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Explosion in cracker unit kills 8 people, injures several in Odisha on Diwali Eve

At least eight persons, including a minor were charred to death following an explosion in a cracker manufacturing unit at Bahabalpur in Balasore district on Wednesday afternoon.

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Scenes at the fire incident site near Power House Road area of Uditnagar police limits, Rourkela. (EPS)
Fire in cracker vending zone kills one, guts 46 shops, 18 bikes in Odisha

According to preliminary estimation, as many as 46 makeshift shops, 18 bikes and property worth Rs 1.5 crore were gutted in the fire mishap.

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Make Gen-X aware of freedom fighters’ sacrifices: Parliamentarian Bhartuhari Mahatab

Senior Parliamentarian Bhartuhari Mahatab said the next generation should be made aware about the supreme sacrifice made by the freedom fighters.

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Splurging looted cash, robbers walk into police net

Splurging the cash they had looted from the staff of a confectionary unit a week ago proved costly for two robbers of the city.

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Maoist cadre.(File Photo for Representational Purposes. | AP)
Maoists kill kidnapped Gaon Sathi in Phulbani

The bullet-ridden body of Basanta Bhatta, who was abducted by Maoists on the suspicion of being a police informer on Sunday night, was found near Satanalia under Baliguda police limits on Tuesday.

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Bounties shower on neglected Bijepur

The death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu seems to have changed the fortune of Bijepur. After being neglected for years together, the area is suddenly witnessing a series of development activities.

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Mystery shrouds death of elephant near Phulbadia

THE death of an adult female elephant near Phulbadia village, bordering Similipal National Park, sparked controversy as an activist raised allegation of poaching.

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Congress leaders during the padayatra on Tuesday | EPS
Women safety takes backseat: OPCC

Led by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee, hundreds of the party workers marched from Musaguda village to Semiliguda on Tuesday to protest against the alleged gang-rape of a Koraput minor girl.

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13 more PHCs in State soon

The State Government is going to open 13 more PHCs (New) and upgrade five PHCs (New) to CHCs besides providing Sub-Division Hospital (SDH) facilities at six CHCs.

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Nandankanan adds two new amenities

THE Nandankanan Zoo on Tuesday unveiled a hyena enclosure and dedicated waiting facility for visitors hiring battery operated vehicles. Forest and Environment Minister Bijoyshree Routray inaugurated t

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Crack down on noisy fireworks, DGP to SPs

Director General of Police Dr RP Sharma on Tuesday asked all police districts to launch a crack down against sale of fire crackers emitting noise more than 65 decibel.

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File| PTI)
Naveen Patnaik cancels October 21 Bijepur visit

Sources within the party said the visit of the Chief Minister to the constituency has been rescheduled and the date will be announced later.

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Focus on quality of institutional delivery: Health Survey Experts

Even as the institutional delivery rate has increased substantially and infant mortality rate has declined considerably in the State, quality of delivery at the health facilities needs to be improved.

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Portal to provide open access to State government data

The State Government on Tuesday launched open government data portal to provide open access to data generated or commissioned by the Government or Government-controlled entities.

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Anganwadi workers and helpers staging a dharna at Rourkela (File | EPS)
Anganwadi workers on stir after pay hike

The State Government on Tuesday hiked the monthly honorarium of anganwadi workers and helpers by around 50 per cent following their 36-day agitation.

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Bear beaten to death by angry villagers in Odisha

A wild bear was beaten to death by angry locals after the animal mauled to death a villager and injured two others near a forest in Ganjam district, a forest official said.

17 Oct 2017

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Maoists kill 'Gaon Sathi' in Odisha's Kandhamal

Odisha government has recruited 'Gaon Sathis' in January 2008, two in each village, under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to facilitate smooth implementation and execution of the scheme

17 Oct 2017

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Girl allegedly gang-raped by six men in Odisha's Ganjam district

The incident took place in the evening in a cashew forest at Gangapur, while the girl was going to Budhakendu Temple for prayers after her engagement with her fiancée.

17 Oct 2017

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan (File | EPS)
Ex-BJD Rajnagar MLA to join BJP on October 22

Former BJD MLA of Rajnagar Alekha Kumar Jena will join BJP along with his supporters on October 22 in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Pattamundai here.

17 Oct 2017

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Odisha labourer alleges wife's death to starvation 

A Casual labourer has alleged that his wife died of starvation in Barchana block of Jajpur district. The incident took place on Saturday.

17 Oct 2017

State aims to be hub of downstream aluminium sector

To promote investments in downstream aluminium sector, Industries Department and CII on Monday engaged with over 70 Indian companies inviting them to invest in Odisha’s downstream ecosystem.

17 Oct 2017