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Odisha becomes 10th state to announce policy on electric vehicles

India, Aug. 28 -- In a bid to cut down carbon emissions in the state, the Odisha cabinet approved the Electric Vehicle policy days after Ola Electric, the subsidiary of the unicorn Indian ride-hailing... Read More


Around 13 lakh people in Odisha missed their 2nd dose of Covid vaccines

India, Aug. 28 -- Around 13 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine despite completing the maximum time gap between two doses, government officials said on Friday. S... Read More


Odisha police asked to reinvestigate after minister's name allegedly dropped from chargesheet

India, Aug. 27 -- More than 8 months after a 75-year-old BJP leader and his 81-year-old associate were hacked to death by people allegedly close to the ruling Biju Janata Dal, a judicial magistrate in... Read More


Odisha lawmaker clears Class 10 exam two decades after dropping out of school

India, Aug. 25 -- Over two decades after he dropped out of school as he failed to clear his Class 10 exam and started driving passenger buses in Odisha's Ganjam district, ruling Biju Janata Dal lawmak... Read More


Odisha man jumps into wife's funeral pyre, succumbs to burn injuries

India, Aug. 25 -- Unable to bear the loss of his wife who died of a cardiac arrest, a 60-year-old tribal man from Kalahandi, who was an elected member of the local gram panchayat, jumped into the burn... Read More


Odisha's capital to allow only vaccinated people to enter religious places

India, Aug. 24 -- The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday said all religious institutions under its jurisdiction can allow entry of devotees who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as... Read More


Odisha MLA seeks action against Lokayukta over moving SC with 'forged' order

India, Aug. 24 -- Twelve days after filing a contempt petition against Odisha Lokayukta Ajit Singh before the Orissa High Court, alleging that the head of anti-corruption body committed forgery while ... Read More


With 30% deficient rainfall, Odisha asks all collectors to make contingency plans

India, Aug. 23 -- With 27 of the 30 districts experiencing deficient rainfall this monsoon, Odisha government on Monday asked all district collectors to prepare block and panchayat-wise contingency pl... Read More


After gap of 4 months, Jagannath temple in Puri reopens for all devotees

India, Aug. 23 -- The famous Jagannath temple in Puri reopened on Monday after four months for people outside of the pilgrim town if they were carrying a negative RT-PCR report or Covid-19 vaccination... Read More


Odisha forest dept suggests translocation of trees instead of felling for widening highways

India, Aug. 21 -- Concerned over large-scale felling of trees due to expansion of highways in Odisha, the state forest department is expected to suggest to the national highway authorities that they g... Read More