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Odisha: State in eastern India
Odisha, formerly Orissa, is an Indian state located in eastern India. It is the 8th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population. The state has the third largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India.. It neighbors the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has a coastline of 485 kilometres (301 mi) along the Bay of Bengal. The region is also known as Utkala and is mentioned in India's national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana". The language of Odisha is Odia, which is one of Classical Languages of India.

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Odisha named 'Best Marine State' for fisheries by centre [Video]

Odisha named 'Best Marine State' for fisheries by centre

Pratap Sarangi, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries on November 21 launched the logo of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana in Delhi on World Fisheries Day. During the event,..

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Driving licenses to be suspended for 3 months in Odisha for riding without helmets [Video]

Driving licenses to be suspended for 3 months in Odisha for riding without helmets

Odisha government directed transport and police authorities to suspend licences of two wheeler riders for 3 months if seen riding without helmets. Odisha Transport Minister, Padmanabha Behera said,..

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Parts of Odisha experience dense fog [Video]

Parts of Odisha experience dense fog

The cold weather conditions continued to prevail in several areas of Odisha. Seven districts of Odisha, including Bhadrak were seen covered in dense fog on November 20. India Meteorological Department..

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Odisha CM holds meeting over COVID situation [Video]

Odisha CM holds meeting over COVID situation

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting on COVID-19 situation in the state on November 18. People above 60 years and pregnant women will be given priority in vaccination along..

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Odisha MLAs, ministers undergo COVID test ahead of winter session [Video]

Odisha MLAs, ministers undergo COVID test ahead of winter session

Ahead of the winter session of Odisha Assembly, all MLAs and ministers underwent mandatory COVID-19 test on November 17. The session will start from November 20 and will continue till December 31 this..

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Watch: DRDO test fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile air defence system [Video]

Watch: DRDO test fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile air defence system

DRDO successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air missile for the second time on Tuesday. DRDO’s back to back test trials of QRSAM was lauded by the defence minister Rajnath Singh. The..

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Sudarsan Pattnaik dedicates sand art to soldiers on Diwali [Video]

Sudarsan Pattnaik dedicates sand art to soldiers on Diwali

The renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand sculpture at Puri beach in Odisha. He created the sand art on occasion of Diwali. Pattnaik dedicates his sand sculpture to brave soldiers.

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Watch: India’s Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles tested; 30 km range [Video]

Watch: India’s Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles tested; 30 km range

India’s Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system achieved a major milestone on Friday by directly hitting a pilotless target aircraft (PTA) at medium range and medium-altitude after being..

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Kali Puja: Devotees offer prayers in Kolkata [Video]

Kali Puja: Devotees offer prayers in Kolkata

As Diwali festivities began, devotees thronged temples to offer prayers. Devotees flocked to Kali Ghat in Kolkata. 5-day Kali Puja commenced today. Kali Puja is majorly observed in States of West..

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Watch: Successful test firing of DRDO-developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile [Video]

Watch: Successful test firing of DRDO-developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile

Successful firing tested of the Defence Research and Development Organisation- developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile system off the coast of in Odisha's Balasore on November 13. The Missile..

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Watch: Huge crowd flout social distancing norms at Odisha market amid festive season [Video]

Watch: Huge crowd flout social distancing norms at Odisha market amid festive season

People rushed to markets amid festive season in Odisha's Bhubaneswar. On November 13, a huge crowd was seen at Bapuji Nagar market. The social distancing norms were flouted as people came out for..

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Panjab University professor traces roots of 1857 revolt slain soldiers [Video]

Panjab University professor traces roots of 1857 revolt slain soldiers

A professor of Panjab University traced identities of Ajnala skeletal, which was excavated in the year of 2014 from a well in Ajnala near Amritsar. Most of Ajnala teeth belonged to adult males between..

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First in history! Students from Odisha get selected for NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2021 [Video]

First in history! Students from Odisha get selected for NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2021

Navonmesh Prasar Student Astronomy Team (NaPSAT), comprises of 10 school students, selected to participate in NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2021, which is scheduled for April. NaPSAT is an..

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6 family members found dead at their home in Odisha's Balangir [Video]

6 family members found dead at their home in Odisha's Balangir

Six members of a family were found dead in Odisha's Balangir district. They were found dead at their residence. Speaking to media, Balangir SP, Madkar Sandeep Sampat said, "It is a case of murder. A..

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Phase-3 trial of Covaxin begins in Odisha institute

The third phase human trial of Covaxin, the much-awaited indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine, has begun at an institute here, a senior official said on Friday.
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Odisha: India successfully test fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile in Balasore

The missile is canisterised for transportation and launch using a mobile launcher capable of carrying 6 canisterised missiles, the defence ministry said in a release.All QRSAM weapon system elements..
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Bypoll results 2020: Counting and results to be declared on 56 assembly seats in 11 states including MP

Bypoll results 2020 to 56 assembly seats in 11 states will be declared on Tusday. Bypolls to the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland,..
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Important news for Goans: Citizens allowed to burst crackers in certain time slots, check here

States like Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Chandigarh, Haryana, Karnataka has imposed a ban on the selling and bursting of firecrackers
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Unlock 5.0: Fearing second wave of COVID-19, Odisha decides to keep schools closed

Amid speculation of second COVID-19 wave hitting the country from mid-December, the Odisha government has extended the closure of schools in the state.
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Caught on camera: Ultra rare, endangered black tiger spotted in Odisha

A genetic defect causes the black stripes on the tiger. The animal with this defect has thick black stripes, with little space between them.
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DRDO test fires Pinaka rocket system

The premier military research organisation said a total of six rockets were launched in quick succession and the tests met "complete mission objectives". "Enhanced version of PINAKA Rocket System,..
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Odisha govt bans sale, use of firecrackers amid COVID-19 crisis

The Government of Odisha has banned the sale and use of firecrackers across the state from November 10 to 30 in the public interest.
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Rajasthan & Odisha ban crackers for safety of Covid patients

The Odisha government on Tuesday banned the sale and use of firecrackers from November 10-30, worried over the impact it may have on Covid-19 patients. Karnataka, meanwhile, is mulling a similar..
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Voting underway for bypolls on 54 Assembly seats in 10 states

A total of 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 8 in Gujarat, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 each in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka and Jharkhand, and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Haryana going to polls..
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PAC Ranking: Kerala, Goa, best-governed states, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at bottom

In the same category, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar were at the bottom of the ranking table with negative scores.
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Odisha: CM Patnaik launches web portals for student scholarships, inter-caste marriage incentives

As per a statement, 21 scholarships would be offered by eight state departments and more than 11 lakh students would benefit from the portal.
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COVID-19 vaccine: Phase 3 of human trial of Covaxin to begin at Odisha's SUM hospital soon

A total of 21 medical institutes were selected across the country by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) where the third phase trial would be conducted.
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Odisha, Goa swear by plasma therapy despite ICMR’s note


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Odisha techie’s AI tool helps Nobel winner WFP


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Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Odisha lead slowdown in Covid-19 cases


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India successfully test-fires Anti-tank Missile off Odisha coast


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BJP’s Jay Panda equates Odisha with Pakistan, faces flak from BJD


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New low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal, heavy rainfall expected in Odisha till Oct 22


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NEET 2020: Soyeb Aftab from Odisha secures top rank, becomes first person to score full marks in medical exam

The feat has never before been achieved in the NEET exam.
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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to not celebrate birthday today due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

This will be the third consecutive year the BJD supremo will give his birthday celebrations a miss.
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Heavy rainfall leaves 32 dead in Telangana; Hyd streets flooded

At least 23 people were killed in Telangana on Wednesday after a deep depression passed over the state, unleashing heavy rain and widespread destruction. Heavy rain was reported in Andhra Pradesh,..
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15 killed as heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Odisha


