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Paradip Refinery Expansion, Largest Strategic Petroleum Reserve At Chandikhol On Cards

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor, who is on a visit to Odisha, announced a host of projects to be taken up in the State including the expansion of Indian…

COVID-19
Covid-19 Resurgence In Odisha: Restricted Dola Yatra In Jagatsinghpur, No Public Celebrations In Keonjhar

Keonjhar/Jagatsinghpur: As the country braces for a resurgence in COVID cases, two districts in Odisha– Keonjhar and Jagatsinghpur– on Wednesday, issued two different sets of guidelines for the celebration of Dola Jatra later this month. The Jagatsinghpur district administration on Wednesday released an order, completely banning Holi celebrations in public places. However, it suggested partial […]

Cop Arrested
Odisha Cop Arrested By Vigilance For Taking Rs 50,000 Bribe

Jagatsinghpur: The Vigilance sleuths have arrested a sub-inspector of Jagatsinghpur Sadar Police Station on bribery charges. According to reports, the vigilance team caught Biswajit Gadnayak red-handed while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from Pritam Mohanty. Biswajit had demanded bribe from Pritam for a mutual settlement of a case. However, Pritam informed the […]

Plastic Park To Come Up At Paradip; IOCL, IDCO Odisha Sign MoU
Plastic Park To Come Up At Paradip; IOCL, IDCO Odisha Sign MoU

Bhubaneswar: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) today signed an agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop Paradip Plastic Park. The MoU was signed on a hybrid mode, in the presence of Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan, Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of […]

Acid Attack Survivor
Love Knows No Bounds: Acid Attack Survivor, Pramodini Ties Knot With Boyfriend

Bhubaneswar: Even as the focus on Monday remained mostly on the celebrity wedding event at Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel in Rajasthan where Olywood matinee idols Sabyasachi and Archita tied the knot, thousands of miles away in Odisha one brave girl and her knight in shining armour scripted an epic love story that will be told […]

Paradip MLA effigy
BJP Workers Burn Paradip MLA’s Effigy Alleging Misbehaviour With Woman

Jagatsinghpur: BJP workers on Sunday staged protest by burning effigies of the Paradip MLA (BJD) Sambit Routray, alleging his misbehavior with the sister-in-law of liquor sales man Ullas Jena who was allegedly murdered four years ago. Members of BJP Mahila Morcha led by youth leader Sampad Swain raised slogans against the MLA and staged protests […]

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Jagatsinghpur Admin Gears Up To Identify Telugu Fishermen Having Dual Voter IDs

Paradip/Jagatsinghpur: The district administration of Jagatsinghpur has launched an inquiry into the allegations of casting of votes by some fishermen from Telugu community in Paradip in the ongoing panchayat polls in Andhra Pradesh. The administration has formed a special team to investigate the matter. If the fishermen are found utilising dual voter IDs, action will […]

Telugu Fishermen
Odisha: Telugu Fishermen Of Paradeep Vote In AP, Kick Up Dual Voter ID Storm

Jagatsinghpur: Telugu fishermen from different slum areas in Paradeep have kicked up a dual voter identification storm by flocking to their native villages in Andhra Pradesh to exercise their franchise in the on-going panchayat elections. According to reports, the Jagatsinghpur district administration has launched an investigation to identify persons having dual voter identity cards of […]

Judo Training
Slum Girls In Paradip Punching And Kicking Their Way To Self Defence

Jagatsinghpur: Martial arts and mentorship programmes are helping break gender barriers and changing mindsets in rural Odisha like nothing else. In a bid to empower women with shielding techniques, a female judoka from Jagatsinghpur is imparting judo training to the slum girls of Paradip in the district. As many as 38 girls from Bauriapalanda and […]

Paradip-Port
Odisha: Paradip Fishing Harbour Development Plan Welcomed, Some Raise Concerns Too

Paradip: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement to develop Paradip as a modern fishing harbour has been welcomed by many, but at the same time, some have raised concerns over the ‘lack’ of necessary infrastructural development and the long-pending issues of local fishermen. The Centre’s move to develop Paradip port as one of the hubs […]

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Enraged Truck Driver Rams Police Van In Odisha, Detained

Paradip: Driver of a Police Control Room (PCR) van had a close shave after an enraged trucker rammed the police van from behind at Do-Chakki area in the port town of Paradip. As per reports, a coal-laden truck, which was crossing Do-Chakki on Tuesday, was stopped by a police patrolling team for document verification. However, […]

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PIL Filed In Orissa High Court Seeking CBI Probe Into Amrut Das Death Case

Cuttack: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Orissa High Court seeking CBI investigation into the death of young engineer Amrut Das of Kujanga in Jagatsingpur district. The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad has filed the petition making Union Ministry of Home Affairs, State Department of Home, CBI, Odisha DGP, Jagatsinghpur SP and Kujanga Sub-divisional […]

Odisha: 60-Year Old Man Critical After Septuagenarian Opens Fire At Him
Odisha: 60-Year Old Man Critical After Septuagenarian Opens Fire At Him

Jagatsinghpur: A man in his sixties sustained bullet injuries on his head after a septuagenarian allegedly opened fire at him over suspected previous enmity at Palasola village under Jagatsinghpur police limits here on Tuesday. According to sources, the injured has been shifted to a hospital in Cuttack. “Today at around 10 am, we received information […]

