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Tag: Odisha News

Man Kills Alcoholic Son After Quarrel In Odisha

Berhampur: Unable to bear with his alcoholic and unemployed son’s constant demand for money, a 50-year-old man allegedly hacked him to death in Odisha’s Ganjam district, the police said on Tuesday. The father was arrested from Kerikerijhola village under Sheragada police station limit on the charge of the killing that occurred on Monday night. Inspector […]

OTV Impact: Admin Reaches This 'Bridgeless' Village In Odisha

Keonjhar: 2 Days after OTV aired the plight of school students and residents of Haladihi village under Banspal block in Keonjhar district, the local administration finally reached the remote village to extend a helping hand. The Block Development Officer (BDO) of Banspal block, Ugrasen Oram visited the spot on Monday and realising the need to […]

Lady PEO Death: Odisha Women Commission Unhappy Over Probe

Bhubaneswar: As outcry against government inaction in the Smitarani Biswal death case intensifies, the Chairperson of the State Commission for Women, Minati Behera today expressed her unhappiness over the probe and requested the Crime Branch to take over the investigation. Minati Behera’s comments came after the BJP Mahila Morcha today staged a demonstration in front […]

Odisha CM Celebrates Diwali With Orphans

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik celebrated Diwali with orphans at a non-government organisation (NGO), here on Sunday. Patnaik had also advised the Chief Secretary, the Development Commissioner, the Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) and officers in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to visit childcare institutions and celebrate the festival of lights with children. Chief Secretary […]

One Killed, 17 Injured In Two Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Nayagarh/Cuttack: A man was killed and 17 others including his wife and son were injured in two separate road mishaps that took place this afternoon in Nayagarh and Cuttack districts. A resident of Tentulipali village was killed while his wife and son sustained critical injuries after their scooter hit a roadside tree at Kachrapali under […]

Odisha Class IX Girl Jumps Off School Terrace Alleging Harassment

Berhampur: A Class 9 girl student allegedly jumped off the roof of her school alleging harassment by the school authorities in Padmanabhapur village under Digapahandi block in Ganjam district. As per reports, a girl named Anjali Pradhan, who was studying in Shridham Saraswati Vidya Mandir residential school suffered severe injuries in her leg after jumping […]

ISL: Gyan's late winner hands NorthEast win over Odisha

Guwahati: Former Ghanaian World Cupper Asamoah Gyan handed NorthEast United FC their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 6 after netting the winner in a 2-1 victory over Odisha FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium here on Saturday. The home team drew first blood when Redeem Tlang scored the quickest goal […]

Dry Weather Returns To Odisha As Low Pressure Weakens

Bhubaneswar: Battling with incessant rains for the last three days, people in Odisha finally got some relief as the copious rains have abated across the State. Citing that the low pressure system over Bay of Bengal has weakened, the prediction by regional Meteorological Department that Odisha is likely to witness a dry weather this Diwali […]

Berhampur Civic Body Makes Rs 42cr Plan To Avoid Waterlogging

Berhampur: Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has prepared a Rs 42 crore plan for solving waterlogging problem triggered by rain in some pockets of the south Odisha city, a senior official said. The civic body has already submitted the proposals comprising 23 projects to the state government, the official said. About Rs 34.33 crore is estimated […]

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Executive Engineer Arrested By Vigilance In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An Executive Engineer in Odisha’s Water Resources department has been arrested by the anti-corruption vigilance wing for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sarbeswar Senapati, Executive Engineer and Deputy Director in the office of the Engineer-in-Chief (EIC), Water Resources, was arrested on Thursday after raids on his house, office and […]

Odisha Man Dupes People By Posing As Addl SP, Arrested

Cuttack: Chauliaganj Police on Friday arrested a man on charges of duping people by posing himself as Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) of Odisha Crime Branch. Based on a complaint filed by a victim, police initiated an investigation and arrested Kartik Routray from Cuttack. “Kartik Routray is a veteran cheat who defrauded many by persuading […]

Raids Continue On Illegal Cracker Units In Cuttack, 3 Detained

Cuttack: In a bid to curb illegal manufacture and sale of the firecrackers ahead of Diwali, police conducted raids on several illegal firecrackers manufacturing units at Padmapur, Trilochanpur and Kazi Bazaar in Jagatpur area of Cuttack and seized huge cache of explosives and crackers from the godowns. Acting on a tip-off, a team comprising SP […]

Two Youths Arrested On Charges Of Harassing Actress In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has arrested two youths on charges of stalking and harassing an Odia actress in Bhubaneswar recently, a video of which had gone viral on social media. Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo informed that the city police swung into action and arrested the accused based on the written complaint filed by the actress […]

