Netaji’s statue at India Gate to be 25 feet high: NMAG Director

Bhubaneswar: The proposed grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate in the national capital will be 25 feet high and made of granite stone, Director General of National Modern Art Gallery, New Delhi, Adwaita Gadanayak said. Gadanayak expressed his happiness for getting an opportunity for carving the statue of […] The post Netaji’s statue at India Gate to be 25 feet high: NMAG Director appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jan 2022 3:00 am
Manohar Parrikar’s son to quit BJP, contest Goa polls as Independent candidate

Panaji: Rejecting the BJP’s efforts to arrive at a compromise, former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal Parrikar said on Friday that he would resign from the saffron party and contest as an Independent candidate for the February 14 polls from the Panaji Assembly constituency, which was formerly represented by his father. Addressing a […] The post Manohar Parrikar’s son to quit BJP, contest Goa polls as Independent candidate appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jan 2022 2:23 am
Malan, de Kock half-centuries lead SA to series win over India

Paarl: Half centuries by Janneman Malan (91 off 108) and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock (78 off 66) helped South Africa defeat India by seven wickets in the second ODI at Boland Park on Friday. The win also means South Africa go 2-0 up and clinch the ODI series with the final match at Cape Town […] The post Malan, de Kock half-centuries lead SA to series win over India appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jan 2022 1:09 am
Over 2.29 lakh candidates file nomination papers for panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: Over 2.29 lakh candidates have filed their nomination papers for upcoming panchayat elections in Odisha, an official said on Friday. The process of nomination filing started on January 17 and ended on Friday. The elections will be held for 91,913 members of wards, 6,793 of panchayat samitis, 853 of zilla parishads and 6,794 sarpanches. […] The post Over 2.29 lakh candidates file nomination papers for panchayat polls appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jan 2022 12:43 am
Tudu accused of assaulting officers, Minister denies charge

Baripada: A complaint was filed against Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu on Friday for allegedly assaulting two senior Odisha Government officials at the BJP district office here. Tudu has vehemently denied the charge against him as “false and baseless.” One of the two assaulted officers has lodged a formal complaint with the police against Tudu and […] The post Tudu accused of assaulting officers, Minister denies charge appeared first on Dinalipi .

22 Jan 2022 12:26 am
No network, no vote: 5 panchayats boycott poll

Bhubaneswar: Voting is one of the biggest powers a citizen possesses to usher change. Sometimes, abstaining from it can also be a way to achieve desired goals. No one from five gram panchayats in Deogarh district filed nominations for the next month’s polls as they decided to boycott it over the absence of mobile network, […] The post No network, no vote: 5 panchayats boycott poll appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jan 2022 11:36 pm
Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate merged with National War Memorial flame

New Delhi: Amar Jawan Jyoti at iconic India Gate was merged with the flame at the National War Memorial in a military ceremony followed by a parade on Friday. The torch, bearing the flames from Amar Jawan Jyoti, was carried and merged with National War Memorial in a full military tradition. Soldiers from tri services […] The post Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate merged with National War Memorial flame appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jan 2022 7:00 pm
Odisha logs 9,833 new Covid cases, 6 deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Friday reported a slight dip in fresh COVID-19 cases, as 9,833 more people tested positive for the virus, raising the tally to 11,87,295, the Health department said in a bulletin. The death toll mounted to 8,507 with six new fatalities, including two in Cuttack, it said. The State had on Thursday logged […] The post Odisha logs 9,833 new Covid cases, 6 deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jan 2022 6:28 pm
BSF women bikers set to steal limelight at Republic Day parade

New Delhi: As India will flaunt its military might and cultural diversity during the Republic Day parade this year, a team of Border Security Force’s Seema Bhawani Motorcycle Team will offer a spectacular display of their power by performing daredevil stunts on motorcycles. In 2016, the BSF was assigned with the responsibility to raise all […] The post BSF women bikers set to steal limelight at Republic Day parade appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jan 2022 2:43 am
ED conducts raids in Cuttack, arrests bizman in PMLA case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has carried out search operations at various premises of a Cuttack-based businessman Pawan Kumar Jajodia in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case. The official said that during the searches, various incriminating documents were seized by them indicating the proceeds of crime. “Documents related […] The post ED conducts raids in Cuttack, arrests bizman in PMLA case appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jan 2022 2:04 am
Panchayat poll: BJD, BJP, Cong to go for consensus candidates in area bordering AP

