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The Orissa High Court has asked the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and district authorities to ensure that no devotee is allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine. "Darshan of the deities in the temple by the devotees, including VIPs, shall be allowed only up to Bhitar Katha," the ...
The Supreme Court has granted bail to RTI activist Jayanta Kumar Das, who had in 2016 complained to then Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, accusing two sitting judges of the Orissa High Court of wrongdoings, leading to an in-house inquiry against them. Das was in custody since August 8 for allegedly ...

The Orissa High Court topped the list of criminal contempt, with 104 cases pending while the Allahabad High court led in civil cases, with a pendency of 25,370 cases. Under the Contempt of Courts Act, judges of high courts and the Supreme Court can suo motu or on the basis of petitions initiate contempt ...
Bhubaneswar, April 11: Odisha remained by and large peaceful in 2017, particularly with no terrorist activity being reported from anywhere in the state. However, 17 cases of communal discord and 52 Left-wing extremism related incidents were reported statewide, and Maoist influence remained a ...
department at its meetings held April 7 and as per Section 8 of the Orissa Conduct of Examination Act 1988, a lecturer, senior lecturer and reader assigned evaluation shall not refuse, save under circumstances beyond his control to do the work, he pointed out. As per Section 9 of the Act there is provision ...
After spending more than eight months in jail, RTI activist Jayant Kumar Das, on whose complaint two sitting judges of Orissa High Court are facing in-house inquiry for committing irregularities, is set to come out as the Supreme Court has granted bail to him. This is the second case in which he was arrested ...

Puri: The Orissa High Court directed the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) recently to ban devotees' entry into the Srimandir sanctum sanctorum ('Garvagruha') while hearing a PIL on the renovation of the Jagamohan. Devotees as well as researchers claimed that the HC order has put an end ...
SUNDARGARH: A delegation of Indian bishops went to the Christian places of worship vandalized over Easter in the district of Sundargarh, in Orissa. The prelates were welcomed by a crowd of priests, nuns and local faithful. On behalf of the Indian Bishops' Conference (CBCI), the bishops expressed their ...
Bhubaneswar: The Tourism department has recorded a promotional video on the tourist spots of western Odisha to attract visitors to these sites. The video has views of several tourist spots and heritage sites of Sambalpur, Bargarh and Bolangir districts. It was recently released on the Facebook page of ...
Bhubaneswar: The state government has failed to achieve the target set for construction of pucca houses under various rural housing schemes for 2017-18 fiscal. According to official report, the state has completed construction of 5,11,507 houses against the target of 10,01,066 during the last financial year.
Commenting on the offbeat format of Mettle Meet, Tathagata Satpathy, Editor of Dharitri and Orissa Post, said Mettle Meet is designed to put to test the logical and analytical skills of the participants. Mugging up GK books, therefore, would not be of much help to aspiring participants. He said Orissa Post's ...
BJD MP from Balasore RK Jena had earlier asked whether coal-bearing states like Orissa had requested for a larger share of the coal cess as they have to bear the environmental cost of the same; however, the Centre seemed to evade the question in the Lok Sabha. The MP had also asked the Centre if ...
Monkeys often enter and ransack homes in Orissa and other parts of India, usually looking for food. They aren't shy creatures and are well known petty thieves. They have been known to attack humans, but a police official told the BBC that the Saturday incident was believed to be the first of its kind in India ...
Finance Minister Shasibhusan Behera had presented a budget of Rs 1.20lakh crore for FY 2018-19, while a new legislation 'The Orissa Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018' allowing the state government to invoke anti-defection measures in civic bodies during no-trust voting was passed during the ...
Bhubaneswar: The preliminary rounds of Mettle Meet 2018, Orissa Post's flagship quiz contest, proved beyond all conceivable doubt that the craze for ... Highlighting Mettle Meet's objective of boosting the spirit of quizzing in the state, Tathagata Satpathy, Editor, Dharitri and Orissa Post, observed the contest ...
Nayak continues: “By 1938, there were eleven Gandhi Seva Sangha centres in Orissa and one of them was the Seva Kutir at Beraboi started by Krupasindhu Hota in 1934. Krupasindhu Hota translated Gandhian ideals into action. The three-roomed ashram housed people like Sunamani Devi, Binodini Devi ...
Mohanty was speaking at a seminar in the national capital organised by the Orissa Forum here. ... Referring to the 'Penguin Food Guide to India' article titled 'Feeding the Divine' where the origin of rasagola has been traced to Orissa, Mohanty claimed that the sweetmeat was later commercialised and ...

