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Phillauri actor Anushka Sharma says she follows her instincts rather than get influenced by what others think.

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Ahead of its launch on February 26, the highly-anticipated Nokia 8 has been spotted at China's e-commerce website JD.com.

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Mukesh Ambani made a slew of announcements on Tuesday during his address to company employees in Mumbai.

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Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced the Jio Prime membership for initial customers of Reliance Jio.

Bhubaneswar News

Odisha Panchayat polls: BJP closes in on BJD in phase 3
Odisha Panchayat polls: BJP closes in on BJD in phase 3

The BJP is expected to win five or six Zilla Parishads while the BJD is likely to get 23 to 24.

IAS officer arrested for graft in Odisha
IAS officer arrested for graft in Odisha

Vigilance Director R P Sharma said that they had evidence to prove that Mishra had taken bribe. “We strongly suspect that he received the cash as bribe.

Odisha panchayat elections: 73 per cent voter turnout in second phase of polls
Odisha panchayat elections: 73 per cent voter turnout in second phase of polls

While Dhenkanal district reported the highest of 84 per cent voter turnout, the Maoist-hit Malkangiri district registered the lowest 64 per cent of polling.

Odisha Panchayat polls: Advantage BJP in first phase
Odisha Panchayat polls: Advantage BJP in first phase

The three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha began Monday amid cases of poll violence reported in different parts of the state.

Woman cries harassment against BJD MLA from Talcher
Woman cries harassment against BJD MLA from Talcher

“It is a conspiracy against me,” Pradhan claimed while the woman alleged that the MLA has torturing her physically and mentally, threatening her not to disclose the matter.

Proposal for sexual abuse trials in Odisha: Minor victims to be put in separate court rooms
Proposal for sexual abuse trials in Odisha: Minor victims to be put in separate court rooms

Though the POCSO Act was passed in 2012, it was not until October last year when the Odisha government designated separate courts for trial of the cases as mandated by the Act.

Raghubar Das accuses Naveen Patnaik of lacking required knowledge in Odia language
Raghubar Das accuses Naveen Patnaik of lacking required knowledge in Odia language

“How can Odisha progress when its chief minister does not have knowledge in local language and the state’s culture,” Das

Mahanadi water dispute: Union Min slams Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik for rejecting committee
Mahanadi water dispute: Union Min slams Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik for rejecting committee

Naveen had earlier written to PM Modi, saying that he was concerned by the Centre’s failure in stopping Chhattisgarh from working on projects that were started unilaterally in the Mahanadi basin.

Woman murdered in Odisha, body found on expressway
Woman murdered in Odisha, body found on expressway

Police said the 35-year-old woman’s body was found in the morning near Hazari traffic junction on the Paradip-Daitary Expressway

Gas leak in Rourkela Steel Plant, 1 killed
Gas leak in Rourkela Steel Plant, 1 killed

Officials said six contract workers, who were engaged by a private firm for maintenance of a blast furnace, came in contact with hot gas that leaked from the furnace.

Odisha: 40 tourists from WB injured as bus overturns
Odisha: 40 tourists from WB injured as bus overturns

A special team of eight doctors was formed to ensure proper treatment of the injured tourists, while over 40 nurses were also engaged, they said.

Odisha: 40 tourists from West Bengal  injured as bus overturns near Bhubaneswar
Odisha: 40 tourists from West Bengal injured as bus overturns near Bhubaneswar

As many as 36 injured persons, including four children and around 15 women, were taken to the Capital Hospital after the accident.

Hirakhand Express derailment: Odisha Police rules out Maoist hand
Hirakhand Express derailment: Odisha Police rules out Maoist hand

“There is no evidence regarding the involvement of Maoists. We will inquire into the matter and Railway Safety Commissioner will also probe the matter,” Director General of Police K.B. Singh told the media.

Odisha: Phulbani records 6 degrees, forested districts hit hard
Odisha: Phulbani records 6 degrees, forested districts hit hard

Shallow fog prevailed over isolated pockets of north interior Odisha, it said, adding minimum temperature in the area were appreciably below normal.

Lanjigarh eve-teasing case: 6 held for setting girl on fire
Lanjigarh eve-teasing case: 6 held for setting girl on fire

The accused persons were booked under various sections of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act

Banana plantation damaged in Odisha by elephants
Banana plantation damaged in Odisha by elephants

A herd of about 25 elephants, led by four tuskers, including five calves, went on a rampage in Khamnipada and five adjoining villages, damaging banana plants, high yield mango seedlings, vegetables and rabi crops.

CBI arrests Rourkela Steel Plant Executive Director on graft charges
CBI arrests Rourkela Steel Plant Executive Director on graft charges

The investigation into seizure of huge cash of Rs. 2,000 denomination from Burma’s possession is currently underway.

