• At 418, COVID-19 cases count in Odisha reaches lowest in five months 01 Dec 2020 08:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After a gap of four and half months, the daily COVID-19 count of Odisha dropped below 500-mark on Monday. Around 418 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, of which 241 were related to quarantine while the …
  • Troops kill armed robber in Jos 28 Nov 2020 09:52 By Chimezie Godfrey The troops of Operation Safe Haven have neutralized an armed robber in Jos, Plateau State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters Abuja, Maj Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. Enenche …
  • Odisha assembly passes bill to give legal support to Idco 24 Nov 2020 19:23 Odisha assembly buildingBHUBANESWAR: The state assembly on Tuesday passed the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (amendment) Bill, 2020 (OIIDC) to provide legal support to state government agency—Idco, to take up “social …
  • Rewilding of tigress Sundari reaches MP High Court 22 Nov 2020 05:01 By Express News Service ANGUL:  Rewilding of tigress Sundari, now in an enclosure in Satkosia, has reached the High Court of Madhya Pradesh after an NGO filed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking response from the Forest department of Odisha. Field …
  • After CAG rap, government frames new guidelines for Western Odisha Development Council projects 19 Nov 2020 06:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rapped by CAG over delay in execution of key projects, Odisha government has prepared guidelines for finalisation of new projects taken up by the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC). Annually, WODC comprising 10 …
  • Odisha: BJP chief inaugurates party offices in 6 districts, says closer to forming govt in state 17 Nov 2020 18:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: National president of BJP JP Nadda on Tuesday exhorted party workers to continue their good work as he claimed prospects of the saffron party forming government in Odisha is looking bright. Inaugurating six new party …
  • Bihar rejected 'goonda raj', voted for development: BJP chief Nadda 17 Nov 2020 09:53 Bhubaneswar: People of Bihar rejected "goonda raj" and voted for development, BJP president JP Nadda said on Tuesday. Inaugurating six party offices in Odisha, Nadda said the people of Bihar gave their "stamp of approval" to the …
  • IHME lowers death projection but state alert to Covid threat 14 Nov 2020 05:31 Covid testing in CuttackBHUBANESWAR: Even as the state government is not showing any laxity in the enforcement of Covid norms anticipating a possible second wave of infection after December 15, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) — a …
  • Daily COVID-19 infections in Odisha drops below 1,000 after 110 days 11 Nov 2020 04:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily COVID-19 infections in Odisha dropped below 1,000 - for the first time in 110 days - on Tuesday when the State registered 987 cases. The last lowest 1,078 cases were recorded on July 21. The new infections …
  • COVID-19 recoveries drop after 45 days in Bhubaneswar 09 Nov 2020 04:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the test positivity rate remained below three percent for the fourth consecutive day, the number of recoveries dropped on Sunday as compared to new cases after nearly 45 days. While 1,434 persons tested positive …
  • Mercury dips in Odisha, Sonepur coldest at 11.8 C 08 Nov 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The winter is setting in. Many parts of Odisha saw a dip in mercury as minimum temperature fell after the dry northerly and north-westerly winds headed towards the State. Sonepur was the coldest in the State with night …
  • Odisha approves 5 mega investment proposals worth Rs 92,713 crore 05 Nov 2020 17:37 The Odisha government on Thursday accorded in-principle approval for five mega investment proposals worth Rs 92,713 crore which upon grounding will generate employment for 31,979 people, official sources said. The mega investment proposals were in the …
  • #EndSARS: Benumbed by killing, looting, vandalism, arson 05 Nov 2020 00:43 Days after violence ended the #EndSARS protests, many states across the country are still counting their losses, Our Correspondents report About a fortnight ago violence ended what started as a peaceful agitation by the mass of Nigerian youths to end …
  • Jumbo dies with calf by side in Odisha 03 Nov 2020 02:45 By Express News Service ANGUL: A 25-year-old female elephant died of internal injuries in Katranga section of Satkosia Wildlife Division on Monday. The elephant’s hind legs had become immobilised and she was unable to stand. Satkosia DFO Rama Samy said a …
  • Early winter for Odisha? Temperature dips below normal minimum in eight places including Cuttack 31 Oct 2020 06:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha witnessed the first signs of winter with eight places recording below normal minimum temperature on Friday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reports, Angul recorded 13.8 degree Celsius …
  • Prepare rehab plan for affected, Angul told 30 Oct 2020 05:05 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State government on Thursday directed the Angul district administration to prepare a comprehensive rehabilitation package for people who would be affected by the development of Mandakini-B coal bock of Talcher …
  • Covid cases rise as Odisha accelerates tests 30 Oct 2020 02:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 infections continued to rise further with enhanced testing as Odisha reported 1,617 new cases and 13 deaths in a 24-hour period pushing the tally to 2,87,099 and death toll to 1,350.The number of fresh …
  • Covid-19: Odisha reports 1617 fresh cases in 24 hours as infections continue to rise 29 Oct 2020 15:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 infections continued to rise further with enhanced testing as Odisha reported 1617 new cases and 13 deaths in a 24 hour period pushing the tally to 2,87,099 and the death toll to 1350. The number of fresh …
  • Breaking News: October 28, 2020 | Highlights 29 Oct 2020 05:12 Oct 28, 2020 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 80 lakh India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday night, 18 days after it crossed 70 lakh, while the total number of recoveries went past …
  • Odisha's Mahanadi Coalfields makes robotic intervention in mining operations 25 Oct 2020 03:19 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has added yet another feather to its cap by making robotic intervention in mining operations to prevent dust pollution and combat fire. Continuing with a series of innovations for making …
  • Aluminium park in Angul to be ready by March 2021: Govt 24 Oct 2020 12:09
  • New Covid infections drop further in Odisha 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new infections in the State dropped further to 1,793, lowest in last two and a half month.On August 6, the daily Covid-19 count was 1,833. With this, the State tally touched 2,77,887. The daily positivity …
  • Odisha's daily Covid-19 positivity rate drops below 5 percent 23 Oct 2020 04:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to report less than 2,000 new Covid-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day bringing down the daily positivity rate to below five per cent (pc) for second successive day on Thursday. As many as 1,913 …
  • NALCO Bags ‘ICC PSE Excellence Award’ In CSR Category 19 Oct 2020 13:06 Bhubaneswar, 14.10.2020: The unwavering commitment and caring approach towards society and people has helped National Aluminum Company Ltd (NALCO), a Navratna PSU under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, bag the prestigious Award in the CSR category. In …
  • NEET Result 2020: First generation learners create history by cracking medical entrance 19 Oct 2020 07:07 Kshirodini Sahoo, Nivedita Panda, Satyajit Sahoo and Subhendu Parida are among 19 underprivileged students who combat all the roadblocks to emerge a winner. These students are the first-generation learners of their families. All of them went to a school in …
  • Zindagi Foundation's 19 students crack NEET 18 Oct 2020 05:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: All the 19 medical aspirants from poor backgrounds, who were undergoing coaching free of cost at the city-based Zindagi Foundation, have cracked the NEET-2020.  The foundation is run by Ajay Bahadur Singh, who set it up …
  • NEET 2020: 19 Poor Medical Aspirants Crack Exam With Help Of Odisha-Based Charitable Group 17 Oct 2020 13:11 Keeping alive its motto of giving wings to medical aspirants hailing from the deprived sections of the society, an Odisha-based charitable group has achieved remarkable success this year also as all 19 students cracked the medical entrance examination NEET …
  • COVID-19: Odisha positivity rate higher than 14 states 16 Oct 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State Government claimed that the new Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate are on the decline for the last over 10 days, the cumulative positivity rate (CPR) in Odisha is more than that of 14 other …
  • Seven air monitoring stations to come up in Odisha 16 Oct 2020 03:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) on Thursday reiterated its commitment to establish continuous air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) in seven places of the State including the Capital city for real …
  • Odisha woman, grandchildren living in Swachh Bharat toilet rehabilitated 14 Oct 2020 21:13 The toilet, and cooking utensils near it. (Express Photo)For over two months, a 3 ft x 4 ft x 6 ft toilet built under the Swachh Bharat Mission in Baisana village in Kishorenagar taluka of Odisha’s Angul district was home to a septuagenarian woman and her …
  • Odisha: COVID count declines as high burden districts conduct less tests 11 Oct 2020 04:31 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With the daily Covid count going southwards, if you think the coronavirus infection is under control in Odisha, hold your breath. The number of new cases announced by the State Government may not be indicating the actual …
  • Odisha’s Covid tally drops below 3K mark 06 Oct 2020 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AFTER a gap of 35 days, the Covid-19 tally of Odisha fell below the 3,000-mark with 2,617 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The previous lowest count of 2,602 cases had been reported on August 30. …
  • MCL sets up orchards in Angul village 04 Oct 2020 05:48 By Express News Service ANGUL: Paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on Friday inaugurated five orchards having more than 5,500 fruit-bearing trees under its project ‘Kayakalp’ at Basantpur …
  • Pradhan seeks speedy completion of aluminium park at Angul 14 Jun 2020 06:51 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday reviewed the progress of the Angul aluminium park.Pradhan said the project should be completed as early as possible as it would promote downstream industries and …
  • COVID-19 lockdown aftermath: Bus services hit in Odisha's Angul 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service ANGUL: The fear of Covid-19 has badly hit bus services in the district. With no passenger turnout, buses remained off road on Friday even as the Government has allowed resumption of passenger transport services in full steam. As …
  • No end to trouble for MSMEs in Odisha's Angul district amid COVID-19 lockdown 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service ANGUL: As the lockdown restrictions were eased in the second phase and further relaxations come into force from Monday, around 200 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the district have resumed their operations.The units …
  • Stranded due to lockdown, Angul native walks 170-km to reach home 13 Apr 2020 03:11 Express News Service ANGUL: With no work or money to sustain himself in the Capital City of Bhubaneswar amid the lockdown, a labourer walked for 170 km to reach his home in Angul district. He arrived at Pitri, 80 km away from his village, on Saturday night …
  • Covid-19: Nalco's Angul smelter runs smoothly with 3 months' stock of coal 27 Mar 2020 13:18 National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has overcome supply disruptions with adequate coal stocks piled up at the site of its smelting complex at Angul, some 160 km from here. The 0.46 million tonne capacity aluminium smelter of the state-owned producer is …
  • Angul BEd college stares at closure 07 Mar 2020 07:51 By Express News Service ANGUL: Nabakrushna Chaudhury College of Teacher Education, also known as Angul BEd College, is staring at closure due to lack of adequate teaching staff and own land. The college cannot invite admission to BEd and MEd courses for …
  • Revival plan of Talcher Fertiliser Plant in Odisha's Angul on fast track 20 Jan 2020 13:05 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The coal gasification based urea plant of Talcher Fertilisers Limited (TFL) will be commissioned in September 2023. "Commitment of more than Rs 8,000 has been made so far by TFL under various contracts. Pre-project …
  • JSPL resumes operations in coal gasification plant in Odisha’s Angul district 14 Jan 2020 05:26 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has resumed operations in its direct reduced iron (DRI) plant based on coal gasification process in Odidha’s Angul district. The facility, which has a production capacity of 1.80 MTPA, had halted its operations due to …
  • JSPL commissioned its 4th Coke Oven Battery at Angul Steel Plant 11 Dec 2019 05:53 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) has commissioned its 4th Coke Oven Battery at Angul plant making it self-sufficient in coke requirement. The Coke Oven consists of 4 nos. batteries of 45,000 tons each per month will be producing a total coke of 2.0 …
  • Centre drops Angul Aluminum Park 30 Nov 2019 06:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government’s push for setting up an aluminium park at Angul to attract investments and create job opportunities received a blow as the Centre dropped the project citing no visible progress due to resentment by …
  • V2 Retail Ltd opens new retail store at Angul Town 19 Nov 2019 06:41 V2 Retail Ltd has opened one operational Retail Store at Khata No.333 Plot No. 1068 MZ-Angul Town, Odisha-759122. Therefore currently 76 (Seventy Six) Retail stores are operational. Shares of V2 RETAIL LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.112 as compared to …
  • Nalco says Damanjodi plant, Angul CPP affected due to acute coal shortage 16 Oct 2019 13:38 National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has said that an acute coal shortage is affecting its smelter plant operations. In a press release, the company said it fully depends upon Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) for coal supply to its captive power plant ( …
  • Fighting Malnutrition In Odisha’s Angul, A Story That Inspires All 22 Sep 2019 07:07 Located in a remote corner of Odisha is a small district of about 6,232 square km, named Angul. A small district, it has got its own story to tell about its efforts in battling malnutrition and showing its people the path towards healthy life. Angul is …
  • Angul minor rape case: Chargesheet filed in one month 19 Aug 2019 06:25 By Express News Service ANGUL: In order to ensure speedy trial, Angul police on Saturday filed chargesheet against a 59-year-old man accused of raping a minor girl in the town last month in less than one month. The chargesheet was presented in the special …
  • One dead, three trapped as coal mine caves in Odisha's Angul district 25 Jul 2019 06:43 By Express News Service TALCHER (ODISHA): At least one miner was killed and three others were trapped following a strata collapse at an open cast coal mine at Bharatpur in Angul district. Sources said the incident took place at Bharatpur open cast project …
  • 1 killed, 3 feared dead in landslide at coal mine in Angul 24 Jul 2019 11:53 Angul: A worker was killed and three others are feared dead following a landslide at an open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL) in Bharatpur area of Odisha’s Angul district on Tuesday night. Nine injured workers were shifted to hospital after a …
  • Police conduct drive to check illegal cattle trade in Odisha's Angul 13 Jul 2019 03:10 By Express News Service ANGUL:  In a drive against cattle smuggling, Angul police has rescued as many as 800 cattle from Bantala, Jarapara and Banarpal areas. Police also seized nine containers besides several trucks and other vehicles used in carrying the …
  • JSPL’s Angul plant posts record production of hot metal 03 Jul 2019 17:05 Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) India’s largest blast furnace belonging to Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) produced its highest ever hot metal production of 10,845 metric tonne for a single day at its Angul plant in Odisha on Tuesday. It is also reported …
  • JSPL-Angul posts record production of Hot Metal 03 Jul 2019 13:45 India's largest Blast Furnace at JSPL Angul Odisha has produced its highest ever Hot Metal production of 10845 MT for a single day on 2nd July 2019. It is also reported that this is the ever highest production produced by any of the BFs in India. The …
  • Angul residents warn of mine bandh from June 30 28 Jun 2019 03:59 By Express News Service ANGUL: Accusing Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) of doing nothing on their demand for rehabilitation, villagers of Patharmunda at Kaniha have threatened to paralyse coal mine operation from June 30. In a notice to the local …
  • JSPL restarts 1.8 mtpa sponge plant at Angul 25 Mar 2019 11:39 Steel-maker Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) on Monday said it has restarted 1.8 million tonnes per annum sponge iron plant at Angul steel complex. The DRI (sponge iron) facility is powered by the coal gasification plant that converts high-ash coal to …
  • JSPL re-starts 1.8 MTPA Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant at Angul 25 Mar 2019 11:27 Guided by its production ramp up plan and supported by the healthy demand for steel in market, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has re-started its 1.8 MTPA Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant at the 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Complex at Angul (Odisha). …
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister lays foundation stone of Bokaro - Angul section of 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' 25 Dec 2018 03:03 Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of the Bokaro - Angul section of the Jagdishpur - Haldia & Bokaro - Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL), paving the way for the supply of natural gas for households, vehicles and …
  • Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL (India) Ltd.’s the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) 24 Dec 2018 13:02 Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL (India) Ltd.’s the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) on December 24, 2018 …
  • Hon’ble Prime Minister to lays foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline and GAIL’s Bokaro – Angul section of ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ 22 Dec 2018 14:41 Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of IndianOil’s Paradip-Hyderabad Pipeline project and GAIL (India) Ltd.’s the Bokaro – Angul section of the Jagdishpur – Haldia & Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline (JHBDPL) on December 24, …
  • JSPL to build 2-mt cement plant close to Angul steel unit to tap synergies 30 Oct 2018 14:31 Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) plans to set up a two-million-tonne cement plant close to its steel plant at Angul in Odisha. The project is estimated to cost about Rs 5 billion and will come up within an industrial park being promoted by the Navin Jindal- …
  • NH violence: Angul BJP chief held 29 Oct 2018 04:02 By Express News Service ANGUL: Police on Sunday arrested district BJP president Bhagirathi Pradhan from Bhubaneswar for his involvement in NH violence that took place after an elderly man was allegedly killed by tigress Sundari at Tainsi village on October …
  • Jindal Steel and Power Ltd to enhance Angul plant's capacity to 20 mtpa by 2030 26 Oct 2018 11:21 BHUBANESWAR: The Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has set a target to increase its Angul plant's capacity to 20 mtpa by 2030, a top company official said today. This was revealed by JSPL chairman Navin Jindal, who earlier in the day met Odisha steel …
  • JSPL to set up Odisha's first private industrial park at Angul 12 Sep 2018 14:16 Naveen Jindal-owned Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) will set up Odisha’s first private industrial park adjacent to its 6 million tonne steel plant at Angul. Spread over 500 acres of land, the park will mainly house steel downstream, ancillary and …
  • Angul Aluminium Park a potential area for cooperation for Russian investment: Nalco 28 Aug 2018 17:01 New Delhi, Aug 28 () National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) today said it has pitched for Angul Aluminium Park as a potential area for collaboration with Russia for technology and investment. Angul Aluminium Park is a joint venture promoted by NALCO and …
  • Nalco plans Alloy Wire Rod manufacturing facility at Angul 10 Aug 2018 12:33 National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco), is planning to set up an Alloy Wire Rod manufacturing facility at its existing Smelter Plant at Angul, Odisha to cater to increasing demand for aluminium in power sector, particularly in power transmission. The …
  • JSPL's 4 steelmaking facilities at Angul plant to be inaugurated tomorrow 15 Jun 2018 10:42 JSPL today said Union Ministers Chaudhary Birender Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan will tomorrow dedicate to the nation its 3 MTPA basic oxygen furnace (BOF) at Angul steel plant in Odisha. Besides, the ministers will inaugurate a 2 MTPA DRI plant, a blast …
  • JSPL's 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant to be dedicated to the Nation at Angul on June 16th 2018 15 Jun 2018 10:17 Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) would be dedicating its core steelmaking facilities at India's Most Modern 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant to the Nation on June 16th 2018. The Dedication to the Nation of 4 steelmaking marvels will be done by Shri …
  • Bandh over poor health services hits life in Angul 13 Apr 2018 01:09 ANGUL:  Normal life came to a standstill in Angul as the bandh over deteriorating health services evoked total response on Thursday. The bandh call given by Angul Zilla Janjiban Surakhya Committee was also supported by various other organisations, …
  • JSPL hopes to achieve 85% capacity utilisation at Angul plant in 3-4 months 09 Apr 2018 13:02 KOLKATA: Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) hopes to achieve a capacity utilisation level of 85% in the next three to four months at its five million tonne integrated steel plant at Angul as part of its asset sweating roadmap. The company, which commissioned a …
  • Jumbo worry on highway in Angul 23 Mar 2018 21:57 Dhenkanal: Travelling on the National Highway No. 55 between the district and Angul has become a troublesome affair as elephants are often spotted crossing the road at three points resulting in traffic snarl. Officials had earlier said the jumbos blocked …
  • Angul police nab robbers 18 Mar 2018 21:02 Angul: Police busted a gang involved in snatching and other crimes in the Talcher-Angul belt. The gang was arrested when the police raided their hideout in the city on Saturday night. There were nine people in the gang out of which six were nabbed and the …
  • Culture event a hit in Angul 20 Jan 2018 19:56 Angul: Thousands thronged the three-day Angul Zila Mahostav as the festival, which concluded on Saturday, lined up several cultural and entertainment programmes. The Zila Sanskruti Parishad organised the fest. Parishad authorities had roped in cultural …
  • Italian delegation shows interest to invest in Nalco's Angul aluminium park 20 Jan 2018 15:32 A visiting high-level delegation from Italy has evinced interest in investing at the aluminium downstream park at Angul (Odisha). The cluster spreading 240 acres, is being developed jointly by National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and state-owned Odisha …
