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Covid 19 Cases in India Falls below 6 lakhs for the first time after 85 days

New Delhi: India has achieved a significant milestone in its fight against Covid 19. The active cases have fallen below 6 lakhs for the first time in nearly three months (85 days). India has registered 5.94 lakh active cases today the lowest since 6th August that had registered 5.95 lakh cases. Presently the active cases […]

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Gurugram Man Arrested for forging input tax credit of around Rs 392 crore

New Delhi: The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) Gurugram Zonal Unit (GZU), Haryana has arrested one Kabir Kumar, resident of New Delhi on charges of creating and operating fictitious firms on forged documents and passing fake input tax credit by way of issuance of invoices without any actual receipt or supply of goods or […]

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Odisha: Bhubaneswar Hosts Seminar on “Mission 1000 Startups”

Bhubaneswar: On the sidelines of MSME Trade Fair-2017 and Entrepreneurship Week being held here between March 5 to 11 in Bhubaneswar, a seminar session on “Mission 1000 Startups” was held today at the Conference Hall of IDCO Exhibition Ground. L.N. Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, MSME highlighted the implementation of the Startup Policy and also outlined […]

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Bhubaneswar Traffic Chaos; Not Cops but Administration to Blame

Driving through the roads in Bhubaneswar during peak hours can be a nightmare for any sane driver. On the contrary it can be a sail through for those who don’t follow traffic rules. But this is reality so far as the traffic of the capital city Bhubaneswar is concerned. Though the traffic police are supposed […]

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BCCI Announces Team for First two Tests against Australia

Mumbai: The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) retained the Indian squad that played against Bangladesh. The All-India Senior Selection Committee met on February 14 to pick the India Cricket Team for the first two Test matches of the four-match Paytm Test series against Australia. The team is as follows: Virat Kohli (Captain), M […]

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OCA Announces Domestic Cricket Tournaments to be held from March 26

Cuttack: The newly formed working committee of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) met here under the chairmanship of Dhiren Pallai at Barabati Stadium on February 14 and finalised the dates of the domestic tournaments in Odisha, which would be held from March 26 to May 17, 2017. OCA decided that all matches of the four […]

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ISRO’s Feat as PSLV-C37 Successfully Launches 104 Satellites in a Single Flight

New Delhi: ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37), in its thirty ninth flight, successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites today on February 15 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of PSLV. The total weight of all the 104 satellites […]

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LPG Customers to get a Discount for On-Line Payment of Refill Cylinders

New Delhi: The Oil Marketing Companies, IndianOil, BPCL and HPCL offer a discount of Rs 5/- on every LPG refill to all LPG customers who will book and pay for their LPG cylinders online. Customers can make payment through existing online modes such as net banking, credit and debit cards at the time of web-booking […]

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Odisha: Tickets put on Sale On-line for the Jan 19 Ind vs Eng Cuttack ODI

Cuttack: Over 8,000 tickets have been put on sale on-line from January 2 for the January 19 One Day International match between India and England which is scheduled to be played at Barabati stadium in Cuttack. The tickets are on sale till Jan 15 at http://get2thegames.com. The Orissa Cricket Association had earlier decided to sell […]

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Agni-IV Nuclear Capable Missile test fired successfully off Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar: Agni-IV, the surface-to-surface with nuclear missile capability was successfully test fired from the Abdul Kalam Island also known as Wheelers Island off the Odisha coast at 11:50 am on Monday. The 20-metre long missile which weighs around 17 tonnes has the capability to strike at a distance of 4000 kilometres. Developed indigenously by the […]

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Major Cities National State

Union Road Transport Ministry Reviews Progress of National Highways in Odisha

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways on Thursday reviewed the work progress of the National Highways in Odisha. In a meeting with the Odisha Government’s representative, the state of the existing highways totalling 4,847 kms was reviewed. Besides the review of above stretch, Highways totalling 1,789 kms for which DPR is under preparation, […]

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Madhusmita Behera to Lead Odisha Woman’s Team in T20 League

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Woman’s team all rounder Madhusmita Behera will lead the state team in the Senior Women’s Elite Group-B T-20 League to be held at Jamshedpur from January 2 to 6, 2017. Odisha will play their other three league matches against Madhya Pradesh, Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh on January 3, 5 and 6 respectively. Former […]

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Odisha’s Poonam Nayak Selected for East Zone U-19 team

Bhubaneswar: Odia lass Poonam Nayak has been included in the 15-member East Zone team for the BCCI Inter-Zonal Under-19 Women Two-day League. Tanushree Sarkar will lead the team which includes six from Bengal, four from Jharkhand, two each from Tripura and Assam and one from Odisha. The league is scheduled to be held at Vijayawada […]

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District Major Cities Politics State

Odisha Panchayat Polls from Feb 13, Model Code of Conduct in Force

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Election Commission today declared the dates for 3-tier panchayat general elections for Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads to be conducted in five phases to begin on February 13, 2017. The State Election Commissioner R N Senapati informing the media persons here said the polls will be conducted in five […]

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Campus Major Cities Politics State

BJB College Autonomous College Declared Sine Die after Campus Violence

Bhubaneswar: One of Odisha’s premier colleges BJB Autonomous College has been in news for all the wrong reasons over the past few months. Violence, protests and unruly incidents in the college campus has made matters worse for which reason BJB College was closed sine die on Monday here in Bhubaneswar. According to an office order […]

