Senior photojournalist Ashok Panda dies in road accident

Bhubaneswar: Senior photojournalist Ashok Panda died in a road accident near Sakhigopal on Friday. He was 53 and is survived by his wife and daughter. Panda was on his way to Puri on a motorcycle to cover the Rath Yatra when the accident occurred. He was immediately rushed to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar but the […] The post Senior photojournalist Ashok Panda dies in road accident appeared first on Dinalipi .

1 Jul 2022 4:39 pm
Emotions spill over as Lord Jagannath begins 9-day Rath Yatra

Puri: Emotions spilled over and cries of ‘Jai Jagannath’ and ‘Haribol’ rent the air as the gigantic chariots of Lord Jagannath and his divine siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra along with Chakraraj Sudarshan rolled for the nine-day Rath Yatra in this sea-side pilgrim town on Friday in the presence of lakhs of devotees, who […] The post Emotions spill over as Lord Jagannath begins 9-day Rath Yatra appeared first on Dinalipi .

1 Jul 2022 3:40 pm
Bumrah to lead India in Edgbaston Test

Birmingham: Jasprit Bumrah is all set to lead India in the all-important fifth and final Test against England in Edgbaston, after regular skipper Rohit Sharma was ruled out because of Covid-19. Bumrah will be the first fast bowler in 35 years to lead Indian Test team. Kapil Dev was the last Indian pacer to captain […] The post Bumrah to lead India in Edgbaston Test appeared first on Dinalipi .

1 Jul 2022 3:07 am
Local news channel editor arrested over fraud charges

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday arrested Ardhendu Das, editor of an Odia news channel, for allegedly cheating a businessman of Rs 1 crore. The officials picked up Das from his relative’s house in Nayagarh district on Wednesday night. After questioning him over several hours, Das was arrested for […] The post Local news channel editor arrested over fraud charges appeared first on Dinalipi .

1 Jul 2022 2:43 am
‘Maha’ twist: Shinde CM, Fadnavis Deputy CM

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde was on Thursday sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, while BJP stalwart Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister, capping a day of surprises and hectic political activities, just 24 hours after the collapse of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government. In a surprise move, […] The post ‘Maha’ twist: Shinde CM, Fadnavis Deputy CM appeared first on Dinalipi .

1 Jul 2022 1:05 am
Lakhs throng Puri as countdown begins for Rath Yatra

pic.twitter.com/H9AIe9pC2a — Puri Police (@SPPuri1) June 30, 2022 pic.twitter.com/LfvpsMZvL0 — Puri Police (@SPPuri1) June 30, 2022 pic.twitter.com/EkQj865L98 — Puri Police (@SPPuri1) June 30, 2022 Puri: As the countdown for the much-awaited Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins, thousands of devotees from across the country have started thronging this pilgrim town while three decorated chariots are […] The post Lakhs throng Puri as countdown begins for Rath Yatra appeared first on Dinalip

1 Jul 2022 12:30 am
Direct Bhubaneswar-Dubai flights very soon: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that direct flights will be operated between Bhubaneswar and Dubai very soon. Naveen made this announcement while addressing the Odia diaspora in Dubai on Wednesday. Nearly one lakh people of Odisha live in the United Arab Emirates. Direct air connectivity between Dubai and Bhubaneswar has been their long-pending […] The post Direct Bhubaneswar-Dubai flights very soon: Naveen appeared first on Dinalipi .

30 Jun 2022 8:46 pm
Odisha logs 155 fresh Covid cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday reported 155 new COVID-19 cases, including 16 children, pushing the tally to 12,89,757, the Health department said. The death toll remained at 9,126. On Wednesday, the State had registered 149 fresh coronavirus cases. Odisha now has 729 active cases, while 12,79,849 people have recovered from the disease so far. The positivity […] The post Odisha logs 155 fresh Covid cases appeared first on Dinalipi .

30 Jun 2022 6:19 pm
Shiv Sena faction leader Shinde to be new Maha CM, BJP to support

Mumbai: In an unexpected political twist, Shiv Sena’s rebel group leader Eknath Shinde was on Thursday announced as the Maharashtra Chief Minister, heading a Government supported by Bharatiya Janata Party. BJP leader and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis made the stunning announcement after calling on Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari along with Shinde on Thursday afternoon. […] The post Shiv Sena faction leader Shinde to be new Maha CM, BJP to support appeared first on Dinalipi .

30 Jun 2022 5:56 pm
State BJP slams BJD Govt for corruption, unemployment

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP on Wednesday slammed the ruling BJD Government for the deteriorating law and order situation, farmers’ problems, rise in incidents of atrocities on women, large-scale unemployment, massive corruption, poor health services and financial mismanagement. In a resolution passed at its party’s State executive committee meeting, the BJP said the financial management of […] The post State BJP slams BJD Govt for corruption, unemployment appeared first on Dinalipi .

