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Andhra Polls In Odisha: LoP Pradipta Naik Urges CM Jagan To Maintain Status Quo
Andhra Polls In Odisha: LoP Pradipta Naik Urges CM Jagan To Maintain Status Quo

Bhubaneswar: Alleging illegal conduct of elections by Andhra Pradesh in some parts of Odisha, Leader of Opposition (LoP) Pradipta Naik on Saturday shot off a letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and requested him to maintain status quo ordered by the Supreme Court. In the letter, Naik alleged that Vizianagaram district […]

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Sixth Niti Council Meet: Naveen Hits Out At ‘Politicisation’ of Crime!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is known as a man of few words, his brief speech in the sixth meeting of the Niti Aayog’s governing council today has stoked a larger political debate in the State. Addressing the Niti governing council meet, Patnaik very bluntly said ‘too much politics’ is not doing any […]

Odisha: Woman, Minor Son Found Hanging Inside House In Rayagada
Odisha: Woman, Minor Son Found Hanging Inside House In Rayagada

Rayagada: The bodies of a woman and her four-year-old son were found hanging under mysterious circumstances inside a house in JK Pur SPT Colony here on Saturday. Prima facie, police suspect the woman and her son died by suicide over family dispute. The woman first hung her son with the help of a saree and […]

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Pandemic Shock: Odisha GSDP Records Worst Ever Contraction in Last 10-years!

Bhubaneswar: The pandemic has derailed the economic growth engine of Odisha. The State is projected to record its worst ever contraction of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the last decade. Odisha’s real GSDP is estimated to contract by around 5 per cent (-4.92%) as per the advance estimates of the financial year 2020-21. Such […]

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Blot On Khaki! 'Drunk' Cop Thrashes Youths In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: The image of a man in khaki has shaken in the district. An official from Dangarabheja police outpost allegedly thrashed some youths in an inebriated condition at Suruguda village in the district. Villagers alleged that some youths were returning home after closing their shops at around 9-10 pm on Friday. Outpost official Thana Sundar […]

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Odisha Economic Survey 2021: Agrarian Distress Rules, Farmers quit farming in State!

Bhubaneswar: Here is a warning shot for the powers that be in Odisha, when farmers protest is hogging the headlines in the country. The Economic Survey 2021 shows the prevalence of a sort of agrarian distress in the State. While on the one hand, the Survey pointed out that farmers are quitting the profession in […]

Late Lakshmanananda Saraswati’s Successor Gets Death Threat, Lodges Police Complaint
Late Lakshmanananda Saraswati’s Successor Gets Death Threat, Lodges Police Complaint

Phulbani: Nearly 13 years after the brutal murder of Hindu spiritual leader Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal, the incumbent manager of the Kanya Ashram (residential school) founded by him received death threat from an anonymous caller on Saturday. Swami Jivanmuktananda Puri of Jalespata ashram has lodged a complaint in this regard at Tumudibandh police station. […]

Odisha: Ganjam Admin Issues SOP For Covid Appropriate Behaviour To Prevent Spike; Check Details
Odisha: Ganjam Admin Issues SOP For Covid Appropriate Behaviour To Prevent Spike; Check Details

Berhampur: Alarmed by spike in Covid-19 cases in some states, Ganjam district administration on Saturday issued a set of standard operating procedure (SOP) for strict implementation of Covid appropriate behaviour to prevent further surge in the positive cases in the district. Strict Adherence of Covid Appropriate behaviour to be maintained and implemented in crowed places […]

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High Stress Level In Elephants' Body Led To Septicaemia Outbreak In Karlapat: Central Team

Bhawanipatna: A three-member team of experts which visited the elephant death sites in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district today concluded that high stress level in elephants body led to the outbreak of septicaemia resulting in death of six female elephants within a gap of two weeks. The team visited sensitive places including Tentulipadar and […]

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Dry Weather To Prevail In Odisha For Next Four Days

Bhubaneswar: After a brief spell of rain, most parts of Odisha are likely to experience dry weather while few parts of the State will witness moderate fog in next 24 hours. The sky will remain clear and temperature will increase gradually as summer is approaching, Met department predicted. “Dry weather will prevail in most parts […]

One More Elephant Found Dead In Karlapat; Toll Reaches 7 In 20 Days

Bhawanipatna: One more elephant calf was found dead near a nullha at Ghusurigudi in Karlapata wildlife sanctuary taking the toll to seven within a gap of 20 days. The death was due to suspected haemorrhagic septicaemia, sources said. Earlier, six elephants-all pregnant- died of the bacteria infection. Carcasses of five pachyderms were recovered from Ghusurigudi […]

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Odisha: Fire Breaks Out At OPTCL Grid In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A major fire broke out at OPTCL (Odisha Power Transmission Corporation) power grid near Meramundali in Dhenkanal district on Sunday. The reason of fire has not immediately been ascertained. It is suspected that blast in feeder due to over heating might lead to the mishap. No human casualty or injury has been reported so […]

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Odisha: Sex Racket Busted In Bhadrak, 2 Arrested

Bhadrak: Police on Sunday busted a sex racket operating at a rented house at Dagamundara under Urban police limits in the district. Police rescued four women besides arresting two persons allegedly involved in the illicit trade. Sources said, four women were residing at the rented house for the last 15 days. Locals started suspecting their […]

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Odisha: BSF Jawan Critical In Landmine Explosion In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A BSF jawan sustained critical injuries after a landmine planted by Maoists exploded in a forest at Gogapadar village under Mathili police limits in the district on Sunday. The jawan identified as Dharmendra Sahoo, who belongs to 160-BSF Battalion, was engaged in the combing operations. The explosion took place while he was returning to […]

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Odisha STF Seizes Brown Sugar From Cuttack Hotel, Two Arrested

Cuttack: A team of Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch arrested a hotel owner and its employee in Ankula near Athgarh on old Cuttack-Sambalpur road after seizing 164 grams of brown sugar from their possession. The approximate market value of the contraband recovered is estimated to be over Rs 7 Lakh. STF seized 164 […]

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