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Odisha Lawmaker ‘Threatens Police ASI’, Audio Goes Viral
Odisha Lawmaker ‘Threatens Police ASI’, Audio Goes Viral

Bhadrak: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Chandbali Assembly constituency, Byomakesh Ray stoked a controversy by allegedly threatening a police officer over phone, an audio clip of which has gone viral. The audio clip containing the purported telephonic conversation of Ray with the assistant sub-inspector of Bansada Police Station, Gurucharan Behera, is now being widely […]

Railways Announces Initiatives Against Smoking, Carrying Inflammable Items
Railways Announces Initiatives Against Smoking, Carrying Inflammable Items

New Delhi: The Railways announced on Tuesday a slew of initiatives against smoking and carrying inflammable items, which were apparently the cause behind some of the recent fires on board trains. The national transporter has instructed zonal railways to initiate intensive awareness drive of seven days to educate all the stakeholders, including railway users and […]

ECoR Extends MEMU Trains Services, Check Details
ECoR Extends MEMU Trains Services, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to introduce MEMU train between Bhubaneswar-Keonjhar and Angul-Puri. While the service between Bhubaneswar-Keonjhar will commence on March 30, Angul-Puri MEMU train will start running from April 5. Besides, the ECoR has decided to extend Visakhapatnam-Jagadalpur-Visakhapatnam special train up to Kirandul from April 1, 2021. As per the […]

Odisha: 2 Labourers Trampled To Death By Elephant In Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Jumbo menace continued to haunt residents in several parts of Odisha as two labourers were trampled to death in their sleep by a wild elephant at Kundernisha village under Sadar forest range in the district on Tuesday night. The deceased have been identified as Jaylal Mirdha and Telenga Oram from Tangaropali village of Bargarh […]

India, US Agree To Re-establish Homeland Security Dialogue

Washington: The Biden administration has announced the re-establishment of the Homeland Security Dialogue with India that was discontinued by the previous Trump dispensation. This comes a day after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spoke with India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu on Monday and expressed his desire to further strengthen the partnership between […]

Cattle Smuggling
Odisha: Attack By Cow Smugglers Leaves 3 Vigilantes Critical In Bhadrak, 200 Cattle Rescued

Bhadrak: Three cow vigilantes were seriously injured in a fight with the cattle smugglers at National Highway No 16 near Ranital in the district on Wednesday. The injured have been admitted to the Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital in critical conditions. According to reports, a team of cow vigilantes under the banner of Go Surakhya Samiti […]

Cop Arrested
Odisha Cop Arrested By Vigilance For Taking Rs 50,000 Bribe

Jagatsinghpur: The Vigilance sleuths have arrested a sub-inspector of Jagatsinghpur Sadar Police Station on bribery charges. According to reports, the vigilance team caught Biswajit Gadnayak red-handed while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from Pritam Mohanty. Biswajit had demanded bribe from Pritam for a mutual settlement of a case. However, Pritam informed the […]

Covid-19 Odisha Update: One Dies, 791 People Test Positive In Highest Single-Day Spike
Odisha: Covid-19 Cases Breach 150 Mark In Last 24 Hours, Nuapada Tops

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 single-day spike in Odisha continued to breach 100 mark for the fifth time in last 6 days when 170 people tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. Importantly, Nuapada, which had reported 4 positive cases on Tuesday, witnessed the maximum surge with 27 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. However, the […]

Chief Justice Of India SA Bobde Recommends Justice NV Ramana As His Successor

New Delhi: Chief Justice S.A. Bobde has recommended to the Centre to appoint Justice N.V. Ramana as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Bobde will retire on April 23. Justice Ramana was appointed to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014. Justice Ramana will take over as the Chief Justice on […]

Odisha: Missing Cuttack College Student Found Dead In Hotel Room In Bhubaneswar
Odisha: Missing Cuttack College Student Found Dead In Hotel Room In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The body of a youth was recovered from a hotel room under mysterious circumstances in Sailashree Vihar area of Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. As per reports, the police broke open the room of the hotel and found the body of the youth. The deceased, identified as Abhishek Kumar Nayak, hailed from Urali area under Sadar […]

Pratap Sarangi
Sarangi Demands Special Funds For Development Of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi has demanded allocation of special funds from the Centre for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bhubaneswar in order to augment the infrastructure and facilities at the super specialty hospital in the State capital. Sarangi, who represents the Balasore Parliamentary constituency, called on Health Minister Harsh Vardhan […]

E-Scooter By IIT Delhi Has Running Cost Of 20 Paise Per Km

New Delhi: The Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) Delhi incubated startup, Geliose Mobility, has launched an electric scooter ‘HOPE’. The running cost of this scooter is only 20 paise per kilometre. ‘HOPE’ is a cost-effective scooter for delivery and local commuting. It gives a top speed of 25 km. Along with this, it also falls […]

Twitter Announces Measures To Protect India Assembly Polls

New Delhi: As the assembly polls in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry inch closer, Twitter on Wednesday said it is implementing the significant product, policy, and enforcement updates to keep the service safe from attempts to manipulate the platform. While a global cross-functional team with local, cultural, and language expertise will run […]

Fuel Prices Fall On Sharp Decline In Global Rates

New Delhi: Consumers can heave a sign of relief as oil marketing companies (OMCs) have finally relented and reduced the retail price of petrol and diesel after keeping them steady for past 24 days. This is first reduction in petrol and diesel prices in 2021. Petrol price fell by 18 paise per litre and diesel […]

Issue Raised by Param Bir 'Serious': SC Sends Him To Bombay High Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh to move the Bombay High Court with his petition, where he has unleashed a barrage of allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Singh, who was represented by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, urged the top court to direct a fair […]