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Pari Was Raped Before Being Murdered, Accused Identified!

Bhubaneswar: In a sensational twist to the abduction and brutal murder of five-year-old girl Pari, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Odisha Crime Branch in its affidavit submitted before the Orissa High Court today mentioned that the minor was raped before being murdered, sources said. Sources further said that the prime accused has been […]

Odisha Girl Shaves Head, Donates Hair For Cancer Patients
Take A Bow! Odisha Girl Shaves Head, Donates Hair For Cancer Patients

Baripada: Needless to say, women love a long hair. For them, it is one of the many facets of beauty which they never want to do away with at any cost. Well, doing the unimaginable, a girl from Odisha has garnered applauds from all and sundry after she cut off her hair to zero to […]

Odisha Govt Takes Over 3-Decades To Bring Lord Lingaraj Under Temple Act!
Odisha Govt Takes Over 3-Decades To Bring Lord Lingaraj Under Temple Act!

Bhubaneswar: There goes a saying in Upanishads “Dreams are real as long as they last”. With the Odisha Cabinet having given its nod to bring the Lord Shree Lingaraj Temple Act ordinance on Monday, the dream to manage the ancient 12th century of Lord Shiva on the lines of Puri Shree Jagannath Temple has become […]

Lingaraj Temple To Reopen From December 27, General Darshan From Jan 6
Lingaraj Temple To Reopen From December 27, General Darshan From Jan 6

Bhubaneswar: After remaining shut for several months due to Covid-19 pandemic, the famous Shiva shrine, Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar will open door for devotees from December 27. A decision in this effect was taken in the administrative meeting, informed two servitors of the shrine- Kamalakanta Badu and Biranchi Pati. #BIG_BREAKING Lingaraj Temple in #Bhubaneswar to […]

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Cyber Fraud: ‘Jamtara’ Gang Active In Bhubaneswar; Commissionerate Police Cautions People

Bhubaneswar: It seems the fraudsters of Jamtara –infamous as the cybercrime capital of India– are now on the prowl and in search of their next target, this time in the smart city of Bhubaneswar. The Commissionerate Police recently released a video and cautioned people to remain alert as the cyber fraudsters of Jamtara in Jharkhand […]

Where Are Police Personnel Accused In Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case? 'Delay In Arrest May Result In Destruction Of Evidence'
Where Are Police Personnel Accused In Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case? 'Delay In Arrest May Result In Destruction Of Evidence'

Bhubaneswar: In August this year, the mother of alleged gang rape survivor in Bhubaneswar in a complaint lodged with the Mahila Police, had alleged that two staffers of a particular media house, two security personnel and three more including a police officer and his associates had raped her daughter. In spite of any evidence, today […]

Balasore: 'Minor Girl Killed By Uncle, Paramour After She Caught Their Illicit Affair'
Balasore: 'Minor Girl Killed By Uncle, Paramour After She Caught Their Illicit Affair'

Balasore: The Baliapal Police on Monday claimed to have unraveled the mystery behind the murder of seven-year-old girl Bishnupriya, nicknamed Neuli, by arresting one of her distant relatives and the latter’s sister-in law. The arrested accused were identified as Deepak Sahoo while the woman’s name is yet to be disclosed. Police said the duo killed […]

Odisha: Missing Minor Girl Found Dead Near Pond In Balasore
Odisha: Missing Minor Girl Found Dead Near Pond In Balasore

Balasore: The body of a minor girl, who had been reported missing since Friday, was found near a pond at Sundarkoili village under Baliapal police limits in the district on Monday morning. A complaint about the missing of the seven-year-old girl Bishnupriya alias Neuli was lodged by her family members at Baliapal Police Station yesterday […]

Unemployment: For Every Rs 100cr Investment, Only 24 Jobs Created In Odisha
Unemployment: For Every Rs 100cr Investment, Only 24 Jobs Created In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha government is on the overdrive to bring investments into the State to give a boost to the employment generation, the state of joblessness seems to be on the rise in the State. A cursory glance at the registration of the unemployed youths from the State in the Union Ministry of Labour’s […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Administration Says No To Dhanu Yatra In Bargarh This Year

