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Odisha opens Silver City Boat Club for public(PTI)

Odisha opens Silver City Boat Club for public in an attempt to boost tourism

PTI | , Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 07:30 AM IST
Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Silver City Boat Club on Wednesday in an attempt to boost tourism potential of the state's biggest river Mahanadi.
Vice Prez Naidu credits tribal communities' good habits for safety from Covid-19(Twitter/Industreefdn)
Vice Prez Naidu credits tribal communities' good habits for safety from Covid-19(Twitter/Industreefdn)

Vice Prez Naidu credits tribal communities' good habits for safety from Covid-19

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu encouraged Indians to adopt the good habits of Odisha's tribal communities 'to keep Covid-19 at bay'
Weather department officials said the current spell of heat wave was likely to continue for another 24 hours. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Weather department officials said the current spell of heat wave was likely to continue for another 24 hours. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

At 44.2 degree C, Bhubaneswar breaks 78 year record for temperature in March

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 10:48 AM IST
  • In February too, Bhubaneswar's maximum temperature broke its last 58 years record as it soared past the 40-degree Celsius mark.
Antique radio sets attract visitors at 7th International Radio Fair(ANI)
Antique radio sets attract visitors at 7th International Radio Fair(ANI)

Visitors attend 7th International Radio Fair to see antique radio sets

ANI | , Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:14 AM IST
People visited the two-day Outreach International Radio Fair (OIRF) 2021 in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of World Radio Day on Saturday. The fair showcased thousands of antique radio sets, old and new broadcasting equipment.
Bhubaneswar’s municipal corporation has demolished portions of a heritage complex as part of the Odisha government's beautification project for the Lingaraj temple(Photo courtesy: INTACH)
Bhubaneswar’s municipal corporation has demolished portions of a heritage complex as part of the Odisha government's beautification project for the Lingaraj temple(Photo courtesy: INTACH)

Bhubaneswar civic body destroys heritage structures around Lingaraj temple

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • The Ekamra Kshetra Heritage Project, announced in December 2019 by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, envisaged comprehensive developmental work near the Lingaraj temple.
The home department sent the letter to the DGP as well as the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner for further action. The chief minister enjoys Z plus security. (Photo @Naveen_Odisha)
The home department sent the letter to the DGP as well as the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner for further action. The chief minister enjoys Z plus security. (Photo @Naveen_Odisha)

Letter threatening to kill Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik sent to his residence

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:41 PM IST
The letter, a copy of which is available with HT, said contract killers armed with AK-47 and semi-automatic pistols are out to kill the CM.
The decision has been taken in addition to the order issued on November 30, in which the Odisha Government had explicitly prohibited large social gatherings.(PTI file photo)
The decision has been taken in addition to the order issued on November 30, in which the Odisha Government had explicitly prohibited large social gatherings.(PTI file photo)

No ‘zero night’ celebration on New Year’s eve in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:02 PM IST
In its order, the BMC said the zero-hour celebration in hotels, clubs, restaurants, and mandaps on the eve of New Year 2021 is prohibited.
The sample of the 34-year-old man who had tested positive for Covid-19 has been sent to NIV Pune for genome sequencing.(HT PHOTO.)
The sample of the 34-year-old man who had tested positive for Covid-19 has been sent to NIV Pune for genome sequencing.(HT PHOTO.)

In last 2 weeks, 43 people have returned to Odisha from UK

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:22 AM IST
Additional chief secretary of Health and Family Welfare department PK Mohapatra said of the 43 UK returnees, 21 went to Bhubaneswar, one to Khurda, five to Cuttack, three each to Koraput and Berhampur and two each to Nayagarh and Nabarangpur, one each to Jajpur, Rajgangpur, Sambalpur, Jagatsinghpur and Sakhigopal towns.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the scheme would usher in a new era of planned development in the state.(HT PHOTO.)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the scheme would usher in a new era of planned development in the state.(HT PHOTO.)

To build urban infrastructure, Odisha starts 1st land pooling scheme in Bhubaneswar

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 11:49 PM IST
Under the scheme, the landowners would give 40 per cent of their area to BDA, but the Development Authority would not give any compensation but will ensure infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, schools, parks, electricity lines, water and sewerage facilities on the remaining 60 per cent area.
The image shows Manshi Sathpati who is providing free education to the kids.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows Manshi Sathpati who is providing free education to the kids.(Twitter/@ANI)

Woman teaches children for free near their dwellings in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:57 PM IST
She has been teaching these students in the Nala Basti area in Rasulgarh near their dwellings. The classes are held sometimes under a tree.
Public transportation services were affected as the protesters held picketing at the railway stations and bus stops in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Rayagada, and several other places. (HT Photo)
Public transportation services were affected as the protesters held picketing at the railway stations and bus stops in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Rayagada, and several other places. (HT Photo)

