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March 20, 2018

Rs 185 cr budget tabled for Puri Sri Mandir

Puri: The Managing Committee meeting of Puri Sri Mandir was held today under the chairmanship of Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb where a budget outlay of Rs 185 crore was tabled for the fiscal year 2018-19 for Jagannath temple.…

BJP, Congress against special category status to Odisha: BJD

Bhubaneswar: While politics over special category state status to Odisha continues, BJD MP Kalikesh Singh Deo today reiterated that the party will intensify its demand to get the status for the State even though BJP and Congress are against…

Ruling-BJD delegation meets agitating farmers

Bhubaneswar: A five-member delegation of the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday met the farmers sitting on dharna at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar following threats from them to gherao the Odisha Assembly on March 21. Alleging neglect by…

Farmer suicides rose 142 percent in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: An increase of 142 percent in farmers' suicide in Odisha has been reported by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), said Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh today in a written reply in Rajya…

Names of 39 Indians confirmed dead in Iraq

New Delhi: Of the 39 Indians whose killings in Iraq were confirmed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday, 27 were from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, six from Bihar and two from West Bengal. According to the…

Charges of favouritism surface in Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: Resentment is brewing within Congress leaders in the State after exclusion of a few heavyweights from the new list of members of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and this is evident from the fact that a few from the party…

Minor girl gang raped, kept ‘hidden’ by tormentors

Balasore: In yet another shameful incident, a minor girl was allegedly gang raped, tortured and kept hidden by four persons in a forest near Nilagiri in Balasore district. The shocking incident has been reported from Putibandha village…