Papu Pom Pom’s ‘Mr Kanhaiya’ poster stirs up controversy, FIR lodged

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor and comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy, popularly known as Papu Pom Pom, has courted controversy for a poster of his upcoming movie “Mr Kanhaiya” that shows him holding ropes tied to the neck of seven girls, drawing flak from different quarters. The poster depicts the seven girls as mares and the actor as […]

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Alarming: 1,497 elephant deaths in Odisha since 1990

Bhubaneswar: At least 1,497 elephants have died in Odisha since 1990 due to various reasons, most of them being unnatural deaths. “About 1,497 elephant deaths have been recorded in the state since 1990 till 2019. It is shocking that at least 718 elephant deaths have been recorded in the last nine years and five months […]

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Tigress Priyanka’s death brings number of big cat to 26 at Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan: Tigress ‘Priyanka’ died at Nandankanan Zoological Park on Monday. She was unwell for the past two years due to old age-related ailments Aged about 19 years 5 months Priyanka was born on March 25, 2000 from Ashok and Tanuja. She died today at 10.30 am, sources in the zoo said. The death was due […]

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Top cop mantra for student leaders  

Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch CID IG Arun Bothra on Saturday called upon student leaders to maintain discipline and punctuality and understand responsibility to achieve the goal of the student community. Addressing students on the occasion of investiture ceremony of the newly selected student council of DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur here, Bothra advised the students to follow […]

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Odisha Secretariat renamed as Lok Seva Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: The State Secretariat or Sachivalaya will henceforth be called Lok Seva Bhawan, announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the State Assembly on Monday. “In a democracy people are masters and we all exist to serve them. I would like to use this opportunity to announce that ‘Sachivalaya’ or Secretariat will be called as Lok […]

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Odisha CM hands over appointment letters to 500 ASOs

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday handed over the appointment letters to at least 500 newly recruited Assistant Section Officers (ASOs), including 166 women officers and called upon for citizen-centric governance. The ceremony was organized at Rabindra Mandap here. The newly recruited officials will be engaged in the State Secretariat. They have been selected […]

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Cyber security the next gen IT hot cake for students: Expert

Bhubaneswar: With rising cases of data breaches and crisis due to cyber-attacks around the globe, cyber security is going to be the most demanding IT subject for students in near future, said cyber security expert Sruti Ranjan Sahoo. Sahoo, who owns Digital Talent, a Bhubaneswar-based institute for ethical hacking and cyber security, was speaking a […]

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Congress threatens State-wide agitation tomorrow over ‘rising’ child rapes

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress on Tuesday called for a State-wide protest over atrocities against women and rising minor girl rape cases in the State on Wednesday. “The Congress will hold a State-wide agitation on Wednesday over rising incidents of atrocities against women and minor girl rape cases. Protests will be held at all district headquarters from […]

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Swiss Ambassador Andreas Baum takes part in Heritage Walk

Bhubaneswar: Swiss Ambassador to India Dr Andreas Baum on Sunday took part in a special heritage walk at Old Town this afternoon. The walk began in the beautiful precincts of Mukteswar and Siddheswar Temple where he was overwhelmed by the sheer artistry on display on the walls. The Envoy was all praise for the master […]

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Parichay felicitates 14 men achievers

Bhubaneswar: The Parichay Foundation on Saturday organised 4th Edition of SHRIE Awards and felicitated at least 14 men achievers in different categories. While Ajay Agarwal was bestowed with Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr Neelamadhab Rath was honoured for his contribution in field of medical science, Guru Bichitrananda Swain (Art & Culture), Uttam Tripathy (NRO), Madhusudan Das […]

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