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to thwart the “attempts of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to meddle” in the upcoming panchayat polls in the contentious Kotia area, three major political parties of Odisha, including BJD and BJP, on Thursday decided to select consensus candidates in that border region. The Congress is the third party besides the ruling Biju […] The post Panchayat poll: BJD, BJP, Cong to go for consensus candidates in area bordering AP appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jan 2022 12:57 am
NABARD sanctions Rs 951cr for 176 road projects in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Thursday sanctioned Rs 951 crore for Odisha Government for the construction of 176 rural roads. The assistance has been sanctioned under the the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for 176 rural road projects in all 30 districts of the State, NABARD Chief General Manager, […] The post NABARD sanctions Rs 951cr for 176 road projects in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

21 Jan 2022 12:34 am
Odisha gears up to host 2022 Odisha Open international badminton tournament

Bhubaneswar: The State Government has geared up to host 2022 Odisha Open, the inaugural edition of BWF international badminton tournament which will see over 300 players from 18 countries vie for top honours. The 2022 Odisha Open is a BWF Super 100 tournament and no spectators will be allowed to be present at the events […] The post Odisha gears up to host 2022 Odisha Open international badminton tournament appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 11:46 pm
‘Auction’ of Sarpanch post: SEC says none should be obstructed from contesting polls

Bhubaneswar: State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi on Thursday asked the Balangir Collector to ensure that no willing person is obstructed from filing nomination for the post of Sarpanch of Bileisarda gram panchayat. The order came in the backdrop of an allegation of auction for the post of Sarpanch at Bileisarda gram panchayat for Rs […] The post ‘Auction’ of Sarpanch post: SEC says none should be obstructed from contesting polls appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 10:41 pm
India successfully test fires new version of Brahmos missile

BrahMos Missile was successfully test fired from ITR, Chandipur today. The mission validated many new indigenous systems successfully demonstrating enhanced capabilities. #MakeinIndia@DefenceMinIndia@BrahmosMissile@SpokespersonMoD#AtmaNirbharBharat pic.twitter.com/bHS7t24gSd — DRDO (@DRDO_India) January 20, 2022 New Delhi: India on Thursday successfully carried out test fire of Brahmos missile with enhanced capabilities. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in a statement,

20 Jan 2022 6:57 pm
Bulli Bai app case: Mumbai cops arrest MBA graduate in Odisha

Mumbai: The cyber police of Mumbai Crime Branch on Thursday arrested a 28-year-old man from Odisha in connection with the case of Bulli Bai app, which targeted Muslim women by putting up their images online for “auction,” an official said. The accused, identified as Neeraj Singh, is an MBA degree holder. He was involved in […] The post Bulli Bai app case: Mumbai cops arrest MBA graduate in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 6:35 pm
Panchayat poll: SEC asks DGP to enforce Covid norms during nomination filing

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission on Thursday instructed Director General of Police Sunil Kumar Bansal to ensure strict enforcement of COVID protocols during campaign and nomination filing by candidates for upcoming panchayat elections. In a letter to the DGP, SEC Secretary R N Sahu said people are assembling in large numbers during the nomination filing […] The post Panchayat poll: SEC asks DGP to enforce Covid norms during nomination filing appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 5:49 pm
BSF to launch Boat Ambulance service in Swabhimaan Anchal on Jan 26

Bhubaneswar: Border Security Force will launch a Boat Ambulance service to provide medical facilities to the villagers of Swabhimaan Anchal in Malkangiri district on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26. The BSF, the first line of defence, was deployed in Odisha in October 2010 in Koraput and Malkangiri districts as both the districts […] The post BSF to launch Boat Ambulance service in Swabhimaan Anchal on Jan 26 appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 2:47 am
Court acquits all 6 accused in Guna Simhari murder case

Puri: The first additional district sessions judge of Puri Rajkishore Lenka on Wednesday acquitted all six accused chargesheeted in the murder of Guna Simhari. According to prosecution, six persons allegedly gunned down one Bhagaban Mohapatra alias Guna near Manikarnika Sahi on September 12, 2012. Police arrested six persons, including Krushnachandra Pratihari and Sarbeswar Apat (two […] The post Court acquits all 6 accused in Guna Simhari murder case appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 1:06 am
1st ODI: Van der Dussen, Bavuma star in S Africa’s 31-run win over India

Paarl: Riding on fantastic centuries by Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen along with some fine bowling efforts, South Africa beat India by 31 runs in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at Boland Park, here on Wednesday. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, South […] The post 1st ODI: Van der Dussen, Bavuma star in S Africa’s 31-run win over India appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 12:39 am
Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Aparna joins BJP

