Odisha News


Congress targets BJD, BJP over royalty revision

He also criticised the State government for not maintaining transparency in the utilisation of district mineral funds (DMFs). 

published : 18 Jun 2021

Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari asks banks to improve CD ratio

Commercial banks operating in the State have failed to improve their performance to achieve the RBI norm of 60 per cent (pc) credit-deposit (CD) ratio.

published : 18 Jun 2021

HC refuses bail to Akash Pathak in the interest of State

Justice Sahoo took into account the manner in which gullible job aspirants were allegedly duped for personal gain regardless of the consequence to the community.

published : 18 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Odisha's test result backlog at 2.39 lakh

The nodal officers will be in constant touch with laboratories to avoid such situations and see that all tests done in the districts are uploaded to the ICMR portal, the order stated.

published : 18 Jun 2021

CHSE to consider performance of Class X for Plus II results

Performance of students in Class X board examinations is likely to be an important parameter for evaluation of Plus II papers in the State.

published : 18 Jun 2021

Nayagarh minor girl was raped and murdered: SP

A day after the six-year-old girl’s body was recovered from Dhundugadia village in Nayagarh district, SP Siddharth Kataria said she was raped and murdered.

published : 18 Jun 2021

CM announces Rs 1,690 cr Covid package for poor

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a Special Covid assistance package of Rs 1,690.46 crore for socially and economically backward people of the State.

published : 18 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Odisha govt to vaccinate HIV people on priority

Districts will complete their CoWin registration, mobilise them to vax centres

published : 18 Jun 2021

Odisha's U-18 chess player caught cheating, national title taken away

A player from Odisha has been caught for allegedly using unfair means during the National U-18 Open Online Rapid Chess Championship.

published : 17 Jun 2021

Three held with 11 illegal firearms, 51 live ammunition in Cuttack

Commissionerate police on Wednesday arrested three persons from Sankarpur locality in the city and seized 11 illegal firearms and 51 rounds of live ammunition from them. 

published : 17 Jun 2021

Odisha to roll out Mission Jeevika-II soon

“The convergence of Mission Jeevika with the APC project aims at creating vibrant farming clusters among the marginal farmer communities who are now reaping rich dividends.

published : 17 Jun 2021

NGT seeks assessment report for rail project within three months

NIT mining department’s Prof (Dr) HB Sahu had informed in a letter that during preparation of the report, it was noticed that some of the excavation sites are near river beds or streams.

published : 17 Jun 2021

Drones, incentives for fishermen to protect gharials in Tikarpada

In addition, it has announced a cash incentive of Rs 1,000 for fishermen who catch the gharials or hatchling alive in their nets during fishing.

published : 17 Jun 2021

BMC installs trash racks to prevent waterlogging

To prevent urban flooding during monsoon, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has put trash racks at the major drainage channels in the city. 

published : 17 Jun 2021

Rourkela among 50 Champion Cities

As a Challenge finalist, Rourkela has advanced to the four-month championship phase of the competition, to be held from June to October, during which 15 winners will be chosen.

published : 17 Jun 2021