30 Jun 2022 3:17 am
Devotees throng Puri for Nabajoubana darshan

Puri: Thousands of devotees thronged Puri to witness ‘Nabajoubana’ of recuperated Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. Soon after their holy bath on the auspicious Snana Purnima, the deities fell ill and were recuperating at the ‘Anasara Ghara’ for a fortnight. After their recovery, the trinity emerged for the first time […] The post Devotees throng Puri for Nabajoubana darshan appeared first on Dinalipi .

30 Jun 2022 2:33 am
‘ABHYAS’ aerial target successfully flight-tested

Balasore: India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT), ABHYAS, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur off Odisha coast. The performance of the aircraft at low altitude, including sustained level and high manoeuvrability, was demonstrated during the test flight. The target aircraft was flown from a ground-based controller […] The post ‘ABHYAS’ aerial target successfully flight-tested appeared first on Dinalip

30 Jun 2022 12:49 am
Uddhav Thackeray quits as Maharashtra CM ahead of floor test

Mumbai: Stating that he was not interested “in playing the numbers’ game,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said he was resigning from his post. “I am also quitting as member of Legislative Council,” Thackeray said in a webcast, while appealing to the workers of his party not to take to the streets in […] The post Uddhav Thackeray quits as Maharashtra CM ahead of floor test appeared first on Dinalipi .

30 Jun 2022 12:23 am
Odisha Vigilance traps 3 Govt officials in a day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Wednesday trapped three officials, including one Assistant Engineer, on charges of corruption, officials said. The Vigilance sleuths caught Prakash Chandra Sahoo, Additional Commercial Tax Officer, Enforcement unit, Paradeep while accepting bribe of Rs 2 lakh from a glass and ply dealer. Following the trap, simultaneous searches have been launched on the […] The post Odisha Vigilance traps 3 Govt officials in a day appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 11:40 pm
Odisha Assembly timing increased in monsoon session

Bhubaneswar: The duration of Business Hour of Odisha Assembly during the forthcoming monsoon session has been increased by an hour each day, Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha said on Wednesday. This was decided at an all-party meeting ahead of the monsoon session which will commence on July 2 and continue till August 4. “The House will […] The post Odisha Assembly timing increased in monsoon session appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 8:08 pm
Dubai-based DMCC, SAIF invited to invest in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A high level team, led by State Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, on Wednesday invited Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Sharjah Airport International Free (SAIF) Zone authorities to invest in Odisha. Mohapatra invited the authorities from both DMCC and SAIF to attend Odisha Investor Roadshow scheduled to be held on June 29 in […] The post Dubai-based DMCC, SAIF invited to invest in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 5:04 pm
161 Covid cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recorded the highest single-day coronavirus cases in four months as 161 more people tested positive for the pathogen, the Health department said. The positivity rate stood at 1.21 per cent as the new cases were detected after testing 13,317 samples. Khurda reported the highest number of new cases at 60, followed by 32 […] The post 161 Covid cases in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 4:08 pm
4 die as Pawan Hans chopper ditches in Arabian Sea, 5 saved

Mumbai: At least four persons died after a Pawan Hans helicopter ditched into the Arabian Sea near the ONGC’s Sagar Kiran oil-rig, off Mumbai High Fields, around 175 km off the country’s commercial capital, official sources said on Tuesday. The chopper was carrying nine people – seven passengers, reportedly ONGC staffers, and two pilots – […] The post 4 die as Pawan Hans chopper ditches in Arabian Sea, 5 saved appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 2:56 am
Maha crisis: BJP leaders meet Guv, want MVA Govt to prove majority

Mumbai: In a major political development late on Tuesday, a delegation of the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari with a plea to ascertain the majority of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi Government. The BJP’s move came after a group of 39 Shiv Sena MLAs along with 11 other […] The post Maha crisis: BJP leaders meet Guv, want MVA Govt to prove majority appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 2:40 am
NTPC distributes sanitary pad, vending machines to hearing impaired

Bhubaneswar: Manjari Goswami, president, Vasuda Mahila Mandal NTPC -ER-II, on Monday distributed sanitary pad, vending machines and other essential items to Satyabhama Devi College for Hearing Impaired. Other items such as Aquaguards, food serving trays, refrigerator, sanitary napkin and incinerator were also provided. Manjari Goswami appreciated the services of the college for rendering education to […] The post NTPC distributes sanitary pad, vending machines to hearing impaired appeared firs

29 Jun 2022 2:27 am
Tailor hacked to death in Udaipur for social media post

Udaipur: In a gruesome incident, a tailor was hacked to death in broad daylight inside his shop on a crowded street in Udaipur for supporting now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on social media over her controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammed. The attackers entered his shop and stabbed him multiple times with daggers and also slit […] The post Tailor hacked to death in Udaipur for social media post appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 1:10 am
Jagannath temple trinity to appear in Nabajouban Vesha on Wednesday

Puri: Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra will appear for devotees in new youthful vigour on Wednesday, popularly called Nabajouban Vesha. Devotees were deprived of darshan of the three presiding deities of Sri Jagannath temple as they fell sick after the grand bath on Snan Purnima and reclined to Anasar […] The post Jagannath temple trinity to appear in Nabajouban Vesha on Wednesday appeared first on Dinalipi .