New Delhi: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav on Wednesday joined the BJP just three weeks ahead of the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh. She joined the BJP in the presence of Uttar Pradesh State unit president Swatantra Dev Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and BJP media department head Anil Baluni […] The post Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Aparna joins BJP appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Jan 2022 12:23 am
SEC bans liquor sale 48 hours before panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday imposed a ban on the sale and distribution of liquor 48 hours before the commencement of the panchayat elections. The three-tier panchayat poll in the State will be held in five phases on February 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24. SEC secretary R N Sahoo, in a […] The post SEC bans liquor sale 48 hours before panchayat polls appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 11:47 pm
Odisha logs 11,607 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday recorded 11,607 new COVID-19 cases, 521 more than the previous day, with the tally rising to 11,67,094, a Health department bulletin said. The death toll mounted to 8,494 with six fresh COVID fatalities, the highest single-day count in more than three months, it said. Fifty-three other coronavirus-positive patients have died due […] The post Odisha logs 11,607 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 8:31 pm
BJD delegation meets SEC, seeks removal of hoardings

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission has recommended suspension of a college principal and a sub-divisional police officer for alleged violation of COVID protocols and the model code of conduct for panchayat polls, an official said on Wednesday. The SEC recommendation was based on a report from the Kendrapara District Collector, he said. The District Collector […] The post BJD delegation meets SEC, seeks removal of hoardings appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 8:14 pm
Odisha starts trial run of ‘OmiSure’ kits for detection of Omicron variant

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has received 30,000 OmiSure testing kits, which will be used on trial run basis in four towns of the State to detect the Omicron variant of Covid-19, an official said on Wednesday. Odisha is the first State in India to place an order for OmiSure kits. It had placed orders to procure […] The post Odisha starts trial run of ‘OmiSure’ kits for detection of Omicron variant appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 7:07 pm
Live pangolin seized in Bolangir, one arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police has seized one live pangolin and arrested one wildlife criminal in Bolangir district, police said on Wednesday. “STF, with the help of Bolangir forest officials, seized/rescued one live pangolin near Baragaon, Bolangir. One accused was arrested. Further investigation is on,” the STF informed. According to police […] The post Live pangolin seized in Bolangir, one arrested appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 6:18 pm
Odisha to focus on IEC campaign against Covid

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Tuesday asked the officials to make Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign against Covid more prescriptive and useful for the people already infected by the virus. Reviewing the awareness building and IEC activities under implementation in the State, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said, “The prescriptive and service-oriented IEC campaign against […] The post Odisha to focus on IEC campaign against Covid appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 3:10 am
Rourkela among 15 winners of most ambitious urban innovations

New York: The industrial city of Rourkela is among the 15 winners, hailing from 13 nations, of a prestigious worldwide innovation competition, which recognised the cities for designing the boldest and most ambitious urban innovations to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies on Tuesday announced the 15 winning cities of the 2021-2022 Global […] The post Rourkela among 15 winners of most ambitious urban innovations appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 2:41 am
Vikram Dev Dutt named new CMD of Air India

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Vikram Dev Dutt was on Tuesday named as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Air India. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved Dutt’s appointment as the CMD of Air India in the rank and pay of an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. At present, Dutt, […] The post Vikram Dev Dutt named new CMD of Air India appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 2:21 am
3 killed in explosion onboard INS Ranvir

New Delhi/Mumbai: Three sailors were killed in a blast onboard the Indian Navy destroyer Ranvir on Tuesday when the warship was at the Mumbai Harbour. The identities of the deceased are yet to be disclosed. Source said several onboard were injured in the tragic incident. In a statement, the Indian Navy said, “In an unfortunate […] The post 3 killed in explosion onboard INS Ranvir appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 1:06 am
Naveen urges people not to panic over Covid resurgence

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the State can cope with the present coronavirus situation without hampering the livelihood of people. Asking people not to panic over COVID-19 resurgence, Naveen said the situation was completely under control as cases requiring hospital admissions this time was very low. “The number of fresh infections continues […] The post Naveen urges people not to panic over Covid resurgence appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Jan 2022 12:14 am
Panchayat poll: Principal suspended for violating Model Code

Kendrapara: The principal of Maa Tarini Higher Secondary School was placed under suspension for violating the Model Code of Conduct for the ensuing three-tier Panchayat elections 2022. Kendrapara Sub-Collector Niranjan Behera said Maa Tarini Higher Secondary School principal Bikash Chandra Das was placed under suspension with immediate effect by the Higher Education department as per […] The post Panchayat poll: Principal suspended for violating Model Code appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Jan 2022 10:55 pm
11,086 Covid cases in Odisha, positivity 15.62 per cent

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 11,086 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 597 more than the previous day, while four more patients died, the Health department said. The daily test positivity rate rose to 15.62 per cent from 14.96 as 70,990 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, a bulletin stated. Khurda district, where Bhubaneswar is located, […] The post 11,086 Covid cases in Odisha, positivity 15.62 per cent appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Jan 2022 8:58 pm
Year after voting in AP rural polls, Kotia villagers to vote in Odisha panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: A year after voting in the Andhra Pradesh rural elections, residents of disputed villages in Kotia gram panchayat area will now exercise their franchise in the upcoming Odisha panchayat elections. Andhra Pradesh Government had held rural elections in villages in Kotia gram panchayat area, claimed by both the States, in February last year despite […] The post Year after voting in AP rural polls, Kotia villagers to vote in Odisha panchayat polls appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Jan 2022 6:54 pm
SEC announces Rs 30 lakh ex gratia for Covid deaths during Panchayat poll duty

