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Tag: Odisha News

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Innovative Research Essential For Country's Growth: Gadkari

Bhubaneswar: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said innovative research, backed by technology and policy decisions, is essential for the progress of the country. Speaking at the sixth convocation of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) deemed-to-be-university here, Gadkari said the country needs to lay greater focus on research and steps should be […]

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50 Students Fall Ill After Consuming Mid-Day Meal In Odisha

Jajpur: As many as 50 students of two government schools in Odisha’s Jajpur were taken ill after consuming mid-day meal on Saturday, officials said. The first incident occurred at Sibantpur Upper Primary School under Haridaspur panchayat of Dharmasala block, they said. The meal was served at about 10 am in the school and about 40 […]

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Odisha CM Launches Travelogue By Gajapati Maharaja of Puri

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched a travelogue written by Gajapati Maharaja of Puri, Dibyasingha Deb. The book, “Majestic Mara”, is based on Deb’s eight-day safari across Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya last year. Unveiling the book in the presence of Kenya’s High Commissioner to India, Willy Kipkorrir Bett, Kenya’s National […]

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Man Tries To Attack VSSUT VC In His Office, Handed Over To Cops

Sambalpur: A contractor allegedly tried to attack the vice-chancellor of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) after barging into his office chamber at Burla on Saturday. According to Vice-chancellor Atal Chaudhuri, the man suddenly barged into his office room and started ransacking furniture before throwing a chair at him. He was saved as the […]

Investment
Odisha Approves Rs 1,753 Cr Investment Proposals

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday approved six investment proposals envisaging an investment of Rs 1,753.82 crore. These proposals will create employment opportunities for 5,566 people. The proposals were approved in the 87th State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting under the chairmanship of chief secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy here. The SLSWCA approved the […]

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Receives Italian Sand Art Award

Bhubaneswar: Renowned Odisha sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been given the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019. He received the award from Vito Maraschio, president of Promuovi International Scorrano Sand Nativity, at a ceremony in Rome on Friday evening. Neeharika Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian embassy, was present at the award ceremony. […]

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Man Arrested For Posting Obscene Videos, Photos Of Woman On Social Media In Odisha

Jajpur: A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly uploading obscene photos and videos of a woman on social media along with vulgar comments in Jajpur district, police said. The accused was picked up from Joda area in Keonjhar district on Friday and identified as Patitapaban Mishra, a resident of Bayree village, they said. During interrogation, […]

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Another ‘Fake’ Doctor Found In Odisha’s Sundergarh District

Sundergarh: After the arrest of a fake doctor posted at Nuagaon Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Sundergarh district, another person with fake documents found running a pathology lab-cum-medicine store and attending patients at Bandhabahal in the district. As per reports, Chakranta Behera has been operating a pathology lab-cum-medicine store for the last five years. Behera […]

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Medical Student Dies After Being Hit By Cricket Ball In Odisha

Berhampur: A medical student died on Friday after being struck near one of his ears by a cricket ball during a practice session at a college playground in Odisha’s Ganjam district, police said. The incident took place at MKCG Medical College playground when he was practising cricket with his friends in the morning, they said. […]

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Berhampur Police Launches 'Utsarga' To Donate Blood To Patients

Berhampur: With an aim to boost police-public relationship, Berhampur Police on Thursday launched ‘Utsarga,’ a people-oriented programme under which cops will donate blood to the needy patients. Police reportedly launched the ‘Utsarga’ initiative at MKCG Medical College and Hospital to donate blood to patients during emergency. On this occasion, four helpline numbers (7735000018, 9439771611, 9438170354 […]

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Triplets Born In Railway Station In Odisha, Die

Bhubaneswar: A 29-year-old woman travelling in a train gave birth to three premature babies in Odisha’s Bhadrak railway station on Friday. But unfortunately, all three babies died. The woman, residing in Assam, has been identified as Munzila Khatuna, railway official said. She developed labour pain on-board the Bangalore-Guwahati train near Bhadrak and got down at […]

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India gets USD 43 mn to boost climate resilience in 3 coastal states, including Odisha

New Delhi: In a move that may positively impact over 10 million people living on the coastline, India on Wednesday kicked-off a USD 43 million project to boost climate resilience in three coastal states, including Odisha, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund, established […]

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Odisha FM Presents Supplementary Budget In Assembly Amid Din

