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House develops crater; locals observe Talcher bandh protesting mining woes

Talcher: Residents of the town today took to streets and called for a city-wide shutdown protesting mismanagement in mining operations after a house near the town police station suddenly developed a large crater on the floor triggering panic among the locals yesterday night. Hundreds of local residents blocked main roads in the town and staged […]

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Criminal nabbed after police encounter in Talcher

Talcher: A dreaded criminal reportedly involved in several loot cases was nabbed after a police encounter near Lingaraj mines in Talcher of Angul district late last night. The criminal, identified as Badal Rout of Nalagunda village in Bhadrak has sustained bullet injuries in right thigh in the encounter. He was initially rushed to the Talcher […]

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Elderly man murdered by son & grandson for refusing their demand for money

Angul: An 85-year-old man was allegedly murdered by his son and grandson after he refused to give them money in Santhapada village under Talcher police limits in Angul on Sunday. According to sources, the victim Goura Naik had turned down the demand of his 50-year-old son Gangadhar Naik and grandson 19-year-old  Devbrat Naik when they […]

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Odisha teacher canes students for hanging out

Talcher: A teacher of the Govt ITI College in Talcher allegedly chased students and caned them on college premises today for hanging out and chatting together. Students have lodged a complaint at the Talcher Police Station against the concerned teacher. As per the complaint, while a group of students were discussing their demands for an […]

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Heat wave intensifies in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions intensified across Odisha with seven places recording temperature above 40 degrees Celsius today. Titlagarh was the hottest place in Odisha with a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius. Similarly, Bolangir recorded temperature of 41 degrees Celsius, Angul 40.7, Sonepur 40.6, Talcher 40.2, Jharsuguda 40.1 and Malkangiri 40 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, twin […]

Locals block NH after trader killed in accident on NH-53

Dhenkanal: Tension prevailed in Kamakhyanagar after locals blocked the NH-53 protesting the death of a person in a road accident here on Saturday. According to sources, the incident took place today morning near Kamakhyanagar police station when Pushpakant Sahu, a local trader, was hit by a truck from behind on NH-53, killing him on the […]

State assures single window clearance for Talcher fertiliser plant

Talcher: The State government on Thursday agreed to provide necessary support to the Fertiliser Corporation of India for reopening the Talcher plant, which is also expected to boost the economic condition of locals. Talking to mediapersons after a meeting with Chief Secretary AP Padhi, CEO of the Talcher fertiliser plant JS Saini said, “The State […]

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated across State amid religious fervour

Bhubaneswar/Khurda/Talcher: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi was celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the State today. Apart from several pandals that have come up in all cities for celebrations, people almost in every house prayed Lord Ganesh for good health, wealth and prosperity. Educational institutions across the State were no exception with students […]

Uncertainty over medical college in Talcher as MCL contemplates to back out

Talcher: With the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) deciding to step down from management and operational responsibilities of under-construction Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSR), the future of the 500-crore worth project aimed to provide better healthcare facilities for the mining town has become uncertain. In 2008, the MCL had signed a Memorandum of […]

Project for production of methanol from coal in Talcher

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A pilot project for production of methanol from coal, to cut oil import costs and reduce pollution through alternative fuels, will be set up in Talcher by the Central Government. Earlier on Monday, the need for clean fuel that can substitute fossil fuels, cut import cost and is cheap was stressed by Road […]

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Sister of woman claiming to be MLA’s wife moves court

Bhubaneswar: The sister of the woman claiming to be the wife of Talcher MLA Braja Pradhan today appeared before a court stating that she is the direct witness of her sister’s marriage with the legislator. “I am the witness of my sister’s marriage. The wedding was held in both Puri and Bhubaneswar,” she said. After […]

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Mercury dips in several parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A dip in temperature in many areas coupled with a nor’wester brought some respite from the scorching heat in Odisha today, even as the mercury shot up to 40.6 degrees Celsius here. The maximum temperature in Bhubaneswar which stood at 35.8 degrees Celsius yesterday, jumped to 40.6 degree C, while in neighbouring Cuttack the […]

