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Six-Year-Old Girl Raped In Odisha's Koraput

Koraput: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth of her village under Borigumma block of Koraput district on Wednesday. The matter came to the fore after the family members of the minor girl lodged a complaint at Borigumma Police Station on Thursday, said reports. As per the complaint, a youth identified as Dambaru […]

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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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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 To Supply Onions Through Fair-Price Shops

Bhubaneswar: With the price of onions skyrocketing due to low procurement from other states, the Odisha government on Wednesday said it will supply the vegetable through fair-price shops and ‘maitree’ outlets. The price of onions is showing an upward trend and selling at Rs 4,800-6,200 per quintal and Rs 52-70 per kilogram in different markets […]

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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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Elderly Couple In Odisha Banished By Daughters Spending Nights Under Tree

Jagatsinghpur: In a gut-wrenching incident, an elderly couple has been dragging self from pillar to post for the last couple of months after they were allegedly beaten up and banished by their own children. Reportedly, Fakir Lenka of Nuagaon in Jagatsinghpur district had moved to Nuasahi in Cuttack along with his wife and two daughters […]

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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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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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Under Trial Prisoner In Odisha Dies After 'Wrong Injection' By Jail Doctor

Rourkela: An under trial prisoner lodged at the Special Jail in Rourkela lost his life after he was allegedly administered a wrong injection by the jail doctor on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Joseph Tirkey. Joseph’s wife, Parbati Tirkey alleged that her husband was perfectly healthy and the jail authorities killed him with […]

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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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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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Corporal Punishment: Odisha School Boy Brutally Thrashed By Headmaster

Jharsuguda: Even though law says no student shall be subjected to physical punishment or mental harassment and whosoever contravenes this provision shall be liable for disciplinary action, instances of corporal punishment being meted out to students continue to crop up from across schools in Odisha. A student of Balijori Nodal Primary School in Jharsuguda was […]

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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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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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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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Doctor, CDMO, Pharmacist Should Be Jailed: Family of Girl Who Lost Eyesight

Nayagarh: After filing a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), family members of the minor girl who lost one of her eyes allegedly due to medical negligence in Nayagarh DHH, today moved Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) demanding arrest of the accused doctor, Niramaya pharmacist and the CDMO. A complaint was also lodged […]

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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 Likely To Get Another CIPET Centre In Koraput District

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to get another centre of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) to be located in the tribal-dominated Koraput district, officials said on Tuesday. The state governments proposal regarding setting up of another CIPET in the state was accepted by the secretary of Chemicals and Petrochemicals P Raghabendra Rao, they […]

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Odisha Has Set A Global Benchmark In Handling Disaster Management: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state has set a global benchmark in handling disaster management and the target now was to reduce economic losses caused due to natural calamities like cyclone and floods. Patnaik said this while addressing a function marking the observance of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and the […]