While scorching heat has made life miserable in the State, frequent occurrence of fire incidents have added to woes of people in many villages during last three-four weeks.
In a major jolt to the ruling BJD, the Election Commission of India has asked the Kendrapada Election Officer to file a criminal case against Kendrapada MLA Kishore Chandra Tarai for putting wrong information in his affidavit filed during 2014 general elections.
The Bhadrak district administration continued to relax curfew for 14 hours for consecutive sixth day on Tuesday in Bhadrak town from 6 am till 8 pm in view of continued improvements.
Keeping in view the blistering heat wave situation which has sent life on back foot in most parts of the State, the Odisha Government has announced summer vacation in advance today. Earlier, the summer vacation was scheduled to start on May 3.
Making Odisha proud and taking the traditional ‘Pattachitra’ to new heights, an Odisha-based woman fashion designer Dolly Parekh has been conferred with prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award at Mumbai recently.
It seems the summer woe in the State is far for receding so early in the State with the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre predicting hotter days ahead today. Predicting continuation of heat wave situation in most parts of the interior and western Odisha, the Centre forecasted Norewester in the State Capital Bhubaneswar in next 24 hours.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who is on Delhi visit these days is scheduled to meet former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Bajpayee today evening. Naveen would meet Bajpayee and hold discussion at the latter’s residence at the capital city.
In a heart wrenching incident in the Rajkanika block of Kendrapara district, an elderly man was killed in crocodile attack. The incident occurred while the victim was taking bath in the streams of river Baitarani.
In broad daylight mayhem in the Nabarangpur district today, looters decamped with lakhs breaking open a stationary car’s windowpane. The loot raised concern among the locals as the area where the incident occurred happens to be a crowded one.
The Odisha Legislative Assembly will have a special session for two days on May 18 and 19 to discuss and endorse amendments of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which is a prerequisite for making the bill into an Act, according to sources.