Odisha HC asks state government to clarify stand on school fee waiver, verdict deferredThe HC on September 29 posted the matter to October 19 when the association of DAV schools in the State raised objections over the MoU agreed upon during the mediation. Curbs on cremation at Swargadwar lifted Bodies of persons dying of Covid will not be allowed for cremation Ponzi firm MD held for duping depositorsPati received information that Swain was arrested by Korba police in Chhattisgarh for duping depositors. Collector seeks disciplinary action on Gunupur tehsildar Since the two sadar RIs are contractual employees, the Collector issued show-cause to them asking why they should not be dismissed from service. Elephant herd in Mayurbhanj, locals on toesResidents of affected villages are spending sleepless nights and using traditional methods like burning logs and beating drums to scare away the elephants. Orissa High Court relaxes idol height norm for nine Durga Puja mandaps in CuttackThe Orissa High Court on Monday allowed nine puja committees in Cuttack city to go ahead with more than 4 ft tall idols for Dussehra. COVID-19 effect: No 'fish bhog' for devotees at durga puja pandals in Cuttack this yearOwing to the State Government #39;s directive for muted celebrations this year, the two puja committees have decided to cook a small quantity of the bhog only for offering to the Goddess. Vig heat on lecturer Simultaneous searches were conducted at six places in the district and one at Andhra Pradesh. Rs 1,656 crore released by Centre for tribal development in Odisha: Dharmendra PradhanAround 6.36 lakh and 5.54 lakh ST students have benefitted under the pre-matric and post-matric scholarship scheme, he added. Daily spike of COVID-19 cases drops below 2,000-mark after two months in OdishaThe test positivity rate on the day remained 5.11 per cent, one per cent more than the previous day, indicating that it could go up if number of tests is increased.