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BJP observes 12-hour bandh demanding sub-division status for Soro

Balasore: Normal life has been affected at various places in Soro and Bahanaga blocks of Balasore district today due to a 12-hour dawn to dusk bandh being observed by BJP demanding sub-division status to Soro. Besides, Government and private offices, shops and other business establishments and educational institutions have remained closed due to the bandh. […]

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Modi praises Cuttack tea-seller in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi/Cuttack:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Cuttack-based tea-seller and social worker D Prakash Rao during his monthly “Mann Ki Baat” programme on All India Radio (AIR) on Sunday. Lauding Rao’s efforts to provide quality education to slum children in Cuttack city, PM Modi said, “D Prakash Rao, from Odisha’s Cuttack has been […]

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Newborn twins found abandoned at Bolangir Railway station

  Bolangir: Two newborn twin baby girls were found abandoned inside a toilet at Bolangir railway station in the wee hours on Sunday. Both the babies, believed to be two-months-old, were found inside a bag, sources said. The matter came to light after a passenger spotted them inside the toilet and informed railway officials who […]

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Two detained for hurling bombs at BJP office in Odisha

  Bhubaneswar: Two persons have been detained today for hurling bombs at Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) office in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, the accused allegedly abused the security guard deployed at the party’s office and hurled bombs. Splinters & stones from the exploded bombs have been recovered from the spot. “I heard the blast while […]

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CBSE Class 12th Result 2018 declared; 83.01% students clear the exam

Bhubaneswar: The results of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII examinations were announced on Saturday. This year, the pass percentage has improved to 83.01 per cent from 82.02 per cent of last year. Thiruvananthapuram Region recorded highest pass percentage of 97.32%, Chennai stood second with 93.87%, followed by Delhi at 89%. “Results of […]

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AIIMS MBBS examination begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Over two lakh candidates are appearing for the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) MBBS entrance examination that began in 155 centres including Odisha on Saturday. The online examination (computer based test) is being conducted in two shifts per day (9 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 6:30 pm today. The […]

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OJEE results announced; 42,283 candidates allotted ranks

Bhubaneswar: A total of 42,283 candidates have been allotted ranks in the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2018, the results of which were announced today. Candidates can download their rank card at www.ojee.nic.in and www.odishajee.com. Besides, the results are also available on Android app- OJEE2018. As per sources, 42,288 candidates had appeared for the OJEE […]

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DRI sleuths seize Rs 3 lakh fake notes from Bhubaneswar railway station

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday seized fake currency notes worth Rs 3 lakh from a passenger travelling in Kamakhya-Yesvantpur Express at Bhubaneswar railway station. Sources said, the fake currency was seized while being smuggled to Bangalore from Bangladesh. An accused identified as Simar has been […]

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Healthcare services hit due to private hospitals' strike

Bhubaneswar:  As many as 2000 private hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres and patho labs across Odisha today downed their shutters in support of the 24-hour strike call given by the All Odisha Private Medical Establishment Forum (AOPMEF). The AOPMEF is demanding amendments in the Odisha Clinical Establishments Act, especially the one that requires the establishments to […]

BJD, BJP go head-on ahead of PM Modi's visit

Bhubaneswar: It seems that coastal Odisha is now on the radar of major political parties including BJP and BJD ahead of the 2019 elections as both parties are leaving no stones upturned to reach out to voters highlighting each other’s lacunae. Politics has already heated up in the State ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

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One more sex racket busted in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Four days after busting a high-profile sex racket running at the H2O Spa centre in Bapuji Nagar area in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police today busted another prostitution racket running at a Spa centre in Nayapalli area here. Acting a tip-off, police raided the spa centre reportedly running from a rented house and rescued three […]

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Dutee Chand expresses dissatisfaction over allotment of residential plot

Bhubaneswar: International Odia athlete and Olympian Dutee Chand on Tuesday criticised the Odisha government for not keeping its promise of allotting her a government quarter or residential plot in Bhubaneswar. Dutee took to the social networking site Facebook to express her dissatisfaction. “Our State government has failed to keep its promise of providing residential plots […]

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Thunderstorm, hail in most parts of Odisha in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Thunderstorm accompanied by hail and rain is likely in most parts of the State in next 24 hours, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre on Thursday. Gusty surface wind speed will reach 45 km/hr to 65 km/hr during these hours, the forecast added. As high tides are expected, fishermen in the state have been advised […]

