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Congress claims it is still strong at the grassroots level in Odisha

Despite its worst ever performance in the panchayat polls, the OPCC claimed that the party is still strong at the grassroots level.

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Congress, BJD stall proceedings in assembly over Narendra Modi's poverty remark on Odisha

Dash was supported by other ruling party legislators, including Priyadarshi Mishra who were on their feet criticising the Prime Minister's statement.

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Private bus owners threaten protest

Buses of a particular company were halted on Friday by locals who alleged that a passenger was looted in one of these vehicles on Thursday.

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Blueprint of Golebazar market building
Golebazar market building work to begin in April

The century-old Golebazar market, the oldest organised daily market of the city, will soon get a makeover.

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Ancient shrines come alive

More  than a lakh devotees thronged the famous Shaiva seat Sarankul, 12 km from here, to get a ‘darshan’ of Ladukeshwar, popularly known as Ladubaba on Maha Shivaratri.

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Plastic ban in Rourkela soon

Rourkela  may soon get relief from harmful plastic. Although a delayed move, the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMS) has started work on banning plastic bags below 50 microns and penalise violators. 

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Devotees throng abodes of Shiva

A sea of devotees started pouring in at the Vedvyas temple at Rourkela from the wee hours of Friday on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

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Tribals celebrate at Gupteswar

 Over a lakh devotees from Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh offered prayers at the caved shrine of Gupteswar in Ramgiri forest under Boipariguda block.

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Dangamal hatchery opens after 4 years 

 The hatchery and rearing complex of crocodiles at Dangamal within Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district was reopened 

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Global meet on SCD ends with call to act on findings

The four-day 3rd Global Congress on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) came to an end here on Friday with a call to translate new findings on the disease and requirements into real action.

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Lingaraj temple draws sea of devotees on Shivaratri

Lakes of devotees thronged the Lingaraj temple here on Friday on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. 

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BMC and NIUA join hands for City Sanitation Plan 

 The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has joined hands with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in chalking out comprehensive City Sanitation Plan (CSP)

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Man dies in road mishap

A 34-year-old man was killed in an accident on National Highway 16 under Khandagiri police limits here on Friday.

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IOCL disputes State’s  VAT deferment figure

Discounted amount will be in range of D8,000 cr to D9,000 cr as against State's claim of D22,745 cr: IOCL

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Two devotees die as bus overturns 

Two persons died and thirteen were injured after a bus in which they were returning after a ‘darshan’ of Lord Shiva at Gupteswar overturned near Seribeda in Koraput district on Friday.

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Congress has no 'nexus' with either BJP or BJD: Mishra

While the Congress has ideological difference with the BJP, the party is strongly opposed to the BJD in Odisha.

24 Feb 2017

Parties begin poaching of candidates in Jagatsinghpur

With two days left for the outcome of panchayat elections to be announced, horse trading in Tirtol, Naugaon, Raghunathpur and Biridi blocks has come to the fore.

24 Feb 2017

Focus on export potential of Odisha farm products

Odisha has a huge scope for export of agricultural products with the capability to grow almost any form of crop.

24 Feb 2017

Chief Minister move on drinking water

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked officials to take steps to ensure that people do not face any drinking water problem during summer.

24 Feb 2017

Two get 20-year rigourous imprisonment for gang-rape

The Additional District and Sessions Judge of Champua on Thursday sentenced two persons to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) on charges of gang-raping a tribal woman​ last year.

24 Feb 2017

Labour officer lands in Vigilance net

The Deputy Labour Commissioner of Kalahandi, Dinabandhu Adhikari, was arrested by Vigilance sleuths on Thursday while allegedly accepting a bribe of `20,000 from a person to release funds.

24 Feb 2017