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BJD government has no rules, only hijacking Central schemes: Debasis Nayak after joining BJP
BJD government has no rules, only hijacking Central schemes: Debasis Nayak after joining BJP

Nayak lashed out at the government for not allowing journalists to enter the secretariat. “The secretariat is not anybody’s parental property. Journalists will move outside the Assembly when it will be in session. What do you think of people? The secretariat is the property of 4.50 crore people. It is not the property of the coterie that has been hatching all conspiracies,” he added.

Ahead of polls, BJD in turmoil over more ticket hopefuls, rebels 
Ahead of polls, BJD in turmoil over more ticket hopefuls, rebels 

As the elections are drawing closer, the BJD is struggling with the problem of plenty in its Ekamra, Madhya and Uttar constituencies in Bhubaneswar. Parallel organizations by warring groups are giving indication of factionalism which could spell more trouble only after the announcement of nominees. 

President Droupadi Murmu to visit Odisha's Khiching on February 29
President Droupadi Murmu to visit Odisha's Khiching on February 29

President Droupadi Murmu will visit Khiching in Mayurbhanj district on February 29. Elaborate security arrangements will be put in place for her two-day visit to the district. On Sunday, Indian Air Force officials came in a special aircraft and landed at the helipad at Pandurshil village. 

PDS beneficiaries suffer in Odisha’s Bhadrak
PDS beneficiaries suffer in Odisha’s Bhadrak, demand action against erring employees

Take the case of Mangalpur village under Tihidi block in Bhadrak district. The PDS beneficiaries in the village have been visiting the distribution centre and returning empty-handed for the last three days.

ATM loot bid in Odisha's Keonjhar foiled as man wakes up in dead night 
ATM loot bid in Odisha's Keonjhar foiled as man wakes up in dead night 

On seeing the man, the miscreants fired into the air, abused him in Hindi and warned him against coming closer.  The person went back and told some other people about the incident. 

BJD factional feuds getting uglier in Odisha's Bhadrak!
BJD factional feuds getting uglier in Odisha's Bhadrak! 

As per reports, a group of disgruntled workers and leaders held a meeting at Naripur on Saturday. The meeting was held at the residence of former minister Jugal Patnaik. A group of frontline leaders like Asit Patnaik and many other unhappy workers spoke against the legislator.

Irate tourists barge into Odisha’s Konark Sun temple
Irate tourists barge into Odisha’s Konark Sun temple following delay in ticket-checking

The temple authorities tried to stop the tourists by locking the main gate of the temple. However, several tourists tried to force their entry into the temple premises by climbing on the gate and temple wall.

SHG women ‘hold Kangaroo court’ over family dispute in Odisha’s Nayagarh!
SHG women ‘hold Kangaroo court’ over family dispute in Odisha’s Nayagarh!

It was even alleged that some SHG members ‘delivered justice and forced the members of a family -- Gajendra Sahu and his wife Molisa Sahu -- to grind their noses on the ground as punishment’. The couple tendered apologies but refused to grind their noses on the ground.

Pramod Bhagat
BWF Para Badminton World Championships: Odisha star Pramod Bhagat clinches men’s singles title

With this memorable title win, Pramod shattered many records. He became the first para-athlete to win three consecutive gold at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships. He also equalled the record of winning Lin Dan’s five world Championships.

  • Sunday, 25 February 2024
  • Odisha
Jammu and Kashmir DGP RR Swain
Historic time after abrogation of Article 370 and leading force: Odia IPS officer and J&K DGP

In an exclusive interview with OTV, Swain said that to lead a force in Jammu and Kashmir is a matter of pride for him.

Protests Over NAC Demand In Odisha
New NAC list: Protests intensify in left-out Odisha places

A 12-hour bandh is being observed at Loisingha area in Bolangir district on Sunday. The BJP and Congress have extended support to the bandh called by the Loisingha Bikash Parishad to protest the disparity in according NAC status to Loisingha.

Drinking water crisis
Ahead of peak summer, residents in Cuttack and Balasore districts facing hardship in getting water

The water situation at Ward no 9 of Balasore is causing all sorts of problems for the local residents. Though a motor pump has been installed and pipelines laid out, the residents are yet to get water

3 Maoists Killed
3 Maoists killed in encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh

After getting an information from reliable sources about the presence of Maoists in Koyalibeda forest, a joint team of CRPF and Kanker police launched a massive operation in the area.

ABVP activists stage protest in Bhubaneswar
ABVP activists stage protest in Bhubaneswar alleging mismanagement in Matric exam; gherao Minister’s residence

The protestors also sought answers from the Minister about the reason behind the English question paper leak and demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident.

Boat carrying more than 30 passengers stranded in Chilika
Boat carrying more than 30 passengers stranded in Chilika; rescue operation underway

The boat was ferrying passengers from Janhikuda to Satapada when its engine developed some snag. Apart from the passengers, there are as many as eight two-wheelers on board. 

  • Sunday, 25 February 2024
  • Odisha
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