India win silver in Asian U18 Girls’ Rugby Sevens Championship

Mumbai: India on Sunday won a silver medal in the Asia Rugby U18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship 2021, losing 21-17 to the United Arab Emirates in a well-fought final held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In the final, Nandini top-scored for India with seven points while Aditi Kumari and Tarulata Nair contributed five points each to the […] The post India win silver in Asian U18 Girls’ Rugby Sevens Championship appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Sep 2021 2:31 am
Gaikwad, Bravo star in Chennai’s 20-run win over Mumbai

Dubai: An unbeaten 88 off 58 balls by Ruturaj Gaikwad and all-round performance by Dwayne Bravo set up a 20-run win for Chennai Super Kings over Mumbai Indians in the first match of the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Gaikwad carried his bat through the innings as Chennai posted 156/6. In reply, Mumbai was able […] The post Gaikwad, Bravo star in Chennai’s 20-run win over Mumbai appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Sep 2021 12:57 am
Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after this year’s IPL

Dubai: Virat Kohli will step down as captain of his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore at the end of the ongoing season, the Indian batting maestro announced on Sunday, two days after deciding to quit national T20 captaincy following next month’s World Cup. The 32-year-old will quit the India T20 captaincy to manage the immense […] The post Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after this year’s IPL appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Sep 2021 12:43 am
More rain in store for already drenched Odisha: IMD

Bhubaneswar: When the water level is receding in the Mahanadi and Subarnarekha river systems, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday forecast heavy rain in several districts of the State on September 20. The IMD’s alert came when a large number of people living in low lying areas of Mahanadi and Subarnarekha river basins are still […] The post More rain in store for already drenched Odisha: IMD appeared first on Dinalipi .

20 Sep 2021 12:26 am
Boat capsizes in Mahanadi, 2 fishermen feared drowned

Paradip: Two fishermen were feared drowned while five others were rescued after their boat capsized due to strong current in Mahanadi river mouth on Sunday, police said. The incident occurred when the seven fishermen were returning from the deep sea, a senior officer said. The boat “Maa Ramachandi-98” lost balance and capsized in Mahanadi river […] The post Boat capsizes in Mahanadi, 2 fishermen feared drowned appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 10:26 pm
Channi new Punjab CM, to take oath on Monday

Chandigarh: In a tactical move to retain Punjab in the next Assembly elections in early 2022, the Congress on Sunday appointed Dalit leader and three consecutive term legislator Charanjit Singh Channi as the next Chief Minister, replacing veteran Amarinder Singh. After meeting Governor Banwarilal Purohit here to stake claim to form the next Government, Channi, […] The post Channi new Punjab CM, to take oath on Monday appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 9:51 pm
95 kids, adolescents among 623 new Covid cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Coronavirus infection among children and adolescents continued to rise in Odisha with 95 of them diagnosed with the infection of the 623 fresh cases detected on Sunday, a health official said. The rate of infection among children and adolescents stands at 15.24 per cent. It was 11.9 per cent on the previous day, the […] The post 95 kids, adolescents among 623 new Covid cases in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 6:52 pm
Boy missing after falling into drain in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A 15-year-old boy went missing after falling into an open drain amid heavy rainfall in Bhubaneswar on Sunday afternoon, police said. Jyotirmaya Behera, a Class 10 student, fell into the drain near Lane 7 in Shatabdi Nagar Bank Colony in Siripur. Jyotirmaya was on his way to attend a tuition class on his bicycle […] The post Boy missing after falling into drain in Bhubaneswar appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 6:35 pm
Bar staff cuts off power supply to lift with enforcement officials

Bhubaneswar: In a bizarre incident, Covid-19 joint enforcement squad officials were stuck inside a lift while going for a raid on bars in Bhubaneswar as bar staff cut off power supply, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday night in Chandrasekharpur area when officials from Odisha Police and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) […] The post Bar staff cuts off power supply to lift with enforcement officials appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 5:15 pm
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa frontrunner for Punjab CM’s post

Chandigarh: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, a Minister in the outgoing Cabinet of Amarinder Singh, is likely to be Punjab’s new Chief Minister, Congress sources said on Sunday. Randhawa, the Jails and Cooperation Minister in the outgoing Cabinet, has emerged as the frontrunner for the post of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, who will be the next […] The post Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa frontrunner for Punjab CM’s post appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 4:51 pm
Forced labour, cyber crimes shoot up in Odisha: NCRB report

Bhubaneswar: The highest number of victims who were trafficked for forced labour last year were from Odisha, which also saw cyber crimes shoot up by a whopping 30 per cent amid the coronavirus lockdown, according to NCRB report. The State registered one of the highest rates of murders and attempts to murder in the country, […] The post Forced labour, cyber crimes shoot up in Odisha: NCRB report appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 4:26 pm
EV fund to provide incentives to purchase electric vehicles

