Samaleswari Temple to Reopen for Devotees from January 3


    Samaleswari temple, the abode of presiding deity of undivided Sambalpur district Goddess Samaleswari, will reopen for all from 3rd January 2021. The district administration took the decision to reopen the temple on Friday. A detailed SOP – Standard Operating Procedure will be released soon for the servitors and devotees.

    Student Sedated and Looted in Bhubaneswar

    Raising a tough question over the state’s safety situation, a +3-student named Piyush in Bhubaneswar was sprayed with sedatives and robbed of around by three miscreants. As per the report, the incident took place in front of the Vivekanand Hospital. They snatched the mobile and purse from him.

    Jeweller Shot Dead in Rourkela

    Some unidentified miscreants open fired on a jeweller and then robbed him near the RGH flyover in Rourkela. The report says the victim was on his way to his home when the miscreants fired upon him and fled the place with jewellery. Raghunathpalli Police has initiated an investigation.

    DL and Learner License System to Get Stringent in Odisha

    The STA- State Transport Authority has informed that getting a learner’s or a driving licence will be a little user-friendly but stricter for the people of Odisha. As per the information, all the LL test centres at RTOs- Regional Transport Offices will now be monitored by IP cameras.

    Locals Rescue Crocodile in Kendrapara

    Locals rescued a 1-feet-long crocodile near Naladia village under Rajnagar block in Kendrapara district. As per the report, the reptile had strayed towards a residential area. Before any mishap, people spotted the animal and rescued it. The reptile has been handed over to Forest officials.

    Odisha Gears up for COVID-19 Vaccine

    The state government has geared up for the COVID-19 vaccination program. As per the report, around 3.2 lakh healthcare workers have been enrolled from 1653 private and 2245 government hospitals. On the other hand, 29,276 centres and 8267 vaccinators have been identified.

    Ancient Jain Statue Found in Koraput

    An ancient statue representing Jainism has been discovered during a temple restoration and excavation at Subai, a place of archaeological importance in Koraput district. As per the report, the department has been conducting restoration of neglected shrines, and during that, they discovered a statue and some remains of temples, a few meters away from the Jain temple.