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Success in anti-Maoist ops: Odisha announces Rs 10 lakh reward for cops

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for Bolangir and Kandhamal police for their success in anti-Maoists operations in which seven ultras were killed earlier this week. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the cash reward soon after concerned Superintendents of Police of both the districts and headquarters’ officers briefed […]

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K'taka CM Row: Congress launches nation-wide 'Save Democracy' dharna

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today launched a nation-wide dharna in front of Raj Bhawans at state capitals and all district headquarters protesting the alleged partisan and authoritarian act of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala inviting the BJP to form government in the state. In a letter to all the PCCs, AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot stated that […]

Weather Alert: Nor'wester rains to lash coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Get ready to experience marginal drop in temperatures as Nor’wester rains will continue to lash several parts of coastal, northern and southern Odisha. As per the forecast of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Department, thunderstorm, accompanied with gusty winds and hail will prevail in several parts of Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Angul, Nayagarh, Khurda, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur […]

Villagers allege corruption in road construction in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: Villagers of Kanchimala under Bastiguda Gram Panchayat in Gajpati district have alleged large-scale corruption in road construction works in their locality. A road connecting the Aradi Road and Kanchimala village was constructed under the supervision of block engineer K Nageswar in 2016-17 financial year. While Rs 3.45 lakh was sanctioned under the Mahatma Gandhi […]

Disaster preparedness: Govt to conduct state-wide mock drill on June 19

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has prepared to conduct a state-wide mock drill on June 18, 2018 to check efficacy of the preparedness of disaster management ahead of the monsoon season when the State generally witnesses natural disasters like cyclones and floods. A mock drill on management of flood and cyclone will be held on June […]

Shame! 4 minor girls including mentally-challenged raped in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At a time when senior police officials are gearing up to launch awareness drives to put a check on sexual abuse of minor girls, such incidents continue surface from different parts of the State. Rape of four minor girls including a mentally-challenged was reported from Salepur, Cuttack and Balasore today. In Cuttack, a minor […]

Mahila Suraksha Yatra by BJP Women Wing kickstarts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Bhadrak: Voicing against the rising trend of atrocities and crimes against girls and women in Odisha, the State unit of BJP’s women wing launched a state-wide Mahila Suraksha Yatra today. The yatra kick-started from seven prominent temples, including Sikharchandi Temple in Bhubaneswar, Chandi Temple in Cuttack, Bhadrakali Temple in Bhadrak, Samleswari Temple in Sambalpur, Maa […]

Jajpur oil reservoir project a non-starter; stone mafia plunder land

Jajpur: It was on April 12, 2014 when Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced an underground oil reservoir project (rock cavern) at Dankari near Chandikhol in Odisha’s Jajpur district. However as per an investigation carried out by OTV, the whole project seems to be in jeopardy as the state government has failed to provide the […]

Centre's decision to shut down India's 'only' postal printing press raises concerns

Bhubaneswar: The Central Government’s decision to close down the Postal Printing Press in Bhubaneswar, the country’s only printing press under the Department of Posts has raised apprehensions in the minds of hundreds of employees associated with the Press. The decision to close the printing press came after a meeting of committee of secretaries on April […]

Demand for inclusion of 5 panchayats in BeMC intensifies

Berhampur: Residents of five panchayats in the outskirts of the city have threatened to take legal help if their localities are not included under the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC). “Despite assurances from the State government, the panchayats – Lochapada, Shaktinagar, Brajanagar, Kaluanagar and Ambapua  are yet to be brought under the BeMC depriving us of […]

Odisha CM to inaugurate Gurupriya Bridge next month

Malkangiri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the much-awaited Gurupriya Bridge that will serve as a lifeline for thousands of people in the inaccessible areas of Malkangiri district next month. The project is almost complete barring a few minor works, informed Works Minister, Prafulla Mallick after the performance review meeting of his department chaired […]

2 Bhubaneswar-bound flights diverted to Kolkata due to bad weather

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains today lashed the city affecting flight operations at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. At least two flights- Bangalore- Bhubaneswar Indigo and Hyderabad-Bhubaneswar AirAsia- had to be diverted mid air due to harsh weather conditions, airport authorities confirmed Gusty wind accompanied by rains lashed most parts of the State including the twin […]