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International Major Cities National State Technology

Nuclear Capable Agni-V Successfully Test Fired off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: Agni-V, the surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile was test fired from launch pad no 4 at 11.05 am on Monday from Wheelers island also know as Abdul Kalam Island in Bhadrak district of Odisha as reported by various government sources. The 17 meter long missile and 2 metre in width has been developed by […]

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Odisha: BJP-BJD Clash during 12-Hour Bhubaneswar Bandh

Bhubaneswar: During the 12-Hour Bhubaneswar bandh called by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unprecedented scenes were witnessed when Biju janata Dal (BJD) party workers took to streets on motorcycles in a rally and clashed with the BJP party workers at the station square in the city centre. Police had to take resort to mild lathi charge […]

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Odisha: Government Gears up for Panchayat Polls

Bhubaneswar: In view to the upcoming panchayat polls early next year the State government on Wednesday issued a notification through the Panchayati Raj department informing all Zilla Parishads in the state to elect members of the Parishad. As per the notification of the Panchayati Raj department, it says “In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule-3 […]

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India Retains No.1 Test Team Rank of 2016 after Test and Series Win against England

Mumbai: Indian Cricket team ended with a positive note in 2016 claiming the No. 1 rank in the ICC Test team ranking. After today’s win and 4-0 series victory against England in the 5-match series helped India gain five points and they have moved to 120 points in the last Test team rankings update of […]

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Odisha: BJP Calls for a 12-Hour Bhubaneswar Bandh on Dec 21 over Mayor “Sex Scandal”

Bhubaneswar: The district unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a 12-hour Bhubaneswar bandh on December 21 demanding a probe over Bhubaneswar Mayor, Anant Narayan Jena’s alleged “sex scandal” tape and alleged role in the mysterious death of an engineering student. Addressing a press meet at the state BJP headquarters the Bhubaneswar district […]

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Odisha: Encroachments a Menace for the Smart City Bhubaneswar

It is not possible for a chief minister of a state to keep track of what is happening in every nook and corner of the city he lives in. But if the officials of the local Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and also the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) don’t enforce the rules and laws; it ultimately […]

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Odisha Restricted to 152 runs by Jharkhand on Opening Day of Group-B Ranji Trophy

Bhubaneswar: Odisha was restricted to 152 runs on the opening day by Jharkhand in their last Group-B Ranji Trophy match at St Xavier’s College Ground in Trivandrum here on Thursday. In reply, Jharkhand were nine for no loss at the draw of stumps. Earlier in the day Jharkhand won the toss and selected to field. Spinners […]

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Odisha: Student’s Congress Wing Level Sex Scandal Charges against Bhubaneswar Mayor

Bhubaneswar: The Student’s Congress Wing levelled serious charges against Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Anant Narayan Jena by alleging his involvement in a sex scandal here on Thursday. Student Congress student wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) State Unit President Itish Pradhan made the video available to the media and demanded a CBI inquiry […]

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Economy Finance Major Cities Politics State

Odisha State Plan Expenditure in Current Fiscal Increases by 21%

Bhubaneswar: In a review of the fiscal performance of the State it was determined that Plan expenditure up to November, 2016 during the current fiscal has increased around 21% over the same period of the last fiscal. It was revealed in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A P Padhi and others attending the meeting […]

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Agriculture District Economy State

Odisha State Government to Credit 100% Argi-Insurance Money to Farmers’ Account

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary A P Padhi recently directed to Credit the entire argi-insurance money to the bank account of the farmers during a district wise review meeting through video conference here at the Bhubaneswar Secretariat. Padhi also wanted to ensure 100% disbursement maximum within 15 days. Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan also advised the banks […]

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Shami and Saha Ruled out of Chennai Test says BCCI

Mumbai: The BCCI medical team on Monday confirmed that Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha are ruled out of the fifth Test of the Paytm Test Series-2016 starting on December 16, 2016, against England in Chennai. Shami has soreness in his right knee and has been advised rest and rehabilitation. He will be […]

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195 Apartments to be Demolished in Bhubaneswar Informs Urban Development Minister

Bhubaneswar: In a written reply in the Odisha State Assembly Urban Development minister, Pushpendra Singhdeo on Friday informed that as many as 195 illegal apartments in State Capital Bhubaneswar will be demolished. In the detailed reply the minister has informed that 1415 apartments and high rises have been approved by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) […]

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England U-19 Cricket Team to Tour India in Jan 2017

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and England Cricket Board on Friday announced the schedule for the upcoming Under-19 One-day and four-day series to be held in India in the months of January-February, 2017. India will host England for 5 one-day & 2 four-day games. The schedule is as follows – […]

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OHRC Serves Notice to Sundargarh SP over Black Stoll Incident

Bhubaneswar: The Sundargarh district Superintendent of Police (SP) Nikhil Kanodia was issued notice by Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thurday and a report was sought over the black stoll incident which not only led to an uproar in the assembly and across the State but also embarrassed the ruling State government. Admitting the complaint […]

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Crime District State

Dhenkanal Rape Accused Arrested; Victim Shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The accused of the gruesome rape incident which took place in Dhenkanal has been arrested by the local police on Thursday. According to sources police is questioning the accused Sibashis Mohanty, who also happens to be the lover of the young girl and was alleged by the victim of having raped her. The accused […]

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State Government Undertakes Credit Rating of AMRUT Mission Cities in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Credit Rating process for the first time was carried out in the 9 Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) cities of Odisha to assess the creditworthiness and how to improve the status by overcoming the deficiencies so that a potential investor have confidence in making long term investment. Since Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) […]

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CM Expresses Shock over Stoll/”Odhani” Removal Incident in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Legislative Assembly today faced unruly scenes over the issue of black stoll removing incident. After the incident came to light the Opposition members have been demanding apology and statement from CM. Even the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women activists on December 6 staged a state-wide protest wearing black sarees. Today, the BJP […]

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ISRO’s PSLV-C36 Launches RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

New Delhi: ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C36) on its thirty-sixth flight successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite today morning on December 07, 2016, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty seventh consecutively successful mission of PSLV. The lift-off took place at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch […]

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Winter Session of Odisha legislative Assembly Begins with Disruption

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of of Odisha Legislative Assembly began with disruptions from the main opposition Congress party. Noisy scenes were witnessed as the Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati with other Opposition legislators stormed to the well of the assembly demanding suspension of question hour. Justifying the disruption the leader of the opposition Narasingh Mishra […]

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Toll Collection to Resume on National Highways from Midnight Dec 2

Old Rs 500 notes to be accepted till midnight of December 15, but only for purchase of FASTags and where toll fee exceeds Rs 200.  Highway users being encouraged to carry adequate change , make use of electronic payment systems  New Delhi: According to a press briefing by the union government the collection of toll […]

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Odisha: Hi-tech Group Properties to be Confiscated Orders State Government

Bhubaneswar: After the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch had seized the properties of the Hi-Tech Group and recommended confiscation, the Finance department of the Odisha State government on Wednesday ordered the confiscation of properties belonging to the Hi-Tech Group in connection with fraud committed in land deals. Among the properties seized […]

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Security Arrangements Reviewed Ahead of Winter Session of Odisha Legislative Assembly

Bhubaneswar: In view of the upcoming winter session of Odisha Legislative Assembly the Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh and Director (Intelligence) Sunil Roy on Wednesday reviewed the security arrangements. According to sources a three tier security arrangements have been put in place to avert any eventuality when the house will be in session. […]

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Odisha: BJD Holds Mahila Samavesh; CM Patnaik Promises to Strengthen Women Economically

Bhubaneswar: Four days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a “Jan Jagran Maha Samavesh” in Bhubaneswar, the Naveen Patnaik led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government here today on Tuesday held a State-level ‘Mahila Samavesh’ under the Panchayati Raj Department to woo voters prior to the upcoming panchayat elections early next year. Addressing the gathering Chief […]

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Odisha: Preparatory Meeting Held for Jan 19 ODI at Barabati Stadium Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: A preparatory meeting for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) cricket match against England to be played on January 19, 2017 at Barabati Stadium was held at Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) office on Tuesday. RDC A. B. Otta chaired the meeting in presence of officials from the Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) and other senior […]

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Odisha: Special Court Orders 5 years Sentence to Chit Fund Company MD

Bhubaneswar: In the first conviction of ongoing chit funds cases the Special Chit Fund court in Cuttack on Tuesday sentenced the Managing Director of Shirdi Sai Real Estate Private Limited chit fund company to 5 years jail term. Prakash Chandra Panda, MD of the chit fund firm along with 5 years of jail and ordered […]

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District Health Major Cities National State

Roadmap for Fire Safety Measures at Hospitals after Fire Broke out in SUM Hospital in Odisha

New Delhi: The Minister of State Health & Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste stated in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here on Tuesday that though health is a State subject and as such no such information is maintained centrally. However, there are news reports of some fire incidents in hospitals in various States. […]

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District National State Technology

Odisha: Modern RFID Access Control System Introduced at Paradip Port

New Delhi: Paradip Port has taken a step forward with introduction of the modern Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Access Control System for controlling and tracking the entry and exit of vehicular as well as human traffic into and out of its prohibited area. The implementation of the system was done as per the directives of […]

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Sisir Behera to Replace Soumya Sourav in Odisha U-19 Cricket Team

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) announced a replacement in the State U-19 Cricket team for the third round match the Cooch Behar Trophy Group-C league match to be played against Chhattisgarh from Nov 28 to Dec 1, 2016 at the Ravenshaw University Ground. Sisir Behera will replace Soumya Sourav Kumar the squad of the […]

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Injured Hardik Pandya Released from Indian Test Squad for Treatment

Mumbai: Prior to the fourth Test match of the Paytm Test series against England to be held in Mumbai from December 8, 2016 the BCCI medical team confirms that India all-rounder Hardik Pandya sustained a blow on his right shoulder during a training session in Mohali. He has been released from the Indian Test team […]

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Odisha among 14 Coastal Economic Zone identified under Sagarmala

New Delhi: Odisha is among fourteen Coastal Economic Zones (CEZ) identified along the coastline of the country in the National Perspective Plan for the Sagarmala programme. According to a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandavia on Monday, these CEZs are aimed at promoting development of […]

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“Raahgiri” Back in New Avatar as “Bhubaneswar Pathotsav”

Bhubaneswar: Come tomorrow on Sunday “Raahgiri” will be back in a new Avatar called “Bhubaneswar Pathotsav”. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena informed the media persons here on Saturday. According to Jena, “Bhubaneswar Pathotsav” will commence again on Janpath stretching from Ram Mandir to Master Canteen roundabout from 7 am to 10 am […]

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International Major Cities National Politics State

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Passes Away at 90

New Delhi: Fidel Castro former Cuban leader died at the age of 90. Cuban President Raul Castro and brother of Fidel Castro announced the death of Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences […]

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Union Government Forms SPV for Bullet Train Project

New Delhi: According to information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday, a Special Purpose Vehicle, namely, National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC) has been formed in February, 2016 to implement Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor project. The […]

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Odisha: BJP President Amit Shah Slams BJD Govt at a Rally in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Friday slammed the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha for failing to provide basic needs to the common man of the State. Speaking at a rally named Jan Jagran Maha Samavesh here in Bhubaneswar, Shah was critical of the BJD government by questioning […]

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Prime Minister Modi Seeks Citizen View on Demonitisation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an appeal through his twitter handle to the people of India to participate in a survey on Narendra Modi App and register their views on the step taken on demonitisation by the Government on 08th November. Prime Minister Modi sought the view of the citizens on […]

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Odisha Govt Files a Petition on Formation of Tribunal over the Mahandi River Water Issue

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in New Delhi on Monday. Talking to the reporters after the meeting he said that the state government has filed a complaint petition before the Ministry under Section 3 of Interstate River Dispute Act for formation of tribunal and direction to Chhattisgarh government […]

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India beat England by 246 runs, Up by 1-0 in 5 Match Series

Bhubaneswar: India beat England by 246 runs in the second cricket Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Brief Scores: India: 455 & 204 England: 255 & 158 all out in 97.3 overs (Alastair Cook 54, Jonny Bairstow 34 not out; Jayant Yadav 3/30, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/52).

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Culture Major Cities National State

VP Hamid Ansari and Odisha CM Patnaik Release Books on Biju Patnaik on his Birth Centenary Celebrations at New Delhi

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday presided over the meeting on the Birth Centenary Celebrations of legendary statesman and visionary leader Biju Patnaik in New Delhi. The Vice President of India, Dr. M. Hamid Ansari graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Among other dignitaries who attended the Centenary Celebrations include Justice A.K. […]

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Economy Finance Major Cities National State

Bank branches and Post Offices in Rural Areas to Provide Rs 100 and Less denomination Notes

New Delhi: The Ministry of Finance today reviewed and has taken stock of the cash availability and issuance to members of public today. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indian Banks Association (IBA) and a few major banks participated in the review meeting. According to the Finance ministry, a total of over 7 crore transactions have […]

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UPSC Main Examination to Start from Dec 3

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 at 23 Centres from 03.12.2016 to 09.12.2016. The Commission has uploaded the e-Admit Cards on its website athttp://www.upsc.gov.in. The commission has also informed that the candidates can download their e-Admit Cards and take a printout from the website. The candidates will […]

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Odisha Legislative Assembly to Hold Winter Session from Dec 1 to 31

Bhubaneswar: According to a notification issued by the Assembly Secretariat after the formal approval of Governor SC Jamir the winter session of the Odisha Assembly would commence from December 1, 2016. The session will have 24 working days.The supplementary budget would be placed in the House on the first day of the session on December […]

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Sudarshan Pattanaik Sand Art Main Attraction at World Tourism Market in London

Bhubaneswar: To boost Odisha Tourism in the world market the State had participated in World Tourism Market held in London from Nov 7 to 9 to showcase and promote state’s tourism and attract more foreign tourists. Union Minister, Tourism & Culture Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the Odisha Tourism stall in the presence of Ashok Chandra Panda, […]

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Odisha CHSE Announces +2 Exams to begin from March 6

Bhubaneswar: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE)  to informed that the +2 examinations in the State will commence from March 6, 2017. According to CHSE chairperson Prof Basudev Chhatoi, the practical examinations will be held from January 18 to 25 of the month, while the theory exams of the Arts, Science, Commerce and Vocational Education […]

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Government permits Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes on highway toll plazas till midnight of 11 Nov

New Delhi: The central government has permitted fee collectors at toll plazas on highways to accept currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominations till the midnight of 11.11.2016. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued instructions to all the concessionaries including BOT, OMT operators and other fee collection agencies in this regard. […]

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Odisha Congress Leader Lulu Mohapatra Passes away at 52

Bhubaneswar: Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra the firebrand Congress leader of Odisha also popularly known as Lulu Mohapatra breathed his last at 10.14 pm on Sunday night after a brief illness while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurgaon. He was 52. As the news of his untimely death broke condolences for Mohapatra poured in from […]

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SC Panda takes charge as Acting CEO of Prasar Bharati

New Delhi: India’s Public broadcaster Prasar Bharti acting CEO Suresh Chandra Panda who was Member Personnel, took charge of the office on Friday. Panda said after assuming office, that implementing board’s decision and looking into grievance of promotion of workers will be his top most priority. He said the decision of PB board relating to […]

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Government of India Recognises BFI as National Sports Federation for Boxing

New Delhi: The Government of India has recognised Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as the National Sports Federation (NSF) for Boxing. The step will give a boost to the sport of boxing which suffered due to absence of an NSF in the discipline since 2012. Notably BFI is a body formed recently, conducted its elections […]

