Security tightened in Odisha ahead of Independence Day

Bhubaneswar: Security has been beefed up in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, along with other parts of the State, in view of the 75th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, a senior police officer said. As many as 15 platoons (each comprising 30 personnel) have been engaged to keep a close watch on Exhibition Ground here, where Chief […] The post Security tightened in Odisha ahead of Independence Day appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Aug 2022 2:44 am
PM likely to announce key health projects on Aug 15

New Delhi: This Independence Day is likely to witness key announcements including “Heal in India” and “Heal by India” projects in the health sector by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to sources, Modi’s speech from the Red Fort on August 15 may also mention the expansion of the National Health Mission under a new name, […] The post PM likely to announce key health projects on Aug 15 appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Aug 2022 2:07 am
Rushdie’s son says author off ventilator, retains ‘feisty sense of humour’

New York: Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie remains in critical condition, but retains his feisty sense of humour, his son Zafar Rushdie said in a statement, reports ‘Variety’. “Following the attack on Friday, my father remains in critical condition in hospital receiving extensive ongoing medical treatment. We are extremely relieved that yesterday he was taken […] The post Rushdie’s son says author off ventilator, retains ‘feisty sense of humour’ appeared first on Dinalipi

15 Aug 2022 1:05 am
Crops, huts burnt down, allege tribals in Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Inhabitants of three tribal villages in Nabarangpur district on Sunday alleged that their farmland and huts were set on fire by members of a forest protection group engaged by the State Government. During the day, the tribal people of Kapsabhata, Sariabhata and Laktipokhona villages under the banner of ‘Rashtriya Kissan Mazdoor Mahasangha’ staged a […] The post Crops, huts burnt down, allege tribals in Nabarangpur appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Aug 2022 12:43 am
Mission Shakti members present National Flag to Naveen

Bhubaneswar: On the eve of the nation’s 75th Independence Day, members of Mission Shakti on Sunday called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence and presented him a hand-made National Flag prepared by them. The Chief Minister’s Office sources here said Naveen accepted the National Flag and thanked the Mission Shakti members. The State […] The post Mission Shakti members present National Flag to Naveen appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Aug 2022 12:16 am
Murmu highlights India’s success story in maiden address to nation

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu, in her maiden address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, talked about India’s vibrant democracy, success story of Covid vaccines, Atmanirbhar Bharat and the growth of the country’s economy after the pandemic. The President on Sunday said it is a cause of celebration “not only for all […] The post Murmu highlights India’s success story in maiden address to nation appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Aug 2022 10:29 pm
Odisha reports 488 new Covid cases, one more fatality

Bhubaneswar: At least 488 more people, including 144 children, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Sunday, taking the tally to 13,22,671, a Health department bulletin said. The State had logged 403 infections on Saturday. The toll rose to 9,155 as a 24-year-old woman succumbed to the disease in Rayagada. Fifty-three other patients have died […] The post Odisha reports 488 new Covid cases, one more fatality appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Aug 2022 4:21 pm
Akasa Air founder, top broker Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away

Mumbai: Top broker-investor and founder of the recently-launched Akasa Air Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away in Breach Candy hospital here on Sunday morning. A Chartered Accountant by qualification and training, he was 62 and is survived by his wife Rekha and three children. Often referred to as the ‘King of Bulls’ in the stock markets, Jhunjhunwala’s […] The post Akasa Air founder, top broker Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Aug 2022 3:53 pm
Koraput Central University opens centre to impart digital literacy to tribal students

Koraput: To improve digital skills and literacy among tribal youth, the Central University of Odisha launched tribal digital literacy programme on its campus in collaboration with Forum for Integrated Development and Research (FIDR), Bhubaneswar. The unit will be operational at the Centre for Tribal Welfare and Community Development (CTWCD) of the university at Koraput to […] The post Koraput Central University opens centre to impart digital literacy to tribal students appeared first on Dinali

14 Aug 2022 3:15 pm
From Qutub Minar to Charminar, ASI monuments lit up in ‘Tiranga’ theme

When the architectural marvel is painted with #Tricolour ! The Iconic #Konark Sun Temple in #Odisha illuminated with the #Tiranga to commemorate #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav.#HarGharTirangaAabhiyan #AmritMahotsav @narendramodi,@MinOfCultureGoI,@ASIGoI,@dpradhanbjp,@AshwiniVaishnaw pic.twitter.com/JMRqCRs5iB — PIB in Odisha (@PIBBhubaneswar) August 13, 2022 New Delhi: From Sher Shah Suri’s Tomb in Bihar to Qutub Minar in Delhi, a large number of ASI monuments across […] The post From Qutub Minar t

