Archive for the ‘Oriya News’ category

Heavy rainfall in Odisha from Oct 23

Director of regional meteorology department S.C. Sahoo said a low pressure off the Tamilnadu coast was likely to develop into a deep depression. Under its impact, there is also a possibility of heavy rainfall in southern districts of Odisha between October 23 and 27. It has worried the administration as it might affect restoration in […]

Debashis first Grand Master from Odisha

Twenty-one year old odia chess player Debashis Das on Friday became the first-ever Grandmaster from Odisha. According to World Chess Federation (FIDE) rules, a player must win three GM norms and cross 2500 rating points at least once in his career to become a Grandmaster. Debashis secured his third GM norm in the A category […]

Floods hit Odisha after cyclone Phailin

After cyclone Phailin, Odisha is now facing the threat of floods. Balasore is the worst affected district with more than 68,000 people hit by the overflowing rivers. Subarnarekha, Baitarani and Budhabalang rivers are flowing above the danger mark. The other flood-hit districts in the state are Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Bhadrak. Floods triggered in major rivers […]

Odisha Phailin cyclone live updates

Cyclone Phailin on Sunday left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people and destroying paddy crops worth about Rs 2,400 crore, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped from widespread loss of life. East Coast Railway on Sunday resumed train services and ran some special trains to carry stranded […]

Odisha on high alert as cyclone nears

Cyclone Phailin hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands yesterday and is expected to reach the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha over the next two days, according to the MeT department. Officials yesterday said that a depression over north Andamans was expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross north Andhra Pradesh […]

City bus service to introduce Smart card

Dream Team Sahara (DTS) has decided to introduce ‘smart card’ system for commuters on October 10, which coincides with the third anniversary of its launch. DTS chief executive officer Sudhansu Jena said it would help address the problem of coin scarcity. To avail of the cashless travel experience, one has to get the card from […]

Odisha bus fare hike by 4-7 paise per Km

Bowing to a long-pending demand from private operators, Government of Odisha announced a hike in the bus fares by four to seven paise per km with effect from Sunday. The decision comes days after the state bus owners association demanded a revision of the fares in view of the recent hike in diesel and petrol […]

Board plans grade system for Matric

Odisha government is planning to push reforms in the 2014 HSC examination on the footsteps of the pattern followed by CBSE. Although Gujarat and Karnataka state boards have already reformed their education system, the state government plans to implement the same reforms to check rising cases of depression and suicide cases among students. The Board […]

Odisha Governor gives assent to two bills

S C Jamir, Governor of Odisha has given assent to Odisha State Cooperative (Amendment) Bill 2013 and Odisha Self-Help Cooperative (Repeal) Bill 2013. Governor cleared both the Bills which were passed by Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) during its recently concluded session. Repealing Odisha Self-Help Co-operative Act, 2001, Odisha Government had promulgated an Ordinance, which ended […]