Toilet Scam Allegations Surface In Jagatsinghpur, Demand For High-Level Probe Rises
Toilet Scam Allegations Surface In Jagatsinghpur, Demand For High-Level Probe Rises

Jagatsinghpur: Large-scale corruption in toilet construction under Swachh Bharat Mission continued to surface in Odisha with the residents of Talapada panchayat in Jagatsinghpur raising their voices in this regard on Tuesday. Locals alleged about Rs 70 lakh sanctioned for construction of toilets were misappropriated in Talapada panchayat. They said the government funds were embezzled by […]

Sarala temple
Odisha: Sarala, Gorekhnath Temples To Reopen For Devotees From January 3

Jagatsinghpur: In good news to the devotees, the famous 17th century Sarala temple and Gorekhnath temple in the district will reopen from January 3 in strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting under the chairmanship of district Collector Saroj Kumar Mishra on Monday. “A maximum of 500 […]

Protest-over-death
Death During Sterilisation Surgery: Kin Of Deceased Call Off Protest After Compensation

Jagatsinghpur: The family members of a woman, who died allegedly during a sterilisation surgery at a community health centre here, called off the agitation on Saturday following assurance of compensation by the administration. Jagatsinghpur additional collector, Chinmayee Biswal, assured that Rs 30,000 will now be released to the family of the deceased while Rs 4 […]

Bangladeshi Fishermen Rescued
Indian Coast Guard Rescues 'Starving' Bangladeshi Fishermen Off Odisha Coast

Paradip: In a humanitarian gesture, the Indian Coast Guard has rescued 19 Bangladeshi fishermen who remained stranded in the middle of the sea for more than 20 days after their boat drifted into Indian territory. The Bangladesh fishing boat ‘Rana’ with 19 crew onboard had left Coxbazar on November 15 for fishing and drifted into […]

Tirtol
Odisha: 4 Arrested For Kidnapping Teacher In Jagatsinghpur, Extorting Ransom

Jagatsinghpur: Four persons were arrested on Monday by Tirtol Police for their alleged involvement in the abduction of a teacher. The accused have been identified as Biswajit Patra (21) and Pratap Mohanty (23) of Pandara village, Tapan Kumar Das (27) of Pitambarpur and Surykant Mohapatra (24) Brahmanabadi village. As per reports, the teacher, Rabinarayan Mishra […]

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Daily wager victimised in Rs 1.5 cr GST fraud

Paradip: Some miscreants allegedly cheated government exchequer of around Rs 1.5 crore GST in the name of a daily wager in Paradip area of Jagatsinghpur district. The victim identified as Bigyan Swain of Pitambarpur in Jagatsinghpur feigned ignorance about the fraudulent transaction. “I am shocked to know that some miscreants have used my documents to […]

Street Vendor
Once In Glitz, Odia Couple Now Reels Under Covid Blitz

Jagatsinghpur: The applause and appreciation from an awestruck audience was the staple for this couple for many years until Coronavirus came prowling in to snatch the ‘Revered’ stage away from them turning their lives upside down in just a couple of months time. Their penchant for acting and stages have now catapulted to a street […]

Section-Officer
Odisha: Vigilance Traces Section Officer's Assets Over Rs 1.42 Crore

Jagatsinghpur: The Vigilance officials detected assets worth over Rs 1.42 crore in possession of section officer Sanjukta Das after conducting simultaneous raids at multiple places on Wednesday. Officials of the Cuttack vigilance division today conducted simultaneous raids at multiple places and property associated with the Das, a section officer at the office of District Panchayat […]

Vigilance Raid In Odisha
Lady Clerk At Jagatsinghpur Collectorate In Vigilance Net, Searches Underway

Jagatsinghpur: A senior clerk posted at the Collector officer in Jagatsinghpur has found herself in Vigilance net for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to her known sources of income. Officials of the anti-corruption department on Wednesday conducted simultaneous raids at multiple places and property associated with the senior clerk Sanjukta Das based on allegations of possession […]

Press Conference
Amrut Das Death: Family Alleges Involvement Of Influential Politicians

Bhubaneswar/Jagatsinghpur: The death case of engineer Amrut Dash of Kujang once again stirred Odisha on Tuesday after his mother and brother brought serious allegations against some senior political leaders of the ruling party while incriminating them in the case. Addressing a press conference in Kujang, Amrut’s brother Subrat Das who tried to set himself on […]

Suicide-Bid
Amrut Das Died In Accident: Jagatsinghpur SP

Bhubaneswar: SP, Jagatsinghpur R Prakash on Saturday clarified that Amrut Das, the son of Sulochana Das of Jagatsinghpur died from accident. Earlier today, Sulochana along with her another son tried to end their lives outside Odisha Assembly alleging improper police probe into the death of Amrut. The SP maintained that Amrut faced a road accident […]

Paradip
Crustaceans Which Live On Mobile Homes A Treat To Watch On Odisha Coast

Paradip: A religious shrine, at Nehru Bungalow not so far from the port town of Paradip is abuzz these days with the movement of conch shells which come out of their dugout to feast on the ‘bhog’ the devotees offer every day. Superstitions apart, the conch shells that tend to move creating an illusion of […]