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This weekend, Indian Idol 12 contestants will pay tribute to Javed Akhtar by performing on his hit songs.

Candyman

Candyman, which is a sequel to a 1992 film of the same name, is based on the titular ghost who was a 19th-century African-American man, who was beaten, mutilated, and fed to the bees after smearing honey on his body for being involved in an interracial relationship.

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Maniesh Paul will next be seen in Dharma Productions' Jugg Jugg Jeeyo.

Technology

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4, ThinkPad L13 Gen 2, ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2, IdeaPad 5i Chromebook, IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook, Lenovo latest launch,

The new devices from Lenovo include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4, ThinkPad L13 Gen 2, ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2, IdeaPad 5i Chromebook, and IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook.

The 4G model of the Realme Narzo 30 comes with a starting price of Rs 12,999, whereas the 5G model is priced at Rs 15,999 in India.

The rumour mill suggests that Reliance will unveil the country's cheapest first 5G phone, which will be backed by Google. Reliance will likely announce its plans for 5G rollout at its annual AGM event.

Bhubaneswar News

Odisha health workers undertake long treks without connectivity to screen, vaccinate vulnerable tribal groups
Odisha health workers undertake long treks without connectivity to screen, vaccinate vulnerable tribal groups

Thirteen of the 62 tribal groups with a total population of 2.9 lakh in Odisha have been identified vulnerable. So far, 153 members of the PVTGs have tested positive for Covid-19, of which 92 have recovered with no deaths.

Environmentalist and organic farming proponent Radha Mohan dies at 78
Environmentalist and organic farming proponent Radha Mohan dies at 78

Mohan was suffering from bronchial asthma along with other comorbidities and was admitted to the hospital earlier this week after his health deteriorated.

PM reviews situation in Odisha, state seeks long-term solutions
PM reviews situation in Odisha, state seeks long-term solutions

The Odisha government did not put forth any demand for monetary assistance in light of the damages but instead sought assistance for long-term measures to mitigate effects of future cyclones and climatic hazards — an annual phenomenon in the state.

CM Naveen Patnaik sanctions additional Rs 60 lakh for feeding stray dogs, cattle during lockdown
CM Naveen Patnaik sanctions additional Rs 60 lakh for feeding stray dogs, cattle during lockdown

The 48 municipalities have been granted Rs 5,000 each and the NACs will receive Rs 2,000 each.

Activists from Odisha write to CM, seek intervention into spread of COVID among PVTGs
Activists from Odisha write to CM, seek intervention into spread of COVID among PVTGs

In their nine-point list of suggestions to the state government the activists have emphasised that “different quarantine centres exclusively for Adivasi people should be established

Odisha man kills minor, injures brother over land dispute
Odisha man kills minor, injures brother over land dispute

The accused, Jiten Podha (32), was arrested on Thursday and booked under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) based on a complaint filed by Dhanpat Gahir, the brother of the deceased.

Covid reaches the interiors: secluded tribe in Odisha’s Niyamgiri hills affected; survey on
Covid reaches the interiors: secluded tribe in Odisha’s Niyamgiri hills affected; survey on

The administration had initiated a door-to-door survey in villages specifically falling under the Kalyansinghpur block following reports of tribe members showing members.

Orissa High Court quashes Odisha government order on merger of schools
Orissa High Court quashes Odisha government order on merger of schools

The School and Mass Education Department’s notification, dated March 11, 2020, directed district administrations to facilitate the merger of nearly 8,000 schools across 15 districts of the state. The merger was delayed due to the pandemic.

State flags Remdesivir shortage: Dip in Covid infections, tests in Odisha
State flags Remdesivir shortage: Dip in Covid infections, tests in Odisha

On Tuesday, the state reported 10 deaths and 6,073 new cases — down from 6,599 on Monday and 6,647 cases on Sunday. In the districts neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the positivity rate remained higher than the state’s average.

Ajit Mangaraj, Cong nominee for Pipili Assembly bypoll in Odisha, succumbs to Covid-19
Ajit Mangaraj, Cong nominee for Pipili Assembly bypoll in Odisha, succumbs to Covid-19

Sources at the hospital said Mangaraj developed complications on Wednesday morning and his condition deteriorated further. He was on ventilator support since Wednesday morning.