  • Jindal Steel & Power Ltd completes 250 Tonne Basic Oxygen Furnace at Angul, Odisha 29 Dec 2017 08:34 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has successfully completed a 250 Ton Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) marking the completion of its 6 MTPA integrated steel project at Angul, Odisha. With the completion of the new steel making facility, JSPL will utilize the …
  • Angul plant boost for Jindal Steel 26 Dec 2017 18:49 New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Tuesday said the completion of a three million tonnes per annum (MTPA) basic oxygen furnace at the company's Angul steel plant in Odisha had increased its production capacity to 11.6 MTPA. The …
  • Relocation plan for Angul's killer tusker 20 Dec 2017 20:11 Angul: The state forest department has decided to relocate the "rogue" tusker that has already killed three persons in the past fortnight in Khamara forest division after agitated villagers demonstrated in front of the forest office on Wednesday …
  • Pradhan lays foundation stone for Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline 17 Dec 2017 15:47 Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the foundation stone for new Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline and Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack-Paradip natural gas spurline in Odisha. The foundation stone was laid at Haripur …
  • Minor girl raped in Angul 18 Nov 2017 21:16 Angul: A nine-year-old girl, studying in Class IV of an upper primary school within Jarapara police limit, was allegedly raped by a youth during school hours. The incident has sparked off protest from local people, who gheraoed the police station and the …
  • Job fairs for Angul youth 15 Nov 2017 19:15 Angul: The district administration will organise job fairs at Boinda and Khamar next month to provide employment opportunities to local youths. This will be the third job fair to be held in the district after 2014 and 2016. While the Khamar fair will …
  • Cool water for Angul schools 07 Nov 2017 20:30 Angul: All government schools in the district will shortly get purified and cool drinking water before the summer. The Angul district administration has recently decided this. The total estimate for the project, which is about Rs 8 crore, will be …
  • Angul gets new hospital 25 Oct 2017 21:49 Angul: A 100-bed mother and child care hospital started functioning in the city on Wednesday. Health minister Pratap Jena inaugurated the health facility on Tuesday. Only the outdoor wards started functioning, while the indoor units failed to become …
  • Murder shock in Angul: A family killed in one night 11 Oct 2017 05:59 ANGUL: In a gruesome incident, unidentified miscreants murdered three members of a family, including an eight-year-old boy, in cold blood and dumped their bodies kilometres apart sending shockwaves across the district on Tuesday. The heinous crime took …
  • JSPL sells oxygen plant assets at Raigarh, Angul units for Rs 1,121 crore 09 Oct 2017 12:05 “Under the transaction, JSPL has divested its Oxygen Plant Assets at its integrated steel plants at Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) and Angul (Odisha), and received a total consideration (inclusive of taxes) of Rs 1,121 crore. JSPL and SREI Equipment Finance Ltd …
  • JSPL divest Oxygen Plant assets at Raigarh and Angul Units 09 Oct 2017 09:17 Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has consummated sale of Oxygen Plant assets at Raigarh and Angul Units at Rs. 1121 crores to SREI Equipment Finance Ltd. Under the transaction, JSPL has divested its oxygen plant assets at Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) and Angul …
  • JSPL divests oxygen plant assets at Raigarh, Angul units 09 Oct 2017 08:26 New Delhi, Oct 9:   Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has completed the sale of its oxygen plant assets to SREI Equipment Finance Ltd. A company statement said, "Under the transaction, JSPL has divested its oxygen plant assets at its integrated steel …
  • Jindal's Angul plant output doubles 27 Jul 2017 21:27 Bhubaneswar, July 27: Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) chief Naveen Jindal today said the four million tonne per annum (MTPA) integrated steel plant at Angul, which was commissioned earlier this year, had doubled its production this month compared to …
  • NGT order to find new dump yard in Angul 23 Jul 2017 22:20 Bhubaneswar, July 23: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Angul district administration to identify an alternative dumping site within 30 days. It has also asked the Angul Municipality to survey, explore and identify a suitable place that …
  • Fire breaks out at Nalco in Odisha's Angul 11 Jul 2017 13:12 ANGUL: Fire broke out at the captive power plant of the National Aluminium Company (Nalco) spreading panic here on Tuesday. Preliminary reports said, there was no loss of life or injury caused by the mishap. At about 1 pm, generator transformer of Nalco …
  • Odisha to set up Rs 180 crore aluminium park at Angul 09 Jul 2017 10:54 BHUBANESHWAR: A state-of-the-art Aluminium Park, aiming at creating 15,000 job opportunities, will soon come up at Angul in Odisha.      It will be the first project in the subcontinent with a facility to directly obtain molten aluminium from the smelter, …
  • Nalco, IDCO to set up Aluminium Park in Angul 07 Jul 2017 15:27 Nalco, in collaboration with Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, is setting up the first of its kind Aluminium Park in Angul. (Photo:IE) Nalco, in collaboration with Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, is setting …
  • JSPL Angul plant plate making mill bags API monogram license 01 Jul 2017 16:13 JSPL, Angul becomes the second mill in India to get the license of American Petroleum Institute (API) for all three grades (API 2W, API 2H AND API 2Y), a company release said today.(Company Website) The plate making mill of Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) at …
  • Naveen Jindal's JSPL to break even from Angul operations in October 03 Jun 2017 18:04 Naveen Jindal promoted Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) expects to break even from its Angul steel plant operations from October this year with the successful commissioning of the blast furnace that has taken the plant capacity to six million tonne per …
  • Jindal Steel & Power says minor fire broke out on Monday at co's Angul plant in Odisha 30 May 2017 11:35 5:30am EDT May 30 (Reuters) - Jindal Steel & Power Ltd :Says minor fire broke out on monday at an under construction ancillary facility at angul plant in odisha.Says fire was controlled and there was no casualties.Says the operations at our angul plant …
  • JSPL completes 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Angul, at an investment of Rs.33,000 crore 28 May 2017 16:43 Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), India's leading steel and power major has dedicated its 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Angul to the Nation. Odisha's Largest and Most-Modern Integrated Steel Plant was dedicated to the Nation by Honorable …
  • Jindal Steel & Power : JSPL completes 6 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Angul, at an investment of Rs.33,000 crore 28 May 2017 15:38 May 28, 2017 The BSE Ltd. Corporate Relationship Department, 1st Floor, New Trading Ring, Rotunda Building, P J Towers, Dalal Street, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001 # 022 - 2272 3121, 2037, 2041 [email protected] Security Code No. : 532286 The National Stock …
  • New 4 MTPA steel capacity at Angul to help JSPL turn around: Naveen Jindal 27 May 2017 15:51 Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) chairman, Naveen Jindal, said the commissioning of the four million tonne per annum (MTPA) steel capacity at the company's Angul facility in Odisha today would contribute a lot in the financial turnaround of the …
  • Heat wave sweeps across Odisha, Angul sizzles at 44.7 degrees Celsius 28 Apr 2017 17:38 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:April 28, 2017 9:41 pm The number of deaths due to sun-stroke stood at three with the casualties being reported from Bargarh, Angul and Balangir districts. (Representational Image) Blistering heat swept across Odisha today …
  • Angul hottest place in Odisha at 42.7 degree Celsius 04 Apr 2017 18:30 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:April 4, 2017 10:25 pm The mercury started rising across Odisha amid signs of revival of heat wave today after a brief respite for two days, as Angul remained the hottest place in the state with 42.7 degrees Celsius. The …
  • JSPL up 6%; Edelweiss upgrades on Angul ramp-up, likely debt cut 10 Mar 2017 12:12 Moneycontrol Bureau Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) shares rallied 6 percent to close at Rs 125.50 on Friday after Edelweiss upgraded the stock to buy from hold on ramp-up in Angul capacity and likely debt reduction. "We upgrade Jindal Steel & …
  • Jumbo steps on live wire in Angul, dies 09 Mar 2017 04:12 Bhubaneswar, March 8: The death of a female elephant near Bhadramunda village under Khamar forest range in Angul district last night has again brought the issue of jumbos falling prey to high-tension wires into focus. Sources said the elephant that was …
  • JSPL to commission Angul blast furnace by April: CEO 20 Feb 2017 14:34 Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) will commission the blast furnace at Angul, Odisha by early April to add an additional 3.5 million tonnes capacity, its Managing Director and CEO Ravi Uppal said. Besides, the company will continue with its assets sale …
  • Youth held for murder 27 Nov 2020 06:52 By Express News Service BALANGIR: A youth was arrested for stabbing a 45-year-old man to death on NH-59 in Bhalumunda village within Bangomunda police limits on Thursday. The victim, Lalmohan Kaibarta, native of Gondabahali village in Nuapada district and …
  • Twist in Puri custodial death as House simmers for second day 22 Nov 2020 03:05 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/PURI:  Even as the political storm over the alleged custodial death in Puri shows no sign of subsiding, the case took a new turn on Saturday with the police releasing a video claiming the family members of the victim …
  • Daily wager from Odisha's Sonepur district gets Rs 10 crore notice from GST officials 21 Nov 2020 06:41 By Express News Service BALANGIR/BHAWANIPATNA: Bhagawan Dharua was shocked to see members of GST enforcement squad in his house at Singhijuba village of Sonepur district on November 18.  The 68-year-old was handed out a summon about outstanding GST …
  • 7 arrested for killing 6 of family in Balangir 19 Nov 2020 07:50
  • After CAG rap, government frames new guidelines for Western Odisha Development Council projects 19 Nov 2020 06:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rapped by CAG over delay in execution of key projects, Odisha government has prepared guidelines for finalisation of new projects taken up by the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC). Annually, WODC comprising 10 …
  • High Court seeks clarification on Collector power to sarpanchs 18 Nov 2020 09:06 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to clear the air over the continuation of its order bestowing 'powers of  Collector' on sarpanchs to decentralise the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. …
  • Odisha: 6 family members found dead at their home in Balangir 11 Nov 2020 18:18 Nov 11, 2020, 11:31PM ISTSource: ANISix members of a family were found dead in Odisha’s Balangir district. They were found dead at their residence. Speaking to media, Balangir SP, Madkar Sandeep Sampat said, “It is a case of murder. A special team has been …
  • Six of family found dead at home in Odisha's Balangir district 11 Nov 2020 11:14 By Express News Service BALANGIR: In a tragic incident, six members of a family were found dead inside a house at Sanrapada village under Patnagarh police limits in Balangir district on Wednesday. The incident came to light after the neighbours found the …
  • COVID-19 recoveries drop after 45 days in Bhubaneswar 09 Nov 2020 04:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the test positivity rate remained below three percent for the fourth consecutive day, the number of recoveries dropped on Sunday as compared to new cases after nearly 45 days. While 1,434 persons tested positive …
  • OJEE-2020 results announced: Sovit Patel BTech topper 06 Nov 2020 12:34 BHUBANESWAR: The results of Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE-2020) is published on Friday. Skill development and technical education minister Premananda Nayak released the results booklet here in the evening. Sovit Patel from Titilagarh in Balangir …
  • Farmers take to streets against new farm laws 06 Nov 2020 10:33 Farmers under the aegis of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan block NH 16 at Hi-Tech Hospital Square in Bhubaneswar on ThursdayBHUBANESWAR/SAMBALPUR: Farmers under the banner of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS), Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samanwaya …
  • Odisha plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine to over three lakh healthcare workers 02 Nov 2020 19:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has planned to administer COVID-19 vaccine to over three lakh healthcare workers (HCWs) in the first phase as and when the vaccine is available. As decided by the Centre, frontline healthcare personnel …
  • Early winter for Odisha? Temperature dips below normal minimum in eight places including Cuttack 31 Oct 2020 06:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha witnessed the first signs of winter with eight places recording below normal minimum temperature on Friday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reports, Angul recorded 13.8 degree Celsius …
  • 19-year-old Odia girl turns messiah for hapless labourers in Tamil Nadu 25 Oct 2020 05:28 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Not everyone can script such story of courage as Manasi Bariha. At a time when thousands of migrant labourers from across the country were held up in Tamil Nadu brick kilns and had lost hopes of returning home post COVID- …
  • New Covid infections drop further in Odisha 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new infections in the State dropped further to 1,793, lowest in last two and a half month.On August 6, the daily Covid-19 count was 1,833. With this, the State tally touched 2,77,887. The daily positivity …
  • Revival of Sarala spinning mill, Chellakumar’s bypoll promise 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service JAGATSINGHPUR: Odisha in-charge of Congress, A Chellakumar on Friday promised to revive the Sarala spinning mill in Tirtol if the party candidate is elected in the upcoming bypoll.He visited the closed mill while campaigning for …
  • SAMS Odisha second merit list of Plus III 1st year published 23 Oct 2020 05:11 BHUBANESWAR: Merit list of second round selection of Plus III first year was published on Thursday. A total of 22,016 students have been selected in the second round. Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (BJB) Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar has topped the cut-off …
  • Rendered jobless, Odisha civil engineer labours under MGNREGA 22 Oct 2020 14:09 An engineering graduate was found labouring under a Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme in Odisha’s Balangir district as the job market battered by COVID-19 is yet to open up. It was on a regular field inspection of …
  • Daily spike of COVID-19 cases drops below 2,000-mark after two months in Odisha 20 Oct 2020 07:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As test rate continues to drop in the State, the daily spike in COVID-19 cases plunged below 2,000-mark after a gap of two months. A total 1,982 cases were reported in the State in last 24 hours. Only 38,740 tests were …
  • Elderly couple found dead under mysterious circumstances in Odisha 19 Oct 2020 09:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An elderly couple was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a government quarter in Kudasingha village under Balangir Sadar block on Monday morning. The couple do not have any children. While Brundaban was found …
  • OPHWC to construct academic, administrative block of Rajendra University 19 Oct 2020 03:32 BHUBANESWAR: The higher education department has taken a decision to rope in Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation (OPHWC) as executing agency for construction of academic and administrative block of newly created Rajendra University Balangir …
  • Odisha class X student held for sexually harassing junior 12 Oct 2020 03:39 By Express News Service BALANGIR: A Class X student of Royal International School at Tusra was arrested by police on Sunday for allegedly sexually harassing a junior student in the hostel. While the boy has been sent to a juvenile home in Rourkela, two …
  • Orissa High Court directs for reinstating terminated constable 11 Oct 2020 06:20 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court has directed the State Government to reinstate a person who was discharged from police service way back in 1994 on account falling short in height by one centimetre. The Court issued the direction on …
  • Odisha: COVID count declines as high burden districts conduct less tests 11 Oct 2020 04:31 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With the daily Covid count going southwards, if you think the coronavirus infection is under control in Odisha, hold your breath. The number of new cases announced by the State Government may not be indicating the actual …
  • Minor raped by father in K’para 08 Oct 2020 04:18 By Express News Service KENDRAPARA/BALANGIR: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father on Tuesday night in a village within Kendrapara Sadar police limits. The victim lodged an FIR on Wednesday in the police station and alleged that her …
  • Samarth Agarwal tops JEE (Advanced) in East zone 06 Oct 2020 06:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/BALANGIR/ROURKELA: Samarth Agarwal of Rourkela topped the JEE (Advanced) in eastern zone by securing an all India rank 25 in the examination the results of which were announced on Monday.The 18-year-old youth who …
  • Brick kiln workers get justice after 12-year wait 06 Oct 2020 06:29 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Twelve years after suffering physical and mental torture by a brick kiln owner at Karnataka, six migrant labourer families from Tentelmunda village in Belpada block finally got justice. The Additional Sessions Court of …
  • Samarth Agarwal from Rourkela tops IIT Kharagpur zone in JEE Advanced, cousin gets AIR 100 06 Oct 2020 03:28 BHUBANESWAR/ROURKELA: Results of JEE Advanced examination was published on Monday. Samarth Agarwal, a Rourkela boy, secured All India Rank 25 in the JEE Advanced 2020. He also topped the IIT Kharagpur zone with this rank. Agarwal, a student of DPS …
  • Rounak Dalmia Odisha topper in JEE Advanced, cousin gets AIR 100 05 Oct 2020 15:02 BHUBANESWAR: Results of JEE Advanced examination was published on Monday. Rounak Dalmia from Kantabanji in Balangir district became the state topper by securing All India Rank 52. Rounak, son of a businessman, was in fourth position among top 5 candidates …
  • Odisha Police seeks AP like joint coop with Chhattisgarh 04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Riding high on its success against Left Wing Extremism, Odisha Police on Saturday pitched for enhanced inter-state coordination with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a constant source of active cadre, to tackle the menace. In a …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • Odisha stares at protection challenges as wildlife feels poaching heat 03 Oct 2020 03:42 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha lost around 17 elephants till mid-September and in the last week alone, three gentle giants succumbed. While one succumbed to bullet injury in Dalijoda reserve forest in Cuttack and another tusker was electrocuted …
  • Congress slams Odisha government in assembly over women's safety 02 Oct 2020 05:52 Congress legislature party leader Narasingha Mishra cites the TOI report in the assembly on ThursdayBHUBANESWAR: Congress pulled up the BJD government in the assembly on Thursday over the latest report by national crime records bureau (NCRB) on the rising …
  • Congress attacks Odisha govt over rising crime against women; state second-worst in molestation cases 02 Oct 2020 03:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Congress on Thursday expressed concern over the increasing number of crime against women in Odisha and said it was a ‘matter of shame’ that the State is second in the country in molestation cases. Referring to the …
  • Trains start running from Puri after six months 01 Oct 2020 16:21 Trains were stopped from March 24 due to lockdown and state government restrictions to control Covid situation. BHUBANESWAR: Train services were resumed on Thursday from Puri after six months. Total seven special trains are scheduled to start running to …
  • Coronavirus cases come down as tests reduced 28 Sep 2020 02:44 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Khurda, Cuttack, Puri and Angul districts continued to struggle with the rise in coronavirus cases even as the new infections dropped below 4,000 in the last 24 hours. Of the 3,922 new cases, 2,309 were in quarantine …
  • Surge continues as virus spreads to new areas in Odisha 27 Sep 2020 02:21 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The surge in Covid-19 cases continued in Odisha as 4,356 new cases, the highest single-day spike so far, detected from 30 districts in last 24 hours taking the tally to 2,05,452. Of the new cases, 2,529 were reported …
  • Odisha records 13,000 cases in three days; some districts declare partial shutdown 26 Sep 2020 22:35 Covid-19 cases in Odisha have breached the 2-lakh mark. (Representational)With a jump of nearly 13,000 cases over the past three days, Covid-19 cases in Odisha have breached the 2-lakh mark, leading authorities of several districts to announce partial …
  • Odisha crosses two lakh COVID-19 cases 26 Sep 2020 04:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha surged past two lakh cases with detection of 4,208 new infections on Friday. The death toll climbed to 822 as 15 more patients succumbed to the disease. Even as the 4,000 plus trend …
  • Balangir residents file PIL in Orissa HC against order of empowering sarpanchs with 'powers of Collector' 25 Aug 2020 05:31 By Express News Service Two residents of Balangir district have filed in the Orissa High Court a PIL seeking quashing of the State Government’s April 19 order empowering sarpanchs with the ‘powers of a Collector’ to decentralise the battle against Covid-19 …
  • Mass agrarian festival Nuakhai to be low-key affair in Balangir 21 Aug 2020 05:02 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Mass agrarian festival Nuakhai has lost its sheen in the district this year due to the Covid-19. The continuous surge in positive cases in Balangir has left the residents panic-stricken while the district administration …
  • Doctor assaulted over patient’s death in Odisha's Balangir 09 Aug 2020 03:57 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Tension prevailed at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital here after the relatives of a patient, who allegedly died due to medical negligence attacked a doctor. Sources said a man from Bishnumunda locality of the town …
  • Doctor shortage becomes concern in Odisha's Balangir district amid rising COVID-19 cases 27 Jul 2020 03:53 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Even as COVID-19 cases continue to pile up in Balangir, shortage of doctors has added to the coronavirus concern in the district. Balangir has so far reported 332 positive cases and the number is expected to jump in the …
  • Balangir villagers set up isolation centres to keep migrant returnees 29 May 2020 02:14 Balangir: Realising that it may not be easy for people to spend seven days in home isolation after their release from government quarantine centres owing to lack of space, four villages under Badtika panchayat in Agalpur block of Balangir district have …
  • Balangir bonded labourers rescued 12 May 2020 04:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a swift action by Telangana police, eight bonded labourers, including two minors of two families from Balangir district, were rescued from a brick kiln at Gowreddipeta under Peddapalli police limits on Monday. “The …
