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Bus fare gets cheaper in Odisha

The state government on Thursday decreased the fare of buses of different categories after reduction in diesel price. It will make the bus fare a bit cheaper in the state compared to earlier.

26 May 2022 5:27 pm
Actress Varsha Priyadarshini files fresh complaints

Actress Varsha Priyadarshini on Wednesday lodged a complaint with Cyber police station in Cuttack alleging that some persons are trying to tarnish her image and defame her on social media.

26 May 2022 11:28 am
SJTA fixes timings of Rath Yatra rituals

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri on Wednesday finalised the schedules of rituals for the Debasnan Purnima and Rath Yatra, to be held on June 14 and July 1 respectively, following a meeting with Chhatisa Nijog, a confederation of several associations of the

26 May 2022 8:31 am
AIIMS to start kidney transplants from July

AIIMS Bhubaneswar will start kidney transplantation surgery from July. The institution has already received permission from the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) of the state government to start the procedure.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
Muted response to OBC groups bandh

A nationwide bandh called by organisations representing backward classes on Wednesday had no impact in the state with business and other establishments remaining open and vehicular movement unaffected.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
Mega park to come up near Angul unit

After the state cabinet recently approved the construction of a mega aluminium park at Angul at an investment of Rs 428 crore, the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) is planning to develop it near the existing aluminium park.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
Naveen prods banks for higher credit linkage to self-help groups

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked various banks to focus on increasing the average size of loan to women self-help groups (SHGs) under the Mission Shakti programme.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
Lured by offers, many losing money to e-commerce fraud

Sipra Mohanty ordered two sarees from an online shopping website and paid in cash. But after she opened the packet, she found only one saree, and that too of an inferior quality.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
BMC collects record 12cr from holding tax in April

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has fetched a record collection of Rs 11.98 crore through holding tax in the month of April this year. It is more than Rs 3 crore of the past record of Rs 8.65 crore collected in April in the 2021-22 financial year.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
Odisha students better natl avg

Students of Odisha fared significantly better in various subjects in the National Achievement Survey -2021.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
NGT stays market work in Silk City

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday stayed the construction of a market complex by the Berhampur Development Authority (BeDA) on a plot of land in Berhampur which was a water body according to the petitioner.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
Bengal cattle trader shot in Mayurbhanj

A cattle trader from West Bengal, identified by police as Jamsed Ali (47), was shot dead by unidentified men at a weekly cattle market in Rairangpur area of Mayurbhanj district, 275km from here, on Wednesday. The police suspect the motive was robbery.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
Puri seer slams govt for ruining heritage in name of devpt

bhubaneswar puris shankaracharya swami nischalananda saraswati on wednesday hit out at the naveen patnaik government for allegedly destroying rich heritage on the pretext of development his outburst comes after scathing remarks from the archaeological survey of india asi and bjp on the issue a hushhush late night survey was also undertaken by the govt.

26 May 2022 8:31 am
6 dead, 40 injured as bus from Bengal overturns in Odisha

Six persons were killed and another 40 injured when a bus carrying more than 70 tourists from West Bengal overturned in Ganjam district, late on Tuesday. Among the dead were four women, two of them from the same family.

26 May 2022 3:26 am
Muted response to bandh by OBC grps

A nationwide bandh called by organisations representing backward classes on Wednesday had no impact in the state with business and other establishments remaining open and vehicular movement unaffected.

26 May 2022 3:26 am
BJP seeks review of heritage work

The Puri Shankaracharyas criticism of the heritage corridor project has given ammunition to the BJP to launch a fresh tirade against the state government, with party leaders demanding that the project be put on hold till all the clearances are obtained.

26 May 2022 3:25 am
6 dead, 40 injured as bus from Bengal overturns in Ganjam

Six persons were killed and another 40 injured when a bus carrying more than 70 tourists from West Bengal overturned in Ganjam district, late on Tuesday. Among the dead were four women, two of them from the same family.

26 May 2022 3:25 am
Odisha: 5 Srirama Chandra Bhanja medical college staff held in Cuttack

Commissionerate Police on Tuesday arrested five contractual employees of SCB Medical College and Hospital for alleged negligence in duty and diverting patient to private hospitals while taking huge money.

25 May 2022 11:25 am
Odisha: Six from West Bengal killed, 40 injured in bus accident in Kalinga ghat

The tourist bus carrying around 60 persons from West Bengal, was going towards Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh from Daringibandi in Kandhamal district.

25 May 2022 11:03 am
Odisha: Church in Bhadrak sealed after reports of religious conversions

Authorities in Bhadrak sealed the gates of a church located following complaints of religious conversions since May 17.

25 May 2022 9:04 am
Training for Haj pilgrims held at Cuttack

The state Haj committee on Tuesday organised a training programme at Cuttack for prospective Haj pilgrims, scheduled to begin their holy trip to Saudi Arabia in June. The prospective pilgrims from three districts Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara attended this programme.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
State reports 26 cases of HFMD

The state health authorities on Tuesday ruled out the presence of any new virus other than that of causes hand, foot and mouth disease. The Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) here had tested 36 samples but 26 returned positive for Coxsackievirus, a sub-type of Enterovirus.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
Ragging slur on MKCG junior doctor

A house surgeon of MKCG Medical College has been asked not to visit hostels of the medical college and complete an extra three month of internship following a ragging charge against him.

25 May 2022 3:45 am
State to showcase devpt schemes to young IAS officers

The state will showcase its transformative governance and women empowerment initiatives through Mission Shakti and success story in disaster management to 181 young IAS officers and two others from Royal Bhutan services, who are visiting the state for four days from May 29.

