan link in the DRDO espionage case, the Odisha police on Wednesday said four Facebook accounts of the suspected female operative were operated from Pakistan.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
4 held for illegal arms trade in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Four persons, including an Odia music album director, have been arrested in Odisha for their alleged involvement in illegal arms trade, a police official said on Tuesday.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 of a family swept away while bathing in Mahanadi in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a man along with his son and daughter were swept away in the Mahanadi river while bathing on Monday afternoon in Odisha's Sambalpur.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha launches scheme to provide free coaching to SC/ST students
Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday launched 'Chhatra Protsahan Yojana' (CPY), a scheme to provide free coaching for medical and engineering entrance examinations to ST and SC students of the State.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
Man held in Odisha for committing burglaries at 500 places across India
Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) The Odisha police on Monday arrested a person named Hemanta Dash (59), who reportedly committed burglaries at 500 places across India, a police officer said here.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJD wins Pipili bypoll by over 20,000 votes
Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday won the bypoll to the Pipili Assembly constituency by 20,916 votes.
2021-10-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Two women Maoists surrender before Odisha police
Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (IANS) Two women Maoist cadres have surrendered before Odisha DGP Abhay in Koraput on Sunday.
2021-10-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Early trends show BJD leading in Odisha's Pipili bypoll
Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (IANS) Early trends showed that the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was leading in the Pipili bypoll for which counting is underway.
2021-10-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha records 40% growth in GST collection in Sep
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) Odisha has recorded 40 per cent increase in GST collection during the month of September 2021 compared to the same month of the last year, officials said on Saturday.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Police verification time for passport reduced to 4 days in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) The average police verification time for issuance of passport in Odisha has come down to 4 days in September 2021 in comparison to 26 days taken in 2019, the police said here on Saturday.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha issues guidelines for reservations of seats in PRIs
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) After making necessary amendments to the Panchayat Raj laws, the Odisha government has issued guidelines for reservation of seats in the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).
2021-10-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha approves 9 investment proposals worth Rs 1,411 cr
Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday approved nine industrial projects worth Rs 1,411.58 crore that would generate employment for 2,846 persons.
2021-10-01
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Odisha minister writes to Jharkhand over withdrawal of Odia from training course
Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 (IANS) Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash has written a letter to his counterpart in the Jharkhand government, raising concern over exclusion of Odia language from the curriculum of teachers' training course in Jharkhand.
2021-10-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Odisha prohibits sale, use of fireworks in Oct Covid guidelines
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 (IANS) Announcing its Covid-19 guidelines for October, the Odisha government on Thursday prohibited use and sale of fireworks in the state during the month.
2021-09-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Adani Green Energy to acquire 40 MW solar project in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 (IANS) The Adani Renewable Energy (MH) Limited (AREMHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), will acquire a 40MW operating solar project in Odisha.
2021-09-30
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Odisha assembly bypoll: 7.8% polling in 2 hrs in Pipili
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 (IANS) Voting for the much awaited bypoll for the Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha's Puri district is underway on Thursday with strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols.
2021-09-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha police arrest MBA graduate for duping jewellery stores
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 (IANS) The Odisha police have arrested a MBA graduate from Kolkata for allegedly looting jewellery stores in Bhubaneswar and Puri by producing bogus payment transactions, the police said on Tuesday.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low pressure over Bay of Bengal, heavy rains likely in north Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 (IANS) Some places of north Odisha will experience heavy rains till September 30 under the influence of a fresh low pressure area that has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Massive explosion in Balanga police station in Odisha, no casualty
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 (IANS) There was a massive explosion inside the Balanga Police station in poll bound Pipili area of Odisha last mid-night, police said on Tuesday.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha asks Collectors to submit Cyclone damage report in 5 days
Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 (IANS) Even though there was no major impact of the cyclonic storm Gulab in Odisha, the state government has asked Collectors of seven affected districts to submit damage report in five days, an official said on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
NABARD sanctions Rs 206 cr for 25 road projects in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 206 crore to the Odisha government for construction of 25 roads, officials said on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Bharat Bandh affects normal life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 (IANS) Normal life in different parts of Odisha was affected on Monday due to the 10-hour-long Bharat Bandh.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Landfall process of Cyclone Gulab begins
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 (IANS) The process of landfall of Cyclone 'Gulab' commenced at 6 p.m., in between Gopalpur of Odisha and Kalingapatnam of Andhra Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife