Class VI Student From Jajpur Was Raped, Culprits Arrested

Class VI Student From Jajpur Was Raped, Culprits Arrested

Jajpur: A Class VI student of Jajpur town area has been allegedly raped by three persons including a teacher. The culprits have been arrested and forwarded to the Court. As per the report, one Sarbeshwara Jena of Jajpur had kidnapped a Class VI student of Jajpur town police limits. The victim’s father had lodged a complaint about it on January 21. Based on the complaint Police initiated the investigation and arrested Sarbeshwar from Kolkata and rescued the victim. As per reports, after kidnapping the girl Sarbeshwar initially kept her in…

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Man electrocuted to death in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A man was electrocuted to death after he accidentally came in contact with a live wire in Haridaspur village under Patkura police limits in Kendrapara district on Saturday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Tapan Parida, a resident of the same village. According to sources, Parida was busy in cutting bamboo this afternoon when an electric wire fell upon him. As a result, he died on the spot. On intimation, police reached the spot and registered a case of unnatural death into the incident. The body has been…

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HPCL to set up LPG Bottling Plant at Rayagada

HPCL to set up LPG Bottling Plant at Rayagada

Bhubaneswar: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will set up a LPG Bottling Plant in Odisha’s Rayagada. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will lay the foundation stone of the Rayagada LPG Bottling Plant on February 19. HPCL is presently having a LPG Bottling Plant at Jatni in Khurda district. The new plant to be constructed at Rayagada will be the second LPG Bottling Plant of HPCL in the state. Oil Marketing Companies are having LPG Bottling Plants at Balasore, Jharsuguda, Khurda and Jatni. The current bottling capacity of these 4 plants…

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Two Odia jawans martyred in Pulwama terror attack

Bhubaneswar: At least two Odia jawans have also attained the martyrdom in the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 43 troopers and left many others critically injured. The slain jawans have been identified as Prasanna Kumar Sahu of 61 Battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a resident of Shikhar village under Naugaon police limits in Jagatsinghpur district and Manoj Kumar Behera of Ratanpur in Niali of Cuttack district. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed their condolences to the…

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Odisha bags ‘State of the Year Award’ for promoting sports

The Chief Minister urged all the states to adopt one or two games for development of sports in the country.

Mumbai: Odisha has bagged the ‘State of the Year Award’ for promoting sports. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen received the award from World Champion Viswanathan Anand at a special function here on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion Patnaik said passion to win a game will make you a winner but passion for the game will make you an icon. “In sports and politics you need passion to succeed. Passion to win makes a winner, passion for game make an icon. Similarly, passion for power wins elections while passion to serve wins…

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Number of unemployed to touch 1 crore in Odisha: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is staring at a demographic disaster as the number of unemployed in the state is expected to touch 1 crore, said Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday. Giving a grim picture of employment in the state, Patnaik said Odisha now stands at around 7th position in the 10 high unemployment rate states of India. Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) with Bombay Stock Exchange prepared data of unemployment in Odisha, which says that, unemployment rate in the state is constantly raising, informed the PCC president.…

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ECI holds discussion with political parties on poll preparedness in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A six-member team of the Election Commission of India (ECI) led by Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa on Thursday held a discussion with the representatives of major political parties in Odisha. The team held discussions with the representatives of the BJD, BJP, Congress, CPI and other political parties about the preparations for the upcoming general and assembly elections in the state. While Narasingha Mishra led the Congress team, Bhrugu Baxipatra led the BJP delegation and Amar Patnaik and Sasmit Patra represented BJD delegation, sources said. “We informed the Election Commission…

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Valentine’s Day: Public places including parks to be guarded

Valentine’s Day: Public places including parks to be guarded

Bhubaneswar: Amid the threat of some fringe outfits against celebration of Valentine’s Day, Commissionerate Police on Wednesday said adequate security measures will be taken at the public places including at parks on February 14. All parks and public places would remain open for the denizens on February 14, said police commissioner Satyajit Mohanty. He said that the public places would be under guarded by the cops. “None of the shopping malls and parks would be shut. Around 12 to 15 platoon force would be deployed in different parts of the…

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BSCL gets Smart Cities Digital Payment Award

BSCL gets Smart Cities Digital Payment Award

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has won the Best Digital Payment Innovator Award, conceptualised by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This was part of the initiative taken up by MoUHA during August last year under Smart Cities Digital Payment Awards (SCDPA) 2018. There were three categories under SCDPA-2018-Best digital payments adopter, Best digital payments innovator and Fastest growing Smart City focusing on digital payments. Bhubaneswar received the award under Best digital payments innovator as it exhibits the most innovative implementation of the digital payments options for its…

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Engineering student held with brown sugar in Bhubaneswar

Engineering student held with brown sugar in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A team of Excise officials seized 83 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 8 lakh from the possession of an engineering student in the Odisha capital on Wednesday. During a surprise raid on Salia Sahi slum in Nayapalli area here, the excise officials seized 83 grams of brown sugar from Pritish Patnaik, a B.Tech-pass student. The sleuths also seized a bike from his possession. The team is further interrogating the engineering student to get more information on the business of brown sugar in Bhubaneswar.

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