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Avail Loans In The Blink Of An Eye: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: In just 30 seconds, Self Help Groups (SHGs) can avail loans up to Rs 50,000 while bank customers can get loans amounting to Rs 1 crore within 59 minutes, announced Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today at the launch of mega customer outreach initiative, ‘Grahak Mela Camp’ in Bhubaneswar by various nationalised banks. The initiative […]

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Five More Persons Arrested In Witchcraft Torture Case In Odisha

Berhampur: Five more persons were arrested on Friday for their involvement in pulling out the teeth of six elderly persons and forcing them to consume human excreta at a village in Odisha’s Ganjam district suspecting them of practising witchcraft, a police officer said. With this, the total number of people arrested in connection with the […]

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Job Fraud In Odisha Lands 3 Behind Bars, Lakhs Duped From Aspirants

Nabarangpur: Police claim to have busted a fake job racket by arresting three persons including a couple on charges of duping several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees on false assurance of providing them jobs in various government sectors. What’s more shocking is that the trio had opened offices at Nabarangpur and Umerkote […]

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Blind Plus II Students To Get Braille Text Books From Next Yr

Berhampur: Divyang students of the State who suffer from retarded eyesight will now be able to get specially designed Braille text books from next academic session. In a bid to make college education easier for blind students, Odisha government on Thursday rolled out Braille printing facility for Plus 2 text books at the State’s only […]

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Odisha's GO-SWIFT portal gets 1,000 investment proposals

Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha Single Window for Investor Facilitation and Tracking (GO-SWIFT) portal has received 1,000 investment proposals in less than two years of its roll-out. The one-stop portal that tracks the complete life cycle of an investment, received its 1,000th proposal from a Mumbai-based chemical manufacturer Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd. The company […]

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Sonia Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik, JP Nadda To Campaign In Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJD president Naveen Patnaik, BJP working president JP Nadda and Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan will campaign for their party candidates in the Bijepur Assembly by-election. The BJD, Congress and BJP submitted names of 40-star campaigners of their parties at the office of the […]

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Odisha School Headmistress Accused Of Corporal Punishment

Koraput: Despite the government making all schools ‘punishment-free zones’, an incident of corporal punishment has surfaced from Koraput district in Odisha. The Principal In-charge of Dhanpur High School here has been alleged of thrashing several Class 10 students following which a complaint was lodged against her by the parents at the Jeypore Sadar Police Station. […]

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29 Arrested For Forcing Six To Eat Human Excreta In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 29 people including 22 women have been arrested in Odisha’s Ganjam district for allegedly forcing six elderly men to consume human excreta and uprooting their teeth over suspicion of witchcraft, police said on Thursday. According to the police, the incident happened in Gopapur village on Monday night. The victims have been […]

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Single-use plastic ban: Reality check on awareness in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the ban on single-use plastics coming into force in Odisha from today on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, OTV went on the ground to get a grasp of reality and understand whether the ban is being strictly implemented and gauge the awareness levels among people. The reality check revealed that people are not […]

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Sambalpur Ring road named Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Wednesday named the ring road of the city after Mahatma Gandhi on the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The 7.5 km road that originates from the Dr Nelson Mandela square and connects the National Highway-53, will now be called Mahatma Gandhi Marg. The ring […]

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Odisha Achieves 100% ODF Status

Bhubaneswar: After missing several deadlines, Odisha finally achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, revealed data on Wednesday. As per data uploaded on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) website, a total of 66,83,148 toilets have been constructed since October 2, 2014, an increase of 86.22 per cent in terms of households with toilets. […]

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Six Elderly Persons Forced To Consume Human Excreta In Odisha

Berhampur: A group of people pulled out teeth of six elderly persons and forced them to consume human excreta at a village in Odisha’s Ganjam district suspecting them of practising witchcraft, police said on Wednesday. A group of people of Goparpur village suspected that the six elderly men practised witchcraft which caused the death of […]

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7 Prisoners Released In Odisha On Gandhi Jayanti

Bhubaneswar: As many as seven convicts lodged in Odisha jails were released under the amnesty scheme as part of commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said an official here on Wednesday. The prisoners were released under the special remission scheme. Five convicts were released from Keonjhar, one from the Choudwar circle jail […]

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MCL To Set Up Medical College In Odisha's Talcher

Bhubaneswar: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has decided to invite a reputed medical institution to run its state-of-the-art 500-bed medical institute set up in Odisha’s Talcher. After the Odisha government expressed its inability to run the Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSAR), the company has taken the initiative to invite reputed medical institutions for […]

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Three-Time Odisha MLA Prafulla Majhi Is Back As Doctor!

