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S Muralidhar To Be Next Chief Justice Of Orissa HC, Justice Mohammad Rafiq Transferred To MP

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of justice S Muralidhar as the next Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. Muralidhar is currently posted at the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Justice Muralidhar, whose parent High Court is Delhi, was transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court in February 2020 where he is currently […]

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Social Activist Aditya Dash Death: The Many Twists & Turns In Investigation Of The Case; A Brief Timeline

Bhubaneswar: Since the death of Bhubaneswar-based Social activist Aditya Dash, the investigation into the case seems to be heading nowhere as it continues to witness new twists and turns with the addition of new facts and characters into the scene so far. The latest chapter in this saga is that of the suicide attempt by […]

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Tata Motors 'Job Scam': Akash Pathak Again Sent To Judicial Custody After 5-Day CB Remand

Bhubaneswar: Akash Pathak, son of arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, was on Tuesday sent to judicial custody after completion of his five-day remand by the Odisha Crime Branch. The CB had taken Akash on five-day remand for further interrogation in connection with fraud allegations against his name. After completion of the remand, he was […]

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CCTNS In Odisha: State Languishes At 15th Rank Among 19 States In 2020

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha keeps recording the ever-rising cases of missing children and sexual violence against women and children, the State slips up in utilising the technology of the CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System) to combat the growing menace. A reality check shows Odisha is yet to digitise all the database on crime […]

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Odisha: Selfie Over Train Proves Fatal For Youth, Bogie Catches Fire

Gajapati: A youth was charred to death while clicking selfie by climbing atop a train at Paralakhemundi railway station on Wednesday. A bogey of the train also reportedly catches fire following the incident. As per reports, the youth came in contact with the live wire over the stationary train while clicking a selfie. Soon, the […]

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Indravati Displaced Warn Of Massive Stir

Nabarangpur: Residents displaced by Indravati reservoir project in the district on Wednesday gheraoed the administrative office of the hydroelectricity project and warned the authorities of escalating their protest in case their demands are not fulfilled within the stipulated time period. The protestors threatened that they will not hesitate to release water from the dam into […]

Crime
Pandemic Impact: Odisha Records 7 Rapes Every Day During COVID-19 Lockdown Period!

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the COVID lockdown, all sort of police bandobust, major restrictions like night curfew in the State since March -June this year, the rape count in Odisha didn’t show any pandemic let up signs. Rather it touched a new high during the first six months of this pandemic year. The rapes this year have […]

Odisha Govt To Bear PET Scan Expense Of Cancer Patients
Row Over Odisha Universities Act Amendment: HC Sends Notice To UGC, Centre, State

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has sent notices to the University Grants Commission, Centre, Odisha and all other parties to file response in connection with a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the State government’s decision to promulgate amendment to Odisha Universities Act 1989. The State’s apex court has scheduled January 11, 2021, for […]

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Modalities For Reopening Of Temples In Odisha, Points To Note

Bhubaneswar: After the Odisha government’s nod to open Puri Jagannath and Lingaraj temple amid the pandemic with strict adherence to COVID-19 norms, hopes are high that around 18000 remaining temples in the State will also be opened soon. As the State government has already left the responsibility of taking decision regarding opening of the places […]

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BJP, Congress Slam Odisha Govt Over Rs 290 Cr Covid Assistance Package

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a stimulus package of Rs 289.42 crore for MSMEs as COVID assistance, the opposition parties in the State lashed out at the government with the BJP alleging irregularities in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). BJP leader Pradeep Purohit alleged that those […]

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Odisha: Nayagarh Girl Swati's Body Reaches Native Village After SNT Test In Cuttack

Nayagarh: A pall of gloom descended on Budhipatna village in Nayagarh district after the body of three-year-old girl Swati reached the locality on Wednesday. After completion of SNT test at Cuttack, the body of the minor girl was brought to her native village. The minor girl was found dead and her body was recovered from […]

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I Want Justice Or Else Death: 'Depressed' Bidyashree After Suicide Bid

Cuttack: Bidyashree Dash, the wife of deceased social activist Aditya Dash, who attempted suicide by consuming sedatives on Wednesday, said that she does not want to live anymore as she was ‘mentally raped’. The widow of noted motivational speaker consumed sleeping pills in order to take her own life while going live on Facebook earlier […]

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Odisha Ranks 13th In National Food Safety Index For 2019-2020: Official

Bhubaneswar: With different food safety measures being implemented in the state, Odisha’s ranking in the National Food Safety Index has risen to 13th position for the year 2019-2020, a top government official said on Wednesday. Chief Secretary A K Tripathy said this while chairing the state-level food safety advisory committee meeting which was held on […]

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Odisha: Body Of Missing Minor Boy Recovered From Well In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Close on the heels of series of missing and subsequent deaths of children in Odisha, a three-year-old boy at Khankira village under Nihal Prasad police limits in Dhenkanal district who went missing on Wednesday, was found dead in a well on Thursday. The body of the minor boy has been recovered from the open […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Puri Srimandir Sees Reopening Preparations, Baladevjew Shrine To Open For Public From Jan 3

Bhubaneswar: The preparations to reopen Srimandir in Puri from December 23 have begun keeping in mind all the Covid-19 protocols. The 12th century shrine has been closed for the last nine months due to the ongoing pandemic situation. A closed door meeting in this regard was held between Puri district collector Balwant Singh, SP Kanwar […]

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