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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Odisha

Belgium, Spain Register Upset Wins In Pool A In HWL Final In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar(PTI): It was a day of upsets in the Pool A matches of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here today, as Belgium and Spain stunned Olympic champions Argentina and European champions Netherlands in their opening matches of elite eight-nation tournament. While Belgium shocked world number one Argentina 2-3, lowest-ranked team of the tournament, Spain pulled off the biggest upset...

‘Amazon Obhijaan’ To Release In 6 Languages Including Odia

Kolkata(PTI): 'Amazon Obhijaan', a sequel to Bengali blockbuster 'Chander Pahar', will be the first Bengali film to be released in five other languages. Directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, the film - based on popular Bengali writer Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay's classic adventure fiction - will release on December 22 in Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Assamese, Tamil and Telugu. "'Amazon Obhijaan' will be the only Bengali...

Odisha Government To Ensure Eye Care For All By 2022: Chief Minister Naveen

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today affirmed his government's resolve to ensure eye care for all by 2022. The state government has launched a Rs 600 crore Universal Eye Health Programme recently, the chief minister said Odisha is the first State in the country to launch such an initiative. "My Government has resolved to reduce all the barriers to the existing...

Hike Paddy MSP To Rs 3, 000, Odisha Congress Demand To Centre

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today dubbed both the Narendra Modi government and the BJD regime in Odisha as anti-farmer and asked the Centre to hike Minimum Support Price (MSP) on paddy to Rs 3000 per quintal. State Congress president Prasad Harichandan said the BJD government failed to provide bonus to the farmers though the state has enough resources to mitigate their...

Seashore Scam: Orissa HC Rejects BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal’s Bail Plea, Asks CBI To Expedite Probe

Cuttack: In a big blow to Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Prabhat Biswal accused in the Seashore chit fund case, the Orissa High Court today rejected his bail plea and directed the CBI to complete the investigation within two months and submit the final report to the court. The court also made it clear that the BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal could...

Sex Racket Busted, 2 Including Woman Pimp Arrested In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Balianta police of the Twin City police busted a sex racket operating from a rented house located in Metro Satellite City near Hanspal area here today. Acting on a tip off, the Balianta police conducted raid on House No: D-85 in the Metro Satellite City and arrested two persons including a woman pimp in this connection. The police...

One More Farmer Kills Self For Crop Loss And Loan Burden In Bargarh

Bargarh: Troubled over crop damage and loan burden, one more farmer committed suicide of Chhalukulunda village under Bheden police station limits in Bargarh district on November 30. The deceased has been identified as Debananda Thappa. According to reports, Debananda Thappa consumed pesticide on the fateful evening on November 30 at around 5 PM and was rushed to the Bargarh District...

Germany Trounce England 2-0 In Hockey World League Final Opener In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneshwar: Germany started their campaign at the Hockey World League Final- 2017 with a two-nil thumping victory over England at the Kalinga stadium here today in the inaugural match. In the inaugural match, Germany defeated England 2-0. While the first quarter ended on a scoreless note, in the second quarter Germany displayed their superiority with almost complete dominance on...

Odisha Assembly Adjourned To Enable MLAs To Witness Hockey World League In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till Monday after conducting brief transactions to enable the lawmakers watch the opening of the Hockey World League final here. Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House after obtaining opinion of the legislators who were unanimous in showing their keenness in watching the sports event. The plea for adjourning the house for the day...

ASSOCHAM Urges Odisha Government To Exempt Power Duty To Boost Investments

Bhubaneswar: The Industry body ASSOCHAM has requested Odisha government to exempt electricity duty for ferro alloy plants to encourage investment for setting up of metallurgical plants across the mineral-rich state. Metallurgical sector not only provides employment opportunities to unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled people but it also holds the potential to fill state coffers as increase in capacity utilisation will boost...

Man Arrested For Raping 3-year-old Girl In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A 22-year-old man, who is already facing trial in a case of rape, was arrested today for allegedly sexually assaulting a three-year-old in Kothapada village in Odisha's Kendrapara district. Accused Rajesh Mallick confessed to the crime by stating that he committed the offence under the influence of alcohol, said Sandhyarani Beura, inspector of Rajkanika police station. Mallick is facing trial...

Finance Minister Presents Rs 9,828.57 Crore Supplementary Budget

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister S B Behera today laid the supplementary statement of expenditure worth Rs 9,828.57 crore for 2017-18 in the Assembly. With this, the size of the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal increased to 1,16,739.44 crore. Earlier, the original budget of Rs 1,06,910.87 crore was passed in the assembly. On financing of the supplementary budget, Behera said the provision of...

Acid Attack On Pramodini: Naveen Suspends Two Police Officers

Bhubaneswar: Taking serious note of the gruesome acid attack incident on Pramodini Raula, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who holds the Home Department port folio as well today suspended two police officers in connection to the case on charges of gross negligence of duty. According to reports, Naveen Patnaik put Nabarangpur SDPO R K Jena, the then DSP who was in...

Odia Lass Aparajita Gochhikar Bags Bronze For India In Asian Amateur Chess In Thailand

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s very own daughter Aparajita Gochhikar has brought laurels for the entire nation by grabbing bronze medal in the ongoing Asian Amateur Chess Championship-2017 at Chiang Mai in Thailand. Aparajita Gochhikar was nominated by the All India Chess Federation to represent India in the Championship which started from November 23 and would conclude on December 1. Aparajita had also represented...