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ITR Espionage: Former DRDO Contractual Lensman Ishwara Behera Awarded Life Imprisonment

Balasore: Court of Additional District Judge (ADJ), Balasore convicted former contractual Lensman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Ishwara Behera in the espionage case and sentenced him to life imprisonment on Thursday. Behera was convicted for passing confidential and sensitive information of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur to Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI. He […]

Delay In Paddy Procurement: Odisha Minister Pratap Jena Face Farmers' Ire In Sundargarh
Delay In Paddy Procurement: Odisha Minister Pratap Jena Face Farmers' Ire In Sundargarh

Sundargarh: State Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Minister and BJD MLA Pratap Jena on Thursday assured the agitating farmers of Sundargarh that the concerned department will soon take steps to resolve the issues regarding the procurement of paddy crops in the district. Minister Pratap Jena was in a three-day tour to the district ahead of […]

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Headless Murder Mystery Cracked; Victim Was Killed Over Marital Discord, Says Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: After groping in dark for days to ascertain the identity of the woman, whose headless body was recovered along Bharatpur-Chandaka Road near Dasapur village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on February 4, Commissionerate Police on Thursday claimed major breakthrough in the ‘blind case’ by arresting two accused in the gruesome murder case. Police Commissioner […]

Kapil Sharma Crowned No.1, Beats Rubina Dilaik, Amitabh Bachchan

Kapil Sharma’s journey from the Great Indian Laughter to capturing the audiences with his own show is an inspiration to all. His popularity keeps growing with time and this time…

Odisha Sweats As Mercury Soars To 40°C & Above At 17 Places
Weather Alert: Minimum Temperature To Rise In Odisha In Next Few Days

Bhubaneswar: The IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre has informed that the minimum temperature in most parts of the State is likely to witness a gradual rise in the next few days. Met Centre Director HR Biswas on Thursday said that due to rising tendency in minimum temperature (night temperature), mercury is likely to rise by 3 […]

Odisha Civil Services Exam 2020: OPSC Extends Last Date For Online Submission

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) on Thursday extended dates for online registration, payment of fee for the upcoming Odisha Civil Services Examination (OCS), 2020 . In the official notification, OPSC said, “In view of the technical glitches resulting in many aspiring candidates expressing difficulty to make submission of their forms and as per […]

Odisha: Deputy Ranger Lands In Vigilance Scanner

Bolangir: A Deputy Forest Range Officer in Odisha has come under Vigilance scanner for amassing massive wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. A team of the anti-corruption wing conducted surprised raids on the residence and other property of deputy forest ranger identified as Keshab Nayak in Bolangir on Thursday morning. Acting on a […]

Covid-19 Second Wave: Nuapada Puts Curbs On Visiting Temples, Tourist Spots And Social Gathering
Covid-19 Second Wave: Nuapada Puts Curbs On Visiting Temples, Tourist Spots And Social Gathering

Nuapada: With Nuapada witnessing steep rise in Covid-19 cases since the last one week, the district administration has taken several precautionary measures to break the chain of new variants of…

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Odisha: I’m Happy That People Of Bhubaneswar Are Missing My Presence; Says Aparajita

Bhubaneswar: Lok Sabha MP Aparajita Sarangi hit back in style after her missing posters were found in several parts of the Capital City on Thursday. According to sources, ‘Aparajita Missing’ posters surfaced in the city questioning her silence on National Monuments Authority (NMA) draft heritage bylaws for Lingaraj Temple and Ekamra Kshetra region. While the […]

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Police To Take Pathaks On One-Day Remand

Bhubaneswar: In the latest development pertaining to arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash Pathak, the Berhampur SDJM court on Thursday allowed the Golanthara Police in Ganjam to take the father-son duo on one-day remand tomorrow. As per reports, Abhay Pathak will be questioned in only one case while his son Akash […]

COVID19 Pandemic Pain: Odisha GSDP May Post Negative Growth!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the State cabinet has finalised the contours of Odisha’s post-pandemic budget with a total expenditure plan of Rs 1.7 lakh crore, the state of finances as on January end indicates a deceleration of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the current financial year ending on March 31, 2021. Highly placed sources […]

Covid-19: Odisha Logs Highest One-Day Spike Of The Year As Cases Cross 500 Mark In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 daily caseload in Odisha breached the 500-mark on Monday when 573 people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, informed the State Health And Family…

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Odisha: Balasore Engineer Mihir Panda To Receive NCST Award

Balasore: Good news for the denizens of the State. Mihir Kumar Panda, an engineer from Bahanaga area of the district, has been selected by the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) to receive the coveted National Award. He will be conferred the award for his outstanding effort in the popularisation of science and technology […]

Odisha Budget 2021: State’s Human Development Spending Less Than Assam, Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has not been a big spender when it comes to human development, despite the State figuring in the bottom -10 in the Oxford Human Development Initiative’s Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index 2020, where the indices of ranking are health, education, water and sanitation. As per an analysis by the Policy Research Studies (PRS), the average […]

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Odisha Footballer Pyari Xaxa In Indian Eves Team For Turkey Friendlies

Cuttack: In a good news for football lovers in Odisha, Pyari Xaxa of the State has been selected by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in the Indian senior women’s football team for the upcoming international friendly matches to be played in Turkey between February 14 and 24. According to Football Association Of Odisha (FAO) […]