29 Jun 2022 12:35 am
Odisha Assembly likely to have new Leader of Opposition soon

Bhubaneswar: Days after getting a new Speaker, Government Chief Whip and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Odisha Assembly is also likely to have a new Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the ensuing monsoon session which commences on July 2. The BJP Legislature Party is likely to elect a new LoP as the present leader and Bhawanipatna MLA […] The post Odisha Assembly likely to have new Leader of Opposition soon appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 4:54 pm
Amid row over meeting Pope, Naveen visits Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi

The marble dome of #SheikhZayedMosque, Abu Dhabi is an epitome of magnificence with intricate inlay work inspired by Moghul architecture. I am told, the artisans & the marbles also came from Makrana village of Rajasthan. A bit of India, everywhere. pic.twitter.com/qHWZpaFlgU — Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 27, 2022 Bhubaneswar: Amid criticism by Opposition BJP over […] The post Amid row over meeting Pope, Naveen visits Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 4:30 pm
Kissannagar PS IIC suspended for negligence of duty

Bhubaneswar: A police officer in Odisha was on Tuesday placed under suspension on the charge of negligence in duty following the death of a person who attempted self-immolation in front of a police station in Cuttack district last week. The inspector in-charge of Kissannagar Police Station Sasmita Rana is placed under suspension with immediate effect, […] The post Kissannagar PS IIC suspended for negligence of duty appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 3:58 pm
Daily Covid cases cross 100-mark in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The daily Covid-19 cases crossed the three-figure mark in Odisha on Tuesday after more than four months. According to data shared by Information & Public Relations department, Odisha on Tuesday reported 113 fresh Covid-19 cases in six districts in the last 24 hours. Khurda district registered the highest 65 Covid-19 cases followed by Cuttack […] The post Daily Covid cases cross 100-mark in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 3:32 pm
Railways to run 205 special trains for Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: The Railways will be running 205 special trains for Rath Yatra in Puri on July 1, an official of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) said on Monday. Odisha Government expects 10 lakh pilgrims to gather at the temple town this year. In 2020 and 2021, devotees were not allowed to participate in the festival […] The post Railways to run 205 special trains for Rath Yatra appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 3:02 am
Modi highlights India’s efforts for clean energy at G7 summit

Elmau (Germany): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday highlighted India’s efforts for green growth, clean energy, sustainable lifestyles and global wellbeing, at a G7 summit session here. Modi, who is in Germany on a two-day visit from Sunday for the summit of the G7, was received by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz upon his arrival at […] The post Modi highlights India’s efforts for clean energy at G7 summit appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 2:38 am
SC declines to pass order on plea for no floor test in Maha till July 11

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass an interim order on Maharashtra Government counsel’s submissions that there should not be any floor test in the Assembly till July 11, as it extended, till July 12, the time granted to the 16 dissident MLAs to submit their response to the disqualification notices. A […] The post SC declines to pass order on plea for no floor test in Maha till July 11 appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 2:10 am
ED summons Sena leader Sanjay Raut for questioning

Mumbai: As Maharashtra’s major political crisis continued, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in connection with the probe into an alleged money-laundering case of Rs 1,034 crore in the Patra Chawl land scam. Earlier, Raut confirmed the ED summons, slammed it as “a move to stop me” and dared the […] The post ED summons Sena leader Sanjay Raut for questioning appeared first on Dinalipi .

28 Jun 2022 1:12 am
Unprecedented security for Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Unprecedented security arrangements have been made for the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath scheduled to begin on July 1. State DGP Sunil Kumar Bansal on Monday said security in air, sea and land has been taken care of with the deployment of anti-terrorist force. He said the administration is expecting a huge turnout as […] The post Unprecedented security for Rath Yatra appeared first on Dinalipi .

27 Jun 2022 11:15 pm
Jayanarayan questions Naveen’s meeting with Pope

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra on Monday raised questions over Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s meeting with Pope Francis during his visit to Rome. Speaking to mediapersons in Bhubaneswar, Jayanarayan wanted to know about the source of the money spent by Naveen during his recent trip to Italy. “If he visited Italy on public money, […] The post Jayanarayan questions Naveen’s meeting with Pope appeared first on Dinalipi .

27 Jun 2022 8:18 pm
SC relief to Maha rebel MLAs, extends response deadline to July 12

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday queried whether the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker can become a judge in his own cause and decide whether the motion to remove him is invalid. The top court also extended, till July 12, the time granted by Deputy Speaker to the 16 dissident MLAs to submit their written responses […] The post SC relief to Maha rebel MLAs, extends response deadline to July 12 appeared first on Dinalipi .

