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Odisha: Man holds funeral procession for pet dog in Gajapati, residents bid farewell

It was a unique funeral procession of a pet dog where over 200 people mourned. Drums were beaten and crackers were burst to give a tearful adieu to 17-year old Anjali at Paralakhemundi, the district headquarter town of Gajapati, on Monday.

9 Aug 2022 4:04 pm
New PG physics course classes begin at NISER

Classes for the new postgraduate course in medical and radiological physics at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, commenced on Monday. It is the first institute in the state to offer this course.

9 Aug 2022 8:30 am
Man gets 20-year RI for raping minor

A Pocso court in Phulbani of Kandhamal district on Monday sentenced a 46-year-old man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl three years ago.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Odisha had never seen such a high national presence since 1947: Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday said the achhe din of Odisha has come with the state's unprecedented representation at the national level.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Rain relief for Ganjam farmers

be berhampur widespread rain across ganjam under the influence of a low pressure over the bay of bengal has brought cheers to farmers in the district the growers were worried as lack of rain over the past few weeks hit their paddy productionthe muchneeded rainfall in the district will help the production of paddy following the showers in the past two days agriculture operation has started in full swing.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
82% students clear CHSE Plus II arts exam

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Monday announced the Plus II results for arts and vocational streams. The state recorded a pass percentage of 82.1% in arts and 70.35% in vocational streams this year.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
State players celebrate Indian womens team bronze at CWG

Hockey players and enthusiasts in the state were euphoric over the Indian womens hockey team winning the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. They said the spectacular performance of the womens team by winning a medal after 16 years will motivate them to play better.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Drive against helmetless riding in state

The state transport authority (STA) will launch a special drive from August 16 against those who ride two-wheelers without helmets. Those riding pillions without helmets will also be taken to task during the drive that will continue for two weeks.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Pact for gender equality curriculum in state

bhubaneswar the school and mass education department on monday signed a memorandumofunderstanding mou with breakthrough and the abdul latif jameel poverty action lab south asia to integrate a gender equity curriculum into the syllabus for students across government schools in the state at the event school and mass education minister samir ranjan dash said we are working on ensuring gender equality in odisha...

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Shah disrespected: MP writes to Naveen

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi has written to CM Naveen Patnaik saying Union home minister Amit Shah was accorded inappropriate reception on his arrival at Biju Patnaik International Airport here late on Sunday night.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
CM, ministers to attend I-Day events

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik will hoist the national flag during the Independence Day celebration here on August 15, while ministers and other dignitaries will take part in programmes at different places.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
UG admission process to begin on Thursday

The higher education department on Monday issued an advertisement, inviting applications from students for admissions into undergraduate courses (Plus III first year).Common application form will be available on www.samsodisha.gov.in website at 11am on August 11.

9 Aug 2022 8:29 am
Bhubaneswar: BMC to set up 14 more vending zones

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to build 14 more cyclone-resistant vending zones in the city to help vendors do hassle-free business.

9 Aug 2022 7:52 am
Heavy rain to lash Odisha for 2 more days; Met issues red alert in four districts for today

The Met department has issued a red warning of extremely heavy rain at isolated places in four districts - Bargarh, Sambalpur, Angul and Keonjhar - for Tuesday, under the influence of a low pressure area.

9 Aug 2022 7:40 am
Odisha had never seen such a high national presence since 1947: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday said the achhe din of Odisha has come with the state's unprecedented representation at the national level.

9 Aug 2022 7:32 am
Odisha: 82% students clear CHSE Plus II arts exam

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Monday announced the Plus II results for arts and vocational streams. The state recorded a pass percentage of 82.1% in arts and 70.35% in vocational streams this year.

9 Aug 2022 7:27 am
Bhubaneswar boy stands first in JEE-Main in Odisha

Deevyanshu Malu from the city topped the state in the Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) 2022, the results of which were announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday. He secured a 99.989 percentile.