Bargarh: People will miss the much awaited Krishna leela during the Dhanu Yatra in Bargarh which is the largest open air theatre in the world this year. The district administration on Sunday decided not to hold the mega event in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Such decision was announced by Bargarh Collector after a […]

Dense Fog Engulfs Bhubaneswar, Several Parts Of Odisha; Mercury To Drop Further From Dec 17
Dense Fog Engulfs Bhubaneswar, Several Parts Of Odisha; Mercury To Drop Further From Dec 17

Bhubaneswar: Dense fog engulfed the capital city and several places of the State throwing life out of gear in the early hours on Sunday. Visibility reduced below 200 metres in Bhubaneswar affecting vehicular movement on the national highway severely. “As forecasted, dense fog continues in Bhubaneswar city area. Airport observatory reported visibility of 200 metres […]

Are Glory Days Over? Controversies Start Biting Naveen Patnaik Government
Are Glory Days Over? Controversies Start Biting Naveen Patnaik Government

Bhubaneswar: Gone are the misty days, this December has been quite hotter for the Naveen Patnaik – led BJD government, as all of a sudden, the ruling dispensation has to handle with lot of hot potatoes. True to the adage, ‘adversities come in hordes’, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik simply gets flummoxed at the pace of […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Puri Jagannath Temple Likely To Reopen After Dec 20; Locals To Be Allowed First, General Darshan After Jan 3

Puri: In what could end the nine-months long of painful wait for devotees to witness Lord Jagannath, the abode of the supreme lord, Srimandir may soon reopen its gates for people between December 22 and 24. The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will soon recommend the Odisha government for reopening of the ancient shrine which […]

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‘Pradeep Panigrahi Took Money From 2 Applicants In Akash Pathak’s Tata Motors Job Fraud’

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi directly took money from two applicants who had been conned in the massive recruitment scam allegedly committed by Akash Pathak on pretext of providing employment in Tata Motors, police said. Informing this, Crime Branch ADG Soumendra Priyadarshi on Saturday said, “So far, six persons who were duped by Akash Pathak […]

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Thick Blanket Of Fog Engulfs Odisha; Vehicular Movement Hit In Twin City

Bhubaneswar: As per India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast, a thick blanket of dense fog engulfed several parts of Odisha including the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Though early-risers had the opportunity to witness the thick pall of mist, the dense cover of fog also created troubles for hundreds of motorists who were […]

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Odisha Drug Seizures: State Winging In The 'Udta' Punjab Way?

Bhubaneswar: Odisha, especially Bhubaneswar, got zoomed on the country’s dubious narcotics map by a leaked Whatsapp chat of  controversial actress Rhea Chakrobarty, who in the chat had  purportedly exclaimed, “Dude, Bhubaneswar is the Scene.” What she boasted of her finding in Odisha’s capital city was ‘the best ever weed’. True to Rhea’s discovery, Odisha looks […]

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Crackdown On D-Syndicate: Massive Weapon Haul Of 16 Guns, Over 1000 Ammo Seized, Police Remand Of Dhalasamant Brothers Soon

Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, the Commissionerate Police recovered 16 guns and over 1000 rounds of live ammunitions during an intense crackdown on the crime network of gangster brothers – Sushil and Sushant Dhalasamant in the past 24 hours in Cuttack. Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi on Friday informed that eight firearms, 16 magazines […]

Shootout
Shootout In Bhubaneswar: Bike Borne Miscreants Fire Thrice At Man Out On Bail

Bhubaneswar: Three bike-borne miscreants allegedly opened fire at a man in Kalinga Vihar K-4 area under the Tomando police limits in the Capital City on Friday morning. The man, whose identity was not disclosed, had a providential escape as all the three bullets fired at him from the moving motorcycle missed target. The miscreants who […]

Smog Alert For Odisha! Know The Time And Places Where It Will Play Havoc!
Smog Alert For Odisha! Know The Time And Places Where It Will Play Havoc!

Bhubaneswar: Planning any wintry weekend shopping or thinking of just taking a stroll at the markets during the evening hours in the districts of Cuttack, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar), Puri, Ganjam (including Berhampur), Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Nayagarh? Do a rethink. Smog is going to rule here. It will attain the heights in the evening hours […]

Big Announcement: Colleges To Reopen From New Year In Odisha; Semester Exams To Be Postponed!

Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education Department is hopeful that colleges across Odisha would reopen in January 2021. However, a final decision in this regard will be taken by the Odisha government after reviewing all aspects including the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the State, said Secretary, Higher Education Department Saswat Mishra on Thursday. While talking to reporters […]

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Dawn-To-Dusk Bandh In Bhadrak For Medical College & Hospital

Bhadrak: Normal life has come to a standstill in Bhadrak as the district Congress is observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh demanding establishment of a medical college and hospital here. The 12-hour bandh observation which began at 6 AM this morning would continue till 6 PM. Shops, markets and business establishments in Bhadrak town have remained shut […]

Odisha: One In Every Five Food Items Adulterated, State Hits Rock Bottom In National Food Safety Index
Odisha: One In Every Five Food Items Adulterated, State Hits Rock Bottom In National Food Safety Index

Bhubaneswar: Are you planning to buy groceries from your neighbourhood Kirana store? Wait! Here is a statutory warning for the consumers in Odisha. On an average, in every 100 food samples tested during the last three years in the State, as many as 21 have been found adulterated/misbranded (means either unsafe or unguaranteed quality). More […]

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Odisha Cabinet Nod For New Medical College In Kandhamal, Drinking Water Projects In Bargarh

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to construct a new medical college in Kandhamal and a 650-bedded Teaching Hospital for the existing medical college in Koraput. The Cabinet also gave nod for the construction of two mega drinking water projects in Bargarh district. The State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

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Boarding Charter Flight With Pathak Might Be True: BJD Leader Arup Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: The investigation into the alleged corrupt activities by Panigrahis and Pathaks is underway, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently referring the case to Odisha Lokayukta for a detailed probe. Now, days after being pulled up by MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s wife Sujata, senior BJD leader Arup Patnaik has finally opened up about the allegations against […]

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Odisha: Drunk Pharmacist Attacks Villagers With Sword, Leaves 2 Critically Injured

Balasore: Two persons were injured when a pharmacist, allegedly in an inebriated condition, attacked them with sword at Idida village under Singla police limits in the district on Tuesday night. The accused identified as Subasish Tudu has been appointed as a pharmacist in the Primary Health Centre of the village. According to reports, Tudu was […]

Eco Retreat
Eco Retreat At Satakosia Starts Today As Govt Eyes To Revive Covid-Hit Tourism Sector

Cuttack: In order to revive the tourism sector, the worst-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha Tourism Department is all set to start the Eco Retreat Festival near Satakosia at Baliputa in the district from today. The three-month long festival will be inaugurated by Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel via video conferencing. Chief Minister […]

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Bhubaneswar: Ekamra Kshetra To Be ‘Beggar Free Zone’ Soon

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started process to make ‘Ekamra Kshetra’, heritage hub of Temple City beggar-free. The civic body has started to make efforts to rehabilitate beggars/destitutes roaming near Lingaraj temple with livelihood support and bring them to mainstream under the ‘Sahaya’ scheme of Odisha government. The move is reportedly a part […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out: Health Ministry Charts Out Preparatory Activities
COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out: Health Ministry Charts Out Preparatory Activities

New Delhi: From line-listing of prioritised groups, strengthening cold chain infrastructure to adding more vaccinators, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday charted out list of preparatory activities which are being carried out by it in collaboration with states and union territories for roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine. Addressing the press conference, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan […]

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Bharat Bandh Cripples Normal Life Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the newly enacted farm laws, farmers unions across the country supported by many Opposition parties and some sections of people have called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ – a nationwide shutdown that will remain in force from 11 AM till 3 PM today. Normal life came to a grinding halt here in Odisha as vehicular […]

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Bail Denied To Pradeep Panigrahi, To Stay In Jail