BJD MP from Balasore RK Jena had earlier asked whether coal-bearing states like Orissa had requested for a larger share of the coal cess as they ... the Centre if coal-bearing states like Orissa had opposed the move to give the entire proceeds of the cess to GST compensation funds besides asking for ...
CUTTACK Condemning the move by some opposition parties to bring in an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, lawyers of Orissa high court have decided to boycott court proceedings on Thursday. The boycott decision was taken at a meeting of the Orissa High Court Bar ...
Khiladi Akshay Kumar tweets thanks to Orissa Akkians Post News Network BHUBANESWAR: A trailer identical to that of the up- coming Akshay Kumar's film 'PadMan' uploaded by Odisha Akkians, a fan group of Khiladi actor, on You Tube grabbed the … Continue reading →. 1,126 total views, 1,126 views ...
Satpathy said that it's a matter of pride for the people of Orissa that a book on such a great personality is being released. He further said that all leading personalities and citizens of the state along with students' representatives will be invited to witness the event. Rejecting allegations that it is a political move ...
The state government had started registration of labourers in 2008-9 by forming Orissa Workers Welfare Board and made provision for several benefits. These include, financial aid for buying tools, safety gear, bicycles, pucca houses, free education for their children, help for marriage of workers' daughters, ...
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Thursday stayed the scheduled election of chairman of the Odisha Bar Council that was fixed to be held on January 21. The HC also adjourned the hearings on two relevant writ petitions in this connection to February 19. The post has been lying vacant following the ...
Speaking about importance of conducting such competition in the state, Skill Development and Technical Education Department secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said Orissa is a hub of skill development. “Our state has nurtured many talented personalities who are now engaged in various fields across the ...
BHUBANESWAR: A trailer identical to that of the up- coming Akshay Kumar's film 'PadMan' uploaded by Odisha Akkians, a fan group of Khiladi actor, on You Tube grabbed the attention of the megastar him- self. After watching the fans-made trailer video, Akshay sent love to his Orissa fans and wrote on his ...
Patnaik said Orissa generates annual revenue for Indian Railways in excess of `15,000 crore. Yet the average route length, with density (16) in the state is much less than the national average (20), and even considerably lower in comparison with adjoining states (West Bengal: 43.4 and Jharkhand: 24.3).
Cuttack: Sisu Bharati School (SBS), Gangamandir Upper Primary School (GUPS) and Orissa Police School (OPS) sealed their semifinal spots in the 19th Bhagaban Das Memorial Inter-School Junior football tournament after registering comprehensive victories in their quarterfinals here, Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar: Orissa fighters performed splendidly to win three gold medals in the recently concluded Fitness Expo and Martial Arts Championship in Mumbai. Satyabrata Behuria won two yellow metals in the (-57kg) category of grappling and (-60kg) category of the mixed martial arts event. Srikant Sekhar ...
4370, 2017) filed by All Orissa Home Guards' Association (AOHGA), clarified that police must respect the citizens' right to a peaceful protest. Significantly, AOHGA filed an application before DCP, Bhubaneswar March 15, for a dharna at Lower PMG March 17. But, the DCP office didn't respond, prompting ...
Cuttack: Opposing illegal sand lifting from Kuakhai river, an advocate from Kalyanpur in Khurda Thursday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Orissa High Court. Petitioner Achyutananda Swain made law department secretary, revenue divisional commissioner (central), Cuttack collector, sub-collector ...
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the collectors of Khurda, Puri, Ganjam and Kendrapara districts to submit affidavits in connection with the protection of wetlands in Chilika and Bhitarkanika. A bench of Chief Justice Vineet Saran and Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi has issued the direction in ...
Pyongyang, Dec 7: A senior United Nations official on a rare high-level visit to North Korea held talks with the North's foreign minister Thursday. Jeffrey Feltman, the UN undersecretary-general for political affairs, met with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on the second full day of the highest-level UN visit to the ...
