Odisha

Talaq Over Phone, Wife Files FIR

Kendrapada:  A 24-year-old Muslim lady from Kendrapada district has filed an FIR against her husband for allegedly divorcing her over the phone by repeating the word “Talaq” thrice. Earlier this year the Supreme Court had declared the practice of triple Talaq unconstitutional. The husband Sk Rija Ahmad is living in Punjab. He had called his wife, Taksima Khatun, and […]


MoHUA Secy Visits Smart City Project Sites and BOC

Bhubaneswar: Secretary Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Durga Shankar Mishra and Additional Secretary and Mission Director AMRUT Shiv Das Meena visited the various on-going projects across the city under Smart City Mission and also reviewed the works at the office of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL). They also visited the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre […]


Innovative Approach by NALCO to Promote Swachhata

1000 Rag-Pickers to be provided with personal hygiene kits To distribute 5 lakh cloth bags as substitute to plastic bags Bhubaneswar: Joining the nationwide observance of Swachhata Pakhwada, Navaratna CPSE  NALCO today took up an innovative approach to spread the importance of cleanliness by distributing personal hygiene kits including hand gloves, t-shirts, masks, organic soaps etc. […]


Baijayant Panda Gets Clean Chit from DGCA

Bhubaneswar: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given clean chit to Baijayant Panda dismissing the charges of dangerously flying chopper over Chilika Lake. DGCA wrote a letter to the director of Bhubaneswar airport regarding this. The letter said that there was no violation of rules and regulations by jay Panda. After conducting a detailed investigation into the incident, […]


Odia Poet Jayadratha Suna Receives Yuva Puraskar 2018

Imphal (Manipur): Odia poet Jayadratha Suna receives Yuva Puraskar for the year 2018  in a special event organised by the Sahitya Akademi here today. A total number of 22 young authors from other recognised Indian languages also received the award in the event organised at at Tribal Research Institute Conference Hall in Imphal, manipur today. Celebrated English author Esther David joined […]


77 deaths in cyclone Titli: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in the very severe cyclonic storm, Titli, and the subsequent flooding in Odisha had mounted to 77, Government sources said yesterday. The state government confirmed the death of 16 more persons and thus, the toll stood at 77, Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Pravat K Mohapatra said. He added that while the bodies of 58 people were […]


Tigress Sundari Eludes Capture Teams

Angul: Villagers in and around the Satkosia Tiger Reserve continue to live in fear as wildlife experts failed to tranquillise tigress Sundari yesterday. Sundari is now believed to be prowling at a jungle near Kumuri village outside the limits of the tiger reserve. Three teams of wildlife experts have been roaming around the Satkosia Tiger […]


Eco Pad-Yatra Kicks off from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The 16th edition of ‘Eco Pad-Yatra’, led by Buddhist spiritual leaders Gyalwang Drukpa and Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche of Hemis Monastery, kicked off in Bhubaneswar yesterday (24 October 2018). The 140-km yatra will see participants including over 350 monks travel by foot through five important Buddhist sites namely, Bhubaneswar, Udayagiri, Dhauli, Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri. During the Yatra, His Holiness, His Eminence […]


Nayagarh: Dama to Take Arun to Task

Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Damodar Rout, ousted from BJD recently,  blamed his former party colleague and Nayagarh MLA Arun Kumar Sahoo for ruckus during Rout’s public meeting  in Baripada. Damodar said that he would have to visit Nayagarh, to take a dig at Arun. Damodar Rout alleged, Arun Sahoo hired a person to create ruckus during Baripada Samaves out of fear. Arun himself was there in […]


Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra Arrested for Rasagola Tweet!

Bhubaneswar: Defence analyst and journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra from national capital, who had courted controversy over his remarks on Konark Sun Temple,  was arrested in Bhubaneshwar in another case today. According to a report, the journalist was arrested in a case that related to a conversation on Twitter involving several people about the origin of Rasagola and Odisha. […]