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75-yr-old, moved by story of family of missing patient, rides 300 km to help

India, July 1 -- When Madhusudan Patra last week read a news item in a local Odia daily about the story of a woman looking for her husband, the family's sole bread earner missing for a month, the 75-y... Read More


No weekend shutdowns in 20 Odisha districts, but malls to remain closed

India, June 30 -- The Naveen Patnaik government on Wednesday extended the Covid lockdown till July 16 but relaxed restrictions in 20 of the state's 30 districts where the infection is on the wane. Ch... Read More


Parents protest, Odisha board denies errors in matric assessment

India, June 30 -- The Odisha Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has denied discrepancies in the alternative mode of assessment of matric students amid state-wide protests by students and their guardia... Read More


Lack of provision for state maritime board in proposed Indian Ports Bill: Odisha

India, June 30 -- The Odisha government has protested to the Centre against the lack of provision of a state maritime board in the proposed Indian Ports Bill, 2021. In a letter to Union ports, shippi... Read More


Man arrested for raping woman doctor in Odisha

India, June 30 -- Odisha police have arrested the son of a dhaba owner in Angul district on charges of raping a 38-year-old woman doctor while delivering a food parcel at her house earlier this week. ... Read More


Odisha to announce unlock guidelines; restrictions to continue in few districts

India, June 30 -- Odisha is all set to announce unlock guidelines for several of its districts in southern and western Odisha even as the restrictions in coastal Odisha and capital Bhubaneswar are lik... Read More


Over 16000 pre-activated SIM cards seized from cybercriminal gang in Odisha

India, June 29 -- The Odisha Police busted a gang selling pre-activated SIM cards to cyber criminals outside the state with help from employees of private telecom operators and recovered 16,000 pre-ac... Read More


Odisha to increase 20% seats in some higher secondary schools

India, June 29 -- With nearly 98% of the 574,000 students clearing the annual matriculation examination this year, the Odisha government has decided increase at least 20% of the seats in higher second... Read More


Odisha aims to inoculate 100% adults in Bhubaneswar by August end

India, June 29 -- Bhubaneswar will complete vaccination of all adult residents by the end of August, a senior Odisha health official said on Monday. A health department official said 57% of the state... Read More


Petition in SC seeking Rath Yatra festivities at Kendrapara temple too

India, June 29 -- A petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Odisha government to allow rath yatra of Siddha Baladevjew in Kendrapara district even as the famous Rath Yatra o... Read More