14 Aug 2022 2:52 am
PM felicitates India’s Commonwealth Games contingent

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday felicitated the Indian contingent, which returned from the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with 61 medals, including 22 gold. The Prime Minister congratulated the players and coaches for their stupendous performance. He welcomed the athletes and coaches and expressed immense pride in the accomplishments of India’s athletes. The […] The post PM felicitates India’s Commonwealth Games contingent appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Aug 2022 1:04 am
Two judges of Orissa High Court sworn in

Cuttack: Judges designate Gouri Shankar Satpathy and Chittaranjan Dash were sworn in as the judges of Orissa High Court at a function here on Saturday. Orissa High Court Chief Justice S Muralidhar administered the oath of office to the judges designate. Several dignitaries of the State were present at the swearing-in ceremony. With this, the […] The post Two judges of Orissa High Court sworn in appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Aug 2022 12:33 am
Organ donation is a priceless life saving gift: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday stressed the need to raise awareness on organ donation and encourage people to pledge to donate their organs after death to save precious lives. The Chief Minister said organ donation brings hope to many families. Saving another’s life is the greatest virtue. Organ donation is a brave and […] The post Organ donation is a priceless life saving gift: Naveen appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 11:15 pm
Murmu to address nation on eve of Independence Day

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu will address the nation on the eve of the 75th Independence Day on August 14. This will be her first address after assuming the office of the President. The address will be broadcast from 7 pm on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all […] The post Murmu to address nation on eve of Independence Day appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 10:39 pm
403 new Covid cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,22,183 on Saturday as 403 more people, including 48 children, tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 9,154 as there was no new death. Fifty-three other patients have died due to comorbidities so far, the Health department said. The State had […] The post 403 new Covid cases in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 7:36 pm
Salman Rushdie put on ventilator

New York: Author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed at a literary event in New York state, is currently on a ventilator and unable to speak, according to his agent. In a statement late Friday night, Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wylie said: “The news is not good… Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his […] The post Salman Rushdie put on ventilator appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 5:26 pm
Twin threats of flood & depression for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha may encounter a low level of flood in the Mahanadi river basin following heavy downpour in the upper catchment areas and high water inflow in the Hirakud reservoir, officials said on Saturday. The situation may get exacerbated as another low pressure area has formed over northern Bay of Bengal and may intensify into […] The post Twin threats of flood & depression for Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 4:55 pm
Odisha rivers in spate, more showers likely in next two days

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: Almost all rivers across Odisha are in spate owing to torrential rain earlier this week, but the State Government on Friday rejected possibility of flood for now. It has, however, put several districts on alert in the wake of an IMD forecast of another spell of heavy showers in the next two days due […] The post Odisha rivers in spate, more showers likely in next two days appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 3:16 am
Odisha Cabinet approves Rs 2,808 crore for millet mission

Bhubaneswar: In a major initiative to boost tribal empowerment in the State, Odisha Government on Friday approved Rs 2,808.40 crore for implementation ofMillet Mission for six years from 2021-22 to 2026-27. The approval was accorded at the State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Officials said 16 major decisions relating to the departments […] The post Odisha Cabinet approves Rs 2,808 crore for millet mission appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 2:35 am
Odisha Cabinet approves drinking water projects worth over Rs 1,200 cr

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet on Friday approved rural piped water supply projects worth more than Rs 1,200 crore for three districts. The Cabinet, in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has approved the tender amounting to Rs 501.85 crore for execution of mega piped water supply project to provide safe drinking water in Dhenkanal […] The post Odisha Cabinet approves drinking water projects worth over Rs 1,200 cr appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 12:54 am
Odisha Govt to distribute free kit to newly-wed couples

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government will provide a free kit — equipped with contraceptives and condoms — to newlywed couples under a Central Government initiative, Mission Parivar Vikas, an official said on Friday. Called ‘Nayi Pahal’ or ‘Nabadampati’ kit, it will be distributed by ASHA workers and will also carry brochures, guidelines and other important literature on […] The post Odisha Govt to distribute free kit to newly-wed couples appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Aug 2022 12:25 am
Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage at NY event

New York: Controversial author Salman Rushdie, whose fourth book ‘The Satanic Verses’ brought him to notoriety in 1988 and led to death threats against him for blasphemy, was stabbed while participating in an event in New York, media reports said. He was flown to a hospital after purportedly being stabbed in the neck, according to […] The post Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage at NY event appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 11:32 pm
AIIMS Bhubaneswar ED Ashutosh Biswas calls on Governor

Bhubaneswar: AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr Ashutosh Biswas called on Governor Ganeshi Lal at Raj Bhavan here on Friday. During the meeting, Dr Biswas apprised the Governor of several developmental issues pertaining to patient care at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. The Governor appreciated the comprehensive approach of AIIMS Bhubaneswar towards society. “It was an enlightening meeting with […] The post AIIMS Bhubaneswar ED Ashutosh Biswas calls on Governor appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 9:33 pm
Odisha reports 583 Covid cases, 1 death

