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Once Wanted, Former Maoists Now Embark On A New Journey

Malkangiri: The hands which once wielded guns and smeared with the blood of innocent people are now serving tea and snacks to people. Former Maoists Bhima Madhi and Dinesh Madkami who once topped the State Police list of most wanted left wing extremists are now self-employed and leading a life of esteem by running a […]

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1 Dead, Over 20 Taken Ill After Consuming Spurious Liquor In Odisha

Rayagada: One person died while over 20 others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious country-made liquor at Kataguda village in Kalyansinghpur area of Rayagada district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Dhanphul Huika, a native of Dhepaguda. Around 30 people including Dhanphul reportedly fell sick after they consumed liquor and developed symptoms like […]

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Miscreants Break Into Shop, Loot Cash In High-Security Zone In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Throwing a challenge to the Commissionerate Police, miscreants broke into and looted cash from a showroom in the High Security Zone of Bhubaneswar on Friday night. A group of miscreants reportedly broke into M/s Suryansh Sales, a marble showroom, situated in Saubhgyanagar in the Airport area by cutting through the metal roofing. The miscreants […]

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Bhubaneswar Youth Murder Case: Commissionerate Police Nabs Two Accused

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, Commissionerate Police on Friday arrested two persons in connection with the brutal murder of one Amaresh Nayak in Sundarpada area under Airfield Police limits on Diwali night However, the prime accused is still absconding, sources said. Amaresh Nayak was reportedly killed over a dispute triggered by bursting of fire crackers […]

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Lady PEO Death: Victim's Father Alleges Threat To Life

Jajpur: As outcry over alleged lapses in probe into the death of Haridaspur PEO, Smitarani Biswal, continue to grow, the victim’s father, Sadananda Biswal, on Friday said that he will move outside the State alleging threat to his life. While expressing dissatisfaction over the probe into his daughter’s death, Biswal said that those who have […]

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6 Get Life Term For Killing People On Suspicion Of Practising Witchcraft In Odisha

Keonjhar: A court here on Thursday sentenced six men to life imprisonment for killing six members of a family four years ago on the suspicion of practising witchcraft. Champua Additional District and Sessions judge Dolagobinda Barik also sentenced a woman to rigorous imprisonment for three years in the same case and acquitted two due to […]

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Two-Day Conclave Of Mineral Based Industries Held

Bhubaneswar: Mineral-based industries on Thursday sought concrete steps by the Odisha government for transfer of existing statutory clearances to successful bidders in the auction of iron ore and other mines to prevent scarcity of raw materials and disruption of production after March 2020 when the lease of many mines will lapse. The state government should […]

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Odisha govt signs MoU with Abhijit Banerjee founded J-PAL

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to engage in a strategic evidence-based approach to policymaking. The partnership targets to maximise the impact of anti-poverty programmes of the state across a wide range of sectors. J-PAL is co-founded by […]

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MCL Resumes Operations At Talcher Coal Mines In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) on Wednesday said it has resumed mining operations at its Talcher mines after losing 2.5 lakh tonne of coal production and supply due to a stoppage by locals. The mining activities at all the projects in Talcher coalfields were stopped on Wednesday “mostly by supporters” of local MLA B K […]

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Pangolin Rescued, 4 Arrested In Odisha

Baripada: The forest department personnel have rescued a live pangolin from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district and arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in smuggling the animal, an official said on Wednesday. The accused were apprehended from Kuliana, close to Similipal National Park, on Tuesday when they tried to transport the animal to Kolkata, the forest […]

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Odisha CM Announces Financial Aid To Childcare Bodies

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced financial assistance to all childcare institutions as necessary support and humanitarian intervention. As per the announcement, the district Redcross Societies will receive an amount of 10 lakh each for this purpose. Basing on the additional requirements of districts like Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, Balasore, Keonjhar, Sundergarh and Sambalpur, […]

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Two Minor Girls Missing From Odisha Shelter Home Rescued From Bengaluru & Chennai

Bhawanipatna: Two minor girls who were missing from a shelter home in Odisha’s Kalahandi district since last month have been rescued from Bengaluru and Chennai, a police officer said on Tuesday. A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly prompting the two girls, aged around 15 years, to escape from the shelter home run by […]

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Odisha DGP inaugurates e-office initiative of 5 police battalions

