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Fire breaks out at shopping complex, no casualty

January 4, 2018 4:42:10 pm

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

Odisha Parcel bomb survivor appeals to CM for justice

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

December 24, 2017 4:02:25 pm

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

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

December 22, 2017 3:55:49 pm

Four vehicles were withdrawn from service as they had crossed the 15-year life span limit and covered over 2.40 lakh kilometre in line with the provisions of the Orissa Motor Vehicle Act.

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

December 22, 2017 3:48:11 pm

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.

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Centre in favour of Chhattisgarh in Mahanadi row: BJP leader

December 10, 2017 3:58:54 pm

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.

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Naveen Patnaik inaugurates Purvasha Folk & Tribal Art Museum

December 9, 2017 4:05:29 pm

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

November 26, 2017 6:50:33 pm

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.

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Odisha to launch new irrigation scheme

November 22, 2017 10:34:20 pm

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

Sudesh Kumar had threatened to either kill himself or convert to Islam after his land was allegedly grabbed by a few influential people.

Odisha govt asks collectors to send report of crop loss

November 18, 2017 9:16:19 pm

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 to discuss paddy MSP

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

November 18, 2017 7:46:59 pm

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.

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

November 17, 2017 7:42:54 pm

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

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Odisha police arrest two for forcing minor to strip before camera

November 16, 2017 9:16:21 pm

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.

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

November 15, 2017 10:39:25 pm

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

October 30, 2017 12:28:23 pm

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.

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Will form next government with comfortable majority, says Naveen Patnaik

October 30, 2017 8:30:36 am

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

October 26, 2017 4:57:52 pm

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.

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

October 18, 2017 8:53:55 pm

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.

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Gangrape case: Shutdown hits life in Koraput district

October 16, 2017 5:45:13 pm

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.

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

October 11, 2017 12:34:28 am

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.

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Two Odisha jails open canteens for inmates

October 10, 2017 3:28:39 pm

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.

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Buffalo death triggers panic in Odisha’s Kendrapara

October 7, 2017 10:18:44 pm

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).

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Two mowed down by train in Odisha

October 1, 2017 4:18:34 pm

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.

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Mutilated body of woman found in Bhubaneswar

September 26, 2017 1:03:53 pm

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.

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

September 2, 2017 12:12:54 am

"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.

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Odisha receives Rs 466 crore of investment proposals

August 29, 2017 6:59:46 pm

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.