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We're not fighting for just water, we are fighting for life of Mahanadi: CM

Paradip: In a show of strength ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Odisha visit tomorrow, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik criticized Central government’s silence on the ongoing Mahanadi dispute with Chhattisgarh at the valedictory programme of Mahanadi Suraksha Abhiyan at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district here on Friday. It is unfortunate the way the BJP-led government […]

Birds get artificial habitat in Paradip town

  Paradip: An artificial habitat has been created in Paradip for birds in front of Paradip Seamens Club by NGO Adarsh Prayash. The aim of this unique project is to provide shelter, food and water to birds that have lost their habitat due to construction of port, industrialisation and deforestation. As a part of the […]

Man killed daughter, 3 grandchildren; dumped bodies in Mahanadi: Police

  Paradip: Five days after bodies of a woman and her 3 children were found floating in Mahanadi River near Kujang in Paradip; police have arrested the accused, who happens to be the father of the murdered woman. According to the police, the accused, Akshay Sethi, in a bid to pocket Rs 3 lakh received […]

Bodies of woman, 3 children found floating in Mahanadi

Paradip: In a heart-wrenching incident, bodies of four persons of a family were found floating in Mahanadi River near Shani Mandir of Jagnnathpur village in Paradip today. The deceased have been identified as the family members of Ananta Sethi, who had died in an accident a few days back. According to sources, bodies of Ananta’s […]

Farmers stage protest in front of Paradip refinery

Paradip: Farmers who have lost their land staged protest in front of Paradip oil refinery today demanding permanent jobs. In an overnight mass protest under the banner of ‘Jamihara Krushak Ekta Manch,’ the farmers and their family members staged demonstration in front of the refinery, holding utensils. According to sources, even though the protests began […]

Airport to be set up at Paradip: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: With Paradip emerging as a major industrial hub, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday informed that an airport will set up in the port town. Speaking to the media, after a meeting with Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Pradhan said that there is need to develop the region and it would remain incomplete […]

Displaced locals stage road blockade, demand jobs

Paradip: Members of the Handia Gramya Suraksha Samiti today staged a road blockade at the Essar steel factory near Paradip demanding fulfillment of their seven point charter of demands. The demands included recruitment, resettlement and compensation for the locals displaced by the project. Following the protests, employees and workers of the plant were left stranded […]

Dead Fish Pile Up At Bata River In Paradip

Paradip: Locals on Monday were shocked to find over hundreds of dead fish floating across Bata river at Balijhara village in Paradip. The locals alleged they have collected at least two tonnes of dead fishes from the river, reports said. Though the exact reason behind the death of the fishes is yet to be ascertained, […]

Paradip man ties knot with transgender

Paradip: While ample incidents of stigmatisation continue to surface, Saroj Sahu of Rangiagada village in Paradip has set an example by getting married to a transgender, Kinnar Mama of Ramachandipada in Jagatsinghpur district. The marriage was solemnised amid cheerful celebrations with people belonging to the Third Gender (TG) community also taking part along with the […]

Odisha seeks Korean investment for Paradip PCPIR

New Delhi: The Odisha government has invited Korean companies to invest in the Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) at Paradip, an official said on Tuesday. The official said it is an ideal destination for companies in the petroleum, chemicals and plastics sectors globally to invest and grow. “The PCPIR at Paradip offers multiple […]

Avian flu: Central team takes stock of situation in Paradip

Paradip: With the government issuing alert over H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in Paradip, a four-member team of Union Health Ministry led by Dr Leena Bandyopadhyay started assessment of the ground zero scenario in flu-hit areas on Tuesday. The team visited the affected areas in the port town and held discussions on the action taken with […]

Avian flu: Ban on poultry sale for three months in Paradip

Paradip/Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today imposed a ban of three months on poultry sale and farming in bird flu affected Paradip. Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Secretary Vishal Gagan informed mediapersons, “Restrictions have been imposed on poultry sale and farming in Paradip area for three months.” He added two blood samples of chicken tested positive for […]

Bird flu confirmed in Paradip

Paradip: An outbreak of avian influenza, also called bird flu, has been reported from the port township after samples collected from different poultry farms and the dead crows tested positive for the H5N1 virus. The veterinary officials had collected samples from poultry outlets and sent them to Animal Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) for examination after […]