27 Jun 2022 4:33 pm
Mask mandatory for devotees coming to witness Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Wearing masks was made mandatory for devotees coming to witness the annual Rath Yatra in Puri on July 1 amid rising COVID-19 cases in Odisha, a senior official said on Monday. Around 10 lakh people are expected to gather for the festival in the temple town from across the country, and some foreign nations, […] The post Mask mandatory for devotees coming to witness Rath Yatra appeared first on Dinalipi .

27 Jun 2022 4:04 pm
STF to forfeit Rs 3 cr property acquired by 2 accused in ganja business

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police has requested the office of Competent Authority, Kolkata, a quasi-judicial authority under NDPS Act, to forfeit the ill-gotten money of two accused involved in illegal ganja and opium business. An official release issued by the STF here on Monday said under the provision of Chapter V […] The post STF to forfeit Rs 3 cr property acquired by 2 accused in ganja business appeared first on Dinalipi .

27 Jun 2022 3:38 pm
SIT formed to probe conspiracy allegations against Teesta, two others

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Director General of Police Ashish Bhatia has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under Deputy Inspector General Dipan Bhadaran to probe allegations of forgery and conspiracy against former DGP R B Sreekumar, former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and activist Teesta Setalvad. After a criminal complaint was filed with the Crime Branch on Saturday […] The post SIT formed to probe conspiracy allegations against Teesta, two others appeared first on Dinalipi .

27 Jun 2022 12:39 am
Shinde moves SC against disqualification notices issued to rebel MLAs

New Delhi: Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has moved the Supreme Court challenging the disqualification notices issued by Maharashtra Deputy Speaker to 16 party MLAs and also the appointment of Ajay Choudhari as Shiv Sena Legislature Party leader. The matter is likely to be mentioned on Monday for urgent hearing before a vacation bench […] The post Shinde moves SC against disqualification notices issued to rebel MLAs appeared first on Dinalipi .

26 Jun 2022 10:30 pm
Attempts made to crush democracy during Emergency: PM

New Delhi: Targeting the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that attempts were made to “crush democracy” during the Emergency imposed in 1975, and asserted that it is difficult to find another example in the world where people defeated a “dictatorial mindset” through democratic means. In his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio broadcast, Modi […] The post Attempts made to crush democracy during Emergency: PM appeared first on Dinalipi .

26 Jun 2022 3:49 pm
Maha crisis: Supporters assemble near Shinde’s home

Thane: Scores of supporters of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde assembled near his house in Thane district on Saturday with saffron flags and large portraits of party founder Bal Thackeray and regional strongman Anand Dighe. Shinde is camping in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam with a sizeable number of MLAs since June 21 after raising […] The post Maha crisis: Supporters assemble near Shinde’s home appeared first on Dinalipi .

26 Jun 2022 2:49 am
Activist Teesta taken in custody, ex-Gujarat DGP arrested for forgery

Ahmedabad: A day after Supreme Court upheld the clean chit given by an SIT to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots cases, Gujarat police on Saturday arrested former Director General of Police R B Sreekumar and took in custody social activist Teesta Setalvad for allegedly conspiring to falsely implicate innocent persons. The First […] The post Activist Teesta taken in custody, ex-Gujarat DGP arrested for forgery appeared first on Dinalipi .

26 Jun 2022 12:54 am
Gunbattle near Rourkela; two arrested, firearms seized

Rourkela: A gunfight broke out between Odisha Police and two persons near Rourkela on Saturday, resulting in their arrests and seizure of an AK-47 rifle and other firearms from their possession, a senior officer said. Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted the duo in Relhatu forest in Chandiposh Police Station area, following which they opened […] The post Gunbattle near Rourkela; two arrested, firearms seized appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 11:46 pm
Daita Servitors apprise Gajapati King of recovery of Lords

Puri: A team of senior Daita Servitors on Saturday went to the royal palace in a ceremonial procession called Rajprasad Bije and apprised the Gajapati King, considered as the foremost servitor of Lord Jagannath, of the recovery of the Lords in the Anasar Ghar from fever. The Servitors informed the Gajapati King that the deities […] The post Daita Servitors apprise Gajapati King of recovery of Lords appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 11:12 pm
Vigilance arrests anti-smuggling guard in CSO office in illegal assets case

Cuttack: The Vigilance Directorate arrested an anti-smuggling guard in the office of Civil Supplies Officer (CSO) of Balasore district on Saturday for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, an official said. Raids were conducted at five places in Balasore and Ganjam districts on Friday following allegations that Janardan Palei, posted at […] The post Vigilance arrests anti-smuggling guard in CSO office in illegal assets case appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 9:27 pm
Class 3 students unable to recite table of 3: Minister