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Odisha: Court Grants Bail to Manoj Nayak of SUM Hospital; ED Investigation Still Looms

Bhubaneswar: Manoj Nayak the owner of SUM Hospital was on Friday granted bail by the Khurdha Additional District Judge-II. Earlier Manoj was arrested in connection with the fire tragedy which claimed 29 lives and faced legal proceedings and was sent to jail. Nayak had sought bail after the two-day police remand ended on October 24 […]

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Odisha: Five Die and 35 Injured as Bus Falls Off Bridge Near Angul

Bhubaneswar:  In a tragic accident five persons including a motorcyclist died and over 30 others were injured as a private bus travelling on NH-55 fell off a bridge near Tukuda around 20 Km from Angul. According to sources the bus heading from Angul to Athmaillik met with the accident when a motorcyclist suddenly came in […]

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Holds Meeting to Review Cyclone Preparedness

  Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday chaired a review meeting on the preparedness to handle eventuality arising from likelihood of cyclone Kyant hitting Odisha coast. The Chief Secretary, DGP, Director Regional Meteorological Department, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Secretaries of the departments of Revenue, Food, Energy, Agriculture & Rural Development, NDRF, Fire and ODRAF […]

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Cyclone Likely to Hit Odisha Coast; CM Patnaik Calls Meeting on Oct 25 to Review Preparedness

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological department at Bhubaneswar has confirmed that a cyclonic storm is likely to head towards Odisha coast within a couple of days. Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director, MET office Bhubaneswar said, the deep depression which is likely to take shape of a cyclone will have an impact on coastal Odisha on October 27 and […]

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Security Forces Gun Down 21 Naxals in Odisha and AP Joint Operation

Bhubaneswar: In the early hours on Monday at least 21 naxals including eight women were gunned down in a joint operation carried out by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Police in Bejangi forest located between Ramgurha and Panasaputa in the of Malkangiri district of Odisha. Informing the media persons about the operation today Odisha State Director […]

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BCCI Announces Fixture for Ind-Aus 2017 Test Series

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) announced the schedule for the forthcoming Paytm Border-Gavaskar Trophy during the months of February-March 2017. Australia will play a four-match Paytm Test series. Here’s the complete schedule – Match Date Venue 1st Test Feb 23-27 Pune 2nd Test Mar 04-08 Bengaluru […]

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Health Major Cities National Politics State

Odisha Health Minister Resigns Four Days after SUM Hospital Fire Tragedy

Bhubaneswar: The Health Minister of Odisha Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today on Friday sent in his resignation to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It is said to be a fall out after the fire tragedy which occurred in SUM hospital that claimed 25 lives. After the incident there was a demand from various quarters for the […]

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Invites Foreign Investors to Make in Odsiha Conclave

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister sounded optimistic of a “sizable investment” in the state after he met ambassadors of at least 20 countries. The meeting held at Jawahar Bhawan was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and both Swaraj and Patnaik met the ambassadors of countries participating in the meet. The diplomats were apprised […]

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Odisha Women’s Cricket Captain Madhusmita Selected to play in Women’s Challenger Trophy

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Women’s Cricket team captain Madhusmita Behera has been included in the Indian blue team for the upcoming Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy which is all set to start from the 22nd of October. The tournament will go on till the 25th of this month. Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur will be leading the India […]

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SUM Hospital Owner Manoj Nayak Surrenders after Media Pressure & Prompt Police Action

Bhubaneswar: On Wednesday evening Bhubanewar City Police Commissioner YB Khurania issued a look out notice against Manoj Nayak and his wife Saswati Das, the trustees of the SUM Hospital where 21 patients died in a major fire mishap. Around 3:30 am early Thursday morning one of the main trustees Manoj Nayak surrendered at the Khandagiri […]

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Odisha Gets Sunil Mishra as New CIC

Bhubaneswar: After a lapse of two years the State government on Wednesday appointed Sunil Mishra as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha. The Governor of Odisha S C Jamir today issued a formal notification in this regard. Earlier in the month Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had presided over a meeting of the selection […]

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Suresh Raina to Miss Delhi ODI

Mumbai: According to the BCCI Medical team, Suresh Raina, who is recovering from a bout of viral fever and had missed the Dharamsala ODI, is ruled out of the second ODI of the Paytm ODI Trophy against New Zealand. It also said the team management has allowed Suresh Raina more time to recover. There will […]

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Odisha: SUM Hospital Fire; Inability to Act Against Illegality has become the Norm of the Day

Lessons have not been learnt after various fire tragedies in hospitals and cinema house that has taken lives of hundreds in the country. Latest being the most tragic incident which happened in Odisha state capital Bhubaneswar. SUM hospital located in the outskirts of the city was on fire which claimed 20 lives. Unfortunately the fire […]

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National

PM Modi Expresses Anguish over Loss of Lives in SUM Hospital Fire in Odisha

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives in the SUM hospital fire in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Prime Minister also assured all possible support from the Centre to the injured and affected. In a series of tweets he said, “Deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the hospital […]

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Health Major Cities National State

President of India Condoles Loss of Lives at SUM Hospital Bhubaneswar

New Delhi: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has written to Dr. S.C. Jamir, the Governor of Odisha condoling the loss of lives due to a massive fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In his message, the President said “I am sad to learn about the unfortunate massive […]

