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Tag: Controversy

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Raises Questions On Paika Rebellion's First War Of Independence Tag

Bhubaneswar: The claims made by Chiranjeevi-starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy that the revolt led by the freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy some decades before 1857 has raised questions on the tag of Odisha’s Paika Bidroha (Paika Rebellion) of 1817 as the first war of Independence. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Chiranjeevi and many other prominent actors, Sye […]

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Ineligible KALIA Beneficiaries: How Will Odisha Recover Rs 150 Crore?

Bhubaneswar: If it can be termed so, it could be a very costly oversight, as 3 lakh ineligible beneficiaries have been identified in the KALIA scheme and Odisha government has already disbursed a whopping Rs 150 crore to them under the scheme. In Bhadrak’s Basudevpur block, out of 28,714 farmers who received cash assistance under […]

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Newborn’s Death Outside Hospital: All Staff To Be Replaced For Negligence

Cuttack: A day after a newborn died during delivery outside a primary health centre in Athagarh block of Cuttack as it was closed; the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) today recommended the district collector to replace all the existing staff of the concerned hospital. As per reports, a four-member team led by Cuttack CDMO visited […]

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Odisha MLA Faces Ire For Celebrating Birthday Inside School

Balasore: A controversy erupted after Bhograi MLA Ananta Das celebrated his birthday at Jagannath government school under Bhogarai block in Balasore district. The MLA observed his 79th birthday with the students on the school premises while the classes were underway. The programme was organised by local forums -Jayanti Committee and Sachetan Nagrik Manch. While the […]

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Gandhi-Godse Remark Row: Face-off between BJP & Congress Continues

Bhubaneswar: The face-off over remarks on Mahatma Gandhi and Nathuram Godse refuses to die down in Odisha Assembly as Congress leader Narasingha Mishra and deputy leader of BJP legislature party, Bishnu Sethi again locked horns in the House for the second consecutive day on Saturday. The issue was raised by Congress Legislature Party leader Narasingha […]

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Amala Paul On Controversial lip-lock scene In Aadai

Amidst promotion of her upcoming flick Aadai, actress Amala Paul has shared her views on different aspects of her life and the controversial kissing scene in the movie. In an interview to The Indian Express, the actress took potshots at those who criticised her for the kissing scene with VJ Ramya. The actress said: “Naai […]

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Keonjhar administration extends help to Padma Shri recipient Daitari Naik

Keonjhar: Days after Padma Shri recipient Daitari Naik wished to return his award citing that it affected his livelihood, the Keonjhar district administration has reportedly assured Naik of all necessary help. Naik, a resident of Baitarani village under Banspal block in the district and a daily wage labourer, had earlier said that he failed to […]

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Deepika's response to security personnel asking for ID is winning hearts!

We often come across incidents of Bollywood celebrities courting controversy at public places but there are some who set example with their polite behaviour and down to earth attitude. One of them is the charismatic actress Deepika Padukone. Recently, a security personnel strictly followed protocol by asking the Bollywood actress for her identity proof at […]

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Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes

Chennai: Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controversy with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, is contesting as AIADMK candidate from Theni Parliamentary constituency. The […]

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Op-Ed: Hype Over Mahanadi and Special Category Demand Seems Unreal

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On the eve of the elections, chief minister Naveen Patnaik had declared that the demand for special category status to Odisha would be a major poll issue. His party, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), had also sought to highlight state’s dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh over the sharing of Mahanadi waters in […]

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Donald Trump gets called out for GoT-inspired tweet

Los Angeles: While the “Game of Thrones” frenzy continues to be a message-driving vehicle in the ongoing election season in India, television network HBO urged US President Donald Trump to stay away from using memes inspired by the hit fantasy series for political purposes. Trump on Thursday celebrated the release of Robert Mueller’s Russia report […]

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Discrepancy in number of KALIA beneficiaries discredits ruling-BJD claims

Bhubaneswar: Controversy over discrepancy in number of beneficiaries under the KALIA scheme is posing a threat for the State government. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had claimed that 40 lakh farmers were benefitted under the KALIA scheme but a letter from the Agriculture Department has revealed that out of 30,77,908 small and marginal farmers selected for […]

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BJD opposes inauguration of Talcher medical college building