Bhubaneswar: During an inspection at Mahavir Nodal School in Balasore, State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash found that the Class 3 students were unable to recite the table of three. “When I reached the school, mathematics class was going on. So I asked the students about tables, but the students failed to […] The post Class 3 students unable to recite table of 3: Minister appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 8:52 pm
Depressed patient jumps off 8th floor of Kolkata hospital; critical

Kolkata: A man was critically injured after he jumped off the eighth-floor of a hospital at the busy Mullick Bazar Crossing in central Kolkata on Saturday. Nearly two hours of desperate attempts to rescue the depressed patient, who somehow managed his way to the eighth-floor cornice of the hospital, failed as he finally jumped. His […] The post Depressed patient jumps off 8th floor of Kolkata hospital; critical appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 3:54 pm
India records 15,940 Covid infections, 20 fatalities in a day

New Delhi: India’s tally of Covid infections rose by 15,940 in a day to reach 4,33,78,234 while the active caseload increased to 91,779, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll climbed to 5,24,974 with 20 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. Active cases rose by 3,495 […] The post India records 15,940 Covid infections, 20 fatalities in a day appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 3:33 pm
Maha crisis: Rebels claim support of 37 MLAs

Mumbai: As the Maharashtra political crisis continued for the fourth day, the rebels’ group, led by Minister Eknath Shinde, proclaimed the support of 37 MLAs leaving the Shiv Sena with 17 legislators. The rebels group submitted its claimed list to Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly Narhari Zirwal, late on Thursday, with the balance left with […] The post Maha crisis: Rebels claim support of 37 MLAs appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 2:31 am
Prez poll: Odisha BJP flays Cong decision not to support Murmu

Bhubaneswar: A day after Congress in Odisha announced that it would not support NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu for presidential election, the State unit of the BJP described the grand old party as “anti-tribal”. BJP State president Samir Mohanty alleged that the Congress, which had seized power at the Centre with the support of tribal people, […] The post Prez poll: Odisha BJP flays Cong decision not to support Murmu appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 12:55 am
Immolation bid in front of police station: Man succumbs, OHRC seeks report

Bhubaneswar: A man, who had set himself on fire in front of a police station in Cuttack district on Thursday alleging injustice in a land dispute case, succumbed to his injuries on Friday, prompting the State Human Rights Commission to seek a report on the incident from the police. The incident took place in front […] The post Immolation bid in front of police station: Man succumbs, OHRC seeks report appeared first on Dinalipi .

25 Jun 2022 12:34 am
Odisha Govt sets 9-month deadline for completion of Puri Heritage Corridor

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has asked workers and engineers to complete construction of the Puri Heritage Corridor in the next nine months, a senior official said. Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, after reviewing the ongoing work at the site on Thursday, set deadlines for all small and big tasks that have to be undertaken to complete […] The post Odisha Govt sets 9-month deadline for completion of Puri Heritage Corridor appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 10:41 pm
Naveen shares Odisha’s ‘transformational’ journey in food production

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday took to the stage at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome and shared the progress made by his Government in strengthening livelihood and food security, with a specific focus on marginalised communities and women, a statement here said. Naveen, who is in Rome on an […] The post Naveen shares Odisha’s ‘transformational’ journey in food production appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 7:52 pm
Ship-borne weapon system successfully flight-tested off Odisha coast

Balasore: India on Friday successfully flight-tested the Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from a ship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, an official statement said. The VL-SRSAM, a ship-borne weapon system, is meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges, including sea-skimming targets, the statement […] The post Ship-borne weapon system successfully flight-tested off Odisha coast appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 4:53 pm
Eminent Odia actor Raimohan Parida found dead

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Odia film, television, theatre and yatra actor Raimohan Parida was found dead at his residence in Bhubaneswar on Friday. His body was found hanging in his Prachi Vihar residence. The reason behind his suicide in not yet known. On getting information, Raimohan’s body was shifted by police to Capital Hospital for postmortem. The […] The post Eminent Odia actor Raimohan Parida found dead appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 4:25 pm
Prez poll: Draupadi Murmu files nomination in Modi’s presence

New Delhi: NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu on Friday filed her nomination for the post of President in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP and alliance leaders. Murmu filed her papers in the chamber of the Rajya Sabha Secretary General and the Returning Officer in the Parliament House complex. PM Modi, Home Minister […] The post Prez poll: Draupadi Murmu files nomination in Modi’s presence appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 3:34 pm
Naveen meets Odia diaspora in Rome

Rome: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday met Odia diaspora in Rome. Odias, based out of 12 countries across Europe, had an engaging interaction with the Chief Minister, 5T Secretary V K Pandian and Resident Commissioner Ravi Kant. The diaspora comprised professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, missionaries, students from diverse fields such as medicine, engineering, IT, artificial […] The post Naveen meets Odia diaspora in Rome appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 2:26 am
Odisha Govt joins hands with Ultimate Kho Kho to own 5th franchise

