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Indian Navy's Indigenous Advanced Frigate 'Himgiri' Makes First Contact With Water
Indian Navy's Indigenous Advanced Frigate 'Himgiri' Makes First Contact With Water

Kolkata: ‘Himgiri’, the first of the three Project 17A ships being built at Kolkata’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), made her first contact with the waters of Hoogly River on Monday. Project 17A has upheld India’s vision for Atmanirbhar Bharat. P17A ships have been indigenously designed by Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship […]

Puri Custodial Death: Rs 5 Lakh Compensation Approved To Kin Of Deceased, Police Tell HC

Cuttack: The Puri police informed Orissa High Court on Monday that the state government has sanctioned Rs five lakh as interim compensation to the family of the person who was allegedly killed in custody by the district police as per the HC’s order. Puri superintendent of police(SP) Kanwar Vishal Singh in a counter affidavit informed […]

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New Medical Colleges To Come Up In Puri & Jajpur In 3 Years, Odisha Cabinet Gives Nod

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Monday approved the proposal for setting up of a 100 seated new government Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Jajpur. Apart from this, the Cabinet also approved the construction of 650-bedded Medical College Hospital in Puri. The total cost of the project is about Rs 651 Crores which would be […]

Kendrapara RTI Activist Death: Demand For CBI Probe Intensifies

Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of Right to Information (RTI) activists on Monday took out a protest rally from Master Canteen and marched towards Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar demanding a CBI probe into the alleged murder of an RTI activist in Kendrapara. The RTI activists were intercepted midway by the police personnel while they were on their way […]

'Free Land' For Poor In Mumbai Drag Hundreds To Vacant Govt Plot
'Free Land' For Poor In Mumbai Drag Hundreds To Vacant Govt Plot

Mumbai: Several people assembled near an open government plot in Vikhroli area of Mumbai following rumours of land being provided free of cost to the poor. Civic authorities and police removed them from the spot, but they are still staying put in the vicinity in the hope of getting free land, officials said. More than […]

Endowment Commission Fixes Modalities For Reopening Of 18K Temples In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Following the Orissa High Court’s order, the Endowment Commission on Monday fixed modalities to reopen 18,000 temples under its jurisdiction. The modalities emphasised on ‘darshan’ at temples by devotees with strict adherence to all standard COVID-19 guidelines which include maintenance of social distance, sanitizers at the entrances and frequent sanitation of temples premise. However, […]

Total Fertility Rate Declines Across Several States, India's Population Stabilising
Total Fertility Rate Declines Across Several States, India's Population Stabilising

New Delhi: India’s population is stabilising as per the Fifth National Family Health Survey as the total fertility rate has decreased across majority of the states. Of the 17 states analysed in the NFHS-5 data, except for Bihar, Manipur and Meghalaya, all other states have a TFR of 2.1 or less, which implies that most […]

Youth Nabbed While Stealing Transformer In Cuttack Village
Bhubaneswar 'Gang Rape' Case: POCSO Court Reserves Order On Bail Plea Of 4 Accused

Bhubaneswar: A special POCSO Court has reserved verdict on the bail plea of the four accused who were arrested by the Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Monday in connection with the alleged gang rape of a minor girl earlier on Monday. The Court is scheduled to pronounce its’ verdict on December 18. Till then, […]

Odisha Farmer Tonsures Head, Says Govt Is Dead

New Delhi: While the farmers are protesting against the three newly passed agricultural laws, a farmer from Odisha expressed his protest in a unique manner by shaving off his head and beard to mark his dissent over the new policies of the government. Parthasarthy Jenna from Odisha tonsured his head at Delhi’s Singhu Border as […]

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Maoists Oppose Malkangiri Encounter, Release Audio Tape

Malkangiri: The Red Rebels on Tuesday opposed the recently encounter in which two of their cadres were killed by security forces in Chitrakonda. In an audio tape, Maoist leader and Andhra-Odisha zonal Committee Secretary Kailash has condemned the killings and action by the administration, police and the Odisha government. The audio-tape has been released two […]

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AIIMS Nurses' Strike: Health Ministry Orders Immediate Restoration Of Services

New Delhi: The indefinite strike of nurses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has prompted the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry to invoke emergency powers in order to end the ongoing agitation which started on Monday afternoon. A late evening order issued by the Ministry has directed the hospital administration to […]

DA Case: Vigilance Raids Residence Of Assistant Executive Engineer In Sundergarh

Rourkela: The Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday morning conducted a raid at the residence of Narayan Pradhan, an Assistant Executive Engineer with Public Health division in Sundergarh district, in connection with the probe into a disproportionate assets case. As per reports, simultaneous searches are being conducted at six places in the State including Pradhan’s residence and […]

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Sambalpur: 12-Hours Bandh Throws Life Out Of Gear In Bamra

Sambalpur: Normal life has come to a standstill in Bamra town of the district today following a 12-hour bandh call by Railway Kriyanusthana Committee (RKC) demanding halt of three express trains at the station. According to reports, vehicular movement and rail services have been severely affected in the town. Protestors stage rail blockade by sitting […]

Odisha Govt Issues Revised Order On Merger Of Schools

Bhubaneswar: After facing severe criticism during the Assembly proceedings in the winter session, the Odisha Government decided to change its decision on merger of schools in scheduled and non-scheduled areas. The Odisha government has said that the primary and upper primary schools having less than 15 students, and not 20 as decided earlier, will be […]

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Cyber Fraud: ‘Jamtara’ Gang Active In Bhubaneswar; Commissionerate Police Cautions People

Bhubaneswar: It seems the fraudsters of Jamtara –infamous as the cybercrime capital of India– are now on the prowl and in search of their next target, this time in the smart city of Bhubaneswar. The Commissionerate Police recently released a video and cautioned people to remain alert as the cyber fraudsters of Jamtara in Jharkhand […]