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Odisha govt forms State Commission for Backward classes

Odisha govt forms State Commission for Backward classes

The Odisha government on Wednesday constituted State Commission for Backward Classes under the chairmanship of former High Court judge Raghunath Biswal.

Feb 12, 2020, 20:30 PM IST
Rs 803.65 cr action plan for more green cover in Odisha

Rs 803.65 cr action plan for more green cover in Odisha

A target has been set to take up plantation in 1,500 hectares, with 1,600 saplings per hectare during 2020-21 and to grow 5,71,48,000 seedlings during the period, said an official.

Feb 12, 2020, 15:58 PM IST
Odisha govt issues advisory for rainfall, thunderstorm

Odisha govt issues advisory for rainfall, thunderstorm

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena, in a letter, asked the district collectors to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate steps to face any eventuality

Feb 07, 2020, 11:57 AM IST
Boat with 25 on board capsizes in Odisha's Khurda

Boat with 25 on board capsizes in Odisha's Khurda

All 25 people were rescued and admitted to a hospital in Balugaon.

Feb 03, 2020, 07:32 AM IST
Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani trains adorned with beautiful art depicting Odisha culture, tickets issued in Odia language

Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani trains adorned with beautiful art depicting Odisha culture, tickets issued in Odia language

The designs on the train depict three themes -- dance forms, archaeological monuments, and flora and fauna of the state.

Dec 26, 2019, 13:20 PM IST
BJD won't support NRC, CAA not to affect Indian citizens, says Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

BJD won't support NRC, CAA not to affect Indian citizens, says Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Neveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal had supported the Citizenship Amendment Act in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Dec 18, 2019, 17:57 PM IST
72-yr-old tribal woman forced to live in toilet for 3 years in Odisha's Mayurbhanj

72-yr-old tribal woman forced to live in toilet for 3 years in Odisha's Mayurbhanj

The woman has been living there with her family, including her grandson and daughter. And while she cooks and sleeps inside the toilet, her family sleeps outside. 

Dec 10, 2019, 07:48 AM IST
Odisha primary teacher suspended for coming to school drunk

Odisha primary teacher suspended for coming to school drunk

Makarand Mahant was dismissed after his video, showing him in a drunk state on duty gone viral on social media. 

Dec 06, 2019, 10:05 AM IST
Odisha lecturer, who alleged rape by distant relative, found dead in hostel room

Odisha lecturer, who alleged rape by distant relative, found dead in hostel room

A 23-year-old woman lecturer, who was allegedly raped in October and had filed a complaint about the same in police station, was found hanging inside a college hostel in Rairangpur, police said.

Dec 02, 2019, 08:28 AM IST
Odisha: Woman born with 20 toes, 12 fingers, branded a witch, forced to stay indoors

Odisha: Woman born with 20 toes, 12 fingers, branded a witch, forced to stay indoors

Kumari says that her neighbours believe her to be a witch but there is nothing she can do to change her appearance as she lacks the money to do so. "I was born with this defect and could not be

Nov 25, 2019, 07:41 AM IST
OTET result 2019 to be declared soon; here's a step-by-step guide to check online

OTET result 2019 to be declared soon; here's a step-by-step guide to check online

The passing criteria for OTET examination is 60%. Candidates who wish to apply for teaching jobs in schools across Odisha need to sit for the OTET exam. 

Nov 21, 2019, 13:57 PM IST
Minor girl offered lift, gang-raped by three in Odisha's Sundargarh forest

Minor girl offered lift, gang-raped by three in Odisha's Sundargarh forest

The girl was allegedly gang-raped at a forest at Tensa under Lahunipada police limits of the district on Saturday night. 

Nov 18, 2019, 08:04 AM IST
Odisha minister gives clarification on govt brochure terming Mahatma Gandhi's death an accident

Odisha minister gives clarification on govt brochure terming Mahatma Gandhi's death an accident

The minister said that the officer responsible for the mistake has been dismissed from service and two others were asked for an explanation. He further added that within a month, a revised booklet

Nov 16, 2019, 18:38 PM IST
Odisha govt booklet describing Mahatma Gandhi`s death as 'accident' sparks row

Odisha govt booklet describing Mahatma Gandhi`s death as 'accident' sparks row

The two-page booklet "Aama Bapuji: Eka Jhalaka" (Our Bapuji: A Glimpse) prepared by state school and mass education department said Mahatma Gandhi died due to accidental reasons on January 30, 1948.

Nov 15, 2019, 16:22 PM IST
Cuttack Bali Yatra extended by a day, to conclude on November 20

Cuttack Bali Yatra extended by a day, to conclude on November 20

The festival `Bali Yatra` which is organised every year in memory of the rich maritime history of the state of Odisha, has been extended by a day, Cuttack district Collector Bhawani Shankar Chayani

Nov 14, 2019, 14:53 PM IST
Cyclone Bulbul: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces relief package for farmers

Cyclone Bulbul: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces relief package for farmers

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a relief package for farmers who were severely affected due to Cyclone Bulbul which wreaked havoc in the coastal state before over to

Nov 11, 2019, 20:45 PM IST
Cyclone Bulbul: NCMC meets to review relief, restoration work in Odisha, WB

Cyclone Bulbul: NCMC meets to review relief, restoration work in Odisha, WB

A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) was on Monday held to review the relief and restoration work in the aftermath of cyclone Bulbul over West Bengal and Odisha.

Nov 11, 2019, 17:34 PM IST
Unknown disease claims lives of 6 infants in Odisha's Malkangiri, tension prevails

Unknown disease claims lives of 6 infants in Odisha's Malkangiri, tension prevails

Reportedly, similar symptoms were seen in seven other infants who are currently being examined. The medical team which reached the village yesterday has collected blood samples and sent them to labs

Nov 10, 2019, 16:55 PM IST
Cyclone Bulbul: West Bengal, Odisha to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours; Naval ships standby for rescue operation

Cyclone Bulbul: West Bengal, Odisha to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours; Naval ships standby for rescue operation

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there will be heavy downpour with high-speed wind 70-80 kmph in the north coastal districts of Odisha. On the other hand, West Bengal government

Nov 09, 2019, 16:47 PM IST
Cyclone Bulbul creates havoc in Odisha coast, triggers heavy rainfall

Cyclone Bulbul creates havoc in Odisha coast, triggers heavy rainfall

With Cyclone Bulbul progressing towards West Bengal coast, it has triggered heavy rainfall coupled with strong wind in the coastal districts on Saturday.

Nov 09, 2019, 12:42 PM IST