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Probe Launched Into 'Black Marketing' of LPG Cylinders In Odisha

Sambalpur: After 52 domestic LPG cylinders were seized by the Supplies Department during a raid at a private college in Sambalpur district, a case has been registered against the college administration and an investigation has been launched into probable black marketing. After 50 cylinders were seized from the college, raids were conducted at a godown […]

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Team In Odisha To Probe Pangolin Smuggling Cases

Cuttack: A team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) reached Odisha today to investigate pangolin smuggling cases & ascertain whether the racket has any international links, informed Athagarh DFO Sasmita Lenka. As per reports, around 10 persons have been arrested on charges of smuggling pangolins in Athagarh area in the last few days. After interrogation […]

Eviction Near Lingaraj Temple Vehemently Opposed

Bhubaneswar: The ongoing eviction drive near Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar was strongly opposed by locals today who alleged that they have not been given any notices regarding the demolition. “How can they demolish our houses without informing us in advance? It is injustice and now we have become homeless,” said a local woman. However, member […]

Naveen Patnaik's focus on 5T in Odisha
Congress, RJD Slam BJD For Supporting Citizenship Amendment Bill

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties like Congress and RJD have criticised the BJD for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Parliament. Senior Congress leader B K Hariprasad alleged that BJD is supporting the BJP in all the matters out of fear. “I don’t know what kind of deal has been struck but both BJP and […]

Odisha Farmers Stage Protests After Chhattisgarh Police Seizes Paddy

Jharsuguda: Expressing resentment over Chhattisgarh Police seizing a paddy-laden truck belonging to a farmer in Odisha, farmers in Jharsuguda today took to streets protesting the move. The agitating farmers today blocked Kanaktora-Ektal road. As per the allegations, on December 7, Jute Mill Police in Chhattisgarh seized a vehicle carrying 38 gunny bags of paddy belonging […]

Six Get Lifer For Killing Liquor Shop Manager In Odisha

Paradip: All the six accused in connection with the murder of a liquor shop manager in 2014 in Paradip were sentenced to life by the Kujang Additional District and Sessions judge today. The convicts are Ajit Das, Mantu Patra, Subhransu Sekhar Sukla and Jimuta Das of Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district and Ranjit Rout and Rajesh […]

Demolition Work Of Odisha MLA Quarters To Begin Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The demolition process of MLA quarters in front of the State Assembly will begin from tomorrow. As per reports, there are 42 quarters including F-type and R-type which will be demolished along with police station, post office, railway office and Ayurvedic hospital. The structures will be demolished to pave way for construction of a […]

Retired Top Cop Who Polished Shoes To Fight Corruption Reaches Out To Youth

Balasore: Retired Vigilance SP Ujjwal Kumar Bramha who had begun his fight against corruption by polishing shoes free of cost in front of the SP office in Balasore, has now pulled up his socks to reach out to the young masses. As per reports, Bramha is visiting schools, colleges and different educational institutions urging students […]

Common Entrance Exam For PG Admissions From 2020: Odisha Minister 

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the State Higher Education Department has decided to conduct a common examination from the next academic year, i.e. 2020, for admission into post graduate (PG) courses in colleges and universities across Odisha. The decision was taken during the 4th vice chancellors’ conclave chaired by Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo in […]

Amidst Rising Onion Price, Odisha Minister Terms It ‘National Crisis'

Bhubaneswar: As onion price inches towards hitting Rs 200-a-kilo mark in Odisha, State Food and Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Saturday termed the situation as a ‘national crisis’. Blaming the rate of production and import for the rising price of the vegetable, the Minister said, “At a time while the country needs 12 lakh […]

3 Odisha Players Selected In India's 1st Disabled Women's National Divyang Cricket Team 

Sundergarh: Sundergarh also called as the ‘cradle of hockey’ might have produced countless talents, but now with their cricketing skills and determination to achieve big, three young women of the district are set to make history with their selection in the first ever national differently-abled women’s cricket team. T Dhanalakshmi, Puja Reddy and Jamuna Mahanta […]

NIFT Sub-Centre To Be Opened In Sambalpur Soon

Sambalpur: A sub-centre of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will be opened in Sambalpur where students can get training on Sambalpuri cloth designing and bamboo craft along with research work. Presently, the centre of NIFT at Bhubaneswar has been running since 2010 in the State. Speaking about the development, district collector of Sambalpur, […]

OTV Impact: Odisha Teacher Arrested For Punishing Students In Drunken State

Jajpur: Two days after being displaced for coming to school in an inebriated condition and punishing students, the accused teacher of Balia Primary School under Lembo panchayat in Sukinda block of the district was arrested today and forwarded to court. As per reports, the accused named Makarand Mahant, posted as a mathematics teacher at the […]

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Puri Gang Rape: Another Accused Arrested By Police

Puri: Police on Friday arrested another accused in connection with the gang rape of a minor girl in Puri which sparked state-wide hue and cry. Rama Chandra Pradhan, a resident of Aliaputu village in Brahmagiri area is the third person to be arrested in the case. Earlier the prime accused Jitendra Sethi and Rajesh Sethi […]

Elaborate Security In Place For President Kovind's Odisha Visit Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Extensive security arrangements have been made in Bhubaneswar and Khurda in view of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Odisha tomorrow. Reviewing the security measures, interim Director General of Police Satyajit Mohanty on Thursday said, “As many as 30 platoons of police force have been deployed for the President’s visit. During the event, focus […]

Three Odisha Airports To Be Included Under UDAN-4 Scheme

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to improve flight connectivity in Odisha, the central government has decided to include three more airports under the fourth phase of Regional Connectivity Scheme-UDAN. The airports to be included under UDAN-4 are Rourkela (Sundergarh), Utkela (Kalahandi) and Jeypore (Koraput). A decision regarding the same was taken today during a high-level meeting […]

It's A Hoax: Commissionerate Police On Facebook Accounts Offering Help To Women In Distress

Bhubaneswar: At a time when rising number of rape cases has posed safety concerns among people not only in Odisha but across the country, a few youngsters in the State were seen sharing numbers on social media platforms pledging their support to women and girls in distress. Reportedly, some Facebook account holders shared locations and […]

Odisha Introduces Smart Queue Management System In RTOs
HC directs to rehabilitate driven-out RTO agents at e-kiosks across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court today directed State Transport Secretary to rehabilitate the driven-out RTO agents by engaging them at e-kiosks to be set up within 6 weeks on the premises of Regional Transport Offices across the State. Though the Court rejected the plea of agents seeking permission to operate from the premises of RTO […]

OTV Impact: Odisha Teacher Displaced For Punishing Students In Drunken State

Jajpur: Violating the sanctity of the post of teacher and putting education system to shame, a teacher of Balia primary school under Lembo panchayat in Sukinda area of the district was displaced for coming to school in inebriated condition and punishing students. As per reports, the accused teacher Makarand Mahant came late to the school […]

Eviction Of Prawn Enclosures Opposed In Odisha

Puri: Protesting eviction of prawn enclosures, local residents in Chilika today staged a demonstration and gheraoed the Krushnaprasad Tehsil office. On November 24, the local authorities had launched an eviction drive to demolish the enclosures. A day after the eviction drive, hundreds of residents had protested the move and launched an agitation in front of […]