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Bhitarkanika National Park To Reopen For Tourists Tomorrow

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district which was closed since May 1 will reopen for tourists from tomorrow. Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF), Bhitarkanika National Park, Pradosh Kumar Patnaik informed that the Bhitarkanika authorities have made elaborate arrangements for the reopening. Visitors will be permitted to enter the mangrove wetlands through three main […]

Fake IAS Officer Gets 6-Year Jail Term For Duping Job Seekers In Odisha

Baripada: A fake IAS officer arrested last year on charges of duping several job aspirants in the State was sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment by the Court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) in Baripada today. This apart, the court has reportedly directed the convict Rajat Panda to pay a fine of Rs 10,000. […]

Posing As Cops, Miscreants Rob Woman Of Gold Ornaments In Berhampur

Berhampur: Yet again a woman walker becomes the target of the conmen. Impersonating as police officials, two miscreants allegedly robbed gold ornaments from a woman at Daliasahi under Sadar Police limits of Berhampur today. As per sources, one VV Sarada of Military area here was returning from a temple when two bike-borne youths intercepted her […]

Security Heightened In Puri After Intel Reports Of Terror Threat On Srimandir

Puri: Odisha police has beefed up security arrangements across Puri especially in and around Lord Jagannath Temple following an intelligence warning on a possible terrorist attack on the 12th century shrine. According to sources, security measures have been tightened in the pilgrim city after Intelligence Bureau (IB) recently informed Puri district Superintendent of Police (SP) […]

Three Die Of 'Asphyxiation' Inside Water Sump In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In an unfortunate incident, three labourers working inside a water sump in Pandara area under Mancheswar Police limits here died due to lack of oxygen. The deceased have been identified as Samiran Munian, Basudev Mandal and Bhiguram Mandal, all stated to be residents of Medinipur area in West Bengal. According to sources, the mishap […]

Orissa High Court
Kunduli Gang Rape & Suicide: HC Asks Odisha Govt To Complete Probe In 4 Weeks

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in the Kunduli gang rape and suicide incident in Koraput, Orissa High Court Friday directed the State government to complete the probe and submit its report within four weeks. Hearing a petition filed by senior BJP leader Kharbela Swain, the top court of Odisha also suggested the State government to constitute […]

Zomato Riders In Bhubaneswar Protest Cut In Per-Order Pay

Bhubaneswar: Amid the nationwide controversy after Zomato, a popular food delivery app, turned down a customer’s request to ‘change rider’, it’s the delivery boys in Bhubaneswar who are now up in arms against the company, but for a different cause. Alleging reduction in their incentives, the Zomato riders staged a demonstration at Lower PMG Square […]

Woman Patient In Odisha Denied Discharge From Hospital For 'Not Paying Bribe'

Baripada: The Rairangpur sub-divisional hospital here has come under scanner after a doctor allegedly demanded money to discharge a woman patient following her treatment on Friday. According to reports, one Dinabandhu Majhi of Tiring village in Mayurbhanj district had admitted his pregnant wife Khudi Murmu to the Rairangpur hospital after she complained of acute pain […]

Minor Girl Gang Raped In Rourkela, Two Juveniles Held

Sundergarh: Tangarpali Police on Saturday nabbed two minor boys on the charges of gang raping a minor girl on July 31. According to reports, the survivor had gone to the local market for shopping when three boys in an SUV asked her to accompany them for a ride. Later, the trio took the girl to […]

Abandoned By Four Sons, 82-Year-Old Woman Now Lives Inside Toilet

Puri: Despite having four sons, an elderly woman is now forced to stay inside a toilet. Though it is not any isolated incident, it has now turned the focus back on whether caring for the elderly has now become a burden especially for their own children. As per reports, the 82-year-old Dhani Mallick, a native […]

Shocking! Divyang Girl Kidnapped, Raped In Mayurbhanj District

Baripada: There seems to be no let up in the cases of atrocities against girls and women in Odisha. Adding to the list of heinous crimes, a divyang girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Udala area of Mayurbhanj district. Though the incident occurred on July 31, the matter came to light after the […]

Odisha To Distribute Fortified Rice Kernels Under PDS

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to address anaemia and micronutrient deficiency amongst the beneficiaries of rice supplied under the Public Distribution System (PDS), Odisha government is all set to distribute Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK). According to the State Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare department, the FRK (iron-rich and vitamin-rich rice) will be distributed under a new […]

Gutkha Manufacturing Unit Busted In Berhampur

Berhampur: Intensifying its drive against gutkha manufacturing units in the city, Berhampur Police on Wednesday busted a third such illegal unit in the last four days. Badabazar Police in Berhampur reportedly busted a gutkha manufacturing unit at Panigrahi Pentha Street and detained four persons in connection with the incident. Police also seized 110 bags of […]

Man, Son Electrocuted To Death In Sundergarh District

Sundergarh: A pall of gloom descended on Garada village under Bisra Police limits of Sundargarh district this afternoon after a man and his son were electrocuted to death. The deceased have been identified as Phagu Sahu and his 19-year-old son Prakash. According to reports, Phagu came in contact with a live electricity wire while he […]

Abolition of SAT: Lawyers’ Body Observes One-Day Cease-Work Agitation

Bhubaneswar: Protesting abolition of Odisha State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) by the Central government, the SAT Bar Association is observing one-day cease-work agitation today. Lawyers of all the lower courts have joined the cease-work protest of SAT Bar Association. Members of the Bhubaneswar Bar Association have also extended their support to the agitation. As a mark […]

Cuttack Serial Murders: Wife Of Suspect Killer Demands CBI Probe

Cuttack: Gitanjali Sahu, wife of Narayan Sahu, the suspect serial killer behind the three brutal murders in Cuttack last month, has demanded Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter on Thursday. Challenging the ongoing investigation into the serial murders, Gitanjali has moved the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Cuttack. Claiming that […]

Dry Weather For Next 3 Days; Rainfall Deficit Drops To 9% In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The regional Meteorological department on Friday predicted that most of the parts of Odisha are likely to witness dry weather for the next three days. Gaurang Charan Behera, duty officer of Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, said that most parts of the State likely to witness dry weather due to the gradual movement of […]

15 Stranded Odisha Labourers To Return From Kuwait

Bhubaneswar: As many as 15 labourers from Kendrapara district who are stranded in Kuwait will return to Odisha soon, Indian Embassy based in Kuwait informed on Thursday. BJP National Vice President and former Kendrapara MP Jay Panda had sought the Indian Embassy’s intervention in repatriation of the stranded labourers. On Thursday, the embassy informed Panda, […]

Weather Update: Heavy Rain To Lash 13 Odisha Districts Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: After a dry spell for two days, several parts of Odisha will experience rainfall in the next 24 hours. Moreover, 13 districts of the State will experience heavy rainfall tomorrow, predicted the regional Meteorological department here on Saturday. Madan Mohan Das, duty officer of Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, informed that 13 districts- Mayurbhanj, […]

Shortage Of Entry Tickets Sparks Tension At Konark Sun Temple

Konark: Tension prevailed at world famous Konark Sun Temple here today after hundreds of tourists expressed their dissatisfaction over shortage of entry tickets into the temple. Sources said, the Sun Temple witnessed heavy footfall on occasion of holiday today as more than five thousand tourists reportedly visited the 13th century shrine. However, as per the […]

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