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12 held for issuing fake RT-PCR reports for pilgrims to enter Puri's Jagannath Temple

India, Sept. 10 -- Nearly five months after a fake RT-PCR negative test report racket rocked the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand during the Kumbh Mela, the police in Puri on Friday arrested a gan... Read More


Odisha to give rRs.r6 crore and top govt job to Paralympics gold medallist Bhagat

India, Sept. 9 -- The Odisha government on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs.6 crore for badminton player Pramod Bhagat, who last week won a gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics in SL3 (Standing/l... Read More


Odisha man, who tried to kill himself alleging medical negligence, dies

India, Sept. 9 -- A 34-year-old man, who attempted to kill himself by consuming poison after slitting his wrist in front of the Odisha assembly building to highlight allegedly negligent treatment at a... Read More


Odisha man kills 10-month old son, wife before hanging himself

India, Sept. 9 -- A 32-year-old man in Ganjam district of Odisha killed his 10-month old son and wife before hanging himself over a domestic issue. Police officials in Ganjam district said on Wednesd... Read More


BJD MLA Prasanta Jagdev accused of assaulting BJP leader in Odisha; suspended

India, Sept. 9 -- The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday suspended its Chilika legislator Prasant Jagdev from the party hours after he allegedly beat up a BJP leader over the distribution of assistanc... Read More


Odisha CM warns of lockdown after over 30 school kids test positive for Covid-19

India, Sept. 7 -- Warning of a possible return of lockdown, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said people have to follow Covid-19 guidelines as the children are still unvaccinated. The c... Read More


Odisha Assembly passes bill to limit reservation in civic bodies to 50%

India, Sept. 7 -- The uncertainties in the holding of elections to the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) as well as urban local bodies scheduled next year is likely to be over after the Odi... Read More


Former YSR Congress MLA arrested by Odisha police in chit fund scam

India, Sept. 7 -- Odisha Police on Tuesday arrested Malla Vijay Prasad, a former MLA of Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSR Congress) and chairman of Andhra Pradesh Education and Welfare Infras... Read More


Odisha's Manda buffalo 19th buffalo breed to be recognised by NBAGR

India, Sept. 7 -- The Manda buffalo found in Odisha's Koraput district and characterised by its flat forehead with short muzzle and broad semi circular horns has become the 19th buffalo breed in India... Read More


Crops in 102 of 314 blocks in Odisha affected by rain deficit

India, Sept. 7 -- Odisha government on Monday told the state assembly that standing crops in at least 102 of the 314 blocks of Odisha have been affected by the rainfall deficit even as former chief mi... Read More