Bhubaneswar: As Covid-19 situation continues to prevail in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) has announced Rs 30 lakh ex gratia for Covid-19 death of any person engaged in Panchayat election duty in the State. In an order, the SEC said the ex gratia will be applicable to all civil persons including Government (both Centre […] The post SEC announces Rs 30 lakh ex gratia for Covid deaths during Panchayat poll duty appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Jan 2022 5:45 pm
Smart city Rourkela finds place in Top 10 cities

Bhubaneswar: Smart City Rourkela has won a place among Top 10 cities of India as part of the “Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge” under the aegis of the Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, official sources said on Monday. The winning cities announced by MoHUA also include Bengaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Kakinada, […] The post Smart city Rourkela finds place in Top 10 cities appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Jan 2022 3:16 am
Sarpanch post ‘auctioned’ in Bilesarda panchayat, SEC seeks report

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday asked the District Collector of Bolangir to submit a report on the alleged auction of the post of Sarpanch in Bilesarda gram panchayat. The SEC direction came in the wake of a media report where it was alleged that the Sarpanch for Bilesarda gram panchayat was nominated […] The post Sarpanch post ‘auctioned’ in Bilesarda panchayat, SEC seeks report appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Jan 2022 2:20 am
State of the World address: Modi showcases India as future tech and economic powerhouse

New Delhi: Virtually delivering the ‘State of the World’ special address to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos Agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday underlined the role played by India in handling the Covid-triggered crisis and managing the vaccination drive, while touching upon the need to reshape and restructure international organisations. Armed with data, […] The post State of the World address: Modi showcases India as future tech and economic powerhouse appeared first o

18 Jan 2022 1:56 am
Odisha constitutes Task Force against drug trafficking

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has constituted a Task Force to check drug trafficking and drug abuse. The main function of the Task Force, to be headed by former Odisha DGP Abhay, will be to formulate a State policy within the context of National Policy on Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 2012, the Home department said in […] The post Odisha constitutes Task Force against drug trafficking appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Jan 2022 12:25 am
Odisha felicitates para athlete Kamal Nayak for entering Guinness World Records

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Monday felicitated para athlete Kamal Kant Nayak for entering the Guinness Book of World Records by successfully covering 213 km in 24 hours in a manual wheelchair here. Nayak, who suffers from paralysis from waist down following a road accident eight years ago, had begun his journey at 4.30 pm on […] The post Odisha felicitates para athlete Kamal Nayak for entering Guinness World Records appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 11:57 pm
9 held in Gramya Bank dacoity case in Dhenkanal

Bhubaneswar: Dhenkanal Police arrested nine criminals involved in looting of gold and ornaments from Rasol branch of Odisha Gramya Bank in Dhenkanal district. Dhenkanal SP Divya V told newsmen on Monday that five out of six criminals directly involved in the loot and four others who conspired have been arrested while two more will be […] The post 9 held in Gramya Bank dacoity case in Dhenkanal appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 10:59 pm
Nomination filing process begins for panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: Filing of nominations by candidates for the upcoming three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha began across the State on Monday, and it will continue till January 21, an official said. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is January 25 and scrutiny will be done on January 22, he said. Over 2.79 crore voters are […] The post Nomination filing process begins for panchayat polls appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 10:27 pm
Kathak’s living legend, Pandit Birju Maharaj, dies at 83

New Delhi: The living legend of Kathak, Birju Maharaj, who had been diagnosed with kidney disease a few days ago and put on dialysis, died at his home here late on Sunday. He was 83. Maharaj ji, as he was popularly known, was said to be playing with his grandsons when his health unexpectedly deteriorated, […] The post Kathak’s living legend, Pandit Birju Maharaj, dies at 83 appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 8:58 pm
Naveen’s intervention sought to ensure coal supplies to MSMEs

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly of Small and Medium Enterprises on Monday sought Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s intervention to ensure coal supply for industries operating in the State. “The continuing coal shortage due to stoppage/curtailment of coal supplies and rakes has threatened the very survival of local industries with the risk of loss of lakhs of livelihood, […] The post Naveen’s intervention sought to ensure coal supplies to MSMEs appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 8:32 pm
Odisha logs 10,489 new Covid cases, 3 more fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Monday recorded 10,489 new COVID-19 cases, 688 less than the previous day, with the tally mounting to 11,44,401, a Health department bulletin said. The death toll rose to 8,484 as three more patients – two in Bhubaneswar and one in Angul – succumbed to the disease, it said. Fifty-three other COVID patients […] The post Odisha logs 10,489 new Covid cases, 3 more fatalities appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 6:50 pm
Noted social worker Shanti Devi passes away