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 583 new COVID-19 cases, including 126 children, on Friday, pushing the tally to 13,21,780, a Health department bulletin said. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 9,154 as a 75-year-old man succumbed to the pathogen in Kendrapara district. The State had logged 530 infections and a fatality on Thursday. Sundargarh district reported the […] The post Odisha reports 583 Covid cases, 1 death appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 8:12 pm
ASI writes to SJTA to open ‘Bhitara Ratna Bhandar’

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has urged the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to open “Bhitara Ratna Bhandar” of the 12th-century shrine in Puri. The superintending archaeologist of ASI, in a letter to the chief administrator of the SJTA, said the inner chamber of the “Ratna Bhandar” should be opened to inspect its […] The post ASI writes to SJTA to open ‘Bhitara Ratna Bhandar’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 6:31 pm
Orange alert of torrential rain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There will be no respite for rain-battered Odisha as the Met office on Friday warned of another spell of heavy showers for the next two days due to the possible formation of a new low pressure area. The weather system is set to form over north Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours […] The post Orange alert of torrential rain in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 5:56 pm
Naveen inaugurates 2 irrigation projects in Murmu’s home district

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated Subarnarekha and Deo irrigation projects during his hour-long visit to Mayurbhanj, the home district of President Droupadi Murmu and wooed tribals. He said several welfare schemes of BJD Government have been successful due to proper coordination with the tribal people. “The State could make progress through education […] The post Naveen inaugurates 2 irrigation projects in Murmu’s home district appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 5:28 pm
PM congratulates Dhankhar on taking oath as Vice-President

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar on taking oath as the 14th Vice-President of India. In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said: “Attended the oath-taking ceremony of Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji. I congratulate him on becoming India’s Vice-President and wish him the very best for a fruitful tenure.” President Droupadi […] The post PM congratulates Dhankhar on taking oath as Vice-President appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 1:23 am
Alarnath temple to be developed for pilgrims, tourists, sevayats

Bhubaneswar: The famous Alarnath temple at Brahmagiri, located 20 km from Puri, will be developed with proper facilities for pilgrims, tourists and sevayats. Secretary to Chief Minister (5T) V K Pandian, who on Thursday visited Alarnath temple at the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, asked the officials to draw up a master plan for […] The post Alarnath temple to be developed for pilgrims, tourists, sevayats appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 12:44 am
Union Minister agrees to allocate 8 lakh houses to Odisha under PMAY

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh has agreed to allocate additional 8 lakh houses to Odisha under PMAY scheme. This was decided at a meeting held between Singh and State Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Minister Pradip Kumar Amat in the presence of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi […] The post Union Minister agrees to allocate 8 lakh houses to Odisha under PMAY appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Aug 2022 12:02 am
HC directs Odisha Govt to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation for schoolgirl’s death

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court directed the State Government on Thursday to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the father of a seven-year-old girl for her “avoidable” death due to a wall collapse at a school in Keonjhar district nine years ago. A division bench, headed by Chief Justice S Muralidhar, said the responsibility […] The post HC directs Odisha Govt to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation for schoolgirl’s death appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Aug 2022 9:57 pm
Nigerian arrested for honey-trapping man from Balasore

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police arrested a Nigerian from New Delhi for allegedly cheating a Balasore man of Rs 30 lakh by honey-trapping him, police officials said on Thursday. The accused, identified as Samson Emeke Alika, has been arrested based on a case registered at cyber and economic offence police station, Balasore. Alika was staying in a […] The post Nigerian arrested for honey-trapping man from Balasore appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Aug 2022 8:42 pm
Odisha signs pact with ocean tech institute for protecting coastline

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Institute of Ocean Technology for protection of its coasts. The MoU was signed between Water Resources Department Engineer in Chief B K Mishra and Dr G A Ramdass, Director, NIOT, Chennai, on Wednesday. “The State Government is taking all possible measures for disaster […] The post Odisha signs pact with ocean tech institute for protecting coastline appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Aug 2022 8:15 pm
Heavy rain warning in Odisha over another low pressure

୧୩ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ବେଳକୁ ଆଉ ଏକ ଲଘୁଚାପ ସମ୍ଭାବନା ୧୩ ଏବଂ ୧୪ ତାରିଖରେ ସର୍ବାଧିକ ପ୍ରଭାବ, ରାଜ୍ୟରେ ବିସ୍ତୃତି ବର୍ଷା ସହ କିଛି ଜିଲ୍ଲାରେ ପ୍ରବଳରୁ ଅତି ପ୍ରବଳ ବର୍ଷା, ପ୍ରଭାବରେ ପାହାଡିଆ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ଭୂସ୍ଖଳନ , ଅକସ୍ମାତ ବନ୍ୟା, ତଳ

