Odisha News


Odisha to see muted Independence Day celebrations amid COVID-19 outbreak

Live telecast of the event will be done through a common feed to reach out to people who are not able to attend or participate.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Orissa HC raises concern over GST fraud through fake firms

The concern was expressed while dismissing the bail petition of a person accused of committing GST fraud by way of fake and fraudulent transactions.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Active COVID-19 cases cross 10,000-mark in Odisha

Although Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Haryana have recorded more confirmed cases than Odisha, the State is way above the three as far as active infections are concerned.

published : 30 Jul 2020

16,000 prisoners released across Odisha amid COVID-19 scare

 In order to decongest jails in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, 16,789 prisoners including 150 convicts have been released by court orders between March 20 and July 28 in the State.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Odisha: Woman sells gold earrings to buy smart phone for daughter for attending virtual classes

Rita Bhoi of Balisahi at Salepur sold the earrings for Rs 8000 and bought the mobile phone worth Rs 7,500 for her daughter Archita who studies in Class VIII at Rodhapur Government Upper Primary School

published : 30 Jul 2020

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan seeks passenger service on Haridaspur-Paradip railway line

Pradhan said the 82-km rail link between Paradip and Haridaspur passing through Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Jajpur districts is the widely anticipated railway line in the State since 1996.

published : 30 Jul 2020

East Coast Railway installs bio-toilets in 3,247 coaches

The new system ensures proper cross-ventilation of fresh air in the toilets. It will overcome the issue of foul smell from the bio-toilets.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Not afraid of police case for manhandling cops: Odisha BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra

The Sambalpur legislator said that the administration is demarcating containment zones without making adequate arrangements for locals.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Death in COVID-19 quarantine centre of Odisha's Balasore district fuels tension

Agitators locked block development officer Satyajeet Rout and in-charge of Bhograi community health centre Dr Kamalakanta Jena in the TMC for nine hours demanding action.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Farmer's daughter from Odisha's Bargarh district secures 92 per cent in HSC exam

Kamala Rohidas, who has secured 20th rank in the district, is the only daughter and youngest of the three children of Gulapa and his wife Bhagbati.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Odisha: Karanjia NAC executive officer in Mayurbhanj lands in trouble over obscene video

Locals alleged that owing to the immoral act of the officer, women are wary of visiting the NAC office for official work.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Residents of Odisha's Paradip seek shifting of L&T isolation centre

Residents alleged that the company has been violating COVID-19 guidelines yet no action has been taken against the workers.

published : 30 Jul 2020

Over 78 per cent students clear Odisha State board Class X exams, girls outshine boys

Girls with a pass percentage of 81.89 per cent outperformed boys whose overall pass rate remained 77.8 per cent.

published : 29 Jul 2020

Girls outshine boys in Odisha Class 10 matriculation examination

School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash said 4,21,256 out of the 5,34,843 students passed the examination.

published : 29 Jul 2020

'COVID-19 too will be eradicated': At 102, freedom fighter Biswanath Das says be active to stay fit

The freedom fighter feels coronavirus, like smallpox, too will be eradicated as soon as a vaccine is invented. However, till then, people must adhere to safety measures.

published : 29 Jul 2020