New Delhi: In what can be termed as a massive boost to Ultimate Kho Kho (UKK), Odisha Government has taken ownership of a team in the soon-to-be-launched professional league. It will be the second direct sports venture for Odisha Government, which also owned a team — Kalinga Lancers — in the Hockey India League in […] The post Odisha Govt joins hands with Ultimate Kho Kho to own 5th franchise appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 12:47 am
Man sets self on fire outside police station alleging inaction

Cuttack: A man allegedly set himself on fire outside a police station in Cuttack district on Thursday, alleging police inaction on a complaint he filed. The incident took place in front of Kissannagar police station. The man, identified as Gunanidhi Bisoi, a resident of Salepur area, suffered 90 per cent burn injuries, police said. Feeling […] The post Man sets self on fire outside police station alleging inaction appeared first on Dinalipi .

24 Jun 2022 12:14 am
Odisha Congress not to back Murmu in Prez poll

Bhubaneswar: The Congress in Odisha on Thursday said it will not support Draupadi Murmu, “daughter of the soil” and NDA nominee, in the Presidential elections, claiming that she believes in the ideology of the BJP and the RSS. The Congress will back Yashwant Sinha, the consensus candidate of several major non-BJP parties, senior leader Narasingha […] The post Odisha Congress not to back Murmu in Prez poll appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 10:42 pm
4 children drown in rainwater-filled pit in Koraput

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, four children, including three girls, died after falling in a rainwater-filled pit, dug up for road construction work, in Koraput district on Thursday, police said. The incident took place at Majhiguda village of the district as the children were playing near the pit. Locals alleged the incident took place due […] The post 4 children drown in rainwater-filled pit in Koraput appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 10:16 pm
Murmu meets Amit Shah

New Delhi: The NDA’s Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu on Thursday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah soon after she arrived in the national capital from Odisha. Murmu’s name was announced by BJP president J P Nadda on June 21. “Met NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu and conveyed best wishes to her. The tribal society is […] The post Murmu meets Amit Shah appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 8:27 pm
Murmu’s vision for India’s development is extraordinary: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised NDA’s Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu for her “understanding of the problems on the ground” and dubbed her vision for India’s development as “extraordinary”. The Prime Minister made the remarks after he met Murmu in New Delhi. After Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also met […] The post Murmu’s vision for India’s development is extraordinary: Modi appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 8:13 pm
2 Odisha ministers to attend nomination filing of Murmu

Bhubaneswar: A day after appealing to all Odisha MLAs to support the “daughter of the soil” in the ensuing presidential elections, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said two of his Cabinet colleagues will remain present during the filing of the nomination by NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu. Naveen is currently on an official foreign tour […] The post 2 Odisha ministers to attend nomination filing of Murmu appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 3:39 pm
Naveen approves 663 posts for 3 IR Battalions

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the creation of 663 posts for three India Reserve Battalions (IRBs). Chief Minister’s Office sources here on Wednesday said 221 posts have been created for each battalion. The posts created include Deputy Commandant (1), Havildar Major (18), Havildar (23), Constables (154), Inspector (WT) (1), Sub-Inspector (WT) (2), Havildar […] The post Naveen approves 663 posts for 3 IR Battalions appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 3:06 am
Maha CM ‘quits’ official residence, returns to ‘Matoshri’

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray late on Wednesday vacated his official residence ‘Varsha’ at Malabar Hill to return to his private home ‘Matoshri’ in Bandra along with his family. The move came hours after his emotional appeal to the rebel group of Shiv Sena MLAs, led by Minister Eknath Shinde, that he (Thackeray) was […] The post Maha CM ‘quits’ official residence, returns to ‘Matoshri’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 1:07 am
CRUT named recipient of UN Public Service Award

United Nations: An Odisha-based public transport service is among the 10 global initiatives honoured with a prestigious United Nations award on Wednesday for the role and efforts in helping the world recover better from COVID-19. Mo Bus, Capital Region Urban Transport India is the recipient of the prestigious UN Public Service Awards, the global organisation […] The post CRUT named recipient of UN Public Service Award appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 12:48 am
Murmu set to leave for Delhi on Thursday

Bhubaneswar: NDA Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu reached here on Wednesday night, covering a distance of about 280 km on road from her native Rairangpur town in Mayurbhanj district, amid cheers and greetings by locals along the way. She is set to leave for Delhi on Thursday morning. Murmu was received by Odisha BJP president Samir […] The post Murmu set to leave for Delhi on Thursday appeared first on Dinalipi .

