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Op-Ed: The Future Of Odisha Politics

Dwelling in the past cocoons every generation in a comfort zone. Perennially under the spell of self-praise and in the illusion of own generation’s self-adulation, every age group of politicians assumes that their successors would be less worthy. They rue “things have changed”. Of course, they are supposed to change and ought to change. Whether […]

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MP Home Minister Directs Probe Into Temple Kissing Scenes In Netflix's 'A Suitable Boy'

Mumbai: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has hinted at possible legal action against the makers of the web series, A Suitable Boy. Mishra said the state police have been asked to probe the web series by Mira Nair to check if kissing scenes in the show have been shot in a temple. “‘A Suitable […]

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Docs fear Indore’s Covid-19 strain deadlier, MP to send samples to NIV Pune

Bhopal: Doctors treating COVID-19 cases in Indore say a more virulent strain may be wreaking havoc in the city, which has emerged as the coronavirus hotspot in Madhya Pradesh. They say samples from Indore, where COVID-19 has killed 57 people, will be sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) to confirm their apprehensions […]

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Ailing Paralakhemundi King Passes Away In Bhubaneswar

Gajapati: The Paralakhemundi king & two-time MP Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today. He was 76, family sources said. As per reports he was undergoing treatment at the hospital as he was suffering from heart-related ailments. “He was suffering from heart related problems. He was in Chennai for […]

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Long captivity makes wild 'Sundari' develop stress syndrome

Bhubaneswar: With the relocated tigress (nicknamed Sundari) having lost the wild hunting skills post being kept captive in Satkosia Sanctuary for months, the chances of the tigress going back to the wild looks dim. And this development has put the life of the tigress in jeopardy. As per sources, during a joint assessment by State […]

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Op-Ed: Will Naveen’s Tips For Good Governance Work?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In his fifth coming as the chief minister of Odisha, Naveen  Patnaik has donned the role of teacher for his ministers and MLAs. He has been imparting tips to make them better people’s representatives and administrators. In his first meeting with the newly elected Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislators he advised […]

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Per Capita Income reality check: Odisha poor 6th at constant prices, 4th lowest at current prices in 17-18

Bhubaneswar: In presenting a rosy picture of the State’s economy during the last fiscal, the Economic Survey 2018-19 had claimed that the State has moved up the ladder in the per capita income from bottom(25th) in 1996-97 to 16th in 2016-17. And the Survey went on to add that Odisha’s stride is better than Chhattisgarh, […]

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BJYM seeks arrest of MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing woman scribe

Cuttack: A day after a woman journalist accused BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty of abusing and spitting at her, BJP’s youth wing activists today staged a demonstration in Cuttack demanding immediate arrest of the Parliamentarian. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists staged a protest and later burnt the effigies of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

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FIR against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing woman journalist

Cuttack: A woman journalist has filed a complaint against BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing her physically and verbally. Sources said a case has been registered against the BJD MP and his brother Anuprash Mohanty at Purighat Police Station in Cuttack under IPC sections- 294, 354 (A), 323, 34 based on the complaint […]

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Six Muslim MPs win from Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: In 2014, Uttar Pradesh did not have a single Muslim MP from the state but the scenario has changed this time and the state is sending six Muslims to the Lok Sabha. The Muslim MPs who have been elected include three each from the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The SP MPs […]

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Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes

Chennai: Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controversy with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, is contesting as AIADMK candidate from Theni Parliamentary constituency. The […]

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MP votes: Faulty EVMs, VVPAT machines cause glitches

Bhopal: Polling is underway for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday. Several faulty EVMs and VVPAT machines have been replaced within the first hour, officials said. In Ujjain, two faulty electronic voting machines (EVMs) and 11 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced by the Election Commission officials. In Bhuranpur constituency, five […]

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Rahul attacks Chouhan over Vyapam scam, targets PM on Rafale

Gwalior (MP): Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday alleged that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s family was involved in the multi-crore-rupee Vyapam scam that came to light a few years ago. On the campaign trail in Madhya Pradesh, where the Assembly polls will be held on November 28, Gandhi said the massive recruitment and […]