  • Two test coronavirus positive in Odisha's Balangir district, 21 villages sealed 03 May 2020 03:57 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The Likhiria village under Rishida panchayat in Balangir district and 20 other villages in its vicinity were notified as containment zone after two Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the area on Friday. The …
  • Balangir to intensify screening of returnees 02 May 2020 22:55
  • Covid-19: Balangir joins list of affected districts, total positive in Odisha soars to 147 01 May 2020 09:26
  • Balangir top cop doubles up as career counsellor 22 Apr 2020 01:47
  • 100 labourers from Balangir, Subarnapur stranded in Hyderabad, Bengaluru 29 Mar 2020 00:27
  • Odia couple from Canada quarantined in Balangir 14 Mar 2020 06:31 By Express News Service BALANGIR/ROURKELA: A Canada-based Odia couple visiting Titlagarh has been quarantined for suspected COVID-19 at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Balangir, after presenting symptoms of flu. The husband and wife had come …
  • DCPU rescues three abandoned children in Odisha's Balangir 20 Feb 2020 01:59 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The district child protection unit (DCPU) has rescued three minor children abandoned by their parents and left in the care of their paternal grandmother, a 60-year-old daily wage earner.   The children aged between three …
  • Child Rights panel sends notice to Balangir SP over two-child sacrifice cases in Odisha 22 Jan 2020 05:53 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) has issued a show cause to the Balangir SP over the two-child sacrifice cases that took place in the district within a year. Last month, a youth of …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Bandh observed in Balangir, demands Lower Suktel Dam construction, bypass road, HC bench in city 20 Dec 2019 06:47 By Express News Service BALANGIR:  The two-day bandh call given by Balangir Action Committee (BAC) across the district ended on Thursday. The bandh call was given over non-fulfilment of three demands including construction of Lower Suktel Dam, bypass road …
  • Five held after girl's family kills her lover, dumps body in well in Balangir 20 Nov 2019 02:16 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Police on Tuesday nabbed five persons in connection with the death of Kamal Nag, whose body was found from an abandoned well. The accused are family members of Chandni, lover of Nag. They are Chandni’s father Durjya Suna, …
  • Flood threat looms large in Odisha's Balangir town 08 Sep 2019 07:16 By Express News Service BALANGIR: With rainwater entering houses in several localities of Balangir town, the fear of flood looms large among the residents. More than 10,000 people have been affected in localities like Dampara, Thikadarpara, Malpada, …
  • Steelbird Riderz Shoppe opened in Odisha’s Balangir 29 Aug 2019 11:12
  • India: Balangir moves from ‘drought’ to flood-like situation within days 14 Aug 2019 06:03 BALANGIR/BHUBANESWAR: Just a few days back Balangir district was staring at a drought-like situation. On Tuesday, more than 15,000 people were shifted to temporary shelters as heavy rain disrupted normal life in Balangir town and several blocks of the …
  • Balangir’s water wealth drying up 04 Jun 2019 07:23 Express News Service BALANGIR:  Once famous as a ‘Town of Ponds’, Balangir today faces acute water scarcity with many of its traditional water bodies  dying a slow death. With the district administration and State Government closing their eyes to …
  • PM Modi to visit Odisha's Balangir on Jan 15 11 Jan 2019 21:51 [India], Jan 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha's Balangir on January 15 and will participate in a function to unveil a series of Government of India projects worth Rs. 1,545 crores. This is the Prime Minister's third visit to …
  • Odisha CM seeks more trains on Khurda-Balangir line 05 Jan 2019 07:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday demanded introduction of more trains on Khurda-Balangir new railway line for the convenience of people. In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal the Chief Minister said, “ …
  • Trial run on Balangir-Khurda route 31 Oct 2018 04:25 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The trial run on the newly-laid railway line from Balangir to Bhainsapali under the Balangir-Khurda railway project was conducted on Tuesday. The 15.6-km trial run was conducted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), …
  • Balangir widow dies of ‘starvation’ 21 Aug 2018 23:16 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Death of a widow in a remote village of Balangir, allegedly out of hunger, has exposed gaping holes in implementation of welfare schemes by the State Government. According to sources, 59-year-old Mungre Chhura, a widow of …
  • Balangir: Spate of accidents triggers demand for bypass road 10 Aug 2018 01:21 By Express News Service BALANGIR: THE dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the Congress and members of Milita Kriyanusthan Committee on Thursday over demand for bypass road in the town was total and peaceful. All Government and private offices, banks and insurance …
  • Khurda-Balangir railway line project will be completed in 2 yrs: Pradhan 07 Jun 2018 15:37 [India] Jun 7(ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that Odisha's Khurda-Balangir railway line is an important railway project and is expected to be completed in two years. "Since more than 30 years this project has been not …
  • Six Maoists gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal, Balangir districts 14 May 2018 01:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up their operation against Maoists, security forces gunned down six cadres of Red rebels in separate encounters on Sunday. While a divisional committee member carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and an area …
  • Live Breaking News: 6 naxals killed in Balangir, Kandhamal districts of Odisha, encounter underway 13 May 2018 18:21 IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 11:10 pm: 6 naxals killed in Balangir and Kandhamal …
  • Odisha: Ugly practice of ostracisation raises head in Balangir again 27 Apr 2018 07:41 By Express News Service BALANGIR:  The district of labour migration, Balangir has been exposing its underbelly of blind belief, social menace and backward practices from time to time. The latest case has brought to fore the deep-rooted practices of …
  • Ugly practice of ostracisation raises head in Balangir again 27 Apr 2018 02:04 Ostracised family members of Thabira Bhoi at Madhekela village | Express BALANGIR:  The district of labour migration, Balangir has been exposing its underbelly of blind belief, social menace and backward practices from time to time. The latest case has …
  • Amit Shah to address rally in Balangir 26 Mar 2018 18:50 Balangir: BJP national president Amit Shah will address a youth rally at the Koshal Kala Mandal ground here on April 5. Shah will visit Bhawanipatna and Balangir in west Odisha on April 4 and April 5. He is also scheduled to address a farmers' rally in …
  • Water woes grip villages in Balangir 24 Mar 2018 01:37 BALANGIR: With every passing day, drinking water scarcity is getting more acute in hundreds of villages of Belpada, Bangomunda and Turekela blocks of the district. It is a familiar sight to see women equipped with a pitcher on the left hand and three other …
  • Sept. date for Balangir college 16 Mar 2018 22:17 The medical college at Gandhrel in Balangir. Telegraph picture Balangir: The state government has announced that admission to Balangir medical college would begin from the coming academic session. The health and family welfare department's commissioner …
  • Balangir warden sent to jail 16 Mar 2018 22:17 Sambalpur: A warden of Balangir district jail has landed up in Sambalpur prison after police arrested him for refusing to marry the girl with whom he allegedly had a physical relationship. The police arrested Sankirtan Sahu, 27, of Bikalpapur in Subhalaya …
  • Inadequate water supply in Balangir 09 Mar 2018 20:20 EACH DROP PRICELESS Balangir: Residents are going to face a harsh summer this year as the temperature since the past week has been around 38 degrees Celsius. Apart from the scorching heat, the water crisis due to inadequate water supply in the pipelines …
  • Police looking for leads in Balangir wedding gift blast case 05 Mar 2018 00:12 Soumya and Reema | EPS BALANGIR: Even as a team of Balangir police looking for clues into ‘wedding gift blast case’ are  camping at Raipur and Bengaluru, it is learnt that the cops have stumbled upon some vital leads based on the statement of Reema, the …
  • Railway passengers protest in Balangir 04 Mar 2018 19:23 Balangir: Members of Balangir Rail Users' Association and several others demonstrated near the local station manager's office on Saturday protesting against the railway officials' alleged indifference to their demands. The protesters chanted …
  • Balangir youth dies on Shivratri festival ride 17 Feb 2018 19:41 Balangir: A youth died while enjoying a ride at a Shivratri festival in Titilagarh on Friday evening. The deceased has been identified as Akshaya Majhi, 17, of Barahamal village in Saintala police limits. Titilagarh police have registered a case and …
  • Vacancy hits Balangir college 05 Feb 2018 20:44 Balangir: Academic activities are suffering at Rajendra College, the oldest such institution in west Odisha, due to want of lecturers. Despite repeated appeals by the students' community of the autonomous institute, the government has not paid any heed …
  • Balangir on boil over brutal attack on college teacher 01 Feb 2018 02:17 BALANGIR: Tension flared up in the region following an attack on an Assistant Professor of Rajendra College, the oldest educational institution in western Odisha, on Tuesday. The victim was identified as Rabi Shankar Pandia. Sources said three bike-borne …
  • Balangir culture on envelope 09 Jan 2018 20:21 Balangir: The postal department on Monday released a special envelope featuring the Koshal Kalamandal, the district's cultural activity hub, and panchabadya, its traditional music. Guests at the inaugural function of the two-day postal stamp exhibition …
  • Helmet must in Balangir 07 Jan 2018 19:03 ROAD SAFETY Balangir: Police here have decided to strictly implement the mandatory use of helmet and other traffic rules from Monday on the occasion of road safety week. The police recently took out a motorcycle rally in the district with all personnel …
  • BJP protest in Balangir 06 Jan 2018 19:23 Balangir: Senior BJP leader and Patnagarh MLA Kanak Vardhan Singhdeo came down heavily on the Naveen Patnaik government during a gherao of the district collectorate here on Saturday. Singhdeo alleged that the government had failed in all fronts and …
  • Traffic woes in Balangir 18 Dec 2017 19:51 Balangir: Local residents have been facing problems with complete breakdown of traffic flow since the Balangir-Kantabanjhi road has closed following a portion of the Thikadarpada bridge over the Lakshmijore rivulet caving in recently. This has resulted in …
  • Bandh blues for residents of Balangir 24 Nov 2017 18:52 Balangir: Sadananda Sahu takes a bus to his workplace at Titilagarh every day. He didn't get a bus on Friday and a bandh demanding a separate Koshal state is to blame for it. "When I reached the bus stop, I was told that the bus wouldn't come …
  • Clean drive in Balangir 19 Nov 2017 21:06 Balangir: The civic body here has started to clean the nook and corners of the district headquarters town after drawing flaks from various quarters for poor sanitation. Chairperson of Balangir Municipality Santoshini Behera has involved herself personally …
  • Film fest treat for children in Balangir 18 Nov 2017 21:16 Balangir: The International Children Film Festival, the only one taking place in the state, came to an end on Friday evening. Jointly organised by the International Film Festival Organisation, Balangir, and the Odisha Film Development Corporation, the …
  • Balangir engineer in vigilance net 18 Nov 2017 10:33 Balangir: Vigilance sleuths on Friday raided the house of the former assistant engineer of rural development department Bijan Kumar Jena on the charge of amassing properties, which is disproportionate to his known source of income. The anti-corruption …
  • Lok Utsav starts in Balangir 04 Nov 2017 20:07 Balangir: Stage is set for the annual cultural programme at Koshal Kalamandal ground here from Sunday. The Balangir Lok Utsav showcases the performing arts from across the country. For the first time in seven years, the festival will be held at its …
  • Balangir-Nuapada rail link demanded  15 Oct 2017 06:57 Residents of Patnagarh disrupt movement of trains at Balangir station | Express BALANGIR: Members of Patnagarh Citizen Committee staged a ‘rail roko’ agitation at Balangir railway station on Saturday to protest against the meagre allocation of funds by the …
  • Drought scare sparks migration from Balangir 21 Sep 2017 06:22 BALANGIR: The impending drought has triggered distress migration from Balangir district. People from Belpara, Bangomunda, Turekela and Muribahal blocks have started moving out to other parts of the district and the state in search of livelihood.The …
  • Dry spell gives rise to migration from Balangir villages 04 Sep 2017 03:41 BALANGIR: Migration of villagers due to drought-like condition has started in  Balangir district. According to sources, more than one lakh people, including 30,000 children, have started migrating from  Belpara, Bangomunda, Turekela and Muribahal villages …
  • Depleting Balangir forests threaten tribal livelihood 28 Aug 2017 06:41 BALANGIR: With forest cover fast depleting in the district, the livelihood of the poor, especially the tribal communities, is under threat.Apart from agriculture, forest eco-system constitutes an important source of livelihood for the tribals of the …
  • Odisha vigilance raids forest official and Balangir CSO 05 Aug 2017 09:27 BHUBANESWAR: Vigilance sleuths on Saturday conducted searches at the premises of Bhawanipatna divisional forest officer (DFO) and Balangir civil supplies officer (CSO) in connection with a disproportionate asset (DA) case. The premises of Bhawanipatna …
  • Paddy farmers deprived of MSP in Balangir 29 Jun 2017 06:51 Farmers watering their paddy field . (EPS Photo used for representative purpose only) BALANGIR: Reports of irregularities in paddy procurement have come to the fore again in the drought-prone district. Due to nexus between millers and officials concerned, …
  • Intense heat in Odisha, Balangir, Titlagarh sizzle at 46.5 degrees Celsius 17 May 2017 17:17 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:May 17, 2017 9:14 pm Vendors who sell sunshades for car windows take rest by a roadside on a hot summer afternoon.  (AP Photo/Channi Anand) Odisha sizzled in the intense summer heat on Wednesday with its western region …
  • Mercury soars, water level dips in Balangir 02 Apr 2017 23:21 BALANGIR: It’s early summer but for Balangir, the heat cauldron of Odisha, the mercury refuses to plummet below 40 degree Celsius mark leading to fears of more hot and parched days for the denizens. The temperature in the town was recorded at 40 degree …
  • Heat wave continues; Chandrapur, Balangir sizzle at 44.2 deg C 01 Apr 2017 15:43 In Odisha, heatwave-like situation intensified in many parts of the state with the mercury soaring up to 44.2 degrees Celsius at Balangir, making it the hottest place in the state. PTI File Photo Sweltering heatwave conditions continued to prevail in …
  • Cheated by college, 55 Plus II girl students stage protest in Odisha's Balangir 08 Mar 2017 03:59 The girls staging demo on Balangir-Maharpali road. (Inset) Anil Jal, chairman of the college I Express BALANGIR : Girl students of a private college, Amar Sahid Samir Jal Women’s College, at Kutrapali village under Loisingha police limits in the district, …
  • Sacrifice day at Balangir 04 Jan 2017 10:21 Bhubaneswar, Jan. 3: More than 30,000 animals, including buffaloes, goats, sheep, chickens, pigeons, ducks and swans, were sacrificed during the celebrations of sulia yatra, a festival of tribal people, today at Khairguda village in Tusura police limits of …
  • Rs 25.4 cr subsidy to 278 MSMEs in Odisha till November 29 Nov 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State Government has extended financial incentives of Rs25.47 crore to 278 MSME units till November of the current fiscal, taking the total incentivised units to 639 from April, 2019. In 2019-20, Rs34.52 crore was …
  • Teen back home, OHRC asks Odisha to pay compensation to two held for his ‘murder’ 24 Nov 2020 05:43 On December 7, 2016, Jitu Dandesana, then 13, went missing from Piplipali village in Paikamal police station area of Bargarh district.Two years after a teenager, who was believed to be dead, returned home, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has …
  • Odisha: Chief secretary reviews progress of Bargarh Cancer Hospital 20 Nov 2020 16:37
  • After CAG rap, government frames new guidelines for Western Odisha Development Council projects 19 Nov 2020 06:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rapped by CAG over delay in execution of key projects, Odisha government has prepared guidelines for finalisation of new projects taken up by the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC). Annually, WODC comprising 10 …
  • Odisha minister RP Swain orders probe into delay in issue of token for paddy sale  18 Nov 2020 06:51 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the distribution of online tokens to farmers for sale of their surplus paddy under minimum …
  • Odisha: BJP chief inaugurates party offices in 6 districts, says closer to forming govt in state 17 Nov 2020 18:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: National president of BJP JP Nadda on Tuesday exhorted party workers to continue their good work as he claimed prospects of the saffron party forming government in Odisha is looking bright. Inaugurating six new party …
  • Bihar rejected 'goonda raj', voted for development: BJP chief Nadda 17 Nov 2020 09:53 Bhubaneswar: People of Bihar rejected "goonda raj" and voted for development, BJP president JP Nadda said on Tuesday. Inaugurating six party offices in Odisha, Nadda said the people of Bihar gave their "stamp of approval" to the …
  • Odisha government pegs fertiliser need for rabi crops at 3.44 lakh tonne 17 Nov 2020 07:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After experiencing artificial shortage of fertilisers during peak of kharif cultivation, the Agriculture department has directed the chief district agriculture officers (CDAOs) for close monitoring of supply and …
  • Odisha: ‘Recover Rs 5 lakh from cop who framed two in fake murder case’ 13 Nov 2020 09:30 Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: In what may leave the state police embarrassed, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has come down heavily on an inspector for his alleged negligence in arresting two youths for the alleged …
  • OHRC asks police officer to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation for framing murder 13 Nov 2020 02:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday directed an officer of State police to pay a compensation of `2.5 lakh each to two persons whom he had framed for murder of a 19-year-old boy. The boy was later …
  • Bank staffers robbed of Rs 35 lakh 10 Nov 2020 06:24 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Six unidentified miscreants on Monday looted around Rs 35 lakh at gun point from two employees of Andhra Bank, Laimura branch in Bargarh district at Thuntipipal within Kuchinda police limits.Sources said the two bank …
  • COVID-19 recoveries drop after 45 days in Bhubaneswar 09 Nov 2020 04:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the test positivity rate remained below three percent for the fourth consecutive day, the number of recoveries dropped on Sunday as compared to new cases after nearly 45 days. While 1,434 persons tested positive …
  • COVID-19: Odisha's recovery rate nears 96 per cent; schools to remain shut till December 31 06 Nov 2020 22:24 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Friday rose to 2,98,768, with 1,494 more people testing positive for the infection, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,393, a health department official said. The state also registered …
  • Farmers take to streets against new farm laws 06 Nov 2020 10:33 Farmers under the aegis of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan block NH 16 at Hi-Tech Hospital Square in Bhubaneswar on ThursdayBHUBANESWAR/SAMBALPUR: Farmers under the banner of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS), Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samanwaya …
  • Man promotes sustainable Diwali with cow dung diyas 05 Nov 2020 02:59 Express News Service SAMBALPUR: In a bid to promote eco-friendly traditional lamps this Diwali, 35-year-old Kailash Mahakur of Charpali village in Dhankauda block has come up with cow dung diyas. He has also engaged 15 people in making and marketing  the …
  • COVID-19: New cases rise further, Odisha tally nears three lakh 02 Nov 2020 06:00 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 1,709 persons testing positive for coronavirus in last 24 hours, Odisha is once again going through an upward curve in test positivity rate (TPR). The TPR soared to 3.71 per cent (pc) from three pc in a day.  Of …
  • New COVID-19 cases further rise in Odisha, tally crosses 2.91 lakh 01 Nov 2020 16:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 1,709 persons testing positive for coronavirus in last 24 hours, Odisha witnessed a rise in test positivity rate (TPR) on Sunday, that was previously falling. The TPR soared to 3.71 per cent from three per cent, as …
  • Western Odisha farmers protest new agriculture laws 31 Oct 2020 02:10 By Express News Service BARGARH:  Hundreds of farmers under the aegis of Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samanwaya Samiti (POKSSS) and Rajbodasambar Krushak Sangathan, Padampur on Friday organised a protest meeting against the new farm laws at Gorubazar …
  • Breaking News: October 28, 2020 | Highlights 29 Oct 2020 05:12 Oct 28, 2020 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 80 lakh India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday night, 18 days after it crossed 70 lakh, while the total number of recoveries went past …
  • 19-year-old Odia girl turns messiah for hapless labourers in Tamil Nadu 25 Oct 2020 05:28 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Not everyone can script such story of courage as Manasi Bariha. At a time when thousands of migrant labourers from across the country were held up in Tamil Nadu brick kilns and had lost hopes of returning home post COVID- …
  • Daily spike of COVID-19 cases drops below 2,000-mark after two months in Odisha 20 Oct 2020 07:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As test rate continues to drop in the State, the daily spike in COVID-19 cases plunged below 2,000-mark after a gap of two months. A total 1,982 cases were reported in the State in last 24 hours. Only 38,740 tests were …
  • Odisha: COVID count declines as high burden districts conduct less tests 11 Oct 2020 04:31 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With the daily Covid count going southwards, if you think the coronavirus infection is under control in Odisha, hold your breath. The number of new cases announced by the State Government may not be indicating the actual …
  • Naveen launches 12 projects worth over Rs 8,796 crore 09 Oct 2020 05:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched 12 industrial projects worth Rs 8,796.61 crore with employment opportunities for more than 7000 persons. The projects included four large industries and eight MSMEs in …
  • Odisha’s Covid tally drops below 3K mark 06 Oct 2020 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AFTER a gap of 35 days, the Covid-19 tally of Odisha fell below the 3,000-mark with 2,617 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The previous lowest count of 2,602 cases had been reported on August 30. …
  • ‘Unlock Education’ comes to aid of school kids hit by Covid-19 curbs in Odisha 04 Oct 2020 06:03 Express News Service SAMBALPUR: When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, throwing schools into a complete shut down, a group of students of VSSUT came together to literally ‘unlock education’ and ensure the children are not deprived of the guidance as done in …
