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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minor Girl 'Raped' In Bhadrak, Accused Arrested

Bhadrak: Adding to unabated rise in sexual harassment cases against women and girls in Odisha, a minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Keshpur village under Rambila panchayat of Bhadrak. The accused was arrested by the police today after the matter came to the fore. According to reports, the survivor who belongs to […]

OTV Exclusive: Rampant Flesh Trade In Odisha Exposed 

Balasore: Amidst rise in footfall in tourism season, a sting operation has exposed rampant flesh trade in several areas of Balasore district raising questions over the role of police in the matter. As per the exclusive report by OTV, several sex rackets involving pimps and girls especially from West Bengal have been found running in hotels and […]

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Odisha Reserves Khondalite Mines For Development Of Puri As World Heritage City

Puri: The Odisha government has decided to use extracted mineral from six Khondalite mining blocks and use it for development projects under Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme in Puri. As per the official order issued by the Steel and Mines Department, six Khondalite blocks including three in Jajpur, […]

Odisha Trader Lodges 'Fake Loot' Complaint To Evade Taxes 

Jharsuguda: In order to evade taxes, people resort to various illegal methods little aware of the age old proverb that ‘nothing is certain but death & taxes.’ In one such incident, a trader in Sarbahal area of Jharsuguda, has put himself in trouble by lodging a fake complaint of cash robbery to evade taxes. As […]

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Eco Retreat Carnival On Puri-Konark Marine Drive Kicks Off

Puri: With an aim to boost tourism and attract more foreign tourists to Odisha, the State government has started the Eco Retreat carnival along the Puri-Konark marine drive which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. The 49-day event is being organised on the Ramachandi beach, and will continue till January 31. The marine […]

Odisha Police ASI Accused Of Duping Contractor

Bhubaneswar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Air Field Police Station in Bhubaneswar has been charged with duping a contractor of Rs 7.5 lakh. The complainant Anup Rath, claiming to be a civil contractor, has alleged that police are not taking any action against the ASI who is yet to return the money and is issuing […]

Forest Dept To Give Cash Reward For Info On Illegal Pangolin Trade

Cuttack: Taking strong cognizance of illegal pangolin trade incidents in the State, the Forest department has announced a cash reward of Rs 10,000 to persons who will inform about the smuggling of the endangered animal. Athagarh DFO Sasmita Lenka informed about the move expressing optimism that it will further deter traffickers from trying to trade […]