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  • Cyclone Daye hits Odisha coast, trigger heavy rainfall; Malkangiri worst-hit

    Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur early Friday causing heavy rain and Malkangiri district, which bore the brunt, was virtually cut off from the rest of the state. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said no loss of life has been reported till 12 noon.

  • Cyclonic storms to hit Odisha, Andhra Pradesh in next few hours: IMD

    Vizag: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that a low pressure formed over the west-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression on Thursday and is likely to transform into a cyclonic storm in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in the next few hours.

  • Cyclone to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts tonight: India Meteorological Department

    Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A cyclone will hit the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on late Thursday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A deep depression is moving at a speed of about 12 kmph and is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours, the cyclone warning division of IMD said in the evening on Thursday.

  • IMD issues cyclone alert for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

    Bhubaneswar: The IMD has sounded a cyclone alert for south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh with a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a deep depression, triggering heavy rainfall in several districts on Thursday. The depression over west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas has moved westward and intensified into a deep depression, it lay centred at about 300 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha, IMD said in a

  • Defence expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, arrested for alleged anti-Odisha remark, granted bail

    Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra who was arrested by Odisha police in Delhi earlier today has been granted bail and has been asked to join investigation in Odisha by September 28. Mitra was detained in New Delhi for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Odisha and the ‘Sun temple’. His lawyer had told to ANI that he had been taken to Nizamuddin Police Station and a case has been registered against him in Odisha.

  • Sukhdeve to lead Maharashtra for Sr Nationals

    Mumbai : Riya Sukhdeve of Nagpur has been named captain of the Maharashtra team that will participate in the 24th Senior National Womens Football Championship to be played at Cuttack, Odisha, from Tuesday.

  • Odisha: Meet Pratap Chandra Khandwal Bhubaneswar’s dancing traffic cop

    Bhubaneswar: Traffic cop Pratap Chandra Khandwal has an interesting way of making people obey traffic rules. The 33-year-old home guard, who is currently deployed as traffic police personnel here, controls traffic with his dance moves. He is famous among commuters for his distinctive style of controlling the traffic.


    Asian Games 2018: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces additional Rs 1.5 crore reward for Dutee Chand

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced an additional cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore for sprinter Dutee Chand for winning a silver medal in 200 meters race at 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The Chief Minister also announced all support to her for the prepartion of Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Earlier, Naveen had announced Rs 1.5 crore for Dutee Chand when she won a silver medal in 100 meter event at the Asian

  • Mild earthquake in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: A mild earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale was felt in several parts of Odisha on Tuesday evening. The Bhubaneswar regional Met centre said the epicentre of the tremor was at Hugli in West Bengal. The earthquake was felt in Balasore, Baripada, Anandpur in Keonhjar and few other places in north Odisha at 6.33 p.m. H.R. Biswas, Director of the Met centre, said the depth of the earthquake was 10

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    Amid Kerala rains, IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai

    After weeks of drizzling, rain is likely to return in full swing this week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai. The IMD alerted coastal states about a weather system (depression) over coastal Odisha.

  • Odisha: Woman kidnapped, raped for about 10 days, says Police

    Sambalpur (Odisha): A 22-year-old woman has been allegedly abducted and raped for about ten days by a man in Kuchinda area of Odisha’s Sambalpur district, police said. Somya Ranjan Dharua (28) had allegedly kidnapped the woman on July 21 and took her to his house where she was raped at gunpoint for about ten days, a police officer said.

  • Odisha seeks details of ease of doing biz ranking

    Mumbai : Odisha government has asked the Central government to share the details of the ease of doing business ranking, after it found a fall in its score.

  • Nationwide transport strike, heavy rains disrupts normal life across Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: A day-long transport strike and incessant rains paralysed normal life in several parts of Odisha on Tuesday. Passengers and commuters suffered inconvenience due to the strike called by the All India Road Transport Workers Federation and supported by the All Odisha Transport Workers Federation (AOTWF). Auto-rickshaws, taxis, private buses, trucks and other carriers remained off the roads.

  • Odisha: Supersonic interceptor missile successfully test fired

    Balasore: India today successfully test fired an indigenously-developed supersonic interceptor missile from a test range off the Odisha coast to validate “some improved features”, defence sources said. The state-of-the-art missile was test fired from a canister at 11.24 am engaging a simulated target at low altitude, the sources said.

  • India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic missile

    New Delhi: The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha’s coastal Chandipur district on Monday. The test was carried out under extreme conditions at around 10.18 am earlier today.

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    CM Naveen Patnaik orders ban on plastic ban in Odisha from October 2

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a ban on the use of plastic in the state from October 2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. In the first phase, plastic will be banned in six places — the pilgrim city of Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela.

  • BJD ex-MLA caught in brothel, gets suspended

     Bhubaneswar : Odisha’s former MLA Nabin Nanda was arrested during a raid at a Kolkata spa where a sex racket was being run, sources said on Monday. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has since suspended the former Dhenkanal legislator from the party.