Odisha

₹ 4.30 lakh looted at gunpoint in Odisha

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Kendrapara: Unidentified criminals looted Rs 4.30 lakh cash at gunpoint from a trader on the Paradip-Daitary expressway near here, police said today. Businessman Sadanand Swain had drawn the cash from a nationalised bank and was on way to his house in Marshaghai when two motor-cycle-borne men waylaid him at gun point and snatched the bag containing …

‘Orange alert’ issued as heat wave intensifies in Odisha

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Bhubaneswar: Predicting further intensification of heat wave conditions in the state, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMT) on Tuesday issued orange alert, a warning for severe heat wave, across Odisha for next few days. As the temperature rose beyond 45 degrees in five towns and 40 degrees in other 16 places yesterday, the Bhubaneswar met office …

BJD moves motion of notice for election of Assembly Speaker

Monday, May 15, 2017

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Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ON Monday moved a motion of notice for the election to the post of Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly. The motion of notice was moved before the Assembly Secretary A K Sarangi. The BJD named former minister Pradip Kumar Amat as its candidate for the Speaker’s post. Chief Minister …

Three killed, two injured in Ganjam district

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Berhampur: Three persons were killed and two others critically injured when lightning struck them at Bhatakhali hill in Ganjam district. The mishap took place while the victims were returning from work at a stone quarry last evening, police said. The deceased were identified as Narayan Sahu (35) of Subalaya, Sushant Sahu (42) of Kaniara and …

CHSE plus II science results 2017 declared, girls outshine boys

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Bhubaneswar: Girls outshone boys in the Plus II Science examination of Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), the results of which were declared today. A total of 90,643 students appeared for the science stream exam. The Mass Education minister Badri Naryan Patra announced the results and said that 81.11 per cent students have cleared the …

Baahubali takes birth at Zoo in Odisha

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Baahubali is now a global phenomenon. Everybody is obsessed about this record-breaking blockbuster. From soap brands to cars, everybody is syncing their tune with this larger than life budget movie. ALSO READ: Odiya society demands Bharat Ratna for Biju Patnaik Odisha did not stay behind following this trend when it comes to Baahubali enthusiasm. The …

Odiya society demands Bharat Ratna for Biju Patnaik

Monday, May 08, 2017

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Mumbai [India] May 8: Recalling the invaluable services of adventurous pilot, freedom fighter and former Orissa chief minister Biju Patnaik, the who’s who of Odiya society here have appealed to the government to confer the Bharat Ratna on him posthumously. Mumbai-based social worker Bibhuti Rath read out the one point resolution to confer the Bharat …

19-year-old student commits suicide

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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Kendrapara: A 19-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Chakroda village here, police said. The deceased has been identified as Rudra Narayan Rout. He took the drastic step at his home when his family members were away, they said. A case has been registered and investigation is underway, police said.

India successfully test fires Agni-II Ballistic Missile

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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Bhadrakh (Odisha) [India], May 4 : The Agni-ll Ballistic Missile was successfully test fired on Thursday at 10.22 a.m from A.P.J Abdul Kalam island of Dhamara in Odisha. The A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Azad Island was previously known as Wheelers Island. The nuclear weapon is capable of a full strike range of 2,000 km. ALSO READ: Time …

Berhampur University to reintroduce entrance for PG admission

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Berhampur: Berhampur University will reintroduce entrance test for the selection of aspirants as part of its admission process for the academic year 2017. Further, the university has directed the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to conduct the admission process online to maintain transparency. The decisions were approved by the vice-chancellor of the university on Monday, a …

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