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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Youth Abducts Minor Girl After Attacking Her Family In Odisha's Gajapati

Mohana: Tension prevailed at Adava village of Gajapati district after a youth allegedly abducted a minor girl from her house on Monday night. The girl was reportedly staying along with her mother and grandfather after the death of her father. According to reports, the youth barged into the house of the girl at around 2 […]

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Odisha Anganwadi Workers Up In Arms Over Regularisation Of Jobs

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of members of All Odisha Anganwadi Ladies Workers Association (AOALWA) on Monday staged a protest in front of Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) demanding fulfilment of their long pending demands. A delegation of Anganwadi workers’ outfit, which is affiliated to Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh met the Governor, the Chief Minister and the Minister of Women […]

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Women Lecturers Allege Mental Harassment By Male Colleague In Odisha

Cuttack: A group of women lectures have levelled allegations of mental harassment and misbehaviour by one of their male colleagues at Kusum Devi Women’s College in Cuttack district. In their complaint, the lecturers claimed that Suraprasad Tripathy, a Reader in Economics department of the institution has been torturing them for the last two years. “Suraprasad […]

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Onion Prices May Drop By Dec End: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Minister of Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Department, Ranendra Pratap Swain on Monday assured consumers that the onion prices may start to come down from the end of December 2019 or the beginning of the New Year. Addressing media after a high level meeting in the Lok Seva Bhawan, Swain said, “The reason […]

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Odisha's Jaga Mission Wins Bronze At World Habitat Awards

Bhubaneswar: State government’s Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (OLHM) also known as Jaga Mission has won the bronze medal at the World Habitat Awards on Monday. The State government’s initiative has been awarded for granting land rights and upgrading slums through state-wide government legislation. A few days ago, Odisha had also bagged ‘India Geospatial Excellence Award’ […]

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Odisha Youth Arrested For Cheating Girl On Pretext Of Marriage

Bhadrak: A youth was arrested on Saturday for allegedly betraying a girl after maintaining physical relationship with her on the pretext of marriage. Bhadrak Rural Police reportedly arrested one Pramod Lenka of Asura village under charges of section 420 of the IPC after the girl filed a written complaint against him. As per the girl’s […]

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KALIA, PM-KISAN To Be Merged: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday said that the KALIA scheme will converge with the Centre’s PM-KISAN Yojana for the benefit of farmers. “Even though Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme will be converged with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), the KALIA scheme will continue for the farmers,” […]

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Onion Prices Likely To Come Down In Odisha By January: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amid onion prices soaring to Rs 150 per kilo at various open markets in the State burning hole in the pockets of consumers, Odisha government on Wednesday gave a bit of relief saying the cost of the pungent vegetable bulb is likely to decline by January first week after production of new crop. While […]

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Motorists Beware! Commissionerate Police Fixes Speed Limits For Vehicles

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the reintroduction of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations, the Commissionerate of Police on Sunday issued guidelines fixing speed limits for vehicles plying under its jurisdiction. In a tweet, the Twin City Police has informed that all vehicles including the heavy, light and two-wheelers will have to maintain a speed limit […]

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Drunk Driving: Offenders To Be Forwarded To Court Instantly In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In its bid for zero tolerance of drunken driving, the Commissionerate of Police has decided not to just slap fines on the offenders but also forward them to the court instantly. The Twin City Police’s decision came in the wake of the resumption of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations from today despite […]