Angul: A controversy has surfaced over the inauguration of the new building of Talcher medical college following allegations that the whole process is being done in haste by the Centre. BJD claimed that the new college is yet to get permission from the Medical Council of India(MCI) and even the infrastructure is not ready. “The […]

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Facebook faces criticism for search function suggesting friends' bikini-clad photos

San Francisco: Facebook has again courted controversy with a search function that allows users to scout for photographs of female, but not male friends, the media reported. The feature was spotted by Belgian security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire, whose findings led to revelations that Facebook prompts users to search for photographs of female friends in […]

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I am afraid of controversy, want to stay away from it: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Mumbai: Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he wants to stay away from controversies as they shift the focus of the audience from his work to personal life. The actor, who became a popular name post the success of 2012 film “Gangs of Wasseypur”, got embroiled in a controversy in 2017 after the release of his autobiography “An […]

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SC urged to appoint ombudsman for Rahul-Pandya issue

New Delhi: Cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul will have to wait longer to return to international cricket as the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to look into the issue. With the Special Bench comprising Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre deciding to adjourn the case […]

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Sonu Nigam clarifies his comment on wanting to be from Pakistan

Mumbai: Popular singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung in multiple Indian languages, has landed in a controversy after his “I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan” comment at a summit. The “Kal ho naa ho” hitmaker has slammed some journalists for missing “the real content”. “Sometimes in an attempt to […]

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Rafale rocks Parliament, government ready for discussion

New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court dismissed four petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of Rafale jet fighters, the Congress on Friday persisted with its demand in Parliament for a JPC probe, leading to a heated argument between the treasury benches and the Opposition. The pandemonium over the issue forced the chairs […]

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Controversy over HWC opening ceremony refuses to die down

Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding the inauguration ceremony of the men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar doesn’t seem to die down as BJP has raised questions on the source of funds used for the event. As per reports, while Hockey India is yet to pay the match fee to the winners of Junior Hockey World Cup […]

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Mahanadi water disputes tribunal: Centre yet to make its stance clear

Bhubaneswar: Even though the hearing of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has begun the Centre is yet to make its stance clear on the issue. While the Centre had only enclosed the copy of the petition filed along with the reference letter to the tribunal, BJD has raised objection over the lack of clarity on […]

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Macron brushes off question about Rafale deal, defers to PM Modi

United Nations: French President Emmanuel Macron brushed off questions about the controversial Rafale deal saying he was not in charge when the agreement to buy the fighter jets was made and that he would defer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter. “I was not in charge at that time but I know that […]

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Formalin-in-fish controversy re-erupts in Goa

Panaji: Amid the ongoing tussle between the Congress and the ruling BJP-led coalition government in Goa, the formalin-in-fish controversy raised its head again on Saturday, after Congress leaders, armed with testing kits, visited a popular fish market in South Goa and claimed that the fish sold there was still being contaminated with formalin. Reacting to […]

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Jay Panda had taken permission & given flight plan: BPI Airport Director

Bhubaneswar: After former MP Baijayant Panda’s helicopter and hangar were seized at the Bhubaneswar airport on charges of flying in “no flying zone” over Chilika lake, Director of the BPI Airport SC Hota today stated that the former MP had taken permission from the airport authorities along with a proper flight plan. Hota said, “We […]

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Brazen attempt by State govt to handicap my movement: Jay Panda on helicopter seizure

Bhubaneswar: After an FIR was filed by state government officials in connection with a helicopter flying over the ‘No Flying Eco Sensitive Zone’ of Chilika Lake, police on Monday seized the helicopter of former MP Baijayant Panda. However, Panda termed the action a vindictive attempt by the ‘third floor’ of the State secretariat to curtail […]

State, Centre at loggerheads over proposed NTPC power station

Bhubaneswar: The proposal for setting up of an additional power station at NTPC in Talcher has now snowballed into a controversy between the State government and Centre. While the Centre wants the foundation laying ceremony for the proposed project to be held on September 22, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha, the […]

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Congress has inadequate leader, so creating fake issues: Jaitley on Rafale controversy

