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Goods train travels 2 km leaving behind 5 bogies

Balasore: A major tragedy was averted after five bogies got detached from a goods train near Bahanga station on Saturday night. The bogies of the goods train proceeding towards Tata from Dhamra in Bhadrak got separated near Panpana station. The matter came to light only after the goods train had covered over 2 kms. A […]

How Dama Rout lamented bureaucratic disobedience before getting sacked

Bhubaneswar: Bureaucrats are not carrying out the instructions of the State government and the orders of ministers are buried under red tape – these were the serious allegations that were brought by Damodar Rout two weeks before he was sacked as Agriculture minister. OTV has obtained documents which reveal that in a note sheet which […]

Pigeongram! Odisha police keeping date with pigeon post

Bhubaneswar: At a time when e-mail and mobile phones have brought a seemingly irreversible change in the ways humans communicate, Odisha police has been able to keep date with pigeon post and continues to train domestic pigeons as messengers. Odisha Police Pigeon Service, which is considered as the oldest and probably the only active official […]

Fire Service Day observed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The National Fire Service Day was observed on Saturday in memory of the Fire and Rescue Services personnel who sacrificed their lives during rescue operations. Fire Services DG BK Sharma and other Fire and Rescue Services personnel paid homage to the 20 departed souls of the department at a function organised at Baramunda fire […]

Locals observe bandh to protest lack of power supply in Jalaput

Koraput: A 12-hour bandh is being observed by locals against irregularities in power and drinking water supply at Jalaput under Machkund Hydro Power Project region on Saturday. Normal life has been adversely hit as all the shops, markets and other commercial units remained closed. Resentment was brewing among locals over frequent power glitches and erratic […]

Man killed in elephant attack in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict in State, a labourer was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Goudakateni canal under Motanga police limits in Dhenkanal district today. The deceased has been identified as Gobinda Chandra Debata, a resident of Brahmapur village in Banki in Cuttack district. Gobinda was engaged in some […]

Drunk father held for killing daughter in Phulbani

Phulbani: A man was arrested for killing his two-year-old daughter allegedly in an inebriated condition at Mundalabali Sahi in Phulbani of Kandhamal district today. According to reports, the accused, identified as Arabinda Pradhan also attacked his wife, who in a bid to save herself ran out the house, sources said. However, an agitated Pradhan then […]

Criminal, cops injured in exchange of fire in Berhampur

Berhampur: A wanted criminal Mohan Rao and two police officials of Sadar police limits were injured during an exchange of fire between them in Berhampur on Friday night. Rao was involved in several organised crimes and 17 cases are pending against him at various police stations. A pistol has been recovered from Rao’s possession. According […]

Odisha demands changes in 15th Finance Commission

Bhubaneswar: The State government today strongly opposed the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission and stated that it may adversely impact devolution of resources to the state. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the flow of funds to the State will decline during the […]

Miles covered, miles to go as State Capital turns 70

Bhubaneswar:  Smart City Bhubaneswar today completed its 70th year of foundation with series of  gala events lined up to mark the occasion by government and other voluntary groups. The celebrations, spanning for three days, kicked off to a colourful start with thousands of citizens participating in a special function organized by the State government. Odisha […]

The politics of book launch in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Matching blow-for-blow, the ruling-BJD and BJP in Odisha are all out to outscore each other in every possible way as they prepare to lock horns in the 2019 polls. While BJD launched ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’ book on January 27 at a function which was attended by frontline national leaders from different parties, […]

CWG 2018: Odisha's Purnima Hembram keeps medal hopes alive
CWG 2018: Odisha's Purnima Hembram keeps medal hopes alive

Gold Coast (Australia): Odisha’s star athlete Purnima Hembram kept the hope of medal alive for India by finishing second in the 100 metre hurdles of women’s Heptathlon event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Thursday. Purnima finished the heats with her personal best time of 13.56 seconds. Elizabeth Dadzie of Ghana came first with […]

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Wedding gift blast: Devastated bride likely to get discharged from SCB today

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Newly-wed Reema Rani Sahu, the survivor in the wedding gift blast in which her husband Soumyasekhar Sahu and his grandmother were killed is likely to get discharged from the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today, informed sources. Reema Rani has been undergoing treatment at the SCB medical since the fateful incident on […]

Sarpanches lock up Assistant Engineer inside office in Odisha

Mayurbhanj: A group of 12 Sarpanches reportedly locked up an Assistant Engineer of Udala block in Mayurbhanj district in his office today for allegedly misplacing a letter. The Sarpanches today reached the office of the Assistant Engineer and asked him to hand over the letter in which the land for construction of a Kalyan Mandap […]

Sarbat-Lassi: The ‘Desi’ quenchers to beat the heat!

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With the mercury-level rising in April from the onset of summer, the Twin City denizens start making a beeline at various Sarbat and Lassi stalls. People from all walks of life enjoy these delicious drinks throughout the day. There are different varieties of Sarbat and Lassi available in numerous stalls across the state which […]

Mahanadi water dispute: Odisha turns heat on Centre

Bhubaneswar: With the Union Water Resources Minister Arjun Ram Meghawal scheduled to visit 5 states, including Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the inter-state river disputes on April 16, the Odisha has turned the heat on Centre for delay in providing the Terms of reference (TOR) for Mahanadi tribunal and construction of barrages on River Maini (the […]

Man held while trying to deposit fake Rs 2000 notes
Man held while trying to deposit fake Rs 2000 notes

Balasore: The Balasore police today nabbed a man while trying to deposit fake notes amounting to Rs 44,000 at the Khirikana Cooperative Society in Soro. The accused, identified as Bishnu Nayak of Biranchipur village in the district, was trying to deposit 22 counterfeit notes of Rs 2000 denominations. Nayak was arrested after the Secretary of […]

BPUT cancels exam due to Bharat Bandh
BPUT cancels exam due to Bharat Bandh

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) today postponed its semester exams in the wake of Bharat Bandh called by some groups to protest caste-based reservation. This is the second time that the exams were cancelled this month. Exams on 55 different subjects were to be held at 88 centres across the State. The […]

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2 jawans killed in landmine blast near Odisha border

Malkangiri: At least two jawans of District Reserve Guard were killed and five others sustained critical injuries in a serial Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts reportedly triggered by Maoists near Bijapur-Mahadevpur in Chhattisgarh bordering on Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Monday. The incident occurred when a bus carrying 30 jawans for patrolling was blown up. The […]

Admission Row: CM seeks reconsideration of AICTE decision

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar for reconsideration of AICTE’s decision to debar admissions into two premier diploma institutions in the State. AICTE had earlier placed Government Polytechnics at Parlakhemundi and Berhampur under ‘No Admission’ category for the academic year 2018-19 for several deficiancies including shortage of […]