COVID-19: Odisha mandates RT-PCR test for people coming back from Kumbh Mela

The state government has advised all collectors and Municipal Commissioners to contact all these persons and find out the location, travel plan and advise them to undergo RT-PCR test before boarding train or flight to Odisha.

Apr 18, 2021, 08:56 AM IST

COVID-19 surge: Odisha suspends Class 10 and 12 board examinations

"CM Naveen Patnaik orders suspension of all 10th and 12th board exams in the state in view of COVID situation," state CMO said. 

Apr 15, 2021, 17:16 PM IST

24-year old woman allegedly stripped naked, beaten up by in-laws over dowry

The incident took place in Odisha's Kendrapara district and has been reportedly caught on camera.

Apr 05, 2021, 08:38 AM IST

Odisha to impose night curfew in 10 districts from April 5

With the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Odisha government on Saturday announced that night curfew would be imposed in 10 districts with effect from April 5, an official order said.

Apr 03, 2021, 23:31 PM IST

Odisha Cabinet approves State Level Sports Development Project worth over Rs 356 crore

The project with an estimated outlay of Rs 356.38 crores is meant for the development of infrastructure at Kalinga Stadium and the construction of a new hockey stadium at Rourkela to conduct FIH Men’s World Cup Hockey 2023. 

Mar 24, 2021, 10:26 AM IST

BJP MLA Subhas Panigrahi should apologise for attempting suicide in Assembly: Odisha Speaker

Odisha assembly Speaker SN Patro said on Sunday that BJP MLA Subhas Panigrahi should apologise for violating rules by attempting to die by suicide in the House over paddy procurement.

Mar 14, 2021, 22:50 PM IST

Expert panel sent to help Odisha govt manage Similipal forest fire: Environment minister

In the wake of a forest fire raging in Odisha's Simlipal National Park for over a week, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said a committee of experts is being sent to help the state government manage such incidents in the region.

Mar 10, 2021, 18:12 PM IST

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik takes first shot of COVID-19 vaccination, urges people to come forward

"Happy to share that I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine today. Grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people. Appeal to all eligible people to come forward and get vaccinated for a Covid Free Odisha" tweeted Chief Minister Patnaik.

Mar 01, 2021, 14:55 PM IST

Rarest of rare: Baranga gang-rape accused nabbed after 21 years

Bibekananda Biswal alias Biban, the main accused in the case, was held from Aamby Valley in Lonavala in Maharashtra after nearly 21 years. He was working there as a plumber under the fake identity of Jalandhar Swain. Padia was the first to be arrested in the case after the survivor identified him on January 15, 1999.

Feb 23, 2021, 14:05 PM IST

Happy Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri: Sudarsan Pattnaik's vibrant sand art at Puri beach - See pic

Surya Dev or Sun God is worshipped on this day and prayers are offered to him for blessings and prosperity. 

Jan 14, 2021, 11:42 AM IST

Odisha boy appeals transport dept to change bus timings for school, gets this response

A school boy in Odisha requests for a change in bus timing on his route to school as he was getting late almost everyday, the transport department's answer wins the internet.


Jan 09, 2021, 18:51 PM IST

Nearly months since lockdown, schools reopen in Odisha for students of classes 10, 12

After a gap of about nine months, schools across Odisha re-opened their classrooms on Friday to students who would shortly be appearing for their board examination, amid strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

Jan 08, 2021, 16:40 PM IST

Four workers die due to gas leak in Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha

"According to a preliminary report, the four workers died due to emission of carbon monoxide gas from the unit," the officials said.

Jan 06, 2021, 16:24 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi's big gift to Odisha, lays foundation of new Sambalpur IIM Campus

PM Modi also said innovation, integrity and inclusion had emerged as key mantras in the field of management.

Jan 02, 2021, 12:25 PM IST

Odisha becomes 7th state to complete ease of doing business reforms

So far, 10 states have implemented the One Nation One Ration Card System, 7 states have done ease of doing business reforms, and 2 states have done local body reforms. 

Dec 30, 2020, 22:11 PM IST

Cold wave in Odisha continues, Phulbani town records 5.3 degrees Celsius

Odisha continued to remain under the grip of a cold wave with Phulbani in Kandhamal district recording the lowest temperature on Sunday at 5.3 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

Dec 28, 2020, 00:22 AM IST

Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha reopens from today, public 'darshan' from Jan 3

The Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha reopened on Wednesday after it was closed down in March in wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Dec 23, 2020, 14:07 PM IST

Successful Test of Quick Reaction Missile in Balasore

India successfully test-fired the ground-to-air Quick Reaction Missile at Balasore in Odisha on Friday.

Nov 14, 2020, 11:42 AM IST

Unlock 5.0: All schools in this state to remain closed till December 31 - Check details here

Odisha government on Friday (November 6) announced that all schools in the state will remain closed till December 31.

Nov 07, 2020, 08:16 AM IST

Odisha to allow partial reopening of schools for classes 9-12 from November 16

Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment complexes, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will continue to remain shut.

Oct 31, 2020, 16:41 PM IST