Jay Panda joins BJP ahead of polls, BJD calls him ‘traitor’

New Delhi, Mar 4 Even as former BJD lawmaker Baijyant ‘Jay’ Panda joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday, giving a boost to the party in Odisha where it is looking to improve its tally in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the ruling BJD said he was the biggest traitor of the century. While BJP […]

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Devotees throng temples on Maha Shivaratri

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 4 Thousands of devotees thronged Shiva temples across the State today to offer puja on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. Devotees in large numbers visited Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Lokanath Temple in Puri, Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh, Chandrashekhar Temple at Kapilash in Dhenkanal, Panchalingeswar in Balasore, Ladukeshwar in Nayagarh, Gupteshwar in Koraput and […]

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BJD to seek public opinion during state-wide manifesto campaign

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 4 The ruling Biju Janata Dal has embarked upon a massive programme to reach out to 86 lakh families in the state to seek their opinion before drafting its election manifesto for the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha polls. Senior party leaders Arun Sahu and Sasmit Patra told reporters here Monday that Chief […]

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BJP, Congress protest attack on cops inside PS

The Odisha units of Congress and BJP have sharply attacked the ruling BJD for the Sunday night attack by its youth wing leaders on four culprits already in police custody as well as on the police officers at the Sahidnagar police station, and questioned the Commissionerate police for its inaction in arresting the assailants. Both […]

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Land hurdles delaying Odisha rail projects: Union Minister Sinha

Bhubaneswar, March 4 Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha today accused the ruling BJD government of failing to acquire and hand over land to the railways in time, causing “undue delay” in several projects of the public sector behemoth. Sinha, who launched a slew of railway facilities at a function here, said the […]

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Leadership issue weakening Maoist organisations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 4 Maoists in Odisha are understood to have faced serious leadership crisis as senior leaders show lethargy and lack of interest in organizing the activities. This has turned out to be a major concern for the Ultras. With large scale operations taken up by security forces in the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected […]

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CBI officer Pradhan to get MHA Medal for Excellence in investigation

Bhubaneswar, March 4 Girish Kumar Pradhan, Inspector, CBI, EO-VII, Bhubaneswar has been selected to receive the Medal for Excellence in Investigation for the year 2018. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) gives away these medals to the investigating officers from various state and national level investigating agencies for their remarkable contribution in the field […]

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Over four lakh Olive Ridley turtles reach Gahirmatha beach for nesting

Kendrapara, March 4 Over four lakh Olive Ridley turtles have arrived for nesting in the past five days at Gahirmatha beach here, one of the world’s largest rookeries of the endangered species, a forest official said. The mass nesting at the beach, which is close to the missile test range centre at Wheeler’s Island, is […]

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CM urges all not to lend ears to rumors on KALIA Scheme

Bhubaneswar, March 2 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the people not to lend their ears to any kind of rumors on the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme launched by his government. He assured the people, while addressing gatherings at Jajpur and Bhadrak during his day-long visit to the two districts […]

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Naveen seeks Modi’s intervention for creation of two Railway zones

Bhubaneswar, March 2 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to declare two new Railway Divisions at Rourkela and Jajpur to unify Railways in Odisha under one administrative Zonal Headquarters of ECoR Bhubaneswar In a letter he said Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has recently announced the setting up of […]

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