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Tag: Khurda

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Monsoon 'Low' to trigger heavy rainfall in Puri, Khurda, Ganjam & Cuttack dists

Bhubaneswar: With the monsoon current going weak again, the good riddance for the State is within a span of around 10-days, Bay of Bengal (BoB) region around the State will again witness a low pressure area by the weekend. As per the weather models, under its influence, districts like Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Ganjam and Nayagarh are […]

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Mortal Remains of Odia pilgrims killed in Nepal reaches Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two days post the tragic Nepal bus accident, mortal remains of the two Odia pilgrims who died in the mishap late Monday night, reached Odisha on Thursday. A pall of gloom descended on their villages today where their family members were awaiting their repatriation. The bodies of the two deceased- Charan Biswal (54) and […]

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NDMA team visits Puri to review post-Fani restoration

Puri: A three-member team of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today took stock of the situation in the cyclone Fani-hit areas of Puri district. During the second day of its three-day visit, the team visited Ganganaryanpur and Balabhadrapur villages in the district and enquired about relief and rehabilitation measures. The NDMA team also held […]

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Op-Ed: Modi-Naveen meeting, a significant encounter

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On his first visit to Delhi after taking up the reins of the state for the fifth time chief minister, Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This is no ordinary meeting. To begin with this will be their first meeting after taking charge of their respective offices […]

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Cyclone Fani victims up in arms over lapses in loss assessment survey

Khurda/Cuttack: Alleging lack of government assistance owing to irregularities, hundreds of cyclone Fani victims staged demonstrations in Khurda and Cuttack districts today. Alleging irregularities during survey of damages in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, residents of Khurda gheraoed the district collector’s office today. The protestors, mostly women, alleged that they are deprived of relief materials […]

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No more taboo, Condoms emerge toast of couples in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Once considered taboo in Odia society,  condoms seem to have become the most preferred family planning measure in Odisha. Popping up a pill is no more a trend in Odisha, nor is going under the scalpel (vasectomy/hysterectomy) or insertions like IUCDs. The ‘rubber shields’ sale recorded a strong growth among family planning tools at […]

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One Month After Cyclone Fani, Darkness Still Haunts Victims

Puri/Khurda: Exactly a month back, extremely severe cyclone Fani had ravaged coastal parts of Odisha after making landfall in Puri district. The extent of damage was so vast that the trail of devastation can still be seen in several affected villages where there are no signs of normalcy and people continue to live in darkness […]

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Irate villagers demolish encroachments on crematorium land

Nayagarh: Tension erupted after irate villagers vandalized the illegal boundary walls constructed around the local cremation ground in Ramabali village under Ranpur Police limits of Nayagarh district. The villagers demolished the walls alleging that they were constructed illegally by a builder, who has carved plots out the crematorium land in a bid to sell them […]

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Cyclone Fani victims in Khurda allege govt apathy

Khurda: Cyclone Fani-affected residents in Khurda Municipality areas today gheraoed the office of the local Tehslidar alleging apathy of the district administration in providing post-disaster assistance. As per the allegations, no assistance has been provided to the locals and their requests for the same have fallen on deaf ears. “We have not received any kind […]

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Cyclone Fani aftermath: Many parts of Puri, Khurda still in dark

Puri: Even after 11 days have passed since cyclone Fani made landfall in coastal areas of Odisha, several affected parts of Puri and Khurda districts are yet to receive electricity.  While the state government claimed to have restored about 93 per cent piped water supply in Puri, people are anxiously waiting for the restoration of […]

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Central team visits cyclone Fani affected areas of Odisha  

Bhubaneswar: An 11-member team from the Centre led by Additional Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, Vivek Bharadwaj today took stock of the situation in the cyclone Fani-affected areas of the State. After meeting the Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi in the morning today, the team members, in two groups, visited different cyclone affected areas. […]

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Fani throws a spanner in Odisha's Malaria 'DAMaN' spree!

Bhubaneswar: The neat turnaround in malaria ‘DAMaN’ in Odisha could see a spanner thrown by the Cyclone Fani. As studies suggest a link between rise in malaria positives post cyclone, the record of sorts achieved by the State in 2018 seems at stake now. For the first time in State’s history, Odisha had posted an […]

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Tension in Khurda village as missing minor boy found dead

Khurda: Tension ran high at Kodabereni village under Begunia police limits of Khurda district after locals staged a road blockade on Baghamari-Kantilo main road following the recovery of body of a minor boy this morning. The 16-year-old boy who was missing since last five days was reportedly found dead near a bush in the village. […]

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Housefly menace post cyclone Fani makes lives of Khurda villagers miserable

As if problems like lack of water and power supply were not enough for the cyclone Fani affected residents of Kantia village under Jatni Tehsil in Khurda district, housefly menace has now added to the woes.

