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Odisha: State in eastern India
Odisha, formerly Orissa, is an Indian state located in Eastern India. It is the 8th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population. The state has the third largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India. It neighbours the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has a coastline of 485 kilometres (301 mi) along the Bay of Bengal. The region is also known as Utkala and is mentioned in India's national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana". The language of Odisha is Odia, which is one of the Classical Languages of India.

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Passengers will undergo COVID antigen, screening test at airport: Odisha Health Min [Video]

Passengers will undergo COVID antigen, screening test at airport: Odisha Health Min

While speaking to ANI in Bhubaneswar on February 27, the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Odisha, Naba Kisore Das spoke on rising cases of coronavirus pandemic. Kisore Das said, "Passengers..

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10-yr-old rewrites 'Ramayana' in Odia [Video]

10-yr-old rewrites 'Ramayana' in Odia

A 10-year-old kid from Odisha's Bhubaneswar has rewritten the holy book of 'Ramayana'. A student of fourth standard, Ayush Kumar Khuntia had done this work after watching the episodes of 'Ramayana' on..

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Bhubaneswar boils in February, temp touches 40.6 C [Video]

Bhubaneswar boils in February, temp touches 40.6 C

India Meteorological Department (Bhubaneswar) Director, HR Biswas said that hot weather conditions prevailing in Bhubaneswar and in some districts of Odisha. He said that Bhubaneswar and Cuttack..

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2 arrested with elephant tusk in Odisha's Mayurbhanj [Video]

2 arrested with elephant tusk in Odisha's Mayurbhanj

Two persons have been arrested in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district. They were caught by police for possessing elephant tusk on February 26. The forest officials recovered 8 pieces of elephant tusk weighing..

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Watch: Blue whale shark washes ashore on Odisha’s beach; released back into sea [Video]

Watch: Blue whale shark washes ashore on Odisha’s beach; released back into sea

A blue whale shark was spotted at Sonapur coast in Odisha’s Ganjam. Washed ashore, the whale shark was spotted lying lifeless by fishermen. The fishermen immediately alerted the forest department..

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New robotics centre opens in Bhubaneswar [Video]

New robotics centre opens in Bhubaneswar

A new robotics centre was launched at a school in Odisha's Bhubaneshwar. The Chief Secretary of Odisha Suresh Chandra Mahapatra inaugurated the centre. Facility aims to provide qualitative science and..

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Excise dept seizes 800 kg 'ganja' in Odisha's Malkangiri [Video]

Excise dept seizes 800 kg 'ganja' in Odisha's Malkangiri

The excise department has seized around 800 kg of 'ganja' in Odisha's Malkangiri district on February 25. 'Ganja' was being transported in a jackfruit vehicle in Chitrokonda area of Malkangiri..

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Blue whale shark spotted at Sonapur coast in Odisha's Ganjam [Video]

Blue whale shark spotted at Sonapur coast in Odisha's Ganjam

A blue whale shark was spotted on a coast in Odisha's Ganjam district on February 25. The timely help of villagers at Sonapur Beach saved the life blue whale shark. The locals initially spotted a big..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Watch: Wild bear rescued from ditch after 10-hour operation in Odisha [Video]

Watch: Wild bear rescued from ditch after 10-hour operation in Odisha

A wild bear was rescued from a ditch in Odisha’s Nabarangpur on February 23. The bear was rescued after a 10-hour long operation by the Forest department. Villagers alerted the forest department..

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Odisha hosts 17th India International Mega Trade Fair [Video]

Odisha hosts 17th India International Mega Trade Fair

Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena inaugurated 17th India International Mega Trade Fair on February 20 at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar. Around 9 countries and 19 states of India are participating in the..

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Watch: Kangana Ranaut visits Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri, seeks blessings [Video]

Watch: Kangana Ranaut visits Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri, seeks blessings

Kangana Ranaut visited Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri and offered prayers. The 'Manikarnika' star took to Twitter and shared pictures of her visit on Friday. Kangana offered prayers amid tight..

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Kangana Ranaut visits Puri's Shree Jagannatha Temple [Video]

Kangana Ranaut visits Puri's Shree Jagannatha Temple

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut visited Shree Jagannatha Temple in Odisha's Puri on February 19. She offered prayers at the temple during her visit. Lord Krishna is placed with his siblings Balrama..

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CRPF jawans get first dose of COVID-19 vaccination in Bhubaneswar [Video]

CRPF jawans get first dose of COVID-19 vaccination in Bhubaneswar

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel got first dose of COVID-19 vaccination in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on February 15. The vaccination drive was inaugurated by CRPF Inspector General SK Mohanty...

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The ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha on Thursday said its MPs will attend the President's address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, which commences its budget session on January 29.
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Cong got Subhas Chandra Bose killed, alleges BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

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Covid vaccination drive: Nearly 14 lakh beneficiaries inoculated

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Majority of migrant labourers opted to stay back in Kerala during lockdown, says study

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Vax Populi: Nation celebrates as it gets the gift of the jab

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Innovation, integrity, inclusion key mantras in management field: PM Modi at IIM Sambalpur

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Odisha: State Bank of India official cracks NEET 2020 after retirement, enrols for MBBS

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India successfully test-fires medium range surface-to air missile off Odisha coast

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a medium range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) from Odisha coast, defence sources said. The missile was fired from a ground mobile launcher at launch pad..
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Odisha government announces free COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers

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India successfully test fires Prithvi II ballistic missiles

India on Wednesday successfully test fired the DRDO-developed, nuclear-capable Prithvi II missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore.
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Bharat bandh disrupts a few states; 4 farm protesters die

The Bharat bandh called on Tuesday in support of farmers got a lukewarm response across the country, with reports of disruptions of normal life from only a few states like Telangana, Andhra and Odisha...
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Bypoll results 2020: Counting and results to be declared on 56 assembly seats in 11 states including MP

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