  • Odisha Police seeks AP like joint coop with Chhattisgarh 04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Riding high on its success against Left Wing Extremism, Odisha Police on Saturday pitched for enhanced inter-state coordination with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a constant source of active cadre, to tackle the menace. In a …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • Trains start running from Puri after six months 01 Oct 2020 16:21 Trains were stopped from March 24 due to lockdown and state government restrictions to control Covid situation. BHUBANESWAR: Train services were resumed on Thursday from Puri after six months. Total seven special trains are scheduled to start running to …
  • Vedanta Jharsuguda rolls out financial literacy training for its 'Subhalaxmi Co-operative' members 29 Sep 2020 11:41 Vedanta Jharsuguda, the largest aluminium producer in the country, has begun a series of training sessions on financial literacy for women members of its flagship sustainable livelihood project, Subhalaxmi Co-operative. With a membership base of 4000, …
  • Coronavirus cases come down as tests reduced 28 Sep 2020 02:44 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Khurda, Cuttack, Puri and Angul districts continued to struggle with the rise in coronavirus cases even as the new infections dropped below 4,000 in the last 24 hours. Of the 3,922 new cases, 2,309 were in quarantine …
  • Team Nadda signals Odisha very much on BJP radar 27 Sep 2020 02:08 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With the induction of four leaders from Odisha in the reconstituted team of national office bearers, BJP has given a strong message that the coastal state is very much in its radar. In the new organisational structure, …
  • Odisha man arrested for manufacturing fake Covid-19 vaccine 26 Sep 2020 13:38 Share00 Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 (IANS) A man was arrested in Odisha’s Bargarh district on charges of manufacturing a dubious vaccine for Covid-19, said an official on Saturday. The authorities conducted a raid and busted a fake Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing …
  • Odisha reports 4,242 new Covid-19 cases, state tally touches 1,84,122 21 Sep 2020 11:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported 4,242 new cases of novel coronavirus and nine more fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the Covid-19 tally of the state to 1,84,122 and death count to 763. Of the new cases reported from 30 districts …
  • Low pressure over Bay of Bengal to trigger rains in Odisha 20 Sep 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A fresh low pressure area is likely to bring in heavy showers to the State next week. The system, the India Meteorological Department said, is likely to form over north-east Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood by Sunday. …
  • OJEE between October 12 and 19 19 Sep 2020 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Friday notified that the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) - 2020 will be held between October 12 and 19.Issuing a notification to this effect, the OJEE Committee stated that the computer- …
  • Odisha reports record 4,198 new COVID cases, 11 fresh fatalities 15 Sep 2020 17:45 Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Monday as 4,198 more people, including state BJP chief Samir Mohanty, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. The fresh infections have pushed the state’s …
  • Home isolation blues for COVID patients in Odisha 13 Sep 2020 08:48 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Covid-19 patients in home isolation are fighting a twin battle - one with the virus and the other with the system that is supposed to absorb their stress, fears and concerns by facilitating support if they develop …
  • 3,991 new cases, COVID positivity rate up to 8.5 per cent in Odisha 11 Sep 2020 04:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha continues to maintain low-levels of testing in the face of worsening Covid-19 situation, the State on Thursday reported its highest single-day numbers of 3,991 new cases, taking the total count close to 1 …
  • Odisha: Two SOG commandos, five Maoists killed in Kalahandi encounter 10 Sep 2020 07:34 Written by Aishwarya Mohanty | Bhubaneshwar | Updated: September 10, 2020 12:59:35 pm Five Maoists, including a woman, were also neutralised in the gun fight that took place in Bhandarangu Sirki forest area, Kalahandi police confirmed. (File)Two Special …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik talks tough on COVID-19 safety violations 10 Sep 2020 03:26 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Concerned about the alarming surge of Covid-19 cases in the Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed the Health department and civic authorities to ramp up health …
  • Covid-19: Odisha reports yet another highest single-day spike of 3861 cases 07 Sep 2020 11:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Monday reported its biggest single-day spike of 3,861 Covid-19 cases and 10 more fatalities, a day after it took a place among the top-six states which have been fueling India's case tally in the recent …
  • Odisha among top six states fuelling India’s COVID tally 07 Sep 2020 05:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Posting its highest single-day spike of 3,810 new infections, Odisha on Sunday took a place among the top-six states that have been fueling India’s COVID tally for the last few days.  The total number of cases in the …
  • 3,810 Fresh COVID-19 Cases Take Odisha's Tally To 1,24,031, Death Toll Mounts To 546 06 Sep 2020 17:16 Odisha registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Sunday as 3,810 more people tested positive for the infection, while eight fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 546, a health official said. The fresh …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike of 3,810 corona cases 06 Sep 2020 08:24 Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike of 3,810 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total positive cases to 1,24,031, the Health Department said on Sunday. Odisha also reported eight more COVID-19 deaths in …
  • 67 per cent students in Odisha clear Plus II Arts 06 Sep 2020 05:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least 67.56 per cent (pc) students cleared the Plus Two Examination 2020 in Arts stream, results of which were announced by the Council of Higher Education (CHSE) on Saturday.  School and Mass Education Minister ( …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 1.16 lakh, 90,331 recovered 05 Sep 2020 05:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: There is no let-up in Covid-19 cases as Odisha reported 3,267 new infections from all districts with Khurda, Puri, Keonjhar and Sonepur witnessing single-day biggest spike pushing the tally to 1,16,678.  The death toll …
  • Khurda, Cuttack big concern as Odisha COVID-19 tally nears 1.10 lakh 03 Sep 2020 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Khurda and Cuttack have emerged a major concern for the State Government with both the districts contributing 30 per cent (pc) of the daily case count for last one week. Of the 3,219 new Covid-19 cases reported in last …
  • Khurda, Cuttack big concern as COVID-19 cases near 1.10 lakh 03 Sep 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Khurda and Cuttack have emerged a major concern for the State Government with both the districts contributing 30 per cent (pc) of the daily case count for last one week. Of the 3,219 new Covid-19 cases reported in last …
  • Bargarh turning into west Odisha hotspot as cases rise 03 Sep 2020 00:12
  • Covid: TN extends lockdown till Sept 30 30 Aug 2020 18:34 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Caseload rises to 38,435; death toll mounts to 410. Ladakh: Six more COVID-19 deaths Total number of fatalities rise to 34. Delhi's weekly markets can open on trial basis till September 6 The Delhi Disaster …
  • Over 14 lakh affected, 17 killed in Odisha floods 30 Aug 2020 16:44 Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) As many as 17 people have died while over 14 lakh people in 20 districts were affected due to floods in Odisha, the state government said here on Sunday. A total of 112 blocks, 896 gram panchayats, 3,256 villages, 21 urban local …
  • Odisha logs one lakh COVID-19 cases in 167 days, ranks second in India in delaying spread 30 Aug 2020 16:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 3,014 more people testing positive in last 24 hours, the coronavirus tally breached one lakh mark in Odisha in 167 days becoming the eleventh state in the country to record those many infections. The state had …
  • Odisha floods: Mahanadi submerges four villages in Tikarpara 30 Aug 2020 04:11 By Express News Service ANGUL: The flood water of river Mahanadi has submerged four villages in Tikarpara following opening of Hirakud dam gates. These villages are Tikarpara, Goindi, Majhipara and Behera Sahi. While houses of at least 100 fishermen have …
  • Death toll due to floods in Odisha rises to 12; over 4 lakh affected 29 Aug 2020 13:31 Image Source : PTI Khordha: People with their belongings move across the flood-affected area after the water level rises in Bhargavi river following heavy rainfall, at Balakati in Khordha, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. Fear of flood looms large in the Mahanadi …
  • National Sports Day: Prez to honour 60 athletes 29 Aug 2020 05:57 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates President Ram Nath Kovind virtually confers the National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020. https://t.co/f0VZoDoz9y— ANI (@ANI) 1598680174000 Kiren Rijiju defends govt's decision to confer …
  • Over 4.15 lakh affected, medium flood in Mahanadi feared 29 Aug 2020 04:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Over 4.15 lakh people in 10 districts of Odisha have been hit by floods in major rivers as the State Government evacuated over 18,500 people from the low lying areas by Friday. More than 3.83 lakh people have been …
  • Artson Engineering Ltd receives LOI of Rs. 16.63 crore 27 Aug 2020 17:04 Artson Engineering Ltd has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) of Rs. 16.63 Crores (Rupees Sixteen Crores Sixty-Three Lakhs Only), including GST from Tata Projects Limited. The order is for site fabrication, erection, testing, commissioning of storage tanks …
  • 3 dead as Odisha faces flood-like situation 27 Aug 2020 17:01 Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Many districts in Odisha are facing a flood-like situation as incessant rainfall triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal battered the state. While low-lying areas including paddy fields have been submerged and …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike with 3,384 Covid cases 27 Aug 2020 09:12 Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) The Covid-19 positive tally in Odisha rose to 90,986 with the highest single-day spike of 3,384 cases in the last 24 hours, the health department said on Thursday. The Covid-19 death toll increased to 448 as seven more patients …
  • Maha: Stamp duty on flats now 2% till Dec 31 26 Aug 2020 15:14 Odisha: Special relief commissioner's office issues red, orange and yellow alert for heavy rainfall in various districts. Red alert issued in Sambalpur, Sunepur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Boudh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Keonjhar, …
  • BPCL resumes work on over 2,100 projects worth Rs 50,300 crore capex 26 Aug 2020 12:38 Mumbai: Divestment-bound national oil marketer Bharat Petroleum Corporation has resumed work on as many as 2,118 projects involving a capital expenditure (capex) of around Rs 50,300 crore over three years. Of the total estimated capital investment, Rs 9, …
  • Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to trigger heavy rains in Odisha: MeT 24 Aug 2020 13:04 Bhubaneswar: With formation of a new low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal likely to trigger heavy rain in most parts of Odisha till Thursday, the state government has asked district collectors to deal with possible flash flood, landslide and water- …
  • Odisha: Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari tests +ve for Covid 09 Aug 2020 12:26
  • Two villagers in Bargarh donate plasma 04 Aug 2020 23:14 Sambalpur: Two villagers from Katapali village, which is a Covid-19 hotspot, of Bargarh district on Tuesday came forward to donate plasma after they recovered from the Covid-19 infection recently. Rabindra Sahu and Umesh Dash of Katapali village were …
  • Farmer's daughter from Odisha's Bargarh district secures 92 per cent in HSC exam 30 Jul 2020 03:40 By Express News Service BARGARH:  Kamala Rohidas, the daughter of a marginal farmer from Grinjel in Sohela block has set an example for other girls by scoring 92 per cent marks in the HSC examinations, the results of which were declared on Wednesday.  …
  • Bargarh gears up for possible locust invasion 01 Jun 2020 23:42 Sambalpur: Apprehensive about attack of locusts, the agriculture department of Bargarh district has become alert and started making preparations to deal with the possible invasion. The Bargarh district shares border with Chhattisgarh to where the locusts …
  • Odisha's Bargarh braces for return of workers 15 May 2020 06:59 By Express News Service BARGARH: Green zone and zero Covid-19 cases so far, Bargarh district is bracing for the return of 45,000 people in the coming days. Till Thursday afternoon, the district has received 490 returnees but the number is going to swell by …
  • Lockdowns leave Bargarh weavers without jobs, money 09 May 2020 00:51 Sambalpur: With markets across the country shut owing to the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the weavers of Bargarh district are finding it difficult to sell their products. Ashis Meher of Jandol village in Bheden block of …
  • Free food for the poor: Meet Bargarh’s Covid warrior 23 Apr 2020 06:30 By Express News Service BARGARH: Social worker Guddi Rao is on a mission to spread smiles amid the gloom over coronavirus crisis. Since lockdown was imposed on March 24, he has been feeding the poor and needy every day and plans to continue his noble work …
  • Four including three of family trampled to death in Bargarh 07 Apr 2020 09:46 By Express News Service BARGARH: Panic struck residents of Padampur block in Bargarh district after four villagers including three members of a family were trampled to death by two tuskers on Monday. The deceased are Dwarikanath Pande, his father Malai …
  • Odisha: Pearl S Buck, Pratibha Ray on Bargarh MP's reading list 03 Apr 2020 12:32
  • Woman constable in Odisha's Bargarh turns singer to spread coronavirus awareness 03 Apr 2020 03:39 Express News Service BARGARH: Faced with a situation where people are yet to accept the gravity of the coronavirus threat and take necessary precautions, Bargarh police has chosen to croon its way into people’s hearts. Taking the lead is a woman traffic …
  • Odisha government's healthcare outreach: Cancer hospital in Bargarh 22 Jan 2020 05:53 By Express News Service BARGARH/SAMBALPUR: Extending the state government’s helping hand to healthcare facilities in western Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced establishment of a cancer hospital in Bargarh. Naveen made the …
  • Cancer hospital to come up in Odisha’s Bargarh 21 Jan 2020 14:20 Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced to set up a cancer hospital in the state’s Bargarh district. During his one-day tour to the western part of Odisha, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the new six-storey …
  • 30 PACS start work in Bargarh 25 Nov 2019 06:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Paddy procurement has picked up in Bargarh district with purchase of more than 66,000 quintal from 970 farmers in the last two days. As many as 30 out of 58 primary agriculture cooperative societies of the district have …
  • Odisha Assembly polls: BJD, BJP direct fight for Bargarh seat 11 Apr 2019 05:42 Express News Service BARGARH: A direct fight between BJD and BJP is on the cards in Bargarh Assembly seat.With Congress fielding a relatively weak candidate for the seat, sitting MLA and BJD candidate Debesh Acharya will lock horns with BJP’s Ashwini Kumar …
  • Odisha: Police ASI among two arrested in Bargarh rape case 11 Feb 2019 20:02 By PTI SAMBALPUR: A police official and a 22-year-old man were arrested on Monday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Odisha's Bargarh district, police said. Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in Sohela Banmali Kuanr and a youth -- Kaibalya alias …
  • Ethanol plant in Bargarh to take off soon: Dharmendra Pradhan 10 Jun 2018 16:25 SAMBALPUR (ODISHA): Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that work for the Rs 1,000 crore ethanol plant in Bargarh is likely to take off soon. The Union minister for petroleum and natural gas said that the project was delayed as the state …
  • Opposition members question House panel report on Bargarh farmer’s suicide 24 Apr 2018 01:43 BHUBANESWAR: The suicide of Hadu Bagarti, the Bargarh farmer who took the extreme step in February last year over crop loss, returned to haunt the State Government on Monday with the Opposition Congress questioning the status of the inquiry into the case …
  • Breaking News March 25: 5 killed, 4 injured in collision between van, truck near Odisha's Bargarh 25 Mar 2018 05:17 IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page:   10:42 am: As soon as we were informed about the …
  • Poor highway work angers Bargarh 19 Mar 2018 20:13 Sambalpur: Citizens of Bargarh district have formed a platform to intensify their agitation against the alleged substandard construction of Sambalpur-Bargarh highway. The Highway Users' Forum held a meeting in Bargarh and has decided to agitate in …
  • Ancient tools, weapons unearthed in Odisha’s Bargarh district 23 Feb 2018 08:13 By: PTI | Sambalpur (odisha) | Updated: February 23, 2018 12:34 pm “This discovery will help us in understanding migration and subsequent colonisation by human beings in this part of India,” Behera told PTI. The recent archaeological excavations carried …
  • Kansa back in Bargarh 23 Dec 2017 19:57 Sambalpur: The famous Dhanu yatra festival, touted as the largest open-air theatre in the world, began in the west Odisha town of Bargarh on Saturday. During the festival, the small district headquarters town of Bargarh is transformed into Mathura. The …
  • Stage set for Bargarh Dhanu Yatra today 23 Dec 2017 03:29 Raj Durbar (king’s court) being set up at Hatpada in Bargarh | Express  BARGARH : Stage is all set for the 11-day open air theatre Dhanu Yatra scheduled to begin from Saturday here. Kansa, who is the central character of the Yatra, will hold his Raj Durbar …
  • 12th farmer ends life in Bargarh in 50 days 16 Dec 2017 02:52 BARGARH: Another farmer from the district ended his life by consuming pesticide due to crop loss after pest attack on Friday. With the death of the farmer, the number of farmer suicide cases in the district rose to 12 in the last 50 days. The deceased …
  • Pradhan seeks CM intervention for ethanol plant at Bargarh 02 Dec 2017 02:46 BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the assistance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for setting up the 2G Ethanol Plant in Bargarh. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Pradhan said the plant will be set up …
  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan writes to CM Odisha for assistance for 2G Ethanol Plant in Bargarh. 01 Dec 2017 17:29
  • Kansa rule in Bargarh from Dec. 23 29 Nov 2017 18:59 Bhubaneswar Pradhan. Telegraph picture Bhubaneswar: Stage has been set for Bargarh's famous Dhanu Yatra, an 11-day festival that revolves round the story of demon king Kansa, with a jury picking up veteran Bhubaneswar Pradhan to essay the role of the …
  • Gadkari urged to declare Odisha's Bargarh-Basna road as national highway 09 Nov 2017 06:22
  • Odisha government orders probe as farmer commits suicide in Bargarh 01 Nov 2017 14:27 BHUBANESWAR/SAMBALPUR: A day after setting his pest-affected crops on fire, Brunda Sahu (55) of village Kalapani in Bargarh district ended his life by allegedly consuming poison in his paddy field on Wednesday. According to reports, Brunda was found …
  • Day after drought package, farmer ends life in Bargarh 27 Oct 2017 06:40 BARGARH : The State Government’s package for drought-hit farmers came as little help for Indra Bariha, who allegedly killed himself over crop loss in Bargarh district. Having consumed pesticide, he succumbed on Wednesday evening. Bariha was a resident of …
  • Contractors blame government for Bargarh bridge collapse 03 Oct 2017 04:59 BHUBANESWAR: All Odisha Contractors' Association on Monday blamed the State Government for the Bargarh bridge collapse incident.They alleged that the Government was providing about 25 per cent less on a project in the State as compared with the amount …
  • Two Naxals killed in Odisha's Bargarh region 27 Sep 2017 07:20 [India], September 27 (ANI): Two Naxals, including a female, were shot dead during a combing operation by Odisha Police in the Bargarh's Salepali Forest region early on Wednesday. Police confirmed that they had also recovered arms, ammunition and cash …
  • Bargarh bridge collapse: Two engineers arrested for neglect 26 Sep 2017 02:59 SAMBALPUR: Two engineers of Rural Works Department were arrested by Bargarh Police on Monday in connection with the collapse of under-construction bridge on river Jeera in Bheden block of Bargarh district. They are Assistant Executive Engineer Kamlakanya …
  • Vigilance unearths IAY funds  anomaly in 12 Bargarh blocks 30 Jul 2017 06:11 BARGARH:The Sambalpur Vigilance Division has found massive irregularities in disbursement of funds for construction of houses under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) in 12 blocks of the district. Illegal allotment and payment against non-existing houses have come …
  • Bargarh weavers appeal to Modi for GST relief 20 Jul 2017 07:11 BARGARH:Members of Bargarh District Bunakar Mahasangha (BDBM) on Wednesday submitted a petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Collector Khagendra Kumar Padhi demanding exemption of handloom products from purview of Goods and Services …
  • Water pits, the only respite for Bargarh women 25 Apr 2017 02:54 BARGARH: Every morning, Iswari Barik along with 20 other women of Putudera village in Bargarh district spends almost three hours under the sun for collecting water from a chuan (water pit) on the dry bed of Kumudi nullah. This has been a routine chore for …
  • Bargarh daily market gutted, Rs 50 lakh property destroyed 20 Apr 2017 02:40 Vendors gather near their shops after the fire was brought under control on Wednesday | Express BARGARH: A major fire broke out at Hatpada daily market in Bargarh town in the wee hours of Wednesday damaging property worth lakhs. Fortunately, no human …
  • After Bargarh, farmer ends life in Ganjam 15 Mar 2017 01:15 BERHAMPUR: After the farmer’s suicide in Bargarh, yet another farmer ended his life over crop loss and loan burden. T Bulu Reddy (33) of Chikarada village under Rangeilunda block in Ganjam district allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide. Reddy …
  • Bore-well fails Bagarty, farmers in Odisha's Bargarh suffer 11 Mar 2017 03:37 Collector surveying crop field of Khainu Bagarty during visit on Thursday | Express BARGARH: Even as District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik visited Kendapali village, following the suicide of farmer Khainu Bagarty, to record his observation, there is no …
  • Even on leave, this sepoy answered the call of duty 29 Nov 2020 04:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The men and women in khaki face trust deficit; are often vilified too but he or she is never off duty. Not even when they are on leave. Ask Himansu Sekhar Patra. The 27-year-old Sepoy with 2nd Special Security Battalion …
  • Malnourished, 7-year-old Dhenkanal boy unable to stand on feet 22 Nov 2020 03:05 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Desp ite tall claims by state government of providing healthcare at doorsteps to one and all, a seven-year-old severely malnourished boy, who can neither stand on his feet nor speak, has not been able to draw the …
