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Odisha bans single-use plastic in all urban areas from Oct 2

Earlier on Gandhi Jayanti in 2018, the state had imposed a ban on plastic usage in six major cities -Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Puri.

Explained: 200 years on, why Odisha's Paika Rebellion continues to inspire and agitate

The Paika Rebellion is one among the peasant rebellions that took place in India when the British East India Company was expanding its military enterprise.


184 classrooms digitised in Odisha

The smart classrooms will be equipped with computers, specialised software for learning, audience response technology, assistive listening devices, networking and audio-visual capabilities, the officials said

One in 25 lakh: Two years after successful surgery, Odisha conjoined twins leave AIIMS

The Indian Express tracks the medical marvel, whose next chapter has moved to a Cuttack hospital.

Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in most of Odisha

Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan are expected to get extremely heavy dowpour whereas Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh is likely to get heavy to very heavy falls in the next 24 hours.

Weather Forecast Highlights: 8 killed in lightning strike in Jharkhand; light rainfall in Himachal

Weather forecast Highlights: Eight people were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Thursday. Apart from this, parts Himachal Pradesh received light rainfall while MeT predicted heavy rains in 22 of Odisha's 30 districts till Saturday due to a cyclonic circulation.


Odisha: Waste management, Rs 10 per home in Ganjam district

The GPs included in the initial phase are Chamakhandi in Chhatrapur block, Malada in Ganjam, Nandika in Hinjili, Langaleswar, Pathara, Kanheipur, Keshpur, Srikrushnasaranpur, Kairasi and Bikrampur in Khallikote block.

In Odisha, programme helps rural women turn entrepreneurs

The women, part of a Self Help Group (SHG) from Arakhapalli village in Khordha district, are elated that they have made Rs 1.7 lakh in profit this year after selling the harvest from a pisciculture project set up last year under the Odisha government’s Mission Shakti.

Autorickshaw driver in Odisha fined Rs 47,500

The official said the penalty was imposed according to the provisions of the new traffic rules which came into force on September 1, this year.

Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: More rains in Odisha, flood threat looms over Punjab's Ferozepur

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Punjab government officials said that the Ferozepur district administration is on high alert. Precautionary deployment of the NDRF and the Army teams has been made in view of the flood threat.

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Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

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

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 orissaresults.nic.in & bseodisha.nic.in

www.bseodisha.nic.in now has the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha results of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations.

Today in pics: February 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Independence Day Special

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE: http://indianexpress.com/topic/district-zero/

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE: http://indianexpress.com/topic/district-zero/