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Bombs hurled at vehicle of MP Prashanta Nanda’s son

Khurda: Unidentified miscreants allegedly hurled bombs at the vehicle of MP Prashanta Nanda’s son Rishab Nanda Monday night. However, no injuries or casualty were reported after the bombing. As per sources, the incident occurred while he was on his way to Bhubaneswar along with his driver and personal assistant after attending a programme in Anantapalli […]

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'Simultaneous polls' CM Naveen's brainchild, claims BJD

Bhubaneswar: Claiming simultaneous polls as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s brainchild, ruling-BJD MP Pinaki Mishra today said he would present the party’s view point on the matter before the Law Commission on July 10. The party president and Chief Minister first presented the idea in 2004 and implemented the same. The party fully supports simultaneous elections, […]

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MP Prasanna Acharya appointed BJD parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya was on Monday named as the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s leader in the Upper House of the Parliament. BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu apprising him about the decision, a party release said. The post was lying […]

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Six injured in train derailment in MP

Katni (Madhya Pradesh): At least six people were injured when four coaches of a passenger train derailed in Katni district in Madhya Pradesh, a railway official said on Sunday. The Katni-Chopan Passenger was derailed between Pipariya Kalan and Salhana stations at 10.20 p.m. on Saturday, West Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Gunjan Gupta told […]

SC asks suspended BJD MP to seek bail from HC

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed suspended BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda to approach the Orissa High Court (HC) for bail in connection with his links with scam-tainted chit fund company Nabadiganta Capital Services. Moreover, the apex court has asked the HC to conduct a hearing on the bail plea within four weeks, sources […]

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2018 Hockey WC in Bhubaneswar to be exciting: Dilip Tirkey

Cuttack: When we talk about hockey in Odisha, the first name that comes to one’s mind is of Dilip Tirkey. The legendary defender from Sundergarh, who led the Indian team for long, is the chief architect of the hockey revolution in the State. With Odisha gearing up to host its third global hockey event in […]

BJD MP Pinaki demands funds for Puri railway station upgradation

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra today urged the Ministry of Railways to allocate special funds in the coming budget for renovation and upgradation of Puri railway station to world-class standards and take measures for a rail link to Puri from Bhubaneswar with the golden quadrilateral of Konark and Satapada. In a letter to […]

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Veteran trade unionist Sukomal Sen passes away

Kolkata: Chairman of the CPI-M’s Central Control Commission, veteran trade unionist and former Rajya Sabha member Sukomal Sen died in a city hospital after prolonged illness here on Wednesday, party sources informed. Sen, 83, is survived by his wife and a son. A Rajya Sabha member for two consecutive terms from 1982 to 1994, he […]

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Will contest 2019 elections from Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan, who has been the poster boy of the saffron party in the State, today revealed that he will contest the ensuing 2019 general elections from Odisha. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of the Odisha Literary Festival in Bhubaneswar, Pradhan said, “Definitely I will contest from […]

British tourist falls to death in MP while clicking selfie

Bhopal: A British tourist has died after he fell from the roof of Laxminarayan Temple in Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, while clicking selfies, officials said. The tourist — Roger S. Bury, fell from a height of about 20 feet on Friday and sustained serious injuries. He succumbed to the injuries in the hospital. Police officer […]

I aim for Odisha's development: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda today said where he contests elections from in future will depend on the party and the public. He reiterated his stand about contesting elections from Sambalpur through a series of tweets after his visit to the town. In response to a question posed to him during his Sambalpur visit on Saturday, […]

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Scared, Blue Whale-possessed student expresses distress in answer sheet

Raigarh: Amid reports of children ending their life driven by infamous Blue Whale game, a young boy in Madhya Pradesh’s Raigarh district, who became frightened of the final task of committing suicide, revealed his distress in his answer-sheet. An alarmed teacher checking the answer-sheet brought the matter to the notice of the school and the […]