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Tag: Khurda

5 killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least five persons were killed and seven others injured in separate road accidents in Nuapada and Khurda districts on Tuesday. Three persons died while six others were injured in near Kurumakari after a Bolero vehicle in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding bus. Similarly, a woman and her sister-in-law were […]

Jatni trader injured in attack over previous enmity

Jatni: A salon owner was brutally attacked by four miscreants at Golei market in Jatni of Khurda district today. According to sources, the victim was standing near his salon when the miscreants arrived on a motorcycle and attacked him with swords. They fled the spot immediately after the attack. Locals with help of police first […]

Ragging: Ex-MLA Surendra Singh Bhoi's son, friend arrested

Khurda: Probing into the alleged ragging of a first year student of a private engineering college in Baniatangi area of Khurda, police today arrested Titlagarh ex-MLA Surendra Singh Bhoi’s son Sobhen and his friend. Sobhen and his classmate Baba Shankar Das, both third year students of the institute, were arrested after the duo was found […]

3 dead, 19 injured in tanker-bus collision in Khurda

Khurda: At least three persons were killed and 19 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and an oil tanker on NH-57 near Sarua petrol pump here this morning. While one died on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries at the Khurda district headquarters hospital. The injured were rescued and rushed to […]

Miscreants slit youth’s throat over suspected past enmity

Khurda: A youth sustained severe injuries after unidentified miscreants slit his throat over suspected past enmity here on Friday. The incident occurred on Friday night near Rameswar Chhak of the district when a few unidentified miscreants attacked the youth with sharp weapons, slit his throat and fled. The victim, identified as Papuna Kheta Singh was […]

Youth killed, 2 others injured in Khurda over past enmity

Khurda: A youth was hacked to death while two other members of his family were injured in an attack by unidentified miscreants at Sandhapur near Jatni last night.The deceased has been identified as Anup Behera. It is suspected that Anup was allegedly killed by his neighbours over some past dispute. However, the exact reason behind […]

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated across State amid religious fervour

Bhubaneswar/Khurda/Talcher: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi was celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the State today. Apart from several pandals that have come up in all cities for celebrations, people almost in every house prayed Lord Ganesh for good health, wealth and prosperity. Educational institutions across the State were no exception with students […]

Probe ordered into assault of elderly inmates at Asha Kiran shelter home

Bhubaneswar: Asha Kiran, a Khurda based shelter home is again in news for the wrong reasons. A probe has been ordered after a video capturing the torture of elderly inmates of the shelter home went viral. In the video, Hemant Sastri, the caretaker of the shelter home is seen assaulting few inmates with pliers. At […]

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Paika Rebellion: Dharmendra urges Union Culture Minister for memorial

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday wrote to Union Minister of State, Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma requesting him to send a team to identify a suitable place in the Barunei fort for establishment of a memorial to commemorate the Paika Rebellion. He had earlier asked the Centre to erect the proposed national monument […]

8 killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Khurda/Sambalpur: As many as eight persons were killed in separate road accidents in the State on Thursday morning. Three persons died on the spot after a Haiwa truck collided head-on with a tractor on NH-16 near Gadakhurda in Khurda district in the wee hours. Industrial Police extricated the bodies from mangled remains of tractor with […]

Students detain teachers protesting headmaster’s transfer

Tangi: As many as six teachers of Nara Manabi Government UG High School in Tangi block of Khurda district were detained by students and guardians in protest against the transfer order of school headmaster. Around eight hours after, the teachers were released following assurance of block officials. The guardians alleged there are only seven teachers […]

Swine Flu death toll rises to 16

Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to Swine Flu reached 16 in Odisha with two more deaths today. Similarly, 11 more swabs out of 30 tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Total 649 samples have been tested so far out of which 227 have tested positive. Out of the 11samples, five were in SCB Medical College […]

Death toll in Khurda explosion rises to 5

Khurda: The death toll in an explosion at Siko village under Jankia police limits here on Saturday has reached 5. According to sources, a blast occurred in the house of one Sanei Sethi in the wee hours of today. The exact reason behind the blast is still unclear while police have started an investigation into […]

