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SC To Examine If Consensual Relationship Involving Minors Is Punishable Under POCSO Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a critical question whether minors indulging in consensual relationship could be tried under stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2021. A bench headed by Justice Indira Banerjee sought response from Tamil Nadu government on a plea seeking clarity on the law for punishing […]

Assembly Election 2021: Over 79% Polling In Bengal, 72% In Assam In 10 Hours
Assembly Election 2021: Over 79% Polling In Bengal, 72% In Assam In 10 Hours

New Delhi: As many as 79.79 per cent voters exercised their franchise in ten hours of polling for 30 Assembly seats in West Bengal on Saturday while the voter turnout was around 72.14 per cent in Assam in the same period. More than half of the 73-lakh electorate in Bengal’s 30 Assembly constituencies have cast […]

Centre Rubbishes Odisha's Claim Of Erratic Covid-19 Vaccine Supply
Centre Rubbishes Odisha's Claim Of Erratic Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Centre today dismissed the Odisha government’s allegations of insufficient and erratic supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the State that is hindering its daily vaccination target. In a letter to PK Mohapatra, the Additional chief secretary of Odisha Health Department, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that 34,46,760 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have […]

Prativa Maharathy Unhappy Over Son's Candidature For Pipili Bypoll !

Bhubaneswar: After the announcement of the name of Rudra Pratap Maharathy as BJD’s candidate for the upcoming Pipili bypoll, speculations are doing rounds that his mother Prativa, wife of late MLA Pradeep Maharathy was unhappy over the party’s decision. A group of senior leaders from the ruling party had visited Prativa and met her at […]

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Odisha: Wildfires Continue To Rage Across State, Forest Officials On Toes

Bhubaneswar: After Similipal, large parts of forested areas in Odisha continued to report wildfires putting the State forest officials on their toes. It has been more than two weeks since a major forest fire broke out in adjoining Kuladiha Sanctuary in Nilgiri and Boudh Forest Division causing a major concern for the State administration to […]

Odisha: Two Killed, 30 Injured In Separate Bus Mishaps
Odisha: Two Killed, 30 Injured In Separate Bus Mishaps

Titilagarh/Nayagarh: Two persons lost their lives while over 30 others sustained injuries in separate bus accidents in Bolangir and Nayagarh district on Saturday. A bus overturned near Sindhekela under Turukbhata police limits in Titilagarh, killing one person and leaving 20 others injured. The mishap occurred at 3.30 pm when the bus was on its way […]

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Odisha: Two BJD Groups Clash During Rally In Puri

Puri: Two groups of BJD supporters reportedly clashed with each other over sloganeering during a rally in Puri on Saturday. The quarrel reportedly took place in the presence of BJD’s Puri MP Pinaki Mishra, Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash and senior BJD leader and former Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty. According to reports, hundreds of party supporters […]

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Odisha: RTI Activist Critical In Bomb Attack In Jajpur

Jajpur: A Right to Information (RTI) activist was injured critically after miscreants hurled bombs at his car near Imam Nagar near Dharmashala  in Jajpur district on Saturday night. The activist identified as Sarbeswar Beuria sustained critical burn injuries. He was initially admitted to Dharmashala Community Health Centre and later shifted to SCB Medical College and […]

Odisha CHSE Plus 2 Exam Form Fill-Up Date Extended
Odisha: Covid Concerns For Students During Exam Season

Bhubaneswar: A sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 positive cases especially at various educational institutes across Odisha has become a major cause of concerns for the students as examinations for various courses have begun at different institutes. Even as the institutes have conducted examinations amid strict adherence to the Covid guidelines, the situation still […]

'I Am Happiest One': Prativa Maharathy Opens Up Over Son's Candidature

Bhubaneswar: Setting aside all speculations, Prativa Maharathy, wife of late BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy has cleared the air by rubbishing media reports regarding her displeasure over son Rudra Pratap’s candidature for Pipili by-election. “I am indebted to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for giving priority to our family by nominating my son as the party […]

KalaGhar Empowering Odisha Women, Reviving Handicraft

New Delhi: Starting its journey from a small village in Odisha’s Balasore district with six artisans five years ago, KalaGhar is not only creating employment opportunities for rural women artisans, but also reviving handicrafts in Odisha. The craft-based social enterprise has empowered over 200 rural women aged between 19 and 50 years. Now, these women […]

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Odisha: Stone Idol Falls On Servitor At Ugra Nrusingha Temple In Puri

Puri: A servitor sustained critical injuries on his leg after portion of a stone idol fell on him at Ugra Nrusingha temple located in front of the west gate of Sri Jagannath Temple on Sunday. The servitor, identified as Jambeswar Mohapatra suffered bone fracture on his right leg. He was admitted to district headquarters hospital […]

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Odisha: Woman Critical Due To Wrong Medicine After IUD Removal

Baripada: A woman became critical due to alleged medical negligence during removal of an Intrauterine Device (IUD) copper-T, a kind of  contraceptive tool, from her uterus at Khadigaan health centre under Khunta block here in Mayurbhanj district. The woman identified as Shantilata Naik, a resident of Brundagadi under Udala police limits in the district was […]

Three injured as under-construction flyover collapses on Dwarka Expressway.
Under-Construction Flyover Collapses On Dwarka Expressway, 3 Injured

Gurugram: Two slabs of an under-construction flyover on the Dwarka Expressway near the Daultabad village Chowk collapsed on Sunday around 7.30 a.m. The broken span is part of the 29-km long expressway, which is intended to connect Kherki Daula on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway with Shiv Murti near Mahipalpur. According to the police, three persons were […]

COVID-19: Night Curfew Lifted In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Three days after the night curfew in the district that was imposed by the Nabarangpur district administration on March 25, 2021, the restrictions have been lifted on Sunday, March 28, 2021. As per reports, the decision to lift the night curfew was taken after the daily reported cases of COVID 19 reduced these days. […]