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Minor boy missing from Gopalpur beach for 7 days, police assure help
Week on, minor boy goes missing while rescuing friends from drowning in Gopalpur beach, police assure help

A week after a 14-year-old boy allegedly went missing while bathing at Gopalpur beach in Ganjam, police have assured to help the distressed family trace the minor.

CM Naveen Patnaik
Making efforts to provide affordable healthcare service: Odisha CM

The Odisha government is giving top priority to the healthcare sector and consistently making efforts to provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here on Monday.

Srimandir Parikrama Project: ASI’s report nails multiple lies of Odisha govt 
Srimandir Parikrama Project: ASI’s report nails multiple lies of Odisha govt 

The Srimandir Parikrama Project, a populist programme by the BJD government, has triggered a groundswell of protests within and outside the state. The controversy has taken on political hues with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) finding themselves on either side of the issue. 

MKCG Medical College & Hospital
Ragging allegation by 2nd yr MBBS student rocks MKCG Medical College

Palpable tension prevailed at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur after a second year MBBS student accused a senior resident of ragging him inside the campus.

Construction under Srimandir heritage corridor
MASSIVE COVERUP: Dig work may’ve weakened Srimandir, says ASI

Conforming to the fears of lakhs of Jagannath devotees around the world, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday revealed excavation and soil removal work during construction under the Srimandir Parikrama Project may have destroyed the archaeological remains of the heritage site.

Cyclone Asani: 11 fishermen stranded in Bay of Bengal, airlift operation on
Cyclone Asani: 11 fishermen stuck in Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast airlifted to safety

Some fishermen reported to be residents from Chikiti area of Ganjam district were returning from Vishakhapatnam to Ganjam on a boat. However due to some technical glitches in the boat, they were left stuck in the sea around 1 km from the coast near Sonepur in Ganjam, Jena told reporters.

NGT Team Inspects Illegal Sand Mining
Illegal sand mining: Budhabalang riverbed under tight scanner of NGT

A four-member team of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday visited the Budhabalang riverbed at Mahupura under Badasahi tehsil in Mayurbhanj for the second time to inspect the magnitude of sand theft and its environmental impacts.

No nod to Srimandir Corridor project work so far: ASI to Orissa High Court
No nod to Srimandir Corridor project work so far: ASI tells Orissa High Court

In a significant development in the controversy surrounding the Puri Srimandir Corridor project, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday made it clear before the Orissa High Court that it has not granted any permission to Odisha government to carry out the construction of the heritage venture.

Missing Pihu's mom demands CBI inquiry or euthanasia
Missing Pihu's mom demands CBI inquiry or euthanasia

Nayak had been running from pillar to post and requesting police and the district administration to trace her daughter. However, her pleas have yielded no result.

Rajat Kar laid to rest with state honours
Rajat Kar laid to rest with state honours

Rajat Kar, who was suffering from heart-related ailments, breathed his last following a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at the age of 88 years.

Sister duo stages dharna outside in-laws' house in Berhampur
Sister duo stages dharna outside in-laws' house in Berhampur

Earlier, Tapaswini Dash had made headlines after she staged dharna in front of her doctor husband Sumit Sahu's residence over marital discord.

Acid attack on Pramodini Roul: Two including prime accused awarded 14 years RI
Acid attack on Pramodini Roul: Two including prime accused awarded 14 years RI

Jagatsinghpur additional sessions judge Women's Court found Santosh Bedant and Anil Dalasinghray guilty in the case and pronounced the verdict. 

Bhanja Sena observes 4-hour Mayurbhanj bandh 
Bhanja Sena observes 4-hour Mayurbhanj bandh 

Vehicular movement was adversely affected due to the observation of the bandh from 6 am to 10 am. National Highway 18 which passed via

NFHS report: Odisha placed 10th in spouse violence, 9th in unwed motherhood
NFHS report: Odisha placed 10th in spouse violence, 9th in unwed motherhood

According to the report, one married woman of 18-49 age group in every three women, or 33 percent of the total women of the said age group, has been subjected to domestic violence.     

Madhumita Bindhani
Mother’s Day Special: Story Of Single Mother Who Is Now A Famous Auto Rickshaw Driver In Balasore

This is Madhumita Bindhani, a very popular auto rickshaw driver in Balasore. Breaking all stereotypes, she has been able to make a mark in the male dominated drivers’ community.

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