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One Killed, Three Injured In Odisha During NH Widening Work

Angul: One labourer lost his life while three others suffered critical injuries after the roof of a shop collapsed on them during an eviction drive today in Budhapank area under Banarpal Police limits of Angul district. The deceased has been identified as Sipu Sahu while the injured are Ajit Sahu, Jayant Sahu and Dhaneswar Muduli. […]

4 Killed, 6 Injured In Bus-Bolero Collision

Angul: Four passengers including three women were killed while six others critically injured after the Bolero they were travelling in collided with a bus near Katada on National Highway-55 under Jarapada police limits in Angul district late Monday night. Three women and the driver of the Bolero died on the spot while six other occupants […]

Odisha spent a mere 39% anaemia control fund during last 3-years

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has recorded more severe anaemia cases this year, the State could utilise only around 39 per cent of fund approved and released to Odisha under the State programme implementation plan (SPIP) since 2016-17. As per data released by Union Health Ministry, during the last four fiscal years (2017-17 to 2019-20), Odisha […]

OTV Impact: Admin Extends Support to Infant With Hydrocephalus condition

Angul: Within hours after a report was telecast on OTV, the Angul district administration extended support to the family of the two-month-old baby who is suffering from hydrocephalus (a brain related disease) condition. While the local administrative officials handed over a cheque worth Rs 10,000 to the family, the district collector has ordered the Chief […]

Family Of Hydrocephalus-Hit Baby In Odisha Seeks Urgent Govt Help

Angul: Financially paralysed, the family members of a two-month-old baby who is suffering from a severe hydrocephalus disease are now anxiously awaiting government help. For Basudev Mishra and Rupa Das of Hakimpara area in Angul district, happiness knew no bounds when they welcomed a baby girl two months ago whom they named Vaishnavi. But their joy was […]

Air pollution in Odisha's Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Rourkela higher than B'lore, Raipur & Mumbai!

Bhubaneswar: Air pollution is real in Odisha, notwithstanding the claims of State government. The State’s three top cities Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Rourkela stand more polluted than cities like Raipur (Chhattisgarh capital), Indore (MP) and Bangalore (Karnataka). Even, the air of India’s commercial capital Mumbai looks better than the silver city and Odisha’s commercial city Cuttack […]

CO, O3 pollutants higher in Bhubaneswar air than Delhi

Bhubaneswar: With the exit of monsoon from Odisha, aerosols cover in the atmosphere over Odisha have increased. Even as the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) value for Odisha has been estimated at around 0.8-0.9, which is almost at par with Delhi’s AOD, the air quality index (surface air) of Odisha looks far healthier than Delhi. As […]

Elderly Woman Thrashed By Son & Daughter-In-Law in Odisha

Kandhamal: An elderly woman was allegedly thrashed by her son and daughter-in-law for asking monthly maintenance money in Phulbani town. According to reports, one Kuntala Nayak has three sons and a daughter. However, she along with her husband stays with their daughter while her sons jointly provide them maintenance money of Rs 2, 500 every […]

Ward Member Hacked To Death Over Past Enmity In Odisha

Angul: A ward member was allegedly hacked to death by some miscreants with sharp weapons in Angul district on Sunday. As per reports, some unidentified miscreants murdered one Jagabandhu Behera, a ward member who hails from Antulia panchayat in full public glare at Antulia market. Sources said after committing the crime, the accused fled the […]

In Anaemia Index, Odisha drops 3 ranks down in 2019-20

Bhubaneswar: In the fight against anaemia, Odisha has apparently fallen behind. The State dropped three ranks down in the Anaemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index 2019. Odisha with an assigned value of 33.4 has been ranked 11th in first quarter of 2019-20 vis-a-vis of 8th in year 2018-19. The slip-up in the rank chart was attributed […]

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‘Pollution Level Critical In Six Cities Of Odisha’

Bhubaneswar: The increase in pollution levels across Odisha was one of the key concerns raised during the 36th Foundation Day celebration of the Odisha Pollution Control Board today. During the event, it was learned that in cities like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Balasore, Angul and Talcher there has been a significant rise in pollution levels. As […]

Weather Alert: Heavy Rainfall Warning Issued For 7 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar today issued heavy rainfall warning for seven Odisha districts- Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and Puri. Duty officer, Ajay Nayak informed that the yesterday’s low pressure area over coastal Odisha moved towards Northwest Odisha and its neighbourhood and under its impact several parts will experience light to moderate […]

