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  • Odisha signs four MoUs for better delivery of healthcare services

    The Odisha government on Tuesday signed four MoUs for better delivery of healthcare services in the state. The Health and Family Welfare Department inked the MoUs with Glocal Healthcare Systems Private Ltd, Kolkata; the Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College, Velore; the Narayan Hrudayalaya and L.V. Prasad Eye[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Govt announces scheme to boost fresh water aquaculture

    The Odisha government on Monday introduced a new scheme ‘Fish Pond Yojana’ to facilitate the creation of additional 2,200 hectares of fresh water aquaculture farming with 50 per cent financial assistance to farmers. “The state plan scheme has been introduced with a budget provision of Rs 96 crore,” said Chief[Read More…]

  • ‘Sweet news’ as Bengal wins GI tag for ‘rosogolla’

    Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic ‘rosogolla’, signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. The announcement by the GI registry has drawn the final curtain over an intense two-and-a-half year battle between the[Read More…]

  • Odisha release Rs 137.52 cr for farmers affected by pest attack

    The Odisha government has notified 1,28,319 hectares of cropped areas in 24 districts as pest-affected and released Rs 137.52 crore agriculture input subsidy for the affected farmers, said an official on Friday. Twenty-four out of 30 districts have reported crop damage due to pest attack while the remaining 6 districts[Read More…]

  • Odisha: CBI arrests former HC Judge, four others in corruption case

    The CBI on Thursday arrested retired Orissa High Court judge, Ishrat Masroor Quddusi, and four others in connection with a corruption case. The arrests were made late Wednesday night, following a detailed search operation at eight locations, including the residence of the retired Judge Quddusi’s residence in Greater Kailash in[Read More…]

  • India Meteorological Department warns thunderstorm in 14 Odisha districts

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that Odisha is likely to witness thunderstorm and lightning in 14 of the 30 districts on Thursday, besides heavy rainfall in southern regions of the state in the next 48 hours. Thunderstorm with lightning likely to occur in the 14 districts, the IMD said in its[Read More…]

  • BJP & BJD should join hands for welfare of people: Baba Ramdev

    Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, on Wednesday suggested that prime minister, Narendra Modi, and Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, should join hands and work together for the welfare of the people of the state. While attending a convention of Patanjali distributors in Bhubaneswar, the yoga guru pitched for an alliance between[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Govt to provide lands to slum dwellers in municipalities, NACs

    The government of Odisha has decided to provide lands to those dwelling in the slums in municipalities and Notified Area Councils (NACs) of the state. A decision in this regard was taken at the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Tuesday. Slum dwellers living in municipal[Read More…]

  • Truck set on fire on suspicion of carrying beef in Odisha

    A mob set a truck on fire in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Sunday, after suspecting that it was carrying beef. The accused are believed to be activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, reported the Hindustan Times. The truck was going from West Bengal to Maharashtra when the[Read More…]

  • Petrol pump in Odisha dispenses water instead of fuel

    In Odisha, a fuel station dispensed water instead of petrol which sparked tension near Secretariat on Saturday. Some customers said after filling up at the pump their vehicles developed technical snag when they showed it at nearby garages it was water they found oozing from inside the fuel tank and[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Man made to move around 13 villages beating gongs after wife voted for opposition candidate

    In a shocking move, a local kangaroo court has sentenced Dushmanta Sahu, a villager of Ragdiapada of Odisha’s Angul district, to move around 13 villages beating gongs due to his wife Mallika Sahu’s ‘wrong voting choice’. In the recent poll for Naib Sarpanch post under Badakera gram panchayat, Mallika voted[Read More…]

  • Puri engulfed in festive spirit of Jagannatha Rath Yatra

    With only three days left for the famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannatha, the preparations for the grand event in Puri are in full swing. The event, which is to take place on June 25th, will be witnessed by lakhs of devotees from all over the world. The chariots for[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Congress spokesperson Sulochana Das resigns; may join BJD

