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Tag: Paradip

Stage set for Mahanadi Bachao Signature Campaign

Cuttack: Elaborate arrangements are in full swing at a place near Gadakhai Padia in the Millennium city here from where the ruling BJD is scheduled to kick off its Mahanadi Bachao Signature Campaign from Friday. The signature campaign would be inaugurated by the BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik. As per the schedule, senior […]

Paradip murder: Police raids OSL office, freezes bank a/c

Paradip: Six days after a lookout circular for four employees of Mahimananda Mishra-owned Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) was issued in connection with the murder of a private stevedoring company’s general manger here, the police on Thursday raided office of OSL here. Sources said, simultaneous raid was also carried out at the residence of OSL’s executive […]

Man, son-in-law killed in accident in Paradip

Paradip: In a tragic incident, a man and his son-in-law were killed when a truck run over their bike at Hatitanki area here on Saturday morning. The deceased have been identified as Dibakar Parida of Mangarajpur and his son-in-law Benudhar Tarai of Nanukhiania. Following the accident, tension ran high in the locality as locals stage […]

Odisha to lose over Rs 2,000 cr on tax deferment to IOCL

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is set to lose over Rs 2,000 crore in 2016-17 due to deferment of value added tax (VAT) to Indian Oil Corporation’s Paradip oil refinery. The loss to the exchequer will be 11.42 per cent of the commercial tax target of Rs 17,500 crore fixed by the state government for the 2016-17 financial […]

Sec 144 clamped at Paradip port

Paradip: Jagatsinghpur District administration on Wednesday clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC at the port and other sensitive areas in the district over a dispute between intra-port transports dumper unions. Apprehending possible disturbances during stevedoring operations at the Paradip port, the district administration has also deployed 20 platoons of police forces at the port. […]

Harrowing time for passengers, office goers due to bandh

The dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the State Congress today caused a lot of hardships to bus and rail passengers, especially women and children in the State

Supervisor shot at, hospitalised in Cuttack

Tension ran high in the port town here this afternoon after a supervisor of a contractor was shot at by three unidentified miscreants near the construction site of a Plastic Park

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Estuarine crocodile caught from river mouth

Paradip: Local fishermen caught a 5-feet long estuarine crocodile from Jatadhari river mouth today and handed it over to the Forest department today. According to reports, a local fisherman, Shankar Behera, was fishing in the river mouth early this morning when an estuarine crocodile got stuck in his fishing net. Apprehending that the crocodile might […]

240 litres of oil pilfered during transportation

Paradip: Smugglers have allegedly pilfered oil being transported from Indian Oil Corporation here on its way to Kalinga Calciner, a private company. The director of the Kalinga Calciner alleged that the quantity of the oil unloaded was found to be less than what it was during filling. He said oil had been stolen on the […]

Thousands of dead fish found floating in river water at Paradip

Paradip: A day after a large number of dead fish were found floating in Bata river at Balijhara in Paradip leaving the locals worried, officials of the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) collected water samples from the river and sent them for examination to asceretain the large scale death of fish on Sunday morning.

Dama calls Samantray ‘rat’, invites 'insecure' barb

The war of words between Paradip MLA and Excise minister Damodar Rout and Cuttack MLA Debashis Samantray intensified on Sunday with the former calling the latter a 'rat' and Samantray hitting back saying the minister is feeling 'insecure'

2 youths injured Paradip firing

Tension erupted in the town after miscreants opened fire at two youths injuring them near Tarinigada on Sunday night

Man kills wife, surrenders before police

Paradip: In a gruesome act, a man killed his wife and then burnt her body at Biswali village near the port town on Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as Amita Parida. According to sources, Prakash, husband of Amita, strangulated her to death and then burnt the body by pouring kerosene on it in […]

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Centre plans modern cold storage facility in Paradip

Bhubaneswar: Announcing the Centre’s plan to build a modern cold storage in Odisha’s port town of Paradip,Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said it will facilitate export of farm produce as well as ensure their safe storage. “Lack of cold storage has emerged as a major problem for farmers in Odisha. It is essential to […]

IOCL protest: Abhay Sahoo, 3 others arrested

Police on Wednesday arrested Trade Union leader Abhay Sahoo and three others in connection with the agitation staged by hundreds of protesters in front of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) refinery at Paradip

Man, son charred to death in Paradip

Paradip: In a tragic incident, a man and his four-year old son were charred to death at Matha Sahi in Gindikipur area under Kujang block in the district on Friday evening. The deceased have been identified as Sarala Das and his son Badal Das. According to sources, the incident took place when a major fire […]

AIIMS student goes missing in Mahanadi mouth

Paradip: What was meant to be a Sunday outing of fun and frolic turned into a nightmare for a group of six students of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar when one of them went missing while taking bath at Mahanadi river mouth here today. The missing student has been identified as Asil […]

National leaders to attend Biju birth centenary on Mar 5

Paradip: The birth centenary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik will be celebrated in a grand manner here on March 5. The Biju Memorial Trust, which has been celebrating the birthday of the late leader, informed newsmen today at a press meet here that the event will not be a party programme but solely a […]

BJP demands arrest of 2 BJD MLAs over ruckus in Paradip

The politics over the inauguration of IOCL’s Paradip refinery has refused to die down with the BJP today launching a scathing attack on the ruling BJD, demanding arrest of its legislators who allegedly created ruckus during the ceremony

After Paradip, BJP eyes western Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Claimed to have made the IOCL function a great success, the BJP has focussed western Odisha, where a mega farmers rally is going to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 21. “The PM’s farmers’ rally, which is going to be organised in Bargarh, will be the biggest one”, BJP’s Odisha’s in-charge […]

Video shows BJD MLA forced to walk in saffron outfit

Bhubaneswar: A day after the BJP accused the BJD of conspiring to foil the meeting in Paradip on February 7 where Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the IOCL refinery to the nation, an exclusive video footage obtained by OTV today shows Niali BJD MLA Pramod Mallick being forced to walk wearing a saffron cap and uttariya (scarf), part of the BJP attire, by an irate mob of saffron workers wielding lathis.

BJD had planned to foil Paradip meeting: BJP

The BJP today claimed that the ruling BJD leaders had planned to foil the meeting at Paradip during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate the IOCL refinery to the nation yesterday

IOCL ceremony BJP’s ‘party programme': Rout

BJD MLA from Paradip and minister Damodar Rout on Sunday alleged that the BJP had transformed the IOCL function into a party progarmme at Paradip today

BJD, BJP men come to blows near IOCL function venue

Hours before the dedication ceremony of IOCL refinery at Paradip, activists of BJD and BJP had face-offs near the venue for the function and Jagatsinghpur

Naveen credits Biju with IOCL, reiterates SCS demand

Paradip: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today gave credit to former chief minister Biju Patnaik for the setting up of IOCL refinery at Paradip.