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Centre launches scheme to solarise entire Konark Temple, Konark town

May 20, 2020 9:23 pm

The scheme envisages setting up of the 10-MW grid connected solar project and various solar off-grid applications such as solar trees, solar drinking water kiosks and off-grid solar power plants with battery storage, with a 100 per cent central financial assistance (CFA) support of around Rs. 25 crore from the Government of India through the MNRE.

Cyclone Amphan: 10 dead in Bengal, Mamata says disaster 'bigger than Covid'

May 21, 2020 8:56 am

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans (West Bengal).

Coronavirus May 20 Highlights: 25 new Covid-19 cases in Dharavi, total cases rise to 1,378

May 21, 2020 10:05 am

The Health Ministry Wednesday said the Covid-19 recovery rate in India has improved to 39.62 per cent, adding that at least 42,298 people have recovered from the virus.

Cyclone Amphan set for landfall today, Bengal govt evacuates 3 lakh

May 20, 2020 1:57 am

Indian meteorological officials said Cyclone Amphan, which has now weakened from Super Cyclone to an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm, will have a wind speed ranging between 155–165 km/hr when it makes landfall on Wednesday.

Amphan to weaken in six hours, will make landfall as 'Severe Cyclonic Storm'

May 19, 2020 9:50 am

At 5.30 am, Super Cyclonic storm Amphan was located at 520 km south of Paradip, Odisha and 670 km south-south-west of Digha in West Bengal, where the landfall has been forecast on May 20.

Amphan heads for Bengal, now labelled a super cyclone

May 19, 2020 7:50 am

The West Bengal government has started evacuating people from coastal areas to cyclone centres. “Instructions have been given to officials in this regard,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Cyclone Amphan HIGHLIGHTS: Cabinet Secretary reviews preparedness; 37 NDRF teams in Bengal, Odisha

May 19, 2020 3:53 pm

Cyclone Amphan HIGHLIGHTS: Odisha and West Bengal are on high alert, with a "massive evacuation" underway.

COVID-19 cases may rise as migrants arrive, but our duty to take care of them: Odisha CM

April 29, 2020 6:36 pm

The state has set up a registration system that will capture every worker’s arrival, quarantine them for 14 days in local facilities built across the state and then release or hospitalize them based on their symptoms and corona test results.

Chandan Yatra, Akshaya Tritiya festivals to take place inside Jagannath temple premises

April 25, 2020 4:27 pm

The decision to organise the festivals inside the temple premises was taken during the temple managing committee's meeting with Govardhan Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Friday night.

'Way too early', says Odisha after praise on tackling COVID-19 outbreak

April 22, 2020 8:18 pm

Odisha government chief spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi, maintained that the government as well as the people must remain alert for at least six months and strictly adhere to social distancing and norms of hygiene.


Cyclone Amphan leaves behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal

May 21, 2020 3:28 pm

Cyclone Amphan (pronounced UM-PUN) wreaked havoc in coastal West Bengal on Wednesday, claiming at least 10 lives. The super cyclonic storm crossed the Bengal coast near Digha at around 2.30 pm with wind speeds of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 285 kmph.

Express Wanderlust: Beautiful sunsets, temples and beaches of Puri await you

February 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Here is why you should book tickets to Odisha now.

Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

May 07, 2019 9:45 am

CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

Cyclone Titli claims 16 lives in Odisha, 8 in Andhra Pradesh

October 15, 2018 10:55 am

As Cyclone Titli made landfall near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border last week, at least sixteen people were killed in Odisha and eight people in Andhra Pradesh till now.

BSE Odisha Results 2016 declared: Check HSC results on &

May 11, 2016 6:01 pm now has the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha results of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations.

Today in pics: February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 7:46 pm

Narendra Modi is interacting with people from several cities across the country as part of his ‘Chai pe Charcha’ programme.


What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

November 07, 2018 9:35 am

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

Sudarsan Pattnaik draws sand sculpture to welcome General Budget

February 29, 2016 6:05 am

Puri (Odisha), Feb 29 (ANI): Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik drew a sand sculpture at the Puri beach of Odisha on the eve of General Budget 2016-17. Patnaik drew a similar sand art earlier to welcome the Rail Budget. The Padma Shri awardee artist, who has won many international and national awards, always tries to give a social message through his sand art.

Five militants of banned organisation held in Bhubaneswar

February 18, 2016 8:10 am

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (ANI): The police on Wednesday night arrested five militants, belonging to banned Students Islamic Movement, in Odisha. Acting on an intelligence input, a police team carried out raids in Rourkela district and apprehended the ultras after a brief gun battle. The arrested ultras had escaped from a jail in Khandwa district of of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Director General of Odisha police Kanwar Brajesh Singh said they were involved in blasts, killing of two policemen and bank robbery. Police will produce them before a court to seek remand for further interrogation.

Four terror suspects escape from hotel in Bhubaneswar

January 26, 2016 5:34 pm

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (ANI): As many as four terror suspects fled from a hotel in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city on Tuesday. Shiv Narayan Mahapatra, Hotel Manager of Arya Mahal, said that they fled after they were asked to provide their identity proofs. The incident was reported from Hotel Arya Mahal in Bhubaneswar and a search operation is on to nab the suspects.

Scores of dead turtles wash ashore in Odisha

January 21, 2016 8:38 am

Puri, Jan 21 (ANI): Over 150 Olive Ridley sea turtles and a few dolphins washed ashore dead in Odisha. Vultures gathered around turtles and dolphins carcasses on a beach near Pantha Niwas in Puri. Haunted by the sight, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik made sand sculptures of the turtles, along with a message reading ‘Give us Space to Live’. Pattnaik said the government should look into the matter and find out why turtles, dolphins and whales are dying so frequently in large numbers. The turtles died due to number of reasons, including entangling in the net of trawlers and garbage that pollutes the sea water.

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

August 17, 2015 6:01 pm

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Nabrangpur District Zero: Independence Day Special

August 17, 2015 6:02 pm

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