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Weddings To Be Exempted From Farmers 'Peaceful Bharat Bandh' Call On Dec 8
Delhi Chalo Protest: Farmers' Stir Continues For 16th Day, More On Way To Delhi

New Delhi: The farmers’ protest at several interstate borders of Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh continued for the 16th day on Friday as their leaders strategised for the proposed intensification of their agitation across the country. Tens of thousands of more protesters from Punjab and Haryana were set to join them on the Singhu […]

Odisha: Tainted IFS Officer Abhay Pathak & Son Granted Bail As Vigilance Fails To Submit Chargesheet
More Trouble For Pathaks As Commissionerate Police Probes Allegations By Sky King

Bhubaneswar: Seems like police and other investigating agencies are coming at the Pathaks from all sides now. Already on the radar of the CID, IFS officer Abhaykant Pathak and his son Akash have found themselves in further trouble as the Commissionerate Police has initiated an investigation into fraud allegations levelled against Akash Pathak by Sky […]

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India's Rank Slips To 54th Globally In Home Price Appreciation Index

Mumbai: India has moved down seven spots in the global home price index to 54th rank in Q3 2020 against 47th in Q3 2019, with a decline of 2.4 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in home prices, international property consultant Knight Frank said in its latest research report — Global House Price Index Q3 2020. According […]

What BJD Has Done For Farmers In 21 Years: BJP’s Pradip Purohit

Bhubaneswar: The farmers across Odisha are not able to sell their produce, mostly paddy in mandis and the token system introduced by the State government has compounded their miseries, alleged BJP leader Pradip Purohit on Friday. Though the Centre has fixed Minimum Support Price (MSP) at Rs 1868 per quintal of paddy, the farmers are […]

Engineer Amrut Das Death: OHRC To Visit Spot For Inquiry

Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is likely to visit spot to conduct a detailed probe into the mysterious death of engineer Amrut Das, whose mother and brother had recently attempted suicide near Odisha Assembly alleging shoddy police investigation. The father and brother of the deceased engineer on Friday deposed before the […]

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Disengagement Dissent Grows Among COVID Care Workers, Odisha Govt Says Reengagement Unlikely

Bhubaneswar: Dashing the hopes of women COVID Care Workers who have been disengaged from service, Odisha Health Minister Naba Das on Friday clarified that their employment was purely contractual in nature and so the government is unlikely to reengage them. Das’ comments came after the health condition of some of the protesting woman COVID Care […]

Lokayukta Asks Vigilance To Probe Corruption Charges Against MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta on Friday directed State Vigilance Directorate to probe into the corruption allegations levelled against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who was recently arrested by the Crime Branch for his alleged links with IFS officer Abhay Pathak and his son Akash. The directive came after the anti-corruption watchdog accepted the recommendations of Odisha […]

Anti-National Forces Behind Farmers’ Protest: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: Farmers have nothing to do with the ongoing protests against the new farm reform laws. Moreover, anti-national forces are behind such agitations, said Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that MSP and mandi system will remain and the farmers do not have to worry about it, said the […]

D-Brothers Still Operating Crime Syndicate From Jail; More Weapons, Ammunition Seized

Cuttack: The arrested gangster brothers – Sushil and Sushant Dhalsamant have once again become a major headache for the Commissionerate Police. It appears that the duo notoriously called as D-brothers are still operating their entire crime syndicated from behind the four walls of the prison. Moreover, they seem to be controlling the illegal arms racket […]

South Indian States Ban Online Gaming, Bring Strict Laws

New Delhi: A move to ban online gaming is gaining momentum in the southern states with Tamil Nadu joining Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Karnataka also mulling a law banning online gaming. Following the footsteps of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the state of Tamil Nadu has also amended its laws to restrict online gaming within […]

Crackdown On D-Syndicate: Massive Weapon Haul Of 16 Guns, Over 1000 Ammo Seized, Police Remand Of Dhalasamant Brothers Soon

Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, the Commissionerate Police recovered 16 guns and over 1000 rounds of live ammunitions during an intense crackdown on the crime network of gangster brothers – Sushil and Sushant Dhalasamant in the past 24 hours in Cuttack. Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi on Friday informed that eight firearms, 16 magazines […]

Odisha Drug Seizures: State Winging In The 'Udta' Punjab Way?

Bhubaneswar: Odisha, especially Bhubaneswar, got zoomed on the country’s dubious narcotics map by a leaked Whatsapp chat of  controversial actress Rhea Chakrobarty, who in the chat had  purportedly exclaimed, “Dude, Bhubaneswar is the Scene.” What she boasted of her finding in Odisha’s capital city was ‘the best ever weed’. True to Rhea’s discovery, Odisha looks […]

BJP Gears Up To Revive Its ‘120 Mission’ In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Breaking into the formidable bastion of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will be a major challenge for senior BJP leader Daggubati Purandeswari who has been given charge of the party’s affairs in Odisha. The new in-charge (Prabhari) of the party’s Odisha unit, Purandeswari is now on a visit to the State and seems […]

CB Gets Akash Pathak’s 5-Day Custody; To Be Quizzed On Tata Motors ‘Job Fraud’, Opulent Life

Bhubaneswar: More skeletons are likely to tumble out in the high-profile Tata Motors ‘recruitment fraud’ in Odisha as the Crime Branch on Friday took Akash Pathak, the son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, on a five day remand for questioning in connection with the matter. Akash Pathak , who allegedly spun a web […]

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Odisha: Groom Picked Up By Cops From Marriage Mandap For Solemnizing 2nd Wedding

Cuttack: A groom was on Friday picked up from marriage mandap for allegedly tying nuptial cord with another woman without having annulled the marital ties with his first wife. The embarrassing turn of events occurred at Sartol Chandi Temple under Madhupatana Police limits in Cuttack on Friday, when a woman, Jayanti Samal claiming to be […]