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  • Oxygen Express: Indian Railways brings oxygen relief to 15 states in 50 days June 13, 2021 4:40 pm Image Source : MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (TWITTER) Indian Railways brings oxygen relief to 15 states in 50 days.   In a "milestone achievement", the Indian Railways has delivered nearly 30,182 Metric Tonnes (MT) of medical oxygen in more than 1,734 …
  • Decision on lockdown relaxation post Raja festival June 12, 2021 6:01 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The test positivity rate (TPR) may have come down below five per cent (pc) in half of Odisha, but the State government on Friday made it clear that the decision on phase-wise unlock process will be taken next week …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Cyclone warning in Odisha amid low pressure formation in North Bay of Bengal June 11, 2021 8:57 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone warning in Odisha amid low pressure formation in North Bay of Bengal Cyclone Warning: The India Meteorological Department has said that another low-pressure area is set to form over the Bay of Bengal today. The weather department …
  • COVID-19: 11 districts turn green zone in Odisha June 11, 2021 5:31 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the positive rate is on a declining trend, the new cases saw a jump as 6,097 more people tested positive for the virus in last 24 hours against 5,896 cases two days back. The number of fatalities also rose to 44 …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Oxygen container on train leaks at Odisha's Kesinga station en route to Chennai June 9, 2021 10:35 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/BHUBANESWAR: An oxygen container leaked at Kesinga railway station while being transported by train to Chennai in the wee hours of Wednesday. Sources said the loco pilot of the goods train that was carrying 10 …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • Large steel mills grow larger on improved supply-chain efficiencies: Crisil June 8, 2021 3:12 pm Large steel makers took huge strides in terms of both operations and financial performance last fiscal, increasing their market share by 500 basis points (bps) on-year to 58 per cent despite their share of industry capacity remaining unchanged, said a …
  • JSPL steel production jumps 31% to 13.7 lakh tonnes during April and May June 8, 2021 10:13 am Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has reported 31 per cent year-on-year jump in its steel production to 13.71 lakh tonnes during April and May. The production totalled 6.81 lakh tonnes in April and 6.9 lakh tonnes in May as compared to 10.44 lakh tonnes in …
  • JSPL steel production jumps 31% to 13.7 lakh tonnes June 8, 2021 9:35 am The steel major company reported total production of 6.81 lakh tonnes in April and 6.9 lakh tonnes in May as compared to 10.44 lakh tonnes in the same period last year. Steel sales of the company also jumped by 7 per cent to 10.58 lakh tonnes (April sales …
  • Railways delivers nearly 27,000 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen across country June 7, 2021 4:01 pm Indian Railways’ Oxygen Expresses have delivered nearly 27,000 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to various States. So far, Indian Railways has delivered more than 26,891 tonnes of LMO in more than 1,567 tankers, stated an official statement. Of this, more …
  • Low pressure to end heat chain in Odisha by June 10 June 7, 2021 4:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Relief from Covid transmission may take some time in Odisha but with the low pressure forming over north Bay of Bengal, it could break the heat and humidity chain in the State, finally. The system is expected to pull …
  • Oxygen Expresses delivered 26,281 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen across 15 states June 6, 2021 2:49 pm The railway's Oxygen Express trains have delivered 26,281 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen across 15 states, the national transporter said on Sunday. As many as 1,534 tankers have delivered oxygen to 39 cities in the country, it said. While 376 trains …
  • Over 25629 MT LMO transported to states by Oxygen Expresses June 5, 2021 8:52 pm New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): With the delivery of more than 25629 Metric Tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in more than 1503 tankers to various states across the country so far, Oxygen Expresses crossed a milestone in service to the nation, …
  • Oxygen Express crosses milestone of delivering 25,000 tonnes of medical oxygen to states/UTs: Railways June 5, 2021 4:59 pm The railways 'Oxygen Express' trains have crossed the milestone of delivering 25,000 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen across 39 cities in 15 states/UTs amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the national transporter said on Saturday. The Indian Railways …
  • Odisha to divert surplus Covaxin doses for 18-plus age group in Bhubaneswar June 5, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Caught in a catch-22 situation over slowing down vaccination of 18-44 age group people amidst shortage of doses, the State government is  set to divert its surplus Covaxin doses for the segment in Bhubaneswar. Health …
  • Railways delivered over 24,840 tonnes of oxygen so far, southern states got more than 10,000 tonnes June 4, 2021 5:29 pm The Railways has delivered over 24,840 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in more than 1,463 tankers across the country with the southern states receiving over 10,000 tonnes of the life-saving gas, the national transporter said on Friday. Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Stray dogs kill deer in Angul village May 28, 2021 4:01 am By Express News Service ANGUL:  A five-year-old deer, which sneaked into Antulia village from the nearby reserve forest, died after being attacked by stray dogs on Thursday. The deer sneaked into the village, which comes under Jarapara forest range, in …
  • Odisha: Sundargarh, Angul districts to get Kendriya Vidyalayas May 10, 2021 9:27 am A file photo of Covid protocols being followed at a KV in BhubaneswarBHUBANESWAR: TheBoard of the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a public sector undertaking, has approved the setting up of a Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) each at Basundhara in Sundargarh …
  • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited to set up Kendriya Vidyalayas in Sundargarh, Angul districts May 10, 2021 4:19 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has approved setting up of two Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the mineral rich Sundargarh and Angul districts. Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi informed the decision to his Cabinet …
  • Odisha: Sundargarh, Angul dists to get Kendriya Vidyalayas May 10, 2021 3:35 am
  • COVID-19: Delhi receives second 'Oxygen Express'; third on way from Angul May 2, 2021 1:45 pm By PTI NEW DELHI: The second 'Oxygen Express' for Delhi arrived here on Sunday with 120 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen and a third such train has begun its journey for the national capital from Angul in Odisha, the railway ministry said. The train …
  • Angul reports 393 cases, biggest 1-day jump so far April 28, 2021 6:47 am Image used for representational purpose onlyAngul district witnessed a steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases on Tuesday. As per the administration’s report, the district recorded 393 cases, making it the highest single-day spike and taking the …
  • 9 O2 tankers airlifted from Hyd to Angul, Odisha April 23, 2021 12:47 pm Nine empty oxygen tankers were airlifted in C-17s aircrafts planes from Hyderabad, Telangana, to Angul, Odisha, on Friday morning to cut down time it takes for road journey. Around 150 metric tons of oxygen would be brought in using these tankers. Indian …
  • Youth burnt alive in Angul January 13, 2021 8:33 pm By Express News Service ANGUL: In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old youth was burnt alive allegedly in Kadalimunda village within Handappa police limits here on Tuesday evening. The youth, Rajkishore Pradhan, had returned to the village when some …
  • Odisha: Missing Pak jail returnee Birju Kullu traced in Angul January 5, 2021 10:15 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: Pakistan jail returnee Birju Kullu (50), who had gone again missing from his native house at Jangatoli village of Kutra block in Sundargarh district under unknown circumstances, was traced in Angul district on Tuesday …
  • Severe cold wave in Angul baffles IMD December 25, 2020 9:52 am BHUBANESWAR/ANGUL: Angul was the coldest place in the state at 6°C on Thursday. The minimum temperature in this industrial town has seen a sharp 7 to 8 degrees drop from normal and has baffled weathermen. The IMD criteria says a drop sharper than 6.4 …
  • Prepare rehab plan for affected, Angul told October 30, 2020 5:05 am 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 …
  • Aluminium park in Angul to be ready by March 2021: Govt October 24, 2020 12:09 pm
  • MCL sets up orchards in Angul village October 4, 2020 5:48 am 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 June 14, 2020 6:51 am 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 May 30, 2020 2:28 am 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 May 4, 2020 7:18 am 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 April 13, 2020 3:11 am 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 March 27, 2020 1:18 pm 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 March 7, 2020 7:51 am 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 January 20, 2020 1:05 pm 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 January 14, 2020 5:26 am 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 December 11, 2019 5:53 am 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 November 30, 2019 6:48 am 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 November 19, 2019 6:41 am 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 October 16, 2019 1:38 pm 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 September 22, 2019 7:07 am 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 August 19, 2019 6:25 am 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 July 25, 2019 6:43 am 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 July 24, 2019 11:53 am 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 July 13, 2019 3:10 am 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 July 3, 2019 5:05 pm 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 July 3, 2019 1:45 pm 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 June 28, 2019 3:59 am 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 March 25, 2019 11:39 am 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 March 25, 2019 11:27 am 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' December 25, 2018 3:03 am 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) December 24, 2018 1:02 pm 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’ December 22, 2018 2:41 pm 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 October 30, 2018 2:31 pm 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 October 29, 2018 4:02 am 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 October 26, 2018 11:21 am 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 September 12, 2018 2:16 pm 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 August 28, 2018 5:01 pm 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 August 10, 2018 12:33 pm 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 June 15, 2018 10:42 am 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 June 15, 2018 10:17 am 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 April 13, 2018 1:09 am 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 April 9, 2018 1:02 pm 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 March 23, 2018 9:57 pm 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 March 18, 2018 9:02 pm 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 January 20, 2018 7:56 pm 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 January 20, 2018 3:32 pm 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 December 29, 2017 8:34 am 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 December 26, 2017 6:49 pm 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 December 20, 2017 8:11 pm 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 December 17, 2017 3:47 pm 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 November 18, 2017 9:16 pm 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 November 15, 2017 7:15 pm 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 November 7, 2017 8:30 pm 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 October 25, 2017 9:49 pm 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 October 11, 2017 5:59 am 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 October 9, 2017 12:05 pm “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 October 9, 2017 9:17 am 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 October 9, 2017 8:26 am 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 July 27, 2017 9:27 pm 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 July 23, 2017 10:20 pm 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 July 11, 2017 1:12 pm 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 July 9, 2017 10:54 am 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 July 7, 2017 3:27 pm 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 July 1, 2017 4:13 pm 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 June 3, 2017 6:04 pm 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 May 30, 2017 11:35 am 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 May 28, 2017 4:43 pm 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 May 28, 2017 3:38 pm 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 May 27, 2017 3:51 pm 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 April 28, 2017 5:38 pm 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 April 4, 2017 6:30 pm 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 March 10, 2017 12:12 pm 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 March 9, 2017 4:12 am 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 February 20, 2017 2:34 pm 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 …
  • JSPL, ANGUL CELEBRATES DIWALI IN ITS LABOUR COLONY WITH THE WORKMEN AND FAMILIES November 13, 2015 4:55 pm OD is the first complete portal on the state of Odisha NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, November 12, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL), Angul, organized Diwali Celebration Programme for thousands of its workmen staying in its …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik orders probe into spurious Covid drugs June 15, 2021 2:35 am Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the crime branch to investigate the unearthing of spurious Favipirapir tablets and other COVID-19 related drugs. On June 10, a huge cache was seized from Cuttack during a raid by the Drug Controller of …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Low-pressure forms over Bay of Bengal, likely to become more marked in 24 hours June 11, 2021 3:02 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal on Friday morning is likely to become more marked in the next 24 hours. The system now lies over northwest Bay of Bengal, adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coast …
  • Southwest monsoon covers entire state in five days, more days of heavy rains predicted for Mumbai June 10, 2021 4:52 pm The Southwest monsoon covered the entire state by Thursday morning, five days after its onset over south Maharashtra, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Normally, the monsoon covers the entire state by mid-June. Lashed by heavy rains on …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik lays foundation stone for Liquid Medical Oxygen plants in seven districts June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generating plants in seven districts besides, inaugurating several …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • Low pressure to end heat chain in Odisha by June 10 June 7, 2021 4:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Relief from Covid transmission may take some time in Odisha but with the low pressure forming over north Bay of Bengal, it could break the heat and humidity chain in the State, finally. The system is expected to pull …
  • Odisha to divert surplus Covaxin doses for 18-plus age group in Bhubaneswar June 5, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Caught in a catch-22 situation over slowing down vaccination of 18-44 age group people amidst shortage of doses, the State government is  set to divert its surplus Covaxin doses for the segment in Bhubaneswar. Health …
  • Odisha migrant labourers helped in returning home safely June 4, 2021 3:18 pm In his decade-long annual migration to outside States for working in brick-kilns, Haladhar Thapa, a worker from Odisha’s Balangir district, has perhaps for the first time returned home with a sense of dignity. Often packed like sardines in unreserved train …
  • Nuapada: Covid count falls to significant low May 31, 2021 4:14 pm Not long ago on May 17, its active cases were more than 2, 000 and it had been reporting more than hundred cases daily till May 22. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Nuapada district, which until two weeks ago was as big a concern as Khurda and Sundargarh …
  • Bhubaneswar: RMRC to study post-vaccine Covid infection among people May 30, 2021 8:32 am On April 8, a 57-year old man from Titlagarh, who got Covid-19 infection 10 days after taking both the doses of Covishield had died here at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar.(Picture used for representational purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state government has asked the …
  • Congress MLAs seek vaccination of 18-44 age group in West Odisha May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the number of deaths due to Covid-19 has not gone down significantly in some western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA from Khariar Adhiraj Panigrahy on Saturday urged Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Odisha: Farmers rue loss to crops May 28, 2021 7:16 am Image used for representational purposeThe Yaas-induced rain has damaged standing rabi paddy crops over large tracts of land in Sambalpur district. The district reported 55.49 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours against the normal rainfall of 32.3 mm in May. …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • Odisha records highest 32 deaths, cases cross 7L mark May 25, 2021 6:23 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported the highest single day spike in Covid-19 fatalities as 32 people succumbed to the disease taking the cumulative death toll to 2,516. With 11,059 more people testing positive for the virus, the tally …
  • Startup helps rural patients with free medical aid to tackle Covid May 24, 2021 3:21 pm With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading beyond India’s urban heartland, a Bhubaneshwar-based startup, Lyflink, is offering freee consultation and medicines to patients in Odishas rural pockets. The startup provides a link through tele-consultations to connect …
  • Bhubaneswar-based startup Lyflink lays virtual route to specialised COVID-19 care May 24, 2021 5:31 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While tele-consultations have become the order of the day in wake of the pandemic, a Bhubaneswar-based startup Lyflink has been helping infected patients in both rural and urban areas connect with specialists for COVID …
  • Odisha BJP condemns FIR against MP-nominee over ventilator post May 24, 2021 5:28 am By Express News Service BALANGIR: The BJP on Sunday strongly condemned the FIR filed against Dinesh Sharma, nominee of Balangir MP Sangeeta Singhdeo, after he shared pictures of ventilators allegedly lying unused at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital …
  • How will rural health army fight Covid-19 without safety gears, remuneration in Odisha? May 23, 2021 8:55 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An ASHA worker was manhandled in Chargochhia village in Balasore district after she reported the arrival of a woman from a Covid affected area without a negative report recently. The local sarpanch had assured to look into …
  • Juhar Foundation brings oxygen aid to western Odisha May 23, 2021 6:30 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In Western Odisha, where the catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19 in the second phase has put an unimaginable pressure on the healthcare system, NGOs and volunteers have stepped up to man the wall against the deadly …
  • MP Sangeeta Singhdeo demands Covid Hospital in Balangir May 21, 2021 7:01 am By Express News Service BALANGIR: Keeping in mind the surge in Covid cases in the district, Balangir MP Sangeeta Singhdeo has demanded to start a dedicated hospital with 100 ICU beds and an oxygen plant in the Ordnance Factory, Saintala.  In a letter to …
  • Odisha records 25 Covid deaths, highest single-day spike so far May 21, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State on Thursday logged 25 deaths due to Covid-19, the highest single-day spike so far, as the daily caseload and positivity rate shot up again despite the lockdown. Odisha reported 11,489 fresh cases in the last …
  • Bhubaneswar: Six trains cancelled up to June 1, Rajdhani Express to run twice a week May 20, 2021 12:55 pm According to the East Coast Railway (ECoR), Rajdhani Special trains from Bhubaneswar will run twice in a week instead of daily up to May 31 (Photo for representative purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: Rajdhani Express trains running via three different routes will …
  • Odisha: Interns playing crucial role in covid management May 20, 2021 8:39 am Currently, around 14,000 patients are hospitalised across Odisha. This includes around 2,450 in ICU. More than 600 patients are on ventilatorBHUBANESWAR: Suvam Kumar would never have done duty in an ICU as a medical intern during normal time. However, it …
  • Odisha extends lockdown till June 1 May 19, 2021 7:09 am During the lockdown public transport and intra-state movement of public is banned, but people can use their own vehicles or auto-rickshaws and taxis to go for vaccination or Covid tests (PTI photo) BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Tuesday extended the …
  • Odisha to add 438 critical care beds for Covid patients May 19, 2021 6:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Covid facilities across the State running out of beds, the government has decided to add 438 critical care beds including 70 high dependency units (HDU) at eight dedicated Covid hospitals at the earliest. The ICU …
  • Odisha yet to release its share of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme May 17, 2021 7:08 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The daily wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in 20 migration-prone blocks of the State have been slashed as the State government has not released its share. Labourers in …
  • No dignity after death: Dogs feast on half-burnt bodies of Covid patients at Odisha's cremation center May 17, 2021 4:39 am By Express News Service BALANGIR:  Cremation of Covid victims has been a concern but sight of stray dogs feeding on half-burnt bodies at the Bijakhaman cremation has left locals disturbed. As the pictures went viral, people approached the Sub Collector and …
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urges Centre for 19 more oxygen plants in Odisha May 16, 2021 6:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday requested the Centre to allocate additional 19 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants for Odisha. Making the request to Union …
  • Union minister urges Centre for 19 more oxygen plants in Odisha May 15, 2021 12:24 pm Dharmendra PradhanBHUBANESWAR: Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday requested his cabinet colleague and Union health and family welfare minister Harsh Vardhan to set up 19 more pressure swing absorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants in 15 …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike, infection spreading faster in rural areas May 14, 2021 7:33 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown across the state and complete weekend shutdown in urban localities notwithstanding, Odisha logged the highest single-day spike of 12,390 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of cases …
  • Balangir hospitals face staff crunch May 9, 2021 3:43 am By Express News Service BALANGIR:  Adding to the already grim situation of the Covid second wave, the hospitals in the district have sounded an alarm over shortage of technical staff and doctors.  Balangir has one major Bhima Bhoi Medical College and …
  • Balangir: Asked to close shops, sellers dump veggies on the road May 6, 2021 5:55 am
  • 7 arrested for killing 6 of family in Balangir November 19, 2020 7:50 am
  • Odisha: 6 family members found dead at their home in Balangir November 11, 2020 6:18 pm 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 November 11, 2020 11:14 am 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 …
  • Balangir residents file PIL in Orissa HC against order of empowering sarpanchs with 'powers of Collector' August 25, 2020 5:31 am 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 August 21, 2020 5:02 am 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 August 9, 2020 3:57 am 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 July 27, 2020 3:53 am 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 May 29, 2020 2:14 am 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 May 12, 2020 4:36 am 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 May 3, 2020 3:57 am 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 May 2, 2020 10:55 pm
  • Covid-19: Balangir joins list of affected districts, total positive in Odisha soars to 147 May 1, 2020 9:26 am
  • Balangir top cop doubles up as career counsellor April 22, 2020 1:47 am
  • 100 labourers from Balangir, Subarnapur stranded in Hyderabad, Bengaluru March 29, 2020 12:27 am
  • Odia couple from Canada quarantined in Balangir March 14, 2020 6:31 am 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 February 20, 2020 1:59 am 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 January 22, 2020 5:53 am 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 December 23, 2019 8:02 am 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 December 20, 2019 6:47 am 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 November 20, 2019 2:16 am 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 September 8, 2019 7:16 am 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 August 29, 2019 11:12 am
  • India: Balangir moves from ‘drought’ to flood-like situation within days August 14, 2019 6:03 am 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 June 4, 2019 7:23 am 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 January 11, 2019 9:51 pm [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 January 5, 2019 7:30 am 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 October 31, 2018 4:25 am 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’ August 21, 2018 11:16 pm 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 August 10, 2018 1:21 am 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 June 7, 2018 3:37 pm [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 May 14, 2018 1:48 am 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 May 13, 2018 6:21 pm 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 April 27, 2018 7:41 am 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 April 27, 2018 2:04 am 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 March 26, 2018 6:50 pm 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 March 24, 2018 1:37 am 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 March 16, 2018 10:17 pm 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 March 16, 2018 10:17 pm 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 March 9, 2018 8:20 pm 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 March 5, 2018 12:12 am 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 March 4, 2018 7:23 pm 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 February 17, 2018 7:41 pm 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 February 5, 2018 8:44 pm 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 February 1, 2018 2:17 am 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 January 9, 2018 8:21 pm 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 January 7, 2018 7:03 pm 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 January 6, 2018 7:23 pm 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 December 18, 2017 7:51 pm 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 November 24, 2017 6:52 pm 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 November 19, 2017 9:06 pm 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 November 18, 2017 9:16 pm 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 November 18, 2017 10:33 am 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 November 4, 2017 8:07 pm 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  October 15, 2017 6:57 am 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 September 21, 2017 6:22 am 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 September 4, 2017 3:41 am 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 August 28, 2017 6:41 am 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 August 5, 2017 9:27 am 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 June 29, 2017 6:51 am 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 May 17, 2017 5:17 pm 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 April 2, 2017 11:21 pm 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 April 1, 2017 3:43 pm 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 March 8, 2017 3:59 am 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 January 4, 2017 10:21 am 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 …
  • Monsoon advances in Odisha, to cover entire state on Sunday June 13, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The south-west monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Odisha and is expected to cover entire State in next 24 hours. On Saturday, the monsoon covered Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore, …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Maoist gunned down in Odisha encounter, AK-47 rifle and ammunition seized June 11, 2021 3:13 pm By Express News Service BARGARH/BHUBANESWAR: A Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces inside a forest near Bhanjaguda village under Padampur block in Bargarh district in the wee hours of Friday. Sources said a group of …
  • Low-pressure forms over Bay of Bengal, likely to become more marked in 24 hours June 11, 2021 3:02 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal on Friday morning is likely to become more marked in the next 24 hours. The system now lies over northwest Bay of Bengal, adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coast …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • CCI clears Tata Power's acquisition of stakes in 3 Odisha power utilities June 8, 2021 11:15 pm NEW DELHI: 's proposed purchase of 51 per cent stake each in three power utilities in Odisha has been cleared by fair trade regulator CCI. The company is to buy the stakes in Western Electricity Supply Company of Odisha (WESCO), Southern Electricity …
  • IMD predicts low pressure over bay, monsoon advancement towards Odisha June 3, 2021 7:01 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal around June 10 and it will help in the advancement of south-west monsoon towards Odisha. The south-west monsoon usually reaches Odisha 10 to 12 days …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Congress MLAs seek vaccination of 18-44 age group in West Odisha May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the number of deaths due to Covid-19 has not gone down significantly in some western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA from Khariar Adhiraj Panigrahy on Saturday urged Chief Minister Naveen …
  • New COVID-19 cases from cyclone-hit districts add to Odisha's state tally May 29, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The tall claims of the State government on improved care in Covid hospitals notwithstanding, the fatality rate continued to rise in Odisha with 33 more succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the …
  • Odisha police arrests three fake journalists for extortion May 29, 2021 4:23 am By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Ambabhona police of Bargarh district on Thursday evening arrested three persons for extorting money by posing as journalists. The trio was identified as Biswapati Sahu, Ashis Bhue and Bhagirathi Bhoi. Police said on …
  • Odisha: Farmers rue loss to crops May 28, 2021 7:16 am Image used for representational purposeThe Yaas-induced rain has damaged standing rabi paddy crops over large tracts of land in Sambalpur district. The district reported 55.49 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours against the normal rainfall of 32.3 mm in May. …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • Conditions building up for monsoon onset over Kerala May 27, 2021 1:07 pm   The monsoon has advanced into parts of Maldives-Comorin area on Thursday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) indicating that conditions are likely to become favourable for its onset over mainland India along the Kerala coast around the …
  • Times School Survey 2021: East Zone May 26, 2021 7:26 am Education plays an important role in empowering young minds and helping them to face life challenges independently. It helps in developing their self-confidence, enhancing knowledge and honing their skills. It is needless to say that education is crucial …
  • Odisha records 33 Covid fatalities May 26, 2021 6:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours, Odisha’s daily fatalities due to Covid-19 touched a new peak even as there was a marginal drop in single-day spike during the period. Health officials said seven persons from …
  • Times School Survey 2021: Odisha May 24, 2021 2:33 pm In the last one year, the education sector swiftly adapted itself to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid this new normal, online learning became an operative world, with most schools and academic institutions adopting digital tools …
  • How will rural health army fight Covid-19 without safety gears, remuneration in Odisha? May 23, 2021 8:55 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An ASHA worker was manhandled in Chargochhia village in Balasore district after she reported the arrival of a woman from a Covid affected area without a negative report recently. The local sarpanch had assured to look into …
  • Odisha sees highest single-day spike in Covid cases and death amid lockdown, active cases cross one lakh mark May 23, 2021 8:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown with morning hours relaxation seems not to be yielding the desired result in Odisha as the State reported the highest single-day spike in both new cases and death in the last 24 hours pushing the active cases …
  • Juhar Foundation brings oxygen aid to western Odisha May 23, 2021 6:30 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In Western Odisha, where the catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19 in the second phase has put an unimaginable pressure on the healthcare system, NGOs and volunteers have stepped up to man the wall against the deadly …
  • Odisha records 25 Covid deaths, highest single-day spike so far May 21, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State on Thursday logged 25 deaths due to Covid-19, the highest single-day spike so far, as the daily caseload and positivity rate shot up again despite the lockdown. Odisha reported 11,489 fresh cases in the last …
  • Puri Rath Yatra: Eight carpenters test COVID-19 positive, making of chariots on May 20, 2021 5:50 pm By PTI PURI: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration Thursday said construction work on the chariots of the three deities of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra, for the annual Rath Yatra in the pilgrim town here is going on as per …
  • COVID-19: High reproduction value of virus in 28 districts of Odisha May 20, 2021 7:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as the test positivity rate continues to remain stable at around 18 per cent (pc) for the last three days, the Covid-19 daily count slightly rose to 11,099 from 10,321 a day before. The disease claimed 21 lives. …
  • Odisha to add 438 critical care beds for Covid patients May 19, 2021 6:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Covid facilities across the State running out of beds, the government has decided to add 438 critical care beds including 70 high dependency units (HDU) at eight dedicated Covid hospitals at the earliest. The ICU …
  • Odisha yet to release its share of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme May 17, 2021 7:08 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The daily wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in 20 migration-prone blocks of the State have been slashed as the State government has not released its share. Labourers in …
  • Odisha: Four expert teams to ease ‘VIP’ load on ICUs in twin cities May 15, 2021 8:51 am The ICU for Covid patients at SCB Medical College and HospitalBHUBANESWAR: Amid rising load on critical care beds due to surge in Covid infections, the state government on Friday announced a two-pronged strategy. Four teams of experts will visit intensive …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike, infection spreading faster in rural areas May 14, 2021 7:33 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown across the state and complete weekend shutdown in urban localities notwithstanding, Odisha logged the highest single-day spike of 12,390 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of cases …
  • Odisha inches closer to 1 lakh active cases May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Covid-19 situation continued to remain grim in Odisha as the State reported over 10,000 cases in seven of the last eight days, taking the active cases closer to one lakh. As many as 10,649 people tested positive …
  • COVID-19 surge: Odisha’s total active patients now above one lakh May 13, 2021 6:04 am Odisha’s total number of active COVID-19 patients surged past the one-lakh mark following the addition of 10,649 fresh cases to the tally on Thursday. Except one day, the State has been consistently reporting daily cases of over 10,000 since May 6. …
  • Covid-19 cases surge as testing ramped up, 17 more die in Odisha May 13, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  After the drop in new cases for the last two days, the number of infections soared again in the State following rise in testing. As many as 10,982 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 17 more succumbed to the virus …
  • Take strong action against overcharging by private hospitals: CM to officials May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to keep a close watch on private hospitals treating Covid patients and ensure that they charge according to the rate fixed by the government. Strong action …
  • Faulty test strategy swings positivity rate May 11, 2021 6:25 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: From a test positivity rate (TPR) of as high as 70.1 per cent (pc) on May 8 to suddenly 34.5 pc next day, Bargarh, one of the worst Covid-19 hit western Odisha districts, seems to have seen the highest drop in …
  • Curbs tighten but Covid-19 vaccination slackens in country’s most vulnerable districts May 11, 2021 12:02 am As many as two-thirds of all districts reporting a positivity rate of more than 20 per cent — an index of the pandemic’s current severity and its potential spread — have reported an alarming dip in vaccination after the Centre’s new norms kicked in May 1, …
  • Odisha: Sundargarh, Angul districts to get Kendriya Vidyalayas May 10, 2021 9:27 am A file photo of Covid protocols being followed at a KV in BhubaneswarBHUBANESWAR: TheBoard of the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a public sector undertaking, has approved the setting up of a Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) each at Basundhara in Sundargarh …
  • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited to set up Kendriya Vidyalayas in Sundargarh, Angul districts May 10, 2021 4:19 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has approved setting up of two Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the mineral rich Sundargarh and Angul districts. Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi informed the decision to his Cabinet …
  • Odisha: At 57.1%, Sambalpur positivity rate among country’s highest May 9, 2021 6:42 am Altogether 533 cases were reported from Sambalpur district on SaturdayBHUBANESWAR: With a weekly positivity rate of 57.1%, Sambalpur has figured among the top 10 districts in the country with the highest percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19. …
  • COVID fallout: Despite government assurance, migrants in Odisha left in lurch May 9, 2021 5:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the State government urged migrant workers not to leave Odisha during lockdown and assured that it has enough livelihood options for them, the fact remains that non-payment to labourers in the government …
  • Odisha: Bargarh locals rush to get jabbed, triggers virus fear May 8, 2021 5:46 am
  • 19 Odisha districts have positivity rate above 20% May 8, 2021 5:45 am Image used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Nineteen of the 30 districts in Odisha are among 296 districts in the country with test positivity rate above 20%, a list published by Union health ministry shows. Sambalpur has the highest (56.8%). …
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 100-bed ICU facility May 8, 2021 4:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/SAMBALPUR: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated a 100-bed ICU ventilator facility at Vikash multi-speciality hospital at Bargarh. Inaugurating the hospital developed …
  • COVID-19 | Odisha records highest single-day spike, cases breach 12,000 mark May 7, 2021 4:47 am This is the first time since the onset of the pandemic that Odisha has crossed the 12,000 mark. Odisha on May 7 recorded a steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases with 12,238 persons testing positive for coronavirus – a jump of 16.31% in new cases in a day. …
  • Vikash Multi Specialty Hospital in Bargarh to get 100 ICU beds on Friday May 7, 2021 2:13 am By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate 100  ICU beds with ventilator facility at the Vikash Multi Specialty Hospital (VMSH) in Bargarh through video conferencing on Friday. The …
  • Odisha scrambles to cope as Chhattisgarh surge hits rural districts May 4, 2021 11:02 pm A 23-YEAR-OLD spent three days under a banyan tree outside his village in Kalahandi because there was no provision for isolation in his small, thatched home. A 48-year-old struggled for 48 hours to save his mother’s life in Bargarh but failed for want of …
  • Pipili bypoll deferred as Odisha set for lockdown May 4, 2021 3:44 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the State poised to go into a 14-day lockdown from Wednesday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday deferred the Pipili bypoll scheduled on May 16.The ECI said the decision to postpone the election was …
  • Dip in Odisha's Covid numbers after crossing 10,000 mark May 3, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the massive spike of 10,413 cases, the highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic, the daily Covid count dropped by 23 per cent (pc) as Odisha reported 8,015 new infections in the last 24 …
  • Covid: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 May 2, 2021 1:16 pm A deserted road in front of Jagannath Temple in Puri during weekend shutdown on Sunday.BHUBANESWAR: Exponential surge in Covid-19 positive cases has prompted the Odisha government to impose a 2-week lockdown from May 5 till 19 across the state. During the …
  • COVID-19: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 May 2, 2021 12:50 pm Image Source : PTI COVID-19: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 In the wake of a continuous rise in coronavirus cases, the Odisha government has announced a 14-day lockdown in the state. According to the Odisha government, the lockdown will be …
  • Covid-19: Odisha breaches 10,000 mark, state forms panel on use of Tocilizomab, other drugs May 1, 2021 11:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another massive spike, the new Covid cases breached the 10,000 mark in Odisha with 10,431 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. Eleven people succumbed to the disease during the period. This …
  • Activist helps hapless brick kiln workers return home May 1, 2021 4:25 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Around 58 labourers including four pregnant women of Odisha who were forced to work overtime without basic wages at a brick kiln in Telangana, were rescued and arrangements made to bring them back to the State by a social …
  • 33,000 schools join Mo School campaign May 1, 2021 3:43 am BHUBANESWAR: More than 33,000 schools in all districts of the state have joined the Mo School campaign so far. It was announced in the 24th Executive Council meeting of ‘Mo School Abhiyan’ held here on Friday under the chairmanship of school and mass …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike of 8,681 Covid cases, 14 die April 30, 2021 2:26 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after a 16% drop in new infections, Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike with 8,681 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. The disease also claimed 14 lives, the highest on a day so fat this year, …
  • Odisha: CM seeks waiver of central force deployment charges April 30, 2021 10:16 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: In the wake of the Covid-induced economic slowdown, depletion of revenue and requirement of more funds to address the healthcare crisis, the state government on Thursday urged the Centre to waive …
  • Helping hand: Good Samaritans ensure dignity to Covid victims in death April 30, 2021 4:23 am Express News Service CUTTACK./SAMBALPUR: At A time when families and relatives of Covid-19 victims are dreading to touch their last remains, social workers and volunteers have come forward to ensure that they are given a dignified cremation or burial. …
  • Stone age tool find hints at early human settlements in Bargarh April 9, 2021 7:48 pm Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  In a major discovery, researchers from the Sambalpur University’s History department have unearthed tools and artefacts dating back to the middle and late stone age period on the southern fringes of Debrigarh hill range, …
  • Odisha: Congress to hold farmer convention at Bargarh by March end March 6, 2021 9:31 pm
  • CM’s 723 crore water projects for Bargarh to benefit 7.5 lakh people December 10, 2020 10:32 am
  • Odisha cabinet approves two mega drinking water projects in Bargarh December 9, 2020 5:40 pm
  • Odisha: Chief secretary reviews progress of Bargarh Cancer Hospital November 20, 2020 4:37 pm
  • Bargarh turning into west Odisha hotspot as cases rise September 3, 2020 12:12 am
  • Odisha: Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari tests +ve for Covid August 9, 2020 12:26 pm
  • Two villagers in Bargarh donate plasma August 4, 2020 11:14 pm 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 July 30, 2020 3:40 am 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 June 1, 2020 11:42 pm 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 May 15, 2020 6:59 am 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 May 9, 2020 12:51 am 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 April 23, 2020 6:30 am 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 April 7, 2020 9:46 am 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 April 3, 2020 12:32 pm
  • Woman constable in Odisha's Bargarh turns singer to spread coronavirus awareness April 3, 2020 3:39 am 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 January 22, 2020 5:53 am 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 January 21, 2020 2:20 pm 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 November 25, 2019 6:04 am 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 April 11, 2019 5:42 am 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 February 11, 2019 8:02 pm 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 June 10, 2018 4:25 pm 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 April 24, 2018 1:43 am 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 March 25, 2018 5:17 am 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 March 19, 2018 8:13 pm 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 February 23, 2018 8:13 am 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 December 23, 2017 7:57 pm 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 December 23, 2017 3:29 am 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 December 16, 2017 2:52 am 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 December 2, 2017 2:46 am 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. December 1, 2017 5:29 pm
  • Kansa rule in Bargarh from Dec. 23 November 29, 2017 6:59 pm 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 November 9, 2017 6:22 am
  • Odisha government orders probe as farmer commits suicide in Bargarh November 1, 2017 2:27 pm 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 October 27, 2017 6:40 am 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 October 3, 2017 4:59 am 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 September 27, 2017 7:20 am [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 September 26, 2017 2:59 am 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 July 30, 2017 6:11 am 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 July 20, 2017 7:11 am 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 April 25, 2017 2:54 am 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 April 20, 2017 2:40 am 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 March 15, 2017 1:15 am 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 March 11, 2017 3:37 am 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 …
  • Smuggling of idols: Four held April 30, 2021 12:20 am PATNA: The West Champaran police claimed to have busted a gang involved in smuggling of idols of deities and artifice from Nepal following the arrest of four people, including two Nepalese, on Wednesday. Police also recovered a statue of Lord Buddha, which …
  • Surat e-lok adalat disposes 999 cases in one day December 13, 2020 12:42 am Surat: Surat District Legal Services Authority (SDLSA) disposed as many as 999 cases in a one-day e-lok adalat organized on Saturday. According to officials, of these, 48 cases of motor accident claim petition (MACP) were settled with a total award of Rs 2 …
  • In lockdown, Hanumangarhi temple priest performs Kanyadan May 21, 2020 7:12 am Ayodhya, May 21 (IANS) While the nationwide lockdown has forced many to shift their marriages plans, there are some who decided to tie the knot even during the lockdown. An interesting case has come to light from Ayodhya where a couple got married in …
  • Four killed, 21 injured as bus overturns in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand March 1, 2020 1:09 pm By: PTI | Jaipur | Updated: March 1, 2020 5:12:00 pm The injured were rushed to a primary health care centre in Devgarh for treatment, police added. (File) Four people including 3 children were killed and 21 others injured when a speeding private bus …
  • Maharashtra: Junnar-Ambegaon mango festival begins today June 7, 2019 12:24 am At a mango eating competition in Pune in May. File The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has organised the Junnar Ambegaon Mango Festival-2019 for people who want to go directly to the farms to eat and buy mangoes. The festival will get underway …
  • Bilkis Bano lost 14 kin, moved 20 houses and waited 17 years for justice April 28, 2019 5:20 am Bilkis Bano never allows her youngest, four-year-old Aksha, to stray too far. She is either in her arms, or sitting within reach. The only time the smile reaches her eyes is when she speaks about her five children. Otherwise a look of sheer exhaustion …
  • Bilkis' story: Waited 17 years for ‘insaaf’ April 27, 2019 11:36 pm Bilkis Bano never allows her youngest, four-year-old Aksha, to stray too far. She is either in her arms, or sitting within reach. The only time the smile reaches her eyes is when she speaks about her five children. Otherwise a look of sheer exhaustion …
  • Bilkis Bano’s fight for justice, dignity and equality keeps alive the idea of citizenship April 25, 2019 3:45 am Bilkis Bano was gangraped during the 2002 Gujarat riots “I have cast my vote and my vote is for the unity of the country. I trust the democratic system of our country and I trust the election process.” Simple words, but they acquire an aura if you look at …
  • Citizen Bilkis Bano April 24, 2019 7:42 pm Bilkis Bano was gangraped during the 2002 Gujarat riots “I have cast my vote and my vote is for the unity of the country. I trust the democratic system of our country and I trust the election process.” Simple words, but they acquire an aura if you look at …
  • Mango Pizza Dhokla to Bhajiyas: Enjoy the goodness of mangoes this summer with these recipes April 24, 2019 9:07 am Make use of mangoes this season. It’s time for some summer loving! In India, nothing spells summer better than the arrival of mangoes. Succulent, juicy and sweet, the king of fruits is in all probability a favourite of the masses. With a range of varieties …
  • 24 automotive beauties set to adorn heritage city lanes on Monday February 16, 2019 6:43 pm Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) To promote heritage tourism, the Grand Heritage Drive 2019 will be launched in Ahmedabad on Monday, displaying the vintage and classic collections of automobiles in the country. The five-day 1,200 km journey will conclude at …
  • Of Statues Big And Small December 20, 2018 8:37 pm Idol worship has a long and convoluted history. In his letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the proposed installation of an enormous statue of Lord Ram on the banks of the Sarayu in Ayodhya, veteran parliamentarian Karan Singh, one of …
  • Actress, trained chef Tara Deshpande Tennebaum shares lip-smacking delicacies she grew up on September 2, 2018 1:19 am Actress, trained chef and author, Tara Deshpande Tennebaum shares lip-smacking delicacies that she grew up on Once every year my entire extended Mumbai family visited Malu Atya in Bandra for lunch. Malu atya was renowned for her Karwari cooking and this …
  • Moving towards a malnutrition free India February 10, 2018 10:59 am [India], Feb 10 (ANI): On March 29, 2017, Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma issued a letter making the Aadhar Card mandatory from April 2017.It was also stated in the letter that those users who do not have Aadhaar card at the district/state …
  • Watch: Importance of central Gujarat in 2017 polls December 11, 2017 1:02 pm Dec 11, 2017, 15:45 ISTBJP won 20 of the 38 seats up for grabs in central Gujarat in 2012. This time, it is banking on new inroads into tribal communities, which have traditionally voted Congress, in this region to offset possible losses in other areas. …
  • Importance of central Gujarat in 2017 polls December 11, 2017 12:17 pm Dec 11, 2017, 15:45 ISTBJP won 20 of the 38 seats up for grabs in central Gujarat in 2012. This time, it is banking on new inroads into tribal communities, which have traditionally voted Congress, in this region to offset possible losses in other areas. …
  • 900 fishermen escape Ockhi, find haven in Devgarh December 5, 2017 3:38 am Mumbai: Close to 900 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat have safely reached Devgarh port in Sindhudurg district after being rescued by the Indian Coast Guard from the path of Cyclone Ockhi. In all, 120 boats, each bearing 15 to 20 …
  • Cyclone Ockhi heads to Gujarat, Maharashtra; schools shut, high tide alert issued in Mumbai December 5, 2017 2:59 am After leaving behind a trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshwadeep, Cyclone Ockhi is expected to make landfall in coastal Gujarat tomorrow midnight with squally winds, which may cause heavy rains in several parts of the state during the next …
  • Cyclone Ockhi: Women members of fisher folk demand search in deep seas December 4, 2017 7:36 pm Women members of the fisher folk community on Monday held a protest in Kanyakumari district demanding that authorities intensify rescue operations to trace fishermen caught in the deep sea in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi. Hundreds of women held protest on the …
  • Alauddin Khilji and the making of Mumbai November 22, 2017 7:23 am Yes, Alauddin Khilji did launch a military encounter for a woman. He had her captured and made her one of his queens. But it was not Rani Padmavati. And this adventure led indirectly to present day Mumbai. Syed Firdaus Ashraf turns the pages of history to …
  • Ujjain: Mahakaleshwar temple to figure in top 10 clean iconic places under ‘Swachha Bharat Mission’ November 11, 2017 3:42 am — By FPJ News Service | Nov 11, 2017 07:37 am Ujjain: Mahakaleshwar temple has been selected among the top 10 clean iconic places of the country in the second phase of the Government of India’s Swachha Bharat mission. A two-day national level workshop, to …
  • Alauddin Khilji and the making of Mumbai November 3, 2017 4:56 am Yes, Alauddin Khilji did launch a military encounter for a woman. He had her captured and made her one of his queens. But it was not Rani Padmavati. And this adventure led indirectly to present day Mumbai. Syed Firdaus Ashraf turns the pages of history to …
  • Mired In Controversy, Taj Mahal Finds Place In UP Govt's 2018 Calendar October 18, 2017 7:30 pm The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place of pride in the 2018 calender brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government. The 17th century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the calendar …
  • Yogi govt launches heritage calendar featuring Taj Mahal October 18, 2017 5:54 pm The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a pride of place in the 2018 calendar brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government. The 17th century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the calendar …
  • Taj finds place of pride in UP’s 2018 calendar October 18, 2017 4:44 pm The 17th century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the calendar brought out by the state information department Lucknow: The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place of pride in the 2018 …
  • Taj Mahal finds place of pride in Uttar Pradesh government's 2018 calendar October 18, 2017 3:36 pm LUCKOW: The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place of pride in the 2018 calender brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government. The 17th century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the …
  • Taj Mahal finds place in UP govt's 2018 calendar October 18, 2017 2:10 pm LUCKNOW: The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place in the 2018 calendar brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government. The 17th century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the calendar …
  • Damage control? Taj Mahal finds place of pride in UP govt heritage calendar October 18, 2017 1:59 pm Lucknow: The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place of pride in the 2018 calendar brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government. The 17th century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the …
  • Taj Mahal finds place of pride in UP govt’s 2018 calendar October 18, 2017 12:40 pm By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:October 18, 2017 6:03 pm Taj Mahal in sunset light, Agra, India The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place of pride in the 2018 calender brought out by the Uttar Pradesh …
  • He will promise to bring the moon to India by 2030: Rahul Gandhi mocks Narendra Modi October 11, 2017 11:08 pm Written by Aditi Raja | Published:October 12, 2017 3:21 am Rahul went on to attack the BJP government in Gujarat and Modi for “failing to provide rights to the poor tribals”. (Express Photo) Concluding the second phase of his three-day Navsarjan Yatra at …
  • Rahul Gandhi’s Gujarat visit highlights: ‘Amit Shah only Gujarati businessman who can convert Rs 50,000 into Rs 80 crore’ October 11, 2017 3:28 pm Rahul Gandhi stops to meet people in Palaja village en route Devgarh Baria in Dahod. (Express Photo) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is continuing his Navsarjan Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday, held a meeting with tribal students at …
  • Rahul Gandhi’s Gujarat visit Live updates: ‘Amit Shah only Gujarati businessman who can convert Rs 50,000 into Rs 80 crore’ October 11, 2017 1:09 pm Rahul Gandhi stops to meet people in Palaja village en route Devgarh Baria in Dahod. (Express Photo) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is continuing his Navsarjan Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday, held a meeting with tribal students at …
  • Rahul Gandhi Gujarat visit Day 3 Live updates: 'Where is vikas... Amit Shah, Modiji turned Vikas mad' October 11, 2017 7:50 am Rahul Gandhi stops to meet people in Palaja village en route Devgarh Baria in Dahod. (Express Photo) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is continuing his Navsarjan Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday, held a meeting with tribal students at …
  • Rahul Gandhi Gujarat visit Day 3 Live updates: 'Campaign against Adani in Australia, but not in Gujarat. Did you ask why?' October 11, 2017 7:06 am Rahul Gandhi stops to meet people in Palaja village en route Devgarh Baria in Dahod. (Express Photo) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is continuing his Navsarjan Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday, held a meeting with tribal students at …
  • Rahul Gandhi Gujarat visit Day 3 Live updates: Congress vice-president to meet tribal students in Chhota Udaipur October 11, 2017 5:00 am Rahul Gandhi Gujarat visit day 3 Live: Congress vice-president will hold a public meeting at Fagwel Panchayat Ground at around 5:30 pm. (File) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will continue his Navsarjan Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday. On Day …
  • Centre’s must-run path at odds with Madhya Pradesh’s price out strategy August 29, 2017 10:59 pm Written by Anil Sasi | Updated: August 30, 2017 3:28 am (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) The Centre and states are working at cross-purposes in the renewable energy sector. Close on the heels of a move by states such as Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu to stonewall …
  • Agriculture, power, auto pressure adds to cloud of bad loans August 14, 2017 5:26 am Written by Anil Sasi | New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2017 9:34 am Agri-loan waivers across states, such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, which have begun to impact banks’ loan books. (Representational image) The Centre’s offensive …
  • Agri, power, auto pressure adds to cloud of bad loans August 13, 2017 9:22 pm Written by Anil Sasi | New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2017 2:17 am Agri-loan waivers across states, such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, which have begun to impact banks’ loan books. (Representational image) THE CENTRE’S offensive …
  • Renewable energy push takes a hit on random back-down instructions by discoms July 25, 2017 8:24 pm Written by Anil Sasi | New Delhi | Published:July 26, 2017 1:16 am The move by states to stymie renewable generation is at cross-purposes with the larger objective of pushing green power. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) …
  • Bilkis Bano gangrape case verdict: Bombay HC convicts 5 Gujarat cops, 2 doctors, upholds life for 11 May 5, 2017 12:53 am Written by Ruhi Bhasin | New Delhi | Updated: May 5, 2017 5:45 am Bilkis Bano in Devgarh Baria on Thursday (Express Photo: Bhupendra Rana) THE BOMBAY High Court on Thursday upheld the life imprisonment of 11 men convicted for the gangrape of Bilkis Bano …
  • Bilkis Bano gangrape case verdict: Bombay HC upholds life imprisonment for 11 convicts, sets aside acquittal of rest of the accused May 4, 2017 3:26 pm Written by Ruhi Bhasin | New Delhi | Updated: May 4, 2017 7:21 pm Bilkis Bano in Devgarh Baria on Thursday (Express Photo: Bhupendra Rana) The Bombay High Court Thursday upheld the life sentence order of the trial court against the 11 accused in the 2002 …
  • Horrible! Evil Men Kidnap Two Teenage Girls and Gang-r*pe Them in Front of Their Father March 17, 2017 4:05 pm *Photo used for illustrative purpose* Two teenage girls were allegedly gang-r*ped by six men in front of their father in a moving vehicle in Devgadh Baria tehsil of Gujarat’s Dahod district on Thursday, police said. According to HindustanTimes, five of the …
  • Two teenage girls abducted, gangraped in front of father March 17, 2017 3:47 pm Two teenage girls were allegedly gangraped by six men in front of their father in a moving vehicle in Devgadh Baria tehsil of Gujarat’s Dahod district on Thursday, police said. Five of the 13 people said to be involved in the abduction and rape case have …
  • Gujarat: 2 teens gangraped in front of father in moving SUV, 5 arrested March 17, 2017 7:29 am Dahod: In a shocking incident, two teenage girls were allegedly gangraped by six men in front of their father in a moving vehicle in Devgadh Baria tehsil of Dahod district in Gujarat on Thursday, police said. Five of the 13 persons said to be involved in …
  • An unusual Sikh community’s tale of upward mobility March 1, 2017 9:27 pm Written by Raakhi Jagga | Dugal Kalan (punjab) | Published:March 2, 2017 12:37 am Ahir Yadav Sikh farmers at a village in Patiala district of Punjab. Gurmeet Singh To the casual eye, Jarnail Singh is any other turbaned, beard-sporting Sikh farmer owning 10 …
  • Cyclone warning in Odisha amid low pressure formation in North Bay of Bengal June 11, 2021 8:57 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone warning in Odisha amid low pressure formation in North Bay of Bengal Cyclone Warning: The India Meteorological Department has said that another low-pressure area is set to form over the Bay of Bengal today. The weather department …
  • Oxygen container on train leaks at Odisha's Kesinga station en route to Chennai June 9, 2021 10:35 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/BHUBANESWAR: An oxygen container leaked at Kesinga railway station while being transported by train to Chennai in the wee hours of Wednesday. Sources said the loco pilot of the goods train that was carrying 10 …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • CCI clears Tata Power's acquisition of stakes in 3 Odisha power utilities June 8, 2021 11:15 pm NEW DELHI: 's proposed purchase of 51 per cent stake each in three power utilities in Odisha has been cleared by fair trade regulator CCI. The company is to buy the stakes in Western Electricity Supply Company of Odisha (WESCO), Southern Electricity …
  • Tusker found dead in mango farm, one held by Odisha police June 7, 2021 4:56 am By Express News Service DHENKANAL: A 15-year-old tusker was found dead in a mango orchard at Gobindaprasad village in Odpada block here on Sunday.  It is suspected that the elephant died after coming in contact with the solar fence erected around the mango …
  • Odisha to divert surplus Covaxin doses for 18-plus age group in Bhubaneswar June 5, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Caught in a catch-22 situation over slowing down vaccination of 18-44 age group people amidst shortage of doses, the State government is  set to divert its surplus Covaxin doses for the segment in Bhubaneswar. Health …
  • Odisha Govt announces special package for tribal groups June 3, 2021 3:08 pm Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], June 3 (ANI): Keeping in view the outbreak of COVID-19 virus in the habitation of Primitive Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of Odisha, the Schduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) SC Development Department has announced a …
  • Odisha logs record 40 fresh COVID fatalities, 8,399 new cases June 2, 2021 10:26 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Wednesday registered 40 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 2,831, a health department official said. At least 8,399 new coronavirus-positive cases raised the caseload in the …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Outsiders leave Covid-19 jab seekers frustrated in Odisha's Cuttack June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: Getting a slot booked for Covid vaccination on the CoWIN portal in Cuttack not only requires patience but also luck. Even as the administration claims to be vaccinating over 14,000 people in 18-44 age group daily, a …
  • Test positivity rate declines but high share of RATs big concern in Odisha June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded 8,313 cases on Monday marking a drop from  9,541 the previous day. The test positivity rate (TPR) also dropped to 13.5 per cent from 14.5 per cent a day before. However, even as the State government …
  • Covid-19 cases surge in Odisha as testing up after Cyclone Yaas June 1, 2021 12:06 am AFTER AN initial decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state amidst Cyclone Yaas, the numbers surged again as Odisha ramped up testing. On Sunday, the state reported 9,541 cases and on Monday 8,313 cases were reported with 35 more deaths. Apart …
