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  • JSPL to start mining at Kasia mine within a month: Managing director V R Sharma September 27, 2021 5:52 am New Delhi, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) aims to start mining at Kasia iron ore block within a month, its Managing Director V R Sharma said. The integrated steelmaker on Thursday announced bagging of the block, which has total reserves of 278 …
  • JSPL to start mining at Kasia mine within a month: MD V R Sharma September 26, 2021 11:37 pm Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) aims to start mining at Kasia iron ore block within a month, its Managing Director V R Sharma said. The integrated steelmaker on Thursday announced bagging of the block, which has total reserves of 278 million tonnes ( …
  • SCR cancels 12 trains in view of cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ September 26, 2021 10:18 am The South Central Railway (SCR) has cancelled 12 trains and short terminated, diverted or rescheduled few other trains in view of cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ which is set to cross Andhra-Odisha coast on Sunday. Bhubaneswar – Secunderabad, Bhubaneswar – Tirupati …
  • JSPL bags 278 MT Kasia iron ore mine in Odisha for captive use September 23, 2021 9:19 am Integrated steel player Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) on Thursday said it has bagged Kasia iron ore block in Odisha. The mine with 278 million tonne (MT) reserves is strategically located about 17 kilometers from company's pellet plant in …
  • JSPL bags lease for Kasia iron ore mine in Odisha September 23, 2021 7:02 am The Odisha Government has granted the mining lease for the Kasia iron and dolomite mine to Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), the company said Thursday. The e-auction for the mineral block was held on September 18. JSPL has been declared the …
  • 'Jari Medha' artisans of Cuttack stare at worst-ever crisis amid COVID-19 September 23, 2021 6:52 am Express News Service CUTTACK: Over 300 artisans of Millennium City, who eke out a living by designing 'Jari Medha' during the festive season are in the midst of the worst crisis of their lives as they are devoid of work due to the pandemic for the …
  • JSPL declared as preferred bidder for Kasia iron ore mine by Odisha govt September 23, 2021 6:46 am Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) said on Thursday it has received official communication from the Odisha state government for grant of mining lease of the Kasia iron and dolomite mine. The company has been declared as the preferred bidder for the mine at …
  • Developmental projects worth over ₹600cr approved for mineral-bearing Odisha districts September 22, 2021 2:58 am The Odisha government on Tuesday approved projects worth over ₹600 crore for developmental work in various sectors in mineral-bearing districts of the State. Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra gave the nod to the projects in a board of directors’ …
  • Odisha govt approves projects worth Rs 640.55 crore under OMBADC September 21, 2021 11:32 am The projects worth Rs 640.55 cr were approved under Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) in the sectors of the development of secondary schools, environmental monitoring and sports development in urban local bodies (ULBs) of the …
  • Odisha ropes in Unicef, CPR for sanitation facilities in villages around urban areas September 21, 2021 10:41 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Tuesday roped in Unicef and Centre for Policy Research (CPR) for urban-rural convergence on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) and Plastic Waste Management (PWM). A Letter of …
  • Odisha approves projects worth Rs 640 cr under OMBADC September 21, 2021 10:35 am (MENAFN- IANS) Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved development projects worth Rs 640 crore for mining affected districts under Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) fund. The board of directors of …
  • Odisha government approves projects worth Rs Rs.640.55 cror September 21, 2021 9:49 am Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], September 21 (ANI): The projects worth Rs 640.55 cr were approved under Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) in the sectors of the development of secondary schools, environmental monitoring and sports …
  • Bhubaneswar: Railway track affected by derailment between Angul and Talcher road stations restored September 16, 2021 6:29 pm
  • Goods train derails near Odisha's Angul as ‘flash flood’ erodes track soil September 15, 2021 8:37 am
  • Goods train derails on Angul-Talcher road, rail services affected in Odisha September 14, 2021 8:35 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A goods train derailed on a single line between Angul and Talcher Road under Dhenkanal-Sambalpur rail section in East Coast Railway (ECoR) early on Tuesday morning as heavy rains washed out a portion of the railway …
  • Odisha: Goods train derails near Angul, routes of 8 trains diverted September 14, 2021 5:40 am
  • Jindal asserts commitment to Angul steel plant expansion August 23, 2021 5:03 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Naveen Jindal on Sunday reiterated his commitment for expansion of the 6 MTPA Angul steel plant four fold to 25.2 MTPA by 2030 with an additional investment of over Rs 1 …
  • Three murdered in Angul for not throwing a feast August 2, 2021 4:45 am
  • Odisha approves ₹24,652 crore expansion of JSPL Angul plant July 7, 2021 9:03 am New Delhi, July 7 Headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Odisha’s State High Level Clearance Authority approved the expansion of Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) Angul plant to produce 25.2 million tonnes per annum against an investment of ₹24,652 crore. …
  • 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 …
  • Teacher's throat slit by husband inside school in Odisha's Titlagarh September 23, 2021 6:52 am By Express News Service BALANGIR: A lady teacher had a narrow escape after her husband slit her throat on the premises of Durgapali High School in Puintala block on Wednesday.The victim was identified Sanjurani Debata, Sanskrit teacher of the school. Her …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik to unveil projects in Balangir today September 22, 2021 10:08 am
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches distribution of smart health cards in Balangir district September 22, 2021 9:26 am By Express News Service BALANGIR/BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that about 3.5 crore people from 96 lakh families in Odisha will benefit from the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart health cards. The Chief Minister …
  • Odisha braces for multiple cyclonic circulations and more rain in next 10 days September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing a flood-like situation in its coastal region due to incessant rain in the last week, Odisha is bracing for a series of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal that may trigger heavy rains across …
  • 3 more die in heavy rain, Odisha faces flood threat September 16, 2021 6:29 am The government has deployed two NDRF teams in worst-affected districts of Balasore and BhadrakBHUBANESWAR: The state government on Wednesday sounded the alert on a low-to-medium flood in the lower embankment areas of the Mahanadi river even as the death …
  • Death toll due to heavy rains in Odisha rises to 6 September 15, 2021 7:02 pm With two more deaths reported, the toll due to heavy rain in Odisha rose to six, officials said on Wednesday. According to a report of the office of Special Relief Commissioner P.K. Jena, three people in Kendrapara district and one each in Subarnapur and …
  • Odisha: Train movement along derailment route yet to be restored September 15, 2021 6:43 pm The train was derailed near Angul around 2.35 am on Tuesday as flash floods, triggered by torrential rain, weakened the base of the railway tracks near a bridge over a rivulet.BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has intensified track restoration …
  • Goods train derails on Angul-Talcher road, rail services affected in Odisha September 14, 2021 8:35 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A goods train derailed on a single line between Angul and Talcher Road under Dhenkanal-Sambalpur rail section in East Coast Railway (ECoR) early on Tuesday morning as heavy rains washed out a portion of the railway …
  • Odisha to inoculate 4 lakh Covid vaccine doses, city target drops to 7000 September 13, 2021 2:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has decided to ramp up vaccination in seven districts in view of rising Covid infection. While the daily target for Bhubaneswar has been brought down to 7,000 a day from 30,000, it has been …
  • Well marked low pressure triggers heavy showers in Odisha  September 12, 2021 11:04 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The low-pressure area on Sunday concentrated into a well-marked low pressure over northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal. The well-marked low pressure is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate …
  • Pandemic shadow on Odisha's Nuakhai harvest festival September 11, 2021 5:42 am By Express News Service BALANGIR:  With the fear of Covid-19 virus still lurking, Nuakhai has turned into a sombre affair for the second successive year. Balangir district administration has also issued guidelines that restrict public celebration of the …
  • Khurda Road-Balangir railway line project fast-tracked, to be completed soon: Vaishnaw September 10, 2021 4:57 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said the Khurda Road-Balangir railway line project has been fast-tracked after the Odisha government recently acquired 97 acres of land. While two km of the new line has …