25 May 2022 3:44 am
Kids rush to join swimming classes

With mercury steadily rising and swimming pools reopening doors after two years of irregular operations owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, children are taking delight in their favourite summertime activity in hordes.

25 May 2022 3:44 am
Over 300 yet to apply for free laptops

Around 300 students have not applied for the free laptop scheme, prompting the government to ask the schools to raise awareness about the issue.

25 May 2022 3:44 am
State reports 26 hand, foot & mouth disease cases; dont panic, says govt

Twenty-six of 36 samples on Tuesday returned positive for Coxsackievirus, a sub-type of Enterovirus, that causes hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). The positive samples were of children below 9 years.

25 May 2022 3:44 am
CM launches Indias 1st Olympic value-based education initiative

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched Indias first Olympic Value Education Program (OVEP), an initiative to teach life skills to children through sporting activities.

25 May 2022 3:44 am
Govt sets norms for dist road safety panels

The state government has reconstituted the district road safety committees (DRSC) and formulated their terms of reference. Though the committees had been functioning in the state since 2017, there were no specific guidelines for their operation.

25 May 2022 3:43 am
Children rush to join swimming programme at Kalinga Stadium

With mercury steadily rising and swimming pools reopening doors after two years of irregular operations owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, children are taking delight in their favourite summertime activity in hordes.

25 May 2022 3:43 am
Pradhan slams BJD govt for Brajrajnagar neglect

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday blamed the Naveen Patnaik government for distressed migration from Brajrajnagar despite being in power for 22 consecutive years.

25 May 2022 3:43 am
Debrigarh begins weeding to facilitate animal movement

The Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary has started a massive cleaning drive of ipomoea carnea, an obnoxious weed that grows in the wetland.

25 May 2022 3:43 am
Fresh stir by Utkal nursing students

Students of BSc (Nursing) on Tuesday staged a demonstration at the Utkal University protesting lack of basic facilities at the varsitys second campus at Chandikhole in Jajpur district.

25 May 2022 3:43 am
Govt sets norms for district road safety committees

The state government has reconstituted the district road safety committees (DRSC) and formulated their terms of reference. Though the committees had been functioning in the state since 2017, there were no specific guidelines for their operation.

25 May 2022 3:43 am
Criminal Chakaras 7 associates held with ornaments

Two weeks after the arrest of notorious criminal Chakara Barik following an exchange of fire with police here on May 12, the commissionerate police arrested seven of his associates, including a woman, on Tuesday.

25 May 2022 3:42 am
25 May 2022 3:34 am
Bhubaneswar: Tomato price hits a century again

Tomato price has once again crossed Rs 100 per kg in the city markets after a gap of one week despite the hope that reduction in excise duty on petrol and diesel would bring it down, Minati Singha reports.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
BSCL to build bridge, revamp city lake

There is good news for the residents of Satya Nagar and Saheed Nagar in the city.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
Olympic values to be part of state school curriculum

The state government is set to incorporate the Olympic Values Education Programme into the school curriculum, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee and the Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
Three zoo staff held for beating up 23 Cgarh tourists

Three persons were arrested here on Monday for allegedly beating up 23 tourists from Chhattisgarh at Nandankanan zoo, on the outskirts of the city, the day before.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
Finish corridor work soon: Puri servitors

Amid the political slugfest over the heritage corridor project in Puri, a group of servitors of the Jagannath Temple on Monday moved the Orissa high court, seeking early completion of the Rs 800 crore plan.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
NISER to offer MSc in medical physics

The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar has started the process to offer a three-year MSc in medical and radiological physics from August this year. It will be the first institution in Odisha to offer this course.

24 May 2022 3:50 am
Sivaji Patnaik, top CPM leader & ex-MP, dies at 92

Veteran communist leader and former Bhubaneswar MP Sivaji Patnaik passed away at a city hospital on Monday afternoon. He was 92. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after the potassium level in his blood dropped. Patnaik was one of the main founders of the Odisha unit of CPM.

24 May 2022 3:49 am
Call to bring forward summer break

With the western Odisha districts are reeling under severe heatwave conditions, parents and teachers have demanded the state government to bring forward the summer vacation for students. Even though children are going to school from 6 am to 9 am, they reach home around 10.

24 May 2022 3:49 am
Govt likely to place over 2L-cr full budget in June

The state government is likely to present a full budget of more than Rs 2 lakh crore for the current financial year next month.

24 May 2022 3:49 am
Puri municipality asked to cover open drains in city

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has asked the executive officer of Puri Municipality to take prompt and effective steps for covering the open drains under the municipality areas and submit an action taken report in the matter to the commission.

23 May 2022 11:01 pm
Odisha: Veteran communist leader Sivaji Patnaik passes away

The Left party leader is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. He was admitted to a hospital on Sunday after the potassium level in his blood dropped. His body will be brought to the party's state headquarters near Jaydev Vihar here at 10am on Tuesday for the last darshan.

23 May 2022 10:21 pm
Sarat Pattanayak replaces Niranjan as new Odisha Congress president

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday selected senior leader, Sarat Pattanayak (66), as the new chief of the partys state unit. He succeeds Niranjan Patnaik, who had been holding the fort since April 19, 2018.

23 May 2022 10:05 pm
Odisha: Pangolin seized in Kalahandi district, poacher arrested

The special task force of the crime branch on Sunday seized a pangolin and arrested a poacher in Kalahandi, Riyan Ramanath reports.The poacher was identified as Jitendra Kumar (35). We had reliable information of a pangolin being smuggled.

23 May 2022 3:45 am