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PM praises Odia YouTuber Isaak Munda in his 'Mann Ki Baat'
Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Odia daily labour Isaak Munda, who turned to be a YouTuber, in his 79th 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Odisha's dreaded gangster Hyder killed in encounter
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) A dreaded gangster of Odisha -- S.K. Hyder, who was serving a life sentence in a murder case, was killed in a police encounter on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Foreign-bound Indian nationals can get Covishield second dose in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Foreign-bound Indian nationals, who have taken the first dose of Covishield or AstraZeneca vaccine in a foreign country, can now receive the second dose of Covishield in Odisha, state government officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha CM inaugurates 3 industrial projects worth Rs 436.93 cr
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday virtually inaugurated three industrial projects worth Rs 436.93 crore.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Rath Yatra of holy trinity completed in Puri
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) The 12-day-long world-famous Rath Yatra ended with the holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra entering the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir in Odisha's Puri.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Odisha CM asks officials to remain fully prepared for third wave
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked officials to remain fully prepared to tackle a possible third wave of Covid-19, which may hit by August end.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Odisha CM inaugurates TCPL tea packaging unit
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated a tea packaging unit of Tata Consumer Products Limited (TCPL) at the Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam district.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJP MPs from Odisha meet Piyush Goyal over PMGKAY 'irregularity'
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) Alleging unethical practices in the implementation of the PMGKAY scheme in Odisha, a delegation of BJP MPs from the state, including two Union ministers, met Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday and demanded a probe into the matter.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Low pressure to bring heavy rain in Odisha till Monday
Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) A fresh low pressure area has formed over the northwest Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood and will trigger heavy rainfall in several places in Odisha for five days starting from Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Artist Pattnaik unveils sand art for Indian athletes at Tokyo Olympics
Puri, July 22 (IANS) Renowned sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a piece of sand art to wish the Indian contingent success in the Tokyo Olympics, which are set to begin on Friday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha police seize 15 leopard skins in past one year
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) under the Crime Branch of the Odisha police has seized 15 leopard skins during the past one year, officials said here on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha FC appoint Kiko Ramirez as head coach
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Odisha FC have signed Francisco 'Kiko' Ramirez Gonzalez as their new head coach ahead of the eighth season of the tournament.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Instrument Landing System commissioned at VSS airport in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Instrument Landing System (ILS) has become operational at Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda of Odisha, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology
Odisha: Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath, deities completed
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The Bahuda Yatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, to Srimandir in Puri town of Odisha was completed on Tuesday without participation of devotees.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha's revenue collection up by 112.54% in Q1
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Inspite of Covid-19 restrictions, Odisha recorded a growth of 112.54 per cent in revenue collection till June-end of the current financial year 2021-22, officials said here on Tuesday.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
BJD MPs meet Piyush Goyal, seek pending rice subsidy of Rs 6,081 cr
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) A delegation of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs on Tuesday met Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal in New Delhi and demanded the release of a pending subsidy of Rs 6,081.45 crore.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
This Bahubali Sevayat of Lord Jagannath was Mr India
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Thanks to the pandemic and social media many behind the scene faces have got their chance to bask in the limelight, similar is the case of Anil Gochikar, who has gained popularity as the Bahubali Sevayat or body guard of Lord Jagannath.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
15 irrigation projects to be completed in next 2-3 yrs: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said 15 irrigation projects in the state would be completed in the next 2-3 years.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bahuda Yatra: Restrictions imposed in Puri
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions have been imposed in the pilgrim town of Puri for the smooth conduct of 'Bahuda Yatra' to be held on Tuesday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Two hardcore Maoists surrendered in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Two hardcore Maoists carrying cash awards surrendered before Odisha police on Sunday, police said.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Covid deaths cross 5,000-mark in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) With the reporting of fresh 66 fatalities, the total deaths due to Covid-19 in Odisha crossed 5,000 mark on Sunday. Now, the death toll stands at 5,058.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha approves 4 drinking water supply projects worth Rs 1,554 cr
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday approved tenders for four mega drinking water projects worth Rs 1,554.73 crore.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Odisha govt to reopen schools for Class X, XII from July 26
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) In view of inconvenience faced by students during online classes due to poor network in rural and remote areas, the Odisha government has decided to reopen schools for Class X and XII students from July 26.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Odisha police seizes brown sugar worth Rs 1 cr, 4 nabbed
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) The Odisha police on Saturday arrested four persons and seized 'brown sugar' worth more than Rs 1 crore from their possession, among other valuables in Bhadrak district.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake GST invoicing worth Rs 641 cr cracked in Odisha; 2 held
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) The GST enforcement wing of Odisha has unearthed a racket that issued fake invoices to the tune of Rs 641 crore and arrested two persons for their involvement in availing and passing of bogus input tax credit (ITC) of Rs 115.10 crore, said an official here on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha CM seeks 95% vax allocation in meeting with PM (Ld correcting Para 1)
