Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Monday, 17 January 2022

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  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 4 months ago
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High Drama: Bank Seals Hotel Over Loan Default, Owner Rescued By Police From Inside

High drama unfolded on the streets of Bhubaneswar on Monday evening when the officials of Odisha Gramya Bank sealed off a hotel at Infocity road in Patia over non-repayment of loan. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 4 months ago
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Bank Robberies In Odisha Raise Questions Over Safety Of Strong Rooms

The police on Monday apprehended nine members of a gang that had robbed the Rasol branch of Odisha Gramya Bank in Dhenkanal district on January 12. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 4 months ago
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Lone Tigress In Odisha’s Satkosia Reserve Now Goes Missing

Triggering the fears of the Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha going tiger-less, the lone tigress left in the park has reportedly gone missing. There has been no sighting of her since the past two months in the 795 square km tiger reserve. More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Records 1L Child Infections Since Start Of Pandemic; Numbers Hint Big

In the third wave, around 344 children in the age group of 0-18 years get infected every day as against 241 during the long second wave and 62 in the first wave More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Woman Who Lost Husband To Covid-19 Donates Rs 40L Society’s Money 

Then State came to know her plight when her distress requests for generous donations to save her Covid-19 positive husband made headlines. Abhisekh had tested positive for the infection just eight days after their marriage.  More
  • Suryakant Jena
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Panchayat Elections: 8772 Candidates File Nominations On First Day

As many as 8772 candidates have filed their nominations for the three-tier elections to the Panchayati Raj bodies in Odisha on Monday, on the first day of the nomination filing process. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Ministers-Sand Mafia Nexus Causing Rs 14K Cr Annual Loss To State: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded a probe against some Ministers in the Odisha government and some ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs who are allegedly in cahoots with the sand mafia in looting precious sand from the river beds with impunity. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 4 months ago
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Demolition Resumes At Dhinkia Betel Vines After 2 Days Of Lull

Jagatsinghpur district administration and the Police resumed eviction work at several betel vines in the area on Monday after a brief halt of two days that followed the brutal Police lathi charge on protesting villagers at Dhinkia last week. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 4 months ago
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Sarpanch Post 'Auctioned' For Rs 44,000 In Odisha Village Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

Sushant Kumar Chhatria reportedly won the bid by pledging to donate Rs 44,000 for development of Jagannath temple at Bileisarda village under Puintala block of Bolangir district.  More
  • Nitesh Kumar Sahoo
  • 4 months ago
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Kapil Sharma To Visit Odisha’s Bhubaneswar Soon! Stage Set For Comedy King’s Biopic

This is the era of biopics! Nowadays, filmmakers are showing more interest in making biopics on renowned personalities who hit the headlines frequently for many reasons. How can Kapil be excluded from the list!  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 4 months ago
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Leopard Skin Seized In Odisha’s Deogarh, 5 Held

The police said all the arrested wildlife criminals are residents of Sundargarh district. More
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  • 4 months ago
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Retired Army Officer's House Burgled In Ganjam, Incident Caught On CCTV Camera

The burglary was reported at the house of K Aviram Reddy, a retired army officer, at Bishnu Priya Nagar under Digapahandi police jurisdiction. Reddy lodged a complaint about the burglary in this regard today.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 4 months ago
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Cold Conditions To Prevail In Odisha; IMD Issues Yellow Warning For Dense Fog

As per IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, the minimum (night) temperature is likely to fall by 2 to 3 degree Celsius during the next two days. Subsequently, there will be no large change in the minimum temperature in the State. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 4 months ago
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OSSC Main Exam Schedule For Junior Clerk-Cum-Typist Posts Out, Details Here  

The main examination will be conducted on January 30, 2022 through Computer Based Recruitment Examination (CBRE) mode.  More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 4 months ago
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Pre-Natal Sex Determination Test Centre Raided In Cuttack, 2 Detained

The Commissionerate Police suspects the involvement of many others in the illegal racket and enquiring the documents seized from the diagnostic centre. Further investigation into the matter is underway. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 4 months ago
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CRPF Havildar Shoots Self With AK-47 Rifle In Odisha’s Nuapada

Though no reason has been attributed to the havaldar’s suicide, the Komana Police has launched an investigation into the incident. More
  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 4 months ago
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Covid Surge: OHRC To Remain Closed Till 25 January

During this period, matters of extremely urgent nature shall only be taken up for hearing through virtual mode. During the above period of shutdown the Complaints/Petitions shall be filed through official email (ohrc@nic.in) only. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Panchayat Elections: Video Of 'Poll Code Violation' Goes Viral

In the viral video that is doing the rounds on social media, a political meeting was seen being organised on the premises of Tarini Mahavidyalaya (college) at Mahakalpada in Kendrapara district. Hundreds of people were seen present in the meeting.  More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 4 months ago
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Growth Rate And Doubling Time Of Covid-19 Cases Falling In Odisha, Says Health Official

Odisha is the first state in the country to order around 5 lakh Omicron test kits, Girish Krishnamurthy, CEO and managing director of Tata Medical and Diagnostics Ltd had stated earlier. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 4 months ago
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Over 300 Doctors And Staff At AIIMS Bhubaneswar Infected With Covid Since January 1