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government will set up an Electric Vehicle Fund soon to provide incentives for purchasing electric vehicles of various categories. State Commerce and Transport department sources said the Government is planning to provide incentives for four years for buying electric vehicles. As per the Odisha Electric Vehicle Policy 2021, the State will provide 15 […] The post EV fund to provide incentives to purchase electric vehicles appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 2:50 am
No flood fear in Odisha; IMD forecasts more rain

Bhubaneswar: The water level is receding in many rivers in Odisha and there is no fear of a major flood in the State, including in Mahanadi and Subarnarekha rivers, a senior official said on Saturday. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast more rain in the next four days, even as Water Resources department Engineer-in-Chief […] The post No flood fear in Odisha; IMD forecasts more rain appeared first on Dinalipi .

19 Sep 2021 12:51 am
2 arrested for illegally swapping mobile SIMs

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police arrested two ex-employees of a mobile company for fraudulently swapping mobile SIMs without the knowledge of the genuine customers, police said on Saturday. The two accused digitally transferred SIMs without the knowledge of the customers to prospective buyers through the internet using various online sites. The accused are identified as Keshab Chandra […] The post 2 arrested for illegally swapping mobile SIMs appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 10:33 pm
Amarinder Singh resigns as Punjab CM, says ‘feel humiliated’

Chandigarh: Congress veteran Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab, capping months of a power tussle that had polarised the ruling party in the State headed for elections in just about four months. “I feel humiliated,” Singh told reporters outside the Punjab Raj Bhawan after submitting his resignation to Governor Banwarilal […] The post Amarinder Singh resigns as Punjab CM, says ‘feel humiliated’ appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 7:08 pm
Crimes against SCs, STs rise by 8 per cent in Odisha: NCRB

Bhubaneswar: Crimes against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes rose by over 8 per cent each in Odisha in 2020 in comparison to the previous year, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The rate of total crime against SCs is 28.5 per lakh population, higher than the national rate of 25, while it is […] The post Crimes against SCs, STs rise by 8 per cent in Odisha: NCRB appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 5:37 pm
Many people not turning up for 2nd Covid jab in Odisha: Official

Bhubaneswar: A top official associated with Odisha’s COVID-19 vaccination drive has expressed concern over people not turning up for their second dose, a lacuna that is slowing down the exercise in the State. Odisha has administered the first jab to over two crore people so far, while only 69.8 lakh have taken both the doses. […] The post Many people not turning up for 2nd Covid jab in Odisha: Official appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 5:18 pm
I-T dept alleges Sonu Sood, associates evaded Rs 20 crore tax

New Delhi: The CBDT on Saturday alleged that actor Sonu Sood and his associates evaded tax of Rs 20 crore and claimed that after the Income Tax department raided him and a linked Lucknow-based infrastructure group, it was found that he routed his “unaccounted income in the form of bogus unsecured loans from many bogus […] The post I-T dept alleges Sonu Sood, associates evaded Rs 20 crore tax appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 4:51 pm
Change in Afghanistan was not inclusive: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the change of power in Afghanistan was not inclusive and it happened without negotiation. Virtually addressing the joint meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) to discuss the Afghan situation, Modi said the international community must ensure that […] The post Change in Afghanistan was not inclusive: Modi appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 3:28 am
New Zealand call off white-ball tour of Pakistan for security concerns

Rawalpindi: New Zealand have called off their white-ball tour of Pakistan because of security concerns ahead of the first of three ODIs at Pindi Cricket Ground in Rawalpindi on Friday. New Zealand were visiting Pakistan for the first time after 18 years for a white-ball tour featuring three ODIs which were to be followed by […] The post New Zealand call off white-ball tour of Pakistan for security concerns appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 3:15 am
Vaishnaw inaugurates Rail Skills Development Scheme in ECoR

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday inaugurated the Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (Rail Skills Development Scheme) under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (Prime Minister’ Skill Development Scheme) for training youths in different trades. Vaishnaw inaugurated the scheme through video link from New Delhi when East Coast Railway General Manager Vidya Bhushan and other senior […] The post Vaishnaw inaugurates Rail Skills Development Scheme in ECoR appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 3:05 am
FICCI FLO organises webinar on ‘National Education Policy 2020’

Bhubaneswar: As the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 continues to raise mixed reactions from top educationists across the country ever since its announcement, FLO Bhubaneswar chapter’s chairperson, CS Sunita Mohanty, organised a national-level webinar to deliberate upon strengthening the roots of education system and to discuss the implications of NEP 2020 on educational entrepreneurs, students […] The post FICCI FLO organises webinar on ‘National Education Policy 2020’ appeared firs

18 Sep 2021 2:51 am
GST Council rejigs some rates, extends cess levy, petroleum still out

Lucknow: The GST Council on Friday decided to provide relief on Covid-related items by extending the concessional rate of duty on medicines for it up to December 31, 2021, while taking no decision on bringing petroleum products under its ambit, saying it was not the right time yet. It also decided to correct inverted duty […] The post GST Council rejigs some rates, extends cess levy, petroleum still out appeared first on Dinalipi .

