Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Friday, 08 December 2023

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IT raids continue in Odisha, over Rs 200 cr cash seized from premises linked to Jharkhand Congress MP   

Income Tax officials have seized unaccounted cash to the tune of over Rs 200 crore during searches at multiple premises in Odisha and Jharkhand linked to Baldeo Sahu and Group of Companies Ltd, a country-liquor manufacturing and selling firm, sources said. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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17 people die by suicide in Odisha every 24 hours: NCRB 

As per the NCRB report, on average 17 people are dying by suicide on a daily basis.   More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
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Banana served instead of egg in MDM in Odisha school; teachers, parents fume  

Students of Hanaguda Upper Primary School in Jeypore of Koraput district had an unusual menu for their mid-day meal. A banana, instead of an egg, was given to each of them alongside alleged sub-standard rice and watery dal.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Integrated public health laboratory to come up in every Odisha district 

On the sidelines of a workshop, Odisha Public Health director, Dr Niranjan Mishra informed about the plan of establishing such laboratories in the districts and CHCs.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Trouble mounts for Ollywood singer Sourin Bhatt, NBW issued

A non-bailable warrant (NBW) has been issued against singer Sourin Bhatt in connection with the harassment case against him.   More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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BJB college unrest: Students demand police action against non-students, threaten mass self-immolation 

Palpable tension prevailed at BJB Autonomous College in Bhubaneswar after students staged a protest at the main gate on Friday, alleging the partisan handling of cases relating to hooliganism on the college campus by Badagada Police. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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It's NUA-O vs selfie points in Odisha campuses as politics heats up ahead of 2024 polls

While the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is extensively harping on its ‘ Nua-O’ scheme, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be eyeing to grab the young voters' attention through the recent UGC directive of having selfie points in universities and colleges. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Complete ban on paan & gutkha at Puri Srimandir from January 1 

The decision regarding the complete ban on the consumption of paan and gutkha on the premises of Srimandir was taken at the Srimandir Niti sub-committee meeting held on Friday.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Unseasonal rain damages paddy crop in Odisha 

The unseasonal rain under the influence of cyclone Michaung has put paid to the paddy farmers’ hope of a good harvest in Bhadrak district.  More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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In Mahua Moitra's case, immorality was visible: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla expelled Moitra after the tabling of a report by the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee which recommended her expulsion. Opposition members staged a walkout of Lok Sabha as the House voted to expel TMC MP Mahua Moitra for 'unethical conduct'. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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Burglars target retired Judge’s house in Bhubaneswar; decamp with valuables from tenant’s room

As per initial reports, unidentified robbers have decamped with Rs 12,000 cash, and one gold and silver idol from the house of a tenant who was staying in the residential complex of the retired Judge. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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I-T raids in Odisha: BJP alleges BJD Minister’s link with liquor manufacturer, demands CBI probe

Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Manoj Mohapatra alleged that Odisha Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu has links with one of the liquor manufacturers in Bolangir who is now under Income Tax department scanner for alleged tax evasion. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Missing Cuttack man's body found stuffed in sack, family alleges murder

As per reports, Sahu left home last Sunday and never returned. After a thorough search for the last six days, his body was found in a nearby stream. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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PM-DAKSH yojana: 1,69,300 trainees to get training till 2025

It is projected to train 1,69,300 trainees (including 53,900, 56,450 and 58,950 trainees in the year 2023, 2024 and 2025 respectively). A total amount of Rs 286.42 crore is likely to be spent on these trainings More
  • Vikash Sharma
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Odisha EOW arrests ex-branch manager, ex-finance officer of Central Bank in Rs 3.3 cr fraud case

According to EOW, the duo had illegally sanctioned/diverted Rs 85,49,941 in 68 CKCC accounts, Rs 1,49,18,103 in 24 Term Loan accounts, Rs 15,60,000 of subsidy amount of eight borrowers of Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme and Rs 83,24,558.03 towards 114 irregular transactions in bank’s profit and loss accounts. More
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Mystery over Assistant executive engineer’s death in Kalahandi

The exact reason behind Ranjit’s death is unclear. It is said that Ranjit had consumed alcohol last night and the door of his room was locked from inside. Ranjit was reportedly staying alone in the quarters. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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Youth jumps into Mahanadi after tiff with parents, rescued by fire fighters

Sources said he had a quarrel with his parents at home in Bhubaneswar. He was depressed and decided to end his life. He reportedly went to Mahanadi bridge near Banki to commit suicide by jumping off of it. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Feel the chill: Colder nights ahead as temperature set to fall further in Odisha

The current night temperature is 2 to 3 degrees more than normal due to cloud in the skies. However, it will drop further after the skies get clear. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Aging Odisha! Experts worry about rising young-old gap, bat for policies to tackle demographic challenges

The State is passing through a phase of rapid demographic transition. It is not only determined by the size of the population and growth rate, but by the composition and distribution of the population accompanied by changes in behaviours and aspirations of the people. More
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Income Tax dept unearths Rs 200 cr cash from Odisha liquor makers in 48 hrs, raids continue

As per reports, the I-T sleuths have so far unearthed more than Rs 200 crore cash from liquor makers, particularly from a country-liquor manufacturer at Sudapada in Bolangir. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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5-year-old boy charred to death, two injured in fire mishap in Odisha’s Kendrapara 

In a shocking incident, a five-year-old boy was charred to death in a fire mishap at Badapada village in Kendrapara’s Pattamundai on Thursday.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Puri Shankaracharya to be consulted for Heritage Corridor Project inauguration: SJTA chief 

A day after the Shankaracharya of the Puri Gobardhan Peeth, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati expressed his dissatisfaction for being sidelined by the temple admin and the government, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration chief, Ranjan Das on Thursday said nothing will be done without his consent.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha man 'kicks pregnant wife to death,' detained by police

The family members of Kalyani, a mother of two kids, alleged that her husband used to torture her physically and mentally. They filed a complaint in this regard at the Town police station.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Bus owners resent Odisha govt’s plan to run Mo Buses on new routes

Debendra Sahoo, general secretary of Bus Owners Association lamented that the planning to operate MO buses and LAccMI buses on various inter-city routes will make it difficult for private bus operators to survive. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha govt draws flak for invoking ESMA to prohibit strikes by health workers

BJP leader Dillip Mallick said that the state government is browbeating the health employees. The state is not going through any kind of emergencies like floods and cyclones and there is no justification to impose ESMA on the healthcare employees. More
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