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, who was arrested by the Odisha Crime Branch on charges of forgery, fraud and criminal conspiracy on December 3, will have to stay in jail for some more time after a local court rejected his bail plea on Monday evening. The Additional District and Sessions Court (III), Bhubaneswar heard his […]

'Bharat Bandh' From 11am To 3pm Tomorrow; Centre Asks States To Beef Up Security
'Bharat Bandh' From 11am To 3pm Tomorrow; Centre Asks States To Beef Up Security

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has said the ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 would start at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. as they don’t want to cause inconvenience to the public. BKU Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said,”The ‘Bharat Bandh’ will begin at 11 a.m. and continue till 3 pm on Tuesday.” The […]

Something Is In The Air: Elderly, Kids And Asthmatics Need To Stay Indoors In Odisha On Dec 9!
Alert! Why Elderly, Kids & Asthmatics Need To Stay Indoors In Odisha On Dec 9!

Bhubaneswar: Here is an important health alert for the elderly, kids, asthmatic and chronic bronchitis patients in the State. Air quality in Odisha, especially in places like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Balasore will take the worst turn on coming Wednesday (December 9). As per IMD’s recently launched air quality model forecast system, the prediction […]

Bail plea
Court Likely To Hear MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s Bail Plea Today

Bhubaneswar: The Khordha District and Sessions Judge Court is likely to hear the bail petition filed by expelled BJD MLA from Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Monday. Panigrahi was arrested by Crime Branch on multiple charges of forgery, cheating, conspiracy and his alleged links with the disproportionate assets case of IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak […]

Sura Baba passes away
Self-Styled Godman Sura Baba Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Self-styled godman and Trahi Achyuta Ashram chief Surendra Mishra alias Sura Baba passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday night. The controversial self-styled godman was suffering from multiple ailments and undergoing treatment in a private hospital in the capital city for the last 20 days. He had tested […]

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COVID-19 Graph Declining In Odisha; Roadmap Prepared For Vaccination Drive, Says Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has prepared a detailed roadmap to undertake the vaccination drive against COVID-19, said State Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Das on Sunday. While talking to reporters, Das said the Centre has already issued comprehensive guidelines and the State government has already formed committees at district and block levels other than the committee […]

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No Respite From Cold In Odisha As 14 Places Record Temperature Below 14 Degree C, Phulbani Shivers At 8.3

Bhubaneswar: Mercury continued to drop at several places of the State with 14 cities recording night temperature below 14 degree Celsius on Saturday. Sonepur was the coldest in the State with 7.6 degree Celsius, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar. Phulbani recorded 8.3 degree Celsius followed by Daringbadi 9 degree, Angul 10 degree, Bhawanipatna […]

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Odisha: Covid-19 Second Wave Unlikely; Vaccine By December End

Cuttack: In what could come as a major relief for people in Odisha, possibility of a second COVID-19 wave in the State is unlikely, said Dr Jayant Panda, Technical Spokesperson of the State Health Department on Saturday. While talking to reporters on the sidelines of unveiling of website of Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital, […]

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IMD Sounds ‘Dense Fog’ Alert For 9 Districts In Odisha, Issues 'Yellow Warning'

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Saturday issued dense fog alert for nine districts of Odisha. The country’s premier weather forecasting agency has asked authorities to be updated on the situation as a yellow warning has been issued. As per the latest weather bulletin, dense fog is very likely to […]

Pari Murder Case: Give us 14-days time, says SIT chief Arun Bothra
Pari Murder Case: Give us 14-days time, says SIT chief Arun Bothra

Bhubaneswar: The sensational Nayagarh minor girl (Pari) murder case seems to have made some headway, when SIT chief Arun Bothra Saturday told media “give us 14 days time”. The five-worded sentence is considered as signs of headway by observers amidst the clouds of despair looming over this politically stormy case, where the Nayagarh police had […]

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Puri Custodial Death: Post-Mortem Reports Make Startling Revelations

Puri: The post-mortem report of K Ramesh, who died in the custody of Baselisahi police two weeks ago, has created a sensation after it revealed that Ramesh was subjected to severe physical torture before his death. The report, accessed by OTV, has revealed that the body of the deceased bore as many as 16 injury […]

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