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Accident
Bodies of two youths recovered from pond in Jajpur

Jajpur: Bodies of two youths were found in a pond at Kabirpur village under Sadar Police limits of Jajpur district on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Abhijit Upadhye (21) and Sushil Ray (25) of Jajpur area. It is suspected that Abhijit and Sushil, who were riding a bike, met with an accident at […]

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Completion of Titlagarh-Raipur railway line electrification brings cheer to residents

Titilagarh: The completion of much-awaited electrification works of Titilagarh-Raipur railway line under the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) has now put a smile on the faces of railway passengers travelling through the section. According to sources, the electrification works were underway for a long time. Initially, passenger trains and goods trains in the route […]

Superstition
Superstition Still Rules Roost: Odisha Villagers Use Table To Identify Thief

Bhadrak: At a time when humans have made huge leaps into the digital age, reports of superstitious practices still continue to surface from many parts of Odisha putting rationalists at a loss of words. In one such incident, residents of Asura village of Bhadrak district decided to resort to a primitive ritual of using a […]

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Congress alleges Shah-Naveen nexus; BJP, BJD hit back

Bhubaneswar: Congress on Saturday once again lashed out at the BJP and the BJD accusing both the parties of sharing cordial ties behind the facade of being on opposite side. Congress MLA Sura Routray said that the parties which used to spew venom at each other have now entered into a secret agreement for political […]

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Octogenarian Woman Turns Half Blind After Surgery In Odisha

Dhenkanal: An elderly woman lost vision in one of her eyes due to alleged medical negligence after undergoing surgery at Sarbeswar Memorial Eye Hospital situated near Kantanali Bypass in Dhenakanl district on the advice of two social workers. The matter came to the fore after the 89-year-old woman identified as Dhala Bewa of Badabilasahi village […]

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HM Shah Will Chair EZC Meeting Tomorrow At Bhubaneswar, CM Naveen To Play Host

Bhubaneswar: The 24th meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council, comprising States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal will be held in Bhubaneswar tomorrow. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair the crucial meeting while Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will attend the meeting as Vice-Chairman and host. Chief Minister of Bihar – Nitish Kumar, West […]

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Woman Dies After TV Explodes At Home In Odisha

Sundergarh: A woman reportedly died while her husband and minor daughter sustained severe burn injuries after their Television set exploded at Lahandabuda under Dhuruhadihi Police limits in Sundergarh district on Friday. As per reports, one Bobby Naik of Lahandabuda village was watching TV along with her husband Dileshwar Nayak and their six-month-old daughter yesterday evening […]

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Shame! Woman Kidnapped, Gang Raped While Returning From Mahashivratri Celebrations In Odisha

Bhadrak: A woman was allegedly abducted and gang raped by two unidentified persons while she was returning from a temple after attending Mahashivratri celebrations under Bhandaripokhari Police limits in Bhadrak district on Friday night. According to reports, while the woman was returning from the local Shiv Temple after attending special rituals on the occasion of […]

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Amit Shah To Attend EZC Meet In Odisha On Feb 28

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting here on February 28. Shah’s two-day Odisha visit will begin on February 28. The delegations from Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand as well as the central officials will attend the EZC meeting, which is meant to improve cooperation and […]

Maoist-Surrenders
Hardcore Maoist Carrying Rs 4 Lakh Reward On His Head Surrenders In Odisha

Bhawanipatna: A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head surrendered before the police in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Tuesday. Kesab Veladi (27) of Chhattisgarh, who had joined the CPI (Maoist) in 2009 and was involved in many crimes, surrendered before the police, Kalahandi Superintendent of Police, B Ganagadhar said. Veladi […]

Jagannath Temple Receives Over Rs 187.01 Cr Donation: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri city has received over Rs 187.01 crore donation from devotees by the end of January this year, informed Law Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday. Replying to a written question of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Umakant Samantray, the Law Minister told the State Assembly that the total collection […]

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Diarrhoea Scare Grips Cuttack Again, 30 Affected

Cuttack: Diarrhoea scare has once again returned to haunt the Millennium City with cases of the water-borne disease reported to have broken out in Gopala Sahi, Odia Bazaar & other nearby areas under Ward No. 18 of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC). More than 30 people from the region have been affected by the water-borne disease […]

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Reduction Of Weight Of School Bags: Odisha Asks Collectors To Submit Report

Bhubaneswar: The School & Mass Education Department of Odisha government on Friday directed all district collectors to submit report on constitution of squads to check weight of bags of students in schools across the State. PK Mishra, Joint Secretary, School & Mass Education Department, in his letter to all the district collectors said that the […]

