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Tag: Odisha News

9 Robbers Arrested In Odisha’s Ganjam District

Berhampur: Police arrested nine robbers and seized arms and ammunition from their possession in Odisha’s Ganjam district, a senior police officer said on Friday. Four crude pistols, several cartridges, a sword, a knife, five motorcycles and 16 mobile phones were seized from the arrested persons, Ganjam Superintendent of Police, Brijesh Rai said. The arrested persons […]

Gangster Shakil’s Second Girlfriend Arrested On Extortion Charges

Cuttack: The Twin City Police Commissionerate on Friday arrested another girlfriend of gangster Mohammad Shakil on charges of extortion. Dargha Bazaar Police in Cuttack reportedly arrested her based on allegations of demanding Rs 10 lakh extortion from a businessman in Buxi Bazaar of the Silver city. Sources said that cops are interrogating her at an […]

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Odisha Relaxes Caste, Residence Certificate Requirement In Admission, Recruitment

Bhubaneswar: The Revenue and Disaster Management Department of Odisha government released a notification on Thursday relaxing the requirement of several certificates for applying to various institutions and recruiting agencies. According to the notification, the recruiting agencies shall allow the applicants to file application for jobs based on self-declaration of their Caste (ST/SC) and resident status, […]

Tribals Observe Anniversary Of Kalinga Nagar Firing

Jajpur: Tribals from across Odisha and elsewhere on Thursday assembled at Kalinga Nagar industrial hub in Odisha’s Jajpur district to observe the 14th anniversary of the police firing where 14 tribals were killed on this day in 2006. Over 3,000 people led by Vistapan Virodhi Jan Manch (VVJM), the outfit spreading anti-displacement movement since the […]

Two IAS Officers Promoted To ACS Rank, Minor Reshuffle In IPS Cadre In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has promoted two senior IAS officers to the rank of Additional Chief Secretary and effected a minor reshuffle in the IPS cadre. The IAS officers of 1989 batch Pradeep Kumar Jena and Mona Sharma have been elevated to the rank of ACS while 1988 batch officer Parag Gupta has been allowed […]

Kosagumuda Minor Girl Was Not Raped, But Murdered: Post-Mortem Report

Nabarangpur: In a new twist to the alleged gang rape and murder of a 16-year-old tribal girl from Kosagumuda area in Nabarangpur district, the post-mortem report revealed that the girl was not raped. The victim’s family members said that southern range DIG Satyabrata Bhoi and Nabarangpur SP Kusalkar Nitin Dagdu visited them yesterday and read […]

Rain Likely To Mar New Year Celebrations In Odisha: Met Dept

Bhubaneswar: The New Year celebration across Odisha is likely to be marred by rainfall as the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar today predicted light rainfall between January 1 and 3 across several parts of the State. Duty Officer of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre, PK Nath informed that the entire State will witness dry weather, however, […]

Ailing Leopard Dies At Nandankanan Zoological Park

Bhubaneswar: A leopard died at Nandankanan Zoological Park on Monday following which the number of leopards at the zoo came down to six including four male and two female. As per Nandankanan authorities, the 14-year-old leopard named “Barsa” breathed her last yesterday. She was suffering from recurrent rectal prolapse since August, 2019. After going through […]

Chemical Use For Fishing Polluting River Waters In Odisha

Kendrapara: Rampant and illegal use of chemicals to catch fish is allegedly taking a toll on the aquatic ecosystem of three major rivers flowing through Kendrapara district besides endangering the livelihood of hundreds of fishermen depending on the rivers. Around 600 fishermen of Aul Tehsil, who depend on the Kharasrota river, Brahmani river and Kani […]

OCA Launches Mobile App To Check Age-Fudging

Cuttack: After being haunted by age-fudging controversy for the past several years, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has finally come up with a mobile application to curb the illegal practice. The mobile application was rolled out during the annual general body meeting of the State cricket body here today. The app has a central database […]

Nandankanan Loses 21-Year-Old Lion 'Pichhan’

Bhubaneswar: An old age lion named ‘Pichhan’ passed away today at the Nandankana Zoological Park in the outskirts of the capital city. Zoo authorities said the big cat died of old age complicacies. Pichhan was brought from Sakkarbaug Zoo in Gujarat on March 23, 2013 to renew the declining population of the lions at the […]

Column: Shun Violence At All Costs

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Former Congress MP, Pradeep Majhi was recently caught on camera asking someone over phone to keep petrol and diesel ready and set things on fire once instructions were issued. The video showing Majhi making the call was apparently shot during the Nabarangpur Bandh organised by his party to protest the alleged […]