  • Farmer’s suicide: Privilege notice against Revenue Minister September 8, 2021 8:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Leader of the Congress Legislature Party Narasingh Mishra on Tuesday served a privilege notice against Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management Sudam Marndi over his statement on the alleged suicide by a farmer in …
  • Odisha reports 805 fresh Covid cases September 6, 2021 9:05 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Five districts — Balangir, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nuapada and Kandhamal — reported zero Covid infection on Sunday even as the state added 805 fresh cases from among the 72,412 samples tested. The …
  • Rain respite likely for Odisha over next three days, says IMD forecast September 5, 2021 4:35 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Struggling with a serious drought-like situation across major parts of the State, Odisha is likely to get a much-needed relief with increased rainfall activity predicted for the next three days.  The IMD on Saturday …
  • Odisha: Second dose vaccine coverage low in 18 districts September 4, 2021 3:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha may be among the states having administered single dose Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent (pc) of targeted population but the second dose coverage has been abysmally low in 18 districts. As per the vaccination …
  • Harishankar, Nrusinghnath shrines to get a facelift September 2, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday reviewed the progress of integrated development plan for sustainable tourism at Harishankar and Nrusinghanath temples in the Gandhamardan region.   The project aims at …
  • Orissa High Court acquits man convicted for murder September 2, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday acquitted a man, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Additional Sessions Judge of Patnagarh for killing an 18-year-old girl. Both the accused, Bhikari Behera and the girl …
  • 12.95 lakh people missed their second COVID vaccine shot in Odisha August 27, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 12.95 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose despite completing the maximum 112 days gap for Covishield and 42 days for Covaxin. Overall, around 15.88 lakh people are due for their second Covid jab by …
  • Odisha BJP MLA Mukesh Mahaling seeks government help for rescued labourers August 26, 2021 4:31 am By Express News Service BALANGIR: To alleviate the condition of rescued labourers of the district and prevent them from further bondage, Loisingha MLA Mukesh Mahaling drew the attention of the State government on Wednesday. In a letter to the Chief …
  • Odisha: Resuming service of Balangir Intercity train demanded August 24, 2021 7:26 pm
  • OUAT sets up innovation council to facilitate R&D in agriculture sector August 24, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has set up an innovation council to facilitate research and development (R&D) in agriculture sector.  The Krishi Kalinga Innovation Council will render four …
  • BJD takes on Centre over unsettled PMFBY claims August 24, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The BJD on Monday targeted the Centre over non-settlement of farmers’ claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and demanded that only government insurance companies should be allowed to protect the interest …
  • Drought: BJP asks Odisha govt to form task force August 24, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The BJP on Monday lashed out at the State government for its failure to keep the promise to create irrigation potential for at least 35 per cent of cultivable land in each block. Coming down heavily on the ruling BJD …
  • Naveen Patnaik's counter BJP mode set to be switched on by western Odisha tour August 23, 2021 5:03 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR : With political activities gaining momentum and BJP launching an aggressive campaign at the grassroots level in view of the panchayat elections scheduled early next year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to visit …
  • Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw links railway to development of Odisha's tribal districts August 21, 2021 6:20 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday, August 20, 2021, said his Ministry will prepare a holistic programme for development of Odisha in which tribal-dominated districts like Koraput, …
  • Vaishnaw embarks on journey to fulfil PM’s Purvodaya vision August 20, 2021 8:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday called for collective efforts to complete the unfulfilled tasks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the rapid progress of the State under Mission Purvodaya. …
