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Odisha journalist allegedly chained to hospital bed by cops for exposing corruption; probe ordered

Odisha journalist allegedly chained to hospital bed by cops for exposing corruption; probe ordered

Odisha journalists have strongly condemned the incident and the state's DGP has ordered an inquiry into this matter.

Apr 08, 2022, 16:31 PM IST
Meet Gulmaki Dalwazi Habib, Odisha's first Muslim woman chairperson in civic body

Meet Gulmaki Dalwazi Habib, Odisha's first Muslim woman chairperson in civic body

Independent candidate Gulmaki was elected as the chairperson defeating Sasmita Mishra of the BJD by 3,256 votes.

Mar 29, 2022, 16:26 PM IST
Naveen Patnaik’s BJD scripts landslide victory in Odisha municipal polls

Naveen Patnaik’s BJD scripts landslide victory in Odisha municipal polls

BJD registered a landslide victory by winning 76 out of 108 urban local bodies in Odisha. 

Mar 26, 2022, 23:22 PM IST
Municipal polls in Odisha: BJD leads in 76 civic bodies, counting of votes underway

Municipal polls in Odisha: BJD leads in 76 civic bodies, counting of votes underway

Nearly 65 per cent of the total 40.55 lakh voters had on March 24 exercised their franchise in the elections to civic bodies.

Mar 26, 2022, 14:21 PM IST
Man beheads eight-year-old girl, roams village with severed head in Odisha; arrested later

Man beheads eight-year-old girl, roams village with severed head in Odisha; arrested later

Preliminary investigation revealed that the 30-year-old man was an alcoholic, but did not have any animosity with the family of the deceased.

Mar 26, 2022, 07:22 AM IST
Municipal polls in Odisha: 40.55 lakh voters to decide fate of over 6,000 candidates at 109 urban local bodies

Municipal polls in Odisha: 40.55 lakh voters to decide fate of over 6,000 candidates at 109 urban local bodies

A total of 22,000 polling officials are engaged in the voting process, while 205 platoons (1 platoon comprises 30 personnel) of police force have been deployed to maintain tight security.

Mar 24, 2022, 10:43 AM IST
Odisha: 6 boys drown in Kharasrota River in Jajpur, 3 bodies recovered

Odisha: 6 boys drown in Kharasrota River in Jajpur, 3 bodies recovered

According to locals, the boys went to the river for taking a bath after playing Holi on Saturday.

Mar 20, 2022, 08:20 AM IST
In a first, Naveen Patnaik's BJD forms zilla parishads in all 30 districts of Odisha

In a first, Naveen Patnaik's BJD forms zilla parishads in all 30 districts of Odisha

"For the first time in the history of Odisha, and probably across the country, a single party has formed zilla parishads in all the districts of the state," BJD vice-president Debi Prasad Mishra said

Mar 13, 2022, 23:30 PM IST
Mission Indradhanush: Odisha tops in full immunization with over 90% coverage

Mission Indradhanush: Odisha tops in full immunization with over 90% coverage

Full immunization includes preventive doses against 12 different kinds of diseases including polio, tuberculosis, jaundice, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, Hib brain fever, pneumonia, measles,

Mar 09, 2022, 07:00 AM IST
Odisha rural polls: Naveen Patnaik-led BJD wins 743 of 829 ZP seats; BJP, Congress bite dust

Odisha rural polls: Naveen Patnaik-led BJD wins 743 of 829 ZP seats; BJP, Congress bite dust

The ruling Biju Janata Dal continued its winning streak and secured 87.20 per cent of the Zilla Parishad zones.

Mar 01, 2022, 14:00 PM IST
Odisha reopens schools for classes 1-7 from today as Covid-19 caseload decline

Odisha reopens schools for classes 1-7 from today as Covid-19 caseload decline

Schools have reopened in Odisha for students from classes 1 to 7 from today.   

Feb 28, 2022, 13:25 PM IST
Odisha schools for classes 1-7 to reopen from February 28 amid Covid-19 decline

Odisha schools for classes 1-7 to reopen from February 28 amid Covid-19 decline

The Odisha government has drawn guidelines, including a week-long rapport building exercise for students of classes 1 to 7 as schools reopen on Monday.  

Feb 27, 2022, 18:50 PM IST
Educational institutions in Odisha resume physical classes as Covid-19 cases drop

Educational institutions in Odisha resume physical classes as Covid-19 cases drop

All classes for students of Class 7 and above, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, professional institutions and universities started functioning adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines. Hostels in colleges

Feb 07, 2022, 14:36 PM IST
Odisha government to reopen schools, colleges from February 7 as Covid-19 cases decline

Odisha government to reopen schools, colleges from February 7 as Covid-19 cases decline

"After reviewing the current Covid-19 situation and loss of learning faced by students, the State government has decided to re-open schools and colleges," said Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Chief

Feb 04, 2022, 07:51 AM IST
Odisha schools, colleges to reopen from February 7 amid Covid-19 cases decline

Odisha schools, colleges to reopen from February 7 amid Covid-19 cases decline

Students in Odisha will have the option to attend the classes offline, online or in a hybrid mode. 

Feb 03, 2022, 22:07 PM IST
Odisha relaxes night curfew by an hour, allows Saraswati Puja in schools

Odisha relaxes night curfew by an hour, allows Saraswati Puja in schools

Saraswati Puja will be allowed in temples without the participation of devotees, and in schools with a limited number of students, complying with COVID-19 protocols, it said.

Jan 31, 2022, 20:54 PM IST
Mahatma Gandhi's Statue vandalised in Odisha's Kendrapara, case registered

Mahatma Gandhi's Statue vandalised in Odisha's Kendrapara, case registered

The concrete life-size statue at the government-run Pakhyota Upper Primary School was found uprooted from the pedestal, official said. 

Jan 30, 2022, 10:50 AM IST
Bulli Bai app case: My brother was into custody after questioning, alleges Nikesh Singh in Jharsuguda

Bulli Bai app case: My brother was into custody after questioning, alleges Nikesh Singh in Jharsuguda

Bulli Bai app was put up in Github open platform which auctioned Muslim women by putting up their images.

Jan 21, 2022, 08:07 AM IST
Bulli Bai app case: Mumbai police arrest accused Neeraj Singh from Odisha

Bulli Bai app case: Mumbai police arrest accused Neeraj Singh from Odisha

Neeraj Singh was involved in the planning of the Bulli Bai app with the main accused, the police said. 

Jan 20, 2022, 17:01 PM IST
Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi passes away, PM Narendra Modi expresses grief

Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi passes away, PM Narendra Modi expresses grief

"Shanti Devi Ji will be remembered as a voice of the poor and underprivileged. She worked selflessly to remove suffering and create a healthier as well as just society. Pained by her demise. My

Jan 17, 2022, 11:35 AM IST