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Surat Toddler Gives New Lease Of Life To Five Others

Surat: A toddler from Gujarat gave the gift of life to as many as five children, including two from Russia and Ukraine, after he breathed his last. Hailed as the youngest cadaver donor, the 2.5-year-old boy saved five lives after  his parents donated his organs after he was declared brain dead following an accident. The […]

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Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 74.8 Million, Death Tally Crosses 1.66 Million

Washington: The total number of global covid-19 cases has surpassed 74.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.66 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 74,875,300 and 1,660,132, respectively, in its latest […]

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Suspected Police-Mafia Nexus Behind Brown Sugar Trade In Odisha!

Balasore: While on many occasions an alleged nexus between police and drug mafia has put the former in a fix in Odisha, the recent arrest of a Bangladeshi resident staying at Balasore jail barrack under the custody of police, who was found in possession of the contraband item has once again hinted at police-mafia deep links. […]

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Bolangir: Fire Breaks Out In Fruit Market, Property Worth Over Rs 5 Lakh Gutted

Bolangir: One person sustained severe burn injuries while property worth over Rs 5 lakh was reduced to ashes following a major fire that broke out in a fruit market in the town on Thursday night. On receiving information, a firefighting team rushed to the spot and doused the flames. However, the exact cause behind the […]

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Bigg Boss: Housemates Who Were Forced To Step Out of Show Over Behavioural Issues

Mumbai: The controversial reality show Bigg Boss may thrive on explicit language, nasty spats and below-the-belt antics but the makers have traditionally maintained the one thing that will not be tolerated in the house is physical altercation. However, in almost every season there has been a housemate who has lost control after provocation and ended […]

Police To Record Statement of Rescued Jajpur Woman Before Magistrate
Police To Record Statement of Rescued Jajpur Woman Before Magistrate

Jajpur: The statement of the 21-year-old woman from Dharmasala in Jajpur district who was ‘rescued’ in Cuttack on Thursday night after she was allegedly ‘kidnapped’ by a youth on December 5, will be recorded before a magistrate today. Sources in the Jajpur police said the victim will first be taken for medical examination following which […]

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Did Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh Announce Pregnancy Post Two Months Of Marriage With This Post?

Neha Kakkar took her fans by surprise as she shared a picture of her cradling her bump along with her husband Rohanpreet Singh. As soon as she uploaded this picture, fans have gone gaga and wondering if this is real or just a part of her next song promotion. Neha captioned the picture ‘Khayal Rakhya […]

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India Logs 22K New COVID Cases, Tally Surpasses 99.79 Lakh Mark

New Delhi: With 22,890 new coronavirus infections and 338 deaths in the past 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 99.79 lakh on Friday, while the death toll reached 1,44,789, Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Friday. In the past 11 months, 95,20,827 people have recovered, of whom 31,087 recovered in the last 24 hours, […]

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Watch Kareena Kapoor Confirms Varun Dhawan’s Engagement, Latter Shares Being Rejected By Natasha Dalal For 3-4 times

Kareena Kapoor has let the secret out! Yes, after a number of media speculations and reports about Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal making their relationship official, Bebo finally confirmed their engagement. This happened during the latest episode of ‘What Women Want’ where Varun was the celebrity guest. In Kareena’s radio show, while she was asking […]

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Twitter To Launch New Verification Policy From January 20

New Delhi: Twitter India on Friday said that its new verification policy will be implemented from January 20 and the company will begin automatically removing the verified badge from inactive and incomplete accounts. Under the new policy, Twitter may also remove verification from accounts that are found to be in severe or repeated violation of […]

Save Us And Our Stage Odisha Jatra Artistes
Save Us And Our Stage Odisha Jatra Artistes

With people losing their jobs during the pandemic, each sector is fighting its own battle. The local theatre, popularly known as the Jatra is one of the worst affected industries. This theatre form has been around for a very long time and is an integral part of the Odia heritage. Despite being an indispensable part of the State’s culture, the Jatra artistes are struggling to make ends meet. These Jatra artistes who have made us laugh, cry and sway in emotion are currently facing a crisis. With COVID 19 restrictions preventing stage shows, they are without work and have been forced to set up food stalls in Bhubaneswar to take care of their families. They said that they are waiting for the government to provide them assistance and financial support.

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Roadside Library In Odisha Aims To Rekindle The Joy Of Reading
Roadside Library In Odisha Aims To Rekindle The Joy Of Reading

Today’s generation is slowly leaning towards a digital life. With smartphones easily available at everyone’s disposal, the importance of books is slowly diminishing. With this thought in mind, “Bada-Didi”, a voluntary organization comprising of 30 tribal women as its members has started a roadside library. This library situated along the National Highway 326 in Malkangiri is the first of its kind in the area. The library has been set up with financial contribution from all the members of the group. The members of Bada-Didi said that the initiative was conceptualized keeping in mind the need to encourage new generation to read more books.

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Odisha Couple Attempts Suicide Demanding Justice For ‘Murdered’ Daughter
Odisha Couple Attempts Suicide Demanding Justice For ‘Murdered’ Daughter

A couple attempted suicide by pouring diesel to self-immolate themselves demanding justice for their 5-year-old daughter, who was allegedly murdered. Ashok Sahu and Saudamini of Jadupur village in Nayagarh district attempted self-immolation in front of the Odisha Assembly today citing that their daughter’s murderers are being shielded by Minister Arun Sahoo. But soon the Police intervened and stopped the couple, who were later taken into custody. Saudamini said that they have been forced to attempt self-immolation as they are yet to get justice for their daughter, Pari. The couple said that the accused who murdered their daughter is yet to be arrested.

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How Sundari Has Become The Tigress That No State Wants
How Sundari Has Become The Tigress That No State Wants

Why is Tigress Sundari still in an Enclosure? Why did the Tiger Translocation Project in Satkosia fail? Why no decision has been taken regarding the future of Tigress Sundari after all this while? Highlighting the plight of Tigress Sundari, an organisation called Red Lynx Confederation has filed a writ Petition in the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Hearing the matter, the MADHYA PRADESH High Court has requested the state’s Forest Department to conduct a probe and submit a report. The High Court has also sought information about the current situation of Tigress Sundari. On behalf of the Odisha Forest Department, Angul Divisional Forest Officer will appear before the MADHYA PRADESH High Court as per the instructions. Meanwhile, Odisha’s Forest Department has alleged that despite writing numerous letters, the State of Madhya Pradesh has not initiated any steps to take back Tigress Sundari.

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Pari Murder Case | Minister Arun Sahoo’s Phone Conversation With Sarpanch Goes VIral
Pari Murder Case | Minister Arun Sahoo’s Phone Conversation With Sarpanch Goes VIral

Amid massive outrage, over the murder case of Nayagarh minor girl Pari, a viral audio clip has added to the controversy. The viral audio clip is purpoted to be a recorded telephonic conversation between Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo and Saumya Ranjan Pradhan the Sarpanch of victim Pari’s, Lakshmiprasad Panchayat. In fact, Sarpanch Saumya Ranjan Pradhan, has confirmed that one of the voices in the recorded telephonic conversation belongs to him. However, he has declined to go on record and confirm this on camera. The other voice is of Minister Arun Sahoo. Saumya Ranjan confirmed further that he had spoken to minister Arun Sahoo, yesterday evening.

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