The author teaches biochemistry in a medical college at Manipal University. He has a graduate certificate in public policy from Takshashila Institution. He writes mainly on policy matters, social i ...more

The author teaches biochemistry in a medical college at Manipal University. He has a graduate certificate in public policy from Takshashila Institution. He writes mainly on policy matters, social issues and higher education.


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Poll violence: Fear of defeat haunting BJD, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday targeted the ruling-BJD over rising incidents of poll violence in the State and accused that the fear of defeat in the 2019 Elections is making the regional party...

Attack during Jay Panda roadshow: Odisha BJP moves to CEO

Bhubaneswar: Alleging the involvement of the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the attack during Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda’s roadshow in Aul of Kendrapara district last evening, a delegation of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) led by party’s...

Naveen shields mining mafias: Dharmendra Pradhan

Keonjhar:  Hitting out at Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today alleged that the former has been shielding mining mafias. If voted to power, BJP will arrest and put Sanatan...

EC's flying squad seizes Rs 15 lakh from motorcyclist in Puri

Puri: The flying squad of Election Commission seized cash around Rs 15 lakh from a motorcyclist at Gopinathpur Chhak under Brahmagiri police limits of the district today. While conducting raids at several places in the...

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New Modus operandi in PDS rice diversion detected in Titlagarh

Bolangir: In what appears to be a case of officials of Odisha State Warehousing Corporation (OSWC) cocking a snook at State’s much vaunted PDS system, local residents of Titlagarh revealed how the staff took out...

UPSC rank holder Anya Das pride of Odisha, Jharkhand: Family

Jamshedpur/Bhubaneswar: She is the pride of Odisha and Jharkhand, feel family members and relatives of Anya Das who secured 60th rank in the 2018 civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)....

Protesting Odisha farmer tries to lie down in front of CM's Naveen's carcade

Jagatsinghpur: Members of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on Monday opposed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Jagatsinghpur as a mark of protest against their unfulfilled demands. While the CM and BJD president was returning...

Polling staff dies during election duty in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A 42-year-old polling staff died while voting was underway at booth no-41 in Kantapal area under Parjang Assembly constituency in the district during the third phase polls today. The deceased has been identified as...

Newly-married woman found dead in Jharsuguda; dowry killing alleged

Jharsuguda: A newly married woman was found hanging from the ceiling of her rented house at Jhanda Chhak under Jharusuguda Police limits today. According to sources, the deceased, identified as Adiyta Aishwarya, daughter of Sidharth...

Potato prices skyrocket in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Balasore/Cuttack: Earlier this month, the prices of potato in Odisha were around Rs 8 per kg and within a matter of days they have skyrocketed to Rs 15. The steep rise in potato prices has...

BJP workers nab 'suspected' EVM tinkerer; CEO allays fears

Bhubaneswar/Keonjhar: The Bharatiya Janaja Party (BJP) workers Friday night nabbed a person from the vicinity of the strong room at Odisha School of Mining and Engineering (OSME). According to reports, BJP workers had handed over...

EVM control unit goes missing in Brahmagiri, admits CEO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Electoral officer Surendra Kumar on Saturday admitted that a control unit from booth no 62 under Brahmagiri Assembly Constituency (AC) is ‘missing’. Addressing a presser, Kumar informed that the particular control unit...

Keonjhar collector recommends suspension of 2 poll officials

Keonjhar:  Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakare has recommended suspensions of two poling officials for over alleged irregularities at booth no 171 under Ghasipura Assembly constituency in the district. Action has been recommended against the presiding officer...

Congress demands repolling in 11 booths of Ghasipura Assembly constituency

Bhubaneswar: Alleging massive irregularities during polls in Ghasipura Assembly constituency under Keonjhar Lok Sabha seat, State unit of Congress on Sunday approached the Odisha State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) seeking repolling in 11 booths. There...

Congress worker stabbed to death in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: A Congress worker, who had joined the party yesterday, was allegedly stabbed to death at Noliasahi in Gadakujanga area under Jagatsinghpur Parliamentary constituency today. The deceased has been identified as Lachman Behera. According to...

BJD MLA candidate's booth visit sparks tension in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Violence erupted at booth no 187 at Birabhadra Nodal School under the Jagatsinghpur Assembly constituency after BJD’s Kakatpur MLA candidate Tusharkanti Behera visited the booth yesterday. As per reports, when Behera entered the polling...

Bhadrak liquor deaths: Admin negligence, ruling-BJD blamed

Bhadrak: The Bhadrak liquor tragedy, which has claimed eight lives so far, has triggered political denunciation after the opposition parties—BJP and Congress held the ruling-BJD and the administration responsible for the incident. While the Congress...

When Cyclone Fani devastated Twin City...

Bhubaneswar: The calamitous impact of cyclone Fani has brought the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to a standstill for more than six hours after the extremely severe cyclonic storm hit Odisha on May 3....

Cyclone Fani: Odisha Govt announces relief package

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced a special relief package for the people affected by Cyclone Fani. As per the decision, house building assistance of 95,100 will be provided for fully damaged structures, Rs 5,200 for...

Patkura Assembly election postponed; to be completed within 60 days

Bhubaneswar: In view of the serious devastation caused by cyclone Fani, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has extended the completion of Patkura Assembly polls by 60 days, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha...

The author teaches biochemistry in a medical college at Manipal University. He has a graduate certificate in public policy from Takshashila Institution. He writes mainly on policy matters, social issues and higher education.


Vidhan Sabha Election Result

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