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Fisherman's body recovered from Paradip sea; Coast Guard orders board of enquiry

Balasore: The body of a boat driver was retrieved by Indian Coast Guard during patrolling in deep Paradip sea. The deceased has been identified as Mayadhar Mallik of Naranpur area under Simulia police limits in Balasore district. Though the exact reason behind the boat driver’s death is yet to be ascertained, family members and president […]

Agency engaged in IOCL refinery threatened by farmers' outfit

Paradip: The manager of a contractual agency engaged for maintenance works in IOCL refinery in Paradip has accused Jamihara Krushak Ekta Manch of issuing threats. The complainant, Debashish Khatua, Manager of Prabha Engineering Private Limited alleged that he was threatened by the members of the outfit who demanded employment for 35 persons and a payment […]

Beneficiaries in Paradip allege irregularities in PDS

Jagatsinghpur: Massive irregularities were alleged by beneficiaries in supply of rice, wheat and kerosene under the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Jagannath colony of Paradip. As per the charges, beneficiaries have been getting less quantity of the ration supplies than actual quota. Moreover, they have to walk two kms to reach the centre to fetch […]

Traffic woes leave Paradip residents in distress

Paradip: In the absence of traffic personnel, travelling on the roads of Paradip has turned out to be a nightmare for commuters, thanks to the local authorities. Residents in the port town continue to face acute traffic problems due to shortage of staff and alleged mismanagement by the concerned authorities. “Many a times we see […]

3 killed, 2 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Paradip/Angul/Paralakhemundi: As many as three persons were killed while two others sustained critical injuries in three separate road mishaps in Jagatsinghpur, Angul and Gajapati districts on Tuesday. In Jagatsinghpur, a biker was killed after being hit by a truck at Tarinigadanear Paradip. The deceased was identified asPramod Das of nearby Chakradharpur village. Following the mishap, […]

Cops’ civil dress makes them criminal suspects, receive raw deal from public

Paradip: In an unheard of incident, a team of Andhra Pradesh police had to face public wrath when it had gone to arrest a person in connection with a cheque bounce case at Paradipgarh here in the district. They were carrying a warrant against the accused. As the cops arrived in the village in plain […]

Damodar Rout, Pratap Jena engage in war of words on stage

Paradip: A war of words broke out between senior leader Damodar Rout and State Health Minister & BJD spokesperson Pratap Jena during the inauguration ceremony of Kalinga Baliyatra in Paradip yesterday. During the ceremony, Rout took a dig at the State minister, who was also present on the dais. “I thank Jena babu for coming […]

Paradip IOCL refinery workers launch indefinite strike

Paradip: Demanding fulfilment of various demands, hundreds of workers of the IOCL refinery in Paradip resorted to an indefinite strike in front of the main gate of the refinery today. Holding banners and black flags, the workers under the aegis of Paradip-Ersama Industrial Workers’ Union (PEIWU) sloganeered against the IOCL authorities and staged protest, pressing […]

1 killed, another critical in road accident near Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: One person lost his life while another suffered critical injuries in a road accident near Athanga on Jagatsinghpur-Paradip road yesterday night. The deceased has been identified as Bibekanand Das and the injured person is Jyotiranjan Sathua. According to sources, both of them were returning to their village from Cuttack on a bike yesterday night […]

Paradip refinery workers launch protest over various demands

Paradip: Demanding fulfillment of various demands, the Paradip Ersama Industrial Workers’ Union (PEIWU) staged protest by waving black flags before IOCL’s administrative office today. “We have been long demanding the fulfillment of our demands. The management has been delaying and denying us citing one reason or other. Today’s protest is against the callous attitude of […]

Hooliganism of sarpanch’s husband caught on CCTV, FIR lodged

Paradip: In a shocking incident at Khosalapur village in Kujanga block of Jagatsinghpur, shopkeepers and women were allegedly beaten up by the local sarpanch’s husband for failing to attend a Mahila Mahasamabesh organised by the ruling-BJD in September. “The sarpanch’s husband along with some men had come and ransacked my house. I was also chased […]

ICGS ‘Vijaya’ Joins Coast Guard Fleet At Paradip

Paradip: The Indian Coast Guard’s capabilities and its presence off Odisha coast was augmented with the arrival of ‘Vijaya’, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), at the Paradip port on Thursday. The ship was received by Coast Guard DIG Rakesh Makwana. As per reports, ‘Vijaya’ will help in strengthening maritime security along Odisha coastline. Besides, the […]

