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Explained: Why Odisha’s Mo Bus won the prestigious UN Public Service Awards
India

Explained: Why Odisha’s Mo Bus won the prestigious UN Public Service Awards

As per the UN, the public transport service has been recognised for its role in ‘promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’

Droupadi Murmu sweeps Shiva temple: Why NDA presidential pick whispered into Nandi’s ear, how social media reacted
India

Droupadi Murmu sweeps Shiva temple: Why NDA presidential pick whispered into Nandi’s ear, how social media reacted

In South India, it is believed that when a devotee whispers prayers into the ears of Nandi the prayers will be communicated to Lord Shiva

Watch|BJP presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu sweep floor at Shiva Temple before offering prayers
India

Watch|BJP presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu sweep floor at Shiva Temple before offering prayers

If Murmu gets elected, she will be the first tribal woman, as well as the first person from Odisha, to occupy the top constitutional post. The presidential elections will be conducted on 18 July to elect a successor to incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind and counting of votes will be done on 21 July

Odisha: Three CRPF personnel killed in moaist attack in Nuapada
India

Odisha: Three CRPF personnel killed in moaist attack in Nuapada

It is suspected that the maoists had prior information regarding the movement of the forces, police said

Odisha: BJD MLA booked for failing to turn up at own wedding
India

Odisha: BJD MLA booked for failing to turn up at own wedding

The case was filed under IPC sections 420, 195A, 294, 509, 341, 120B and 34 among others according to the police officials

Southwest monsoon arrives in Odisha, likely to hit Jharkhand in 48 hours
India

Southwest monsoon arrives in Odisha, likely to hit Jharkhand in 48 hours

While Odisha has recorded nearly 70 per cent deficient rainfall by 15 June, Jharkhand has recorded a rainfall deficiency of 60 per cent between 1-16 June

Murder accused, on the run for 24 years, nabbed in Odisha
India

Murder accused, on the run for 24 years, nabbed in Odisha

During the 24 years on the run, Sankar Biswal worked as a daily wage labourer in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Surat and Kerala

India successfully test fires short-range nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile from Odisha
India

India successfully test fires short-range nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile from Odisha

DRDO said that Prithvi-II missiles test fired successfully and met all parameters. The short-range ballistic missile is capable of striking targets with a very high degree of precision

India successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni-IV ballistic missile
India

India successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni-IV ballistic missile

The successful test was part of routine user training launches carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command, according to the defence ministry

Section 498A of IPC: When presumption of ‘innocence’ is replaced with ‘guilt’, it often leads to miscarriage of justice
Opinion

Section 498A of IPC: When presumption of ‘innocence’ is replaced with ‘guilt’, it often leads to miscarriage of justice

Section 498A of the IPC — introduced in 1983 to protect married women from being subjected to cruelty by husband or his relatives — is often misused as a weapon to settle personal scores, rather than being used as a shield against the harasser 

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meets PM Modi in Delhi, discusses 'several issues' regarding state
India

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meets PM Modi in Delhi, discusses 'several issues' regarding state

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik did not reveal the agenda of the meeting, but sources in the party had said presidential elections among other matters came up during the meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Naveen Patnaik on three-day Delhi visit; to meet PM Modi, presidential elections may be on agenda
Politics

Naveen Patnaik on three-day Delhi visit; to meet PM Modi, presidential elections may be on agenda

This is Odisha chief minister's second visit to Delhi in a span of 30 days. Patnaik had last visited the capital for five days starting 29 April

WATCH: Indian Navy conducts maiden test-firing of indigenously developed naval anti-ship missile off Odisha coast
India

WATCH: Indian Navy conducts maiden test-firing of indigenously developed naval anti-ship missile off Odisha coast

A senior Navy official said, 'The firing is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in niche missile technology and reaffirms the Indian Navy's commitment to indigenisation'

'We will miss you': Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to late Andrew Symonds
First Cricket News

'We will miss you': Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to late Andrew Symonds

Symonds, 46, died in a car crash near the Alice River Bridge on Hervey Range Road in Queensland, Australia. According to the police, the former Aussie all-rounder died on the spot after his car rolled off the road in the Townsville area of Queensland.

Cyclone Asani impact: Thousands of Olive Ridley turtle eggs perish in Ganjam
India

Cyclone Asani impact: Thousands of Olive Ridley turtle eggs perish in Ganjam

The erosion in the land mass at the river mouth due to Cyclone Asani near Podampeta has damaged around 15 to 20 per cent of the record 5.5 lakh eggs laid by the sea turtles in the five km-long nesting site from 28 March to 4 April, said a senior forest department official

Cyclone Asani update: Red alert in Andhra Pradesh as cyclonic storm changes direction; NDRF teams deployed in state
India

Cyclone Asani update: Red alert in Andhra Pradesh as cyclonic storm changes direction; NDRF teams deployed in state

In view of Cyclone Asani, the Odisha government has put five districts on high alert as the storm will come 'very close' to land at a place between Kakinada and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Asani: All flights from Visakhapatnam cancelled
India

Cyclone Asani: All flights from Visakhapatnam cancelled

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed many parts of the city and the district, under the influence of Cyclone Asani on Tuesday

Raging severe cyclone Asani likely to weaken on nearing coast
India

Raging severe cyclone Asani likely to weaken on nearing coast

The cyclone will not make landfall either in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh but will move parallel to the east coast and cause rainfall

Odisha: 64 school students residing in 2 hostels in Rayagada district test COVID-19 positive
India

Odisha: 64 school students residing in 2 hostels in Rayagada district test COVID-19 positive

After 64 students of Odisha’s Rayagada district tested COVID-19 positive, authorities have ordered districts to conduct health screening of all boarders in the state

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, Odisha, Bengal on alert
India

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, Odisha, Bengal on alert

Stating that the system will not make landfall either in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh, IMD DG Mrutunjay Mohaptra said the cyclone will move parallel to the east coast and cause rainfall from Tuesday evening