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'World's largest' beach cleanliness drive to be held in Puri on Saturday

'World's largest' beach cleanliness drive to be held in Puri on Saturday

To mark the World Cleanup Day, celebrated on September 21 every year, the world's 'largest' cleanliness drive will be organised at a beach in Odisha's Puri on Saturday.

Sep 21, 2019, 08:59 AM IST
Railways, Odisha govt to ink MoU for redevelopment of Bhubaneswar station

Railways, Odisha govt to ink MoU for redevelopment of Bhubaneswar station

The area adjoining Bhubaneswar Railway Station is proposed for development as Railway Station Multimodal Hub (RSMH) Project under Smart City Mission of Government of India. 

Sep 19, 2019, 17:22 PM IST
426 drunk drivers held in 10 days in Odisha

426 drunk drivers held in 10 days in Odisha

The police launched a special drive to detect the drunken driving on the national and state highways.

Sep 16, 2019, 16:47 PM IST
Truck owner fined Rs 6.53 lakh for violating traffic rules in Odisha

Truck owner fined Rs 6.53 lakh for violating traffic rules in Odisha

Though the incident happened on August 10, much before the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Act, it came into light only on Saturday. It is being said that the fines were reportedly levied

Sep 14, 2019, 15:39 PM IST
Man gets death sentence for raping, murdering nine-year-old girl in Odisha

Man gets death sentence for raping, murdering nine-year-old girl in Odisha

The court awarded death penalty to Kalia Manna alias Laba of Gadaharishpur village under Erasama police limits in Jagatsinghpur.

Sep 11, 2019, 13:41 PM IST
Meet Anupriya Lakra, first tribal woman pilot from Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri

Meet Anupriya Lakra, first tribal woman pilot from Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri

Anupriya Lakra has started working in a private airline as a co-pilot and she is likely to fly abroad shortly. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Anupriya for her achievements and

Sep 10, 2019, 09:26 AM IST
Two encounters took place between police and criminals in Odisha

Two encounters took place between police and criminals in Odisha

An encounter took place on Monday night between the Odisha Police and several criminals in Sambalpur district. At least one of them was injured in the firing with a joint team of Dhanupali Police and

Sep 10, 2019, 08:20 AM IST

Truck driver fined Rs 86,500 under new Motor Vehicles Act

The incident took place on September 3, and the truck was released after the driver Ashok Yadav paid a penalty of Rs 70,000 along with producing some documents.

Sep 09, 2019, 14:02 PM IST
Role reversal: Cops lathi charge people who asked them for documents of PCR van in Bhubaneswar

Role reversal: Cops lathi charge people who asked them for documents of PCR van in Bhubaneswar

It is not clear if the cops did not have the necessary documents or if they chose not to furnish them.

Sep 07, 2019, 15:25 PM IST
Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding

Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour in several districts of the state in the next three days.

Sep 05, 2019, 20:23 PM IST
Bhubaneswar auto driver fined Rs 47,500 for drunk driving, violating various traffic rules

Bhubaneswar auto driver fined Rs 47,500 for drunk driving, violating various traffic rules

A Traffic police near Acharya Vihar on Wednesday levied the penalty on the auto-rickshaw driver and issued him a challan for drunk driving and not carrying documents including his driving licence,

Sep 04, 2019, 16:11 PM IST
Indian pangolin rescued from house in Odisha's Cuttack

Indian pangolin rescued from house in Odisha's Cuttack

The mammal was rescued on Friday from the house in Badamba Range of Athagarh Forest Division in Cuttack. Pangolins are often referred to as the world`s most trafficked mammal.

Aug 31, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Gujarat, Odisha brace for heavy rains; red and orange alert issued by IMD

Gujarat, Odisha brace for heavy rains; red and orange alert issued by IMD

IMD also issued red, orange and yellow warnings for various regions across Gujarat ahead of the heavy rainfall prediction. 

Aug 27, 2019, 13:54 PM IST
Headless train: Coaches of Visakha Express halt after engine breaks free

Headless train: Coaches of Visakha Express halt after engine breaks free

The engine had left behind the coaches due to damaged link rods. The driver of the train did not realise this till after he had travelled quite some distance in the solitary engine.

Aug 20, 2019, 09:51 AM IST
NIT Rourkela professor and wife found dead at residence, cops suspect suicide

NIT Rourkela professor and wife found dead at residence, cops suspect suicide

Soon after receiving the information, police officials rushed to the spot and broke into the house.

Aug 17, 2019, 16:50 PM IST
Hirakud Dam: The world's longest earthen dam is struggling for survival

Hirakud Dam: The world's longest earthen dam is struggling for survival

Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari has alerted the state and central government in a press meet at Bhubaneswar.

Aug 14, 2019, 20:47 PM IST
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha for next 48 hours

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha for next 48 hours

The weather department stated that many districts in Odisha may receive light to moderate rainfall, whereas some interior places may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. 

Aug 12, 2019, 19:27 PM IST
IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha, five districts put on alert

IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha, five districts put on alert

In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed Collectors of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, and Nuapada to closely monitor the situation as it may create a flood-like

Aug 03, 2019, 07:55 AM IST
Heavy rains in several states likely, IMD issues red alert in 8 districts of Odisha

Heavy rains in several states likely, IMD issues red alert in 8 districts of Odisha

Heavy rainfall is expected to lash several states across the country over the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

Jul 30, 2019, 12:29 PM IST
 Sweet victory for Odisha as Rasagola gets GI tag

Sweet victory for Odisha as Rasagola gets GI tag

Years after West Bengal clinched the geographical indication (GI) tag for 'Banglar Rasogolla', it is celebration time for Odisha, which had also staked a claim on the origin of its own version of

Jul 29, 2019, 17:57 PM IST