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Amid distress sale, cold storages in Odisha launch stir

Balasore/Bhubaneswar: At a time when tomato farmers are being forced to dump their produce confronted by the spectre of distress sale, the Odisha Cold Storage Association has begun an indefinite strike from today alleging lack...

Odisha farmers dump tomatoes on road protesting distress sale

Keonjhar: Protesting distress sale, enraged farmers dumped tomatoes in front of the Telkoi Block Office in Keonjhar today. The farmers resorted to the protest alleging that even at Rs 1 per kilogram, their tomatoes have...

Kalahandi DPC office locked amid ongoing OPEPA employee strike

Kalahandi: Protest by Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) employees continues in Kalahandi adversely affecting various administrative works in the district. As all the employees have taken part in the protest, the District Project Coordinator’s...

Odisha BSE Matric exams: Check date for admit cards

Bhubaneswar: Admit cards for the Odisha Board of Secondary Examinations(BSE) will be made available on website from February 8, informed BSE president Jahan Ara Begum today The examinations will be conducted from February 22 till...

Police seize 20 gm brown sugar from a woman in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a joint operation by Laxmisagar police and Quick Action Team(QAT), brown sugar weighing 19.40 gm was seized from a woman of Haladipadia slum in Bhubaneswar yesterday afternoon. The prime accused Maina Routray (37)...

Odisha man dupes 12 youths of Rs 7 lakh on pretext of providing job in Kuwait

Kendrapara: As many as 12 youths from Aul, Rajkanika and Rajnagar areas of Kendrapara district have been duped of Rs 7 lakh by a man from Rajkanika area. As per reports, the accused identified as...

12-hour bandh called in Bhuban and Paikmal

Dhenkanal/Bargarh: A 12-hour bandh has been called by the members of Regional Development Committee in Bhuban area of Dhenkanal district over lack of adequate facilities at the Bhuban government hospital. The protesters have also demanded...

Govt School headmaster assaulted, tonsured for misbehaving with girl students

Mayurbhanj: Locals in Morda area of the district Thursday assaulted the headmaster of a government school physically and later tonsured him for allegedly misbehaving with the girl students of the school. The matter came to...

Duped investors of Rose Valley chit fund allege irregularities during refund

Banki: Duped investors of Rose Valley chit fund have alleged irregularities in the refund process which was initiated by the State government for small depositors with deposits less than Rs 10,000. Some depositors in Banki...

Fate of Cuttack Homeopathic college & hospital hangs in balance

Cuttack: Lack of basic infrastructure and facilities at the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack has put the future of many students as well as the institution in doubt. The college, established in the...

Puri Srimandir Daitapati Nijog office bearers elected

Puri: The office bearers of the Daitapati Nijog of Puri Srimandir were elected today. While Rabindra Das Mohapatra has been elected president, Surya Narayan Swain was nominated vice-president. Durga Prasad Das Mohapatra and Amit Kumar...

CBI to again issue summons to BJD MLAs Arun Sahoo, Atanu Sabyasachi

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will once again issue summons to BJD MLAs Arun Sahoo and Atanu Nayak in connection with Seashore chit fund scam. A senior official of the CBI informed that...

Police-managed prepaid taxi service launched at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: In a unique initiative, passengers arriving at Terminal-1 of the Biju Patnaik International Airport can now book prepaid taxis without the tantrums of cab drivers. Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty today inaugurated the prepaid taxi...

Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit seen as morale-booster for Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s fierce speech in Bhubaneswar yesterday has apparently infused life into the party workers. After party president’s visit, Congress leaders and party workers are leaving no stone unturned to relay the...

Solar bulbs transforming lives in tribal village of Odisha

Mayurbhanj: For residents of Jadidar village in Khunta block of Mayurbhanj district, life is not same anymore. They no longer have to think twice before stepping out of their homes in the dark and children...

Four Maoist imposters arrested by Rayagada police

Rayagada: Police have arrested four persons who were allegedly extorting money from several villagers in Rayagada district by posing as Maoists. The accused have been identified as Ramesh Nayak from P. Maligaon under Kashipur block,...

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Olive Ridley turtle deaths in Paradip trigger outrage

Paradip: Scattered carcasses of endangered Olive Ridley turtles on Paradip sea beach have fuelled major concern among environmentalists and local authorities. Such mass deaths have triggered outrage in several quarters and it is being alleged...

Jharsuguda airport to connect 6 cities under UDAN-III

Jharsuguda: Commercial flight services from Jharsuguda airport will begin under the UDAN-III scheme, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today while addressing a press conference in New Delhi. Pradhan informed that flight services will start from...

Farmers yet to receive compensation for land acquired for industries

Balasore: Farmers, who had given up their land to the State government for development of industries in Balasore, are yet to receive compensation for the same. In 2011, IDCO (Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation) had...

CM Naveen set to follow Modi’s campaign trail in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD in Odisha is leaving no stone unturned to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaigning by conducting government programmes and public meetings in places chosen by the BJP. As Modi had visited Bolangir...

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