  • COVID-19 cases on the rise in rural Odisha, containment zones emerge May 30, 2021 5:36 am However, there has been improvement in the overall test positivity rate of the State. During past three days, Kailash Chandra Behera, Block Development Officer (BDO) of Ersama in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, has received distress calls about COVID-19 …
  • New COVID-19 cases from cyclone-hit districts add to Odisha's state tally May 29, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The tall claims of the State government on improved care in Covid hospitals notwithstanding, the fatality rate continued to rise in Odisha with 33 more succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the …
  • Collectors to monitor health of people from cyclone shelters May 28, 2021 4:01 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Worried over the possibility of a fresh spread of Covid-19 following Yaas, Odisha government on Thursday asked collectors of 12 districts to closely monitor symptoms among persons returning from cyclone shelters and …
  • Conditions building up for monsoon onset over Kerala May 27, 2021 1:07 pm   The monsoon has advanced into parts of Maldives-Comorin area on Thursday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) indicating that conditions are likely to become favourable for its onset over mainland India along the Kerala coast around the …
  • ‘Yaas’ very likely to cross North Odisha-West Bengal Coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands close to North of Dhamra and South of Balasore, during noon of wednesday, with wind speed of 130-140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph May 27, 2021 3:06 am LOCATION LATITUDE/LONGITUDE THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘YAAS’ (PRONOUNCED AS ‘YASS’) LAY CENTRED AT 0430 HRS IST OF THE 26TH MAY, 2021 OVER NORTHWEST BAY OF BENGAL NEAR LATITUDE 20.7°N AND LONGITUDE 87.45°E, ABOUT 60 KM EAST OF DHAMRA., 90 KM EAST- …
  • Despite Cyclone Yaas, Odisha maintains liquid oxygen supply to nation May 26, 2021 7:44 pm Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Despite Cyclone Yaas, Odisha maintains liquid oxygen supply to nation. Despite being hit by Cyclone Yaas, the Odisha government has ensured the uninterrupted supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) which is required …
  • Cyclone Yaas Update May 26, 2021 6:28 pm Cyclone 'Yaas', packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country's eastern coasts on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands, and leaving at least four persons dead - three in Odisha and one in Bengal -- …
  • Cyclone Yaas: Tidal water flows into Haldia dock; massive rainfall pounds coastal Odisha May 26, 2021 2:50 pm By PTI KOLKATA: The cyclone Yaas has put the Kolkata port authorities on tenterhooks for some time as the rising water of the Hooghly river surpassed the height of the external lock gate of its Haldia Dock System, leading the draught level to go up to …
  • South-West monsoon may enter Maldives-Comorin on Thursday May 26, 2021 2:04 pm A very severe cyclone barreled down over the North Odisha coast on Wednesday, bringing the pre-monsoon cyclone season to an end. This has prompted weather watchers to focus on the South-West coast (Kerala) and the nearby seas, where a friendly buzz from an …
  • Cyclone Yaas weakens after pounding Odisha-Bengal coasts, rainfall to continue till Thursday May 26, 2021 11:59 am By PTI BALASORE/DIGHA/RANCHI: Yaas weakened into a severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday afternoon after pounding the beach towns in north Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal with a wind speed of 130-145 kmph, inundating the low-lying areas amid a …
  • Odisha: Thirty-three die of Covid in single-day high as cases surge in coastal areas May 26, 2021 7:28 am After oppposing swab tests for Covid-19, the Dongria Kondh tribe agreed to be vaccinated against the deadly disease. The special vaccination drive started for them in Rayagda district from Monday. By Tuesday, 50 community members had been …
  • Odisha records 33 Covid fatalities May 26, 2021 6:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours, Odisha’s daily fatalities due to Covid-19 touched a new peak even as there was a marginal drop in single-day spike during the period. Health officials said seven persons from …
  • Cyclone Yaas makes landfall; heavy rain alert in Odisha, West Bengal May 26, 2021 6:26 am Very Severe Cyclone Yaas made landfall close to north of Dhamra port and south of Balasore district in Odisha at 9 am, officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. As the storm is relatively a large-sized system, the landfall can take …
  • Cyclone Yaas Batters Eastern India, Leaves Many Homeless May 26, 2021 6:02 am The ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ Yaas, has made landfall close to the north of Dhamra port and south of Balasore district in Odisha at around 9 am on May 26. This has left a trail of massive destruction in various parts of West Bengal- gradually making its …
  • Cyclone Yaas: Power-packed landfall expected in Odisha's Bhadrak district May 26, 2021 3:38 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In the large band between Paradip and Sagar Islands, weather agencies finally have some agreement that Cyclone Yaas would make landfall - most probably - near Dhamra in Bhadrak district on Wednesday morning. India …
  • Nine Odisha districts on cyclone Yaas alert fall in Covid red zone, over 5 lakh evacuated May 25, 2021 11:58 pm Odisha has placed nine districts on high alert with the meteorological department warning that Cyclone Yaas will make landfall near the Dhamra coast in Bhadrak Wednesday morning — all of these districts are in the Covid red zone with more than 1,000 active …
  • Yaas intensifies into very severe cyclonic storm: IMD May 25, 2021 11:22 pm Cyclone Yaas intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday evening, India Meteorological Department Director General M Mohapatra said, even as the states of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand aggressively evacuated over 12 lakh people to storm …
  • Cyclone Yaas | Over 13 lakh evacuated as storm races towards Odisha coast May 25, 2021 6:03 pm Several thousand people in coastal districts of Odisha are bracing for the impact of the very severe cyclonic storm, Yaas, which is set to hit the coast with wind speeds of 155-165 kmph early on Wednesday morning. The State government has moved over two …
  • After path of Cyclone Yaas becomes clearer, Odisha expedites evacuation May 25, 2021 9:54 am The present focus is on Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Jajpur districts. With very severe cyclonic storm Yaas predicted to cross the Odisha coast between Bhadrak and Balasore districts, the State government on …
  • Cyclone Yaas eyes Balasore for landfall, Odisha gears up for zero-casualty rescue operation May 25, 2021 6:17 am NDRF teams from Guwahati reach Bhubaneswar airport on MondayBHUBANESWAR: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested people to cooperate with the administration and move to safer locations from vulnerable areas, which may come under the influence of …
  • Severe Cyclone Yaas to bring heavy rain over coastal AP, Odisha and West Bengal today May 25, 2021 5:56 am Cyclone Yaas, formed over the east-central Bay of Bengal, has intensified into a ‘Severe Cyclone’ category (wind speed – 100 to 110 kms/ hr), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. Yaas intensified late on Monday night and is set to …
  • Covid testing and vaccination stopped in three Odisha districts ahead of Yaas landfall May 24, 2021 8:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has suspended the ongoing Covid-19 testing, vaccination and door-to-door health survey in three districts that are likely to be impacted by the tropical storm Yaas. The Health and Family Welfare …
  • Cyclone Yaas likely to make landfall near Balasore around Wednesday noon; Odisha rushes rescue teams May 24, 2021 2:42 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Cyclone Yaas over the Bay of Bengal is likely to make landfall near Balasore coast on Wednesday noon. India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the deep depression intensified into cyclonic storm Yaas on Monday morning …
  • Odisha sees highest single-day spike in Covid cases and death amid lockdown, active cases cross one lakh mark May 23, 2021 8:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown with morning hours relaxation seems not to be yielding the desired result in Odisha as the State reported the highest single-day spike in both new cases and death in the last 24 hours pushing the active cases …
  • Family denied ration as members test COVID positive in Odisha's Dhenkanal May 20, 2021 7:17 am By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Not just  Covid-19 infection but the stigma attached with the disease has also made lives miserable for affected families. In Dhenkanal district, a family was denied ration after three of its members were detected Covid …
  • Senior citizens, people with co-morbidities in Dhenkanal seek COVID-19 vaccine at home May 3, 2021 3:12 am By Express News Service DHENKANAL:  Senior citizens and people with co-morbidities have urged the district administration to provide them with vaccines at their homes to avoid inconvenience and life risk for critical patients.  People battling hypertension …
  • Malnourished, 7-year-old Dhenkanal boy unable to stand on feet November 22, 2020 3:05 am 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 …
  • Swachha Sathis paint Dhenkanal green November 8, 2020 8:27 am 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 …
  • Covid-19 takes sheen off Dhenkanal Laxmi Puja November 2, 2020 3:58 am 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.  …
  • Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force saves pregnant woman in flood-hit Dhenkanal August 29, 2020 8:32 pm 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 …
  • Two villages marooned in Dhenkanal August 29, 2020 2:51 am 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 August 25, 2020 9:36 am
  • Aircraft crash kills trainee pilot, trainer in Dhenkanal June 9, 2020 1:22 am 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 June 8, 2020 6:02 pm 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 June 8, 2020 10:53 am 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 June 8, 2020 5:48 am 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 June 2, 2020 5:22 am 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 May 29, 2020 11:11 pm 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 May 12, 2020 7:02 pm 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 April 9, 2020 4:17 am 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 January 30, 2020 7:44 am 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 January 14, 2020 7:53 am 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 November 30, 2019 6:13 am
  • India: Optimisation of Supply Chain of Targeted Public Distribution System in Dhenkanal, Odisha September 13, 2019 9:14 am 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 August 12, 2019 6:17 am 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 July 2, 2019 3:37 am 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 June 13, 2019 5:25 am 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 June 10, 2019 7:33 pm 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 May 31, 2019 6:56 am 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 March 5, 2019 10:23 am 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 December 9, 2018 2:32 am [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 December 5, 2018 6:21 am 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 December 3, 2018 8:41 am 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 December 3, 2018 8:41 am 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 December 2, 2018 12:32 pm 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 December 2, 2018 5:09 am 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 December 2, 2018 12:01 am “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 November 20, 2018 5:28 am 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 November 20, 2018 4:46 am 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 November 19, 2018 2:31 pm \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 November 3, 2018 8:45 pm 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 November 3, 2018 6:48 am 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 October 28, 2018 6:57 pm 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 October 28, 2018 4:23 pm 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 October 28, 2018 7:27 am 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 October 27, 2018 10:01 am 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 September 21, 2018 2:12 am 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 September 17, 2018 2:31 am 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 May 15, 2018 1:59 am 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 April 13, 2018 1:10 am 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 April 6, 2018 2:12 am 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 April 1, 2018 2:34 am 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 March 26, 2018 9:05 am 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 March 18, 2018 11:48 pm 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 March 4, 2018 7:23 pm 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 February 12, 2018 12:57 am 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 January 28, 2018 11:17 pm 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 January 25, 2018 8:00 pm 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 January 16, 2018 3:34 am 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 September 18, 2017 5:37 am 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 September 15, 2017 6:20 am 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 August 26, 2017 4:40 am 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 August 17, 2017 6:32 am 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 July 21, 2017 5:32 am 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 July 3, 2017 9:56 pm 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 April 30, 2017 3:24 pm 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 February 6, 2017 10:16 am 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 January 9, 2017 3:36 pm
