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Demolition Work Of Odisha MLA Quarters To Begin Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The demolition process of MLA quarters in front of the State Assembly will begin from tomorrow. As per reports, there are 42 quarters including F-type and R-type which will be demolished along with police station, post office, railway office and Ayurvedic hospital. The structures will be demolished to pave way for construction of a […]

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Eviction Near Srimandir: Rs 40 crore sanctioned for land acquisition 'not enough'

Puri: The Odisha government has approved Rs 40 crore to speed up land acquisition and rehabilitation process in the 75 metre area that is being cleared near Srimandir in Puri. Land of around 18 Mutts and more than 250 buildings including hotels and shops will be acquired. After the announcement of additional 10% incentive for […]

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Mysterious Underground Chambers Discovered Beneath Ancient Emar Mutt

Puri: Chambers of an ancient building lying underneath the Emar Mutt was discovered today during the razing of the 12th-century monastery near Puri Srimandir. The discovery of the secret underground chambers sparked curiosity among the local residents as hundreds of people gathered near the spot to witness the spectacle. While it is stated that the […]

Locals demand demolition of litterateur Bezbarua's house in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Controversy surfaced over Assamese litterateur late Lakshminath Bezbarua’s residence in Sambalpur after locals stopped the renovation work of the house demanding its demolition. Locals have said that the house should be demolished as it will lead to accidents in the area and act as an obstacle in construction of second bridge over Mahanadi River […]

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Hanuman temple in Berhampur demolished as part of eviction drive

  Berhampur: At least 20 persons were detained by the Berhampur police following agitations over the demolition of a Hanuman temple near Gautam Cinema Hall of the city. The demolition was carried out by the district administration as part of the eviction drive around 4.30 am this morning. Government officials present during the drive alleged […]

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North Korea claims it demolished nuclear test site

Punggye-Ri: North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists. The demolition happened today at the site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated northeast. The planned closing was previously announced by leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his planned […]

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Ashoka Market Traders block road, protest snapping of power, water supply

Bhubaneswar: Vehicular movement came to a standstill at Rajmahal Square, one of the busiest routes in the capital city, as traders resorted to a road blockade today protesting snapping of electricity and water supply to Ashoka Market here without any prior notice. The activists under the banner of the Ashoka Market Traders’ Association blocked the […]

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Puri administration’s decision to bulldoze 33 buildings opposed

Puri: Decision of the Puri district administration to raze 33 unsafe buildings in the pilgrim city ahead of the Rath Yatra this year was opposed by several groups on Wednesday. The opposing groups said instead of taking steps to renovate historical buildings such as Manguli Matha and Annapurna Rangamancha near the Deba Snana Mandap, the district […]

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Demolition of illegal apartments a distant dream

Bhubaneswar: Though the announcement made by Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo in the State Assembly on Friday that the state government will demolish 195 apartments constructed illegally in the capital city, the fact remains that this is not the first time that such announcement has been made by the minister of the concerned […]

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195 apartments to be demolished, Mr. Minister? You must be joking

By Sandeep Sahu In the normal course, the announcement by the Housing and Urban Development (H & UD) minister Pushpendra Singhdeo in the Odisha Assembly on Friday that ‘directions have been issued’ for demolition of no less than 195 ‘illegally constructed’ apartment blocks in Bhubaneswar should have sent the occupants – and builders, if they […]

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Construction on land encroached by Champua MLA demolished

Barbil: Acting on the directive of Orissa High Court, the Keonjhar district administration today demolished construction done by Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud on five acres of encroached land at Uchabali mouza under Barbil tehsil in Keonjhar district in the presence of additional district magistrate (ADM) and sub-collector. Twenty five platoons of forces were deployed at […]