Firecracker heap explodes at Puri Jagannath festival injuring 15

Firecracker heap explodes at Puri Jagannath festival injuring 15

Video grab of an ambulance arriving to take the persons injured in the firecracker heap explosion in Puri, Odisha on May 29, 2024 | Photo Credit: X/@ANI Fifteen people received burn injuries after a heap of firecrackers exploded during Lord Jagannath’s Chandan Jatra festival in Odisha’s Puri on Wednesday night, police said. Hundreds of people … Read more

BJD trying to strike an emotional chord with voters to counter aggressive BJP in Odisha

BJD trying to strike an emotional chord with voters to counter aggressive BJP in Odisha

Voters before casting a vote for the Odisha Assembly Election 2024, at Gopalpur in Ganjam district on May 13, 2024. | Photo Credit: ANI Amidst the acrimonious exchange of words between Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal in the ongoing simultaneous elections in Odisha, the regional party is raking up the issue of personal … Read more

Naveen Patnaik govt. announces cash incentive for 70 lakh SHG members

Naveen Patnaik govt. announces cash incentive for 70 lakh SHG members

Naveen Patnaik. File. | Photo Credit: ANI With the model code of conduct expected to be in force anytime due to the upcoming polls, the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha has stepped up earmarking cash incentives across different sectors. Approximately 70 lakh self-help group members, regarded a significant support base for the ruling Biju Janata … Read more

Ambitious periphery redevelopment of famous Jagannath Temple in Puri to be unveiled in January 2024

Ambitious periphery redevelopment of famous Jagannath Temple in Puri to be unveiled in January 2024

5T Chairman V. K. Pandian reviews the redevelopment work of Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha on Saturday. Photo: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT While the Hindi heartland of the country will be reverberating in the festivities surrounding the inauguration of Ram Temple at Ayodhya in January 2024, the eastern part will see similar ceremonies around the same time with the … Read more

A painting exhibition of a different kind in Odisha’s tribal heartland

A painting exhibition of a different kind in Odisha’s tribal heartland

Saura paintings are seen on the wall of a saura tribal house at Regingtal village in Rayagada district of south Odisha. | Photo Credit: BISWARANJAN ROUT It was a painting exhibition of a different kind featuring a group of artists who were anything but conventional. These weren’t individuals who had already established themselves in the art world, earning … Read more

One killed, 5 injured in bus-car collision on Puri-Konark marine-drive road

One killed, 5 injured in bus-car collision on Puri-Konark marine-drive road

One person was killed and five others were critically injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a private car on Monday in Odisha’s Puri district, police said. The accident took place this morning on Puri-Konark marine-drive road when the car collided with the state-run bus, a senior officer said. “One occupant of the … Read more

Odisha train accident | Are safety protocols of Indian Railways enough?

Odisha train accident | Are safety protocols of Indian Railways enough?

Speed or safety. How to combine both. That’s the solution Indian Railways has to find now after the tragic triple train mishap at Bahanagar Bazar station in Balasore, Odisha, last Friday, as questions have been raised about its functioning. Signalling neglected? Having had a relatively major accident-free record in the recent past, the government and … Read more

Odisha rail accident | Team of doctors rushed to provide medical aid to injured

Odisha rail accident | Team of doctors rushed to provide medical aid to injured

All types of investigation have been ordered, whoever is found guilty will be punished, PM Modi said after visiting the accident site June 04, 2023 09:40 am | Updated 09:44 am IST Rescue workers recover victims’ bodies from a carriage wreckage of a three-train collision near Balasore, in India’s eastern state of Odisha, on June … Read more

Odisha govt plans more eco-retreat camps, to start motorcycling fest to revive tourism

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Odisha govt plans more eco-retreat camps and start motorcycling fest to revive tourism (Photo: IE) In a bid to revive tourism, the Odisha government has decided to establish more eco-retreat camps in the state. It has also decided to start a motorcycling festival in the Kandhamal district this winter to attract more tourists, a senior … Read more