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Undertrial prisoner attempts suicide in Kujang

Paradip: An undertrial prisoner allegedly attempted suicide by slitting his throat in Samagola Sub-Jail near Kujang on Tuesday. The prisoner, identified as Gopinath Swain, was lodged in the Sub-Jail four days ago for allegedly burning a girl alive. According to reports, after finishing his daily work this morning he took the extreme step and slit […]

Dhamra mishap: DPCL announces 20L ex-gratia to kin of dead labourers

Paradip: Authorities of the Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin of the three labourers who got killed after a coal heap caved in the stockyards here on Tuesday. The decision was taken at a review meeting held by the authorities in presence of […]

Pollution Control Vessel 'Sagar Utkal' successfully launched in Paradip

Paradip: A new oil spill response vessel, ‘Sagar Utkal’, for monitoring the oceonographic activities in Odisha was launched at the Paradip port here on Saturday. The vessel has been dedicated to the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project, in order to patrol the coastal areas of Paradip, Dhamra […]

Farmers block road demanding release of water into Taladanda canal

Tirtol: More than hundred farmers of four panchayats under Raghunathpur block today blocked Cuttack-Paradip road near Jaipur demanding immediate release of water into Taladanda and its branch canals. They alleged that due to lack of water in the canals paddy farming has been affected and repeated pleas to the local administration and Water Resources department […]

Coast Guard officials booked on charges of assault in Paradip

Paradip: In a bizarre incident, three Coast Guard personnel allegedly attacked the owner of a tyre repairing shop here last night. Sources said two officials came to a tyre repairing shop near the Paradip bus stand last night and  started argument with the shop owner Tapas Ranjan Parija for delay in the repair work. After […]

Paradip to be made a smart port, smart city: Nitin Gadkari

Rourkela: Paradip would be developed into a smart port and smart city at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore as part of the Centre’s plan to bring about a speedy development of Odisha, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced today. “The Centre is committed to speedy development of Odisha. While road network is being expanded in […]

Tanker drivers stage dharna demanding reinstatement of a driver

Paradip: As many as 500 tanker drivers transporting petrol, diesel and aviation fuel from Indian Oil Terminal here have staged dharna after a driver was expelled from his job. Irate over the act of the Oil Corporation, the tanker’s association has called a strike in protest and have demanded immediate reinstatement of the fired truck […]

Agitating dumper owners call off dharna in Paradip

Paradip: More than hundred dumper truck owners staging dharna in front of the Seaways Shipping and Logistics office here called off their agitation on Tuesday after getting assurance from the company. Demanding clearance of pending dues for the past six months, the truck owners had gheraoed the Seaways Shipping office following which a discussion was […]

IOCL-truck owners’ petcoke row intensifies

Paradip: The standoff between IOCL and consortium of three regional truck owners’ association over controversy surrounding transportation of petroleum coke (petcoke) from the refinery plant has intensified with the administration deploying four platoons of police on the plant site to prevent any untoward incidents. Hundreds of members of three Paradip Truck Owners’ Association, Jagannath Truck […]

Congress alleges scam in shifting of LNG terminal to Dhamra, demands CBI probe

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Srikant Jena today alleged there was a big scam behind shifting the LNG terminal project from Paradip to Dhamra and giving major stake to a private company, and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. “The LNG Terminal project site was shifted to Dhamra, which was originally slated to be set […]

Coast Guard rescues seven fishermen off Paradip coast

Paradip: After 4 days of floating in deep sea, seven fishermen along with a trawler were rescued by Coast Guard from deep sea off Paradip coast. The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sucheta Kriplani rescued all the stranded fishermen and their fishing boat Nirman-5 after spotting them at around 53 nautical miles deep in the […]

Niti Aayog CEO meets Naveen over CEZ status to Paradip, Dhamra ports

Bhubaneswar: The Centre is mulling to establish three coastal economic zones (CEZs) across the country including one in Odisha which will come up in the combined area of the Paradip and Dhamra ports. In this regard Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant along with his team met the State government officials at the State Secretariat here […]

‘Mora’ effect: Heavy rainfall predicted in coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Coastal districts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 24 hours under the influence of cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ currently 590 km away from the Paradip coast, as per the Regional Meteorological Centre here today. Rains will lash Bhadrak, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts as the cyclonic storm […]

