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Odisha seeks free treatment for first 48 hrs to mishap victims by hospitals

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday said it seeks free treatment to accident victims for the first 48 hours in private and government hospitals and all ambulance services under one umbrella. These are parts of the proposed standard operating procedure (SOP) to strengthen the ‘golden hour management’ system in a bid to reduce the death […]

Posing As Cop on FB, Conman Dupes Rs 10 lakh From Odisha Youth

Koraput: Think twice before making friends or chatting with unknown strangers on social media as you might become a victim of blackmailing. Carrying out probe in one such cheating case, Odisha Police on Saturday arrested a youth for duping an engineer worth Rs 10 lakh by posing as the Cuttack DCP. Senior police officials informed […]

College Principal, Accountant ‘Manhandle’ Odisha Student, Video Goes Viral

Mayurbhanj: A video purportedly showing the principal and accountant of Anchalika Degree Mahavidyalaya at Gopabandhu Nagar in Mayurbhanj district manhandling a student has gone viral. The video which was reportedly shot in the principal’s chamber shows the college principal, Manoj Sahu, and the accountant engaged in a heated argument with the student, Debasish Mohanty. While […]

Imposter Odisha Man Held For Conning People For Jobs

Kandhamal: A man, who allegedly duped crores of rupees on the pretext of offering lucrative jobs to people was arrested by Phulbani Town Police. According to reports, Phulbani Town Police after receiving numerous complaints against the accused Rohit Behera, who cheated people in the name of offering government jobs by posing as an official, initiated […]

Class VI Student Commits 'Suicide' In Odisha

Rourkela: A 14-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide at Basanti Colony under Uditnagar Police limits of Sundergarh district on Friday morning. According to reports, Harekrusha Sahoo, a class VI student of Saint Summer School, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his house at Basanti Colony. Father of Harekrushna, Pradeep Sahoo said his son took […]

Ban On SUPs In Rural Areas Of Odisha From 2020 Gandhi Jayanti

Bhubaneswar: After ban on Single Use Plastics (SUPs) in all urban settlements of the State, the State government will soon extend the prohibition to all rural areas by October 2, 2020. Sources said, a discussion regarding this was held during a high level meeting under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Odisha Asit Tripathy. […]

Odisha Teacher Faces Public Wrath For Misbehaving With Girl Student

Baripada: An assistant teacher today faced the wrath of some locals for allegedly misbehaving with a girl student at Bada Brahmanmara School in Mayurbhanj district. As per reports, the concerned teacher had allegedly misbehaved with a class VI student inside the school premises. The matter came to light after the girl somehow managed to escape […]

Pratap Sarangi Terms Odisha Govt's 5T As Eyewash For Votes

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Pratap Sarangi slammed Odisha government for ‘cheating the public’ with its 5T programme which is nothing but a farce. Sarangi was overtly critical of state government’s ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme, which is based on the 5T model of governance, by terming […]

Sell My Organs, Save My Son: OSAP Sepoy's Father Seeks Govt Help

Rourkela/Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha government is beating its own trumpet about a robust healthcare system, apathy & government negligence has rocked the life of a father whose government servant son is fighting for his life at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, Krushna Chandra Mallick, a sepoy of 2nd battalion […]

Refurbishments At Govt Hospitals For 5T Review Turn An Eyewash

Bhubaneswar: Overnight refurbishments undertaken at government hospitals in the State in view of State 5T secretary VK Pandian’s visit have turned out to be mere eyewash as reality check at many District Headquarters Hospitals have revealed that the health care institutions still reel under manifold problems. However, after Pandian’s visit, deplorable condition of majority of […]

Elephant Deaths In Odisha: Rail, Power Infra Modification Works Behind Schedule

Bhubaneswar: In October 2018, seven elephants died due to electrocution after coming in contact with a low-hanging 11 KV power line in what is considered as the State’s worst ever pachyderm tragedy. Fast forward to the present day, and it seems nothing much has changed as far as the renovation of electricity lines to prevent […]

Lizard Found In Mid-Day Meal In Odisha

Balasore: A lizard was found in the mid-day meal (MDM) served to a student in a school in Balasore district today creating panic among other students and the school authorities alike. According to sources, a student traced a part of a lizard while taking MDM at Palabaleswar Primary School in Sadar block area. Even though […]

Sub-Inspector Suspended For Dereliction Of Duty In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: The Northern Central Range DIG of Police, Narasingha Bhola has ordered suspension of the Sub-Inspector (SI) of Gondia Police station under Dhenkanal district for dereliction of duty. As per reports, SI Rabindra Kumar Sahoo was suspended for failing to properly investigate a coal theft case registered on April 21 this year. Sahoo was found […]