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Scorching heat continues unabated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Scorching heat continued in interior and western Odisha while coastal parts of State also reeled under intense heat wave conditions. Temperature at four places in the State was over 44 degree Celsius yesterday. Angul town recorded the highest temperature of 44.7 degree Celsius, followed by 44.5 degree at Balangir, 44.1 degree at Talcher and […]

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Searing heat in western Odisha, nor'wester respite in coastal

Bhubaneswar: Searing heat persisted in western Odisha with Balangir becoming the hottest place in the state recording 43 degree celsius today, even as a nor’wester brought respite in the coastal region. The mercury breached the 40-degree mark in at least eight places in the state as Titlagarh, also in Balangir district, recorded a maximum temperature […]

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Pollution due to mining engulfs Talcher, locals aggrieved

Talcher: Dust and smoke pollution menace arising out of rampant mining activities in Talcher has put on a demonic form throwing normal life of city denizens out of gear while resulting in different kinds of diseases. As per sources, the Central Pollution Control Board in 2009-10 had earlier identified Talcher-Angul among the critical polluted category […]

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Two school students drown in Brahmani river

Talcher: Two school students drowned while taking bath in Brahmani river at Talcher in Angul district today. The 11th standard students of the DAV School in MCL Jagannath area drowned after being pulled by strong current in the river while taking bath at Paschimeswar Ghat, police said. Also Read: First year engineering student of VSSUT […]

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Police not authorised to register case against Talcher MLA: DCP

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police, which is probing into the harassment allegation against Talcher BJD MLA Braja Kishore Pradhan, today said it cannot register case against the latter as there is no evidence of cognizable offence against him. Talking to media persons here, Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said “We had prepared a station diary and begun […]

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Woman claims to be Talcher MLA’s wife, lodges police complaint

Bhubaneswar: Talcher MLA Braja Kishore Pradhan today landed in controversy after a woman, claimed to be his wife, alleged that she was subjected to physical torture by the lawmaker. The woman also lodged a complaint at Mahila Police Station here alleging that the legislator is refusing to give her social status as wife even after […]

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Vig raid on LPG agency: HC grants interim protection to Dharmendra’s brother

Cuttack: The High Court has extended interim protection from arrest to Soumendra Pradhan, brother of Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, in the vigilance case of cooking gas black marketing. The court will hold the next hearing after two weeks, Soumendra’s counsel Dharanidhar Nayak said. Apprehending arrest, brother of the Union minister had filed an anticipatory bail […]

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Vig raid on gas agency of Dharmendra's brother creates political spat

Bhubaneswar: Political bickering today gained momentum after the vigilance conducted a raid at a gas agency owned by the brother of Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan at Handidhua in Talcher. BJP general Secretary Prithviraj Harichandan demanded the vigilance should not take a wrong step while coming under any pressure. Harichandan alleged, “As […]

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Marginal rise in temperature in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Marginal rise in temperature amid foggy conditions in some parts of Odisha brought respite from the intense cold wave, while Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district became the coldest place in the state today. Dense fog enveloped the skyline over the state capital of Bhubaneswar and surrounding areas during the morning hours leading to poor visibility […]

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Cold wave intensifies further in Odisha; Daringbadi trembles at 4.3 degree C

Bhubaneswar: The severe cold wave has further intensified in Odisha as most parts of the state came under extreme cold wave conditions with mercury dropping to below 10 degrees Celsius in 11 places. According to a Met release this evening, Daringbadi recorded 4.3 degrees, the lowest temperature in the state this year. Apart from Daringbadi, […]

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Cold wave grips Odisha; Phulbani shivers at 6.6 degree C

Bhubaneswar: As predicted by the local Met office here, most parts of Odisha have come under intense cold wave with mercury dipping to below 10 degree Celsius at six places in interior south and western Odisha today. According to a Met release this evening, temperature went down to the lowest in Phulbani at 6.6 degree […]

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Class V student run over by truck in Talcher

Talcher: In a tragic incident, a Class-v student was run over by a truck at Balhar Chhak here this morning. The deceased was identified as Diptesh Behera. The incident took place when he was going to tuition on his bicycle and hit by the truck. Behera died on the spot. Angry over the incident, some […]

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Revival of FCI, Talcher to begin by Nov

Union Fertilizers and Chemicals minister Ananth Kumar today said the process for revival of the fertilizer plant at Talcher would begin by November this year