11 Aug 2022 6:17 pm
530 new Covid cases, 1 more death in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,21,197 on Thursday as 530 more people, including 123 children, tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The toll rose to 9,153 as an 80-year-old man succumbed to the disease in Bhadrak district. The State had logged 653 infections and a fatality on Wednesday. Sundargarh reported the […] The post 530 new Covid cases, 1 more death in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Aug 2022 4:58 pm
Odisha Juggernauts announce co-captains for Ultimate Kho Kho League

Pune: Odisha’s Kho Kho franchise “Odisha Juggernauts” on Wednesday announced Ekalavya awardees Milind Dilip Chavarekar and Dipesh Vijay More as the captains of the team for the Ultimate Kho Kho League, starting August 14, at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Pune. The captains were announced by Head Coach of Odisha Juggernauts Ashwani Kumar Sharma […] The post Odisha Juggernauts announce co-captains for Ultimate Kho Kho League appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Aug 2022 2:54 am
BJP makes Sunil Bansal in-charge of Odisha, Bengal, Telangana

New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday appointed Sunil Bansal, one of the party’s key election managers, as its national general secretary and in-charge of three Opposition-ruled States — West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana — in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in 2024. Bansal, who was the party’s general secretary (organisation) in Uttar Pradesh, […] The post BJP makes Sunil Bansal in-charge of Odisha, Bengal, Telangana appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Aug 2022 2:00 am
Odisha Excise, police seize 24 gold biscuits, Rs 1.22 cr unaccounted cash

Berhampur: State Excise department sleuths along with Odisha Police have recovered unaccounted cash of nearly Rs 1.22 crore and 24 gold biscuits from Ganjam district during search operations against cannabis smuggling, officials said on Wednesday. The unaccounted cash was seized from Dashrath Shaukar (35), a resident of Sangli in Maharashtra, while the gold biscuits weighing […] The post Odisha Excise, police seize 24 gold biscuits, Rs 1.22 cr unaccounted cash appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Aug 2022 12:39 am
Landslide on NH 53 in Sambalpur disrupts traffic

Sambalpur: Traffic movement on National Highway 53 was affected on Wednesday due to a landslide in Sambalpur district, an official said. Boulders and debris blocked one part of the four-lane highway at Laxmi Dungri area due to the landslide following incessant rain. Vehicles were allowed to ply only on the opposite side of the affected […] The post Landslide on NH 53 in Sambalpur disrupts traffic appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 11:31 pm
Odisha Govt approves 10 investment proposals worth Rs 74K crore

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Wednesday accorded in-principle approval to 10 major industrial projects worth 74,620.18 crore, including Adani Enterprises Limited Alumina Refinery, which will generate employment opportunities for over 24,047 people in the State. The projects which got the State Government’s nod at High-Level Clearance Authority Committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik were […] The post Odisha Govt approves 10 investment proposals worth Rs 74K crore appea

10 Aug 2022 10:32 pm
AIIMS Bhubaneswar launches facilities to treat addiction patients

Bhubaneswar: AIIMS Bhubaneswar has started its own opioid substitution therapy (OST) centre and an acute care unit to strengthen treatment for addiction and severely-ill psychiatric patients, respectively. The OST centre aims to cater to 150-200 patients on a day-to-day basis. It will be a major boon to reach out to this neglected population in Odisha, […] The post AIIMS Bhubaneswar launches facilities to treat addiction patients appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 10:00 pm
Naveen not to celebrate Raksha Bandhan due to Covid situation

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided not to celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan Ustav’ and urged people to remain alert during the festival, a CMO official said on Wednesday. Naveen has urged party leaders, workers and other well-wishers not to visit his residence on the occasion on Thursday as […] The post Naveen not to celebrate Raksha Bandhan due to Covid situation appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 8:47 pm
Bridges cave in, traffic disrupted as heavy rains pound Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Torrential rain battered several districts of Odisha, leading to collapse of some bridges over swollen rivers and disrupting road connectivity, officials said on Wednesday. A depression, which lay above Odisha a day ago, weakened into a well-marked low pressure area (Lopar) over Chhattisgarh and east Madhya Pradesh at 5.30 am, the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre […] The post Bridges cave in, traffic disrupted as heavy rains pound Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 8:14 pm
Nitish takes oath as Bihar CM for 8th time

