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Engine Of Ajmer-Puri Express Catches Fire, No Casualty

Bhubaneswar: The engine of Ajmer-Puri Express on Thursday caught fire near Handapa railway station in Odishas Angul district, railway officials said. However, there was no report of any casualty, the official said. The station manager of Handapa Station in the Angul- Sambalpur section of the East Coast Railway, detected the smoke coming out of the […]

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Odisha CM Launches Palliative Care In All District Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched Palliative Care Programme in all the district headquarter hospitals of the state. The District Palliative Care Programme (DPCP) facility will be available in all district headquarter hospitals and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela Government Hospital. “Palliative Care Programme will play a significant role in realisation […]

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Nagada Village Gets Electricity Connection

Jajpur: Electricity connection has been finally provided to Nagada, a hilltop tribal village in Sukinda Chromite valley of Odisha’s Jajpur district which had hogged the headlines three years ago for the death of 21 children due to malnutrition, officials said. The power connection was given on Wednesday after the Odisha Lokayukta summoned six district officials […]

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Odisha CM Announces Rs 1000 Cr For SCB Medical College

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a Rs 1000 crore plan for the development of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack into a state-of-the-art, 3,000-bed integrated hospital. The Chief Minister said the premier medical college will be developed into one of the top three hospitals in the country. “We will create […]

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Capital Hospital To Soon Get Cardiac Centre Of Excellence: Odisha Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das Wednesday said a cardiac centre of excellence will soon come up at the state-run Capital Hospital here. The start of the cardiac centre would be part of the extensive reforms in the health sector under “Mo Sarkar” (my government) and 5Ts initiative of the state […]

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Keeping A Close Watch On Cyclonic Storm: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government said they have kept a close watch on cyclonic storm, which is brewing up in the Bay of Bengal. “As per the IMD report, there is less possibility of cyclonic storm hitting the Odisha coast. However, the clear picture will come out after the formation of the cyclonic storm,” said Special […]

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Odisha Among 9 States To File Status Report On Filling Up Vacancies In CIC, SICs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre and nine states including Odisha to file a status report on filling up of vacancies in the central and state information commissions in compliance with its earlier orders. A bench headed by justices S A Bobde gave the directions after RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and others […]

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Glue-Sniffing To Get High On Rise Among Teens In Rourkela

Rourkela: Frequent use of adhesives by teenagers to get intoxicating effect has raised major concern for the local administration in Rourkela. Due to cheap rates and easy availability in the market, many young boys especially street children are reportedly opting for it. “Whenever I earn some money I buy a bottle of adhesives and use […]

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Odisha MP Anubhav Mohanty Misbehaves With OTV Journalist

Kendrapara: It seems that BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty has got a penchant for being in news, but for all the wrong reasons. This time the parliamentarian has drawn severe criticism from various quarters for allegedly misbehaving with an OTV journalist who approached him for his comments after a project announcement event for Baladevjew Temple […]

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'Super 22' Showcases How Grit Conquers All Odds

Bhubaneswar: Time and again divyangs have proved that they can excel in almost every field – and how could cinema and acting be far. With an aim to provide a platform to such talents, Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishra and social welfare organization Smile Please jointly organized ‘Super 22’ show in Bhubaneswar on Monday to showcase […]

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Once Wanted, Former Maoists Now Embark On A New Journey

Malkangiri: The hands which once wielded guns and smeared with the blood of innocent people are now serving tea and snacks to people. Former Maoists Bhima Madhi and Dinesh Madkami who once topped the State Police list of most wanted left wing extremists are now self-employed and leading a life of esteem by running a […]

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Story Of Two Odisha Men Who Conquered Poverty With Passion

Bhubaneswar: Penury can’t throttle the artistic creation. Meet Ashwini Bag and Nagarjun Bhoi of Sundargarh and Puri district respectively, who have epitomised this saying by religiously following their passion despite facing all kinds of adversities. Ashwini, a resident of Haldia Dafai village under Biramitrapur Tehsil of Sundargarh district is a painter and sculptor by profession. […]

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1 Dead, Over 20 Taken Ill After Consuming Spurious Liquor In Odisha

Rayagada: One person died while over 20 others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious country-made liquor at Kataguda village in Kalyansinghpur area of Rayagada district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Dhanphul Huika, a native of Dhepaguda. Around 30 people including Dhanphul reportedly fell sick after they consumed liquor and developed symptoms like […]

