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08 Sep 2019

Hindustan Times

Truck driver fined Rs. 86,500 under new Motor Vehicle Act

In a bizarre piece of news, a truck driver in the Sambalpur district of Odisha was fined a whopping Rs. 86,500 for traffic violations.

28 Aug 2019


This samosa-seller has cracked CA exam, after 5 failed attempts

A 27-year-old Odisha man, who supported his family by running a fried-food cart, has cleared the CA Final 2019 examination, one of the most difficult professional tests.

10 Jun 2019


Once a teaseller, Odisha man helps underprivileged students crack NEET

Results of the coveted National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 came out last week and almost 8 lakh candidates cleared the medical entrance exam.

04 Jun 2019


Odisha: Man raped minor in front of mother, gets arrested

A man who fled from Odisha after raping a minor and killing her mother has been arrested, state police said on Monday.

31 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Meet Pratap Sarangi: The minister who lives in a hut

On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Cabinet of ministers took oath at the bedecked Rashtrapati Bhavan.

29 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Naveen Patnaik takes oath as Odisha CM for fifth time

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) head Naveen Patnaik took oath as Chief Minister of Odisha on Wednesday. This is the fifth time the 72-year-old was sworn-in as the CM of the coastal state.

26 May 2019

Lok Sabha

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

Today in wholesome news, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha is set to step into the Parliament, making history by becoming the youngest Lok Sabha member.

24 May 2019


"Traffic jam" on Mt Everest leads to 2 deaths

As mountaineers neared the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, to enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Himalayan range, they were welcomed by a traffic jam-like situation.

11 May 2019


Cyclone Fani: Living without electricity, residents protest on streets

On May 3, Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha and left a trail of destruction. As the coastal state is struggling to pick up its pieces, residents are losing cool, and naturally so.

06 May 2019

West Bengal

PM Modi slams Mamata's 'arrogance' during cyclone, she hits back

Replying to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims that she didn't answer his calls after Cyclone Fani, West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday said she is not interested in sharing the stage with "Expiry PM".

05 May 2019


Cyclone Fani: 16 dead, Puri struggles to return on feet

Cyclone Fani, the rare storm which hit Odisha on Friday wreaked havoc in Puri, the home of Lord Jagannath, with residents struggling in the absence of drinking water and food. The death toll due to Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached 16.

04 May 2019


#CycloneFani strikes West Bengal: Heavy rain batters Kolkata; trees uprooted

One of the biggest cyclones to hit India in 20 years, Cyclone Fani entered West Bengal on Saturday morning a day after making landfall in Odisha, where eight people lost their lives.

03 May 2019


#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Puri district of Odisha this morning.

03 May 2019

Mamata Banerjee

Cyclone Fani batters Odisha, 3 dead, villages submerged: Details here

The most severe cyclonic storm since 1999's Super Cyclone, Cyclone Fani, made landfall in Odisha on Friday killing three people.

03 May 2019


Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

The severe cyclonic storm Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha's Puri, the land of the famous Jagannath Temple, on Friday. Around 10,000 villages and more than 50 towns lie in its path.

02 May 2019

Indian Railways

Cyclone Fani 450 km from Odisha, 8 lakh people evacuated

Cyclone Fani, which turned into "extreme severe cyclonic storm", is expected to hit Odisha's coastal areas by Friday. According to a recent tweet of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Fani is about 450 km away from the state.

01 May 2019

West Bengal

Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

Cyclone Fani has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is inching towards the coast of Odisha, prompting MeT Department to issue a orange warning.

27 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Was doing duty: IAS-officer, who checked Modi's chopper, speaks up

Mohammed Mohsin, the IAS officer who is facing action for allegedly checking PM Narendra Modi's chopper on April 16, said on Friday that he didn't violate any rules and was only following the guidelines of Election Commission.

19 Apr 2019


Odisha: Wild jumbo tramples 5 to death in one night

Five people, including a woman and two girls, were killed when a wild elephant strayed into human habitation in different villages of Angul district, officials said today.

