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Students protest poll norm in front of Khallikote University

Volunteers of Milita Chatra Krianustan Committee staged a dharna in front of Khallikote University on Thursday  protesting against the varsity’s decision to conduct indirect elections to its Students’

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Drivers and helpers staging protest in Paradip on Thursday | Express
Drivers’ strike halts cargo operation in Paradip Port

Drivers and helpers call off stir after getting assurance from dumper owners.

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Jumbos are back, strike fear in Kuanrmunda

The herd of five elephants continues to create panic in villages of Kuanrmunda range of Rourkela Forest Division (RFD), keeping the forest officials on the tenterhooks.

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Planetarium coming up in Rayagada

A mobile digital planetarium will be inaugurated at the district headquarters town of Rayagada district on August 19.

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Motorcycle ambulance to reach Nagada soon

Health Minister Pratap Jena visits the hilltop village for the first time.

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Now, cell therapy treatment for Orthopaedic patient troubles in city

Apollo Hospital has introduced a new cell therapy treatment for Orthopaedic patients suffering from bone and cartilage injuries and diseases.

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Panel to review rural roads maintenance per the Odisha Rural Roads Maintenance Policy

The Rural Development Department on Thursday formulated an empowered committee to look into better maintenance of rural roads in the State.

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Gloom descends over Ranikhinda after three children perish in fire

A pall of gloom descended on Ranikhinda village under Dhankauda block in the district where three children, including two siblings, were burnt alive after a house caught fire due to leakage in an LPG.

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Drought scare looms large over Kandhamal

Scanty rainfall has raised drought apprehension in tribal-dominated Kandhamal district even as the farmers are eagerly waiting for good rainfall to expedite agricultural activities.

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A portion of the temporary bridge washed away by heavy rains near Jagannathpur village in Rayagada | Express
Heavy rains hit normal life in South Odisha

Heavy rains lashed all parts of Koraput region on Thursday throwing normal life out of gear. An average of 40 mm rainfall was recorded in the past 24 hours.

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Deficit showers sow woes for Balangir farmers

Lack of adequate rainfall has increased the woes of farmers in Balangir district.  More than 80 per cent of farmers and 50 per cent land in the district are staring at severe drought due to erratic ra

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BJP fights for consumers against power tariff hike

The State BJP on Thursday urged Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission to reject the petitions of the four State-owned utilities in the power sector for a further hike in electricity tariff.

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Capital police stations lack fire safety measures

AT a time when the Capital City witnessed major fire incidents in private buildings that claimed several lives recently and prompted the fire officials to call for mandatory safety measures.

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Another RTI activist faces complaint by woman

A woman on Thursday lodged a complaint with Bhubaneswar DCP alleging that an RTI activist was maligning her image on social media.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File | PTI)
Cash incentive hike for inter-caste marriage

The State Government on Thursday doubled the cash incentive for inter-caste marriages from existing Rs.50,000 to Rs. one lakh.

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Members of Odisha School College United Teachers and Employees’ Association staging protest in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday | Express
Block grant teachers rally against system

The block grant school and college teachers have taken to the streets again demanding abolition of the block grant system.

17 Aug 2017

Khurda, the epicentre of viral infections in Odisha

Presence of Acute encephalitis syndrome also found in the district

17 Aug 2017

Villagers boycott funeral of man cured of leprosy 

Jayanarayan was cured of leprosy but stayed in isolation due to social stigma and the village refused to turn up for cremation of the septuagenarian on Wednesday.

17 Aug 2017

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Delang rape, murder accused held

Puri Police on Wednesday arrested a serial killer for the rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman in Delanga area on the intervening night of August 1 and 2.

17 Aug 2017

A dehydrated Chief Minister  sips some water during the I-Day parade in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday | Express
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hopes to rid Odisha of poverty

Naveen Patnaik expressed his hope that Odisha would be poverty-free by 2036 when the State celebrates its 100th year of attaining special province status.

17 Aug 2017

People did not prefer to buy onion even at Rs 22 a kg this past week (File | EPS)
No relief for Odisha's onion consumers yet

The price of onion is unlikely to drop in near future even as the State Government pinned hopes on fresh arrivals from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

17 Aug 2017