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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Odisha

Khandapada BJD MLA Anubhav Patnaik’s Sister Sits On Dharna For Share In Properties

Nayagarh: One can fight all the fronts but not the domestic front, so goes the old adage. The sitting BJD MLA from Khandapada assembly constituency Anubhav Patnaik tasted the bitterness of the old adage and landed in trouble after his own sibling, younger sister staged dharna today in front of the lawmaker’s house demanding her share in...

Track Change: 2 BJD Leaders Join BJP In Sundergarh

Sundergarh: The King of Hemgiri, Sunil Kumar Singh Deo, who had contested the 2009 assembly elections on a BJD ticket and tasted defeat and another BJD leader Girish Sahu joined the BJP along with hundreds of supporters at a ‘Mishran Parva’ held in Sundergarh today. Union Tribal Affairs Minister and Sundergarh Lok Sabha MP Jual Oram, BJP national secretary Suresh...

4 Red Ultras Arrested From Kalimela In Malakangiri

Malkangiri(PTI): Four Maoists, allegedly involved in several offences including a recent killing, were arrested today from Kalimela area of Odisha's Malakangiri district. Following a tip-off, the four were arrested from forest areas near Rajalkonda and Elkanur villages under the Kalimela police station jurisdiction, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said. The four were involved in the killing of Dambaru Nayak at...

Girl Rescued By CBI From Tripura Levels Sexual Abuse Charges Against Father

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking revelation, around three years after her alleged abduction from Balasore, the teenaged girl who was rescued by Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) sleuths from Agartala in Tripura on October 14 made serious allegations of sexual abuse against her own father which compelled her to run away from home. The CBI personnel rescued the girl and arrested the...

Congress Pulls Up Shocks For Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Better late than never though, after the ruling BJD and the saffron party, the Congress party today started its formal preparation for the upcoming Bijepur bypoll with the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) constituting a three-member observer team which would shortlist some names as candidates for the bypoll. While Jharsuguda MLA Naba Das will head the team, former...

Egg On Face: ABEO Arrested For Taking Bribe In Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar(PTI): An Assistant Block Education Officer (ABEO) was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance wing in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 4000 to approve pending bill of a Self Help Group (SHG). Jaymuni Behera, ABEO of Jamda Block in Mayurbhanj, had demanded Rs 4,000 for approval of pending bill relating to the expenditure incurred due to...

Open Your Mouth: Pradeep Majhi Needles 2 Union Ministers’ Silence Over Koraput Gang Rape Case

Bhubaneswar: Former Nabarangpur MP and senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi today questioned the silence of two Union Ministers namely Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram from the state over a minor girl’s gang rape incident in Koraput district. “Why the two Union Ministers from the state Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram are not taking any initiative to give justice to...

‘Missile Man’s Life-Size Statue Unveiled In Sambalpur

Sambalpur: A life-size bronze statue of former President late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, nick-named as ‘Missile Man of India’, was unveiled at Chandra Sekhar Behera (CSB) Zilla School Chowk in Sambalpur town by the district administration today. The statue has been erected as a mark of respect and love for Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who had visited Sambalpur to...

Odisha Likely To Experience Rain Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area was formed over the Central Bay of Bengal today and under its influence Odisha may have rain and thundershower in some places tomorrow. The low pressure area was formed under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation, the meteorological centre here said. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends upto 5.8 km above the mean sea...

Odisha Urges To Open More Bank Branches For Success Of Mudra Scheme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today reiterated its demand for opening bank branches in all the gram panchayats. Demanding to spread the banking services across the state as more than 4, 000 gram panchayats are out of bank network till date, Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera stressed that urgent steps should be taken to open branches in every panchayat For the success...

Odisha To Be Laboratory Of Skill Development: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Centre has plans to make Odisha the laboratory of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Petroleum Minister Pradhan, who is also the minister in charge of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said this while addressing a programe marking Micro Unit Development and Refinance Agency (Mudra) promotion in the state. "The banks should disburse credit between Rs...

Fishy Death: Old Man Beaten To Death In Jajpur

Jajpur: A 62-year-old-man was today beaten to death by a group of people near Endalo village in Jajpur district, police said. The deceased has been identified as Keshab Malik who hailed from Phalapur village under Binjharpur block, the police said. Police said a minor clash erupted between the villagers of Phalapur and Endalo over their territorial jurisdiction of fishing from the...

Confusing Figures: Odisha Urges Centre For MSME Census

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has urged the Centre to immediately take up MSME Census to have the concrete data base on the sector to help the government to get the real picture. While Government of India has unilaterally stopped All India Census of Registered MSMEs, getting authentic data on MSME sector has become impossible, complained officials. Data provided by the Industry...

Maoists Deny Involvement In Minor Girl Gang Rape Case In Koraput

Koraput: Refuting the questions raised by the Odisha Director General Of Police(DGP) RP Sharma about the possible involvement in the sensational Kunduli minor girl gang rape case in Koraput district, an active Maoist body has denied the involvement of its cadres in the incident. Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) has denied the involvement of Maoist cadres in the heinous...