18 Sep 2021 12:23 am
India sets record of over 2 crore vaccinations in a day

New Delhi: India on Friday set a new record of administering the highest number of Covid vaccine doses in a single day. Accordingly, India achieved the milestone of administering over 2 crore vaccine doses by the evening on Friday under the ‘Vaccine Seva’ campaign launched to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […] The post India sets record of over 2 crore vaccinations in a day appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 11:48 pm
BJD MLA Swarup rescues pregnant woman from flood-hit village, earns CM’s praise

Bhubaneswar: A first-time ruling BJD legislator from Balasore district on Friday earned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s appreciation for rescuing a pregnant woman from a flood-hit village in his constituency, following which she gave birth to a baby boy. Balasore Sadar MLA Swarup Kumar Das, who was elected in a by-election last year, reached Mundadhar village […] The post BJD MLA Swarup rescues pregnant woman from flood-hit village, earns CM’s praise appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 10:56 pm
One more arrested by EOW for siphoning off Rs 6 crore subsidy money

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing, Bhubaneswar has arrested Lenin Choudhury on the charge of misappropriating Government subsidy to the tune of Rs 6 crore. Choudhury, a resident of Pakelpapada under Mahupali police station of Sambalpur district, has misappropriated the subsidy money of the Government for paddy transplanters. EOW sources said he was arrested under various […] The post One more arrested by EOW for siphoning off Rs 6 crore subsidy money appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 10:21 pm
Orissa HC rejects plea against restriction on Durga idol height

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by a puja committee and others against the Government’s decision to restrict the maximum height of Durga idols to four feet in the State, observing that the matter cannot be singled out as an “essential” aspect of a tradition or practice without which the […] The post Orissa HC rejects plea against restriction on Durga idol height appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 7:53 pm
Naveen greets PM on his birthday

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday and wished him good health. The State unit of BJP offered “Diya” (traditional lamp) in Lord Lingaraj Temple here and launched the public outreach programme, “Seva aur Samarpan”, on the occasion of Modi’s birthday. Taking to Twitter, Naveen said: […] The post Naveen greets PM on his birthday appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 5:27 pm
Trader shot dead in Kandhamal district

Phulbani: A small-time trader was shot dead at Rebingia in Kandhamal district, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Nabaghana Sahoo of Bazar Sahi in Rebingia village, about 90 km from here, under Baliguda police station limits. Police said the accused, identified as Bhimasen Behera, […] The post Trader shot dead in Kandhamal district appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 4:54 pm
Covid-19: BMC seals 2 Govt offices for 2 days

Bhubaneswar: Khurda and Cuttack districts accounted for over 57 per cent of the 628 new COVID-19 cases detected in Odisha on Friday, a health official said. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), on the other hand, sealed two Government offices for two days after several employees tested positive for the infection. Though the overall COVID situation […] The post Covid-19: BMC seals 2 Govt offices for 2 days appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 4:36 pm
Govt approves Rs 30,600 cr sovereign guarantee to operationise bad bank

New Delhi: The Government has approved providing Rs 30,600 crore as State guarantee for the security receipts issued by the bad bank, National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL). The Government guarantee mechanism was approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, paving the way to operationalise the country’s first bad bank in which majority 51 per […] The post Govt approves Rs 30,600 cr sovereign guarantee to operationise bad bank appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 2:02 am
CM inaugurates Utkal Alumina’s Rs 1,500 crore refinery expansion project

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated the expansion of the existing Alumina refinery of Utkal Alumina located at Kashipur in Rayagada district. Situated at the tribal hinterland of Odisha, the expansion unit by Aditya Birla Group is built with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore which will improve the refinery’s annual capacity by […] The post CM inaugurates Utkal Alumina’s Rs 1,500 crore refinery expansion project appeared first on Dinalipi .

