In a ray of hope for denizens in the State suffering blistering heat wave condition over last few days, the Meteorological Department predicted low-pressure induced rainfall over several places in Odisha till next week.
In a bizarre kind of incident in the Jajpur district today a minor girl was mowed down by a Bolero accidentally.
Protesting frequent unannounced power cuts in Keonjhar town adjacent areas, angry people on Thursday gheraoed the Nesco Executive Engineer office in Keonjhar and put a garland of old torn shoes around the SDO’s neck. Further, the aggrieved people under the aegis of Keonjhar Sachetan Nagarika Mancha have called for a 12-hour Keonjhar bandh on May 31.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari to initiate measures for immediate construction of another bridge over river Brahmani near Rourkela on National Highway-143.
A Kangaroo court in Nabaghanapur in Nayagarh district on Wednesday detained five workers of a utensil factory as the workers continued with their jobs in the unit despite the former’s restriction.
At least six persons were injured, three critically when bus they were travelling in overturned near Machhagaon in Jagatsinghpur district today.
Nagada, a hilltop village, in Jajpur district which had grabbed national headlines in July last year due to the death of more than 20 Juanga tribal kids due to malnutrition, has once again hit the headlines. A tribal kid has died of malaria earlier this week while another affected kid was undergoing treatment at the Jajpur District Headquarters Hospital.
After being hit diarrhoea, there has been a marked increase in the number of patients of malaria in tribal dominated Kalahandi district creating panic among the people.
The Matric supplementary examination will begin on June 1 and run till June 7, according to information available from the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.
It seems that cattle protection activists are watchful everywhere now to thwart acts of illegal transportation of cows and oxen by traders.