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Odisha Beats Saurashtra in Group-B Ranji Trophy Match

In a Group-B second round match Odisha beat last season runners-up Saurashtra on the fourth and final day’s play at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. After the win Odisha gained six points in the points tally and over all have seven points after having played two matches. Saurashtra in its second innings had set […]

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CM’s Stoic Silence as Japanese Encephalitis Claims over 50 Lives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in Malkangiri district in the State of Odisha has claimed more than 50 lives but the Chief Minister is yet to speak on the issue. Compared to the 2012 outbreak which had claimed 24 reported deaths this year the rise is number of deaths is alarming. Chief Minister Naveen […]

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PSLV-C35 successfully launches 8 satellites, including weather satellite SCATSAT-1

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successful launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35. T he PSLV-C35 injected all 8 satellites into orbit successfully. It was a textbook launch and marked another milestone in ISRO’s history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO and its scientists on successful launch of PSLV-35 and advanced weather […]

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Vigilance Department Raids Home and Office of Puri Jail Superintendent

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Department on Friday raided houses and office of Karna Prdhan the Puri Jail Superintendent on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Raids were conducted at various places including Pradhan’s office and quarter by a team of officials headed by Vigilance DSP. Searches were carried out at the Superindendent’s house at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar […]

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Cuttack Railway Station to Provide Free Wi-FI Service during Pujas

Bhubaneswar: The General Manager, East Coast Railway (ECoR) Unemsh Singh announced on his visit to Cuttack railway station on Thursday that ECoR will provide Free Wi-Fi services at Cuttack railway station during the Durga puja festival. Wi-Fi services at various railway stations across the country have been a digital India initiative by the Indian railways […]

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National Conference on Labour Welfare Begins in Bhubaneswar on Sep 20

Bhubaneswar: The two-day national conference on labour welfare was kick started here in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the meet in presence of Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. The conference is organised by State government in association with International Labour Organization (ILO). Labour Ministers of all the States, Secretaries, Labour […]

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Defence International Major Cities National Technology

India Successfully Test Fires Barak-8 Surface-To-Air Missile Jointly Developed with Israel

Bhubaneswar: India today successfully test fired long range Barak-8 surface-to-air missile jointly developed with Israel from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur near Balasore at around 10:13 hours. According to a DRDO official, the trial was successful and some other tests are expected to be conducted shortly. Earlier in the […]

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Odisha: Gymnast & Rio Olympian Dipa Karmakar in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The gymnastic sensation of India Dipa Karmakar who has made the country proud after her participation in Rio Olympics 2016 has arrived here in Bhubaneswar City on Friday. Dipa is supposed to be a part of a sports function organised by Odisha Sports Journalists Association. Earlier Karmakar, who hails from Tripura, was given a […]

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Odisha Govt. Appoints New Finance Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government through a notification on Friday assigned T K Pande with the job of the new State Finance Secretary on his return from central deputation. Pande a 1987 batch IAS officer and will assume charge of the department soon. In other changes ,Vishal Dev a 1996 batch officer, holding the post of Secretary […]

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National Sports

Union Sports Ministry to Launch Talent Identification Portal

New Delhi: The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Vijay Goel has decided to start a Talent Search Portal under the Department of Sports. The portal is intended to give a fair opportunity to talented children from every nook and corner of the country to pursue their dreams of achieving excellence […]

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BJP Workers Hurl Eggs at Odisha Agri Minister Maharthy in Bolangir

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy faced an embarrassing situation when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists waved black flags and hurled eggs at the vehicle he was travelling in Bolangir. According to eyewitness account, the incident seemed to have taken place as the minister at Rugudipara crossing and Bhagirathi square in the town. Local […]

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Crime District Major Cities State

Section 144 Continues in Soro as Remaining Six Ganesh Idols are Immersed on Wednesday

Bhubaneswar: Curfew in Soro Subdivision in Balasore district of Odisha still continues after witnessing unrest following a group clash during Ganesh idol immersion. Today the remaining six idols, which could not be immersed on Monday due to group clashes, were taken out in a procession amid tight security for immersion. The Subdivision has witnessed unrest […]

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Puri Police Begins Process to Confiscate Properties of Absconding Servitors

Bhubaneswar: The time frame to surrender before the Puri police by absconding servitors wanted in connection of creating ruckus during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath this year has come to an end on September 12. According to sources, the police has already begun the process to confiscate properties of Damodar Mahasuar, Jayakrushna Mahasuar, […]

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Odisha CM Holds Consultation before Tripartite Meeting on Mahanadi Barrage Issue at New Delhi on Sep 17

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired the preparatory meeting ahead of the tripartite meeting to be held on Sep 17 regarding the barrage construction issue by Chhattisgarh Government on River Mahanadi. The meeting was also attended by state ministers Debi Mishra, Bikram Keshari Arukh, Usha Devi and Bijayshree Routray along with the State chief secretary […]

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Odisha: Police Arrests Bus Driver of Fatal Bus Accident at Athamallick in Angul District

Bhubaneswar: The absconding driver of the bus that met with a fatal accident which took 19 lives near Athamallick in Angul district has been arrested on Sunday. Birendra Behera the driver of the ill-fated bus was arrested by police from near the Athamallick College. He was produced at a local court in Athamallick and then […]