Probe ordered into substandard mid-day meal in Khurda school

Khurda: A day after more than hundred students of Deulatangi Model Primary School were taken ill by consuming mid-day meals, a probe was ordered in connection with the incident today. School and Mass Education Department has directed the Khurda CDMO to conduct an investigation and submit a report at the earliest. According to reports, several […]

Over hundred taken ill after eating MDM in Khurda

Khurda: Over hundred students of a primary school here were taken ill after eating food served in the mid-day meal (MDM) program today. According to sources, some students of the Deulatangi Model Primary School here complained of vomiting and nausea after consuming the food served in the MDM. Soon after, the Headmaster and other school […]

KISS defies government guidelines: CWC

Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) school, a residential institute for tribal students, is under the lens of district administration for not following necessary guidelines to function such a school in the State. The discrepancies came to light after a spot visit by Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Khurda. Earlier in June, the […]

2 killed in a road mishap in Khurda

Khurda: Irate locals set a truck on fire following death of two persons who were killed after a speeding truck hit their motorcycle they were riding on, near Kuradhamala square here today. According to reports, both persons died on the spot. The accident triggered tension in the area. Locals also staged a road blockade demanding […]

Five highway robbers arrested in Khurda

Khurda: Police officials foiled a highway robbery bid, arresting five inter-district highway robbers from NH-16 near Ugratara temple in the district on Tuesday. The arrested, identified as Mohammed Arif, Jamshed Shah, Mohammed Rijuam, Tukuna Behera and Muna Sahu, reportedly operated in Khurda, Puri and Nayagarh districts and are alleged to be involved in around 12 […]

Paika Rebellion is one of the earliest freedom movements of India: Pranab Mukherjee

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Paika Rebellion is the first war of Independence in India said President Pranab Mukherjee today at the event held at New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda. “I will not call it a rebellion by the Paikas but frankly speaking it is one of the earliest freedom movements […]

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President to inaugurate Paika rebellion commemoration day today

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a function in New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda today. The President is scheduled to felicitate 150 Paika descendants at the function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Meanwhile, politics over the Paika Rebellion has intensified after the State […]

Naveen demands First War of Independence tag for Paika Rebellion

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded the Paika Rebellion of Khurda be called as the first war of Independence in the Country. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Patnaik said “The Paika Rebellion (1817 AD) of Odisha, which took place 40 years before the Sepoy Mutiny (1857 AD) eminently qualifies to […]

 ‘Paika Academy’ to be proposed during Paika Rebellion's 200th year celebration

Bhubaneswar: The Paikas of Khurda will put forth their proposal before Centre to set up a ‘Paika Academy’ in State at a special function on July 20 in Delhi marking the 200th anniversary of Khurda Paika Rebellion. “The Paikas will be felicitated at the function there. We will also reiterate our demand to set up […]

Baby girl found abandoned in Khurda

Khurda: Beti Bachao initiative of the Central government has come a cropper  as incidents of abandonment of baby girls keep rising every day. One such incident has been reported from Tankol village under Jankia police limits in Khurda district today where a newborn girl was found abandoned. According to reports, the infant was left alone […]

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Pharmacist treating patients: Another incident in Jajpur as no doctors available

Jajpur: After Khurda, another case of pharmacist treating patients due to lack of staff, especially doctors has surfaced from Kolhasingh Medical Centre under Badachana block of Jajpur district. According to reports, residents of nearly 45 villages are dependent on the medical centre but they are unable to get a well facilitated medical service. A pharmacist […]

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Amit Shah’s Odisha visit from July 3

Bhubaneswar: BJP national president Amit Shah would be visiting Odisha on a three-day tour from July 3 and is scheduled to attend a party workers’ conference in Ganjam district the next day. The party workers conference will be held at Ambapua Ground at Hungulapada village in Kukudakhandi of Ganjam district, informed Odisha BJP President Basant […]

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