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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Odisha

Decomposed Bodies Of 2 Minor Boys Recovered From Pond In Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Highly decomposed bodies of two minor boys were recovered a pond at Jagannath Prasad village under Naikanidhi police station limits under Basudevpur block in Bhadrak district. According to reports, the villagers alleged that the duo had been kidnapped and later they were killed as the minors had gone missing from February 14. They also alleged that the killers...

One Umbrella: Naveen Reiterates Single Railway Zone For Entire Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on February 16 urged the Centre to consider expansion of the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cover all parts of Odisha under one zone. The Chief Minister also demanded three new railway divisions at Rourkela, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road and Rayagada under the ECoR to help the railways improve delivery of services. “The expansion of ECoR...

Illegal Mining: 43 Vehicles Seized In Jajpur

Jajpur(PTI): At least 43 heavy vehicles used in illegal mining of minerals were seized and over Rs four lakh collected as penalty in a crackdown in Jajpur district, an official said today. The seizure was during raids carried out by four district-leval teams against illegal mining activities in different places in the district yesterday, he said adding the vehicles were...

Bijepur By-Poll: No Note, Only Vote Awareness Drive For Voters By Bargarh Police

Bargarh: The Bargarh district police have launched a “Yes To Vote; No To Note” awareness drive to curb the ‘note for vote’ practice during the Bijepur by-poll. Bargarh SP Jay Narayan Pankaj while informing about the awareness drive said that a vehicle specially designed for the awareness programme will cover all villages of 59 Gram Panchayats and one Notified Area...

SC Transfers Kunduli Gang Rape & Suicide Case To Orissa HC

New Delhi: Supreme Court transferred the much-hyped Kunduli cases to Orissa High Court on Friday. The apex court bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit directed the Orissa High Court to hear the case. The victim’s brother had on February 7 filed a petition in the top court seeking a CBI probe into the alleged gang rape...

Delhi Police Conducts Raid On Hi-Tech Corporate Office In Bhubaneswar Over Fraud Case

Bhubaneswar: A Delhi police team conducted a surprising raid on the corporate office of Hi-Tech Group of Institutions located at Saheed Nagar area here today. According to reports, a two-member team from Connaught Place police station of Delhi Police raided the Hi-Tech Corporate office in connection with a Rs 25 lakh fraud case against its MD Tirupathi Panigrahi....

Odisha Trounce Haryana In Vijay Hazare Trophy By 9 Wickets

Bhubaneswar: Team Odisha comprehensively beat Haryana, having bundled them out for only 170 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Deepak Behera claimed 6/22 as Haryana were completely decimated with only Sanjay Dhull scoring 72 and number nine batsman Harshal Patel contributing a stellar half-century. All Odisha needed was their top three batsmen to defeat Haryana, with opener Anurag Sarangi ending on...

Post-Parleys: Naveen Clears Air On Meeting Modi, Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik cleared the air by saying his party will remain equidistant from the BJP and the Congress today returning from his Delhi visit. By saying this he put an end to the political speculations that were doing rounds after he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Narasingha Mishra during...

Tiger Census Begins In Odisha

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The biennial census of the big cat began today across different forests of Odisha, forest officials said. The census will continue till February 22 and more than 900 cameras will be used to carry out he census, they said. The state government has joined the National Tiger Census Authority (NTCA) to count the big cats inhabiting in forests of Odisha,...

Adani Kin Picks Up 60% In Air Odisha

Mumbai(PTI): The Ahmedabad-based GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital have bought over the GR Gopinath-promoted Air Deccan, besides jointly acquiring majority stake in Air Odisha, which is set to launch its services on regional routes from tomorrow. Significantly, GSEC Aviation is owned by Rakesh Ramanlal Shah, who is married to Prity, the sister of the USD 11-billion Adani Group chairman...

Topaz Solar To Set Up Solar Module Plant In Odisha

Kolkata(PTI): The city-based Topaz Solar will set up a 500 MW solar module plant in Odisha for an investment of Rs 240 crore, company officials said here. Company Chairman Ganesh Natarajan told reporters here of the Rs 240 crore investment for the plant, Rs 180 crore will be invested in plant and machinery. Of the Rs 240 crore investment, the promoters...

BJP Office Bearer Alleges Life Threat From Dharmendra Pradhan, Files FIR

Bhubaneswar: A 33-year-old youth named Pinak Mohanty, who claims to be Niali assembly segment’s Zone 33 Barang block BJP vice-president, has lodged an FIR against Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, state BJP president Basant Panda and an unknown caller who threatened him with dire consequences if he continues to write against the two senior BJP leaders to the...

Migratory Birds Yet To Start Their Homeward Journey From Chilka Lake

Berhampur: The migratory birds, which had flocked to Chilika lake for their winter sojourn, have not yet started their homeward journey, a senior forest official said. Availability of food and a safe environ could be the factors for their extended stay in the lake though day temperature is on the rise, Divisional Forest Officer of Chilika wildlife division, Bikash Ranjan...

2 Killed, 3 Injured In Separate Road Accidents In Bhubaneswar And Balasore

Bhubaneswar: Two persons were killed and three others were injured critically in two separate road accidents in Bhubaneswar and Balasore district today. In the first incident, one Laxmi Dhara Mallia was killed while another person named Golaka Nayak sustained critical injuries when a car they were traveling in, hit an electric pole at Bhimatangi area of Bhubaneswar today morning. Local...