Bhubaneswar: The Director-General of Police B K Sharma on Tuesday inaugurated the e-office initiative of five Odisha armed police battalions and unveiled the logo of four other battalions. The DGP told the commandants of the armed police battalions to guide armed personnel to maintain discipline. “Rise to the expectations of common people and guide the […]

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Odisha Likely To Get Another CIPET Centre In Koraput District

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to get another centre of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) to be located in the tribal-dominated Koraput district, officials said on Tuesday. The state governments proposal regarding setting up of another CIPET in the state was accepted by the secretary of Chemicals and Petrochemicals P Raghabendra Rao, they […]

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Odisha Has Set A Global Benchmark In Handling Disaster Management: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state has set a global benchmark in handling disaster management and the target now was to reduce economic losses caused due to natural calamities like cyclone and floods. Patnaik said this while addressing a function marking the observance of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and the […]

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Man Kills Alcoholic Son After Quarrel In Odisha

Berhampur: Unable to bear with his alcoholic and unemployed son’s constant demand for money, a 50-year-old man allegedly hacked him to death in Odisha’s Ganjam district, the police said on Tuesday. The father was arrested from Kerikerijhola village under Sheragada police station limit on the charge of the killing that occurred on Monday night. Inspector […]

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Odisha CM Celebrates Diwali With Orphans

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik celebrated Diwali with orphans at a non-government organisation (NGO), here on Sunday. Patnaik had also advised the Chief Secretary, the Development Commissioner, the Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) and officers in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to visit childcare institutions and celebrate the festival of lights with children. Chief Secretary […]

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Dry Weather Returns To Odisha As Low Pressure Weakens

Bhubaneswar: Battling with incessant rains for the last three days, people in Odisha finally got some relief as the copious rains have abated across the State. Citing that the low pressure system over Bay of Bengal has weakened, the prediction by regional Meteorological Department that Odisha is likely to witness a dry weather this Diwali […]

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RBI Officer Who Killed Self Was Depressed: Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: The General Manager of RBI’s Guwahati branch, who allegedly committed suicide in Odisha’s Jajpur, was depressed after failing to get a job transfer from Assam to his native state of Odisha, the police said on Saturday. “According to the deceased Asish Ranjan Samal’s wife, he wanted a job transfer to Odisha from Guwahati. Samal […]

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Executive Engineer Arrested By Vigilance In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An Executive Engineer in Odisha’s Water Resources department has been arrested by the anti-corruption vigilance wing for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sarbeswar Senapati, Executive Engineer and Deputy Director in the office of the Engineer-in-Chief (EIC), Water Resources, was arrested on Thursday after raids on his house, office and […]

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Odisha Man Dupes People By Posing As Addl SP, Arrested

Cuttack: Chauliaganj Police on Friday arrested a man on charges of duping people by posing himself as Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) of Odisha Crime Branch. Based on a complaint filed by a victim, police initiated an investigation and arrested Kartik Routray from Cuttack. “Kartik Routray is a veteran cheat who defrauded many by persuading […]

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Raids Continue On Illegal Cracker Units In Cuttack, 3 Detained

Cuttack: In a bid to curb illegal manufacture and sale of the firecrackers ahead of Diwali, police conducted raids on several illegal firecrackers manufacturing units at Padmapur, Trilochanpur and Kazi Bazaar in Jagatpur area of Cuttack and seized huge cache of explosives and crackers from the godowns. Acting on a tip-off, a team comprising SP […]

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Important To Realise Socio-Economic Value Of Education: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that his government is focused on boosting the research capacity in disciplines related to the socio-economic development of the State. Patnaik, who handed over placement orders to 299 lecturers out of 833 selected candidates, told reporters here that the socio-economic value of education can be realised […]

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Two Youths Arrested On Charges Of Harassing Actress In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has arrested two youths on charges of stalking and harassing an Odia actress in Bhubaneswar recently, a video of which had gone viral on social media. Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo informed that the city police swung into action and arrested the accused based on the written complaint filed by the actress […]

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Odisha Girl Loses Vision As Doc Prescribes Ear Drops For Eye Ailment!

Nayagarh: In yet another shocking incident of medical negligence, a six-year-old girl lost her eyesight after a doctor in Nayagarh district headquarters hospital allegedly prescribed her ear drops instead of an eye drop to cure eye ailment. According to sources, one Chandrakanta Gochhayat of Nachipur village under Daspalla block took his daughter Rinki to Daspalla […]