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the state's vacation allocation quota to 95 per cent instead of 75 per cent as per the government of India guidelines.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Odisha CM seeks 95% vax allocation in meeting with PM
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged Prime Minister Narnedra Modi to increase the state's vacation allocation quota to 95 per cent instead of 75 per cent as per the government of India guidelines.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Now, dengue menace creates havoc in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Even as the people continue to suffer from Covid pandemic, dengue menace in some areas of Odisha, including the capital city Bhubaneswar has added to the woes.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
CBI arrests two in Odisha chit fund case
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Thursday arrested two persons from Odisha's Balasore district in connection with the Green Ray International chit fund case.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left, Congress parties observe Odisha bandh
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Protesting against price hike in fuel and other essential commodities, the Left parties along with Congress on Thursday observed a 6-hour Odisha bandh on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Partial lockdown to continue in Odisha till Aug 1
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) As there is no significant improvement in Covid-19 situation in 10 coastal districts, the Odisha government on Thursday announced extension of the partial lockdown till August 1.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha reports 66 more Covid-19 deaths in 24 hrs
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Odisha on Thursday reported deaths of another 66 persons due to Covid-19, taking the death toll in the state to 4,861 so far.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha will have all cancer care facilities in next 2-3 yrs: CM
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the state will have sufficient facilities for cancer care in the next two to three years.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
550 gm brown sugar, Rs 34.80L cash seized in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) In a major anti-narcotic drive, the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate on Wednesday seized 550 gram of brown sugar and Rs 33 lakh cash from a house at Kesura area in Bhubaneswar. Two persons have been arrested in this connection, police said.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha BJP intensifies fight against BJD govt
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) Eying the upcoming panchayat and urban local body polls in the state, the Odisha unit of BJP has intensified its fight against the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
17 districts in Odisha record deficit rainfall: IMD
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) As many as 17 out of 30 districts of Odisha have received deficit rainfall during the monsoon period (till today), Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said on Tuesday.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Palani rape case turns murkier as lodge owner claims threats from woman
raping her along with his accomplices on June 19 in the temple town of Palani, the accused has stated that the woman and her partner had threatened him with dire consequences if money was not given.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rare yellow turtle rescued in Odisha's Bhadrak
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) A rare yellow coloured turtle was spotted and rescued in Odisha's Bhadrak district, forest officials said on Tuesday.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rath Yatra 2021: Lord Jagannath reaches Gundicha
Bhubaneswar, July 12 (IANS) The chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra reached Gundicha temple before the scheduled time on Monday.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha CM lays foundation stones for cancer care units
Bhubaneswar, July 12 (IANS) On the occasion of the Rath Yatra, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday laid the foundation for two state-of-the-art cancer care institutions here at Infovalley.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rath Yatra 2021: Annual procession of Lord Jagannath, siblings begins
Bhubaneswar, July 12 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 restrictions Rath Yatra 2021 began on Monday at the famous Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha. Lord Jagannath and his siblings were placed in their chariots after performing 'pahandi' rituals.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Prez Kovind, PM Modi greet people on Jagannath Rath Yatra
Bhubaneswar, July 12 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people on the occasion of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, and prayed for the good health of all.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Centre hikes allocation to Odisha under JMM by 4 times
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) With an aim to provide clean tap water to every household, the Central grant to Odisha under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has been increased by four times in the financial year 2021-22.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Puri Rath Yatra: Artist Sudarsan creates 'biggest' sand chariot
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) Just a day before the annual Rath Yatra here, internationally acclaimed sand artist Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattanaik has attempted to create the world's biggest sand art of chariot at the Puri beach.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Tight security arrangement in place for Rath Yatra in Puri
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) To ensure smooth conduct of the annual Rath Yatra in Puri scheduled for July 12, the Odisha government has deployed 65 platoons of force along with senior officers to look after the security arrangements for the festival, the police said on Saturday.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Odisha to soon have beach shacks at six locations
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) Like Goa, tourists visiting Odisha beaches will very soon enjoy the best of food, chilled beverages, music and sea, all in one place.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
Odisha DGP changes schedule, airlifts two injured jawans
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) In an act of bravery, the Odisha Director General of Police, who was on a tour to Malkangiri and Koraput districts, changed his programme and diverted his chopper to Boudh to airlift two jawans injured in an anti-Maoist operation.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Odisha woman dies of snakebite, saves son
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a woman was killed by a snakebite, but not before saving the life her son, in Jajpur district in Odisha, the police said on Friday.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha to start boating facility at 100 spots by Dec
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) With an aim to boost the tourism sector, the Odisha government has decided to start boating facilities at 100 water tracks by December this year.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
61 more Covid deaths reported in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday reported the death of 61 more people due to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 4,471.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine