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Friday, April 20, 2018

Odisha

Top Maoist Ultra Surrenders In Sambalpur

Bhubaneswar(PTI): In a major setback to the Maoist movement in Odisha, one of its top leaders, Kunu Dehury, today surrendered before police in Sambalpur, a senior police officer said. Dehury, who was carrying a hefty reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, laid down his arms before Sambalpur SP Sanjeev Arora this morning as he was disillusioned with the...

DGP: Anti-Maoist Operations Will Be Stepped Up In Odisha

Koraput(PTI): The Odisha police has decided to step up operations against the Maoists and bring in necessary changes in the strategy to deal with the Naxalites, a top police police official said. This was stated by Odisha's Director General of Police (DGP) R P Sharma after reviewing operations with top police officials in Naxalism-hit Rayagada, where a District Voluntary Force...

Dharmendra Bats For Global Standard Stone Sculpture Institute At Konark

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Dharmendra Bats For Global Standard Stone Sculpture Institute At Konark Pradhan, who is also the Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister said, "An international standard skilling institute will not only help in upgrading the traditional skill sets of sculptors, but also help in keeping alive Odisha s ancient heritage by training the entrants in the profession. The upgradation...

Mahanadi River Row Washes Away Assembly Day

BhubaneswarPTI): The second phase of the budget session of Odisha Assembly began today amid uproar by the ruling BJD members over the Mahanadi river water issue leading to adjournment of the House. Soon after the House began for the day, many treasury bench members were on their feet raising slogans against the Centre accusing it of conspiring to deprive Odisha...

CJI First Among Equals, Has Power To Allocate Cases: SC

New Delhi(PTI): The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the "first among equals" and occupies a unique position having the "exclusive prerogative" to allocate cases and set up benches to hear cases, the Supreme Court ruled today. The verdict assumed significance as it came in the backdrop of the January 12 unprecedented press conference of senior-most judges including Justices J...

DVF Jawan Kiled In Landmine Blast In Rayagada

Rayagada: A jawan of the District Voluntary Force (DVF) was martyred in Odisha after a landmine exploded near Sakata village under Muniguda police limits of Rayagada district late last night. It is suspected that the landmine was planted by Maoists. The deceased has been identified as Sanjay Majhi (22) of Ambadola village of the district. The jawan fall prey to the explosion...

Bharat Bandh Against Caste-Based Reservation Observed Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life came to a grinding halt in several parts of Odisha due to the Bharat Bandh call given by some groups on social media against caste-based reservation that received widespread support today. Vehicular movement was disrupted in several places while shops and other commercial establishments remained shut during the bandh observation. The Biju Patnaik University of...

Man Kills Brother Over Property Dispute In Kendrapara

Kendrapara(PTI): A 36-year-old man allegedly killed his elder brother in Odisha's Kendrapara district over a property dispute, police said. The incident took place yesterday at Baghabuda village under Rajkanika area of the district. The accused, Kashinath Sethy, picked up a quarrel with his brother over landed property dispute on Sunday which led to a heated exchange between the two. In a fit...

Kotia Panchayat Integral Part Of Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Koraput(PTI): The Kotia panchayat here is an integral part of Odisha and would continue to remain so despite "attempts by Andhra Pradesh to stake claim over the area", Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. He advocated for joint efforts by the state and the central governments to bring about development in the region. "Kotia was always an integral part of Odisha....

Viral Disease: 3 Persons Arrested For Raping and Uploading Video Clip In Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna(PTI): Three persons were arrested in connection with raping a teenage girl in Kalahandi district and uploading the video clip on social media, a senior police officer said. The arrests were made on the basis of an FIR lodged by the girl with the police at Junagarh regarding the incident that had taken place on March 17, said Superintendent of...

Complainant Turns Out To Be Mastermind Behind Robbery: Cuttack DCP

Cuttack(PTI): A complainant claiming to be the victim a robbery here turned out to be the mastermind of a robbery case, the police said. Complainant Nalinikanta Tripathy and three others were arrested in this connection and Rs 26.48 lakh of the Rs 27 lakh looted money recovered from them, they said yesterday. City DCP Akhileswar Singh told reporters that Tripathy, who...

1 Killed, 120 Hurt In Bus-Car Collision In Angul

Angul: In a tragic incident, one person was killed when the car which he was driving collided head on with a passenger bus on NH -55 under Jarpada police station limits in Angul district today. However, the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. In the mishap, a total of at least 120 pasengers travelin in both the...

Dharmendra Bats For Inclusion Of Petroleum Products In GST Ambit

Raipur(PTI): Amid an uproar over higher fuel rates, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan strongly argued for the inclusion of petroleum products under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and said it will bring the products under a rational tax mechanism. Speaking to reporters at the Raipur airport, he said the prices of petrol and diesel are linked...

BJP’s 120+ Seat Target Very Exaggerated: Naveen

Bhubaneswar(PTI): BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today described BJP president Amit Shah's estimation of his party winning 120-plus assembly seats in 2019 elections as "very very exaggerated". "I think this (Shah's estimation) is very very exaggerated," Patnaik told reporters while reacting over Shah's statement at a public meeting in Bolangir today. Elections to the 147 member Odisha assembly...