9 Aug 2022 7:23 am
BJP will form govt in Odisha, Narendra Modi at Centre in 2024

Home minister Amit Shah here on Monday said Odisha will also have a BJP government, while there is no doubt that Narendra Modi will return to power in 2024 with a two-third majority.

9 Aug 2022 7:16 am
Odisha: Vigilance raids top GST official's premises

A senior official of the state CT (commercial tax) and GST (goods and services tax) wing has come under the scanner of the vigilance directorate for alleged possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

9 Aug 2022 7:11 am
Odishas representation at national level was never this big: Amit Shah

Speaking at an event to mark the 75th anniversary of Odia daily Prajatantra, established by freedom fighter and states first chief minister Harekrushna Mahtab in Cuttack, Shah said Odias occupy top posts in the country like never before.

8 Aug 2022 5:14 pm
'Driven out' by in-laws for 'cancer symptoms', woman kills self in Bhubaneswar

A newlywed woman allegedly died by suicide here on Saturday night after her in-laws allegedly drove her out of their home recently, suspecting her swollen jaw as mouth cancer. The deceased was identified as Pragyan Paramita Swain, who belonged to Cuttack district.

8 Aug 2022 2:33 pm
Har Ghar Tiranga campaign: 4k women in Odisha race to stitch 30 lakh flags

Nearly 4,000 women members of 300 self-help groups (SHG) across Odisha are busy stitching 30 lakh tricolours for the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign launched by the Centre to celebrate the 75th year of India's Independence.

8 Aug 2022 8:55 am
Post-Covid, projects help kids understand concepts better

Teachers in city schools said after two years of Covid break, project-based learning is helping children understand concepts better and overcome learning loss compared to the traditional method of blackboard teaching.

8 Aug 2022 8:32 am
Nabard vows growth in sector

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has committed its support for the development of the states handloom sector on National Handloom Day on Sunday.

8 Aug 2022 8:32 am
BMC mulls 14 more composting hubs

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to construct 10 more micro composting centre (MCC) and four material recovery facilities (MRFs) in the city to increase the quantity of waste processing at source.

8 Aug 2022 8:32 am
Go for test if temperature stays for 3-4 days: Docs

Even though Covid cases are on its way down, the rise in viral diseases, including dengue, has become a cause of concern for residents.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
2 centres to come up on FM University campus

Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, will soon launch two new facilities Census Data Centre and Centre for Atmospheric Science on its campus, the institute authorities have said.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
1 held for keeping ivory at home

Forest officials on Sunday arrested a 41-year-old man for illegal possession of a piece of ivory in his house at Sankuru in Ganjam district. The ivory, weighing around 1.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
Mumbai Police take fraud loan app accused on remand

Three men, who were arrested by the economic offences wing (EOW) of state Crime Branch for running dubious loan apps in connivance with some Chinese nationals and cheating several people in Odisha, have been taken on remand by Mumbai police for interrogation.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
City decked up to greet Shah, to attend series of events today

A rousing reception awaits Union home minister Amit Shah when he arrives at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on a two-day Odisha visit. BJP leaders, including state unit president Samir Mohanty, are expected to receive Shah at the airport.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
Govt raises home guards wage by 38%

The state government on Sunday increased the remuneration of home guards from Rs 9,000 to Rs 12,480 per month, a hike of 38%.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
Illegal gutkha unit busted in Ganjam

Police on Sunday unearthed an illegal gutkha manufacturing unit in Bada Bazar area here and seized about 780 kg of stocked gutkha, raw materials and machines and arrested one of the owners.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
Outpouring of love for heritage on handloom day

The people of Odisha expressed their love for the states handloom products on social media to mark National Handloom Day on Sunday. A series of events, fairs and exhibitions were held on the occasion to showcase, support and promote the rich ethnic heritage of Odisha.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
City decked up to greet Shah, series of events planned today

A rousing reception awaited Union home minister Amit Shah on his arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on a two-day Odisha visit. BJP leaders, including state unit president Samir Mohanty, were expected to receive Shah at the airport.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
Low pressure sparks rain hope

A fresh low pressure area, as forecast, has formed over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday, bringing chances of increase in rainfall activity, an IMD bulletin said.