Patna: A day after announcing a new grand alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and other Opposition parties after breaking away from the BJP, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath as the Bihar Chief Minister for the eighth time. Along with him, Tejashwi Yadav, the RJD leader, took the oath of Deputy CM. A swearing-in […] The post Nitish takes oath as Bihar CM for 8th time appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 6:30 pm
653 new Covid cases, 1 death in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,20,667 on Wednesday as 653 more people, including 128 children, tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The toll rose to 9,152 as a 67-year-old man succumbed to the pathogen in Balasore district. The State had logged 487 infections on Wednesday. Sundargarh district reported the highest number […] The post 653 new Covid cases, 1 death in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 6:12 pm
BJD, Congress reject Shah’s claim of BJP forming next govt in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Congress and BJD on Tuesday rejected Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s assertion that the BJP will form the next government in Odisha. During a visit to the State on Monday, the senior BJP leader expressed confidence that the party will form government at the Centre and in Odisha after the next Lok Sabha […] The post BJD, Congress reject Shah’s claim of BJP forming next govt in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 5:52 pm
FBI searches Donald Trump’s Florida home

Washington: Former US president Donald Trump has said that his home in Florida has been “raided” by the FBI. “My beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump added on Monday in a statement released through his political action committee — […] The post FBI searches Donald Trump’s Florida home appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 2:36 am
Nitish, Tejashwi to be sworn in as CM, Deputy CM

Patna: Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan on Tuesday invited Nitish Kumar to form the government in Bihar again after the JD-U leader staked his claim and submitted the list of 165 MLAs supporting him. The swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar is scheduled at 2 pm on Wednesday at Rajendra Mandapam inside Raj Bhavan. Besides him, RJD […] The post Nitish, Tejashwi to be sworn in as CM, Deputy CM appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 2:13 am
Odisha Congress launches ‘Azadi Ki Gaurav Yatra’

Bhubaneswar: While highlighting the party’s role in the freedom struggle, Congress in Odisha on Tuesday launched “Azadi Ki Gaurav Yatra” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of country’s Independence. The Yatra, which will be held in all districts till August 14, aims at creating awareness among the young generation on the sacrifices made by the Congress […] The post Odisha Congress launches ‘Azadi Ki Gaurav Yatra’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 1:00 am
No parade on I-Day in Odisha due to Covid situation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has decided to celebrate Independence Day in a subdued manner without a ceremonial parade in the State because of the prevailing COVID-19 situation. There will be no parade and general public participation will be discouraged during the Independence Day celebrations, an official notification said. “In view of the COVID-19 pandemic in the […] The post No parade on I-Day in Odisha due to Covid situation appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Aug 2022 12:36 am
HC raps Odisha Govt over elephant poaching

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has asked the Director General of Police to submit an affidavit on how to tackle elephant poaching, which has assumed alarming proportions recently. The court expressed concern over the poor enforcement of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) in the State after the Forest department informed that at least 14 cases […] The post HC raps Odisha Govt over elephant poaching appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 11:46 pm
Odisha reports 487 new Covid cases, 2 more fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,20,014 on Tuesday as 487 more people, including 82 children, tested positive for the infection, a Health department bulletin said. The toll rose to 9,151 with one death each in Bhubaneswar and Sundargarh, it said. The State had logged 652 infections on Monday. Sundargarh reported the highest number of […] The post Odisha reports 487 new Covid cases, 2 more fatalities appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 11:20 pm
Woman tourist drowns in Puri

Bhubaneswar: A woman tourist died due to drowning after she was swept away while bathing in the sea at Puri on Tuesday, officials said. The incident took place when six friends were bathing near Digabareni area of Blue Flag beach around 11 am despite the sea being rough due to a depression over coastal Odisha. […] The post Woman tourist drowns in Puri appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 9:19 pm
Agriculture officer held for accepting Rs 1.5 lakh bribe

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested an officer of the Agriculture department from Bargarh while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh. Vigilance sources here said Pranaya Kumar Mantry, Assistant Agriculture Officer-cum-Fertiliser Inspector, Paikmal, in Bargarh district was arrested for accepting the bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from a fertiliser dealer threatening to cancel his […] The post Agriculture officer held for accepting Rs 1.5 lakh bribe appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 8:47 pm
Heavy rains batter Odisha amid depression

Bhubaneswar: Villages, agriculture fields and low-lying areas were flooded as rivers were in spate in several districts of Odisha on Tuesday after torrential rain pummeled the State, especially the southern region. A well-marked low pressure area over the northwest Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression and lay over coastal Odisha and about 85 km […] The post Heavy rains batter Odisha amid depression appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 4:20 pm
Vigilance detects 7 plots, 6 cars, 4 buildings from GST officer

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Monday unearthed six costly cars, seven plots, four multi-storeyed buildings and other valuable assets from the possession of Additional Commissioner, GST, Piyush Kanta Pani, officials said. On the allegation of possession of disproportionate assets, the Vigilance teams conducted simultaneous raids on Pani’s properties at seven places in Khurda, Cuttack and Jajpur […] The post Vigilance detects 7 plots, 6 cars, 4 buildings from GST officer appeared first on D

