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Mohit Marwah wedding photos Arjun Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor

Not Sonam Kapoor but her cousin, the Raag Desh actor Mohit Marwah is getting married to girlfriend Anita Motiwala in UAE. Family and close friends are reaching the scenic Al Ras Khaimah where the ceremonies will take place.

amitabh bachchan twitter followers meeting

Foreseeing the loss of an influential superstar from their site, looks like the Twitter people decided to pay Amitabh Bachchan a visit and explain to him how their website functioned.

Jr NTR to become a dad again

Several reports suggest that Jr NTR is expecting a second baby with his wife Pranathi. The actor also allegedly turned down the offer to host the second season of Bigg Boss Telugu to spend time with her.

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Social media platform Facebook will look to verify buyers of political ads through postcards, as the company will determine whether the individuals reside within or outside the US.

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The Cellular Operators' Association of India has said that telecom network rollout is affected most at the municipal and Panchayat levels, which are not following the Centre's directives.

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A new leaked video suggests Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2s could come with an iPhone X-like gestures to navigate the interface. The 11-second video, which cannot be confirmed as authentic, depicts what appears to be the Mi Mix 2s.

Bhubaneswar News

Odisha reiterates demand for special category status
Odisha reiterates demand for special category status

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also urged the Centre to change the fund-sharing pattern of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) from 75:25 to 90:10 between the Centre and state, respectively.

BJD will win in Bijepur by-polls by good margin: Naveen Patnaik
BJD will win in Bijepur by-polls by good margin: Naveen Patnaik

“We will be winning the Bijepur by-poll with good margin. Our development and welfare works are the basis of our confidence,” said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pataik.

Odisha police station attacked, records burnt after death in custody
Odisha police station attacked, records burnt after death in custody

Several policemen were injured and Sub-divisional Police Officer Abakash Routray sustained injuries on head, which police sources say are “very serious”.

Kunduli rape-suicide case: Odisha govt urges HC to appoint sitting judge
Kunduli rape-suicide case: Odisha govt urges HC to appoint sitting judge

Sources in the home department said that the government is in search of an efficient IPS officer, with adequate experience in the CBI, to head the SIT probe.

Odisha rape case: Govt trying to destroy evidences, claims Dharmendra Pradhan
Odisha rape case: Govt trying to destroy evidences, claims Dharmendra Pradhan

The Union Minister said if the state government had no confidence in the CBI, it could also go for a court-monitored inquiry by a Special Investigation Team. He also alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was yet to review the case.

Naveen Patnaik suspends LS MP Baijayant Panda from BJD
Naveen Patnaik suspends LS MP Baijayant Panda from BJD

“BJD president Naveen Patnaik has suspended Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda from the primary membership of the BJD,” Patro told reporters.

Tribal girl ‘suicide’: Shutdown hits normal life in Odisha
Tribal girl ‘suicide’: Shutdown hits normal life in Odisha

Shops, business establishments, markets, offices, banks and financial institutions remained shut, while vehicular movement came to a grinding halt across the state during the shutdown, police said.

Odisha girl who claimed gangrape by ‘men in uniform’ commits suicide
Odisha girl who claimed gangrape by ‘men in uniform’ commits suicide

The girl had on October 10 last year alleged that she was raped by “four men in uniform” at Kunduli while she was returning to her home at Musaguda village in the Naxal-hit Koraput district

Fire breaks out at shopping complex, no casualty
Fire breaks out at shopping complex, no casualty

Six fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames at the ‘Venus Daily Market’ located near Damana Square.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wants officers to fast-track green projects
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wants officers to fast-track green projects

The chief minister asked the officers to sincerely implement the welfare measures for the benefit of the people, particularly the disadvantaged groups.

Odisha Police confers ‘antique’ status on out-of-service vehicles
Odisha Police confers ‘antique’ status on out-of-service vehicles

Four vehicles were withdrawn from service as they had crossed the 15-year life span limit and covered over 2.40 lakh kilometre in line with the provisions of the Orissa Motor Vehicle Act.

10,000 hectare of paddy crop affected due to unseasonal rains in Odisha
10,000 hectare of paddy crop affected due to unseasonal rains in Odisha

Five districts of Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghour and Puri had received heavy rainfall on December 9 and 10 due to a depression over the Bay of Bengal.

Centre in favour of Chhattisgarh in Mahanadi row: BJP leader
Centre in favour of Chhattisgarh in Mahanadi row: BJP leader

The Odisha government had moved the Centre for an inter-state tribunal only after a negotiation failed with Chhattisgarh in November, last year, he explained.

Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Purvasha Folk & Tribal Art Museum
Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Purvasha Folk & Tribal Art Museum

Patnaik said the museum will play a significant role in promoting, protecting and projecting the great cultural heritage of Odisha at a global platform.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat hails Army Air Defence College for modern facilities
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat hails Army Air Defence College for modern facilities

Rawat praised the ranks for maintaining “state-of-the-art training facilities and an excellent campus”, conducive to knowledge professionalism and excellence, the release said.

Odisha to launch new irrigation scheme
Odisha to launch new irrigation scheme

Under the scheme, 46,296 hectare command area of 14 major and medium irrigations and 284 minor irrigation projects will be revived, Jena said.