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Lawyer Agitation: Odisha Transfers Pending Cases To Working Districts

Sambalpur: Amid the on-going agitation by several bar associations of Western Odisha demanding establishment of a permanent High Court bench in the region, the State Government transferred all the pending cases in various courts here to neighbouring courts for speedy trial. Earlier on December 6, the Supreme Court had asked the Orissa High Court to […]

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Odisha Woman Along With Paramour Killed Husband: Police

Berhampur: Unravelling a murder case that was reported on Tuesday, Ganjam Police on Thursday informed that the victim was killed by his wife, who along with her paramour executed the crime. According to Berhampur Sadar SDPO, Jayant Mohapatra, one Mita Sahu of Masanipadar Sahi killed her husband Prafulla with help of her paramour Saroj Moharana. […]

Body
Missing Odisha Woman's Body Found Buried, Exhumed By Police

Sambalpur: Body of woman, who went missing from Bahalpada village in Sambalpur district on January 1, was found buried following which Dhanupali Police exhumed the decomposed body today. A team of Dhanupali Police rushed to a jungle near Amburi village along with the deceased woman Arati Devi’s husband Kunal Singh and exhumed her body in […]

Rape-case
CISF Constable Arrested For 'Raping' Colleague’s Minor Daughter

Paradip: A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable was arrested in Odisha on the charges of raping a minor girl. The accused constable, M. Kandaswamy was posted as a head constable at IOCL, sources said. According to the allegations, Kandaswamy allegedly raped the four and half years girl, who happens to be the daughter of […]

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Odisha Govt Gears Up To Improve Groundwater Table In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Close on the heels of reports that suggested drop of groundwater level by a whopping 35 percent in the district, the State government on Sunday rolled up its sleeves to take stock of the situation and tackle the crisis. Four Executive Engineers of Water Resources department of the State government reportedly visited Aul and […]

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Banks Urged To Provide Services In Unbanked Panchayats Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A proposal to extend banking services to the unbanked panchayats across Odisha was presented during the 157th State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) meeting held in Bhubaneswar today. As per reports, discussions were held to provide space free of cost to banks to open branches. The Odisha government has decided to open two branches of […]

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Pinaka Missile System Successfully Tested For 2nd Day In Odisha

Balasore: India’s indigenously developed Pinaka missile system, which is capable of striking up to range of 75 kilometres, was successfully flight-tested for the second consecutive day on Friday, in a boost to its artillery power, defence sources said. Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Pinaka MK-II rocket is modified as a missile […]

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After 11-Year Delay, Subarnarekha Port Construction To Begin Soon

Balasore: After a delay of 11 years, the much awaited Subarnarekha Port at Balasore’s Chaumukh is finally going to see the light of the day as construction is scheduled to commence from January 2020. Speaking to OTV, the Director of Subarnarekha Port Trust, Ramani Ramaswami said, “95% of the locals are supportive of the project. […]

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Chit Fund Scam: Odisha Asks Probe Panel To Identify Small Depositors

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has issued a notification amending the terms of reference for the commission of inquiry entrusted with the task of identification of depositors affected by the chit fund scam in the state. The Home Department has issued a notice to the MM Das Commission of Inquiry asking it to ‘identify the bona […]

HC ceasework stir
Orissa HC Adjourns Contempt Hearing Over Lawyers' Strike To Jan 27

Cuttack: The full bench of the Orissa High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a contempt petition it had initiated against 68 bar associations of Odisha for frequent strikes by lawyers in the State to January 27. Concerned over the frequent strikes by lawyers in Odisha, the court had instituted the contempt petition on […]

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Biju Patnaik's Statue Vandalized In Odisha

Kendrapara: Unidentified miscreants vandalised a statue of former Odisha Chief Minister Late Biju Patnaik in Kendrapara district triggering protest on Wednesday. The incident has evoked strong criticism among the public and the BJD party. Patnaik’s statue installed at Trinath Bazaar under Rajnagar police station was ravaged on Tuesday night. Locals, mostly BJD supporters, protested at […]

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Over 10 Fake Teachers Detected In Odisha’s Ganjam!

Berhampur: The Ganjam district administration has detected more than 10 teachers who had allegedly got appointment by submitting fake certificates during recruitment in Sorada block. As per sources, the matter came to fore after Sorada Block Education Officer (BEO) recently found out that one Swarnalata Sahu, a teacher of Govt Primary School in Harijan Sahi […]