9 Aug 2022 3:44 am
Southern Odisha pounded by heavy rains

Bhubaneswar: Low-lying areas were inundated with rivers in spate as torrential rain pummeled southern Odisha on Monday due to a low pressure area, which is set to concentrate into a depression. The well-marked weather system lies over northwest Bay of Bengal off the coasts of Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh, the Met office said. It […] The post Southern Odisha pounded by heavy rains appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 3:32 am
Odisha plans 300 bridge-cum-check dams

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has set a target to complete around 300 more bridge-cum-check dams in the financial year at a cost of over Rs 400 crore for irrigation, drinking water and other purposes. It is part of the Government’s plan in May to construct 1,000 such wire structures across the State in three years amid […] The post Odisha plans 300 bridge-cum-check dams appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 3:15 am
Gender equity curriculum in Odisha Govt schools soon

Bhubaneswar: A gender equity curriculum will be integrated into the syllabus for students across Government schools in Odisha to transform their attitudes, aspirations and behaviour. The School and Mass Education department signed a memorandum of understanding with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-Pal), South Asia, and women rights’ organisation Breakthrough in Bhubaneswar on Monday. […] The post Gender equity curriculum in Odisha Govt schools soon appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 2:58 am
Media should promote national integration: Naveen

Cuttack: Media should promote national integration and communal harmony to “uphold our great cultural heritage and moral values,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday. Speaking at the 75th foundation day of Odia daily Prajatantra, Naveen said the media should discharge its duty without fear or favour. He said since media runs on the basis […] The post Media should promote national integration: Naveen appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 2:32 am
BJP will form govt in Odisha next time: Amit Shah

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday claimed that the BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come back to power at the Centre with two-thirds majority in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Shah, who is considered the party’s chief strategist, also expressed confidence that the party will form the government […] The post BJP will form govt in Odisha next time: Amit Shah appeared first on Dinalipi .

9 Aug 2022 12:45 am
‘Achhe Din’ have arrived in Odisha, says Amit Shah

Bhubaneswar: Shortly after BJP and BJD supporters started a war of slogans during a non-political programme on Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah made it clear that the Centre seeks to develop Odisha in cooperation with the State Government. Shah, sharing dais with BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, also said that with a […] The post ‘Achhe Din’ have arrived in Odisha, says Amit Shah appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 10:30 pm
82.1 per cent students clear Plus 2 Arts exam

Bhubaneswar: More than 82 per cent of the Arts students passed the Annual Higher Secondary Examination, whose results were announced by the Council of Higher Secondary Education on Monday. Around 2.1 lakh Arts students appeared for the Plus 2 exam, which was held between April 28 and May 31. As many as 62,734 students secured […] The post 82.1 per cent students clear Plus 2 Arts exam appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 8:19 pm
Aparajita alleges breach of protocol during Amit Shah’s arrival

Bhubaneswar: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi has taken strong exception to what she said was a breach of protocol after arrival of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Odisha. In a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the BJP MP, who is also the party’s national spokesperson, drew the attention of Naveen to the inappropriate reception […] The post Aparajita alleges breach of protocol during Amit Shah’s arrival appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 5:22 pm
Amit Shah offers prayer at Lingaraj temple

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Odisha, offered prayers at Lingaraj temple this morning, the last Monday of holy Odia month Shrawan. Shah spent about 20 minutes on the temple premises and offered a special puja. Before leaving the temple, Shah signed the visitors’ book maintained by his family […] The post Amit Shah offers prayer at Lingaraj temple appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 4:42 pm
Amit Shah arrives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived here at Biju Patnaik International Airport during which he will attend the 75th anniversary function of an Odia daily and launch a book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among other programmes. State BJP president Samir Mohanty, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi and other State leaders received Shah, who arrived […] The post Amit Shah arrives in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 11:00 am
CWG Women’s T20: India clinch silver after losing to Australia by 9 runs

Birmingham: A captain’s knock from Harmanpreet Kaur and some terrific bowling as well as fielding performance wasn’t enough for India to get the gold medal in women’s T20 Cricket in 2022 Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston on Sunday. Harmanpreet made 65 off 43 balls and also shared a 96-run stand for third wicket with Jemimah Rodrigues. […] The post CWG Women’s T20: India clinch silver after losing to Australia by 9 runs appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 2:50 am
CWG 2022: Indian women’s hockey team claims bronze with thrilling win over NZ

Birmingham: The Indian women’s hockey team claimed the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022 with a 2-1 win in shoot-out over New Zealand here on Sunday. In the regulation time, Salima Tete (29′) scored the winning goal for India, only for Olivia Merry (60′) to score a late goal for New Zealand and push […] The post CWG 2022: Indian women’s hockey team claims bronze with thrilling win over NZ appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 2:20 am
State Govt calls for greater convergence of stakeholders in handloom sector

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has called for greater convergence and joint efforts of stakeholders in the handloom sector to tide over the challenges faced by the industry, officials said on Sunday. State Development Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said resolving issues related to “drudgery and lack of marketing” can ensure progressive growth for the sector. Jena was […] The post State Govt calls for greater convergence of stakeholders in handloom sector appeared first on Dinalipi .

