INS Chilika, a key enabler in meeting manpower needs of Navy

Bhubaneswar: Indian Naval Ship (INS) Chilka, the ab-initio training establishment for Sailors and Naviks of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard respectively, was commissioned on February 21, 1980. The establishment has expanded more than tenfold since it’s commissioning about four decade back, from an initial capacity of 600, and presently trains nearly 6,500 trainees per […]

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Visakhapatnam-Bhagat Ki Kothi express engine catches fire

Bolangir: Hundreds of passengers aboard Visakhapatnam – Bhagat Ki Kothi Express escaped unhurt on Thursday after the electric engine of the train caught fire at Harishankar railway station. There was no injury or casualty in the incident. The engine was immediately detached and the train carried on its onward journey with another locomotive, adding the […]

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Day-long Odisha bandh called by farmers begins

Bhubaneswar: A dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan, a farmers’ organisation over the alleged apathetic attitude of the State Government towards the farmers, began today across Odisha amid tight security with Opposition parties, including the Congress and BJP, supporting it. The NNKS has given the call for the bandh demanding proper minimum support […]

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Odisha traders condemn Pulwama attack, down shutters in respect of slain CRPF jawans

Bhubaneswar: As condemnation and sympathies pour in from across the country against the terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district, traders across the State on Monday observed a State-wide trade bandh to pay homage to the slain CRPF jawans. Wholesale and retail markets were remained closed to pay respect to the 40 Central Reserve […]

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Two-minute silence observed for slain CRPF jawans at Rajnath’s public meeting in Odisha

Bhadrak: A two-minute silence was observed at a public meeting attended by Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh Bhadrak district in Odisha district on Sunday to pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and senior BJP leaders were […]

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Odisha enhances ex-gratia for kin of two Odia CRPF martyrs to Rs 25 lakh each

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday paid rich tributes to two brave CRPF jawans from Odisha – Prasanna Sahu and Manoj Kumar Behera – who sacrificed their lives in the Pulwama terrorist attack and enhanced the ex-gratia announced for the family members of the two martyred CRPF jawans from Rs 10 lakh to Rs […]

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Odisha IPS officers condemn Pulwama terror attack, contribute 1-day salary for CRPF martyrs

Bhubaneswar: Condemning the Pulwama terror attack, the Odisha IPS Association, a body of IPS officers of Odisha-cadre, on Saturday decided to contribute one-day salary to the welfare fund of DG, CRPF in support of the bereaved families. Forty CRPF jawans, including two from Odisha made supreme sacrifices and attained martyrdom in the ghastly terror attack […]

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Two-minute silence observed in educational institutions across Odisha for slain CRPF jawans

Bhubaneswar: A two-minute silence was observed in all the educational institutions in the State on Saturday to pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday. Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Pulawama terror attack: CM speaks to family members of two Odia martyrs

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday spoke to the family members of two Odia martyrs, who among many CRPF jawans were killed in a terror attack in Pulawama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Patnaik talked with the family members of Prasanna Sahu and Manoj Behera over telephone and conveyed his deep sympathy and […]

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CM condemns terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday condemned the terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in Goripora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Patnaik posted his condolence on social media. “Deeply saddened by the martyrdom of so many #Crpf #jawans in terrorist attack in #Pulwama district of #JammuAndKashmir. Strongly condemn the […]

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