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Odisha: 20 People Dead as Bus Falls off Bridge in Angul District

Bhubaneswar: In a major mishap around 20 people lost their lives and several others were injured when a private bus carrying passengers plunged 50 feet below off Manitri Bridge in Angul district here on Friday morning. Preliminary reports suggest that the injured were immediately rushed to local hospitals at Athmallik and Angul for emergency treatment. […]

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Major Cities National Technology

ISRO Launched Advanced Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR

New Delhi: On Thursday at 4:40 pm ISRO successfully launched the advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR; ISRO’s GSLVF05 carrying INSAT-3DR from Sriharikota. INSAT-3DR has an advanced imager, a sounder and transponders for data relay and search and rescue missions. It will maintain continuity in the weather forecasting related services of its predecessors and a variety of […]

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Environment Major Cities State

Hirakud Releases Flood Waters for Second Time this Monsoon Season

Bhubaneswar: As a result of rise in water level in the Hirakud dam reservoir due to heavy rains in the upper catchment areas, two sluice gates were opened on September 7 to release excess water of the dam. Very heavy rainfall at the upper catchment area of Mahanadi River in Chhattisgarh due to low pressure […]

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Culture Entertainment International Major Cities National Sports

Indian Contingent Ready to Participate in the Opening Ceremony of Rio Paralympics, 2016

New Delhi: After some section of media reported that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has raised serious issues about the kit of the Indian contingent the ministry sought clarification from the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent over the issue. Today the government and the sports ministry has clarified that Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent in […]

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Malla Scores Ton against HP at the All-India U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy

Bhubaneswar: A ton by Odisha opening batsman Rathunath Malla and a half-century by Aakash Nayak helped Odisha reach a respectable total of 250 in the first innings on the opening day of their third and last Pool-A league match of the 6th All-India U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy Cricket Tournament at Sector-16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh […]

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Bharat Bandh Called By Trade Unions Affects Normal Life in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life took a hit in Odisha here on Friday after a dawn-to-dusk Bharat Bandh was called by 10 Trade Unions including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF. Activists belonging to different trade unions were seen blocking roads, picketing and halting trains at various places across the State. Transportation came […]

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Stung by a Sting Operation, 4 BJD MLAs Lodge FIR

Bhubaneswar: Mired in a bribery controversy four Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs have lodged an FIR here in a local police station in Bhubaneswar against a person who pretended to be an industrialist and recorded the sting operation. The four BJD MLAs Bhawanipatna MLA Anam Nayak , Chhendipada MLA Susant Kumar Behera, Hindol MLA Seemarani […]

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Odisha Legislative Assembly Ratifies GST Bill; 16th State to do so

Bhubaneswar: A special sitting of Odisha State Legislative Assembly was held here on Thursday to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST), 2016, which was passed by the parliament in the month of August during the monsoon session. Today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik moved a resolution on ratification of the GST bill […]

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BJD MLAs Caught on Sting Operation Seeking Bribe; Odisha CM Patnaik Orders Vigilance Probe

Bhubaneswar: A vigilance probe was ordered by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday after 4 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs were caught in a sting operation conducted by a local TV news channel. The MLAs were seen seeking bribe from people posing as industrialists and also help them get no objection certificates and set up […]

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Parlakhemundi MLA Moves HC for Anticipatory Bail over Suicides

Bhubaneswar: As the mystery over the suicide by siblings in Parlakhemundi deepens, the local MLA Suriya Rao has moved the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail on Monday. According to sources he has moved court apprehending arrest as he has been named in the suicide notes of former Paralakhemundi palace manager Anang Majari Patra and […]

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Campus District Major Cities National State

Three NIFT Students Drown in Mahanadi River

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident 3 students of NIFT Bhubaneswar have drowned while taking bath in Mahanadi River at Gadagadia Ghat in Cuttack city on Tuesday afternoon. The bodies have been identified as those of Srusti Pal, Sandeep Kumar and Pritam Priyadarshi students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, […]

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Major Cities Sports State

CM Naveen Patnaik Conferred Biju Patnaik Sports Award

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a function here on Monday gave away the Biju Patnaik Sports Award. Purnima Hembram received the Biju Patnaik Sports Award, while Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary Ashirbad Behera was awarded the best Sports Organiser Award. P Dharma Rao was awarded the Best Coach Award. CM Patnaik also felicitated the […]

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ISRO Successfully Tests Flight of Scramjet Engine Technology Demonstrator

Bhubaneswar: The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards the realisation of an Air Breathing Propulsion System was successfully conducted today on August 28, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated through his tweet “Successful testing of scramjet rocket engine is a testimony to the hardwork & excellence […]

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PM Modi Announces setting up of Task Force for Next Three Olympic Games

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s on Friday that Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic games 2020, 2024 and 2028. The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for […]

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Crime District Major Cities State

Absconding Servitor Involved in Niladri Bije Fiasco Arrested

Bhubaneswar: After over a month long game of cat and mouse, the Puri police on Friday arrested Rabi Das one of the main accused of the Niladri Bije incident which took place on July 17. He was among those eight servitors who are allegedly involved in misbehaving with Aravind Agarwal, District Collector of Puri. Rabi […]