Truck falls off bridge into Mahanadi; driver, helper missing

Paradip: The driver and the helper of a truck are still missing after the vehicle fell off a bridge over Mahanadi river near Bhutamundai in Paradip late last night. Personnel of the Kujang fire brigade unit and the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) launched a rescue operation this morning after receiving information. Till last […]

BJP leader attacked
Paradip circle BJP president injured in deadly attack

Paradip: Unidentified miscreants attacked BJP’s Paradip circle president, Kailash Sahu near Madhuban Cabin market in Paradip late Wednesday night. As per sources, Kailash Sahu, a lawyer by profession, was closing his own chamber near Madhuban Cabin Market when he heard some inebriated miscreants creating ruckus in the locality. When Sahu objected and asked them to […]

Paradip Oil Refinery workers launch indefinite stir

Paradip: Over a hundred workers of the IOCL Paradip Oil Refinery unit today resorted to an indefinite dharna in front of main gate of the unit pressing for fulfillment of a 10-point charter of demands, including minimum wage of Rs 18,000 per month. Holding banners and black flags, the workers under the aegis of Paradip […]

Women up the ante, ransack illegal liquor shop

Paradip: A group of women demolished an illegal liquor shop at Sukhuakhala slum in Paradip today, alleging that the outlet created disturbances in their area. They also broke hundreds of liquor bottles stocked in the shop. Police rushed to the spot and pacified the irate women. The women alleged that consumption of liquor had led […]

Minor girl gang raped in Paradip

Paradip: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by two youths of Pitambarpur in Jagatsinghpur district, police said. Though the incident had occurred on January 17, the matter came to light after the victim’s family lodged a complaint with Paradip Lock police station on Saturday night. According to reports, two youths –Badal Samantray and Mitu […]

Paradip truck scooter accident
Man loses legs after being hit by truck in Paradip

Paradip: In an unfortunate incident, two persons were critically injured after a truck hit the two-wheeler they were riding near Nilachal market under Bhutamundai in Paradip Tuesday night. The legs of one of the injured have been severed in the mishap. As per sources, the accident occurred at around 9 pm when a coal- laden […]

Dreaded criminal injured in police encounter; 2 others abscond

Paradip: A dreaded criminal was injured while two others managed to escape during a police encounter near Plastic Park here today. The injured identified as Suryakant Swain of Alipingal village was later admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. Acting on a tip-off, Paradip Additional SP and Lock Police Station IIC chased the […]

Mob disrupts Tarang Parivar Awards rehearsals in Paradip

Paradip: Tension prevailed after a mob claiming to represent a local politician created ruckus and disrupted rehearsals for Tarang Parivar Awards ceremony at Paradip on Tuesday. As per eye witnesses, the incident occurred at around evening when the artistes of Tarang were busy preparing for the award ceremony scheduled to be held at Paradip tomorrow. […]

Dharmendra Pradhan
Paradip soon to be energy gateway: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated the Petrochemical Investors Conclave 2017 in Bhubaneswar with an aim to attract investors towards Petroleum and Plastic Industries. The conclave themed, ‘Purvodaya – The Dawn of New Investment Opportunities’, aimed at providing them a platform to interact with the business leaders. Speaking at the event, Pradhan stressed on […]

paradip port
Seven major ports post 3.24% growth during April-September

New Delhi: Seven major ports of the country, including Paradip, Chennai, Cochin and New Mangalore, recorded a growth rate of 3.24 per cent during April-September 2017, an official statement said on Wednesday. The ports recording a growth of 3.24 per cent together handled 326.4 MT cargo during the April-September 2017 period as against 316.1 MT […]

Indian Oil pays Rs 2,935 cr VAT to Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: Indian Oil has paid Rs 2,935 crore to the Odisha government towards value added tax (VAT) for Paradip Refinery, said a statement on Tuesday. The oil company has paid the tax for the period between November 2015 — when the refinery commenced commercial operations — and July 2017. The development was a follow up […]

HC dismisses Mahima Mishra’s habeas corpus petition

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed by business tycoon Mahima Mishra alleging illegal detention by police in connection with Paradip Tarinigoda firing and Cuttack Press Chhak bombing cases. Mishra who is the founder and managing director of Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL), a stevedore giant of the country, was arrested […]