17 Sep 2021 12:29 am
ITR espionage case: NIA team reaches Chandipur, 1 more arrested

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: A day after the Crime Branch of Odisha Police took over the probe into allegations of leaking defence secrets by employees of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur to a foreign agent, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Thursday pitched in to ascertain the matter. A two-member NIA team reached Chandipur in Balasore […] The post ITR espionage case: NIA team reaches Chandipur, 1 more arrested appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Sep 2021 11:39 pm
NABARD Chairman calls on Naveen

Bhubaneswar: NABARD Chairman G R Chintala on Thursday met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and discussed issues for strengthening rural infrastructure in the State. During the discussion, Naveen highlighted massive efforts of the State Government to reduce poverty and ensure rapid infrastructure development in rural sector, a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said. Keeping […] The post NABARD Chairman calls on Naveen appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Sep 2021 10:49 pm
Odisha apprehends flood in Mahanadi river system

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has deployed 30 ODRAF and 12 NDRF teams besides the Fire services personnel to undertake rescue operations in view of flood situation on Saturday in the Mahanadi river system. Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said a low to medium flood is expected in the Mahanadi river system and in certain areas […] The post Odisha apprehends flood in Mahanadi river system appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Sep 2021 10:17 pm
Virat to quit T20 captaincy after World T20, Rohit set to take over

Dubai: Virat Kohli on Thursday announced he will step down as India’s T20 skipper after the T20 World Cup in the UAE but will continue to lead the side in ODIs and Test cricket, a decision that paves the way for Rohit Sharma to captain in the shortest format. “I’ve decided to step down as […] The post Virat to quit T20 captaincy after World T20, Rohit set to take over appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Sep 2021 7:54 pm
Odisha records 580 new Covid cases

Bhubaneswar: Seventy-seven children are among the 580 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Thursday, pushing the tally to 10,18,298, a Health department official said. The rate of infection among children and adolescents stands at 13.2 per cent. Four fresh fatalities in the State raised the toll to 8,118. Khurda district, of which […] The post Odisha records 580 new Covid cases appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Sep 2021 5:04 pm
Maoist camp busted in Malkangiri, ammunition seized

Bhubaneswar: Security personnel in Odisha have busted a Maoist camp following an encounter with the Naxals along the Malkangiri-Koraput border and seized arms and ammunition from the area, police said on Thursday. A top Andhra Pradesh-based Maoist leader Suresh Surana, who was camping in the region, however, managed to flee. Acting on intelligence inputs, a […] The post Maoist camp busted in Malkangiri, ammunition seized appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Sep 2021 4:38 pm
Centre ushers in PLI for auto sector, focus on EVs

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday approved a PLI scheme for the auto sector, especially focusing on environment-friendly automobiles such as electric vehicles (EVs). The over Rs 25,000 crore scheme is likely to boost production of components as well as give a push to the sector. In financial parlance, a PLI scheme provides incentives to […] The post Centre ushers in PLI for auto sector, focus on EVs appeared first on Dinalipi .

16 Sep 2021 12:56 am
Odisha Crime Branch to probe DRDO espionage case

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of the Odisha Police will investigate the sensitive DRDO espionage case, officials said on Wednesday. The Odisha Police had on Tuesday arrested four contractual employees of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Chandipur in Balasore district on charges of leaking classified defence information to foreign agents. A four-member team […] The post Odisha Crime Branch to probe DRDO espionage case appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Sep 2021 11:29 pm
Kabul crisis: Baradar fled to Kandahar after brawl with Khalil Haqqani

New Delhi: A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban over the make-up of the group’s new government in Afghanistan last week, the BBC reported. The argument between the group’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and a cabinet member happened at the presidential palace, the report said. There have been unconfirmed reports of […] The post Kabul crisis: Baradar fled to Kandahar after brawl with Khalil Haqqani appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Sep 2021 10:46 pm
Crimes against women rose by 10 pc in Odisha last year: NCRB

Bhubaneswar: Crimes against women in Odisha rose by 9.95 per cent last year in comparison to the 2019 data, the sixth highest jump in the country, according to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The rate of crime against women per 1 lakh of female population in the State is 112.9, the […] The post Crimes against women rose by 10 pc in Odisha last year: NCRB appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Sep 2021 10:09 pm
Odisha expects medium flood in Mahanadi system, opens more sluice gates at Hirakud dam

Bhubaneswar: With all major rivers in spate due to the depression-induced heavy rainfall across the State, Odisha Government on Wednesday expected a medium flood in the Mahanadi river system which has led to the opening of more sluice gates of Hirakud reservoir. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said that the Government expected a […] The post Odisha expects medium flood in Mahanadi system, opens more sluice gates at Hirakud dam appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Sep 2021 6:15 pm
Odisha reports more recoveries than fresh Covid cases for five days

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported more recoveries than new COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday with 793 people recuperating from the disease and 457 fresh infections, a Health department official said. The new cases pushed the tally to 10,17,718, while 10,03,603 people have recovered from the disease. The single-day recoveries in the last four […] The post Odisha reports more recoveries than fresh Covid cases for five days appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Sep 2021 5:36 pm
SC notice to Centre on plea challenging abolition of OAT

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre and others on a plea challenging the abolition of the Odisha Administrative Tribunal (OAT). A three-judge bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai issued notices to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Odisha Government and others […] The post SC notice to Centre on plea challenging abolition of OAT appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Sep 2021 4:53 pm
Pak-organised terror module busted, 2 ultras arrested

New Delhi: The Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Tuesday busted a Pakistan-organised terror module with the arrest of six men, including two Pak-ISI trained terrorists, officials said. The terrorists were allegedly planning several blasts across the country during the upcoming festivals, police said. The accused, identified as Jaan Mohammad Shaikh (47) alias ”Sameer”, Osama (22), […] The post Pak-organised terror module busted, 2 ultras arrested appeared first on Dinalipi .