Normal life hit in Odisha as Bharat Bandh begins, govt offices shut

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:49 AM IST
The General Studies Paper-I and General Studies Paper-II of the Odisha Civil Services-2019 Main examination scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled in view of the Bharat Bandh.
The sand art created by Moharana was sculpted on a beach in Bhubaneswar on Monday.(ANI)
The sand art created by Moharana was sculpted on a beach in Bhubaneswar on Monday.(ANI)

Sand artist creates sculpture to spread awareness on World AIDS Day in Odisha

Bhubaneshwar | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The sculpture featured a red ribbon around a globe, with the slogan ‘Global solidarity, Share responsibility’.
Three farmers on Friday made an unsuccessful bid to set themselves on fire in front of Odisha Assembly(AP Photo)
Three farmers on Friday made an unsuccessful bid to set themselves on fire in front of Odisha Assembly(AP Photo)

3 farmers attempt self-immolation outside Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:19 PM IST
The three persons have been identified to be cultivators belonging to Athagarh in Odisha’s Cuttack district, police said.
Image for representation.(PTI)
Image for representation.(PTI)

‘Biggest ever catch’: Odisha IFS officer in vigilance net for ‘unaccounted riches’

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Senior vigilance officials said they were stunned by 1987 batch Indian Forest Service officer Abhay Kant Pathak’s unaccounted riches.
STF Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jainarayan Pankaj, said the cops had arrested a driver named Prasant Nayak while he was trying to sell the leopard skin to a person at Baramunda in the city. The STF seized the leopard hide from the side box of his motorcycle.(HT PHOTO.)
STF Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jainarayan Pankaj, said the cops had arrested a driver named Prasant Nayak while he was trying to sell the leopard skin to a person at Baramunda in the city. The STF seized the leopard hide from the side box of his motorcycle.(HT PHOTO.)

Man held for trying to sell leopard hide in Bhubaneswar, 15th such seizure this year

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Leopards enjoy the same level of protection as tigers under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, but they are regularly poached for their skins and other body parts. Leopard skins are used for home decoration or to make luxury carpets.
Sandhyarani Jena, the inspector at Patana police station in Odisha’s Keonjhar district(Twitter/@DGPOdisha)
Sandhyarani Jena, the inspector at Patana police station in Odisha’s Keonjhar district(Twitter/@DGPOdisha)

Odisha cop caught kicking tribal on video got clean chit. Rights panel nails her

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 09:18 PM IST
The Odisha Human Rights Commission rejected the officer’s claims of innocence and observed that the inspector had clearly used force on the tribal young man which amounted to custodial violence.
As locals complained of a mysterious disease killing the villagers, health officials from the district headquarters of Malkangiri, who visited Benchanpalli to probe the deaths, cited alcoholism.(Representative photo)
As locals complained of a mysterious disease killing the villagers, health officials from the district headquarters of Malkangiri, who visited Benchanpalli to probe the deaths, cited alcoholism.(Representative photo)

Alcohol, superstition take a toll on tribals in Odisha villages

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Doctors in Malkangiri said a series of the deaths in Sodiguda and Bapanpalli were mostly due to alcoholism and the unwillingness of the tribals to go to local health centres fearing Covid-19
Adopt-an-Animal scheme of Nandankanan zoo gets good response(Twitter/_WildTrails)
Adopt-an-Animal scheme of Nandankanan zoo gets good response(Twitter/_WildTrails)

Adopt-an-Animal scheme of Bhubaneswar’s Nandankanan zoo becomes a hit, records 170-175 adoptions already

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | By Asian News International Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 12:23 PM IST
With 60 per cent of adoptions from Odisha itself, Bhubaneswar’s Nandankanan zoo witnesses citizens coming forward to help garner resources and conserve animals through its Adopt-An-Animal programme
The image shows the animals from the Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.(ANI)
The image shows the animals from the Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.(ANI)

Odisha’s Nandankanan zoo receives great response for Adopt an Animal program

Bhubaneswar, Odisha | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:22 AM IST
The Zoo’s director said that around 170 to 175 adoptions have already been done.
The annual award, comprising a citation, trophy and Rs 5 lakh, was presented to Nayak in a simple programme held in strict compliance with Covid-19 restrictions.(Pixabay)
The annual award, comprising a citation, trophy and Rs 5 lakh, was presented to Nayak in a simple programme held in strict compliance with Covid-19 restrictions.(Pixabay)