  • Watch: Man balances field hockey stick on one finger for 3 hours, 35 minutes August 13, 2021 9:30 pm Aug. 13 (UPI) — An Indian man unofficially broke a Guinness World Record when he balanced a field hockey stick on one finger for 3 hours, 35 minutes. Raj Gopal Bhoi of Jamutjhula village, in the Balangir district of Odisha, balanced the field hockey stick …
  • Orissa HC irked over delay in trial of Balangir SC atrocity case August 6, 2021 2:58 am By Express News Service CUTTACK:  The Orissa High Court has expressed dismay over the inordinate delay in trial of scheduled caste atrocity case reported from a village in Balangir district nine years back. The two-judge bench of Chief Justice S Muralidhar …
  • Top Maoist leader surrenders in Odisha’s Balangir district August 1, 2021 12:26 pm
  • Lower Suktel project in Balangir likely to be completed by 2023-24 July 10, 2021 8:32 am
  • Odisha: Gun-toting Balangir youth keen to see lover takes 3 of family hostage June 16, 2021 6:41 am
  • Armed youth holds lover's family members hostage, nabbed after 6-hour operation in Odisha's Balangir district June 15, 2021 2:15 pm
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 'Balika Vadhu 2' team opens up about show, its concept August 4, 2021 5:40 pm 'Balika Vadhu', that addressed the subject of child marriage and became one of the most popular serials, is going to come up with its second season - 'Balika Vadhu 2'. It will capture the journey of new the 'Anandi' played by Shreya …
  • Gujarat: Man, minor girl ‘who eloped die by suicide’ July 25, 2021 7:18 pm A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl allegedly died by suicide in Ambakhunt village of Ghoghamba taluka in Panchmahals district on Sunday, police said. Police said that the two allegedly eloped from their homes a month ago and were found hanging from a …
  • Odisha logs 1,264 Covid deaths in June July 1, 2021 9:53 am With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in the northern and coastal districts of Odisha, the Patnaik government on Thursday decided to continue with limited lockdowns in 10 districts, even as an audit showed that as many as 1,264 people died in the …
  • 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 …
  • 'Jari Medha' artisans of Cuttack stare at worst-ever crisis amid COVID-19 September 23, 2021 6:52 am Express News Service CUTTACK: Over 300 artisans of Millennium City, who eke out a living by designing 'Jari Medha' during the festive season are in the midst of the worst crisis of their lives as they are devoid of work due to the pandemic for the …
  • Developmental projects worth over ₹600cr approved for mineral-bearing Odisha districts September 22, 2021 2:58 am The Odisha government on Tuesday approved projects worth over ₹600 crore for developmental work in various sectors in mineral-bearing districts of the State. Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra gave the nod to the projects in a board of directors’ …
  • Odisha govt approves projects worth Rs 640.55 crore under OMBADC September 21, 2021 11:32 am The projects worth Rs 640.55 cr were approved under Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) in the sectors of the development of secondary schools, environmental monitoring and sports development in urban local bodies (ULBs) of the …
  • Odisha ropes in Unicef, CPR for sanitation facilities in villages around urban areas September 21, 2021 10:41 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Tuesday roped in Unicef and Centre for Policy Research (CPR) for urban-rural convergence on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) and Plastic Waste Management (PWM). A Letter of …
  • Odisha approves projects worth Rs 640 cr under OMBADC September 21, 2021 10:35 am (MENAFN- IANS) Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved development projects worth Rs 640 crore for mining affected districts under Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) fund. The board of directors of …
  • Odisha government approves projects worth Rs Rs.640.55 cror September 21, 2021 9:49 am Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], September 21 (ANI): The projects worth Rs 640.55 cr were approved under Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) in the sectors of the development of secondary schools, environmental monitoring and sports …
  • Odisha: Treasure hunt at Puri's Jagannath Temple for 'hidden hoard' September 20, 2021 7:05 am By Express News Service Teams of archeologists, armed with metal detectors, are these days searching for a lost hoard at the Emar Mutt located in Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri. The treasure hunt started on Thursday in the belief that a stash is buried …
