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Odisha pays tribute to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary

05 Mar 2021

Odisha pays tribute to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary

Odisha on Friday paid rich tribute to legendary leader Biju Patnaik as his five-time Chief Minister son Naveen Patnaik called upon people to keep alive the ideologies of "service and self-esteem" followed by the veteran politician all through his life.

A student of Class 10 stabs classmate in Odisha

04 Mar 2021

A student of Class 10 stabs classmate in Odisha

A class 10 student, on Wednesday, stabbed his classmate in the school premises in the Ganjam district of Odisha, police said.

Man who killed wife with sword is jailed for life

03 Mar 2021

Man who killed wife with sword is jailed for life

Ramesh Kumbhar was sentenced to life in jail for fatally attacking his wife with a sword during a counseling session at a family court in Odisha's Sambalpur district.

Odisha students tested COVID-19 positive due to faulty testing kits

03 Mar 2021

Odisha students tested COVID-19 positive due to faulty testing kits

Twenty-five students of a technology university in Odisha's Sambalpur District were detected COVID-19 positive as the kits used to test them were faulty, a senior state government official said on Tuesday.

Olive Ridley mass nesting likely on Odisha's beach within fortnight

01 Mar 2021

Olive Ridley mass nesting likely on Odisha's beach within fortnight

Despite the erosion of Gahirmatha Beach in Odisha's Kendrapara district, wildlife officials are optimistic about the convergence of lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles on the nesting ground for mass nesting any time within a fortnight.

15-feet whale shark released into the deep sea in Odisha

26 Feb 2021

15-feet whale shark released into the deep sea in Odisha

Local fishermen, villagers, and the forest department, on Thursday, released a 15-feet long whale shark, weighing 1500 kgs, into the Bay of Bengal after it came to the net line, officials said on Friday.

Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

16 Feb 2021

Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

After six elephants died in just 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked the authorities to take immediate measures to stop the fatalities.

Odisha woman turns laborer to pay engineering course fee

11 Feb 2021

Odisha woman turns laborer to pay engineering course fee

No work is small or insignificant, says 22-year-old Lozy Behera, an engineering diploma holder from Odisha, who had enrolled her name as a laborer under the MGNREGA scheme to fund her college fees.

Makar Sankranti: Recipes to try at home this festive season

14 Jan 2021

Makar Sankranti: Recipes to try at home this festive season

Makar Sankranti marks the end of the long winter months and celebrates the onset of spring.

Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

06 Jan 2021

Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

At least four workers at the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha died due to a toxic gas leak, officials said on Wednesday.

Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Fire Park, AgnishamaSeva portal

06 Jan 2021

Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Fire Park, AgnishamaSeva portal

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated a Fire Park and launched a dynamic online portal, AgnishamaSeva of Odisha Fire Service.

Indian Super League 2020-21: Presenting the major stats

03 Jan 2021

Indian Super League 2020-21: Presenting the major stats

The Indian Super League 2020-21 season is approaching its halfway stage mark.

Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84

30 Dec 2020

Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84

Legendary Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar late last night, family sources said on Wednesday. He was 84.

India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

22 Dec 2020

India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday released the Status of Leopards in India 2018 report which states India's leopard population increased from 8,000 to over 12,500 between 2014 and 2018.

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

08 Dec 2020

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

Ahead of Cyclone Nivar's landfall on the eastern coast of the Indian peninsula, operations at the Chennai airport have been suspended from 7 pm Wednesday till 7 am the next day.

Kangana Ranaut slams IPS officer for her statement on firecrackers

19 Nov 2020

Kangana Ranaut slams IPS officer for her statement on firecrackers

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has slammed IPS officer D Roopa Moudgil over her controversial statement on bursting firecrackers.

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

14 Nov 2020

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

10 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

Besides Bihar, the results of by-polls for 58 seats, spread across 11 states, will be declared today as counting began a short while ago. Among the states, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the one garnering the maximum attention with the elections turning into a prestige battle for Congress' turncoat Jyotiraditya Scindia.

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

30 Sep 2020

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry

29 Sep 2020

India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry

India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

IPL 2020: The journey of Rahul Tewatia, who stunned KXIP

28 Sep 2020

IPL 2020: The journey of Rahul Tewatia, who stunned KXIP

Leg-spinner Rahul Tewatia's 53 off 31 deliveries helped Rajasthan Royals register the highest-ever chase in the IPL history.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 58L with nearly 86k new cases

25 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 58L with nearly 86k new cases

India on Thursday reported nearly 86,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now climbed to 58.1 lakh cases. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities were reported on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 92,339.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 57 lakh with 86k+ new cases

24 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 57 lakh with 86k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 86,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now climbed to 57.3 lakh cases. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities were reported on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 91,195.

Coronavirus: India sees lowest spike in September; tally reaches 55.6L

22 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India sees lowest spike in September; tally reaches 55.6L

India on Monday reported over 74,000 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in September.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 54.85 lakh with 87k+ new cases

21 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 54.85 lakh with 87k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 87,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases this past week.

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

20 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

India's COVID-19 tally neared 54 lakh on Saturday as over 92,000 fresh coronavirus infections were registered in the past 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 86,795 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 52 lakh with 96k+ new cases

18 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 52 lakh with 96k+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 96,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 52.12 lakh cases. The death toll climbed to 84,424 after reporting over 1,100 fresh fatalities on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

17 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the biggest single-day spike of nearly 98,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 51.15 lakh. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 83,251.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 50 lakh with 91k+ new cases

16 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 50 lakh with 91k+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 91,000 new coronavirus infections, the sixth time in the past week that daily new cases rose above 90,000.

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000

15 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000

India on Monday reported nearly 82,000 new coronavirus infections after witnessing spikes of over 90,000 daily new cases for five consecutive days. The nationwide tally has climbed to 49.2 lakh cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

13 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

On Saturday, India's COVID-19 tally reached 47.5 lakh with over 94,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The death toll also climbed to 78,635 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

On Thursday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 96,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 45.6 lakh. Over 1,200 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 76,323.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

10 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 95,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 44.6 lakh while over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 75,109.

Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

08 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

India on Monday reported over 75,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases after a slew of record single-day spikes.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 42L, overtakes Brazil

07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 42L, overtakes Brazil

On Sunday, India reported 91,000+ new coronavirus infections. The tally has reached 42,02,533 while the death toll is 71,705.

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.