Bhubaneswar: Eminent social worker and Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi passed away at her residence at Gunupur in Rayagada district on Sunday night, family sources said. Shanti Devi suddenly fell unconscious after suffering chest pain last night. Later, a doctor of Gunupur sub-divisional hospital reached Devi’s residence and declared her dead. She was 88. Born […] The post Noted social worker Shanti Devi passes away appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 6:22 pm
Gavaskar says Pant can become India’s next Test captain

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels that young wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant can be the ideal candidate to lead India in Test cricket following Virat Kohli’s decision to quit as captain. Kohli on Saturday announced his decision to step down from the captaincy, a day after losing the Test series to South Africa. As the […] The post Gavaskar says Pant can become India’s next Test captain appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 2:16 am
Deported Djokovic departs Australia on eve of year’s first Grand Slam

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic’s Australian sojourn for the year’s first Grand Slam came to a disappointing end on Sunday with the Government deporting the Serbian World No.1 after a Federal court panel dismissed his appeal against the cancellation of his visa. Djokovic boarded a plane to Dubai, on way to Serbia, on the eve of the […] The post Deported Djokovic departs Australia on eve of year’s first Grand Slam appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 2:03 am
Queen’s Baton Relay one of the best traditions of CWG: Naveen

CM @Naveen_Odisha has welcomed the #Birmingham2022 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay to #Odisha and said that the Queen's Baton Relay is one of the best traditions of the Commonwealth Games and it’s an honour for Odisha to be a part of its epic journey. #OdishaForSports pic.twitter.com/LugRXLPMhw — CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) January 16, 2022 Bhubaneswar: Chief […] The post Queen’s Baton Relay one of the best traditions of CWG: Naveen appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 1:08 am
Modi to address WEF’s Davos Agenda on Monday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a “State of the World” special address at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda on Monday via video conference, his office said. The virtual event will be held from January 17 to 21 and will also be addressed by several Heads of State including Japanese Prime Minister […] The post Modi to address WEF’s Davos Agenda on Monday appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Jan 2022 12:07 am
Ex-bank employee held in gold loot case

Koraput: A former bank employee was arrested on Sunday in connection with the loot of nearly 1.6 kg gold ornaments from Laxmipur branch of State Bank of India in Koraput district. Although the ornaments were stolen in November, the bank authority was informed recently about the incident after one of the customers wanted to retrieve […] The post Ex-bank employee held in gold loot case appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Jan 2022 10:56 pm
Sitharaman holds pre-budget consultations with BJP leaders

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday held pre-budget consultations with BJP leaders in which representatives from 25 States participated virtually and gave their suggestions on the budget. The meeting was conducted from the BJP’s national headquarters here by vice-president Baijayant Panda, general secretary Arun Singh and spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal. Representatives of […] The post Sitharaman holds pre-budget consultations with BJP leaders appeared first on

16 Jan 2022 8:50 pm
India’s vax drive has added great strength in fight against Covid: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India’s vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against Covid-19. On completion of one year of vaccination drive, Modi saluted each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive. The Prime Minister lauded the role of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers […] The post India’s vax drive has added great strength in fight against Covid: PM appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Jan 2022 6:33 pm
Odisha logs 11,177 Covid cases; 3 deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported 11,177 new Covid-19 cases, including 1,016 minors, the State Information and Public Relation department said. Out of the total positive cases, 6,479 cases were detected from the quarantine centres, while 4,698 local contacts cases. With 3,424 new positives, Khurda district, where capital city Bhubaneswar is located, recorded highest number of […] The post Odisha logs 11,177 Covid cases; 3 deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Jan 2022 6:04 pm
BJP releases first list for UP, Yogi to contest from Gorakhpur Urban

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday released its first list of 107 candidates for Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from Gorakhpur (Urban) Assembly constituency and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will contest from Sirathu Assembly seat in Prayagraj district. Adityanath and Maurya are currently members of State Legislative Council. Union Minister […] The post BJP releases first list for UP, Yogi to contest from Gorakhpur Urban appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Jan 2022 12:09 am
Army won’t let any attempt to unilaterally change status quo along borders: Gen Naravane

New Delhi: The Indian Army won’t let any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country’s borders to succeed, said Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane giving a clear message to China on the eve of Army Day. Speaking on the occasion of Army Day, Gen Naravane said the Army stands firm to […] The post Army won’t let any attempt to unilaterally change status quo along borders: Gen Naravane appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 11:46 pm
Virat Kohli steps down as Test captain