  • Odisha: BJP chief inaugurates party offices in 6 districts, says closer to forming govt in state 17 Nov 2020 18:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: National president of BJP JP Nadda on Tuesday exhorted party workers to continue their good work as he claimed prospects of the saffron party forming government in Odisha is looking bright. Inaugurating six new party …
  • Bihar rejected 'goonda raj', voted for development: BJP chief Nadda 17 Nov 2020 09:53 Bhubaneswar: People of Bihar rejected "goonda raj" and voted for development, BJP president JP Nadda said on Tuesday. Inaugurating six party offices in Odisha, Nadda said the people of Bihar gave their "stamp of approval" to the …
  • Girl, five, is raped and then stoned to death by attackers who feared she would tell police 16 Nov 2020 11:36 Girl, five, is raped and then stoned to death by attackers who feared she would tell police in latest horrifying sex attack in India The girl went missing on Thursday from a small village in India's Odisha state Her body was found on Friday in woodland …
  • IHME lowers death projection but state alert to Covid threat 14 Nov 2020 05:31 Covid testing in CuttackBHUBANESWAR: Even as the state government is not showing any laxity in the enforcement of Covid norms anticipating a possible second wave of infection after December 15, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) — a …
  • Swachha Sathis paint Dhenkanal green 08 Nov 2020 08:27 Express News Service DHENKANL: A Group of 25 women is turning Dhenkanal town’s waste into ‘black gold’ for farmers and home gardeners.The Swachha Sathis, as they are being called by the Municipality, have not only taken charge of the town’s solid waste …
  • CDS 2 Result: Odisha born Aditi Parida tops among women 08 Nov 2020 07:33 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha born Aditi Parida has topped the Combined Defence Services (CDS) II, 2019 examination (women), the results of which were published recently, official sources said. The merit list carrying a total of 241 candidates includes 174 …
  • Second wave of Covid-19? This Odisha district sees six-fold rise in daily cases 03 Nov 2020 17:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the new Covid-19 cases declined further bringing down the daily test positivity rate (TPR) to below 3% in the State, Ganjam witnessed a six-fold rise in new infections during the 24-hour period showing the early …
  • DHH doctors on dharna, warn of indefinite strike 03 Nov 2020 02:45 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A day after a doctor in the district headquarters hospital (DHH) was assaulted by angry locals over  a patient’s death, fellow doctors and medical staff staged a demonstration and demanded arrest of those involved in the …
  • Covid-19 takes sheen off Dhenkanal Laxmi Puja 02 Nov 2020 03:58 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Covid-19 has not only taken the sheen off famous Laxmi Puja of Dhenkanal but also hit traders who anxiously wait for the festival to showcase and sell their products at fairs and exhibitions held during the festival.  …
  • COVID-19 positive patient ends life in hospital in Odisha 02 Nov 2020 03:58 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Tension prevailed at the district Covid hospital after a patient allegedly committed suicide on Sunday. One Basanti Naik (60) of Biradia village under Sadar block had tested positive for coronavirus and been admitted to …
  • New Covid infections drop further in Odisha 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new infections in the State dropped further to 1,793, lowest in last two and a half month.On August 6, the daily Covid-19 count was 1,833. With this, the State tally touched 2,77,887. The daily positivity …
  • Low-pressure area intensifies in Bay of Bengal, Odisha to witness heavy rains for couple of days 23 Oct 2020 05:24 Image Source : @INDIACOASTGUARD Low pressure over Central BoB likely to intensify into depression next 24 hours. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area which is developing over West Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify …
  • NEET 2020: 19 Poor Medical Aspirants Crack Exam With Help Of Odisha-Based Charitable Group 17 Oct 2020 13:11 Keeping alive its motto of giving wings to medical aspirants hailing from the deprived sections of the society, an Odisha-based charitable group has achieved remarkable success this year also as all 19 students cracked the medical entrance examination NEET …
  • Four criminals arrested in Odisha for supplying arms 15 Oct 2020 04:51 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Four gunrunners were arrested by Chauliaganj police on Wednesday. They are Sudhira Swain of Sumada of Jagatsinghpur, Sambit Nayak of Kendrapara, Manoj Behera and Prabhakar Behera of Puri. Police seized five 9mm country-made …
  • Naveen launches 12 projects worth over Rs 8,796 crore 09 Oct 2020 05:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched 12 industrial projects worth Rs 8,796.61 crore with employment opportunities for more than 7000 persons. The projects included four large industries and eight MSMEs in …
  • Green tribunal slams TN electricity board for rising elephant deaths due to electrocution 08 Oct 2020 13:08 Express News Service CHENNAI: The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and held it accountable for rising elephant deaths due to electrocution in the state. The bench comprising judicial member …
  • Man dies in poachers’ trap 07 Oct 2020 07:14 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A man died after coming in contact with a live wire laid by poachers to trap wild animals in Kesar forest near Khanda village of Parjang block on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Subash Chatar. Two of the seven …
  • 34,105 locals get job in four industries: Odisha Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra 06 Oct 2020 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has informed the Assembly that 34,105 people of Odisha have got employment in four industries located in Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts. Replying to a question of BJP MLA …
  • State to source DMF funds for infrastructure complex 05 Oct 2020 04:26 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Faced with delay in taking up projects resulting in cost overruns as well as funds crunch, Odisha Government has decided to go for construction of integrated infrastructure complex, including old age homes, with the …
  • Odisha stares at protection challenges as wildlife feels poaching heat 03 Oct 2020 03:42 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha lost around 17 elephants till mid-September and in the last week alone, three gentle giants succumbed. While one succumbed to bullet injury in Dalijoda reserve forest in Cuttack and another tusker was electrocuted …
  • Odisha: Heavy rain forecast for next four days 01 Oct 2020 03:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With a fresh low pressure area brewing over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, the IMD on Wednesday forecast heavy rainfall in many parts of the State till October 4. The met office …
  • Odisha Assembly's monsoon session begins amid COVID-19 curbs 30 Sep 2020 05:22 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The eight-day Monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly began on Tuesday with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols with several members including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opting for the digital mode to participate …
  • Tusker electrocuted in Odisha 28 Sep 2020 05:02 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A tusker was electrocuted on Friday after it came in contact with a live wire trap allegedly laid by a farmer near Patharakhamba village in Parjang under Kamakshyanagar (west) range of Hindol forest range. Police arrested …
  • Coronavirus cases come down as tests reduced 28 Sep 2020 02:44 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Khurda, Cuttack, Puri and Angul districts continued to struggle with the rise in coronavirus cases even as the new infections dropped below 4,000 in the last 24 hours. Of the 3,922 new cases, 2,309 were in quarantine …
  • NTPC drops plan to bid for BSES discoms, cites lack of transparent process 25 Sep 2020 21:13 State-owned NTPC, India’s largest power generator, has dropped its plan to buy out Reliance Infrastructure stake in two power distribution licence areas in Delhi. The power retailing rights are currently controlled by joint ventures of Reliance …
  • Coronavirus India Update, Sept 23: Delhi records 3,714 new cases; MoS Suresh Angadi dies of virus 23 Sep 2020 17:26 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Coronavirus India Update, Sept 23: Daily recoveries exceed daily cases for 5th day; Kerala Agriculture Minister tests positive 23 Sep 2020 12:18 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Maharashtra education minister tests positive; KEM Hospital starts Covishield vaccine trials 23 Sep 2020 09:04 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • OJEE between October 12 and 19 19 Sep 2020 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Friday notified that the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) - 2020 will be held between October 12 and 19.Issuing a notification to this effect, the OJEE Committee stated that the computer- …
  • Tata Power, India Power Corporation submit bids for three discoms in Odisha 16 Sep 2020 18:28 Odisha, which recently offered three of its power distribution companies (discoms) for privatisation, has received bids from Tata Power and India Power Corporation Ltd. The bids were called earlier this year for Western, Southern and Northern Electricity …
  • Odisha Minister tests corona positive, 7th such case in state 14 Sep 2020 12:04 Share00 Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said on Monday that he and his wife had tested coronavirus positive. The Minister tweeted that he and his wife Sangeeta Dash were in home isolation and their …
  • 3,991 new cases, COVID positivity rate up to 8.5 per cent in Odisha 11 Sep 2020 04:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha continues to maintain low-levels of testing in the face of worsening Covid-19 situation, the State on Thursday reported its highest single-day numbers of 3,991 new cases, taking the total count close to 1 …
  • Odisha: 71.8% candidates appear for JEE Main in state 07 Sep 2020 07:06 BHUBANESWAR: Around 72 per cent (71.8 per cent to be exact) of the total registered candidates for the JEE Main examination in the state have turned up for the six-day-long JEE Main examination that ended on Sunday. Amid this pandemic situation, the …
  • Odisha clears investment proposals of Rs 3205.67 crore 02 Sep 2020 13:06 Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday approved seven investment proposals worth Rs 3205.67 crore, which is likely to generate employment for 2,494 people in the state. The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) …
  • Odisha sees 3,205 fresh COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths 02 Sep 2020 05:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: THE State saw 3,025 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,06,561 and toll to 556 on Tuesday. Khurda continued to top the State tally with 666 new infections followed by Cuttack ( …
  • JEE Main commences, over 38,000 aspirants appear in Odisha 01 Sep 2020 11:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into IITs and other top engineering colleges across the country, commenced in the State on Tuesday with strict …
  • 3,600 students appear for JEE Main in Odisha 01 Sep 2020 11:32 BHUBANESWAR: Amidst strict enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols as many as 3,600 students appeared in the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) in Odisha on Tuesday, official sources said. The students appeared for the examination in 26 different …
  • Odisha CM urges urban local bodies to meet aspirations of people, hails sanitation warriors 31 Aug 2020 10:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday dedicated 100 functional micro composite centres and 50 functional material recovery facilities in the various urban local bodies of the state. He also laid the foundation stone …
  • Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force saves pregnant woman in flood-hit Dhenkanal 29 Aug 2020 20:32 Aug 29, 2020, 11:37PM ISTSource: ANIA pregnant woman was among 3 people who were rescued by the district administration with the help of an Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) team from the flood-affected village of Jayapur, in Dhenkanal. She was …
  • Flood Threat In Mahanadi Adds To Woes Of Odisha 29 Aug 2020 11:43 While floods in rivers Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha, Brahmani and Baitarani have already played havoc in vast areas in the northern districts of the state, incessant rains in the upper catchment areas have raised the spectre of floods in the downstream of …
  • Two villages marooned in Dhenkanal 29 Aug 2020 02:51 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Two villages of Gondia block were marooned while several others were affected due to torrential rains in the district. Sources said Goradapal and Prabartakani are now cut-off from other parts of the district. Gondia and …
  • OHRC glare on Dhenkanal ‘ostracism’ case after TOI report 25 Aug 2020 09:36
  • Aircraft crash kills trainee pilot, trainer in Dhenkanal 09 Jun 2020 01:22 Angul: A two-seater training aircraft crashed at the airstrip of the Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) at Birasala in Dhenkanal district on Monday morning, killing a woman trainee pilot and her trainer, and prompting the Director General of …
  • Two-seater trainer plane crashes in Odisha's Dhenkanal, two pilots killed 08 Jun 2020 18:02 IAF aircraft crashes in Punjab's Hoshiarpur, pilots safe A two-seater trainer aircraft crashed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on early Monday (June 8) morning. A pilot trainer and a woman trainee pilot were killed in the crash shortly after …
  • Odisha: 2 pilots killed after trainer aircraft crashes in Dhenkanal 08 Jun 2020 10:53 Image Source : ANI Trainer aircraft crashes in Odisha's Dhenkanal, 2 killed A trainee pilot and her instructor lost their lives after a trainer aircraft crashed in the Dhenkanal district of Odisha on Monday. The trainer aircraft crashed on the tarmac …
  • 2 killed after trainer aircraft crashes in Odisha’s Dhenkanal 08 Jun 2020 05:48 A two-seater aircraft crashed in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Monday, killing a trainee pilot and her instructor, officials said. The trainer aircraft crashed on the tarmac at the Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) at Birasala in the district, …
  • Four children drown in swollen pond at Odisha's Dhenkanal 02 Jun 2020 05:22 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: In a tragic incident, four children from a family drowned in a pond at Govindpur Barabankasahi village here on Monday. They are Priti Dehury, Rajesh, Nehal and Trytimayee Dehury. The children were taking bath when they …
  • Medical park to be set up in Dhenkanal 29 May 2020 23:11 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Friday announced to set up two industrial parks over 1,000 acres each to attract more investments to the state. “The parks will draw investment to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore to Rs 7,000 crore and provide employment to …
  • India: Assessment of fortification of Mid-Day Meal Programme in Dhenkanal, Odisha, 2016-2018 Evaluation Report 12 May 2020 19:02 Evaluation Context Micronutrient deficiency continues to affect sizeable sections of the global population and this “hidden hunger” extracts a substantial toll in terms of morbidity, mortality, reduced economic productivity and poor quality of life from …
  • Dhenkanal farmers seek resumption of haats 09 Apr 2020 04:17 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Facing serious losses due to the lockdown, farmers and vegetable traders have urged the administration to resume weekly and bi-weekly haats in the district. All haats under regulated marketing committees (RMCs) have been …
  • One elephant dies and another hurt as speeding truck hits them in Odisha's Dhenkanal district 30 Jan 2020 07:44 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: An elephant calf was killed and another injured after the two were hit by a speeding truck on NH 55 near Podapada in Dhenkanal district early on Thursday morning. The mishap occurred at about 5.30 am when a herd of …
  • Six pythons rescued in Odisha’s Dhenkanal 14 Jan 2020 07:53 Dhenkanal (Odisha): Six pythons were on Monday rescued from a hume pipe in Gajamara of Dhenkanal district in Odisha. Snake rescuer Sheikh Lalu said that of the six pythons, one was as long as 18 feet. “We rescued six pythons and the longest one was 18 feet …
  • Odisha: Extension of autonomous status of Dhenkanal College urged 30 Nov 2019 06:13
  • India: Optimisation of Supply Chain of Targeted Public Distribution System in Dhenkanal, Odisha 13 Sep 2019 09:14 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Government of Odisha (GoO) has made remarkable progress and enhancements to the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) of the state since the adoption of the National Food Security Act’ 2013 (NFSA) and the implementation of End-to-End …
  • Staff crunch hits Dhenkanal forest division in Odisha 12 Aug 2019 06:17 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Vacancies in  Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) posts, who look after afforestation and eco-tourism, have affected the functioning of Dhenkanal Forest Division office. Of the three sanctioned ACF posts, all are lying …
  • Conjoined twins born in Odisha's Dhenkanal 02 Jul 2019 03:37 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A woman from Khalpal village in Parjang block gave birth to conjoined twins at the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here on Monday.  The twins, both female, born to Renubala Behera are joined from the stomach and …
  • Mixed cropping gets priority in Odisha's Dhenkanal 13 Jun 2019 05:25 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The district agriculture strategy committee has decided to grow both paddy and non-paddy crops in 1,85,100 hectares (ha) of land in the ensuing kharif season. Crop diversification and mixed cropping, including mango and …
  • 4 killed, many injured after wall collapses at vegetable market in Odisha's Dhenkanal 10 Jun 2019 19:33 Alasua market, Odisha wall collapsetwitter At least four people have been reported to be killed and several injured after the wall of an abandoned rice mill collapsed near Alasua market on the outskirts of Odisha's Dhenkanal. The four victims were all …
  • Odisha govenrment to promote mangoes for export in Dhenkanal district 31 May 2019 06:56 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The district administration has decided to promote cultivation of export-oriented mangoes in Government-run Saptasajya farm here. The district horticulture office will also set up a sample mango garden in a scientific …
  • BJD MP from Dhenkanal Tathagat Satpathy announces decision to quit politics 05 Mar 2019 10:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESHWAR: With the upcoming Lok Sabha elections only a few months away, ruling BJD’s Lok Sabha member from Dhenkanal, Tathagat Satpathy, has announced his decision to quit politics, sparking a buzz in political circles here. …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home case: Pradhan seeks Rajnath's intervention for probe 09 Dec 2018 02:32 [India] Dec 9 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in order to ensure a fair and transparent probe in the Dhenkanal shelter home case. The Dhenkanal Police has already sealed a shelter home run by …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home snowballs from sexual abuse to conversion 05 Dec 2018 06:21 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/ DHENKANAL: As a video went viral showing religious conversion (Duban ritual) ceremony purportedly at the shelter home run by Good News India at Beltikiri in Dhenkanal district which is in the news for alleged sexual …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home inmates shifted 03 Dec 2018 08:41 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The district administration on Sunday shifted the inmates of illegally run Good News India Dream Centre’s shelter home at Beltikiri to child care institution of Maharshi Dayananda Service Mission (MDSM) even as police …
  • Dhenkanal shelter home sealed 03 Dec 2018 08:41 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates there were sexually abused, police said. The action was …
  • Odisha: Minor girls allege sexual abuse at shelter home in Dhenkanal; in-charge arrested 02 Dec 2018 12:32 Representational Image Minor girls on Saturday alleged sexual abuse at a shelter home operating illegally in Odisha's Dhenkanal district following which its in-charge was arrested by police.   According to the allegations leveled by the girls, they …
  • Women and Child Development Minister orders closure of Dhenkanal shelter home 02 Dec 2018 05:09 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/DHENKANAL : Minister for Women and Child Development Prafulla Samal on Saturday ordered closure of the shelter home in Dhenkanal district where girl inmates were allegedly sexually harassed. Following allegations by …
  • NGO raided in Dhenkanal after exploitation allegations 02 Dec 2018 00:01 “Police are taking steps after an FIR was registered under POCSO Act,” said Dhenkanal Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan. (Photo for representational purpose) The Dhenkanal branch of an NGO running children’s homes across Odisha was raided on Saturday by police …
  • Odisha: CM Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal 20 Nov 2018 05:28 Image Source : PTI Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the setting up of a beer-bottling plant in Dhenkanal district, two days after a clash between locals and police over the felling …
  • Following protests, CM revokes Dhenkanal beer plant project 20 Nov 2018 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As tree felling in Balarampur village of Dhenkanal district for setting up a beer bottling plant became difficult for the State Government to handle because of the outrage among the people and the ongoing winter …
  • Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal 19 Nov 2018 14:31 \R Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 () Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the setting up of a beer-bottling plant in Dhenkanal district, two days after a clash between locals and police over the felling of hundreds of trees for the project. …
  • Odisha: Three arrested for Dhenkanal elephant electrocution 03 Nov 2018 20:45 By: PTI | Dhenkanal | Published: November 3, 2018 10:26:36 pm The elephants had died after coming in contact with a live high voltage wire near Kamalanga village under the Sadar Forest Range on October 27. (PTI) Three employees of Forest and Environment …
  • After sagging wires, open wells pose danger in Dhenkanal 03 Nov 2018 06:48 Express News Service DHENKANAL: The safety of jumbos in the State still remains a matter of grave concern as a seven-year-old elephant fell into an open well at Mahidharpur village in Sadar forest range here on Friday. Around 400 open wells in the district …
  • Odisha CM orders probe into electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal 28 Oct 2018 18:57 A herd of 13 jumbos were passing through the village in Sadar Forest Range when seven of them came in contact with a sagging 11-KV line and was electrocuted. (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a probe into the death of seven …
  • Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal, govt suspends 6 officials, sacks junior engineer of CESU 28 Oct 2018 16:23 Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal, govt suspends 6 officials, sacks junior engineer of CESU. At least seven elephants died of electrocution after coming in contact with a live wire near Kamalanga village in Odisha's Dhenkanal …
  • Odisha CM orders probe into electrocution of 7 jumbos in Dhenkanal 28 Oct 2018 07:27 A herd of 13 jumbos were passing through the village in Sadar Forest Range when seven of them came in contact with a sagging 11-KV line and was electrocuted. (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a probe into the death of seven …
  • Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal district 27 Oct 2018 10:01 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Seven elephants were electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire on the outskirts of Kamalanga village under Sadar Forest Range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday. The incident came to light when villagers …
  • Green manure use helps Dhenkanal farmers 21 Sep 2018 02:12 Express News Service DHENKANAL: As part of the sustainable farm practices, the district administration is encouraging farmers to grow legume crops that can help revive soil fertility and reduce their input costs on chemical fertilisers. The strategy …
  • Concern over falling sex ratio in Dhenkanal 17 Sep 2018 02:31 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan has expressed concern over the widening sex ratio in the district despite efforts to create awareness on the importance of girl child. Though the male-female ratio was 1,000:943 in the …
  • Dhenkanal DHH shifted to new building 15 May 2018 01:59 By Express News Service DHENKANAL: The local administration on Monday shifted the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) to its new seven-storey building at Dakhinakali Road here ahead of its inauguration. Patients were also carried from Baji Chowk campus to …
  • Elephants kill two in Dhenkanal 13 Apr 2018 01:10 DHENKANAL : At least two persons were killed following attacks by elephants at two places in the district on Thursday. The victims have been identified as Niranjan Mohanty of Damodarnali village and Achyuta Rout of Chaulia village. As per reports, 70-year- …
  • Business rivalry behind murder of BJD youth leader: Dhenkanal SP 06 Apr 2018 02:12 DHENKANAL: In a major development, the district police on Thursday arrested eight persons in connection with the killing of BJD’s youth wing president of Dhenkanal Jasobant Parida 11 days ago. While two of them were arrested from West Bengal, six others …
  • Spurious seeds hit groundnut farmers in Dhenkanal district of Odisha 01 Apr 2018 02:34 DHENKANAL: Contrary to expectations, the yield of groundnut is likely to be lower this season in the district thanks to circulation of suspected spurious seeds by the Agriculture department. As per reports, the cash crop over 300 acres in Mandapal area of …
  • BJD Dhenkanal youth wing president shot dead 26 Mar 2018 09:05 By: PTI | Dhenkanal | Published: March 26, 2018 2:29 pm The BJD’s youth wing president of Dhenkanal district, Jashobanta Parida, was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal on Monday morning, the police said. Parida, aged around …
  • Dhenkanal farmers seek incentives to grow sunflower 18 Mar 2018 23:48 DHENKANAL: Though the Government has been promoting cultivation of cash crops, including oilseeds, though incentives to farmers, lack of access to credit has hit the sunflower growers of the district hard. According to Agriculture department sources, …
  • Tusker kills villager in Dhenkanal 04 Mar 2018 19:23 Dhenkanal: A tusker killed a man at Kamakhyanagar range, while a herd of elephants stopped traffic on NH-55 at Haldiabahal between Dhenkanal and Angul for two hours on Sunday morning. Gandharva Maharana was going to visit a family relative from his native …
  • Miffed over Dhenkanal SDM’s act, lawyers to boycott court work from today 12 Feb 2018 00:57 DHENKANAL: Lawyers have announced to boycott court work from Monday alleging high-handedness of Dhenkanal Sub-Collector and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Shilpa Sharma.While tension runs high in Dhenkanal over repeated confrontations between lawyers and Sharma …
  • Dhenkanal awaits expert help to arrest ‘jumbo’ problem 28 Jan 2018 23:17 DHENKANAL: There seems to be little respite for people of Dhenkanal from the rising incidents of man-animal conflict. While many elephants have died in the past due to poaching and electrocution, several persons have succumbed to elephant attacks in rural …
  • Poacher killed in Dhenkanal forest 25 Jan 2018 20:00 Dhenkanal: A poacher on Tuesday night was killed in a forest here. Madhusudan Dehury, 40, of Similia village in Gondia police limits had gone to nearby by Sorishpada forest, along with another poacher, Babuli Dehury, for hunting. They were allegedly …
  • Dhenkanal children branded with hot iron 16 Jan 2018 03:34 DHENKANAL: Superstition related to branding of children to cure them of common ailments refuses to stop in tribal-dominated blocks of the district. Several children were branded with hot iron rod by a village quack in Thoriasanda near Jamunakote in Bhuban …
  • Agrarian crisis continues to hit farmers in Dhenkanal 18 Sep 2017 05:37 DHENKANAL:Drought, crop failure, debt burden, man-animal conflict, land grabbing __ many farmers live in a constant struggle. And some give up the fight. In the kharif season this year, more than three farmers have committed suicide in the district. Though …
  • Probe into Dhenkanal farmer death begins 15 Sep 2017 06:20 DHENKANAL:A day after a 50-year-old farmer of Beltikiri village under Sadar block of the district committed suicide by hanging in his house, the district administration on Thursday conducted a joint inquiry into the incident. Sources said Aswini Sahoo …
  • Odisha's biggest tissue culture lab opens in Dhenkanal 26 Aug 2017 04:40 Image for representational purpose only. DHENKANAL: Odisha's biggest tissue culture laboratory, set up with assistance of the National Horticulture Mission, was inaugurated near Gajmara village of Sadar block in Dhenkanal district on Friday. The lab …
  • Jumbo kills woman in Dhenkanal 17 Aug 2017 06:32 DHENKANAL:A 45-year-old woman died after being attacked by an elephant in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday. Locals resorted to road blockade following the incident that led to disruption of vehicular traffic. The deceased is Uma Gadnayak. She was sleeping …
  • Dhenkanal sex ratio on decline 21 Jul 2017 05:32 DHENKANAL: Despite implementation of several schemes including Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana (BKRY) in the State, the child sex ratio has declined to 877 girls for 1000 boys in the district. Informing this during a meeting of the District Task Force and …
  • Garlands from Dhenkanal grab eyeballs 03 Jul 2017 21:56 Puri, July 3: A group of devotees from Dhenkanal district of the state won hearts during the return sojourn of the Trinity today. The 25 devotees, comprising youngsters and senior citizens both, took on a voyage to the holy town with special gifts for the …
  • Ex-MLA, suspended Congress leader from Dhenkanal joins BJD 30 Apr 2017 15:24 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:April 30, 2017 8:20 pm Suspended Congress leader and former MLA Sudhir Samal on Sunday joined the BJD in Odisha. Samal, who was the president of Dhenkanal district unit of Congress, joined BJD along with a large number of …
  • Dhenkanal tense after murder 06 Feb 2017 10:16 Bhubaneswar, Feb. 5: Tension prevailed at Tarabha village in Odisha's Dhenkanal district following the murder of a cabbie in a fresh pre-poll violence yesterday. The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders in the village even as the BJP …
  • Rs 3 lakh robbed from rural bank in Dhenkanal 09 Jan 2017 15:36
    • Truck Driving Through Flooded Road Plunges Into Swollen River in Rain-Ravaged Indian State - Video 27 Aug 2020 11:08 India 09:52 GMT 27.08.2020Get short URL Torrential monsoon rain in India has marooned the lives of people in several low lying, remote rural areas as well as cities. Rivers have breached their danger marks in the worst-affected states - Assam, Bihar, …
    • Jajpur, Keonjhar districts badly affected due to heavy downpour in Odisha, IMD issues warning 26 Aug 2020 15:39 Aug 26, 2020, 08:47PM ISTSource: ANIJajpur and Keonjhar districts has badly affected due to heavy downpour in Odisha region. Water level in Baitarani River following through Kendujhar has been rose following heavy rainfall in the area. According to Central …
    • Centre asks West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Odisha to strengthen efforts against COVID-19 18 Jul 2020 05:28 By PTI NEW DELHI: With a surge in COVID-19 cases in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Odisha, the Union Health Ministry has asked these states to make renewed efforts to contain transmission of the virus and keep case fatality rate below one per cent. With …
    • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
    • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
    • Elephant turns on its heel to charge villager across fields after he hits it with a stick  31 Dec 2019 18:23 Jumbo mistake! Moment an angry elephant turns on its heel to chase a villager in revenge for being hit with a stick Villagers spotted elephant feeding on crops and decided to try and chase it away One man hit the animal with a stick - before it promptly …
    • Peanut paste not a solution for severe malnutrition: study 17 Oct 2019 20:16 Deaths due to severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in India could be at least a tenth of what was earlier believed, which implies that instead of taking emergency measures such as providing Ready To Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), there needs to be a focus on non- …
    • Odisha govt approves DPR of Rs 700 cr under Rurban Mission 25 Sep 2019 02:59 Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved a detail project report (DPR) worth Rs 700 crore for development of nine identified clusters under the Centre’s ‘Rurban Mission’. The projects were approved in a meeting of state empowered committee …
    • Fighting Malnutrition In Odisha’s Angul, A Story That Inspires All 22 Sep 2019 07:07 Located in a remote corner of Odisha is a small district of about 6,232 square km, named Angul. A small district, it has got its own story to tell about its efforts in battling malnutrition and showing its people the path towards healthy life. Angul is …
    • Monsoon to reach Odisha 5-6 days late: IMD 04 Jun 2019 03:28 [India], June 3 (ANI): The monsoon will reach Odisha five-six days late this time, said Indian Meteorological Department's (MeT) local office here on Monday as the pre-monsoon showers were reported from parts of the state today. Talking to ANI, HR …
    • Odisha: Rain, thunderstorm wreak havoc; movement on NH 26 hampered 04 Jun 2019 01:58 [India], June 4 (ANI): Movement of vehicles on National Highway 26 was hampered here on Monday as rain coupled with thunderstorm wreaked havoc in the region. Several trees and electric poles were uprooted due to which vehicles were lined up for hours near …
    • Odisha: 8 die, 6 injured due to thunderstorm, lightning 03 Jun 2019 16:02 [India], June 3 (ANI): As many as eight people died and six injured due to thunderstorm and lightning in different parts of Odisha during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Two deaths have been reported each from Koraput, Kendujhar, Jajpur and …
    • Cyclonic storm Fani: NCMC to meet today to take stock of emerging situation 02 May 2019 18:34 Image Source : IMD Image Cyclonic storm 'Fani' is expected to make landfall in Odisha on Friday afternoon. Wind speed may touch up to 180 km per hour causing heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the state, the India Meteorological Department …
    • Cyclone Fani: Massive evacuation underway as Odisha braces for storm; 203 trains cancelled 02 May 2019 18:06 Indian fishermen attempt to bring their boat ashore amid strong winds at Chandrabhaga beach in Puri district of eastern Odisha (AP Photo) India is bracing for an extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani as it moves closer to coastal Odisha, ahead of its …
    • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: 8 lakh people evacuated; Nasa tracking storm's movement 02 May 2019 13:01 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone updates: Over 8 lakh evacuated in Odisha 02 May 2019 12:15 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani: 89 trains cancelled, 3 specials put in service to evacuate tourists 02 May 2019 10:32 New Delhi: The Railways on Thursday said around 89 trains have been cancelled in the last two days in view of the 'extremely severe' cyclonic storm 'Fani', which is likely to affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, while three …
    • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: 8 lakh people evacuated; PM Modi reviews preparedness 02 May 2019 10:28 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani: Around 89 trains cancelled, 3 special trains put in service to evacuate tourists 02 May 2019 10:28 New Delhi: The Railways Thursday said around 89 trains have been cancelled in the last two days in view of the 'extremely severe' cyclonic storm 'Fani', which is likely to affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, while three special …
    • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: About 8 lakh people evacuated to safer places 02 May 2019 09:13 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani Updates 02 May 2019 07:20 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani live: Over 8 lakh to be evacuated 02 May 2019 07:19 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • Cyclone Fani Updates 02 May 2019 06:44 Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha tomorrow, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with wind speed likely to hit 200 kmph at the time of landfall. The Central and the state government have put the …
    • 20 years on, Odisha village still weeps for Staines 08 Apr 2019 03:36 MANOHARPUR, KEONJHAR: Twenty years after Graham Stuart Staines, his sons Philip (10) and Timothy (six) were burnt to death by a rabid bunch that claimed he was converting people in the name of missionary activity, Manoharpur, a nondescript tribal village …
    • Graham Staines’ story still very relevant: Director 29 Mar 2019 11:22 Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) “The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story” director Aneesh Daniel says the movie, which documents the tragic death of an Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines and his sons in Odisha, is very relevant in the current …
    • 3 Idiots actor Sharman Joshi: Have got all films based on my merit 25 Mar 2019 12:00 Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi, whose films have received positive response from the critics and the audience, has not been seen much in the recently released successful films. During the recent interaction in Mumbai, Sharman told the reporters, "While …
    • Extremism is a threat to humanity: Sharman Joshi 24 Mar 2019 12:05 Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi, whose latest film “The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story” is based on the real-life incident of the late Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines, believes that extremism should always be …
    • World's second oldest rock discovered in India 06 Jun 2018 05:25 Adiscovery of a rock sample eight years ago near Champua, a small town in the Kendujhar district of India’s Odisha state offers fresh clues about the Earth’s origins. The discovery was made by geologists from Curtin University, Malaysia and the University …
    • Where is Manipur?..I'm from Manipur!! :: Raghu Ningthoujam 05 Jun 2018 00:31 Where is Manipur....? "I'm from Manipur....!" "Loss of an erstwhile Kingdom to a Hamlet with an antagonistic name...!" Raghu Ningthoujam * Manipur in rajasthan The question "where is Manipur...?" looks to be funny and …
    • World's second oldest rock is from Odisha 10 May 2018 03:14 A rock sample recovered nearly eight years ago from Champua in Odisha’s Kendujhar district has put India at the forefront of geological research in the world. Scientists have found in the rock a grain of magmatic zircon (a mineral that contains traces of …
    • Academic push at pageant 31 Dec 2017 19:27 Bhubaneswar: Bhioliona Boro of Guwahati was crowned the KIIT Nanhi Pari Little Miss India on Saturday evening. State girl Jita Mohapatra from Chennai became the first runner-up while Anoushka Singh of Patna was the second runner-up of the beauty pageant. …
    • MoCab launches new quick and easy cab services in Odisha 20 Dec 2017 10:07 MoCab is a newly launched cab aggregator in Odisha, India that allows the customers to book a cab easily for traveling with comfort with many value-added services. They intend to become the best taxi and travel service in the state. Considering that most …
    • Odisha eyes Bihar's 05 Nov 2017 22:49 Patna: The Odisha government has evinced interest in taking up makhana (gorgon nut) cultivation in the state and has invited an entrepreneur from Bihar to explore its possibility. The entrepreneur happens to be Satyajit Singh, managing director of Shakti …
    • Odisha reviews projects totalling Rs 900 crore in mining districts 28 Oct 2017 05:01 Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi on Friday reviewed the progress made vis-a-vis projects entailing an expenditure of Rs 900 crore under the Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC). These projects relate to …
    • Nagada: A journey into India’s heart of darkness 03 Mar 2017 12:02 Nagada (Jajpur district, Odisha): On a mud wall inside 25-year-old Mangala’s thatched hut in the forested hills of Odisha’s tribal heartland hangs a school bag, the sole sign of hope in the four-member family that lost one-year-old Saraswati to …
    • Hupi’s tale: India’s biggest rugby hope is from rural Odisha 28 Feb 2017 21:51 Written by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Published:March 1, 2017 2:10 am Hupi Majhi was India’s top scorer in Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy. When eight-year-old Hupi Majhi was sent to a boarding school in Bhubaneswar, she was fearful about what lay in store for …
    • After CAG rap, government frames new guidelines for Western Odisha Development Council projects 19 Nov 2020 06:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rapped by CAG over delay in execution of key projects, Odisha government has prepared guidelines for finalisation of new projects taken up by the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC). Annually, WODC comprising 10 …
    • Breaking News: October 28, 2020 | Highlights 29 Oct 2020 05:12 Oct 28, 2020 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 80 lakh India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday night, 18 days after it crossed 70 lakh, while the total number of recoveries went past …
    • Daily spike of COVID-19 cases drops below 2,000-mark after two months in Odisha 20 Oct 2020 07:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As test rate continues to drop in the State, the daily spike in COVID-19 cases plunged below 2,000-mark after a gap of two months. A total 1,982 cases were reported in the State in last 24 hours. Only 38,740 tests were …
    • Odisha reports more recoveries than new COVID cases 18 Sep 2020 01:02 Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported more recoveries of COVID-19 patients than new cases on Tuesday as 3,714 people were cured of the disease while 3,645 got infected with it, a health department official said. The number of recoveries in the state is now 1,25,738 …
    • Covid: TN extends lockdown till Sept 30 30 Aug 2020 18:34 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Caseload rises to 38,435; death toll mounts to 410. Ladakh: Six more COVID-19 deaths Total number of fatalities rise to 34. Delhi's weekly markets can open on trial basis till September 6 The Delhi Disaster …
    • Odisha farmers fear loss with crops inundated 28 Aug 2020 05:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As fear of flood looms large in several districts with water flowing over danger level and rivers inundating farmlands, farmers are fearing crop loss.The State is experiencing incessant rainfall since Tuesday due to …
    • More rains likely in Odisha as fresh low-pressure area brews 17 Aug 2020 13:21 Rain-soaked Odisha, which witnessed a flood-like situation in several areas, is likely to encounter more downpour over the next few days with a fresh low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal, officials said on Monday. While many parts of the State …
    • Odisha records highest spike of 2,924 corona cases 16 Aug 2020 07:18 Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Odisha reported its highest single-day spike of 2,924 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s total tally to 60,050, the Health Department said on Sunday. The corona death toll rose to 343 in the state as 10 …
    • Odisha cabinet approves Gangadhar Meher Lift Irrigation Project tender, expands Nirmal scheme 13 Aug 2020 05:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Nearly  three years after announcement of the Gangadhar Meher Lift Irrigation Project in Bargarh district, the State Cabinet on Wednesday approved the tender for execution of the work amounting to Rs 1138.63 crore. The …
    • Allow officials for college verification: Odisha DHSE 03 Aug 2020 03:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) has asked the Collectors to lift movement restrictions for its officials to verify junior colleges ahead of the commencement of Plus II admission for 2020-21 academic …
    • 14 elephants died in Odisha during COVID-19 lockdown: Forest department 19 Jun 2020 03:36 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In last two-and-half months of lockdown, at least 14 elephants died in Odisha. The deaths are attributed to poaching, electrocution and other unknown reasons. The last four deaths, though, are clearly instances of poaching …
    • Bhubaneswar back in red zone as one tests positive for coronavirus 30 Apr 2020 04:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) relaxed lockdown norms allowing certain services and business establishments to operate following no report of any Covid case in last 14 days, one person tested …
    • Odisha unveils two coronavirus-dedicated hospitals, 34 more in the pipeline 15 Apr 2020 17:00 Image Source : ODISHA CM TWITTER HANDLE State officials inspecting the coronavirus-dedicated hospitals in Bhawanipatna on Wednesday  The Odisha government on Wednesday inaugurated two of its first 36 hospitals, which will be dedicated entirely to treat …
    • 100 labourers from Balangir, Subarnapur stranded in Hyderabad, Bengaluru 29 Mar 2020 00:27
    • Principal at fake college in Odisha, serving lecturer in another 07 Mar 2020 07:51 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: A day after the couple running a fake college in Sambalpur surrendered before the police, more information on their operations and the fakery came to the fore.The principal of the fake college Jamuna Devi (JD) Junior …
    • Lease of Life: Once dead, the freshwater lake in Cuttack is now a haven for birds 22 Feb 2020 17:34 A patch of water hyacinths enclosed in a blue net floats in the middle of Ansupa Lake, its serene surface reflecting an overcast sky and hills. “That patch is for people to take selfies,” says Faninandra Bhushan Nanda, assistant conservator of forest at …
    • Old hands back as BJD heads in 14 districts of Odisha 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While several old hands have been elected as presidents of organisational districts of BJD, more than half of them are new faces. The ruling BJD on Friday announced presidents of 33 organisational districts, election …
    • Honorary D Litt conferred on Atal Bihari Panda  30 Nov 2019 08:17 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Nonagenarian Sambalpuri film artiste Atal Bihari Panda was conferred with honorary D Litt degree during the 30th convocation of Sambalpur University on Friday. Panda, who hails from Binika in Subarnapur district, is …
    • Wanted criminal held after encounter in Odisha 26 Nov 2019 05:58 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: A wanted criminal Hadapa Siva was arrested following an encounter with Rayagada police on Monday.  He is wanted for allegedly kidnapping a youth Bibhuti Pujari eight days back. Bibhuti was rescued by Rayagada Police on …
    • Free coaching to be provided SC/ST civil services aspirants in Rourkela 23 Nov 2019 01:13 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The Rourkela Smart City Ltd and Rourkela Municipal Corporation will provide free special coaching to civil services aspirants of ST and SC communities under ‘Samata’ initiative.   Official sources said an entrance test …
