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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 […]

Man Arrested Over Exhibiting Wife As Call Girl On Social Media

Berhampur: The Berhampur Cyber police on Friday arrested a man named Bhagabat Prasad Mishra here on charges of creating fake social media accounts in the name of his wife while exhibiting her as a call girl and circulating her objectionable photos and videos. As per reports, Bhagabat hails from Kesinga block in Kalahandi district and […]

Street Vendor
Once In Glitz, Odia Couple Now Reels Under Covid Blitz

Jagatsinghpur: The applause and appreciation from an awestruck audience was the staple for this couple for many years until Coronavirus came prowling in to snatch the ‘Revered’ stage away from them turning their lives upside down in just a couple of months time. Their penchant for acting and stages have now catapulted to a street […]

Odisha Govt Hints At Reopening Of HS Schools, Asks Authorities To Complete Sanitization, Cleaning Soon

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday asked principals of all government/private Higher Secondary schools in State to sanitise and clean the institution campuses. The major development seems to hint towards the reopening of the higher secondary schools in the near future. An official order in this connection was issued by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education […]

Woman's Body Lied Unattended Over 2 Days, Orphan Minors Perform Last Rite

Bhadrak: After missing father years ago and grandfather who died 8 months ago, life could not have turned more cruel for this 3-year-old kid and his 9-year-old elder sister Rupa Mallik from Bhadrak when their mother Subarna Mallik also left them forever two days ago. But what was most heart-wrenching was that they had to […]

Ravenshaw protest
Ravenshaw University Students Protest Demanding Reduction Of Self Financing Course Fees

Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Ravenshaw University on Friday after hundreds of students staged demonstration before the vice-chancellor’s office demanding reduction of self-financing course fees in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to sources, the students launched the protest carrying placards with different slogans to justify their demands. They also submitted a memorandum to the vice-chancellor […]

Kangaroo Court In Odisha
Kangaroo Court A Barrier For Odisha Couple For Inter-Caste Love Marriage

Nabarangpur: True, caste system is a curse in many places of the country. In yet another instance of social injustice delivered at Kangaroo courts in Odisha, a man is paying a heavy price for his inter-caste marriage with a woman he was in love with. Pratap Kalar of Khadanga village under Raighar block of the […]

Poor Should Get Covid-19 Vaccine Free Of Cost: Deve Gowda

Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday said that the Covid-19 vaccine should be given free to the economically vulnerable sections and at affordable rates to the majority of the people. “The Covid vaccine should be given for free to the poor, who are economically weak and its […]

Daily wager victimised in Rs 1.5 cr GST fraud

Paradip: Some miscreants allegedly cheated government exchequer of around Rs 1.5 crore GST in the name of a daily wager in Paradip area of Jagatsinghpur district. The victim identified as Bigyan Swain of Pitambarpur in Jagatsinghpur feigned ignorance about the fraudulent transaction. “I am shocked to know that some miscreants have used my documents to […]