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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 […]

Never Say Never: Tale Of Two Unputdownable Divyangs

Bargarh: He lost his ability to walk, but didn’t give up hope. Driven by a strong will-power and commitment to do it big, 35-year old Premananda Mallick, a Divyang since birth, has never blamed his destiny, but proved himself as an abled man. Wheel chair-bound Mallick of Bhejipalli under Bheden block in Bargarh is an […]

ATM loot
Miscreants break open two ATMs, loot lakhs of rupees in Soro

Soro: A group of miscreants allegedly broke open two ATMs here in Balasore district on late Wednesday night and looted lakhs of rupees from the dispensers. One ATM is of Axix Bank while another was of a private finance company at Bagudi Bazar in Soro. The miscreants used gas cutters to break open the machines […]

Odisha Continues To Shiver As Mercury Plummets, 2 Cities Record Temperature Below 10 Degree Celsius
Odisha Continues To Shiver As Mercury Plummets, 2 Cities Record Temperature Below 10 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Cold conditions continue to grip Odisha with mercury plummeting below 10 degree Celsius in two places in the State in the last 24 hours. As per the latest report by Regional Meteorological Centre, Phulbani remained the coldest place in the State with 8.8 degree Celsius, while temperature dropped to 9.0 degree C in Sonepur. […]

Odisha CM Naveen Seeks Rs 300 Crore For Covid Management
Odisha CM Naveen Seeks Rs 300 Crore For Covid Management

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release Rs 300 crore to the State for the management of upsurge in Covid-19 pandemic. Participating…

HC ceasework stir
‘Pari’ Murder Case: Orissa HC Directs Police To Provide Security To Victim’s Family

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the Superintendent of Police (SP), Nayagarh to provide security to family members of five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ who was allegedly abducted and murdered in July this year. The Court also directed the State government to submit the updated status report of the investigation into the case. The court […]