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Tag: Odisha News

BJD concedes that it is likely to 'lose vote share' in Bijepur bypoll

Bargarh: As BJD, BJP and Congress gear up for a triangular showdown in the bypoll in Bijepur Assembly constituency on October 21, senior BJD leader and government’s chief whip Pramila Mallick today accepted that that the ruling party may not get as many votes in the upcoming bypoll as during the last elections. The Biju […]

Sarpanch Detained For Embezzling Rs 23 Lakh Govt Funds

Keonjhar: A Sarpanch in Keonjhar district was on Friday detained on charges of corruption and embezzling government funds meant for development works of the panchayat. As per reports, Upendra Nayak, the Sarpanch of Pipilia Gram Panchayat under Ghatagaon block allegedly siphoned off Rs 23 lakh in connivance with former panchayat executive officer (PEO). Sources said […]

Five Including Minor Arrested In Bargarh Murder Case

Bargarh: Five accused including a minor have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sanjib Pradhan during Ravan Podi at Sohela Market in Bargarh district on October 8. The accused have been identified as Sumanta Suna, Naresh Podha, Sanjeev Kumbhar, Sanay Kumbar and a minor from Kumbhara Bandhapada. As per reports, the deceased Sanjib […]

Gramarakhi Arrested On Bribery Charges In Odisha

Bhawanipatna: Despite a massive crackdown by Odisha government, a complete check on corruption seems to be a challenging task as a Gramarakhi in Dharmagarh area of Kalahandi district was arrested on Thursday on the charges of taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 from murder accused. As per reports, the Gramarakhi Akshay Durga had allegedly taken […]

Mo Sarkar: 5T Express Reaches Nuapada, Bhawanipatna

Bhubaneswar: The launch of ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative to collect feedback from citizens on public service delivery seems to have got the Odisha government officials all charged up. A day after visiting the District Headquarter Hospitals in Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur, a team of the State government officials led by Secretary of Transformation and Initiatives (5T), […]

Odisha Mountaineer Lipika Seth scales Mount Elbrus

Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born mountaineer Lipika Seth has scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia. Lipika from Dalab village of Bargarh district scaled the mountain and unfurled the tricolour at the top. She also sang the national anthem after scaling Mount Elbrus, which has an elevation of 5,642 m (18,510 ft). Lipika began her trip from […]

No Corruption Please! Odisha Govt orders premature retirement of 3 officers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday ordered premature retirement of three officers after finding them involved in corrupt practice, official sources said. With this three, the total number of officers who were prematurely retired since August rose to 45. The three officers are Odisha Forest Service officer Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra, Executive Engineer Prana Krushna Prasad, […]

Odisha Woman Rescued By Lifeguards At Puri Sea Beach

Puri: A drowning woman was rescued by lifeguards at Puri sea beach today. The entire rescue operation was captured on camera by one of the spectators present near the beach. As per reports, one Nilabati Sahoo from Tihidi area of Bhadrak district was washed away by strong current while bathing at the beach in Puri. […]

OTV Impact: Official Suspended Over Charges Of Demanding Bribe

Bolangir: A Village Agricultural Worker (VAW) of Puintala block of Bolangir district was suspended by the collector after a video purportedly showing the VAW demanding bribe went viral. The news was first telecast on OTV this morning. Making a mockery of Odisha government’s 5T policy, the accused VAW of Puintala, Subhendu Kumar Behera was seen […]

Odisha BJP Stages Protest Over State Govt 'Hijacking' Central Schemes

Bhubaneswar: Many leaders, MLAs and workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan accusing the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of hijacking the flagship schemes of the Centre in Odisha. The national party has alleged that BJD has hijacked Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), and undemocratically changed the […]

Lady Cop Injured After Miscreant Hurls Stone At Her In Odisha

Jajpur: It seems police itself in Odisha is not immune to the misadventures of miscreants. In one such incident, a lady traffic police officer was allegedly hit with a boulder while discharging her duties in Jajpur. As per reports, Inspector Bijayini Malla from Chandikhol Traffic Police Station was attacked by a miscreant while she was […]

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Minor girl gangraped in Odisha

Kendrapara: A minor girl in Kendrapara district was allegedly raped by two men while she had gone outside to attend to nature’s call, police said on Wednesday. The accused have been arrested, they said. “The duo have confessed to the crime. They gangraped her while the 14-year-old girl had gone to a field to answer […]

Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das Birth Anniversary Observed In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha paid rich tribute to freedom fighter and social reformer Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das on his 142nd birth anniversary on Wednesday. While several functions were held to mark the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Twitter: “My tribute to late Utkalmani Pt. Gopabandhu Das. His entire life, devoted to Odisha, is a great […]

