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Class-IX exam decision after April
Class-IX exam decision after April

Amid doubts over the possibility of conduct of school examinations in the State due to the Covid-19 situation, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Sunday said a decision regarding the Class-IX examinations would be taken after April 30. The final decision will be taken after reviewing the Covid-19

CST Act amended; Odisha to reap benefits
CST Act amended; Odisha to reap benefits

With the Union Government taking steps to bring necessary amendment in the CST Act, 1956, Odisha is all set to reap huge benefits in terms of revenue generation. Due to presence of a clause in the Central Act, Odisha was losing Value Added Tax (VAT) more than Rs 500 crore every

Road connectivity to Buddhanath Temple poor
Road connectivity to Buddhanath Temple poor

Even as the Odisha Government is making efforts to boost temple tourism in the State by allocating more than Rs 500 crore to the Tourism Department to create top-class infrastructures, the utter neglect of basic infrastructure of the Buddhanath Temple at Garedipatana village in Balipatna on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar

Red ant chutney medicine for Covid?
Red ant chutney medicine for Covid?

Disposing of a plea which claimed that 'Kaai (red ant) chutney can prevent the Covid-19 virus infection, the Orissa High Court has said the use of red ant chutney or soup by the tribal communities for medicinal and therapeutic purposes is based on their traditional knowledge systems which the court

Utkal Varsity student tests positive
Utkal Varsity student tests positive

Covid-19 has spread its wings to the Utkal University in the second wave of the pandemic as a postgraduate student in the Sociology Department has tested positive for the virus. Following the detection of the Covid case, the university authorities deferred the upcoming first semester examination of PG programme till further

Guv releases book on Dongarias by scribe Patnaik
Guv releases book on Dongarias by scribe Patnaik

A book written by senior journalist and researcher Jitendra Patnaik on the life, struggle, livelihoods and culture of aboriginal tribe Dongria Kondhs was released by Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal here on Thursday. Prof Lal lauded Patnaiks work as rare and useful. Patnaik has set an example for others by visiting the

MBA student held for duping jewellers
MBA student held for duping jewellers

A Special Squad of the Twin City Commissionerate police on Sunday arrested an MBA student of Bengaluru from a five-star hotel in Bhubaneswar for allegedly duping jewellers of lakhs of rupees with fake money debit messages on his mobile phone. The accused was identified as Vishal Lilenga. As per reports,

OHRC to probe in Kpada whistleblower murder
OHRC to probe in Kpada whistleblower murder

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) handed over Dalit rights activist Ranjan Kumar Dass alleged death case to the Additional DG of Police cum-Director Investigation ,OHRC to personally inquire into the matter and submit report within six weeks, in view of the seriousness of the allegations in the case. The direction

Crorepati clerk arrested on DA charges
Crorepati clerk arrested on DA charges

Vigilance officials on Saturday arrested a Senior Clerk posted at the office of Chief Conservator of Forest (Kendu Leaf), Cuttack on the charge of amassing disproportionate assets amounting to over Rs 1.50 crore. During raids conducted on Friday, the anti-graft agency had found properties worth over Rs 3 crore in the

State capital foundation day on April 13
State capital foundation day on April 13

A preparatory meeting was held on Monday at the Capital High School here for celebration of the State capital foundation day. Owing to Covid restrictions, this time the usual three-day-long celebration from April 13 to 15 would be limited to one day only on April 13. It was decided that people

NYCA greets Bidisha for her achievement
NYCA greets Bidisha for her achievement

The Niladrivihar Youth Cultural Association (NYCA), a socio-cultural organisation has greeted Dr Bidisha Panda, a House Surgeon, for receiving gold medal and citation from Odisha Higher Education Minister Aruna Kumar Sahoo in the presence of Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in the 50th Convocation ceremony of Utkal University. Bidisha, daughter of

Shift BU Journalism exam date
Shift BU Journalism exam date

Demanding shifting of the date of internal examination, students of the PG Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the Berhampur University on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Chairman PG Council. The students cited the delay in issuance of the Library Card which was much after the classes began. They