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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.

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Odisha: Marriage prospects take a hit due to water shortage in 8 villages

Rabindra Jena, who represents Balasore in Odisha, spoke of the peculiar problem saying that the water table has gone so down that one cannot get water even 1,000 feet depth.

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Odisha: Elephant corridor notification pending since four years despite rising deaths

With no elephant corridors in place, more and more elephants are falling in wells, dying on train tracks or falling victim to retaliatory attacks after straying from corridors.

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Three women ‘Maoists’ killed in encounter

“Our operation team is yet to reach the headquarters. We will reveal identity of the Maoists after their return,” Rai said. The police said a few .303 rifle and a 9-mm pistol have been recovered.

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Odisha murder: Ex-school inspector gets life

CBI is yet to file a chargesheet in the case and is still hunting for the man who set the woman afire.

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26 years later, Odisha govt bulldozes illegal construction of its crorepati MLA

With declared assets worth Rs 51 crore and his wife’s Shantilata’s as Rs 18 crore, Sanatan Mahakud was one of the richest candidates in 2014 assembly polls.

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Odisha: Govt provides transportation to children who have to cross river, hills to reach school

In districts like Kandhamal, there are places where children have to walk over tightrope to reach the school across a river.