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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 […]

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3 Minor Girls Charred To Death In Odisha After Haystack Catches Fire

Bhawanipatna: Playing near a haystack turned fatal for three minor girls, including twin sisters, at Bijmara village under Koksara Police limits of the district on Saturday. The minor girls, all bellow five years, were reportedly rushed to Koksara Community Health Centre after they sustained around 90 per cent burn injuries when the haystack where they […]

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Lingaraj Market Complex In Bhubaneswar Demolished

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) jointly began a demolition drive at decades-old Lingaraj Market complex in the Old Town here on Friday. Four JCB machines were engaged by the authorities for the demolition drive which began as per a prior notice. One platoon of police force has been deployed […]

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Odia Song On Onion Price Crisis Becomes An Instant Hit

Bhubaneswar: While the price rise of onion has become a hot topic of discussion among the people across the country, a special Odia song dedicated on the issue has taken the internet by storm in Odisha. Interestingly, the song which is doing round on different social networking sites has been composed by N Guru Dutta, […]

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Ropeway Service At Hirakud Brings Cheers To Tourists

Sambalpur: Sightseeing at the famous Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur has now become even more delightful thanks to the much-awaited ropeway service which was thrown open for public on Thursday. After years of delay since the commencement of the project in April, 2016, the ropeway service was finally rolled out by the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation with […]

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Relief For Odisha Teachers! MDM Programme To Be Managed By Women SHGs

Bhubaneswar: In a much needed respite for teachers, the government of Odisha has decided to release them from the responsibility of mid-day meal (MDM) management and engage women self help groups (WSHGs) instead. As per reports, initially, MDM programme in the schools with strength of 100 students or above would be managed by WSHGs. The […]

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Sugar Production Not Commercially Viable In Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Production of sugar was not commercially viable in Odisha and it has to depend on other states to meet its annual requirement, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Ranendra Pratap Swain said on Wednesday. Odisha requires 2.21 lakh metric tonnes of sugar annually and only two of the eight sugar mills are operational in […]

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Odisha Man Gets 10-Yr Imprisonment For Raping Divyang Girl

Paralakhemundi: Gajapati District & Session Judge Court on Monday convicted and awarded 10-year jail term to one Anant Paik for raping a divyang girl multiple times in Serang area of Gajapati district. The court has also directed the accused to pay a fine of Rs 5000, failing which he will have to serve another six-month […]

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Ganja Cultivation Worth Around Rs 15 Crore Destroyed In Odisha

Phulbani: A joint team of Phulbani Sadar police and excise department officials destroyed ganja cultivation worth around Rs 15 crore on Monday. Acting on a tip-off about ganja cultivation, the cops along with excise officials conducted raids at two forests near Pakadei and Dadaganda villages under Bilabadi panchayat and destroyed hemp plantation on around 150 […]

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Token-less Farmers Of South Odisha Up In Arms Against Govt

Koraput: While the State government somehow managed to convince the farmers of Western Odisha to withdraw their protest against the newly-introduced centralised token system for procurement of paddy, the farmers of South Odisha mainly in Koraput district have now launched protests allegedly due to non-receipt of tokens restricting sale of paddy. Even though paddy procurement […]

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Odisha Assembly Passes Supplementary Budget

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Monday passed the first supplementary budget of Rs 8,126.32 crore for the 2019-20 financial year after a debate. The supplementary budget was passed in the voice vote allowing the state government to spend Rs 8,126.32 crore from the consolidated fund. With the passage of the supplementary statement of expenditure in […]