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Miscreants Break Into Shop, Loot Cash In High-Security Zone In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Throwing a challenge to the Commissionerate Police, miscreants broke into and looted cash from a showroom in the High Security Zone of Bhubaneswar on Friday night. A group of miscreants reportedly broke into M/s Suryansh Sales, a marble showroom, situated in Saubhgyanagar in the Airport area by cutting through the metal roofing. The miscreants […]

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Lady PEO Death: Victim's Father Alleges Threat To Life

Jajpur: As outcry over alleged lapses in probe into the death of Haridaspur PEO, Smitarani Biswal, continue to grow, the victim’s father, Sadananda Biswal, on Friday said that he will move outside the State alleging threat to his life. While expressing dissatisfaction over the probe into his daughter’s death, Biswal said that those who have […]

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Vigilance Awareness Week: 250 Criminal Cases Registered In 2019

Bhubaneswar: As many as 52 disproportionate asset cases and 84 misappropriation cases have been registered so far in 2019, revealed Director of Odisha Vigilance, Debasish Panigrahi on Friday. While addressing a function at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar marking the observance of Vigilance awareness week, Panigrahi said, “In 2019 till October 31, the state vigilance has […]

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6 Get Life Term For Killing People On Suspicion Of Practising Witchcraft In Odisha

Keonjhar: A court here on Thursday sentenced six men to life imprisonment for killing six members of a family four years ago on the suspicion of practising witchcraft. Champua Additional District and Sessions judge Dolagobinda Barik also sentenced a woman to rigorous imprisonment for three years in the same case and acquitted two due to […]

Odisha Mineral Exploration Corporation
Two-Day Conclave Of Mineral Based Industries Held

Bhubaneswar: Mineral-based industries on Thursday sought concrete steps by the Odisha government for transfer of existing statutory clearances to successful bidders in the auction of iron ore and other mines to prevent scarcity of raw materials and disruption of production after March 2020 when the lease of many mines will lapse. The state government should […]

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Odisha govt signs MoU with Abhijit Banerjee founded J-PAL

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to engage in a strategic evidence-based approach to policymaking. The partnership targets to maximise the impact of anti-poverty programmes of the state across a wide range of sectors. J-PAL is co-founded by […]

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MCL Resumes Operations At Talcher Coal Mines In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) on Wednesday said it has resumed mining operations at its Talcher mines after losing 2.5 lakh tonne of coal production and supply due to a stoppage by locals. The mining activities at all the projects in Talcher coalfields were stopped on Wednesday “mostly by supporters” of local MLA B K […]

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Pangolin Rescued, 4 Arrested In Odisha

Baripada: The forest department personnel have rescued a live pangolin from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district and arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in smuggling the animal, an official said on Wednesday. The accused were apprehended from Kuliana, close to Similipal National Park, on Tuesday when they tried to transport the animal to Kolkata, the forest […]

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Odisha CM Announces Financial Aid To Childcare Bodies

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced financial assistance to all childcare institutions as necessary support and humanitarian intervention. As per the announcement, the district Redcross Societies will receive an amount of 10 lakh each for this purpose. Basing on the additional requirements of districts like Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, Balasore, Keonjhar, Sundergarh and Sambalpur, […]

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Woman Killed, Couple Ostracised Over Suspicion Of Witchcraft In Odisha

Nayagarh: Superstition continues to rule the roost in Odisha with three reported cases of witchcraft practices claiming life of one person and ostracizing a couple in different incidents. A report of gross superstition has come from Bangiriposhi block under Mayurbhanj district where a couple was ostracized from their own village by their relatives over suspicion […]

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Two Minor Girls Missing From Odisha Shelter Home Rescued From Bengaluru & Chennai

Bhawanipatna: Two minor girls who were missing from a shelter home in Odisha’s Kalahandi district since last month have been rescued from Bengaluru and Chennai, a police officer said on Tuesday. A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly prompting the two girls, aged around 15 years, to escape from the shelter home run by […]

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Odisha DGP inaugurates e-office initiative of 5 police battalions

Bhubaneswar: The Director-General of Police B K Sharma on Tuesday inaugurated the e-office initiative of five Odisha armed police battalions and unveiled the logo of four other battalions. The DGP told the commandants of the armed police battalions to guide armed personnel to maintain discipline. “Rise to the expectations of common people and guide the […]