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SIT Questions Parlakhemundi King’s Daughter; Suicide Notes of Deceased Names Influential People

Bhubaneswar: After 5 days have lapsed since the incident of suicide of the former palace manager and her siblings took place, the crime branch Special Investigation Team (SIT) has made little progress so far in the case. In the meanwhile Kalyani Gajapati, the daughter of Parlakhemundi King Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb, who lives in Chennai, […]

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Crime District Major Cities State

Odisha: Tutor Kills Student’s Mother in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A tuition teacher was arrested by the Commissionerate of Police here in Bhubaneswar alleged to have strangulated a woman who happens to be the mother of his student. The incident came to light on Thursday night as the deceased identified as Sheela Jaya, a resident of BJB Nagar area, is said to have visited the […]

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Odisha: “Familiarity Breeds Contempt”; Fix Responsibility Mr. Chief Minister

Bhubaneswar: Poverty, illiteracy and belonging to the last strata of the society, an individual was almost deprived of basic human rights in the state of Odisha. The government apathy lay thread bare from the sight, which swelled the eyes of many with tears, as a man carried his dead wife on his shoulders alone for […]

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Odisha Cabinet Approves New Start Up Policy for State

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here at the State Secretariat has cleared six new proposals. The most important being approval of the GST Bill passed by the parliament and the state government has decided to convene a special session of the State Assembly on September 1 to discuss and ratify […]

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Fourth Sibling of Ex-Manager of Parlakhemundi Palace Dies; SIT begins Probe of the Mysterious Suicides

Bhubaneswar: Last evening Santosh Patra (Tulu) the surviving sibling of Ananga Manjari Patra former manager of Parlakhemundi Maharaja admitted at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, after attempting suicide, also died undergoing treatment. Earlier police had recovered the bodies of Anang Manjari Patra, Bijailaxmi and Sanjay Patra from their house. Since Tulu happened […]

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OCA Plays Safe after CBI Probe Asks Players to Submit Affidavit of Age Proof

Cuttack: On the day when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is questioning Under-16 and Under-19 players of Odisha over the age row issue, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary, Asirbad Behera has informed that from this current playing season cricketers will have to submit affidavits as proof of age. Behera also said that the affidavits […]

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National Sports State

Sindhu, Dipa, Sakshi and Rai to Receive Khel Ranta Awards 2016

New Delhi: The National Sports Awards have been announced for the year 2016. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given away to the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years and among the 4 sportsperson selected for this award three are women. Selection […]

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District Major Cities State

CM Patnaik Orders Crime Branch Probe into Suicide of Palace Manager and Siblings of Parlakhemundi

Bhubaneswar: Over the sudden development of events regarding the suicide of the former manager Anang Manjari Patra of the Palace of Parlakhemundi Gajapati the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed Crime Branch probe into the alleged mysterious suicide case. The local MLA K Surya Rao had also demanded a thorough probe into the incident. […]

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Palace Manager of Gajapati of Pralakhemundi Commits suicide Along with Siblings

Bhubaneswar: In a different turn of events the persons accused of keeping the Gajapati of Pralakhemundi, Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb under confinement in his palace were found dead at their Jagama Street house. The dead are the former palace manager Anang Manjari Patra and two siblings while the third sibling her brother Santosh Patra (Tulu) […]

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Campus District State

Odisha CM Rewards Meritorious Girl Students with Laptops

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a state level function organised under Biju Youth Empowerment Scheme and distributed free laptops to meritorious students and gave away prizes to girls for successful completion of training in the self-defence programme at college levels. Speaking on the occasion CM Patnaik remembered his late father and former Chief […]

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Crime Health Major Cities State

Doctors Manhandled; Health Secretary Writes to Home Dept Seeking Police Protection

Bhubaneswar: After repeated attacks on doctors at Puri and Balasore the State Health Secretary Arti Ahuja immediately wrote a letter to the State Home secretary Asit Tripathy requesting the Home department to set up police outposts at health centres across the State and provide 24-hour security to doctors and support staff. “As the incidents of […]

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Odisha: Bus Fares Reduced as Fuel Prices Come Down

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today through the Commerce and Transport department issued a notification to reduce fares of Ordinary and Express buses by 1 paisa per kilometre and fares of Deluxe and AC Deluxe category buses have been cut by 2 paise per kilometre. According to the Private Bus Owners Association President, fares were reduced […]

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Bandh Called By Congress Party; Throws Life Out of Gear in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A 12-hour bandh called by Indian national Congress (INC) party has thrown normal life out of gear in various parts of Odisha here on Tuesday. The bandh has been called by the Congress party over the Mahanadi river dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh and the apathy of the Centre and State over not resolving […]

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International Major Cities National Sports State

Dutee Chand Crashes out of Rio 2016

Bhubaneswar: Sprinter Dutte Chand finished a disappointing seventh in the 100m heat number 5 at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro. It crashed the dreams of Dutee and also dampened the hopes of Indian fans after she clocked 11.69 seconds far below her own personal best of 11.24 seconds. The timing was far below […]

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Odisha Cabinet Okays Use of Odia as Official Language and Other Proposals

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday at the State Secretariat approved the use of Odisha Official Language Rules, 2016 for successful implementation of Odisha Official Language Act, 1954.  A long standing demand for the use of Odia as official language from various quarters finally materialised and became […]

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