15 Sep 2021 1:14 am
Vigilance unearths assets worth over Rs 4 cr during search at Anganwadi worker’s houses

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Directorate on Tuesday unearthed assets worth over Rs 4 crore during search operations at the houses of an Anganwadi worker in Odisha. The raids were launched following allegations that Kabita Mathan, who works at Koradakanta Anganwadi Centre in Bhubaneswar, possesses assets disproportionate to her known sources of income, the directorate said in […] The post Vigilance unearths assets worth over Rs 4 cr during search at Anganwadi worker’s houses appeared first on D

14 Sep 2021 11:47 pm
3 Union ministers, State BJP leaders among star campaigners for Pipili bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Three Union ministers and the national president of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha are among the 20 star campaigners for the Pipili by-election which is scheduled to be held on September 30, a functionary of the saffron party said. The BJP’s list of star campaigners submitted at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) […] The post 3 Union ministers, State BJP leaders among star campaigners for Pipili bypoll appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 10:58 pm
Hardcore Maoist carrying Rs 20 lakh on his head arrested in Koraput

Bhubaneswar: In a major success in the fight against Maoists, Odisha Police arrested a top Maoist leader, Dubashi Shankar, carrying Rs 20 lakh reward on his head, DGP Abhay said on Tuesday. Shankar is the highest-ranking Maoist to be arrested or neutralised in the past 20 years by the Odisha Police, he said. On receipt […] The post Hardcore Maoist carrying Rs 20 lakh on his head arrested in Koraput appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 10:20 pm
4 contractual DRDO staff held for leaking defence info to Pak agents

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police on Tuesday arrested four contractual employees of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Chandipur in Balasore district on charges of leaking classified defence secrets to foreign agents, police said. “We have some credible input that a few people are sharing some sensitive information, which is important in view of national security, to […] The post 4 contractual DRDO staff held for leaking defence info to Pak agents appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 9:06 pm
Naveen raises demand for AIIMS in Sundargarh

CM @Naveen_Odisha distributes New BSKY Smart Cards and dedicates development projects in #Sundargarh https://t.co/k7lX4p2cQ7 — CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) September 14, 2021 Rourkela: Odisha Government will continue its efforts for establishment of the State’s second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in tribal-dominated Sundargarh district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday. Naveen said this […] The post Naveen raises demand for AIIMS in Sundargarh appeared first on

14 Sep 2021 8:01 pm
Odisha logs 428 fresh Covid cases, lowest in 5 months

Bhubaneswar: The daily COVID-19 caseload maintained its downward curve in Odisha, which recorded 428 infections on Tuesday, the lowest single-day spike in five months, a Health department official said. The State’s coronavirus tally stood at 10,17,261, while four more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,108. On Monday, it had reported 471 fresh cases. Khurda […] The post Odisha logs 428 fresh Covid cases, lowest in 5 months appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 5:32 pm
Goods train derails, falls into Nandira river

Bhubaneswar: At least nine wagons of a goods train running on Angul-Talcher Road route of East Coast Railway derailed in the early hours of Tuesday and fell into a river, officials said. The wagons, carrying wheat, plunged into the river around 2.30 am, but the loco pilot and other staff were reported to be safe […] The post Goods train derails, falls into Nandira river appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 5:11 pm
Odisha to use bees to prevent elephants from entering human habitations

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to reduce man-elephant conflict, Odisha Government has decided to use honey bees to prevent the pachyderms from straying into human habitations, a senior forest official said on Tuesday. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Sashi Paul said that the RE-HAB (Reducing Human-Elephant Attacks Using Bees) project will be launched in Athmallik […] The post Odisha to use bees to prevent elephants from entering human habitations appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 4:52 pm
Senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passes away

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Oscar Fernandes passed away in Mangalore on Monday. He was 80. A sitting member of Rajya Sabha, he was critically injured after he accidentally fell while doing his regular exercise on July 20 this year. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a […] The post Senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passes away appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 2:09 am
3 dead, lakhs hit by depression-triggered rain in Odisha

Flash flood #Jalipada #Chilika due to vigorous monsoon activity pic.twitter.com/FrMlR5R7vE — Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) September 13, 2021 Bhubaneswar: The record heavy rain that is pounding Odisha for 24 hours has left at least three persons dead, hit over 19.53 lakh people and inundated extensive areas in 11 districts prompting authorities to launch evacuation of […] The post 3 dead, lakhs hit by depression-triggered rain in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 1:08 am
Another low pressure in Odisha likely to form by Sept 17

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha battles incessant rain under the influence of a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, the Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, on Monday said that the State should brace for another low pressure system, which is likely to form by September 17. Mohapatra told a local television channel […] The post Another low pressure in Odisha likely to form by Sept 17 appeared first on Dinalipi .

