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WATCH: Major Fire Breaks Out At Chemical Factory

A major fire broke out at a chemical factory near City Mall at Rajashthan’s Kota on Friday (Dec 24).

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Car Catches Fire After Hitting Bull On Busy Highway; Close Shave For 3 Including Woman #WATCH

Cuttack: Three persons including a woman had a close shave after the car they were travelling in caught fire on National Highway 16 near Sardal in Choudwar area on Saturday. As per reports, the car caught fire moments after hitting a stray bull on the busy road. “We had just filled petrol from a filling […]

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14 More Bodies Recovered From Godavari, Toll Mounts To 26

Rajahmundry: The death toll in Sunday’s boat tragedy in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari restrict rose to 26 with rescue workers on Tuesday pulling out 14 bodies from the Godavari river, officials said. About 20 people are still missing as the search operation continued around the accident site and downstream for the third consecutive day. The tourist […]

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Odisha govt directs Fire Services DG to inspect fire safety steps at coaching centres

Bhubaneswar: Following nationwide outcry over the tragic coaching centre fire mishap in Surat that claimed lives of 23 persons a week ago, the Home department of Odisha today asked Director General of Fire Services, BK Sharma to ensure inspection of fire safety measures at all coaching centres across the State. In a letter, Special Secretary […]

Man gets stuck in Assembly lift, rescued after one hour

Bhubaneswar: Debasish Pradhan, an employee had a harrowing experience after he got stuck in an elevator at Odisha Assembly here on Friday evening. Pradhan was trapped due to a reported malfunctioning of the elevator at around 5 pm today. He was stuck on the first floor for over an hour, sources said. Following the incident, […]

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SUM Hospital fire: Three witnesses depose before RDC

Cuttack: The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central, today recorded the statement of three witnesses in connection with the tragic fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on October 17 in which 31 patients were killed. “We had sent notices to 20 witnesses to depose of which only three witnesses turned up. The information which I have […]

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‘SUM Hospital authorities had ignored FS recommendations’

Bhubaneswar: The SUM Hospital authorities had ignored the recommendations of the Fire Services (FS) department on fire safety measures, said DG, Fire Services Binay Behera today. Briefing media persons after submitting his report to Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on SUM Hospital fire mishap, at a review meeting at the State Secretariat here in the […]

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Fire mishap: Odisha govt files FIRs against hospital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today filed two FIRs alleging negligence in conduct and safety against a private hospital where a major fire broke out killing 20 people, while administrative inquiries into the mishap have begun. Two separate FIRs have been lodged by Joint Director of the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Umakanta Satpathy and […]

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Fire mishap: Gutted hospital portions sealed ahead of probe

Bhubaneswar: A day after a major fire at a hospital here claimed 20 lives, the gutted portions of the private medical facility were sealed today ahead of a probe as the Odisha government made preparations for the treatment of the injured who have been shifted to other hospitals. While 20 deaths were officially confirmed, authorities […]

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Subarnarekha in spate: High alert sounded in Mayurbhanj, Balasore

Bhubaneswar: With the water level of Subarnarekha river rising at an alarming rate, the Odisha government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts. About 3 lakh cusec of water has been released from Jharkhand into river Subarnarekha, which is likely to reach Rajghat early tomorrow morning, Deputy Relief Commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra told […]

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