23 Jun 2022 12:14 am
Murmu sweeps temple floor ahead of journey to Delhi

Rairangpur: Draupadi Murmu, NDA’s Presidential candidate, swept the floor of a Shiva temple in her home here in this nondescript tribal-dominated town in Mayurbhanj district at the crack of dawn on Wednesday ahead of her journey to New Delhi. It is a task she has performed daily since she returned in August 2021 after retiring […] The post Murmu sweeps temple floor ahead of journey to Delhi appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jun 2022 10:47 pm
Naveen meets Pope in Vatican

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met Pope Francis in Vatican City on Wednesday. Naveen was accompanied by his Private Secretary V K Pandian to the meeting on the third day of his trip to Italy. On behalf of the people of Odisha, the Chief Minister presented a ‘Patachitra’ painting to the Pope, the head of […] The post Naveen meets Pope in Vatican appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jun 2022 8:54 pm
Naveen backs Murmu, appeals to all Odisha MLAs to support her

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday appealed to all MLAs in Odisha to support Draupadi Murmu, who has been named as the NDA candidate in the Presidential election. Naveen, who is in Rome now, made this appeal on Twitter, clearly indicating that his party will support the NDA candidate in the […] The post Naveen backs Murmu, appeals to all Odisha MLAs to support her appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jun 2022 8:29 pm
Two inter-State drug traffickers arrested by STF

Bhubaneswar: A team of Special Task Force (STF) has seized over 800 kg of ganja concealed in a secret chamber of a container at Pitapali in Khurda district and arrested two inter-State drug traffickers. On the basis of intelligence input on inter-State drug trafficking, a raid was conducted by the team of STF on NH-16 […] The post Two inter-State drug traffickers arrested by STF appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jun 2022 5:19 pm
Surprised on being nominated Presidential candidate: Draupadi Murmu

Rairangpur: The ruling NDA’s Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday said she was optimistic of getting the support of all the MLAs and MPs from Odisha cutting across party lines as the daughter of the soil. A tribal leader-turned-Governor who has worked her way to the top, Murmu said she was both surprised and delighted […] The post Surprised on being nominated Presidential candidate: Draupadi Murmu appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jun 2022 3:06 am
Spotlight on Fadnavis as Maha Govt battles crisis

New Delhi: Two successive defeats of the ruling MVA candidates in Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council polls and the subsequent rebellion by senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde have pushed the Uddhav Thackeray Government to the brink and given BJP an edge in Maharashtra with the spotlight on former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. ‘Mee Punha […] The post Spotlight on Fadnavis as Maha Govt battles crisis appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jun 2022 1:04 am
Odisha celebrates International Day of Yoga

Bhubaneswar: People across Odisha on Tuesday celebrated the 8th International Day of Yoga while three Union ministers held special programmes to popularise the ancient Indian physical and mental exercise among the masses. While Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw led an event held at Konark Sun Temple, Union Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Pandey, along with BJP national […] The post Odisha celebrates International Day of Yoga appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jun 2022 12:31 am
Railway connectivity to Konark soon: Vaishnaw

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday said steps are being taken to provide railway connectivity to Konark and a full-fledged high-speed 5G service for Odisha soon. Vaishnaw, the Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, was speaking on the sideline of a function marking International Yoga Day at Konark in Puri district. […] The post Railway connectivity to Konark soon: Vaishnaw appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 11:38 pm
Naveen pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Rome

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Statue at Piazza Gandhi, a statement issued by the State Government said. After offering his tribute, Naveen said he was inspired by the ideals and principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Naveen is known for spreading the messages of the […] The post Naveen pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Rome appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 10:43 pm
Draupadi Murmu, tribal leader from Odisha, is NDA candidate for President

New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board on Tuesday named Draupadi Murmu, a tribal leader of the party from Odisha, as the ruling NDA’s candidate for the Presidential election. BJP president J P Nadda announced her name at a press conference following a meeting of the party top brass. Murmu (64), a former Jharkhand governor, will […] The post Draupadi Murmu, tribal leader from Odisha, is NDA candidate for President appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 10:17 pm
3 CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack in Nuapada

Bhubaneswar: Three CRPF personnel were killed in a Maoist attack in Nuapada district on Tuesday, police said. The incident took place in Patadhara Reserve Forest in Bheden block when the CRPF personnel were going from one camp to another. “Unfortunately, three jawans have attended martyrdom in Nuapada. Our senior officers are on the way to […] The post 3 CRPF personnel killed in Maoist attack in Nuapada appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 8:31 pm
STF moves Competent Authority for forfeiture of drug peddler’s asset worth Rs 1.32 cr

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) has requested the Competent Authority, Kolkata for the forfeiture of property worth Rs 1.32 crore acquired by one Sk Jamsed of Khurda by illegally supplying brown sugar. Under Chapter V A of NDPS Act (Section A-Z), there is a provision of forfeiture of ill-gotten property (illegally acquired property from […] The post STF moves Competent Authority for forfeiture of drug peddler’s asset worth Rs 1.32 cr appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 4:58 pm
Some decisions may seem bitter, says PM amid Agnipath protest

Bengaluru: Amid massive protest over the new recruitment policy in defence forces Agnipath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that some of the initiatives of the Government may seem to be bitter today, but they will bear fruits tomorrow. Addressing a massive rally in Bengaluru after several inaugurations, foundation laying and dedication programmes, the […] The post Some decisions may seem bitter, says PM amid Agnipath protest appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 3:00 am
Army issues notification for recruitment under Agnipath scheme