14 Sep 2021 12:39 am
Bear, cub play football in Umerkote block; video goes viral

Wild bear (mother and kid) play Football in Odisha's Nabrangpur district Sukigaon area Looking it was a pleasure to behold for many#Bears #WildBear #football #forests #Odisha #animallover pic.twitter.com/iDnPmqqOU7 — Suffian सूफ़ियान سفیان (@iamsuffian) September 13, 2021 Bhubaneswar: A rare sight of two bears playing football in a remote village in Nabarangpur district has been caught […] The post Bear, cub play football in Umerkote block; video goes viral appeared firs

14 Sep 2021 12:12 am
Oppn hits out at BJD as heavy rain inundates ‘smart city’ Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The BJP and the Congress in Odisha lambasted the ruling BJD on Monday over the waterlogging woes in the Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, as roads, houses and hospitals lay inundated due to heavy rainfall in the State. The two Opposition parties wondered where and how the money allotted for improving the drainage […] The post Oppn hits out at BJD as heavy rain inundates ‘smart city’ Bhubaneswar appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 10:33 pm
Chhatrapur sub-jail to get skill development centre

Berhampur: Ganjam district administration has decided to set up a centre for skill development on the premises of a jail to provide training to the inmates, an official said on Monday. The skill-development programmes will help the inmates earn their livelihood once they are released, the official said. Around 50 out of 197 inmates of […] The post Chhatrapur sub-jail to get skill development centre appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 8:45 pm
Schools closed for two days in 12 districts amid heavy downpour

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has shut down schools in 12 districts for two days as rain continued to pound the State for the third day on Monday due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal. School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said the 12 districts where schools would remain closed till Tuesday […] The post Schools closed for two days in 12 districts amid heavy downpour appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 5:51 pm
Odisha BJP workers demand withdrawal of restrictions on Durga idol height

Cuttack: The BJP leaders and supporters staged picketing in different areas of the millennium city on Monday wearing raincoats and holding placards to press for their demand to relax the restriction on the height of the Durga idols during the 12-hour Cuttack bandh called by the party. The saffron party had called the bandh to […] The post Odisha BJP workers demand withdrawal of restrictions on Durga idol height appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 5:20 pm
Bhubaneswar, Puri break rainfall records; schools closed in 12 districts

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall continued in many parts of Odisha for the past 24 hours, breaking old records in capital city Bhubaneswar and pilgrim city Puri, the IMD said on Monday. The Government closed schools in 12 districts for two days. The depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast intensified into a deep […] The post Bhubaneswar, Puri break rainfall records; schools closed in 12 districts appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 3:51 pm
There’s no doubt that India are a very good all-round team: Chappell

Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell said there are no doubts about the Indian cricket team being a very good all-round side. He added that India, virtually unconquered at home, have proved themselves after winning successive Test series in Australia before leading 2-1 in the Test series against England. “There’s no doubt that India are […] The post There’s no doubt that India are a very good all-round team: Chappell appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 1:03 am
Priyanka Gandhi on mission to bolster party in Rae Bareli, Amethi

New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is in the State to put the house in order in her mother and interim party chief Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency, Rae Bareli, where after the general elections, the party faced several rebellions in the traditional Nehru-Gandhi bastion. Two Congress legislators, […] The post Priyanka Gandhi on mission to bolster party in Rae Bareli, Amethi appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 12:33 am
Despite video, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri could still be dead

New Delhi: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, whose video surfaced on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Saturday, could still be dead. However, Zawahiri doesn’t mention Taliban’s Afghanistan victory, and his talk of US “making its exit from Afghanistan” could have been said early as February 2020 upon Doha Agreement. Thus, he could […] The post Despite video, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri could still be dead appeared first on Dinalipi .

13 Sep 2021 12:07 am
New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel to take oath on Monday

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat has invited the Bharatiya Janata Party’s newly elected leader and Ghatlodia constituency legislator, Bhupendra Patel, to take oath as the 17th Chief Minister of the State on Monday. The newly elected leader, Bhupendra Patel, staked his claim to form a new government to the Gujarat Governor on Sunday evening, after […] The post New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel to take oath on Monday appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Sep 2021 10:45 pm
IMD forecasts very heavy rainfall in 7 Odisha districts