    • Central Water Commission predicts flooding in parts of Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu May 27, 2021 8:20 am New Delhi: The Central Water Commission (CWC) on Wednesday issued an 'orange bulletin' for Kerala, Odisha and Tamil Nadu, predicting a flood situation in parts of the three states. "Orange Bulletin issued by #CWC #NewDelhi for floods above …
    • ICRISAT to help Odisha tribals manage natural resources March 4, 2021 7:09 am The Odisha Government has roped in the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to help tribals manage natural resources well. The State Government has signed an agreement with the Hyderabad-based ICRISAT to take up …
    • For Operation Green to deliver, experience of raising milk production in Operation Flood can prove beneficial March 1, 2021 3:56 pm While presenting the Union budget for the FY 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Operation Green (OG) will be expanded beyond tomatoes, onions, and potatoes (TOP) to 22 perishable commodities. Although we don’t know yet which other …
    • Truck Driving Through Flooded Road Plunges Into Swollen River in Rain-Ravaged Indian State - Video August 27, 2020 11:08 am 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 August 26, 2020 3:39 pm 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 July 18, 2020 5:28 am 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 May 7, 2020 8:52 pm 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 May 1, 2020 8:11 am 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  December 31, 2019 6:23 pm 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 October 17, 2019 8:16 pm 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 September 25, 2019 2:59 am 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 September 22, 2019 7:07 am 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 June 4, 2019 3:28 am [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 June 4, 2019 1:58 am [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 June 3, 2019 4:02 pm [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 May 2, 2019 6:34 pm 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 May 2, 2019 6:06 pm 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 May 2, 2019 1:01 pm 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 May 2, 2019 12:15 pm 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 May 2, 2019 10:32 am 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 May 2, 2019 10:28 am 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 May 2, 2019 10:28 am 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 May 2, 2019 9:13 am 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 May 2, 2019 7:20 am 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 May 2, 2019 7:19 am 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 May 2, 2019 6:44 am 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 April 8, 2019 3:36 am 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 March 29, 2019 11:22 am 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 March 25, 2019 12:00 pm 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 March 24, 2019 12:05 pm 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 June 6, 2018 5:25 am 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 June 5, 2018 12:31 am 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 May 10, 2018 3:14 am 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 December 31, 2017 7:27 pm 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 December 20, 2017 10:07 am 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 November 5, 2017 10:49 pm 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 October 28, 2017 5:01 am 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 March 3, 2017 12:02 pm 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 February 28, 2017 9:51 pm 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 …
    • Veteran actor Atal Bihari Panda passes away at 92 June 6, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/SAMBALPUR:  Minent actor Atal Bihari Panda breathed his last on Saturday while undergoing treatment at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla. He was 92.  Atal Bihari Panda The …
    • Take strong action against overcharging by private hospitals: CM to officials May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to keep a close watch on private hospitals treating Covid patients and ensure that they charge according to the rate fixed by the government. Strong action …
    • Covid-19 pandemic: Odisha seeks GST exemption on purchase of vaccines May 6, 2021 4:35 pm Seeking the Centres active cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, Odisha Thursday demanded exemption of GST on purchase of vaccines and financial assistance to states from the cess and surcharge collected by the Union government from various …
    • BJP questions Odisha government's preparedness to tackle COVID April 28, 2021 5:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AS the second wave of the Covid-19 continues to be in the upward swing raising concerns over the inadequate health infrastructure, the BJP on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the State government to handle a …
    • Odisha: Subarnapur's Tarava tehsil under scanner over sand quarry bidding March 24, 2021 5:27 am
    • Odisha's Tarava tehsil under scanner over sand quarry bidding March 24, 2021 5:27 am Last month, members cutting across party lines in the assembly had expressed serious concern over irregularities in the selection of bidders and sand smuggling in the state.BHUBANESWAR: The role of Tarava tehsil staff in Subarnapur district has come under …
    • Odisha: Subarnapur's Tarava tehsil under scanner March 23, 2021 11:32 pm
    • Nayagarh makes a dent in child marriage, 41 villages dump practice December 11, 2020 5:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Nayagarh, once infamous for child marriages, has managed to end the scourge in 41 of its villages, thanks to sustained surveillance and awareness drives. It may have been in the limelight for the wrong reasons now but the …
    • After CAG rap, government frames new guidelines for Western Odisha Development Council projects November 19, 2020 6:40 am 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 October 29, 2020 5:12 am 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 October 20, 2020 7:01 am 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 September 18, 2020 1:02 am 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 August 30, 2020 6:34 pm !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 August 28, 2020 5:04 am 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 August 17, 2020 1:21 pm 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 August 16, 2020 7:18 am 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 August 13, 2020 5:39 am 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 August 3, 2020 3:34 am 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 June 19, 2020 3:36 am 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 April 30, 2020 4:23 am 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 April 15, 2020 5:00 pm 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 March 29, 2020 12:27 am
    • Principal at fake college in Odisha, serving lecturer in another March 7, 2020 7:51 am 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 February 22, 2020 5:34 pm 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 February 22, 2020 3:43 am 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  November 30, 2019 8:17 am 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 November 26, 2019 5:58 am 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 November 23, 2019 1:13 am 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 November 18, 2019 8:28 pm 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 November 13, 2019 3:18 am 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 October 1, 2019 6:51 am 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 September 25, 2019 2:59 am 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 August 26, 2019 6:07 am 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 August 24, 2019 5:11 am 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 August 18, 2019 5:18 am 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 August 17, 2019 8:45 pm 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 August 16, 2019 6:57 am 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 August 14, 2019 7:47 pm 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 August 14, 2019 3:22 pm 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 August 14, 2019 12:26 pm 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 August 14, 2019 2:42 am 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 August 7, 2019 2:36 am 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 July 1, 2019 9:43 am 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... March 30, 2019 11:51 am  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 March 30, 2019 8:25 am 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 March 28, 2019 10:39 am 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 March 10, 2019 5:01 am 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 February 26, 2019 8:17 am 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 December 8, 2018 12:09 am 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 November 19, 2018 4:32 am 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 November 13, 2018 9:37 am 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 September 6, 2018 3:13 pm 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 August 29, 2018 5:13 pm 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 August 12, 2018 2:17 am 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 August 1, 2018 10:14 am 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 July 23, 2018 11:06 pm 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 July 1, 2018 1:42 pm 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 June 1, 2018 11:28 pm 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 May 26, 2018 12:06 am 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 May 25, 2018 6:27 am 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 May 14, 2018 3:39 pm 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 May 14, 2018 1:49 am 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 December 23, 2017 2:02 pm 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 December 18, 2017 3:26 am 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 November 4, 2017 11:53 pm 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 May 11, 2017 9:19 pm 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 May 11, 2017 3:22 pm 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 March 23, 2017 1:32 am 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 February 21, 2017 9:58 pm 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 February 21, 2017 4:56 pm 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 February 19, 2017 9:55 pm 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 February 19, 2017 3:25 pm 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 January 26, 2017 5:31 am 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 …
    • HC sets July 14 deadline for NH project June 15, 2021 2:55 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court has set July 14 deadline for the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to come up with a fresh timeline for completion of the process of acquiring land to construct a 3-km road as part of NH-23 in …
    • District administration takes charge of COVID-19 orphans in Odisha's Sundargarh June 14, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service ROURKELA:  As part of the heightened efforts to rehabilitate children orphaned during the pandemic, the Sundargarh district administration has taken charge of 22  kids including four who lost their parents to COVID-19. Sundargarh …
    • SAIL to 'dissolve' RMD headquarters in Kolkata, job losses feared June 12, 2021 6:48 pm is set to "dissolve" its raw material division headquarters in Kolkata, sources said on Saturday, a decision that would deal a blow to contractual employees associated with the unit. An official announcement to this effect, however, is yet to be …
    • Centre asks Odisha to take corrective steps after irregularities in PMAY-G scheme June 12, 2021 11:06 am : After coming across large-scale irregularities in the implementation of Prime Minister Awas Yojna – Grameen in Odisha, the Centre has asked State government to take corrective measures. A Central team led by Gaya Prasad, Deputy Director General of …
    • Decision on lockdown relaxation post Raja festival June 12, 2021 6:01 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The test positivity rate (TPR) may have come down below five per cent (pc) in half of Odisha, but the State government on Friday made it clear that the decision on phase-wise unlock process will be taken next week …
    • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
    • SAIL ‘dissolves’ RMD HQ at Kolkata, to shift to Rourkela and Bokaro June 12, 2021 3:20 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: In a major development, the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has decided to dissolve the Raw Materials Division (RMD) and shift its headquarter from Kolkata to Rourkela and Bokaro with distribution of captive mines. …
    • A year lost, Industrial Training Institute students want a path to pass June 12, 2021 3:19 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: After losing a year to the pandemic, more than 4,000 final-year students of private Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) from across Sundargarh district have joined the chorus along with 50,000 students from all over the …