    In a jolt to the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC), Congress spokesperson Sulochana Das resigned from the party. Reportedly, she is likely to join the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Das informed about her resignation through Facebook. “With deep anguish, I have decided to resign from the Congress party. During the[Read More…]

  • “Throw eggs, I will make omelette,” says Babul Supriyo taking a jibe at BJD

    Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Babul Supriyo, taking a sarcastic jibe at BJD leaders for attacking Union Minister Jual Oram, said that he will make an omelette if anyone hurls eggs at him, adding that he is not afraid of any such attack during his visit to Odisha. He[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Eggs hurled at Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram’s vehicle

    In Odisha on Wednesday, the BJD activists allegedly hurled eggs at Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram’s vehicle and waved black flags in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. The incident took place at Aul market while the minister was on his way to participate in ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ programme at Rajkanika.[Read More…]

  • Odisha: KISS appoints a transgender as social development officer

    In an attempt to alter the stereotypes of the society, on Sunday, the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) said that it had appointed a transgender as a social development officer. Sadhana Kinnar, originally known as Sadhana Mishra, hails from Keonjhar town and holds an MA degree in Social Work[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Eight killed, two injured in a road accident

    A truck collided with an auto-rickshaw in Jagatsinghpur district on Saturday. The incident killed eight people while injured two passengers. The crash happened at Chandol when the victims hailing from Machhagaon were returning after attending ceremonial ‘Snana Purnima’ ritual at Nemala. Seven people, including a teenager, died while another succumbed[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Pharmacist suspended for treating patients under trees

    In a recent incident of treating patients under the tree, officials today directed the concerned authorities to place a pharmacist under suspension. Director of health services, Dr Kailash Chandra Dash, directed the Kendrapara CDMO to suspend the pharmacist working at Babar Primary Health Centre in Gogua Panchayat under Mahakalpada block[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Degrading healthcare services, patients treated under trees

    Exposing the degrading quality of health service in Odisha, in Mahakalapada in Kendrapara district patients are getting medical services under a tree. This comes at a time when poor healthcare services are taking a taking toll on patient’s lives in the state-run hospitals of Odisha. The patients have been undergoing[Read More…]

  • CBSE declares class X results of 11 regions, rest to be announced soon

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced its result for class X today on its official website cbse.nic.in. Until now, the results of 11 regions, including, Allahabad, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Trivandrum, Ajmer, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Madras, Guwahati and Patna have been announced. However, the board informed that the results of[Read More…]

  • Northeast India to be hit by Cyclone Mora

    The Meteorological Department on Monday said that the cyclonic storm, Mora, is likely to make a landfall in Bangladesh near Chittagong in the next 24 hours. The deep depression is said to have originated over the east-central Bay of Bengal and has intensified into a cyclonic storm. The states of[Read More…]

  • Odisha CM inaugurates biggest integrated steel plant of the state

    In a proud moment for Odisha, Chef Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the state’s biggest integrated steel plant and made it operational on Saturday. Inaugurating the state of the art six mtpa steel plant of JSPL, Patnaik said that it would provide direct employment to around 30,000 people and indirect jobs[Read More…]

  • No advice needed from Odisha BJP says Pitroda

    On Saturday, Sam Pitroda lashed out at the Odisha BJP unit for demanding his removal as the Technical Advisor to the state government in the wake of WannaCry ransomware attack. BJP’s state unit Vice-President Samir Mohanty had recently alleged Pitroda of his involvement with the National Herald case, demanding that he[Read More…]

  • Odisha: JSPL commissions sinter plant at Angul

    While the government is amplifying its efforts to pursue the mission of exclusively using ‘Made in India’ steel, many steel plants seem to grow their capacity in this view. The Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has commissioned a SinterPlant in Angul, JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal tweeted on Friday. The[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Stray dog feeds on stillborn in govt hospital premises

    In a shocking incident, a stray dog was found feeding on the corpse of an infant inside the premises of sub-divisional hospital of Jeypore in Odisha’s Koraput district. According to reports, two passers-by witnessed the dog eating a stillborn baby body. What is even surprising is, the spectators did not[Read More…]

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