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BJD's Central Neglect Slogan A Ploy To Save Face: BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik raised his old slogan-central negligence, the State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president, terming his statements as a ploy to divert public attention from various sensitive issues that have tarnished the face of State government […]

Over 1.2 Tonne Ganja Seized By Odisha Police This Year

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police has made a record seizure of over 1292 quintal of ganja this year, the highest in the State in the last 10 years. Till November 30 this year, the police have seized over 1292 quintal of ganja from across the State. This is more than double the seizure in any year […]

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Indian Army To Get Indigenously Developed, Best-In-Class ATAGS Howitzers

Balasore: Giving a solid boost to the fire power of Indian Army, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully completed its field trials at Chandipur in Balasore. Informing about the development, the Project Director of ATAGS, Shailendra Gade said, “We have completed the working trials […]

Odisha: Man Beheaded, Body Buried In Sand Over Suspicion Of Sorcery

Malkangiri: A man was brutally murdered on suspicion of practicing sorcery at Nandaguda village under Padia block of Malkangiri district. The murder took place last night and came to light today after the wife of the deceased, Karam Kana, lodged a complaint with the local police. According to sources, some miscreants asked Kana to come […]

Police Team At MP Anubhav Mohanty's House

Cuttack: Trouble for Ollywood actor-turned MP Anubhav Mohanty seems to be deepening further with one more complaint lodged by his actress wife Varsha Priyadarshini at Purighat police station here on Saturday. This time, Varsha has alleged that her husband Anubhav Mohanty prevented her entry into the bedroom on Friday night and forced her to stand […]

Pari Murder: BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan Demands CBI Probe, Minister Arun Sahoo's Ouster

Bhubaneswar: The national president of BJP Mahila Morcha, Vanathi Srinivasan on Saturday hit out at BJD-led Odisha government for trying to hush up the ‘pari’ murder case by ordering an SIT investigation into the case. Alleging Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo’s role in the murder case, she alleged that order for an SIT probe is […]

Numaligarh Refinery's Rs 949 Cr Plan To Boost Capacity, Lay Pipelines To Odisha, Bengal

Guwahati: The state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam has undertaken an ambitious Rs 949 crore plan to augment its capacity and lay 2,200 km of crude oil pipeline from the Paradip port in Odisha to Numaligarh, and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Siliguri in West Bengal, officials said on Saturday. A senior NRL official […]

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Justice For Pari: Odisha BJP's 5-Day Long Padayatra From Bhubaneswar Today

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its protest demanding justice for the five-year-old Nayagarh girl Pari, who was abducted and later murdered, Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Patry (BJP) will launch its five-day long ‘padyatra’ from the capital city today. As per schedule, the padyatra will begin from Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar. The party leaders and activists will reach […]

7th Pay Commission: DA Hike, Basic Pay Revision Announcement Details

The Central government employees have been expecting a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and an increase in the basic pay for quite some time now. Though reports are there that there will be an increase in the DA as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July next year, COVID-19 seems to have dampened the hope […]

Ayodhya Mosque Will Be Futuristic In Design

Ayodhya: The proposed mosque in Dhannipur village in Ayodhya will not adhere to the traditional style of mosque. It will be futuristic, modern and the structure will be round-shaped. The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) trust, in charge of building a mosque in Ayodhya after last year’s Supreme Court’s verdict, while unveiling the new design, said […]

Anubhav-Varsha Marital Discord: BJD MP Writes To Odisha DGP, Seeks Protection

Cuttack: After Varsha Priyadarshini filed a fresh complaint with the Purighat Police Station here on Saturday alleging that attempts are being made to defame her by making some videos viral, the Ollywood actress’ husband and MP Anubhav Mohanty has written to Odisha DGP Abhay over a viral audio clip and urged for an investigation while […]

Election Commission Begins Officers' Scrutiny Drive For 2021 Polls In 5 States

New Delhi: With just six to seven months left for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Assam, the Election Commission (EC) has begun a mammoth drive for the scrutiny of officers being deployed in the five-yearly exercise aimed at achieving “free and fair” polls. It is being ensured that the […]

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Odisha: Paddy Procurement Comes To A Halt In Bargarh

Bargarh: The farmers across Bargarh district, known as Odisha’s rice bowl, have been repeatedly complaining about irregularities in the paddy procurement process, but strangely the district administration has just lent a deaf ear to their plight. Token system has been made compulsory for the farmers at the time of entry in the Mandis. But it […]

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Sexual Abuse & Abortion Of Cuttack Minor Girl: Juvenile Held, Total Arrests In Case Rises To 5

Cuttack: Police on Saturday evening arrested a minor boy in connection with the sexual abuse and abortion of a college-going minor girl of Narasinghpur area in the district. Reports said, police have kept the minor boy at the office of the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) and interrogating him in connection with the case. He will […]

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Odisha: Close Shave For BSF Jawans, Landmine Planted By Maoists Defused In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A team of BSF Jawans had a narrow escape when a landmine planted by the Maoists was detected and defused at Swabhiman Anchal in the district on Sunday. The jawans detected the explosives when they were on their way for combing operation in Pipalapadar and Nakmamudi area. Later it was defused by a bomb […]