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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Odisha

Two Killed In Lightning, Incessant Rains On In Ganjam

Berhampur in Odisha: Two persons were killed in lightning in separate places in Odisha's Ganjam district as incessant rains continued to pound it. Lighting struck the two when they were working in their farms, said district emergency officer in-charge Pragyan Chhatoi. They were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals, where doctors declared them brought dead, sources said. The widespread rains have led to the...

Economic Offence Wing Arrests PSU Bank DGM Over Fraudulent Loan

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch today arrested the Deputy General Manager (DGM) of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), Regional Office, Bengaluru on charges of sanctioning fraudulent loan for vehicle worth Rs 1.9 crore. The accused DGM has been identified as Bimbadhara Swain. He was produced in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate(8th), Bengaluru and...

Dharmapada On Screen: Light And Sound Show At Konark Temple In 3 Languages

Bhubaneswar: Tourists to the world famous Sun Temple at Konark would be able to enjoy the much-awaited  light and sound show from today evening. At least 250 people could be accommodated per show. The 35-minute show was inaugurated at the 13th century temple by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on September 9 evening. The Black Pagoda now has a new attraction...

Phono Rape: Minor Girl Raped By Mobile Phone Friend

Sundargarh: In a gruesome incident, a minor girl was kidnapped by a man with whom she had developed closeness over mobile phone and was sexually assaulted by the man and another accomplice throughout the night on August 29 at Kantapalli village under Gurundia police station in the district. The police arrested the two accused persons on August 31...

Certificate Fraud, Unauthorised Land Occupation Charges Against XUB’s Pipli Institution

Bhubaneswar/Puri: A day after allegations that degree certificates issued by Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) lack logo of the varsity surfaced, another allegation by a student has brought to the fore a fraud which indeed has been in operation in the institute for several years. The student who wanted to remain anonymous alleged that even as the varsity assures to...

HC Hearing On Plea Against Naveen Deferred Till November 10

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today adjourned to November 10 the hearing on a petition filed by a BJP leader challenging the election of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to the state Assembly in 2014. BJP leader Devananda Mohapatra, who had lost to Patnaik in the 2014 election from Hinjili in Ganjam district, had approached the high court seeking a direction...

Union Cabinet Approves New Jeypore-Malkangiri Railway Line Project

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved 130 Km long Jeypore-Malkangiri new railway line project at a completion cost of Rs. 2676.11 crore. The project will cover the districts of Koraput and Malkangiri in Odisha and is likely to be completed by 2021-22. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the project on Tuesday when...

Heat Wave Continues to Boil Western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Western Odisha continued to boil in heat wave condition and the demise of life in warmth related occurrences in the state mounted to 17 today. The highesttemperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Sambalpur took after by 42 degrees at Celsius Titlagarh, MeT office sources said. Other areas which endured the brunt of warmth wave condition in...

CRPF DG Discusses Naxal Issues With Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The Director General(DG) of CRPF Rajiv Ranjan Bhatnagar today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and expressed his satisfaction over the efforts of the Odisha police in anti-Naxal activities. The DG, RR Bhatnagar said Maoists are drawing new strategies to challenge security forces and attempting to halt various development works in the bordering districts. The CRPF is making elaborate...

Nurses’ Agitation: Health Services Affected For The 4th Day

Bhubaneswar: Health services in several government-run hospitals continued to be affected today as more than 2,000 staff nurses, appointed under the National Health Mission (NHM), went on with their cease work agitation for the fourth consecutive day. The nurses have been demanding regularisation of their service. While many nurses were protesting in front of the hospitals in the districts, their state-level...

Bijepur Bypoll: BJD, Congress Point Fingers At BJP Over Delay In Announcement Of Dates

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on December 28 announced dates for by-polls to three Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan and West Bengal. However, there was no mention about the Bijepur by-poll in Odisha giving rise to an intense war of words between the ruling BJD, Congress and the BJP. While the BJD accused that...

Bloodbath begins at Sulia Yatra with animal sacrifice

Several attempts to create awareness failed as bloodbath once again marked the famous Sulia Yatra of Bolangir with tribals going ahead with their age-old tradition of animal sacrifice to appease the gods. Hundreds of domestic animals were lined up at Badakhala in Sulia Pitha of Bolangir to be sacrificed as a part of the annual ritual. The sacrifices were conducted in...

Odisha : Criminal Brothers Sent to Choudwar Jail

Cuttack: Dreaded criminal Brothers Sushant Dhalsamant and Sushil Dhalsamant were sent to Choudwar Circle Jail today subsequent to being produced in a court the previous evening. Conversing with newsmen, Cuttack DCP Mr. Sanjeev Arora said the police will move the court looking for a 10-day remand for the two criminal. The raids are still on at the workplaces and residents...

Supreme Sacrifice: Martyred Odia Jawan Pradeep Panda’s Body Recovered, To Reach Odisha Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Body of the martyred CRPF Odia jawan Pradeep Kumar Panda who died in encounter with Jaish-e-Muhammad militants at a paramilitary training camp in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on December 31 night has been recovered. Talking about the development, Commanding Officer of CRPF said the martyr’s body would be flown back to his native village on...