Odisha Man Arrested For Kidnapping Girls On Way To School

Kendrapara: Pattamundai Police in Kendrapara district foiled a man’s alleged abduction bid and rescued two minor girls on Tuesday. Rakesh Tripathy, IIC, Pattamundai Police Station informed that police swung into action after getting a written complaint from the girls’ parents and detained the accused from Palasingha area on charges of abducting the minor girls. “We […]

HC Bar Association Launches Cease Work Strike Protesting Appointment Of Judges

Cuttack: The High Court Bar Association has launched a cease work strike protesting the appointment of judges in Orissa High court after a resolution was passed by the Supreme Court collegium. The strike will continue till tomorrow. The Supreme Court collegium has recommended names of advocate Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi and judicial officer Bibhu Prasad Routray […]

BJP Observes Sundergarh Shutdown Over CDMO In-charge Suspension

Sundergarh: In an unexpected twist of events, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today observed a six-hour bandh in Sundergarh district protesting the suspension of the Chief District Medical officer (CDMO) in-charge, Pankaj Patel. All government and private offices including shops and business establishments have remained shut in view of the protest. However, vehicular movement has not […]

Another Criminal Nabbed After Encounter In Cuttack

Cuttack: A notorious criminal and absconding accused in a loot incident in Gurudijhatia area was nabbed after police encounter in Choudwar area of Cuttack in the early hours of Monday. The accused identified as Muna Dehury of Gundichapur village under Sadar police limits in Dhenkanal has sustained bullet injuries on his left leg and undergoing […]

Allegations On BEO's Chicken Curry Lunch False, Clarifies School Headmaster

Sundergarh: In a strange twist to the controversial suspension of a block education officer (BEO) in the district following allegations of eating chicken curry in mid day meal (MDM) at Tilaemala Primary School in Bonai, the school headmaster in-charge on Sunday dismissed the allegations and termed them as false. Headmaster-in-charge of the primary school, Triupti […]

Mystery Over Youth's Death In Bhubaneswar, Family Alleges Murder

Bhubaneswar: Mystery shrouds the death of a youth whose body was recovered from a house at VSS Nagar in Bhubaneswar today. The deceased has been identified as Abakash Paikaray of Sunakhala area in Nayagarh district. As per reports, Abakash was working as a contractual employee at Odisha State Museum. As the body carried injury marks […]

Over 300 Arrested After Crackdown On Gambling Dens In Odisha

Berhampur: Continuing its crackdown on gambling activities in Ganjam district, police on Sunday arrested as many as 270 gamblers and seized cash worth around Rs 9 lakh from their possession. Similarly, police arrested 39 persons red-handed during raid on gambling dens in Mohana area of Gajapati district besides seizing Rs 2.57 lakh cash and 29 […]

CM Naveen To Inaugurate Odisha Travel Bazaar On Oct 14

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to inaugurate the third edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar which will focus on business of inbound and domestic tourism on October 14. The Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) will organise the mega event in Bhubaneswar. […]

Meet Odisha Divyang Girl Who Turns Waste to Treasure

Berhampur: Despite suffering hearing and speech impairment, Ananya Dash of Ramkrishna Nagar, has never felt discouraged and displayed her remarkable and awe-inspiring quality of turning waste materials to attractive handicraft items. Ananya, who was interested in drawing since her childhood, reportedly makes flower vases, photo frames, boats and paper flowers of different colours by using […]

Not Just Hindu Community, RSS Aims At Organising Entire Society: Mohan Bhagwat

Bhubaneswar: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that the nationalist organisation aims at organising the entire society in the country and not just the Hindu community to transform and take India towards a better future. “The right approach is to prepare the best person who can play an important role in […]

Ranger Forces Village Head To Kneel Down, Video Goes Viral

Dhenkanal: Alleged high-handedness of a government official came to light here today after a forest range officer reportedly forced a village head to kneel down after branding him as a timber mafia. The incident which took place near Alakata village under Prajanga Block in Dhenkanal district was captured in a video which went viral on […]

Mohan Bhagwat on nine-day visit to Odisha from Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will undertake a nine-day tour of Odisha from October 12, RSS sources said on Friday. During the visit, he will attend the maiden meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal in Odisha, along with Bhayaji Joshi, the second in command in the RSS. Bhagwat is scheduled to address […]