New Delhi: A day after India lost the series 1-2 to South Africa with a seven-wicket defeat at Cape Town, Virat Kohli has stepped down as the Test captain. Kohli, who first captained India at the Adelaide Test in 2014 against Australia, was appointed to the full-time role after M S Dhoni announced his retirement […] The post Virat Kohli steps down as Test captain appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 10:58 pm
SEC asks Collectors, SPs to submit plans for conducting rural polls

Bhubaneswar: State Election Commissioner (SEC) Aditya Prasad Padhi on Saturday asked District Collectors and SPs to submit their election management plans to the panel for the approaching three-tier panchayat polls scheduled to be held in five phases from February 16. The SEC held a high-level meeting with the District Collectors, SPs, range DIGs, Revenue Divisional […] The post SEC asks Collectors, SPs to submit plans for conducting rural polls appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 8:59 pm
Omicron tally mounts to 202 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 11,22,735 on Saturday with 10,856 fresh infections, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,478, the Health department said in a bulletin. The State also reported 32 new Omicron cases taking the tally of the new strain of coronavirus in Odisha to 202, a Health department official […] The post Omicron tally mounts to 202 in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 8:32 pm
Odisha Govt issues draft reservation list for 107 ULBs

Bhubaneswar: Moving a step forward in conduct of election to urban local bodies (ULBs), Odisha Government on Saturday issued draft reservation list for the post of chairpersons of 107 municipalities and Notified Area Councils (NACs) of the State. As per a notification issued by the State Housing and Urban Development department, the office of chairperson […] The post Odisha Govt issues draft reservation list for 107 ULBs appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 6:54 pm
Odisha reports over 10K Covid cases for 3rd consecutive day

Bhubaneswar: For the third consecutive day, Odisha recorded over 10,000 Covid cases on Saturday. The State has witnessed 10,856 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the active caseload to 61,809. The State had reported 10,273 Covid cases on Friday and 10,059 cases on its previous day. Information and Public Relation department says out of the 10,856 fresh […] The post Odisha reports over 10K Covid cases for 3rd consecutive day appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 5:37 pm
1.38 lakh migratory birds spotted in Bhitarkanika

Bhubaneswar: A total of 1,38,107 winged guests were spotted in Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district this winter, 2,015 or 1.5 per cent more than the previous year, officials said on Friday. Many rare and endangered species were counted in the census recently carried out in the wetlands, which is the country’s second-largest mangrove ecosystem. […] The post 1.38 lakh migratory birds spotted in Bhitarkanika appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 2:36 am
Huge quantity of explosives found in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A huge quantity of explosives, suspected to be left behind by Maoists, was found in Malkangiri district on Friday, police said. During a combing operation in Swabhiman Anchal on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border, personnel of the Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) detected the dump of explosive materials. The explosives were found […] The post Huge quantity of explosives found in Malkangiri appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 1:05 am
Chopper carrying CDS crashed due to entry into clouds: Inquiry report

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force said on Friday that the Court of Inquiry constituted to probe the military chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8 has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of the accident. The country’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 12 […] The post Chopper carrying CDS crashed due to entry into clouds: Inquiry report appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 12:30 am
Petersen shines as South Africa come from behind to win series 2-1

Cape Town: Keegan Petersen shined with a classy 82 as South Africa defeated India by seven wickets to win the series-deciding third Test at the Newlands Cricket Ground on Friday. After Petersen fell, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma combined for an unbeaten partnership of 57 off 105 balls to chase down 212, scripting […] The post Petersen shines as South Africa come from behind to win series 2-1 appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Jan 2022 12:18 am
Queen’s Baton for 2022 CWG arrives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG) arrived in Odisha on Friday. It was received by Odisha Hockey Promotion Council chairman Dilip Tirkey and officials of the Sports and Youth Services Department. Eminent sportspersons of the State Anuradha Biswal and Shradhanjali Samantray were present to welcome the Queen’s Baton. The baton will […] The post Queen’s Baton for 2022 CWG arrives in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 9:52 pm
Protestors clash with police near proposed JSW plant site in Jagatsinghpur

Paradip: The proposed plant site of JSW Steel in Jagatsinghpur district on Friday turned into a battlefield as villagers clashed with the police over demolition of betel vines. Villagers claimed at least 40 protestors, including children and elderly people, were injured as the police baton-charged them, while an official said the personnel of the force […] The post Protestors clash with police near proposed JSW plant site in Jagatsinghpur appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 9:01 pm
Odisha activates telemedicine service for non-Covid patients

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the risk to non-COVID patients in accessing medical facilities in hospitals amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Odisha Government has allowed the activation of telemedicine service for them. The State Government on Thursday issued an order asking telemedicine platforms to provide distance medical assistance to the needy. “The present COVID-19 situation […] The post Odisha activates telemedicine service for non-Covid patients appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 6:32 pm
Chief Secy S C Mohapatra’s tenure extended by 6 months

