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Tag: Khurda

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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Pharmacist treats patients as no doctors available

Khurda: Lack of staff, especially a doctor, has affected functioning of the community healthcare centre of Bhingarpur under Balianta block in Khurda District. Though the centre has all the basic facilities, the post of the doctor remains vacant. So, the patients visiting the healthcare centre are treated by a pharmacist. “Six beds are available for […]

Brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh seized, 1 arrested in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths today busted a brown sugar racket by arresting a trader from Thengahata near Samantarapur in Khurda district today. Contraband weighing 175 gram worth Rs 20 lakh, cash Rs 2.35 lakh, a gun and live bullets were seized from Somanath Bhujabal’s possession. He brings the illegal drug items from Jaleswar area in Balasore […]

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Public hearing for setting up dumping yard at Daruthenga held

Bhubaneswar: The Khurda district administration is conducting a public hearing of seven panchayats today for setting up a dumping yard at Daruthenga panchayat on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The public hearing started at the Chandaka Inspection Bungalow of Works Department. It may be mentioned that local residents have been protesting against the dumping yard at […]

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Fast food vendor stabbed in Khurda

Khurda: A fast food vendor was stabbed by some unidentified miscreants over suspected past enmity near Siko Bazaar under Jankia police limits in Khurda district late Wednesday night. The body of the deceased, identified as Sanjay Majhi of Siko Dalei Sahi, was found lying near the bazaar. On being informed, police rushed to the spot, […]

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Rape survivor’s husband helps her get justice  

Khurdha: Intense as it may seem, a man’s decision to hold the hands of a rape survivor as his better half when she battles life at all stages, certainly is laudable. More so, when the man also chooses to give her justice for the wrong meted out to her. One such larger-than-life incident has come […]

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ATM password hacked, miscreants loot Rs 12L  

Bhubaneswar: In yet another bank robbery incident, unidentified miscreants looted Rs 12 lakh from an ATM of the Bank of India at Jatni in Khurda district. Shockingly, the miscreants looted the cash from the ATM located at Taraboi under Jatni police limits late on Monday night by hacking its password. After a written complaint, the […]

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‘Dubai dream’ falls flat, 200 job seekers duped in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Around 200 people have allegedly fallen victim to a major job racket in Khurda district. According to reports, Mega Consultancy Tour and Travels has cheated Rs 30 lakh from various job aspirants by promising them lucrative jobs in the Gulf. The company had set up its office at Mukundaprasad and hatched a plan to […]

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Defunct toll gate at Gangapada a menace for travellers on NH 16

Khurda: Even as the NHAI toll plaza at Khurda’s Gangapada has been rendered defunct for the last three years, it poses a threat for commuters traveling on the National Highway 16. But the district administration is yet to take any action to demolish it. Heavy vehicles are the most affected as they have to slow […]

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Youth killed in attack by miscreants over past enmity

Khurda: Youth killed by a group of miscreants in an attack over past enmity near Badapokharia in Khurda district this morning has erupted tension in the area. The deceased, identified as Chitrasena Jena of Badapokharia village, was attacked near a pond by the miscreants with sharp weapons leading to his death. Besides, the attackers fired […]

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Minor girl alleges rape at Asha Kiran shelter home

Bhubaneswar/Jatni: After the torture story of a Bangladeshi minor boy at Asha Kiran, a new shocking case has come to fore where a minor girl has brought rape allegations against the shelter home. An minor girl inmate of the shelter home girl alleged that she was raped and her foetus was aborted. Khurda police has […]

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Guest to a family of 300

Bhubaneswar: Still standing tall with a walking stick in one hand and a genuine smile on his face, Antarjyami Pradhan from Angul district is the oldest inmate in a leprosy rehabilitation centre run by Missionaries of Charity sisters at Janla in Khurda district. At even the age of 90, Pradhan remembers the day when he […]

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Bird flu scare again in Khurda’s Keranga

Khurda: Bird flu scare has once again triggered panic in Khurda’s Keranga village with locals spotting several dead crows at many places in the area on Saturday, sources said. As per reports, unusual mortality of crows and some other birds were reported from the village even as the administration had carried out extensive poultry culling […]

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Bangladeshi minor boy alleges harassment at NGO in Khurda

Khurda/Puri: A Bangladeshi minor has brought harassment allegations against authorities of ‘Asha Kiran’, a NGO situated at Jatni in Khurda district. The minor boy gave such a statement, after being rescued in Puri, before the Puri Child Welfare Committee (CWC). However, authorities of ‘Asha Kiran’ have denied the allegation. The minor boy, a resident of […]

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Khurda: Doctor abducted over infant’s death returns

Khurda: A doctor of Khurda district headquarters hospital who was allegedly abducted by the relatives of an infant who died on Thursday, returned safe after his abductors dropped him off at the bypass road near Batamangala Temple. Sources said, the doctor identified as Pradeep Das is a Paediatrician at the hospital. As per allegations, an […]

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Six dead in three separate road accidents in Odisha

Khurda/Sambalpur/Bhadrak: Six persons were killed in at least three separate road accidents at different places in the state on Wednesday. In Khurda, a father-son duo was killed after a bus hit their bike from behind at Siko Bazaar. Aggrieved over the incident, locals staged a protest and later ransacked the Siko police outpost. In a […]

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Notorious criminal injured in encounter

Berhampur: A notorious criminal identified as Jogi Goud was injured in a police encounter at Marda square under Polsara police station in Ganjam district last night. Jogi has sustained bullet injuries on his left leg. He is admitted to the department of Orthopaedic Surgery in MKCG Medical College and Hospital here. A bike, a Mauser […]

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1st phase panchayat polls: No polling in 9 GPs in 8 dists

Bhubaneswar: The first phase panchayat polls which began in Odisha this morning, witnessed poll boycott in nine Gram Panchayats in eight districts. In Khurda district, villagers of Daruthenga panchayat on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar boycotted the elections demanding shifting of the dump yard. The villagers did not turn up for voting at 13 booths in […]

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1 killed, 1 injured in elephant attack

Angul/Tangi: Panic gripped in Satkosia area of Angul and Tangi in Khurda after two persons including a Forest department staff faced elephant fury at two different places of the State this morning. While a resident of Tuluka village in the Satkosia sanctuary was trampled to death by an elephant, an employee of the Forest Department, […]

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7 dacoits detained by locals; handed over to police

Khurda: Locals of Chotipalanga village under Town police station here detained seven dacoits while they were attempting to loot a fish godown late on Thursday night. According to sources, the villagers held the dacoits while they were stealing from a fish godown in the village and locked them inside a room. Later, they informed police […]

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Bird flu: Poultry culling concludes in Kerang

Khurda/Rourkela: The Khurda district administration today completed the culling of poultry in Kerang village and has asked the people not to rear poultry in the next three months as a preventive measure against bird flu. “Culling has been concluded in Kerang village. The officials of my department have gone to the village and told the […]

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