#Odia #weather briefing in connection with #LowPressure System#Monsoon2021 #Monsoon pic.twitter.com/4GtDKX1b2u — Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) September 12, 2021 Bhubaneswar: As a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal is all set to concentrate into a depression, Odisha, which is already soaked in the rain for two days, is likely to be lashed by more downpour […] The post IMD forecasts very heavy rainfall in 7 Odisha districts appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Sep 2021 8:22 pm
Low pressure over Bay of Bengal to turn into depression; heavy rains likely in Odisha

#Odia #weather briefing in connection with #LowPressure System#Monsoon2021 #Monsoon pic.twitter.com/4GtDKX1b2u — Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) September 12, 2021 New Delhi: A low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression by late Sunday night and it is expected to bring extremely heavy rains over parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh […] The post Low pressure over Bay of Bengal to turn into depression; heavy rains likely in Odisha appeared first o

12 Sep 2021 5:51 pm
Odisha logs 649 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 10,16,362 on Sunday as 649 more people tested positive for the virus, which is 19 more than the previous day’s count, an official said. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 8,098 as six more persons succumbed to the disease. The 649 new COVID-19 cases included 103 children and adolescents […] The post Odisha logs 649 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Sep 2021 4:18 pm
As world marks 9/11, Taliban flag raised over seat of power

Kabul: The Taliban raised their iconic white flag over the Afghan presidential palace on Saturday, a spokesman said, as the US and the world marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The banner, emblazoned with a Quranic verse, was hoisted by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the Prime Minister of the Taliban interim government, […] The post As world marks 9/11, Taliban flag raised over seat of power appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Sep 2021 1:07 am
Naveen launches light and sound show at Samaleswari temple

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched a light and sound show at Samaleswari temple in Sambalpur city on the auspicious occasion of Naukhai festival to promote the cultural heritage of western Odisha. The abode of Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, is one of the most revered in the State. The deity […] The post Naveen launches light and sound show at Samaleswari temple appeared first on Dinalipi .

12 Sep 2021 12:32 am
Odisha Govt in constant touch with Centre to resolve fertiliser crisis: Naveen

ମାନ୍ୟବର ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ ନବୀନ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ ଆଜି ରାଜ୍ୟର ୩୭,୧୨,୯୧୪ ଜଣ କ୍ଷୁଦ୍ର ଓ ନାମମାତ୍ର ଚାଷୀ ପରିବାରଙ୍କୁ ରବି ଫସଲ ପାଇଁ କାଳିଆ ଯୋଜନାରେ ୭୪୨.୫୮ କୋଟି ଟଙ୍କା ସହାୟତା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଛନ୍ତି। ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ବ୍ୟାଙ୍କ ଆ

12 Sep 2021 12:01 am
Odisha’s daily Covid cases drop below 700

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s daily detection of new COVID-19 cases dropped below 700 after a gap of three days as 630 more people, including 116 children, tested positive for the infection on Saturday, taking the State’s caseload to 10,15,713, a Health department official said. Eight fresh fatalities pushed the State’s coronavirus death toll to 8,092. The deaths […] The post Odisha’s daily Covid cases drop below 700 appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Sep 2021 10:21 pm
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigns

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday resigned from the post, his sudden announcement coming over a year before the State goes to polls. It is not clear what prompted the development in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home State where elections to the 182-member Assembly are due in December 2022. Rupani (65), the fifth […] The post Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigns appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Sep 2021 9:32 pm
Low pressure over Bay likely to turn into depression, heavy rain forecast in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday warned of heavy to very heavy rain in Odisha over the next two days as a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into a depression. The low-pressure area, which was formed on Saturday morning, is very likely to concentrate into a […] The post Low pressure over Bay likely to turn into depression, heavy rain forecast in Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Sep 2021 6:01 pm
Odisha celebrates Nuakhai amid pandemic

ଗଣପର୍ବ ନୂଆଁଖାଇର୍ ଲାଗି ସମକୁ ହୁରୁଦରୁ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଆର୍ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ୍। ତିହାର୍ ଭିତରେବି ସଭେ କୋଭିଡ୍ ନିୟମ୍ ମାନୁନ୍। ମାଁ ସମଲେଇ ସମକୁ ସୁଖ୍ ଶାନ୍ତି ଥି ବନେ କରି ରଖିଥାଉନ୍। #ନୂଆଁଖାଇଜୁହାର pic.twitter.com/AsIUhLzBVU — Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) Sept

11 Sep 2021 4:44 pm
Silicon Institute of Technology ranked 163rd in NIRF Rankings 2021

Bhubaneswar: Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (SiliconTech) has been ranked 163rd in the “Engineering” category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021, by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. SiliconTech is one among the nine institutes from Odisha in the top 200 rank. NIRF rankings 2021 were released by Union Education Minister […] The post Silicon Institute of Technology ranked 163rd in NIRF Rankings 2021 appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Sep 2021 10:50 am
12 arrested in fake RT-PCR negative report case to enter Puri temple

