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Bagchis Donate Chair Professorship In Public Health At Ahmedabad University

Ahmedabad: Noted Odia writer Susmita Bagchi and her renowned entrepreneur husband Subroto Bagchi, the co-founder of Mindtree, have endowed a Chair Professorship in public health at Ahmedabad University. Ahmedabad University has announced the School of Public Health and is looking for a Dean to lead the school. The Dean’s chair would be called the Susmita […]

Pari Murder Case: 'Attempts On To Save Odisha Minister Arun Sahoo'

Bhubaneswar: Hours after some serious allegations were levelled against the chief of Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Odisha Crime Branch investigating the abduction and murder of five-year-old girl, Pari, the Odisha unit of BJP has claimed that attempts are on to save Minister Arun Sahoo. State BJP general secretary Golak Mohapatra criticised the State government […]

Just Wait & Watch, Says MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Already neck deep in trouble over the alleged ‘Tata Motors’ job scam, arrested Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi sought to absolve himself of the charges against him while he was taken for production before the SDJM Court in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. “Wait and watch’ was Panigrahi’s impromptu retort when journalists sought a sound bite from […]

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Crime Branch Arrests Sarbeswar Rao, Close Aide Of MLA Pradeep Panigrahi In Job Fraud

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday arrested one Sarbeswar Rao, a close aide of arrested Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi in connection with the Tata Motors ‘recruitment fraud.’ Rao’s arrest came after the investigating agency found credible evidence regarding his involvement in the job fraud. He was earlier grilled by the probe agency for several hours […]

TRP Scam: Mumbai Police Arrests BARC's Ex-COO
TRP Scam: Mumbai Police Arrests BARC's Ex-COO

Mumbai: Mumbai Police arrested former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) on Thursday in connection with the alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) rigging scam. Romil Ramgarhia, former COO of the BARC, was arrested in the afternoon by a team of Mumbai crime branch, which is probing the TRP case, an […]

Gold Ornaments, Cash Looted From Jewellery Shop In Berhampur

Berhampur: In yet another major loot in the Silk City, miscreants have allegedly decamped with 400 gm of gold ornaments and Rs 1.5 lakh cash from a jewellery shop located at Badabazaar area late last night. As per reports, the miscreants entered the Keshav jewellery shop through the iron ventilator on the fourth floor of […]

Female Migrant Workers From Odisha Allege 'Inhuman Torture' In Andhra Pradesh

Balasore: After relaxations in COVID-19 induced lockdown restrictions in the country, a group of girls from Odisha who went to Andhra Pradesh to work in a spinning mill have been allegedly subjected to torture and put under house arrest by middleman. The girls working at Digital Cotton Mill in Kadapa were reportedly beaten whenever they […]

GPS-based Toll Collection System Cleared, Says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Bhubaneswar: The Centre is hoping that the toll income may rise up to Rs 1.34 lakh crore in five years using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the Government has finalised GPS-based(Global Positioning System) technology toll collection to ensure seamless movement […]

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Pari Murder Case: HC Raps SIT, ‘No Substantial Progress To Nab The Real Culprit’

Bhubaneswar: There has been no substantial progress in the on-going investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to nab the ‘real culprit’ involved in the alleged rape and brutal murder of the five-year-old girl from Nayagarh district, observed the Orissa High Court on Thursday. The Court’s observation came following the submission of a status report […]

Odisha: Girl Alleges Rape By 55-Year-Old Man In Kalahandi
Odisha: Girl Alleges Rape By 55-Year-Old Man In Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 55-year-old man in Kalahandi district, police said on Thursday. Though the incident took place in the Jaipatna police station area on December 8, it came to light after the parents of the girl, a student of class 6, lodged a complaint on Wednesday. As per the […]

Child Theft In Odisha: 4 Including 3 Women Arrested

Rourkela: Police on Thursday arrested four persons including three women on charges of kidnapping a five-year-old boy from Rourkela railway station area. The cops have reportedly rescued the boy from Medinipur area of the neighbouring West Bengal. As per reports, the accused had abducted the boy from the railway station area on December 4. Later, […]

Odisha: Little Did He Know A Selfie Ahead Of Birthday Would Cost His Life

Gajapati: In a couple of days, he would have turned 15, but little did he know that his attempt to take a selfie will cost his life. Suriya, the 14-year-old boy who was charred to death while attempting to take a selfie atop a stationary train at Paralakhemundi railway station, left the entire city in […]

Many Senior TMC Leaders Resign From Party Hours After Suvendu Adhikari
Many Senior TMC Leaders Resign From Party Hours After Suvendu Adhikari

Kolkata: Hours after Trinamool Congress heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigned from the party’s primary membership, many dissident leaders and activists started stepping down from their respective party posts in West Bengal on Thursday. In a twin blow to the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress, along with Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari also resigned from the post of chairman of […]

GST Tax Fraud: Scamsters Spreading Tentacles In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: At a time when GST tax frauds continue to surface on a regular basis from Rourkela, instances of tax evasion have also started coming to the fore from various other parts of Odisha. One Bigyan Swain of Pitamberpur in Paradip has reportedly been served notice for Rs 10 crore tax fraud. Swain has been […]

Ganjam Forest Dept Steps Up Conservation Efforts For Blackbucks

Berhampur: The forest department of Ganjam has set a new precedent for conservation of blackbucks by adopting a smart and sustainable method of agriculture. The department has started farming a variety of pulses to feed the endangered animal staying in the Aska forest range near Bhetanai village so that the wild herbivores do not venture […]