    • Odisha’s strides in nutrition 18 Nov 2019 20:28 Odisha, which is one of the Empowered Action Group States, or eight socioeconomically backward States of India, has done remarkably well in health and nutrition outcomes over the past two decades. Its infant mortality rate has significantly declined. Its …
    • Odisha govt starts process to appoint VCs in two new universities 13 Nov 2019 03:18 BHUBANESWAR: The higher education department on Monday urged office of governor and chancellor of state universities Ganeshi Lal to take necessary steps for appointment of vice chancellors in Rajendra University Balangir and Kalahandi University …
    • Odisha rights panel seeks report on distress labour migration 01 Oct 2019 06:51 A full Bench of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of distress labour migration from the State and directed the Labour Secretary to file a comprehensive report on the issue by October 28. The full Bench of the OHRC …
    • Odisha govt approves DPR of Rs 700 cr under Rurban Mission 25 Sep 2019 02:59 Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government on Tuesday approved a detail project report (DPR) worth Rs 700 crore for development of nine identified clusters under the Centre’s ‘Rurban Mission’. The projects were approved in a meeting of state empowered committee …
    • More rains in store  for Odisha 26 Aug 2019 06:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State will receive more rains under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over north-west Bay of Bengal, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.The regional Met office predicted light to moderate …
    • Seven-member panel formed for BJD membership drive 24 Aug 2019 05:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Friday constituted a State-level committee to monitor and coordinate the party’s membership drive set to start from September 2. The seven-member committee comprises …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismisses 15 officials 18 Aug 2019 05:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha Government dismissed at least 15 officials from service and stopped pensions of two others, an official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said on Saturday. Stating that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik …
    • Revisiting some rare weaves, this National Handloom Day 17 Aug 2019 20:45 National Handloom Day celebrates the pluralistic traditions of the country. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) With #SareeTwitter taking the internet by storm to exhibitions highlighting the diversity of handspun weaves, it becomes imperative to observe …
    • 20 gates of Hirakud Dam opened to release excess water 16 Aug 2019 06:57 Image Source : PTI 20 gates of Hirakud Dam opened to release excess water With the water level in Hirakud Dam rising due to incessant rain in upper catchments of Mahanadi river, the authorities opened 20 gates on Thursday to release excess water from the …
    • Odisha on High Alert! Authorities prepare to release floodwater in Mahanadi 14 Aug 2019 19:47 Image Source : PTI Image for representation Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday asked Collectors of 11 districts to prepare for the impending flood in Mahanadi river. Due to heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the …
    • Monsoon fury in Kerala, Karnataka; death toll rises to 153 in 2 states 14 Aug 2019 15:22 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/ BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Torrential rains lashed many states of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 153 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three …
    • Mahanadi in spate, 11 Odisha districts on high alert 14 Aug 2019 12:26 Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday asked Collectors of 11 districts to prepare for the impending flood in Mahanadi river. Due to heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the Mahanadi, about 11 …
    • Naveen Patnaik reviews flood-hit districts of Odisha 14 Aug 2019 02:42 Bhubaneswar (Odisha): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the flood-hit districts of the state and extended seven days gratuitous relief to those affected. Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Subarnapur and Kandhamal districts of the state are …
    • Heavy rainfall in Odisha to bring down monsoon deficit 07 Aug 2019 02:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rainfall deficit in Odisha, which currently is nearly 20 per cent, will come down as the State is all set to witness a good spell of rain in the next two to three days, said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Director HR …
    • Odisha receives deficit rainfall of 31.5% in June 01 Jul 2019 09:43 Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) Odisha experienced a rainfall deficit of 31.5 per cent in June this year, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said on Monday. Odisha got average rainfall of 148.3 mm against the Long Term Average (LTA) of 216.5 mm …
    • Promise of handouts by India's Congress could dent Modi's... 30 Mar 2019 11:51  28 Mar 2019 - 22:01 A supporter wearing an inflatable symbol of India's main opposition Congress party walks during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019. The words read: "Long live Rahul Gandhi" . Reuters/Amit …
    • Promise of handouts by India's Congress could dent Modi's momentum Reuters 30 Mar 2019 08:25 By Devjyot Ghoshal and Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI, March 28 (Reuters) - The main opposition Congress party's promise to give sizable cash handouts to India's poorest families if voted to power could re-energize its campaign to oust Prime Minister …
    • Promise of handouts by India’s Congress could dent Modi’s momentum 28 Mar 2019 10:39 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The main opposition Congress party’s promise to give sizable cash handouts to India’s poorest families if voted to power could reenergize its campaign to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the general election starting in two weeks. …
    • State achieves 89 pc kharif target 10 Mar 2019 05:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amidst criticism over delay in opening of mandis, the State Government has procured over 49.36 lakh tonne of paddy, achieving 89 per cent of the target till March 5.The paddy procurement target for Kharif Marketing …
    • 17 districts in Odisha fail in timely pay-back to chit fund scam victims 26 Feb 2019 08:17 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 17 districts have failed to ensure timely disbursement of compensation to small investors affected by chit fund scam in the State. A recent report of the State Government on distribution of financial aid to …
    • Odisha: Junior doctors on strike say unconventional methods risk patients’ lives 08 Dec 2018 00:09 Junior doctors at VIMSAR are seeking the director’s removal The Director of a state government-run medical college in Odisha withdrew from surgical practice Friday, after doctors from two more government medical colleges threatened to join an ongoing cease …
    • Ropeway service to be started soon at Patali Srikhetra shrine 19 Nov 2018 04:32 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  A ropeway will be built at Patali Srikhetra, which is associated with Lord Jagannath of Puri, in Kotsamalai of Subarnapur district to attract tourists. The Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) will instal the …
    • Lawyers associations plan ‘Mahabandh’ over West Odisha bench of High Court 13 Nov 2018 09:37 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: THE Central Action Committee (CAC) of All Western Odisha Bar Association (AWOBA) has resolved to intensify the ongoing agitation over establishment of High Court bench in western Odisha. This was decided at a meeting of …
    • Incessant rain cripples life in Odisha 06 Sep 2018 15:13 BHUBANESWAR: Incessant rains crippled life in several parts of Odisha on Thursday as the depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression, raising the likelihood of more downpour till Friday, officials said. Low-lying areas in several …
    • Possibility of minor-to-medium flood in 11 Odisha districts as Mahanadi swells 29 Aug 2018 17:13 BHUBANESWAR: As the water level in the Mahanadi river continued to swell after discharge of water from the Hirakud Dam, the Odisha government said on Wednesday that there was a possibility of a minor-to-medium flood in 11 districts located in the river …
    • Pluckers to hold Gram Sabha on August 15 12 Aug 2018 02:17 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: The Odisha Kendupatra Karmachari Sangha (OKKS) will hold Gram Sabhas in eight districts on August 15 to adopt proposals for maintaining status quo on procurement of kendu leaf. The Forest department’s kendu leaf wing is …
    • Odisha receives 28.9% surplus rainfall in July 01 Aug 2018 10:14 Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Odisha has received a surplus rainfall of 28.9 per cent in July, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Wednesday informed. The state received an average rainfall of 438.0 mm against the long-term average (LTA) of 339.9 mm in July …
    • Odisha: Weak embankments fuel flood fear 23 Jul 2018 23:06 By Express News Service CUTTACK:  With Mahanadi and its tributaries Chitroptala, Luna and Birupa swelling alarmingly, flood fear has gripped residents of riverside villages in Cuttack district.The weak embankments are compounding fears of the panic- …
    • Odisha receives 25.6% deficit rainfall in June 01 Jul 2018 13:42 Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) Odisha has received a deficit rainfall of 25.68 per cent in June, an official statement said on Sunday. The state received an average rainfall of 161.1 mm against the Long Term Average of 216.5 mm during the month, said the …
    • Mahanadi water war: BJP’s Dharmendra Pradhan slams BJP’s Raman Singh 01 Jun 2018 23:28 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: June 2, 2018 4:47:31 am Dharmendra Pradhan’s statement is a significant departure from the stance of his party’s Odisha unit which has steadfastly refrained from criticising Chhattisgarh. (File photo) …
    • Day before Modi visit, Naveen targets BJP, slams party’s ‘crocodile tears’ on Mahanadi 26 May 2018 00:06 Written by Sampad Patnaik | New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2018 4:39:02 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday accused the BJP of shedding “crocodile tears …
    • Odisha sets target to achieve 100 per cent Open Defacation Free status by this year end 25 May 2018 06:27 By: PTI | Bhubhneshwar | Published: May 25, 2018 11:40:14 am Secretary to the Pachnayati Raj Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh said, “sufficient fund provision has been for the Mission. Collectors are being extended all required administrative and technical support. …
    • 51 killed in nor’westers since April in Odisha 14 May 2018 15:39 Bhubaneswar, May 14 (IANS) At least 51 persons have been killed due to nor’wester-induced thunderstorms and lightning in Odisha since April 1, said a minister on Monday. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty informed that while 47 …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to flag off Maha Yatra on May 16 14 May 2018 01:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the Mahanadi river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh is all set to drag on beyond the next general elections in 2019, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has decided to lead from the front the …
    • Cyclonic rain damages over 33% crops in three Odisha districts 23 Dec 2017 14:02 Bhubaneswar, Dec 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday said that an area of of over 10,000 hectares in three districts had been affected by unseasonal rain in the state. According to a notification of Revenue and Disaster Management department, 10, …
    • Ansupa lake needs infrastructure boost to woo tourists 18 Dec 2017 03:26 ATHAGARH: The lone freshwater lake in the State, Ansupa, surrounded by the nature’s bounty, is wallowing in neglect. On a winter sojourn, birds from across the globe come here every year  for nesting in the mangrove and bamboo plants at the foothills of …
    • After farmer suicides and crop burning in Odisha, lens on ‘substandard’ pesticides 04 Nov 2017 23:53 New Delhi | Published:November 5, 2017 4:03 am The state government has reportedly announced compensation for farmers who have lost more than a third of their crops. (Representational Image) At least three farmer suicides and crop burning in eight …
    • MLAs from all 30 districts cannot be represented in ministry: Odisha CM 11 May 2017 21:19 Patnaik had left for the national capital soon after the new ministers had taken the oath of office on Sunday. Bhubaneswar: Amid growing resentment in his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over non-representation of 12 districts in the ministry, Odisha Chief …
    • Odisha: MLA’s from all 30 districts can’t be represented in ministry, says CM Naveen Patnaik 11 May 2017 15:22 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:May 11, 2017 7:19 pm Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. Amid growing resentment in his party BJD over non-representation of over 12 districts in the ministry, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  said the MLAs from all areas …
    • Odisha in the grip of severe water crisis 23 Mar 2017 01:32 With the summer approaching and the scarcity of drinking water hitting the interiors of Odisha, the State government has admitted that piped water supply projects in around 2,000 villages and small habitations have been lying defunct. The State has also …
    • Panchayat polls: A setback likely for BJD 21 Feb 2017 21:58 At the end of the fifth and last phase of panchayat polls on Tuesday, it became clear that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal has lost its supremacy in rural Odisha, suffering a severe jolt in the western region. In its fourth consecutive term …
    • 77% polling in final phase of pancahyat elections in Odisha 21 Feb 2017 16:56 File picture of ballot boxes being checked in gram panchayat office in Jharsuguda. | Express BHUBANESWAR: An average of 77 per cent of the electorate today cast their votes amidst tight security in the last and final phase of the three-tier Panchayat …
    • BJP continues good show in Odisha panchayat polls 19 Feb 2017 21:55 BJP has so far got a majority in Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Kalahandi, Deogarh, Subarnapur, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Bolangir zilla parishads. BJP continued its stellar run in the Odisha panchayat polls by claiming a majority in at least 8 of the 30 districts, …
    • Odisha Panchayat elections: 76 per cent polling in 4th phase 19 Feb 2017 15:25 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:February 19, 2017 7:54 pm Nearly 76 per cent of voters across 28 districts in Odisha today cast their votes in the fourth phase of polling for the ongoing Panchayat elections. Polling was held peacefully in all districts …
    • Padma for SOS bike ambulance rider 26 Jan 2017 05:31 Karimul Haque takes to hospital a boy in Malbazar, Jalpaiguri. File picture Jalpaiguri, Jan. 25: One of the Padma Shris this year will be conferred on a tea garden worker from Jalpaiguri who is a one-man bike ambulance service and has taken at least 3,000 …
    • At 418, COVID-19 cases count in Odisha reaches lowest in five months 01 Dec 2020 08:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After a gap of four and half months, the daily COVID-19 count of Odisha dropped below 500-mark on Monday. Around 418 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, of which 241 were related to quarantine while the …
    • Facing heat, members of Maoist splinter group PLFI reassemble in Odisha's Birmitrapur 01 Dec 2020 05:42 Express News Service ROURKELA: Pushed to a wall due to mounting operations by security forces in adjacent Jharkhand, the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of CPI (Maoist), seems to be regrouping in bordering Birmitrapur …
    • Trouble brews for Tete over resignation from SDC 29 Nov 2020 06:30 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Sundargarh MLA from BJP Kusum Tete may be in trouble for not resigning from the post of chairperson of Special Development Council (SDC) prior to her election. Tete’s opponents have demanded quashing her election accusing …
    • Bed crisis amid rising death rate 27 Nov 2020 04:57 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Amid the rise in fatality rate, Covid care seems to have gone haywire in Sundargarh district as elderly patients with comorbidities are denied hospitalisation due to lack of beds, leaving them to fend for themselves in …
    • Odisha govt requests Centre for 2nd AIIMS 25 Nov 2020 06:00 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has requested the Centre for the establishment of 2nd All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state. Chief secretary Asit Tripathy has written a letter to the Union Health Ministry for the establishment of …
    • Five ‘tortured’ in Pipili police station, Odisha DGP orders probe 22 Nov 2020 05:01 By Express News Service PURI:  Even before the heat over alleged custodial deaths at Puri and Birmitrapur in Sundargarh district could cool, a fresh instance of custodial torture has come to the fore in Pipili. Five youths who were allegedly tortured in …
    • Odisha: Two custodial deaths in a day, opposition creates ruckus in assembly, DGP orders inquiry 21 Nov 2020 04:02 DGP Abhay ensured that both the cases will be investigated and all the guidelines of the NHRC will be strictly adhered to. (Twitter/@odisha_police)Ruckus ensued on the first day of the winter session of Odisha Assembly after the opposition parties …
    • Odisha opposition mounts scathing attack on govt over 'custodial deaths' 20 Nov 2020 16:37 Police stop BJP protesters, who take out a rally in Bhubaneswar in protest against alleged custodial deaths in Puri and Sundargarh districts. BHUBANESWAR: The twin custodial deaths in Puri and Sundargarh districts on Thursday generated political heat in …
    • Odisha govt plans admission in three new medical colleges next year 20 Nov 2020 13:33 Image Source : PTI Odisha govt plans admission in three new medical colleges next year Three new medical colleges and hospitals are set to come up in Odisha by December this year as the state government has directed officials to complete the construction …
    • Twin custody deaths trigger protests in Odisha 20 Nov 2020 09:23 BHUBANESWAR/ROURKELA: The deaths of two accused men in police custody in Puri and Sundargarh districts triggered mob fury at both places on Thursday. Locals alleged that the men died of torture. Baseli Sahi Police in Puri and Biramitrapur Police in …
    • Odisha government plans admission in three new medical colleges next year 20 Nov 2020 07:15 Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has directed officials to complete the building of three new medical colleges and hospitals by December this year and move the Medical Council of India for necessary permission to commence admission from next academic …
    • Two ‘custodial’ deaths in 24 hours, Odisha police in dock 20 Nov 2020 06:48 By Express News Service ROURKELA: A day before the State Assembly meets for the Winter session, two alleged custodial deaths in last 24 hours came as a huge embarrassment for Odisha Police on Thursday.In Puri, an anti-social died within hours of police …
    • Breaking News: November 19, 2020 | Highlights 20 Nov 2020 03:12 Nov 19, 2020 10:27 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha J-K highway to remain closed for vehicular traffic on Friday The Jammu-Srinagar national highway will remain closed for vehicular traffic for undertaking repair works on Friday, a traffic department …
    • Admissions in 3 Odisha medical colleges likely from next session 19 Nov 2020 14:30 Share00 The Odisha government on Thursday directed the officials concerned to move the National Medical Commission (NMC) for necessary permission to commence admissions in three new medical colleges from next academic session. The Mahanadi Institute of …
    • Odisha: Locals lay siege to police station following custodial death of kidnap accused 19 Nov 2020 10:51 Express News Service ROURKELA: Tension gripped Birmitrapur police station in Sundargarh district after locals laid siege to the building in protest against the death of a youth in police custody under unknown circumstances. The victim Md Tariq Salim was …
    • After CAG rap, government frames new guidelines for Western Odisha Development Council projects 19 Nov 2020 06:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rapped by CAG over delay in execution of key projects, Odisha government has prepared guidelines for finalisation of new projects taken up by the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC). Annually, WODC comprising 10 …
    • Odisha: BJP chief inaugurates party offices in 6 districts, says closer to forming govt in state 17 Nov 2020 18:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: National president of BJP JP Nadda on Tuesday exhorted party workers to continue their good work as he claimed prospects of the saffron party forming government in Odisha is looking bright. Inaugurating six new party …
    • Winter may witness sharp rise in corona fatality rate, fear experts 17 Nov 2020 07:55 A health worker collects a swab sample at a BMC Kalyan Mandap in Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar, on TuesdayBHUBANESWAR: Although the daily Covid count in the state has shown a decline, the fatalities remain steady at 15 per day on an average. On Monday, 16 …
    • IHME lowers death projection but state alert to Covid threat 14 Nov 2020 05:31 Covid testing in CuttackBHUBANESWAR: Even as the state government is not showing any laxity in the enforcement of Covid norms anticipating a possible second wave of infection after December 15, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) — a …
    • Man lodged in Pakistan jail back home after 25 years 14 Nov 2020 05:31 Birju Kullu in Jarangtolli village of Sundargarh district. He had apparently strayed across the border and was in a Pak jail for 20 yearsROURKELA: Twenty-five years after he went missing from home in Jarangtolli village of Sundargarh district, Birju Kullu …
    • Paddy purchase starts amid farmers boycott  13 Nov 2020 04:53 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Even as kharif paddy purchase began in the district on Thursday, local farmers refused to sell their produce demanding procurement as per the crop cutting report submitted by the Agriculture department. Adviser of …
    • Daily COVID-19 infections in Odisha drops below 1,000 after 110 days 11 Nov 2020 04:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily COVID-19 infections in Odisha dropped below 1,000 - for the first time in 110 days - on Tuesday when the State registered 987 cases. The last lowest 1,078 cases were recorded on July 21. The new infections …
    • Cold storages remain unutilised, owners worried 10 Nov 2020 06:24 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Even as large cold storages, set up in the district, are stuttering on the brink of closure due to lack of demand, the administration’s move to promote smaller cold rooms with 30 tonne capacity each has not evoked much …
    • COVID-19 recoveries drop after 45 days in Bhubaneswar 09 Nov 2020 04:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the test positivity rate remained below three percent for the fourth consecutive day, the number of recoveries dropped on Sunday as compared to new cases after nearly 45 days. While 1,434 persons tested positive …
    • COVID-19: CA students worried but want to take the tests 07 Nov 2020 04:44 By Express News Service ROURKELA: With fear of losing a chance weighing heavily on their minds, a majority of students are not in favour of deferring the Chartered Accountancy (CA) examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) …
    • Odisha tribal man set to return home after 20 years in Pak jail 05 Nov 2020 12:08 Sundargarh (Odisha) [India], November 5 (ANI): A tribal man from Odisha, who was imprisoned in a Pakistani jail after he wandered off at the border 20 years ago, will be returning home this month according to the police on Wednesday. Birju Kulu of …