Bhubaneswar: The Centre has approved Odisha Government’s proposal to extend the tenure of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra by six months, official sources said on Friday. Mohapatra, who was due to superannuate on February 28, will remain in service for six more months till at least August-end. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), under […] The post Chief Secy S C Mohapatra’s tenure extended by 6 months appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 6:15 pm
Odisha logs 10,273 new Covid cases, four more deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Friday recorded 10,273 new COVID-19 cases, 214 more than the previous day, with the tally rising to 11,11,879, a Health department bulletin said. The death toll mounted to 8,476 as four more persons succumbed to the disease, the highest single-day COVID fatalities in more than two months, it said. The daily positivity […] The post Odisha logs 10,273 new Covid cases, four more deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 5:38 pm
Vaccination most potent way to deal with pandemic: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that irrespective of the variant, proven way to tackle the pandemic remains vaccination, while reviewing the public health preparedness to Covid-19 and National Vaccination Progress. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting with Chief Ministers and Lt Governors, Administrators of States and […] The post Vaccination most potent way to deal with pandemic: PM appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 3:08 am
Maoist camp busted in Nuapada district

Bhubaneswar: Security personnel deployed in anti-Naxalite operation have busted a Maoist camp in Koma forest area on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border in Nuapada district. DGP office sources on Thursday said acting on an intelligence report that a large number of Maoists are camping in the area to carry out subversive activities, an anti-Naxal operation was launched by […] The post Maoist camp busted in Nuapada district appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 2:41 am
Doctors operate on baby to remove ‘world’s first bony tail in thoracic region’

Bhubaneswar: A baby was born in Odisha with a spinal cord anomaly which doctors on Thursday claimed to be the world’s first recorded bony tail in the thoracic region. The “tail” had been removed in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, Prof (Dr) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, who conducted the surgery along with another neurosurgeon, told reporters. […] The post Doctors operate on baby to remove ‘world’s first bony tail in thoracic region’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 1:09 am
Panchayat poll notified in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday issued the formal notification for election to the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRIs). SEC Secretary R N Sahoo said as per the notification, the candidates can file their nomination papers from January 17 to 21. The final date of withdrawing their nominations is January 25. While scrutiny […] The post Panchayat poll notified in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 12:53 am
Forest area in Odisha increased by 243 sq km

Bhubaneswar: The net dense forest area in Odisha has increased by 243 sq km during the last two years as per India State of Forest Report (ISFR)-2021. According to the report, dense forest in Odisha increased to 7,213 sq km with additional increase of 243 sq km during the last two years. Similarly, the State […] The post Forest area in Odisha increased by 243 sq km appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Jan 2022 12:13 am
Four killed in train accident in North Bengal

Kolkata: At least four persons died and more than 40 passengers were injured when 12 coaches of Bikaner-Guwahati Express (15633) derailed in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in a meeting with the chief ministers of the States regarding Covid, received information about the accident from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The […] The post Four killed in train accident in North Bengal appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 10:01 pm
Rishabh Pant’s 4th Test hundred sets 212-run target for South Africa

Cape Town: Rishabh Pant struck a high-quality century, his fourth in the format, to set a 212-run target for South Africa on day three of third Test at the Newlands Cricket Ground on Thursday. Pant mixed careful play and aggressiveness to eventually remain unbeaten on 100 as India were bowled out for 198 in 67.3 […] The post Rishabh Pant’s 4th Test hundred sets 212-run target for South Africa appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 8:55 pm
Covid: Central University of Odisha closed for 7 days

Bhubaneswar: The Central University of Odisha closed down offices for seven days in view of the recent spread of Covid-19 cases in Koraput and rising Covid-19 cases on university campus. As a precautionary measure and to check the spread of Covid-19, the university authority has decided to close down the university office, university library and […] The post Covid: Central University of Odisha closed for 7 days appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 6:33 pm
Gold jewellery worth Rs 1 crore looted from bank in Dhenkanal

Bhubaneswar: Four unidentified bike-borne armed dacoits on Wednesday looted gold jewellery worth Rs 1 crore from the lockers of Odisha Gramya Bank under Rasol police station in Dhenkanal district. Police sources said the masked dacoits came to the bank on two motorcycles and looted the jewellery after locking up the bank employees in a room. […] The post Gold jewellery worth Rs 1 crore looted from bank in Dhenkanal appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 3:16 am
Omicron is not just common cold, don’t take it lightly: V K Paul

New Delhi: The Omicron variant of coronavirus is not a common cold and should not be underestimated, NITI Aayog’s Member, Health, Dr V K Paul said on Wednesday, noting it is the reason behind the collapse of health infrastructure in several countries. “Omicron is not a common cold, it is society’s responsibility to slow it […] The post Omicron is not just common cold, don’t take it lightly: V K Paul appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 2:27 am
Threats by no means reduced at borders with China: Army Chief

