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Wednesday, December 11, 2019



Explained: Who were the Paikas of Odisha, and what will the Paika Memorial celebrate?

December 09, 2019 6:53 am

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the Paika Memorial which will come up in a 10-acre plot at the bottom of Barunei Hill in Odisha's Khurda district.

Odisha reduces Kalia assistance to Rs 4,000 from Rs 10,000

December 07, 2019 10:12 pm

The decision to reduce the Kalia assistance was taken after the Odisha government merged the Kalia scheme with the Centres Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), launched in February 2019, they said.

Odisha: BJP rakes up four-year-old corruption allegation against BJD strongman Pradeep Maharathy

November 26, 2019 7:13 am

In January, Maharathy resigned from as Agriculture and Panchayati Raj Minister in the wake of pressure from Opposition parties over his remarks in connection with the acquittal of two persons accused of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Pipli in 2011.

Mo Bus: How a city bus project is reducing congestion, pollution

November 25, 2019 7:07 am

The bus service, which in 2018 evolved from the Bhubaneswar Puri Transport Services Ltd, is executing Odisha government’s long-term aim to reduce congestion by registered vehicles in Bhubaneswar.

Odisha's Ganjam district to introduce 'water bells' in schools

November 24, 2019 5:51 pm

Odisha will introduce 'water bells' in schools to ensure that children drink adequate quantity of water, a senior official said.

'Want to thank him': Congress MLA blows flying kiss to Speaker in Odisha Assembly

November 20, 2019 9:25 am

The Congress MLA clarified that he did not mean to insult the Speaker and that the gesture was a mark of gratitude towards him.

Cyclone Bulbul, Weather forecast HIGHLIGHTS: CM Mamata Banerjee sets up task force to review relief ops

November 12, 2019 9:44 am

Cyclone Bulbul, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The storm left a trail of destruction in south Bengal districts after making landfall in Sagar Island on Saturday night, killing at least 14 people. North 24 Parganas was the worst-hit district with reports of five deaths in the district.

Cyclone Bulbul HIGHLIGHTS: Storm intensifies; rain pounds parts of Bengal, Odisha

November 11, 2019 7:56 am

Cyclone Bulbul, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the storm is very likely to intensify further till earning morning of November 9.

Cyclone Bulbul: Alert sounded in West Bengal, Odisha as storm approaches

November 08, 2019 10:07 am

Cyclone Bulbul: On Thursday, Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ was located around 930 km south-southeast of Kolkata, according to the Met Department. An alert is sounded in West Bengal and Odisha.

Explained: Why Odisha will now sell onions at 'fair' prices

November 08, 2019 7:14 am

Why are onion prices going up and why did the Odisha government have to step in?


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

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Nabrangpur District Zero: Independence Day Special

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