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Condolences pour in for Bansidhar Panda; Naveen targeted for not paying last respects

Bhubaneswar: While leaders from across the country offered their condolences on the demise of noted industrialist Bansidhar Panda, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and BJD leaders were further criticised today for not turning up to pay their last respects to the departed soul. In reply to a tweet of Bansidhar Panda’s son and MP Baijayant Panda […]

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Cabinet approves 4072 mobile towers in Maoist-prone areas, 483 in Odisha

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the “Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)” supported scheme to provide mobile services at 4072 tower locations identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in inhabited uncovered areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) of 96 districts in ten States for Phase-ll […]

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Developing indigenous systems is ITR's focus: Binaya Kumar Das

Bhubaneswar: The Integrated Test Range (ITR), the premier DRDO laboratory at Chandipur in Balasore district has been awarded the prestigious Silicon Trophy for the year 2016 as the best Technological laboratory of DRDO besides the “Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance” for the year 2017. ITR Director Binaya Kumar Das received the awards from […]

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BJD, Congress could join hands: BJP’s Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: There could be a ‘tactful understanding’ between the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress in Odisha to keep Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power, said Union Minister, Jual Oram in Bhubaneswar today. Oram expressed such apprehension taking into account the recent developments in Karnataka where the Congress and JDS joined hands to […]

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On top of the world: Odia mountaineer Swarnalata scales Mt Everest

Bhubaneswar: Odia girl Swarnalata Dalai of Jajpur district has won accolades for the State by scaling the world’s highest peak. The 20-year-old tribal girl of Kalinganagar area in Jajpur has successfully climbed the Mount Everest along with co-mountaineers Poonam and Sandeep Toliya under the prestigious Mount Everest Expedition organised by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) […]

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CCTVs to monitor activities at ‘Bhitara Katha' of Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Puri Srimandir administration has decided to install CCTVs at ‘Bhitara Katha’ -the last point of entry for devotees in the temple. The significant move comes in wake of the alleged assault on a tourist by two servitors inside the temple premises last week. Sharing more details, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Niti (ritual) […]

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36 scams taint BJD's 18 years of rule in Odisha: BJP

Bhubaneswar: At a time when BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik highlighted the major achievements of his government today after entering into the fifth year of his fourth term, the Bharatiya Janata Party leveled allegations against the ruling BJD citing as many as 36 instances of corruption of the state government in the past 18 years. BJP […]

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Wedding gift blast: Accused Punjilal Meher undergoes TI parade

Bolangir: It seems that Crime Branch is not leaving any stones unturned to secure conviction of Punjilal Meher, the mastermind of Patnagarh parcel bomb explosion that left two persons including newlywed Soumyasekhar Sahu dead in February. The owner and the staff of the concerned courier agency through which the killer parcel was sent, have identified […]

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Odia girl Krishita Mohapatra sets eye on winning Junior Model International-World

Balasore: Odia girl Krishita Mohapatra who recently won the pageant of Junior Model International-India has her eyes set on winning more beauty pageants for India in coming days. Her achievement at such a young age has catapulted her parents to cloud nine. “I am very happy for her success. I would like to urge all […]

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March 2020 deadline for Bolangir LPG bottling plant: Pradhan

Bolangir: Taking a step towards fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Purvodaya’ (A prosperous East for a New India), Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of LPG bottling plant in Bolangir. The proposed project which is being established in over 23 acres of land at an estimated cost of Rs […]

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Karnataka political wrangle fuels what-if speculations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The wrangle for power in Karnataka is at its nail-biting best. No matter how much one reads into the script, the plot that unfolds leaves even the best poll analysts surprised. No wonder, such high drama has also triggered speculations as to what if Odisha ends up in a Karnataka-like situation of a hung […]

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1 dead, 2 missing in separate drowning incidents in Odisha

Rourkela: A student died while two other persons went missing in separate drowning incidents today in Odisha’s Rourkela and Balasore. A class XII student of Guru Nanak Public School drowned in Koel River at Baikuntha ghat in Rourkela while taking bath in with his two friends today. The deceased has been identified as Debidutta Sahu. […]

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