8 Aug 2022 12:33 am
Very heavy rainfall expected in Odisha as depression looms

Bhubaneswar: Parts of Odisha received very heavy rain on Sunday with the State still bracing for more downpour over the next three days due to a depression that is set to take shape over the Bay of Bengal. A low pressure area, formed on Saturday, has concentrated into a well-marked system over northwest Bay of […] The post Very heavy rainfall expected in Odisha as depression looms appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 11:52 pm
NITI meet: PM urges States to focus on 3Ts

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong case for modernising agriculture, animal husbandry and food-processing to help the country become self-sufficient and a global leader in the agriculture sector, even as some States demanded that the MSP mechanism be made more effective in case of pulses and oilseeds. The Prime Minister […] The post NITI meet: PM urges States to focus on 3Ts appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 9:45 pm
Allocate funds for disaster-proofing, Naveen urges Centre

New Delhi: Noting that Odisha is impacted by natural disasters almost every year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged the Centre to make it a special focus State and allocate funds for disaster-proofing. His remarks came at the seventh NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Team India” has shown […] The post Allocate funds for disaster-proofing, Naveen urges Centre appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 8:51 pm
Odisha logs 730 new Covid cases, two fresh fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,18,875 on Sunday as 730 more people, including 130 children, tested positive for the infection, while two fatalities pushed the toll to 9,148, a health bulletin said. The State had logged 836 infections on Saturday. Sundargarh district reported the highest number of fresh infections at 157, followed by 96 […] The post Odisha logs 730 new Covid cases, two fresh fatalities appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 8:00 pm
Odisha hikes duty call-up allowance for Home Guards

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Sunday announced a 38 per cent hike in the duty call-up allowance for Home Guards working under the State police. The decision to hike the duty call-up allowance by 38 per cent was taken at a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary after approval of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. After the […] The post Odisha hikes duty call-up allowance for Home Guards appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 2:15 pm
Stage set for Amit Shah’s maiden Odisha visit after becoming Home Minister

Bhubaneswar: Preparations are in full swing in Odisha to welcome Home Minister Amit Shah who will reach Bhubaneswar on Sunday night. The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are bedecked with posters, banners and placards of Shah, who will visit the State for the first time after becoming the Home Minister. Shah’s programmes will start […] The post Stage set for Amit Shah’s maiden Odisha visit after becoming Home Minister appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 1:40 pm
CWG 2022: Indian men’s hockey team edge out SA to reach final

Birmingham: The Indian men’s hockey team set itself for its third medal ever in the Commonwealth Games as it made it to the final, prevailing over South Africa 3-2 in a closely-fought semifinal here on Saturday. India, who won silver medals in the 2010 and 2014 editions of the games, was expected to romp to […] The post CWG 2022: Indian men’s hockey team edge out SA to reach final appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 3:01 am
CWG 2022: Wrestlers Dahiya, Phogat, Naveen win gold

Birmingham: Olympic silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya, star woman grappler Vinesh Phogat and 19-year-old wrestler Naveen claimed gold medals as the Indian juggernaut gathered pace on the shoulder of the mighty wrestlers as athletes Avinash Sable and Priyanka Goswami broke new grounds at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Fellow wrestlers Pooja Sihag and […] The post CWG 2022: Wrestlers Dahiya, Phogat, Naveen win gold appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 2:42 am
ED grills Sanjay Raut, wife in Patra Chawl scam case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is grilling Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and his wife Varsha Raut in connection with the Prevention of Money Laundering case pertaining to Patra Chawl land scam case. Raut is already in ED custody while his wife was summoned to join the investigation last Thursday. Varsha was summoned after […] The post ED grills Sanjay Raut, wife in Patra Chawl scam case appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 2:22 am
Heavy rainfall warning during next 3 days in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Intense spells of rain pummeled Bhubaneswar, Puri and several other parts of Odisha on Saturday, leading to waterlogging in low-lying areas and traffic congestion. The Met Department issued an orange warning of very heavy to extremely heavy rain during the next three days as a low pressure area had formed over the northwest Bay […] The post Heavy rainfall warning during next 3 days in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