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari presented the supplementary budget of Rs 8,126.32 crore for the current fiscal amid slogan and shouting by opposition BJP and Congress members in the assembly on Wednesday, the first of the winter session. The supplementary provision was made in addition to the Rs 1.39 lakh crore budget for the […]

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Migratory Birds Flock To Chilika As Winter Sets In

Khurda: “Raha raha khyane baspiya shakata dekhibi Chilika charu chitra pata,” these lines by Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das were inspired by the serene beauty of Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon which amplifies many folds by the foreign migratory birds every winter. And with the onset of wintry weather in this part of the country, exotic winged […]

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Two Odisha Youths Drown While Celebrating Kartik Purnima

Rayagada: On a day when people were busy celebrating Kartik Purnima, two youths died in two separate incidents of drowning while performing the Boita Bandana rituals in Rayagada district on Tuesday. One Suman Behera, a student of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Institute of Technology (UGMIT), Rayagada, was swept away by water after he accidentally slipped and […]

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Female Journalist 'Manhandled' By Miscreants In Cuttack

Cuttack: A female journalist was allegedly misbehaved and manhandled by a group of miscreants in Niali area of Cuttack district on Monday. The journalist, working in one of the leading daily newspapers, alleged that five to six people barged into the office of the block chairman and attacked one Narayan Sahoo for some unknown reason. […]

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ECoR To Roll Out Unreserved Sleeper Class Facility For Short Distances In More Trains

Bhubaneswar: Short distance train passengers in Odisha will soon be able to avail Sleeper Class journey facility by paying a little extra amount of the General Second Class Ticket fare as the East Coast Railway has planned to extend the Unreserved Sleeper Class Ticket facility in three more trains from next year. The three trains […]

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Brave Dog Fights Off Cobra To Save Owner In Odisha

Jeypore: Proving its faithfulness, a dog bravely fought off with a venomous cobra to save the life of his owner and his family in Jeypore Town of Koraput district. According to one Sanjeev Tripathy, a native of Power House Colony of the town, his pet dog, which he fondly calls ‘Doggy,’ spotted a spectacled cobra […]

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Odisha Teacher Turns Guardian Of Environment

Boudh: Nilambar Khamari might be a school teacher but his dedicated efforts in conservation of environment have made him an inspiration for many. Apart from teaching in Kundipadar UP School, Khamari spends time for the safety and protection of trees and birds especially the grey herons and bats. With his immense love for nature and […]

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Chakada Menace: Odisha Farmer Sets Paddy Crops On Fire

Sonepur: A farmer set his standing paddy crops on fire following damage due to infestation of Chakada (brown plant-hopper) at Adra village under Tarabha block in Sonepur district on Sunday. One Sahadev Karmi had reportedly sown paddy on his five acres of farmland after borrowing money from some people and a loan from bank. Outbreak of […]

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Two Including Prime Accused Arrested In Bolangir Co-Op Bank Fraud Case

Bolangir: Days after an OTV report on a fraud worth lakhs of rupees at Bolangir Central Co-operative Bank, the district police on Sunday arrested two persons including the prime accused involved in the racket. Based on the FIR registered on 4th October 2019, police arrested one Nilamani Tripathy, the contractual employee of the bank suspected […]

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Minor Girl 'Poisoned To Death' Over Past Enmity In Odisha!

Ganjam: A minor girl was killed after being allegedly forced to drink poison by her neighbour at Sorisabilla village under Sorada police limits of Ganjam district. According to sources, the incident reportedly happened on November 1 when one Jagu Sethi of the village allegedly forced the girl to drink poison while she was cleaning utensils […]

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Adequate Forces Deployed To Maintain Peace After Ayodhya Verdict: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: Following the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Bijay Kumar Sharma on Saturday said adequate steps have been taken to maintain peace and communal harmony in the state. “Adequate forces have been deployed in every sensitive district of the state. Superintendents of Police […]

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25 Odisha Cops Felicitated For Probe Into Critical Cases

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police of Odisha, B K Sharma, on Friday, felicitated 25 officers for investigating critical cases, leading to the conviction of the accused. Seven women officers were among the 25 personnel who were felicitated at a programme held at the Crime Branch Office in Cuttack. Appreciating the efforts of the investigating officers, […]

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5 Held For Duping Person On Pretext Of Installing Mobile Tower

Rourkela: The cyber wing of Odisha police on Friday arrested five people for allegedly duping a person on pretext of installing mobile tower on his land, police said. The accused were arrested from Salt Lake, on the eastern fringes of Kolkata in West Bengal, they said. The person used to get calls from the accused […]

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