The legendary and famous music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away on Tuesday at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 84. As per family sources, he was suffering from acute pneumonia and also had a kidney-related ailment. He composed “Konark Gatha” the first modern Odia ballad.

One Quintal Adulterated Paneer Seized in Cuttack

The CMC and Chauliaganj police officials seized near about one quintal adulterated paneer on Wednesday. Also, police officials arrested one person in this case. The adulterated  paneer was captured near the OMP square on its way from Kolkata to the Cuttack. This paneer has been prepared using flour, urea, glycerine, wastage milk, detergent powder, sulphuric acid, etc. 

No Wireless in 38 Police Stations in Odisha

There are 38 police stations in Odisha that do not have a wireless communication facility. According to reports, three police stations have no telephone, and four police stations have no vehicles. 

Rs. 3,004.63 Crores Approved for Paradip Port Development Project

On Wednesday the Union Cabinet approved Rs. 3,004.63 crore for the Paradip Port development project. However, the estimated cost for this project is Rs. 3,004.63. This project includes developing Western dock, handling capesize vessels at the port, shipping and waterways, etc. 

Foundation Day of Utkal Sammilani Celebrated

The Foundation Day of Utkal Sammilani was observed on Wednesday. It was celebrated by garlanding the statue of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das. This sammilani was held at Raj Bhavan square. Mr Dillip Dashsharma, the Mancheswar branch president of Utkal Sammilani, presided over the function.

Zero Night Celebration Prohibited in Odisha on the Eve of New Year

The Government of Odisha has banned the zero night celebration across Odisha as more public gathering is potential for the spread of coronavirus disease. As more people congregate in parks, temples, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and other public locations on the New Year, the state government has prohibited such activities. 

COVID-19: 315 New Positive Cases Registered in Odisha

315 new positive COVID-19 cases have been detected in Odisha in the last 24 hours. From these 315 cases, 181 cases have been detected from quarantine centres, and rest 134 are from local contacts. With this, the state’s positive cases tally rose to 3,29,621.