Paradip drowning case: Body of missing KV student found

Paradip: Body of a student, who went missing yesterday in the sea in Paradip during a cleaning programme near the beach, was recovered today. The deceased has been identified as Anshuman Das, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, whose body was fished out near Hanuman mandir. Yesterday, two other students were rescued in critical condition. Reportedly, […]

Locals protest public hearing on expansion of Paradip Port

Paradip: The locals of Paradip opposed the public hearing on the proposed expansion and infrastructural development of the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) citing it to be a threat to the environment of the seaport town. A public hearing was organised by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) here on Saturday to get environment clearance for […]

Stranded Odisha fishermen rescued by Indian Coast Guard

Paradip: Fourteen fishermen stranded in the turbulent sea off Paradip shore were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard yesterday. According to sources, 14 fishermen in two boats had gone into the deep sea on September 20, 2018. But the onset of cyclone DAYE rendered it impossible for the fishermen to return. Thereafter their two boats […]

Locals block Paradip oil terminal road

Paradip: Vehicular traffic on the road leading to Paradip oil terminal was affected today as residents of Bauria Palanda staged a road blockade demanding compensation for losses incurred due to incessant rain. According to sources, trucks and tankers going towards depots of different oil companies in Paradip could not reach their destination on account of […]

Fish lovers rejoice amid plummeting Hilsa prices

Paradip: Fish lovers in Paradip are having a gala time as prices of Hilsa have seen a significant drop in last two days and the markets are now teeming with customers. A few days back, Hilsa fish, which was being sold at Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 per kilogram in the district is now being […]

Thousands of dead fishes found floating in river in Paradip

Paradip: In a shocking incident thousands of dead fishes were found floating on Sahara Matsyadia river in Paradip today.  Though the exact reason behind the death of the fishes is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that water pollution could be the cause. Soon after the news was reported in media, members of the […]

Damodar Rout ‘ring leader’ of crime syndicate in Paradip: Bibhu Tarai

Bhubaneswar: At a time when political mudsling is already on over gangster Tito links, senior Congress leader Bibhu Prasad Tarai today spewed venom against senior BJD leader Damodar Rout and own party leader Bapi Sarkhel. Accusing Rout of shielding persons with criminal background, Tarai demanded for a High Court-monitored special investigation team probe. “Damodar Rout […]

Truck falls into Mahanadi River in Paradip, driver missing

Paradip: A truck skidded off a bridge and fell into the Mahanadi near Bhutamundai here today. Driver of the truck identified as Ajit Mandal hailing from the Udayabat area  in Paradip is missing after the incident. According to reports, the mishap occurred when the truck en-route to Chandikhole from Paradip hit the left railing of […]

2 separate rape case accused commit suicide in Odisha

Bhadrak/Paradip:  As many as 2 cases of suicide by rape accused were reported from separate places in Odisha today. In Bhadrak, a man allegedly committed suicide today after raping a minor girl in Dhamnagar town. According to sources, the man raped a minor girl who was returning from her tuition class yesterday evening. A day […]

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Retrenched workers continue stir for second day in Paradip

Paradip: After braving harsh weather conditions for an entire night under open sky, the retrenched workers of Cargill India Company and their families today continued their protest before the main gate of Adani Wilmar Ltd in Paradip on Thursday. Efforts made by the district administration to resolve the dispute on Wednesday evening, failed to yield […]

Retrenched labourers stage protest demanding reinstatement to jobs in Paradip

Paradip: Retrenched labourers of Cargill India Company in Paradip today staged protest outside the company demanding reinstatement to their jobs. As per reports, the Cargill refinery plant, which was set up in 2004, had employed hundreds of workers. However, the company shut down its operations in 2006 citing transport-related issues. Though a few months back […]

9 years on, sunken 'Black Rose' still a threat to environment, fishermen

Bhubaneswar: The wreckage of MV Black Rose that capsized off Odisha coast near Paradip is still lying unattended even after nine years of the mishap. The sunken ship is yet to be dismantled and it appears that authorities ‘lack interest’ to remove the wreckage of the ship. As the salvage operation of the wreckage of […]

Mentally-challenged man stabs CISF personnel in Paradip

Paradip: A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel was stabbed by a mentally-challenged man at Sandakuda area in Paradip of Jagatsinghpur district, Friday. As per sources, the injured CISF personnel identified as Parsuram Ojha had visited a stall to get some tiffin when the mentally-challenged man attacked him with a knife. Ojha was first rushed […]