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Youth burnt alive as marriage party bus catches fire

Keonjhar: A youth was charred to death after a bus in which he was sound asleep, suddenly caught fire in the wee hours today in Santarapur village under Ghatagaon police limits in Keonjhar district. The deceased was identified as Rajesh Giri of Nusuripasi village. As per reports, the incident happened after the bus returned from […]

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Naib Sarpanch among 4 injured in group clash in Paradip

Paradip: Four persons including the Naib Sarpanch were injured during a group clash over suspected political enmity in Saharadia village under Kujang Police limits in Paradip last night. As per reports, some drama artistes and the villagers of Saharadia including Naib Sarpanch Naresh Pradhan had gone to meet the family of a young artiste. But […]

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Four injured in group clash during wedding procession

Sambalpur: Palpable tension prevailed in Patrapali area under Deogarh municipality in Sambalpur district last night after a clash broke out between members of a marriage procession and the locals. At least four persons of both groups have been injured in the incident. As per reports, a marriage procession from Talapali village was heading towards Patrapali, […]

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Female Maoist killed in encounter; guns, grenades seized

Kandhamal: A female Maoist was killed today in an encounter by security forces in a jungle near Tumudibandha in Kandhamal district. A group of Maoists, which had set up a camp in the jungle, were tracked down by the forces on Wednesday following which the security personnel entered the jungle and had a brief exchange […]

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Missing youth's body found inside well in Odisha

Sonepur: Body of a youth from Brahmanipali village of Sonepur district, who was reported missing since March 10, was found inside a well at Pipilipali village in Bargarh district. The deceased, Sushant Nayak, had reportedly gone to Pipilipali on Sunday to attend a marriage party but didn’t return home following which his family members lodged […]

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Fresh Maoist posters call for general poll boycott

Kandhamal: Maoists on Wednesday put up posters at Parampanga village under Baliguda sub-division in the district urging people to boycott the upcoming general elections. According to reports, the Baghuna divisional committee of the CPI (Maoist) have put up the posters and called upon people neither to vote nor to participate in the entire poll process. […]

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Three killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bolangir/Nayagarh: At least three persons were killed in separate road accidents in Odisha’s Bolangir and Nayagarh districts on Wednesday. One Sartaj Singh, a driver who was standing on roadside, was hit by a truck near Sudapada Kalyan Mandap on Bolangir-Sonepur road. While Singh succumbed to injuries on the spot, the driver of the truck also […]

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Elephant carcasses in Balasore trigger anthrax fear

Balasore: Forest officials on Tuesday found carcasses of two female elephants in Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in the district. The death of the two elephants is suspected to be caused by anthrax. The carcasses were reportedly found within a distance of about 200m in the sanctuary following which the forest department officials informed their higher-ups. Later, […]

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Woman alleges sexual harassment by government doctor in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: A woman today levelled harassment charges against a doctor of Barapada Community Health Centre in Bhadrak district. As per reports, the woman was in a relationship with doctor Pramod Khara who is in-charge of the Barapada Community Health Centre. As per allegations, Khara maintained physical relationship with the woman on the pretext of marriage. […]

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Criminal nabbed in police encounter in Puri

Puri: Police have nabbed notorious criminal Rashmi Ranjan Panda alias Gundu Panda after an encounter near Siddhamahabir area of Puri in the wee hours today. A special team of police chased and injured Gundu by shooting bullets on both his legs during an exchange of fire. Later, he was admitted to Puri district headquarters hospital. […]

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OPSC qualifiers threaten to relinquish appointment in Odisha medical service

Bhubaneswar: Several candidates who recently qualified the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) exam for recruitment in various medical posts in the State have threatened to turn down their appointments protesting engagement without proper counselling and appointment in random locations irrespective of their merit ranks. The candidates alleged that though they had appeared the OPSC examination […]

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UAE Odia Society lends helping hand to Odisha labourers stranded in Dubai

Dubai: The Odia Society based in the United Arab Emirates has come forward to help more than 40 Odia labourers who have been stranded in the gulf country. According to information, more than 40 labourers from Khallikote area of Ganjam district had gone to Dubai through an agent in search of work around three months […]

  • Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
  • Dubai
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One electrocuted, 2 others critical in freak accident

Bhanjanagar: One person was killed while two others sustained critical injuries after coming in contact with high tension electric wire in Ganjam district today morning. Sources said, the deceased Narayan Gouda of Jilundi village along with three other labourers was carrying iron rods onto the roof of an under-constructed building inside Mudulipalli panchayat office campus […]

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Crafting bamboos and hopes, Salabeni women keep alive good old handicrafts

Mayurbhanj: In this era of synthetically finished products, the charm of traditional handicrafts is fading. Yet some women from a remote Salabeni village under Bangriposi block of Mayurbhanj district have kept on their efforts to keep this beautiful craft alive. To attain this motive, these women have formed Self Help Group called Maa Mansa SHG, […]

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Farmers observe 12-hour bandh in Birmaharajpur

Sonepur: Farmers of Birmaharajpur in Sonepur district called for a 12-hour strike in the town today protesting non-fulfilment of their various demands. As per reports, farmers under the aegis of Birmaharajpur Farmer Council are observing the dawn-to-dusk shutdown demanding probe into irregularities in renovation works of Harihar Jor main canal and construction of a new […]

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Three arrested for oil theft from IOCL pipeline in Paradip

Paradip: Three persons accused of stealing oil after leaking the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) pipeline laid between Atharbanki and Nehru Bangala area of Paradip (Essarbeltline) were arrested by the Paradip Police today. As per reports, a special team of Paradip Marine Police Station have arrested accused Rabindra Kumar Verma, Prasanna Mandal of Ramnagar village […]

  • Monday, 11 Mar 2019
  • IOCL
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Property worth lakhs gutted in fire mishap in Sonepur

Sonepur: Firecrackers bursted during a wedding procession gutted a residential house last night in Kenjiriapalli village under Biramaharajpur block of Sonepur district, destroying property worth lakhs of rupees. According to reports, during a wedding procession in the village between 11 PM ┬áto 12 PM last night, a firecracker fell into the house of one Tapan […]

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Odisha cops bag gold medals in All India Police Wrestling Cluster 2019

Berhampur: Two Odisha Police personnel bagged two gold medals in All India Police Wrestling Cluster 2019 held in Jaipur, Rajasthan recently. According to reports, Jitesh Das and Balal Khan won in the 75kg and 70kg categories respectively. Both the cops, who serve for Ganjam police, were lauded with a grand welcome after they arrived at […]

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Twelve Odisha labourers 'held captive' at brick kiln in Andhra

Bhubaneswar: A group of 12 bonded labourers including 4 children and a pregnant woman hailing from Bolangir district of Odisha are allegedly held captive in a brick kiln in Andhra Pradesh. The labourers have alleged that the owner of the brick kiln, where they are engaged, has been abusing and exploiting them. Mahadev Bag, whose […]

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AICC Chief Rahul Gandhi to visit Jeypore tomorrow

Koraput: Preparations are in final stages for Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s scheduled visit to Jeypore in Koraput district tomorrow. The AICC chief is slated to address a public meeting at Bankabija under Jeypore Sadar police limits. According to reports, the place of meeting is being supervised by the Special Protection Group (SPG) while security in […]