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Denied ticket, Soro MLA Parshuram Dhada, Ex-Phulbani MLA Debendra Kanhar resign from BJD
Denied ticket, Soro MLA Parshuram Dhada, Ex-Phulbani MLA Debendra Kanhar resign from BJD

The Soro MLA was denied a BJD ticket this time and the party fielded Madhav Dhada in his place. Parshuram sent his resignation to the BJD president, alleging, “…for the last one year or so, some intermediary executives misreported the facts and did not render due support. Despite that, I had been putting in my efforts with due sincerity.”  

Odisha Elections 2024: Can the sons rise in the West?
Odisha Elections 2024: Can the sons rise in the West?

As many as five youth leaders in western Odisha were given tickets by the parties to carry on the political legacy of their fathers

Inter-state robbery gang busted by police in Bhubaneswar
Inter-state robbery gang busted by police in Bhubaneswar

The gang used stolen motorcycles and fake registration numbers while committing the crimes in a bid to confuse the police in various parts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Jharkhand.

Heat Wave Alert For Odisha
10 places in Odisha record max temp of over 40 degrees; Boudh sizzles at 41.8

There will be a gradual rise in the maximum temperature (Day Temperature) by 2 to 3°C during the next 3 days at a few places over the districts of Odisha and no large change is expected thereafter.

Odisha elections 2024: No end to BJD infighting over Bhubaneswar-Central ticket
Odisha elections 2024: No end to BJD infighting over Bhubaneswar-Central ticket

Corporator Amaresh Jena has been lobbying hard for a ticket for the Bhubaneswar-Central seat. He had earlier made some unsavoury remarks about the MLA during a power show.

BJD announces candidates for 2024 Assembly and Lok Sabha polls 
BJD announces candidates for 2024 Assembly and Lok Sabha polls 

BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday released the second list of candidates for Assembly and third list of candidates for Lok Sabha seats.

BJP candidates Aparajita Sarangi, Babu Singh hit campaign trail in Bhubaneswar
BJP candidates Aparajita Sarangi, Babu Singh hit campaign trail in Bhubaneswar

Visibly happy about the campaign, BJP leader Aparajita Sarangi said, "In the last five years, I have received a lot of love and affection from the people. I am indebted to all the people of the Bhubaneswar Parliamentary seat for this.”

VK Pandian Security
'74 police personnel for VK Pandian’s security': Police Commissioner terms RTI copy ‘fake’; RTI activist demands forensic examination

Responding to the development, RTI activist Prakash Das said that a forensic examination of the letter should be conducted to ascertain its authenticity.

Outdoor sports complex in Koraput in doldrums
Outdoor sports complex in Koraput in doldrums; sports enthusiasts express resentment

After some initial activities, the work of the ambitious project has been allegedly halted. Sports enthusiasts in the district have expressed their resentment over the ‘tardy progress’ of the project.

Odisha Elections 2024
Will turncoats Bhrugu Baxipatra and Prakash Behera get BJD tickets?

Apart from Baxipatra, former MLA Prakash Behera, who had also resigned from the BJP a few days back, joined the BJD camp ahead of the crucial 2024 elections.

Odisha Elections 2024
‘Deal in Congress’, alleges Shishir Gamang after denied ticket; party chief responds

Not a single person from the Gamang family has been named a candidate as per the first list of candidates announced by the Congress yesterday.

General Elections 2024
BJP MLA candidate Sidhant Mohapatra fires ‘language’ salvo at Odisha govt and BJD supremo

According to Mohapatra, nothing is being done to promote Odia language which should be the responsibility of the Odisha government.

Huge cache of explosives seized in Odisha-Andhra border
Huge cache of explosives seized in Odisha-Andhra border, combing operation intensified

Among the seized items are 190 gelatin sticks, one 20-kg IED, five 7-kg IED, one 5-kg IED, one 4-kg IED, three 3-kg IED and another 2-kg IED. 

Bike lifting gang busted in Keonjhar
4 engineering students running bike lifting gang in Keonjhar arrested

As per police sources, the concerned students were stealing bikes out of their passion for the vehicles and to make fashion statements.

Body of hotel staff found dumped on roadside in Puri
Body of hotel staff with cut marks found dumped on roadside in Puri

It is suspected that Pradhan has been murdered over drug trafficking. However, the cause behind his suspected murder is yet to be ascertained.

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