Another Minor Subjected To Torture By Grandmom

Angul: A day after the incident of a woman kicking her grandson came to fore, video of another woman thrashing her three-year-old granddaughter has gone viral on social media. As per reports, the woman from Gadadaras village of Bantala area in the district punished her granddaughter for having food at a neighbour’s place without permission. […]

BJP withdraws week-long agitation

Talcher: BJP leaders on Wednesday announced their decision to withdraw the week-long agitation that crippled coal production and supply at Talcher Coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha’s Angul district after a mishap at a mine claimed four lives last week. MCL officials said they are examining the situation before taking any decision on […]

MCL Coal mine Landslide: Body Parts Of Last Missing Person Recovered

Angul: Rescuers today recovered some parts of another body trapped under the debris at the open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) in Bharatpur of Talcher. As per reports, a joint team of NDRF and MCL’s mine rescuers retrieved a severed hand and some other parts of a person’s body from the debris. However, […]

MCL Coal Mine Landslide: Still No Trace Of Missing Persons

Angul: Search operation is still underway to trace the three missing workers following the landslide at the open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Bharatpur of Angul district which killed one person on Tuesday. A 30-member NDRF team along with the MCL’s security personnel, local police and district administration are carrying out the […]

Shocking! Eyes 'gouged out again at Angul Hospital', two in three days

Angul: The issue of safety and security at Angul District Headquarters hospital has come under scanner as once again the eyes of a dead person were allegedly gouged out at the morgue of the hospital Monday night. Shockingly, this is the second such incident reported at Angul hospital in a span of four days. Last […]

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Shame Again! 8-year-old girl battles life after rape in Angul

Angul: An eight-year-old girl is now battling for life after a miscreant allegedly raped her in Angul in the wee hours of Sunday. As per reports, the girl was rescued in an unconscious condition from a garbage dump near Aahar centre in the town. The survivor, who hails from Maharashtra, was sleeping with her family […]

Spider In Mid-Day Meal; 54 Students Taken Ill In Angul

Angul: At least 54 students of Kulei Upper Primary School reportedly fell ill after consuming food served under mid-day programme on Saturday. After the students complained of stomach-ache and vomiting, they were admitted to Sub-Divisional Hospital in Talcher. “We found a spider in the food which was served to us in the school. When we […]

Rajanikant Singh elected unopposed as Dy Speaker of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: BJD legislator from Angul, Rajanikant Singh was today elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of 16th Odisha Assembly. Singh’s name was proposed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and supported in the House by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha. As there was no other candidate for the post, Odisha Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro […]

Brick kiln owner, worker electrocuted to death in Angul

Angul/Rayagada: The owner and a worker of a brick kiln were electrocuted to death after coming in contact with an underground electricity wire at Haripur village under Talcher Police limits of Angul district today. According to sources, the owner of the brick kiln Ananta Charan Sahu was digging up the earth when his crowbar came […]

Bodies of man, woman found hanging from tree

Angul: Mystery shrouds the death of a man and a woman whose bodies were found hanging from a tree in Kumarigaon village under Purunakote police limits in the district on Sunday. The deceased man has been identified as Madhu Sahu of Dandasinga village while the woman was identified as Shantilata Pradhan of Kothabhuin village. It […]

Gharial population drops in Satkosia, forest dept on toes to save species from extinction

Angul: Sharp decline in the Gharial (fish-eating crocodile) population at Satkosia gorge near Tikarpada area has raised serious concerns among the environmentalists and forest department. Blame it on overfishing, water pollution or lack of proper supervision, reports claimed that only four Gharials are present in the reserve. Finally, officials of the forest department have decided […]

Op-Ed: The Challenge of Saving Odisha's Widlife

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Wildlife management is not an easy job. The risks involved are evident from the fate of the much talked about inter-state tiger relocation project which has been practically on the hold following the death of three-year-old male tiger, Mahavir that was brought to the state from Madhya Pradesh and released in […]

Tension grips MCL mine in Talcher following death of on-duty security guard

Angul: Tension prevailed at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Balaram coal mines in Talcher as labourers and security staff staged a dharna demanding ex-gratia and job for one of the family members of a security guard who was killed in an accident. The deceased, Kailash Maharana was a resident of Kalamchuin village and was working as […]