Bijepur bypoll to be held on October 21, counting on October 24

Bhubaneswar: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday announced the schedule for the Bijepur Assembly byelections, the seat vacated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after retaining his traditional Hinjili Assembly constituency. Polling will occur on October 21, with counting on October 24. The notification will be issued on September 23 and the last date for […]

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Five IAS probationers to help Odisha Govt realise its Puri dream

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appointed five IAS probationers to help Puri Collector Balwant Singh for successful implementation of the Rs 500-crore heritage projects in Puri. The young officers of 2018-batch – Suryavanshi Mayur Vikash, Kirtivasan V, Dr Subhankar Mohapatra, J Sonal and Bhubanesh Devdas Patil –  were briefed by R Balkrishnan, Chief Advisor […]

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Legislators must not forget democratic decency: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that democratic dissent is a right of an MLA and while exercising this right, legislators must not forget democratic decency. “Democratic dissent is a right of an MLA. While exercising this right, legislators must not forget democratic decency. At no circumstances, democratic dissent should cast a shadow […]

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Memorandum submitted to CM over demolition of Mangu & Panjabi Mutts at Puri

Bhubaneswar: Upset over Puri district administration’s plan to raze Manguu Mutt and Punjabi Mutt in Puri as part of reforms being carried out by the State Government around the Shree Jagannath Temple, two noted personalities on behalf of the Sikh Community of Odisha have submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requesting him to […]

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Historian demands restoration of Sakhigopal Emar Mutt

Bhubaneswar: In all the hullaballoo of Emar Mutt’s demolition in Puri, what was forgotten and overlooked was that it had many branches all over the State; and was the fountainhead of many smaller Mutts. Among the many smaller branches in different places, the Emar Mutt at Sakhigopal stands apart due to its historical importance. Noted […]

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Odisha relaxes new traffic rules for 3 months

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong note of public resentment over steep penalties being enforced under amended Motor Vehicle Act, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked the enforcement agencies not to aggressively go on an overdrive against traffic rule violators for next three months. The Chief Minister appealed to the people to get the papers of their […]

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Caught on Camera: Girl thrashes molesters, forces them to do sit-ups in public

Bhubaneswar: Setting an example for women everywhere, a girl on Sunday thrashed her molesters and forced them to do sit-ups in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar city. The incident took place at GGP Colony in Jagannath Nagar area under Laxmisagar police station. The entire incident was caught on camera has gone viral in social media. As per […]

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New traffic fines trigger mob fury in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Ever since the new Motor Vehicles Act came into force, police across the country have been slapping hefty fines on people for violating traffic rules. But it’s not just the public who is facing the music for not following rules, the law enforcement officials are also being forced to answer for violating rules. Such […]

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Auto driver fined Rs 47,500 in one go under new traffic rules in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Traffic Police on Wednesday issued a challan of Rs 47,500 to an auto rickshaw driver here under the amended Motor Vehicles Act thereby surpassing the challan of Rs 23,000 issued to a man on scooter by Gurugram Traffic Police on Monday. The challan was issued to Haribandhu Kanhar near Acharya Vihar Square […]

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‘Paperboy’ Shashanka appointed Gandhi Peace Ambassador

Bhubaneswar: The Gandhi Peace Foundation of Nepal has appointed Shashanka Sekhar Das, popularly known as the Paperboy, as the Gandhi Peace Ambassador for India. Shashanka is the Limca Book of Records holder for the largest collection of different newspapers of the world and his collection has been adjudged by the Guinness Book of World records […]

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