Odisha govt asks collectors to send report of crop loss
Odisha govt asks collectors to send report of crop loss

The officials have been told to strictly adhere to the directions of the state government for assessment of crop damage, if any, due to rain, Sethi said.

Odisha Assembly panel seeks date with PM Narendra Modi to discuss paddy MSP
Odisha Assembly panel seeks date with PM Narendra Modi to discuss paddy MSP

The BJD and Congress members alleged that the Prime Minister has failed to keep his promises made to the farmers during the 2014 general elections.

Odisha set to apply for Geographical Indication tag for Rasagola, turmeric
Odisha set to apply for Geographical Indication tag for Rasagola, turmeric

The Geographical Indication status would enhance the trade value of the Kandhamal turmeric and its import to other states would become easy.

Odisha police arrest two for forcing minor to strip before camera
Odisha police arrest two for forcing minor to strip before camera

It was intially thought that the incident had occured in Bhubaneswar but after watching the video it was concluded that it had taken place in Baripada.

Now, Odisha to move Geographical Indication registry seeking tag for Rasagola
Now, Odisha to move Geographical Indication registry seeking tag for Rasagola

While West Bengal government claimed that it was invented in the state by Nabin Chandra Das in 1868, Odisha claimed the sweet was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath temple in Puri.

Odisha govt may apply for GI tag on hand-woven ethnic shawl
Odisha govt may apply for GI tag on hand-woven ethnic shawl

A GI (geographical indication) tag is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical location and possess qualities or a reputation that correspond to that origin.

Will form next government with comfortable majority, says Naveen Patnaik
Will form next government with comfortable majority, says Naveen Patnaik

Patnaik also denounced the kind of abuse politics in which various other party leaders indulged in. “I personally do not even take any name during my speeches,” he said.

Odisha farmer commits suicide for crop failure
Odisha farmer commits suicide for crop failure

Tulasi Bariha, wife of the deceased farmer, said that her husband had taken a loan of Rs one lakh from some private money lenders in the village for paddy cultivation on five acres of land.

Diwali tragedy: 6 killed, 9 injured in illegal cracker factory explosion in Odisha
Diwali tragedy: 6 killed, 9 injured in illegal cracker factory explosion in Odisha

Four fire tenders were pressed into service to extinguish the blaze and rescue the victims, while over a dozen ambulances rushed to the site to shift the injured to the hospital. Police said the exact cause of the incident would be ascertained after investigation.

Gangrape case: Shutdown hits life in Koraput district
Gangrape case: Shutdown hits life in Koraput district

Congress leaders further threatened that the agitation would be intensified and spread to other areas of the state if the demands are not met immediately.

A person who cannot speak Odia has no right to become CM:Ex-MP
A person who cannot speak Odia has no right to become CM:Ex-MP

Parida, who is also the president of ‘Bhasa Surakshya Sammilani’ (BSS), an outfit fighting for the protection of Odia language and literature, said BSS will launch a civil disobedience movement in front of all district collectors’ offices on October 16.

Two Odisha jails open canteens for inmates
Two Odisha jails open canteens for inmates

The departmental canteens have been allowed at the Circle Jail in Choudwar of Cuttack and the Special Jail at Jharpada in the state capital, said B K Sharma, DGP Prisons, Odisha.

Buffalo death triggers panic in Odisha’s Kendrapara
Buffalo death triggers panic in Odisha’s Kendrapara

Around 20 buffaloes died within a fortnight in the coastal pockets of Satabhaya, Kanhupur, Gupti and Barahapur villages, said Chaitnya Sethi, Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO).

Two mowed down by train in Odisha
Two mowed down by train in Odisha

While three members of the family managed to cross the tracks, the old woman and her granddaughter got stranded midway while crossing the tracks, the police said.

Mutilated body of woman found in Bhubaneswar
Mutilated body of woman found in Bhubaneswar

Investigation had begun to ascertain the reason for the woman’s death. The body had been sent for post-mortem. It was suspected that the woman was killed, said a senior police official.

Naveen Patnaik announces grant-in-aid system, teachers suspend stir
Naveen Patnaik announces grant-in-aid system, teachers suspend stir

“We will abolish the block grant system and replace it with grant-in-aid system. This will benefit teachers to uplift the education quality in the state,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced after a meeting with the agitating teachers.

Odisha receives Rs 466 crore of investment proposals
Odisha receives Rs 466 crore of investment proposals

The state government has already allotted required land to 20 interested firms, official sources said adding that the state run Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation is developing the seafood park at an expense of Rs 134 crore.

Odisha swine flu toll rises to six
Odisha swine flu toll rises to six

As many as 24 samples were sent for investigation on Thursday, out of which 13 tested positive taking the total number of H1N1 virus affected persons in Odisha to 84.

Bhubaneswar: BMC removes Amit Shah posters, BJP flags from no-hoarding zones
Bhubaneswar: BMC removes Amit Shah posters, BJP flags from no-hoarding zones

BMC also removed BJP flags, hoardings, banners and Amit Shah cut-outs from the Kalinga Stadium area, the venue of Asian Athletics Championship meet. The civic body removed about four trucks of flags, banners and cut-outs of the BJP president, a BMC official said.

Odisha: Auto-rickshaw accident kills 8 in Jagatsinghpur
Odisha: Auto-rickshaw accident kills 8 in Jagatsinghpur

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik later announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the family of the deceased and free treatment for the injured.