  • Odisha braces for multiple cyclonic circulations and more rain in next 10 days September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing a flood-like situation in its coastal region due to incessant rain in the last week, Odisha is bracing for a series of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal that may trigger heavy rains across …
  • Treasure hunt at Emar Mutt in Jagannath Temple for lost hoard September 19, 2021 12:46 pm A treasure hunt has started at the Emar Mutt (Monastry), located in the southeastern corner of the 12th Jagannath Mandir, with teams of archeologists armed with metal detectors searching for a lost hoard. The search started on Thursday is being carried out …
  • Dhenkanal girl country’s youngest to get ECMO therapy for post-Covid problems September 19, 2021 5:57 am
  • Odisha government sets irrigation target for 40,000 hectares by July 2024 September 19, 2021 3:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the construction of the left bank canal (LBC) of the Rengali multipurpose project across Brahmani river is progressing at a snail’s pace, the State government on Saturday set a new target for irrigating nearly 40,000 …
  • First ECMO treatment on 22-month-old girl at AIIMS Bhubaneswar successful September 18, 2021 4:26 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The first patient put on Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar has successfully recovered. The 22-month-old girl from Dhenkanal who was suffering from Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP), a …
  • Goods train derails on Angul-Talcher road, rail services affected in Odisha September 14, 2021 8:35 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A goods train derailed on a single line between Angul and Talcher Road under Dhenkanal-Sambalpur rail section in East Coast Railway (ECoR) early on Tuesday morning as heavy rains washed out a portion of the railway …
  • First selection list out, Ravenshaw Higher Secondary posts highest cut-off September 14, 2021 6:32 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The School and Mass Education department on Monday released the first selection list for admission to higher secondary schools of the State for the 2021-2022 academic session that begins in October. Ravenshaw Higher …
  • 3 dead, over 19 lakh affected by heavy rains in Odisha (Ld) September 13, 2021 6:29 pm Over 19.53 lakh people in 11 districts of Odisha have been affected by heavy rains in the state since Sunday morning, officials said on Monday. According to a report prepared by the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), over 19.53 lakh people in …
  • Heavy rains lash Odisha, flood alert issued: Weather office September 13, 2021 1:07 pm Heavy rains, triggered by a deep depression, lashed Odisha on Monday, prompting the authorities to issue a flood alert, officials said. Waterlogging was reported from several areas of Bhubaneswar as the state capital recorded 195 mm rainfall in the 24 …
  • Schools to remain closed for two days in 12 districts of rain-battered Odisha September 13, 2021 9:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the water level of major rivers started rising due to incessant rainfall in the state since Saturday night, the Odisha government on Monday announced the shutting of schools in 12 districts where a warning for heavy …
  • Heavy rainfall continues in Odisha; schools closed in 12 districts September 13, 2021 9:46 am Heavy rainfall continued in many parts of Odisha for the past 24 hours, breaking old records in capital city Bhubaneswar and pilgrim city Puri, the IMD said on Monday. The government closed schools in 12 districts for two days. The depression over …
  • Heavy rains lash coastal Odisha; Puri, Bhubaneswar break decades-old record September 13, 2021 5:08 am As heavy rains lashed coastal Odisha, capital Bhubaneswar and temple town Puri have recorded their wettest September day ever. A red alert was issued by the IMD for Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Khorda, Dhenkanal districts. Puri recorded 341 …
  • Heavy rain lashes several parts of Odisha September 12, 2021 2:42 pm Several parts of Odisha including capital city Bhubaneswar on Sunday experienced heavy downpour, under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, officials said. “The well-marked low pressure area lies over northwest and …
  • Well marked low pressure triggers heavy showers in Odisha  September 12, 2021 11:04 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The low-pressure area on Sunday concentrated into a well-marked low pressure over northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal. The well-marked low pressure is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate …
  • 5 students in Odisha's Dhenkanal district test Covid positive, school shut September 10, 2021 2:27 am By Express News Service DHENKANAL:  Five students of Rainarasinghpur High School in Kamakhyanagar sub-division of Dhenkanal have tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.  This came three days after the detection of 20 positive cases in Panchayati Raj High …