New Delhi: While there has been partial disengagement, threat has by no means reduced at the northern borders with China, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Mukund Naravane, said on Wednesday as he stressed upon the fact that force deployment from the Indian side has enhanced. Addressing Indian Army’s annual conference, Naravane said, […] The post Threats by no means reduced at borders with China: Army Chief appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 2:04 am
Kohli and Pujara make it to stumps after Bumrah’s fifer gives India 13-run lead

Cape Town: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara made it to stumps on day two of third Test against South Africa at Newlands Cricket Ground here on Wednesday. At stumps, India are 57/2 in 17 overs, leading by 70 runs. In a see-saw day, India took a narrow 13-run lead as the pace attack shot out […] The post Kohli and Pujara make it to stumps after Bumrah’s fifer gives India 13-run lead appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 1:00 am
Odisha Govt proposes to reserve Mayor posts for women in 2 municipal corporations

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government issued a gazette notification on Wednesday proposing the reservation of the post of mayor for women in the municipal corporations of Bhubaneswar and Berhampur. The Housing and Urban Development department issued the notification in this regard. While the Office of Mayor in Berhampur and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporations has been proposed to be […] The post Odisha Govt proposes to reserve Mayor posts for women in 2 municipal corporations appeared first on Dinalip

13 Jan 2022 12:43 am
Orissa HC to be shut for 5 days as Covid cases surge

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court will be closed for five days from Thursday due to the “unprecedented surge” in Covid-19 cases in the State and infection among its staff. In an order on Wednesday, the High Court Registrar said the court and its offices would be closed from January 13 to 17 and the benches […] The post Orissa HC to be shut for 5 days as Covid cases surge appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Jan 2022 12:20 am
No roadshow, physical rally during rural poll campaigns: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Wednesday issued guidelines for upcoming elections to panchayati raj institutions, banning roadshows and large gatherings during campaigns as the State is going through a “critical stage” of the COVID-19 pandemic. It allowed candidates to conduct door-to-door campaigns with only five people and asked them to wear face masks and maintain social […] The post No roadshow, physical rally during rural poll campaigns: SRC appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Jan 2022 11:58 pm
Odisha bids tearful adieu to Mihir Das

Cuttack: The people of Odisha on Wednesday bade a tearful adieu to veteran actor Mihir Das, whose mortal remains were consigned to flames with full State honours at Satichaura crematorium here. His son and actor Amlan Das lit the funeral pyre in the presence of family members and film personalities. The versatile actor was accorded […] The post Odisha bids tearful adieu to Mihir Das appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Jan 2022 10:25 pm
Panchayat polls: SEC asks administration to remove Govt hoardings

Bhubaneswar: A day after the model code of conduct was imposed across Odisha for the three-tier panchayat polls, the State Election Commission on Wednesday asked all the district collectors to immediately remove hoardings and stickers highlighting Government schemes, which are displayed at public places and offices. It has been brought to the notice of the […] The post Panchayat polls: SEC asks administration to remove Govt hoardings appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Jan 2022 8:49 pm
Odisha’s Omicron tally mounts to 170

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday registered 67 new cases of Omicron, the highest so far, taking the State’s tally in the new variant to 170, a Health department official said. The Institute of Life Science (ILS), Bhubaneswar, informed the State Health and Family Welfare department about detection of the new Omicron cases after genome sequencing of […] The post Odisha’s Omicron tally mounts to 170 appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Jan 2022 6:54 pm
Unseasonal rains lash Odisha, pour misery on farmers

ପୂର୍ବାନୁମାନ ଅନୁଯାୟୀ ବଲାଙ୍ଗୀର ଠାରେ କୁଆପଥର ବର୍ଷା (କରାମାଡ଼) ଅନୁଭୂତ #Source: @DIGAMBA49015980 pic.twitter.com/PNkacSLg2y — Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) January 12, 2022 Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rains, triggered by a cyclonic circulation, lashed Odisha on Wednesday with the weather office predicting more showers over the next 24 hours. The rains at the peak of the harvest seaso

12 Jan 2022 6:27 pm
Odisha reports 8,778 Covid cases; TPR increases to 11.76 per cent

Bhubaneswar: With passing of each day, Covid infection rate is touching new high in Odisha. The State has reported 8,778 fresh Covid cases on Wednesday taking the active caseload to 35,242. As per the information shared on the State Covid dashboard, out of the 8,778 cases, 792 are children below 18 years of age. Highest […] The post Odisha reports 8,778 Covid cases; TPR increases to 11.76 per cent appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Jan 2022 5:26 pm