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In Nirbhaya's village, a special puja after the SC verdict

Ballia (UP): A special puja for thanking the almighty was performed by residents of Nirbhaya’s native village here as the long awaited Supreme Court verdict came today upholding the death penalty for the four convicts. Locals in Medawar Kala, located on the border of Ballia and Ghazipur, 45 km from the district headquarters, say they […]

Salman's bodyguard appointed for Bieber's security

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera has been roped in to handle the security for the Jio Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour. Shera, whose real name is Gurmeet Singh Jolly, has been considered the most trusted aide of Salman for over 20 years. Informed sources say he will be personally monitoring the security arrangements of […]

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Passenger Trains Are India’s Real Lifeline

We all love trains. All of us have some fond memories of train journeys – even those among us who are unfortunate enough to live in areas yet to be covered under the Railway map. All of us know that Railways is the lifeline of India. But little do we know that away from the […]

Don't wait for 63, fly at 50 pc discount at age of 60 too!

Bhubaneswar:  Sixty-year-old Prahalad Prusty, a retired Government servant from Kendrapara can now increase his frequency to fly as Air India has revised the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounts in air tickets. Official sources said the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets has been revised from 63 years to 60 […]

BJP targets Naveen ahead of State Executive Meet

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up for a two day state executive meet at Baripada from April 22 to chalk out a roadmap to bolster its base in Odisha. And the party has, as usual, kept its agenda to target Naveen led government in the state. Official sources said that the state […]

New office bearers for BJD’s youth and students’ wing

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janta Dal (BJD) on Friday effected changes in various affiliated organisations in a bid to infuse new spirit among the party by replacing several senior leaders. Amaresh Patri was picked as the Biju Yuva Janta Dal (BYJD), the youth wing of the BJD, replacing Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Das […]

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Heat intensifies in Odisha, Titlagarh at 43 deg C

Bhubaneswar: The searing summer heat in Odisha intensified today in many parts of the state and Titlagarh remained the hottest place at 43 degree Celsius. The mercury hovered above 40 degree Celsius in at least 13 places in the state as entire western Odisha and many parts of southern region sizzled in the blistering heat. […]

MCL launches Mobile Apps on CSR, Bill Tracking

Bhubaneswar: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, today launched mobile applications for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and bill tracking system (BTS). Developed in house by the department of Systems, both the applications were launched by A K Jha, Chairman & Managing Director of MCL on the occasion of 26th Foundations Day […]

Youth wanted in Tamando firing incident nabbed

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate police today arrested Bapi Patnaik, the prime accused in the Tamando firing incident in which a youth was killed on the outskirts of the city on March 15. The deceased identified as Abhijit Behera was alleged shot at by Bapi and four others over suspected past rivalry. A special team including special squad […]

OTV Impact: Police begins probe into harassment of girl in moving bus

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police today stepped up investigation into the alleged harassment of a lady journalist in moving bus which has sparked off a debate on how safe is the existing public transport system for the women in the state. Hours after OTV reported the incident, Odisha Government swung into action and ordered for a […]

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Odisha plans to make 22 % of its GPs poverty free

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today decided to initiate planning for eradication of poverty from 1342 gram panchayats out of the total 6234 in the state. Plans would be framed to make 22 per cent of the gram panchayats poverty free in the next two years, official sources said. The proposal for the poverty free gram panchayats […]

Maoists kill 1, release other abducted villager in Rayagada

Rayagada: Maoists killed one of the two persons, whom they had kidnapped in Rayagada district on March 19. The deceased has been identified as Mali Pusika of Salpajla village under Muniguda police limits. The body of Mali was recovered from an isolated place on the outskirts of the village today. Earlier, the Maoists had abducted […]

Daringbadi: Lady Forester found dead under mysterious circumstances

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a lady forester was found dead at her quarters while another youth was rescued in a critical condition from a nearby quarter at Daringbadi today. It is suspected that the youth, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, attempted suicide after killing the lady forester over an alleged love affair. […]

