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Amid 'Pari' Outrage, 'Pihu' Pain Threatens To Haunt Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Jajpur: At a time when Odisha politics is already boiling with the murder case of five-year-old Nayagarh girl, Pari, shocking story of another missing minor girl named ‘Pihu’ from Jajpur district grabbed headlines on Thursday. As per reports, two-year-old Subhalaxmi Nayak, aka Pihu from Madhusudanpur village under Binjharpur Police Station in Jajpur has been missing […]

Odisha Govt Directs Sealing Of 275 Illegal Stone Crushing Units
Odisha Govt Directs Sealing Of 275 Illegal Stone Crushing Units

Jajpur: The Odisha government has ordered the sealing of 275 illegal stone crushing units in Jajpur district to bring to a halt the process of illegal mining of minor minerals. The action was taken against the illegal stone crushing units for illegal exploration and smuggling of minor minerals and loss of cores of rupees to […]

Odisha Vigilance Unearths Crores Of Assets From 2 Govt Clerks, 1 Arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance department on Friday arrested Udaynath Jena, a senior clerk posted at the Bhubaneswar Sub-Collectorate on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known source of income. The sleuths detected Rs 1.32 crore assets in his possession. Vigilance sleuths on Thursday seized unaccounted property worth crores from two government staff – including Jena […]

DA Case: Bhubaneswar Block JE Arrested As Vigilance Detects Over Rs 1.5 Crore Assets In His Possession
DA Case: Two Govt Clerks In Vigilance Net, Searches Underway

Jajpur/Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at six places associated with Ratnakar Mohanty, a junior clerk at Dharmasala Sub-Registrar office, on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income. On the basis of a search warrant issued by Cuttack Vigilance department, several teams of the anti-corruption agency raided Mohanty’s residential […]

UP Jeweller Arrested For Buying Stolen Gold Ornaments From Odisha
Odisha: Brown Sugar Worth Rs 3 Lakh Seized In Jajpur, 3 Arrested

Jajpur: Three persons were arrested after brown sugar worth over Rs 3 lakh was seized in the district on Tuesday by the Excise Department officials. As per reports, acting on a tip-off, a team of the Excise Department raided a house in the Chuna Bhati area and seized 31 gram of brown sugar. Those arrested […]

Jajpur: Minor Girl Dies, Sister Critical As Scooter Hits Truck
Jajpur: Minor Girl Dies, Sister Critical As Scooter Hits Truck

Jajpur: In a tragic incident, a minor girl died and her elder sister sustained serious injuries after the scooter they were riding hit a truck from behind on National Highway 16 near Rathia area in Dharmasala here on Sunday morning. According to sources, the mishap took place when the duo lost control over the scooter […]

Balasore: Woman, Minor Son Killed In Hit-and-Run, Husband Critical
1 Killed, 2 Injured In Accident Near Jajpur

Jajpur: In a tragic incident, one person was killed while 2 others are critically injured in an accident near Mukundabindha area of Jajpur district on Thursday morning. As per reports, a car and a truck had a head–on collision near Mukundabindha village on the NH-16, under Panikoili police limits, early on Thursday morning. In their […]

Odisha Techie Designs 4-Wheeler Vehicle Using Old Bike Engine, Scrap!
Odisha Techie Designs 4-Wheeler Vehicle Using Old Bike Engine, Scrap!

Jajpur: But like a crisis inspiring innovation, Madhumukti Maharana, an engineering student from Bhabanipur village under Dharmsala block in Odisha has used predicament for success at a time when Coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. Taking advantage of the lockdown, Madhumukti has developed a four-wheeler vehicle that too from used engine and scrap […]

Odisha: Miscreants Loot Woman Bank Employee In Konark
Jajpur Police Busts Inter-State Dacoity Gang, 11 Arrested

Jajpur: Police on Saturday claimed to have busted an inter-state dacoity gang by arresting 11 persons for their involvement in loot incident earlier this month. Addressing a presser, Jajpur SP Charan Singh Meena informed that the gang was involved in the incident of armed robbery and attack on a jeweller near Brahmabarada village on October […]

Maa Biraja Rath Yatra: Servitors Undergo COVID19 Test

Jajpur: With just one day to go before the commencement of the Rath Yatra of Maa Biraja in Jajpur, COVID-19 tests of the servitors chosen to participate in the festival were conducted today. As per the Orissa High Court that had earlier allowed the conduct of Rath Yatra in adherence with all the COVID-19 protocols, […]

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Odisha Revenue Dept Raps Collector Over Eviction Of 'Rangasala'

Bhubaneswar: The Revenue & Disaster Management Department has shot a letter to Jajpur district Collector Ranjan Das clarifying on the demolition of ‘Rangasala’- the unauthorised guest house constructed over government land in Baligari village under Dharmasala Tehsil of the district. Following proposals to renovate the building into a public library, orphanage or old-age home instead […]

Three Killed After Motorcycle Collides With Truck In Odisha

Jajpur: Three motor-cycle borne persons were killed early on Tuesday when their two-wheeler collided head-on with a truck on National Highway-16 in Odisha’s Jajpur district, a police officer said. While one of them died on the spot, two others succumbed to their injuries in the district headquarters hospital, he said. According to Ajay Kumar Jena, […]

Guwahati RBI GM's Body Found In Hotel In Odisha

Jajpur: Police recovered the body of an RBI general manager from a hotel room in Odisha’s Jajpur district on Friday, the police said. The body of Asish Ranjan Samal, who is working as a general manager of the Guwahati branch of RBI, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the hotel room. 52-year-old Samal […]

Biraja Ratha Jatra-A Unique Festival Of Odisha

By Srinibash Samal Aa krushnen rajasa bartamane Nibesayanamruta martaiya cha Hiranayena sabita rathena Debo jati bhubanani pashyan -Rig Veda- 1. 35.2 Ratha tradition is too old in our civilization. Even we can find in the Rig Veda about the Ratha Jatra. Ratha is the only medium to travel. God sun travels in the morning and […]

Youth BJD Leader 'Cheats Girl On Pretext Of Marriage'

Jajpur: A girl from Jajpur district has knocked the doors of police to file a complaint against a youth leader of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for allegedly cheating her on false promise of marriage. The accused Jitendra Pradhan, happens to be the president of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal of Binjharpur block in the district. According […]

Odisha CM Naveen Felicitates Two School Kids For Act Of Bravery

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday felicitated two school kids–SK Tasif Raja and Md Soyaib of Fazalpur village in Jajpur district, for showing exemplary courage in saving a six-year-old boy from drowning in a pond. Patnaik felicitated the duo with study materials including dictionary and grammar book during a ceremony held at the […]

Three Killed In Ambulance-Truck Collision In Jajpur

Jajpur: At least three occupants of an ambulance, including its driver were killed and three others seriously injured when the vehicle hit a stationary truck in the district on Monday. The mishap took place early morning when the ambulance carrying a patient and four attendants was crossing Chhatia Chhak on NH-16 in Jajpur district, said […]

'Medical Negligence' Takes Life Of Minor Girl In Odisha

Jajpur: A minor girl died allegedly due to medical negligence while undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital in Jajpur today, triggering protests by her family members and villagers. According to sources, Pujarani Baral, the minor girl from nearby Haripur village was brought to the hospital this morning after she suffered an epileptic attack. However, […]

Sex racket busted in Odisha; 5 including kingpin arrested, 2 women rescued

Jajpur: A major sex racket which was operating from a rented accommodation at Jaraka area in Jajpur district was busted on Sunday night. Senior police officials informed that two girls were rescued while five persons including two agents and three customers have been arrested following a raid. As per reports, the sex racket was being […]