Odisha Ambulance Driver Seeks Bribe To Ferry Patient, Video Goes Viral

Balasore: If the existing issues in Odisha’s healthcare service delivery were not enough, a video purportedly showing a government-run 108 ambulance driver asking for bribe from the relative of a patient is doing rounds in the social media raising serious questions on CM Naveen’s anti-corruption stand. The video was reportedly shot at Balasore District Headquarters […]

Rain Fury In Odisha: Red Warning Issued For 5 Districts

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall across Odisha, which has been caused by a well-marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal, is likely to continue for the next 24 hours with the regional Meteorological department issuing warnings for different districts of the State. Bhubaneswar Met Centre Director HR Biswas informed that rainfall activity is likely to continue […]

Odisha Girl Loses Vision As Doc Prescribes Ear Drops For Eye Ailment!

Nayagarh: In yet another shocking incident of medical negligence, a six-year-old girl lost her eyesight after a doctor in Nayagarh district headquarters hospital allegedly prescribed her ear drops instead of an eye drop to cure eye ailment. According to sources, one Chandrakanta Gochhayat of Nachipur village under Daspalla block took his daughter Rinki to Daspalla […]

'Guest House Where Lady PEO Was Found Dead Built On Govt Land'

Bhubaneswar: Politics has intensified over the death of Smitarani Biswal, the lady village level worker (VLW) & in-charge panchayat executive officer (PEO) of Haridaspur in Jajpur district, with BJP and Congress once again cornering the ruling-BJD for allegedly providing government land to arrested Rupesh Bhadra where the latter has constructed the guest house. Congress levelled […]

Odisha To Present Supplementary Budget In Mid-November

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha’s revenue generation showing an upward trend, the state government is set to present the supplementary budget for 2019-20 fiscal in mid-November, official sources said. The departments were asked to make a “realistic reassessment” of their financial requirements for the current year, said state finance secretary A K Meena while briefing all secretaries […]

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By-Polls To 4 Zilla Parishad Zones Of Odisha On November 27

Bhubaneswar: By-polls to four zilla parishad zones of Odisha will be held on November 27, the state election commission (SEC) said in a notification. Voting will take place in Chhatrapur of Ganjam district, Danagadi of Jajpur district, Pottangi and Dasmantapur in Koraput district, the SEC said on Tuesday. It said that polling will be conducted […]

CM Naveen Advises Ministers To Have Meals At Schools, Orphanages

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Tuesday issued a letter to all the ministers of the State to make surprise visits and check quality of food served to children at schools, orphanages and have lunch with the students and inmates during inspection. Patnaik has advised his ministers to have mid day meals in the […]

Brown Sugar Trade In Banana Clusters! Video Shows Involvement Of College Students

Kendrapara: Incidents of rampant trade of brown sugar continue to prevail in Odisha. A fresh incident was reported from Rajnagar area of Kendrapara district on Tuesday where the drug peddlers seemed to have devised a new way to illegally smuggle the contraband items. What’s more shocking is that the contraband smuggling which roots from Cuttack, […]

Man Dies After Being 'Thrashed' By In-Laws In Nayagarh

Bhubaneswar/Nayagarh: A man died allegedly after being thrashed by his in-laws in Badabhuin village under Fatehgarh Police limits of Nayagarh. As per reports, Ganesh Dash, working at a chemist shop in Laxmi Sagar area of the capital city was living with his wife and a 5-year-old daughter in Bhubaneswar. But after a dispute, his wife […]

Maoist Threat Forces Malkangiri Family To Leave Village

Malkangiri: A family of Dabuguda village of the district has had to undergo painful experience of leaving their own land, property and other near and dear ones in fear of Maoists. As per reports, a hardcore Maoist commander Rakesh was killed in an encounter with security forces in Dabuguda a few weeks ago following which […]

Witchcraft? Odisha Girl Found Inside Box With Multiple Bite Marks Dies

Sundergarh: Tension run high at Ghumuda village under Dharuadihi police limits of Sundergarh district following the death of a four-year-old girl who was missing since yesterday. The minor girl, identified as Poonam Sa, was reportedly playing in front her house yesterday morning when she suddenly went missing. Though her family members searched for her in […]

No Ambulance, Family Carries Body On Motorcycle

Puri: It seems Dana Majhi of Kalahandi, who walked for 10 kilometres with his wife’s corpse on his shoulder, has set an altogether different trend of carrying body if denied a hearse. In one such incident, a family carried dead body on motorcycle allegedly due to non-availability of Mahaprayan hearse vehicle in Puri district. The […]