Vigilance records 47 per cent conviction rate in graft cases in 2016
Vigilance records 47 per cent conviction rate in graft cases in 2016

The State Vigilance also registered this year 74 cases relating to allotment of plots by the BDA, CDA and Housing Board, which are under investigation.

President invites Naveen Patnaik for lunch, CM says no purpose stringed
President invites Naveen Patnaik for lunch, CM says no purpose stringed

The President will be meeting Naveen at the Rashtrapati Bhawan between 2 pm to 3 pm on Friday.

Odisha: 15 devotees stung by honeybees
Odisha: 15 devotees stung by honeybees

At least 15 devotees, mostly women, were injured on Sunday at Sialia under Rajkanika tehsil of Odisha’s Kendrapara district after being stung by a swarm of honeybees near a place of worship

Odisha Beverages Corpn inaugurates online system
Odisha Beverages Corpn inaugurates online system

The Corporation has nine Depots in various places like Chandikhol, Khordha, Nirgundi, Angul, Sambalpur, Balasore, Berhampur, Rayagada and Bolagir.

Odisha stevedoring magnate back in jail after treatment
Odisha stevedoring magnate back in jail after treatment

Police officials said a doctor was called into jail and after he complained of severe sickness.

Odisha Special Secretary promoted to the rank of ADG
Odisha Special Secretary promoted to the rank of ADG

A notification issued by the home department said Das would continue in his post, but would be promoted to the rank of ADG.

Odisha shivers, Daringbadi coldest at 5 degrees Celsius
Odisha shivers, Daringbadi coldest at 5 degrees Celsius

The minimum temperature at Kandhamal district headquarter Phulbani remained at 6.2 degrees C, the Meteorological office said.

Odisha: Maoists kill one, torch seven vehicles in Koraput district
Odisha: Maoists kill one, torch seven vehicles in Koraput district

A group of Maoists attacked G Appa Rao’s house at Kotubu village, bordering Andhra Pradesh in Pottangi area late on Thursday night and dragged him out charging him to be a police informer.

Odisha: BJD, BJP supporters clash during shutdown
Odisha: BJD, BJP supporters clash during shutdown

BJP state unit general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan asked how the BJD workers were allowed to take out a bike rally by police during the bandh.

Odisha: Opposition intensifies agitation demanding mayor’s resignation
Odisha: Opposition intensifies agitation demanding mayor’s resignation

Opposition intensified its agitation on Tuesday demanding the resignation of city mayor Ananta Narayan Jena over a sex clip purportedly featuring him.

BJP demands Bhubaneswar mayor’s removal, calls bandh
BJP demands Bhubaneswar mayor’s removal, calls bandh

A delegation of the civil society also submitted a memorandum to Odisha Governor seeking his intervention into the matter.

‘Impossible’ to implement SC order on shifting liquor shops : Odisha govt
‘Impossible’ to implement SC order on shifting liquor shops : Odisha govt

“People will object to liquor shops there. How can one open liquor shops? These kind of issues will come up in large numbers,” Excise Minister Damodar Rout said.

Odisha: 7-yr old boy dies after alleged wrong injection
Odisha: 7-yr old boy dies after alleged wrong injection

A case has been registered against Das under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

BJP to intensify stir over video tape featuring Bhubaneswar Mayor
BJP to intensify stir over video tape featuring Bhubaneswar Mayor

The party would observe ‘chakka jam’ and halt vehicular movement for two hours from 10 am to noon on Monday, General Secretary of the BJP state unit Prithviraj Harichandan said.

Demonetisation: Weavers feel the heat in Odisha’s ‘silk town’
Demonetisation: Weavers feel the heat in Odisha’s ‘silk town’

“The sale of Berhampuri patta has come down by 60 per cent while the cooperative societies struggle to pay weavers their wages due to the cash crunch,” said T Gopi, President of All Odisha Devanga Mahasangh.

108 ambulance workers go on strike in Odisha
108 ambulance workers go on strike in Odisha

The Association had earlier launched a similar agitation in March this year demanding fulfilment of their 12-point charter of demands.

Sex tape: Bhubaneswar mayor files criminal case against two
Sex tape: Bhubaneswar mayor files criminal case against two

Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said the Commissionerate Police has written to YouTube to remove the video from its website.

Odisha: Congress brings privilege notice against Naveen Patnaik
Odisha: Congress brings privilege notice against Naveen Patnaik

The notice was given by Narasingha Mishra, who alleged that the false and fabricated statement was made in connection with a calling attention notice

Congress in Odisha Assembly demands release of farmers detained on way to rally
Congress in Odisha Assembly demands release of farmers detained on way to rally

The issue was raised by Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra.