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Mentally challenged man chased, thrashed on child theft suspicion

Dhenkanal: A mentally-challenged youth was reportedly roughed up by locals on suspicion of being a child lifter at Kantapal village under Kankadahada police limits in Dhenkanal district on Monday. As per reports, the youth a resident of nearby Jhatikipasi village was loitering in Kantapal village on Monday at around 10 am. Finding his movements suspicious, […]

Dama Rout fires fresh salvo at State government

Bhubaneswar: Former minister and senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today fired a fresh salvo at the ruling party saying that if governance of Odisha is handled by a young MLA and a government official then it’s unfortunate. “It is the job of the leader to control and if something his out of control, whose fault […]

Odisha government showing undue favours to Non-Odias: Contractors Association

Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha Contractors’ Association on Monday gheraoed the residence of Steel and Mines minister Prafulla Mallick in Bhubaneswar alleging step motherly treatment meted out to them. They said, rather non-Odia contractors are being shown undue favour by the State government. Pressing for fulfilment of their 27-point charter of demands, the contractors’ body alleged […]

One killed, 3 injured in bee attack in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: A person was killed and three others critically injured in bee attack at Mankadadia waterfall in R Udayagiri of Gajapati district last evening. Sources said seven youths of Biramekhapur village under K Nuagaon police limits of the district had gone to the waterfall for a picnic yesterday. Four of them were stung by a […]

SCERT Odisha 2018 Result
JEE Advanced 2018 results declared; Pranav Goyal of IIT Roorkee zone topper

Bhubaneswar: Pranav Goyal from Roorkee zone secured All India Rank 1 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018, the results of which were announced on Sunday. Odisha’s Sarthak Behera and Debajyoti Kar have secured 4th and 5th rank in IIT Kharagpur zone. Meenal Parakh from Delhi is the topper among girls while KVR Hemant […]

Jay Panda speaks to Arnab Goswami
Won't fight with anybody, will fight for good governance in Odisha: Jay Panda opens up

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Opening up for the first time after submitting his resignation from BJD, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda, today said that he does not want to take on any individual neither wants to break somebody’s vote bank; rather will fight for the agenda which he has been championing for the last 18 years. In […]

Missing Ratna Bhandar key: Dharmendra targets Odisha CM again

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan once again targeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his silence over the missing Ratna Bhadar key of Puri Srimandir. Talking to newsmen, Pradhan stated that CM knows everything and his silence is a matter of concern as already Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has expressed concern over the sensitive issue. […]

Jeypore stone quarry mishap: Contractors' association targets 3rd floor

Bhubaneswar: At a time when efforts to rescue two labourers trapped inside a stone quarry near Bariput in Jeypore district are still on, the Odisha Contractors’ Association on Saturday alleged that no action has been taken against the owner of the company so far as he has the support of some influential people belonging to […]

Odia engineer- Sai temple repair
Odia engineer appointed to mend cracks of Shirdi Sai Temple

Shirdi/Bhubaneswar: An Odisha-based engineer, Suresh Sahoo and his team have been appointed for the renovation work of the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi of Maharashtra, one of the popular religious shrines in the country. The holy shrine which is open to all irrespective of religion, caste and creed is deeply connected with the sentiments of […]

Not just winter, Daringbadi- a perfect holiday destination round the year

Phulbani: Everybody is aware of the spine chilling winter at Daringbadi where temperature sometimes drops to minus degree Celsius. But the cool climate in summer here is now drawing tourists from several parts of the country to get a respite from the scorching heat. Daringbadi, also known as the Kashmir of Odisha is a hill […]

First dengue death in Odisha; situation alarming as 48 test positive

Bhubaneswar: A woman died reportedly of dengue shock syndrome at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Thursday, making it the first confirmed dengue death in Odisha this year. The deceased was admitted to the private hospital two days back along with her sister-in-law who has also tested positive for dengue. “So far we have not […]

Special Branch Constable shot at in Sundergarh

Rourkela: A Special Branch Constable was shot at by an inebriated youth following an altercation between the latter and a few others inside a beer parlour at Khamaripada Square in Sundergarh district late last night. The injured constable, Soumendra Sethi, who received bullet injuries in his neck, has been admitted to Ispat General Hospital (IGH) […]

Atul Kulkarni to star in movie based on Wedding Gift Blast case

Bollywood actor Atul Kulkarni, of the ‘Rang De Basanti’ fame, has been roped in to play the role of Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra in the upcoming Odia film ‘Patnagarh’ based on the real life wedding gift blast case. It will be Kulkarni's first Odia film.

Truck owners’ strike affects transportation in Joda mining circle

Keonjhar: Transportation of minerals in Joda mining area of Keonjhar district has been disrupted since Tuesday due to an agitation being staged by dumper and truck owners’ associations protesting skyrocketing of diesel prices. Members of the Mining Area Truck Owners’ Association, Joda have also joined the strike. The vehicle owners have been demanding a rise […]

Special outlet to bring out flavours of Odia cuisine at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: Frequent flyers to and from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here are in for a special treat this Raja. The Airport authorities are soon coming up with an array of authentic traditional Odia food that can be tasted or carried home from a special outlet at the terminal. A spread of delicious Odia […]

CBSE class 10, 12 sample question papers
CCTVs in Matric, Plus-II exam centres in Odisha from next year

Bhubaneswar: To check malpractice and ensure transparency during Matriculation and Plus-II examinations, the State Government has decided to install CCTV cameras at all examination centres across the State starting 2018-19 academic year. Addressing a workshop on quality education and restructuring of examination procedures in Bhubaneswar, School and Mass Education department Secretary, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said […]

Man arrested for marrying woman by posing as IAS officer

Baripada: Police on Monday night arrested a man on charges of impersonating an IAS officer and marrying a woman at Damodarpur village under Khunta block in Mayurbhanj district. The accused identified as Rajat Panda of Tihidi area in Bhadrak district faked himself as IAS officer Lingaraj Panda posted in Sambalpur district and married the woman- […]

Congress Bandh
Congress should set house in order before taking to streets

By Kasturi Ray If the Odisha Congress thought this 6-hour ‘chaka jam’ call protesting fuel price hike would assert its resurgence from an otherwise moribund state it has been since years in Odisha, it was not successful. Other than ensuring deserted roads and freak incidents of picketing and heckling, the protest did not yield the […]

Weather alert: Low Pressure to likely to trigger heavy rainfall in South Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Southern Odisha are likely to witness heavy rainfall from June 8 as a low pressure system is building up over Bay of Bengal. As per the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, the south-west monsoon is also likely reach Odisha by June 9 or 10. HR Biswas, Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre stated […]

Nabin Nanda bombings
Miscreants hurl bombs at former MLA's vehicle in Odisha

Dhenkanal: It was a close shave for former Dhenkanal MLA Nabin Nanda after unidentified miscreants hurled crude bombs at his vehicle near Takhurpal village under Gondia block on Monday. Though the vehicle of Nanda sustained extensive damage, he escaped unhurt in the incident. The incident occurred when he was travelling in his SUV to attend […]

Railway police busts mobile phone thieves’ gang; 2 women among 3 arrested

Khurda: The Railway Police Sunday busted a gang of inter-state mobile phone thieves and arrested three persons including two women at Khurda Road railway station. One of the arrested has been identified as Debraj Singh while the identity of the other two is yet to be revealed. All the three are residents of Purulia in […]

Fuel price hike: Odisha Congress observes 6-hr ‘Chaka jam’

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Protesting the rising prices of petroleum products across the country and the State, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is observing a six-hour ‘Chaka jam’ in the twin city today from 6 am to 12 noon. The activists of the OPCC took to streets from early in the morning and were seen picketing at […]

Day of shame: Three minor girls raped in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Sexual assault on minor girls continues unabated in Odisha with three such cases reported from different parts of the State in last 24 hours. A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by three youths including a juvenile at Badachakada village under Rambha area in Ganjam district on May 26. However, the matter came to […]

World Bicycle Day: Twin City cyclists pedal to promote awareness

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: In a bid to create awareness on environment protection and healthy life, cyclists in twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack organised bicycle rallies on occasion of the first official ‘World Bicycle Day’ on Sunday. Cutting across age groups, people from different quarters participated in bicycle rallies that were organised by various groups. The sole […]

CM Naveen urges Centre to stop construction work of Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote a letter to the Union government requesting immediate discontinuation of construction work on the Polavaram irrigation project till the issues pertaining to the state are not resolved. In a letter to Union Environment and Forest Minister, Harsh Vardhan, the Chief Minister said Odisha is not being […]