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Flashback 2020: Pari Murder, IIFL Loot And Series Of Sensational Day-light Crimes Bring Home Fear Factor

Bhubaneswar: Going by the recent claims made by Abhay, the chief of Odisha police, 2020 was more or less peaceful in so far as the law and order and overall crime graph in the State was concerned. Despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Odisha Police carried out its’ duty diligently […]

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Nandankanan Transformation Master Plan: Odisha Govt Awaits Centre's Nod For 600 Cr Project

Bhubaneswar: Attending the 61st Foundation day of famous Nandankanan Zoological Park here on Tuesday, Odisha Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha informed that a master plan to transform Nandankanan to a world class zoo in next 20 years at an approximate cost of Rs 600 Crore has already been submitted with the Central Zoo […]

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Stamp On Gangsters: Department Of Posts Issues Clarification

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Kanpur postal department released Rs 5 stamps with the images of gangsters Chhota Rajan and Munna Bajrangi which sparked a major controversy, the Department of Posts on Tuesday issued a clarification. The clarification comes after the matter was reported in several sections in the media about the incident. The Department […]

Uyghur Leader Urges India To Break Silence For Preventing Genocide Of Community
Uyghur Leader Urges India To Break Silence For Preventing Genocide Of Community

Thiruvananthapuram: China’s persecuted Uyghurs expect India to give up its silence and step in to prevent the “genocide” of the community, unlike other major powers, including Islamic nations, which are silent on the issue, a leading Uyghur leader has said. Talking to IANS, World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa, who is living in exile in […]

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Odisha Govt Promotes 3 IPS Officers, Arun Bothra Appointed ADG

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has promoted three IPS officers to the rank of Additional Director General (ADG) Of Police. As per a notification issued on Tuesday, IPS officer Arun Bothra, who recently cracked the sensational Nayagarh minor girl rape and murder case, has been promoted to the ADG rank. Apart from Bothra, two other IPS […]

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MBBS, BTech Admission Quota For Govt School Students: Political Slugfest Erupts In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday cornered the Odisha government over approving the proposal to introduce quota in engineering and medical colleges for students of the State-run school. Addressing a presser, State BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantasinghar said that instead of creating a new category, the government should have worked towards creating quota […]

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Odisha Vigilance Scanner On Cooperative Bank Manager & Two Others Over DA Cases

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday carried out raids on the property of a bank manager, a college demonstrator and a junior clerk in connection with disproportionate assets case. A four-member team from Sambalpur vigilance division raided the house and property of Sudhir Nanda, account manager of Bolangir central cooperative bank for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate […]

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CBI Arrests 3 GST & Central Excise Officials For 'Accepting Bribe'

Bhubaneswar: Three superintendents of GST and Central Excise were caught by CBI sleuths on Tuesday while allegedly accepting bribe for settling a case pertaining to a private engineering college in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the arrested officials were accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh at a luxury hotel in Bhubaneswar when the CBI personnel […]

Odisha: Several Police Stations In State Still Have No Wireless Sets, Vehicles!
Odisha: Several Police Stations In State Still Have No Wireless Sets, Vehicles!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Of the 16,833 police stations in India, 143 including three from Odisha do not have wireless or mobiles while 257 PS including 4 from the State operate without any vehicles, reveals BPR&D’s latest data published on Tuesday. As per the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) Data on Police Organisations compiled during […]

UK COVID Strain: India To Check All Passengers, Who Had Arrived During Dec 9-22, For Coronavirus Positive
UK COVID Strain: India To Check All Passengers, Who Had Arrived During Dec 9-22, For Coronavirus Positive

New Delhi: All international passengers who arrived in India during the 14 days, from December 9 to December 22, if symptomatic and tested positive, will be subjected to genome sequencing in a bid to find if they have the new UK coronavirus strain. Others will be followed up by the respective states and district surveillance […]

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Odisha Cop-Turned-Farmer's Love Story With Integrated Farming

Koraput: With a penchant for new-age farming, a retired cop, Sharat Chandra Buruda from Sherpali village in Malkangiri is living his dreams by taking up integrated farming at a farmhouse near the citadel town. Koraput is not just famous for its coffee plantations, but for an all-in-one farmhouse ‘Abantika Agros’ as well, which lies just […]

Interpol Executive Director Stresses On Research To Counter Cyber Crime
Interpol Executive Director Stresses On Research To Counter Cyber Crime

Bhubaneswar: Executive Director of Interpol MM Oberoi on Tuesday stressed on the role of research and development to effectively counter rising cyber crime. Addressing the 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference, Oberoi highlighted the magnitude and impact of Cyber Crime globally and discussed various issues involved in tackling it. He also stressed on the importance of […]

Toilet Scam Allegations Surface In Jagatsinghpur, Demand For High-Level Probe Rises
Toilet Scam Allegations Surface In Jagatsinghpur, Demand For High-Level Probe Rises

Jagatsinghpur: Large-scale corruption in toilet construction under Swachh Bharat Mission continued to surface in Odisha with the residents of Talapada panchayat in Jagatsinghpur raising their voices in this regard on Tuesday. Locals alleged about Rs 70 lakh sanctioned for construction of toilets were misappropriated in Talapada panchayat. They said the government funds were embezzled by […]

Odisha Govt Orders Co-Branding Of PMAY, BPGY Houses
Odisha Govt Orders Co-Branding Of PMAY, BPGY Houses

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday directed all the district collectors and project directors of district rural development agency (DRDA) to complete co-branding of all the PMAY (G) and BPGY houses by end of February 2021. “The plaque containing logo of concerned schemes should be affixed on all the PMAY (G) and BPGY houses by […]

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Winter Update: Odisha To Experience Chilly Condition From New Year (See Pics)

Bhubaneswar: At a time when cold wave continued to grip several parts of Odisha, the Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar predicted that temperature is likely to fall further in interior and coastal districts of the State from December 31 i.e. New Year’s eve. The Met Centre said that minimum temperature (Night temperature) might fall by […]

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