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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Odisha

Vishal Dev Picked As Team Leader For IAAF Chamiponships, Jauna Only Odisha Athlete in 24-Member Team

Bhubaneswar: The Secretary of the Sports and Youth Affairs, Vishal Kumar Dev, 1996 batch IAS officer has been picked by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) as the team leader of the Indian contingent for the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF) championships to be held in London from August 4 to August 13. Vishal was one of the crucial architects...

Flood Threat: ODRAF Teams Dispatched To Keonjhar, Bhadrak

Bhubaneswar (PTI): Odisha government has rushed ODRAF personnel and despatched dry food to two northern districts in view of a possible flood-like situation due to rising water level in some rivers. "One Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) team each has been rushed to Keonjhar and Bhadrak districts, special relief commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said. "We are fully prepared to deal...

From Bullet To Sindoor: Surrendered Red Rebels Tie Nuptial Knot

Malkangiri: Red colour has at least two symbolic representations for Radha Madakami. About 6-7 years ago she being attracted by the Maoist ideology due to her poverty picked up the gun and live bullets to fight against injustice and moved from one forest area to another to avoid arrest by security personnel. She participated in several operations undertaken by...

Chit Fund Scam: SC Asks CBI To Submit Report Within 4 Weeks in Pravat Tripathy Case

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court (SC) today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit the inquiry report into the Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund company’s alleged involvement in ponzi scam in which Banki’s BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy was a beneficiary. The SC directive came in the wake of the central investigative agency’s opposition to the Orissa HC order granting...

Heavy Rain Likely In Odisha Within 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar (PTI):  Rain-battered Odisha is likely to be further hit by heavy to extremely heavy showers coupled with gusty surface winds by tomorrow due to a well marked low pressure in the region. The low pressure area has become a 'well marked low pressure area' over the Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand today, the Meteorological centre here said. Under its...

Madhumita Das Appointed VC Of Fakir Mohan University

Bhubaneswar (PTI):  Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Fakir Mohan University S C Jamir today appointed Madhumita Das as the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity for a period of three years, a statement issued by Raj Bhavan said. Das's appointment as VC of Fakir Mohan University, Balasore will come into effect from the date she assumes office as such or until further...

BJP Urges Income Tax Department To Probe BJD’s Poll Funds

Bhubaneswar: A five-member team of Odisha BJP today urged the Income Tax Commissioner to conduct probe into the alleged discrepancies found out in the expenditure figures submitted by the ruling BJD to the election commission at the time of assembly and Lok Sabha elections held in 2014. “Crores of rupees from both inside and outside the state had come to...

Second Marriage: BJP’s Skill India Coordinator Hitesh In Trouble

Bolangir: The state Coordinator of BJP’s ‘Skill India’ programme Hitesh Sahu has landed up in trouble following his wife’s police complaint over his second marriage with another woman. The complainant in her FIR has said that she met Hitesh while she was staying in Kolkata and the two fell in love with each other. Hitesh then brought her over to...

Drug Peddler Held With Brown Sugar In Balasore

Balasore: A drug peddler was arrested and around 100 gram of brown sugar seized from him from here in Balasore district today, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid at a house in Sahadevkhunta area of the town and nabbed the youth with the narcotic. The market value of the contraband would be around Rs 10 lakh, police said. On...

Puri Administration Summons 123 Persons In Swargadwar Land Grab Case

Puri: The district administration has issued notices to 123 persons including heads of three religious institutions in connection with the Swargadwara (Crematorium of the Jgannath Temple) land grab case. The notices have been issued in the second phase of the Jagannath Temple’s Amrutamanohi land case. Those who have been issued summons included heads of three religious institutions and more than 20 hoteliers....

Cow Vigilantism: Saffron Parivar Activists Torch Truck In Berhampur

Berhampur: Members of the Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today set fire to a container truck on the busy National Highway No-16 on suspicion that the truck was carrying beef in it. The incident occurred at Randha under Golanthara police station. Reports said that some locals today morning witnessed red fluid dropping off the container...

BJD Poll Funding: Naveen Cries Of Conspiracies, Threatens Legal Action

Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing the opposition BJP and Congress accusations on dubious poll funding as baseless and concocted, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Pattanaik today said that his party was seriously considering to take legal action in the matter. Naveen was speaking to media persons after returning to the state capital from his 5-day New Delhi visit to attend the bi-centenary...

Youth Washed Away In Rourkela, Twin Cities Cuttack-Bhubaneswar In Pools

Rourkela & Cuttack and Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains triggered by depression over Bay of Bengal coupled with gutsy wind have caused extensive destruction in the steel city of Rourkela while a youth is reportedly missing after being washed away in an open drain near Sector-18. The youth identified as Nursingha was swept by the strong current after he slipped into the...

Mystery Deepens As Unidentified Animals Kills Five Sheep In Niali

Niali in Cuttack: The mystery behind the regular killing of lambs seemingly denies to die down with deaths of five more sheep being reported from Niali in Cuttack district today. In the wee hours of Saturday night, reports said, the unidentified devoured five sheep and injured one more at village Kanpur under Pokhari panchayat rekindling panic among villagers. The killing of...