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NHRC notice to Odisha govt, asks immediate steps to ensure relief supplies to cyclone-hit people

Bhubaneswar: The NHRC issued a notice to Odisha government Wednesday after reports said relief material did not reach people in parts of cyclone-hit Puri and Khurda districts, and sought immediate steps to address the issue. The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that people were facing hardships and were […]

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Cyclone Fani: Official death toll pegged at 35 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in cyclone Fani that unleashed devastation in several districts of Odisha on May 3 rose to 35 as per reports of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC). Highest death toll of 21 has been recorded in Puri, where the extremely severe cyclone Fani had made landfall. As per sources from State […]

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Cyclone Fani: Odisha Govt announces relief package

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced a special relief package for the people affected by Cyclone Fani. As per the decision, house building assistance of 95,100 will be provided for fully damaged structures, Rs 5,200 for partially damage and Rs 3,200 for minor damages to people as per relief code. Houses completely damaged will be constructed […]

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Sans facilities, polling staff forced to spend night under open sky in Balasore

Balasore: As many as 50 polling staff from Khudra had a harrowing time as no arrangements were allegedly made for their stay in Balasore on Thursday. As a result, the poll officials were forced to spend the night under the open sky. The poll officials from Khurda have been deployed for the conduct of fourth […]

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BJP leader murder case: Crime Branch detains 2 suspects

Khurda: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police has detained two suspects in connection with BJP leader Manguli Jena’s murder. Moreover, IG Soumendra Priyadarshi has assured that the accused will be arrested soon. Earlier today, DGP In-charge of Odisha, BK Sharma had confirmed that Crime Branch will investigate the murder case and DSP Pramod Rath, will […]

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Shame Again! Five-year-old girl raped by married youth in Odisha

Ganjam: Close on the heels of the rape and brutal murder of a six-year-old girl in Khurda’s Jatni area, a five-year-old girl was allegedly subjected to sexual assault by a married man in Buguda area of Ganjam district. Though the incident took place on April 11, the matter came to light after the family members […]

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Six-year-old girl raped, murdered in Khurda; protests erupt

Khurda: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a youth in her neighbourhood at Mundia Sahi in Gopabandhu Nagar under Jatni Police limits of Khurda district late Thursday night. As per reports, the youth lured the girl and managed to bring her out of her house. Subsequently, he took her to a secluded […]

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Fire breaks out at PN College during Plus II evaluation

Khurda: A fire broke out at the Prananath College in Khurda Town during evaluation of Plus-II answer sheetsin the college today. However, no casualty or damage of property was reportedin the mishap. According to sources, a few college staff spotted smoke emanating from the switchgear of Maitree Bhawan, the Conference Hall of the College, where […]

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Houses, vehicles damaged in bomb attack, group clash in Khurda

Khurda: Tension ran high at Jamusahi in Khurda following bombing and group clash between residents of two colonies in the area late on Tuesday night. According to sources, a group of 25 people barged into the nearby colony of the other group and hurled bombs at some houses in the locality. While several houses sustained […]

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Police foil highway robbery plan in Khurda, 3 arrested

Khurda: Police today foiled a dacoity plan and arrested three persons near Tapang Chhak in Khurda. The cops have seized guns, bullets and sharp weapons from their possession. As per reports, Sadar Police conducted a surprise raid near Tapang Chhak while patrolling on the highway. A gang of five dacoits were planning to execute a […]

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Lack of fire safety equipment at Khurda hospital endangering patients, staff

Khurda: While the Centre and the State government are focussed on extending universal healthcare coverage to the people, infrastructure at government hospitals leaves much to be desired. A glaring example of such utter neglect is the Khurda district headquarter hospital. While the hospital lacks minimum facilities like ECG machines or an operational ultrasound department, its […]

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Bombs hurled at house in Khurda, past enmity suspected

Khurda: Tension ran high at Dadhimachhagadia village after bombs were hurled at a house in the district late Thursday night. It is being suspected that past enmity between two families could have triggered the incident. While nobody was injured in the incident, a house and a car have been reportedly damaged in the attack. After […]

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Specially abled couple walks down the aisle in Khurda

Khurda: Someone has rightly said that love has no language and it’s just a communication between two hearts. Ratnakar of Bantapalli village of Ganjam and Rashmita of Tentulidihi village of Khurda walked down the extra mile to prove their love for each other. Both of them are deaf and mute and fell in love with […]

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Police SI caught by Vigilance while taking bribe

