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Altercation breaks out between parents & teachers at Unit-VIII DAV Public School

Bhubaneswar: Parents and guardians of the children studying in Unit-VIII DAV Public School, Bhubaneswar gheraoed the Principal’s office on Monday during a meeting held to discuss several issues pertaining to the school. The meeting discussed multiple allegations of the parents, and soon, an altercation broke out between the principal and the parents. The altercation turned […]

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Dama Rout a ‘Ring Master’ of crime syndicate: Congress’ Bapi Sarkhel

Bhubaneswar/Paradip: Alleging senior BJD leader Damodar Rout of shielding persons with criminal background, Congress leader Arindam alias Bapi Sarkhel today called the former Minister as the ring master of the crime syndicate operating in Paradip. Sarkhel further questioned how Rout could be so sure about arrested Bapu Parida having no links with gangster Tito. Besides, […]

Commissionerate police launches web portal for traffic awareness

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today launched a special web portal to sensitise the general public on road safety issues.  Inaugurating the website- www.bhubaneswarcuttacktrafficpolice.in, Commissioner of Police, YB Khurania said that the website contains comprehensive information on traffic offences, symbols, driving licenses and provisions of MV Act. “I am sure the citizens of twin city will […]

Mass goat deaths trigger panic among locals in Puri

Puri: Panic has gripped Samajajpur village of Puri district as more than 50 goats here have reportedly died due to an unknown disease. Villagers, who heavily depend on goat farming, are in distress as their livelihood is at stake due to these deaths. As per reports, more than 50 families of the village depend on […]

Woman stoned to death by youth, husband missing

Bhadrak: A woman was allegedly stoned to death by a youth at Talachitha village in Dhamnagar of Bhadrak district late last night. The deceased has been identified as Bhaktilata Beuria. As per reports, the accused, identified as Babua Mohanty of the same village reached the woman’s house and attacked her with a stone. When daughter of […]

BJP, BJD indulge in mudslinging over arrest of Tito's aide

Bhubaneswar: BJP and the ruling BJD today indulged in mudslinging after photos of Tito’s aide Bapu Parida taken with few BJD leaders surfaced. Photos of Bapu with senior leaders of BJD and government officials including police have been doing rounds in political circle of the State triggering rumours about his proximity with the ruling party. […]

Odisha govt's 'Ama Gaon Ama Vikash Yojana' is a failure, allege locals

Angul: From students crossing canals by risking lives to get to their schools to people carrying patients on cots are regular scenes of many villages under the Pallahara block in the district. Though Odisha government recently announced a package of Rs 6.70 crore for the block under its ‘Ama Gaon Ama Vikash Yojana’, locals here […]

Satyajit Mohanty appointed Twin City Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle in senior police cadres, the Odisha government today appointed Satyajit Mohanty as the new commissioner of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Police Commissionerate. A 1988 batch- IPS officer, Mohanty, who is now serving as the Additional DGP (Provisioning) will now replace YB Khurania as the new police commissioner of Twin City. Outgoing commissioner, Khurania, […]

Odisha Finance Minister faces protests in Surat

Surat/Bhubaneswar: Duped depositors of chit fund companies today protested Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera in Surat during his visit to Gujarat. Demanding immediate refund of money, the protestors held placards and banners and shouted slogans against Behera, who was in Surat to attend a meeting at the Chambers of Commerce at Nanpura. Under the […]

Illegal encroachments in front of ISKCON temple demolished

Bhubaneswar: After much hue and cry over the acute waterlogging on NH-16, a joint eviction squad led by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday evicted the unauthorised constructions in front of Iskcon temple here. Palpable tension prevailed at the spot as several servitors and followers of ISKCON opposed eviction of a ‘Samadhi Peeth’ and sought […]

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Maoist Martyrs' Week: Security Tightened, Bus Services Stopped in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: With the ultras observing Martyrs’ Week from today, security has been stepped up in Naxal-affected Malkangiri and other areas to avoid any untoward incident till August 3. As a precautionary measure, government bus services were also stopped today in Malkangiri in view of the Martyrs’ Week (locally called as the Shahid Saptah). “Security has […]

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Odia Language University to come up in Puri

Bhubaneswar: The Heritage Cabinet, in its first meeting today approved the proposal to set up the Odia Language University in Puri district. The proposed university will come up at Satyabadi in Puri district, informed chief secretary AP Padhi after the meeting. The high-level meeting of the Heritage Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also […]

Abandoned suitcase triggers panic near Birapurushottampur station

Pipili: Panic gripped locals near Birapurushottampur station today after an open suitcase with wires popping out was spotted near railway tracks. As per reports, a few locals spotted the suitcase near the tracks around 11 am. Suspecting that the suitcase might contain explosives, they informed the Railway Protection Force (RPF) about the matter.  While a […]

DAV Unit-8 reined in by BMC for dumping construction materials on road

Bhubaneswar: After Hotel Presidency and ISKCON temple, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has now reined in the DAV Public School Unit-8, for dumping construction and demolition waste on public road. In a show-cause notice issued to the authorities, the civic body accused the school of dumping garbage and plastic that washes down into the drain causing […]

Puri seer stresses on economic well being of servitors

Puri: Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Thursday stressed on the need for economic well being of servitors of the Puri Srimandir to ensure behavioural change and more disciplined service. Stating that the 12th century shrine should not be considered as a factory or Gandhi’s memorial, he said tradition of the temple should be safeguarded and […]