Poet Nityananda Nayak honoured with Sarala Puraskar

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Noted Odia poet Nityananda Nayak was honoured with the prestigious Sarala Puraskar on Monday for his contribution to literature.
A field hockey stick hits the ball during the international men's hockey test match between the New Zealand Black Sticks and India on October 11, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand(Getty Images)
A field hockey stick hits the ball during the international men's hockey test match between the New Zealand Black Sticks and India on October 11, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand(Getty Images)

Getting to the root of the hockey problem

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Nine players from that squad graduated to the senior team for the 2018 World Cup, held in Bhubaneswar. The home team couldn’t go beyond the second round.
The luxury car was badly crushed by the impact of the accident.(HT Photo)
The luxury car was badly crushed by the impact of the accident.(HT Photo)

3 including former Congress MP’s only son dead in Jaguar car crash in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The accident took place around 3 am on Saturday on National Highway 16 in Cuttack district.
BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi’s office in Bhubaneswar was sealed by the municipal corporation after video clips emerged of celebration of her birthday in her office the previous day in which her supporters were seen without masks and violating social distancing guidelines(https://twitter.com/AprajitaSarangi)
BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi’s office in Bhubaneswar was sealed by the municipal corporation after video clips emerged of celebration of her birthday in her office the previous day in which her supporters were seen without masks and violating social distancing guidelines(https://twitter.com/AprajitaSarangi)

Act against BJD leaders violating Covid norms, BJP MP tells Naveen Patnaik

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Aparajita Sarangi , BJP MP from Bhubaneswar questioned the “selective nature “of the municipal corporation in enforcing the rules even as the guidelines were reportedly violated by the BJD leaders frequently on several occasions.
File photo of Aparajita Sarangi. (Photo @AprajitaSarangi)
File photo of Aparajita Sarangi. (Photo @AprajitaSarangi)

MHA gets complaint against BJP lawmaker for ‘violating’ Covid guidelines

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Citing videos of Aparajita Sarangi’s birthday celebration with her supporters, Odisha’s minister of state for home Dibya Shankar Mishra alleged that the MP had violated Covid guidelines as she was surrounded by hundreds of women without masks.
Representational Photo.
Representational Photo.

LPG tank at petrol station near Odisha Guv house catches fire, 9 injured

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Police commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi said the explosion and the fire were so massive that they damaged several buildings nearby
Soumyaranjan Jena, alias Tulu, who robbed two banks in Odisha. (HT Photo)
Soumyaranjan Jena, alias Tulu, who robbed two banks in Odisha. (HT Photo)

Businessman robs 2 banks in Odisha after watching YouTube video; arrested

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Police have recovered cash amounting to over Rs 10 lakh and seized the vehicle and the toy gun used in the robbery.
Seventeen-year-old Sibasish Rout of Bhubaneswar’s Sai International School emerged Odisha’s topper with an all India ranking of 73 in the JEE (Advanced).(Handout)
Seventeen-year-old Sibasish Rout of Bhubaneswar’s Sai International School emerged Odisha’s topper with an all India ranking of 73 in the JEE (Advanced).(Handout)

JEE Advanced results 2020: Sibasish Rout is Odisha topper

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 04:47 PM IST
JEE Advanced results 2020: Rout, who had secured 97.6% marks in the CBSE Class-12 exams this year, wants to do computer science or mechanical from IIT Delhi. It was his first attempt at JEE.
Heavy rain and strong wind continue to lash Chandipur, as the widespread effect of Cyclone Amphan.(ANI)
Heavy rain and strong wind continue to lash Chandipur, as the widespread effect of Cyclone Amphan.(ANI)

Odisha: Rain lashes parts of Bhubaneswar, to continue for next 5 days

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Vehicular traffic at roads came to a grinding halt owing to waterlogging at several places in the district.
Pradeep Maharathy.(Sourced)
Pradeep Maharathy.(Sourced)

Former Odisha minister Pradeep Maharathy dies of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:31 AM IST
At least 47 MLAs of the 147-member Odisha assembly, including deputy Speaker Rajanikanta Singh and several ministers, have tested positive for Covid-19
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted an article from WHO website which praised Odisha for early lockdown, setting up the country’s first dedicated Covid-19 hospital, setting up community-based disaster management, among other support programs. (Photo @CMO_Odisha)
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted an article from WHO website which praised Odisha for early lockdown, setting up the country’s first dedicated Covid-19 hospital, setting up community-based disaster management, among other support programs. (Photo @CMO_Odisha)

BJP, Congress slam Odisha govt over Covid management, CM tweets WHO praise

Hinduastan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Participating in an adjournment motion brought by BJP and Congress members on government’s alleged failures in Covid management, Congress leader Narasingha Mishra said all that the government has managed to do is fool a lot of people through fake statistics and statements.
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