Banks Urged To Provide Services In Unbanked Panchayats Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A proposal to extend banking services to the unbanked panchayats across Odisha was presented during the 157th State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) meeting held in Bhubaneswar today. As per reports, discussions were held to provide space free of cost to banks to open branches. The Odisha government has decided to open two branches of […]

Khurda-youth thrashed, urinated
Odisha: Youth Thrashed, Urinated Upon By Miscreants Over Past Enmity

Khurda: A youth was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten black and blue by two miscreants at Kaipadar village under Sadar Police limits of the district. Shockingly, the torture went on for hours, but locals remained mute spectators and were busy making a video of the same. The video which has now gone viral […]

Public Hearing On JSW Steel's Proposed Plant Passes Off Peacefully In Odisha

Paradip: Public hearing for JSW Steel’s proposed plant at the site earlier selected for the Posco project, passed off peacefully here on Friday with the district administration of Jagatsinghpur assuring the people that their legitimate demands would be met. Around 10,000 people from nearby villages participated at the hearing, held at Gadakujang, but the people […]

Pinaka Missile System Successfully Tested For 2nd Day In Odisha

Balasore: India’s indigenously developed Pinaka missile system, which is capable of striking up to range of 75 kilometres, was successfully flight-tested for the second consecutive day on Friday, in a boost to its artillery power, defence sources said. Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Pinaka MK-II rocket is modified as a missile […]

Biju Patnaik Memorial Removed From Puri Swargadwar

Puri: The memorial of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik has been evicted from the Swargadwar in Puri as a part of the development plan for the crematorium. Speaking to the media persons about the demolition of the memorial, an official said, “Whatever structures including an office of the Puri Municipality were there inside the […]

Odisha Tourism Development Corporation To Offer Complete Wedding Solutions

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) on Thursday announced that it will offer complete marriage solutions in its various Panthanivas. OTDC Chairman Shreemayee Mishra informed that Panthanivas will provide complete wedding solutions at a cost of Rs 50,000. The complete package will include mehndi ceremony, sangeet ceremony and the wedding ceremony. “Initially, the wedding destination […]

Odisha Youth Sets Himself Ablaze At India Gate: Police

New Delhi: A 25-year-old youth set himself ablaze on Wednesday in the national capital and doctors said he has suffered 90 per cent burns. The youth has been identified as Kartik Meher of Odisha. The self-immolation occurred at the India Gate lawns where protesters have been demanding the rescinding of the Citizenship Amendment Act. Police, […]

After 11-Year Delay, Subarnarekha Port Construction To Begin Soon

Balasore: After a delay of 11 years, the much awaited Subarnarekha Port at Balasore’s Chaumukh is finally going to see the light of the day as construction is scheduled to commence from January 2020. Speaking to OTV, the Director of Subarnarekha Port Trust, Ramani Ramaswami said, “95% of the locals are supportive of the project. […]

Chit Fund Scam: Odisha Asks Probe Panel To Identify Small Depositors

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has issued a notification amending the terms of reference for the commission of inquiry entrusted with the task of identification of depositors affected by the chit fund scam in the state. The Home Department has issued a notice to the MM Das Commission of Inquiry asking it to ‘identify the bona […]

Minor Girl 'Raped' Inside School In Odisha

Bhadrak: In yet another instance of crime against girls in Odisha, a Class 3 student was allegedly raped inside a school under Dhusuri police limits in Bhadrak district on Tuesday. A youth, identified as Sashikant Mallick, allegedly entered the campus of the school and raped the minor girl in a toilet of the school after […]

Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti Department Included Under ‘Mo Sarkar’ Initiative

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday included the Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti department under the ‘Mo Sarkar’ Initiative in order to implement different schemes meant for the women and children effectively. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the initiative at Lok Seva Bhawan and interacted with some women through video conferencing. “The State government […]

Orissa HC Asks BDO To Work As Supervisor For Defying Order

Bhadrak: Tihidi Block Development Officer (BDO) Dibyajyoti Smrutiranjan Deo has landed in trouble for repeatedly defying ruling of Orissa High Court. According to sources, the BDO had allegedly transferred funds from one project to use them on some other projects. This apart, he had also reportedly transferred various projects under ‘Ama Gaon Ama Vikash’ initiative […]

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Orissa HC Adjourns Contempt Hearing Over Lawyers' Strike To Jan 27

Cuttack: The full bench of the Orissa High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a contempt petition it had initiated against 68 bar associations of Odisha for frequent strikes by lawyers in the State to January 27. Concerned over the frequent strikes by lawyers in Odisha, the court had instituted the contempt petition on […]