Sources said the second interim report stressed the publicity and propagation of Jagannath culture in and outside Orissa. The panel has advised the state government to renovate and develop all religious sites and institutions associated with the Srimandir and Jagannath culture. “The panel has proposed ...
The secretary has made this directive as the Finance department and Accountant General, Orissa are pressing hard for submission of UCs. “The necessity of submission of UCs needs no elaboration or explanation. It has been indicated to all the commissioners and EOs in the cluster-level review meetings.
Bhubaneswar: If you are going to petrol pumps to refuel your vehicle, beware that 86 petrol pumps in Orissa have tampered with their equipment to cheat the ... The Thane police have forwarded the list of 86 such petrol pumps to the Director General of Police, Orissa and Controller of Legal Metrology for ...
Bhubaneswar: Multi-talented Orissa sportsperson Anupama Swain bagged two gold medals and a silver medal Wednesday evening at the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championships at Alappuzha in Kerala. However, the other Orissa powerlifter, Pradip Patra missed out on a medal, finishing fifth in the ...
Rainfall is very likely at many places over north Andhra Pradesh and south Orissa from December 7 to 9. Isolated heavy rains are likely December 8 and 9. ... Similarly, he said, north Orissa and interior pockets will witness heavy rains on December 11 and 12. The low pressure will dissipate after December ...
The State Inter-District Wrestling Championships will take place at the Utkal Karate School (UKS) here January 20-21. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Orissa State Wrestling Association, Sunday. It was also decided that various steps will be taken in future for the improvement of the sports in ...
Bhubaneswar: With the moment of reckoning drawing near, Sjoerd Marijne, the coach of the Indian men's hockey team appeared upbeat about the chances of the host nation in the upcoming Hockey World League Finals (HWLF) set to start here December 1. India will face defending champions Australia ...
New Delhi, Nov 30: Tearing into the UPA regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said he was ready to pay a “big political price” for bringing about systemic changes in the country and asserted no one would be able to stop his government from taking “irreversible” decisions. The Prime Minister ...
Meanwhile, the Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) has requested the S&ME department to include Shikshya Sahayaks (SSs) under the Orissa Education (Employees Provident Fund and ex-gratia benefit) Rules 2017. If the government would execute the proposal of OPEPA, ...
According to Naveen, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued the abeyance on 'stop work order' thrice– January 1, 2014, June 23, 2015 and August 12, 2016—without conducting any public hearing by the project authority in the affected areas in the territory of Orissa.
As per the ART recently revised registry of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Orissa still has two registered ART clinics which can offer test tube treatment. As per ICMR registry, Swarnashanti Fertility Clinic at Chandrashekarpur and Centre for Human Reproduction at Kalinga Nagar in the city ...
Paradip: The fishing harbour here started emitting stink a week after a European Union (EU) team expressed satisfaction over the 'hygienic' condition of the harbour. The fishermen have returned to their old way of processing rotten fish on the cabin of trawlers with formalin, a chemical used for preservation ...
Bhubaneswar: Orissa will get three Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) within a fortnight and 20 such facilities by the end of 2018, official sources said. The secretary for ... with jobs in Malayasia. They were flown into that country by agents operating as part of the racket that is spread across parts of Orissa.
The Rapid Action Cell of the NHRC will monitor the case as the Orissa government has failed to arrest the accused. The accused individuals ...
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court Monday granted one more week to the state government for submitting the report of the PK Mohanty Judicial ...
Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) announced Monday, a 15-member U-16 squad for the match against Jharkhand in the Vijay Merchant Trophy ...
Congress has also decided to highlight how the Prime Minister has ignored Orissa's request to hike paddy MSP to `2,930 despite Orissa ...
Indore: Skipper Govind Poddar's (7/102) maiden five-wicket haul was the lone bright spot for Orissa on the second day of their Ranji Trophy ...


 

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