Puri: Puri Police on Friday arrested 12 persons, including four masterminds and as many devotees, for trying to enter Sri Jagannath temple by furnishing fake RT-PCR negative reports. Puri SP K Vishal Singh said two criminal cases were registered at Simhadwar police station and one in Kumbharpada police station under sections 465, 471, 120(B) and […] The post 12 arrested in fake RT-PCR negative report case to enter Puri temple appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Sep 2021 10:06 am
Suicide near Assembly incident: Police register murder case

Bhubaneswar: The death of a 30-year-old man, who allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide protesting denial of treatment at SCB Medical College Hospital, Cuttack, took a new turn on Friday as the police in Jagatsinghpur district registered a case of murder in this connection. The man had allegedly consumed pesticide and slit his wrist near […] The post Suicide near Assembly incident: Police register murder case appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Sep 2021 1:09 am
Vaishnaw, Pradhan flag off Hirakhand Express with LHB coaches

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the new LHB rake of Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur Hirakhand Express on Friday. The Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) coaches will replace the conventional ones. The modern coaches are anti-telescopic and therefore they do not flip in case of a collision; they are safer, lighter, more comfortable and jerk-free, […] The post Vaishnaw, Pradhan flag off Hirakhand Express with LHB coaches appeared first on Dinalip

11 Sep 2021 12:43 am
Odisha Govt rejects demand to lift order restricting Durga idol height

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Friday turned down the demand for withdrawal of its guideline restricting the maximum height of Durga idols to four feet for community pujas, saying the decision was made to avoid a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena after […] The post Odisha Govt rejects demand to lift order restricting Durga idol height appeared first on Dinalipi .

11 Sep 2021 12:11 am
5th Test cancelled after India ‘unable to field team’ against England

Manchester: The fifth Test between India and England was cancelled on Friday amid a chaotic turn of events during which the host Board’s statement on the visitors changed from “unable to field a team and will instead forfeit the match” to “regrettably unable to field a team”. The development came after the touring side was […] The post 5th Test cancelled after India ‘unable to field team’ against England appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 11:40 pm
More than 10 lakh recover from Covid, Odisha administers over 2.5 cr vaccine doses

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Friday crossed two milestones in the pandemic management with the COVID-19 recovery figure crossing the 10 lakh mark and the State administering over 2.5 crore vaccine doses to people above 18 years, a Health department official said. With the recovery of 689 more patients, Odisha’s COVID-19 recovery figure now stands at 10,00,548, […] The post More than 10 lakh recover from Covid, Odisha administers over 2.5 cr vaccine doses appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 10:57 pm
Naveen felicitates para shuttler Pramod Bhagat

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday felicitated para shuttler Pramod Bhagat who won a gold medal in para badminton in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics. Bhagat, who received a rousing welcome at the airport on his arrival to the State, received Rs 6 crore as prize money from Naveen. The State Government also offered […] The post Naveen felicitates para shuttler Pramod Bhagat appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 10:25 pm
Met issues heavy rain warning for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha may receive very heavy rainfall over the next few days as the Meteorological department said on Friday that a low pressure area would likely form in the next 24 hours. A cyclonic circulation lies over the east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood and extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level, Bhubaneswar […] The post Met issues heavy rain warning for Odisha appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 8:54 pm
Dibya Mishra visits Power System Control Centre of TPCODL

Bhubaneswar: State Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra recently visited the Power System Control Centre (PSCC) of TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) in Bhubaneswar. He was accompanied by Subhash Singh, MP, Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patanaik and Bikram Panda, MLA. The PSCC is the main centre for all the operations of TPCODL 33/11 kV substations. Seventy […] The post Dibya Mishra visits Power System Control Centre of TPCODL appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 6:49 pm
NIRF rankings 2021: KIIT ranked 21st among universities

Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University has entered 2021 with a thumping 21st in the ranking among universities. What is more glorious is that the ranking holds it high among all the public and private universities in the country in the NIRF India Rankings 2021. It is no mere recognition […] The post NIRF rankings 2021: KIIT ranked 21st among universities appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 6:20 pm
Odisha reports 745 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 745 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and six more deaths, a Health department official said. The State reported an average of 66 deaths per day in August, while the average in July was 61, and in June it was 42. Odisha has so far reported 10,15,083 cases and 8,084 deaths. Of the […] The post Odisha reports 745 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 5:26 pm
Gold medallist Pramod Bhagat gets hero’s welcome

Bhubaneswar: After winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, ace shuttler Pramod Bhagat returned to his home State, Odisha, on Friday afternoon. Amid the beats of ‘dhol’ and cheers, Pramod was given a hero’s welcome at Biju Patnaik International Airport by the State Government. State Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera and Secretary R Vineel […] The post Gold medallist Pramod Bhagat gets hero’s welcome appeared first on Dinalipi .

10 Sep 2021 5:02 pm