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A huge cache of illegal firecrackers was seized in Cuttack on the ocassion of Diwali on Thursday. A team of Lalbag Police raided a building at Chaudi Sahi and confisctated firecrackers worth around Rs 5 lakh from the location. A youth named Rahul Bhagat has been arrested on charges for operating the cracker selling unit. After interrogation of the accused, police revealed that he had been stashing firecrackers at the unit after procuring them outside to sell them in Cuttack for Diwali festivities. The Orissa High Court has recently permitted the State governemnt to allow trade and use of only green crackers during Diwali. Prior to that Odisha government had banned the sale of firecrackers in view of Covid pandemic.
The AICC on Thursday approved a proposal made by the OPCC to constitute a seven-member Disciplinary Action Committee, effectively making former Odisha Minister and Sundargarh MLA Kishore Chandra Patel its Chairman More
The saffron party leader also urged the people of Gajapati to extend their wholehearted support to the bandh to make it successful across the district More
Moreover, the youth wing of the party has also questioned the stoic silence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the case More
During questioning, the police came across several inconsistencies in his narration of how he landed up at the house and why he had dressed himself in a dress while wearing a helmet. This is in the backdrop of the initial suspicion that Rupesh had plans to rob the house, police said. More
Following the Centre's announcement to cut excise duty on petrol by Rs 5 and on diesel by Rs 10, retail prices of petrol and diesel fell between Rs 5-10 per litre on Thursday. The move was in view of containing surging rates. More
Though the State Government offers compensation of Rs 4 lakh for death in crocodile attack while Rs 1 lakh for people who sustained grievous injuries in the attack, locals have however alleged that the forest department is not giving any compensation if the attack happens inside the territories of the Bhitarkanika National Park. More
A joint team of Crime Branch Special Task Force (STF) and Forest Department have rescued an alive Pangolin under Ghens Forest Range in Bargarh.
As per reports, the Crime Branch STF sleuths and forest officials, acting on a tip-off, launched a sudden raid at the place. The sleuths rescued an alive pangolin and have arrested a person in connection to the case.
The arrestee will be presented before the Court today, informed sources.
In a shocking incident, two youths went missing after the car they were travelling in fell into a canal in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Wednesday midnight.
Sources informed, two vehicles of a company were on their way to Shivshakti Nagar. However, the driver of one of the vehicles reportedly lost control of the steering and fell into the Puri main canal near Atala under Balianta Police limits.
A team of Fire officials rushed to the spot after receiving the reports about the incident. The rescue team launched a rescue operation and lifted up the car from the canal with the help of an earthmover machine.
However, the two youths including the driver have not been traced yet.
However, there is no large change in minimum temperature(night temperature) during next 3 to 4 days and gradual slight fall thereafter over the districts of Odisha. More
The administration has taken such strict measures in the wake of containing pollution as well as restricting COVID transmission. Moreover, devotees are restricted from entering Srimandir today. More
“We have given our suggestions and names for Puri and Gajapati Maharaj has welcomed the decision. They will inform Odisha Revenue Department and legal process will be followed accordingly,” said Ashok Mohapatra, SJTA Member. More
As per the notification issued by SRC, to make quick payment of such assistance, an online application platform — CAPS (Covid-19 Assistance Payment System) — has been developed by the IT Department. More
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a 25 per cent hike in the remuneration of persons employed through outsourcing agencies and on contract basis in various departments of the state government. More
The bypoll outcome shows the trust and appreciation for PM Modi across the country, especially in the North East where people have overwhelmingly supported and given a landslide win to NDA, said the former Parliamentarian. More
With the Court ordering for the sale of PESO approved firecrackers, the firecracker market in Odisha, usually dominated by local-made crackers, is at sea More