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Hand Over Unused State Properties To Mission Shakti Mahasanghs: CM Naveen To Collectors
Hand Over Unused State Properties To Mission Shakti Mahasanghs: CM Naveen To Collectors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked the collectors of all districts to hand over unused state properties in different districts, blocks and panchayats to Mission Shakti Mahasanghs…

Bizarre! Under-Trial Prisoner Slits Ear After Rejection Of Bail

Koraput: Frustrated at the denial of bail, an under-trial prisoner lodged at Koraput Circle Jail reportedly slit his ear with a ‘sharp weapon’ on Wednesday. He was admitted to Koraput hospital in critical condition where his situation is said to be stable. As per reports, one Bikash Patra was lodged in Koraput Circle Jail on […]

Ollywood actor Sabyasachi
Actor Sabyasachi Earns Pat For Another Philanthropic Act

Bhubaneswar: Odia Actor Sabyasachi Mishra, who has turned a messiah for hundreds of migrant workers from Odisha stranded in different parts of the country during the nation-wide lockdown, has once again hogged the headlines for a different holy and humane gesture. This time, Mishra has arranged logistics to send thousands of coconuts (offerings from devotees) […]

Disengaged AYUSH Doctors Seek Permanent Job, Submit Memo To CM

Bhubaneswar: A group of AYUSH doctors, who were reportedly disengaged from service, on Wednesday, alleged apathy by the Odisha government and demanded their reengagement. The doctors under the aegis of All Odisha Covid-19 AYUSH Doctors’ Association submitted a memorandum of demands to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The doctors have alleged though they played a significant […]

Konark: Stunning Sculptures In International Sand Art Festival Leave Crowd Awestruck
Konark: Stunning Sculptures In International Sand Art Festival Leave Crowd Awestruck

Konark: The second day of 9th edition of International Sand Art Festival on Wednesday saw stunning sand sculptures themed on ‘Sea Life’, ‘Our Heritage’ and ‘Covid-19 awareness’. The sand festival is underway at pristine Chandrabhaga beach, around 3 kilometres from the Sun Temple in Konark adhering to all the Covi-19 protocols prescribed by the State […]

Odisha Provides Employment To 8 Lakh People In Kendu Leaf Trade During COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Around eight lakh people were provided employment during the lockdown by Odisha government through Kendu leaf operations, official sources said on Wednesday. The kendu leaf operation during adverse weather conditions in February and March along with COVID-19 lockdowns are set to generate a trade surplus of Rs 100 crore, said Chief Secretary A K […]

SC Directs Centre To Install CCTV Cameras With Night Vision At CBI, NIA, ED, Other Probe Agencies

New Delhi: The Supreme Court directed the Centre to install CCTV cameras and recording equipment at the offices of investigating agencies like the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) , the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) etc – which have the power of […]

Pari Murder Case
Was Offered Money To Keep Mum: Pari's Father Levels Shocking Allegations Against Cops

Nayagarh: In another shocking disclosure that might put the police in a fix, the family of 5-year-old girl Pari who was allegedly abducted and murdered in July this year, Wednesday alleged that they were being pressurized by police to change their statements and the name of the accused in their complaint. When all this while […]

Custodial Death: Congress Observes 12-Hr Birmitrapur Bandh
Custodial Death: Congress Observes 12-Hr Birmitrapur Bandh

Sundergarh: The district unit of the Congress party on Thursday has observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh in Birmitrapur, protesting against the government inaction in the custodial death incident. The party has demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge into the case. Party activists led by district Congress president George Tirkey started picketing in the morning […]

MDH Owner Dharmpal Gulati Passes Away

New Delhi: The owner of MDH Masala Dharmpal Gulati passed away on Thursday Morning. He was 98. Gulati (97) was undergoing treatment at Mata Chanan Devi Hospital where he breathed his last, sources said. According to reports, he was undergoing post-COVID treatment and suffered a cardiac arrest Thursday morning. Tributes for the entrepreneur, whose face […]

Dassault Aviation Rejects Fresh Allegations Of Corruption In Rafale Deal
Dassault Aviation Rejects Fresh Allegations Of Corruption In Rafale Deal

New Delhi: French aerospace major Dassault Aviation on Thursday rejected fresh allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal with India, saying no violations were reported in the frame…

Vigilance Raids Office, Residence Of Forest Ranger In Titlagarh

Bhubaneswar: The State Vigilance sleuths on Thursday raided multiple places associated with Forest Ranger in Muribahala of Titlagarh Prashant Nayak on the allegation of possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. This morning, officials of the anti-corruption department conducted simultaneous raids at four places in connection with a disproportionate assets (DA) charge […]

India Asks UN To Directly Oppose Hinduphobia, Bigotry Targeting Sikhism, Buddhism

United Nations: India has called on the UN to take a direct stand against Hinduphobia and violent bigotry targeting the Sikhism and Buddhism. “This August body fails to acknowledge the rise of hatred and violence against Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism,” Ashish Sharma, a First Secretary in India’s UN Mission, told the General Assembly on Wednesday […]

Olive Ridley Turtles Return For Mass Nesting At Gahiramatha

Kendrapara:  Mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles has started at Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapada district, forest officials said on Thursday. Forest personnel on patrolling drives have sighted pairs of mating turtles. For undisturbed breeding of the aquatic animals, prohibition on sea fishing continues to remain in force in the marine sanctuary, they […]

Odisha Veterinarians On Digital Strike
Odisha Vets On Digital Strike! Demand Inclusion As Essential Services Provider, Parity With Medical Practitioners

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the alleged apathy of the State government towards the functioning and management of the department of Animal Resources Development (ARD), the veterinarians across Odisha have resorted to symbolic protests for more than ten days now requesting the government to fulfil their demands. The Odisha Veterinary Services Association (OVSA) has alleged that despite their […]