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Odisha: State in Eastern India
Odisha is one of the 29 states of India. Located in eastern India, it is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the northeast, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and northwest, and Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam. It is the 8th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population. The state also has the third largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India. Odia is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by 36.6 million according to the 2016 Census.

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Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja 2019: Greetings, WhatsApp messages, Facebook posts

In the full-moon day, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped with much devotion across West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and some of the other states.
DNA - Published

Odisha: Pregnant woman dies on way to hospital after ambulance runs out of fuel

Chittaranjan Munda admitted her to the community health centre after she complained of labour pains last night.
DNA - Published

Nutrition surveillance system established in six states: NIN

The system has been developed by the institute on the directions of the government and established in Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
IndiaTimes - Published

India successfully tests air-to-air missile Astra

India's indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday. The Astra is capable of engaging targets of different..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha: Man fined Rs 6.5 lakh for old rules violation

The truck, registered in Nagaland, was fined by the enforcement team of the transport office in Sambalpur when the department found the vehicle violated multiple traffic rules
DNA - Published

New high in traffic penalties: Truck owner slapped with Rs 6.51 lakh fine in Odisha

Ever since higher penalties for traffic violations came into effect from September 1 after the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, the nation has erupted with reports of..
DNA - Published

Water released from Hirakud dam; low-lying areas of 5 districts submerged

After water level in the reservoir of the Hirakud dam rose considerably on Friday, excess water was released from it leading to inundation of low-lying areas in five districts of Odisha, officials..
IndiaTimes - Published

After Gujarat, Uttarakhand reduces traffic fines, more may follow

Most of the states are considering notifying lesser fines for traffic offences than the stiff penalties in the amended Motor Vehicles Act, barely a day after the Gujarat announced reductions between 25..
IndiaTimes - Published

In a 1st, Odisha tribal woman becomes pilot

A 27-year-old tribal woman from Odisha’s Maoist-hit Malkangiri district has become the first pilot from the region to fly a commercial plane. Anupriya Lakra, daughter of a police constable, always..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha: Tribal girl set to become first pilot from Maoist-hit Red Zone Malangiri

I believe I can fly. It was a statement that's just a motivation phrase for most people for Anupriya Lakra from Odisha's Maoist-hit Malangiri district, it was a life goal
DNA - Published

Odisha govt to approach Centre for amendments in new MV Act

The ruling BJD has said that the Odisha government will approach the Centre for bringing some amendments in the new Motor Vehicles Act because of resentment among people over the hefty fines for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Downpour batters Odisha, more rain likely


IndiaTimes - Published

After two-year struggle, Odisha conjoined twins to return home

The toddlers Jagga and Balia were born with fused brain and skull, a condition known as craniopagus. They were admitted to AIIMS on July 14, 2017, and their heads were separated after a series of..
DNA - Published

Andhra Pradesh likely to receive heavy rainfall for next two days: IMD

The weather forecasting agency also predicted that some isolated pockets of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Vidarbha, Odisha, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa are also likely to receive heavy downpour..
DNA - Published

After Rs 23,000 fine in Gurugram, auto-rickshaw driver in Odisha fined Rs 47,500

The Traffic police near Acharya Vihar today levied the penalty on the auto-rickshaw driver and issued him a challan for drunk driving and not carrying documents including his driving licence, vehicle..
DNA - Published

Odisha teachers to lose raises over bad results

After issuing the letter, Minister of School and Mass education, Sameer Dash says that the government is trying to strengthen and systematise the Odisha educational system
DNA - Published

Odisha teacher dances his way to kids' lessons

The clip, that is now going viral on social media, was captured in Lamtaput upper primary school of Odisha's Koraput district.
DNA - Published

Cobra found inside parcel box sent to Odisha man

According to a forest department official, the length of the cobra was 3 to 4 feet.
DNA - Published

Naveen demands infra boost in Maoist-affected districts in Odisha


IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rains likely in Odisha, Kerala and coastal Karnataka: Met Department

The weather agency said that isolated heavy rainfall is likely in these states during the subsequent four days
DNA - Published

Rs 4,432 crore aid for 3 disaster-hit states, Kerala misses out

In a statement, the home ministry said a high-level committee headed by home minister Amit Shah had cleared additional central assistance of Rs 3,338 crore to Odisha for the damage caused by Cyclone..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC agrees to hear FB plea for transfer of cases on linkage of user profile with Aadhaar to itself

A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose issued notices to the Centre and other social networking sites — Google, Twitter and YouTube — on a petition filed by Facebook seeking transfer..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: Rare flying snake seized from man's possession in Odisha

It's a crime under the Wildlife Protection Act to keep a snake at home, an official said, adding that the reptile will be released in a forest.
DNA - Published

Centre approves Rs 4,432 crore to Odisha, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh for calamities in 2018-19


IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rainfall likely in west UP, Punjab, Odisha, West Bengal over the next few days: IMD

Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning may also occur at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha.
DNA - Published

Major bureaucratic reshuffle in Odisha sees 15 govt officials dismissed over corruption charges

Senior IAS officer Gagan Kumar Dhal has been appointed the chairman of Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd (OFDC).
DNA - Published

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik announces 'Mo Sarkar' initiative for transparency in governance

The new initiative will commence from October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Patnaik said
DNA - Published

Odisha: Sorcerer bites woman in Malkangiri to cure fever

She showed signs of shivering and intense stomach ache. Instead of visiting a doctor, she went to a local sorcerer named Kosa Beti who performed rituals in the local dialect.
DNA - Published

Heavy rainfall alert issued for Gujarat, Tamil Nadu

IMD also stated that Uttarakhand, Gujarat region, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Islands will also witness heavy downpour throughout the..
DNA - Published

Over 50 killed as India grapples with floods

Lakhs displaced as monsoon rains batter Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Assam, Odisha & other Eastern states; MoS for Home Rai reviews situation
DNA - Published

Rains claim 500 lives between April-July; 6.8k lives lost since April 2016

Rains have claimed nearly 500 lives between April 1 and July 17, 2019. ​​Maharashtra saw the most number of deaths (137), followed by Bihar (78), Odisha (64) and Karnataka (57), which together..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rains wreak havoc in coastal states

Cochin Int'l Airport shut after waterlogging; Armed Forces called in to assist NDRF, SDRF; 650 people evacuated in Gajapati, Odisha
DNA - Published

Heavy rainfall alert in Goa, Odisha: IMD

Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, West Madhya Pradesh, and others
DNA - Published

Close to 8,000 paramilitary troops airlifted to Kashmir

Close to 8,000 paramilitary troops airlifted and moved in from Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Assam and other parts of the country to the Kashmir valley. Indian Army and Indian Air Force have been put on high..
IndiaTimes - Published

Naini coal block allocation: Gujarat High Court rejects GMDC's plea

The company claimed that it could not meet the milestone chart as the Odisha government did not issue the prospecting licence within the stipulated period of nine months of making an application.
DNA - Published

Rain wreaks havoc in North India, disrupts life

Indian Meteorological Department issues alert for heavy rains in Odisha
DNA - Published

Odisha, Rajasthan lashed by heavy rainfall; Vadodara limps back to normalcy

Rainwater flooded parts of Odisha and Rajasthan after a heavy downpour in the two states, while Gujarat's rain-hit Vadodara limped back to normalcy as the swollen Vishwamitri river's ferocity started..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha: 169 leprosy patients turn traders from beggars

TURNING THE TIDE: With help from NGOs, colony in Odisha creates lucrative biz
DNA - Published

Flood situation improves in Assam & Bihar; heavy rainfall predicted in Andhra, Odisha


IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha gets geographical indication tag for rasagola

With the tag, the sweet now appears in Class 30 of GI tagged products that include other items such as coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, and tapioca among other items
DNA - Published

Now, book a porter and know his rates online

Shubham, a Computer Engineering student at National Institute of Science and Technology, Orissa has developed an app called CLA with an aim to reduce the burden of long-distance passengers
DNA - Published

Sweet tooth recognition: 'Odisha Rasagola' follows 'Banglar Rasagulla' to recieve GI tag

Odisha on Monday received the official recognition for its 'Odisha Rasagola' from the Geographical Indication (GI) of India.
DNA - Published

22 killed in Rajasthan; eastern states marooned

More rains likely to lash Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha on Monday, says Meteorological department
DNA - Published

Odisha schoolkids have their lunch under umbrella cover

UMBRELLA TIME: Appalling conditions at Odisha primary school
DNA - Published

No let up in floods in East; heavy showers likely in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha on Monday

Heavy showers lashed large swathes of the country on Sunday, with nine more people dying in rain-related incidents in Rajasthan, while there was no let up in the flood situation in Assam and Bihar..
IndiaTimes - Published

Dharmendra Pradhan bats for Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple as iconic tourist sites

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged the Centre to include Odisha's Jagannath Temple and Konark Sun Temple in the proposed list of 'iconic tourist sites'. Pradhan wrote a letter to culture and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Explain your support to RTI amendment bill: Ex-CIC to 3 CMs

Former information commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu has written to the chief ministers of Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh seeking an explanation behind their support to the RTI amendment bill which..
IndiaTimes - Published

Four feared dead in landslide in Odisha coal mine

Four workers are feared dead and nine have been injured in a landslide at a Coal India Ltd mine in the eastern state of Odisha, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. India is one of the most dangerous..
IndiaTimes - Published

Four feared dead in mishap in Coal India mine in east India

Four workers are feared dead and nine have been injured in a landslide at a Coal India Ltd mine in the eastern state of Odisha, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Patkura assembly constituency in Odisha: Counting of votes begin

Twice polls were postponed in Patkura.
DNA - Published

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