18 Apr 2019


Odisha: IAS officer checks PM Narendra Modi's chopper, gets suspended

The Election Commission yesterday suspended an officer posted as a general observer in Odisha for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Sambalpur in violation of norms.

12 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

#LokSabhaElections: Voters turn out in large numbers in phase 1

Amid reports of non-functional EVMs, missing names on voters' list, and violence, the first phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections concluded on Thursday. Citizens voted to elect representatives for 91 LS seats.

08 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis

Voters in four Lok Sabha constituencies, namely Koraput, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, and Berhampur, of Odisha will cast their votes on April 11. Barring Berhampur, the other three constituencies are infamous for poverty.

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

25 Mar 2019

Government Schools

One dies, five fall ill after eating hostel-food in Odisha

A minor girl student died and five others fell ill after consuming a meal in the hostel of a government-run school in Odisha's Gajapati district, officials said yesterday.

23 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP releases second list of candidates, Sambit Patra gets Puri

The Bharatiya Janata Party released its second list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections late on Friday night.

13 Mar 2019


Odisha: All-women booth for each Assembly constituency in Ganjam district

Odisha's Ganjam district will have at least one booth in each Assembly constituency that will be managed only by women during the ensuing elections, officials said today.

04 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP

Baijayant Jay Panda, who quit Biju Janata Dal (BJD) last year, joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.

02 Mar 2019


Odisha teenager builds 'cheapest' mobile cover that absorbs harmful radiations

In a remarkable innovation, a 17-year-old boy from Odisha has developed a mobile flip cover, using biodegradable products like cow dung and bael leaf. It is cheap and also protects users from harmful radiation.

25 Feb 2019


Odisha: Maoist carrying Rs. 5L reward on his head surrenders

A Maoist, carrying Rs. 5 lakh reward on his head and involved in many crimes, has surrendered before the police at Koraput, a senior police officer said today.

24 Feb 2019


Odisha: Boat ambulance service launched for patients from remote areas

The Odisha government has launched a boat ambulance service at a cost of Rs. 5.40 crore to ferry patients to hospitals in remote areas.

12 Feb 2019

IIT Madras

Laborer's son to NASA scientist: Incredible story of Odisha boy

Hard work and determination never ditch you, and stories on a similar theme rarely fail to inspire us.

08 Feb 2019


India successfully tests Helicopter-launched anti-tank missile 'Helina' from Odisha

India test-fired its helicopter-launched version of one of the most-advanced anti-tank weapons from the Odisha coast today.

28 Jan 2019


Former Odisha minister, tribal leader Chaitanya Prasad Majhi passes away

Veteran tribal leader and former Odisha minister Chaitanya Prasad Majhi died at a hospital in Bhubaneshwar today morning following brief illness.

26 Jan 2019

Republic Day

Welfare of poor, everyone's empowerment has become Odisha's identity: CM

Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha amid tight security today, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asserting that development, welfare of the poor and empowerment of all sections has become the state's identity.

26 Jan 2019

Padma Shri

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

17 Jan 2019


25% Class-4 students in rural India can't read Class-2 books

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 has shed light on the sorry state of education in rural India, again. It is alarming, to say the least.

12 Jan 2019


40-feet long endangered giant whale washes ashore in Odisha, dead

A 40-feet-long endangered whale was washed ashore in an estuary close to Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha's Kendrapara district, Forest department officials said today.

11 Jan 2019

Crime Against Women

Odisha man burns wife to death, gets life imprisonment

A Balasore court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife four years ago in Nilagiri area of the district.

10 Jan 2019

Fire Brigade

Fire breaks out at bank in Odisha, destroys cash-counter, computers

A fire broke out at a nationalized bank at Pailipada in Ganjam district, Odisha, today.

10 Jan 2019


Odisha: Man tied to electric pole, thrashed on theft suspicion

In a barbaric incident, a man was brutally thrashed in the district of Mayurbhanj in Odisha on suspicion of theft.

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