  • Schools with new Covid cases being shut: Odisha education minister September 8, 2021 5:36 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Schools, where cases of Covid-19 are being detected, are closed down immediately to break the chain of transmission, said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.  The Minister said two schools that …
  • Odisha: Heavy rain lashes 11 districts as IMD forecasts formation of fresh low-pressure area September 8, 2021 1:55 am Low pressure-induced heavy rainfall lashed 11 districts of Odisha as the MeT Department forecast the formation of a fresh depression over the Bay of Bengal around September 11. The weatherman issued a 'yellow' warning (be updated) for 14 districts …
  • Odisha: 33 students from 2 schools test positive for Covid, probe launched September 7, 2021 10:54 pm Odisha’s mass education department has initiated a probe after 33 students tested positive for Covid, in Bargarh and Dhenkanal, in the last two days. The chief district medical officers in both districts have initiated contact tracing of the students. …
  • Samal Barrage displaced await regular jobs September 4, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service ANGUL:  Its been over 40 years since the Samal Barrage on Brahmani river was constructed in Angul district but affected villagers are still awaiting regularisation of jobs as was assured during the compensation process.  Aimed at …
  • Odisha: Second dose vaccine coverage low in 18 districts September 4, 2021 3:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha may be among the states having administered single dose Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent (pc) of targeted population but the second dose coverage has been abysmally low in 18 districts. As per the vaccination …
  • Foundation stone laid for common user petroleum facility in Odisha August 28, 2021 4:19 pm Foundation stone for a common user petroleum facility, to be utilised by three State-run oil marketing companies, was laid at Sadashibpur in Dhenkanal district of Odisha on Saturday. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone in presence …
  • 105 children among 779 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, 68 more die August 28, 2021 12:39 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: At least 779 more people, including 105 children, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the tally in the state to 10,05,654, a health department official said on Saturday. Sixty-eight fresh fatalities raised the death toll to 7 …
  • 12.95 lakh people missed their second COVID vaccine shot in Odisha August 27, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 12.95 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose despite completing the maximum 112 days gap for Covishield and 42 days for Covaxin. Overall, around 15.88 lakh people are due for their second Covid jab by …
  • India records sharp single-day surge with 37,593 new Covid cases; Odisha, Kerala report jump in numbers August 26, 2021 12:28 am Extend WFH till Dec' 22; K'taka govt tells IT companies on B'luru ORR India on Wednesday witnessed a surge in new Covid cases from 25,467 cases reported as of Tuesday to 37,593 fresh infections on Wednesday, registering an equally dismal surge …
  • Odisha reports 69 Covid deaths, 887 cases in 24 hrs August 25, 2021 7:03 am Odisha on Wednesday reported death of another 69 persons due to Covid-19, taking the death toll in the state to 7,562. According to State Covid-19 dashboard, the death of 25 persons were confirmed in Cuttack district while 21 deaths were reported in …
  • OUAT sets up innovation council to facilitate R&D in agriculture sector August 24, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has set up an innovation council to facilitate research and development (R&D) in agriculture sector.  The Krishi Kalinga Innovation Council will render four …
  • COVID-19 tally breaches 10-lakh mark in Odisha August 22, 2021 10:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 911 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally breached the 10-lakh mark in the state on Saturday. Barring one-day, the infections have remained below 1000 throughout the week for the first …
  • Leprosy colony near Odisha's Dhenkanal awaits vax drive July 30, 2021 3:55 am By Express News Service DHENKANAL: Despite vaccination drives being conducted in full swing in different parts of the district, around 70 families of a cured leprosy colony (better known as Sanjay Colony) near Dhenkanal railway station are waiting for …