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Odisha faces rain fury as depression over Bay of Bengal crosses Andhra Pradesh

The authorities have started shifting people from vulnerable areas of worst-affected Gajapati district in Odisha, where normal life was disrupted.
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Odisha: By-polls for Balasore, Tirtol constituencies to be held on Nov 3; results on Nov 10

The Election Commission of India on Friday issued notification for the by-elections to Balasore and Tirtol Assembly Constituencies of Odisha to be held on November 3.
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SC notice to Centre, others on PIL seeking rescue of Indian workers in Gulf

A three-judge bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose issued notices to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the CBI as also Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttar..
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Robber uses YouTube tricks to loot two banks in Odisha

Jena thought of the plan after he suffered heavy losses in his business due to the lockdown. The accused also had accounts in both the banks.
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Bay of Bengal depression: AP & Odisha could see heavy rain


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Assam flood situation improves; widespread rains in Odisha


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NCRB places Odisha on top in child pornography cases for 2nd year


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WHO lauds Odisha govt for efficient COVID-19 management, despite cyclone Amphan, influx of migrants

An article titled "From governance to community resilience: Odisha`s response to COVID-19" published on WHO`s website praises the state government for the measures it took to contain the spread, and..
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By-election in 56 assembly seats across country on November 3, includes 28 from Madhya Pradesh

By-elections on 56 assembly constituency across states include 28 from Madhya Pradesh, eight from Gujarat, seven from Uttar Pradesh, two each from Jharkhand, Nagaland, Karnataka, Manipur, Nagaland, and..
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'Rail roko' agitation in Punjab against farm bills extended till September 29

Protests against the farm legislations have been witnessed in various parts of the country including Haryana and Odisha.
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DRDO conducts successful flight test of ABHYAS

India on Tuesday successfully conducted the flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) - from a test range in Odisha, government sources said. The trial, carried out by the..
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BJD's opposition to farm bills triggers political debate in Odisha

Opposition to the farm bills by Biju Janata Dal, which has backed the Narendra Modi Government on many issues in the past, has triggered sharp reactions in Odisha political circles with the BJP leaders..
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BJD to back NDA candidate in RS deputy chairman election: Naveen Patnaik

BJD president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik declared his party's support to NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh in the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election likely to be held on Monday.
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Chellakumar replaces Jitendra Singh as new AICC in-charge of Odisha


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BJD issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in House on Sept 14

The party issued the whip a day after JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called up BJD supremo and his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik to extend support to NDA nominee Harivansh..
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With HSTDV technology, India now enters the elite club of hypersonic regime; here's why it matters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successfully demonstrating the hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology with the flight test..
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We will form govt in Odisha with 50% vote: Nadda to BJP workers


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CHSE Odisha class 12 Arts stream exams 2020: Results to be declared soon, check @orissaresults.nic.in.

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32 yrs on, Orissa high court clears two men of murder charge


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COVID-19: Health ministry to rush central teams to UP, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha

As per the government's statement on Monday, these central teams will assist the state government to strengthen containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management to combat the..
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Central teams to 4 states where Covid cases have surged

The health ministry will deploy central teams in four states — Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha — after a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in these states, with some reporting more..
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Centre to deploy teams in UP, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha to tackle rising Covid cases

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NEET, JEE Main 2020: These states to provide free travel, accommodation for candidates

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and flood-like situation across the country, states like Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh have decided to provide free travel and accommodation to..
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Odisha government to provide free transportation, accommodation to NEET, JEE applicants


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JEE-NEET: Odisha govt to facilitate transportation for aspirants

The government will provide free transportation and accommodation to those who do not have any arrangement, informed Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.
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Heavy rain triggers flood in Odisha's Bhadrak district, water-level of Baitarani river rises

Due to heavy rainfall and flooding, 7 persons have died and 2 are missing in the last 3 days in Odisha.
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Downpour triggers flood in Odisha, IMD forecasts intense rainfall in central, north India


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