Archive for the ‘Oriya News’ category

Odisha beat Jharkhand by nine wickets

Odisha beat Jharkhand by 9 wickets in the Ranji Trophy match played at the DRIEMS ground at Tangi near Cuttack today. This is the first time that Odisha has beaten its neighbour in the Ranji matches. Odisha first innings – 307 (Pati 94, Yadav 5-61), 2nd innings – 109 for 1 (Rout 67*), Jharkhand 1st […]

Ruling BJD swept 2nd phase of ULB polls

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has scored a resounding victory in the second phase of urban local body (ULB) polls in western Odisha by winning a clear majority in 15 municipalities and notified area councils (NACs). Opposition Congress, managed to get majority only in Barpali NAC of Bargarh district, while BJP secured majority only […]

TeachAIDS to release Odia film on HIV

TeachAids, a non-profit social organisation, spun out of Stanford University, US, has developed an animated course work for HIV education in Odia that is likely to be introduced in schools and colleges from next year. It would be released on December 1, World AIDS Day. A preview of the film was screened for the media […]

Cyclone to trigger heavy rains in Odisha

Severe cyclonic storm ‘Helen’, packed with wind speed reaching up to 120 kmph, is likely to trigger heavy rains together with strong surface wind in some places of Odisha during next two days. It will hit southern Andhra Pradesh coast on Friday afternoon, the weather department has warned. The alert comes even as the state […]

AIPMT for admission in MBBS and BDS

Just a few weeks after it switched to national level JEE (Main) for Engineering entrance, Odisha govt Tuesday gave its consent to participate in All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), the national level entrance for admission in MBBS and BDS courses in state medical colleges. In a letter to an official of CBSE, who conducts […]

Soumya Ranjan launches new party

Expelled Congress leader Soumya Ranjan Patnaik on Monday said he would convert his non-government organization ‘Ama Odisha’ into a political party soon. Former MP and the owner of a media conglomerate, Soumya had been weighing all kinds of options for his political survival ever since he was expelled from the Congress on charges of anti-party […]

Potato and salt prices skyrocket in Odisha

People of the state shedding tears due to high prices of onion, have a new problem at hand: potato has been selling at anywhere between Rs 40 and Rs 80 a kilo in many towns of Odisha for almost a week. And to make matters worse, the price of salt shot up to Rs 60 […]

Papu Pam Pam joins BJD

In keeping with the current trend of film stars joining politics, Odisha’s most popular comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pam Pam joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after meeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence on Sunday. On joining the ruling party, the actor said his immense liking for the BJD has attracted […]