  • 14.2 kg pangolin scales seized from Odisha's Dhenkanal, two arrested July 25, 2021 1:20 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a major haul, a joint team of Dhenkanal Forest Division and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) Central Region seized 14.2 kg pangolin scales from Damodarnali area of Kapilash range in Dhenkanal district and …
  • 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 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
    • Odisha reports 585 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths  September 27, 2021 12:03 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported 585 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and five more deaths, the Health Department said.  Among the new patients were 96children, it said. Khurda district reported most of the new cases at 206, followed by Cuttack with 67cases …
    • Book Review | A great river’s stories that inquire, inform September 25, 2021 6:38 pm A classic example of realist eco-fiction, it effortlessly straddles the domains of geography, sociology, cultural history and anthropology Did you hear the story of the crocodile who loved a girl and the one on how Indra took to task his clouds and made it …
    • Death toll due to heavy rains in Odisha rises to 6 September 15, 2021 7:02 pm With two more deaths reported, the toll due to heavy rain in Odisha rose to six, officials said on Wednesday. According to a report of the office of Special Relief Commissioner P.K. Jena, three people in Kendrapara district and one each in Subarnapur and …
    • Odisha: Hirakud swelling but no change in five reservoirs September 15, 2021 2:43 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha received record rainfall in the last four days, there has been no significant change in water level in five of the State’s seven major reservoirs.The only silver lining is the rising water level in the …
    • Elderly couple in Cumilla strangled to death September 6, 2021 1:07 pm An elderly couple was strangled to death by miscreants at Subarnapur village, under Panchthubi union of Cumilla Sadar upazila, early today. The deceased were identified as Billal Hossain (75) and his wife Safura Begum (56), our correspondent reports …
    • Odisha reports 805 fresh Covid cases September 6, 2021 9:05 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Five districts — Balangir, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nuapada and Kandhamal — reported zero Covid infection on Sunday even as the state added 805 fresh cases from among the 72,412 samples tested. The …
    • Odisha: Covid death audit ends, 6K fatalities added in 4 months September 3, 2021 4:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While confirming only six Covid fatalities in the last 24 hours, the State government on Thursday, September 2, 2021, announced the end of the backlog death data audit. The State added around 6,000 deaths in the last …
    • Bamboo craft to undergo makeover in Odisha August 31, 2021 3:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Handicrafts department is set to partner with the Odisha Bamboo Development Agency to develop seven bamboo handicrafts clusters in the State. The clusters will work to effect wide ranging value addition to bamboo …
    • NHRC seeks ATR from Odisha, Chhatisgarh Chief Secretaries August 30, 2021 6:47 pm New Delhi [India], August 30 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday has sought updated action taken reports from the Chief Secretary of Odisha and Chhatisgarh on the issue of large scale displacement and subsequent failure of both the …
    • From 2012, Odisha saw steep fall in recgnition of FRA claims: study August 4, 2021 9:40 pm Odisha has seen a drastic decline in recognition of forest right claims over the last eight years, a study by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai has found. The report also says that there is a huge gap between the minimum potential forest areas …
    • OJEE-2021 application deadline extended, 12 exam centres added July 27, 2021 11:21 am In view of the current situation arising from COVID-19 pandemics, the Odisha state government has extended the last date of the application form submission for OJEE-2021. The last date for submission of online application forms for all the courses (except …
    • Odisha logs 1,264 Covid deaths in June July 1, 2021 9:53 am With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in the northern and coastal districts of Odisha, the Patnaik government on Thursday decided to continue with limited lockdowns in 10 districts, even as an audit showed that as many as 1,264 people died in the …
    • Western Odisha sees ownership fight over 'Sambalpuri Bandha' saree June 24, 2021 5:38 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After the controversy over famed Sri Ganeet saree last year, the fight over ownership of another uniquely designed Sambalpuri Bandha (tie and dye) saree has come to fore in Western Odisha.  This time, it is the 'Maa …
    • 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 …