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Editors Guild says govts & agencies acted ‘vindictively’ in Prasar Bharati-PTI, Odisha matters

The Editors Guild of India says Prasar Bharati cancelling its PTI contract & police picking up Odisha journalist ‘threaten & undermine’ independence of media.
Odisha TV journalist Ramesh Rath | Photo: Facebook

Odisha journalist ‘arrested’, channel owned by BJP leader Jay Panda’s wife blames CM Patnaik

Police claim Ramesh Rath was arrested in connection with the circulation of an obscene video, but OTV claims it was for his ‘expose’ on Naveen Patnaik’s chopper run.
File photo of BJD MLA Umakanta Samantray |

BJD MLA booked by Odisha police for attending funeral despite being Covid positive

MLA Umakanta Samantray had attended the funeral of BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy on 4 October. The case was registered under various sections of the IPC and Epidemic Diseases Act.
Chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath before a procession takes off during the Rath Yatra in Puri on 23 June

351 servitors, 53 employees of Shree Jagannath Temple test positive for Covid-19

The official said as most of the servitors are in home isolation after testing positive for the infection and there is a shortage of knowledgeable people to perform rituals.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik outside Parliament House in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint File Photo

Scheduled Tribes panel writes to Odisha govt over spread of Covid among protected tribals

The panel has asked Odisha govt to submit a report on the mitigation strategies adopted by the state to curb the spread of the infection among the tribes.
Villagers looks on the overflowing flooded water as they enter into the agricultural land near Pipli, Odisha, on 30 August 2020 | ANI

How JEE caught Odisha ‘unprepared’ amid Covid and floods

The state administration says it will tide over all the crises, but opposition says real picture is very different.
Flood affects daily life in Odisha | PTI

12 killed in Odisha as rains flood Mahanadi, over 4 lakh affected

Over 3.83 lakh people in 552 villages are marooned, while 2,757 houses have been damaged and 18,534 people have been evacuated, officials said.

Odisha govt directs private hospitals to reserve 10% beds for Covid patients

The notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare department said that all private hospitals having 30 beds or more should include appropriate numbers of ICU beds with ventilators.
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Orissa HC allows woman to live with her same-sex partner, state to provide protection

Orissa HC also extends protection to the 'woman partner' in the relationship under the domestic violence law to secure her rights in case of a separation.
A guest faculty member teaches school girls and students of the fitter trade at Government ITI, Berhampur, Odisha | By special arrangement

How Odisha went from skill development nobody to powerhouse in just 4 years

Out of 49 govt-run ITIs, 11 are in the top 100 list drawn up by Central government. But the transformation runs much deeper than mere rankings.

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The river Ganga in Varanasi

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.


A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.