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OFDC Official Dies Due To ‘Mental Harassment’, Grief-Stricken Daughter Attempts Suicide

Jharsuguda: An employee of the Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd (OFDC) in Jharsuguda died on Tuesday following alleged work pressure and mental harassment by higher authorities. According to sources, Basudev Pal, the sub-divisional manager of OFDC collapsed during his duty hours today. He was immediately rushed to the district headquarters hospital of Jharsuguda where doctors […]

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Jharsuguda Villagers Stage Protest Outside Vedanta Plant, Seek Compensation For Ash Pond Breach

Jharsuguda: Tension prevailed in Jharsuguda on Tuesday after residents from Katikela village staged a dharna in front of the main gate of the Vedanta Plant demanding compensation for the alleged breach of the ash pond. The villagers alleged that tonnes of ash slurry flow into Bheden river and the nearby paddy fields. The breach is […]

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Brajrajnagar Murder: 3 Women Among 5 Arrested For Killing Couple

Jharsuguda: At least five persons, including three women, were arrested on the charges of killing a couple at Rampur village under Brajarajnagar Police limits in Jharsuguda. As per reports, the accused allegedly killed the couple over past enmity. They also allegedly tried to eliminate evidence by burning the bodies. Meanwhile, the police have reportedly seized […]

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OTV Impact: Monkeys Stranded On Power Transmission Tower Rescued

Jharsuguda: A day after an OTV report showing ordeal of some monkeys struggling for their lives while being stranded on a High Tension (HT) electricity transmission tower at Tumermunda in Jharsuguda, the forest department successfully managed to rescue four of the six monkeys from the spot. As per reports, a tribe of monkeys were spotted […]

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Odisha among Top-5 poor states with 42% poor & 6% rich!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is yet to sit on the high table of prosperous states in the country, notwithstanding the claims made over bringing in faster reduction of poverty rate in country in the 2018-19 Odisha Economic Survey. What is shocking is the stare still figures among the top-5 states having the largest poorest people in the […]

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Student Dies After Immunization In Rourkela; Parents Allege Vaccine Misadministration

Rourkela: A class 5 student allegedly died after being administered wrong vaccine in Rourkela last night. As per report, Sumanjit Pradhan, a class 5 student studying in Mahima Vidya Mandir, in the Steel City fell ill after he was allegedly administered an anganwadi-supplied Tetanus Diphtheria vaccine in his school. He was immediately rushed to Ispat […]

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Viral Video: Dead man administered injection, saline in Odisha hospital

Jharsuguda: At a time when allegations of the healthcare system in Odisha being in a shambles are making headlines, a viral video purportedly showing nurses giving injection and saline drips to a dead man in a hospital that too, in the home district of the State Health Minister Naba Das has raised serious concerns. As […]

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Flight Services To Two More Cities From Jharsuguda Airport Soon

Jharsuguda: Good news for domestic flyers from Odisha as soon two more flight services will be rolled out from Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda. Informing about the development after chairing a meeting of the Regional Air Connectivity in Bhubaneswar, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said, “Jharsuguda Airport has five flight services at present. Two more […]

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Odisha Govt Suspends Jharsuguda Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan

Jharsuguda: Odisha government on Wednesday suspended Jharsuguda district Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan for scrapping licence of a liquor shop by defying a Orissa High Court’s ruling. ADM Pradip Sahu has now taken over as the additional charge of the new district Collector in place of the suspended Pradhan. Sources said, Sahu will remain as the […]