Tatha Yatra at Jaipur, Odisha

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Rath Yatra To Begin Ahead Of Durga Puja; COVID Protocols Mandatory

Owing to the COVID-19 protocols, the 9-day Rath Yatra at Biraja Temple started on October 6 in Jaipur. The District Magistrate Chakravarti Singh Rathore stated that due to the pandemic we are trying to balance people's life as people can visit to temple between 5 AM to 1 PM. Further, Rama Chandra Pani, a local priest said, "we are not allowed to participate but darshan is allowed."

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 - 01:00 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Navratri, Rath Yatra, Jaipur, Odisha, Covid-19

Courtesy: Ani News

Transgenders

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Odisha Govt Announces 'Equal Opportunity Policy' For Transgenders

The state of Odisha has established an equal opportunity policy for transgenders. Within 15 days of filing a complaint, the policy will result in the appointment of a complaint officer to address their concerns. Any employee who discriminates against or harasses transgenders will be disciplined. According to a senior government official, equal job opportunities will be given to all regardless of their age, gender, sexual-orientation, race,… read-more

Wed, 06 Oct 2021 - 01:01 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Transgender, Odisha, Odisha government, Equality

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Chatra Protsahan Yojana

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Odisha Govt Announces Free Coaching To SC, ST Students: Chatra Protsahan Yojana

Students belonging to the SC and ST communities will be eligible for free coaching under the new Chatra Protsahan Yojana, which was introduced by the Odisha government on October 5. The coaching will target Medical and Engeneering entrance examinations. The students will be selected on the basis of class 10th merit list. About 320 students will be selected for the scheme.

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 - 12:07 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Odisha, Chatra Protsahan Yojana, Scheduled Castes, free education

Courtesy: ANI News

Dead elephant lying on ground in forest

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Odisha Govt Announces Rs 445.75 Cr To Save Jubos From Electrocution

The Odisha government on October 1 allotted Rs 445.75 crore to power distribution companies in the state to take all precautionary measures to save elephants from being electrocuted. The money will be used to cover all naked overhead 11 kilovolts KV Lines here. Reportedly, poachers also use naked low tension (LT) power lines to kill the animals. Odisha has lost 7 jumbos in the last 10 months. 

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 06:32 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Elephants, Electrocution, Power lines, Poachers, Odisha

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Akash Prime

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Akash Missile's Latest ‘Akash Prime’ Successfully Destroys Unmanned Target

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on September 27, successfully tested a new version of the Akash Missile – "Akash Prime" Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking enemy aircraft, in its maiden flight test after improvements, the DRDO said. Rajnath Singh, DRDO chairman Dr. GS Reddy congratulated the defence forces for the successful flight… read-more

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 09:26 PM / by Harsh V Singh

Tags: Akash Missile System, Odisha, DRDO

Courtesy: Times Now News

A fisherman securing his boat at coast.

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Cyclone Gulab To Hit Odisha & Andhra Pradesh, Warns IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned against a cyclone 'Gulab' which will hit the North Andhra-South Odisha coast on the evening of September 26. Reportedly, it'll have wind speed up to 95kmph and will cause extremely heavy rain in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and south Chhattisgarh. Besides, IMD also issued orange alerts for Vidarbha, Telangana, Marathwada, Konkan coast, including Mumbai and… read-more

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 11:40 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: cyclone, Gulab, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, IMD

Cyclone

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Bay Of Bengal On Low Pressure; Cyclone Alert For Andhra Pradesh & Odisha

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, a cyclonic storm is likely to build up in the Bay of Bengal near the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in the next 12 hours. A notification alerting the states has been released on September 25. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, and the interiors of Telangana are predicted to witness heavy rainfall on September 25 and 26. 

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: IMD, cyclone, Bay of Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, depression

Courtesy: India Today

Bikers amid heavy rainfall.

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IMD Issues Red, Orange And Yellow Alert In Odisha's 21 Cities

Considering a depression over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining the Odisha coast, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in seven districts of Odisha for the next 24 hours on September 12. Moreover, IMD also issued an orange alert in six districts and a yellow alert in eight districts. ''There are also chances of flash floods,'' said Umashankar Das, a scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 10:20 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Red Alert, orange alert, IMD, Odisha, Flash Flood

Courtesy: Zee News

35 People Arrested In Odisha For Illegally Destroying Reserve Forest Area

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35 Arrested In Odisha For Destroying Reserve Forest

Odisha Forest and Environment Department arrested 35 people for illegally destroying a reserve forest area in order to ''construct permanent dwelling units'' in Sambalpur district on September 8. To stop the offenders, the Odisha govt has also increased the reward from Rs 1,000 to 5,000 for providing information about such people. According to the state Environment Minister, the govt has recorded 55,412 forest offences in the last five years… read-more

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Forest Department, Odisha, FOREST, deforestation

Courtesy: The Hindu

Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha CM Intends To Transform Over 1000 Govt Schools With Modern Facilities

Over 1000 government schools in Odisha will be altered with modern facilities like smart classrooms, e-library cum reading rooms, modern science laboratory, hygienic toilets, safe drinking water, and sports facilities, said Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. He further stated on August 21, that these changes will offer new opportunities for the students and will enable them to accomplish their dreams. Besides, Patnaik inaugurated 10 schools with… read-more

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 - 07:51 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Odisha, Schools, Smart Classroom, students

Courtesy: NDTV