It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha is witnessing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases for the past couple of weeks. The State has been recording 10,000 plus daily cases since the past many days. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 4 months ago
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Nomination Filing For Panchayat Polls Begins In Odisha

Candidates can file their nominations for Sarpanchs, Samiti members and Zilla Parishad member posts from January 17 to January 21 while the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be done on January 22. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Gramya Bank Loot Case: Dhenkanal Police Arrests 9 Miscreants Including 4 Conspirators

Senior police officials said that out of the nine miscreants, who have been arrested in connection with the crime, four persons have been booked on the charges of conspiracy. A total of 11 persons, including six conspirators, are involved in the entire robbery case. More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Registers Over 10K Covid Cases Again, Khordha Tops List

With this, the cumulative Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 11,44,401 so far while the death toll has gone up to 8,484. A total of 10,60,067 people have recovered from the infection. The active cases have now gone up to 75,797. More
  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 4 months ago
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Shanti Devi, Padma Shri Awardee From Odisha And Gandhian Social Worker, Passes Away At 88

Condolences poured in from various quarters after the news of the demise of Shanti Devi came. More
  • Ananya Padhihary
  • 4 months ago
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2 Dead, 1 Critical As Bike Hits Roadside Tree In Kalahandi

At least two persons were killed and another sustained critical injuries after the bike they were travelling on hit a roadside tree near Kokamunda area under Kesinga police limits of Kalahandi district on Sunday.

As per reports, the mishap occurred while the trio was travelling on a bike at a high speed when the rider lost control. The speedy vehicle veered off the road and hit a roadside tree on NH 26. While two of them died on the spot, one of them was seriously injured and rushed to Bhawanipatna Hospital by locals.

However, the identities of the trio are yet to be ascertained. 

Meanwhile, the police have recovered the bodies and sent them for post mortem. An investigation into the matter is on.

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Vigilance Arrests Senior Clerk For Taking Bribe In Jagatsinghpur

The Odisha Vigilance on Sunday arrested a senior clerk posted in the Telsildar office of Naugaon in Jagatsinghpur district on bribery charges.

A complaint in this regard was registered with the Cuttack  Vigilance. 

As per the Vigilance, Pranakrushna Nayak, a senior clerk in the office of Naugaon Tehsildar was apprehended for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 for releasing a sand-loaded tripper of the complainant.

Following the complaint, the Cuttack Vigilance officials laid a trap and caught Nayak red-handed while taking the bribe money.

Simultaneous searches have been launched on the properties of Nayak at Ohala and his office in Jagatsinghpur district, sources in the Vigilance added.

Earlier, Nayak was also arrested by the Cuttack Vigilance for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 3,905 for issuing a patta. The case has been charge-sheeted and is under trial.

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 4 months ago
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Armed Miscreants Loot Rs 2.75 Lakh From Petrol Pump Manager In Dhenkanal

Two armed bike-borne miscreants allegedly attacked and looted Rs 2.75 lakh from the manager of a petrol pump near Paramhans Chhak on National Highway- 149 under Parjang Police Station limits in Dhenkanal district on Sunday night.

The two miscreants reportedly wore face masks and came on a black Pulsar. 

The assailants attacked the manager of Maa Fuels identified as Sanjay Kumar Sahoo while he was on his way to Talcher in Angul district with a bag full of cash.

After following me for some 500 meters, the two goons brandished a gun and were about to attack me with a sharp weapon. During the tussle with them, I fell down on the ground, Sahoo alleged.

Taking the opportunity, the two miscreants snatched the bag from me and fled the spot, Sahoo added.

Meanwhile, Parjang Police officials have rushed to the spot and launched an investigation into the incident.

  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 4 months ago
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Sex Racket Busted in Cuttack, Five Including Kingpin Held 

While the identity of the arrested persons are yet to be revealed, the police said the other three accused include a customer, a pimp and a staff of the hotel. More

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 4 months ago
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Amid Jagatsinghpur Clash, Odisha Not In Top-5 In 2021 Pvt Investments Inflow

As per SBI's 'Projects Today' report, in FY22, new private investments announced in Odisha has been worth Rs 65,402 crore. The State has been placed at 7th nationally More

  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 4 months ago
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Facebook Love Story Turns Tragic, Jawan Arrested For Killing Lover In Odisha's Bolangir

Bolangir SP has confirmed that the accused is a jawan.  More

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 4 months ago
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Who Will Be Trump Card In Odisha Panchayat Polls: Modi, Naveen Or 'Others'?

Between 2017 - 2022, the two political constants in Odisha - CM Naveen Patnaik and PM Narendra Modi - remain. Controversies hit Naveen more than PM Modi. Beneficiaries hold the key More

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 4 months ago
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Odisha Para-Athlete Scripts Guinness World Record By Covering 215.4 Kms In 24 Hours On Wheelchair

Kamalakant Nayak broke world record of 'the greatest distance covered by wheelchair in 24 hours' which was officially registered in the name of Mario Trindade of Portugal More

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