Learner’s License Validity Extended till March 2021


The State Transport Authority has extended the validity of Learner’s Licence, which had expired on December 31, 2020, till March 31, 2021. As per the sources, an order issued stated that the step has been taken considering the difficulties faced by learner’s license holders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The learner’s license tests have started throughout the state from November 16 onwards.

FIR Lodged against Dharmendra Pradhan and Others

On Sunday, an FIR was lodged against Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders of the BJP for disrespecting the National Flag during an event at Dhenkanal. As per the sources, the Union Minister and other senior functionaries of BJP sat under a tent with the National flag covering the roof at the BJP Krushak Samavesh held at Dhenkanal Mini Stadium.

Working Professionals and Tenants are Allowed to Enter the Shreemandir

After residents of Puri were allowed to enter the Lord Jagannath Temple for darshan of the deities from Saturday, the working professionals and tenants residing in the pilgrim town will also get the privilege for darshan on December 31. The temple was opened Saturday for a ward-wise darshan by the townspeople. 

A Bomb is Thrown after the Fight Overfishing in Puri

Rigidity prevailed on Sunday after a fight between two villagers over the fishing at Daya River. Two villagers were injured after a bomb was hurled by some unidentified person during the battle, as per the sources. The incident took place in the Gadisagada area of Kanas Block in Puri. The Police reached the spot and admitted the injured to Kanas Hospital.

Women and Child Victims should Get the First Attention, said Odisha DGP

Women and children victims must receive priority attention at all levels. The statement was given by the Odisha DGP, Mr. Abhay, during an inaugural speech at the Senior Police Officers’ Conference on Sunday. As per the sources, DGP said, a crime against women must receive priority attention at all levels, with the professional investigation of all crimes remains a priority.

Police Captured Two Persons for Jewellery Store Loot

The Police arrested two persons in link with the Berhampur Jewellery Shop loot from Chhattisgarh on Sunday. According to the sources, a police team has gone to Allahabad to locate the person who bought the stolen gold, and one group is in Chhattisgarh to recover the remaining stolen ornaments. They caught the accused from that place.

Two Dead and many Injured as Minibus Plunged to Road Divider

In a dire incident today morning, two persons were killed and around ten injured after a minibus plunged into a road divider near Balughat. At about 8 am, the incident occurred when a speeding minibus carrying more than 15 passengers hit the divider and toppled on its side on the road.