5 held in Odisha’s Ganjam for killing man over ‘sorcery’
5 held in Odisha’s Ganjam for killing man over ‘sorcery’

“We detained the accused for questioning as the victim was last seen with them. They confessed to have murdered him and dumping his body,” Aska Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Suryamani Pradhan said.

Odisha requests Centre for more vaccines as Covid-19 cases rise
Odisha requests Centre for more vaccines as Covid-19 cases rise

Odisha has so far administered more than 35.67 lakh doses of vaccine. Following the shortage, the state also closed down nearly 400 vaccination centres Wednesday.

Odisha RTI activist suffers critical injuries in bomb attack
Odisha RTI activist suffers critical injuries in bomb attack

Behura has uncovered several irregularities in government schemes from the district.

Business school sealed in Bhubaneswar after 45 students test positive
Business school sealed in Bhubaneswar after 45 students test positive

Following this, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is expected to review the statewide coronavirus situation on Tuesday.

Now, dial 112 for all emergency services in Odisha
Now, dial 112 for all emergency services in Odisha

The state government has allocated Rs 157.12 crore and 2,500 posts for the project, an official release said.

Amidst OBC survey announcement, demand for reservation gains momentum
Amidst OBC survey announcement, demand for reservation gains momentum

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said despite writing to the CM of Odisha twice seeking reservations for OBCs in government jobs and educational institutions and for SEBCs in educational institutions in Odisha, his request has remained unanswered till date.

Oppn walkout in Odisha House over boundary dispute with AP
Oppn walkout in Odisha House over boundary dispute with AP

Opposition legislators interrupted the Governor’s address to the Assembly and created ruckus, prompting adjournment of the session until Friday.

Orissa HC dismisses vigilance probe against jailed legislator
Orissa HC dismisses vigilance probe against jailed legislator

The legislator was arrested by the Crime Branch on December 3 last year in a case of cheating involving Akash Pathak, son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Pathak.

Patnaik inaugurates projects worth Rs 2,000 cr in Kalahandi, says district no longer the ‘land of hunger’
Patnaik inaugurates projects worth Rs 2,000 cr in Kalahandi, says district no longer the ‘land of hunger’

Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly and BJP’s Bhawanipatna MLA Pradipta Naik skipped the event, calling it an opulent expenditure.

Odisha: Former BJD MLA joins BJP
Odisha: Former BJD MLA joins BJP

Former Balasore MLA Jiban Pradip Dash a three-time MLA, was suspended in November last year by Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik following the by-elections for the Balasore Sadar seat.

Patnaik receives letter claiming threat to life, probe ordered
Patnaik receives letter claiming threat to life, probe ordered

The letter, written in English, said contract killers armed with sophisticated firearms could attack the chief minister anytime. The letter also said that the mastermind of the conspiracy lives in Nagpur.

Odisha: Forest officer, son held for graft
Odisha: Forest officer, son held for graft

Abhay Kant Pathak, a 1987-batch officer, served as Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Plan, Programme and Afforestation in the Odisha Forest Department. Pathak and his son Akash were detained by Vigilance on Thursday. 

Bihar voted for vikas over gunda raj, says Nadda
Bihar voted for vikas over gunda raj, says Nadda

“There were a lot of issues like the migrant crisis… Covid management. But with the results, the common people have shown their trust in the PM and his work,” Nadda said. 

Dilip Ray: A hotelier-politician’s rise – and fall
Dilip Ray: A hotelier-politician’s rise – and fall

Known as a “low-profile but highly resourceful man” in his inner circles, Dilip Ray’s rise in Odisha’s political scene had been steep and fast, backed to a certain extent by the late Biju Patnaik. His transition from hospitality to politics was smooth, largely because of his family links.

Tribal killed in suspected Maoist attack in Odisha
Tribal killed in suspected Maoist attack in Odisha

According to the police, a group of around 20 armed ultras attacked residents of Khajuriguda village, under Jodamba police station limits in Swabhiman Anchal, and picked up the three victims suspecting them to be police informers.

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