New Delhi: The Army on Monday issued a notification for induction of soldiers under the Agnipath military recruitment scheme. The Army said the online registration on the force’s recruitment website is mandatory for all the job aspirants under the new model. It said the online registration will commence from July. The Army said ‘Agniveers’ would […] The post Army issues notification for recruitment under Agnipath scheme appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 2:21 am
Agnipath protests: Railways cancel over 600 trains

New Delhi: Over 600 trains were cancelled on Monday with operations again disrupted by protests against the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme. Of the 612 trains affected, 602 trains were cancelled, including 223 Mail and Express trains and 379 passengers trains, the Railways said in a statement. Four Mail and Express trains and six passenger trains […] The post Agnipath protests: Railways cancel over 600 trains appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 1:11 am
Rahul summoned by ED in National Herald case for 5th time

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been summoned on Tuesday – for the fifth time – by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with its probe in the National Herald case. Till now, he has been questioned for about 40 hours by the anti-money laundering agency, including on Monday. Rahul was reportedly questioned […] The post Rahul summoned by ED in National Herald case for 5th time appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jun 2022 12:36 am
Odisha to cover 8 Kharif and 9 Rabi crops under Crop Insurance Scheme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Monday decided to cover eight crops for Kharif season 2022 and nine crops for Rabi season 2022-23 under the Crop Insurance Scheme, officials said. This was decided at the State Level Crop Insurance Coordination Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra. While reviewing the performances under […] The post Odisha to cover 8 Kharif and 9 Rabi crops under Crop Insurance Scheme appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jun 2022 11:45 pm
Govt can’t deny all info about Vigilance under RTI Act: Orissa High Court

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday issued a declaratory writ observing that Odisha Government cannot deny information about the entire Vigilance Department under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Vigilance department, the anti-corruption wing of the Government, functions under the General Administration department. Adjudicating over at least three PILs, challenging a 2016 Government […] The post Govt can’t deny all info about Vigilance under RTI Act: Orissa High Court appeared fi

20 Jun 2022 11:17 pm
Naveen in Rome, meets India’s Ambassador to Italy

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday met India’s Ambassador to Italy, Neena Malhotra, after reaching Rome as part of his 11-day foreign trip, CMO officials said. Naveen left Delhi early in the morning and reached the Eternal City later in the day. He wore spotless white kurta pyjama and slippers while meeting the Indian […] The post Naveen in Rome, meets India’s Ambassador to Italy appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jun 2022 10:21 pm
Absconding inter-State drug peddler arrested by STF

Bhubaneswar: A team of Special Task Force (STF) has apprehended an absconding inter-State drug peddler of Ganjam district. On the basis of intelligence input, the STF conducted a raid and apprehended Rana Muna Dora of Dharmapur under Patapur police station in Ganjam district. On June 3, ganja weighing more than 1,000 kg was seized from […] The post Absconding inter-State drug peddler arrested by STF appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jun 2022 4:20 pm
Priyanka leads Agnipath protest in Delhi

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra led the Congress protest at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday against the Central Government’s new scheme of recruitment in defence forces, ‘Agnipath’. Several Congress leaders also joined the protest. Priyanka Gandhi said, “No one is a greater patriot than the youth. I talked to many youths when […] The post Priyanka leads Agnipath protest in Delhi appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jun 2022 2:06 am
5th T20I: Rain washes out decider, India-SA share series 2-2

Bengaluru: It was supposed to be a cracking decider for a terrific five-match series between India and South Africa despite the threat of rain playing spoilsport looming around. Eventually, on Sunday, the rain had the final say in causing the winner-takes-it-all-affair to end in a washout, with the series shared between India and South Africa […] The post 5th T20I: Rain washes out decider, India-SA share series 2-2 appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jun 2022 1:00 am
Pre-monsoon rains in Odisha

Khandargiri #Bhubaneswar #Premonsoon activity over Capital city#Monsoon2022 #Monsoon #Monsoon2k22Video source: @journo_pradeep pic.twitter.com/yNLwngtkYh — usd (@usd0705) June 19, 2022 Bhubaneswar: Parts of Odisha received moderate pre-monsoon showers on Sunday, while overcast skies enveloped several districts, the Met office said. The northern limit of the monsoon is passing through Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district. Conditions are favorable for […] The post Pre-monsoon rains in Odisha app

20 Jun 2022 12:29 am
BJP hits out at Oppn for politicising Agnipath scheme

New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday hit back at the Opposition parties, especially Congress, for politicising the new Agnipath scheme for recruitment in armed forces. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said the Opposition parties are politicising reforms in armed forces. “Agnipath is a scheme that shouldn’t […] The post BJP hits out at Oppn for politicising Agnipath scheme appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jun 2022 11:38 pm