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Strict action against banks for missing crop loan disbursement target: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Warning of dire consequences over not meeting the fiscal Rabi crop loan disbursement target, Cooperation minister Damodar Rout on Thursday asked the cooperative banks to disburse the remaining amount of Rs 2,000 crore by March 31. With the deadline to disburse the Rabi loans ending in March 31, till now the government has been […]

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Opposition seek SEC intervention into poll discrepancies

Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP and Congress brought serious allegations of discrepancies in evaluation of votes during the recent Panchayat Polls while seeking the State Election Commission’s (SEC) intervention into the case during a meeting today. A BJP delegation led by party Vice President Samir Mohanty met the state election commissioner RN Senapati and apprised him of […]

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Kalahandi Dy Labour Commissioner in Vigilance net

Kalahandi: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested district Deputy Labour Commissioner Dinabandhu Adhikari while accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 from a person for releasing ex-gratia funds announced in the name of his deceased brother. As per sources, the labour official was caught red handed while accepting the bribe from Madhusudan Dora Chamapadeipur village of Lanjigarh block […]

Odisha Cabinet approves Real Estate Act

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet has approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, of the Central Government, informed Housing and Urban development minister Pushpendra Singh Deo in a Press Meet here today. Deo said that the Act will bring transparency in the sale and purchase of properties. He informed about formation of a Real […]

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BJP protests poll violence by BJD, scuffle with police

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the poll violence triggered by the ruling BJD in the just concluded Panchayat polls in Odisha, the BJP activists had a scuffle with the police during a rally near the State Assembly in the capital city here today. Talking to media persons, BJP leader Golakh Mohapatra said his party has warned that if […]

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Post poll violence triggers unrest in parts of state

Bhubaneswar: Soon after final phase of three tier panchayat elections concluded, a number of violent activities were reported from across the State on Tuesday. Violence erupted in parts of Jajpur, Khurda, Cuttack and Kendrapara districts after the polls. A group clash took place out following an altercation between members of two families in Kachara Sahi […]

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Three tier security cover for Assembly budget session

Bhubaneswar: A three-tier security cover has been put on place in and around Odisha Assembly in view of the two phase budget session scheduled to begin today, Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania said. The commissioner along with Police DG KB Singh and State Intelligence Director took stock of elaborate arrangements here. Speaking to media […]

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Cong demands CBI probe into Suresh Rout death

Bhadrak: Terming the death of Suresh Rout, a senior Congress leader of Bhadrak district, as a pre-planned murder, the Congress today demanded a CBI probe. “We demand that the police should register a case under section 302 of the IPC and immediately arrest those who are involved in the murder of Rout. Besides, we also […]

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BJP alleges BJD using Govt chopper in poll campaign

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of Odisha BJP met the State Election Commission (SEC) today alleging that the ruling party used helicopter, meant for government work, for panchayat polls campaign. The BJP team alleged that a chopper, which was engaged in Chief Minister’s official duty, was found used by a BJD MP yesterday for campaigning. The saffron […]

Health is not a mere absence of disease: Governor

Bhubaneswar: Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic one becomes. Whether it is stress relief, inner peace, improving immunity and having better health yoga is a proven practice since ancient time, said Governor SC Jamir today. Inaugurating the National […]

Tata Steel constructed Adarsh Vidyalaya inaugurated

Kalinganagar: Sukinda MLA Pritiranjan Ghadai inaugurated Adarsh Vidyalaya (model school) constructed by Tata Steel at Gohirapatuli in Ranipada Panchayat under Danagadi Block in Jajpur district today. Speaking on the occasion, Ghadai said, “Tata Steel always seeks to attain the welfare of the people and it is way ahead of other industries in carrying out CSR […]

CM’s aircraft pushed in 4-wheeler style!

Rourkela: In a major embarrassment to the State government functionaries, the aircraft of the Chief Minister was pushed on the runway at the Rourkela Airport by police personnel in a four-wheeler style on Saturday. After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik disembarked, the aircraft was supposed to leave the runway so that the plane of Vice President […]