7 Aug 2022 12:03 am
Amit Shah to arrive in Odisha on Sunday

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to arrive in Odisha on Sunday, a BJP leader said on Saturday. Shah will land at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at 10 pm on August 7 and will spend the night here. On Monday morning, he will offer prayers at Lingaraj Temple as it is […] The post Amit Shah to arrive in Odisha on Sunday appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 10:35 pm
Jagdeep Dhankhar elected 16th Vice-President

New Delhi: Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was on Saturday elected as the 16th Vice-President of India. The Election Commission announced that Dhankhar, the NDA nominee, emerged victorious in the Vice-Presidential election in which he was pitted against the Opposition’s candidate Margaret Alva. As the term of incumbent Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu ends on […] The post Jagdeep Dhankhar elected 16th Vice-President appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 9:54 pm
Amit Shah to visit Odisha on Monday

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will undertake a day-long tour of Odisha on August 8 during which he will visit the birth place of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and attend the 75th anniversary of ‘Prajatantra’, a vernacular daily. After arriving in Bhubaneswar, Shah will pay obeisance at Shree Lingaraj temple and then proceed […] The post Amit Shah to visit Odisha on Monday appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 5:12 pm
Heavy rain batters parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Intense spells of rain pummeled Bhubaneswar, Puri and several other parts of Odisha on Saturday, leading to waterlogging in low-lying areas. The temple town of Puri recorded 87 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 11.30 am, while Bhubaneswar received 24.6 mm of rain during the period, the Met office said. Several roads in […] The post Heavy rain batters parts of Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 4:44 pm
Mahima Mishra’s son Charchit arrested by CBI in bribery case

New Delhi: The CBI has arrested Charchit Mishra, the younger son of noted industrialist and Orissa Stevedores Ltd MD Mahimananda Mishra, in connection with the alleged payment of Rs 25 lakh bribe to an official of Paradip Port Trust, agency officials said on Saturday. The agency also took into custody a builder, Sisir Kumar Das, […] The post Mahima Mishra’s son Charchit arrested by CBI in bribery case appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 4:07 pm
Chief Secy reviews diarrhoea situation, asks collectors to intensify awareness drive

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government directed all collectors on Friday to make proper arrangements to stop the spread of diarrhoea, which has engulfed seven districts so far. At least 17 people have recently died and 680 people have been infected in the districts of Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Subarnapur, Nuapada, Gajapati and Jharsuguda. Fifty-three people are undergoing treatment […] The post Chief Secy reviews diarrhoea situation, asks collectors to intensify awareness drive appeared first on

6 Aug 2022 3:27 am
Odisha Mineral Exploration signs agreement for resource mapping

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited has joined hands with a consortium for better exploration of hidden resources and establishing potential blocks of various commodities. The exploration will be conducted by using the latest technology of international standards, according to a statement issued by the State-run unit on Friday. Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) Managing Director […] The post Odisha Mineral Exploration signs agreement for resource mapping appeared first on

6 Aug 2022 3:10 am
CWG 2022: Bajrang, Sakshi, Deepak bag gold each on another successful day for India

Birmingham: Olympic bronze medallists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik came up with authoritative wins and upcoming star Deepak Punia added a third gold to the country’s Commonwealth Games tally as India asserted its supremacy on the wrestling mat to win six medals at Victoria Park Arena at Coventry on Friday. Anshu Malik lost in the […] The post CWG 2022: Bajrang, Sakshi, Deepak bag gold each on another successful day for India appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 2:46 am
EMIs to rise as RBI hikes interest rate again

Mumbai: Home, auto and other loan EMIs are set to rise further after RBI on Friday raised the key interest rate by 50 basis points, the third straight increase since May in an effort to cool stubbornly high inflation. The increase in lending rate or the repurchase rate (repo) by 50 bps to 5.40 per […] The post EMIs to rise as RBI hikes interest rate again appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 12:51 am
Vigilance unearths huge property from PE Teacher in Ganjam

Bhubaneswar: The sleuths of Vigilance department detected huge amount of properties from the possession of a Physical Education Teacher (PET) of a school in Ganjam district during a raid on Friday. Sources here said following allegation of acquisition of disproportionate assets by Danardan Sahu, PET of Sri Dibyasimha Bidyapitha, Jayantipur, under Jarada police station, simultaneous […] The post Vigilance unearths huge property from PE Teacher in Ganjam appeared first on Dinalipi .

6 Aug 2022 12:17 am
Delhi Police releases all Congress MPs after six hours of detention

New Delhi: Delhi Police released all the Congress MPs who were detained earlier on Friday during Congress’ protest march in the national capital. The Congress MPs were released after being detained for almost six hours for protesting peacefully and democratically against price rise, unemployment and GST, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said. As many as […] The post Delhi Police releases all Congress MPs after six hours of detention appeared first on Dinalipi .

5 Aug 2022 10:40 pm