Teacher Mamita missing case: ‘Most wanted’ Gobinda Sahu arrested in Odisha’s Bolangir

Bolangir, October 19: Gobinda Sahu, the prime accused in the sensational Mamita Meher kidnapping-murder case, was nabbed from Budhipadar village under Bangomunda block in the district on Tuesday. “Prime accused in sindhikela ps case has been apprehended. He absconded from Police custody earlier,” tweeted Bolangir SP. Earlier in the day, Balangir SP had announced Rs […]

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Mission Sanjeevani: Oxfam India distributes medical equipment in Kalahandi

Bhubaneswar, October 19: Medical equipment for prevention of Covid-19 was distributed at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Thuamul Rampur of Kalahandi district on Tuesday under Mission Sanjeevani of Oxfam India. The equipment were distributed by Oxfam India Project Officer Charles Jimmy Bachmann in the presence of Block Programme Manager Deepak Majhi, Medical Officer Dr. […]

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Two leopard skins seized, one arrested in Odisha’s Boudh

Bhubaneawar/Boudh, October 19: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch with the help of Boudh Forest officials seized two leopard skins and has arrested one person following a raid near Kapasira village under Manmunda forest range, STF said on Tuesday. The accused was identified as Jibardhan Bhoi of Dundra village under Kantamal […]

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AICTE, IOSR sign MoU for engineering education in Odia language

Bhubaneswar, October 18: Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday attended the MoU signing ceremony of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Institute of Odia Study and Research (IOSR) for introducing Engineering education in Odia language. Addressing the gathering Pradhan said the collaboration will help in developing the study materials […]

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CM awards Rs 10 Lakh to World Records holder Lt Colonel Laxmidhar Bhuyan

Bhubaneswar, October 18: Lt. Colonel Laxmidhar Bhuyan, SRO of Regimental Administration-7 on Monday called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here. Bhuyan holds several world records for his super performances in skills like ‘longest time hitting on hips by heels on headstand’ and blind folded hundred meters run carrying Indian flag in semi-circular […]

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COVID-19: Over 1crore persons fully vaccinated in Odisha

Bhubaneawar, October 18: More than one crore people are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Odisha, State Health Department said on Monday. “Happy to share that #Odisha has achieved another milestone in #COVID19Vaccination with over one crore citizens fully vaccinated with two doses of #COVID19 vaccines,” tweeted the Health and Family Welfare Department. So far, […]

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Chandrasekhar Hota receives Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award

Bhubaneswar, October 17: Noted litterateur Chandrasekhar Hota was conferred with the Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Yuva Puraskar’ 2020 in Bengaluru on Sunday. Hota got ‘Yuva Puraskar’ for his collection of essays ‘Chetanara Anwesana’. Hota received the awards in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000 from Kendra Sahitya […]

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Pastry chef creates 72 kg chocolate sculpture of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his birthday

Bhubaneswar, October 16: Artist Rakesh Kumar Sahu has created a massive, 72 kg chocolate sculpture of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to commemorate his 75th birthday. The sculpture was unveiled by Sports and Youth Services Minister Tusharkanti Behera in Kalinga Hockey Stadium here in the presence of Odisha Hockey Promotion Council Chairman Dillip Tirkey, Sports & […]

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BMC sets up four temporary ponds for Durga idol immersion in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, October 16: In order to minimise riverine pollution caused by immersion of idols, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up four temporary ponds – two at Kuakhai river side and one each near Tanka Pani road and near Daya river. While under Division-II of BMC Engineering Wing two ponds have been constructed, the […]

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Naveen Patnaik not to celebrate birthday due to COVID-19 situation

Bhubaneswar, October 15: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided not to celebrate his birthday on Saturday (October 16) in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the State, a CMO statement said. Odisha has reported 10,34,276 coronavirus cases, while 8,279 patients have succumbed to the infection so far. Patnaik urged his supporters, well-wishers and […]

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