Odia Language Chair to set up in JNU in name of Poet Sarala Das

JNU

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved to set up an Odia Chair at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi in the name of veteran Odia poet Sarala Das. The Odia Chair would be set up under the Centre of Indian Languages. Odisha Government has decided to grant of Rs 5 crore toContinue Reading…

Post-Poll Violence occured in Many Places, Sec 144 clamped in Jajpur

Poll Violence-Odisha

Post-poll violence continued unabated in Odisha as many people were injured, houses, shops, vehicles were damaged in various parts of the state including Jajpur, Khurda, Cuttack and Kendrapara districts. The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 as three persons were critically injured in a group clash at Jana village under Panikoili policeContinue Reading…

Odisha Plus II Exams to held from March 6 to 28

Debi Prasad Mishra

The annual Plus Two (+2) examinations under the aegis of Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) will commence from March 6 to 28. The School & Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra on Wednesday said arrangement has been made for smooth conduct of annual +2 examinations. Around 3,80,707 students in Arts, Science, Commerce and Vocational educationContinue Reading…

Odisha CM asks Party MLAs to reach out People, work for Progress

Naveen Patnaik

Not happy with the party performance in Panchayat Polls, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday directed party MLAs for serious introspection over dismal show in rural polls in some districts. Concerned over the voters’ response and unofficial results of the Panchayat Polls, BJD supremo at the legislative party meeting in the State Assembly today advisedContinue Reading…

Maoists thrash 5 people suspecting Police Informer

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In yet another heartrending incident, Maoists abducted five tribal men of Mahupadar and Kamarpali villages in Malkangiri district last evening, thrashed and taken them to nearest Tulsi hills, suspecting them of being Police informers. The victims reached their homes today morning in a critical condition. All the victims are currently admitted in a hospital andContinue Reading…

BJD wins 4 More Zilla Parishads after 5th Phase Polls

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The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has added four more Zilla Parishads to its kitty and reached an invincible position in yet another at the end of 5th and final phase pollsing in the state. The party won got full majority in Balasore, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Nuapada, taking the tally to 16. In Kandhamal, BJDContinue Reading…

Congress, BJP set to join hands in Nabarangpur to form Zilla Parishad

Nabarangpur-Odisha

Politics makes strange bedfellows. And, it’s coming true in Nabarangpur district. As per the confirmed reports, bitter rivals Congress and BJP have joined hands to stop BJD from capturing the Zilla Parishad there. Out of 26 Zilla Parishad Zones in the district, BJD won 11, followed by Congress (8) and BJP (7). As the magicContinue Reading…

BJD bags 63 out of 69 Zilla Parishad Zones in Naveen’s Home Turf

Naveen Patnaik-Hinjili

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made its presence felt across the state, barring a few exceptions, it could not gain much in Odisha CM and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik’s home turf. BJD has won 63 out of 69 Zilla Parishad Zones in the state. The BJP had to be content with 4 Zones, whileContinue Reading…

77% Voter turnout in 5th & Final Phase Panchayat Polls

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At least 77% voters turned up to exercise their franchise in the fifth and final phase of the Panchayat Polls, informed by the State Election Commissioner (SEC) Rabinarayan Senapati. Subarnapur district remaining at the top in the list with 88% while, Ganjam district standing at 67% with the lowest percentage of voters. The first phaseContinue Reading…