Sundergarh: After some years of successful tryst in politics, three-time Congress MLA from Talsara Assembly segment in Sundergarh district, Dr Prafulla Majhi is now on a different mission. An active political leader a few months ago, Majhi is now seen serving people as a doctor. According to sources, Majhi has been appointed by Sundergarh district […]

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Mahatma Gandhi Worshipped At Temple In Odisha's Bhatra

Sambalpur: Visitors thronged the Gandhi temple at Bhatra in Odisha’s Sambalpur district on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday. They offered flowers to the bronze idol of the Father of the Nation and sang devotional songs before it. Several social organisations garlanded the idol. Since the temple’s establishment in […]

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Inflatable Tube Used To Ferry Body Across Marooned Village In Odisha

Puri: After incidents of bodies being carried on shoulders, bikes, bi-cycles, cots or slings, now a report of woman’s body being carried on an inflatable tube has come to fore from Puri district of the State. According to reports, an elderly woman of Gaudaranapada Harijan sahi in Brahmagiri block passed away yesterday. However, her family […]

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MCL Suffers Rs 2.6cr Loss Due To Stir Over Goat's Death

Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) said it suffered a loss of Rs 2.68 crore due to agitation over the death of a goat. The stir occurred at Talcher coalfields over the demand of local residents for Rs 60,000 as compensation for the death of the goat, killed in an accident with a coal transportation […]

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Single-Use Plastic Ban In Odisha From Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Ban on the use of single-use plastics will come into force across Odisha on occasion of Gandhi Jayanti tomorrow. According to reports, the State government will enforce the ban on manufacturing, selling, trading, importing, storing, carrying, transporting and distributing with help of single-use plastics in all cities of the State from tomorrow. Earlier, the […]

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Bogies Detached From Puri-Shiridi Express near Delang

Bhubaneswar: Two bogies of the Puri-Shiridi Express detached from the engine near Delang railway station in Odisha, a railway official said on Tuesday. All the passengers were safe but the incident delayed the train by an hour, he said. The detachment took place few minutes after the train had left Jatni Station at 10 PM […]

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Odisha Govt Relaxes High-Security Registration Plate Norms Till Oct 31

Bhubaneswar: In view of the festive season, the State Transport Authority (STA) has relaxed the norms of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) for dealers and purchasers for a month. While the regulations for affixation of HSRPs on new motor vehicles were scheduled to be enforced from today, they have been relaxed till October 31. A […]

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Two Odisha Universities Get New Vice Chancellors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Universities, Ganeshi Lal on Monday appointed new Vice Chancellors for two Universities of the State. While Prof Govind J Chakrapani has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University, Prof Hari Hara Hota has been posted as the Vice-Chancellor of Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri. Chakrapani and Hota have been […]

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Odisha Man Sells Off Daughters For Rs 2 lakh

Nayagarh: A man from Ranpur Police limits in Nayagarh district allegedly sold off his two daughters, each for a sum of Rs 1 lakh to a child trafficker in Ranchi. The bizarre incident came to the fore after the two sisters reportedly ran away from their house in a bid to save themselves from the […]

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Youth Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances In Odisha

Berhampur: A youth was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances from inside a well in Bidyutpuri area of the city this morning. Some locals reportedly spotted the body of one Ambika Prasad Padhi floating on the water of the well and informed the Baidyanathpur Police, who reached the spot and recovered the body before sending […]

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STPI To Create 28 Centres Of Excellence

Bhubaneswar: Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) will set up 28 centres of excellence (CoE) in the country at a cost of Rs 400 crore to boost software exports, its Director General Omkar Rai said. The CoEs would act as unique platforms to provide appropriate eco-systems and opportunities to budding talents and entrepreneurs for launching […]