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Odisha: Special Drive For Revision Of Electoral Roll Underway; New Voter List In January 2021

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sushil Kumar Lohani on Friday said a new voter list will be published in the State on January 15 next year. A special drive for revision of the electoral roll is currently underway. Applications are being invited for deletion, inclusion of names or revision of data in the voters […]

Miss India Charming 2020
Never Give Up: Miss India Top Models From Odisha Have A Message For All

Bhubaneswar: Beauty pageants are no more limited to ‘beauty with brains’. These competitions have redefined to be known for hosting charming personalities who lead with life lessons. From global pageants like Miss World and Miss Universe where the likes of Aishwarya Rais, Sushmita Sens and Priyanka Chopras had come out as winners through their intelligence, […]

Pari Murder Case: Odisha Congress In-Charge Chella Kumar Admits 'Differences Among Leaders'

Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism over its silence on the brutal murder case of Pari, a five year-old girl from Nayagarh district, Odisha Congress in-charge A. Chella Kumar On Friday admitted that there were differences among the leaders on the issue. While talking to reporters, Kumar said, “The Congress party wants early justice for the victim […]

Case Registered Against Amazon For Selling ‘Nirmalya’ Online

Puri: Trouble seems to be deepening for e-Commerce giant Amazon with Puri’s Singhadwar police on Friday registering a case against the company for its advertisement to sell ‘Nirmalya or dry Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath through online mode. Based on the complaint of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and servitor group Suara-Mahasuara Nijog, the police have […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Moves Sessions Court Seeking Bail

Bhubaneswar: A day after rejection of his bail plea, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi moved District and Sessions Judge Court in Bhubaneswar seeking bail on Friday. He was arrested by Odisha Crime Branch and produced before the SDJM court on Thursday evening. Later in the night, Panigrahi was sent to a 14-day judicial custody after rejection […]

‘Pari’ Murder Case: Child Rights Body Summons Nayagarh DM, SP

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Commission for Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Friday issued summons to the District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Nayagarh to appear personally before the Commission for hearing in connection with the alleged kidnapping and murder of five-year-old girl Pari in Nayagarh. Summon have been issued based on […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Arrest: Lekhashree Demands Naveen To Walk The Talk

Bhubaneswar: Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of maintaining double standards, State BJP General Secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Friday said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should be probed in the wake of the arrest of (expelled) party MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on corruption charges. The Bharatiya Janata Party which has been up in arms over the disproportionate assets […]

India Kick Starts Naval Drill With Russia In Eastern Indian Ocean
India Kick Starts Naval Drill With Russia In Eastern Indian Ocean

New Delhi: India on Friday kick started a two-day naval exercise with Russia in eastern Indian Ocean, two weeks after it conducted the Malabar wargames with the US, Australia and Japan. The Russian Navy has deployed its guided missile cruiser Varyag, large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev and medium ocean tanker Pechenga for the “passage exercise”, […]

Pari Murder Case
'Odisha Wants To Know Why CM Naveen Is Saving Arun Sahoo'

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party State General Secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Friday asked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to come clear over the ‘secrets’ Arun Sahoo held which has made Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shield the minister from the accusations the latter was facing in the Pari murder case. “Why Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is afraid […]

School Fee Issue: ‘There Seems To Be A Tacit Understanding Between Govt & Private Schools’

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Government admitted in the Orissa High Court that it has no control over the fee structure policies of private schools, Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, Pradipta Naik on Friday slammed the State government for its stand. Alleging that there is tacit understanding between the Odisha government and private […]

Odisha’s Missing Children: 13 Kidnapped Every Day, Crime Rate Highest In Country 

Bhubaneswar: This just adds to the long-existing regressive image of the State. Even as the State battles to find ways to overcome poverty and deprivation issues, kidnapping and abduction of children have emerged as a bigger malaise, requiring urgent attention of the government of the day. The ghastly kidnapping and murder of five-year-old Nayagarh girl […]

Sky King Fraud: Akash Pathak’s 4-Day Police Remand Concludes
Another Rs 1.47 Core Detected In Akash Pathak’s Account; Total Climbs To Rs 17.52 crore

Bhubaneswar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Vigilance department on Friday stumbled upon more deposits of Rs 1.47 crore in the bank accounts of Akash Pathak, son of arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak. Today’s detection takes the total amount of deposits in three bank accounts of Akash Pathak in Bhubaneswar and Pune to […]

IFS Abhay Kant Pathak Moves Bail Application In Orissa High Court

Bhubaneswar: Challenging the Vigilance court’s order denying him bail in connection with disproportionate assets case, suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak on Friday knocked the doors of Orissa High Court over the matter. The move comes after rejection of his bail application at a Vigilance Court following arrest on November 27. Both Pathak and his […]

Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan Lends Support To Farmers' Call For Bharat Bandh On Dec 8
Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan Lends Support To Farmers' Call For Bharat Bandh On Dec 8

Bhubaneswar: The Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS), a State-based outfit fighting for the rights of farmers, will extend support to the central farm leaders’ call for a countrywide shutdown on December 8 against the new farm laws, if discussion on farmers’ demands are not fulfilled by the Centre. NNKS convenor Akshya Kumar on Friday informed […]

Tusker Death: Forest Dept Arrests Three Accused From Sambalpur

Sambalpur: In a major development, three poachers were arrested by forest officials on Friday on charges of laying electric wire to trap animal on a field in Jadu Loisinga area under Sadar Forest Range. The arrests were made in connection with the death of a 12-year-old tusker in the area after coming in contact with […]