Odisha STF seizes 1.43 kg brown sugar, arrests inter-State drug peddler

Bhubaneswar, October 21: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch has seized 1.43 kg brown sugar and arrested one inter-State drug peddler on Wednesday following a raid in Tangi area in Cuttack district, said a STF release on Thursday. “On the basis of intelligence input, a raid was conducted by a team […]

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Bhubaneswar Smart City organises Special Heritage Walk in Old Town

Bhubaneswar, October 3: Celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) on Sunday organised a Special Heritage Walk in the Old Town area of the capital city here following all the COVID appropriate behaviour. As part of a three-day long celebration of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, today’s theme was a […]

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Odisha to organise Agri Conclave on October 8

Bhubaneswar, September 29: Odisha is all set to organise an Agri Conclave on October 8 where big players in the agriculture sector will be invited to join the event. It will showcase the availability of surplus agricultural produces and create market linkages for agricultural and allied sector produces in the State, said an official release. […]

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Tusker gets stuck at Cuttack’s Mundali barrage in Mahanadi

Cuttack, September 24: A tusker got stuck near Mundali bridge in Cuttack district due to strong water current in Mahanadi river. According to reports, a herd of 17 elephants crossed the river near Mundali. All other elephants were able to cross the river except this one. The water level is very high near the spot […]

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BMC identifies 75 locations vulnerable to flooding in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, September 22: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified as many as 75 locations vulnerable to flooding during the monsoon and heavy rains in the State capital city. According to BMC Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh, the Civic Body, which is fully committed to finding and implementing solutions to the problem, has identified as many […]

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Varsha Priyadarshini’s ‘Ama Pathaagaara’ to build libraries across Odisha

Bhubaneswar, September 22: The fourth edition of Ama Pathaagaara, an initiative by noted actor and social activist Varsha Priyadarshini, was held at Satyabhama Devi College for Hearing Impaired here on Wednesday. As part of the programme, Varsha donated a variety of books for the students of the College and interacted with them. The event began […]

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Odisha CM inaugurates Utkal Alumina’s expansion unit in Rayagada

Bhubaneswar, September 16: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated the expansion project of Utkal Alumina Refinery at Kashipur in Rayagada. With this expansion, the production capacity of Utkal Alumina has been enhanced from 1.5 million ton to 2 million ton per annum (MTPA). Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Patnaik said that the economy […]

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Brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore seized in Bhubaneswar, 2 inter-State drug peddlers held

Bhubaneswar, September 14: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday seized 1.025 kg of brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore from Rasulgarh area and arrested two inter-State drugs peddlers. Acting on a tip-off, the STF raided Rasulgarh area and seized the contraband along with other incriminating materials from the […]

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Paradip Port aims to boost EXIM trade with installation of new container scanner

Paradip, September 13: Under Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) initiative, a Mobile X-Ray Container Scanning System (MXCS) has been installed by Paradip Port near the PICT Terminal at a cost of Rs 30 crore for the purpose of reducing physical examination and dwell time of containers at the Port, said an official release. After a […]

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SAMALEI project faces more local resistance as residents stage ‘Jal Satyagrah’ in Mahanadi

Sambalpur, September 9: Residents of Balibandha, Ramji Mandir and Ghunaghutipada on Thursday staged ‘Jal Satyagrah’ in Mahanadi river at Balibandha Ghat protesting displacement for carrying out the Samaleswari Temple Area Management and Local Economy Initiatives (SAMALEI) scheme by the State Government. Earlier, the residents of these areas, including the inhabitants of Ghunghutipara, a 400-year-old slum […]

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