New Delhi: Attacking Congress President Rahul Gandhi as a leader with “inherent and inbuilt limitations”, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday accused his party of manufacturing a controversy around Rafale deal by creating “fake issues”. He also accused the Congress of engaging in an implied battle with the Federal Front in order to reclaim the […]

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Cambridge Analytica announces closure after data leak scandal

  London: Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based political consulting firm embroiled in a massive data-harvesting scandal that compromised the personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users, has announced that it would immediately cease operations as the controversy had driven away virtually all of its customers. The decision was made less than two months after […]

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BeMC defies Orissa HC stay order on Ortel office sealing

Berhampur: In an alleged attempt by Odisha government to target Ortel Communications after IMFA, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) authorities continue to defy the stay order of the Orissa High Court on sealing of Ortel Berhampur office. The sub-collector and the Commissioner of the BeMC had raided the Ortel offices near Stadium and Gandhinagar day […]

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Puri Srimandir ritual controversy: Niti administrator submits report

  Puri: A day after ‘Mahaprasad’ was made available to devotees after four days of impasse, Niti Prasashak (temple ritual administrator) has submitted a report to Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The report mentions the names of some servitors from different Nijogs primarily responsible for disrupting conduct of rituals. The report has […]

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Tamil Nadu Governor Courts Controversy After Patting Woman Journalist On Cheek

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit courted a controversy on Tuesday during a press conference after patting the cheek of a woman journalist in Raj Bhavan. The incident took place towards the end of the press conference during which the 78-year-old Governor dismissed the allegation that he was being probed for sexual misconduct by the Union […]

Throwback 2017: Controversies that kept hounding Odisha

By Devbrat Patnaik The year 2017, undoubtedly, was mired in controversies from the beginning of the year. Every sunrise brought with it a new issue that snowballed and made people create a lot of hullabaloo. Surprising, each of it is gaining more steam to make the year ahead more murkier. With the sun setting into the […]

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After Padmavati, Tiger Zinda Hai faces political threat

Mumbai: The upcoming Salman Khan--Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has run into a political controversy barely two days ahead of its scheduled December 22 release. While the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Sena (MNCS) has warned cinema owners against booking all shows for Tiger Zinda Hai and denying slots to two Marathi films, other parties like […]

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Dama Rout draws flak for 'beggar' remarks

Bhubaneswar: Minister Damodar Rout, who is known for his off-the-cuff remarks, has once again landed in controversy for his ‘beggar’ remarks on Brahmins.   Protesting his remarks, a group of Brahmins staged a protest against Minister Rout in Puri today demanding his suspension. The activists under the banner of Odisha Vedic Brahmana Parisad and Mukti Mandap […]

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Controversy mars prepaid auto service in Puri

Puri: Barely a week after its inauguration, the prepaid auto-rickshaw and taxi services at Puri railway station have come to a halt with the local auto-rickshaw drivers’ association strongly opposing the outsourcing bid. The association is now up in arms against the move of the police officials for engaging a private party for managing the […]

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Kirron Kher's advice to gang rape victim stirs controversy

Chandigarh: Chandigarh BJP MP Kirron Kher’s unsolicited advice to a young woman who was gang raped earlier this month here by an auto-rickshaw driver and his two accomplices has stirred a controversy. Kher said on Wednesday that the victim should have been more cautious and not boarded the auto-rickshaw in which three men were already sitting. […]

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Gurupriya bridge controversy: Forest dept serves notice to construction agency

Bhubaneswar: Touted as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s dream project, the Gurupriya Bridge construction in Malkangiri is now saddled with controversy with Forest department issuing notice to the construction agency for ‘illegal soil mining’. Kolkata-based Royal Infraconstru Limited has been served a show-cause for soil mining from near a hill that comes under the purview […]

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Four teachers suspended for asking girl to remove innerwear for NEET

Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram: Four women teachers who are believed to have asked a girl to remove her top innerwear before entering the classroom to write the NEET entrance exam at a school near Kannur have been suspended for a month by the school authorities. The state police is to probe the incident, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. […]

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NEET shocker: Female candidate says asked to remove innerwear

Kannur: In a shocking incident, a female candidate who appeared at a NEET centre here on Sunday claimed she had to remove her innerwear before sitting for the entrance test. Other women candidates too faced a harrowing experience due to a strict dress code in force. The anguished candidate told media persons after attempting the […]

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