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3 die, 40 hurt in bus mishap in Konark

Konark: In a tragic incident, three were killed and 40 injured when a bus going towards Paradip from Astaranga overturned into a canal near Jiunti Chhak here this morning. Driver and another staff of the bus ‘HariOm’ were among the three persons who died on the accident spot. The injured passengers were rushed to the […]

Mahima Mishra to remain behind bars despite HC breather

Cuttack: Even as the Orissa High Court granted conditional bail to industrialist Mahima Mishra today in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping General Manager Mahendra Swain, he will be remaining in jail as hearing on his bail plea in Cuttack Press Chhak bomb blast is reserved for tomorrow. While granting bail in Mahendra Swain […]

Four killed, 3 injured in separate road mishaps

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal/Paradip: At least four persons were killed and three others, including a three-year-old girl sustained injuries in three separate road accidents in Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal and Paradip today. An elderly man of Patapur Nimapara in Puri district, who had come to see his ailing grandson undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar, was killed when […]

Talks with IOCL remain inconclusive till more discussions

Bhubaneswar: The much awaited talks between the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha government, to resolve the VAT issue, reportedly failed to reach a consensus in New Delhi on Monday, as the officials attending the meeting sought more time to discuss on it. “No decision could be taken at the meeting. We discussed on […]

Bapi Sarkhel tags Dama Rout as conspirator in his arrest

Choudwar: Congress leader and top class contractor Bapi Sarkhel, who had remained behind bars for the last five months in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping general manager Mahendra Swain in Paradip, today alleged that BJD vice-president and minister Damodar Rout is the main conspirator behind his arrest. “My prime political opponent Damodar Rout […]

Seaways GM murder: HC breather to Bapi Sarkhel

Cuttack: After remaining around five months in jail, Congress leader and top class contractor Bapi Sarkhel has finally been granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court, today, in the Seaways Shipping GM Mahendra Swain’s murder case. The court granted him the bail against two bailers and surety of Rs 1 lakh each while directing […]

Miscreants pilfer oil again, damage IOCL pipeline

Paradip: After a brief lull, miscreants have bounced back to steal oil from the pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) again allegedly by damaging the pipes at Neheru Bangala road near the port town today. Following the rupture, oil made its way to the nearby Kaudia creek and fields besides spilling over to the water […]

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Dama Rout, a necessary ‘noise’ for an otherwise silent BJD

Unwittingly or intentionally, Minister Damodar Rout often gets stuck up in the foot-in-mouth syndrome. If not always, the septuagenarian-veteran in the field, is frequently in news for speaking his mind, even if that makes him vulnerable to flaks. On Wednesday, reacting to Agriculture Minister’s statement on CM Naveen Patnaik  considering waiving off farm loan, Rout […]

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Revenue-yielding scrap import to begin in Paradip port

Paradip: Go-ahead signal for carrying out revenue-yielding scrap import operation has been accorded to Paradip port in Jagatsinghpur district. Import of scraps would generate additional revenue for Odisha’s lone major port. An official communication from the union shipping ministry in this regard has been received by us. Scrap import activity would be undertaken shortly, an […]

PPT, Odisha Govt Resolve Water Cess Dispute

Paradip: The Odisha government and the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) have reached out negotiated settlement putting to an end the 23-year-long dispute over water cess. “The Long pending water charges issue with the state government has been resolved. Points of differences regarding an outstanding sum amounting to Rs 60 crore regarding the water cess have […]

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Paradip industrial hub under pollution scanner

Bhubaneswar/Paradip: With Paradip fast emerging as a major petro-chemical hub, the state government has begun an environment impact assessment of areas lying close to the industrial zone in a bid to attempt to sustain ambient surroundings. The government has laid emphasis on environment control measures as Paradip is fast striding towards massive industrialisation. With the […]

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12-year-old girl drowns in Paradip Port club swimming pool

Paradip: Tragedy struck at the posh officers’ club of Paradip Port Trust after a 12 -year-old girl met watery grave at the swimming poll of the club. The victim has been identified as Aparna Priyadarsahi, a class six student of a local school. Ironically the mishap took place when she was learning swimming in the […]