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Tag: Khurda

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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Balugaon resident dies in accident in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A worker hailing from Balugaon of Khurda district died on Saturday after being hit by a truck in front of a concrete mixture company’s office located at Anjanapura in Bengaluru. The deceased, identified as Gangadhara Paikray, was injured critically when the truck knocked down him from behind while walking in front of the company […]

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Central team takes stock of bird flu in Kerang

Khurda: A three-member Central team today visited Kerang village in Khurda district to review the dimension of bird flu. The team, after a meeting with district collector Niranjan Sahu, went to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Kerang village and examined its healthcare facilities. The team later directed the Health officials to engage Health Workers […]

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Centre confirms of bird flu virus in Odisha village

New Delhi: The central government has informed the Odisha government about confirmation of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus in village Keranga of the state’s Khordha district, an official statement said on Tuesday. “The samples from the said epicentre were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, which confirmed […]

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Keranga bird flu: Culling halted after locals resist

Khurdha: Culling of fowls in Keranga village of Khurda district was halted due to stiff resistance by the villagers who are demanding demolition of poultry farm on the outskirts of village and compensation proportional to the cost of each bird culled. “Our village remained a disease-free zone for last 50—60 years. But, the virus came […]

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Culling begins at Keranga after bird flu detection

Khurdha: Culling of fowl began at Keranga village and one km radius area around it in the district in the wake of detection of avian flu. Three days after the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department received report from High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal confirming the H5N1virus, the district collector had convened a […]

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Bird flu: Culling at Kerang to begin from tomorrow

Khurda: After identification of bird flu spread at Kerang village in Khurda, the district administration will began its culling drive from tomorrow. As many as 10 teams have been constituted by the administration to conduct a survey in the area. According to sources, the administration is keeping a close watch on the flu spread in […]

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OHRC seeks detailed reports on Chilika boat tragedy

Khurda/Berhampur: Three days after the death of four passengers in a tragic boat mishap in Chilika Lake, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Commerce and Transport department, Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Southern Division, IG, Southern Range and Ganjam Collector to submit a detailed report on the  tragic incident […]

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Khurda ACF in Vigilance net

Khurda: Vigilance sleuths on Friday conducted simultaneous raids at five places including the houses of Khurda Forest department ACF Sudhanshu Sekhar Sahoo on charges of amassing protesting disproportionate to his know source of income. Divided in different teams, the anti corruption wing of Odisha police raided the ancestral house of Sahoo at Begunia, his in-laws […]

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Assault on Tehsildar: Complaint filed against BJD MLA

Bhubaneswar: Two days after Begunia BJD MLA Prashant Jagdev courted controversy for allegedly assaulting Bolagarh Tehsildar Niharika Nayak, a complaint was filed against the MLA before the Khurda SP on Wednesday evening. The Tehsildar lodged the complaint in the presence of members of the OAS Officers Association (OASOA). The decision of filing complaint was taken […]

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Eviction of 500 acre illegal prawn gheries in Khurda begins

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown on prawn farming mafias, the process to evict illegal prawn gheries spanning across 500 acres began on Tuesday at the Sorana area in Chilika of Khurda district. The 5-day eviction drive is being jointly conducted by Chilika Development Authority (CDA) and the Khurda district administration. According to sources, all the […]

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1 killed in accident in Khurda; locals stage road blockade

Khurda: Vehicular movement on Khurda-Banki road disrupted as locals staged a road blocked after a person was killed in an accident near Guonpur area under Begunia police station on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as Pruna Chandra Sahoo. According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place while Sahoo was crossing the road. An unknown […]

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Man held for firing at father-in-law

Panic gripped Khurda town this afternoon after a man fired at his father-in-law inside the chamber of an advocate critically injuring him in the process

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30 killed, 36 injured in lightning in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least 30 people died and 36 more seriously injured in lightning in several places across Odisha today. Of the 30 killed, eight are from Bhadrak, seven from Balasore district, six from Khurda district, three from Jajpur, two from Nayagarh and one each from Kendrapara, Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. Reports from Balasore district […]

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Chit fund scam: CBI raids 7 Microfinance offices in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The CBI today conducted simultaneous raids on the offices of Microfinance Ltd, a chit fund company, at seven places in Odisha. Sources in the CBI said the raid was conducted on Microfinance offices at two places in Bhubaneswar, three places in Jaleswar and one each in Khurda and Balasore. Officials of the central investigating […]

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3 investment projects get Single Window clearance

Bhubaneswar: State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today accorded in-principle approval to three investment projects worth Rs 874 crore. Approving the projects at the SLSWCA meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the concerned departments to facilitate early take-off of these projects by expediting the process for various compliances. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, […]

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