    • Second wave of Covid-19? This Odisha district sees six-fold rise in daily cases 03 Nov 2020 17:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the new Covid-19 cases declined further bringing down the daily test positivity rate (TPR) to below 3% in the State, Ganjam witnessed a six-fold rise in new infections during the 24-hour period showing the early …
    • Odisha man to return home after spending 20 years in Pakistan jail 03 Nov 2020 04:58 Express News Service KUTRA (SUNDARGARH): For over 20 years, Birju Kullu’s family members had presumed  him to be dead. His parents also passed away yearning for their son’s return.The sudden news of Birju being alive and set to return to the native soon, …
    • Daily COVID-19 death count drops below 10 in Odisha 03 Nov 2020 04:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of fatalities reported in the State on a day came down to less than 10 on Monday after a gap of over 40 days. The State reported nine fatalities in last 24 hours pushing the Covid-19 death toll to 1,340.  …
    • Odisha plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine to over three lakh healthcare workers 02 Nov 2020 19:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has planned to administer COVID-19 vaccine to over three lakh healthcare workers (HCWs) in the first phase as and when the vaccine is available. As decided by the Centre, frontline healthcare personnel …
    • Odisha man to reunite with family after spending 20 years in Pakistan jail 02 Nov 2020 16:00 Birju Kulu, 45, was put behind the bars in Pakistan on the suspicion of working as an agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) SUNDERGARH: Residents of Katang village under Kutra block in Odisha’s Sundergarh district are eagerly waiting to welcome a …
    • COVID-19: New cases rise further, Odisha tally nears three lakh 02 Nov 2020 06:00 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 1,709 persons testing positive for coronavirus in last 24 hours, Odisha is once again going through an upward curve in test positivity rate (TPR). The TPR soared to 3.71 per cent (pc) from three pc in a day.  Of …
    • New COVID-19 cases further rise in Odisha, tally crosses 2.91 lakh 01 Nov 2020 16:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 1,709 persons testing positive for coronavirus in last 24 hours, Odisha witnessed a rise in test positivity rate (TPR) on Sunday, that was previously falling. The TPR soared to 3.71 per cent from three per cent, as …
    • Juvenile Justice Board nears reality in Rourkela 01 Nov 2020 05:41 By Express News Service ROURKELA:  The long-standing demand for setting up a Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) at Rourkela for faster delivery of justice to young offenders will soon see the light of the day. The Sundargarh district administration has been …
    • Covid-19: Odisha reports 1617 fresh cases in 24 hours as infections continue to rise 29 Oct 2020 15:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 infections continued to rise further with enhanced testing as Odisha reported 1617 new cases and 13 deaths in a 24 hour period pushing the tally to 2,87,099 and the death toll to 1350. The number of fresh …
    • Odisha government pulls up high burden districts for lowering COVID-19 tests 25 Oct 2020 05:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Faced with mounting criticism over declining COVID-19 tests during the festive season, the State government has pulled up the high virus burden districts for failing to rise up to the situation and meet the target given …
    • New Covid infections drop further in Odisha 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new infections in the State dropped further to 1,793, lowest in last two and a half month.On August 6, the daily Covid-19 count was 1,833. With this, the State tally touched 2,77,887. The daily positivity …
    • Odisha's daily Covid-19 positivity rate drops below 5 percent 23 Oct 2020 04:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to report less than 2,000 new Covid-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day bringing down the daily positivity rate to below five per cent (pc) for second successive day on Thursday. As many as 1,913 …
    • BJP sees alleges corruption in Rourkela's land allotment committee 20 Oct 2020 04:55 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The BJP on Monday accused the land allotment committee (LAC) of selling commercial land at the posh Civil Township area in the city to four businessmen at throwaway prices without auction.  Terming it an administration …
    • Garbage collection service launched to clean rourkela 17 Oct 2020 04:53 By Express News Service ROURKELA:  The Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Friday kicked off a dedicated service to collect garbage from bulk waste generators and take it directly to the micro composting centres (MCCs) for processing. The service aims …
    • COVID-19: Odisha positivity rate higher than 14 states 16 Oct 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State Government claimed that the new Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate are on the decline for the last over 10 days, the cumulative positivity rate (CPR) in Odisha is more than that of 14 other …
    • Seven air monitoring stations to come up in Odisha 16 Oct 2020 03:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) on Thursday reiterated its commitment to establish continuous air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) in seven places of the State including the Capital city for real …
    • Orissa High Court directs for reinstating terminated constable 11 Oct 2020 06:20 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court has directed the State Government to reinstate a person who was discharged from police service way back in 1994 on account falling short in height by one centimetre. The Court issued the direction on …
    • Odisha: COVID count declines as high burden districts conduct less tests 11 Oct 2020 04:31 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With the daily Covid count going southwards, if you think the coronavirus infection is under control in Odisha, hold your breath. The number of new cases announced by the State Government may not be indicating the actual …
    • Coronavirus Live Updates: With 59,88,822 recoveries, India’s recovery rate rises to 85.81% 10 Oct 2020 09:18 Odisha's COVID-19 toll crossed the 1,000-mark on Saturday with 15 more deaths, while 2,854 new cases were reported, a Health Department official said. The toll rose to 1,006 with the latest fatalities, which included five persons from the Khurda …
    • Sundargarh hamlets forced to live without power for a year 25 Sep 2020 07:54
    • Man, sister-in-law assaulted in Odisha's Sundargarh district over alleged illicit relationship 21 Sep 2020 04:16 By Express News Service ROURKELA:  A married man and his sister-in-law were reportedly humiliated, beaten up with shoes and ostracised by villagers for allegedly having an extra-marital affair. The incident occurred at Fakarpada in Kutunia panchayat within …
    • Advanced rehab centre a boon for trauma victims in Odisha's Sundargarh 13 Sep 2020 06:52 By Express News Service ROURKELA: After suffering from cerebral stroke three years back, 45-year-old Gangadhar Sa was left with severe hemiplegia, a condition which completely paralysed the left side of his body. But six weeks after undergoing robotic …
    • Odisha constable's plasma saves Covid patient in Sundargarh 26 Aug 2020 06:18
    • Millets to meet nutritional needs of kids in Sundargarh 17 Aug 2020 03:38 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The district administration of Sundargarh has launched a pilot project to distribute ragi (millet) laddoos, spirulina sugar, and chikki among pre-school children to meet their nutritional needs. The administration has tied …
    • Self-regulation helps rural areas of Odisha's Sundargarh district keep COVID-19 in check 13 Aug 2020 03:34 By Express News Service ROURKELA:  Even after easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the State, weekly markets in villages of Nuagaon block in Sundargarh block close down by 1 pm. Such self-regulation has been immensely helpful in containing community …
    • DMF at the forefront of Sundargarh’s virus fight 04 Aug 2020 03:03 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Funds allocated under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) for the fight against coronavirus have contributed significantly in increasing the number of tests being conducted across Sundargarh. From 30 tests daily a couple of …
    • 65-year-old patient succumbs to COVID-19 in Odisha's Sundargarh, 17 new positive cases reported 20 Jul 2020 03:01 By Express News Service ROURKELA:  As many as 17 persons tested positive for Covid-19 and an infected elderly woman died in Sundargarh district on Sunday. The 65-year-old woman of Rourkela city was also suffering from diabetes and bronchitis. With this, …
    • COVID-19 cases surge in Odisha's Sundargarh spark bed shortage fears 06 Jul 2020 04:48 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The steep spike in coronavirus cases in Sundargarh district has led to apprehensions that the 200-bed Hi-Tech Covid-19 Hospital at Rourkela may soon get overwhelmed with patients and will be unable to handle the patient …
    • Sexual assault, abortion on minor: CB team starts probe in Odisha's Sundargarh 01 Jul 2020 02:21 By Express News Service ROURKELA: A four-member Crime Branch (CB) team on Tuesday visited Birmitrapur and Raiboga police stations in Sundargarh district as part of investigation into a case involving the sexual assault and abortion of a 13-year-old girl. …
    • Coronavirus cases in Odisha continue to surge, Sundargarh reports biggest single-day spike 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service Coronaviraus  cases maintained the upward trend across Odisha on Friday. Sundargarh reported its biggest single-day spike with 13 Covid-19 positive cases. With this, the total positive cases jumped to 54 in the district. The fresh …
    • Yoga session held for COVID-19 quarantiees in Odisha's Sundargarh 19 May 2020 04:49 By Express News Service SUNDARGARH: A yoga counselling session was held at the temporary medical centre (TMC) in Julumbahal panchayat of Hemgir block here to help the quarantined persons to maintain a healthy body and mind besides keeping boredom at bay.   …
    • Odisha: 3 new Covid-19 cases in Sundargarh, state tally 103 26 Apr 2020 19:03
    • Odisha Red Zones: Several areas in Sundargarh, Jajpur declared containment zones 26 Apr 2020 17:39 Image Source : PTI Odisha Red Zones: Several areas in Sundargarh, Jajpur declared containment zones To conduct active surveillance and aggressive contact- tracing after nine people tested COVID-19 positive in the last 24 hours, The Odisha government on …
    • Lightning claims lives of six people in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Sundargarh 25 Apr 2020 03:09 By Express News Service BARIPADA: At least four persons of Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts and two of Sundargarh died when lightning struck them during a Nor’wester on Friday.  While three of them -  Jamini Mohanta, Dibyashankar Mohanta and Kaushik …
    • Girl child protection meet on Girl Child Day at Odisha's Sundargarh District Headquarters Hospital 25 Jan 2020 05:20 By Express News Service SUNDARGARH: A flurry of activities marked the National Girl Child Day at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Friday. Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer Dr S K Mishra flagged off an awareness rally of …
    • Industries demand mega food park in Sundargarh 02 Jan 2020 02:33 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Industrial bodies have demanded setting up a mega food park to tap the potential of the food processing sector with the integration of scattered small scale activities in Sundargarh district. Around 2.09 lakh hectare land …
    • Woman, daughter burnt alive in Odisha's Sundargarh district 24 Dec 2019 04:56 By Express News Service BHASMA(SUNDARGARH): The bodies of an elderly woman and her daughter, who were burnt alive inside their thatched house on Sunday evening, were sent to postmortem on Monday. The incident took place at about 5 pm  at Bhasma area in …
    • Sundargarh: College girl gangraped by friends 16 Jul 2019 20:28 Sundargarh: A college girl was allegedly gang-raped by five of her classmates at a forest in Balisankara area of Odisha’s Sundargarh district, reports said on Tuesday. The incident took place on June 26 and came to fore after the victim, a 1st year student …
    • Sundargarh’s BJP workers unhappy 31 May 2019 06:57 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The BJP members and supporters in Sundargarh district were dejected with five-time Sundargarh Lok Sabha (LS) Member of BJP Jual Oram being kept out of the BJP led Narendra Modi Government this time.  He had served two …
    • No ministerial berth disappoints Sundargarh BJD workers 30 May 2019 09:23 Express News Service ROURKELA: The Naveen Patnaik-led State Government yet again denied ministerial berth to winning candidates from Sundargarh district, leaving the rank and file in the Sundargarh unit of BJD and locals dejected. BJD insiders said the …
    • Sundargarh: BJD fails to perform on expected lines 27 May 2019 05:07 Express News Service ROURKELA: AMID faulty candidate selection and lack of coordination among district leaders, the ruling BJD frittered away a golden chance of winning maximum Assembly seats under Sundargarh Lok Sabha constituency. Of seven Assembly seats …
    • Sundargarh lok sabha polls 18 Apr 2019 04:41 Bhubaneswar: When election dates were announced, things didn’t look that easy for tribal affairs minister Jual Oram, the senior BJP leader who had won the party's only Lok Sabha seat from Odisha in 2014. But as Sundargarh goes to polls on Thursday, …
    • Jual Oram fights an uphill but hopeful battle in Sundargarh 17 Apr 2019 17:12 BHUBANESWAR: When election dates were announced, things didn’t look that easy for tribal affairs minister Jual Oram, the senior BJP leader who had won the party's only Lok Sabha seat from Odisha in 2014. But as Sundargarh goes to polls on Thursday, …
    • 11 candidates file papers for Sundargarh LS seat 27 Mar 2019 05:55 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Eleven candidates filed nominations for the Sundargarh Parliamentary constituency on the last day of filing papers for the second phase General Elections on Tuesday. A total of 81 candidates entered the fray for seven …
    • Procurement target to go up in Sundargarh 18 Jan 2019 02:49 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The first phase of paddy procurement in Sundargarh district is likely to be completed in the next three weeks. Since December 12, over 60,000 tonne of paddy has been purchased in the district, which faced crop loss over 67 …
    • 2018, a mixed bag for Odisha's Sundargarh 31 Dec 2018 04:55 Express News Service SUNDARGARH: It was a year of highs and lows for Sundargarh district which witnessed several new infrastructure projects taking off but man-animal conflict continued to be a major crisis with 17 human lives being lost in 2018.  Among …
    • Hockey world cup 2018: Every day a field day in Odisha’s Sundargarh district 15 Dec 2018 19:37 Trainees sweat it out on a dry and dusty hockey field at Rajgangpur as coach Sunil Tigga, an ex-Armyman who trains them for free, keeps a close watch. AS ODISHA hosts its first men’s hockey World Cup, with an infrastructure upgrade of Rs 82 crore and a …
    • Rural women in Sundargarh on path to economic independence 23 Aug 2018 01:48 By Express News Service ROURKELA: THE Sundargarh district administration on Wednesday unveiled slipper and noodle manufacturing units, which are aimed at providing livelihood and economic independence to women from rural areas. The district administration, …
    • Abandoned, new bus terminal gets damaged at Sundargarh district 23 Apr 2018 01:08 SUNDARGARH: Amid administrative neglect, the new bus terminal building at Sundargarh district headquarters town has remained unutilised for 20 months even as miscreants have damaged substantial portion of the structure and have stolen costly items. The …
    • Scholarship eludes SC/ST students of Sundargarh 25 Mar 2018 01:45 ROURKELA: Thousands of SC/ST students from Classes VI to X in Sundargarh district have not received their Pre-Matric Scholarship (PMS) from April 2017 even as they have gone home after completion of examinations. Efficient and faster disbursement of …
    • Sundargarh bandh total over toll  18 Mar 2018 00:50 Traffic movement on SH 10 paralysed by members of Sundargarh Citizens’ Forum over excessive toll fee collection | Express ROURKELA: Sundargarh district headquarters town remained paralysed for 12 hours on Saturday owing to the shutdown call given by …
    • Sundargarh town bandh today 17 Mar 2018 01:46 ROURKELA: Residents have called for a 12- hour shutdown of Sundargarh district headquarters town on Saturday to protest against abnormal toll collection at Masnikani gate on Rourkela- Sambalpur Biju Expressway (State Highway-10). Eminent citizens, members …
    • Child marriages haunt Sundargarh 16 Mar 2018 01:09 ROURKELA: Child marriages are still prevalent in Rourkela Smart City and other parts of tribal-dominated Sundargarh district. According to reports, one Raju Munda (32) of West Singhbhum district in adjacent Jharkhand had come to marry a minor girl (16) of …
    • SC relief for Congress MLA from Sundargarh 13 Feb 2018 21:49 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday partially stayed an Orissa High Court order that had set aside the election of Congress MLA Yogesh Kumar Singh from the Sundargarh (reserved) Assembly constituency and issued notices to Election Commission and two …
    • Orissa High Court declares Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh's election invalid 30 Jan 2018 12:50 Orissa High Court building. (Courtesy to orissahighcourt.com) CUTTACK: In a significant judgement, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday declared the election of Jogesh Singh, Congress MLA from Sundargarh Assembly constituency, invalid on Tuesday. The HC order …
    • Orissa HC declares Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh's election invalid 30 Jan 2018 11:05 Orissa High Court building. (Courtesy to orissahighcourt.com) CUTTACK: In a significant judgement, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday declared the election of Jogesh Singh, Congress MLA from Sundargarh Assembly constituency, invalid on Tuesday. The HC order …
    • A year of roller coaster ride for Sundargarh 29 Dec 2017 07:36 ROURKELA: 2017 was nothing less than a roller coaster ride for the people of industrial district of Sundargarh. From shining sportstars bringing pride to their native land to frequent breakdowns at Rourkela Steel Plant, they had their own share of highs …
    • Sundargarh gets festive on Christmas 26 Dec 2017 06:29 ROURKELA: The tribal-dominated Sundargarh district with a sizeable Christian population on Monday celebrated Christmas with religious fervour and much fanfare.The day was celebrated by getting together with family and friends, and exchanging gifts and …
    • Human trafficking worry for Sundargarh 14 Dec 2017 19:28 Rourkela: The return of two married women, aged 24 and 36, from Saudi Arabia has brought women's trafficking in the district to the fore again. "Our study suggests that the situation is not encouraging," said Rajendra Behera, chief co- …
    • Two Sundargarh girls ‘trafficked’ to Saudi Arabia 13 Dec 2017 02:53 ROURKELA: Nearly a year after two women of Tarkera in Sundargarh district were sent to Saudi Arabia by a broker with job promises, they returned home on Sunday to narrate horrifying tales of torture and abuse by the employers as well as the broker. On …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik visits Sundargarh district, launches several projects 22 Oct 2017 16:54 By: PTI | Rourkela | Published:October 22, 2017 9:48 pm Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (PTI/Files) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday made a whirlwind tour of Sundargarh district and launched several projects besides attending …
    • Excess moisture damages crops in Sundargarh 12 Oct 2017 03:39 A farmer shows his damaged paddy crop at Shraddhapur village in Sundargarh district | Express ROURKELA:Sporadic cases of damage to certain varieties of short duration paddy crops, including Khandagiri, GB-1 and Soubhagini, are being reported from many …
    • Sundargarh on alert as two test H1N1 positive 08 Aug 2017 06:33 ROURKELA: The Sundargarh administration has sounded alert after the health administration reported that two persons of the district tested positive for swine flu at Bhubaneswar.Sundargarh ADMO (Public Health) Dr SP Padhi said one patient each from Rourkela …
    • Odisha's Sundargarh district administration finally wakes up to address dengue menace 19 Jul 2017 05:28 Dengue (AP file Image for representation ) ROURKELA: A month after the advent of monsoon, Sundargarh district administration has finally woken up from its slumber to tackle the menace of vector and water-borne diseases.A meeting was held here on Tuesday to …
    • Odisha: Woman, 6-yr-old son trampled to death by elephants in Sundargarh 13 Jul 2017 13:14 The destroyed wall of Samari Pradhan's house in the Sialjore village of Sundargarh district in Odisha | EPS ROURKELA: A woman and her six-year-old son were trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants at Sialjore village, about 35 km from Rourkela, in …
    • eVIN app creates robust vaccination network in Sundargarh 10 Jul 2017 05:07 ROURKELA: After introduction of electronic vaccination intelligence network (eVIN), the tribal-dominated Sundargarh district is working towards equipping cold chain points with temperature loggers under the eVIN system to strictly enable storage of …
    • Sundargarh bandh over attack on Oram partial 17 Jun 2017 02:47 ROURKELA: The seven-hour shut-down, called by Sundargarh unit of BJP to protest the egg attack on Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Friday, was partially successful. The BJP leaders and members blocked highways and staged protests from 6 am to 1 …
    • Six heat deaths claimed in Sundargarh district in Odisha 01 May 2017 02:11 ROURKELA: THE summer has been too harsh for Rourkela city and rest of Sundargarh district. The suffering due to heat too has been long since it began in the third week of March. With no trace of rainfall in the rest of the district barring Sundargarh town, …
    • Ecological farming, mantra for rich reap in Sundargarh 29 Apr 2017 02:37 SUNDARGARH: Ecological farming has benefited several farmers of the district and elsewhere with many of them reaping profits through use of organic seeds.  Speaking about their experiences during the two-day Desi Chasi Sammelani here, a woman farmer, …
    • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews BJD panchayat poll performance in Sundargarh & Deogarh district 20 Apr 2017 16:46 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File | PTI) BHUBANESWAR:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked BJD panchayat representatives to work hard for the people to keep their faith in the party intact. The chief minister on Thursday reviewed the poll …
    • Sundargarh farmers reap benefits from poly houses 07 Apr 2017 02:45 ROURKELA: To enhance the earning potential of farmers under market-led agriculture extension programme, farmers in Sundargarh district are being encouraged to cultivate off season cash crops of certain varieties. In rain-fed Sundargarh district, farmers …
    • Congress, a divided house in Sundargarh 16 Mar 2017 01:22 ROURKELA: A day after Talsara MLA Prafulla Majhi alleged horse-trading by Sundargarh District Congress president (SDCC) which helped the ruling BJD form ZP council, speculations are rife that Majhi may switch side to the BJP. Supporting the BJD seems to …
    • Solar solution to water crisis in Sundargarh 02 Mar 2017 02:10 ROURKELA: Come summer and rural population in tribal-dominated Sundargarh district can be seen walking miles for collecting water. But, not anymore. The scene in rural Sundargarh has changed for the better. At least four lakh people would have assured safe …
    • Sundargarh to close paddy procurement next month 28 Feb 2017 02:11 ROURKELA: THE Sundargarh administration has decided to close paddy procurement by mid-March. With procurement on in full swing with purchase of about 1.28 lakh tonnes of paddy, the administration hopes to close procurement after purchase of another 22,000 …