    • Need to work hard and prove my worth for Tokyo selection: women’s hockey player Lilima Minz June 10, 2021 9:38 am Experienced India women’s hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz on Thursday said there is healthy competition in the side due to the emergence of many young talents and she will have to be at her best to guarantee a second Olympic appearance. Lilima, a key …
    • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
    • Timing for shops selling farm inputs relaxed in Odisha June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State government has relaxed the timing for opening of shops selling agricultural inputs like seed, fertiliser, insecticides and farm implements during lockdown and weekly shutdown. The office of the Special Relief …
    • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
    • India: PM Modi to address nation today as Covid... June 7, 2021 9:24 am Parts of the country are emerging from strict lockdowns as daily viral infection rates wane after a peak in April-May during the second wave. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the nation at 3:30pm UAE time on Monday, June 7. The …
    • Low pressure to end heat chain in Odisha by June 10 June 7, 2021 4:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Relief from Covid transmission may take some time in Odisha but with the low pressure forming over north Bay of Bengal, it could break the heat and humidity chain in the State, finally. The system is expected to pull …
    • IMD predicts low pressure over bay, monsoon advancement towards Odisha June 3, 2021 7:01 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal around June 10 and it will help in the advancement of south-west monsoon towards Odisha. The south-west monsoon usually reaches Odisha 10 to 12 days …
    • Ration, wage aid for Covid infected Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in 14 Odisha districts June 3, 2021 5:25 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Covid-19 cases among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) continue to rise, the ST & SC Development Department on Wednesday released a special package for 13 such communities residing in 14 districts …
    • Odisha vigilance seizes Rs 18.80 lakh cash from 'corrupt' govt officer June 2, 2021 7:09 pm Our officers of Rourkela division intercepted his office vehicle near Masunikani toll gate while he was proceeding to Jharsuguda from Sundargarh. During the search, we recovered Rs 18,80,500,” a vigilance officer said. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: …
    • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
    • Easing restrictions for Sundargarh with high active caseload raises eyebrows June 1, 2021 7:00 am
    • Test positivity rate declines but high share of RATs big concern in Odisha June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded 8,313 cases on Monday marking a drop from  9,541 the previous day. The test positivity rate (TPR) also dropped to 13.5 per cent from 14.5 per cent a day before. However, even as the State government …
    • Nuapada: Covid count falls to significant low May 31, 2021 4:14 pm Not long ago on May 17, its active cases were more than 2, 000 and it had been reporting more than hundred cases daily till May 22. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Nuapada district, which until two weeks ago was as big a concern as Khurda and Sundargarh …
    • Congress MLAs seek vaccination of 18-44 age group in West Odisha May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the number of deaths due to Covid-19 has not gone down significantly in some western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA from Khariar Adhiraj Panigrahy on Saturday urged Chief Minister Naveen …
    • COVID: Doctor shortage haunts Sundargarh’s once-overwhelmed hospitals even as cases dip May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: The recent drop in infection rate has come as a relief for Sundargarh’s once-overwhelmed Covid hospitals which are facing an acute shortage of doctors. But the worry of the administration is far from over as the decline in …
    • New COVID-19 cases from cyclone-hit districts add to Odisha's state tally May 29, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The tall claims of the State government on improved care in Covid hospitals notwithstanding, the fatality rate continued to rise in Odisha with 33 more succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the …
    • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
    • Shortage, change in schedule hit jab drive in Sundargarh district of Odisha May 19, 2021 6:06 am By Express News Service ROURKELA:  Amid inadequate stock of Covid-19 vaccines, inoculation of people over 45 years of age has been hit and vaccination for 18+ age group in three urban pockets of Sundargarh district is yet to start.  Making things worse for …
    • Odisha: Lack of Covid care facilities, stigma aid infection spread in rural Sundargarh May 17, 2021 4:39 am By Express News Service ROURKELA:  Even as the rural pockets of the tribal-dominated Sundargarh district are not spared by the virulent Covid-19 second wave, the administration’s faulty home isolation strategy and stigma attached with the disease has only …
    • Odisha: Sundargarh, Angul districts to get Kendriya Vidyalayas May 10, 2021 9:27 am A file photo of Covid protocols being followed at a KV in BhubaneswarBHUBANESWAR: TheBoard of the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a public sector undertaking, has approved the setting up of a Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) each at Basundhara in Sundargarh …
    • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited to set up Kendriya Vidyalayas in Sundargarh, Angul districts May 10, 2021 4:19 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has approved setting up of two Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the mineral rich Sundargarh and Angul districts. Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi informed the decision to his Cabinet …
    • Odisha: Sundargarh, Angul dists to get Kendriya Vidyalayas May 10, 2021 3:35 am
    • Not enough doctors for coronavirus treatment in Odisha's Sundargarh May 8, 2021 6:40 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: At a time when cases in Sundargarh district are rising at an exponential rate, hospitals here are struggling to provide quality Covid healthcare due to an acute shortage of doctors.  While the 13 post-graduate (PG) doctors …
    • Sundargarh records one-day high of 2,073 fresh infections May 8, 2021 5:45 am
    • Odisha's Sundargarh shoots to top with 2,000 COVID cases, TPR May 8, 2021 4:20 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: Sundargarh which reported 2,073 cases - highest in the State - registered a staggering 52.44 per cent (pc) Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the last 24 hours. For a perspective, Goa’s TPR, said to be highest in the country, …
    • Home isolation strategy needs a rethink in Sundargarh, say experts as cases spike May 6, 2021 5:53 am By Express News Service ROURKELA:  As Sundargarh witnessed yet another record spike of 1,137 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, health experts suggested that the State government should re-strategise its Covid treatment protocols to arrest spread of …
    • Fresh cases breach 2,000-mark, Sundargarh remains worst-hit April 15, 2021 9:45 am
    • Hospital bed crisis in Sundargarh as coronavirus cases soar April 10, 2021 8:50 am By Express News Service ROURKELA:  Acute shortage of hospital beds has worsened the Covid-19 crisis in Sundargarh district which is witnessing a steep surge in new infections in last few of days. On Friday, 224 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in …
    • Jeweller shot dead in Odisha's Sundargarh district  March 2, 2021 2:31 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: Unidentified miscreants allegedly shot a young jeweler dead and critically injured another person in Bagaron block of Sundargarh district on Monday morning. Police sources said three bike-borne miscreants opened fire at …
    • Sundargarh makes a beginning in child-friendly police February 7, 2021 6:46 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At a time when concerns are being raised over safety and security of children in the State, the Sundargarh Police has begun an initiative - Ama Khusi Ama Suraksha - to develop child-friendly police stations in the …
    • Naveen Patnaik likely to visit Sundargarh on February 16 February 6, 2021 1:00 pm
    • Facing local heat, Sundargarh admin takes steps to strengthen inter-State road January 16, 2021 6:59 pm By Express News Service ROURKELA:  Under mounting pressure from locals, Sundargarh district administration has finally initiated the process for strengthening the Rourkela-Jareikela road of the Public Works Department (PWD).To pave way for construction, …
    • Sundargarh DMF fund finds way to non-priority sectors January 16, 2021 6:59 pm Express News Service ROURKELA:  When it comes to using the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund, Sundargarh district appears to have a soft corner for Rourkela. The DMF guidelines are clear about priority and non-priority areas but DMF funds find their …
    • Cold wave alert in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda January 15, 2021 11:33 am
    • Odisha: Missing Sundargarh man traced to Talcher January 6, 2021 8:57 am
    • Sundargarh euphoric over CM’s plan for Rourkela hockey stadium December 26, 2020 8:14 am
    • Covid count still on rise in Sundargarh December 23, 2020 3:11 am By Express News Service ROURKELA: Even as the State reports a declining trend of new covid-19 cases, Sundargarh continues to witness a steady rise in fresh infections and fatalities. On Tuesday, the district reported 72 new covid cases, the highest in the …
    • Sundargarh hamlets forced to live without power for a year September 25, 2020 7:54 am
    • Man, sister-in-law assaulted in Odisha's Sundargarh district over alleged illicit relationship September 21, 2020 4:16 am 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 September 13, 2020 6:52 am 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 August 26, 2020 6:18 am
    • Millets to meet nutritional needs of kids in Sundargarh August 17, 2020 3:38 am 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 August 13, 2020 3:34 am 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 August 4, 2020 3:03 am 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 July 20, 2020 3:01 am 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 July 6, 2020 4:48 am 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 July 1, 2020 2:21 am 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 May 30, 2020 2:28 am 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 May 19, 2020 4:49 am 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 April 26, 2020 7:03 pm
    • Odisha Red Zones: Several areas in Sundargarh, Jajpur declared containment zones April 26, 2020 5:39 pm 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 April 25, 2020 3:09 am 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 January 25, 2020 5:20 am 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 January 2, 2020 2:33 am 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 December 24, 2019 4:56 am 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 July 16, 2019 8:28 pm 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 May 31, 2019 6:57 am 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 May 30, 2019 9:23 am 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 May 27, 2019 5:07 am 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 April 18, 2019 4:41 am 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 April 17, 2019 5:12 pm 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 March 27, 2019 5:55 am 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 January 18, 2019 2:49 am 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 December 31, 2018 4:55 am 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 December 15, 2018 7:37 pm 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 August 23, 2018 1:48 am 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 April 23, 2018 1:08 am 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 March 25, 2018 1:45 am 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  March 18, 2018 12:50 am 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 March 17, 2018 1:46 am 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 March 16, 2018 1:09 am 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 February 13, 2018 9:49 pm 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 January 30, 2018 12:50 pm 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 January 30, 2018 11:05 am 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 December 29, 2017 7:36 am 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 December 26, 2017 6:29 am 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 December 14, 2017 7:28 pm 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 December 13, 2017 2:53 am 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 October 22, 2017 4:54 pm 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 October 12, 2017 3:39 am 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 August 8, 2017 6:33 am 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 July 19, 2017 5:28 am 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 July 13, 2017 1:14 pm 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 July 10, 2017 5:07 am 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 June 17, 2017 2:47 am 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 May 1, 2017 2:11 am 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 April 29, 2017 2:37 am 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 April 20, 2017 4:46 pm 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 April 7, 2017 2:45 am 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 March 16, 2017 1:22 am 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 March 2, 2017 2:10 am 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 February 28, 2017 2:11 am 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 …