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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 […]

Devotees not allowed to climb chariots

Only the Shankaracharya of Puri Govardhan Peeth, Gajapati King of Puri and ‘Palia Sevayats’, who have to perform designated duties on raths, can climb the chariots of Lord Jagnnath during the annual Rath Yatra, Puri Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati said. “Nobody else should climb the chariots or touch the deities during the annual festival,” the Shankaracharya […]

Potato price in Odisha skyrockets

The price of potato continues to skyrocket following the trend of most other vegetables in Odisha. The prices have been hovering around Rs 30 in the city’s largest wholesale market at Unit-I for the past seven days. This has raised the rates at other places in the city to almost Rs 40 a kg. The […]

No Odisha JEE for Engineering from 2014

Odisha will no longer conduct its own JEE (state-level joint entrance examination) in engineering from next year 2014. Authorities decided to adopt the JEE-Main score to select students for admission to tech schools. Other than Odisha, Gujarat and Maharashtra have also decided to adopt JEE-Main. West Bengal is expected to adopt it from 2015-16. The […]

Prime Minister cancels Odisha visit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scheduled visit to Odisha today (November 2) has been cancelled, sources from PMO said. The fresh date on his Odisha tour will be finalised soon, sources added. According to the earlier information, the Prime Minister was scheduled to come to Odisha to have an aerial look at the Phailin and flood-affected […]