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Odisha sizzles in the summer heat

Sunstroke has claimed ten lives in the state this summer.

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Naveen Patnaik bats on Visa on Arrival facility for Bhubaneswar

In separate letters to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju, Patnaik has requested to provide Visa on Arrival facility and a stop in Bhubaneswar of Air India’s Colombo-Varanasi flight.

Heatwave intensifies in Odisha, mercury in Titlagarh crosses 47 degrees Celsius

Eight heat-related deaths have been reported in Odisha so far this summer.

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GST will simplify tax administration, says Odisha Finance Minister S B Behera

Odisha Finance Minister SB Behera said that the Odisha Goods and Service Tax Bill, 2017 will ensure simplification of tax administration, while the Odisha Value Addeed Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2017 would allow the state to impose VAT on only on six items.

Odisha High Court grants bail to Mahimananda Mishra in Paradip murder case

Businessman Mahimananda Mishra was booked earlier this year in the 2013 bomb blast case in which an advocate was injured.

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Tiger cub named Baahubali in Odisha’s Nandankanan zoo

A 13-month-old tiger cub at the famous Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, was named Baahubali!

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Odisha: BJP demands deployment of special protection force in Ganjam panchayat polls

“We doubt if the elections will be free and fair with the local police on election duty because we feel it will favour the ruling party,” said BJP’s Odisha unit Secretary and spokesperson Golak Mohapatra.

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Odisha, Chhattisgarh express concern on Polavaram design flood

Lok Sabha informed that concerns were raised by governments of Odhisa and Chattisgarh with regard to design flood and back water calculations of the Polavaram project.

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Odisha: 68 estuarine crocodile nests found in Bhitarkanika National Park

The nests were sighted by wildlife enumerators of the forest department.

Odisha: OTDC planning to spend Rs 1.15 crore to re-develop old temple

The temple holds significance for the people of Odisha as Maa Budhi Thakurani is regarded as the deity of Silk City

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8th century temple discovered while renovating another in Odisha

Remnants of a Parvati temple were discovered in the process of renovating the Bateswar temple. A temple priest said some idols were also discovered inside this temple.

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PM Modi’s speech in Balasore, Odisha in ten tweets

This was PM Modi’s fourth trip to Odisha in the last two years

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The constant struggles and lasting popularity of jatra groups in Odisha

When a bus plunged into a gorge wiping out nearly an entire jatra troupe in Odisha, it was a reminder of the lives on the road the state’s 100-odd such groups lead. Photographs: CHANDRA SEKHAR SAHOO

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In Odisha, leprosy patients can now contest rural polls

Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak had recently told the Assembly that 2.12 lakh people were found to be suffering from leprosy in the state since 2001.

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Nabarangpur: Poorest district leaps to top 5 in Odisha with 92 per cent pass in Class X

Class X results declared on May 2, standing fifth among the state’s 30 districts.