SRC asks collectors to ascertain crop damage in cyclone

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 Odisha government asked district collectors and agriculture department Friday to conduct field inspection to ascertain damages to cultivation by Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods, officials said. The action came a day after the state asked the Centre to immediately release Rs 1,000 crore as interim assistance for relief and restoration works for […]

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Odia filmmaker Amiya Ranjan Patnaik dead

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 Eminent Odia filmmaker Amiya Ranjan Patnaik passed away at a private hospital in New Delhi on Friday, family sources said. Patnaik was 63. He is survived by his wife and a son. Patnaik produced movies such as ‘Pardesi Babu’, ‘Mamata Mage Mula’, ‘Hakim Babu’, ‘Pua Moro Kalathakura’ and ‘Tulasi Apa’. He has […]

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Woman gangraped in Odisha, two detained

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: A 25-year-old woman from West Bengal was allegedly gang raped for 10 days in confinement at a market complex in Puri district, police said Thursday. Police have detained two youths in connection with the crime and interrogating them, Puri district additional superintendent of police Gagarin Mohanty said. The woman was rescued by the […]

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Golden touch for Goddess Durga in Cuttack

Cuttack, Oct 17: The Millenium City of Cuttack has been decked up in precious metals as major Durga puja organizers here have opted for exquisite gold and silver filigree work for their pandals. This display of gold and silver embellishments at the pandals has been the “hallmark of Durga festival in Cuttack” for the past seven […]

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Political direction did not come from Odisha govt during Cyclone Titli: Yechury

BHUBANESWAR, OCT 15 Criticizing the Odisha government’s handling of Cyclone Titli and resultant floods, the CPI(M) said Monday though the state has a capable government, political direction did not come on time. Speaking to reporters here, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the state government needs to step in a “big way” and provide necessary […]

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14 labourers injured in bridge collapse in Sundargarh dist

ROURKELA, OCT 15 At least 14 labourers were injured, three of them seriously, when an under-construction bridge collapsed at Bonai in Sundargarh district, the police said. The incident occurred when one of the five spans of the bridge came crashing down injuring 14 workers near Kunjipani on NH-215 on Sunday. The span that crashed was […]

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PM Modi to unveil world’s tallest statue in Gujarat on Oct 31

PRIYABRAT BISWAL BHUBANESWAR, OCT 15 Come October 31 and India will eliminate China from holding the distinction of having the world’s tallest statue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the 182-metre high “Statue of Unity”, the statue of firebrand freedom fighter and India’s first Home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, built on Sadhu Island in the […]

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CM announces package for ‘Titli’ affected people

Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday said the standing crops, roads and trees suffered the maximum damage in cyclone Titli and the resultant flood in the state. After conducting an aerial survey of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts, the chief minister said all affected families of Ganjam, Gajapati and Gunpur Sub-Division of Rayagada […]

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12 feared dead, four missing in landslide

Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 At least 12 people were feared dead and four missing in a landslide triggered by heavy rain after cyclone Titli in Odisha’s Gajapati district, Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi said Saturday. The incident occurred when some villagers took shelter in a cave structure following very heavy rainfall Friday evening, he said. […]

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