After diesel prices were reduced in Odisha from Rs 102.22 to Rs 94.74 per litre on May 26, the state government has cut the bus fares, reducing the burden of daily commuters. The reduced rates apply to the stage carriages and not the town buses plying within the state of Odisha. For regular, delux and premium buses, the fare is reduced by three paise, six paise and nine paise, respectively.
In Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram, a 40-year-old woman who went to the beach to collect seaweed, was reportedly abducted and killed by six natives of Odisha who work at a shrimp farm on May 26. After she went missing, her husband lodged a complaint, after which, her body was found partially burnt. Agitated locals, who also accused that she was sexually assaulted, set fire to the farm, and thrashed the accused.
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik virtually inaugurated the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) in 90 schools on May 24. The International Olympic Committee created the OVEP as a practical set of resources. CM Naveen Patnaik remarked that this was the start of a new Olympic movement in India. The program's goal is to spread this value-based education so that children may grow up to be active, healthy, and responsible citizens.
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In Odisha's Bhadrak, Section 144 has been imposed by the district administration after receiving complaints alleging a church to be involved in conversion of innocent tribals to Christianity. With this, not more than three persons are allowed to gather within the vicinity of the church, and the church gate is sealed. Sub collector of Bhadrak Manoj Patra said, "we found out that there is some breach of peace between communities".
CPI-M leader and former MP Shivaji Patnaik passed away on May 23. The 92-years-old, and was admitted to a private hospital, after the potassium level in his blood dropped. The news of Patnaik's demise was confirmed by CPI-M Secretary Ali Kishore Patnaik. Highlighting Shivaji's political career, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bhubaneswar in 1977, 1989, and 1991. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter.
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In Odisha's Kalahandi district, the police rescued a pangolin from Karnikhunti village, after a tip-off was given to the special task force personnel. On May 23, the police confirmed the arrest of one person on charges of wildlife trafficking. The endangered animal was handed over to the divisional forest officer under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. pangolin's body is covered with overlapping scales made of keratin, trafficked for… read-more
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A budgetary provision has been made by the Odisha government for the development of a mega Aluminium park in Angul. CM Naveen Patnaik chaired a cabinet meeting with the ministers and took the decision. Around Rs 428.95 crore has been approved for the said project and it is expected to be completed by 2024. Reportedly, the cabinet also approved proposals for creation of land bank for industry and infrastructure.
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The quarter-finals of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2022 were contested at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on May 14. Jharkhand defeated Maharashtra in the opening game, to advance to the semi-finals. Haryana defeated Uttar Pradesh in the second quarter-final match of the day, following an exciting encounter. Karnataka defeated Punjab in the third quarter-final match. Odisha defeated Madhya Pradesh in the day's last quarter-… read-more
According to the Meteorological Department Cyclone 'Asani' is probably recurving, strong winds and rainfall can occur in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal on May 11. Wind speed can reach 96-105 gusting km per hour to 115 km per hour. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea area over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal on May 9-10, over Bay of Bengal from May 10-12.
According to the Meteorological Centre the cyclone storm 'Asani' is going to move northwestwards till the night of May 10. Rainfall is going to effect many places over districts of coastal Odisha, heavy rainfall can occur at districts like Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri. Weather department advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea area over central part of Bay of Bengal on May 9-10 and Northwest parts on May 10-12.