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Smog Alert For Odisha! Know The Time And Places Where It Will Play Havoc!
Smog Alert For Odisha! Know The Time And Places Where It Will Play Havoc!

Bhubaneswar: Planning any wintry weekend shopping or thinking of just taking a stroll at the markets during the evening hours in the districts of Cuttack, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar), Puri, Ganjam (including Berhampur), Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Nayagarh? Do a rethink. Smog is going to rule here. It will attain the heights in the evening hours […]

Police Raids D Brothers' Residence, Firearms Seized

Cuttack: In a major development involving the notorious gangster Dhalasamanta brothers, the Commissionerate Police on Thursday raided the residence of the arrested duo in CDA Sector-6 of Cuttack. As per reports, the police acted on a tip off and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the gangster’s residence. Sources said, Police recovered […]

Media Plays Vital Role In Dealing With Anti-India Forces: MoS Defence
Media Plays Vital Role In Dealing With Anti-India Forces: MoS Defence

New Delhi: Media has an important role in dealing with anti-India forces, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said on Thursday. Speaking at the valedictory function of the media communication course organised for defence personnel by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), he said there is a need to ensure that the media […]

Pari Pihu
Amid 'Pari' Outrage, 'Pihu' Pain Threatens To Haunt Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Jajpur: At a time when Odisha politics is already boiling with the murder case of five-year-old Nayagarh girl, Pari, shocking story of another missing minor girl named ‘Pihu’ from Jajpur district grabbed headlines on Thursday. As per reports, two-year-old Subhalaxmi Nayak, aka Pihu from Madhusudanpur village under Binjharpur Police Station in Jajpur has been missing […]

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM Raps Depts For Varied Statements On Reopening Of Edu Institutes

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the School and Mass Education and the State Higher Education department in Odisha announced there is much likelihood on the reopening of schools and colleges in the State after New Year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed displeasure on difference in statements of the departments and rapped the concerned authorities over showing lack […]

Banks' Negligence In Credit Disbursement To Livelihood Programme Will Not Be Tolerated: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: The state government will not tolerate Banks found neglecting credit disbursement to different livelihood programmes launched to counter impact of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Patnaik said this on Thursday while reviewing the coronavirus situation in the state and the government’s efforts in tackling the pandemic situation. The coronavirus cases […]

Cuttack: Finance Company Employee Shot At, Robbed Of Rs 1 Lakh

Cuttack: As many as three unidentified miscreants opened fire at an employee of a financial company and robbed him of Rs 1 lakh at Khuntakata near Anshupa Square of Athagarh in the district on Thursday. The victim identified as Kitish Ranjan Bhanja of Mahindra Finance sustained severe injuries in the firing. He was rushed to […]

Construction Firm Worker Arrested For Attempting To Abduct Tribal Children In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Tension ran high in Kalabadia panchayat area under Bangiriposi police limits of Mayurbhanj district on Thursday after some workers of a private construction company allegedly tried to abduct tribal children of nearby Akhadasahi village. One among the workers, identified as Jai Bhagwan, was arrested in connection with the incident. Based on the complaint of […]

5 Pakistan Soldiers Killed In Retaliatory Firing By India Along LoC In Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu: Five Pakistani soldiers were killed and three injured in an overnight retaliatory action by the Indian army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, Defence sources said. “Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing and shelling targeting civilian facilities in Mankote sector of the LoC in Poonch district on Thursday. “Damage was […]

Running of trains during fog in winter
Winter Alert! Railway’s Precautionary Measures In View Of Foggy Weather

Bhubaneswar: Almost every day during the winter, a number of trains get delayed for hours due to dense foggy conditions. Even as the Indian Railways has a well laid-down procedure regarding operation of trains during fog and dense weather condition, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has now geared up its manpower to cope with the […]

Rayagada accident
Odisha: 2 Killed, 2 Critical As Truck Hits Tractor In Rayagada

Rayagada: In a tragic accident, two labourers were killed and as many injured after a truck hit an overturned tractor at Kaliapada Ghati under Tikiri police limits of Rayagada district on Friday. The injured were rescued by locals and rushed to the nearby hospital in a critical condition. According to reports, the tractor carrying the […]

Brown sugar seized
Odisha: Brown Sugar Worth Rs 4.70 L Seized, 2 Peddlers Held

Jagatsinghpur: Intensifying the on-going drive against drug syndicates and street peddling of narcotics, an Excise department flying squad and police on Friday seized 47 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 4.70 lakh during a joint raid at Alipingala area under Jagatsinghpur Sadar police limits in the district on Friday. Two peddlers have been arrested in […]

Hockey World Cup
Odisha: Steel City Gears Up To Host Hockey World Cup, FIH Officials Survey Preparations

Rourkela: Ahead of the much-awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023, preparations have started in full swing at Rourkela, one of the venues to host the mega event. After successful hosting of the 2018 edition of the mega event in Bhubaneswar, the next edition has been split between Kalinga Stadium in the Capital City and Biju […]

Keonjhar asphyxiation death
Marriage Party Turns Fatal In Keonjhar! 2 Including Minor Die Of Asphyxiation, 2 Critical

Keonjhar: A marriage reception party turned fatal for two persons, including a minor boy after they died of asphyxiation, while they were sleeping in a room with the generator on at Kathabari village under Sadar police limits of Keonjhar district late on Thursday night. The two deceased have been identified as Badal Nayak (15) and […]

Shootout In Bhubaneswar: Bike Borne Miscreants Fire Thrice At Man Out On Bail

Bhubaneswar: Three bike-borne miscreants allegedly opened fire at a man in Kalinga Vihar K-4 area under the Tomando police limits in the Capital City on Friday morning. The man, whose identity was not disclosed, had a providential escape as all the three bullets fired at him from the moving motorcycle missed target. The miscreants who […]