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Saturday, February 29, 2020



Odisha Assembly passes unanimous resolution to carry out survey of social and educational conditions of backward classes

February 18, 2020 11:33 am

Earlier this month, the state government had constituted the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes and appointed retired judge Raghunath Biswal as its chairperson.

Odisha government announces a commission for backward classes

February 13, 2020 1:17 pm

The announcement of a commission has come on the heels of the BJD’s demand that the Centre carries out an enumeration of OBCs in the Census.

Telling Numbers: 2,361 humans, 510 elephants killed in conflict in five years

February 13, 2020 9:41 am

Among elephant deaths caused in conflict with humans, electrocution is the primary cause, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the deaths (333 out of 510).

No sculpture of Konark Sun Temple has been replaced, says ASI

February 12, 2020 12:24 pm

A twitter user had earlier tweeted a collage of two images, saying that the sculptures of Konark Sun Temple had been reportedly disfigured under the pretext of restoration.

Odisha OJEE 2020 application process from today; check syllabus, paper pattern

February 06, 2020 1:34 pm

OJEE 2020: The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) will be conducted from first week of May. The hall ticket will be available online from April 20, 2020

Avian flu detected in Odisha Agriculture and Technology University

January 28, 2020 12:27 pm

All the poultry birds within one km radius of the infected site will be culled and disposed of by deep burial method with application of disinfectants like lime and bleaching powder.

Odisha’s telephone feedback system reaches out to citizens, allays concerns

January 20, 2020 7:13 am

The Mo Sarkar or My Government initiative allows the Chief Minister’s Office to follow up with citizens.

Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Alfred A Knopf, passes away

December 31, 2019 2:13 pm

On Tuesday morning, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted, "I am deeply grieved by the passing away of my brother in law Sonny Mehta. He was one of the world's best editors and an extremely civilized person. May his soul rest in peace."

Former BJP MLA Dilip Ray praises Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, sparks speculation on joining BJD

December 31, 2019 9:29 am

Ray is a business tycoon and hotelier, who has also served in the Centre as Union Minister for coal, steel, parliamentary affairs, animal husbandry and food processing.

Odisha: Rs 1 crore assets in gardener's possession unearthed

December 28, 2019 1:41 pm

Sleuths raided the house of Udhab Behera working as a gardener-cum-horticultural extension worker at the office of the Assistant Director, Horticulture, at Udala sub-division in Mayurbhanj district, a vigilance officer said.


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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