Hyderabad encounter: Odisha Law Minister lauds police action

Bhubaneswar: Amid the heated debate that sparked off following the encounter killing of four Hyderabad rape and murder accused on whether the action of the police was justified or was it extra-judicial, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Friday supported the actions of police saying whatever happened in Hyderabad is appropriate. “The rape and murder […]

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17 individuals conferred with Odisha Excellence Award

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Sunday conferred Odisha Excellence Award (OEA) on 17 individuals and three organisations at a function held at Odissi Research Centre auditorium here. Well-known poet and scholar Padma Vibhushan Dr Sitakant Mahapatra and Odia Media director Subhransu Panda were present on the occassion. Odisha Excellence Awards are conferred on […]

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Congress workers sell onions at Rs 40/kg in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress party workers on Monday resorted to a unique by selling onions at Rs 40 per kilogram at Master Canteen Square here to protest against the unprecedented increase in prices of onion. In the past few days, prices of onions have shot up to Rs 100 per kg in several parts of […]

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Senior bureaucrat Gagan Dhal gets VRS nod

Bhubaneswar: Odisha cadre IAS officer and Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd (OFDC) Chairman Dr Gagn Kumar Dhal’s application for voluntary retirement from service (VRS) has been accepted by the State Government. The 1985-batch officer had applied for VRS – from the Indian Administrative Service by relaxing the mandatory notice period of three months as provided […]

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Odisha Excellence Award for three institutions, 17 individuals from diverse fields

Bhubaneswar: At least 17 inspiring personalities from diverse fields and three institutions will be conferred with the Odisha Media Excellence Award-2019 by Governor Ganeshi Lal on December 1. The list of awardees include Padma Shri Prafulla kar for Music, Padma Shri Sudarshan Sahoo for Art, Padma Shri Ileana Citaristi for Dance, Jagadananda for Social Service, […]

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Purusottam Express to run on diverted route on December 5 & 6

Bhubaneswar: In view of safety related modernisation work at Bhabua Station under Mughalsarai division, Purusottam Express originating from both the directions – New Delhi and Puri – will on diverted route December 5 and 6 (Thursday and Friday). According to a East Coast Railway (ECoR) communiqué, the train will run diverted via Tata-Muri-Barkakana-Garwa Road-Chopan-Chunar stations. […]

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Odisha extends new traffic rule deadline again by three months

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief for people, the Odisha Government on Wednesday relaxed the deadline to impose the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 by three more months. However, no relaxation will be made against rash and drunken driving, over speeding, driving against flow of traffic, using mobile while driving, triple riding on two-wheeler, overloading and […]

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Bhubaneswar & Rourkela to host 2023 Hockey World Cup matches

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced that the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in Odisha. “It is a rare honour for any country to host a World Cup and Odisha is proud to be hosting Hockey World Cup for the second time continuously. I am happy to share matches of […]

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604 minor rape cases reported in Odisha in six months

Bhubaneswar: Despite stringent laws and awareness campaigns, as many as 604 minor rape cases have been reported in Odisha in the first six months of this year, giving an indication of continuing atrocities against women in the State. In 2018, 1,430 cases of sexual assault against minor girls have been registered in the State. “Between […]

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CM announces Rs 100-crore for Utkal University

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said that the State Government has sanctioned Rs 100 crore to the Utkal University for opening of six Centres of Excellence. Maintaining that teaching and learning is an ongoing and evolving process and Utkal University has always taken the lead of fulfilling the State’s educational aspirations by achieving […]

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