Bhubaneswar: Officials of the Vigilance Department today caught a sub-inspector of Dhauli Police Station in Bhubaneswar, Pradeep Mahala while he was taking bribe from a person in connection with a case. As per reports, Mahala had demanded Rs 30,000 from one Jyoti Ranjan Pani to settle a land-dispute case at the Dhauli Police Station. However, […]

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Anganwadi helper's minor daughter 'raped, hanged' in Odisha

Khurda: An anganwadi helper’s minor daughter was allegedly raped, murdered and hanged by a youth inside her house under Jatani Police limits of Khurda district on Monday. The anganwadi helper alleged that her daughter, a Class IX student was first raped and then murdered by one Gajananda Behera of Sardhapur village of the district. Behera […]

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Khurda businessman arrested for Rs 1.5 crore-loan fraud

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch has arrested a businessman from Khurda for allegedly submitting fake mortgage documents and subsequently misappropriating a loan from Allahabad Bank in Bhubaneswar. The arrested businessman has been identified as Devraj Subudhi of Khurda. As per reports, the accused Devraj Subudhi along with Narayan Senapati, […]

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Women gherao Khurda Municipality over PMAY lapses

Khurda: While the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) promises ‘pucca’ houses to the urban poor, irregularities under the scheme has left the targeted beneficiaries in deep distress. Alleging delay in allotment of houses over 100 women gheraoed the Khurda Municipality office today. According to sources, 490 persons from 22 wards were identified as beneficiaries in […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 13 lakh seized in Khurda, 1 arrested

Khurda: The flying squad of Excise Department today busted a brown sugar racket by arresting a drug peddler from Samantarapur area in Khurda district today. The accused, identified as Sunil Dalai, used to smuggle brown sugar from Balasore and used to sell in different parts of the district. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team […]

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Miscreants hurl bombs at lawyer’s house in Khurda

Khurda: The Khurda lawyers’ association on Thursday boycotted court proceedings in the district protesting bombing on the house of a lawyer in Jemadei area under Town police limits here. As per reports, unidentified miscreants hurled bombs at the house of one Satyakam Mahapatra on Wednesday night. Mahapatra and his family members were sleeping when some […]

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2 infants found dead, another rescued in critical condition in Odisha

Khurda/Angul: Two infants were found dead while another was rescued in critical condition from two different places in the State on Tuesday. As per reports, Police recovered the bodies of two newborn boys from the backside of a hotel at Pitapalli on NH-16 in Khurda district Tuesday evening. Though the exact reason behind the death […]

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Mortal remains of Martyred Odia Jawan Hemant Panda consigned to flames

Khurda: The mortal remains of martyred Odia Jawan Hemant Panda, were consigned to flames at his native village Atharang in Khurda district today. As per reports, Panda was martyred in a terrorist attack in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on January 26 and his body was brought in a flight from New Delhi to […]

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One killed, six injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Khurda/Balasore: One person was killed and six others were critically injured in two separate mishaps in Khurda and Balasore districts. According to reports, a youth was killed while another person was injured after the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by an unknown vehicle near Sarua chhak under Town Police limits in Khurda district […]

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Police station ransacking: 16 persons arrested

Khurda: Police have arrested sixteen persons for allegedly ransacking Begunia Police Station in Khurda on Wednesday. As per reports, three teams of police officials carried out raids in Bolgarh and Begunia area of the district to nab the accused. During the raid, the cops have also seized 12 vehicles. Besides, the police have intensified patrolling […]

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Irate locals vandalise Begunia Police Station demanding BJD MLA's arrest

Khurda: Demanding arrest of local BJD MLA Prasant Jagdev for allegedly threatening a former sarpanch, some enraged locals today ransacked the Begunia Police Station in Khurda after barging into the premises forcibly. As per allegations, the BJD MLA had threatened former sarpanch Nanda Kishore Swain. Jagdev had threatened to physically assault Swain following which the […]

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Cash, jewellery worth lakhs of rupees looted from temple in Khurda

Khurda: Unidentified miscreants looted ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from  Madanamohana temple in Patrapada area under Jatni police limits of Khurda district late on Saturday night. According to reports , some miscreants allegedly looted cash, gold and silver jewellery worth lakhs of rupees after breaking open the lock of the temple late last night. The […]

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Wait for Khurda-Bolangir railway project gets longer

Khurda: Delay in land acquisition and environmental clearances have come in the way of early completion of much awaited Khurda-Bolangir railway project.The State government has failed to complete the land acquisition process for the project as most of the land patches come under private or forest land category. Out of 298 km Khurda-Bolangir railway project, […]

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