Inter-state gang of dacoits busted in Koraput district

Koraput, Aug 20: Police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of dacoits with the arrest of nine persons in Koraput district. Sharp weapons, a car, three motor-cycles and Rs 25,000 were seized from them, a police officer said. The police nabbed six persons from an abandoned building at Bariniput area in the early hours […]

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Four killed, 1 injured in road accidents

Balasore/Dhenkanal, Aug 20 (PTI) Four persons were killed and a man was injured in separate road accidents in Balasore and Dhenkanal districts of Odisha, a police officer said today. Two people died and another sustained injuries when the motor-cycle carrying them was hit by a vehicle near Naharpatna on NH 60 under Balasore Sadar police station […]

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Camera trap in village to protect sheep from wild animals

Berhampur, Aug 20 (PTI) The forest department has decided to install a trap camera at a village in Ganjam district to track down wild animals that are attacking sheep, a forest official said. Six sheep were killed by an unidentified animal at Tamanada village and the carcasses were found by forest personnel from the outskirts of […]

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Naveen announces Rs 5 cr more, polythene worth Rs 8 cr for flood ravaged Kerala

Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced additional financial assistance of Rs five crore and also ordered polythene sheets worth Rs 8 crore for flood-ravaged Kerala. The financial assistance from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) is in addition to the Rs 5 crore sanctioned earlier, an official in the Chief Minister’s Office […]

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Congress to strengthen base through ‘My booth, My pride’ campaign

BHUBANESWAR, AUG 19 Eye on next general election in early 2019, Congress has decided to strengthen its base at grass root level as well as to reach out to the voters through its ambitious ‘My booth, My pride’ campaign. Speaking to reporters after the meeting of OPCC held here today, President Niranjan Patnaik said Congress […]

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National Conference on mining bats for beneficiation of all low grade ores

Scientists and engineers from top mining and mineral processing industries and research organisations have sought beneficiation of all kinds of low grade ores especially those which are not in practice presently like bauxite. Debating over various issues on mineral resources at the two-day National Conference on “Advances in Mining, Mineral Processing and Metal Extraction (AMMME-18)” […]

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Credit flow to Odisha’s MSME sector in 2017-18 grows up by record 131 pc

Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 An accomplishment which is bound to bring cheers to all stake holders in MSME sector in the State, annual credit flow to this segment in 2017-18 has registered an achievement over 131 percent of the total target. For the first time, Micro, Small, Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector which generates maximum employment next […]

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Odisha urges Kerala to assist stranded Odia labourers

Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 In the wake of a distress call by some Odia people in flood-hit Kerala, the Odisha government has requested the southern state to provide assistance to 130 labourers from the state in Odapally, official sources said. The Odisha government’s request followed an alert from one Anil Sethi who informed that about 130 labourers […]

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Expansion plans of Paradip port to help proposed PCPIR’s growth

Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 Ambitious expansion plans of Paradip port will improve the stake of the Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIR) coming up in Paradip with investment potential of over Rs.45,000 crore. A recent analysis of the PCPIRs taken up by the Union Ministry Chemicals and Fertilizer reveals that as many as four PCPIRs […]

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