8 Aug 2022 8:31 am
At NITI meet, Naveen talks of need for ASIs overhaul

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said conservation and preservation of heritage sites have undergone a sea change and that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) should be transformed, both in terms of technology and legal framework, to bring it on a par with global

8 Aug 2022 8:30 am
OAS group demands action

The Odisha Administrative Services (OAS) Ganjam unit on Sunday urged the district administration to take strong action against those who allegedly attacked the Patrapur tehsildar and excise officials during a raid at an illegal liquor manufacturing unit at Budhighati under Jarada police

8 Aug 2022 8:30 am
Low pressure sparks rain hope in state

A fresh low pressure area, as forecast, has formed over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday, bringing chances of increase in rainfall activity, an IMD bulletin said.

8 Aug 2022 8:30 am
NHRC to state: Implement Act against witch hunt

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Odisha chief secretary to take every possible effort to implement the provision of the Odisha Prevention of Witch-Hunting Act, 2013, in the state.

8 Aug 2022 8:30 am
4k women race to stitch 30L flags

Nearly 4,000 women members of 300 self-help groups (SHG) across Odisha are busy stitching 30 lakh tricolours for the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign launched by the Centre to celebrate the 75th year of Indias Independence.

8 Aug 2022 8:30 am
Go for test if temperature stays for 3-4 days: Experts sound alert on dengue and fever in Bhubaneswar

Even though Covid cases are on its way down, the rise in viral diseases, including dengue, has become a cause of concern for residents. Attributing this to fluctuating weather condition, doctors said there is a surge in cases of viral fever, upper respiratory tract infection and seasonal flu or influenza in the city.

8 Aug 2022 8:09 am
Women SHGs in Odisha work overtime to stitch 30 lakh tricolours by August 10

Nearly 4,000 women members of 300 self help groups (SHG) across Odisha are busy in stitching 30 lakh tricolours for the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign launched by the Centre to celebrate the 75th year of Indias independence.

7 Aug 2022 10:56 pm
NHRC asks Odisha chief secretary to act on witchcraft, sorcery

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Odisha chief secretary to take every possible effort for the implementation of the provision of the Odisha Prevention of Witch-Hunting Act, 2013 in the state.

7 Aug 2022 6:54 pm
Odisha: 10 students, 2 teachers test Covid positive in Saintala school

Ten students and two teachers of the Red Cross School for Deaf and Mentally Retarded at Saintala in Balangir district tested positive for Covid on Saturday.

7 Aug 2022 12:33 pm
Fire at kitchen store of Puri's Jagannath temple

A fire broke out at the store of the kitchen in Puri's Jagganath temple, officials said on Sunday.

7 Aug 2022 12:12 pm
Odisha: Govt engineering college suspends 7 students for campus violence

Seven students of the government-run Parala Maharaja Engineering College here have been suspended for two weeks to one year for their alleged involvement in a clash between two groups on campus on August 1. A second-year student was injured in the scuffle.

7 Aug 2022 8:55 am
Odisha: Footwear design training for livelihood support

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) under the MSME ministry has started a project for footwear manufacturing at Dasapalla in Nayagarh district on a pilot basis. It got under way with a two-month training of 20 local leather artisans beginning Friday.

7 Aug 2022 8:41 am
Govt engg college suspends 7 students for campus violence

Seven students of the government-run Parala Maharaja Engineering College here have been suspended for two weeks to one year for their alleged involvement in a clash between two groups on campus on August 1. A second-year student was injured in the scuffle.

7 Aug 2022 8:31 am
Shahs 2-day state visit starts today

The state BJP is upbeat as Union home minister Amit Shah is set to arrive here on Sunday evening on a two-day Odisha visit and hold a political discussion with senior party leaders apart from attending other events.

7 Aug 2022 8:30 am
Edu institutions asked to take part in Har Ghar Tiranga drive

The higher education department on Saturday urged the principals of colleges and registrars of state public universities to participate in the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

7 Aug 2022 8:30 am