Three Fishermen Missing As Trawler Capsizes In Mahanadi River

Paradip: At least three fishermen went missing after their fishing trawler capsized in the Mahanadi river mouth in Paradip coast here on Tuesday, police said. The incident took place close to the Nehru Bangala when the small trawler carrying five fishermen was returning to coast after fishing in the deep sea, said Pradumnya Behera, inspector-in-charge […]

Jagatsinghpur Youth’s Death: Police Rule Out Murder, Hint At Suicide

Jagatsinghpur: In a strange twist to the mysterious death of a youth at Daagaon village under Balikuda Police limits of Jagatsinghpur, police on Tuesday ruled out murder angle and claimed that it might be a case of suicide. Citing preliminary investigation reports, the police said that the youth, Krushna Champatiray, a resident of Kanchanpur village […]

IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in Odisha on Wednesday

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rain in most parts of Odisha on Wednesday in view of the cyclonic circulation over northern parts of West Bengal and neighbourhood. The IMD in its bulletin issued on Tuesday said that the cyclonic circulation over Odisha and neighbourhood lies over the south coast […]

BJD Heavyweights' Bijepur Campaign During Durga Puja Sparks Political Mudslinging

Bargarh: As Durga Puja revelry gathers pace, the entire State dips in festive mood but some heavyweight leaders of the BJD, especially from the coastal areas, have reportedly skipped their Durga puja celebration for party campaigning in bypoll-bound Bijepur of Bargarh district. The ruling party’s such strategy to win the bypoll by burning the midnight […]

Chain Snatching From Woman Inside Durga Puja Pandal Caught On Cam

Rourkela: Three unidentified women purportedly snatched away a gold chain from an elderly woman inside a Durga Puja pandal in Rourkela, the video of which was captured in a CCTV camera. According to sources, the sector 15 Durga Puja pandal which is one of the major crowd pullers during festive season in the steel city […]

Blast In Illegal Firecracker Manufacturing Unit, 6 injured

Jajpur: At least six persons were injured in an explosion in a cracker manufacturing unit in Bachola village under Binjharpur police limits in Jajpur on Saturday. As per reports, the blast took place in a manufacturing unit, which is believed to be operating illegally inside a house, in the village. Following the mishap, all the […]

Youth Killed In Front Of His Father In Odisha

Puri: Ongoing dispute between two groups took an ugly turn after a youth was brutally murdered in front of his father at Alasahi village under Astaranga Police limits in Puri on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as Dillip Swain. As per reports, Dilip’s family had a long standing dispute with some persons in […]

Miscreants Vandalise Trucks, Loot Cash in Odisha

Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Kanheipur under Tangi Police limits after 11 trucks were allegedly vandalised by unidentified miscreants on Saturday night. The truck owners alleged that the trucks were parked in front of Nimeisapur petrol pump and the miscreants also looted cash from the vehicles. The miscreants shattered windshields and looted cash from drivers by […]

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Odisha Migrant Labourer's Fingers, Toes Chopped Off By Agent In Maharashtra

Nuapada: In a barbaric incident, two agents allegedly chopped off fingers and toes of a migrant labourer from Odisha in Maharashtra’s Nagpur recently. The incident came to the fore after the family members of the worker filed a complaint in this regard with the Komna Police station following the victim’s return. One Chamaru Paharia of […]

Odisha Youth Held For Theft In Chennai

Keonjhar: A special team of Tamil Nadu Police arrested a youth from Odisha on the charges of committing theft in Chennai. The accused has been identified as Gauranga Jena of Anandapur in Keonjhar district. As per reports, Jena was working as a domestic help at the house of one Syed Liaquat Ali at Thiruvanmiyur in […]

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Column: Dam Babu, in search of relevance, eh!

By Raja Mohanty Great! Once again, we heard Dr. Damodar Rout, crying rather stating softly, ‘no more interested’ in electoral politics. Really! But, he will be with the people and continue to serve them. Oh, once again the same old quote from a seasoned politician, who is in his twilight zone. But, this is the […]

Kidnapped Man Rescued In Odisha's Sambalpur, 1 Held

Sambalpur: The police on Friday, after an exchange of fire, rescued a 22-year-old man from the clutches of a kidnapper in Odisha’s Sambalpur district. The man was abducted from Khetrajpur area of the district in the morning and the kidnapper had demanded a ransom of Rs 60,000 from the man’s family, a police officer said. […]